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breaking news on r t a boeing seven thirty seven passenger plane has crashed in the russian city of because on it during an attempted landing all fifty people on board including two children have died it is not known what caused the tragic accident investigators are looking at a range of reasons including pilot error weather conditions and technical issues. and broadcasting live direct from our studios in moscow this is r t i'm sean thomas let's get right to our top story monday has it been declared a day of mourning in russia's republic after
a boeing seven thirty seven jet crashed at cazan airport killing all fifty people on board it had departed from moscow and was attempting it to land when the tragedy happened these are the latest pictures from cars on the airport where the jet crashed and caught fire apparently during its second landing attempt there were. two children among the forty four passengers and six crew members also perished in there as well. the search and rescue operation ended about three hours after the crash or. you can tell us more. if you could take us through what we know about the accident so far well certainly a fatal journey for all fifty people on board flight three six three operated by a target on airlines what we know so far of the plane have taken off at about six twenty five pm local time from the don't want out of an airport right here in moscow just over an hour later it crashed at its destination because an
international airport in central russia all forty four passengers six crew members confirmed dead tragically so now this is where the details get a little bit murky we know that the crew was reportedly trying to abort its landing it came around for a second landing approach when it exploded when it struck the tarmac the land away there we simply don't know the cause at this point could have been technical malfunction weather could have been a factor of pilot error perhaps we're also hearing that it might have been an issue with the fuel that's unconfirmed hardest on airlines did release a statement saying that the airline pilots were all experienced that this shouldn't have been a human error on their part that these guys really do what they were doing but that is of course still the subject of investigation there were high winds and above zero temperatures at the airport and because on the emergency and rescue operation as you mentioned had concluded and that airport is closed until mid day monday now
that very same flight the boeing seven three seven flight had made the journey from cousin to moscow earlier on sunday we had a chance to catch up with one of the passengers on that flight take a listen to what she had to say about her experience. but in. the flight itself one quite smoothly but just before the landing the plane started vibrating few sleep usually i thought it was the wind first but when we go told of the plane it turned to do with this point the plane was shaking it was from side to side linda to know first attempt that it was really bad landing and they felt like the plane was going to roll off the runway. now that was one particular passengers experience on board that plane what else do we know about that aircraft and particularly well this particular aircraft had been in service for twenty three
years that's gone through several different companies that had owned it in the past not a problem in itself if the plane is properly maintained this is of course quite common we have to keep in mind that the boeing seven three seven is while the popular it's the best selling model of the of the aircraft in airline history at any given time in fact there's about one thousand two hundred of them up in the air they do have the most crashes but that's because there is the most of them operating so that's not necessarily in any way is an indicator of their lack of safety they're determined to be quite safe what exactly it is that caused this airplane's crash is of course still up for determination that is what investigators are working on and we will of course keep you up to date on the details as we get them all right archie's losing health and if we know that you will be keeping across the details of the story as it unfolds thank you for being with us here on our t.v. now we have been getting the thoughts of aviation experts in russia and abroad earlier we spoke to captain mark weiss who is a civil aviation leader at the spectrum group and used to fly the same kind of
airplane that has crashed in because he believes that it was a chain of events that led to this catastrophe. that was a poor repair that led to fatigue and obviously catastrophic failure but all of these factors are going to be looked at but the fact that there has been an explosion on board the aircraft in the attempted three times to get the aircraft on the ground it may be a significant avenue to view normally in an emergency you want to get the aircraft on the ground safely as quickly as possible so what would have caused the aircraft to not landed on its first attempt was whether a factor. crew from t.v. crew illness there are going to be so many things that have to be looked at keeping in mind that accidents generally don't happen from a single event it's a chain of events that lead to
a catastrophe like this well at this stage of variety of factors could have been responsible for sunday's crash let's look at what the key cause of air tragedies have been over the past few years now today's aircraft are incredibly sophisticated machines but very sensitive as well to how they are being flown more than half of air crashes are caused by errors made up by the flight crew and various technical problems which of the aircraft are also responsible for just under a quarter of the problems leading to accidents and of course bad weather conditions can play their part as well and they are behind it twelve percent of crashes now finally nine percent in this little bit in green here the accidents are due to terrorist attacks or hijackings those figures are from a plane crash info dot com. now an analysis of the all important flight voice and data recorders should provide vital information as to what happened during the flight david lear mount the operations and safety editor of
flight global magazine says that authorities will get clues to the reasons of the accident when the two black boxes are found. 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 messages 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 then the other box 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 of the profile of the aircraft speed it's ass it's huge 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 the author r.c.s.
