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please. please please please . this morning dozens of civilians are reportedly killed in syria's hama province with the government of the opposition blaming each other the russian foreign ministry exclusively tells r.t. moscow stands in the conflict. a british somali man for missing for months inexplicably turns up in a u.s. court on terror charges his reappearance has ignited suspicion he's a victim of washington's the tories rendition program. russia and india rubber stamp billions of dollars worth of military mega deals with the world's fastest growing countries boost their global influence which is making
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some in the west nervous. and while some celebrate others struggle the spiraling costs of christmas leave british pension it's in a festive spirit. just called midnight here now this twenty fifth of december if you're celebrating christmas our very best wishes to you for me kevin owen and the rest of the team syria's rebels say at least sixty people have been killed in a government a strike on a bakery in the central province state run media is broadcast in denial instead accusing the opposition of the killings designed to smear the authorities just as the international peace envoy visited damascus have a province has witnessed intense fighting the past few days meantime russia's foreign ministers rebuffed speculation that moscow's looking to give asylum to president assad and that russia was shielding his government spoke exclusively to
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r.t. more than from our correspondent he called his could. russia's foreign minister once again stressed that there could only be a diplomatic solution to this conflict adding that moscow is not taking sides and has condemned. for using this for. fortunate force the security forces clearly were . prepared to face the public. protests and protests in the cities and in the villages they have been trained to you know to counter for and aggression not to keep law and order civilized men there however the minister also said that this doesn't the fact that the rebels continue provoking syrian authorities and he criticized the west for failing to condemn the actions of some groups within the syrian opposition who sometimes go to the most extreme measures like taking hostages or even terrorists
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it's absolutely unacceptable if. the west would stop would begin to. qualify terrorist as. bad terrorist and acceptable terrorists also ask them why you think it's a nato was so eager to deploy the six batteries of the interceptor missiles on turkey's border with syria and whether iran could be the actual target here's what he said that's what some people say. the configuration as it is being presented in the media. really looks like it could be used against their own other vital issue concerning syria is that stockpile of chemical weapons going to russia diplomats or outside players seem to acknowledge that it's the responsibility of syrian authorities to keep it safe and that it would be unacceptable if the rebels got their hands on it but then it makes very little sense of why some states in the west continue persuading the rebels to continue fighting by giving them moral
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political and financial support. just like you know you can watch the exclusive interview full online from us in r.t. dot com. member this story r.t. brought you earlier this year of a man who had his british citizenship revoked who had disappeared and in africa when the series reappeared now in a new york court charged with terrorism offenses the unexplained of marty how she in the u.s. adds weight to fears that he may have been a victim of america's notorious rendition program and he's got if you can as more on the case. the twenty year old men mock the how she stands accused of providing material support to somali militant group al-shabaab how she was stripped of his british citizenship earlier this summer over accusations of his involvement with islamist extremists at the time he and his family tried to contest that decision they claim that m i five. to label him an islamic extremist if he refused to
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become an informant for british intelligence and spy on the muslim community shortly after his citizenship was revoked he went missing on the outskirts of mogadishu somalia and one of our reporters broke with his parents several months ago when they had no idea where their son was and they were very worried about him apparently all this time he'd been in u.s. custody also on trial along with marty ha she faced similar charges are two other men swedish nationalist so all of these men are not u.s. citizens and yet they ended up here this is not the only case in new u.s. courts against alleged terrorists for acts committed overseas one of the things that many find alarming is how the u.s. finds smuggling foreign nationals in complete secrecy perfectly a lawful often keeping the families of those captured in in the dark for months as far as treating foreign nationals suspected of terrorism the u.s. has a set track record hundreds of people have been through the u.s.
