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they do say that it may get a little bit easier in the next few days we do even mean even get some rain and a cooling in temperatures and a change of wind but they do see that the smaller is very likely to come back by the end of the week nearly the whole of russia as the central and western four days is on fire now and over one hundred fifty thousand people including firefighters volunteers and even the army are battling these fires but we've heard of battle despite the efforts. those built the small is still moving and arriving to new and new cities just for example seen petersburg is now also affected by the small going just a couple of days ago it was thought to be a good place to for a refuge from the city this small and russia's president dmitry medvedev has been monitoring the situation for a few weeks now personally and he says that they are trying to get the situation
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under the under their control but despite the government's efforts weather is still very unpredictable which is. in general we've got the situation with the forests in the country under control but the weather is of normal we can forecast wind directions how the fire smite spread so it certainly too soon to relax the fires and the small are definitely a big problem for all of the people living in the affected areas especially the elderly and specially those with hard and long problems so it's one of the other devastating course of this whole disaster in this whole emergencies that several thousand people have lost their property recently just in a couple of seconds their homes were burnt to the ground by the fires and artie's catching us our boat went to see for yourself what devastation these fires could bring where one at one of a so-called country of villages just outside moscow where people had their summer homes and evidently used. a really nice area there was
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a forest and people had their homes looking out into that forest used to be obviously quite a nice place to be right now it looks like an inferno there is no more forest is just charred land and felled trees and here this is actually this used to be someone's home what's left of it is pretty unrecognizable because it's been charred to a cinder this is somebody's back this is probably where the bathroom used to be all of this house as you can see most of it is just charred remains and from where the firefighters were fighting the blaze and so everything is just strewn around this is part of a car there is a completely burned out car in the garage this is obviously a part of it we don't quite know how it got there and why just a little bit over there with probably the bedroom because we can see the charred remains of bed lying down there and this was evidently the kitchen there's the remains of us and some other kitchen paraphernalia like kitchen utensils and
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various other things so this was somebody whose home people live there and people accumulated their possessions and they lost all of it in a matter of hours one of the local residents here didn't want to go on camera but he showed us mobile phone footage of when the fire started and it was literally just a wall of fire as tall as the trees it was terrifying and they said that it all happened in almost a matter of seconds there was almost literally nothing people could do the fire spread from the trees to the houses burning them down in seconds people losing everything that they've been accumulating for their entire lives now they don't know what to do how to start over again and this of course is just one of the villages in russia where such a thing such a terrible thing has happened all across the country with the fires ravaging central russia for over a month thousands of people have been left homeless over five hundred injured and over fifty people have already lost their lives because of this terrible fire
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ravaging central russia. well russia's deadly wildfires the smoke filled cities and poor harvest of being seen by some environmentalists as signs of man made climate change but a little earlier i spoke to piers corbyn of the weather action foundation who says the heat wave is down to climate cycles. climate has always been china but it has nothing to do with man and we predicted that there would be extreme heat in east europe and russia this summer and it's caused by a circulation pattern c o two does not cause circulation patterns what causes those this combination of solar activity and the state of the phases of the moon. excuse me just a minute you say this isn't caused by man how come the reporting this heat wave is recognize the worst in a thousand years of recorded history in russia and. has got something to do with this has really not nothing to do with only the only connection is man is here at
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the same time as the sun and the moon are doing things you see a very similar situation happened about one hundred thirty two years ago where there was the size. of magnetic state and there was. on the wall so floods in pakistan. and in the previous few years there was also floods illegally summers also under thirty two years ago so these things are. right to fit in there and nothing to do with mankind and those who side are to just one of that money i would put but are we not ready this is not going to see this again next year the year round i mean it's only quite recently that a lot of very interesting question these things do come in bursts and we're working on that very question those forecasts we did say there would be a series of what summers in england for example which we've had now will be a series of these very hot hot summers in russia we don't know we have to work on
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that but i assure you it's nothing to do with carbon dioxide and if you stop stop driving around moscow it won't affect the next one just. well coming up for you in just a few minutes the birthright control to see so untouchable so reigniting the debate of discrimination those of us calls refused to give up a huge old tradition despite. the fall of the japanese city and has been commemorating the victims of the atomic bomb dropped by the u.s. sixty five years ago it was the second nuclear attack against civilians just three days after the first target hiroshima was devastated as a result of the bombings more than two hundred thousand people in the blasts all due to radiation poisoning representatives from more than thirty countries that would survive as to message to the world that humans and nuclear arsenals cannot co-exist felt it was at the center. here the city of nagasaki is
