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the moscow plane crash claims another fatality five people have now died after the passenger jet they were on slammed into a busy highway after overshooting the runway three survivors remain in critical condition. we and i witness it describes the to our t. how he helped rescue a wounded woman from the crash airliner as he drove past the scene of the accident . and our look at the week's other main news president putin signed into law a ban on americans adopting russian children but it's dividing public opinion in russia even though the authorities insist it is aimed at the flawed adoption system in the us. a. new constitution
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which sparked weeks of protests is officially adopted but matters are far from settled in position leaders now under investigation for allegedly plotting to topple islam us president. broadcasting live from our studios in central moscow this is r.t. certainly glad to have you with us. five people have now died as a result of the plane crash when a passenger jet overshot the runway ad one of russia's the busiest airports one of the wounded flight attendants died of her injuries in the hospital on sunday the two blood to a four airliner crashed through a fence into the side of a major highway breaking into three parts all eight people on board were crew members the crash happened ten kilometers from the city this is a video taken by a motorist dashboard camera which captured the moment of impact.
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for those on the highway at the time a lucky escape but an incident which clearly left them shot earlier my colleague gary johnston talks to a witness who stopped his car and got out to help the injured including the flight attendant who has since died in the hospital he explained to us how he found her and shared some of the dramatic video he shot. her 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 than two years. we followed the blood trail looking for her and finally found her further down the cabin we carried her out and tried to get her to the highway she had some very bad thing and head injuries and both the legs were broken . hurting from the jet fuel that had come out she was in
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a really bad shape but still conscious. did she same thing at all. she kept saying that your eyes and legs were hurting and i was asking to be put on the ground she was in the shock and disoriented they were only four or five people who volunteered to help together with me others were too scared to go near the planes as the engine was in fire and they couldn't put it out for twenty minutes so we were the only ones to give some help. as we mentioned is a crash has now claimed the lives of five people who were on board the other three are still in critical condition now investigators are trying to fathom why the tuple of two of four careened off the runway it is a relatively new type of aircraft which had never before been involved in a deadly crash. outlines just how the tragedy happened step by step the twenty ninth of december the last working day of two thousand and twelve in russia . businesses closed all those forgotten until the next families friends employees
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jump into their cars and escape the busy capital. highway heads to the west a region where most of the luxury states and country houses are located traffic jams are common well this time with this time of the year but want to lock the road is almost empty. passengers come out of the car to see what the sound was a big step to see anything but not this. just minutes before that at two can have to call for flight number ninety six and it begins lend of the look i've heard the first time that is unsuccessful the plane makes a wrong though with the airport and begins to send in for a second time when they start the played touches down but can stall the experienced
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crew at that moment very slightly nose already they will not make it the jets reaches the end of the runway rams into the friends but still continues moving it finally stops after overrunning the asteroid by four hundred meters the plane breaks into three parts of tail is lying over there the whole year the road people can easily see it's number or a six four zero four seven the middle pod just bought of meters away the cockpit already partially damaged after the crash with the friends fall right at the edge of the highway it's a miracle indeed the road is empty at that time this is a ten lane highway the wreckage is only on one of the lanes of traffic continues on at least three here even after the tragedy there is sassing by flood zone to see what happened they notice and then playing with fire on the road the very road they usually drive every friday and everybody thinks at that moment who are thieves i'd
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have come minutes earlier or was eve i have been on that airplane people come out of their cars and try to help out. in the cockpit however the exact. weather conditions technical failure and pilot error are among the investigators main causes of the use it in but most likely a combination of reasons behind a fatal crash however a plane he chain a busy highway in one of europe's biggest cities could have left a much more devastating trail of destruction. more pictures and eyewitness accounts from the scene of the accident on our website where you can also find out more about the plane itself that's at our t. dot com. from new year's day the adoption of russian children by u.s. citizens will no longer be possible after president putin signed the measure into law it's a tit for tat response for america's sanctions against russian officials which it
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sees as human rights violators it in english guy has more on the diplomatic spat. you have to understand that the law the so-called denton magnitsky law actually deals primarily a with imposing travel and financial strictures on the number of american officials and persons who have committed crimes against russian citizens and only part of the law actually bans the adoption of russian children a by american citizens it has been in part inspired of by the case of the made out to live 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 us through 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 russian kids for example do you think of his father adoptive father walked away
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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 there is a which entails a list of russian officials whom the united states believed to be involved in the case of ciggy magnitsky a russian lawyer who was charged with the tax evasion put in preliminary cunt fireman's and then died while in custody now so game against his family friends and several few unwise organizations believe the charges against one of these two were trumped up and that he died in custody from. these two acts are seen as the latest developments in the ongoing a tit for tat split diplomatic battle which seems to be going on that despite the a reset button push several years ago russian studies in history professor steven
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cohen from new york and princeton university's says he's never been under 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 or playing with 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 a republican that policy is advancing nato toward russia's borders building missile
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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's a rolling out the big guns in the persian gulf. tehran undertakes massive navy drills in the strategic strait of hormuz to show the world what it's got if trouble comes a call and as we report after the short break. a
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ritual and tickets in imperial russia. the tradition of staging bowls is being revived in our time. but these parties will. sub. i
