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the u.s. whistleblower bradley manning will soon hear his sentence he could face life in prison if found guilty of aiding the enemy. all talk as israeli palestinian negotiations resume after years of failed efforts we take a look at the roots of the deadlock. and a slowdown in china as the world's second largest economy posts modest growth figures we find out whether those predicting a major financial dip are justified. here you're watching our team or get to our breaking news story right here on r t a
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series of explosions at a propane gas plant in the united states in the state of florida and these are live pictures you're seeing from the scene of that incident into virus ten out of the twenty four workers who were on the night shift there are reported missing after the blast blew the roof off of a building police say they're expecting fatalities but cannot confirm the exact number at the moment now evacuation orders have been put in place for the residents living within one mile of the print more of the story details come in later this hour. a military judge is such a deliver the verdict on a u.s. army whistleblower bradley manning later today on tuesday that he could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted of aiding the enemy and his defense meanwhile argues that manning had leaked the classified documents because he wanted to expose war crimes but when it comes to the press coverage of the case in the united states innocent until proven guilty apply or he's going to explain. guilty before trial much of the u.s.
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media together with the government have all but convicted bradley manning look at simple if many did what he did they ought to try him and they ought to put his ass for fight him up because he should be fun as to the fullest extent possible and what is that. you think he should be killed yes. by from prison here he jeopardized he jeopardized national security that. we broke the law the president after all the commander in chief called him guilty before he years before he was on trial that's under command influence to the judge in this trial who is a military officer in thousands of leaked documents bradley manning has exposed many aspects of u.s. foreign policy through his world logs the public has learned about war crimes committed by the u.s. in iraq and afghanistan perhaps best illustrated by the leaked collateral murder video this classified footage showed the ease with which the crew of a u.s. apache helicopter killed civilians in iraq with the protesting support of bradley
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manning throughout the country you come across demonstrations of supporting places like this restaurant slash bookstore and watching people and their supporters not so much for many visiting to be drawn back to of course but more importantly for the public's right to know. but manning supporters are in the minority poll show that the majority of americans consider manning a traitor who cares whether the army killed some innocent people or not over in iraq we you know we don't want to we don't want to be a part of that we're very uncomfortable so if it's a complex issue and it's uncomfortable americans generally will pull back from it and it allows the media to fill that gap and portray bradley manning as a traitor it's been all too easy to label bradley manning a traitor perhaps because his revelations had to do with the u.s. government's wrongdoings abroad. polls show that americans are more sympathetic to snowden perhaps because these revelations are about their rights their civil
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liberties so they care more when some iraqis rights they apparently care less some argue that politics and timing have also played a role in the media coverage of bradley manning's case this it happened during the war and he was. the least got the stuff out scooped all these major media outlets right as the bush administration was ending and the war was still an issue and something that was wrong the american psyche might be something different but we're short attention span people so three four five years later he's a traitor three four five years ago he might have been a hero the main narrative that the us government has pushed forward and he was effectively delivered by the us media was that many revelations have endangered us national security but the conversation that's been avoided is that perhaps the government's killing of civilians with drones and otherwise has generated more enemies with the united states then greatly manning's revelations in washington i'm
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going to check on. the manning was responsible for the largest leak of classified documents in u.s. history let's take a look at how that exposure of more than seven thousand seven hundred thousand cables came about bradley manning had joined the army back in two thousand and seven he was later redeployed to iraq in two thousand and nine his leaked collateral murder video was released by wiki leaks showing u.s. forces killing civilians in iraq there's that video right there he later told a hacker about his leaks who gave the chat logs to the government as a result manning was arrested and charged the afghan war diary was released with manning moved to solitary confinement in the u.s. more revelations about the iraq war and a series of u.s. diplomatic cables that followed in march the extent of the charges were actually revealed wiki leaks have released documents about guantanamo bay prisoners now all of these rebel. had earned manning a nobel peace prize nomination meanwhile the court martial proceedings against him began shortly after that with the u.n.
