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revolt video for your media project that's really your guard r t v dot com. the russian president warns against bypassing the u.n. to strike at syria putin said ignoring the security council and the beginning and the target would be an act of aggression the full details of putin's wide ranging interview for. french lawmakers gather to debate taking action on syria as the country's president claims is the only one to give orders and is determined to strike but only if washington decides to. and also this hour the u.k.'s press freedom watch dog confronts the government over its strong arm tactics against whistleblowers saying it's abused and to terror rules to markets.
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and you saw russia and around the world this is the with me our thanks for joining us president putin has warned against a military attack on syria with the u.n. security council's approval the russian leaders said punitive measures can take place only under international authorization and of the solid evidence regime gassed civilians thomas has the details of the interview gave to their so say to the press and russia's channel one. he warned against western intervention in syria saying that it is just generally a bad idea for unilateral action he also said if the united states has proof that the assad regime used chemical weapons that they need to have it over to the u.n. security council so that a proper appropriate legal decision can be made let's take a listen russia will be ready to take action if we have exact and unbiased
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information about who committed these crimes and what weapons we used we will take a principled stand as we firmly believe the use of weapons of mass destruction is a crime but we think we should at least wait for the u.n. inspectors to give their report. speaking about the now famous video that has made its circulation around you tube showing the horrific images of children having been killed allegedly from a chemical weapons a strike he said this is a tragedy it is for rick but it does raise a lot of questions in fact it doesn't show how they were killed or who did the killing. certainly those pictures of the children are just hideous but they don't prove anyone's guilt even in the u.s. some experts think the evidence presented by the administration is not compelling it's possible that the opposition staged a provocation in order to give the patrons an excuse for military intervention but there is also another question if there is evidence that it's the militants that
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have been using w m d what will the u.s. do to them what will the sponsors do will they stop supplying weapons will they start hostilities against militants. sitting in the well much has been made about the relationship between president obama and the u.s. and blood than we had protests saying that they have a rivalry of sorts but downplayed this saying that they both have a lot of common goals in fact iran the economy north korea and that president obama is a frank and direct negotiating partner but certainly edward snowden is a big source of contention at least in the eyes of the media between relations between russia and the united states it was revealed that snowden came up to russian officials in hong kong at that time the president asked what this was all about edward snowden revealed himself as a human rights crusader president vladimir putin said that snowden is welcome to
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come to russia but if he does so he would have to stop any actions and all actions that could harm u.s. interests and russian u.s. relations at that point snowden walked out but on the subject of how snowden eventually ended up in russia. this is what the president had to say about that so to speak and then snowden was on route to latin america via russia and what happened next there was a leak i hope i don't offend u.s. security agencies and diplomats so they could have handled this issue in a professional way instead of allowing him to enter a country where it would be easy for them to get him they intimidated everybody latin america european countries everybody and as a result naturally he stayed at our airport and became stranded in russia. and so optimism from the president about relations between the united states and russia continuing to grow although there have been tensions he is sure that the g.
