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russia's republic of. the fifteen victims of a plane crash is investigators trying to establish what caused the tragedy. human rights violations and forced labor condemned by amnesty international in a report highlighting the brutal conditions faced by margaret work is preparing the gulf nation for the twenty twenty two world cup. and new n.s.a. leaks reveal that britain is using hundreds of hotels across the globe to spy on international diplomats germany's parliament put surveillance.
we're watching with me. now monday has been declared a day of mourning after a passenger plane crash landed killing all fifty people on board including the son of the russian republics president locals have been bringing flowers to international airport to mourn the victims while artie's. is there for. you go what is happening at the moment there at the airport. just managed to reach the airport. is still closed it's going to remain so at least until noon on monday we had to drive here from nearby city around one hundred thirty miles away but there's very heavy police security here right now we know that the site of the crash itself is also still blocked some relatives of the victims are here as well we saw a woman whose fate. it was covered in tears she really did seem
a bit lost like she didn't didn't know what was going on she said that her nephew was among the killed passengers on board of that flight and like you said there are flowers here near the airport buildings a list of the victims as well and psychologists are here since their help is really necessary right now they're assistance and later on monday also. the relatives of the victims are going to be allowed to start identifying them so the help of a psychologist or is definitely going to be needed there as well i want details are emerging about tragedy. of the plane crash happened on the on sunday evening this was a flight from moscow to cazan it's not a long flight still less than two hours and as the plane was landing what we know is that it exploded killing all fifty people on board including the son of the
republic's president and the head of the local department of the federal security service so forty four passengers and six crew members all of them were killed there are several versions into what happened and what caused this explosion from a human error technical malfunction off the airplane and saw from the reports that the crew prior to the landing around what five hundred meters before they actually attempted landing they did allegedly report some technical problems with the aircraft there's also a version of that there may have been some problems with the fuel the plane was fueled to the much of the airport in moscow the samples of the fuel had been taken there are now being analyzed there's also going to version of a possible terror attack but so far no official version has been. adopted that still could still yet to be announced and it is going to be determined wants or at least we're going to find out more about what happened. the data from
the flight recorders is that analyzed as well but concerning the plane it is a very old aircraft it was a very old aircraft over twenty years old the airlines representatives that they see that. despite that it did go through all the necessary. servicing but there is a lot of speculation on the internet from people who claim to have flown on board this aircraft as bassem jurors even a few days ago and they see that its condition was quite poor ok thank you. live from thank you. but as you heard hugo say that hardison airlines claim there were no known technical problems with the plane before it took off however earlier in the day the same aircraft had flown from moscow and passengers on board reported huge vibrations when the aircraft landed we spoke to one of them this pilot.
deal never mind the flight itself went quite smoothly but just before the landing the plane started vibrating fewer sleek initially i thought it was the weather first but when we go to town of the plane it turned out the weather was quite nice the plane was shaking it was direct from side to side linda to now first attempt that it was really bad landing and they felt like the plane was going to roll off the runway. one investigators are hoping to get more clues from the plane's all important flight data recorders david limon the operations and safety editor of flight global magazine broke it down for us. two boxes one of them records. all of the communications on the flight deck that's what the pilots say to each other what the pilots say on the radio all the incoming voice massages from air traffic control and also you can even hear things like the engine noise if there was an explosion on board you would hear that in the other box is is i suppose you could say the main one but they're both very important in their own way is the flight
data recorder which records basically the health of the airplane it records what the engines are doing it records the profile of the aircraft speed it's acid chewed it records all sorts of parameters of the airlines you know what the airline is doing from minute to minute and there will be at least half an hour of recording of this and it may be more before the time that the actual accident actually happened so your therapist will have a great deal of information to work with well because then crash comes year and a half after a passenger jet crashed during takeoff in siberia twelve out of forty three people survive that accident which was blamed on technical failure so let's take a look now at what the causes are there tragedies over the years according to statistics from plane crash info dot com more than half of air crashes are caused by air is made by flight crews technical problems with aircraft are responsible for
just under a quarter of problems leading to accidents and of course bad weather conditions can also be a factor and they are behind twelve percent of crashes and finally nine percent of air incidents a-g. to terrorist attacks or hijackings earlier we asked captain mark vice who was a civil aviation leader at the spectrum group and used to fly or used to fly the same kind of plane that crashed is than what he thinks could have led to this catastrophe. that was a real or poor repair that led to fatigue and obviously catastrophic failure for all of these factors are going to be looked at normally 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 live on its first attempt was weather a factor words crew for t.v. crew onus there are going to be so many things that have to be looked at keeping in mind the accidents generally don't have been from a single event it's
