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as the southern sudan prepares for its historic referendum on whether to separate from the north many displaced by ethnic violence in the country see it as an opportunity to return home. all we know is. our weather could not cause five thousand black birds to have liquefied insides from doomsday predictions to media high bar to the fallout from the mysterious deaths of fish and animals across the globe.
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and the call of duty our team meets the russian special forces unit preparing for the frontline against terrorism. and direct from our studios in the center of moscow where it is six o'clock on a sunday morning this is our team. millions of sudanese are preparing to vote in a referendum that could see one of africa's poorest and most troubled nations split into two countries in the vote that starts on sunday the christian dominated south is widely expected to choose independence from the mainly muslim noise here the week long ballot is being held as part of a peace deal which ended decades of civil war in two thousand and five thousand
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refugees in israel a place considered an enemy of the state by the sudanese government policy or some of the refugees to ask about their hopes for the upcoming historic vote. 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 a logical one israel is near from here and israel is. and they do this country. and christian 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 the sort of not to see you otherwise you would be something shooting and to me
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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. but it's all doesn't really know what to do with these refugees last year alone eighteen thousand arrived just from sudan and eritrea is all this party to the convention on the status of refugees which means a constant wave which is 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 while. i didn't go to my unit. and thousands of sudanese share his story poor homes no jobs little money and it's too dangerous to go back to sudan.
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is again this. is really. accusing me of. 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 southern sudan is holding a referendum on whether to separate from the north and become an independent state if the final stage in a peace agreement that ended twenty two years of war many of them have has spurred from being in israel for such a long time with no rights whatsoever the people realize that they don't really have a future here and people are also homesick and benjamin moore not sure what to do
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home beckons despite the risks if the southern sudan is pre-dawn i will decide the world. policy or r.t. southern israel. a recent spate of unexplained mass animal deaths across the globe has conspiracy theorists and the doomsday believers predicting impending calamity even scientists are struggling to find a rational explanation for all the events. takes a while to see if there really is something fishy going on or if it's just media hype. 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 feathers with mysterious avian deaths in sweden
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experts attempted to calm the public by suggesting the birds got scared of fireworks poor 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. that seem to have opened the floodgates i think. by and large not a portion are actually under us meaning how serious it is so i believe there are multiple causes but basically. the entire planet was an uproar that we have a toxic release of gases and changes in the oceanic currents that the entire well
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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 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 context. so far you could not even get down the road without running over hundreds it was that bad with more and more mr. deaths around the world fish in brazil australia and new zealand crabs in the u.k. the frenzy is growing and the headlines scream a coocoo lips these fishy stories looks set to continue stealing the media spotlight at least until scientists about a chance to examine the dead animals or you know the world comes to an end whichever of course happens first. catherine as our art moscow miami based
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a vet pedre luis arias told r.t. that these types of events have happened before and a thorough investigation is needed but. it's impossible to say for sure what's happened to the birds and fish until proper investigations are held in fact i don't believe that these events are interlinked they followed one after another and that's attracted universe to attention is not the first time that the world is observing such phenomena it's happens in other countries too at the moment the investigation in arkansas claims an autopsy has revealed the bird suffered from internal bleeding but the research has yet to be completed we could also be dealing with some new virus i signed waivers another possible explanation but i repeat that food investigation is needed to establish the cause of what's happened and find a scientific explanation for it. still ahead for you this hour communist bogeymen.
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seems they're getting a new lease on life the fathers of socialism attract new admirers and financial crisis hit america. and russian factories ship with hundreds of people on board remains trapped in the frozen waters of russia's far east it was part of a convoy stranded over a week ago the other vessels have been successfully freed from the ice now a powerful icebreaker is expected to arrive later on sunday to help complete the rescue mission strong winds snow and two meter thick ice have hampered the rescue mission fishel save the people on board are not in danger as they have plenty of supplies to get through. the u.s. is planning to send another fourteen hundred marines to afghanistan to bolster fragile gains against insurgents the move comes as president obama's july two thousand and eleven withdrawal deadline approaches our military contributors says what matters now is how this fresh batch of troops is you. the way to stack tickle
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shift that is supposed to happen in afghanistan it's an additional beef up of u.s. marines in the southern part of the country going to the latest data the u.s. marine corps is expected to beef up its deployment the question is who cares whether it's going to be just the same static twenty thousand or just another one thousand marines the kershner difference is to what purpose real this additional marines 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 and abused in full accordance with the policy of safeguarding the drug lords
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and their slaves in helmand province then they will be remembered in afghanistan in generations to come as the most expensive soccer's of 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. now on to some other international news in brief this hour the congresswoman has been seriously wounded and at least six others killed by a gunman in the u.s. state of arizona shooting took place during a public appearance by democrat gabrielle giffords at a store and the city of tucson she was shot in the head at point blank range and is now said to be on critical condition so many others have also been wounded police say the suspected attacker is in custody. u.s.
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authorities have ordered the messaging website twitter to hand over personal details of people linked to wiki leaks the district court in virginia wants all account information including user names phone numbers addresses and payment details wiki leaks founder julian assange and an icelandic p.r. among them in the u.s. a criminal investigation is looking at a songes involvement in the leaking of thousands of classified documents. pyongyang says it wants to reopen to a talks with seoul as soon as possible to settle the situation on the korean peninsula the north offered to start negotiations without preconditions and this month it's the second such proposal from pyongyang this week the south dismissed the first one as insincere relations between the two koreas abruptly deteriorated after the shelling of a south korean island in november that left four people dead each side blames the other for firing first. in times of rising unemployment and poverty in the united
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states the idea of social equality is beginning to seem appealing to some so much so that the works of marx engels and even lenin are going through a resurgence artie's loyalist or went to meet a few of america's socialists. in 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 its 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 u.s. 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
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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 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 or at our ally 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. ok i think here
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i was behind another door you could hear the discourse left out of many american colleges i failed that it was just an amazing world of knowledge that i 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 everything is cause. kept a 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 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
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a capitalist america where the object is to win the revolution of workers when it socialism it 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 and you can check out our dot com for more news and analysis here's some of what's lined up for you right now. in europe sees a spike in the number of arrested terror suspects raising questions of whether poor background checks among asylum seekers are to blame also.
