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warplanes carried out strikes inside syria israel's defense ministry refuses to confirm or deny widespread reports its jets carried out the attack on the alleged changing of missiles heading for hezbollah. a trace of terror boston bombing investigators focus on the widow of the killed suspect after discovering a radical islamist material on her computer. the changing face of u.k. politics and new party moved from the margins to claim a stunning result in local elections a leaving of governing conservatives wonder how to win back lost supporters. and happy easter to orthodox believers you are looking at live pictures right now of the traditional night service as it continues in moscow's cathedral of
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a crisis savior with crowds packed inside to celebrate jesus' resurrection these are live pictures you're looking at right now is that it will be more. in broadcasting live from our studios in moscow this is our team sean thomas glad to have you with us warplanes have carried out air strikes inside syria and it is widely reported that they were sent by israel the target was a shipment of alleged advanced missiles heading for lebanon but the israeli defense ministry says it has no knowledge of the anonymous officials who confirmed the attack the second of its kind in less than five months that middle east correspondent policy here has the latest from israel. official is speaking on
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condition of being anonymous because he was not also wise to speak about a secret israeli military operation we had r.t. has been in touch with the israeli foreign ministry but as of yet they are not prepared to publicly confirm at least not to us that such a strike indeed was carried out by the israelis what is interesting is that the strike happened in late thursday into the early hours of friday morning and at that same time the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu called for a late night emergency cabinet meeting now we don't have information as to what was exactly the purpose of the goal of that meeting but it certainly does raise on val's the lebanese are complaining that israel has violated is faces that israel does do this on numerous occasions and has been doing it recently with quite a bit of consistency as well in the past has said that it will pull out all the stops to make sure that there is no transfer of weapons to his been of course the israeli concern is that hizbollah would use any kind of weapons against the jewish
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state the second time this year that israel has carried out a strike inside syria you remember the first was back in january when israeli fighter jets targeted a sophisticated convoy of missiles that israel believes were on their way to has been that israel and syria share a common border you have the disputed golan heights which israel occupied from syria back in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven and in recent weeks we've witnessed a flare up in violence and intensions along that border. suggest israel is expanding its military activity over there country officials say israeli military aircraft to have penetrated the nation's areas brace and flown over several areas in violation of a un security council resolution but they insisted the flights would do nothing to ensure israel's security is proper to freelance journalist months or he says recent events only added to the tension in the region while israeli planes are constantly carrying out flights over lebanon usually they coincide precede or follow
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a military ground operation or these are surveillance flights to israeli jets violated the airspace above the syria lebanon border and headed north for four consecutive days the israeli air force has been carrying out intensive flights over southern regions for the first time several planes carried out simulated attacks on several areas anyway tension is growing this is shown by the intensity of israeli jets flying over lebanon and especially in recent days. israel has drawn a red line of its own according to officials and will not let go let the game changing weapons or reach lebanon's hezbollah at any cost conn hallinan contributing editor for u.s. think tank foreign policy in focus believes it's unlikely the embattled syrian government would have a risk to provoking an israeli attack. i think the idea that the syrian government would be shipping arms to has billa in the midst of
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a civil war or to be a very dubious kind of project i don't i don't see what the logic of that is i think the israelis are intervening at this point the u.s. is is thinking of intervening because they don't think things are going. exactly the way that the insurgency wants them to go the israelis can pretty much a strike as they will in syria what the effect of that is on the wider arab world i think is the key question here and the israelis may find that while they're able to basically strike it will again syria that also means that it places a very different view so to speak of the civil war in syria and i think at
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this point the syrians are going to not going to do anything physically but i think they are going to say politically that the israelis are attempting to overthrow the assad government and therefore anybody who supports the overthrow of the also government is in alignment with tel aviv and that may be a pretty hard sell for israel. law enforcement officials investigating the boston marathon bombings have turned their focus to the widow of one of the suspects radical islamic material was discovered on a computer belonging to the american life of tom nails who was killed when police tried to capture him artie's lucie county office more. katherine russell she's a twenty four year old widow of tamerlan and she's been under investigation basically since the identities of the boston bombers were revealed she initially came under scrutiny when authorities discovered female d.n.a. on a piece of a pressure cooker that was used to construct a homemade explosive material she submitted her fingerprints and d.n.a.
