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to the ways that some gulag of our times. i remember flying out of the window and suddenly i was on the street and in the planning. terror in volgograd are to meet survivors of monday's horrific suicide attack in a crowded bus in southern russia. caught out again america's ten years of top level phone tapping. such an overall sense that this came as a surprise for everybody. conflicting reports in europe about how much president obama really knew about the n.s.a. listening in on the german chancellor's cell phone we've got the developments. and drone deaths and war crimes amnesty international says the u.s. must answer for the many civilian deaths inflicted by unmanned ops in pakistan and
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yemen. good morning from moscow where it's just three am i'm lindsey france thank you for joining me. the week began with tragedy in russia when a suicide bomber killed six people she blew herself up in a bus packed with at least forty passengers in volgograd the terrifying moment of the attack was caught on video take a look. police suspect the killer stocks the city waiting for an optimal moment to wreak the most damage i went to volgograd to report and retrace the events of that day. october twenty first started just like any other monday here in boulder grab people
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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 until one person got on board thirty year old lie you see all of that is when things took a tragic turn and a start to the very end of it was on the way home from classes at the university laughing and talking with the other students crucially it was in the middle of the class which saved her life. when the blast hit everything around me went flying and then i don't remember anything but i remember flying out of the window and suddenly i was on the street and in a panic i understood that something happened with my hands i was covered in blood it was right here at about two pm local time that a blast ripped through boss twenty nine rock was that everybody in the blast was
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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 a head lying there and he had my friend took a young boy and his father to the hospital the remnant of an explosive device told the tale shrapnel t.n.t. and a grenade the accident site became a crime scene while. a g. hottest from republic of dagestan became the central focus of the investigation authorities will be keen to find her husband teacher sokol of an ethnic russian convert to islam missing since two thousand and twelve in the hope he may have the answers lindsey frantz r.t. in volgograd. international terrorism expert alexander told us it's a worldwide problem that needs a global answer. i can tell you that you know we're dealing with this kind of a terrorist international. divide what's happening in america in boston or
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a nickel of a city in the united five well we cannot separated from what has just happened in the mall to get out from what happened in there all the just several weeks ago we seem boot and this is very unfortunate and we need to deal with it. now reports in the german media suggest president obama was aware of the n.s.a. tapping chancellor merkel's phone even though he reassured her he knew nothing during a personal conversation in a phone call merkel said the monitoring would in fact if it were true be she said breach of trust if confirmed and that spying among friends just does not work obama said i'm sorry he apologized and reportedly claimed to have had no prior knowledge that it was actually going on but germany's builds newspaper goes as far as suggesting he not only knew about it but actually encouraged the bugging of our calls phone a claim denied by washington nevertheless leaked documents now show her number was on the n.s.a.'s watch list from two thousand and two before she became chancellor
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r.t. has been gauging reaction as the developments of unfolded. we knew that. some practices were existed but to such an overall system this came as a surprise for everybody controlling internet controlling the information you know well this is it privilege and monopoly that cannot be accepted because we know that if we are going to follow up in the same direction then confrontation might be the when it's a case of ordinary citizens and that's what the real scandal is the real scandal is the true extent of mass violence in the e.u. and of course beyond what's happening it's there's a whipping or a hysteria an attempt to use that hysteria to on their mind the rights of people to prove a c this has. created a massive reputational crisis for the united states the entire populace is now in
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essence on edge about what is the united states government doing what is the n.s.a. doing certainly we've lost a lot of credibility as an ethical internet steward let's bring in caleb maupin from the international action center he's live with us now now. let's talk about these conflicting claims whether president obama knew about the tapping are not how plausible is his denial of prior knowledge and your very frightening thing is that obama might be telling the truth because we're seeing all over the world a trend where policing agencies and the military are giving orders to the civilian governments and why was a billion government you know is supposed to be the base of power and representing the population in a democracy we're seeing that in a lot of cases policing agencies have the authority it's very frightening to think that the head of the executive branch of the government the commander in chief of the military wouldn't know whose phones are being tapped but that very well could
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be the case based on this trend we're seeing all across the western world. well chancellor merkel is being very clear about her displeasure and so are the other e.u. leaders involved in this but what are they actually going to do about it do you think well it's really unfortunate you know if some other country say say cuba had been tapping the united states or iran had been tapping the united states there would be absolutely be sanctions and retaliation but in this instance that they you know what's going to what's going to happen who's going to hold the united states accountable you know it's the same goes to the civilians who've been killed by drones what are they going to do it you know the u.s. is the force of economic power in the world and military power and they're the ones who get to punish people it's it doesn't seem to be the other way around and it really kind of kind of blows away many illusions people have about you know international order and international law well germany and brazil are working on a un initiative to curtail global u.s. surveillance very well now how potent a tool would that be in privacy protection do you think well it can certainly raise
