tv [untitled] RT July 18, 2010 3:00pm-3:30pm EDT
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 r.t. sarah firth as 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 aid 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 like the accuracy of the hate hiv test now 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 test positive for hiv so a positive or negative hiv test community if it's between so on being diagnosed with ammonia or being diagnosed with aids so they're calling into question the reliability of this very important 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 of the spoke to us about the 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 and tea that is well documented not one single young man or woman and there were 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 as he said they're not even really willing to enter into a discussion. with only my colleague on a separate spoke to two experts currently in vienna ellen burstyn from the global
h.i.v. vaccine enterprise and also julie on the psycho she's a doctor who questions the official hiv aids 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. shows if a chevy is existing how it is doing a into space situation to use their data is a fully different thing as in the western countries so-called western countries and the so-called developing cost in countries in africa. south america and so on so it is it doesn't fit in the norm of virus disease because a virus is only can make a very few things they are not so intelligent to do so many things it doesn't fit
in a viral cause ok let's see this is what's your reaction to that yeah. well a couple of points the first point that. has never been isolated well that's simply not true the virus has been isolated it's been molecular cuomo 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 on our soil and secondly. nor knows how the virus causes of you know deficiency is also not true we know very well how each of you works now let's just hear from dr spock of the can i would say that it's true that hiv is cloned thousands of times but cloning means to take something from a clone if it is
a clone you have to have the original and original is never never shown in any paper. people have been killed in that the. twelve in journal for a bus plunged off a cliff in a mountainous region of south ossetia the bus was on its way to russia's southern city of logic of currents when it left the road and fell over sixty meters traffic officials say the crash may have been caused by bad driving as it's believed the bus was trying to overtake a lorry at the time it happened on the trans caucasian highway connecting russia's republic of north and south with georgia the driver is among those injured and he's in critical condition. this week russian security services broke up a suspected terrorist cell in these southern republican. in the homes of six arrested women one of them just fifteen years old they found suicide belts disguises and will two men were also detained one of whom is linked to the deadly moscow metro blast in march or to his captors are ever more us. so young
but deemed old enough one of the alleged terrorist teams in the russian republic of the gets them 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 a gun i know how to fire one but i've never done it i know how to use a grenade to. 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 but different story the childish handwriting and hearts make it hard to believe these women were capable of the deadly deeds their cues do have 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 their psychologically shattered in our lives 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 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 but 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 take up the stump continue to maintain their innocence but the terrorist committee believes it has more than
enough that it's to make its case that's it is it. possible. 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 the infamous militant leader of the rest of place after the french police had been tipped off by russian security services the suspect reportedly had far arms explosives and a map of moscow with locations of possible targets there believed to be linked to doc omar of one of the most wanted militant leaders with suspected connections with al qaeda more often claimed responsibility for organizing the deadly moscow metro blast in march is also blamed for many other attacks across russia. u.s. also put him on a wanted list of international terrorists. an iranian nuclear scientist who claims he was kidnapped by the cia and held in the u.s. for fourteen months returned home on thursday. 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 a mini had been a u.s. spy for years working undercover a university in tehran artie's christine for example looks into the case. the looming question in this case how did the iranian scientists or rama miri 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. says he's in tucson arizona and was kidnapped by agents from the cia and saudi arabian intelligence agency 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 u.s. state department seems to agree with that statement he is here of his own
volition that 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 iraq this building is the pakistani embassies office representing iranian interests the old iranian embassy in washington sits empty because there is 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. 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 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 fear of chaos in a case of the man shrouded in mystery with potentially far reaching implications for relations between the united states and iran and an outcome that is still unknown in washington christine for is now r t. welcome to you live from the russian capital twenty four hours a day this is r.t. still to come in the program the indian government apologizes for the deadly bhopal gas leak one activist among us blamed for the disaster over twenty five years ago is brought to justice. and you clear a sixty five years since the first successful atomic test r.t.e. looks back at the history of nuclear bomb development on both sides of the atlantic . the friendly nature of russia germany relations was on show when chancellor
angela merkel visited president medvedev this week the leaders in a light hearted mood seem keen to push forward the latest trend in international relations burger 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 has relations with other countries it's not like in school where you have 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 mogas 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. and there are also jokes about paul the psychic world cup octopus predicting germany's defeat event of suggesting the mystic mollusks brother had been served up for dinner the night before but amid the smiles the two leaders did get some business done germany has agreed to provide russia with a range of technology including trains and wind turbines with siemens playing a major role. a state of emergency has been declared in central russia where severe drought is ravaging crops a devastating dry spell is turning normally rich farmland into little more than a desert a correspondent sean thomas went to the republic of 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 which. you see because of the unprecedented drought the crops are not late and they are empty the plants are underdeveloped they are good neither for grain nor for livestock feed 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 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 in 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 no water yes
a problem dripping at the base during a premier value look no no no water it's dry the wells and many of the villages have 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. no food for people means even less food for animals causing farmers to take drastic measures just to make ends meet. mr to move. we are already thinking about reducing our cattle stock we are selling this year's calves to individuals we are also thinking about sending under-performing cows those are you less than five to ten liters of milk to the slaughterhouse 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 get by. thomas.
