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international allies meet to discuss the future of libya as evidence grows moammar gadhafi is using rape as a weapon. hello, it is 5:00 a.m. in washington, 1:00 p.m. in abu dhabi. i'm monita rajpal. you're watching "world one" live from london. also head, angry and scared, hundreds of syrians leave the country as fears of a new military crackdown grows. the u.n. watches and waits.
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did newspaper reporters eavesdrop on kate middleton's phone calls. and stunning images of the sun in action. solar flares caught on camera by nasa. the future of libya takes center stage today as western powers and arab states meet to weigh up what lies ahead. officials from two dozen countries are gathering right now in abu dhabi to draw up plans for what a democratic libya might look like without moammar gadhafi. senior ministers from britain, the united states and france are taking part along with delegates from the united nations and the arab league. we want to go straight now to abu dhabi and join our senior international correspondent nic robertson with more on this international contact meeting and what they hope to achieve from this. knick? nic? >> reporter: monita, one of the
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things that seems to be close to the top of the agenda is financing for the rebels at the moment. i don't think anyone expected moammar gadhafi to be holding on this long, at least in the international community. and this is now the third contact group meeting. there was one in dough ha-- doh qatar. the reason for the monthly meet sgz to build consensus. they believe the consensus for removing moammar gadhafi is growing. they point to turkey's recent statements, russia's recent statements and they will be looking at the meeting to find more support among arab nations as well, indeed perhaps financial supporters as well as the same time in the united states congress to unfreeze some of libya's frozen financial assets so they can be released to the rebels at this time. also trying to find money, we'll
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be making sure there is a transparent mechanism tore dispensing that money in the way and what it is spent on. we're expecting some discussion on what happens when moammar gadhafi does go from power, how quickly that will happen. what political, economic and military steps will need to be taken in the first few days to try to ensure security and stability in the country as it goes through that transition. these are likely to be the principle things here. interestingly, many of the officials involved don't know presiszly who will be around the table. they'll be anxious to see when they will sit down. that will be happening in a few moments, monita. >> it's sounding like regime change. >> reporter: it's sounding exactly like regime change. they said moammar gadhafi no longer will oversee the libyan people.
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nato continues its bombings, intensifying as was seen in the last few days over tripoli and the implicit message there is very clear to moammar gadhafi. the international commitment is continuing. by focusing on tripoli with these bombings, it seems to recognize the broadly accepted fact that it is moammar gadhafi's either leaving the country or be killed that will precipitate the change here. and that's -- precipitate the change in libya. without that happening, all the efforts in the east of the country, the west of the country, misrata, all the places where the rebels have strongholds will not make a lot of difference. it does all seem to be about regime change and what happens beyond that change, monita. >> nic robertson in abu dhabi, thank you. stick with us on "world one" where we'll be speak together uk defense minister who has been in
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a nato meeting in brussels. stay with us for that. lead the transition or get oust the way. that's the mess from the white house to the syrian president. the u is backing britain, france, germany and portugal in calling for the u.n. security council to take a stand on the syria crisis. reports out of the country suggest more than 1,000 people have been killed since anti-government protests began three months ago. and the fear of further violence is driving hundreds of syrians out of the country. more than 1,000 crossed the turkish border in the past day. that's according to turkey's anitollia news agency. the government said 120 of its troops were ambushed and killed in the town just last weekend. syria does make it difficult for foreign bjornalistss to work in
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the country. we want to go to arwa damon. we understand there's a ratcheting up of military action. >> reporter: that military action concentrated in the northwestern part of the country in the town you mentioned there, jisr al shugur. what we're hearing is there is a state of cautious calm, he was describing it. people very tense, shops remaining closed. people fully expecting a military crackdown at any point in time. we have over the last 36 to 48 hours been hearing from residents and activists that columns of military tanks have been trying to approach the area. some of them saying they blocked off the entrance to this town from the south and east, leaving the north clear so that
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residents could possibly flee should they choose to do so. we've been hearing down the road, people from other areas have been trying to stop them from approaching, trying to block them by burning tires in the roads and creating various other barricades. but activists have been sounding an alarm bell, imploring the military not to fire on the people and also imploring the international community to take decisive action, monita. >> a little bit about more reports, disturbing reports of yet another teenager being victimized and caught in all this cross fire. tell us more about what you know about the story. >> reporter: monita, and children, ever since this uprising began have been caught in it. they have not been spared, according to activists and according to their families. the brutal wrath of this regime that appears it will use any means at its disposal to squash any voices of dissent. what we are now hearing is that
