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little. the latest news and the week's top stories of the twelve survivors of monday's siberian plane crash are in a stable condition the south thought likely that failure to spray the aircraft was a phrase cause of the fall to earth. time's running out for the latest peace plan for syria where the u.n. pressing the government and opposition to lay down their arms but the killing continues. to keep power players in egypt blockheads as the muslim brotherhood down the ruling military council come forward the prime candidates for next month's presidential vote. plus moscow slams the sanity of victor report and vows to bring the alleged russian arms to your home after a u.s.
court gave twenty five years for conspiring to kill americans. starting coming to you live from moscow eleven am in the russian capital and we take a look at the top stories of the week all twelve survivors of a plane crash in western siberia on monday are now in a stable condition they were among forty three people on board the plane what it came down just minutes after takeoff in near freezing temperatures thirty one people including all the crew were killed and it's thought failure to spray the aircraft with antifreeze may have been the cause argues jacob brings reports from the scene. i heard an explosion and then we got a call in my commander ordered us to go to the scene in these few minutes you realize something was wrong was among the choo-choo of the situation in quite some kid a moment. is on the scene immediately sportage one of the few survivors the
first thing we saw was the clean debris on fire and we started putting the flames out there was this one man standing alone he didn't seem to have a scratch on him and we. think he said use very cool kid and ask him to turn the heater on even though it already was on. the last the lawyers and the charge of the shot that country. there are only twelve other survivors pulled from the wreckage one dying on route to the hospital the others remain in a critical condition the investigation here continues but for a brief moment those involved stopped their work to remove family members arrive at the crash site a site where they lost their loved ones and the charts the pay their respects to say a farewell word out still to rule or to contemplate. thrust
into grief relatives have been left searching for answers and already some think they know the most probable cause if it's true it's a tragedy that could have been averted. you hear. the queen. believe this case is far from over and hasn't reached any binding conclusions black box flight data and i launched the intact cockpit may provide answers team scoured the flight's final minutes looking for clues relatives of the victims are left to cold to play their loss degrees c. an official investigation into the cause of the plane tragedy still underway but our aviation hours chris defrosting is obligatory if a flight is going had harsh conditions. you know whenever you're flying any type of . hostile conditions i could argue that thirty. is
a whole snow condition that it's incumbent upon they become sort of they. take precaution before taking off. necessarily in. the frost. can have a detrimental impact so severe impacts on the safety of flight. controls . as well so if it proves. taking off. it's one of the potentially one of the primary causes of this tragedy. of more information on the plane crash log on to our web site r t v dot com here's what else is waiting for you there right now the infamous activist group takes down a u.k. government website with a twitter message saying it was a protest against the pony and surveillance proposals. and activists
take action t.v. presenter and greece's bond with the over an ad fly over there by raf warehouse terrorists who broke into the studio. now there's less than forty eight hours left for the syrian government to comply with a u.n. bad piece plan it calls on the basque is to withdraw troops and tanks from residential areas seizing all military activity by syrian activists and even the head of the u.n. say their regime continues its crackdown on dissent damascus blames ongoing violence on terrorists funded and armed from abroad more than one hundred people were reportedly killed just saturday by rebel fighters are refusing to cease fire until president assad steps down and they have been promised a multimillion dollar support from the u.s. and its allies there to sarah ferguson now reports. thoughts of ending the violence on the inside at the friends assyria conference. outside day and take place with
getting heavy handed if they dispersed a tiny processor in government gathering. in a crowd at the moment first thing about the phrase but their actions only seem to serve to further a rowdy crowd out. houses and quote us. we want just to pick up the gun aren't good and zoeth was. moved by the can't force. the conference continued throughout the afternoon and they say talk is cheap friends assyria have pledged millions of dollars for the free syrian army effectively putting the rebels on a foreign payroll however even this didn't go as far as the opposition group the syrian national council and some of the friends a syria had hateful with calls to the free syrian army becoming stronger the hayes