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and authorities say they did not match the sample on the explosives that were found however investigators have also been probing her computer materials and what it turns now now is that authorities have discovered al qaeda is inspire magazine and other so-called radical islamic literature on the computer now the key question is whether this material actually belonged to her or whether it was downloaded by her husband or somebody else so that is the key question that investigators are looking into at the moment if we actually begin with katherine russell i mean she grew up in rhode island the christian daughter of an emergency room doctor and a nurse sort of the epitome of the all-american girl before she met in fact she graduated high school in two thousand and seven and according to one magazine report her yearbook quote had mentioned that she wanted to grow up and join the peace corps people who knew her said the girl with a passion for learning and traveled and really radically transformed since meetings are not she ended up becoming a college dropout she married him converted to islam and stayed at home and took
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care of the children the same could be said of himself actually there was an interesting interview with an ex-girlfriend of his who said that the man she met and dated in two thousand and six had transformed from a pot smoking party boy to an anti american islam minister jihadi essentially that is how she described him it's unclear what prompted the transformation in case but we do know that much of his radicalization officials believe was inspired by al qaeda in the arabian peninsula there's reports that he has watched sermons by the american born cleric anwar all blocky and according to news reports sources of actually refer to inspire magazine as one of the materials found under the possession of. it's known to have published a bomb making guide and investigators have also uncovered other evidence of sort of radical material. they have been labeled the clowns and the loonies but now they've picked up a quarter of the vote in british local elections the euro skeptic u.k. independence party
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a former outsider as grab one hundred forty seven seats in local councils and surprise increase from just eight they even came in second in one by election pushing the conservatives into third place prime minister david cameron that reached out to u.k. which he once called a bunch of fruitcakes now saying it's no good insulting them and trying to tempt voters back into the benefit from your kids recent popularity he demanded to referendums on europe with the first next spring in cameron upcoming speech outlining the government's legislative plans will focus on the main issues of you caps program e.u. membership and immigration my colleague bill dodd asked the deputy leader of the u.k. independence party paul not all whether they are getting worried. david cameron is committed to the european union we know that because he said if there is a that friends and he will campaign to stay in and if you're members of the european union you can't control your own borders so we have
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a problem in this country where we have twenty two percent youth unemployment a million kids in britain who are going to weigh every day and what about open borders or to twenty nine million remaining in a bulgarians when restrictions fall on january the first income earners are that is not a good can do about that so quite frankly we're not worried that he's going to his time can out because he simply can't see how you're going to gain momentum now because surely most governments at the time of these midterm elections always lose popularity you've got to keep the momentum up now but really to aim for part of parliament now is that that's is that really realistic for you keep it it's early stages well i think we will take a seat in the house of commons if not two seats before the general election in two thousand and fifteen if we continue on our. project tree in byelection zameen we are finishing seconds and a lot of by elections now particularly in the north of england and i think that we can eventually take a seat in a byelection but let's not forget that
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a big elections next year the european elections take place in june two thousand and fifteen these are the elections that we will win i genuinely believe we will send more only peace but so brochures than any other party and then in two thousand and fifteen ukip will be standing in every single constituency and we will be putting up a good fight if we enter the election on double digits ahead of the liberal democrats we have leadership debates in this country and will be on those leadership debates and he would wipe the floor with clegg cameron and mania will start just finally back to immigration policy people do perceive you as racists how are you going to overcome that challenge just briefly well quickly we have a blanket ban on anybody who's been a member of a political party ever joining you that has nothing racist about discussing immigration and wanting british jobs for british workers criticism over the
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domestic use of drones in the us is mounting while demand for them is skyrocketing the federal aviation administration predicts some one hundred thousand commercial unmanned aircraft will be over american skies within the next five years and it's. been fighting out building and operating the drones is becoming a coveted profession for many. unmanned aerial vehicles better known as drones are not only in the skies but might be taught at a college near you at least three u.s. schools offer bachelor degrees in engineering and flying u a v's dozens more offer drone one zero one courses and classes. through the university of north dakota kicked off its four year program in two thousand and nine with just five students that number is now at one hundred twenty they've elected to major in unmanned aircraft systems and i believe the reason is that they see that as an opportunity for growth it's an emerging technology embry riddle aeronautical university in florida began training u.a.b.
