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police a daylong manhunt shut to the city down while armored vehicles and tactical teams occurred at the suburbs where the action to place nineteen year old. was cornered after a gunfight with police and is now in hospital in a critical condition our designers this is a chicken now brings us the details of from the scene. after what has been a week that seems to have lasted an eternity f.b.i. officials as well as local law enforcement were finally able to arrest and take into custody nineteen year old just sub nine of the second suspect in the boston bombings case of course on monday afternoon two bombs went off seconds apart from each other at the finishing line of the boston marathon and this entire week there has been a manhunt after the two brothers that were seen as suspects in this case now this friday night officials were able to find the younger brother who was in hiding in a dry docked boat in the town of watertown just minutes away from boston
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a local had informed officials that he had seen a man covered in blood and they were able to through a helicopter that had that had heat signature technology to be able to track down the young man even though he was covered up in the boat standoff between him and the police lasted for several hours and eventually they were able to arrest him and take into custody we do know that he is in serious medical condition and has been taken to a hospital in boston now to talk a little bit more about the identities of the two brothers of course we're talking about twenty six year old and a nineteen year old who have lived in the united states since two thousand and three the older brother twenty six year old to milan died last night in a shootout with police he had a green card the younger brother was a nationalized citizen they have been living in the united states for the last ten years and their colleagues and friends and former schoolmates acted shocked when they found out that these two brothers were behind the boston tragedy we do know
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that the f.b.i. in two thousand and eleven upon request of a foreign government had taken the older twenty six year old brother in for questioning trying to establish whether or not he had any leads to extremist groups the united states president of course barack obama has addressed the nation really thinking cooperation and. and questioning really the fact that somebody who was brought up in the united states of course the brothers have been here for the last ten years was able to commit such a horrific act and the latest for now is that the younger brother that is now in custody is going to be treated for any kind of injuries that he had there are reports that he had a lot on him and officials have confirmed that he was in fact are seriously injured so he will be treated now and then the legal part of this case will certainly move forward and archie boston massachusetts. some of the most memorable pictures of from friday's manhunt in boston are available at our t.
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dot com the news of the terror suspects captured sent a wave of public euphoria through the boston area these dramatic images there in a special photo gallery you can also see how the standoff unfolded it. in an exclusive interview the mother of the two alleged bombers told our t.v. that one of her sons had been hounded by the f.b.i. for several years but that there is no way either of the brothers could have been involved in any terrorist attack archies medina caution of travel to dagestan insult russia where the mother now lives to find out more about the family's back story. the investigation into the background of this have knives brothers has brought us here to this part of the capital of dagestan now this is the house where their parents left however as we try to reach them this morning it turned out that they fled to the neighboring region of chain to their relatives to avoid all the
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attention meanwhile this morning i managed to speak to the mother of the two brothers and she told me how devastated she is and that she still can't believe that her son may have been involved in the board makes out how nobody talked about . my son. or what they got involved in. you know. i really do believe that. he was told by a b i like fly by he knew that they knew what my son was doing they knew what action what type he was going how could this happen how could they were conjoined we. never ever heard this is not my sons are in and those neighbors we spoke to are shocks they said that it was a very nice and a very quiet family. i know the brothers very well from the childhood we used to
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live in chechnya together i was the neighbor then we moved here i know they couldn't have carried out the attack and they couldn't have been involved in it they spent most of their lives in the us. that they didn't have any links with one another. the youngest brother john had on his plate have the social network spent back to mansion at this school number one in the high school and one of those places where he used to study however here are very few people remember that saddam lives brother's. family came to darkest on in september two thousand and one with the boys. then they apparently managed to get. to leave taking stone so it really left unless they really didn't spend a long time and they didn't. they first entered the school together with their two sisters back in two thousand and one however for a very short period of time and in two thousand and two they left the united states . russia as
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a special services have also stressed that the boston bombing suspects have a very ten years of connection to russia as they haven't lived there for many years here's what i saw in russian intelligence as so is of the son my brother's a did not reside in russia special services cannot provide our foreign partners with any valuable intelligence on them but russian special services are still working closely with the american partners he has another curry do we have established communication through the appropriate channels and our contacts will continue moscow warned against crossing terrorism as either domestic or foreign right after it emerged that the alleged bombers have links are to russia's north caucasus new york of former mayor rudy giuliani has already admitted that the u.s. has a for a long time turned a blind eye to terrorism in russia's more caucasus previously the western media labeled the region's armed groups as freedom fighters but as reports the perception
