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to stop isis militants rages on, the refugee crisis worsens. and tear gas in the u.s. midwest as police and protesters face off once again over the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager. the lead palestinian negotiator in cairo reports progress in truce talks involving israel and hamas. and because of that, he says the 72-hour cease-fire in mace for much of the week is being extended for another five days. that gets us through the weekend. let's show you the scenes from this morning in gaza city. actually, we can listen in. these are live pictures coming to us now. at the moment, all appears calm. but of course, appearances can be deceiving. so far israel isn't commenting
on the extension of the cease-fire. there have been limited exchanges of rockets and air strikes, but nothing like we've seen during the last five weeks. but a live picture there of gaza city for you. so let's get some details on the progress being made in those negotiations. here is our report from cairo. >> reporter: in an 11th hour deal here in cairo, the palestinians and the israelis finally reached an agreement, but this wasn't an agreement on a permanent truce. it wasn't even an agreement on some of the core demands. this was simply an agreement to extend the cease-fire and continue talking for at least another five days. the announcement came late wednesday night, just minutes before a midnight deadline and end to a 72-hour cease-fire during which the mpalestinians and israelis were engaged.
the palestinian delegation here announced the agreement, and in the first sign that these two sides had actually made progress during these indirect talks, ahmed said they agreed on some aspects of one of the biggest stumbling blocks in these talks, and that was the economic block answer ade in gaza. >> translator: there's been advancement dealing with if lifts of the siege. there remains a positive attitude towards reaching a comprehensive agreement. but there are still sticking points concerning the opening between the crossing of gaza and israel and the launching of a free fishing zone in palestinian international waters. certain sticking points that deal with security issues also need further negotiation and understanding. >> reporter: the palestinians say they'll now go back to the west bank and return on saturday.
the israeli delegation set to come back here on sunday with a new deadline to reach an agreement. now, monday morning, local time, that means once the two sides are back here in cairo, they'll have roughly 24 hours to reach a comprehensive agreement. they haven't succeeded in doing that yet. however, the good news, a new cease-fire is in place. the talks still alive, and that means there's hope once again. let's bring in the israeli government spokesman. he joins us from our jerusalem bureau. thank you, sir, for talking with us. of course, we haven't heard from israel in response to the announcement of this extension of the cease-fire by five days. what is israel's official comment to this? >> we have accepted these egyptian proposals and the truth is, there's nothing new there. israel has consistently agreed
to an unconditiona al eal exteno the cease-fire. we accepted that july 15. hour problem has been hamas either rejects or violates the cease-fire. last night they violated the previous cease-fire. after 9:30 last night, we had half a dozen hostile rockets fired from the gaza strip. we responded to that. but the problem has not been israel. israel has continuously been ready for a cease-fire. the problem has been hamas, which has played all these games unfortunately. >> now israel announcing on cnn this hour that you have accepted the terms of this extension of five days of the cease-fire. talk to us about what happens after those five days, because this is what we're seeing now, at least it's come to this point. now there's been this extension of five days. but this is when the hard work begins, isn't it? when the two sides have to sit
down with egypt mediating these indirect talks and trying to work out some sort of permanent end to this cycle of violence. is that achievable, do you think, at this juncture? >> it's achievable, it's doable. the wild card is, of course, hamas. because we've been consistently ready for a complete cessation of hostilities. that there be no rocket fire from gaza into israel and no more terror tunnels with death squads to come across to kill our people. we are ready for total cessation of violence. we don't want to see hostilities on the border. we are ready for a normal relationship with gaza. but what does hamas want? if they want to have a more normal relationship, they have to seels their terrorist attacks. here's there a contradiction. on one hand hamas says they want
