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it starts on t.v. dot com. polling stations close in egypt after the country voted in the final stage of a referendum on the islamist drafted constitution that led to a month of violent protests and fierce clashes. moscow a step closer to banning all adoptions of russian children by americans the moves been triggered by a rising number of abuse cases and even some deaths. and all you don't want ending up under your christmas tree is festive shopping fever gathers pace we look at the gifts that risk ending up in the trash the very next day.
four am in moscow i met très a good to have you with us here on r t our top story voting has a wrapped up in egypt where people have been casting their ballots on the draft constitution that split the country and triggered a month long protests the second and final stage of the referendum was preceded by a fresh outbreak of violence in the country's second largest city island sandra journalist bel true has more from cairo. the million dollar question is of course how this will turn out in the first round it was seven fifty seven percent voted in support of the constitution and it's said that this is most likely to be a yes vote in the second round this is because the seventeen governors going to. rule government governors with a strong mission brotherhood base in them also three only three of the governorates
actually voted against the mission by the head of the presidential elections again president obama mostly people think unless you're saying it's most likely to be a yes the opposition forces that passes saying that there is many instances of electoral violations right streets of also chimed in today releasing reports on the hour all the different electoral violations including missing but it judges not supervising polling stations and ballots going missing is that many believe maybe a vote rigging which would see a yes vote in the end the biggest news of the day however is the resignation of the vice president mohamed necchi this is largely seen to be perhaps because in the draft constitution as it currently stands there is no code for the vice president although an official reason was given for his resignation many believe this is a strong sign to the president they believe the constitution will be yes because his post does not exist here in cairo people are just waiting and the feeling is still very very tense here i mean the background to the violence the last month we
saw quite violent scenes in alexandria egypt second city on friday between rival protest groups those in support of the constitution and those against the constitution we saw it seventy seven people injured in the police have to get involved with tear gas and of course the bloody scenes in front of cairo's presidential palace about three weeks ago now we saw ten people die when those who support the president clashed against those who are against the president at the moment people are quite tense as they're waiting for the results of the referendum if it is a fact that yes we would like to see an escalation from the opposition forces which could see the violence on the streets. blogger and journalist while as candor in cairo explains why he doesn't support the constitution i did vote myself and i voted no for the constitution and i think that the vote this vote is not about the constitution but about the legitimacy of the muslim brotherhood and the direction they've taken the country the constitution itself is very flawed it takes away more
freedoms this it gives police powers to detain people for for more than twelve hours or twelve hours and cement the military role in egypt something unprecedented in all of egypt's constitution the numbers so far in the past results have indicated that this constitution will pass the amount of the voting electorate a regular duties come from that and the regime is is determined as well to to let the. more expert analysis on the egyptian situation plus a timeline of the recent protests in the most dramatic videos always a click away at our teeth dot com. five hundred dollars that's the price a u.s. marine will pay after urinating on the bodies of dead taliban militants the marine was demoted and his pay docked after admitting to the desecration that falls afoul of the geneva convention investigation was launched after the act was caught on
video and posted online political activist david swanson thinks the said this is too lenient and highlights how the u.s. military may have lost touch with reality in afghanistan. it's absurdly low it's insultingly low but so is the charge and i mean this is someone guilty of creating corpses of killing human beings who is then prosecuted for having desecrated them after the fact this is this is the problem with our culture of violence that we that we think we're going to civilized war that if we didn't cut off the fingers and you're an aid on the bodies then it would be ok so we have a long ways to go to get into to a better legal as well as moral understanding because americans like to think that their government must have some justification for what it does it builds the idea that it is folk a to occupy the nations of other people we had an incident this week in the united states of other former soldier attacking
a mosque to seek revenge for u.s. soldiers who had lost their lives of broad without stopping to understand that they were occupying someone else's country so we have this rule in hatred for muslims for afghans for pakistanis in the united states and it is it is the doing of the u.s. government and its occupations and its drone wars but the longer they go on the more the ill will builds both at home and of course in the nations the not hide and being subjected to drone strikes that the case is once again highlighted concerns over the u.s. continuing presence in afghanistan but president obama says he's hoping to turn a paint on a decade of war after naming senator john kerry as the next secretary of state defense analyst diving eagle and things kerry's nomination could lead to a less aggressive u.s. foreign policy. we're in fiscal crisis here and i think we're going to have to
retract the claws of the empire as we speak and i think no nothing was ever done about that maybe john kerry will change he probably won't change dramatically because i think the united states is into the. perception of running the world and i just don't think we can do it financially and i don't even think it's desirable but i think you know we went into libya we went into we put more troops in afghanistan those were bad moves in my opinion so i think. you might you have a more dovish line coming from kerry than you did from hillary clinton. stay with us here on our team still ahead the problems continuing to mount for greece now four of the country's main banks looking for ways to stay afloat after posting massive losses we take a closer look at why. in my political career i was minister of original corporation minister culture minister of housing and construction even.
