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the moscow plane crash claims another fatality five people have now died after the passenger jet they were on slammed into a busy highway after overshooting the runway three survivors remain in critical condition. and i would describe to you how he helped rescue a wounded woman from the crashed airliner as he drove past the scene of the accident. an hour a look at the week's other main news president putin signs into law a ban on americans adopting russian children but it's a dividing public opinion in russia even though the authorities insist it's aimed at 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 and now under investigation for allegedly plotting to topple the islamist president. top news and commentary direct from moscow twenty four hours a day this is our teeth certainly glad to have you with us. five people have now died as a result of the plane crash when a passenger jet overshot the runway at one of russia's busiest airports one of the wounded flight attendants died of her injuries in the hospital on sunday the tuple of two or four airliner crashed through a fence into the side of a major highway breaking into three parts all eight people on board were crew members the crash happened ten kilometers from the city this is video was taken by a motorist dashboard camera which captured the moment of impact.
for those on the highway at the time a lucky escape but an incident in which clearly left shocked earlier my colleague carrie johnston talked to a witness who stopped his car and got out to help the injured including the flight attendant who has since died in the hospital he explained it to us how he found her and shared some of the dramatic video he shot. her with i was the first to get then 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 tried to get through to the highway and she had some very bad thing and head injuries and both the legs were broken. were hurting from the jet fuel that had come out but she was in a really bad shape but still conscious. did she same thing at all.
she kept saying that your eyes and legs were hurting and i was asking to be put on the ground she was in the shock and disoriented they were only four or five people who volunteered to help secure that with me others were too scared to go near the planes 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. as we mentioned of the crash has now claimed the lives of five people who were on board the other three are still in critical condition now investigators are trying to fathom why the two beloved to a four careened off the runway it's a relatively new type of aircraft which had never been for been involved in a deadly crash parties more of an ocean a outlines how the tragedy happened step by step. the twenty ninth of the summer the last working day of two thousand and twelve in russia four pm businesses closed offices forgotten until the next year families friends employees jump into their cars and escape the busy capital he's got highway heads to the west of moscow
region where most of the luxury states and country houses are located traffic jams a common well they start with a day and they saw no there but want to lock the road is almost empty. the. passengers come out of the car to see what the sound was a big stack to see anything but north this. just minutes before that at two going to have to call for flight number nine to six and eight because landed at the look i've heard the first time to a son successful the plane makes a wrong over the airport and begins to send in for a second time when they start and the plane touches down but can stall the experienced crew at that moment most likely knows already they will not make it the
jets reaches the end of the runway rams into the finals but still continues moving and it finally stops after overrunning the asteroid by four hundred meters the plane breaks into three paws and tail is lying over there hello you the road people can easily see it's number are a six four zero four seven the middle pod just five minutes away the cockpit already partially damaged off to the crush with the finds fault right at the edge of the highway it's a miracle indeed the road is empty at that time this is a ten lane highway the racket is only on one of the lanes traffic continues on at least three here even after the tragedy so staff involved. don't you see what happened they know just. why on the road the very road they usually drive every friday and everybody thinks that that moment. i'd have minutes earlier was
i would have been on that plane people come out of their cars and try to help out. in the cockpit however the. weather conditions technical failure and pilot error are among the investigators main causes of that use it in 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 more pictures and i witness accounts from the scene of the accident on our website where you can also find out more about the plane itself that's at our two dot com. 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 american sanctions against russian officials which it sees as human rights violators you know has more on the diplomatic spat. you have
to understand that the law the so-called denton magnitsky law actually deals primarily a with imposing 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 of by the case of the way out to live 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 us through heat for nine hours the russian lawmakers feel that the american mall system does not provide adequate and 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 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 so game against his family friends and several few unwise of his ations believe the charges against one of 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 in history professor steven cohen from new york and princeton university's says he's never been under any illusions about russia u.s. relations. so there is 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 bad refuel 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 but 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 interest politics most recently the street demonstrations this is the same policy with began twenty years ago with
the soviet union. iran's rolling out the big guns in the persian gulf tehran undertakes massive maybe drills in the strategic strait of hormuz to show the world what it's got if trouble comes as we report after the short break. government represents the. people who are going to take the trip. but. the way our economic system. the democrats.
