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this is all seen to national coming to you live from moscow hello and a very well welcome to the ground before us funerals are to be held in volgograd after the city was devastated by two bomb attacks in less than twenty four hours at least especially four people were killed and many more wounded and as howell reports this issue here is an warning. it is tense it's also very somber the traffic seems to be moving more slowly than i was able to catch up with some of the family members of people who have died namely the father of the security guard one of two people who will be having a funeral today and here is their story it's been one more of an easy night for the residents of russia's southern city of mosul and loved ones of the injured in two terror attacks held vigils in hospitals others mourned. he was a good man a good father a good son a good grandson or not so many of such good ones around the good ones die first
they say. with barely contained here a lot of near no levy clutches the memory of his son who was the first victim of sunday's attack in the train station sandgate was a security guard here and. he had this job for about a year or so how it all happened on the video footage he was standing by the railing during the security check and then there was this man coming in and he just barely made it towards him and then there was a blast and it was over and no more footage he stopped that man who was trying to get through the security gate as he had to yes that's what the camera showed i saw him doing his job smiling he did what he had to do that it was his duty. sergei's family monday night with only the conviction that he carried on his responsibilities to bring them any small comfort for others and the night brought fragile relief in the knowledge their loved ones were spared if they woke up the
next morning to a second suicide bomber this time on a city trolley bus to make yourself look i can't remember anything i was deafened by the blast we had almost reached the bus stop when the explosion went off it was like an electric shock all over my body i can't remember. i didn't see anyone i was sitting and looking out of the window when it happened i think i was the last to be carried out of the charley bus now no doubt any of the people of the southern russian city expected to have two suicide bombers factored into their new year's eve celebration shopping and travel plans. crowd is still reeling after two terror attacks within the span of twenty four hours we met the tolly in this home just hours after his friend was killed. i was shocked and had a family a young wife and a small child it's very sad to realize that a young man died in such
a tragic incident. stories like these are poring over the ball the grove city limits with the residents there hoping for more time to mourn their families and friends and rebuild their lives. margaret how will our team. another one of the victims of sunday's blast at the volga grounds main train station was a police officer dmitri not hey eyewitnesses say also threw himself on the ball my possibly saving dozens of people investigators have been saying both explosions were carried on by mail so sidebottom is and sources have named a suspect in sunday's atop a russian citizen who was reportedly a member of a drug istanbul militant group is a big transport hub which could be one reason why it was targeted and as you can see on the mob the city's around a thousand kilometers away from mosco and seven hundred kilometers away from the
olympic city of sochi however security has been toughened across the country to political analyst at stopping current isn't dot com eritrea to says russian intelligence has experience in dealing with similar situations what we're going to see is certainly a very public crackdown one that is intended to send a message but likely the real machinations are going to happen in private as the russian intelligence services in the various other relevant agencies do their work behind the scenes remember that this is precisely the kind of work that the russian intelligence services were doing in in the aftermath of the boston bombing here in the united states which according to the narrative also emanates from that very same region so we'll see much of the same and hopefully at least from the perspective of russian society we'll see an improvement in this situation as those services attempt to root out those terrorists. meanwhile the international olympic committee has rejected claims that tonsil volgograd could jeopardize security about
the coming winter games in sochi the voters issued a statement saying it believes russia will have no problem keeping the index safe. and you can get across the latest developments and expert analysis online the timeline of the tragic events involving the ground and much more. for you. line on our see something to be intrigued about in the new year. hours of conversations and scores of messages exchanged between tony blair and george w. bush just before the bombs went flying over iraq could soon become available to the public. and also. to be the sounds the north has now become sounds find out of the burning giant really flipped upside down and what effect it might have on other elements of the solar system including our own planet . and out of some other news from around the globe this hour attempts to rescue
a russian expedition ship stranded in the antarctic have failed the vessel called the academic. has been stuck in ice since christmas its crew is waiting to be i had lifted to a nearby chinese ice breaker that boats now reported sunk stockwell that so it looks like scientists will have to meet twenty four seen in but they have enough food and fresh water on board and hopefully local animals will keep them company as well. the seven time formula one champion michael schumacher is fighting for his life after a skiing accident in the french alps doctors warned they can't predict the outcome as the race remains in a medically induced coma forty four year old sports legend was skating with his teenage son pieced when he fell and suffered a head injury. to require doctors to perform to operate.
