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i'm sorry but the big issue. tonight the moscow plane crash claims another fake tallahassee five people have now died after the passenger jet they were on slammed into a busy highway after overshooting the runway three survivors from a in a critical condition. an eyewitness described how he helped rescue a wounded woman from the crash airliner as he drove past that accident site. i did i look at the week's other main news president putin signs into law a ban on americans adopting russian children but it's dividing public opinion here in russia even both the authorities insisted that the flawed adoption system in the u.s. . egypt's new constitution weeks of protest is officially
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adopted but that is a far from settled with opposition leaders now under investigation for allegedly plotting to topple the islamist president. when you're watching a roundup of the big stories of the last seven days here on r.t. and first five people have now died as a result of a plane crash when a passenger jet overshot the runway at one of russia's busiest airports one of the wounded flight attendants died of injuries in hospital sunday the total of two or four airliner crashed through a fence into the side of a major highway yesterday breaking into three parts all eight people on board the crew members the crash happened ten kilometers from the city this is video taken by a motorist dashboard camera captured the moment.
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i. i was on the highway of course at the time a lucky escape but missed him which clearly left him shocked the driver can be heard on the video breathing deeply as he tries to pull over following on from what they just witnessed. earlier my colleague carrie johnson talked to a witness who stopped his car and got out to help the injured including that flight attendant who since died in hospital he explained to us how he found her and shared some of the dramatic video we shot. with i was the first to get the i saw the flight attendant asking for help to get the other flight attendant out so we had to go inside the plane me and a few other volunteers we followed the blood trail looking for her and finally found her further down the cabin we carried her out and try to get her to the highway she had some very bad facial and head injuries and both the legs were broken. were hurting from the jet fuel that had come out but she was in
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a really bad shape but still conscious. did she say. to mention the crash has now claimed the lives of five people are on board the other three are still in a critical condition now investigators are trying to fathom why the top lot of four careered off the runway it's a relatively new type of aircraft never before been involved in a deadly crash parties will get a caution of reports from the crash site as you can see behind my back the biggest and the only part of the plane that still lies are very close to the highway it is now coverage with toppling to hide it from public view as well as to
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protect what's left of the plane for further investigation and now the cabins of the plane as well as the black boxes have already been cleared and the investigation is in full swing so far there are three main versions of why this tragedy happened and this versions are what. air and possible top nickel problems with the plane there were reports that there might have been something wrong with the plane's braking system that's why it couldn't stop while being on the runway earlier at the model frascati ation said that the crew on board of this plane was very experienced and he announced that right when first reports appeared dogs are the main cause of this crash might have been pilot error meanwhile this pos injured jogja crashed after a second landing in town it's rolled out of the runway down a show the highways bare and pretty crashed on the road and of the investigation
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now examines the deed on the black boxes trying to find a reason why this incident happened. of course a small blessing was that there were no passengers on board the plane at the time which can carry more than two hundred it was a busy holiday season day two every patient safety expert david limit explained to me earlier 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 they carried people out of the czech republic but it didn't have a pass to bring bring them back until probably at 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 the weather wasn't particularly
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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 and asian on the runway the braking efficiency of the airplane but the pilots of course have to and you know it's their 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 issue landed too far down the runway and therefore couldn't stop by the end of it they would limit talking to me they're more pictures now witness accounts from the scene on our web site we can also find more about the plane itself it's a dot com. from new year's day the adoption of russian children by
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u.s. citizens will no longer be possible after president putin signed the measure into law it's a tit for tat response to america's sanctions against russian officials it sees as human rights violators of unequal shares more on the diplomatic spat. you have to understand that the law this so-called dental magnitsky law actually deals primarily a with the employees in travel and financial strictures on the number of american officials and persons who have committed crimes against russian citizens and only only part of the law actually bans the adoption of russian children a by american citizens it has been in part inspired by the case of a russian toddler who was adopted by the american family in two thousand and nine and died in their custody several months later after his father left him in a locked in the car in the blistering heat for nine hours the russian lawmakers feel that the american law system does not provide adequate adequate protection for the russian kids and also does not punish those responsible for the deaths of
