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we can review here on our c hidden civilian deaths and torture in the biggest leak in u.s. military history as an exposé suggests that washington turned a blind eye to violence in iraq. terrorist strikes in all caucuses as militants stormed the chechen parliament prompting calls for tighter security measures. in times lie ahead for you look as the french promise new protests over a rise in the retirement age and british union a massive demonstration to counter cuts in social benefits and jobs. and it's a fresh start for moscow as the capital gets a new boss we take a closer look at the merit his promises to fight corruption and congestion.
this is r t from moscow it's eight pm and there's something i would welcome if you just joined us i'm kevin and this week the online whistleblower wiki leaks gave its voice to fifteen thousand iraqi war dead previously unaccounted for the website published over a third of a million secret u.s. documents on iraq the files also reveal details of atrocities committed by iraqis against their own people while u.s. forces turned a blind eye it's alleged that washington has failed to investigate numerous cases of civilian torture and killing baghdad since vowed to bring the supposed iraqi offenders to justice but the u.s. has slammed the release saying it. could endanger lives the national security wiki leaks chief julian assange told us say that revealing the truth is vital to prevent such crimes from happening again. this is the most accurate
description of a war that is being released into the historic record we see that. nearly no street corner in baghdad that didn't have a body found that is being killed through violence of one form or another but is it every day squalor of war of course for the people in baghdad and other cities in iraq was there every day life for use in years and we need to understand what the reality of war is if we're going to choose to engage in it and i mean it's clear that the reasons for getting into this war the weapons of mass destruction and so on this is a clear why there's no debate about this anymore the second most reason that we would we be in the west. would clean up the government system up arar
introduce rule of law and prevent torture has completely failed. during that period of time lawlessness. absence or rule of law. killing were much higher than they were under saddam hussein and now we are left with an iraqi government that commits torture. sanjay a lot more to say as well to us at r.t. if you'd like to catch that streaming any time you like to catch up with it. page and more opinion on the latest wiki leaks now i spoke to brian becker the director of the antiwar i'm sick coalition he told me he believes that u.s. officials could be held to account for atrocities committed during the war in iraq . the police force is an army that were trained by the americans who are allegedly the protectors and guarantors of iraqi freedom engaged in systematic torture abuse rape and it was unreported in unpunished by their masters by the u.s.
trainers so i think there's no reason to think that this is an ongoing as a result of these revelations the un chief investigator for torture for instance has called on barack obama to investigate those in the u.s. military and civilian government for criminal acts against the iraqi people if the u.s. takes now actions to repress wiki leaks it may very well backlash backfire and instead of repressing them and intimidating them and their supporters create a groundswell of worldwide support for them the people want justice they want the truth i think the biggest obligation is for the american people to take hold of this information about what their government did in their name with their tax dollars and with the blood of their young people against a nation that was at peace with them in two thousand and three when they invaded i hope that there will be a massive global investigation for prosecution of george w. bush for war crimes and more of the main stories from the week terrorists attacked the parliament of russia's republic of chechnya killing three and injuring at least
seventeen terrorists tried to storm the building in the capital grozny but special forces reacted quickly one attacker was killed in the shoot two others that blew themselves up one of the militants was a twenty two year old local police are now working to establish the identities of the other two examine the reports. apollo one session was about to start in twenty minutes but instead of budget discussion this church and deputies faced gunfire and suicide blasts ritualised and so would say that it all started here these gates colleague was driving through they followed his car and shot at the security guards . soon after the militants stormed the church and column and conflicting reports emerged about the building being mined hostages taken and the following chairman been injured there that will go. they came to this corner a supply manager was coming from over there and they shot him he felt. walking across the parliament area colleagues as long back and as more recount every detail
of the day. the probably source running into the building and opened fire the glass crashed down on the person who was running last through are going one of the militants blew himself up just beside as long backswing do all those who are trapped inside the parliament. our president runs on can do was here from the very first moment giving commands he was afraid there would be victims on our side of the room the special operation was quick in less than an hour while federal officers killed the militants. two militants who are in this building blew themselves up here one in science and one right here this place has become their final destination the. tuesday's attack left seventeen people in hospitals and three dead reportedly they said there could have been orchestrated by the new leader of church and militants hussein to prove to all qaeda what he's capable of acting in isolation from his former boss
doc or morrow himself on the most wanted list in both russia and the u.s. may be launching his own war in the caucasus militants have been extremely active in russia this year twin blasts in moscow's metro and attack in a central market and logic of course blasts uncovered in about korea and many assessing nations of police offices throughout the caucasus this week many have once again questioned why this troublesome region has turned into a mine field terrorist organisations in afghanistan and pakistan that they see chechen are in good shape and other republics as the gateway into the bigger caucasus and fold expansion into europe so in this context the ongoing war in afghanistan could have disastrous consequences all over the world and what we see in grozny it's actually one of the consequences of instability in the whole region the works of the terror attack have been quickly removed from the pay rent and walls of the church of parliament but the fact that militants is
