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nine pm moscow time egypt's army launches ninety terrorist operation inside where extremists know allegedly joined by militant morsy supporters have been stepping up attacks on the military because the latest for you plus two over one hundred people feared dead now in overnight clashes in egypt as the muslim brotherhood claims supporters of the ousted president are being targeted by the military with a shoot to kill policy. also that there's concern the diplomatic push on syria could go down the drain is rebels while arms shipments from backers and call for regime change too despite agreeing to join a peace meeting. germans are showing their anger towards the n.s.a. spying program and their support towards whistleblowers edward snowden and bradley manning with demonstrations across the country and over forty cities join me peter
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all of that for more on this in a few moments. by their very giving who just joined us this is r.t. international it's kevin owen here in moscow tonight as i just after nine pm here now our top story the egyptian army started a large scale antiterrorist operation in the sinai peninsula bordering israel heavy weapons are being deployed to the area where extremist attacks on the military but increasingly frequent details than from artie's paula. what we do know is that the egyptian military has closed all entrances in and out of the sinai it's not a forty eight hour operation to deal with a sudden increase in the number of operating there the information that we have is that there has been violent clashes. in the area of share this way is not only
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centered there but also in areas like elevation other villages in the surrounding area these clashes are between the army and extremists that have been operating there for quite some time now let me remind you that the situation in sinai has been on really ever since the overthrow of the former egyptian president hosni mubarak and since then we've witnessed an increase in these kind of attacks these kind of violent acts happening in the sinai but we're hearing from the army as that there are at least five hundred extremist militants operating in an area of four square kilometers now the army says that they are heavily armed it says that they could use civilians in those areas as human shields and at the same time the army has deployed both its if force and on the ground troops who are heavily armed allegedly muslim brotherhood supporters are taking up arms and are going to the sinai where there are joining these islamist groups from the army we're hearing
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that they've been fired on that they have been attacked by these extremist elements more than sixty bedwyn tribes signed a memorandum that they support the egyptian army and that this is a support for the egyptian people they're trying to put some kind of order there but the situation is merely continuing to descend into chaos terrorism a middle east expert told me the militants or the son of privilege they're afraid of created you heard this. all originally these were members of the jemaah islamiyah an offshoot of the muslim brotherhood years ago of the islamic jihad of egypt who who's head was chairman was as it were eerie the current head of al qaida but then was time as a figure over the past two to three years many international jihadist have been joining them some coming from sudan from libya from other parts of the middle east also international ones from central asia and from chechnya but of course the numbers of the international ones it's very small the egyptian army now as far as
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we can see is waging an operation in northern sinai where the bulk of these forces have been operating against the military both the police and the soldiers of egypt with the ultimate a more of making sure that these forces that you have the forces want have an enclave they have an army there is no that had the most serious in continued few more months according to information from the egyptian army of course there would have been a declaration of an emirate of northern sinai it's online actually information down there probably and that would be the equivalent of waziristan for example in pakistan or northern mali so the egyptian army first concern is to make sure that there would be no exclusive control by those terrorists and that of course they do we know that they going to be fighting a long war against terrorists in sinai and most likely also in mainland egypt. meanwhile egypt's jew tonight a deadly clashes between the military and supporters of the deposed president according to the health ministry there are forty six casualties but muslim
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brotherhood activists say over one hundred have been killed more than a thousand injured they say the supporters were deliberately targeted with shots to the head and chest well true reports from cairo. it was a very bloody night here in egypt as clashes erupted in many parts of the country and continued into saturday morning off to the summation wind going through protests both in support and against the l.c.d. to mohamed morsi what eyewitnesses is saying although we haven't completely reports it protested have attempted to extend the city and past the area that they had been staying in for the last few weeks toward security breach at this point security forces then attempted to push them back with t. gas field hospital doctors are reporting people have died and there are a number of injured as well and what we're seeing now is apparently eyewitnesses saying that some people have been coming in with gunshot wounds although we can't confirm whether come by a voice nice as well as people having problems with take ass inhalation but it was
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very chaotic with the engine coming in every five minutes and ambulances people were on the back of motorcycles bringing the wounded into the city and now this is also happened in other parts of the country there were violent clashes in the coastal city of alexandria between rival protest groups when supporters and opponents of the ousted leader met in the main running point also needing people dead and this is been very very bloody civilian on civilian clashes we have of course seen massive amounts of tanks here and the military joining the police in attacking people saying or attacking these citizens of course this comes off to the . that mohamed morsi would be kept in detention following investigations into charges and that he'd been conspiring against the country with a palestinian organization hamas in addition to possibly being responsible for the deaths of the prison guards and officers when he broke out of prison during the
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eighteenth the uprising in two thousand and eleven so this is a very serious serious allegation against the former president you could see him so jail time they said has of course if you define. by his supporters and of course he is going to screw the mission in brotherhood he was saying this is very much a politically driven charge and that this is part of a wider crackdown against the green by the minute sri no side is backing down many people are dying the violence is continuing leading many to feed that this will only get worse and you will see how to this have testament brutally believes the muslim brother was exaggerating the other casualty figures to try to convince the foreign allies that the need help against the military what do you expect people who are in the. government and. all the egyptian people did not accept that. we did not accept the terrorism we did not accept the fascism with did not accept that what do you expect from the losers of course they're trying to justify their
