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world's attention to the place that some gulag of our time. i turned towards the two story bridge in the car exploded my neighbor admitted killing me was a direct order he received as the number of deaths from terror attacks in iraq stays towards new tragic records documents the surge in civilian casualties with an in-depth database on the growing terror. what we're looking at now part specifically from terror attacks this year all lone and the figures while the figures speak for themselves. also the spirits are high in geneva as a long awaited breakthrough in nuclear talks with iran seems closer than ever but israel's far from happy about the impending agreement. the international community got a bad deal this is a very. big. and britain has declared
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a global hub of financial secrecy is banks responsible for hiding a huge share of the world's unties cash traced to the country's paul for an independent report. very good even when it's kevin and it's just past ten pm here in moscow this is r.t. international first that iraq suffers the worst surge of violence in years with the number of those killed rising almost every day now with civilian casualties often not even making it to the mainstream headlines anymore he's decided to launch a special online project to help keep track of them. and at least thirty seven more people were killed friday in suicide bombings across the country can offer ports next on how the spike in terror attacks is destroying
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any hopes the iraqis might have had for peace. a journalist from baghdad abdul razzaq has grown used to being in the center of events but never before did he become the story himself until one day he was driving to work when suddenly. i turned towards the two storey bridge and the car exploded and i became conscious only twelve days later finding my leg was amputated. he survived but was shocked again after finding out who was behind the attack my neighbor admitted being an al qaeda member since two thousand and seven he said killing it was a direct order that he received that. this issue we should be in iraq has long gone beyond six months because it has become clear iraq has become subjected to a war of genocide by terrorists were the target in all spheres of life. last week mr maliki met with president obama and the two leaders agreed iraq was in urgent
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need of help would be signs general statements nothing concrete came out like how to save people's lives on the ground. anyone who walks in the streets at any moment they face a car bomb a motorcycle bomb or an explosive belt and any moment anyone may be killed. it's ten or eleven years now that they're talking about the new security plan but nothing changes in the situation is only getting worse. and neither new checkpoints arrests and more constant operations seem to be enough to gain control it's nearly impossible to establish exactly how many civilians were killed in iraq since the u.s. led invasion in two thousand and three and many became casualties during military operations including shootouts and a shelling some died due to a lack of healthcare and ruined infrastructure but what we're looking at now are deaths specifically from terror attacks this year alone and the figures well the figures speak for themselves you've got this kind of r t moscow. and serb figures
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they are folks of tambor was the deadliest month so far with more than twelve hundred lives lost according to the widely quoted or did iraq body count which indeed is one of the world's largest public databases on civilian deaths in iraq it shows a total of over one hundred thousand civilians died a violent death in the country since the start of the u.s. led invasion back in two thousand and three and many military experts say it's that very armed intervention that's led to al qaeda is rapid right in the country with around for thousands of blowing themselves up over the past decade. they're also figures that show that it's becoming deadlier by the month two artes cooperating with a rag body count and is launched an online project it's called iraq twenty thirteen a year of carnage laura smith smokes one of the sites co-founders about what's driving their work and how they find the accurate data. a prominent u.s. general said of the war in afghanistan we don't do body counts it's too hard they
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said to get accurate information out of such chaos so others stepped in believing the human cost of war must be counted the iraq body count was born and according to the website's figures this year has been the deadliest in iraq since two thousand and eight have a dog to co-found how many why this upsurge in violence more than seven thousand people have been killed this year well there's a variety of factors but one of the thoughts is that we tend to focus on because we are looking at the rise and the statistical rise and this is the cycle of violence one of the things that we've observed is that as the violence rises you get more reason for the lines to rise read yet again on the same day as the boston bombing there were fifty five lives lost in iraq and three hundred people injured but we didn't hear anything about it because it's just accepted as normal for iraq is this is that's what iraqis do in this new form of freedom the government here and in
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iraq seem very reluctant to publish any kind of civilian death toll it's embarrassing and it's obvious it doesn't paint a very good picture of iraq or their. handling of management of the violence in the country the government say it's just too difficult to get the figure but you seem to manage how do you do it will most of the information we get is from these sort of small news wire type reports in iraq the media reports and so on the really make the news that the norden news consumer would see in other words it takes a research effort to pull together all these small reports that come from different parts of the country and list what you would think of a small events a year of carnage then in iraq and if you want accurate information about what's going on just go to our website ortiz doing a special project with iraq body count going take a look from friday. some experts familiar with the situation in iraq claim the blame for the lies with the iraqi government and the international community for
