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the man being questioned over the boston marathon bombings reportedly claims america's wars drove him to terror and denies any links to foreign groups. sounds the alarm of a promising european defense spending which leaves washington picking out the majority of the top nato and threatens a crisis of unity. plus the u.s. officials adam is the grilling hunger strike a gun tanabe now includes overhauled the detainees that jurors have assisted the figure is all along.
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this is also you coming to life. and a very warm welcome to the world. according to investigators the surviving suspect in the boston marathon bombings says it's america's wars in iraq and afghanistan that led him and his brother to carry out the was us based at tuck since nine eleven after questioning nineteen year old john hartson knives police believe the bombers were actually on their own initiative and no slings to any foreign terrorist group all season is this a trick and a report from boston. as the nineteen year old boston bombing suspect joe hart's are naiads condition improves from serious to fair he's beginning to reveal information to investigators from what we're hearing on the ground according to official star ny it has said that the motive behind the two bombings that took place on monday april fifteenth for the wars you what the u.s. has been fighting in iraq and afghanistan according to officials are now it has also said that him and his brother were self radhika lies he allegedly says that
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the two brothers were not involved and were not in contact with any foreign extremist groups and that they learned everything themselves by basically going online and learning how to build build the bombs through the internet he has also said that his older brother to milan started i have who was twenty six years old at the time of the bombings is according to joe hart the mastermind behind the attacks that they carried out now here in boston right now obviously as this investigation continues the barricades of the area that was cordoned off at the finishing line of the boston marathon are being removed we know that the eight year old victim of the bombings has been laid to rest here on tuesday and earlier boston the hospitals also announced that the number of people injured has risen from over one hundred seventy five to two hundred and sixty people now as this information comes in in
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terms of just hard being able to share more of course we have to remind our viewers that he is that he has been charged with the use of weapons of mass destruction as well as militias destruction of property resulting in death and what this means is that the hearts are ny is now faced with a death penalty or any number of years behind bars including being imprisoned for life he's also faced with a fine of two hundred fifty thousand u.s. dollars and obviously he's being treated. is a federal criminal right now although there were talked earlier about the possibility of trying him in a military tribunal but the white house has revoked this option it's also important to mention that of course the f.b.i. now is being grilled about their knowledge of the older brother tamerlan sir and i have traveling to russia back in two thousand and twelve because of course according to our knowledge russian officials advised the united states to look into
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his identity to see whether or not he could possibly be involved with any kind of extremist radical groups and the f.b.i. back then two years ago deemed him not dangerous and freedom of and of course has been receiving major criticism here in boston and throughout the united states with people saying that possibly maybe this attack could have been prevented we're continuing reporting from the ground as the story develops and it's going to party boston massachusetts. found of independent media outlets why the wake needs says the american room tara breeds violence instead of covering it. radicalizing the world seems to be what we're really good at right now getting people angry at this nation certainly seems to be a valid argument that is going to be brought before us in the future we've been waging a war on terror for over a decade now we've destabilized how many countries and we're killing how many nationals that have nothing to do with terrorism whatsoever and we're doing it for
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reasons that the american people been lied to overwrite weapons of mass destruction and so on so can this lead to people becoming hostile towards the west how can it not affect the columbia law school's human rights institute six months ago came out the report showing a that obama has exponentially increased the number of drone strike since he's been president but ninety eight percent of the casualties and drone strikes are civilian so it's fifty civilians killed for every one so-called high value target that's being killed the notion we want peace with the rest of the world well that's all we're that's all talk when the cameras are on and the cameras are off the drones why people die the natives updates on the boston marathon bombings along with comprehensive enormous says head to our website www dot com. nature's top military officer says european countries need to spend more on defense because they're free riding on american funding officials warned the u.s.
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led bloc is rapidly losing effectiveness and unity so crisis hit nato a state forced to slash their spending have already chopped forty five billion dollars of the alliance treasury they couldn't of germany's entire military budget the number of european troops in the u.s. led block has also plummeted from two point five million in two thousand to one point eight to six million and while the us is also trimming the defense spending its share of the budget has still risen to seventy five percent of total the benchmark of spending at least two percent of g.d.p. on defense is now only being achieved by three nato members and as i see the reports from brussels the rift between alliance members is growing. nato secretary general anders fogh rasmussen had actually come out and warned. against the danger of defense spending cuts as we've already seen especially from its european partners this opinion was also echoed by a u.s.
