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the week's top stories here in our t.v. russia mourns the forty six victims of tuesday's plane crash in the northwest of the country with seven survivors still in a critical condition. the surge in the number of civilian casualties from nato airstrikes on tripoli and intensify crackdown could offer supporters in benghazi forced many to flee a safer part of the country. time to bury the euro anger builds in the e.u. as its leaders agree on yet another bailout for greece while the blocks and made to impose tougher budget cuts sparked mass protests in athens. and a perfect way to learn more about russia from visiting its vast beauty spots to discovering some of its most sacred traditions on archie's newly launched documentary channel.
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it is eleven am in the russian capital you're watching r t one more survivor of tuesday's plane crash in northwestern russia has died in hospital bringing the total death toll to forty six a tuple of one three four heading from moscow to russia's republic of korea crash landed on a busy major road just a kilometer from its destination six people who survived the crash remain in a critical condition parties tesser cilia reports. struggling to keep her composure that deanna is in disbelief at the sudden death of her friend william boyd. i do not understand why it happened he was one of the best people i've ever known i do not understand maybe it's frayed but wanted to have to happen. the russian premier league football referee. just one of the forty four killed monday night when he won three four carrying fifty two people from moscow to bet as
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a vodka northwestern russia crashed on this road missing the runway by a kilometer twenty four hours later the crash claimed another victim when one of the survivors a young boy died in hospital. when i heard the little boy in the hospital died i was shocked it's awful my late husband was a pilot he had landed planes at this airport many times it's very personal to me. the site of the crash has been cleaned up the roads have been reopened the wreckage of the plane completely removed but there are still clear marks evidence like this for us that reminds people of the tragedy that struck on monday night but for those who had been here to witness the horrific scenes they say that those memories are unlikely to go away. i didn't sleep for two days i couldn't even fall asleep i can't recall and people screaming and pulling bodies away from the plane. you have guinea was one of the first at the scene his house only metres away from where the plane came down. i heard the explosion and ran outside the lights went out
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i ran to the site and we started rescuing people. two women and the pilot he was dead while all the bodies have been recovered the relatives of the victims still have the tough task of identifying their loved ones investigators say all possible scenarios are being looked into but initial reports suggest bad weather and pilot error are the likely cause of the crash a suggestion that didn't sit well with some locals. it's easy to blame the pilot because he's dead i think the airport itself is to blame family and friends are waiting for answers but all they can do now is remember those they've lost. yes are still your r t russia your region and you can take a closer look at the crash site in northwest russia on our website snapshots from
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the spot are out there just go to photo galleries in the online exclusive section to get instant access you can also find more on the other mean news stories of the week and that's all at our website r.t. dot com. this week has seen a number of reports of growing civilian casualties in libya in the latest nato bombing tripoli says fifteen people were killed in the eastern town of brag a claim denied by the airlines libyan officials say over eight hundred civilians have died since the operation began in march i tease maria financial reports now on how many libyans are desperate to flee to safety. this family hasn't had the war quiet and peaceful like this one for months they've escaped from the libyan rebel stronghold of benghazi to hide in this refugee camp in the west of the country after a life in their native town became a nightmare. it's not safe there anymore it's become dangerous and it's not only because of explosions and gunshots one day people from the government in you call
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them rebels we call them terrorists came to me and told me we have to arrest your daughter because we know that she supports gadhafi. these cave has been long and hard for the win in their family well i remember that occurred and i had to hide for some time from them as they've been searching for me then we knew there was a bus coming from benghazi to tennessee or the bus with the rebels for their purposes we took that bus with our faces covered and everybody was against gadhafi on it we told them that we were also against him and they lot of sin son was brother dr sabri a surgeon has also fled the city he says they've made three attempts on his life but he only finally left when he saw a killing. to kill from from or from your killing him in front of ice your own good his body on the world that. the doctor says people from the national transitional council were behind it this is the rebels official political body set
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up after the revolution in libya started in the mid february its members are recognized by many countries throughout the world as the all legitimate representatives of libya there is no. venue there will be in you so you will be. there you are again it's. about freedom and democracy there is no freedom or democracy we just want to bury the refugees here say they now finally feel safe but it's not that safe from the side of the frontline either. these people have gathered in the west of tripoli to bury those killed in. striking code until even government officials a bomb landed on the private compound and flattened it killing fifteen people including three kids this conflict has to come to an end immediately which is very unlikely to happen any time soon the new dog ground in the symmetry still fresh well made too has already claimed that the operation to protect civilians must go
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on with clashes containing and benghazi and nato intensifying its bombardment of tripoli both eastern and western parts of the country are perilous to say and people are dying on both sides of the frontline many on the ground fear that when the democracy the west talks about will finally come here there won't be enough people left to experience it. were even ocean r.t. reporting from western libya. investigative journalist michael cohen says nato won't be deflected by concern for civilians and its ultimate aim to control libya's resources. they have killed more civilians that the losses from the initials problems there feels more civilians than lives or bombings so the real idea is not protect civilians the rio de is to achieve the economical strategy called the interest of the of the west us in europe i mean the oil i mean the financial
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reserves of libya i remind that the us is a bankrupt country and also all preventing that kind of would be a sort of turn of to do i.m.f. some buying for african development the old idea is to make the public international opinion accept the idea that nato is a cup of the world the that nato has the right to make wars where they want to revisit the people in hospitals and we saw victims this is million population is attacked that must be very. it has nothing to do with him in the chair and will. and it's not just for intervention in libya that's claiming a growing number of civilian lives as we reveal later in the program. when the us started seeing people who are members of all by the new arabian peninsula and then i think the real worry is that it expands this war to the point where so many people join up with al qaeda the u.s.
