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it's the blood. sucking up to fifty. breaking news in are saying to national a suspected female suicide bomb that kills up to eight hundred people in southern russia an explosion that ripped through the main railway station of all. this is a national coming here live from moscow hello and welcome to the program and a fast of a suspected terror tragedy in southern russia where people are dead and dozens more injured and more thought to have been a suicide bombing at the main railway station in the city of volgograd. as a cause developments for us what's known about the blast well the latest
information that we have right now is that up to eighteen people are believed to be in to have been killed in this explosion up to fifty others are believed to have been injured. the president has been notified about the situation and he sent his representative toward god already on his way to control the situation there on the spot to the emergencies ministry is also on standby to deploy aircraft to go go go out to provide medical help to the injured and possibly to evacuate those in need of for more sophisticated medical assistance to moscow now the international committee said that the blast may have been caused by a few more suicide bomber although right now no one's taking the responsibility for this attack it is known that the blast happened near the entrance to the train station near the security checkpoint where the metal detectors are and we know that one policeman is the morning they killed and three other policemen were injured
they were working at this checkpoint. checking the luggage of passengers also witnesses say that the blast was so powerful that it even. caused the large damage to the building of the train station itself it's been currently locked down because the investigation is currently under way and we know that the first the second and third of january has been announced they'll be days of mourning. a euro it's just two days after another explosion in southern russia. right well just a few days ago a car exploded in the south and city of pittsburgh was killing three people and just in late october a few more suicide bomber detonated an explosive belt inside a bus killing herself and six others and injuring over thirty other passengers off the bus just proves again that's all been russia which means where the volatile
and it is difficult of egypt. the line from central moscow you are thank you very much indeed for that update and coldly called a ride it will go on railway station within minutes of the explosion he told us he saw. terry said that there were. people on the ground around the. station police and rescue working at the site. i think the blast was very powerful. to secure worries over the. people who were there be exposed to. the people standing around the building it was just a normal day. very common people entering the station and leaving was walking around with children i think there were over two hundred people. in and
around the station maybe two or three hundred people who have to have a look bus explosion people here were quite fearful that we considering that it's only going to susan i think people do know they're going to relax. unfortunately this is another terrorist attack coming. and live not. seen electra and with such an international relations and security studies at moscow state university and this is about a welcome to the international terrorist acts in two days in russia south how do you expect security to be ramped up. well thank you for having me. certainly security has been in a heightened condition regarding the threat of terrorist attacks for the last year as we approach a countdown to the sochi olympic games the. several services of russia have
already announced that they have stopped a large quite a large number of terrorist incidents throughout the last year and are constantly reporting on a number of militants they have killed however this obviously it only takes one to get through and this is what we've seen the most recently in jeddah gorski and now in volgograd. at the entrance to the station where there's heavy security why do you think the ten zero was a target that. the terminal mass transport has always been a target of these islamic terrorist attacks in russia we've seen several terrorist attacks on trains previously as well as on metro stations within moscow over the last decade plus i think they calculate this as it is extremely disruptive to the
fabric of russian society creates a true atmosphere of care or when any average citizen can be affected who uses public transportation which is the majority of the population and if it is proved that. it will be the second such a time along the ground since the why is the six hundred five. well although grad is a principal focus simply because it's an easy and close target to the south of the caucasus just yesterday there the russian security services recorded that a principal aide to the self-styled amir of the caucasus doku umarov a principal aide of his islam. was killed in dog a stand by security forces after a siege of his house is suspected that he then blew himself up rather than accept capture i think we can look at this attack today as for more than likely
a very rapid reaction revenge attack for the killing of this is eight of ours. once again it was going to be the driving force of the terra threats that. the terror the terrorist threats are a loosely based coalition that is often well the islamic caliphate. that is centered around doku umarov who has taken over several years ago of the larger chechen caucasus it's terrorist groups doku umarov has taken these groups in a much more strictly islamic fundamentalist action than ever has been before they have largely been displaced from chechnya itself due to security measures there over the last decade. but they still exist in the fringes in the hills of dog just
on a round and have support from outside the country. they operate regularly in turkey in saudi arabia and they keep getting support which keeps them going despite their small numbers. or do you think needs to be done to prevent french attacks in the future. complicated question and i don't think any government in the world i was quite recognized how to stop. terrorism particularly terrorism inspired by a fundamentalist visions of islam this expansionary more difficult in russia because it is a homegrown terrorist albeit one from a very restricted southern area of the country i think the combination of what has worked best in chechnya which is a combination of large amounts of federal aid to restart the economy restart employment cooperation with the local moderates sufi islamic.
