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in the stories that shaped 2 russian pilots pull off an expert emergency landing to save their passengers and crews lives after their plane suffers double engine failure during takeoff. medical examiner ruled that the death of the disgraced financier geoffrey was the result of suicide. not satisfied with the conclusion and intend to carry out their own investigation. in this weekend's developments hong kong's anti-government protest movement with people in the 10s of thousands demanding reforms. for something authorities.
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that means we're bringing you some of the biggest stories covered right here over the past 7 days welcome to the program happily some good news to start you off with that 2 russian pilots centered aviation history on thursday morning after pulling off what's been described as a miraculous emergency landing that. flight suffered twin engine failure after striking a flock of birds while taking off from moscow airport but against the odds they were able to bring it down safely in a nearby field saving the lives of everyone on board this was the scene as people evacuated the plane. if i think about. was. the pilots of flight you 6178 had just moments to react to the bird strike and avert impending disaster they decided to land the plane on its belly in
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a cornfield without deploying the landing gear all being able to dump the fuel on board. this video was taken from inside the aircraft as it accelerated along the runway the singles that were sucked into the engines could be seen either so fleetingly through the window 226 passengers and 7 crew were on board but flight with more on thursday's remarkable events here to remind koester of. 226 passengers and 7 crew members of ural airlines flight bound for crimea from moscow are celebrating their 2nd birthday the air bus a 321 collided with a flock of birds just shortly after takeoff from the capital's zuckoff ski airport's the captain mir yusupov had just seconds to make the right decision when he discovered the strike caused engine failure with 16 tons of fuel on board and no ability to make it back to the runway he knew that an emergency landing could
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result in a catastrophe to show you a little but all after we to call the engines became unstable 1st the left one and then the right one we usually simulate the situations when one or 2 engines are off despite all our efforts the plane was going down we realized that we didn't have much time just one or 2 minutes to make a decision in a blink of an eye this man with nerves of steel decided still land the aircraft in a nearby cornfield without using the landing gear and shutting off all power to prevent an explosion and various officials praised the crew for their professionalism during the spine chilling landing as well as for a well organized evacuation it is a tough thing so we acted in line with our training with similar situations like this before so there were no surprises the passengers were disciplined listen to our instructions and evacuated very quickly they did as we expected there was no panic on board even though the landing was rough the pilot did
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a great job he landed the plane really kathleen koch tell us please how do you feel now did you hurt your leg. you know it's better because they're lying on the field so everything is rather good the landing was good defile a did a great job landed the plane on the down he everything he fine the media was quick to make connections with another such incidents when loss of life was a virgin thanks to pilot the miracle on the hudson involving a us airways the aircraft flown by captain chesley sullenberger and jeffrey skiles hit a flock of geese after takeoff from new york city's la guardia airport and lost all engine power and they able to land at any available airport they had to ditch the jet in the hudson river just outside of manhattan with all of the 155 passengers a risk you'd buy nearby ferries and bolts thanks to the heroic solve for the captain and his crew their relatives and loved ones self all the people involved
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will get to see them again ramana koester of artsy moscow region. asian experts we spoke to say the pilots made all the right decisions under extreme pressure. to take my house off to the pilot and to everybody on board the crew on the passengers because this was a textbook emergency landing the radio i've just seen of it was absolutely amazing i think he took a calculated risk he said right we all too near the ground by the time the landing gets down it might not have locked in place we'll go for what we call a belly flaw i'm not basically what he did and he landed it beautifully this is a bit like the if you remember the hudson river incident when the plane landed on the way the whole point is he brought it with the nose slightly out and so literally sailed over the coalfields quater of craw so that helped the landing these pilots did brilliantly because they were really quite low when the strike
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took place in the engine power. dropped away almost completely so they had to look around for an open space in which to land and they did and as you can see they've done it brilliantly russia does have a history of having very good pilots that it is a profession that russians are very proud of having those who have it almost exactly 10 years ago there was what has become known as the miracle on the hudson they got a little bit higher before the birds hit them but this time they were geese and those a very big birds they lost both engines the pilot looked around the highly urbanized area near new york couldn't see anywhere safe to land so he landed on the river and again like this event everybody survived. the death of disgraced former money manager jeffrey have seen was caused by suicide according to the new york medical examiner's office the convicted paedophile who had connections in high
