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as a personal offer to your country with that in mind daniel prepares for action he says he's ready to go to the airport the moment he receives word his help is welcome. retired from the. some. are still feel that running the show is how people rush hour in particular because of the problems they've got the moment with. people from all around the world offering to join the fight against the force of nature volunteers from bellary spoke area and france are among more than one hundred sixty thousand people now estimated to be battling the blazes daniel started his career in rural fire fighting and says that's prepared him well petaca the type of blazes sweeping through russia. career often point to seven zero sorry farmers wish a lot to mash because a lot of oil is in rural areas including forests military rain gauge and
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in terms of the fires are occurring in russia. in the world. we would spend money here we are some of times in hot summer to do what exactly the same type of foils the one that we dealt with in the story was to do it for a break and of words dig a trench down below the pay to stop we have to pay for spreading underneath the ground even though daniel retired two years ago he says in his mind he's still on the front line no matter where you are in the world for far it's a sign. to help save lives for. russia and russia. point to store the person. and then allow the people the. paramedics the for forcing him to come in and do their job daniel clearly is packed and ready to go the only thing stopping him flying to russia is red tape coleus
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says if russia temporarily suspended the visa regime for emergency workers he and hundreds like him would flood to russia to quash the flames were abit essex. and dr fred goldberg a climate alice from the royal institute of technology in stockholm believes there is nothing abnormal about the high temperatures in russia the summer. on the very heavy high pressure locates itself in various positions. in two thousand and three it happened off the coast of france and is heavy with high pressure pushed up a lot of hot air from. the creating of the loss of many lives in france and central europe you know it's not a change of climate is a weather phenomenon so my point is that this year you had this heavy high pressure over central asia bringing up there from the tropics into your area.
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to time but to read the entire of television fifty years ago so we never heard about it in the same way we're hearing about it today. now the fires have destroyed crops in russia but other countries are having their own issues with the food supply. in burma but hopes that such as this would fix roofs the green sleeve but when green a store template it would be like this with just a plastic cover to people at the rain it can last only one year. we have reformed by thousands of tons of grain left to rot in india instead of being distributed to the hungry. meantime the youngest detainee at guantanamo bay prison in cuba is facing military trial canadian born mark potter was fifteen when he was captured on the battlefield afghanistan in two thousand and two he's accused of throwing a grenade which killed an american soldier carter denies guilt at a pretrial hearing on monday claiming he was tortured while detained at a u.s.
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military base in afghanistan before being moved to guantanamo the alleged violations of carter's human rights have been discussed by the united nations have convicted he faces a maximum life sentence lawyer eric mull tello says the whole trial is a breach of american law. so i would just label the whole process is a travesty you know we've got a juvenile who by our own signing we've agreed not to prosecute juvenile offenders so we're breaking our own law and i don't even think that this court has proper jurisdiction over the case we've got a child who by law we're saying is not culpable of doing the things that we we're prosecuting him for and yet we're spending all of our resources and he's the first one in the tube to go not to mention that you have the fact that he doesn't he's gained such a jaded distrust of anything associated with this he can't even make appropriate
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counsel choice and so he's not even represented in these proceedings. now from what stories you can always log on to our website to check the latest videos and top stories let's now see what's waiting for you there today. and cesar tackler action is drivers of the russian leg of the european truck racing championship we're battling on a brand new track created by a famous formula one desire. back here is business as georgia aims to become a serious player in the profit island frog market snapped up the details at archie dot com. the number of civilian casualties in afghanistan rose by almost a third in the first half of two thousand and ten compared to the same period last
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year the report by the un also shows a fifty five percent increase in the deaths of children among the twelve hundred afghans killed during this period it comes as u.s. led forces are increasing their presence in the country and now reports it's often civilians who suffer. amount of afghan civilian children that are dying as a result of this war has increased fifty five percent according to the united nations the taliban and other militants are responsible for three quarters of the civilian deaths that have taken place in the past six months but tied to that you want officials say that the taliban and other militants have stepped up their game in terms of using i.e. . suicide suicide attacks and being involved in this us nation attempts and that is a result of more foreign troops coming into their country so one has provoked the other and our foreign troops more attacks by the taliban or the militants and that