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awareness and it can serve as a rallying cry of many countries the disapproval of what the u.s. is doing around the world with its surveillance policies as well as its other policies that violate the rights of nations but is as far as actually holding the u.s. accountable i mean i doubt it's really going to i don't i don't there's any going to be really any retribution for this action all right cayless announcement from the international action center thank you for joining us our lead to be here marty's been given a rare access to guantanamo bay prison only people who knows what goes on get them on his boss and detainees. after the break we asked staff at the facility why conditions and incidents there are so rapid a mystery. and shooting the messenger syrian journalists working for state media who are being terrorized by the rebels more on that in just a few moments. now amnesty international is on the attack
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saying america's ongoing drone attacks in pakistan and yemen have violated international human rights law and should be regarded as war crimes the group released a report this week revealing that the number of civilian casualties is much higher than what the u.s. repeatedly claims let's take a look at just a couple of these numbers now it was two thousand and four when the bush administration started widely using unmanned aircraft in its pursuit of al qaeda and the taliban the number of deaths soared dramatically in two thousand and six when almost one hundred civilians were killed most of them children another escalation came in two thousand and eight seventy five lives lost your later the fatalities reach one hundred sixty two the year brock obama took office a record number of strikes from remote controlled jets was recorded over the next twelve months and the drawn war continues the obama administration is responsible for ninety percent of all strikes carried out since two thousand and four almost
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a thousand civilians have been killed including two hundred children according to some estimates the total number of drone deaths in the region tops three and a half thousand. looks at the latest report from amnesty international. the predator drone remotely controlled and heavily armed it's the weapon of choice in the cia's under cleared 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
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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 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 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
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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 we go behind the barbed wire at guantanamo and explain the worrying developments over europe's refugee influx in just a moment just a few moments. well to the. country and the billion euro zone says each one million degrees of them talk amongst yourselves from st petersburg to from the
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child leaves it to the sun. we've got the future average. two years after the forced alister of gadhafi by nato forces in libya stands at the abyss the lack of a strong central government weak rule of law and endless violence in a country awash with weapons has resulted in libya facing a failed state status after this the presence of islamic militants can things get any worse in libya. welcome back you're watching our to live from our studios in moscow i'm lindsey
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france thanks for joining me in madrid thousands of people have rallied in outrage at the european court of human rights for ruling that a notorious terrorist should be released from jail you know still rio has been in jail since the late eighty's for her role in twenty three killings and given the maximum thirty year sentence but strasbourg judges say spain tonight for the right to reduce or tariff through work in prison something which is afforded to other inmates in the country john laughlin from the institute of democracy and cooperation says the strasburg court is doing the opposite what it was actually created to do. it's incredible isn't it. the european court of human rights should intervene in this way to alleviate the sentence of the woman who has been convicted of to due process of the murder of more than twenty three people this woman is a mass murderer and the idea that european court of human rights which was set up
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to safeguard citizens against the abuses that could be committed by states because through and citizens such a body should now be as it were to feeling in favor of people who have themselves grossly abused the rights of citizens by murdering them the digital currency big coins battle for mainstream acceptance is gaining momentum the first ever a.t.m. allowing customers to turn their big client into hardcastle is about to be launched in canada the details had to r.t. dot com. also there japan shows off his military muscle but tensions of the biggest territorial flare up in recent years not receding in east asia invision section takes a look at that. now the us claims the long running hunger strike at guantanamo bay is mostly ended but fifteen prisoners are still being force fed and made their six month protest against detention and the
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conditions r t was given rare access to the facility to find out what it what it's like inside the wall of secrecy surrounding what happens there proved difficult to get through truck and of reports. transparency is a word repeated by u.s. officials working at guantanamo like a mantra by those few who are comfortable speaking on camera you see the conditions under which the detainees live you get to talk to the people who are responsible for garner we make it is transparent as possible and those preferring to remain on identifiable like the majority of officials we were permitted to speak to every week we get media like yourself international media or local media or whatever and they're welcome to come you know we tell them what we have any journalists workflow at guantanamo starts with a mandatory introduction to media rules the so-called operation security briefing or the material that you guys are gathering to make sure that it advised by our