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places in washington was found dead in his jail cell on august the 10th he was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges at the time but lawyers for the finance here have said that they're not happy with the findings of the autopsy. the defense team fully intends to conduct its own independent and complete investigation into the circumstances and cause of mr epstein's death we are not satisfied with the conclusions of the medical examiner. the 66 year old multimillionaire was set to face trial over the alleged abuse of dozens of under-age girls in the creation of a sex trafficking network just days before his death a manhattan court had released a 1200 documents relating to the case he repeatedly denied the charges against him last month epstein had been placed on suicide watch after an apparent attempt to take his own life since the tycoon's death there have been numerous reports about the conditions that he was being kept in while in custody and some of suggested that he was having to pay other inmates and gods for protection others saying that
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he was prevented from washing them that he was sleeping on the floor and there are some of the claim that the death might not even have been suicide taking a closer look at all the speculation his. if there are screenwriters out there right now racking their brains over ideas for a mega juicy plot i've got a perfect one for you the life and death of convicted paedophile jeffrey epstein who was at the same time a friend of the likes of presidents clinton and trump or you case prince andrew just how many skeletons in his claws a dis man have his death as a real shocker and a staggering mystery some details of it though have been revealed to the public.
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america baffled you really can't help asking questions. even though last month geoffrey epstein apparently already tried to kill him self a source within the law enforcement reported he was only put on suicide watch for less than a week plus it's been claimed epstein wasn't checked on every 30 minutes by guards
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and got deprived of his cellmate in violation of the prisons normal procedure there was also a rumor that surveillance cameras malfunctioned on that night when the death happened. only a day before the inmate was found unconscious a court released 1200 pages of documents detailing numerous claims of child abuse by him and his girlfriend was that the last drop of anguish we'll never find out. oh this is a giant playground for fans of conspiracy theories these have been ranging from the idea that bill clinton had jeffrey epstein killed even president trump tweeted about that one to the russia did it kind of stories president from using his massive twitter platform $63000000.00 followers to spread a doraine conspiracy theory in a statement a clinton spokesman said the suggestion that the clintons were involved
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is ridiculous and of course not true and donald trump knows it you know this is just more recklessness what he's doing is dangerous a guy who had information that would have destroyed rich and powerful men's lives and dead in his jail cell how predictably russian it's hilarious and ultimately completely predictable that you would have leftists and democrats and the media trying to pin something else on russia we haven't seen any ties to russia in the eps and steve case we haven't seen any russian oligarchs that have been on this fly list that we know of but anyway you can't turn away from the fact that mr epstein was close like i said with some of the most influential people on this planet most likely they had nothing to do with the death but all those politicians and money makers can now brave a sigh of relief because dead men don't speak the really aggravating thing to me is
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all the flying monkeys that are out there right now on conspiracy theories if you look at the facts of this case it was no question this was going to happen 1st of all in lock up settings like that there is no such thing as a personal privacy there there are no un control settings if rules are followed no shoelaces no belts no access to even as much as a finger nail clipper or radio show us the darn films what do the cameras have to say who had access to the cameras where are they this is a remarkably simple program just 1st show us what was recorded. human rights activists been pardoned after almost 3 years behind bars for making critical comments online about the government maintains that niger yousef was jailed for promoting and encouraging people to mount a coup. alleges that she was tortured and sexually abused by police officers after her arrest bahraini officials say they for her complaints to a special investigation not just allegations relate to a local police station whose chief was trained by british police. spoke to the
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organization the petition to release. and enjoy yourself a form of bahraini civil servant and mother of 4 was jailed in april 27th teen up he criticised the regime for hosting the motor racing show case that is formula one use of gave a harrowing account of the abuse and sexual assault she was subjected to at the hot of the offices she was arrested by this threaten to kill me they tried to bribe me they beat me but worst of all officers tour off my he job and attempted to strip me of my clothes before an officer sexually assaulted me in custody the pain and humiliation of that week will haunt me for the rest of my life they just occasion they gave the fact is she is involved in what they call it activity is. that it finishes off this means that criticizing for will and grace and. reflecting good opinion. could considered to be
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a to act and fortunately for her she was subject to during her interrogation to sexual assault and she was tortured only to interrogated about terror. spoke count which was simply just a critical formula one a domestic bahrain issue while not really because the appears to me that all happened as activists claimed in the police station headed up by brigadier far was . because trained by none other than the british. yes back then 2015 other sound traveled to belfast on a study visit basically a crash course in how to manage protesters the trip cost british taxpayers $16000.00 pounds now engineers have raised the alarm questioning how this all fits in with bahrain's human rights record.
