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surviving against the almost a two week old baby girl is recovering in hospital after being discarded in the scorching sun in southern russia the wall of the heat wave clings to the culture of i just say this lonely place in the place that. tempest lives as water levels drop that middle east nations accusing child of draining the river jordan singing families to live it that vital supply lines. and keeping the mysticism but not leave the descendants of ancient shamans out holding tradition in the modern world on the banks of siberia and they buy.
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a very warm welcome to you this is live from moscow with me alice had a baby in southern russia has stunned doctors by surviving after being abound in the blistering heat waves glaring solve the two week old was discussed. roadside and police in the rostov region and then looking for her parents. over how the story. here is. the favorite of all the stuff. and she's something of a miracle after surviving the record heatwave abandoned by the roadside hospital staff have called the baby girl with lana or sonny the two we call child was spotted by a possible by having lead for hours on the ground in fifty degree heat. i heard a squeak i thought it was a kitten that i look closer and was taken aback it was a crying child my husband and i was shocked how could somebody abundant a child like this. the couple spent hours trying to track down the girl's parents
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without 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 to grow us 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
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future maybe both sunny and secure. childre aren't. emergency officials say steady progress is being made in the firefighting effort to weeks of ferocious wildfires across western and central russia the area covered has reduced by two thirds and the number of fires is down by hoffa over the past six days a total of one hundred sixty thousand people and more than twenty five thousand appliances have been involved in tackling the flames followers have been completely extinguished in fourteen regions in central russia but things remain tense in the other five affected areas including the moscow a region where the emergency ministry has transferred extra resources the massive wildfires have destroyed dozens of provincial towns and villages and killed more than fifty people and along with the drought the scorching summer has cost russia a third of its wheat crop. now the sparring the countries of the middle east have
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another battleground but this time it's over rapidly draining water supplies the river jordan serves millions of people in israel jordan and syria but as paulus clear explains both the water and patience are running dry. see home for quhy has always had to worry about water years ago she bought a tank to keep as much of the precious stuff in she needs or to wash her family's clothes twice a week and the rest of the time her children know to keep they showers short in the jordanian capital h two o. is pretty scarce. and any 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 two days a week and 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 a problem affecting the whole region competition for water between israel jordan
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and syria has become so fierce that it's turned the once mighty jordan river into a trickle well the rivers being 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 they're committed to 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 this is enough water for one million jordanians to eat true drink and to wash each year an extra dainian
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minister says israel is ignoring other parts of the agreement when it comes to. sticking to. the shield which was the. latest plan and the fifty fifty three so was given jordan a lot of water to irrigate areas in the jordan valley also to. the supplier to use for domestic supply and to see water in the upland you know for the most except like no this water has been almost diminished but the allegations have provoked fury i would belkin 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 streets he didn't say a quantity i can say very clear. that we are
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taking exactly. the amount of respect to the location during the winter. in the summer period. we didn't think even one cubic meter or more as the effects of global warming off felt more year on year disputes in this part of the middle east over water will continue to heat up. in israel and jordan. now we look at why equality isn't we all sections of society in the united states in just a short while a transsexual say that one of the country's most rejected minority groups taking that fight to the top as we report seeing all say this out one. thing coming up on our t.v. we'll show you how ancient mysticism is kept alive on the shores of lake baikal.
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first tree removal called clear cut. second exclusive plans to be in the area. where the remains are reviewed by machinery. i'm going to show. on a. brighter if you move the song from funds to these. stunts on t.v.
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dot com. the transgender community in the united states knows that it's only the land of the free you so long as you fit in the country has well used civil rights laws protecting against race religion and sex discrimination but as lauren lyster reports transsexual struggle to get the quasi. mixing glamour to the job fit for a queen i mean i was. happy beautiful claims it was. i was here to have a good time to. put all that glitters. using gold believes to go direct when someone with no harm to her you think you cared for most transgender people were necessarily more info you need in the united states. for artfully phrase.