while moscow's in the midst of the hottest july week for almost fifty years on saturday the mercury hit thirty five degrees centigrade which is ninety five degrees fahrenheit the sizzling temperatures the full cost to soar even further one consequence of this record breaking summer is an increase in the number of people dryly across russia the majority of victims seeking relief from the heat and lakes and rivers and have also been kept busy battling almost a thousand nationwide. and by the way you wherever you are in the world maybe tell us what you think is the best way to deal with soaring temperatures log onto a website is www dot com. how you cope with it all we can see on screen then the majority of us forty eight percent say it will be around in your underwear to beat the heat and a small amount of votes of turning. up we can see then also sixteen percent. for cool drinks and seemingly desperate to the northeast sticking their heads in the fridge to keep cool and hope around the world voted in the top story section
because it came from. four gas leaking from a pesticide factory in the indian city above par caused a chemical disaster that killed thousands even today the toxic consequences of being felt the indian government has now admitted it was wrong to secretly dump toxic waste but of charan singh found out activists want to hear from the american company that owned the plant. b.b. john lives opposite the old union carbide plant granddaughter mozzie like many other children in the neighborhood was born with birth defects she may look four years old but she's actually seven if. she was born this way she can talk
properly and she's seven years old we've tried to treat her and have taken her to all the hospitals we can but she isn't getting better. american based government a dire chemicals that now owns union carbide refuses to clean up the factory premises where dozens of toxic waste are still being slowly contaminating the city's soil and water a study last year found the poison has seeped into nearby homes we found very very high levels of toxins we found high levels of mercury we found high levels of pesticides which the company had manufactured nine still in the sludge more we foundered three kilometers downstream and we checked the groundwater we found it in now clearly this is unacceptable and there is no way that dow chemicals to date can argue that it is not responsible for this the indian government has agreed. to reduce of the book while gas tragedy with the protests show no sign of letting up
activists want the government to bring former union carbide boss what an anderson justice attempts by indian governments to extradite him from the us have so far failed run b.r.d. job is ninety years old like many of the heart a million people affected by the gas leak she suffers from cancer and finds it difficult to bring she wants to see anderson brought to justice. no one listens to days he said today in. this government is incompetent we demand that those responsible have brought to justice and we receive adequate compensation. indians have reacted. but iraq obama's tough stance against b.p. they accuse the u.s. of hypocrisy saying that the u.s. is firms like be polluting its environment but ignores mistakes by its companies a broad media where thousands have died and have continued to suffer because of.
the american government can be asked catalysis to say we are very happy with this decision and we are glad that the matter is now over the after effects of the world's worst industrial disaster are still taking their tool by its community have daily reminders of the tragedy that happened here twenty five years ago but with no one willing to take responsibility it's a fight for accountability and justice the survivors won't give up on god and seeing our tea pot. well coming up later in our tea special report looking at the stories of four u.s. soldiers haunted by their time on the battlefield and caught between the duty and their humanity. that i kill innocent. allies across the face of course and that's never and. the songs on those cars filled with me i think of it every day. i steal it
from the memories. of so much a long time i'm just here trying to help. i was. i was ashamed that i had been. i was ashamed that i hadn't been a hero why i got my legs. when i went to vietnam pow wows of the. what i was going on once or i think. that i was a good soldier. but you know i'm a soldier on the other side and i think i'm just as good. the start of the atomic age sixty five years ago the u.s. had won the race to produce a nuclear weapon the american spent modern day equivalent of about twenty billion dollars on the project in
a bid to beat off its rivals who are also close to creating a bomb. explodes now the remaining relics of the soviet union's push for nuclear 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. the echo of that blast carried far beyond the atlantic and the soviet union experiments with nuclear energy were on the way too but just like the us in this research institute on the black sea coast the main rules were played by jurymen
scientists. this used to be a top secret nuclear facility but aside from these lines the entrance was guarded by soviet soldiers the lab will see it in deep inside up cause a subtropical paradise. three hundred germans top nuclear physicists their assistants family members and even personal chefs were brought to this clue's compound and up caused 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 moved 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 wrong and even though the us were the first to successfully carry out a nuclear test their rivals caught up pretty quickly chess if you had to get the bullets and go to german city or thoroughly analyzed the us media reports about the
blast even from there they were able to say what had to be done next but. oleksandr is a veteran of the sukhumi research institute he says many people here remember the time the germans successfully accomplished their mission and were led 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 left for russian scientists. this machine is called the spectral brush 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 where german physicists used to work on the soviet a bomb is totally deserve it all lines are disconnected and nowadays 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 . one time to have a look at some other stories from around the world at this stage of the day two suicide bombers killed at least forty eight people southwest of baghdad members of a sunday group working with government forces to fight al qaeda were blown up as they collected the sailors it was the deadliest in a series of targeted attacks across iraq in the last three months among the victims were at least six iraqi soldiers. b.p.'s expressed hope of an oil leak in the gulf of mexico could soon be plugged for good test cap that was installed on the well three days ago that contain the oil so far a top b.p. official said there are no plans to remove it until a permanent solution is found it was triggered by a drilling rig explosion in april. no in
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from moscow this is good to have you with us top stories now the south skeptics challenge traditional theories behind aids as thousands of scientists and politicians gather in vienna discuss how to prevent the spread of disease. russian security services broke up a suspected terrorist cell in the southern republicans this week and included the man linked to the deadly moscow metro attacks earlier this year. who claims he was kidnapped and held by the cia in the u.s. for more than a year returns home but there's still an air of mystery with reports in america that he was spying for washington. to remains in the grip of a heat wave some region suffering a severe. with a harvest. with more news stories and other news for us and. special report as i mentioned earlier explores the myths surrounding the so-called.