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try spanish find out more visit. the olympic flame is live in the games to story birthplace in greece before setting off on an average four month relay across russia leading up to sort of twenty forty . three attacks in two days leave seventy dead in nigeria as is one of the insurgents targeted universities churches and civilian infrastructure in retaliation for a government of sounds to. the un general assembly wraps up with a return to hold and diplomacy with world powers agree on a syria resolution and there could be finally white at the end of the tunnel over iran's nuclear crisis. plus love and loads a mixed welcome for ron's president rouhani on his return from new york with opposition crowds furious with the idea of ties with the us.
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this is r.t. coming to you live from the russian capital marina joshie welcome to the program now the olympic flame for the twenty fourteen winter games has been lit in the limpia the birthplace of the legendary event that is from there that the torch will travel thousands of kilometers to next year's host city in russia under farmer was the ceremony in greece and a shared some of his impressions with me as well as to ban would say who is in sochi for us. lympics flame for sorcery twenty fourteen has been lit will probably be able to see it just behind my left shoulder there and it also we will see here at olympia the birthplace of the games the longest torch relay in elim pick history just a few moments ago the lighting of the flame ceremony took place it was basically
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a step back in time winding back the clock perhaps two and a half thousand years is sore not trist stressed as the high priest s light the flame using the powers of the sun and a parabolic mirror which is basically what happened in seven hundred b.c. that flame is them brought here to the ancient stadium which is where i am standing and it is now being used or just was used to light the torch the very first torch bearer he runs off to my right by tradition he's always a great god on this occasion he was an eighteen year old ski called yanis antonio who hopes to compete for his country in sochi next year and he will hand this torch the first russian torch bearer alexander ovechkin the ice hockey star he himself has only been released by his club the washington capitals for forty eight hours to carry out this honor he flies back to the states this evening but he says this event today was one of the highlights of his career while the torch will go on
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a tour of greece for the next seven days and that will end in athens next weekend before it flies to moscow for the russian leg that's the longest in torch relay history but it also has started here as we've been on there in the limpia the birthplace of the olympics now what's crossing to say is in sochi the host city for twenty eight fourteen olympics so tomorrow power the storage will get to sochi well it's definitely going to be an olympic torch relay that's going to break a many records and here's why it's going to take around one hundred days for all of that torture to go through russia it's going to take sixty five thousand kilometers and ford. a thousand torch bearers to bring it right here to the holy city now it's going to day through nine at times earnings in russia eighty three regions of two thousand nine hundred and cities and settlements across russia it also visit the north pole also it will go to the top probes are high as much russia as
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a north caucasus it will then make a trip outside of earth or to the i.r.s. says the way cosmonauts they will take it on a space walk now this has never happened before in the history of the olympics now in terms of traveling the torch around russia it's going to have a conventional ways such as you know the train or plane as well as on foot or through personalities but it's also going to go through unconventional ways or through reindeer sleighs and hot air balloons of course a russia wanted to highlight some of its culture its the history and of course this emerging new younger russia that we're seeing being developed here at the host city in a sort she. the olympic torch is on it's a big journey to structure. one hundred twenty three days. through two thousand nine hundred towns and cities of russia. relayed by fourteen thousand
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people or sixty five thousand kilometer. in a record setting trip by land air sea and others face. a limp dick george freely special coverage on our t.v. . is the most militants in nigeria reportedly went room to room at night executing students as they slept in an attack on a university killing up to fifty people in total upwards of seventy have died over the weekend in three attacks and they are believed to be the work of boko haram which has increasingly targeted vulnerable civilian infrastructure i johnson founder of the viewpoint africa website says the cell is ultimately directed by al qaida. we on the whole these groups are all joined together. i'll shut bob in somalia or the y. the m.l.a. in in mali or if the we're joined across west africa these jihadist cells are all
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of the blueprints on the organizational chart right there on their very very strict . their focus is the same they are judged and the they also want to do the spectacular in terms of the sort of attacks on they can do and they always keen on grabbing the headlines and they're very streets in charge you drive away you too you know or the religious divide in specially christians and muslims and in countries like nigeria which is very already splits on ethnic and religious grounds it makes it that much easier for muslims to be pushed to the edge muslims many of them who are don't have anything to do with this to be marginalized. in themselves become. elements for these groups because they are already on the fringes of the society in the rain the opposition found that speaking out means getting locked up as the main force behind the anti-government protest movement is jail with members of a one opposition group behind bars for supposed links with militants. no
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one expected it just two weeks ago but this here is the u.n. general sam lee has proven that there is enough space for consensus between world powers and he has seen a historic phone call which raised hopes that a deadlock can be broken and iran's nuclear crisis but the show of unity peaked when the u.n. security council unanimously voted on a syrian resolution something that seemed to be elusive for more than two years or disease in our reports from new york. hope for diplomacy progress on two fronts at the united nations a new tone in policy towards iraq and a security council resolution on chemical weapons in syria the european union we've been hearing increasingly often the argument that the threat or use of force which is directly prevented by the un charter might be the most efficient way to solve international problems the united states of america is prepared to use all elements
