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the week's top stories here on artsy russia mourns the forty six victims of monday's plane crash in the northwest of the country with six survivors still in a critical condition. the surge in the number of civilian casualties from a nato air strikes on tripoli and intensified a crackdown on the coffee supporters in benghazi forced many to flee to say for parts of the country. time it's a very anger builds in the e.u. as its leaders agree on yet another bailout for greece on the blocks demands to impose tougher budget cuts and mass protests in athens. and
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a perfect way to learn more about russia from visiting its best beauty spots to discovering some of its most sacred traditions all aussies and newly launched documentary check. in with r.t. as we highlight the week's stories that made headlines welcome to the program well one more survivor of monday's plane crash in northwestern russia has died in hospital that brings the death toll now to forty six of this point a super off one three four heading from moscow to russia's republic of korea crash landed on a major road just a kilometer from his final destination six people who survived the crash remain in a critical condition. reports. struggling to keep her composure that yana is in disbelief at the sudden death of her friend william boyd
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claims. i do not understand why it happened she was one of the best people i've ever known i do not understand maybe it's fate but wanting to have to happen. the russian premier league football referee. just one of the forty four killed monday night when a tipple of one three four carrying fifty two people from moscow the bettors avoids going north western russia crashed on this road missing the runway by a kilometer twenty four hours later the crash claimed another victim when one of the survivors a young boy died in hospital. when i heard the little boy the hospital died i was shocked it's awful my late husband was a pilot he had landed planes at this airport many times it's very personal to me. the site of the crash has been cleaned up the roads have been reopened the wreckage of the great completely removed but there are still clear marks evidence like this
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poor as it reminds people of the tragedy that struck on monday night and for those who have been here to witness the horrific scenes they say that those memories are unlikely to go away. you know i didn't sleep for two days i couldn't even fall asleep i can't recall him people screaming and pulling bodies away from the plane. you have gained he was one of the first at the scene his house only meters away from where the plane came down. i heard the explosion and ran outside the lights went out and i ran to the site and we started rescuing people trying to weigh a man to remain and the pilot that he was dead while all the bodies have been recovered the relatives of the victims still have the tough task of identifying their loved ones investigators say all possible scenarios are being looked into but initial reports suggest bad weather and pilot error are the likely causes of the crash a suggestion that didn't sit well with some locals just would kill you it's easy to
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blame the pilot because he's dead i think the airport itself is to blame for family and friends are waiting for answers but all they can do now is remember those they've lost pets are still your r t russia your region. and you can take a closer look at the crash site in northwestern russia by doing so on our website snapshots from the spot just go to the photo galleries and the online exclusive section to get instant access and you can also find more of the other main news stories of the week that's all. part. well this we can see in a number of reports of growing civilian casualties in libya in the latest nato bombing in tripoli says fifteen people were killed in the eastern town of claim denied by the alliance libyan officials say over eight hundred civilians have died since the operation began in march parties more information and i reports on how
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many libyans are desperate to flee to safety. this family hasn't had the war quiet and peaceful like this one for months they've escaped from the libyan rebel stronghold of benghazi to hide in this refugee camp in the west of the country after a life in their native town became a nightmare. it's not safe there anymore it's become dangerous and it's not only because of explosions and can't show people from the government and been see you call them rebels we call them terrorists came to me and told me we have to arrest your daughter because we know that she supports khadafi. these kate has been long and hard for they were in the family well i remember i had to hide for some time from them as they've been searching for me then we knew there was a blast coming from benghazi to nazir the bus with the gravels for their purposes we did that bus with our faces covered and everybody was against gadhafi on it we told them that we were also against him and they were a sane son was rather look there's
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a surgeon has also fled the city he says they've made three attempts on his life but he only finally left when he saw a killing. him with from from or from your own killing him in front of your own good. because the doctor says people from the national transitional council were behind it this is the rebels official political body that are part of the revolution in libya started in the mid february its members are recognized by many countries throughout the world as the yalu determine through presence use of libya there is. very new so. there you are again it's. about freedom and democracy there is no freedom or democracy they just want to get the refugees here say they now finally feel safe but it's not that safe from the side of the frontline either. these people have
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gathered in the west of tripoli to bury those killed in. airstrike called in to leave when government officials a bomb landed in the private compound and flattened it killing fifteen people including three key aides this conflict has to come to an end immediately which is very unlikely to happen any time soon when you dug around in these cemeteries to frash while major who has already claimed that the operation to protect civilians must go on with clashes continue and benghazi and nato intensifying its bombardment of tripoli both eastern and western parts of the country are perilous to say and people are dying on both sides of the front line going to hear on the ground fear that's when the democracy they were stocks about will finally come here they'll not be enough people left to experience it. r.t. reporting from western libya meantime investigative journalist michelle collins
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says that nato won't be deflected by concern for civilians in its ultimate aim to control libya's resources. they have killed most civilians that the losses from the initials problems they have kills more civilians the nato bombings so the real i.d.'s not protect civilians the real andy these two achieve the economical strategical interests of their of the west us in europe i mean the oil i mean the financial reserves of libya i remind that the us he's a bind corrupt country and also preventing that kind of fear would be a sort of turning to the i.m.f. some buy for african development the old idea is to make the complicated international opinion accept the idea that nato is the cup of the world or that that nato has the right to make wars where they want to revisit the people in hospitals and we saw victims and indeed this in million population is
