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and hello to our viewers in the u.s. and around the world. thank you for joining us for our special coverage. i'm natalie allen. ahead this hour for you, time running out at the nato summit to find a pathway to peace for ukraine. still ukraine's president says he's hopeful. we'll go live to wales and to moscow for the latest on developments. plus the world remembers legendary comedian joan rivers. >> you laugh at, it you can deal with it. that's what i did my whole life. >> we'll have reaction from some of her closest friends to her death as we look back at her life and groundbreaking career. and thanks again for joining us. our top story, nato leaders meeting in wales are slamming russia for fueling unrest in eastern ukraine and they vow to support the government in kiev. separatists fighting in eastern ukraine is a main topic at the
summit you're seeing here, which comes as talk does circulate about a possible cease-fire. but other cease-fires have failed. ukrainian president petro poroshenko, though, says he has what he calls careful optimism about peace talks with rebel leaders set for later today in belarus. meantime, in day one of the two-day nato summit secretary-general anders-figu f rasmussen placed blame for the growing crisis squarely on russia. >> we call on russia to ends its illegal and self-declared annexation of crimea, which we do not recognize. we call on russia to pull back its troop from ukraine, to stop the flow of armed fighters and funds to the separatists. we call on russia to step back from confrontation and take the
path of peace. >> the final day of the summit is about to get under way, and nic robertson joins now from wales with the developments there. and certainly many people talking and maybe thinking of -- excuse me, talking about the cease-fire that could happen. others have failed. but the big thing is what is nato's resolve, what are the european leaders' resolve when it comes to dealing with russia? >> well, it's to send a very strong message to russia that it has to reverse its action and change its plans as far as ukraine is concerned. the message is that while president putin is laying out ideas for peace in the south and east of the ukraine no one here is taking it at face value. they see russian troops on the ground in ukraine and they say that must change. there has been very broad and strong support here for president poroshenko of ukraine,
who's been attending the talks here. there's going to be a -- nato is sort of adjusting itself to this new threat. that's how much support there is. obviously, ukraine is not a member of nato. there's been discussion here about how they can strengthen democracy inside ukraine, how they can strengthen the military forces there. there will be training exercises, peacekeeping exercises involving nato troops inside ukraine this month. it's another strong message. so it's all about helping ukraine and sending a message to moscow. and what the politicians here are telling us is that how president putin reads what's happening here is critical, they need to be united, nato needs to act in a united way and with a strong voice because president putin will look at the nato summit to try to see if there's
any gaps, can he make gaps between the sort of different european countries here and therefore try to weaken their position on ukraine and on nato. so the message here is very much that the leaders need to stick together, need to speak with a united voice, natalie. yeah, absolutely, because nato hasn't done much in the past few years, has it, nic, to fund military troops. they've kind of relied on the united states to fill if any gaps. so the question is how far are they willing to go and how much of a threat are they willing to kind of look -- look as a threat to vladimir putin, who's very much -- to vladimir putin, who very much is worried about national security when it comes to ukraine? >> reporter: there's been a sea change of opinion among nato
leaders, particularly in europe. the united states has always said the european need to take their defense more seriously, they need to spend more money, the financial commitment that nato members are supposed to give towards defense spending is 2% of their gross domestic product. barely four of the 28 nations within nato do that. and so what we're seeing here is there will be pressure from the united states, from britain, from the others, france, that contribute that 2% or more than 2% on the others that they should cough up more money. we are expecting the announcement of some funds today to help fund the support of wounded soldiers in ukraine, to help fund improvements in command and control, to help fund other things for ukraine because ukraine is not part of
nato. there will be these separate funds established. so we're expecting to hear that as well. but there's been a sea change, and the reason there's been a sea change is the leaders here saw that aircraft shot down, that civilian aircraft shot down over ukraine, mh17, and they see russian troops on the soil of ukraine, and this has made them change their opinions and change their military position towards russia at the moment. and that the united states and others like britain and france hope will force and convince these other european leaders that they need to spend more money, put their hands in their pockets, more on defense spending, natalie. >> and you'll be there covering the final day of the summit as it begins there today. let's turn now to moscow and matthew chance is there. as nick just said, matthew, everyone there in wales will be looking to see how vladimir putin reads their actions.