a more than one kilometer long train carrying crude oil how squashed into another train in the u.s. state of north dakota the collision set off a series of explosions that left more than twenty wagons on fire no one was injured but local authorities evacuated and nearby town the incident has raised alarms over the safety of the growing oil by rail traffic following a spike in fracking in north dakota more than two thirds of the stays oil production is currently shipped by rail. soft sudanese forces have battled rebels on the hours has sold the flashpoint town of bor that's ahead of today's deadline given to the misses by east african nations to end is to reduce and stop the storms recent fighting is estimated to have left over a thousand people dead understates tens of thousands will reach south sudan has been in the grip of a power struggle between rival armed groups since it gained independence in twenty . it seems the n.s.a.
is determined to keep up with surveillance new revelations claims the agency has been intercepting computers bought online so it can plant spying software on them an article in the german dish beagle magazine also states the agency installs a rigged monitor cables that allow personnel to see what's displayed on the p.c. monitors or those they're keeping under surveillance that's along with multiple disguised bugging devices that send and receive data with the use of a radio wave journalist david seaman believes the revelations will backfire on global tech company. my understanding of it is that this is extremely widespread but is not so much the companies cooperating with the n.s.a. as it is the n.s.a. pouring tremendous amounts of money and talent into developing these hacks we're talking about complete orwellian control of innocent people's phones and innocent people's computers and laptops and i think that it undermines the basic faith and
confidence in american tech companies this is going to lead to a massive loss of revenue technology has the power to lift all of us up to provide more innovation and transparency than ever before in human history and that's the path that the internet was already on you see the explosion in online media and everybody has a voice and an opinion in this global society but the n.s.a. has destroyed a lot of that it's undermined basic faith in the internet. on the way when i say international we'll look back at how edward snowden's revelations shocks millions of people worldwide task the n.s.a. spying scandal became give me the biggest news story of the outgoing get the recount the details as well as the other top of balance of twenty six here in a few minutes. the beginning of the long politics. moxy fades from my life.
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this is all seem to national welcome as the world council down the final hours of twenty thirteen while looking back at the big news stories that showed they are going to get while everyone will have some possible things to remember twenty four some of the years the bones or reached out to affect millions of people from the global spying scandal to diplomatic breakthroughs in the middle east and the embrace of russia's most famous prisoner here is how twentieth that will go down in history. i would describe this man as an american hero he's a hero but each node is a hero the whistleblower sent a world wide wake up call with the ultimate revelation of two thousand and thirteen the former n.s.a.
analyst told it all america was spying on citizens world leaders friends and foes alike and the man has broken the laws and i damage the country i think is a traitor snowden quickly became the most wanted man of the year with the us ready to stop and search a president's plane just in case. my first thought when i was forced to land was how can your opinion countries obey the will of the us i imagine these nations would defenders of democracy snowden made moscow's airport his home for weeks before finding a way out and it was not as planned and up here there was united states made him stale us by revoking us passport and russia to its credit actually recognised international law and granted political asylum the whistleblower remains in an undisclosed location in the russian capital we know exactly. just this one last. night vision why to somebody want.
to suck a. person someone told the truth snowden promises to keep the leaks coming through twenty fourteen together we can find a better balance and mance surveillance and for a mind of the government that if it really wants to know how we feel asking is always cheaper than spying. the u.s. government can and will shutdown it came to a standstill for over two weeks in what's becoming an annual tradition. america took a beating here lawmakers couldn't agree on raising the debt ceiling and came very close to defaulting on some seventeen trillion dollars then surely the market's going to say we don't want to play this game many more we're not ulit you money at any price the i.m.f.