a little broke into the government building in the heart of grozny well this all is over forgotten and the security was intense and i have been tightened and joined international efforts to crown what terra i am by the month but sadly for trayvon martin from grass. still ahead tonight making a sacrifice and they are simply in code find out how locals in one of the most polluted towns on the planet are ignoring their health to try to provide for their family forgot their story coming up on our t.v. later in the program. u.k. is bracing itself for a wave of unrest as the country faces. its harshest economic cuts since the one nine hundred twenty s. half a million people public jobs will be axed in a bid to reduce the massive public deficit across the channel meantime france is in the midst of its worst civil disobedience in fifteen years and union leaders are calling for more general strikes of the coming weeks in response to government reforms so far twelve days of protests of failed to stop of two year rise in the
retirement age going ahead the government says the reforms needed to rescue the pension system from collapse though many argue they're not prepared to work for longer but as oxys a katrina czar of the reports next know everyone in france sympathizes with the protest. the young smart and ambitious lucy is slipping her time between a master's degree and working for a large international company for her the recent protest in paris are first and foremost a personal distraction so i'm using the. headquarter of my company yeah it's it's longer according to trade union officials in france over three million people took to the streets across the country but people like lucy know the numbers don't always reflect reality t.v. in france there is a committee is just to avoid school. like six years ago i made the same when i was in high school. i went to this race because i can avoid.
the rowdy crowd surely give off a celebratory vibe singing dancing and shouting but while they're spending day after day protesting a reform that is aimed to aid their country their very actions are doing serious damage it's basically this is one of the reform that. restore. the balance in the public pension system that will raise the potential of the economy as well. the numbers really speak for themselves france has a huge foreign debt the fourth largest in the world and unlike in the united states there is no board advertising the numbers also unlike the united states where there is no annual paid leave the french enjoy the longest paid holidays thirty days a year their retirement age which is what the people are protesting about this time
is one of the lowest in the world countries also affected by the global financial crisis like italy and spain have already increased there but with less widespread opposition from the people so are these protests a true sign of a democracy or simply a force of habit. we have to say to the french people that is the who chose the deputies and members of the senate to make the laws are not made in the streets laws are drafted and approved by revolutionaries. the my way or the highway philosophy certainly attention grabbing but who will back down first is still anyone's guess throughout the entire week this street outside the french senate was filled with hundreds of angry citizens protesting against the controversial pension reform over the weekend the city of paris is eerily quiet and the reason for that a very prosaic one the french people still oppose being made to work two extra years but they're not about to protest it on their legitimate day off kashrut as
are r.t.e. paris. a group which promotes the role of youth in european society he told us that students are joining in the demonstrations in france because they're being made to fear for their future. the political context is very very specific in france today and basically most of the protestations are not against the reform system it is on the one hand on the other hand it's against nicolas sarkozy policy and attitude in general i don't think the young people that are in high school are worrying about their pensions really they are worried about their future and because you know that in france we have a very high rate of unemployment for young people it's twenty three percent the age of twenty five so it's very important and we have a general problem of sharing the jobs are freeing opportunities. coming away a little later in the program the promise the world but they end up in brussels
find out why some union bills get to you in their pursuit for a better future stories coming up in just a few. moscow's new bosses taken over the capital's top seat in an inauguration ceremony thursday president picked on him from a shortlist of four the candidacy of the former governor of one of russia's oil rich regions was then approved by the city duma. reports of the mayor's first day in office. surrogacy beyond and is the new man about town approved by the city's rulemaking is in a near unanimous vote mossies new mayor sybian and used his inauguration to set out his political roadmap there was also a thinly veiled swipe at his preacher says that. tackling corruption and red tape as well as increasing the responsibility of officials will be among the priorities of my policies. sabean's appointment follies made various sucking of you religious
conflicts month slicing a lack of confidence. of course it. was. his. first time in space with his behavior. between him and mr medvedev. the flamboyant and controversial mr luzhkov ruled the city for eighteen years regarded by many as a steady hand that guided the capital through to much as periods bringing in investment he was also chunks with destroying many of the capital's historical landmarks and doing little to tackle traffic allegations of corruption and nepotism have also a dog him and his wife the property in a billionaire this is a be on in the house is worked out for him but the problem for me as a surprise is the main spending spree of moscow city project more effective i think he can do. things. for people.
