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>> hey there, everyone. thanks for joining cnn's special coverage. i'm errol barnett. welcome to those of you watching in the u.s. and all around the world. coming up this hour, u.s. president barack obama will make his case to congress tuesday on how to defeat isis. we'll have a closer look at the multipart plan and whether it can work. plus, new details today about what happened when mh17 was shot out of the sky over eastern ukraine. that's coming up. and nfl star ray rice suspended indefinitely after a shocking video surfaces of him punching his fiancee unconscious. what the league and his coach have to say about what's next.
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a very controversial story many people are discussing. but we begin with u.s. president barack obama, he meets with leaders today to talk about his plan for combatting isis. he'll unveil that plan to the american people and really to the world on wednesday. the obama administration is pushing for a coalition, essentially, to defeat isis. and later today, u.s. secretary of state john kerry will leave for the middle east to rally some regional support. kerry says almost every country there has a role to play in defeating the sunni militants. listen. >> for some, that will mean military assistance. both direct and in the form of training, arming and, advising, equipping. for some, it will mean contributing to the desperately needed humanitarian relief effort. for some, it will mean helping to identify, track, and cut off isil's funding and prevent the flow of foreign fighters. for still others, it will mean
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demolishing the distortion of one of the world's great peaceful religions and counteracting the propaganda isil uses to recruit new supporters. and for all, it will mean publicly supporting the new inclusive government in iraq. >> let's show you what's taking place in iraq. president obama phoned this man, alabaddie on monday to congratulate him on being sworn in as the country's new prime minister. the white house says both leaders expressed support for a strong strategic partnership. the swearing in came with parliament's formation of a new government, one that's supposed to be more inclusive of kurdish and sunni elements. but the key positions of defense and interior ministers remain to be filled, which remains to be a problem. iraq's previous shia-led government is blamed for marginalizing the country's sunnis, creating support for
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isis, albeit, indirectly, or unintentionally. as is now reported, turning tide on isis depends on winning over iraq's sunni population. >> reporter: in long convoys they drove in from the west. uninvited but welcomed in some sunni communities. representing themselves as liberators, isis would shake iraq's shi'ite government dominated forces out of 1/3 of the country. but there arrival has turned into what many now see as a foreign occupation with an extremist ideology most sunnis do not believe in. while the battle against the extremists is currently being led by iraq, shia and kurdish military with the support of u.s. air strikes, everyone knows that to ultimately degrade and destroy isis, the sunni population must oppose them. this took place back in 2007, when sunni tribal leaders,
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backed by the americans, turned on al qaeda with the sons of iraq. but they claim they were later double-crossed. >>. >> translator: we kicked out al qaeda in 2007. what was the use? we cleaned iraq to have it given to iran. if iran is kicked out, we'll kick isis out. >> he believes iran is behind iraq's shia militia, at war with the sunnis. he says the only way to rebuild trust is for the new iraqi government to return more power to his people. >> if they don't give rights to sunnis in iraq, it is not worth it for us to fight against isis. >> reporter: but even if the new government in baghdad provides greater rights, switching allegiances will believe a delicate process. the governor who fled his base hours before the militants arrived, said it can only be a
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sunni force that -- >> but if that force was from the people, and isis succeed to say to the people, it will be our -- >> pockets of home-grown resistance are appearing. this video, purportedly shows gunmen in mosul killing two isis militants. and the governor claims there are thousands of many ready to take up arms. while president obama and his international coalition are banking on a sunni uprising to get rid of isis, some community leaders say that plan is fraught with danger. it if it backfires, it could trigger a full-blown sectarian war, which in the eyes of one tribal leader, would be ten times worse than isis. >> so what does the intelligence on isis stand today? two u.s. law enforcement
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officials tell cnn they may have identified the masked man in the killing of the journalist james foley. the man spoke with a british accent. here's a bit of information from our pamela brown. >> reporter: they believe he's a british citizen tied to a group of extremists based in london. but at this point, officials declined to name the suspect citing the ongoing investigation and also there are a number of sensitivities around publicly identifying him. isis still has other american hostages whose lives in danger. investigators want to nail down who his co-conspirators are before making any sort of identification. >> so far there's no word on whether it was the same masked man in foley's video, and that of steven sotloff, the second american killed by the isis militants.
