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thank you i ask obama to bring my dad back to life as the civilian death toll from u.s. drone strikes in yemen continues to rise manages to reach one remote village to see the effects. this is all that remains from a u.s. predator drone strike right here in yemen that killed two suspected members of al qaeda but also civilians so the loss of innocent lives justified in the fight against al qaeda stay with us as we report from one of the front lines in the war on terror. and moscow is optimistic about the upcoming nuclear talks with iran saying there's a real chance of hammering out a deal despite staunch opposition from france and israel. by video of a boeing seven thirty seven nose diving. raising more questions as flight data
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recorders have now arrived in moscow for analysis. the world's top headlines a lot from moscow with me rule re sushi i welcome to the program today first breaking news for you this hour in lebanon two explosions have rocked the capital beirut very near the iranian embassy according to security officials at least fifteen people were killed at the same sources say the first explosion was a suicide blast followed minutes later by a. one hundred kilograms of explosives more on this story as soon as we get it here on. but for now on the. the program yemen is one of the
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hardest hit targets of america's deadly drone campaign but its fight president obama's promise of more transparency relatively little is known about who is actually being killed. off was able to reach one yemeni village where she was able to witness the devastating effects of the drone strikes. it says no faith for the one who has no trust but both are now in short supply in this part of yemen for months the class has been without its mouth teacher and this pupil without his father this is the big show about a charity i didn't ask his name is still on the staff schedule but i leave hasn't been here since signing out of class on january twenty third the last the day the finality the father of three was killed by a u.s. drone alongside his twenty year old cousin salim a college student who drove them in a borrowed to yoda they picked up two strangers who turned out to be suspected al
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qaeda militants witnesses reported a whirring sound in the sky then missiles struck their car. the smell of death was everywhere some of the bodies were burned beyond recognition the rest were ripped to shreds and scattered all around. i found a part of saleman side the car the rest was outside we only recognised him by a piece of his trousers. you couldn't tell who was who if they were even human it was sickening. one drone change the sleepy farming village for ever less than an hour's drive from yemen's capital kabul lawn is far removed from al qaeda operations but without warning it was thrust into the war on terror. saleem's mother shows me where her son used to sleep she can't bear to get rid of his things although she knows she'll never return home. and help us i don't understand until the next day that an american drone killed my son why tell me may allah deprive
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them of their souls like they robbed us of our son he was the only one providing for this family all we have left now is our tears we only target al qaeda and its associated force and even then the use of drones is heavily constrained before any strike is taken there must be nearest. certainly but no civilians will be killed or injured the highest standard we can set. out. except there was a deadly failure yemen's interior ministry confirms the cousins had no links to terrorism in a country where tribal ties surmount all the loss was felt far beyond the family the white house has never acknowledged the deaths let alone the strike but mohamed shows me the evidence this is what kills them what's thought to be a fragment of a hellfire missile launched from a drone. the u.s. believes this is its best weapon against al qaeda although not officially at war in
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yemen the covert drone campaign has been dramatically ramped up here under president obama. yemen's al qaeda threat is real it's a lot of attacks on international airliners and caused hundreds of deaths the cia described it as the most dangerous and active branch of the terrorist network. the defense is that drone strikes have seriously damaged his ability to plan attacks but critics here say it's doing the exact opposite it does not. contain the growth of the facts that may have contributed to the growth and expansion of the at some point when we can slide enough powerful enough then to be able to inflict serious damage the u.s. war on terror has no borders often waged remotely with cruise missiles and drones it's an undeclared global battlefield in which yemen is just one of the front lines
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of fight against groups like al qaida in which ordinary civilians also end up paying a price. i ask obama to bring my dad back to life. all the kids at school have their fathers but we don't. reporting in come on in yemen i'm lucy catherine. and now a delegate. from yemen is due to meet u.s. lawmakers to push for an end to the. news of drone strike victims also voiced the pain of this of an international conference just over the weekend in washington but activists were there as well calling for more transparency and accountability with some declaring america's unmanned aircraft campaign to be that hope a form of terrorism it was heartbreaking to hear these stories of people who had not even heard about the united states didn't know why these missiles were coming down and attacking them you know people who have committed suicide because of the mental pressure of having these drones hover overhead twenty four hours
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a day in my mind having missiles come out of the sky from out of nowhere and attacking families is a form of terrorism. so i don't know how you can determine that somebody is a terrorist without presenting evidence against them and that's what the geneva conventions call for so you know these drone strikes violate many many tenets of the geneva conventions they violate the sovereignty of the foreign countries that we're attacking the drone attacks are not only you know not effective but they're actually counter effective because absolutely we are creating more enemies with every innocent person that we kill coming your way this hour here on our t.v. the business of spying. the suspect that scans my face it recognizes that i'm female and age between thirty and forty by it then sends that information back to advertise to learn how facial recognition systems are
