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striving for gold canada surges to the top of the olympic table while russia celebrates some gongs breakthroughs parties standing by in our softly headquarters right in the heart of the winter games. aid workers in syria struggle to evacuate people from the rebel held city of all as the cease fire is briefly renewed that's while the turmoil in the country send shock waves to neighboring lebanon helping gain strength. and your interview earlier. we felt the revelations as our t.v. as it's a radical stronghold where jihadist fighters are trained to battle the assad government in syria. and property shopping in british town puts its houses on sale with the starting price of just one town to find out what's the catch.
there watching r.t. international live from moscow i'm lindsey france thanks for joining me athletes and softly are busy bagging medals as the winter games enter day four with canada now leading the race let's cross live to our team's headquarters at the center of the olympics and you say now is there so new so they've also had some breakthroughs for russia is that right. there how's the competition is gathering pace and every day brings new reasons for celebration here in sochi russia has scored itself a first picking up a bronze in the short track speed skating and this victory is courtesy of former south korean athlete victor on russian hat russia had high hopes for him and he didn't let his adoptive country down now there's plenty more ahead today the fourth
day by after a long figure skating luzhin snowboarding and farmer picked out the highlights we should be watching. well there's plenty going on your foundation has already started in the women's curling and the russians are taking on the americans after beating the danger yesterday the matches are coming thick and fast and that's because teams have to play a staggering nine matches in a bid just to reach the semifinals it is a taxing she is also physically a very demanding sport far more than you might think is the russian skip told us. it may look very easy but actually there was a study which showed that girls sweep two three kilometers in one game and we're going to have three or sometimes even four games in one day she just forty five metres long and the energy you expend sweeping this distance it was the energy in a hundred meter dash and of course sweeping is the most difficult job it involves
all your muscles if you don't believe me take a regular mop or a broom and try sweeping hard for forty five meters it's very tough but also today will get another glimpse of the figure skating stars maksim trying coffin tatiana they've already won gold in the team event but they are the favorites in the pairs which begins today it's also worth saying they already world and european champions despite only being together for three years and despite maxine's famous bad temper so how did they manage to achieve all this success in such a huge space of time just maybe it's written in the stars i was familiar with some of the axioms traits besides my zodiac sign is gemini and lexeme is a libra so we get along just fine works because when we first started skating together i told the tiana that more than half of what people say about my personality is probably true as she told me she could get along with pretty much anyone fine whatever people say about my or someone else's personality figure
skating is a sport and what matters is the result doesn't matter what my personality. it's like some would say about a coach for example he's insufferable the most important thing is my training in my performance and the medals i win who cares if i'm a difficult person a couple of other names for today nikita crew called defending him pick champion in a cross country skiing and also hold evolution and he's going for his second medal and they will inspire. i saki is also expected to steal the show at the sochi olympics that is promising to be one of the most exciting tournament seen in years we caught up with russian hockey legend. who is a two time olympic gold medalist to find out what his hopes are for the russian team. being big. and i mean for gold for the ocean and all kind of all kind of qualities to do so. for.
