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well handled in the south of. ukraine's capital is on a knife edge as a riot police reportedly moved on demonstrations signs following the expansion of prussia as a blockade of the government quarter. fresh round of arrests in bahrain brings the total number jailed to nearly three thousand and the almost three year our pricing action has claimed the crackdown is intensifying. on the u.s. defense secretary a rise in pakistan to repat ties between the nations only to face criticism all washington's use of unmanned drone strikes on the civilian death toll that.
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international news live from moscow this is all she international with me. thank you for joining us. tension as a ratcheting up in ukraine with reports that more thoroughly equipped soldiers and special forces are being deployed at protest site and for subway stations and clear have been evacuated following where pools that bombs have been planted bad they antigovernment protests in ukraine's capital are expanding after the opposition called on demonstrators to block a being thai government people have started to build barricades following the so-called millionaire's march on sunday because he's postponed using care following the developments that. despite the fact that the the weather here in kiev has taken a turn for the worse hundreds of protesters still remain in the square behind me
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and hundreds of protesters are continuing their blockades of key governmental buildings now they've used wooden pallets and vehicles to effectively surround the administrative hearts of this country effectively trying to strangle the work of the government without taking over any more buildings by force and i want to see one of the picket lines number of the picket lines on sunday night particularly the one outside the presidential palace and you've got the rather surreal situation on one side of the blockade you have the police not allowing any protesters in and on the other side of the picket line you have the protesters not allowing anyone in or out to do their daily work there their day job so it's it's leaving at times to a rather tense standoff now for their part the ukrainian security services have launched an investigation into what they're calling an attempt to seize power in the country on sunday the opposition also laid out their key demands to the government key among which were the freeing of any protesters who've been arrested throughout the course of these demonstrations the resignation of the government and
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a snap election but despite the opposition cools for the protests in the protestors to remain peaceful sunday also saw some of the opposition movement break rank as masked men tore down a statue a monument to lenin here in k. . as my colleague arena kalisch got reports. then tap birds in smashed the statue of one revolutionary has fallen victim to a new generation of stories they call an e.l.t. evil but somehow take their cue from these methods as lenin did a hundred years before then protesters in kiev have captured a barricade of the handful of civic buildings. right now the scene there is a mix of a refugee camp a gypsy village a hippie hangout. into rock concert with a whole lot of political slogans thrown and. this is what ukrainian opposition
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calls a revolution others though have a different name for it we've seen things happening in ukraine we've seen a storm a government building you see violence he. says of all those being huge crash halfway to government buildings if this was happening been happening from the get that of course the people would be denounced as rioting. maybe given very stiff persistent approaches staffers are getting a financial helping hand from contributors who drop cash into special collection box that has been set up and securities provided by the so-called revolutionary guard and masts and helmets whose job is to ward off hostile forces from the gates of the citadel the movement has been blocking the heart of the city and its major thorold there for two weeks now. here because those who incite you to blockade the cabinet the ministers are absolutely reckless irresponsible people the ministry of finance is in this building the ministry responsible for paying wages to all of
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ukraine stop and think see just salaries doctors pay mergence he said this is all depend on the continued functioning of this government. to know as ailes will protest leaders are certain this paralysis is the right way to go in order to. each their gloria's goal you see a pattern here of of escalation in provocation a very large public provocation a few nights ago they were using chains and tractors and of course the police as police do everywhere reacted with violence what would happen if someone drove a tractor and tried to drive it into the white house lawn you're going to tell me that there wouldn't be violence against the hundred thousand people trying to break into the white house given telescope party here. and as the arena was saying bad tensions in central kiev are being stoked on social networks all sorts of theories are being posted and here's some of the rumor that preceded sunday's mass rally
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that the most widespread messages were about the authorities planning a violent dispersal of protests using certain special forces poured into the capital from other regions the speculation was fuelled further by reports that tongues were also on their way another widespread theory that's been circulating for the past week is that authorities were about to introduce a state of emergency that none of those rumors came true but modern history professor mark almond says it's wrong to underestimate the danger of rivers like that there is a through a rumor mill to create a heightened sense of tension along those who remembered these so-called orange revolution in two thousand and four will remember we were told then that the russian suspects not special forces lurking in the woods in a careful way to correct that they weren't nothing happened so we're seeing a kind of propaganda war psychological war taking place using these rumors of both crackdown domestically and even foreign interference whilst at the same time very
