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yemen's president battles for survival as misch yaz clash with government groups. hi there, i'm zain vergee in london and you're watching "world one." also ahead here on cnn, next stop, france. after the ceremony and warm words of his visit to britain, barack obama could find it harder to charm his next
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audience, the g8 leaders. the search for the missing becomes more desperate by the day in the u.s. towns slammed by a massive tornado. and meet the opposition, but who's arming the anti-gadhafi fighters in libya? we'll bring you a live report from tripoli. we want to begin in yemen now where the violence there is dramatically escalating, as the president is dismissing all appeals for him to step down. explosions have ripped through the small, sanaa since late last night. take a look at this video. eyewitnesses said clashes are start to spread. violence has taken a turn for the worst since sunday when mr. saleh again walked out of a deal to give up power and
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washington is really worried. they said there is a threat for civil unrest and terrorism. they are ordering all nonessential diplomats and their families out of the country. president barack obama said yemens leader should honor an earlier promise to leave office. president saleh has tens of thousand frz suppos of supporte yemen. cnn is following the developments from yemen from abu dhabi. there's been a significant development just moments ago. what happened? >> reporter: that's right, zain. we got confirmation from the attorney general's office in sanaa, that -- the president is
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also a member. that's the hasha tribesmen who have been battling it out in these clashes. now, yesterday, we heard from the president. 'dressed reporters at one point. he was laying the blame squarely on the family and the hasha tribesmen. >> translator: this is a provocative act to drag to us civil war. but it is limited to al ammar's sons. >> reporter: so it's no surprise that now the arrest of the leader of this tribe has been ordered. what remains to be seen is how much this will or can inflame the situation. he has many loyal supporters as we've seen due to the fighting the past few days. it looks like what we're hearing from tribal sources this is only going to make matters worse
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today. zain? >> mohammed, who are the supporters of president saleh? are they tribespeople, paid groups of thugs? >> zain, it's interesting. i spent a lot of time in yemen the past year. whenever there are pro saleh rallies, there are always rumors that these people are being bussed in or paid. when you go to the rallies, you speak to them, see the people in tens of thousands. they will say they're there of their owe volition. there always has been an implication that these people are being bussed in, being paid. saleh has a very savvy organization. there are tribes that still support him and people that still support him. but his support has been deteriorating and the fact that this tribe has gone from his camp, even those he's a member of this tribe, the fact that they've turned their back on him, they're fighting him now is
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a big development to show you how the mood has soured. zain? let's take a look at what up ins around the world are saying about this. the uk's guardian, president refuses to go as gun fights raise fears of war. it goes on to say the conflict appears to be the climax of long souring relations between the president and the ahmar clan, which are believed to be bankrolling the opposition. and this headline in "the scotsman --" the conflict, sharply increased chances yemen's three-month uprising could turn into a militia-led revolt. finally gulf news has 48 dead as fighting rages between tribesmen and government troops. it says in a country where the tribal system is well established, influential and
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deep-rooted, the outcome of any conflict between government forces and tribal leaders, loyalists, is obvious. one issue, so many views, you can read all articles in full, go to they want to send a strong message to seer i don't condemning the crackdown on anti-government protests, france, germany, britain and portugal will be meeting with other u.n. security council members about a draft resolution. it condemns what's described as the systematic violation of humanrights. take a look at this video. this was said to show demonstrations going on in dara last friday. just watch this. now, cnn can't verify when this specific piece of video was shot and our reporters aren't even allowed into syria. human rights groups say 850
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people have been killed in protest against president al assad's regime over the past two months. arwa damon joins us from the capital beirut. hi there, arwa. what kind of reaction is there likely to be against sanctions and will it have any effect? >> well, zain we have continuously seen the syrian regime remaining defiant in the face of international condemnation, in the face of the sangs that were recently additional sanctions slapped on by the u.s. and that is pretty much the same reaction that we do expect in response to the eu's initial report that it put out on monday. we saw syrian foreign minister coming out on syrian state television saying these measures by the european union were, quote, another black page of europe's record to colonialism in the region. he said these measures would harm both europe and syria alike, saying the response would
