stories that shape the week here on are to see an extremist rebel group or russian fighter jets in the northwest of syria the pilot manages to it. washington is. a controversial republican. bias in the f.b.i. and justice department just released. on sports highest court clears twenty eight. overturn all sanctions against them concluding there is insufficient evidence to substances.
with the top stories from the past seven days on right up to the moment developments well welcome to the weekly on r.t. international. islamist rebel fighters shot down a russian jet in syria. today they then killed the pilot in a shootout after he refused to surrender on verified footage of the instantaneous being posted online. well. a lot of work. but what you've got to do with the. good you about others and i say the somebody from out of the norm. like those who wanted to be on those look. at the. book we
also know that video has surfaced online purportedly showing the rebels posing with the dead body of the pilot a warning you may find the following images upsetting that clip appears to show one of the militants taking a selfie next to that effect and others are also taking pictures and chanting russia's defense ministry says the plane was shot down using a portable surface to air missile. from the salafist. opposition group claiming responsibility for the attack it was formed just over a year ago from five this functions including the north. movement which has in the past been supplied with weapons by the u.s. so observers say. is essentially al qaida in syria russia moved quickly to take action carrying out a number of strikes into the province their defense ministry says more than thirty militants were killed using quote high precision weapons.
friday saw the release of a contested u.s. republican memo alleging the f.b.i. and justice department abused their powers to secure a warrant to spy on a former trump campaign aide and twenty sixty some in the party have suggested it no cast doubts on the whole federal investigation into the claims of collusion between the president's team on moscow the documents publication has led to impassioned debate in the media as well but never once those north koreans goosestepping in line with the republican party is so much like that people need to start taking to the streets this is a dictator this is a tipping point for our democracy declassify this memo for fundamentally a political purpose. well specifically the memo alleges that cation for a warrant to family former trump aide carter page relied on the highly controversial democratic funded steel dossier it was compiled by
a former british spy and is full of on verified claims of by trump supposedly to russia but crucially the memo asserts that the f.b.i. didn't reveal the origins of the document to the court. both the agency and the democratic party have claimed the memo was incomplete and misleading and some legal experts have also said the f.b.i. was actually under no obligation to reveal the memos origin to the judge and now looks at what the documents declassification could mean for american politics if indeed the obama administration used the department of justice and the f.b.i. to spy on trump campaign this could be quite a scandal it would discredit the d.o.j. and the f.b.i. as nonpartizan a law enforcers and destroy the democrats now the democratic leadership doesn't want to be destroyed so here's a few of their last ditch efforts to keep their boat afloat.
now adam schiff from the democratic side of the house intelligence committee says the republicans edited the document to fit their political agenda he says he's preparing a memo of his own that will expose the misleading character of the document. as expressed during our initial review we have grave concerns about material emissions a fact that fundamentally impact the memos accuracy. we. discovered late tonight the chairman new news made material changes to the memo he sent to the white house changes not approved by the committee the white house therefore reviewing the document the committee has not approved for release however some of these. changes came at the request of the democrats and the f.b.i. themselves others included minor edits and grammatical fixes.
