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the first bodies of those killed on malaysian airlines flight seventeen if returned here to the netherlands amid a solemn ceremony this hour we report for mind over now and the crash site as the report creation of more than two hundred bodies gets underway. u.s. intelligence says there's no direct link between russia and the downing of the malaysia air flight claiming it was downed by armed fighters but failing to provide any hard evidence still. a british reporter working for r.t. in eastern ukraine goes missing in donetsk it suggested he's been held captive by the ukrainian security service and in other news. possibility the
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international humanitarian humanitarian law has been violated the u.n. condemns the israeli offensive in gaza saying it could amount to war crimes as it emerges one palestinian child has been killed every hour during the two days of the ground operation so far. as its nine pm here in moscow money was kevin zero in it with r.t. international and a solemn day the first bodies recovered from the crash site of flight m.h. seventeen have arrived in the netherlands they were brought on to transport planes from the ukrainian city of harkov earlier paul scott spoke to our room and cossar for the scene of the tragedy but first heard from peter oliver at the military
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airport where the victims were brought. well two transport planes arrived here it eindhoven air force base one from the dutch air force one from the australian air force they're operating in unison and what they're calling a air bridge mission where they have to make sure that enough to put them into and investigators get into ukraine and to make sure that all of the bodies of those who died on malaysian airlines flight seventy abroad here to the netherlands what we did see though is just before the coffin started to be unloaded the bugler played the last post on the bugle followed by a minute's silence that as you would imagine was impeccably observateur now it's understood from talking to airport officials here that around one thousand relatives of those who died on board that flight are here in attendance also in attendance dignitaries from from the australian government the australian ambassador to the netherlands is here also king william alexander of the
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netherlands and queen and queen and also as well the dutch prime minister mark once the those bodies are loaded they're going into funeral cars and being driven to a military base near to the city of. now that military base is the headquarters of the. medical training for the army now that's of seventy that can handle such a large amount of bodies and they can try and go about initiating the identification process we understand that will be a very long process it will be done with the help of the netherlands forensic institute the n.f.i.b. one of the regarded as one of the finest forensic laboratory anywhere in the world they'll be helping with the id process which could take quite a long time but it's been a very solemn day here in the netherlands a day of national mourning flags across the country at half mast we did see a very solemn service take place here from peter in. ukraine you are there still more than
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a hundred victims. in that site as well how is the investigation progressing. try we are here at the crash sites of malaysian airlines flight seventy nine and according to the monitors from the organization for security and cooperation in europe there are still body fragments scattered here and it's going to be a kilometer radius of the crash sites not all of them have been recovered the always see had been here on the ground starting from the second day after the crash and malaysian aviation experts have also arrived here five days after the crash and that's when the investigation commenced all the sides involved in this investigation including the monitors expressed satisfaction with the level of access that they got here with the level of security and makes malaysian experts expressed gratitude in that regard as well meanwhile malaysian prime minister said he is not about so blame anybody for the crash of this malaysian airlines flight
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seventeen until concrete evidence is there so he's waiting for the investigation to commence investigation had started but said it's a long way from finished and meanwhile the black boxes that were recovered from this area are now in possession of a u.k. authorities and perhaps they will be able to shed some light as to what happened to seventeen one and dutch investigators say they found no signs of those black boxes had been tampered with despite accusations from kiev aviation security expert desmond ross told us what could be gathered from than now. the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder were the two boxes were returning to the cockpit voice recorder as the name suggests will tell us what was said what noises were heard everything that occurred in the cockpit prior to the accident that can be very useful in those last moments of m h one seventy it could even record the
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sound of the explosion it will certainly record the sound of warning bells gongs and any comments made by the pilots the other one the flight data recorder specifically records the parameters of the aircraft it's. characteristics at that time i would not expect it to be anything it unusual on that flight data recorder up until the moment of the explosion that information should all be stored on the recorders so long as there is no tampering and no one to koreans with and they should be completely able to give us that information so i don't think it will take terribly long the cockpit voice recorder will be quicker but the flight data recorder require specialized equipment which is why it's going to england actually there's only about half a dozen special lives of oratory in the world where this can be done i'm sure it will have very painstaking examination to determine precisely what happened in the last moments seconds of m h one seventy five it could terry weeks.