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be to strengthen its ties with china, russia and latin america to prove to the world it is not made up simply of america and the west. you also said that history has prove than syria does not succumb to pressure. that gives you an idea of what the regime's stance is expected to be, and syria's position is further bolstered by the fact that it does continue to maintain a close relationship with a regional power house, iran. we've not heard real significant condemnation coming from arab leaders when it comes to the syrian's regime's methodology in terms of dealing with the demonstrations. zain? >> arwa, how is lebanon itself where you are, dealing with the refugee problem? >> well, so far there have been around 4,000 or 5,000 refugees that have come into lebanon from syria and for the time being, lebanese authorities say that it is manageable. those who do manage to make the treacherous journey through the
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rugged hills, sneaking across the border at unofficial crossings, many of them having to navigate the terrain on their stomachs, crawling through to avoid detection by syrian authorities, they are by and large being taken in by lebanese families, being provided food supplies by the lebanese organizations, however, the concern is what happens when this drags out? what we do see in northern lebanon is a number of families have taken in up to 20 additional individuals into their homes if not more. this puts a strain on these families and it does put a strain on the local communities in those areas. in response to that, the lebanese government is planning should this drag out, on trying to set up a more long-term solution, for example, setting up locations like schools, other large areas where all of the refugees can be consolidated, where their needs can be met. most certainly, the lebanese are watching what happens in syria very closely, given not only the
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proximity of the two nations but their tumultuous and controversial history that's spanned deck car ened decades, >> you're watching "world one" live from london. the president's grand tour, both style and substance. next stop, a stylish french resort but this is no holiday. barack obama is on his way to the g8 summit. seven states in the u.s. are put on tornado watch as storms take more lives. [ man ] i've seen beautiful things.
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this is "world one," live from london. here are our top stories. unrest is escalating in yemen as the president dismisses all appeals to step down. eyewitnesses in sanaa say violence has escalated overnight.
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storm forecasters in the u.s. say midwestern states could get a break from the battering they've had at the hands of the weather this week. they say there's less risk from tornados this thursday. but the danger has not fully gone away. at least 16 people have been killed in arkansas, oklahoma and kansas since tuesday night. according to the u.s. national weather service, there were 81 tornado reports on wednesday alone. the u.s. president, barack obama, is about to land in france for the g8 summit in the resort town of deauville on the normandy coast. the group of eight brings together some of the world's wealthiest countries. the bloc does not include emerging powers like china and india. they are focused on the arab spring and what they can do in egypt and tunisia. questions are being asked following the fukushima meltdown in japan. they'll be talking about
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internet freedom as well. heads of some of the biggest dotcom companies will be there, including facebook founder mark zuckerberg and the chairman of google. dan, what is the goal, the main one for this meeting? >> reporter: specifically president sarkozy of france is pushing a multibillion dollar aid package. the prime ministers of egypt and tunisia are going to be here in one of the sessions. they will outline the fact that their tourist industry has collapsed. they've gone through this profound sort of economic trem fehr you like, during the revolutions, that they have a $50 billion funding gap at the moment and they need help. already the world bank is pledging 6 billion but this will be an opportunity for other big industrialized nations to put
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forward more money to help them out. that will be one key set piece if you like, zain, of this. not officially on the agenda is the situation in libya. clearly it will be discussed and russia's concerns over nato overstepping the mark on that front with the u.n. resolution as well as you mention a whole wrath of other things, nuclear safety, et cetera, the arab spring and the events in north africa will clearly dominate the meetings here. >> we were looking at video a moment ago, dan, of protests. tell us a little bit more about that situation and how many protesters there are, how far away they are from the meeting. >> reporter: well, they're absolutely none, zero, in deauville. it is totally locked down. this is a small, you know, up-market resort of just under 5,000 people. there are 12,000 police officers and security personnel, have flooded this little place. you cannot move anywhere without
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a pass here. all of the roads are desserted. we've been speaking to residents. it's totally lockdown. the nearest place is further inland or up the coast. where they have had protests today and some are scheduled for tomorrow. you don't get the sense it will be massive and you don't get the sense they'll attempt to get anywhere near here. there's a bridge and a river in the way for starters. that will be closed if they attempt to get over to deauville. no angry scenes in deauville where things get heated in the other towns nearby. we'll have to wait and see later today. >> dan rivers, thanks so much. work by chinese dissident artists, ai we.
