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terrifying video of a boeing seven thirty seven nose diving. and it's raising more questions as the flight data recorders have now been delivered to moscow. as the civilian death toll from deadly u.s. drone strikes in yemen continues to mount manages to reach one remote village to see the effects firsthand. this is all that remains from a u.s. predator drone strike right here in the. suspected members of al qaeda but also civilians so is the loss of innocent lives justified in the fight against al qaeda stay with us as we report from one of the front lines in the war on terror. about the upcoming nuclear talks with iran saying there is quote a real. hammering out
a deal despite continued opposition from france and israel. it's good to have you with us here on r.t. this morning. from the entire news team welcome to today's program. the flight data recorders from a boeing passenger jet which crashed near the russian city of killing all fifty on board and delivered to moscow investigators hope will help to shed some light on what caused the plane to nosedive. going off now reports from the site of the tragedy. the final traumatic moments of a flight that had almost completed its journey forty four passengers six crew members everyone on board gone. he was such
a good boy healthy and handsome he had a good family his son is only three years old he made many plans for the future a tragedy that meant family friends and colleagues in the arrivals hall waiting to welcome their friends and loved ones home or instead reading their last. meeting his two associates yana from moscow and donna from cameras in england one of the two foreigners on board that moscow took us on flight they were on their way to take part in a business master class for local students. we all knew what happened but many kept hoping until the very last moment that their relative sense survived the horrific picture many became hysterical community doctors helped because some lost consciousness others had to lean on walls. just are close at hand to ready for the victims' relatives whenever they're needed ambulances are also on standby for when the shock is too much to bear close because the complications we couldn't pick ation in early began government in its campus there nobody's only fragments the
force and speed of the impact means there are a few clues right now the flight recorders have been taken to moscow since they're badly damaged but could reveal what was said in the final few minutes in the cockpit and whether the plane was functioning normally twenty four hours after sunday's plane crash flights have resumed international airport but it's not business as usual scores of people have been coming in bringing flowers to show their respects to the victims while instead of new evidence giving answers the latest footage of the crash is only raising further questions you got this going off r.t. republic. and we've got all the latest information on the tragic flight dot com just took out our live updates. here on the program yemen is one of the hardest hit targets of america's deadly
drone campaign but despite president obama's promise of more transparency relatively little is known about who is actually being killed there. was able to reach one yemeni village where a community has been devastated by the effects of drone strikes. it says no faith for the one who has no trust but both are now in short supply in this part of yemen for months the class has been without its mouth teacher and this pupil without his father this is the big show about a charity i didn't know. his name is still on the staff schedule but i leave hasn't been here since signing out of class on january twenty third the last could be the finality the father of three was killed by a u.s. drone alongside his twenty year old cousin salim a college student who drove them in a borrowed to yoda they picked up two strangers who turned out to be suspected al qaeda militants witnesses reported a whirring sound in the sky and missiles struck their car. the smell of death was
everywhere some of the bodies were burned beyond recognition the rest were ripped to shreds and scattered all around. i found a part of sameem inside the car the rest was outside we only recognised him by a piece of his trousers. you couldn't tell who was who if they were even human it was sickening. one drone change this sleepy farming village for ever less than an hour's drive from yemen's capital kabul lawn is far removed from al qaeda operations but without warning it was thrust into the war on terror. saleem's mother shows me where her son used to sleep she can't bear to get rid of his things although she knows she'll never return home. can't help us i didn't understand until the next day that an american drone killed my son why tell me may allah deprive them of their souls like they robbed us of our son he was the only one
providing for this family all we have left now is our tears we only target al qaeda and its associated force and even then the use of drones is heavily can strike before any strike has taken their boss. be near certainty that no civilians will be killed or injured the highest standard we can set. out. except there was a deadly failure yemen's interior ministry confirms the cousins had no links to terrorism in a country where tribal ties surmount all the loss was felt far beyond the family the white house has never acknowledged the deaths let alone the strike but mohamed shows me the evidence this is what killed them what's thought to be a fragment of a hellfire missile launched from a drone. the u.s. believes this is its best weapon against al qaeda although not officially out war