good goaltending. good course and stuff to get experience. through in the big competitions. really able support their fans. can get lots of pressure. to be in the home eyes abroad. they know how to handle the pressure there now to be under pressure. again there will be a good luck and they expect the gold medal from. this arson team. the winter olympics in sochi have been making headlines around the globe but not necessarily all about the competition many news outlets have set the alarms ringing over the alleged terror threat that's despite russia's unprecedented security operation let's also not forget the never ending towels about the shoddy hotels and bad organization while very few missed the opportunity to deliver horror stories
about the rounding up of stray dogs while the russian president has just missed such coverage as an echo of the cold war. but in the whole during the cold war era there was the so-called containment policy that's what it was called it was the policy and practice of containing the soviet union's development unfortunately as we see now occasionally there are throwbacks to these policies every so often so when russia demonstrates a positive development it's clear that the appearance of new powerful players and competitors in genders some fear in areas such as the economy politics and security attempts to contain russia emerge here or there including with this olympic project . the man snowboarding half pipe final is one of the most anticipated medal events of the day in the slopes of course a battleground for athletes now but are promising to become a popular tourist destination after the games we send our teams martin andrews to
the sochi mountain cluster to test. what goes up must come down there's no better way to see the beautiful caucasus mountains consuming down the slopes taking the breathtaking scenery and marvel in the vast resorts and facilities they now have here as you know the famous phrase when in rome so it's on with the boots and off to the slopes at krasnaya polyana it's a totally transformed area head of this months on the big opening this is just beautiful it's been fun we came up skiing the other day a couple days off between work and sochi and adler and corky all came together nicely when we got here is a little and then end up in a couple days a hammer it out it's really cool since no boardings inception as an established winter sport it's developed various styles each with its. and technique snowboarding when he became a winter sports in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight ranging from the stunts
of freestyle to the fast pace racing of slope style used to both recreation and professional snowboarding it's my first time and it's not as easy as it looks but it's a little bit confusing as i've been told that i'm left footed even though i'm right handed i suddenly say three position was pushed forward and the first foot that i fell on was the direction i should go wish me luck. there are around one hundred thousand risk of fractures worldwide among snowboarders each year i'm not going to be a statistic to me and my instructor says he can teach someone to be a recreational snowboarder in one or two days with the ability to use all lifts perform controlled link turns control speed and direction and stop confidently something i'm having trouble with the slopes are busy now with locals and visitors from all over the world but what's the future of the region after the olympics i think it's best to reserve to russia for skiing through the summertime because
all of a limbic subjects are. connected in the one large resort people of all ages come here to the slopes fifty kilometers from the black sea coast the perfect way to exercise and to stay youthful. slopes and salty and great i'm enjoying them but i'm trying not to go too fast so i don't get knocked down it's risky at my age but she's not known for its alpine skiing or snowboarding and might not be very good at it but it's an activity that's on the rise and as the professional snowboarders with their various and pick medals on this very mountain it seems that some of us were not born for such winter activities martin varies. but i'm looking forward to heading up to the mountain cluster for the. men's final in half pipe snowboarding and down here will be keeping you up to date on
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take. on. it's not only the deadly violence but also a radical ideology that's spilling over the border from the syrian civil war lebanon is one of the country's worst affected artes with the national traveled to a camp there where future islamist fighters are being recruited and discovered the shocking realities of war. was the syrian conflict rages on neighboring lebanon faces a dramatic increase in sectarian violence in january alone for kabul has killed dozens in beirut and the town of hederman next to the syrian border the targets were a shia areas controlled by hizbullah lebanon's most influential force which also supports syrian president bashar assad who traveled to the northern city of tripoli a sunni stronghold vehemently opposed in his bella visible. corners.
and it's a party by. his bella's military involvement in syria is believed to have given damascus the the hand in the battle of god and has deeply angered assad's enemies do you think we're going to see more explosions like this what i say is showing. anything i can do for sonny brothers anything i can do for syrian brothers i will do anything i can do for these people suffering from injustice i will do. anything he unkind to affiliated to a new survey front claimed responsibility for these recent deadly bombings just days before a man calling himself and al qaida commander announced via you tube that the group had put down roots in lebanon people we've met on the ground deny belonging to either of these groups but don't hide the fact that they share their views. couples
in. there is no al qaeda as an organization anymore but al qaeda as an idiology and it doesn't need money to spread it spreads by itself everywhere in the world not only in lebannon but in america britain serbia. here radical ideas of bread from a young age fighters here call a card as bin laden a teacher and their fight jihad. when twenty three year old med returned from syria where he joined the free syrian army he continued his jihad here in lebanon. targeted a district where she'll leave tripoli is divided into sunni and shia parts ironically by the street called syria two years ago we failed on that street by street in the city of tripoli separates the whites and sunni neighborhoods in this part of north running like a murderer between those who support the syrian president and his regime and those who want him out today who can't get loans with cash is sometimes was.