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twenty is a good chance for those ties to be mended meanwhile the man who made snowden's leaks possible is offered police protection in brazil that the u.k. government can still widely information gathered by the n.s.a. leaker sparks outrage among the oppressed freedom watchdogs that's coming your way later this hour. support for a strike on syria seems to be growing among top u.s. lawmakers the foreign relations committee agreed on a resolution which gives president obama a ninety day window for military action but by those american boots on the ground the panel will vote on the drive document later on wednesday the government's push for an attack was advocated by the u.s. secretary of state and the defense chief they reiterated washington's conviction the assad regime was behind a recent chemical attack near damascus despite the fact that u.n. inspectors have still not present presenters their conclusions i should say he is
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going to check out looks now at the case that's been made before the panel. the blocks upon which john kerry built the administration's case for an attack on syria included we fear mongering and it was this part which reminded many of the mushroom cloud fears that the bush administration stoked in the run up to the iraq invasion take a listen if the congress decides not to do this it is a guarantee whether it is with us in syria or nuclear weapons in iran or nuclear weapons in north korea we will have invited. a for certain confrontation at some point in time that we require you to make a choice that will be even worse for mitigating the consequences of a military action against syria was also part of secretary kerry's presentation to a question on whether u.s. strikes will end up emboldening extremists in syria as john kerry and swords know
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they will not according to secretary kerry it is limited and syria will not benefit from u.s. strikes although reports on the ground and a great many experts suggest the opposite the other premise that the administration put forward is that there is no other option but to bomb syria here's how secretary kerry explained he was readiness to bypass the u.n. security council break international law and attack syria at the u.n. we saw a condemnation of a chemical attack without blame without citing. without saying who was responsible simply a condemnation of a chemical attack and the russians blocked it and this was one of many discrepancies in secretary kerry's remarks in fact russia has blocked only those resolutions that attributed blame to the assad government alone without a credible u.n. investigation what john kerry did not mention is that the u.s. has done everything possible so that the u.n. investigative team would not have the mandate to determine who is to blame for the
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attacks in syria so now we're left with the intelligence assessment of the u.s. government and that of some of its allies u.s. officials say the republic will not see the classified evidence upon which they've built their case many members of congress even those who have not seen the classified evidence have indicated that they are ready to authorize the attack on syria. french meeting today to debate whether the country should take part in action against assad on there's going to be no vote on them ah so they start time as french president of france so on on to the sez he alone has the power to order on a time despite polls suggesting people want paula meant to have it say only cheri. there has been looking at the french perspectives the french president francois a lot is constitutionally able to order over the top without a parliamentary approval professor along has been under a lot of pressure from opposition to to put this issue to a vote with the opposition and also pointed out that a lot is that they want to quote humiliating position of having to wait for what
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the u.s. says before acting i was spokesman from a long office said that the president hasn't yet decided whether or not to ask for a vote along said so that france will not go it alone and we'll wait for the outcome of the u.s. congressional vote on all of this comes on the back the report for example to parliament by the prime minister regarding the chemical attack near damascus last march which they say is responsible for two hundred eighty one deaths of the report says though that quote it could not have been ordered or carried out by anyone other than the syrian government now the president of syria bashar al assad in the meantime had given an interview to french newspaper le figaro and we want that should there be a takeo and extremism would ensue and he also said there's a risk of a regional group and one that france would become an enemy of the syrian state should they go ahead with this attack and we spoke earlier with a french senator to discuss francis' downs on a military intervention in syria the french intelligence has said that they presented proof and they found that assad is guilty of this chemical attack i think
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we must be very cautious and we must wait for. the decision of united nations experts because remember in two thousand and three the prudes were forged. and it was a disaster for and for the world economy as far as public opinion polls that one of the recent poll say that a fifty nine percent of the french are against a military intervention in syria by the government reporting from paris and test ourselves yeah. i'm a p i'm president of the e.u. security and defense subcommittee are not done john believes all land should lead the palm and decide that he was getting us in the current situation there are too many parameters too many conditions. that are not met yet so i think it would be wise for for so long to try to have a foolish utility even if he goes for
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a military option. i think for so long should go for a vote. opposition is almost united on that and even within the socialist party the ruling party you have more and more voices calling for a vote because of the necessary legitimacy to take circuit such an action we are not there yet there will be for us to debate. the president does not rule out of the option you have not closed the door on this. option we have some time still to debate and then you see after reviewing what we do in front. assume ahead for you hail and i'll see lebanon's tower a mob which help locals avoid violence and crime by putting the dangerous areas on the map in a bid to improve security much more in a couple of minutes. you
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know 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 realize that everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm tom harpur welcome to the big picture. of. the world with. technology innovation all the lives developments from around russia we've dumped those huge you're covered. speak your language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's all here on. reporting from the world talks of the r.p. interview intriguing story to tell you.