a chain of events that lead to a catastrophe like this. migrant workers in cattle say they are being treated like cattle according to a damning report from amnesty international the rights group has released the results of its probably been to the gulf want to keep the construction industry the report found numerous violations in the country which is steaming ahead with preparations for the twenty twenty two world cup amnesty says migrant workers are being deprived of pay and placed in a crowded unsanitized high using their rights group also expressed its dismay that one of the richest countries in the world is allowing this to happen
a spokesman for the organization told r.t. that some of the workers are being treated like slaves. what we found was that there are systemic problems with the migratory because encounter many of them are subjected to data exploitation for example which i would be people who. were deceived about the bait it was getting caught there are some people have been deceived about the kind of work they would do in qatar we found many workers to have not been paid. for a long time. some of them had not been paid for months at a time we found groups of workers who had been stuck in the country trying to leave their desperate in some cases the suicide of their trying to be you've done able to because they would not give them an exit permit which is required under carter involved in some circumstances that were people who were in conditions that amount to to forced labor. well german filmmaker paid to guys who went to cats to
investigate the situation but after interviewing migrants he and his cameraman were detained and put behind bars they were accused of filming with that permission and attempting to ride with you guys were told what to uncover. 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 corporation . that sponsor has to take care of him legally legally medically but most of the sponsors obviously take the passports away from the market workers
that put so numbers of them maybe tens of thousands in a miserable situation. not big calling is a back to avoiding government supervision but some are doing all they can to things that we look at why the u.s. government is trying to take them away in the digital currency this story in just a few minutes time. gemini's to speak magazine claims that the british intelligence service g c h q operate surveillance networks and hundreds of undisclosed luxury hotels around the globe to spy on diplomats and government delegation this program in for tripes the hotel's booking systems intelligence agency camper padded rooms the details surveillance meaning bug phones and complete is the scheme is also reportedly to get the premises ready for the deployment of on site agents for close to monitoring the article puts britain and in all could position at a time when joe. mini's preparing to hold
a special parliamentary session on the issue of spying speech or all of the reports . later on monday the german parliament will be sitting just behind me for a special session of the bundestag to talk about allegations of spying on the german people by the n.s.a. the topping of. private telephone now the german opposition parties has long been calling for a full investigation into these allegations that have come out following leaks by edward snowden that germany was targeted extensively by united states operations seamy a parliamentarian here in germany and actually called on the government themselves to be very candid with baer and says this of course comes after allegations that the german actually been complicit in spying on the german people so this whole session is there to try and to find out who knew what about what exactly
and as it goes on throughout the day i'll be bringing you all of the information that comes out of the book in the me thing here on r.t. . the french president says his country will be taking a tough stance against iran the next round of international nuclear talks on wednesday francois hollande was speaking in israel which is now at odds with its main ally the usa over the best way to proceed the negotiations the first meeting in geneva failed to produce any results after an expected objections from france the white house is now urging congress to give diplomacy a chance but the powerful israeli lobby is insisting on harsher sanctions iran has been urged to suspend all nuclear activity for six months in return for a limited easing of trade restrictions we talk to scientists in yan who used to represent iran's nuclear negotiations with the i think france's behavior is contradictory. to peaceful because of
israeli claims i think this is a historical mistake france is making the i. the bolt five thousand. inspection or very clear program and frequently has announced the reason no evidence of day version toward up into zation this is clear but i really doubt the real concern of france is a nuclear bomb because france has strategic relations with israel 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 held in the zero two master nuclear bomb therefore france has a very very bad record. well on our website we're asking how the negotiations on.
this week and his what some of you saying so far majority think the three men resigned because israel willing to fail then come to believe that a deal would require western nations to recognize iran's rights and meet the energy just twelve percent cited deal won't succeed because neither the iranians nor leading the world is reading media from finally around five percent if you think that only more sanctions will force around to compromise you can have your say. the words of course want to hear from you. it seems that auditing drones isn't a tool easy american site is. how it happened. and the getting star struck if you missed the biggest meatiest more than a decade we've got the pictures for you at a website. please
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effective in obtaining confessions than physical abuse they were off taking they could get what they wanted they could say what they wanted and there was no evidence of what they did or what they said. the. deliberate torch is on its epic journey to such. one hundred twenty three days. through two thousand and nine hundred towns and cities of russia. relayed by fourteen thousand people or sixty five thousand kilometers. in a record setting trip by land air sea and others face. a limp dick torch relay. on r t r c dot com.
welcome back now the renegade crypto currency this used to avoid the watchful eye of financial authorities has made history yet again big coins value surged past five hundred dollars this weekend after months of steady growth but as the currency is scoring more and more points it keeps raising eyebrows in washington as. reports . there's around one point two trillion dollars circulating in u.s. currency compared to around three billion dollars in bitcoin so big corn 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 b.s.