who do you fight against who is your enemy i magick would be my fight against the infidels those who don't carry that for go far eleven is probably the war spillover of the syrian conflict and while the world is hoping for peace to come back to that middle east country war seems to only spread further on. people here seem to be used to seeing fighters carry sniper rifles through busy markets they tell us everybody here has a weapon and is ready to fight. it will come to this camp outside you will see every day to raise it look at first told us that it doesn't take well to do it for someone who's zero experience become a real fighter. a week's training and you are in for a life time of obedience the growth of real rulers for those who want to become one
dr dean you have to forget about money and be ready to die or to be arrested and to accept that no one will take care of you or your family let jihadi flags on the walls weapons on the floor this is the life of a true fighter. it's tough and the rules are strict. who introduced himself as the tripoli sunni leader says many yous are willing to join david live in from now until they grow up i'm ready to defend myself i'm ready to kill a whites and syrian army and here is a queue for the river for the. years and while the syrian conflict expands a legion of fighters on to these deadly weapons and an even deadly ideology is on the rise reef notional from lebanon in syria itself humanitarian agencies are evacuating people from the beseech city of homes as
a ceasefire between the government and opposition is extended for another three days aside to resume peace talks in geneva this week on the ground in syria fighters have captured the central town of man in human rights activists say at least forty civilians were killed in the attack more than half of the dead were said to be women and children the publisher of trans journal gerald for less a celeb says curbing radical ideology is more difficult than ending the fighting on the ground so who is this out kato is al qaeda the guy that prime minister tony blair and president bush said that saddam hussein had toews to or is it the al qaeda that weren't that dangerous or die hard al qaeda or or dangerous islamized so we don't really know where these people are but from what i see and from what i know from what i read and for what i
learned these are just disparate gangs of murderers and criminals it's a moral issue at a military issue and that's the only way it's going to be solved. coming up on our t.v. remember the legacy of internet freedom fighter aaron swartz the young man with life just over a year ago after facing an intense battle against the government with congress still deaf to calls to reform its measures of prosecution.
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death threats back home whistleblower edward snowden escaped to the u.s. to continue his battle against the system but for one young man the fight for information transparency came to a tragic end facing a standoff with the government internet activist aaron swartz took his own life just over a year ago now arches granted to khan reports on why some say the young man was driven to the edge heiress wars could have been a millionaire living now in silicon valley when he was just fourteen aaron helped launch the first horace's feat which deliver web content aaron by the time he turned nineteen his company had merged with the great it which would become one of the most popular websites in the world. but money was not his ultimate call aaron went down to champion a fleet internet it's common sense and it's the foundation of our constitution the government is constrained by having someone else check off to make sure they're not abusing their power aaron became a political activist calling for others to join this isn't something playing out on
stage somewhere where giants fight each other and you get to sit and munch popcorn this is a fight you can join in right so if you go to demand progress dot org and sign up we have actions every week there are bills that are coming up that could crack down on internet for their companies trying to abuse their power and it's up to all of us to stop them aaron swartz drew the f.b.i.'s attention in two thousand and eight when he downloaded and released about three million federal court documents from a restricted service the government did not press charges because the documents were in fact public he was arrested in two thousand and eleven for downloading academic articles from a subscription based research website at his university with the intention to make them available to the public. although none of what he downloaded was classified prosecutors wanted to put him in jail for thirty five years when he saw all of his wealth gone and he recognized his parents were going to have to mortgage their house so he could afford a lawyer to fight
a government that treated him as if he were nine eleven terrorists as if it as if what he was doing was threatening the infrastructure of the united states when he saw that he recognized how how incredibly difficult that fight was going to be of course he was depressed at the age of twenty six aaron swartz took his own life. this was somebody who was pushed through. by what i think of as a kind of bullied by our government it was several months after this that edward snowden blew the whistle on the government's widespread snooping showing that while the government wants everyone to be open and transparent it can go relentlessly after someone who fully embrace the idea of transparency and accessibility of information like aaron swartz. in washington i'm going to. burn after reading or destroy after seeing a newly released e-mail shows the right after the two thousand and eleven raid that killed osama bin laden top u.s.