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>> get out your window. get out your window. >> incredible footage you're watching. so many amazing stories of survival are now coming out from the devastated town of joplin in missouri. 125 people were killed when a tornado hit sunday. more than 700 have been treated in the hospital. one woman left a panicked message on her husband's phone as the tornado ripped apart her house while she was trapped inside. casey wian has the story. >> reporter: a beautiful house in a joplin, missouri suburb. reduced to a memory. it belonged to jim and stacey richards who are just now telling a harrowing tale of survival. jim was at work when the tornado struck. >> i started to come home. i got a text from my wife. the first couple were jibish, then one came through. >> then a desperate message from
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stacey. >> jim! >> there was this kind of pressure in my ears and the next thing i know dirt and grit and stuff was hitting me in the face. i realized that the roof was coming off. >> she was in between those two kennels. >> yes, tried to have one hand on top of each, on on each. >> i could feel the dog's crate lifting up. i got on the floor and i was holding the dog crates and hi one other dog under my arm. and things started to land on me. and i actually did get trapped. i remember thinking the next thing thatten lads on me, i'm going to probably die. >> reporter: stacy was pinned for about 20 minutes, unable to contact her husband or son. >> my son texted me and said are you okay? it was the most awful thing? i couldn't tell him, no, i'm
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not. and that was awful. laying there, screaming and screaming and screaming. it was horrible. >> reporter: stacy and her three dogs survived, rescued by a neighbor. >> i have no idea how she walked out of this. >> reporter: battered and bruised, she still has a sense of humor. >> i didn't feel like dorothy in kansas. i felt like stacy in joplin with a house that was ripping off from the foundation. >> reporter: they took refuge in a local hotel and during another round of tornado warnings tuesday night. the next morning jim met with his insurance company to assess the damage. >> we've got everything. we have three bedroom, two bath. >> we're going to be able to get them paid today or tomorrow. >> reporter: the richards have not decided whether they'll use the insurance proceeds to rebuild here or relocate. the next house they live in will have a basement, they say, for better protection from tornadoes. casey wian, cnn, joplin,
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missouri. >> unbelievable. let's check in on the tornado situation today and go to our meteorologist jen delgado. jen? >> a tornado is su-- a basements a great thing to have to get to lower ground when something like that is coming through. for this year so far, 507 deaths from tornadoes. that is actually from about 53 deadly tornadoes themselves. this is the deadliest we've seen since 1953. and for today, things are a lot quieter. we did have a lot of watches out yesterday. you can see manufacture those were allowed to expire and right now we're dealing with scattered showers. yesterday, as i show you video coming out of missouri, another part of missouri, that dealt with reportedly, tornadoes as well. you're looking at video. it sure does look like tornado damage. roofs torn off homes, buildings flattened. it was a deadly area for some
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parts of missouri as well as into illinois and indiana. as i take you back over, radar is fairly quiet right now. even today, we're still expecting the potential for some of the storms to produce some strong winds as well as some large hail. anywhere in yellow. we'll be dealing with the slight risk today for some stronger storms, not like yesterday or the day before. but again, certainly some of these storms with the afternoon heating potentially could have some punch, thursday as well as through friday morning. i want to show you this image right here. this is going to show you joplin, missouri, and this right here, this is the image of actually the hospital. st. john's hospital. as you can see in the gray, that's the roof of the hospital. you can see the emergency room entrance there. and then as we take it ahead, this is the nasa image for you. i'll step out of the way. zain, you can look at the devastation that was left behind. just the roof of that hospital just torn apart there. such a sad situation coming out of joplin.
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of course we'll be watching that as we go through the next several days. finally, want to leave you with video coming out of oklahoma. and this is actually of a dog named roxy. roxy, his family actually was a part of a tornado. they had to take shelter in their storm shelter which is great. they weren't able to get their dog in time. the dog was found about two miles away with only a scratch on his nose. happy family to be reunited. >> oh, yes. >> we like to see that. >> that's an uplifting scene after all the devastation we've been watching. >> absolutely. >> happy for roxy. thanks, jen. bin laden, the movie, coming soon to a theater near you. columbia pictures h s has boughe rights of a film yet to be made about the u.s. military mission to capture and kill the leader. the oscar-winning director,
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you're watching "world one" live from london. coming up, boots off the ground. why pakistani soldiers are losing their american trainers. and president obama warns moammar gadhafi there will be no letup in nato air strikes but coalition planes aren't all that's dropping in on the colonel as an african leader prepares to pay him a visit. that's next on "world one." [ kimberly ] when i was 19, i found myself alone
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this is "world one," live from london. i'm zain vergee. here are our top stories. eyewitnesses say loud explosions
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rocked yemen's capital, sanaa overnight. ali abdullah saleh has repeatedly rejected all appeals to give up power. the u.s. is wrorried about the increasing violence there and it has ordered all nonessential diplomats to get out of the country. u.s. president barack obama is continuing his swing through europe. he left britain today for france where he's attending the g8 summit of world leaders at deauville. three explosions have gone off near government build innings eastern china, killing two people and injuring six others. that's according to official s in the province. at least two of the bombs were car bombs. it is not yet known who is behind at tacks. a nato rocket has hit a school in the latest round of air attacks.
