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Russia: Putin visits Russia's biggest Buddhist temple
 
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1. M/S Putin posing with monks for a photo 2. M/S Putin and lama Damba Ayusheyev walking 3. W/S Putin and lama Damba Ayusheyev entering the temple 4. W/S Putin and lama Damba Ayusheyev walking around the temple 5. W/S Putin and lama Damba Ayusheyev walking around the temple 6. M/S Lama Damba Ayusheyev showing Putin around 7. M/S Lama Damba Ayusheyev showing Putin around 8. M/S Lama Damba Ayusheyev showing Putin around 9. M/S Monks drinking tea 10. W/S Line of monks SCRIPT: Russian president Vladimir Putin promised support for Russian Buddhists after visiting Ulan Ude, the capital of Russia's Buryatia Republic on Thursday. The first stop of his visit was to the largest Buddhist Sangha in Russia, Ivolgonsky Datsan. There he met the head of the Buddhist temple, lama Damba Ayusheyev, and other monks. Russia is home to one of the biggest Buddhist communities in the world. In Russia Buddhism enjoys the status of a state religion. Putin's visit to Ulan-Ude is the first part of his tour around the Siberian Federal District. During his visit, Russian President will chair the Russian State Council meeting, where timber industry issues will be discussed.
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Ukraine: 90's flashback as 'Gopniks' dance through Kiev
 
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1. W/S Gopniks dancing aggressively to music 2. C/U Feet of Gopniks dancing 3. M/S Gopniks marching 4. W/S Gopniks squatting in a circle around a stereo 5. M/S Gopniks dancing inside a circle of squatting Gopniks 6. C/U Gopniks adjusting the stereo 7. M/S Gathered Gopniks dancing to music popular in the 1990s 8. SOT, Gopnik (In Russian): "Gopnik is a sub-culture from the 90's." 9. C/U Gopnik with bandaid on nose 10. SOT, Gopnik (In Russian): "They dress in a particular way, eat sunflower seeds in a particular way, and walk aggressively through the area." 11. C/U Gopnik spitting sunflower seeds and eating some more 12. M/S Squatting gopnik playing the guitar 13. C/U Gopnik playing the guitar 14. M/S Gopniks dancing to music SCRIPT Ukraine: 90's flashback as 'Gopniks' dance through Kiev A group of boys and girls swaggered and danced down Kiev's main street Khreshchatyk on Sunday, paying homage to a 90's subculture. The Gopnik subculture developed in Russia and many other newly independent states during the chaotic decade following the break-up of the Soviet Union. There are many theories about the origin of the Gopnik culture but no hard evidence exists as to its' beginnings. The participants at the parade adhered strictly to the Gopnik "dress code" with people sporting caps, dress shoes, man's handbag and athletic track suits from Adidas, Puma, or Nike. Some participants squatted in a circle while de-husking sunflower seeds, a trademark of the Gopnik sub-culture. Those who could play guitar strummed along to Russian songs while other Gopniks danced and sang to 90's music. The sub-culture is often associated with aggressive behaviour, smoking, crime and alcohol abuse. Gopniks have also been compared to the other sub-culture group known as Chavs, Spides, and Neds from the United Kingdom.
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UK: Man dancing in downtown London arrested
 
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1. M/S Protester being arrested by policewoman, (UPSOUND) saying: "What have I done wrong? I haven't done anything fucking wrong. No, seriously" 2. C/U Protester being led away from the scene by authorities (UPSOUND) Man protests against arrest 3. M/S Friend of arrested man says (UPSOUND) "Don't push me" 4. W/S Protester being led away while press snap photos 5. M/S Man being loaded into a police van while friend chants "We all live, we all live, we all live in a Thatcher state!" 6. M/S Press snapping photos behind barricade 7. M/S Friend of arrested man waving rainbow flag and chanting "We all live in a Thatcher state!" 8. M/S Friend of arrested protester draping rainbow flag over police van and chanting "Thatcher state, Thatcher state." 9. M/S Friend of arrested man blocks police van and finally being lifted up by bystanders SCRIPT UK: Man dancing in downtown London arrested Metropolitan police arrested a 40-year-old man who had been dancing under the Nelson's Column monument in London on the afternoon of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral. The man refused requests by security officers to come down from the Trafalgar Square monument. After a heated exchange, the man was arrested for public disorder and taken to a police van. A friend of the arrested man chanted, "Thatcher state, Thatcher state... we all live in a Thatcher state" and waved a rainbow flag. According to the Metropolitan Police, the man remains in custody.
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Russia: The Krasukha-4 anti-radar production system just got upgraded
 
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W/S Vehicles with Krasukha-4 M/S Krasukha-4 antenna W/S Krasukha-4 mobile electronic warfare unit M/S Worker W/S Worker M/S Worker C/U Computer W/S Antenna M/S New stamping line C/U Stamping line C/U Computer M/S Workers C/U Electric circuits W/S Machine rotating M/S Machine rotating W/S Krasukha-4 mobile electronic warfare units M/S Antennas C/U Antenna dish rotating SCRIPT Russia: The Krasukha-4 anti-radar production system just got upgraded Workers of Bryansky electromechanical plant are trying the new stamping line for the top-notch anti-radar system Krasukha-4 , Tuesday. Krasukha-4 is designed to guard against aircraft-based electronic surveillance - including those carried out by drones. The Krasukha-4 mobile electronic warfare units produce high energy signals that can break up enemy radar and make them invisible to electronic sensors. Manufactured by the Rostec conglomerate, the vehicles are capable of protecting an area of several hundred kilometres by interfering with the frequencies of radar and other radio-emitting sources. Work on the systems began in 2009, with tests beginning in 2010.
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Italy: Far-right pay respects at the tomb of Mussolini
 
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M/S Mussolini souvenirs C/U Mussolini souvenirs M/S Woman and man saluting to Mussolini memorial M/S Memorial M/S Mussolini symbol C/U Mussolini family name W/S Church in Preddapio W/S Cemetery W/S Mussolini souvenir store W/S People walking towards camera from cemetery M/S Preddapio sign SCRIPT Italy: Far-right pay respects at the tomb of Mussolini Members of the far-right travelled to former Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini's tomb in Italy on Sunday. Those who travelled to the tomb laid wreaths, wrote messages, and paid their respects for the former leader, celebrating his date of birth. Many of the attendees also took pictures and performed the Roman salute while others took the opportunity to purchase Mussolini themed souvenirs. Mussolini ruled Italy as II Duce (the leader) from 1930 to 1943. He was an extremely influential figure in 20th century fascism and an ally of Nazi Germany during the World War II. Despite this, his legacy continues to influence a number of groups in Italy. Every year, far-right groups hold ceremonies and parades to pay their respects. In opposition to the left and liberal movements, who have sought to move away from Italy's fascist past, they seek to keep the tradition of Italian fascism alive.
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Russia: Putin launches Russian bid for Expo 2020
 
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1. SOT Vladimir Putin, Russian President: "Ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to greet members and guests of the General Assembly of the International Exhibitions Bureau. Russia has a long and rich experience of participation in the World Expo movement. We took part in the very first universal exhibition in London in 1851. And at the Paris exhibition in 1900 our pavilion won the coveted Gold Medal and Grand Prix. But in all this time, Russia has not hosted the World Expo, not once. Surely, time has come to change this. So, we proudly submit our bid to host World Expo 2020 in Yekaterinburg - a dynamic and promising city. Our bid's organising committee has the full backing of the Russian government. We guarantee: it will be a priority national project. We are going to build a massive state-of-the-art complex with the capacity to host 30 million visitors over the course of the event. We plan to allocate all the necessary funding for its construction. I am confident: we shall welcome guests from 150 nations of the world with pride and dignity. Now, once again I would like to make this very clear: Russia guarantees to fulfil the complete range of requirements set by the International Exhibitions Bureau. In particular, we are preparing a special programme of support for developing countries. This will enable around ninety countries to freely participate in the Expo, completely free of charge. I can assure you that our grand-scale plans for 2020 will be delivered if Yekaterinburg is given the honour to host World Expo 2020. Thank you for your attention, and I hope for your support." SCRIPT Russia: Putin launches Russian bid for Expo 2020 Russian president Vladimir Putin made a rare speech to press in English on Wednesday as he launched Ekaterinburg's bid to host Expo 2020 at the International Exhibitions Bureau's (BIE) 153rd General Assembly. "Ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to greet members and guests of the General Assembly of the International Exhibitions Bureau," said Mr. Putin. "Russia has a long and rich experience of participation in the World Expo movement. We took part in the very first universal exhibition in London in 1851. And at the Paris exhibition in 1900 our pavilion won the coveted Gold Medal and Grand Prix. But in all this time, Russia has not hosted the World Expo, not once. Surely, time has come to change this." "So, we proudly submit our bid to host World Expo 2020 in Yekaterinburg - a dynamic and promising city. Our bid's organising committee has the full backing of the Russian government. We guarantee: it will be a priority national project. We are going to build a massive state-of-the-art complex with the capacity to host 30 million visitors over the course of the event. We plan to allocate all the necessary funding for its construction." "I am confident: we shall welcome guests from 150 nations of the world with pride and dignity. Now, once again I would like to make this very clear: Russia guarantees to fulfil the complete range of requirements set by the International Exhibitions Bureau. In particular, we are preparing a special programme of support for developing countries. This will enable around ninety countries to freely participate in the Expo, completely free of charge." "I can assure you that our grand-scale plans for 2020 will be delivered if Yekaterinburg is given the honour to host World Expo 2020. Thank you for your attention, and I hope for your support." Among other cities competing for the chance to host the exhibition are Dubai, Sao Paulo, Izmir and Ayutthaya in Thailand. First held in London's Crystal Palace exhibition ground in 1851, the global fair is intended to show off the best of a country's science and engineering accomplishments, while giving an insight into the host culture. International partners will also be invited to attend with display's of their nation's achievements. The Expo 2020 host city is due to be chosen by vote by the BIE assembly in Paris in November.
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Spain: Madrid cops come out swinging at feminist protest
 
