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baby girl in southern russia astonishes doctors by surviving in scorching sun up to being abandoned on the roadside in record breaking heat meanwhile firefighters wind back two thirds of the area in the gulf by wildfire but bad along in other areas including. running dispute a shared water supply from the river jordan is the source of serious friction between israel syria and jordan jordan threatened to further damage relations between the two while the. the majority of transgenders in the us claim they are being discriminated against but about the battle on to assert their rights in the country. and greetings of from moscow where it is six o'clock in the morning this is r t and
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we're so glad to have you with us right now let's look at our top stories we start off with the miracle story of a baby girl in southern russia who was astonished to doctors by a surviving after being abandoned in the scorching heat wave sun the two week old was found by the roadside and police in the last of region are now looking for her parents because. the story. here it's. a favorite of all the stocks. and she's something of a miracle after surviving the record heatwave abandoned by the roadside hospital stuff have called the baby girl c. atlanta or sonny the two we call child will sported by possible by having laid for hours on the ground in fifty degree heat. yet a squeak it was a kitten that i looked closer and was taken aback it was a crying child. my husband i was shocked how could somebody abundant a child like this. the couple spend hours trying to track down the girl's parents
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without success it's a miracle how a baby a little more than two weeks old so many hours until the open sun this is what fifty degrees celsius the grass. doc to see the child was badly dehydrated and was lucky to escape the attention of insects and stray dogs when you say but i mean this issue ation was critical a little more time out there and we could have lost a bit of. peace with your progress the medical staff say she is demonstrating an appetite. the police are now involved searching for the parents band and the daughter. to go move into oldham uncertainty hospitals but sue for no information about this unlucky and lucky child of the same time. and amber of families have already approached the local authorities asking to adopt cyclone so here future
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maybe both sunny and secure. aren't t. . the battle fighting wildfires in russia's record heat wave seems to be finally turning the way of the emergency services areas a blaze have been reduced by two thirds in recent days with the total number of fires down by a half almost one hundred seventy thousand people including volunteers are tackling the flames with fires put out in fourteen regions but the battle goes on in other areas including the moscow region where the emergency ministry is transferring extra resources weeks of massive wildfires have destroyed dozens of provincial towns and villages and killed fifty three people and along with the drought the sporting summer rush of heard of it from. three middle eastern countries are heading for deeper troubled waters over the river jordan rapidly dwindling supply it's the major water source for israel jordan and syria but has been
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a dispute between them for decades and as policy or reports its everyday citizens who are suffering the most. see home for curry 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 a shower is short in the jordanian capital h two o. is pretty scarce. and i'm not thinking big families usually buy water tanks so we're going to 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
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the competition every country has tried to block off whatever it can before it reaches the international shared part 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 britons who believe this is where jesus christ was baptized by john the baptist pollution and so which 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 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 day in minister says israel is ignoring other parts of the agreement when it comes to the reality is
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that it is sticking to. the share which was decided by. the fifty fifty three so it was given jordan a lot of water to irrigate. also to. the supplier to use for the most exotic and to sea water and you know for the most exemplary you know this water has been almost diminished but the allegations have provoked fury eric 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. quantity i can say very clear. that we are taking exactly the oh my old respect through this is the only location during the winter. in the summer
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period we didn't think 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 he tapped. in israel and jordan still on the way not happy we look at why the sexual community us say they suffer discrimination but down by the law. the new head of the united nations office on drugs and crime has promised to address the narcotics threat in afghanistan russian official for a daughter of took over the key role last month artie's military analyst thinks it's high time the war on your kardex was linked to the fight against corruption. the russian ambassador to the united kingdom you should know that this has just been appointed as the u.n.
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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 said nato and international community so now we have this point when russia has a unique opportunity to retain vigor rate and to jumpstart the international efforts to build up and raise the world and where it is above 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 keels 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 entitled her option efforts
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will be even more appreciated if he will also incorporate the war against corruption we have the war against drugs in afghanistan. that was our military analyst he is going to khrushchev and now let's take a look at what. the six million dollars russian bank manager and several of his staff have been accused of siphoning funds from their employer in an elaborate credit card fraud. is ready to say i do again only this time in the russian palace you can find the details on that other news story.
