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we are being treated as cannon fodder we have the grease used to love that using syrian blood. for an as you have become more heavily involved in the syrian conflict with the opposition pledges to carry on fighting hole in a clear rejection of president assad's new peace. a war of words between britain and argentina but could it turn into a real war david cameron says the u.k. is ready to fight to keep control over the falkland on. christmas right here in russia and all around the world of course people packed
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into churches and cathedrals for special celebrations. with worldwide news live from moscow this is arts he with me will receive show it's good to have you with us today. the syrian opposition and western leaders have rejected a peace plan proposed by president assad instead they are again demanding that he should go in a rare t.v. address bashar al assad offered a national dialogue and a constitutional referendum to end the nearly two year civil conflict but he pledged to continue fighting what he calls terrorist violence and urged foreign nations to stop funding his enemies assad's speech was punctuated with loud cheering from his supporters but his opponents dismiss the address as hypocritical a political analyst marcus papadopoulos believes there are elements within the
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syrian opposition that will continue fighting despite any peace proposals it's very important to make this clear in particular to western audiences who are unfortunately not read the full picture when it comes to syria the free syrian army is a lethal cocktail or various groups including many islamist groups and many groups linked to al qaida and the street free syrian army is of course backed by certain countries in the west and certain countries in the region and the free syrian army has been responsible for sure heinous terrorist acts in the last couple of peace in syria but ultimately it's got to be america turkey saudi arabia qatar they've got to stop supporting militants people who are ideologically speaking the same people who brought about the terrible attacks in new york washington london madrid and bali. well questions have certainly arisen me even in western nations supporting
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the rebels as to who exactly is fighting in the syrian conflict or in a closer look at how the standoff is attracting combatants that are far beyond the country's borders. she keeps her son's room exactly the way he left it last spring his clothes and art supplies are the only reminders she has of twenty one year old son. sami told his mother he was going to a conference in libya he wouldn't stay more than one week to ten days he went in for the whole week that he stayed there he called home every day he called in the twenty second of march and said he's coming back to tunisia but never arrived at the beginning of april i got a skype call telling me my son was captured on the border as he was crossing from turkey to syria in a group of fighters. further proof came with the syrian t.v. report in which sami was featured him all the captured rebel fighters he talked about coming from tunisia to fight for the syrian people still explanation wasn't
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enough to ease the minds of his parents if anything it made matters worse these simply can't understand how intimidating man transformed into a jihadist notice how well they do have seen this. a year ago certainly began praying and i was very happy because i'm a muslim and i thought it was a good thing. maybe after that he started going to a mosque and heard something that made him go off to syria. i think the reports claim some four hundred out of the five thousand mosques are controlled by radical islamists who call on their followers to take part in jihad in foreign countries the exact number of fighting in syria or libya or iraq is not known but the families and friends of those who went off to fight in a foreign land are saying that even one death is already one too many especially. for those who are fighting a foreign leader in
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a different country the government says that they're watching the situation closely but relatives of those who have died are not convinced they believe that the government's silence is as good as a green light for the impressionable youngsters. it's known that for the last ten years most terrorist groups have tunisians in their midst the officials know about these things but don't say anything these fighters went to libya then they went to syria by way of turkey we're talking about more than one hundred tunisians already killed in fighting in syria. this statement is supported by united nations human rights investigators this report published at the end of two thousand and twelve more of an increasing number of fighters pouring into syria investigator said people from at least twenty nine different countries are fighting alongside syrian rebels most of them are sunni's hailing from neighboring countries but some have come to syria from this far away as america and europe they get called in for supposedly higher purpose but once they're on the ground the situation proves far
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more mundane. it's impossible for any arab combat some fighting in syria to get treated whoever gets injured dies i dare them to bring me a single arab who got injured and treated in a field hospital we are being treated as cannon fodder we have the grease used to love brigade that using syrian blood. got to see despite such warnings many young men in tunisia still choose to go abroad to battle infidels in the name of allah it only goes go r.t. in tunisia. of course r.t. is coming to you live from moscow and argentina has told the british prime minister to make jobs not war all of this in a robust response to his comments about the falkland islands david cameron said the u.k. military is ready to fight for the disputed territory sparking concerns there could be a repeat of the armed conflict between the two nations that was now or thirty years ago or more in this now two artes correspond to serve. with asked this question in