commanders commanders ordered the destruction of all photos of his corpse check out why the rush for secrecy on archie dot com. almost like the pigeon post united arab emirates is to become the first ever country to carry out delivery services with drones read all about it on r t dot com. is it possible to pick up a house for less than the price of a cup of tea while amazingly in the u.k. that's become a reality but archie is probably boyko reports now on what's behind the pound land fairy tale. one pound sterling doesn't buy you much nowadays but in stoke on trent lucky locals have managed to grab the ultimate bargain a house it's part of a sell off of rundown properties in a deprived part of the city at this sort of apply just sort of to the blue really because i was saving up for a mortgage and things anyway which when you run time is quite hard. but yes i use quite shocked that you know i actually did go out which actually great for us
because we did a house or pound. the snag many of the properties have stood abandoned for a year is after the closure of the city ceramic factories the area started to decline the roof sleeping every negative thing that you keep in mind just into properties all of my commute for those behaviors the workers of the patreas which is only walking distance who are all living here and then what happened was as the parties fuck trees started closing down people had to move forward so the communities start to disperse to this area's deprived it's riddled with antisocial behavior like drug abuse crime and squatting but the local councils say that the one pound scheme and the new owners moving in should help to create a sense of community and turn the area around. applicants have to be locals first time buyers and earning less than forty thousand pounds per year to avoid
entrepreneurial property developers from taking advantage of the author homeowners have to commit to staying in the houses for at least ten years this is what one pound will buy you on century street in stoke on trent now on top of that one pound owners have to commit to boring thirty thousand pounds from the local council for the renovations and work has already started on transforming these abundant shells and turning them into brand new properties and through hey can see what they're going. to look like before the scheme came along like many britons gavin couldn't afford a deposit for a house and was paying more in rent then he will be in loan repayments to the council in ten years' time i'll be more free with how. many people can get after ten years with the housing crisis leaving millions struggling to get on to the ladder many will now be crossing their fingers hoping they'll get a similar chance in their part of town. stoke on trent now
a brief glance at some other global news making headlines in iraq a suicide bombing instructor accidentally blew himself up in his own car bomb killing twenty one of his students after hearing the explosion security forces rushed to the area and arrested more than a dozen suspected militants seven car bombs as well as explosive belts were found on site militants supposedly belong to an extremist sunni group which recently cut its ties with al qaeda. in pakistan a suicide bomber ran into the home of your pro-government tribal elder and blew himself up killing four women police said the blast injured five others in a separate incident militants in the country's south west attacked and destroyed three gas pipelines cutting supplies to the nation's most populous province. and breaking banks in london as the river thames reaches record high levels homes in waterlogged towns are being evacuated and thousands of lives are at risk several
gauges installed along the river in the one nine hundred eighty s. are showing their highest ever levels by thursday and severe criticism of the official response to start the government announcing last week more than one hundred million pounds of extra funding for emergency work. i'll be back with more news in about thirty minutes but coming up abby martin looks at why law enforcement agencies can't seem to get a grasp on the dark world of sex trafficking that story and more in breaking the set on air in just a moment. is
obviously more for the ladies because it's pink. women wanted to avoid rate they really need to buy guns and learn how to use them. this is the one that i'm going to go with them once again as the field full of women the familiar tarzan of the gun lobby and you don't kill them when you're killing money but if somebody would you would piss with her. i'm noticing more and more is this really scary marketing
tactics which implies that women have some sort of moral obligation to guns to protect their family and young girls shoot out here too so we do have a pink or. more kids young kids choke on food than are killed by firearms if being armed. made us safer in america we should be the safest nation on earth were clearly not the safest. twenty four jean-paul muslim alternate an exhilarating winter in our team a team so don't need anything now a m a kevin zero in on the rest of our lives taking you staying for sochi twenty four would say. all odds. the but.
i'm abby martin and this is breaking on the set so last week marked the end of the nato three chicago terrorism trial involving three men and undercover police officers posing as activists at the at the two thousand and twelve nato summit and a mixed verdict the men were found not guilty of the terrorism charges but guilty for possessing an incendiary device and inciting mob action incendiary device charge carries a sentence of up to thirty years so while we should celebrate the fact that the jury did not uphold the trumped up terrorism charges the fact that these men are still facing decades behind bars for what journalism called a case worse than entrapment is extremely concerning because while building molotov cocktails is indeed incredibly stupid without the encouragement and guidance from undercover cops there's no doubt these men would never ever engage in this type of action so if you don't want to see federal and state governments create so-called criminals just to justify spending hundreds of millions of dollars on security