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national health good to change every green lol he told him told them. he'll back a report calls on washington to own up to the vietnam war legacy of the deadly chemical agent orange which it has denied for decades. some was silent that's how the maker of the first atomic bomb described its detonation sixty five years ago which kicked off the cold war arms race changed global war forever. a sawmill who knew bollywood film starring bin laden spitting image takes a humorous look at the post nine eleven world.
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book costing from the heart of the russian capital this is r.t. welcome to the program the u.s. house of representatives has convened for a third time to discuss the impact of the deadly chemical agent orange during the vietnam war while the effects are still being felt to this day washington insists there's no evidence to link it to illnesses that continue to afflict later generations you may find some of the images in this report disturbing. i was born without it too late and missing a hand it is because of america's chemical war against her people in the jungles of vietnam that has left tran in these conditions she is a victim of agent orange second generation tran is one of many her story represents millions living in the shadows of a lasting legacy. these kids will never live
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a normal life their deformities physical signs of human decay and although their parents were not even born until after the vietnam war eighteen million gallons of the toxic herbicide sprayed through the jungles of south vietnam is still penetrating the d.n.a. of those being born today manmade marion said baked into still in our suffering. illness can show us the u.s. government has acknowledged agent orange is directly connected to the health ailments and defects that continue to plague the lives of vietnam war veterans for generations to come but the u.s. has worst used to make the same length for the millions of vietnamese war victims whose lives have been devastated as a result of agent orange they say that it has nothing to do with agent orange. i think that the u.s. for a minute has the reason to deny it. which is why delegations are here in washington following a report issued by lawmakers scientists and doctors calling on the u.s.
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government to own up to its agent orange legacy in vietnam today also people will stand me government records show nearly ninety five percent of all u.s. agent orange related aid is committed to efforts to contain and remove dioxin contamination we asked the justice for all the victims those fighting for justice in the case of the enemy's agent orange victims want the physical and psychological damages to be acknowledged if they etc they have to pay to come to say to form a mini instead of people. not only in nam but also in taking it to state and also to the country that a career like. a news event was the dark legacy left behind by the u.s. in vietnam is one with millions of human faces their struggle three decades in the making will not end with money from the u.s. government but it could ease the pain the u.s.
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has been ignoring scented dumped a monsanto manufactured agent orange in these jungles jan hoffa's washington d.c. . from the campaign group vietnam agent orange relief says the use of chemicals during the vietnam war was responsible for humanitarian crisis and that victims should continue to fight for justice and compensation. well unfortunately the chemical that keeps on killing they oxen is probably the most toxic substance known to science and so there's a number of ways that people have young people who weren't even born during the war have been affected one is they may live in a toxic so that you can fish they fell they get in the water but the even more common way is that it it's transmitted genetically through the fatty tissue in the genes a number of years ago of course it took some time for people to figure out was going on then the u.s. veterans had to fight for justice and compensation and they're still fighting in
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other children and grandchildren beginning to fight and i think there's been a great amount of understanding and mutual assistance and sympathy between the u.s. what was exposed and the vietnamese people exposed so we just sent a veterans delegation there's been a lot of projects going back and forth and i think that the sort of humanitarian toll of the fact that the american public health association in two thousand and seven passed the policy statement saying this is a public health crisis that lawmakers are going to vietnam church people are going to vietnam veterans have been going for a long time friends have been taking the lead and making the statement that this is something the facts and so on we have to solve the together we're trying to achieve justice for agent orange victims in vietnam clean up of the land systems for the children and grandchildren of u.s. vets still suffering from agent orange and for the forgotten population the vietnamese american kids and grandkids whose parents fought on the u.s. side but have been completely abandoned so we're here to talk to our legislators to
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tell them that this is an issue that the american veterans and the american people in general care a lot about and that together we're going to make sure that our congress does the right thing and we've got indications on this trip that they're very interested and there's a lot of willing to say yes you know we've this is happened we've played a part and now we should do the right thing and make it you know make it right. pakistan has been good you indian film that stalls and been could like the. the country's censor board has objected to the portrayal of the world's most wanted man saying it could trigger a terrorist attack canceling meets the people behind the film asks is the world ready for post nine eleven humor. this could well be the biggest scoop of my career interviewing the world's most wanted terrorist however this man does not have a twenty five million dollar reward on his head in fact he's not bin laden but an actor in a bollywood bin ladin all without you lot in but just in case you think this is
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a movie glorifying a terrorist it is a general sort of. biography it's a film which is on the. verge of in london happens we get it and this is a fair number of feet below the. using it's not intended to vote offensive in any way and anybody from anybody is going to enjoy this from i can get into that it's a comedy set in pakistan where a young journalist is fixated with going to america and he decided to stick it to get there is an interview with osama bin laden so he goes about creating a fake or. using a lookalike. they had to keep the twenty five year old actor under wraps to prevent making the film. i had gone to shopping mall in noida to promote this film and there was a commotion there a crowd of more than a hundred people gathered so will fall in this to impede i was scared can wait to
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attack me but nothing like it happened they wanted to shake my hand and take my autograph so i signed with love someone. who plays the journalist is a pakistani singer and this is his debut film how does it feel acting in an indian film set in pakistan. or would greatly appreciated be a scene. people enjoy them. so i mean to see. something very refreshing and new for them so that. i get to hear back home that people are very excited to see the movie that let's see how it's going to be. you have a box and playing in it and all of a box i mean it's about certain lot of interesting factors. but the selling point of this movie. and you can't have a look alike without. the part in.
