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hello, i'm errol barnett with you for the next two hours on cnn. a warm welcome to those of you watching in the u.s. and around the world. coming up right now, israel mourns as a fifth victim dies in kwe connection with tuesday's brutal synagogue attack. a u.n. committee votes to hold north korea accountable for unspeakable atrocities. we'll bring a live report in moments. plus, a record-breaking snowstorm kills four people and strands schools and motorists in freezing temperature in upstate new york. and brace yourselves, people. experts say we, soon run out of chocolate. we'll bring you the unsavory details. first, we want to begin this hour with mourning and rising anger in israel. some 24 hours after a brutal you attack inside a sin going. now there's mourning for a fifth life lost in tuesday's terror
attack in jerusalem. anger from the israeli prime minister who accuses the palestinian authority of inciting this violence. ben wedeman was live with us on the scene some 24 hours ago after the incident. he filed this report from jerusalem. >> reporter: israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu condemning the dead he terror attack inside a jerusalem synagogue. >> translator: today in the middle of morning prayers while covered in prayer shawls, four rabbis were massacred. four jews, innocent jews. >> reporter: two palestinian men armed with butcher knives and a pistol entered the building in an orthodox neighborhood in west jerusalem. the assailants traveling from east jerusalem killing five men. three americans with dual citizenship including the son
and grandson of renowned boston rabbis. also killed, a british man with israeli citizenship, and a police officer who was critically wounded at the scene and died later in the hospital. seven others were injured. this video shows israeli soldiers trying to enter the synagogue to stop the attackers who were then shot and killed by police. israeli authorities calling this one of the deadliest terror attacks in the city in years. >> we saw the slaughter of innocent people while they were praying in a sin going. if the world doesn't unite and give zero excuses for terrorism, this will haunt the world. >> reporter: a spokesman for hamas quickly praising what happened as justifiable revenge for the death of a palestinian bus driver found hanged in his bus sunday. but palestinian authority president abbas condemned the attack. netanyahu promised to respond
with a "heavy hand." >> transhater: i decided this evening to demolish the home of terrorists who committed this massacre and to accelerate the demolishment of the homes of previous terrorists. >> reporter: ben wedeman, cnn, jerusalem. now the u.s. has joined a chorus of nations in condemning the attack. washington spent decades trying to forge peace between the israelis and palestinians. and on tuesday, president barack obama was once again urging for calm. >> too many israelis have died. too many palestinians have died. and at this difficult time, i think it's important for both palestinians and israelis to work together to lower tensions and to reject violence. >> the synagogue massacre is the latest in a string of attacks on israelis. you may remember back on october 22nd, does says a palestinian driver hit a crowd at a train stop killing two people
including a 3-month-old baby in that attack. a short time ago, israel confirmed it had demolished the assailant's home. one week later, an activist rabbi was seriously wounded in a drive-by shooting allegedly by a palestinian. november 5th, two attacks in one day. israel says a palestinian man ran over pedestrians at a train station in jerusalem killing one and injuring 13. later that same day in the west bank, another attack with a van. three israeli soldiers were struck by a man later identified as a palestinian. let's get the latest now from jerusalem. we're joined live this morning. and you know, this specific attack at the synagogue took place just over 24 hours ago. it seems to have been an isolated incident. as i walked through the other events, really nothing is isolated when it comes to the israeli/palestinian tensions there. what new information do you have on the synagogue attack now that
it's been a full day since it happened? >> reporter: of course, what's happened since then is we have a city on the edge still. fortunately, overnight, it was relatively calm. early this morning, the morning prayer continued at the synagogue with people still coming in for prayer despite that horrific attack. so there is this defiance to go on with everyday life here. now in the meantime, of course, the government and security authorities have said they will deal with this with a heavy hand. thing are quite tense here. those wondering what will happen next essentially. you're absolutely right. this is not an isolated incident. you can see from the timeline we showed before there have been a string of attacks. and this one, unfortunately, showed a great deal more coordination. it's really the first time in many years we've seen an attack on a place of worship like this,
on a synagogue. it's shocking that a place of worship could be the scene of an attack. having said that, it's described as more of a lone wolf attack, something that is a bit more spontaneo spontaneous. that, of course, is the hardest kind of attack to prevent. >> we also mentioned in the israeli government response to this that some of the homes are being demolished of the perpetrators of the synagogue attack and another attack that we've mentioned. considering that they are -- you can't really do anything about the larger issue or as far as who may be to blame. what does demolishing the attackers' homes really accomplish here? >> reporter: this is a very long-standing policy by israeli authorities here to not only investigate what happened, but they often go in, not only arrest the people who perpetrated the attack but also family members and ultimately
