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a scorching weather holds sway over russia a baby girl is found alive after being left by the roadside for hours. what is that weekend. but. you know right here. fighting for her rights against the state look at how some transgender people in the u.s. are denied jobs and income because of their identity. and a dispute over that they could have a life buffer for water in the middle east is leaving the river jordan missed from year to year. so you're watching live from moscow welcome to the program our top story now police
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in southern russia are trying to trace the parents of a baby abandoned beside a road in blistering heat doctors are amazed she survived after being left in the grass for several hours with a temperature pushing fifty degrees. over reports. here it's. a favorite of all the stock. and she's something of a miracle after surviving the record heat wave abandoned by the roadside hospital staff have called the baby girl c. atlanta sunny the two we call child will sported by possible by having lead for hours on the ground in fifty degree heat. to squeak thought it was a kitten. that i look closer was taken about it was a crying child my husband and i was shocked how could somebody abundant child like this. the couple spent hours trying to track down the girl's parents without
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success it's america how a baby a little more than two weeks old so many hours under the open sun this is what fifty degrees celsius the grass. doctors say the child was badly dehydrated and was lucky to escape the attention of insects and stray dogs when. the situation was critical a little more time and we could have lost or. pleased with your progress the medical staff say she's demonstrating a super appetite. the police are now involved searching for the parents who abandoned their daughter. to go we've been to all the maternity hospitals but so far no information about this unlucky and lucky child of the same time. and amber of families have already approached the local authorities asking to london so here future maybe both sunny and secure. if you aren't.
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russia wildfires have not led to a rise in radiation levels on territory contaminated by the chernobyl nuclear disaster in one thousand nine hundred six earlier there were concerns glazes in the region could raise radioactive particles into the air and spread them towards populated areas head of the emergencies ministry dismissed reports of increased radiation levels saying all localized fires had been quickly extinguished the record breaking heat in central russia in the past few weeks triggered massive wildfires that destroyed hundreds of homes and killed woman fifty people forty's and i report a steady progress to get. a u.s. transsexual employee has won a bitter three year battle to be reinstated to her job in the government glen that was fired after he decided to become a woman despite civil rights laws to protect against race religion and sex discrimination transgender people looking for the same rights often find themselves
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out of luck parties learn this to reports. missing glamour to the job fit for a queen i love of god happy beautiful claimed it was. i was here to have a good time to. put all that glitters. music called police to go direct when someone with no warning to her you think you will be cared for most transgender people will listen for a little more and go you know in the united states. as for art for a phrase. i think you're far from dandy beth glenn used to be simply glenn and some people just haven't a factor in occurrence of this sort of thing though friends who have known her for decades say nothing's different now far as personality there's no great change she
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is one of a quarter of transgenders in the us who claim they've been fired because of their gender identity. she is one of ninety seven percent who report they've been discriminated against at work because of it or the boss just summoned her to his office and said is it true that you have decided that you're going for sure that you're going to be transitioning and i want to tell them yes he said well that can't happen appropriately in this workplace and this workplace of all places was the institution that is supposed to protect freedoms and liberties i couldn't believe that especially a government organization would do that it was bandied about glenn's dream job to work beneath this gold delma to georgia state capitol where she helped write the bills and resolutions that became laws but none of these laws protected her from being discriminated against as a transgender in georgia as in thirty eight of fifty us states discriminating be.
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based on gender identity is not banned because vandy beth worked in the public sector with the help of a civil liberties group she is able to sue its own american for people to do what was done and through this she's won the admiration of friends just marked as funny . as the courageous which is they were. fighting the state power. the support of a queen i think if a person is trying to change their right to actually leave who they are i do think that that should be even better and now she's fighting the state and not her gender or any longer it's an inborn characteristic that something you're born with and it's something you can't change but it doesn't pay the bills i still don't have full time employment account it doesn't change the law if it's exposed to the law that you would you your have something like this happen the first place. and some
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of parents is aside. unemployment and discrimination are still a drag for most transgender most transgender people who get fired from their jobs. they just have to. grit their teeth there at the injustice. more and lyster are too. slow on the way in the program that water is in the middle east countries pressure to well draining the river jordan to me it's once more to flow into a sham stream. coming up on our t.v. we'll show you how ancient mrs ism is kept alive on the shores of lake baikal. that ten more off the short break don't go away.
