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the moscow plane crash claims another fatality five people have now died after the passenger jet they were on slammed into a busy highway after overshooting the runway three survivors remain in critical condition. and eye witness describes it to r.t. how he helped to rescue a wounded woman from the crashed airliner as he drove past the scene of the accident. and in our week look back at other main news president signs into law a ban on americans adopting russian children but it's a divide in public opinion in russia even though the authorities insisted the flawed adoption system in the u.s. . and egypt's new constitution which sparked weeks of protest is officially adopted
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but matters are far from settled with opposition leaders now under investigation for allegedly plotting to topple the islamist president. and live from our studios in moscow this is our team glad to have you with us. five people have now died as a result of the plane crash when a passenger jet overshot the runway at one of russia's busiest airports one of the wounded a flight attendant died of her injuries in the hospital on sunday the to pull off of it too old for airliner crashed through a fence into the side of a major highway breaking into three parts all eight people on board were crew members the crash happened to ten kilometers from of the city this here is a video taken by a motorist dashboard camera which captured the moment of impact. for
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those on the highway at the time a lucky escape of but an incident which clearly left them shocked earlier my colleague carrie johnson talks to a witness who stopped his car and got out to help the injured including the flight attendant who has since died in the hospital he explained to us how he found her and shared some of the dramatic video he shot. it was with us i was the first to get then i saw the flight attendant asking for help to get the other flight attendant out so we had to go inside the plane's me and a few other volunteers. we followed the blood trail looking for her and finally found her further down the cabin we carried her out and tried to get through to the highway that she had some very bad things will and head injuries and bertha legs were broken iranians were hurting from the jet fuel that had come out because she was in a really bad shape but still conscious. did she say nothing at all. she
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kept saying that your eyes and legs were hurting and i was asking to be put on the ground she was in a shock and disoriented there were only four or five people who volunteered to help secure that with me others were too scared to go near the planes as the engine was in fire and they couldn't put it out for twenty minutes so we were the only ones to give some help. and as we mentioned the crash has now claimed of the lives of five people who were on board the other three are still in critical condition now investigators are trying to fathom why the four careened off the runway it's a relatively new type of aircraft which had never before been involved in a deadly crash artie's may finish albinos how the tragedy happened step by step. the twenty ninth of december the last working day of two thousand and twelve in russia four pm businesses closed offices forgotten until the next year families friends employees jump into their cars and escape the busy capital he's got highway
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heads to the west of moscow region where most of the luxury states and country houses are located traffic jams a common well they start with a day and this time of the year but want to lock the road is almost empty. the. passengers come out of the car to see what the sound was a big stack to see anything but not this. just minutes before that and to going to have to call for flight number nine to six and eight because landed at the lookout for the first time to a son successful the plane makes a round over the airport and begins to send in for a second time when they start the played touches down but can stall the experienced crew at that moment very slightly nose already they will not make it the jets
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reaches the end of the runway rams into the finals but still continues moving and it finally stops after overrunning the asteroid by four hundred meters the plane breaks into three parts of tail is lying over there the whole year the road people can easily see its number are a six four zero four seven the middle pod just five minutes away the cockpit already partially damaged off to the crush with the friends fall right at the edge of the highway it's a miracle indeed the road is empty at that time this is a ten lane highway the racket is only on one of the lanes traffic continues on at least three here even after the tragedy so sassan vices. don't you see what happened they notice and playing with my on the rug the very road they usually drive every friday and everybody thinks that moment. i'd have come minutes earlier or what i would have been on that plane people come out of their cars and try to
