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tonight security video showing the deadly plane crash. with jet. and. also this germany has held a special session over spying allegations with chancellor merkel complaining of a lack of trust with washington. and the russian called bale's the greenpeace. along with others who tried to storm an oil rig in september.
first the nazis obtained dramatic video of the final terrifying moments of tatarstan flight three six three yesterday which crashed killing all fifty on board and our correspondent. on the site of the tragedy. and you footage of the actual moment of the plane crash here in cousin does provide a clearer picture of what happens but it actually raises even more questions into what could have caused this horrific tragedy because earlier we were reported and we're told that the plane sort of slid the runway then exploding while the new footage shows it knows diving into the ground and then joining into this huge ball of fire there's a lot of hope that the answers will be provided by information from the flight recorders which have been found by now but they have been damaged so severely in this crash in the explosion they've been delivered to moscow now and it's going to
take some time for them to be decoded for this vital information to be taken out to finally understand who or what is to blame for this tragedy where there was a technical malfunction off the aircraft or human error or any other reasons monday has been and still is a day of mourning for the fifty people that were on board this plane all of them died. i think. definitely the a local c.r. and especially the family members are in shock. even a lot of people that i've been talking to have been saying that this is was quite a popular flight they do understand that they could have been easily in their seats one woman told about her emotions she lost her son in this tragedy he was such a good boy healthy and handsome he had a good family his son is on the three years old and he made many plans for the
future. psychologists are working with the relatives of the victims so they obviously are in a deep state of shock this is also now the time for them to start on no matter how difficult it is to start dealing with some of the consequences and to start identifying the bodies of the victims. there's been a major outpouring of grief on the internet one state t.v. sports commentator a lost his wife and step daughter in this tragedy and in his twitter account he wrote the question how to live after this also russia's president lied to a fortune expressed his condolences to the families of the victims he also. spoke on the forum with the president of the republic after their son whose older son was also on board the plane he died he got married not so long ago and it turns out that his pregnant wife was also supposed to be on the plane but miraculously she
wasn't because he talked her out of it so this is definitely a major tragedy for this whole town and. it's going to take time for a wife to get back to normal here. you know it was kind of a gusty night and when the plane went down winds were pretty strong up to eleven meters per second the polish to try to abort the landing request the second attempt when the jet plummeted to the ground passengers who traveled on the same plane from moscow just hours earlier in the day said their landing was also made high winds it was frightening. but instead. the flight itself went quite smoothly but just before the landing the plane started vibrating fiercely the plane was shaking it was dragged from side to side linton our first attempt but it was a really bad landing and i felt like the plane was going to roll off the runway. civil aviation consultant mark weiss used to fly the same type of plane involved in
the cousin disaster in fact he told me earlier there's always a combination of factors behind a crash that was a poor repair that led to fatigue and obviously catastrophic failure but all of these factors are going to be looked at normally in interim urgency you want to get the aircraft on the ground safely as quickly as possible so what would have caused the aircraft to not litter on its first attempt was weather a factor were. crew fatigue crew only as there are going to be so many things that have to be looked at keeping in mind there are accidents generally don't happen from a single event it's a chain of events that lead to a catastrophe like this i'll start with r t four update says developments happening and get across more detail of the tragedy as well online r.t. dot com. germany has held
a special parliamentary session on spying on the heels of a scandal triggered by leaks that u.s. and british intelligence services have been extensively targeting its officials in her statement chancellor merkel complained the trust with washington was undermined as are burning correspondent peter all of the reports now. we've heard the chancellor speaking to that special session of parliament today saying that it was only through investigation into these allegations that trust could be could be regained her call stressing the gravity of these allegations of a widespread spying program by both the united states and g c h q from the british. of course britain the united states and germany count themselves as very close allies and that's been something that has certainly struck hold here to. thank you to keeping such close tabs on on each other and in fact that angle of merkel's own private telephone may have been hacked by the united states it was