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you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realized everything you thought you don't know i'm tom foreman it was a big. thanks for staying with us here on r t eleven minutes past the hour now in moscow the lower house of parliament passed a bill banning u.s. citizens from adopting russian orphans legislation is seen by some as a response to washington's so-called magnitsky list which president putin describes as an anti russian law but the measure follows a series of child abuse cases as well with american foster families some even
resulting in the death of the child artie's guy takes a look. the adoption agreement that russia and the us signed in the vampire was designed to provide mechanisms for overside russian children adopted by american families but moscow claims it is still being met with obstacles when it attempts to inquire an adopted children schoolgirls here assume many lies about the real conditions of children adopted by u.s. parents we have no idea what's really going on the united states does not do follow ups once an adoption is finalized there is untold numbers of children that are enduring abuses that haven't been reported that haven't resulted in their gifts that are just surviving the case of alan who was adopted from russia and she was placed in the home of the head of file she was discovered because of a a child pornography sting and she told reporters and such that she
waited every day and kept praying and believing that somehow the adoption agency that placed her there would come back and check on her and she would have been able to tell them but nobody ever came much of the fury in moscow over the brutal treatment of adopted russian children has been driven by the leniency american judges of shown towards a number of abusers the adoptive father of two year old to my jacket he was acquitted after she forgot the boy his car for nine hours the toddler died of heat stroke. the parents of russian born craver have been released on bail after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter the quavers have dodged a murder sentence even though investigators discovered that the child had suffered repeated beatings from his adoptive parents which left him with over eighty bruises and injuries of which twenty were to his head judges have also shown leniency in cases of abuse which did not result in the death of the child jessica big probation
after she went on a popular show and how she disciplined her adopted russian child by systematically cramming hot sauce into his mouth and putting him under a cold shower russian officials say they were denied any access to another washing point who was allegedly abused by his boss the parents according florida acquitted them at a time when the adoption rate in russia itself is low the situation around us adoption seems even more dire the u.s. accounts for around a third of all florida adoptions in russia and there are hundreds of successful cases each year but the latest developments over whether that good work can continue the argument that if there's a flight is chance for an orphan to find a happy home they should be given that chance is on doubt it just is indisputable seems the or given that there has to be more oversight over the well being of these children because with the way things are now dozens of adoptive children could be subject to abuse right at this moment and we may never find out in washington i'm
going to. and there are lots more a click away for you right now including this your chance to own a luxury goods that once belonged to a president some of the. leaders possessions like a flashy cars or millions of dollars worth of jewels. plus. defeat for the opponents of indefinite detention is the u.s. senate passes a controversial addition to the national defense authorization act more on that. all four of the biggest banks in greece are lining up for
a bail out boost after reporting huge losses this year together they'll need around twenty seven billion euros worth of loans to stay afloat the country has been relying on international bailout since two thousand and ten is it a kind of miss dimitrius ian aapl a says it's ordinary greeks who are bearing the brunt of the bank's losses the loans on which. these. days asian banks think that it's going to take priests. from the the troika the e.u. the i.m.f. and the e.c.b. and they are going to be aid they're going to be part of the and greek debt which is going to be paid by the greek taxpayers we have and forty thousand small businesses close in the student loan three hundred additional thousands of job losses as a total of unemployment rate of twenty six percent so we have
really. on the one hand or straight into you on the other hand banks inability to provide liquidity for the markets christmas for many means the time of year to give gifts but some of them might not stick around until next christmas so think twice before buying that novelty gift if you don't want it to end up in the trash artie's polly boyko explains. most of us know the problem for someone celebrating after the twentieth christmas buying a present can be perplexing there's nothing they need or don't own already to the invention of your humorous christmas present for example the christmas jumper what happens to these presents the day off the christmas the ever been given easter christmas presents every christmas and easter them away on boxing day. for me give it away because i just about myself feel better and then there are the kids to give me an example of a nice christmas present you may have to say. i was given