will have a great deal of information to work with now let's go over the details of that tragic plane crash in central russia a boeing seven thirty seven jet traveling from moscow to cazan apparently lost altitude and exploded during its second landing attempt none of the fifty people on board survived two children and the elder son of toddler stands president were among the voters killed the head of russia's emergency services has arrived at the scene and trying to stand that leader is there as well monday will be a day of mourning for the victims in tartus don we don't know yet what exactly caused the crash investigators are now saying it had bad quality fuel could have been responsible there also considering the possibilities of pilot error and inclement weather rescuers are looking for flight recorders to try and figure out more details the boeing seven thirty seven five hundred series plane had been in use since one thousand nine hundred ninety and hardest on air had been using it for five years.
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now to other news that now recapping the week's top stories this is r.t. glad to have you back with us now this week's interlude between the two rounds of crucial talks over iran's nuclear program has sent some mixed signals on the one hand of the u.n. watchdog declared that atomic projects have been virtually frozen since president rouhani came to power now on the other hand u.s. lawmakers are insisting even more sanctions are placed on iran
a move that threatens to derail the deal the white house is urging congress to give diplomacy a chance but the powerful israeli lobby is insisting on tougher penalties now the previous round of negotiations failed to produce any results were portably due to france's surprise opposition. in israel now and he has already assured me that paris will be tough and will not ease of pressure on iran during next week's nuclear talks saeed. an iranian a policy maker who used to be on iran's nuclear diplomacy team in negotiations with the i.a.e.a. says france's behavior shows double standards. france has a block to peace. because of israeli claims i think this is a historic mistake france is making the i has had five. inspections. program and frequently has announced the reason no evidence
of david toward that end is asian this is kill it but they really dealt with the real concern of france is a nuclear bomb because france has a strategy to relations with israel. is not a member of n.p.t. and possess a bold forehanded nuclear bombs therefore france should not be concerned about nuclear bomb france help israel to mass their nuclear bomb france head in the two master nuclear bomb therefore france has a very very bad record. should the talks result in something israel isn't happy with it's reportedly ready to join forces with a former sworn enemy for a possible strike on iran britain's sunday times newspaper suggests saudi arabia is working closely with israel's mossad on a military campaign if iran's nuclear program isn't curbed by an agreement in geneva now under the reported plan saudi arabia is understood to be allowing israel
use of its airspace it would also assist israel in deploying combat drones helicopters and tanker planes the saudis are furious and are willing to give israel all the help it needs that's what an anonymous source allegedly told the newspaper the sunni muslim gulf kingdom is alarmed that shiite dominated iran could get a nuclear weapon it concerns shared by israel iranian political analyst saeed mohammad marandi thinks that if the saudi israeli plan plays out there would be no winners. well we don't know if these reports are true but the saudis and the israelis are moving closer and closer to one another however it's highly unlikely that the saudis or the israelis would really want to attack iran because they both countries would be losers they would be seen. and obviously the iranians would retaliate the soviets would you know very vulnerable it would create an economic
catastrophe for the world and that would mobilize the whole middle east especially people on the streets in support of iran they would isolate israel after all the americans with all their firepower. failed in their attempt to bring about packing on syria because world public opinion and american public opinion simply would not accept it. to syria now where the country could be free of most of its chemical arsenal by the end of the year if another country agrees to take it on the ambitious deadline was said by the international chemical watchdog as part of a road map which also says all toxic stockpiles must be destroyed by the end of june but the biggest problem now is the lack of volunteers to take on the delicate task of eliminating more than one thousand tons of highly poisonous materials norway was the first to give a firm a no its refusal was mirrored by albania which saw a series of protests against the country being the destruction site for syria's chemical arsenal political analyst chris bambery says it should be europe's nations