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a fact that must be very clear it has nothing to do with immunity or no war. with r.t. live from moscow and still ahead for you this hour fighting terror with torture. i was forced to agree that i'm the member of parliament. and i was. prisoner who fell victim to one lawful treatment and asked why a european citizen has spent several years in the notorious camp without trial. plus japan's nuclear disaster under estimated revisit fukushima city declared safe by the authorities we find radiation levels that are one thousand times the norm. e.u. leaders have agreed on a new bailout for greece but only after strict budget cuts are post a vote on a proposed twenty eight billion euro austerity plan is expected on wednesday if
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approved it will also mean another tranche of last year's bailed out will be handed over to greece the latest developments prompted immediate reaction from euro skeptics who held a mock funeral in brussels for the ailing single currency they argue that attempts to bail out greece are too little too late and of the crisis will help to bring about the downfall of the euro so. if we just keep pumping money into greece it's only putting off the death of their economy they are already bankrupt we have to wake up and smell the coffee and say enough is enough greece is going to go ireland's going to go portugal and of course the big one everyone is worried about is the state of spain that is what some of our banks like parties have been reducing our liabilities in spain because clearly the property slump in spain is much bigger than the spanish government is telling people places and even a drop of eighteen percent how do radio shows in spain people are losing seventy percent sixty percent in the value of their homes and their development spain will
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be the next one to trouble but why should we the u.k. taxpayer pay any german taxpayer pay for the ineptitude of the greek government. well as the crisis on rebels public fury continues to spill onto the streets of athens another strike is planned to coincide with the austerity vote next week so tourists pena geodes a lecturer at the university of the agreement excuse me says that the return to a national currency could be the way out for greece. the problem is we cannot do it we are giving twelve billion lifeline. the biggest part of which is going to be used to repay the debt to repay previous dates this is totally absurd it is for the benefit of greek people to have an immediate exit from the europe from the euro zone the euro is a monetary absurdity in a way it's a totally irrational financial and monetary architecture that is also
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a contributing factor to the debt crisis and in general to social crisis in greece so i think that going back to a national kerensky and the regaining public control in a way national control of monetary policy is a very necessary step to be taking it is not a road to disaster as the government is saying on the contrary it's going to be a very positive step. and in other news that we cover here here are see this week the far right dutch politician hurt builders has been cleared of charges of inciting hatred and discrimination builders went on trial for comments on islam that he made in a public debate compared to religions who not system and call for a ban on the koran in a court ruled that the remarks were offensive but didn't break any laws and the immigration sentiment is on the rise in europe with e.u. leaders agreeing on friday to tighten the roles within that union is
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a member of the european parliament philip klein says with multiculturalist politics failing it may be time for more radical solutions. we've always been told that multiculturalism was going to be great and was going to solve a lot of problems on the contrary it has become a problem in itself and it's very important that everyone should be able to know to put forward his own solutions to the problem another balanced and free debate people from outside of europe who come to any country in the european union and shoot. that themselves through the local malls the local way of living as a romans do and this is very important multiculturalism you know and in reality does not work in europe we are seeing big problems in major cities major capitals in western europe where we see power societies that have emerged you know with so many people who don't feel they have to adapt themselves to the way of living in the country they went to and so this has to change i think we need
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a much more restrictive immigration and integration policy. with our t.v. you can always find more pinions on that story and other stories on our website called let's have a quick look at what else is available for you on right right now a russian gymnastics champion and deputy is named one of the world's sexiest politicians by an american newspaper see who else made the list. and it may be a summer time in russia but it seems that winter fun is always welcome find out why moscow is famous and goalkeeper park is suffering on seasonal timothy's this weekend. the official tea allocation. called touch from the. life on the good. video on demand. or
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a chance for you with the palm of your. on the. quarter past the hour now here in moscow it could soon become easier for russian political parties to win seats in the lower house of parliament as the president has submitted a bill that would lower the threshold from seven percent to five percent of the votes speaking to the media before the decision dimitri medvedev said it could also be possible to lower that figure to three percent the president said that this is a need it's a political competition that help modernize the country a seven percent threshold was introduced in two thousand and seven by his predecessor a lot of it put on. well hoping to give the competition some fresh impetus is one of russia's richest men who's now got his sights set on politics of has been elected leader of the right cause party which plans to run in december as parliamentary elections is calling for a more liberal russia but proper off for himself doesn't want to call it an
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opposition party spoke exclusively to the billionaire he says he wants to be the next prime minister. it was not the kind of person who turns the dreamer plunges into allusions we have particular goals to get into russia's lower house of parliament with the maximum number of votes what i also understand is that i could be a good prime minister if the party successful i would fight for this position. and you can watch that interview in full in about fifteen minutes time right here say. well the u.k. has failed to track details about the hand of all of its detainees to the u.s. and protect them from possible torture in america's foreign prisons that's been revealed as a secret agreement between the two states on the treatment of prisoners during the iraq war surfaced this week released papers brought to light the case of a twenty eight year old pakistani units are not taller he was seized in iraq by
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british troops seven years ago and then secretly transferred to a u.s. detention camp in afghanistan he's been held there ever since despite the u.s. admitting he poses no risk corey from that reprieve charity is fighting a legal battle for tyler's release has told us he has had over what was illegal in the first place. there are hundreds of prisoners in bagram but what makes you special is that eunice was actually picked up by the united kingdom in iraq in february two thousand and four the u.k. handed him to the united states in march and april there were discussions between the u.s. and the u.k. because the u.s. wanted to send them to bob graham in the u.k. didn't object despite the fact that at this time even the grave photos broke making it absolutely clear to anyone who had any doubt what was happening to prisoners in u.s. the times that the u.k. says that it learned quote unquote in june of that year june two thousand and four that my client had been sent to bob graham and although there was an arrow you kind of deal between the u.s. and the u.k. that permits the u.k.
