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hospital that's very close to william's heart. i'm suzanne malveaux. >> i'm michael talking about o didlyiest crashes. >> 230 people died when the jet exploded soon after it took off from jfk. that was back in 1996, 17 years ago. some people are demanding a new investigation. >> these are not the folks that you would normally expect. these are people who worked on the original craft investigation and say the government's version of what happened is absolutely wrong. >> reporter: it was crash as horrific as mysterious. it exploded in 1996 off the
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coast of long island. all 230 on board the 747 dead. the cause after a four year, 17,000 page ntsb investigation, a spark from faulty wiring but now six retired members of the original investigation team are breaking their silence. in a new documentary they are challenging the ntsb's findings and calling for the investigation to be reopened. >> i was convinced the part has been damaged by a high explosion because of the entrance hole and exit hole. >> reporter: these former investigators whose credentials range from the ntsb, twa, airline pilot union claim that radar and forensic evidence shows the wiring was not the cause of the crash. >> what would your analysis have
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been? >> the primary conclusion is the explosive force came from outside the plane and not the center fuel tank. >> would that statement have been in your analysis? >> if i got the right one. >> the agenda was this was an accident, make it so. >> reporter: these investigators say the evidence they examined prove that one or more explosions outside the aircraft caused the crash. they don't speculate about the source. a missile was responsible. the film makers plan to petition the ntsb to reopen the investigation. in a statement the ntsb left that possibility open if new evidence is uncovered saying investigators and staff spent an enormous amount of time reviewing, documenting and analyzing facts and data.
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our investigations are never closed and we can review any new information not previously considered by the board. >> renee, how do they explain the timing of this? why is this just coming out now and do they believe this is some kind of cover up? >> i just got off the phone with these investigators, these former investigators and i asked that particular question, why not? why not blow the whistle several years ago when this was under investigation? one said there was this culture of intimidation at the time. one said he had a family to feed and he was afraid he may lose his job. all these investigators have retired. they feel they are able to freely speak. on the issue of a cover up they were asked that question several times. they were pretty vague.
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we asked who would be responsible for this cover up and what are they trying to cover up? they didn't give us any definitive answers. they felt the investigation was not conducted properly at the time. they felt there were a lot of loose ends that were not tied up. i could and i asked them how far up do you think this cover up may have gone. do it go as far up as the white house. they said we don't know. we don't think the investigation was done thoroughly. >> still a lot unanswered questions. the president is calling for freedom, equal opportunity and a reduction in the world nuclear stockpile. this happening in a historic speak that happened in germany today. >> the president spoke at brandenburg gate. the speech took place almost 50 years exactly after another u.s. president delivered these words.
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>> that was john f. kennedy declaring i'm a berliner. the gate is where president reagan said this in 1987. >> tear down this wall. >> the wall between east and west germany did come down and the president became the first u.s. president to speak from the eastern side of that wall. he called on russia to join the u.s. in reducing the supply of nuclear warheads and touched on the issue of war and peace and privacy. >> we must move beyond the mind set of war. in america that means redoubling our efforts to close the prison.
