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it's in sky because malls melancon media elegant up until fluffy struck for mr tropicana hutto. tonight on r.t. the u.s. sanctions on syria's political elite as the brutal crackdown on protesters in the country continues but some analysts say washington's policies are only aggravating the situation we've got the latest. plus russian activists sound the alarm of a vicious bullying in the army which is claiming more and more young lives. and new york authorities passion by putting these sick with people thanks to a series of new regulations of fines for petty crime.
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even for moscow this is the news channel it's just after eleven pm now this saturday night my name is kevin owen and our top story there were eyewitnesses reports of more deaths in syria as army troops backed by tanks and helicopters tried to regain control over the perceived certain city of daraa at least four people were killed in the smalling and that's just a day after the biggest anti regime rally ended with more than sixty killed across the country government troops allegedly opened fire on you tear gas against demonstrators with snipers in offices and plain clothes helping to crack down on. here human rights council has condemned the bloodshed in a u.s. led resolution calling for an international investigation. washington's going either further to preparing sanctions against the syrian political elite and a freeze of their assets plus the rands revolutionary guards also said to be
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penalised for allegedly providing material support to damascus that's what the american blogger stephen lemony told me to rand is the end game of the u.s. operation in the region. i think a really is the ends are here in the game he too easily coteries in iran's orbit what's going on in syria right now is clearly regime change his behavior not some statement is free to give the syrian people we have. a new regime in syria. america can accomplish that objective by regime change irreparably go into war but if it doesn't work then watch for the marines to come in maybe he idea is to change what's going on and it is already too well new faces in the western friendly policies in syria so it can be separated. dealings from the other it. could be.
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nato has dismissed an offer from libya meantime for a cease fire in the staging of peace talks the coalition since the cold gadhafi must stop the bloodshed first the libyan opposition also rejected a call saying that a compromise is over due the unrest the start of the mid february has already claimed more than ten thousand lives according to the rebels. we're keeping up to date on the latest from the middle east to rival palestinian groups fatah and hamas agreed earlier in the week to unite their governments in the west bank and gaza the move comes ahead of a u.n. vote on palestinian state to the september palestinian front affairs minister told us that r.t. that he preferred to negotiate independence directly with israel but it's funny how difficult. since last september. israelis have been avoiding. committing themselves into serious negotiations they have refused requests of the international community to seize and to stop a settlement activities as international cricket with
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a. political vision for the resumption of negotiation and since then you know we did not have any kind of negotiations with those rulings so i want to put a position is that my septum bush we should have a policy of state as it was promised to us by it was a obama by the international community by the court theat everybody else's we will be ready as palestinians in building the institutions and so you know september should yield to instill a state either through. negotiation with israelis and this is really our preferred choice or if that's not the case you know we should seek. you under commission those radar medically speaking where the palestinian front affairs minister and there's much more from him as well than in the interview you gave to us that is early next week here on this channel from moscow. and still to come on
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the program a new way to balance the books new york city authorities have come up with a simple solution to their budget problems by creating a new set of rules and finds for minor offenses so we'll be reporting on that shortly. next the military service isn't an easy task but it russia young recruits often face a risk that bullying when they join the army he writes organizations have been lobbying in an attempt to help eradicate the problem jacob greaves reports in some cases it's simply too late and it's warn you this report contains footage of graphic violence it's a disturbing so it's one that's on the right of the russian. it's called hazing and the latina is all too familiar with its consequences you can hear in that in the reports about thought is suffering physically and mentally are coming in every day. she runs the committee of soldiers mothers an organization partly funded by
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the government on a day to day basis her job is to protect soldiers from the harsh realities of service. protection rackets when it will have to pay and now the soldiers say seventy dollars a month to be able to serve normally to be freed from bolling unfortunately as we met will more cases added to her workload survey inc of died at age twenty in suspicious circumstances the military claims it was a road accident but his family want to know why forty minutes passed before medical attention was sought his loved ones now join a list of other brief families awaiting out says over a year ago parents he has attention returned to that of circulation because of it died just a week into his service as a loss his mother still first hard to bear. it. do you.