and it never hurts to throw russia into the mix is it possible that the republican chairman of the house intel committee has been compromised by the russians as a possible nuclear threat or russian agents reading the house intel committee on the republican side i hope that's not the case that this whole big stir is over just for pieces of paper but those four pieces of paper contain vital information information with potentially enough voltage to light up washington d.c. for months if not years. r.t. new york. well former cia analyst and whistleblower john kirby told us he believes the elements laid bare some of the f.b.i.'s more on savory practices. this contains some troubling evidence of f.b.i. malfeasance those of us who are critics of the f.b.i. have been saying this for years this is how the f.b.i. does business they do it surreptitiously they do it by stabbing people in the back they do it by setting people up by entrapping them by tricking them and that's
exactly what they did with the face of court they played the face of court judge by not telling them the source of this deal does the a they plead that judge by not telling them that this was a a partisan. report and and they got their warrant they got their warrant any way. two people have been killed and over one hundred injured after two trains collided in the us state of south carolina the collision between an amtrak train on a freight train happened to run two thirty in the morning local time the amtrak train was operating between new york and miami with of least eight crew and one hundred and thirty nine passengers on board as a result of the collision the front engine derailed as well as a number of passenger car inches officials say it appeared the passenger train was on the wrong track the investigation is on. the court of arbitration for sport to overturn the lifetime
a limpid bond of twenty eight russian after leitz on thursday and reinstated the results in the sortie twenty fourteen games they were engulfed in a doping scandal dating back to those olympics in twenty fourteen with russia accused of widespread substance abuse eleven other cleats also had bombs removed but will not be allowed to compete at the upcoming winter games in sight korea the decision to uphold the appeals was met with disappointment within the international olympic committee as traitors unanimously found that the evidence put forward by the i you see in relation to this matter did not have the same weight in each individual case. this is why in twenty eight cases the evidence collected was found to be insufficient to establish that an anti-doping rule violation was committed by the athletes concerned this does not mean that these twenty eight actually sought
declared innocent but in their case due to insufficient evidence the appears up held the sanctions and old and their individual results achieved in such reinstated these costs a decision is extremely disappointing and surprising for. the the i.o.c. we would never have expected these these decision. the urgent need for reform. in the internal structure of couse your head down off looks back at the announcement that shook the world of winter sport. team russia dog the judgment was swift and he immediately became gospel for much of the olympic world ever since the infamous report on doping in russia saw the light of day but its claims of
a state sponsored conspiracy the pretext for the ban have been shaken to their very foundation in the last few days bombshell one. twenty eight russian athletes make a comeback from a lifetime ban over the past few years the international olympic committee unleashed to the ultimate punishment on them following a damning verdict the cheated the tests it seemed that their dreams careers and lifetime goals were annihilated in one stroke but last thursday the top sports court had a different opinion on that the ban was no more those stripped of their medals got them back the i.o.c. was both red faced and furious its members see the thing with bitterness and resentment but all things considered the i.o.c. had some trouble standing beside their initial ruling a lot of people asking hell the i.o.c. got the brief so wrong that they were able to throw it out so quickly.
let's let's let's you can look at the cows decision but let's let's see who will be competing here in the games coming up then we can have this conversation again the embarrassment is understandable the court of appeals decision to reverse the ban was among other things based on the testimony of the very same people who convinced the i.o.c. to impose the sanctions in the first place the mclaren report didn't find any individual violations of the rules of individual sports men's because there was only a very limited time the team of mr mclaren had fifty seven death bomb sure. to. the russian paralympic team also had its very decided this week two years ago the doors of the summer games in real were slammed in their faces a blanket ban meant no one was welcome this february
a team of almost eighty people will have a shot at the pyongyang golds as so-called neutral athletes are not great but it's something russian authorities are regularly tested and they are amongst the most scrutinized after it's in the world. under the supervision of wada we now have a greater confidence that the anti doping system in russia is no longer compromise and corrupt and given the latest winning streak for russia those athletes who have cleared their names you know likelihood will up their game bigger than of. yeah as you might expect it was an emotional day for the russian athletes in volved you can see here the reaction of the cross country skier doping well indeed after the verdict was heard many more russian knuckleheads were in high spirits ahead of the elites but their careers have essentially been left hanging in the balance.
neulander so in the north i found out about the decision during my training c.s. decided to overturn my disqualification my ban i had only positive thoughts in my head about that and i've been ready to ski for a long long time keeping up my training but i had a question right away what about the olympics are we able to dispute this and get an invitation but i was waiting for the results of a pill when i came back from practice it's amazing yes then my scouts and team started congratulating each other such a relief when not guilty in the whole public will know that a lot of people thought we date only those close to us knew it's not tree. or you say they are not guilty or you say they are guilty and they have fruit that there is not enough proof for a doping offense hence they are not guilty and this is very important also because it makes the mclaren report to become not in bases
which is enough to convict athletes and every seeing that was. up to now was based on the mclaren report and if this is now not basis enough to convict that lets them i do not understand why also all the russian at plates could have been banned colic tearfully without having any any proof of the hoping or back in the center of the russian flag a national anthem were banned by the i.o.c. from this site korean games on the athletes will compete as neutrals but one design agency has come up with an alternative for russian fans.