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it means control our use of new technology like drones. it means balancing the pursuit of security with the protection of province. i'm confident that that balance can be struck. it was very broad. things from the nuclear and guantanomo bay to climate change. what was he hoping to accomplish? the broad sense of this? >> this happened five years after he first game here as a candidate and promised to improve america around the world. this is an opportunity for him to define his agenda and values at a time when so many feel he has made strides. there are fierce critics who are furious that president obama has continued many of president bush's policy on the war russia
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and then having to talk about the nsa program and recommitting to closing guantanomo bay. he doesn't want that to be his legacy. talks about continuing his push for quality and security and securing his own place in history in their footsteps. >> we know as always international trips there are questions that are clearly domestic in nature. the president was asked about those surveillance programs. did he address some of the concerns that people have about the government's surveillance? >> reporter: he answered in the way we've heard him answer in the u.s. saying nobody, every
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act of surveillance is condoned by a court and approved by u.s. congress and nobody is listening in on phone calls without approval. he didn't get into the details of the fact that the special court is secret and that there's some debate in congress about how much oversight the program has but he did assure the german public this is a supervised program. it was a smaller crowd that came out five years ago. 200,000 last time. some 6,000, maybe even fewer this time. not just because of these issues but in other factors. his star has dimmed. he's no longer the rock star. now he's the world leader that's had to make difficult choices and that's hurt his star image somewhat. >> good to see you. thank you. we're following this story. one of the fbi's ten most wanted
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fugitives has been arrested. this is out of mexico. >> walter lee williams is his name. he had just been put on the fbi top ten list this week. >> nick parker is joining us from mexico city. he was only on this list for a couple of days. how did that happen and how did they find him? >> reporter: that's right. it was a very quick apprehension. he was arrested in the upscale resort on the mayan riviera in mexico. it's very popular with u.s. tourists for its beaches and night life. authorities just released statement, he was apprehendsed in park around 8:30 p.m. in the evening by police. he was stopped. when he was unable to produce correct documentation surrounding his immigration
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status they compared his image to the image released by the fbi days earlier. they called the fbi who were able to deduce he was a person of some significant interest and he was taken into custody. mexican authorities took his paragraph which appeared to reveal him handcuffed, hiding his face from cameras wearing a polo shirt and shorts. he's still in the state in custody with immigration officials from mexico and the fbi. >> tell us about what it is that he stands accused of. >> reporter: basically he stands accused of the number of different crimes in the united states. relating to his position as a professor at that university. he's also accused of traveling around the world and gathered some suspicion for visiting
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other areas that may be connected. in mexico the cancun area has that reputation as well dating back to the early 2000s when basically a number of reports came out about child prostitution rings from the area of cancun. this ed led to the publication of landmark work in 2006 which was an exposeof this and conviction of a leading tourism mogul in 2011 who was accused of luring children to his property to abuse with his friends. certainly an undersight to this idealic resort. >> thanks so much. taught at the university of southern california. here is more of what we're working on. afghan president lashing out.
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twice, much more than twice the rain as usual. >> two weeks too early. militant group linked to al qaeda said it was responsible for a deadly attack on the u.n. headquarters in somalia. the attack left 14 people dead, seven of them militants, four u.n. workers, three female civilians. >> 15 people were wounded and one attacker blew himself up apt the entrance. african troops have now taken control. this is the second major attack in less than a month. four american service members were killed in a rocket attack and now the taliban say they did it. we're talking about bagram air base. this is on the same day that the taliban opened an office. it's setting the stage for peace
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talks with the united states scheduled to start this week. >> that was the plan but something happened today that might stand in the way of that. the president karzai said he is done talking security with the u.s. and the taliban. i want to talk about where are we in all of this now that president karzai says i don't want to talk with any of you? >> reporter: it's a very complicated situation. obviously the united states wanted to have a peace accord between the taliban and the karzai government. in 12 years the united states military has not managed to defeat the taliban. if the u.s. is able to put out with minimum damage, it needs it on the ground. they thought they finally got this office open so they could talk with mediating efforts of the united states. karzai who initially welcomed it
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got very angry because it looked like the taliban was going to step too far, raising a flag that called on the islami emirate acting like their were going to open an embassy. that is what the taliban was trying to do but that's not what the afghan government wanted. >> his army can hold its own against the taliban but we have seen cent attacks all week. is this a bargaining chip but there's not one taliban. there will be commanders who are not happy with the operation? >> i think that's the case. one is not under way right now. there's often some military component on the ground as well. here what you are seeing is the afghan government wants these talks to happen in afghanistan eventually. what they don't want is for the taliban to over extend themselves and decide they want
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to be long term internationally recognized players and acting like they have an internationally recognized embassy there. it's meant to be an office just to get the peace talks off the ground. the president karzai is angry that the ataliban have gone one step too far. he said i'm putting on hold the talks with the u.s. the u.s. wants a long term presence in afghanistan and in order for that to happen there has to be an agreement with the afghan government. it's probably a hiccup. it's probably an obstacle. we'll see if it can be smoothed out. >> mr. karzai easy offended. >> what the taliban did was wrong. >> he also in the past has done this? he backed out and can be talked around. >> it's true but the fact of the matter is most analysts say what you can't do now is act as if the taliban is some kind of international player. they are now being brought to
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the table to try to have a peace accord. remember that these are the people the u.s. have been fighting for the last 12 years and for what reason. >> exactly. good to get your thoughts. thanks so much. >> very unpredictable. you and i both interviewed him. one day it's one thing and the next it's another. u.s. really can't count on him. >> he does get easily offended. he doesn't want this to be seen as official taliban government in exile. that's not what he wants. coming up, most baby announcements come in the form of a facebook update. not for the royal family. >> news of their baby's birth will come in four separate steps. we have details, coming up. ♪ norfolk southern what's your function? ♪
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welcome back. if you're walking through the streets of london you better watch your steps.
