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tabloid listened in on kate middleton and prince william's phone messages while dating. the transcript even read in court today. >> protesters in india burn american flags and mock the president after an indian diplomat arrested and strip searched in new york. welcome to "around the world." i'm suzanne malveaux. >> i'm michael holms. thanks for your company. north korea has world leaders concerned a leadership struggle going on, execution of people in the inner circle, some have just vanished and a american in prison charged with trying to bring the government down. >> another visit to north korea by former basketball star dennis rodman. rodman landed in pyong today for another round of basketball diplomacy. he's quick to say this isn't an official trip. it's not a political one. he says it's all about sports, having fun, and his personal
relationship with the north korean lead, kim jong-un. ivan watson spoke with him. >> reporter: this is more than just latest chapter in the unusual friendship between north korea's reclusive dictator and the former bad boy of the nba. dennis rodman may be one of the first outsiders to meet kim jong-un since the leader had his own uncle executed for treason. >> whatever is done, north korea, i mean i have no control over that. these have been going on for years and years. whoever is going to be political insider over there for america or somewhere in the world want to try to -- try to get a hold of it, great. i'm going over to do a basketball game and have some fun. >> reporter: rodman is going to have some fun in a country that may be in the midst of a major
political purge. he's bringing along a documentary film crew on a trip sponsored by an irish gambling company. on thursday, he told me, in the future he wants to bring other former nba players to pyongyang. meanwhile the sister of kenneth bay, an american mischnary imprisoned in north korea is begging rodman for a very different favor. >> mr. rodman, if you're watching, please do think about this american citizen, a father, a husband, a son, a brother, who has been in prison for 13 months in the dprk. while you're there could you think about him and his family waiting for him to come home for christmas? and do everything you can do bring him home. >> reporter: rodman insists, he's powerful to help his fellow american citizen. ivan watson, cnn, beijing. >> well, dennis rodman is planning his next trip to north korea, says early next month he's going for a basketball
exhibition with former nba players. and it begs the question, whether or not anything will come from all of this. bill raichardson, been in north korea eight times in the past two decades. i want to put the question out there, we've been asking this, can he really do anything? can he make a difference? is there some value from what he brings possibly home to the united states after doing this and potentially again meeting with the leader? >> well, the value is that he and the new leader of north korea have a relationship, and we know nothing about the new leader. so anything that rodman can bring in terms of his perception of the new leader is valuable. the real value, potential value, of rodman's visit is the release of detainee kenneth bay who has been in prison for 13 months. he needs to come home. he's not well.
you heard his sister, terri chung in the interview, possibly kim jong-un could send a mess annual, humanitarian gesture, turning over kenneth bay to rodman. nobody else has been able to see kenneth, to see kim jong-un. i was there a year ago with eric schmitt of google. he wouldn't see us but he has a relationship with rodman. we shouldn't expect any nuclear negotiations between rodman and kim jong-un, any bilateral negotiations, but possibly he might do a favor to his friend by turning over kenneth bay and that would make the visit worthwhile. >> do you think that the administration or officials, whether we know it or not, might have had a bit of a word with him and given him a bit of an idea of what might be helpful? and even if they did or did not, it's embarrassing to have the worm, our de facto diplomat on
the spot, do you think? >> well, i don't know whether the administration has talked to rodman. ilde surprised if they offered a briefing so that he knows what he's up against. the danger is that rodman might be used for public relations purposes on behalf of the new, young lead who are seems to be challenged internally. he's in charge but he's obviously got some domestic problems with some of the leadership in north korea that maybe see a power vacuum. but i do think that sports diplomacy, you know, sometimes it's not always diplomats and officials that can get things done. sometimes it's special envoys, philanthropic groups, nongovernmental groups. you know former presidents. so i -- possibly there's a value if rodman can get kenneth bay out. if not, i don't think the trip will have much consequence.
