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it is eight am in the russian capital you're watching r t with me marina joshie and first breaking news at least nine people have been killed and one badly injured in a fire that broke out at a home for the elderly and the fair region in western russia cross live show correspondent sean thomas has got the details for us sean so can you tell us what happened. well it's a situation that is unimaginable to many in fact in the early hours of this morning that fire broke out flames are upping at an old folks home in the to very region which is about three hundred kilometers away from moscow in that fire nine people have been killed at least in one person severely injured who is right now in a hospital authorities saying that the emergency crews responded to that fire within three minutes but still not in time to save the lives of those nine people and at least four hundred eighty other people at this moment in time have been evacuated we do know at this point in time that the flames are out but right now
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it's time for the investigators to get in and do their work and see exactly what was the cause of this fire well john as we know the investigation is underway so what the lines of inquiry and vice are investigators pursuing at the moment. well the early indications from the emergency ministries crew say that they believe that this is a fire that started from the faulty electrical wiring or at least that's what they're going with at this moment in time and so. of course it happened early this morning right now as the as it's starting to get light it's the time for the investigators to get in there and start doing their work but right now all fingers are pointing to a faulty electrical wiring at this point. bullshit on this isn't the first time that their retirement home has been on fire taking the lives of the elderly so what happened before. will certainly a brown three years ago in a russophone done that there was a fire that killed more than sixty people at that point in time. i mean it was poor
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fire conditions and not adhering to fire codes that were believed to be the cause of that fire and then back in january of two thousand and nine in the cormier region it was there was another fire in an elderly home and the deaths more than twenty in that case are believed to be caused by slow response from the medical staff at the facility at the inn then of course there is this one as well where nine people at least have been killed one person severely injured four hundred eighty people displaced and right now they're looking into of course the cause of that being faulty like faulty electrical wiring but of course this instance is going to more than likely cause a resurgence of interest in making sure that elderly homes around the country are safe of course emergency ministries looking into that right now ok john thanks for bringing us the details and just for some of the viewers who may be just joining us just reminder that least nine people have been killed and one seriously injured in a fire that right through and nursing home in western russia and we'll be crossing
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back to you for more information as we get it now two of the stories that we are looking at here in our team today russia splitting the pressure on terror in the north caucasus with the security services saying over forty alleged militants have been killed in august but two police officers have reportedly been shot dead by militants in the russian republic of dagestan just hours ago on sunday twelve militants were killed during a special operation in the chechen republic and our correspondent mary if and has more on this so what can you tell us about these latest events. well now renamed unfortunately we have to admit that. russia has recently been rather high and one of the most shocking attacks happened in the republic of chechnya on sunday then a group of militants from fifteen as far as the chechen imagery ministry of internal affairs reported to thirty as the militants themselves claimed through their website attacked the home village. of the chechen leader of their of the
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village of tench roy that attacked it before sunrise at four am moscow and local time when people in the village were sleeping in the houses of local policemen situated on the outskirts of the village were first targeted the militants seized one policeman and short tamed right before his family's eyes the second one heard the shooting and came out of his home trying to stop the militants and help peace call it but he was also shocked at the third policeman who was also killed at his home shortly after that the ministry of internal affairs special battalions in chechnya together with local police started an operation and as a result five mentions were killed seven others exploded themselves as they had no chance and they didn't want to be identified and it's also been reported that these operations cost the lives of five local police men while seventeen others were injured and as far as i'm sunk are there
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a person reported only those who were shooting video managed to escape initially they were reports that five local residents who were also killed but later on runs on cover of denied this information saying there were no deaths among civilians three of the killed militants were identified they belong to a group of terrorists headed by a bit of that heart of the brother of myth of the heart of killed in two thousand and five he was the leader of the militants and also known as they had of the god of aslan most hard of one of the most prominent and powerful militants ever who played a very important role during the first chechen military campaign in one thousand nine hundred four it's also been reported that some of the killed mittens the militants killed during the operation in the village of century were not from chechnya but apparently they were from the middle east very number or areas you know that the region. the caucasus region is comprised of several republics so
