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the u.n. security council doubles the number of peacekeepers in south sudan amid reports of mass civilian deaths we look at how the foreign clamor for the african states oil is influencing the conflict. a three year old girl is killed and ten civilians injured in an israeli strike on gaza as the i.d.f. rolls out tanks troops and warplanes in retaliation against a sniper attack on the border. and arlen's 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 and i had no way i wish we speak to the people whose lives have been shattered by the banks in a country where one in five mortgages are in our errors have never evaluation how
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much this is cost us in the motional mental health terms. from our headquarters in moscow you're watching archie international with me and he said now it's good to have you with us let's get straight to our top story 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 is seen deadly clashes break out between rival armed factions over the past two weeks marina portnoy reports now 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 the world's newest country is on the brink of a civil war the u.n.
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says that investigators discovered a mass graves in the rebel held city of in 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 to help forces a loyal to the president and vice president now. the fighting began last week in the capital juba and then tried 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 its 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
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which way 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. well 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 but pan african newswire editor about you and me as a q re says the u.s. needs to make sure this doesn't go any farther. the problem is they're a young country they have very limited infrastructure they're really not a viable state in regard to. its
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capacity provide services to people and i think it was extreme tragedy that dunn was dropping out it would possibly would have been better to have done as an autonomous region as part of a broader republic of sudan but the united states as well as the state of israel purged the public of south sudan to work away but the united states has to be very careful because if they enter on a broader level i think it's very will be bogged down in a guerrilla war and a civil war and they can lose a substantial amount of troops as well as military equipment and it's like. coming out to look at one of the stories that to find twenty thirteen. or simply troops were stuck in a war that we didn't ask for we live in constant fear of another strike hard to meet the people who paid a devastating price for america's drone strikes
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a campaign that's supposed to be cleanly picking out terrorists that's ahead for you. and the syrian government lashes out at rebel forces foreign backers saying they're encouraging attacks on chemical weapons depots of the country struggles to play by the rules and get rid of its toxic stockpile. and israeli airstrike on gaza has killed at least one person a young girl and injured ten civilians tanks and infantry were also involved in the attack of forces moved in in response to the fatal shooting of an israeli man by a palestinian sniper he was a civilian contractor working for the army repairing a fence on the border with gaza parties kevin owen discussed the israeli air strikes with u.k. based defense consulted. he believes the army's reaction will only escalate the situation. as usual is disproportionate and overwhelming force being used against
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people who effectively live in a cage area the israelis they have a ratio figure for every one israeli killed i think the figure is about a thousand palestinians must pay the price of the hour you know it is but they have a right to 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 had r.t. have been looking at the main events that shaped the year. these local supreme council here braving the elements in order to stand up to us oil giants chevron. this comes after
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a massive hunger strike that returned the world's attention to the place that summed up dubbed the gulag of our times. is an undeclared global battlefield in which yemen is just one of the front lines. out there. well in the tribal zones of yemen and pakistan people will be hoping the new year brings some rest after nearly a decade of u.s. drone strikes despite repeated claims from the white house that these anti terrorist attacks are pinpoint the annual civilian death toll seems to suggest otherwise in the latest incident up to seventeen people were killed in
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a rural wedding ceremony in yemen archies lucy coffin all reports on the human price of americans 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 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 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 new laws says the pain is still severe the
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sight of his injuries upsets his four children meanwhile depression anxiety and lingering fear have pushed him to take up tranquilizer pills and modify that in the same arrogance should be able to tell an ordinary person from a television leader what i should know who they're killing of what did we do to deserve this. this is in my. own arctic it's a question echoed by now darren who lost part of his hearing short term memory and nearly his foot in. the drone 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 i turn issues out of bar has sued both the u.s. and pakistan on behalf of the civilian victims he says they're the voiceless people of the zeerust on isolated by geography and politics simply call it a concentration camp that you have built a wall of. military and militants and behind that wall you keeping more than
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eight hundred thousand people who are not allowed to come out and no one from the 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 now evidence of the drone strikes is almost impossible to get but these were smuggled to islam abroad from the tribal areas there are believed to be fragments of actual hellfire missiles retrieved 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 disturbing images of the living and the dead for nor it's personal. to me whenever my three year old daughter hears a plane she runs inside and won't sleep that night the children here have been
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traumatized by the drones the sound of a door been shot is enough to terrify them. and that fear can turn to anger a new generation radicalized by the war. drone strikes killing innocent people who are not part of the conflict you just why did the conflict. giving a reason to people who were not part of the conflict to become part of the. 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. when translated by defense that's cold comfort for the victims. are pakistan