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the corpse of 15-year-old tamid was returned to his parents on tuesday. they went to the morgue in darra. we are hearing from an activist there. we have spoken to on numerous oaks in the past, the child's body was also appeared to be bearing brutal signs of torture. it was horribly bruised. we're hearing that the child appeared to have been shot in the knee. this child is from, according to the activist, the same village as 13-year-old hamza. you'll remember his horribly mutilated body returned to his family last week. this young child emerging as being one of the symbols of this uprising. this second case we're hearing about right now, this child also said to have been detained on the same day hamza was detained from the very same village. activists fear that even more
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mutilated, tortured bodies to include those of children, are going to continue to emerge. we're following this one very ly closely, monita. >> arwa, bring us the latest when you get it. let's talk about syria, and go to ivan watson at the turkish-syrian border on the turkish side. we understand people have been trying to form a human chain to stop these tanks from entering this town. >> reporter: we've been talking to a student protester, he's from a town about an hour from here. demonstrators were burning tires last night and trying to stop a
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column of tanks from going through their town to this rebellious town of jisr al shugur. he could not confirm reports that at least one demonstrator had been killed in this altercation. he went on to say all of our homes are open to the residents of jisr al shugur. why is he saying that? we're hearing that up to tens of thousands have fled that syrian bordertown in the last couple of days. we can confirm here in turkey, this refugee camp run by the turkish red crescent, there are more than 1,500 syrian refugees there. according to the semiofficial agency, more than 1,000 crossed the border from syria into turkey in just the last 24 hours. the local authorities are looking for another site to try to erect another camp.
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they're anticipating more people to come across the border. on wednesday, the turkish prime minister said turkey's borders will remain open if syrian refugees are going to come across the border. we can anticipate more scenes like this, monita. we were at the border yesterday. we saw clusters of refugees camping out along that border, using it as a safe haven, you can call it. now an increase in the number of people coming across the border, making that very difficult and painful decision for any person to not only flee their homes but flee their country as well to seek shelter in a foreign country. moni monita? >> not only is this a violent situation but it's becoming a dire humanitarian crisis that we are seeing not only within the country of syria but also on the border with turkey. describe for us the conditions
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of these camps that you're seeing. >> well, right here, the conditions are quite good. i mean, these people are living in tents. some of them have been here since late april when the first wave of several people came across the border. what's interesting is the way the turkish authorities are dealing with it. they are providing food. they're providing medical care. they've been medevacing wounded civilians, at least three across the border to local hospitals. but they are also embarrassed by this situation. the syrian president has long been a close ally of the turkish prime minister. news that his forces may have been involved in the deaths of more than 1,000 syrian civilians over the last 2 1/2 months, that's not good news for a turkish prime minister who is campaigning for parliamentary elections due to take place just a couple days from now here in turkey. we are banned, believe it or not, by the police from even
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going up to this fence and talking to these refugees, even when they want to tell us about the atrocities they witnessed across the border in syria. monita? >> ivan watson, thank you very much. you're watching "world one," live from london. an exit strategy from afghanistan, nato ministers weigh up afghan's ability to cope with the taliban once foreign troops leave the country. we'll be right back with that. no matter what small business you are in, managing expenses seems to ...get in the way. not anymore. ink introduces jot. a real time expense app that lets you track and categorize expenses on the go. so you can get back to the business you love. jot, the latest innovation from chase. only for ink customers. download at chase.com/ink can your moisturizer do that? [ female announcer ] dermatologist recommended
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some would say, one would wonder are the local security forces ready and, two, some would interpret this as job done. >> reporter: there's definitely a fear of that. the political landscape is changing very fast since the american and nato rhetoric became about how fast they could get away with withdrawing huge pressure from the obama administration to pull troops out. the debate is over the next few months whether they'll pull as little as a,000 out or 15,000 by the end of the year. the impact of that will be frankly to tell the american public the main thunder of this war, that the job appears to be ending, the narrative is coming to a close. i think the fear about that will probably be it will also impact upon the much smaller budgets america spends on aid and reconstruction here. $10 billion spent a month on the military operation, only $320 million a month spent on
