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i was outside with my grandmother everything became dark haired a pakistani who survived a u.s. drone attack travels to washington to tell congress how her home was destroyed and her grandmother was killed. this week angered by n.s.a. spying and e.u. delegation fails to get explanations from u.s. officials while germany turns to edward snowden to get answers about the tapping of chancellor merkel's phone. in germany he. is going to repeat it continuously we hear from n.s.a. leaks reporter glenn greenwald who says u.s. intelligence will continue to harvest data despite outrage from the public and its allies. and behind the barbed wire
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reports from inside guantanamo prison where over a dozen detainees are still on hunger strike in a bit of protest over the indefinite detention and mistreatment. you know back in the top stories from the past seven days and the latest developments this is the weekly on. a pakistani family who lost their grandmother in a cia drone strike traveled to washington this week to testify before congress. was at the emotional briefing where family members asked u.s. lawmakers why their home was targeted in the first place. this was the first time actual victims of u.s. drone strikes were in congress and apart from the congressman who initiated this
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briefing i saw only four other members of congress it's no secret the u.s. congress generally approves of growth strikes so it's very difficult to expect a sudden change of heart even though heart was what these drone victims were appealing through on october twenty fourth of last year a u.s. drone strike left this pakistani family devastated a nine year old girl and her thirteen year old brother nearly escaped death that day their sixty seven year old grandmother was killed vegetable garden. i no longer love blue skies i prefer the gray skies the drones do not fly when the skies are gray and for a short period of time the mental time and fear eases between this the drones return and so does the fear you know this family has never been abroad out of their home in north waziristan and the father of this family said he looked at the life around here. he wished his children to be able to walk the streets not afraid of
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being bombed that in the moment. my mother was killed my children were injured i'm so glad that people are going to hear our story that's why we came to america they have no idea why our village in my house was targeted. the family came to washington of course hoping to get answers to why they have to live in fear every day i have no idea why my grandmother was killed when the drone hate i was outside with my grandmother everything became dark i was scared so i started to run then i noticed my hand was bleeding so i tried to clean my hand but not kept coming out but i was very scared so i just kept running. we also learned that the u.s. government did not grant to the lawyer of this family prominent practice any lawyer who has sued the cia in the past on behalf of the victims of drone strikes in pakistan four hundred fifty thousand population of. users. see looming in a concentration camp they're being picked on this is off work kind of close to if
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someone has a long beard or someone's driving over the mess you see that this is how they're being targeted and at the same time they're not really in a position to leave the purpose of this briefing was to put a human face to drone strikes there's a short chance that in congress the tragedy of this family will fall on deaf ears but there is hope that the public will pick notice in washington. the u.s. claims few civilians have been killed by the three hundred seventy six drone attacks which have been north over the past decade local reports however suggest at least nine hundred innocent people including up to two hundred children have been killed documentary filmmaker robert greenwald took the story of the riemann family as inspiration for his latest movie and says the public doesn't understand the real consequences of drones people want to believe in santa claus and they also want to believe that there's
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a simple solution to these incredibly complicated problems when we started reading that the drones were killing only high value targets of represented an imminent threat it doesn't make sense it's just not possible so i think there was a kind of hopefulness yes finally we found a magic pill which was part of it some of it is the fact that american soldiers warrant there so people said it doesn't matter as important is that you know the family is speaking to all kinds of americans people who have a mother or have a father or a man who look at them and can't justify the killing that we've done and then you have this extraordinary militarily industrial electoral complex bipartisan that agrees that the way to solve problems is by invading occupying and droning we have to change all of our. and the drone campaign in pakistan may have thwarted a chance for peace earlier this week the u.s. strike killed the taliban leader in pakistan just as the government was preparing
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to start negotiations details coming up later in the program. but first a group of diplomats who travel to washington this week seeking explanations about the n.s.a. spying activities left with out the m.e.p. delegation complained the u.s. provided no clarification eavesdropping on world leaders and whether the white house had any knowledge of it it is scrubbed america's response is feeble and warned it could aggravate relations but in specifically has been angered by the tapping of chancellor angela merkel's phone germany is considering asking the man behind all these leaks edward snowden to help explain what happened a german m.p. met the whistleblower here in moscow to ask him to give evidence to parliament. i think it's important to work together with mr snowden rather than putting him in prison we'd like more clarity on these allegations and we want to make sure
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something like this doesn't happen again snowden worked for many years for the cia and n.s.a. so i'm sure he could tell us everything we need to know about the leak documents because as we've seen the n.s.a. has been very scarce with providing information i also think that the organization including n.s.a. chief keith alexander aren't always been true for they once claimed they'll never break german laws on their surveillance operations but tapping the chancellor's phone is not legal that's why i have trouble trusting u.s. intelligence officials. the n.s.a. revelations have triggered something of a blame game in washington secretary of state john kerry pointed a finger at the intelligence services claiming the n.s.a. ran certain operations without letting the white house know. you know what it is. that they're over there. so kerry referring there to spying but automatic pilot the head of the n.s.a.
