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top stories from r.t. palestine moves up to the international arena becoming a recognized state which could allow it to pursue israel over claims of war crimes . also this half hour of news egypt's power struggle spirals while the forces gather strength in a showdown over the draft constitution and the president's self-imposed supreme authority a correspondence where. us watch this space that. way it seems the sun promises more ground shaking revelations next year as he talks to us r.t. .
kevin owen it's eleven pm now here in moscow and the main story of the week just gone the palestinians moved a step closer to being fully recognized as independent the u.n. voted to upgrade the administration's diplomatic station status to ignore member observer state middle east correspondent paula reports that now on how the move may signal a way in the way that the world sees israeli actions from now on. it might be foregone conclusion but that didn't dampen the jubilation on the streets of palestine. overwhelming support for upgraded palestinian state has to a nonmember observer state in the un one hundred thirty eight voting in favor nine against forty one abstentions speaks of import of political and legal victory to hold israel accountable in
a practical way on its violations the national law and its violations the rights of the palestinian people especially on the expansion of illegal settlements palestinians can now apply to join the international criminal court and other global organizations giving them better bargaining chips in dealing with israel but it came at a price within hours tel aviv announced it was building three thousand more homes in the west bank a sure sign that the situation on the ground won't change overnight the buzz does it's not a step forward it's a step aside or even you know a step. back it's really a pity the international community gives hand to this violation the u.s. was also quick to cast a cloud over the palestinian party mood the unfortunate and counterproductive resolution at the united nations general assembly are that just past today's grand pronouncements will soon see. and the palestinian people will wake up tomorrow and
find that little about their lives has changed but washington's unflinching support for tel aviv has separated from some of its longtime allies in the un more and more countries are turning their back on decades of negotiations that have led nowhere what has changed has been the continual failure of the us controlled so-called peace process to lead to any kind of end to occupation and what i think was the catalyst here is that political pressure on other matters and on the palestinian authority from their own population from their own people who were saying you know what we've had twenty one years of failed diplomacy we're not looking for twenty two we want something different and that's something means a real shift in policy first and foremost the consensus on the international stage is that israel needs to stop building settlements deemed illegal by the un and
certainly be international community you know is a horse. a provocation which heroes of course are going to run so called. it was a little more than a year ago that palestinian president mahmoud abbas came to the un in a bid for statehood since then tel aviv and washington's approach to the middle east conflict has gained them an ever shrinking minority of supporters the irony is that the bid was passed on the watches of israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and his rightwing foreign minister avigdor lieberman it was last year that lieberman boasted in the united nations that the moral majority of western states was with israel it now turns out he was wrong and whether israel once it or not it's increasingly clear that something needs to give policy r.t. tel aviv. just below the ceiling i spoke to israeli college lecturer mary ice and she told me that thursday's un move was directed against israel. the majority of
israelis including this government by the way have stated clearly that they'd like to see palestine independent both of us understand that there's a difference between saying palestine independent and doing it on your own with the united nations without israel as a partner as if saying that the impediment is just the state that's here let's do this hand in hand without negotiations without us as a partner to do a one sided to impose it on israel and they feel the strong need to give a response as an israeli i can say that has to do with domestic politics personally i don't necessarily adhere to that stop i think you've heard a lot of criticism here in israel in linking it in such a way but that is also about politics but of course israel maybe not helping the matter could be said on top of the and i was with the settlements israel's also announced is not going to hold over a hundred million dollars of aid to the palestinians to pay back debts to israeli companies is not really an option when of course you go to will's blah just refugee
populations on your doorstep well that refugee population is something that needs to be taken care of and the case but i'm looking at these as part of the last four years the decision that was made on thursday from my point of view as an israeli was anti israel not just pro palestinian i want to see something which is a win win situation one that's both pro palestinian that goes towards an independent state not just in rhetoric and then not just in decorations but in actuality and to do so those same palestinians have been house to come not to the negotiation table for the last four years they have refused to do so they've refused time and again and we're all aware of that it was one of the main reasons that the forty states that did abstain from the vote on thursday did so because of that rejection of israel it isn't just about being pro palestine it's also about accepting israel here and that's where we need to go. egyptians are supposed to decide on the new constitution and to. weeks' time but if this last week was the
