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silence shrouds the ordeal of a journalist held by syrian rebels with no news of her fate since a deadline passed by her execution. energy addicted britain is accused of resorting to dirty policies to drill for gaps as it approves a technique criticized for destroying the environment. and washington looks to clinch a deal that would let more u.s. troops and hardware into asia as china's new leader advises its military to prepare for a struggle. with worldwide news live from moscow city center this is r t with me will receive
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showing the fate of a ukrainian journalist held by syrian rebels remains unknown after a round sum deadline from a group threatening to execute her has passed on had a question of i was kidnapped by insurgents said to be from the free syrian army and she repeatedly accused of brutality against civilians now the story. there. well the deadline has passed with no word as to whether or not she is dead or alive she was reportedly kidnapped by the free syrian army and held for ransom of fifty million u.s. dollars she was taken hostage nearly two months ago and since then has appeared in two separate videos in the first she appeals to the ukrainian government to pay the ransom money and state her free in a second which many believe was made under do is she admits to being a spy for the point needs to be made that just about everyone believes the that this video was made under extreme pressure and dulls the objective mists of what she was saying now reporters without borders amnesty international and
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a number of other nongovernmental organizations have called on the free syrian army as well as the syrian national coalition have demanded that they immediately secure her release saying that this is the first taste of the newly widely recognized government at the same time the same rebels who are allegedly holding her have posted a video in which they have said that no russian no ukrainian and no rain in will leave syria alive so there is deep concern as to her fate now recently there has been a wave of rebel executions in one at least ten bound prisoners are shot at point blank range by the rebels and this was recorded and posted so certainly there was a lot of concern over her fate and particularly the fact that nothing's been heard from who is very worrying to correspondent paula slee now dr ali mohammed from the
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syria tribune online magazine he says that international complacency and pressuring the rebels to secure the ukrainian journalist release ultimately is sending all the wrong signals. to the world's worst. american citizens in particular. to. look through proxies in. be sure to put some pressure of. hostages. leave the. country they. have been for the rest of. the river of the movie with people enjoying. from the information of the bureaucracy of. now american troops are getting closer to syria's borders helicopter hoit patriot missile complexes in turkey to defend the country's borders there the missiles range however will extend deep into syrian territory if you will about that details
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and full of art you don't know. the future of the middle east and what role the international community has to play in it is the main theme of the latest edition of cross talk and the question of who bears responsibility for the strife gripping the region that is being debated next hour here on out. by one blame the united states for the sectarian divisions that exists in the middle east for hundreds of years and they were exacerbated by the iranian revolution and you have. a theocracy in iran that has tried to shape the region according to its own interests and a lot of the sunni states resigned and of course the united states is allied with a lot of them including saudi arabia. and you can achieve stability believe supporting. the saudi arabia which is the main troublemaker in the region which has caused the bulk of stone to become such. a haven for it seems. this is also the
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case in syria where because of so the funding and precisely because of so do support you have all of these judges pouring into syria. it's good to have you with us here in our to today at the u.k. government has given the green light to a controversial gas drilling technique it's known as fracking it's heavily. sized first destructive environmental impact including causing massive water pollution takes up the story. corps driller is the only company with a license to conduct fracking in the u.k. but that's all set to change now that the government has given its blessing for the controversial method of extracting shale gas from underground already operates several wells here in lancashire but the device of technology was temporarily banned last year and with good reason to the fracking taking place here to minor
