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latest headlines and the top stories from the week two more people including a teenage girl die in hospital following monday's passenger plane crash in northwest russia bringing the number of victims to forty seven. reports of mounting civilian deaths across libya political cleansing by rebels in benghazi force many to search for safety outside the home tom. skeptics in brussels states the euro's funeral as leaders hash out yet another multibillion for greece but your study cuts sparked anger innocence. with a look back at the main stories of the past week on the latest developments this is the weekly here on our team a man and a teenage girl who are among eight survivors of monday night's plane crash in northwestern russia have died in hospital a cheap one three four heading from moscow to russia's republic of
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a 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 to tiana 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 fate but why did it have to happen. the russian premier league football referee vladimir but by just one of the forty four killed monday night when a duple of one three four carrying fifty two people from moscow to bettors avoids going north western russia crashed on this road missing the runway by 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 the sight of the crash has been cleaned up the roads have been reopened the
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wreckage of the plane completely removed but there are still marks evidence like this bird for us that reminds people of the tragedy that struck on monday night but for those who have been here to witness the rhetoric say as 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 meters away from where the plane came down where. i heard the explosion and ran outside the lights went out i ran to the site and we started rescuing people here we dragged away a man two women and the pilot but 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 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
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error appear to be the likely causes of the crash a suggestion that didn't sit well with some locals just. 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 lost. to us are silly r t russia is clearly a region and you can vote more details of the triple zero one three four crash on our website just go to r.t. dot com and the online exclusive section to get instant access it also far more on the other main news stories of the past week analysis and blogs plenty there for you at r.t. 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 and abandoned area
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the legitimate military targets opposition leaders in benghazi say they expect to receive proposals from tripoli which could end the drawn out conflict many in the country believe the rebel force is not interested in peace or democracy is more of a notion i went to meet some of them. this family hasn't had the war 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 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 and 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 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
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a bus coming from benghazi to nazir 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. take him from or from or from i.c.u. killing him in front of i.c.u. her 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 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 representatives of libya the very. very very well being you so you will be. where you are again it's. about freedom and democracy there is
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no freedom or democracy there is just want to bear all 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 you called in to leave and government officials a bomb landed on the private compound and flattened they had killed fifteen people including three kids this conflict has to come to and immediately which is very unlikely to happen any time soon while nato has already claimed to your peroration to protect civilians to go on those clashes cantina in benghazi and nato intensify in 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 feel that when the democracy the west talks about will finally come here they'll last me enough people left to experience it. but pulls in from western
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libya. nato knew from the very beginning that its humanitarian operation would cause civilian deaths says professor lawrence davidson from west chester university in pennsylvania what does cause him to 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 enter being. anywhere with this level of munitions and not kill civilians and there but the type of munitions that they're using where there are these are are you know piloted aircraft or drones like in the afghanistan i mean you cannot avoid it you can't these are not smart weapons whatever they might say there and if you're going to
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attack a building and enter 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 why but you know that there has to be more. with nato intervention in libya stalemate and civilian casualties mounting u.s. is coming under fire on a different front washington's unmanned drone strikes are being blasted for fostering not fighting global terror people grow tired of the ever increasing number of victims. but not investigates the real radiation situation in japan's fukushima nuclear plant as the international community tightens up atomic security levels. a story started coming first earlier in the week the european union agreed to bail out greece one more time but only if athens introduces savage new austerity measures the greek parliament's vote on the cuts totally more than one hundred
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billion euros is expected on choose day the proposals have caused an angry response from the greek public with a promise of more massive protests the vote may be decisive not only for the fate of greece but also the ailing skeptics in brussels even staged a symbolic funeral for the currency. a lecturer at the university of the aegean believes greece can only move forward by a bad thing what he calls the absurdity of the road. 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 the debt 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 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 the debt crisis and in general to social crisis in greece so i 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. and john gaunt of the e.u. referendum campaign in britain is 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 ireland's going to go portugal and of course the big one everyone is worried about is the state of
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spying that is one of our banks like barclays have been reducing our liabilities in spain because clearly the property slump in spain is much bigger than the spanish government is telling people places and even a drop of eighteen percent of the radio shows in spain people are losing seventy percent sixty percent in the fire you have 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. john gaunt there a five day nuclear form in vienna this week saw widespread agreement for increased safety measures for in japan's atomic crisis in march r.t. shaun thomas went to focus just outside the twenty kilometer no go zone around the stricken plant to witness the deadly legacy of the disaster for himself. the armistice and a constant ticking of geiger counters scientists working in fukushima city concerned. i'm in charge of the group of radiation detection and survey from