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could now change. when news broke of an unexpected north caucasus traced to the boston bombings literally every global media outlet was quick to put the word into their headlines told by a source that they fled the russian caucus to chechnya he is an ethnic chechen brothers this not to be ethnic chechens lived in kurdistan and dagestan before coming to the u.s. the two suspects were branded as coming from a russian region close to chechnya indeed many may need reminding of the name and location of republic of the gestapo where the two supposedly came from but the word certainly rings bells probably because of the media headlines in the one thousand nine hundred and at the beginning of the new millennium that's when russia had a military operation in the north caucasus. russian troops deployed in the republic can finally be drawn the rebels fighting for independence all go have been dramatic a reduced it was called the churchill fight for independence could no become the
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ultimate you can't that conflict often went beyond the borders of the chechen republic let's remember apartment buildings bombed in moscow a theater siege in the russian capital and a school takeover in russia's north thousands of civilians were killed but the man who had blood on their hands were often described as freedom fighters and rebels by the western media at times it even sounded like a romantic image the reality is that in the north caucasus russia has been fighting the same war which america embarked upon after the twin towers were brought down against global terrorism more school never made a secret that those fighting on the side of the chechen militants were closely tied to al qaeda and were financed from abroad by terrorist organizations worldwide but it's only after nine eleven the transport bombings in madrid and london that understanding the notion that terrorism has no nationality has started to appear in the global media from freedom fighters to armed dangerous terrorists most wanted man in america years have passed media labels have changed the question is whether it change in attitude towards
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a common enemy will follow in due course. security expert john get back out says washington should for us abandon its cold war driven policy of sympathizing with chechen separatists since the collapse of the soviet union it is summer one thousand nine hundred one the united states has continued to deal with russian issues based on its old cold war paradigm and to a large degree the us originally came out in support of the chechen cause for independence it was then the enemy of my enemy is my friend paradigm and the russians continue to be perceived as it is a hand inherently bad inherently evil if you will going back to the soviet era and . the american perspective was that any group of people trying to rescue their independence from russia therefore must be good and this all a significant measure of u.s. government will support even to the extent of providing political asylum to one of
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the chechen leader is who was at the time under indictment for terrorism in russia . and the czech republic has some want unwillingly and undeservedly become tangled up in the boston terrorist attack after the internet lit up in concision over exactly where and they didn't want to chechnya was the small north caucasus province ended up being wildly mistaken for the czech republic a member of the european union and major and a close ally of the united states twitter and facebook have been awash with the end we pose about the czech republic's role in the boston the bombings in fact it goes so far that the czech government was forced to step in to clear up the confusion the country's ambassador to the united states released a statement condemning the boston attacks and offering condolences to the victims' families but making it quite clear that czech republic should not be confused with chechnya now our national security is something that the united states has been
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pouring billions of dollars into since nine eleven but of the two young men with crude homemade bombs managed to cause a devastation at a public event in boston that investment's now being questioned or in about an hour explains. in a post nine eleven america washington has taken wide reaching measures and defense friend spending has hit unprecedented levels because officials say that's what was needed to keep america safe the department of homeland security was created along with many other law enforcement agencies the patriot act was passed sent up a very complex and far reaching surveillance system which includes c.c.t.v. cameras in major cities facial recognition iris scanning cyber surveillance and officials say this was all to keep americans safe as was the passage of the national defense authorization act in addition to all the measures that have been
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taken domestically over the past twelve years america has waged two wars overseas that across the country more than two trillion dollars but after the events that unfolded about boston marathon bombings many critics believe that washington has spent a large amount of money and wasted a lot of resources and at the end of the day it has not kept americans any safer. this illusion that technology is going to save us that filling our skies with drains and covering our buildings with surveillance cameras and treating every airline passenger as a contingent here is just going to save us is to use an incredible delusion the idea that we're going to continue on the course we're on in these terms and then save ourselves through technology. is an incredibly misguided delusion earlier this week u.s. secretary of state john kerry insisted that that america's investment in foreign
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policy is national security insurance but as this past week has shown the cost of pressure cookers does not amount to a lot of money and washington's investment wasn't enough to prevent a deadly terrorist attack. in boston that cleaned the lives of three people and hospitalized more than one hundred seventy reporting from new york ny or r.t. . tell us all what do you think in the how the boston bombing marathon investigation a woman unfolded we've given you the chance at our to dot com to see what you think here's a look at that poll right now six hundred percent of you believe that the truth will never come up as of the second suspect or will die in the hospital while sixteen percent of you now think that the brothers are guilty and acted on the only thirteen percent of the believe that a slightly the investigation will take
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a new path that the might be a third suspect involved while ten percent of you say that a must a mind will be revealed so if you want those numbers to change and you want to do what you think go to our to dot com and cast your vote. syria's rebels are hoping for and hardware will come their ways soon as we get a few minutes they want actions and not promises from the international backers blair meeting in turkey.