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being deployed to help big companies sell their products to unsuspecting consumers . but for now the u.s. secretary of state john kerry he played down the israeli prime minister's fears that a possible nuclear deal with iran would threaten israel security while france though insists sanctions would be lifted only if to iran gives up its entire nuclear program but russia which will also take part in the latest round of talks on wednesday still things there is hope that an agreement can be met as artie's poll scott reports. on monday at the initiative of russian president vladimir putin he and his iranian counterpart hassen rouhani had a phone conversation after which the russian president was quoted as saying that he believes there is now a real chance that iran and the international community can come to an agreement over the country's nuclear program an agreement that would eventually seeing the
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easing of sanctions on the country now the storm just opposition to that move is coming from israel who has strong support from france france of course are in the negotiating group in fact french president francois hollande has been in israel prior to those talks in geneva on wednesday but despite the documented differences after the first round of talks. optimism is shared by russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov you're the residual of these three speculations of the positive shift we now see in negotiations over iran's nuclear program has only become possible because of pressure coming from sanctions against it i suggest we leave it to historians to decide we as diplomats simply can't afford to be dragged into these meaningless discussions we now have a real chance to sign a solid deal with him if we let speculation lead us astray we could lose this chance there are many who will be very upset if the talks collapse once again it's . also went on to say that tehran has agreed to two stipulations specified
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specified by france at those talks that is to stop enriching uranium to twenty percent all together and to limit the amount of uranium enriched to three and a half percent so it does seem that ahead of wednesday's talks there is a real sense of optimism that there could be a breakthrough which could end this decade long standoff on these polls got right that now we've also spoken to jamal abdi policy director of the national iranian american council he believes israeli prime minister netanyahu is against any deal with iran on principle even if it does favor his own people. this is actually very concerning for for israelis to see their prime minister going out and lobbying against a deal that would actually be in the interests of everybody in the region who doesn't want to see iran potentially have the ability to build a nuclear weapon that's what this deal does and what that benjamin netanyahu was never in favor of getting
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a deal he's more concerned with keeping iran isolated with advancing his own you know geostrategic ambitions and that's the same case for the saudis so now they see that there's actually a deal on the table that would achieve the stated goal of putting measures in place that we can verifiably assure the world that iran does not have a nuclear weapons program they're trying to undermine it this is r.t. now the flight data recorders from a boeing passenger jet which crashed near the russian city of cazan killing all fifty on board have now been delivered right here to moscow investigators hope they will help to shed light on what caused the plane to nosedive. you could print off reports from the scene of the tragedy. the final traumatic moments of a flight that had almost completed its journey forty four passengers six crew members everyone on board gone. such a good boy healthy and handsome what he had
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a good family his son is only three years old he made many plans for the future a tragedy that meant family friends and colleagues in their rivals for waiting to welcome their friends and loved ones home or instead reading their last. meeting his two associates yana from moscow and donna from cameras in england one of the two foreigners on board that moscow took us on flight they were on their way to take part in a business master class for local students. we all knew what happened but many kept hoping until the very last moment that their relative sense survived horrific picture many became hysterical doctors help because some lost consciousness others had to lean on walls. just are close at hand to ready for the victim's relatives whenever they were needed ambulances are also on standby for when the shock is too much to bear will be stuck complications we're going to pick asian in america began government in its campus there nobody's only fragments the force and speed of the
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impact means there are a few clues right now the flight recorders have been taken to moscow since they were badly damaged but could reveal what was said in the final few minutes in the cockpit and whether the plane was functioning normally twenty four hours after sunday's plane crash flights have resumed an international airport but it's not business as usual scores of people have been coming in bringing flowers to show their respects to the victims while the state of new evidence giving answers the latest footage of the crash is only raising further questions you've got this kind of artsy republic. we've got all the latest information on this tragic flight dot com you can have a look at the live updates section. sorry still ahead for you here on an odd scene while u.s. officials mall over whether to bring cyber currencies on the control of value of a coin is soaring tell you more on that in just a. little
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girl in the future. newsman's show willing of all the technology keeping the moscow metro rolling with new modeling in techniques make waves in the oil industry and a dream team of robots to places too dangerous for humans. to ninefold the latest news and innovations here on should know she update him on the road we've got the future of coverage. on it on your cultural phenomena like should be making news all the face time you know. it was.
