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moscow plane crash claims another fake tell a t five people have now died after a passenger jet they were on slammed into a busy highway after overshooting the runway three survivors remain in critical condition. and i would this is scribes to r.t. how he helped rescue a wounded woman from that crushed airliner as he drove past the accident scene. and i look at the week's other main news president putin signs into law a ban on americans adopting russian children but it's dividing public opinion here in russia even though the authorities insisted saying that the flawed adoption system in the u.s. . and egypt's new constitution which sparked weeks of protests is officially
adopted but matters are far from settled with opposition leaders now under investigation for allegedly plotting to topple the islamist president. hello there a very good morning show if you just joined it just after midnight now here in moscow it's kevin zero in with a round up of the big stories of the last seven days in a sad story on russian soil to start as well an update for you this morning five people have now died as a result of that plane crash yes they went a passenger jet overshot the runway at one of russia's busiest airports one of the wounded flight attendants died of injuries in hospital on sunday the took off to a four airliner crashed through a fence into the side of a major highway breaking into three parts as it did all the people on board the crew members the crash happened ten kilometers from the city center this you looking at here is. video taken by
a motorist dashboard camera which captured the moment of him. were all for those of course on the highway at the time an extremely lucky escape but minster which clearly left the shop the driver can be heard on the video there breathing very deeply of course as he tries to pull over following on from what they just all witnessed. earlier my colleague carrie johnson talked to a witness who stopped his car and got out to help the injured including that flight attendant who since died in hospital explained to us how he found her and shared some of the dramatic video that he shot. her with i was the first to get there i saw the flight attendant asking for help to get the other flight attendant out so we had to go inside the plane me and a few other volunteers. we followed the blood trail looking for her and finally found her further down the cabin we carried her out and try to get her to the highway she had some very bad things shell and head injuries and both the legs were
broken arise that were hurting from the jet fuel that had come out and she was in a. conscious about it why did she say anything at all. she can was saying that your eyes and legs were hurting and i was asking to be put on the ground she was in a shock and disoriented they were only four or five people who volunteered to help together with me others were too scared to go near the plane as the engine was in fire and they couldn't put it out for twenty minutes so we were the only ones to give some help well as we mentioned that crash has now been claimed the lives of five people on board the other three are still in critical condition now investigators are trying to fathom why the total of two or four careered off the runway it's a relatively new type of aircraft which had never before been involved in a deadly crash. and how the tragedy happened step by step. the twenty ninth of december the last working day of two thousand and twelve in russia
four pm business is closed all business put off until the next year families friends employees jump into their cars and escape the busy capital he's got highway heads to the west a region where most of the luxury states and country houses are located traffic jams are common with a song with a day and they saw most of the year but want to lock the road is almost empty. passengers come out of the car to see what the sound was a big stack to see anything but not this. just minutes before that and similar to call for what number ninety six i think is when the little i've told you the first times it's unsuccessful the plane makes a wrong over the airport and begins to send in for
a second time when they sign the plane touches down but can't call the experienced crew at that moment very slightly knows already they will not make it the jets reaches the end of the runway runs into the fans but still continues moving it finally stops after overrunning the asteroid by four hundred meters the plane breaks into three parts and tail is lying over the whole year the road people can easily see its number or a fix for four seven the middle paul just bought misses away the cockpit already partially damaged after the crash with a science falls right at the edge of the highway it's a miracle indeed the road is empty at that time this is a turn lane highway the wreckage is only on one of the lanes of traffic continues on at least three here even after the tragedy there is fashion by slowing down to see what happened they looted and left one culprit while on the road the very road
they usually drive every friday and everybody sings a sad moment was eve eyes have come minutes earlier. i have been on that airplane people come out of their cars and try to help out. in the cockpit how they think that. weather conditions technical failure and pilot error are among investigators main causes of the incident but most likely a combination of reasons behind a fatal crash however a plane hitting a busy highway in one of europe's biggest cities could have left a much more devastating trail of destruction. there wasn't enough log for everyone on that saturday evening. party moscow region. well more pictures an eyewitness accounts from the scene on our website we can also find out more about the plane itself that r.t.
