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dozens killed and hundreds are left injured as a national holiday in egypt turns into violent clashes between supporters and rivals of the country's ousted president. was elimination of syria's chemical arsenal under way russia and the west praised 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.
and sending a master watching our team with me welcome to the program at least fifty one people have been killed and hundreds injured in a gypped when celebration of a national holiday turned to bloodshed opponents and the supporters of deposed president mohamed morsi clashed in cairo in across the country egypt has been in turmoil since the army ousted the president in july and rounded up meaning members of the muslim brotherhood are reports from to where your square. 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 whoa this and we also had wyvil protests with supporters of a miniature gathering in tahrir square and some people even collecting signatures calling for army chief advocacy seed to be president and mohamed morsi supporters
and the missing brotherhood had attempted to march on this very square so they wanted to hold on to military protests they say they went against necessarily the institution of the army but they were against their generals and they want to see changed as they say they are really leading 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 her square and also the presidential palace who were celebrating what is considered to be one of the greatest military victories in gyptian history and they told me they were very angry with the mizzen brotherhood and their supporters for staging protests however the brotherhood to that part say they are being treated in
a very heavy handed manner and these clashes are no sign of abating we expect them to go on possibly through the week as this egypt remains extremely divided. well since the ousting in july the number of those killed has exceeded a thousand people but award winning middle east herbalist hugh miles says there is a way to break the cycle of violence the government could produce with the muslim brotherhood you know it is possible. egypt could turn it around in a short space of time on. this current government because this is really just the. running the country at the moment but it is a few months when elections are taking place that will be a new government and one would expect that they will be much slated to reconcile everything that was you know beyond just a democratically elected. national pressure look at pressure inside egypt and also international pressure to reconcile with the brotherhood and of course the brotherhood is a force to be reckoned with in egypt it's going to be very difficult for them to
run the country without without having reconciliation with the brotherhood well we could be up to date of course with events in egypt here in r.t.i. and you can also follow bell drew on her twitter feed to get the latest updates from the divided country. now 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. record breaking relay which will take the olympic flame to cities across russia will begin in earnest from the heart of the nation's capital later today guidance to account has more on what's in store for the iconic symbol of the olympic games so now we have the beginning of the olympic torch relay that will last three days here in moscow the olympic torch will change five hundred ninety three pairs of
hands and that is just in moscow across russia it will be more than fourteen thousand people there will be celebrations across the city across moscow as that we lay continues it will end with a lighting festival in red square hundreds of athletes cultural figures and just prominent figures of russian and non russian including prince albert the second of monaco will take part the flame will then begin its journey across russia travel. place of kaliningrad to the eastern most point in russia it will travel to the north pole the torch will then go places the olympic torch has never been before and the flame will dive to the bottom of lake by call the deepest and the oldest lake in the world it will even fly to space before it swings back writing time for the opening ceremony in sochi on february the seventh this will be the longest
relay in history of winter olympics sixty five thousand kilometers that would be around forty thousand miles it will travel through eighty three regions in russia two thousand and nine hundred towns and settlements so along in unique journey for the torch after the russian president launched the relay on sunday when the torch arrived here in moscow my colleague andrew farmer tells us how we got here. which is going to take you back a week because this flame started its life in a limpia 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 the limpia 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 in pins 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 call 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 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 plane but that's not just any old plane that's a b. i paid plane and i've got a ticket. we're now cruising at thirty thousand feet and tucked into the seat 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 so they've 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 jewish and he sat just over here dmitri you spent the last years of your life trying to bring this flame to russia you must be pretty excited yes very broad very much so because it's once in a word democrats you do for the generations. is the new modern russia to the wall with the global with us. so with this several billions of universe 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 you as time. and we have just landed in moscow it is in the story at 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. deliberate george is on
a big journey to structure. one hundred twenty three days. through two hundred cities of russia. really forging people who are sure she wants to live. in a record setting trip. there she and others face. olympic torch relay. on our team and our job. syria has begun the destruction of its chemical weapons whether nationalist specter is now overseeing the process the elimination of the toxic arsenal comes in accordance with a binding un resolution that was spearheaded by russia u.s. agreement argues middle east correspondent allison here isn't a basket for us and joins us live to tell us what progress has already been made with a chemical weapons. while the united nations has confirmed that chemical weapons
