tv News Weekly RT January 5, 2014 7:00pm-7:30pm EST
today's news and the week's top stories here on our t.v. the southern russian city of volgograd bids a final farewell to the thirty four victims of two terrorist attacks r.t. brings you the story of a three month old survivor whose relatives are torn between hope for her recovery and grief the loss of her mother. a french military intervention fails to stem a wave of bloodshed gripping the central african republic with the u.n. now warning of a looming humanitarian crisis. this regime is nitze out of control in the central african republic is capable to to control this violence are to speaks to the a group doctors without borders about the carnage ravaging the state as even hospitals and medics come under fire. economic gloom in the
e.u. sees governments losing popular sports paving the way for a resurgence of far right movements just months before the european parliamentary elections. and sought to get some world class lumination as we report on the one of a kind lighting system that will make the upcoming olympics sparkle through the winter darkness. and you're watching r t international live from our moscow studios islands in france thanks for joining me. here arrival of the new year was a time of grieving for russia's southern city of volgograd devastated by two terrorist attacks on monday a trolley bus was ripped apart by a suicide bombing that happened less than twenty four hours after a massive explosion shook the city's main train station.
yes. the two assaults left a total of thirty four people dead and dozens more injured many of whom are still in intensive care one of those is just three months old a little girl who lost her mother and is now fighting to stay alive margaret how has her story. is just three months old but she's found that life can be hard and unjust she was badly injured and a terrible terror attack and she is now in an induced coma in intensive care clinging on to life what would you do with the baby go remains and a coma we put her on a ventilator in intensive care also she sustained some light yet serious brain damage condition is very serious but we've got it under control on that dreadful morning of december thirtieth caught a fever and was on route to
a hospital with her mother and grandmother when a powerful explosion rocked their trolley bus the three happened to be in the very epicenter the women died the infant survived it was blind luck the thick blanket she was wrapped in saved her from life threatening burns she was pulled from the wreckage in a critical condition only two days ago doctors allowed her to be airlifted to moscow's children's hospital so it's here in this hospital where baby bekah is receiving treatment for those entries to her skull and her lungs she received in that blast the family and friends little vico has left are torn between hope for her miraculous recovery and grief for their dad. did work you very grateful to everyone who took part in the rescue of my girl to volgograd hospital doctors they performed the miracle return my daughter from the dead. thanks to all how we transfer my daughter to moscow i hope to see. what kind of human being could
see a newborn child on the bus and still carry out such an atrocity but now it's time to think go for rehabilitation that's so that she can leave if. there is a dynasty there's an old family and i hope she will grow up and become a doctor to place your mind you know mother since she was a child she was a very talented creative girl it's very sad when people die in such sudden violent acts like this she had big plans like any other mother and i believe that her baby will believe there will be help in her. because mother and grandmother on the stalls here and talk to you ana are just two of the thirty four people who fell victim to two terror attacks on the railway station and trolley bus more than sixty injured are still in hospital the city remains in mourning in moscow margaret hello r.t. . and the next hour here on r t we're reporting on a nine year old girl saved by
a stranger after suicide bomber had the russian city's main train station. sensible grad bombings r.t. has been getting reactions from around the world most experts we talked to seem to agree that no countries can go it alone when it comes to counterterrorism. we're talking about asian harvestable that which is linked to a car that is average probably just in russia but also in other countries including in syria as we know now now the direct motive is not different from the previous attacks on moscow on other locations inside russia and i would say it is not so different from attacks that has happened around the world why blacks in one hundred seventy two and the olympics in germany any sporting event of a major size is bound to attract terrorist activity there isn't doesn't some months or lie on the buying it relies on the fear of the bank it's quite clear that even though volgograd is some four hundred miles away from the site of the winter olympics it is
a transport hub for that part of russia and whatever the media impact on the russian public and not just the russian public but those traveling to the goings next year it requires an international response because. many conscionable threatened by this there is the danger that when terrorism occurs in russia it's kind of dismissed or it's kind of regarded as not really the same thing so i think there's a double standard here we've got to take these terrible terrorist attacks in russia very serious as seriously as we take these attacks in new york or in london and until that happens until the west does take this seriously i'm afraid that we're not going to get the action needed internationally to stop these attacks taking place in the future. our website we've got a timeline of the tragic events in volgograd as well as the investigators latest findings. and. hospitals have come under fire in the central african republic over the past week as violence reached crisis point the international charity doctors without borders has been forced to scale back its