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but nato says it doesn't know if that's right. take a look at this video. these are pictures from libyan state tv and they show the aftermath of coalition air strikes on tuesday. moammar gadhafi's government says 19 people were killed in this attack which grew criticism from russia. it said some of nato's bombing was a flagrant deviation from the u.n. mandate to protect civilians. that comes as the u.s. confirms for the first time that it is providing munitions to what it calls allies and partners engaged in the libyan conflict. for the latest, let's go to tripoli. what do we know, who exactly is arming these rebels? >> reporter: well, we did have reports that the united arab emirates had been providing support for them. we understand the u.s. and the uk are trying to rally supreme
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court in the security council for an interpretation of the security council resolution that would allow for the arming of the rebels in spite of the arms embargo that is currently in place against providing arms to libya in general. the actual wording is that protecting civilians by any means necessary, notwithstanding the paragraph that refers to the arms embargo. the u.s. and the uk think that means the arms embargo would not apply when it comes to arming of the rebels. china and russia on the security council who have started to become very frustrated, zain, by how long this has taken. we are over two months into nato air strikes and many ab stand because they didn't want to be seen as responsible for civilian catastrophe in benghazi as was seen at the time. now they're saying that they feel very uncomfortable with the
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resolution being interpreted to arm one side of what they're seeing as a civil conflict against the other. zain? >> you've been in tripoli for a while now. what is it like for the ordinary person there to function and survive? >> reporter: you can appreciate the nightly air raids incredibly debilitating for the civilian populist. here in the hotel, every nice when we heart jets go overhead and the bombs start to drop, you can hear children. there's such a huge level of tension, you really feel people brace themselves as it starts to get dark here for what might come. on the coming evening. really what we're seeing impacting people the most on the ground is the fact that ships carrying fuel -- ships carry s boeing allowed to dock.
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they say they believe this fuel is used to power army vehicles. but that is impacting on people trying to get around. a lot of people we've been speaking to, taxi drivers, normal civilians say it's taking them two, three days at petrol stations to fuel up their cars. we're starting to see the sanctions biting here in tripoli, zain. >> thank you so much. african leaders are trying to break libya's bloody standoff. jacob zumas is planning to go to tripoli next month. mr. zuma says he will meet with moammar gadhafi on monday. we have the details. >> reporter: it will be interesting to see what, if anything, the president of south africa, jacob zuma will be able to achieve in libya on monday. he was there in april and many argue he achieved absolutely nothing. now a lot has changed.
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the first thing is that moammar gadhafi now has an icc arrest warrant hanging over his head. so if the african union that mr. zuma will be representing during these talks with moammar gadhafi wants to negotiate some kind of exit strategy, it's going to be very, very difficult and very limited. gadhafi will want to know if he will be protected from prosecution and i don't think any of the african countries, 31 of them, who are signaturet tci signatory signatories. moammar gadhafi is kudz by the south african government of lying to them when they inquired about the whereabouts of photo journalists anton hamill. hamill disappeared in april and now the south african government has been told by journalists that were with him that he was
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killed by pro-gadhafi forces. it seems obvious that the gadhafi government would have known about something like that. so relations strained but jacob zuma going to libya, representing the african union that wants a cessation. we'll have to see if he will be able to achieve anything during that trip on monday. pakistan wants u.s. troops out of the country, at least some of them. washington says it is reducing its military presence there at the request of islamabad. the u.s. is trying to mend fences with pakistan. relations became strained after u.s. troops sneaked into the country and killed osama bin laden. pakistan condemned that raid as a violation of its sovereignty. stan grant joins us from islamabad. stan, how seerious is that, the reduction of troops? do we know when that will happen?
