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service is no longer required for us veterans of wars in iraq and afghanistan claim they've been left on the scrapheap by the very country they saw for more. than just felt just something. that i don't think will have the pain itself will never ever need me women's rights advocates in the u.k. sound the alarm over the authorities failure to stop the growing practice of female circumcision also. according to the agreements between cuba and most go the russian black sea fleet ships will stay in ukraine's crimea until twenty forty two but some in this black sea resort area are now willing to sink them look into how old russian warships could save the unique underwater world of the black sea. the business stock markets tumbled as. well the call to be what's.
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more welcome to you live from our headquarters in central moscow this is are you with me a nice or not way it's six pm here in the russian capital ten am in washington now there's a rude awakening for many u.s. veterans returning from iraq after risking their lives they often assume they'll receive full support and assistance upon their return to civilian life over many vets are finding that spite regular public praise real support is hard to find argues ramon golden though sent us this report. by the government but still more treason you know and that's me i don't think they they they show enough respect to the local bad things bryan little is a u.s. navy veteran who has been suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome since his
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discharge he was unable to find work after leaving the military and hasn't been able to get the proper treatment for his condition little has been suicidal at times his pleas for help have been ignored it's a common theme at stand down an annual nonprofit event that helps homeless vets get off the streets volunteers are helping these veterans become better adjusted to civilian life something the military isn't doing enough of a lot of people really don't know exactly what to expect or where to go to get the help that they need pamela brisson served in afghanistan and has been homeless for two years the largest growing population of homeless women in san diego is veterans returning from current combat according to catholic charities which operate shelters around the city while on the street britain has been taking care of her nine year old son chris he's been able to maintain straight a's even while they bounced around from shelter to shelter or slept on a sidewalk. i'm not honestly like. many veterans
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want help but prison admits it's easy to get discouraged when the government doesn't want to help it only takes one or two people to say i don't know or know we can't help you for them to walk away and think that there's no hope for them. you know i get hooked on drugs alcohol. and they just they're not aware to take advantage of the programs that are made available to them the last couple years i think the number of persian gulf veterans has increased greatly outnumbering the vietnam veterans dr john that just in is very familiar with san diego's homeless population he started stand down twenty three years ago because he saw a huge number of homeless veterans that. no i was talking about the problem will likely get worse for current service members who are dealing with extended and frequent ones. still in this crowd patriotism is very
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much alive you know what actually i really would go back despite her troubles pamela brisson says she would still go back and buy for the country that has led her down a sentiment echoed by many of these veterans who still have an undying loyalty to the military and country when america was great as a whole who started a you know a bunch of politically correct people living you know wherever you know high society you know it was bunch of people who want to pay tax and you more. there's going to happen again in san diego ramon go indo r t. the u.s. federal government violates the constitution on such a regular basis that states have to work for themselves to uphold the rule of law so says ours own a sheriff richard mack he's spoken to our team and the full interview is coming your way later this hour but here's a quick look at what's to come. when i was
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a rookie cop i made a huge mistake i actually read the constitution and specifically the bill of rights and i saw. one hand what the constitution says i saw on the other hand what the government is actually doing the only solution that we have left is state sovereignty local control the sheriff of this country getting together with county commissioners county attorneys and standing fighting and he wrecked in the barriers against the encroachments of the national government the federal government. and alleged russian arms dealer dubbed by the west the merchant of death may be extradited to the u.s. within hours victor broods lawyer says a special plane has arrived in bangkok where he's currently being held and comes after washington asked thailand to discard fresh charges brought against him extradition rather to america for a legs arms dealing was approved last week but before the decision was announced
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the u.s. brought new charges of money laundering and fraud against him the one now requires him to stay in thailand until the fresh proceedings are over who was arrested in bangkok two and a half years ago in a sting operation by us mad forces and has been in prison ever since well daniel was still an author and investigative journalist says the whole process has been orchestrated to disguise american involvement. spend quite a bit of time and research in story and interesting bits of wood extensively over sixty five for hundreds of hours and president quality also had access to. intelligence and to intelligence officers a very highly. told me that in fact the whole thing was already done before it started in the sense that you know the court of course instance was going to rule in favor so it looked actually the book was going to win the case and the appeals court was going to rule in boots against the troubled so that nobody could say that it was a skewed decision or that nobody could say that the americans paid the ties and