>> well, perhaps, although there's a sense in which he's already read the inaction of nato to provide military assistance to ukraine. there's been lots of talk ahead of the summit and during the summit about supporting ukraine. but all of the members of ukraine -- of nato, rather, have been very careful to say that they don't believe there's a military solution to this from their point of view, they're not going to provide ukraine with the kind of military backing that that country would need to overcome the insurgency and certainly not to confront what many in nato believe is a limited russian invasion in eastern ukraine. so it leaves the ukrainian leader with very few options. there is this peace initiative which has been on the table. there had been a phone call on wednesday between president poroshenko of ukraine and his russian counterpart vladimir putin in which they agreed a kind of framework that would result in a cease-fire on the ground in eastern ukraine. expectations now are pretty
positive that that peace deal is going to be agreed. the talks in belarus later on today, representatives of russia, ukraine, and crucially the rebels of eastern and southern ukraine as well sitting around a table in minsk, the belarusian capital, to hammer out the exact details of what that would involve. the outline of it has already been put across. vladimir putin has set out seven points that he believes will lead to a cessation of hostilities in eastern ukraine, talking about an end of all kind of violence on both sides, a freezing of violence, opening of humanitarian corridors. the unconditional exchange of prisoners. things like that. and the expectation now given that nato is not offering ukraine at military support is that ukraine will have to seek a compromise in that framework. >> matthew chance for us in moscow, and we'll talk with an analyst from "the economist" coming up a little later on
these developments. thank you, matthew. now we turn to the other top story that we continue to follow here, and that is the life and now death of joan rivers, who's being remembered and celebrated today as we learned of her passing in new york thursday. funeral services are now set for this sunday in new york. and remembrances, as you can imagine, are pouring in from all over the world. her family says the 81-year-old died peacefully thursday in a new york hospital where she had been for a week, but two investigations by new york state officials will examine the clinic where she had the surgery that led to her medical emergency. rivers' daughter melissa said in a statement as she arrived back at her mother's apartment on thursday, "my mother's greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. although that is difficult to do right now, i know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon." well, virtually no subject was off limits for joan rivers, including her own mortality. take a listen to this video clip
from her final stand-up comedy performance, recorded one day before she ended up in the hospital. >> i am now 81 years old. i could die any second. no, no, no. don't applaud. like that. i could go. do you understand how lucky you would be? do you understand you would have something to talk about for the rest of your life? you were there? you were there? >> just a day before she went to the hospital. well, dozens of celebrities who knew rivers are paying their respects, including kelly osbourne, her co-host on "fashion police." she tweeted "joan, thank you for taking me in and loving me as a daughter. i'll miss you deeply and will always hear your voice in my head saying "my darling, get out there and be you." joan rivers certainly took her own advice on being herself. as we go to break here, here's a look at some of her best one-liners. >> my hot flashes are so bad i was hit by a heat sikh missi-se
missile. >> if i want to see three people that make tons of money and have no talent i will not watch you guys. i will watch the kardashians. >> what happened to your eye? what happened? >> i scratched it on al roker's zipper. and it was just -- >> and now it's time to bring up the man of the hour, comedy legend joan rivers! [ audience chanting "joan" ] >> i do an upside down glass because i have not seen cups this empty since i did shots with dinah lohan. >> i'm sure some of you out there are wondering if my breasts are real. okay? let me just explain to you. thank you. this one is. this one isn't. >> what we do is a calling.