to open crossings and easing of restrictions. on the other hand, they're not having to commit to nonviolence, but that's the key. that's the way forward. if hamas is shooting rockets into israel, how can they ask for normal relationship with israel? it's as simple as that. >> if there is a situation here, will we see the next five days where there is no violence, no rockets fired from gaza into israel, is there any possibility with talks continuing, that with that violence not happening that israel would consider the lifting of the blockade and perhaps the opening of the borders? >> in a word, yes. it has to be remembered that the restrictions were a response to the rockets. if there's no hostile fire from gaza into israel, of course we can have serious discussions about easing restrictions. they're only there in the first place as a response to the
violence and the wild card is hamas. is hamas willing to give up violence? of course the people of gaza want that. of course, most people want that. israel wants that. but hamas is part of a family of radical organizations, not dissimilar to isis in iraq or hezbollah in lebanon or even boko haram in nigeria. for them, nonviolence would be against the grain. but if they want that more normal relationship between israel and gaza, they have to commit to nonviolence and be able to implement nonviolence. that's the only way that israel will agree to a serious discussion about easing the restrictions. >> mark, many thanks to you for joining us and talking to us about this. >> my pleasure. >> good to see some progress in that part of the world. thank you so much. coming up in about 20 minutes from now, we will get
some palestinian perspective. we will be joined by a member of the plo executive committee and we'll be asking her about the talks and cease-fire extension. all right. we turn our attention to iraq. u.s. military leaders say it's far less likely they'll stage a rescue mission to evacvak wait refugees from mt. sinjar. >> a team of military personnel spent a day on the mountain trying to determine how many are there and what their needles are. they think there are far fewer people than previously thought. >> some of the previous estimations were in the tens of thousands. while a u.s. state department official now puts the number in the low thousands. they say air drops of food and w589er have helped considerably. take a look at this map. an isis commander says isis
fighters abducted more than 100 yazidi women and children and took them to mosul and killed a large number of men. >> about 1,000 people have been rescued from mt. sinjar. each of the past few nights. and many of them are being taken to a u.n. refugee camp along the border between syria and iraq. anna coren is there. >> reporter: the wave of humanity that we're seeing crossing the border from syria into kurdistan northern iraq descended here. thousands of yazidis are at this unhcr catch. as you can see, hundreds of tents are being erected, making way for the thousands of refugees expected to arrive in the next few days. now, according to the governor of this area, he says 70,000 yazidis have come here in the last few days.
many of them disbursed to other areas. some as you can see, have set up camp, erecting their own shelter. if they're lucky enough, they have their own cars. these people have been on the go for days after fleeing sinjar from those isis militants who were threatening genocide. the stories that we have heard are absolutely horrific. stories of family members being murdered, being decapitated. we've seen the pictures. these people have lived through it and they are desperate for help. they are calling on the international community to come and save them. they don't feel safe in iraq anymore. >> there is too many people dying here every day. maybe you see today two person dead here in this camp. and no good, no water. these people here, no one wants to stay here. everyone wants to get out from iraq. >> reporter: earlier, hundreds
of men from this camp waved signs saying stave us from ex-termination. save us from isis. and appealing to europe, to the united states, to give them asylum. the aryazidis no longer feel in iraq and are pleading with the united nations to give them safe passage to somewhere else. anna coren, cnn, at the refugee camp on the syrian-iraqi border. >> all right. we're going to take a short break. but coming up -- another night, another round of unrest in ferguson, missouri. >> protesters in this u.s. city enraged over the killing of a teenager by a police officer. we'll bring you more on this ahead. plus, diplomats from ukraine and russia dispute the true intentions of a convoy that
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gas to disrupt protesters angry over the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old michael brown on saturday. >> really we're seeing anger grow each and every day. as that happens, missouri's governor announced he will head to the ferguson area in the coming hours. it's now just past midnight in ferguson, missouri. the local school district has delayed the start of classes from friday pushing it back to monday. later thursday activists will hold what they're calling a national moment of silence, this as a way of remembering brown and others they say are victims of police brutality. a woman who says she witnessed brown's death is speaking out. this is cell phone video shot by tiffany mitchell after the insurance dent. we've blurred out michael brown's body. her account of what she saw backs up another eyewitness who claims the victim walls in retreat from the officer.
