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arrangement free is free. to charge free. old free broadcast quality video for your media projects free media or down to r t dot com. which was the most amazing gun buying spree about for seem to weeks after the tragic school shooting in connecticut gun stores are flooded by customers as barack obama's threat to ban firearms proved to be their best advert. the international peace envoy to syria calls for a transitional government as the country succumbs to being a fertile ground for terrorists but artie's news crews recall how they covered the conflict in twenty twelve. and president putin signals he will sign the bill which includes a ban on americans adopting russian children while pledging to improve the lives of
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orphans within the country. good to have you company watching r.t. live from moscow with may and tree farm. now gun sales are surging to record levels in the u.s. president obama's pledge to tackle firearms ownership in the wake of the sandy hook school massacre has seen the shooting spree develop into a shopping spree for guns. and spoke to some of the store owners who are cashing in . about two minutes ago actually on this particular wall here. they are four rows down four rows across. with everything going probably to trade now with the possible everything everyone is floating. or just to the right away
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gun stores all across the u.s. are reporting record sales just two weeks after the tragic shooting at the elementary school in newtown americans are scrambling to buy the same type of weapon that adam lanza used in the connecticut shooting plus high capacity magazines and a lot of them panic buying trigger it out of fear that the white house is out to ban the weapons but this time the words need to lead to action we we actually i would say you could double or triple and say oh it's the best day we've ever had as a business no a r fifteen for this customer all sold out at the store while prices on line have gone through the roof been going for a thousand and fifteen hundred hundred dollars to twenty five hundred three thousand dollars even in some cases it's just the most amazing gun buying spree i've ever seen so many gun retailers now quite cynically refer to thieve
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ministrations ben talk as the obama gun stimulants that's how good it's been for their business so how do you go from a president with a tough gun control agenda to someone gun dealers call the greatest gun salesman in america manufacturers of semi-automatic rifles were poured that their market has grown thirty percent over the last four years states like north carolina iowa and you have seen a one hundred percent increase in gun sales over the same period in the wake of the tragedy in newtown one of the country's biggest ammunition suppliers said they sold more than three years worth of magazines in just three days. although president obama himself has so far failed to act on his pledge to ban assault weapons his words have certainly provoked action just not the type you may have wanted for someone they say is against her. doing a great job for us. maybe there should be a third term in order to sell even more weapons many dealers hype up the gone
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apocalypse scenario so the band there would be more the moment. you need to start not only you started. but many of them don't actually see any drastic changes happening any time soon. we're going to cut off. rifles all. high cap magazines. it's kind of almost impossible because. it's already circulating now so are you going to get everybody to bring everybody back after all and a significant gun control measures enough that in the past ultimately clashed with the second amendment of the constitution and were subsequently scrapped. i'm going to check on. him on america is braced to plunge off the fiscal cliff time ticks away as democrats and republicans. for the rich. would be more boring aspects
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of the deal be agreed. also ahead afghanistan's president accused these foreign companies of corruption saying they've withheld millions in taxes but some experts believe he's just trying to save face before night forces leave. a car bomb has killed at least four people and wounded around ten others outside the syrian capital terrorism has become common in the war torn country is another attack was reportedly prevented in the north pole a slayer takes up the story. we are hearing that some four people have been killed
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and ten people injured in an explosion of a booby trapped car in damascus now we understand that most of the people who are killed and injured are students in a separate incident the authorities managed to uncover a truck loaded with some three tons of explosives in the north a managed to dismantle those before any kind of incidents of could there have been numerous incidents throughout today and the last few days through the army rebels and the through the army troops in the rebels fighting one another we're also hearing reports that the troops managed to destroy a number of rebel vehicles as well as missile launches at the same time they've reported that they managed to prevent rebel attacks on checkpoints in numerous religious media workers are in the firing line particularly when it comes to rebels taking journalists hostage a second deadline has expired for the capture of a ukrainian journalist who's been held by a rebel group was taken back in october there was already one did lime put in terms
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of when a ransom of some fifty thousand fifty fifty million u.s. dollars needed to be paid that has not been paid weapons are no strangers to kidnapping foreigners there are two russian workers in syria who were also taken hostage last week and the russian government is now trying to secure their release the mounting violence in syria comes against the backdrop of and it's elation of the information war that is happening in the country the rebels have continued imposing videos of village massacres that they've been carrying out massacres in which they've laid aside and his loyalists now the damascus regime has always insisted that it is the rebels who are responsible for these killings russia two says that the rebels are trying to provoke foreign intervention by posting such videos point needs to be made that all these kinds of videos almost impossible. at least correspondent paula slayer there. meanwhile the u.n.
