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was. russia says there's mounting evidence to suggest syrian rebels orchestrated last month's deadly nerve gas attack on the suburbs of damascus. brazil bud's back after learning that america has been spying on her government president dilma rousseff cancels a much anticipated visit to the u.s. angered by washington's of choosing to take action on the issue or even apologize. and to greek public service workers public pressure on the government with a nationwide strike now in his third day as prime minister some are as admits the country may need another six years to mend its failing economy.
good morning we're live from moscow to you it's me to mom would say this is our t. let's take a look at our top story this hour russian officials line damascus to hammer out an action plan for syria's chemical disarmament in line with a deal to avert a u.s. military intervention those threads are full of last month's sarin gas attack of blame by western powers on the assad regime but russia says there is now growing evidence implicating syrian rebels in that war crime let's get the latest from of course want to maria from national who is in damascus maria what's the latest you're hearing from the russian diplomatic team that's over the. yes indeed russia's deputy foreign minister is now in damascus to discuss the deal that moscow and washington agreed on earlier in geneva code into which syria has to destroy or remove its chemical weapons by me two thousand and fourteen and before
and that is maybe even more important hand over the least of its stockpiles with the and week none of these tasks is easy to be accomplished and of course there are still many details that need to be discussed between all the sides involved in this process on exactly how this should be done when they mixed in with the syrian foreign minister russia's diplomat said that the talks were constructive and that damascus understands the importance of this listing and is fully aware of the consequences in case it doesn't do it because it was agreed that if syria fails to comply the deal could be enforced by a u.n. resolution backed by the threat of sanctions or military force that is something of course none of this size warns while this still is very important it became kind of a peaceful alternative to a military response to the use of chemical weapons here in syria backed by america's president barack obama and of course syrian people at least those we have
been able to speak to here in the syrian capital told us that they welcome this deal they welcome these talks between the russian and the syrian side because it became something of for the first in two and a hard years since the beginning of the first haiti and painful conflict here in the country gave them a kind of hope of a peaceful solution to meet this where there was a moment of tension there that russia says there's a mounting case to implicate the rebels in carrying out the syrian attack give us the details on that. well russian officials say they received what syrian government calls the evidence that the radical rebels are behind the deadly chemical attack last month that reportedly killed hundreds of civilians including children and u.n. probe recently confirmed that sarin gas was indeed used here in syria but it didn't
answer the question exactly who was responsible for that although that this is a very important question also allocation from where the rockets were launched was neither pinpointed by u.n. investigators although their findings clearly states that the sarin t. to war has could have been amateur made north affection for jews but despite all this these questions that still remain open in this case u.s. and its allies were very quick to claim that this u.n. report was enough to blame the assad government for this attack last month this is something russia is strongly opposed to on the contrary saying that the reason mounting evidence that they're ready. syrian rebels are behind atrocities in the interview to r.t. russia's deputy foreign minister said he had a quote who is now in damascus said that a un report is one sided and biased let's listen to what exactly he has to say.
or to order you to one. conclusion drawn. or not we are mean for it we. are really going. on but for once we believe this record. of over that amount of information we are probably questions were recorded. for members over the war or we begin talking on what we need to. we're all work. for. glory. year period. before. the syrian government claims that the rebels are
behind the attack last month and that point of view is of course not very popular in the west but although it was shared by some members of the u.s. intelligence community who say that and they warned the white house about that that the right indications that the rebels are behind this attack and also the indications that they received nerve gas from abroad meanwhile unlimited food unconfirmed at the food it appeared online allegedly showing syrian jihad just wearing gas masks and firing rockets and. shells in the middle of the night and this video was set to be short on the twenty first of august the date of that attack that killed many civilians and provoked huge international residents but of course this video is very hard to be very fired and still the raw many questions in this story and this is why more is calling for
a full and complete u.n. investigation in order to determine exactly who was behind who is responsible for the attack here in syria last month. they in the syrian capital giving us that update on the russian diplomatic team that is in syria at the moment pentagon veteran michael maloof is among the group of u.s. intelligence insiders who claim there are strong indicators educations that the rebels carried out the damascus sarin attack he says chemical weapons have been smuggled to al qaeda linked extremists in syria from neighboring turkey. i have. a report from a source who has direct connections with two to classified information it's one one page i mean expecting others it's classified secret no foreign it's from
the n.g.i. sea or the national ground intelligence center the u.s. military did an assessment based upon fifty indicators and clandestine interviews that the sourcing siren originated out of iraq into turkey before some of it was confiscated in may in turkey and that there has actually been a more significant amount of crn production both in iraq and in turkey going to the going to the opposition principally al-qaeda and we've had separate reports now that al qaeda elements are rather significant numbers. and have and now have permeated into the opposition so the ability to be able to. distinguish who gets what and where is going makes it much more problematic for this administration r.t. has requested an official response of from the pentagon on that leaked document but
the department of defense is simply said it refuses to comment on matters of intelligence say with r.t. for the latest on this developing story on air and online. right brazil's president has called off her visit to the u.s. in response to washington's refusal to take action against the n.s.a.'s practices all of this comes after whistleblower edward snowden revealed that the latin american nation is being spied on by americans with personal communications from ordinary citizens and even president dilma rousseff as self being intercepted how does a marina but maya has a story. as the n.s.a. spying scandal continues to undermine america's global standing one u.s. ally is not willing to forgive and forget brazilian president dilma rousseff who has been handled her scheduled visit to the white house next month pulling out of what was supposed to be the first official state visit of u.s.
