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the u.n. security council doubles the number of peacekeepers in south sudan amid reports of mass civilian deaths will look out whether the foreign clamor for the african states oil as among the factors tearing it apart. three year old girl was killed and ten civilians injured in an israeli strike in gaza as the i.d.f. rolls out tanks troops and warplanes intervene against sniper attacks on the border . and islands crisis has been declared over but for homeowners it's anything but. i couldn't do anything at all if you think i was this dish. i have no way i wish. to speak to the people whose lives have been shattered by the banks in a country where one of five mortgages are overdue. we have never evaluation how
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much this is costing in the motional and the terms. what you are to international coming to live from moscow eleven am here on marina josh welcome to the program the u.n. security council has unanimously approved a plan to double the number of peacekeepers in south sudan more than twelve thousand international troops and thirteen hundred police will be protecting civilians in the african state which has seen deadly clashes break out between rival armed factions over the past two weeks are just worried up or deny reports from new york. the security council after a meeting also condemned the fighting and violence against civilians and ethnic communities that have caused hundreds of deaths across south sudan and raise concerns for the world's newest country is on the brink of
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a civil war the un says that investigators discovered a mass graves in the rebel held city of two with fourteen bodies at one site twenty bodies at a nearby site but the possibility of there being either even a third site now tens of thousands of people have fled the country amid fighting between rebels that are supporting former vice president riek machar and president salva gears forces so you have forces loyal to the president and vice president now clashing the fighting began last week in the capital of juba and then spread to other cities in south sudan well you have to remember that south sudan is a young country and a civil war is what initially caused breakaway from the north you know the united states campaigned for it some experts believe that washington's enthusiasm for south sudan autonomy had less to do with humanitarian issues and more to do about the south sudanese oil reserves now the irony right now is that no matter which way
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you slice it the international community has another crisis on its hands that may be costly and complicated the country's top u.n. humanitarian official said the death toll from the past ten days has surpassed one thousand but added that there's no official firm counts it may be more it may be less nobody knows what we do know is that the violence is spreading and spreading quickly. and apart from the u.n. peacekeeping force washington is sending marines closer to south sudan the state department says they will assist in the evacuation of american citizens from the area if needed by patrick a news wire editor of a human is a key was says the u.s. needs to make sure this doesn't go any further. the problem is they're a young country they have very limited infrastructure they're really not a viable state in regard to.
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its capacity provide services to people and i think it was extreme tragedy that sudan was brought out it would have possibly would have been better to have done as an autonomous region as part of a broader a republican. but the united states as well as the state of israel purged the republic of south sudan to break away but the united states has to be very careful because if they enter on a broader level i think it very well be bogged down in a guerrilla war and a civil war and they could lose a substantial amount of troops as well as military equipment in the fighting and coming up a look at one of the stories that defined twenty thirteen. or simple villagers who are stuck in a war that we didn't ask for we live in constant fear of another strike artemia it's the people who paid a devastating prize for america's drone strikes
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a campaign that's supposed to be cleanly taking out terrorists and that's how here in our team. and the syrian government lashes out of the rebel forces foreign backers saying they are encouraging attacks on chemical weapons damp it was while the country struggles to play by the rules and get rid of its toxic stockpile. and israeli air strike in gaza has killed at least one person a young girl and injured ten other civilians tanks and infantry were also involved in the attack the forces moved in in response to the fatal shooting of an israeli man by palestinian sniper he was a civilian contractor working for the army repairing a fans on the border with gaza artist kevin no one discussed the israeli airstrikes with u.k. based the fans consult. and he believes the army's reaction will only escalate the situation. as usual is disproportionate and overwhelming force being used against people who effectively live in a cage area the israelis they have
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a ratio figure where for every one israeli killed i think there figure is about a thousand palestinians must pay the price of a how or you know if this is what they have a right do they to respond when one of their nationals is killed. absolutely but there are political means or there diplomatic means that they can use. to deescalate the situation rather than use disproportional force f. fourteen aircraft. combat troops are not a proportional response to a people who have no effective army and cannot fight back now with twenty thirteen drawing to a close we at r.t. have been looking at the main events that shaped the year. these are called to be here braving the elements in order to stand up to us oil giants share. this comes after
