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ah ah, you get a new weapons now you can be 100 percent. sure, we will destroy these leverage. the pmc wagner, chief share, says insight on the conflict. can you frame with our correspondence saying that key city of already almost could soon fall phase one of the top carriers in the ukraine brain bill has been delivering, we're not to african states that need, but to its own livestock. i think it's disgusting. you know, for human beings to be starving and for the, for the president, although the priority to be pigs, it's almost like putting, you know, the value of human beings to that of like animals and child trafficking remains
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a major problem in africa with corporation couples. the latest to be arrested in zambia for attempting to smuggle children out of the continent with good morning for martin or national studios in moscow and welcome to the hour's top news stories worldwide. i'm here ella. isabel, we start with the latest from the ukraine conflict where authorities have confirmed multiple strikes across the country. at least one strike on energy infrastructure facilities has been confirmed by the head of the western legion of love. meanwhile, a shocking video, reportedly released by the wagner group, has appeared online. a warning the following images are disturbing. the unverified video allegedly shows scores of dead ukrainian soldiers laced in wooden coffins in order to be sent back to the ukrainian side,
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the footage which allegedly captured in the vicinity of already almost also known as back moot. that's as the situation for the u. korean army in the city continues to deteriorate, multiple report, se ukrainian forces are preparing to fall back from the area with fighters from the russian wagner group advancing in the area. the head of the wagner, jenny, pre goshen, says, are the almost could be surrounded in the coming months. get room with you. business, florida there about 90 battalions inside around by mood. that's about 40 to 50000 people. the enemy draws up a new reserves every day. we're going to circle back, move in march or april, but let's not get ahead of ourselves there. didn't you? weapons, now you can be 100 percent. sure, we will destroy these leopards. meanwhile, corresponded eager stano. if that's a rare opportunity to speak with the wagner, chief and person who gave his take on the situation on the front lines and describe
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how his fighters lead the way in combat operations. a few years ago this group was more mythical than real. now we stand in a large warehouse greeted by the head of the wagner company himself. the occasion is solemn, commemorating the self sacrifice of 2 hero pilots. the no man left behind principle in case of the wagner group had applies not just to personnel, but to symbolic relics of war like the remains of this russian bama jet. it was shut down by the ukrainian forces during the fighting for the city of bar mood. when the pilots realised that while they were doomed, they directed the burning machine towards the enemy, towards their military column dying heroically themselves, while taking a bunch of foes with them. ukraine had already returned with honors the bodies of
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the pilots. the jets debris though, could only be retrieved now, as the wagner group is closing in on our chops, were none of her a voice one her. this is flight. 48. the guys have fuel to fulfill their desk. having cries to blame the enemy, territory rowing their military convoy, it's now time to commemorate what they have done. what in our charm of score, buck mote, it's wagner verses the entirety of ukraine's military might. no man knows the situation on the ground better than the groups chieftain preggers in flock of friends above them. astro bahamas, one. why is it important? it's lead to paralyzed the korean army and it's already paralyzed. the enemy is deploying reserve troops, but we're advancing in different directions every day, some where it's 50 meters and somewhere it's 100. we're fighting for each house for each square meter. there is
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a 40 fight area in every yard. then we see another familiar face. a fighter who starred and was believed to be a ukrainian propaganda video. the footage purported to show him being brutally executed, bludgeoned to death. alive well and back in the ranks, he himself debunked the fake. oh lou. when i was captured, they beat me. i was tortured and pressed into saying what they wanted me to say. i got many threats. they threatened to kill me and dismember my body and post the footage on line for my family to see were to the loo, iphone. yes, sure. decorated wagner commanders also mingle in the room. they all are very aware of the new batch of heavy western weapons. they'll soon have to face on the battlefield. wagner's commander of artillery with the smoke. hence, his men have plenty of experience countering crews using nato made weapons of water