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western new to western governments who. completely ignore the evidence of their own involvement in supporting the opposition providing technical training camps providing financial and other forms of assistance providing a media platform for them and so on. ukraine's protests have changed from being pro e.u. demonstrations and are now mostly anti government but they remain the focus of the tension for european politicians and mark almond told us all searing many of them to independence square first of all we see a parade of losers coming to clear develop the german foreign minister's party was annihilated in the recent german and they lost all the seats kaczynski the former polish prime minister is a loser. saakashvili the president called reviled by the population for his power to talk to the persians coming because it gives them a sense of self-importance but also they're coming because the question passed on
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to those european commission in brussels may terms or see ukraine as a key strategic factor they want to crane to be under their thumb under nato because they are deeply hostile to russia and we are of course following the developments in the ukrainian capital on air and online and also on our web site com you can find the most dramatic photos and videos from the ongoing process. twelve and to government think losing some miners have been arrested in bahrain this brings the total number to twenty eight since the beginning of this month protesters say they quieted down on their movement which started almost three guests ago has called why us in recent months the first violent crackdown was at the beginning of twenty eleven people died during the clashes with police that just
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a month later martial law was declared and the guard troops took the country under control after that time nearly a thousand people had been arrested but the number is now three times as high more than ninety people have been killed since than twenty twelve kicked off with a rally attended by hundreds of thousands of the people's voice was left and heard and here we are now in the twentieth said city bahrain's king decides to toughen the penalties for demonstrators that the result new protests and more arrests every week as are his policy reports. it's the arab spring the forgotten revolution nearly three years have gone by since the people of the reign inspired by the infantry nazir and egypt goes up against an oppressive regime and demanded reform but their uprising was brutally crushed within a matter of weeks who have published their name in the picture for the people who
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sponsored one of the grave human rights violations in my confused brain starting from the small police officer and minister of interior reaching to the king of bahrain who is legally responsible of all the human rights violations there and by free society yusuf elmo have to has been forced to seek refuge in europe because of death threats against him and his family and i gather bahraini activists he criticizes washington and its allies for being quick to condemn crackdowns in some countries while ignoring others oh it's better than the human rights in bahrain and it was said to us it's better than human rights as a diversion or better and so that's where we are a victims. of their better standard because we live in oil last week the global manami dialogue forum pointedly ignored the crackdown u.s. secretary of defense chuck hagel made it clear in his speech that he was more concerned about military matters they want to feel there are some you are really
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body are slaves so that's why they don't want anyone to talk about force you live in the if they give them cross either are losing a lot of them. so very much thanks so far according to amnesty international more than a hundred people have been killed and almost three thousand imprisoned in the bahraini protests many more have been tortured in a crackdown if it means a father moved from the world's attention policia our teen. and bahraini politician. i was arrested this autumn says authorities that sending a clear signal to a protest is just to have way. the problem back then is very basic to understand we have absolutely. concentrated been behind families and we need dollars or thirty years to be shared. by the people in the through an inclusive political system that
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is retaining the power to the people rule of law was never meant to have an illegal law compared to the international community stand and your own forces biased police and courts that is what people are you so it was just part of the punishment part of the fields today accusation of the activists not to join the movement that calling for simple rights universal rights of their people to be equal to have big need to participate in political system and to have the bloc meant that despaired with everyone. it was all saying to national and still to come on the program. the columns have shaken so hard it's actually pulled the tram if you look around here also he speaks to texans warren about the effects of walking after a few hours a great of locals dazed and confused. on
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the war in the water because the british government is accused of attacking trade unions after altering an investigation into protesting time. washington so-called peace process to resolve the israel palestine conflict has produced little if any results in fact the palestinians are experiencing excel in way to the legal and seizures is it time to accept a one state solution and or look to global institutions like the un to replace the current negotiating framework.
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palladius street cleaner zoom love with a waitress i go on stage managing that there's an audience i used to take drugs and drink like a fish the middle east told me about the circus but i was such a punk i was like what circus. circus so clearly didn't run and would break down stereotypes about kids from disadvantaged backgrounds. dramas that can't be ignored. stories others refuse to notice. places change the world writes never.