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think that. the official explanation was pneumonia but pictures of his body appear to tell a different story you know my son's body was covered with bruises all over it and the bruises were skillfully cut out of his skin it was so cynical still unresolved so gays is a rare case common of those who receive beatings that leave them hospitalized and with lasting injuries soldiers such as dmitri after serving just six months he was little a coma for three months following a run in with a senior squad member. of i can't remember what happened but when i woke up i had a severe head injury nick said followed a long and tedious rehabilitation process which is not yet over. the rise of such crimes has led some to find new ways to raise awareness and was right fund is was
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such a current they create a web page where families can post personalize the celts of what happened to soldiers missing everything for their rank and years of service to how they died today there are sort of a four thousand three hundred quests for every family members wanting their story told the abuse is acknowledged by the militia defense after asking them to comment on the situation they gave us this response. in the two major reasons behind the phenomenon of hazing and bullying in the russian army are the following an increase in the number of cafés mistakes of individual commanders. last year the energy initiated two thousand military hearings as a response many will feel is left wanting the less hazing is no longer an issue russia can ignore the army's looking to modernize to turn away from ask ascription to professionalize force to do this they were lie on new recruits meaning in the
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future the health of individual soldiers may be central to that of the nation's armed forces degree party. history of new york there authorities have come up with a novel way of dealing with the budget deficit a string of new regulations and skyrocketing fines for petty offenses of bringing in much needed revenue result is more important than finding locals officials of violating the freedom of expression and cashing in on the same time. marjorie silk is something of a smokers' rights champion. living in a city where a pack of cigarettes cost thirteen bucks and the freedom to park where you please grows ever more limited. down in her basement this retired new york city police officer nurtures our garden of rebellion this garden is about reacting and defying their attempt to control my behavior hundreds of home grown tobacco leaves
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hang to dry before silk shreds and smokes her nicotine we're talking about products here so back it was legal if they don't want people to smoke they should go to congress and lobby to have it criminalized the big apple's new smoking ban comes a bit close very soon it will be illegal to light up in new york city's parks beaches and pedestrian plaza like this one in times square violators caught blowing smoke can be slapped with a fifty dollars fine. if that's so dangerous why do so probably make a law because they want to hear morning america. we socialize the bad how come you can't smoke in public officials say the ban aims to limit harmful public exposure to second hand smoke this is the latest avalanche of restrictions rules and prohibitions being aggressively enforced under
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a shrinking economy among them a one hundred dollars fine for putting too much personal rubbish in public we smash hits and taking something from the garbage is also a buy of the show costing up to three hundred bucks this winter a new road rule was born drivers caught in bus lanes one hundred fifteen dollars fines this diverse melting pot ponies are ninety four different vehicle and parking violations arguably their bread and butter for big revenue insead the big apple broke records by issuing ten thousand parking violations in just one day i think a blitz that generated a reported five hundred thousand dollars for new york city and the crackdown on working class americans followed weeks. and snowstorms and which parking rules were suspended and a means of income for new york city was brought to a halt critics like carol selenski sake policing the people is becoming a means for city and states to deal with budget deficits and economic hardship what
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are these cops telling is this why we have a police force to check on every minor infraction that we make they become goon squads they have to bring in revenue to keep their jobs. every day thousands of cash strapped new yorkers visit manhattan's finance office to pay the city for forgiveness. i don't nor since the city will try to make money wherever they can get people to. go into city two hundred thirty tickets two hundred seventy bucks each have reportedly been issued to cyclists in central park this year compare that with just eleven tickets issued in all of twenty time we just had just got on the sidewalk and some guy started yelling out it's you know it's legal you can get arrested and we weren't even cycling we were just standing over our way meanwhile our drew silk may eventually be the last
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smoker left standing these are the remnants of last year's crop here in a liberal city crippled with debt and a rising tide finds. new york big question in a few minutes we ask. you how this was dating websites controversy in the u.s. over whether people looking for love or just lust. for. foreign labor attracts thousands of chinese people looking for a better job abroad some criminal employment agencies offering the world for a free delivery on the life of hardship. the story. in china mr levy was a big shot he owned a textile business had bought in thousands of dollars a year but he gave it up on the advice of a friend and forked out a small fortune to travel to israel hoping that the promised land would full his pocket. it was not worth it for me because four years old i've only managed to save