noticeable today while she was speaking in parliament that she was using pen and paper as opposed to her. usual smart phone in hand as she usually house during these type of meetings. the talk about how to build that trust though it is said it's going to come down to an investigation the the opposition parties here in germany had wanted an extensive parliamentary inquiry they haven't been given to naif criticized angela merkel for not going far enough when it comes to investigating these allegations of widespread spying and i've been speaking to to senior political figures in europe they've told me that they're not they expect spy agencies will look into government but what's been special about what's happened here in germany is well it seems that business and private citizens have been the main targets now that prompted over a hundred fifty thousand people took their names to a petition that was handed to parliament today petition among other things called for edward snowden to be allowed to come here to germany to be granted asylum here
. peter although our correspondent really took a witch guess who's been checking up on diplomats to check to the big hotels no no peter all of it we're talking british intelligence they've been secret service in the rooms of foreign v.i.p.'s at the top three hundred fifty hotels worldwide apparently according to revelations in germany's der spiegel newsmagazine from you leaks by edward snowden the program is called royal concierge and it intercepts reservation confirmations when the sent to government addresses from said monitored hotels now agency can then quote prepare the rooms for detailed surveillance meaning bug phones and computers you're good says a german investigative journalist he met snowden in moscow last month along with a german m.p. he told us governments badly needed assistance that's one of the things that's being discussed is the question of how to get input from of the person who actually knows the most about the documents right now all of the documents are being kind of read in and reported on by journalists who of course you know are doing their best
are doing the best job they can but these are complicated things and it would make sense to get expertise i mean from the person and knows the system and the n.s.a. from the inside as a matter of fact i mean the interior minister and other leading people in the german government have acknowledged the importance of snowden's allegations i mean the fact that uncle americal actually called president obama about. the story about her cell phone was not just the basis of a newspaper story it was that basically the german authorities had found out that this was true. developing story tonight now a russian photojournalist who's working on greenpeace's arctic sunrise ship's been freed on bail he is the second person to have been released during hearings and petersburg were to court to be deciding whether to extend or not the custody of a group of protesters arrested in the russian arctic while trying to board an oil
rig a correspondent mary flashes in st petersburg before in this case for us but a mixed results then for the protesters an area. yes and did kalinski court change st petersburg the tell hope you can see behind me has ruled on monday to release on a two million ruble or sixty thousand dollar bail to russian citizens and two members of the so-called arctic thirty the arctic sunrise ship dr hans forth a journalist both detainees will be freed as soon as the bail is put up and experts say it will not take more than two days well this is a very good news for them especially given the fact that both detainees are very young people their husband and wife have both attended today's hearings and we saw them and these were very touching moments and of course we can say that family reunion is a very is a long awaited thing well that was a very good day for dan but it was not as this day was not as good as it was for
them for all protesters because another court also here in st petersburg pretty more ski court has decided to extend the pretrial detention for another activist greenpeace activist fifty nine year old man from australia till february which means for three months that i have to say that the hearings here in st petersburg have started after russia's investigative committee applied for the extension saying the investigators need more time to complete the probe this week marks two months since thirteen man from and women from nineteen different countries and mostly greenpeace activists but also arctic sunrise crew and journalist were detained in just to remind you here's a little bit of the stories background in september the arctic sunrise greenpeace's ship approached it as lawmen off shore all drilling platform in russia's northern patroller sea it's owned by russia's energy giant gazprom and this is the your only
platform of these kind in the region and tried to organize a protest against the danger is that. they say the greenpeace activists say the drilling posed to the environment they tried to. hold themselves on the platform and i have to say that the last year they've tried the same stunt and they've actually eventually managed to do so and spend more than ten hours on the flight from but these here they were arrested almost immediately by coast guards both those who are the team who tried to approach the crowd from and the crew of the arctic sunrise ship for any surely charged with piracy they were facing up to fifteen years in prison but then the charges were changed to hooliganism with seven years as a maximum punishment well at first they were held in russia as the northern port of
movements but last week they were transferred here to st petersburg where they are now kept in crete different detention centers well greenpeace international really sad but they condemn. both decision to extend the print trial detention for their activists today and also application by russia's investigative committee to vote for the extension and then they will appeal this decision later on. petersburg thank you for the update. coming up from bates to little cohen has had a record breaking weekend school washington coming up and we take a look at why lawmakers want to clip the digital culture and seize. the media leave us so we leave the people. of the same motions to cure. your party
