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and then once you do taste it four hours after you've gone inside your home so state and if you have to ever we're also getting reports that in certain areas throughout moscow the air quality is twenty times poorer than usual so this is a very serious situation and this is all going down as firefighters continue to battle blazes throughout the country six hundred fires and so far one hundred fifteen thousand have been burned but to give you an idea exactly how big that is we're talking about lining up one hundred fifteen thousand baseball fields or one hundred fifteen thousand international rugby field it's a huge amount and seven regions have been declared a national disaster area where the smaller community and i'm going to ask my camera man to follow me and i'll show you just what's happened now this is part of a smaller village that has just been destroyed look at the homes here nothing is recognizable you can see like maybe a child's boot a bicycle back and if you take a look over behind us look at what has happened here it's absolutely awful nothing
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is standing it's it's practically a wasteland out here you can see the have a small bet has made its way to the capitol and this just one example of how when you get forces together it's hard to battle and you have this excessive heat which they're expecting to continue to rise is that as a matter of fact meteorologists are predicting that we're going to see temperatures hit thirty eight degrees celsius not fun and we're not and there is no rain in the forecast so firefighters have an extreme battle ahead of them. reporting from moscow region. hiroshima is marking the sixty fifth anniversary of the world's first atomic bomb attack more than one hundred forty thousand people died in the blast or from radiation poisoning after the u.s. dropped a bomb in the final days of the second world war thomas is in. hiroshima.
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ceremony was a significant and important event with thousands in attendance including foreign and international dignitaries from japan now the ceremony started just before eight o'clock there was a presentation of the register of the names of the people who passed away when the bomb exploded but there were also speeches from dignitaries including the now took on the who is the prime minister of japan john roos was in attendance the first time that an official representative of the united states was in attendance at the ceremony which has been going on since the year after the actual bomb exploded all except for one year in one nine hundred fifty when the occupation army just banded the ceremony also very important is that bond ki-moon who is the secretary general of the un the first time secretary general has participated in this ceremony as well he spoke about nuclear nonproliferation and said as long as that nuclear weapons exist we are under the threat of global terror he also pointed to the united states and russia as major powers moving forward with a new start treaty as
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a good example of a step towards nuclear nonproliferation which is his ultimate goal something he has said he is making a priority for the united nations also in attendance where many survivors some who felt the direct impact of the bomb itself and others who were indirectly affected we had the opportunity to speak to some of those indirectly affected this is their story. at eight fifteen in the morning on august sixth one thousand nine hundred forty five the united states destroyed the city of hiroshima instantly with an atomic bomb while not directly hit the people living in the surrounding area faced another danger black brain. that there was a big clash heaven and earth overturned then we heard a blast the students inside were all hit with glass fragments it was chaos. the black queen started to pull and turned away blouses black with spots and even though here in pieces were soaked in blood between the bomb sent a mushroom cloud into the atmosphere creating its own weather. pouring down
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a radioactive soot filled rain onto the survivors some people who are unaware of the dangers even welcomed it as. i had never seen before i remember. the u.s. and japanese governments and knowledge black rain as a health risk and set up an official area where they believe the phenomenon had occurred but people living around here ashima say the designated section was far too small and that the government didn't do enough to protect the entire population that suffered now groups of survivors like the black rain association are gathering to make their voices heard. our members are not consider to. suffer from. the government. this building was destroyed in the initial blast and miraculously this wall was left standing it is the left here as
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a memorial to that tragic event and the like this building in the media path of the radiation wave are easier to identify than those in the surrounding areas in an ironic twist it is another set of buildings built shortly after the bomb was dropped that has given scientists the information they need to help black rain survivors. two or three years ago we found one thousand houses with mud under the floorboards because when the houses were built we know when the mud was exposed and when we took samples of the mud radioactive evidence of radioactivity from black rain can go a long way towards getting help for the victims also using new technology teams are reassessing the size of the radioactive cloud. commission that identified the original area calculated the mushroom cloud at eight kilometers but by finding. the pilot photos were taken we can get a better idea of the real height which ended up being sixty. more than twice that