experts inside syria have begun the process of destroying the estimated one thousand chemical weapons stockpile inside this country there is a team of some thirteen international experts who have been inside syria since last tuesday they come from the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons in the hague is what is the united nations and they are over the scene the whole post says they will is to verify a report as well as observe what is happening but the actual destruction that south is taking place by syrian forces in a statement that was with needs to by the international experts they said that on sunday these forces had begun destroying missile warheads as well as israel bombs and chemicals mixing equipment the syrian forces using cutting torches as well as angle the wind is to destroy missions now the whole process is taking place at an undisclosed location. but it will last until at least the middle aisle makes sure
this one of those u.n. resolution that came in to fade off to the involvement of russian diplomacy we're still hearing though from the united states that if both sides being damascus on the rebels don't adhere to that commitment and actually destroy these stockpiles of chemical weapons force could still be an option the important point to make is that the observers have said that the syrian president bashar assad is at hearing to his commitments but as a period it has been no indication no kind of comment at all confirmation from the rebel side that they will be doing the same and this is important because a number of these chemical weapons stockpiles are actually in the hands of the rebels at the same time many of them on the frontlines are they changing hands sometimes they're in the sides also sometimes they're not in the poses a number of problems firstly how will these international experts actually reach the frontline where they can observe the destruction of these chemical weapons and
secondly whether or not it's in fact the intention of the of the opposition forces to destroy these stockpiles so a lot of problems a lot of possible. encounters further down the line that the international experts will have to deal with but certainly the process at least on the damascus side has begun. thanks very much indeed certainly a lot of issues to be aren't there policy are there reporting from damascus. there is of course an enormous amount of work still had with the demolition of syria's chemical arsenal as zero correspond just mentioned so what see what kind of scale we are looking at while 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 and as for the production facilities there are believed to be four of them in the country all of them are in meir's side near cities rather were fierce fighting is
often reported that's homes hama latakia aleppo and chemical production sites have to be demolished by the first of november well all in all syria is estimated to have about a thousand tons of chemical agents they include mustard gas sarin and nerve agent believed to have been employed in a deadly assault near damascus in august as well as blistering agent and v.x. nerve agent well previously damascus also said the opposition my be in possession of some chemical weapons while the u.n. resolution requires both sides of the conflict to give up their toxic agents some experts believe the rebels would 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 country and then fight each other like it's happening in libya but that hasn't happened where the sections of the opposition are going to disrupt the inspectors from go taking off disarming doing whatever they're doing to the chemical weapons i don't know what totally surprised me of some section from within but tried to create a procreation and then blame it on the government because they were very upset when no war have. serious compliance with the u.s. russia brokered resolution and progress and the destruction of the chemical weapons has been hailed by russia's foreign minister and his american counterpart sergey lavrov and john kerry man on the sidelines of the asia pacific economic cooperation summit in bali i just both got is there for us. confirmation that came that disarmament of syria's chemical weapons stockpile has already begun it was only ten
days ago that the united nations. passed a resolution on syria's chemical weapons stockpile and u.s. secretary of state john kerry says that it's a record breaking process to get to this stage soon and russian's foreign minister lavrov says that damascus is fully 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 while u.s. secretary of state john kerry also says the syrian government deserves credit for the smooth process now it has been hoped that u.s. president barack obama and russian president vladimir putin would have been able to have a one on one meeting on the fringes of this economic summit however of course president obama was forced to cancel his trip to asia because of the ongoing financial problems in the united states and the continuing shutdown that his place is being taken by secretary of state john kerry who says that washington now believes there
is no military solution to the conflict in syria. we agree again. we should. have. 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 now it was undoubtedly a productive meeting between the two sides with kerry saying it's been the most productive meeting in recent months between lavrov and himself an attention now turns to the possibility of a geneva two peace conference where it's hoped that the syrian government or representatives of the syrian government on the syrian opposition will sit around the table for peace talks. says that he can get a delegation from the syrian government from damascus around the table in mid
november that's the anticipated date for these talks and kerry says he's hopeful that he can do likewise with the syrian opposition. while still have here on r t presidential race of ghana stands first democratic transition of power or turf war campaigning ahead of next year's vote as fire adopted as the list of candidates turns into a bland of warlords tribal leaders and former militants all hungry for power. a rocketing on employment leaves spaniards out in the cold and looking for a place to live with no sign of the laws. that are much more in just a couple of minutes. after decades of prosecuting a coburg in poxy war against around can watch them change its behavior many in
washington have dismissed obama's old branch out of hand many in a rant are just his mistrustful is this quest for peace a fool's errand. it's no good saying it's war to. expect some of the toughest trying. to. see. she good lumbered sure to mccurry was able to build a most sophisticated robot which fortunately doesn't give a darn about anything tunes mission to teach music creation why it should care about humans and. this is why you should care only.