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russian kids for example do you use father adoptive father walked away with a fine aside from this new law russian lawmakers are also pledging to improve the lives of orphans and also improve foster care situation in russia but this new particular law is seen as a response to the so-called magnitsky act which was adopted in the united states just a couple of weeks ago. which entails a list of russian officials whom the united states believed to be involved in the case. a russian lawyer who was charged with tax evasion put in for livery confinement and then died while in custody now sergei magnitsky is family friends and several few unwise organizations believe the charges against one of these key were trumped up and that he died in custody for. these two acts are seen as the latest developments in the ongoing search for tad's put a diplomatic battle which seems to be going on despite the
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a reset button pushed several years ago. russian studies in history professor steven cohen from new york and princeton university says he's never been any illusions about russia u.s. relations. there's an old russian saying we're friends are also deeds a lot of people in moscow and in washington when they pass the magnitsky act and now the ban on adoption in moscow may have thought they were just talking showing off playing grandstanding politically as we say in america but these words have consequences they have bet they fuel all this new cold war atmosphere which is enveloping the relationship between our two countries it's going to affect american relations with russia regarding afghanistan regarding missile defense regarding syria regarding iran these are very serious matters obama has continued the policy toward moscow begun by president clinton a democrat and continued by president bush
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a republican that policy is advancing nato toward russia's borders building missile defense on russia's borders interfering in russia's internal politics most recently the street demonstrations this is the same policy that began twenty years ago with the soviet union. iran rolling out the big guns in the persian gulf we talk about that soon to undertake a massive navy drills in the strategic strait of hormuz to show the world what it's got if trouble comes calling out for the few minutes plus in our series looking back at pretty well we focus on the year in syria and what it's meant for its people and for the president whose have failed to bring peace to the country. egypt's president morsi has made an attempt to ease political tensions in the country calling on the opposition to engage in dialogue but his offer was met with skepticism since it came shortly after the launch of an investigation into his three top opponents the chief prosecutor citing allegations that opposition leaders including nobel prize winner mohamed el baradei incited their supporters to topple
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morsi earlier this week it was announced a divisive new constitution was approved by over sixty percent of egyptians in a two stage referendum the opposition claims the islamist draft a document in stride and sharia law and only got a yes vote because of fraud plugs the world affairs contributor to britain's guardian newspaper explained why morty doesn't feel secure even after winning this referendum up i think he wants to sort of deflect attention from the economy because the underlying problem paint the biggest we're facing is the economic crisis one of four egyptians are without jobs poverty is on the right he just ended subsidies on fuel which means that the prices of gas and city are going to rocket and so this is a kind of a sort of smokescreen for him and he was very keen to get the opposition tied up in the legal challenges to sort of stop them from focusing on opposing him on the issues where he's very weak and i think also he be worried that you know a sizeable minority thirty six over thirty six percent of people voted against the
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constitution and the fact seems to be that that his support is on the way. and i think that obviously you know i think we can see more protests in the new year. more world news to come from our to moscow hope you can stay with us. what do you see when you look at the scroll perhaps you wonder what bright future she'll have or maybe feel sympathy for her because you see she's in a wheelchair but if you're t.s.a. agent then you see hard core terrorist skull finding a small amount of residue from explosives on the girl's hands she was detained for almost an hour and her tears for mercy did not move the inspectors to allow her mother to be with her as they took her away for further inspection said the t.s.a. agents can put two and two together and realize that people in wheelchairs get all
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sorts of random stuff on their hands because the wheels they push roll along the ground when will these endless tales of bizarre instance of the t.s.a. stop when will they stop worrying about girls in wheelchairs when will they stop searching under a terminally ill woman's bandages and when will they actually catch a terrorist when you kill security feels a lot more like ridiculous tyranny to me but that's just my opinion. wealthy british style not. the time to. market why not. come to. find out what's really happening to the global economy with max cons or for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune into kinds
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a report on our. states president obama pledged to ban certain types of automatic weapons in the wake of the sandy hook massacre. the panic buying public. while they still can't. about two weeks ago actually on this particular wall here. they are four rows down four rows across. with everything going on in politics right now
