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as russia continues to bake under a scorching sun a baby girl survives being dumped by the roadside for hours. police that make the weekend and such of those trials are the highway in iraq that pits. trying to win back her rights a u.s. civil servant goes to court after losing her job over head gender change. a quest for water in the middle east is leaving jordan dry as three countries strive to cut themselves a larger piece of advice given river. it's one pm here in the russian capital you're watching r.t. welcome to the program police in southern russia trying to trace the parents of
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a baby abandoned beside a road in blistering heat doctors are amazed she survived after being left on the grass verge for several hours with a temperature pushing fifty degrees parties a katrina travel reports. 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 c. atlanta sunday the two we call child will sported by possible by having lead for hours on the ground in fifty degree heat. to squeak. i thought it was a kitten and 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 a miracle 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. 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 are. pleased with your progress the medical staff say she's demonstrating an appetite. the police are now involved searching for the parents who abandoned their daughter. to go into 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 sit london so here future maybe both sunny and secure. children aren't tea. and russian authorities say wildfires are not there to rise in
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radiation levels in areas contaminated by the trouble 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 towns and villages headed the merchant says ministry dismissed reports of increased radiation levels saying all the localized fires had been quickly extinguished the record breaking heat in central russia in the past few weeks triggered massive wildfires up the story hundreds of homes killed more than fifty people with autism now reporting steady progress in firefighting efforts. the u.s. transsexual employee has won the 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 to often find
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themselves out of luck parties or in the store reports. mixing glamour. a job for a queen i mean i was. happy beautiful player. i . never appears to have a good time. but all that glitters. music all over the area where someone with no formal verify it. for most transgender people would listen for a little more and go you know in the united states. for artfully phrased. and then if you're far from dandy beth glenn used to be simply glenn and some people just haven't a 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 there's no great
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change she is one of a quarter of transgenders in the u.s. who claim they've been fired because of their gender identity which 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 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
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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 and through this she's won the admiration of friends just marxist. i'd say courageous which is doing. fighting the state power. the only support. the queen i think if a person decides to change their thing to actually complete who they are i do think that it 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 to pass it doesn't change the law if it's explicit the law that you would you you want have something like this happen the first place. and someone
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parents is aside. unemployment and discrimination are still a drag for most transgender as most transgender people who get fired from their jobs. just have to. grit their teeth there at the injustice. more and lyster our t.v.'s. but still on the way in the program the water matters in the middle east countries this fresh age to well draining the river jordan turning its once mighty flow into a shallow stream. coming up on our t.v. we'll show you how ancient mysticism is kept alive on the shores of lake baikal. signed up to join the military because i thought that it was my duty not that it
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was something that i do to help my country i believe my government thought that it was necessary for americans to be of no it was a lot of drug abuse it was a lot of murder of american officers by american soldiers there were a lot of. ways. to get out by. these rules of war i always thought i wanted to limit a lot of medals and they do have a lot of desperation. afterwards i realize that they don't mean anything. that is for. i don't i never remember. the middle east is a hotbed of conflict over many issues but it's water where matters are reaching boiling point the river jordan continues to be a bone of contention between israel jordan and syria and while governments disputes
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control of sacred parts it's the people who suffer porous near explains see home 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 a shell was short in the jordanian capital h two o. is pretty scarce. canonical 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 on 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 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 these pipes pumped 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 that it is sticking to. the share which was decided by.
