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with a look back at the week's top stories and the latest developments this is r.t. here in moscow 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 the mainstream backed by big pharmaceutical companies already sarah firth is 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 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 a person is 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 can mean the difference between so on being diagnosed with ammonia or being diagnosed with aids if they're calling into question the reliability of this very important test 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 state 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 that t. 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 for as he said they're not even really willing to enter into a discussion. when only my colleague and his habit spoke to two experts currently
in vienna and berstein from the global each i.v. vaccine enterprise and also julie sarka a doctor who questions the official hiv aids theory. and nobody could give me the paper where a chevy 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 developing cost in countries in africa. south america and so on so it is it doesn't fit in a normal virus disease because a virus is only you 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 say mr burstein that what's your reaction to the. 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 true to say it's never been isolated secondly. nor knows how the virus causes of you know deficiency it's also not true we know very well how each of you works now let's just hear from dr spock if we think we 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 zante still to come the program this. bin laden gets the bollywood treatment . of the world's most notorious fugitive is banned in pakistan but it's produced the film carries a message of peace rather than hatred. also still to come victims of a deadly chemical weapon agent orange according to make further acknowledgement about the legacy of the vietnam war. the first twelve people have been killed at least twelve were injured after a bus plunged off a cliff in a mountainous region of south the bus was on its way to russia's southern city of cars 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 ga the driver is among those injured and he's in critical
condition. this week russian security services broke up a suspected terrorist cell in the southern republican and the homes of six arrested women one of them just fifteen years old they found suicide belts disguises and wills to memory also detained one of whom is linked to the deadly moscow metro blasts in march katrina czar of has this report. so young but deemed old enough one of the alleged terrorists 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 played around 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 they are accused of many psychologists worldwide however believe it is easier to set women on such a destructive course because they are more vulnerable to. terrorists disgraces women raped them deprive them of a better future in the muslim society of the caucasus their 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 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. the stump continue to. terrorist believes it has more than enough to make its case. in 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 arrest took place after the french police have been tipped off by russian security services the suspects reportedly have firearms explosives and the. locations of possible targets they believe to be linked to one of the most wanted militant leaders with suspected connections with al qaeda. who claimed responsibility for organizing the deadly blasts in march is also blamed for many
other attacks across russia in june the u.s. also put him on a wanted list of international terrorists. the arabian 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 off information about iran's nuclear program 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 knows this and the american media meanwhile reported to the merely to be a u.s. spy for years look at the cover for the university. parties christine for looks into the 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 answer is 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 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 there 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'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 have. yes 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 proved 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 frizz out r t coming up a religious controversy
a clash between the church and artists over an exhibition leads to accusations of return to soviet style censorship. but first a state of emergency has been declared in central russia where a severe drought is ravaging crops the devastating dry spell is turning normally rich farmland into little more than a desert a correspondent sean thomas went to the republic of juba share just one of the many regions suffering. 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 late and they are empty the plants are underdeveloped because they are good neither for grain nor for livestock street 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 it 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 if you're in a 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
make ends meet. much of the moves are blood we are already thinking about reducing our cattle stock we are selling this story individuals which we are also thinking about sending under-performing cows those are you less than five to ten liters of milk to the slaughterhouse that 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. john thomas marty. 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 ninety five degrees fahrenheit in the sizzling temperatures a full cost to soar even further one consequence of this record breaking summer is an increase in the number of people drowning across the country the majority of victims seeking relief from the heat and lakes and rivers and firefighters have also be kept busy battling almost a thousand wild fascination like. wherever you are in the world tell us what you
think is the best way to deal with soaring temperatures you can log on to our website article called let us novarro line vote and have a look at this response so far we can see on screen the majority of you say forty eight percent say you're walking around in your underwear to the heat and this war about the votes of turning that air conditioner up sixteen percent prefer to stock up on ice cubes for cold drinks and the seemingly disparate minority are sticking their heads in the fridge say how do you keep cool in this part weather wherever you are in the world if it's hot where you are let us know. in the top story section. the u.s. has released 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 more in which i went 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 d.n.a. of those being born today that