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said the country it is policy makers not the intelligence services who select targets and journalist glenn greenwald who's been releasing snowden's leaks says despite this the n.s.a. will not scale back its activities. to brazil and germany. and spain of course in the united states is going to repeat itself continuously for the next several weeks or months almost every country around the world the very clear objective of it is to not just go bust but to keep it for as long as they can so the big any time. if you're a citizen of your house or everything they've been doing in terms of we've. had two or three dot com for more reaction and opinion on the n.s.a. leaks including an interview with an encryption specialist who talks about his mission to resist spying and bring that.
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eight months over a dozen guantanamo bay detainees remain on hunger strike in protest at the indefinite detention and the use of torture in that to being force fed in a brutal procedure that the u.s. military continues to defend started chatting and i sent this report from inside the prison center. one time tomorrow every morning at eight am the u.s. national anthem erupts across the base that holds america's most scandalous prison no one likes to be spit on no one wants to have their own on torture hunger strikes and suicides have marred this place since two thousand and two and they're human beings after all they're there's no reason to expect that they enjoy being here you know we pretend otherwise prisoners held indefinitely in the name of the never ending war on terror whether they're innocent or guilty is not our job right here to if we know we have the court system to time and that in just over a decade a total of seven hundred seventy nine prisoners the majority released without
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charges today one hundred sixty four remain over half of them cleared for release but still kept locked up. on the other side of the barbed wire. life is a blast. there is water and it's nice there's nothing really bad about here just like any common american town now is awfully scared to come here but i mean it's absolutely beautiful place when you get around all the other stuff getting around the other stuff is not hard a lot of what goes on here is kept under a thick veil of denial and secrecy camp delta house as a hospital and library and this is also the place where patients are force fed and even though the hunger strike is largely and officially said to be over we know that at least fifteen people are continually being force fed here today a tube is passed down through a person's nostril and pushed all the way down to their stomach before it's passed down the nose we lubricated and we give the patient
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a choice do they want to have the key which is a agent who will numb the area or if they want olive oil to lubricate the tube. most of our patients have been using olive oil you seem to like it in fact some of our patients are so. used to this they will. describe which nostril they want this while major world medical bodies are in agreement that force feeding is not ethical and should not be practiced the force feeding them i've got my clients have experienced at one time or they've certainly described the storage or the restraint chair that they're strapped into they actually call the torture chair an arabic force feeding takes up to forty five minutes and is performed twice a day the pieces of had the civilian world have said it feel strange i've never heard insisting on. i have not heard that good move fishes are beyond nonchalant about the highly criticized practice you might feel differently from the way i
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might feel uncomfortable has been the most of it i have heard but they don't even believe in what this thing anymore because they know it sounds stupid i volunteer that the procedure be demonstrated on me requested klein and the prisoners who've not met one another and speak different languages keep saying the same thing that we were tortured used. tied. to the chair legs to the ground. strap across and they forced in a tube into our noses never in thirteen years have detainees been allowed to speak directly to a journalist while remaining at get most only leaking statements through lawyers they would love nothing more than to sit down with journalists and just tell them you know about their daily lives but communicating seems to only occur here if someone was a at a point where maybe they had been verbalizing a lot of hopelessness we were immediately intervene and try to assist that person to make sure that there wasn't any thoughts of maybe wanting to
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harm themselves or in their lives with charts like these often used to pinpoint patients despair you asked them how do you feel right now and they'll be able to point to it we have not had a patient in this area. thank you meanwhile six suicides and dozens of suicide attempts have taken place at the detention facility we haven't seen any autopsies the u.s. government hasn't released any formal reports or findings we're now inside two active camps at guantanamo camp five old single cells where the so-called less compliant detainees are held camp number six is one filled with communal cells when officials deem that detainees have behaved better there will be warded by being allowed to live in groups while detainees are kept away from us what we witness are clean empty prison cells with cozy pajamas colgate toothpaste and maximum security shampoos paraded in front of journalists as proof everything is so much better here than any silly horror stories we all have heard. r.t.