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reconstruction. comparatively, very, very different sums. one potentially affected when america decides its military role here is over, monita. >> we can take back to ten years ago when the war in afghanistan was in its early stages and the international community was talking about some $40 billion in reconstruction aid to try to, i guess, make this war in afghanistan the legalities of the war in afghanistan as well, more appealing to the public to be more acceptable to the international community. what happened to all of that reconstruction aid and all those pledges? >> well, i mean, it's hard really to kind of balance out the vast amounts of money pledged and the talks that happened. it happens on the ground here. there's a bit of a disconnect. the costs of the reconstruction on the ground, the benefits to civilians is comparatively small. what a foreign committee pointed
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out yesterday was that there was a large amount of money that the u.s. spends in persuasion, getting things to happen, convincing afghans they should help the nato campaign in the likes of the threats of the insurgency. one interesting fact suggests that as much as 97% of this country's economy is somehow bound up in international development or the military campaign here, concerns frankly in the next few years when that funding drops considerably, the afghan economy simply won't be able to cope. >> very interesting. thank you so much. nick peyton walsh in kabul. this is "world one" live from london. ahead, a scandal over phone hacking widens in britain, drawing in some pretty big names. sion. my eye doctor said there's great news for people with astigmatism. acuvue® oasys for astigmatism. he said it's the only lens of its kind designed to realign naturally with every blink and created with hydraclear® plus.
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they're normally thought of as gentle giants but this video you're about to see shows a different side of the elephant. animals went on the rampage in the indian city of mysore. one elephant took it out on a cow. he's using his trunk and tusks to push the cow into a wall. a second elephant aggressively chases a bus in this clip. one person died in that ram pain before the elephants were
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captured and tranquilized. an official blames human encroachment on the elephant's habitat, forcing them to seek food in town. there's a spectacular solar storm out in space. meteorologist jennifer delgado has details on that. it's nice to look at this time. >> very nice to look at. in fact, monita, we haven't seen something like that since 2006. an unusual solar storm. let's go to the video so you can soak in what monita is talking about. you're looking at the video of the sun emitting the solar storm. this is a powerful one. we'll continue to see the potential for this to disrupt the earth's magnetic field later on today as we go through june 9th. this could play into satellite communications like radio, but also want to point out, you're seeing that video and that blast, that's the corronial
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ejection that is spectacular. we'll start to seat changing of colors as it comes to earth. and we're talking about the aurora lights. we'll tell you how you can enjoy that as it gets closer to the earth. you see the collisions of ions and the atom. anywhere in the northern latitudes you can see for parts of canada and northern parts of russia, some of the higher attitudes. on a scale of one to nine, we give it in a five. you can see it in new zealand as well as australia. that's something more if you want to take a look at how the solar storm affects things farther down towards earth. the other story we've been following, tropical weather, this time out of asia. you're looking at a tropical depression located about 95 miles, 125 kilometers to the
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west of manila. this is a depression. this depression will be moving towards the northwest. as we go through the next several days, as we go into saturday, we're going to see it getting close to the coastline and the province. the arabian sea, another system we're watching, we have a tropical cyclone formation alert. this will be moving up towards the north. i think it's a good idea to have that formation alert. look at this graphic right here. it's playing slow because sometimes we get our information received at this hour. sometimes it slows down the graphic. it will move up towards northern parts of india, getting close to the area just south of abbottabad. here are some of the stories we're talking about here on
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jolo, this is "world one" live from london. i'm monita rajpal. meetings being held in abu dhabi. an attack on a security post in pakistan's tribal region has killed eight soldiers and wounded 12 intelligence officials say more than 100 insurgents launched a raid on the checkpoint in south waziristan. more than 1,000 refugees have fled from syria and crossed the border into turkey in the last 24 hours. they've left because of fears they would be attacked by syrian security forces. one student demonstrator told cnn the military is closing in on the city of jisr al shugur, that's where the syrian
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government says 120 of its troops were ambushed and killed last weekend. we want to get more now on our top story, the future of libya being discussed at a meeting of more than 20 countries and regional organizations. that's going on right now in abu dhabi. back in libya it's been a bloody 24 hours, especially in misrata. the city is under siege by gadhafi's forces who cut off all access by land. cnn's sara seidner is there. the gadhafi forces are very much still on the offensive. what about the opposition and the rebels if they're making any ground? >> reporter: here's the situation. we want to be very clear that the city of misrata is safe at this point. the rebels are still in full control of this city. what's happening, though, about 25 to 35 kilometers outside of the city, on the outskirts of the city, is fierce fighting.
