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oddities and latest headlines on the top stories from the week a teenage girl dies in hospital becoming the victim of monday's passenger plane crash in northwest russia. reports of a mounting a civilian deaths across in libya and political cleansing by rebels in benghazi forcing many to search for safety outside their hometowns. skeptics in the brussels stage of the euros a funeral as leaders hash out yet another multibillion euro bailout but new austerity cuts spog. and get to know russia better with a new documentary china taking journeys across areas of natural beauty and delving into centuries of rich history.
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you're watching the weekly here on out see it's where we highlight the top stories of the week research a teenage girl who was among eight survivors of monday night's plane crash in northwestern russia has. died in hospital a tupelo one three four heading from moscow to russia's republic of crash landed on a major road just a kilometer from the runway the disaster has now claimed forty six lives. sent this report from the crash site. struggling to keep her composure john is in disbelief at the sudden death of a 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 the want to to have to happen. the russian premier league football referee bloody me a bit i just want of the forty four killed monday night when he did a live one for me for carrying fifty two people from moscow to theirs of what's going on with western russia crashed on this road missing the runway by kilometer
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two of the survivors a ten year old boy and a teenage girl later died in hospital. when i heard the little boy 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 clear it marks evidence like this for us that reminds people of the tragedy that struck on monday night and for those who had been here to witness the rest as they say that those memories are unlikely to go away. i couldn't even fall asleep i kept calling people screaming and pulling forty's away from the plate. was one of the first that seen his house only meters away from where the plane came down. and i heard the explosion and ran outside the lights went out i ran to the side.
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people. two women. 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 the equipment were functioning properly at the time of the crash and they've also refuted initial reports that the navigator had high levels of alcohol in his blood for now they suggest bad weather and pilot error appear to be 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 for family and friends are waiting for answers but all they can do now is remember those. tests are still here are to register with each. other we've got all the latest details on the crash in western russia on our website r.t.
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dot com also for footage from the scene just go to our two dot com photo galleries in the online exclusive section to get instant access there you also find more of the other main news stories of the week analysis blogs all of that of course at the dot com. the number of civilian casualties in libya is reportedly rising drastically the government says a nato air strike has killed at least fifteen people in the eastern town of brega the alliance denies the accusations saying it attacked buildings in abandoned area deemed legitimate military targets opposition leaders in benghazi say they expect to receive proposals from tripoli which could end the drawn out conflict but many in the country believe the rebel force is not interested in peace or democracy. and often i went to meet some of them firsthand. this family hasn't had a wall chua's in peaceful like this one for months they've escaped to the libyan
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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 a gun show one day people from the government and then you call them rebels we call them terrorists came to mean told me i have to arrest your daughter because we know that she said. these keep has been long and hard for the when the family when i remember was it a good night i have to hide for some time from them as they've been searching for me then we knew there was a mass coming from benghazi to tennessee and the bus with the rebels true there would have this. we took that bus in our faces covered and everybody was against gadhafi on it we told them that we were also against him and they lot of sin the son was rather as celebrated as 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. take him from or from or from i.c.u. killing him in front of i.c.u.
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paying good his body on the world of general hospital 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 meat february its members are recognized by many countries throughout the world as the only legitimate representatives of libya there is no. then you there will be a new. you must be was them or you are against them they took about freedom and democracy there is no freedom or democracy they just want to bury the refugees here say they now finally feel safe and it's not that safe from the sound 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 fifteen people including three
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kids this conflict has to come to an end immediately which is very unlikely to happen anytime soon while need to has already claimed that the operation to protect civilians must go on with clashes cantina in 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 front line 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. well international it pulls in from the west and maybe. nato knew from the very beginning that its humanitarian operation would cause civilian deaths so says professor lawrence to concerned about the davidson excuse me from the west chester university in pennsylvania but what is causing to question is the original justification for american intervention which was
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humanitarian my own personal opinion is that that was always a just a media story for our domestic consumption you cannot intervene anywhere with this level of munitions and not kill civilians and there are but the type of munitions that they're using where there are these are are you know piloted aircraft or drones like in afghanistan i mean you cannot avoid it you can't these are not smart weapons whatever they might say and if you're going to attack a building you know and an urban environment you don't know you know there's a margin for error it's a large and you're going to kill civilians there it's just they know that they know that and they've only admitted to one but you know that there has to be more.
