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Sunday, 26 June 2011

Suspected Taliban attack on Pakistani police station

An attack on a police station in Pakistan has left at least twelve people dead. Suspected Taliban militants armed with hand grenades and automatic weapons stormed the building. Its believed ten of those killed were policemen.

Cure for Soviet hangover: Billionaire's plans to improve Russia

RT speaks EXCLUSIVELY to Mikhail Prohorov, businessman and politician. One of Russia's richest men, businessman and now politician Mikhail Prokhorov told RT that although his realism does not allow him to aspire to become president, he might fight for the post of prime minister one day.

Abd Azeez: Jangan kejutkan singa-singa tidur

Kelab Putra 1Malaysia president, Abd Azeez Rahim warns Bersih 2.0 not to continue the planned July 9th rally .

The gamification of al-Qaeda

Jane McGonigal on the gamification of al-Qaeda and a look at "Between the Bars", a blogging platform for prisoners in the US.

'It will take time, but the world is with us'

It will take time for the Palestinian popular resistance to bear fruit, but the world is with the Palestinians, political activist Hussein Ibish says.

Mystery spam tweets in Syria & crowd-sourcing medical information

Mystery spam tweets in Syria, increasing civic participation online via the Beena Project, and a Hungarian doctor who's crowd-sourcing medical information to help his patients.

Friday, 24 June 2011

Do Smokers Know How Much They Spend on Cigarettes?

If you think your cigarettes are getting even more expensive, you're right. In the past 10 years, 47 states and the District of Columbia have implemented 105 cigarette tax rate increases. (In contrast, Missouri and North Dakota haven't raised cigarette taxes since 1993, while California last hiked them up in 1999.)

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Syria Uprising: Rival protests held in Syria

Tens of thousands of Syrians have taken to the streets in Damascus, supporting President Bashar al-Assad. Similar scenes played out in other major cities.

Berlusconi lives to fight another day

Silvio Berlusconi has vowed to stay in office until the end of his term in 2013 after winning a confidence vote in parliament.It is the embattled prime minister's first big test since two embarrassing defeats at the ballot box.

Israel allows UN to build Gaza homes

Israel says it has given the United Nations permission to build 1,200 new homes in Gaza in a first step in housing Gaza's tens of thousands of displaced families.

UK teenager held in global hacking attacks

British police, investigating a series of computer hacking attacks on international companies and intelligence agencies, have arrested a 19 year-old man in eastern England.

Obama's foreign investment hoax

No one knows the state of economics in the US better than the president. Barack Obama is trying to convince the citizens to keep him in office for a second term despite the high unemployment rate and tough times facing the nation.

Attorney General against war in Libya

While the military mission in Libya continues, many in the US are raising their voices to stop the conflict. One of them - former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark - talks to RT about how the civilian casualties should be put in broader context.

Deadly NATO bombing of Libya

Another deadly NATO bombing in Tripoli has reportedly killed at least 15 civilians. NATO insists it hit a command centre, but Libyan officials say three children are among the dead. It comes just a day after the Alliance admitted killing up to nine civilians in another airstrike, which it blamed on a technical failure.

Michelle Obama seen as role model for South Africans

In her first trip to South Africa, the US first lady met with one of President Jacob Zuma's three wives, as well as apartheid-era civil rights hero Nelson Mandela.

Tracy Morgan Apologizes for Anti-gay Rant

'30 Rock' actor and comedian Tracy Morgan returned to Nashville, Tenn., Tuesday to apologize for anti-gay comments during a recent comedy show. (June 21)

Show&Tell: Libyian War, Hostile!

Check out some of our responses when we asked you if Libya is a war that US forces haven't been devoted to? Now we want to know, we showed you a CNN poll earlier in the show where more respondents reflected libertarian viewpoints than in previous years. So is Libertarianism going mainstream in America? Respond to us on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.

Friday, 17 June 2011

Don't hush up radioactive contamination, Govt told

Opposition parliamentarians lashed out at the government today for not being forthcoming with information regarding a radiation leak in a pharmaceutical company in Subang, Selangor.