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a pleasure to have you with us here on t.v. today i'm sure. thanks for joining us here on our today becoming to you live from moscow a reminder now of our breaking news for you this hour in lebanon two explosions have rocked the capital beirut just meters away from the iranian embassy in an area known as a hezbollah stronghold according to security fishelson at least fifteen people were killed and dozens more hurt many of the victims of civilians but some of the embassies security guards who were also injured security sources say the first explosion was a suicide blast followed minutes later by a car bomb which used over one hundred kilograms of explosives more of the story here in r.t. a soon as we get it. but for now here on the program the value of
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bitcoin skyrocketed to a new record today reaching nine hundred dollars now the cyber currency cuts out banks and governments offering traders almost as much privacy as cash making it a blessing for users all around the world but it's causing a headache on capitol hill and that's why the senate held a special hearing on the implications of digital currencies guy in a chicken and investigates. us line foresman officials we heard about all the bad things related to virtual money we heard that cyber criminals love it drug dealers use it terrorists are looking into it child pornography is bought and sold with virtual money to direct the treasury department's financial crimes in force my network even suggested that the stateless currency may have been created to facilitate illegal activity because it bypasses central banks and government regulations here's what the u.s. secret service said. while digital currencies may provide potential benefits they
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present real risks through use by the criminal and terrorist organizations trying to conceal their list of activity and as such digital currencies challenge law enforcement's ability to carry out our responsibilities to enforce the law and suppress criminal activity the chairman of the homeland security and governmental affairs committee asked what congress can do to help the agency's crackdown on what they described in such dark colors the lie of force one official said there are good with the existing laws including the patriot act the language of which is broad enough to allow the agencies to go after the new players in the world of virtual money but they did say they expected the big corners and others providing money exchange services online to report to the u.s. treasury and generally to comply with existing regulations like getting a money transmit a license and so on following the officials testifying in congress where the gentleman from the big question foundation the chairman of the committee senator
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carper questioned them and at the end quote it albert einstein's wife mrs einstein who produce quite brilliant in her own right and. asked her if she understood her husband's theory of relativity and she allegedly responded i understand the words but not the sentences so with regard to virtual currency it is fair to say the us congress understands the words but not sentences which is true for the public in general users are not exactly the average consumer for now in washington i'm going to check out and we spoke to a patrick muck a general counsel for the bitcoin foundation he believes the government should not be trying to burden the digital currency and so called a new batch of regulation. if you are operating a big queen service company most likely you fall into an existing regulatory framework if you're building securities around big quine then most likely that use of the protocol will have you regulated by the securities and exchange commission
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if you're using it as a money service then most likely your money service business those are highly regulated businesses and industries today so there's not a need for new regulation in the space it's just a matter of the service industry around being built up and integrating that into the traditional system so let's see how things turn out whether it's a currency or a payment network or both let's see how it shapes out a little over time before we rush to create new laws or regulations around this or every hour on the hour loads of stories that are including right now trillions and trillions of calculations every second and that's exactly what china's most powerful supercomputer is capable of leaving its closest rival far behind you can find out how wide the margin is on the website at all it's a dot com. also there right now what can land you behind bars in kuwait one local
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just a twitter post was enough for a five year sentence those details on the website right now. for the meantime on r t one of the world's largest retailers british supermarket chain tesco is planning to install facial recognition technology to improve its advertising strategy now privacy campaign is concerned about the program which identifies customers by targeting them with customized based on their age and gender. investing. so you say it's the day morning i will can to a shop it is all the usual stuff plus a special camera that scans my face it recognizes that i'm female and aged between thirty and forty five then says that information back to advertises who collects it to establish a pattern of who goes into the shop from now on on thursday mornings customers will
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be bombarded with. shampoo and fashion magazine. if you think about something out of a futuristic movie think again it's what's happening now tesco the u.k.'s biggest supermarket chain is planning to introduce facial scanning technology in its petrol stations with a view to targeting advertising at the demographic that uses the shop most times of day even the c.e.o. of the company that makes the technology says it's like something out of minority reports seemingly not realizing that comparing something to a film about the negative effects of having technology in media everywhere is a bad thing but tesco to friends the proud to say it's not new technology and isn't capable of facial recognition all in the name of advertising customers permission would be sought and previously campaign is worried it could be the tip of the