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let's take a look at the situation of the other or russian republics of the caucasus. well as far as the russian aff is he has recently been reporting all this has been quieter and affective a productive month from the point of view of counting terry some in russia especially in the north caucasus the country's region considered to be a kind of a cradle of terrorists and the country and the percentage of terror movement here in russia two or well twelve mentions of that following the operation in the chechen village of tench roy on sunday the day before in dagestan five other militants were killed during this curative patrol in the republic in the neighboring republic of combat in a ball carrier five militants were killed during the siege of an apartment and four militants were killed in the republic of dagestan when they were stopped by policemen and asked to present the documents but instead they started shooting and
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all were killed right there but one of most successful operations was one conducted in the republic of dagestan in the north caucasus on the twenty first of august when. the leader of the druggist on militants mughal made a leg up of force killed he is the man responsible for to live lost in moscow metro the summer when two suicide bombers exploded themselves killing forty and injuring more than a hundred and also interest in archives were discovered with its man proving his links with al qaida and on other international terrorist organizations and the analysts are saying that this recent attack on. the chechen leader's home village of tents roi in chechnya and this recent activity by terrorists is a response to these successes by federal forces as if the the chair. one
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to demonstrate that they are still alive and they're in force and the federal forces are not fully controlling the situation but as far as we can see most of these special operations by federal forces lead to the militants. well were indeed as you just earlier mentioned that there are there have been a few and terror operations in august but overall what is the conclusion there what are the official saying about the situation there about the balance of forces perhaps are the winning the war on terror. it looks like the authorities considering this war rather successful just last week the president dmitry medvedev mad they had a gracious half a speech alexander board new government he praised the work of the federal forces saying that every single officer taken part in counter terrorist operation has to be rewarded and make sure that it was also emphasized that the war on terror is
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about to be worn by federal forces and the government is not going to back down on counting terrorism in russia will continue to fight terrorism until the last minute and is less now listen to what he has to say rather. the militants killed during these recent operations brought it upon themselves by their own criminal law which back when the moscow metro bombings took place. all be found and eliminated is the only way to treat them if you're going to. russia's most wanted militant doc or morrow of still remains at large but as the source caesar emphasizing more and more militants from his surroundings have been captured and killed so that means that his death is getting more and more real. ok maria thanks very much indeed for bringing us the details mary for national there reporting from the russian capital. and you're watching r t live from moscow still
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have you this hour of labor who wouldn't goes for a spin find out what the russian prime minister thought of the roads in russia's far east all the details coming up later in the program. a string of violent attacks and hispanic immigrants in new york has prompted fears of a new wave of racial hatred the victims say they've been targeted by african-americans who want to clear a mexican immigrants from their neighborhoods are lauren lyster reports on how frustrations are boiling over in the big apple. the united states has always been a country of immigrants but they're not always welcome we've seen mexicans targeted in the western state of arizona which passed a tough law targeting undocumented immigrants there's many many people are coming to this country and they go through the proper channels to do the proper thing and and the people that don't do that they're broken alone despite a backlash. now we're seeing more signs this sentiment is making ripples
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across the country far from the mexican border in one area of new york city where. there has been a string of a dozen attacks on hispanic residents in recent months victims like ruhi leo and victim number nine infidel you can literally find them simply walking through the neighborhood and the suspects unfortunately most of the attacks most recently been by blacks against him which according to these victims they were targeted by teens while minding their own business is right here in the back of my head speeches and then they hit my our entry point for no other reason than being mexican they were peers to be a divide between the minorities sharing this poor area of new york despite this when you go through these statistics you want education and trying to bring the bottom of the blacks and hispanics for me to show you before we have one common
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then we don't have in common but here the rift appears to be growing with the influx of hispanic immigrants city blocks that used to be vacant are now flourishing appearing to leave behind me she a lot of mixed feeling working you know let's work here this is the main thoroughfare of this neighborhood it's where many of the mexican shops and markets like this one have popped up it's also where many of the anti mexican attacks have occurred now the police presence across the street as a result is new but residents say the issues are not. or was he just. a he's up to forty. three years. when i was in high school i was really getting people to do so with me because some argue now blacks are unfairly targeted by all the attention the blacks feel slighted they feel mexican share in the blame too and i hear legally and they commit crimes here as an argument being made from this talk
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to a new york town to the streets in arizona so in a country of immigrants does this point to a pecking order that has always been some of the really knew it and the latest royal always has a pretty difficult to go through the tension among races simply evolving to a new era like the ones you think it was a period now is that was the can we do more secure and has america always been a melting pot where someone's getting burned believe. lauren lyster are to new york. police are questioning fifteen people arrested after scores of bare chested skin has went on the rampage at a concert in russia's urals region eyewitnesses say up to one hundred people sought to be far right extremist attack of the crowd with clubs of the tornado festival in the region media reports suggest a fourteen year old girl was killed but sorties have not yet confirmed this eleven
