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i'm convinced it's nothing more than a provocation from those who want to involve other countries in the syrian conflict the russian president blocks the you outspoken see dring military action in syria saying the evidence sounds to blame has no leg to stand on. intervention plans are leaving president obama isolated with america's allies in nato rejecting support of the campaign against us but despite that he gets another destroyer has joined america's warships in the region. and sleeping rough in london the number a problem list is still rising and they were just capital despite them as promises kept the problem by the end of last year.
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you saw russia under around the world this is with me here thanks for joining us russian president vladimir putin has hit out at the allegations that assad's government carried out a chemical attack against its own people warning the u.s. against military intervention he also added washington's claims for intelligence report providing thought evidence can be published disrespectful to its international partners on his home thomas has more now on russia as a reaction to the yuasa drums a war. president vladimir putin was addressing the press in vladivostok and he did have some strong words to say on the subject of syria he said that russia is of course against the use of chemical weapons and weapons of mass destruction but in this particularly we need to wait and see for the u.n. to do their job for the investigation to come forward and as that russia's position has always been then act in a lawful matter as
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a global community now one of the things he says is that it is ridiculous that the assad regime used weapons chemical weapons against his own people saying that under these circumstances it just doesn't call for it let's listen to what he had to say on that subject. the syrian government forces are advancing in some areas they have surrounded the rebels to think that in such a time they would give a trump card for those calling for intervention. now as the u.n. chemical weapons inspection team has just left syria we haven't heard anything back yet and he says that if the proof of chemical weapons has not yet been presented it means that there isn't any now the other thing is he spoke about his surprise about the british government who met over this past week to debate the idea of intervention in syria he said you're surprised that they voted down the idea but that it proves that there are sane rational people who are out there who are using
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common sense in this situation he also appealed to president obama not just as a president but as a peace nobel laureate basically saying look if weapons are used look at what it will do to the peace process let's listen to his words on that. let's not forget that barack obama is nobel peace prize laureate of the last decade the us has started several conflicts and various parts of the world but did that really solve any problems afghanistan or iraq libya there's no democracy then now which is what the u.s. claimed it tried. to bring this new civil peace or balance all of these has to be taken into account before making the decision to stop bombing syria which will lead to civilian casualties so as the world expects a u.s. air strike at any time a prudent urging restraint at this moment in time the u.n. chief doesn't want a military action in syria until his chemical weapons inspectors present their
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findings to the security council that could take a couple of weeks but washington has still ahead how sad it will decide on what to do regardless of the probes the results the u.s. appears ready to pull the trigger soon but much of the world rejects that plan he's going to chicken out reports while the obama administration is laying the groundwork for a military strike against syria but the president says he has not made the final decision the administration has spent the last few days scrambling an intelligence assessment that would make the case for an attack on syria today we finally saw that report the on classified four page version of it secretary kerry presented the report with this take a listen the american intelligence community has high confidence high confidence this is common sense this is evidence these are facts so the primary question is really no longer what do we know. the question is
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what are we we collectively what are we in the world going to do about it but if you read the paper you also come across this line our high confidence assessment is the strongest position that the u.s. intelligence community and take short of confirmation so u.s. intelligence does not confirm the evidence that the white house says is undeniable as far as the evidence is concerned the report shows no evidence as such just conclusions then we have to bear in mind that this was the unclassified version of the report it mentions satellite images and intercepted communications with the paper's main argument seems to be this the assad government has huge stockpiles of chemical weapons they have the capacity to deliver them and therefore they were likely responsible for last week's attacks near damascus in the last few days several members of u.s. intelligence community spoke out on condition of anonymity saying the actual evidence that the u.s. has is not a slam dunk and there are caviar in the report related to the analysis of the
