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live. the week's top stories on the latest news on our team at a security conference in germany israel hence its forces were behind the airstrike on an arms transport near damascus at the same time gathering russia tends to mediate peace by meeting with syria's main opposition groups for the first time.
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military operation in mali will go on as long as necessary according to france's president despite the growing number of reports government troops are engaged in war try a war crime. herminator revolution egypt back in crisis as the deadly clashes returned to haunt the country streets as thousands stage countrywide protests demanding president morsi resign. and the bolshoi theatre is artistic director says he's certain who's behind the acid attack of his doctors fighting to save his sight. two am in moscow i match reza bring you today's top stories and a look back at the week's news here on r t president assad says the syrian military
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can take on any force that confronts it well accusing israel of trying to destabilize the country it was assad's first public statement since israel reportedly struck an arms convoy inside the war torn country wednesday this after israel's defense minister gave the strongest indication yet that the i.d.f. was behind the airstrikes. that does come from the israeli defense minister. and he has said that it is proof that when israel says something it means that he did stop short of actually a third being israel's involvement now u.s. officials have said that the strike targeted an arms convoy that was carrying anti aircraft weapons from syria to lebanon according to the israeli defense minister ehud barak he said that we do not think and i'm quoting that syria should be allowed to bring advanced weapons systems into labor it is important to make the point that his comments does not constitute acknowledgment of israel's involvement in the strike but it certainly does suggest the possibility that it took place and
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it was responsible for it but also said that the syrian president bashar assad's fall is imminent and that it would serve as a major blow to his villa and iran need to look at this israeli strategy and it's a strategy that israel has employed in the past and that is namely a strategy of silence it is strategic it doesn't give any kind of confirmation or any kind of denial what israel has done in the past does not want an attack then leave and it really its response has been a no comment which really leaves the question in opposite of as minds it is a culture lated moves because this simons allows israel's enemies to save face and thus reduce the risk of reprisals and its coalition against the jewish state of course the international for now for any kind of israeli strike in syria or iran would create immense arguments in the international community we've heard for example from moscow who says that if indeed israel did carry out the strike it was an attack on a sovereign state and as such it breached international law and the arab league was
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also condemned the strike saying it is in violation of international law and it is reflected against in other sovereign state so israel of course will not want to come out publicly and acknowledge that it carried out such a strike because it would not want to have the kind of diplomatic complications and diplomatic fallout that would follow from such an admission of. middle east affairs expert are we risk says damascus has covert means to retaliate against any israeli attack. now i do believe that there will be all out military warfare although we have to remember that the husband law is one of syria's allies iran is also one of syria's allies and it's important to note here that the the head of the supreme national security council the iranian supreme national security council side really is currently in syria so not respond directly with a direct you know conventional army to conventional army warfare but there might be
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other means used targeting for example so an israeli officials stirring the trouble for israel in general and i think that some that something would syria is an expert of doing syria has on the side and also on the his father has been a source of concern for a very long time for the israeli side and ideas were on once before because this will basically break down the iranian husband lost syrian access which is the biggest threat to the not the you know government. meanwhile in munich hopes for peace in syria have been a raised after russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov met with the leader of the main opposition group lavrov has welcomed the opposition's willingness to negotiate with damascus while insisting that any use of force by foreign countries is accept is unacceptable a leader in the editor of politics first magazine marcus papadopoulos things peace isn't possible though while there are outside players fanning the conflict. the meeting between the leader of the so the planes syrian national coalition and the
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foreign minister of russia and the wrongs an acknowledgement by the leader of the syrian national coalition that the syrian government it's not going to be defeated on the military council fields and it is acknowledgment that thousands will see syrian civilians have died unnecessarily and school because outside play is in the region turkey saudi arabia qatar and being flown in weapons and cash to the militants in syria hillary clinton about a year ago accused russian government of having blood on its hands oh unfortunately it's more the country saudi arabia it's on saudi arabia we have the blood of fountains of contrails of syrian civilians in their hands because there are geo strategic ambitions to see the removal of presence is sad and the syrian government's oran town i'm obey may be in the media spotlight but mounting evidence suggests the u.s. has other prison camps dotted around the world and later in the program we'll look
