with the top stories from the past 7 days on running to up to the moment developments as well this is the weekly r t international hello and welcome. to russian pilots entered aviation history on thursday morning after pulling off what's been described as a miraculous emergency landing there crimea. flight suffered twin engine failure after striking a flock of birds while taking off from moscow airport but against the odds they were able to bring it down safely in a nearby field saving the lives of everyone on board this was the scene as people left the plane. i don't already have a. look at the issue to live. up. to.
the pilots flying to use 6178 just moments to react to the bird strike out of bird impending disaster they decided to allow the plane on its belly in a cornfield without deploying the longing fear or dumping fuel either well this video was taken from inside the aircraft as they have accelerated along the runway to see goals that were sucked into the engines can be seen ever so fleetingly through the window 226 passengers and 7 crew were on board with more on thursday is remarkable events here's artie's ramon costa red 226 passengers and 7 crew members of fuel airlines flight bound for crimea from moscow are celebrating their 2nd birthday the air bus a 321 collided with a flock of birds just shortly after takeoff from the capital's zuckoff ski airport's the captain jameer yusupov had just seconds to make the right decision
when he discovered the strike caused engine failure with 16 tons of fuel on board no ability to make it back to the runway he knew that an emergency landing could result in a catastrophe to show you a little but all after we took off the engines became unstable 1st the left one and then the right one we usually simulate the situations when one or 2 engines are off despite all our efforts the plane was going down we realized that we didn't have much time just one or 2 minutes to make a decision in a blink of an eye man with nerves of steel decided still land the aircraft in a nearby. kornfield without using the landing gear and shutting off all power to prevent an explosion and various officials praised the crew for their professionalism during the spine chilling landing as well as for a well organized evacuation it is something we acted in line with our training with
similar situations like this before so there were no surprises the passengers were disciplined listen to our instructions and evacuated very quickly they did as we expected there was no panic on board even though the landing was rough the pilot did a great job he landed the plane really kathleen koch tell us please how do you feel now did you hurt your leg. you know it's better than i was there lying on the field so everything is rather good the landing was good defilers did a great job landed the plane on the belly everything he's fine the media was quick to make connections with a another such incidents when the loss of life was a virgin thanks to a pilot the miracle on the hudson involving a u.s. airways the aircraft flown by captain chesley sullenberger and jeffrey skiles hit a flock of geese after takeoff from new york city's la guardia airport and lost all engine power i'm able to land at any available airport they had to ditch the jet in
the hudson river just outside of manhattan with all of the 155 passengers a rescued by nearby ferries and bolts thanks to the heroic solved by the captain and his crew their relatives and loved ones self all the people involved will get to see them again ramana koester of artsy moscow region well in the aftermath when he took the opportunity to speak to aviation experts who to him all said the pilots made all the right decisions on to extreme pressure. take my hat off to the pilots and to everybody onboard the crew and the passengers because this was a textbook emergency landing the video i've just seen of it was absolutely amazing i think he took a calculated risk he said right we are too near the ground by the time the landing gear gets down it might not have locked in place we'll go for what we call a belly flop and that's basically what he did and he landed it beautifully and this
is a bit like the if you remember the hudson river incident when the plane landed on the lake the whole point is that he brought it down with the nose slightly out and so literally it sailed over the cornfield and that's quite a rip so that's helped the landing these pilots did brilliantly because they were really quite low when the bird strike took place and the engine power dropped away almost completely so they had to look around for an open space in which to land and they didn't and as you can see they've done it brilliantly russia does have a history of having very good pilots that it's a profession that russians are very proud of having those who have it almost exactly 10 years ago there was what has become known as the miracle on the hudson they got a little bit higher before the birds hit them but this time they were geese and those a very big birds they lost both engines the pilot looked around the highly urbanized area near new york couldn't see anywhere safe to land so he landed on the river and
again like this event everybody survived. the death of discrete former money military jeffrey epstein who was caused by suicide according to the new york medical examiner's office the convicted paedophile who had connections in high places in washington was found dead in his jail cell on august the 10th he was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges after time but lawyers for the financier have said they're not happy with the findings of the autopsy. the defense team fully intends to conduct its own independent and complete investigation into the circumstances and cause of mr epstein's death we are not satisfied with the conclusions of the medical examiner the 66 year old multi-millionaire was said to face trial over the alleged abuse of dozens of underage girls on the creation of a sex trafficking network just days before his death
a manhattan court had released 1200 documents relating to that case he had repeatedly denied the charges against him last month epstein had been placed on suicide watch after an apparent attempt to take his own life well since the tycoons death there have been numerous reports about the conditions he was living in some have suggested he was having to pay other inmates for protection others thought he was sleeping on the floor and wasn't allowed to board some even claim the death may not have been a suicide taking a closer look at all the speculation here certainly appropriate go. if there are screenwriters out there right now racking their brains over ideas for a new mega juicy plot i've got a perfect one for you the life and death of convicted paedophile jeffrey epstein who was at the same time a friend of the likes of presidents clinton and trump or you case prince andrew
america baffled you really can't help asking questions. even though last month geoffrey epstein apparently already tried to kill him self a source within the law enforcement reported he was only put on suicide watch for less than a week plus it's been claimed epstein wasn't checked on every 30 minutes by guards and got deprived of his cellmate in violation of the prisons normal procedure there was also a rumor that surveillance cameras malfunctioned on that night when the death happened. only a day before the inmate was found unconscious a court released 1200 pages of documents detailing numerous claims of child abuse by him and his girlfriend was that the last drop of anguish we'll never find out.