country turkey is now home to twenty thousand displaced syrians refugee camps near the border see a continual flow of new arrivals and these we mess nearly all have tales of war video to support. we have to skip over the border violence drug through. negotiations they tell us won't work the opposition will not back down from this fight nor they feel will president assad despite the syrian government along with the international community having signed up to the un envoy to syria cape fear peace plan at a friends of syria conference the parties have already decided who is the legitimate representative of the syrians friends of syria syrian people support the mission called an inch declared by shooting nation council we see you syrian issue . illegitimately present if you fall for all syrians this seemingly one sided approach is
a part of the reason why russia and china has dismissed the. policing concerns that excluding the assad government from talks undermines diplomatic efforts to end the violence if they want to help syria the to engage the syrian government in diplomatic talks on neutral ground it's quite quite clear that president assad is not going to. you know accept the kofi annan peace plan as the western countries are still giving aid to the opposition at the meeting that in the message to president assad was clear when it comes to the implementation of the peace plan time is running out sara for. istanbul. asylum service say the rebels are reluctant to give up the fight because they have so much international backing and germany based researcher of benjamin scale thanks the armed opposition is pouring syria into civil war. getting so many. forces from the outside are on their side they have an interest. to make
a compromise with the government everyone is blaming the government for the violence. comes to actions. to cause foreign intervention they saw what happened in afghanistan after the us intervention to iraq we saw what happened to libya state that is falling apart. if. so called free syrian army. actually succeed to take over the. most likely face. very serious. with all these different factions fighting each other like muslim brotherhood extremists representatives of certain minorities etc we have later in our program waging war on alcohol the u.k. government has been rancorous and we're all seekers but critics say that.
getting smashed. now in the presidential hopefuls are raising to round up enough support to have the first vote next month that line for nominations with several candidates hoping to fill the shoes of hosni mubarak who was ousted more than a year ago let's now get the latest from our correspondent a really go around party arena now the military still reigns supreme in the country even after recent parliamentary elections so what sort of faces and prospects gyptian is looking at in the presidential race. well it is it is true that the military is still rather powerful and it is also true that among the candidates for the upcoming presidential elections you can see some of the names which were very familiar during the mubarak era for example his former prime minister isn't running for the presidential seat as is the head of his intelligence that was one of the most recent surprise nominations. especially after it came three days after him are
suing on that is the man's name after he stated that he is not going to run of course he changed his mind a little bit later on now you cannot forget that there is also a very strong islamist presence and that is probably the strongest the strongest party that is or the strongest parties which are presenting their candidates for the presidential post of course the muslim brotherhood which initially from the get go right after the revolution said that they are not going to put forth a candidate for the presidential elections and of course a clear leader they made waves by putting forth one an extremely wealthy businessman known for his brother rather radical views but then apparently they're having doubts of whether or not he's going to gain support he put forth a second candidate so you have two candidates from the muslim brotherhood then you also have another extremely radical islamist party the salafist party they're also
putting forth a second candidate because the first of their candidates has actually been embroiled in a scandal where it was found out that his mother apparently voting or has held an american citizenship which is of course illegal for any man who wants to run for egyptian presidential elections so you have these two men and their city have these two parties which are essentially heading the a runoff for the presidential elections in egypt and of course they have as you have several of the more liberal sort of left tried to left left wing politicians who are also of course in the race but they are not as vocal and their supporters are not as rowdy as those for example as for the islamists. oh now in this pod lie tell us how are the country's power players working on improving their international standing. well it's first first and foremost it goes of course
for the islamists who are just recently making rounds in washington d.c. insisting that although they do want to make sharia law the egyptian constitution law and the the they are saying that there is no fear for for washington or for any western power that they're basically looking to to follow the sharia law as a way to identify wrong from right now of course that is that remains to be seen how that is going to be actually put forth because for example one of the candidates from the salary party already said that he wants to make. you know for example drinking alcohol absolutely illegal even for tourists that he wants to ban swimsuits from being born on the gyptian beaches and he also wants to start gates women from men when it comes to education and to lower the age of consent to about twelve years of age so they're not washington or any other western country. should see the islamist radical islamist as
