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virtually all terrorists today are muslim do we have the right to make such provoking of statements. muslim schools have the right to exist. in new york city.
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news today. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. corporations rule the day. texas city or doomsday sounds of dead birds and fish are dividing opinions and causing a media frenzy but some refusing to believe the scientific explanation. i have of the referendum in southern sudan to split from the north sudanese refugees in israel want to return home but they fear of persecution for seeking asylum in a so-called mistake. they're trained to serve and protect the country but it takes a lot more to fight off modern threats are you brings you a day in the life of brushes
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a special forces. it is eight am in the russian capital you're watching r t with me we're going to joshua welcome to the program as authorities in northern italy say more than a thousand turtle doves have dropped dead over the past five days it's the latest in a series of unexplained sudden death incidents affecting creatures in the sky and underwater events have sparked a media frenzy with doomsday speculators saying it hails the end of the world but is there really something fishy going on or is it being overhyped artist reports. sing a song of suspense one where the end is nigh as thousands of black birds fell out of the sky and when the birds were found the news began to sing the end of days conspiracy does have a catchy ring. at first it was just arkansas grabbing the world's attention then
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who's e n a followed suit and your feathers with mysterious avian death since wieden experts attempted to calm the public by suggesting the birds got scared of fireworks for flew into trees and cars because of bad weather and we know is that fireworks or weather could not cause five thousand black birds to have a liquefied insides that's what the fish and wildlife veterinarian sad they've never seen anything like it now we're seeing the same polarization of the insides of black birds they are dad when they hit the ground they are dying in the night while they're roosting in trees but then one hundred thousand dead fish turned up on u.s. shores and that seemed to have opened the floodgates i think. by and large not a portion or actually underestimate how serious it is so i believe there are multiple causes but basically. the entire planet i was an uproar that we have
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a release of gases and changes in the oceanic currents that the entire well current system is no destructive for those not very impressed with the scientific explanation there's always the religious one fanatical bloggers have once again started flooding the world wide web with end of days posts and the international media storm for news during the slow post christmas month of january is having a field day and you are asked to call sooner rather than later now we do context because who officials so far to you cannot even get down the road without running over hundreds it was that bad with more and more mr. around the world fish in brazil australia and new zealand crabs in the u.k. the frenzy is growing and the headlines scream kwok lips these fishy stories look set to continue stealing the media spotlight at least until scientists about
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a chance to examine the dead animals or you know the world comes to an end whichever of course happens first. catherine as our r.t. moscow. filmmaker and blogger danny schechter says media sensationalism is taking the focus away from fighting the real scientific causes behind the bird of fish deaths. when one set of incidents happens followed by another set followed by a third said suddenly it becomes a trend then it becomes a much bigger story in the media but it's still sort of a mystery it may be that each example is actually specific to a particular local set of circumstances we don't know they're calling it. you know for a flock of birds coming up with new catchy words new ad lives and the like obviously it's it's is something that intrigues audiences even if there isn't a lot of explanation it seems to be a pattern of this sort of thing where you know alarmist headlines followed by
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a few examples which then you know lead to sober conclusions about the dramatic events and then there's no follow up for it so you know we really never find out what really happened and this is the in attention of the media maybe even the amnesia of the media the refusal to speak to the people who are most in the know because all of this is sort of to the lation for the public and yet it could be a very serious. and coming up in the program here in our team going red in they had by the one bringing more and more americans into underground leftist or just plain communist movements. hundreds of people stranded aboard a ship in the icy waters of russia's far east are closer to safety at the last one out of five that god stopped there a week ago and remains trapped praful ice breaker is expected to arrive a layer of seeming to help complete the rescue mission poor weather has been
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hampering the operation strong winds snow and thick ice have made it a challenge for the ice breakers involved in freeing the vessels officials say people in board are not in danger as they have plenty of supplies but captain of the fourth ship currently our route to safety describe the situation for us. we're following the r.s. breaker. it's clearing our way through the we're moving quite slowly it's a long difficult route and we're only at the very beginning of it there's a thick layer of ice a mile or two with it once we pass that it'll be easier but for now it's too early to make any predictions the ice may be up to two meters thick the problem is it's like a sliced consisting of many layers of ice one on top of the other the words being done according to schedule we have enough food and fresh water on board. and southern sudan's on the eve of historic weeklong referendum for independence from the north to vote as part of