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pilots and operators in two thousand and eleven and expects the number of graduates to reach the hundreds in the next several years and becoming and they use are becoming more prevalent in pretty much any time region you can imagine the increased interest in the drone industry is largely fueled by post-grad starting salaries that are much higher than those for pilots flying planes or helicopters or an economy that's hasn't recovered ok so people see opportunities for jobs wherever there's money to be had of course but the problem is that universities are supposed to do something more than serve the military industrial complex. to widespread debate drones are notoriously used as weapons and u.s. wars abroad the one that's under heavy scrutiny right now is that i mean aircraft are in the past been used by the military therefore the logical leap is that i'm an aircraft we use militaristically in the united states the federal aviation administration says that ten thousand commercial drones could be used over u.s. skies within five years for surveillance and other purposes while controversy
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surrounding them is that a piece how dare day even talk about drones on a domestic there are many many cities in the country that have already got rights to use these drones and they will be using them so without the laws that protect our privacy we do. not how they're going to be used most people teaching and studying to programs insist their use is much more varied than for military purposes abroad and surveillance at home i think. where that when we would all border security meteorological and environmental surveillance such as sending a drone into a hurricane without having to worry about the pilots are among the applications most commonly praised and you. still the most common association with drones at home is law enforcement and it's this aspect that's making americans very uncomfortable obviously there's going to be some regulations that are going to have to be put in place so that people don't run around or at least you know police or
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whoever doesn't just have the ability to run around and you know go unchecked looking at you know having a ever watchful eye over the public but i don't think that will it will be a deterrent or so it'll be a challenge to make sure that you know people are happy with the implementation of their graft into the national airspace system officials are yet to convince americans that there are more pros than cons to drones flying over u.s. soil it's time to say wait a minute hold up let's not move forward in this area without understanding where we're going and that's the problem here that's the danger the association for unmanned vehicle systems international estimates the number of american jobs in the industry will grow to over twenty three thousand over the next fifteen years. and. new york. christ is risen he isn't risen indeed that's what orthodox christians are chanting now in russia with millions are celebrating easter in church services
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after the break we'll bring you reaction from at the vigil. they all see themselves as dying swans in their dreams. but only one in the cells and will ever make it to the top. they're ready to give their lives for the chance to die on stage if only once. not even broken wings could determine. for generations at the madrid ski theater ballet sweat and tears on o.t. . are going. well. science technology innovation all the list of elements from
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around russia we've got the future covered. man live from moscow this is r t welcome back the candles are lit at russia's main christ the savior cathedral and this year's solemn easter service is unwrapping throughout the orthodox world thousands of believers are gathered for the vigil it's one of orthodox christianity his most important services and marks of the resurrection of jesus christ our cheeseman in a culture known now joins us live across the savior cathedral now medina it certainly is a holy night for believers what is happening there right now. price
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is reason as the phrase our two dogs greet each other with us the celebration unfolds now early on sunday the holy fire appeared in the cathedral in jerusalem and there waited for it to minutes before it was lit and sometimes it might take up for up to several hours beyond the whole the file was brought to russia and it landed in moscow's new court year court and was then to be read to the christ the savior cathedral that's where it be a main easter service was taking place and it is really bill landmark are the dogs if you will in the country to some of us began a shortie before midnight on saturday prince to unbelievers folding condos and carrying ones around the kids these are all right on true midnight glory flying the resurrection of jesus christ and that special night service lasted for several hours and answers well into the early hours of sunday it was also attended by the
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russian president putin in the prime minister. you need to be made to be a different rudy despite what a bad weather this day as it was pouring throughout the poor thing with the rays for all it's saturday is still hundreds of people came here to this special night service now easter is preceded by quite a long period of fasting abstain from meats fish and products for forty eight days we stayed in praying on this special night service is then followed by the easter sunday that's when given each other to be prepared and also special russian easter bread which is called it is really a very special moment and a special day that connects millions of ourselves believers around the globe as they celebrate the most important day in the arts adox calendar all right
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appreciate you being there for us medina archies correspondent at moscow's cathedral of christ and savior thanks for being with us. the editor of the russian orthodox church magazine explains why easter is the most important orthodox celebration of the year. the service is the one of the strongest evidence is that christ is risen and brought us to everlasting life the easter service consists of three main parts on the mountains which is the service after follows the easter procession around the church people are coming to venerate the resurrected christ and to sort of. joyfully see. to him. and of course the right place to do it is the church so that's that's why
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people are gathering of the church many people couldn't just physically and to the church because there isn't enough room there are limits is only the space that the churches have now take a swing around the globe to look at some more news in brief this hour seven u.s. service members have been killed in two separate attacks in afghanistan a roadside bomb killed five men in the southern province of kandahar two other american troops have been killed during an insider attack by a rogue afghan soldier in the country's western helmand province this comes just hours after president hamid karzai asked the taliban to stop destroying the country and help defend it against what he calls foreign plots. three people have been killed and dozens injured after two blasts went off within minutes of each other near an election office of a pakistani a liberal political party in karate the taliban claimed responsibility for the
