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i know what's really happening to the global economy with. no holds barred look at the global financial headlines kaiser reports. victims of a suicide bus bombing an attack that took the lives of six people with witnesses describing a scene of carnage we report from volgograd. and that of the career of the center. also on the program for you death from the skies. explain why these people have been killed the international. drone war in pakistan
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condemning the regular civilian casualties as nothing short of war crimes. in one of the richest countries of the world. are in danger of being left in the cold as the charity is protecting them with closure. the world's news live from moscow with me rule reese who show you from the entire newsroom here welcome to the program three days of mourning have been declared in the russian city of volgograd after a suicide bombing aboard a packed bus witnesses described a nightmarish scene of body parts and bloodied survivors left in shock unable to understand what just happened earlier in the program i spoke with. she's in volgograd for us and she told me of the horrifying injuries. the city itself is on
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a heightened state of alert right now with investigators still on the scene combing the scene and the bus that remains standing behind me for clues to put this piece of this pieces of the puzzle together now at the scene here six people lost their lives forty three were injured many of them very critically injured local hospitals were inundated with very severe injuries witnesses say it just looks like a war zone severed limbs and severe burns everywhere they looked many of these people were sent to moscow for more intensive treatment investigators arrived with the first light of day and they're now actually breaking through rubble on the side of the of the bus to see if they can find anything that would give them more clues as to what happened and why the loved ones are demanding on says this point do we know exactly what happened on the bus well an investigator has told r.t. that if women boarded the bus yesterday afternoon and that an explosion then took
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place at the back of the box first call came into emergency at around him local time and at the scene be fragments of an explosive device by putting a grenade t.n.t. and shrapnel was found but we found a witness who happened upon it just moments after the blast took place let's listen to what he's got to say. there were many ambulances and police around people getting out from the coast to help they were pulling people out of the bus giving the water sharing their first aid kits what shocks me is that there was one woman still inside the bus sat all covered in blood and i couldn't tell whether she was dead or like the bus route starts at the city's heart center and also pulses near the university so the bus was full of home patients and students one of the theories it's been going around is the possibility this attack may have been intended for moscow if you heard anything about that. that's right in fact
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investigators tell us that the woman responsible most likely for this bombing is thirty year old from dagestan her name. apparently she was meant to be headed to. waiting for her the two men are actually wanted when terrorist attacks in dagestan may have twenty another man who was suspected to be on his way to moscow to help carry out the attack. reportedly went missing in two thousand and twelve his parents went on russian television searching for him obviously now he is running from the police in this case and here it all to you we spoke to alexander an expert on international terrorism and a visiting lecturer at several u.s. universities he says terrorism of this sort is not a regional issue rather it's a global concern. i can tell you that you know we're dealing with this
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kind of a terrorist international channel divide what's happening in america in boston or nickel a home a city in the ninety five well we cannot separate it from what has just happened in the mall to get out all from what happened in there all the just several weeks ago we are in the same boat and this is very unfortunate and we need to deal with it this is something you know about happens on the kind of irregular basis this is not the first time this is not the last time but once again way in the same boat and unlike just several years that you went ahead with school and you know this expression one person's terrorist is another person's freedom fighter i can see now that no matter what if somebody is added to the russians the russian government will have a terrorist attacks in russia this is a terrorist attack not just against the russian people it's against it this is a terrorist attack against everybody and on the hour every hour web teams
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collecting and publishing all the latest for you on this terror attack in volgograd for extensive background including how those behind it raise their finances get the details right now on our website. still to come here on the program just a bit later international alert as teenage sisters from norway head for syria they could soon join the growing number of european muslims fighting alongside the rebels there it's part of a wiring trend in the e.u. mr concern about what happens when they come. amnesty international is accusing the u.s. of committing war crimes through its drone program in pakistan a report a report from the human rights organization lists recent incidents and says there's almost a complete absence of transparency and the activists are challenging the obama administration to prove that it has a federally invest. all cases are unlawful killings although they could be an awful
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lot to look out for example here on r.t. let's show you the program began in two thousand and four under the bush administration though two thousand and six was the deadliest year in his presidency almost one hundred civilians killed there since two thousand and eight the use of drone strikes in pakistan has escalated reaching a peak when barack obama was sworn in in two thousand and nine hundred sixty two victims there they were considered not to be militants now the next twelve months of obama's administration saw record number of strikes that's one hundred twenty two and the program continues to take the lives of many innocent people so ultimately we can now see the lion's share of the drone strikes were indeed carried out by the obama administration around one thousand civilians have been killed that includes two hundred children the total number of deaths now is totaling more than three thousand people let's get some more details on here of this now on the program on r t with our correspondent catherine off. the predator drone remotely