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an interview whether britain would fight to keep the falkland islands and prime minister david cameron saying of course he would say he made his position there extremely clear if an attempt was made by argentina to retake the falkland islands that military troops would be the free black person so absolutely very clear on that very strong westerly coming from the prime minister is that issue this comes on the back of argentina as a president remaking lee's accusations that the falkland islands is stolen from argentina by britain i think she called it nineteenth century colonialism and i think some concern for people here today that you know this is something that is very much focused on in the course of the interview this is some of the strongest statements of of course perhaps a discharging a little bit some of the other very important issues that are happening on a national level at the moment here in the country we've got rate cuts to trial. coming in this week it's cheese day that goes to the house of commons so as a very important issues here at home at the moment of course
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a lot of people say we're talking about fighting a war somewhere else when it when actually was fighting our own battles here in the country on the screen nearly thirty years since we saw the end of the focus war it definitely has a very strong resonance with people here in britain that we seeing this this old me kick off again as i said you have very strong comments from the president in argentina is also of course come in much more recent argument again because it's been discovered that there are large oil reserves of course i think that's really going to play a big part in seeing this contest over the islands the tween britain and argentina really heating up again it doesn't look like it's going away and if david cameron's popularity at home is dropping some of the so the renewed debate over the falkland islands could be used to destruct attention away from the issues the government is ultimately failing to address. but david cameron it's a great issue that it's come up again because the economy here is in geiser it's in
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britain austerity is really biting people are very unhappy with what he's doing and so i think that david cameron is very much open. to the greenback the average of ninety two and the people's attentions here from the very popular things that he's doing at home but for this issue to come up now is very timely because the government is well down in the opinion polls the government is really unpopular i can't recall him becoming so on popular so quickly and so i think that he will want to keep this in the news headlines species why he's reacting in such a sort of strong way. while i still have fear in the program on our not only enemy fire taking its toll on u.s. troops but also more. misery of war forcing more and more american soldiers to take their own lives. plus violence once again spread through the northern irish capital raising tensions between pro british loyalists and irish republicans more on all of
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that in just a bit later in the program. by fanaa though egypt's muslim brotherhood is accused of illegally accepting hundreds of millions of dollars from the u.s. government before even coming to power a group of egyptian lawyers has triggered an investigation also saying that the brotherhood funded arm of cells that spiral of violence of protests lawyer yes sort of who filed the complaint says the allege that u.s. payments were all about preserving particular interests. much darker this money might have been beneficial for both the american side promises support for the muslim brotherhood while they in turn promised to secure american interests in egypt namely a u.s. air force base in the province of. dealing with the brotherhood as a political authority is permissible for funding it before it had even come to power is not we also believe that the brotherhood run cells tasked with provoking
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public unrest and violence are protests to form an active member who quit the brotherhood spoke of such groups which carried out armed operations for the muslim brotherhood benefit if. hard and more news to come for you in just a few minutes certainly hoping you can stay with us here in alt. i. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else and you hear or see some other part of it and realize everything you thought
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you knew you don't know i'm tom harpur welcome to the big picture. least be cool language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's all here on. reporting from the world talks about six of p.r.p. interviews intriguing stories are you. trying. to find out more visit our big teeth dog call. thanks so much for joining us here on our t. today i'm roller sushi in moscow the suicide rate in the united states has rocketed the number of those taking their own lives now higher than those who perished in
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battle as it is gone nature confines out while the government trumpets its military success stories they certainly come at a very high price hikes over the world tonight. another feel good moral boosting speech on afghanistan and the u.s. president is delivering many of those workers trying to convince the american people that the war was worth it when you're missing a birthday or you'll miss it a soccer game or or what you're missing out of her story and those of us back home are able to enjoy it because you know if you when soldiers come back home they missed much more than that their own selves once you go into combat you know once you kill people and once you spend a year and that type of an environment you are not to see first team kenny came back severely wounded from a tour in afghanistan two years ago having spent ten months in combat the vehicle