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satellite images and be intercepted communications also from secretary kerry's presentation it seems the main selling point for the strikes is the horrible horrible images that we've all seen the report refers to several times it refers to the videos seen the social media but they do not prove who carried out the attacks not only the american people are against an attack on syria but also the international community although secretary kerry talked about what he sees as a substantial international backing for for action whatever international backing he was talking about it's not the u.n. or whatever military action the u.s. takes eventually against syria it will be illegal under international law nato secretary general just said nato does not plan to produce in the military intervention in syria the un security council is yet to receive the results of the u.n. investigation but even that investigation will not reveal who is to blame for the horrific attacks that took place the inspectors only have
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a mandate to ascertain the use of chemical weapons but not by whom they were you just so the key question will still remain up in the air even as we receive the results of that investigation nonetheless the u.s. has already made its judgment. secretary of state john kerry said that both he and president obama believe a military strike on syria needs to be discussed directly with the american people financed and let's not take a look at all the u.s. public things there over half of those americans who took part in a reuters poll don't want intervention in syria as whole only twenty percent are in favor it's also whether assad should be a target if he's implicated in chemical weapons use just under thirty percent of americans said yes the british parliament wasn't convinced that a strike on syria should happen and labor and mahmoud told us why you voted against the. i don't think america or anybody else has that intelligence to say exactly who it was we know that the syrian government does have stockpiles of chemical weapons
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but unless we have a clear. direct intelligence to relate to who's done it we can't just just be pointing fingers we loved this before when there was a weapon of mass destruction destruction debate and the presentation in the united nations by colin powell and we knew that didn't come to be true so we have a very very skeptical of any form of this sort of intelligence that comes out unless it is that there is substantial proof on that military action is not going to be a resolution in syria it hasn't been anywhere else so let's let's change the script let's change what's been going on before because we're talking about bloodshed now if this is allowed to take its course there'd be far greater bloodshed. and artie's on facebook and here if you or your sponsors to damask plans to attack syria some of you are calling for him pietschmann two of the us president and many others aren't convinced that obama is actually in the best interests of either the
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american nor the sea when people join the debate tresses facebook dot com slash. u.s. taxpayers shelled out more than one hundred million dollars for non-lethal aid to the syrian rebels the opposition includes al qaeda linked groups so america's intervention in syria it might mean the u.s. will be helping someone they consider their sworn enemy and the seizure can explain . major aspect that's close to impossible to prevent in the syrian crisis should it get even more chaotic and unpredictable with the u.s. and western outside military involvement the likelihood of empowering al qaeda already a very powerful force in the country experts left and right are warning that the west would be fighting alongside group members in syria who at home are seen as its own main enemy in the war on terror the opposition in syria is far from unified political force al qaeda members form a large chunk of this opposition attempting to get assad to step down concerns were
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high before that western ammunition would end up in the wrong hands because there's no way to selectively support one part of those against assad's government and not another the fear now is that u.s. and western military escapades would in force not just a vague opposition it sees as the good guy but the al-qaeda members that make it up by the thousands namely the front considered the most violent elements in the opposition which experts label are branded iraq in syria its numbers on the ground are estimated to be at around six to ten thousand fighters the larger extent of our presence in the country in terms of specific numbers is not known but its presence and influence in the future of the country cannot be diminished if historical lessons are remembered this is already reminiscent of the old two painful experiences we've seen before prior to western involvement in iraq in libya for instance insurgency it ran rampant but a peek at us presence walked hand in hand with foreign participation bringing along terror suicide bombings and even greater chaos to those regions. and the line as
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well were closely following international tensions burning of the sea where as long as the situation on the ground had to alter the home for live updates. and web sites that you ask of us and on the use of chemical weapons in syria in full you can read it close and try to find where washington's high confidence of the sound is coming from. my right to see my first trip. and i think you're. going to. be in. the u.k. government is pressing the new york times to destroy the documents leaked by n.s.a.