and world bank warned of dire consequences while china called for the world's de americanize ation given at that we see time and time again these political crisis appear in the us i think there would be more calls for sort of trying to reduce dependence in america eventually a deal and thousands of federal employees could go back to work parks and war memorials reopened and protests die down but the shut down side effects lingered on this was really a spectacle following a series of spectacles that has downgraded america's image worldwide to levels i've never seen solo. with a new president a new mood iran's hassan rouhani broke the ice on over thirty years of frozen times between tehran and washington but rouhani is nicknamed the shift diplomat he will not be the one to back up from diplomacy first a phone call with obama while on his maiden visit to the un then the nuclear deal
of the decade the iranians have shown time after time that there is no evidence that iran's nuclear program is anything but peaceful is something that has been ignored by the western media and western governments but this despite all that iran's real cillian is has forced these countries to accept. enrichment and again the russians and the chinese have played a very constructive role iran agreed to restrict and regulate its nuclear program but maintained the right to peaceful energy in return sanctions and rhetoric eased russia held diplomacy for sealing the deal the west said it's harsh sanctions secured the breakthrough. ten years on and iraq still reels from violence a decade since the u.s. led invasion but twenty thirteen was also one of the bloodiest years.
the united states employed a classic divide and rule strategy pitting people of different sects against each other and in inciting violence that is completely unprecedented in that country this is million deaths continue to mount at the time of the occupation do us. a favor and certain groups in the population against others demolish the state that existed and so they're put in its place we are going to give you something new and better democratic and wonderful. well message to assad is he has the most phenomenal amount of blood on his hands assad didn't go nor did the rebels. meantime the syrian civil war reached a hundred thousand deaths well it's still not resolved as to who was behind august chemical attack which killed some fifteen hundred people appear.
to our investigation that that was used by opening so neighborly who reads the facts and puts the dots together which is easy to do and they made it easy to do. understand. what those facts mean those facts weren't revealed yet brought obama very close to direct military action against damascus he was committed to launch a bombing campaign but then a breakthrough today is a historic resolution is to force the whole for dualists on syria in the wrong time and russia and the us let it deal which saw president also agreed to give up syria's chemical weapons the slow disarmament process began but still no sign from the fractured rebel factions of a willingness to unite for peace. the arab spring is still not blooming it's actually quite shameful to see countries and
leaders of western governments who held themselves because of democracy supporting the slaughter of democracy and its supporters in into it now only may have pulled the trigger yes but it was the west that loaded the gun mohamed morsi and the muslim brotherhood didn't survive long at the helm of egypt he spent most of twenty thirteen behind bars when he was removed by the military after mass protests hit again we have seen the. credit government overthrown. is shameful that the western leaders are around. this is an old sanctioned military coup in tunisia and libya the chaos continues people are desperate to try and put a cover all of what has been created by the libyan disaster in the fall of gadhafi . one ton and most not going to the guards strap it into down to
a chair then they put a mask over his face so that the detainee can't move bite or spit and the nurse snakes the feeding tube into a nasal cavity a mass hunger strike refocus global attention on the prison at one point most inmates were refusing food the prisoners has not met one another and speak different languages keep saying the same thing that we were tortured were abused very tied. to the chair they shackled our legs to the ground they. struck a cross and they forced in a tube into our noses for said twice daily the routine for many at the prison which president obama pledged to close over five years ago. drones targeting terrorists but killing more civilians how many people are we going to have to kill before we can finally say ok that's it objective achieved war over we can call this thing of terrorists in yemen and pakistan but also wedding parties
and family dinners entire communities being shattered so you may have one or two or three intended targets being killed the bad guys but then you have one hundred two hundred three hundred completely innocent people being killed america does not take strikes to punish individuals we act against terrorists who pose a continuing and imminent threat to the american people. aren't is back nasa probes has returned to kiev almost a decade after the aren't revolution because ukraine dropped out of an e.u. trade deal and plenty of politicians from around the world joined in the us in the e.u. talk a lot about european values and western values but is it a western value to allow a foreign country to come in an influential electoral process to influence politics on the streets of course it's not the east wants to go east the west wants to look
west and everyone in between wants a say well above all look at the rhetoric that was emanating from brussels in washington when ukraine failed to sign it became clear that it was very much directed against russia and that it was good for the ukrainian people. space rocks pack a punch a flaming meteor streaked across the sky and slammed into two lab and skin central russia with a shockwave equal to twenty nuclear bombs though so many rumors from a jet down to a satellite and even to the start of the end of the world it damaged dozens of buildings injured hundreds of people but took everyone by surprise no one saw it coming. viral videos of its final moments helped r.t. to a billion views on you tube the first news channel ever to do so. you
might have hit or miss an online gold mine because i. absolutely triumphed as a dollar as crash and ninety per cent i guess a bad guy as bit coy is set to take on the world and root out the banks stirrers the world's most popular digital currency stirred up supporters and cynics cyber criminals love it drug dealers use it terrorists are looking into it the risks are clear but bitcoin snapping at the dollars heels and the banks are getting nervous if they were complete with the monetary system if they felt it was. then they wouldn't be looking for an option like the point it's a sign of where the society is going but it's old money that troubled greece and the austerity crowds weary of years of financial life support from abroad or the government crackdown on the rising right shouting the openly fascist golden dawn party which was connected to the killing of an anti right wing rapper.
