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a hotel. supporting weather holds sway over russia baby girl is found alive after being left by the roadside for hours. police at the weekend and such but the trial by the way you know record here. in this future over the liquid of the battle for water in the middle east is leaving to join from year to year. and fighting for her rights against the state look at how some of the transgender people us are to divert jobs and income because of their identity. so you're watching r.t. i'm carrie johnson welcome to the program police in southern russia trying to trace
the parents of a baby abandoned beside a road in blistering heat doctors are amazed she survived after being left in grass for several hours the temperature pushing fifty degrees. here it's. a favorite of all the stock. and she's something of a miracle after surviving the record heat wave abandoned by the roadside hospital stuff have called the baby girl c. atlanta or sonny the two we call child will sported by possible by having lead for hours on the ground in fifty degree heat. to squeak thought it was a kitten that i look closer was taken 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 similar. how a baby a little more than two weeks old and so many hours under the open sun this is what fifty degrees celsius. 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 is demonstrating an appetite. the police are now involved searching for the parents were abandoned their daughter. to go we've been to all the uncertainty hospitals but sue for new information about this unlucky and lucky child at the same time. and amber of families have already approached the local authorities asking to see it learn so here future maybe both sunny and secure.
children aren't t. . russia says while fires have not led to a rise in radiation levels on territory contaminated by the chernobyl nuclear disaster in one thousand nine hundred six there were concerns places in the region could raise radioactive particles into the air and spread them towards populated areas. legend says ministry dismissed reports of increased radiation levels saying all vocalized fires had been quickly extinguished record breaking heat in central russia in the past few weeks triggered massive wildfires that destroyed hundreds of homes and killed more than fifty people forty's and i report a steady progress for the. the middle east is a hotbed of conflict over many issues but it's water where things really boil the jordan river has become a bone of contention between israel jordan and syria and while governments dispute control of sacred parts it's the people who suffer expense. 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 a shower is short in the jordanian capital h two o. is pretty scarce. and the 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 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 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 tra 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 that it is sticking to. this year which was decided by.
latest plan and the fifty fifty three so was given jordan a lot of water to irrigate areas in the jordan valley and 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 these really team which negotiated with the jordanians about how water would be shade between the two countries the problem is that when you say to the streets it didn't say. 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. with even one more as the effects of global warming off felt more.
disputes in this part of the middle east over water will continue to heat up. in israel and jordan well so on the way in a program an identity a transgender woman goes through far and want to retain her rights to the living. and. we'll show you how. to live on the shores of lake baikal. discovery. communicate with. and become free
to. see what nature can give you. first create a removal called clear cut. explosives are used to. herd. machinery. on a farm. a u.s. transsexual employee has won a bet to three to be reinstated. government glenn was fired after decided to become a woman despite civil rights laws to protect against race religion and sex discrimination transgender people looking for the same rights and often find
themselves out of luck on the story poles. blitzing glamour. a job fit for a queen i mean nothing was happy beautiful claimed it was. i was here to have a good time to. put all that glitters. music called blue good grief when someone with no warning for you think you cared for most transgender people were necessarily work until you needed in the united states. for art for a phrase. i mean if you're far from dandy beth glenn used to be simply glenn beck some people just haven't a factor in occurrence of the sort of thing though friends who have known her for decades say nothing's different now as far as personality there's no create 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 the boss just summoned her to his office and said is it true that you have decided that you're going for sure that you're going to be transitioning and i want to tell them yes he said well that can't happen appropriately in this workplace and this workplace of all places was the institution that is supposed to protect freedoms and liberties i couldn't believe that especially a government organization would do that it was bandied about glenn's dream job to work beneath this gold 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 on 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 with me and through this she's won the admiration of friends smart is funny. it's a courageous thing which is they're. fighting the state power. the support of a queen i think if a person decides 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 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 account 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 there are the justice. moore and lyster are two. in the ancient times a shaman was a spiritual leader of any trauma from favorable weather and a good harvest to healing and lodges they were in charge of almost all aspects of life but even in the modern world their role cannot be underestimated sean thomas travelled to siberia to meet one of. valentini gets ready for a day's work packing is things and kissing his family goodbye 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 but. in siberia along the shores of lake baikal the powers of the sherman who channel and influence the spirits of good and evil are still respected by those who live here. i think they do trust them because many turn for help to shamans in some critical points of their lifes a person always wants to have hope and so they pray regardless of their confession a christian a buddhist i just know that people do go to shamans. it is believed that sherman's act as an intermediary between the human and natural and spiritual worlds and shamans 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 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 with people from all over so that he can keep ancient traditions and spirituality alive. the newer side to sherman isn't includes tourism as people who visit by call region and grow more curious. yes there are interesting people here there is not only russian culture but also without culture and you can also learn things about shame and contact with. 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 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 assessor and out with fashionable people there are a few shamans like this that people only go to them simply because they don't know the difference. but one teammate claims his bloodline is rich with true sharman heritage a tradition he plans to continue with the with the. we respect our history and culture traditions and customs worship the holy fire our great ancestors the gods of the sky the earth sun the new moon worship the creator of the universe mother nature we preach living in harmony with self and with nature. providing a service for those who believe john thomas r. t. led by karl siberia. now to some other international news this hour pakistan's president has cancelled independence day celebrations of the country suffers its worst flooding in eighty years. i think it is worse today.
