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bloodshed. six killed and dozens injured as a. suicide attack on a passenger bus we report from a city in mourning in the aftermath of last caused by a career jihad. demanding. civilian casualties a lack of transparency and no justice for the victims amnesty international lashes out at washington for its drone war in pakistan saying some of the killings amount to war crimes. become. citizens joining syrian jihad. to teenage girls.
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from a studio center here in moscow where. twenty four hours a day volgograd is mourning the victims of a suicide bomb attack on a passenger bus that claimed the lives of six and injured dozens witnesses described a war zone like scene of scattered body parts and bloodied survivors unable to comprehend what had just happened. in the southern russian city. at this point investigators according to four people involved in this case they point to thirty year olds i see all of us from dagestan a career jihad and as the suicide bomber in the case and three men also involved one dimitri sokol love who is her reported husband was on his way to moscow and
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then two men waiting for them there from dagestan both of them wanted for twin terrorist attacks in dagestan back in two thousand and twelve so police are on the hunt for those three men at this point report stated she got on the bus shortly after that is when the explosion took place shop will t.n.t. and a grenade remnants were found at the site which six dead and more than forty injured many of them very severely local hospital inundated with very graphic witnesses say that there were severed limbs and severe birds many of those cases were said to moscow for further treatment i we've got an eyewitness we spoke to who came upon the situation just moments after here's what he's got to say about what happened to her from there were many ambulances and police around people getting out from the coast to help they were pulling people out of the bus giving the water sharing their first aid kits what shocks me is that there was one woman still inside the
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bus satele covered in blood and i couldn't tell whether she was dead or like the bus route starts at the city's heart center also pulses near the university so the bus was full of patients and students also a large bomb was found near a shopping mall in dagestan by anti terror police and what they're really trying to piece together right now is why this bombing took place here would involve a grad and not as it was originally planned in boston also last night and islamic prayer center was firebombed here in volgograd the state as are looking at that as well so there are many pieces to this puzzle that finally need to come together before we get a clear picture of how. this was carried out and why it was done. when we discuss the issue of terror threats with alexandra dormer in who's a doctor of law and a visiting lecturer at several u.s. universities and he told us terrorism is no longer a regional matter but an international concern i can tell you that you know we are
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dealing with this kind of a terrorist international we cannot divide what's happening in america in boston or in oklahoma city in ninety nine to five well we cannot separate it from what has just happened in volgograd or from what happened in there albeit just several weeks ago we end the same boat and this is very unfortunate and we need to deal with it this is something you know about happens on a kind of an irregular basis this is not the first time this is not the last time but once again on the way in the same boat and unlike just several years ago when the head was feeling you know with expression one person's terrorist is another person's freedom fighter i can see now that no matter what if somebody is added to the russians the russian government will have a terrorist attacks in russia this is a terrorist attack not just them against the russian people it's against it this is a terrorist attack against everybody. well know where tim is collating all the
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latest for you on the terror attack in volgograd for extensive background information eyewitness reports pictures and footage of r.t. dot com. many of the deaths in u.s. drone strikes in pakistan are unlawful and not to war crimes claims amnesty international a new damning report released today looks at recent incidents and cites a riff examples of the killing of children and the elderly the human rights organization wants justice for the victims of unlawful strikes and calls for greater transparency and a thorough investigation and there could be a lot to look at it all began in two thousand and four when president bush was in office two thousand and six was the deadliest year in his presidency when almost one hundred civilians were killed just by two strikes two years later drones became much more frequently used and then barack obama became president in two thousand and nine and that was the year we saw the biggest number of killings one hundred and sixty two well in the next twelve months the strikes almost doubled there were
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more than one hundred of them and the program goes on be there it is attack in pakistan happened just over a month ago so we can see the lion's share of drone strikes were carried out by the obama administration around one thousand civilians have been killed including two hundred children the total number of deaths is more than three thousand more details now from marty's coming off. the predator drone remotely controlled and heavily armed it's the weapon of choice in the cia's undeclared war in pakistan that's where the u.s. is believed to have launched more than three hundred strikes since two thousand and four the target suspected taliban and al qaeda militants the white house says better drones then boots on the ground and justifies the covert program as both affective and legal america does not take strikes to punish individuals we act against terrorists who pose a continuing and imminent threat to the american people not so according to amnesty
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international in a damning new report the human rights group warns u.s. drone strikes could amount to war crimes documents recent killings in pakistan's northwest tribal areas and the lack of transparency surrounding drones this is a secret program in fact in our case we've found at least in some cases they've clearly killed civilians in some of these cases might be crimes that really concerns us one such case is that of sixty eight year old man nama bibi killed by a u.s. drone last october she was picking vegetables with her grandchildren when that attacks took place a double strike the children miraculously survived. most it was so then i heard that. the first hit and the second hit my cousin. but her grandmother's body was pulverized these missile fragments are all that remain of amnesty documents other such cases but its main point the need for transparency and accountability
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for us must explain why these people have been killed people who are clearly civilians must provide justice to these people compensation it must investigate those responsible for those killings the u.s. continues to give very little public information about the drone program but it will face more international pressure later this week that is because on friday the u.n. general assembly will be do. bating the use of remotely piloted aircraft now in a separate report a un investigation looked at thirty three drone strikes around the world not just in pakistan that violated international humanitarian law and also resulted in hundreds of civilian casualties that report also calling for more transparency and accountability from the united states reporting from moscow i am lucy catherine of . well shortly i had to be talking to a former three star general from the pakistani military over this drone strike issue that's in just a moment but in the meantime this is all t.
