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the. gold the baby girl in southern russia stunner she's doctors by surviving in scorching sun after being abandoned on the roadside in record breaking heat meanwhile firefighters two thirds of the. wildfires but babylon and other areas including. running dispute share water supply from the river jordan is the source of serious friction between israel syria and jordan as shortages threaten regimes between the three countries while their people suffer. the majority of transgenders in the u.s. claim they are being discriminated against but found to long to assert their rights . in the morning in moscow russia you're watching t.v.
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and now look at our top stories we start off with the miracle story of a baby girl in southern russia who's astonished doctors by surviving after being abandoned in the scorching heat wave sun the two week old was found by the roadside and police in the rust of region are now looking for her parents got that has the story. here it's the baby. the favorite of all the stuff. 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 possibly having laid for hours on the ground in fifty degree heat. gook with the 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
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without success it's a miracle how a baby a little more than two weeks old could spend so many hours under the open sun this is what fifty degrees celsius to grass. doc to see the child was badly dehydrated and was lucky to escape the attention of insects and stray dogs when you say but i mean the situation was critical a little more time and we could have lost a little. peeved with your progress the medical staff say she is demonstrating an appetite. the police are now involved searching for the parents who abandoned their daughter. to go we've been to all of the uncertainty hospitals but soo 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 sit long so here future maybe both sunny and secure. aren't t.
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. the battle fighting wildfires in russia as a record heat wave seems to be finally turning the way of the emergency services areas a blaze have been reduced by two thirds in recent days with the total number of fires down by a half almost one hundred seventy thousand people including volunteers are tackling the flames with fires put out in fourteen regions but the battle goes on in other areas including the moscow region where the emergencies that ministry is transferring extra resources weeks of massive wildfires have destroyed dozens of provincial towns and villages and killed fifty three people and along with the drought the scorching summer has cost russia a third of its wheat crop. three middle eastern countries are heading for deeper troubled waters over the river jordan is rapidly dwindling supply it's the major water source for israel jordan and syria but has been a source of dispute between them for decades and us policy or reports it's everyday
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citizens who are suffering the most. 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 their 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're going to 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
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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 triggering 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 streets it didn't say. the quantity i can say very clear. that we are taking exactly the oh my old respect through the is the location you were doing to. the celebrity
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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. police the r.t. in israel and jordan. still on the way not having a ball with a look why members transsexual community in the us say they suffer discrimination and i let down by the law. the new head of the united nations office on drugs and crime has promised to address the narcotics threat in afghanistan russian official said daughter of took over the key role last month our military analyst crucial things it's high time the war on narcotics 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
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international community he gains that narco terrorist threat that comes from afghanistan the russian voice has been mostly neglected by i said nato and international community so now it's point when russia has a unique opportunity to rid invigorated and to jumpstart the international efforts to build up and raise the world and wariness about the one and only threat that 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 keels ten times more civilian people in afghanistan and all across the world general petraeus has already arrived applause with he has written that your aid its efforts against the widespread corruption in afghanistan he's entitled her option
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efforts will be even more appreciated if he will also incorporate the war against corruption we have the war against drugs in afghanistan. that was our military analyst. and now let's take a look at. the six million dollars a russian bank manager. have been accused of siphoning funds from their employer in the credit card fraud. is ready to say i do again only this time in a rush you can find details on. stories online right now at r t v dot com. while violence against the transgender community in the united states remains at
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a high rate. the least understood and least legally protected minority civil rights laws in the u.s. protect against race religion and sex discrimination but leave gender discrimination aside as law and lyster reports transsexuals are fighting hard to gain equality. missing glamour to the job fit for a queen i mean i was. happy beautiful claim it was . i was here to have a good time with. it all that glitters. music called police to go direct when someone with no warning you think you cared for most transgender people were different police work until you know in the united states. for artfully
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phrase. i mean if you're far from dandy beth glenn used to be simply glenn that some people just have an air factor in accounts of the sort of thing though friends who have known her for decades say nothing's different now personality there 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 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 this very 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
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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 . 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. for the support of the queen i think if a person decides to change their bank to actually believe who they are i do think that it should be taken separately but it doesn't pay the bills it doesn't change
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the law if it's explicit the law then you what you do you'll have something like this happen the first place. and some of the parents is aside. unemployment and discrimination are still a drag for most transgender so most transgender people who get fired from their jobs. are deceptive or. grit their teeth so there are things i see the signs. more and lyster are. other stories around the world now pakistan has canceled major independence day celebrations as the country suffers its worst flooding in eighty years aid workers are scrambling to reach victims in far flung villages as hunger and disease spreads the united nations has confirmed cases of cholera in the northwest increasing public health concerns the country's prime minister says twenty million people are now homeless and around fifteen hundred have guy. a shooting outside
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a restaurant in the city of buffalo in new york state has left four dead and several injured witnesses say the victims were leaving a party when the gunfire erupted one man has been detained by police but they did not confirm if he was connected to the incident investigators are examining reports that an argument at a bar might have sparked this shooting. raging wildfires continue to plague portugal threatening. emergency services to their limit more than eight hundred firefighters are battling over thirty lives in the north where strong winds are fanning the flames police have so far left fifteen people. the country's president and prime minister their vacations to visit the. eleven people have died and over sixty are missing in devastating floods and landslides in china's sichuan province twenty thousand.
