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i ask obama to bring my dad back to life. this is all that remains from a u.s. predator drone strike right here in. the numbers about. 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. and. nuclear talks with iran. and this. terrifying video of a boeing seven thirty seven. raising more questions as flight data
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recorders have now arrived in. the world headlines live from moscow this is r.t. . from all of us here welcome to 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 so i. was able to reach one small yemeni village where a community has simply been devastated by the effects of the 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
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without his father this is the. charity i didn't ask 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 the day 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 then 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 saleman side 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
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was sickening. one drone change this sleepy farming village for ever less than an hour's drive from yemen's capital 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. and 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 is taken there must be near certainty that no civilians will be killed or injured the highest standard we can set. out.
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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 at 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 a lot of 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
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but critic. here say it's doing the exact opposite it does not. contain the growth of. facts that may have contributed to the growth and expansion of the. and at some point when i apply that we can slide enough powerful enough then 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 in come on in yemen and lucy catherine. and for now a delegation from yemen is due to meet u.s. lawmakers to push for an end to the attacks families of drone strike victims also voice the pain of their loss is this an international conference in washington just
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over the weekend activists were there as well calling for more transparency and accountability and some declaring america's unmanned aircraft campaign to be that of a form of terrorism. 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 drones hover 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
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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 are still to come this hour here on out so you thought of the business of spying. a special that scans my face it recognizes that i e-mail and aides between c. and c. by it then sends that information back to advertize is there with us here on our two you can learn how recognition systems are being deployed to help big companies sell their product to the suspect. now u.s. secretary of state john kerry has played down the israeli prime minister's fears that a possible nuclear deal with iran will threaten israel security of all fronts insists sanctions will be lifted only if to iran gives up its entire nuclear program but russia which will also take part in the latest round of talks on wednesday still
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thinks there is hope an agreement can be achieved as aunties pull school reports. on monday 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 seeing 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 shed by russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov your residual is through speculation that the positive shift we now
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see in negotiations over iran's nuclear program as it was his only become possible because of the 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 if we let speculation lead us astray we could lose this chance there are many who will be very upset if the talks collapse once again which lever of also went on to say that tehran has agreed to two stipulations specified specified by france at 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 at a course one impulse got now here in the program we've also spoken to jamal abdi a policy director at the national iranian american council he believes israeli
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prime minister netanyahu is against any deal with iran on principle even if it favors his own pay paul. 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 iran potentially have the ability to build a nuclear weapon that's what this deal does 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. are straight a breaking
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news for you this hour here on r t two explosions in lebanon have rocked the capital beirut very close to the iranian embassy reportedly killing up to seven people six buildings apparently damaged and there are conflicting reports about whether the blasts were caused by rockets or car bombs we'll have more on this breaking news story as soon as we get it for you here when i say well for now here on the program of the flight data recorders from a boeing passenger jet which crashed near the russian city of cazan killing all fifty on board have now been delivered here to moscow investigators hope they'll help to shed light on what caused the plane to nose dive into the ground that you're going to piss going off reports from the scene 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. such a good boy healthy and handsome he had
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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 a horrific big cheer many became hysterical 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 were needed ambulances are also on standby for when the shock is too much to bear was because the complications were going to cation in the early began government in its impulse there nobody's only fragments
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the force and speed of the impact means there are 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 an 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. now we have got all the latest information on that tragic fire at r.t. dot com check out alive. it's such. a nice to have for you here on the program high education but below ground level. join me for all of that to find out what it takes to graduate from europe's only university of grave digging he introduces you
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to the professionals who devote their lives to tend to those who are no longer living. and while the u.s. officials are modeling whether to bring saw about currencies under control the value of bitcoin is soaring details on that in just a second. language
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. we cubano in the financial centers today still some. choose to get consensus you can. choose the opinions that you think are great to. choose to stories that in your life choose access to often. busy day for news here on our to you thanks for joining us the value of bitcoin has skyrocketed to a new record today now reaching nine hundred dollars for the cyber currency cuts out banks and governments offering traders almost as much privacy as cash it makes it a blessing for users worldwide though it's causing
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a headache on capitol hill and that's why the senate held a special hearing on the implications of digital currencies investigating for us and washington artie's guy nature. from the u.s. line foresman officials we heard about all the bad things were later 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
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asked what congress can do to help the agency's crackdown on what they described in such dark colors the lie of force one official said they're 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
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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 fun now in washington i'm going to check out and hear about it we spoke to the general counsel for the bitcoin foundation he believes the government should not be trying to burden the digital currency with new regulation so if you are operating a big queen service company most likely you fall into an existing regulatory framework if you're building securities around then 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
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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. always so many more stories. for this hour including trillions and trillions of calculations every second. china's most powerful supercomputer is capable of leaving its closest rival way behind you can find out how wide the margin is on our website at a. bus what can land inside a kuwaiti jail for one local activist just one twitter post was enough for a five year sentence details on our website by. the sea. search string. and i think that your.