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W/S Police beating protesters M/S Police beating protesters M/S Policemen walking away from protesters W/S Protesters shouting "Shame, shame" W/S Protesters W/S Protesters marching M/S Woman holding sign saying "I choose" SCRIPT Spain: Madrid cops come out swinging at feminist protest Police and demonstrators clashed during a feminist protest in Madrid on Monday. Hundreds of protesters demonstrated for women's rights in the Spanish capital, protesting against proposals to exclude lesbians and single women from access to publicly funded artificial insemination programmes. What started as a peaceful gathering in central Madrid descended into violence as night fell. Police grappled with protesters, using truncheons against several individuals as tensions mounted. A number of arrests have been reported. Hundreds of people had gathered outside the headquarters of the Ministry of Health earlier on Monday to protest against a proposal by Health Minister Ana Mato that would prevent lesbians and single women from receiving assisted reproduction under the public health care system.
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Germany: Resuscitating Berlin's forgotten past of female wrestlers
 
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1. M/S Anna-Konda wrestles a female opponent 2. SOT, Anna-Konda, Female Wrestling Master (in German): "The fight is pretty fun, you don't know what is going to happen and how it is going to end. You weigh perhaps 20 kilos more but that doesn't mean you will be victorious." 3. M/S Anna-Konda stretches 4. W/S Anna-Konda's opponent warms up 5. M/S Anna-Konda's opponent warms up 6. SOT, Anna-Konda, Female Wrestling Master (in German): "We don't have violence here. Certainly everyone loves a little bit ... when fighting, one is focused in the moment and one wants to somehow dominate the other one." 7. M/S Anna-Konda wrestles a female opponent 8. SOT, Anna-Konda, Female Wrestling Master (in German): "Having an ideal image is an important concern of mine. It really happens that the woman somehow says or thinks that she has to offer a certain image to a man. But maybe that is not what the man wants at all, he wants someone strong." 9. M/S Anna-Konda wrestles a female opponent 10. SOT, Anna-Konda, Female Wrestling Master (in German): "It makes you fit and really healthy. You can carry things alone. You are not a poor victim." 11. W/S Anna-Konda breaks a watermelon 12. M/S Anna-Konda breaks a watermelon SCRIPT Germany: Resuscitating Berlin's forgotten past of female wrestlers Female wrestling master 'Anna-Konda' opened the first and only private female fight club in Berlin in 2010 after deciding to revive the traditional sport which had been very popular in Berlin's Golden Twenties. The purpose of the club is not only to have fun and engage in athletic activity according to Anna-Konda, but also to dispel the patronising cliché of weak women versus virile men. "It makes you fit and really healthy. You can carry things alone. You are not a poor victim," says Anna-Konda. Historically, female versus male wrestling was a huge attraction that fascinated hundreds of people in bars or street festivals that often saw men compete against women and lose. In modern times, female wrestlers prefer to spare the men public defeats and fight privately, however they fight without referees, relying on an honour system to determine wins, losses and ensure safety. The wrestlers say that they focus not on the sexual or violent aspects of fighting, but rather on personal capability and the unpredictability of the outcome inherent in every fight. Anna-Konda says, "The fight is pretty fun, you don't know what is going to happen and how it is going to end. You weigh perhaps 20 kilos more but that doesn't mean you will be victorious." Anna-Konda, coming from a background of heavy weight-lifting, competes against the few female wrestlers and men interested in fights on a non-commercial basis. Everyone is allowed to fight, regardless of size or background skills. "We don't have violence here. Certainly everyone loves a little bit ... when fighting one is focused in the moment and one wants to somehow dominate the other one," she says.
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USA: 76-year-old pumping iron - 'Age is just a number'
 
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1. M/S Ernestine Shepherd doing weights 2. C/U Shepherd 3. SOT, Ernestine Shepherd, body builder: "Well it was time for me to get on the stage. I was so nervous and shy but, but after I heard that music playing, I forgot about being nervous and shy. I put my hands on my hips and I strutted out and I did my thing." 4. M/S Shepherd doing pull-ups 5. C/U Shepherd doing pull-ups 6. C/U Eyes 7. SOT, Ernestine Shepherd, body builder: "I saw everybody in these suits, but I had never had on one as skimpy as that in my life." 8. C/U Hands 9. M/S Weights 10. C/U Trophy 11. SOT, Ernestine Shepherd, body builder: "I also model. I have really a full life, it really just isn't doing this. I put everything in together." 12. C/U Earrings 13. C/U Medal SCRIPT USA: 76-year-old pumping iron - 'Age is just a number' Running 130 kilometres a week, doing regular bench presses with 70 kilogram weights and eating 1,700 calories a day, the world's oldest bodybuilder in 2010 and 2011, will be 77 on June 16. With a sculpted body and chiselled limbs, Ernestine Shepherd says age is nothing but a number. "I saw everybody in these suits, but I had never had on one as skimpy as that in my life", Shepherd says about the beginning of her successful career. "Well it was time for me to get on the stage. I was so nervous and shy but, after I heard that music playing, I forgot about being nervous and shy. I put my hands on my hips and I strutted out and I did my thing." "I also model", says Shephard, "I have really a full life, it really isn't just doing this. I put everything in together." The youthful Guinness World Records holder of 2010 and 2011, had a career as model before she was a body builder. Shepherd began her pursuit in training her body aged 56 along with her sister, who later died from a brain aneurysm. Shepherd continued with the body-building as homage to her sibling.
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Iraq: April the deadliest month in almost five years
 
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1. W/S biker 2. M/S biker 3. M/S biker 4. W/S biker 5. SOT, Mustafa "six", Iraqi biker: "The biggest problem is financial support. Today everyone is constantly trying to find work but in Baghdad there very few jobs. I myself am unemployed" 6. W/S man and women on a bike 7. W/S women entering the building 8. W/S women walking up the stairs 9. W/S mother with her daughters cleaning the flat 10. SOT, Sabah Hassan Hussein, former journalist and prison detainee: "In this country, money can buy you a degree, it can buy you a high position, and it can buy your freedom. And if you get accused of something in Iraq, you could be executed just because you can't afford to pay to save your life" 11. M/S women and her daughter enters the room 12. M/S woman cleaning tv 13. M/S woman cleaning tv 14. W/S boys running 15. W/S boys playing football 16. W/S boys playing football 17. SOT, Ali, young footballer: "I want the security situation to become peaceful, so Iraq can be like other countries. Elsewhere maybe one or two people are killed each day, but here many people are killed every day, by explosions, and even beheadings. So I want Iraq to become safe like other countries" 18. W/S sky 19. M/S sky SCRIPT Iraq: April the deadliest month in almost five years As the security situation worsens in Iraq people have little hope for the future. Three Iraqi people speak about their concerns regarding money, employment and their security as they live through the country's deadliest month. Over 700 people have died in Iraq during the month of April. On April 23 alone, over 50 were killed and around 110 injured while security forces stormed a sit-in, in the town of Hawija. The United Nations says more people died violently in Iraq in April than in any other month in nearly five years. Most of the deaths came in late April after deadly clashes took place between security forces and Sunni protesters in Kirkuk province. The incident sparked a wave of violence that quickly spread beyond the province and into other areas. As tensions continue nationwide, young footballer, Ali, explains his hopes for the future of Iraq: "I want the security situation to become peaceful, so Iraq can be like other countries. Elsewhere maybe one or two people are killed each day, but here many people are killed every day, by explosions, and even beheadings. So I want Iraq to become safe like other countries" While some are concerned about their safety others are focused on job security, one Iraqi biker said: "The biggest problem is financial support. Today everyone is constantly trying to find work but in Baghdad there very few jobs. I myself am unemployed" As Iraqis continue to deal with wide spread corruption and political unrest former journalist, Sabah Hassan Hussein, speaks about her concerns with the current government. "In this country, money can buy you a degree, it can buy you a high position, and it can buy your freedom. And if you get accused of something in Iraq, you could be executed just because you can't afford to pay to save your life"
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Russia: A bucket a day keeps the doctor away in Siberia
 
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1. W/S Children leaving the school's building 2. W/S Children gather around buckets of water 3. M/S Children splash themselves with water 4. C/U Woman pouring water into buckets 5. M/S Children splash themselves with water 6. M/S Children rush back into school 7. M/S Children sitting inside the sauna 8. M/S Children relaxing after sauna, drinking tea 9. C/U Children wearing their winter clothes SCRIPT Russia: A bucket a day keeps the doctor away in Siberia Siberian children in the town of Krasnoyarsk in northern Russia have a unique way to stay healthy and active in the winter—pouring buckets of ice cold water over themselves. For the last 15 years, Margarita Filimonova has been putting this programme into practice so the children at kindergarten no. 317 learn to spend some time outdoors, even when the temperatures are below zero. Children gather in the garden and splash themselves with buckets of ice cold water, only to run into the hot sauna to relax and warm up. After the ritual is finished, they put dry clothes on and drink herbal tea. This all takes place at 7:30 AM, right before breakfast, as the cold improves the children's appetite. Thanks to this winter training, the teachers claim that children are immune to flu viruses and winter colds. Temperatures are so extreme in Siberia that youngsters are only allowed to go outdoors in the worst weather after three years of training and medical tests.
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Russia: Female paratroop officers graduate with the boys
 
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M/S Female soldiers C/U Badges pinned to uniform W/S Female soldiers standing to attention W/S Soldiers marching W/S Female soldiers marching W/S Female soldier salutes W/S Female soldiers kneeling W/S Male soldiers standing W/S Male soldiers marching C/U Young boy in military fatigues W/S Soldiers climbing through window in training exercises W/S Soldiers scaling building W/S Soldiers leaping off truck W/S Soldiers doing martial arts W/S Soldiers fighting W/S Soldier smashing bricks SCRIPT Russia: Female paratroop officers graduate with the boys Female officers dressed in smart blue military uniforms marched alongside their male counterparts in a graduation ceremony at the Ryazan High Airborne Academy on Sunday. After the marching parade, troops scaled buildings and rolled off moving trucks in a display of their military prowess. Ryazan High Airborne Academy is currently the only centre in Russia which prepares female officers for ground and airborne operations. The first female officers graduated from the legendary military academy five years ago. Female soldiers' day-to-day military life is not much different to that of their male counterparts living in the barracks. Both sexes are taught to manage conflict situations, jump from airplanes with parachutes and survive in hostile environments. The females also took part in different field exercises, where they learned to encircle and destroy the enemy. The Ryazan Airborne School is a popular destination for non-Russian nationals training to be paratroopers, drawing many foreign cadets each year.
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Russia: Night Wolves howl through Moscow
 
