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stupid's tear jerking poetry. the rich. we post only. your facebook. coming up on r t a somber day in the netherlands as the nation receives some of the remains from the malaysia jet crash takes you to be emotional ceremony attended by family members of the victims just ahead. and investigators remain in eastern ukraine where flight seventeen went down despite more fighting in the region we'll have an update from the crash site coming up. and the violence on the gaza strip rages on as the death toll climbs with israel's ground invasion talks are underway for a potential cease fire more on the battle ground in gaza later in the show. it's
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wednesday july twenty third five pm in washington d.c. i'm manila chan that you are watching r.t. america a somber homecoming in the netherlands for forty victims of the downed malaysian airlines flight m.h. seventeen they landed this morning at eindhoven airport just outside of amsterdam around one thousand family and friends of the dutch royal family were on hand to receive those lost as bells tolled marking wednesday as an official day of mourning peter all over has more. transport planes arrived here it eindhoven air force base one from the dutch air force one from the australian air force they're operating in unison and what they're calling a air bridge mission where they're to make sure that enough to put men to and investigators get into ukraine and to make sure that all of the bodies of those who died on malaysian airlines flight seventy brought here to the netherlands what we
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did see though is just before the coffin started to be unloaded the bugler played the last post on the bugle followed by a minute's silence that as you would imagine was impeccably observateur now it's understood from talking to airport officials here that around one thousand relatives of those who died on board that flights are in attendance also in attendance dignitaries from from the australian government the australian ambassador to the netherlands is here also king william alexander of the netherlands and queen and queen and also as well the dutch prime minister mark once these those bodies are unloaded they're going into funeral cars and being driven to a military base near to the city of. now that military base is the headquarters of the. medical training for the army now that's of seventy they can handle such a large amount of bodies and can they can try and go about initiating the
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identification process we understand that will be a very long process it will be done with the help of the netherlands forensic institute the n f i one of the regarded as one of the finest forensic laboratory anywhere in the world they'll be helping with the id process which could take quite a long time but it's been a very solemn day here in the netherlands a day of national mourning flags across the country at half mast we did see a very solemn service take place here. that was our tease peter all over in the netherlands and as the world mourns for the victims of the malaysia airlines crash the investigation continues into what brought down the plane investigators in the u.k. are studying flight recorders that the anti kiev separatists handed over tuesday they say the black boxes are damaged but have not been tampered with and meanwhile fighting in the region rages on despite a truce around the crash site says two ukrainian fighter jets were shot down today by separatists using shoulder fired missiles as the hostilities and sue
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international investigators remain at work piecing together what happened on that fateful day our correspondent roman coaster of his at the crash site and brings us this report. according to the monitors from the organization for security cooperation in europe there are still body fragments scattered here in the twenty kilometer radius of the crash site not all of them have been recovered always see had been here on the ground starting from the second day of the crash and malaysian aviation experts have also arrived here five days after the crash and that's when the investigation commenced all this involved in this investigation including the monitors expressed satisfaction with the level of access that you got here with the level of security up next an expert's expressed gratitude in that regard as well meanwhile malaysian prime minister said he is not about to blame anybody for the
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crash of this malaysian airlines flight seventeen until concrete evidence is there so he's waiting for the investigation to commence investigation have started but it's a long way from finished and meanwhile the black boxes that were recovered from this area are now in possession of a u.k. authorities and perhaps they will be able to shed some light as to what happened to seventeen that was artie's roman coaster of and in spite of the national assumptions u.s. intelligence officials released a report stating they could find no evidence of direct russian involvement in the downing of flight seventeen but the officials did accuse moscow of creating the conditions that led to the disaster artie's amir a david has more on the intel and what the state department is saying about the crash. senior u.s. intelligence officials laid out the evidence they have regarding who they believe bears the responsibility for the malaysian airliner i was shot down just
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a week ago early yesterday evening the intelligence community said they use satellite sensors and other intelligence gathering to determine that the missile originated in a separatist held territory officials reiterated that they believe the plane was likely shot down by separatists using and as a eleven surface to air missile they also made clear that they have no evidence at this point at the missile used to shoot down the passenger jet came from russia that being said the u.s. still believes russia was responsible for creating the conditions that led to the demise of the airliner now earlier today i attended a state department briefing where i asked for more information on this evidence they've walked through an intelligence assessment case and they talked about some additional pieces of declassified information that i can walk through today that bolsters our case that we know what happened here they also showed imagery of