Guan Eng-Tsu Koon spat continues

The spat between Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and his predecessor Koh Tsu Koon continues, with Lim throwing a challenge to Koh to 'take action' if he (Lim) had lied.

Responding to the minister in Prime Minister's Department for calling him a liar for questioning Koh's statement that a RM4 billion research centre would be opened in Penang, Lim showed a stack of mainstream media news clippings announcing the centre.

US: Defense Secretary Gates Delivers Final News Conference

Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who is set to retire at the end of June, and Adm. Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, answered questions about the war in Afghanistan, strained relations with Pakistan, and upheaval in Libya, Syria and Yemen

Anthony Weiner's sex scandal US politician resigns

Shamed US Congressman Anthony Weiner has resigned after admitting he sent lewd internet messages.

NYC bike video goes viral

Casey Neistat was ticketed for riding outside of a designated New York City bike lane, and put the video of him being fined online. He combined the clip with a short movie explaining why it's sometimes impossible for cyclists to use the bike paths. The video hit more than 3 million views over a week. RT's Lauren Lyster talks to Casey Neistat

New York: Protest budget cuts's camping outside City Hall

Dozens of people have been camping outside City Hall in New York to protest budget cuts that could lead to thousands of jobs lost. Meanwhile, the mainstream media is busy covering sex scandals and murder trials, and ignoring the voice if the people. RT's Anastasia Churkina investigates why this is the case.

Nearly 150 Hurt in Vancouver Riot Following Loss

Almost 150 people required hospital treatment and nearly 100 were arrested after rioters swept through downtown Vancouver following a Canucks loss to the Boston Bruins. The violence left cars burned, stores in shambles and windows shattered. (June 16)

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Davey D: Oscar Grant killer released

Johannes Mehserle, the officer that was convicted of shooting and killing unarmed Oscar Grant, is now a free man. Yesterday, hundreds of demonstrators marched in Oakland and today dozens massed in front of the Los Angeles criminal court building. Hip Hop Journalist Davey D discusses.

US releases full Pentagon Papers

The US National Archives has released all 7,000 pages of the Pentagon Papers. The release comes exactly 40 years after a US official gave parts of the report to the New York Times.

Hezbollah increases cabinet influence in Lebanon's new...

Lebanon has announced a new government, five months after Hezbollah and its supporters toppled the Western backed coalition of Saad al-Hariri.Prime Minister Najib Mikati has appointed a number of allies of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah to key posts, a move likely to cause concern in the west.

Ash from Chilean volcano continues to disrupt flights

An ash cloud from a Chilean volcano continues to cause travel disruptions in South America, but also as far away as Australia and New Zealand.In parts of Argentina the ash has forced the closure of roads and schools, leaving a grey blanket across a wide area.

BART Shooter on the loose!

Former transit cop goes free after shooting and killing an unarmed man.

40 Years After Leak, Weighing the Impact of the Pentagon Papers

In 1971, parts of a secret Pentagon report began to surface in The New York Times calling the Vietnam War's validity into question. Forty years later, the Pentagon Papers were declassified and released in full Monday. Jeffrey Brown discusses the leak's significance with historian Michael Beschloss and journalist Sanford Ungar.

Rapture Preacher Suffers Stroke, Now in Hospital

The California radio preacher who predicted the world would end last month was recuperating Monday after suffering a mild stroke, his family and colleagues said. (June 13)

Michele Bachmann Enters Presidential Race

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, an outspoken Republican with close ties to the tea party, announced Monday that she is running for president, a candidacy that could further shake up a volatile fight for the GOP nomination. (June 13)

Monday, 13 June 2011

'Saleh, politically wanted'

Yemen's Ali Abdullah Saleh's health is in a "bad" condition as he still remains in a Saudi Arabian hospital one week after he was wounded in a bomb attack.

Life After Loss: Grandmother fights courts for late son's kids

A Russian woman is keeping her late son's legacy alive by using his frozen sperm and surrogate mothers. But she is battling the courts and society's attitude to be recognized as the guardian of her four baby grandchildren.

