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sliding to victory russia's women's curling team sees off the challenge from the u.s. our team is standing by following all the wins big and small 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 this as the brief cease fire is extended that's while the turmoil in the country sends shock waves through neighboring lebanon helping al qaeda in strength and your interview. a little. shocking revelations as our t.v. is it's a radical stronghold where g. hottest fighters are trained to battle the assad government in syria. and property shopping
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a british town puts its houses on sale at the starting price of just one pound we find out what's the catch. you're watching r t international live from moscow i'm wins in france thanks for joining me. athletes and saatchi are busy bagging medals as the winter games enter day four with canada now leading the race let's cross live now to artist headquarters the center of the olympics and he's now is there for us and he said so there's been some breakthroughs for russia hasn't there. there as the competition is gathering pace and every day brings new reasons for celebration here in sochi russia has scored a first picking up a bronze in the short track speed skating and this victory is courtesy of former south korean athlete victor on russia had high hopes for him and he didn't let his
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adoptive country down but the russians women's curling team has moved a step closer to medal success beating their american rivals let's get the details from our team andrew farmer so russian curling ladies are in the spotlight again tell us more and. yeah that's right they've beaten the americans nine seven to make it two wins from two and then also turn out again later today to face the chinese it is a very taxing show jewel for them to actually have to play something like nine matches before the semifinals it's also a very physically demanding sport that might surprise many of you but this is what the russia 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 the she is forty five
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meters long and the energy you expend sweeping this distance equals the energy runners use in one 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. and we don't dance and i will say today we'll get a glimpse of the biggest skating stuff. they've also won gold in the team event earlier this week but today they will begin the pairs competition where they are also should be said that they are world and european champions at the moment despite only being together for three years and despite maxime's famous bad temper so how they managed to achieve all this success in such a short space of time will just maybe it's written in the stars. i was familiar with some of maxime straight my zodiac sign is gemini and lexeme is
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a libra so we get along just fine. when we first started skating together i told her 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. 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 is like some would say about a coach for example he's insufferable the most important thing is my training and my performance and the medals i win who cares if i'm a difficult person. and there are a couple of other names she should look out for today. in the men's cross-country skiing and also although deluca know who's going for her second medal in the women's biathlon. back to you and.
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we certainly will be watching closely and farmer live from the mountain cluster for the figure skating team has so far been russia's biggest success the gold was sealed with help from a stunning comeback by veteran. spite having endured many injuries over the years and not competing for about two years he left no doubt as to why he's one of the most recognized figure skaters coach told us he feels russian figure skating is firm. making it to the top. we're going to figure skating teams gold is a sign that russia is returning to the time when it was that the top of the world's figure skating your brain i do believe we're heading for another period of dominance here. usually. 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 that's also not
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forget the never ending tells about the shoddy hotels and bad organization of very few missed the opportunity to deliver horror stories about the rounding up of stray dogs president putin has dismissed such coverage as an echo of the cold war. it is sure that 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 through backs 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
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of the day crews are racing to smooth the course after complaints by some athletes at the slopes of sochi may currently be the battlefield ground the battleground right now for the olympics but they promise to become a popular tourist destination after the games we send our teams martin andrews to the sochi mountain cluster to test the pi's what goes up must come down there's no better way to see the beautiful caucasus mountains than. zooming down the slopes take in 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 a totally transformed area head of this month's and a big opening this is just beautiful it's been for 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
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a hammer it out it's really cool since snowboarding it's inception as an established winter sport it's developed various styles each with its own specialized equipment and technique snowboarding and he became a winter sport in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight ranging from the stunts of freestyle to the fast pace racing of slope style used for 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 said in the same three position was pushed forward on the first foot that i thought was the direction i should go to 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
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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 will be best through the rush. through the summer times because all of. connected in the one large resort people of all ages come here to the slopes fifty kilometers from the. i think way to exercise and to stay youthful. slopes and salty grates i'm enjoying them but i'm trying not to go too far so i don't get knocked down. but she's not known for its alpine skiing or snowboarding might not be very good at it but it's an activity that's on the rise and as a professional snowboarders with various of the pick medals on this very mountain it seems that some of us were not born for such winter. not to them very.
