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i remember flying out of the window and suddenly i was on the street and in a panic. terror in volgograd our team meet survivors of monday's horrific suicide attack crowded bus in southern russia. caught out again america has ten years of top level phone tapping. so it's 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 cell phone we've got the developments. and drone deaths and war crimes and missing 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 seven am i'm lindsey france thanks 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 moments of the attack was caught on video take a look. police suspect the killer stalked the city waiting for an optimal moment to wreak the most deadly damage i want to volgograd to report and to retrace the events of that day. 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
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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 why you don't 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 the same rock was in that everybody in the blast was touching their faces and heads asking what happened what happened there
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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 headline there and he had my friend took a young boy and his father to the hospital the remnants of an explosive device told the tale shrapnel t.n.t. and a grenade the accident site became a crime scene while. edgy hardest 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 france r.t. in bogota. international terrorism expert alexander dolmen told us that it's a worldwide problem and 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 in a global masoud in the united five well we can all separated from what has just
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happened in the fall to get out from what happened in there all the just several weeks ago we aim to seem boat and this is where unfortunate and we need to deal with it. reports in 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 be a breach of trust if it was confirmed and that spying among friends just does not work obama apologizing reportedly claimed to have had no prior knowledge that this was going on but germany's builds newspaper goes as far as suggesting he not only knew but actually encouraged the bugging of merkel's phone a claim denied by washington nevertheless leaked documents now show that her number was on the n.s.a. watch list as far back as two thousand and two three years before she became chancellor but she wasn't alone more than thirty other leaders were targeted
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artie's been gauging reaction as developments of unfolded. we knew that. some practices were existed but the search and overall system this came as a surprise for everybody controlling internet controlling the formation you know well this is a privilege a 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 book 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 surveillance in the e.u. and of course beyond what's happening it's there's a whipping of hysteria an attempt to use that hysteria to undermine the rights of people to prevail see 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 untoward. especially that the n.s.a. surveillance keep rolling out are to use twitter is on top of this story for you follow us to get the real time updates and reaction. right. first right. and i think you're. going to. be in the. amnesty international is on the attack saying america's ongoing drone attacks in pakistan and yemen have violated international human rights law and should be
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regarded as war crimes the group released a report this week revealing a number of civilian casualties is in fact much higher than what the u.s. repeatedly claims let's look at some of those numbers that it was in two thousand and four when the bush administration started widely using unmanned craft in its pursuit of al qaeda and the taliban that number soared death death toll from those the use of the sword in two thousand and six when almost one hundred civilians were killed most of them children and other escalation came in two thousand and eight with seventy five lives lost and year later the fatalities reached one hundred sixty two that was the year barack obama took office a record number of strikes from remote control jets was recorded over the next twelve months and the drone war continues the obama administration is responsible for about ninety percent of all the strikes carried out since two thousand and four almost a thousand civilians have been killed including up to two hundred children according
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to some estimates the total number of drone deaths in the region tops three and a half thousand lucic after all looks into 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 northwest tribal areas and the lack of transparency surrounding drones this is
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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 responsible for those killings now in a separate report
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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. artie's been given rare access to the one tunnel bay prison. only people who knows what goes on get them on his ass and get him later this hour we ask stab at the facility why conditions on incidence there are so wrapped in mystery. and shooting the messenger the syrian journalist working for a state media who are being terrorized by the rebels one that in a few moments. spain's being ordered to release a basque terrorists guilty of killing twenty three people in the late eighty's thousands protested in madrid over the european human rights court's decision on
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you know still real one member of the separatist movement she was given the maximum thirty year sentence at strasbourg just say spain denied her the right to reduce her tariff to work on prison which is something afforded to other inmates in the country john loughlin from the institute of democracy and cooperation says this fast for a court is doing the opposite of what it was created to do but it's incredible isn't it that european court of human rights should intervene in this way to alleviate the sentence of the woman who is free and convicted of the due process of the murder of more than twenty three people this woman is a mass murderer and the idea that a body the european court of human rights which was set up to safeguard citizens against the abuses that could be committed by states against their own citizens that such a body should now be as it were in dealing in favor of people who have themselves
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grossly abused the rights of citizens by murdering them. the u.s. claims a long running hunger strike at guantanamo bay has mostly ended but fifteen prisoners are still being force fed amid their six month protest against their detention and conditions are she was given rare access to the facility to find out what it's like inside but the wall of secrecy surrounding what happens there proved to be difficult as an assessor reports for us. 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 garnham 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 local media whatever and
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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 abides by our 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 in this series the program established to our. program accomplished within the purview of sorry old video and audio recordings and even sketches are carefully studied cell phones are banned from camps we're not supposed to put anything on facebook or anything like that or you know even worry about talking