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smaller than the city of hiroshima and so the ceremony was smaller and much more intimate as well but no less important that the time of the bombing about two hundred seventy thousand people lived here in the city seventy thousand of those people died at the moment of the bombing let me give you a little bit of history nagasaki wasn't officially the primary target in fact. the city of kokura japan was supposed to be the target but when scouts realized that there were clouds covering the city they couldn't see the target they moved onto nagasaki which was home of a munitions plant at the time there were clouds over nagasaki as well about eleven or one that there was a break in the clouds they were given the go ahead to drop the bomb and at that time eleven o two the bomb exploded in japan that that moment was marked here today with the air raid sirens and bells and a moment of reflection and inward prayer as people stood for a minute in silence and then followed by a declaration of peace one of the main messages that people wanted to get out here
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today was their hopes that nagasaki is the last city that will ever have to endure a nuclear attack we also heard from the prime minister of japan as well as the governor of the nagasaki pretty picture. well as a survivors of the atomic bomb explosion in nagasaki at the time we had the opportunity to speak to two of the survivors this is their story. sixty five years ago sumi taro taniguchi was enjoying a simple morning bicycle ride when in a tragic instant his life was changed forever. i was thrown to the ground and i stood in piecing sound i thought i had been killed but i encouraged myself not to die that it was important to go on living. at first noticed his bicycle had been twisted and bent out of shape but as he started to move he began to realize the severity of his own condition. and my left arm and shoulder all my skin was dripping off and i had severe burns on my buddy. eleven year old
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yoshi kawi was at home with his twin brother just two kilometers from the blast center on that fateful morning. at eleven o two i saw the flights and drove to the floor to cover my hand eyes and ears there was a wave in our entire house crashed over us. go and his brothers crawled from the rubble and went into the city to look for their father who worked at the mitsubishi munitions plant close to the heart of the explosion on their way they found countless charred bodies and a terrifying scene you had. while crossing the river we were drawn to a woman who was walking with what looked like a wide belt or cloth trailing behind her but when we took a closer look it was her intestines coming out of her stomach there was nothing we could do. this is the hyper center of the bomb which means sixty five years ago it exploded five hundred meters above this exact spot and the people who suffered that horrific event well their stories are truly amazing but what they didn't know back
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then and just as disturbing is the long term effects of that radiation the medical effect is continuing. cutting her life that means sixty five years is so that it true that the. radiation is affecting human bodies for sixty five years. has had continuous surgeries throughout his life to remove tumors on his back caused by the radiation now he declares that the war did not end in one thousand nine hundred five but rather the effects continue to this day and even though. he wasn't as severely injured initially as an adult he has endured liver disease and two types of cancer attributed to the bomb as well as the psychological damage of the event. the atomic bomb was extremely cruel america should never have dropped the bombs and human beings the tests in new mexico should
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have be. the end of nuclear weapons once the power of these weapons was known but having experienced the wrath of the world's most devastating weapon these two survivors have one shared message you know. people use the word deterrent but i do not believe that human beings can co-exist with nuclear. a reason why the a bombs survivors of hiroshima and nagasaki are pushing for peace and complete global nuclear disarmament charge thomas r. t. nagasaki japan and tony lloyd a labor m.p. and chair of the all party group on global security and nonproliferation says there's still a nuclear threat from such countries as iran and north korea but military action against them isn't the answer we know the concern at the moment for example about iran or north korea something i think shared across the globe in the end most of it would be horrified at the idea of any movement towards military engagement with
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iran we saw the lessons from iraq that says this is not a way of resolving the issue but we do have to be serious iran is an awful lot closer for example to russia than it is to my own country we are in that context a nuclear armed iran could well set off a chain reaction of. to gain nuclear weapons by neighboring countries turkey saudi arabia egypt none of this in the interest of stability in the middle east or stability around the world so we do have to take this in a new question very very seriously it will only work though frankly if moscow and beijing and washington and london and paris are all singing from the the same hymn sheet on this and saying to the rest of the world please this is your issues well it's not just one for the nuclear powers it's one for the non-nuclear states because political ration serves nobody's interest. the russian build bushehr power plant in iran is almost ready to go live officials have announced it will receive
