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the week's top stories here in our to russia mourns the forty six victims of tuesday's plane crash in the northwest of the country with six survivors still in a critical condition. the surge in the number of civilian casualties from nato airstrikes in tripoli and intensified greg down and cut off supporters of benghazi forced maddie to flee to say for parts of the country. time to bury is a hero anger builds in the e.u. as its leaders agree on yet another bailout for greece while the blogs demands 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 artie's newly launched documentary channel.
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one more survivor of two zeus' blank crashed in northwestern russia has died in hospital bringing the total death toll to forty six a couple of one three four heading from moscow to russia's republic of korea only a question landed on a busy major road just a kilometer from its destination six people who survived the crash remain in a critical condition tests are still your reports. struggling to keep her composure is in disbelief at the sudden death of her friend. i do not understand why it happened she was one of the best people i've ever known i do not understand maybe it's frayed the why did it have to happen. the russian premier league football referee. just one of the forty four killed monday night with a tuple of one three four carrying fifty two people from moscow to bet as of northwestern russia crashed on this road missing the runway by a kilometer twenty four hours later the crash claimed another victim when one of
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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 sight of the crash has been cleaned up the roads have been reopened the wreckage of the plane completely removed but there are still career marks evidence like this chorus that reminds people of the tragedy that struck on monday night and for those who have been here to witness the rest it seems 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 away from the plane. you'd get me was one of the first that the scene his house only metres away from where the plane came down. i heard the explosion and ran outside the lights went out i ran into the science and we started rescuing people. two women and the pilot he
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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 causes 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 lost. deaths are still your r t russia your region. and you can take a closer look at the crash site in northwest russia on our web site. snapshots from the spot are out there just go to photo galleries in the online exclusive section to get instant access and you can also find more on the other big news stories of
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the week that's all our website. this week has seen a number of reports of growing civilian casualties in the in the way this nato bombing tripoli says fifteen people were killed in the eastern town of brag a claim denied by the airlines maybe it officials say over eight hundred civilians have died since the operation began in march or it is more of an arson reports now on the how many libyans are desperate to flee to safety these family hasn't had the wall quiet and peaceful like this one for months they've escaped to the libyan rebel stronghold of benghazi to hide in this refugee camp in the west of the country to 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 gun show one day people from the government and been you call them rebels we call them terrorists came to me and told me we have to arrest
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your daughter because we know that she supports khadafi. these cave has been long and hard for the win in their family but 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. taken from from or from i see you killing him in front of ice your own good his body on the world that was because the doctor says people from the national transitional council were behind it this is the rebels official political body set up after the revolution in libya started in the mid february its members are recognized by many countries throughout the world as the your legitimate
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representatives of libya very. very very so you would be. where you are again it's. about freedom and democracy there is no freedom or democracy there is 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 the air strike called in to leave and government officials a bomb landed on the private compound and flattened they had killing fifteen people including three kids this conflict has to come to an end immediately which is very unlikely to happen any time soon when you are dug around in these symmetries still fresh while nato has already claimed that to your peroration to protect civilians to go on those clashes containing in benghazi and nato intensifying its bombardment
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of tripoli both eastern and west. parts of the country a perilous to stay in 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 they'll last me enough people left to experience it. we're even. with putin for a western libya professor a lawrence davidson from west chester university in pennsylvania told r.t. that nato has understood from the very beginning that it's humanitarian operation will inevitably bring civilian deaths what this calls into question is the original justification for american intervention which was humanitarian my own personal opinion is that that was always a just a media story for our domestic consumption you cannot intervene in anywhere with this level of munitions and not kill civilians so ok you're
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going to protect civilians by intervening with the type of munitions that cannot avoid killing civilians and i'm think that nato and its commanders and the president and the politicians involved in this are beyond the point of no return so they simply cannot stop in terms of their own mind what they've invested in this and therefore they will end up doing whatever is necessary to secure victory in libya and they will project media stories to cover. and it's not just foreign intervention in libya that's claiming a growing number of civilian lives as we reveal later in the program. when the u.s. starts to hit people who are members of al qaeda new arabian peninsula and then i think the real worry is that it expands this war to the point where so many people
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join up with al qaeda. the u.s. 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 fostering. plus japan's nuclear disaster underestimated visit fukushima city declared safe by distorting is defined radiation levels there are one thousand times the norm. two people have reportedly been killed in syria after security forces opened fire at the funerals of protesters and comes as demonstrations continue on the streets calling on president bush to step down 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 just a lead as director at the center for middle east studies told r.t. that the situation in the country my be deadly stalemate. if europe wanted to
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starve syria they could do it in the same 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 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 probably 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 and there aren't we saw this in libya we saw this 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 future of syria for some time. e.u. leaders have agreed on a new bailout for greece but only after strict budget cuts are imposed a vote on a proposed twenty billion euro is tara the plan is expected on wednesday if approved and also mean another tranche of last year's bailout will be handed over to greece the latest developments prompted immediate reaction from euro skeptics