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prison in guantanamo many of them were subject to torture the chief prosecutor at guantanamo and a george w. bush told me most of them were not terrorists and due to the extraordinary rendition program all kinds of people would end up there from different countries for different reasons stripped of their rights many human rights organizations have been vocal about a lawful practices that guantanamo and yet it's still open by the way despite president obama's pledges to close the prison. the u.k. is looking to beef up its military presence in the gulf we talk about that soon on the way we've got expert opinion what might be behind britain's plans to strengthening its defense ties with the region's royal. almost three billion dollars it affirms megadeals have been signed between russia and india president putin's on a visit to new delhi cementing toys with fast growing economies as they continue to try and boost the global influence of his with financial reports next on how their improved world standing though is worrying some in the west russia and india have
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signed around three billion dollar worth of military contracts today and many experts have already said that that is very important and that is very symbolic why this thing is bad today india is number one one point importer in the world and russian made equipment accounts for more than seventy percent of the indian military supplies but recently india has signed many contracts with you guys and israel and some have started saying that russia is losing its role its position in this particular region region and especially on the indian military market with all these contracts signed today we can say that's not the case and cooperation is still very high and russia and india remain very close allies this group reeks of five growing say spake in countries like america quite nervous because they have their own interests in this particular region especially defense interests boosting their military presence in the backyard of china and by this visit by this
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gathering today here in india the role the increasing role in importance of basic group of bricks that experts say actually is able to counterbalance the western dominance in the world has been stressed and outlined again and again. the u.s. has been trying to boost his ties with india in recent years in its effort to battle china's increasing power in asia pacific the story and the picture perfect told me it's not in india's plan though to irritate beijing india is careful not to play that game because china being the bigger power in in. east asia it is not a good idea of for india to provoke china the americans would like to boost india against china but there is. quite a lot of awareness in delhi that that's not the way the indians should go
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on strategic matters military hardware sectors that means to be in. the public sectors steel mills chemicals other things nuclear plants that's where the relationship between india and russia is going to continue and it provides a very useful counter for india against the west but later this hour artie's business team has more detail on those that defend steals done now between russia and india i mean time i'll have more world news for you after the break. what do you see when you look at the scroll perhaps you wonder what bright future she'll have or maybe feel sympathy for her because you see she's in
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a wheelchair but if you're t.s.a. agent then you see hard core terrorist scum finding a small amount of residue from explosives on the girl's hands she was detained for almost an hour and her tears for mercy did not move the inspectors to allow her mother to be with her as they took her away for further inspection so the t.s.a. agents can put two and two together and realize that people in wheelchairs get all sorts of random stuff on their hands because the wheels they push roll along the ground when will these endless tales of bizarre instance of the t.s.a. stop when will they stop worrying about girls in wheelchairs when will they stop searching under a terminally ill woman's bandages and when will they actually catch a terrorist when he comes security feels a lot more like ridiculous tyranny to me but that's just my opinion.
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today. again fleda. these are the images from. canada. showing corporations rule.
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again but this christmas there is a bleak choice for many elderly people skyrocketing household bills and curb pensions mean some of being forced to choose between eating and heating is. santa claus is coming to town and the shops are ready for the annual customer onslaught eighty two year old lady isn't in the festive spirit she's worried that she can't afford to be anything other than a scrooge this christmas that pension and on good in some make isn't enough to lead bone which is as you know with all the bailout was there and.