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defense secretary leon panetta he said that if this trend does continue that the alliance could be in danger of moving into what he called a collective military irrelevant so there's the question of whether or not they too will actually still be relevant given the decrease in its capabilities and opinion also. echoed by the former u.s. defense secretary robert gates the problem that nato is facing when it comes to budget is no small matter if we just look back to more than a decade ago it. had a goal of having sixty thousand troops for instance available for battle in the so-called in so-called core however today we see that these battle groups range from about fifteen hundred to twenty five hundred clearly a huge difference from the initial intention of the number of troops that they had planned to have the cuts that we're seeing it. clearly is because of the year the euro zone crisis the priorities have clearly shifted and there's not much
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enthusiasm to increase spending in the military alliance some sort of equal burden sharing the united states share has increased from fifty percent to seventy five percent and there are signals coming from the u.s. that they're not keen on continuing that kind of partnership with this sort of inequality and also looking at the u.s. his own budget costs as well as its shift in priority especially after we've heard that pivot to asia so they have their own concerns so they're questioning the kind of the reliance kind of partnership that they have especially with european countries moving forward they're also facing some lack of enthusiasm from the european members of just germany france are very eager to contribute to any military operation. so again for rasmussen the nato secretary general had come out saying that the capability of nato will be impacted and there is a question of critics on the actual relevance of the alliance seeing it that there's not much enthusiasm from its members to contribute or to to give more in
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tune into the alliance moving forward and contribute to our says the multi-billion dollar was nato has waged in the past fifteen years have left a legacy of death and destruction that fuels instability around the globe journalists from all over the world seem to be covering the straight line that nato is this complex system of fine military generals and military when of course every time a deal goes into a country it ends up in either disaster or blowback disaster as it has been in libya which is given power to however many militias and of course when we have to look at afghanistan to see what it's done there not many people actually covering the aftermath of the war in yugoslavia to see where the constable is better off now than it was before the started so perhaps the worst fears would be that the
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nature of drone attacks. that killed. the border regions and so forth will result in profound blowback and even as we might be seeing of course we have to speculate the kind of homegrown terrorism we saw seventy seven. different groups and then later countries to divide themselves with the dispossessed those murdered maimed or bereaved by nature's armies over the past ten to fifteen years. and. now takes a closer look at the looming crisis nato faces as it prepares to was drawn from afghanistan do you know. the organization was created to counter the soviet union with soviet union long gone it has to keep over the years nato has gone from being a defense organization to becoming an offensive force with a missions that go far beyond north america and europe they refer to those
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ambitions as out of area operations which have included of ghana's stand in libya now part of nato the very powerful part which includes the u.s. the u.k. and france pretty much see those out of area operations as the future of the organization but the zip has to go global it doesn't sync well with all twenty eight members of the alliance who know they will have to foot the bill the lack of consensus showed when germany by far europe's strongest nation refused to provide resources for nato bombings two years ago back then nato has gone beyond its un mandate which was to protect civilians it has effectively created a power vacuum in which all kinds of extremists have flourished since then not to mention the destruction of the country's infrastructure but it was not just the un mandate with nato has gone beyond its own core principle of the organisation which is to stick to protecting its members the long war in of ghana's stand has made europe question the alliances mission there time and time again even now as nato
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forces prepared to withdraw many feared that what they are leaving behind is a security vacuum with promises it of aid that may never be fulfilled as the us is pivoting to asia there's talk among nato members about a wide of partnership like to get japan and australia more involved both have already made significant contributions to nato and not just those countries so with the organization growing there is another concern that nato may eventually be tempted to present itself as the whole of the international community when it's not and it may set grounds for lateral actions in the future ignoring the broader international community the president is there and nato bombings of yugoslavia in the one nine hundred ninety s. some believe the campaign contributed to the mindset that led to the war in iraq the kind of mindset that the international community the you when can be bypassed at the will of one or two powerful countries in washington i'm going to check them . this is on c.n.n.