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america there will be retribution just an evil actions you have committed in the countries like iraq and afghanistan so these you will have to pay a heavy price. when i first heard about this film i thought it was going to be a beautification but actually it's quite irrelevant in the way pakistanis and muslims are looked at with suspicion in the west today and how the media could be fooled into believing something that doesn't exist i think this thing could do well in south asia but western audiences would probably be a good sense of humor to appreciate the message got and c r g. now on the surface it appears to be a world of glamorous events beautiful people but in reality it carries a reputation of sexual abuse and violence. and increasing popularity so you do any rights activists. correspondent just a few minutes. now it was an event that would mark the beginning of the
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atomic age sixty five years ago a test code named trinity would see the u.s. win the race to produce a nuclear weapon and they're spending. more than twenty billion dollars trying to beat scientific efforts of its rival parties dennys polaski explores the remaining relics of the u.s.s.r. push for atomic supremacy. it was the culmination of the manhattan project the first american nuclear explosive device nicknamed the gadget went off in new mexico just weeks before devastating the japanese city of hiroshima many including the godfather of the atomic bomb j. robert oppenheimer were terrified by the power of the deadly mushroom cloud people . people were. the echo of that blast carried far beyond the atlantic and the soviet union
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experiments with nuclear energy were on the way too but just like the us and this research institute on the black sea coast the main rules were played by german scientists. this used to be a top secret nuclear facility but aside from these lines the entrance was guarded by soviet soldiers the lab was hidden deep inside a posse a subtropical paradise. three hundred germans top nuclear physicists their assistants family members and even personal chefs were brought to this clue's compound in a pause by the order of joseph stalin in one nine hundred forty five the nazis were famous for their highly developed nuclear research programs so after world war two moves german physics and chemistry professors at almost no other option but to work for either moscow or washington if fierce competition between the us the saw in america to get hold of nuclear weapons was on and even though the us were the first
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to successfully carry out a nuclear test their rivals caught up pretty quickly chess if your party of the bullets are going to german city are thoroughly analyzed the us media reports about the blasts even from there were able to say what had to be done next. alexander is a veteran of the sukhumi research institute he says many people here remember the time the germans successfully accomplished their mission and were let go by the soviet authorities in the nine hundred fifty s. he's showing us the four thousand book library with rare physics digests and german the office where head professor used to work and the equipment hell left for russian scientists. this machine is called the spectrograph it's a high definition device a very precise one even when the germans left are saying to us used to get great results with this equipment. but the rest of the building were german physicists
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used to work on the soviet a bomb is totally deserve it all lines are disconnected and now days people rarely visit these dark hole ways sixty years after the beginning of the nuclear era. hidden among the bamboo trees still holds many secrets and the story of german scientists behind the soviet union's very own project manhattan is just one of them . across the. french police have arrested three ethnic chechens and have charged them with having links with a terrorist network russian officials say they belong to the group that by infamous terrorist leader maarouf it's been reported that those under arrest had firearms and explosives and a map of moscow with martin k. shoes of possible attacks from our officers at one of the most of them to the russians the north caucasus innocently as he came to sponsibility organizing the attacks on the moscow metro system last march he's also suspected of many other
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attacks and bombings across the country in june in washington ten of them to the list of international terrorists. now let's take you on some other news in brief from around the world this hour at least twenty people have been killed and dozens injured in a twin suicide attack outside one of the major mosques in southeastern iran among the dead are members of the revolutionary guard explosion happened when she worshipers came to mark the birthday of the prophet muhammad's grandson no one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. after almost three months an oil leak in the gulf of mexico has temporarily been stopped over b.p. the oil company responsible for the accident says it's too early to label the situation a success it's now checking if a new cap installed earlier this week can hold or oil without it blowing another leak environmental disaster happened in april after the deepwater horizon rig