in yemen the covert drone campaign has been dramatically ramped up here under president obama. yemen's al qaeda threat is real it's plotted attacks on international airliners and caused hundreds of deaths the cia described it as the most dangerous and active branch of the terrorist network the defense is that drone strikes have seriously damaged his ability to plan attacks but critics here say it's doing the exact opposite it does not. contain the ghosts of the facts that may have contributed to the growth and expansion of of the at some point when we can slug enough profit enough to be able to inflict serious damage the u.s. war on terror has no borders often waged remotely with cruise missiles and drones it's an undeclared global battlefield in which yemen is just one of the front lines of fight against groups like al qaida in which ordinary civilians also end up
paying a price. i ask obama to bring my dad back to life all the kids at school have their fathers but we don't reporting income on in yemen and lucy catherine of. and a delegation now from yemen is due to meet u.s. lawmakers to push for an end to the attacks of. families of a drone strike victims are also voicing their pain over their losses this sudden international conference in washington it took place over the weekend activists who were there as well calling for more transparency and accountability with some declaring america's unmanned aircraft campaign to be a form of terrorists. it was heartbreaking to hear these stories of people who had not even heard about the united states didn't know why these missiles were coming down and attacking them you know people who have committed suicide because of the mental pressure of having these stones cover overhead twenty four hours
a day in my mind having missiles come out of the sky from out of nowhere and attacking families is a form of terrorism. so i don't know how you can determine that somebody is a terrorist without presenting evidence against them and that's what the geneva conventions call for so you know these drone strikes violate many many tenets of the geneva conventions they violate the sovereignty of the foreign countries that we're attacking the drone attacks are not only you know not effective but they're actually counter effective because absolutely we are creating more enemies with every innocent person that we kill or are still to come for you this hour here on the business of sponsoring. a special that scans my space it recognizes that i'm female and aids between c. and c. thought i then send that information back to advertise the story with us here on our to learn how facial recognition systems are being deployed to help big
companies sell their products to unsuspecting consumers. are right now ten minutes past the hour u.s. secretary of state john kerry played really prime minister's fears that a possible nuclear deal with iran would threaten israel security fronts and sanctions will be lifted only of tehran gives up its entire nuclear program but russia which will also take part in the latest round of talks on wednesday things that there is still hope of an agreement i'm joined by also use paul scott with details on this good morning to you poll moskos all so mystic why do you think well . day at the initiative of russian president vladimir putin he and his iranian counterpart hassen rouhani had a phone conversation after which the russian president was quoted as saying that he believes there is now a real chance that iran and the international community can come to an agreement
over the country's nuclear program an agreement that would eventually say the easing of sanctions on the country now the storm just opposition to that move is coming from israel who has strong support from france france of course are in the negotiating group in fact french president francois hollande has been in israel prior to those talks in geneva on wednesday but despite the documented differences after the first round of talks. optimism is shared by russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov. but a village near the residual disc lucia with the respect elation that the positive shift we now see in negotiations over iran's nuclear program has only become possible because of pressure coming from sanctions against it i suggest we leave it to historians to decide we as diplomats simply can't afford to be dragged into these meaningless discussions we now have a real chance to sign a solid deal and if we let speculation lead us astray we could lose this chance
there are many who won't be very upset if the talks collapse once again. well of rove also went on to say that iran has agreed to two stipulations specified specified by france on those earlier talks that is to stop enriching uranium to twenty percent all together and to limit the amount of uranium enriched to three and a half percent so it does seem that ahead of wednesday's talks there is a real sense of optimism that there could be a breakthrough which could end this decade long standoff and it all eyes will be watching as you say the next round of talks inside the next twenty four hours artie's scott thank you. well we've also spoken to jamal abdi the policy director of the national iranian american council he believes the israeli prime minister netanyahu is against any deal with iran even if it does ultimately favor his own people. this is actually very concerning for for israelis to see their
