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a moscow suburb turns into a battleground after the killing of a local man fuels massive anti immigrant riots with almost four hundred arrested. u.s. government shutdown sparks angry scenes in washington as the world bank warns a deadlock is just days away from causing a global financial catastrophe. blast ripped through damascus one targets a government t.v. station the other goes off near the hotel where the chemical weapons inspection team is staying we have the latest from the city. and looking back at the week's news whistleblower edward snowden the races head above the parapet as he makes his first public appearance in months outlining what he says are modern day threats to privacy.
five am in moscow i'm at treasure bring you today's top stories and a look back at the week's news massive riots have shaken a neighborhood in the south of moscow where crowds spilled onto the streets after the killing of a local man almost four hundred people placed under arrest as mobs went on a rampage protesters clean the uncontrolled flow of illegal immigrants is touring the area into a big crime scene kabanov reports from the troubled suburb. in the southern moscow all available moscow police crews had been called to this area to try to calm down the on the rest this was the scene of violent clashes between protesters and riot police following a demonstration over the murder of a young local man here they stormed a shopping center they also came here broke up a vegetable stand and what you're seeing right now massive damage to cars
completely flipped over in a show of anger when this group of young men had come here clashing with riot police in what sparked all of this was again the murder of a young man by. the migrant worker not confirmed evidence on thursday he was stabbed to death after a world over his girlfriend by an unidentified male and to have fled the scene police have offered an award of up to thirty five thousand dollars for any information leading up to his arrest starting tomorrow i want you to intensify the work on bringing the storage industrial areas to their constant source of tension. especially in the neighboring areas of murder did massive tensions in a neighborhood that's already been seen some problems between russians and some ethnic minorities over the past few months reporting from southern moscow for our team. in the u.s.
warnings have sounded out the country could be in danger of dragging the global economy down and the ongoing standoff on capitol hill the world bank's chief calls situation desperate saying there's an impending catastrophe if america doesn't raise its debt ceiling and avoid default this is almost lawmakers in two weeks of deadlock that's seen hundreds of thousands placed on unpaid leave and fast was with the government shuttered meanwhile anger over the continuing standoff has led to protests in the u.s. capitol take a look. a group of veterans accompanied by politicians converged on the world war two memorial in the heart of d.c. it was closed to visitors during the shutdown like other national monuments and parks the crowd broke through the metal barricades surrounding the landmark and carried pieces of the fence to the white house gates and obama protesters made the landmark a rallying point blaming the white house for the continuing impasse in the budget negotiations the impact of the political crisis is widening with each passing day or two's marina porton i reports. u.s.
president barack obama's signature health care legislation is supposed to provide millions of americans with a medical coverage they desperately need but the political debate over obamacare has also ironically created a life or death situation for hundreds of citizens for each week the shutdown continues roughly two hundred patients cannot be accepted for clinical treatments at the national institutes of health that's nearly four hundred sick americans desperately in need of medical treatment and the and i h says among the patients being turned away includes roughly thirty people with cancer and many of them being children about seventy five percent of and i choose employees thousands of people have reportedly been furloughed because of washington's self-inflicted shutdown as a result michelle langbehn who is battling sarcoma a rare form of cancer was supposed to begin receiving medical treatments at the beginning of this month until the october first shutdown forced and to temporarily
turn her away langbehn a new mothers started an online petition to put pressure on congress to reopen the government the movement has garnered more than one hundred thousand signatures in an interview with r.t. langbehn says she's been able to restart her treatments after receiving financial donations but says hundreds of other people in her position have been denied a chance to live because of a washing. political partisanship it's a matter of life or death it's not a matter of inconvenience or just an irritation for us i have heard a couple of instances where they find that this is just the game between them and that it's a matter of winning and i'd like to say that it's not a matter of when or louis i mean it's a please listen to the people and know that it's affecting so many u.s. leaders who have the power to change this situation have so far failed to agree on a budget a political deadlock leaving the lives of cancer stricken adults and children in
limbo reporting from new york marina artsy. around us like a dam making a left wing political commentator noam chomsky things that told us he believes the us has turned into a one party state ruled by big businesses. some of the history of man true democracy. to seem to see which. there have been significant economic changes in the past generation we're. not going to but one of the sort of the street but it's a new liberal programs and they're having the same kind of a. direct will to a very narrow there's increasing inequality it doesn't make it a. problem and democracy is power begets more concentrated political power as well. right now.