>> a shot was fired through the window, so i tried to get out the way. as i pull into the side, the kid finally gets away and starts running. as he runs, the police get out of his vehicle and he follows behind him shooting. and the kid's body jerked as if he was hit from behind. he turned around and he puts his hands up like this, and the cop continued to fire until he just dropped down to the ground and his face just smacks the concrete. >> ferguson's police chief is imploring the public not to rush to judgment. despite pressure from activists and brown's family, thomas jackson is not naming the officer involved in the shooting. >> that's got a lot of people raising a lot of questions. he does say, however, the officer was hit and suffered swelling to the side of his face that required medical attention. jackson spoke earlier with cnn's wolf blitzer. >> i don't have a clear
understanding. there are so many witnesses coming forward and we're trying to get them to come in and be interviewed to get that clear picture that's really what's holding things up is witness testimony. so once we get everybody's statement, everybody's angle, what they saw and what they heard, then we're going to have a clearer picture. what i don't want to do is say something that i don't know for sure. we only want to say what we know. when we know, it will be available. >> as tempers flare on the streets of ferguson, media advocacy groups are blasting the arrests of two journalists who were covering these protests. we're joined now live from new york. brian, we saw these two journalists arrested just before police fired tear gas at the protesting crowds. what new information are we learning. >> reporter: we saw a tear gas canister come close to an al jazeera america crew, almost
like they had been targeted. so it's been a tense night in ferguson. a lot of reporters on the scene and protesters, now after midnight demanding the release of some of their friends and family members who have been arrested. last count is 18 arrests took place, including two reporters who are now released. the first is wesley lowery of the washington post. the other is ryan riley of the huffing post. let me show you a video recorded. he was in a mcdonald's working on his story for "the washington post" newspaper when police came to him and told him he had to leave. here's the clip. >> let's go. >> i'm working on it. >> stop videotaping and let's go. >> i don't have the right to videotape? >> let's go. >> you see me working. >> time to go. we're down to 45 seconds. let's go.
>> is it the -- >> let's go. no time to ask questions. you can move your car if it's out here. >> it is. >> let's go. let's go. let's go. here's a door over here. let's go. let's go. you can move. move. >> sir -- >> let's move this way. >> reporters do have a right to record. so do citizens if they're in an experience like that. in these cases, these reporters were taken into custody for 45 minutes and released with no explanation. they weren't allowed to be told the names of the officers or anything like that. both the editors of those organizations have come out and condemned what happened and said it was very inappropriate. ryan riley of the huffington post put up this post. he says he's fine, but if this is the way these officers treat a white reporter working on a
laptop who moved too slowly for their liking, i can't imagine how horribly they treat others. i think that is a story line we're seeing today, and we will see, the issue that involves what kind of gear, what kind of camo and ammo these police officers use when they are trying to control groups of mostly peaceful protesters. >> so brian, it's interesting to watch that video, because you can almost hear wesley, as nervous is he is, try to get answer from the cops. as our international viewers watch this, and maybe they see some of the social media messages claiming that some americans live in a police state, what do we make of watching something like this? because it gets to the heart of this case, that comes treat people differently depending on what neighborhood they're in, and perhaps how wealthy they
are, what should viewers make of what we're witnessing? >> activists say what we're seeing through this series of protests and through a series of recent incidents involving injuries and death of black men at the hands of police are evidence that there is a real imbalance, that people are treated differently, depending on their skin color, even though we live in the year 2014 and live in the united states of america. it is an issue that's bubbling up to the surface and i think willing assisted by social media. these stories can spread in a way they couldn't before. i talked to lowery tonight on the phone. he said he doesn't want the story to be about him. he wants it to be about the protesters. 18 arrests reported tonight in ferguson. >> we'll continue to watch developments out of ferguson. brian, thanks for your insight, joining us live from new york.