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well now i'm heading up to the slopes to watch the men's halfpipe snowboarding final will continue to keep you updated on everything happening at the sochi winter games reporting from the heart of the olympics for now back to you in moscow. all right have fun checking out the halfpipe thank you and you so now i keeping abreast of the olympics in our saatchi studio and now don't forget to check out our twitter feed where we've rolled out all of the special lineups for the games now with all the latest tweets your falsified pictures from the athletes even the russian women's hockey team hopes will be more ups than downs are here in an elevator sharing the fun apparently their picture is featured in the elevators and not the men's hockey teams they want to read that in a little bit right here on r t we'll be bringing you all the news comments at everything you can want on the sporting victories of such a twenty four to. twenty
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four dean promise is the ultimate in exhilarating winter and i. hear you say no way to make seven zero in the first of all he can use team for sochi twenty four 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 as one of the country's worst affected parties away for national travel to a camp there where future islamist fighters are being recruited and discovered the shocking realities of war. as the syrian conflict rages on neighboring lebanon faces a dramatic increase in sectarian violence in january alone four cobhams killed dozens in beirut and the town of had a mill next to the syrian border the targets were a shia areas controlled by hizbollah lebanon's most influential force which also
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supports syrian president bashar al assad we traveled to the northern city of tripoli a sunni stronghold vehemently opposed in his bella. must go and. it's part of. his bellows military involvement in syria is believed to have given damascus the upper 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 well to. show you. 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. and they say. the unkind affiliated a new survey front claimed responsibility for days recent deadly bombings just days before a man calling himself and al qaida commander announced via you tube that the group
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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. no 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 lebanon but in america britain serbia here radical ideas of bread from a young age fighters here as bin laden a teacher and they fight jihad. when twenty three year old meds returned from syria where he joined the free syrian army he continued his jihad here in lebanon and. target the district where she'll leave tripoli is divided into sunni and shia parts ironically by the street called syria two years ago we filmed on that street
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by street in the city of tripoli separates the whites and sunni neighborhoods in this part of north lebanon running like a murderer between those who support the syrian president and his regime and those who want him out today we can't get. cashews sometimes oh. who do you fight against who is your enemy i'm addicted and i fight against them for those those who don't carry that for i go far lebanon 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. will come to these camps outside she will be every day to raise look at first told us that it doesn't take
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well you know someone who is here and fearing you become a real fighter. a week's training and you are in for a life time of of the dns growth over your rules for those who want to become ones i deem 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 lect you how the flags on the walls weapons on the floor this is the life of a true fighter. it's tough and the rules are strict as hard who introduced himself as a tripoli sunni leader says many youths are willing to join the e-mail from now until i grow up i'm ready to defend myself i'm ready to kill alawite and syrian army at the ready to kill for the number one in and out of iraq this week. and while the syrian conflict expands a legion of fighters on to his deadly weapons and an even deadly ideology is on the
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rise review notion from lebanon on. coming up on r.t.s. thousands of web sites join forces for a day of global action against mass surveillance we were member of the legacy of one leading internet activists parents' words took his life's over a year ago after his fight for online freedom turned into an intense legal battle against the u.s. government. the interview. to.
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speak your language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's all here on. reporting from the world talks about six of the ip interviews intriguing stories for you. in trying. to find out more visit don't call. welcome back you're watching art international live from moscow over a year after his death the mission of the internet freedom fighter aaron swartz has
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not been forgotten a huge online protest has been launched urging citizens to rise up against the n.s.a.'s mass surveillance the day we fight back is a prom primarily organized by a group co-founded by the late activist himself who took his own life after facing a standoff with the government artistic attitude you can report on why some say the young man was driven to the edge aaron swartz could have been a millionaire living now in silicon valley when he was just fourteen aaron helped launch the first horace's feat and which deliver web content aaron by the time he turned nineteen his company had merged with take a look at 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
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a 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 freedom there are 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 sweet 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
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a government 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 bullying by our government it was several months after. 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 or. colleagues of aaron swartz have never forgotten their mission to blow the whistle and a newly remodeled snowden find us was blindly relying on n.s.a.