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policy here even though transparency is a word brought out by all the personnel we talked to on the ground we as journalists access to detainees aside are asked to be very careful about the shots we filmed all the backdrops and at the end of each day videos are reviewed and any shots deemed unacceptable are deleted this one will be ok because palm trees are not too controversial remind you of any frowned upon seaward like censorship it's a series of program established to a car or a car program accomplished within the group regulations sorry old video and audio recordings and even sketches are carefully studied cellphones are banned from camps we're not supposed put anything on facebook or anything like that or you know even worry about talking about it over the you know anything over the phone the said purpose of these ground rules to protect the safety and security of get more operations the detainees you know make it their mission so we try to photograph them from there down we are warned violations of media ground rules may result in
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restricted access denial of future visits and or removal from guantanamo bay. people just kind of mislabeled it and they have a call to get before just not leading. giving the true picture i mean the only people who knows what goes on get more is oss and to detainees and getting the detainees side of what goes on and get most apparently just couldn't be done after an extensive explanation of how exactly we are to film the prisoners the amount of detainee face time we get a total of one minute and five seconds through a dark glass window the reason we're given out of respect for them and not using them is as you know. you know. making them some kind of curiosity you know on film a thing like that we don't want to do that despite our requests to not even film but at least witness more real prison or life a high ranking guantanamo admiral convinces us that we actually have
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a lot more access than we think you're seeing what there is to to see you know. given the amount of time that you have here to to see it we are as transparent as possible after one minute glimpse at one detainee our schedule is in fact all booked up like they come in day they were taken to the detention camp kitchen to witness how well things were on their bill since we're not really being allowed to close to the detainees this might be the closest glimpse of their life we might be getting today we're being told the that these are the meals that they're offered on a daily basis. we're also taken to the only local radio station all made up like zombies in the audience military personnel serving at the base do you do any news related to the time of detention camp never mind. that. public media because. you know there's enough journalists over there covering that music sports and talk radio pure infotainment rains here. and
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so we learn there we're not the only ones simply being treated to a show and party one tunnel bay cuba. the tide of refugees trying to reach europe and the disturbing number being killed doing so is proving deeply troubling for the e.u. scores of people have drowned this month alone as they tried to cross the mediterranean in overcrowded boats but here are some of the main roads which refugees are using in their efforts to get to europe now some of them obviously are fleeting fleeing conflict torn countries like syria and libya and those who managed to reach a shortage of europe's south are then trying to move up to other countries like spain france germany and then of course on up to the united kingdom but it's only in greece which shoulder the heaviest burden there to the south and that's because either you law obliges asylum seekers to actually stay in the country where they first arrive until it's decided what to do with them you are pissing off takes up the story. they want to buy food from if your puter saddam than traveled to libya
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and finally reached sicily after what must have been the most nerve wrecking ball right of their lives these three women are hiding their faces from the camera since now they're risking being sent back when we were at sea now the boat with refugees saying can do three hundred people died but we were lucky and in sicily we managed to void get it registered it's illegal between need to go further north there is nothing for us here under regulation all newcomers must seek asylum in the country where they are right and under italian law anyone of voting registration is sent home but nowadays more and more newcomers are ready to take their chances don't register to try to go to northern states where there are more opportunities with you probably when you arrive here they give you the very minimum there is no jobs no school and you sleep in the street for six months italy is one of the worst european states in this regard youth unemployment has exceeded forty percent while the economy is in the worst recession since the second world war international
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obligations and plane here were the principal scandal it only to turn away a refugee since for many is the only chance for survival but the situation has now reached a point when this duty has become too heavy for it to handle on its own the e.u. has pledged italy would receive an additional thirty million euro or just over forty million dollars to deal with the refugee crisis but how will this help to distribute the more evenly throughout the union and integrate them into the economy is not clear they have been so on ideas of the cherry they may be some positive development and i see embodies a lot of. good hope but no concrete ideas and as governments and international organizations brainstorm the solution one thing is certain the flow of refugees is only going to continue you've got this going off italy. thousands of opposition activists have marks through central moscow in support of those who they can sit.