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some fun music there find out about you could use this to call messengers between humans and spirits tradition of shall monism lives on in some remote parts of russia from or had to. our t.v. dot com. the official. from the. video. feeds in the palm of your. the kremlin dela crime of russia's armed forces the spetznaz are on the front line against terrorism with a reputation for intense training and tactics they are revered and feared the world over. it may look like a scene from
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a hollywood blockbuster but the 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 their 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. day 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 my fears to cope with them is a resolder is number one most challenging turkish. left turn and colonel and dre for ryan is here to help the young boys deal with that. oh no the order of courage was serious in chechnya and the crimson bury the top space not similar term erika's greenberry he knows how to take control of human nature was full of many sportsmen come to us and fail only twenty percent managed to prove they deserve it as a true spitz 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
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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 was on either of those and you're. all of these young soldiers a conscript a year at least. many say they'll stay for longer sign a contract and continue as professionals in the early space nancy. grace notion r.t. moscow. moscow is indeed an expensive city but there are sales if you're thinking of hitting the winter sales in moscow you can yell at our to show you the way and we can show you how to get the latest must have trends for less right here in the russian capital. now although the stores in view are generally expensive january is the best time to come shopping
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here you'll find terrific bargains during the sales and what's the design is. all money for example amazing clothes for discounted prices. and you can join martin andrews in the moscow our crew here in about ten minutes right here on our t.v. but up next we'll talk to a renowned french historian about russia's past and present.
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got over the course of history and humanity is permanent secretary of the french science academy and the woman who predicted the breakup of the soviet union in nine hundred seventy eight in her book because laps of an empire is here with us today. thank you very much my dumbed down course for your time. and your recent book between two walls you talk about russia can we presume from the title that you think russia still hasn't found its place in the wall media. at the new stuff since whistler. well not exactly what the book says that russia has made these kind of decision but over the past ten years it's been pursuing two different paths rather than one word what i've been trying to explain is that after the summit in
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in disintegrated russia rushed to your butt as you have does not offer a warm welcome since the beginning of this century a russia's foreign policy has been focusing on two directions rather than on one on the one hand it would fall courses on the west and the other hand because it was joe graphical position has decided to position itself as an asian country as quickly as it gives it a greater pristine. in the world has been pursuing this policy for more than ten years now and has broad great success advantage of the twentieth century russia's international reputation around the world was not very good but now after the past decade it's obvious that it's been a reckon it's a big change russia has taken a very important step forward and in my pin in this presidency is irreversible you know russia has become a world of power at the fair proportion. in your introduction you raised the
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question of whether russia should be fear which do you mean that being pirogue russia and that of the soviet union which you were used to be afraid of and you are still alive. to think that gave up on this there not only in europe with the collapse of the soviet union it was not until. it happened overnight many countries primarily those who are to solve it influence the eastern european countries and countries that used to be part of the soviet union but are now independent states did not understand russia and are afraid of it as eastern europeans countries have become e.u. members have showed a few years and passed them on to the saying that russia used to be an empire so why should it cease being an empire and can't be trusted now that is in the past. it has been forgotten by now people have already and to that russia is missing its own but time has shown that georgia for example which has always been saying that
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it wants to save itself from russia that's why it's what it takes us need to feel that russia will dominate georgia again and york i think it's a few years originate from some kind of misunderstanding of the breakup of the soviet union because it was so sudden or no one could adjust themselves to immediately the european amateur prior's had a collapse but the collateral after decades of preparation you were in russia itself was not ready but there was no you don't believe in russia's imperial ambitions to write i don't believe it or i'd rather say there is some kind of innocent algeria but that's a completely different thing what a country can forget overnight that it used to be a powerful empire but russia has common sense despite the fact that some russians say used to be so good and that is a shame is forgotten about across a still russian people and specifical is an hour ahead of common sense and there to stand too well that is so far and it's russia's future is not to be an empire but
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rather to build up its reputation and eloquence via subtle our rather than by force . that's why does europe and yet russia now. a russia is needed because the entire history of international relations is moving away from europe it's played out in asia or even the us a significant role is refocusing its foreign policy on asia so you're aware of the huge countries that will plays a big role located here in asia or latin america but that's a direct question now what is the current state of european asian relations europe is of no interest asia view europe as a landmass that tweet used to pacifica own. russians you're of are not a whole but if a picture there was an alliance here then what is sailing europe reaches the pacific to fill in this is the reason europe flees russia and i'm not sure if
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rationally is for europe but europe at the moment of need for russia well of course so worth my time and on course at one point you predicted the collapse of the soviet union and you knew forecasts for more than russia. that's the fear now i don't hear any good ideas that you saw when i was writing about the soviet union i didn't see it as a full harvester i looked again to eat and saw so many there negative elements that i couldn't help but ask myself how long will it last i don't make forecasts as a rule or the story of how i look at the past and try to figure out what's happening in the present i think russia has come a long way over the past twenty years it is having some difficulties as countries do it's not easy it is reducing the marquess of capitalism it didn't bust in europe's a choice to do that or it's doing it within twenty years isn't so easy.


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