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1. M/S Rider on massive three wheeler motorcycle with Harley Davidson flag 2. W/S Police and state vehicles leading the Night Wolves procession 3. M/S Wheels of Night Wolves motorcyclists 4. W/S Night Wolves riding through Moscow 5. M/S Back of three wheeler with exhaust showing 6. M/S Night Wolves parked in front of Moscow State University and looking on at moto skills display 7. M/S Night Wolf does wheelie on motorcycle and spreads legs 8. M/S Crowd looking on at moto skills display 9. M/S Dirt bike rider doing wheelie 10. W/S Onlookers and photographers 11. M/S Wheelie on ATV followed by wheelie on motorcycle 12. M/S Night Wolves at gathering 13. M/S Three ATVs doing wheelies 14. M/S Motorcyclist doing a wheelie around an ATVer 15. C/U Night Wolf speaking 16. M/S Night Wolves hanging out 17. M/S Night Wolves begin departing MSU 18. M/S Night Wolves take to the streets once more 19. M/S Night Wolves riding with state vehicles following close behind 20. W/S Night Wolves riding 21. W/S Several Night Wolves wait while thousands of bikers ride away SCRIPT Russia: Night Wolves howl through Moscow Thousands of bikers from the Night Wolves Motorcycle Club roared through the streets in front of Moscow State University to celebrate the first day of Russia's motorcycle season on Saturday. A contingent of police and official state vehicles rode alongside the procession of bikers. As the rubber tyres hit the road, onlookers numbering in the thousands gawked at the extreme moto skills on display by member's of Russia's largest motorcycle club. Bikers performed wheelies on racing motorcycles and on ATVs in front of spectators. Several customised bikes also joined in the procession, including a massive three wheeler with a Harley Davidson flag. Although members of the Night Wolves have been involved in some altercations, such as a shootout with rival gang Three Roads in November of 2012 that left one Night Wolf dead. The group is held in high esteem with Russian President Vladimir Putin who has attended at least three public Night Wolves events. At a Night Wolves gathering in 2011 in the city of Novorossiysk, Putin arrived on a three-wheeled Harley and praised the attendees for their patriotism. The club began to secretly meet during the last decade of the USSR and formed an emblem and name officially in 1989. Since then, the group has grown to include thousands of members across Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Macedonia, Serbia, Latvia, and Germany. The leader of the Night Wolves, Alexander Zaldostanov, called the 'Surgeon' among bikers, was presented with a Russian Medal of Honour by Putin in March of 2013.
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USA: L'Wren Scott funeral held at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
 
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M/S Gates to Hollywood Forever Cemetery C/U Gates to Hollywood Forever Cemetery with security guards M/S Gates to Hollywood Forever Cemetery with security guards M/S Black SUV driving out of cemetery W/S Black SUV driving out of cemetery M/S Gates to Hollywood Forever Cemetery with security guards W/S Press W/S Street W/S LAPD vehicle W/S Gates to Hollywood Forever Cemetery with security guards W/S Entrance to Hollywood Forever Cemetery W/S Vehicle driving out of Hollywood Forever Cemetery W/S Hollywood sign SCRIPT USA: L'Wren Scott funeral held at Hollywood Forever Cemetery The funeral of Mick Jagger's girlfriend and NYC fashion designer L'Wren Scott was held at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles, Tuesday. Reports say there were around 60-70 guest attending the exclusive funeral. L'Wren Scott was found dead at her Chelsea Manhattan apartment in NYC on March 17, after committing suicide by hanging using a scarf. The fashion designer was purportedly on the verge of bankruptcy due to her failing clothing line.
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Brazil: Explosive weapons make a big bang at LAAD trade show
 
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1. M/S of Dynamit Nobel Defence Panzerfaust 3 2. C/U Dynamit Nobel Defence SMAW 3. W/S of Dynamit Nobel Defence RPGs 4. C/U of MKEK Drum Grenade Launcher 40mm 5. W/S of guests at weapons exhibition 6. W/S of wall of Dynamit Nobel Defence RPG's 7. W/S of Dynamit Nobel Defence RPGs 8. W/S of assault rifles 9. M/S of soldier holding a MKEK G3 Rifle 10. W/S of soldier at exhibition 11. W/S of Agusta Westland AW 109 12. M/S of Agusta Westland AW 109 13. C/U of IRIS-T Missile 14. W/S of Brazilian Army Defense Vehicle, BOPE 15. W/S of Brazilian Army AVMT-300 cruise missile SCRIPT Brazil: Explosive weapons make a big bang at LAAD trade show Rio de Janeiro hosted the largest defence industry tradeshow in Latin America on Tuesday, with the opening of the ninth Latin America Aero and Defence (LAAD) exhibition. The exhibition is a biennial event for international companies specialising in technology and services for armed forces, police and special forces, security forces and government agencies. German defence company Dynamit Nobel brought out its full range of anti-tank and fortification assault weaponry, with the Panzerfaust 3 RPG joining the Shoulder-launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW) on the show floor. The SMAW, standard issue for both US and Chinese Marine Corps units, is a modular rocket weapon that can hit a tank-sized target at ranges up to 500 metres (550yd). Turkish arms manufacturer MKEK showed their licenced G3 assault rifle, as well the 40mm drum-fed grenade launcher designed for anti-infantry operations. When more firepower than ground troops can provide is needed, the Brazilian military was on hand to demonstrate its AVMT-300 cruise missile, built by Avibras. Nicknamed the 'Matador', the rocket is designed to be a more economic alternative to the American BGM-109 Tomahawk, operating at ranges up to 300km. For airborne targets, the Diehl BGT Defence-created IRIS-T missile can launch a high-explosive or fragmentation warhead with an operational range of up to 25km. Built to replace the venerable AIM-9 'Sidewinder' missile, the IRIS-T offers improved manoeuvrability and resistance to electronic countermeasures. The four day LAAD event brings together over 700 exhibitions from all parts of the world. The organisers predict the number of visitors to reach 30,000 by the fourth day.
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State of Palestine: Gaza fighters practice for next battle
 
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1. M/S Mujahideen Brigades fighters fire weapons as part of a training exercise 2. W/S a target explodes during a training exercise by Mujahideen Brigades 3. M/S Mujahideen Brigades fighters practice a rescue during a training exercise 4. M/S Mujahideen Brigades fighters shoot guns as part of their training 5. M/S two Mujahideen Brigades fighters carry a large rocket 6. M/S a rocket is lowered into the ground 7. C/U branches are used to hide a rocket's location 8. M/S a rocket is fired during a training exercise by Mujahideen Brigades 9. SOT: Abu Salim - Mujahideen Brigades leader: "Our leadership provided us with sophisticated weapons, so we'll cure the Zionist's arrogance, [over cutaway of mujahid preparing rocket] and enemy ships won't be able to [back to Abu Salim] approach Gazan shores." NOTE: soundbite cuts away to shot of mujahid preparing rocket. 10. M/S Mujahideen Brigades fighters observing a training exercise 11. M/S a rocket is prepared and fired during a Mujahideen Brigades training exercise 12. W/S a rocket is fired during a training exercise by Mujahideen Brigades 13. SOT: Abu Omar - Mujahideen Brigades spokesperson: "We'll punish the enemy at an appropriate time and location. Israel will see our response but won't hear it. We'll respond in actions ... not words." 14. M/S a nested machine gunner opens fire during a training exercise by Mujahideen Brigades 15. C/U a machine gun firing 16. C/U a man walks with a rocket 17. C/U a man loads a rocket 18. M/S a man prepares a rocket 19. C/U wiring for a rocket is prepared 20. C/U Mujahideen Brigades fighters walk in an open area SCRIPT State of Palestine: Gaza fighters prepare for battle Hamas-affiliated Mujahideen Brigades in the Gaza Strip have in the last week conducted training sessions in anticipation of armed conflict with Israel. "We are already familiar with the Zionist enemy's actions, and not a month passes without escalation of the conflict," says Mujahideen Brigades spokesman Abu Omar. "Israel will see the surprises Mujahideen Brigades prepared for it. It will feel the activities and preparations of our military units, which will give aimed results, God willing." Omar adds. Abu Salim, a Mujahideen Brigades leader says: "Our leadership provided us with sophisticated weapons, so we'll cure the Zionists' arrogance, and enemy ships won't be able to approach Gazan shores." Although numerous brigades known for their black hoods and green headbands claim affiliation with Hamas, many operate independently. Battles between Israel and Hamas-affiliated groups have intensified since a large Palestinian uprising, known as the Second Intifada, began in 2000 at Jerusalem's Temple Mount, an area sacred to both Jews and Muslims. At least 6,633 Palestinians and 1,097 Israelis were killed in fighting between September 2000 and October 2012.
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Russia: Immigrants need to observe our laws and respect our culture - Putin
 
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1. M/S Russian President Vladimir Putin 2. SOT, Vladimir Putin, Russian President (in Russian): "If we speak about immigrants, that is citizens of other countries, in Russia most migrants, most immigrants, come from former Soviet Republics, from other parts of the former Soviet Union. This new generation might not be speaking Russian well but some do. We still do share some kind of a common mentality, some kind of a common background, some common historic memory, or maybe some common ancestors or relatives. That makes it much easier for these people to integrate to a new society." 3. M/S Putin 4. SOT, Vladimir Putin, Russian President (in Russian): "Even in Russia you still need to educate those people who want to come and live in Russia. You have to contribute effort, very seriously. Although were trying, it is not working as well at the moment. You have to set up Russian language schools and Russian history schools, in those countries that are the source of migrants for Russia, to make it easier for either of us to understand each other. And of course we need to educate our aspiring new citizens in a sense of responsibility for becoming residents of Russia. They need to realise they have to observe our laws, they have to respect our culture, our history." 5. W/S Putin SCRIPT Russia: Immigrants need to observe our laws and respect our culture - Putin At a visit to RT on Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed his views on immigration: "If we speak about immigrants, that is citizens of other countries, in Russia most migrants, most immigrants, come from former Soviet Republics, from other parts of the former Soviet Union. This new generation might not be speaking Russian well but some do. We still do share some kind of a common mentality, some kind of a common background, some common historic memory, or maybe some common ancestors or relatives. That makes it much easier for these people to integrate to a new society." Putin went on to say, "Even in Russia you still need to educate those people who want to come and live in Russia. You have to contribute effort, very seriously. Although were trying, it is not working as well at the moment. You have to set up Russian language schools and Russian history schools, in those countries that are the source of migrants for Russia, to make it easier for either of us to understand each other. And of course we need to educate our aspiring new citizens in a sense of responsibility for becoming residents of Russia. They need to realise they have to observe our laws, they have to respect our culture, our history." Russian President Vladimir Putin visited a new television studio complex at 'Russia Today' on Tuesday. With its first channel launched in December 2005, the RT network now consists of three global news channels broadcasting in English, Spanish and Arabic.
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Russia: Lowrider is a real goer for young Russians
 