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went to drone campaign or normie or believes the efficiency of the u.s. on man strike 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 for about on drone strikes when we hear about the drone strike that happened in pakistan that did end up getting the second commander in chief. talabani and pakistan then 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 didn't those are the questions that we need to ask when we think retrospectively about the many times the drones have
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supposedly killed people. about how do we report on our crisis of fear sweeping arland and suspiciously well coordinated rebel attacks on chemical weapons sites in syria much more after a break. st augustine. teaching reason. i love your covert team of journalists trying to release which leaks documents about is how the united states is trying to yeah. made local media more pro-american they encounter fear ignorance and pressure. the country blocks the way to information freedom. media stuff on our
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t.v. . welcome back to our to international live from moscow well the crisis may be just about over in ireland but for irish homeowners it's still tough keeping the wolves from the door after twenty percent of mortgage payments are overdue with families across the country being forced out when their homes are repossessed one homeowner told
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artie's tests are silly and how she lives in fear of the banks most people here with a member of the celtic tiger with a sense of melancholy economic times in the mid ninety's up until two thousand and seven that went bust it in no small way the young for the structure behind me. live in 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 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 to read of course and repossessed the house while arlen may have officially exited its bailout it's
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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 it have had a catastrophic effect on data activity that aren't on business to paralyze the entire nation they have failed to deal with the mortgage debt crisis but coming up with 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 health terms i could barely push. one foot in front of the other because i just i just i couldn't sleep nights i couldn't think about things i get up at school run and then i go back to bed again and you know i couldn't do anything at all or think i was this dish and i had no way i wish 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
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term personal insolvency arrangements can also be made for those who want to just and other debt with this perhaps there's a glimmer of hope for people like julia i would be bankrupt christmas. you know it's bad luck and the reason why i'm hoping to be bankrupt christmas is that i can start again that we become what i was before does or so you're r t r l and fifty. coming up the freedom to ban american schools and libraries have a blacklist around fifty books this year mostly on race and sex issues and the censors now have their sights on hundreds more titles stay with us for expert opinion that. also hook line and sinker japan's fishing industry is doing all they can to prove it's a cat just fit for eating almost three years on from the full course the nuclear disaster. but first the syrian government says that foreign
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powers backing rebels are leaking information on the locations of chemical weapons sites and encouraging attacks on the opposition fighters aided by al-qaeda linked factions reportedly launched assaults on two such facilities over the weekend strikes were repelled by the army coming in on is it time for syria struggles to meet international deadlines to rid itself chemical arms and the rise of islamic extremist factions there is something that russia's top diplomat described as the number one hurdle hampering any political solution to syria's almost three year old war ships are gay lover of spoke exclusively to our team. with a whole year to cover there were lots of things to discuss it brought russia several diplomatic victories including the chemical arms deal with syria he would do is the next step is to loughborough of preconditions from the syrian opposition remain among the key obstacles including the one for president assad to step down
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something that the worst is now moving away from the threat of jihadists coming to power and setting up a caliphate is the number one problem for 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 signs but of cold war mentality is still something that moscow has to deal with. some nato members have a phobia against russia which is really sad that leads to some of our european 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 comments for the last november's nato drills near russia's western borders the largest in ten years six thousand troops from all member states as well as finland sweden and ukraine practice defending the baltics from an identified friend from the east while president putin is question of what was the point of still planning to build an
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anti missile defense system in europe with out of 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 moscow. and you get the full version of r.t. exclusive interview with the russian foreign minister on our website. also online for you today we report on the final preparations for the burial of a legend mourning the death of a lot of inventor of the a k forty seven the gun that changed the face of warfare for good or ill. but find out how the heavy metal band iron maiden has been cashing in on pirates by staging sellout concerts where their songs were illegally downloaded. japan's seafood industry says it's blighted by contaminated catches nearly three years after the fukushima nuclear disaster polluted surrounding land and waterways they can't convince customers
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their fish is safe even though the authorities insist they're doing their their level best to show they've got a grip on the problem lexy are reports. work doesn't stop in the port of saumur despite being just a few kilometers from areas still drive by the twenty eleven tsunami and still contaminated by radiation seafood of all shapes and sizes lands here several times a day not only traditionally been the integral part of the japanese food culture but also one of its prized exports last year alone the exporting companies pocketed more than two billion u.s. dollars however there are serious concerns now this particular couch was made in the waters of the fukushima nuclear power station after it became known that he drawled existing at the fukushima nuclear power plant was severely radiated fears grew that the contamination could be spreading into the pacific. in the bottle said to me as he was appalled at the rebirth system so.