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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 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 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 amount of respect to the is the only location do with the winters. in the summer
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period 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 heat out policy r.t. in israel and jordan from 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 me. valentini gets ready for a day's work packing is things into kissing his family goodbye 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
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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 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 shamans 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 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
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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 new or side a sherman ism includes tourism as people who visit by call region and grow more curious. that 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. as interest grows a word to. 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 rank official and got to be some sort of a glamorous shaman after he retired he likes to wear expensive assessor can out with fashionable people there are a few shamans like this that people only go today i'm simply because they don't know the difference. but one teammate claims his bloodline is rich with true
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sharman heritage a tradition he plans to continue 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 john thomas r. t. lead by can also be. some world news in brief now pakistan's president has cancelled independence day celebrations as the country suffers its worst flooding in eighteen is this a situation deteriorate un east one place. rescuers are struggling to get aid to millions of people as there is a shortage of funding a tragedy say for came over sixteen hundred lives and the country's prime minister
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lost his twenty new behavior to. rock 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 was thems have the right to practice their religion and build a place of worship on the site and he made the announcement at a dinner in the white house on holy month of ramadan many critics oppose the plans to build a thirteen story mosque at islamic center just blocks away from the ground zero site where there are three things. some people died. in northwestern china a wave of landslide says that at least twenty four people dead and dozens whom missing the devastation caused by to enjoy rains in the region so far killed more than eleven hundred people entire villages have been washed away and sources of drinking water looted causing shortages forecasters say more downed tools are expected of the next few days. well you can always check out the stories we're
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covering on our website authority dot com let's have a look at what's online right now two russian commanders are given their marching orders of the footage of a massive border regiments was leaked into the net. and the psychic stock market is thriving in italy investors are placing their fortunes in the hands of han readers looking for bigger returns. had to r.t. dot com. the un has a new weapon in the fight against drugs and crime yury for dorothy off 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 well ti's military analyst you've got a who show off thinks it's time for the war on drugs to be linked to the fight against corruption. you should note that in his new capacity you'll be leading the
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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 rid invigorated and to jumpstart the international efforts to build up and raise the world and where it is the one and only threat bit really is important but significant and neglected in afghanistan and that is how to combat the most when they go back to and forgotten drug threat that directly keels ten times more civilian people in afghanistan and all across the world by general petraeus has already agreed that applause with his written that your aid its efforts against the widespread corruption in afghanistan he's entitled her option efforts will be even more appreciated if he will also incorporate the war
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against corruption we have the war against drugs in afghanistan. continues his tall around the ancient towns which encircled moscow this time he heads to a city preparing to celebrate its millennium he seeks refuge baking sun a sun in its museums. faces a private museum funded by one of the presidents this hall is called music i'm time featuring various musical instruments and clocks now the island is obsessed with its the road and his private collection all over one thousand is displayed here inside the museum.
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here's more from martin in just over an hour's time 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 and the hikes have been further supported by ducks in the global harvest forecast but despite a temporary ban on grain export local producers are seeking to retain their presence in the international market that a video reports. the record drought has seen the russian government reduced estimates of the two thousand and ten green how wished to sixty sixty five million tonnes it announced 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 surge to
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more than eight dollars per bushel despite analysts saying there is no grain to go around the danger is that given we've been through two thousand and seven two 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 growth and other commodities and that's actually what causes a more general food price spike so whilst the fundamentals don't point to a rapid price gains across all of these different markets. i mean thing 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 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 sure of their position in the global market over the longer term. the competition on the international food market is extremely high and
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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 good harvest and we will return to the international market how we would manage the return of competitive prices. russia has already see the disposition as the world's third largest grain exporter producer such is the wrong. route to keep it to ice domestic prices are 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 and 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
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of the price of milk is comprised of the cost over all materials. 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. turn over. particularly exciting day for the russian markets the markets and the participating staff and the red all the blue chips were down between a quarter. bucking the trend all the articles that i was not finished point two percent on the. telecom. head of analysis at fox club again explains why the stock market's trading in the at this week. as
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usual russian markets for the correlated with the international markets this week and the main use came from. federal reserve. the rate unchanged bots didn't fill my shit up to move them into markets saying that economic environment for him to remain very challenging that's why investors remain very cautious about their. markets and about. the old economy. so invest. as a share so. that's why it's all rushing markets during this week you know read the dragonflies raging across russia this summer have spurred russians into travel frenzy also the delights of. the has more. to all regencies are reaping the benefits of summer twenty ten as russians fed up with extreme environmental conditions flee the country. spain israel and
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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 overeaters 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 them calls from people asking to send them away from the small to somewhere where it was cooler but local weekend tourists in northern destination for the most popular i leave here or there were fears of possible price hikes because of surging demand but analysts say tour agencies have maintained modest prices during the difficult situation the one you ask was all for national unity there were no speculations on weather conditions neither in moscow nor in the region's tour operators can discount office as well as last minute deals
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. in the past few days the smog has somewhat retreated but demand for tours to popular egypt and turkey is still extremely high the question is whether the hotel here is be able to handle russia's travel fever. business r.t. . and that's all from me in the business to have but you can always find most stories on our website that's not a dot com fascists. how's
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