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its first shipment of nuclear material within weeks despite supporting u.s. led sanctions against iran last month moscow is fulfilling its obligations regarding the building of the facility which will give iranians access to peaceful nuclear power but some countries fear tehran may use buy products from the plant to make atomic weapons and with the reactor nearly up and running a speculation the us or israel may launch a military strike against the islamic nation before any nuclear material is delivered last week iranian armed forces were called to the plant to evaluate the security of the space around it. what time for some other world news in brief for you at this stage of the day israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu defended his country's actions of an internal inquiry into the gaza flotilla incident criticized turkey saying it had been seeking a confrontation inquiries looking at the storm and by commandos of the guise of a chip you know who said he was in the us at the time which is why the minister of
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iraq is in charge of the operation iraq is expected to testify at the inquiry on tuesday. rescuers are searching for over eleven hundred people missing off the flooding in northwestern china buildings have been destroyed and entire villages left underwater in gansu province chinese premier wen jiabao joined rescue efforts to save families still trapped under the rubble landslides in the region triggered by heavy rain have killed at least three hundred thirty seven. to pakistan now where flooding is affected more than thirty million people official say the number exceeds the combined total of those affected by the two thousand and four indian ocean tsunami the kashmir earthquake a year ofter this year's quake in haiti pakistan's northwest province is the hottest take thousands of being evacuated from their homes and their. attempts to break down the cost system in india being resisted by many well
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discrimination is illegal changing an ingrained mindset is more difficult than simply changing the law while school is experiencing the struggle as counselling now reports. it's a problem that's been simmering but now so only davey sees it's fast reaching boiling point she's a newly appointed cook in this primary school and johnny board here to prepare the government funded midday meal but despite sony's best intentions some of the students turn their noses up at many creations because she's a ballot or untouchable in traditional hindu society only upper caste cooks are allowed to go community minos even now in some upper caste children don't want to trued me by me their parents consider the food polluted by my time each what can i do i'm here to make lunch in the school and treat the children here just like my own kids one hundred twenty million children across india receive a meet every working day in the largest school lunch program in the world but when
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the education ministry decided to send the it cooks to get schools where the majority of pupils are upper caste hindus many found that too hard to swallow. the media a meal can entice poor parents to send their children to school because look forward to it but there are some parents who don't want their children to eat food made by low caste people and have removed their children from here and also threaten us as well. need to sing family a member of the upper caste raj board community they refused to allow their ten year old son lot of money and to continue studying in a school which they felt didn't respect their customs and pulled him out immediately. we are upper caste we believe strongly in the cost system we cannot eat food made touched by somebody from a lower caste that's why we moved our child from this government school and take
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him into private activist said this kind of reaction demonstrates the difficulty in eradicating the caste system discrimination on the basis. of caste is illegal in india but the practice is still entrenched in rural areas where the kind of work you do who you can eat with is largely divided along class lines how you can have a much loved people are treated like dirt the upper castes or just about they tell us stay on one side wash the utensils that anything to humiliate us they want to surround mainland and never rise up. the government says legal action will be taken against villagers who are poor cooks in schools the earlier this is done the better after all this attempt to get children of all castes to eat together irrespective of who's made the food is a small but important step in the country's journey to bridge social divisions got and seeing r.t. but. when in ten minutes from now on cross talk host peter lavelle and his guests
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discuss one of the biggest and most expensive scientific projects it's the large hadron collider but for that we've got the latest in the world of business with kareena. hello and welcome to our business program because i have you with us russia's agriculture ministry has cut its forecast of grain harvest for this year to sixty sixty five million tons that's around thirty percent lower than in two thousand and nine and as prime minister vladimir putin says the battle for russia's grain exports won't be lifted anytime soon we're told she was a crew even with the harvest apparently we will cover our domestic needs you know this year the question is what the country will have next year still a she said we don't know what the harvest will be and we don't know what we will carry out this year we will review our decision to ban grain imports into the only in line with what the what's the problem is that we are not able to seed winter
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crops because of the heat lifting the ban and more unhappy. russian markets finished the day in the black with the r.t.s. game point seven percent and i'm isaac's getting slightly over percent hydro gas probably going to be over the top performers on the rise extending over one of the sad well north of the top player on the r.t.s. over three percent. russia's first low cost airline sky express is facing the prospect of having its license revoked because of financial problems and a lack of reliability it was supposed to be a pioneer in the new world of low cost air travel in russia so will it ever be possible to fly cheap in russia that's not because. this airplane costs about ten dollars fortunately this is the closest trust can get to a low cost airline in this country of regular air carriers so even the best six flights at the price of many people's monthly salary and russians are craving for
