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toxic discovery syria's military allegedly finds a rebel laboratory meant to produce and store chemical substances the reports coming from syrian state television. reports that us police are firing rubber bullets at crowds protesting over the controversial acquittal of george zimmerman who shot dead an african-american teenager. a criminal probe for an ex-president egypt's former leader investigated for allegedly spying killing and wrecking the economy even as his orders continue to protest for his return. and fugitive n.s.a. leaker edward snowden asked russia for asylum as he struggles to put an end to his legal limbo in a moscow airport sparking us every day for the kremlin. seven
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am in moscow i met reza good to have you with us here on r t our top story syrian state t.v. says the army has found a chemical lab where rebel forces were making poison materials military sources claim the substances were meant to be packed into mortars and used to attack government forces in damascus party's policy or has. the syrian army has found chemical materials in the town of jobar which is on the outskirts of the capital city of damascus initial reports say that the syrian army seized a factory that was occupied by a group of foreign backed militants and that chemical materials were found inside their factory now we do see canisters we do see white packages that they have uncovered and it does seem as if they were producing chemicals in the laboratory it says poison chemical substances made in saudi arabia so we do see that
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a some of the factories are also involved we're also receiving reports of the rebels were planning to stop artillery shells with the chemical weapons that they were producing here and use them to attack damascus this comes on the same day as heavy clashes supported near the capital on sunday on the seventh of july armed rebels were found in position of some two hundred eighty barrels of chemical substances at the time of the syrian ambassador to the united nations said that the quantity found was enough to destroy a whole city if not the entire country be use of chemical weapons has always been a red line for washington and its allies they've always constantly pointed fingers at the syrian government and accused it of using chemical weapons saying that if the if it was in the proof of the head this would be the red line that they would not tolerate but back in march there was an attack in aleppo the second largest
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city in damascus and it was later found that the did the seventh nerve gas had been used in that attack moscow conducted its own investigation and concluded that the syrian rebels were actually to blame for the use of the gas and russia gave samples and documents relating to this to the united nations last week russia's united nations ambassador said that with some claims appear to be aimed at undermining investigations into the chemical attack he said this when he explained the findings the results of the analysis clearly indicate that the ordinance used in commerce so was not industrial manufacturing and was filled with certain. the study and technical specification is proof that it was not invested in manufactured either the project island gold is not as standard one for chemical use therefore there is evidence you seem to believe that it was the armed opposition fighters who used the chemical weapons in so it's very important to make the point that the united states
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claims that the regina is using chemical weapons that these claims are without any kind of proof and of course the whole argument of the use of chemical weapons for maine's a hot potato but without that kind of proof the u.s. and its western allies are going to have a hard time of moving anything that they came washington previously threaten action against a mask is if it is if it uses chemical weapons against syrians but middle east expert in a story in terre gullies says that even the reported discovery of chemical weapons labs among the rebels wouldn't change u.s. rhetoric. it's very clear that the sections of the rebel leadership have been desperate for west amended cream to bring. and i had to go a long way through it she retired remember before all just after the sarin gas attack media emblazoned across their front pages in some european countries to put pressure on washington so if the latest claim from the syrians is true it's very
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serious indeed but washington doesn't need to react at all i mean double standards . in international diplomacy there are very few norms if it is not in the united states and its european union allies to react they won't react are told they will not treat the rebels in the same way as they breaching the syrian state meanwhile anonymous u.s. officials claim israel attacked syria's port city of latakia ten days ago the strike allegedly targeting a russian made anti ship missile battery that syria got two years ago israel for its part its prime minister saying that he won't confirm or deny that there was a strike but that he would do anything possible to keep iranian weapons from getting it through syria to hezbollah militants let's take a look back at some of the previous air raids that israel is alleged to have conducted in syria first was in january thirty first outside of damascus military compound there was