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coming up later this hour opposition oxon is back in court the trial of a corruption blogger resumes but alexina volley says he's only on trial for the betterment of france to a political state trial and also makes. the robot fully autonomous weapons are future systems that will operate without human control human rights watch rise against the machines it refers to as killer robots get all the details on this story interesting couple of minutes.
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the group of international that in the very heart of moscow. this is on c coming to you live from moscow welcome bok the u.s. is sending more medics to tenths of the rising number of hunger striking detainees at guantanamo bay officials say molder off of the one hundred sixty six captives that have now joined the protest which is well into its third month sixteen to say knees are being force fed to prevent deaths from starvation and six are in the middle in a critical condition and always have said the total number of hunger strike is have
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been much higher all along the protest was spotted by alleged mistreatment by prison guards with some detainees increasingly desperate because they're being held indefinitely without charge law professor johnson a huff it says the crisis won't end until the demands of the captives are met. the hunger strikes as military officials themselves have acknowledged are triggered at the bottom by the system of indefinite detention and the prolonged about you know course aeration without trial of individuals and it's not surprising that the u.s. is stepping up its its operations because it's no it doesn't want you know it doesn't want individuals to die at one time or because it's going to again i think you know throw into into light the real point i want to start relief the real problems that want to animal and the u.s. is certainly. early on in trying to not you know keep the hunger strike down but the fact that there are you know ducks are continuing going is a recognition i think of how her base if it is and and and the how serious it is
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the way forward though is to you know is to and the system of indefinite detention to repatriate individuals who. are not can be charged with crimes and the the the few that are going to be charged should be put before a court and given a trial that's the that's the only way forward that's the only long term solution to the problem otherwise we're going to continue to see hunger strikes you know look again at and things will continue to happen unless the u.s. puts these puts these measures into place at this point it's just it's just politics that are politics and a lack of political courage a lack of commitment to principles. go even more stories for you online including the twitter account or the associated press news agency sponsored market frenzy reports a double blast of the white house into president obama find out who really tweeted the force claim on our web site. the crowd at
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a concert in argentina got a surprising extra for the price of admission as the sky is let's not buy what looks like a missile would go the details as. the captured suspect in killing six people in russia's west. refuses to cooperate with the police when asked about the iran page sergei pomo soon. critically responded he was shooting into hell during their arrest a police officer received severe head wounds on his or in a going to brings us the details of the operation. well now that the manhunt has successfully concluded we can talk about truly gargantuan efforts that went into its more than two thousand police. brought in not just from belgrade itself but also from neighboring regions as well especially riot police came in from moscow to
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it turns out the hunting store where the carnage began actually belonged to. father and he went into that store on sunday asking for ammunition actually intending to buy it but it was refused service but one of the sales clerks he said that he'll come back the next day and shoot the sales person obviously that wasn't taken seriously by the sales clerk unfortunately indeed he was shot the next day by the killer along with the sales clerk he also shot two people who were inside the store then went outside and proceeded to shoot people whom he believed to be witnesses among them of course were two teenage girls people were advised to stay inside because it was not clear where exactly the shooter was at the time still they have come out to the place where the shooting happened they laid down flowers toys a lot of people actually went on several went out of their way to try to help the investigation in locating the man. and let's not have some other news stories from
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around the globe this hour and suspects allegedly behind at all kind of plot to deal rail a canadian passenger train are challenging the case against them they say authorities are basing their conclusions on mere appearance is the two men one a united arab emirates national the other a tunisian were arrested on suspicion of planning a terror attack on a train in toronto iran has denied claims the alleged plot was inspired by al qaeda group based at kind of the broken sublime article instead tehran last september over disputed nuclear program and hostility towards israel. also of the world balance of serious to see the orthodox christian bishops remain unclear despite her falls they've been freed by unknown captors the clerics were seized while returning from the turkish border abductions are on the rise in a country torn apart by more than two years of bloody conflict which has seen over seventy thousand lives lost. and