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we'll be back after a short break with more for you including. children in one of the richest countries of the world living in a type of war zone the u.k.'s most vulnerable are in danger of being left out in the cold as the charity's protecting them a threatened with closure. and washington falls out with its age old ally from the historic friendship of the mind body n.s.a. spy scandal suggesting millions of french people had their phones tapped full details for you in just a few minutes from now. germany's finance ministry as denying reports and is preparing for great. of course not you know there will be no third ballot for grains so last decade this is the age of the bailiff by the john this is over the bandits bankers and brokers who have taken all
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that you've got no dollar euro will be left behind and inflation deflation the competition will take every last nickel and dime. you. pleasure to have you with us here today.
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news continues here on r.t. and that we're turning to one of our top stories now it is amnesty international has criticized washington for its drone wars in pakistan well to tell us more about what's happening there are now joined live by thomas and he's a retired three star general of the pakistani army so you were there serving in the military what does the pakistani military make all of these u.s. drone strikes well i think reporters quite damaging in that sense and obviously there is a very strong opposition to it in pakistan both from the political parties because they think that it is politically very sensitive matter and it naturally while it's pakistan so virginity and specially by a supposed supposedly by an ally and also it's a direct intervention in pakistan's. land space but at the same time obviously
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you know the other question is that pakistan has lost a lot of control over many of the areas and specially in the area of the tribal belt and not was it a stand in particular where there are large sanctuaries from where these people operate so i think the u.s. has taken advantage of that but while it's using the drawings the problem is that it's intelligence is very poor and several civilians who are absolutely innocent and that nothing to do with the militancy have all. and that has given rise to. cry and obviously these international amnesty and other organizations including the united nations repertory came out with a report condemning all this and despite and despite little damage let me quickly ask you despite the collateral damage from a military perspective though all of these drone strikes effective is it not
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helping pakistan's security well i think are you not from the security point of view of the military has been as you know in the past giving given approval to the use of drones and we. focused on military leadership and the civilian leadership subsequently also is a party to the fact that there is it publicly they were saying that you know we don't want the americans to do this and we're opposing it and making statements but in private they were giving consent to it so it was a very strange thing about it but here's here's pakistan in the u.s. government here the pakistan has pakistan and the u.s. are allies you could be it could be argued that the pakistani military is failing to do its part. well i think the pakistan
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military able have to take military action in the tribal belt and specially in north waziristan if it really wants to sort of neutralize that that it could taliban pakistan and other militant organizations otherwise it would be i don't think the americans are going to stop the drone just like that because what they're saying is that they will discuss this matter with prime minister nawaz sharif when he comes there in the larger context of the security situation in pakistan and afghanistan and in that context decide as to what should be the future line of action and how each country can cooperate with the other i think there is no easy solution and there is a huge dilemma within pakistan as well as to whether if it cannot stop it at the same time if it does stop it does focus on have any alternative of
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launching military operations to clear these areas and if it doesn't then it gives a big leave me and advantage to the militants so there are human rights aspects but there are also military and operational aspects that cannot be ignored and tell the mustard really interesting to hear thoughts thank you for your time retired three star general of the pakistani army thank you the bank of america could be forced to pay six billion dollars to the u.s. government to compensate for a risky management back in two thousand and eight the banks one of the major financial institutions held responsible for the mortgage crisis now joined live by going to church can for the details here so can all the authorities beginning to take back what in effect belongs to them. well bill remember the u.s. government sued seventeen banks for misleading government sponsored mortgage
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agencies about the quality of mortgages they sought and the government backed those bad home loans it's now bank of america's turn to pay six billion dollars is the amount the government wants bank of america to pay for cheating during the housing boom earlier and now the giant j.p. morgan reached a tentative thirteen billion dollar deal with the u.s. justice department and other government agencies to settle investigations into bad mortgage loans of course compared to the revenues of the companies those numbers don't look as big but then on top of government claims the companies pay billions more every year in litigation expenses and other charges linked to their bad mortgage bad subprime mortgages and still one would say it's peanuts compared to the damage that they caused to the u.s. economy and global economy for that matter because the u.s. financial crisis in two thousand and eight affected the whole world. thanks very much indeed for that live from washington going to. an uproar in france over revelations the n.s.a. has spied of millions of its citizens was forced washington to make one of its