Moscow stage lures high-profile acts as gigs sell out online

This summer a string of high-profile acts is coming to Moscow, including Sting, Shakira, and former Oasis band members Beady Eye. However, it has not always been like this, as the concert business has often met lots of obstacles in Russia.

Rebels battle Gaddafi forces outside Misrata

Renewed fighting has broken out around the Libyan cities of Misrata and Zawiya between rebels and forces loyal to Colonel Gaddafi.

US: Senate stands behind Israel

With much of the US Senate backing Israel and Prime Minister Netanyahu, are lawmakers more concerned with problems in the Middle East than in the US? Counter Punch Editor Alexander Cockburn says that Congress is "Israeli occupied territory" despite the government's attempts to appear impartial.

Iranian activist dies after hunger strike

Iranian journalist Reza Hoda Saber began refusing food in prison in Tehran after hearing of the death of a fellow activist died during a clash with police at her father's funeral. Now he is dead.

Lesson for EU in election says Turkey's EU Minister

In the wake of the Turkish election results euronews spoke to Turkey's Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Egemen Bagis.

Tyson, Stallone, Chavez Enter Boxing Hall

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, actor Sylvester Stallone and three-division champ Julio Cesar Chavez were among this year's class of inductees into the International Boxing Hall of Fame Sunday. (June 12)

Kenyans and Somalis celebrates al-Qaida mastermind's Death

Kenyans and Somalis on Sunday celebrated the death of an al-Qaida mastermind who planned East Africa's worst terror attack in recent history and had eluded capture for 13 years. (June 12)

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Liow Ting Lai: "Don't eat Korean noodles 'Shin Ramen' for now'

Malaysian Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai says 'Shin Ramen' has been recalled from the market for tests after it was suspected of having excessive amounts of cancer-causing plastic addictives.

PAS-led states should follow Penang's example

Newly-elected PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu's strong ties with the Islamic party's Pakatan Rakyat partner DAP has gained him brickbats from PAS detractors.

Life After Jail: Theater for ex-cons sets stage for return to society

Re-adjusting to a life of freedom after a life behind bars can be difficult, but a group of ex-convicts say they have found the answer - a life on the stage.

Full face transplant for chimpanzee victim

A woman mauled by a chimpanzee has received a full face transplant. **WARNING - GRAPHIC MATERIAL**

Raw Video: Gunfire Erupts in Syrian Capital

New amateur video purports to show security forces opening fire in the Syrian capital of Damascus. The AP cannot independently verify the content, date, location or authenticity of this material. (June 11)

US govt knows Iran has no nukes - it's Iraq syndrome

Washington is ignoring its own intelligence because it is hell-bent on finding nuclear weapons that do not exist, Pulitzer-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh told RT.

Anger over Fukushima spills on streets in Tokyo anti-nuke protests

It's exactly three months since the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, causing widespread destruction and leaving some 15,000 people dead. The nuclear crisis that followed shows no sign of abating as radiation continues to leak, forcing tens of thousands of evacuees into crowded shelters. Our correspondent Sean Thomas is in Tokyo where anger over the situation is spilling onto the streets

Hackers: Heroes or Villains?

Spanish police have arrested three men believed to be involved in carrying out cyber-attacks on governments and companies including Sony and MasterCard. The suspects have been identified as members of the worldwide hacking group Anonymous. This week, online talk show host Lori Harfenist AKA 'The Resident' takes to the streets of New York, to gauge people's attitude to hackers.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Arizona Governor Tours Growing Wildfire Near NM

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer took an aerial tour of a growing wildfire, the Wallow Fire, near the NM border. It's the third largest in state history. Crews are also working to protect communities from a second wildfire in southern Arizona.

Greek unions promise unending protests

With even more austerity measures about to hit them hard Greece's two biggest trades unions from the private and state sectors joined in the streets of Athens today and promised daily protests from now on.

US political parties use war fodder

Obama and the Republicans don't worry about bombs dropping on foreign roundabouts as their interests lie in scavenging points for their political parties, says an analyst.