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there was heavy artillery fig fighting yesterday. more than two dozens were injured on these three separate fronts. gadhafi forces were trying to push forward, thousands of them, but the rebels were able to not only hold them off but they say they've been able to push them back even a bit further, about 3 kilometers further. right now as far as the city goes, the city is still in a very secure position. we don't want to give the idea that somehow gadhafi forces are actually pushing back into the city where this city has been under siege for three months in the past. for weeks now it has been a place where the rebel are in control. they are having meeting and there are children out in some areas where they're allowing families to go. certainly there has been fierce fighting and there has been some frustration on the rebel's part. they have been old to try to hold their positions even when they push gadhafi forces turnlg to hole the positions they have
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and not use, for example, heavy artillery like tanks and the like. >> sara, as we speak, the international contact group is meeting in abu dhabi. they're discussing how to help the rebels. what are the rebels expecting out of this? >> reporter: look, they've been saying this from day one, the national transitional counsel which was formed by the opposition, they've been saying we need funds. that's the number one thing. we're running out of money. running out of money to pay government workers to open schools, to put together a proper government, an interim government in between the time when they hope moammar gadhafi leaves and the time when they are able to have free and fair elections. that is the hope of the interim counsel. another thing that should be mentioned, obviously is weapons. at this point you're seeing massive bombings by nato in tripoli. but you're not seeing the same in other parts of the country. the rebels are really trying to
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hold down the fort in places like ajdabiya and here outside of misrata. what you're probably also going to seat national transitional counsel ask for as they have been, from the united states in particular and the uk is official recognition that they are the official representatives of the libyan people. they do not yet have that from some of the super powers of the world and they're hoping to get that kind of recognition because they think that will help them deal more and be able to get some funds, some of those funds in the united states held that used to be gadhafi's funds basically. they're hoping to get a piece of that $34 billion that has been frozen there in the u.s. but they really feel like they need to be given the official status by countries like the u.s. so they can do more work here in this country. >> okay. sara sidner in misrata, thank you. now to a subject a lot of us
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find it difficult to talk about, slavery. it's estimated there are 10 million to 30 million slaves worldwide. you don't have to be famous to make a difference. take a look at this. >> we're painting a mural to raise awareness for human trafficking. >> this is amazing. >> the whole wall is being painted. >> kids raising awearness in their communities, working together to get their voices heard. >> those children who are human trafficked are 12, 14, even as young as 5. >> we learned that this is happening very close to our neighborhood. and we want to raise awareness. >> what if that was my sister, what if that was my brother? like you want to help those kids because they don't have a voice. they can't do nothing. >> they felt like we have our freedom and these young girls and boys don't have their freedom. it's our responsibility to speak
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up, raise awareness and take action to try to stop this. >> do i go all the way in here? >> yes. >> okay. >> i hope as they see this, we're trying to do something. the more people know, the more people acknowledge it, the more that can be done. >> they know they have a role to play in ending trafficking. that that role is to raise their voices up. >> it's very empowering for them. these are skills they can take with them for the rest of their lives. >> what goes here? >> this is not the world they want to live in where children are still enslaved today. >> it will be there. when we grow up, we can walk past and show our children that's what we did. we tried to spread awareness about this. >> it looks great. it's sending out the message we want to send. >> one, two -- >> three. >> i think it turned out pretty nice. i'm proud of it. we're all proud of it. >> it's a wrap. >> i hope they walk away with the knowledge that their voice
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means something, they do have an impact. >> congratulations, everyone. >> you can learn more about modern day slavery and how you can raise awareness to help stop it on our freedom project blog. click on to cnn pt k.com/freedo. this is "world one" live from london. four of the hard-hitting stanley cup finals and a sports update. stay with us for that. ♪