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iceberg with technology improving all the time how long before you are being tracked identify why you pay for your groceries lower smith reporting courts in some book a holding more green peace hearings after three russian members of the group were granted bail on monday a total of thirty companies were arrested two months ago in the arctic while trying to board an oil rig all of these were for optional joining us live now from some petersburg the latest on this a good to see you maria what is happening. the day. coterie russian investigators have applied to court here in st petersburg to prolong the pretrial detention for roll so-called arctic thirty. saying they need more time at least three more months to complete their probe with ace week marks two months since thirty men and women from nineteen different countries mostly greenpeace
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activists but also the arctic sunrise icebreaker crew and two journalists were detained on monday the first hearing started and the judges already decided to keep the russians jail one till february one activist from australia while released on bail to a three other participants of russian citizen ship but there are a total of thirty applications and all of them have to be started and examined by the judges this is why we'll see definitely more hearings and more court rulings this week greenpeace international already said that they condemned this decision and even this request from russia's investigative committee is saying that there has been time enough for them to find out what happened and this is a legal now to ask for the extension and they would appeal this. as you were saying the cases certainly are drawing a lot of attention not just in russia but all around the world or any idea has it affected russia's global image at all do you think. for the
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arrest of these people has already sparked worldwide criticism with people in more than forty countries taking to the streets to for one hand express their solidarity is so dirty with the detainees and from another hand to protest against this decision over russia's court some celebrities have also addressed russia's move the ship asking to free the detainees and it also led to a diplomatic row between russia and. now the lens at whose flag the arctic sunrise vessel was traveling under after dutch authorities asked for international maritime tribunals mosco dismissed the request but i have to remind the viewers that these people were arrested in september when they arrived to russia's northern pick shura c. close to put as lol now offshore all drilling rig in the arctic it's owned by russia's energy joint gasper and so far it is the only one of these
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kind in the area and they try to organize a protest against the drilling in the area and they've tried to hold themselves on the platform and that was not for the first time they tried that as last year they managed actually to get on this platform and spend more than ten hours there and at that time already greenpeace was warned north to do this again not to try to repeat this stunt but the pressure group a period piece here in the waters of the arctic again and again tried to hold themselves on the platform and they were immediately arrested by russia's coast guard of course the investigation still continues and it's too to be. clarified exactly what happened and how it should be classified but of course it is a very controversial case. for national life and so petersburg thank you.
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and thank you for joining us here on the program today i'm stepping aside from max keiser who asked the question why do you have to work monday through friday according to somebody else who is quote and demands because a report is coming your way. dramas that could be ignored. stories understood. houston noticing. the faces changing room walls lights now. so picture of today's leaves. on demand from around the globe. local. t.v. . torch is on its epic journey to such
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hopes may rise with the market but honey you're not safe there so you run to the fed to the safety of the printing press but there is panic on the streets of comix schiller nasdaq of the l b m a i wondered to myself down the field just go bang the bluff of bankers because the money that they owe to the pit it does so much to ruin our low. blows of printers. that i write more seeing what i got for me yes hang the printers isn't the first headline essentially global art market sizzles with one hundred forty two million dollar bacon sale the record breaking one hundred forty two point four million dollars sale of francis bacon's three studies of lucian freud shows confidence in the art market and that the very wealthy see it as a safe haven for their money experts said yeah francis bacon triptych. multi hundred million dollars sell andy warhol new record high because
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all the money that's being printed to bail out the banks is going into the art market so you have a zombie banks you have them in the u.s. you have them in the u.k. big story today in the financial press of the u.k. that these zombie corporations are thousands of them in the u.k. they're only kept alive by money printing a transfusion of caffe but of course the necessity to continue transfusing cash to them is preventing the other players in this market from becoming active is preventing competition from manifesting itself is preventing real jobs paying real wages to spring forward and to create a dynamic into them and into them in the marketplace but the art market however is taking all that cash you see and it's driving it much much higher you see.


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