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parties latest headlines and the week's top stories the death toll rises to forty seven following monday's passenger plane crash in northwest russia as two more people die in the hospital one of them a teenage girl. casualties in the libya conflict continue to rise while rebel forces are accused of forcing civilians from their homes in benghazi. skeptics in brussels staged the euro's funeral as greece faces public anger over deeper cuts and the country teeters on the brink of bankruptcy. two am in moscow i matras are bring you today's top stories and a look back at the week's news here on r t a man and a teenage girl who were among the eight survivors of monday night's plane crash in northwest russia have died in the hospital the tuple of one three four heading from
moscow to russia's republic of korea crash landed on a major road just a kilometer from the runway the disaster has so far claimed forty seven lives artie's tessera sylvia filed this report from the crash site. struggling to keep her composure to tiana is in disbelief at the sudden death of her friend. i do not understand why it happened she was one of the best people i've ever known i do not understand maybe it's fate the why did it have to happen. the russian premier league football referee vladimir but i just one of the killed monday night when a duple of one three four carrying fifty two people from moscow to burglars avoid skin north western russia crashed on this road missing the runway by kilometer. it's awful my late husband was a pilot he had landed planes at this airport many times it's very personal to me the sight of the crash has been cleaned up the roads have been reopened the wreckage of the plane completely removed but there are still marks evidence like
this bird for us that reminds people of the tragedy that struck on monday night and for those who had been here to witness the horrific scene as they say that those memories are unlikely to go away. i didn't sleep for two days i couldn't even fall asleep i can't recall and people screaming and pulling bodies away from the plane. guinea was one of the first at the scene his house only meters away from where the plane came down. i heard the explosion and ran outside the lights went out i ran to the site and we started rescuing people we dragged away a man two women and the pilot but he was dead while all the bodies have been recovered the relatives of the victims still have the tough task of identifying their loved ones investigators say all the equipment were functioning properly at the time of the crash and they've also refuted initial reports that the navigator had high levels of alcohol in his blood for now they suggest bad weather and pilot
error appear to be the likely causes of the crash a suggestion that didn't sit well with some locals. it's easy to blame the pilot because he's dead. i think the airport itself is to blame for family and friends are waiting for answers but all they can do now is remember those they've lost. tessa recently r t russia is going to the region civilian casualties in the libyan conflict continue rising with the government blaming nato for killing at least fifteen in a recent airstrike on the eastern town of brega the alliance denies the accusations saying it strikes only legitimate military targets meanwhile opposition leaders in benghazi say they're ready for negotiations to draw the bloody conflict to an end but many in the country believe the rebel forces more interested in waging war than creating peace are teams maria hinojosa has more these family hasn't had the war quiet and peaceful like this one for months they've escaped to the libyan rebel
stronghold of benghazi to hide in this refugee camp in the west of the country off to life in their native town became a night. it's not safe there anymore it's become dangerous and it's not only because of explosions and gun shots one day people from the government and you call them rebels we call them terrorists came to me until we have to arrest you do it because we know that she supports gadhafi. these keep has been long and hard for they were in their family well i remember that occurred and i had to hide for some time from them as they've been searching for me then we knew there was a bus coming from benghazi to tennessee and the bus with the rebels for their purposes we took that bus with our faces covered and everybody was against gadhafi on it we told them that we were also against him and they lot of sin son was brother dr sabri a surgeon has also fled the city he says they've made three attempts on his life
but he only finally left when he saw a killing. take him from or from or from i.c.u. killing him in front of i.c.u. her own good his body on the world that. the doctor says people from the national transitional council were behind it this is the rebels official political body that are part of the revolution in libya started in the mid february its members are recognized by many countries throughout the world as they are legitimate representatives of libya the very. very very so you will be. where you are again as. they took about freedom democracy there is no freedom or democracy there is just want to bury the refugees here say they now finally feel safe but it's not that safe from the side of the frontline either. these people have gathered in the west of tripoli to bury those killed in the air strike called in to leave and government officials
a bomb landed on the private compound and flattened it killing fifteen people including three kids this conflict has to come to an end immediately which is very unlikely to happen any time soon while nato has already claimed the two your peroration to protect civilians must go on with clashes continue and benghazi and nato intensifying its bombardment of tripoli both eastern and western parts of the country are perilous to say and people are dying. on both sides of the frontline many on the ground feel that when the democracy the west talks about will finally come here they'll last me enough people left to experience it. but portend for a western libya professor lawrence davidson from westchester university in pennsylvania says nato used humanitarian intentions as an excuse to justify intervention in libya what these calls into question is the original justification
for american intervention which was humanitarian my own personal opinion is that that was always a just a media story for our domestic consumption you cannot enter being. anywhere with this level of munitions and not kill civilians and there but the type of munitions that they're using whether these are armor you know piloted aircraft or drones like in the afghanistan i mean you cannot avoid it you can't these are not smart weapons whatever they might say there and if you're going to attack a building and of an urban environment you don't know you know there's a margin for error it's a large and you're going to kill civilians there it's just they know that they know that and they've only admitted to one but you know that there has to be more.