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of our power including military force to secure. our core interests of the rich but rare consensus at the u.n. emerged after years of deadlock over how to deal with the syrian crisis the un security council unanimously passed a resolution to secure and eliminate syria's stockpiles of chemical weapons according to the geneva agreement put forward by russia and the u.s. the mandate outlines a legally binding compliance but no threat of automatic sanctions or military action i think it shows there were turning towards a diplomatic solution least on the issue of chemical weapons but the other issue that is still remained outstanding is what will happen outside of the issue of chemical weapons will that can receive be pursued by the united states or will they continue to find as they have the opposition an arm the opposition of silicate that happening and try to deepen the conflict over there were started another way it's a u.s. policy that iran's new president says has no place in the region his debut at the
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u.n. this week star hassan rouhani reach out but also defend tehran from political attacks iran is an anchor of stability in unstable region the iranian threat is imaginary and is used as an excuse for the misdeeds of others iran poses absolutely no threat to the world or the region ronnie made it clear that iran does not want nuclear weapons and that it wants peace but also to be treated as an equal a rainy and u.s. officials praise high level meetings that took place on the sidelines of the general assembly and the country's president spoke over the phone for the first time in over three decades but what would it take for a would be photo op to become a new u.s. approach towards iran but as has our very tied there his hands are tied that there are people and lobby groups in the united states that do not want to see the united states and iran after thirty four years of demonizing the country to have relations
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the u.s. is in a tough spot it has to keep from north. the relation of the middle east and now the nation of the arab muslims in general gave the earth is mostly due to the commitment. to shows. that obama said to meet with israeli prime minister netanyahu on monday in washington now is the real test will the u.s. be able to move forward with diplomacy in the middle east both with iran and syria the first week at the u.n. general assembly has opened the door to rethink a failed policy the question is will the obama administration shut it the first chance they get reporting from new york and he sonali r.t. un inspectors return to syria this week to probe several more cases of alleged council weapons use they have faced sharp criticism of their earlier investigation of the august twenty first gas poisoning near damascus and it was not thorough
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enough according to moscow now former commander of the british military is chemical the fans for regiment says he's not optimistic about their new mission either darren is nor his sister nation and it doesn't last very long he can remain in soil and other samples for some time but you know i would be surprised if they find sarin or degradation elements of sarin and faces like. you know three months after the event hopefully what they will find is circumstantial evidence to try to. lead us to work out exactly what happened in those places and i think more importantly to discover if. and into terrorist groups that are going to have an impact or why didn't the region itself apart from destroying syrian chemical weapons that the russian federation and the united states agreed good plan on which we must push ahead most importantly for the rest of us in the world is to ensure that political regime of any of those chemical weapons doesn't happen. well the opposition and
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iran has once again showed that president rouhani faces a very rocky road if he continues to steer the country towards diplomacy with the u.s. and angry mob pelted ronnie's car with ads and shoes as he returned from the u.n. general assembly in new york protesters were particularly outraged by the historic phone call with barack obama which marked the first direct talks between the country's leaders in three decades norman solomon from audience you for public accuracy thinks it's crucial hardliners are kept a base for diplomacy to succeed. the u.s. government is under great pressure from the hawks in washington many of whom won the united states to either attack or wink and nod towards israel launching an attack on iran within the next year or so the role of the us i think is now to see what's possible diplomatically and i think it's
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a combination you know it takes two to dance that was not possible under madonna job it would not be possible under president romney or president mccain for instance i think that is the very important factor the combination and it's a matter of timing. but it will be very important for. a grassroots leaders as well as the powerful in both iran and the united states to keep this on course so the hardliners in each country don't gain the upper hand. well had started a conference much more analysis of the signs of a thaw in iran u.s. relations was predictions for future nuclear talks. have already court has sentenced fifty shiites to up to fifteen years behind bars for organizing a clandestine opposition group linked to anti-government militants the fabby henri fourteen coalition was formed in twenty eleven and it was a major driving force behind the nationwide pro reform our pricing doctors out of
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diet who chairs the bahrain rehabilitation anti-violence organization and also spent two months in prison there says the whole trial is a well known top level tactic of demonization activity it's a quite old propaganda the whole process all the demonization of the pro-democracy orders and to pro democracy is a quite an old fashioned thing that the death or if it is the bahamian authorities they've be using it for a while and it's not working anymore i mean at this moment they feel absolutely failed to provide any evidence that these groups are involved in any to terror attacks or any more of it the movements two years ago exactly at the same the same judge he a convicted doctor has almost fifty doctors for sentencing up to fifteen years it's