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spanish. visit. the french president sending a message of support to israel speaking to parliament in jerusalem said paris wouldn't back down on the sanctions regime against iran until the country gives up its nuclear program meanwhile the british newspaper claims israel may join forces with saudi arabia in a military campaign against iran if they don't approve of whatever atomic agreements reached and another development russia's president putin spoken to iran's leader read of wednesday's global talks. the russian president vladimir putin held a telephone conversation with his iranian counterpart who harney and in their conversation pushed and told him that there was a real chance that the international standoff over iran's nuclear program could ultimately be solved now this comes just two days ahead of slated talks that will
take place in geneva between the six global powers and iran's and if any kind of indication is accurate that they will be some kind of deal reached this will happen then potentially this week and at the same time what we're hearing from the british newspaper the sunday times is that if a deal is reached this puts the option of a military strike by israel and saudi arabia back on the table both of them are worried that the deal would see international sanctions against iran lifted while the country continues with its nuclear enrichment program according to the sunday times riyadh is offering tel aviv tactical support in the form of allowing israeli warplanes to use its airspace in any kind of possible military strike and at the same time allowing the israelis to use saudi tanker planes drones as well as helicopters these saudis are reportedly furious over any kind of possible deal and
the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has repeatedly said that he will do everything it takes to make sure that his country is secure particularly as regards iran the last time the world powers mitt to discuss the iranian nuclear program was back on november tenth and at that stage no agreement was reached and one of the major critics was the french and right now you have the french president francois hollande visiting israel and palestine he's here on a three day visit and now it netanyahu has urged him to keep up the pressure against iran and western allies francois hollande by what indications is going to do this earlier he did say that there were four conditions that paris was insisting on him. indeed any kind of deal with iran is to be brokered and these conditions are that only raney and nuclear installations need to be put under international supervision immediately that enrichment needs to be suspended to the twenty percent level that the existing stock needs to be reduced and that iran needs to halt
construction on the iraq plant that on yahoo has praised the french president for his position the views of iran and its nuclear program or steer our middle east correspondent there will spoke to a former iranian diplomat who's represented to run in talks with the u.n. nuclear watchdog he pointed to major contradictions in france's position over. france has blocked the peaceful because of israeli claims i think this is a historical mistake france is making the i.a.e.a. has a multi five thousand man the inspection of it your in your nuclear program and frequently has announced the reason no evidence of diversion toward the opposition this is clear but i really doubt the real concern of france is a nuclear bomb because france has a strategy to relation with israel who is not
a member of n.p.t. . to four hundred nuclear bombs therefore france should not be concerned about nuclear bomb france help israel to master nuclear bomb france heard in the zero two master nuclear bomb therefore france has a very very bad record. migrant construction workers in cattle are suffering from systematic human rights abuse according to a newly published report from amnesty international the kingdom's door international focus as it prepares course to host the twenty twenty two football world cup testimonies from workers say they're being treated like cattle with misty indicating that some abuses point to forced labor violations include unpaid wages harsh and dangerous conditions as well as overcrowded in unsanitary housing the report highlights how the exploitation is happening in one of the world's richest countries as it is we heard more about the report from amnesty as head of refugee and migrant rights. what we found was that there are systemic problems with the
migrant workers encounter and many of them are subjected to data expectation for example which i think people who were deceived about the baby getting caught there are some people have been deceived about the kind of work they were doing there we found many workers who have not been paid. for a long time. some of them have not been paid for months at a time we found the workers who had been stuck in the country trying to leave they were desperate in some cases the suicide of trying to be put on able to because they would not get them exit permit which is required under culture in law in some circumstances there. were people who were in conditions that amount to paper well i spoke to a german filmmaker who went to qatar to investigate the situation himself but his camera member then detained and interrogated by security officials accused of attempting to spark a riot by phone to talk to those workers told me what he uncovered however about
the problems migrant workers face when they get to count. four of them they haven't got paid for seven months in a row right now trying to file their cases well all of those workers have one major problem they have to work within the so-called system let me try and explain to you what that is it's a law basically stating that every migrant worker that comes into qatar has to find his own personal sponsor meaning his boss the firm he's working for the cup ration . and that sponsor has to take care of him legally legally medically but most of the sponsors of the state take the passports away from the migrant workers and that put so numbers of them maybe tens of thousands in a miserable situation online notify. the story but once upon a time here we go the planet mars was just like earth parents now scientists want