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exploding sidewalks. the video capturing this on camera. this is back from 2010. authorities are now investigating about 45 incidents since last year. >> i don't get how we haven't heard about this. they think the water or gas getting into electricity cable boxes that run under the sidewalks. whatever the problem pedestrians are hoping they fix it soon. >> be careful. crazy. >> just hearing about it now. britain can't get enough of the royal baby. >> you can't get enough. >> maybe. they're counting down the days to have the birth. today we learn where kathryn will give birth. >> that's right. they are laying it out. it's a hospital that does have some royal history. someone else's royal history. max foster outside that hospital in london. you've been talking to your
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sources and you have it all laid out how this is all going to unfold. >> reporter: yeah. you may recognize the doorstep from all those years ago when prince william was born out here. it's the same doorstep. the dutchess of cambridge plan to come out. the plan is for a natural birth. we'll see how things unfold. whether or not it's a boy or girl, she's not speculating. people have been stressing like mad on that and completely unfounded because they don't know the name but the lady. they want to save that as a surprise for them and the rest of the world. >> when you say natural birth, i was like no painkillers. that's not what you meant. we don't have those details. >> reporter: no. they are saying this is the
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plan. it can change plans when you're having a baby. there's a series that will be made and the actual formal presentation to the world is quite interesting. you'll have someone coming out of the hospital with a piece of paper. they will be taken under police escort to buckingham palace and the note will be put up on the railings. we'll find out whether it's a boy or girl. the last time it was down was for prince william. >> that's going to be a great photograph. a comparative photograph of diana and william and william and the offspring too. thanks have much. probably some painkillers. the wife screams at the husband this is your fault. >> more painkillers. at least they won't be blowing smoke, boy, girl. we're switching gears.
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civil war forcing millions of syrians from their home. some hide in abandoned buildings and savings. actress mia farrow trying to help. she'll join us next to discuss this issue. is all we humans get. we spend them on treadmills. we spend them in traffic. and if we get lucky, really lucky, it dawns on us to go spend them in a world where a simple sunrise can still be magic. twenty-five thousand mornings. make sure some of them are pure michigan. your trip begins at
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plane down. a few minutes ago on cnn international i talked to the woman who have the inspector general of the u.s. transportation department and said something bothers her about people breaking their silence all these years later. have a listen. >> that's what troubles me. not only are they multiple investigators and they are federal employees. i was a federal employee for 15 years. if they had this evidence and they said they kept quiet to keep their jobs, there's a duty beyond that. we protect whistle blowers. i'm very critical of them not coming forward before now if what they have is really new. >> she's talking about the cable tv documentary that will air next month. it features investigators that are saying the investigation is completely wrong. she did point out, she said the plane is still there.
