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the big. one. tomorrow. a period of mourning starts in the russian city of on the ground which was hit by two suicide blasts in two days claiming thirty four lives and injuring dozens more . also this hour the machines are welching the n.s.a. is reportedly intercepting laptops purchased online to install spy in ma where before they reach their destination it's. and to get revelations and breakthroughs and protests edward snowden spy scandal a long awaited nuclear deal with iran global ronnie's against jam foods and fracking we'll look at the stories that shaped twentieth century.
and welcome to our team to national twenty four hour news life from. our top story now. and families and their washed out have started burying their loved ones who were killed in two successive suicide bombings tox within twenty four hours of each other talk said the city's main train station and a crowded bus the number of dead following the terror attacks has risen to sashay for dozens more still in hospital longer at how well. it is tense it's also very somber traffic seems to be moving more slowly if i was able to catch up with some of the family members of people who have died namely the father of the security guard but here is their story it's been one more uneasy night for residents of russia's southern city of boulder god loved ones of the injured in two terror attacks here held vigils in hospitals while others mourned for. 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 tears of blood a mere nelly vika clutches to the memory of his son who was the victim of sunday's attack at the train station sergei was a security guard there. 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. staircase family mourned monday night with only the conviction that he carried out his
responsibilities to bring them any small comfort for others in volgograd the night brought fragile relief in the knowledge that loved ones were spared but they woke up the next morning to a second. suicide bomber this time on a city trolley bus. 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 trolley bus no 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 volgograd is still reeling after two terror attacks within the span of twenty four hours we met batali in his home just hours after his
friend was killed in monday's. i was shocked you 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 two are poring over all the great city limits with the residents there hoping for more time to mourn their family and friends and rebuild their lives in volgograd margaret how will our t.v. . lives lost in volgograd ok in just over a month before the winter games in salt sparking speculation that's how this could be related to their lives begs volgograd and sultry are in the same region but around six hundred fifty kilometers separate of a separate that is the international olympic committee has had its confident russia what will deliver a safe and secure games and tighter security has been ordered all across russia in the wake of the bombings trip political analyst every traits and believes russian intelligence has extensive experience in dealing with these 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 and 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. and who only option and analysis of the tragedy as well as the latest updates on the investigation head to our website . throb the yes pros has have a great country as wild wide with the public using it as an effective method of getting their message across so they also are ses but as an oceanographer ols this
kind of freedom of expression is now under threat as some states which claim to be bostons of democracy. from the u.s. . canada. are seeing is. not true as far as thailand. and much of europe basically the large group of protesters that people pro tast the a few years with the stare it's the policies in europe the n.s.a. surveillance and drones in america and a wide range of concerns like freedom of the press and the loss of the secular state in turkey. disenchanted disagree and desperate to be heard when they go through the usual channels of electoral democracy they just have a feeling that the governments aren't representing their interests so they feel they have no alternative but to take to the streets. and express themselves in
a way that the governments cannot ignore them and the governments haven't ignored them is certainly true in many ways to be sure i'm sure the gap between the popular feeling and the way government triac many of the protests sparked on different continents and in different countries these here and of these clashes between protesters and authorities the greatest fear the government has is that people will feel protest is fashionable is that people will feel that democracy is fashionable some decided to use a little to protect themselves from these risks in chicago and come back and in spain and to protest laws that heavy fines or even jail sentences for demonstrating oprah dissipated in allegedly violent protest in democracy is not just having an elected government it is also being able to accept listen to and incorporate many
different voices. and it seems a democracies are under threat what's being passed off as representative democracy but which is actually government by corporatist globalist they make some minor concessions hoping that the protests will dissipate and then they can continue business as usual which was probably just now becoming a more poor poor form of dollars with authorities it will hardly be an easy thing to do. a protest different things that protest what they see is a police state a protest against the persecution of whistleblowers that really know. that you know exactly that that it would be a. r.t. . and attempts to rescue a ship trapped in frozen on toxic eyes hasn't exactly goal to plan they chinese icebreaker center evacuees the russian vessel academic chicago is now traps previously and is trying to break a failed to reach the ship which has been stranded says chris. because of poor
weather conditions china's best soul of the su known as dan sent to was then sent to ad lib to tromp scientists by helicopter but has a bad mood for a day and is waiting for the weather to improve and an americanized break the opponent's time is currently on route from seattle but it won't be there for another week the seventy four scientists tourists and crew aboard the are no danger and have all they need to welcome in the new year including enough i suppose bettering. be careful to do on your laptop because the latest revelations are n.s.a. spying suggest american spies may be logging every keystroke you make and go in the german beagle magazine claims the agency installs rigs cables allowing it to see everything displayed on the p.c. monitors that plugs into multiple disguised disguised bugging devices also allegedly send and receive data using radio waves journalist david seaman believes
these revelations will file global tech companies 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 that 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 that opinion in this global society but the n.s.a. has destroyed a lot of that it's undermined basic faith in the internet. and ahead for you on all seem to national of the stories and revelations it was shapes twenty seven seen how
the n.s.a. honks the wild and what it cost edward snowden to expose it as well as a winds of change in iraq and iran of other a nuclear breakthrough deal and a historic resolution on syria and much more right after the break. the beginning of the long politic night moxon the fades from island life. isn't that enough temptation. the dog was lost for six months. more polar bears than people. and it was easy to hire a rifle as a scooter. because the island is so inexplicable there are no indigenous people but there are all those who do choose this frozen life. this era could be right about.
