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tonight surviving against the odds of two week old baby girls recovering in hospital after being discarded in the scorching sun in southern russia meanwhile the heat wave clings to the country but firefighters say they are slowly beating the blazes the latest ahead tonight. tempers rises water levels drop middle east nations accuse each other of draining the river jordan forcing families to limit their vital supply. keeping the mysticism alive the descendants of ancient shamans of holding tradition of the modern world on the banks of siberia is lake baikal we meet them. hello ted after nine pm saturday night here in moscow you're watching the our news channel with me kevin know it good to have you with us
a baby girl in southern russia has stunned doctors by surviving after being abandoned in the blistering heat wave clearing sun the two week old was discovered in a roadside and police in the rust off region and are looking for her parents but is a country to grow cho vers got the story. here it's. our baby our staff the 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 or sonny the two we call child will sported by possible by having lead for hours on the ground in fifty degree heat. a year to squeak in thought it was a kitten that i look closer and was taken aback it was a crying child my husband and i was shocked how could somebody abundant a child like this. the couple's. 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 until the open sun this is what fifty degrees celsius does to grow us. doctors see the child was badly dehydrated and was lucky to escape the attention of insects and street dogs well you sure but i mean the situation was critical a little more time out there and we could have lost are. pleased with your progress the medical staff say she's demonstrating a super appetite. the police are now involved searching for the parents who abandoned their daughter. to go we've been to 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 see atlanta so here future maybe both sunny and secure you can see immigrant children aren't t.
. mito emergency officials say steady progress is being made in the firefighting effort after weeks of ferocious wildfires across western and central russia they are covered spring reduced by two thirds the number of fires is down by half over the past six days a total of one hundred sixty thousand people of more than twenty five thousand appliances have been involved in tackling the flames fires have been completely extinguished in fourteen regions now in central russia but things do remain tense in the other five affected areas including the moscow region but emergencies ministry's plans for extra resources the massive wildfires have destroyed dozens of provincial towns and villages and killed more than fifty people along with the drought and scorching summers cost russia third of the quad. three middle east countries are heading into more troubled waters this time over the rapidly draining supplies from the river jordan it is the major water source for israel jordan and syria but it's been a bone of contention between them for decades and as artie's paulus leader found
out it's now every day citizens who are facing shortages. 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 anything 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 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 share of the river so they can keep it to themselves that's typical of a conflict situation israel wants to clear 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 day and minister says israel is ignoring other parts of the agreement when it comes to.
sticking to your through post this year which was the. as planned and the particular to freeze so was giving jordan a lot of water to irrigate areas in the jordan 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 street i didn't say. a quantity i can say very clear. that we are taking exactly. the. respect is the location during the winter.
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 put a c.r.t. in israel and jordan. heads and i will look at why equality is a region all sections of society in the united states transsexuals say they are one of the country's most rejected minority groups in the taking the fight to the top as we report some tonight. first tree removal called clear cut. second explosives are used to blast to go beat the material. heard the remains are reviewed by machinery. finally on mortgage soil is
deposited in vallecito. on our. minds. would be so much brighter if you move the song from funds to christian. stock totty dot com. this is r.t. from moscow the transgender community in the united states knows that it's only the land of the free so long as you fit in the country has well use. civil rights laws protect against race religion and sex discrimination but as the list of found out
transsexuals it seems to struggling to get that same equality. blitzing glamor. job fit for a queen was. happy beautiful claims the earth. was here to have a good time to. put all that glitters. isn't called belief good grief when someone with no warning you think you cared for most transgender people were going to. go you know in the united states. for artfully phrase. i mean if you're far from dandy beth glenn used to be simply glenn some people just haven't here factor in accounts of this sort of thing though friends who have known her for decades say nothing's different now far as
personality there's no great change she is one of a quarter of transgenders in the u.s. 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 to for sure that you're going to be transitioning and when i told him yes he said well that can't happen appropriate 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. none of these laws protected her from being discriminated against as a transgender in ga 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 a civil liberties group she is able to sue its own american for people to do the stuff and through this she's won the admiration of friends just marxist thought. it was a courageous thing which is doing. fighting the state power. the support of a queen i think it is time to change their right to actually leave 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 so i have full time employment and 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 the parents is a side. unemployment and discrimination are still a drag for most transgender most transgender people who get fired from their jobs. deceptive. grit their teeth dirty and justice. more and lyster are two. national you think about the story. today along with all our other news and the stories about tom show you here but the planning online like this one a six million dollars scam short of a russian bank manager and six of his stuff was standing accused of sorry for the info from their employer in the credit card fraud but tonight also the site of the note we are ready to say i do again only this time in a russian publice the details on that story too if you want to find out. online at r.t. dot com. since