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we had thought traditionally armed with new information in the city of hiroshima has commissioned a new study with the idea of increasing the official area for a bomb and black rain victims. our biggest goal is to extend the black rainy area and continue to care for the health and support the survivors even now sixty five years on from the event the tragedy continues in hiroshima alone it is estimated that three hundred fifty thousand people were exposed to the bombing nearly one hundred fifty thousand died today the city that was once destroyed is a thriving epicenter for culture and peace those who live here fight to rid the world of nuclear weapons through their experience stories and memory sean thomas r t hiroshima japan. well dr kate hudson from the campaign for nuclear disarmament says a world free of atomic weapons could be a reality says drawing hope from the recent start agreement between russia and the u.s. . increasingly there is a recognition from nuclear states there is
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a relationship between their continuation to have nuclear weapons and the desire of other countries to get them so there's a recognition that disarmament has to go hand in hand with nonproliferation and it's not just enough to say we'll keep ours but you can't have any yourselves so i think there is real progress and a new understanding of the necessity for do seldom and i believe that there is a real swing in the mood not only in terms of public opinion but it governmental level as well and i believe we may see further steps moving beyond the new start treaty which is a very positive initiative between russia and the united states we may now see further steps in the direction of disarmament as we've heard japan's marks one of the country's darkest days sixty five years since it became the first victim of an atomic attack later one of the last surviving american crew who took part in that infamous bombing of hiroshima tells of his fears of where the future's nuclear
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threat will be. a politician and a diplomat anybody in any of. area of authority today i would like never to see another probably grew up and used but i'm afraid we're going to we will not see a by russia or we won by the bader powers or anything else i dread the day when the terrorists are going to get your weapons because they are not your fault for. the consequences of nuclear bomb or exist as we are as major powers or. they will toss them all like. matchsticks armor for. we'll bring you more from theodore van kirk who was part of the hiroshima bombing mission throughout the day on r.t. as well as our website our team dot com well coming up later in the program for you shipped off to a foreign country e.u.
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extradition laws mean two british man could spend up to eighteen months in a greek prison before even getting that fearing for a crime there's no evidence they can move it. closer is that so much different and there's a huge decision on. what is culture powerful than ideology today with the rise of emerging economies does that mean prone to more clashes. one of the key elements of democracy. which is so uncomfortable for me authority. who pays for the news. how dependent does this independent media. and who is behind the t.v. story. georgian media fiction and reality.
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you're watching live from moscow and poland's new leader has been sworn in at a ceremony in warsaw run as he was elected in june after the former president and other senior officials were killed in a plane crash in russia and as a look for yourself give reports calls to keep a memorial cross dedicated to the late leader are overshadowing nor curation. we expect the country's new president to move on to his new residence inside the presidential palace in central war so the question is whether going to come out of steel would be able to get inside this presidential palace because now this whole area around the presidential palace essentially warsaw is filled with protesters we
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saw several dozen people gathered there and front of the presidential palace near that wouldn't cross which was mounted there off to the country lost its president and most of the country's political elite in april to commemorate the dead and these people are protesting and defending the cross from removal we know that he wants to remove this cross and put it into one of the central cathedrals in central warsaw and replace it with a monument to commemorate those who died in that awful tragedy in the nearby the russian city of smolensk these people have been protesting all throughout this week and at some time they even clashed with the police there were several hundred protesters near the presidential palace and we saw them this morning they're still there they're determined to protect this cross and so far as we can see they've been successful because the cross is still standing there. if you check out our website for all the stories we're covering on air and much more here's some of what
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you'll find online right now at r.t. dot com a muslim city in the heart of the middle east is turning its face to the west as the younger generation there feels quite at home among american restaurant and english deejays. also to measure the record breaking heat moscow is building one hundred six meter thermometer and skyscraper height could set a record of its own for more head to our team. five british men are being forced to stand trial in greece because of a european arrest rule that the u.k. is powerless to stop their lawyers claim there's only weak evidence linking them to the beating and stabbing of a man while they were on holiday in crete but as more and it reports the law says they could be extradited without any proof. a last taste of freedom before these two young men are extradited to a foreign country accused of instigating a drunken brawl in a popular holiday resort in crete which left a man in