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to. the international airport in the very heart of moscow.
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welcome back you're watching r t iraq's first elections as u.s. combat troops pulled out is being mobbed by attacks from reports of loss and more tough. polling stations are mounting capping a campaign that saw a spike in violence in recent weeks with more than a dozen candidates assassinated and secure in tension rising it doesn't look like the new beginning many hopeful reports from baghdad. there's been about a dozen small explosions in northern cities in iraq in three different areas as well as several rounds of mortar fire that have landed in several cities polling stations orbiting polling stations south of baghdad we're hearing that there have been injuries but no casualties confirmed as of yet now this comes amid incredibly tight security restrictions here all across iraq even getting to the studios here in baghdad we have to pass multiple checkpoints and what these attacks indicate is
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that despite these security restrictions determined insurgents are still able to carry out waves of violence and of course this comes on the heel on the heels of numerous attacks that have rocked iraq in recent months and weeks now what we're hearing from voters here is that the corruption is really the number one concern they feel that of corruption was addressed in these kinds of attacks wouldn't really be taking place so much well most of them have been blamed on the insurgency the revived insurgency of al qaida in iraq there are it's clear by talking to voters that there are plenty of other parties and political interests that are vested in this wave of violence we do know that elections have been postponed in a third of iraq's provinces including the controversial ambar province where large scale demonstrations have been taking place over the past three months against this government we here at r.t. had a chance to get into a very difficult journey despite the roadblocks despite
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a ban on journalists to actually enter the area but we want to find out what the people there have to say about these elections and about the situation in iraq today and let's play you that report right now this is rather a dangerous area for me that's why i'm dressed like this i'm trying to not attract as much attention foreign journalists have been banned from covering these protests from entering the anbar province altogether and al qaeda elements are still here in fact among the crowds you'll see from black flags later on when we go into to the crowd. which have been associated with al qaeda groups the protesters have been demanding more equality they feel like they've been discriminated by the shiite led government of nouri al maliki they want a change in power in politics they want more rights they want more quality they also want a different political system now the amber province. has been the heart of the insurgency and the war now it's the heart of the anti-government protests perhaps a fault line of sorts that threatens to divide iraq let's go and talk to some of
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the people. who don't believe in this election we don't believe in it because it's sick tarion sectarian. all the candidates for the government the system is unjust which is why we are proposing here we're demanding change to the constitution and this government. these people will not be turning out to vote for saturday's provincial elections that's the first election since americans have left from the country in december of twenty eleven the government has postponed elections and several sunni provinces the anbar province where we're located right now as well as the province the government says this is because of security and indeed attacks have been escalating over the past weeks and months but most of the iraqis that you speak to here say that this is not the case it's politically motivated of course the recent weeks have proven just that
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a bloody backdrop to the elections numerous attacks all across the country have killed scores of civilians there's been political assassinations of candidates running for office political gatherings have been targeted on thursday a car bomb took place in baghdad in a largely sunni area in a cafe internet shop where a lot of young people tended to go out it's a situation that's reflective of the state of iraq today a country that has been torn apart by war but doesn't seem to be and closer to healing the wounds in the divisions that have been unleashed during that occupation . later on our team would take a closer look at what life in iraq has been like since the american troops left revelations from across the spectrum in baghdad taxi in about ten minutes from now . clear image of iraq after a. twenty day taxi trip through the country. the road full of. clear evidence from north to south.