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the arabic to find out because it's arabic t.v. . here watching us here welcome back brazilian lawmakers have offered police protection to the british guardian newspaper journalist glenn greenwald who helped and lead the n.s.a. secrets the call came up to recent revelations that they washington has been spying even on brazil president and that press freedom group has confronted the u.k. government over its attempts to curb stomp those who are trying to raise their voice ok sapphire's has looked at the fight to report the train news in britain an active intimidation that could have a chilling effect on press freedom in the u.k. and beyond not quite what you'd normally expect from a letter to the prime minister about press freedom in the but those strong words
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coming from the world association of newspapers you organization felt compelled to write after the guardian newspaper was forced by british security services to destroy information received from n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden and then the partner of one of its journalists suspected of carrying information the government deemed sensitive to national security was placed in detention apollo reichl at heathrow airport david miranda a partner of guardian journalist glenn greenwald was held the nine hours is the maximum time a person can be held using laws designed to catch terrorists you know one of the reason why we're so concerned. when i look at the work chris freedom department does which is which has a global reach one of the issues that we have because the united kingdom is saying as a bastion of purse freedom with a very strong record on ensuring that it. can rock the news and
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so so for grabs it does appear that the press freedom situation in the united kingdom is sliding and this great concern is twenty thirteen freedom of speech seen here reporters without borders gives the u.k. a satisfactory situation rating but for freedom of the press britain slips for nineteenth in two thousand and ten to its current ranking of twenty ninth many are concerned that shuttle seven of the terrorism act the law used to detain miranda is actually being used to stop journalists doing their job of holding people in power to account well other than being used to prevent terrorism should just seven allows police to stop examine and search passengers that travel terminals there's no need for any suspicion that they're linked to terrorism it's a very difficult problem the security services have a difficult job difficult job. the state clearly has
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a duty to protect. those people living. at the same time i think they must recognise the role of the media. right. and you have to have to be in line with the appropriate use the appropriate. response of the government said it's hard to see the copies of the information held by mr snowden could now be held by foreign countries to see mr snowden's travel since leaving. the u.s. and the disclosure of some of that material could put lives at risk well critics of the government's actions have described these as the lowest planes aimed at justifying the blurring of the lines between terrorism and journalism is thought a full hearing into the legality of david maraniss detention and the seizure of
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that data will take place in october but in the meantime expect to see that war of words continue with the u.k. seemingly struggling to strike a balance between national security and press freedom so for. london whistleblower chelsea manning formerly known as bradley uses her legal last resort the private sentenced to thirty five years for the biggest leak of data in u.s. history files a plea for a presidential pardon from obama there's more of the story online. and so welcomes military bands from around the world for an annual music festival with breathtaking performances right in the heart of the russian capital had to out in vision section the most stunning images on the. right street. first street view and i think the trip.
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on our reporters would. be him. bombings and shootings in iraq have left more than twenty people dead many of them women and children who were executed by gunmen just south of the capital this brings the death toll to more than one hundred fifty says the beginning of the month jeff stein the executive intelligence review magazine believes terrorists are thriving on a neighboring crisis. the spillover is enormous and the whole region is facing a grave crisis your rock is in a very fragile situation it borders on syria so you've got. a new iraq forces moving back and forth across their border and of course the fact you're the
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saudis funding the sunni insurgency that's driving iraq into a state internal crisis many of the all. sunni insurgents operating inside you are have now lost over into syria so in a certain way. the violence now picked up tremendously inside iraq is a kind of reverberations back there of the crisis centered in syria. really the. now for some international news and grieve this hour south africa's largest union the actual union of mineworkers have staged a mass try calling for higher wages some eight hundred thousand members have laid down tools the action will cause the industry more than thirteen million dollars daily president zuma earlier pledged to both the union and the mining companies to find a peaceful solution outrageous calls last year when police searching for platinum