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training facilities they should imageries at this site including the trajectory based on classified information that they were able to provide that shows the trajectory of the essay eleven i also asked about the evidence offered to the u.s. by the ukrainian government take a look at that exchange some of the evidence u.s. is relying on earth social media postings and videos made in public by the ukrainian government has these all been authenticated again that's why i said the audio data which is part of social media has been sent to created by the intelligence community analysts social media is obviously only one part of the of the puzzle here it's something we look at but obviously we back everything up to the extent that we can when we can with their intelligence as this new information was released just before learning about two ukrainian fighter jets that were shot down by rebel fighters today i asked the spokeswoman whether there was concern that . a break in ceasefire could in the investigation and here's what she had to say obviously we would be concerned about the separatists not upholding the ceasefire
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the ukrainians have repeatedly shown their willingness and ability to do so she also address recent questions by the russian government regarding and as you fighter jet that was flying within three miles of the malaysian airliner they've argued that in su twenty five fighter might have shut down the aircraft with an air to air missile they have judges that engagement would be implausible for the following reasons the su twenty five is a ground attack aircraft the only missiles it carries are short range gives me. are short range infrared guided missiles ground photography from the crash site is consistent with the expected damage from a surface to air missile but it is does not correspond in fact is inconsistent with what we would expect to see for an air to air missile as russia claims still a lot of questions a lot of concerns the surrounding this conflict and what the international investigation will yield reporting in washington i mean our david our team now you can stay with our team for more coverage of the malaysian jet crash and the
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investigation you can get updates on our team dot com you can also follow us on twitter and facebook for the latest and keep an eye on that ticker at the bottom of your screen for the newest developments and a british national and freelancer for our team is feared to have been taken hostage in an ambush near the donetsk airport in eastern ukraine graham phillips along with three other reporters from russia and a t.v. were urged not to enter the region due to safety concerns artie's arena ghoulish though has more from moscow. we haven't heard anything from graham phillips since eleven pm on tuesday however there is strong suspicion coming from one of the journalists from a fellow journalist at the anna news channel of that both journalists have been apprehended by ukraine's security services. people including. we have information then being held captive by the
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ukrainian security service that's according to. we can verify this. denies detaining the journalists or that they ever did however in may graham was all detained by security services of ukraine for a legit espionage links he was questioned for about thirty six hours and released on tuesday evening he has informed me that he was playing to go to the area of donetsk airport now we have warned him that it's extremely dangerous that was the scene of some of the most intense fighting over the past several days nevertheless graham said that he's going to go he sent a text message overnight saying that he has arrived there shortly and that was the last that anybody has ever heard from him at r.t. however we did speak to one person one journalist who has remained. who was with when they were heading to. move forward. to the airport so yeah there are some two hundred fifty meters away we turned back because
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we emerged from the trees into an area. like a few of we felt we could be easy targets so we decided to go back to where we left our car and warned it could be dangerous. to reporters to try to. cross that. i think they could have you back in our car. on another. apparently it was the reporter who talked very quietly we asked him where ground was he said he was surrounded by ukrainian army and that they've got ground. your motive there. has admitted that bolton was released immediately the country's foreign ministry has released a personal statement saying that this is a television that might be out of all patience and we're looking to the international journalists who are providing the kind of information that officials here find on desirable at the same time r.t. has also contacted u.k.'s foreign office who are saying that they are keeping
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a close eye on the situation they're standing by ready to provide consular assistance when needed that was r t correspondent arena. and still ahead here on our t.v. and gaza the civilian death toll rises as the israeli ground invasion continues we'll take a look at the emergency workers putting their own lives at risk to help those injured that's coming up next. i'm out to martin the stories we cover here are not going anywhere other big story that have turned out while i'm talking as a reason they don't want and do not know about me that aren't there i don't raise that we don't think we know let's break the set. drama is there to be ignored true. stories others in those. places change the world.