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a bomb from the air then on may third there was another explosion near syria's near damascus international airport there there was a facility allegedly containing surface to surface missiles that was struck and then two days after that another missile landed near damascus in the place the same place that was struck back in january on all these occasions the attacks were justified as operations to keep iranian weapons from going through syria to reaching hezbollah and amir oren a senior correspondent for israel's hauritz newspaper says if such a recent attack occurred there was probably a similar motivation there. israel's defensive agenda of not clashing syria but when a terrorist organization such as beloved tries to get its hands on such a sophisticated missiles we have no confirmation of direct hezbollah involvement we also know that these russian weapons were actually sold to syria more than two
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years ago now if indeed israel is involved in these as strikes what's tell of eve's motivation here israel does not go out and preempt syrian missiles and it does so only when syria seems to be on the verge of prince poting transferring those missiles to hizbullah so rather than wait until these missiles reach beirut or side of israel probably decided to preempt and hit. various some of it is other top stories according to reports l.a. police have fired rubber bullets into a crowd protesting the controversial acquittal of george zimmerman who was found not guilty of murdering black teenager trayvon martin in february several people have reportedly been taken to a hospital at least ten demonstrators have been arrested in new york as thousands block the streets of the center of the city there let's go now to our tease marine important ally for us in new york with the latest what's going on in the streets maria. well the streets are clearly still full with lots of
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protesters that are have been walking hour by hour all through the streets of manhattan it started out in union square and the procession of people just grew larger and louder i caught up with the crowd was probably at its thousands on twenty third street and at that point the crowd was so large that cars could not pass through the streets then this this crowd met up with another crowd in times square and then thousands of people made themselves made their ways north of manhattan point the police is now caught up with the crowd and boarding to what we know there have been at least five arrests that number is you know we're being more cautious but that number according to reports that number is quite quite higher now what has brought all these people on to the streets of new york city in los angeles and boston and elsewhere is clearly the frustration aggravation that millions of
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americans have with the verdict that came down for george zimmerman george zimmerman as you mentioned was found not guilty and acquitted on the charges of second degree manslaughter and second degree murder excuse me and acquitted on manslaughter and this is of course columns george zimmerman a neighborhood watch volunteer shot and killed seventeen year old trayvon martin now. the prosecutors argue that zimmerman you know it took matters into his own hands when he not only followed this seventeen year old unarmed teenager but also stepped out of a car approached him and then there was a scuffle and then zimmerman shot the unarmed seventeen year old and claimed it was in self-defense now that was his claim and that's what the jury of how millions of americans believe that this is not just a matter of stand your ground or or self-defense this is a matter of a man that was a community watch person that was armed with
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a gun wanted to. to take the law into his own hands now many believe that justice has not been served and that's why millions of americans are out into the in the streets of major cities throughout the country we spoke with some of those participating in the in the rallies here's what they had to say. this verdict makes it very clear and gives a green light to anyone that wants to shoot and kill a youth of color you know and you can get off the rock and go on and live your life and it's ok to do have a daughter and it's terrifying that i now have to go and have this conversation with her about being profiled and keeping her saying and helping her understand what she has to do to keep ourselves safe against other people and the police department. now in los angeles now the rally has gotten somewhat say quite violent violent because some of the protesters participating in the in the justice for trayvon rally were shot up by rubber bill
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bullets those bullets were fired by police officers in los angeles the arrogant receiving reports that some protesters have been transferred to local hospitals to be treated for their injuries we don't know how extreme the injuries are we do know that the frustrations are boiling and how i've been boiling over the course of nearly a year and a half since trayvon martin was fatally shot by george zimmerman in new york city in particular the this this this issue strikes a chord because there's a big a big. debate in new york city about the issue of stop and frisk the issue of racial profiling and many argue that if trayvon martin was not a block teenager maybe george zimmerman would have never approached him or maybe george zimmerman would have been found guilty of course that's a lot of hypotheses we don't know if that would have been the case because the reality is the reality but here is the reality right now in the united states is that millions of americans are taking to the streets because they do not believe
