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why if you care about humans. this is why you should care only. a female suicide bomber kills six people on a bus in russia city of volgograd we report from the scene of monday's bombing. more revelations from n.s.a. leaker edward snowden with reports claiming germany's chancellor has been spied on for over a decade and that's a sow's of protesters gather in washington d.c. united in anger at the country's global surveillance program and. syrian journalists find themselves on the rebels' hit list for. coverage of the spiraling conflict also we've found at least in some cases they've clearly killed civilians in some of these cases but the war crimes. and amnesty international researcher talks to r.t.
about bodies new damning report of america's so-called prison rescission strikes in pakistan. this is already coming to you live from the russian capital and marina joshie welcome to the program on monday had a powerful suicide blast hit a boss in the country's southern city of volgograd killing six and one dozens manny witnesses were unable to understand what had happened describing the scene as a war zone lindsay friends met some of the survivors. october twenty first started just like any other monday here in boca gras people woke up with places to go and things to get done heavily using bus stations just like this but for several people needing bus number twenty nine they could never have foreseen how quickly their
lives would change when they took that ride. the route ran without incident from morning till afternoon it's a one person got on board thirty year old why you don't see all of that is when things took a tragic turn anastasio the very on the ball was on her way home from classes at the university laughing and talking with the other students crucially it was in the middle of the bus which say truth in life. when the boss who did everything around me when flying and from that moment i don't remember anything on the recall being thrown onto her window then suddenly finding myself on the street and in a panic i realised something had happened to my hands i was covered in blood. it was right here at about two pm local time that a blast ripped through bus twenty nine filled with about forty people first responders thought it was perhaps a malfunction of the buses fuel systems but aside from the shop they felt to ask
themselves if this was a gas explosion was the fire escape that you thought was the same rock or that it got everybody in the blast was touching their faces and heads asking what happened what happened there was a lot of blood on them and a lot of flesh everywhere i was very afraid i got out of my car and i saw the head lying there i mean my friend took a young boy and his father to the hospital the remnant of an explosive device told the shrapnel t.n.t. and a grenade the accident site became a crime scene while edgy hottest from republic of dagestan became the central focus of the investigation and then the story took another twist the attack wasn't meant for volgograd at all as the all of a had apparently taken a detour. she had purchased a ticket to moscow and boarded an intercity boss the pass through volgograd when the bus was almost at the city limits i see all of our gateau and went back to
downtown belgrade right now investigators are trying to find out whether this move had been planned in advance or are over altered the plan along the way looking for a place packed with as many people as possible also under suspicion or three men believed to have helped in the plot to attack the russian capital two from dagestan wanted for twin terror attacks there in two thousand and twelve were said to be waiting for her in moscow on his way there was a see all of us husband dmitri sokol of an ethnic russian convert to islam missing since two thousand and twelve some reports suggest the couple had an argument shortly before the attack which may have caused a last minute change in her deadly plans authorities will be keen to find her husband in the hope he may have the answers lindsey france r.t. in volgograd. and on saturday a large cache of suicide belts and explosives was discovered in russia's southern
republican dagestan that's after police detain a man carrying a grenade and several blocks of t.n.t. on a boss going to moscow to learn more about these and other and i terror operations here in russia on our website r.t. dot com. chancellor angela merkel has been spied on by the n.s.a. for over a decade and that's according to the leaks published by germany's difficult magazine the surveillance goes back even before merkel became the country's leader and this week has been revealed that thirty five world leaders have also been closely monitored by an american national security agency europe has voiced its anger complaining that its trust in washington is now undermined former french prime minister dominic of a pound says that if the u.s. continues to strive for world dog. anon's it could lead to conflict. we knew that. some practices were existed but the search and overall system this came