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earthquake says. it was terrifying i'll be honest with you our local and pay is doing very little he said i don't know a lot about it well he should do a lot about it you're going to turn it into a tree to line shareholders pockets this is not going to benefit us and it will be a legacy toxic legacy for our children hundreds of miles away in london the capital's outspoken mayor calls shell gas on six of the nation's prayers in the reserves in lancashire america but for residents here in this trying to call corner of england it's a blight on their otherwise peaceful community and the prospect of more fracking sweeping the countryside is frightening and they keep talking about it being in line but people aren't aware of those reserves all the way down i think at the moment it's all about gasp and how much better off will be but at what cost the technology may raise fares but the promise of riches from the rush for shale gas has set politicians pulses racing despite mounting opposition which has spread
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beyond lancashire. struction using hydraulic fracturing techniques is a high risk activity which has many benefits for foreign investors but very little for the people of britain for. dirty energy. it is a short term and not very intelligent solution to energy problems they're going to get money out of a grant program to. bring corrupt governments would do anything for money i think it's just sort of resource money they can just get the money so this is not really for the country's best interest and i don't believe to do that way brussels isn't convinced either the european parliament is reportedly considering regulating the budding shale gas industry concerned that britain doesn't know what it's doing by throwing itself wholeheartedly into the controversial practice of the minute we are
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not self-sufficient and gas and haven't been for a very long time we were but in october we import about half of gas now we see that in the us gas prices are a quarter of what they were and how to fight this suit to output this issue to put print is much less so there are many reasons why she'll get us if it can remove. would be attractive in terms of curators blood and also probably in terms of price stability and that's what's drowning out the warnings bringing down people's energy bills means politicians and big business can press ahead even though those living in the shadow of fracking facilities know that the government is playing with fire . our tea lancashire. are back to our top story here on r.t. the ongoing crisis in syria what is to be done with it now is only the way forward that of peace talks and diplomatic negotiations moscow's claim there's no other way
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to resolve the ending bloodshed there it's got to be done through political channels it's also accuse the rebels foreign supporters of instigating even more violence by pledging both moral and material help to them let's talk more on our russia's latest assessment of the syrian crisis with r.t. so you've got a pretty good off by now joining us here live on the program your caller there's been growing speculation that moscow could actually be. changing its attitude towards the conflict any truth to that. bus ride for the past twenty four hours international media has been buzzing with speculation that moscow allegedly changed its stance on the conflict in syria and now there's been an official announcement from the foreign ministry which says that russia's position on the issue has not changed moscow does not support any side of this conflict it's not looking at any possibilities given shelter to president assad however the situation in syria is deteriorating and russia is looking at the possibility of evacuating russian
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citizens out of there now the foreign minister has once again stressed about the only solution to the conflict in syria can be a peaceful one and a diplomatic one without any foreign military intervention should be based on the principles reached in geneva which basically called both sides of the carpet to immediately and simultaneously put their weapons down start a political process and for the international community to apply equal pressure on them to do so at the same time i asked once again that some outside players are actually encouraging the rebels to continue fighting which is actually going to more of violence by giving them political moral and financial support will already heard from one of the leaders of the syrian opposition who also says that they don't see any change in moscow stance on the current that can syria. has gone off there in central moscow thank you. part of just ahead if you're in the program are
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more revelations surface in a case which has been poisoning ties with russia and the u.k. evidence emerges that former russian intelligence officer alexander litvinenko was in the pay of british and spanish secret services before his murder six years ago. and iran are set to get nuclear talks back on track saying the u.n. watchdogs of the latest visit was productive for those still not allowing it to inspect the controversial parchin test site. i left minutes past the hour moscow time that the u.s. looks set to boost its military presence in southeast asia with washington reportedly on the brink of a deal to rotate more troops and ships right through the philippines territorial tensions in the area continue to simmer many see the move was an attempt to undermine china's influence there and some say it's all a dangerously high stakes game america does like to miss around with china in