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. cuba. he was. a. the government chemical weapons production. but the whole process hangs in the balance. in the process. he couldn't hold onto. she runs her own factory. they worship the.
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woman. stories. picture. this week syria the first. chemical. it has successfully dismantled facilities used to produce weapons but the. existing stockpiles head the war that
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continues to rage. reports from damascus. dangerous and dirty that's how the nobel prize committee described the work of chemical weapons inspectors inside syria not to mention a brutally tight deadline october twenty five damascus provides a detailed plan of its chemical weapons stockpiles done october twenty seven foreign inspectors visited all declared sites missed. syria finishes destroying all equipment used in the production and mixing of poison gas and nerve agents done we eliminate. whatever we can but you know this is a very complicated the process complications fueled by so-called security concerns and that's the reason why one deadline already has been missed one of the biggest problems the team faces is how to access sites in rebel controlled areas so far the rebels have been unwilling to cooperate or inspectors have managed to visit twenty
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one of twenty three sites and although they haven't verbally blamed the rebels damascus insists it's doing its share until now. those. sites being visited are under government control and we hope those who are controlling. the group still them to implement what they are expected to implement it's the most difficult mission if undertaken by the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons destroying a country's chemical weapons stockpile in the midst of a civil war two women are syria actually stopped producing chemical weapons in one thousand nine hundred eight as a possessed alternatives that can be a strategic substitution and are not in conflict with international law but none of this answers the reason why foreign inspectors are in damascus in the first place a chemical attack on august twenty first in which hundreds of people were killed off two rockets with seven gas was fired at damascus the suburbs those responsible are still at large the next deadline in the destruction of syria's chemical weapons
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program is the middle of next year by then damascus must have destroyed or removed its entire stockpile and ambitious timeline in very difficult circumstances policy r.t. damascus. some opposition groups stand accused of trying to help of the russia u.s. brokered disarmament process and middle east i'm going to show meanwhile he believes the syrian government is happy to get rid of its chemical weapons because it removes an excuse for outside intervention there is that evidence that rebels have some their hands on some chemical weapons we've certainly seen in iraq and turkey rebels being apprehended with chemical agents components of chemical weapons in their possession and. really important point and this is something i heard from a syrian government official earlier this year the syrian government has for some time now viewed chemical weapons as a liability and a burden precisely for these reasons because potentially rebels could get their
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hands on small amounts of these chemical agents and use them across the border in israel or turkey to then justify a military attack against the syrian government so they have been quite pleased that the international community has come together to in fact to rid them of these weapons so that excuse no longer exists. well we've always got more stories waiting for you on our website including facing up to reality the operator of japan's crippled fukushima nuclear plant is forced to turn to the u.s. for help in cleaning up that dangerous facility more details on r.t. dot com where we're closely following the situation in and around the plant there. plus a giant party boat the secret behind google's floating structures in san francisco bay it's revealed the four story high barges will travel up and down america's coastline promoting the new wearable google glasses the details had online to r.t. dot com. the peace process in pakistan has been derailed after a u.s.
