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warplanes carry out strikes inside syria israel's defense ministry refuses to confirm or deny and widespread reports its jets carried out the attack on alleged game changing heading for. a trace of terror boston bombing investigators focus on the widow of the killed suspect after discovering radical islamist material on her computer. the changing face of u.k. politics and. from the margins to claim a stunning result in local elections the governing conservatives to wander back lost supporters. happy easter to. the traditional night service kicks off at moscow's cathedral of christ the savior with crowds packed inside to celebrate jesus' resurrection these are live pictures here on r.t.
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. around the clock around the world international news and comment from our studio center here in moscow. carried out air strikes inside syria and it is widely reported they were sent by israel the target was a shipment of alleged advanced heading for lebanon but the israeli defense ministry says it has no knowledge of the anonymous officials who confirm the attack the second of its kind in less than five months. has the latest now from. official is speaking on condition of being anonymous because he is not authorized to speak about a secret israeli military operation we had r.t.
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has been in touch with the israeli foreign ministry but as of yet they are not prepared to publicly concern at least not to us that such a strike indeed was carried out by the israelis what is interesting is that the strike happened in late thursday into the early hours of friday morning and at that same time the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu called for a late night emergency cabinet meeting now we don't have information as to what was exactly the purpose of the goal of that meeting but it certainly does raise oddballs the lebanese are complaining that israel has violated the news is facing that israel does do this on numerous occasions and has been doing it recently with quite a bit of consistency as well in the past has said that it will pull out all the stops to make sure that there is no transfer of weapons to his been of course the israeli concern is that hizbollah would use any kind of weapons against the jewish state the second time this year that israel has carried out a strike inside syria you remember the first was back in january when israeli
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fighter jets targeted a sophisticated convoy of anti aircraft missiles that israel believes were on their way to has been that israel and syria share a common border you have the disputed golan heights which israel occupied from syria back in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven and in recent weeks we've witnessed a flare up in violence and intensions along that border. lebanon suggests israel is expanding its military activity over there country officials say israeli military aircraft have penetrated the nation's airspace and flown over several areas in violation of a un security council resolution but they insisted the flights would do nothing to ensure israel's security we spoke to freelance journalist and he says recent events only add to the tension in the region while israeli planes are constantly carrying out flights over lebanon usually they coincide precede or follow a military ground operation or these are surveillance flights to israeli jets
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violated the airspace above the syria lebanon border and headed north for four consecutive days the israeli air force has been carrying out intensive flights over southern regions for the first time several planes carried out simulated attacks on several areas anyway tension is growing this is shown by the intensity of israeli jets flying over lebanon and especially in recent days. called helen a contributing editor for u.s. think tank foreign policy in focus believes it's unlikely the embattled syrian government would have risked provoking israeli attack. i think the idea that the syrian government would be shipping arms to has billa in the midst of a civil war or to be a very dubious kind of project i don't i don't see what the logic of that is i think the israelis are intervening it just quietly us as is thinking of
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intervening because they don't think things are going. exactly the way that the insurgency wants them to go the israelis can pretty much a strike as they will in syria what the effect of that is on the wider arab world i think is the key question here and the israelis may find that while they are able to basically strike it will again syria that also means that. different view so to speak of the civil war in syria and i think at this point the syrians are going to not going to do anything physically but i think they are going to say politically that the israelis are attempting to overthrow the assad government and therefore anybody who supports the overthrow of the also government is in alignment with tel aviv and that may be
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a pretty hard sell for israel. nor enforcement officials investigating the boston marathon bombings have turned the focus to the widow of one of the suspects radical islamic material was discovered on a computer belonging to the american wife of tamerlan so not have who was killed when police tried to capture him lucy coming off as more. katherine russell she's a twenty four year old widow of tamerlan and she's been under investigation basically since the identities of the boston bombers were revealed she initially came under scrutiny when authorities discovered female d.n.a. on a piece of a pressure cooker that was used to construct a homemade explosive material she submitted her fingerprints and d.n.a. and authorities say that they did not match the sample on the explosives that were found however investigators have also been probing her computer materials and what it turns now now is that authorities have discovered al qaeda is inspire magazine and other so-called radical islamic literature on the computer now the key question
