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a two week old baby girl is recovering in hospital after being discarded in the school cheating son in southern russia. also the heat wave clings to the country but firefighters say this slowly places we've got the latest. water levels drop from middle east nations accuse each other of draining the forcing families to live in their vital supply. and trying to win back the u.s. civil servant goes to court often losing a job of a changing gender. welcome it's what i am early sunday morning here in moscow this is the r t news channel with me kevin zero in on our top story a baby girl in southern russia stunned doctors by surviving after being abandoned
in the blistering heat wave glaring sun the two week old was discovered in a roadside and police in the last off looking for a parents catherine approach of us got the story for you. 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 sunny the two we call child was supported by possible by having lead for hours on the ground in fifty degree heat. i heard a squeak i thought it was a kitten and then i looked closer and was taken aback it was a crying child my husband and i were 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
a little more than two weeks old so many hours under the open sun this is what fifty degrees celsius does to 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 out there and we could have lost it. 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 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 it's been a great children aren't tea. well burgess officials say steady progress is being
made on the firefighting front after weeks of ferocious wildfires across western and central russia the area covered is no reduced by two thirds of the number of fires is down by half over the past six days but a total of one hundred sixty thousand people or more than twenty five thousand appliances have been involved in tackling the flames fires have been completely extinguished in fourteen regions in central russia things do remain turns them in the other five affected areas including the moscow region with the emergencies ministry transferred extra resources the massive wildfires have destroyed dozens of provincial towns and villages and killed more than fifty people and along with the drought the scorching summer is possible for a third of its. 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 now as paula slayer found that its
everyday citizens who are facing shortages. c. hum for quhy has always had to worry about water hears 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 i think 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 is 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 dainian minister says israel is ignoring other parts of the agreement when it comes to. sticking to the road or through post last year which was the.
so was giving georgia a lot of water to irrigate the majority also to. the supplier to to use for the most exotic and to seawater and you know for the most exotic like you know this water has been almost diminished but the allegations have provoked fury eric bell killed was one of the israeli team which negotiated with a chill damien's 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 mold respect to the is the only location during the winter. in the summer.
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 up policy r.t. in israel and jordan ahead in the program tonight we look at why quality isn't reaching all sections of society in the united states transsexuals they say very one of the country's most projected minority groups and they're taking the fight to the top of the court of not coming up just a few minutes of fact. first the newly appointed head of the un's drugs and crime office is vowing to address the afghanistan narcotics threat russian official here if it out of talk on the role last month that is military analysts have been across jobs says it's high time the war on drugs was linked to the fight against corruption. the russian ambassador to the united kingdom you should note that has just been appointed as the u.n. and drug czar so now in his new capacity he will 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 the 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 where it is above the one and only threat bit really is important significant and neglected in afghanistan and that is how to combat 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 general petraeus has already arrived applause with his reinvigorated effort against the widespread corruption in afghanistan he's anti-corruption efforts will be even
more appreciated if he will also incorporate the war against corruption we have the war against drugs in afghanistan. that's going to far of military and defense on a c seven front line or in afghanistan a man who said you know he was talking about just telling you his blog as well as the regular updates on our home page r.t. dot com so if you'd like to keep it a woman's thinking take a look at that now also online tonight the six million dollars scam a russian bank manager and six of his staff stand accused of siphoning funds from their employer in an elaborate credit card fraud also online is ready to say i do again only this time in a russian palace but we've got that story on our home page want to check out our team dot com.
the transgender community in the united states knows that it's only the land of the free as long as you have faith in the country has well used civil rights laws protecting against race religion and sex discrimination resulting in lower list of found out transsexuals struggle to get that same equality. blitzing glamour. a job fit for a queen i mean i'll be. happy beautiful clear my. words here to have a good time to. put all that glitters. isn't call believe. someone with no formal. hearing or most transgender people are going to work in the united states.