welcome back you're watching r.t. live from moscow now more than twenty candidates have registered for next year's presidential race and afghanistan on the list is a mix of those currently in power including warlords militia leaders and tribal chiefs that concoction is marring optimism at the prospect of the first democratic transfer of power in afghanistan's history while with incumbent president hamid 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 well take a look at this map it's based on a media analysis and shows the scope of taliban presence and their target regions and get us an expert caravan dyke who was kidnapped by the taliban explains what's driving the islamists there. 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 men 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 a new one come forward is not something they're going to want at all to 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 the do you have a desertion rate of up to thirty percent in 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 and now look at some other stories from around the world the u.s. counter terrorist suspect in libya has triggered an angry reaction from tripoli a condemned washington for a while to call the kidnapping of libyan citizen who on acid may be a senior al qaeda figure one of for his alleged role in the one thousand nine hundred eighty u.s. embassy bombings in kenya and tanzania was captured by an american special forces on saturday and he will now face trial in the u.s. . a german embassy guard has been shot dead in the yemeni capital sanaa the security staffer 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 in a separate attack
a unicef employee was seized by unknown gunmen. in mexico the government's proposal of damage 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 owned oil company panics people figure the move could lead to higher energy bills for a presidential candidate an opposition leader andras over to work pledged to further protest in coming days. while with a and of a tourism season spain's unemployment rate has returned to over twenty six percent and for many spaniards that also means the threat of a vacation more than half a million people have been forced out of their homes in the past five years alone are the surf earth has a story behind those numbers. the picture of the.
but a little closer and the cracks start to appear take a look around you say it's a 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 here who live here have one thing in common that's known as pay rent since the crisis hit dictions have gone through the roof in two thousand and eight more than a quarter of a million spaniards have received eviction orders because they were unable to pay 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 the 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 the pin standing and. the developer of these properties is facing a legal battle but who is working with the protest movement determined to fight back. or of the reasons for the creation of this organization was a tsunami of addictions a wave of economic crisis society understands that this is not just a crisis but a scam we were robbed we were left without health care education and now houses and we are left with. the banks are full of money from struggling taxpayers to you in large part to the continued pressure from campaign grapes the government announced a two year moratorium a live action at the end. two thousand and twelve but many families here feel the
emergency legislation doesn't pay far enough and that they're left fending for themselves you know 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 move very well use a very. space. take a look at what's happening on our website r t v dot com deadly performance eight people lose their ally after a monster truck crashes into spectators during an air show in mexico warned out in our emotions section at our t dot com. also on the web site jonny firework
display and i catch in light show over the skies of sydney as the country's navy marks one hundred years of service and we've got more of course on the on line for you. up next here in our c crosstalk don't go away. i recently read headlines all over the russian internet screaming in full paranoia mode that china has just bought five percent of ukraine now they're writing that china will lease five percent of ukraine over ukrainian officials themselves claim the china won't be getting either and if this is a deal about some drip irrigation system the situation didn't explode out of the.
internet to the fantasies of bloggers the south china morning post reported that one company does have a crop and pig farming plant design utilized nine percent of ukraine's territory also last year the ban on foreigners buying land ukraine ed coincidently been lifted although i am the distrustful pro sovereignty type getting a rich foreign country to pay to develop your nation's agriculture might not be too bad of a deal it would definitely take a lot of money to restore ukraine's farming to its former glory they see that ukraine used to be the bread basket of europe i think that status back could really help the country but it's selling off or even just leasing nine percent of the nation's territory is absolutely unacceptable doing a large project with the chinese that is mutually beneficial is one thing but selling your leasing off your country is another and by another i mean treason but that's just my opinion. and soldiers you're in the military no more joking anymore. never been some
time in my life. every day with the story absolutely makes. you think it's going to be easy. but everyone's just. suspects to. see i don't know if i'm going to make it to the end look i'm still filming some i'm just a book on the left i don't know what to do. real damage and complexity of this oil spill is not something you can grasp just by looking at dirty birds we have between four to five million people in this directly affected area of the coast and it's pretty clear why it's not being reported because b.p. can't afford to have a reported all along the gulf coast. clean they are safe and they're open for
business if b.p. is the single largest oil contributor to the pentagon the us war machine is heavily reliant upon b.p. and their oil this is a huge step backwards for democracy it's a step forward for the oligarchy carex it is toxic is it looked a lot like spraying in vietnam it was and it was not a picture that either the government or b.p. really wanted to have out there i don't want dispersants to be the agent. of this illness. but. i didn't know that you know the price is the only industry specifically mentioned in the constitution and. that's because a free and open press is critical to our democracy right.
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