work in the nation's largest refugee camp the u.n. is now warning of an imminent humanitarian catastrophe with disease rampant among more than a million displaced people half of whom face starvation and french military contingent has been battling militants there but so far failed to bring any security to the country as artie's maria financial reports. less than a year after french moods marched into mali france again is fighting in another of its former colonies in africa. let's address your thought the situation in the central african republic is alarming if not frightening that your paris received a green light from the un security council to use military force to restore order after deadly ethnic russians in the country escalated. i have decided to act immediately or more precisely this very evening eight hundred french soldiers were sent to the violence torn country to join the six hundred already deployed there. a
force that france has no other motive than to save human lives and months later and lives are still being lost on all sides france's sixteen hundred strong force appeared and mabel to put an end to ethnic tensions dating back to the central african republic independence in one thousand nine hundred sixty four through france of former monopoly is responsible for helping to create in africa a number of totally artificial states like ca are and now they jump in with this operation which is stupid militarily economically and politically dangerous scandalous from a human perspective and lead to zero results that zero results if we are talking bringing stability to the country but alan krueger been president of france is new and capitalist party believes there is more to paris's decision. your fourth fifth
france used the pretext of human rights but in fact it was aimed at protecting its economic interests the c.a.r. is rich in resources but it mostly has value due to its strategic location in the center of a vast and rich area so it's eventually all about dominating and controlling the entire region. but others see the african country central location on the continent as the key to fulfill the stated goals of the french military mission of securing the entire region. france and other european countries are threatened by islamic radical and terrorist groups that are now decentralized and developed in the belt from the mercian timi a coast to somalia. and french troops deter these dangerous forces and also prevent pirates and drug traffickers from uniting. but would both critics and advocates of the french military operation in the central african republic equally agree on is that no matter what the intentions are behind france's authorities decision to get
involved it's the french people footing the bill that was. the operation only became needed as there was a failure of diplomacy and politics in this city are a failure of the un the african union economic community of central african states and the you know who pays for this pricey campaign french taxpayers. surveys show less than half of the french population suppose the country's latest natural explanation to africa pushed forward by france's least popular president in polling history well more than a thousand french soldiers are now in the central african republic here in paris the intervention into the country's former colony still gets a mixed reaction no one's really sure if it's an act of goodwill or a calculated move to benefit fronts. whereas russian are reporting from paris.
we spoke to carlin player an emergency manager with doctors without borders here's what she had to say about the situation. we see more than six hundred thousand people displaced off alone two hundred thousand in the capital and the finance is continuing our teams are witnessing that bodies on the streets every day yesterday in the camp close to the airport where more than one hundred thousand people are at this moment looking for safety the shooting in the camp and the shooting is so bad that even our clinic cannot continue in its normal ways we can no longer treat monitoring mission we have still one or two doctors in the camp just to take care of the heavily injured people but it's almost impossible for doctors without borders to continue its work at this moment is that the hospitals in bangor but also in the rest of the central african republic are in feted by armed men we have people discriminates in the hospital who came there to a deck patients inside the hospital so yes we see
a big problem inside the hospital's risk finance our biggest school cern is the situation inside the hospitals but also his people not being able to access medical care because they're too scared to go to help post and are too scared to go to hospitals outside of the our estimation is that more than six hundred thousand people are living in the bush years now i've met them i faced them in the bushes and people are more nurse they have problems of access and food to accessing health care and you can just see that people are living in extremely poor conditions they are literally living in the bush and they have close which are more or less wrecks and some people live already since april last year in the bush. and al qaeda linked group is gaining ground in iraq declaring an islamic state near the country's capital coming up we'll hear from a veteran of the iraq war on the latest developments there. plus it's a bizarre new craze punching strangers on the streets apparently just for fun we'll
do we speak your language was i mean some of the worn out of the. programs and documentaries in spanish what matters to you. a little turn a different angle of this story. here. in the spanish to find out more visit actuality. car and roadside bombs have ripped through commercial areas in iraq's capital baghdad killing at least twenty people meanwhile in the nearby city of fallujah as offshoot in iraq has seized control of government forces and the kurds breakaway islamic state during the u.s. led war the city was a major pocket of resistance american forces suffered a third of their total fatalities there a veteran of that war spoke to me earlier. what i have come a long way since my time in illusion two thousand and four and been able to step