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>> reporter: it's another indication, zain, of the tensions that have arisen between the two countries, especially afr the killing of osama bin laden as you just said. there have been more than 200 troops here from the u.s. have been involved in various levels of training. we understand this will be scaled back to less than 50, some of those troops have already left the country. this is part of an ongoing downsca downscaling, we were told by the government. obviously it's been seen in a different light. you can't understate, zain, the sense of anti-american feeling that exists here, especially amongst the public. recent pew research poll put it bow low that. the message is the same and unanimous, everyone we speak to says they simply want the americans out of here. they say that american presence is causing this blow-back by the terrorists and the taliban which resulted in thousands of
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pakistani deaths. they say they are paying the price for the u.s. presence in afghanistan and the pakistani government's support for that presence by going after the militants here in pakistan. zain? >> they may want the u.s. out but isn't the pakistani government itself looking pretty weak and there were questions whether the pakistani military has got it to fight terrorists? >> reporter: that's a very good question, yes, questions have been asked. again, the pakistani military probably more vulnerable or susceptible to criticism than at any time in the recent past. just the other day with the attack on the naval base by the taliban in karachi, the commander of that base was being asked about why the military and intelligence didn't know about osama bin laden in the country or if indeed establish the ms. here were covertly supporting him. there are a lot of questions being asked that at the same time, the overriding sense of
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anti-american feeling probably overshadows that. the government has played to that, rather than looking necessarily at some of the faults of its own, its tactic has been to turn around and point finger at the u.s. you invaded pakistan air space to carry out at tack and that has laid bare the cracks in the relationship. at the same time, billions of dollar of aid have flowed here since 2001. in the u.s. there are calls for an end to that. it's a critical relationship, a strategic relationship. very important if the u.s. wants to be able to draw down its troops in afghanistan any time soon. and a relationship right now that has a huge degree of mistrust. zain? >> great perspective from stan grant, thank you so much, reporting from islamabad. the ash cloud that's disrupted air travel in northern europe is dissipating. great news. and the volcano that created the whole thing has stopped
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erupting. our meteorologist jen delgado will cheer us up a little bit more. >> happy to report that gri grimsvotn has dissipated. that disrupted a lot of travel through parts of the uk as well as germany. there it is right there. happy to report, no eruptions right now. good news for flyers today as i take you over and show you our graphic. we still have the advisory area in place. this is going to last, anywhere in red, just to show you exactly where we're talking about for areas including russia as well as for parts to the east of the baltic sea. the concentration levels are very, very low. that's because we haven't had an eruption in the last 24 to 36 hours. and this is just going to give
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you around idea the amount we're talking about. yellow is indicating the low concentration. we are going to see areas potentially. i think a lot of this is going to be going away very shortly of areas in orange, roughly around medium concentration. to give you an idea of what some of the travelers were dealing with yesterday, let's go to images coming out of germany. we talked about brimmen and the airport yesterday, had cancellations and delays. but passengers were able to hop back into the sky fairly quickly. good news to report on the ugly ash cloud you mentioned earlier this week. >> jen delgado, thank you so much. >> you're welcome. >> this is "world one" live from london. the mavericks were on the verge of reaching the nba finals wednesday. but what happened? we'll tell you next. at&t is at , building up our wireless network all across america. we're adding new cell sites...
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nba playoffs continued wednesday night with a string of thrilling games. here's kate giles to tell us who won. >> it's all about dallas this morning. what's interesting in this one, zain, since they lost to the miami heat in the 2006 nba finals, the dallas mavericks had struggled in the postseason, until now, that was. three times they lost in the first round but five years on and they're now into the finals once again. and who do they look likely to face? that's right, the miami heat. the mavs were 3-1 up in the series against the thunder and playing game five on their home court. it was a perfect opportunity to close this one out. dirk nowitzki, he's been key to dallas' success all season long. an they were looking to him again on wednesday. he scored 13 in the first half. in the third quarter, it was tied. it was tied at 61.
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the thunder edging ahead. james harden making a steal and going coast-to-coast with a layup. oklahoma now up by six. >> they reset, nowitzki again for the lead. >> the thunder struggled in the last five minutes giving up a late lead again. dirk nowitzki, a key part in dallas' comeback. nowitzki and shawn marion each scoring 26 points for dallas in game five 100-96 was the final score. dallas will face the miami heat or the chicago bulls. well, the story that is all over the sports pages on -- all over the world in fact today is about fifa, the fifa presidential election is due next week. the governing body of world football is in what can only be described as meltdown. the challenger to the current
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president, mohamed bin hammam is being investigated amidst allegations of bribery. the allegations have also been launched against the konica -- concicaf president as well. his rival is bidding to secure a fourth term as the most powerful man in world football. that's all i have for you. a sour note to end sports on, isn't it. >> you're normally keiry and upbeat. forget about that. >> sorry. >> i will take that role on. let's take a look at what's trending in social media. at number three, we have golf. people are talking about the pga championship that got under way in the uk on thursday. the discussion is focusing on this man, luke donald.
