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dozens killed and hundreds are left injured as a national holiday in age it turns into violent clashes between supporters and rivals of the country's ousted president. with a elimination of syria's chemical arsenal under way russia and the u.s. phrase the move as the country's diplomats hold talks on the margins of the asia pacific economic cooperation summit. and the russian leg of the olympic torch relay kicks off in moscow setting the flame on its journey across the world's biggest nation.
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is eighty out of moscow you're watching r t with me marina joshie welcome to the program at least fifty one people have been killed and hundreds injured in an age of twenty celebration of a national holiday turns to bloodshed opponents and supporters of deposed president mohamed morsi clashed in cairo and across the country egypt has been in turmoil since the army ousted the president in july and rounded up leading members of the muslim brotherhood are reports from toher your square. a few kilometers away from where i'm standing here in the giza district and in other locations across the capital there were very bloody scenes very fierce street battles erupted between security forces and supporters of the ousted muslim brotherhood leader mohamed morsi on the fortieth anniversary of the nine hundred seventy three arab israeli war this and we also have wyvil protests with supporters of the military gathering in tahrir square and some people even collecting signatures calling for army chief of their sisi to be president mohamed morsy supporters and the missing brotherhood
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had attempted to march on this very square that they wanted to hold on to military protests they say they went against necessarily the institution of the army that they were against their generals who they want to see changed as they say they are really leaving the country to destruction and targeting them is motherhood and those calling for mohamed morsi to be reinstated at the scene it was very chaotic the battles are spilling over into the science streets of what is essentially a residential middle class neighborhoods and security forces were joined by civilians who were throwing tear gas and also firing these protesters with birdshot but it's and i've had reports of mine i mean it's not that i can't confirm that there are a number of people here as on to his square and those are the presidential palace who were celebrating what is considered to be one of the greatest military victories in egyptian history may told me today they were very angry with the mizzen brotherhood and their supporters for staging the protests however the brotherhood for their part say they are being treated in a very heavy handed manner and these clashes are no sign of abating we expect them
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to go on possibly through the week as this egypt remains extremely divided. since the ousting in july and amber of those killed has exceeded a thousand people but award winning middle east journalist hugh miles says there is a way to break the cycle of violence. the government could reconcile with the muslim brotherhood. it is possible that egypt time around you know in a short space of time probably not this current government because this is really just the only running the country at the moment but in a few months when elections take place that will be a new government and one would expect that they will be much hated to reconcile i mean that there is you know beyond just a democratically elected i'll be on the national pressure local pressure inside egypt and also international pressure to reconcile with the brother to of course the brotherhood is a force to be reckoned with in egypt it's going to be very difficult for them to
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run the country without without having the reconciliation with the brotherhood. while will be keeping up to date with events in egypt and you can also follow belcher on her twitter feed to get the latest updates from the divided country. the national torch relay for next year's winter olympics in sochi kicks off later in moscow on a fantastic journey across the world's largest country. the record breaking real a which will take the olympic flame to cities across russia will begin in earnest from the heart of the nation's capital they are on monday well let's take a look at what's in store for the economy symbol of the olympic games will be joining us later in the program and we bring us more until tell us about what's in
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store in the russian capital that really are let's now take a look at the timeline of events. which is going to take you back a week because this flame started its life in olympia this time last week and the reason it's been increased for the last seven days is just to remind us about the history of these olympics the birthplace of the olympic games two and a half thousand years ago two and a half thousand years ago and in a limb there are still the remains of the great temples that were there then and you can also still see the original running track that the europeans used back in seven hundred b.c. so essentially what happened was they used the rays of the sun as they did back then to light the flame that flame is used to light the first torchbearer in olympia and then this top twenty around greece the flame was handed over to the russian olympic committee it's a beautiful stadium it's called the palace and i called stadium in athens and that's where the first modern olympics were held at the end of the nineteenth century and the public were allowed to go in and watch and they did in the hundreds