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is under fire for the use of drone attacks in pakistan and yemen we question whether the strategy is helping to fight terrorism in the region or foster it. plus japan's nuclear disaster under-estimated we visit fukushima city declared safe by the authorities to find radiation levels there are one thousand times the norm. this week the under arrest in syria continued with around twenty people reportedly killed in the latest outbreak of violence between security forces and demonstrators they are continuing to go out on the streets calling on president bashar assad to step down this is despite his speech on monday in which he promised liberal reforms in return for an answer to the violence a three month long crackdown has reportedly left fourteen hundred people dead joshua landis director of the center for middle east and he's taller t. that the situation in the country might be a deadly stalemate. if europe wanted to starve syria they could do it in the same
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way that europe star iraq of course once you go down the road if the government doesn't crumble as it didn't do when you rock but then you have to take military intervention because you can't just start people forever it's hard to read the future of syria the situation could bubble on the way it's going now for some time if you think that things are going to reach a climax are going to be regime change but there aren't we saw this in libya we saw the iraq we're seeing it in iran that you increase the pressure but then you just grind along in a very unhappy situation and that could be the. syria for some time. e.u. leaders have agreed on a new bailout for greece but only after strict budget cuts are imposed the vote on a proposed twenty billion euros therapy plan is expected on wednesday if approved it will also mean another tranche of last year's bailout will be handed over to greece the latest developments prompted immediate reaction from euro skeptics who
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held a mock funeral in brussels for the ailing single currency the argue that attempts to bail out greece are too little too late and that the crisis will help bring about the downfall of the eurozone. if we just keep pumping money into greece it's only putting off the death of their economy they are already bankrupt we have to wake up and smell the coffee and say enough is enough greece she's going to go all in is going to go portugal and of course the big one the everyone is worried about is the state of spying that is what some of our banks like barclays. buying because clearly the property slump is much bigger than the spanish government is telling people they say they're going to be in a drop of a two percent how the radio shows and people are losing seventy percent sixty percent in the value of their homes in their developments spain will be the next one but why should we the u.k. taxpayer pay an average of the german taxpayer pay for the ineptitude of the greek
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government well as the greek crisis unravels public you worry continues to spill into the streets of athens another strike is planned to coincide with your sturdy vote next week so here is part of the selector at the university of the aegean says the return to a national currency could be the way out for greece. the problem is we cannot do it we are giving twelve billion lifeline. the biggest part of which is going to be used to repay to repay previous did this is totally absurd it is for the benefit of greek people to have an immediate exit from the europe from the eurozone the euro is a monetary absurdity in a way it's a totally irrational finance that a monetary architecture that is also a contributing factor to the debt crisis and in general to social crisis in greece so i think that it's going back to
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a national currency and the regaining public control in a way national control of monetary policy is a very necessary step to be taking it is not a road to disaster as the government is saying on the contrary it's going to be a very positive step the far right dutch politician dirigible there is has been cleared of charges of inciting hatred and discrimination while there is went on trial for comments on islam he made in a public debate he compared their religion to knox is an uncalled for a ban on the koran the court ruled the remarks were offensive but didn't break any law and immigration sentiment is on the rise in europe with even leaders agreeing on friday to tighten border control remain in the union member of the european parliament philip klein i says was multiculturalist politics failing it may be time to go to more radical solutions. we've always been told that multiculturalism and was going to be great and was going to solve
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a lot of problems on the contrary it has become a problem in itself and it's very important that everyone should be able to know to put forward his own solutions to the problem and that it is balanced and free debate people from outside of europe who come to any country in the european union shewed that themselves to the loco also loco. way of living as the romans do and this is very important multiculturalism and reality does not work in europe. big problems in major cities major capitals in western europe where we see parallel societies that have emerged you know with so many people who don't feel they have to adapt themselves to the way of living in the country they went to and so this has to change i think we need a much more restrictive immigration and integration policy you can find more opinions on that story at our website r.t. dot com let's take a look at what else is available for you online right now. and russian gymnastics
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champion and duma devotee is named one of the world's sexiest politicians by an american newspaper see who else made the list. and it may be summertime in russia but it seems when their fun is always welcome find out why this famous park is offering seasonal activities this weekend. it will now be easier for russian political parties to win seats in the lower house of parliament as the president has signed a bill lowering the threshold from seven percent to five percent of the votes
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speaking to the media before the decision dmitri medvedev said it could also be possible to lower that figure to three percent the president said that this is needed to boost political competition and help modernize the country seven percent threshold was introduced in two thousand and seven by his predecessor pollutant. well hoping to give that competition some fresh impetus is one of russia's richest men who has set his sights on politics brought her of has been elected leader of the right cause party which plans to run in december of parliamentary elections it's calling for a more liberal russia but proper of himself didn't want to call it an opposition party she spoke exclusively to the billionaire who says he wants to be the prime minister. i'm not the kind of person who tends to dream or plunge into illusions we have particular goals to get into russia's lower house of parliament with the maximum number of votes what i also understand is that i could be a good prime minister if the party successful i would fight for disposition.