>> to put you on the spot briefly here, you've said before somebody needs credibility, substance and celebrity as well. anybody you can think of that has all three of those elements that could possibly work with kim jong-un? >> well, for many years, kim jong-un and his father -- i know his father because i know that his father had this interest, he loved westerns, he loved american movies, he loved professional basketball. i remember being there and they'd say, well, you know, michael jordan is somebody we'd like to invite here, the former basketball star. >> right. >> i just -- i think what's most important is china here, suzanne, would be the best interlook ter. they have leverage over north korea. they're unhappy, china, because the uncle was very pro-china, pro-china trade, engagement.
so possibly here's where china, in its diplomatic capacity, sending an official over there saying you've got to stop these executions. you've got to release kenneth bay. that's what i think is the best actor right now, china. >> that might have been the uncle's downfall, too, the relationship. we'll have to leave it there. thanks so much. appreciate it. good to see you again. >> there is more fuel that's added to the international fire. this is sparked by humiliating arrest of an indian diplomat in new york. today the attorney for the diplomat came on cnn and accused the united states of deliberately mishandling the case against his client. he insists the u.s. wanted to humiliate her. >> i think strip search her, they did a cavity search of her, put her in a cell. >> why do you think? what could be possible justification? >> this is muscle flexing. >> u.s. law enforcement stand
business the handling of the case. john kerry will be speaking with his indian counter parent, the exterior minister. he's going to try to diffuse this. charged with visa fraud, that's what this is about, related to how much she paid her nanny. deborah feyerick with details. >> reporter: as she left the indian mission in new york city wednesday, devyani khobragade offered no comment. >> anything to say? >> reporter: the deputy console general charged with making false statements on a visa application, she submitted on behalf of her nanny. according to the criminal complaint the diplomat said the nanny would be paid a minimum wage of $9.75 an hour. instead, the nanny was paid over $3 an hour. >> our client works as domestic workers are living in the home with their employer. so if they leave, they not only leave their legal at it status, they leave the only source of income and a home they've known in a foreign country. thises more than a labor
distribute. >> reporter: the diplomat arrested near her daughter's manhattan school and handed over to u.s. marshalls. strip searched and put into general population with alleged criminals. given no special status since the charges related to her personal life and not conleer functions. >> once you hand somebody over to the marshall service and they're being arrested. there's no door for rich people or poor people. everybody is aqualify before lolaw in the united states. >> reporter: tracking abuse cases for the last decade. >> what's different about the case? the state department and the department of justice stepped up and took these allegations, investigated them thoroughly, decided they had enough information, enough evidence to indict the case. >> reporter: according to the criminal complaint, the 39-year-old khobragade agreed to pay the nanny $4500 a month. however a lawyer for the diplomat says that figure was dr. khobragade's salary, not the
nanny. >> she'll be ven dindicated. >> reporter: deborah feyerick, cnn, new york. >> let's go live now to new delhi. mallika kapur is there. any sign with these high-level talks that are going to happen of the tension being diffused? after all, both countries, they don't want this getting out of control. it's an important relationship. >> reporter: well, u.s. secretary of state john kerry made a start, you know, by calling india's national security adviser and expressing his regret over the incident. it was certainly a good start by john kerry. but clearly not good enough for india. and now india's external affairs minister says he wants to talk to john kerry and he's hoping to do that in the next couple of hours. he says when he does talk to him, he is going to demand an explanation and also going to ask that the diplomat be returned home and he says it's very, very important that the
u.s. explains their behavior, which india termed barbaric. he did add, that, neither side wants this to get out of control. they're both very important allies for each other. he added these things happen in a friendship sometimes, but it's very important for a friendship, the whole point of a friendship is that it survives a difficult test like this. >> we have seen flag burning, security barricades removed from outside the u.s. embassy in new delhi. what is the mood like today? >> reporter: it's much calmer today. i went by the u.s. embassy here in new delhi a few hours ago, it's very peaceful, calm outside the u.s. embassy. sure the barricades have been removed but there was a heavy police presence outside. and we really -- we didn't see any protests in new delhi today. it is back to business as usual. and it seems that right now any of the protests, the bickering, angry talk, that's limited to
the diplomatic and political levels. >> thank you. appreciate it. here's more of what we're working on for "around the world." a verdict now in the case of two men accused of using a meat cleaver to hack to death a british soldier on the streets of done lon. the rurssian president saida lot of things about different topics including his country's anti-gay laws, leak business snowden and spoke about president obama. people don't have to think about
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a little bit of inside information. prince william had a nickname for kate middleton while dating. he called her baby kins. that's right. how do we know this? a tabloid newspaper allegedly hacked into middleton's voice mail. >> other people's, too. when it comes to royals the nickname and other private information all came out in court today because the tabloid news of the world newspaper, it's out of business now, but its editors, at the time, are now on trial accused of breaking the law to get their scoops. erin mclaughlin from london. it's a serious story and a serious court case. what else did prosecutors say about these messages?