morsi has made an attempt to ease political tensions in the country calling on the . position 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 is citing allegations that opposition leaders including nobel prize winner mohamed el baradei incited their supporters to topple morsi earlier this week and it was announced of the divisive that new constitution was approved by over sixty percent of egyptians in a two stage referendum the opposition claims that islam is to draft a document in shrines shari'a law and only got a yes vote because of fraud clark a world affairs contributor for britain's guardian newspaper explained to us why morsi doesn't feel secure even after winning the referendum. i think he wants to sort of deflect attention from the economy because the underlying problem paint the biggest in face of egypt is the economic crisis one in four egyptians are without jobs poverty is on the rise and the subsidies on fuel which means that the prices
of gasoline going to rocket and so this is a kind of all sort of smokescreen for him and he i think it's very keen to get tied up in these the big challenges because of the stop them from focusing on opposing him on the shoot where he's he's very weak and i think also he be worried that you know a sizable minority thirty six or thirty six percent of people voted against the constitution and the pattern 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 a year. the end of the year in iran is being marked by massive naval drills held in the strait of hormuz one of the world's busiest oil shipping routes submarines that warships and jet fighters are taking part with the aim of proving tehran as well as quipped to defend its maritime borders the maneuvers come as the west builds up pressure over iran's nuclear program piling on sanctions against the country tehran warned a few months ago that it could block this trade but its navy commander say that's not on the agenda for now professor saeed mohammad marandi from tehran university
explained why the iranians don't think there's any 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 run into the fact that western countries are imposing sanctions and embargo on on iran they're trying to prevent iran from even importing and exporting medicine and food stuff by blocking the central bank and there are shortages of some medicines right now in iran and people die 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 in gaza make as well
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 a to turn to war so the i think in general the iranians feel that a military assault on iran aggression would be highly unlikely. health officials propose a new way of tackling obesity the country's serious plague with more than sixty percent of adults being out risk of developing cancer diabetes and heart disease due to being overweight the national health service says it's medical staff of over an hour for obese should set an example. and it's a case of another day another scandal as twelve million euros goes missing from greece's tourist industry just when the country needs it most we report on who's to blame.
with the so-called fiscal cliff deadline hanging heavy there is still no deal inside between the firmly entrenched republicans and democrats millions of americans standard to see their taxes go up dramatically on new year's day but the sticking points holding up negotiations are the rates for there which republicans are rejecting any deal that would see those taxes rise while the democrats insist that the wealthy could pay a little more charlie mcgrath founder of wide awake news he says it's ironic about the u.s. as the main parties have difficulty reaching a deal on policies to aid the nation's poor but had little trouble agreeing on the defense budget. when the cameras are on you know if they're on the red team they're coming out there saying it's the welfare call that's a people on food stamps or the people in extended unemployment benefits if they're on the blue team they're coming out and trying to get their base fired up that it's
all about corporate interests and this is why we can't come up video but isn't it amazing when the cameras are off and it's time to pass a trillion dollar nearly trillion dollar defense bill they have no problem whatsoever coming to coming together and holding hands to put that kind of a deal together since two thousand and one namely we've been covering this nation by proxy the world by crisis and it doesn't matter who gets hurt who is good who gets left by the wayside as long as a special interest is served so is long as it's always under the shadow of crisis they will act but when it's on the when it has to do with acting in behalf of the people of this nation it seems like the people always take a backseat. fighting between the syrian army and opposition forces intensified in damascus on sunday rebels claim they fired shells at the presidential palace meanwhile russia says the refusal of syria's key opposition coalition to talk with the government only paves the way for further bloodshed at
a meeting in moscow both foreign minister sergey lavrov and international peace envoy lakhdar brahimi said that dialogue is the only way to resolve the conflict lavrov also reiterated that although russia condemns the methods used by the syrian army in the morning it will take no part in a regime change here's his response to the leader of syria's key rebel group who demanded moscow apologize for what he described as support for president assad. if you want to spend i understand that mr had tb is probably not very experienced in politics if he's looking to be a serious politician it is in his interest to hear our position from us and not from the media that sometimes distorts information just so i'll repeat we're ready to talk to or opposition forces but we start from the premise that they should not only think of both the road names missions but also the fate of the syrian people and if they think that russia could play a role in the country's tragedy they should meet our representatives with their