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in ukraine, the country's president says he's hopeful the country's ceasefire will hold, despite shelling and gunfire since the truce began. it continued through the weekend, the shelling. on monday, poroshenko visited eastern ukraine. he said 20 ukrainian prisoners of war have been released as part of the deal between kiev and pro-russian separatists. he also voted to keep the city out of russian hands. >> and mario poll and the whole of ukraine are waiting for the whole thing, yes, we are ready to defend ourselves. yes, we have enough forces to defend the city and ukraine, but everyone wants peace. >> now, russia says president vladimir putin and poroshenko spoke by phone on monday to discuss steps toward peace in ukraine. so a positive development there. and in about two hours from now, the dutch safety board is
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scheduled to release its preliminary findings on the crash of malaysia airlines flight 17. you may remember the plane came down over eastern ukraine back in july. senior international correspondent ivan watson covered that crash. he joins us now live from hong kong. ivan, great to see you. these investigators were essentially working in a war zone. what can we expect this report to reveal and not to reveal here in the next few hours? >> well, the dutch safety board says that it's primary goal is to determine the cause of what brought down malaysian air flight 17, and what killed 298 passengers and crew on board that plane on july 17th. it is also investigating why it took some time for a passenger -- a list of the passengers on board the plane to be released. and also why the malaysian flight was flying over eastern ukrai
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ukraine, over an active war zone. now the u.s., the ukraine, the australian government, they have openly argued that it was a surface-to-air missile fired from what they say was pro-russian rebel-controlled territory in eastern ukraine that brought the plane down. now the rebels themselves, and the russian government, they have denied that. there has emerged, however, a substantial amount of evidence showing the presence of a russian buk surface-to-air missile launcher operating in that area, around the time that the plane was shot down. and also the ukrainian government has published a number of wire taps of conversations purportedly between rebels talking about the shootdown of a plane. so there is a lot of evidence suggesting that rebels could have been behind this. we don't know exactly what the
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dutch safety board will say when it publishes its report in a few hours. >> yeah, we're just kind of looking ahead and seeing what we will anticipate this report to include. you know, this happening separate to the overall crisis between the pro-russian separatists and ukraine. but the fact that the presidents are talking, this can be seen as a positive development. but this upcoming report could have an impact on the ongoing crisis. >> especially if one of the conclusions is that, in fact, this plane was shot down. now, to be fair, from the kremlin's side, there have been arguments that have come out that have suggested that a ukrainian warplane could have shot down this plane, and that it could have mistaken the airliner for a plane that was carrying the russian president vladimir putin himself on that day. the investigation had been very much complicated, errol, by the
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fact that it was an active war zone. and it took investigators days to be able to reach the crash site itself. and in fact, no representative of the dutch safety board actually got to the scene of the board. though other investigators were able to reach that point. the dutch safety board says that it is bringing together its report as a result of information from the flight data recorder, from the cockpit voice recorder. you have to note, however, that the rebels, it took them at least four days to hand those devices over to international investigators. and that is after they basically denied having possession of the flight recorders themselves. so there was a lot of confusing and non-transparent behavior taking place in the immediate days after the plane was brought down. and then the further investigation, once the rebels opened the way for investigators
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was complicated by the fact that the ukrainian military launched a military offensive in that same area. so this has been a very difficult investigation. there's a team of at least 30 malaysian police in kiev led by the malaysian defense minister, and they're hoping, errol, to retrieve more bodies, more remains of victims that have still not been recovered nearly two months after this plane came down. >> yeah, this was such an unusual investigation. at the time, investigators saying that the black boxes did not appear to have been tampered with, but we'll find out in the next few hours, as the dutch safety board releases their report. thanks, ivan. still to come for you this hour, cases of ebola increase exponentially in liberia. a dire assessment once again from the world health organization. as a lack of beds contributes to the outbreak. stay with us.