thing to go by it won't be easy there was widespread anger as the president grant himself sweeping new powers while supreme court judges couldn't rule on the legitimacy of the draft charter after supporters of mohamed morsy stop them getting into the chamber the courts now suspended its working definitely in protest. in cairo for us. thank you good at unrest returns to the streets after the revolution that toppled hosni mubarak after the election that brought in mohamed morsi egypt is in turmoil once again these round the clock protests have been going on for over a week now it resembles early two thousand and eleven when hosni mubarak was removed from power but that was nearly two years ago shouldn't the revolution have ended by now the mood on top risk where became defiant again after last week's to creep by president morsi meaning his decisions would face no legal challenge we had the revolution to get rid of a tyrant a dictator. and we in in order to do that we made elections and rid
of illusion and actions to choose someone to the present us and turned out that this guy is also a tyrant himself however morsi claims his new powers are only temporary you know any of that be because it will in the world. be will tell you it is a temporary thing it is full emergency pull does the serious the same thing sift usable on the president obama and we stayed under emergency rule for seventy years opponents say egypt's new constitution is too islamist and could set the country on the road to religious dictatorship but some sections of society a keen to show their support for morsi and their scorn for judges who would block the constitution and i'm here to support the president morsi for them so patient might it be for them is opposition from the constitutional court yeah or most of us knows that since it is the morsi is that he got elected by the people when it was
at the fight for his failure the rifts in society are undeniable and perhaps more even than or for tarion ism the favor is that chaos will tear apart any games made by the revolution this is something new in egypt that's why it's it's more city thing in a way where you find. that people are facing each other in the streets in the ministrations and facing that type of violence from islamic groups egypt's president its government its courts its very constitution are now matters of heated debate one of the few things moved to gyptian do seem to agree on after the long night of mubarak a new day is proving elusive tom bottom party. during this sounds promising some new shock revelations to rival the hundreds of thousands of secret diplomatic cables published by wiki leaks two years ago and in an interview with the editor of the whistle blowing web site also claims the us is becoming a totalitarian state with the help of social media. the problem is that all the
time everyone nearly everything they do on the internet is permanently recorded every web search to know what you were thinking one year two days three months ago and you don't know but google knows it remembers the national security agency intercepts requests that the u.s. border it knows. any. national security agency whistleblower who was research head of the national security agency's signals intelligence division describes this as turning a key to terrorism that all the infrastructure has been built for absolute totalitarianism it's just a matter of turning the key and actually the case has already been turned a little bit and it's now affecting people who are targeted for us drone strikes organizations like wiki leaks. national security reporters who are having their sources investigated is already partly turned and you know the question is would we
would go all the way. and we've watched full interview. here on our. election turnout stumble in kuwait we're talking about that very same night it seems the opposition paid off in a few minutes we'll tell you why the rules rage the vote plus prime minister press and public. employees of britain's free media needs to be brain dead meat regulation just a couple of stories ahead after this break. if you're passing through russia's very region you really can walk on the wild side thousands of kilometers of unspoiled countryside make up an area where it's still
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pro-government candidates who won the lion's share of seats in parliament after saturday's election but the opposition which boycotted the vote claim the turnout was low as twenty six percent in fact dismissing the lawmaking body therefore as a legitimate opposition protests until the us backed monarchy dissolved parliament . reports from the gulf state. the voting in kuwait's highly controversial elections may be over but the battle over the country's political future has only just begun lots of new faces in the newly elected parliament which is deemed to be far more government friendly than the previous assembly but that is because the opposition didn't front any candidates and no boycott of the vote that protest was deemed to be a success with official estimates of placing voter turnout at roughly thirty nine percent in stark contrast to the sixty percent voter turnout that we've seen in the last three elections in this country the opposition claims the turnout was in fact
