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thousands of pro-gun activists in the u.s. are gathering nationwide as america sees protests against arms to perve a weapon ownership. a week of angry demonstrations in the west bank culminates in fresh clashes with israeli security forces after a march in support of palestinian prisoners is met with heavy force. britain loses its cherished top credit rating for the first time in decades but the downgrade branded a catastrophic government failure. and a shift in britain's fashion world as more and more designers bucked the trend of using flawless models opting instead for the ordinary imperfections of everyday people.
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good evening world news and analysis live from our moscow headquarters you're watching r t with me to see catherine well thousands of pro-gun activists across the united states are taken part in a day of resistance against president obama's tighter gun laws agenda calling us plans unconstitutional and artie's guy nature can reports it's not just words they're ready to use to protect their right to bear arms. part of america now favors some form of gun control especially in the wake of tragic mass shootings. while the other is getting ready to fight against any significant regulations they're preparing for what they call the invasion of feds by arming themselves to the teeth like it we actually got to the other thirty minutes of course i don't put out there you know we're out of that ambushes and i would be really qualified right
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rule of law yes that is the basis of. a police chief in pennsylvania mark kessler is training private citizens to become snipers and resist what they call it tyrannical government if need be trust me when i tell you this i mean i will take my uniform off and i will stand with freedom before i stand with the ironical folks absolutely not i will not in any way shape or form support anything that goes against the constitution or the second amendment sheriff associations from eleven states said they would ignore any law passed in washington that would significantly regulate guns we won't enforce federal regulations or federal laws were not required so there's a separation of powers in and we won't there is a tradition in american thought. of states doing what they want despite what the federal government says of course that led to the civil war well now we see a revival of the same kind of philosophy well we don't like what washington says so
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we're going to do our own thing we have the right to do it well no they don't they're part of this country whether they like it or not and and federal laws will be enforced. the obama administration says they're not going to take away people's guns they just want to ban certain types of assault rifles which are more appropriate for them for civilian defense but which have become the weapon of choice used in mass shootings in america the administration also wants to enforce background checks on all gun sales currently forty percent of weapons in the u.s. are sold without any background check but gun rights advocates see it as the first step towards disarming the nation there will be more bad like she believes in our belt he or in the future ok the people who got to do that would happen while people like jim are gearing up for the second coming of hitler supporters of gun control points to staggering statistics the gun murder rate in the us is almost twenty times higher than in the next twenty two which is nations
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combined that's unimaginable in any other industrial democracy that an argument would be made in favor of owning guns for the purposes of overthrowing the government and made by the high court the solution. making to democracy stronger. by guns because i want to strike to curio america's split over priorities according to the pew research center currently fifty percent of americans say controlling gun ownership is the more important priority while forty six percent say it is to protect the right of americans to own guns people choose different ways to stand up for liberty as they see it one owner of a pizza shop in virginia beach offers a fifteen percent. discount to those who come in with guns all they have to do is show me that they're carrying a weapon. or they can show me their concealed weapons permit and then get their discount miscellany says eighty percent of his customers have brought guns into the
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pizza shop since he introduced the deal one even came in with an a k forty seven one question of why is this when people here talk about protecting their freedoms with weapons that are designed for war to these people have such little tossed in their democratic system to the point when they think of boat is not enough to secure their rights and that they need a stack of deadly weapons at home to do that in washington i'm going to show. well guns have certainly sparked heated debate in the u.s. but some places have taken safety precautions to the extreme on line we have the story of a ten year old boy suspended from school over a toy gun that was found in his backpack. it's.