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>> if you're in west africa, listen up. the world health organization warns now that several thousand more cases of ebola are expected in liberia in the next three weeks. there's an exponential rise in infections in the west african nation. free beds for ebola treatment
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have run out. that's forced untreated patients to return home where they infect others. a new area will be fully stocked and handed over to liberian authorities. you may wonder why this is so small. the facility is designed to treat health care workers who contract the disease. the brave men and women on the front lines of this battle. an american who contracted the disease is being flown to atlanta, bound for an isolation unit there. and in a separate story, but also in the u.s., health officials are trying to determine if there's a link between hundreds of children in at least 12 states who've fallen ill with a res pir store virus. the symptoms start out like a cold, but many of the children end up critically ill, in hospital, and needing intensive care. anna cabrera has the latest.
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>> reporter: a child struggling to breathe. >> it's a parent's worst nightmare. >>. >> caller: this 9-year-old is hooked to oxygen tethered by tubes. >> she went from a cold to critical in a short time. >> reporter: the result of a respiratory virus that has sent hundreds of children to the hospital. >> kids that don't normally end up on a ventilator, end up on a ventilator. >> it's believed to be enterovirus ev-d 68. begins with sneezing, coughing, fever and rash. escalates to difficulty breathing, becoming severe, especially for children with asthma. >> i just couldn't breathe at all. no wheezing or anything, just couldn't breathe. >> it hit 12-year-old matthew york so hard he was rushed to the hospital by ambulance. >> he was hunched over with his hand on his chest, and physically, you could see the chest pumping back and forth.
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>> i thought i was going to pass out or die or something. >> doctors in ten states are seeing patients with serious symptoms from the midwest to the southeast. we're talking a huge number of kids affected. 475 children treated at one hospital in kansas city. 60 requiring intensive care. 900 sent to children's hospital in colorado with 86 admitted for treatment, and this is just in the last couple of weeks. the cdc is working to confirm a diagnosis, but there's no simple test, no vaccine. the illness spreading so quickly that experts with the cdc are worried that could be the tip of the iceberg when it comes to severe cases. >> i just hope to get better. >> fortunately both matthew and gabrielle are on the mend. >> you look at that and say, if i would have let that go any longer, how far would it have gone? i'm glad to be bringing my daughter home. >> parents and doctors alike are
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urging vigilance and more hand-washing. anna cabrera, cnn, denver. >> just hate to see sick children like that. all right, parts of the western u.s. have been drenched with record-setting rains. take a look at this. got some aerials of some of the flooding. this is in mow apa, nevada. officials say parts of interstate 15 will be closed for at least three days in both directions because of what you see there, that extensive and wide-spread flood damage. petra, my mother is in arizona. saw the same thing yesterday. this massive flash flood that came, i guess, late at night. >> yeah. >> because by morning time, everyone's trying to get to work and the highways were completely flooded like what we saw in nevada. >> it happened between 2:00 in the morning and 9:00 a.m. local time. the amount of rainfall that came down, really impressive. you take in the monsoons that typically happen in the summer season, and then you take in
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tropical storm nor bert that was crossing northern mexico, and all the moisture in 12 hours, some four inches of rainfall across the valley of the sun. you take this, because the months of july, august, and september, the wettest months of the year for phoenix, because of the monsoons. but what happened here on monday morning is equivalent to those three months of rainfall combined. you have to go back 119 years of data and you would still not find a day that was as wet as monday morning in phoenix. up wards of six inches in six hours. and phoenix, again, in the early morning hours that picked up over three inches, or 80 millimeters of rainfall, five times their monthly average. wettest day in recorded history for phoenix. rainfall equivalent to a 1,000-year event that happened here on monday morning. the rainfall totals out at
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gateway community college, keep in mind, phoenix on average, gets eight inches in an entire year. parts of the valley picked up six to seven inches. and a camera perspective from the arizona department of transportation showing you one of their highways and what it looked like. you can see the lanes here disappear and cars left stranded on the roadways as the water accumulated in buckets across this region. so you take a look, the broad perspective over the four corner states, some five-plus million people even at this hour underneath a flash flood watch, a few isolated pockets in the warning zone where more extensive flooding is possible. a few isolated showers on tuesday, but that's all dry air coming in over the next couple days, beginning wednesday on, errol, it looks like back to dry weather, what this region expects in the southwest. >> just literally, when it rains, it pours there, and the ground cannot absorb it. so they can only take a few of
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welcome back. want to talk about a huge story in the u.s. if you're not familiar, ray rice was once a highly paid star of american pro football. now he's been suspended indefinitely from the national football league and fired from his team. this comes after tmz sports released a video of the baltimore ravens player, punching his future wife. a warning, what we're about to show you is disturbing. this incident took place in february in a hotel elevator.