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the same thing that beating. coming up a record outcry against a stare at the british government's health care cost savings drive tens of thousands onto the streets of manchester just as the leading party prepares for its annual get together more in doubt shortly. delusive search for justice should individuals including government officials be legally held to account for starting aggressive force like in iraq is it fair and moral to push their officials be given immunity from prosecution if they're not held accountable and who is ultimately responsible. wealthy british scientists some time to experiment. with their. markets why not. find out what's really happening to the global
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economy in these kinds of reports. dramas that can't be ignored to the. stories of others who refuse to notice. food since changing the world. so picture of today's you know own designs from around the globe. locally. welcome back here with our team now one of britain's biggest cities is seeing its largest ever protest as health cuts draw tens of thousands into the streets it's time to catch members of the governing conservative party who are descending on manchester for their annual conference well so talk about what's driving the crowd
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anger with neil gibson who is a labor party councillor and nearby sheffield thank you so much for joining us here in our to talk about this so as we know one of the main issues the protesters are voicing is that privatization within the national health service what exactly is making them angry in your opinion. the national service in this country belongs to the people as it was set up by the people we pay for what we pay and also insurance contribution out of our wages that pays for the national health service it belongs to the people and it should be kept in the public not privatized well the government has essentially handling some jobs then and a chest to private contractor so the job is the same and the employee is. the employer is different so what's the harm. the government should be causing in people's ill health. the money in the health service should be spent on improving
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the service training the stuff not profit to shareholders and munching contracts. but wouldn't that essentially improve the system because some are saying that it's under invested but you know giving it to private companies to handle some of the jobs wouldn't that actually make the system better and improve the management. and the way to improve the n.h.s. is to put more money in to put more money into it from the public purse not from the private sector the private sector doesn't put money into the n.h.s. private sector draws money out of the n.h.s. he takes the profit it takes money has into the pockets of private shareholders it doesn't invest money back into the into the national health service not so we need more money invested in it and it needs to be in the in the public sector nobody wants this the government wants it not the unit it wants at the nurses to want the doctors to want to the people of britain don't want it but what you're saying that governments want to but then again tampering with it with n.h.s. could be poison to any politician surely they wouldn't risk their own
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a jobs unless it was necessary what's your take on this one. this government doesn't care what the people think they have their own agenda they're driven ideologically driven to privatized whatever they can get their hands on. well let's now turn our eyes to what's happening in a manchester and manchester police say now that it's the biggest process they have seen in the city while the rolling conservatives who are arriving there listen. the there aren't many tory m.p.'s in the north of the country and the be even less after twenty fifteen i mean this is a minority government the country didn't vote for this government the last it's always a put into power by the liberal democrats who support them the people don't want this government the people don't want privatisation of the n.h.s. and the showing on the streets of manchester today right now gibson a labor councillor for the city of shuffle thank you so much for your view sir thank you. well hearings have started for eight of the
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thirty greenpeace activists arrested after trying to scale a russian oil platform in the arctic a court ordered that the twenty two others should be held on remand for two months and their protests comes as the polar region gears up for significant changes europe is going off explains. the pictures that stormed international media greenpeace activists trying to climb onto a floating platform in russia's north arrested by coast guards was. shocked shocked all thirty activists from eighteen countries were detained and are now awaiting whether they will be officially charged greenpeace claims their actions were peaceful but the authorities say they could have endangered not only the lives of the rig's workers but the environment itself. it's obvious they are not pirates but they tried to storm the platform these people violated international law by coming dangerously close to the president's common scheme and an international
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arctic conference organized by russia or here in city a cut the only city in the world located exactly on the arctic circle line where the presidents of russia finland iceland other officials along with around four hundred experts have gathered and the arctic environment is what this forum is all about as average temperatures warm up and the arctic is opening up new opportunities for trade routes and energy projects moscow says only companies with experience working in the tough region and enough funds to do it properly and without harming nature must be allowed access and cleaning up the heritage of the cold war era is another issue abandoned military bases equipment and piles of barrels with fuel i know a map of the arctic binary assessment program has been involved in that that russia has really been working on its own to try to claim we have a ways to go and they're not alone there are places around the planet or similar things that happened when people didn't recognize it. as something they did had