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in which he was a gunner was blown up nine times when i got crushed by p.t.s.d. i mean. i was suicidal you know i mean i'm married with four kids and i just couldn't find a way to kill myself in some kind i actually did that my family wouldn't have to suffer he was able to step back from the brink but many of his fellow servicemen were not so fortunate. more american soldiers committed suicide last year than work killed in active service in afghanistan staggering statistics that's almost want to day when you were i think this is i can't anymore. a lot of guys in the. state don't think america is back. to. normal society. officials in washington seem to be trying to present afghanistan as a success story while for those coming home it looks anything but that they do put
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lipstick on a pig or cancer to speak they take real you and me to do so for the mainstream media in the u.s. with their everything military their questioning of the cause of the war usually comes down to this sort of makes you the most proud about what you've done here a mindset is testily perpetuated that the ends justify the means while those ends are often identified in abstract terms like freedom and security what have we done we've got quite a bit i mean honestly the afghan people even from when i was a ploy in iraq and all three during the invasion you could see the iraqi people and the afghan people starting to do stuff on their own having more freedoms and stuff like that stuff like that also includes almost twenty thousand afghan civilian deaths and drug production which has gone through the roof since coalition troops have been in the country towns like this never make it to mainstream airwaves
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everyone that we blame for nine eleven is dead or in jail. there is no justification for this war. there's no reason our brothers and sisters should die in the sand there is no reason that their children should go to sleep every night terrified of the next drone strike or the next move kicking down their door neither do major u.s. news channels dwell on the subject of the afghans overwhelming desire to see american troops out of their country instead another success. story on t.v. but there was another war the war on terror continues and go somewhere else would you still go without it but without a doubt yes these are paintings by a soldier's mother who was petrified her son would be deployed he never was and she counter self lucky but the fear caught up with her and inspired this series of paintings her reflections on those who have returned wounded physically or emotionally reflections that clash with the mindset that human suffering should be
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the price you have to pay for a cause in washington i'm going to check out. and a little today here on r.c.m. across told guests trying to figure out how u.s. policy is to find the perception of the west in general and what the term cold war actually means know it so. growth killing innocent people as well as the guilty you know there was a time when warriors story each other face to face them was never a good thing sometimes it's inevitable i don't blame the west for using drones it's an exclusive the west of course all people use them only two percent two percent of those killed are what america calls high level military targets nearly all the others who are civilians you talk about drone wars killing civilians the pentagon denies it the cia deny me the cia absolutely denied but those are the core hard facts new york university and stand for you over a city don't play me talk to them. this
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is artsy now he ditched france and switched to russia in a row over tax with many branding him a traitor but some predict that movie star. is only leading where others could follow and make criticisms of french policies or driving out the super rich. sean thomas about what russia the world's second most popular destination for migrants has to offer and you can see. let's look at the taxes and that's the question at hand right now if you look at russia at the current laws we have a flat tax rate here of thirteen percent in fact france and germany they both have complicated tax codes if you look at france forty one percent right now up to forty one percent in germany up to forty five percent as opposed to russia's thirteen percent but if this new law comes into effect in france that. market for france
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goes up to seventy five percent likely that when it comes to the global meltdown that we've been seeing for years particularly twenty twelve was not a good year for the eurozone if a much of the world indeed but somehow russia managed to avoid the global economic crisis and that that is certainly the case in fact it is one of the brics countries which means it is one of the emerging markets in the world but if you look at what's been happening around europe in fact in the past year we've been seeing austerity protests we've been seeing people come into the streets who are looking for jobs and in fact the unemployment rate's if you look at greece twenty six percent if you look at the e.u. in general the average there eleven percent if you look at the unemployment rate in russia only six point four percent the united nations is actually taking a moment to appraise russia's immigration policies and what's what's that about well certainly if you look at the numbers the most recent numbers in fact show that russia is the second most desirable country for immigrants to come to only second
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to the united states in fact in fact it can be a little bit confusing because people look at the numbers about moscow being one of the most expensive cities for ex-pats to live with that's for ex-pats and it is true things here it is a big city it can be expensive but if you look at average cost of food it's cheaper than the rest of europe much cheaper to live here for gas prices as well i think that the real reason people come here is that you get two christmases and you get two new year's. farewell to france and his new russian citizenship. more for you there at the moment including. only. eight.
