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try the spanish find out more visit. ukraine's prime minister complains of threats against his family from anti-government protesters as demonstrations rage on in kiev over integration. a tiny village takes on a us energy giant we travel through media world locals are desperate to stop shale gas exploration close to their homes. and as the world warns mandela the death of the anti-apartheid icon sparks fears and why enclaves that racial tension could return to south africa. where you are the international coming to you live from the russian capital i'm marina josh. ukraine's prime minister and he says his family as well as the
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families of other officials are receiving threats from anti-government protesters activists have also rallied outside the homes of security officers as an investigation is launched over allegations of excessive force being used against demonstrators last week are just going to go reports from kiev. the night of november thirtieth when peaceful protests in the heart of kiev were broken up by ukraine special riot police force dozens and end up in hospitals images of police beating defenseless people emerged on the internet was. was the next day it was the police on the receiving end of the violence but at the hands of the mob and not the peaceful protesters who were dispersed just the day before i. mean i got hit by either a brick or a piece of pavement score in the face it's hard to tell because everything was
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flying no one could predict it would go like this that there would be wrong bricks most of cocktails. and i was scared for my units who were there because it was totally unexpected just right in front of all of this there were these boys eighteen nineteen years old who serve in the army and everything was flying at them rocks molotov cocktails. these men are among the officers still in hospital a week after the attack some received injuries severe enough to leave them disabled or to convince them to leave the force but both on down into guinea i determined to return to service and see don't have any animosity towards the crowd on independence square i can understand the people they want to express their opinion . people have the right to voice their opinion but without breaking the law it would not be an overstatement to say that many people here in kenya view police is
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their enemy in a while especially after last week's intense clashes what's there is opinion out there that the special task police force were simply following the instructions they have received and it's those who gave the orders that should be held responsible for the violence so bored there when there are recordings in the. out of the two orders that received an ox is upon to clear the area we must create a parliamentary commission and find the person who blew it all up and hold them criminally responsible i'm sure the orders came from someone higher than the head of the police. as the protests entered their third week the tension is palpable no one wants a repeat of last week's nightmare but a resolution requires to calm their efforts from both sides among people whose patience is already wearing worryingly thin it in english school party. meanwhile ukraine's president viktor yanukovych has met with putin to discuss strategic ties with russia get a college made a detour to sochi on his way back from china where he hoped to secure aid for
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ukraine's weak economy however beijing was reluctant to offer any help get on it troubles were the main reason cited by ukraine's leadership for the jacketing an association agreement was a decision that's left the country's population bitterly divided reporter mark conceive who is a rethink stansell ukraine says protesters calling for unity gratian would be disappointed if the deal avar came to fruition i think it would be a nightmare come true in the long term ukraine and the european union have a locks again from increased relationships with each other but the package that the e.u. was proposing and the price you create would pay and severed ties with russia and the east bloc would in the short term cause a very we'll drop in standard of living for the ukrainian people much greater energy price costs and the european union european commission given their own financial woes would not be in the position to give ukraine the necessary financial
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support it would need me situations the european union has major problems with in its own area that it really must resolve before it can really new its all first to reach out to nations like ukraine i think there really needs to be a fundamental reassessment in brussels of what ukraine needs. which has not been adequately recognized in brussels. their opinion and u.s. politicians have been lending their support to the opposition and online we've got more on that and the reaction it's caused so i had to r.t. dot com for more. u.s. energy have you wait chevron has resumed its exploration for shale gas in north eastern remaining the company earlier as a span of the operation over environmental concerns raised by the locals and now says it wants to build positive dialogue with nearby communities but as our reports
