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lies. that's what syria says. as a back and forth intensifies we look at what happens next. : will nsa leader edward snowden defect to china. experts say the chinese may have already made contact and telling him what to do. we'll tell youl how a distant relative on prince harry's mother side would change history. we start with this red line cross. white house says syria has used chemical weapons against the rebels. that sets the stage for the u.s. military to increase opposition. they strongly deny this allegation accused the united states of producing a statement full of lies. that's their words. the claim, the counter claims coming full force. we have you covered on both
sides. i want to start off with you first. white house has now stopped short of saying the united states will put weapons in the hands of rebels. what kind of military support are they considering? >> reporter: sources say the president has decided to increase the size and scope of its aids they're giving to syrian rebels. they aren't spelling out what that military support will entail but our own barbara starr is reporting that the leading options are ammunition for rifles and machine guns. that's something the syrian opposition needs. new shipments of machine guns, possibly shoulder fire weapons that could attack tank, helicopters and jets and mortar's and rockets. they are not ready to commit to a no fly zone.
that's something like senator john mccain have been pushing. the big question is will the aid that's provided really help the syrian opposition tip the balance or will it be too a little too late. >> a lot of complicated issues. we'll bring fred out of syria. we're having technical difficulties but we will bring him as soon as we get reconnected. election day in iran. this is the country's supreme leader casting a ballot. they will choose the replacement. 60,000 polling places are open right now across iran. voters turning out in large numbers now. these are the six men who are left standing. this is out of almost 700
candidates at the start of the election season. we could get early results tomorrow. in brazil, at least 100 people were injured. this is during the latest protest over higher bus fares. watch this. wow. thousands turning out for demonstrations. the crowd started marching, riot police confronted them with tear gas and rubber bullets. a lot of people out there angry over the increase in the bus fares. it would push it up to about $1.55. huge battle going on in colorado. this is an intense fight against wildfires. this one becoming the most destructive in the state's history. the black forest fire, this is near colorado springs. it has now turned deadly. two people possibly just trying to get out of there never made
it out of their home. dan simon is in colorado springs. what have we learned about the two who didn't make it? >> reporter: that situation you had two people who were trying to flee the fire and apparently they got caught up. they stayed too long and found in the garage. the car doors were still open. i want to turn now to the el paso county sheriff. this is the guy who overseas this community. you're overseeing this effort. everybody who is seeing these pictures, these incredible pictures of those houses going up in flames you can't help but be impact bid that and the question everybody wants to know is how are you doing now? >> it's been a challenging week. it's been full of roller coaster rides and some things that are very disheartening. obviously, the death of two of our citizens.
i think about what their families are going through. the pain and what they're experiencing but we're a resilient community and we will get through this. we'll get this fire put out and that community is really the definition when we talk about the black forest community of really bringing to the true meaning of the word, community. they will rebuild and recover. >> you said a short time ago you my you may have turned a corner. what did you mean? >> i feel like last night was real optimistic. witnessing it myself in comparison with the two previous nights, i was very encouraged. i got up this morning and saw the clover and loud cover and i today is our opportunity to turn the corner and start gaining ground on this. i think we'll do it in leaps and bounds. >> the fire did not seem to
spread last night. you didn't lose anymore homes. what's the challenge? what's the biggest challenge you're facing? >> not only did we not lose any large chunks of land. our efforts were able to control the fire. now we have a lot of hot spots in there. it's spread over a wide area and getting that noose around and it and starting to choke it off. our lines were tested yesterday. we had winds blowing and conditions not favorable to us and that is one of most positive outcomes as we didn't lose -- we may have lost one home but through the night we didn't lose one and we didn't see tremendous advancement of the fire that's ed encouraging. >> reporter: the temperatures are cooler today. if they will make any headway, today is a good day to do that. >> best of luck to him and so
many people trying to get their lives back together. to eastern united states, the coast where storms knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people. here is what the skies looked like as the massive storms moved through the mid-atlantic. you had winds as high as 70 miles per hour. a falling tree killed a 4-year-old boy in richmond, virginia. his father injured. lightning was a big threat with the storms. here is what we're working on around the world. a girl's education emergency. he joins us to talk about the fight to change that. are the chinese telling edward snowden what to do?