prime minister going out and lobbying against a deal that would actually be in the interests of everybody in the region who doesn't want to see you on potentially have the ability to build a nuclear weapon that's what this deal dots and what i think the problem here is is that benjamin netanyahu was never in favor of getting a deal he's more concerned with keeping iran isolated with advancing his own you know geostrategic ambitions and that's the same case for the saudis so now they see that there's actually a deal on the table that would achieve the stated goal of putting measures in place that we can verifiably assure the world that iran does not have a nuclear weapons program they're trying to undermine it. and still ahead for you this hour here on our higher education well below ground level. join me for all of that to find out what it takes to graduate from europe's only city agree if they can introduce you to the professionals who devote their lives to
to notice. things is changing right. so picture. from around the. globe. to. live from moscow ten minutes on breaking the set but for now by cutting out the banks and governments the cyber currency bit coin traders almost as much privacy as cash that's a blessing for users worldwide but it's causing a headache on capitol hill the senate committee on homeland security and government affairs has held a special hearing on the threat posed by digital currencies gynae chicken reports.
from us live foresman officials we heard about all the bad things were elated to virtual money we heard that cyber criminals love it drug dealers use it terrorists are looking into it child pornography is bought and sold with virtual money to direct the treasury department's financial crimes of course my network even suggested that the stateless currency may have been created to facilitate illegal activity because it bypasses central banks and government regulations here's what the u.s. secret service said. while digital currencies may provide potential benefits they present real risks for the criminal and terrorist organizations trying to conceal their listed activity and as such digital currencies challenge law enforcement's ability to carry out our responsibilities to enforce the law and suppress criminal activity the chairman of the homeland security and governmental affairs committee asked what congress can do to help the agency's crackdown on what they described in such dark colors the lying force one official said there are good with the existing
laws including the patriot act the language of which is broad enough to allow the agencies to go after the new players in the world of virtual money but they did say they expected the big corners and others providing money exchange services online to report to the u.s. treasury and generally to comply with existing regulations like getting a money transmitter license and so on following the officials testifying in congress where the gentleman from the big foundation the chairman of the committee senator carper questioned them and at the end quote it albert einstein's wife mrs einstein who approach quite brilliant in her own right and. asked if she understood her husband's theory of relativity and she allegedly responded i understand the words but not the sentences so with regard to virtual currency it is fair to say the us congress understands the words but not sentences which is true for the
public in general. bitcoin users are not exactly the average consumer for now in washington i'm going to check out. you know we spoke with patrick murphy of the excuse me i should say patrick he's the general counsel for the bitcoin foundation he believes the government should not be burdening the digital currency with new regulations if you are operating a big queen service company most likely you fall into an existing regulatory framework if you're building securities around than most likely that use of the protocol will have you regulated by the securities and exchange commission if you're using it as a money service then most likely your money service business those are highly regulated businesses and industries today so there's not a need for new regulation in the space it's just a matter of the service industry around being built up and integrating that into the traditional system so let's see how things turn out whether it's a currency or a payment network or both let's see how it shapes out
a little over time before we rush to create new laws or regulations around this. one of the world's largest retail is a british supermarket chain tesco is planning to install facial recognition technology to improve its advertising strategy and private campaign is concerned about the program which identifies customers to targeting them with customized ads based on their age and gender a lower smith investigates. so you say it's thursday morning and i will kid to a shop it is all the usual stuff plus a special camera that scans my face it recognizes that i'm female and aged between thirty and forty five then says that information back to advertises who collects it to establish a pots and who goes into the shop from now on on thursday mornings customers will be bombarded with. shampoo and fashion magazine.