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the nfl initially suspended rice for two games, but when this new video came to light on monday, the heavier penalty was imposed. you see him struck his fiancee, now a woman who became his wife. rice's coach wished his former player well. listen to this. >> when someone that you care about does wrong, you know, and is faced with the consequences of doing wrong and rightfully so, it is tough, it is hurtful. and my pain is for both of them as a couple, in going forward, my hope is they can make it work. and from everything that i understand and in talking, you know, to ray, up until his suspension, talking to him a lot, it seemed like they really were working hard and they were really doing well in that direction. i hope they can weather this part of it too. i'll be praying for that. you know, if i can help in any way, you know, my wife and i can help in any way, we will. >> now, this actually extends
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beyond the states. the 27-year-old football player had been with the nfl since 2008. now the canadian football league said it will also ban rice from joining any of its teams. here's more on rice's downfall. >> a shocking incidence of domestic violence caught on camera. ray rice punching his fiancee knocking her out old, callously dragging her from the elevator. the reaction, swift, terminated by the ravens. indefinitely suspended by the nfl. his career possibly over. that was not the reaction when the video from outside the elevator was published by tmz in february. rice was suspended two games, considered by many, way too forgiving. >> through it all, janay palmer stood by her man. >> i love ray, and i know he will continue to prove himself to not only you all, but the community and i know he will
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gain your respect back in due time. >> even appearing to apologize for her role in the incident. >> i do deeply regret the role that i played in the incident that night. but i can say that i am happy that we continue to work through it together. >> reporter: both palmer and rice were charged with assault in the february incident in an atlantic city casino. >> my actions that night were totally inexcusable. you know, that night -- let me just put it this way. that night, i just replay over and over in my head. that's not my. my actions are inexcusable. >> both the ravens and the nfl say they'd not seen the video from inside the elevator until it was made public today. the nfl said rice was undergoing a pretrial intervention program in may that would have given him a clean record after a year. rice and palmer wed in march. >> we are continuing to strengthen our relationship and our marriage and do we have to
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do for not only ourselves collectively, but individually and working on being better parents for raven and continuing to be good role models for the community. >> the sickening video now testing the limits of that relationship, forcing the hands of the ravens and the nfl. the season just beginning, domestic violence now in the spotlight. miguel marquez, cnn, new york. a mosque just outside boston preaches peace. so why the number of extremists worship there, including one with alleged ties to isis? and a sense of urgency right now in london as scotland appears much closer to leaving the uk. could this really happen? what the latest polls say after this. [ female announcer ] hands were made for talking. feet...tiptoeing. better things than the pain, stiffness, and joint damage of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. before you and your rheumatologist decide on a biologic, ask if xeljanz is right for you. xeljanz (tofacitinib) is a small pill,
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>> i'm glad you're still with us here on cnn. i'm errol barnett. here are the bigger stories we're following for you right now. iraq has a new government and alabaddie is its new prime minister. lawmakers on monday approve what's supposed to be a
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government including disen franchised sunni elements. u.s. president barack obama weighed in on the indefinite suspension of u.s. pro football player ray rice, the player caught on video punching his family. the white house said, stopping domestic violence is something that's bigger than football and all of us have a responsibility to put a stop to it. the european union has announced economic sanctions against russia for its alleged involvement in ukraine. the measures could take effect in the next few days. russia has warned it will retaliate if the sanctions are adopted. and we are waiting for the dutch safety board to release its first report on the crash of flight mh17 in the next hour or so. u.s. president barack obama will reveal his plan to defeat isis in a speech on wednesday. jim sciutto tells us the president is predicting success,
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but it won't be easy, and it won't be quick. ♪ >> reporter: a new isis video shows the terror group's threat in alarming detail. filming from their own drones in the sky, isis takes a syrian air base with military precision. fearing the same success against the crucial haditha dam in central iraq, the u.s. military launched yet another punishing air campaign to halt their progress. now president obama will outline on wednesday a longer term battle plan, lasting, u.s. officials tell cnn, as long as three years. >> we are going to be able to not just blunt the momentum of isil. we are going to systematically degrade their capabilities. we're going to shrink the territory that they control, and ultimately, we're going to defeat them. >> reporter: phase one, air strikes in iraq against isis
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targets. a campaign already under way. phase two, train and equip iraqi and kurdish forces to defeat isis on the ground. phase three, eliminate isis safe havens inside syria. and the u.s. will attempt to build a broad coalition to combat isis, including in the region. secretary kerry visiting there this week to help recruit allies in the fight. all right, canada, like the u.s., is sending military advisers to assist kurdish forces. the uk, germany, and italy are sending weapons to the kurds. australia is providing air-lift capacity. together it is an unprecedented campaign. unlike even the assault on al qaeda, which is at 13 years and counting. >> i.s. is fundally different. they have a military structure, an organization. so they present more of a target. the question arises, what will happen after the military