secretary of state john kerry will be called to testify before congress to explain the obama administration's plans for fighting isis. the house foreign affairs chairman says the committee needs to hear a comprehensive strategy at the september 16th meeting. meantime, human rights watch says isis militants massacred as
many as 770 iraqi soldiers in june at a base near the city of tikrit. that number much higher than initially thought. nato leaders are discussing what their strategy on isis should be. at the summit they're having there in wales. deputy u.s. national security adviser ben rhodes spoke with cnn's jim acosta. >> based on what you've seen and heard at the summit so far, do you think there will be a multinational coalition to go after isis? >> i absolutely do believe that there will be a coalition of countries from the international community, from here in nato, also from the region where many of the neighbors have stepped up and said they want to be a part of that type of effort. and again, what we can ultimately do is work together to degrade and ultimately destroy isil. that's going to have to start with the type of action we're taking in iraq to push them back and give space for the iraqi and kurdish forces on the ground to go on offense. >> talking about other countries
stepping up. australia's defense department says it has completed a second delivery of military equipment to northern iraq, and prime minister tony abbott said wednesday he was prepared to make australian jets available for air strikes on isis targets. the world health organization is wrapping up a two-day meeting today on experimental ebola treatments and vaccines. the disease is far from being under control in west africa and in nigeria there are new fears it could spread. authorities are keeping a close eye on 400 people who were in contact with a doctor who died from ebola without admitting he had been exposed. >> the patient revealed to him that he had ebola and that he didn't want actually to be labeled because he might be isolated, and he still went ahead to treat him in secret outside a hospital premise. and when he became ill, he also did not reveal to his colleagues
that he had contact with someone who had contracted ebola. >> another development. the third american to be infected is headed home for treatment to the united states. dr. rick sacra contracted the virus in liberia even though he wasn't working directly with ebola patients. he's expected to arrive in nebraska on friday. staff there have been prerparin for his arrival training in the containment unit at the university of nebraska, where he'll be treated. some of the nigerian schoolgirls who escaped their boko haram abductors are getting full scholarships to the american university of nigeria. some good news there in this story. more than 200 girls, though, remain missing since being kidnapped some five months ago. the islamist group's leader threatened to sell them into marriage or sell them into zlafry. slavery. we don't know what happened to them.
but 50 of the girls escaped and for some of them their future is looking brighter. the university's president spoke with our isha sesay. >> in may the head of our security unit hired a female guard whose sister had been kidnapped, and she came to us and said, you know, is there a way we can help her sister and the others? so during the summer she went up with some of our a.u.n. personnel and identified and began to find some of the other 58 girls who had escaped. and last saturday we drove up, and 11 of the girls and 11 of their parents hopped in our a.u.n., american university of nigeria, minivan, and we drove back to campus. and with us now on our main campus doing a year of remedial work. and then they'll begin their undergraduate career with us soon as they finish that. >> the president of the university there saying that the best way to fight boko haram isn't through violence but education, jobs, and health care for young people. we wish those girls well. just ahead here on cnn, the
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the u.s. justice department is opening a federal investigation into the use of force by the police department in ferguson, missouri. that's where unarmed american teenager michael brown was shot and killed by a white police officer. a number of witnesses say brown was surrendering with his hands up when he was shot at least six
times. attorney general eric holder announced the investigations thursday. >> in ferguson our investigation will assess the police department's use of force, including deadly force. it will analyze stops, searches, and arrests. and it will examine the treatment of individuals detained at ferguson's city jail. in addition two other potentially discriminating techniques and tactics that have been brought to light. >> do you think there's a problem with the department when it comes to civil rights? >> no, i don't. i think that we've worked really hard to make sure that we treat everybody fairly. i think there's a segment of the community that is a little bit distrustful right now in light of some of the events of recent weeks. >> brown's death of course sparked weeks of protest in ferguson. dozens of people were arrested for various things like throwing
molotov cocktails and for weapons charges. things have settled down in ferguson. well, there are dozens dead in india after more late season monsoon rains. ivan cabrera's following that for us from the weather center. ivan. >> yeah, and some discrepancies in fact with some of those numbers, which may in fact go up as far as the tallies of the people that have had their lives taken as a result of this incredible flooding that has impacted not only india but also portions of pakistan. particularly hard hit has been the province of punjab, where we have lahore registering 169 millimeters of rainfall in 18 hours. you must keep in mind that's a lot of rain, one. and two, they only get 61 millimeters in the entire month of september. so this is a very late season event and unusual for them as well. and then also in other parts of pakistan similar tallies. 166 millimeters. and this is what it left. people trying to get around. just incredible flooded roads here. we understand some villages just
completely submerged and cut off. in fact, marooned. so what you have now is responders trying to get to those villages that have been cut off. unfortunately, they're doing that with very heavy rainfall. rainfall not cooperating this time around. the dryer season supposed to be here by now. the monsoon withdraws from north to south but it has not done that, and also we have had some rainfall not just in india and pakistan but also in southeast asia here impacted with thailand. 134 millimeters. that's torrential downpour in just a couple of days. show you some of the pictures from thailand, and then we'll work our way up into china, where the issues there are ongoing as far as the flooding. the theme has been the same. and natalie, as we've been talking about here the last several weeks, the wet season here begins in the spring, and now we're getting into fall here almost, and we're still dumping some incredible rainfall across not only southeast asia but also into china. my concern here where you're watching that scene unfolding behind me, you'll be able to see more rain is going to be on the
way. and then we have the disturbance in the south china sea that will likely enhance the rainfall here. unfortunately not good news. and north china continues to see some heavy rainfall p along the boundary from chongqing east to shanghai. and then japan also getting hit with some very heavy rainfall with that front there, with locally heavy downpours overt next 24 to 48 hours. in the philippines it's been very heavy rain as a result of an area of low pressure to the east of the philippines. this development here is what we're watching as well. this will likely move off toward the west, toward vietnam with heavy rain for them there including thoiland as well. and this development likely going off to the north over the next few days. it will be a slow development but nevertheless it will likely head up toward japan. whether it hits japan remains to be seen. stay with us. we'll keep you posted. we'll check on hurricane norbert in the next half hour. >> all right, ivan, see you then. coming up here on cnn, ukraine's president optimistic about today's peace talks with rebel leaders. we'll have a live report for you from kiev, ukraine.
