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scorching weather holds sway over russia a baby girl is found on life after being left by the roadside alice. was taken and such but child was in the raf and. fighting for her rights against the state look at how some transgender people in the u.s. well tonight jobs and income because of their identity. under dispute over the liquid of night bottleful want to in the middle east is leaving the river jordan diminished from the a.t.m. . costing life in the heart of the russian capital watching on t.v.
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police in southern russia trying to trace the parents of a baby abandoned beside a road in this string heat doctors are amazed she survived all to mean left several house with a temperature pushing fifty degrees. reports. the favorite of all the star. 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 then i looked closer and was taken about 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 it's america how a baby
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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. the situation was critical a little more time and we could have lost or. pleased with your progress the medical staff say she's demonstrating an appetite. the police are now involved searching for the parents were abandoned their daughter lives to go into 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 a dog so here future maybe both sunny and secure. r
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t. russia says wildfires have to rise in radiation levels on territory contaminated by. asteroid nine hundred eighty six there are concerns in the region could raise radioactive particles into the air and spread them towards populated. it's heavy emergencies ministry dismissed reports of increased radiation levels saying all localized was 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 the forty's and now reporting steady progress in firefighting efforts. for us transsexual employee has won a bitter three year battle to be reinstated to her job in the government glen 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
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out of luck or tease or in this to reports. the missing glamour to the job fit for a queen i mean nothing was happy beautiful claim it was. i was here to have a good time to. put all that glitters. music called police to go direct when someone with no foreman tells you that you cared for most transgender people for nothing really work until you need it in the united states. 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 a factor in occurrence 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
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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 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 delma 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.
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based on 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 a. courageous thing which is they were. 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'll have something like this happen the first place. and some of
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parents is a side. 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 and dorothy and justice. moore and lister are two. still on the way in the program water matters in the middle east countries affairs to put fresh age who are draining the river jordan turning its once once the 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. that ten of the short break don't go away.
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now the middle east is a hotbed of conflict over many issues but it's water where matters are reaching a boiling point the jordan river continues to be a bone of contention between israel jordan and syria and while governments dispute control of sacred parts it's the people who are suffering. 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 they showers short in the jordanian capital h two o. is pretty scarce. and i'm not 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
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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 acre 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 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 and these pipes pump water from israel to jordan each year some
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fifty to sixty million cubic meters pass through them but there's 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 really sticking to. the share which was decided to do. so was giving the water to irrigate. also to. the supplier to use for the most exotic and to sea water you know for the most exotic like you know 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
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between the two countries the problem is that. it didn't say. quantity i can say very clear. that we are taking exactly the amount of respect to the is the only location you would be willing to. we didn't take 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 he tapped. the r.t. in israel and jordan. from a favorable weather and a good harvest to healing and marriages in ancient times shamans were in charge of almost all aspects of life but in the modern world their role cannot be underestimated either sean thomas travelled to siberia to meet one of them. valentini gets ready for a day's work packing is things into kissing his family goodbye but this is no nine
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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 sharman 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 of 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 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. with
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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 in particular is very spiritual for the shaman and valentine comes here and meets of people from all over so that he can keep ancient traditions and spirituality alive. a newer side to sherman ism includes tourism as people who visit by 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 shamanic culture. as interest grows a word to the. wise select your sharman carefully. there are huge numbers of
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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 assessor and out with fashionable people there are a few shame is like this but people only go to them superbly because they don't know the difference. but valentino it claimed 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 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 marty lake baikal siberia. well for some of the international news this hour pakistan's president has cancelled