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targets are destroyed? after the attactanks are gone? where do we take the campaign from there? >> the president will be acting with greater american public support for military public action. a new cnn poll found 50% of the americans say they are ready and willing for military action as a general rule. and 90% say they see isis specifically as a threat to the u.s. jim sciutto, cnn, washington. >> meantime inside the united states, a spokesperson for a boston area mosque said it doesn't preach any form of radical islam, but that's not stopped known extremists from worshipping there, including one with alleged ties to isis. now the details. >> reporter: the mosque on prospect street is not only cambridge's largest mosque, it's the city's only mosque. as many as a thousand people a week, including immigrants,
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students, families, and residents from surrounding neighborhoods stop by to pray up to five times a day as islam requires. it's open to everyone and it tracks all kinds. including at least eight extremists and recently convicted terrorists. one now under investigation for ties to isis. mosque spokeswoman confirm they attended, saying, none quote, ever exhibited any hint of criminal or violent behavior. add, the islamic society of boston unequivocally condemns isis. yet the numbers are too big for law enforcement to ignore. >> at some stage, we have to accept reality which is, a number of people who have taken up arms against americans, either here in boston, or abroad with isis, have an affiliation with that mosque. >> they include the alleged
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marathon bombers, lady al qaeda, an imprisoned m.i.t. neuro scientist. and now a university of massachusetts computer graduate wanted for possible ties to isis's social media wing. >> run by the islamic society of boston, the mosque doesn't check i.d.s. attendance is much more fluid. that makes identifying the outliers, a lot more different. the spokesperson said if we ever observe any criminal or violent behavior, we would intervene and notify authorities. the mosque said it preaches mainstream islam. there's no evidence to suggest otherwise. >> the mosque and ought to be subject of scrutiny because there's just too many factors
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involved now. >> sad eeky was found in 2008 carrying bomb-making documents for a mass casualty, chemical and biological weapons attack, against targets like the statue of liberty and brooklyn bridge. tarric mehanna was found guilty of plotting an attack on a local shopping mall. and high school wrestler tsarnaev will stand trial for his role in the boston marathon attack. he prayed at the mosque. and two friends, one accused of murder, the other obstruction of justice. t the mosque said it works with officials and those involved in these events have little to do with the cambridge community. now to cross to interesting developments in europe. a new poll in scotland just might indicate that people might
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vote for independence from britain nine days from now. according to the latest poll, you see there, those who support it, this yes vote is up to 38%. that's a single point behind the no side. so this is a statistical tie. but look closely in yellow, the undecided. 18% have yet to make up their minds. max foster reports on how the front man for the yes scotland campaign is trying to win over those undecideds. >> reporter: the baby photoop, a part of political campaigning. the thing about this referendum campaign, is that it feels so much like an election campaign, even if it's lasted so much longer. the discussion of policy and today is all about free childcare under independence. but it's also about personality. and those personalities just don't get any bigger than alex salmon, leader of the scottish national party and his whole
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career has been built on bringing a referendum to scotland. he's asking scots now to trust him, that independence will be okay. >> i like how it sounds. i think he seems friendly. certainly was very good with my two boys. and the fact that he's been the one to lead us to the referendum and give the people a choice, i think he's to be commended. >> i think what he's done for scotland is fantastic. he's led us forward. he's been competing for many years. yeah, i think he's fighting for a good cause. and he's the only person that's really stood up, you know, and made himself be counted for scotland. >> why do you want scottish independence? >> well, the fundamental argument for scottish independence is the same as any country worldwide. scotland is a nation. and it's a universal law that the best people to govern a country is those that work and live in it. nobody will care more about scotland than the people who live and work here. it's the essential argument which has resonated in so many countries through the ages, how
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lucky we are to have a democratic process in which to achieve that independence for our country. >> but they're also hurting for you. i know you say it's not about you. but you are asking for people to trust you to go into any negotiations if and when they happen with london. so it is about you, you're a crucial part of this. >> well, i don't think it's about an individual in a political party. i think it's about freedom for a country. but we're confident that people see it in that light. this is about believing in ourselves. and it's that belief in ourselves that's pushing the yes campaign forward. and that's fundamentally more important than any individual or party. it's a belief in ourselves that this nation which has given so much to the world, in the view of one historian, who invented the modern world. therefore this nation is more than capable of running its own affairs. >> reporter: in theory, this isn't about alex salmon.