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and with nato intervention in libya stalemate and civilian casualties mounting the u.s. is coming under fire on a different from washington's on manda drone strikes have been blasted for fostering not fighting global terror people grow tired of the ever increasing number of. an aussie investigates the real radiation situation at major pan's fukushima nuclear plant as the international community tightens up atomic security. the european union has agreed to bail out greece one more time but only if athens introduces new austerity measures the greek parliament vote on the cuts totaling more than one hundred billion dollars is expected on tuesday the proposals of course an angry response from the greek public with a promise of yet more massive protests for the vote may be decisive not only for the fate of greece but also that of the ailing euro skeptics in brussels even staged a symbolic funeral for the currency so thomas a pound of justice
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a lecturer at the university of the believes greece can only move forward by abandoning what he calls the absurdity of the euro. 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 debt 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 euro zone 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 think that going back to our national kerensky and regaining public control in a way national control of monetary policy is
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a very necessary step to be taking it is not a road to disaster the government is saying on the contrary it's going to be a very positive step. meantime john gaunt of the e.u. referendum campaign in britain has also hit out at the euro he says the currency is on its last legs and it's time to stop wasting billions trying to keep a failed concept afloat 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 is going to go all in is going to go portugal and of course the big one that everyone is worried about is the state of spine that is one of our banks like barclays being reducing our liabilities and buying because clearly the property slump in spain is much bigger than the spanish government is telling people places and even a drop of a two percent on the radio shows in spain people are losing seventy percent sixty
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percent in the fire you of their homes and their developments spain will be the next one to topple but why should we the u.k. taxpayer pay energy the german taxpayer pay for the ineptitude of the greek government. if you're watching the weekly here on r t welcome to it more parties could soon be represented in russia's lower house of parliament for the president proposed a lowering of the threshold from seven to five percent of the vote that's the minimum level needed to take up a seat in the duma speaking before the decision to be treatment said it could be possible to lower that figure to three percent in the future reform to boost political competition and help to modernize the country however many are deaf pointed out that the december parliamentary election will be held using the current regulations the changing the threshold if implemented apply to elections in two thousand and sixteen. well hoping to give politics some fresh impetus is one of russia's richest men who has now set his sights on the parliament. off has been
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elected leader of the right cause party which plans to run in december elections it stands for a more liberal russia but profit off himself didn't want to call it and. he promised to make the white horse the second largest after the united russia and said he would like to one day become prime minister spoke exclusively to the billionaire well. i'm not the kind of person who tends to dream or plunges into allusions 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. and you can watch that interview in full little bit later this hour right here on. now u.s. drone strikes on pakistan a traditional ally of washington have long been a matter of controversy the number of civilian deaths which by some accounts
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outnumber the number of militants killed is thought to be pushing more recruits towards extremist cells as artie's a gun h can report new plans to expand u.s. drone strikes into yemen prompting fears of a surge in terrorism the us is looking to expand its war on terror but its methods are under fire in pakistan in the one year that cia drone strikes killed seven hundred civilians but netted only five actual militant leaders. and done in a number of civilian casualties that result because of the drone strikes are extremists like the taleban. and other groups present in pakistan to recruit new members in their doing that. many pakistanis are furious at their government for helping the americans kill their own political make use their leaders of doing that in exchange for bunions of dollars in washington americans on the other hand are
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not too happy with what they get in return for their billions how into support. governments or large ones when do say enough is enough most governments lie to each other and so a business gets done washington now sees yemen as the most dangerous all kind of outpost and he's planning to step up drone attacks on the country establishing a base in the persian gulf specifically for that purpose especially now when been monitoring the placement i'm on also ari is not to be building omble quite as already significant presence in yemen is leave. the us had been cooperated with yemeni counterterrorism forces in targeting al qaida but they've since left the field preoccupied instead with the 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 us
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military is legally under expect more bombs to fall on yemen when the us starts to hit people who are members of all by 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 their security in yemen over the killing of scores of civilians by the drone strikes in want to tack they are the american military presumably at an al qaida training camp any doubt attorney doesn't look great in another strike a year ago a drone mistakenly killed a deputy governor in yemen his family and ate with the expansion of the drone for its influence in seeking only a misnomer legally binding on the client i can only say some of them may be in terms of visible on the face mark not having taking down the boards of the nation that their mommy and the lack of accountability when it comes to sydney and that peter is that he had more carried on in one battle campaign where the american body