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help out. in the cockpit however the bad. weather conditions technical failure and pilot error are among investigators main causes of the use it in but most likely a combination of reasons behind the fatal crash however a plane hitting a busy highway in one of europe's biggest cities could have left much more devastating trail of destruction. more pictures and eyewitness accounts of from the scene of the accident are on our website where you can also find out more about the plane itself that's at r t v dot com. from a new year's day the adoption of russian children by u.s. citizens will no longer be possible after president putin has signed the measure into law it's a tit for tat response to american sanctions against russian officials which it sees as human rights violators has more on the deployed. you have to
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understand that the law the so-called denton magnitsky law actually deals primarily a with imposing travel and financial strictures on the number of american officials and persons who have committed crimes against russian citizens and only part of the law actually bans the adoption of russian children a by american citizens it has been in part inspired of by the case of deal with the outcome of a russian toddler who was adopted by the american family in two thousand and nine and died in their custody several months later after his father left him in a locked in a car in the us through heat for nine hours the russian lawmakers feel that the american mall system does not provide adequate adequate protection for the russian kids and also does not punish those responsible for the deaths of russian kids for example do you think of his father adoptive father walked away with a fine aside from this new law russian lawmakers are also pledging to improve the lives of the orphans and also improve foster care situation in russia but this new
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particular law is seen as a response to the so-called magnitsky act which was adopted in the united states just a couple of weeks ago. which entails a list of russian officials whom the united states believed to be involved in the case. a russian lawyer who was charged with tax evasion put in preliminary confinement and then died while in custody now siggy magnus his family friends and several few unwise organizations believe the charges against one of these two were trumped up and that he died in custody from. these two acts are seen as the latest developments in the ongoing a tit for tat split diplomatic battle which seems to be going on despite the a reset button pushed several years ago russian studies and history professor steven cohen from new york and princeton university's says he's never been under any illusions about russia u.s. relations. there's an old russian saying we're friends are also deeds
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a lot of people in moscow and in washington when they passed the magnitsky act and now the ban on adoption in moscow may have thought they were just talking showing off playing grandstanding politically as we say in america but these words have consequences they have bet a few all this new cold war atmosphere which is enveloping the relationship between our two countries it's going to affect american relations with russia regarding afghanistan regarding missile defense regarding syria regarding iran these are very serious matters obama has continued the policy toward moscow begun by president clinton a democrat and continued by president bush a republican that policy is advancing nato toward russia's borders building missile defense on russia's borders interfering in russia's internet politics most recently the street demonstrations this is the same policy that began twenty years ago with
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the soviet union. iran's rolling out of the big guns in the persian gulf tehran undertakes a massive days of navy drills in the strategic strait of hormuz to show the world what it's got if it trouble comes calling as we report after this short break. looking at some talks you simply do not believe they come speak and goodness how they can wrong oh. it's an international sled dog race with those driving the dogs. coming from as far away as a strength in canada and the us i come to russia and everybody is so very friendly they welcomed me with open arms and the scenery is so beautiful it's very much like alaska and so i felt at home the first blood joke was brought here from australia
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now it's truly as come to this remote russian village to take part in the race it's not surprising they love it this trail are amazing but even more amazing is the story of how racing first started here atoll it wasn't the top off sled dog racing who set the trail ablaze but a nun and for all friends who brought their dia to life. five years ago. built adult kennel in the village kids from the local open h. came around to take care of the dogs and one day they state their life might seem extreme to some the boys wake up at six to feed to the dogs before school in the evening they spend up to three hours training their full legged friends but smother her schedule also encourages her kids to become depth hands on the computer and internet the boys regularly updates their websites and they're in touch with the busy ma the twenty four seven on the phone each some of the children are the most
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important thing my only interests not play any rule any more and regardless of whether parsky has huskies window race or not she hopes the competition will take place in the village next year. but called these dogs and the children it really is not the weaning but truly just the taking part that counts.
