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in the stories this week 2 russian pilots pull off an expert emergency landing to say that passengers and crew off that plane suffers double engine failure during takeoff. the death of the disgraced financier jeffrey suicide but the lawyers say they're not satisfied with the conclusion and intend to carry out their own investigation. and in this weekend's developments hong kong's anti-government protest movement rumbles on with people in the hundreds of thousands demanding reforms while others rally in support of the.
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international i'm calling brave weekly look at the biggest stories as covered right here over the past 7 days and we're going to back to thursday morning 1st of all to russian pilots entered aviation history after pulling off what's been described as a miraculous emergency landing that crimea bound flight suffered a 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 evacuated the plane. i think about. was. the pilots of flight you 6178 just moments to react to the bird strike and avert
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impending disaster they decided to land the plane on its belly in a cornfield without deploying the landing gear or being able to dump the fuel that was on board. this video was taken from inside the aircraft as it accelerated along the runway siegel's that was sucked into the engines can be sane ever so fleetingly through the window with more on thursday's remarkable event cost around. 226 passengers and 7 crew members of ural 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 mir yusupov had just seconds to make the right decision when he discovered the strike caused engine failure with 16 tons of fuel on board and no ability to make it back to the runway he knew that an emergency landing could result in a catastrophe to show you
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a bit of parole 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 this man with nerves of steel decided still land the aircraft in a nearby cornfield 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 but is nothing 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 carefully just cook tell us please how do you
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feel now did you hurt your leg. you know it's better than if i was there lining. so everything is rather good the landing was good the final of the did a great job landed the plane on the belly everything he fine the media was quick to make connections with 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 risk used 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
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to see them again ramana koester of artsy moscow region action experts we spoke to say the pilots made all the right decisions under extreme pressure. i 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 robust crop so that helped the landing these pilots did brilliantly because they
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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 is a profession that russians are very proud of having those who have it placed 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 there is 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 disgraced former money manager jeffrey abstained was caused by suicide according to the new york medical examiner's office the convicted paedophile who had connections
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in high places in washington was found dead in his jail cell on august the 10th he was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges at the time but lawyers for the finance here 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 set to face trial over the alleged abuse of dozens of underage girls in the creation of a sex trafficking network but just days before his death a manhattan court released a 1200 documents relating to the case he repeatedly denied the charges against him last month though epstein had been placed on suicide watch after an apparent attempt to take his own life since the tycoon's death there have been numerous reports about the conditions that he was being kept in while he was detained some of suggested that he was having to pay in mates and guards for protection others that he was being prevented from washing and that he was probably sleeping on the
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floor and there are also some the claim that his death may not have even been suicide taking a closer look at all the speculation here. if there are screenwriters out there right now racking their brains over ideas for a 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 just how many skeletons in his claws a dis man have his death as a real shocker and a staggering mystery some details of it though have been revealed to the public.
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america baffled you really can't help asking questions. even though last month geoffrey epstein apparently already tried to kill myself a source within the law enforcement reported he was already put on suicide watch for less than a week plus it's been claimed epstein wasn't checked on every 30 minutes by guards
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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 deranged conspiracy theory in a statement a clinton spokesman said the suggestion that the clintons were involved
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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. 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 breathe 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
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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 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. another mass anti-government rallies been filling the streets of hong kong as the city's protest campaign reached into the 11th consecutive weekend hundreds of thousands of taking part in the latest demonstration which was only given permission to take place in a city park but then spread out rallies being led by the civil human rights front which has been behind some of the biggest demonstrations in the semi autonomous chinese territory since june on saturday thousands of teachers rather against hong
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kong's will for a season a show of solidarity with the youths who have been leading calls for democratic reform there was also a sizeable counter protest by people concerned by the continuing on rest of the city and the threat it poses to the territories special status the months of anti-government demonstrations were originally against the controversial extradition bill but it has since been suspended indefinitely the protests of sins widened into a much broader set of demands. and
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protests the hong kong airport took an unexpected turn on tuesday when a reporter for china's global times newspaper was seized by the crowds. god oh god. god god. god. the editor in chief of the 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 discharged journalist andre voltec says he believes the protesters have been acting in a hostile way towards media sympathetic to beijing look ruthlessly sort of actually
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afraid that the truth is going to go. to the surface they are angry it's all the media which is trying to cover it through the chinese b.r.c. point of view and their only supporter for the b.b.c. or the c.n.n. and other western media correspondents or you absolutely all that side if you look at the internet and you read the british newspapers though they are they are celebrated basically. india intensified its control of disputed kashmir this week further igniting tension with neighboring pakistan will have the details and reaction among all stories after the break. interest rates spike gapping and the spread is widening into what i call the interest rate apartheid if you're in the wrong side of the friends of jeffrey epstein you end up in m. bantustan of extortion ery credit card rates if you're
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a friend of jeffrey epstein then you get the insider rate of negative and you get paid to lend money or to borrow money excuse me from the bank. seemed wrong. just don't hold. me. yet to shape out these days because that's ok and engagement equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground.