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long term negative consequences for the environment the arctic nations seem to be on the same beach looking after the north wall is a responsibility they must carry together so that the mistakes of the past aren't repeated especially when their every move is under such intense scrutiny you've got this going off in the arctic. and the first exit polls from austria show the current leading social democrats and the conservative people's party will both scrape victory for another grand coalition but the far right freedom party appears to have scooped more than twenty two percent of the vote even more than expected p.l.o. reports and how right as groups are gaining traction across europe. the political right is on the rise in europe and it's drawing some surprising support a lot of people from the working class blue collar workers lower educated people are voting for the extreme right of the radical right because of the policies staying put forward like immigration and european integration corruption i guess
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the politicization of such so these are the topics that are now days important for those people voting for the radical right across europe there's a time that's turning right ukip is being talked about as the legitimate third party in britain while alternative for germany just missed out on a place in the bundestag norway's conservative government came to power with tough immigration promises and in sweden and finland there's also been gains here in australia euro skeptic right wing parties are gaining support from people who feel that the main issues important to them ons being addressed they might carry us and we so often we need to slow down immigration i have nothing against foreign us but enough is enough. yeah e.u. is saying where the money should go to a like and all kind poor country is on it's of their own country and they're used to wouldn't be like john dictate everything. else it used to
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be their own parties interest spruced and the e.u. second now it's only after you do them a lot and having the freedom party of austria have made significant gains in the polls heading into sunday's election. its critics call it xenophobia its leader thanks to differ being a lot of australia i don't hate foreigners. even so the party adopted a different campaign tactic than it had done in previous elections their issue hidden message about religious values and a sense of talking about. love your neighbors which is a very catholic way of talking about the issues but of course the hidden message behind was that this is against islam or against the mosque things also flying the roof line is a straight canadian billionaire frank straw you come dems the single currency is
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the road to rack and ruin. we need to stop creating every housewife knows that if she spends her normally when she earns all parameters most of europe's recent selections of the nail biters for politicians desperate to keep their jobs amid libyan economies all street is different it's doing relatively fine what's happening here is brussels assistance with bailouts and encroachments on sovereignty has given the far right to come didn't seem to beat them with peace or all over on t.v. . now say look at some other stories from around the world at least twenty four people have reportedly been killed in a blast in baghdad earlier a deadly violence erupted in the normally peaceful kurdistan province in the country's north at least four target explosions killed four local security force members in the kurdish capital irbil further shootings down injured thirty six people on the attacks come a day after local elections saw the main opposition group beat president talabani
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party into third place. but more deadly terrorism in pakistan's peshawar city this time a car bomb near a police station in a historic market has killed at least thirty seven people and injured dozens the force of explosion destroyed shops vehicles and left a crater at the blast site it's only a week since suicide bombers killed eighty people outside a christian church in the same city while on friday a bus explosion killed seventeen government employees. next we continue to look at how one tom obey and changes lives.
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i bet anyone who lives in the united states knows a few people or just dismal geography a certain small percentage of the country just can't get it that canada is above us but how important is knowing geography anyways what one author on the washington post blogs recently wrote that no one geography really doesn't matter that much he was writing in response to the game where is damascus which challenges people to find syria's capital on a blank map he said that whether americans can find syrian a map doesn't affect the wisdom of a punitive strike meant to uphold international norms against the use of chemical weapons and often disasters draw our attention to places we'd never heard of before like pearl harbor or columbine or syria but let's look at this way i don't exactly know where persons kidneys are or how exactly they work so by all normal logic that means i'm not qualified to have an opinion about whether we should remove john doe's kidneys my opinion doesn't count because i am kidney ignorant so if you know so little about syria that you can't even find it on a map then you are more likely to believe from a guy in a suit on t.v. that there must be an intervention to save the people there you have no idea who
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they are or why they are suffering or how to save them but gosh darn it that intervention sounds nice knowing at least where a country is on the map is the first step in building and informed opinion but that's just my opinion. in a blow to the u.s. government. today that the prison is it going to move to legally challenge their detention in you with schools. that we want is an immediate cessation of conditions that are cruel inhuman or degrading or they constitute torture. human rights law in the mine most ruling is now demanding the release of kuti to the names so that they can move. the government for refused to release the names of why do you know how many we have you sure. know.
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not today well it seems like a perfectly reasonable request to do you why don't you just give us all the names it may not be. that is what i ask. i never heard of her knew of her until guantanamo you have the power to restore and a moral i took part or see. that's what i asked him. was like a wake up call to me as i could i would have been submerged in the stone walling efforts of my government of my colleagues there and get. them going along with the stonewalling and placing these obstacles in the way. of these attorneys who are trying to get that information.


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