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have been affected with major highways damage the death toll and. more than twelve . months. and the china story we talk about the country's place on the world stage with a senior figure diplomatic that's coming up next.
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the world has been desoldering 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 growth 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 getty 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 traders economists over and over he did all the time because they have for a disproportionate between 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 cheney started reforms experts in russia or in other countries
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they used to save the economy turns a corner will be in trouble furious it will go down but somehow every time they manage to pull. one of the chinese yuan stron says of becoming the world's. reserve currency to be asked or talked to train news and ask this question a lot of some of them smile when they say because of course a long way to go as far as labor so concerned some of them use some of them already use this currency in some cases like mongolia like laos cambodia but to say that they can replace american dollar. for. the simple future unsureness of a boom boom they don't try to destroy dollar because then the standard put happens the whole world the column will go to pieces how big is china's role in global politics today. what are the major political challenges the country is now facing
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china as a permanent member of the u.n. security council and china is one of the greatest economy in the coming years 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 sold 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 it 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 and the united states the two superpowers collude and polite they try to work together with
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the same time they do have problems so i would describe in the same way no relations between china and the united states they depend on each other they understand it very well they depend the canonical of the political 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 are competitors america wants to be number one it tries to be number one it's been trying to do one for me is and china is a challenge a challenge is growing looking asia in the pacific japan south korea which elyse of the united states but they already have more trade with china than with the night of 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 she starts his day by here. what is what is said in the miserable in the chinese newspaper china is
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becoming more important for many countries to become more important or more dangerous for america it will it becomes more important and more dangerous china doesn't want to be in the american. interest and on many issues and they do have issues on where they collide it's taiwan issue japan's militaru role and there are some other issues and in addition to the field of americas 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. the suspect that americans interfere with internal affairs which we have leisure to build we have visions 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 and to build and support it but it's also american special services it's american government as you mentioned another sensitive issue with pressure on china from that actual community
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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 is being with china for centuries and to build it and they live ten times better than used to live. let's say the last century even thirty years ago and they have more freedom the biggest at the same time we don't know they have separatists and those subvert the sometimes a very warlike and they cause trouble for the chinese government so chinese has no choice but to try to stop them the station on the korean peninsula is hotting up just a while ago that your ass in 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 change you support and career in the korean. more than one hundred fifty if you consider the last one million people and of course
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they treasure those relations they want to. give to state allies of north korea 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 nuclear weapons but they do say cheney is 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 the issues in a peaceful way and chain you say that america should recognize north korea as an. independent country they don't have diplomatic relations so far and america should start political and economic relations with north korea and as
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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 part this again at the table and continue negotiations let's not talk about russia and china other two countries culprit saying or rather competing today i would say that corporate and work pretty much better than we cooperated ever before even when they were elyse in the few years we did have such a corporation as we have now and i think over the because our relationship based on the very solid basis first of all we we have the same. as far as the international system that said we wanted to be a multiple they wanted to the multiple not controlled by the united states or the west but based on the united nations. an international law and a collective decision for all countries of the world and it's very important this
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all to look at the world because it's the security of the country that's the way we feel but 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 left from history it's the border question and the military. engagements 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 the ideological differences and geopolitical differences and the board they should cetera et cetera we became us at another
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factor which helps to improve relations and to 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 threat but i replied to those people that back in the beginning of the twentieth century there were people in russia quite a few by the way politicians journalists writers who used to say that china is going to be threat number one through to russia in the twentieth century instead of this we did have two wars against our christian brothers in the west and we didn't fight chinese we didn't have a. world war with china the big war china's impressive economic growth has that mantle concerns across the country dealing with it and is a table today with us. i call what you call threat in china i would even say it's
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maybe a threat number one it's awful. trying to. seduce which because of coal mines some of them the whole cities and. not enough for what. not enough for many of the sinks which are available in the normal developed countries so it's extremely difficult issue and i don't know how the chinese are going to cope with it because if they put too much emphasis on a college or the economy is gross will go down and chinese cannot afford if the the gross is is not like it is now then 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 answer to that saying that well in twenty years everything's going to be over i'm not sure china today is among the world's most unequal societies there are
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many poor people living in china today how is the country doing with that while this is again the very big problem they are trying now as their leaders say that we should put much emphasis on the social situation on this social different sation. but again as i said the they do have to develop their opponent so. it's also the least it's very difficult situation we can see china is now facing many challenges they will 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 a struggle expected the collapse of the soviet union where a superpower one of the strongest so. countries in the world etc etc we have the developed economy to do cation etc and then we collapsed and.

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