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the arms to the right two hundred seventy two the nose to the left two hundred eighty five. the british government's a war cry is a silenced as parliament rejects prime minister david cameron's call for military intervention in syria. that leaves president obama struggling to gather international support for his plan to launch limited military strikes against a mass because its alleged use of chemical weapons. also emergency crews in russia's far east were wrong the clogged trying to keep flood waters at bay and evacuated residents as the worst to do it in a century takes a heavy toll on infrastructure.
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it's just composite day here in moscow you live with us on our to you with me to say it's good to have you company with us today. as u.s. forces poised for miller possible military strike on syria washington's key ally has withdrawn its support british lawmakers have defeated a motion by david cameron's government effectively ruling out the country's involvement in any assault intervention was rejected by a margin of thirteen very bitter with thirty members of cameron's own party turning against him parliament refused to sanction british involvement in syria even if the un inspectors conclude that damascus was indeed responsible for the use of chemical weapons early in august and attack that reportedly killed hundreds of civilians and the eyes of the law makers cameron was unable to make a sufficiently convincing case against us when pressed by m.p.'s to explain why the syrian regime could possibly want to provoke foreign action premier admitted that
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british intelligence could not pinpoint a motive cameron them urged lawmakers to make their own judgment against us and act on their convictions didn't win over parliament creating an embarrassing situation for downing street in london has the details. defeated and she merely ate it that's how the prime minister is being portrayed today after that major political blow with parliament voting against military action it means that the prime minister's decision essentially to recall parliament to bring this nation against possible military action in syria has backfired spectacularly many of the prime ministers a party members turning against him labor today calling his leadership reckless and cavalier it's not going to sit comfortably with the prime minister this issue of foreign policy and it was a major issue that he really stamped his name of paul is one that the prime
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minister is the country usually leads on and you heard when the results of that vote was announced last night in the house of commons those cries for the prime minister to resign now questions they feel whether his leadership is really going to be under threat it's thought that's quite unlikely at this point but certainly he stands in a much we can end position today and as he said that defeat really not putting him in a comfortable position tools very many people feeling that the vote reflected the lack of public appetite for any military action certainly with the evidence that was on the table of course all eyes will now be on the us and what course of action they'll take they've lost a major ally in britain voting against military action the indicators coming from the u.s. is that they'll be willing regardless to go it alone in terms of a timeline you've got the u.n. inspectors coming out the country on saturday in presenting their preliminary
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findings say all eyes will be closely on that and then the actions that followed but as we said certainly the prime minister today had both internationally and here at home standing a little less tall today i think. mizzy experts across the globe are warning against intervention in syria british admiral sir alan west told r.t. that we've seen the assad regime would provide a boost to the extremist forces who would then turn against the west all my experience of wars and i've been in them and in the lead up to them and i've been running them and things is to find that you have a more of unintended consequences you think you're just going to do one little thing but actually things then happen and expand the nations like the u.s. and the u.k. and france and turkey need to be very very careful about what action they take we need to be very clear what is it we actually want to achieve what is the end state we want we need to have in place mechanisms militarily to ensure that things don't
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go beyond a certain degree but i'm not at all convinced that attack would actually help the condition of the people within within syria we've seen what happened in iraq you know we've seen what's happened in afghanistan i have no doubt that the al qaeda group and there are a very large group i'm afraid in the opposition funded by people who haven't thought through what this really means would be delighted if america or britain and turkey and france attacked they would be delighted by it but that doesn't mean they like us and they want to actually have they oppose us and would like to do is farm but in a temporary basis that would suit them so we need to be very very careful how we actually act the you as a president. again syria despite the withdrawal of support from washington's closest ally barack obama is now struggling to put together an international coalition willing to launch action against a middle eastern state the pentagon is moving its naval forces closer to syria in
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position for immediate strike if the order is given for destroyers are currently deployed in the mediterranean and if it is reportedly on its way all of them armed with dozens of tomahawk cruise missiles there's also a nato forces in the area consisting of four more ships all of that in addition to the vast military presence of the u.s. and its allies on the territories of nearby countries which is very important i report on the ongoing developments. socials have warned that president obama has not made our final decision but all signs are suggesting that a strike could occur as soon as united nations inspectors who are currently investigating last week's alleged chemical attack in syria leave the country they are scheduled to depart from damascus on saturday and that's when the u.n. experts are expected to brief the u.n. security council on their findings now the white house is expected to present its