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W/S Lowrider driving down road C/U Window decals on red lowrider M/S Red lowrider M/S Gray lowrider driving down street M/S Front left wheel of white lowrider W/S A young man and woman next to blue lowrider M/S Newer model black lowriders C/U Front spoiler of lowrider C/U A dark gray-coloured lowrider M/S A young woman sits in the passenger seat of a yellow lowrider C/U Rear window decals on lowrider C/U Hubcap on blue lowrider M/S Car going over speedbump C/U Vehicle passing over speedbump M/S A burnt orange-coloured lowrider C/U Front of burnt orange-coloured lowrider SCRIPT Russia: Lowrider is a real goer for young Russians Lowrider enthusiasts gathered Thursday in Russia's capital near the main building of Moscow State University as part of a weekly event showcasing a culture that's becoming increasingly popular. Young people come together to showcase not just the beauty of their customised classic cars but also show-off their individual performance features. Lowrider's are customised cars with a lowered suspension system that traces its roots to a 1930s subculture of mostly young men from southern California. The heavily customised vehicles often feature hydraulic suspensions that allow the driver to alter the ride height at will.
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Syria: Syria mourns death of Sheikh al-Buti after suicide bombing
 
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1. W/S of crowd waiting outside the mosque, man crying 2. W/S of car with the body passing by 3. M/S of car arriving 4. M/S of the coffin in the car 5. W/S of the car with door open, people peering in 6. M/S of crowd clearing in the way, crying and 7. C/U of Clerics praying on the ground 8. M/S of the coffin being carried through the crowd 9. W/S of Clerics paying respects 10. W/S of crowd chanting and mourning 11. W/S coffin being carried into the crowd 12. W/S of crowd looking over to the coffins 13. M/S of crowd praying 14. M/S of crowd in silence SCRIPT Syria: Syria mourns death of Sheikh al-Buti after suicide bombing Thousands of people gathered for the funeral procession of Islam's prominent Sunni cleric, Sheikh Mohammad Said Ramadan al-Buti, on Friday in Omayyad Mosque, Damascus. Sheikh Al-Buti, was killed when a suicide bomber detonated explosives inside Eman Mosque, Damascus, during his religious lesson on Thursday. 48 others, including Al-Buti's grandson, were killed in the bomb explosion with the cleric being the most well-known religious figure to be assassinated during Syria's two-year conflict. During the procession mourners carried two coffins, one with the body of Al-Buti and the second of his grandson, while chanting "God is great." The funeral was held in Omayyad Mosque, as he had been an Imam and religious scholar there. There have been no reports that say who is responsible for the bombing, however both Assad and the opposition groups have placed the blame on each other. Walid al-Bunni, a spokesman for the Syrian National Coalition opposition group said, "I don't know of a single opposition group that could do something like this." While in another press release, President Bashar al-Assad vowed to avenge Sheikh al-Buti's death and "purge" the country of the militants responsible for the bombing. The 84-year old Sheikh was a strong supporter of Assad, who is part of the Islamic Shiite Alawite sect, despite being a Sunni cleric himself.
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USA: Filthiest fetish fair warms up San Francisco
 
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M/S Man getting whipped with leather whip W/S Man getting whipped with leather cat-o-nine tails M/S Wearing leather M/S Naked man making suggestive gestures C/U Woman dressed in police outfit M/S Couple M/S Leather bound men M/S Dominatrix whips man M/S Couple make out SOT: Fair attendee, "The fair is Dorey Alley, we're raising funds for charitable organisations so basically anybody that's into kink can come out and have a little fun today" M/S Leather fans talking at the fair C/U Man in heavy make-up C/U Man in leather and sunglasses C/U Man wearing horse head SOT: Guest at fair, "I feel a little overdressed today, but we're good." M/S Clown face man smiles M/S Dressed up men SOT: Pussy Black, dominatrix, "I'm Miss Pussy Black and I'm a new dominatrix in town" C/U woman blows camera a kiss PAN Girl SOT: Guest at fair, "The fair's amazing, there's so many beautiful men, we're having a blast." M/S Naked couple walk through crows PAN Up Your Alley festival SCRIPT USA: Filthiest fetish fair warms up San Francisco Thousands of leather-clad men and fetish enthusiasts came together in the US city of San Francisco Sunday for the Up Your Alley festival, also known as the Dore Alley Festival. The organisers of the event also run the more well-known Folsom Street Fair - the world's largest BDSM fetish and leather event. Considered one of San Francisco's most controversial adult street fairs, Up Your Alley is less tourist focused than it's big sister event and acts as a local warm up for the September festivities. "You won't find a filthier event here in the States," the event organiser promises on its website. Stalls accommodate a range of fetish tastes including bondage, animal role-play, kink, leather straps, whips, paddles, latex outfits and suspension. Attendees are mostly male, mostly gay, into hardcore and BDSM in contrast to the Folsom Street Fair, which is the more pansexual, gender-diverse version. California is known as one of the most liberal states in its policies regarding LGTB rights. They saw a law preventing gay and lesbian couples from marrying overturned by the Supreme Court on June 26.
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قتال في ريف اللاذقية بين الجيش السوري والمعارضة المسلحة
 
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القتال يستمر في الريف الشمالي للاذقية بين الجيش السوري وقوات الدفاع الشعبي من جهة، وكتائب إسلامية من جهة اخرى.
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Russia: Serbian president meets warm welcome in Moscow
 
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1. W/S Russian President Vladimir Putin and Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic 2. W/S Pan from press to politicians 3. W/S Putin and Russian politicians 4. M/S Press 5. W/S Politicians at table 6. M/S Prime Minister Medvedev and Prime Minister Dacic shaking hands 7. W/S Prime Minister Medvedev and Prime Minister Dacic walking upstairs 8. M/S Prime Minister Medvedev and Prime Minister Dacic shaking hands and sitting 9. M/S Prime Minister Dacic 10. W/S Prime Minister Medvedev and Prime Minister Dacic sitting 11. M/S Prime Minister Medvedev 12. W/S Prime Minister Medvedev and Prime Minister Dacic sitting SCRIPT Russia: Serbian president meets warm welcome in Moscow Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic to his Moscow region residence Wednesday for bilateral talks. Putin and Dacic focused the discussion on economic and political ties between the two countires. Several bilateral agreement signings were planned for the meeting. Discussions on cooperation in trade, energy policy, investment, humanitarian and cultural issues were also expected. Dacic pledged to stengthen cooperation with Russia in all fields. During the meeting, Putin invited Serbia's President Tomislav Nikolic to visit Russia. Dacic also met with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev earlier Wednesday and agreed a 10-year loan of $500 million (€380m) loan to Serbia, in order to restore Belgrade's economic growth after its recession in 2012. Ivica Dacic will also meet with VTB Bank First Deputy President and Board of Directors Chairman Vasily Titov on Thursday.
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Germany: Furious dairy farmers bring cows to Parliament for the day
 
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M/S of a mock cow with German flag painted on C/U of a real cow eating grass in fron of the German Chancellery W/S of protesters with cows in front of the German Chancellery W/S of protesters gathered in front of the German Chancellery listening to a speaker SOT Marina Brotback, Saarlandish farmer: "We've got to earn our money but if there is not milk, that is not possible. And there we need regulation or help from the government so that we can take part in the market and control our milk production." W/S of demonstrators holding up a Poland milk sign W/S of demonstrators M/S of milk demonstrator W/S of demonstrators carrying mock cows W/S of mock cows, one of them with Switzerland flag painted over its body while the other has the Italian flag. M/S of demonstrator petting a cow W/S of protesters in front of sign that reads (in German) "Merkel intimate with the dairy industry" W/S tractors in front of German Chancellery C/U of sign that reads (in German) "The fair Milk. 100% Fair = 100% future" W/S of demonstrators in front of German Chancellery W/S of police vehicle SCRIPT Germany: Furious dairy farmers bring cows to Parliament for the day Several dozen dairy farmers gathered outside the German Chancellery in Berlin on Tuesday to demonstrate against the abolition of the European-wide milk production quotas, which are due to expire at the end of 2015. Farmers fear that ending the quotas will lead to an overproduction of dairy products, eventually leading to a collapse in prices. The protesters arrived to the German Chancellery riding a line of tractors, putting up a wall of straw and carrying a number of mock cows painted with European flags. Three live cows also made it to the rally and signs that read, "Merkel intimate with the dairy industry". Marina Brotback, a dairy farmer from Saarland announced her fears of the collapsing european milk industry at the rally, "We've got to earn our money but if there is not milk, that is not possible. And there we need regulation or help from the government so that we can take part in the market and control our milk production." Currently the European Union regulates the milk market by demanding every member state to reach a national production quota, but to never exceed it. If a member state should exceed the quota, it is obligated to pay a 'super levy' to the EU which is in turn financed by penalties imposed on the dairy farmers. The EU is now aiming to liberilise the milk market by allowing the quota to expire at the end of 2015. In doing so many farmers will increase their business and milk production while others will go out of business. Small farmers feel that the ending of quotas puts their families' economic stability at risk.
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Russia: FSB swoops on suspected Islamic militants in Moscow
 