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to get him out of custody and never bother to do so so we've had to sue them in the united kingdom courts in haiti as corpus to tell them you have to get this prisoner back you never should have been sent out of iraq he was rendered on lawfully in violation of the geneva conventions and you have a responsibility to him he's your prisoner. meanwhile a similar scandal has to go after the european union back in two thousand and one e.u. leaders gave america the green light to go ahead with this vision of battling terra and since then hundreds have gone through torture without trial based on your bushel has been following one such story. and more and couldn't as was arrested on the streets and sent to guantanamo after five years america released him without charge to this day the u.s. has given no explanation all said story couldn't as is suing george bush's lawyer alberto gonzalez for ruling torture is legal interrogators from the land of the free are free to cause quote simulated drowning and rape boy instrumentality
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impairment of bodily function organ failure and even death. one of those who survived those kind of pressure on myself. because i was not sorry. i was. there and i was not the us refused to even reveal they were holding current as his mother owns this lawyer to find her son and it took several years there was no chance to get in quantico with mr quinn i think it's a shame for the united states what happened. is a ploy concerned national law and it's simply impossible and twenty first century. put someone in the next. room. saying you have to push for moves to end the practices they are imposing
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a set of standards on our intelligence communities in terms of interrogating prisoners that our people think will be ineffective in the classified memo gonzales did warn us gods it was legally safer to perform torture on foreign soil ministers and the european union were glad to oblige the e.u. agreed to help arrest and transport people to countries where they could be tortured in a meeting here at nato headquarters in two thousand and one detainees may or may not have been guilty since they never received a real trial we just can't know for sure berwick obama was elected on the promise to shut guantanamo but he's even appealed to you is cool rulings which give detainees some royds two years on the prison still open for business but all is the gotcha strange guilty of. crimes against humanity
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sociopathic street itself is your plan for participating and supporting exactly executives from bush down no fear going abroad of the foreigners fold law suits over torture when the world is what america's doing said bush is advisor we will all be ashamed you will shorty braman. you are watching the weekly here on arts here now learning lessons from the japanese crisis that was the key point of a five day nuclear forum that ended in vienna on friday but how do their findings match up to reality party's actual thomas went to a city just outside the twenty kilometer no go zone to witness a deadly disaster of the legacy of himself. i the ominous and constant ticking of geiger counters has scientists working in fukushima city concerned similar i'm in charge of the group of radiation detection and survey from
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fukushima university where now thinking their creation protocol and process set up by the japanese government is not enough and myself i think i should evacuate from this area but because of my job at the university i can't my family and my friends' families. officially for who she was city is in a safe area eighty kilometers from the going to plant reactor one and a full sixty kilometers outside the band's danger zone but still radiation levels here are much higher than normal. just to give you an idea of the consistency right now the battleground is really through quite a chilly night out. with about thirty times what is more of them except admirable but if you come down here and so we're just in the mud but the regular quickly. climbing earlier we got a really good night in iowa. which is about a thousand times more than what is going to level of state. but in order to claim that fukushima is truly safe from leaking radiation the japanese government has had
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to be creative with a number of other government. they change the. standard levels from one. to twenty million twenty times. the. standards before the accident and now. they raise the. standard so that they can say it's safe but actually the standard has changed the new higher levels mean that fukushima can be closed as being outside of the exclusion zone some say that evacuating the city would be simply impractical given the huge numbers of people affect. try and mitigate the circumstances to some degree a group of scientists have teamed up to find a simple ways to reduce the radiation levels. we're just trying to do a pilot project and do the. work by ourselves and
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we are not to using especially men we just use normal child both. groups. just. a small effort to bring some security to a community facing a scary and uncertain future in from who she was city or to. you with r.t. live from moscow now taking journeys across the world's largest country along with spellbinding stories now acceptable around the clock that's after r.t. dot a new channel all about russia was launched on thursday. over takes a closer look at what's in store for. they travel through snow and rain and cross rivers they go hunting beyond their polar circle and take to the skies they talk to ghost through shamans and study dusty archives they are the team of
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