ancient times shamans help people souls and connect to the natural world many can still be found in dated russian siberia and it's more than the locals who are seeking spiritual salvation to see sean thomas as being the mate those bringing with mysticism to the modern world on the shores of lake baikal. valentini gets ready for a day's work packing is things indicating 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
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 shame instead 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 sherman's act as an intermediary between the human and natural and spiritual worlds shermans 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. taishan 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 sherman and valentino comes here and meets with 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 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 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 was 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 going 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. but valentino claims his bloodline is rich with true sharman heritage a tradition he plans to continue and weighs in with this with the. we respect our history and culture traditions and customs worship the holy fire our great ancestors gods of the sky the earth the 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. lake baikal siberia. news in brief now the saturday night pakistan's independence day celebrations of the country struggles against the worst natural disaster in his history meanwhile the un's confirmed at least one case of cholera in the north west of the massive flooding aid workers are scrambling derivatives in far flung villages as hunger and disease spreads through them. pakistan's prime minister says twenty million people in their home listening to sixteen hundred of. president
obama's 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 and critics say it's insensitive to build a mosque near ground zero where nearly three thousand people died. staying in the states a shooting outside a restaurant in the city of buffalo new york is left four dead and several injured witnesses say there was a fight at a pretty wedding party which them spilled over the street so far police say they don't know who carried out the shooting or exactly why. wildfires are continuing to spread in portugal threatening homes and stretching into cities to the limit at least one of a half thousand people are battling nearly thirty major fires in the strong winds are fanning the flames police of so far arrested fifty people on suspicion of arson the country's president canceled his vacation to visit the command center tackling
the situation. european far right politicians have visited a controversial tokyo memorial ahead of the sixty fifth anniversary of the end of world war two in japan the yes zucchinis shrine has drawn outrage from countries which suffered japanese aggression saying it almost war criminals thousands of prisoners were tortured and starved to death during a conflict but the politicians insist they're honoring people who died for their country the newly appointed head of the un said drugs and crime office is vowing to address the afghanistan no conflicts threat russian official your official tough. tough for you took on his role last month artie's military analyst is getting close jeff says it's high time the war on drugs with links to the fight against corruption. in his new capacity you'll be leading the way of the international community a gains that narco terrorist threat that comes from afghanistan the russian voice
has been mostly neglected by i said nato an international community so now we have this appointment 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 combat most when the galactic 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 with his reinvigorated effort against the widespread corruption in afghanistan he's entered 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 so it's the defense of military and this is going
to khrushchev financial concerns plague millions around the world to move the banks have reined in the loads that are lenders promising to magic away money worries but as we report later tonight it's often not the answer and more trouble lies ahead. houses parking. cars appliances. until they come to visit you. do you think the property bought on credit really belongs to you. let's go up in ten minutes time first though before that let's get we can business with kareena money can. 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 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 anybody 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 seeded disposition as the world's third largest grain explored with producers such as the wrong. to ice
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 and i grew up to fifteen percent driven by the drought and increased demand for dairy products that's according to the cohen of one of russia's biggest. we can calculate the pricing increase mathematically fifty percent of the price of milk is comprised of the cost of raw materials. by sixty percent which means producers could screw thirty percent. 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 and hold on to our turnover. was not
a particularly exciting day for the russian markets the markets and the participating in the red all the blue chips were down between a quarter. horses putting that friend on the outs yes there was no finish point two percent. telecom at and the. head of analysis at fox club again explains why the stock market's trading in the right this week. as usual russian markets for having a correlated with the international markets this week and the main news came from. there are rich left the rate unchanged didn't optimism into markets saying that economic environment from 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. for
a scare 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 torrington's that 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 them calls from people asking to send them away
from the smoke to somewhere where it was cooler than the local weekend tourists in northern decimation 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 and you know when you ask yourself and. there were no speculations on weather conditions night or in moscow nor in the regions to operate at. counterfeits as well as last minute deals. in the past few days the small has some which retreated but demand for tours to popular egypt and turkey is still extremely high the question is whether the whole juliet is be able to handle russia's travel fever. business r.t. . and that's all from in the business team here but you can always find more stories on our web site at www dot com slash lists.