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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. with the limitation of syria's chemical arsenal under way russia and the west praise the move as a 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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this is already coming to you live from moscow and remit joshie welcome to the program now since the ousting in july the number of those killed has exceeded a thousand people in asia but award winning milly's journalist hugh miles says there is a way to break the cycle of violence. 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 had wyvil protests with supporters of the military gathering in tahrir square and some people even collecting signatures calling for army chief out of their sisi to be president mohamed morsy supporters and the missing brotherhood had attempted to march on this very square that they wanted to hold on to military protest they say they went against necessarily the institution of the army but they were against their generals who they want to see changed as they say they are really leading the
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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 sign streets of what is essentially a residential middle class neighborhoods and security forces were joined by civilians who during 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 also the presidential palace who were celebrating what is considered to be one of the greatest military victories in egyptian history and they told me they were very angry with them as a brotherhood and their supporters for staging 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 to go on possibly through the week as this egypt remains extremely divided that was our correspond beltre bring us the very latest from law and its capital where fifty one people have been killed and injured during a celebration
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a national holiday and since the ousting in july and a number of those killed has exceeded a thousand people and award award winning middle east journalist hugh miles says that there is a way to break that cycle of violence let's take a listen. the government could reconcile with the muslim brotherhood. it is possible that each time around in a short space of time probably not this current government because this is really just the only run in 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 slated to crack and saw i mean this is you know beyond the democratically elected i'll be on the national pressure a little 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
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run the country without without having the reconciliation with the brotherhood. i will be keeping you up to date with events in edge of course and you can also follow bell true on her twitter feed to get the latest updates from the divided country. now syria has begun the destruction of its chemical weapons with international inspectors now overseeing the process the elimination of the toxic arsenal comes in accordance with a binding u.n. resolution that was spearheaded by a russia u.s. agreement argues middle east correspondent paula reports from damascus. united nations has come to 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
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the hague is what is the united nations and they all overseen the whole pearse's they've role is to verify a report as well as observe what is happening but the actual destruction that self is taking place by syrian forces in a statement that was released by the international experts they said that on sunday these forces had begun destroying the solid warheads as well as aerial bombs and chemical mixing equipment the syrian forces using cutting torches as well as angle the wind is to destroy missions the whole process is taking place at an undisclosed location but it will last until at least the mother of all that makes this one of those and binding u.n. resolution that came into effect off to the involvement of russian diplomacy we're still hearing though from the united states that if both sides being damascus and 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
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the observers have said that the syrian president bashar assad is at hearing to his commitments but as appears it has been no indication no kind of comment 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. all of these chemical weapons and say can be 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 well 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 size across the war torn country damascus however declared that only nineteen sites contain toxic stockpiles seven of them according to the syrian government are located in combat zones and could be difficult to access and asked for the production facilities that are believed to be four of them in the country all of them are near a cities were fierce fighting is often reported that's homes latakia and aleppo all chemical production sites have to be demolished by the first of november all in all syria's estimated to have about a thousand tons of chemical agents and they include mustard gas sarin and nerve agent believed to have been deployed in a deadly assault near damascus in august as well as blistering agent and v.x. nerve agent well syria's compliance with the us russia brokered resolution and
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progress in the destruction of the chemical weapons has been hailed by russia's foreign minister and his american counterpart sergey lavrov and john kerry met on the sidelines of the asia pacific economic cooperation summit in bali scott 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 you know honestly 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 side of soon the russian's foreign minister lavrov says that damascus is fully complying with the international community to see your new cd during all these weeks after syria joined the chemical weapons convention mosques have 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 had been hoped that u.s. president barack obama and russian president vladimir putin would have been able to
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have a one on one meeting on the fringes of this economic summit how about 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 has been 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 there is no military solution here we should. not have. radical extremists on either side of any. assuming or 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 and attention now