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the ridgeback of iraqi tragedy. after the war waiting for peace. i got a taxi on our t.v. . as sunday's formula one grand prix in bahrain heads for the start line the pro-democracy protests also revving up tens of thousands have turned out in recent days accusing the event of racing on their blood they blocked roads with burning tires and hurling petrol bombs at dr police who responded with tear gas have been more than two years of protests in bahrain often ending in violence with police with more than seventy people killed on both sides of the country's most famous human rights activist neville regev a serve in a jail sentence opposing anti-government messages on twitter as another activism has a room explains the opposition is almost powerless to influence the situation in the camden. during the urgency or security emergency law before
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two years their regime was arresting every person who was trying to talk and expose the region violations nibiru job was the only voice was talking behalf of the people to the media and he was in contact with the human rights organizations being human rights activists unfortunately we don't have that much power to improve the situation what we can do is just to document the cases deliver to human rights organizations and spread the awareness of being peaceful in the protests by sunni report came up with with this saying that the government should rehab elate torture victims they did not take a step and this saturday's of friends of syria meeting in istanbul may prove a turning point for the rebels who expect their international backers to turn promises into action they want western and arab allies to provide the arms they
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need to topple the regime of bashar assad but the meeting comes against the backdrop of mounting concerns over extremist groups within the rebel ranks as maria from national explained. the meeting in turkey comes when the situation around syria is heating up dramatically and the countries will decide to go are losing patience and while their gender is unclear the raw indicators that a military solution could be discussed at a stand will just ahead of the seventeen nation group conference britain and france informed the un that they have credible evidence that syria used chemical weapons at least once while the u.n. investigation over the issue is told to major european powers have stated that soil samples witness interviews and opposition sources prove nerve agents were used in and around the cities of aleppo homs and damascus it hasn't been specified which site did it but president obama had earlier made it clear no matter who is going to utilize chemical weapons once it happens it will be a red line and while u.s. officials have stressed the deterrent effect of such remarks many have taken it as
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a clear signal of a possible military intervention the mission in turkey also comes just days after america's defense secretary said around two hundred u.s. troops will be censored jordan's border with syria to bolster jordan's training and defense capabilities as one jordanian minister later commented they have also been confirmed reports that the u.s. agreed to deploy to pay for it missile batteries at the border he responds to detaining authorities and syrian opposition requests in another significant twist the judge had a looser front for the most attractive force fighting to topple assad recently confirmed it had links to al qaida something america claimed months before blacklist in the group as a terrorist organization but even after these revelations the head of the syrian national coalition them rela united political and military opposition groups and recognized by the majority of the friends of syria group referred to and most are as brothers russia has warned the meeting in istanbul could have a negative effect in promoting dollars between the sides of the conflict and in its
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hopes common sense will prevail written off not seen from middle east. from all of the solace of world news now. a powerful f. quake measuring six point six in magnitude has struck china southwest and see one province leaving over one hundred fifty people a day just thousands of others are injured and almost ten thousand homes are destroyed an army units have been deployed to the stricken area to search for survivors you. focused on the former leader pervez musharraf will remain in judicial custody for two weeks after being arrested on friday charges accused of illegally detaining judges and is suspended the constitution after imposing emergency rule back in two thousand and seven from a military leader could be jailed for life if convicted. these thousands of protesters have turned out in a time and an older in spain angry at the arrest of six of the bus cagey youths were taken into custody and friday morning they were convicted by
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a matric order for belonging to the band a separate is organization if they do if the allied to the which has afforded a decades long campaign of bus independence. as promised earlier to take c. on a trip across war torn iraq was if that's and if you mean an. iraqi cardiologist dr omar our claims that the war in iraq destroyed iraq's environment even worse than dropping the bomb on hiroshima did dr okun he see puts to data that the number of breast cancer cases has grown in the country from fifteen to thirty times cases of congenital heart disease have become fifteen times more frequent
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accused of leukaemia have increased thirty fold the doctor puts the blame on the weapons used in the one thousand nine hundred one and two thousand and three invasions of iraq. nato forces used white phosphorus depleted uranium rounds and other toxic gases and poisonous substances human rights watch and the world health organization have measured radiation levels in iraq and consider many places in iraq even some very far from the fighting to be contaminated naturally radiation is not racist and foreign soldiers in iraq are not immune usa today even published research results that found that depleted uranium was indeed in the lungs and other organs of navy vets who filed for health compensation claims yeah you know saddam hussein seemed like a pretty bad guy but there are always ways to get around the confines of a dictatorship but there is no way to escape from radiation it is truly the present for the invasions of iraq good for the iraqis well it doesn't seem to be doing too
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