as a surprise for everybody in fact what we are seeing today is the incredible privileges of the us administration or the control of the world system we knew that the us were controlling the financial system through the banking dominance of some big banks through the dollar currency reserve currency but controlling internet controlling the information you know world this is a privilege and monopoly if we are going to follow up in the same direction then confrontation might be in the. european countries demanded reforms of american intelligence programs a term and to strike a so-called no spy agreement with the us before the end of the year irish i'm a people murphy is convinced out the snooping and the infringement of the human right to privacy will continue regardless of the change of policies. despise want to spoil spoil even though it already is outside of the law and it will make it
more difficult because what's happened in terms of the massive spying that's taken place so far that's been facilitators boy 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 transfer of european data to other 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 interests in art and or across europe or across the world and i think what's happening is there's a whipping old hysteria an attempt to use that histeria to undermine the rights of people to prevail see the rights of people to have their data protected. president obama has ordered
a review of the country's global surveillance operations promising changes in the meantime crowds gathered on capitol hill to display their discontent with what they called infringement of the your privacy are just going to she can has the details thousands of people gathered here on the anniversary of the signing of the patriot act twelve years ago they believe that was the day when in the name of fighting terror their rights have been taken away from them they believe that the tradeoff between security and privacy is a false one people here say that they are tired of lies that the government has been telling to cover up their mass spying after all just a year ago the director of national intelligence james clapper said. say was collecting data on millions of americans edward snowden's revelations of course confirmed that was a lie is the latest i've heard was that just within a month the n.s.a. spied on more than one hundred and twenty four billion phone calls worldwide
that means that every single person on earth is facing the risk of being caught up in the n.s.a. dragnet and the person edward snowden thanks to whom this protest is happening is now holed up in russia because here in the states he would sure be in jail by now people at this rally dows of people in fact demand a meaningful surveillance a long way for him they came with a petition signed by more than five hundred thousand people demanding congress investigate the n.s.a. spying programs the senate judiciary and intelligence committees planned hearings on those programs so they want to make sure that their voices are heard actually one of the main messages of this rally is watch the watchers but the question is is there really possible because so far any light that's been shed on the watchers was through whistleblowers in washington i'm going to check on. now as the syrian conflict spirals deeper into civil war civilians are increasingly becoming targets
in a military standoff state media employees are being marked for death by the rebels who want all pro awesome voices silence artie's fall asleep or met some of those under threat. these pictures were a long time coming syria's state t.v. headquarters in flames the attack occurred just hours after rebel groups warned they'd showered damascus with mortars. and young women turn call for i think their main goal is to intimidate people to stop us from working they want us to think twice about working for syrian t.v. like other employees of syrian state t.v. this woman is afraid to show her face she is one of the names listed in this website set up by the rebels and each a name and photograph is the word wanted those with crosses through them are people who have already been killed. the irony is that those who make t.v.
are now too afraid to appear on this video editor was given an ultimatum either come work for us the rebels threatened or we'll kill you he managed to escape but a few weeks ago he came home to the message wherever you are you dog of the regime we will find you painted on his front door this with this i've lost the feeling of fear after i saw a man beheaded in front of me and mortar shells falling all around you forget what fear is. but the pain and heartbreak remain idea bus's brother ali carmel was an editor in chief of the syrian news agency he was killed by four bullets shot at close range after mosque gunman broke into his home and get evicted heidi the strange thing is that we were never afraid for him we were afraid for my other brothers quine the army without i believe the civilian he would be safe but they kill him because they don't want anybody to tell the truth even just those appearing on t.v.