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not putting enough pressure on it. why the government is failing because the politics that is being played by the prime minister mr maliki at the moment it's feeding into the various sectarian fighting it's feeding into the terrorists. here that somehow everybody keeps on blaming al qaeda i think it's really this is really wrong to do so because it's diverting the actual attention they're voting their attention from the actual problem the failure of the government. the police authorities to the sectarian based rather than national one they don't exchange information but i think the problem at the present moment is that most of the governments in the world treating the current regime in iraq as if it's a normal regime it only concentrates on the regimes they don't like whether it's money or syria or sudan or whatever but everybody seems to be quite happy to deal
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with the with the iraqi regime and just remind you to see that timeline of rampant violence in iraq so far this year you can check artie's special online project. margy dot com is launching a special project to mark the appalling scale of violence in iraq. we want you to know. more the news of the day now germany brazil have submitted a draft resolution to the united nations general assembly on safeguarding internet privacy restricting mass surveillance it follows revelations that u.s. intelligence has been monitoring the leaders of both countries and conducting large
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scale spying on their territories but journalist and political analyst moxon wright said told me the move just a political stunt. it's a political guest or it's a sort of symbolic measure our government our german government is doing now to please public opinion if we remember back in june two thousand and thirteen this year when it came out that the us americans were spying on masses of german citizens how our government heading by anglo american told the german that all the things are not is us americans are all of partners and friends is so now when it came out that they spy on merkel it's mobile phone even americans mobile phone the us americans brought our chancellor in a very embarrassing situation because she must feel a trait that of course by washington and i think for her this is enough and now she is under pressure to act because in public she cannot accept that a foreign power is spying on her mobile phone especially when this foreign power
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claims to be our partner. edward snowden disclosures raise new doubts over internet privacy and post a demand for encrypted e-mail services that provided used by snowden himself love a bit was forced to shut that in or goes but spoke to a man who's defy government pressure he says he's created an online oasis secure from prying eyes. we decided to open a data center and here we're taking an exclusive tour through one of the few data companies standing up to the u.s. government in the name of privacy i think we do residential are very well pete ashdown is the owner of x. mission and independent internet service provider based in salt lake city utah this tower here handles most of our e-mail unlike most power players in silicon valley x. mission refuses to give the n.s.a. backdoor access to its networks since nine hundred ninety eight its mission has rejected the u.s. government for more information stored on private servers like these we don't share our information about our customers if you don't have
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a warrant the majority of law enforcement requests ashdown says he's received and refused have been subpoenaed is lacking accountability and necessary approval by a judge this is actually an amiga since launching his company in one thousand nine hundred three ashdown says he's filled no more than two customer data requests from the federal government you're going on the current climate of america's unrestrained surveillance matrix has been facilitated by a corporations who have spent years secretly working with the n.s.a. regulation government contracts and. monetary. compensation are in my opinion the three reasons why they're cooperating ironically utah is probably the most unlikely home for a privacy champion roughly twenty seven miles away from x. mission. is the n.s.a.'s newly constructed one point five billion dollar data
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center i think it's a strain on the tech industry of utah all the n.s.a. activities are a stain on american internet businesses ashdown has vowed to face jail time if that's what's needed to protect his customers from being monitored what surprises this fourth amendment advocate is that big data companies like google won't promise to do the same marina port r.t. utah. come a bit later this hour twisted intentions no it's russia this produces it with neverland final stop greenpeace activists on a dutch relationship from trying to scale it up to go oil rig which resulted in their arrest. with less than a day left no civilian pick torch and box in its first ever space walk on the international space station r.t. goes to washington from the mills were sent to carry. around of six world powers are moving closer to striking a deal which will freeze some of terrans atomic production in return for easing
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sanctions the emerging agreement caused outrage in israel with prime minister netanyahu describing it as a mistake of historic proportions the international community got a bad deal this is a very bad deal the u.s. service seems much more through just about the agreement secretary of state john kerry stopped his tour of the middle east and flew to geneva to take part in the negotiations but earlier a colleague mary joshie spoke with alex l. ski he's a former spokesman for the israeli prime minister and found out it's not just around the cause he's angry televisa days are you perhaps upset that you're losing an ally in all of this i mean by al i mean the united states the talks seem to be progressing and you know maybe that's why israel is so upset well israel is upset because israel does lose understanding here. among the best allies yes and we really hope that you know the superpowers and the united states and europe
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will not see the mistake when it will be too late we hope that there will be smart enough to see it now as you know we have already many unfortunate experience in the twentieth century and we jews exactly remember the history and we don't want it again mistakes as we remember were very very very bad for us and the whole world. you watching are heading to a short break after that we'll look into why britain's overseas territories have become favorite destinations for tax dodgers. what's happened is law enforcement and the national security agency has gone behind our collective backs and tried to accomplish this using the courts in secret and that's truly what the issue is a broken whatever trust and violated whatever trust we may have had and that's the
