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i. a baby girl is found alive after being left by the roadside for hours. but how much you know. fighting for her rights against the state how some transgender people in the u.s. are denied jobs and income because of their identity. dispute over the could of life the battle for water in the middle east is leaving the river jordan diminished from year to year.
you're watching on t.v. we're live from moscow welcome to the program police in southern russia are trying to trace the parents of a baby abandoned beside a road in blistering heat doctors are amazed she survived also being left in grass for several hours the temperature pushing fifty degrees. over reports. you know it's going to be. 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 possibly having laid for hours on the ground in fifty degree heat. i heard a scream and thought it was a kitten then i looked closer and was taken aback of it was a crying child to 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 it's america how a baby a little more than two weeks old got spanked so many hours under the open sun this is what fifty degrees celsius dust of grass. doctors see the child was badly dehydrated and was lucky to escape the attention of insects and stray dogs well you sure but i mean the situation was critical a little more time and we could have lost. pleased with your progress the medical staff say she's demonstrating an appetite. the police are now involved searching for the parents their daughter. you have been to all the uncertainty hospitals but sue for new information about this unlucky and lucky child of the same time. and amber of families have already approached the local authorities asking to adults
atlanta so here future maybe both sunny and secure. children aren't t. . russia says wildfires have not led to a rise in radiation levels on territory contaminated by the chernobyl nuclear disaster in one thousand nine hundred six earlier there were concerns places in the region could raise radioactive particles into the air and spread them towards populated areas had a vacancy ministry dismissed reports of increased radiation levels saying all localized fires had been quickly extinguished the 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 he's courting steady progress for fighting efforts. for us a transsexual employee has one bitter three year battle to be reinstated to her job in the government glenn was fired after he decided to become
a woman despite civil rights laws to protect against race religion and sex discrimination transgender people looking for the same rights often find themselves out of luck ortiz to reports. missing glamour to the job fit for a queen i mean i was. happy beautiful claims the earth. was here to have a good time with. it all that glitters. music called police to go direct when someone with no warning for you to feel sorry for most transgender people were nothing really works until you know in the united states. for art for a phrase. and then if you're far from dandy beth glenn used to be simply glenn that some people just have an air factor in accounts of the sort of thing
though friends who have known her for decades say nothing's different now 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 or the 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 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 just marxist thought a. courageous thing which is they were. fighting the state power. the support of the queen i think if a person is trying to change their back to actually complete who they are i do think that they should be exempt 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 would you you'll have something like this happen the first place. and some of the parents is aside. unemployment and discrimination are still a drag for most transgender most transgender people who get fired from their jobs. their deceptive. grit their teeth their the justice. moore and lyster are to. most on the way in the program the water that is in the middle east countries like h two o. and training with jordan it's once one hundred flow into a shadow stream. coming up on our t.v. we'll show you how ancient mysticism is kept alive on the shores of lake baikal. yes that and more on this short break don't go away.
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legal on all. the middle east is a hotbed of conflict over many issues but its water way of reaching boiling point me in jordan river has become a bone of contention between israel jordan and syria while governments dispute control of sacred parts is the people who suffer there explains. 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 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 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 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 minister says israel is ignoring other parts of the agreement when it comes to. sticking to. the shield which was the. latest plan i'm a member of fifty fifty three so was giving 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 it didn't say. quantity i can say very clear. that we are taking exactly the amount of respect to the is the location during the winter. in the summer period. we think even one cubic meter 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. the r.t. in israel and jordan. from a favorable weather good harvest to healing and the marriages and agent times shamans were in charge of aspects of life but in the modern world their role cannot be underestimated either sean thomas travelled to siberia to meet. valentini gets ready for a day's work packing as things indicating is fairly good by but this is no nine to
five job. i'm 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 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 lives 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. is
there with you that 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 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 what a newer side is sharman isn't includes tourism as people who visit by call region and grow more curious. yes there are interesting people here and it's 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 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 shame is like this but people only go today i'm simply because they don't know the difference. the dryland 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 and 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 sean thomas r. t. led by carl siberia. international news this hour but he stands president has