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whistleblower edward snowden the sensitive materials on the snoopy activities of the u.s. and britain made its way to the american daily newspaper from the u.k. he's got in which was forced to obliterate the hard drives containing the leaks of files however snowden's revelations have still been making their way to the public and here's the latest exposure apparently the u.s. has been spending more than fifty two billion dollars on intelligence gathering this year alone the cia called the lion's share of more than fourteen billion dollars significantly more than the n.s.a. or any other agency the national reconnaissance office and the special and general defense intelligence programs also came near the top of the money league to gather they got nineteen point six billion dollars to operate imagining imaging satellites draw maps and assess of foreign military plans and resources meanwhile snowden's leaks how want him international recognition has been awarded the twenty seven
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whistleblower prized by a coalition of entry rose and as peter all over in berlin reports snowden's been stealing the show in germany is genuine actual rights. well he's certainly not on the christmas card list of the german government as it stands at the moment these leaked documents that he's he's put forward really rather damning on the german government and just how complicit it seems that the b. and d. the german security services were in terms of spying not only to help the n.s.a. but spying back on their own people here in germany when edward snowden released these documents one of the things i'm sure he didn't think he would be was a major issue in the german elections the that's on the twenty second of september the general election here and it's become one of the main the only real issue that people seem to be attacking anglo merkel over. the leader of the social democrats her main challenger in this election it said if he becomes chancellor if he wins
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this election then he will be asking some serious questions of the united states and he also be looking into delaying an important trade deal saying how can we possibly look at doing trade with the americans when we don't know if they have microphones under all of our desks so this has become something that the politicians are looking to attack and glimmer cologne it's probably one of the only things she's really weak on in the public eye because not only it seems to allow the united states to spy on germany but it seems that she also helped the united states to spy on germany so this is one of the reasons why edward snowden has received this award and he is being honored with this by a number of groups for his work in revealing what turns out to be the the wide ranging spying activities of the n.s.a. and the united states. because right after the break my part of the we'll check out some of the hottest stab devils to graze the sky. and on london
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streets a hunter a christian number of people with thousand sleeping rough despite pledges by the man to provide shelter for the city's homeless he's house after a short break. but he sees things that sighted people don't notice. these. things most people never do they call him disabled but he's the world's first deaf and blind doctor of science. professor i think rather savor of. the great life. against the odds.
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that you will show marginalized. college face to. face or have you with us here on our t.v. today i'm wrong researcher. this is coming to live from moscow welcome back london's my it seems to have failed to deliver on his promises to combat homelessness in the city in the five years since he's been in office the number of people sleeping rough has only grown high at the south us reports not from the streets of london. the charity nightwatch head out on their nightly run distributing food to london's homeless no one knows
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exactly how many people are homeless in the capital but one thing that's agreed upon and that is that the numbers are increasing it's gone up from thirty people to fifty sixty seventy. you can see a large number of people have gathered here to use night what is. now more all of the people who are here. but a number of them are when london mayor boris johnson came to office in two thousand and eight he pledged to end rusty playing by thousand and twelve not only does he not hit that target but rust leaping numbers have increased every year he's been in office in london and promised to be eradicate the sleeping by fences. yeah. it's very difficult. although it's. a problem people are doing anything about homeless database change shows a rise from three thousand four hundred seventy two people when the mayor came to
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power to six thousand four hundred thirty seven sleeping rough last year but the mayor's office insists it's not all bad news and the increase in numbers isn't party to an increase in funding longer hours on the streets rat reach teams mean more people than ever before a big identified and now eight out of ten new rough sleepers lanie spend twenty four hours on the street yet despite the increase in funding many of the people here have been sleeping rough for months. on the street and in your dreams. that doesn't happen. a lot of them are problems before. enough to leave the council please. you know it's good to. go to the police from moving on in the middle of a mournful room. twenty two year old silas doesn't want his face shown he tells us
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he often sleeps in a car park nearby it's a complex story silas tells us that he has had some contact with outreach groups operating in the area but he hasn't yet got on benefits and therefore can't get into council accommodation to get rich through your local outreach team have told us that they're looking into silas's case here's just one of thousands of the homeless in the capital this is the face of london's homeless in twenty thirteen and it seems it's an increasingly so arty london. let's now try some other international news stories in the brave to afghanistan was so so blunt claimed five lives in the southern city of kandahar twenty other people were injured there tucker stormed a security checkpoint as people queued to antibiotic both police and civilians are among the victims this is the latest on
