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you know. times. in serbia multis available in regency. bugs full from the sky conspiracy theories fly the latest case of mysterious happens in fueling a media frenzy of doomsday scientists say more investigation is need. to balance flares and. people killed ahead of an independence and referendum from the south of the country we report on the plight of refugees hoping to return to a safer place. plus the financial crisis has some americans looking to marxism
fox's communist views and the u.s. . special forces to show what it takes just so. he goes behind the scenes and brings you the training techniques. live from the heart of the russian capital this is aussie welcome to the program authorities in northern italy say more than a thousand total dumps 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 the 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 all being overhyped. 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 louisiana followed suit and your brush filled some 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 joined up on us shores and that seem to have opened the floodgates i think the media is by and large not a portion or actually under us we know how serious it is so i believe there are multiple causes but basically we're all the same but the entire planet. or that we have a toxic release of gases and changes in the oceanic currents that the entire current system is no destructive for those not very impressed with the scientific explanation there's always the religious one fanatic bloggers have once again started flooding the world wide web with end of days posts and the international media storm free news during the slow post christmas month of january is having a field day and you are asked to call sooner rather than later contacts today. for arts you could not even get down the road without running over hundreds it was
that bad with more and more mysterious deaths around the world fish in brazil australia and new zealand crabs in the u.k. the frenzy is growing and the headlines scream lips these fishy stories look set to continue stealing the media spotlight at least until scientists have had 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 well filmmaker and blogger says media sensationalism is taking the focus away from finding the real scientific causes behind the fish deaths. when one set of incidents happens followed by another set followed by a third set 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
a flock of the apes you know a flock of birds coming up with new catchy words new ad lives and the like obviously it's it's a 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 have alarmist headlines followed by a few examples which then you know lead to sober conclusions about the dramatic events then there's no follow up for so you know if we really never find out what really happened and this is the inattention 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 titillation for the public and yet it could be a very serious. now you are with r.t. and still to come on the program i'm going to read in the head find out what's bringing more and more americans in underground leftist or just plain communist
movements. hundreds of people stranded on board a ship in the icy waters of russia's far east are now closer to safety it's the last one out of five the got stuck there a week ago and remains trapped a powerful icebreaker is expected to arrive later in the day to help to complete the rescue mission now paul weather has been hampering the operation strong winds snow and thick ice have made it a challenge for the ice breakers involved in freeing the vessels official say the people on board are not in any danger they have plenty of supplies the captain of the fourth ship currently on route described the situation for us. though we're following the icebreaker car 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 ahead 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 and the problem is it's
like a sliced pie consisting of many layers of weiss one on top of the other the words being done according to schedule we have enough food and fresh water on board. and attack on the sudanese military has seen four people killed on the eve of its historic referendum which could see the country split the christian dominated south preparing to vote on secession from the muslim north the vote is part of a two thousand and five peace to you all that ended the civil war lasting two decades now many fled the country with thousand seeking refuge in israel a place considered an enemy state by sudan. has met refugees who struggle to make ends meet after finding and you honey. the road to freedom is long on israel 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 a logical one israel is near from here and israel is. and they do. and christian but the journey was long sometimes on foot sometimes paying big ones to drive them you have to cross the border and coming to the israeli border with the. measure of the sort of not to see you otherwise you would be something shooting and to me a martyr 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. and then. this but israel doesn't really know what to do with these refugees last year alone
eighteen thousand arrived 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. walking. or. i didn't go to my unit to clean my room. and thousands of sudanese share his story poor homes no jobs little money and it's too dangerous to go back to sudan sudan. is again. israel is. accusing. if you were going to northern sudan you would be and sudanese leaders have said as much if the authorities were to really set the
northern government of sudan finds out that the person has sought asylum in israel this person would be in in serious risk of 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 a final stage in a peace agreement that ended twenty two years of war many of them have has the spirit from being in israel for such a long time with no rights whatsoever people realize that they don't really have a future here and people are also all homesick and to me a benjamin moore not sure what to do home beckons despite the risks if those are those who don't is pretty don't. i want to say. r t southern israel. now it's ten minutes past the hour here in the russian capital you with the hot seat let's get to some other world news in brief an hour and said he wants to start
a lateral talks with seoul is 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 the south dismissed the first one as insincere relations between both koreas abruptly deteriorated after the shelling of a south korean island in november which killed four people the sides of blame each other for making the first shot. a radical shia cleric has declared that the u.s. britain and israel are common enemies of iraq and this was coming in his first speech since returning to the country after a four year self-imposed exile speaking in front of thousands of supporters. called on them to reject the u.s. his return from iraq comes a month after his movement gained thirty nine seats in iraq's newly formed parliament. heads an army which clashed several times with u.s.