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something. lies beneath. thousands of metres of place. that is a. mess. but dangerous even to keep it to a distance. and you are with r.t. or welcome back glad to have you with us egypt's president morsi has made an attempt to ease political tensions in the country calling on the opposition to engage in dialogue but his offer was made with skepticism since it came shortly after the launch of an investigation into his three top opponents the chief
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prosecutor prosecutor rather stevie's it citing allegations that opposition leaders including nobel prize winner mohamed el by a dying inside their supporters to topple morsi earlier this week it was announced of the divisive new constitution was approved by over sixty percent of egyptians in a two stage referendum the opposition though claims the islamists drafted the document in trying shari'a law and only got a yes vote because of fraud no clark a world affairs contributor for britain's guardian newspaper explained to us why morsi doesn't feel secure even after winning the referendum. i think he wants to sort of deflect attention from the economy because the underlying problem plate the biggest we're facing is the economic crisis when your fortunes are without jobs poverty is on the rise and the subsidies on fuel which means that the prices of gas and you're going to rock it and so this is a kind of a sort of smokescreen for him and he was very keen to get the opposition tied up in these the legal challenges to sort of stop them from focusing on opposing him on
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the shoot where he's he's very weak and i think also he be worried that you know a sizable minority thirty six over thirty six percent of people voted against the constitution and that seems to be that that he said is on the way. and i think that obviously you know i think we can see more protests in the new year gun sales in the u.s. have rocketed after president obama pledged to ban certain times of automatic weapons in the wake of the sandy hook massacre artie's that ground as you can now explains on the panic buying a public getting armed while they still can. about two weeks ago actually on this particular wall here. they are as four rows down four rows across. with everything going on in politics right now with the possible ban and everything everyone is flooding in. purchasing right away gun stores all across the u.s. are reporting record sales just two weeks after the tragic shooting at the
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elementary school in newtown americans are scrambling to buy the same type of weapon that adam lanza used in the connecticut shooting plus high capacity magazines and a lot of them panic buying trigger it out of fear that the white house is out to ban the weapons but this time the words need to lead to action no a r fifteen for this customer all sold out at the store while prices on line have gone through the rules have been going for a thousand and fifteen hundred eight hundred dollars to twenty five hundred three thousand dollars even in some cases it's just the most amazing gun buying spree i've ever seen so many gun retailers now quite cynically refer to feed ministrations ben talk as the obama gun stimulus that's how good it's been from their business so how do you go from a president with a tough gun control agenda to someone gun dealers call the greatest gun salesman in america manufacturers of semi-automatic rifles report that their market has grown
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thirty percent over the last four years states like north carolina iowa you have seen a one hundred percent increase in gun sales over the same period in the wake of the tragedy in newtown one of the country's biggest ammunition suppliers said they sold more than three years worth of magazines in just three days although president obama himself has so far failed to act on his pledge to ban assault weapons his words have certainly provoked action just not the type he may have wanted for someone they say is against firearms. doing a great job for us. a review should be a third term in order to sell even more weapons many dealers hype up the gun apocalypse scenario so the band there will be more government over. some we need to start not only get started. but many of them don't actually see any drastic changes
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happening any time soon after all any significant gun control measures and up in the past ultimately clashed with the second amendment of the constitution and were subsequently scrapped. in chantilly virginia i'm going to check on. the end of the year in iran is it being marked by massive naval drills held in the strait of hormuz one of the world's busiest oil shipping routes submarines warships and jet fighters are taking part with the aim of proving tehran is well equipped to defend its maritime borders the maneuvers come as the west builds up pressure over iran's nuclear program piling on sanctions against the country tehran warned a few months ago that it could block this trade but its navy commanders say that's not on the agenda now professor saeed mohammad marandi from tehran university explained why the iranians don't think there's any danger of a military confrontation in the near future. in the sense that western countries are brutal and uncivilized enough to carry out an attack and i think that that's
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clear to iran in the fact that western countries are imposing sanctions and cargo on and on iran they're trying to prevent iran from even importing and exporting medicine and food stuff by blocking the central bank and there are shortages of some medicines right now in iran and people have died so the fact that the western countries are willing to kill ordinary people and to make people suffer i think makes it clear that the idea of carrying out an attack on iran is something that they would contemplate if they could but i think on the other hand the iranians believe the. western countries are much weaker today than they ever were before the defeat in iraq and afghanistan the setbacks in. that israel had in lebanon and gaza make as well the economic crisis in europe and north america make it highly unlikely but the iranians have prepared themselves and i think that it has been a took deterrent to war so the i think in general the iranians feel that
