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to be in. a so said lost in the russian city of volgograd kills force your passengers on a bus less than a day after a deadly bombing ripped through the city's train station. meanwhile russia's president vladimir putin orders times of security across the whole country in the wake of the bombings are seen best against the security situation and sultry the host city of the upcoming winter olympics. our the top story this hour artificial intelligence u.s. government routinely bugging computer gadgets catching online according to fresh n.s.a. leaks published in germany. and syria misses its yeah and deadline for reading itself a toxic weapon as we speak exclusively to the how to build an ice age where they
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prohibit chemical weapons to find out why. this is all seen to national coming to live from moscow hello and welcome to the program for the second time in just two days the russian city of volgograd has been targeted by terrorists today fourteen people have been killed after a suicide bomber blew up on a bus less than twenty four hours earlier a similar assault on the city's railway station claimed at least seventeen lives. howell is following developments involve the ground for. i am here in the marketplace where that troll a bus exploded this morning at eight thirty in the morning causing massive deaths bodies everywhere a lot of information that is still coming out about the stroll the attack that
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happened this morning it has been confirmed that there was a suicide bomber on that trolling bus that claimed these lives we have an eyewitness account of this event. i was in my way from work to the u. turn and then i heard a blast i was already standing in a queue and one of the other drivers asked if there was an explosion there was no panic but i hurt screens so i drove by to save the children and help people but they told me that only the driver of the bus was injured and so i took the driver surrogate to the hospital sergey told me that the conductor had died he also said that the cabin wasn't completely full but i saw around six corpses myself. at the moment of the explosion i was at home that's about one hundred fifty meters away from the bus stop the shock wave was really strong so my whole family jumped up from their beds after ten minutes i ran from my place to the bus stop and saw a great number of dead bodies parts of bodies and clothes i could smell t.n.t.
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immediately droves of ambulances arrived police cars and governor's vehicles and the investigation began i just saw bodies lying on both sides near the bus ambulances took a lot of them i don't know which ones were dead or alive. and the monster responsible for this clearly ended clearly wanted a maximum death toll in the way that he went about doing this this morning now we do have investigators that are giving us more information regarding what happened this morning based on preliminary results we can already say that a terrorist suicide bomber activated the bomb it was a male parts of his body were taken from the scene of the blast and sent for d.n.a. testing to determine who he was also we can say that the explosion had the force of no less than four kilograms of t.n.t. just as the device at the train station it contained damage agent and since there
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were the same damage agents discovered in both cases both attacks were connected they possibly could have even been made in the same place law enforcement officials they are heavy on the ground here and security has obviously been tightened all throughout russia but particularly here in this city as these two attacks that happened within twenty four hours of each other with the first bombing of the train station a lot of information is still forthcoming but taking a look at what's happened so far volgograd busy train station it was rocked by the blast of a terrorist bomb on sunday afternoon shards of metal ripped through an area around a security checkpoint as passengers waited for their luggage to be inspected officials say the bomb was equivalent to at least ten kilos of t.n.t. and only the security barrier prevented this scene of devastation from becoming much worse but it's impossible to calculate the toll something like this has on its victims many are still reeling. from it i bent down to collect my documents when
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i saw a flash of light and there was a blast i was thrown back by the explosion when i came to my senses a man was carrying me only outside was i able to get a breath of air and saw the. what was happening. my son father and niece were inside the train station when the blast went off their old intensive care now they're badly injured they were headed for a train to moscow but never made it a second bomb was later discovered it had failed to detonate this is the second time in just a few months that this southern russian city has been the target of extremist october suicide blast on a passenger bus which killed six and entered over thirty others it's still raw in the memories the people here governments around the world are beginning to realize that finding international terror threats can only be done globally as both
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organized cells and lone terrorist continue to slip through law enforcements nets we're talking about asia how does the movement which is linked to al qaida that is . just in russia but also in other countries including in syria as we know now now the direct motive is not different from the previous attacks on moscow on other locations inside russia and i would say is not so different from attacks that has happened around the world okada c.b.s. against democracies against countries that they want to consider as enemies with a tragedy like this one that hit volgograd just days ahead of the new year's celebrations it's no surprise authorities thought it more appropriate to cancel the festivities and to clear the first three days of twenty point as a period of mourning in volgograd margaret how will r.t.e. . season augured howell is following about and so on the same back and you can also get regular updates on her twits and that she says locals and this is here