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while u.s. civil rights organizations report a high rate of violence against the transgender community. perhaps the least understood and least legally protected minority u.s. laws protect against discrimination on grounds of race religion and the sex but there's no provision for gender identity in many states as lauren lyster reports transsexuals are fighting hard to gain equality. blitzing glamour to the job fit for a queen i mean i was. happy beautiful claimed it was. i was here to have a good time to. put all that glitters. is in called police for good grief when someone with no warning for you to feel the need for most transgender people for them to believe in the unit in the united
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states. is for art for a phrase. i mean if you're far from dandy beth glenn used to be simply glenn and some people just haven't ever 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'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 her boss just summoned her to his office and said is it true that you have decided that you're going to 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
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believe that especially a government organization would do that it was bandied about glenn's dream job to work beneath this goal development 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 the civil liberties group she is able to sue its own american for people to do what was done to me and through this she's won the admiration of friends just marxist thought a. courageous thing which is they were. fighting the state power. for the support of a queen i think if a person decides to change their back to actually leave who they are i do think
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that it should be even better but it doesn't pay the bills it doesn't change the law if it's explicit the law that you would you you won't have something like this happen the first place. and some of parents is a size zero zero 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 so there are things us that's. more and lyster our t.v.'s. and now for some other stories around the world pakistan has cancelled a major independence day celebrations as the country suffers its worst flooding in eighty years aid workers are scrambling to reach victims in far flung villages as hunger and disease spread the united nations has confirmed a case of cholera in the northwest increasing public health concerns the country's
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prime minister says twenty million people are now homeless and around fifteen hundred have died. at least eleven people have died and over sixty are missing in devastating floods and landslides in south china's sichuan province a further twenty thousand have fled their homes as the country endures the worst in rains in decades several other areas have been affected with major highways damaged the dead. toll in neighboring joel choose which has hit more than twelve hundred due to recent mudslides triggered by the rains. a shooting outside a restaurant in the city of buffalo in new york state has left four dead and several injured witnesses say the victims were leaving the party when the gunfire erupted one man has been detained by police but they've not confirmed he was connected to the incident investigators are examining reports that an argument at the bar might have sparked the shooting. on
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a happier note in new york the big happel has played host to a creative celebration marking sixty five years since the end of world war two hundreds of couples donned a sailor and nurse hats to reenact an iconic image from august nineteenth forty five by life magazine photographer alfred that. if that was enough and either statue of the sea also stood in times square today. and returning to china now our interview which examines the country's place on the world stage with a senior figure from russia's diplomatic academy that's coming up next right here on r.t. . the
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world has been dazzled in recent years by what's called the china's economic miracle just days ago beijing claimed it had overtaken japan to become the world's second largest economy after the u.s. but overwhelming growth brings some serious challenges environmental financial social and political discourse where they're going to handle them i'm joined now here by the vice chancellor for research and international relations at the russian foreign ministry is diplomatic academy in guinea by jennifer thank you very much of getting for your time thank you for inviting me to the problem well some experts
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say china is over hating all those that it's already overheated what do you think i think traders economists over and over hidden all the time because they have for a disproportionate. sectors of the economy which grow very fast for example in the street the same time the don't have enough resources how dangerous is that for the economy when you started reforms experts in russia or in other countries are used to so because. of the color will be in trouble furious it will go down but somehow every time they manage to pull. the potential one of the chinese yuan becoming the world's i'll turn it to you. reserve currency to yes to or talk to train use and this question the law of some of them smile when they say because of course it's a long way to go as far as labor of china are concerned some of them already use some of them already use this currency in some cases like mongolia like laos
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cambodia cetera but to say that they can replace american dollar. foreseeable. future and chinese even don't aim to do this they don't try to destroy dollars because then the standard put happens the whole world economy will will go to pieces how big is china's role in global politics today and what are the major political challenges the country is now facing china is a permanent member of the u.n. security council and china is one of the greatest economy in the congress in the world china has a very active foreign policy and as a result china plays a very important role in the world and no i wouldn't say you have you can find even one problem in the world which can be sold with the without participation of china and i stress the chinese role in most cases very positive they try to bring peace and stability in the world they need it because the preoccupied with the internal
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problems with their internal development and they need peaceful environment let's not talk about china's relations with another superpower america how they develop and at the moment well you know china had a leader who used to say about soviet american relations soviet union and the united states the two superpowers collude and polite they try to work together with the same time they do have problems so i would describe it in the same way now relations between china and the united states they depend on each other they understand it very well they depend the konami to their friend politically both countries understand that every issue in the world has to be handled. on the basis of cooperation between them but but the same time there. competitive america wants to be number one it tries to be number one it's been trying to one from the us and china is a challenge the challenge is growing asia and the pacific japan and south korea which of the united states but they already have more trade with china than with