who step in to implement the ambitious elimination plan my understanding is that they will go to france and i think it's really the onus is on britain or france in terms of the western european powers to deal with this because as i say they do have chemical weapons although we don't advertise the fact that britain and france have stockpiles of chemical weapons they do have the ability to do that the french and the british have the facilities where you can dismantle these things safely they have the expertise surely that's the best option. but you did by this deal the west should really put its money where its mouth is he signed up to this deal it's sending ships in this case norwegian ships to deal with this but the norwegians were clearing the door of the exposed teeth to dismantle and you can see why chemical weapons say they will not to take them in and i think it kinds of smacks i resent over the fact that really in the end this deal has come or. brokered a deal assad signed and no syria has abided by the agreements over it and i can't
hear but feel there's a kind of resentment in european capitals that actually a deal has worked the destruction of chemical weapons is not the only problem in syria right now the brutal conflict between government forces and rebels continues to claim thousands of lives on sunday thirty one troops including four generals were killed by a bomb attack on a syrian government building near damascus the explosives are thought to have been placed in the basement meaning opposition fighters were able to breach security to get into the building now the e.u. is being dragged deeper and deeper into the conflict intelligence chiefs believe more than a thousand young european muslims have joined the islamists and are fighting in syria now it's thought that they are being recruited through social media the e.u. counterterrorism coordinator says the jihadists agenda goes further than toppling assad it's also a real threat to europe as well. we are in the process of trying to understand
better the reason why so many europeans are going to syria where we start being concerned each. and that's what we understand many of them may need joining two groups affiliated to al qaeda. and groups which not only wants to or draw a sad but have the global jihad rhetoric and share fully the project if i get out and therefore we think i think we'd see that in the future but that many of them will get back in europe much more radical he means by that recruit other or they meet for sub b. even directed want to attack in europe. take a look at some other news making headlines around the world for you this hour a fast moving of the storm system is battering attendant midwestern u.s. states multiple tornadoes tore across the nation threatening more than fifty
million homes americans at least one person has been reported dead in the state of illinois the storm has caused extensive damage with buildings reduced to rubble and cars turning upside down nato was spotted some two hundred kilometers southwest of chicago with high winds and heavy rains the extreme weather has prompted authorities to halt traffic as well. tens of thousands of greeks have marched through the nation's two largest cities to athens and. the demonstrations marks the fortieth anniversary of a bloody student uprising against the former military dictatorship. least fifteen people were killed when a tank stormed through the university's gates to suppress the revolt more than six thousand police were deployed along the protest route though no incidents have been reported yet. in the underground adoption market has been exposed in the united states it's called private homing and allows parents to get rid of their unwanted
adopted kids by advertising online no background checks or government scrutiny means children could end up with families who would never be legally allowed to adopt or could even be taken in by criminals. has details. animal owners may be familiar with the term private re homey typically it refers to those seeking to give their pet away but today the practice is reportedly being used by parents looking to give away the child they adopted from overseas and no longer wants an investigation conducted by reuters found that this type of child trafficking is happening largely in cyberspace where parents allegedly advertise their unwanted children through yahoo and facebook groups the lawless atmosphere allows internationally had opted orphans to be passed on to strangers without government scrutiny or even a paper trail as a result many of these children can end up in the custody of criminals sex
offenders or abusive adults that would have never been allowed to legally adopt many of the children advertised online for private re home a range between the ages of six to fourteen and had been adopted from abroad including from countries such as russia china ethiopia and ukraine poses huge risks right because some of the pay always into which these children who are probably perfectly good in the children are doing better perhaps and some of them are not as of this year u.s. citizens are banned from adopting russian orphans since one nine hundred ninety one thousand russian children have reportedly died at the hands of their american adoptive parents reporting from new york marine upper nile r.t. . what happens to adopted children when their foster families are preparing to have their own children or to spoke to one young man who found himself advertised online and then passed on to a new family after his parents decided he was not want it anymore. dimitris stewart
was five years old when he and his brother were adopted from an orphanage in a small town near moscow it would be a rocky road living with his adoptive american parents didn't really feel i. was there when he was a young teenager after years of strained relations and after his parents had biological children of their own the stewarts decided it was time to find him a new home and that's when they turned to the internet is that i go underground groups where people want. to start of a dog shins and. that's how dimitris parents found nicole isa in eastern advertiser self as an aspiring mother that ran a home school to meijer found out that this was far from the truth this is little tiny basic. and. now him it was clear that his new home was no home school there was an even desk there had