also the one, the only, joan rivers. >> i have no sex appeal, and it has screwed me up for life. peeping toms look in my window, pull down the shade. my gynecologist examines me by telephone. >> oh, she was so funny. queen of the one-liners. we will have much more on joan rivers' life and legacy. so what we're looking for is a way to "plus" our accounting firm's mobile plan. and "minus" our expenses. perfect timing. we're offering our best-ever pricing on mobile plans for business. run the numbers on that. well, unlimited talk and text, and ten gigs of data for the five of you would be... one-seventy-five a month. good calculating kyle. good job kyle. you just made partner.
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saying he's optimistic a cease-fire can be reached today when rebel leaders and government officials meet in belarus. u.s. secretary of state john kerry will be called to testify before congress to explain the obama administration's plans for fighting isis. the house foreign affairs chairman says the committee needs to hear a comprehensive strategy for dealing with isis at the september 16th meeting. joan rivers' funeral will be held sunday in new york. the comedy legend's family says she died surrounded by family and friends on thursday. about a week ago the 81-year-old suffered a cardiac attack during a minor vocal procedure. she was rushed to the hospital and eventually put on life support. sadly, rivers was unable to recover. well, hopes are running high that a peace plan for ukraine could be signed less than seven hours from now at talks in belarus, but russian-backed separatists continue their
advance. eastern ukraine, as you can see. rebel leaders say they could order a cease-fire today if kiev agrees to a political settlement. let's take a look at the issues now facing nato when it comes to russia and ukraine. joining me from london, edward lucas, senior editor for "the economist." edward, thank you for joining us. so there is this supposed hardening european opinion when it comes to dealing with russia, and this he won't be a one-off deal, this will be ongoing, but the big question is how willing is europe to really digging in? our correspondent in moscow was just saying a short while ago that russia kind of has a ho-hum attitude toward nato because they haven't done anything to strengthen ukrainian troops so far. >> well, i think that's right. russia hasn't seen a reaction from the west that would really deter mr. putin from his land grab in ukraine. the sanctions haven't really been effective.