president barack obama's second term it would have also been the first for a brazilian president in nearly two decades in addition to breaking dates for cilia is also taking steps to divorce itself from the u.s. centric internet while seeking its own sovereignty in cyberspace president rousseff has ordered a series of measures aimed at greater brazilian online independence including storing citizens data locally to protect from n.s.a. snooping according to reports the brazilian government is also planning to lay underwater fiber optic cable directly to europe and also link to all south american nations currently most of brazil's global internet traffic passes through the united states now experts say if other nations follow in brazil's footsteps the us cloud computing industry which stores data remotely could lose tens of billions of dollars in business by two thousand and sixteen brazil's path towards internet
sovereignty follows revelations that the n.s.a. intercepted president rousseff communications hacked into the network of the state owned oil company and spied on brazilians in trusting their personal information to u.s. companies like facebook and google president rousseff says she intends to push for a new international rules on privacy and security in hardware and software next week when all the heads of state gather in new york for the u.n. general assembly on tuesday the brazilian leader is set to open the u.n. g.a. debates and her u.s. counterpart president obama is set to take the stage immediately afterwards reporting from new york marina r.t. . some experts believe the future governance off the world wide web will be shaping a logics and by the events surrounding the n.s.a. scandal. that's a great opportunity not only for brazil but for many countries to really take a stand on internet governance and really try to understand how the future of the
internet and communications as a whole will wind up coming out of this huge scandal about the n.s.a. leaks so internet freedom has being like the flagship the trademark of all discourse from the u.s. government when it deals with and with internet governance well now that you have a situation like this one is clearly momentum that is building up for brazil for other countries in the global south and for other countries as well to really take a stand on that and try to come up with forbearers solution in a way which you could in a truly moved stakeholder way discuss the future of the internet because it's clear that the way that we are going now it allowed a situation like this one that we had with the n.s.a. and that's certainly something that created a huge impact for a number of fundamental rights and it is definitely a good opportunity to discuss and to reflect upon a new way to do with internet governance. attempts by about trains i want to keep
to stamp out the country's pro-democracy movement out turning increasingly ugly as we tell you later on after being accused of throwing acid is behind bars and torturing them for getting speaking out online of the plane a region has now set its sights on top of the sentence war in the story shortly. unexplored antarctica what is it in this icy expanse that attracts the people who come here. on the virgin what now i only go to the duchess. and enter into. a new generation of polar explorers is coming. we have a new group of specialists here now all of them are young how are they going to get along with each other and i don't know. do. i used to be
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just by job market but on this show we reveal the big picture of what's actually going on in the world we go beyond identifying the problem. rational debate real discussion critical issues facing their fun are you ready to join the movement then welcome to the. thanks for staying with us here on our t.v. where do governments draw the line when it comes to keeping descendant dissidents under control while it turns out that for the bahamian authorities children are fair game human rights watch claims as evidence that security forces they routinely detain and abuse kids suspected of participating in the end to government protests now that's according to the group's press release and here is
a quote from an information a recently obtained from victims of family members and a local rights activist suggests that the frame the authorities often hold children for periods for long periods in detention and subject them to similar forms of mistreatment as detainees including beatings and threats of torture because making ghana one of the authors of that press release shared some of the alarming details . it's part of a broader crackdown on bahraini society an arbitrary detentions are very common mistreatment and detention is common and it often rises to the level of torture what we found is that there is a failure to distinguish between child detainees and adults so the children are mistreated in the same manner as as adults i think the most alarming to say arming issues referring to in this brief research that we conducted was the children being threatened with rape children being threatened with electrocution and children being beaten one point. beating outside of
a police station was only stopped or lessened when a senior officer was brought onto the bus and he reportedly said beat them but do it quietly the evidence that we produced would appear to be perhaps only the tip of the iceberg unfortunately. more details on that story on r.t. dot com also while you are they of a country that's home to some of the planet's largest all his a also crying out for cash find out why libya is so in need of funds on a website. for me to ride that landed outside the city of chile it's chilly being brushes urals has given birth to what looks like a new religion to find out what the fuss is all about it gerard t. dot com. right see. first street. and i think the true.
