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surviving against the odds a two week old baby girl is recovering in hospital after being discarded in the scorching sun in something russia meanwhile the heat wave clings to the country but firefighters say they're slowly piecing the blazes. tempers a rise as water levels are drawn at middle east nations accusing each other of draining the river jordan forcing families to limit point will supply. and keeping the mysticism a low life the descendants of ancient shamans holding tradition in the modern world on the banks of siberia's lake baikal. a very warm welcome to you this is r.t.
live from moscow with me alice habit a baby girl in southern russia has stunned doctors by surviving after being a bounder and in the blistering heat waves that glaring song the two week old was discovered on a roadside in police in the region on now looking for her parents look at that in the garage of the house the story. here it's got to be. the favorite of all the stuff that's going on and she's something of a miracle after surviving the record heatwave abandoned by the roadside hospital staff have called the baby girl or sonny the two we call child will sported by possible by having laid for hours on the ground in fifty degree heat to cook with the disc we 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 child like . the couple spent hours trying to track down the girl's parents without
success it's a miracle 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. doc to see the child was badly dehydrated and was lucky to escape the attention of insects and stray dogs when you should but only the situation was critical a little more time and we could have lost it. pleased with your progress the medical staff say she's demonstrating an appetite. the police are now in searching for the parents who abandoned their daughter. to go into all the maternity hospitals but so far no information about this unlucky and lucky child. and amber of families have already approached the local authorities asking to a dog so he may be both sunny and secure. our children aren't.
well emergency officials say steady progress is being made in the firefighting effort of two weeks of ferocious wildfires across western and central russia the area covered has reduced by two thirds in the number of fires is down by home office over the past six days a total of one hundred sixty thousand feet and more than twenty five appliances have been involved in tackling the flames fires have been completely extinguished in fourteen regions in central russia but things remain tense in the. five affected including the moscow region where the emergency ministry has transferred extra resources while the massive wildfires have destroyed dozens of prevention. tells of villages and killed more than fifty thousand people and along with the drought the scorching summer has cost russia third of its crop. so the foreign countries of the
middle east have another battleground but this time if they were rapidly draining water supplies the river jordan serves millions of people in israel jordan and syria but as policy clear explains both the water and patience are running out. 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 these showers short in the jordanian capital h two o. is pretty scarce. 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 turnings 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 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 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. the share which was decided by. 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 exemplary 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 you say to the street i didn't say. quantity i can say very clear. that we are taking exactly the
amount of respect through the day is the new location do we do winter. in the summer period. we didn't think even one cubic meter or 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. now we look at why equality isn't reaching all sections of society in the united states in a short while transactional say though one of the country's most trajectory minority groups that's taking their falling to the top as we report seeing. them coming up on our t.v. we'll show you how ancient mysticism is kept alive on the shores of lake baikal.
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dollar ready to say i do again only this time in a russian palace the details all about an all news stories online right now at. building the bridge to the world of spirits and healing living souls that's what shamans have been doing since the dawn of humanity and is an ancient tradition that still lives on in russia siberia. travel to meet the spiritualists on the shores of lake baikal. valentini gets ready for a day's work packing as things and kissing his family good bye 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 shame and some critical points of their life's 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 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 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 shaman culture. as interest grows a word to. so like your sharman carefully. there are huge numbers of shamans now and the majority of them i can see this because i see it all just fakes i know
personally one shaman who 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 to them simply because they don't know the difference. the dryland 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 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 r. t. lead by car siberia. pakistan's independence day celebrations in ten. struggles against the worst natural disaster in its history meanwhile the un has at
least one case of cholera in north west as a result of the frantic played work of the ground to a far flung them into the fold and disease spreads through the winter homelessness of. homeless and they the sixteen hundred have died. president obama has defended plans to build a mosque near the site of the nine eleven terror attacks in new york he says that a nation built on religious freedom must allow it his comments came at a white house dinner honoring the islamic holy month of ramadan critics say it's insensitive to build a mosque near ground zero where nearly three thousand people died. wildfires continue to spread a. portugal threatening homes and stretching emergency services to the limit at least one of the hope that will be the battling nearly thirty major fires from the
north but strong and with the coming the flames police have so far arrested fifteen people on suspicion of that country's president counseled his vacation to visit the come on center tackling the situation. european far right politicians have visited a controversial take a memorial ahead of the sixty fifth anniversary of the end of world war two in japan the guest the king the shrine has drawn outrage from cultures which suffered japanese aggression saying it all as war criminals or fouls of prisoners were tortured all starved to death during the conflict but the politicians insist they're honoring people who died for their country. now the new day appointed head of the un's drugs and crime office is vowing to address the afghanistan narcotics threat russian official yet if you do a little took on the role last month he's going to challenge his going to crucial says it's high time the war on drugs was linked to the fight against corruption.
you should do it in his new capacity you'll be leading the way of the international community a 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 missed appointments russia has a unique opportunity to retain vigor rate and to jumpstart the international efforts to build up and raise the world awareness about the one and only threat bit really is important significant and neglected in afghanistan and that is how to come but most when the black that and forgotten drug threat that directly killed ten times more civilian people in afghanistan and all across the world general petraeus has already arrived applause reappears reinvigorated effort against the widespread corruption in afghanistan he's entitled her option efforts
will be even more appreciated if he will also incorporate the war against corruption we have the war against drugs in afghanistan. financial concerns plague millions around the wealth and although banks have reined in the loans they're all lenders promising it's a magical way o. money worries but as we report late said they're often the west. houses parking. cars appliances is only you. until they come to visit you. do you think the property bottom credit really belongs to you. on r t. k that reports just have a ten minutes time on it say by now that you know we can business update with catarina.
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 over docs and 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 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 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 surge to 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 prices per se 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 a rapid price gains across all of these different markets. i mean i think there are some risks that we need to be vigilant of wool 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 there were during the two thousand and seven two thousand the grain prices the russian green expert ben 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 it 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 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 see the disposition as the world's third largest grain exporter producers such as the us france and great to keep its allies with domestic prices rising despite the then russian green producers who they can retain their position in an increasingly global marketplace did 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 cohen of one of russia's biggest. we can calculate the price increase mathematically fifty percent of the price of milk is comprised of the cost of raw materials. by sixty percent which means prices could grow thirty percent from a factor we have to monitor the situation because consumption is the main 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. or turn over at the. particular exciting day for the russian markets from either end of participating in the red all the blue chips were down between a quarter. bucking the trend on the r.t.s. that was how to make zero point two percent. telecom. head of analysis at four x. club they did again explains why the stock market's trading in the red this week. as usual russian markets for the correlated with the international markets this week and the main news came from the. federal reserve which left the rate unchanged bots didn't show up to move them into markets saying that economic environment from remain very challenging that's why investors remain very cautious about the.
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 that dragonflies raging across russia this summer have spurred russians into travel frenzy also the delights of. 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 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 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 them calls from people asking to send them away from the smoke to somewhere where it was cooler but local weekend tourists in northern destination is the most popular i leave here there were fears of possible price hikes because of surging demand but analysts say tory agencies have maintained modest prices during the difficult situation and you know when you ask yourself the national unity there were no speculations on weather conditions neither in moscow nor in the regions tour operators can discount office as well as last minute deals. in the past few days the small has somewhat 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 r.t. . that's all from in the business to have but you can always find more stories on
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