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a two thousand and five peace deal that and of the civil war lasting two decades that conflict led manny sudanese to flee the country with thousands and a gap in israel has met refugees who struggle to make ends meet after finding a new home in a place considered an anime state. but the road to freedom is long and its role wasn't their first choice egypt was but as the thousands of refugees fleeing sudan found themselves under assault in cairo by a police force trying to clean up the streets the decision to cross over into israel seemed and logical one. is near from here an israeli. and they do scan. but the journey was long sometimes on foot sometimes penguins to drive them you have to cross the border and coming to the israeli border with the. measure. of not to see
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you otherwise you would be something shooting and to me a marshal made actually three years ago with his wife and four children he watched friends and family die along the way some were shot some died of hunger. but it's all doesn't really know what to do with these refugees last year alone eighteen thousand rived just from sudan and eritrea is always a party to the convention on the status of refugees which means it constantly fiji's back home if this would risk their lives but keeping them here is becoming more and more difficult. benjamin corey arm works as a cleaner in a hotel and struggles to make ends meet. i didn't go to my unit. and thousands of sudanese share his story
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poor homes no jobs little money and it's too dangerous to go back to sudan. is again is. going to northern sudan you will be killed and student leaders have said as much if the authorities. really the northern government of sudan finds out that the person has sought asylum in israel this person would be in serious risk. persecution in january two thousand and eleven southern sudan is holding a referendum on whether to separate from the north and become an independent state it's the final stage in a peace agreement that ended twenty two years of war many of them have has the spurred from being in israel for such a long time with no rights whatsoever the people realize that they don't really
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have a future here and people are all saw homesick and me of benjamin moore not sure what to do home beckons despite the risks. of those who don't to is pretty. i would decide the world. put a severe r.t. southern israel. but in our july from moscow was not take a look at some other stories from around the world and the other wants to start bilateral talks with seoul as soon as possible to settle the situation on the korean peninsula the north issued a statement offering to start negotiations without preconditions in late january early february this is the second such proposal from pyongyang this week a self dismissed the first one as insincere so insist that pyongyang must first acknowledge responsibility for military provocations of the last year. german authorities say they may prosecute the company responsible for contaminating animal
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feed with a poisonous chemical tests show levels of dioxin it sounds seven times of the legal limit almost five thousand farms are closed down after investigations found ads produced in the northwest of the country were tainted south korea says it has blogged german pork and poultry imports from reaching its consumers for the health scare. llambias has extradited a woman known as the queen of the amphetamines to the united states where she's wanted on drug trafficking charges be a treat so i have now is accused of having sent meserve amounts of synthetic drug pills to america spain and the netherlands she was arrested in september two thousand and nine and was one of interpol's ten most wanted women should now face trial and in new york court. a package addressed to the u.s. secretary of homeland security has ignited at a post office in washington d.c. no one was injured as the parcel was then said to have extinguished itself it
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follows a similar incident on thursday involving two packages of government buildings in maryland and police are looking into the possibility that more suspicious packages have been sent. severe floods in brazil have killed at least thirty five people and forced over thirty five thousand to abandon their homes since late december heavy rains have been battering the country for weeks in a state of emergency as we declared in some sixty towns a powerful storm in the state of some power left hundreds of houses submerged in muddy water it's the worst flooding in twenty eight years and more rain is forecast in the region in the coming days. hundreds of u.s. troops have returned home after a treacherous tour of duty in afghanistan officials say they are the first of some seven hundred thousand due to be pulled out in the coming months but other soldiers will be sent to replace them artes military computer says what matters is how the
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fresh batch of troops will be used. well the latest technical shift that is supposed to happen in afghanistan it's an additional beef up of u.s. marines in the southern part of the contrary we're going to the latest data the u.s. marine corps is expected to beef up its deployment to additional one thousand troops well the question is who cares whether it's going to be just the same static twenty thousand employees just another one thousand marines well the kershner difference is to what purpose real this additional one thousand marines will serve the key issue here is that helmand province is a u.s. marines sanctuary and it could make or break they new military campaign in southern afghanistan and define the future of afghanistan itself and the future of the u.s. military presence in afghanistan and beyond if american marines will again be used