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but it is in part. scots will only vote yes if they think he can see it through. max foster, cnn, edinburgh, scotland. >> this just might happen this time. all right, coming up next for you, as tech watchers countdown, tech watchers like myself, let's be honest, to apple's big event, we'll bring you an expert view on what new products we can expect apple to announce. stay with us.
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welcome back. thousands of people remain trapped and hundreds more have lost their lives in india and pakistan after six consecutive days of unrelenting rainfall. our meteorologist has been watching all this and brings us more. this is the region of northern india and pakistan, just walloped this past week. >> we saw something similar to this back in 2010. that event took 2,000 lives, cost them $45 billion in losses. that's equivalent to hurricane andrew. so you put the scale certainly of crisis, unfolding across portions of india and pakistan. the weather data is showing the broad perspective. even across areas to the north, who are deficient in the monsoonal rainfall. but it's not the amount that's
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happened overall, it's the amount that's happened in the past six days as errol alluded to. as you move to pakistan, the jhelum river. this is what it looked like from space two weeks ago. this is 24 hours ago. the rivers expanding outwards, in some areas, the water level vs ris -- have risen some 18 fe. really inundating some of the communities along the river bed itself. and it's a major problem. you take the grand canyon in the u.s., about ten miles across, some of these rivers are six to seven miles across, nearly the scale of the grand canyon as far as the width of the rivers. that's the indus river. depending on what happened in 2010, and pakistan is one of the most mountainous places on our
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planet. k 2, the second highest mountain on our planet, about 28,000 feet high, way up here to the north. so you have a slope like that, water will tend to flow downstream. the arabian stream to the south here. later this week, the concern is that all that water converges to well over 100 million people. that amount of water, certainly going to be very disruptive as it moves its way downstream. some of the scenes, showing people stacked, trying to get to the highest point possible. it's a very difficult terrain here to provide rescue efforts. a lot of them being done by air. and the forecast is looking dry, but the water, the way it moves downstream is going to change all of that as it flows down. >> that's the problem as it all approaches the ocean as well, it becomes much more narrow and concentrated. >> and it becomes a major issue. >> thanks thank you very much. apple will get a chance to
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address its critics tuesday at an event in california. this is expected to be the launch pad for several new products. this happens almost every year now. industry insiders expect these new announcements to include new phones, a smart watch and a mobile payment system. it's also an opportunity for ceo tim cook to prove he can deliver innovative new products and not just incremental updates. i spoke to a technological expert to get her prediction. so what can we expect, jenny? what's interesting about this apple announcement, we've actually got more leaks to work with, more images than is usual. because apple is notoriously secretive about their, you know, device updates. so what do we know this time around? >> it's very true. and one wonders if their pr strategy has changed because there's a large number of leaks that have been trickling out
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about the two big announcements we expect to hear tomorrow. number one, two new versions of the iphone. one in a 4.7 inch wide. the other in a 5.5 inch wide. this would be the iphone 6, and it's been a while since we've had a major upgrade in the iphone, and this is not incremental. this is expected to be something pretty significantly different. greater battery life, much higher resolution display. and the introduction of a kind of a short-range wireless technology called nfc or near field communication. >> now, it's this nfc that could be transformative for u.s. mobile users. this would allow electronic papels via your mobile phone. it's already familiar to some people on the african continent and in europe, but for americans, that would be new. >> we're kind of backwards when it comes to mobile technology over here in the u.s., and it's