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a massive hunger strike that returned the world's attention to the place that sums up the gulag of our times. is an undeclared global battlefield in which young and just one of the front lines . well in the tribal zones of yemen and pakistan people will be hoping the new year brings some respite after nearly a decade of u.s. drone strikes despite repeated claims from the white house that these anti terrorist attacks are pinpoint the aerial civilian death toll seems to suggest otherwise in the latest incident up to seventeen people were killed in a rural wedding ceremony in yemen as he's lucic often of reports on the human price
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of america's war. the locals call it death in the skies in pakistan's northwest tribal region an american drone as seen from the ground it's become the weapon of choice in the u.s. war on terror and this is the damage it can wreak under president obama more than three hundred such strikes on pakistani soil against alleged al qaeda and taliban suspects. but ordinary civilians also pay a price says this man is one of them i mean a lot was on his way to work at a mine near his village when a drone struck the area he lost his leg in the attack three other miners who were with them lost their lives we live in constant fear of another strike of theirs we are simple villagers who are stuck in a war that we didn't ask for or it's a hopeless feeling or to be deaf is above our heads all the time. although the attack took place three years ago i mean the law says the pain is still severe the sight of his injuries upsets his children meanwhile depression anxiety and
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lingering fear have pushed him to take up tranquilizer pills and modify it in the name arrogance should be able to tell an ordinary person from a television leader what they should know who they are killing the what did we do to deserve this. this is my. own arctic it's a question echoed by now darren who lost part of his hearing short term memory and nearly his foot on. the drones shockwave was so intense that it threw us outside far from the place where we were sleeping after several minutes there was another strike and it killed many more people attorneys out of bar has sued both the u.s. and pakistan on behalf of the civilian victims he says there are the voiceless people have gone isolated by geography and politics by simply call it a concentration camp that you have built a wall of. military and militants and behind that wall you keeping more than eight hundred thousand people who are not allowed to come out and no one from the
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rest of the country is allowed to go in and that's a kind of tree which u.s. is using to use and test its drone program in many ways the epicenter of the cia's highly classified drone program is a black hole on the map a region of pakistan off limits to outsiders especially westerners no evidence of the drone strikes is almost impossible to get but these four smuggled to islam about from the tribal areas there are believed to be fragments of actual hellfire missiles were true from a war zone most americans never get to see the fragments collected by a local journalist who spent years documenting the civilian toll of drone especially on children just images of the living and the dead for nor its personal . enemies. whenever my three year old daughter hears a plane she runs inside and won't sleep that night the children here have been traumatized by the drones the sound of
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a doorbell and shot is enough to terrify them all. and that fear can turn to anger a new generation radicalized by the war by carrying out drone strikes killing innocent people who are not part of the conflict you're just why did the conflict you're giving the reason to people who were not part of the conflict to become part of the complete azamgarh as of course this is make me hate the americans we are angry and want revenge they've destroyed our lives my parents my wife my children we all see america as our worst enemy now while promising to rein in their use the white house says drones are both legal and effective. politics. on. us. when translated by defense that's cold comfort for the victims you see captain of
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pakistan and i've drawn campaigner newmyer believes there you see all of us our man strikes is questionable to say the least. we're seeing actual legislative bands coming out of countries where drone strikes actually happen the yemeni parliament has asked for a ban on drone strikes the pakistani national assembly passed asked for a ban on drone strikes when we hear about the drone strike that happened in pakistan that did end up getting the second commander in chief. in pakistan and you know you see everyone saying well you know the drone program is great this happened but we also have to keep in mind that he's been proclaimed killed at least four different times by drone strikes prior to this one so who died in those drone strikes that happened before this one that finally worked i think those are the questions that we need to ask when we think retrospectively about the many times the drones have supposedly killed people.