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as a local i didn't feel. that or does things ok. for the a pension person inside of you both then and off the most energy from hike prices is the winter months set in livy and people like her face a cold or dark a festive season according to our new bowler on in the bedroom still in the evening to well no bedroom out so now they all know if there's a big bill they're not out something with the rose bowl or something and i thought that but nothing on a cabinet. that is a while right yeah yeah more and more britons are turning off their heating in the run up to a costly christmas and they're using these hot water bottles instead but according to hospital the money saving trend comes in the high price of its own with flooring numbers of bugs and injuries it isn't just the cost of fuel christmas essential
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will soon be worth their weight in gold the average price of turkey has risen seven percent since last year a family bird setting you back a whopping fifty five pounds on your christmas cards an average pack of twelve costs ten percent more this holiday and with printer ink now pricier than champagne you can forget about making your own to save money besides postage doesn't come cheap now at thirty percent more this christmas first class post in every sense of the term there's not a shop on the line that would risk missing out on a christmas promotion right now it's not just one chick hurried up to the festivities getting more and more commercial but as terry she writes in here what can she afford to take god we've talked to many families about christmas time and it's something that they really struggle with
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a time when all the families are celebrating we've got rises in fuel prices we've got rises in food prices in the benefits and the support mechanisms that people have got. that they've got is all being cut back it's going to be really really tough for people this christmas pension the lady isn't just worried about the plight of the elderly she knows she's far from alone in counting down to a down costs december twenty fifth you know where they've been going out but their wages haven't gone out and people without. a lot of people are. no benefit. no and with the bank of england's less than glad tidings of a triple dip recession on the cards struggling britons will be wishing for nothing short of a christmas miracle. london. well even those brits unlucky enough to be spending all spent christmas in hospital have some worrying
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facts to contend with we're talking about online or reporting on the revelations of years of neglect of mistreatment of u.k. patients even starving to death plus trouble at the to explain why to respond be able to pay a personal tribute to them and then for quite some time. britain's government under fire from human rights groups for planning to sell dozens of combat jets to the united arab emirates as well as some of the gulf states the prospective deal seen as a sign of support then for a regime which the e.u. earlier slammed for human rights abuses and torture in addition to the jets prime minister david cameron said britain might station its troops in the u.a.e. after pulling out from afghanistan u.k.'s also trying to prolong its military presence at existing bases in bahrain and katter little analyst patrick henningsen
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told me it's not hard to see britain's all teary a motive. to justification for this massive build up in the middle east specially in the gulf states. in the west particularly blaming iran saying that because iran's pursuing nuclear ambitions or there's no proof of any nuclear weapons programs as such they're blaming iran for a possible nuclear arms race in the region that's a quote from david cameron only days ago so you can circumvent overread it's certainly political skill for one priority and i think that they've achieved that you know militarily but you know the question is. is this going to be a real military standoff are we looking at a cold war situation were we just posturing militarily geopolitically looking for some bigger conflict down the road perhaps in a few years. the prospect of a military confrontation with iran doesn't seem to be fading anytime soon either
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one of two rounds closest allies now is threatening to join the fray r.t.c. catherine off went to lebanon discover what the militant group hezbollah got up and sleeve a red line should be drawn right here the line beyond which lies war with iran that in yahoo would like to be able to communicate to the world that the israelis are ready which he has to attack and that it will be done with the full support of the united states threat or bluff whatever the case and the tap it all but guarantee our rapid response from another nemesis of the jewish state has moema . the lebanese shia paramilitary group has evolved from a ragtag militia to a military and political heavyweight it's part of the so-called axis of resistance against israel referring to the as lions between hezbollah hamas syria and iran and according to has been was leader hassan nasrallah both israel and the united states
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would suffer a retaliation to any strike against tehran but. the response would not be limited to the israeli entity u.s. military bases in the entire region will serve as targets. so if israel targets in iran even by itself that. america will be held accountable for this death. israel's november battle with gaza was seen as a test for a possible confrontation with iran israeli airstrikes rained on gaza in exchange came a barrage of long range mortars and rockets most were held by israel's anti-missile shield the bunch of fun a rocket threat from gaza the war may have showcased newly acquired weapons by palestinian militant factions but hezbollah's arsenal is thought to be of higher quality and quantity and experts say that it could launch four times as many markets per day as hamas the details of has stockpile are secret but the group's