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orders twitter. instagram. to be in the. north from the world update from one of the world's largest retailers the british supermarket chain tesco it's planning to install facial recognition technology to improve its advertising strategy now privacy campaign is concerned about the program which i.d.'s customers to targeting them with customized ads based on their age and investigation taken up by laura smith. so you say it's the day morning i will can 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
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thirty and forty thought i then says that information back to advertises who collects it to establish a pattern of 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 proud to say it's not new technology and isn't
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capable of facial recognition. all in the name of advertising customers permission thoughts and prayers the campaign is worry it could be the tip of the iceberg with technology improving all the time how long before you're being tracked and identified why you pay for your great three. or the give you a quick reminder of our developing breaking news story this hour. two explosions of rock the capital beirut very close to the iranian embassy reportedly killing up to seven people six buildings were apparently damaged in the blasts were caused by a car bomb that's according to lebanese security officials we will have more on the story as soon as we get it here with you but for now let's get into the r.t. world update and starting with sardinia italy fourteen people have been killed after the island was hit by severe storms and heavy flooding according to local officials
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a number of people are missing after rivers burst their banks flooded homes and brought down bridges already hundreds have been evacuated from their houses. and a manhunt underway for a gunman in france who shot and critically injured a photographer with a hunting rifle at a newspaper's head office or the main media offices in paris are now being heavily guarded by police the attacker escaped from the scene and hijacked a car of course in the driver to take him to the shores elisei police confirmed it is the same man who attacked a twenty four hour t.v. news channel on friday no shots were fired then though we did threaten not to miss next time. and large demonstration are expected in the capital to mark the second anniversary of mass protests against the military which turned violent and loss of forty two lives by security forces remain on a high alert across cairo supporters of the ousted president mohamed morsi and the
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muslim brotherhood are also planning to demonstrate. now death offers a very good opportunity for the living to make a living as artie's put it all of a found out the only university in europe dedicated to training a highly skilled and accomplished undertake. a small town college a class 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 around 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.
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ok the buddies down all the guests have left but the police called 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 good line there or someone my age it hits you hard for joy life can be. the students don't just spend their time digging graves they also receive extensive studies and enough 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.
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and but most importantly a loss of work is done to make sure that the students can be sensitive to the needs of a grieving family if a meeting until the hero that 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 if you know that you know. which will be welcome news to any of their future customers because you only get one chance to get it right these are all of the jimmy carr thanks for joining us here on our team today on brewery sushi a talk about squeezing off rounds in the big easy new orleans and its rampant gun epidemic a special report it's coming. there's
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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
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. that they're actually doing something against the evil system instead of just blogging about it and although fifteen million dollars is a time a new tiny drop in the debt bucket it may have really saved the financial lives of many americans but that's just my opinion. as part of their mission to transform the state juvenile justice system j.p.l. hold fairs to educate young people about how the law can affect the lives and a number of national studies have looked at the fact that when you take a child away from their community you take them out of school you take them away from any support system they're often housed in inhumane conditions rarely get
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adequate education or treatment you're disrupting their lives without actually providing them with any positive interventions are positive supports and so what happens is that upon release they're even less prepared to deal with society too often with time in jail in the criminal record many youth find it hard to finish school or to find employers that will hire them. one block away from the prison there's liberty's kitchen and organization dedicated to helping at risk youth right now mobile wrist so i'm trying to scream i pad but i'm going to do a lot of. i was on the gun i want to go for it so the bad police are now in ization training sixteen to twenty year olds in a working restaurant work often begins with a group to sky.

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