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welcome back to watching our teen a national crisis may be just about over in ireland but for irish homeowners it's still tough keeping the walls from the door up to twenty percent of mortgage payments are overdue with families across the country being forced out when their homes are repossessed one homeowner told r.t. says our celia how she lives in fear of the banks. most people here remember the cold to tiger with this sense of known cawley economic boom time for the mid ninety's up until two thousand and seven that went bust in no small way the arm for the structure behind me would have been the offices of the anglo irish bank one of the struggling banks that was effectively nationalized it was a stark reminder of the property boston the ensuing banking crisis and the painful austerity that continues to today and for some irish families though there is also
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a daily reminder of the threat or reality of losing their homes we had a mortgage was very high on the value the property was falling below the mortgage so i ended up with a cash offer five hundred passengers and two thousand and eleven and i was delighted but the banks refused to accept the offer because there wasn't more which was eight hundred i climb with the rears so instead they prefer terms of course and repossessed the house while arlen may have officially exited its bailout it's still mired in debt and the end of september almost one in five home loans worth a total of twenty five billion euros were still not being fully repaid homeless organization focus arland estimates that sixteen families lose their homes each month in the capital the banks have had a catastrophic effect on data activity with art and on business to paralyze the entire nation they have failed to deal with the mortgage crisis but coming up a creative solutions we can measure how much the bailout has cost us in monetary terms we have never evaluation how much this is cost us in emotional and mental
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health terms i could barely push. one food for the other because i just i just couldn't sleep not so i could think about things i get up to the school run i've been going to bed again and you know i couldn't do anything at all if you think i was this dish. i had no way out a new law was passed in december which would automatically discharge a person from bankruptcy after three years as opposed to the current twelve year term personal insult and see arrangements can also be made for those with mortgages and other debt with this perhaps there's a glimmer of hope for people like julia open to bankruptcy christians. you know what it's like and the reason why i'm hoping to be bankrupt christmas is that i can start again we become what i was before does or soon you're r t r land and coming out and the program here in our national the freedom to ban american schools and
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libraries have blacklisted around fifty books this year mostly on race and sex issues and the censor is now have their sights on hundreds more titles stay with us for expert opinion on that. and a line and sinker japan's fishing industry is doing all it can to prove its catch is fit for eating almost three years on from the fukushima nuclear disaster. the syrian government says that foreign powers backing the rebels are leaking information on the locations of chemical weapons sites and encouraging attacks on their own opposition fighters eight of bile coddling factions reportedly launched assault on two such facilities over the weekend the strikes were repelled by the army by com at an easy time for syria as it struggles to meet international deadlines to rid itself of chemical arms the rise of islamic extremist factions there is something that russia's top diplomat described as the number one hurdle hampering an if political solution to serious almost three year old war sergei
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lavrov spoke exclusively to r.t. . all year to cover there were lots of things to discuss it brought russia several diplomatic victories including the chemical arms deal with syria geneva two is the next step and according to mr elaborate of preconditions from the syrian opposition remain among the key obstacles including the one for president assad to step down something that the west is now moving away from the threat of jihadists coming to power and setting up a caliphate is the number one problem and the realisation is dawning that regime change is not the way to resolve this problem oh western partners are becoming increasingly clear about this there are also changes in russia's relations with the west and apparently there are signals for more transparent and trustworthy ties on both sides but of called warming talent he is still something that moscow has to deal with. some nato members have a phobia against russia which is really sad this leads to some of our european
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partners still wanting to keep the dividing lines within europe and even move these lines eastward is that a country should either be with them or against them in the commons for last november's nato drills near russia's western warders the largest in ten years six thousand troops from all member states as well as finland sweden and ukraine practiced defending the baltics from an identified threat from the east while president putin is question of what was the point of still planning to build an anti missile defense system in europe without a threat from iran still hasn't been properly answered by washington there aren't any firm guarantees the system want to be aimed at russia either you've got this kind of r t moscow. well you can catch the full version of our exclusive interview with the russian foreign minister on our website r.t. dot com also online today we report on the final preparations for the burial of a legend russia's mourning in the death of me a kalashnikov an inventor of the a k forty seven a gun that changed the face of warfare for good or ill.