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packed deck at a popular sports bar collapsed last night. about a hundred people fell into the bay. about two dozen of them hurt. divers searched the water and amazingly officials believe they have everyone accounted for. miami heat player dwyane wade talked about the collapse. he said his thoughts are with all of the victims. in turkey, the prime minister agreed to hold off on demolishing park until a court hears from opponents about the plan. he met last night with leaders of the protest movement that set off those protests, the riots that you saw. he also agreed to investigate claims that police used excessive force on those
protesters. the square in istanbul was crowded. you see the pictures there. sound of music replacing the sound of tear gas cannons being fired. a concert pianist played as protester and riot police watched and listened. in france a crowd cheered on the first test flight of the new air bus. we're talking about the a-350 xwb. it's designed to go head to head with boeing's dreamliner. it has an extra wide body, fuel official and the sound of take off very, very quiet compared to other conventional jets. u.s. officials say that they are on the trail of the man who leaked details of the government's secret surveillance programs. they have a general sense of where edward snowden is hiding
out in hong kong. cnn asked attorney general eric holder why the u.s. has not asked for snowden to be arrested and whether officials know where he is. >> this case is still under investigation and i can assure you that we will hold accountable the person that's responsible for those extremely damaging leaks. the national security of the united states has been damaged as a result of those leaks. the safety of the american people and the safety of people who reside in allied nations have been put at risk as a result of these leaks. we're presently in the process of that investigation and i'm confident that the person who is responsible will be held accountable. >> officials say there's no indication that snowden tried to tell the secrets but they are concerned that china might be reaching out to him right now.
>> reporter: top u.s. officials are openly worried will edward snowden defect. >> does he have a relationship with a foreign government and is there more to the story in. >> we're going to make sure there's a thorough scrub of what his china connections are. >> reporter: a former senior nsa official and former cia officer told me the chinese government has likely made contact with edward snowden. it's looked more and more like someone is shaping his behavior, possibly the guardian newspaper, maybe the chinese. what kind of information does he have. besides the nsa's telephone and internet monitoring programs. >> i had access to the entire intelligence community and undercover assets and the locations of the stations and what their missions are. >> reporter: they doubt he really has all that information.
snowden said his intent was not to harm the u.s. former cia officer robert bayer says there's no doubt he's being closely watched. >> you and i cannot hide in hong kong. it's impossible. chinese intelligence has that place riddled with sources, people, cooperative, police. it's impossible to hide in hong kong. >> reporter: he said because of that there's little chance the cia could capture him through some secret rendition or other method even if they wanted to. he said the u.s. government has been hacking into computers in china for years. if he was to defect, what would the chinese want? >> they don't have knowledge of where we've been successful. whose phone has been hacked or whose computer has been hacked. they don't know that. if he can tell them specific places that have been hacked that can go and close off the source. >> reporter: we called an e-mail
to chinese embassy in washington asking if they're government made contact. they didn't respond. >> i want to ask you a couple of questions. what's the main concern that u.s. officials have about the possibility of snowden defecting to china? >> reporter: they're going to want to know whether he gave them information on what chinese military systems might have been targeted. they'll want to know if he gave the chinese information on what chinese officials might have been target by the americans. if the americans tried double agents in china and if he gave them that information about double agents, that's crucial information. that can get people killed. the americans will want to know all of that. that's critical information. >> what about the other u.s. rivals. could he decide he's going to
defect to those countries? >>. >> reporter: that's a real concern. we know that china is the likely possibility. we know iran and russia would love to get their hands on the information he has. a russian official did reiterate that if he wanted asylum in russia, they would consider it. he's a gold mine for information. >> thanks again. appreciate it. coming up, when prince william takes the throne he'll become the first british king with indian ancestry. we'll explain after this.