>> reporter: hi, michael. this is the first time we're hearing details, actual transcripts into allegations the duchess of cambridge, then kate middleton's phone, had been hacked by news of the world. in open court today the prosecutor reading some transcripts from voice mails they say obtained by police during the course of the investigation. one of the incidents -- voice mails dates back to 2006, when prince william was undergoing military exercises at sandhurst, left a voice mail. prosecution says for kate middleton in which he describes nearly being shot by blank rounds. let me read you the transcript read in open court in london today. he left a message saying, hi, baby. sorry, i've just got back in off my night navigation exercise. he goes on to say, i had a busy day today. again, i've been running around the wood of aldershot chasing
shadows and getting horribly lost, and i walked into other regiment's ambush which was slightly embarrassing because i nearly got shot. not live rounds but blank rounds which would have been very embarrassing, though. embarrassing for prince william to the intimate phone message read in open court. the prosecution added a similar news story appeared in an edition of "news of the world" in which prince william is shot by blank rounds during military exercise. prosecution arguing that this shows that "news of the world" at the time using these voice mails to inform its news stories. it's the latest revelation of the trial of two editors, and five former news of the world employees. they're charged with conspiracy to intercept voice mail messages between years of 2000 and 2006,
charges that the defendants deny. >> all right. thanks so much. outside court, covering that all day. >> embarrassing, indeed, it all comes now. >> involved dozens of people, too, hacking into. the widespread collection of the phone and e-mail records by the nsa, though, they need more judicial oversight, public transparency. two of the some 40 recommendations in a new report about the agency's surveillance of electronic communications. >> this is a review ordered by president obama in the wake of the stunning revelations by nsa leader edward snowden. one prominent democrat said it showed the nsa overstepped its bounds. >> the message is very clear, the message to the nsa is now coming from every branch of government, from every corner of our nation. nsa, you've gone too far.
>> wolf blitzer joining us washington. wolf, give us a sense here of president obama, he began the administration promising less secrecy, more transparency, how willing is the white house willing to adopt some of these recommendations? how is the intelligence community also reacting to these reforms? >> i think it will adopt some of those, maybe even most of those, 46 recommendations. some he clearly won't adopt, one already trying to split off the head of the cybercommand from the nsa, make sure there are two people instead of one person in charge of both. that apparently the white house has already rejected. but i think a lot of these 46 recommendations he'll accept. he's taking all of the recommendations all of the background reports, information, on vacation with him to hawaii. they're leaving this week. among those recommendations, greater judicial oversight, more public transparency, same privacy for u.s. citizens and foreigners who are in the united states urging government support for encryption standards and
tightening the protection of classified information. some of these certainly will go along with others he probably won't go along with because of strong resistance inside the intelligence community. they think the u.s. needs to do this to prevent another 9/11. there's going to be debate, resistance. the president delivering a major speech in january on what he's accepted, what he hasn't accepted though he's going to have to show transparency given the uproar that's developed. >> wolf, i suppose it impacts people all around the world being sort of eyes kept on them by the nsa. is there a sense there in washington that the nsa overreached, i don't know if the word rogue, going rogue, would apply, but they overreached or this was business as usual and got caught out by leaks? >> after 9/11 the business as usual changed and they expanded their surveillance programs and all of this metadata they needed
to prevent another 9/11. you heard patrick leahy, democratic senator from vermont, his point the nsa's gone too far. on the republican side, i spoke with rand paul of kentucky, member of the homeland security committee, he goes one step further. he says not only did the nsa overreach but the head of national intelligence, james clapper, he should possibly even be criminally prosecuted for he says, lying to congress. listen to this. >> i do think what our government is doing is unconstitutional, and i really think that in order to restore confidence in our intelligence community, i think james clapper should resign. >> when i pressed him who did more damage to the u.s. national security, suzanne and michael, would it be james clapper or would it be edward snowden he says both of them did some damage, both of them broke the law. he was almost equating the two
of them, which was pretty stunning, if you want to take a look back and see how many others have reacted in defense of this program. >> absolutely. wolf, thank you so much. appreciate it as always. a british soldier hacked to death in the streets near his london barracks while killed in may. today the who two men charged with his murder learned their fate. the verdict up next. an fill thax and pay one flat rate. how naughty was he? oh boy... [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex.