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and abused in full accordance with the policy of safeguarding the drug lords and their slaves in helmand province then they will be remembered in afghanistan in generations to come as the most expensive suckers at the exploit of the drug and warlords in afghanistan who are deployed to safeguard yet another record breaking opium harvest in hell manned and beyond. that was our g.'s military contributor currently getting her show there. still ahead of the program here in our team it's a long road to becoming a russian bread break find out what the it's now as it's made off and watch soldiers have to face in their line of duty. was the united states gripped by the global economic turmoil some americans are turning to the roots of
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socialism to face up to the country's problems at the new york marxist school people have a chance to voice their plans for a better society lauren lyster has more. in the very first sentence of the communist manifesto in the news a specter hangs over europe the spark of communism. in modern day us the specter of communism hangs over the bottom floor of a brick building on the west side of downtown new york city the wrexham started out actually as the new york marks of school in one nine hundred seventy five here communism is certainly no bogeyman and it's poster a philosopher so to speak is revered. and i wanted to be around other marxists and and it's just a talk with all the marxists in the us that may sound a little taboo even unpatriotic to the average joe but these days amid rising poverty and inequality in the country more and more people are joining in the discussion certainly since the kind of the economic crisis where the financial
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crisis kind of hit home and a lot of people realized you know there are some systemic problems we saw a huge increase in influx of traffic here people opening their eyes to a different view here people's histories poster project wherever you look you can see a chapter of events not found in history books they don't realize that that haiti was the first free black republic in the western hemisphere you know and historically they've been punished because of it. choose a door and behind it you may find any number of leftist social movements left out of mainstream news here are. these carolers are urging a boycott of israel because of its policies towards palestine and the building of illegal settlements in the west bank is a great a sure. was a hero i think that was behind another door you could hear the discourse left out
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of many american colleges i feel that it was just an amazing wealth of knowledge that had never been exposed to this. people also just play poker with the side of political analysis you don't hear on cable the whole struggle. you know the immigration story. is cause that proves stranglehold. though we're at the marxist school the people we've spoken to here are calling for any kind of proletariat revolution no violent political uprising but everywhere you look at the history in the philosophy of communism is here you can see all of the works of marx engels over here is lenin even here the writings of joseph stalin and the version of monopoly that they play is called class struggle to prepare for life in a capitalist america where the object is to win the revolution of workers when it is
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socialism it capitalist when it's barbarism talking to people around the breck form it seems many are trying to implement the change they're studying without uttering the s. or c. is in communism word now it's become more positive to say progressive or less whatever you want to call it they are actively trying to solve the problems and inequality they see in the country which is an attempt to make change but maybe right now it's not in terms of a revolution but a working from within which you can call any number of things but probably not unpatriotic lauren lyster r.t. new york. revered of fear of the are the cream of russia's military crop the country special forces spetsnaz are the first and often last line of the fans against many of today's threats including terrorism and as artie's marie for national reports it takes blog sweat and years to earn one of the or read. i. it may look like a scene from
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a hollywood blockbuster but the army's special forces are very real. these young soldiers part of the country's internal forces are preparing to meet and his friends their country may face the history of special units or spetznaz in the russian army goes back centuries that tactics and techniques have evolved dependent on the key challenges of the time but these guys have always been the lead and in the twenty first century they are on the front line of the fight against terror a siege hostage taking for these youngsters these are life like scenarios from training. none have yet taken part in a real operation. by day they learn how to act effectively face to face with an enemy that is exhausting both physically and mentally but for many facing their own fears remains the hardest thing with my. arm said to belong to the elite but of
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course i am human and i do like fears to cope with them is a resolder is number one most challenging turkish. left turn and colonel and draper ryan face here to help the young boys deal with that oh no the order of courage was serious in chechnya and the crimson berry that talks press now it's all in a similar term erika's greenberry he knows how to take control of a human nature was many sportsmen come to us and fail only twenty percent managed to prove they deserve it as a truce but it's not soldier is a fusion of physical insurance and what may be even more important emotional maturity. countering terrorism is pat's not spatiality but they could be sent to any kind of emergency if it threatens the country's security in mid december when the russian capital was hit by a wave. violent nationalist riots spetznaz soldiers were on standby close by.