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exploded and so far seven hundred million liters of oil into the sea. goldman sachs one of the world's most famous investment banks has been handed a record fine of five hundred fifty million dollars u.s. financial watchdog group is charged with defrauding customers or maybe progress as a u.s. housing market faulted many analysts say the firm got off lightly that despite the record fine the company shares rose by. point five percent making a profit of three and a half billion dollars in the first three months of this year their. escort agency is popular among wealthy russians come under attack by activists in the business is dangerous for the women involved they believe the women who are paid to mix in high society often face sexual abuse and violence. single and in need of beautiful company events you need to attend as
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a couple but you don't have your plus one there are people willing to help with that the beauty of the escort business is they provide you with a choice of glamorous educated multilingual women will be more than happy to grace your side at any important event but many believe this business is not just skin deep. the girls who are engaged in this so-called escort services get sexually abused a lot more often than prostitutes because no one tells them they will have to perform sexual favors or who they will be passed on to sometimes the client who booked an escort will simply bring the girl to use own clients who would be user. however women who are employed by escort services seem keen to disprove this notion the limit is an escort and she does not worry about her safety at all so this is the those we make clients we show them like girls are educated attractive and teligent
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and people enjoy our company but that hasn't been a time when i felt scared or concerned about my safety lines up and if the girl feels unsafe she can always leave some not wanting it still she says she wouldn't tell her boyfriend about her chosen profession because too often it is confused with prostitution and many say with good reason. all kinds of support for business meetings claims the website of one escort agency but the pictures that accompany the statement certainly don't show any support and hand at a very illegal business some believe this business can even get you killed. a russian newspaper journalist went undercover for six months as an escort what she saw certainly wasn't the fairy tale promised in that. when i was working as an escort i got invited to an interview with two very trendy influential man this was pretty normal thing so i wasn't scared but when the men came out to
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the loony kid i got worried and those sudden he grabbed me and tried to force me to perform a sexual act a bit him and jumped off a balcony to ski and there scored agency owner called me and started screaming at me calling me a fat for ruining your engine says relations with such an important client. you know islam was lucky others weren't. there. they never talk about what they've gone through these girls only they get really drunk the lucky ones simply get raped like you once end up in hospital and they never complain because if you do a very unpleasant accident can happen like a hit and run boom and your dad. according to complain is the one thing these girls cannot afford to do. i remember a girl who told the truth about her life in a t.v. interview about how they get raped beaten forced to hand over all their money and
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the people that edited the documentary didn't change her voice or cover her face or anything a few days after the documentary aired she was found killed me. so the glamour and the money are very real but the danger is even more so. r t moscow. the mongolian presidency is taking a dive into the world's deepest lake baikal using a state of the art mini sub the russian and scientific research vessel male one was used during the filming of the blockbuster movie titanic they were also the first submersibles to perform an unmanned descent to the seabed to the north pole the president's dive is expected to reach a depth of four hundred meters make that's more than one thousand six hundred meters deep this point. well record hot weather has left people across russia sizzling in what could be the hottest to die in the country from the century but as many two water cooled off the emergencies ministry is also reporting
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a dramatic increase in number of people drowning within the last week alone fourteen people drowned in the rivers and winds of central russia officials say alcohol and swimming in down there is not equipped for rescues in recent combination russian seas ministry has deployed many lifeguards and boats to deal with the increased danger of hot weather has also sparked many fires up to five hundred being reported daily across the country. but as a heat wave continues to grip russia many muscovites are heading for the capital's parks and there's no better visually stunning way to reach your destination and moscow's legendary metro salty's modern under discovered. but look here my turn here is one of the busiest in the world with out about eighty maybe he really is using this underground system every day. not just another rubber troll simply for the most impressive architectural monuments of the soviet era it's ground and breathtaking and it was billed as
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a visual proof of the socialist state our. lives . you can watch more squats metro exploration the next hour here on out now the business news is next with. time for the latest business news hello and welcome to the program engineering giant siemens has put flesh and bones of russia's mortifies ation dr off to a huge deal to provide the country with state of the art technology trains and wind turbines present that if and chancellor angela merkel noted in yet it didn't work that business was booming between the two countries reports. siemens fixes its position as one of the top foreign investors in russia it will build two hundred