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about it over the you know anything over the phone the said purpose of these ground rules to protect the safety and security of getting the operations the detainees you're going to get their vision so we try to photograph them down we are warned violations of media ground rules may result in restricted access denial of future visits and or removal from guantanamo bay. people just kind of mislabeled it and i have a call to go for bia just not leading. giving the true picture i mean the only people who knows what goes on get more is os and the 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 and not using them is as you know. you know. making
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them some kind of curiosity you know on film the 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 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 by their command paper they were taken to the detention camp kitchen to witness how well things run their will 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 one time detention camp. like. that public media
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because you know there's enough journalists over there covering that music sports and talk radio pure infotainment rains here. and so we learn there we're not the only ones simply being treated to a show and party one tunnel bay cuba. the digital currency big battle for mainstream acceptance is gaining momentum the first ever a.t.m. allowing customers to take coins into hard cash is about to be launched in canada the details had to r.t. dot com. plus japan shows off its military muscle but tensions over the biggest territorial flare up in years aren't receding in east asia our invision section takes a look at that. the tide of refugees trying to reach europe and the disturbing number killed doing so is proving deeply
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troubling for the e.u. scores of people have drowned this month alone as they tried to cross the mediterranean and overcrowded boats here are the routes which refugees are using in their efforts to get to europe some of them are fleeing conflict torn countries like syria and libya they manage to reach the shores of europe south and try to move on to other countries like spain france germany and even up to the u.k. but it's italy and greece which shoulder the heaviest burden that's because the e.u. law obliges asylum seekers to stay in the country where they first arrive until it's decided what to do with them you've been off takes up the story. they want to buy the food from if the opium to saddam then traveled to libya 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 the refugees sank into the
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three hundred people died but we were lucky and insistently will manage to void get it registered its 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 obligations and plain human principles can't allow italy to turn away a refugee since for many is the only chance for survival but the situation is now which to a point when this duty has become too heavy for it to handle on its own the e.u.
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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 so. they may be some positive. 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 marched their central moscow in support of those who they consider to be political. prisoners' britain is hunkering down as it's hit by the worst storm in years and which threatens to be the most destructive since the late eighty's southern and eastern england are being diluted by heavy rain and winds up around one hundred fifty kilometers an hour have already been recorded the storm
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has already led to more than one hundred flights being while the widespread train cancellations are likely to cause monday morning commuting chaos. in india at least five people have been killed and more than eighty injured in bomb attacks on crowds who had 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. in syria has submitted its plan on chemical arms destruction meeting an internationally imposed deadline but the peace talks spurred by russia and the u.s. are struggling to get all on board nineteen opposition groups are refusing to participate and amid the bloodshed within syria the rebels have published hit lists singling out state media employees covering the war policy player has
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a 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 were and they'd showered damascus with mortars. and young women so uncalled for i think their main goal is to intimidate people to stop us from hooking and 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 tid 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
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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 and 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 fear is but the pain and heartbreak remain idea bus his brother ali carmel was an editor in chief of the syrian news agency he was killed by four bullets shot at close range after massed gunmen broke into his home and got a victory rally the strange thing is that we were never afraid for him we were afraid for my other brothers quine the army without our lead to severe in you'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 say that your body will be shut off from the head they said we know who you are we know the location. we cannot kill
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you we cannot cut your head from the body you are. this is what they say exactly the fearful 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 to be shared paula c r t damascus syria. the caucuses republic of georgia has voted for a new president drawing mikhail saakashvili is decade in power to a close and it looks like his bitter rival is heading for victory signaling that people want a clear break in the past or if the national reports. they are among the maze determined detractors of georgia's outgoing president. they follow me really everywhere to leave him in no doubt of where they stand.
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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 wanting saakashvili is 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 used to run the state audit office and
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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 a new premier vanish villi i wouldn't have got out in 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 such as party lost but this. georgian media veteran says the public you for rio a circus is defeat is tempered by how much the people had already lost individually and. are promoted georgian people are still entered and they should with history and we started to live in it we started moving away from our soviet past be our you
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as a p.r. genius you 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 good bye 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 related to be broad justice and it seems his detractors won't stop until that thirst is quenched. r.t. tbilisi georgia on the way saudi arabia and the united states fracturing relations at some cross talk here at r.t. . one hundred days remaining.
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