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attack militants earlier promised to target three secular political parties ahead of the general elections in a week's time more than seventy people have been killed in the ongoing insurgent attacks in the run up to that may eleventh poll vote is expected to mark the first ever democratic transition of power in pakistan. in hungary hundreds of far right protesters rallied on budapest's martyrs square a day before the world jewish congress opens in the country judges came under fire for authorizing what is widely seen as an anti-semitic protest for the victims of zionism in a country with the largest jewish community in europe it was organized by the jo'burg party who ran a campaign called hungry for one variants in two thousand and nine. in tripoli government supporters have clashed with demonstrating that militia members who were demanding khadafi era officials be ousted from the government last
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week armed men latest siege to the country's foreign and justice ministries calling for a purge of the old regime members violence and instability are once again threatening the country two years after a nato led intervention and the overthrow of colonel gadhafi. the e.u. is facing another year of recession and a job losses the unemployment rate across the eurozone is expected to rise over twelve percent this year peaking at twenty seven percent in heavily indebted greece and in their search for work many are forced from big cities into the countryside archies dumbarton went to hear their stories. the young man and the sea theodorus is in his forty's but while he used to make his living at a newspaper in greece his second city thessalonica he's now returned to his roots on the northern greek coast this is theodorus is fresh fish shop he took it over when his uncle retired two years ago and now clear doris is making
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a go of it himself far away from the big city his decision is part of a trend greeks unable to make ends meet in the cities looking to areas with smaller economies and costs. the company i work for cut our salaries so i decided to come here to find a better life for my children and me costers also gave up a life in athens to open a guest house in the hills of northern greece the life of a city advertising manager was good he says but people should think before writing off the world outside greece and that there you go there are many opportunities for you to make your life better in a small town rather than in athens and a potential reverse brain drain from cities back to the regions could hold hidden benefits being educated and here with the experience of living work in the areas and all the experience of the bunny gives living in the city lives i mean these are
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these people be. my pill to do the countryside to develop not that everyone relishes the prospect. demetrius moved away when he was eighteen and is now a freshly out of work t.v. director he finds adjusting to life back here difficult he wanted to stay in the capital you know if. i was forced to come back here because of the high rates of unemployment in athens it was a matter of survival for me for these three greeks asked for increasing multitudes of others this move choice or not is a part of the way from unsustainable living in cities hit by economic crisis here at least if they have little else new arrivals or old home comers have the scenery of the sea tom bottom r.t. st petersburg is experiencing a renaissance as an international cultural capital by breathing new life into the renowned marine ski theatre which has now got a modern high tech twin
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a spectacular opening of the new venue silenced critics of the modernist building and kicked off a series of lavish events artes to bang about say was their. standing just outside the marines he is here to day to just live or come out here in st petersburg the theater of was an open door for the public after ten years of waiting to get a seat in that there's a wonderful auditorium as well as see a piece of the theater now of course without all the critics say luring about we wanted to find out what of the people themselves or thought yeah yeah especially that you know i'm waiting for something you know building is beautiful but this one is going to be so sunny that's why i'm looking forward to something magical. i wish despite all the technical novelties of the new stage some of the directors kept the original staging of the classical performances were surprising us with innovations and new productions leave the classic pieces as they are.
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to see where your commission is to. first of all i hope to see the ballet which is a jewel itself as well as the technical abilities of the new stage the conductor and the performers this is an amazing event in the lives of citizens of st petersburg the program appear to date to consisted of the marines a ballet company the company is actually split into three parts the rubies and the diamonds as well as the emeralds and now the company wanted to stage a mixture of a piece of bytes a kosky servin ski and a four way to make sure that they called the jewel it was a performance that stunned everybody which had everybody on their feet applauding with critics a silencer there's no doubt of that there's a new mariinsky theater to space all become the emblem of st petersburg
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or coming up after the break our two delves into the beautiful but brutal world of ballerina training it's a blood sweat and ballet in just a couple minutes right here on alt. most people in the western world would agree that having laws that officially create second class citizens is totally unacceptable we can look at the way jews were treated in nazi germany or blackstar in apartheid in south africa and the slavery jim crow errors in the usa as examples of legally dividing society by necessity i think most people want their modern sensibilities would find these practices to be bob baer american backwards but my question is that why is there to this day officially sanctioned second class citizens in certain e.u. countries or to be more accurate i should say non-citizen residents of the two
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million people in latvia around three hundred thousand of them are considered non-citizen residents who can neither vote nor hold public office these non-citizens are russian speakers of various ethnic backgrounds whose children also by birth bearer of the non-citizen status not happy being on the bad side of apartheid the non-citizens have logically decided to vote for their own parliament because they can't elect or participate in the left field what even if the parliament has no power whatsoever it will be their chance to shine light on the issue which the mainstream media has been keeping quiet for years you know you'd think that people would be outraged over segregation but what happens to russians and russian speakers is just not cool or hip or trendy or convenient enough for the mainstream media to take notice but that's just my opinion.


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