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a russian passenger jet overshoot the runway at a moscow airport breaks into pieces and careens into a busy highway the investigation into the cause of the tragedy which left four members of the crew dead is underway. witnesses to the incident are driving along moscow's major highway were shot too we hear from the passers by who became the first rescuers on the scene. plus dialogue or how the u.n. the arab league's peace envoy during a meeting with the russian foreign minister warns that the syrian rebels refusal to compromise could lead to further outbreaks of violence in the country.
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and live from our studios direct from moscow this is r.t. glad to have you with us four people have been killed after a passenger plane crashed onto one of moscow's main highways the jet broke into three parts and the right wing caught fire after overshooting the runway and of the airport on board the only eight crew members but four survived and are in serious condition with head injuries or to his marine if an osha has the latest. four people have died three man the captain the flight engineer and the second pilot and one woman twenty eight year old hostages for others have been all clearly severely injured all of them have been young people as far as we know the oldest one has been just thirty two years old and all of them have been flight attendants and now their true being treated at different hospitals here in moscow and we're
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hearing from the doctors who have been taken care of them for these latest hours that all of them are in a very serious condition and the condition of one of them is set to be very critical but they had to pull it to all four airliner flying from the czech republic to moscow carry it off the runway at new cover airport while lending and then crash into one of the city's busiest highways kiev's care highway and then broken to three parts and almost immediately caught on fire at the ross three main causes that are considered. to be the reason of this tragedy and they are weather conditions. of pilot error and technical failure but i have to say that both the captain and the second pilot have been very experienced passionless with the fifteen thousand for the captain and ten thousands of flight hours for the
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second pilot sully every asian expres saying that one of the reasons why it all went wrong could be the fact that the airplane that is designed to carry at least two hundred people has been almost empty and it's very hard they say it's even harder to land. an empty plane than to land a full plane. and it's not difficult to imagine the shock of those who were driving along the major highway close to moscow when a passenger jet with a capacity of two hundred plowed into the side of the road the very first images of the crash appeared on social networks within minutes like this a video posted on the internet shot from outside a car passing by the scene of the crash many of those driving by stopped to give aid to the injured waiting with and wait for the emergency services to arrive i would guess i. was one of those helping at the scene. i saw one woman really kind of denied it was the flight attendant christina she said that the
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plane overshot the runway but they weren't carrying any passengers and then there is another survivor might attend and then the rescue unit came very frightened but the ambulance couldn't get through because of the traffic so we gave the injured flight attendant first aid to our best knowledge called her mother to tell her she was ok strapped home and language and close group of find and even found a contact her to hospital. the plane crashed right next to a busy highway yet there were no deaths of motorists driving by mark weiss a retired american airlines captain and a member of the civil aviation team at the spectrum group says that the experienced crew might have prevented a major tragedy. in a very prejudiced way because i'm a pilot and have more than twenty years for airline flying i want to say that it was probably some situational awareness that the pilots had that they saw what was
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happening to the aircraft and did their best either through most of the rudder pedals at this time leasing the engines to help also turn the airplane more thrust on one side less on the other will also help turn the airplane in so you want to get a member of these things happen in such a short period of time that taking a look at what's happening and how to try and control over a situation takes a lot of skill it's not something you practice in a simulator going off the end of a runway so the experience and what combine to prevent a more catastrophic situation from occurring until now the pull up to a four has had a little history of accidents alexy our shops reports on this particular model of airliner and the company that owns it. this is the first incident involving the triple of two or four blind where people died so the first fatal incident involving
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this plane only once only on one occasion the triple of two or four have been actual incident two years ago and had a crash landing nobody was killed only a few were minor injuries were reported back then so this is the first time something like this happened is generally considered considered to be a very reliable plane that carries more than two hundred passengers very widely used for charity flights of russian tourists all major holiday destinations the company itself is a charter company called the red wings it's owned by alexander the liberty of russian billionaire who is a very prominent figure and he's been trying to run for mayor of office several years ago he also owns several british newspapers. including the evening standard so generally it's been a very good company i've used them couple of times and you know i've never thought they would actually have an incident something like that and their safety record speaks for itself. of course a small blessing or was it that there were no passengers on board the plane which