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struggling to come to terms with the tragedy is that while keeping an eye on the investigation follow mockers own hand on twitter for the heat. to be in the. meanwhile russia's president has met with top government officials and ordered security to be put on high alert following the bombings. the latest or. the tightening the of the security measures across the entire country that was one of the results of the numerous meetings during which the russian president has conducted throughout monday that particular result was the outcome of his meeting with a national and to terrorist community prior to that president putin has met with the heads of the securities of the federal security service and ministry of the interior who have updated him on the information on this issue ation in the volgograd region and on the nearby regions as well coming out of that meeting the head of the federal security service jetted off to volgograd to oversee the
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situation there personally he has already said that they have enough clues which allow them the investigators to hope that the investigation into the organizers those who have who have been standing behind these terror attacks will be complete soon also of course we have on the ground the ministry of the emergencies who are working day and night in order to alleviate the situation somehow for people who have lost their loved ones and who may be in need of medical care here is how the minister of the emergency situation describes their work. we are putting our forces on high alert in the entire region also as president putin ordered every family that suffered from major attacks will be compensated we're also establishing constant communication with volgograd and from there will be transporting all the injured to moscow st petersburg and other regions the families of those who died in the terror attacks will receive one million rubles that's about thirty thousand
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dollars and those who have been injured in these terror attacks will also receive monetary compensation albeit a slightly lower one now when it comes to international reaction when we know that at this point russian president has spoken on the phone with the president of france and the two leaders have agreed to work together in order to in order to lessen the terrorist activity and danger in both of their countries also the ministry of foreign affairs has come out with the statements. criminal attacks in volgograd as well as terrorist attacks in the u.s. syria iraq libya afghanistan and other countries organized in the same part inspired by the same thinking this taken from the ministry of foreign affairs has also condemned the dividing terrorists into the wrong kind and the right kind depending on the geo political goals that the person or the entities who are making
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their judgment are trying to reach a sensually and that is according to their minister of foreign affairs any sort of terrorism is a crime and reaction to the balance in volgograd has been coming in international leaders have been offering their sympathies to those affected that's an across life fast life in london so i want how do you been hearing so far. well worldwide leaders have expressed condolences and we take a look at some of that international reaction now we've heard from the israeli prime minister netanyahu saying that the attacks serve as a painful reminder of the urgent need to join forces and united effort to eradicate the dangerous scourge of terrorism and we first also heard from a number of high level political leaders of course you've got the french president hollande we've heard from german chancellor angela merkel who sent a letter of condolence to president putin expressing her grief over the attacks
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that took place in volgograd at the u.s. department of state released a statement saying that the u.s. condemns on the strongest terms the attacks and the u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon also expressing his sympathies in calling for the perpetrators to be brought to justice around the world in the aftermath of those attacks i think that's a very much what we've heard kate is the calls for a unified approach to addressing the issue of terrorism worldwide. live from london sara thank you very much indeed for that update and james called it as so the independent news website the colbert report there's a certain irony about the sorrow being expressed by foreign leaders in the wake of the bombings in russia. the current secretary general of nato anders fogh rasmussen has just taken to twitter to give his condolences to the people of russia on this tragedy. being a particularly sad irony because of course many of the chechen rebels have been
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harbored through e.u. political asylum in european nations and in nato countries themselves including france and poland and britain where of course one of the former chechen rebel leaders are men zacky of has been residing for a number of years now of course the islamic radicals are the ones that tend to carry out these attacks but the ones that are directing funding fostering and training them tend to be elsewhere located elsewhere and of course we have for example the testimony of former f.b.i. whistle blower civil admins talking about operation gladio be earlier this year she was talking about how this this operation was a nato fund is an ongoing nato funded operation in cooperation with the pentagon to stir up islamic radical terrorism specifically in the north caucasus region and the surrounding area as a type of threat directed at russia and of course that china is well sitting right there on russia's doorstep so i think we have to see this in that context and as a potential larger geopolitical threat to russia. well closely following the
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developments and you can always had to alter the whole one minute by minute timeline involved of iran. will continue with coverage. statements. if you leave the. economic ups and downs in the final month the longer the deal and the rest of the. case you will be everything we own all today.