this week of the b.b.c. was a ques of bias in its brags it coverage with the majority of its guests said to have been in favor of remaining in the european union that's according to several reports which prompted anger in britain's most of the words. across our output as a whole we must be inclusive reflecting of breadth and diversity of opinions we
must give due weight to the many and diverse areas of an argument. to leave such as let's just with a group of leaders who have english the five along the way thanks it is a historic mistake for as with it it breaks my heart i lie in bed at night worrying about the outcomes of banks that once again i'm the sole lever on a v.c. . frankly the p.p.c. has become the support of over for good. isaiah's from. all the european guilty of the bricks at sixteen mr david gave the city recently that his job in brussels is made even more difficult if every time he makes a small defaults that is probably on the mind by the b.b.c. to get short acting in order because you do with
a duty of impartiality. well we discussed the issue with the director general of the u.k.'s institute of economic a furze who was behind one of the reports critical of the b.b.c. . but it's true that we are no longer in a referendum period and it is true as the b.b.c. said in the statement they have furnished you with that it's no longer a binary choice but the problem is this although there are a wide range of choices really those range of options are subsets of the remain camp and the leave camp i think it's pretty poor that a public broadcaster is skewed because some panelists so dramatically in this direction on the top political issue of the times. in general in britain a stablished figures famous figures an influential people have tended to be in favor of e.u.
membership it's more the ordinary man or woman who rebelled against the political stab recently tend to believe side seems to be the balance for people's views on bret's it and making sure you have a fair share of voice from both ends and all ends of the argument should be a very very high priority indeed. i think the politicians on the leave side of the argument those who are in favor of pricks it are beginning to lose their patience with the b.b.c. but i would say that the b.b.c. now should be concerned but there are politicians who are seriously raising in the british parliament in the house of lords genuine concern about whether the b.b.c. really can be considered a neutral broadcaster one that doesn't just show a diversity of views but a proper balance. the b.b.c. in response has said its gas represents a range of viewpoints the organization has stressed its reporting reflects the fact that the debate over breaks it has moved on is no longer
a simple binary sheer. but the murder rate in american cities is for twenty seven except in one city we go there after this. woman was selling you on the idea that dropping bombs brings police to the chicken hawks forcing you to fight the battle for food still. to do so for the tell you that will be gossip for the public but that's the point. of the off the bat as you tell me you are not cool enough to buy their product. on the hawks that we along the border will want. oh no appetite i mean for conflict is very very low these days
public service much more eager to see economic improvement than they are to. actually get into a fight with a neighbor or or with other powers in the world. let's start again stateside where there is a cease fire in the city of baltimore this weekend aimed at tucking the record high murder rate there the city reported three hundred forty three homicides last year alone. led to cities in body american urban decay more depressingly than the city of
baltimore baltimore struggles with a record high murder rate. murder is the principal. lead. yes baltimore there is a robust active crime strategy. well it is the third ceasefire of its kind in the city organizers have prepared to run twenty events during the weekend to mourn the victims of crime we talked to be
activists behind the campaign. people all around the city make commitments to just be peaceful and not be violent for three days and to celebrate life and do life affirming event so their events over the city would distort what a weekend he would keep it into we see a week in no homicides but it comes as baltimore is being rocked by one of the city's biggest police corruption scandals the gun trace task force was made up of plainclothes officers i was supposed to be tackling this city spiraling murder rate however it seems they how about actually be nodding to the levels of crime the unit was dissolved in march last year and its officers arrested they are facing various charges including fraud drug trafficking planting false evidence six out of eight members of the group pleaded guilty to charges of organized crime scene is in the marlins city and she reports. the baltimore police department is now involved in one of the biggest scandals and us law enforcement history for months now the court