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data during the its drone strikes simply helping the person on the other end of the missile was the bad guy the full story at r.t. dot com. and burn after reading your just story after seeing newly released female shows right after the two thousand the leaven raid that killed osama bin laden top u.s. commanders ordered the destruction of all photos of his corpse check out why the rush for secrecy on our two dot com. is it possible to pick up a house in the u.k. for less than the price of a cup of tea or may sound like a joke considering the perceived high costs of british housing amazingly it's become a reality artist point 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 house it's part of
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a sell off of rundown properties in a deprived part of the city 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 shortly you know i actually did go out which actually great for us because we have repelled. the snag many of the properties have stood abandoned for years 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 the magnet for those behaviors the workers of the patreas which is only walking distance who are living here and then what happened was as the party's factories started closing down people had to move forward so the communities start to disperse if 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
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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. and 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 up to
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ten years with a 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 and 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 the militant supposedly belong to an extremist sunni group which recently cut its ties with al qaeda. live pictures now from iran you can see where huge crowds have gathered to celebrate the thirty fifth anniversary of the iranian revolution president hassan rouhani is now addressing
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a rally there in tehran every year in february millions of iranians pour into the streets to commemorate the victory of the popular movement against the western backed shah of iran in one nine hundred seventy nine. coming up after the break we take a closer look at the financial world in our new show boom bust you're watching r.t. international. is obviously more for the ladies because it's paying. women who wanted to avoid rape they really needed to buy guns and learn how to use them. this is the one that i want to go with them once again it's the field. with the familiar tarzan of the gun lobby you don't kill them when you're killing money but if
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somebody would you would just prefer. i'm noticing more and more if that's really scary marketing tactics which implies that women have some sort of moral obligation to own a gun 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. her hair below that location a boy still remember. how to do it well there's of the rawhide ten thousand said you would stop this storm we might think you know my people will die code.
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to kill right on the street. searched for you and i put think you're. an army corps but you. can still. be in the. there i marinate this is boston these are the stories that we're tracking for you today. first up economist george elgin one of the founders of the school of modern
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free banking theory joins us to talk about inflation the good the bad and the ugly then after that we have a boom bust favorite financial pundit and investor kyle harrington on today's show you won't want to miss it and finally edward harrison and i talk to coin in today's big deal a lot has happened with the cryptocurrency over the past couple weeks and we're taking a look at all of it now let's get to the show. our lead story today. more specifically coverage of the twenty fourteen olympic games in the digital age now i'd like to start off by saying that i am not a fan of reporting on the news and i do try to avoid it at all costs however the
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proverbial costs of this story exceed my standard threshold for such types of reporting so here we go now estimates are putting n.b.c.'s total olympic profits at a cool one billion dollars with a cost of about seven hundred seventy five million to pay for the rights and another hundred million to produce it now with all that money on the line one may ask why why would a network be so foolish as to not air the opening ceremonies live and then added a different version of those same ceremonies for primetime does n.b.c. not know about the internet do that hard to hard to figure it out now n.b.c. makes money on the olympics by increasing the numbers of hours of coverage they air something that broadcasters of one off events like say the super bowl cannot do. new this year in sochi n.b.c. will broadcast five hundred thirty nine hours of t.v. with another thousand hours streaming online now olympic ad time is much cheaper than super bowl time averaging around one hundred thousand dollars per spot but
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with two weeks worth of games this allows for a mass market approach to buying and selling of commercials now the olympics will see about eleven thousand run across n.b.c.'s various networks the thing is though not airing those opening ceremonies live it bugged a lot of people and the move prompted an angry response on twitter and quickly popularized the hash tag n.b.c. phil not something you want to n.b.c. and n.b.c. went seriously seriously overboard when they decided to block all live streams of the opening ceremonies on the internet so we get it n.b.c. you've got a monopoly on the olympics here's the thing though n.b.c. thinks viewers are so locked in that they can actually get away with this but in the process they're killing that goose that laid the one billion dollar golden egg people will remember this n.b.c. and if they don't the internet will remind them.

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