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hospital after being discarded in the scorching sun in southern russia. the heat wave clinging is to the country but firefighters say they are slowly beating the blazes we've got the latest tonight. tempers rises water levels drop middle east nations accuse each other of draining the river jordan forcing families to live their vital supplies. and keeping the mysticism alive with a semblance of enchant shaman is upholding the tradition in the modern world on the banks of siberians lake baikal. welcome it's ten pm sunday night here in moscow you're watching the r.t. news channel with me kevin and the top story
a baby girl in southern russia has stunned doctors by surviving after being abandoned in the blistering heat waves glaring sun the two week old was discovered on a roadside and police in the rust off region and they're looking for a parents that is a country to grow cho has got the story tonight. here it's. our start the favorite of all the stars. 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 and then i looked closer and was taken aback it was a crying child my husband and i were shocked how could somebody abundant a child like this. the couple spent hours trying to track down the girl's parents
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 does to grow us. doctors say the child was badly dehydrated and was lucky to escape the attention of insects and stray dogs where you show but only the situation was critical a little more time and we could have lost are you 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. r t. a
bit more good news over the most officials say the steady progress is being made to win the firefighting effort after weeks of ferocious wildfires across western and central russia the area covered has reduced by two thirds and the number of fires is now. by half over the past six days total one hundred sixty thousand people or more than twenty five thousand appliances have been involved in tackling the flames fires have been completely extinguished in fourteen regions in central russia but nonetheless things do remain tense in the other five affected areas including a moscow region with emergencies ministry's 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 bit more. three middle east countries are heading into more troubled waters this time over the rapidly draining supplies from the river
jordan it is the major water source for israel jordan and syria but has been a bone of contention between for decades and as artie's paullus leader found out now it's every day citizens who are facing shortages. 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 or to wash her family's clothes twice a week and the rest of the time her children know to keep a shower is short in the jordanian capital h two o. is pretty scarce. and 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 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 as typical of a conflict situation israel wants to declare the lower part of the jordan river off limits to pull grimm's 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 tree drink and to wash each year an extra dainian
minister says israel is ignoring other parts of the agreement when it comes to. sticking to. the shield which was this. neuters 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 street i didn't say. a quantity i can say very clear. that we are taking exactly
the amount of respect to the location during the winter. in the summer period we didn't take even one cubic meter or 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 heat up. r.t. in israel and jordan. and ahead tonight we look at why equality isn't reaching all sections of society in the united states transsexuals there say this very hour one of the country's most rejected minority groups taking their fight to the toll as we report said tonight. first create a removal called clear cut. second explosives are used to blast to go deeper than the jurors. heard the remains are reviewed by machinery.
finally on board soil is deposited in vallecito. on a farm. if . so which brightened if you move the song from funds to these. stocks on t.v. dot com. this is artsy for moscow the transgender community in the united states knows that it's so leave the land of the free so long as you fit in the country of course as well used civil rights laws protecting race religion and sex discrimination but as artie's
laura list of found that transsexuals struggle to get that same quality. the missing glamour to the job fit for a queen i love her was happy beautiful claimed 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 should feel sorry for most transgender people with disabilities work until you're not in the united states. for artfully phrase. i mean if you're far from dandy beth glenn used to be simply glenn and some people just haven't a factor in accounts of this sort of thing though friends who have known her for decades say nothing's different now as 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 this very 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 dome at the 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 the stomach and through this she's won the admiration of friends smart. courageous which is doing. fighting the state power. for the support of a queen i think if a person decides to change their right to actually complete who they are i do think that that should be even better and now she's fighting the state and not her gender any 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 for medicare 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 someone 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 their opinions us. more and lyster are too. young to get involved the story tell us what you think don't cause a chance by all the stories you see on this channel to have your say on our home page or to the discussion but you see by every story also online tonight the six million dollar scam the russian bank manager and six city star stand accused of siphoning funds from their employer in the number of credit card fraud you can find out more about tonight also this saturday we asked is moved on ready to say i do again only this time when a russian publice we've got the story on our website dot com.