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mine is during a strike. ariel castro the man who kidnapped three women and held them captive with his home for more than a decade has died after being found i mean in his prison cell officials are struggling to explain how the incident occurred as the man's been in protective custody with regular checks castro was only caught one one of his victims managed to escape in may this year and alerted police has been sentenced to life imprisonment without parole plus one thousand years. tornado has ripped through the north of japan's capital talk here injuring two men and ripping the roofs of houses local train services were suspended and passengers left stranded after lightning struck causing a power blackout another tornado on monday swept through two regions farther south injuring more than sixty people. terrorist attacks gunfire and constant
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protests have become a part of everyday life in lebanon a country bordering syria but modern technologies are making it easier for locals to navigate themselves around dangerous by pushing the violence on mobile home ups policies in beirut has been testing the truck or. something which is easy for me to spill over the border into neighboring countries which is why i'm here in cities like beirut there are developers and even the kidneys on me that are constantly coming up with new and innovative ways of trying to deal with this great this illusion that bonds warning. one of us. that if we live on real time information being uploaded by users now they'll share information as to where there's a globe where possibly a missile has landed where there is a hotel this is immediately uploaded to a map and shared those extra things to save the page. this is an
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action especially when our country is being bombed as is happening now unless we know where the bombs will fall in the city or wherever and that's very important i think more people should their mood. how the projects in the pipeline include an app that will be able to tell the difference between fireworks which are often used here in celebrations and gunfire not to be outdone liberties on me has also recently announced it's own at the knees this is shield this provides direct communication between the public and maybe the soldiers now they will be able to film the army when ever there is a. vehicle a suspicious object. some kind of potential gunfire but it becomes the dignity that you killed in situations like when the kidnapping one of this is just examples of how countries like me have been on top in these standards in an attempt to try and deal. with even
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a glowing syrian crisis for the cia on scene payments. and up next a special report on the terrible toll miter service takes on young troops near return from the bonds of. the future with economic ups and downs in the finite tolerable months day to learn to deal sang i and the rest because i meet a few will be everything going on to. syria and barack obama's complicated past toward the american administration is
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determined to punish the assad regime's alleged use of chemical weapons other than members of mainstream media many are skeptical of the president's claims and the necessity to attack syria so what is obama's plan and does it make any sense. ok. dave across it while going to have to take and you're all over again it's a little while in the middle of a big day on the virginia shod. page you're all in to just be a probably one of the best there is and it's going to fall for a. picture of time and your island before the channel was good for oh here. we go way up there. as go all. right here are some of it here at stones from the graves that for you this is a fruit that's that's what we don't want to happen to change your all and we want to get something. make sure that we don't go into the chesapeake bay like uppers
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did in other communities. the bible says many times the gold is the father of all forms. i'm sure he told me to set up these children. because i escaped from the orphanage that you know in times he just close i fell nobody needed me that. my fellow pilgrims' pasta. my dad is probably the kindest soul in the world. he can't abandon a child he knows that they wouldn't survive so he injurious to the end any marginal from a dream can be summed up in just
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a few watts russia and the world was no wolf and we don't want any children to wake up in orphanages way firmly believe that the parents out there every child speed up my goals. feel
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. the full load. of love. for it's all about you come back and do this all night and i'm so please find the spot i'm going to do. i were going to pass out that you look up. and i'm not actually going to afghanistan here and you know i got i got that very much time to have fun out here so that's why we try to do it the way you want to go drag i'm sure you meant employed before yes man tire tracks is pretty good nothing bad
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happened when you lose any advice those are good good hopefully this year is the same day things are starting to calm down maybe not so much i can say no but i know how to live now i know exactly everything is now so got some work to be done but i am a coward so i just want to get paid for you know so i get to have her own table for the wife and kid you know. how to. be. three weeks so. it's only forward to your day and now i'll be able to pass my truck down as well so if you and your lack of tears really calls. for. the low of.
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we've got about fifteen or twenty now my phone calls. all within just a minute or two of each other. there's a gun fight and there's a huge gun battle taking place in the courtyard between all the buildings where there's kids and there's people and of course you know lots and lots of folks lived there and it was still in the middle of a. like almost lunchtime. when we found him. he was obviously taking a lot of medication and he had been had a little bit of alcohol. this guy had come back from being in iraq. he had an assault rifle. and he said that he just he just needed to hear he was he was stressed.


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