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can carry more than two hundred that's amid a busy holiday season aviation safety expert david lear mount explains why the jet was almost empty the clue is with the fact that this is a charter airline it does a lot of charter work and therefore it had a task a chartered task to carry people out to the czech republic that it didn't have a task to bring bring them back until probably a later date meanwhile i suspect the airline needed its aircraft back at base to do other work so i think you'll find out find that this was what in the trade is called up positioning flight it was positioning the empty aircraft back to its base on the runways long enough and the weather wasn't particularly a problem there was some very light snow at the time but you know for anybody who operates in the moscow airport at this time of the year that shouldn't be a problem. of course it does reduce the adhesive on the runway the braking efficiency of the airplane but the pilots of course have to and you know it's their
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job to make allowances and if braking action is not very good it when an aircraft goes over the end of the runway like this it's almost always because the aircraft for some reason landed too fast which would be a case of misjudgment unless there was a technical reason and we haven't heard any invention yet or that the true again a misjudgment this you learned it too far down the runway and therefore couldn't stop by the end of it. the international peace envoy for syria says there are only two directions for the conflict a political process or hell and russia's foreign minister at a meeting with locked are breaking me in moscow said the syrian opposition's refusal to talk with the government only paves the way for further bloodshed artie's even peace cannot has been following the talks. the biggest stumbling block in the syrian conflict right now is that the opposition is rejecting any compromise
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saying strictly that president assad has to go while assad himself says he's not going anywhere he's protecting his country and moscow says nobody's able to persuade him to change his mind and neither side is willing to put its weapons down if. you know the only alternative is. clearly hand on a political process then we have got all of us to work says listen in for a political process mr brahimi added that this should be a syrian allowed political process which should be based on agreements reached by wolf hours in geneva and they include forming a transitional government which could include all sides of the conflict but the opposition is not only unwilling to negotiate with the syrian off gaudi's is now rejecting direct talks with moscow which has been trying to be a mediator and we've heard from the leader of the recently established opposition coalition who demanded moscow to apologize for what he said was support for
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president assad. and i understand that mr had tb is probably not very experienced in politics if he's looking to be a serious politician it is in his interest to hear our position from us and not from the media that sometimes discords information has lost so i'll repeat we're ready to talk to all opposition forces but we start from the premise that they should not only think about their own ambitions but also the fate of the syrian people and if they think that russia could play a role in the country's tragedy they should meet our representatives with no preconditions official notice meanwhile the violence is continuing to escalate in syria there have been more terrorist attacks the rebels have been also attacking states military airstrips of while government troops have been responding with more shelling. syrian political activist years on abdullah says in order for rebels to prove they represent their country the national coalition must agree to hold talks
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when the opposition opposition the coalition now the national coalition rejects the russian offer and the progress made by the right here me this again raises a skepticism around their real intention to proceed with a peaceful solution to the crisis in syria the syrian coalition now has the decision to make probably an executive and important decision to make whether they want to proceed and join the talks abides by the geneva communique or still get stuck really down with the islamist governments that are supporting them and for them really for them to prove their credibility in syria and for them to prove that they represent a fragment of the syrian opposition or from the syrian population they have to get to get on board now if the turn comes to the united states to apply pressure on on
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the powers that many plates in the in the gulf and in the region especially its arche and the gulf countries really now reduce the flow and and. the infiltration of the armed rebels into syria. and coming up iran begins yet another military drill on a vital oil route in the persian gulf. this as iran announces it is well equipped to defend itself if international pressure escalates. plus from pushing its return to the kremlin to bursts of public dissent a look at how the changes on russia's political scene in two thousand and twelve will be remembered by those who covered them right here on our t.v. that and other stories in just a few moments. a
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sacred place rising out of the waters of the lake the lawn ministry is home to one hundred fifty orthodox monks mostly younger than thirty five and they've come from many different places and backgrounds to live in isolation here spiritual life it takes so many hours on the road to becoming a monk requires both hard work and religious to the cation. alexei wants to become and has cattle as part of this preparation. however these beasts get a musical company by the. sound sequences you know they react to the sound signals to hurt his head in the old days they needed them it wasn't just a fun thing but these meadows didn't come naturally requiring decades of composting to bring the soil up to farming standard this island is mostly rock. the soil here is very thin on the monks can't just get more of it because they're
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surrounded by the lake so they have to work very hard in order to provide whatever food they need. they grow their own crops fund their own fish and repair their own churches. but the central purpose of alarm has always been religious the main ministry surrounded by smaller priories spread through the many archipelago the monks head know their existence is a little different from that of other ministries here we are out of the way and we do have. bill graham some song times tourists as well as. away. from korea to use this coddling him disturbed. it is that combination of high religion and down to earth hard work that motivates these men the.
