RT News - October 30, 2014 (17:00 MSK)

NATO steps up the scaremongering - with claims that Russian military planes are out in force and right on the Alliance's doorstep. A protest against French police brutality turns violent itself - as riot squads clash with crowds who'd gathered after a young eco-activist was killed in a confrontation with officers. There were similar scenes in Rome - this time, though, it's furious workers railing against plans to make it easier for companies to fire employees. The holy al-Aqsa mosque is closed by Israeli authorities for the first time in nearly 50 years - sparking anger among Palestinians who call it a 'declaration of war'.