the future. sigrid laboratories here mukherjee was able to build a new its most sophisticated robot which all unfortunately doesn't give a darn about anything tunes mission to teach music creation why it should care about humans and we're going to see this is why you should care only on the dog. while combining this is our seem to national a strange association comes to an end we look back at what history will remember from the last twelve months supply scandals breakthroughs in international diplomacy drone controversies and the bitter fruits of the arab spring and he said
now a review is the biggest stories of the outgoing get. 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 twenty 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 it was out his plan to end up here and there was the united states made him stale us by revoking us passport and russia to its credit actually recognized
international law and granted import the whistleblower remains in an undisclosed location in the russian capital we exist for just this one last. night vision why to. 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 mass surveillance and for a mind to the government that if it really wants to know how we feel asking is always cheaper than spying. the us government can and will shut down it came to a standstill for over two weeks in what's becoming an annual tradition grand
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 markets going 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 d. americanization given that we see time and time again these political crisis appear in the us i think there would be more calls for a 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 is downgraded america's image worldwide to levels
i've never seen so low. with a new president a new mood iran's hassan rouhani broke the ice on over thirty years of frozen ties between tehran and washington the rouhani is nicknamed the shift diplomat he will not be the word 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 a billion deaths continue to mount. at the time of the occupation the us i could prior's favored certain groups in the population against others demolish the state that existed and said in there put in its place we are going to give you something new and better democratic and wonderful. but this is just.
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 anybody who reads the facts and puts the dots together which is easy to do and they made it easy to do. understands what those facts mean those facts weren't revealed yet brought obama very close to direct military action against a mascot he was committed to launch a bombing campaign but then a breakthrough there is a historic resolution is to force the whole for dualists on syria in the wrong time 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 hail themselves because of democracy supporting the slaughter of democracy and its supporters in into it the 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 german. 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 time in most not going the guards strap it into a down to a chair and 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 put a struggle across and they forced in a tube into our noses for said twice daily routine for many of 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 be 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. ahrendts is back nast 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 and what a 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 and on mine gold mine bit coy has absolutely triumphed as the dollar has crash and ninety per cent i guess a bit coy as bit coy is set to take on the world en route out the bank stirs 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 bitcoin 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 rightwing rapper. people are ready to go after go live with 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 called the coast 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 had a record 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 how their course ski and the fall of the oil giant yukos the 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 limping 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. the new year is just around the corner make sure you join all seem to national from seven pm chante fall special coverage to welcome in twenty four to. twelve months of chasing. the monies which are redefining the world we live in.
our gene was there to bring you the cool 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 which the bodies' i take it down on new year's eve to guard little team of reporters and contributors revisit the key events of twenty three g. and outlining what to expect next join canossa now we and kevin nolan for our annual two hour news special. can easily cheat with our cheat. i thought i had said life will never know which an island chairing the oxygen i know. 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 british 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 are 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 but that's just my opinion. the island of spitsbergen is the starting point for expeditions to the north pole a little over a thousand kilometers away. in early november there's next to no sunlight each day what little light remains continues to deal. in just ten days the sun will stop rise.