dot com. let's take a look at the other main news now this morning from new year's day the adoption of russian children by u.s. citizens will no longer be possible after president putin signed the measure into law it's a tit for tat response to america's sanctions against russian officials which it sees as human rights violators ridiculous because got more on this diplomatic spat . you have to understand that the law the so-called dental magnitsky law actually deals primarily a with the employees in travel and financial strictures on the number of american officials and persons who have committed crimes against russian citizens and only part of the law actually bans the adoption of russian children a by american citizens it has been in part inspired by the case of a russian toddler who was adopted by the american family in two thousand and nine and died in their custody several months later after his father left him in a locked in a car in the blistering heat for nine hours the russian lawmakers feel that the
american mall system does not provide adequate adequate protection for the russian kids and also does not punish those responsible for the deaths of russian kids for example do you think of his father adoptive father walked away with a fine aside from this new law russian lawmakers are also pledging to improve the lives of the orphans and also improve foster care situation in russia but this new particular law is seen as a response to the so-called magnitsky act which was adopted in the united states just a couple of weeks ago. which entails a list of russian officials whom the united states believed to be involved in the case. a russian lawyer who was charged with tax evasion put in preliminary confinement and then died while in custody now city magnus his family friends and several few unwise organizations believe the charges against when these two were trumped up and that he died in custody for. these two acts are seen as the
latest developments in the ongoing a tit for tat split diplomatic battle which seems to be going on despite the a reset button pushed several years ago russian studies professor steven cohen from new york at princeton university says he's never been under any illusions and so for russia u.s. relations. there's an old russian saying we're friends are also deeds a lot of people in moscow and in washington when they pass the magnitsky act and now the ban on adoption in moscow may have thought they were just talking showing off playing grandstanding politically as we say in america but these words have consequences they have bet the fuel for all this new cold war atmosphere which is enveloping the relationship between our two countries it's going to affect american relations with russia regarding afghanistan regarding missile defense regarding syria regarding iran these are very serious matters obama has continued the policy
toward moscow begun by president clinton a democrat and continued by president bush a republican that policy is advancing nato toward russia's borders building missile defense on russia's borders interfering in russia's interim politics most recently the street demonstrations this is the same policy that began twenty years ago with the soviet union. coming up iran's rolling out the big guns in the persian gulf to ram undertake massive navy seals in the strategic strait of hormuz to show the world what it's got if trouble comes calling we're told we're very soon. darcy looks back about twenty twelve as well and how it was for the world's most famous whistleblower went from house arrest in britain to asylum seeker there's a couple of many stories coming up later this hour. and next indeed egypt's president morsi has made an attempt to ease political tensions in the country calling on the opposition to engage in dialogue but his offer was met with
skepticism since it came shortly after the launch of an investigation into his three top opponents the chief prosecutor citing allegations now that opposition leaders including nobel prize winner mohamed el baradei incited their supporters to topple morsi earlier this week it was announced the decisive new constitution divisive rather it was approved by over sixty percent of the gyptian in the two states referendum the opposition claims it is in this draft a document in shrines sharia law and only got a yes vote because of fraud you'll clark world affairs contributor for britain's guardian newspaper explained why morsi doesn't feel secure even after winning this referendum. i think he wants to sort of deflect attention from the economy because the underlying problem paint the biggest we're facing is the economic crisis one of four egyptians are without jobs poverty is on the rise he just ended subsidies on fuel which means that the prices of gas and electricity are going to rocket and so this is a kind of a sort of smokescreen for him and he was very keen to get the opposition tied up in
the legal challenges to sort of stop them from focusing on opposing him on the issues where he's very weak and i think also he be worried that you know a sizable minority thirty six over thirty six percent of people voted against the constitution and the fact seems to be that that he said is on the way. and i think that obviously you know i think we can see more protests in the new year. more big news stories that made the headlines from us in the last seven days after this break. tucked in between the russian mainland japan and the suckling island is the island of minute on named after french seafarer who discovered it it is described as the pride of the sakhalin region we'll take a look at what's in store for us here. until
two thousand and four the island was part of the borders own and was completely restricted to because it is now this picture esque place is open to tourists unique plants and animals are its top attraction. treaty has been exploring the deaths of the world seas for several decades but it's here at more your own island where he has finally found what he'd been looking for . the water here is very clear the visibility is very good and the underwater world here is a really rich i've been to many diving locations across the planet including the island of bali on tops my list while some go to the cycling region to enjoy the sights others convert the island's nature's riches into a healthy dollar it is home to the biggest seafood processing factory in russia the tonight shock hundreds of thousands of tons of fish get caught in the nets too late to produce delicious salamon caviar almost unnecessary attribute of anything in