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a claim to time to head the country just yesterday thirteen people died in a bomb blast. while in neighboring pakistan that you are strong strike has killed at least four people according to officials the missile strike devastated a compound in northern visitor stan just part of the tribal belt and a tourist taliban and al qaeda stronghold recently leaked reports show these deeply unpopular drone strikes have substantially increased and obama's. aid bus drivers under woman have staged across the friction in protest of being fired from their jobs and part of why their anger came in response to years of unpaid benefits for over fifty employees of a bus company in the us and on and it's already there said week of protest and its plans to last another twenty day. court in india has found a teenager guilty of rape and murder in the first conviction in. and a tourist gang rape he was sentenced to three years in a reform for sexual assaulting and beating
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a woman to death with five other men one of the group's members was found dead in a jail so this month while the first face the rest rather face the death penalty the brutal attack set off a nationwide protest with the government in iraq saying new laws for the protection of women. waves of discontent over the upcoming football world cup are continuing to cause ripples in brazil hundreds of demonstrators flooded the streets of rio de janeiro protesting against corruption and income inequality the demonstrators mocks their president dilma rousseff who is under pressure to brew spending in brazil's largest cities some power marches turned violent as protesters attacked and nature by no means are dry and the anger was sparked injury and other public transport fare hikes and pouring money into high profile sporting about it while social services remain severely funded. enough to some thrills and spills from the world's finest pilots and russia's mox aviation showed the biggest
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daredevils don't need and a jerk to seize or a supersonic jet engine all seasons affronts explained. it's not the size of the engine that matters it's how you use what you've got that's what the pilots of first flight rushes only aerobatics team using propeller plane say no jet engines here no mach two or eject buttons just good old fashioned pistons and plenty of guts at air shows like max b.'s pilots may no longer be the main attraction but propeller planes were the first to take on aerobatics and they plan to stick around . a main goal is to show everyone how beautiful flying can be and to demonstrate the potential of these planes and popularize sports and aerobatics though these planes may not be so big and powerful they have great potential. reminiscent of the barnstormers of the one nine hundred twenty s. in america this team's planes are equipped with smoke systems that we've patterns
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in the skies piloting on a stunt team is still a man's world but irina mark over is one russian woman breaking that mold. people often ask me how i feel different from the male pilot but i just assume that flying planes makes us the same i feel complete freedom in the skies it is believe there are six degrees of freedom but in reality it seems to be much more up there that is how free you feel making it look easy is part of the job and world champion aerobatics pilot. insists that means his mood has to be put to one side when he takes the controls. the most important thing when you do a great flight is to follow the guidelines and express your emotions be they sad or happy only after you land and turn off the engine during the flight you have to be calm focus on performing the elements flawlessly and stay safe so if you is going to have fun. of course just watching isn't enough so off i went in
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a bright shiny yak fifty two with irina at the controls and a leisurely two hundred kilometer per hour cruising speed it was clear that for the pilots it's more about finesse than g. force lindsey france r t moscow. is our online team called some of the best moments in the skies you can see the photos on our website of right now in the in vision section. plus when walking on the functional they see a new species of this brown and white fog has been discovered it was near indonesia how the creature uses its fins to move along the sea bed. and up next else he tells you the unbelievable story of a man a well the first of a blind and deaf psychology professor and russian a briton life in darkness is out of his brain.
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sometimes it seems like in the face of giant corporations people are just sort of helpless i could be pretty pessimistic myself about what a few individuals with no real money or power can really do against the system but you never dull in fact if you remember tour discussion about ammonia doused pink slime being used across america and frozen fast foods well shift jamie oliver has actually managed to shame mcdonald's enough on t.v. to get them to back down and stop using this ultra processed form of quote meat at their establishments also we recently discussed gamer rage at the rather racist portrayal of rush of the game company of heroes two well all the rage actually worked and thanks to the seventeen thousand signatures on the change dot org petition that game has been pulled from russian shelves by the developer the thing is that massive corporations do a lot of bad things because they have. no morals and are obsessed with profit but
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because they have no morals and are only obsessed with profit the second you even slightly threaten their cash well they will instantly start cowering at your feet sometimes but that's just my opinion. i live. in the speed. limit. will. be misleading.
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i mean very little. ok. i do have a crack at welcome you to attend your oliver james it's a little island in the middle of the chesapeake bay kind of a genocide and mcinerney. rampage and you're all in the chesapeake bay probably one of the best areas in the fuckers fred. this is an old picture of ten year i like before the channel was cut oh here. away up there. is gone. right here are some of the headstones from the graves it for you this is a fruit that's that's what we don't. unhappen detained your all and we want to get
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some protection and make sure that we don't go into the chesapeake bay like uppers did in other communities. they were ready to do anything for their country to me is to love their country more than yourself if you join the military for any other reason that you're probably not going to have a good day and they were tools in the hands of the state now they live remembering the past which is impossible to get rid of. the war. but however good people do get hurt. but i have heard good people empty silent. a lot. but would prefer not to be sometimes i feel like. i should have died over there. because.
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i saw some people who had died and. there is cheaper than therapy. on our key. the.

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