a man named marion said the victim into still. 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 words used to make the same length for the millions of the enemies of war victims whose lives have been devastated as a result of agent orange they say that 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 worse than 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 it just used. on 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 with. the dark legacy left behind by the u.s. in vietnam is one with millions of human face. 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 done for months sent to manufactured agent orange in these jungles r t washington d.c. . and are some other stories from around the world at this stage of the day two suicide bombers killed at the city people southwest of baghdad members of a sunni group working with government forces to fight al qaeda were blown up and killing themselves it was the deadliest in a series of targeted attacks across iraq the last three months among the victims were at least six iraqis from. c.p.s. expressed hope that 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 as contain the oil so far top b.p. official said there are no plans to remove it until a permanent solution is found all the was triggered by a drilling rig explosion in april. the world renowned russian conductor is in thailand to appear in court over child sex abuse charges earlier this month talked police q-tip of raping a fourteen year old boy they said they had received a tip off from a time that suspected of involvement in a prostitution ring that we have to start denies the charges and he was initially released on bail allowing him to go to a world tour with his orchestra with a condition he had to return to thailand every twelve days. to organizers of a controversial arctic submission in moscow been found guilty of inciting religious hatred the prosecutor said the show called for but not insulted human dignity but many others say the decision is simply
a return to soviet era censorship. as more. a gross humiliation or an artistic license when these images went on display in two thousand and seven they 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 order but to people who were offended be investigation proved that the yard at this exhibit was offensive towards believers and insight into religious hatred throughout the trial artist rights activist journalist and opposition members 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 churchills that's this profile of most likely
is an attempt to apply censorship to art it's a field where things are allowed it doesn't hone the public but if anyone disagrees they're free not to watch 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 more than you are you today the court discovered a new type of ideological crime one that criticizes the church state as a secular one and any exhibit of art works where religious symbols are used in a non-religious context expressing other ideas is banned the judge in the case called the artwork a gross and of sense of humiliation to the viewer a sense of human dignity that she came short of handing down a prison sentence for the pair still they impose fives have so wondering if artistic freedom will be replaced by a church imposed danders stevens party. senses have also been at work in pakistan
this week a new bollywood comedy featuring in bin laden lookalike has been burned authorities worried that comic depiction of the world's most wanted man could trigger terrorist attacks. seeing want to ask those behind the indian comedy if the world is really 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 is not bin laden but an actor in a bollywood for their new bin ladin or without you lot in but just in case you think this is a movie glorifying a terrorist it is a general sort of. biography it's a film which is on the post nine eleven world of video bin laden happens to be a very important character and this is a fair number of feet below them and that's how you're using it's not intended to
vote offensive in any way and anybody from anybody of the world is going to enjoy this from i can guarantee you that it's american 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 the lookalike. they had to keep the twenty five year old actor under wraps to prevent them 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 we were following in this time pete was scared can wait to attack me but nothing like that happened they wanted to shake my hand and take my autograph so i signed with love a summer. elisa 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 in pakistan bollywood films are greatly appreciated they are
seen. people enjoy them and so i mean to see a 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 and bin ladin 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 i thought it was a nice film and there's a lot of good humor from the name it sounds like a serious films but actually it turned out quite different so it's full of great jokes. that he achieved we have definitely quite a good film it will definitely like it mind vice to them is to come and watch it and they will like it there's nothing here that will incite people to my lines. the selling point of this film is osama bin laden but it's very tongue in cheek so i asked brother to act the part in the movie i challenge you america there will be
retribution holding 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 of pakistanis and muslims i look back 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 will probably need a good sense of humor to appreciate the message got and see r.t. . when in a few moments from now when r.t. will bring you our exclusive interview with the historian helen rappaport about the tragic death of the last russians are and his family to stay with us here in r.t. for that.
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from moscow this is all too good to have you with us top stories now the skeptics chinese traditional families behind eight says thousands of songs and politicians gathered in vienna discuss how to prevent the spread of the disease. russian security services broke up a suspected terrorist cell in the southern republican dagestan this week including the man linked to the deadly moscow metro attacks earlier this year. in the iranian nuclear scientists who claims he was kidnapped and held by the cia in the u.s. for more than a year or so and so it is still an air of mystery full to know for that he was spying for washington. and this russia remains in the sweltering grip of a heat wave regional suffering a severe drought of left palmas that it hangs. in front with more news another update for you less than fifty minutes.