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to cover this is not the 1st time we have encountered nato artillery. so we came here prepared when, thanks to lessons from previous experience against other nato artillery with him. and i'm not going to say which one, but we met more than once and we met some more powerful artillery than the ones here on this front. i'm not going to share the details, but that experience has taught us a lot unusual. based on that we have developed organ, well, your life itself has forced us to develop new tactics for conducting artillery combat operations from no one here showed any disrespect or disregard to the pho skill. yet no one doubts. wagner will come out victorious. amicus done of reporting from the dom bus, r t. ah, while ukraine has accused russia of delane grain deliveries via the black sea corridor and allegation, moscow has continually denied its emerge that european states involved in wheat
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shipments are using the deal to boost their own economies by selling more pork abroad after feeding pigs with ukrainian grain instead of helping the poorest nations as was initially agreed, r t contributor rachel mars then has more details. remember all the talk about how critical it was to get ukrainian grain shipped out of ukraine to feed the hungry in africa and asia. well, according to the latest real time data published by the united nations black sea green initiative, joint coordination center, the top 3 destinations for ukrainian grain are china, spain, and turkey. and those 3 countries alone represent 46 percent of all exports. so we're talking, all exports being roughly $700.00 plus shipments of grain. china acts as the gateway to asia and turkey acts as the gateway to africa. but what's the deal with spain? spain domestically produces more than enough of the grain that it needs to feed its
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own people with grain for people accounting for just about a quarter of all the countries domestic consumption, the rest of the grade that the country produces goes to feed its livestock. and notably, pigs, spain is routinely ranked as one of the top, if not the top port producing country in the entire world. which means that with all this grain being imported into spain, from ukraine, now it's hard to escape the conclusion that the countries literally picking out on ukrainian grain. and it's not like this is about making sure that cute little pigs roaming freely around the spanish countryside. don't go hungry, it's not about taking the food out of their mouths. more grain just basically means that more pigs can be churned out for poor to the economic benefit of madrid and ultimately to the european economy. which of course is great for europe. but what
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exactly was growing spain's pork industry used as a reason to unblocked ukrainian grain? last month, spain was able to increase its meat exports by 79 percent overall. and that's in part due to its ability to meet china's demands, to sell a 124 per cent, more spanish port to beijing compared to the same period last year. again. wonderful for the spanish economy, but not exactly following the spirit or the letter of the deal to unblocked ukrainian grain to feed. the poor. russian president vladimir putin has repeatedly raised the issue of food from ukraine being misdirected. what a kitchen, if you're here to know who was humorous with rain and almost sole grain exposure from ukraine is south north of the developing and poorest countries. but to the european union states on the 2 ships out of $87.00 below that has paul to you out
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of the world food program. i'd like to say that just like money repeat countries. so a previous decade and centuries hacked at us colonize us. so they continue to do today journal, so just how much ukrainian grain is getting to the countries that need it most. well collectively they're getting about 15 percent of the total export volume, which works out to roughly one percent each. but guess he's proud of those efforts, spain. here's the status. we're a minister patting himself and ukrainian authorities on the back last fall for their humanitarian initiative. green from ukraine. spain joins ukraine and the rest of its allies in this program, which is an honor, an immortal testament to ukraine's commitment against hunger in the world, even as it fights against russia's aggression and its indiscriminate shelling of export logistics infrastructure, which endangers millions of people who depend on ukrainian products, but hey, if hungry nations are getting a short changed on the grain, maybe they're at least getting some of the pork from spain after the pigs are done
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. stuffing their faces with it. apparently not. china is the top importer of poor, followed by japan, and then european countries like italy, germany and poland. so if the intent is truly to feed the hungry rather than just benefit europe's economy, the current ukrainian reign scheme is really missing the mark. the grain deal was agreed to in july to help stabilize. we prices and ease the raging global food crisis with russia and ukraine being the world's main suppliers implied the creation of the corridors from 3 or any imports. the un turkey were appointed guarantors of the deal. however, contrary to the promise is to help the poorest nations around 40 percent of export grain ended up in europe with spain, apparently being one of the worst offenders. i think disgusting, you know,