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police in pakistan have defused a cause full of explosives close to where former military ruler pervez musharraf is being held under house arrest it was reportedly wired with a remote control different ages the taliban which is threatening to kill a child shortly bill before he returns from six from fortress a good of self-imposed exile deny any involvement is due to appear in court in maine connection would be sucking and detention of several judges in two thousand and seven as well as their sustentation of former prime minister benazir bhutto. campaign isn't person to have declared war on so-called killer robots fully autonomous weapons that do not require human involvement to carry out lethal assaults concerned have opted for a preemptive strike rising against the deadly machines before they are deployed his staff has more now. so perhaps not the most usual sight on the streets of london but this guy here is actually carrying quite an important message for the launch of
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the stop killer robots campaigns including activists impression converged in london to launch the campaign calling for a preemptive ban on fully autonomous weapons let's tell us more about this i'm joined by steve human rights watch thank you very much for joining us what is a killer able this guy's a killer obviously but what's it all about this friendly robot that is not armed killer robots or fully autonomous weapons are future systems that will operate without human control this is the scary part you're taking the human out of the loop allow the robots the machines to make decisions about what to target on the battlefield and when to pull the trigger no human involvement and of this is gaining a lot of interest this is obviously what you want people taking out the message what information do you want to get out there what do we not know about because a lot of people say this is advancing technology and it's all good we're not against technology we're not against robotics we're not against the movement towards greater autonomy in robots what we want to stop are our systems killing
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systems that have full time where you take the human out of the loop always in every case what has to be the fundamental principle is that a human must always be meaningfully involved in the control over decisions to launch weapons and. it might sound a bit hollywood but it's not as far off as you might think many campaign is fearless science fiction like arms race is quietly getting under way with developers standing to make huge amounts of really creative deals it is like this big dog throwing blocks of concrete to cause concern little public debates yet being had about the implications of the development of this type of technology people think for the autonomous weapons they think of the terminator they think by . something like this guy you're saying that's not what it looked like you know the wall is more likely to be a small tank or a tank. i mean the developments or the the dark of us the research wing of the
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pentagon has got the pressure for instance as a research form for this and the seven and a half six we read is quite short piece of technology they also have a project which is called developed on the thomas submarine and on the other submarines but these two this thing and then the koreans and there is well it's not robots kind of would fall over in a bottle and this is being launched in london how big a road c.-k. have to play in comparison to say the u.s. instead leading the way with this well we've got be a systems is on their second one we've got the something called which run this is going to be tested. this year destry a spin a year and a half behind development but that's an affiliate on the center continental combat air but when it comes to fully autonomous weapons we're not there yet but there is arguing for the ban say that the more time this allowed to pass and the more money
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this ploughed into developing this type of technology the place we march from science fiction towards reality. london. the trial of one of russia's top opposition activists has resumed after a court almost one hundred kilometers northeast of moscow and seen a violin faces up to ten years in prison for allegedly embezzling half a million dollars worth of timber from a company head vised into thousand and nine but not the only one who's also a fiery anti corruption blogger believes the proceedings a politically motivated more now with. who's here with an update he go to great to see is so that here is the hearings have resumed in the city of kirov right was the latest from the. well no one is lawyers have said and announced that they've taken on the tactic of delaying and stalling and attracting as much media attention to this case as possible last week we were able to reschedule the hearing exactly for one week they have been saying that they're not being given enough time to properly
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study all the cases material so they've just asked the judge again but this time he rejected so they have also appealed for the accused to be returned to the prosecutor's office claiming that there are various irregularities in the way it was put together but when it comes to media attention last week i was also and indeed lots of journalists came something that i had to camp out over the night in front of the courthouse in order to get in and we're hearing that this time the courtrooms backed again. how do how do you explain such media attention to alex a you know a vile maybe today no one is one of the most controversial opposition bloggers in the country he became widely known due to his online anti corruption project he's also if you are critic of the kremlin and became one of the leaders of the opposition movement during the last years. he's also known to be
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a link to russian nationalists and after all these are accusing me of organizing a criminal scheme to steal around half a million dollars' worth of timber from a state company allegedly back in two thousand and nine when he was the aide to the local governor. if he's found guilty then he up to ten years behind bars and his supporters have been rejecting all the accusations claiming that this is purely a political case. this kind of a lie many thanks indeed for that update. and next to bring you the untold stories of the doubt and many minutes. time. wealthy british style. sometimes it's time.
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