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19-year-old heather mack and her 21-year-old boyfriend, tommy shaffer, were taken into custody and arrested. police discovered the couple sleeping in another hotel several kilometers away. >> translator: based on the information from the hotel security officer, we have the names of the alleged killers. they were staying in a hotel in kuda. they were staying in one room. >> reporter: a taxi driver told police the couple held him outside the st. regis. they were reportedly checking out. they placed one suitcase in the trunk and two bags in the back seat. according to cnn affiliate transtv. then they went back into the hotel and did not return. after waiting two hours, the taxi driver spoke to hotel employees who found the couple's hotel room empty. the taxi driver then checked the trunk, discovered blood on the suitcase and drove to the police station, where it was opened and
the bodice covered. a forensic doctor says there were signs of blunt force trauma on her head and face, as well as bruises indicating a struggle. but cnn affiliate transtv says the couple says an armed gang killed her and held them captive but they managed to escape. isha sesay, cnn, atlanta. >> under indonesian law, they can be held up to 20 days while police continue their investigation. there is more confusion over a russian convoy that moscow claimed is carrying relief supply suppose ukraine's war zone. a ukrainian state news agency says wednesday the convoy was changing course. skeptical ukrainian forces maintain the 280 trucks are repainted russian military vehicles that could signal a looming invasion. ukraine's military says it's on the verge of reclaiming the
rebel held city of donetsk. more fierce fighting has been reported there as residents hide out for safety. >> this happening as russian president vladamir putin makes a second trip to crimea. he's due to meet members of russ russia's parliament today. edward snowden says he wants to return home to the united states under the right conditions. he appears clutching an american flag on the cover of the latest edition of "wired" magazine. he says he told american officials he would even volunteer for prison if it "served the right purpose." >> last week, though, russia gave him three more years on temporary asylum. u.s. authorities have brought charges against snowden on leaking information related to surveillance programs. the number of confirmed probable
and suspected deaths from the ebola outbreak in west africa up once again. >> the u.n.'s health agency says the virus has killed 1,069 people with almost 2,000 total cases of the disease recorded. meanwhile, sample doses of an experimental ebola drug that arrived in liberia where they will be used to treat two infected doctors. the u.s. drug maker says its supply is now exhausted. >> and more african countries are sending resources. uganda now joining the fight, sending 20 medical experts to the hardest hit countries. nancy was working as a missionary in liberia when she contracted ebola. she's one of two infected americans now receiving treatment at a hospital in atlanta in the united states. earlier, her husband spoke to cnn about her recovery.
>> each time i talk to her, i get a sense her voice is clearer and brighter. so i'm imagining that she's getting stronger and she tells me that she is feeling better and getting stronger. still very weak. still not necessarily -- it's moving in the right direction. >> she was given the experimental ebola serum that we've talked so much about. that was along with her american doctor and spanish priest. the priest sadly passed away in madrid on tuesday. coming up, more on our top story. the extension of the middle east cease-fire. >> we heard earlier israel accepts the terms. we'll speak with a member of the plo's executive committee and the prospects for peace. and prime minister nouri al
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now that they have seen the situation firsthand. >> yeah, here's what happened. about a dozen military advisers spent the day on the mountain surveying everything, gathering information and they now say there are fewer refugees and they're in better condition than previously thought. >> the political uncertainly of who will be iraq's next leader has baghdad on edge. a suicide bomber blew himself up near the compound of the prime minister designate on wednesday and these 12 people were killed by bombs. and iraqi prime minister nuri al malaki is refusing to step aside, something many hope will help heal the rift when and if he steps down. >> he's refusing to do so because he believes he's the rightful prime minister. he says only the courts can remove him from office. our michael holmes has more.