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discovery. communicate with. test yourself and become free. what nature can give you. first create a removal called clear cut. second explosives are used. in the. remainder revealed by machinery. on a farm. in the
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middle east is a hotbed of conflict over many issues but it's water where things really boil the jordan river has become a bone of contention between israel jordan and syria while governments dispute control of sacred parts is the people who suffer expense. see home for quhy has always had to worry about water he has a go she bought a tank to keep as much of the precious stuff in she needs it to wash a family's clothes twice a week and the rest of the time her children know to keep a shell was short in the jordanian capital h two o. is pretty scarce. and i'm not thinking big families usually buy water tanks so we can have enough water to last the whole week but the tanks are expensive and not everyone can afford them we get water to. days a week on those days i switch on the taps and fuel the tanks for a few hours so we can manage on the other days. it's
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a problem affecting the whole region competition for water between israel jordan and syria has become so fierce that it's turned the once mighty jordan river into a trickle well the river's been almost destroyed because of the conflict because of the competition every country has tried to block off whatever it can before it reaches the international share of the river so they can keep it to themselves that's typical of a conflict situation israel wants to declare the lower part of the jordan river off limits to pull guerrillas who believe this is where jesus christ was baptized by john the baptist pollution and sewage have contaminated the waters to dangerous levels sixteen years ago israel and jordan signed a treaty that committed both sides to return fresh water to the river but that has never happened and these pipes pump water from israel to jordan each year some fifty to sixty million cubic meters pass through them but there's enough water for
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one million jordanians to eat true drink and to wash each year an extra day in minister says israel is ignoring other parts of the agreement when it comes to. sticking to. the share which was decided to do. so was given jordan a lot of water to irrigate. also to. the supplier to use for the most exotic like to see water you know for the most exotic like you know this water has been almost diminished but the allegations have provoked fury eric bell killed was one of the israeli team which negotiated with the jordanians about how water would be shared between the two countries the problem is that when he said to the street i didn't say. quantity i can
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say very clear. that we are taking exactly the amount of respect to the location you were doing. in the summer. we didn't take even one cubic meter more as the effects of global warming are felt more year on year disputes in this part of the middle east over water will continue to. police the r.t. in israel and jordan. from favorable weather and a good harvest to healing and marriages in ancient times shamans wearing charge of almost all aspects of life but in the modern world their role cannot be underestimated either sean thomas travelled to siberia to meet will. valentini gets ready for a day's work packing as things and kissing his family good bye but this is no nine to five job. i'm a traditional shaman for my people the body yet i grew up in
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a traditional family we lived at a camp where my ancestors lived and even though it was soviet times we still observed our customs and traditions. in siberia along the shores of lake baikal the powers of the sherman who channel and influence the spirits of good and evil are still respected by those who live here. i think they do trust them because many turn for help to shamans in some critical points of their lifes a person always wants to have hope and so they pray regardless of their confession a christian a buddhist i just know that people do go to shamans. it is believed that sherman's act as an intermediary between the human and natural and spiritual worlds of sherman's healing abilities are said to come from his use of these forces to mend a person's soul so in this modern age what's involved in this ancient role. of the q that the main rituals are the following every year we call on rain for our crops
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and ask for other blessings sometimes we hold wedding rituals but we shamans wait for an invitation they don't impose their practices on anyone this island is known as the heart of lake by call in this spot and particularly is very spiritual for the shaman and valentine comes here and means of people from all over so that he can keep ancient traditions and spirituality alive. the newer side is sharman is an includes tourism as people who visit by call region and grow more curious. yes there are interesting people here and it's not only russian culture but also without culture you can also learn things about shamanic content. as interest grows a word to. wise select your sharman carefully. there are huge numbers of shamans now and the majority of them i can see this because i see it not just fakes i know personally one shaman he used to be
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a high ranked official and got to be some sort of a glamorous shaman after he retired he likes to wear expensive assessor him out with fashionable people there are a few shamans like this but people only go today i'm simply because they don't know the difference. but one teammate claims his bloodline is rich with true sharman heritage a tradition he plans to continue with the with the. we respect our history and culture traditions and customs worship the holy fire our great ancestors the gods of the sky the earth sun the new moon worship the creator of the universe mother nature we preach living in harmony with self and with nature. providing a service for those who believe john thomas r. t. lead by can also be. some other international news this hour pakistan's president has sense of independence day celebrations as a country suffers its worst flooding in eighty years. spent saturday visiting the
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worst affected areas rescuers are struggling to get aid to millions of people there's a shortage of assistance from the disaster has claimed sixteen hundred lives. in. iraq obama has supported a controversial plans to build a mosque two thousand and one terror attacks in new york u.s. president says it was then as have the right to practice their religion in place of worship on the site and he made the announcement at a dinner in the white house in honor of the islamic holy month of ramadan many critics oppose the plans to build a thirteen story mosque and islamic center just blocks away from the ground zero site where some three thousand people died. in. northwestern china wave of landslides left at least twenty four people dead and dozens more are missing the devastation caused by a tarantula rains in the region has so far more than seven hundred people in top
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villages have been washed away and sources of drinking water polluted shortages. down polls are expected to over the next days. and you can always check out the stories we're covering on our web site at all. it's a taste of what's online right now to russian. or to be given much more interest footage of a massive brawl. is eat into the web. and the psychic stock market is thriving in italy. placing their fortunes in the hands of palm readers the bigger returns more we can add to our to the. the u.n. has a new weapon in the fight against drugs and crime the daughter of the former russian ambassador to the u.k. will be trying to raise awareness of the threat posed by drug production in afghanistan a danger critics say the international forces in the country have so far failed to
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deal with. the steve perry who show thinks it's time for the war on drugs to be linked to the fight against corruption in afghanistan. the russian ambassador to the united kingdom you would if your daughter has just been appointed as the u.n. and drug czar so now in his new capacity he will be leading the way of the international community he gains that narco terrorist threat that comes from afghanistan of the russian voice has been mostly neglected by i say if nato and international community so now pointman russia has a unique opportunity to rid invigorated and to jumpstart the international efforts to build up and raise the world and where it is the one and only threat bit really is important significant and neglected in afghanistan and that is how to combat the most when the galactic and forgotten drug threat that directly
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killed ten times more civilian people in afghanistan and all across the world general petraeus has already arrived applause with his reinvigorated effort against the widespread corruption in afghanistan he's anti-corruption efforts will be even more appreciated if he will also incorporate the war against corruption we have the war against drugs in afghanistan. now later in the program mounted engines continues his toll around the ancient towns which unsettle moscow this time he heads to a city prepared to celebrate its millennium and seeks refuge from the baking sun and its museums. this is a private museum funded by one of the presidents this hall is called music and time featuring various musical instruments and clocks now the other to obsess with bells it's their own and his private collection of over one thousand this is inside the.