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download free broadcast quality video for your media projects and free media and dog hearty dot com in. and a lot from moscow this is our t. certainly glad to have you with us iran has deployed its navy in the strait of hormuz a key shipping route for one fifth of the world's oil it is showcasing tehran's military capabilities with maneuvers devised to test combat ships submarines reconnaissance and a new mid range missile drills come amid growing pressure and sanctions against iran's nuclear program global diplomacy specialist soraya sapporo record says the purpose of the exercise is not to show hostility but a readiness to defend the country's borders. for the past thirty two years the war the west the sympathy united states is waged a covert war against iran so iran has been preparing itself and demonstrating its
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who carried this to defend itself i don't believe that iran would ever take action if we see more naval military exercises right now it's because the media is focusing on iran whereas inside. earlier this month there was operation lucky mariner with twenty seven countries participating. although a lot of them were observer state and they were all the way in the persian gulf in iran as territory in the media was silent on this but when you run demonstrates his readiness to defend its sovereignty and its national interests then there is the media focus on iran. well it seems french millionaires can now start unpacking their luxury luggage. a seventy five percent tax for the rich plan for two thousand and thirteen has been called off by the constitutional council over concerns that wealthy would flee the country. and get this the f.b.i. has released
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a classified document confirming that american. was suspected of dealing with communists for their stories head to our web site. it certainly has been a turbulent year for russian politics with putin's come back to the kremlin met with opposition rallies plus the riots in from his cathedral performance protest and of the court case that followed split russian society here's how some of the staff who covered it all in two thousand and twelve recall what happened.
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presidential election twenty three cameras up on this roof correspondents throughout moscow and i mean you come across lines throughout the night there's a great night was. the real color was right behind us was me but but so one point when putin came out to show me like crowds way cos they do move it doesn't thousands of people but also celebrating his victory one of the main points the unprecedented protests that took place up to that election work and protest rallies that never really feels like we're actually taking part in the event it was during one of the massive protests rallies in moscow square that it really fifty for the first time when i saw the crowd watching a t.v. truck parked right next to ours in another station and i realized how soon people really turned uncontrollable or was second and they'll come in just as easily chaos rebirthing of people trying to get the political point across in the past twelve
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months. the best way to do that would be a bag on your head and do some. one thing that was important to get across covering it is the people's political flavors in this country the fact was that what they did was deeply offensive to a huge number of people not something that they consider when they were looking at the case. when they made a press release dowd's our interview with president putin the first that he's ever given these stirred inauguration we received dozens and dozens of calls from international media representatives and they were all asking us just one question did he say anything about the case nothing was out of this in fact the more challenging it is the one gauging the conversation would be of course not. not a big list in my head i wanted to hear about his thoughts on the ongoing syrian conflict also whether the punishment of the pussy riot punk was indeed with hindsight maybe to have the interesting comments to make about i would have thought about the russian opposition movement one of the big stories of the year the
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streets were available for protests. and i think it's good that people are conscious about politics politics is not a big deal among most people here in this country. only be good for society and i think the the authorities reacted with relatively well. let's take a look at some more world news in brief for you this hour. pakistani policemen abducted on thursday have been found dead five kilometers from where they were captured twenty one bodies were discovered with two of the officers believed to have escaped thursday's assault on checkpoints near the city of peshawar is thought to have been executed by the taliban. the six men involved in the gang rape of a student in india have been charged with murder just hours after their victim died in a hospital if convicted all could face the death penalty the case sparked protests in new delhi with authorities resorting to banning mass gatherings in parts of the