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trying to stand up i taking sides in this dispute between china and its neighbors it's really not because it cares one way or the other for the philippines it mrs clinton has all the time to see the west philippine sea that's a very astute part of the world a lot of shipping through that area and and when there are so many players involved you cannot control them all any one of those laws then really it would be very hard to control the situation bring it under control. and i just had for you in the program here are overly heavy petting and jumping by the book the dog officially limits the level of love you can show to your pet but the new and see the legislation upsets the country's one hundred thousand open zoom files without coming up or for a short break. in. the
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ride that takes your breath away to reading across the sky as it was a mohnish good you know the biggest salt lake in europe and more than two hundred species of birds but also it is him on the verge of extinction on these islands in the south of russia they find shelter before migrating twelve of parts of the world paladins as well as other species of the monish who do low feed on faith these birds are waiting for their parents to bring them food to the best cash for them is in a small area of the lake where the water is relatively fresh his fish cannot survive in the salty a part of the money and the lakes getting salty every year the monish with the lows and all to fish oil reservoir which was filled in the nineteen fifties in the areas
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hot climate the water evaporates quickly and the local sources natural sultanate stakes over a possum birds the drying out of the lake cool so striking one of the world's biggest populations of most things. there are more than four hundred of the animals here the air is a protected wildlife reserve it's a place of serene peace and calm in recent decades dozens of canals of being dug around here to cultivate the locals taps broad grassy plains this may be useful for humans but it does badly. many species is the animals here for instance so i guess antelopes just some forty years ago there were more than two million saigon antelopes living in asia and they lead nowhere else in the world but now people brought the species to the brink of extinction this region has been reaching life for thousands of you but now we know relatively short space of time makes my brain
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diversity of creatures is threatened and all fronts by man and nature.
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are from moscow this is our teachers to a few minutes on the world update for now though the international scandal spog by the death of former russian intelligence officer alexander litvinenko is getting momentum. british inquest review. has revealed that live an echo was on the payroll of both the u.k. and spanish secret services when he was poisoned six years ago a court in london also heard evidence apparently implicating with the russian state and his murder more on this right now artie's a source. this is not just about the sort of salacious details of spying on the world that there is there are wider implications to this and of course it has been
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the major stumbling block in the u.k. russian relations for the last six years since it happened and it comes up every time there's any kind of problem in the relationship between russia and the u.k. and of course the main problem at the moment is syria and how much involvement the international community could have in syria we hearing that the inquest lawyer has said that the u.k. government has material evidence that the russian state is guilty but interestingly under the law the english courts can't pass judgment on the lawfulness of the behavior of another state so that's an interesting point which i'm sure come up again when the inquest is held but of course we've seen no details of this evidence which is interesting the u.k. government has kept its evidence very close to its chest meanwhile there is convincing evidence on the other side of course. you are going to use u.k. police's main suspects. because poisoning he recently passed
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a lie detector test administered by british experts in which he was specifically asked whether he has had any involvement in what we know because that he said no the lie detector test was passed by him also because only father told r t that he didn't suspect the kremlin or andrey lugovoy of having any involvement in his son's murder this inquest we're expecting it to take place next year and it's an inquest in which there will be huge media attention from all over the world of course want to laura smith right there now it is round and built to last chinese man prepares for the predicted my end of pocalypse with fantasy book style so viable the full story on the website. for the want you dot com of footage from the scene of a building collapse in southern russia killed at least five people and injured over a tux. so nearly twenty minutes past the hour moscow time the i.a.e.a.