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a joint force of french and african troops have sustained their heaviest casualties yet in the military campaign against islamist rebels in mali and thirteen chatty and soldiers were killed in fighting in the north meanwhile the u.s. has the poit a one hundred troops in neighboring me share and. the french led intervention with intelligence support the french intervened in their former african colony last month to stop an offensive by islamist rebels who are now waging a deadly guerrilla war the operation has won france's president a peace prize for the u.n. cultural agency unesco or has valuable contribution to stability in the mali social justice activist for rosie manji says the award could encourage further point intervention in africa. so what is this reward actually encouraging it presumably
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encouraging others to follow the example of the french or we invade began to go to help you by terrorism and if you didn't thank you and we hope they do with the u.s. and its african troops and it's a negro we conclude interests if you feel from the problem here is that this is a political crisis and could be resolved only by political means by sending in the warriors the troops the planes the only actually doesn't resolve the problem as we can see it's actually exacerbate it and they claim that they will be in going to try. into mali and by a government but it is being an illegitimate government and it's outrageous that the un should sanction such or such a policy i guess that unesco feels that this is what what needs to be rewarded. i fear as clashes between palestinians and israeli defense forces erupted across the
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west bank capping a week of protests in support of several palestinians and present in israeli jails tear gas and rubber bullets were used in response to demonstrators hurling stones and burning tires dozens were reportedly injured in the rain now four palestinian prisoners have been on hunger strike for more than two hundred days now two of them held without trial two others arrested after being released in a prisoner exchange deal because harry ration in their conditions has led to widespread calls for their release with palestinian officials are warning of a bigger crisis if the israeli government fails to listen while the un chief has also called on tell of the of to iraq policy analyst mahmoud honey mahmoud says the current international pressure on israel isn't enough. median solution that comes up to everybody's mind right now is just an immediate release of palestinian prisoners you don't have to go through. a process in order to get
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a fair trial it was anything let alone most of the prisoners were actually released and. deal last year and they were. kidnapped one more time and put in prison again so the whole thing is unfair. how is anyone in prison and so on the other hand i really wish as every other palestinian which is not just more involvement of the international community human rights organization international organization just put more pressure on israel and especially the legal system because it's just very unfair. bly a lot of it just is where the palestinian as we are constantly seen as. people who don't really deserve any rights people enjoy in the world. well treatment of palestinian prisoners isn't the only issue tel aviv is courting controversy on later this hour we report on what allows a u.s. israeli company to drill for oil on land internationally considered to be part of
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syria plus. in syria itself the main rebel group pulls out of key international meetings aimed at helping to end the bloody war there we look at what's next for the peace process. when the fashion industry everything revolves around women being tall and slim men toned and muscular but the people behind the clothes being advertised often don't meet those standards it seems that some designers are starting to realize that you don't need to look perfect in order to hit the catwalk. reports. that is very very hard to model i say character means being knowledge small i don't think there's anything he hasn't got every comic out you can think of that's what we supply meets robin he's a successful fashion model he works for a london agency i'll be representing over a thousand models aged eighteen to one hundred in the most diverse shapes and sizes
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it's really important to have current suffices in the industry and i think you know there's enough good looking people around. me why i'm not thinking you know kind of people with quirky you know expressive prices go from a work fashion into advertising is changing to make room for models who look more like real people do you think now there's a strong the demand for people on your models because people so bored of looking at a normal you know six foot to have a person all of that looks exactly right you know people's body shapes and faces and. we should look at them and i really embrace them really katie green found out all about the pressures of the fashion industry when she was chosen to be the face of wonderbra and signed to a major modeling agency they asked me for me thing and then though told me i needed to lose to star and now i'm five foot ten and the size twelve i would just been about the bones you know i'm perfectly healthy as it is and they wanted me to lose too so go to
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a size eight i cood my parents off the needs and just in floods of tears saying that i can come to facts be a model five years on she's not only working as a successful plus size model but is also campaigning to ban underweight models from catwalks and fashion spreads its all persons the functions are this person's a big campaigns that also somebody who looks so small and none of us know more about you ever being that bad the media is a very sort of fantasy related industry it's all based on an aberration and nothing in these magazines is real the majority of british women now measure in a size. fourteen or above design a sample size that a skinny model wears down the catwalk is a minuscule size zero the difference is huge big brands are beginning to realize that consumers want to see models that they can identify with major fashion design is a tapping into the changes and introducing largest size is raised differently some
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type of shake up going on in the industry enough big you know in the future you're different you see that this becomes more the norm and we probably won't call it anymore it will be just the fashion it's a profit at the end of the day businesses want to make money so if there's a market there where you haven't actually tapped into a new you've got to do is create a bigger size the numbers show business men business women every woman do that in the same model is over you know who's one of my models c.c.r. new models done for you my job campaigns levi days on telling time these classes so you know obviously most even done that so you know he's a supermodel for the most halls of u.k. women now officially plus size and individuality suddenly friend it seems that the fashion industry is finally waking up to reality. see london we're back after a short break stay with us you're watching r.t. .