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1. W/S FSB standing outside Dar al-arkam mosque while men walk in 2. M/S Men going inside Dar al-arkam mosque 3. M/S Suspects lined up by FSB inside Dar al-arkam mosque 4. C/U Shoes of suspects 5. W/S FSB outside Dar al-arkam mosque 6. C/U Men going into Dar al-arkam mosque 7. M/S Bus pulls up outside Dar al-arkam mosque 8. M/S Man looks pout window at back of bus 9. W/S FSB outside Dar al-arkam mosque SCRIPT Russia: FSB swoops on suspected Islamic militants in Moscow Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) detained 140 people in the Russian capital on Friday accused of being members of Islamic extremist organisations. More than 30 of those detained are said to be foreign nationals. Many of the suspects were arrested at the Dar al-arkam mosque, a place law enforcement said was often visited by people who converted to radicalism and joined 'militant groups active in the North Caucasus' region, as well as participated in 'preparing and perpetrating terrorist acts in Russia'. The arrests were part of an investigation aimed at finding individuals wanted for their suspected involvement in extremist activities and terrorism. Russia's North Caucasus region, which includes Chechnya and Dagestan, has seen many years of conflict between state forces and militant groups, some professing radical Islamic ideology. The predominantly Muslim area recently came under increased scrutiny after it was revealed that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of two brothers suspected of involvement in the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings in the US, visited Dagestan for six months in 2012.
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Poland: Real men wear mantyhose
 
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1. C/U Pantyhose package 2. M/S Pantyhose package 3. M/S Factory workers packaging tights 4. C/U Factory worker packaging tights 5. M/S Factory worker 6. M/S [SOT] Ms Malgorzata factory manager (translated from Polish) "To our surprise the first interest (in men tights) came from West in particular France and Germany, whereas first orders came, to our big surprise, from Russia." 7. W/S Factory interior with machines 8. M/S Pantyhose on model legs 9. W/S Advert for pantyhose Script Poland: Real men wear 'mantyhose' Fashion week may have finished in New York, London and Paris but fashionistas are still setting trends. Known colloquially as mantyhose, broisery or guylons, there has been a surge in sales of the legwear in Europe with some men wearing them under their trousers while others wear them more openly with shorts. One factory in Zgierz, Poland produces mantyhose for Russia, Germany and France. Mantyhose are 5% of the factory's total production. Mantyhose first came to the attention of the media in 2002 and, ever since then, have become a more and more popular garment amongst men, usually worn as every day wear, for medical reasons or even under scuba-diving gear.
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حقيقة زواج سما المصرى من الاعلامى احمد موسى   بالفيديو
 
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Russia: Suicide bombing rattles Dagestan capital WARNING: GRAPHIC
 
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1. C/U Limb lies on ground 2. C/U Limb lies on ground 3. M/S Smashed, damaged car parked on street in front of destructed shop 4. C/U Damaged car parked on street with front door open 5. C/U Remains of flesh near street bench 6. W/S Rear of parked car with a street bench next to it 7. W/S Policeman looks for clues as he searches ground of broken glass, bending down to see something 8. M/S Policeman looking for clues gets back up from ground, continues to walk ahead looking for clues 9. W/S Broken glass on ground outside of a building, two men walk over glass 10. M/S Policeman looking for clues searches an empty road with a zebra crossing SCRIPT Russia: Suicide bombing rattles Dagestan capital A suicide bomber detonated explosives in a central square near a building of the Russian Interior Affairs Ministry in Makhachkala, the capital of the Dagestan Republic on Saturday. Remains of the bomber's body, including limbs, lay strewn on the pavement near the detonation. The blast injured 11, including two children and five policemen in the south-western Russian city. Police have cordoned off the scene of the explosion and forensics investigators scoured the area for possible additional explosives. The suicide bomber, reportedly a woman, is the only confirmed casualty from the attack while all the injured have been taken to a local hospital. Female suicide bombers are not uncommon in the region and are often the widows of militants killed by security forces. The Dagestan Republic continues to experience violence related to an Islamist militant movement, which seeks to form an independent Muslim "emirate" in southern Russia. Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the bombers responsible for twin blasts during the Boston Marathon on April 15, which killed three and injured 264, came from the region. Tamerlan visited Dagestan for six months in 2012. Witnesses tell police the blast caused a shockwave that could be felt from a great distance away from the explosion. On May 20, 2013, a double explosion detonated outside the headquarters of a courthouse in Makhachkala, killing four people and injuring over 40.
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Honduras: Infamous MS-13 and Barrio 18 gangs announce ceasefire
 
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1. C/U of gangster with tattoo on his face that reads "Mara Salvatrucha" 2. C/U of gangster with the letters "MS" across his stomach, goes to a wide shot where all of the gangster is exposed and tattoos all over his face and body are seen 3. W/S of masked gangsters addressing the press 4. SOT, Anonymous gangster from 'Barrio 18', (in Spanish): "We are conscious that we have done something wrong. And so this is why we are asking society for forgiveness. And so we need for them to also listen to us, and then we will give them our word that yes, right. We will reduce the crimes of violence and we will have better control." 5. W/S of streets with a building that reads "Eighteen St." on the facade, marking the gangs territory of the block 6. C/U of gangster from behind bars with '18' tattoo on the back of his head 7. W/S of gangsters behind bars 8. M/S of gangster in labour workshop, UPSOUND (in Spanish): "The people, well they don't believe that we can change" 9. W/S of gangster building a bed at prison labour workshop 10. C/U of gangster's arm with tattoo that reads "MS Mara Salvatruchas" 11. W/S of press walking on prison grounds 12. SOT, of Gangster named Marc from the 'MS-13' gang, (in Spanish): "What we want is to work. Right. What we want is peace with God, peace with the society and with the authorities. That is all my friends." 13. C/U of national prison's emblem 14. W/S of national prison's emblem SCRIPT Honduras: Infamous MS-13 and Barrio 18 gangs announce ceasefire Honduras' two main rival street gangs, Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and Barrio 18 (M-18), met Tuesday in the second largest city San Pedro Sula to announce results of ceasefire negotiations reportedly mediated by the Honduran Catholic Church. The dialogue between the two gangs allegedly began eight months ago, when Bishop Emiliani and Adam Blackwell, Ambassador for Security Affairs of the Organisation of American States, visited prisons in San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa to meet with gang leaders. The ceasefire mirrors the truce in El Salvador, where leaders of the same gangs agreed to a ceasefire last year. The truce saw the number of violent deaths sharply decrease. During the 14-month truce homicides have dropped about 52 percent, according to public security authorities. An anonymous gangster from the street gang, 'Mara Salvatrucha' acknowledged their detrimental actions towards Honduran society, "We are conscious that we have done something wrong. And so this is why we are asking society for forgiveness. And so we need for them to also listen to us, and then we will give them our word that yes, right. We will reduce the crimes of violence and we will have a better control." While another named Marc from the street gang 'Barrio 18' said, "What we want is to work. Right. What we want is peace with God, peace with the society and with the authorities. That is all my friends." President Porphyry Lobo said that he backs the efforts of the Catholic Church in arranging the truce, he also called Bishop Romulo of San Pedro Sula to offer his support in bringing peace to Honduras, which carries one of the highest homicide rates in the world. Both gangs hold their roots in Southern California, where young men seeking refuge from the Reagan-backed civil wars in Central America formed violent gangs on the streets of LA in the 1980's. After being involved in several crimes which led to many of their deportations from the US, gang members re-established their organisations in their native countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
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Russia: Thousands of punks gather for funeral of horror-punk legend
 
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W/S Gorshenev fans cry while passing the coffin M/S Mikhail Gorshenev in the coffin W/S Fans at the entrance M/S Youn woman cries M/S Girl with bandana cries W/S Youn man fights with the police W/S Youn man argues with the police M/S Two men with a bottle M/S Crowd at entrance W/S Fans oustide the Palace and a flag C/U Band label flag and sign of the horns M/S Crowd sing band's songs W/S The queue W/S The queue W/S Long queue SCRIPT: Russia: Thousands of punks gather for funeral of horror-punk legend Thousands of punks gathered to attend a civil funeral ceremony of Mikhail Gorcheniov lead singer of the legendary horror punk band "King and Jester" in St. Petersburg on Monday. Gorcheniov or 'Gorshok', was one of the most prominent figures of the Russian punk music scene. The fans sang their favorite songs at the Yubileyni Sport Palace while some of them cried and others were consoled. Some fans pushed and argued with the police. Gorsheniov was found dead in his apartment on Friday night with no signs of violent death. The result of the investigation on how Gorsheniov died have not yet been announced. It was reported that police found a medical injector and a spoon near the musican's body. The musican had problems with drugs in the 1990s and suffered clinical death eighth times. The band was formed in Saint Petersburg in 1988. Their lyrics feature horror stories and folk tales about pirates, trolls, ghosts and vampires, as well as Slavic mythology.
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Israel: Chechnya builds Israel's second largest mosque
 
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1. M/S Builders working on the mosque's tower 2. M/S Towers of the mosque that is currently being built 3. M/S Architects discussing the drawing plan of the mosque 4. SOT Salem Jabr, the head of the local committee of the village Abu Ghosh (translated from Arabic): "This mosque has strengthened trade relations and friendly relations with our brothers Chechens, who are considered by our ancestors, roots and traditions. We welcome and encourage assitance provided to us by the Chechens, as this mosque is the largest mosque in Israel, in the Arab part of Israel." 5. C/U Architect's hand above the drawing plan of the mosque 6. M/S Building site of the mosque 7. M/S A builder is working on the site 8. M/S A sign pointing toward the Abu Ghosh village, where mosque's being built SCRIPT: Israel: Chechnya builds Second largest mosque in Abu Ghosh Construction of the second largest mosque in Israel, is currently underway in the Arab Israeli village of Abu Ghosh, located 10 kilometers west of Jerusalem. The building is financed by the Chechen government and will be the second largest in Israel, after Jerusalem's silver domed al-Aqsa mosque, built in the medieval Islamic period. The new mosque will be named after the father of the current Chechen President, Ramzan Kadyrov, and located on a street named after a former Chechen president. It will be burnished with Chechen designs and plans to offer language and culture classes to members of the Chechen community. Russia's Chechen Republic fostered the project after Abu Ghosh's Chechen's failed to raise the funds alone. Their President Ramzan Kadyrov, voiced hopes that the new mosque would be a symbol of cooperation between Russia, the Arab Israeli Chechen community and Israel. The Head of the Local Committee of Abu Ghosh said the project strengthened the bond between Abu Ghosh and Russia's Chechen community. SOT Salem Jabr, the head of the local committee of the village Abu Ghosh (in Arabic): "This mosque has strengthened trade relations and friendly relations with our brothers Chechens, who are considered by our ancestors, roots and traditions. We welcome and encourage assitance provided to us by the Chechens, as this mosque is the largest mosque in Israel, in the Arab part of Israel."
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Russia: Students tested against USSR fitness standards
 