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independence day celebrations as a country suffers its worst flooding in eighty years so he will spend saturday visiting the worst affected areas the u.n. says at least one case of cholera has been confirmed in the country rescuers are struggling to get aid to millions of people as there's a shortage of funding the disaster has so far claimed more than sixteen hundred dollars. barack obama has supported controversial plans to build a mosque near the site of the two thousand and one terror attacks in new york u.s. president says muslims have the right to practice their religion and build a place of worship on the site in one hadn't made the announcement at a dinner in the white house in honor of the islamic holy month of ramadan many critics though oppose the plans to build a thirteen story mosque and islamic center just blocks away from the ground zero site ninety three thousand people died. in northwestern china a wave of landslides has left at least twenty four people dead and dozens more missing
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the devastation caused by to eventually rains in the region has so far killed more than eleven hundred people entire villages have been washed away and sources of drinking water polluted causing shortages forecasters say more downpours are expected over the next few days. and you can always check out the stories we're covering on our web site called here's a look at what's online right now two russian mandans are keeping their marching waters off the footage of a mass brewed in their regiments on to the web. around the psychic stock market is thriving in italy investors are placing their fortunes in the hands of probably this bigger returns from all head to r.t. dot com. the un has a new weapon in the fight against drugs and crime. and you he don't of the former russian ambassador to the u.k. will be trying to raise awareness of the threats posed by drug production in
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afghanistan the danger critics say the international forces in the country have sent fulfill to deal with. military analysts of guinea who shelf thinks it's time for the war on drugs to be linked to the fight against corruption you if you do it in his new capacity you'll 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 an international community so now it pointman 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 about the one and only threat a bit really is important significant and neglected in afghanistan and that is how to combat the most when they go back to and forgotten drug threat that directly
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killed 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 will be even more appreciated if he also incorporate the war against corruption we have the war against drugs in afghanistan. no later martin andrews continues his tall around the ancient towns which encircled moscow this time he heads to a city preparing to celebrate its millennium where he seeks refuge from the baking sun the sun and its museums. this is a private museum funded by one of those residents this hall is called a museum time featuring various musical instruments clocks now the owner is obsessed with bells it's the road and his private collection of over one thousand
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is displayed here inside the museum. or from martin in just over an hour's time ability well ten minutes from now we meet a man who discovered that the so-called attractive factor that's in the spotlight but first let's check the business news with korea. hello and welcome to business grain prices of more than doubled since the start of the drought in russia the hikes have been further supported by ducks in the global harvest for cost but despite the temporary ban on grain export local producers are
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seeking to retain their presence in the international market that it i reports. the record drought has seen the russian government reduced as demeter 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 shield 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 have been through two thousand and seventy thousand and eight and we saw we prices per se it rises in other prices of commodities the danger is that financial markets start to anticipate price price than 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 i say anything there are some risks that we need to be vigilant of. prices gained more support when the u.s.
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agriculture department reduced its. 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 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 they need green anyway we need to continue talks with those countries we need to think about next year if you will have a 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 is traded to ice with domestic prices rising despite the then russian green producers who
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they can retain their position in an increasingly global marketplace he led me to a business. prices in russia may grow up to fifteen percent this year driven by the drought and increased amount for dairy products that's according to the cowen of one of russia's biggest and he produces. we can calculate the price increase mathematically fifty percent of the price of milk is comprised. by sixty percent which means. thirty percent. we have to monitor the situation because consumption is the mean indicator for. that's why we have to be very careful and the government. of course we will see price hikes of ten to fifteen percent but we will try to have it under control. turnover. particularly exciting day for the russian markets. and the participating in the read. between
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a quarter. point two percent. telecom. head of analysis that. 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. there are. the rate unchanged didn't march in optimism into markets saying that economic environment and remain very challenging that's why investors remain very cautious about the rebound to off markets and about the other vonta of the old economy this news triggered so investors. so.
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that's why it's all rushing markets during this week in red on the drought 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 some twenty ten is 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
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northern destination is the most popular. there were fears of possible price hikes because of surging demand but analysts say tory agencies have maintained modest prices during the difficult situation you could do and you must. be there when you speculations and weather conditions night here in moscow nor in the regions tour operators at. counterfeits is well his last minute deals. in the past few days the small has some which retreated but done four tours to populate egypt and turkey is still extremely high the question is whether the whole juliet is be able to handle russia's travel fever. business on t.v. . and that's all from in the business team here but you can always find most stories on our website that's not a dot com slash lists. every
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