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it's just after two pm here in the russian capital this is with me it's good to have you with us today. according to investigators the surviving suspect in the boston marathon bombings says america's wars in iraq and afghanistan that led him and his brother to carry out the worst u.s. based attack since nine eleven after questioning nineteen year old. police believe the bombers were acting on their own initiative and are not linked to any foreign terrorist group or reporting from boston. as the nineteen year old boston bombing suspect dzhokhar tsar naiads condition improves from serious to fair he's beginning to reveal information to investigators from what we're hearing on the ground according to official start of has said that the motive behind the two bombings that took place on monday april fifteenth for the wars you what the u.s. has been fighting in iraq and afghanistan according to officials are now it has
also said that him and his brother were self radhika lies he allegedly says that the two brothers were not involved and were not in contact with any foreign extremist groups and that they learned everything themselves by basically going online and learning how to build build the bombs through the internet he has also said that his older brother to milan's are naive who was twenty six years old at the time of the bombings is according to joe hart the mastermind behind the attacks that they carried out now here in boston right now obviously as this investigation continues the barricades of the area that was cordoned off at the finishing line of the boston marathon are being removed we know that the eight year old victim of the bombings has been laid to rest here on tuesday and earlier boston the hospitals also announced that the number of people injured has risen from over one hundred seventy five to two hundred and sixty people now as this information comes in in
terms of just hard being able to share more of course we have to remind our viewers that he is that he has been charged with the use of weapons of mass destruction as well as militias destruction of property resulting in death and what this means is that your heart's her knife is now faced with a death penalty or any number of years behind bars including being imprisoned for life he's also faced with a fine of two hundred fifty thousand u.s. dollars and obviously he's being treated. is a federal criminal right now although there were talk earlier about the possibility of trying him in a military tribunal but the white house has revoked this option it's also important to mention that of course the f.b.i. now is being grilled about their knowledge of the older brother tamerlan certain i have traveling to russia back in two thousand and twelve because of course according to our knowledge russian officials advised the united states to look into
his identity to see whether or not he could possibly be involved with any kind of extremist radical groups and the f.b.i. back then two years ago deemed him not dangerous and freedom up and of course has been receiving major criticism here in boston and throughout the united states with people saying that possibly maybe this attack could have been prevented we're continuing reporting from the ground as the story develops and associates you're going to party boston massachusetts i'm a charlie mcgrath the founder of the media outlets a wide awake news he says it's the ultimately the war on terror itself the breeds violence instead of coping. radicalizing the world seems to be what we're really good at right now getting people angry at this nation certainly seems to be a valid argument that is going to be brought before us in the puter we've been waging a war on terror for over a decade we've destabilized how many countries and we're killing how many nationals that have nothing to do with terrorism whatsoever and we're doing it for reasons
that the american people been lied to overwrite weapons of mass destruction and so on so ken this lead to people becoming hostile towards the west how can it not affect the columbia law school's human rights institute six months ago came out the report showing a that obama is exponentially increased the number of drone strikes since he's been president but it didn't ninety eight percent of the casualties and drone strikes are civilian so it's fifty civilians killed for every one so-called high value target that's being killed by the notion we want peace with the rest of the world well that's all we're that's all talk when the cameras are on and those cameras are on the drones why people die. nato's top military officer says the european countries need to spend more on defense because they're free riding on american funding officials warned the u.s. led bloc is rapidly losing effectiveness and unity crisis hit nato states forced to slash their spending has already chopped off forty five billion dollars off the
alliance's treasury and at best equivalent of germany's entire military budget and the number of european troops in the u.s. led bloc is also plummeted from two point five million in two thousand now to just one point eight six million and a while the us is a trimming is to fend spending its share of the budget is still risen to seventy five percent of the total as a tester are still a reports from brussels the rift between alliance members is a growing overpaying for an on clear future. the nato secretary general anders fogh rasmussen had actually come out and warned its partners against the danger of more defense spending cuts as we've already seen especially from its european partners so this opinion was also echoed by the outgo a u.s. defense secretary leon panetta he said that if this trend does continue to be alliance it could be in danger of moving into what he called a collective military irrelevance so there's the question of whether or not it will
actually still be relevant given the decrease in its capabilities and opinion also . echoed by the former u.s. defense secretary robert gates and there are signals coming from the u.s. that they are not keen on continuing that kind of partnership with this sort of inequality and also looking at the u.s. his own budget costs as well as its shift in priority especially after we've heard that pivot to asia so they have their own concerns with their questioning the kind of reliance the kind of partnership that they have especially with european countries moving forward they're also facing some lack of enthusiasm from european members of just germany for instance was very eager to contribute to any military operation so again. the nato secretary general has come out saying that the capability of nato will be impacted and there is a question of critics on the actual relevance of that the alliance. there's not much enthusiasm from its members to contribute or to to give more into