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with the possible baron and everything everyone is floating in. purchasing right away gun stores all across the u.s. are reporting record sales just two weeks after the tragic shooting at the elementary school in newtown americans are scrambling to buy the same type of weapon that adam lanza used in the connecticut shooting plus high capacity magazines and a lot of them panic buying trigger it out of fear that the white house is out to ban the weapons but this time the words need to lead to action no a r fifteen for this customer all sold out at the store while prices on line have gone through the rules have been going for a thousand and fifteen hundred eight hundred dollars to twenty five hundred three thousand dollars even in some cases it's just the most amazing gun buying spree i've ever seen so many gun retailers now quite cynically refer to feed
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ministrations ben talk as the obama gun stimulus that's how good it's been for their business so how do you go from a president with a tough gun control agenda to someone gun dealers call the greatest gun salesman in america manufacturers of semi-automatic rifles were poured that their market has grown thirty percent over the last four years states like north carolina iowa you have seen a one hundred percent increase in gun sales over the same period in the wake of the tragedy in newtown one of the country's biggest ammunition suppliers said they sold more than three years worth of magazines in just three days although president obama himself has so far failed to act on his pledge to ban assault weapons his words have certainly provoked action just not the type he may have wanted for someone they say is against firearms. doing a great job for us. maybe we should be a third term in order to sell even more weapons many dealers hype up the gone
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apocalypse an aerial of the band the government over someone you need to start not only you started. but many of them don't actually see any drastic changes happening anytime soon after all and it's significant gun control measures an update in the past ultimately clashed with the second amendment of the constitution and were subsequently scrapped. tilley were genia i'm going to check out. the seven american communities gun violence is a part of everyday life as we'll see next hour it's often done of the colors being war which decide who becomes a victim. royal's decades so since tuesday costs from society. to the.
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violent. street. colors matching the national slant they are made in america on. the end of the year in iran is very marked by massive naval drills held in the straits of hormuz one of the world's biggest oil shipping routes warships submarines and jet fighters all taking part with the aim of proving to iran is well equipped to defend its maritime borders but moves come as the west builds up pressure over iran's alleged nuclear program piling on sanctions against the country and more the few months ago that it could block the strait but its navy commander say that's not on the agenda now professor marandi from the university explain why the iranians don't think there's a danger of a military confrontation in the near future. in the sense that western countries are brutal and civilized enough to carry out an attack i think that that's clear to run into the fact that western countries are imposing sanctions on an embargo on it
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on iran they are trying to prevent iran from even importing and exporting medicine and food stuff by blocking the central bank and there are shortages of some medicines right now in iran and people have died so the fact that western countries are willing to kill ordinary people and to make people suffer i think makes it clear that the idea of carrying out an attack on iran is something that they would contemplate if they could but i think on the other hand the iranians believe that western countries are much weaker today than they ever were before the defeat in iraq and afghanistan the set backs in. that israel had in lebanon in gaza make as well the. crisis in europe and north america make it highly unlikely but the iranians have prepared themselves and i think that it has been a took deterrent to war so the i think in general the iranians feel that a military assault on iran aggression would be highly unlikely. that we bring up to
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date on some of those international news a brief gunfire during anti-government protests near the western city of ramadi is left to people wounded it's thought the bodyguards of a sunni official fired the shots there's been more than a week of rallies which of seeing sunni muslim for test against what they see a second person treatment from the shia led government. body of the indian student gang raped on a bus has been cremated now in new delhi earlier hundreds help peaceful candlelit vigils of a couple of the twenty three year old died from injuries in the singapore hospital attack days of riots with protesters demanding more protection for women in the country six suspects are currently being held over so they could face the death penalty if convicted. egypt has allowed a shipment of construction materials to enter gaza from its territory it's the first easing of restrictions since two thousand and seven since militant group hamas came to power in gaza egypt had been allowing israel's import blockade following it palestinian officials say israel is also promising that other building
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materials will now be allowed into gaza nearly seventy percent of the enclaves commercial needs are currently routed through israel. russia says the refusal of syria's key opposition coalition to talk with the government paves the way then for further bloodshed at a meeting of moscow both foreign minister sergei lavrov an international peace envoy lakhdar brahimi said that dialogue is the only way to solve the conflict lover of also reiterated that although russia condemns the methods used by the syrian army in the war it will take no part in regime change is responsible leader of syria is a key rebel group who demanded moscow apologizes for what he described as support for president to set. 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 distorts information so i'll repeat we're ready to