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the discounters so popular abroad eight pounds from liverpool to a crack of twenty euros from front for russia's low cost airlines sky express was meant to be like that. however it's and that raising prices to match the network airlines but without the reliability or in-flight service consenting to tear down the head of charter airlines redwing says flying low cost is very expensive in russia and the experience of express proves it is impossible to repeat the business model off ryan there is a jet wuornos deal which neither a war it's only possible to make a quasi low cost airline was just the budgetary or we will have one or two but he won't be able to have such extremely little tariffs isn't europe where the speeds them a constant and says russia offers few opportunities for a carrier to strip out expenses at twenty percent tempered juta on planes and monopolize asked services contribute equally to all russian carriages and the cost
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is high then most cities just don't have second half was which are widely used by discount as in other countries and it's equally difficult for foreign low cost carriers to operate here mainly because of legislation it's were strictly regulated system or by a letter all agreements between russia and all european and actually all other countries which limits. the number of carriers number of distant nations the. frequencies of flies and number of seats in their. over column there is. this limitation as. an airline actually maz and a lot of her friends marty. course care is. doing their best to avoid spraying tomorrow try their approach to resources whatever russia's
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aviation rules were created in soviet times when some airports serve just a couple of planes a day and that is to say the government should reform the airspace code if it wants to develop cost effective and travel for the general public this good preview we feel great to competition in the industry and make flying in russia less awful not sure if you tell a political business r.t. . from aviation to automobile sales of new cars in russia have grown nine percent in the first seven months of the year compared to the same period in two thousand and nine these o.c. action of european businesses says ny of the ten best selling cars in the country are some bold in russia solar's is number one among russia based producers with sales up to thirty four percent after hours has boosted sales by twenty percent took second place gas group comes third however analysts expect a decline in the growth of sales in august and september due to holidays and many
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russian plants. nineteen consecutive heat records have been set so far this summer in moscow this in turn cause another wave of records prices for fans and air conditioners have soared and this has prompted the n.t. monopoly service to launch an investigation to find out why the watchdog will examine whether or not companies artificially created supply shortages in. places the fans have jumped sixfold air conditioners have also experienced price hikes overall the increased use of electric appliances in moscow has seen a nine percent jump in energy consumption in july. now internet advertising in russia has increased thirty three percent in the first half of two thousand and ten year on year that's the fastest growing among all the sectors of the country's advertising industry the market as a whole group ten percent. with growth picking up pace in the second quarter experts say if the dynamics keep up annual growth of the russian advertising market
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could be higher than just. the business news but you can always find most stories on our website that dot com. culture is that so much knowledge among feeling those eyes in a moment to give it really can be read with full big bang experiments conducted by the large hadron collider is seen by many as
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a scientific breakthrough others see it. every month we give you the future we'll do you understand how we'll get there and what tomorrow brings the best in science and technology from across russia and around the world. join us for technology update on our g.
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very pretty for us to tell you this is a line from moscow top stories now the south has no end in sight to the uphill battle against the wall ravaging russia as they destroy lives and often leaving the charred ruins of intolerable ages in the winter. and the pungent smoke from the strangling moscow driving residents out of the capital and doubling the normal daily death rate. plus the survivors please sixty five years since a us dr atomic bomb unlike the psyche of those who escape with. no one the place suffers the same fate as this is. now the know how dangerous is the large hadron collider will. share some quite up to theories you can stay with us for the discussion show that's next here on alt. hungry for the full story
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we've got it for. the biggest issues get a human voice face to face with the news makers. and. alone and welcome to cross talk i'm peter lavelle the great quest for what is called the god particle the big bang experiments conducted by the enormously ambitious and expensive large hadron collider is seen by many is a scientific breakthrough others say differently the safety of humanity and the earth maybe its day. can. you discuss and explain the meaning of the l h c i'm joined by neil on the swami in london he's the author of the edge of physics and
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a consultant for the new scientist also in london we have jordan nash he's the head of the high energy physics research group at imperial college and in stuttgart we cross the auto rustler he's a professor of theoretical biochemistry at the university of tuning in and another member of our crosstalk team yell on the hunger all right gentlemen crosstalk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want first of all jordan i'd like to go to you i didn't do very well and high school physics ok and when i'm told the project the great collider can reproduce the nano second after the big bang how can you explain that to me why is that important and what it what does it mean and how can it change our life. well the first few nanoseconds after the big bang whole universe was in a very tiny place it was very hot it was composed of many different things some of which we don't know what we can do. is create conditions in a very small space.


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