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one of the wonderful strong arming a lot of the new knowledge base i describe you know alone. a pleasure to have you with us here on our team today on researcher. this is not international and we are starting with this suicide attacks in volgograd it's being speculated that the timing is linked to the upcoming winter olympic games in sultry that start in less than six weeks but both volgograd and sochi are in the same region of course but if you take a look at them up the distance between them is about one thousand kilometers
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a spokesman from the international olympic committee expressed confidence that the russian authorities will be able to keep the games safe also used to being let's say reports now from such. the news no doubt have been received with shock and condolences are going out to those who have lost loved ones in a ball go to the international olympic committee has said that they trust that russia will provide a safe haven come the winter olympics in twenty forty in terms of russia's olympic committee they have always had a plan for security even going as far as spending money when it comes to security technology i want to add look station to actually witness some of the technology in the use and when you go in there certainly a sense of calmness within the station you go through the scanners at the check ins and commuters alike that that those scanners and checks make us all feel safe and they're needed we spoke to a former member of the alpha and anti terror special forces unit and he said some
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of the confidence that the olympic committee shades more photos but. all the attacks in volgograd are part of the same chain the terrorists are trying to incite fear ahead of the winter olympics so that people become scared to go to saudi no wonder they've chosen the holiday season for this to make it even more painful for the people and to draw plenty of world attention but i believe this won't have any effect on the olympics and the people who are planning to come will still do so they can be sure of their safety because almost two billion dollars have been allocated to security measures that's even more than the sum for the london olympics now in terms of the russian olympic security. plan for the olympics we know that twenty three thousand police officers will be deployed up to ten thousand military troops who will dig deep deep to be deployed as well including twenty eight three thousand of the emergency services also will
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be out here during the olympic time as well everybody else within the city we've been seeing already police officers patrolling around the cities particularly at those special. places that we see in the events of the twenty fourteen olympics and also the people who've been working on the construction who've all come to sochi during that time building this city up will we are set to leave the city come the end of december and then in terms of the transport hubs vehicles would be limited on the roads starting a from at the end of december only people with special crosses will be allowed to go on the roads now of course of those numbers that i'm you know we're looking forward in the next couple of days to see if indeed officials will want to extend to the amount of those numbers that we've heard from the special police services that will be here for their limpid time. and online for you right now we're providing in-depth coverage of events in vulgar grant. dot com for live on images
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and analysis of that time. plus our emotions section our website holographic reader share in the aftermath of the blasts from our. public transport has been a frequent target for terror attacks internationally in one thousand nine hundred ninety five so she in people were killed in tokyo and over four thousand injured by a sarin gas attack on the subway in march two thousand and four co-operated bombings hit the train system in madrid one hundred and ninety one people died and over a thousand were wounded july two thousand and five saw a series of suicide attacks in london targeting the underground and buses there fifty two people were killed and around seven hundred injured and of course the nine eleven tragedy also involved transport for passenger planes were hijacked by
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al qaeda terrorists and flown into a number of targets including the world trade center in new york almost three thousand people died and thousands more were injured journalist and broadcaster neil clark things western governments actions to tackle terror are inconsistent despite the global nature of the threat. western approach to terrorism has been very consistent because we're told on the one hand that the west implacably opposed to radical islamic terrorism and that it's the biggest it's a school shooting vanity etc and yet on the other hand we have the west lining up with radical islamic terrorists in syria you know back on the same side as al qaeda trying to topple a secular government now the west has got to i think change its relationship with saudi arabia which is a major sponsor of a lot of these radical islamic groups around the world the west has got to realize its foreign policy the trouble if you look at syria for example the west is actually on the same side as a terrorist because it's because of its relationships with large between we're saudi arabia and israel who both want that region and syria to be removed so i
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think we need a shift in the western capitals i think we need to get to work closer with russia because where there is closer cooperation we saw that with the boston bombings in we when we had the russian warnings about the south sarina brothers were ignored by the americans because their game there was a tendency so it's russian warnings taken with peter salt and so unless the west does work cooperate more seriously with russia as equal partners in this battle against the radical terrorist groups you know that's the product that met that's the major shift that's got to happen. in syria the western banks militants have severely disrupted what's your read the country of its chemical weapons the latest deadline which is just a day away well that missed this additional wiles' a part of town a biker speaks exclusively to the director drain hole there when a station for the prohibiting of chemical weapons and asks how much has been achieved in twenty or thirty. and you call two thousand and thirteen