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and the official investigation into the a made seventeen tragedies only in its initial phase but nonetheless u.s. and european news outlets already claim they know exactly what happened using the internet some verified unproven theories which appeared online soon after the crash they made moscow the culprit should can explain. the media coverage in the west has been largely slanted against russia public opinion of course response to that kind of coverage of a sentiment is that russia is probably involved and if involved they're probably going to cover it up that's where the public sentiment is in the c.n.n. poll the american people got it right in terms of who's to blame here folks fifty one percent said russia isn't directly involved but only the stakes are high whoever shoulders the blame for this atrocity is going to be the target of global anger and right now it looks like it's russia's fault because. it's russia's fault
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i it's quite clearly the latest twist in this propaganda war the russians through their ambassador here in kuala lumpur presenting their version of events to the malaysian media there's also been attempts to discredit russian sources of information c.n.n. put out a breakdown of what it called russia's propaganda the first item on the list is this it says the russian take passengers were already dead when put aboard the m h seventeen but when you follow the link on this page it has an article in russian which reviews all the apparently quote unquote fake fur gins and conspiracy theories that are out there that's what the article says specifically about the theory that the bodies were dead before the crash it says literally then there is information which is simply impossible to believe c n n presents it and calls it the russian take it is not the russian take in the same breakdown right after this dead bodies theory c.n.n. puts russian defense officials showing evidence that ukraine had the capability to
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shoot down the plane moscow is now saying ukraine did it showing evidence that it had the capability to do it contrary to what kiev is now say that claim is brushed off as propaganda that information is now politically charged on all airwaves it seems many journalists have already handed down their verdict in washington i'm going to check on r.t. . and accusations in the media against moscow over the downing of a major. world leaders to anyway professor neil kent from the cambridge initiative for security studies believe news outlets need to wait until the end of the investigation. the media has its own agenda. and wants to have a good story and has their own a priori convictions i did jury duty in england. and it was a case of someone stealing a rubber duck it took for two weeks to get to the bottom of that how
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much longer will it take to get to the bottom of such an incredibly difficult situation i think having conclusions on the basis of films video recordings and deciding virtually immediately who the culprit is is not the way to go about it. now the developments u.s. intelligence says there's been no direct link connecting russia to the malaysian plane crash in eastern ukraine washington does claim know that moscow created the conditions that led to the tragedy presenting the evidence of an intel briefing official said anti government forces were most likely responsible for downing that plane by mistake back in their proof photos and videos posted on social networks which they can't verify and it's to see a churkin and next on their. u.s. intelligence officials speaking on conditions of anonymity really under think the veil of secrecy are coming out and saying that they have absolutely no evidence and
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no proof showing any kind of involvement on behalf of the russian government when it comes to this tragedy certainly this is something that's a very big development in this story because this does not really fit the narrative that the u.s. has been pushing in this whole ordeal as of course meanwhile certainly the investigation is really just beginning to take off importantly we've heard from one u.s. intelligence officials say we don't know we name we don't know a rank and we're not even one hundred percent sure of a nationality this keeping this in mind they are continuing to say that it's likely this was a mystique shoot down conducted by the anti key of fighters on the ground in eastern ukraine but it looks like because of so much secrecy and these reports really are and interpreted differently certainly in the u.s. media were you seeing journalists going so far as to say that they have don't even have any certainty at all in terms of this being specifically the anti kiya
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fighters we know that these u.s. intelligence officials are saying that they're basing these claims on social media and posts made by the ukrainian government and that's certainly not a first when it comes to the ukrainian crisis on monday russia's defense ministry has said also that they have proof that there was another clean in the air next to the malaysian airlines flight before it was shot down believe this plane resembled a ukrainian military jets and they have been demanding comments or an explanation from kiev and kiev of course thus far has denied this we also do know that russia's defense ministry has also said that they have images of ukrainian missile systems within the zone of the crash. so the u.s. maintains that russia was responsible for creating the conditions for the crash admitting though that is partly based on social media posts whatever hard evidence it says it's got it's kept concealed and the possible reasons for that come up in
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today's cross talk the americans have extraordinarily good signal intelligence they are spying on the entire world they know what you and i had for breakfast today it it defies belief to imagine that they didn't have spy satellites over the place where the event occurred now what they're saying that just scary seemed to be saying was all we have excellent evidence much better than the russians but he won't say what it is if they have this evidence and it was in their favor i would imagine it would be all over the pages of the new york post right now oddly it's just believe me we have a mountain of evidence well they had a mountain of evidence and the iraqi w m d two they'd made it up. and just let you know from seymour that cross talks on a just over two hours time. and secure forces say they've downed two fighter jets
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in eastern ukraine near the site of the mh seventeen disaster ukraine security service quickly cuse russia firing the rockets from its territory earlier ceasefire been declared by the country's leader in areas spanning you can see there that forty kilometer radius around the crash site to ensure the safety of crash investigators. of the news two artes lost contact with correspondent graham phillips who is apparently has disappeared now in east ukraine along with a journalist for the countries and a news channel moscow's no demanded the both journalists be released immediately the details from. we haven't heard anything from graham phillips since eleven pm on tuesday however there is strong suspicion coming from one of the journalists from a fellow journalist at the and a news channel of that both journalists have been apprehended by ukraine's security services. people including.