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real issue and they're going to have to earn that back the hard way. it's a. pleasure to have you with us here on t.v. today i roll researcher. britain's been declared the leading a hub of global tax evasion nice
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a pressure group report says along with his overseas territories the u.k. controls much of the world's unaccounted cash these are some of the findings in the news wall that seems the super rich could be hiding up to thirty two trillion dollars in eighty two countries considered to be tax savings a quarter of those have strong links with the u.k. their british overseas territories crown dependencies and some commonwealth states seeing some of that cash estimated to be about three hundred thirty billion dollars there's no allegedly in the hands of london's bankers two of his police reports next to why the secrecy is so hard to resist. the u.k. government has been bashing tax avoidance for months in fact prime minister david cameron made increasing tax transparency a key issue at the g eight summit that he hosted earlier this year but despite. group cruelty the tax justice network britain is the world's worst offender for financial secrecy twelve of its island dependencies where the queen is the head of
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state by the way ranked among the top fifty most secretive tax jurisdictions in the world the laws relating to these island dependencies such as the cayman islands bemused jersey and guns they have to be approved in london so campaigners say that the onus is on westminster to clean up their act what to talk about the issue i'm joined by salmond shaheen who's the editor of the international tax review magazine simon thank you for joining us well the people that deposit their money in these tax havens do it through entirely legal schemes so what's the fuss about anyway but i think it's a misconception to describe tax avoidance as legal it's just not illegal and the reason for that you say governments have been unable to anticipate the beav schemes employed by multinational corporations and their highly paid accountants and lawyers that they've they've sent across the world to reach out to the best tax feels behind that britain has made
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a lot of steps to improve transparency especially over recent months they've certainly spoken a lot about it are you surprised by these negative rankings i'm not surprised but no i mean the crown dependencies in overseas territories of i've long been considered among the worst offenders of of world tax haven read what is surprising is that the british government not doing very much about today it really needs to get its network of tax havens offshore in the in order some machine thank you very much for joining us well reports that large corporations and super rich individuals have been dodging billions of pounds in taxes through entirely legal loopholes have caused public outrage here so the news that britain has been labeled the world ruler of tax havens is unlikely to be met by cheers of approval ahead. r.t. . i want to get money online as well a virtual currency that can be held but can't be stolen we're talking about of course before you know there's been
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a. police in the dark over who's actually down the road great mystery deepens the home of the u.k. russian secret services resume cooperation severed after the death of the former russian spy in london with security for the sochi winter olympics now bringing with two intelligence communities back together again. tensions are running high between russia and the netherlands which have been sparring over the arrest of those thirty greenpeace activists who attempted to board an up to go rig moscow's not criticize the dutch government for failing to prevent the protest parties to bring what's the latest the russian ministry spokesman has said that the netherlands is to blame for how the situation has unfolded at the moment russia did say that released a statement saying that they actually had ours the netherlands to hold of the ship which was approaching a russian arctic waters the dutch did not do anything the russians decided to take matters in their own hands are resting those are twenty eight activists as well as
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those two journalists who were aboard that vessel they are awaiting trial of course and have been charged now with hooliganism which carries a maximum sentence of fifteen years tensions have been running high between the two countries russia and the netherlands both the diplomats in their respective countries have been tagged going back and forth in terms of the tensions running high in terms of what is going on right now with the greenpeace activists we know that the dutch king is in a mosque if you have to also with the russian president president putin so we'll have to see how it all plays out in the next couple of days if indeed they will be released or if they will stand trial. to vermont say they're using brief british military courts found a rule marine guilty of murdering an afghan prison war two co-defendants requested but the shooter faces life in prison the incident which took place two years ago was captured on the soldier's helmet camera the insurgent was found by three marines after being injured in
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a helicopter attack and was then executed me tracking the strongest typhoon so far this year with their wind speeds of more than three hundred kilometers an hour it's now battering the philippines at least four people have died tens of thousands of other fleet of occupation centers that storm obviously cause power outages and flooding that forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights to people close to you and a mess here as well the train carrying crude oil is partly to railton exploded in the u.s. state of alabama no injuries have been reported thankfully some although has leaked from the rail cars but emergency services say nearby areas are out of danger the rail transport of crude is increased over the last three years with growth in the controversial production of shale oil. clashes in libya have left at least two people dead and around thirty others wounded so after armed militia stormed the capital tripoli to avenge the death of their leader just days before political activist cast his says such lawlessness wasn't possible during the times of colonel