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is whether this material actually belonged to her or whether it was downloaded by her husband or somebody else so that is the key question that investigators are looking into at the moment if we actually begin with katherine russell i mean she grew up in rhode island the christian daughter of an emergency room doctor and a nurse sort of the epitome of the all-american girl before she met in fact she graduated high school in two thousand and seven and according to one magazine report her yearbook quote had mentioned that she wanted to grow up and join the peace corps people who knew her said that this bright girl with a passion for learning and travel had really radically transformed since meetings are not she ended up becoming a college dropout she married him converted to islam and stayed at home and took care of the children the same could be said of himself actually there was an interesting interview with an ex-girlfriend of his who said that the man she met and dated in two thousand and six had transformed from a pot smoking party boy to an anti american islam minister jihadi essentially that
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is how she described him it's unclear what prompted the transformation in case but we do know that much of his radicalization officials believe was inspired by al qaeda in the arabian peninsula there's reports that he has watched sermons by the american born cleric anwar all blocky and according to news reports sources of actually refer to inspire magazine as one of the materials found under the possession of. it's known to have published a bomb making guide and investigators have also uncovered other evidence of sort of radical material. they've been labeled clowns and loonies but now they've picked up a quarter of the votes in british local elections the euro skeptic u.k. independence party a former outsider has grabbed one hundred forty seven seats in local councils a surprise increase from just eight he even came second in one by election pushing the conservatives into third place prime minister david cameron reached out to you kit which he once called a bunch of fruitcakes smell saying it's no good insulting them his party is trying to figure out how to tempt voters. upcoming speech outlining the legislative plans
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will. misuse of ukip program e.u. membership and immigration well earlier i asked the deputy leader of the u.k. independence party paul nuttall whether they are getting worried. david cameron is committed to the european union we know that because he said if that is it our friends and he will campaign to stay in and if you're members of the european union you can't control your own borders so we have a problem in this country where we have twenty two percent youth unemployment a million kids in britain who are going to work every day and what about to open our borders or to twenty nine million remaining in a bulgarians when restrictions for on january first will come in as admitted that it can do about that so quite frankly we're not worried that he's going to pass his time con artist because he simply can't see how you going to gain momentum now because surely most governments at the time of these midterm elections always lose
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popularity you've got to keep the momentum up now but really to aim for part of parliament now is that that's is that really realistic for you keep it it's early stages well i think we will take a seat in the house of commons if not two seats before the general election in two thousand and fifty if we continue on our project tree in byelection zameen we are finishing seconds and a lot of by elections now particularly in the north of england and i think that we can eventually take a seat in a byelection but let's not forget that a big elections next year the european elections take place in june two thousand and fifteen these at elections that we will win i genuinely believe we will send more any peace but it's a brochure than any other party and then in two thousand and fifteen ukip will be standing in every single constituency and we will be put to the election on double digits ahead of the liberal democrats we have leadership debates in this country and nigel farage will be on those leadership debates and he would wipe the floor with clegg cameron. mania will start just finally back to immigration
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policy people do perceive you as racist how are you going to overcome that challenge just briefly. well quickly we have a blanket ban on anybody who's been a member of a far right political party ever joining ukip that has nothing racist about discussing immigration and wanting british jobs for british workers criticism over the domestic use of drones in the u.s. is mounting while demand for them is skyrocketing the federal aviation administration predicts some one hundred thousand commercial aircraft will be over american skies within the next five years there's not even a star as the church has been finding out building and operating the drones is becoming a coveted profession for many. unmanned aerial vehicles better known as drones are not only in the skies but might be taught at a college near you at least three u.s. schools offer bachelor degrees in engineering and flying dozens more offer drone
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one zero one courses in class. at the university of north dakota kicked off its four year program in two thousand and nine with just five students that number is now at one hundred twenty they've elected to major in unmanned aircraft systems and i believe the reason is that they see that as an opportunity for growth it's an emerging technology embry riddle aeronautical university in florida began training u.a.b. pilots and operators in two thousand and eleven and in fact the number of graduates to reach the hundreds in the next several years is becoming and they use are becoming more prevalent in pretty much any time region you can imagine the increased interest in the drone industry is largely fueled by post-grad starting salaries that are much higher than those for pilots flying planes or helicopters or an economy that's hasn't recovered ok so people see opportunities for jobs wherever there's money to be had of course but the problem is that universities are supposed
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to do something more than serve the military industrial complex. to widespread debate drones are notoriously used as weapons and u.s. wars abroad the one that's under heavy scrutiny right now is that i'm an aircraft in the past been used by the military there for the logical leap is that i'm an aircraft we use militaristically in the united states the federal aviation administration says that ten thousand commercial drones could be used over u.s. skies within five years for surveillance and other purposes while controversy surrounding them is that a p how dare day even talk a bad drones on a domestic case there are many many cities in the country that have already got rights to use these drones and they will be using them so without the laws that protect our privacy we do. not how they're going to be used most people teaching and studying programs insist their use is much more varied than for military purposes abroad and surveillance at home. where doubt when need be an issue at