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twelve thousand dollars i would have made more than that in china in those years for many years is well welcome chinese laborers with open arms they and other foreign workers provided a much needed workforce replacing palestinians who are finding it more and more difficult to work in israel amid a deteriorating security situation today most of the nearly eleven thousand chinese laborers working construction many are illegal and will not hear about the big promises of fly by night in point agencies this is one of the employment agencies and says a process is visas for foreign workers but it stands accused of keeping at least seventy percent of the fia charges we asked a few times for an interview but they refused the israeli government says it can do nothing to stop these companies that are set up to purposely to for unsuspecting foreign workers mr zuma paid thirty one thousand dollars for five year work visa but it turned out to be fake and after a year he found himself illegal in the country he now works fourteen hour shifts
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pockets less than half the israeli average salary and is always afraid of being picked up by the authorities in large what is good in this caravan we don't even have a conditioning we cannot sleep and in some of these small rooms there are four of us in that the conditions of baghdad. many of the employment agencies have since closed down but the money people borrowed to pay the fees has made returning home to china not an option i've heard of many times when people tell me if they go back now i can go back because they lose their houses they lose their parents as they owe money said to so many people that this they just can't sell their faces and i know of people went back in time and didn't return to their home town. my also got caught chile just stepped off the plane when she was fired for not speaking english of hebrew she's not only worried about the money she goes back home she also fears for the future of her son who was born in israel and knows no life in life she doesn't like speaking chinese although she understands trainee's she speaks here
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group all these friends are here and it has to be deported she won't see them in recent years the israeli government has been trying to stop the flow of foreign workers if once them and it doesn't want them leaving many caught in the cracks point c r t tel aviv. worlds and i use it brief seven people were killed when he's . in the city of mosul in northern iraq place near an army checkpoint with all of the dead believed iraqi troops so the militants often target soldiers in the area accusing will bring collaborators. a massive clean up operation started after a tornado outbreak was called the path of station seven us at least three hundred forty people now confirmed to have been killed making it the second deadliest storm catastrophe in u.s. history and only a million homes and businesses are still without power in alabama alone many buildings that would have been used as rescue shelters were also blown away plate of emergency center. one of egypt's powerful political forces the muslim
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brotherhood is that of a party to contest the half in september parliamentary election the head of the group says it will not be religion based and women in coptic christians can become members the election follows the removal of president bush in the back in february after his thirteen year rule was ended by massive protests the muslim brotherhood has officially banned for over five decades. tens of thousands of people from poland heading to rome for the beatification of pope john paul the second many more are expected to fill squares in towns across poland to follow the. screens pope benedict the sixteenth and beatify certain special ceremony on sunday that is the last fiscal step before possible sainthood. there's not as much money flowing through the land of opportunity these days but it is still and ending up in the hands of the same wealthy few where journalists laurie half and this is in new
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york for us to ask people there why. economy continues to cause a lot of people a lot of difficulties and yet the rich keep getting richer are you ok with that this week let's talk about that well i mean we have to talk about what is actually defined rich i mean for people to say that families making two hundred fifty k. a year combined being rich as some people define rich is completely absurd lower middle class although we don't see it there's a lot of work they have to do you don't get rich overnight you think do you think if you bomb all street are working harder than you are no i don't but i think they might be working smarter. so do they deserve money for that you know millions of dollars of your taxpayer dollars but i don't know that it's my taxpayer dollars well they got. bailed out they got millions and millions of dollars rightists agree i disagree with the bailout completely they knew that they were betting against
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homes being foreclosed on and mortgages were kind of bomb and people started losing their homes is that still ok people who can afford it i don't you think it's their responsibility i do they should have read the fine print when you borrow three or five hundred thousand dollars you need to understand what you're doing i'm not ok with the rich are getting richer but guess what this is america more power to even at the expense of other people i would sponsor of other people well people are losing their homes because of bum mortgages lost their homes because they bought mortgages that they couldn't afford the mortgage companies didn't do anything about it you have no doubt i do i have my house is going into foreclosure too but guess what i don't blame the rich for being rich that's why they're here so you blame yourself for that yeah right i thought would you be ok with profiting off of someone else's loss. i want. and i think some of these people
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don't think that as to what they are profiting. i'm not saying that they. intentionally set out but i think it's. generations perhaps. it inherited or accumulated wealth whether or not you think the rich deserve to keep getting richer the bottom line is it's going to continue to happen unless something drastic changes. more from a resident next week now they say money can't buy you love dumbo but it could score you a first date a new website in the u.s. aims to put together couples based on one person agreeing to pay for a date the other agreeing to take the money. critics say or doesn't sound much like a new kind of transaction walleye one of the oldest jobs in the world sees an instance of reports. remember the days when real life courtship was the ticket to