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that justice has been served in this trial surrounding george zimmerman and the fatal shooting of trayvon martin all right argues marine important to live for us in new york thanks very much for that update. you know me as a q. is an editor of the pan-african news wire he thinks that the shooting of the seventeen year old trayvon martin was racially motivated more a far reaching repercussions. zimmerman of course acted based upon the racial profiling political culture that exists broadly here in the united states he is not a law enforcement officer he had no right to be pursuing trayvon martin and the same time the people who came to his defense are the same people who defend white cops who defend white graces when they take this type of blatant valid actually that gets african-americans this is clearly a case of people of color of oppressed people here in the united states not being able to achieve justice inside this country and what's very interesting about this
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case is that many people don't realize this is definitely going to have long term implications in regard to race relations inside the united states it's not an isolated incident george zimmerman would have never even then arrested or indicted in this case if it had not been for the how waves of millions of african-americans and their supporters to out the country just one and a half years ago they were going to allow him to go scot free in this killing and they have done so anyway so kind of a half years later still to come on r.t. shelter from the storm fugitive n.s.a. leaker edward snowden turns to russia for refuge as he remains traded in moscow's airport for more than three weeks we'll take a look at his asylum attempt in a quest to evade u.s. prosecution. but first the kitchen prosecutors investigating the country's ousted president morsi for allegedly spying killing protesters in a ruining the economy he was deposed by the military early last week and
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prosecutors now cracking down heavily on members of his muslim brotherhood party parties bell true has more. egypt's prosecutor general this is from judicial sources has actually frozen the assets of fourteen leading is the most figures who are behind mohamed morsi this comes after of course reports all the rest so many of that lead is of course off to these recent reports of the charges laid against the former president himself meanwhile the most a brotherhood for their part maintains they will steadfast that they want president the former president ahmed mostly to come back and they will not move from my city in a mosque in central cairo and that the university is to cairo intil he is reinstated meanwhile was thinking that it can developments here in the interim government we have a lot of appointments and i don't want to make significant ones is the vice president of foreign affairs and mohamed el baradei he is a leading opposition figure and once headed off what was the largest coalition of opposition forces the national salvation front another leading appointment is that the foreign head of. this. former egyptian ambassador to the u.s.
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the bill for me he was a barack era ambassador and is very well regarded in washington in america to these two appointments mohamed el baradei and the bill for me could be seen to be a knowledge towards the west as they both have very good relations with america meanwhile america for their part have announced that they will have an envoy coming to you. to egypt the first. leader to come from america to egypt since the ouster of mohamed morsi this is reportedly to be a leading member of the state department bill burns he is due to come in the coming coming months america is looking cautiously egypt at the moment they haven't announced the last two weeks as a coup neither have they confirmed that it neither confirm that it isn't it's obviously very important that definition because that would affect u.s. assistance to egypt you know america paid to be extending a hand out to the new interim government so we have yet to see what's going to
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happen with the people who are determined to support the deposed leader. and whether that involves a clash in the future and also if you see how this interim government continues in the next few months morsi supporters refusing to leave the cairo streets calling for his reinstatement the crowd chanting slogans waving banners holding pictures of the ousted leader meanwhile the muslim brotherhoods called for more than a million people to march monday middle east blogger and commentator carl shero thinks the military's overthrow of the elected head of state has put democracy in jeopardy there let's remember what their interest of the military here is it's not that continuation of the democratic rule you shouldn't them any interest in being an effective carrying out to school it's just stop this threat of a genuine popular uprising and that end of the day the muslim brotherhood was elected with people who normally would be where not only they won the presidential elections when they have of course from other political affiliations but they also
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want to parliamentary election and tend to forget that there is not which were constant and the parliament was also another that and disbanded egypt should have given the chance to the resolution two words more democratic future and carry out the process and for the muslim brotherhood to be kind of kicked out of office by distorting to the democratic process not military means. more than three weeks after arriving the world finally caught sight of n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden way he surface from his hideout in a moscow airport transit zone meeting human rights activists in sheremetyevo and asking them for their help in requesting temporary political asylum in russia or he's arena has more. immigration officials say they have not received an official request from edward snowden regarding his political asylum in russia but that request has been filed on friday evening so perhaps due to the fact that it's the weekend in russia right now the people would simply hasn't hasn't been properly