mosques institutions along with a firm hand of security such as ram as i'm could your office has shown each action and i think this model needs to be extended. as well to dog astonish and. and this is the best chance of combating a problem that has no easy solution as well as security forces does the public play a role in trying to make cities more secure. if we're talking the general public such as in volgograd where the terrorist act incidents happen no i don't i don't think that is a heightened state of citizen alert can really help matters there what can help is in the islamic. majority republics of the russian federation
such as dongas on an english i just. it's the citizenry can be brought. closer to the government and the best way to do this is with showing concern for them education programs bringing employment jobs economy if you give the citizens of this region where unemployment is rising. and anti-government sentiment is high if you give them a reason to support the state they are citizens of that will be the best way for to see a reduction in such incidents of terrorism from within the citizenry themselves. senior lecturer and research in international relations and security a size that moscow state university thank you very much indeed for signing thank you and to remind you of the reiki news an aussie international from someone russia up to eighteen people have died and dozens more wounded and their explosion at the
main railway station in the city i won't go grant police to spread about a female suicide bomber detonated a device near the metal detectors at the station entrance eyewitnesses describe a very powerful blast they also claim the moment carried the device as it is the same say say which suffered terrorism in october when a female suicide bomber blew herself up on a bus and the same city killing six and injuring thirty seven others. stay with out international for more developments on the deadly transit will grant railway station which has killed eighteen people and you can also get the latest at home by following us on twitter. the beginning of the long politic night moxie fades from my life. in sin now enough temptation. in. the darkness last for six months.
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this is all seem to national on turning out of the main stories which dominated the news this week so i can these two hundred was deepening corruption scandal was no transparency according to our sunday european officials the probe that fools their rest of twenty four people including the sounds of ministers and the massive government or shuffle iciness prime minister edwin's biggest challenge since coming to power more than a decade ago when a while some four thousand people gathered again in on karada demanding that the pm steps down south africa has been following the procedures. it's not uncommon sights on a stumble streets in a year that's been marked by widespread protests but this time the rallies taking place in the wake of a corruption crackdown that's rocked the government the threats to prime minister comes not just from the streets but from within his own party the turnout for the
demonstration was significantly smaller than that seen the summer in the last of the clashes break out between police and protesters if ever there has been in power for such a long time has maintained control a lot of people said and a lot of good things third the country right now of the unfortunately it has become very very very poor protest. in the center of the dems look in the fridge if that is not this is. big enough to. be killed publicly after the protests the prime minister remains defiant and continued to blame the corruption probe all of foreign conspiracy. a second wave of detentions may still be possible if the tide being a deadlock for mainz with the police prosecutor publicly accused the law enforcement being in the government's pocket by refusing a court decision to carry out more raids on government officials and the families
as that political drama continues to unfold arguably the biggest test now facing the embattled prime minister still lies ahead of him match. test for mr am. i am. going to stand by it strewn across the band we can see. a rabbit promising. future country ready for. whatever people think may be very difficult. and it could well be that when there is local election. take place that the full impact of the corruption scandal will really be felt so if r.t. stumble. an international relations professor hussein banks are told as the big corruption scandal is not going to just blow over. it is the biggest political corruption. if it is the case it is more than one hundred billion euros.