samantha pow, central african republ republic, embroiled in violence between christians and muslims. >> former rebels killed almost 1,000 people in two days. in a rampage earlier this month. today, 6,000 african peacekeepers have arrived to try to prevent more bloodshed joining our african union peacekeepers and also several thousand french troops. this violence left almost 400,000 people displaced. >> ambassador power, who is an expert on genocide, plans to press lead to hold armed groups accountable for acts of violence and force them to lay down their weapons. a jury in london today took just 90 minutes to return a verdict of guilty, this is for two men charged with first-degree murder. >> these are the men convicted of killing lee rig by, that man on the screen a british soldier
first run down by a car and hacked to death in broad day flight view of many witnesses out and about on streets of london. two men are going to be sentenced in january. >> people gathered outside the courthouse today, demanding the death penalty. now that's something that's not an option in great britain. visitors to vatican city couldn't believe what they were seeing. this is awful. authorities say a 51-year-old man set himself on fire, this is in st. peters square. a vatican statement says a jesuit priest threw a jacket on the man, tried to put it out. >> police put it out with a fire extinguisher. the man taken to hospital, serious burns. no word on his motivation. and stunning video from india. you see a boy juggling a ball before a soccer game when a section of the bleachers collapses. there you go. more than 100 people injured, taken to the hospital. heavy rains in that area
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of course, russian president vladimir putin has been in the headlines a lot lately. crackdown on gay rights prompted international criticism, and has had an impact on the upcoming winter olympics in sochi. >> also the massive demonstrations in ukraine we've been reporting on from protesters who want less russian influence in the country and of course his country granting asylum to a man the u.s. government desperately would like back, edward snowden. >> putin addressed a lot of the controversies today. this was a marathon news
conference. here what happens he says about why opposed western values even as russia's banning so-called gay propaganda. >> translator: what is important to defend our society, it's not about criticizing anyone. it's about protecting us from rather aggressive behavior. >> jill dougherty, one who pressed putin on that question, she's with us, joining us from moscow. you had one of those seats there among many to talk and really to confront putin. what was that like? tell us about this event, to begin with. this is rather rare. >> reporter: it is. it's huge. it's his annual news conference, a gigantic hall, more than 300 journalists. you have to be prepared to sit there for four hours, actually you're there for five, because
of security one-hour in advance. it's a very long thing. he gets through -- the estimate was -- i don't think i actually timed it but the estimate was he would be answering about 100 questions. it may be true. so he got into a lot of issues, as you can imagine. but one of the more interesting ones was he said that he kind of envies barack obama for being able to look at all of that information, let's say spy on all of that nsc information but ended up defending the use of it. here's how what he said about that. >> translator: my relations to obama following snowden, i envy him because he can do this and there will be nothing for him because of this. but there's nothing specific to be pleased about or to be upset about. everything has always been like this, first of all.