a into the alliance moving forward. reporting right there contributor after. the multi-billion dollar war was waged in the past fifteen years have left a legacy of death and destruction that only fuels instability. journalists from all over the world seem to be covering the straight line that nato is this complex system of fine military generals and military armor when of course every time nato goes into a country it ends up in either disaster or blowback disaster as it has been in libya which is given power to however many militias and of course one only has to look at afghanistan to see what it's done there not many people actually covering the aftermath of the war in yugoslavia to see where the costs of always better off now than it was before the you can still if you start it so perhaps the worst fears
would be that the nato drone attacks on the kill zone in children in the outback border regions and so forth will result in profound blowback different groups within nato countries seek to identify themselves with the dispossessed those murdered maimed or bereaved by nature's armies over the past ten to fifteen years. and now arteries are guy nature can take a closer look at the looming crisis that nato faces as it prepares to withdraw from afghanistan or the last war to unite all of its members. the organization was created to counter the soviet union with soviet union long gone it has to keep easy over the years nato has gone from being a defense organization to becoming an offensive force with a missions that go far beyond north america and europe they refer to those ambitions as out of area operations which have included of ghana's stand in libya now part of nato the very powerful part which includes the u.s. the u.k.
and france pretty much see those out of area operations as the future of the organization but the suzi has to go global doesn't sync well with all twenty eight members of the alliance who know they will have to foot the bill the lack of consensus showed when germany by far europe strongest nation refused to provide resources for nato bombings two years ago back then nato has gone beyond its un mandate which was to protect civilians it has effectively created a power vacuum in which all kinds of extremists have flourished since then not to mention the destruction of the country's infrastructure but it was not just the u.n. mandate with libya nato has gone beyond its own core principle of the organization which is to stick to protecting its members the long war in of stand has made europe question the alliances mission their time and time again even now as nato forces prepared to withdraw many feared that what they are leaving behind is a security vacuum which promises it of aid that may never be fulfilled as the u.s.
is pivoting to asia there's talk among nato members about a wide of partnership like to get japan and australia more involved both have already made significant contributions to nato and not just those countries so with the organization growing there is another concern that nato may eventually be tempted to present itself as the whole of the international community when it's not and it may set grounds for lateral actions in the future ignoring the broader international community the president is there and nato bombings of yugoslavia in the one nine hundred ninety s. some believe that campaign contributed to the mindset that led to the war in iraq the kind of mindset that the international community the you when can be bypassed at the will of one or two a powerful countries in washington i'm going to check on. now live from moscow this is r.t. and a live pictures for you here right now as a russian soyuz rocket poised with supplies for the international space station is
about blastoff from the baikonur cosmodrome on the steps of kazakhstan here it is right here you can see the writing on it but i can it says progress in russian written down other top white borrowed of the rocket and here we have more of a close up picture the support structure mechanisms if you can see forwarding away from the soyuz space rocket here comes the launch live on our t.v. from the baikonur cosmodrome down in kazakhstan it should take two days to get to the i assessed but not anymore now russian flight controllers can get this right into the eye and says in the grand span of just six hours there it goes to live. with the russian soyuz rocket carrying three tons of cargo up to the international space station food. clothes also a gift from the loved ones to the crew of the international space station of course since the nasa budget went down the drain is now only up to russian made soyuz rockets to get called up to the international space station this now is the average
daily method of ferrying all of our supplies to the i is set to get live pictures of the russian soyuz and three tons of cargo that should arrive at the iowa over the next six hours live pictures right here on a c. well i still to come here on the program on our opposition activists to back in court at the trial of a corruption blogger resumes but says the embezzlement charges of part of a political job also. bill robots are fully autonomous weapons are future systems that will operate without human control human rights watch or a rage against the machine said refers to his killer robots get all the details on this story in just a couple of minutes here one on. well
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the international airport in the very heart of moscow. so two fifteen pm here in moscow this is r.t. the us is sending more medics to attend to the rising number of hunger striking detainees at guantanamo bay officials say more than a hop of the one hundred sixty six captives there have now joined the protest which is a well into its third month now sixteen detainees are being force fed to prevent death from starvation and six are in the military hospital in a critical condition lawyers have said the total number of hunger strikers has been much higher all along although the protest was sponsored by a pledge to mistreatment by prison guards with some detainee's increasingly desperate because they're being held indefinitely without charge a law professor jonathan hafetz says the crisis won't end until the demands of the captives are met. the hunger strikes as military officials themselves have
acknowledged are triggered at the bottom by the system of indefinite detention and the prolonged think about you know course aeration without trial of individuals it's not surprising that the u.s. is stepping up its operations because it's no it doesn't want you know it doesn't want individuals to die at one time or because it's going to again i think you know throw into into light the real forward to start relief the real problems that want to animal the way forward though is to you know is two and a system of indefinite detention to repatriate individuals who. are not going to be charged with crimes and of the the few that are going to be charged should be put before a court and given a trial that's the that's the only way forward that's the only long term solution to the problem otherwise we're going to continue to see hunger strikes you know look again at and things will continue to happen unless the u.s.