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it's still in a hangar. go back and have another look. >> do people believe these guys or is she just upset they didn't come forward earlier? >> she's open to hearing anything new. why didn't they come forward? she said there was whistle blower protection back then. there war channels they could have gone through. she is suspicious about why they are coming out now. the plane is still there. >> maybe there's fresh evidence. the u.s. is flexing its military muscle. this is in jordan. it's sending a message to syria. other countries are involved. this is a joint exercise known as operation eager lion. the patriot missile and a squadron of f-16 fighter jets will take part in that exercise you're seeing there. >> the planes are going to stay in jordan when the exercise is over. this is a regular thing. the keeping of that equipment is
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not. it's seen as a show of support for important u.s. allies and it's apparent against the bloodshed in syria spilling over the border in jordan. >> the fighting in syria has created a refugee crisis that's getting worse. syrians are flooding across the border. it's putting a strain on all those countries resources. 1.6 million syrians are now living as refugees in other countries. >> that could go up by the end of the year. more than a million have left syria this year alone. most of them live pretty much with the clothes on their back. women and children make up three quarters of those refugees. >> that's unbelievable. i want to really talk about the people behind this. mia farrow is a good will ambassador to unicef. she's joining us from new york.
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thank you for being here with us. >> you wrote a very interesting op-ed piece on cnn saying don't let syria's children die. tell us about the conditions they are facing now. >> really dire. within syria there's more than four million people living in rubble, hiding in caves, under rocks, sheltering anywhere they can. there in lebanon it was still wenter and winter of unprecedented cold. many of the people had come during more climate weather so they were without coats. children with no shoes. standing in icy water or ice. snow all over the mountains. they had crossed through land mines. a little child told me about the journey through the night darting and stopping to avoid being blown up by these devices on the ground.
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then reaching lebanon, lebanon they come into the most poor parts of lebanon near tripoli where you know the fighting is full force in these parts as well. the people have nothing, literally nothing. they try to latch together some cardboard against the winds but it was a dire situation. >> i want you to talk more about that. the u.n. report is interesting, it says it could be two million more people fleeing syria been the end of the year. it also points out that 81% of the world's refugees are being hosted by developing countries. you touched on this when referring to lebanon. what are the needs and concerns for a country like that who have their own problems? >> exactly. it's a fragile country with its own crisis and you're bringing different groups, different ethnicities and its raised the under current of stress in lebanon. there's that and literally the
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resources are a problem. people without water, people without toilets, people without food, people without anything. children traumatized, malnourished. i would say trying to bring water purification tablets to them and vaccines. children are dying of preventable diseases. >> it's been so much discussion about how do we end the civil war that's taking place in syria an whether or not certain countries really need to get more involved in that. the refugees that you talk to do they see a sense of hope that the fighting will end soon? >> you know, i don't think you can look at a child and not see hope. every child had hope. the people are bewildered and traumati traumatized. they had homes and a car and a
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career and school and friends and loved ones lost. it's about loss and it's about the hope that they can one day go back as soon as possible. they don't want to be refugees. they said there's no dignity to their day and they long to go home. they know that isn't possible for now. >> thank you. >> can i just add one thing that unicef is separately underfunded. no one saw the magnitude of this crisis. they need help to keep these children alive. >> we've heard united nations officials in the past on the ground saying we're out of money. we don't have anymore to help these people. >> thank you. >> if you'd like to do more or get more information help go to there's a way to give. >> a lot of great resources. still ahead, chantsing and
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nine people taken to hospital including one man in a coma after a pool party went wrong. >> this is you tube video showing a thick white cloud. somebody poured liquid anitroge nor into the swimming pool. the idea was ta create this foggy party atmosphere. we called bill nye, the science guy to plain what happens when you mix it with chlorinated water and he said you get a cloud of gas and the oxygen gets
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sucked out of air. there's growing anger now. this is brazil's biggest city. protesters are fed up with the way the government is spending money on things that are not needed like big sporting events. they are also pretty mad about the taxes. >> protesters are calling for a break. they are getting set for more rallies. the country is beefing up security. >> reporter: brazilians back on the street tuesday night. thousands of protesters packed into the main square. the sixth demonstration in less than two weeks. this is just getting started. people are arriving. this is like other nights. everyone chanting, singing and getting excited.