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when you could say it was one for blood one would for the americans except that the the appeals court decision was the final decision because unfortunately in thailand there was no appeals to the supreme court as far as the foreign as a concert in the war against borders basically a war against russia if you can destroy board and you can prove that he's a merchant of death and obviously he has to get his arms from somewhere and that someone has to be russia so you destroy russia's credibility in the international community i think is chance of winning the case the united states is zero point zero united states states are spent fifteen years trying allegedly trying to catch an alleged gun runner but that it was it true they spent two and half years trying to win the extradition case and it looked a bit actually said to the united states to think that he can win in the united states against america on their home turf when everything is against them so that in the end if you walks and goes home america will all become a laughing stock of the entire world not to mention that whatever little credibility they have as a nation will definitely be ruined. wired from moscow we've got plenty more ahead
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for you this hour stay with our two for roberta's disbelief ross and rehab centers using divine guidance to be drug addiction are accused of posing a bigger threat than drugs themselves. in the u.k. medical officials say the number of women being subjected to genital mutilation is on the rise of all the practice is illegal in the country no one's ever been convicted of the crime and thousands are considered to be at risk each year you may find some of the images and more and it's report disturbing. school holidays for some golden afternoons in the park but for others deal age fifteen u.k. born j. kumar is mother took her home to sierra leone for an initiation ceremony jay had big ideas of evenings around the fire cooking and gossiping with female relatives she had no idea that during the celebration of her womanhood jenna tavia would be cut i was laid down the floor lots of hands lots of like celebration
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chairs etc and then my mouth was covered so thing to muffle and then my legs were spread and then i just felt just some pain that i don't think all of the pain itself will never ever leave me because i've had to fight it's like i mean i can understand how people feel when they lose an arm or a leg but they have that found some kind of pain all the time and that's the kind of pain which i personally have to live with on a day to day basis i've heard that some people is this really quick but i felt like it was being sought and women's rights organization forward estimates that six and a half thousand girls in the u.k. are at risk of female genital mutilation every year the most common age but girls to have the procedure is between six and eight the summer holidays are a prime time because there's an opportunity for a long visit back to the family's country of origin and although it's illegal in the u.k. there's evidence. that it is being done in this country female genital mutilation
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is performed for cultural reasons and justified as a religious requirement or rights of passage to womanhood much like male circumcision it's supposed to ensure cleanliness and better marriage prospects however it often has serious and long lasting physical complications and sometimes its hospital in london is one of the senses that deals with. some girls die they bleed to death or develop techniques infections when dirty instruments are used midwife comfort momo sees the lasting effects of which include cysts on the vagina and sterility the removed everything. for the past. law. and so on and expects the will remain to have sex from. g.m. is thought to be so prevalent in the u.k.
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local authorities have set up task forces to identify when children are risk but this is a practice that's gone on for centuries in some african and arabic countries and it's entrenched in families. communities and this has been some protests. and. some female sort of procedure done to them but you will consider. that procedure is done to their own daughters and this is a boy it's an important matter of education as well. in the legal despite being an illegal act there's never been a single conviction against someone who's arranged or performed female genital mutilation in the u.k. victim kumara says that's got a lot to do with the terminology used for me personally i hate even the term mutilation because i don't. and i think the patient is
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very very negative and i think it just causes a lot of survivors so go underground because no one down the street with the move ahead with legislation proving ineffective it's a culture that pushes your thirty's have so you fall failed to eradicate the big thousands of its citizens at risk every year. i want to take some time to remind you we've got a lot more on our web site that's r t dot com check out our galleries political cartoons or simply follow us on twitter a look now at some of the stories that you can draw on line the miracle of whites and walk to siberia to seek the wisdom of a goddess who was a patron for mothers read how many women then became pregnant. and the hans over in britain from the cat hating pensioner who threw a kid into a bin while the four year old tabby is now safe it's the woman who's at risk after receiving death threats.