system has been trying to investigate corruption within the city's police force eight officers are on trial over drug trafficking racketeering robbery and planting fake evidence like drugs and b.b. . we would create false reports to cover up the robberies we were involved in. it was like aware of life where got away with a lot of things if proven guilty the officers and maybe face twenty to one hundred years in prison and six of them have already pleaded guilty and are now acting as witnesses in hopes of softening the moving verdict and their lawyers claim the officer still feel to over what they've done mr jenkins is extremely remorseful he's been remorseful for a long time even before these charges were brought and he's relieved that today finally he was publicly able to accept responsibility for their client sorry for what they did or should. be so it seems regretful of what what happened i
really don't have any comment meanwhile officers cases continue to be dismissed with hundreds under review and most of them involve incidents of officer switching off their body cameras to plant drugs or guns and then reenact seizing the evidence they had already planted. the holy street behemoths hitchin him is back in the headlines after shoppers took offense at stocks it was selling which appeared to have the word allah printed on them it follows another scandal over an advert featuring a young black model he was wearing a hoodie bearing the phrase the coolest monkey in the jungle that to cause outrage even though the boy's own mother dismissed the claims it had racist undertones and as was the case with the hubby the controversial socks have got twitter users all riled up to this is ridiculous the next will be that they forbid the small w. and them people have choices if you don't like them then don't buy them getting
a little tired of saying you can't make this stuff up ortiz probably boys your husband looking at how all sorts of things have become offensive today police news show in case you've missed it cannot be found on all of our social media platforms . in case you missed it one of the great things about life in twenty eighteen is that you're free to be offended by anything. it's quite confusing recently people have been offended by history literature being a man being a woman meat pro-immigration anti immigration the list is endless because it's actually hard to tell is our guide to being offended in the modern world if i'm sure as you're offended twitter will always let you know what you're offended about if only one person out of one hundred is offended you need to pretend that you are offended to go to signaling will cover you every time there is no time limit shakespeare was writing four hundred years ago i'm still some of the one dickens
that cambridge university had to be warned about the distressing cvs even friends is too much for some millennial zeal to choose an italian american a guy with a transvestite dad who missed twitter and even throwing in a lesbian couple wasn't diverse enough but they're not used always about nineteenth century imperialist sessile roads students at oxford university wanted his small barely noticeable start to go on why because he was bad one hundred fifty years ago who wasn't. there and so are these chances my grandfather is david possible weinstein's situation that your liberty immigrant and course the redeemer possibly offensive to jews are on the list limbs the little guy being in the fountain naked it's time to act what is great is there are places where everyone's mind can rest in peace these are the old rules based is these are places where
freedom of thought speech and expression all put on hold in case anyone should have their feelings. american right. all right on back with more of the week's top stories in half an hour's time they see r t international. across europe municipalities are taking their water supply back from private companies to me to people this will simple song alone even some company guess will elsewhere though they invite private companies to take over the utilities many by the telescope was allowed to miss you guys who got booked but you're right on the
pier might be cool. i've been this is. just because i'm out of it over or over some more you member of the lift hill brought up locals are ready to stand up for the basic human right of access to water it's about water but it's also over much more than water it's about to hurt and the redistribution of our west works on their date downwards we want our water. back image was quite controversial so a lot of people some people sore as irresponsible some people sort of dangerous threatening whereas other people including you store as a symbol of something very different what was it you know. a powerful. protecting. that is far from you know.
that the people who criticize you want to base. a right wing lunatic. in years ago i traveled across the united states exploring america's deadly love affair with the gun i witnessed the grim results of these weapons in hospital emergency rooms morgues and the confused of the mass of mass shooting sprees after each new massacre the newspaper headlines were always the side why did it happen here. since my book was published in the year two thousand more than half a million americans have been killed by firearms in the us. five hundred twenty seven thousand people dead and many more injured i decided to return to the subject to track down each gun owner who i'd met and photographed those years ago to