almost boy it's so plutocracy. both political parties are to the right. of one party state the business forty. still ahead this hour on r t a global day of action against genetically modified crops as biotech giant monsanto faces a major backlash from consumers saying they're scared for their health that's coming your way in about ten minutes. but first edward snowden has returned to the media spotlight this week breaking silence for the first time since july we can leaks released a video where he is seen getting an award for integrity in intelligence work by a group of fellow u.s. whistleblowers in moscow are going off reports. for over two months this footage of edward snowden leaving moscow's sheremetyevo airport was the only evidence he's alive well and in russia since after getting in that cab the only thing we're told
about him is that he's somewhere in a safe place well this week america's most wanted man returned so the public snowden appeared on camera and meeting other former u.s. security service officials turned whistleblowers they flew into moscow toward him with the scent adams prize for intelligence and integrity the whistleblower awards . this time snowden leaks his personal view on the fate of those spilling official secrets. you know leadership to go where we have an executive mark just on the last. night. live to come. on but they'll stop at the. first someone pull the trigger. the whistle blowers who would have him paid a visit to our moscow studio as well but it was a long awaited family reunion that was likely to have been the highlight of his
week i cannot speak for my son and really the legal issues i'm a father mr snowden sr was finally able to make it to moscow after months of being separated from his son washing his feet played out in global headlines but i don't want to really share my opinions at this point in time i'm shipley thankful that my son is safe and free free in russia but wanted at home before arriving in the transit zone of moscow's sheremetyevo airport the former n.s.a. contractor leaked thousands of documents with details of how u.s. security services spy on officials and ordinary people all across the world washington has been calling for his extradition accusing him of espionage but russia granted snowden temporary asylum lawyer say his father may not be the only family member heading over to visit since it's really unclear why. there the former n.s.a. contractor will ever be able to return to the u.s. again you've got to skim off the moscow public if he has
a whistle blower's fate up for discussion in our studio this week we talk with a group of former u.s. officials who expose secrets in the past and who are in moscow to present snowden with his award and discuss how the u.s. fugitive is getting used to life in russia and what his main concerns were i think doing remarkably well under the circumstances in which he came here and we've we've obviously came to find out personally i was you know what to look at these days. i thought he looked great he seemed very centered and and. brilliant smart funny very engaged. i thought he looked very well considering the amount of pressure. to think that's taking any toll on the psychological toll i think it would in ordinary circumstances but this is an extraordinary person he's made his peace with what he did he's convinced that he put he did was right he has no regrets and he's willing to face whatever the future holds for him the person you
saw in front of you kohli yes actually we discussed this intel integrity and intelligence issue quite extensively and we talked about prior examples of great people in history that had themselves been under this type of pressure and he's remarkably centered i found that continuing pattern the more secret the us became and the more we grew into a surveillance state the more people who were willing to just do their job and tell the truth and obey ethics rules were getting in trouble so while i suffered i was under criminal investigation and put on the no fly list things like that i thought were very draconian i could never have imagined in a million years that president obama would begin indicting and prosecuting people like thomas drake and edward snowden and bradley manning and john kiriakou and a number of other people under the espionage act which is the most serious charge you could level against an american what was the reaction from snowden last night
when you told him that he had won this civil war he already knew because we awarded to two months ago that the problem was getting it to him and it is our tradition starting with colin that we physically present this is sort of like an emmy or not what it is is a candlestick holder for someone who has shown the right light into the dark corners. so he knew he was he didn't know about the candlestick holder you knew that he had received the award and you were coming you know and the reception we got was just so for the warming it was a person who now realizes that he is very sure in your people you know some of the . senior people who speak for a lot of people still within these organizations that are the mire greatly snowed and. hopefully will summon the courage to follow his example or to also discuss edward snowden with julian assange as the we can meet with the leaks co-founder
explain why you think journalists helping snowden could be in jeopardy the full interview available on our website or to dot com. when bomb attacks ripped through damascus one of them apparently targeting the hotel were chemical weapons inspection team is staying ortiz policy reports from near the site of one of the explosions two massive blasts have ripped the heart of the syrian capital damascus they happened just minutes apart at the square which is not far from the syrian state t.v. building as well as the hotel where foreign experts are staying now these experts have been in the country for a little more than two weeks they are investigating syria's chemical weapons stockpile we are some two hundred meters from the scene of these blasts the ambulances have been hiring for way. at this heavy. air and the this part of the city is in lockdown all checkpoints in and out have
been closed this is a hotspot just hours ago there was a warning posted online by armed rebels warning that they're going to target the syrian state t.v. building and just yesterday they were mortar bombs that were fired at this hotel where the foreign experts are staying now all of this comes just hours off just syria's top opposition group announced it's with. but in peace talks in geneva the mood in the student capital as you can well imagine is one obvious stream of nervousness confusion and shape today sion. meanwhile the red cross announced that seven of its workers were kidnapped by gunmen on sunday in northern syria earlier we spoke with berlin based journalist and syria crisis expert manuel oxon a writer who thinks the rebels are interested in negotiations and will do everything to undermine international peace efforts. we had this already in the past we think we know that you were. where.