syrian forces have opened fire at funerals for the victims of a brutal crackdown on anti regime protesters near the capital damascus at least two people died more than twenty people are thought to have been killed across syria since friday the latest wave of protests against president bashar al assad's road came despite a speech on monday in which he promised liberal reforms in return for an end to the violence a three month long crackdown has reportedly left some fourteen hundred people dead joshua landis director of the center for middle east studies tells r t the situation could become a deadly stalemate well it could syria the showdown is a very stark line in the sand and they were seen as asking people to trust him and to side with him and the opposition are going to ask people to side with them. so far the military has stood firm behind the regime there been a few defections but nothing really important and this is going to sit in a sense the ball in the opposition's. court if you're who wanted to starve syria
they could do it in the same way that europe starved iraq of course once you go down the road if the government doesn't crumble as it didn't do any iraq then you have to take military intervention. still ahead this hour five years behind bars for a false confession. i was forced to agree that i may be a member of probably one of the them and. one of former guantanamo bay detainees tells r t how he suffered at the hands of u.s. authorities and how he continues to struggle for justice. and we take you to the fukushima exclusion zone to find out the true radiation levels of the leaking reactors. but first greece is expected to get another cash injection from the european union on condition it imposes severe financial measures totaling some seventy eight billion euros the greek parliament is expected to vote tuesday proposals caused an eruption of anger in the capital with protesters claiming the
move was aimed at rescuing the ailing euro skeptics in brussels even staged a symbolic funeral for the currency according to one lecturer at the university of the aegean the only way out of the mess is vice splitting from the e.u. . the problem is we cannot do it we are giving twelve billion lifeline. the biggest part of which is going to be used to repay debt to repay previous dates this is totally absurd it is for the benefit of greek people to have an immediate exit from the euro from the euro zone the euro is a monetary absurdity in a way it's a totally irrational financial and monetary architecture that is also a contributing factor to the debt crisis and in general to social crisis in greece so i think that it's going back to a national kerensky and the regaining public control in a way national control of monetary policy is
a very necessary step to be taking it is not a road to disaster as the government is saying on the contrary it's going to be a very positive step and john got from the e.u. referendum campaign in britain doesn't mince words when it comes to the euro he says the currency is on its last legs and it's time to stop wasting billions trying to keep a failed concept afloat. if we just keep pumping money into greece it's only putting off the death of their economy they are already bankrupt we have to wake up and smell the coffee and say enough is enough greece is going to go ireland's going to go portugal and of course the big one that everyone is worried about is the state of spine that is why some of our banks like barclays have been reducing our liabilities in spain because clearly the property slump in spain is much bigger than a spanish government is telling people they say there's only been a drop of eighteen percent how the radio shows in spain people are losing seventy
percent sixty percent in the fire you have their homes and their developments spain will be the next one to topple but why should we the u.k. taxpayer pay energy the german taxpayer pay for the ineptitude of the greek government. the u.k. is facing accusations it failed to protect terror suspects it had over to the u.s. allegedly there was even an unofficial agreement between the two on the treatment of prisoners during the iraq war papers released earlier this week brought to light the case of a twenty eight year old pakistani man yunus rahmatullah who was seized in iraq by british troops seven years ago later handed over to u.s. detention facility he's been held there ever since despite the u.s. admitting he poses no risk kreider from the repeal we're preved charity who's fighting for his release says the two countries are turning a blind eye toward international law. there are hundreds of prisoners about but what makes you special is that you know it was actually picked up by the united kingdom in iraq in february two thousand and four the u.k.