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controlled and heavily armed it's the weapon of choice in the cia's undeclared war in pakistan that's where the u.s. is believed to have launched more than three hundred strikes since two thousand and four the target suspected taliban and al qaeda militants the white house says better drones then boots on the ground and justifies the covert program as both affective and legal america does not take strikes to punish individuals we act against terrorists who pose a continuing an imminent threat to the american people not so according to amnesty international in a damning new report the human rights group warns u.s. drone strikes could amount to war crimes documents recent killings in pakistan's northwest tribal areas and the lack of transparency surrounding drones this is a secret program in fact in our case we've found at least in some cases they've clearly killed civilians and some of these cases might be war crimes that really
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concerns us one such case is that of sixty eight year old man nama bibi killed by a u.s. drone last october she was picking vegetables with her grandchildren when that attacks took place a double strike the children miraculously survived. first it was so then i heard that. the first hit us and the second hit my cousin. but her grandmother's body was pulverized leaves missile fragments are all that remain amnesty documents other such cases but its main point the need for transparency and accountability the u.s. must explain why these people have been killed people who are clearly civilians must provide justice to these people compensation it must investigate those responsible for those killings the u.s. continues to give very little public information about the drone program but it will face more international pressure later this. friday the u.n. general assembly will be debating the use of remotely piloted aircraft now in
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a separate report a un investigation looked at thirty three drone strikes around the world not just in pakistan that violated international humanitarian law and also resulted in hundreds of civilian casualties that report also calling for more transparency and accountability from the united states reporting from moscow i'm lucy catherine of well the u.s. won't be shooting itself in the foot with some sort of investigation that's according to phyllis bennis with the institute for policy studies so now she wants an international probe into america's ongoing drone activity so the u.s. has a consistent position in refusing to allow its highest officials whether political or military officials to be held accountable for the consequences of wars that are themselves fundamentally violations of international law international law in the united states unfortunately is too often only applied to other countries and not to
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ourselves one of the big problems with the drone war is that we don't have good information it may be that there are war crimes involved if there are. decisions made to use drone strikes when other options are available if decisions are made to use drone strikes against settings where there are known civilians they may well be work rhymes there needs to be a thorough investigation and what we've seen is that the u.s. government is not prepared to investigate itself so the question of international investigations whether it's in the context of the international criminal court to which of course the united states is not a member or whether it's in the context of amnesty international the united nations other agencies all of these need to be explored and used. good to have you with us here and still to come in this program america's homeless shelter is filling up though with yesterday's middle class. working five days
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a week and still not least. the pace of america's new war is drastically changing story from. washington age old ally. the historic friendship. now suggesting that millions of french. tops that's coming your way after a short break. through the. show thirty four. billion euros says. the million degrees with. peaceful two fronts such as the song. we've. covered.
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three. three. three. three. three. video for your media. free media. for the world's top headlines for this hour this is live from moscow noways security forces have issued an international alert for two teenage girls thought to have joined the ranks of european muslims going to fight in syria. all of
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a more on this pizza over to you. well the two sisters age sixteen and nineteen left a message for their family saying that they were going to syria because they believe that muslims in the country were being attacked from all directions now the family who haven't been named are cooperating with the authorities to try and track these two young women down now they've been it's reported that they are for all of somali descent that they came to norway in the year two thousand they weren't particularly religious that in fact it over the past few weeks they've been arguments between the. older sister and the mother of the family over the the older sisters want to wear the niqab. it's believed that she'd been radicalized by outside outside forces in the area where they live just outside of norway now this comes just
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a week after it turned out that one of the gunmen in the nairobi terror attack on the shopping mall there in kenya had also held a norwegian passport so norwegian authorities looking into this to try and track down these two women who are believed to be in turkey trying to cross the border into syria down there they have they say they have evidence that they've been spotted in that area and peter some might be quick to judge on this calling perhaps we're seeing some sort of trend here what would you say on that. well security officers working with the norwegian security services are saying this we are seeing a growing trend in organized groups trying to to recruit and radicalize muslims muslim people in the in the west in europe and across europe we have seen cases where by. fight is anti assad fighters have turned up with with passports from across the european union norway itself believes that around forty of its citizens