oh this is a giant playground for fans of conspiracy theories these have been ranging from the idea that bill clinton had jeffrey epstein killed even president trump tweeted about that one to the russia did it kind of stories president from using his massive twitter platform $63000000.00 followers to spread a doraine conspiracy theory in a statement a clinton spokesman said the suggestion that the clintons were involved is ridiculous and of course not true and donald trump knows it you know this is just more recklessness what he's doing is dangerous a guy who had information that would have destroyed rich and powerful men's lives and dead in his jail cell how predictably russian it's hilarious and ultimately completely predictable that you would have leftist democrats and the media trying to pin something else on russia we haven't seen any ties to russia in the eps and
steve case we haven't seen any russian oligarchs that have been on this fly list that we know of but anyway you can't turn away from the fact that mr epstein was close like i said with some of the most influential people on this planet most likely they had nothing to do with the death but all those politicians and money makers can now brave a sigh of relief because dead men don't speak the really aggravating thing to me is all the flying monkeys that are out there right now on conspiracy theories if you look at the facts of this case it was no question this was going to happen 1st of all in lock up settings like that there is no such thing as a personal privacy there there are no un control settings if rules are followed no shoelaces no belts no access to even as much as a finger nail clipper or busy radio show us the darn films what do the cameras have to say who had access to the cameras where are they this is a remarkably simple program just 1st show us what was recorded.
a human rights activist who has been pardoned in bahrain after almost 3 years behind bars for making critical comments online about the government bahrain maintains. it was jailed for promoting them encouraging people to mount a coup niger herself alleges she was tortured and sexually abused by police officers after her arrest but really officials say they have referred her complaint to a special investigation not just allegations relate to a local police station whose chief was trained by british police. spoke to the organization a petition for her release. enjoy yourself a former bahraini civil servant and mother for was jailed in april 27th he criticised the regime for hosting the motor racing show case that is formula one use of gave account of the abuse and sexual assault she was subjected to at the hot of the offices she was arrested by this russian to kill me they tried to bribe me
they beat me but worst of all officers tour off my he job and attempted to strip me of my clothes before an officer sexually assaulted me in custody the pain and humiliation of that week will haunt me for the rest of my life the gist of it is that the fact is she is involved in what they call it terrorist activity is. that it finishes off this means that the criticizing for will and grace and. reflecting good opinion on facebook or on twitter could considered to be a terrorism act and unfortunately for had she was subjected during combat interrogation to sexual assault and she was tortured only to interrogated about terror. in granting facebook account which was simply just a critical formula one a domestic bahraini issue while not really because the appears to be just soft it
all happened as activists claim and the police station headed up by brigadier far was. because trained by none other than the british police back in 2015 office on travel to belfast on a study visit basically a crash course in how to monitor protesters the trip cost british taxpayers 16000 pounds now engineers have raised the alarm question how this all fits in with bahrain's human rights records. are you hiding behind a. when i arrived at the building in morocco they blindfolded me interrogated me because of my human rights activities during the interrogation the use the worst forms of physical torture they told me some harsh words threaten me and sexually abused me.
the members of the national security service insulted me they threatened me with rape restricting my wife with huet preventing kryten and depriving them of education and housing in addition to psychological and physical torture i was jailed 5 times in the past year most of the time i'm banned from driving targeted jailed and my cars targeted attacked by rubber bullets and tear gas. one can often why is the u.k. continuing its cooperation with the regime regularly condemned by organizations all over the walled while the u.k. says that to give a helping hand in improving human rights so it's all in good faith and in the name of democracy given the high level of skill and expertise across british policing it is not surprising that there is an international appetite to learn from the best we cannot stand by and criticize countries from the sidelines if we want to see
wholesale changes it probably doesn't hurt that it brings in a tidy sum to the arm of the u.k. home office responsible for training officers abroad as poor and over 3000000 pounds and 2012 with 89 percent of that some coming from countries where the death penalty still exists when the british government really talk about training those police what they are really doing is empowering what we call it culture of impunity and they are there one which pretty much training towards serbs but also rewarding them if a police officer committed an abuse or something people could resort to things like this like and was i'm an officer. you can submit complaints since 2002 or to this date we have seen that those institutions which had been officially is the british today ending resulted in only one thing that they they kept the torch it is still systematic in the country this is what the united nations sayed this is what amnesty and what the human rights watch said and then secondly that it is the
climate of impunity is the status in the county allegations of complicity in human rights violations and bolstering authoritarian regimes. complicit or not one has to admit it's not great for the british. government protests continue in hong kong with tens of thousands hitting the streets to call for reforms and also those in support of police in the city state we'll have more from there after the break.