Pakistani deaths to start a revolution

A revolution is brewing in Pakistan as the government allows the United States to continue to kill more civilians than militants, says an analyst.

Hadi: Saya gembira dengan kabinet pilihan raya ini

Presiden PAS Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang menyifatkan barisan kepimpinan baru termasuk sayap-sayap parti yang dipilih dalam muktamar PAS kali ini adalah kabinet pilihan raya.

Dance party protest at Jefferson Memorial

Adam Kokesh, host of RT's Adam vs the Man, rallies hundreds of protestors at the Jefferson Memorial on Saturday, June 4. People gathered to dance to defy recent legislation which made doing such at the Memorial illegal.

Video of Adam Kokesh dance flash mob at Jefferson Memorial, June 4, 2011

This series explores the question, how green does your business grow. This episode looks at how Starbucks incorporates green initiatives at its environmentally friendly outlet in Setia Alam, and measures taken to make green part of its business model

Green Incorporated: Starbucks

This series explores the question, how green does your business grow. This episode looks at how Starbucks incorporates green initiatives at its environmentally friendly outlet in Setia Alam, and measures taken to make green part of its business model

With 'Erdogan' victories PAS will move forward

Video journalist: Hisyam Salleh

NATO Apaches hit first targets in Libya amid boots on ground fears

NATO helicopters have hit their first targets in Libya. British and French choppers attacked Colonel Gaddafi's forces near the port city of Brega. They were deployed just days after NATO extended it's intervention for another three months. Recent weeks have seen intensified allied air strikes on the Libyan army.

Russell Crowe gives students an acting lesson

Actor Russell Crowe has surprised drama students at Durham University by giving them an acting masterclass

Campaigning ends ahead of Portuguese election

With the result in Sunday's general election too close to call Portugal's outgoing Prime Minister Jose Socrates knows the opposition is favourite to win, but after six years in power he shows no signs of giving up hope.

Yemen: Opposition increases pressure

Opposition rally in Sanaa as Friday marks another escalation in the uprising to end Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh's three-decade long rule of the impoverished state which started in January....

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Chinese Wedding at fairytale German castle

Love and fun as dozens of Chinese couples get married at a fairytale German castle.

34 Protesters killed by Syrian forces in Hama Protests

Syrian security forces have shot dead at least 34 protesters in Hama, an activist has said.

Tour around Kate Middleton's childhood home

Estate agent Dudley Singleton takes you on a tour around the Middletons' former home in Berkshire on the day it goes up for auction. .

Serbia after Mladic arrest

In the space of a week, Serbian President (since 2004) Boris Tadic announced the arrest of Europe's most wanted war crimes indictee, former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic; he oversaw the extradition to The Hague; and Tadic explained to his fellow Serbians his decision to do that, as a majority of Serbs consider Mladic a hero.

PJS1 longhouses demolished.. disabled man homeless

Barely a day after negotiating with the Selangor state government, developer Peter's Brickworks Sdn Bhd today burst into PJS1 and demolished two longhouses that were occupied by three families.

Space Odyssey: Mars 500 crew 'on way to Earth from Red Planet'

Today marks a year since 6 volunteers set off on a simulated mission to Mars - and it's been tough going. RT's Peter Oliver has more on the challenges they've faced along the way....

Gaddafi's Stolen Billions: Max Keiser Explains 'Financial Terrorism'

International bankers have reportedly wasted billions of dollars invested by Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi. The Financial Times says giants like Goldman Sachs were dealing with the dictator's investments when it needed to plug a hole during the economic crisis. Most of the money has been lost, but with what's going on in Libya any repayment seems unlikely.

Yemeni president 'injured' after palace shelled

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been 'slightly injured' say officials after his palace was reportedly shelled.

Mladic Calls Genocide Charges 'Obnoxious'

Ratko Mladic, frail but defiant after 16 years on the run, made his first appearance before U.N. judges and his victims, dismissing a long list of charges of genocide, mass murder charges. (June 3)

Thursday, 2 June 2011

MCA firm on 'no govt post' decision

MCA's central committee has unanimously agreed that party leaders should not be part of government if MCA does not perform well during the next general election.