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strongest admissions yet regarding its surveillance practices after a phone conversation between barack obama and president fox were all around the white house conceded the latest claims raise the questions when just a single month free agency automatically intercepted more than seventy million calls on also logging text messages along with the general public businessmen and politicians were also targeted and this prompted president or learned to join the calls of those urging tougher previously laws in the european union when earlier we discussed the fallout from snowden's latest revelations with the renowned french politician dominique de villepin who served as the country's prime the prime interior and foreign ministers and he says there's no justification for the u.s. spying on its allies. we knew that. some practices were existed but the search and overall system this came as a surprise for everybody the importance of the spying into
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the private lives seems so big that it really looks something acceptable between friends between allies there is no argument no reason that can be given to explain things of course fighting against terrorism is very important and we should try to find through corporation financial corporation intelligence cooperation but spying on the private life of citizen this is something we cannot accept of france's former foreign minister also told r.t. the current surveillance scandal exposes the dangers of one country dominating the internet fact what we are seeing today is the incredible privileges of the us administration all over the control of the world system we knew that the us were controlling the financial system through the banking dominance of some big banks through the dollar currency reserve currency but controlling internet
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controlling the information you know world this is a privilege and monopoly that can not to be accepted because we know that if we are going to follow up in the same direction then confrontation might be electable. got more stories online including journalists united. media representatives for a petition demanding the release of a british cameraman detained in russia over the greenpeace protests in the arctic. flame on the latest stage of the torch relay more on the sporting symbols r.t. dot com. the number of european muslims joining the ranks of islamist militants in syria is growing every month now norway has launched a hunt for two teenage sisters who were allegedly gone to the war torn country to fight the regime alongside rebel forces. looks at the dangerous trend.
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the two sisters age sixteen and nineteen left a message for their family saying that they were going to syria because they believe that muslims in the country were being attacked from all directions now the family who haven't been named are cooperating with the authorities to try and track these two young women down now they've been it's reported that they are for all of somali descent that they came to norway in the year two thousand they weren't particularly religious that impacted over the last few weeks they've been arguments between the the older sister and the mother of the family over the older sisters want to wear the niqab so norwegian authorities looking into this to try and track down these two women who are believed to be in turkey trying to cross the border into syria they say they have evidence that they've been spotted in that area security offices working with the norwegian security services are saying this we
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are seeing a growing trend in organized groups trying to to recruit and radicalize muslims muslim people in the in the west in europe and across europe we have seen cases where by anti assad fighters have turned up with with passports from across the european union norway itself believes that around forty of its citizens are currently fighting in the area one of the largest groups from europe that's made their way to fight against assad troops have been from right here in germany it's believed that in the north of syria there's a camp that's been labeled the german camp by newsmagazine around two hundred german citizens most of them from the north rhine-westphalia area believed to be there the numbers well the numbers speak for themselves it's believed that are over one thousand european fighters currently battling assad forces in syria right now and that's gone up from two hundred fifty from this time last year so if it does seem that if these these organized groups are recruiting that they're certainly
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getting more and more people to their cause. earlier we spoke to middle east expert mark almond about whether european muslims who join the syrian jihad present a tangible threat to their home countries even if point one percent of people risk being radicalized and we are talking now well over a thousand possibly several thousand people from new york in union countries who have either consciously or or involved in the kind of pipeline of radicalization and supplying people. we do have for a subgroup that is the for the has been if you like a tendency to turn a blind eye to the problem of blue black blowback as they call it from afghanistan the west has supported radical groups in the past going back to the one nine hundred eighty s. in afghanistan overlooking that these groups do have their own agenda they don't necessarily just want to do what the puppet master has asked them to do and they certainly handle but the hand is not the sort of earth to the person who's helped