rescuers are struggling to get aid to millions of people as there is a shortage of assistance funding the disaster has claimed sixteen hundred lives. brack obama has supported controversial plans to build a mosque in the site of the two thousand and one terror attacks in walk us president says the right to practice their religion and build a place of worship in the society. he made the announcement at a dinner white house is that nick prevented a critic suppose the plans to build a thirteen story mosque is that except a blocks away from ground zero site some three thousand people died. in northwestern china a wave of landslides has left at least twenty four people dead and dozens more missing devastation caused by torrential rains in the region and killed more than eleven hundred people entire villages have been washed away and sources of drinking
water polluted shortages will cost to say more downpours are expected. but you can always check out the stories we're covering on our website it's a hearty don't call it a diet it's a taste of what's online right now two russian commanders are to be given marching orders footage of a mass approving their regiments return to the web. and the psychic stock market is thriving in italy best place in the fortunes in the hands of some readers who could have bigger returns. had to r.t. don't. the un has a new weapon in the fight against drugs and crime. the former russian ambassador to the u.k. will be trying to raise awareness of the threat posed by drug production afghanistan a danger critics say the international forces in the country so far failed to deal
with artie's military analyst you're going to who shelf thinks it's time for the war on drugs to be linked to the fight against corruption in afghanistan. the russian ambassador to the united kingdom you 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 of the russian boys has been mostly neglected by day i sassed nato an international community so now with this point when 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 blacktip 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. now the later modern engines continues his tour around the ancients towns. this time he heads to a city prepared to celebrate its millennium seeks for a future in the baking sun the sun and its museums. face is a private museum funded by one of the presidents this hall is called music on time featuring various musical instruments and clocks now the island is obsessed with its number and his private collection of over one thousand is displayed here inside
the museum. yes more from art and in ten minutes here first though it's the weekend edition of the business news with korea. 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 docs in the global harvest for cost but despite a temporary ban on grain export local producers are seeking to retain their presence in the international market that it all 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 denounced a temporary ban on green experts from august fifteenth to december first to shoot domestic consumers from price hikes but then cost global grain prices just search to more than eight dollars per bushel despite analysts saying there is no grain to go around the danger is that given we have been through two thousand and seven two thousand and eight and we saw 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 rapid price gains across all of these different markets. anything there are some risks that we need to be vigilant of. prizes 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 they were during the two thousand and seven two thousand the grain prices the russian green expert band has local producers looking to shore up their position in the global market over the longer term. the competition on the international food market is extremely 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 you will have a good harvest and we will return to the international market we will manage to return competitive prices. russia has already see the disposition as the world's third largest grain exporter with the producers such as the wrong. grid to keep it to ice with domestic prices rising despite the ben russian green producers who they can retain their position in an increasingly global marketplace you need to do
a business. prices in russia may grow up to fifteen percent driven by the drought an increased amount for dairy products that's according to the cohen of one of russia's biggest. we can calculate the price increase mathematically fifty percent of the price of milk is comprised over all materials that is increased by sixty percent which means prices could grow thirty percent from a factor we have to monitor the situation because consumption is the 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 hold on to our turnover. was not a particularly exciting day for the russian markets the markets and the participating safe in the red all the blue chips were down between
a quarter. horses bucking the trend on the r.t.s. that was not a finished off 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 or have a correlated with the international markets this week and the main news came from the. federal reserve are. the rate unchanged didn't much optimism into markets saying that economic environment from. very challenging that's why investors remain very cautious about their bond to off markets and about other vonta of the old economy. so investors still has a share so. that's why it's all rushing markets during this week you know read the drought and fires raging across russia this summer have spurred
russians into travel frenzy all to the delight of tory agencies so i think law has more. to 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 yeah. 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 overreach is have not only bounced back from the recession but also made significant gains of up to twenty percent local tourism is also enjoying an unprecedented demand. that when the fires began breaking across the country we had an explosion of phone calls from people asking to send them away from the smoke to somewhere where it was cooler than the local weekend tourists in northern destination is the most popular. there were fears of possible price hikes
because of surging demand but analysts say tour agencies have maintained modest prices during the difficult situation you could do when you ask yourself and. there were new speculations on weather conditions nightly in moscow nor in the regions tour operators kept at. contra fizzes while his last minute deals. in the past few days the small has somewhat retreated but demand for tours to popular egypt in turkey is still extremely high the question is whether the hotel yet is be able to handle russia's travel fever. business on t.v. . and that's all from in the business but you can always find most stories on our website at.