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the. party's at latest headlines and the top stories from the week two more people including a teenage girl die in hospital following monday's passenger plane crash in northwest russia it now brings the number of victims to forty seven. reports of a mounting civilian deaths across libya and a political cleansing by rebels in benghazi that's forcing many to search for safety outside their hometown of. skeptics in brussels to stage the euro's funeral as leaders hash out yet another multibillion euro bailout for greece but new austerity cuts sparked anger in athens.
but with the stories that made headlines this week you're watching the weekly or consider it a man and a teenage girl who were among eight survivors of monday night's plane crash in northwestern russia have died in hospital as you pull off one three four heading from moscow to russia's republic of crash landed on a major road just a kilometer shy of the run rate it is a disaster has now claimed at least forty seven lives. sent this report from the crash site. but struggling to keep her composure to john is in disbelief at the sudden death of her friend. i do not understand why it happened he was one of the best people i've ever known i did not in the stands maybe it's fate or wanted it have to happen. the russian premier league football referee vladimir but i just
one of the forty four killed monday night when he did will have won three for kerry fifty two people from moscow the burglars of once in northwestern russia crashed on this road missing the runway by a kilometer. 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 plane completely removed but there are still marks evidence like this chorus that reminds people of the tragedy that struck on monday right and for those who had been here to witness the resurrect say as they say that those memories are unlikely to go away. i didn't sleep for two days i couldn't even fall asleep i can't recall and people screaming and i was pulling bodies away from the plane what are you getting was one of the first seen his house only meters away from where the plane came down real. i heard the explosion and ran outside the lights went out i
ran to the site and we started by scaring people who were trying to where a man two women and the pilot but he was dead while all the bodies are been recovered and relatives of the victims still have the tough task of identifying their loved ones investigators say all the equipment were functioning properly at the time of the crash and they've also refuted initial reports that the navigator had high levels of alcohol in his blood for now they suggest bad weather and pilot error appear to be the likely causes of the crash the suggestion didn't sit well with some locals just would try it's easy to blame the pilot because he's dead. i think the airport itself is to blame family and friends are waiting for answers but all they can do now is remember those people lost. yes there is silly r t russia's can really region. you can find out more details on the how to pull off
one three four crash on our website just go if you want to you got caught in the online exclusive section to get instant access i also find more than other main news stories of the week. all about. dot com. but number of civilian casualties in libya is reportedly rising drastically the government says a nato air strike has killed at least fifteen people in the eastern town of break up the alliance denies the accusation saying it attacked buildings in an abandoned area deemed legitimate military targets opposition leaders in benghazi say expect to receive proposals from tripoli which could end a drawn out conflict but many in the country believe the rebel forces are not interested in peace or democracy parties or if not i went to meet some of. these family hasn't had a walk wasn't peaceful like this one for months this keeps on 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. i know it's not safe there anymore it's become dangerous and it's not only because of explosions and gunshots one day people from the government and the girls the you call them rebels we call them terrorists came to me in told me we have to arrest your daughter because we know that she supports gadhafi. these kids has been long and hard for the we were in the family around them but was it a cousin i had to hide for some time from them as they've been searching for me then we knew there was a bus coming from benghazi to tears here the bus with the rebels for their purposes we took that bus with our faces covered and everybody was against gadhafi on it we told them that we were also against him and they want to send me son was brother doctors subquery 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. take him with from
a from or from i.c.u. killing him in front of i.c.u. her own good his body on the world. the doctor says people from the national transitional council were behind it this is the rebels official political body set up after the revolution in libya started in the mid february its members are recognized by many countries throughout the world as the only legitimate representatives of libya there is no other then you mean you so you must be. there you are again is. about freedom and democracy there is no freedom or democracy they just want to follow 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 gathered in the west of tripoli to bury those killed in an airstrike according to lebanese government officials a bomb landed on the private compound and flattened it killing fifteen people
including three key this conflict has to come to an end immediately which is very unlikely to happen any time soon well made to has already claimed three operations to protect civilians nasco on those clashes canteen 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 frontline many on the ground fear that when the democracy there west talks about will finally come here they'll not be enough people left to experience it. r.t. but for some from western libya. well nato knew from the very beginning that it's humanitarian operation would cause civilian deaths so as professor lawrence davidson for me west chester university in pennsylvania. what is causing to question is the original justification for american intervention which was
humanitarian my own personal opinion is that that was always a just a media story for our domestic consumption you cannot intervene anywhere with this level of munitions and not kill civilians and there but the type of munitions that they're using where there are these are are you know piloted aircraft or a drone strike in afghanistan i mean you can either void it you can these are not smart weapons whatever they might say and if you're going away attack a building in a urban environment you don't know you know there's a margin for error it's a large and you're going to kill civilians there it's just they know that they know that and they've only admitted to one but you know there has to be more. they're watching that weekly here on r.t.