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1. M/S Young boy with gun 2. C/U Girl 3. M/S Young boys with gun 4. W/S Kids performing combat show 5. M/S Girls 6. W/S Soldiers doing push-ups 7. W/S Kids performing combat show 8. W/S Red square 9. M/S Kid doing pull-ups 10. M/S Kremlin clock 11. W/S Long jump 12. M/S Spectator 13. W/S Shuttle run 14. SOT Sergey Ivanov, Chief of Staff, Presidential Administration of Russia "I understand it's very important that young people have a chance to meddle, to meet people from a high strata of life and feel everyone's equal. Sports makes that a possibility." 15. W/S Red Square SCRIPT Russia: Students tested against USSR fitness standards The four-day 9th Forum 'Ready for Labour and Defence' (GTO) began in Moscow Thursday. Every year the event attracts more than 100,000 visitors and is organised by the Military Sporting Fund together with the Department of Physical Culture and Sport of Moscow. This year, they placed sixteen sports grounds, where 43 type of sports are submitted on Red Square. Visitors can watch from the stand of the FSB (Russian Security Service) university and enjoy a spectacular combat performance from Central Cossack forces where children participate in exercises with guns like professional soldiers. The forum is held to encourage young Russians to join an active and patriotic lifestyle. The event was first introduced in the USSR on March 11, 1931 as the All-Union physical culture training programme and was a programme for all Soviet people of almost all ages. Sergey Ivanov, Chief of Staff, Presidential Administration of Russia said, "I understand it's very important that young people have a chance to meddle, to meet people from a high strata of life and I feel everyone's equal. Sports makes this possible." By 1976, 220 million people were awarded GTO badges, while in 1986 the tests were passed by 33.9 million people. After the break-up of the USSR in 1991, the GTO programme was eliminated in most of the former Soviet republics. In Russia, the GTO programme did not exist for 12 years, but was revived after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared that schools should pay more attention to the physical education of children and recommended that students are made to pass GTO standards.
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Russia: Elephant acrobats dazzle at Old Moscow Circus
 
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5. M/S elephant crawling under another elephant 6. W/S elephant crawling under another elephant 4. C/U young circus-goer 1. C/U elephant's face 2. W/S elephants in circus 3. M/S elephant spinning 7. M/S circus-goers 11. M/S elephant in circus 10. M/S young circus-goers 12. C/U elephant's face SCRIPT Russia: Elephant acrobats dazzle at Old Moscow Circus Elephants are the starring attraction at the Old Moscow Circus' new show, with four Asian elephants and trainer Andrei Dementiev-Kornilov teaming up for some amazing tricks. Elephants may be the largest animal on four legs, but Dementiev-Kornilov helps turn them into graceful dancers to the delight of the audience. After taking a break for the winter, the circus is back with regular weekend performances at its brick building on Tsvetnoy Boulevard. The Old Moscow Circus is one of the oldest circuses in Russia, with its history dating back to 1880. Today, it can accommodate more than 2,000 spectators.
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Haiti: World's largest solar powered hospital provides hope for Haiti
 
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1. C/U Woman with a child 2. C/U Sign reading (in French): "University Hospital of Mirebalais" 3. M/S Solar panels line the roof of the hospital 16. W/S View of the Mirebelais University Hospital 4. W/S Aerial view of the hospital 5. M/S The roof of the hospital layered with solar panels 6. M/S solar panel 7. C/U Solar panel 8. W/S Aerial view of the hospital 9. M/S Entrance to the hospital 10. M/S Three women walking out of the hospital 11. M/S Pierre Paul at his desk 12. C/U Pierre Paul typing 13. C/U Pierre Paul working 14. SOT, Pierre Paul, Senior Adviser at HUM: "The solar panels as well as the other technologies that we have in this hospital allow the healthcare provider to do their work in better condition, actually in optimal conditions, for example we have stable power, all our equipment is able to work very well" 15. M/S Ambulance drives into the hospital 17. M/S People outside the University Hospital of Mirebelais 18. M/S People outside the University Hospital of Mirebelais SCRIPT Haiti: Solar powered hospital provides hope for Haiti The world's largest solar powered hospital has now opened its doors to the public in Mirebalais, Haiti, just north of Port-au-Prince. The University Hospital of Mirebelais (HUM), provided through Partners in Health (PiH) was planned for years, but the project radically expanded after the 2010 earthquake in which 80% of the country's health services were damaged or destroyed. HUM is a big step for Haiti towards providing self-sufficient healthcare as it is also a training hospital. Stretched across the roof of the newly built hospital, 1,800 solar panels have been installed on a 200,000-square-foot surface. The German-made solar panels will produce 140 megawatt hours of electricity on a good day, surplus to HUM's requirements. Remaining energy will be channelled back the into the country's national grid. Surplus energy sources are welcomed in Haiti which is the only Caribbean country ranked among the 48 least developed countries in the world according to the United Nations in 2012. Mirebelais sees three-hour long power cuts on a near daily basis. It was previously impossible to provide consistent and reliable healthcare for the sick in the region, but with the construction of NUM health care provision now exists for 185,000 people. Pierre Paul, a senior adviser at the hospital says: "The solar panels as well as the other technologies that we have in this hospital allow the healthcare provider to do their work in better conditions, actually in optimal conditions, for example we have stable power, all our equipment is able to work very well." Such innovations are hugely important in Haiti, a nation that has been forced to be creative by the forces it contends with. In recent history, Haiti wrestled with austerity policies imposed upon it by the IMF and other financial institutions, foreign military occupations and a humanitarian aid industry that has taken the place of the state in what has been pejoratively dubbed by analysts as the "republic of NGOS". Partners in Health in Haiti "Zanmi Lasante" is committed to building on the foundations of Haitian civil society, with 98% of employees Haitian born.
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India: Kerala residents offer Nestle sweets to their 'chocoholic' god
 
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M/S Chocolates in front of Sanctum Santorum W/S Devotees praying in front of the temple M/S Devotee offering Munch W/S Devotees walking towards the temple with chocolates M/S Devotee offering money C/U Devotee praying with Munch C/U Devotee praying with Munch SOT, Vishnu Narayanan, Temple priest (in Malayalam): "Compared to other temples, belief in this deity is more. Munch chocolate is the most favourite offering which has got children flocking to the temple. The belief is that if you offer Munch chocolate the favour you seek will be granted by the deity. Hence I offer Munch and get the same as God's offering back." C/U Picture of a deity M/S Child trying to open the chocolate C/U Child nibbling chocolate W/S Distribution of Prasadam C/U Offering the Prasadam M/S Distribution of Prasadam C/U Child taking a chocolate M/S Child with chocolate C/U Child with chocolate M/S Temple M/S People entering temple SCRIPT India: Kerala residents offer Nestle sweets to their 'chocoholic' god Devotees brought chocolate treats to the Thekkan Palani Balasubramania temple in Alappuzha, Kerala state on Monday, to offer the tasty treat to the gods as sign of worship in what has become a unique neighbourhood tradition. While the tradition initially began only with children bringing a 'Munch' chocolate, devotees of all ages now gift the Nestle brand chocolate bar to presiding deity, known locally known as 'Munch Murugan'. The origin of the chocolate-offering ritual, which differs from the usual gifts, or 'prasadam', such as flowers and sandalwood paste, is unknown.
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Russia: Communist youth pay homage to Uncle Joe
 
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1. M/S Crowd around Stalin statue 2. W/S Young Pioneers salute 3. M/S Pioneers with flags 4. M/S Pioneers on the march 5. C/U Fluttering flags 6. C/U Man in Red Army uniform 7. M/S Musicians marching 8. M/S Men in Soviet military uniform 9. M/S Pioneers salute 10. M/S Pioneers with folded scarves 11. M/S Communist chair Gennady Zyuganov ties scarf 12. M/S Pioneers in scarves and hats 13. C/U Young child 14. W/S Pioneers pose for photograph 15. M/S Men carrying flowers 16. C/U Red star topping building SCRIPT Russia: Communist youth pay homage to Uncle Joe Russia's Communist Party remembered the traditions of the Soviet Union on Sunday as they held a ceremony in Moscow's Red Square to honour Pioneer's Day. Marking the creation of the Soviet youth movement 91 years ago, the day ceased to be a public holiday after the fall of communism, but still caused a crowd to gather near a statue of former leader Joseph Stalin. Communist Party central committee chairman Gennady Zyuganov was on hand to salute the young recruits, who put on a display of precision marching in their trademark red hats and scarves. Members of the movement carried the red flag of the international Marxist tradition, as well as the Hammer and Sickle banner of the USSR. The Pioneer group, or Vladimir Lenin All-Union Pioneer Organisation to give it's full title, was set up in 1922 by the second conference of the Communist Youth League, or Komsomol. As well as venerating early Bolshevik leaders such as VI Lenin and Stalin, children were taught to be productive and well-adjusted members of socialist society through a rigourous programme of academic, sporting and cultural activities. The Pioneers were officially disbanded following the ban on membership of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1991.
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Germany: Saiga-12 is the world's fastest semi-automatic shotgun, say Kalashnikov
 
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1. M/S Andrey Vishnyakov, head of protocol at Izhmash, clicking action and pointing Saiga 2. C/U Vishnyakov adjusting Saiga shoulder stock 3. C/U Vishnyakov taking aim with the Saiga 4. C/U The Kalashnikov Saiga-12 semi-automatic shotgun 5. W/S Izhmash weapons shop, IWA & Outdoor Classics trade show in Nuremberg 6. SOT Andrey Vishnyakov, head of protocol, Izhmash: "The Saiga, that weapon that we are presenting here for the law enforcement, is the fastest semi-automatic shotgun worldwide and very popular worldwide." 7. M/S Customer looking at guns 8. M/S Weapons hanging on the wall 9. M/S Vishnyakov loading magazine SCRIPT Germany: Saiga-12 is the world's fastest semi-automatic shotgun say Kalashnikov makers Izhmash, the largest weapons company in Russia and the producers of the iconic Kalashnikov assault rifle, showed off the latest update to the Saiga-12 semi-automatic shotgun at the IWA & Outdoor Classics trade show in Nuremberg on Friday. Designed for police and security forces, the Saiga-12 is available in several different configurations based on barrel length and accessories. The shotgun feeds shells from a magazine to a rotating bolt gas-powered firing mechanism, with up to 20-round drum magazines available. Andrey Vishnyakov, head of protocol at Izhmash, said: "The Saiga, that weapon that we are presenting here for the law enforcement, is the fastest semi-automatic shotgun worldwide and very popular worldwide." The 12 gauge shotgun has a standard box magazine capacity of 10 rounds, able to chamber 12/70 and 12/76 shot shell sizes. Weighing in at almost four kilos (9lbs), the weapon is a popular choice with law enforcement agencies across the world, including in the United States.
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Russia: Holy smoke! Russians take their cigarettes outside
 