spying has always gone on since ancient times. >> reporter: so actually another part he had there was to really say that most of the spying that's done is used for anti-terrorist activities, which is interesting because he ends up, at least somewhat, defending barack obama. and he also got in, in fact the first question into ukraine, the demonstrations, et cetera, and he made the point that russia is a good brotherly friend of ukraine and that's why they're helping them out with these loans. let's listen to him. >> translator: ukraine is in a difficult situation today, both economically, socially, politically. the situation came about during a result of a number of circumstances and causes. and if we really speak about the fact they're being a brotherly
nation, brotherly country, we need to act as we do with our close relatives and to help ukraine in this difficult situation. >> reporter: now, of course, people demonstrating would say they're not helping. they're actually trying to yank ukraine back into the embrace of russia, and there was a very interesting moment there where he kind of hinted that ukraine isn't really ready for the european union. so there are a lot of messages coming from that, too. it was fascinate, i have to say, four hours of listening to vladimir putin on all sorts of subject, domestic and international. >> extraordinary, the access, four hours, 100 questions. it's amazing. when it comes to the -- what's described as anti-gay law, although it's really a lack -- i think a law against promoting gay, do you think he's upset that the white house is sending, you know, basically, snubbing sochi in a way and sending a
delegation that includes prominent gay athletes or do you think he doesn't care? >> reporter: well, certainly he didn't say that he was, but i think the problem would be, you know, it is a problem if you have gay people who are there calling attention, which billie jean king, et cetera, calling attention to the fact that there is this law that president putin, on the other hand says, won't be enforced at the olympics. it's a very strange situation because nobody knows how it will be enforced, whether it will be enforced, et cetera. so it's a reminder of something that he probably doesn't want to get into. >> yeah. fair enough. jill, good to have you again. our longtime former moscow correspondent, back on familiar turf there. jill dougherty, thanks. >> good to see you. an extraordinary event, too, think about hundreds of reporters for four, five hours, very different than our own system. jill, you know, endured that to get a question in. >> she loved it. >> makes you appreciate our
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10:00 eastern i believe. what are we going to see. >> 10:00 p.m. on cnn. it's about people who, within the past year, you've probably seen a news story about them because in a pinch they had to make an incredible decision that just became something extraordinary. so, for example, i'm going to introduce you to somebody named ladonna cobb. you may have seen a little about her during horrible tornadoes that happened in moore, oklahoma, may 20th. ladonna had the choice, supposed to go to her house closing may 20th. but instead, as a tornado was bearing down on the elementary school where she helps with her pre-k class, instead of darting out of the way with her own children she kept thinking about the other kids, and they're in the path of this gargantuan tornado. >> when he came in and he said, get out here now, i knew, my stomach dropped at that moment, just the look on his face and
the tone of his voice, i knew something was really, really wrong. and when i came around that building and saw it, my heart just dropped. >> reporter: you actually saw the twister? >> oh, yes. >> reporter: what did you see? >> it was enormous. i could see big, huge pieces of debris flying in the air. >> reporter: could you really? >> yes. it was -- i would say half a mile to a mile at the most away from us at that point. >> that's one of five different people. and this special, we're going to relive some of the moments again with her, for example, as she reveals the unlikely decision that she made that many people think saved a lot of lives. it's not the only person, like i said. we have five different people we're focusing on and what a tough thing to do because there are so many extraordinary people in our news stories for the year. >> we are so proud of you guys for doing that, bringing those people to light. it's really, really incredible.