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very very high concentrations of the right. fish factories around the fukushima prefecture and now i have to take radiation measurements but destroyed lab workers assuring us the fish was free of any harmful particles. were taken samples from ever. we catch we make haste and if we ever find even the slightest trace of radiation will destroy the whole cabbage so far there has been none cause this fish is safe and even the nuclear plant operator tepco standing that the nearby watches are clear of radiation this edition is pretty much on the control that we've built found says not to let polluted ground water 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 and of course 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
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silent some of it though makes it to stores but only locally seafood firms here are under threat and there are five prefectures possibly affected by contamination of the sea accounting for forty thousand tons of fish for 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 in japanese fish and seafood imports next year chef t.r.t. reporting from japan. but we have lived off in the northwest of russia. russian rocket blasted off from the place at space center early this morning putting three military satellites into orbit as a fourth successful launch from the base this year another rocket launch this time from the baikonur cosmodrome in kazakhstan is that a step in the one that. let's take
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a look at some more global headlines for you this hour egyptian police have arrested a former prime minister who served under the deposed president mohamed morsy is detention was ordered after a court ruling in july sentencing him to a year in prison for failing to read nationalize the textile company the former premier was seized in a mountainous area where he was trying to flee to sit down with a group of smugglers. india have downgraded immunity for u.s. diplomats serving in the country immunity for their relatives have been has been revoked all together bringing the rules in line with those applying to indian officials in the u.s. these are the latest measures imposed by delhi in response to the arrest of its deputy consul general in new york for alleged visa fraud at a fuel to the fire the leader of india's second biggest party has said gay american diplomats should face reprisals and sexual homosexual acts are now illegal in the country. forty nine books have been banned in schools and libraries across the u.s.
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in two thousand and thirteen that's a fifty percent jump from the previous year the unwanted books mostly deal with racial and sexual issues or written by minorities according to mickey have to rector of the n.t. censorship group project censored the trend is widespread and even targets on 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 its people i control information in trying to control access to not just in for me it in but attitudes cultures history context differences and there are can sort of efforts and interest groups in the
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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. next year on our chanter national how whistleblowing really works the first part of julian assange just documentary is coming up stay with. old girl into the. new season as he heads for there's already been plenty to celebrate space december on this month's show we'll in how the future of ben so lazy section stone how to make movies with an instant messenger on their revolution exoskeleton makes a life's work of heavy lifting. if you are doing your own. you've got the
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central. proximately sixteen percent of imports came from illegal fishing. the european union is ironically taking fish from some of the poorest nations on earth so this is a very serious and very urgent problem that needs immediate international action. on the day enter our territorial waters they fish they load the fish into the ships and leave for europe. to day illegal fishing just taking the bread out of our mouths. those i think the for instance do. not even need to this is ben ferguson for us. this is the right place and. they call it
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a good you're going to do just these particular people we're working with. you i was i was. anything. why would they work with these chemicals why would they not work with these kind of mold many of them for money yes and this needs to be said they do this for the money yeah but the i am why everybody has one thing well known what a liar it's why did you have to do this yeah having said that i was judging. and the man you are judging no not even a good thing this movie is judging that it's ok i'm just saying any should be we need to be concerned that we're not going our own places saying we're better than you are because i've had this situation and i fucked off in years to that this is what i'd like to see this approach to the one where if you see them out of seeing that you you go to two people you know nothing there as you start out with them this earlier we can extend then when they have or this is
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a strong reaction you're like strong reaction when they said they went because the cables because they didn't only get to the first place it was no no you action or before you have you had a quarrel then you get a slightly different opinion then you don't get that you only get the response they want to get as opposed to show in the audience what they will say about these things but do you not think that it is an interesting question to see if media around the world will do this and who will and when i'm still working on thing well that is an interesting question if it's an interesting question no two they are too scared to pull the u.s. government document in the morning with the rest of knowing or even if they see it there are many other great tears but missoni what walk walk or what criteria are used to of an. interest newsworthiness know now that you can write a script every news organization that has a website it has a website developer who can discuss. like that and they get free hits in google.
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is very very it is very very profitable to publish cables because you don't have to write cable it's free stories. the point as far as i see it is that. there are boundaries to free speech in the same way as their boundaries to our thoughts and to our language and. music between use to speak is basically what we are dealing with and these boundaries they look differently in different countries but they are always exist in one way or another let's call your sense of or conformism or self-censorship or whatever it may be and we have a very unique opportunity to actually just show where these boundaries are doesn't necessarily mean that it's boundary is better than that boundary there really showing where i want to look back.


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