Malaysia: Youth development of ice hockey

The recent Dexion Ice Hockey League finals saw many promising young players. Malaysia Ice Hockey Federation (MIHF) assistant secretary Elaine Chee shares about how the development of ice hockey is good for Malaysian youths.

Americans the new Soviets in Afghanistan?

President Obama is expected to start withdrawing troops from Afghanistan as early as next month. Ten years after America began occupancy though, has the country accomplished anything since the September 11 attacks?

Deadly Springfield MA tornado aftermath

Tornadoes roared through the US state of Massachusetts on Wednesday, causing widespread damage in about two dozen communities, ripping off roofs, uprooting trees, scattering debris and leaving at least four dead throughout the state. The twisters sheared off the tops of roofs on Main Street in Springfield, a city of more than 150,000 about 90 miles west of Boston. The streets were covered in debris and police cordons had been put up preventing people from getting near damaged buildings

No spring for Moldova

Economic distress and frozen conflict on the borders of the European Union. After 20 years, Moldova, the poorest country in Europe, still seems unable to come to terms with transition. What does the future hold?...

Stop violating UN resolution or lose Moscow's trust! - Lavrov to NATO

The way the UN resolution is being implemented in Libya undermines international law. That was the warning from Russia's foreign minister who has called on NATO to adhere to the resolution - or lose Moscow's trust.

Syrian activists protest in Turkey

Syrian opposition activists raise the flag of independence in the Turkish city of Antalya in this video clip taken by Al Jazeera's Mohammed Vall.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

41 people killed in fierce Yemen battles

Renewed clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters in Yemen, have left 41 people dead overnight in the capital. Tribal fighters have taken over several government buildings in Sanaa, including the headquarters of the ruling party. At least 320 people have been killed, since protests against the president started three months ago.

Mladic due in war crimes court on Friday

Anticipating a summer power crunch as the country's nuclear crisis drags on, the Japanese government wants businessmen to shed their staid suits for cooler clothes. (June 1)

Japan Wants Salarymen to Shed Suits, Save Energy

Anticipating a summer power crunch as the country's nuclear crisis drags on, the Japanese government wants businessmen to shed their staid suits for cooler clothes. (June 1)

FA defeated over Fifa election

Fifa President Sepp Blatter is all but certain to be given another four years in power as the FA lose a vote to stall the election.

Thousands rally in Bosnia in support of Ratko Mladic

Thousands gathered in Banja Luka on Tuesday for a massive support rally for Ratko Mladic, the Bosnian Serb military leader arrested over genocide and war crimes charges committed during Bosnia's 1992-95 war....

US leaving big mess in Pakistan?

Relations between Washington and Islamabad have become tense after a US operation in Abbottabad in which al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was allegedly killed.

'Gaddafi to recruit during ceasefire'

While forces loyal to Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi are dwindling amid recent defections and desertions, the ruler uses the pretext of a temporary ceasefire to recruit more personnel.

Washington: 'Bigfoot' caught on video?

A video showing a mysterious creature in Washington is believed to be Bigfoot.

'All Serbia on trial in 'bad guy' Mladic kangaroo court'

A plane carrying former Bosnian-Serb General Ratko Mladic has landed in The Netherlands. He's on his way to The Hague, to face the International War Crimes Tribunal. Mladic lost an appeal against his extradition from Serbia, and will now be put on trial for allegedly ordering the massacre of Muslims in 1995. Journalist and Balkans historian Nebojsa Malic doubts he'll get a fair trial in the Hague...

World First BMX Triple Backflip - Jed Mildon

New Zealand BMXer Jed Mildon has created action-sports history today by landing the world's first Triple Backflip at the Unit T3 Mindtricks BMX Jam in Taupo, New Zealand.

Mildon, 24, stomped the three rotations perfectly during the free-to-the-public BMX show in his home-town.