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saying that he was subject to excessive isolation and cruel treatment during his detention a judge did not allow the u.n. torture inspector however to testify now more information about manning's treatment later in march the high profile trial finally got underway in fort meade maryland which is more important iowa wants to find out how americans feel about manning and what he did at fort meade maryland is where bradley manning learns his fate but new york city is where we are giving citizens the opportunity to weigh in on his story you see we set up an open mike and in the four hours it's been available we've only found four people who know who bradley manning is three only willing to comment about the circumstances surrounding the former army intelligence analyst that downloaded and leaked hundreds of thousands of u.s. classified documents i don't quite know what anime we were aiding he was aiding
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and was in the espionage. no because he didn't give it to a foreign government he made it public so i don't really believe that the charges fit what he did he released this information to the american people who the army and all the government claim to represent releasing information to the general public is consider releasing it to the do the enemy. of the state then i guess in some ways they consider the disability and the enemies of the state his intentions were. worth to kind of be some type of hero to the american people so i think intentionally he wasn't trying to aid the enemy we all claim to appreciate our servicemen but i think we should also appreciate the servicemen that will are sometimes willing to break the chain of command to do what's right for the people who are there claiming to fight for and we do i respect that and i really would be appreciated while opinions surrounding bradley manning's actions do differ nearly
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everyone agrees that he has sacrificed his own life in order to bring information to the public that they otherwise might never have known reporting from new york greenup or not our team. well manning has already prepped pled guilty to ten lesser charges related to giving secret documents to wiki leaks the prosecution says that it was done with malicious intent and that it gravely harm to u.s. national security but denver next who has written a book about manning says that there is no evidence of that there's no hard evidence that i've ever seen that american lives were lost to a direct result of the bradley manning late there's no question that the army is overcharging this case that he does not deserve to be you know executed or stay there as the rest of his life in prison bradley manning has offered to plead guilty basically to ten lesser charges that would lead him in prison for twenty years so that by the time he got out he would have spent almost
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a half of his life in prison it would have been a prison almost for as long as he's been alive. today now do stay with us here in our team will be covering the results of the trial and we'll be airing the the results in fact of the court verdict which should be announced for you at about seven eighteen hundred g.m.t. . eight hundred thirty even. israel and the palestinians are holding a new round of peace talks in the united states reviving negotiations that have been stalled for almost three years now having a long and disappointing history there's already growing skepticism over whether the sides could actually reach a compromise on some of the most intractable issues the united states is seeking to broker an agreement on the so-called two state solution under the proposal israel would exist peacefully alongside
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a new palestinian state created in the west bank and the gaza strip lands occupied by the israelis since the one nine hundred sixty seven war the major issues that need to be resolved to begin an end to more than six decades of conflict in the borders the future of jewish settlements the fate of palestinian refugees and the status of jerusalem and what's been called a goodwill gesture of israel has agreed to release one hundred four palestinian prisoners but many critics say that the two sides are no closer to a solution party's policy or reports from a divided palestinian city where the conflict is rooted. hebron to israeli settlers seen through the barbed wire that protect yourself a she's home his is the only outhouse left in the tell the maid a neighborhood in the center of ancient hebron. she lives on one side of the street across from him his secular neighbors who he watches only through this video camera
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afraid of what would happen if he didn't this you are right go away go where you. did you see what you did you are and your daughters are to russia is a boy who she's daughter she's afraid to visit her father because the settlers throw stones and eggs at her and her children are. getting worse my mother was perske of birth we call the ambulance but these are very army did not give permission for them to get close to the house so my father and my brothers carried my mother out on the chair she gave birth in the chair and the newborn baby died but it's not only ambulances who refused permission to drive down this road no palestinian is allowed to use a vehicle here seventy eight year old boy a she has no choice he spends hours each day walking these well trodden stones to fetch groceries gas or to go to the mosque because of what had you are but it was
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really say they closed the road because they were afraid somebody would smuggle bombs i also know how we were supposed to get to our house and they said you can buy a donkey so i told them people are flown to the moon and you want me to buy a donkey or you go home by car. palestinians in hebron are no strangers to road blocks here in hebron the streets are a maze if you're palestinian there are some streets palestinians can't use at all others they can walk on but not drive and still others they can access only with a permit it's to make sure the seven hundred israelis who live among two hundred thousand palestinians in hebron can move around safely although here brown is the second oldest and largest palestinian city it's also the second most holy site to jews after the western wall produce the first true serial of israel this is the very roots not only of judaism but of one of the ism. just down the road it's the second holiest site of the jewish people in all the world and only since we've come
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to arc with everybody who wants access to that holy sorry. if able to go and worship there these radios justify the road closures arguing they protect the settlers who live here but palestinians say it's often done for no other reason than to make their lives difficult. often soldiers prevent me from crossing for no reason it depends on their mood whenever they feel like it they refuses permission . all of abu ayyub she's arab neighbors have left this part of hebron the city has made their lives a living hell but he says he's taking a stand one step at a time. r.t. hebron. in its pressure for israeli palestinian peace talks washington has left hamas out of the score the palestinian militant group has governed partly the gaza strip since it was voted into power back in two thousand and seven but it has also been classified by some countries as a terrorist organization. saying from the hamas interior ministry says that leaving