to do homework he didn't even make you go to school she gave me the option to go to school and then they had a biological kid that was taken away from them from the state so they want a lot of any more kids and that's why they're doing this underground underground thing nicole had been married to a man who was a pedophile and that she could not get a homestudy due to their finances these days private adoptions are far more common it's unclear how many of them were facilitated on the internet where it's harder to regulate the transactions between families after the traumatizing ordeal dimitri moved to this group home outside atlanta he feels safe with his new guardians in this quaint home in a nice suburban neighborhood he's never know who's going to. be out there looking for kids and there's sick people out there everywhere and marietta ga least of all our. as guantanamo bay notched up a grim milestone this week former american top brass demanded its closure the
notorious prison has been in operation for twelve years over three dozen retired generals and admirals have written to the senator to close what they call a symbol of torture and promise president obama has failed to fulfill so far or to send us to see a trick in our reports from inside the guantanamo bay detention center. when it comes to this prison the numbers speak for themselves since being set up after the attacks of nine eleven a total of seven hundred seventy nine hundred have been held at guantanamo today one hundred sixty four people remain over half of them have been long cleared for release but remain locked up a total of six people is currently under trial alleged prisoners of war brought here since two thousand and two removed from the battlefield of america's ever expanding war on terror it's both the policy of the u.s.
not to hold anyone longer than necessary but we also know that whenever we release someone we assume a richness over a period of more than a decade the majority of detainees held here have been set free and if the men of guantanamo are really these superhuman monsters you know the worst of the worst are quote dick cheney. they would have been really. most of those still kept locked up have not been charged and are being held indefinitely what sort of a black hole of the weak system where the president of the united states simply refuses to say the innocent but u.s. officials say the law of war brings behind this barbed wire the idea that in a war when you capture folks you as the capturing authority are permitted to hold people during the duration of hostilities. when hostilities and or if there's no longer any purpose legitimate purpose to to hold them then they must be released a tiny problem the war on terror has no geographic borders with men once held here
repeat treated to a wide array of countries. who are only specific to guantanamo you can't even you couldn't even the case on the u.s. mainland because it would be unconstitutional and illegal the war on terror also has no end in sight and national security is a popular excuse to simply ignore the law. over the years countless detainee claims of mistreatment and abuse dozens of suicide attempts mass hunger strikes lost patience and hope just this year the majority of the prison population refused to eat for six months street only to be force fed washington has appointed a new envoy to close a camp that is a dark spot on america's image this comes after a massive hunger strike that returned the world's attention to the place that some have dubbed the gulag of our times even if close to it seems. to mean a state in u.s. history forever it's very easy to end one ton of. you release the men that you're
not prosecuting. and as you said only six men are being prosecuted right now the military prosecutor has made clear that he intends to prosecute a few more but he's also made clear that it won't be more than a few more barack obama promised to close the notorious facility on day one of his presidency he's now in his second term it's only a president who can do it and the idea that it's you know that it's congress's fault is just not correct it is the president the top holding these men in detention some president has to come in and this. it's hard to tell right now exactly how long we'll be down here doing this mission. and stacy church and. guantanamo bay cuba will stay with r.t. and a little over half an hour we will have more updates on the plane crash because an
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i don't know well from three worlds apart just a few years ago a revolution think to be think of the past the relic of the cold war era to the resistance to the imperialist all with the of the west but with the onset of the arab spring the revolutions seem to be back in fashion again nowadays all fun supported and aided by washington and its allies how to distinguish a genuine revolution from an orchestrated well to discuss that i'm now joined by based on their world's greatest living revolutionary. ideas thank you very much for your time sir now in the beginning of both libyan and syrian uprising many of the organizers try to say that revolutions often be. the moment that your father.