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are currently fighting in the area in the summer and belgium belgium authorities revoked and froze the benefits of twenty nine of its citizens after it found out that those benefits were being paid into accounts in belgian that were then being withdrawn and the turkish side of the border and perhaps being used by fighters fighting in the northern area of syria they're now one of the largest groups from europe that's made their way to fight against the troops have been from right here in germany it's believed that in the north of syria there's a camp that's been labeled the german camp by newsmagazine around two hundred german citizens most of them from the north rhine-westphalia area believed to be there the numbers well the numbers speak for themselves it's believed that are over one thousand european fighters currently battling assad forces in syria right now and that's gone up from two hundred fifty from this time last year so if it does seem that if these these organized groups are recruiting that they're certainly
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getting more and more people to their cause all right artie's peter oliver thank you. for joining us here on r.t. today us homeless shelters are struggling to accommodate the growing number of poor americans the face of the average tenant has been changing in the past few years and sometimes even a full time job doesn't mean that you can afford a place to live and this report is more important. the working poor have become among america's fastest growing demographic. charmaine works full time as a telephone data collector i make about two fifty a week depending on the hours that i work and many days the thirty year old eats a free dinner at the new york city rescue mission before heading to the place she's called home for the past five years i come here to eat at the mission then jump on the train get back to the shelter for curfew at eight o'clock if you don't make it
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back to the shelter at eight o'clock they've already packed up your clothes a record high of fifty thousand people currently occupying new york city's shelters of those living in them city figures show twenty eight percent of families and sixteen percent of adults are employed the jobs are not paying you what they should be paying you first and everything is the prices are just on everything. you know it's just not affordable at all in two thousand and eleven forty six percent of new yorkers were considered either or almost poor the income gap in america's richest city is comparable to those of some sub-saharan african countries we see people come in someone may be embarrassed or ashamed or hardworking he didn't have to ask for him now but now through the day he can put food on the table for your family where you can do in an effort to house supply meet demand the new york city rescue mission recently began a run of the nations to expand its space from three floors to six next year twice
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the amount of people being brought in twice the amount of beds will be provided to the hungry and homeless many of whom are working americans former u.s. president jimmy carter has spent three decades promoting and building affordable homes he says america's income inequality is causing members of to billy's middle class to resemble those who lived in poverty when he was in office in the late seventy's compared to when i left the white house the difference is twice as great as it was between the richest people and poor charmaine was once a freelance makeup artist for revlon and vantage to cosmetics store life changed following the financial crisis of two thousand and eight when she lost her job so when she hears today u.s. officials brag about an economic recovery they're saying it but they don't really take a look at it because it's not true i see more people struggling out here and they're
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working and they're on welfare and they still can't make it leaving millions struggling to find opportunity in the land that old ways promise to marina port ny r.t. new york. and star wars becomes a reality for japan and it's in a galaxy not very far away tokyo now planning to send up its first cannon into orbit to shoot down some asteroids all in the name of. those details right now on the website as is the story of the russian sibling of santa claus meeting the olympic flame on the latest stage of the torch relay you can read more on the sporting symbols vasta voyage right now at r.t. dot com. but for now in the international arena sometimes even best friends fall out president obama made an apologetic call to his french counterpart over allegations the n.s.a. has been spying on millions in france and it's an argument which is causing real friction in the historic alliance between paris and washington in just
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a single month the agency intercepted more than seventy million calls prompting president to join the growing club of those urging privacy laws in the e.u. the french leaders planning to address the european summit on this later this week and a huge lawmakers have already backed new laws to protect information which would prevent the transfer of data to third countries a practice the u.s. has certainly been exploiting but paul murphy an irish member of the european parliament told r.t. that he doubts washington will learn anything from its mistakes. if spies want to spoil a spy even though it already is outside of the law and it will make it more difficult though because what's happened in terms of the massive spying that's taken place so far that's been facilitated by major multinational corporations like facebook like google in contravention of any sense of the right to privacy the right to data protection and so if these regulations go through and i think they likely will the
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transfer of european data to all their authorities such as the u.s. authorities third country authorities will be made illegal i don't believe these spying operations are taking place in my interests in other people's interest in art and or across europe or across the world and i think what's happening is is there's a whipping all of a hysteria an attempt to use that histeria to undermine the rights of people to privet see the rights of people to have their data protected into the world updated with protesters and police clashing in rio de janeiro during an auction off an off shore oil field a striking oil workers in unions invaded the barricaded area though police did use rubber bullets and tear gas to get rid of the demonstrators and plant the contaminated the area around japan's fukushima nuclear plant delayed for another