for art for a phrase i mean if you fire a dandy bath glenn used to be simply glance at some people to have an affair. in a consequence. as 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 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 the 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 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 goal del with the 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 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 marxists i mean . it's a courageous thing which is they were. fighting the state power. the support of a queen i think if a person is trying to change their right to actually leave who they are i do think that it should be even better but it doesn't pay the bills it doesn't change the
law if it's explosive the law that you would if you your have something like this happen the first place. and some appearances aside. unemployment and discrimination are still a drag for most transgender transgender people who get fired from their jobs. during the. war and lyster r.t. . will use a brief for your pakistan's independence day celebrations as. the country struggles against the worst natural disaster in its history meanwhile the un has confirmed at least one case of cholera now in the northwest as a result of the massive flooding aid workers are scrambling to reach victims in far flung villages as hunger and disease spreads through the region pakistan's prime minister says twenty million people are now homeless and over sixteen hundred 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 the nation built on religious freedom must allow it his comments came at a white house dinner honoring of the islamic holy month of ramadan critics say it's insensitive to build a mosque near ground zero one of the three thousand people died. staying in the united states the shooting outside a restaurant in the city of buffalo new york left four dead and several injured witnesses say there was a fight at a premium wedding party which then spilled out onto the street so far police say they don't know the shooting or exactly why. the lead dog and sixteen missing devastating floods and landslides in south china sichuan province of twenty thousand to fled the country jews the worst rains in decades several other areas have been affected too with major highways damaged the death toll in neighboring choose hit more than twelve hundred because of recent mudslides triggered by the way. is only one fifty moscow town no indeed the story next in china there are
claims that the country is run pretty dust realization is worse than the impact and devastation from the severe rains this summer but with chinese global influence expanding rapidly r.-t. interviewed a senior figure from russia's diplomatic academy about china's place in the world stage these days it's coming up next.
the world has been dissolved in recent years by what's called the chinese economic miracle just days ago beijing claimed it had overtaken japan to become the world's second largest economy after the u.s. but overwhelming grows bring some serious challenges environmental financial social and political discuss where they can handle them i'm joined now here by the vice chancellor for research and international relations at the russian foreign ministry's diplomatic academy in guinea by jennifer thank you very much again for your time thank you for inviting me to the program well some experts say chinese over hating all those that it's already over hate it what do you think i think is economist over and over he did all the time because they have for a disproportionate. sectors of the economy which grow very fast for example in the street the same time the don't have enough resources how dangerous is that for the economy when you started reforms experts in russia or in other countries do used to say that the economy will be
a transit call it will be in trouble in the furious and it will go down but somehow every time they manage to improve the situation to go further i think they still have potential one of the chinese yuan becoming the world's. reserve currency to be asked or talked to train news and ask this question. aloft some of them smile when they say course of course it's a long way to go as far as the neighbors of china are concerned some of them already use some of them already use this currency in some cases like mongolia like laos cambodia and cetera but to say that it can replace american dollars i don't think it's possible in the forseeable future and chinese even though i'm doing this they don't try to destroy dollars because then the stand that if it happens the whole world the column will go to pieces how big is china's role in global politics today and what are the major political challenges the country is now facing china is a permanent member of the u.n. security council and china is one of the greatest economy companies in the world
china has a very active foreign policy and as a result china plays a very important role in the world and no i wouldn't say you have you can find even one problem in the world which can be solved with the without participation of china and i stress the chinese role in most cases very positive they try to bring peace and stability in the world they need because the preoccupied with the internal problems with their internal development and they need peaceful environment let's not talk about china's relations with another superpower america how they develop and at the moment well you know china had a leader who used to say about soviet american relations soviet union in the united states that these two superpowers collude and polite they try to work together with the same time they do have problems so i would describe it in the same way now
relations between china and the united states they depend on each other they understand it very well they depend their canonically their they depend politically both countries understand that every issue in the world has to be handled. on the basis of cooperation between them but the same time they they are competitors america wants to be number one it tries to be a number of a. it's been trying to be number one for many years and china is a challenge a challenge is growing. in the pacific japan and south korea which of the united states but they already have more trade with china than with united states recently i talked to one diplomat from thailand in moscow and i said to him what is china's role in your foreign policy and he said you know our prime minister he used to start his day by reading new york times now he starts his day by hearing what is what is said in a miserable in the chinese newspaper china is becoming more important for many