cancelled independence day celebrations as the country suffers its worst flooding in eight years. spent saturday getting worst affected areas rescuers are struggling to get a variance of people with a shortage of the u.n. says at least one case of cholera has been confirmed in the country the disaster so far more than sixteen her. lives. broke obama has supported the controversial plans to build a mosque near the site of the two thousand and one terror attacks in new york and u.s. president says muslims have the right to practice their religion and build a place of worship on the site in manhattan made the announcement at a dinner in the white house in honor of the islamic holy month of ramadan many critics oppose the plans to build a thirteen story mosque and islamic center just blocks away from the ground zero site where some three thousand people died. in northwestern china wave of landslides has left at least twenty four people dead and dozens more are
missing the devastation caused by torrential rains in the region has so far killed more than eleven hundred people entire villages have been washed away sources of drinking water polluted causing shortages forecasters say more downpours are expected over the next three things. you can always check out the stories we're covering on our website or to call to look at what's online right now two russian commanders are to be given their marching orders after footage of a mass brew when their regiments was leaked onto the web. and the psychic stock market is thriving in italy investors are placing their fortunes in the hands of probably disappointing for bigger returns from all to r.t. dot com. the un has a new weapon in the fight against drugs and crime you don't of the former russian
ambassador to the u.k. will be trying to raise awareness of the threat posed by drug production in afghanistan the danger critics say the international forces in the country have so far failed to deal with ortiz military analysts who shelf thinks it's time for the war on drugs to be linked to the fight against corruption. in his new capacity will be leading the way of the internet. no community a games that narco terrorist threat that comes from afghanistan of the russian boys has been mostly neglected by day i sassed nato and international community so now with this appointment russia has a unique opportunity to rid invigorated and to jumpstart the international efforts to build up and raise world awareness about the one and only threat that really is important significant and neglected in afghanistan and that is how to combat mostly neglected 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. the later on martin entries continues his tall around the ancient towns which encircled moscow this time he heads to a city preparing to celebrate its millennium seeks refuge from baking sun the sun and its museums. this is a private museum funded by one of the presidents this hall is called music featuring various musical instruments books now is obsessed with bells it's the road of his private collection of over one thousand is displayed here inside the
museum. more from martin in ten minutes here out first though it's the business news with corinne. hello and welcome to business grain prices of more than doubled since the start of the drought and the hikes have been further supported bob reduction in the global harvest full cost but despite a temporary ban on grain export local producers are seeking to retain their presence in the international market and 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 he denounced a temporary ban on green exports from august fifteenth to december first to shoot domestic consumers from price hikes but the ben 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 have been through two thousand and seven two thousand and eight and we saw prices per se it rise. as in other prices of commodities the danger is that financial markets start to anticipate price price and 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 and i say 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 move more than they were during the two thousand and seven two thousand the green crisis 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 grain anyway we need to continue talks with those countries we need to think about 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 seated its position as the world's third largest grain exporter producer such as the us france and. to ice domestic prices rising despite the ben russian green producers who they can retain their position in an increasingly global marketplace he led to
a business. prices in russia may grow up to fifteen percent this year driven by the drought and increased demand for dairy products that's according to the cowen of one of russia's biggest and produces. we can calculate the price increase mathematically fifty percent of the price of milk is comprised of the cost of raw materials that is increased by sixty percent which means producers could grow thirty percent from a factor we have to meet. because consumption is the mean indicator for. that's why we have to be very careful. of course we will see price hikes of ten to fifteen percent but we will try to control. turnover at the. particular exciting day for the russian markets. and the participating in the read . between
a quarter. point two percent. telecom. head of analysis that. again explains why the stock markets 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. there are. the rate and change to different march and optimism into markets saying that economic environment for him remain very challenging and that's why investors remain very cautious about the rebound of the markets and about other vonta of the old economy this news triggered so investors. as a share so. that's why it's all russian 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 has more. tool 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 most case 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 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 many local weekend tourists in northern destination with 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 and you must. be there when you speculations and weather conditions night or in moscow nor in the regions tour operators at. counterfeits is while his last minute deals. in the past few days the smoke has some which retreated but demand for tours to popular egypt and turkey is still extremely high the question is whether the hotel yet is be able to handle russia's travel fever. business auntie and that's all from in the business to him but you can always find most stories on our website at www dot com slash lists.