back and you know i've been involved in a lot of various efforts here in the united states to help fellow veterans out with p.t.s.d. and things like that so i it's it's just incredible to see that you know a lot of the rejections that those of us who understood what the war was about at least figured out when we got home are coming true now because when you understand the nature of war as a racket you want to stand the true motivations behind the united states invasion occupation when you understand what kind of puppet government was installed in iraq your stand it was really only a matter of time before this happened economic stagnation in europe has sparked a trend that may many may find alarming while governments insist the crisis is drawing to an end there steadily losing ground to a far right opposition parties peter all of our reports. from the d.l. in britain in the north to golden dawn in greece in the south far right groups are
making their voices heard in europe. this financial crisis affected everyone and it has allowed the right wing organizations to give people someone to blame for their problems it's those people's fault that is how they were cruet greece has seen a marked increase in support of the fall writes a neo nazi groups golden dawn and old denies ation the right did by their critics as hooligans and thugs heralded by the supporters as the savior for greece for the greeks and they systematic and not going to preach hate and cultivate. but they type systematical immigrants present golden dawn have made it further than most they have elected officials on their books including current greek m.p. elias custody out us it's not only in politics that extreme right to abuse of
permeating this goal celebration by the athens he ordered to stop the itis so the midfielder banned for life from the national team despite his claims that he didn't know what the salute meant but the clearest indicator of the popularity of the far right will be when europeans go to the polls in may to vote in the e.u. parliamentary elections one of those parties on the rise and france's muddying the lipans national front. the european people are realizing that the years in empire the soviet union in fact is destroying their freedom despite insistences that they want to take part in the political discourse we've seen repeated violent clashes involving these groups even in some of the most stable nations like austria where around a third of people voted for parties that are considered the right wing in a recent election. we need to slow down immigration i have nothing against
foreigners but enough is enough. e.u. is saying. it's good to allow. your country. to own country and. it's used to be the party's interest spruced and. it's only. it seems as long as europe's finances continue to languish in the red more and more its people of. the right. good times are about to get better for the richest americans head to our website find out why tax reform billionaires are exempt from social security payments up to the end of twenty fourteen plus. google glass gets a new arrival as a us company unveiled contact lenses powered with nano technology revolutionized
the wearable computing market. dot com. the saatchi winter olympics are promising to be a literally event top specialists and engineers have created a lighting system like no other and they're ready to wow audiences with it around the world artist about let's say reports from the host city. the eyes of the world will be on sochi come february the seventh and frantic work has been going on behind the scenes to make sure of the lifting venue sparkle not just for the crowds but for millions of t.v. viewers around the world for the lighting technicians it's been a mess of undertaking blush media for us this is one of a kind technology and design in the world that isn't even the manufacturers who initially claimed it was similar to some other models because of finally admitted our installations are totally unique in other words this is an experimental model that will set a benchmark for the whole world this electric cocktail lighting was months in the
making the olympic committee found the brightest and best engineers who came up with a unique design for every stadium l.e.d. lights was selected for the edge or ability they made to last for a century but also for their college changing wall factor. such installations are temporary solution for various sports competitions but this one is hopefully going to stay for quite some time it is based on the cutting edge technology and totally new software but the world has yet to a dog. off to dog park stadium becomes a scene not worrying ice storms and tumbling snow flakes the ice bank sports palace turns into a giant aquamarine wave the atlas skating rina the neon giant which shimmering rainbow colors the first stadium will be hosting the opening and closing ceremonies and the preparations are for the light sherry's are being kept carefully under
wraps but the crowd work of the life mission is the ice palace this evening i've been given the honors of switching on of the lights here at the olympic park stadiums with this much fern and it's house of about and let's see what the magic of technology candy. and what a lot of the fellow does of a. rod of sports men's lives and of course we're right here in the sword she between on the black sea and the beautiful white capped mountains and to almost say coming to you from the olympic park in sochi. and we'll of course be bringing you more behind the scenes coverage of the olympic build up with just one more month to go before the twenty fourteen launch. so two more of the twenty fourteen olympics what's this place like. this is so special as the russian resort