if you think about something out of a futuristic movie think again it's what's happening now tesco the u.k.'s biggest supermarket chain is planning to introduce facial scanning technology in its petrol stations with a view to targeting advertising at the demographic that uses the shop most times of day even the c.e.o. of the company that makes the technology says it's like something out of minority reports seemingly not realizing that comparing something to a film about the negative effects of having technology in media everywhere is a bad thing but tesco defends the practice saying it's not new technology and isn't capable of facial recognition. all in the name of the custom is permission. and privacy campaign is worried it could be the tip of the. technology improving.
how long before you are being tracked and identify why you pay for three. or as many stories of. trillions and trillions of calculations second guessing what china is most computer is capable of leaving us rifle way behind you can find out how wide the margin is. inside a kuwaiti jail for one activist just one post was enough for. those details on the website for the. right to see. first street. and i would think that your.
orders were very. instrumental. in the. let's start with or at least nine people have been killed after the island was hit by severe storms and heavy flooding local officials saying a number of others a missing off the river banks flooded bridges were brought down as well already hundreds of people across the island have been evacuated. a manhunt is underway for a gunman in france who shot and critically injured a photographer with a hunting rifle the day newspapers head office or the main media office in paris and al being heavily guarded by police by their talk escape from the scene hijacked a car forcing the driver to take him to the. police confirmed it's the same man who attacked a twenty four hour t.v. news channel last friday no shots were fired then but he did threaten not to miss
next time well beth offers a very good opportunity for the living to make a living as a he's pretty are all of a found out the only university in europe dedicated to training a highly skilled and accomplished undertake. a small town college classes like any other except for the coffin in the middle of the room that is these students are learning how to be undertake is. what i want to work on help people through that is a very difficult time when my grandmother died the funeral directors didn't do a great job and i saw the distress that caused my family this isn't a job it's a calling. the college in northern bavaria is the only one of its kind in europe each year they take about five hundred students on a three year course rain or shine they are drilled for every eventuality.
ok the buddies down all the guests have left but the police call and says this lady may have been poisoned and must be exuberant how do you get her out of there any ideas yeah. a lot of the courses spent on the job at local funeral parlors despite the onus being on professionalism it doesn't leave the participants immune to the realities. do sometimes you know if there is a kid lying there or someone my age it hits you how for jaya life can be. the students don't just spend their time digging graves they also receive extensive studies in the not to me as well as lessons in how to deal with the deceased using some rather realistic props also the correct way to measure on build a coffin including those designed to fit the regulations for international travel.
and perhaps most importantly a lot of work is done to make sure the students can be sensitive to the needs of a grieving family if a meeting actually here or there we aim to make sure that when someone gradients they have the skills to work anywhere or even set up their own enterprise when they leave our gates they're professional funeral directors. which will be welcome news to any of their future customers because you only get one chance to get it right these are all over r t germany. well thanks for joining us here on r.t. this morning it's almost time for a break in the set today at a martin takes a look at a american exceptionalism but from a well a very different angle live from moscow it's our team.
there is 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 but 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. the. what's up people all those i'm not even in this is breaking in the set all veterans day came and went last week day full of empty gestures and baseless rhetoric of
course the main unaddressed concerns very all the pageantry was the dire state of american veterans today to see just days after the holiday a shocking new report revealed that almost one million servicemen and women have been injured in iraq and afghanistan that's right one million women soldiers have visited v.a. hospitals and the start of these wars compare that to the vietnam war despite the draft the number of wounded warriors totaled just over three hundred thousand and one million might sound extreme what's more disturbing is that it may even be more you see as of march the department of veterans affairs actually stopped publishing their statistics on injured veterans why or according to report by international business times the v.a. cited reasons of bashful security so on top of the already and adequate health care for vets now are being censored from the eye opening up to six of the true reality of the war on terror not being able to see the truth prevents us from understanding
why there's been such an exponential growth and wartime injuries and vietnam so if you want the v.a. to explain this trend to them join me and let's break the set. this is. the piece of lead it was terrible and they are legendary hard to take a listen again to the money or the club that never had sex with their lives let alone. lists lists lists lists lists lists lists.