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trying to hold of to the two of course their supporters the united states for help. and we will never ever let anyone interfere in our country if they accept this that the americans accept that people will go and shoot soldiers into the pentagon we will accept there was a number of shoot our soldiers. to establish. meantime upsetting images of violence in egypt's been posted on twitter we can see that some of those injured children are acclaimed as well the thirteen year old boy was killed in alexandria there also pictures showing civilians allegedly firing live rounds at pro morsy protesters if you want to see more of that we've rounded it all up r.t. dot com we've got a timeline of the turmoil in egypt suffered since president morsi was supposed the most dramatic pictures in accounts to say it's all online from us r.t. dot com. cheers here could be on its way towards plunging into chaos we talk about
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that very soon after violence erupted when tens of thousands gathered for the funeral of mishaps needed opposition leader or developments just a few minutes also as well the boarding the people of mali no preparing to pick up presidents to pick a president rather on sunday as the election coming up there are fears that organizing a successful ballot those simply too much too soon for the war right nation examiner. privacy rights activists have demonstrated across germany against us worldwide surveillance and burnings role in it the revelations by edward snowden have ignited public anger among germans who say their government let them down as artist peter all of the reports. demonstrators are gathering in over forty cities around germany to show their support for both edward snowden and bradley manning the largest of those demonstrations is taking place in the financial german financial capital of
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frankfurt but as here in berlin as well as many other cities around the country marches are taking place to show their support for the the two whistleblowers and to show their anger at the way that not only the united states government has been spying into their private lives they're in mails their phone calls their social networking sites and allies but the way in which the german government appears to have been well not just complicit but an active partner in taking part in not spying it's turned out that germany being one of the the most watched countries by the n.s.a. prism operation over five hundred million data connections were intercepted from germany every month and that's according to some of the the leaked memos that were put forward by edward snowden now those people who have come out here in berlin told me exactly why they want to show their support for edward snowden and other whistleblowers and why they're angry at the german government. i'm very unhappy i'm
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coming and we have a constitution and laws in this country the german government isn't interested in not holding their own situation the way germany is led by the us and spying makes me want to puke. and my country agree with this process my private life is important to me is something sacred that should be protected and. it's only through what snowden and manning are going through they're being treated as criminals for exposing the real crimes of the military and security services. it's outrageous that the german government refuses to do anything to protect its own people's privacy. while holding banners saying yes we scan a parody of the a bomb as election speech for his first term of yes we can they're angry at what they say is being let down by not only their own government but the infringement by the united states is government into their privacy they want to be
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left alone they say and they're saying as well today that they're all edward snowden's they're all bradley manning's and that's why they're standing together across germany. you know all over that you want inquiry into the use of chemical weapons in syria's got off the ground as investigators in damascus officials finally try to reach an agreement the stalled as the u.n. demanded full access to syrian facilities which the authorities have denied another breakthrough has been reached in new york to a key rebel groups now agreed to take part in a peace conference to try and resolve the two years war in syria of to meeting with security council members but it's not important explains next there are conditions attached. and what those preconditions are it's hard to detect it seems as though they want to make sure that syrian president bashar al assad has no authority following the to the to the meeting and another precondition possibly is that once the transitional government is established that that transitional government would
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have full authority over the security in the military in syria there's a lot of back and forth with the wording with the russian ambassador to the u.n. really underscored here is that all this talk of prevent the geneva two meeting from actually moving forward in taking place they were mentioning among other things that they needed more weapons etc etc so some other remarks that were making sort of leading in the direction of further for the conflict for the conflict which . with no obvious end in sight there's no secret that the syrian opposition would like to receive the weapons in arms in military aid that the obama administration recently promised to provide to the rebels fighting against syrian president bashar al assad it is clearly you know soon that the delegation representing the syrian opposition is here in new york discussed that issue with u.s. secretary of state john kerry now before they begin their bilateral meeting on thursday secretary kerry said that there could be no military solution to the
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syrian crisis only a political solution but if that is the case many ask why would washington the shipping more weapons and arms. to a country that is in the midst of a civil war that is now reaching two and a half years so we have this meeting taking place and a lot of talk but it seems as though the positions still remain and there has been no date yet set for this geneva two meeting that is coworker nies co-sponsored by russia and the u.s. and it will compare the usual told us the west and back to terms to topple the assad regime only stir up a hornet's nest in syria rendering peace efforts useless. the united states and the united kingdom france other western nations have really made clear that they will only accept the fall of the side and despite the fact that they continually try to say that they're for peace negotiations it seems at every turn whether it's sending arms to the rebels whether it's sending them quote unquote non-lethal aid money in general supporting the gulf countries that are also supporting them that really all
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of the talk about peace is disingenuous and unlike russia and other countries they seem very. determined to push forward the syrian rebels as the new leadership of the country regardless of the situation on the ground when the russian the united states where originally trying to promote the geneva two conference we saw that the syrian rebels essentially said that they had no intention of negotiating until the situation on the ground changed that is and so they gain the military upper hand so from their perspective they seem only willing to negotiate if the military situation allows them to have the upper hand in negotiations but if they seem to be losing the war if it seems that support for them inside of the country is dropping all of a sudden they have no desire to negotiate and they only want to continue to push war which is the subtext of this entire meeting where on the sidelines they have been pushing for more and more military aid from the united states and for it to come significantly quicker coming up on house of cards this well and truly tumble down america's not just side the fruitcakes in washington on the run for five years
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five a charge with spiting hundreds of millions of dollars from people but it's something great. on the money with the business of russia. right to see. her straight. and i think the church. doors.