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and bombs during terror at the same time i am going to check out with forty. more. now dozens of. people have been killed in afghanistan in separate bombings over the past two days the attacks follow president obama's announcement of his troop withdrawal strategy the latest attack on a hospital in eastern afghanistan left at least thirty five dead with some reports putting the death toll at sixty and comes amid heightened tension between coalition forces and the afghan army after a number of nato soldiers were killed by taliban infiltrators in uniform on wednesday president obama announced the withdrawal of a third of u.s. troops by the end of next you have a plan has been to with hostility among us military leadership but a combat veteran turned activist. believes the presence of foreign forces only helps to breed the insurgency. the longer that the u.s. stays and nato stays inside of afghanistan the more enemies we create because what
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happens in war unintentional consequences innocent people get killed more people join the insurgency that normally wouldn't not having troops there doesn't allow the insurgency to grow we've seen every year the longer troops stay the insurgency grows and anti-american anti western anti european sense of it grows so that's why we should leave and more importantly the not the money we've invested has largely gone to waste and it will continue going to waste by any nation that continues to support it what we can do is provide financial support for n.g.o.s non-governmental institutions that where the money actually hits the ground where the people are at where schools are being built and roads are being built by n.g.o.s if we continue to do that it would be good for the afghans if we continue to give money to the central bank in kabul that's bad because that's where karzai and his cronies will steal it. without
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a lie from moscow and still to come for you the new battle. we follow one man's struggle to preserve a world war two battleground and remember the fall and that's in our special report coming your way next hour here on out say. seventy six hours of intense fighting. six thousand days. of beach front battlefields several kilometers long. and now there is only one person who cares. you see we are surrounded by garbage everywhere but also there are. on this beach which of course is the way most appropriate signification a symbol of everything that's wrong with our goddamn government allowing not only garbage but to accumulate where so many guys died. a new battle is going on. will the history be protected. return
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to terra what julian cooper story on our t.v. . you're watching the weekly here in our city and in some of the week's news the far right dutch politician heard builders' has been cleared of charges of inciting hatred and it discrimination he went on trial for publicly comparing islam to naziism and calling for a ban of the qur'an the court ruled his remarks were offensive but fell within the limits of legitimate political debate the case came amid increasing and sea integration sentiment in europe on friday e.u. leaders agreed to make all of the conditional european a parliament member filip kleist says with multiculturalist politics failing it may be time for more radical solutions. we have always been told that multiculturalism and was going to be great and was going to solve 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
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people from outside of europe to come to any country in the european union. that themselves to the local roles the local way of living as the romans do this is very important multiculturalism in reality does not work in europe we are seeing 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. could have you with us today you are watching out see a five day nuclear four in vienna this week saw widespread agreement for increased safety measures following japan's atomic crisis in march. almost went to fukushima just outside the twenty kilometer no go zone around the stricken plant to what it
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is for himself the deadly legacy of the disaster. the ominous and constant ticking of geiger counters has scientists working in fukushima city concerned and or similar i'm in charge of the group of radiation detection and survey from fukushima university where now thinking their creation 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 family are evacuating. 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 and watch higher than normal. just to give you an idea of the consistency right now the dagger count is really pretty point two nine a micro ring it's about thirty times what it is more than the accepted level but if
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you come down here to where the soil and a lot of it collected the radiation will quickly jumped up and it's still climbing earlier we've got a reading of nigel nile. which is about a thousand times more than what is really accepted level of radiation. but in order to claim that fukushima is truly safe from leaking really usually the japanese government has had to be creative with the numbers of the government did they change the. standard the levels from one. to twenty million twenty times. the. standards before the accident and now. they raise the. the standard so that they can say it's safe but actually the standard house changed the new higher levels mean that fukushima can be classed as being outside the exclusion zone some say that evacuating the city would be simply impractical given the huge
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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 level. we're just trying to. project due time initial work by ourselves and we are not using our special we just use normal child both. groups. just. a small effort to bring some security to a community facing a scary and uncertain future in fukushima city sean thomas. and malcolm grimston formerly with the u.k. atomic energy authority is now a political analyst for the chatham house think tank in london he says that should be no holding back of data because it causes public concern. but i don't believe
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personally that we've seen a massive cover up of information coming from japan what we have seen though i think is a very slow response to questions and attitude which has been far too backward looking about so this is what we think might have been happening two or four weeks ago instead of this is what we think might happen in two or four weeks' time and when that is the attitude undoubtedly people are going to think of the old thirty's are sitting on the information and they don't want to release so until they are more open about it of course people are going to think about way you with r.t. live from moscow city center now traveling to the most breathtaking and remote regions of russia delving into history and getting to know ancient traditions all of that available to you on the new documentary channel which was launched on thursday doris coppa takes a closer look at what's on offer for you. they travel through snow and rain and cross river as they go hunting beyond their polar circle and take to the skies they
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