he says asian time shamans have helped people's souls and have connected them with the natural world's many can still be found indeed in russia's siberia and it is more than the locals who are seeking spiritual salvation to see sean thomas has been to meet those bringing mysticism to the modern world on the shores of lake baikal. 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 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 shame insists on critical points of their life's 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. the key to the main rituals are 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 in particular is very spiritual for the shaman and valentijn comes here and meets of people from all over so that he can keep traditions and spirituality alive what a newer side to sherman ism includes tourism as people who visit my call region and grow more curious. that yes there are interesting people here there is not only russian culture but also without culture and you can also learn things about shaman culture. 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 high ranked official and got to be some sort of a glamorous shaman after he retired he likes to wear expensive assess him out with fashionable people there are a few saying it's like this but people only go today i'm simply because they don't
know the difference. but rylan team 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. lead by carl siberia. five top stories in brief with pakistan's independence day celebration. of the country struggles against the worst natural disaster in its history meanwhile the un has confirmed at least one case of cholera now in the northwest as a result of the massive flooding aid workers are scrambling to reach victims in far flung villages as hunger and disease is going to spread through the region his part
pakistan's prime minister says twenty million people are now homeless and over sixteen hundred have died. president obama has defended plans to build a mosque near the site of the nine eleven terror attacks in new york he says that our nation built on religious freedom must allow it is comments came at a white house dinner honoring the islamic holy month of ramadan critics say it's insensitive to build a mosque near ground zero where nearly three thousand people died. staying in the usa shooting outside a restaurant in the city of buffalo new york is left for bed. several others with this is say there was a fight at a pretty wedding party that was then spilled over the story so far the police say they don't know who carried out the shooting or exactly why. problems in portugal wildfires this sprawling across the country threatening homes and stretching emergency services to the limit at least one hundred thousand people a. major fires in the north were strong winds were also played this year so far
arrested fifteen people in suspicion of arson become trees president's canceled his vacation to visit the command center tonight in the situation. european politicians have visited a controversial tokyo memorial ahead of the sixty fifth anniversary of the end of world war two in japan the yes. has drawn outrage from countries which suffered japanese aggression saying it often is war criminals thousands of prisoners were tortured or starved to death through the conflict but the politicians insist their own are in people of the country. the newly appointed head of the un's drugs crime office is vowing to address the afghanistan narcotics threat russian official uni for don't talk about the role last month and the military analysts are going to says it's high time the war on drugs was linked to the fight against corruption. the russian ambassador to the united kingdom you should note that 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 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 invigoration and to jumpstart the international efforts to build up and raise the world and where it is about the one and only threat that 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 keels ten times more civilian people in afghanistan and all across the world general petraeus has already arrived applause with his written vigor rated effort
against the widespread corruption in afghanistan he's entitled her option efforts will be even more appreciated if he will also incorporate the war against corruption we have the war against drugs in afghanistan. his military defense correspondent is going to show off their trip around the ancient times the so-called moscow continues in a few minutes you know quarter already today tonight martin andrews heads for a millennium old city on the banks of the volga. this is a private museum funded by one of president this hall is called music and time featuring various musical instruments and clocks now the only one. with bells it's the road and his private collection of over one thousand is displayed here inside the museum.
it's marching off in his travels about ten minutes after the weekend business for you. hello and welcome to business grain prices have more than doubled since the start of the drought in russia the hikes have been further supported by over docs in the global harvest for cost but despite the 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 as demeter of the two thousand and ten green how 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 when prices precede rises in other prices of commodities the danger is that financial markets start to anticipate price growth in 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 google 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 green 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 third largest grain exporter producers such as the us france and routed to keep its allies with domestic prices rising despite the then russian green producers who they can retain their position in an increasingly global marketplace he led me to a business archie. prices in russia i grew up to fifteen percent driven by the drought and increased amount for dairy products that's according to the cowen of
one of russia's biggest. calculate the price increase mathematically fifty percent of the price of milk is comprised of the cost of raw materials. by sixty percent which means prices could grow thirty percent from a factor we have to monitor the situation because consumption is the mean 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 turn over. particularly exciting day for the russian markets the markets and the participating in the red all the blue chips were down between a quarter. bucking the trend on the r.t.s. that was not finished point two percent. telecom. head of analysis at forex club again explains why the stock market's trading in the
red this week. as usual russian markets for the correlated to the international markets this week and the main news came from a. federal reserve which left the rate and change bots didn't show up to meet them into markets saying that economic environment for him to remain very challenging that's why investors remain very cautious about their. markets and about. the old economy. so they invest. as a share so. that's why it's all rushing markets during this week you know read the dragonflies read you have crossed russia this summer have spurred russians into travel frenzy all to the delight of. toll 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 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 raging across the country we had an explosion of phone calls from people asking to send them away from the smaug to somewhere where it was cooler but local weekend tourists to northern destination for the most popular i live here there were fears of possible price hikes because of surging demand by analysts a tory agencies have maintained modest prices during the difficult situation you could do when you ask yourself the 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 and turkey is still extremely high the question is whether the hotel year is be able to handle russia's travel fever. business r.t. . that's all from in the business day here but you can always find more stories at our website that's not a dot com slash lists.