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all border security meteorological and environmental surveillance such as sending a drone into a hurricane without having to worry about the pilots are among the applications most commonly praised and you even still the most common association with drones at home is law enforcement and it's this aspect that's making americans very uncomfortable obviously there's going to be some regulations that are going to have to be put in place so that people don't run around or at least you know police or whoever doesn't just have the ability to run around and you know go unchecked looking at you know having a ever watchful eye over the public but i don't think that will it will be a deterrent or so it'll be a challenge to make sure that you know people are happy with the implementation of their craft into the national airspace system officials are yet to convince americans that there are more pros than cons to drones flying over u.s. soil it's time to say wait a minute hold up let's not move forward in this area without understanding where
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we're going and that's the problem here that's the danger the association for unmanned vehicle systems international estimates the number of american jobs in the industry will grow to over twenty three thousand over the next fifteen years. and. new york. christ is risen he is risen indeed for orthodox christians the chanting now in russia would be is the service underway after a short break we'll have live pictures from the nation's main cathedral and more reaction from official all to you live here in moscow. they all see themselves as dying swans in their dreams. but only one in a thousand will ever make it to the top. they're ready to give their
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lives for the chance to die on stage if only once. not even broken wings computer. for generations at the madrid ski theater ballet sweat and tears on o.t. . more news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images and seeing from the streets of canada. giant corporations are the day.
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the news continues here on our team in afghanistan seven u.s. soldiers have been killed in two separate as a roadside bomb killed five men in the cell two other american troops were killed in an insider attack by a rogue afghan soldier in the west according to news reports this comes just hours after president hamid karzai asked the taliban to stop destroying the country and help defend it against what he calls foreign plots the taliban attack a targeted and the election of a pakistani liberal political party with two blasts going off within minutes of each other with us and certainly a promise to target three secular political parties ahead of the general elections in a week's time. people have been killed in the ongoing insurgent attacks in the run up to that may eleventh poll the vote is expected to mark the first ever democratic transition of power in pakistan. in hungary hundreds of far right protesters rallied on budapest martyrs square one day before the world
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jewish congress opens in the country judges came under fire for authorizing what is widely seen as a semitic protest for the victims of zionism and the country with the largest jewish community in europe is organized by the jobbik party who run a campaign called hungry four hundred guerin's in two thousand and nine. reports say two people have been killed and fourteen injured following a series of explosions in a massive chemical far in northern belgium authorities were forced to evacuate nearly three hundred residents from the town again after a train carrying chemicals derailed and burst into flames far fighters have decided to let the flames burn out naturally as dousing the with water could lead to the release of toxic chemicals rail services faced forty eight hours of disruption. and finally in our world update this hour in tripoli government supporters of clashed with demonstrating militia members who are demanding get daffy era officials be else did from the government last week armed men late seeds to the
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country's foreign justice ministries calling for a purge of the old regime's members violence and instability are once again threatening the country two years after a nato led in to venture and the overthrow of colonel gadhafi. so the colonel's a little russia's main christ the savior cathedral and this is the service of started thousands of believers are gathered for the vigil is one of the orthodox christianity is most important services are morgues the resurrection of jesus christ what has been a question of is there and joins us live within a sort of sport is happening there on this holy night for relievers. christ is reason it's after midnight here in the russian capital and the orthodox believers have already started greeting each other with these words as this celebration begins and early on a saturday the holy. in the cathedral in jerusalem and believers down waited for
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ten minutes before it was lit and sometimes take up to several hours when the holy fire was brought to russia and it landed in moscow's airport and has already been to leverage it to the christ the savior cathedral which is really the a landmark our two dogs cathedral in the country this service began shortly before midnight priests and beneath us holding candles and carrying on i can skip going around the cathedral laurie fine the resurrection of jesus christ and the service lasts for several hours well into the early hours of sunday and really despite quite a bad weather this day yes it's been pouring with rain throughout saturday still hundreds of people came to this special evening service easter is preceded by quite a long period of fasting now beaver's abstain from meat fish products for forty eight days which they turn to sponge in praying and this evening and night service
