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headlines on the top stories from the week people including a teenage girl died in hospital following monday's passenger plane crash in russia bringing the number of victims to forty seven. reports of mounting civilian deaths across political cleansing by rebels in benghazi for many to search for safety. skeptics in the euros. a multibillion bailout for greece that sparked anger in. the back of the main stories of the past week and the latest developments this is the weekly here. a man and a teenage girl who are among eight survivors of monday night's plane crash in
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northwestern russia have died in hospital one three four heading from moscow to russia's republic of korea crash landed on a major road just a kilometer from the runway the disaster has now claimed forty seven 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 frayed the why did it have to happen. the russian premier league football referee bloody meerkat just one of the forty four killed monday night when he did live one through four carrying fifty two people from moscow that there's a what's going on with western russia crashed on this road missing the runway by a kilometer. it's awful my late husband was a pilot he had landed planes at this airport many times it's very personal to me
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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 marks evidence like this birth for us that reminds people of the tragedy that struck on monday night and for those who have been here to witness the rest see 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 on the scene his house only meters away from where the plane came down. and i heard the explosion and. the lights went out i ran to the site and we started rescuing people. two women and. 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
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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 the family and friends are waiting for answers but all they can do now is remember those. tests are silly r.t. . and you can find more details of the people of one three four crash on our website just go to. the online exclusive section to get instant access and also for more on the main news stories of the week analysis and blogs all that available online all the time dot com. if you number of civilian casualties in libya is reportedly rising drastically the government says
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a nato air strike has killed at least fifteen people in the eastern town of brega. saying it attacked buildings in the back of an area deemed legitimate military targets opposition leaders in benghazi say they expect to receive proposal 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. promotion i went to meet some of. these 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 are gonna show one day people from the government and then you call them rebels we call them terrorists came to me and told me we have to arrest your daughter because we know that she said. these caves has been long and
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hard for the win and they family well i remember i was in a cup and i had 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 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 good a. and they let us send son was a brother as sort of read 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 from or from i.c.u. killing him in front of i.c.u. paying gig 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. venue there will be in you.
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you must be with them and you are against them they took about freedom and democracy there is no freedom or democracy they just want to bury all the refugees here so he now finally feel safe and it's not that safe from the sound of the front line either because these people have gathered in the west of tripoli to bury those killed in the airstrike he called into the government officials bomb landed on the private compound and flattened the road killing the fifteen people including three kids this conflict has to come to an end immediately which is very unlikely to happen anytime soon as well nato has already claimed that the operation to protect civilians must go on with clashes containing and benghazi and nato intensifying its bombardment of tripoli both eastern and western parts of the country are perilous
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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 regional. reporting from western libya. investigative journalist michele cohen says that nato wouldn't be deflected by concern for civilians as its ultimate aim is to control libya's natural resources and financial reserves they are killed mall civilians that the losses from the initials problems there feels more civilians the nato bombings so the real idea is not protect civilians to rio de east to achieve the economical strategical interest off there of the west us in europe i mean the oil i mean the financial reserves of libya i remind that the us is a bankrupt country and also preventing that kind of fear would be
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a sort of turn of the used to the i.m.f. some buying for african development revisit the people in the hospitals and we saw victims and you did the civilian population is attacked that must be very clear it has nothing to do with him in a chair and war. and with nato intervention in libya stalemate and civilian casualties mounting the u.s. is coming under fire on a different front washington's unmanned drone strikes are being blasted for fighting global terror people grow tired of the ever increasing number of victims. and also still to come this hour to investigate the real radiation situation in japan's fukushima nuclear plant the international community talking atomic security that. story still to come first the european union has agreed to greece one more time but only if athens introduces savage new austerity
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measures the greek parliament's vote on the constantly more than one hundred billion euros is expected on cheese day the proposals of course an angry response from the greek public for the promise of massive protests for the may be decisive not only for the fate of greece but also the. skeptics in brussels even states a symbolic funeral for the currency to turn a spanish justice electric the university of the police that greece can only move forward by banning 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 debt 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
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a contributing factor to that crisis and in general to social crisis in greece so i think that going back to a national kerensky 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 the government is saying on the contrary it's going to be a very positive step. and john gone to the e.u. referendum campaign in britain is also hit hard 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
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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 are being reducing our liabilities and buying because clearly the property slump in spy is much bigger than the spanish government is telling people they solution to being a drop of a two percent the radio shows in spain people are losing seventy percent sixty percent in the fire you of their homes and their development spain will be the next one but why should we the u.k. taxpayer pay energy the german taxpayer pay for the ineptitude of the greek government john gaunt they have a five day nuclear form in vienna this week saw widespread agreement for increased safety measures following japan's atomic crisis in march r.t. shaun thomas went to fukushima just outside the twenty kilometer no go zone around the stricken plant to witness the deadly legacy of the disaster himself. the ominous and constant ticking of geiger counters has scientists working in
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fukushima city concerned similar i'm in charge of the group of radiation detection and survey from fukushima university where now thinking very occasional protocol and across a set up by the jet 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 evacuated. 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 quite two nine my girl really gets about thirty times what is more than the accepted level but if you come down here to where the soil and a lot of it collected the radiation will quickly jumped out and it's still climbing earlier we got a reading of nigel nine. which is about a thousand times more than
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a wildly accepted level of religion. 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 ease day change the. standard the lebanese 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 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
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levels. we're just trying to do a pilot project. on time initial work by ourselves and we are not using a 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 r.t. . malcolm grimston formerly with the u.k. atomic energy authority is now a policy analyst for the chatham house think tank in london he says there should be no holding back of data be cause it causes public concern. but i don't believe 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
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looking about 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 which undoubtedly people are going to think that the earth origins 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 that way. dozens of people have been killed in afghanistan in separate bombings over the past two days the attacks funny president obama's announcement of his troop withdrawal strategy that latest attack in a hospital in eastern afghanistan left at least thirty five dead with some reports putting the death toll at sixty it comes amid heightened tension between coalition forces and the afghan army 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 year that has been met with hostility among u.s. military leadership but i didn't combat veteran antiwar activist. believes the presence of foreign forces only breed incentives. the longer that the u.s.