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contacted by police about very hacking. he didn't plan on contacting them. another face that we will recognize is katherine middleton, the duchess of cambridge. that's royalty. she hasn't responded to any of this either. another member of the royal family is her uncle by marriage, prince edward. he's also on the guardian's list of hacking victims. but even if the victims are keeping stiff upper lips, police and lawmakers are taking the hacking of royalty very seriously. we are joined from outside buckingham palace with the latest on that. max? >> it came up in parliament yesterday, dragging in the prime minister again, dragging in senior police officers. just to explain where this all started, it started more than five years ago when prince william suspected that his aides phones were being hacked. the police investigated and the news of the world's royal correspondent ended up in
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prison. since then you've had a litany involving politicians, sports people, celebrities, all sorts of names coming forward saying they were hacked as well, they suspect at least. recently we had a payout to sienna miller, an actress. what we have now is the guardian coming out with unsubstantiated claims from its own sources that actually the police investigation currently ongoing needs to take into account even more invasions of privacy. and what they're alleging is that various royals, most notably katherine middleton, the duchess of cambridge were involved in this. tony blair as you say, saying he has knowledge of this and st. james palace saying this say police matter, they won't make any comment. the police seem to have responded today. they said there have been more allegations since january. separate from the ones in relation to the news of the
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world. and they are investigating them. we've also just heard from news international which is ultimately owned by rupert murdoch and runs the news of the world saying the allegations we believe are wholly inaccurate, the most recent ones at least. the police have not asked us for any information. it's a complicated story, monita. it drags in virtually every erave public life at the moment. >> it's complicated when you look at it from a legal perspective, it's a cross between invasion of privacy as you were mentioning versus the whole idea of freedom of information, that's what i'm assuming, if these allegations are indeed true, that's what the news of the world is saying that's what their rights were. >> reporter: when it comes to hacking and invading privacy, everyone has agreed that is unacceptable. breaking the law sun acceptable. it's trying to get proof in those cases. often reporters work on their
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own, work with free lance operatives as well. the police have been criticized for not taking this seriously enough. so certainly they're being careful to say we are looking into these allegations and also the prime minister saying we want this investigated properly. everyone very careful about this, because so many public names are involved. and the sense is that it wasn't investigated properly in the first place after that initial prince william incident. >> all right. max foster there buckingham palace. thank you so much for that. let's take you to the world of sport. people taking something very seriously, that's the stanley cup action. the big prize still up for grabs. >> when the vancouver canucks went 2-0 up in this stanley cup final series against the bruins, it started to look like a bit of a one huff way contest. after two successive wins for boston, it's all to play for going into game five on friday. this has been a physical series
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and game four was no exception. look at this great scamp of how antagonistic it's become. he's hitting him where it hurts the most. ow. michael ryder beating luongo for a 2-0 boston lead. in the second period, vancouver gave it away allowing this backhand for a 3-0 lead. vancouver have been totally outgunned in boston. they had eight goals in game three, four last night. boston skating to a 4-0 win. hosting the world champions india for the second match of their one-day series on wednesday. the home team batting first. he went on to make a half century. this was the biggest of the west
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indiz innings. simmons making 53 before he was out. and he was dismissed here for 56. caught in the deep. the home team rather fizzled out after that. here's the seventh wicket to fall. best bowler in the indian side, left have a target of 241 runs to win. he smashes this six off sammy. a rain delay meant the victory totals were revised down to 183 in the duckworth lewis method. india got there comfortably. thanks to this 81. they had a seven-wicket win that leaves yan 2-0 up in the five-match series. that's sporting whiles for now. >> alex, thank you very much. still to come, much more to come on "world one."