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so it was well received there and then the question was what happens to the flame now how will we get it to russia well i found it so the question is how do you take the flame from sunny athens all the way to moscow well it's quite simple you put it in a small lantern and then you put it on a plate but that's not just any old thing that's to be i pay play and i've got a ticket. we are now cruising at thirty thousand feet and turns into you see twenty five billion pick flame you might notice it has been used to light a couple of other lanterns and that's because one of them might go out god forbid but got those extra ones just in case now they are in good company because on board among other people is the president of the sort she organized in committee dimitri tunisia and he sent just over here dimitri you spent the last eight years of your life trying to bring this flame to russia you must be pretty excited yes. very much
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so because it's once in a way democrats really do for the generations. they knew more than russia did the war with the global with girls. with this several billion so viewers you're in the opening ceremony which will be held on in one hundred twenty four days in the very heart of my immediate city of sochi ok well you've got a busy time ahead so i will let you get some more rest we are g.'s to touch down in moscow in a bank to ask time. and we have just landed in moscow it is in this story moment and if you look out of the door you will see the olympic flame for sochi twenty fourteen is a bank to receive a very warm welcome. all right and that we're going to talk to our correspondent going to go on who's across the very latest for us of course will be bringing the spirit of the olympics that has arrived in russia good morning to you guy and so do tell us more about what's in store i mean it's a big moment for the country and the olympics. for us maria today in moscow is the
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beginning you could say of the olympic torch relay that will last three days just here in moscow the olympic torch will change five hundred ninety three pairs of hands just in moscow there will be celebrations across the city as the relay continues it will end with a lighting festival in red square hundreds of athletes cultural figures. in just just heroes people who save lives prominent. russians actually and not just russians including. people people like prince albert the second of monaco will take part in this relate the flame will then begin its journey across russia traveling from the western x. playful kaliningrad to the certain most point in russia it will travel to the north pole the torch will go places the olympic torch has never been before like to the peak of mt elbrus the highest peak in europe the flame will dive to the bottom of
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the league by call the deepest and the oldest lake in the world it will evil fly to space before it swings back to writing time for the opening ceremony in sochi on february the seventh this will be the longest relay in history sixty five thousand kilometers that's that's around forty thousand miles it will travel to eighty three regions in russia that is two thousand nine hundred towns and settlements across the country saw long and unique journey for the torch after the russian president launched the relay on sunday when the torch arrived here in moscow. indeed it would have to. an exceptional events and. the torch will be visiting the place and there's never been before and doing things that is never done before and of course those of us who are moscow were visiting moscow right now and said we'll have a unique chance of seeing this relay and perhaps you know maybe participating in a waving to the athletes who have the honor of running around with it thanks so
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much for bringing us this update i was responding going into account. and we spoke to a veteran organizer of the olympic torch relays who is a consultant for sortie twenty fourteen he told us about choosing for the torch bearers and the logistics in making it a success. for four years core team have been planning this and like i said over the last two years is thirty to forty people with the organizing committee and with the operational agencies innovation and presenting partners there's a hundred people who've been working on this over the last over the last year and even when we go in there all there will be be thousands every day involved it's a fantastic story behind the forty thousand torch bearers and you can see oprah all of them are they all around and it's really building the excitement for the game so basically the celebration started almost everybody will realize wow with your four months till the games and we are carrying this message all of the games now you know all their selection process is so different category holders select
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torchbearers so number have be selected through campaigns with the percentage partners but they have gone out in public campaigns and people can i applaud or be nominated based on their merits and their good job as well and to social communities they apply and also more nominated but there's there's more than a hundred thousand patients behind this really. deliberate george is on a big journey to structure. one hundred twenty three days. through to some nine hundred towns and cities of russia. really fourteen thousand people or sixty thousand coming. in a record setting trip by land air sea and others face. olympic torch relay. on r g r g r. but you got a lot from moscow to other stories now syria has begun the elimination of its