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stays and nato stays inside of afghanistan the more enemies we create because what 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 sentiment 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 could 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 work karzai and
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his cronies will steal it. and as the u.s. begins to wind down its presence in afghanistan it's coming under fire in a different front in neighboring pakistan public anger over mounting civilian casualties from u.s. drone strikes is a boiling point and reports new plans to expand u.s. drone strikes in yemen prompting fears of a search in terrorism. the u.s. 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 net it only five actual militant leaders of. pakistan in the number of civilian casualties that result because of the drone strikes. missed like the taliban and al qaeda and other groups in pakistan pure recruit new numbers and they're doing that. so many pakistanis are furious at their government
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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 on to support governments or large ones when do we say enough is enough most governments lie to each other and so a business gets done washington now sees yemen as the most dangerous 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 launched replacement i'm on also ari as you are doing building our already significant presence in yemen. the us had been cooperated with yemeni counterterrorism forces in targeting al qaida but they've since left the field preoccupied instead with a nation wide turmoil against the sollie regime that means the americans are likely
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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 u.s. starts to 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 security in. yemen over the killing of scores of civilians by the drone strikes in one attack there the american military presumably aiming at an al qaida training camp ended up killing dozens of interest rate in another strike a year ago a drone mistakenly killed a deputy governor in yemen his family and aides with the expansion of the throne for its influence is seeking only in the south of the fighting al qaida analysts say some of the main feature in this call the facepalm are not having to take into account the fourth of the nation that they're bombing and the lack of
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accountability when it comes to the in-depth features that adds more paradox the web strategy may ask what america is fighting and fostering terror at the same time i am getting check out reporting on our. well still to come this hour here in the new battle of tora well we follow one man's struggle to preserve a world war two battleground to remember the fallen that's in a special report coming your way in the next hour. 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. to see we are surrounded by grabbers everywhere but also there are. on this beach which of course is where most appropriate signification is a symbol of everything that's wrong with our goddamn government allowing not only
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garbage but to a chair were it were so many guys died. a new battle is going on. history be protected. return to terra what julian cooper story on our t.v. . more parties could soon be represented in russia's lower house of parliament after the president proposed a lowering of the threshold from seven to five percent of the vote that will be the minimum level needed to take up a seat in the duma speaking before that decision said it could be possible to lower that figure three percent in the future reform aims to boost political competition and help modernize the country. pointed out that the december parliamentary election will be held using the current regulations the change in the threshold if implemented will apply to elections in twenty sixty. well hoping to give politics
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some fresh impetus as one of russia's richest men who has set his sights on the parliament we call has been elected leader of the right cause party which plans to run in december elections it stands for more liberal russia but himself didn't want to call it an opposition group the promise to make. a party of the second largest party united russia and said he would like to become prime minister one day an exclusive interview with the billionaire is coming up in fifteen minutes from now here's a brief previously well. i'm not the kind of person who turns the dreamer 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. only this week the far right to dutch politician builders has been cleared of charges of inciting hatred and discrimination he went on trial for publicly comparing is
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atlanta nuts isn't 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 immigration sentiment in europe on friday e.u. leaders agreed to tighten their mental bill in parliament member philip klein says with multiculturalist politics failing maybe time for more radical solutions. we've always been told that multiculturalism 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 you 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 and shoot themselves through the local rolls the local way of living as a romans do and this is very important multiculturalism in reality does not work in
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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 traveling to the most breathtaking and remote regions of russia delving into history and getting to know ancient traditions all that is available to you on the new documentary channel which was launched on thursday he's done a push cover takes a closer look at what's on offer. they travel through snow and rain and cross rivers as they go hunting beyond their polar circle and take to the skies they talk to go through shamans and study dusty archives they are the team of documentary and you channel made by those who want to share their discoveries over
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