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gadhafi. with the existence of the militias i don't see a bright future those who are out of power if. they can get away with crimes in libya so any crime committed is either forgotten or even to just to get it you see a libya is more crimes committed than their lives his regime the previous regime was a lot better compared to what's going on now in libya we have security we have independence . lots of libyans now even those who. contributed to the so-called evolution. really contributed. the record breaking journey of the twenty four to live there is most unique leg in less than a day we're counted it down here the iconic symbol of the games is set to embark on its first ever space walk an hour to go for a rare chance to speak with the cosmonauts only i assess the international space
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station we're going to be carrying it on his live difference is that mission control for the first time in history the torch of the olympic games will be taken on a spacewalk aboard the international space station we got a chance to speak with the crew up there today so we asked the cause minot's who will take the torch on that space walk how they intend to mark this momentous occasion hi my name's lindsey france from russia today and my question is for a leg cut off and survey results came the phrases that garren and armstrong said on their pioneering space endeavors became historic the famous the whole way or let's go back a darn and the one small step by armstrong have you ever maybe thought of a catchphrase you will use when you take the olympic torch out on its first ever spacewalk. it's true that many of the most memorable moments and marked certain phrases i don't think will be too original here in any
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words that will accompany our space walk with the torch will aim to promote the olympic movement healthy lifestyle and sports all over the world and cosmonauts not the only ones promoting healthy lifestyle ahead of the lympics the moscow metro is now offering a free ride for those who can manage thirty squats out of it then a special machines but installed at an underground station in the russian capital is counting the exercise the each one equally was irritable and rewards those who strive to keep themselves fit with the metro ticket good idea. well if you're not to want to miss our live coverage of elliptic tours being taken into the space walkers said at two forty g.m.t. here on air and online at r.t. dot com as well we're streaming it on air.
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this is an international we thank you for your company more world news for me kevin though in just over thirty minutes time between now and then i see sophie shevardnadze talks to the owner of a love a bit internet mail service about privacy and the lack of its protection in the united states its next. illegal immigration is a hot topic everyone always says that immigrants do the work that no one wants to do well let me explain why that is i would occur just on vacation got into a taxi drawn by a former migrant worker who used to make a living in moscow he told me that he really worked hard driving unloading trucks after five years he came back home and bought a house yes from the seller that russians can't even survive and he was able to buy
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a house employers and russian america say that locals don't want to work are demotivated well want to margaret worker on a salary that could build a bright future one compared to a local who can't even make ends meet while you could see why the migrant workers are a lot more motivated let me put it to you this way if you knew that you had to work five hard years of some awful labor under awful conditions somewhere far away like brazil or germany but would be able to pay off the house would you do it i think you would let's not buy into this myth that locals and country x. don't want to work they just don't want to work at complete futility for table scraps but that's just my opinion. if you us presidents elected to a second term in office and leave the white house successful or even pop. bronc obama is a case in point his poll numbers are low his legislative agenda is in deep trouble and washington's friends and foes around the world do not take him seriously is obama already a lame duck president. hello
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welcome to sophie and co on sophie shevardnadze our guest today calls himself a strict constitutionalist his business suffered in the wake of the n.s.a. leaks scandal why because the service to provide it was believed to have been in use by the person most wanted by the united states at snowden these are the carers who are it's the privacy and the trust of his clients. forced to make a difficult decision which put an end to ten years of hard work. the owner of love a bit has just one goal to defend the american constitution but now his
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freedom is at risk who will win the legal fight the government who wants the keys to privacy or the man who sees himself as the brave holder. our gas is loved our levison founder owner and operator of lab it encrypted mail service that will good morning to you but good evening from us it's great to have you on the show today so your service was barely known before the scandal with edward snowden do you appreciate public attention now that it allows you to put some of your ideas forward or would you rather never have to deal with it. i think i would have rather rather never had to deal with this you know i was quite happy running you know a small business we were successful enough that we didn't have to worry worry about survivability anymore. my primary concern. at the beginning of this
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summer was you know upgrading systems modernizing our servers. deploying a new version of our daemon you know the problems that a business like mine would normally face and now all of the work that i've put into my system over the last ten years is for not. the only thing i can hope is that something positive will come out of out of all of this but like you said your business is smallest so for those who may not know it yet in simple words what is lavabit. we were a email service that was focused on privacy and security and we tended to cater towards heavy e-mail users we were one of the first services to offer pop access one of the first services to offer a map access and by that i mean free pop and free.

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