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the group out of the talks is a serious mistake. actually this is a new call for the policy an israeli negotiation is coming from the american administration so they can want to make some. in this special that mr obama didn't do anything in this case it during the last period the negotiation will fade especially that israelis will give nothing for the palestinians and the only thing they're looking for to their security. and my sort of my eyes and. actually is not. given the right to from the palestinian to negotiate and to give a glance and. the scene in constant cases now we have here at r t always want to know what you think about the israel palestinian talks so happy or say online at r.t. dot com some of you have cast a ballot so let's take a look at how you've been voting so far now most of you ninety percent there in the
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blue are not up to mystic you believe that the new round of talks will effectively prove fruitless about four percent right there in a purple believe that the talks will offer enough go to well for further talks and the votes were later split between those who think you'll actually forge a path towards a pasta and state and those of you who think that the rollback of israeli settlements will happen so we do want to know what you think it's not to late to cast a ballot at r.t. dot com coming up drones and polling politics in the run up to the presidential election and airstrikes by the west keep in pakistan on edge with counter drawn topics just as important as economics in the political race. technology innovation all the developments around. the future
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go back to our breaking news story a series of blasts at a propane gas plant in the u.s. state of florida the live pictures that you're seeing right now is showing what's happening in the city of to virus at the moment ten out of the twenty four workers who were on the night shift are missing the explosions have apparently blown the roof off of the building police do say that they are expecting fatalities but can't confirm the exact number although we are hearing that at least six injured two critically unaccounted for evacuation orders have been put in place for residents living within one mile of the plant one witness had said that hundreds of thousands are evacuating and traffic is gridlocked more on the story as we get developments later in the day. after decades of a rapid development china the world's second largest economy appears to be slowing down now it had been expanding furiously since one thousand nine hundred boasting an annual rate of around ten percent but its latest performance is
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a little bit less seven at. point five percent now that has set some economists to forecast a grim future saying that china's growth may dip to as low as three percent in the coming years big banks like barclays and society in general are sounding the alarm over the slowdown which is also complicating global recovery recovery part of the efforts however if we consider that parts of europe are dealing with lots or even negative growth for china the fuss over china may be overblown business correspondent katie pilbeam explains. fact is china despite enjoying phenomenal growth over the last three decades is not in need to the overall global slowdown and as an economy reliant on external investment and demand the cracks are beginning to show as it currently stands the chinese economy is expected to grow at a modest seven point five percent by their standards having enjoyed a nearly ten percent average growth for the past thirty years at some point five percent is certainly not a disaster this to the whole of switzerland's economy one of the world's theists countries in europe so if china's growth was to stay this rate the country would be
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adding the whole of the swiss economy to its balance sheet every year but nevertheless the economy is slowing so what is being done to get the chinese economy to accelerate a bit more and avoid the three percent scenario will happen sometimes whispers that the government is trying to implement a huge us spending package to boost the country's growth speciality on you run away as an infrastructure the government also intends to dig itself out of debt most of the country's risk comes from having high desson bad loans but of all of this sounds bad is nothing compared to the situation in europe where the euro area is expected to contracts they have in the us growth is expected to reach just below two percent and china's fellow emerging markets are expected to go five percent this year the fact remains that while time is some point five percent growth may be ruffling a few feathers most of europe can only dream of being able to fly high dr thorson
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pat burke from peking university says that the contraction predicted by barclays is unlikely. i think this this is not realistic at all like this is. seven point five percent is still a healthy growth and it's actually desired by the government to reduce the overheating economy and the secret ma lies in domestic consumerism and the spend it or mystic spending has to go up the government announced three major. stimulus now and they want to reduce it taxes for small businesses and then not on the export they want to balance their currency a little bit so that export is still working explore and they want to set up the rain wind farms this is a kind of seamy prevent terror that isn't off the railway system. and beijing has been pouring cash into the ailing infrastructure of the debt ridden greece making it a gateway for investment and trade between china and europe on top of that china's apparently become a priority market for the great food business parties bigger piskun of has more on
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that. this is not the set of a movie about the post-apocalyptic world but the old international airport of athens this is what six years of recession twenty seven percent of unemployment and billions of euro in debt look like this important very will be the perfect reflection of the greek economy and since its creditors or the troika demand that greece of reserves nearly seventy billion dollars by the year twenty twenty two it has to sell off its state assets and here is where the chinese come in beijing is only planning to purchase this whole abandoned facility but is also looking at leasing the current working international airport it's also attracted other countries like russia and the u.s. but there is a great chance that that deal me also will go to china back in two thousand and nine china's costco's the shipping company you least half of greece's largest happens for thirty five years and local authorities say it's completely revitalized it's a win win situation great business for costco and millions of euro in tax revenues
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for greece in fact things have been going so well athens is now considering leasing the second half of the port beijing is once again interested pledging to turn it into the number one seed in the mediterranean from here chinese products are put on trains and then distributed throughout the e.u. so there are no prizes for guessing who wants to snap up the greek railways as well but this chinese takeaway doesn't end all the infrastructure greek food products or virgin all of all to be exact or stirring up an appetite in china last year the country became reeses number four export market and officials here say they used to think was a long term priority announced top of the list so as the troika slams greece with various austerity measures and demands a new job cuts and the reduction of salaries china is storming in on a white children for springing big business beijing instead is considering covering some of that which is great news and a great opportunity for the greek economy and given that many other southern e.u.