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at the so-called black secret cia facilities the government denies exists. but first french fighter jets have launched air strikes on islamist militants in northeast mali targeting logistic centers and training camps this is human rights activists though accuse the mali army of war crimes including extra judicial killings torture and ethnic reprisal attacks are he has an exclusive report exposing the realities on the ground in some of the most battle scarred parts of the country. tony eastley i mean in this mob the area we've discovered allegations of war crimes information about them is under the control of mali's military government. i think it's getting more and more the she called to talk to people a lot of. human rights activists who are trying to identify witnesses are saying that people climbing up and feeling the heat they are scared to speak
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a lot of people here. very shifu the malian army seems to be doing whatever it can to prevent people from speaking to openly as they put it this government took advantage of the media's interest in a line and for the first time visited the city's worst affected by hostilities today in the town of qana we were surprised by the arrival of mamadou c.v. bear the minister for humanitarian action and solidarity this was an attempt to bring the bomb a call government closer to people who regard the capital as remote from them with this visit in this event staged by politicians coincided with the publication of reports by international organizations such as amnesty international and human rights watch alleging atrocities crimes and violence on both sides for instance in qana several civilians were reportedly killed in french air force shelling we tried to interview the injured however were unable to obtain evidence in a community that has until now been strictly regulated by the military authorities
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and he said that. the ministry says an investigation is underway has got so far no evidence has been provided so let the judicial system do its job in this all of these government its people and military are well aware of current events and we know that we cannot play this game with. the government has been attempting to assert political power despite very poor infrastructure today we spoke to an army private on his way back from them he told us. he hadn't been paid or eaten properly for fifteen minutes and if this war continues there will be a need for justice after a comprehensive internal investigation rather than heartfelt celebrations and demonstrations of power. later in the program tortured for caring for the injured. it was in men that if the oil family who died it was responsible of my torture and
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she was beating me she took to. medical workers in bahrain claim authorities are targeting them after treating those who were hurt in the anti-government protests. but first egypt falls deeper into severe political crisis one person killed dozens injured in the latest clashes with police as protesters are old stones and firebombs at the presidential palace in cairo this week situation got worse after footage emerged showing a naked man being dragged in beaten by security forces meanwhile the opposition still refuses to enter talks with the government and values to step up their protests the military now has sweeping powers following the declaration of a state of emergency last week opposition activists. as the military council wants to tighten its grip on the country as in the title of mubarak. the surface into petition of what's happening definitely that groups who are willing to sabotage anything and try to embarrass the government specifically morsi and the military
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that's on the surface however the deeper into the pieces of what's going on some of the intimidation goes as far as that the military council or the military's behind all of this so that big can have. the grip over this the way it's been and intensify their presence. over there probably don't want to see an economic development of this specific strategic area because it would hand over to see. villian oversight of the canard rather than military oversight of the cannot according to the new constitution there's something called the national defense council this council in most countries and previously had an advisory stature right now it has more of an executive branch and it has more military members on this board than civilians which outnumbers the civilians including become on that achieve the president which means that they can force the president to take certain
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decisions which we have just seen in the past couple of days when they had the commander in chief say that he will declare martial law or emergency emergency law in those specific areas after a short break more on how the artistic director of moscow's bolshoi ballet who had acid thrown in his face could be able to identify those behind the attack stay with us. the first baby steps are joy. fulls. are not a big deal. but they can cause terrible trauma. for children can be broken by dare touch. and only the
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will of life can make. i'm source way. fragile people on our team. wealthy british science. is not on the. market so why not. find out what's really happening to the global economy with mike's cancer or a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune into kinds a report. thanks for staying with us here on our teeth thirteen minutes past the hour now the artistic director of moscow's world famous boss roy ballet who suffered horrific injuries when acid was thrown into his face says he knows who was behind the
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incident sergei filin currently undergoing surgery following the attack in the center of the russian capital but doctors have warned they may not be able to save his eyesight artie's sean thomas reports. it's certainly is a strange and bizarre story under exposing the deep and dark underbelly of the world of ballet if you believe it or not. who is the artistic director says he doesn't know exactly who did it he says he's certain he knows but he won't say anything until the police have released their statement regarding the situation and have made an official announcement a little bit about the attack that actually happened about two weeks ago sergei filin was coming from his car to his home here in moscow where an unknown assailant splashed acid in his face. then suffered from third degree burns in his eyes has undergone the multiple surgeries in fact he will be going to germany later this week for further treatment but about the investigation itself