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case for military action against syria to congressional leaders that may have already happened during a conference call or state evening and ministration officials say that they have intelligence that shows the forces loyal to president bashar al assad carried out last week's alleged chemical weapons attack in the suburbs of damascus however critics say that the intelligence that the obama administration does have does not directly tie assad to the alleged chemical weapons attack president obama is reportedly basing his case military action in two ways on two points he says first and foremost he believes the u.s. needs to safeguard international standards against the use of chemical weapons we all remember how he made his statement of chemical weapons use being that red line that can't be crossed and he also says that the use of chemical weapons is a threat to america's national interests and now we believe that syria directly is
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threat to america's national interests now we should keep in mind that if president obama does order a military strike on syria he would be doing so without congressional approval and lacking approval from the united nations security council resolution which is required according to international law so if the u.s. moves in unilaterally without approval from the. the international community from the united nations it would be acting in violation of the u.n. charter but by all reports by all accounts by everything that seems to be coming out it seems as though the u.s. president is going to move ahead with his plan even if he has to move ahead on his own as opposed to how he previously planned to move ahead with some european partners and while president obama is inching closer towards international military action against syria u.s. citizens have taken to the streets in new york washington d.c.
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and several other cities around the country to protest airstrikes against the syrian people according to recent polls only nineteen percent of americans support a war in syria protesters that came out into the streets say that just like with weapons of mass destruction in iraq false information they believe is being told now about syria to justify another war. us media reports have pointed to the likely souls the u.s. is relying on for its claim that the syrian government used chemical weapons against its civilians the proof is said to be based on intercepted phone conversations evidence that was also used by washington a decade ago to justify the iraq war porter analysts specializing in u.s. national security policy says the obama administration doesn't seem to be clear on its own objectives. it is just so difficult to figure out what the administration really thinks that it's doing and seriously though you know it is
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sometimes stated that we have to do it for humanitarian purposes and sometimes because of international law both of which are hardly debatable to say the least in terms of recent history as well as a previous history of u.s. policy and you know it begins to look like the there's a small coterie of people within the administration who have gotten the idea that they want to do something and they have somehow prevailed on the president to do something that he apparently didn't want to do and that presents a real mystery of major proportions. meanwhile syria's neighbors and other regional powers are closely ranks against a possible intervention jordan where the us has an air bases that its territories cannot be used as a launch pad for any military action against syria iraq says it will refuse to
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provide its airspace for an attack on its neighbor and egypt has issued a strong warning against foreign intervention in syria on lebanon's of foreign minister has spoken out against military action say its air space will not be available his below which backs our side forces has also made it clear that it opposes any intervention and would not stand idle if it is syria is attacked by the u.s. and its nato allies his policy is in beirut with the details. the street is angry apprehensive and fearful the mood in the region is that the winds of war are blowing in so we're both sides are vowing to fight for their country many are afraid that if america launches military intervention this will only result in a bloodbath here in lebanon hizbullah has said it will not stand idly by if assad is fired on this is the clearest indication from the military group that it plans to get involved and any kind of his bill involvement will see rockets fired at
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israel already in israel thousands of residents have been going to post offices to collect gas masks the country is in a state of high alert and army reserve soldiers have been called up there is clearly the sense that something big is on the cards policy r.t. beirut and i would like to know what you think about the situation in syria log on to our website our dot com to vote in our latest a web poll out today we're asking you if washington goes ahead with unilateral military action in syria what will the end game look like so far the majority of you at thirty seven percent who say that this will become a catastrophic conflict engulfing the entire region including israel and iran almost a third of those who voted to not be watching will will day attack syria on his own a few less foresee a libya like scenario with years of violence and an islamic insurgency while only
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six percent of you believe that are acceptable bombers claim that the strikes will be shocked and shock and really aimed at syria a lesson. i had in just a few minutes of the pride of the skies that the two ye leave madison a set is now open to crowds of enthusiasm in the world someone says i'll just see luxury for the passage of tomorrow i'll be showing you the planes that accident off of the brain. but he sees things that scientists people don't notice. he's dead. but he she is things that most people never to think call him disabled but he's the world's first deaf and blind doctor of science. professor i think rather similar of