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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 and you can hear more assessment of the syrian crisis and exclusive interview with its own again here in twenty minutes time reporter is here on the ground in syria throughout the year recall the events that shaped the country and twenty twelve to take a look. at the fairly apparent after a massive regional arab spring and in the wake of that the next step the pro-democracy movement and revolution or civil war was out of what was happening in
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syria when you see some politicians there and the media just. cracking down on people who think what about. the politics and diplomacy that are simply too important to ignore. i remember i was a training session of the syrian football team and the coach was very angry with how his players were practicing he was shouting he was swearing from time to time and then i move my head like this just like this and i saw two helicopters flying at very low altitude and firing. and there was a group for rich syrians playing cards. life as usual and just. as me and my colleagues were living in the local t.v. station there was an almost lost a few blocks away most likely terror attack most likely people have been killed and what struck me was the coexistence of those two. reality the reality of death and
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the will to live most interesting interaction for me with our side happened before and after the interview obviously and that's often the case. i ask him if he's afraid. he said no. no i'm not afraid that's a moment whether you believe the person or not and the only reason you know if he's right or wrong is intuitional i think series becoming. iraq it's a country that is totally disempowered. and don't surprise or shock anybody and like in the case of for iraq all this harm was done to syria with the substantial help of the outsiders on the guise of democratic and townships. in britain people were told by leaders there were all of that together when it
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comes to share in the pain of austerity but try telling that the people living in north east england who believes that the region is suffering more than the rest of the u.k. the sort of first discovered they feel the big left to suffer a load amid factory closures and rising unemployment. as he'll saying impressing gays it's grim up north it's a perception of life in some of the nation's other major cities recessions hit the case hard it's been in the northeast where it's being felt particularly acutely trade union leader about scott's furious with the government's decision to close sunderland's rempel a factory it's a government venture that began back in the nine hundred forty s. to provide employment for people with disabilities two weeks before christmas. going to close the package in factories and leaves a very bleak uncertain future for disabled workers cannot stops was laid off from another rempel a factory back in april and she says the government of forcing people out of paid
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jobs and onto a life of welfare. in the week before we left three. jobs . in fact just four people from his old factory found a job it's not the first time the northern workers have felt the firm hand of a conservative government back in the one nine hundred eighty s. in the miners' strike and the margaret thatcher became a symbol of a divided nation this mining village in the living museum in the north east gives us a snapshot of the past three decades since margaret thatcher and her conservative government crushed the miners unions the impact that her policies had on the north east was extreme and long felt and even today there are many people who still have a deep mistrust of the conservative government the conservatives reputation up here
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is one that's hard to shake and it makes it hard for them to get a fair hearing on any plans to regenerate to find out more we decided it was time to pay a visit to number ten i was shocked. on the conservative base. people who live in. the northeast. they don't come from the. areas very often and i think they have a completely different view of how people's lives are but government accused of not understanding the north but isn't that your job to represent the things to be a fair bit of bickering that goes on among northern and. well i mean having an accent in the house of commons you know i've got quite happy about happiness and accent but that sort of you get sneers when you have an accent when you speak in the commons from the government benches so that in itself is just an example of how how the mismatch between the two sides of the government insists it's treating
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grace in the area seriously and his earmarks money for infrastructure projects targeting the northeast in particular but a legacy of let downs has left many northerners less than and see what we're saying is the government this is going auburn this is going on. it's a complete shambles so all in it together or a nation divided one thing seems that with many predicting an increase in unemployment and a triple dip recession for the way the challenges of the year ahead looks set to be testing times for everyone so r.t. sunderland. financial frustration across the atlantic too as the u.s. edges closer to the fiscal cliff the deadline for the deal was barely a day away now with democrats and republicans haggle over tax hikes and spending cuts to come later this hour. also paul ryan gives some ground to the opposition
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slashing the sentences for some jailed activists of the complainers called for the total release later this could trace the roots of the rest of. the sun rises over what seems like and most forest but here in town your reactions cry for hundred kilometers north of light of all stalk as in much of the world it's disappearing at a catastrophic rate. mortgages both illegal and those finding ways to outsmart the system filing down the forests of the 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 forest is enormous and our chances are slim now for now we can stay in our jeep but it's serious.


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