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tuesday just had lunch with top stories from the week two more people including a teenage girl died 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 and political cleansing by rebels in benghazi forced many to search for safety outside their hometown. skeptics in brussels states the euro's funeral as leaders have shelved yet another multibillion bailout for greece the newest thirty cut sparked anger in athens. with a look back at the main stories of the past week and the latest developments this is the weekly here on. a man and a teenage girl who are among eight survivors of monday night's plane crash in northwestern russia have died in hospital one three four heading from moscow to
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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. 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 i just one of the killed monday night when a duple of one three four carrying fifty two people from moscow to better is avoid skin 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 wreckage of the plane completely removed but there are still clear evidence like
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this part of forest that reminds people of the tragedy that struck on monday night and for those who had been here to witness the rest 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. guinea was one of the first at the scene his house only meters away from where the plane came down. i heard the explosion and ran outside the lights went out i ran to the site and we started rescuing people trying to weigh 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. 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 we've lost to us are still here r t russia's karelia region. 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 accusation saying it attacked buildings in an 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 . but to meet some of them. this family hasn't had a war quiet and 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 and gunshots 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 your daughter because we know that she supports gadhafi. these cave has been long and hard for they were in their family well i remember it was a couple 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 tears here 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 the 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
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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 give 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 that are part of the revolution in libya started in the mid february its members are recognized by many countries throughout the world as they are legitimate representatives of libya the villagers know. very very so they will be. there 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. of 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
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a private compound and flattened they had killed fifteen people including three kids this conflict has to come to an end immediately which is very unlikely to happen any time soon while nato has already claimed the two your peroration to protect civilians must go on those clashes continue and benghazi and nato intensify its bombardment of tripoli both eastern and western parts of the country are perilous to say and people are dying. on both sides of the frontline many on the ground fear that when the democracy the west talks about will finally come here they'll last me enough people left to experience it. we're even. reporting from western libya. investigative journalist michelle collins says that nato won't be deflected by concern for civilians as its ultimate aim is to control libya's natural resources and financial reserves they have killed more civilians that the
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losses from the initials problems there feels more civilians the nato bombings so the real i.d.'s not protect civilians the rio de these 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 the us is a bankrupt country and also preventing that kind of who would be a sort of eternal future to do i.m.f. some buying for african development revisit the people in hospitals and we saw victims and the civilian population is attacked that must be very clear it has nothing to do with him in a chair and war. and with his intervention in libya a 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
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fostering not fighting global terror people grow tired of the ever increasing number of victims. to investigate the real radiation situation in japan's fukushima nuclear plant as the international community tightens up atomic security levels. earlier in the week the european union agreed to beno greece one more time but only if athens introduces savage new austerity measures the greek parliament's vote on the constantly more than one hundred billion euros is expected on choose day the proposals of course an angry response from the greek public with a promise of more massive protest vote may be decisive not only for the fate of greece but also the ailing skeptics in brussels even stage a symbolic funeral for the currency so to respond to this university of the aegean but he is 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.
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the biggest part of which is going to be used to repay then 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 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 the government is saying on the contrary it's going to be a very positive step. european parliament member david campbell bannerman believes the euro is a political prison for greece and salvation lies in the return to its national
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currency the dracula. the question now is are we throwing good money after bad money you know how many billions can you throw at this you know the tolerance of the people for carts for extra taxes as we see it in greece there's real trouble there were there is trouble in spain and ireland particularly i think it's in major trouble the euro and i have been saying for some time i do believe it will collapse either in part all totally. and probably quite shortly now but to be honest i think you leave euro is a political prism for countries such as greece and spain and they need to be liberated from that prison recreate their own currencies have devaluation make their exports cheaper make it easier for tourists to visit their countries and they'll get back and on their feet i think they should go back to the drachma i think they need to get out the euro it is a prison for them and to recreate the drachma i know there are no plans at present
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to do that but of course they can't sort of plan for until you are actually i think that is the salvation for greece and that's the way it really should go but obviously that's a matter for the greek people. dozens 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 the latest attack in a hospital in eastern afghanistan left at least thirty five dead and some reports putting the death toll at sixty 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 the plan has been met with hostility among u.s. military leadership but afghan combat veteran turned antiwar activist jake de burgh police the presence of foreign forces only helps breed insurgency the longer that the u.s. stays stays inside of afghanistan the more enemies we create because what happens
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in a war unintentional consequences. innocent people get killed more people join the insurgency that normally wouldn't not have big 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