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a coma george holland's unbend herdman must go to greece for a european arrest warrant the warrant operates europe wide and doesn't require the extraditing country to present any evidence of people having been involved in a crime. or having to go so. it wouldn't take. long for the person. if the statements confirm. and report back to the greeks where the judicial. evidence in the case there and whether there is any sufficient evidence to say people to these foreign countries i was in prison at the incident and. yet they're still sending me out ny nomination under the european arrest warrant once an extradition requests been received if the forms correctly failed in there's very
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little individual countries can do to prevent an extradition taking place well i don't actually have to produce any evidence this is the fundamental flaw of the european arrest warrant is all i have to do is fill in a piece of type of that says name address what the offense sees where it's supposed to the kurds and by see details like that but the examining court the british court in this case has no power whatsoever to examine the problem if i show evidence and decide whether there is a proper case to answer a tearful goodbye. and ben and george go on to join three friends accused of the same crime no one knows when they'll come back these young men have now handed themselves in police cars. just today and they'll be transported from head to crate where they're likely to be reminded in custody for up to eighteen months awaiting trial as they head into an uncertain future in a foreign land some question and e.u.
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whites' diktats which strips individual countries of the right to protect their own citizens the young man's parents see them as victims of a u.k. government which has repeatedly failed to stand up to an ever more legislative e.u. the fact is the u.k. should hear it before extradite me. that's why they don't change the european arrest for an innocent people will carry on been extradited as a member of the european parliament civil liberties justice and home affairs committee gerald batten says the european arrest warrant is just the tip of the iceberg the next thing that's coming along is something called the european investigation order and what will happen there is european countries like greece rumania both areas they will be able to require the british police to actually investigate cases for them they can snoop on you to combat your telephone they can take you to you know your fingerprints maybe didn't know what's wrong about all this is entirely one sided collecting the evidence for the prosecution as they've
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done in this case where they've interviewed witnesses but not for the different critics say the arrest warrant and investigation order rest on the assumption that standards are the same across the board inside the e.u. but the prison where ben and george are likely to be held has come under fire from amnesty international for inhumane treatment of detainees something the u.k. course refused to take into account your emmett r.t. london. that's coming up to nineteen minutes past the hour let's take you through some of today's other world news and british prime minister david cameron has met pakistan's president on the first high level meeting since last week's diplomatic squabble cameras attempting to calm the waters with a cell phone use are dari after claiming that pakistan has exporting. our mr zardari has promised to bring the comments up while premier cameron says he stands by his remarks but the bidders were also will also discuss the international response to pakistan's devastating floods. and in southern kashmir at least eighty
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five people have been killed in flash floods it happened when a sudden downpour overwhelmed of small city in a region that normally gets very little rain the local airport and much of the town has been badly damaged rescue operations continue as workers try to reach those still trapped in the debris. washington has released an annual report on world terror which says although attacks have fallen to a five year low al qaeda is still a resilient adaptable threat but also calls out of the main threat to pakistan's national security and the report washington names iran as the most active state sponsor of terrorism also mentioned in the document are the efforts of individual countries to fight terrorism across the globe. hundreds of workers have staged a protest against a government minister in sri lanka it happened after deputy minister mervyn silva tied a public official to a tree for failing to attend a meeting protesters want silver to apologize and are demanding an investigation
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the incident was strongly criticised by the labor unions and opposition habitations . it's time to get down to business with charlotte who's got details of why russia's drought means some crop exports will dry up for a while as well stay with us. hello and welcome to the business program here on r.t. is the horses dry as summer i recorded history wildfires are raging across the country in the capital has a blanket of thick choking smoke giving the impression of widespread disaster has been a terrible human cost because of the normal weather with lives and homes lost it's also created severe problems for the nation's farmers with more than twenty percent of the wheat harvest wiped out on thursday probably institute an imposed a ban on growing exports to ensure there wouldn't be a shortage and that food prices won't start to rise now although the situation is grim the underlying health of the russian economy is not being damaged as our