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because. when i arrived at the building in morocco they blindfolded me interrogated me because of my human rights activities during the interrogation they used the worst forms of physical torture they told me some harsh words threaten me and sexually abused people. the members of the national security service insulted me they threatened me with rape restricting my livelihood preventing treatment depriving my family of education and housing in addition to psychological and physical torture i was jailed 5 times in the past year most of them from the drug targeted jailed tortured and my cause targeted attack by rubber bullets and tear gas. one can ask them why is the u.k. continuing its cooperation with the regime regularly condemned by organizations all
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over the walled well the u.k. says that to give a helping hand in improving human rights so it's all in good faith and in the name of democracy given the high level of skill and expertise across british policing it is not surprising that there is an international appetite to learn from the best we cannot stand by and criticize countries from the sidelines if we want to see wholesale changes it probably doesn't hurt that it brings in a tidy sum to the arm of the u.k. home office responsible for training offices abroad has bought and over 3000000 pounds since 2012 with 89 percent of that some coming from countries where the death penalty still exists when the british government really talk about. training the police what they are really doing is empowering what we call it from punitive and they are the one which are pretty much training. but also toward thinking that if a police officer committed an abuse or something people could resort to things like
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this like and was in office where you can submit complaints over the since 2012 to this date we have seen that those institutions which had been officially is the british training resulted in only one thing that they they kill the torture the still systematic in the country this is what the united nations said this is what amnesty and what the human rights watch said and then secondly that there is the climate of impunity the status in the country allegations of complicity in human rights violations and bolstering authoritarian regimes increase dany complicit or not one has to admit it's not great for the british sas to take off. on the way some of this weekend's developments rally and counter-rally tens of thousands turn out again in hong kong reports after the break.
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when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. hello again another mass anti-government rallies been filling the streets of hong kong this sunday as the city's protest campaign continues for an 11th consecutive weekend tens of thousands of taking part in the demonstration which was only given authority to take place in a city park but since spread out the rallies being led by the civil human rights front which has been behind some of the biggest demonstrations in the semi autonomous chinese territory since june. on saturday thousands of teachers rallied against hong kong authorities in a show of solidarity with the youths who's been leading calls for democratic
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reforms there's also a sizeable counter protest by people concerned by the continuing on the arrest in the city and the threat that it poses to the territory special status the months of anti-government demonstrations were originally against a controversial extradition bill but that since been suspended indefinitely the protests are full since white into a much broader set of demands. approaches
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to hong kong paul took an unexpected turn on tuesday when a reporter for china's global times newspaper was seized by the crowds. it was. the editor in chief of the global times confirm that it was his employee in the video he took to twitter to plead with the demonstrators to release the journalist stressing that his sole job was to report the news later that day the reporter was rescued by police and sent to hospital but he's since been discharged journalism drivel check says that he believes the protestors have been acting in a hostile way towards media sympathetic to beijing. look ruthlessly sort of actually afraid that the truth is going to go. to the surface the anger of all the
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media which is throwing to coverage through the chinese will be out to see people look to you are there all the support there for the b.b.c. or the sierra and other western media of course for those who are. absolutely sorry if you look don't you read the british newspapers though there's still a very thick basically. india carried out a major crackdown against political leaders in the disputed region of kashmir this week including arresting 3 former chief ministers of the muslim majority state pakistan which also lays claim to the territory has lashed out at the international community accusing it of standing by as india strips kashmir of int'l thomas status prime minister imran khan even compared it to the appeasement announcing germany india insists its decision is a protective move against terrorism don of next looks at whether india's gamble will pay off. once it was supposed to be a himalayan switzerland kashmir a contested region for decades isn't autonomy no more all for the sake of
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prosperity and good according to india's prime minister narendra modi democracy read whether it's the color of saffron in jammu and kashmir or the taste of cry the sweetness of apples or the succulents of kashmiri shores or artworks your gammick products of latin or herbal medicine needs to be spread worldwide but given the history of kashmir there was little chance of modi's move going down well. here instead of sweetness or succulents the reforms have brought the vile and discrimination out of both sides india didn't just strip kashmir of autonomy many