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it's an operation that's gone hand in hand with violence and intimidation. it's a case of david versus goliath a tiny romanian village pitted against a massive us energy giant chevron which is trying to drill for shale gas that's believed to be trapped beneath the ground in the rocks here now that the process involves a controversial process called fracking that means pumping water and chemicals at high pressures into the ground in order to unlock the gas that's trapped inside the problem according to environmentalists is that all those chemicals can contaminate the water release dangerous methane gas into the air even earthquakes and that is a risk that these villagers in put in jest here in romania simply don't want to take now this has been the scene of peaceful protests for more than a month now the villagers had gathered here to try to prevent chevron from doing this work when our t. was here last in october it seemed that the protesters had won chevron had
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announced that it would temporarily at least suspend its drilling activity as its exploration activities here but earlier this week authorities had taken chevrons side with brute force. when the police came we couldn't do anything to stop them this round of the camp and began to tune in the ones after everyone here. who for both of them to the retired ourselves together to form a human chain across the ruled out of the police officers came in just like grooves they were kicking ass and beating us with their bottoms i was kicked here there was another religion in hospital now because of how hard to hit him in the stomach but now as we can see over here chevron has now resumed its activities its exploration activities and we're hearing unconfirmed reports of hundreds of police officers just asperse in this area we also heard from villagers reports of police officers trying to potentially intimidate some of the villagers prevent them from from coming here mourning perhaps of consequences for them if they continue to protest
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reporting and put in just romania for our. well fracking is also causing uproar across the atlantic the u.s. state of texas has been shaken by several earthquakes recently with some scientists saying dozens of nearby drilling wells are to blame environmental activist and professor at the university of north texas ambriel believes fracking activities should be subjected to more regulation. what needs to happen is there needs to be more empowerment for those who are most vulnerable to the harms involved here you know companies talk about conducting this in a safe way but the there is no objective answer to what is safe this is it's it's a system that's vulnerable to what was called normal accidents that can there's going to be something going to happen wrong with it at any time now whether that's too frequently occurring or whether the harms involved or of too great a magnitude i think reasonable people can disagree on that question so the real question isn't whether it's safe it's who gets determine whether it stays in the us
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and on that question the people who are most are most vulnerable to the harms involved has to have the greatest say and so when it needs to be sort of restructuring of the political dialogue around this. and coming out in the program i want to live in central paris there and brace yourself. it's from here here. we take a look at garrett live and talk to those in the know about life in the city of light. france's leading its second major intervention and africa this year sending troops and helicopters to the central african republic and there are reportedly a thousand french troops on the ground already or paris began to san reinforcements hours after the u.n. authorized the mission to quell sectarian violence in the country the red cross says at least three hundred people were killed in two days of fighting in the capital but as christian militias loyal to the ousted president clashed with muslim
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fighters currently in control of the country all dubbed as the policeman of africa france has been active in cotton since the colonial era well here's a map here of france former colonies over the past decade france is led interventions in mali its most recent operation chad ivory coast and the democratic republic of congo that's aside from its involvement in the. and asked for the current conflict in central african republic earlier this year france refused a request to intervene from former president was easy who was ousted in march by muslim rebels now it's decided to act immediately lawrence freeman from executive intelligence review magazine beliefs french domestic problems are behind the decision recently france has become more active militarily and i think the problem with that france and britain. have not given up
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their intent on having access to news of some of the resources and wealth of the african countries or so i think france and suffering serious problems at home there is the overall devastating collapse in living standards throughout all of europe so many of these things i think combine to push france forward into some of these military activities. more of them recently than we've seen before and to the u.k. now where the government is planning to ban extremist preachers from visiting mosques and islamic sanders but as we reported just a few minutes prison authorities claim it's largely in the jails where people are being radicalized but the stories coming your way.