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it's more from martha than just over an hour's time here first it's the weekend edition of the business news with korea that's awful. great for the fleet we've got. the biggest issues get a voice face to face with the news makers.
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hello and welcome to business grain prices of more than doubled since the start of the drought and the hikes have been further supported bob reduction in the global harvest all cost but despite a temporary ban on grain export local producers are seeking to retain their presence in the international market that innovator reports. the record drought has seen the russian government reduced estimates of the two thousand and ten greenhouse wished to sixty sixty five million tonnes he denounced a temporary ban on green experts from august fifteenth to december first to shoot domestic consumers from price hikes but then cost global grain prices just search to more than eight dollars per bushel despite analysts saying there is grain to go
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around the danger is that given we've been through two thousand and seven two thousand and eight and we saw we prices per se rises in other prices of commodities the danger is that financial markets start to anticipate price price than other commodities and that's actually what causes a more general food price spike so whilst the fundamentals don't point to a rapid price gains across all of these different markets. i mean thing there are some risks that we need to be vigilant of. prizes gained more support when the u.s. agriculture department read. it's global we told this forecast by two point three percent but it noted that global supplies were more than they were during the two thousand and seven two thousand and eight green crisis the russian green expert band has local producers looking to shore up their position in the global market over the longer term. the competition on the international food market is extremely
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high and food issues more sensible on the international market there are resources in the world and he will be supplied by somebody with a range of countries like bangladesh egypt they need grain anyway we need to continue talks with those countries we need to think about next year if we will have good harvest and we will return to the international market how we would manage the return of competitive prices. russia has already seated its position as the world's third largest grain exporter to the right of producers such as the us france and is traded rated to keep its allies with domestic prices rising despite the ben russian green producers who they can retain their position in an increasingly global marketplace you know i mean you know business archie. prices in russia and i go up to fifteen percent this year driven by the drought an increased amount for dairy products that's according to the coen elf when one of russia's biggest danny produces. we can calculate the price increase mathematically fifty
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percent of the price of milk is comprised of the cost of raw materials that is increased by sixty percent which means prices could grow thirty percent from a factor we have to monitor the situation because consumption is the main indicator for once it starts falling nothing will help that's why we have to be very careful and the government should help of course we will see price hikes of ten to fifteen percent but we will try to have it under control and hold on to our turnover at the . particular exciting day for the russian markets in my view and the participating in the ref. all the blue chips were down between a quarter and hopper sometimes both horses but he would friend all the odds because there was no you may kill that finished off point two percent on the mind that it would be to be and we're also going to call that and that and the black. head of analysis at forks club they did a good explains why the stock markets fallacy trading in the red this week. as usual russian markets or have
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a correlated with the international markets this week and the main news came from. there are. the rate and change to different optimism into markets saying that economic environment for them to remain very challenging and that's why investors remain very cautious about their bond to off markets and about other vonta of the old economy. so investors sell off very scarce of shares so. that's why it's all rushing markets during this week in red the drought fires raging across russia this summer have spurred russians into travel frenzy all to the delight of tory. has more. tool regencies are reaping the benefits of summer twenty ten as russians fed up with extreme environmental conditions flee the country. spain israel and
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egypt have all seen record numbers of russian tourists this summer yeah. it's absolutely unbearable in moscow because of the heat and fires so i'm taking my children to the seaside so this isn't overreaches have not only bounced back from the recession but also made significant gains of up to twenty percent local tourism is also enjoying an unprecedented demand. that when the fires began breaking across the country we had an explosion of film calls from people asking to send them away from the smoke to somewhere where it was cooler than the local weekend tourists in northern destination is the most popular. there were fears of possible price hikes because of surging demand but analysts say tour agencies have maintained modest prices during the difficult situation you could do and you must. be there when you speculations and weather conditions night here in moscow nor in the region's tour operators can at. counterfeits is while his last minute deals. in the past few days
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the small has some which retreated but demand for tours to popular egypt and turkey is still extremely high the question is whether the whole juliet is be able to handle russia's travel fever. business on t.v. . and that's all from me in the business team here but you can always find most stories on our website that's not a dot com slash lists. housing market.


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