and turning our attention now to syria where syrian forces have opened fire at funerals for the victims of a brutal crackdown on anthony waging protesters in the capital damascus at least two people died more than a twenty are thought to have been killed across syria since friday the latest wave of protests against president bashar al assad's rule came despite a speech on monday in which he promised and liberal reforms in return for an end to the violence of three one plan crackdown has reportedly left fourteen hundred people dead former british ambassador to syria basil eastwood says the people there are divided of a president assad wanted a strong desire for a political process. and there were great hopes that he would lead to a better future he still retains some of that popularity particularly with the urban populations in damascus and aleppo the second big. city which have done relatively well because of his economic liberalization. but in the
countryside and amongst the intelligentsia i think there are now no hopes that he couldn't bring about reforms there is a long tradition in that part of the world of a vengeance but so far the opposition activists at least are sticking firmly to their insistence that there should be. no violence on the part of the activists and they're also saying they do not want any outside intervention. and they are starting to talk about the lead fall. a political process will start ten minutes past the hour here in moscow you with our team coming up later in the program return of the guantanamo scandal. i was forced to agree that i'm a member of tell you. and i was. five years of torture all for
a phony confession one x. one time a detainee tells us his story paints a bleak picture of the struggle to bring those he accuses of abuse to justice. and r.t. investigates the real radiation situation near japan's of fukushima nuclear plant the international community tightens up atomic security levels. and european union has agreed to bail out greece one more time but only if athens introduces its savage new austerity measures the greek parliament vote on the cuts totaling more than one hundred billion a year zero is expected on tuesday proposals of course an angry response from the greek public but the promise of more massive protests to come with a photo may be decisive not only for the fate of greece but also the ailing euro skeptics in brussels even staged a symbolic funeral for the currency. sotiris panagiotis a lecturer at the university of the aegean police in greece can only move forward
via banning what he calls the absurdity of the year. the problem is we cannot do it we are getting twelve billion lifeline. the biggest part of which is going to be used to repay 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 eurozone the euro is a monetary absurdity in a way it's a totally irrational financial and monetary architecture that is also 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 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 the european parliament member david campbell bannerman believes that the euro is a political prison for greece isolation lines and a return to its national currency contract well. the question now is are we throwing good money after bad money you know how many billions can you throw at this you know the tolerance of the people for carts for extra taxes as you see in greece there's real trouble there there's trouble in spain and ireland particularly i think it's in major trouble the euro and i have been saying for some time i do believe it will collapse either in far or totally and probably quite shortly but to be honest i think in the euro is a political prism for countries such as greece and spain and they need to be liberated from their prison recreate their own currencies have devaluation make their exports cheaper make it easier for tourists to visit their countries and
they'll get back and on their feet i think they should go back to the drachma i think they need to get out the euro it is a prison for them and to recreate the drachma i know there are no plans at present to do that but of course they can't sort of plan for the until the or actually fails i think that is the salvation for greece and that's the way it really should go but obviously that's a matter for the greek people. it is a quarter past the hour here in moscow you're watching the weekly five nuclear forum in vienna this week saw widespread agreement for increased safety measures of course following japan's atomic crisis in march sean thomas went to fukushima just outside the twenty kilometer no go zone around the stricken plant to witness the deadly legacy of the disaster or insult. i the ominous and constant ticking of geiger counter scientists working in fukushima city concerned. i'm in charge of the group of radiation detection and survey from
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 because of my job at the university i can't my family and my friends' families are of a katy. officially fukushima city is in a safe area eighty kilometers from the going to plant a reactor one and a full sixty kilometers outside the vendor's danger zone but still radiation levels here are much higher than normal. just to give you an idea of the consistency really on the ground it is a really really quite chilling nine hour girl ring it's about time what is more than acceptable but if you come down here to where i just saw a lot of collected a revenue killing quickly. but it's still climbing earlier we got a reading of writing and i in my career which is about a thousand times more than what is going to accept it. but in order to claim that fukushima is truly safe from leaking radiation the japanese government has had to
be creative with the numbers but the government did. change the redish of quantum. levels from one. to twenty million even 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 and the new higher levels mean that fukushima can be classed as being outside of the exclusion zone some say that evacuating the city would be simply impractical given the huge numbers of people effect. try and mitigate the circumstances to some degree a group of scientists have teamed up to find simple ways to reduce the radiation levels. we're just trying to do pilot project.