much lower and it's obvious the new body is illegitimate in fact they told the new assembly on constitutional and according to the popular committee for boycotting election votes the new body doesn't represent the majority of the kuwaiti people and has lost popular and political legitimacy the question is of course whether the opposition is now going to take its battle to the streets and whether the monarchy will respond with a heavy hand now what happens here in kuwait has implications far beyond the country's borders as an opec member any sort of on a rest is bound to have an effect on world oil prices the country also serves as a hub for the pentagon's ground forces with thousands of american combat troops stationed here as a military counterweight to iran now the gulf monarchies as a whole have been struggling to stave off the effects of the arab spring with varying degrees of success kuwait has largely seen as the most tolerant of the countries but the worry here is that trend could be reversed over the past few
months the country has seen increasingly violent escalating protests between the opposition and security forces with the latter using tear gas stun grenades and rubber bullets to disperse crowds political parties are banned as are political gatherings of more than twenty people and activists are claiming of a clamp down against dissent here in this country authorities did allow thousands of the opposition demonstrators to gather in a largely peaceful rally on. friday of course the coming weeks are bound to test the limits of the government's tolerance as well as the self control of the opposition what happens here in kuwait could very well break the next chapter of the arab spring is the captain of our team who waits. britain's free press learns who could face its toughest regulation in three hundred years in the week just gone across the line when caught the voice mails of royalty celebrities and a murder victim pretty boy to report snow on the inquiry that exposed the seedy relationship between the papers the police and the politicians. revelations the
british press. a wave of public revulsion and one of the big scandals. at times. not just story. but downing street as well as the allegations went all the way to the heart the british government to douse the flames number ten ordered the creation of the leveson inquiry in order to investigate the claims and now two years in the making after a chorus line of celebrity witnesses and millions in taxpayers' money the leveson report damning about the press and heavily critical of both the police and the government thought it says was their cozy relationship with the media cameron has been shown with hunt to have been actually batting for the murdoch empire was part of all of this so you know i think there needs to be a bit more of
a focus on the five years of the police. to do anything about these criminal acts lord leveson his recommendation is for highest standards of self-regulation by the press in forced by legislation and that's what critics fear could stifle the already declining newspaper industry and deal a huge blow to the freedom of the press in the u.k. is there any way in which you can be a little bit sensitive or a little bit monitor that. most people say no with britain now in the midst of a post leveson hangover it's the country's two top politicians who are likely to be the most embarrassed david cameron might be suffering from some uncomfortable flashbacks back in october the prime minister promised to support the leveson recommendations as long as they went bonkers cut to last week i have some serious concerns and misgivings on this recommendation they break into issues of principle practicality and necessity but david cameron's change of heart when. guarding the
inquiry's findings won't be causing him half the headache that nick clegg might be nursing at the moment the liberal democrat deputy prime minister used to talk about liberal democracy a labor previous essence will be remembered as the government who took your freedoms away we want to be remembered as the ones who gave them back not anymore here he is after leveson published their report i have always said that i would support lord justice leveson reforms providing they are proportionate and workable and i will come on to why i believe that is the case as far as the report's corporate core proposal is concerned namely a tougher system of self-regulation supported by new independent checks recognised in law recent polls suggest that over two thirds of britons have little or no faith in the newspaper industry anymore and with revelations about the strong links
between the police the politicians and the media it's not only trust in fleet street that when dealing i think going to be the word you know obviously we've been very worried about his press sometimes i think it's always gone on between should keep an eye on it and be aware of it. with opinions raging for and against new legislation it's turning into a no win situation for those in power by questioning the results of the inquiry david cameron looked to his critics like he abandoned the victims of media intrusion for some good press which is what got the government in trouble in the first place polly boyko r t london. explosions in syria's western city of homs have killed at least fifteen injured more than thirty those blasts out near a mosque in a stadium witnesses say there were two separate car bomb attacks it's feared the number of dead could rise two with many of the wounded in a critical condition it comes amid reports that syrian warplanes have hit rebel
targets in the suburbs of damascus. with fighting between militias and regime troops it's been raging on for months now and earlier this week two gruesome footage showed we showed you as a major power lead shelling syrian rebels police found principles as they clean for the government said and sing the idling. front which has been dying several suicide attacks in the country meantime internet phone access across syria just cut off the ten days while the opposition widely blamed the assad government for that information block at least part from having fun only with the benefit people packing the rebel militia. become a massive problem again with syria and we've had this problem from the beginning which is the skewing of information coming out of the country the syrian observatory for human rights was responsible for a lot of the initial bogus claims that allowed the west to sort of justify the fact of the for you syrian army terrorist groups the leaders of our western countries