a threat of course remains to be seen until after the elections ok thanks for bringing us this update from cairo where u.s. based alice franks of otto's says america should be teaming up with democratic forces. the white house you know we would hope that they're looking at the best case scenario but they need to be a little bit more cautious about the worst case scenario and that includes arming rebels in syria the arming of and aiding of rebels in libya when in fact we knew that they had ties to radical islamist groups and especially and specifically al qaeda a when you're talking about trying to divide the islamic world in the arab world it's a very hard thing to do you won't see ready allies for the west especially in some of the. i'm going to use the road for lack of a better word regimes that have taken over in in some of these countries that have
experienced the arab spring they're not friendly to to western culture or western ideals although they might like the financial backing that with. you see a lot of these the spec sions leaning towards the installation of shari'a law as something that is paramount in their constitutions so to try and ally with someone who is putting shari'a law in place especially when it's so antithetical to our us constitution. is truly in the air and that. moscow is vowing to use all legal means to bring victor boot back home after the russian businessman was sentenced by u.s. court he was found guilty of conspiring to kill americans but maintains his innocence the judge gave him a minimum term twenty five years stressing there would be no evidence of crime had not been for the american sting operation that set up his arrest are dismissed as you two are going to has more. years spent by the u.s. to hunt down one russian man tens of millions of dollars of taxpayer cash poor into
a sting operation snatched up from a third country alleged arms dealer viktor boot was handcuffed flown to the u.s. and police in solitary confinement for months before trial found him guilty on all four charges one conspiring to kill united states nationals two conspiring to kill united states officers and employees three conspiring to use an acquire anti-aircraft missiles and for conspiring to provide material support to the fork the forty four year old russian air cargo business and fascinated hollywood one of our original. records. only on the other a boot lost his case in the court of u.s. public opinion one before his trial kicked off raising concerns of the fairness of his trial this is the war of war. the merchant of death. and you got him in your
hair spray he's in custody it's a great feeling u.s. officials were relentless in their efforts to get behind bars the so-called merchant of death is now a federal inmate american agents posing as far members of colombian group terrorist in the u.s. but not by many other countries and the un met with and then arrested in thailand in two thousand and eight after twice being found not guilty by thai courts and u.s. reportedly plea dirty arm twisting thailand into extraditing him to america they're willing to flawed every international law to get what they want and that means doing all these illegal things in the case of the extradited marshall kidnapping route family also called u.s. actions entrapment and kidnapping i can accept the possibility that might have some information that's might be of interest to someone but why is it that other countries don't just say to themselves that there is someone who has some interest in information and why don't those governments just drag those people into their
territory moscow's request to send him to russia for trial were brushed aside there was no official decision of an extradition russia called boot extradition illegal and question the validity of his conviction one of the main arguments of the defense that the u.s. lacked jurisdiction was ignored by the court which defense says the russian was aware that he was not in touch with real far members and all he was trying to do was sell to cargo planes magic crimes manufactured jurisdiction and manufactured evidence journalist george matt has attended every hearing in the case he says is one of many victims of u.s. judicial power play. in this particular charges that were brought against him that he is innocent so you know i don't i don't want any innocent man. since isn't it a good or troy davis to be you know a sentence of life or cry and it didn't commit you to good is the second. since it isn't any year since
a sentencing on american territory for little crimes committed in a third nation both cases such major presidents and represents how worried he was trying to simply override the legal systems of other countries just as it should get out parts of. washington he used illegal poll time travel and they kicked a ball that's according to american lawyer douglas now the u.s. government takes over very aggressive approach that strip territorially if someone is in london wire transfers a sum of money to an individual and early on and on but announced that they own the money kings through citibank in new york that paying that touching of u.s. jurisdiction is sufficient jurisdiction for the united states government enough to charge both of those individuals with money laundering but both facing extradition proceedings if they both lose they're looking at up to twenty years on parole twenty years without parole as first place to go to the federal judge in manhattan the u.s. government decided they wanted him to say or able to food or manufacture in my view