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who held a mock funeral in brussels for the ailing single currency they 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 put 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 supply and that is one 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 eighteen percent how the radio shows in spain people are losing seventy percent sixty percent in the value of their homes in their developments spain will be the next one to topple but why should we the u.k. taxpayer pay and you the german taxpayer pay for the ineptitude of the greek
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government. well as the greek crisis unravels public fuehrer it continues to spill into the streets of athens another strike is planned to coincide with the vote next week so here is part of the audience a lecture at the university of the d.n.c. as they return to national currency could be the way out of greece. the problem is we cannot do it we are giving twelve billion lifeline in them but the biggest part of which is going to be used to repay it to repay previous did this is totally absurd it is for the benefit of greek people to have an immediate exit from the euro from the eurozone the euro is a monetary absurdity in a way it's a totally irrational financial and monetary architecture that is also a contributing factor to that crisis and in general to social crisis in greece so i
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think that going back to 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 geert wilders has been cleared of charges of inciting hatred and discrimination well there is went on trial for comments on islam he made in a public debate you compare the religion to knox is a cult for a ban on the koran the judge said the remarks were offensive but didn't break any law and some a gratian sentiment is on the rise in europe was a new leaders agreeing on friday to tighten border controls within the union member of the european parliament philip kleist says was multiculturalist politics failing it may be time for more radical solutions. we've always been told that multiculturalism 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 the balanced and free debate people from outside of europe who come to any country in the european union shoot themselves to the local also local way. living as a romans do and this is very important multiculturalism in reality does not work in europe we'll see 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 that 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 and it is i'm more opinions on that story on our website r t dot com on now let's take a look at what else is available for you online right now. the russian gymnastics
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champion and deputies named one of the world's sexiest politicians by an american newspaper see who else made the list. and it may be summer time in russia but it seems winter fun is always welcome find out why moscow is famous board park is offering and seasonal attendees this weekend. from the. world cup. it will now be easier for russian political parties to win seats in the lower house of parliament as a president has signed a bill lowering of the threshold from seven percent to five percent of the votes
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speaking to the media before the decision to be terminated 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 a seven percent and threshold was introduced in two thousand and seven by his predecessor. well hoping to give that competition some fresh impetus as one of russia's richest man who has set his sights on politics we help proper of has been elected leader of the right cause party which plans to run december parliamentary elections it's calling for a more liberal of russia but of himself didn't want to call the opposition party 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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well you can watch that interview in full in an hour's time here in r.t. . 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 are sparked public anger was 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 and yemeni territory criticism against a strategy stronger than ever parties got as you can 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 him is going to increase this is no more
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dissolution because if you're attacking them by drones and they're not part of the war there are good ones on the other side who which probably they're going to join in pakistan in the one year the u.s. strikes killed seven hundred civilians but net it 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 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 made all the cheerleading about bin laden's killing the u.s. has stepped up drone strikes in pakistan. and pakistan in a number of civilian casualties that result because of the drone strikes by
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a string that's like the taleban you know. in other groups in pakistan to recruit new members and they're doing their. salary base washington now sees yemen as the most dangerous al qaeda outpost and he's planning to step up drone attacks on the country and stablish ing abasing the persian gulf specifically for that purpose especially now when bin nonce replacement iman also ari is not to be building up as already significant presence in yemen. the u.s. had been cooperated with yemeni counterterrorism forces in targeting al qaida but they've since left the field preoccupied. 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
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hit people who are members of the new arabian peninsula then i think the real worry 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 amidst all the fighting on might analysts say some of them made the turns that this is all the praise mark not having taking down the board symphony and that they're bombing and the lack of accountability when it comes to feel that the areas that had more parrot on the west ratted me out with the american a body and fostering terror at the same time i am going to check our reporting. our . learning lessons from the japanese crisis that was the key point of
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a five day nuclear formed and it in vienna friday but how do their findings match up to reality artie's john 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. 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 evacuating. officially fukushima city is in a safe area eighty kilometers from the day to plant reactor one and a full sixty kilometers outside the band danger zone but still radiation levels
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here are much higher than normal. just to give you an idea of the consistency right now the battleground is really quite two nine micro ringgits which is about thirty times what is more than the accepted level but if you come down here to where i just saw a little and a moderate collection the regular quickly jumped out but it's still climbing earlier we got a reading of nytol now in my career which is about a thousand times more than a widely accepted level of state regulation. but in order to claim that fukushima is truly safe from leaking radiation the japanese government has had to be creative with the numbers more the government did they change the. standard the levels from one. to twenty minutes even twenty times. the. standards before the accident and now. they raise the. the standard so that they can say it's safe
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but actually the standard has changed the new higher levels mean that 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 simple ways to reduce the radiation levels. we're just trying to do a pilot project do d.d. contamination. by ourselves and we are not to using especially men we just use normal child bolts. scoops. we just. have to topsoil is a small effort to bring some security to a community facing a scary and uncertain future in fukushima city sean thomas r.t. . breathtaking journeys across the world's largest country along with spellbinding
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