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for human beings to be starving and for the, for the president. although the priority to be pigs. i think that is completely unacceptable. whether they change just if it's rather disturbing. because you know, as africans with different needs more than what's currently available to us to consume by then if you really think about it too fast, food is really going to pigs. it's almost like putting, you know, the value of human beings to that of like animal is safe. we see all of these things big things, more important on done human being for us here on the controversy comes amid strengthening relations between russia and africa, which aren't limited to only green exports, but include various fields with bright development prospects in the future. that's the view of the director of the institute for african studies of the russian
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academy of sciences in her recent exclusive interview to r t. you can watch the full version throughout the day. but here's a quick preview. interestingly, in terms of technology, russia is particularly competent in areas that africa needs most energy, water, purification, agriculture, and medicine space technology. i t smart cities. these are all priority areas for africa. suing them, russia can offer africa lots of valuable engineering solutions to give you one example, we've created a certain type of fertilizer that when placed in the soil, stores moisture for up to 3 months. you can you imagine how vital this is for african countries. most of which are located in the arid zone, which if you put the fertilizer in the soil and you don't need to irrigate for 3 months. so when it comes to energy and food security to developmental issues or the processing of mineral resources, that's something that africa has huge reserves of our geologists,
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our mining companies, our equipment, all that could really help them out. i did that. so on the one hand, this opens up prospects for russia not for our own development. the national end, on the other hand, by capitalizing on our technology, africa would be able to move to a new level of development. instead of remaining a resource quality within the wider western system down us. but that was the for creation couples accused of trying to traffic children in zambia have been granted bail and are now awaiting their court hearing and march. the for married couples from croatia were arrested in december while trying to leave the country with 4 children from the neighboring democratic republic of congo. they claimed that they legally adopted the miners. the charges were dropped by the court, but the couple were again, detained at an airport in zambia, a local legal and governance activists will this to children were emotional as the
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croatians tried to get them over the border, reportedly using forged documents to pass through border control some children were crying endlessly and became with social consent to the owners of the lodge. and because of that, it was lated these foreign question nationals were trying to leave the via through 511 back up with what? and that's how the way intercepted by the immigration department. what they did in fact, was that they were found to do our passports, which were endorsed in each of the passport, the child's name or the endorsed. as having been adopted by the, the, the quote i had mentioned was when the immigration department and the law enforcement, i just checked for the paper. they suspected that they were forged with poorly protected borders. it's easy for criminals to target children in countries like the democratic republic of congo,
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moving them onto zambia and then beyond. child trafficking has been a major problem in africa for decades. zombie itself serves as a regional hub for child trafficking with earn nearly $400000.00 children are traffic in africa every year. western citizens have been embroiled and multiple scandals involving child smuggling. last year, american foster parents were detained in uganda under child trafficking charges that carried the death penalty. the u. s. citizens were also accused of torturing a 10 year old boy in their care. a local activist again says child trafficking is a longstanding, major issue for the african continent. he shared his thoughts on the reasons behind the crisis. now what you need to understand that you've had this has been ongoing for a long period of time because of our port us board that we have been look at the 3 board. i've gotten a board couple board and one of the board customer melissa
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board. the near 3 board does not quite pool us, especially the 5th to the quiet product board. that means that people are able to just cross into call and come back without showing any documentation. and they took advantage of that to put a name to work with the, the locals, so that they could get the children and transport them human trafficking. i've become much saying that your victim of things that we said here in africa. well, but situations where you thought beyond lebanese being transported into this country through different boards and in a very unsafe condition, they use content. i've tracked some guy along the way and that is what we are trying to fight. buckingham palace has opted to avoid displaying the controversial code nor diamond drink camilla's upcoming coordination as queen con, sore point,