princess diane that. kate williams join us from london. good to see you. kind of fascinating. we get the five greats. what does this mean? >> this is a big deal. we're all very excited about this. in britain we tend to imagine the family is 100% british but that's not the case. a big exciting moment. >> it seems very cool. i'm assuming it's seen as a good thing, yes? >> very much a good thing. india and britain are long
friendly relationship. a lot of them are thrilled by this news. prince william likes to see himself as a modern guy. it's a surprise for him as well. i don't think he had any idea this was the case. >> why are we learning about this just now? >> it's dna testing. it really goes places the normal historian like me can't go. it proves the great, great, great, great, great grandmother was indian. we could never move that before because people deny it and say they're not. she was taken away from india when she was six. she never knew she was part
indian so no one wouldn't have known. it makes a lot of difference to history. once you start testing a lot of us in this country many of us will have indian ancestry or from all over the world. i think it's time we realize our mixed our blood is. >> a melting pot. >> a melting pot. >> it will be interesting to see the family photo. >> absolutely. we're hoping that william an kate will go to india quite soon. iranians are voting today but will a new president bring about any challenge. erin burnett is idea of iran talking to the candidates and voters about what they are hoping will happen. if there was a pill
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welcome back. here are some of the other top stories we're working on. the stage is set for the u.s. military to get more involved in the civil war that's raging in syria. the white house accuses the syrian government of crossing a red line by using chemical weapons against the rebels. officials say as many as 150 people were killed with the nerve gas and the obama administration deciding now to increase military assistance to opposition fighters.
syria's government says the u.s. report is quote, full of lies. a man who police call one of world's most wanted child sex offenders is back on u.s. soil. he arrived in florida today after being extradited from brazil. craig is accused of sexual assault in a florida case dating back to 1998. years earlier he was convicted of a child sex abuse case. he was working as an english teacher. it's been six months since the massacre at sandy hook. church bells rang out at 9:30, the time of the take. candles were also lit in their memory. victims family members read the names of people killed by gun violence. they urged congress to support
background checks on gun sales. across iran today people are lining up to cast their votes for president. 50 million people are eligible to vote there. already the government has extended the polling hours to accommodate what is being called a high turn out. our erin burnett is there in tehran talking to people about what is driving them to vote. >> reporter: a hot summer day in tehran. thousands head to rally. the voters we met are passionate about the man in charge of iran's stand off with the west. their chanting death to usa, death to israel. they're views were not that clear cut. in the section designated for women voters i met a doctor. >> translator: we have no problems with the american
people but we aresist the trampe ling on iran and its people. having our rights ignored by the american government force us into this resistance. >> reporter: everyone agreed that iran wants to be respected. not all are hard liners. the candidate that seems to be getting the most buzz is he was a fundamentalist but he's campaigning as a reformers and he has gotten some key endorsements. i asked him campaign manager who that means. >> would he negotiate with the united states? >> in the united states really shows interest and being reliable, i think it will do it. >> reporter: we also saw plenty of supporters for the mayor in
tehran. campaign posters feature him side by side. some young men swarmed up to speak their mind. >> translator: in my opinion all these problems will be resolved. >> you can see more of erin's reporting from iran tonight. she's going to be live from tehran. coming up, he's on the front lines fighting for a safe place for girls around the world to learn. former prime minister is joining us next. just by talking to a helmet.
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education around the world is intensifying. all this week we've been airing stories of extraordinary girls and the power of education to change the world. it's ahead of our big cnn premier "girl rising." our next guest is a leader in that fight. you remember him as the leader of great britain. very good to see you. we'll cover a number of things. >> great to talk to you. >> your passion for girl's education. you call it one of the great human rights issues of our time and you work as a u.n. special envoy for global education. why is this something you believe is a human right and one of the greatest human rights of this time? >> this is the great civil right struggle in our day. it's girls discriminated
against. 30 million girls not able to go to school. girls having to fight every inch of the way to get a chance to go to school. that's why we're under obligation that if we believe education breaks the cycle of poverty we make sure every girl has the right to go to school. >> what do you think is the biggest obstacle in your work for these girls in getting an education? >> there's discrimination. in some countries girls are not allowed to go to school. there's child labor. 15 million children are working when they should be at school. there are girl brides. ten million girls are married every year, 12, 13, 14 when they should be at school. there's a lack of teachers and school children. there are many countries that could invest in education and i want to persuade them to do so.