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a truly historical hero here that saw the office of w. embark on probably the biggest challenge in its history but i wonder how much progress has been achieved so far the progress has been cost says it will. several categories of chemical weapons have already been destroyed and chemical weapons production facilities have been rendered to unusable you know very short time all chemical weapons were identified to prepare it for transport to. syria now despite these successes that you just mentioned the dad line with the removal of category one agent that deadline is going to be missed i wonder whose responsibility do you think that it is the russian federation as well as others of the other co-sponsor of the process of the united states and the united nations have been very active in the past weeks in delivering the necessary equipment for transportation and most of the equipment made a little and we expect to see you know authorities to action soon so i wouldn't
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blame anyone for that distillate so there are some objective reasons for the. those delays couple of weeks ago western powers flatly refused to provide the syrian government with the military equipment to protect that convoy from their tags by the rebel forces i wonder if there has been any progress on that front transportation the road transport to me to syria is the responsibility of the syrian government the syrian authorities they will have to take the necessary security measures and they will be responsible of the safety and security of transport titian face of course this you know authorities have requested some assistance and the russian federation and others reaching states parties have provided you know a lot of logistics support and provide some equipment and financial support to. so
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i hope that this support will be you could see the torches will have to make. an effort in this respect now as far as i understand your inspectors on the ground are not planning to accompany these convoys your role it will delimited to their of flying the loading process in damascus and the offloading in law taqiyya and i wonder why not because obviously some members of the international community. distrust the assad government very much so why not go all the way in verifying be compliance of the syrian regime. there are we have very strict rules all fifty three have been applying over the years so it's sixteen years and our experts determine the. on sites where the chemical weapons will be a lot to two on trucks as well as some verification you know mechanism in place in that ikea before loading on ships it would be adequate and that's what we are going
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to do. if you are considering buying a new laptop online you might want to think twice because u.s. intelligence agencies are reportedly planting bombs on them before they reach their destination german news magazine dash to go as there is a special an a c. unit is dedicated to the task. the latest revelations that have come out from edward snowden that have been reported and beagle seem to show that the n.s.a. spying snooping capabilities are far beyond what we previously thought not only can they listen to our phone calls listen to our e-mails but that in fact anything you would you buy may already come fully equipped with n.s.c. hardware now never mind scientists workshop they talk about a secret workshop that would install chips into computers that may be sold in
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certain areas that the n.s.a. deems to be worth looking into. so that means that anybody that received a computer for christmas have a look inside it may well be something you didn't quite expect in their know as well as that it also the latest revelations that were reported and also go into the fact that the underwater cables that connect us all around the world have also been hacked by the n.s.a. and yes we're all being split on and they all they know everything what we're looking at in not only can they access what we are sending over the internet but in case it may well be that the hardware that we we send those messages with has already being tampered with we're closely watching the latest developments in the wake of the bombings in volgograd on air and online as well as you remember so side
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blast has killed fourteen people on a bus injuring over forty including three children. the sort of i can't remember anything i was deafened by the blast we had almost reached the bus stop when the explosion went off it was like an electric shock all over my body i can't remember i didn't see anyone i was sitting and looking out of the window when it happened i think i was the last to be carried out of the charlie bass. they've lost went up as the bounce was approaching and knocking during the morning rush hour investigators say that time was carried on by a male suicide bomber it's came less than twenty four hours after a sim in the building thomas had this is a railway station claiming seventy lines. and up next one meets mothers in russia's republic of english fans here who never lost hope of turning back sounds away from that part of extremism the documentary my son is the actors terrorist in
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a few moments here on news. i'm an old school kind of guy i like tradition and heritage and all that stuff when i look to the past i see that there's a lot that we could learn from our ancestors however one thing we don't need from them are debtors prisons which according to a fox news report are somehow on the rise in the united states in the twenty first century the a.c.l.u. and the britain center for justice claim that the local courts have been sending individuals with unpaid fines and fees jail which the courts may not even realize is illegal these courts are locking up people with fines that have exploded in size due to interest imposed on the initial amount and for the representation they had when they were in court which i always thought was supposed to be free but worst of
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all are still in prison for fees they occurred while being in prison like having the audacity to use toilet paper hey that's taxpayer money down the toilet the kicker to this all is that throwing people in prison for their public debts costs more than the debts the prisoners have to pay off that's right the local governments lose money doing this someone please resurrect the founding fathers america is running out of time if you aren't worried about this comeback of debtors' prisons are you think those red. deserve it let me ask you something how's it going with paying off all your loans and bills i hope for your sake you don't miss a payment but fashion just my opinion. right
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on the scene. first street. and i think the church. on our reporters twitter. and instagram. could be in the know. on. i beg you please leave your father and your brother all here when you must think of your wife and children think of your family yet you please come out i promise you that not a hair on your head will be called.


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