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been that way for a long time. near field communications allows short range data transfer without having to be connected to a wireless network or your cellular network, or even blue tooth. interestingly, just today, twitter started doing some experiments with mobile payment for products that you might see in your tweet stream. it just seems like all of the arrows in development are sort of pointing towards more mobile transactions. >> that's right. twitter possibly now including these buy buttons on promotional items that you might see. just quickly, we have a moment left. sometimes there are these rumors ahead of the apple announcement that don't turn out to be true. once again, could the iwatch be one of them? everybody's waiting for the dick tracy-style watches from apple. >> i don't know if will be dick tracy style, but if it's a leap ahead of the competition, it will be something major. samsung, motorola, google, all
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of these different companies have wearable, wrist-worn health trackers and/or data tracking devices and if what we're seeing, the leaks, turns out to be true, this could be a game-changer. they're not first to the party with this iwatch device that we expect to see, but they may be the best-dressed. the designs look beautiful. >> and jenny will attend tuesday's event, report back to us tomorrow with what apple announces. she said she may have some devices in her hand to show us. >> still to come for you here on cnn, they call it a spare to the heir. britain's royal couple announced they are expecting baby number two. ♪ we at alcon believe you can. introducing new air optix® colors prescription contact lenses. its unique 3-in-1 color technology blends with your own eye color for a naturally beautiful look
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so every time you use it, you're not just shopping for goods. you're shopping for something great. learn more at britain's duke and duchess of cambridge have announced they are expecting their second child. everyone really excited at this news. the couple revealed kathryn is now suffering acute morning sickness as she did with their first child and here's jeanne moos channeling her inner prince george about what he would say about all this fuss. >> take it from me, little sibling still safe in the womb, you're going to have a heck of a coming out party. prepare to have people putting words in your mouth like they've put in mine. they're even reading my thoughts about you. sure, some folks are happy about a second royal baby -- >> i love babies. i'm a nanny.
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so i'm actually very excited. >> big deal. women get pregnant every day. >> at least those reporting on kate's extreme morning sickness. >> it's hyperemesis graph dan. >> time between the first pregnancy -- >> kate has hyperemesis. >> reporter: and the second to perfect their pronunciation. >> hyperemesis. >> it's called hyperemesis graph darium. sounds like something harry potter would say. >> reporter: invoking analogies worthy of a meteorologist. >> this is morning sickness like a hurricane is a little bit of rain. this is morning sickness like a tornado is a little wind. >> reporter: with a name like this, morning sickness has gravitas. it's been an eventful year for prince george. had a public flirtation with a girl only to drop her like a toy.
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even had his own look-leak at the age of three months. but already the press is speculating, will the new royal baby save the union with scotland voting soon on whether to separate from the uk. the gardian ran a poll asking that very question. the vast majority said no, but talk about pressure on a fetus. a joke made the rounds that it's as if scotland said i'm leaving, and england replied, i'm pregnant, don't go. the new baby puts prince harry even further away from becoming king, to which he replied -- >> [ laughter ] great. >> one guy responded to the news of a royal baby with a two-letter word. >> so? so? >> reporter: we asked people to put a number on their level of interest. >> probably about an eight. >> a six. >> what are you? >> zero. [ laughter ] >> reporter: and you're english! >> true. >> how about if you're walking more than a dozen kids tethered to a leash? how much are you interested in
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this? >> zero. at least these kids aren't tethered to a throne. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> very nice. more of the day's biggest stories coming up next for you on cnn. iraq forms a new government that could be critical in the fight against isis militants. we'll get you live to baghdad to find out if the new leaders are up to the challenge. stay with us. big day? ah, the usual. moved some new cars. hauled a bunch of steel. kept the supermarket shelves stocked. made sure everyone got their latest gadgets. what's up for the next shift? ah, nothing much. just keeping the lights on. (laugh) nice.
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