particularly nato countries or encouraging the syrian terrorist rebels guerrillas whatever you want to call them to really accelerate a bloodbath in that country because in the eyes of washington and london the bigger the blood out the quicker they're going to have reaching just a report just came out this week with a supplying satellite units to rebels rebel groups terrorist groups essentially in syria so they can communicate while the internet is down to their country there was a niche initially sold in the media in places like the washington post a move by the assad government possibly to shut down rebel communications but actually a point for their investigation it looks like it's possible that actually the combination of the united states operatives and the syrian rebels could actually be behind the bringing down the internet and the reason is is because if the blood escalates in that country the last thing that the west wants is any reports coming
out on the internet of actual rebel terrorist atrocities in that country atrocities that we've seen quite a bit of recently. some today's world news headlines now taliban suicide bombers of attack to join us after a military base in the city of jalalabad in eastern afghanistan two vehicles cuts with explosives were detonated at the main gate there followed by gunfire all nine of the assailants involved killed nato also says at least six afghans died in several lines troops were injured it's the largest such assault in the city since february when a suicide bomb attack claimed the lives of nine afghans. c.c.t.v. footage showing now inside that collapsed tunnel in japan release five people have been killed authorities say as many as seven could still be trapped there even tonight rescue missions been complicated by thick smoke from a fire inside the tunnel the road remains closed while the cause of the collapse is under investigation. he was couple minutes away from the story of the occupy
movement as it grew from a single protest to a nationwide crusade this on x. program on r.t. . to means in this story even for specialists how a voice can produce several sounds at once but we didn't use the art of throat singing comes naturally picked up like a language. a language of communicating with nature it said that's where originates from t.v. news believe not only any morals but also all surrounding objects like reverse forests and even stones of souls imitating the sounds they believe assumes to
capture the power of nature. there are special instruments that accompany the singing guinea says there is even a legend about his instrument a gill it says once there lived a poor shefford who had the best horse that won every competition but jealous people killed it on the horse was revived as an instrument. those that have some pitiful is because of the spirit of the horse came to his dream and said make an instrument from the tree the sounding board from the leather of my face the strings . and to remember me make an engraving of my head of the instrument he did so cool beans from and to give you which means come back and this melody on the instrument is called.
to fly as one of the most famous groups in the republic their next goal is to tour peru and they say for you are peons it is difficult to pick up and sing so i asked them to teach me and see if i can do it. cheer leading up to their work. share oh you shared water that was sure they can come through and was you thank gary are all. but now it is part of the song and not the actual throat singing which i wouldn't even dare try to repeat. so maybe you have to be born here to be able to sing like this i thought so until i met small she looks like a deveny and i don't even speak their language but she is from japan.
most s. too far in mindset that she planned from two hundred years ago until stop here she's not planning a professional singing career but she keeps practicing just because it's become part of her nature. i guess. i work for. my father is the way and an assistant to the man i'm speaking with here vice president of sidonie way district one chris shelton one of the groups c.w.a. represents the rising workers and as of june two thousand and twelve the horizon workers he represents have been working without a contract for over a year except this round of contracts is different the rising is trying to break everything my father worked for his whole career could be gone within his lifetime
so many diverse people who are many walks of life that recognize that we are the not percent of the time of record profits of ricers us to the very same people that have made the. rich corporations do not want to go to benefits acceptable from our point of view their eyes it should be the poster child for corporate greed because of all the money they make and what they're trying to do to us and everybody else at the bar you say it's about saving a million dollars next year but what do you think this car negotiations is really about this car negotiation is about destroying our standard of living this is cooperation is trying to get what they want that they've been trying to get for the last twenty five years and we cannot let them and that's why occupy wall street's message and on message are exactly the same corporate greed is destroying this country and we cannot let it we have built very close ties with the communication workers before september seventeenth we were already supporting the fall marc.