handed him to the united states in march and april there were discussions between the u.s. and the u.k. because the u.s. wanted to send him to the u.k. didn't object despite the fact that at this time even the aboud grave broke making it absolutely clear to anyone who had any doubt what was happening to prisoners in u.s. detention the u.k. says that it learned quote unquote in june of that year june two thousand and four that my client had been sent to bob graham and although there was an ammo you had to kind of deal between the u.s. and the u.k. that permits the u.k. to get him out of custody and never bothered to do so so we've had to sue them in the united kingdom courts in haiti as corpus to tell them you have to get this prisoner back he never should have been sent out of iraq he was rendered on lawfully in violation of the geneva conventions and you have a responsibility to him he's your prisoner and apparently it's not only britain and the u.s. that may have a deal on detaining terror suspects hundreds claim to have been tortured and held
without trial throughout the e.u. daniel bushell met one of the alleged victims. was arrested on the streets and sent to guantanamo for torture after five years america released him without charge to this day the u.s. has given no explanation all said story couldn't as is suing george bush's lawyer alberto gonzalez for ruling torture is legal interrogators from the land of the free are free to cause quote simulated drowning instrumentality impairment of bodily function organ failure and even death. electroshocks because i want. the us refused to even reveal they were holding his mother his lawyer to find her
son it took several years there was no chance to get in quantico. it's really a shame for the united states what happened. is what concerned national law and it's simply impossible in the twenty first century to put someone in extra. room. and saying you have no right bush fought moves to end the practices they are imposing a set of standards on our intelligence communities in terms of interrogating prisoners that our people think will be ineffective in a de classified memo gonzales did warn us gods it was legally safer to perform torture on full room soil ministers in the european union were glad to oblige the e.u. agreed to help arrest and transport people to countries where they could be tortured in
a meeting here at nato headquarters in two thousand and one detainees may or may not to. since they never received a real trial we just called know for sure. today on the promise to show. that he's even appealed to you is cool rulings which give detainees some. two years old the prison still open for business. is the washington street guilty of criminal. crimes against humanity so is the obama administration and so is the european parliament for participating or is that. executives from bush down. brood. when the world lose will to america's doing said bush's advisor we will all be ashamed. braman. plenty more stories for you online log on to our website r t dot com here's what's available right now. we find out why the promised land of israel doesn't seem so
promising for many israelis as they are for passports from other countries plus. the celebration turns to sorrow when dozens of wedding guests are injured or freak accident also. our investigation into egypt's disgraced former finance minister found safe haven in london despite being wanted by cairo all this and much more put away at our t.v. dot com. a five day nuclear forum in vienna this week so widespread agreement for in queens increased safety measures following japan's atomic crisis in march archy's schon thomas traveled to the no go zone at the stricken fukushima plant. the armistice and constant ticking of geiger counters has scientists working in
fukushima city concerned. i'm in charge of the group of radiation detection and survey from fukushima university where now thinking their vacation protocol and process set up by the japanese government is not enough and myself i think i should evacuate from this area but because of my job at the university i can't my family and my friends' families are evacuating. officially fukushima city is in a safe area eighty kilometers from the day to plant a reactor one and a full sixty kilometers outside the banda danger zone but still radiation levels here are much higher than normal just to give you an idea of the consistency right now the battleground is really really quite tonight micro ringgits which is about thirty times what is more than the accepted level but if you come down here to where i just saw it all and the market collected the radiation will quickly jumped out but it's still climbing earlier we got a reading of the night in an aisle of my car and it's going to years about
a thousand times more than what is an acceptable level of really meaningful. but in order to claim that fukushima is truly safe from leaking radiation the japanese government has had to be creative with the numbers by the government. they change the redish a quantum level down by the levels from one. to twenty million per year to twenty times. the. standards before the accident and now. they raise the. the standard so that they can say it's safe but actually the standard has changed the new higher levels mean that fukushima can be closed as being outside of the exclusion zone some say that evacuating the city would be simply impractical given the huge numbers of people affected did. try and mitigate the circumstances to some degree
a group of scientists have teamed up to find a simple ways to reduce the radiation levels. we're just trying to do. and we are not to using especially men we just use normal. scoops. you just. have to. be small effort to bring some security to a community facing a scary and uncertain future in fukushima city sean thomas r t there's been a series of international reports that who go chavez the staunchly anti-american president of venezuela is in critical condition after undergoing surgery in cuba speculation has been stoked by conflicting statements from the government about his health something highlighted by the world's media author and researcher adrian so bucci thinks the u.s. is driving the media reports in an effort to stabilize the chavez regime. entire
process that we're seeing we've been seeing for the last months in north africa and in the middle east has a final target which they would love to be iran that's where they are now terror target being syria as it is. now then as well has very close ties with iran a growing movement a very strong movement within the united states at the top level to declare and classified in israel as a quote unquote terrorist state for how officially asked state department states secretary of state hillary clinton to be clear in israel are a terrorist state i believe and i'm honest you can from latin america from argentina to be exact that what we are seeing the generalized regina change promoted by the united states britain france and even israel behind the scenes in north africa and the middle east as a whole will now be coming very likely to latin america so i would not be surprised to see a wave of u.s. promoted rejean change in various countries in latin america from their point of
view of a logical country to start with you going as well or further afield ecuador. and even argentina might be also be mark earmarked for this. turning now to some other stories making headlines across the globe an eight year old girl has been killed in a bomb attack on a police checkpoint in central afghanistan she was reportedly ordered by insurgents to take a package containing homemade explosives to the police station militants were then said to have detonated the device as she approached a vehicle in the facility no one else was injured in the attack the taliban has previously denied recruiting children but hasn't claimed response and hasn't claimed responsibility this time this comes a day after an attack on a hospital that killed at least thirty eight people in the east of the country. protesters have marched through the vietnamese capital hanoi for a fourth consecutive weekend calling on china to stop entering the country's waters in the south china sea the two communist nations have been accusing each other of violating maritime borders for years recently they pledged to resolve the territorial dispute dispute through peaceful negotiation but
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