on our reporters were very. instrumental. in the. americas a ticking bomb budget analysis of voicing a llama over the government's failure to rein in the budget deficit with the national debt now and double over two thousand and seven level at seventy three percent of g.d.p. general jesselyn to the public transit journalist says america's many foreign military commitments simply making matters worse. we're squandering our resources fighting all of these unwinnable wars that never end and so the nation is going down economically ninety seven percent of the jobs that have been created this year
ninety seven percent are part time jobs you're looking at this so no one even saw the war will make a very bad situation much worse they're going to keep taxing the people just as they did as the roman empire did they tax the people more and it's not only the states by the way look what they did throughout europe they called it austerity measures you know they cut your pensions benefits they raise your taxes so it's a way of keeping it going until the people revolve. and still ahead this hour reshaping the religious landscape. christianity is in decline in the u.k. while islam is getting followers like never before putting it on the way to becoming the country's leading religious in just a decade. a five day mass strike by public sector workers in greece is now entering day three with
thousands of flooding the streets to vent their anger over drastic state spending cuts now the rallies come ahead of a visit later this month by the country's international creditors meanwhile prime minister antonis samaras has recently claimed the country needs another eight years to return to pre-crisis living standards research already received it to bailout packages totaling two hundred forty billion euros. and our world updated as our car bomb attacks continued to shatter lives in the wrong the country's capital has borne the brunt of the latest string of blasts with at least twenty six deaths on choose to be alone a total of thirty four people were killed nationwide in shootings and a car bomb targeting mainly shia neighborhoods paul's few months in iraq have been the deadliest in five years with al qaeda stepping up the pressure on the shia led government. occupy wall street activists back on the streets
of downtown new york marking the movement's second annual three protesters have announced a new goal the introduction of a hard a percent tax on wall street financial transactions after the first protest camp was set up in twenty eleven the rallies are swiftly spread to other cities in the u.s. and around the world riding a wave of anger over economic inequality and corporate greed. and with street protests ahead bangladesh after the country's supreme court has sentenced to death and islam like opposition leader abdul quader mollah he was found guilty of committing crimes against humanity during the war of independence with pakistan about forty years ago all our supporters are said the charges were politically motivated and called for
a forty six hour countrywide strike from one state to denounce the ruling. christianity is witnessing its best days in britain with statistics to show that the worshippers decrease in numbers and growth of age as as the popularity of islam soars nationwide and could pave the way for the religion to become the country's dominant number one as little as ten years artie's political report. i half of brits say they're christians but you wouldn't know it glancing at this london service. the. world. over new figures show that the u.k.'s official religion is declining faster than was previously thought worship as a raging and for the first time ever fewer than half under the age of twenty five
described themselves as christian the decline of churches in the u.k. . it just happens to be now approaching really rock bottom so ninety five percent of people don't attend church on an average sunday while the church of england struggles the office for national statistics says that the number of muslims in england and wales has surged by seventy five percent and their young half of british muslims are under the age of twenty five and he says wait a man in the world they don't know what is it the world's going. to be questioned motivation to do is very very different for different people. very well and families really try to nurture young people in the in the fall of islam we have to assume congregation from the young people. so they feel part of the mosque establishment religious think tank the pew forum estimates that
if present trends continue the muslim population of the u.k. will swell to almost double within twenty years totaling five and a half million according to these figures it means that by twenty thirty britain will have more muslims than kuwait it's projects such as this community based muslim radio station that could provide the clue as to why the religion is flourishing in the u.k. in that deejays who call themselves brothers and sisters talk about local issues and education from the point of view of islam. inspire started out as a special transmission during the holy month of ramadan it became so popular that it was established as a permanent radio station it's actually a little pressure becomes an islamic ethos that we won't do anything which is deemed a non islamic on. the musical and one may question by the five thought of the music that we play on the radio station we won't have your mainstream music playing on there because so what majority would isn't deemed islamic we would not wear ties
anything in the sense of. well called we want having i did was say for example gambling was one of things according to academics it's the b.d.'s that islam demands from its followers that's made it more appealing to worshippers and converts from other religions islam says no this is no. people find a sense of direction in the because their religion already jean has lost that not because that would be them have it in neutral. they sort of became believe me and in relation to the laws of the church i. think in this way big would make it more mellow and softer and i tracked more people into the church and in fact they've lost people something that the church of england disagrees with. they claim that the death of christian england has been greatly exaggerated and
that the statistics don't reflect the true faith of the population and yet there are demographers that say that if current trends continue islam could eclipse christianity as the dominant religion in the u.k. in as little as ten years' time. r.t. london. in just a few minutes here on our latest edition of breaking the set where they were marching to stay with us. with the law prof kerry deal on syria's chemical weapons and like they would appear to the international system is returning to some kind of multilateral order the united states remains the world's only military superpower but that same power can now be put into check can washington cope with this new geo political reality.
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the the. hey guys i'm abby martin and this is breaking the sat so yesterday that medical woke up to yet another mass killing spree right here in washington d.c. in the coming days you'll probably hear the same superficial debate playing out across the corporate media the n.r.a. will blame it on anything but guns in the far left will demonize the entire gun holding population but considering how the us has placed itself as the military capital the world cup is no surprise that many americans have chosen to militarize themselves their eighty nine firearms per one hundred people in this country really twice as many guns per capita than the next highest gun toting nation for every one hundred thousand people in the us more than.