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nor was taken from india drink colonial times and the country now wants it back. but london has so far declined to even discuss the issue. the queen's mother's traditional crown bearing, the jewel will be set aside. as queen mary's crown will be used and said for the 1st time since 1911, the 105 kara coey, nor is one of the largest diamonds in the world. it was seized by the u. case, east india company in the late 1900 century, becoming a point of contention between london and new delhi. earlier indian officials condemned the british crowns previous plan to utilize a diamond in the upcoming coordination in may. the coronation of camilla in the use of the crown jewel co i nor brings back painful memories of the colonial past. decent occasions like queen elizabeth the 2nd debt, the coronation of the new queen camilla and the use of the co i. nor does transport a few indians back to the days of the british empire in india. while the colleen or
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diamond is one of the most well known treasures taken by the british crown, many other valuables also say in english museums among them, the great star of africa, the world's largest diamond, which weighs in at around 530 carrots, as well as egypt serves that, a stone indian historian and professor appeal kumar says, britain is refusing to let go of its colonial past. i think i do see and would be that they do the diamond back to india because it belongs to india. wonder the upper sufferings ricka and doug e. d. i've never forgotten. it's extradition. it's lute the mexicans, get it out in india, and the kind of operation that india, by the british, you always remember that. and so the reaction is very simple, that they don't add distill for flesh on that route to live in their van lloyd
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coming sources them. and what is it in small quantities to $1.00 and $5.00 bite is gone. if you look at the amount of precious you from india, other drills, ornaments of the priestly states, hit dks sculptures, et cetera. one of the doesn't to india, you and the big dream that is what we do in the u. s. has withdrawn the candidacy of a leading rights activists to an international human rights posts for describing israel as an apartheid state is also comes after the candidate accused they've democratic representative in congress of being bought by pro israel groups. his statements clearly do not reflect us policy. they are not a reflection of what we believe and they are inappropriate to say the least. we have decided to withdraw our nomination of this individual. the state
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department informed me that they were withdrawing my candidacy because of my view that the conditions in israel palestine meet the definition of apartheid under international human rights law. censorship of human rights advocates who denounced apartheid in israel also affects countless palestinian academics, activists and students. it's not the 1st case in the us of someone suffering the consequences of criticizing israel. earlier the harvard kennedy school rescinded a fellowship offered to the former head of human rights watch kenneth roth over criticism of israel's oppression of palestinians. the decision drew widespread condemnation and a storm of protests which force the dean to reverse the decision. civil rights attorney robert patillo believes it's hard to voice, even mild criticism of israel in the us. we've created this place where the israeli government is sacrosanct and cannot be criticized. so it came out we
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talked about even we've had congresspeople simply say we need to respect the human rights of palestinians and them be called anti semitic. i think that what we're saying is that the u. s. violating their own principles, violating international law, in order to prop up these really regime, we all know that that yahoo has been a voter out of office by his people on multiple occasions will yet still still will returns to power. he has one of the most right when governments in israeli history currently at the united states is complicit by not allowing even the most mild criticism of the current actions of these railey regime. that since the message to the oh, to both american citizens and people internationally, that even a word criticizing israel or a word defending the palestinian people will be equated to being anti semitic will be acquitted. being anti israel will be acquainted be anti american policy. i don't see how that opposed values in united states of america. meanwhile,
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the israeli security minister has called for more jewish settlements than the occupied west bank territory. the land of israel belongs to the people of his royal . this is all mission. this is all a doc train. 9 settlements is nice, but it's still not enough. we want much more. the statement comes as israel approves the legalization of 9 stadler outpost than the occupied west bank, with more housing units likely to be built in other existing settlements, according to prime minister benjamin netanyahu. the united nations has condemned israeli settlements in the occupied palestinian territories on multiple resolutions and votes. however, more than $200.00 settlements were built on palestinian land. with more than half a 1000000 israelis living there. a un security council resolution was drafted urging israel to seize all settlement activities, which comes after the prime minister. netanyahu approved the legalization of 9th outpost in the west bank. archie maria,