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the it is the afghan civilians according to this report women and children who are actually paying the price of this war it's basically understood according to this u.n. report that once foreign troops move into an area that have the taliban and militants will move in and violence will ensue and subsequent deaths will take place so at this point the afghan civilians you know understandably are intimidated are living in. a war torn area for decades and are not so quick to align with the foreign troops in their country that are to blame for the taliban and militants attacking the civilians and the surrounding areas where people are as a result of an occupation in the country. reporting dear old reality and who shall believe the actual number of casualties in afghanistan is much higher because the u.n. failed to take into account one of the main causes of death. you nama your. mission
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you know. recent reports. was touted as the wake up call for the u.n. mission in afghanistan however for different reasons it should be more fair to check for the u.s. mission in afghanistan i would like to draw your attention to a couple of things but first i would strongly recommend you nama to expand it metrics of civilian casualties in afghanistan beyond the country and to include two most important numbers of civilian death that is civilian skill in afghanistan and beyond by going to drugs in fact if you include the opium fields and cannot be fields they keel all rolled more then all other civilian casualties taken together within the whole nine years. and the second most important
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metrics that has to be incorporated in the next report by the united nations should include the civilians killed outside of ghana stand by the main export from afghanistan over all the narcotics in afghanistan already in slaved more than two millions of afghans within the country and they're probably keel even more than thirty thousand russians who have been in the aisle aided by the afghan heroin and you know us you have to add up more than five million pakistani direct addicks the overall result of the u.s. led mission is that it kills morsi really an afghan brock's under the connivance of the u.s. political leadership then in other military hostilities whether from the u.s. side all from their military opponents from pakistan and within afghanistan
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that i hope you nama officials will take into consideration and we'll incorporate into the next sam i n u o afghan civilian casualties a report. argy spoke to british veteran journalist john pilger who thinks america is tricking the world by saying it's pulling out of wars in iraq and afghanistan the full version of this interview is coming up in about an hour. this announcement by obama. would be the end of the combat mission next two years norm since then that's another example of the of the media simply taking a face value something that told by authorities in fact there's going to be something like ninety four bases left and sixty thousand troops and so called that is an increase in the number of most of them raise they call them contractors so
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far from getting out there's a great expression by a great irish investigative journalist called claude coburn never believe anything until it's officially denied we should apply that to all statements like that. for many countries the summer's extreme weather of floods and droughts has led to poor harvest and a grain shortage but in india millions of people are going hungry for different reasons are just current saying investigates. india is home to work quarter of the world's starving people and one third of its malnourished children here in the village of daraa poured in eastern india had nothing to give us for days yes a valid general hungry child cries all the time there is no food to feed here how can you survive like this to give the child quite a just me to drink water yet the government has record amounts of surplus stocks
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fifty nine million tons of wheat and rice it does have a huge public distribution system that provides free food to families below the poverty line but corruption and complex bureaucracy means the poorest of the poor often don't make it on the list most of us are actually i'm not much we are poor people desperate for food to eat our children go to sleep hungry names are not on the government's poverty list and we didn't get any food growing from the government can we do ultimately we would have no choice but to commit suicide. with people starving the recent images of piles of wheat rotting at a storage facility erupted into a major political issue in the state of punjab it was discovered forty nine thousand tons of food green had perished despite taking precautions there is every likelihood as we have in our household there are no where you are boarding your cup of tea for me because likelihood. can spin on the table. and if you see
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a. green between her and the. losses be more. abundant i'm standing in one of the largest food storage depos in the capital new delhi impermanent where houses such as this would fix roofs the grain is safe but when green are stored temporary like this with just a plastic cover to keep out the rain it can last only one year and with the government keeping seventeen million tons of wheat and rice stored like this because it simply doesn't have enough permanent warehouses you can see this. the problem experts see about ten million tons enough to feed hundred forty million people for a month has been through at least one monsoon and is at risk of rotting if this green would be used instead it could help those most in need but distributing it will cost one billion dollars and the government cannot afford to add to its food subsidy that doesn't cover is good news for his family who depend on the hand.
