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as the number of u.s. troops in iraq becomes the lowest since the start of the war. were turned home tame they'd been left on the scrapheap by the very country they fought for. i just felt just some. that i don't think will at the pain itself will never ever leave me. women's rights activists in the u.k. sound. policy failure to stop the growing practice of female circumcision also. according to the agreements between kiev and moscow the russian black sea fleet ships will stay in the prince crimea until twenty forty two but some in this black sea resort area are now willing to sink that look into how all the russian the warships could save. the black sea.
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a very warm welcome see this is all coming from moscow with me. all the top u.s. general in iraq says there are now fewer than fifty thousand troops in the country the lowest number since the start of the war but want out of the conflict zone and back in the u.s. many are finding themselves in the midst of a deadly new struggle. this report. by the government but still more trees are you know that's me i don't think. they show enough respect to the local us brian little was a u.s. navy veteran who has been suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome since his 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
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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 know i was right. many veterans 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
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can't help you for them to walk away and think that there's no hope for them. you know drugs alcohol. and they just they're not aware to take advantage of the programs that are made available to 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 one was talking about the problem will likely get worse for current service members who are dealing with extended and frequent deployments. still in this crowd patriotism is very 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
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the military and country when america was great as a whole who started it you know it was a bunch of politically correct people living you know wherever you know high society no it was bunch of people who still want to pay tax anymore. and that's going to happen again in san diego ramon galindo r t. well the us federal government violates the constitutional sense your regular basis that states have to work for themselves to uphold the rule of law also says our zaina share for it had none he spoke in the full interviews coming your way next hour but here's a quick preview. when i was 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
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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. now on the alleged russian arms dealer dubbed by the west the merchant of death may be extradited to the us we've been i was fit to be it's lawyer says a special plane has a right to bank all questions currently being held it comes all to washington also thailand to discuss the fresh challenges of course against him when his extradition to america for alleged arms deeding was approved last week before the decision was announced the us board new challenges the money laundering and forward against him the rule now requires him to stand trial or until the fresh proceedings are over he was arrested in bangkok two and a half years ago in a sting operation following u.s.
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born forces and has been in prison ever since daniel estulin with an investigative journalist says the whole process has been all constrained to to discuss lies american involvement i spend quite a bit of time in thailand researching started to build story and interesting bits of wood extensively over sixty times for hundreds of hours and in prison in quality i also access to intelligence or. time teligent officers a very high level 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 world so that nobody could say that there was a skew decision or that nobody could say that the americans paid the thais everybody could say it was one win for blood what it would be 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 for the second
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sort of the war against borders basically a war against russia if you can destroy the 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 rational so you destroy russia's credibility in the international community i think his chance of winning the case the united states is zero point zero united states states have spent fifteen years trying illegibly trying to catch an alleged gun runner but that it was it true they spent two and a half years trying to win the extradition case and a victory would 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. well we've got plenty more ahead for you this hour so stay with me to find out just what the option for the end of the world's biggest rock stars how big. religious disbelief
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russian rehab centers music divine going to be drug addiction are accused of posing and they get to read them the drugs themselves. in the u.k. medical officials say the number of women being subjected to genital mutilation is on the lines although 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 more of the images in or emmett's report disturbing. school holidays for some golden afternoons in the park but for others a horrific ordeal aged fifteen u.k. born jay 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 her genitalia would be cut i was laid down the floor lots of hands lots of like
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celebration resolve like 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 but 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 just really quick but i felt like it was been saw 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 for 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 is
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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 more more sees the lasting effects of which include cysts on the vagina and sterility the removed everything. for the past the. law. and so on and expects the will remain to have sex. at g.m. is thought to be so prevalent in the u.k. local authorities have set up task forces to identify when children are risk but
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this is a practice that's gone on for centuries in some african and arabic countries and it's entrenched in families. communities. and. some females the 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. victims. that's got a lot to do with the terminology used for me personally i hate even the term mutilation because i don't i'm not mutilated i've been caught. and i think the whole mutilation term is very very negative and i think it just causes
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a lot of survivors to go underground because no one wants walk down the street with the term of the head with legislation proving ineffective it's a culture that the british authorities have so far failed to eradicate leaving thousands of its citizens at risk every year and it. was just to remind you we've got a lot more on our website for you all to dot com so you do look on to check our galleries political cartoons also follow us on twitter a look now at some of the stories that michael shariah online at the minute the miracle of life in that's all compels all flock to siberia to see the wisdom of god this is the point to come up and read how many women then became pregnant. behind the saver in britain for the camp a sing pensioner who threw a kissy into a good while the poor old tabbies now say to the woman he's a great sculptor receiving death threats.