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sometimes you see a story and it seems so. you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realized everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm tom harpur welcome to the big picture. america's largest fraud scheme and he has five people have been charged with stealing more than three hundred million dollars by siphoning people's credit cards that are face trial and could spend decades in jail if convicted. the story. we had five guys four russian nationals and one ukrainian man who over the course of around seven years were able to penetrate a number of the networks of leading financial institutions banks all sorts of
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systems where very important information was being stored and over the course of several years those men broke into the databases allegedly took at sensitive information and in the end u.s. prosecutors now say that those five men were able to compromise roughly one hundred sixty million credit cards causing upwards of three hundred million dollars of damage they were able to elude authorities for around seven or eight years now but actually masterminding this operation itself took a lot of very careful planning now all of the five men that are believed involved in this each one kind of had a separate little niche that they would specialize in for instance were experts when it came to penetrating computer networks others would go into these networks after they were compromised in mind for data even more would build up a very very sophisticated internet network to be able to communicate anonymously so by having different specialists in different sectors they are all able to put the pieces together and cause millions of dollars hundreds of millions of dollars worth
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of damage and affect people around the globe two of them were arrested one of them has since been extradited from the netherlands the other one is awaiting extradition and three of them are at large so once they are brought to the u.s. and tried at the could be looking at likely decades in prison. that was unsealed thursday this week it all stems from a previous investigation that began a few years ago and did with the conviction of an american computer hacker who is currently serving several decades behind prison for a similar crime. underwood's of outrage protesters have been wreaking havoc in brazil is major cities ransacking banks and setting cars alight the country witnessing chaos on the streets for almost two months now as people have been expressing their anger over the cost of the twenty forty football world cup but the local journalists running cavell explained how events have been unfolding there. if you were three your friends should be the maximum of five hundred people you meet each mostly peaceful with cept one of last night protests that could make here in
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this city your cell phone there was wired to wyoming actions of these protests starting can be very shall be international events like this one where we have patients that all the world is focused on result to be more straight to the sex fractured with both these things in the federal government i have and also broke out since the beginning and i could notice that he never your friend there were a small group of damn busy fruiting if you traded there in not taking away some of the credibility of the bass and merger they don't want their voices to be heard by the don't worry i suspect that after the result of the op and we've not. been taking place in brazil these protests the crease in the next few weeks and please this is what they're. hoping but i can assure you we greeks once again when brazil will host the soccer world cup berth you have to spend forty four days
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we need to be i'm going to hold the soccer world cup germany to you over ten billion dollars again spending twenty eight be bought and sold those peoples those people there on the street right now believe that they have been no reason to croak the congress and the president trying to make new laws to change some of their ratings in order to request the demands of the people in the street but i don't see it that you know that will happen the next. few weeks or a few months at least until they don't be here we may see some results of those changes and we're going to congress are doing right now we have to wait and see what happens police reportedly arrest in protest of the parliament building in china's he is capital of dispersing them with tear gas earlier on saturday tens of thousands of people flooded the streets of tunis for the funeral of muhammad he was a key secular opposition figure who was assassinated and son is home on thursday political on this professor wretched khalifa from tunis university claims the
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government often flirts with terrorists instead of keeping them a bay. they said it belonged to a certain group you know in. cheri and sarah sherry yeah but you know we know that this group of course is is a terrorist group but i don't think the government is doing anything basically to. stop that and i would say at one point even they flirted with this group the government is run by because there was a party and i think the islamists it's not you are listening to the people it's not listening in to the opposition parties or the opposition parties so i think the rift is why did they get some kind of myopia is there some kind if you know like this. and you know it's you know the pulse of the street and i think this you know you know the situation. that we have today which is really explosive device. presidential candidate who said molly finish campaigning ahead of sunday's poll the electoral commission says it's concerned though the ballot could be marred by low