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demand satisfaction. and recapping the week's top stories for a final time in two thousand and twelve this is r t live from moscow glad to have you with us egypt's president morsi has made in attempts 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 is citing allegations that opposition leaders including nobel prize winner mohamed el baradei incited their supporters to topple morsi earlier this week it was announced of the divisive new constitution was approved but since then a two stage referendum the opposition claims that the islam is to draft a document in shrines shari'a law and only got a yes vote because of fraud on your part clark
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a world affairs contributor for britain's guardian newspaper explained to us why morsi doesn't feel secure even after winning the referendum. i think he wants to sort of deflect attention from the economy because the underlying problem paint the biggest interface in egypt is the economic crisis one of four egyptians are without jobs poverty is on the rise and the subsidies on fuel which means that the prices of gas and shippers it is going to rock it and so this is a kind of a sort of smokescreen for him and he i think each breaking to get tied up in these the legal challenges to sort of stop them from focusing on opposing him on the shoot where he's he's very weak and i think also he be worried that you know a sizable minority thirty six over thirty six percent of people voted against the constitution and the fact seems to be that that he said is on the wane. and i think that obviously you know. u.k. officials propose a new way of tackling obesity the country's serious plague with more than sixty
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percent of adults being add risk of developing cancer diabetes and heart disease are due to being overweight the national health service says its medical staff of over half are obese and should set an example. and it's a case of another day another scandal as twelve million euros go missing from greece's tourist industry just when the country needs of the most we report on who's to blame at our to dot com. the end of the year in iran is being marked by massive naval drills held in the strait of hormuz and one of the world's busiest oil shipping routes submarines warships and jet fighters are taking part with the aim of proving tehran is well equipped to defend its maritime borders the maneuvers that come as the west builds
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up pressure over iran's nuclear program piling on sanctions against the country iran warned a few months ago that it could have blocked the strait but its navy commanders say that's not on the agenda now professor side mohammad marandi from tehran university explains why the iranians don't think there's any danger of a military confrontation in the near future. in the sense that western countries are brutal and uncivilized enough to carry out an attack i think that that's clear to iran in the fact that western countries are imposing sanctions and bargo on on iran they're trying to prevent iran from even importing and exporting medicine and food stuff by bach ing the central bank and there are shortages of some medicines right now in iran and people die so the fact that the western countries are willing to kill ordinary people and to make people suffer i think my. it's clear that the idea of carrying out an attack on iran is something that they would contemplate if
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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 setbacks in. that israel had in lebanon and gaza make as well as the economic crisis in europe and north america make it highly unlikely but the iranians have prepared themselves and i think that itself has been it took deterrent to war so the i think in general the iranians feel that a military assault on iran aggression would be highly unlikely. and while the so-called fiscal cliff deadline hangs heavy there is still no deal inside between the firmly entrenched republicans and democrats millions of americans stand to see their taxes go up dramatically on new year's day but the sticking points holding up negotiations are the rates for the rich republicans i would take to any deal that would see those taxes rise while the democrats insist the wealthy couldn't pay
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a little more charming mcgrath founder of why the way the news says it's ironic that the us is main parties have difficulty reaching a deal on policies to aid the nation's poor but have little trouble agreeing on the defense budget. when the cameras are own you know they're on the red team they're coming out they're saying it's the welfare of all that's a people on food stamps or the people in extended unemployment benefits if they're on the blue team they're coming out and trying to get their base fired up that it's all about corporate interests and this is why we can't come up video but isn't it amazing when the cameras are off and it's time to pass a trillion dollar nearly trillion dollar defense bill they have no problem whatsoever coming to coming together and holding hands with that kind of a deal together since two thousand and one namely we've been covering this nation by proxy the world by crisis and it doesn't matter who gets hurt who's good gets left by the wayside as long as a special interest is served so long as it's always under the shadow of crisis they will act on the when it has to do with acting in behalf of the people of this
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nation it seems like the people always take a back seat. fighting between the syrian army and opposition forces intensified in damascus on sunday rebels claim they fired shells at the presidential palace meanwhile russia says the refusal of syria's key opposition coalition to talk with the government only paves the way for future bloodshed at a meeting in moscow both the foreign minister sergei lavrov and international peace envoy lakhdar brahimi said that dialogue is the only way to resolve the conflict lavrov also reiterated the the. although russia condemns the methods used by the syrian army in the war it will take no part in a regime change is responsive to the leader of syria's u.k. rebel group who demanded moscow apologize for what he described for president. it's an emotional response i understand that mr had tb is probably not very experienced in politics but he's looking to be a serious politician it is in his interest to hear our position from us and not
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from the media that sometimes distorts information just list 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 is russia could play a role in the country's tragedy they should meet our representatives with their conditions or shall notice saying with syria now as our reporters who are on the ground throughout the year would call the events that shaped the country in two thousand and twelve. it became fairly apparent after a massive regional arab spring and in the wake of that the next type of
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a pro-democracy movement and a revolution or civil war was not what was happening in syria when you feed some politicians there and the media circus is just. cracking down on people who think what about the other guy on top of the politics and diplomacy there are facts 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 practice and he was shouting he was swearing from time to time and then i moved my head like this just like this and i saw two helicopters flying at very low altitude and firing we were at each other's hotel restaurant close to us there was a group for rich syrians playing cards from smoking and living life as usual and just before that as me and my colleagues were live 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 you was the coexistence of those two. realises the reality of death and
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the results of a lot of the most interesting interaction for me with assad happened before and after the interview obviously and that it's often the case. i asked him if he's afraid. he said no. he said no i'm not afraid that's a moment when the you believe the person or not and the only reason you know if he's right or wrong is intuitional i think series becoming the next iraq it's a country that is totally disempowered. don't surprise anybody and like in the case of iraq this harm was done to syria and the substantial help of the outsiders on the guise of democratic and. some more world news in brief for you this hour u.s.