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drone strike killed the country's taliban leader this week it happened just a day before a government delegation was set to start negotiations with the group the country's now in a high security alert over fears militants could retaliate pakistan's interior minister accused washington of sabotaging efforts to end the violence there and a local expert has told us that he believes it's the pakistani people who will pay the price the prime minister of pakistan was in washington d.c. only a week back and he had spoken to president obama taken him into confidence regarding the dialogue process and it also made a request for the drone attacks to stop because of the record taliban pakistan had made it a precondition but be drawn attacks must come to an end before they come to the dialogue be able but instead of the drone attacks being stop big continued so i mean body who is going to suffer or it is going to be the people of pakistan not the u.s. the united states does not have the right to be judge jury and executor all rolled
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into one without any authority. a french government proposed eco taxes hit a nerve with the public as thousands hit the streets calling it for it to be scrapped immediately. i. the french region of britain is being rocked by protests which turn violent police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse angry crowds hurling rocks and bottles in response eco tax imposes levies on trucks way more than three and a half tons but has been suspended amid concerns that it could drive companies out of business or. at least six people including one child have died after a ferry capsized off the coast of thailand near the popular resort of pathak twenty people remain unaccounted for there are reports that up to two hundred were on board even though the maximum limit is one hundred fifty accident has been blamed on an engine problem which caused passengers to rush to the top of the vessel forcing it to flip on its side. a silent protest has been held outside the russian
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embassy in london in support of a documentary maker arrested along with thirty greenpeace activists two demonstrators went inside the building to speak to russian representatives there and brian was filming the greenpeace attempt to board a russian oil rig in the arctic ocean in september said the protest posed a threat to the crew and all involved are waiting to stand trial on charges of hooliganism. look at this arrest charges being seen in the skies across the world a hybrid solar eclipse where the moon blocks the sun either fully or partially at its peak the sun is blocked out for almost a whole minute and you can see this in many parts of africa europe and the united states but if you happen to be in the middle of the atlantic ocean you'll get the best view. this week italy saw hundreds hit the streets to the mom better social housing conditions for thousands of migrants in the country the street is the only home they have and even the lucky few who are provided with
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accommodation often regret moving to italy in search of a better life is not easy going off has been finding out. some call it a city within a city others a refugee ghetto it's like we're still in africa refugees from four african countries over twelve hundred people crammed inside a former university building in a room now known as palace meeting. here but. we weren't allowed to film inside the rooms but a doctor treating the refugees agreed to describe the conditions they live in. their thirty five tabs and thirty five showers and eighty percent of them need to be repaired the beds are all seen in very bad condition actually a lot of people sleep in the car thousands of refugees have been flocking to italy mainly across the mediterranean in search of a better life but the country's only economic problems including the worst
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recession since the second world war provide very little opportunity at the same time. obliges all refugees to stay in the country where they receive asylum those who manage to avoid registration go further north as illegals but those who don't want local shelters are running out of space for all the newcomers without a job or even a place to sleep where do you go for the majority it's the train stations the meeting point for possible work or some cash during the day and makeshift shelter at night which is one of the spacewalking sometimes immigrants from different countries fight each other like the albanians and those from bangladesh for example don't want this area the mega there are a lot of them here are various nationalities at first they came from southern countries now also from eastern once the whole region is full of immigrants. a polish or a dizzying gadget and very strong activity but live well
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also you'll be. solve this problem the e.u. has pledged to give an additional thirty million euros for italy to build more shelters for the refugees but it's unlikely this will help create new jobs or ease the flow of immigrants all together we got this kind of arty role. you've been watching the weekly and coming up shortly for you the story of a marriage torn apart by an affection for martial arts but before we go here's some of the week's images from the olympic flames record breaking journey across russia so we're less than hundred days before the winter games in sochi the olympic flame is continuing its. it's already been to the north pole and in just a few days will blast off for the international space station torch is passing through the towns and cities of the world's biggest country currently touring russia's north so don't forget it r.t. dot com there is a full selection of videos and photos from the and then pick marathon.
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a spanish language teacher in texas has been fired for posing nude in playboy before she became a teacher parents of found out about this demand that she be fired because her past was inappropriate and that it was a distraction in the classroom well this was something she did in the past which was legal so this 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 when they have to fire every teacher with a handicap or abnormal parents on the other hand though teachers are supposed to be people for children to respect and to look up to and when you're spares teachers willing to sell the good stuff for money to playboy it is
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a lot harder respect that sort of person and it sure isn't a good example for my daughter this is actually very complex issue but all i can say is that you should really try to fight the temptation to make quick money with some nude photos it could come back to haunt you but that's just my opinion. wealthy british style. time. markets why not scandals. find out what's really happening to the global economy in these kinds of reports on our t.v. . speak to language. programs in documentaries in arabic in school here on. reporting from the world talks about six seven zero eight p interviews intriguing stories for you.
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to find out more. is it all teeth dog called. his lover into an amazon. that was in my dream for so long. but he couldn't hold on to. their research it seemed as alex growing a teacher. now she runs her own i was in a factory where they strolled down a challenge to man there's no alcohol or smoking and even coffee is forbidden they worship just fine and also. and learn martial arts.
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at the floor i don't want to be a man i still want to be a beautiful and talented woman to me was. i can say honey kook and clean. but i do it all dad with a lot of it but i also love my martial arts i would have been the only happy being born em on amazon i don't call myself an amazon to associate myself with those two women in the ancient times. i can sense of the spirit inside myself. which. is seen by some as the supremest to others say he just creates legends he founded a combat version of gopac the traditional ukrainian.


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