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welcome back you're watching our c.n.n. national south africa's first black president the man who led the country out of apartheid nelson mandela will be laid to rest next sunday at his family's state but as people around the globe mourn the loss fears are mounting the das of the iconic leader could reaganite racial segregation this time though it's those living in a wide enclaves in south africa that are worried our disposal year has more. for many years south africans in particular have been asking themselves the question what happens when mandela pos was on and for a long time there was a war we that everything he stood for which was essentially bringing white and black south africans to give it would disappear when he dies this question has become less urgent as the years have passed on and a new generation of south africans has come to the fore but certainly there are
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pockets of particularly white south africans who are today afraid now i visited the community of clean fun tame which is a white on cave they you find only off the condos and all these are white south africans who can trace the roots back to european settlers who came in the sixteen hundreds you need special permission to enter the area there are security guards everywhere there are statues paying tribute to the founders of a party which was south africa's legal system of discrimination between blacks and whites people there justified the existence of such enclaves as merely a way of preserving their history the culture their language they argue against any kind of claims of racism we feel strongly about our identity and we want to protect that and preserve it this together with the fear that some white of economists feel has caused some to put in place contingency plans now there's
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a group called the state land as they estimate that their figures are around eighty to one hundred thousand people and they are all linked through mobile phones in such a way that if in any time they believe a genocide happens and they do believe that a genocide is coming against white south africans they can then mobilize him selves and move to an area where they will be able to both protect themselves and be completely self-sufficient and i visited this community and this is what they had to tell me right now oh we're this stage or little six. little sort of is really a true community schools these white south africans our. are in the minority the majority when he credits mandela with putting the country back from the brink of civil war regardless of the color of a skin they race the creed they have been made to and south africans were god mandela as the hero of the struggle against apartheid and seen him as one of the greatest sons this country has ever given birth to. and just
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deliberate torch is on it's a big journey to structure. one hundred twenty three days. through to some mines under town two cities of russia. relayed by fourteen thousand people or sixty five thousand kilometers. in a record setting trip by land air and sea and others face. a limp a torch relay. m r t r g dot com. washington so-called peace process. resolve the israel palestine conflict has produced little if any results in fact the palestinians are experiencing excel in way to the legal and seizures is it time to accept a one state solution and or look to global institutions like the un to replace the current negotiating framework.
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the. economic down in the final. days. and the rest because i. believe every we. welcome back here watching r.t. international the u.k. government has announced new measures to crackdown on islamist extremism drawn up following the brutal murder of a british soldier by two muslim converts may part of the plan is to block extremist material on the web and ban those encouraging extremism from visiting mosques however as our lord smith reports it's the jails we're comrades are becoming increasingly radicalized. wormwood scrubs prison in west london temporary or longer term home to around fourteen hundred male prisoners apart from
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the inevitable gang activity and drug taking that goes on inside many prison inmates find religion while they're doing their stretch some are genuine others not so much. those who watch on to and use that religion is an excuse for treatment and we're particularly concerned by definition clear evidence that there are youngsters being radicalized. and forced to join the right to causation of young vulnerable prisoners. who then can become a tree machine where evidence from the prison officers union shows prisoners aren't necessarily so much finding gods as having shoved in their faces muslim gangs have grown in power and influence in jails all over the country and the prison officers association is concerned that they target vulnerable new arrivals for
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conversion and that those who are muslims already are being forced into more extremist views you speak to some prisoners or noble. dipshit barefoot or out on it to get more time. or just to be seen as to be part of a gun culture i've done it for protection i've done it because i was bullied extremists who are ultimately released from behind these walls back into society. now let's take a look at some other stories from around the world. in athens clashes erupted between police and students who were marking the fifth anniversary of a fatal police shooting of a teenager also serves used to tear gas pepper spray and stun grenades to quell the crowds of youngsters who hurled petrol bombs and said vehicles alight at least ten people were arrested and dozens more detained. boarders and
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opponents of ousted president mohamed morsi have clashed in several cities across egypt police and used tear gas to disperse demonstrations dozens of arrests have been made and the unrest comes despite the government passing a new law banning groups of more than ten people gathering on the streets. have detained six men suspected of stealing a truck here in highly radioactive materials in mexico the suspect worse than to hospital as they may have radiation poisoning the truck was stolen on monday in mexico city and later found in a nearby field it was supposed to transport the material to a nuclear waste facility after being used for radiation therapy. the deadly storm has struck northern europe with hurricane force gusts across battered countries at least eight fatalities are thought to be linked to the extreme weather conditions in the u.k. it caused the biggest tidal surge in sixty years flights and rail services were frozen and man a european regions poland hello tricity caught off in four hundred thousand home.