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chemical weapons with the international inspectors now overseeing the process the destruction of the toxic arsenal comes in accordance with a binding un resolution now was spearheaded by a russian us agreement. now the russian foreign minister and he is american counterpart hailed the progress already made as a two man on the sidelines of the asia pacific economic cooperation summit in bali are just scott is there for us. summit an economic summit designed to push trade as an asian and asia pacific countries however it was international politics that dominated the agenda this morning now it had been hoped that president barack obama and russian president vladimir putin would have been able to have a one on one meeting on the fringes of the summit however because of the financial crisis back in the united states on the shutdown there president barack obama has been forced to counsel his trip so u.s. secretary of state john kerry took his place in this morning had a meeting with russian foreign minister lavrov and it was syria that dominated the
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agenda now confirmation came that syria's chemical weapons stockpile the dismantling process has already begun on that and the u.s. secretary of state and also agreed on the fact that there was no military solution to the conflict in syria we agree again there is no military solution here we share an interest in not having radical extremists on either side of any. assuming a greater. status or position in syria and that is why we recommitted today with very specific efforts to move the geneva process as rapidly as possible while the un resolution on disarming syria's chemical weapons stockpile was only passed in the united nations in new york ten days ago when kerry confirmed that it's a record breaking process to get to this stage so i was only with the disarming process having already begun on russian foreign minister sergei lavrov says despite
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the fact that he has phase that terrorist extremists in the opposition might undermine the entire process he says that damascus is complying with the international community. during all these weeks after syria joined the chemical weapons convention damascus has been working jointly with the international inspectors we hope this will continue on in the future. well it was undoubtedly a productive meeting between the two sides u.s. secretary of state john kerry describing it as the most productive between the two nations in recent times and attention now turns to the possibility of a geneva two peace conference with representatives from the syrian government on the syrian opposition sites around the same table now russian foreign minister sergei lavrov says he kind of gets a delegation from the syrian government around the table in geneva in the mid november that is the anticipated date for talks and u.s. secretary of state john kerry says that he's hopeful he can do likewise with the opposition. while there is of course an enormous amount of work still had with the
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demolition of syria's chemical arsenal let's see what kind of scale we are looking at western intelligence estimates that chemicals are stored at about forty five sites across the war torn country damascus however declared that only nineteen sites contain toxic stockpiles well seven of them according to the syrian government are located in combat zones and could be difficult to access as for the production facilities there are believed to be four of them in the country while all of them are near cities were fears firing is often reported that's homes hama latakia and aleppo all chemical production side have to be demolished by the first of november and all in all seriousness to me to have about a thousand tons of chemical agents they include mustard gas sarin and they are of age and believed to have been deployed in the deadly assault near damascus in august as well as blistering agent and v.x. nerve agent well previously damascus also sat the opposition my be in possession of
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some chemical weapons while the u.n. resolution requires both sides of the conflict to give up their talks occasions some experts believe the rebels will be reluctant to comply. the opposition is very disturbed because they were banking and this applies to all sections of the opposition even those sections like the more religious extremist groups who loathe the united states who are hoping for an invasion which which they could then use to take the concrete and then fight each other like it's happening in libya but that hasn't happened whether sections of the opposition are going to destruct the inspectors from taking off disarming doing whatever they're doing to the chemical weapons i don't know wouldn't totally surprise me of some section from within but tried to create a broken asian and then blame it on the government because they were very upset
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when no war happened. this is our to you know still have presidential race of ghana stands first democratic transition of power or turf war. campaigning ahead of next year's vote is fired up as a list of candidates turns into a bland of warlords tribal leaders and former militants all hungry for power plus. skyrocketing unemployment leave spaniards out in the cold and looking for a place to live with no sign though the laws will be. right on the scene. first for you and i think you're.