prepares to local the world power the games should be in the city's present and future what more sochi will bring you this is the moment they're reporting from a very cold and snowy windy mountainous tough year beyond the olympics but come. on our team. new yorkers have a new cause for concern on their streets as a potentially deadly game known as knockout games in popularity who was recently arrested a man suspected of at least five such attacks all against women artist maria port ny is following this disturbing trend. you're walking down the street minding your own business and without warning police say they are investigating yet another knockout attack attackers mainly in their teens targeting victims at random it's called the knockout game the goal of this violent and twisted so called game is to
knock a stranger unconscious with a single punch feared phenomenon across the nation the ongoing brutality has claimed lives in at least three u.s. states here in new york city more than ten people have been randomly assaulted among the youngest a twelve year old student among the oldest seventy six year old woman was walking along warman avenue when a man struck her in the head this man too scared to show his face on camera says he was attacked last month while walking home from work surrounded me one of them as i tried to get away one of them stepped out towards me and. with the clues is the the face in some cases suspects have been arrested and charged however exacerbating the problem these videos uploaded on you tube have been viewed by millions raising concerns about copycat attacks many knockouts have taken place in
broad daylight as victims were walking through their own neighborhoods and as the n.y.p.d. a department of thirty four thousand officers continue struggling to curb the string of violence citizens are seeking alternatives to stay safe. former n.y.p.d. officer rabbi gary moskowitz is offering his seventh degree black belt skills for free to knock out victims and others seeking protection we're going up to someone who works worker you must learn how to be aware you must learn how to fight if some go through time where the knockout attacks are for him and for him ready to moskowitz believes are likely motivated by gang initiation something the n.y.p.d. hasn't officially acknowledged if they acknowledge that there's a guy who had a problem is they have to really try to curb all the guns and they can't do that so for fear for a long time they don't want to put a name on something right away because if they put a name one of them they have to go after arts he reached out to the n.y.p.d. to find out what america's most powerful police department is doing to combat the
knockout epidemic our questions and interview requests were ignored it is not fair to ask any pleas for parm to be able to be assigned to everybody in the shrewd they can protect. us from new york city streets the big apple's mass surveillance system does actually allow officials to know where and when many of the crimes are occurring but so far filming the knockouts hasn't helped to prevent them marina. new york. on to some other news making headlines around the world now a stampede at a muslim gathering in the west trying to has left at least fourteen people dead and many others injured four people remain in critical condition the incident occurred when traditional religious food was handed out to people attending the event. record low temperatures are set to hit parts of the united states as winter storms continue across the country forecasters say the freeze could hit minus fifty celsius in the midwest and are warning people to stay at home extreme weather
conditions claimed the lives of sixteen people this week and grounded thousands of flights. up next for you on r t international worlds apart with oksana boyko where she discusses the ever expanding waistlines of the developed world. unexplored antarctica what is it in this icy expanse that attracts the people who come here. with no i only go to the doctor. and enter into. a new generation of polar explorers is coming. we have a new group of specialists here now all of them are young how are they going to get along with each other and i don't know. who. i used to be
a bureaucrat. seriously. what adventures await in this mysterious land where do they live what do they eat and what are they actually doing in antarctica . this is the media leave us so we leave the baby. by the sea potions to cure. all your party visible the questions that no one is asking with the guests that you deserve answers from it's all politics only on our team.
hello welcome to world if you are a westerner there is one in two chance that you started this year by promising yourself to lose weight interesting me big data on new year's resolutions and diets almost identical more than nine in talent fail so it is believing in a slim and healthier self just as childish as believing in santa to discuss that i'm now joined by john michelle kwan a prominent fashion attritional the inventor of the parisian diet thank you very much for your time sir now i know that your interest in nutrition stems from your childhood here were a chubby kid and you decided to overcome that by empowering yourself acknowledge now you try to share that knowledge with other people but i think was we know for a fact a scientific fact now is that diet simply don't work what works is knowing basic principles of nutrition and applying down through all of your lives so i wonder why do you think people need to buy your book when they can go online and learn
everything they need to know about nutrition about metabolism about food free of charge because i believe that it is enough to get so much. believe in people and expect that reading this blog zero becoming zero. just but how is your diet the parisian diet different from all other dies that you just referred to as a fad diet because there are three people lost the first one is that i wanted to get this very flexible. this is a fact that. sustainable because the time during the year on dieting is probably the men time where you can learn nutrition and that is that they want to keep people their enjoyment.