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forty multan trains in the country to replace creaking regional stalk europe's biggest engineering group will help to produce wind turbines cutting the country's dependence on oil and gas siemens also agreed to join russia's joint new silicon valley being built at school near moscow the multi billion euro deal comes as president richard madrid if asked for help to pull the economy out of its backwardness you might manage to get let me draw your attention to the point that germany is number one in the list of russia's parliament switch and we have always worked doing here in creating new technologies really over one hundred years and we have perfect economic relations three years ago siemens was convicted of paying droids to a lucrative contracts in russia today's make a deal was signed on the back of the close personal friendship between the leaders of the two states business leaders say a shift to more legitimate ways of earning influence it's very hard for anybody to
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engage in bribery nowadays this might take more time and more resources on the other side in order to have success but i would assume that talking about foreign investors bribery let's say and buy more and more out if it is being done at this time at all it's a radical difference from just a few years ago when russia's leadership admitted it was impossible to do business without backhanders summits like the one here in the urals a helping russia to shed its soviet image that applies not just to the products but the way it goes about producing them to then a bushel business out see you catherine back. the main group of petroleum exporters has approved its forecast for russia's oil supply for twenty ten opec says the export and internal supplies of russian kurds are expected to everett's around ten million barrels a day organizations says there is an increasing demand for oil from countries like
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russia in particular this relates to the new russian blend supply from east to asia russian crude is becoming more attractive in the market pushing pressure on the opec oil the oil cartel expects global demand will grow wrong one cent next year. let's take check on the markets first to asia where they're trading in the red as a drop in the u.s. factory output fueled concerns of the pace of recovery in the world's biggest economy the nikkei is down more than three percent of the hank saying it's fucked. and here in russia the r.t.s. has started fry this trading session in the blacks like they're recovering from thursday's losses so you have to guess managed to lose more than two percent from the start of the trading session on the archer yes then the world's nickel is down almost one percent for my success will swap. big stage owned companies and rush on not coming up with enough innovative products that's the verdict of the managing
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director of pricewaterhouse coopers center of innovation. all correspondent caught up with him at the international forum of industry and in the patient in the worlds . we interviewed that some one hundred of the largest companies in russia so it wasn't a smaller perhaps more innovative start ups but it's a large sum of the largest one billion dollars minimum size no a forty percent ever produced innovative new product over the last two years so the good news is that that's forty percent the bad news is over a two year period for large companies it really should be closer to ninety percent so when we looked at. who was actually doing that and what were the companies what the nature of the companies were doing more innovating in the major companies and more companies that were subsidiaries of international organizations were more likely to be innovating. russian companies that sell in the international markets are more likely to be innovating. like russian companies
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a cell just domestically or had state ownership. were less likely to innovate so there's some sense there about what is what is what drives innovation do you believe in russia potential to build it in the paper copy them all still seem a lot to cut it for now if they come that way russia has to have patience because all of these very successful regions they didn't it wasn't like overnight they became a huge success so it was sometimes decades at least a decade and almost every now and then russia because they need to be patient they should really look a little beyond you know what's the big hot new thing now or in the next year but sort of look at trends around science and innovation that are still sort of the pretty competitive level where you can bring multinational companies together with russian scientists and engineers and focus on solving major problems. the hero is losing its popularity in russia while the dollar is becoming more
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attractive russia's central bank says the amount of your assault by the citizens has increased by nine percent in may to the highest level since two thousand and four meanwhile that sales of dollars declined by eight percent and lists blame the debt crisis in europe and save most russians still prefer saving in rubles. well that's all we have time for now but if you want to get more news right now you can log onto our web site r t v dot com slash business.
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