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. the great life lived against the odds. thanks for staying with us here on our team for more international news now to the latest leak from the fugitive american whistleblower edward snowden
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a so-called black budgets has been disclosed in washington's post article according to classified documents the u.s. has spent over fifty two billion dollars on intelligence gathering this yeah snowden's revelations have won him international recognition he was recently awarded the twenty thirteen whistle blow up prize a by a coalition of n.g.o.s and award ceremony will be held today in berlin for the former n.s.a. contractor who is in russia where he's been granted asylum let's not discuss this with a christian book executive director about transparency international which is one of the organizations behind the award it's good to have you with us so why is this award going to edward snowden. this is a war that is for whistleblowers people who speak out about a wrongdoings and we believe that with the documents that he has given to a journalist it has been shown that there has been a wrongdoings allegedly someone lied to congress in march we have seen that
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security laws have been overstepped by american authorities and therefore he earns this price for speaking out about it. do you think dr that giving this prize to snowden will in any way influence the way governments perceive him. we would hope so we see a very strong debate board in germany about how the u.k. and also the u.s. is intercepting e-mail and other forms of communication and this is a very fierce debate in this country and we hope that we will also have a debate how much civilians do we want in a free country so does it leaks revealed the n.s.a. surveillance on foreign governments including embassies why haven't any of the countries involved taken action against over this against the u.s. . we have seen that there has been
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a lot of diplomatic pressure put on countries we just should remember that the plane of morales was not allowed through european airspace and i think there is still probably a lot of other diplomatic pressure going on so i think it's not surprising that many governments keep their feet on of the table one name of the ceremony according to the text of the invitation is to urge the government the german government office snowden protection do you think that's at all likely. we just heard today that german prosecutors still looking if he is opening an investigation and we also learned yesterday that there is a french judge looking french prosecutor looking in this case we still hope that maybe snowden will get invited to provide more information so that the
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prosecuting authorities from germany can make a fair call if the interests of this country have been violated or not and if laws of those countries have been disrespected that's a christian the executive director of transparency international talking to us the about that award that edward snowden has been awarded thank you i know i have cited for your writing to students at a california high school have been one to tweet their status on social media already have put into the schools rules all face being stripped of extra curricular activities plus. find out how the likes of mcdonald's and wendy's are said to be pulling all the blood sweat tears and money out of their stop in america and check out why the employees of the fast food giant are doing about it at our team dot com. one of the world's top aviation events is now in full swing just outside moscow for three days max twenty
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third seed it was all about big business but on friday the show and its doors to the public that's now go live to lindsay friends of lindsay what's in the program today. it's the first day of the public being allowed to get their fill of not only what is on display on the ground but also what is on display in the air. max is all about showing the latest in aviation technology both both on the civilian side and on the military side and for the next three days the air shows are going to be an amazing spectacle all eyes right now are in the skies because the helicopters are doing maneuvers going to be many more helicopter maneuvers all day long as well as many teams of jets essentially stunt pilots from around the world not only from russia from france ukraine china and
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many other places there will be doing aqua aerobatic routines and also different militaries will be will be displaying their aircraft just in singles as well and so do you hear the roar of the engines and at all all eyes go straight to the skies and we see these giant planes flying by as well as the helicopters those are equally as loud and very entertaining not only is this about just entertainment and learning about what engineers are creating in the aviation sphere it's also about getting business done and not what. two thousand and thirteen russian companies alone signed contracts of just sixteen million dollars and there are a thousand companies involved in doing business here at max and so the numbers are coming in and it's really astounding how much business is being concluded here it's twenty years and going strong both what is parked on the ground for everyone to look at and of course what's in the sky i can see friends there at the max twenty
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thirteen. by some other international news in brief or for you this hour a new clashes have broken out between dr police and protesters in colombia i made an ongoing nationwide fama strike if these four people were arrested and over two dozen injured when moscow used to hold walks and security forces before back to get the clashes happen after prison santals opened talks with protesters and choose stay well when to address their concerns farmers are demanding cheaper fuel and fertilizers as well as more government subsidies. and at least ten people have died from a fever in pakistan's largest city of herat the fever has now spread to six regions of the country and health officials say over eight hundred cases have been confirmed in the solomon singh province authorities claim the situation is under control and that measures are being swiftly implemented to curb this bread no