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arab league special envoy to syria is urging the country to create a transitional government to resolve the bloody civil war but he's called chyme with russia which again underlined that the international community should stick to a peaceful solution the details from r.t. to eagle peace can off moscow on thursday has officially denied speculation that russia and the united states have been secretly working on a plan b. on the conflict in syria and has once again stressed that it's sticking by the agreements reached a last summer in geneva a peaceful transition of power involving the creation of a transitional government which could include all sides of the conflict syria's deputy foreign minister met with russia's chief diplomat in moscow on thursday behind closed doors very little details came out of it but there is speculation that the. peace deal in the syrian conflict and it comes after international envoy on syria mr brahimi met with the syrian president on monday in damascus after this
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meeting he said that he had a good feeling and some positive things were happening in fact mr brahimi is also expected in the russian capital on saturday moscow has a good chance of mediating this since it's been in contact with the syrian authorities and with the opposition unlike most western countries who denounce president and the syrian government as the official power in the country. well the chaos in syria has pretty much dominated news programs worldwide artie's reporters got as close as they could to bring you the real stories of the bloodshed that is tearing the country apart and that is what we are focusing on today as we look at the events that shaped twenty twelve.
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it became fairly apparent after a massive regional arab spring and in the wake of that the next context of a pro-democracy movement and a revolution or civil war was not what was happening in syria when you see some politicians there and the media circus is just. cracking down on people you think but what about the other guy on top of the politics and diplomacy there are facts that are simply too important to ignore. i remember i was a training session of the syrian football team and the coach was very angry with how his players were practice and he was shouting he was swearing from time to time and then i moved my head like this just like this and i saw two helicopters flying at very low altitude and firing were each of hotel restaurant and close doors there was a group for rich syrians playing cards laugh and smoke and living life as usual and just before that me and my colleagues were live in the local t.v. station there was an almost lost
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a few blocks away most likely terror attack most likely people have been killed and what struck me was the coexistence of those two. real it's the reality of death and there are also a lot of the most interesting interaction for me with assad happened before and after the interview obviously in that in the case. i asked him if he is afraid. he said no. so no i'm not afraid that's a moment when the you believe the person or not and the only reason you know if he's right or wrong is intuitional i think syria is becoming the next iraq it's a country that is totally disempowered from within. and don't surprise or shock anybody. so if. all this harm was done to syria with the substantial help of the outsiders on the guise of good democratic and tantrums.
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there is more of today's world news on the way in just a couple. if you're from my generation or younger and you were born into the one percent that i bet you have a lot of college debt i sure do you know the deal used to be that you paid a significant amount for education but in turn that gave you a much higher salary later but now the system works in reverse many young americans studied very hard to not make any money at all around nine percent of americans with student loans have defaulted and at least nine but maybe up to eighteen percent are ninety days late with their payments given the situation the people at u.c. berkeley were nice enough to give away a million dollars in scholarships for everyone everyone that's an illegal immigrant
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yeah that's right if you're born in america then pay till you die but jump the border and enjoy the red carpet education treatment the people who will be getting the scholarships are mostly the children of illegal immigrants who spent many of their formative years in america and yeah i could see the logic that could be hard for them to get an education when they are when they aren't citizens but they came into the country illegally it isn't taxpayers jobs to help them but wait berkeley's surprise that institution so i guess they can give out the money to whoever they want whenever they want however they want but berkeley management if you're watching this i would really appreciate if you chose some financial mercy to american citizens it isn't like they don't need the help but that's just my opinion .