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process just yet russia's conditions were that snowden has to stop his anti american to vittie something which snowden promised he will no longer do three latin american countries said they were willing to take him on now he does not have any people want to travel with his american passport has been the knowledge he doesn't have any other people work he cannot even buy a ticket and he does need some something in order for him to move to another country so that is safe passage could be provided in that he's relying on russia snowden himself has explained the situation that he was living in during the meeting with from the rights activists a little every one month ago a. family home in paradise and i lived in great comfort. i also had the capability without any warrant of law to search for see and read your communications anyone's communications at any time there is the power to change people's speeds it is also a serious violation of the war so finding himself in such circumstances it seems
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that what he was doing came into conflict with snowden's own personal believes and he has explained that in an interview to the guardian newspaper the interview that started all this second part of which came out just very recently i increasingly was exposed to true information that had not been propagandized in the media. that we were actually involved in misleading the public and i was actually a victim that i grew up with the understanding that the world i lived in was one where people enjoyed a sort of freedom to communicate with them each other and privacy without of being under threat of being measured or analyzed or or or sort of judged by these shadowy figures or systems so really the ball is in russia's court at this point and it's all up to moscow to decide whether or not to grant edward snowden a status of an asylum and for how long they're willing to do that. you know our us
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latin american ties have chilled in the wake of the snowden saga with american embassies having warned of consequences for the region if the leaker is granted asylum human rights activist peter tatchell tells r.t. earlier that this goes against the letter of the law what the united states government is doing is seeking to obstruct edward snowden's bid to seek asylum not to get asylum but to seek asylum in his belief and manage and threaten other countries around the world to not grant him asylum and to not. so that a flight can take him to another country that is a direct attack upon the united nations refugee convention and it is shocking and appalling there's supposedly democratic government united states with the collusion of european governments including the government here in britain has been conspiring together to not allow mr snowden to make a valid asylum application there is no way that he is
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a spy he has not contacted any foreign spy agencies he's not divulge any information to foreign governments he has simply exposed the fact that the united states national security agency and britain's spy agency g c h q had been snooping inspiring upon millions of innocent private citizens that is not spying charge he is a whistleblower and he deserves asylum. all the leech information from snowden is building up a picture of how the u.s. global surveillance operations are structured let's take a look at what we know so far first off there's the nucleon system it listens into phone calls wherever they're directed and it's thought that if it catches a suspicious keyword it'll be flagged and subject to further scrutiny then there's the pin well system this program is said to trawl for suspicious activity through videos on the web whether it's a live skype call with friends or family or you tube video that's been uploaded then there's
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a who you phone where you phone from and when the call was being made all stored by the main way system it's reportedly capable of building a facebook like friends list to profile you just from your calling habits and lastly we know of marina program in charge of recording your online life said to be able to catch store and record sent emails before they reach your recipient these are four of the systems that make up the u.s. surveillance network the ones that we know of the workings of anyway snowden's meeting with human rights officials at a moscow airport triggered a reaction from washington u.s. criticize russia for providing a quote propaganda platform though the accusations were met with a certain amount of skepticism at the state department briefing. we are disappointed that russian officials and agencies facilitated this meeting today by allowing these activists and representatives into the moscow airports transit zone to meet with mr snowden despite the government's declarations of russian's neutrality with respect to mr snowden sorry you're disappointed that they let