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people have been taken to hospital i witnesses claim the man even beat of the police and gunshots were heard it's unclear what prompted the fight and us to geisha is underway some three thousand people were at the festival during the attack. a senior government prosecutor in afghanistan says he's been forced to retire for aggressively promoting corruption investigations some of the people under suspicion were top officials and one of president hamid karzai aides our military analyst says the afghan leader is doing everything in his power to block u.s. efforts to be corruption and drug production. in this standoff between design and general betray us. president has scored again in his incipient battle against the american anti-corruption efforts first time scored when he completely blocked and stalled the investigation all
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his chief of the national security council and the second time just recently when he consolidated he has the momentum again the american anti-corruption drive in afghanistan and he not only if voided the american pressure but in a way he could go that americans in afghanistan and instead of reversing his decision against the branded. corrupt officials instead he fired one of the senior prosecutors in afghanistan demonstrating to afghans to americans and to the whole world that he is in charge not only of drug production but corruption as well right now this standoff is coming to a head again it's opened up an opportunity to brush off an old idea which i erred one year ago that is to regain the initiative and momentum fighting the corruption in afghanistan general petraeus has to be appointed as
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a governor general again a stand. so he could introduce the martial law and to disband the presidential institution in again a stand once and for all and to call for the loya jirga to postpone the constitution and to disband the presidential institution all together so he could exit q would the palace coup and to appoint himself as a governor general this is the only way to rest the runaway flagrant corruption that threatens to implode the whole social fabric of afghanistan corruption and drug production in afghanistan actually of the two parts of a binary weapon that threatens to implode the evidence society and totally and completely discredit any notion of democracy in afghanistan.
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it what you are going to live from moscow us now take a look at some other stories from around the world and thirty three miners have been trapped underground in chile for more than three weeks have had their first telephone contact with their families many of the man have severe skin irritation is from the heart of wet conditions but they say they're doing much better since receiving food engineers and do begin drilling and escape shaft which is expected to take at least three months to complete they're also considering expanding an existing bore hole which could speed up the rest. in ecuador a bus right off a highway an overturned killing at least thirty seven people and seriously injuring a dozen others children are among the dead it's believed the driver also died in the accident may have fallen asleep police say had been on the rail for at least seven hours before the crash the bus was traveling through ecuador's highlands towards the country's capital quito. lots of submerge the town in
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western pakistan and threaten another which is a key staging post for relief workers authorities are still trying to rebuild levees around tada against the swollen indus river pakistan is struggling to deal with raging floods that have affected more than seventeen million people and claimed hundreds of lives. russian prime minister was human food and a sample the driving conditions on the country's roads giving an informal t.v. interview from behind the wheel and he talked about the need to improve road safety and develop production in the country's far east asia we're going to go to we have discussed things with truck drivers they say it's uncanny the military has been built and it appears good stretch but it still looks service points imagine it for time bursts when the temperature is fifty below zero it would simply be in danger lurks plus new communication tool this is very serious it means we've simply failed to take this in our time and it needs to be fixed immediately. you'll see this now
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as we move production is planned to be related to pumping we are building a new pipeline with our chinese partners that's what several major proposed locations along the way would be about without doubt they would grow to become generators for this region. and after driving through on the fifty kilometers in a russian logical in a car port and said he was pleasantly surprised with a vehicle the prime minister is on a work trip in the country's far east and plans to travel two thousand kilometers through the region. and in case you may be joining us our breaking news story this hour is about the nine people at least nine people that have been killed and one badly injured in a fire that broke out at a home for the elderly in that fear we in central russia the emergencies ministry says those who died are most likely to have suffocated from carbon monoxide poisoning over four hundred eighty residents have been evacuated safely and the
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blaze had already been put out a preliminary investigation suggests faulty wiring could have been a cause well we'll be following this story throughout the day for here in r t so stay with us for that him. and a little later we'll talk to the un's devaney envoy to pakistan to find out what's being done to help the country deal with the raging floods that's coming up in around ten minutes but just ahead the latest business news with stephanie. hungry for the full story we've got it for. the biggest issues get a human voice face to face with the news makers.