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something. lies beneath. the thousands of meters of the ice draw. that is a lure for many. but dangerous even to those who keep it at a distance. to
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least be told language. will use programs and documentaries in arabic it's all here on. reporting from the world talks about six of the ip interviews intriguing story for you here. in troy the arabic to find out more visit our big teeth dog called. and i welcome back president patience has he will sign a bill which includes a ban on u.s. citizens adopting russian children the move came back off to washington's travel and financial restrictions on russian officials it alleges are involved in human rights violations moscow insists the kind of legislation is not aimed at orphans old potential adoptive parents but it america's treatment of child abuse explains.
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he says that he doesn't see any reason why he shouldn't sign it but he did mention that he should take one very close careful look at the final draft of this law on top of that however within has also mentioned that he is ready to sign. a law which would increase the protection of russian children in the country itself now the law bears the name of this was a young boy who was adopted by an american family and died while in custody of his new adoptive father now the father was left off with just a fine after leaving his young son in a car in the blistering heat for hours and it's the cases precisely like this that worry the russian lawmakers who say that the american law system is not is not cut out to provide enough security for the russian children who are being adopted by american parents and should another tragedy like this strike they don't want the
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russian children to suffer now a lot of people see this as they get back at the americans for the magnitsky act act which entails a list of people who are prohibited from ever entering the united states and their financial assets in the country also are frozen miscue was a russian lawyer who was imprisoned on charges of tax evasion and died while in custody that case has never seen any any logical conclusion it is not quite possible at this point to say whether or not the people who are accused of being involved in the case are actually at fault and should be blamed for his death. well a former director of american adoption congress told tracking how children are being treated in the u.s. is all but impossible. a lot of the cases have gotten very very light sentences for the caretakers whether forster or adoptive of russian children here in the united states but we certainly have no idea how many children are enduring abuses
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surviving abuses of all kinds the children that died at the hands of their adoptive parents were tortured in some horrendous ways they were sexually abused they were burnt they were starved they were caged ever any conceivable kind of torture one can and being played inflict on another was done to these children so these were the parents that were caught and prosecuted nineteen how many more out there is there's absolutely no way of knowing the united states has no system of follow up on adoptions once an adoption is finalized the child is considered as if born to that family. now there's a claim of sinister moves behind the death of iconic singer whitney houston online the investigator who say she was killed over a massive drug debt details are on our website also there the palestinians you an
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upgrade see you think about taking israel to the war crimes court. when thirty million dollars just isn't enough r.t. dot com explains why soccer superstar little mesquite won't be leaving barcelona for russia any time soon. these are the images the world from this. giant corporations are. the u.s. is teetering on the fiscal cliff with the president the senate and the house of representatives still no closer to a deal it is just days to go until taxes for americans across the board jump
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massively at the same time as spending plummets activist and journalist on the bus says it's not the deadlock that bothers him but what has already been a growing. the real problem in my eyes is not the fact that they can't reach an agreement but rather that they have reached an agreement on many fundamental things the grievance they have reached is that neither of them are going to advocate to put more money in the hands of working people they have no problem whatsoever removing a trillion dollars or three trillion dollars from the economy and delivering it to the bankers they did that inside of twenty days back in two thousand and eight and again in two thousand and nine was very little discussion. everyone agrees on both sides of the aisle that sums sort of reduction in benefits from social security and medicare is inevitable quote unquote well you know the rest of us don't believe that it's inevitable or even that it's necessary and certainly not that it's that
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it's not desirable yet the agreement between the democrats and republicans on these fundamental issues is in my mind more important than their disagreement that the posturing that they're doing for the media basically to try to blame each other for the you know going over the so-called cliff that for one i'm one of those economic recoveries held hostage by those talks in washington the public seating in europe's prime yet economy we report almost getting jim and so upset with the government as it puts together a grand austerity plan at the time. or any court has reduced the sentences of dozens of jailed activists who took part in anti-government rallies last year but it's not enough to satisfy the opposition he wants the immediate release of all political prisoners human rights groups also the gulf kingdom to end its bloody crackdown on public gatherings like she looks at benefiting from the two years of unrest. when it came to supporting calls for