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the night states recently i talked to one diplomat from thailand in moscow and i said to him what is china's role in your foreign policy and he said you know our prime minister he used to start his day by reading the new york times now he starts his day by hearing what is what is said in a miserable in the chinese newspaper china is becoming more important for many countries to become more important more dangerous. it will it becomes more important and more dangerous china doesn't want to be in the american. interest and on many issues and they do have issues home where they collide it's taiwan issue japan and smear to roll and there are some other issues and in addition to the field of americans not only challenge their positions in the world but they're not interested interested in the growth of the chinese economy in the modernization of
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china and they suspect that americans interfere with internal affairs which we have the bit we have the issues of we have other problems inside china and chinese feel that americans are behind it as they say it's not only hollywood actors who support people into bed and support it's but it's also american special services it's american government. and now the sensitive issue with fresh air on china from its actual community is there any way we see that. if you talk about international community you talk mostly about the west russia is not part of the west we don't put any pressure on china on this issue a bit is a part of china has been with china for centuries and to britain they live ten times better than used to. if you listen let's say the last century even thirty years ago and they have more freedom the biggest at the same time we don't know they have supported this and those subvert is sometimes a very warlike and they cause trouble for the chinese government has no choice but
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to try to stop them this tradition on the korean peninsula is hotting up just a while ago the yassin south korea had joint military exercises in the pacific something north korea was strongly opposed to was china's tense on north korea is the only official ally of china chinese porton career in the korean war imagine fifty fiftieth's or the last one million people and of course they treasure those relations they want to. you know to stay allies of north korea at the same time they do understand that north korean economy doesn't work well they encourage north koreans to promote reforms to make the economy more market oriented they try to encourage north korea to be more open to the world and they're very much against north korea having nuclear weapons but they do say cheney's that the reason most korea wants to have nuclear weapons is because america doesn't profit most most korea puts pressure on north korea and the bush for example was very warlike
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against north korea the chinese way or dealing with this issue is to see to the table and try to solve the issues in a peaceful way and chain you say that america should recognize most career as an. independent country they don't have diplomatic relations so far and america should start political economic relations with north korea and as a result most korea will start to change and this is the basic position of china in the basic position of the purpose of both china and russia no to bring those part this again at the table and continue negotiations it's not continue talking about russia and china other two countries culprits. or rather complete i would say that where corporations and where very much better than we corporation ever before even when they were elyse in a few million years we didn't have such a corporation as we have now and i think oh it's because our relationship based on
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the very solid basis first of all we we have the same outlook as far as the international system and so we wanted to be multiple they wanted to be a multiple of not controlled by the united states or the west but based on the united nations on international law and on collective decision from all countries of the world and it's very important this all to look at the world because it's the security of the country that's the way we feel but feel that our security can be guaranteed only if such a system is established and chinese have the same plane as number two on most international issues most come create international issues we have similar positions it's korea it's your run it's expansion of nato it's middle east. in addition to this we did have problems from history it's the border question and
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the military. gauge mintz near the border i mean. troops on the both sides all this issues were solved another factor is that we don't have ideological differences which existed in the soviet times as i said we were allies but then because of their ideological differences and geopolitical differences and the board they should cetera et cetera we became less at another factor which helps to improve relations and to promote relations between russia and china is they cannot expect that we have economic dependence some people in russia say that china is growing too fast and it's becoming stronger than russia so the balance of power exchange in the chinese favor so china. can become a threat but i replied to those people that back in the beginning of the twentieth century there were people in russia quite a few by the way politicians journalists writers who used to say that china is going to be spread number one through to russia in the twentieth century instead of
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this we did have two wars against our christian brothers in the west and we didn't fight chinese we didn't have a world war with china that big war china's impressive economic growth has that to environmental concerns has a country dealing with it and is a table today with them a call what you call threat in china i would even say it's maybe a threat number one it's awful. cities which because of coal mines under their seats and. not enough water. not enough. many other things which are available to them normal developed countries so it's extremely difficult issue and i don't know how the chinese are going to cope with it because if they put too much emphasis on a college or the economy is gross will go down and chinese cannot afford if the the
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gross is is not like it is now then unemployment will go up dramatically and it's already very very large in china and other social problems will. pile up so it's a big issue and i don't know if anybody has a positive answer to that saying that well in twenty years everything's going to be over much china today is among the world's most unequal societies there are many poor people living in china today how is the country doing with that while this is again the very big problem they're trying to lead the say that we should put much emphasis on the social situation on this social differed sation. but the. again as i said they do have to develop their problems so. it's also the least it's very difficult situation we can see china is now facing many challenges so we'll be able to deal with them.


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