>> translator: this is a conspiracy being weaved from the inside and outside and it is very dangerous. >> reporter: as his support network crumbled around him, he blamed pretty much everyone else for his loss of power. power he seized and cultivated over eight years, and then in the eyes of many, squandered through his own policies. back in 2006, he gained international support for the job in the hopes that he would be a decisive leader of unified iraq. something he promised he would be. instead, malaki plunged iraq into a period of sectarianism, violence, and corruption it had hoped to elscape with the fall f saddam. >> he has driven the country into the ground. look, he interpreted politics as winner takes all. if you are a winner in politics,
you have a license to loot. >> reporter: he had u.s. and iranian support after a 2010 election that he lost and managed to hold on. and within hours of the u.s. troop withdrawal, he ordered the arrest of rivals and critics, including the sunnihe isolated crushed peaceful sunni protests with violence. soon, tribal leaders because allies of convenience with militants they had fought in the past. tribals and what we now call e isis united against malaki. his critics say he replaced experienced military generals with ill-qualified friends. >> he put previously a number of his lackeys into position of
responsibility. almost all of these defeats on the ground are a result of his wrong headedness in terms of sacking people in the military who knew what they were doing. in terms of the kurds were going to defend mosul, he ordered them out. he ordered his own units in. of course, they ran away. >> reporter: the united states, iran and others once supporters have welcomed malaki's replacement. even the top cleric sending a message it was time to go. but malaki maintains he's the one acting democratically here and playing by the rules, while others violate the constitution. >> translator: america is the host of democracy. how does the american administration go about supporting the president and bypassing the constitution? >> reporter: although he's hanging on and has some public support, he's been far from the unifying leader a fledgling
democracy hungered for. michael holmes, cnn, atlanta. palestinians say the cease-fire between hamas and israel has been extended by another five days. >> if you are with us this past half hour, you saw as an israeli government spokesman confirmed that israel has agreed to the extension. but there has been a limited exchange of rockets and air strikes. still nothing like what we've been witnessing over the past five weeks. israel says a handful of rockets were fired from gaza wednesday night and the israeli military carried out air strikes on terror sites in gaza. i believe this is live pictures of the scene in gaza city. hamas had denied it fired any of those rockets. at this point, let's bring in the plo executive committee
member. she's live in ramallah and joins us from the west bank. thanks so much for joining us this morning. so i want to just start with the news that we have broken here in the past hour, israel staying it does accept the cease-fire extension that the government reiterated hamas is the problem, the spoilers. we know you're with the plo, a separate palestinian body, but what is your response to that point? >> well, they keep blaming hamas for everything. hamas is not besieging gaza and doesn't go around bombing and shelling. the question is right now, stop trying to demonize, dehumanize hamas and make the cease-fire hold and move to ending the occupation and dealing with all the root causes. to i would say if they should accept the cease-fire, they should behave in a way to make use of the time.
we do want to save lives. this is our primary concern. let's save lives. and we do want to end this carnage and this assault and this relentless destruction, this machine of destruction, which is the israeli army. and let's deal with the causes. let's lift the siege. use the five days now in order to deal with the real issues rather than prolong and procrastinate and buy more time and reorganize the system and control of captivity, which is the occupation of gaza. >> let's talk more about that now. so these peace talks have been extended, but where do the talks stand right now today this morning? specifically what are the sticking points that egyptian negotiators are talking about? >> well, on several issues. almost on all issues there are sticking points.
israel wants to deal with the details, with the technicalities, with trying to maintain the system in place, but position itself in a way to pass judgment. like the crossing points, for example. it wants to be in charge and it wants to vet everything that comes into gaza or leaves gaza. the issue of the fishing. it wants to decide on -- from three to six miles but it doesn't want to abide by the signed agreements about fishing rights and territorial waters. about the buffer zone. it wants to place itself in a position to decide on the buffer zone within gaza, that it's 600 or 300 or 100 meters, a minuscule area of land. and it doesn't want to address the real issues that were already part of signed agreements like the sea part and the airport and the safe passage between gaza and the west bank. along with that is the issue of palestinian prisoners that israel has rearrested and so on.