we will still have millions of children, particularly girls, denied the chance of education. what i'd like to see is plan over these next three years until 2015 to get every girl to school. >> when you talk to people and make that case, do you have a receptive audience. are you talking to people who say i do see the value whether it's economic, political or just good sense and human rights? >> people realized they had been silent. there's no leader in the world that's trying to prevent girls going to school but they are not doing enough to stop other people like the taliban, stopping girls going to school. we need them to make education for girls a priority. we need to invest in building schools. it only costs $100 a year to educate a girl in africa. we need to train the teachers. we need to build the schools and
provide the education materials. there needs to be a global effort because this is a security issue. if we do not educate young girls and boys then they will be pray to people exploiting the fact they have been denied opportunity. >> as a former prime minister, we don't have the opportunity to talk to someone in your stature here. i have to ask you about things in the news. it looks like syria blowing up with civil war. it was the white house saying they have crossed the line by using chemical weapons. what do you think as appropriate action? is that necessary at this time? >> well, i think that it is undoubtedly now true that the use of these chemical weapons is happening in syria. if i may say so without going into the details of what should happen next which has to be part
of international negotiation, no doubt that will take part in next few days, we have to look at the human tragedies here. there are many lives being lost and many families being displaced. there are children denied health care and education. this is a worldwide human tragedy. the effects will be felt for years to come. that's one of the reasons why if bring this back to education, you need education without borders. we need to be able to give every child the guarantee that if they are in a conflict zone or a fragile country we can guarantee that they will continue to be able to develop the potential and get education. we've got to be better prepared to deal with the humanitarian
consequenc consequences. >> look you have england and the united states talking about arming rebels. do you think they need more support in overturning assad? >> i think it's a number of o options that have got to be considered. russia is there at the g-8 next week. they'll have to look at a number of options creating a zone that which is free of conflict. there's one option that's been looked at and the question of arms is another issue. i would prefer myself to do what i'm doing to concentrate on also the humanitarian consequences and what we need to do as a world and where the tragedies occur. they occur in the middle east and africa and parts of asia. we've got to be better prepared to deal with the human fall out when so many young lives and
children are just split asunder as a result of conflict. we should have learned theless c lessons from a long time act about what to do in these situations. >> thank you for joining us. we appreciate it. make sure to tune in to our special presentation of "girl rising." it's this sunday at 9:00 p.m. toilet paper shortage in venezuela. there's an app for that. we'll show you how technology is helping folks cope with the shortage. [ female announcer ] think all pads are the same? don't.
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at the end of the month could be his most expensive so far. the washington post got a planning document. it could cost between 60 and $100 million. the first female will visit tanzania and south africa. military cargo planes will air lift 57 support vehicles to the region, three trucks will carry bullet proof class to cover hotel windows where the first family will stay and fighter jets will fly in shifts to provide 24 hour cover. a ship with a medical trauma center will be offshore. it's in line with past trips to africa like george w. bush and clint clinton. bush's trip in 1988 cost $42 million. : right now it's the only shipping channel between the caribbean and the pacific. that might soon change. the government has given an
early green light to a chinese company to cut a new east-west channel. the final route hasn't been revealed yet. it would have to be three times as long as the panama canal. this is the early process here. it's only granted what they are calling the concession. now word on how they will foot what is estimated to be a $40 billion price tag. this movie "superman "opens this weekend. already breaking box office worldwi worldwide records. >> our hopes and dreams travel with you. >> in the philippines it shatters the biggest opening day with $1.6 million in box office steels. he beat out harry potter and the dark knights opening days.