we had the un inspector team which was investigating in. a couple of weeks ago which we are attacked by sniper fire so it's not in the interest it's not at all in the interest of the so-called armed opposition those teams can approach but we don't want that there is coming a calm time of agreements and. negotiations this is what they want to prevent and they will prevent it with clients on our website a new report reveals an apparent conflict of interest behind some public debate over military intervention in syria several major t.v. outlets standing accused of nearly of talking to nearly two dozen gas about military action against damascus both failing to reveal the experts connection to the us defense industry had online for more details plus. case of selling off the family jewels on a grand scale italy planning to put many historic castles in villas even if
a nation island up for sale in a bid to plug holes in the country's budget the full story on our team. is. activists around the world held dozens of rallies as part of a global day of action against genetically modified foods with biotech firm monsanto bearing the brunt of their anger some four hundred cities across the world stretching from australia to the united states where involved protesters say crops are grown from seeds made by the company could be dangerous to human health artie's peter oliver reports from berlin where hundreds turned out to put pressure on the
genetically modified food industry. well what we've seen is that demonstrates is all around the world not just here in germany coming out to say no to genetically modified foods people saying that they don't have the dangers that they could pose that they write for human consumption over two million people turned out on the streets across the globe in may of this year for a similar demonstration to find out why people are demonstrating against g.m. foods why people are saying no to. talk to. thank us correct. what could be the potential hazards of g.m. foods genetically modified it's foods have been on the market for about fifteen years now and only last year we've seen the first long term animal study from france and i have the pictures here we're showing the rats that were fed these are the corn that is genetically modified for their lifetime all animal studies until then have been for ninety days only and usually not much shows in those ninety days
even though there are subtle signs of organ damage even in ninety days but in two years. the lifetime a life time of a rat is shortened they have massive organ damage massive to immerse in the female rats and that is really really frightening recently a study from australia has shown that pigs that are fed these products get massive stomach ulcers and in north america where a lot of people live a lot shorter life than in europe and the health care system is burdened by seventeen percent costs of g.d.p. . more and more people have chronic stomach upset which i have seen in my practice and it's probably in part to do with the genetically modified foods which are for the average consumer in about sixty to seventy percent of their food products from the supermarket how does not transfer to what we see in humans well in humans the effects will only not show for another twenty years speak. much longer lifespan
than iraq so if we are waiting for a cancer to show as a. but i wait or we should just shut the stone to these things properly thank you very much a huge issue and what we're seeing here in berlin as well as around the world is people coming out and saying no to genetically modified foods monsanto itself says it makes disease resilient crops that need less water to grow the company also maintains many people already consume genetically modified food with no ill effects jeffrey smith though who's written extensively about the dangers of what he calls franken foods says it could be further from the truth. when you look at the animal feeding studies of genetically engineered foods the american academy of environmental medicine they said there's gastrointestinal problems immune system problems excel aerated aging organ damage reproductive disorders there's massive infant mortality multiple massive tumors early death there are so many things that
are going wrong with the animals that are being fed g m o's and now we're seeing those things rising in the u.s. population seems to have those who introduced the current generation of g m o's has nothing to offer feeding the hungry world eradicating poverty so this is just been a public relations ban and they spent two hundred fifty million dollars over five years trying to convince americans that they needed to accept g m o's because it would feed the world i ask farmers all the time what do you think about santa even those farmers that use monsanto seeds often hate monsanto or fear might send or both so that's why i'm standing has been continuously voted as the most evil company on the planet year after year with stiff competition. riot police dispersed protests against the sunni ruling monarchy in bahrain's capital my nama the rally started at a funeral of a shia detainee who died in
a prison hospital security forces reportedly use buckshot tear gas and sound grenades injuring several protesters doctor not a diy the head of the bahraini and rehabilitation antiviolence organization says police often target shia funerals. it's a it's getting like a common practice by the security forces that practice your nose the be patient specially the if you did one is this really going to lead to a political. comedy and is that mysteries the mass joining the if you know there are many. attack and happen at the common practice. taking a look now at some other stories making global headlines a stampede at a bridge a hindu temple in northern india killed at least one hundred ten pilgrims or over one hundred others also injured as huge crowds attended
a religious festival there reports say police used to toms to restore order but that caused even more panic stampedes the stampede started when a group claimed the bridge was about to collapse in order to speed up queuing. in iraq at least forty two people killed dozens wounded in multiple bombings across the country most of the blast happened in busy markets and bus stations not clear yet who was behind the killings but militant groups including al qaeda have carried out similar attacks in the past according to the u.n. more than five thousand people have been killed in militant attacks this year alone . having amassed a three trillion dollar war chest chinese firms have gone on a shopping offensive in europe over the worry over the weekend it was reported beijing is close to a multi-billion dollar deal to snap up shares in the u.k.'s nuclear industry that even london's iconic black cabs have been spared the interest of cash rich chinese businesses or he's probably boyko reports. this time last year it looked like the
iconic london cap would be consigned to the history books after its may cut the financially troubled london taxi company went into administration chinese manufacturer g.t. which already owns volvo has stepped in and bought the company for eleven million pounds the factory is now back in business this part of the assembly process is called the marriage of the carriage where the shape of the tag. meets with the shafi of the taxi here it is the marriage between the chinese manufacturer and he on the london taxi company that managed to save a british icon from going out of production g.-d's pledged to invest a hundred and fifty million pounds into the coventry based business over the next five years promising to create jobs and develop new engines so the future really previously when we were a company the financial resources to continue to develop the product as we would like to. gives us the ability to develop.