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secretary of state hillary clinton has been admitted to a new york hospital after doctors discovered a blood clot during a medical exam earlier this month clinton sustained a concussion after fainting she will remain in the hospital for the next forty eight hours as doctors monitor her treatment. gunfire during anti-government protests near the central iraqi city of ramadi has left two people wounded bodyguards for the iraqi deputy prime minister fired the shot several reports saying he was hit in the face with a bomb or was he gave a speech during the rally there have been more than a week of demonstrations which have seen sunni muslims protest against what they consider as second class treatment from the shia led government. u.n. secretary general ban ki moon has urged india's authorities to take action to protect women after a twenty three year old student died after being gang raped body was cremated in new delhi the attack sparked a days of riots with protesters demanding harsher penalties for acts of violence
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against women six suspects are currently being held over the assault they could face the death penalty if convicted. a landslide in central colombia has killed five people entrapped at least twenty on the highway near the city of new eva according to officials six cars are still buried under mud and rocks the rescue operation is underway with over three hundred emergency workers at the scene and six people saved so far. dozens of jailed activists in bahrain who took part in anti-government protests have had their sentences reduced but the opposition is it keeping up the pressure repeating its demands for the immediate release of all political prisoners he spoke to some of the activists behind about what the lies behind the unrest. oh lovely. for democracy in middle eastern north african states while denouncing government sponsored violence leaders of the west were vocally critical from our graphic has lost legitimacy to lead and he must
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leave out a very clear message president which is it is time for him to go but when scenes of violent clashes between riot police and reform complain risk came from bahrain the definition of democracy shifted and rhetoric softened. in the summer of the us state department came up with a statement expressing its concerns over the human rights situation and alleged torture in bahrain this was only several months after washington had restarted weapons sales to this gulf state dissenters in bahrain have been directing anger at their government for months with no stop arming the killers is a message they are more often the same to the west some of the in bahrain blood is worthless and the libyan blood is more important it's just critical a stand so he had youssif often travels to europe to direct attention to what he believes to be brutal repression in his country and he and others like him have
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managed to alert human rights organizations but that's as far as it goes they go. clinton made a statement about the. situation in bahrain and this. one protester was killed you know and show you that there is no impact on the ground we are a victim and then because we live in a country they condemn the violence committed by the bahraini government against the peaceful to put this out and beheading but that is still continuing for decades bahrain has been one of washington's closest allies in the gulf its naval base houses the u.s. fifth fleet and six thousand troops seemingly irreversible decision made decades ago despite the growing anti-american mood among some of bahrain's neighbors anything happens. the bushehr plant or any of the other plants that there are allegations of a nuclear weapon being built we are very close to all of those sites and we have to make the right decision in preventing any kind of catastrophe coming here we are or
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are not capable of doing that and that's why we turn to our friends and allies and officials firmly deny that washington plays a decisive role in preventing any revolution happening in bahrain but even the bahraini government's information minister suggests the us main fact be playing a double game. i think the iranian opposition is a key ally of the u.s. leader of the opposition and the terrorist members of the opposition have close ties with foreign embassies in bahrain we can leak some of the old many documents proving it if this is true then washington sitting comfortably it can quickly switch sides but for now the opposition in bahrain is left to wonder as to why calls to support democracy from some are less worthy of attention than others like see russia ski r.t. reporting from the kingdom of bahrain well that does it for me but my colleague andrew farmer will be here in about thirty minutes time with
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a full look at your news but first after the break margie heads to russia's top bar for a glimpse into the nation's high culture. a ritual and etiquette in imperial russia. the tradition of staging bowls is being revived in our time. but the parties will. suck. i demand satisfaction.
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he survived war atrocities. to make a final decision. has changed his life and the world around him. by giving up. hope. and love to so many children. nikolai the miracle worker on t.v. .
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more news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. giant corporations are the day. approaching the tasha he held out his arm to grasp her waist before he had completed his invitation he asked her to waltz the tremulous expression on the task 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 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 couple to enter the circle.


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