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 payment system is being used in a widening variety of transactions 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 out so what is the root of the digital currency success big coins are stored in anonymous online wallets nieces can carry out transactions between them bypassing the bank's
middlemen and what's more important governments or an executive editor of i say facebook's jeffrey tucker says officials have no chance of bringing bitcoin under their full control. 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 it was a 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 an abuse by governments and regulators no one controls their crime it's purely a product of who can lobel international market of traders and users so in that sense because it is a very good lucia mary tool to free people from oppression from their nation states
governments can try to control it better elsewhere they cannot. thousands of demonstrators have flooded the streets of athens to commemorate the victims of a bloody student uprising four decades ago that event was instrumental in toppling the right wing military junk to that rule greece for seven years until nine hundred seventy four but as lindsey france now reports for many this is about more than just history. this demonstration isn't hunting them writing the for it none of us are in the public sector uprising which changed so much it makes the site is specifically in the government is not only dry before who were former students and current students of people who want government changed but it's also drawing people who are that the affected by the economic reforms the austerity measures that greece must undertake to get these bailout packages the latest one many people laid off the journalists and possibly university administrators they're here getting their voices heard it's also have even police presence to make sure that everything goes peacefully anarchist infiltrated many of the demonstrations and most well lots
of violence but everyone here so far seems very peaceful. protests started in the afternoon has gathered thousands of people move all over athens all age groups many people from teachers unions journalists and fascist movement people from all sectors of society really because it was fun to see some what took place forty years ago which was students rising up to ask for their representation within government and still feeling that leadership needs to change in greece for that to happen. some international news in brief now in egypt at least twenty four being killed and many injured in a collision between a freight train and a minibus crashes the level crossing to the south of cairo also involves several of the vehicles most of the casualties were reportedly members of a family returning from a wedding egypt's transport system has a notoriously poor safety record that's largely blamed on aging and poorly
maintained equipment. a series of deadly attacks across the iraqi capital baghdad have left at least twenty people dead multiple bombings occurred in commercial areas and city markets targeting soldiers on patrol as well as civilians iraq is experiencing its worst violence in years but the rate of killing that hadn't been seen since two thousand and eight the u.n. says nearly a thousand people lost their lives in shootings and bombings last month alone. in chile left wing candidate michele has won the first round of voting in the country's presidential race she's seeking a second term as leader and fell short of the fifty percent needed to secure an outright victory one of bash allays main campaign pledges is to rewrite the constitution which dates back to the dictatorship of gusto pinochet chile is one of the richest nations in latin america but millions have staged protests in recent years demanding more wealth equality and higher education standards.
up next it's sophie shevardnadze with her interview. world. science technology innovation all the latest developments from around russia we've got the future covered. fact that. we're going to go digital the price is the only industry specifically mentioned in the constitution and. that's because a free and open process is critical to our democracy albus. role. in
fact the single biggest threat facing our nation today is the corporate takeover of our government and across a cynical we've been hijacked lying handful of transnational corporations that will profit by destroying what our founding fathers once told us about my job market and on this show we reveal the big picture of what's actually going on in the world we go beyond identifying the problem trying to fix rational debate and a real discussion of critical issues facing america by bill ready to join the movement then welcome to the big picture. one of the wonderful strongarming alive should be making news all the face time to time you know he.
i don't want to die i just really do not want to die young. hello welcome to sophie and. today we're in paris a city of exquisite luxury living side by side with our hero in one city. conspicuous on their spending together. and hysterically on the back of thankfulness is worth millions but where is this contradiction leading the society . unions are organized to provide safety and strength. but the weakest link can become a burden so was creating the eurozone even
a good idea as crisis still resonates within europe revealing weaknesses can the eurozone stand the test. john peel to share the former head of the european central bank it's really great to have you on our program today it's a great pleasure right so almost six years on after the crisis when just save the europe out of the worse i would say that the probability of the metal you decision over tail risk meaning the change of the dimension of the your way here we countries. leaving the that risk has will be alleviated because of four pleasance see it first all come trees which we are under stress have adjusted and the result of the adjustment are very visible in the eyes of the external observers and markets second.