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welcome back and human rights activist has been pardoned in bahrain after almost 3 years behind bars for making critical comments online about the government maintains that it was jailed for promoting and encouraging people to mount a coup. alleges that she was tortured and sexually abused by police officers after her arrest officials say they referred her complaint to a special investigation now just allegations relate to a local police station whose chief was trained by british police. spoke to the organization that petition for her release. enjoy yourself a former bahraini civil servant and mother 4 was jailed in april 27th to 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 hands of the offices she was arrested by this threaten to kill me they tried to bribe me they beat me but worst of all officers tour off my he job and attempted to
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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 just if it. is 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 an act and unfortunately for had she was subject to doing had interrogation to sexual assault and she was tortured only to interrogated about terror. and running a spoke 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 claimed in the police station headed up by brigadier far was. because trained by none other than the british police back in 2015 office on
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travel to belfast on a study visit basically a crash course in how to manage 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
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rape restricting my livelihood preventing treatment depriving that family 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 am banned from travelling targeted jailed tortured and my cause targeted attack 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.
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home office responsible for training offices abroad has poor and over 3000000 pounds 2012 with 89 percent of that some coming from countries where the death penalty still exists when the british government really talk about. training the police what they are really doing is empowering what we call it punitive and they are the one which are pretty much training. but also towards being in a police officer committed an abuse or something people could resort to to things like this like and was an office where you can submit complaints over the since 2000 to this date we have seen that those institutions which had been officially is the british training resulted in only one thing that they they kill the torture the still systematic in the country this is what the united nations said this is what amnesty and what the human rights watch said and then secondly that there is the climate of impunity is this the status in the country allegations of complicity in
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human rights violations and bolstering authoritarian regimes increased daily complicit or not one has to admit it's not great for the british sas to take on. india carried out a major crackdown against political leaders in the disputed region of kashmir this week including arresting 3 former chief ministers of the muslim majority state. which also lays claim to the territory have lashed out of the international community accusing it of standing by india strips kashmir of its autonomous status massive protests were held against india's actually prime minister m.r. carney even compared to the appeasement of nazi germany india insists its decision is a protective move against terrorism next looks at whether india's gamble will pay off . once it was supposed to be a himalayan switzerland kashmir a contested region for decades is in
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a tournament no more all for the sake of prosperity and good according to india's prime minister narendra modi. whether it's the color of saffron in jammu and kashmir or the taste of the sweetness of apples or the succulents of a brick wall. kashmiri shores or art works the organic products of latin 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. here instead of sweetness or succulents the reforms have brought the vile and discrimination out of both sides india didn't just strip kashmir of autonomy many
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say strip kashmir is women of their rights it's comments like these coming out of india that cause the outcry muslim policy 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 kashmir were allowed to buy property in the contested region well now across india there is a spike in google searches is 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 bad to become policy on kashmir is weak we have to respond to the indian atrocities and the look
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down of the valley jihad is mandatory this is a pakistani cleric declaring jihad in india not any cleric but an open advocate of a some a bin laden. some had good relations with my late father as 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 all doesn't see a few radicals of course const peak for the population of 2 nations especially when it amounts to almost 1500000000 people combined but radical change of oaks radical sentiment and it's never a good thing when nuclear powers are involved because of that that's it from a thanks for watching sean thomas actually covered in the coming hours here on r.t. international he's going x. weekly of the world apart.
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so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy glue foundation let it be an arms race off and spearing dramatic development only personally i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time to sit down and talk. cas calendar. alfonzo any longer and there's change from page
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dard served. his 1st words were added i will see you are a challenging post you've got to use to me as. i have no doubt that what happened was criminal. offense concentrate machiavelli's $1000000000.00 industry these companies how does huge financial motivation to solve these problems there are numerous stocks showing that doctors were keen to test facts right concentrates for the insights of its own that patients want gives them doctors the wrong stoplight. term system why they would give me some security procedures day. and people still die and i'm always question or so i tried being hard to live when so many homes.
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are. hello and welcome to worlds apart from the recent clashes on the indian pakistani border while sparking over a potential war between nuclear rivals provided a curious lassen in political judo the pakistani leadership confronted to strikes on its territory not only managed to defuse tensions but also turned it into
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a mind their p.r. victory can it make it last while to discuss that i'm now joined by in the road by a hard pakistan's former foreign minister and currently a member of the national assembly but i'm hard it's good to talk to you give thank you very much for the time. so good to be here now the tensions between india and pakistan obviously have a very long history and there were times not so long ago when the one that was much more likely to count on india exercising restraint and pakistan acting more belligerent lee now it seems the tables have turned what explains these dramatic reversal in posters and you know it's interesting that you point that out because we've been saying this for the last many years that pakistan has changed by this is changing for the better getting out of extremism which we unfortunately found ourselves and we lived in because of you know the historical baggage of the one war and becoming a more progressive society i think the democratic regimes the last 2 democratic
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regimes had much to do with it whereas at the same time we see india going deeper and deeper into this ultra nationalist extremist almost in the state non-secular and all times to mr moody who has not been the treated his vision into the fabric of indian society i think this crisis is unfortunate as it was exposed the changed pakistan worse is the change to india and if i were the world i would be very scared of what i see in india right now for both leaders it was definitely an opportunity to exercise leadership and they chose very different strategists one of them chose to flex muscles the other one i thought to rely more on his wits do you think that's more reflective of the personality of the 2 leaders mr modi and mr han or is it indeed more long term reflective of the country's national standing and national post. personalities certainly have a role to play i think you will hear more than.


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