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with a look back at the week's top stories and the latest developments this is r.t. in moscow good to have you with us a scientific clash over the cause and treatment of aids is unfolding as a major conference on the disease takes place in vienna a group of over two thousand doctors claim the official theory that the hiv virus leads to aids is wrong they also say their views are being ignored by a mainstream backed by big pharmaceutical companies already sarah ferguson more now from the austrian capital. they're questioning the validity of the common assumptions that are often associated with hiv and aids and they also question the traditional means of treatment with the with the aids with the drugs treatment not some of the more specific questions that they've raised in the last couple of days prior to the official conference and they've been holding their own talks things
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like the accuracy of the hate hiv test a person's defined as having a if they develop one of the twenty nine a finding diseases those are things such as pneumonia and. and as well as that have positive hiv so a positive or negative hiv test community if it's between so on being diagnosed with pneumonia or being diagnosed with aids if they're calling into question the reliability of the importance another thing they've been talking about is about the safety and effectiveness of the aids drug treatment now for more on this we can hear from journalist jane shenton from the community resource foundation and he spoke to us about some conventional treatment has actually caused the death of a whole generation of young gay men in america when they were on the high doses of aids their t. that is well documented not one single young man or woman and there were
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a few women who took the high doses of aids their d. has survived many many others have survived who haven't taken the antiviral and many have survived who have taken antivirals at times to damp down what essentially is an immune suppression for many many different reasons so it's extremely important to be challenging this hypothesis which of course is tied up with hundreds and billions of thousands of dollars of international money which have led to absolutely no result the people that are here at this conference today and over the next week they're extremely reluctant to even enter into a discussion about these alternative views. we've been trying to talk to some of the people that are here but they're really focused on the agenda of this conference and they're saying that this conference is about drawing together the best of the medical minds in the global community and really focusing on ways in which provide universal access to hiv prevention which is what they're all here for
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as he said they're not even really willing to enter into a discussion with only my colleague on his head but spoke to two experts currently in vienna and bernstein from the global each i.v. vaccine enterprise and judy on the sucker a doctor who questions the official h i v h theory. and nobody could give me the paper. he is isolated in the way scientists. are asking for it since the seventy years since the seventy's the other thing is that there exist doesn't exist any paper that shows if a chevy is existing how it is doing a it's in the spatial situation is there data is a fully different thing is in the western countries so-called western countries and the so-called development cost in countries in africa. south america and so on so it is it doesn't fit in
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a normal virus disease because viruses only you can make very few things they are not so intelligent to do so many things it doesn't fit in a viral cause ok let's say mr best seen that what's your reaction to that yeah. well a couple of points the first point to win races has never been isolated well that's simply not true the virus has been isolated it's been molecularly cloned using d.n.a. cloning technologies it's been sequenced literally thousands of times from different individuals infected with the virus and so simply isn't ever an isolated secondly. nor most of the virus causes of you know deficiency is also not true we know very well how each of the works i would say that it is true that a chevy is cloned thousands of times but cloning means to take
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something from a clone if it is a clone you have to have the original and original is never never shown in any paper. what with you twenty four hours a day here in the russian capital still to come on the program been lucky to get the bollywood treatment. a new indian comedy featuring a look like of the world's most of the tourists fugitive is burned in pakistan but it's producers say the film carries a message of peace rather than hatred. also still to come the victims of the deadly chemical weapon agent orange are calling on washington to make a bit of knowledge once about the toxic legacy of the. first eleven people have been killed and fourteen injured after a bus plunged off a cliff in a mountainous area in the republic of south ossetia the bus was on its way to russia's southern city of logic of chaos the crash happened on the trans caucasian
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highway connecting russia's republic of north and south ossetia and georgia the russian emergencies ministry's the bus plunged over sixty meters the driver is among those injured and he's in critical condition it's not clear at this stage what caused the crash this week russian security services broke up a suspected terrorist cell in the southern republican dagestan in the homes of six arrested women one of them just fifteen years old they found suicide belts disguises and wills two men were also detained one of whom is linked to the deadly moscow metro blasts in march. this report. so young but deemed old enough one of the alleged terrorists in the russian republic of the good stuff is just fifteen years old that according to officials did not stop her from taking part in planning terrorist attacks she and the other woman were allegedly trained by their husbands. my late husband left the guns here i've held