some sources say i think the government is having difficulties to. cover the prime minister is the video harmed by this and i think the internal reactions and every move from there will be more strong accusations and the government. will somehow try to discern the last a little good in the eyes of the electorate and also in the international world public opinion and now are among the reminder of the breaking news we're following on r.t. international from southern russian hour after eighteen people have died and dancers more wounded iraq splosion of the main railway station in the city of all the ground police suspect that a female suicide bomber detonated a device near the metal detectors at the station entrance eyewitnesses describe a very powerful blast they also claim the bomb i've carried the device as luggage
is the same city which suffered terrorism in october when a female suicide bomber blew herself up on a bus in the same city killing six and injuring thirty seven others stay with us internationally for more developments on the deadly tragedy in the volga grande was just a few days left of twenty thirteen while looking back at the violence which they get. the person who generated more global headlines than any other was a previously unknown i.c. worker from the united states while on a job at the cia he didn't like what he saw so edward snowden went public telling the world just how far and wide america sort of tronic surveillance really went but the truth had consequences go and check out reports now on how the n.s.a. whistleblower joined a long list of those prosecuted for exposing government secrets. edward snowden
says george orwell's fictitious big brother is no match for the u.s. national security agency the times of collection the book microphones and video cameras t.v. that watches are nothing compared to what we have today snowden revealed that a secret court rubber stamps warrants for telecommunication companies to hand out the data of millions of their customers he also leave to the programs that the government uses to track virtually anything anybody does on the internet and also store that information. and he showed how the u.s. government had lied about mass surveillance does the n.s.a. collect any type of data. on millions or hundreds of millions of americans. no sir while most americans think to edward snowden the u.s. government tagged him as a spy and a traitor the united states government classified its evidence of its own criminal
misconduct its its violations of the bill of rights what we're doing is advocating to tell what tarion procedures which is gathering information about all the individuals in the world. the former intelligence contractor is now in exile knowing for certain that he'd go to jail should he return to the u.s. like bradley and now chelsea manning who was sentenced to thirty five years in jail this august so we could leaks manning released many thousands of diplomatic cables and video proof of u.s. involvement in war crimes. another man who found himself in jail this year was john key the first u.s. official to confirm the government's use of waterboarding to interrogate terror suspects i caught up with him shortly before he went to serve his two and a half year sentence i have never believed that my case was about a leak i have always believed that my case is about torture in the hunt for whistleblowers journalists have been targeted as well u.s.
authorities secretly tapped the phones of dozens of associated press journalists the partner of glenn greenwald who broke the story about n.s.a. surveillance was detained in london while carrying materials from edward snowden to british authorities so closely cooperate with washington now accuse him of quote terrorism. aaron swartz was neither a whistleblower nor a journalist but he was a champion of the free internet fighting against censorship bills and advocating the online release of as much information as possible on the government on january eleventh the twenty six year old committed suicide. prosecutors wanted to put him in jail for up to thirty five years for downloading academic articles from a subscription based research website at his university with the intent to make them available to the public this was somebody who was pushed to the church by what
i think of as a kind of bullying by our government a government for treated him as if he were nine eleven terrorists edward snowden's revelations showed with the kind of surveillance that governments are doing i will seize out the window but this year will also learn what it means to those who embrace this new age of openness and accessibility of information it showed that while governments in the u.s. government first and foremost one their populations to be open and transparent they themselves become increasingly secretive in washington i'm going to check on our team. now back so this is affected tara trudging someone russia up to eighteen people are dead and dozens more injured in what's understood to have been a suicide bombing at the main railway station this is the ground that's now returned to. a life where what's known about the blast well up to eighteen people dead and up to fifty others injured these are the latest figures that we have right now we know that the president has been notified about the situation and he sent
his representative to volgograd directly to control the situation there on the spot to the emergencies ministry's currently on standby ready to deploy aircraft will go out to provide medical help to those injured and possibly to evacuate those in need of more sophisticated medical assistance to moscow authorities believe that the blast was conducted by a female suicide bomber although no one's yet taken the responsibility for this attack the blast took place near the entrance to the train station where the security checkpoint is located and one policeman was killed three others were injured and we're getting reports that the policeman who died he tried stopping. the few months it was tied bomber from conducting her attack well we also know that the first the second and third of january will be days of mourning in volgograd region the train station is still shut down an investigation is underway. thank you