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to be political prisoners the protesters were demanding the release of around two dozen people arrested on may sixth of last year it's one of mass protests on the eve of president putin's inauguration turned violent there was also a call for the release of greenpeace activists detained for trying to storm an arctic oil platform and for the freedom of jailed oil tycoon mikhail khodorkovsky the march went off peacefully organizers initially claimed up to twenty thousand people were going to turn up police say just five thousand made a show and other news around the world southern britain is hunkering down the worst storm in years had it heads its way which could be the most destructive actually since the eighty's winds of around one hundred thirty kilometers an hour are forecast and there are over fifty flood alerts it's likely to make for a miserable monday commute many trains are already cancelled flights are being grounded at major airports including heathrow meanwhile police have called off the search for a teenager who was swept out to sea. in india at least five people have been killed
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and more than eighty injured in bomb attacks on crowds who gathered for a political rally the blast went off just before the speech of opposition politician narendra modi who is a candidate for prime minister in next year's election it's not immediately clear who was behind the violence. syria has submitted its plan on chemical arms destruction meeting internationally imposed deadline but the peace talks spurred by russia and the u.s. are struggling to get all on board ninety opposition groups are refusing to participate and amid the bloodshed within syria the rebels have published hit lists singling out state media employees coverage of the war policy player has the story . these pictures were a long time coming syria's state t.v. headquarters in flames but the attack occurred just hours after rebel groups warned
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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 one to 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 it 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 witness 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
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fear is but the pain and heartbreak remain idea buses brother ali carmel was an editor in chief of the syrian news agency he was killed by four bullets shot at close range after masked gunmen broke into his home and. the strange thing is that we were never afraid for him we were afraid for my other brothers quine the army without at least a severe in he'll 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 and 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
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scenes like this could well be repeated until every last one of them is deleted policy r.t. damascus syria. up next a journey into the world of gadgets and gizmos in artie's technology update. spanish language teacher in texas has been fired for posing nude in playboy before she became a teacher parents and found out about this demand that she be fired because her past was inappropriate and that it was a distraction the classroom well this was something she did in the past which was legal so that i mean if you pose for playboy you are forbidden to work in the normal world also as a former teenage boy i can tell you that any young attractive teacher will cause a distraction with the boys and wolf you can fire people for being distracting that
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when they have to fire every teacher with a handicap or abnormal appearance on the other hand though teachers are supposed to be people for children to respect and to look up to and when your spiritual teachers warned us so the good stuff for money to playboy it is a lot harder respect that sort of person and it sure isn't a good example for my daughter this is actually a very complex issue but i can say is that you should really try to fight the temptation to make quick money with some nude photos that could come back to haunt you but that's just my opinion.
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alone wilkinson zero zero dates is the end of it so but not so close in moscow but luckily for us the sun hasn't been used everywhere so we see we pop culture buxom going to the song. winter is knocking at moscow's door between normally sedona long johns just yet so we travel to europe to soak up some rays imbibe the culture and see what's going on in the world of technology fronts was europe's largest exporter of electricity last year but despite its opponents in power the country is still looking for new energy sources and even has to bring the power that drives the song down through words. there's a lot of energy in france and i'm not just talking about the street dunces the country ranks second in the world in terms of nuclear power stations but with growing environmental and safety concerns the sun may be setting on nuclear energy as we know it so minutes.


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