>> one of the people, too, i don't know if we have time -- let me take over your show -- >> we will watch the special, we promise. >> michael, suzanne, thank you. >> the biggest no in my ear. >> we'll be watching. >> tonight, 10:00 p.m. eastern tonight. good to see you. >> no time, no time. all right. american who was -- that's extraordinary people, you see it there, 10:00 eastern. move on to an american being held in bow livia, now back in the united states and bolivia's not happy. >> did he escape on his own or did somebody help him?
laundering drug money, put him in a notorious prison and then house arrest. >> sean penn went to bolivia to negotiate his release. now they're accusing the u.s. government of helping with the esca escape. >> reporter: jacob is home. >> he arrived in the united states monday morning. >> reporter: but how the american businessman returned to the u.s. is a mystery. arrested in 2011 in bolivia, managing a rice business and accused of laundering drug money. in may 2012, he his wife said the family was puzzled and dismayed by accusations. >> the worst part is that he's an innocent man. he didn't do anything wrong. and he proved that innocence in the court of law. >> reporter: last december after spending 18 months in prison without being charged and his health failing he was put under house arrest. an interview with cnn and
espagnole, he strongly denied the charges. >> the reason this putting in jail because my associate in switzerland is want ford narco trafficking and without the judge seeing evidence. >> reporter: actor sean penn, who took up the cause of his freedom, traveled to bolivia a year ago and met with president morales. >> we're honored and grateful. president morales received juice penn told the associated press he was extracted from the south american country in a humanitarian operation to free him from the corrupt prosecution and imprisonment suffering in bolivia. the state department denied the u.s. government has anything to do with misescape. >> i'm not aware of any involvement. we've been providing him
consular access since june 2011, attended court hearings. >> reporter: authorities confirmed he's no longer in the count country. minister said he took advantage of the fact he was under house arrest to sneak across the border into peru where he took a flight to los angeles. the fact he escaped demonstrates he participated in crimes he was accused of. he and his family touted his innocence and said detention in bolivia without being formally charged was violation of his human rights. >> rafael romo joining us now. do we know where he is. >> the bolivians said he flew to los angeles. he lived in new york before he spent 2 1/2 years in prison in bolivia and has familiarfully new jersey. but he has not appeared publicly yet. >> what a mystery. all right. >> thank you. >> appreciate it. having a conversation with folks, right, you can't tell on
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all right. you can hear my voice, see my facial expression. maybe, just maybe, you can guess my mood based on how i'm speaking. >> i guess your mood every day, in 30 seconds. if you're one of the people who is tone deaf, you doll that, to reading other people's emotions, well, new apps on the mobile device might do it for you. cnn's samuel berk tried out one in new york. >> you look deep into her eyes and see -- actually you have no idea what you see but your mobile app will figure it out for you. to some, it's a frightening prospect. to others, a moment of truth. the brand-new generation of apps that analyze a person's voice and claim to tell you what they're really thinking. one firm is appropriately called beyond verbal. >> the three basic things we do, we understand the speaker's mood, the speaker's attitude toward the subject he speaks and about even the emotional
decision making. >> so i decided to give it a try. this laptop listening to my voice, processing it on the computer, sending it through internet connection and bringing results back here on to the laptop. >> yes. >> reporter: here are results. it says in primary mood, pain, vulnerability, need to fight and secondary mood, communication from disappointment and sensitivity. >> reporter: still not convinced? let's go. i decided to test out the app on the streets of new york. so, tell me about your job, what you do, everything about it. >> i work at lily's times square, a victorian bar. everything is from ireland, south of france. >> reporter: you are action oriented and friendly. flirting a little bit. you think that's an accurate description. >> two numbers up. >> arrogance, eliminating the other. >> great. >> reporter: goal oriented, constructive, communication. >> make sense? >> reporter: beyond verbal hopes
other companies will adopt technology. they suggest carmakers could use it to improve safety. >> your car understands you're distracted. lowering your speed and keeping you and your family safe. >> reporter: call centers dealing with public are using the software. some may consider it intrusive, but beyond verbal says app is not a lie detector test. and they admit, there are limits to what their software can reve reveal. >> what my wife said, if you need this type of software in order to understand your wife better, you're in bad shape anyway. >> reporter: maybe some voices are better left unanalyzed. samuel burke, cnn, new york. >> i think you have to have a good poker face. >> you do. >> you can barely tell. >> i can -- i'm in your head. i can tell your mood. >> don't get the app. >> whether to stay away. >> you think you are. >> all right. check it out if you like. i'm not buying into it. >> we'll see. we'll see if it works.
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