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turnout critics say technical difficulties could also plague the vote now the use insisting that election must go ahead though in order for billions of dollars worth of aid to start flowing to mali let's talk probably only as a kiwi's editor of the blog pan-african newswire hi there mollie really in a state to hold elections is it ready for them despite what the e.u. wants. i believe these elections were rushed they were done lightly at the aegis of france as well as the economic community of west african states the united nations as well which is bringing in its peacekeeping force also pushing for elections they want a so-called government in kabul the capital so that they can continue on with their peacekeeping operations i think there's tremendous landmines that could result as a result of this election for the simple fact that there are so many people outside the country as well as internally displaced persons it's going to be very difficult
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to have a huge turnout and also the lack of resources as well and there's still a lot of conflict going on inside the country so will the vote be credible given everything you've said will a vote be credible at the end of the day. it depends credible by who inside the country will probably lack a great degree of credibility i am certain that the united nations are will put its stamp of approval on the elections perhaps the economic community of west african states but it remains to be seen exactly how much credibility is going to happen the country there is twenty seven candidates contending the first round of the elections twenty seven twenty six men one woman four of the people involved are former prime ministers are able he mumbled a car shake. our both the debate and money sancho all have been involved at a high level in mali and politics but there still conflict going on in fact just
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a few days ago there were conflicts between the separatists in maryland and away and other forces inside the country we can only hope that it won't result in increasing tensions as well as conflict given the background that you've just highlighted that you think the e.u. is right to insist that this must go ahead in order for that aid to start flowing i think it's an incentive in that regard france of course which carries a lot of weight and sat here opinion is looking for a mechanism to exit mali they intervened january of this year they had approximately six thousand troops on the ground and sadly country now there are about four thousand french troops they feel that this election can present some type of credibility for the incoming government as well as a united nations presence then they can accelerate the exit from the country they still plan on having some one thousand french forces even by the end of the twenty
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thirteen so it remains to be seen whether the situation will stabilize or not exactly avail another question as well you took you mentioned some of the candidates running just now a lot of these guys already serving a high ranking brazil. before so it begs the question with all the trouble the mollies been through lately are they really the right people to bring change and stability that wanted to go forward. and many people inside the country don't feel that that is the case what happened last year was extremely tragic the elected government to do to money to raid was overthrown by us trained. military official captain amadou sanogo and he claimed that he overthrew the government because the government was ineffective in dealing with the twelve rag a separatist movement in the north however after the elected government was overthrown the rebels in the north expanded their influence inside the country which precipitated the french intervention so it really is going to be
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a very difficult situation for any incoming government in mali considering the damage that has been done over the last year and a half i'm briefly thirty seconds if you will your thoughts for the future after this election given the fact that more peacekeepers a jew in the country when's it going to be when ma because she started its own two feet well has to be a method of national reconciliation inside of mali the country has tremendous potential in regard to tourism they have a goal they have uranium as well as all prospects inside the country so it depends upon the various political forces inside of mali they have to resolve the national question which has been haunting them ever since our independence during the one nine hundred sixty s. if these issues can be resolved the country can be put back on a road to prosperity stability as well as development of everything's hitam going to leave it out there i mean as a kiwi thank you. i mean if he gives the mainstream media a bruising and breaking the set next he says right after the break you.
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boy oh boy there are a lot of conspiracy theories out there from mysterious extra planets drip killian creatures living among us but there also may conspiracy theories that are very plausible and some that are well actually true one that i've heard for a long time is that they are specifically trying to fill the police with dimwits to abuse the american people which is silly right right well according to a.b.c. news a discrimination lawsuit revealed that robert jordan was denied the chance to become a new london police officer because he was too smart his entrance exam score was
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a thirty three which is an i.q. of one hundred twenty five and it was just too high to allow him to defend the public good that police department only accepts candidates who have scores from twenty to twenty seven the logic is that people who are too smart get bored as policeman and they're more likely to quit after years of costly training. yeah this is proof of a conspiracy theory well the lowest score they accept is still around an average i.q. so that doesn't mean they're specifically trying to fill the place with subpar people but it does seem really weird to fear people with high i.q.'s entering the police force this case to have a confirms nor denies the conspiracy theory but it's definitely food for thought and does a kind of not make sense to discriminate against anyone ever for having a high i.q. i don't know but that's just my opinion.


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