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we have information then being held captive by the ukrainian security service that's according to anti-government forces. denies detaining the journalists or that they ever did however in may graham was all detained by security services crane for a legit espionage links he was questioned for about thirty six hours and released on tuesday evening he has informed me that he was playing to go to the area of donetsk airport now we have warned him that it's extremely dangerous that was the scene of some of the most intense fighting over the past several days nevertheless graham said that he's going to go he sent a text message overnight saying that he has arrived there shortly and that was the last that anybody has ever heard from him at r.t. however we did speak to one person one journalist who has asked that he remains named who was with when they were heading to the airport to move forward. we all went to the airport together some two hundred fifty meters away we turned back
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because we emerged from the trees into an area of open space. we felt we could be easy targets so we decided to go back to where we left our car and warn graham it could be dangerous. the reporters still decided to proceed because the people several times i think they could have been. back in a car. but another guy answered apparently it was that other reporter he talked very quietly we asked him where ground was he said he was surrounded by the ukrainian army and they've got ground. yes first to get him out of there moscow has demanded that both journalists be released immediately the country's foreign ministry has released an official statement saying that this is a problem isn't with that provide the attitude are the words independent international journalists who are providing the kind of information that you have find undesirable at the same time r.t. has also contacted you case foreign office who are saying that they are keeping
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a close eye on the situation there standing by ready to provide consular assistance when needed. to give you an idea of the bigger picture of reporting what people are up against as some of this month ukraine was labeled the world's most dangerous country for journalists to work in an international news safety institute report looked at various conflicts nations during the first six months of this year and this is what they found water on ukraine tops the list with seven international journalists killed during the fighting not far behind the rock still so very much a danger zone maybe no surprise the six reporters killed this instance start of the five have died in syria which has been rocked of course by years of ongoing civil war now pakistan also on the list to five journalists victims of the unrest in the country well in neighboring afghanistan for media workers have died since january. seeking to extend its blacklist of russians. who could face economic
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restrictions to do mergers could be in place assumes thursday. britain which is trying to undermine the mistral warships deal with russia because of the ukrainian crisis he points out that the u.k. still attracting russian money. why breaking up with moscow is so hard to do. france has been criticized for so far saying that it will all know its existing contracts to supply russia with two mistral helicopter carriers david cameron has criticised the move he has said that it would be on thinkable to honor such a contract if britain were in france's shoes and we've heard of an irritated response from across the channel the french foreign minister laurent fabius is reported to have said that britain needs to clean up its own backyard before it blasts fronts
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for continuing with the sale of those helicopter carriers now you get the sense that he's alluding to the numerous russian oligarchs that live in the u.k. russians that pay a lot of money to the u.k. tax man and just today a parliamentary inquiry revealed that britain itself has over two hundred export licenses for military equipment worth over one hundred and thirty two million pounds so you get the sense that paris could be feeling as though they've been picked on a little bit unfairly these helicopter carrier contracts are worth a lot of money for them they provide a lot of jobs for french people and emerging from a financial crisis the business isn't something that the french are prepared to part with too lightly especially if they don't feel like their european allies are sacrificing business interests themselves. more will do to come off the break
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including a damning report on children's deaths in palestine. on marriage in the financial world. it's not stopping only take it no demand it's ready not going to get any economic benefit in life there are. dramas that can't be ignored. stories others refuse to notice. faces changing the world rights now. so picture of today's. politicians from around the globe. look to. me just three years ago the european union are
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spending several hundred six billion a furious on the public procurement underestimation that each. deal twenty thirty sometimes even fifty percent of the money spent on corruption. those folks in the middle east now for a bit and just some of the latest pictures from gaza are about to show you where israel's been conducting an anti terrorist operation for over two weeks now. oh. good god get out of. our car was the one that was loaded with.