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say strip kashmir is women of their rights it's comments like these coming out of india because the outcry muslim policy workers should rejoice in the new provisions they can now marry white skin women of kashmir on social media bigotry is rampant some see this as an opportunity to claim ownership of women living in kashmir under one of the provisions which is no longer in place only permanent residents of kashmir were allowed to buy property in the contested region well now across india there is a spike in google searches related to well seeking marriage with kashmiri women needless to say no one bothering about their consent but it's not just india that's going haywire pakistan is outraged to. it's a contested territory after all so the worst in people is being buried there too the current policy on kashmir is weak we have to respond to the indian atrocities
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and the look down of the valley jihad is mandatory this is a pakistani cleric declaring jihad on india not any cleric but an open advocate over some of bin ladin osama had good relations with my late father we don't support the american narrative declaring him a terrorist he did jihad to implement sharia around the world so for us he's an islamist warrior we named our lawyer bree after him with all does city a few radicals of course can speak for the population of 2 nations especially when it amounts to almost 1500000000 people combined but radical change of oaks radical sentiment and it's never a good thing when nuclear powers are involved. whatever you choose again this weekend thanks for choosing up say i'll have your next edition of the weekly off the world.
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why a paradise with so much all year round turned into a round the experimentation field the agricultural chemicals we know that these chemicals have consequences they are major irritants there's no question otherwise why would that the chemical company workers themselves be geared up and suited up locals attempt to combat the on regulated experiments that often in day you have many of these people who have one foot into the biotech pharma and the other foot in the government regulatory bodies this kind of collusion is reprehensible while the battle goes on the chemicals continue to poison hawaii and its people so one
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has to ask the question whether there is a form of environmental research going on in hawaii whether these companies feel they can get away with this because the people have less political power. in this community there are people who believe that it's ok to sell for actual food on my table it's really hard there are no jobs and you see that i've got kids that ask and as a parent. i can come up with lots of arguments there's a lot of conflict within the game and between the teams most of the conflict i would say overall is around money and most of them money is made. close one on each . is. this good because the state of california makes $6000000000.00 a year of prison.
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hello and welcome to worlds apart from the recent clashes on the indian pakistani border while sparking in over a potential war between nuclear rivals provided a curious lassen in political judo the pakistani leadership confronted to strikes on its territory not only managed to defuse tensions but also turned it into a minor p.r. victory can it make it last while to discuss that i'm now joined by in the road by a heart pakistan's former foreign minister and currently
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a member of the national assembly but i'm hard it's good to talk to you again thank you very much for a time so good to be here now the tensions between india and pakistan obviously have a very long history and there were times not so long ago when the one that was much more likely to col and on india exercising restraint and pakistan acting more belligerent fully now it seems the tables have turned what explains these dramatic reversal in posters. it's interesting that you point that out because we've been saying this for the last many years that pakistan has changed by this is changing for the better you know to extremism which we unfortunately phoned and lived in because of you know the historical baggage of the war and becoming a more progressive society i think the democratic regimes the last 2 democratic regimes had much to do with it whereas at the same time b.c. india going deeper and deeper into this ultra nationalist extremist almost in the
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state. and on times to. mr moody has not been the treat did his vision into the fabric of indian society i think this crisis is unfortunate as it was exposed the changed focused on worse is the change to india and if i were the world i would be very scared of what i see in india right now for both leaders it was definitely an opportunity to exercise leadership and they chose very different strategists one of them chose to flex muscles the other one i thought relied more on his weights do you think that's more reflective of the personality of the 2 leaders mr modi and mr han or is it indeed more long term reflective of the country's national standing and national post. personalities certainly have a role to play i think you will hear more than just a const personalities mr moody's personality which has had to play in what india has become in the last 5 years.


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