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while he won't say exactly who did it even though he says he knows he says he is certain that it is to ruin his reputation and of the reputation of the ball so it theatre in an interview listen to what he had to say about the investigation itself . so all i can say is that i'm amazed by the amount of effort they've put into the investigation i think in the first future get the answers we're looking for. but do your own suspicions match the facts that will voiced by the police yes. you're afraid to come back to the bolshoi. for one main reason i still don't feel that i have ever left now ballet believe it or not is notorious for having this jealous dark side to it dancers and artistic directors thinking that they should have their way of the artistic direction of the community in fact the bolshoi theater just reopening after a six year long multimillion dollar renovation. being the artistic director ever
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since that renovation took place a lot of people who are not happy with the direction it has taken in fact actually an entire movie was made about this side if you recall the black swan about dan. not liking the parts that they're getting you doing anything that they could to you to go and get the parts that they need so one thing about the ball show itself though. who is one of the prima ballerina is all of this a great stage she has fled to canada and they are saying that she has received threats also not sure that they're committed they're connected but it's talks about what's going on behind the scenes at the bolshoi. arts he is on air and online click on our website for more interesting stories including the european financial crisis that may not be subsiding anytime soon e.u. officials seem to have found that they are two million euros. on which they want to spend it on internet trolls find out what european politicians have in mind with
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that. and the great escape the man convicted for murder and sentenced to six decades in prison gets released from jail by mistake a convict is on the run in case you see him we have his photo online at r.t. dot com. the first man to blow the whistle on the u.s. prison torture program has been sentenced to thirty months in jail cia veteran john kiriakou was convicted of exposing washington secret interrogation tactics and one of his final interviews before being locked away he told r.t. why he thinks he's being punished. first of all my case was not about leaking my case was about torture when i blew the whistle on torture in december of two
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thousand and seven the justice to department here in the united states began investigating me and never stopped investigating me until they were able to patch together. charge and force me into taking a plea agreement and i'll add another thing to when i took the plea in october of last year the judge said that she thought the plea was was fair and appropriate but once the courtroom was packed full of reporters last friday she decided that it was not long enough and if she had had the ability to she would have given me ten years in this post nine eleven atmosphere that we find ourselves in we have been losing our civil liberties incrementally over the last decade to the point where we don't even realize how much of a police state the united states has become you know ten years ago the thought of the national security agency spying on american citizens and intercepting their emails would have been anathema to americans and now it's just
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a part of normal business. the idea that that our government would be using drone aircraft to assassinate american citizens who have never seen the inside of a courtroom who have never been charged with a crime have not had due process which is their constitutional right would have been unthinkable and it's something now that happens every every so often every few weeks every few months and there is no public outrage i think this is a very dangerous development while the notorious going to obey campaign its inmates grab the headlines america's so-called black sites remain largely unknown the existence of the secret facilities for enhanced interrogation techniques have been reported in eastern europe and the middle east. recovers discovers even if the facts were forthcoming the justice might not be. guantanamo may hold all the headlines but all the interested it means people aren't moving their focus elsewhere so-called black sites secret prisons were established by the cia during
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its well publicized war on terror unlike the cause however these secret facilities were never publicly discussed by the authorities the us claimed they could hold prisoners outside the us because then they wouldn't be subject to the geneva conventions to international law and humanitarian law reports suggest such prisons were in existence from two thousand to basically not long after the events of nine eleven the u.s. government denied the existence of these prisons until two thousand and six now the only country in europe which has acknowledged the presence of a secret cia facility on its territory is lithuania and if you were to look at it you will you will see something almost a deliberate site except for the imposing fences surrounding it likewise a suspected secret prison in poland is believed to be located here apparently in one of the most beautiful spots in the country according to various reports mostly from journalists or human rights organizations so-called high value detainees were
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flown in by the cia for interrogation at these polish facilities. i managed to get records from the airport in germany where it's clear that they have learned an aircraft used by the cia very important evidence because until then everyone denied b.'s landings and reported different destinations of these flights to europe controlled however just like their american counterparts the authorities in warsaw have been extremely frugal with the details and investigation into the secret prisons has been dragging on for almost five years now but what earth during its course remains unknown therefore the extent of the investigations progress just like any information about the torture of prisoners regarding who what where when and how all of it remains a mystery and the investigation is rumored to conclude next month by the looks of it whatever its outcome it may also be state secrets and swept under the carpet