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welcome back. this is "world one." we are coming up at almost :00 a.m. in new york, noon in berlin and 7:00 p.m. in tokyo. in a country which has endured so much devastation, music rising from a single stage is now bringing hope and with it a appointorful message to the people. kyung lah is with us from cnn tokyo to explain why this show must go on.
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kyung? >> reporter: it's very significant for the people, especially in the audience, monita. in spite of the fact there has been earthquakes here, the tsunami, that devastation all along the coast and ongoing nuclear crisis, there was a performance last night of the metropolitan opera, lifting its curtain on its tokyo performance. opening nice in tokyo. ♪ fans buzzing with anticipation at the production of the year. ♪ a stunning opera of love, heart break and untimely death. this is also a show of triumph. >> i would like to say how proud we are to be the first major performing arts company to visit japan since the disaster in march. ♪ >> reporter: the very first all other international arts performances have canceled,
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citing concerns with the earthquake threat and the ongoing nuclear crisis. leaving japanese workers unemployed for months, a theater sector struggling to survive with the rest of japan's economy. new york's metropolitan opera faced challenges of its own. several big stars canceled at the last minute. barbara fitoli stepped into the lead soprano role. >> i had to do this role to help them. i think it was the right thing to do, just come and help them with our singing. >> reporter: at the end of the day this is one opera, one production. but they hope by simply showing up they send a potent message, not just to international companies but to international individuals about the state of returning to japan. >> we're not here to impress tourists. but i think that's an important byproduct of our visit. i think it's important to demonstrate to the japanese
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people that normalcy can return and, you know, in our small way we're trying to do our best. >> reporter: as the curtain falls on opening night, fans would not leave, lining up around the block, a chance to show their appreciation in person. >> thank you very much. i feel so good about this. that's what i want to say. >> reporter: more than just theater for these fans, a sign that their country can come back. ♪ >> reporter: there is an important psychological factor here as well. because if these normal expected events can return, perhaps, monita, the rest will fall into place. >> kyung lah in tokyo. thank you. of course they aren't the only performers who have visited japan since the earthquake. justin bieber ended his never say never tour there in may. at the time there were reports of concerns among his crew but bieber insisted and he stuck to
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his original schedule. another famous face, pop star katie p kat katy perry. hilley clinton was there since the earthquake and held talks with the japanese foreign minister back in april. another world leader we see there, french president nichool sarko sarkozy. we want to take a look at what is trending on social media. at number three, google's guitar. they are celebrating the pioneer of the electric guitar with today's doodle. pretty cool. it would have been paul's 9 th birthday. at number two, bomb-proof toilets. yep, bomb-proof toilets. officials in russia say they are
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introducing virtually indestructible public toilets in the capital. they say they rinne stalling these bomb-proof toilets because of the threat of terrorism. moscow, of course, as you know has seen a spate of deadly bomb attacks in recent years. at number one, the country music television awards, taylor swift won video of the year at last night's ceremony but one of the bigger talking points is the thelma and louise remake she did for the show along with sha nigh -- shania twain. just a reminder of our top stories as fighting continues in libya, western powers and arab nations are meeting to map out a possible future for the country. the talks going on right now in abu dhabi will focus on what libya might look like without current leader moammar gadhafi. more than 1,000 refugees have fled from syria and crossed the border into turkey in the last
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24 hours. they've left because of fears they would be attacked by syrian security forces. one student demonstrator told cnn the military is closing in on the city of jisr al shugur, that's where the syrian government says 120 of its troops were ambushed and killed last weekend. here in the uk, another phone hacking scannedle is coming to light. this one involves phone taps of prominent figures including kate middleton, tony blair and prince edward. according to the guardian up in, the alleged hacker was working for rupert murdoch. that is it from the team here on "world one." do stay with cnn for the latest on the day's top stories from me and the team. good-bye. thank you for watching.
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