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but for now in northern ireland hundreds of police in belfast over the weekend in protest of the decision to fly the british flag. was from the christian science monitor the conflicts driven by the fact that british. ultimately losing ground to the majority mostly favor leaving the u.k. to form a united. this traditionally throughout its history been
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a predominantly at protestant unionists city and the latest census results show that's not really the case any longer it's not likely it's like a republican nationalist a majority or catholic if it were fair and the decision itself to fly the flag only on seventeen designated daisy or taken on december third. reflects this change and that seems to be what's troubling loyalists rather than the flag itself because in fact flying the flag on designated day simply brings it into line with other at british government and civic buildings. all right as promised that we go to some other global headlines for you in brief will start with an attack by two suicide bombers claiming five lives in southern afghanistan taliban militants breached a government compound shot the guard dead and then detonated their explosives and they were reportedly targeting local officials it happened in kandahar province one of the most violent areas in the country believed to be
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a smuggling corridor to pakistan. five men accused of the brutal gang rape of an indian student that led to her death appeared in court for the first time for pretrial hearings they've been charged with murder and abduction a six. suspect now seventeen is expected to be tried separately in a juvenile court for the rape case sparked massive protests over the rising number of crimes against women in. australian authorities have started a search for up to one hundred people missing in areas hit by wildfires thousands more have been evacuated to safety. very high temperatures nationwide have provided the perfect conditions for bushfires to break out or thought is one of the extremely hot and dry weather is likely to continue throughout the week. well as a christmas celebrations in the western countries are now over followers of the orthodox church around the world the seventh of january marks the biggest day of
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celebration and that includes many millions here in russia and the country's main cathedral has been absolutely packed to mark the occasion he was told botan went to report. here at the course to save you cathedral the main cathedral in the russian capital in churches and cathedrals both here across russia and in all for docs communities across the world it isn't fact christmas it could be awful lot church in the in the crisis a few cathedral worshippers have packed in to take part in to listen to the liturgy chanted and to feel the presence of of the spirit of christmas eve which is here celebrated on the sixth to the seventh of january not the twenty fifth of december because of the use of the julian calendar here but the or russian orthodox church rather than the gregorian calendar in other countries after the soviet union which is just over the end of the soviet union just over twenty years ago there was a
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a large gap in the number of believers after that long atheist period and even today most russians don't strictly observe the russian orthodox christmas for most russians new year is the real celebration but there is a significant number of of strict religious observance of the russian orthodox faith and for them this is an immensely special night indeed for them just as for most russians on new year's eve at large banquet is held many big dinners held and it's also a time for them to go to their church to take part in what is one of the longest services in the russian orthodox calendar but also. in the view of many believers and observers of russian orthodox faith one of the most beautiful services. report into an hour take a trip to the heart of russia's corridors of power are special grant of the kremlin
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begins right after this. crime is a plague of the big cities but in a tiny arkansas town of twenty five thousand it is really getting out of hand puregold as of property crime index of more than double the national average and rape burglary and assault are also way above average poor poor gold is a dangerous place to live in but what's the answer to living in constant fear of criminals well the mayor thinks that the answer to that problem is to live in constant fear of the government how logical the mayor and police chief have a doorstop plan to send out police patrols with
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a ar fifteen that full swat are too i guess intimidate the local population into submission well actually the plan is for them to stand around it ask people an important question ask them to show id the answer to crime isn't a police state sending guys out with automatic weapons and body armor around just to check people's i.d.'s like it's the berlin wall or something won't do anything a guy who breaks into your house for crystal meth money isn't going to be affected by this only the good average citizens will have to show an arm thug of their id just to go buy milk but that's just my opinion. 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 realize that everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm tom parker is a big picture. good
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leverage or kirby was to build the most sophisticated robot which on fortunately doesn't give a darn about anything james mission to teach creation and why it should care about human to. dish is why you should care only on the dog. from a bird's eye view oddly shaped triangle formed by moscow's kremlin could be seen as
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the heart of. a small state within a state these red walls seven protecting moscow's kremlin for more than five centuries so to give you an idea of its size so we decided to actually go around it before going inside we must start right here at this. time you watch. the extent of the kremlin walls is over two kilometers and if you want to go around it you better go real fast because the winters in russia are really cold it's minus ten today. the first kremlin was built out of woods poured out a couple of times before being rebuilt in white stone. three hundred years later the wall than it.


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