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i mean if you're far from dandy beth glenn used to be simply glenn that some people just haven't a factor when it comes to the sort of thing though friends who have known her for decades say nothing's different now far as personality there there's no great change she 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
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work beneath this gold element 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 based . 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 with me and through this she's won the admiration of friends just marxists i mean. it's a courageous thing which is doing. fighting the state power. the support of the queen i think if a person is 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 any
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longer it's an inborn characteristic it's 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 and it doesn't change the law if it's exposed to the law that you will you you won't have something like this happen the first place. and some 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 sit there at the justice. moore and lyster are two. ok let's have a look not what else you have online. at the moment the six million dollars a russian bank manager and six of his stall stand accused of soliciting fall from their employer. credit card. losses with
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domo ready to say i do again only this time in a russian palace the details and all on news stories online right now twenty four seven i call. building the bridge to the world of spirits inhaling a living cells that's what shamans have been doing since the dawn of humanity and is an ancient tradition still lives on in russia siberia. travel to the spread so less on the shores of lake baikal. valentini gets ready for a day's work packing is things indicating is fairly good by but this is no nine to five job. i'm
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a traditional shaman for my people the body at i grew up in 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 sharman 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 of 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 shamans 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. with
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the key to the main rituals of the following every year we call on rain for our crops 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 meets of people from all over. so that he can keep ancient traditions and spirituality alive. the newer side of sherman ism includes tourism as people who visit my call region who grow more curious. yes there are interesting people here there is not only russian culture but also without culture you can also learn things about shame and culture. interest grows a word to the wise select your sharman carefully. there are huge numbers of shamans now and the majority of them i can say this because i see it not just fakes i know
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personally one shaman he used to be high ranked official and got to be some sort of a glamorous shaman after he retired he likes to wear expensive assessors and out with fashionable people there are a few shamus like this but people only go to them simply because they don't know the difference. but valentino it 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 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. led by carl siberia. pakistan's independence day celebrations have been taken down as the country struck the worst not to end its history meanwhile the un has
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confirmed at least one case of cholera in the north west. and massive aid workers the groundlings for victims in far flung. read through the bill to pakistan's prime minister says twenty million homeless they have a sixteen hundred have died. president. bomber has defended plans to build a mosque near the site of the nine eleven terror attacks in new york he's there is that a nation built on religious freedom must allow is his comments came at a white house dinner honoring the islamic holy month of ramadan but critics say it's insensitive to build a mosque near ground zero where nearly three barrels of oil dives. european far right politicians have visited a controversial memorial in take you a day before the sixty fifth anniversary of the end of the wall world war two rather in japan the kenya shrine that has drawn outrage from countries which
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suffered japanese aggression saying it all those war criminals were fouls of europeans were tortured or starved to death during the conflict the politicians insist they're honoring people who died for their country. the newly appointed head of the un's drugs and crime office is vowing to address the afghanistan narcotics threat russian official you believe the daughter of the took all the role last month is going to janice you going to crucial says it's high time the war on drugs was linked to the fight against corruption. you should note that in his new capacity you'll be leading the way of the international community he gains the narco terrorist threat that comes from afghanistan the russian voice has been mostly neglected by i said nato and international community so now it pointman russia has a unique opportunity to rid invigorated and to jumpstart the international efforts
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to build up and raise the world and where it is the one and only threat a bit really is important significant and neglected in afghanistan and that is how to combat the most when they go back to and forgotten drug threat that directly keels ten times more civilian people in afghanistan and all across the world by general petraeus has already arrived applause with his written they derated 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. well aussies trip around the ancient towns that encircle moscow continues in just a few minutes this time our heads for the millennium old fishing on the banks of
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the balkans. is a private museum funded by one of the president's this hall is called music on time featuring various musical instruments and clocks now the only one is still obsessed with bells it's the road and his private collection of over one thousand is displayed here inside the museum. in about ten minutes time but first let's get you up to date with the weekend business news. hello and welcome to business grain prices have more than doubled since the start
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of the drought in russia the hikes have been further supported by docs and the global harvest forecast 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 it announced 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 surge to more than eight dollars per bushel despite analysts saying there is no grain to go around the danger is that given we've been through two thousand and seven two thousand and eight and we saw 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
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a rapid price gains across all of these different markets so anything there are some risks that we need to be vigilant of. prices gained more support when the u.s. agriculture department reduced its global would hope forecast by two point three percent but it noted that global supplies will more than there were during the two thousand and seven two thousand the green crisis the russian green expert band has local producers looking to sure of their position in the global market over the longer term. the competition on the international food market is extremely 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. 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 seeded its position as the world's
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third largest grain exporter producers such as the us wrong. to ice domestic prices are rising despite the then russian green producers who they can retain their position in an increasingly global marketplace you need to do a business. and prices in russia i grew up to fifteen percent driven by the drought and increased amount for dairy products that's according to the cohen of one of russia's biggest. calculate the price increase mathematically fifty percent of the price of milk is comprised of the cost overall materials. by sixty percent which means prices could grow thirty percent. we have to monitor the situation because consumption is the main indicator for once it starts falling nothing will help not why we have to be very careful and the government should help of course we will see
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price hikes of ten to fifteen percent but we will try to have it under control. turn over. was not a particularly exciting day for the russian markets from either and the participating in the red all the blue chips were down between a quarter. horses bucking the trend on the r.t.s. that was not finished point two percent. telecom. head of analysis at fox club they did again explains why the stock market's trading in the red this week. as usual russian markets for the correlated with the international markets this week and the main use came from a. federal reserve which left the rate and change bots didn't show up to move them into markets saying that economic environment for him to remain very challenging that's why investors remain very cautious about the. markets
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and about. the old economy. so invest. as a share so. that's why it's all rushing markets during this week in red dragon flies red you have crossed russia this summer have spurred russians into travel frenzy also the delights of. the has more. to all regencies are reaping the benefits of summer twenty ten as russians fed up with extreme environmental conditions flee the country. spain israel and egypt have all seen record numbers of russian tourists this summer yet by your question it's absolutely unbearable in moscow because of the heat and fires so i'm taking my children to the seaside so this is an overeaters 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
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breaking across the country we had an explosion of them calls from people asking to send them away from the smaug to somewhere where it was cooler but local weekend tourists in northern destination for the most popular i leave here or there were fears of possible price hikes because of surging demand by analysts say tory agencies have maintained modest prices during the difficult situation you could do in u.s. courts or for national unity there were no speculations on weather conditions neither in moscow nor in the regions tour operators can discount office as well as last minute deals. in the past few days the smog has somewhat retreated but demand for tours to popular egypt in turkey is still extremely high the question is whether the hotel here is be able to handle russia's travel fever. business r.t. . and that's all from me in the business team here but you can always find more stories on our web site that's r t dot com slash lists.
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