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president medvedev is renowned for his love of rock music so it's no surprise he found time to meet the front men of the irish band u two to talk about music you know i come here to cross great divide between me led zeppelin and you heard about the little fellows up in two zero zero zero. but i can relax. they met in the event of ahead of a concert in moscow were of wednesday it will be the first ever performance said russia that three hundred sixty degree show is the world's most expensive to date and is expected to attract more than eighty thousand people. by ukraine wants to
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sink russia's black sea fleet but all in the name of conservation a request then made for decommissioned ships to be scuttled to create artificial waste in the crimea. help. 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 pete season brings launch pollution to young to bay on the water to clean it every year we see fewer fish caught in this part of the black sea i believe you will to blaze ecosystem is in grave danger. she 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. we will ask the russian black sea fleet stationed here to give us their old ships we will sink them and create an
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artificial reef which will greatly improve the 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 and 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 harbor for greenland 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 ridge if occasion 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 they have several stoppers administration says the russian naval presence here brings
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a massive investment for the city's infrastructure and calls for a fitting of the ships may create jobs for the locals if you suppose that it is that we have an excellent shipyard in the crimea which has been abandoned for almost two decades if moscow decides to repair its fleet here 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 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 dogs. ski on sea reporting from ukraine's crimea. i hasten more now in brief a forty three people have killed when an airliner crash landed in northeast china
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ninety one passengers and five crew members were said to be on board the hen and lines flight the plane overshot the wrong way during a night landing and burst into flames over fifty people have been taken to hospital the majority already a stable condition. pakistani officials are trying to coordinate relief efforts as floodwaters affecting millions continue to rise and many are fleeing their homes that the government issued new warnings making matters worse the millions that escaped before the flood swept in our risk of waterborne diseases pakistan's president warns it will take at least three years and tens of billions of dollars to. cover from the damage. at least thirty people have been killed in an attack on a hotel in the somali capital mogadishu police say a gunman stormed the building opened fire and then blew themselves up six members of the country's parliament are reported to be among the dead
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a militant group with links to al qaida has claimed responsibility for the. drugs agency is planning to increase the number of state controlled. it says currently most drug addicts get help from non-governmental facilities and while some scientists do help diction all their patients in trouble all see stay safe havens report. 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 fines and with that diagnosed with hepatitis b. and c. we can now sense god saved and changed his life. when i came near a large share for the first time in eight years i realized their grass was green birds were singing and everything was beautiful i used to take drugs and alcohol at the same time i was literally a virgin. i what was going on around. here is
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a rehab center run by cornerstone church days include group chores me to teach responsibility and bible and prayer sessions. with 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 but when someone talks to god and that's what a prayer is he becomes a believer and his life changes and man 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 to. hardware 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 recruiting centers for religious sex the pentecostal community in russia is small
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but run several of the nation's growing number of religious rehabs critics insist those who seek treatment through these are simply trading one crutch or another we're going to do. 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 and able to function outside of the church and sequester themselves later electing to spread the message to others in new centers as for me he doesn't believe he's part of a cult the. contrary i realized i had been brainwashed all my previous life and people around me had a consumer attitude but here i have pure feelings i mean your vision and a desire to run a clinic of his own someday stacy didn't r.t. i had. business meetings with.
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business russia's post service may be transformed into a joint stock company at the beginning of twenty twelve this would be the first step in turning the service into a public plan the rest must put its value at one to one point six billion dollars but if the company goes public the capitalization is projected to grow to more than eight billion by twenty twenty russian post owns forty two thousand branches across the country and three point one billion dollars last year the. russian energy giant gazprom may build a gas pipeline from russia to china as early as twenty fifteen russia first agreed to build the pipeline to china in two thousand and two who failed to agree on gas prices with beijing but some experts doubt the new problem will be a priority for china as it's already investing heavily in the two biggest energy supplies in central asia turkmenistan and kazakstan. back to russia now on
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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 filter just the. sounds of a look at the stock markets here are mosco they fell further in the last hour of trade oil producer rose net shed some two percent as the price of light sweet slipped near a seventy two dollars a barrel. for the second largest food retailer magnate reported an eleven point three percent increase in first half profits to one hundred thirty one million dollars the company adds capital spending for this year may reach one point three billion as it opens thirty hypermarkets and some six hundred fifty convenience stores. potence biggest fault can produce the stock spirits is looking to buy a seventy five percent stake in ukrainian distil in the mirror of according to
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common daily the polish company is going to exclusive rights to acquire the shares and will make a final decision in a month the mirror visits the method to be worth the three hundred seventy million dollars there is another possible buy for the fake russian standard which previously expressed interest in the us it says it's still considering a bid. russia's biggest modern orals nickel is currently the subject of a fierce fight for control tycoons oleg there are pascoe of libya patrolling in both going twenty five percent of the group each wants to buy the other routes or the neither was to sell what's at stake in this battle of the billionaires our correspondent clover visits the town of the real scoop. the world's richest nickel copper the lariam sediments are deposited here and the neural scarry are the production facilities of the rust nickel stretch out in the mountains dominating the town and provide the much of the local employment like many other commodity producers morales was hit by the financial crisis how about this richard suffer
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a few cuts for all the partials but degrees of the punters overcome the crisis quite successfully cause it was a constant demand for oil production on 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 twenty seven percent drop in 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 copper. i. oh well. the c.e.o.
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of neurochemical is keen to modernize and just promising to spend nearly half a billion dollars next year on cleaning up operations but. he's worried about how the shareholder battle for control of the company impact capital expenditure the bafana bafana situation is quite difficult as you know there are several ways shareholders and managers view it as something that you should 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 pussy would slow down the company's development and would have a negative impact in the future i believe face the negative impact of money spent on dividends i support the idea of 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 as production costs and profitability are comparable with international competitors but it does face
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a challenging future it's resource base is shrinking and the price of extraction rising the chief of the rails wants the company to focus on what he calls investment into the mountain however that's unlikely to happen until the conflict between the owners is resolved. business our team. that's the latest are most you can always find more stories on our website www dot com slash business.
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