conditions official notice staying with syria now as our reporters who are on the ground throughout the year recall the events that shaped the country in two thousand and twelve. it became fairly apparent after a massive regional arab spring and in the wake of that the next type of a pro-democracy movement and a revolution or civil war was not what was happening in syria when you see some politicians there in the media focusing just. cracking down on his people you think but what about the other guy on top of the politics and diplomacy there are facts that are simply too important to ignore. i remember i was a training session of the syrian football team and the coach was very angry with
how his players were practice and he was shouting he was swearing from time to time and then i move my head like he is just like this and i saw two helicopters flying at very low altitude and firing we were each other. and close to us there was a group or rich syrians playing cards from smoking living life as usual and just before that as me and my colleagues were live in the local t.v. station there was an almost lost a few blocks away most likely terror attack most likely people have been killed and what struck you was the coexistence of those two. realises the death of the law of the most interesting interaction for me with assad happened before and after the interview obviously and that's often the case. i asked him if he's afraid. he said no. he said no i'm not afraid that's i'm the one with the you
believe the person or not and the only reason you know if he's right or wrong is international i think series becoming the next iraq it's a country that is totally disempower. and don't surprise or anybody like in the case of iraq all this harm was done to syria and the substantial how of the outsiders on the guise of democratic. now on to some more world news in brief for you now. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton has been admitted to a new york hospital after doctors discovered a blood clot to doing a medical exam earlier this month clinton sustained a concussion after fainting she will remain in the hospital for the next forty eight hours as doctors monitor her treatment. gunfire during anti-government protests near the central iraqi city of ramadi have left two people wounded
bodyguards for the iraq's deputy prime minister fired a shot several reports say he was hit in the face with a bottle and gave a speech during a rally. more than a week of demonstrations which have seen sunni muslims protest against what they consider as second class treatment from the shia led government. u.n. secretary general ban ki moon has urged india's authorities to take action to protect women after a twenty three year old student died after being gang raped the victim's body was cremated in new delhi the attack sparked a days of riots with protesters demanding harsher penalties or for acts of violence against women six suspects are currently being held over the assault they could face the death penalty if convicted. in a landslide in central colombia has killed five people and trapped at least twenty on the highway near the city of. according to officials six cars are still buried
under mud and rocks the rescue operation is underway with over three hundred emergency workers and at the scene and six people saved so far. dozens of jailed activists in bahrain who took part in anti-government protests have had their sentences reduced but the opposition is keeping up the pressure repeating its demands for the immediate release of all political prisoners. i spoke to some of the activists about what lies behind the unrest. when it came to supporting calls for democracy in the middle east or north african states while denouncing government sponsored violence leaders of the west were vocally critical from our graphic has lost legitimacy to lead and he must leave out a very clear message for president which is it is time for him to go but when scenes of violent clashes between riot police and reform complain risk came from bahrain the definition of democracy shifted and rhetoric softened. in the summer of
the us state department came up with a statement expressing its concerns over the human rights situation and alleged torture in bahrain this was only several months after washington had restarted weapons sales to this gulf state dissenters in bahrain have been directing anger at their government for months now stop arming the killers is a message they are more often sending out to the west some of the reigning blood is worthless and the libyan blood is more important it's just a book critical stand so you see from travels to europe to direct attention to what he believes to be brutal repression in his country and he and others like him have managed to alert human rights organizations but that's as far as it goes they go clinton made a statement about bahrain about the. situation in bahrain and this. one
protester was killed you know and show you that there is no impact on the ground we are a victim and then because we live in a country they condemn the violence committed by the bahraini government against the peaceful to put the sword and beheading but that is still continuing for decades bahrain has been one of washington's closest allies in the gulf its naval base houses the u.s. fifth fleet and six thousand troops in a seemingly irreversible decision made decades ago despite a growing anti-american mood among some of bahrain's neighbors. anything happens in the bush era plan or any of the other plans that there are allegations of a nuclear weapon being built we are very close to all of those sites and we have to make the right decision in preventing any kind of catastrophe coming here we are all are not capable of doing that and that's why we turn to our friends and allies and officials firmly deny that washington plays a decisive role in preventing any revolution happening in bahrain but even the
bahraini government's information minister suggests the us main fact be playing a double game. i think the iranian opposition is a key ally of the us leader of the opposition and the terrorist members of the opposition have close ties with foreign embassies in bahrain we can leak some of the old many documents proving that if this is true then washington sitting comfortably it can quickly switch sides but for now the opposition in bahrain is left to wonder as to why it calls to support democracy from some are less worthy of attention than others lexy russia of ski r.t. reporting from the kingdom of bahrain. and now your essential monthly technology update from martinez coming up after this short break.
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