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fact the single biggest threat facing our nation today is the corporate takeover. of our government and our proximity we've been a hydrogen right hand full of transnational corporations that will profit by destroying what our founding fathers once that's my job mark it on this show we reveal the big picture of what's actually going on we go beyond identifying. rational debate real discussion political issues things. are ready to join the movement then walk it. back to what you are to live from moscow a more than twenty candidates have registered for next year's presidential race in afghanistan on the list is a mix of those currently in power including warlords militia leaders and tribal
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chiefs well that concoction is marring optimism at the prospect of the first democratic transfer of power in afghanistan's history while incumbent president karzai out of the game due to term limits radical islamic movements such as the taliban are now seeking their way back into the government as nato forces are due to leave the region next year the campaign season is expected to war to be more violent afghanistan expert who was kidnapped by the taliban explains what's driving the islamists. they consider democracy a western religion for them islam of course which is submission to god which should be the rule of god which is what they want in democracy meaning the rule of man is anathema to them this is they are diametrically opposed to this so for them to see in their eyes a western religion come to power truly by having a democratically elected president step down
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a new one come forward is not something they're going to want at all you have right now nato the united states depending upon the afghan national army and the police force which number three hundred fifty two thousand to take over you have the taliban who number approximately twenty to thirty thousand at the most and you have the taliban on the upswing you have a do you have a desertion rate of up to thirty percent of the afghan national army can they stand up to the taliban there are many people and i am one of them who question whether they can the united states and its allies may pull out in total about two thousand and fourteen but can they afford that because that will mean twelve years perhaps have gone to waste. now is take a look at some other stories from around the world in mexico the government's proposal vanity reforms have forced tens of thousands to the streets in the country's capital demonstrators called for a popular referendum on the plans of president pena nieto to private eyes the state
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owned oil company pemex people fear of the move could lead to higher energy bills former presidential candidate and opposition leader under is over there were pledged further a protest in coming days. u.s. capture of a terror suspect in libya has triggered an angry reaction from tripoli it can damage washington for what it called the kidnapping of maybe an citizen. be a senior al qaeda figure wanted for his alleged role in the nine hundred ninety eight u.s. embassy bombings in kenya and tanzania was captured by american special forces on saturday and he will now face trial in the u.s. . the german ambassador guard has been shot down in the yemeni capital sanaa the security staff her was attacked by gunmen while leaving a supermarket the incident occurred in a district where diplomatic missions are located reports suggested it was a botched kidnapping and separate attack a unicef employee was seized by unknown gunmen but no further information is yet
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available. now with the and of the tourism season spain's unemployment rate has returned to over twenty six percent and for many spaniards that also means the threat of a vixen more than half a million people have been forced out of their homes in the past five years alone r.t. sara firth has a story behind those numbers. the picture of the. but a little closer and the cracks start to appear take a look around here and say so nice building in a relatively affluent part of the country north of madrid you can see looking at the window boxes in the front of the building that is well kept and all the people who live here have one thing in common so no pay rent since the crisis hit the actions have gone through the roof from two thousand and eight more than a quarter of a million spaniards have received eviction orders because they were unable to pay
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their mortgages like everyone else living in this complex this family moved in to being a victim from their old. we used to live. but had to move here are all place was lovely but you know we're living in a crisis and we couldn't afford it anymore without help and were moved here the family received the support of a protest movement that helps people who've lost their homes or can no longer afford to pay rent they helped place the family in a flat here the flat they live in now like the whole development is just one of many properties since spain's housing bubble burst have been standing empty. the developer these properties is facing a legal battle but who is working with the protest movement determined to fight back. of the reasons for the creation of this organization was
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a tsunami of addictions a wave of economic crisis society understands that this is not just a crisis but as we were robbed we were left without health care education and now houses and we are left with. the banks are full of money all gathered from struggling taxpayers to you in large part to the continued pressure from campaign groups the government announced a two year moratorium a live action at the end. thousand and twelve that many families here do the emergency legislation doesn't pay far enough and that they're left fending for themselves. we all want to get water and electricity we don't have it here. despite small signs of year as a recovery spain remains a country with one of the highest levels of unemployment and with more than one in full people in the country out of what the family spicing to remain here rent and
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move each very well have you david ferrie. serve. and over at our web site r t dot com deadly performance eight people lose their lives after a monster truck crashes into spectators during an air show and mexico more in doubt in our in motion section at r.t. dot com plus. a stunning firework display and an eye catching the light show over the skies of sydney as a country's navy marks a one hundred years of service and we've got more food and wine for you. tough questions than answers that matter that's up ahead in our interview show so if you go.
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and. this is why you should care what you only. hello welcome to sophie and komi sophie shevardnadze the u.s. governmental shutdown what is it a temper which is order of the symptom of a serious disease budget talks are tough in any state as economists trouble to stay afloat among the stronger waves of the global crisis but is there somebody who benefits from this troubled state of affairs or maybe even controls the winds. and the reality of the global economic slowdown money still makes the world go
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round and the so called advice and last political maneuvering and corruption is money the source of all evil or just those who control it. banks they keep the people's wealth or just steal it. and any government be called on this who runs the economic and political sea. i guess today's whistleblower karen hughes former siniora counsellor at the world bank karen it's great to have you on the show today thanks for having me sophie i'm glad to be with you so the government shutdown is didn't move one of part of the republicans justified is fighting off obamacare worth all this mass. i think there's something more going on behind the scenes a lot more actually what do you mean well there is a terrible currency problem or on the verge of a currency war the federal reserve is printing dollar.


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