in venezuela food shortages are common. stores run out of milk and flour. people go without days but now a young man who getting tired of the problem has come up with a solution. he designed a cell phone app to deal with all of this. we have the details. >> reporter: standing in line for hours under the sun. in venezuela that's what consumer have to do in order to buy basic food products. even mothers with small children. >> translator: i'm short on rice, oil, flour, everything says this woman. the oil rich country is experiencing a shortage of basic staples. even toilet paper is scarce. >> translator: this is degrading. we're waiting under the sun and
they mark our arms to get into the store. >> reporter: it was only matter of time before somebody tried to come up with a solution. jose, a college student, the 21-year-old who still lives with his mother has created a mobile phone application that allows consumers to tell each other where to find scarce products. >> translator: i spent a week without milk for my coffee and i said well i may not have a solution for the shortage problems but i can help people with my knowledge of mobile applications. >> reporter: the app is spanish for supplying. it's been down loaded more than 14,000 times. it's free and relies on a senator phone gps to tell consumer where is to find square products. >> translator: at first he would share it with his friends to see if something failed. >> reporter: the government says
the food shortage is a result of greedj store owners. it's the result of socialist policies and regulations that have discouraged production. meanwhile they have run out of milk again. the app can help but not if there's not a drop to be found anywhere in the city. >> tell us how the app works and why is there a big shortage here? >> it's what you will is called crowd sourcesing. people feeding information in the app to tell other people where they can find toilet paper, sugar, all that kind of stuff and it's got 14,000 down loads. it's very popular. >> why the shortages? >> critics of the system say socialist policy trying to keep prices low. that's a big problem. >> very -- it's clever. coming up, ringo starr
worth of personal beetles artifacts for this exit. this is at the grammy kn mmy mu l.a. >> you press the pedal. >> right here? >> yeah. >> look how easy. >> reporter: a drum lesson from ringostarr. it happened when the rock and roll hall of famer took us on a tour of his new exhibit at the grammy museum in los angeles. from the outside everyone's looking on at the beetles. they can't imagine what it's like to have been one. >> no they can't and i couldn't really ever explain it to you. >> reporter: now fans can put the pieces together themselves. by looking at the man behind the music. his drums, his wardrobe and even his personal belongings. >> i love this here. this postcard that you wrote to your mom. >> yeah. >> at the bottom. >> i know.
calm me ringo starr. it wasn't getting through. i'm richard to your mother. >> you got your name by the rings your wearing? >> i did. >> would you ever change the name you chose? >> no. >> this is from '64. what do you think of? >> the incredible moment of coming to america. you can could it buzzing. >> would you ever wear this? >> yes, i wear them around the house. no. >> starr even drummed up and developed a book of negatives. >> we're in the big fancy hotel
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welcome back. this is trending around the world today. probably the best way to get fired if you're a radio dj. invite your country's head of state on your radio show and insult her with cheap shots and insist her partner is gay because he's a hairdresser. that's what happened in australia. listen to this. >> tim's gay. >> well. >> that's what somebody is saying. that's a myth. >> that's absurd. >> you hear it. he must be gay. he's a hairdresser. >> you heard it. it's not me saying it. >> i don't know whether every silly thing that gets said is going to be repeated to me. >> no, no.
>> to all the hairdressers out there including the men who are listening i don't think in life one can actually look at a whole profession and say we know something about every one of those human beings. >> she handled that well. >> he did get fired. they also, the station issuing an apology to the prime minister. as a programming note in three days cnn's all new morning show debuts. they're going to host "new day." basic sure you tune in monday morning 6:00 a.m. that's it for around the world. cnn newsroom starts now. in one moment dozens of miami heat fans were cheering at a sports far then the deck they were standing on fell into the
bay. the latest from florida. then wildfires keep burning. almost 400 homes destroyed. a live report from colorado springs. angelina jlelie reacting on gene patenting. we begin with the ranling wildfire in colorado declared the most destructive. the black forest fire has now turned deadly. two people just trying to evacuate never made it out of their home. so far 379 homes have been destroyed but officials say they are making some progress thanks to improving weather conditions. the sheriff in el paso county had this message for the tens of thousands people affected by this fire. >> we're a resilient community and we will get through this.