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fa notion has the details. this is bait coghlan, one of 9 jewish communities in the occupied west bank that israel's security cabinet has rolled to authorize. these were so called while settlements considered illegal outposts, according to israeli law, built without government permission. but that's about to change. some camille and like we heard about the news. we were excited happy. we came out dance together including the kids, even though some kids were already asleep. we're happy to continue building israel to see this country growing bigger and blooming as a chauvinist haven. my wife and i was sitting on the couch at home, and suddenly we heard the news saying we wrote hearing up, we were excited and we wanted to celebrate with our neighbors. we've been waiting for these for a long time. these outposts started with 4 families. he gets, was among them. in 7 years it grew to 35 families. that's around 100 people, most of whom i children. there are only residential houses here and
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a synagogue kids go to school in the nearby settlement. the nearest shop a some 20 kilometers away, but locals believe there is a bright future ahead and a hello i'm so we are striving to get bigger and established permanent houses. here we want to establish a big town of $700.00 families here in israel, in the jordan wiley, in this beautiful strip of lands we want to settle down if we're all looking at only those things that we can see. we won't be able to see anything beyond that. welcome to warmly at home. these rarely governments decision has sparked outrage hand control recei beyond the boulders, the 1st of its kind since 2012. this decision was a response to deadly terror attacks in east jerusalem that took the lives of 11 people. 10 of them civilians, including 2 children, fears and concerns. now are that the legalization will only provoke mold bloodshed, a number of european countries. and most recently, canada have old announced to legalize ation of the settler outposts. these railey
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answer was swift and blunt. this is just the beginning. with israel belongs to the jewish people. i am telling the americans and the europeans stop being worried. this is our goal. this is of you, 9 downs is nice, but this is definitely not enough. we want much more. the cabinet has also approved the building of some 10000 new units in judea and samaria. these rarely term for the west bank palestinians are outraged. the move comes as israel carries out unprecedented demolitions in the neighborhoods of east jerusalem. thousands of buildings that israel considers illegal will be turned to ruins. the settlers have their own view on how things should develop. a switzerland. it is all right to be here in the tora, god promised abraham that it is all right to be here. and it doesn't matter what all the states say will leave here. we came here after 2000 years of exile and thank god we were privileged to establish
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a town here more than 4 175000 israel is leaving over 140 settlements in the west bank, which is also home to almost 3000000 palestinians. all of these settlements are illegal and international law. the palestinian authority has called the late as decision and open war against its people and is now pushing for you and security resolution to block the move israel on his pause. he is working hard to convince the us and it's western partners to veto this tap. the victory, the stand off will determine whether the place i'm standing in now will become a new settlement, or if it will remain an illegal outpost brief notion, a r t from beat ha glove. that's our up on the top stories. us our for more up to the minute updates head over to r t dot com and be sure to follow us on odyssey rumble. and gab, thanks for joining us. we'll see you back at the top of the hour. ah
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oh, why are diamonds so expensive and considered so valuable? diamonds are not particularly rare and compared to other colored gemstone, they're the most common precious stones to be found. but if that's the case, why is the price of diamonds and other precious gems rising at such an astronomical rate? precious gems have increased in value by 5 to 8 per cent every single year since 1995. i'm christiane, you're watching the cost of everything. we're today. we're going to bring some clarity to the often misunderstood diamonds and colored gems. market
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ah, diamonds have been coveted and admired for thousands of years for their beauty. they were formed billions of years ago and are so rare because so few are able to survive the difficult journey from the pits of the earth to reach the earth's surface. from the diamonds that are being mind to day, only about 20 per cent are high enough quality to be sold on the diamond market as jewelry. but while diamonds are rare, they aren't as where as you think, throughout the 19th century de beers maintained a monopoly on the global diamonds mines. the cartel with stock pol diamond's limit supply and drive up demand and costs. and it would only release enough diamonds to meet annual demand, giving the market the illusion that diamonds were exceedingly rare. but.


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