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hello and welcome to the business bulletin prime minister vladimir putin says the standoff between nichols' two main shareholders is damaging for the company however he adds that the government only has a limited capacity to resolve the conflict russia's biggest minus karni the subject of a fight for control between tycoons like that of pasta and rat him at the time and both of them at twenty five percent and want to buy the other out but me that wants to sell. meanwhile the rest nickel c.e.o. about him is that actual cost ski is more concerned about the company's future performance he revealed some of the company's plans to business altie. that we are planning to sell our non core assets first of all including our gold norm and so-called non sulfite assets will offer both mines and processing facilities of
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course and probably the black swan in australia although the final decision will be taken in september the rest is still under consideration but of course the honeymoon well which is the largest deposit and requires a complex approach will not be offered for sale we'll use it for further development and capitalization of the company. russia is the world's biggest producer of oil but despite having the resources it does not organize the market nor does it possess a grade of oil considered to be a global benchmark michael craft investigates how oil is traded and why russia is finding it difficult to establish its own markets. oil is usually priced in barrels the measurement itself originates from the eight hundred sixty s. when the pennsylvania oil field producers were forced to store oil in barrels usually meant for b. or turban time. the cost of a barrel which is equal to one hundred fifty nine liters is dependent on a number of factors supply and demand and speculation but it's also determined by
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the quality of the oil with certain blends commanding a premium over others who have different discounts and premiums of one brand to another that really depends upon multiples of factors starting their cost of transportation quality of corn itself to their specific so for a finding of this so that crude and also to the demand in the so that region where this can crude can go most oil traded usually uses two main benchmarks west texas intermediate and brant blend both of which are considered among the sweetest crudes this is despite the fact that there are more than two hundred blends in the world many of these however have high sulfur content making them salad blends and therefore harder to refine. but with the north sea oil fields reaching the end of their life and with it the grandstanded new of lens such as russia's euros blend or
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the e.s.p.n. pipeline blend are increasingly becoming the standard by which others are judged russia has become the world's biggest oil exporter and many believe the time has come for the country to establish its own international trading platform rather than leaving it to the u.s. the u.k. and singapore yes. if we had our own stock exchange where we could trade or oil i think the firstly we could trade not only in u.s. dollars but also in rubles especially c.i.s. countries among others i mean we are talking about the possibility of the rule becoming a major trading currency or even a reserve currency and with this can only be done if the ruble is fixed to serious material resources such as gold oil and gas. the urals blend currently trades at a two dollars discount to brant yet many believe this is an unfounded discount one which could be raised through the establishment of a local oil exchange but for now russia is still happy to trade through the existing channels analysts agree that both the market regulators and oil industry
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players here still need to learn more from the oil trading heavyweights in london and new york before attempting to shift the balance of trading power in oil markets of genco business. and now it's time to have a look at how the stock markets are performing asian markets are having a buoyant monday session rising the most in five weeks talk of intervention to halt a strong yen and more quantitative easing in the u.s. have given the market place having had a fifteen year high against the donna last week damaging exports is the yen is now slipping. and the russian markets finished higher on friday with the r.t.s. one my sex putting on around three quarters of a percent across telecom was the made the chip gain on the my sexed up nearly one and a half the center close banks also outperformed with the finishing up more than a one percent and the black the summer is coming to an end but trading volumes still likely to be thin this week the direction driven by corporate results from
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troika dialog explains. the still the market is drifting it's sidelined so there's no very strong arguments for going up or dropping down to war or on tuesday we'll see the results of local and i think also that's going to be the driver for for this that the sticks which was announced on friday regarding g.d.p. also. supported the markets and especially there was very strong positive direction in the first half of all one hour after the announcement so the definite this is very supportive for the markets but i think still the most important thing the market is looking right now is the mentor. for the stimulus. or monetary policy. and that's what the business is for now but i'll be back with more fuel in about an hour's time i'm going to his final stories on a web site that's all t.
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welcome back you're watching our live from moscow i'm marina josh here's a look out of the main stories at least nine people have been killed and one seriously injured after a fire ripped through a nursing home in central russia hundreds of people were forced to flee preliminary reports suggest faulty wiring was to blame. reigning in terror russia steps up efforts to win the war against militants after claiming a series of successful and terror operations in the north caucasus security forces saying they've killed over forty alleged militants in august alone. and the ethnic divide in the big apple mexican immigrants saying they're being targeted.


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