russia the owner of the enterprise says a good fishing season can bring in more than a hundred million dollars net profit. at a large extent this is old to do what succulent offers environmentally the tonight show operates in only and natural habitat and mild climate unique natural sights and delicious seafood succulent can offer a diverse holiday for those who are not afraid to travel ten thousand kilometers from europe the question is whether this distant land would ever be able to become a major tourist destination. he survived war atrocities. to make
. but he's got it you can't know the number panic buying public getting armed while they still can. about two weeks ago actually on this particular wall here. they are it's four rows down four rows across. with everything going on in politics right now with the possible ban and everything everyone is flooding in. purchasing right away gun stores all across the u.s. are reporting record sales just two weeks after the tragic shooting at the elementary school in newtown americans are scrambling to buy the same type of weapon that adam lanza used in the connecticut shooting plus high capacity magazines and a lot of them panic buying trigger it out of fear that the white house is out to ban the weapons but this time the words need to lead to action no eight ar fifteen for this customer all sold out at the store while prices on line have gone through
the rules have been going for a thousand and fifteen hundred eight hundred dollars to twenty five hundred three thousand dollars even in some cases it's just the most amazing gun buying spree i've ever seen so many gun retailers now quite cynically refer to thieve ministrations ben talk as the obama gun stimulants that's how good it's been for their business so how do you go from a president with a tough gun control agenda to someone gun dealers call the greatest gun salesman in america the manufacturers of semi-automatic rifles report that their market has grown thirty percent over the last four years states like north carolina iowa you have seen a one hundred percent increase in gun sales over the same period in the wake of the tragedy in newtown one of the country's biggest ammunition suppliers said they sold more than three years worth of magazines in just three days although president obama himself has so far failed to act on his pledge to ban assault weapons his
words have certainly provoked action just not the type he may have wanted for someone they say is against firearms. going to great job for us. should be a third term in order to sell even more weapons many dealers hype up the gun apocalypse an aerial to the bay and then bring more government over. the stark. stark of this region but many of them don't actually see any drastic changes happening any time soon after all any significant gun control measures and up in the past ultimately clashed with the second amendment of the constitution and were subsequently scrapped. asia until it will genia and then is taken. the end of the year in iraq and has been marred by massive naval drills right now in the strait of hormuz one of the world's busiest all shipping routes of course warships submarines jet fighters are all taking part with the aim of proving to run
is well equipped to defend its maritime borders the moves come as the west builds up pressure over iran's nuclear program piling on sanctions against the country around board a few months ago that could indeed even block the strait but now its navy commander said that is not on the agenda professor marandi from to university explain why the iranians don't think there's a danger of a military confrontation in the near future. in the sense that western countries are brutal and civilized enough to carry out an attack i think that that's clear to the iranians the fact that western countries are imposing sanctions and embargo on it on iran they're trying to prevent iran from even importing and exporting medicine and food stuffs by blocking the central bank and there are shortages of some medicines right now in iran and people have died so the fact that the western countries are willing to kill ordinary people and to make people suffer i think makes it clear that the idea of carrying out an attack on iran is something that
they would contemplate if they could but i think on the other hand the iranians believe that western countries are much weaker today than they ever were before the defeat in iraq and afghanistan the setbacks in. that israel had in lebanon and gaza make as well as the economic crisis in europe and north america make it highly unlikely but the iranians have prepared themselves and i think that itself has been it took deterrent to war so the i think in general the iranians feel that a military assault on iran aggression would be highly unlikely. will lose a brief twenty moscow time gunfire during anti-government protests near the west of the mandy's two people bodyguards for the iraqi deputy prime minister fired the shots several reports say he was hit in the face as he gave a speech during the rally there that have been more than a week of protests ongoing which have seen sunni muslims protest against what they see as second class treatment from
a shia led government. the body of the indian student who was gang raped on a bus has been created in new delhi earlier hundreds held peaceful candlelight vigils in the capital after the twenty three year old died from her injuries in a singapore hospital the attacks by days of why it is protesters demanding more protection from women in the country six suspects are currently being held of the assault they could face the death penalty if convicted. egypt's allow the shipment of construction materials to enter gaza from its territory it's the first easing of restrictions since two thousand and seven when militant group hamas came to power in gaza egypt to be following israel's import blockade till now palestinian officials say israel's also promising that the building materials will be allowed to go as at least seventy percent of the on planes commercial needs are currently routed through israel. the launch of a groundbreaking exclusive show hosted by the world's top whistleblower during the surge has become one of the key events that shaped the year for us here at r.t.