a call from work. because you probably can't put it on so you can hear the other. a mug of a light woman in a bikini when you pull the hot water and she becomes like it so the candy peels off what was that a nifty coat hanger i miss it kind of hanging out that isn't given like chunks of christmas stuff that you just throw away on boxing day yes what was that going to deny. coverage for heavily we just bought some junk to christmas i think i might have just bought some junk for christmas and yes it's very late on boxing day it's not actually a story christmas presents away along with we just came from the strike and so we had a christians before we came and so i over stuff all the crap that we got given. straight into the bin junk for christmas no useless presents sometimes yes she turned them away oh absolutely not much to do with them. usually i just give them
to my sister i have actually i've received coloring crayons a few years ago so they didn't last long. and don't like her anymore and i don't think i'm at the age anymore. so worried about the state of the planet say that the problem nowadays is that a lot of the items on sale don't have any purpose whatsoever a design to squeeze a loss out to the recipient and then been done boxing day. say this feel free to think get some buy a present you'll be saving the environment while you're at ten. turning out of some other stories making headlines across the globe a suicide blast during a political rally in northwest pakistan has left nine dead and more than twenty injured among those killed in the incident a provincial government official and his secretary a pakistani militant group linked to the taliban's claimed responsibility for the attack. police and protesters clashed in india's capital leaving several injured demonstrators calling for six men to get the death penalty after
they were accused of the gang rape and brutal beating of a twenty three year old student prosecutors are seeking life in prison for the suspects. and security staff at the unity government's parliamentary building in belfast of intercepted five letters that contain bullets it's the latest incident in a bitter dispute over the city council's controversial ruling to limit the number of days that british flags flown three of the politicians who got the death threats belong to northern ireland's pro peace alliance parties. by italy in this news bloc for israel the new year will be followed with new parliamentary elections after the government failed to agree on a new budget for many regular voting is the embodiment of democracy but the rapid turnaround of ministers and governments is leading to calls for an overhaul of the country's entire political system artie's policy reports. call us money as you know in back in my political career i was minister of regional cooperation minister of
agriculture minister of housing and construction minister of immigrant and as option and minister of justice even held this post simul tenuously but it doesn't mean i'm talented it's just shows that the system is so messed up to be toyed. it's a system that's been in place since the founding of the state sixty four years ago it's seen thirty four governments in sixty four years that's a new israeli government almost every two years and a new minister just as often in the last twenty years there have been twenty interior ministers fourteen foreign ministers and fifteen justice ministers and now more and more israelis are saying enough and joining a movement to change the political system as. a young citizen ghost elections so many times you starts to lose the sense that this is a democracy not been nothing of the past ten years voter turnout has decreased from
eighty to sixty four percent where the be able to. keep well as eventually as it was. but reforming the system is unpopular and has created controversy this online campaign by local celebrities shows whenever someone tries to talk about it they're interrupted blah blah blah blah blah three motions are prime minister says he must call for elections because he can't close the budget he's scared that his coalition members may bring down his government and we will act as if. we really say there's no problem with. nasty critics say israel's multi-party system gives too much power to smaller parties. that we seize them here weakens the political center and gives a lot of power to the sick to all parties ultra orthodox. right wing extremists and so on and in fact the sooner it becomes a hostage to these marginal groups the reason new democracy. crissy the minority
rule with a majority. another problem is that because government ministers change so often they can't plan. bench and out of today a minister in the state of israel serves for an average of one year until he understands the position and creates a vision and a long term planning he's no longer there. what many of these people want is a complete overhaul of the system with parliamentary elections slated for the mixture israelis are bound to see yet another round of deal making between parties who make up the next coalition but they talk of and is running thin with latest figures suggesting more than half the population is unhappy with its government's performance points here r.t. tel aviv. still to come the mayan calendar may have run out but we're still here some of us though maybe a bit lighter in the wallet a few minutes we take a look at those turning apocalypse into profit stay with us.