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and go watch this interview in full in about an hour's time here on r t meantime the u.s. has stepped up its drone attacks in pakistan the latest killing at least twelve on monday but a growing number of civilian deaths in the strikes have sparked public anger with concerns the action is driving up the number of extremist recruits and now with reports that the u.s. plans to expand its drone war on yemeni territory criticism against a strategy stronger than ever to count reports. the u.s. is looking to expand its war on terror but its methods are under fire. in pakistan cia drone strikes aim at terrorists but end up killing mostly civilians public outrage is growing hatred and anger foster more terror if you push them against the wall then if this militancy and don't use them is going to increase this is not dissolution because if you're attacking them by drones and they're not part of the
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war there are good ones on the other side who which party they're going to join in pakistan in the one year the u.s. strikes killed seven hundred civilians but netted only five actual militant leaders many pakistanis are furious at their government for helping the americans kill their own people they accuse their leaders of doing that in exchange for billions of dollars from washington americans on the other hand are not too happy with what they get in return for their billions how and do we support governments allied to us when we say enough is enough most governments lie to each other that's the way business gets done and meet all the cheerleading about bin laden's killing the us has stepped up drone strikes in pakistan. and pakistan in a number of civilian casualties that result because of the drone strikes are showing this like the taleban. in other groups in pakistan to recruit new numbers
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and they're doing that. in excel or in case washington now sees yemen as the most dangerous al qaida outpost and he's planning to step up drone attacks on the country as the abolition of basing the persian gulf specifically for that purpose especially now when bin nonce replacement i'm on also ari is not to be building up as already significant presence in yemen. the us had been cooperate in with yemeni counterterrorism forces in targeting al qaida but they've since left the field preoccupy. that was a nationwide turmoil against the sollie regime that means the americans are likely to have a freer hand going it alone with the cia to take a central role because the agency is not subject to the accountability the u.s. military is legally under expect more bombs to fall on yemen when the us starts to hit people who are members of the new arabian peninsula then i think the real worry
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is that it expands this war to the point where so many people join up with al qaeda there's fury in yemen over the killing of scores of civilians by the drone strikes in want to tack there the american military presumably ming at an al qaida training camp ended up killing dozens of women and children in another strike a year ago a drone mistakenly killed a deputy governor in yemen his family and eight with the expansion of the drone war it seems to go once the seeking only in this town the fighting on might or analysts say some of them maybe the terms of this is all the bases are not having taking on the force of the state and that their bombing and the lack of accountability when it comes to their return that adds more paradox the last friday where that mary-kate body bomb terror at the same time i am going to check out reporting. are . learning lessons from the japanese crisis that was the key point of a five day nuclear form that and that in vienna on friday but how do they are
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findings match up to reality are thomas went to a city just outside the twenty kilometer no go zone to witness the deadly legacy of the disaster for himself. the ominous and constant ticking of geiger counters has scientists working in fukushima city concerned and or some of the i'm in charge of the group of radiation detection and survey from fukushima university where now thinking their vacation protocol and process set up by the japanese government is not enough and myself i think i should evacuate from this area but because of my job at the university i can't my family and my friends' families are of a much officially fukushima city is in a safe area eighty kilometers from the daiichi plant reactor one and a full sixty kilometers outside the band danger zone but still radiation levels here are much higher than normal. just to give you an idea of the consistency right now the diagram is really really quite chilling nine of micro ringgits which is
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about thirty times what is more than the accepted level but it will come down here to where i just saw it all and a lot of it collected the radiation will quickly jumped out but it's still climbing earlier we got a reading of night and now i look at my career which is about a thousand times more than what is really accepted level of a little. but in order to claim that fukushima is truly safe from leaking radiation the japanese government has had to be creative with the numbers but the government did they change the redish a quantum level standard the levels from one. minute. to twenty minutes even twenty times. the. standards before the accident and now. they raise the. standard so that they can say it's safe but actually the standard has changed the new higher levels mean that
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fukushima can be classed as being outside of the exclusion zone some say that evacuating the city would be simply impractical given the huge numbers of people affected to try and mitigate the circumstances to some degree a group of scientists have teamed up to find a simple ways to reduce the radiation levels. we're just trying to do a pilot project and do d.d. contamination. by ourselves and we are not to using our special equipment we just use normal child both. scoops. we just. saw a small effort to bring some security to a community facing a scary and uncertain future in fukushima city sean thomas r.t. . risk taking journeys across the world's largest country along with spellbinding stories are now accessible around the clock that's after our t. dock and a channel all about russia was launched on thursday is there
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