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vaccine exists i gaze at the mosquito borne virus which has become the world's fastest spreading tropical disease. wildfires in california are spreading further into yosemite national park of the fire which is now thirty percent contained is threatening san francisco which is the plot to ash falling onto a major reservoir the blaze that began two weeks ago has left no casualties behind but it has destroyed more than one hundred buildings and temp sites. in northern afghanistan police say twelve people including a district chief have been killed in a suicide bomb attack on a mosque around twenty others are said to be wounded no groups have so far claimed responsibility but suspicions have fallen on the taliban incident reportedly occurred during the funeral of a tribal leader who died the day before north afghanistan has been the country's least volatile area in recent years but has seen
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a surge in attacks ahead of the twenty four thousand made to withdraw. with the damage from the floods in russia's far east so reaching almost a billion dollars president putin has been urging local officials to step up their response the disaster has seen many thousands evacuated farmland and homes destroyed and entire towns devastated artie's pole scott has more. this man is one of thousands in russia's far east waiting nervously his garden submerged and soon his ground floor could also be taken over by the amel rivers rising levels the consequences of which are unthinkable well after this flood i'll be made homeless what would do with the houses entirely submerged this is the village of lenin square in the jewish autonomous region in russia's far east the other may drive the school bus during term time but for now he's found a scorching rushes emergency services around the devastated area his next move is
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unknown but you know the people after this disaster i'm afraid who knows what will happen this village is typical of many here rescue crews and local volunteers combining day and night trying to keep the water at bay volunteers like catarina sonja williams i mean we do everything ourselves people help us we're not going to drown we're going to live here the situation is really bad but we will not give up . well the severity of the situation is clear to see we are just thirty yards away from a number of residential blocks here in the city of how about ask and all that separates us on those houses is a hastily erected. in the hope is that it will stand for in the face of ever increasing water levels the fear now is that the water is received by wind making homes uninhabitable social housing i'm compensation will be available but in the
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country at that issue in your book we have decided to provide additional aid to people in the disaster area financial aid to those who hit and compensation for the loss of property one of the top priorities was to provide accommodation for families who will unfortunately have to live through the winter without a home it's a challenge for now it's a race to lay thousands of sandbags in decline which is of draining trenches to keep the water from claiming more towns and villages as for the fifty thousand plus who've enjoyed weeks of up people it's a painful waiting game as to when the alamo river will let them see what's left of their homes. how about us. and i'll be back with the news headlines in about half an hour la up next they are adapting to the loss of sight and hearing on the road to a full line station. so
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the historic and for many americans tragic ruling in a bradley manning case just got a lot weirder because he has declared that he wants to live the rest of his life as a woman named chelsea well i'm glad his lawyer got him to keep this revelation to himself until the end of the trial but sadly he really should have pushed for him to keep quiet about this. a bit longer why you ask because if there is one thing i know about the mainstream media is that the second sex is involved everything else instantly becomes a distant second case in point what is the legacy of bill clinton is it the job murderer who are sure to nafta no is it a violent foreign policy throughout the world somewhat similar to bush's and obama's in locations like haiti somalia in the balkans etc no his legacy is based
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on the least important sin he committed as a president cheating on his wife for the years couldn't was an office the lewinsky scandal just smothered everything else i am pretty sure that if i know the mainstream media they are going to use manning as gender confusion to overshadow and drown out everything else involved in the case but that's just my opinion. choose your language. make it with the infidels going to. choose the consensus. choose to get to. choose the stories that if you. choose to excess. her. ticket the.
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hit home. for all. of. it's too late for me i'm all done in the quarter but i'll soon be on searching for all my sin just to put i was blind and deaf and without hope. this is no life. as a crappy joke come on priests went to god you cry for all my needs it was nothing but shine store don't you worry about me or about my sins good doll so it out with him. but if he does exist if you go.
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for all of it. this is a man who's ready to bring charges against god himself at the last judgment his name is alexander savor of he lives in a small apartment in moscow suburbs and at two o'clock every thursday afternoon he sits by his front door wearing a device around his neck the minute it vibrates and the likes to read he knows a delivery has arrived and it's time to open the door. every week for many years a career has regularly delivered meals for alexander from a nearby restaurant he knows his client is blind and.


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