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over to france now in paris may be a dream destination but they're all mansour the french capital comes at a premium for those who want to live there and as are cilia found out even if you're willing to pay the price home may still be cramped attic or basement. it all looks great on paper but anyone with an aspiration of living in central paris quickly discovers the nightmare and becomes looking for a flat here this picturesque center of the city might as well have a sign that says off limits to anyone with a tight budget but if you must prepare for very tight quarters when you first arrive to the far out i was completely shocked because this was the smallest area that i found myself i didn't look it's from here through here. danica pay seven hundred seventy euros for this tiny twenty square metres central paris flat in the
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popular lot to quarter area plus another hundred for bills and internet she chose convenience over price a choice that's not quite there for others like sabina who lives just outside paris with three other people her bedroom in the basement. was about five hundred euros when i moved. i was looking on internet for place with five hundred euros couldn't find anything really. expensive visited a few places. couldn't find any so i decided to look for someone to sever close suburbs in more extreme cases not only do people end up far from the center but in apartments like this one where there's no kitchen or hot water so. it's a real problem in fronts this lack of housing we need a hundred to nine hundred thousand more housing this is what explains the high prices in july every port released by france's national institute of statistics and
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economic studies found that one hundred forty one thousand five hundred people were without a fixed residency in france or rent control law was recently passed as part of a larger housing reform to address the lack of housing substandard conditions and the trend of people being pushed out of paris and other major cities but changes in living standards won't come overnight a fact many in the city of lights have just come to accept to live in paris. ok. just are cilia r.t.e. paris just ahead of the largest city in america ever to go bankrupt what's next for detroit that's now been martin's breaking the set.
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we often see the middle east as a place of constant turmoil and revolution but people in thailand seem to be very fired up as well masses of protesters are force a government ministries to shut down by storming them with human waves one such ministry is the thai equivalent of the american f.b.i. which has been accused of killing around ninety people in a crackdown on those who support ousted prime minister. taksin shinawatra who is the brother of the current leader while people are crying out for democracy with accusations of violence against protesters so where is barack obama john kerry the mainstream media i mean whatever some group of rebels protestors are i mean freedom fighters rise up for democracy are we supposed to arm them like in syria and or bomb their country back into the stone age like in libya serbia iraq some protests explode across the mainstream media with calls for intervention and others are almost totally silent like thailand and bulgaria where there have also been strong
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links of buildings less than a month ago i might be conspiracy theorist but the selective coverage and selective concern for some humans rights and off the rights of others well it smells a bit fishy to me but that's just my opinion. i was thinking somehow i had to come back because mom was waiting for me. i just knew that everything would be funny for some reason as they were so confident because we were going to get married officially after he came back how could he not come back because the mere thought of it never crossed her mind. when the militants decided to try and break through to her new guinea above screaming grenade. go where they explode remove him will run his back you will. lose it all and it was all over all of us. we know that
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our calling rats on our commander won't leave us no matter how tough it gets we're team. your boy is getting it was a senior in his military trio. because he knew that if he didn't smother that grenade with his body more of his comrades would die he gave his own life to save his friends. the. happy friday folks i'm happy martin this is breaking that well liberal whining next
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mayor of new york bill de blasio by name his choice for and y.p. commissioner now based on his campaign promises one would expect a blazin to fill those crucial position with individual vehemently against the racist and narrow minded stop and frisk program but that would be just too logical and hope instead of blasio is gone with bill bratton who served as new york's top cop twenty years ago and most recently is l.a.p.d. chief of police and as it turns out not only was he an innovator of the controversial program back then but he thinks pretty highly of the way this harassing technique is being used today just listen to what he told journalist jeffrey toobin he said if the cops are not doing stop and frisk they are not doing their jobs it is a basic fundamental tool police work and the whole country if you do away with stop and frisk this city will go down the chute as fast as anything you can imagine. wow looks like the blasio picked a real ingenious thinker and sadly that's just the beginning and bratton served as l.a.p.d. chief he approved and supported
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a program that mapped large swathes of muslim communities to identify potential terrorists and claimed it wasn't racial profiling to mention his connections to several companies that sell technology and surveillance care to police forces across the country so let's hope this isn't a case of for me once shame on you for me twice you can't get forward again when it comes to build blasio now let's break this. the. it was a really very hard to tell. you that had sex with her but there are those. that believe.


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