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1. C/U Cigarette butts in ashtray 2. C/U Cigarette butts in ashtray 3. C/U Woman lighting cigarette 4. M/S Women on bench smoking 5. W/S People on street smoking 6. M/S Women smoking 7. C/U Man smoking 8. M/S Cigarette shop display 9. C/U Man smoking 10. M/S Man smoking 11. C/U Man holding cigarette 12. M/S Crowd outside the bar 13. M/S Woman smoking 14. M/S Man smoking 15. C/U Man lighting cigarette 16. M/S Man holding cigarette and drink 17. M/S Woman lighting cigarette 18. M/S Man smoking SCRIPT Russia: Holy smoke! Russians take their cigarettes outside From June 1 new smoking laws came into effect in Russia, as smoking is no longer allowed in public places, schools, universities, buildings of state authorities, regional public transport, railway stations, airports, elevators and staircases. The law was signed by Russia's President Vladimir Putin on February 25. The new legislation sees smoking prohibited within 15 metres of entrances to stations. It has also been banned in children's playgrounds and beaches from June 1. Recent statistics suggest that Russia has one of the highest smoking rates in the world, with over four in 10 Russians considered smokers. The new smoking legislation will also see restrictions on tobacco advertising, and a ban on depiction of smoking in films, TV shows and stage plays.
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Iraq: Shopping malls flourish in Erbil
 
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1. M/S Sliding doors 2. W/S Erbil Mall interior 3. W/S Erbil Mall interior, escalator 4. C/U Burger being prepared 5. M/S Burger outlet 6. M/S Food outlet 7. M/S Person playing video game 8. M/S Ten-pin bowling 9. W/S Erbil Mall exterior 10. M/S Kurdistan and Iraq flags fly outside mall Iraq: Shopping malls flourish in Erbil Brand new shopping malls are sprouting up across Erbil, which is billing itself as the new Dubai. Erbil is the fourth-largest city in Iraq and capital of the Kurdistan autonomous region. The largest of the new shopping centres is the Majidi Mall, located just a few miles from the heart of the city. The Majidi is an enormous three-story complex that features name-brand shops from around the world, as well as a cinema, gaming centre and food court hosting US eateries. The mall opened for business in 2009. With its 67 shops and parking spaces for 2,000 cars, it is easily the biggest such centre in Iraq. Before entering the mall, customers must pass through an airport-style metal detector and are warned that they cannot bring in dogs, guns or knives.
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Italy: Security steps up for Obama visit to Rome
 
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C/U US Embassy logo at the entrance of US Ambassador's residence in Rome W/S Police in front of entrance of Villa Taverna W/S Four police officers in front of police van M/S Cordoned-off area with announcement of parking ban C/U Sign reading in Italian: "Rome Police. Stopping is forbidden from 0-24. Removal area. From 00:01 on March 26, 2014 until 13:00 on March 28, 2014" W/S Cordoned-off street in front of Villa Tavernac W/S Military jeep and police van W/S Police vehicles W/S Police officers and press in front of Villa Taverna M/S Camerapersons setting up equipment W/S Police in front of Villa Taverna C/U Street sign reading "Viale Giocchino Rossini" W/S Police vans W/S Police vehicles and cordoned-off street W/S Police vehicles and cordoned-off street W/S Person walking near cordoned-off street W/S Two Carabinieri vans W/S Carabinieri vans W/S Two police officers walking on cordoned-off street M/S Police van reading "Polizia" in front of Villa Taverna in Rome SCRIPT Italy: Security steps up for Obama visit to Rome Security was stepped up in Rome Wednesday in preparation for a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama, with specially marked 'red' areas arranged around places which will be visited by the leader after he touches down at Fiumicino airport at 2040 local time (1940 GMT). A total of 26 armoured cars and eight motorcycles will escort the US leader during his travels around Rome, whilst the city's numerous tunnels and manholes have been inspected by police with sniffer dogs and anti-sabotage units. Parked cars and rubbish bins in central Rome have been removed for the presidential visit. Obama is due to have dinner with the US ambassador to Italy Wednesday, will visit the Vatican Thursday, and will also visit the Colosseum along with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Vehicles and pedestrians will not be permitted around the archaeological site as part of the security measures.
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Russia: These are the MiG-29 M/M2 fighter jets that Syria will be getting
 
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1. W/S MiG M/M2 taking off from runway 2. W/S MiG M/M2 in flight 3. M/S Crowd watching airshow 4. M/S One MiG M/M2 towing another MiG M/M2 in flight 5. W/S MiG M/M2 6. M/S Pilot in MiG M/M2 cockpit 7. W/S Pilot getting out of MiG M/M2 8. C/U Pilot getting out of MiG M/M2 9. M/S Pilot getting out of MiG M/M2 10. M/S Pilot climbing down ladder out of MiG M/M2 11. Technical staff walking under wing of MiG M/M2 12. W/S MiG M/M2 on runway SCRIPT Russia: These are the MiG-29 M/M2 fighter jets that Syria will be getting A Syrian delegation is reported to be in Moscow to finalise the details of contract that will see several MiG-29 M/M2 fighter jets supplied to the Syrian Air Force. The official amount of aircraft included in the deal has not been released, but Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG Director, Sergei Korotkov, told local media on Friday that it will number over 10. The deals, which pre-date the conflict that has engulfed Syria, will provide a strength to Syria that will challenge interventionists who advocate involvement in Syria to overthrow Bashar al-Assad's government. Equipped with N-019 radars, the MiG M/M2 are capable of intercepting air targets beyond current visual range with R-27 missiles, as well as acceleration-enabled vertical climb. Although the delivery deadline of the shipment of the MiG-29 M/M2 (NATO reporting name: Fulcrum-E) is unknown, the multi-role fighter jets will boost the strength of the Syrian Air Force, alongside the recently pledged delivery of S-300 long-range surface-to-air missile systems. The delivery of such weapons Russian's foreign minister said this week will make those "hot-headed" in the region think twice. May 27 saw a Brussel-based meeting of EU member states' foreign ministers lifting the European Union arms embargo against Syrian opposition. European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton stated that it was now up to EU members states to decide their own policies in regards to sending arms to Syrian opposition, leaving nations who have pushed for the embargo to end, such as Britain and France, now able to supply opposition forces of their own accord. While analysts have posed this as a proxy war, Russia has insisted that the technology it has provided do not shift the balance of power, but rather bolster defences. A political solution to the conflict is still the modus operandi of Russia in the region.
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Russia: Russia needs to protect itself from GMOs - Putin
 
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W/S Russian President Vladimir Putin meeting with officials in Moscow [cutaway] SOT, Vladimir Putin, President of Russia (speaking Russian): "As for nationality law, I agree that we have the right to know, and we should have an understanding of who resides in Russia and what those people do. The Oath of Citizenship that you've just cited is an example that certainly deserves attention. But we should be careful not to go too far." M/S Officials [cutaway] SOT, Vladimir Putin, President of Russia (speaking Russian): "I absolutely agree with you on the issue of GMOs. We will need to arrange our activities so that it wouldn't be in violation of our commitments as a member state of the World Trade Organization. But even with those obligations in mind, we still have the legal means and instruments to protect our market and, most importantly, our consumers from harmful products, or from products that may have unidentified and unforeseen consequences for humans when used for food." W/S Russian President Vladimir Putin meeting with officials in Moscow [cutaway] SCRIPT Russia: Russia needs to protect itself from GMOs- Putin Russia should take steps to protect its markets and citizens while continuing its commitments to the World Trade Organisation, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday in Moscow. His words came as he chaired a meeting of the Federation Council in his Novo-Ogaryovo residence. He added that he believed people should be protected from harmful products, or products that have "unidentified and unforeseen consequences for humans," especially when used for food.
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Germany: Spider Sense augmentation lets you react like Spiderman
 
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1. C/U Wrist sensor reacts 2. C/U Sensors on chest 3. C/U Sensor on head 4. M/S Spider Sense suit detects movement 5. SOT Victor Mateevitsi, Co-creator of Spider Sense: "People will want to be augmented because it will give them powers that they do not possess and it would help them understand the environment better. So yeah, basically I mean, everyone wants to be Peter Parker." 6. M/S Spider Sense sensors 7. M/S Mateevitsi walking SCRIPT Germany: Spider Sense augmentation lets you react like Spiderman The Spider Sense augmentation, which allows ordinary people to react faster to danger, made its debut at the Augmented Human science show in Stuttgart on Thursday. According to co-creator Victor Mateevitsi of the Univeristy of Illinois in Chicago, Spider Sense informs wearers of nearby dangers and hazards by detecting nearby objects using ultrasonic sonar sensors. Once an object has been sensed, the suit alerts the wearer with a tingling sensation to the skin. Inspired by the tingling warning sense of Peter Parker in the popular comic book series Spiderman, the Spider Sense suit attempts to emulate Parker's own 'Spider Sense' for real world applications. Mateevitsi envisions Spider Sense helping people with disabilities, especially the blind, regain control over their environment. The creators now plan to implement a test phase, starting trials with visually impaired users.
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Spain: MS-13 street gang members arrested across country
 