which we could have only dreamed of financial analysts have called it a win win situation the london cab comes back from the brink of extinction while a major chinese manufacturer gets to invest in an exciting new project but what does it say about the state of british industry business secretary vince cable called the chinese buyout a clear demonstration of the strength of the british car industry but the london cap is just the latest in a raft of u.k. businesses being sold off to foreign companies cadres chocolate is now american. indian and the british airports authority spanish to some it represents a hollowing out of corporate britain and i'm happy that it's not but it shows government policy for a long time now as encourage foreign companies to take over our british companies and what that means is that our british companies are not competitive across the globe. so we're not putting in the right tax policies we're not dealing with
regulation that hinders these companies welcome to have new investment it always is in the long term this takes away economic productivity from this country it means that stuff and job some are liable to go because there's allegiance between the companies that are owned by foreign entities and their country rather than brisson pieces but i can see three of the forty years in a scene the london taxi company through several british. i hopped in for a ride and asked him how he feels about turning chinese is a shame that it's not owned by a british company but it's better to then go into the wall a dynamic the companies that are still british they won't be faced with and you see . i see london. let's have a look now at some of china's a recent investments as polly just mentioned in two thousand and ten a chinese automaker flush with cash decided it would be easier to buy out sweden's troubled volvo than compete with it in january last year would have germany's
premier concrete pump makers also fell to beijing's riches the same month the italian law talian yacht builder for ready was scooped up by a company controlled by the communist regime if you weeks later french fashion brand sonia rykiel was taken over by a hong kong based firm in keeping with the growing fondness for luxury roger nightingale founder of an economic strategy consultancy firm says many european countries believe chinese investment may pose a threat. a lot of european countries are very nervous about except seeing chinese cash who they are many of them and i think you find this in southern europe you find it in france you find it to some modest degree in germany also some countries think that they are threatened if china buys into their industrial base my own view is that that is entirely wrong my own view is that the industrial base of these countries will fail if you don't get the investment into
them that will allow them to raise their productivity and to raise raise the profile of their products it's something comparable to that which afflicted the africans earlier they think that by selling out their assets they actually somehow undermine their capacity to have an economy that is viable in the future i think they're wrong but time will tell. the olympic torch has started long journey to sochi in the two thousand and fourteen winter games after the lighting ceremony in red square last week the flame embark on a four month relay that will cover more than sixty five thousand kilometers across russia and even into space lit in greece it was taken to russia by plane last sunday and it was a scored a red square by a two hundred strong cavalcade of bikers president putin personally lit the ceremonial cauldron kicking off the relay the torch toward moscow for two days and then set off on it's a fake epic trip across the country it'll visit nearly three thousand cities and
towns scale russia's tallest peak and this send to the bottom of its deepest lake will even go for a space walk for the first time in history and on the seventh of february two thousand and fourteen it will end up at the stadium in sochi to herald the start of the winter games you can enjoy the highlights and see reports from the relay ceremony on our website r t. i'm coming up as protesters voice their anger at the biotech firm on sunday we take a look at the genetically modified crops corporations say can save the world from a hunger crisis stay with us. i'm talking obviously about edward snowden and you know that some americans believe he's a hero they believe he is
a criminal what he's done i believe you said hero of my belief he's driven from his heart that he feels some goodness that he wants to be truthful to the american people that he believes in and loves his country america so strongly and i wish that somebody five in the same situation i hope that i have the courage to do the same thing. actually nothing very good has happened in afghanistan the last twelve years and that's something western media and political leaders don't like to talk about anymore well there's really no actual practicing democracy to speak of in afghanistan what you have is kleptocratic corrupt. state but we should reframe the question so as long as just stays there there will be violence there will be chaos because there's an occupying power. again that you know the u.s. wants to keep of.