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a military assault on iran aggression would be highly unlikely u.k. health officials are proposing a new way of tackling the city the country's serious a plague more than sixty percent of adults being at risk of developing cancer diabetes and heart disease due to being overweight the national health service says its medical staff of over an hour for obese children seven example. it's a case of another day another scandal is twelve year olds goes missing from the greece is a tourist industry just when the country needs it most we report on who's to blame and argued. in britain people are told by leaders that we're all in it together when it comes
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to sharing the pain of austerity but try telling that to people living in the north east of england who believe their region is suffering more than the rest of the u.k. as first discovered they feel they're being left to suffer alone amid factory closures and rising unemployment. as he'll saying impressing gays it's grim up north it's a perception of life in some of the nations of the major cities recessions hit the case hard it's been in the northeast where it's been felt particularly acutely trade union leader about scots furious with the government's decision to close sunderland's rentboy factory it's a government venture that began back in the 1940's to provide employment the people with disabilities two weeks before christmas the government announced that they were going to close the package in factories and it leaves a very bleak uncertain future for disabled workers cannot stops was laid off from another rempel a factory back in april and she says the government of forcing people out of paid
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jobs and onto a life of welfare. in the week before we left three. jobs . in fact just four people from his old factory found a job it's not the first time the northern workers have felt the firm hand of a conservative government back in the one nine hundred eighty s. and the miners' strike and the margaret thatcher became a symbol of a divided nation this mining village in the living museum in the north east gives us a snapshot of the past three decades since margaret thatcher and her conservative government crushed the miners unions the impact that policies had on the north east was extreme and long felt and even today there are many people who still have a deep mistrust of the conservative government the conservatives reputation up here
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is one that's hard to shake and it makes it hard for them to get a fair hearing on any plans to regenerate to find out more we decided it was time to pay a visit to number ten i was shocked. on the conservative base. people who live in. the northeast. they don't come from the areas they don't really visit the areas very often and i think they have a completely different view of how people's lives are but government accused of not understanding the north but isn't that your job to represent there seems to be a fair bit of bickering that goes on among northern and. well i mean having an accent in the house of commons you know i've got some docs are quite happy about having this and accent but that in itself you get sneers when you have an accent when you speak in the commons from the government benches so that in itself is just an example of how the mismatch between the two sides of the government insists it's
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treating grace in the area seriously and his earmarks money infrastructure projects targeting the northeast in particular but a legacy of let downs has left many northerners less than in c. what we're seeing is the government this is going up and this is going up and wish more of it is up man. it's a complete shambles so all in it together all the nation divided one thing seems that with many predicting an increase in unemployment and a triple dip recession for the ek the challenge is if the year ahead looks set to be testing times to everyone so. sunderland. and there's a financial frustration across the atlantic too as the u.s. edges closer to the fiscal cliff. the deadline for a deal is a barely a day away as democrats and republicans haggle over tax hikes and spending cuts
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more on that to come later in the program. involves rain it gives some ground to the opposition slashing the sentences for some jailed activists although campaigners called for their release and in the next half hour we trace the roots of what could be unrest. he survived war atrocities. to make of cycles as. he has changed his life and the world around him. by giving. hope. and love to so many children. nikolai the clerical work on. wealthy british style
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the rates for the rich the republicans are rejecting any deal that would see those taxes rise while democrats insist the wealthy could pay a little more probably mcgrath founder of why the wait news says it's ironic that the u.s. is main parties having difficulty reaching a deal on policies to enable the nation's poor have little trouble agreeing on the defense budget. when the cameras are on you know they're on the right team there i mean you're out there saying it's the welfare of all it's of people on food stamps or the people on extended unemployment benefits if they're on the blue team they're coming out and trying to get their base fired up that it's all about corporate interests and this is why we can't come up video but isn't it amazing when the cameras are off and it's time to pass a trillion dollar nearly trillion dollar defense bill they have no problem whatsoever coming to coming together and holding hands with that kind of a deal together since two thousand and one namely we've been covering this nation by.

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