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the president did is renowned for his love of rock music so it's no surprise he found time to meet the front man of the band u two to talk about what then. you know i come here to cross great divide between me. and you are. going to follow the bill into. going to let. me give a head of a concert in moscow on wednesday it will be you to his first ever concert in russia their spectacular three hundred sixty degree so is expected to attract more than eleven thousand. ukraine wants to sink russia's black sea fleet but all in the
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name of conservation requests have been made for the decommissioned ships to be scuttled to create artificial reefs in the crimea. he has the details. professional diver alexei has been exploring the depths of the black sea in ukraine's crimea for more than three decades he says the underwater world here is absolutely unique from a scientific point of view but he is concerned about the danger that every year is getting worse to peak to or season brings launch pollution too young to play in the water fail sickly. every year we see fewer fish caught in this part of the black sea i believe you all to please ecosystem is in grave danger alexei has considered many different solutions to the problem but his friend a deputy in the city council came up with a simple yet hopefully highly effective idea so a lot of good news that we will ask the russian black sea fleet stationed here to
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give us their old ships we will sink them and create an artificial reef which will greatly improve the base ecosystem this is nothing new many countries do the same. as the idea came to him after what was seen as a major policy shift in the presidents of russia and ukraine signed an agreement to prolong the stay of the russian black sea fleet in the crimea until twenty forty two where the previous administration. and key of these ships of the russian black sea fleet were unwanted guests in ukraine's crimea and were to leave the area by the year twenty seventeen but after the heart of agreement was signed local authorities here are saying they're trying to do everything they can so that these ships remain here for years to come straight after the rich if you get a share of the back to russia needed me to be definitive said the fleet needed serious modernization and now the crimea is ready to help more school with that the head of sevastopol is administration says the russian naval presence here brings
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massive investment for the city's infrastructure and calls for a fitting of the ships may create jobs for the locals use it was the focus of what we have an excellent shipyard in the crimea which has been abandoned for almost two decades if moscow decides to repair its fleet we're ready to offer our facilities and specialists this would be much cheaper for the russians and we revive our factory which was one of the best in the country just several decades ago april spark of agreement sparked a mass opposition protests in kiev they described it as a sellout of the country in crimea the mood is very much the opposite the russian black sea fleet command is yet to respond to the divers and officials proposals for an artificial reef but there will be glad to see few here can imagine life without these ships anchored on the surface in several stoppers docks. reporting from ukraine's crimea. now it's coming up to seventeen minutes past the hour let's take a look at some other stories dominating world news pakistani officials are trying
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to coordinate relief efforts as flood waters affecting millions continue to rise many are fleeing their homes after the government is new warnings making matters worse the millions that escaped before the flood swept in are at risk of water borne diseases pakistan's president warned it will take at least three years and tens of billions of dollars to recover from the damage. at least thirty two people . all have been killed in an attack on a hotel in the somali capital. police say gunmen stormed the building opened fire and then blew themselves up six members of the contras part of them and are reported to be among the dead a militant group with links to al qaida has claimed responsibility for the attack. and thirty three miners trapped underground in chile have been given reassurances about their rescue after speaking to the contrary top mining official a microphone the minister says more help will be provided as the rescue operation
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continues the men have been trapped some seven hundred meters below ground for more than a week they have just started receiving supplies of food water and oxygen it's thought the rescue operation could take up to four months. the russians and the drugs agency is planning to increase the number of state controlled rehab centers it says currently most drug addicts get help from non-governmental facilities and while some centers do help battle addiction others only lend their patients in deeper trouble stacey givens reports. how do you through the my spirit of drug and alcohol addiction took me nearly a decade these twenty nine year old was on a collision course with crime and with diagnosed with hepatitis b. and c. we can now since god saved and changed his life. when i came here last year for the first time in eight years i realized the grass was green birds were singing and everything was beautiful i used to take drugs and alcohol at the same time i was
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literally a virtual no wonder standing by what was going on around. here is a rehab center run by a cornerstone church days include group tours me to teach responsibility and bible and prayer sessions. prayer is a fellowship and we are more likely to become like those we communicate with if someone talks to fishermen he's likely to become one too when someone talks to gold . and that's what a prayer is he becomes a believer and his life changes and not on the schedule here is time with a trained professional the belief is that the spirit is what needs mending and that this only comes through god drug use is on the rise in russia the official numbers indicate that there are six hundred thousand addicts but the federal agency charged with combat in this problem puts it at millions more but there is also an increase in the number of religious rehab centers like this one that are offering nontraditional treatments but some are referring to them as little more than