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is then followed by the easter sunday when believers give each other colored and special russian east which is called cool each it is really a very special moment in a special day that connects around. hundred million. worldwide as they celebrate the most important date in the calendar. came to dinner thank you very much indeed for. one of the most critical feature of christ the savior and don't forget our online team is covering this easter service and you can watch it live right now from oscar's main cathedral on our website at www dot com. for more on what's happening inside the cathedral now joined by saturday chutneys executive editor of the journal of the moscow patriarchate thirty happy easter. christos what i want to do is also you quickly many people may be confused why this is being celebrated today by the orthodox church when of course it's celebrated by anglican
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and catholic churches on a different day just briefly explain why yes this year the difference is more than a month which is a rare thing in fact sometimes we have the same day sometimes have more than the months in between there depends on. the calculations which are different in the western church and then the in the eastern churches and we have rather complicated way to calculate the date of easter. and the depends on. the jewish. than in depends on the. moon calendar. and the. day of. invoke you say the when the night and they are sort of twelve hours both. so that
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one will calculate this and one after the other and after the other that means that we comes to the day of the fifth of may right while we're talking we can see spectacular images live pictures of what's happening there cross the savior cathedrals all the banks of the river right in the heart of moscow this is the patriarch what stage are we in this service and how long would it last for well the is to service consists of three main parts and now we're in the middle of the service. in the mountains which is the service follows the easter procession around the church and i think the pater is reading the east sermon of st john of preserved. and the liturgy will start. i notice people standing during the service many of the churches of course
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have pews where people say this is a traditional way is to believe we have to have no pews in the orthodox church at least in russia. who have different tradition. we feel that it's much easier to pray when you stand and who is in attendance at the moment anybody come to this and yes yes of course the. limit is only the space that the churches. have unfortunately many people just physically and to the true church because there isn't enough room there but of course services like this is taking place throughout the course throughout the country but there are time differences of course throughout the whole derogatory. how would you then assess the popularity of church in russia at the moment because clearly this is incredibly popular a many people in attendance policy leave. i would say that. the church is popular but of course christ himself is popular and people are coming to
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venerate the resurrected christ and to sort of are joyfully see him. to him. and of course the right place to do it is the church so that's that's why people are gathering of the church. is finding it very difficult. around the world to attract congregations and it seems that the russian orthodox church is getting it right at the moment. i feel that the is to service is the one of the strongest evidence is that christ is risen and brought us to everlasting life and this day is more important than easter renewal. i should say christmas in the orthodox kind of because i hear many guessing this year but this is a central event. in the life of the church and i believe in the life of the world the
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resurrection of christ while there's no death tolls only light. and life eternal so we're looking at many people watching this service i understand also the prime minister and the president putin and medvedev are in attendance too is that usual today was attend the easter services thing this is their personal choice as far as i know mr putin preferred to attend services in their small. rural areas or in the small cities around russia and now he is for the first time. as far as i can recall for the easter service in christ the savior cathedral. this is not the sort of something official i mean they're more like. private citizens in the church here
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well i hold they're praying to well it's certainly a spectacular setting and you can follow this live on our website. at the moment to learn he's been giving some live commentary as we've been following it the live transmission from across a save a cathedral there in central moscow in the meantime thank you very much indeed executive editor of the journal of the moscow patriarchate chaplin thank you very much thank you. for coming up after the break altie delves into the beautiful but brutal world a ballerina training its blood sweat and ballet in just a couple of minutes. most people in the western world would agree that having laws that officially create second class citizens is totally unacceptable we can look at the way jews were treated in nazi germany or black starting apartheid in south africa and the
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slavery jim crow era as in the usa as examples of legally dividing society by necessity i think most people with their modern sensibilities would find these practices be bob baer american backwards but my question is that why is there to this day officially sanctioned second class citizens in certain countries or to be more accurate i should say non-citizen residents of the two million people in latvia around three hundred thousand of them are considered citizen residents who can neither vote nor hold public office these non-citizens are russian speakers of various ethnic backgrounds whose children also by birth bearer of the non-citizen status not happy being on the bad side of apartheid the non-citizens have logically decided to vote for their own parliament because they can't elect or participate in the left field what even if the parliament has no power whatsoever it will be their chance to shine a light on the issue which the mainstream media has been keeping quiet for years you know you'd think that people would be outraged over segregation but what
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happens to russians and russian speakers is just not cool or hip or trendy or convenient enough for the mainstream media to take notice but that's just my opinion. i'm on one i dream of becoming a famous ballerina. still with a crowd and a thing to say. it's just right now i really want to dance the product in that cracker i love that arved.

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