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willingness to use it is not. israel was shaken by a few fragile five missiles which could be counted on the fingers of one's hand i want to be able to withstand the thousands of missiles that will land on television and else way if it attacks the flow. was israel and hezbollah came face to face was in two thousand and six since then. hizbullah has now it collated around forty five thousand missiles off various ranges. there is one of the part of the range goes beyond three hundred and about what's three hundred fifty kilometers which according to them at least they can reach the whole of. the south of the country this museum in the south of lebanon is designed to display has been proclaimed military prowess captured israeli tanks and weapons are meant to be a reminder of the danger has block impose. this is the only has the tunnel now open
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to visitors but a network of secret passageways just like this one stretches across lebanon there used to move fighters and weapons across the country and showing that hezbollah stands ready to strike at a moment's notice lucy caffein of r t southern lebanon. an afghan police woman in the u.s. security advisor at the police headquarters in kabul the female officer walked up to the victim as he left the shop in the heavily guarded compound firing at him once with a pistol she's now in custody is thought to be the first time a woman is carried out what are called green on blue insider attacks or a policeman shot five of his colleagues in northern afghanistan such killings have left more than sixty people dead this year. two volunteer firefighters have been shot dead and two others wounded while attending a house blaze in upstate new york investigators believe it was a trap the government was later found dead brandished an assault rifle before
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shooting at the fire crew is the latest deadly shooting in america since the connecticut school massacre which killed twenty seven people ten days ago. in madrid the bank employees have walked out after the salaries were slashed by forty percent and five thousand staff are made redundant it comes after the nationalized conglomerate bank here had to be bailed out by the state earlier this year last week spanish lawmakers forced through more austerity measures amounting to almost forty billion euros worth of cuts. the final result in egypt's divisive constitution referendum is expected on tuesday but the country's opposition says it will keep fighting against the islamist draft a document opponents of the muslim brotherhood accuse the ruling group and president morsi of massive vote rigging after early results show the yes vote securing over sixty percent ask me how are you from the oldest to a party told me of some of the many alleged irregularities. this constitution and this is a disgrace to a nation that far it's hard for it's freedom and for its right it's
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a document that rips out all the for all the rights that we've earned and try to constitute a dictatorship and it has been taught by a referendum that was a massive massive rigging for the ballot boxes massive rigging for the voice of the people basically see tens and hundreds of schools tens and hundreds of schools where the ballot boxes and the referendum process was taking place at a convenient time when the voices were very when all the polls saw that the people were voting no the power was cut off the muslim brotherhood the. judges and employees in that school shuts down the school over. in the front of the voters and the state with the ballot boxes not overseas for hours and hours we do not recognise any results unless we see a proper investigation and a proper digging through this evidence that we've received a proper answer from from the high committee of elections. because we're closely
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following developments in egypt on twitter as well as underscore com they can also read the latest post from cairo based reporter bell trues been covering the political crisis in egypt for us. coming up to twenty five minutes past midnight here there is committed twenty five minutes past midnight after the break the latest business roundup live from moscow dmitri medvedev and the rest the business team with you i assure you of that. speed told language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's all here on. reporting from the world's hot spots fifty ip interviews intriguing story for you. then try. to find out more visit our big teeth dog called.
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live in. science technology innovation all the list of melamine from around russia we've got the future covered. welcome to business stock markets of some of the most troubled european countries are among the best performers indices of greece spain portugal and italy that were
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singled out into a group of countries called pigs grew on average by thirty percent in the second half of this year while russia is my six for example gain just a furred of that talk to our correspondent such as for the cove or has actually been looking at the stories of what's going on tottenham well mitry all those who appeal so-called pigs contras turned out to be very bullish this year they did merican vestas happy those who bet on them who part of their cash in those indices managed to earn up to forty percent in the second half of the rightly so you know the second half of this year that's in greece and if you remember the country plummeted more than fifty percent last year and the audit pigs contra such as portugal italy and spain they all gained more than twenty percent in the second half but russia at the same time hasn't been moving anywhere as at the past couple of months i mean does that mean that investor focus is now going from the brics to the pigs right inverses i've spoken to they see.


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