20 minutes into the hour welcome back another must to government rally has been filling the streets of hong kong this sunday now as the city's protest campaign continues for on the 11th consecutive weekend tens of thousands took part in the demonstrations which was only given authority to take place in a city park but has since spread the rally has been led by the civil and human rights front which has been behind some of the biggest demonstrations in the semi autonomous chinese territory since. both options of teachers rallied against hong kong authorities on saturday in a show of solidarity with the youths who have been at leading calls for democratic reform there was also on the left of your screen here a sizable culture of protest by people concerned with the continue unrest in the city and indeed the threat that it poses to be territory special status the months
a reporter for china's global times newspaper was seized by the crowds i was be editor in chief alvi global times confirmed it was his employee in the video he took to twitter to plead with the demonstrators to release the journalist stressing that his sole job was to report the news later that day the reporter was rescued by police and sent to hospital he's since been the stars journalist revolt check ses he believes the protestors have been acting in a hostile way towards media sympathetic to beijing. the protesters started actually afraid that the truth is going to go. to the surface they are angry at all the media which is trying to cover it through the chinese will be out of the point of
view and they're only supportive of the b.b.c. of the sierra other media correspondents who are absolutely if you look. at issues. they're celebrating basically. india this week carry on a major crackdown against political leaders in kashmir into doing arresting 3 former chief ministers of the muslim majority state pakistan which also lays claim to the region has lashed out of the international community for they see standing by as india strips kashmir of its autonomous status pakistani prime minister iran can compared what's happening in the region to the appeasement of nazi germany new delhi though insists that the sation is a protest that move against terrorism artie's igor's it out of looks at whether it will have the desired impact. once it was supposed to be a himalayan switzerland kashmir
a contested region for decades is an autonomy no more all for the sake of prosperity and good according to india's prime minister narendra modi. read whether it's the color of saffron in jammu and kashmir or the taste of cowra the sweetness of apples or the succulents of kashmiri sure works your gammick products or herbal medicine and needs to be spread worldwide but given the history of kashmir there was little chance of modi's move going down well. yeah instead of sweetness or succulents the reforms have brought out the vile and discrimination out of both sides india didn't just strip kashmir of autonomy many
say strip kashmir's women of their rights it's comments like these coming out of india that cause the outcry muslim party workers should rejoice in the new provisions they can now marry white skin women of kashmir on social media bigotry is rampant some see this as an opportunity to claim ownership of women living in kashmir under one of the provisions which is no longer in place only permanent residents of carriage male were allowed to buy property in the contested region well now across india this is spike in google searches related to well seeking marriage with kashmiri women needless to say no one bothering about their consent but it's not just india that's going haywire pakistan is outraged too it's a contested territory after all so the worst in people is being buried there to the
current policy on kashmir is weak we have to respond to the indian atrocities and the look down of the valley jihad is mandatory this is a pakistani cleric declaring jihad on india not any cleric but an open advocate over some of bin ladin some had good relations with my late father we don't support the american narrative declaring him a terrorist he did jihad to implement sharia around the world so for us he's an islamist warrior we named our lawyer bree after him with. a few radicals of course the concept beat for the population of 2 nations especially when it amounts to almost 1500000000 people combined but radical change of ochs radical sentiment and it's never a good thing when nuclear powers are involved. c.n.n. anchor me to movement advocate don lemon who has spoken openly about alleged abuse
he suffered as a child is not a facing accusations of his own the incident took place in 28 ing and involves a former barman accusing lemon of sexual harassment. on air and through social media platforms don lemon an american journalist purports to be a staunch advocate for the me to movement a social movement meant to bring awareness and give a voice to victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment when the cameras are turned off however mr lemons actions are in stark and disturbing contrast to the public persona he attempts to convey. dustin high school amy lemmon assaulted him in a bar after initially offering to buy the t.v. news presenter a drink the plaintiff the scribe the incident demeaning unprovoked oh fence of assault. he suffered severe emotional stress and there's no suing lemon for specified damages stating he wants one and
a half $1000000.00 to abandon the legal case don lemon denies all the allegations additionally according to his employer c n n dustin heist a long track record of attacking the social media or brendan strike of the thunder of the walk away campaign which encourages minorities in particular to shun the democratic party sees it's unfair to accuse don lemon without any real evidence the accusations of any kind of wrongdoing or sexual assault or sexual misconduct should certainly be taken seriously but i do think however it's very important to take into account the level of credibility of the witness themselves and also the amount of evidence that's provided that's available to us at that time i believe in due process i believe in the american way i believe that somebody is innocent until proven guilty and so for c.n.n. to stand by don lemon and say you know let's look at the evidence and let's not presume that he's guilty i think they're doing exactly the right thing. is
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