we haven't really helped ukraine. we're just beginning to boost the front line states of nato. that's poland and the baltic states. but even that's more words than deeds at the moment. >> right. so you were saying that poland has suggested a base for some 10,000 combat troops there. do you see any likelihood of that happening? >> i think it depends how permanently the troops are there. there's a lot of small exercises and deployments going on in the baltic states. in poland we've stepped up the air policing, which is very necessary because russia is intruding into those countries' air space. i think they'll get something. the key is to have a rapid reaction force, which is preauthorized. a bit like a preauthorized credit card. so that if there is a crisis it can be deployed very quickly by nato military commanders rather than having to wait for the political discussions at nato, which could go on for days or more and could lead to russia
getting facts on the ground in the baltic states, which would then be very dangerous and difficult to reverse. so i think they are getting something and the summit will discuss that later today. >> but what about this rapid reaction force? what does that do to the tension, to bringing in forces that close to russia which clearly is already feeling its national security threatened? >> well, i think there's a paradox here that russia only feels secure when its neighbors feel insecure. and this is something that russia has to deal with. and if you cast your mind back to the 1990s when nato first expanded nato decide it wouldn't even regard russia as a threat, it would regard it as a friend. it wouldn't have any troops there, and the whole idea was that nato would be in partnership with russia to deal with other security issues. and that's changed because russia didn't like that arrangement. russia has bullied its neighbors. we saw the invasion of georgia, and now we see the invasion of
ukraine. we've seen lots of subversion and mischief making in the baltic states and very threatening language, so these countries are terrified of language. and as members of nato 2345i9o has to support them. if russia doesn't like that situation it should ask itself why did we go around terrifying our neighbors so that they demanded this extra protection? >> right. and what do you make of this isolation now that vladimir putin seems to be finding himself after so many years of warming ties with the west and, yes, the nato issue has always been an issue as it's crept toward russia's borders. but it seems like he's very well posed to let that goodwill and those warm relations erode. >> i wouldn't really say nato crept toward russia's borders. nato expanded because the countries next to russia wanted it to expand. nato didn't swallow anyone. but i think you're absolutely right, natalie, that mr. putin has started the process of the isolation of russia and this is
a tragic turning point for the russian people after 25 years of trying to integrate russia in the west financially, economically, diplomatically, politically, and every way. and now we see russia turning away from that. and the prize in terms of the land grabs in ukraine is very popular inside russia in the short term, but in the long term this is very bad for russia. the infrastructure is crumbling. public services are bad. the economy's stagnating. and i think under putin russia really isn't going anywhere. it's just a series of these bombastic stunts and military adventures but no real progress. >> that's a very astute analysis from you. and it's interesting that his popularity remains above 80% even despite that. how long that will last anyone knows. but thank you so much, edward lucas, senior editor for "the economist." we appreciate your time. we also want to bring in cnn's reza sayah, who's following developments from kiev. he joins us now live. and of course as we're talking about this nato summit and what the response could be all the
while petro poroshenko is focused on a possible, some sort of cease-fire. reza. >> reporter: yeah, natalie. this has obviously been a costly and bloody conflict that has lasted for more than four months. but today we could have a breakthrough. we could have an end to the fighting. it all depends on what happens in about 4 1/2 hours, 2:00 p.m. local time in the steve minsk, belarus. that's where both sides of this conflict are set to meet. and they both say they're prepared to sign a seven-point plan, a seven-point cease-fire agreement that would presumably put an end to the fighting. we should point out that many western leaders, members of nato are skeptical about this plan. some have criticized it, described it as a ploy by moscow and russian president vladimir putin to delay the sanctions and buy some more time for the
pro-russian rebels in southeastern ukraine. but as you mentioned earlier, ukrainian president petro poroshenko says he supports this plan, and pro-russian rebel leaders, they say they support this plan as well. if indeed this plan goes into effect today, among the conditions are an end to all military operations in southeastern ukraine, the pulling out of all troops, the banning of all military flights over the conflict zone, and establishment of a humanitarian zone where refugees, victims can get out of the area and humanitarian aid could get in. and the positioning of international monitors, who would make sure that all sides abide by these conditions. yesterday mr. petro poroshenko says he expects this deal to be signed at 2:00 p.m. local time. once that happens he says he will immediately call for an end to military operations by ukrainian forces and then rebel leaders say if they observe that
ukrainian troops have heeded the cease-fire an hour later at 3:00 p.m. they will stop fighting as well, natalie. so all eyes on 2:00 p.m. local time. it's about 4 1/2 hours from now. to see if indeed this cease-fire agreement is signed in minsk, belarus, and then we wait to see if it's effective, if it means that the fighting will finally end for now in southeastern ukrai ukraine. >> all right. because there are even more reports of people still trying to get out of harm's way because we continue to forget all the people whose lives have been just wrecked by this continued fighting. reza sayah there for us in kiev, watching developments. we hope you have good news later on today. thanks, reza. all right. we turn again to our other top story, the death of comedian joan rivers. the quick witted comedian known for her sharp tongue and as she said saying the things other people were only thinking.