countries to become more important more dangerous for america it will it becomes more important and more dangerous china doesn't want to be in the american camp china has different interests and on many issues and they do have issues on where they collide it's taiwan issue japan and smear to roll and there are some other issues and in addition to the chinese feel that americans are not only challenge their positions in the world but they're not interested interested in the growth of the chinese economy in the modernization of china and they suspect that americans interfere with internal affairs of china we have the issue of bit we have the issues of we have other problems inside china and chinese feel that americans are behind it as they say it's not only hollywood actors who support people in tibet and since they don't support it but it's also american special services it's american government as you mentioned another sensitive issue with fresh air on china from natasha community is there any way we could see that. if you talk about
international community you talk mostly about the west russia is not part of the west we don't put any pressure on china on this issue to build is a part of china has been with china for centuries and to britain they live ten times better than used to live. let's say the last century even thirty years ago. and they have more freedom than biggest at the same time we don't know they have support of this and those of earth is sometimes a very warlike and a cause trouble for the chinese government so chinese has no choice but to try to stop them the situation on the korean peninsula is hotting up just a while ago the yassin south korea had joint military exercises in the pacific something north korea was strongly opposed to was china's stance on north korea is the only official ally of china chinese porton korea in the korean war in one hundred fifty three the last one million people and of course they treasure those relations they want to you know to stay alive at the same time they do understand
that north korean economy doesn't work well they encourage north koreans to promote reforms to make the economy more market oriented they try to encourage north korea to be more open to the world and they're very much against north korea having nuclear weapons but they do say chinese that the reason most korea wants to have nuclear weapons is because america doesn't profit most most korea puts pressure on north korea and the bush for example was very warlike against north korea the chinese way or dealing with this issue is to see to the table and try to solve issues in a peaceful way and chinese say that america should recognize north korea as a independent country they don't have the political ation so far and america should start political economic relations with north korea and as a result most korea will start to change and this is the basic position of china in
the basic position of the purpose of both china and russia now to bring those parties at the table and continue negotiations it's not continuing talking about russia and china other two countries culp or a saying or rather competing today i would say that corporate and. pretty much better than we corporation ever before even when we were in the fifty's negativities we didn't have such a corporation as we have now and i think over because our relations are based now on a very solid basis first of all we have the same outlook as far as the international system is concerned we wanted to be multiple they wanted to get multiple not controlled by the united states or the west but based on the united nations on international law and on collective decisions of all countries of the world and it's very important in this all to look at the world because it's the
security of the country that's the way we feel we're feel that our security can be guaranteed only if such a system is established and chinese have the same plane as number two on most international issues most come create international issues we have similar positions it's career it's your run its expansion of nato it's middle east. in addition to this we did have problems from history it's the border question and the military. gauge mintz near the border i mean troops on the both sides all this issues were solved another factor is that we don't have ideological differences which existed in the soviet times as i said we were allies but then because of their ideological differences and geopolitical differences and the board they should cetera et cetera we became us at another factor which helps to improve relations and promote relations between russia and
china is the economic factor we have economic dependence some people in russia say that china is growing to fester and it's becoming stronger than russia so the balance of power is changing and the chinese favor so china can become a strict but i replied to those people that bet. in the beginning of the twentieth century there were people in russia quite a few by the way politicians draw in the lists writers who used to say that china is going to be threat number one to russia in the twentieth century instead of this we did have two wars against christian brothers in the west and we didn't fight chinese we didn't have a. world war with china that big war china's impressive economic growth has that to environmental concerns has a country dealing with it and is a table today with them. threat in china i would even say it's sort of number one it's awful what's happened in china you know you have some. cities which were
because of. the whole cities and awful not enough for what. not enough for many of the things which are available in normal developed countries so it's extremely difficult issue and i don't know how the chinese are going to cope with it because they put too much emphasis on. the economy mr gross will go down and chinese cannot afford the the gross is not like it is now unemployment will go up dramatically and it's already very very large in china and other social problems will. pile up so it's a big issue and i don't know if anybody has a positive sort of the same but while we're going to use britain's got. talent today's among the world's most unequal societies there are many poor people living
in china today how is the country doing with that while this is again the very big problem they're trying to say that. much more is on the social situation on this social different situation. but again as i said they do have to develop their economy so. it's also the at least it's very difficult situation we can see chinese now facing many challenges they would be able to deal with them and. i would i would say there is a big chance they can do it but nobody can be certain that will happen life is that you know struggle who expected the collapse of the soviet union where a superpower of one of the strongest so. countries in the world that cetera et cetera we have the developed economy to do cation that's true and then we collapsed and of course there is a chance china could tell it like this but remain a school us.