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but to record a girl in southern russia thomas's doctors by surviving in scorching sun after being abandoned on the roadside in record breaking heat meanwhile the firefighters in the back two thirds of the area engulfed by fine but babble on in another medium asco. running dispute a shared water supply from the river jordan is a source of serious friction between israel and syria and jordan as shortages threaten to further damage relations between the free countries while their people suffer. the majority of transgenders in the u.s. claim of there being it discriminated against but found to babble on to sort of their rights and country. and whether you're watching from indiana or england of this is r t and we're proud
to bring you the top stories and news headlines take a look at those right now we start off with the miracle of a baby girl in southern russia who astonished doctors by surviving after being abandoned in the scorching heat wave sun. the two week old was found by the roadside and police in the rostov region are now looking for her parents because it has a story. here it's. a 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 supported by possible by having laid for hours on the ground in fifty degree heat. yet a squeak i thought it was a kitten that i looked 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
without success in 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 out there and we could have lost are. pleased with your progress the medical staff say she's demonstrating appetite. the police are now involved searching for the parents were abandoned their daughter. appeared 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. the battle fighting wildfires in russia's record heat wave seems to finally drawing the way of emergency services and. area is a blaze have been reduced by two thirds in recent days with the total number of fires down by 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 ministries is transferring extra resources reeks of massive wildfires have destroyed dozens of provincial towns and villages and killed fifty three people and along with the drought the scorching summer has cost russia a third of its wheat crop. 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 it has been
a source of dispute between them for decades and as possibly a reports it's everyday citizens who are suffering the most. see him 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 their showers short in the jordanian capital h two o. is pretty scarce so they can enter 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 terrace 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 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 goods 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 tree trunk and to wash each year an extra dainian minister says israel is ignoring other parts of the agreement when it comes to the reality is
that it is sticking to. the share which was decided on by by one of the latest plan b. fifty fifty three so it was given jordan a lot of water to irrigate areas in the jordan 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 it was one of these weighty team which negotiated with the jordanians about how water would be shared between the two countries the problem is that when you say to the street i didn't say the quantity i can say very clear. that we are taking exactly. the all amount of respect through the day is the only location during the winter.
in the summer period we didn't think even one cubic meter 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. still on the way not happy. with one members of the transsexual community in the u.s. say they suffer discrimination i don't let down by the long. the new head of the united nations office on drugs and crime has promised to address the narcotics threat in afghanistan russian official yuri daughter of took over the key role last month artie's military analyst thinks it's high time the war narcotics was linked to the fight against corruption. the russian ambassador to the united kingdom you if you don't this has just been appointed as the u.n.
drug czar so now in his new capacity he will be leading the way of the international community a games that narco terrorist threat that comes from afghanistan the russian voice has been mostly neglected by day i sassed nato and international community so now there's this pointsman russia has a unique opportunity to rid invigorated and to jumpstart the international efforts to build up and raise the world awareness about the one and only threat that really is important significant and neglected in afghanistan and that is how to combat most when the black dude and forgotten drug threat that directly killed ten times more civilian people in afghanistan and all across the world general petraeus has already a rip applause with his reinvigorated efforts against the widespread corruption in
afghanistan he's entitled our option efforts will be even more appreciated if he will also incorporate the war against corruption with the war against drugs in afghanistan. that was our military analyst to get me khrushchev and now let's take a look at what's online for you today at r t v dot com six million dollars scam washington the bank manager and several of his staff being accused of siphoning funds from their employer in the lab or credit card fraud. plus is that madonna ready to say i do again only this time in a russian palace you can find details on that and all our other news stories online right now at r.t. dot com. cut. cut cut.