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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' families are evacuating. officially fukushima city is in a safe area eighty kilometers from the day to plant a reactor one and a full sixty kilometers outside the banda danger zone but still radiation levels here are much higher than normal. just to give you an idea of the consistency right now the ground is really pretty quiet tonight micro ring it's about thirty times what it is more than the accepted level but if you come down here to where i just saw it all and i'm not what collected the regular quickly jumped up but it's still climbing earlier we got a really good night and now i look at my car and it's about a thousand times more than one of the accepted level of really little. but in order
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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 de change the redish on quantum level standard the levels from one. to twenty million per year to 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 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
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a. project. by ourselves and we are not to using especially men we just use normal charles. 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. . and malcolm grimston formerly with the u.k. atomic energy authority is now a policy analyst for the chatham house think tank in london and he says the holding back of data is leading to widespread 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 an attitude which has been far too backward looking about this is what we think might have been happening two or four weeks ago
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instead of this is what we think might happen in two or four weeks time when that is the attitude. people are going to think it is are sitting on the information of they don't want to release so until they are more open about it of course people are going to think that way. just remind you all of our stories are lined up for you at r.t. dot com along with blogs and expert opinion here's what can be found there right now if you should be playing around with a laser beam one man in southern russia behind bars here to try to blind the plane crews by flashing his red light at the local airport. and a heartfelt apology and captain robot receives an invitation to abortion tasting from the russian football fan came to say sorry for racism at a recent match. dozens
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of people have been killed in afghanistan in separate bombings over the past two days the attacks followed president obama's announcement of his troop withdrawal strategy and his attack on 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 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 year plan has been met with hostility among u.s. military leadership but afghan combat veteran antiwar activist jake deliberate i believe the presence of foreign troops only helps breed insurgency. the longer that the u.s. 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
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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 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 what we can do is provide financial support for n.g.o.s and 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 can 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 and as america winds down its presence in afghanistan is coming under fire in a different front and maybe in pakistan public anger the mounting civilian casualties from u.s.
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drone strikes is that boiling point as if he's gone it's reports new plans to expand drone use to yemen prompting fears of a surge 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. in pakistan in the number of civilian casualties that result because of the drone strikes. that's like the taleban in all qaeda and other groups in pakistan to recruit new numbers and they're doing that. next hour in case 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
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to support governments or large ones when do say enough is enough most governments lie to each other that's the way business gets done in washington now sees yemen as the most dangerous outpost and he's planning to step up drone attacks on the country and stablish ing a base in the persian gulf specifically for that purpose especially now when bin laden's were placement iman also ari is thought to be building up as 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 their 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 military is legally under expect more bombs to fall on yemen when the us starts to hit people who are members of id 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 is security. yemen over the killing of scores of civilians by the drone strikes in want to attack there the american military presumably aiming 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 throng for its influence and seeking only in itself the fighting al qaida analysts say some of the main feature is that it's not all the fates are not having taking into account the force of the base and that their mommy and that lack of accountability when it comes to the city and their returns that it had more paradoxically less strategy that's what the american body politic three here at the same. time got a second album forty. please more parties could soon be represented in russia's
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lower house of parliament after the president proposed a lowering of the threshold from seven to five percent of the vote now that would be the minimum level needed to take up a seat in the duma speaking before the decision to be vetted said it could be possible to lower that figure to three percent in the future reform aims to boost political competition and help modernize the country and limited it 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 sixteen. well hoping to get politics some fresh impetus here is one of russia's richest men who has set his sights on parliament we call pocket of his being elected leader of the right calls party which plans to run in december elections stands for a more liberal russia but himself didn't want to call it an opposition group you promised to make the right calls part of the second largest after united russia and said he would like to become prime minister one day an exclusive interview with the
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billionaire is coming up in fifteen minutes from now but here's a preview. i'm not the kind of person who turns a 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. and as i say that interview coming up very shortly here on well earlier this week the far right dutch politician hit builders' was cleared of charges of inciting hatred and discrimination he went on trial for publicly comparing islam to nuts islam and calling for a ban of the qur'an the court ruled his remarks were offensive fell within the limits of legitimate political debate the case came amid increasing immigration sentiment in europe on friday as agreed to tighten border control european parliament member for that place says with multiculturalist politics failing it may
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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 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 shoed that themselves to the local laws the local way of living as a romans do and 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 power 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 a country they went to and so this has to change i think we need a much more restrictive immigration and integration policy. traveling
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dot com and throughout the world on satellite. just a few moments in our stay with us live here in moscow for the weakling.
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the limits of the future to. come easy. if. the so much. today children play war in the old keys me. one hundred forty one these walls were the first barrier from announcing troops on their way to moscow. from the rescuers were done by one under siege this.


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