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romance if you do websites like this we feed those memories fast what's your price dot com is a new dating service launched in las vegas where intelligence or a sense of humor apparently don't invite a deep but a big fat does members are split into categories generous and attractive but generous ones are for the money be attractive ones get the cash and the deal is sealed the idea came about from my own frustrations of online dating i would join a website like match dot com i work for girls a few more have high standards and i would get nor response brandon wade founder and see your website as well as a sofa attractive member so as a business transaction lures in the girl of your dreams and ensures she won't stand you up for critics ask isn't this prostitution this generous entrepreneur has provided us with an e-book a four hawkers i think the chances of this girl not actually being
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a hooker are moving negative five thousand percent this girl is a professional and they don't mean a paralegal or gun repair expert the website mastermind disagrees how is this the same from prostitution it's completely different you're paying for the chance of falling in love you're not paying for sex on the first thing you're paying perhaps for the chance that you might save you attract and potentially have for example road as they can respond where you want to pay me prices for that chance generally range from twenty to one hundred dollars to make finding the one easier personal profiles are billable i'm down to earth outgoing very funny i consider myself as being a nice conversation. as well as in a real photos leaving very little to the imagination it's true the girls are
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scantily clad but there's a reason for that because a truck that if they have value themselves and they value their time they're going to draw in as an attractive member and they're going to demand that if you are serious surely how serious you are so money sunk just becomes a component of showing how serious a person really feels and the seriousness of a potential relationship is somewhat disputed by member nicknames double trouble venus in furs and stephanie be among hundreds of others when i'm looking for a serious relationship i don't initially introduce myself by nicknames like poop and come here i generally say hi my name is sarah it's nice to meet you some twenty thousand people have signed up to the website with two thousand deeds for cash already negotiated this leaves one wondering if this new is dating trend could become a symbol of american free market consumerism to the extreme and archie. you go to views on that story those no doubt c dot com so murder night along with all
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the others you can always leave your comments on what you see on our channel you can also take a look at these as well they got a lot of hits tonight russia is turning orange and black ahead of the victory day celebrations to find out what that's about to the uninitiated it's on our web site tonight for a good cause plus. pushkin preserves fashion the mosque of museum of fine arts plays host to the french fashion house do your retrospective look back at decades of style history there's also a virtual tour available at r.t. dot com one of our you tube channel to. the.
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it's only been a couple of weeks since moscow's winter snows melted away but nonetheless signs of summer already trickling across the capital this weekend sees the launch of the season of fountains as it's called for national watch the city soak it all it. spring has been india here in moscow for more than a we call the ready the temperatures are warm the sun astronomy as you can see now that's the time usually to visit as many fountains as an amazing and impressive and spectacular display imagine five hundred sixty watercress plate are being switched on similar time as me throughout the capital many of them with law it's a music with streams of different colors and shapes listening to the african classic saw it a must go by its laws they fall into the very macho every year the fountain season opening ceremony trolls and many people specially families with children some of
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the most fascinating fountains out here they've been hot exhibition center in the sun to most right where we are now it's home to this time for our fallen for instance and the colossus that's the biggest of them all is the one that you can see behind me now the friendship all the people's fountain let me give you some stats the size of baseball is facing is about four thousand square meters which is office tons of google peach huge the water shoots from eight hundred sprouts to the highest three hundred twenty four me just but it's just a breathtaking shire when it starts flowing all these phones is here our dividend is addition funds are in most were erected in the nineteen fifties and all the poles soviet symbols this one as you can see is the parade if we practice for presenting the different nationalities on republic the soviet union symbolizing their friendship it's interesting but most goes first fountains appears in the
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palatial residences of the far and menorah a state that was at the time abroad a privilege that was only by the nineteenth is that fountain started to be used to decorate the city but most to function so it can be more than just an huntsman's when he gets to march a big. and unofficial think fighting chance for according to as we saw it during last summer's fourth degree heat wave for now there you go gets to enjoy a five month long fallen since things and a good chance for some alfresco socializing leaving the winter chill for a distant memory figures for through financial reporting and i'm sure we had to a colder climes again and we need a man on a mission a british photographer whose arctic images aimed to help keep the frozen landscape there on touch great program coming up it's not called it already is a day but a recap of the day's top stories before but this saturday night with me kevin i would have
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