are being threatened they call a couple of time to adjust to it say that your body will be shot off from the head they said we know who you are we know the location we cannot kill you we are going to cut your head from the body you are. this is what they say exactly the fear for many is that this list is long there were many names on it and scenes like this could well be repeated until every last one of them is deleted policy r.t. damascus syria. also had r.t. abroad and neglected. we have feet we are not on the moon we have a feeling we want to be. while european leaders rag their brains trying to find answers to the issue of immigrant influx scores of refugees who managed to make it to the e.u. find themselves with a little hope for the future. of
his lover into an amazon. that has been my dream. but he couldn't hold on to their race such a thing as i was growing up a teacher and now she runs her own muslim factory where they throw down a challenge to men there's no alcohol or smoking and even coffee is forbidden they worship the earth. and water. and learn martial arts. will he ever be able to wind up back man versus woman on o.t. . dramas the chance to be ignored. stories of others who refuse to notice. faces change the
world writes never. the old picture of today's leaves. from around the globe. welcome back you're watching r.t. america's ongoing drone strikes in pakistan should be investigated as a war crime that's according to report this week by amnesty international but getting to the bottom of the so-called precision strikes program could be difficult it began in two thousand and four under the bush administration two thousand and six was deadliest year in his presidency when almost one hundred civilians were killed but since two thousand and eight the use of drones in pakistan has escalated reaching a peak after barack obama was sworn into office in two thousand and nine the next
twelve months of obama's administration saw a record number of strikes one hundred twenty two and despite manny damning reports the drone war goes on well now the obama administration is responsible for almost ninety percent of the strikes and out of hundreds of civilians killed up to two hundred were children many investigations estimate the total number of killings of more than three thousand was accounting of looked into the latest report. the predator drone remotely 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 and 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 concerns us one such case is that of sixty eight year old. 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 and the second hit my cousin. but her grandmother's body was pulverized these 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 now in 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. and live for you right now there is a new government ministry in venezuela create a purely to make sure everyone's feeling more cheery get more on the deputy ministry of supreme social happiness and how it's supposed to put a smile on people's faces through community programs. plus saudi women
aren't officially banned from driving but getting behind the wheel there could get female drivers into a whole lot of trouble now some are putting their foot down about this so find out more at r.t. dot com. else take a look at some other stories from around the world despite the horrors of recent tragedies in the mediterranean boats packed with immigrants and refugees continue to have for southern e.u. countries hundreds were rescued of sicily's coast this week by italy's coast guard at a summit in brussels european union leaders promised to revamp the blocks asylum policies and take active measures on the issue after a plea for help from rome now let's take a look at a map here which shows that some of the shows some of the routes the asylum seekers are taking many set off or you are because they fear for their lives fleeing homelands torn by conflicts like the civil war in syria for example more of them
move to find work and make money most north african immigrants and the e.u. three italy southern islands and others attempt to make it to spain or france which is among the most popular final destinations alongside germany and the u.k. but it's italy and greece the bear the brunt is according to law asylum seekers and during was out authorisation are blind to remain in the country they first arrived in it all over met some who made it to berlin but who now regret their choice. we have feed we are not on the money we have feeling we all want to be jobless homeless and thousands of kilometers from home this is the reality for refugees who were forced to flee violence in libya twenty eleven there is no option not even allowed to work in germany since i've been to germany i just sleep and eat that's what i do they arrived in europe through its early however the italian authorities
told them they couldn't stay and sent them packing with five hundred euros and give me some money i should go bank and collect the money i have the right to go anywhere what i want to go soy just to leave it like yeah to live it to live because it is disaster on the european law it's really shouldn't have done less it's the responsibility of the member state where refugees arrive to look after them by sending these refugees away it's left them in a difficult legal predicament my document is get an expert and the five hundred euros finish can go but i can't i can't even go back to italy to renew even my documents. fall far for over a year more than five hundred from all over sub-saharan africa being packed into this camp in the german capital i don't. know how ukraine they'd been working in libya when colonel gadhafi was toppled and the nato backed war the documents these
people have gives them access to basic medical care nothing else mentions it in now in berlin and it's up to germany to find a solution to their problems we're trying to get them residents grammont so for now there is no long term solution they have no right to work no right to social housing and are forced to live on handouts there's a feeling in the camp that e.u. members who took part in the twenty eleven action against libya have a responsibility to help i see this is a problem of order to appear you do because it's a little. you. are distributing we. do want today as germany decides what to do they get ready for a second winter in a berlin city park these people came here because they were fleeing violence but in running for their lives they found themselves stuck in limbo here in the e.u. peter all over r.t. . now thousands of opposition activists are marching through central moscow the