very much indeed for that. sound and koblick of the ride it will grant railway station within minutes of the explosion he told us what he saw. terry said that there were. people on the ground around. here police and rescue working at this. blast was very powerful. to secure mores over the. people who were there to. be exploited she. said the people standing around. it was just a normal day. very common people and touring the station and. walking around with children i think there were over two hundred people. in and around the station maybe two or three hundred people who have to look at bus explosion people
here were quite fearful you're considering that it's holiday season and i think people need to relax. unfortunately this is another terrorist attack coming again. and they're reminded now the breaking news story when off the international from saddam russia up to eighteen people have died and dozens were wounded and explosion at the main railway station in the city of volgograd police suspected that a female suicide bomber detonated a device near the metal detectors at the station entrance i witness as describe a very powerful blast they also claim the bomb might carry the devices luggage is the same six which suffered terrorism in october one of. blew herself up on a bus in the same city killing six and injuring. stay with us here for more developments on the deadly tragedy at ground railway station which has killed eighteen people and you can also get the latest at home by following us on twitter and up next this story of getting classified documents into the public domain
proved tricky than updating them in the first place. although i have gone duck hunting a few times i've never seen the duck dynasty t.v. show but gosh i heard about the scandal involving one of the stars of the show phil robertson who got suspended for making what many consider anti homo sexual comments in an interview this slippery scandal is creating a lot of arguments about freedom of speech on social networks many people who believe that robertson deserved to be booted from the show for what he said argue that freedom of speech means that robertson can't be arrested by the government for what he said but the any t.v. channel has the right to fire whom they like the thing is that if this situation were reversed and robertson was fired for making pro l.g. p.t.
statements then people who are currently defending any right to hire and fire as they please would all be bashing the t.v. channel for violating the star's freedom of speech think cry that firing him would violate his rights and i'm sure some websites would make him into a hero or demand a boycott a closing of a and a forever very few people actually believe in freedom of speech for all they just believe in freedom of speech for people who agree with them but that's just my opinion. the you. thank. me. thank. you thank. you a lot i think these nice phrases superior people not even me so that is very interesting for us i'm not serious this is the right place i'm proposing they call
it up just going in that room just these particular people we're working with who the fuck all that you know why why why do they do anything. why would they work with these cables why would they not work with these mold many of them for money yes and this needs to be said they do this for the money yeah but the why they are why everybody is doing things well known what a liar it's why did you know that this year i'm having the first year that i was judging. and the man you are judging no not even good ending this movie is judging that it's ok i'm just saying in issue b. we need to be concerned that we're not going our own places saying we're better than you are because i've had this situation and i fucked off in years to that this is what i don't like you see this is approaching the one where if you seem out of seeing that you you go to two people you know when they're there as you start talking to them this earlier we can extend then when they have or this is
a strong reaction you're like strong reaction when they said they went because the cables because they didn't know me going to displace it was no no your action or before you have you have one more then you get a slightly different opinion then you don't get that you only get the response they want to get is supposed to show me where yes what they will say about these things do you not think that it is an interesting question to see if media around the world will do this and who will and when i'm still working on thing well that is an interesting question if it's an interesting question no to they are too scared to pull the u.s. government document in the morning with the rest of knowing or even if they see it there are many other great tears but missoni what walk walk or what criteria are used to of an. interest newsworthiness know now that you can write a script every news organization that has a website it has a website developer who can just go. like that and they get free hits in google.
it is very very it is very very profitable to publish cables because you don't have to write cable it's free stories. the point as far as i see it is that. there are boundaries to free speech as in the same way as there are boundaries to our thoughts and to our language. means between use to speak is basically what we are dealing with and these boundaries they look differently in different countries but they are always exist in one way or another let's call them your sense of or conformism or self-censorship or whatever it may be and we have a very unique opportunity to actually just show where these boundaries are doesn't necessarily mean that these boundary is better than that boundary they're really showing where our.