in the first year in office so why is this relative unknown the right man for the job after training as a lawyer he raged through the political ranks to become governor of the oil which two men wheaton before then president vladimir putin named him his kremlin chief of staff in two thousand and five he gained a reputation as an honest competent manager with a scandal free record with an annual budget of over five. billion dollars rymer capital will prove mississippian and the biggest challenge to date and most the minds of the skeptical that we think they'll be able to see how mississippian in the world optics it could be one of the world's poor in the russian capital so time will tell the boss of the pomp and ceremony is that you've got his promise of the things we do translate into alice said but it's also. a turn in russia's urals regions become famous for all the wrong reasons its level of
pollution residents say they're suffering from serious health problems after being exposed to toxic fumes for decades but the source of the pollution is their life blood and that's the problem steps to clean up have been taken although as sara first reports it might be a little too late. it's a bleak sight that greets he when you're right in the small russian town of caravan a legacy of environmental destruction once earned the title of one of the most polluted towns in the world it's thing to a large copper smarter and a century of toxic fumes and chemical waste left the landscape here devastated but it's the residents who have really suffered and the people of the cardiovascular diseases respiratory diseases in digestive system diseases are common in the world of oncological diseases here is rather high under new ownership since two thousand and three the plant has begun cleaning up its act but progress is slowly.
we immediately began renovation but you can see for yourself the problems that a company of an inherited were doing a lot to preserve and develop care about but of course lots more still remains to be done. the smelts was founded to exploit the region's rich copper it opposes and has contributed to the economic progress in russia over the last twenty years the price to pay for the economic boom has been enormous with the social and environmental scars. tall hills of black industrial waste surround the residence to care about and when you're in the town the air quality is extremely poor. to do the windows blowing and different usually you can see your own outstretched arm because of gas concentration people are being literally poisoned but the plant is the town's life when it was closed in one thousand nine hundred seven after being branded an environmental disaster zone the town fell into poverty so it was
a relief to the people here when it reopened even though residents near the more of the same pollution and unhealthy working conditions they were at least able to provide for their families. if well this industry is really doing druce it's a rule of everything the units often feel and all impurities come to tyrone on the other hand things did used to be much worse so there have been some improvements despite millions in investment to modernize the plant when we visited the working conditions still seemed wafl inadequate at times we found it really hard to brave many of the staff appeared to be working with neighboring equipment whatsoever but there have been some successes here the waste used to be dumped into the water has stopped and the company say that they're winning the battle to cut emissions and with further investment plans can care about now hope for a cleaner future. we are done with the plant yet we're going to turn the plant into
a modern european type factory so everything you see around the plant will soon become history. for the residents that care about the mistakes of the past the time being remain ever present so if r.t. care about. what is rapid brief in our five top stories making headlines right now before people think killed and ten injured by a car bomb in northern iraq the blast went off by a medical compound of the city of mosul. investigating whether a suicide bomber was involved security forces say another attack is likely and they've removed civilian vehicles from the area. the cholera outbreak in haiti has now reached the capital with at least five confirmed cases of patients and travel to port au prince from an infected bridge of doctors warning tonight the disease is likely to continue spreading rapidly so far more than two hundred people have died across the country with over two and
a half thousand others infected the outbreak is the worst medical emergency to strike the caribbean since january's massive earthquake. hundreds of supporters of the leader of a nationalist party in caracas started demonstrating in the capital bishkek it comes the day after their country back to shear claims to have been wounded in a politically motivated attack the protesters are demanding the resignation of koch a stern security chief who blames for the attack the country so while of the overthrow of the government including ethnic violence in june. a stampede at a football match in kenya's capital has left at least seven dead what happened when soccer fans were trying to get into a game between two of the country's top teams shortly after kickoff people were crushed as the crowd surged forward the game was temporarily halted but despite the deadly incident it played to continue it is the second time in five years a deadly stampede taken place at the venue which has been banned from hosting international matches by the world governing body fee for. a leading pauli climber