rally has been called in support of those arrested at a similar gathering that turned violent last year our desire in english is there for us. so really what's been happening do tell as well that people have been gathering for the last hour or so and marching just across the just along the boulevard in the center of moscow we're talking about several thousand people as of now all the. it got that they got from the mayor's office of moscow says they could bring up to twenty thousand people out on the streets you're probably seeing live pictures off the bench right now from our from our news agency ruptly as a matter of fact of the people as you have said are supporting those who have been arrested last year during the may sixth protests twenty seven of them have been charged with either inciting civil unrest or attacking police of personnel but it's sort of also turned into. a way for the opposition to remind about its existence
and at least seem to be a good opinion of a lot of people out on the social media people who are active in russian political life they're saying that the russian opposition especially moscow was all but dead and this is a way to remind everybody including themselves that there is still existing and sort of to show. kind of at the end of the year that they are still capable of performing some activities so we're hoping that these this march will not to turn violent we do know that there's around three thousand police force in place to prevent any sort of social unrest happening again. thanks very much for this indeed we're looking at live pictures there as you rightly mentioned and thanks for keeping us across was the developments there in central moscow. and on wednesday russian core dropped piracy charges against
a group of thirty greenpeace activists who attempted to board and oil rig last month in protest against drilling in the arctic instead they are now facing a lesser charge of hooliganism. well the new charges didn't greenpeace would call them wildly disproportionate the jailed activists who could now get up to seven years behind bars instead of a maximum of fifteen for piracy that greenpeace ship arctic sunrise was seized by the russian coast guard with authorities saying that scaling an oil platform could endanger the region's environment so. the. now the controversial era of present really is coming to an end as georgians take to the polls on sunday to choose their next head of state was twenty three names on the ballot alice expect the runoff vote between three
candidates but the winner will essentially take up a secondary post as key strings of power are being handed over to the prime minister's office reports on selfish militia legacy. they are among the maze determined detractors of georgia's outgoing president. they follow me house occasionally everywhere to leave him in no doubt of where they stand. circus really was the once popular leader of the rose revolution the first color evolution which saw power change in post soviet republics. in the last days of his near ten year presidency even former allies are on the attack. after his successes start of building an authoritarian regime the media was attacked one million people fled one quarter of the population went through the penal system they were either arrested or interrogated in two thousand and seven police used
tear gas and rubber bullets against protesters want to fill his government to resign. in two thousand and eleven they did it again. boudin him ugly people were afraid to express or even have their opinion if they faced injustice they failed to report it as good a fact their families. told me his brother his to run the state audit office and claims he was tortured in jail when he took his case to the human rights cotton strasberg told nikki says he too was arrested over fabricated case becoming another recognised political prisoner. i got eight and a half years if it wasn't for new premier vanish villi i wouldn't have got out and just one week i saw they took out four dead bodies from jail they said those young men died from diseases but that's nonsense days before last october's parliamentary
election videos showing yun inmates being humiliated and beaten became the last straw for the georgian people. as party lost but this. georgian media veteran says the public euphoria with his defeat is tempered by how much the people had already lost. promoted georgian people and they should with history and we started to live in it we started moving away from our soviet past b r he was a p.r. genius he managed to convince then tile world and under the flag of democracy we got fascists as george's electoral votes for many here it's less about welcome in the future but saying goodbye to their past the law prevents me from running for president again now he's a mission's life far away from politics in the wine business but the public seems in no mood to simply let him fade into the background there is a strong desire here in georgia for circus really to be broad justice and it seems
his detractors won't stop until that thirst is quenched and next there is a special report on an l.a. neighborhood don't go away. new zealand is boldly going where no government has gone before and according to reuters has decided to create a regulatory body to oversee recreational drugs that is their opening pandora's box it have at least temporarily given approval to fifty substances for sale at special stores which are banned in most other countries the body is trying to take a more scientific approach and determine which substances are actually harmful to the user you know i've heard the argument that the war on drugs just wastes massive sums of money effort and lives and you need turn a futile battle which is true it does but the only option people give is just
legalize all drugs there are a few problems with this one something is legal that tends to make it ok is it really ok for you to spend your whole life in a trance to avoid reality is it really ok for everyone in town on friday night after work to go on an ice crystal meth rampage the other problem is that the war on drugs fails because it's fighting the drugs and not the reason why people take them which is to escape reality why do people want to escape reality because in modern times or post modern times we live a soulless pointless isolated consumeristic existence of working in a pointless office job just to get poor so we can scrape by and get some cheap plastic junk at walmart when people's lives are empty they will fill them with something through a needle but that's just my opinion. in response to the intense law enforcement scheme. some of the local residents needed their child to watch the police.