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plus find out how the english heavy metal band are in maiden has been cashing in on pirates by staging concerts where their songs were illegally downloaded the most. i know is c.n.n. the most. news lately but the fact is i admire their commitment to cover all sides of the story just in case one of them happens to be. that was funny but it's close enough for the truth from the might think. it's because one whole attention and the mainstream media work side by side with you actually on here. and our teenagers we have a different approach. because the news of the world just is not this funny
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i'm not laughing dammit i'm not how. you guys talk to the jokes well handled in the sense that. well the back you're watching r t international japan's seafood industry says it's blighted by contaminated catches nearly three years after the fukushima nuclear disaster polluted surrounding land and waterways that can't convince customers their fish is safe even though the authorities insist they're doing their level best to show it's got a grip on the problem. reports. work doesn't stop in the port of saumur despite being just a few kilometers from areas still ravaged by the twenty eleventh's tsunami and still contaminated by radiation seafood of all shapes and sizes lands here several
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times a day not only fish has traditionally been the integral part of the japanese culture but also one of its prized acts boards last year alone the exporting companies pocketed more than two billion u.s. dollars however there are serious concerns now this particular cat was made in the waters of the bush team on nuclear power station after it became known that he drawling system at the fukushima nuclear power plant was severely radiated fears grew that the contamination could be spreading into the pacific there are significant contamination in the bottle sediment especially in the paul and the rebirth system so we can find a very very high concentration of the right. fish factories around the fukushima prefecture now have to take radiation measurements but despite lab workers assuring us the fish was free of any harmful particles were taken samples from every cage we make and if we ever find even the slightest trace of radiation will destroy the
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whole catch so far there has been none of this species safe and even the nuclear plant operator tepco is standing firm that the nearby waters are clear of radiation this edition is pretty much on the control we've built fance is not polluted ground while there is a leak into the ocean we were surprised to learn that most of the seafood we saw at the port of soma will never make it to the shelves of fish markets or restaurant tables. most of the fish caught within the thirty kilometer radius is thrown into the garbage because it is radiated and tepco is paying local fishermen for it so they're happy and keep silent some of it though makes it to stores but only locally seafood firms here are under threat and there are five reflectors possibly affected by contamination in the sea accounting for almost forty thousand tons of fish per year but things may get even worse as the third anniversary of the fukushima disaster approaches south korea has become the first country to bear the japanese
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fish and seafood imports an extra shift t.r.t. reporting from japan. now is take a look at some other stories from around the world egyptian police have arrested one a prime minister who served under the deposed president mohamed morsi is the tension was ordered after record ruling in july this year sentencing him two year in prison for failing to nationalize a textile company the former premier was seized in a mountainous area were he was trying to flee to sit down with a group of smugglers. and the rocket have reportedly exploded in the center of afghanistan's capital kabul badly one then three policeman local media say the blast struck near square where there are a number of military and diplomatic buildings it's not yet known who was responsible for the attacks. here storms have caused a power outage london's gatwick airport leaving thousands of passengers stranded on christmas day twenty six flights have been cancelled in the north terminal with
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manny passengers complaining of been left in the dark about when they will be able to travel south of the country has been the hardest hit with a hundred and fifty thousand homes left without power. forty nine books have been banned in schools and libraries across the u.s. in two thousand and thirteen at fifty percent jump from the prius here and want to books mostly deal with racial and sexual issues or are written by minorities according to make health director of anti-censorship group project censored the trad is widespread and even targets some history textbooks there's a lot of different types of books that are quote unquote banned and in fact in two thousand and twelve there were over four hundred challenges since the banned books week started as a project in the united states they're going over eleven thousand challenges to books to try to get books out of classrooms and off of shelves and basically it's it's a simple issue in terms of censorship it's people to try to control information and
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trying to control access to not just in from it in but attitudes cultures history context differences then there can sort of efforts and interest groups in society that would really. really work to selectively enforce the first amendment by disregarding the first amendment rights of others and the right to read the right to know is a fundamental right that is in fact outlined in the declaration of human rights article nineteen. and up next as our news debate show crosstalk stay with us for that. one of the twenty fourteen olympics what's this place like and why is it so special
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as the russian resort prepares to welcome the world power the games shaping the city's present and future ludlow sochi will bring you this is the moment they're reporting from a very cold snowy windy mountainous stuff yet beyond the olympics but what's a starting germ of the first on our team. if you nothing and you've got no opportunity. to start to construct your own little turns. kill no longer be a bit give don't want to meet gangsters you don't want to be drug dealers they don't want that blowing up the tunnels but k.k. maybe we can see. you just means the boat is ours and i hope i was in the hood and what a.k.o. some variable thirty round clip taking. about i said what about the.
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i don't want to die i just really do not want to die young young age. the baseball. is a. tough. hello and welcome to cross talk where all things considered i'm peter lavelle the phrase international community is often bandied about in western media as if its meaning was clearly understood by all in fact when western politicians and media invoke the phrase international community it almost always reflects the thinking and agenda of washington and its closest allies around the world if used in this manner the international community is in fact a very small minority.


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