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a gun i know how to fire one but i've never done it i know how to use a grenade to. it's hello i'm fifteen years old and you go guns in the house i even help them pay to ram them and then put them back they all say their handling of the weapons was just curiosity but the wills suicide belts and elements of disguise found in their homes seem to tell a different story the childish handwriting and hearts make it hard to believe these women were capable of the deadly deeds their queues of many psychologists worldwide however believe it is easier to set women on such a destructive course because they are more vulnerable. to terrorists disgraced these women raped them deprive them of a better future in the muslim society of the caucasus there psychologically shattered and are left with no other choice but to become cannon fodder one of the men detained in the same raid is accused of something even more tangible than
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planning future attacks bring to moscow the two female suicide bombers who in march two thousand and ten set off explosions in the metro the two blasts within twenty minutes of each other took place during morning rush hour forty people died and nearly two hundred more were injured russia's anti-terrorist committee is still searching for others involved in the deadly attacks with these latest arrests officials say they are one step closer to finding not only the executers but the mastermind behind the entire operation people to. the comforting you to maintain their innocence to terrorists. believes it has more than enough that it's to make its case that's it is our arts boss. and just a few days later three ethnic chechens were arrested in france and charged with conspiring with terrorists moscow says they belong to the group led by infamous militant leader model of the arrests took place after the french police have been
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tipped off by russian security services suspect reportedly had firearms explosives and a map of moscow with more locations of possible targets they believe to be linked to one of the most wanted militant leaders would suspect the connections with al qaida the model who claimed responsibility for organizing the deadly mosque in metro blast in march is also blamed for many other attacks across russia in june u.s. also put him on a wanted list of international terrorists. iranian nuclear scientist who claims he was kidnapped by the cia and held in the u.s. for fourteen months returned home on thursday shahram amiri says he was tortured to give up information about iran's nuclear program he also claims he was asked to confess to being an intelligence agent so that the u.s. could swap him for three americans held in iran on charges of espionage washington denies this american media meanwhile reported that the merely had been a u.s. spy for years before the image kidnapped. artist receive preserved looks into the
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case. the looming question in this case how did the iranian scientists sure amiri get to the united states one person has already answered that question sure amiri himself but his answers completely contradict one another in this video a man who says he's sure amiri says he's in tucson arizona and was kidnapped by agents from the cia and saudi arabian intelligence agency which he claims he was tortured a few hours later though this video is released a man who looks the same and also says he is sure amiri claims he is here to further his education the us. state department seems to agree with that statement he is here of his own volition and he has chosen to return to iran of his own volition that is how we do things here in the united states we didn't we didn't seize him and bring him here they were not preventing him from returning to
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iran this building is the pakistani embassies office representing iranian interests the old iranian embassy in washington sits empty because there's no longer a diplomatic relationship between the united states and iran according to reports coming out of iran for amiri arrived here monday night he told those inside he was quote brought here by his captors and demanded an immediate return to iran but i was told that if i would confess they could swap me for three american spies who had been detained at the iran iraq border they said that this was a common process between countries intelligence agencies and that i wouldn't have any problems as media outlets waited outside for a glimpse of something those at the state department press briefing bickered about what this all means of other than knowledge that he has put videos up on the on you tube from time to time i actually have no knowledge about what he's been doing since he's been here in the states proof here of chaos in a case of the man shrouded in mystery with potentially far reaching implications
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for relations between the united states and iran and an outcome that is still unknown in washington christine for south r t. coming up here on r.t. for in just a moment a religious controversy a clash between the church and artistic exhibition leads to accusations of a return to soviet style censorship. but first from the nature of russia germany relations were on show when chancellor angela merkel's visited president medvedev this week the leaders in a light hearted mood seemed keen to push forward the latest trend in international relations berger diplomacy. let me draw your attention to the fact that germany is number one on the list of russia's partners we have long time relations which have not been spoiled even by difficult chapters in our history. when it comes to russia and germany's relations with other countries it's not like in school where you have
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just one friend we can have many friends germany and russia have their own issues they're completely different in nature to transatlantic problems it's useful for us to be able to discuss them together the room for dialogue doesn't exist in the same degree with president obama as a does between us but the u.s. relationship is still very important and i think president medvedev also would like to read to read that this conference is no way should signalize about relationship with president obama. well we have two options either the three of us go in each somehow megas or we'd rather treat our friend barack obama to some kind of european cuisine. the same as i think the burger will taste best for me. there were also jokes about paul the psychic world cup octopus predicting germany's defeat suggesting be mystic brother have been served up for dinner the night before but amid the smiles the two leaders did get some business done with