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someone into their own airport and allow it well that they facilitated this event to force why because this gave a forum going to be should have before as the forty's forfeited his right to freedom of speech as well met mr mr snowden as we've talked about let me just say this because i think it's important he's not a whistleblower he's not a human rights activists he's wanted on a series of serious criminal charges brought in these certain eastern district of virginia in the united states i'm sorry but i didn't realize people wanted on charges forfeited their right to speak to the free speech of president obama and putin discuss the status of snowden on the phone call in an apparent attempt to resolve diplomatic wrangling over the whistleblower stephen cohen from n.y.u. and slavic and a russian studies department says it's a tough test for the leaders this is a classic case of the testing of leadership both in moscow and washington neither leader of the obama nor prove can be happy about help mr snowden sitting in the
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moscow airport who didn't invite him to be sure but he can't toss him out for very political reasons obama needs to show he's tough on snowden. i can't believe that the united states actually wants to put snowden on trial because it was a fair trial a legal trial all snowden would have the right to subpoena american officials who have knowledge of all this intelligence he's exposed to that. by think there's a vested interest bills with obama and putin defined a way to solve this problem so that neither is damaged politically so will nasty what kind of leaders they are. the latest revelations of the whistleblower saga on our website r.t. dot com including claims by a guardian journalist snowden has specific blueprints of how the n.s.a. operates there is more news for you including russia staging its longest military drills in soviet times about one hundred sixty thousand servicemen
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a thousand tanks hundred thirty planes taking part in the exercise full story on our website plus. taking to the skies a canadian engineer creating the world's first human powered helicopter dot com for the video of the machine fueled only by the pilots pedaling. clashes breaking out in belfast for the third consecutive night after the annual probe parade turned violent hundreds of additional officers were deployed from across the u.k. dozens injured more than thirty arrests made trouble spark when one protestant marchers found their traditional route shortened to keep them from passing through a sectarian flashpoint neighborhood or reports. of tensions once again ignited police on the frontline feeling the heat the. riots will the thousand police officers from across the u.k. drafted into the night police. angus surrounding the raids spilling
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into a second night rice and the scene of the disturbance once again here in the loyalists would felled wait in a stone's throw away from the republican districts police it in full. from the parades commission that the. shots let's return and be sparking the latest on. what was the first night's riots who waged by the way they see taking part in the parade these biases. and smaller number seems like these that flare up with the decision to strict the flying of the union flag when. but then protests because almost daily and the cost of policing days right it's estimated to run into the tens of millions of pounds these riots taking place in the loyalist streets riots is waging this fight. steps would mean having would you want to see
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happen for younger people yeah i want all that stuff to them but i want to live i don't want to live. that's obviously. never about something nobody even knows of both party tools to see the housing. led by american diplomat richard haass the questions many will want to see addressed the surrounding cultural expression the flags and parades still most some of the most inflammatory is she's tween will the nylons protestant and catholic communities scratch below the surface it will deny this peace plan and it's clear to me that the sectarian divisions remain in the big questions that now need to be o. given the events everything that is going to make the upcoming. headed by members of the international community the more crease feel. odd thing about.
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taking a look now at some international headlines a roadside bomb explosion three people of scores wounded in egypt's northern sinai the attack reportedly carried out by militants targeted a bus bringing workers to a factory outbreaks of violence have become more frequent in the country since the ousting of president morsi you know rising number of attacks has triggered fears of a looming confrontation between the egyptian military and islamist militants. a bomb blast is wounded four police officers outside a shiite village in bahrain amid growing unrest in the kingdom rioting a lot today after a leading female activist accused guards of physical and psychological abuse while in prison earlier this month a police officer was killed and three others wounded in separate explosions violent clashes with security forces in the oil rich country has left more than eighty dead and hundreds in prison since two thousand and eleven. a string of deadly blasts and mainly shiite areas of iraq on sunday has now claimed thirty eight lives the most recent shaking the city of basra killing eight years after
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a series of bombings and shootings across the country happened last week including the assaults in kirkuk that left more than fifty dead the death toll now passing three hundred in the month of july. i phone sulak has been downgraded to a storm but continuing to cause devastation in china three people killed in guangdong province while rain triggered landslides claimed the lives of forty eight in the sichuan province prompted mass evacuation from coastal areas forcing more than three hundred thousand to flee their homes earlier the typhoon iraq havoc on taiwan leaving two people dead as you cross talk coming up next with peter lavelle stay with us your art.


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