while u.s. civil rights organizations report a high rate of violence against the transit gender community transsexuals are perhaps the least understood and least legally protected minority u.s. laws protect against discrimination on grounds of race religion and sex but there's no provision for gender identity in many states as lauren lyster reports transsexuals are fighting hard to gain equality. the mixing glamour to the job fit for a queen i mean i was. happy beautiful claim the it was. cool i was here to have a good time to. put all that glitters. music called police to go direct when someone with no harm to her you think you cared for most transgender people would listen to leave work and go you know in the
united states. for art for a phrase. i mean if you're far from dandy beth glenn used to be simply glenn that some people just have an air factor when it comes to the 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 u.s. 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 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 was done to me and through this she's won the admiration of friends just marxist thought it. was a courageous which is they were. fighting the state. the support of a queen i think if a person decides to change their back to actually leave who they are i do think
that that should be accepted but it doesn't pay the bills it doesn't change the law if it's exposed to the law then you what you your have something like this happened the first place. and some of the parents is a side. unemployment and discrimination are still a drag for most transgender spouse transgender people who get far from their jobs. they just have to. grit their teeth there at the end just the some. more and lister arts. and now for a look at some other stories around the world pakistan has case of the major independence day celebrations as the country suffers its worst flooding in eighteen years aid workers are scrambling to reach victims in the far flung villages as hunger into disease spread united nations has confirmed the case of cholera in the northwest increasing public health concerns the country's 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 lanes in decades several other areas have been affected the most major highways damaged the death toll in neighboring jordan has hit more than. hundred due to recent mudslides triggered by lane's. house. 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 a 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 spark to the shooting. and on a happier note meanwhile the big apple has played host to
a prediction abortion more than sixty five years c.c. in the law to hundreds of couples dotted sailor and a nurse hats to reenact an iconic kissing image from august nineteenth forty five counts of by life magazine photographer alford on star and if that wasn't enough an eight meter statue of the scene also stood in times square feet it. now returning to china 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.e. . the
world has been dissolved in recent years by what's called the chinese 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 bring some serious challenges environmental financial social and political just calls where they can handle them i'm joined now here by the vice chancellor for research and international relations at the russian foreign ministry as diplomatic academy in guinea by jennifer thank you very much again for your time thank you for inviting me to the problem well some experts say china is over hating all those that it's already over hate it what do you think i think trainers economists over and over he did 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 save the economy as a pawn in trouble furious will go down but somehow every time they manage to improve. the potential one of the chinese yuan becoming the world's. reserve currency to us to or talk to train use and ask this question that . a lot of some of them smile when they say because of course it's a long way to go as far as labor for china and some some of them already use some of them already use this currency in some cases like mongolia like laos cambodia cetera but to say that they can replace american dollar. foreseeable. future and chinese even though i'm
a buddhist they don't try to destroy dollars because they understand that they put happens the whole world economy 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 because. preoccupied with the internal 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 it depends it can only to defend 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 they are competitors america wants to be number one it tries to be number one. it's been trying to we're one from the areas and china is a challenge a challenge is growing. in the pacific japan and south korea which. the united states but they already have more trade with china than with united 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 she starts his day by hearing what is what is said in her 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 where they collide it's taiwan issue japan's media to role and there are some other issues and in addition to the field of america's not only challenge their positions in the world but they're not interested interested in the growth of the chinese economy in the musician 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 in tibet and since they don't support it but it's also american special services it's american government you've mentioned about and now the sensitive issue with fresh air on china from that 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 live. let's say the last century even thirty years ago and. i have more freedom the biggest at the same time we don't know they have supported this and those subvert the sometimes a very warlike and they cause trouble for the chinese government has no choice but to try to stop them the station 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 were strongly opposed to was china's stance on north korea is
the only official ally of china chinese porton career in the korean war in one hundred fifty fiftieth's or the last one million people and of course they treasure those relations they want to. you know to stay alive 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 chinese 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 worried like against north korea the chinese way or dealing with this issue is to at the table and try to solve issues in
a peaceful way and chinese say that america should recognize north korea as a independent country they don't have the political ation so far and america should start political and economic relations with north korea and as a result most korea will start changing and this is the basic position of china in the basic position of the purpose of both china and russia now to bring those part this again at the table and continue negotiations it's not continue talking about russia and china other two countries called for raising or rather competing today i would say that corporate and where. very much better than we corp 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 over it because our relationship based on a very solid basis first of all we have the same outlook as far as the international system we wanted to be multiple they wanted to the
multiple not controlled by the united states or the west but based on the united nations on international law and on collective decision for 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 would feel that our security can be guaranteed only if such a system is established and chinese have the same number two on most international issues most come create international issues we have similar positions it's korea it's your run it's expensive enough need it's middle east. in addition to this we did have problems left from history it's the border question and the military. engagements 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 us and at another factor which helps to improve relations and promote relations between russia and china is they can expect 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 is changing 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 threat number one through to russia in the twentieth century instead of 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 sort of number one it's awful. city switch because of coal mines some of them the whole cities and. not enough water. not enough for many of the 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 that because if they put too much emphasis on a college or the economy on this growth will go down and chinese cannot afford if the the gross is is not like it is now 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 what we're going to use everything is going to be a much china today's among the world's most unequal societies there are many poor people living in china today how is the country to do with that while this is again the very big problem they are trying now as they leave the say that. much more is on the social situation on this social differed sation. but again as i said the two have to develop their problems so for the. 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 and continue it's right i would i would say there is a big chance they can do it but nobody can be certain that will happen life is a you know struggle spoke to the collapse.