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to make sure. to. look good. and for the second day in a row there are no commercial u.s. flights into israel the f.a.a. has banned flights to israel's international airport in tel aviv after a rocket attack nearby. sixteen days into the conflict nearly seven hundred palestinians have lost their lives and about thirty israelis u.s. secretary of state john kerry is in tel aviv today attempting to broker peace talks between palestinian president mahmoud abbas and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu meanwhile artie's harry fear is in gaza and he brings us more on the dangers of the emergency workers that are there trying to help those injured. with israel's navy to the west tanks and ground troops to the north east and south
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and it's modern air force all the while overhead there is no shortage of extreme risks for gaza's paramedics are not the first responders the palestinian red crescent ambulances haven't reach some affected areas leaving civilians distraught but entering such areas can be deadly for paramedics ambulances have come under fire in this recent escalation one medic has already died and it's happened before a paramedic died in the two thousand and twelve war more than a dozen others died in the two thousand and eight two thousand and nine conflict while in the last five minutes of being here at the hospital in missile. we have seen three israeli on manned aerial vehicles fly over and we've seen just as many dead bodies right here. in order to paramedics do their job israel cool you know natural cease fire in an area that seen heavy strikes schools of ambulances fire engines and diggers rushed in to help many injured and
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to recover bodies. of missiles struck the surgery department which is home to casualty in trauma patients causing many deaths and injuries. you know my first responders are internationally legally protected workers fearing that's not enough they've been joined by foreign activists volunteering as human shields but even with that protection for and volunteers children in the civilian evacuation and in the death of one teenager apparently as a result of multiple i.d.f. gunshots exhausted and overwhelmed with people needing that attention as paramedics have a seemingly impossible job to do all the while trying to avoid being part of the body count themselves carry fear. the israel palestine conflict has been a divisive issue for decades and the news coverage of the situation is no exception
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now one commentator appearing on m.s.n. b.c. claims that the network is taking sides artie's honest has more as violence and deaths continue in the gaza israeli conflict one us based journalist author and political analyst is holding news media feed to the fire bringing attention to largely pro israeli coverage of the lead us to wave of violence that started in the conflict torn region on july eighth and the sunday see contributor rula jebreal who the network now says is actually a former contributor since her contract ended last month with dual palestinian and italian citizenship appeared on the cable news channel earlier this week to speak out against what she dubbed disgustingly biased media coverage of the events of reveling in the israeli palestinian conflict we are ridiculous we are discussing leave bias when it comes to this issue look at how many time now and his folks have on the air on a daily basis andrew mitchell and others i never see one palestinian being
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interviewed on these same journalist said that for every thirty seconds of the palestinian side of the story there is half an hour of air time for israel's officials she cited numbers that in twenty twelve on c.n.n. alone forty five israeli officials were interviewed compared to only eleven palestinians during the most recent wave of violence ongoing in the conflict jabril said seventeen israeli politicians were given air time verses only one palestinian relative real also referenced the recent temporary removal from gaza of n.b.c. journalist i'm on my heel dn after he brought more attention to the palestinian position the network steps for its major outrage and social media reels public criticism of media over gaza on monday she turned to twitter saying her upcoming t.v. appearances have been canceled and questioned whether there is a connection between her statements and the cancellation this wednesday the network released a statement saying her appearance was bumped for another. interview the night before tuesday jabril reappeared on m.s.n. b.c.
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to explain why american viewers deserve better i think we are creating a disservice to our public opinion in the american news let me just explain why not only because we're giving more air time to the israelis but actually we are not covering the content in which the context in which the conflict is taking place the biased coverage according to roger real is not only preventing real facts from reaching the american people but also hurting the country because they are new york . and it was a grueling laborious task but tom kean and lee hamilton did it they led the nine eleven commission and put out the nearly thousand page nine eleven report ten years ago and in commemoration of that report release came in hamilton warned the country to remain vigilant in spite of public weariness on the matter they released a statement that warns of unfinished business from terrorists among other things as meghan lopez has more from capitol hill the house committee on homeland security
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holds a hearing today on capitol hill to discuss the continuing threats facing the american public after nine eleven this hearing is almost ten years to the day after the nine eleven commission released its report with recommendations for protecting the american public to a former members of that committee testified today former new jersey governor thomas kean and former deputy attorney general jamie gorelick called for major reforms to the department of homeland security there are ninety two communities with jurisdiction over the border to homeland security. the national weather service in mount holly new jersey has issued
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a severe thunderstorm warning for northeastern bucks county in eastern pennsylvania west central bucks county in southeast pennsylvania lehigh county in eastern pennsylvania northwestern montgomery county and southeast pennsylvania south central north hampton county and eastern pennsylvania until six fifteen pm at five sixteen pm national weather service doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm the storm was new in huntsville moving east at twenty miles per hour the storm is capable of producing quarter sized hail and damaging winds in excess of sixty miles per hour the severe thunderstorm will be near your tripe only around five twenty five pm cuts down in fleetwood around five thirty pm lines around five thirty five pm possibility around five forty pm topped an inch next around five forty five pm coffee down around five fifty pm severe thunderstorms produce winds of more than fifty seven miles per hour one ensure a larger repeating a severe thunderstorm warning has been issued until six fifteen pm for the following counties in pennsylvania box box lehigh montgomery and north hampton.
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instead they outstayed their visa another interesting topic that was brought to the forefront of conversation today was the edward snowden the n.s.a. revelations both witnesses said that congress and the obama administration need to do a better job of informing the american public about exactly what is going on in this snowden revelations. i think have made people more worried about what the government is doing than about what our enemies are doing the resources of or a children's community or want to bore very best weapons it's incumbent upon the leadership of this country to explain to the american people what the threat is and what we need to do about it in generally american people will surprise us. i know a lot because of logan nine eleven and since i was approached by maybe some of you
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was approached but i don't know how deeply we were doing with even even with this committee. it's not enough in my opinion to share it with the gang of eight. i think not everything how we do everything but the idea what we're trying to do and why we're trying to do it. the more broadly we share that with the american people the more the american people will support us cybersecurity also dominated the conversation along with the need for america's cyber security infrastructure to better prepare itself for outside attacks in the un congress members and witnesses were eager to point out that while the u.s. is much safer than it was in two thousand and one the threats are still great and diversifying by the day reporting in washington megalo pounds r.t. . do you own an apple device odds are many of you do i do well as security expert now says apple has installed millions of security back doors to devices that would allow the company access to your data including photos browsing history and g.p.s.