in japan the average height for men is one hundred eighty two centimeters ten centimeters shorter because of that some employers refused to hire me one of them even told me directly that i was too short to deal with the client's computers already spent three months in this hospital and plans to stay for another four to add the coveted seven santa majors to his stature invented by the famed soviet orthopedic is good for you is there a friend in nineteen fifties these frames were initially used to treat fractures in deformities by cutting bones and slowly pulling them up or therefore stimulating tissue regeneration it was out of was able to receive arms and legs and people who thought they were crippled for life be sent to the other patients in their
lives to go when professing desired his first frame bicycle parts sixty years later his invention is increasingly being used to help people quite eager to fracture their legs to become a few centimeters taller than the ultimate goal is still the same fixing somebodies lives both literally and figuratively about a third of patients admitted to be always out of center nowadays seeking surgery focus medical reasons most of them are men and most are not what you would call vertically challenged professor novick of who operated on many of them says it usually comes down to a man's pride some of the first patient to turn to us with a leg length to me a quest to meet his fifteen centimeters to still want a surgery because his partner was taller than him we like to say that we need to break their legs in order to fix their head maybe nothing wrong with them from an orthopedic point of view but there is something psychological that prevents them
from living their lives fully being happy and we fix it like lengthening surgeries are banned in many countries and even the out they're pretty expensive in russia the entire course costs eleven thousand dollars about one tenth of the similar package in the united states. financial considerations were one of the reasons that brought this washington state native to western siberia his main motive for the surgery had to do with how he fared in the auditors in america advertised as one seventy five i was one sixty seven or one sixty eight and so one eight centimeters would have brought me right to average if i just wanted to be average for women height isn't so important you know i think girl can be short and it's not a big deal i think a guy is like expected to be taller just before the operation mosis mad at russian girl who found he's a regional hype quite endearing yet he still want to have had the surgery adding
seven more centimeters to he self-confidence she took told me the whole time you're crazy you're normal you're perfect. so now or so they call you so what a compliment for somebody who's used to falling short of his own expectations. it's a job but it's also a religious vocation that's pushing her to constantly find new ways of developing her business. today she visited this cave in the denver area. it's a more than three kilometer deep maze the spot is for sale and robin is thinking about buying it for the construction of more underground shelters if somebody was to light a fire someone in here what about the ventilation with the smoke or something like that you probably would want yourself back in a small room with
a fire or anything like that but in something like this we're close to ensure there's a lot of here we're going to probably be ok. if you think it's a good survivor it's like i do a cave like this we could easily howls a thousand or so people any so it would be a great project a great resource to have. for robin it's the perfect place but her family seems a little less enthusiastic would you like to live in a cave like this if it was like mandatory. but it's a choice. about according to robin the girls will surely not have the choice because according to her the end of the world science is already well and truly visible starting with the crumbling of christian values in our modern societies if you go one bookstore or one movie star friends sense how many of those books and how many of those movies do you think that jesus christ himself could watch. and that'll tell you how many things are going to get burned
those things need to be cleansed out of the world for him to be a part of it again so he's going to come back there's going to be a cleansing process the millennium burned so that tells you how bad the world could possibly be. living quarters for a large family in a bunker being sold up to two million euros. to meet the demand real estate projects like these are sprouting up all over the united states. just a few months ago larry hall was building skyscrapers but today in the middle of the kansas plains in a spot he means to keep secret this businessman has decided to devote his time to a project worthy of the fairies. sixty meters deep this was formerly a launching ramp for nuclear missiles.