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correspondent. explains. moscow east coverage would have the smoke and it really looks like the end of the world behind my back is the white house but it is completely out of sight now but once the fine is and the smoke has lifted the russia will still be intact and does according to you just love you so avoid chief economist for you doing your bank who says that the damage to russia's economy should be insignificant. with regard to industrial production hookups. growth performance in the summer period after that i think things will stabilize we have heard already about. pauses in the operation of some of the plants including in the auto sector because of high temperatures may be compensated by. still significant. household consumption
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apart from terrible human costs locally there will be an economic impact the decision to ban grain x. rayed will be still. by some russian agricultural businesses and according to do recall from the institute of agricultural market studies. of course this will put a negative impact this ban will be a very painful measure for both domestic producers and for exporters but when one has to choose between the domestic consumption market and the needs of other countries is obvious what decision should be taken there quite a lot of grain storage is in the us as well as in the european union so the obligation the russian companies have made will go on to other countries for the time being the situation here in the downtown of moscow is still green but from an economic point of view everything looks worse than it really is. time to see how the markets are performing here in russia the markets all mixed in trade for the most six looking into the red this most of the main players in the black both
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of course is following positive trends in asia and the u.s. congress doesn't really have but no real risk of that by coming down over in europe shares the bouncing back ahead of us jobs data out late so far day. of trading over half the. world bank of scotland dissolved the two over two percent on the foot state after a quarter of a pretax profit of one point one four billion the first half of the year. thursday was interest rates de niro both the european central bank and the bank of england followed market expectations and kept the policies the same the seabees president. said the arizona conway was recovering faster than expected but gave a further lift the single currency against the dollar a move h.s.b.c. bank in london sees a state of course. we believe that some of
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the panic that was within the euro zone was a bit overdone that we do have structural challenges in the u.s. as well. when deficits are still there and also you know that there is this discussion between european governments and the us when actually should you start to rein into your deficit and it's very clear that europe is a bit more on the side that you have to do it rather earlier than later and it might if we had a crisis where is the u.s. is much more reluctant so we think given that you have more austerity stance you have less willingness to provide a lot of liquidity in the european market this just helps the currency and we believe that your dollar will trade around one thirty five by the end of this year . russia's trade surplus grew eighty percent year on year in the first half of two thousand and ten to ninety four billion dollars both the volume and price of exporting goods rose during the period with fuel and other energy products being by far the dominant sector rushes main trading partners outside the former soviet
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states with china and germany and the netherlands. russia of international reserves have grown by five billion dollars in one week that's a big increase the most experienced throughout the whole of june essential bank says the reserves and now around four hundred seventy billion dollars analysts say growth is accelerated over the last two months because of the rise of both the euro and the pound against the dollar russia faced a sharp decline in its reserves at the end of two thousand and eight when they were used to support the ruble rate as the global recession took hold. that's your update for this hour but you can always find more stories on our website r.t. dot com slash business.
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crosstalk is coming up here on our team but first let's check in on today's top stories moscow is choking on acrid smog once again as it blows across the capital
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from hundreds of surrounding wildfires show no sign of letting up some flights at moscow's main airports are being disrupted and the smoke is seeping into buildings causing breathing difficulties. sixty five years on hiroshima is remembering over one hundred forty thousand victims of the world's first atomic bomb attack over seventeen nations during the solemn ceremony including the first attendance by the usa which dropped the nuclear weapons on japan. and bronislaw komorowski has been sworn in as poland's new leader but crowds in warsaw are protesting his decision to remove a memorial dedicated to the former president is killed in a plane crash in april. next peter the vals cross talks guess whole part some of the week's biggest issues.
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one of the key elements of democracy which is so uncomfortable for me a foreigner. who pays for the news. how dependent business independent media. and who is behind the t.v. start. chargin media fiction and reality. t.v. . hello and welcome to cross talk i'm peter lavelle in one thousand nine hundred six the late samuel huntington suggested that post cold war conflicts would occur because of cultural rather than ideological differences is culture more powerful than ideology today.


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