and beyond that, lifting the siege, dealing with all these things, we have to move to a political discourse with international participation based on international law to end the occupation. otherwise, we'll constantly be dealing with the latest manifestation of the israeli controlled system and occupation and system of siege on gaza and the use and -- unbridaled use of violence. >> we see the economic situation that's linked to the militant situation. >> absolutely. >> any rockets are responded with by air attacks. we do have a new element of play. you have a new administration in egypt. how do you rate how the egyptian mediators are working at this massive problem so far? >> well, they certainly are committed and they've been
working extremely hard and they've been going back and forth in this system of proximity talks. the palestinians are in a de delegations that includes everybody. we are in power to represent everybody, along with hamas and islamic jihad. so israeli is talking to the totality of the palestinian political system. egypt is dealing with that totality. it had the very uncomfortable relationship with hamas after the morsi period and so on. but it's accepted to deal with palestinian legitimacy and it is working very hard to achieve agreements on all issues. it's agreed that the issue of the river crossing is a palestinian issue without israeli involvement. but it's trying to get israel to understand that with the palestinians there represented as a whole, that there can be
assurances and guaranties that gaza will be relinked to the west bank. that the government of national accord will be in charge and we'll be dealing with palestinian legitimacy and not factions and moving ahead in that. so we do appreciate the egyptian role. they've been trying very hard to achieve the cease-fire. but how do you get the cease-fire to hold and make maxium use of the time you have in order to achieve genuine agreements. >> in the very least, we have five more days to allow all sides to talk indirectly to egypt. thank you very much for joining us this morning here on cnn. executive member of the plo, thank you very much. still to come for you here on cnn, a trip two decades in the making as the pope touches down in south korea. >> yeah, we'll have live report on what's in store for his five-day visit. le announcer ] id a dollar for every dollar
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welcome back. north korea reportedly fired three short-range missiles this morning. a south korean official says the projectiles were fired into the sea east of the korean peninsula. >> they had a range of around 200 kilometers each. no word on why they were fired but the launches happened just one hour before pope francis landed in south korea. many people making a link there. the pope's arrival in south korea makes a papal visit to the asian continent in more than two decades. >> he's also expected to make a speech, but in english. the trip is part of the church's outreach effort to a growing catholic population throughout asia. >> we want to go to our paula
hancocks in seoul. so the pope scheduled to deliver this speech soon in english. let's have a look at how significant that is. and of course, this whole five-day trip. >> reporter: rosemary, it will be a very interesting speech certainly. the first time that we'll hear him speak during this trip. the first visit that he's made to asia. and of course, the first papal visit to south korea in 25 years. so in that respect, it will be very significant. there are a number of themes that he does have during this trip. we know that he'll be -- he's basically here for the asian youth day. so youth will be one of his themes. of course, persecution of christians is another one of his themes coming here. not only to beatify 124 martyrs that were killed for their faith in the past here in korea, and
talking about north korea. it's unlikely he'll be her five days and not mention the persecution of christians on the northern side of the border. there is a very complicated relationship between the vatican and china. china has its own catholic church but it's state run. so there was a courtesy telegram sent from the pope to the chinese president. this is significant in itself. so there are a number of main themes that we have with the po pope. rosemary? >> very significant that his papal mean was given permission to fly over china this time. i did want to touch on this information we just brought to our viewers that north korea fired those three projectiles an hour before the pope's arrival. a lot of people making the link between the two situations there. what's being said there about that?