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welcome back i'm lucy kaplan of when you're watching our team well the u.k. has been stripped of its aaa crown in a huge jolt to the british government moody's rating agency says there are many years of trouble ahead for the country due to its growing debt that the opposition has dubbed the move a catastrophic failure by the british finance trade but he remains adamant that his austerity policy will not change now professor rodney shakespeare says the strategery strategy simply ignores the plight of the people. the fact of the matter is the rating agencies rank your odds form part of a global elite which thinks it can suck up wealth from the gulf nation and over
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time is not a son with whether or not people have jobs whether or not living standards are declining they claim that the independents have something to observations they did not notice the great classes coming in two thousand and eight and the reason why they didn't use is that they assume the whole system is working well and only has ups downs and they can't see this become the family profit things we got out hand and it's going downhill it stays in bed with the global elite and with the existing gotten its in a gigantic conspiracy against the bulk of the people. later today max and stacy herbert present a madcap yet more get away for europeans to us their growing economic hardship. suicide by rollercoaster of course is a european who's invented this aesthetic death machine and that looks like the
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solution to the economic crisis across europe well it's bankers system. so this is different police assisted suicide or people run out into a hail of bullets hoping to get killed because they have lost all hope here it's banker assisted suicide so you let your braggers perform the glock rollercoaster of financial appox is it toxic death machine and with the hope that you won't survive because you'd rather not live in a world where it's barclays bank runs your government like so many topics on a string. syria's main opposition group the syrian national coalition says it's pulling out of a series of international gatherings that looked to resolve the deadly civil conflict the group will skip the friends of syria meeting in rome as well as scheduled talks
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in russia and the u.s. over what it sees as a lack of international condemnation of the regime now the rebels accuse the mouth because of multiple civilian killings although some have pinned similar accusations against them opposition militias are widely suspected of being behind a devastating bomb blast in damascus on thursday that are thought to have killed about one hundred people syrian pro-reform activist says western powers could be losing their grip on the rebels and if the opposition is not interested in talks. with the should. contribute to a political solution to all that then they are going to be a plea on do to defeat the syrian government they do not to. i'm to have any dialogue with the syrian government because all their strategy based in a sense on the syrian government falling and them coming as a substitute they do not have a lot of quality on the ground the also that it is for the rebels rather than the political elite that are called the national council to salute the national
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commission so all they are interested in is for the government to form they know that the western society the western countries have invested a lot in them both in money and time and so on in organizing them and they think that they could probably make a stand here with regards to what they see is the wrong policy this is a bit funny because now if the choose to get out of this sort of international friends of syria meeting then the western community is really would have no leverage whatsoever in the syrian crisis well some countries could be trying to capitalize on the syrian crisis damascus as fighting a war at home israel has given a u.s. company a license for what exploration in the golan heights planned an act from syria but internationally still considered to be its territory or to its policy or has the details. off to israel decided last year to allow for oil and gas exploration in the goa loud genie energy was awarded the license to drill but the new jersey based
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company still needs further work permits for drilling to commence and this is a process that could still take several years the company is headed by none other than the golan heights residents and a former i.d.f. general and it could cabinet minister the company's shareholders reportedly also include rupert murdoch and one of the company's advisors is former u.s. vice president dick cheney geological terrorists have indicated the potential for oil and foreign oil discovery in the golan heights which is all captured from syria back in the one nine hundred sixty seven six day war in one nine hundred eighty israel and mixed the area in a move that is not recognized internationally in the strategic area has seen exciting extensive israeli settlement construction it is also the signs of a major israeli wind turbine a project the golan studies has has been at the heart of previous talks between israeli and syrian leaders damascus is demanding its full return and there was