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israel's offensive has been condemned by the un human rights chief says war crimes may have been committed the world agencies civil rights council now launched an international inquiry indeed into possible violations by continuing to document several other cases in which family there is intense as were destroyed with the reported loss of civilian life and in which glib women marry indications suggest not even a single member after an armed group was present these are just a few instances where this seems to be a strong possibility that international humanitarian humanitarian law has been violated in a manner that could amount to walk. at the same time never police also condemned hamas for indiscriminately firing at israel meantime the un has just released a shocking report saying that over the past two days one palestinian child has been killed each and every hour it's estimated about seventy five percent of all the
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deaths in gaza receive illian the death toll most standing at more than six hundred forty and as harry fear reports those trying to save lives in the war zone are exposed to the very same dangers as the locals to. with israel's navy to the west tanks and ground troops to the north east and south and it's modern air force all the while overhead there is no shortage of extreme risks for gaza's paramedics not the first responders the palestinian red crescent ambulances haven't reached some affected areas leaving civilians distraught but entering such areas can be deadly for paramedics ambulances have come under fire in this recent escalation one medic has already died and it's happened before a paramedic died in the two thousand and twelve war more than a dozen others died in the two thousand and eight two thousand and nine conflict while in the last five minutes of being here at the hospital in middle middle we
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have seen three israeli on manned aerial vehicles fly over and we've seen just as many dead bodies right here. in order to palestinian paramedics do their job israel called the union national cease fire in an area that seen heavy strikes schools around and says fire engines and diggers rushed to help many injured and to recover the bodies. of missiles struck the surgery department which is home to casualty and trauma patients causing many deaths and injuries. you know no first responders are internationally legally protected workers fearing that's not enough they've been joined by foreign activists volunteering as human shields but even with that protection foreign volunteers shielding in the civilian evacuation and in the death of one teenager apparently as a result of multiple i.d.f.
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gunshots exhausted and overwhelmed with people needing that attention as paramedics have a seemingly impossible job to do all the while trying to avoid being part of the body count themselves. israel insists it's simply exercising its right to defend itself an assertion that gets wide support among the international community but when a british m.p. tried to point out as well that palestinians have the same right just take a look at what the reaction was liberal democrat david ward tweeted that if he lived in gaza he'd probably want to fire rockets at israel too on this is the response the party spokesman immediately responded saying ward's words would not representative of the liberal democrats that the m.p. would face disciplinary action condemnation from other parties to the conservative party chairman said the tweet was an appalling incitement to violence while the labor party described the comment as vile and their responsible was previously found himself in hot water over resent he is rail remarks once calling it
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a zionist state. and a war of words will tell you about over the middle east is just as heated offline r.t. dot com in the latest news series antiwar protests supporters of palestine to voice their anger over the bloody events think guards are outside the israeli embassy in chicago got all those pictures on a website one of the other side of the street a pro israeli rally took place at the same time there's a heavy police presence there and sure. didn't stray she demonstrators didn't clash with small groups from both camps did confront. sadly to another plane crash to tell you as well about this evening this time in taiwan where a trans a ship passenger plane has crashed it's thought forty seven of the fifty eight people on board that plane have been killed other reports suggest some may be trapped alive they think inside the wreckage according to reports the pilots were trying to carry out an emergency landing during bad weather but the twin propeller
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plane caught fire on the runway in its several buildings. thanks for being with r.t. up next rate hikes pension warnings and pyramid scheme to boom bust up the break with air in a. waters today you have the pond at me because. i spread all over. food you have in the whole world. drama zones in the fischel inquiry further more restrictions. really knows what's.
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