>> reporter: this is something that north korea has been doing for several months. they have been test firing missiles on a number of occasions. that is really the season for doing that, during the summer they quite often carry out these missile tests and these projectile tests. the fact that it happened just one hour before pope francis landed in seoul has most experts and observers and everyone else assuming that it was potentially related. assuming that north korea was trying to get some attention just before the pontiff touched down. it is interesting to note as well, rosemary, the fact that the catholic church in south korea invited catholics from north korea to come and listen to one of the masses here in seoul. but north korea responded and said that wasn't possible and it wasn't going to happen. of course, it is significant that north korea was invited. the fact that north korea said
no and an hour before the pope touches down they carry out these missile tests. >> all right, many thanks to you. cnn is reairing its land mark series "the cold war" this year to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the berlin wall. >> it gives an unparalleled look at events that shaped the second half of the 20th century when the threat of nuclear war was just one miscalculation away. we're going to give you a preview of episode 13. >> reporter: the constitution and bill of rights had not removed the wedges of prejudice driven but american society. ♪ freedom, freedom >> reporter: black americans too wanted freedom. where kennedy meant freedom from
communism, they meant freedom from hunger, from fear, from humiliation. >> we looked at racism by degree, you know. so if you lived in st. louis, you said well, it could have been worse, you could be in mississippi. if you lived in mississippi, you say, well, we're lucky they didn't kill us all, that type of peace. and so consequently, any black person that rose up and fought back said he's crazy. >> somebody had to say hey, it's wrong if something is wrong. in a democracy if something is wrong and you say it's wrong, you can gather and petition your government. that's essentially what the civil rights movement was about. ♪ you better keep your eyes on that prize ♪ ♪ oh, lord, oh, lord >> reporter: in many southern states, laws prevented blacks
and whites traveling together, eating together, even going to the same school. ♪ so keep your eyes on that prize, oh, lord, oh lord ♪ >> reporter: black americans were denied jobs and the right to vote. civil rights activists demonstrating against unjust laws were careful not to provoke the police by any display of aggression. they were beaten just the same. it wasn't the first time armed whitesed a assaulted unarmed blacks. but now television was watching. discrimination against blacks damaged america's credibility as
freedom's champion in the cold war. >> and tune in this saturday for the next episode of cnn's land mark series "cold war." u.s. tensions with the soviet union are overshadowed by tensions at home as the '60s are marked by social unrest and the civil rights movement. that's saturday on cnn. in recent years, long island, new york has been pounded by hurricanes and blasted by blizzards. but never before has the area seen as much rain as it did wednesday morning. >> out meteorologist joins us now. what did they get, an entire summer's worth of rain in a day? >> in just a few hours. 10 inches came down between 5:00 and 7:00 a.m. the previous record for new york state for the most rainfall in one day was hurricane irene in
august of 2011. it brown down 11 inches of rainfall. detroit, 4 1/2 inches in eight hours. we had baltimore, significant flooding with six hours of rainfall totals getting to six inches. in islip, new york, 13 inches in august. an all-time record for the state of new york for the most rainfall in a single day. scenes quite like this, video showing you what occurred there when it comes to the flooding that took place on the summer state parkway, rescue workers found some 47 vehicles with 52 people trapped along a half mile stretch across this region. the force of the water so great that some cars that weigh over 4,000 pounds picked up, they're floating away at times. some injuries occurred. emergency crews were using boats to get to folks stranded. the scene when it comes to
significant rainfall, we say turn around, don't drown. you see six inches of water, a person can be swept off their feet. up to two feet or 600 millime r millimeters, you're talking about a car being lifted. i want to share with you some video. flooding take place in portions of the u.s. state of nebraska. take a look at video from saturday. this is the actual hospital in kerney, nebraska. we know about 3 1/2 inches on rainfall came down, significant flooding. nine feet of water gushing into the building. the security camera showing you the ferocity of the water coming through and causing all the damage it did in that region. >> incredible video. >> that's the second time we've seen it.
we all remember this scene from the 1993 team from "mrs. doubtfire." robin williams as plans for a sequel were under way. several other films featuring the late star are scheduled for release in the near future. >> broadway dimmed its lights wednesday to honor robin williams. the great white way went dark
for 60 seconds. williams appeared on broadway several times and made his acting day pew there in the 2011 drama "bengal tiger" at the baghdad zoo. he died monday of what police say was an apparent suicide. >> and now oh a development, it doesn't surprise me, but it's disgusting. robin williams' daughter, zelda, is said to be quitting social media we beliebsites after inte trolls continue to abuse her online. two of them sent her a photo shopped image of her father's dead body. >> others sent her disturbing and cruel messages. part of her final tweet reads, deleting this from my devices, maybe forever. goodbye. she did thank the large majority of her followers who said she gave her positive support.
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