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damascus has killed at least thirty one troops an opposition group which is part of the western backed free syrian army says it carried out the attack and posted this video on the web their sole comes despite efforts brokered by russia and the u.s. to try to bring the rival sides in the conflict to the negotiating table. mesir a freight train and a minibus have collided in egypt at least twenty four people dead here many more injured it happened at a level crossing south of cairo and also involved several vehicles to it sort of the over the barriers to the tracks were closed at the time cars were still crossing is the train approached most of the casualties were reportedly members of the same family who were returning from a wedding real tragedy there. in the mazes recalled its ambassador to australia in an angry response to alleged spying it stems from leaks by edward snowden revealing that a stranger had been listening in to the indonesians president's phone calls and it's not the first espinosa tension between the me the indian easier had some industry
as ambassador over reports that its embassy in jakarta had been used as part of a u.s. led surveillance network in asia. the digital currency bitcoin reached a record high this weekend of five hundred dollars each is seven a real roller coaster ride these days with its value and reputation because it frequently linked to internet black market transactions despite it rapidly becoming the twenty first century money spinner though washington is still not sure it can be trusted going to church you can report. there's around one point two trillion dollars circulating in u.s. currency compared to around three billion dollars in bitcoin so big coin is still a very small phenomenon but it's growing and very rapidly the value of a bit coin has increased ten fold since early two thousand and thirteen bitcoin bypasses government currency this is not subject to any regulations and at the moment the government is looking at it with suspicion citing concerns that the virtual currency is being useful facilitating illegal activity like drug trade.
we've seen things like bitcoin and others these internet based currencies that are not subject to regulation or oversight and we're working very hard to look at how we can counteract that. but bitcoin supporters are pointing to the fact that this new peer to peer payments system is being used in a widening variety of transactions the corners for example are now actively chipping in to help the victims of the typhoon in the philippines the u.s. government and the u.s. federal reserve obviously chance denied the rapid development of bitcoin and are right now thinking how to maybe incorporate bitcoin into the conventional money system possibly wishing to see bitcoin as more of a technological innovation rather than a truly stateless and independent currency in washington i'm going to check on.
well if you're still trying to get your head around it works to use bit coins uses create an online wall of the digital code then transactions can be processed between users without the middleman cutting out their full financial institutions and governments we spoke to jeffrey tucker really explode on this and i could to make you campaigns to freo global economics he says there's no way difficulties can ride. governments always like to control money they like to control the currency and frankly washington is starting to get a little panicked about becoming a year ago to the laughing stock now people are starting to worry sense they they don't want anything that happens out of their control and that kind really just doesn't care actually it's a perfect currency and it is it is immune from abuse by governments and regulators no one controls that crime it's purely a product of who can lobel international market of traders and users so
in that sense because it is a revolutionary tool to free people from oppression from their nation states governments can try to control it better elsewhere they cannot. very good to have you company tonight the next news bulletin just under thirty three minutes time with me kevin i would next though after the break outs he sophie shevardnadze gets the roots of the e.u.'s financial problems and talks to former head of the european central bank. there's now an all new form of humanitarian aid for the twenty first century created by members of the occupy movement this is nothing to do with hunger or homelessness what a different key problem in the so-called first world debt the rolling jubilee
project has already bought around fifteen million dollars in personal debt for americans around the country most of the financial obligations that they bought were for medical bills and now the people who had to pay these bills are free from their burdens the group claims that the secondary debt market is very cheap and that they are able to buy the nearly fifteen million dollars in debt for only four hundred thousand dollars the secondary market exists because banks try to sell consistently unpaid debt to third parties for less than a nickel on the dollar right now i would be begging the rolling jubilee project to get rid of my college loans but alas this is always purchased anonymously so it's all pure luck who gets their debt purchased the important thing about this project is that they're actually doing something against an evil system instead of just blogging about it and although fifteen million dollars is a tiny tiny drop in the debt bucket it may have really saved the financial lives of many americans but that's just my opinion.
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