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we cannot afford to buy rice for our family whatever food grain the government has is allowing to run its warehouses the ration cards the issue don't reach the actual poor whatever race is distributed to the local dealer for us is instead sold by him in the open market. with global wheat prices rising due to the drought in russia if india loses its sweep stocks the poor storage this good fuel the price surge that would hit the poor they need the hardest got in seeing are to the. now some more of world news in brief for you chinese authorities have landslides and accounts are province of taking over seven hundred lives rescue workers are still fighting to find survivors trapped beneath the rubble for three days heavy rains triggered the delusion of rugs and earth crushing at least three villages relief efforts have been hampered by destroyed roads and bridges. the presidents of colombia and
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venezuela have agreed to restore diplomatic ties relations were cut off a month ago over allegations that venezuela was sheltering colombian rebels the newly elected colombian president juan manuel santos and which of us have expressed optimism that their first meeting will produce positive results. former alaska senator ted stevens has died in a plane crash he was on his way to a fishing trip in the state when the plane went into mountainside killing another four and stranding the survivors on a rocky slope eighty six year old was the longest serving republican in the history of the six senate and a plane crash is alaska's third under two weeks. here today gone tomorrow in a special report coming up in just ten minutes we'll look at how some mountains are literally being wiped off the face of the earth. first the removal call the. second. blast
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or the fears. or the remains are revealed by machinery. and seventies here with all the ways business news and so many want you to tell us about the equity markets well the russian markets will stop trading next hour they finished in the red on tuesday and asian stocks are lacking about follows the u.s. federal reserve's move to bolster the economy stateside in just a moment. the prices of meat poultry and dairy products in russia could rise sharply to the drought and spiralling grain prices the world bank is urging nations not to follow russia's lead with an export ban saying there is unlikely to be
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a global rerun of the two thousand and eight food crisis seen in the more. global green markets fact routine drought and fires in russia. prices as high as eight dollars sixty the. move to implement a green expert on the move to protect domestic consumers first is one that the world bank other nations not to. do new. crisis despite this economy see the run of the food prices gear which as high as thirteen dollars in two thousand and eight is unlikely it was demand supply factors now in two thousand and seven two thousand and eight across all the range of commodities stocks were very low and we also had very different global demand conditions the global economy largely because of emerging markets were incredibly buoyant so we had very low supply very strong demand and that gave you that combination of rising
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commodity prices across the whole range of food stuffs this time around supply is much better and obviously given the financial crisis globally demand is a lot weaker so we haven't got the imbalance between demand and supply that we had over the period in two thousand and seven. even with the better supply demand balance globally the two thousand and eight experience which sought after. those governments very or the role speculation please in global prices and very sensitive about the need to protect their customers in russia the government is likely to look for market solutions unlike two thousand and eight price freeze on specific items had a muted effect. i don't dismiss the possibility. off the top limit for prices on crucial food items like bread butter milk the effect of this measure is very limited that's why there will be no limit for the wide range of goods due to the fact that two years ago there was good disappeared from shelves and once prices
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weren't frozen they rebounded. good price inflation is also a key driver of what inflationary expectations and russia has just proven a long term record low inflation rate of five point five percent in july the governor will be keen to avoid seeing rising food prices play in part resurrecting the long term economic issue however the market backdrop for the short term means it will need to avoid it scaring market signals culture producers and investors as well as consumers well setting a port russia's long term agricultural potential to do business r.t. . russia's losses due to the far east and still raging across the country could reach fifteen billion dollars according to early estimates the record temperatures this may cost at least one percent of g.d.p. growth most of the money will be spent on restoring houses and called station the first official figures are expected next week as part of the federal statistics service report on july's industrial production the long term effect is unlikely to
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be known until the end of the gap but some experts are already claiming the impact will not be significant. let's have a quick look at how the asian stock markets the shaping up on wednesday in tokyo the nikkei has shed more than two and a half percent japanese stocks have been hurt by strength in the yen versus the dollar that follows the u.s. federal reserve's announcement overnight of plans to boost a full lacking u.s. economy by reinvesting money from mortgage bonds into government debt this is the fed's first attempt of course of the economy and over a year asian stocks are also suffering on news that japanese were surely orders increase less than expected in june fueling fears of economic slowdown in the region. and russian markets will start trading. next hour here in moscow they finished in the red on tuesday with great the r.t.s. and the my six losing more than one and a half percent each energy mages a drag on both the bourses new clothes shed one point nine percent on the r.t.s. what was left was the biggest loser on the my stocks down more than two percent.
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russian banks are continuing to cut deposit rates for individuals the central bank says the maximum interest rate for deposits in roubles this month is less than one percent that's close to pre-crisis levels the rates have decreased by around six percentage points in the year however the banks are still attracting more cash from individuals the central bank says deposits group by around two and a half percent in july. and that's all the business use for now but i'll be back with more updates for you in about an hour's time and of course you can always find the stories on our website. slash.
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here's a quick look at the top stories here in r t a breath of fresh air as a torturous toxic small finally lift from across moscow the record heat wave fueling hundreds of wildfires still burning in western and central russia. hundreds
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of volunteers from russian abroad risked their lives to quell the flames others help people who lost everything in a fire by gathering and delivering essential supplies. civilian casualties rose by a surge in ghana stana the first twenty ten according to a u.n. report a total of twelve hundred afghans were killed during this period of time which coincided with the u.s. troop surge. and coming up next we look at how mountaintop removal mining has affected local communities became one of the greatest environmental catastrophes in american history. leg bar leg leg
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the the earth is millions of years old coal particularly interesting because per unit of energy generated coal actually it may be the cheapest fuel but it also releases the most carbon to the atmosphere as carbon dioxide beginning in earnest with the development of the steam engine in the late seventeen early eighteen hundreds hemans began to ma and extract fossil carbon from the earth's crust coal oil natural gas even in the absence of humans over some time period it would be uplifted and subject to erosion and removeable and might return to the atmosphere but those rates are tiny compared to the ability of humans to go out with large machines to deliver a large quantities of this material to the surface of the.


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