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countries are also embarrassed. it's china would just be flexing its muscles you go to school of athens pakistan has just gone through its first ever democratic transfer of power but it's not over yet the country's parliament is now set to choose a replacement for the outgoing president. and with an anti drone group promising were prized the tox for each u.s. strike defense analyst says that if the new leader wants to rebuild the country he has to start by stopping the on land attacks. but the current government it ought to priority areas for state highlighted for their term in office one is the energy of the interview or the economic development of pox on second is the security situation in the country and the security situation in the country is directly linked to the war against terrorism and the role of box on the speed of stability in afghanistan and most importantly getting rid of the drawings in pakistan's entire population which is made hostage to the drone attacks has got no recourse to
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any kind of response from these drone attacks and they are illegal they have no basis in fact that the united states is carrying out these operations and has been carrying out these operations under the cia it gives them no legal recourse to actually carry them out in pakistan either and according to the pakistani national domestic law or as for the international drones in effect actually helping in stopping or winning the winds or the hearts of the people but in in effect are actually bringing the people to from whom you want to secure them from the acts of terrorism or you from the threat of terrorism actually sliding over in terms of their empathy going to what service groups because they believe that they are the ones fighting with them and that's the dangerous thing that's the thing which you want to stop any counterterrorism strategy that the masses should stand with the state of rather than with the the terrorist groups. and violence in that country continues taliban militants had led a massive assault on the prison to free some of their top leaders in the northwest part of pakistan officials had said that more than two hundred forty prisoners
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escaped during that attack which was coordinated by more than one hundred men as well as a squad of suicide bombers the fight went on for over three hours forcing prison officials to call in the army for backup. in other world news a driver's body has been recovered from the wreckage left by a commuter train collision in switzerland thirty five people were injured after two trains smashed into each other head on just south of burn on monday evening investigators are still trying to find out the cause of that accident. authorities in thailand have closed the coastal area on a popular tourist island after streaks of crude oil contaminated the shore about fifty tons spilled into the sea off province on saturday morning after a leak had sprung in a pipeline that was operated by a subsidiary of a state owned gas company more than three hundred workers have been deployed to clean up the oil the nearby area has been declared
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a disaster zone. and back to our breaking news story a series of blasts at a propane gas plant in the u.s. state of florida that is what's happening in tavares ten out of the twenty four workers were on the night shift are missing the explosions had apparently blown the roof off of the building police say that they are expecting fatalities although we are hearing that at least six are injured two critically ten unaccounted for as i said now evacuation orders have been put in place for residents living within one mile of the plant one witness said that hundreds of thousands are evacuating the traffic as were blocked more on this developing story next hour. do stay with us so the documentary is coming up next.
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i've got a big question for you how stupid good stupid terrorist paradorn to get according to for progressives dot com the texas. department of public safety demanded that any women entering the state senate hand over any tampons or pads before entering wow so why would they do this are they really that scared that some terrorists are playing a sneak a bomb into the place at any cost according to news at yahoo dot com the official reason is that they're afraid of people using projectiles as a form of protest against a law that would really restrict abortions oh well no i kind of see where you abortion is an issue that people really get furious over now it kind of all makes sense but wait wait wait wait what's that they're afraid of projectiles but people with guns were allowed to take them into the senate are you kidding me i think the second amendment does a lot more good than harm by i think it goes without saying that for women to concealed carry their hygiene items they should need
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a permit or permission from anyone but that's just my opinion. in the pool kairos this ten year old meena likes to escape from his tiny apartment
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on the rooftops there you can see the crosses on top of the local church where policemen enjoy the intensity heat next to the entrance it's unlikely that mina realizes his father knows a humble government employee was killed. on this very roof. the sniper's bullet caught him in the chest on that april night of twenty thirty minutes father was one of six christians who died in sectarian violence. we were sitting here all together or one dad went up to the roof to check on the church and he wanted to know what was going on there and if he had to go and defend it or moderate then he went up there twice the third time he left he didn't come back here. he was brought back and lie down here.

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