who has scaled mount everest nineteen times as missing after an avalanche in the himalayas forty three year old child memo was part of a british expedition trying to climb a smaller mountain peak another sherpas missing tonight but the rest of the team are said to be safe and helicopters being flown to the region to start a search for the mountaineers. coming up just ahead striking back of bore at. this time i can say that. no it's not a real cause of film directors now to show the world the true face of his country and take a few shots of the impostor police acting. called out though promises of a better life and a lucrative job alluring thousands of indian women into prostitution sex traffickers take advantage of girls in poor villages often picking underage victims there's artie's charan singh reports now companies are pushing to make families more aware of the danger. rush me may be young but she's gone through more than
most girls her age to leave her village for the bright lights of mumbai only to find she was heading for life in a brothel she said he wants to reach my why did you go with them then. i didn't want to you force me to india is the epicenter of this extra freaking industry right now in the world and the reason is that there is no enforcement of laws against traffic. and joins it's taught more than a quarter of a million been trafficked in india each year some are as young as nine and come from the rural areas of neighboring heading for. either their parents nor do they have any idea of what the real world is like the parents meanwhile little bit if television is in the village about what bombay is and to them it would represent a life state rather than a broad. it's easy to cross the border between india and if there are well
established routes for trafficking in the northern state of bihar rescue groups keep an eye on the trains passing through we have identified who they believe are being trafficked an order them from the train but. when we ask youngsters where they are going they say they are going to study if a girl is travelling with the boy she says he's her brother but when we demand their identity cards we see the aren't related to the two girls are questioned by the local police but claim they are travelling to mumbai to work wise i'm not saying we have no work in our village i have two young children and when i was promised a job in mumbai i decided to take up the offer but. girls are misled by people offering them jobs in big cities we apprehend them and then hand them over to women's shelters there are also girls who are convinced they can be part of a dance group and are conned into coming to india. it's easy to convince young
girls in a village hundreds of kilometers away. but once you're. given more warnings of the dangers and the police more active in clamping down on traffickers. r.t. . or launch. a strong proportion find out what went wrong the baikonur cosmodrome exactly fifty years. of you have in the past two years that's online tonight if you're interested. for the nuclear powered icebreaker. polar explorer to bring you. something right now check out our blog if you want to know more.
because a star was furious baron cohen's comedy borat became a worldwide hit back in two thousand and six but now a filmmaker is striking back at the movie that made his people a laughing stock around the world. the story i'm not. i guess. i like this i can't say i have a gun that's that this right down of. the. town or it. did nothing. for years after the top grossing years film about the how close cars like t.v. reporter because it sounds pretty a comedy director has come up with their post their way of hiding behind their freedom of speech and democracy westerners insulter nation demeter seem backward it's all lines and i was shaking back the new film centers on an american keen to discover. the real kazakhstan after seeing the original movie there he meets
brother only briefly mentioned in such a baron cohen's film my brother and a very a funny. together that to engage in various high jinks. in our film below gets married to a donkey. the payoff is that borat and below are not kazakhs but actually jews from romania. demanders of the movie made the whole world laugh at us will make the whole world for down. there being several previous responses to bore out not least this video by a rap collector to threaten to make him eat lead this time the producers are hoping for an international release. and after marrying a donkey really becomes pregnant with this child. either and of.
the best jokes never fade. moscow time this sunday night things have as much big with us here at r.t. and kevin knowing i had few this we hear the thoughts of a leading academic on russian u.s. relations with dix nato's collapse and hear all about that in a few minutes time i'll be back before that there was an update of mine stories today.