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sitting people are still joining to express their anger while demanding extreme measures to keep the streets safe. with america's fiscal cliff nearing the negotiations between democrats and republicans that serve as the final hope to avert harsh austerity measures friday's talks made little progress though and only a few days are left until tax hikes and spending cuts worth billions of dollars dollars automatically take effect on january first barack obama is already considering an emergency bill for low income earners and to be unemployed if an agreement was not reached before the deadline. former prime minister silvio berlusconi slammed his political rivals aspirations to run in the italian parliamentary election he blamed outgoing head of state mario monti for the country's deepest and konami crisis berlusconi pledged that if elected to the top post again he would launch an inquiry into the appointment of monti as premier in two thousand and eleven monti headed to the country after berlusconi's last term but resigned thirteen months later after his government lost its majority. and
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coming up after the break we take an in-depth look at the russian a ballroom and culture and visit the best ball of the year. the sun rises over what seems like and list forest but here in the new directions cry for hundred kilometers north of light of all stalk and much of the world it's disappearing at a catastrophic rate. walkers both illegal and those finding ways to outsmart the system of filing down the forests of the more ski region for them profit goes well beyond the future of our planet and the result could be an ecological crisis we are on the hunt for illegal loggers and it's not going to be easy the forests or it's in our chances are slim now for now we can stay in our
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jeep but as soon as we find solid tracks we'll have to drop or we. and get out silently in order not to scare the robbers off alexander someone in ca has been a ranger for over twenty five years he can spend weeks at a time tracking a single group of loggers leadership so it's easier to work when snow falls in autumn it's impossible to find human tracks and even transport tracks are hard to see after hours of driving we get sent in the right direction by word of mouth you can see that the ground just soft here which means that they've twelve the tractor trails are very fresh which in fact means that we need to be quiet in order to not scare them off as we get closer. this team says they're legal but have no documents now xander can now call the police to take over his work here is done he is overwhelmingly outnumbered there are too few rangers working in the promote the region and the w w f says the government isn't doing enough to stop it just you.
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know do it there's no one tries to stop them in just five years the force will be gone what will the people who live after those who do it's a question more and more people are aware of today climate change in the safety of our environment as a whole are being discussed around the world and perhaps it's supposed small steps that might be a start to people living in harmony with nature. a ritual and atticus and imperial russia. the tradition of staging bowls is being revived in our time frame. but these are polities with peril. suck. i demand satisfaction.
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do we speak your language or not advance. your music programs and documentaries in spanish what matters to you breaking news will turn it into angles couldn't stories. for you here to. enjoy the spanish find out more visit. approaching the tasha he held out his arm to grasp her waist before he had completed his invitation he asked her to walk it's the tremulous expression on the touch his face prepared either for despair or rapture suddenly brightened into a happy grateful childlike smile. i have long been waiting for you that frightened
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happy girl seemed to say by the smile that replaced the threatened tears as she raised her hand prints on trays shoulder. they were the second couples who went to the circle prince andre was one of the best dancers of his day and the tasha don styx was a. it's the highlights of the russian bowl season i'm always been invited the most first look to attend an event which they promise me is going to be the height of sophistication and delegates and it's the eighteenth twelfth anniversary both.
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for over a thousand years the russians have known that a good party needs don't sync down the centuries rich and poor alike have learned the steps put on their costumes and set off to find love patronage simply a good time. in this suitably graham building almost two hundred people have gathered to perform the classics from the polonaise to the polka all in front of a live oak street. you can't help but notice the effort that's going into their appearance and although i wasn't the only one in my dress i did feel a little out of place. though i don't see much in the way of nineteenth century playthings but i do know one lady there that they have to get the right heel for period. so we all look so beautiful costumes here. of course this ball here was first dedicated to the war
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of eighteen twelve it wasn't so much about russia as they but it was the first such event that was held after the war a certain degree of courage was required to hold the ball at that time this stance is where it all began. each. and with several events every year they're becoming very popular even if you're not experienced you are encouraged to join in and there are plenty of helpful partners waiting to show you the ropes. movements in music have always stood the russian soul but now in the twenty first century more and more people seem to be learning these traditional cool dances that hop back to a bygone age i wanted to find out what makes them so appealing to a modern nor dns and.


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