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he could be crowned the new world number one if he does better than his rivals, lee westwood or martin kaymer. is it a boy or girl? a couple from canada want their baby to decide. the parents have decided to keep the gender of their baby a secret. they're hoping to let the 4-month-old who's been named storm choose for itself as it grows up. that's causing a lot of debate online. it's become a top trend. okay? and at number one, oh, no, it is the end of an era. the last episode ever of "the oprah winfrey show" went to air last night. social media buzzing about chat about her bowing out, people sharing their favorite moments from her shows over the past 25 years. the big one is where she gave everyone in the audience a free car and another one where she flew them to australia with her for a special show. oprah winfrey, you'll be missed. you're watching "world one" live from london.
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we want you to take a look now at these amazing pictures, a tractor-trailer coming face to face with a tornado. it's hard to believe that the driver of that truck could have made it out alive. but he did. and earlier the lucky driver, jeremiah morrison talked to us about what was going through his head at the time. >> it came toward me, i saw it out in the distance. i pulled my truck over and i was getting ready to get in the ditch, just because that's what i've always been taught to do. kind of started to get out,
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looked up and it looked like the tornado disappeared. i got back in the truck, got my seat belt buckled and about that time, i felt the driver's side of the trick lift off the ground. i put my arm over my face, bounced around in the cab a little bit. not real sure if i blacked out. i was laying on the ground, picked myself up, the truck was on its wheels. i ran around to assess the damage. >> lucky guy. in joplin, missouri, authorities are going to be releasing a list of people missing since sunday's deadly tornado. destroyed large areas of the town. it's estimated 1,500 people still unaccounted for. not a single survivor was rescued yesterday. cnn's gary tuchman explained, late wednesday night, searchers aren't giving up. >> reporter: the stories we're telling three days after the tornado here in joplin, missouri, the same stories we were telling three days after the tsunami in japan and three days after the earthquake in haiti.
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there's still a search for the missing. hundreds of people are still missing but we must stress that doesn't mean they're all dead. that doesn't mean most of them dead. it does mean, however, that a few of them are dead. we know, for example, one little boy who had been missing for three days was found today. we interviewed his father. his father was also injured in the tornado. we interviewed him in his hospital bed earlier in the day. he hoped his son was alive. he just got the sad word a short time ago that the 16-month-old boy was identified at the morgue. he's one of the victims of this, the deadliest tornado in recorded weather history in the united states. in addition to the search for the missing, there are people going back to their homes. they haven't been able to go back to their homes for three days. today, emergency officials allowed people to go back to their homes, providing they got a permit. and the problem was, that it wasn't done particularly well. it wasn't organized. it wasn't particularly compassionate. they told people they had to
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show up in a parking lot to get permits to go back to their home. we counted 520 people waiting in li line, four people were giving their permits. in some cases their houses were completely destroyed. in other cases the houses were fine, they just wanted to go back. they had to wait for hours. we're seeing a lack of organization. certainly emergency officials have a lot to deal with but they could be handling the situation more compassionately. at least that's the way we feel right now. this is gary tuchman, cnn in joplin, missouri. you're watching "world one" live from london. i'm zain vergee. thank you for joining us. we want to give you another look at the dramatic tornado pictures. these were shot in the state of oklahoma. as for the people in that car, they are very brave and very lucky. this is "world one" on cnn.
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ahead on this "american morning," house arrest never looked so good. former imf boss, dominique strauss-kahn, settling into his new home, a jaw-dropping three-story manhattan town home. we'll show you what it looks like inside. tornadoes still tearing apart the midwest. dozens reported from louisiana to the great lakes and in joplin, missouri, the site of the deadliest tornado on record, they're getting ready to release the names of hundreds of people still unaccounted for. a new report about young adults in this country who have dangerously high blood pressure yet don't know it. the numbers are pretty shocking. the information you need to know, coming up. and the worst credit cards you can own. is it in your wallet? plus, john edwards fighting charges that he used campaign
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funds to pay off his mistress. all this, coming up on this "american morning."
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