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some may say that's no job for special forces but for the police we don't agree there is the order and we have to carry it out as well as we can that's it that's almost. all of these young soldiers are conscripts it means to be any army for a year at least. many say they'll stay for longer sign a contract and continue as professionals in the. race notion r t moscow. and our christmas holidays in russia also made it sales time a little later we go bargain hunting in the capital's best. hello and welcome to the show that was millions around the world are recovering after the recent festivities most russians are celebrating the orthodox christmas
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this weekend but soon it's back to work for everyone in the colder weather is on its way to moscow but it's not all doom and gloom as january is the best time to go clothes shopping. little. atika what about ten minutes time here in our team just after the headlines at half past the hour but up next it's the business news with her on. hello welcome to our business program i'm surrounded. by a high tech country needs to make high tech products the government is putting its political and financial capital behind modernizing the economy but it also needs to find innovative goods the rest of the world might want to buy that tell you how close reports. the gigantic ultramodern building obstacle cover innovation
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center these days it's attracting a lot of interest from those who in the near future could change the face of both russian science and its economy speaking at the forum the presidential aide even went as far as saying that russia may become the world leader in innovation within the next five years but for that to happen talent needs to be nurtured and harnessed such as that belonging to this fifteen year old muscovite was not so this model is built with construction kids it's intended for people with limited hand movement which is constructed on the principle of human biomechanics and fully replicates the hands function i'm currently expanding my project and i hope it will soon help even those who are paralyzed but there it is in that they had a ruslana was more cautious and preferred not to unveil details of their breakthrough projects but assured that there were at least three that could change the world and it was the sense of exciting potential that was attracting
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a new wave of private capital to come to russia the number of. what you got this is this is a. level below. what is the point of view yeah we. are investing eleven you know less than fifty percent or more. up in the for. the top five sectors prioritize to drive russia's modernization our energy efficiency. nuclear in space technology medicine telecommunications and. but some of the most interesting projects have universal appeal and cut across all areas of the economy and society this is what the library of the future should look like in the eyes of some young russian inventors they believe it could be a real money spinner in just the last year more than one hundred thousand people have paid to join their start up service booth scientists and businessmen agree
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that finding talent in russia is not the major problem the research group has already found many exciting and innovative candidates the trick will be to harness that into primary or energy to produce goods that will make the whole world sit up and take notice and then get out its wallet. r t moscow. two thousand and eleven will see more changes in the banking system with some players leaving the market and the rules getting stricter speaking exclusively to r.t. deputy general director of russia's deposit insurance agency under miller cough spoke about the upcoming reforms. yes that was the only changes we think we should make is to create procedures so that the assets and deposits of a bank or bank are given to a healthy one that's the situation we see in the states at the moment in the us in ninety five percent of cases this mechanism is being implemented the clients of the
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bankrupt banks are given access to their deposits quicker also the agency together with the state doesn't have to spend a lot of money and the liquidation process is faster so now we think this mechanism could be used in our country we have already tried it several times and found that it works we think it is possible and this will also give us more but unities to save capital reserves the central bank plans to raise the minimum capital requirement for retail banks do you think this will force a more banks into liquidation starting score sector or. just this move lies in the overall strategy to develop the banking sector last year the minimum level was three million dollars the next step is six million dollars until the end of two thousand and eleven for all banks to fulfill this obligation the system needs capital reserves of some three hundred million dollars i don't think this is a crucial figure so i believe the russian banking system will see another minimal
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level increase and this will prompt further reduction in the number of banks present in the market next year i expect this to for some ten to twelve banks to leave the sector but this will not be critical for the whole system. do you see more consolidation in the banking market next year and i think on the every year around fifty banks leave the market next year our forecast is that some thirty banks will have to be shut down but you can never really say exactly how many banks our country needs the main aim is for all of these banks to function properly currently we have around one thousand banks in the market and they cooperate quite well with each other. and russian companies enjoyed a successful rebound from the crisis in two thousand and ten as investors increasingly turn to emerging markets but a select.


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