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a key deal with my tech firm siemens and on the number of agreements germany's agreed to provide russia with a range of technology including trains and wind turbine this is a state of emergency has been declared in central russia where a severe drought is ravaging crops that devastating dry spell is turning normally rich farmland into little more than a desert our correspondent sean thomas went to the republic of chief last year just one of the many regions suffering. a natural disaster is taking place in central russia painstakingly slow in the making but impossible to stop unseasonably high temperatures and extended periods without rain are leaving farmers without the possibility of a harvest moon. you see because of the unprecedented drought the crops are not laid and they are empty the plants are underdeveloped they are good neither for grain nor for livestock treat we have harvested almost everything by now and it only covers about half of what we need. is one of sixteen regions along the volga and
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urals that have declared a state of emergency an area more than twice the size of switzerland which faces losing a billion dollars this year this field of summer wheat should be about chest high on me in a rich lush green color but in fact right now it's dead withered and yellow and the ground itself is dusty and pretty much worthless at this point now it's true that the drought has affected crops but it's also affecting the people who live here negatively. we have a problem. yes a problem dripping at the base of. no no no no it's drawing the wells and many of the villages that run dry forcing those who live here to make long tracks to a nearly dry river bed for water such conditions have locals concerned about their survival this is the size of the potato we have nothing else. no food for people means even less food for animals causing farmers to take drastic measures just to
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make ends meet. mr to move. we are already thinking about reducing our cattle stock we are selling this year's calves to individuals which we are also thinking about sending under-performing cows those who yield less than five to ten liters of milk to the slaughterhouse but the situation however is further complicated by the fact that meat prices have dropped already. leaving many to hope for government intervention and financial support so they can. by. thomas r. t. . well moscow is in the midst of the hottest july week for almost fifty years on saturday the mercury hit thirty five degrees centigrade which is that munty five degrees fahrenheit and the sizzling temperatures are forecast to sot even further but one consequence of this record breaking summer is an increase in the number of people drowning across the country and the georgia victims seeking relief from the heat in lakes and rivers and firefighters are also being kept busy
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battling almost. wildfires in the. wherever you are in the world tell us what you think is the best way to deal with soaring temperatures you can log onto our t.v. dot com and let us know. let's have a look at the reaction so far well the majority of you say that you're walking around in your underwear to beat the heat and i'm sure that's not happening here in the newsroom here at r.t. a small amount of votes are split between those who prefer to stick their head in the fridge and those turning the air conditioner and the minority stock up on ice cubes to drink so what's your method to keep cool if it's hot where you are. in the top story section good to hear from.
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the u.s. is really is confidential documents on the vietnam war showing bitter divisions among white house officials at the time of the conflict it comes as hearings were held in the house of representatives on the impact of the deadly chemical weapon agent orange victims want the u.s. government to fully acknowledge the chemicals toxic legacy you may find some of the images in his report disturbing. i was born with and with 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 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 toxic herbicide spray through the jungles of south vietnam is still penetrating the
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d.n.a. of those being born today and man a marion said to baked into still lack and are suffering from internet space ok to 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 refused 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. government 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. 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
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contamination we asked the justice for all the victims those fighting for justice in the case of the enemies agent orange victims want the physical and psychological damages to be acknowledged with. the dark legacy left behind by the u.s. in vietnam is one with millions of human face. says 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. has been ignoring scented dump to monsanto manufactured agent orange in these jungles jan hoffer's r t washington d.c. . in the next hour in our two special report looking at the stories of four u.s. soldiers haunted by the time on the battlefield in court between the judy and their humanity. did i kill innocent. allies or call this of course and that's never a. knock
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on the shop and that's costco with me i think of it every day. i still have the flashback tried to memorise. a semi-circle a long time are you serious right now. i was assured. i was ashamed that i. i was ashamed that i hadn't been a hero why i got my arm i got my way. and the modern. world would still be out of order to. get out of the me where i was born i was right thing. that i was a good soldier. but you know most soldier on the other side and i think i'm just.