puts. puts these measures into place at this point it's just it's just politics that are politics and a lack of political courage a lack of commitment to principles or the lawyer for the last remaining british detainee at guantanamo claims that his client schuchat of ahmed suffers regular abuse by prison guards a clive stafford smith says the u.s. legal system has washed its hands of violations of the facility. when a prisoner doesn't do exactly what they're told the six being dressed up you notice if they're in their outfits. they simply beat him up to make him do it penname to the floor and check to describe how this one guy who's three hundred pounds sits on a simple stomach and i've seen the bruises on him from this process this is happening to me all the time right now because they have a process where anything he asks for they won't just give it to him they said they
have seen seriously once a bottle of water they send the games in if he wants his medicine they send the good news here on what he told me last i took him because it's just not asking for his medication because he doesn't want to get enough to get it every time i'm there and this comes up i write to the admiral in charge of the general in charge i've never yet got a reply from them i'm in the best one can do is complain loudly and tell the world when you get out what you see in the hopes that this shames them because unfortunately the federal judge who for all charge of the cases ruled just last week that he has no jurisdiction to order the military to behave better under the circumstances. and we've got have plenty more stories for you online including for example the twitter account of the associated press news agency. frenzy reports a loss to the white house president obama you can go to our website and find out
exactly what happened. and the crowd at a concert in argentina got a surprising extra bit of show for the price of admission the skies lit up by what looks like me to your footage the. number of cameras that dot com for you right now . the trial of one of russia's top opposition activists has resumed at a court almost nine hundred kilometers northeast of moscow alexina valmy faces up to ten years in prison for allegedly embezzling half a million dollars worth of timber from a state owned company but also a fiery anti corruption blogger he believes the proceedings are politically motivated as. well no one is lawyers have said and announced that they've taken on the tactic of delaying and stalling and attracting as much media attention to this case as well last week we were able to reschedule
the hearing exactly for one week they have been saying that they're not being given enough time to properly study all the cases material so we've just asked the judge again but this time he rejected so they've also appealed for the case to be returned to the prosecutor's office claiming that there are various irregularities in the way it was put together but when it comes to media attention last week was very beautiful also and indeed lots of journalists came some going to have to camp out over the night in front of the courthouse in order to get in and we're hearing that this time. it's backed again no one is one of the most controversial opposition bloggers in the country he became widely known for his online anticorruption projects he's also if you are a critic of the kremlin then became one of the leaders of the opposition movement during the last years. he's also known to be a link to russian nationalists and after all these are accusing them of organizing a criminal scheme to steal around half a million dollars' worth of timber from
a state company allegedly back in two thousand and nine when he was the duty a local governor. if he's found guilty then you need to be looking at up to ten years behind bars but then his supporters have been rejecting all the accusations claiming that this is purely a political case. if you go to school reporting that after being cornered and captured by a two thousand strong police manhunt the suspect accused of gunning down six people in the western city of belgrade has told investigators quote he was shooting into hell to use are really going to go has the latest. this is something that started off as a terrible tragedy and ended as a police drama you can say of course that was actually even international effort because they police in belgrade were afraid that thirty two year old said people will try and get out of the country and into neighboring ukraine it was for him to do at a train station but even though two thousand police were brought in was for people
that have managed to apprehend the suspect at a train station where it looks like he was actually looking to get away they expected him to have an entire arsenal of weapons on him but he ended up only having a knife and yet he has inflicted several rather severe wounds to one of the police officers who was actually with the guy who noticed him and decided to upper hand that we knew we do know at this point that the officer who has been wounded is recovering in a hospital right now but of course the entire town was on a job for the past two days after six people among them two teenage girls were killed by the suspects in the middle of the day people were told to stay indoors not venture out until the suspect described and yet a lot of those residents of belgorod have chosen to go to the place out the the crime scene and lay down flowers and toys to mark the memory of the victims