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recruiting centers for religious sex the pentecostal community in russia is small but run several of the nation's growing number of religious rehabs critics and system those who seek treatment through these are simply trading one crutch for another. we're losing people now not because of drugs but because of destructive cults chemical addiction to drugs or alcohol is substituted by group psychological addiction instead this kind of addiction is stronger and much more serious some experts claim recovering addicts become able to function outside of the church and sequester themselves later electing to spread the message to others in new centers answer me he doesn't believe he's part of a cult of. the contrary i realize it had been brainwashed all my previous life and people around me had a consumer attitude but here i have people feelings and then you version and the
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desire to run a clinic of his own someday stacy didn't r.t. . your serious rehab it looks like wall street may be needing something joins us now with the latest. in first few minutes we'll look at why in the program but first post may be transformed into a joint stock company at the beginning of twentieth twelve this would be the first step in turning the service into a public preliminary estimates put its value at one to one point six billion. but if the company goes public because the location is projected to grow to more than eight billion by twenty twenty russian post owns forty two thousand branches and three point one billion dollars last year russian energy giant gazprom may build a gas pipeline from russia to china as early as twenty fifteen russia first agreed to build a pipeline to the country in two thousand and two but failed to agree on gas prices with beijing but some experts doubt the new pipeline will be a priority for china as it's already investing heavily in the two biggest energy
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supplies in central asia so many stand and kazakstan. back to russia now and corporate profits sold sixty three percent in the first half of twenty ten year on year combined pretax profits of big and mid sized enterprises reached ninety billion dollars the biggest growth was reported by property companies miners were not far behind fifty six percent the number of businesses reporting a loss fell just. called world stock markets investors are cashing in recent gains in european miners xstrata is down four five and down to six percent in london construction stocks are also under attack heidelberg cement is top loser on the dax. wall streeters already slumped one and a half percent in the first twenty minutes of trade a twenty seven percent fall in pre-owned u.s. home sales for july has given negative vibes for the whole economy. and falling
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further out in the last hour of trade top reduced rules enough to shed another two percent today as the price of light sweet slips near a seventy two dollars a barrel. russia second largest food retailer magnate has reported an eleven point three percent increase in first half profits to one hundred thirty one million dollars the company adds that capital spending for this year may reach one point three billion as it opens thirty hypermarkets and some six hundred fifty convenience stores. poland's biggest producer of stock spirits is looking to buy a seventy five percent stake in ukrainian distil in the mirror off according to common sense daily the polish company has gained exclusive rights to acquire the shares and will make a final decision in a month the mirror is demented to be worth three hundred seventy million dollars meanwhile there's another possible buyer for the stake russian standard which previously expressed interest in the assets it says it's still considering at lead . russia's biggest modern orals nickel is currently the subject of
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a fierce fight for control talkers only. patrolling in both and blocking stakes in the group each wants to buy the other out of the ones to sell but what's the stake in this battle of the billionaires a correspondent clover visits the telling of the royals. the world's richest nickel comp up the ladder set a month positive here in the area the production facilities of nickel stretch out the mountains dominating the town and providing a much of the local employment like many other commodity producers morales was hit by the financial crisis how about this region suffered few cuts rolled partials by degrees of the punters overcome the crisis quite successfully it was a constant demand for oil production in the global market that's why we didn't decrease fully move production juvie the hard times not all nor nickels factories was so fortunate last year the company reported to twenty seven percent drop in
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revenue to tap point two billion dollars still the group retains its leadership on the world market accounting for more than twenty percent of global nickel output more than ten percent of cobalt production at three percent of. my about. my life that. was. the c.e.o. of neurochemical is keen to modernize and just promising to spend nearly hoth a billion dollars next year on cleaning up operations but the drug he's worried about how the shareholder battle for control of the company will impact capital expenditure the blocking your prime time situation is different quite. as you know there are several ways shareholders and managers view it something that you should
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take all you can now without thinking of the company's future the shareholders who are in for the long term think that such a policy would slow down the company's development and would have a negative impact in the future i believe face a negative impact of the money spent on dividends i support the idea of adequate actions the dividends should be paid but in adequate volumes and not impede the company's development allocations of mismanagement of the company are somewhat hard to substantiate the production costs and profitability are comparable with international competitors but it does face a challenging future it's resource base is shrinking and the price of extraction rising the chief of the rules wants the company to focus on what he calls investment into the mound however that's unlikely to happen until the conflict between is resolved. business r.t.
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