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to groom them and send them but ordinary civilians ordinary people in society whether people shopping in the westgate center in nairobi a few weeks ago or walking down the street in woolwich back in may in this country for instance. know a sad in the future of syria that's the voice of an opposition meeting with the friends of syria coalition it comes after the president of the war torn country mentioned the possibility of his participation in future elections at a meeting in london the coalition also agreed to increase military support to the rebels to help as it claimed in the fight against extremists within the opposition ranks international community is currently attempting to persuade both sides in the conflict to take part in the proposed geneva two peace conference. tens of thousands of youngsters are subjected to domestic violence in the u.k. with the government's child protection agencies struggling with their workload in times of biting budget cuts he has visited an organization that is trying to take
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up the slack but the doors could also soon be closed leaving the nation's most vulnerable with nowhere to turn risk with reports these are the children of kids company one in five has been shot at all stabbed half have witnessed shootings or stabbings in the last year the lucky ones come to camilla batmanglij is charity to be pieced back together these children in one of the richest countries of the world are living in a type of war zone that is on estates so they see people stepped outside their window they're afraid of firearms they go up on the staircase in their estate they don't know who's around the corner who's going to tag them they get trapped in lifts and get raped and so on children like that says camilla without the right help become incredibly violent taking their revenge on themselves or on society
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by sixteen florence was a homeless drug and alcohol abuse she grew up in turn ignored and casually abused by her mother. tried to take me away from our parents. i remember fully i heard my mom hit me with a tree branch or something i had scored and my teacher saw one of us he called social services. and then i don't know i think i cried i'm sorry in the me and on they were like checking me and i said i want to stay at home and never had. a call child line in school forced me to call child line expect lies or burns on the inside. and nothing happened after that conversation only kids company pursued florence texting and phoning to make sure she was ok over a period of nearly a year a continuity of care that traumatized youngsters desperately need and getting from the government child mental health and children's social services hasn't changed since the victorian times we renew our railways we renew our airports we renew our
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hospitals but actually we haven't bothered to renew you really this structure that deal with almost one rouble kids and make them fit for purpose repeated requests for a government response to that yielded nothing about his company i probably would have five kids right now instead of twenty four florence is a graduate of oxford university articulate intelligent and ready to help the next generation. reckons a million traumatized children from estates like the are going without any kind of help from an overstretched social services and still she has to beg for funding so now kids company can keep its doors open to help more vulnerable young people but for how long in eighteen months the government's again threatening to cut it off without a penny laura smith. well that's where it looks at the moment i'll be back with
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a new team with more in just over half an hour. and stacy herbert look into the murky waters of the financial world that's after the break. it seems like politicians can get away with anything nowadays but not all of them the former mayor of failed detroit has been sentenced to twenty years in prison after being found guilty of committing record tiering conspiracy fraud extortion and tax crimes while mayor yeah the prosecutors say he funneled millions of dollars to himself and family members all while detroit moved headstrong towards the bankrupt state it is in today this is big news not because some mayor took bribes but because he got punished the judge you could visit him stated why this is such an important case she said at the very least a significant sentence will send
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a message that this kind of conduct will not be tolerated yes sending a message you see corrupt officials are usually cowards and they do what they do because they feel they can get away with it when you start to put the fear of god into them they start to behave much better so the question is will the mainstream media grab the story and really use the conviction of detroit's former mayor is an example probably not but it would really help the country if they would but that's just my opinion. dramas that can't be ignored. stories others who refuse to notice. faces change the world right now. to picture a days. from around the globe. look to. me.
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welcome to the kaiser report i'm max keiser you know germany's finance ministry as deny reports that is preparing a third bailout for grace of course not no there will be no third bailout for greece bailouts or so last decade this is the age of the belin by the john this is over the bandits bankers and brokers will have taken all that you've got no dollar
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euro yet a drop will be left behind and inflation deflation a complication we'll take every last nickel and dime. that's right max i believe it will and in fact the bank of england did an online hash tag tweet operation where you were allowed to send them questions and apparently somebody something a question about quantitative easing and called it evil well here is the bank of england tweet hash tag ask b. o.e. q e not evil they told me crime man want to one has helped to support economy and protect jobs so they of course receive some responses to this huey is evil and you are the devil says grumpy old dude and then after that we see life master said no it's help to support a corrupt banking system and push people further into poverty so there you have at the bank of england says q.e. quantitative easing is not evil with.


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