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M/S Police approaching apartment [MUTE AT SOURCE] M/S Police in stairwell [MUTE AT SOURCE] M/S Police entering apartment [MUTE AT SOURCE] M/S Police arresting man [MUTE AT SOURCE] M/S Dog sniffing in closet [MUTE AT SOURCE] M/S Police checking evidence [MUTE AT SOURCE] M/S Police checking evidence [MUTE AT SOURCE] C/U Police checking evidence [MUTE AT SOURCE] M/S Police checking evidence [MUTE AT SOURCE] M/S Police counting money [MUTE AT SOURCE] M/S Police checking evidence [MUTE AT SOURCE] M/S Man being arrested [MUTE AT SOURCE] C/U Gun [MUTE AT SOURCE] M/S Gun [MUTE AT SOURCE] M/S Gun [MUTE AT SOURCE] M/S Detained man being led away [MUTE AT SOURCE] SCRIPT Spain: MS-13 street gang members arrested across country The Spanish police have arrested 35 members, aged 17-25, of a criminal gang of of mainly El Salvador nationals that goes by the name 'Mara Salvatrucha', or MS-13, across the country on Wednesday. Around 300 members of the Guardia Civil police carried out 28 raids against the gang, and seized fake guns, knives, drugs and various documents. In addition to El Salvador nationals citizens of Romania, Ecuador, Spain, Bolivia, Honduras, Pakistan, Morocco and Bulgaria were arrested.
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Russia: High school students make a splash at graduation celebrations
 
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1. M/S Graduates playing in the fountain 2. M/S Young women playing the water 3. M/S Young woman posing 4. W/S People's Friendship Fountain 5. C/U Young men climbing in the background 6. M/S Graduates 7. W/S People's Friendship Fountain 8. M/S Young woman in the water 9. M/S Young men playing in the water 10. M/S Young women in the water 11. M/S Young men in uniform 12. W/S High school students sitting down 13. M/S Young women walking 14. W/S Fountain SCRIPT Russia: High school students make a splash at graduation celebrations Russian high school graduates celebrated their last day of school on Friday as the teens playfully pushed and teased each other in The Peoples Friendship Fountain at the All-Russian Exhibition Centre in Moscow. Traditionally after the official part of the celebration in schools, graduates walk around the city parks. This year in order to avoid alcohol abuse by the graduates the city administration imposed restriction on alcohol sale near schools. In some cities of Russia, no alcohol can be sold throughout the whole day.
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Germany: Miss FIBO Power Beauty 2013 crowned in Cologne
 
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1. M/S Miss FIBO Power Beauty contestants pose for the judges 2. C/U Abdominal muscles of a Miss FIBO contestant 3. W/S Miss FIBO contestant line up for the judges 4. M/S Miss FIBO contestants pose 5. C/U Heels of Miss FIBO contestants 6. M/S Miss FIBO contestants do a side pose 7. C/U Midriff of Miss FIBO contestant 8. C/U Miss FIBO Power Beauty contest sign 9. W/S Miss FIBO contestants posing 10. M/S Smiling Miss FIBO contestants 11. M/S Miss FIBO contestants 12. W/S The winners of the Miss FIBO Power Beauty contest, second place Barbara Wiesenhutter on the right and third place Nina Eckert on the left with first place Viviana Olah coming into the center. 13. M/S Miss FIBO 2013 Viviana Olah from Hungary receiving her trophy 14. M/S From right to left, Wiesenhutter, Olah, and Eckert pose for photos 15. C/U Abdominals of Miss FIBO top 3, with medals hanging 16. C/U The Miss FIBO 2013 trophy SCRIPT Germany: Miss FIBO Power Beauty 2013 crowned in Cologne The grand finale of the Miss FIBO Power Beauty contest took place in Cologne, Saturday. Two groups of ten finalists from the amateur and rookie categories faced off to impress the judges, vying for the title of Miss FIBO Power Beauty 2013 at the Koelnmesse convention centre. The 68 athletes entered into the preliminary rounds of the competition set a new record, signalling the growing popularity of women's body building. Each one of the contestants in the 'rookie' category were competing for the first time in front of an audience. German women dominated the rookie category, with Katharina Burger coming in first, Dajana Jahn in second and Hannah Prause was third. In the amateur category, Hungarian Viviana Olah took the coveted trophy, while Barbara Wiesenhutter took second and Nina Eckert finished third.
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El Salvador: Armed street gangs give up arsenal for peace
 
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1. C/U of bullets shells 2. C/U of guns 3. W/S of masked man laying guns on the ground 4. W/S man turning in guns 5. W/S of podium and guns on the ground 6. M/S of Salvadorians attending the event of 'la tregua' 7. W/S of masked man laying guns on ground 8. C/U of masked man laying guns on ground 9. W/S of OEA security 10. M/S of OAS Secretary for Multi-dimensional Security Adam Brackwell exiting a vehicle and greeting the OEA security 11. SOT OAS Secretary for Multi-dimensional Security Adam Brackwell, "I think it's very important for El Salvador, I think it's very important for Central America, I think its very important for the countries of the America's to try and find solutions to the very high levels of criminality that we have." 12. W/S of masked men talking 13. M/S of policeman 14. W/S of Church Cathedral of San Salvador SCRIPT El Salvador: Armed street gangs give up arsenal for peace Members of notorious rival gangs involved in street violence across North and Central America since the 80's turned in their weapons on Monday in the Plaza Gerardo Barrios in San Salvador, as part of an amnesty designed to get their arsenal of guns off the streets of El Salvador. According to the Technical Committee of the Reduction Process and Violence in El Salvador, the weapons amnesty has decreased homicides in by 50 per cent. This marks the third turning in of arms, known as "la tregua", the first two of which took a total of 354 weapons out of the hands of unlicensed users. Overseen by the Organisation of the American States (OAS), Monday's event was coordinated by the OAS Secretary for Multi-dimensional Security Adam Brackwell, and it involved former leader of the Farbunbdo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), Raul Mijango, and Bishop Fabio Colindres. Mijango acts as a mediator between the gangs, bringing onboard three other street gangs: Mirada Loco, Mao-Mao and Machine. Brackwell claimed the process was important for the security of Salvadoran citizens, saying: "I think it's very important for El Salvador, I think it's very important for Central America, I think its very important for the countries of the America's to try and find solutions to the very high levels of criminality that we have." Other Latin American countries like Honduras and Guatemala have also proposed a weapons amnesty among their local 'Maras'. Members of the 'Mara Salvatrucha' and 'Barrio 18' in Honduras announced on May 25 that they will participate in a 'tregua' next Tuesday, hoping to achieve a similar decrease in street violence.
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محمد صلاح 'يسجد' في قلب إنجلترا بعد إحرازه أول أهدافه في الأرسنال
 
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الهدف يحتاج لايك يا شباب الهمه معانا
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Germany: Cycle while getting drunk on the streets of Berlin
 
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C/U Participant pouring beer while others are singing C/U Participants laughing and pouring beer W/S Beer Bike in motion C/U Participant's legs cycling M/S Participants drinking beer while cycling W/S Participants getting on the Beer Bike M/S Participant taking a breathe alcohol test SOT One participant, Matt Collis: "Basically we've come over to Berlin to celebrate me getting married in September. We don't have anything like this over in London and we have heard great things about Berlin and one of the things we have to do for this stake party is humiliate me because I am getting married. My brother has given me this costume while we are cycling around Berlin, so everyone can laugh at me." W/S Beer Bike passing by W/S Television tower of Berlin SCRIPT Germany: Cycle while getting drunk on the streets of Berlin Berlin offers the craziest bike in the world. It can be cycled by 12 people at the same time and has beer on tap to get bikers as drunk as possible all while enjoying the views of the German capital. An English group of 12, who flew for the weekend from London, are celebrating their bachelor party on the beer bike this Saturday. They planned (and succeeded) to drink 20 litres (36 pints) of beer, which is the standard amount that bikers can order. However, organizers always have an extra 5 litres in store, just in case their participants are good drinkers. As Matt Collins explains, the goal of the ride is getting as drunk and as humiliated as possible: : "Basically we've come over to Berlin to celebrate me getting married in September. We don't have anything like this over in London and we have heard great things about Berlin and one of the things we have to do for this stake party is humiliate me because I am getting married. My brother has given me this costume while we are cycling around Berlin, so everyone can laugh at me." Participants are directed by a guide and have to stick to the Beer Bike code, which forbids having more than 0.2% volume of alcohol in blood before they start riding. Therefore, participants are asked to take an breathe alcohol test before their journey begins. The cycling can last some hours, although most tours finish when bikers run out of beer. Around 95% of the clients come from the UK but the Beer Bike attracts visitors from all over the world. However, Berlin authorities are discussing whether the Bier bike should be restricted to the city centre or completely forbidden, as it has been in other big German cities such as Munich and Cologne.
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Germany: Near naked model backs German Eurovision entry
 
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1. M/S Micaela Schaefer with German flag 2. M/S Micaela Schaefer 3. M/S Micaela Schaefer outside Brandenburg Gate 4 M/S Micaela Schaefer walks away from press SCRIPT Germany: Near naked model backs German Eurovision entry Micaela Schaefer, erotic model, it girl and DJane, promoted German Eurovision Song Contest contestants Cascada in her own special way on Tuesday. Posing in next to nothing at one of Berlin's most popular tourist destinations, the Brandenburg Gate, she aimed to seduce visitors to get more points for Germany. Schaefer is known for her self-confident performances, often done with barely any clothing. She was seen on March 26 next to the Brandenburg Gate with an almost non-existent bunny costume. Eurovision takes place in two weeks' time in Malmo, Sweden. German band "Cascada" will rock the stage in the hope of taking the crown for Germany
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Germany: John Kerry greeted by German FM in Berlin
 
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1. W/S John Kerry's motorcade arriving 2. M/S Flags 3. W/S John Kerry meeting Guido Westerwelle Germany: John Kerry greeted by German FM in Berlin The newly confirmed US Secretary of State, John Kerry, is greeted by his German counterpart Guido Westerwelle at the Foreign Ministry in Berlin on Tuesday. Kerry is also scheduled to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov later on Tuesday. John Kerry was nominated to be the 68th Secretary of State of the US by President Obama on December 21, 2012, confirmed to the post by the US Senate on January 29, 2013, and was sworn into the office on February 1. Kerry brings considerable experience to the position, serving as former US Senator of Massachusetts from 1985 to 2013. Kerry spent some time living in Berlin during his youth when his father was stationed at the US Mission in Berlin as a legal advisor shortly after WWII. On his first official trip abroad as Secretary of State, Kerry met with UK Foreign Secretary William Hague on Monday. After Berlin, Kerry will meet with with officials in Paris, Rome and Ankara, before the trip continues to Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE.
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