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what started as a student protest over higher bus fares has snowballed with brazilians saying they are fed up with the high cost of living and high taxes while the government spends billions on lavish sporting vesport ing events. >> the money they spent on the world cup is money they could have spent on education, on hospitals. >> reporter: the protest comes the day after some 200,000 people took to the streets across the country. the massive demo monday night was largely peaceful, in rio they threw malotov cocktails. tuesday south palo the center of the attention we're an hour into the demonstration and people are starting to move. we never know where they're
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going to go. we just have to follow along. a large group heads to the mayor's office and try to storm it. they end upsetting fire to car. there was also looting. for the first time since the protest started the president spoke on national television. >> translator: magnitude of the demonstrations yesterday prove the energy of our democracy. >> reporter: she also said their demands are being heard. back on the streets demonstrators say they want proof starting with lower bus fare. >> taking a day off to protest. that's ha they announced. there were some protests. >> very frustrating. >> they're angry. coming up, this is kind of funny because if you know mark zuckerberg and what he wears
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korea. >> he also popped in on the president and he's wearing a suit no less instead of the trademark hoodie. >> talk about this trip. it sounds like smart business. >> reporter: it does indeed. we know it was two big meetings. one with the executive samsung and the other the south korean president. as i mentioned facebook isn't commenting on the details. the zuckerberg may want to design -- may want samsung to design a phone and integrate with facebook. another option is they may be looking for ways to boost mobile advertising revenue through some sort of deal with samsung. facebook had 750 users. it's the world's biggest smartphone maker.
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it would only make sense they would want to partner somehow. it was more of a diplomatic mission. >> there's a press conference scheduled. we think we'll find out any other details? >> reporter: not really. the tech community anticipate tomorrow will be about facebook unveiling a new product. they sent out a mysterious invitation saying a small team had been working on a big idea. doesn't get more mysterious than that. there's a lot of speculation but they may be adding a video sharing source. something that will allow it to compete with twitter's vine app which let's users do six second video clips. >> all the rage. good to see you.
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welcome back. american idol isn't just a u.s. show. it's produced around the world. you talk about australia, sweden, canada. >> they have fans all over the world. >> also now lebanon. >> reporter: the theme is the same. the concept no different. in the arab world as divided as ever idol more than a competition. >> you should vote for me only not for nationality or political issues. >> reporter: arab idol currently in its second season isn't simply a ratings jauggernaut, it's also the feel good story of the year. this show has done the near
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impossible. it's given the region something to smile about. she almost didn't make it out of syria. her car was caught in the middle of a shoot out when driving from damascus to audition. the pressure of performing to how overcome she is when thinking about the civil war back home. >> i see all that in my country, it's kind of devastating. people have no future. i thank my god that i'm here. i'm trying to be good. i'm trying to make the people love each other again. >> reporter: then there's fan favorite making the difficult journey out of gaza, he barely made it to the try outs in cairo.
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there was a man who gave me his number who sacrificed his place for my place when he heard my voice. on arab idol contestants no matter their background sing songs from all over the region. we're sending a message and unifying the arab people. a message of happiness and peace. arrested for troubled times. here no extremism just excellence. no misery, just music. >> good for her. nice. love it. i'd watch. coming up, an australian woman, i don't know if i can believe this but they say it's true. she suffers a head injury and
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fascinating story. a car accident caused you to have a foreign accident. >> an australian woman woke up but she found her speech changed completely. >> she had a head injury, broke her jaw and slurred speech. when she got better the slur developed into an accident.
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>> eight years after the accident she now speaks with a french accent. she said having the new voice has made her anxious and depressed. >> i don't try to hold it in because for me it was not healthy. it makes me so angry because i am australian. i am not french. >> how odd. they say it's a real condition. >> i woke up with an australian accident. >> thanks for watching around the world. i'm out of here. "cnn newsroom" starts right now. >> another dead end in a search for jimmy ff