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turnout of some other stories making headlines across the globe hundreds of protested in pakistan administered kashmir to call on me to renounce its territorial claims demand an end to violence in the troubled region is less than a month after five soldiers from both sides were killed in a firefight both pakistan and india seek full control over the disputed territory. a roadside bomb attack in southern afghanistan has killed a family of five two of the victims small children their car ran over a device buried in the road such bombs are commonly used by taliban militants in attacks aimed at putting pressure on the western backed afghan government. in nepal more than one hundred thousand people are taking part in massive celebrations marking the general convention of the ruling party is the first major maoist assembly since the decade long insurgency brought them to power in two thousand and eight party leaders launched the event while vowing never to turn to guerrilla tactics again they've also promised to step down from the government and let the
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people choose their next leader in a democratic election. in bahrain authorities are continuing their crackdown on the popular uprising there medical workers in the country claim they're being detained and tortured for breaking the ban on helping injured protesters or things like sara show ski looks at those who are taking the risk for trying to help nada dhaif was among a group of doctors who were trying to help the injured during a protest in bahrain she claims that off to violently crushing the dissent. turned their attention to her and her colleagues who were providing first aid they deny. health care to the patients and protesters. the doctors did not obey the orders for such. decided to punish those doctors i was taken to a place for ten days that i didn't know where it was. all that time i was
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blindfolded and handcuffed i was in a solitary confinement for about twenty one days. and they would just open the door of the cell and beat me up and there was a member of the royal family who directly was responsible of my torch or she she was beating me and she looked cute to me almost two dozen doctors were arrested back then this for the fuel the anger of the protesters and turned the hospitals grounds into the scene of the rally the sound money hospital is bahrain's leading medical institution and that's where most of the arrests have been made after those events it now looks like a fortress guarded heavily by the right police and not everybody can get in human rights activists say if you had suffered for speaking out against the regime and decided to come here for treatment you could make matters even worse for yourself anyone who was injured from the protests they cannot go to the hospital because
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they will be arrested beaten and taken to the jail last year many protester and in jail where torture insults and money we have a story and testimony of people and protester being tortured and the jail but in my country protester were tortured inside. britain not or was charged with treason and sentenced to fifteen years in prison before being acquitted because of what she believed to be international pressure on bahrain's government the fate of many other doctors remains unclear the person who allegedly tortured not and others princes. has been officially charged by police she denies all allegations against her meanwhile the guy. women stands recently at the action to condense the hospital was the right thing to do. these doctors managed to control the emergency unit in the first floor of the hospital and started to perform political acts when
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a hospital is turned into a base for political ethic work this is a real disaster we had an unbiased committee investigating the hospital condemn the acts of these doctors as. the case against one of the members of the world family may seem as an indication that bahrain's government has bowed to the negative global reaction with the doctor scandal being far from the only torture accusation c.c.t.v. cameras have been installed at all prisons in a move to become more transparent according to the authorities but with protests in the gulf states still continuing and accusations of human rights violations intensifying the opposition is still wondering what happens in the places where the cameras cannot see. reporting from the kingdom of bahrain. up next a peek into fragile lives our t.v. special report takes a look at people suffering from brittle bone disease stay with us.
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secretary of state hillary clinton recently testified to congress in regards to the attack on the u.s. consulate was killed an american ambassador in benghazi libya during the testimony couldn't rather calmly said things like that the revolutions that sprang up during the arab spring like in libya where the events in bali have created instability and safe havens for terrorists and she made it clear that there is no doubt that the algerian terrorists had. weapons from libya so the us secretary has basically admitted that the actions of the usa and nato have caused a mass instability that has allowed the seeds of terrorism to grow when the
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justification for most of the actions in the muslim world is to stop evil dictators who harbor terrorists or spread shouting democracy if libya would have been left alone algerian terrorists wouldn't be getting any weapons from it now this is like an exterminator accidently or maybe on purpose actually feeding the roaches in your basement so that there are ten times more of them and then saying that he has to keep working because he's the only one who can get rid of the roaches people like hillary clinton who support funding brutal jihad is rebel groups to overthrow governments to somehow bring about stability and democracy are either dismally stupid or consciously running a very brutal con game but that's just my opinion. and
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was bull and dump to scold us in fact they also said lisa would be a difficult child to handle she was bedridden. she had to eat and sleep on a cushion because she would cry when we touched. yet i probably fell from the chair and i found on the sofa and that didn't hurt at all but then i felt the arm chair and i broke my leg. i cried for a while. and then at those sleep. why did it have to be us.


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