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three years just on sunday contaminated water overflowed a barrier due to heavy rain still ninety thousand people homeless in the region. and a nevada middle student killed a teacher and wounded two other students before shooting himself but two injured were immediately hospitalized one of them in serious condition it was a morning shooting as children were gathering for class the teacher tried to intervene ended up drawing fire from the armed boy whose name has not been identified. now this latest shooting adds to the grim stats from the us administration and the head of the justice department said on monday there were five mass shootings a year on average from two thousand to two thousand and eight but that number tripled over the next four years and over two hundred people died in such incidents and in two thousand and twelve there were at least sixteen mass shootings with eighty eight victims and with the latest shootings two thousand and thirteen has
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already topped those figures within just ten months. now more than thirty billion pounds are expected to be carved out of the u.k.'s welfare budget by twenty sixteen and with government child protection agencies struggling with their workload other subsidised companies are left to pick up the slack as artie's laura smith reports many of these two could also be forced to close their doors leaving the nation's most vulnerable with nowhere to turn. these are the children of kids company one in five has been shot at all stabbed hot have witnessed shootings or stabbings in the last year the lucky ones come to camilla charity to be pieced back together these children in one of the richest countries of the world are living in a type of war zone that is on a state. they see people step outside their window they're afraid of firearms
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they go up on the staircase in their state they don't know who's around the corner who's going to attack them they get trapped in lifts and get raped and so on children like that says camilla without the right help become incredibly violent taking their revenge on themselves or on society by sixteen florence was a homeless drug and alcohol abuse she grew up in turn ignored and casually abused by her mother. i remember mark foley. hit me with a tree branch of science called my teacher so i called social services. and then i don't know i think i cried i'm sorry in the me and when they were like checking me and i said i want to stay home and never had a. child lie in school forced me as a call child line because that lice or burns on the inside. and nothing happened
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after that conversation only kids company pursued florence texting and phoning to make sure she was ok over a period of nearly a year a continuity of care that traumatized youngsters desperately need and getting from the government mental health and children's social services hasn't changed since the victorian times we renew our railways we renew our airports we renew our hospitals but actually we haven't bothered to renew really this structure that deal with almost one rouble kids and make them fit for purpose repeated requests for a government response to that yielded nothing about his company i probably would have five kids right now instead of twenty four florence is a graduate of oxford university articulate intelligent and ready to help the next generation but reckons a million traumatized children from the states like the going without any kind of
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help from an overstretched social services and still she has to beg for funding so now kids company can keep its doors open to help more vulnerable young people but for how long in eighteen months the government's again threatening to cut it off without a penny nor a smith. and or two years coming to live from moscow the feudal ambitions of the u.k. treasury secretary taking a beating from mark skies a report coming your way. it seems like politicians can get away with anything nowadays but not all of them the former mayor of failed detroit has been sentenced to twenty years in prison after being found guilty of committing record tiering conspiracy fraud extortion
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and tax crimes while the mayor the prosecutor say he funneled millions of dollars to himself and family members all while detroit moved headstrong towards the bankrupt state it is in today this is big news not because some mayor took bribes but because he got punished the judge who could fix him stated why this is such an important case she said at the very least a significant sentence will send a message that this kind of conduct will not be tolerated yes sending a message you see corrupt officials are usually cowards and they do what they do because they feel they can get away with it when you start to put the fear of god into them they start to behave much better so the question is will the mainstream media grab the story and really use the conviction of detroit's former mayor is an example probably not but it would really help the country if they would but that's just my opinion. this is a so we leave the. bush and secure the. party. says
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that no one is asking with the guests that you deserve answers from. politicking. welcome to the kaiser report i'm max kaiser you know germany's finance ministry i was denying reports that is preparing a third bailout for greece though of course not no there will be no third bailout for greece bailouts or so last decade this is the age of the belin by the john this is over the bandits bankers and brokers who have taken all that you've got no dollar euro yet a drop will be left behind and inflation deflation a couple occasions will take every last nickel and dime. that's right
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max i believe it will and in fact the bank of england did an online hash tag tweet operation where you were allowed to send them questions and apparently somebody something a question about quantitative easing and called it evil well here is the bank of england tweet hash tag ask b o e q e not evil they told me cry man want to one has helped to support economy and protect jobs so they of course receive some responses to this huey is evil and you are the devil says grumpy old dude and then after that we see life master said no it's helped to support a corrupt banking system and push people further into poverty so there you have at the bank of england says q.e. quantitative easing is not evil when you know they say over there at the bank of england that their timing their monetary policy to jobs but there is no connection really.


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