by ourselves and we are not using our special you create men we just use normal child both. groups. we just. saw a small effort to bring some security to a community facing a scary and uncertain future in fukushima city sean thomas r.t. . mrs arty live from moscow now more parties could soon be represented in russia's lower house of parliament after the president proposed a lowering of the threshold from seventy five percent of the vote that will be the minimum level needed to take up a seat in the duma speaking before making the decision that dmitri medvedev said it could be possible to lower that figure to three percent in the future if you think the reform aims to boost political competition and help to modernize the country however medvedev pointed out that the december parliamentary election will be held
that using the current regulations the change in the threshold if you look try to elections in two thousand and sixteen. well having to give politics some fresh impetus is one of russia's richest men who now has his sights set on parliament. has been elected leader of the right course party which plans to run in december elections it stands for a more liberal russia but profit off himself didn't want to call it an opposition group he promised to make the right course party the second largest after the united russia and said he would like to one day become prime minister an exclusive interview with the billionaire is coming your way next hour look here's a preview. although not the kind of person who turns the dreamer plunges into illusions we have particular goals given to 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.
this is the weekly on our team the u.k. is being accused of failing to protect detainees it handed over to secret u.s. prisons for torture it's alleged the two nations also made a backroom deal on the treatment of prisoners during the iraq war papers released earlier this week like the case of a twenty eight year old is starting a uniter rahmatullah about seven years ago he was seized in iraq by british troops and handed. but you are a u.s. detention facility he's been held there ever since despite the u.s. admitting he poses no risk from the reprieve charity who's fighting for his release told us his situation is a violation of international law. there are hundreds of prisoners in background but what makes you know as special is that you know it 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 it to background in the u.k.
didn't have jack despite the fact that at this time even the abu ghraib photos broke making it absolutely clear to anyone who had any doubt what was happening to prisoners in u.s. detention 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 about ground and although there is an ngo you kind of deal between the u.s. and the u.k. that permits the u.k. to get him out of custody it never bothered to do so so we've had syria then in the united kingdom courts in haiti is corpus to tell them you have to get this prisoner back you never should have been sent out of iraq he was rendered unlawfully in violation of the geneva conventions and you have a responsibility to him he's your prisoner. and it's not just with britain that the u.s. appears to have a deal to detain terror suspects across the e.u. hundreds claim to have been tortured and held without trial parties are trying to push or follows one such case. as was
a really stood on the streets and sent to guantanamo for. five years america released him without charge. the u.s. has given no explanation. could george bush's law alberto gonzalez for his legal interrogators from the free free simulated drowning rate instrumentality impairment of bodily function organ failure and even if i was one of those. kind of pressure on myself. because i will not sign. that i was forced to agree. member of. the us refused to even reveal we will hold in common as he's muggles he's loyal to find her son. years there was no chance to get in contact with mr krone's
it's really a shame for the united states what happened. is. concerned national war and it's simply impossible twenty first century sure put someone in the next. room. saying you have no right to push for moves to end the practices they are imposing a set of standards on our intelligence communities in terms of interrogating prisoners that our people think will be an effective end of the classified memo gonzales did warn us gods it was legally safer to perform torture on foreign soil and ministers in 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 detainee's may or may not have been guilty since they never received
a real trial we just can't know for sure. obama was elected on the promise to show . but he's even appealed u.s. court rulings which give detainees some royds two years on prison still open for business but all washington street guilty of. crimes against humanity sociopaths is treason and so is your plea for participating and support exactly executives from bush down no fear going abroad and if the foreigners fold lawsuits over torture when the world learns what america's doing said bush is advisor we will all be ashamed the new bushel r.t. braman. all right and among other news i made headlines this week of course we have a story earlier this week the far right dutch politician her builders' has been cleared rather of charges of inciting hatred and discrimination went on trial for
publicly comparing islam to naziism and called for a ban of the koran the court ruled his remarks were offensive but fell within the limits of a legitimate political debate the case came amid increasing and see immigration sentiment in europe on friday e.u. leaders agreed to tighten your control the european parliament member philip plies says with multiculturalism politics failing it may be time for more radical solutions. we've always been through all that much of culture of the moment 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 and the balanced and free debate people from outside of europe who come to any country in the european union chewed it up themselves to the local laws the local way of living as a romans do and this is very important multiculturalism in reality does not work in
europe we are seeing big problems in major cities major capitals in western europe where we see societies that have emerged you know with so many people who don't feel they have to do that themselves to the way of living in a country they went to and so this has to change i think we need a much more restrictive immigration and integration policy. now you would argue now let's check out some other stories making headlines across the globe today there's been a powerful explosion outside the u.n. compound in gaza the blast made a two metre wide hole in the wall surrounding the building palestinian security officials say no one was injured and the cause is still unknown the israeli military has denied any responsibility for the blast. protesters have marched through the vietnamese capital hanoi for a fourth consecutive weekend calling on china to stop entering the country's waters in the south china sea each communist nation has been accusing the other of
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