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concern that as the syrian revolt threatens the president bashar assad's rule israel is digging in its heels on the golan heights it was also an observation that on the eve of almost every high level visit to israel by american officials the israeli government has without fail angered the americans by coming up for example with announcements of settlement expansion in the west bank president obama is due to visit israel at the end of march and no doubt the state department is likely to criticize this permit as they do not recognize the area as being part of israel. well french movie star gerard depardieu is now a fully fledged russian citizen has formally taken up residence in the capital of russia's republic of more dough via telling r.t. exclusively why there. were. several. star or citizen head over to our website for more on month. in his new homeland
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after he quit france complaining of high tax rates they're. also online to us scientists develop a non-organic zombies cell that's not only an argument that not only copies of the living prototype but even out performs it all the details for you at r.t. dot com. online but off limits iceland could become the first western ancien to introduce a web censorship as it aims to outlaw internet pornography well the government claims the move is necessary to protect children but as already being challenged by free speech activists. from the u.k. pirate party instead of the ban could be used for an all out clampdown on what freedom. we think another area of the world where freedoms are being eroded a century these proposals show yet again the lack of technical knowledge of the heart of our kind of politics our politicians and the real objection to this whole
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proposal is that there is no magic switch that we can push that will actually do what being proposed is actually using the same kind of technology which is indistinguishable from other kinds filtering the bible systems used in news around the world now there's going to high bar for installing it but once you do it can be used for any purpose we often hear governments praising internet freedom abroad so for example in the context of the arab spring but are unable to all know about at home. and to some other international news of right now. thousands are gathering in madrid for the latest show of discontent over austerity cuts and the handling of spain's economic crisis of those are live pictures you're seeing right there from madrid now people from all walks of life are expected to
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join in the protests in dozens of cities across the country the government has introduced several rounds of austerity measures which were jews it's the budget deficit spain also has one of the highest jobless rates in europe one in four people for me out of work. in yemen at least three protesters have been killed and more than ten room did during clashes between separatists from the south and police in the city of this comes a days after four people were killed during the demonstration as the country march one year anniversary of their president's election that rally was disrupted by a father and you have any after of us who are fighting for independence from the north. six underground tanks storing nuclear waste are leaking in washington state in america another government says the report is disturbing but it's just there is no immediate health risk to humans with two hundred aging tanks holding millions of leaders of radioactive material the site is considered to be
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the most contaminated nuclear area in america. at least two people have been killed as heavy floods wreak havoc across australia is northern coast and evacuation order has been issued for residents saying the bad weather is likely to last and put lives at risk countries frequently hit by severe weather during the summer season with swings between heat waves and terrain chill rain fall. well a recent study has shown that three d. printers could recreate parts of the human body by using injectable gel made of living cells it's a discovery that certainly captures the imagination could technology eventually be used to clone human beings and what about reason or acting someone from the past well arty's lord harshness has hit the streets of the big apple to find out who new yorkers would like to bring back to life.
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who would you three d. print from history this week let's talk about that i mean reporter bring so in the life of a character oh yeah like super mario or. there were elmo you had oh my god i thirty were my best friend oh someone you know that's a good idea for to douglas. want you to king. and malcolm x. do you think that they would appreciate where society is today to be honest with you they would be a little disappointed abraham lincoln yeah the classic president right is that who everybody says no no one said that yes i mean lincoln's pretty hot great no you know people like lincoln they hate him walking around his beard would be good yeah yeah and he'd be like what the hell did you do with this country while i've been dead lloyd and i guess the purpose of these questions is to see you know how the
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past would deal with the president yeah definitely what do you how do you think they would deal with that i mean how would mozart deal with music sampling you know reproductions of like that that would be amazing to see what he would do he would probably lay off the auto and you don't know the bottom line is three d. printing technology is developing extremely fast so let's just hope the people in control of it use it for the good of humanity. i'll be back in just a short bit but for now it's the latest edition of breaking the set.


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