troops after the two thousand and three invasion. german authorities say they may prosecute the company responsible for contaminating animal feed with a poisonous chemical tests show levels of dioxin seventy seven times above the legal limit almost five thousand farms have closed down after investigations found eggs produced in the northwest of the country with tainted scares prompted some countries to block germans and poultry imports from reaching consumers. and. a woman known as the queen of the fetid means to the united states where she is wanted on drug trafficking charges. and now is accused of having sent massive amounts of synthetic drug pills to america spain and then she was arrested in september two thousand and nine and was one of interpol's ten most wanted women will now face trial in a court in new york. 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 and a state of emergency has been declared in some sixty towns a powerful storm in the state of south paolo 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 still ahead for you in the program here on r.t. its. beliefs. and what its members have to face. with the united states gripped by global economic turmoil some americans are turning to the roots of 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 laura mr went to investigate. the very first sentence of
the communist manifesto in the news a specter hangs over europe the spark of communism like. 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 marxist 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 or the financial crisis kind of hit home and a lot of people realized you know there are some systemic problems we saw a huge increase in. traffic here people opening their eyes to
a different view here people's histories poster projects wherever you look you can see a chapter of events not found in history books they don't realize 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 right partly like these carolers are urging a boycott of israel because of its policies towards palestine and the building of illegal settlements in the west bank partly for a few not only great they sure. it was a hero i think that was behind another door you could hear the discourse left out of many american colleges i feel that it was just an amazing wealth of knowledge that i had never been exposed to. 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 this is cars that kept a stranglehold. as 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 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 socialism capitalists when it's barbarism talking to people around the black form it seems many are trying to implement the change they're studying without uttering their ass 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. we have another angle on the financial problems in the u.s. that's on our website dot com i'll be back on labor day to americans still struggle with unemployment high taxes on the block before to. find out who's held responsible. and been. delighted once the official residence of the russian czar's she holds a winter palace in some because by the time of stunning venue for the state of the art sure there's. a much much more often.
revered and feared that the cream of russia's military crop the country's a special forces spetznaz are the first and often the last line of defense against many of today's threats including terrorism as r.t. as maria and often reports it takes blood sweat and years to earn one of their red berets. these young soldiers part of the country's internal forces are preparing to meet and his friends their country may face this year of special units all spetznaz that goes back centuries that tactics and techniques have evolved dependent on the key challenge 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 force is taking for these youngsters these are life like scenarios from training. none here get taken part in a real operation. day by day they learn how to act effectively face to face with an enemy which is exhausting both physically and mentally but for many facing their own fears remains the hardest thing we. said to belong to the elite but of course i am human and i do have those fears to cope with them is a reason soldiers number one most challenging target he. left ten men colonel and draper ryan face here to help the young boys deal with that. oh no the order of courage was terrorising chechnya and crimson bury the top space not all are similar to america's greenberry he knows how to take control of human nature for as many sportsmen come to us and fails only twenty percent manage 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. was countering terrorism is a spats 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 of violent nationalist riots spetznaz soldiers were on standby close by. sword 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 was one of those and you're. all of these young soldiers a conscripts it means to stay for a year at least. many say they'll stay for longer sign a contract and continue as professionals in the lease. rates notion r t
moscow. christmas holidays in russia also mean it's sales time a little bit later we go bargain hunting in the capital's best boutiques. located in a back street just. as it is a most of the code looks as if the collection. of the original. sounds good to me. coming away in just over an hour's time but first let's check on the business news
now with sean. welcome to our business program. 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 global reports. the gigantic ultramodern building of called innovation 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 in the us this model is built with the leg and construction kate it's intended for people
with limited hand movement it 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 are times 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 a new wave of private capital to come to russia a number of. other what your gut says this is about eleven billion dollars yeah what is the point of for me that we. are investing eleven you know less than fifty percent yet more. topics from the for. the top five sectors prioritize to drive russia's modernization our energy
efficiency nuclear in space technology medicine telecommunications and aunty but some of the most interesting projects have universal appeal and cut across all area . 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 that finding talent in russia is not the major problem the skunk of a 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 our chief deputy general director of russia's deposit insurance agency under miller cough spoke about the upcoming reforms. so there is that those are 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 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 start score sector or. 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 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 minimum 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 group emerged as big winners and potential gainers in two thousand and eleven float ended the year well as it was linked to a rebound in consumer demand and a recovering economy mark rubenstein from metropole explains why russian carrier will continue to interest investors in two thousand and eleven. and the stocks that basically. used to play their fast recovery consumer demand in russia which is fast recovery and indeed. this continue in my view.
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