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too organizers of a controversial all take submission here in moscow have been found guilty of inciting were they just hatred the prosecutors said the show called for but not insulted human dignity but many of us say the decision is simply a return to soviet era censorship welty stacey bivins has more. a gross a million or an artistic license when these images went on display in two thousand and seven they house wage russia's religious community and they put the curator and the museum director and the middle of a nasty tug of war over freedom of expression and ultranationalist thousand complaint and so began a fourteen month trial on charges of inciting religious hatred through controversial works of cricket it was not the church that initiated this prosecution roger but the people who were offended. but i mean this to prove to the yard that this exhibit was offensive towards believers and insight into religious
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hatred throughout the trial artists rights activists journalists and opposition members were fiercely fought to have the charges dropped warning that such attempts at censorship could lead to the return of soviet era constraints dictated by conservative and politically powerful. that's this preferred most likely is an attempt to apply censorship to art it's a field where things are allowed it doesn't harm the public if anyone disagrees they're free not to watch both despite russia's cultural minister insisting the artist did not cross the red line of law the judge disagreed finding the pair guilty and fining them around twelve thousand dollars. today the court discovered a new type of ideological crime one that criticizes the church state as a secular one but many exhibit of artworks where religious symbols are used in a non-religious context expressing other ideas for his band the judge in the case called the artwork a gross and of sense of humiliation to the viewer
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a sense of human dignity that she came short of handing down a prison sentence for the pair still they impose fives have some wondering if artistic freedom will be replaced by a church imposed danders stacie that r.t. . censors have also been at work in pakistan this week a new body would comedy featuring bin laden look alike has been burned authorities were worried that a comic depiction of the world's most wanted man could trigger terrorist attacks karen saying want to ask those behind the indian comedy if the world is really ready for post nine eleven humor. this could well be the bigger school year 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 is not. but an actor in a bollywood for. or without you. but just in case you think this is a movie glorifying a terrorist it is
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a. biography it's a film which is a. beloved and happens to be a very very important character and this is a fair number of. using it's not intended to in any way and anybody from any part of the world is going to enjoy this from i can guarantee you that it's a comedy set in pakistan where the young journalist is fixated with going to america and he decided to stick it to get an interview with osama bin laden so he goes about creating the fake. using. they had to keep that. under wraps to prevent making the film. i had gone to a shopping mall in noida to promote this film and there was a commotion there a crowd of more than a hundred people gathered some were falling in this time pete i was scared they might attack me but nothing like it happened they wanted to shake my hand and take
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my autograph so i signed with love a summer. elisa who plays the journalist is a pakistani singer and this is did you film how does it feel acting in an indian film set in pakistan and in pakistan bollywood films of greatly appreciated there seen. people enjoy them so i mean to see your pakistani in a bollywood film is something very refreshing and new for them but pakistan's firm censors have banned the movie saying it mocks security agencies or some of bin laden and screening it in public could trigger violence the film's distributors in pakistan call it a message of peace and not appealing the ban but sort of i thought it was a nice film there's a lot of good humor from the name it sounds like a serious film but actually it turned out quite different it's full of great jokes . that he achieved definitely quite a good film people will definitely like it's mind vice to them is to come and watch
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it and they will like it there's nothing here that will incite people to violence and. the selling point of this film is osama bin laden but it's very tongue in cheek. to act the part in and. i challenge you america there will be retribution old in just an evil actions you have committed in the countries like iraq and afghanistan for these you will have to pay a heavy price when i first heard about this film i thought it was going to be a glorification of terrorists but actually it's quite irrelevant subtile 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 film could do well in south asia but western audiences would probably be a good sense of humor to appreciate the message got and saying r.t. . when i'll be back with headlines when just a couple of minutes here on r.t. do stay with us for that.
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lot from a studio in central moscow this is on to top stories now the skeptics challenge traditional theories behind a fence as thousands of scientists and politicians in vienna to discuss how to prevent the spread of the disease. russian security services broke up a suspected terrorist cell in the cell the republic of dagestan this week including a man linked to the deadly moscow metro text to see. an iranian nuclear scientist who claims he was kidnapped and held by the cia in the u.s. for more than a year returns home to the still there in the street with reports in america that he was spying for washington. russia remains in the sweltering grip of a heat wave some regional suffering a severe drought some left almost without a moment's.


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