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old picture posts long distance from around the globe the focus. and again this is a national welcome by on taxes has been a hit by asian quakes in the last month alone scientists are linking the tremors to fracking the relatively new process of extracting shale gas from the ground under one of the earth was literally shaking under the feet of nervous locals and she corporations and the government are unshaken and their decision to keep on drilling . now reports. the columns have shaken so hard it's actually pulled the tram if you look around here rebecca williams is showing me the cracks
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in her home after a series of earthquakes shook the area she has lived here for almost a decade and had never experienced an earthquake until fracking begin in her neighborhood i never know when the next one's going to hear it i don't sleep at night because they keep me awake at night it seems like a lot of them happened during the wee hours of the morning or in the middle of the night to texas real world commission the local agency that regulates the oil and gas industries trying to the residents. it claims there is no direct link between the recent troubles and fracking injection wells in the area but locals are not convinced it's a lot like living next to a time bomb but there's no timer on it because we aren't being told when the fracking is going to start or what the emergency purpose you gers are in place if something does happen and so you're just constantly sitting and waiting and wondering is today the day is today the day so small a juice with the u.s. geological survey say fracking regularly triggers small earthquakes they foresee an
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even greater danger from wastewater disposal which involves pumping millions of gallons of water contaminated by chemicals deep underground where experts say it puts pressure on seismic faults and. says the slip but despite seismologist warnings fracking wells keep popping up just a few steps away from private homes and even community water wells nobody knows about any of this until it's too late and if i already have it. even though the government is not concluded studies on how fracking can affect the environment well operations are in full swing here in texas there are thousands of them impossible to miss and it seems no study can get in the industry's way if in fact you're asking the question of whether something could happen to halt shale production the united states i think it is highly unlikely it is extremely beneficial to the national economy striking has been largely responsible for the boom in u.s. energy production but many like her because they could be left to pay the price for
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her every week there was another tremor and another crack in her house she says she can't even sell it and leave the area we would have never moved here if we would have thought that all of this was going to go up and we were going to live in the middle of a wasteland we would have never moved here and now are stuck while energy companies are rubbing their hands in the anticipation of gigantic profits from fracking people who live just steps away from gas wells or increasingly fearful about the water that they drink about the land that their homes are standing on and they don't trust the government assessment of the damage from fracking because they say the oil and gas industry will make sure that no conclusive study comes out even if it does come out that it doesn't become a basis for effective regulations in texas i'm going to check on or. and let's write down for you why
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a people are so worried about flood many believe that chemicals used in this parses could accumulate in the soil causing and even add pollution oxers claimed there are over a thousand documented cases of comp time a nationwide training sites the health risks could include sensory and or spirit. and from norm the dangers of fracking had told website dot com. and also that at our website a record high of radiation levels at fukushima. with x. then saying it could kill an exposed human interest twenty minutes on altie dot com we've got more details on this and other problems would make plaguing the crippled nuclear site. journey into the juvenile slower says the drama as a government overreach to react to revelations from wiki leaks like scared to be tells a reaching to a sudden daylight one of all that online. right
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. first. and i think. pakistan's prime minister has expressed deep concern about u.s. drone strikes in his country just as the u.s. defense secretary a rise for talks in islamabad unmanned air strikes in the region have claimed hundreds of lives this is the first drone was going to almost ten years ago journalist muna had been as an islam about four. but this is the first visit by the u.s. defense secretary. to pakistan in four years which shows how much the u.s.