died in a new york hospital thursday afternoon. one week after suffering cardiac arrest during a medical procedure. fellow comedian roseanne barr had this to say of joan -- "she was always surprising us, always defying the status quo, always courageous, loud, opinionated, and damning. joan was constantly praised and then hounded by sexist hollywood for having an independent point of view and a sense of unmatched female inner power. no one has ever seen such a fierce woman in any immediate y." that from roseanne barr. well, actress and comedian kathy griffin also paid tribute to her friend, telling our anderson cooper rivers changed red carpets forever. >> she took a bunch of celebrities walking into a building and turned that into two hours of entertainment. she put designers on the map before anyone knew who they were. >> yeah, she did a lot of that as well. another comedic legend, the
american late-night talk hshow host johnny carson gave rivers her big break. the two stars had a close working relationship until one event changed their friendship forever. cnn's gary tuchman with that. >> reporter: joan rivers became a queen of comedy with the help of the king of late night. >> she is funny herself. would you welcome please joan rivers. >> reporter: joan rivers has always said johnny carson was her mentor. her first guest appearance on his "tonight show" was 1965. by 1983 she was johnny's regular guest host. >> talking to lucille ball. >> the late great lucille ball was promoting a movie, and she made a rare appearance on late-night television to talk with joan rivers on "the tonight show." >> i didn't realize you were on more times, hours than anybody else. >> i didn't either till i heard you say it. >> yeah. >> joan rivers thrived while filling in for johnny. with her self-deprecating humor.
>> today, which is january 20th, is my daughter melissa's birthday. [ cheers and applause ] isn't that nice? and i remember so clearly the day she was born because it broke up my wedding reception. >> reporter: she often made fun of her homemaking skills. >> too bad. i do not cook. i hate to cook. cooking is boring and it's stupid. flies come to my kitchen and have to brown-bag it. the last time my husband had a hot meal the house was on fire. you know what? >> reporter: and she didn't much enjoy cleaning either and like much of the time was quite vivid about how she felt. >> not one woman here was ever made love to because she did the linoleum. the floor's immaculate, lie down, you hot tramp. never happened. never. >> it's friday night, and i'm very blue. >> and we saved the best audience for last. >> it is. >> reporter: joan rivers did so well on "the tonight show" that the new fox network hired her to become the first female
late-night talk show host, making her johnny carson's rival. carson felt betrayed. and the two never talked again. >> fox came with this amazing offer, and we took it. and he was the first one i called. and as i said, he hung up. and that really hurt me. all these years it's always upset me. >> reporter: the year after her show premiered was a tough one for joan rivers. her program was canceled. her husband committed suicide. and she was banned from "the tonight show" for almost 28 years. until this year, when jimmy fallon took over. she made a quick cameo in february. 49 years to the day after her very first "tonight show" appearance. then she had a full segment in march. >> i have a photo of you. this is you in this same studio in 1965. you and johnny. you're a knockout. >> second night that i was on. >> is that right? >> i'd been working eight years in greenwich village and
nothing, and he said, god bless him, you're going to be a star. it changed my life. >> reporter: acknowledging the support of johnny carson. even after all they had both been through. >> joan, i can't -- i've got to say, it really means a lot to me that you're on the show tonight. i love you so much. >> same here. >> reporter: gary tuchman, cnn, atlanta. >> i can't -- hard to believe that she is gone. well, we have compiled a collection of joan's classic quotes on our website like this one. people say that money's not the key to happiness. but i always figured if you have enough money you can have a key made. to read more of her one-liners just go to cnn.com. and next here contradiction this boston man be doing high-tech dirty work for isis? so factors like diet can negatively impact good bacteria? even if you're healthy and active. phillips digestive health support is a duo-probiotic that helps supplement good bacteria found in two parts of your digestive tract. i'm doubly impressed! phillips' digestive health. a daily probiotic.