jurisdiction not illegally a form of an craft much where they were able to pull mr booth into the jurisdiction of the u.s. courts they placed him in him in extradition proceedings apply why you. thailand and had him extradited to the united states. over in bahrain nonviolent demonstrations against the government rage on whether your stories weighing in with force several protesters were injured on saturday when police fired tear gas and rubber bullets thousands rally on friday were also met with a crackdown they marched in support of a human rights champion he's serving a life sentence for speaking out against the bahraini government has been on hunger strike for two months bowing to achieve freedom or death their resumes been slammed for rights violations by international watchdogs but the u.s. continues to support bahrain as a key arab ally journalist anti-war activist don de bar thinks washington's middle
east policy is inconsistent look at the role the united states is playing in bahrain when they've been claiming that they're in syria over human rights that they were in libya over human rights and yet they are suppressing human rights and it shows that president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton are hypocrites they're wires you have a human rights activist a bona fide human rights activist on a hunger strike you don't hear a word of it in the american media the interest of the united states in bahrain according to the people that make policy here is to maintain the fifth fleet period that's it the bahraini people who are nothing but people that are supposed to service that base and keep their mouths shut well they do it elsewhere there's oil and other geopolitical considerations that prime u.s. policy. take a look at some other stories from around the world pakistan's military say there is little hope of finding any survivors of an avalanche which involved a military in countenance in the mountains kashmir region one hundred thirty five people are thought that the search involving more than one hundred fifty soldiers
sniffer dogs and helicopters has recovered over a dozen bodies so far. that's a lapse mine shaft in peru has left nine miners trapped underground the shaft caved in outside limit on thursday after workers set off an explosion to dislodge copper for rescue teams are supplying the man with oxygen and drinks. while police and firefighters work to free them mining accidents are fairly common in peru more than fifty people died in the country's mines last year. and hurt a local activist who disrupted the traditional oxford cambridge university go race has been charged for causing a public disorder oldfield's forced to stop what he swam into their past the race resumed after he was safely removed from the river of cambridge went on to take the title after broke and or all this was the first incident of its kind in
the one hundred fifty eight year history of the race the british government is thinking of introducing a minimum prize for alcohol in an effort to curb the rising level of binge drinking in the country but some believe the measures both worry the heaviest drinkers from hitting the bar. takes a look. this is your average friday night now in britain it's not yet midnight but many people have already drunk well over the limit of what's considered binge drinking the now drink of our people divine. yeah take pipes yeah. maybe a couple shops or. maybe if they succeed it's this kind of heavy drinking that's being blamed for the soaring numbers of deaths from liver disease in the u.k.
eleven in the heart thousand people die each year from the disease twenty five percent more than just a decade ago according to medical data most of those deaths down to alcohol abuse so how much is too much the recommended daily limit is four units of alcohol so around two pints of beer but even if you drink in the night so pints of beer binge drinking according to experts seriously damaging your health even lease is nothing compared to what many get through come last orders are a very. few shops example. and you can quote an amount six times more than what's considered safe by alcohol and price critics well there is a very great need to address the alcohol misuse issue in the united kingdom is short and long term side of is on the short term you know the issues around getting
weight getting in trouble potentially putting yourself at physical risk or you violence or something along those lines those are all short term issues that need to be addressed then you have a longer term health issues which are issues around heart disease cancer liver disease the government blames supermarkets for selling booze or rock bottom prices just twenty. lbs can use many as forty cans of strong cider it now wants to ban these multi by discounts and impose a minimum price of forty pence per unit it'll force supermarkets to effectively double their prices on the cheap drinks but the industry's adamant it's not cost that's causing the trouble the heaviest drink because people who drink problematic levels of alcohol a least likely to be deterred by price rises one from the minimum unit price would do is raise the price for millions of ordinary consumers and if there is a section of society likely to be hollister it is the ports those on the lowest
income so it seems very unfair in a policy that's not actually going to be successful in tackling the problem drinkers at the moment that falls to the police the punch drunk punch ups a familiar sight come closing time the government claims ending bargain boozing would instantly cut crime and massively reduce alcohol related deaths but with the bulk of binge drinkers already paying over the proposed minimum it's clearly not the temple bar than from having another destructive night on the tiles michael bennet r t. r brings up here on r t r that shortly with an update on our top stories.
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