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turns to the possibility of a geneva two peace conference where it's hoped that the syrian government representatives of the syrian government on the syrian opposition will sit around the table for peace talks. says that he can get. delegation from the syrian government from damascus around the table in the event about the anticipated date for these talks kerry says he's hopeful that he can do likewise with the syrian opposition. have a national torch relay for next year's winter olympics in sochi has kicked off and moscow on a fantastic journey across the world's largest country. well the record breaking relay which will take the olympic torch to cities across russia has started in the heart of the nation's capital and here haskett joins us live now for more on of this i say hi there well it's certainly very exciting day for us
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here to tell us what's happening where you are. well we can safe it safe to say that the torch relay the olympic torch relay of the sochi twenty fourteen olympic games has officially kicked off literally ten minutes ago i saw the five time olympic champion in synchronized swimming and. take the torch and run away from the red square from the west where i'm standing right now she was the first to carry the olympic torch certainly she'll be followed by many others this is the start of the jordan for the olympic torch across russia for the next two days it will be in the russian capital and then it will move elsewhere across the country and they certainly follows a very exciting sunday we saw the olympic flame carried from greece the special plane landing at the airport and the vice prime minister of the russian federation because of bringing the flame to us i saw it driven possibly about fifteen minutes just from where i was standing then it was carried scolded by
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a motorcade of biker group to the rest square where it culminated in. a ceremony attended by thousands of athletes. twenty fourteen volunteers and the country's leadership. was the one lighting the torch and greeting the crowd with the start of the olympic torch relay certainly it's just as i said the beginning of a very very long journey for for the olympic flame across the country we absolutely . trolling in moscow for another couple of days so those of us living here and visiting will have. chance to see and of course i mean everything about this torch is extraordinary right. indeed the word historic or the word extraordinary suits well with this particular olympic torch relay because for the first time in history it will be carried into the outer space it will visit the international space station it will find itself on the bottom of lake baikal the biggest sleigh the
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largest lake and russia it will also be carried to the highest speak in russia the top of the mountain as well as being carried by a plane a train a troika and even the carriage of reindeer so this is something unprecedented for the olympic torch relay moreover it hasn't yet. set that record but we are expecting it to become the longest torch relay in the history of winter olympic games it will cover more than sixty five thousand kilometers and more than fourteen thousand dortch bearers will carry it across our large country we also know that. at some point of time about one hundred thirty million people will be will be able to witness or participate in this store truly because ninety percent of the russian population will be within an hour's reach from the from the relay route and this makes it probably one of the most viewed and watched torch relays in the history of
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the winter olympic games so certainly as this is something we're all looking forward to you can always follow the olympic torch relay on a special website we created twenty four thousand dot artsy dot com slash dortch hyphen relay and our reporters will be pretty much everywhere where the olympic flame will be going one of us and the farmer has already had the luck of being on board the plane which carried the olympic flame from greece to russia and i believe we can have a look at his report right now. 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 olympia 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
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then to light the flame that flame is used to light the first torchbearer in olympia and then this torch went 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 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 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
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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 organizing committee dimitri tunisia and he sat 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 brode very much so because it's once in a way to come up with your for the generations. the new modern russia to 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 you as time. and we have just landed in moscow it is in the 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
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a very warm welcome. the olympic torch is on its epic journey to structure. one hundred twenty three days. through to some nine hundred cities of russia. really by fourteen thousand people or sixty five thousand killing. in a record setting trip by land air and sea and others face. olympic torch relay. on r t r two dot com. still ahead for here on r t presidential race of ghana stance first democratic transition of power or a turf war campaigning ahead of next year's vote is fired up as the list of candidates turns into a blend of warlords tribal leaders and former militants all hungry for power. plus. skyrocketing unemployment leave spaniards out in the cold and looking for
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a place to live with no sign tough it's fiction laws will be eased that much more as in just a couple of minutes here in our. millions around the globe struggle with hunger each good. what if someone offers a lifetime food supply no charge. they can the very strong position against g.m.o. and we think that's. the genetic anymore the fate products are pretty cool. there is no. evidence that there is any problem with genetic engineering when you make a deal. or is free cheese always in a mouse trap i don't. play. and that free. enterprise