and tuesday as well as today are official days of mourning in belgrade and of course a lot of people a lot of residents of belgrade which is a really tiny town are waiting to see how the criminal proceedings will actually turn out in case of people when he was arrested and asked why he was shooting things that i did not shoot at children i was shooting into hell exactly what he's trying to say by that is not is not yet known but there have been various reports in local media and russian media coming from relatives and neighbors gave them assume of course saying that he actually here is a repeat offender he did serve jail time and was released in two thousand and twelve and after he was released from prison he exhibited signs. being somewhat slightly. not to say mentally troubled and they said that this one of the versions of the events that unfolded says that he actually went into the hunting store on sunday to buy some ammunition was refused the point of sale and promised to come back and shoot the sales clerk which seems to be exactly what he did on
monday afternoon so we have yet to find out whether or not he is actually mentally stable and not also the criminal proceedings against the man but of course this does bring a little bit of relief to to belgrade shaken by this horrible tragedy but also you are going to let's get into. some global news in brief two suspects allegedly behind an al qaeda plot to do rail the canadian train challenging the case against them they say authorities are basing their conclusions on mere appearances of the two men who were arrested on suspicion of planning a terror attack on a train in toronto iran has denied claims the alleged plot was inspired by al qaeda groups. kind of a brokered slings with tehran last september over its nuclear program and hostility towards. clashes in northwest china left twenty one dead over half of which are polish saw forces and community workers the
fighting erupted when officials were conducting weapons sweeps in the homes of suspected gang members. as erupted amid continuing ethnic tensions between two local communities. campaigners in britain have declared a war on so-called killer robots fully autonomous weapons that don't require people to carry out lethal assaults concerned activists have opted for a preemptive strike raging against the machines before they're deployed. reports. so perhaps not the most usual sight on the streets of london but this guy here is actually carrying quite an important message for the launch of the stop killer robots campaigns leading activists impression converged in london to launch the campaign calling for a preemptive ban on fully autonomous weapons let's tell us more about this i'm joined by steve from human rights watch the thank you very much for joining us what is a killer able this guy's a killer obviously but what's it all about this friendly robot that is not armed
killer robots are fully autonomous weapons are future systems that will operate without human control this is the scary part you're taking the human out of the loop allow the robots the machines to make decisions about what to target on the battlefield and when to pull the trigger no human involvement and of this is gaining a lot of interest this is obviously what you want people taking out the message what information do you want to get out there what do we not know about because a lot of people say this is advancing technology and it's all good we're not against technology we're not against robotics we're not against the movement towards greater autonomy in robots what we want to stop our arms systems killing systems that have full time where you take the human out of the loop always in every case what has to be the fundamental principle is that a human must always be meaningfully involved in the control over decisions to launch weapons and to fire it might sound
a bit hollywood but it's not as far off as you might think many campaign is fearless science fiction like arms race quietly getting under way with developers standing to make huge amounts for really creative deals it is like this big dog throwing blocks of concrete to cause concern little public debates yet being had about the implications of the development of this type of technology people think of fully autonomous weapons they think of the terminator they thinking. i think like this guy just saying that you know what it will look like you know the hall is more likely to be a small time or a time. i mean the developments are the the dark of us the research wing of the pentagon the course or for instance us a research platform for this and a seven and a half ton six we can reduce quite extraordinary piece of technology they also have a project which is called developed on the thomas submarine and over submarines that cynthia's to testing and then the planes in there as well it's not they get
robots the kind of would fold over in a bottle and this is being launched in london how big a road c.-k. have to play in comparison to say the u.s. instead leading the way with this well we've got to be a systems is on their second one we've got the something cold with iran this is going to be tested. this year destry a spent a year and a half behind development but that's a fully a thomas intercontinental combat aircraft but when it comes to fully autonomous weapons we're not there yet but there is arguing for the band say that the more time this allows the pos in the moment the this planet into developing this type of technology a place in the modern science fiction for its reality. london . and up next the untold stories of the delta militants.
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