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a different front in neighboring pakistan public anger the mounting civilian casualties from u.s. drone strikes is that boiling point and the saudis got reports new plans to expand drone use to yemen approaching 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 are treating this like the taliban and al qaeda and other groups in pakistan to recruit new numbers and they're doing that. accelerating pace 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
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americans on the other hand are not too happy with what they get in return for their billions how do we 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 ladin swear placement i'm on 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 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 the new arabian peninsula and then i think the real worry is that it expands this war to the point where so many people join up with al qaeda their security. 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 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 wrong war its influence is seeking only in itself the lighting of the light and they say some of them make the turns that this is all the fates are not having taking into account the force of the hate and that they're bombing and the lack of accountability when it comes to the city and their leaders that it had more paradoxically last rattler the american his body and obviously terror at the same
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time i am going to check out the forty. please 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 would be the minimum level needed to take up a seat in the duma and speaking before the decision dmitri medvedev said it could be possible to lower that figure to three percent in the future which is reform aims to produce political competition and help modernize the country however medvedev pointed out that the december parliamentary election will be held using the current regulations the change in the threshold if implemented would apply to elections in twenty sixty. or have plenty of other stories for you online just log on to our website r.t. dot com here's what's available for you right now should you log on we find out why the promised land of the jews israel doesn't seem so promising for many israelis as they passports of other countries. also a celebration turns to sorrow when dozens of wedding guests are injured in the
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freak accident. and check out our investigation into egypt's disgraced former finance minister who's found safe haven in london despite being wanted by caro this a much more on r.t. dot com. a five day nuclear forum in vienna this weeks for widespread agreement for increased safety measures for in japan's atomic crisis in march r.t. sean thomas went to africa shimon just outside the twenty kilometer no go zone around the stricken plant to witness the deadly legacy of the disaster himself. the armistice and a constant ticking of geiger counters scientists working in fukushima city concerned some of the i'm in charge of the group of radiation detection and survey
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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' 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 the soil and the mud collected the radiation quickly jumped out and it's still climbing earlier we got a really good night and now i look at my car and it's going to about a thousand times more than what is really accepted level of a little. but in order to claim that fukushima is truly safe from leaking radiation
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the japanese government has had to be creative with the numbers but the government deedes de change the redish on quantum level are stunned at the levels from one. minute. to twenty minutes even 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 house 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 pilot project. on time initial. by ourselves and we are not to using especially men we just use normal. 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. . malcolm grimston formerly with the u.k. tomac 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 and 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 we're all foreigners are sitting on the information of a don't want to release so until they are more open about it of course people are going to think that way. there's been a series of international reports that hugo chavez the story anti american president of venezuela is in a critical condition after undergoing surgery in cuba speculation has been stoked by conflicting statements from the government about his health something jumped on by the world's media well earlier i spoke to agents all bucci is an author and research who believes that the u.s. is driving the media frenzy in an effort to destabilize chavez's regime. entire process that we're seeing we've been seeing for the last months in north africa and in the middle east has a final target which they would love to be iran that's where they are now terror target being syria as it is. now known as well has very close ties with iran a growing movement
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a very strong movement within the united states at a top level to declare and classified in israel as a quote unquote terrorist state for how officially asked state department state secretary of state hillary clinton to be clear in israel a terrorist state i believe in from latin america from argentina to be exact that what we are seeing the generalized rejean change promoted by the united states britain france and even israel behind the scenes in north africa and the middle east as a whole will now be coming very likely to latin america so i would not be surprised to see a wave of us promoted regime change in various countries in latin america from their point of view of a logical country to start with you going as well or and further afield ecuador. and even argentina might be also be mark earmarked for this. 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 knott's ism and
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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 anti immigration sentiment in europe on friday eater's agreed to tighten border control the parliament member phillips nice says with 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 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 the balanced and free debate people from outside of europe who come to any country in the european union shoot 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
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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 internet traditions all that is available to you on the new documentary channel which was launched on thursday in r.t.e. takes a closer look at what's on offer. they travel through snow and rain and cross river as they go hunting beyond their polar circle and take to the skies they talk to ghost through shamans and study dusty archives they are the team of documentary and you channel made by those who want to share their discoveries of russia. or do the commensurate is unique to our viewers who will not only her chance to find out more
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six hours of in. since finding. 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 graham ridge everywhere but also there are. on this beach which of course is very 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.

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