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is profit. minded. for social justice golden rice barkeep. welcome back this is r.t. now 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 chiefs now that concoction is marring optimism at the prospect of the first democratic transfer of power in afghanistan's history with incumbent president
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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 we'll take a look at this map here it's based on a media analysis and shows the scope of the taliban presence and their targeted regions afghan presidential candidate daoud sultanzoy believes in action by the current government is fueling the chaos. i don't think the taliban are that strong it's that weakness of this government that makes that make them look strong when when you see who are in power in this country when you see who are running the drug cartels when you see who are protecting that and the smuggling routes in this country to central asia and to iran they are the governors the police generals the big wigs in this government if the united states and nato allies their allies who are in this country if they're protecting a corrupt government and they want to replace it with a corrupt government they can do it but it will not bring stability it will haunt
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nato and the united states and it will backfire in my opinion in the long run the people will join the taleban in droves and this country will become a safe haven for and stability. now look at some other stories from around the world the u.s. capture of a terrorist suspect in libya has triggered an angry reaction from tripoli it can damage washington for what i call the kidnapping of libyan citizen. libya senior al qaeda figure wanted for his alleged role in the one thousand nine hundred eighty 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. . a german ambassador guard has been shot dead in the yemeni capital sanaa the security staffer was attacked by gunmen while leaving a supermarket incident occurred in a district where diplomatic missions are located reports suggest that it was a botched kidnapping and in a separate attack
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a unicef employee was seized by unknown gunman. in mexico the government's proposal energy reforms have forced thousands to the streets in the country's capital demonstrators called for a popular a friend on the plans of president pena nieto to private eyes state owned oil company profits people fear the move could lead to higher angie bills former presidential candidate and opposition leader andras over who were pledged to further protests in coming days. with a hand of the tourism season spain's unemployment rate has returned to over twenty six percent and for many spaniards that also means the spread of the vix more than half a million people have been forced out of their homes in the past five years alone are the sour first have a story behind those numbers. the picture of the. but
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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 here who live here have one thing in common so no pay rent since the crisis hit vixens 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
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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 empty. 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 because we were robbed we were left without health care education which is 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 grapes the government announced a two year moratorium a live action at the end. two thousand and twelve that many here do the emergency
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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 recovery remains a country with one of the highest levels of unemployment and with more than one in full people in the country out of work the family spicing to remain here and move very well have used a big very big surf on the bay. and over in our web site today deadly performance eight people lose their lives after a monster truck crashes into spectators during an air show in mexico more on that in our in motion section at r.t. dot com. plus
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a stunning firework display added not catching a wind show over the skies of sydney as a country's navy marks one hundred years of service we've got more food it's on line for you. while you're up to date for now we're back at the top of the hour the mean time the week sports highlights with k. partridge. 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 that china won't be getting either and that this is a deal about some drip irrigation system this iteration didn't explode on to the internet to the fantasies of bloggers the south china morning post reported that one company does have
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a crop and pig farming plan design utilized nine percent of ukraine's territory also last year the ban on foreigners buying land of ukraine. been lifted although i am the distressed will proceed 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 agree 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 or leasing off your country is another and by another i mean treason but that's just my opinion. we know how to do banking it should be like infrastructure to support the economy it shouldn't be for the benefit of elites to think they're above the law as we
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currently have. hello welcome to the r.t.e. sports show i'm kate partridge and i'll be bringing you another week of top sporting action from russia and around the globe and here the headlines. lord of the ring. beats alexander can by a unanimous decision to remain the undisputed world heavyweight champion. plus lighting up staci the longest torch relay in the history of the winter olympics gets underway in moscow following a lavish ceremony in red square. and the thick of it in a form talk of going top of you wrote a with a two no winner struggling on jury in
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a season of contrasts for the two teams. but first to a big night of boxing here in moscow where. russian alexander pivot can buy a unanimous decision to retain his undisputed world heavyweight crown robert out on young reports. as an exam to come you know. still be still a gentle man. he's sixty first professional when the state of the heavyweight division and retain five of the sport's major belts russian can dander xander bullet suffered his first ever defeat but despite for not downs was going to stand his feet on a slower thing about finishing a good fight around some great wrong. and i could feel i could feel that it's. made clear.


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