a senior u.s. official says washington absolutely will secure an international coalition to defeat the militants isis in the middle east. and the nato chief says any iraqi requests for nato aid in fighting isis will be seriously considered if baghdad formally reached out to the alliance. iraq's president says his country needs help now. >> translator: i request support to iraq, support for iraq. to fight those terrorists because iraq now is in a fragile
situation. if there is cooperation and coordination between iraq and the united states and the neighboring countries, i believe that organization can be quickly wiped out. a boston man is now on the fbi's most wanted terrorist list, suspected of working for isis. unlike other americans caught fighting for the terror group on the battlefield, this man's role may have been a much bigger threat to america. here's cnn's deborah feyerick. >> reporter: intelligence sources say it makes sense that isis would want to recruit a guy like american ahmad abu samra. he grew up near boston, holds a syrian and u.s. passport and graduated from northeast university in boston way degree in the field of computer technology. believed to be in his early 30s, abu samra is fluent in both english and arabic. the fbi released this audio
recording they say is abu samra. it's unclear who he's speaking to. >> if they don't have a warrant, they don't have a right to do that. make sure you tell your mother that next time. because they might scare her. >> reporter: although authorities will not confirm abu samra's role in isis if any, a law enforcement official tells cnn that they're looking into whether he might be involved in the murder group's media wing, specifically its english social media, including facebook, an online magazine, and twitter, which recently suspended the group's account. abu samra's friend american tarek mahana was accused by the u.s. of heading the media wing of al qaeda in iraq, which morphed into isis. he's currently serving 17 years in the u.s. for providing material support to terrorists. both men were indicted together in 2009, accused of attending terror training camps in yemen for the purpose of traveling to iraq to kill u.s. troops. abu samra was last seen in syria with a woman and child believed to be his wife and daughter. ironically, two years ago the
fbi tried using social media specifically facebook and twitter to find abu samra. >> obviously, we take very seriously the threat of american citizens who join terrorist organizations. we take additional care when thinking about options for taking them off the battlefield but that your citizenship cannot serve as a shield if you take up arms against the united states. >> again, cnn's deborah feyerick reporting there. also, she says, u.s. authorities are working hard right now to learn more about other americans suspected of aiding isis. well, a man in the state of georgia will face murder charges for leaving his young son in a hot car. justin ross harris says it was an accident, that he simply forgot to drop off his 22-month-old at daycare, but a grand jury indictment accuses him of intentionally leaving his son cooper in the car. harris spent seven hours at work while the boy was strapped into his car seat. temperatures outside that day hit 33 degrees celsius, 92
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hour. we'll watch that closely. the main threat with this thing as it has been with mexico in california or at least baja, which is still mexico, but heading up to the north will continue to be the rain. 270 millimeters accumulated in the past 48 hours. that is impressive stuff. monthly average, well, we've surpassed that in two days in mexico there. we're talking about manzanillo, an area right along the coast. puerto vallarta has been seeing some heavy rain as well. bands continue. spiraling up to the north as will the tropical moisture and the heavy rains will continue along its path here. the strongest of the winds should remain offshore here. but just in case they've issued that warning. there are some of those bands could contain some hurricane force winds. that is the concern. but as it heads to the north and west it will continue to weaken. it's heading up toward cooler waters. then by the time we get into 96 hours here we're talking four days ahead, it will become post-2r07ical. we're still going to have something here, and that means that some of that moisture will
head up toward southern california and san diego. but the bulk of the heaviest rain will certainly remain to the south as it is a tropical system now. non-tropical. as we jump a couple of oceans here and take you into europe, southeastern europe has been seeing very heavy rain in the last couple of days, and particularly hardest hit has been bulgaria and italy as well. take a look at some of the rainfall hallies here. my goodness. 275 millimeters of rainfall the past 48 hours. incredible stuff for italy across the south at 96 millimeters in parts of bulgaria as well. we'll continue to see the threat for not only heavy rain but with some of those thunderstorms the potential, natalie, for large hail as well as severe winds across the southeast. hot but dry and quiet across the west. >> all right, sir. ivan, thank you. well, finally, actor george clooney has announced plans to direct a movie based on the hacking 1k57b8d that brought down the uk's "news of the
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there is cautious optimism of a possible truce in the coming hours. we're live from both wales and kiev. also, cnn speaks exclusively to the family of this young western woman, who wasalso, cnn speaks y to the family of this young western woman, who was lured to the violent world of jihad. we'll find out what happened. and -- >> i purposely go into areas and people are still very sensitive and smarting about. >> why? >> if you laugh at it, you can deal with it. >> we remember comedienne joan rivers, fearless, funny, a trail blazer. >> at 21, my mother said, only a doctor for you. when i was 22, she said, already, a lawyer, cpa. 24, she said, grab a dentist. 26, she said, anything. >> hello and welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm max foster in london. the second and final day o