hopefully you enjoyed it too the program was reported while the wiki leaks founder was under house arrest in britain and gave a voice to some of the most prominent public figures shunned by mainstream media. it was right on the new year's eve when i went to london to see julian to discuss the news so. i'm julian assange. where he wakes exposed the world series he's talking it's. a high profile show strong with a lot of it as a blockbuster so we created this web page with big video player and video feeds containing our trailers sneak peeks most shows tend to have
a spike and then go down to both mars it's online and you with your keeps climbing in quite a quite a study about i think it will be viewed in the story and said this was quite an important thing the series the julian assange show gains over a one million visits and used online and believe me. intriguing is show it's kind of an achievement never before we had anything like that on t.v. when. the person sitting around the house around would give voice to quite a few people around the world whose position of the world doesn't fit in the mainstream you depict a. great series of shows got some coke is lined up here next year as well. britain people are told by late is that where all in it together when it comes to sharing the pain
of a stereotype but try telling that to some people living in the north east of england do believe the region suffered more than the rest of the u.k. these days and then. found that they feel they're big enough to suffer alone and made factory closures and rising unemployment. as he'll saying impressing gays it's grim up north it's a perception of life in some of the nation's other major cities recessions hit the case hard it's been in the northeast where it's being felt particularly acutely trade union leader about scots furious with the government's decision to close sunderland's rempel a factory it's a government venture that began back in the nine hundred forty s. to provide employment the people with disabilities two weeks before christmas. going to close the packaging factories and leaves a very bleak uncertain future for disabled workers stubs was laid off from another rempel a factory back in april and she says the government of forcing people out of paid
jobs and onto a life of welfare. in the week before we left three. jobs . in fact just four people from his old factory found a job it's not the first time the northern workers have felt the firm hand of a conservative government back in the one nine hundred eighty s. and the miners' strike and the margaret thatcher became a symbol of a divided nation this mining village in the living museum in the north east gives us a snapshot of the past three decades since margaret thatcher and her conservative government crushed the miners unions the impact that policies had on the north east was extreme and long felt and even today there are many people who still have a deep mistrust of the conservative government the conservatives reputation up here
is one that's hard to shake and it makes it hard for them to get a fair hearing on any plans to regenerate to find out more we decided it was time to pay a visit to number ten i was shocked. on the conservative people. i live in. the northeast. they don't come from the areas they don't really visit the areas very often and i think they have a completely different view of how people's lives are but government accused of not understanding the north but isn't that your job to represent the things to be a fair bit of bickering that goes on among northern and. well i mean having an accent in the house of commons you know i've got some docs are quite happy about having this and accent but that in itself you get sneers when you have an accent when you speak in the commons from the government benches so that in itself is just an example of how the mismatch between the two sides of the government insists it's
treating grace in the area seriously and his remarks money infrastructure projects targeting the northeast in particular but a legacy of let downs has left many northerners less than in seized what we're saying is the government this is going up and this is going up a. lot of it is up man. it's a complete shambles so you're all in it together or a nation divided one thing seems. that with many predicting an increase in unemployment and a triple dip recession for the way the challenge of the year ahead looks to be testing times for everyone. across the atlantic to the u.s. . cliff. democrats republicans tax. cuts.
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