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wants to build a relationship with pakistan and ease tensions which have been occurring over these drone attacks you know recently nationwide protests have been occurring in pakistan america insists that these drone strikes are essential include terrorists despite pakistani protests saying it's not a threat to national security and i tacked on their sovereignty as well recently a family from pakistan travels to washington and spoke to congress and told them about their story and the impact it all strikes have had on their lives there have been recently confided of our sharif and president obama in washington and the drone strikes have still continued many politicians and analysts and one and journalists wondering what will be the outcome of today's talks and whether that is actually any point in chuck hagel visit and i don't think will be result because so
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far nothing have. under another world news this hour in indonesia passenger train collided with a truck carrying gasoline at a rail crossing at least seven people died and twenty were such a strict marriages derailed and all fire so interest from other posters were able to climb free because of the accident is being investigated. following sustained flashes in bangkok thailand prime minister have to dissolve parliament and cold new elections in february next year despite that around one hundred thousand demonstrators have gathered fresh rallies it will be prime minister and cabinet to step down and not to have an interim administration was triggered by an amnesty bill for the next prime minister al sadr in two thousand and six on charges of abuse of power and he's also the current leaders brought that. the death of
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an indian man after a bus hit him sparked severe riots in singapore's little india district hundreds holding rocks at police and torched cars at least sixteen people were hurt most of them officers and there were twenty seven a red this is the first rioting in singapore. let's go marchin brazil ended with fierce fighting between hundreds of rival fans at least three people were seriously injured and taken to hospital riot police fired rubber bullets to break out of the trouble front violence has become common in the country raising security concerns ahead of next year's world cup. the british prime minister is accused or waging a war on trade unions after he launched an inquiry into one organizations tried to talk takes david cameron wants a review over an industrial standoff at her or a plant in scotland which almost led to the fire trace closure so far for half the details for us. it was the end does feel the speech that almost cost thousands of
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people their jobs and sparks union protests the g. comparisons the aggressive tactics of the nine hundred seventy s. but the particular cool plank range from out there scotland's process in eels has since reached an agreement with the unite union involved in that dispute but it doesn't end the prime minister david cameron has launched an independent inquiry into the union's behavior of the scenes that were described as intimidating bully like tactics and mood style behavior when protesters gathered outside managers houses and the now infamous inflatable rats well the inquiry is also going to be looking at the employers behavior but the union unite have dismissed the inquiry as a tool the stunt whilst others despite this is union bashing well earlier we spoke to one british trade union leader bob crow to find out what he feels about it and some of these chief executives and managers. around the place which you know exam
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of them who go to church on a sunday and say that they believe in fairness and equality but as i was going around. michael moore's movie for working people then we've got the whites who protest and the facts and. what's really happened is that the government marries since up the commission really suppression. and. they want. to call to action we would love to think you know. it's i will persuade people. vested interests you've got a vested interest in the employer concerned is making mommy mommy mommy expensive. and so hence the reason why. i've only got one really tall. to strike or to for interest like that is to prove. the jungle of capital.
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and back to the ukrainian capital now and you're looking at live pictures that protest the say that preparing for bill sources to attempts to disperse the on to government demos tensions were stoked by the deployment of the military under riot police at protest sites which officials say is a routine procedure to replace offices that have been there until now the anti-government run is in kiev have expanded it with demonstrations blockading the entire government force and demanding a snap election people have started building barricades blocking our existence said it buildings following the so-called march on sunday live pictures from the key of the knob but according to some reports ukraine opposition is set to protect independence square from police as government special forces reportedly deployed to central kiev. and of course we're back with more news in about thirty minutes time
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but before that debate show crosstalk with peace about. just a version of four leaders like alexander lukashenko or vladimir putin just showed up at an e.u. protest all giri greece are hungry to urge people to leave the e.u. and join up with eurasian customs union obviously the big media would be on fire screaming that this is part of the to do you say democracy and still the country's away some sort of imperialist agenda or you know what they might be right about that but the weird thing is that for some reason the mainstream media isn't talking about foreign politicians speaking to and or possibly educating protesters in ukraine like speaker of the lithuanian parliament florida grows in india vice
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president just protests. and former polish pm jaroslav kaczynski yeah the european union brassfield is just fine for their politicians to go to foreign countries and fire up protestors to start a pro e.u. revolution but then all their journalist write about is how russia is trying to put pressure on ukraine to not join the e.u. the obvious hypocrisy of this stinks all the way up the moscow but that's just my opinion. talking about language as well but i will only react to situations i have read the reports. but no i will leave them to the states to comment on your latter point. secure because are you talking no. thank you no more weasel words. when you need a direct question be prepared for
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a change when you. get ready for a. critical speech. and the freedom to. follow unwelcome across we're all things considered on peter lavelle palestine and the road ahead washington so-called peace process to resolve the israel palestine conflict has produced little if any results in fact the palestinians are experiencing excel aerated illegal land seizures palestine is quickly being wiped off the map is it time to accept a one state solution and or look to global institutions like the un to replace the current negotiating framework.


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