people are ready to go after go liath chemical companies are feeding us and our families now sort of laugh or eat a table rather than farm to table protest against food giant monsanto peaked in two thousand and thirteen with activists trying to spread awareness about what they say are the dangers of genetically modified foods while sandu has been continuously voted as the most evil company on the planet year after year with stiff competition most media outlets didn't cover this growing global movement nor the one gathering steam to fight the likes of chevron and the energy giants fracking projects. the controversial process to release oil and gas deep underground ignited global campaigns against its damning environmental potential irrefutable evidence of contamination air pollution water contamination battle between big business and the interests of the people. putin proved hard to predict
a few years ago who the coastie recently wrote a petition asking me to pardon him he spent more than ten years in prison this is a serious punishment he sighs humanitarian reasons saying his mother is sick and i believe taking jew account of all the circumstances it's possible to take a respective decision and in the near future i will sign a decree to pardon him mikail creditor court ski was released along with members of pussy riot and greenpeace activists in a nationwide amnesty international a their relations with the rest of the world have been deteriorating rapidly ever getting worse and worse and perhaps person with this is trying to put a stop to that or a marker and to slow down the process but inside russia there remain questions about whether koskie and the fall of the oil giant yukos russia will be able to know where is the money all the people who are well russians to of course shakily feel the call of course he got what he deserved the move has been called everything
from priya limbic p.r. to simple logic and continues to puzzle many in and outside of russia most are waiting to see what mikhail khodorkovsky will do with his freedom in twenty fourteen and beyond. later says i starting at seven pm chante to name for our special coverage as will say twenty thirty out the door and a ringing. twelve months of chasing. the moments which are when you find the world we live in. our gene was there to bring you the full future clash with the police the police are full of employed to close a camp that is a dark spot on their field the barricades with the bodies i take it out on new year's eve in the garden little team of reporters and contributors revisit the key events of twenty thirteen and outlining what to expect next join canossa now we and
kevin nolan for our annual two hour news special. five twenty four team with our cheat. and if i had a glimpse at lying don't know where mud no which an island during the night don't go. i'm an old school kind of guy i like tradition and heritage and all that stuff when i look to the past i see that there's a lot that we could learn from our ancestors however one thing we don't need from them are debtors prisons which according to a fox news report are somehow on the rise in the united states in the twenty first century the a.c.l.u. and the britain center for justice claim that the local courts have been sending individuals with unpaid fines and fees jail which the courts may not even realize
is illegal these courts are locking up people with fines that have exploded in size due to interest imposed on the initial amount and for the representation they had when they were in court which i always thought was supposed to be free but worst of all some are still in prison for fees they occurred while being in prison like having the audacity to use toilet paper hey that's taxpayer money down the toilet the kicker to this all is that throwing people in prison for their public debts costs more than the debts the prisoners have to pay off that's right the local governments lose money doing this someone please resurrect the founding fathers america is running out of time if you aren't worried about this comeback of debtors' prisons or you think those rednecks deserve it so let me ask you something how's it going with paying off all your loans and bills i hope for your sake you don't miss a payment in fashion just my opinion. and
the new year in this edition of crossfire we ask what is in stores as we start two thousand and fourteen and what will make this year different even better from the use of his past who should we keep borrowing. and what stories should be following . spitzbergen is the starting point for expeditions to the north pole a little over a thousand kilometers away. sunlight each day. continues today. in just ten days. rising above the horizon altogether. it will begin.