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democracy in middle eastern north african states while denouncing government sponsored violence leaders of the west were vocally critical from our graphic has lost legitimacy to lead and he must leave out a very clear message president which is it is time for him to go but when scenes of violent clashes between riot police and reform complain risk came from bahrain the definition of democracy shifted and rhetoric softened. in the summer of the us state department came up with a statement expressing its concerns over the human rights situation and alleged torture in bahrain this was only several months after washington had restarted weapons sales to this gulf state dissenters in bahrain have been directing anger at their government for months but now stop arming the killers is the message they are more often sending out to the west some of the in bahrain blood is worthless and
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the libyan blood is more important it's just critical a stand so he had youssif often travels to europe to direct attention to what he believes to be brutal repression in his country and he and others like him have managed to alert human rights organizations but that's as far as it goes they go. clinton made a statement about bahrain about the human rights situation in bahrain and this. one protester was killed you know and show you that there is no impact on the ground we are a victim and bahrain because we live in a country they condemn the violence committed by the bahraini government against the peaceful protests there and beheading but that is still continuing for decades bahrain has been one of washington's closest allies in the gulf its naval base houses the u.s. fifth fleet and six thousand troops a seemingly irreversible decision made decades ago despite a growing anti-american mood among some of bahrain's neighbors. anything happens in
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the bush era plan or any of the other plans that there are allegations of a nuclear weapon being built we are very close to all of those sites and we have to make the right decision in preventing any kind of catastrophe coming here we are or are not capable of doing that and that's why we turn to our friends and allies and officials firmly deny that washington plays a decisive role in preventing any revolution happening in bahrain but even the bahraini government's information minister suggests the us main fact be playing a double game. i think the iranian opposition is a key ally of the us leader of the opposition and the terrorist members of the opposition have close ties with foreign embassies in bahrain. some of the old many documents proving that if this is true then washington sitting comfortably it can quickly switch sides but for now the opposition in bahrain is left to wonder as to
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why goals to support democracy from some are less worthy of attention than others like see russia ski r.t. reporting from the kingdom of bahrain well the crackdown on protesters isn't confined to the streets of bahrain the government is pursuing activists online as well and the technology used to spy on dissidents comes from britain on that and other stories affecting bahrain or our take stock comp. free cretaceous free. for charges free. range month free risk free. free. download free broadcast live video for your media projects a free video dog r.t. dot com. now still ahead more world news and why afghanistan's president is getting vexed over tax that after a short break. looking
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at some dogs you simply do not believe they come speak and goodness how they can wrong oh. it's an international sled dog race with those driving the dogs. coming from as far away as a strand in canada and the us i come to russia and everybody is so very friendly they welcomed me with open arms and the scenery is so beautiful it's very much like a laska and so i felt at home the first blood joke was brought here probably a stray and now it's trios come to this remote russian village to take part in the race it's not surprising they love it this trail are amazing but even more amazing is the story of how racing first started here atoll it wasn't the top . grazing who set the trail ablaze but
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a nun and for all friends who brought their dia to life. five years ago mother put us care of a bill to dog kennel in the village kids from the local all when it came around to take care of the dogs and one day they stayed there life might seem extreme to some the boys wake up at six to feed the dogs before school in the evening they spend up to three hours training their four legged friends but mother per square also encourages her kids to become depth hands on the computer and internet the boys regularly updated their website and they're in touch with their business mother twenty four seven on the phone. but children are the most important thing my only interests not play any rule any more and regardless of whether parsky has huskies win the race or not she hopes the competition will take place in the village next year. but all these dogs and the children it really is not the winning but truly
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just the taking part that counts.
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well i welcome back afghanistan says it has lost i have a seventeen million dollars because night telling companies operating that are not paying taxes president karzai keys is foreign business is of corruption for using their connections to avoid punishment but antiwar activists brian beckett believes karzai is more concerned about his reputation the. karzai is caught between a rock and a hard place he owes his very survival i mean in a literal sense to the occupying force.


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