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locations artie's lindsey france takes a look at the allegations that apple is now denying. at a hackers on planet earth conference in new york forensics expert jonathan z. arsk you point out features on apple i o s devices which in theory offer a surveillance level access to data including photos browsing history and g.p.s. locations so naturally people got a little freaked out he was pointing out the capabilities of a lable to companies governments hackers or your ex on an i os devices paired with a computer now that he accused apple of working with say the national security agency and his talking titled identifying back doors attack points and surveillance mechanisms in i.o.'s devices. simply pointed out that this level of access allows targeted individuals to be spied on in a frighteningly simple manner when the i.o.'s device is plugged into a computer the e-mail i cut information
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a full copy of the address book including deleted entries the user cash folder g.p.s. logs photo albums are all transferred into that computer more information is given up that the user may be aware of now if you're asking admits the i phone and its i.o.'s device cousins are generally secure however this fire service is concerning especially since it can't be undone unless the i.r.s. device is wiped or the computer is restored to its original factory settings apple has responded by saying a user must have unlocked their device and agreed to trust another computer before that computer is able to access this limited diagnostic data the user must agree to share this information and data is never transferred out their consent as we've said before apple has never worked with any government agency from any country to create a backdoor in any of our products or services but the problems the are still has is there's no way to disable your i o. s.
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device from trying to pare it's built in to the device think about that and talk amongst yourselves. in washington lindsay france. and before we go don't forget to tune in at nine pm for a larry king now tonight's encore episode features a panel discussion on three d. printing here's a look at what's. this is a lot of skill printing oh it's so simple a three d. printers for the average consumer the average consumer and for a couple of hundred dollars have on their desk within a matter of days we're going to see because it is ubiquitous as t.v.'s and smartphones yeah i think i think so it's there's a there's a lot of content that that's out there i think want to be creative i think the the three d. printing technology is an enabler that allows people to be be creative if you think about it in a larger scale you start to look at the capability of inventory at large box stores in the you have a line maybe of three d. printers so you're looking at
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a police plumbing for these jurors common fixture you would actually maybe take a picture on your i phone you know look at that joint you're looking at send that down to the big box store and go and go pick it up. so tune in at nine pm tonight right here on r.t. america and that does it for now for more on the stories we just covered go to you tube dot com forward slash r.t. america and check out our website our team dot com forward slash usa you can also follow me on twitter at manila chan. on marinating in the financial world. moments i mean i'm going to take you. live there are there i'm hot.
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whenever any of our politicians speak about terrorism or the middle east they like to try to make complex issues sound black and white the us supports pritam in democracy and the us as against all terrorists anyone with their eyes open knows this is a crock of crap but a recent arms deal should be crazy enough to rattle him in the blindest among us it probably won't but here goes anyway the us just sold patriot missile parts and apache attack helicopters to cover to the tune of eleven billion dollars it was the biggest weapons deal for the us this year and officials are sites our politicians are rationalizing the sale of such heavy duty weaponry to an already volatile area by saying they are helping to aren't caught or against threats from iran and we all
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know iran is a bad country at least right now it is so it's good to arm anyone against them right that's the black and white line of crap they're selling now here comes the shades of grey you see carter supports a muslim brotherhood offshoot with connections to hamas you know hamas one of the us is mortal enemies because of their ongoing war with r.b.f. up israel another of our good friends saudi arabia is angry with carter and recently threatened to blockade them for their support of the muslim brotherhood we just sold ten billion dollars worth of weapons to saudi arabia last year so we've sold weapons to both sides of that conflict but even more confusing. is that washington has actually singled out cotter for financing terrorism according to the washington institute a few months ago david cohen the treasury department undersecretary for terrorism
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and financial intelligence actually called cutter permissive terrorist financing environment the state department has accused her of funding al qaida in syria as well as the group best known as isis in iraq you know the terrorist group that is underling all of the u.s. is patriotic work all over iraq right now the u.s. says that group is getting money from cutter directly not only is our middle east policy not black and white it's crossed right over to confuse gray and gone through that to a muddy dirty brown through which a river of red blood runs through we change allegiances all the time in our politicians spin whatever stories they want to justify whatever we feel like doing there to put the story back into black and white then let me ask you this if the u.s. accuses cutter of giving tons of money to terrorists and yet it just took my.

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