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has concluded its mission to tehran and made good progress that's according to iran's envoy to the nuclear watchdog however the two sides failed to agree on the inspection of a military base in parchin which is suspected of nuclear weapons related activity more negotiations now for january now the u.s. meanwhile has announced new economic sanctions against iran blacklisting twelve companies and individuals associated with tehran nuclear energy program iran's israel is using the atomic issue as a convenient bogeyman to justify its own weapons program but that's according to iran's former top diplomat in an interview with r.t. that's coming up in full data this hour for now a preview even today israel is the are always using the wrong issue red lines don't lead to war justifying the nuclear bomb saying iran is existential threat for ease raids but the fact is israel is that. produce nuclear
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bomb before islamic revolution because of iran's nuclear where the shah of iran what are the easily the same is true he's israeli nuclear bomb has nothing to do with the wrong road because he too was a master produced before of evolution now they are using islamic revolution in order to justify which i would not be so you. are not from the category of bizarre many people love their pets but it's the scale of the love which is up for debate in germany parliaments bringing in anti beach geology laws to put the country in line with much of europe but that's caused outrage among the country's large amounts of proud zoo files or he's put all of a found out if it's a quest for morality or a victory for animal rights activists. well i know
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mom's best friend and sometimes more than that. i need an animal to be happy if i did not have it there would be something missing there are some levels of relationship with an animal that you can fall in love with your animal and then the sexual relationship is not out of the question it's about these people make up some of the estimated one hundred thousand zuhur files in germany and i will get started slowly more like child's play some kids playing doctor with each other it's not necessarily sexual but somewhat small experimentation that leads you further down the path. technically it has been illegal since the country's animal welfare laws were relaxed in one nine hundred sixty nine where sex with animals was dropped from the start should books. it is led to a boom in the practice and the proliferation of websites and even brothels devoted
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to it after new laws approved this week come into force the practice will again be considered illegal this group claim there will be a witch hunt when it comes into force. the way this law is written means that all you need is a rumor or accusation for the agency to get involved in take your pet away it also affects not just those who practice best theory where for example an animal has certain issues and all you need is a suggestion that this could have happened through sex and you got into an accusation spiral that reminds you of very dark times in german history. these are affiliate campaigners say that here in the german parliament there legislating against morality however the law makers themselves say that it's only the welfare of the animals that they care about. we're not polishing morality we're improving animal protection law we would like to specify that it's forbidden to cause suffering through
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a sexual relationship but the line is when you cause suffering to an animal for your personal sexual gratification. denmark sweden and belgium currently the only e.u. states without is filial law that leaves the prospect that these countries could become a destination for a zoo a fellow tourism german animal rights activists hope the move by the bomb the stark who become a europe wide band. he asked who would support a european wide band and be fairly t. where stand behind other nations and we need to catch up. just outside of berlin as one of the largest animal shelters in europe consent is a major issue while those involved in animal welfare say must be addressed as dogs are loyal even when they're abused they're still going to look as if they're. especially when it gets enough to eat dog to be happy whatever you dictate but
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there is not a sign that the dog is enjoying it those in relationships with our littles though are confident that their love is legitimate in fear for the future. the fantasize about castrating you are taking my animals away our friend has found a razor blade in this post with a note do it yourself so we don't have to wear is doing arrived too often but the arrive every now and then in the subway someone was yelling at me calling me names and i'm concerned that attacks could become physical without an office. these are all over already really well let's get straight to the r.t. world update now some other global news for you in brief susan rice has withdrawn her name from contention for the post of u.s. secretary of state said because she's been under fire from republicans after her initial comments on the deadly raid on the american consulate in benghazi she claimed it had not been a terror attack her announcement makes senator john kerry the front runner to replace hillary clinton when she steps down next year. but it's the christmas
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spirit in spain as thousands of people have taken to the streets of madrid protesting against austerity demonstrators lashed out at the government's cuts to the education sector saying this already drastically damages the quality of teaching spanish authorities are desperately trying to avoid the economic ditch and the bailout fate of other e.u. nations like greece portugal and ireland. the british government will pay over two million pounds as compensation to the family of a prominent libyan dissident he claimed britain's m i six played a key role in his kidnapping in hong kong and forcible transfer to tripoli where he was later tortured by the khadafi regime in two thousand and ten the u.k. also paid millions to a number of guantanamo bay inmates to avoid a potentially embarrassing investigation after they accused london of a cozy relationship with or thought terry and regimes. are next to
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a nazi iran's nuclear program versus the world we talk to iran's former top diplomat and veteran of atomic talks with europe and the i.a.e.a. that's all coming up after a short break. please
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we're now joined by iran's former top diplomats and now a scholar in the field of international relations mr hussein messiah and sir thank you very much for meeting with us thank you let's start with the united states it's now clear that barack obama is staying for a second term in office do you expect iran still to attract.

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