demolish homes. overnight, for example, the home of the man who carried out the october 22nd attack with his car at a light rail station, his home of demolished. critics say this is just collective punishment. that is, really just creating more tension, more anger in a lot of communities, particularly here in east jerusalem. but for authorities, it is exactly the kind of heavy hand that prime minister benjamin netanyahu was describing. it's almost inevitable that we will see more reactions like that ahead of us. >> all right. reporting live in jerusalem, just past 9:08 in the morning. thanks. we turn now to theed where the mayor of buffalo, new york -- now to the united states where the mayor of buffalo, new york, says the snowfall is heavier than anything they've seen in 40 years. you can see the video and check images on social media. it's quite stunning what people are dealing with. buffalo is used to very white
winters, but a spokesman says the equivalent of a year's worth of snow has come down in just three days. some places have seen more than 60 inch of the white stuff. there's nor come as cnn's martin savidge reports. >> reporter: south buffalo continues to be pummelled lie lake-effect snow. it's been that way now for over a day and a half. how much snow depends on where you are. to the north of the city of buffalo, it's just a few inches. to the south of buffalo, it is measured by feet. and in some cases, quickly approaching six feet. that's the snowfall. add to that the snowdrifts which have exceeded ten feet in some areas. there is so much snow, the city literally doesn't know when to do with it because the plows won't work. it is falling too fast. in some cases, four to five inches an hour, hour after hour
after hour. they've been forced to bring in front end loaders and dump trucks. they've hauled out well over 100 dump trucks of snow, taking it out of the area. on top of that, in the hardest hit southern communities, the roadways are impassable. emergency crews are resorting to snowmobiles and toboggans if they have to move emergency patients. and there have been at least four deaths attributed to the storm in erie county surrounding buffalo. the problem is, there may be a lotup over the -- a letup over the next 24 hours. how much snow could come? some say 90 inches, some say more. however you look at it, the mayor says this is the worst snow in over 40 years. and it's only going to get worse after this. in buffalo, i'm martin savidge.
>> martin savidge wrapped up appropriately. but not everyone has that kind of gear. our meteorologist with more on what is a massive cold snap hitting the u.s. >> yeah. >> where martin savidge is in buffalo, new york, that's a lake-effect kind of cold front happening. unique to where that is. still, nationwide, it's chilly. everywhere. >> it is. the coldest morning since 1976 this morning, tuesday morning. i want to show the conditions. all of this supporting the tremendous amount of snow that's come down. we'll see the time-laughs perspective out -- time-lapse perspective out of buffalo, new york. >> the cold air coming off the lake there. >> precisely. off got to have very warm water. mid-november, relatively speaking, the water is quite warm. you talk about temperatures being 15, 20 below zero especially up into the atmosphere. the energy transfer that's taking place is ushering the significant snow accumulation. another piece of video.
take a look and listen to this one. not sure if we'll have that. we'll put the maps in motion, show the graphics if we have them for you. the images i want to share. the perspective, this of out of the scene of new york. the buffalo police sharing this photograph of just the highway there under snow earlier in threw you the afternoon hours. accumulations, dpaerngs as errol told you earlier, 60 inchs. what's impressive, buffalo's airport only had four inch of snow today. three miles to the south. shows you how localized the historic snow is. 60 inches came down. another way to show that are the images coming out of areas just south of town there. think about nine miles south of buffalo, this of the scene. the highways shut down. state of emergency issued. then you go just a few minutes, if you can drive, up to the north. sunny skies, just ice, a little snow on the ground. this is what lake-effect snow. it becomes extremely localized. in some areas you open the door,
it's a wall of snow. you've got to go to the second story to climb -- >> that's what the social media pictures are saluting to. people waking up this morning to literally a wall of snow. very localized in areas, a little bit of good news. >> yes. it's going to warm up. we'll see where the water ends up. >> there's the optimistic end there, some relief ahead. >> yes. >> good to see you. >> nice to see you, as well. >> thank you very much. now the u.s. government is asking for a nationwide recall of vehicles equipped with air bags by the takata company. listen up if you're the owner of a vehicle who has some faulty hardware, right, or software. officials say at least four people in the u.s. have been killed by the exploding air bags which spray shrapnel. the recall covers eight million vehicles in warm, hume stayed. -- humid states. why this is being expanded. takata is working to get more
direction from u.s. authorities. the u.s. senate has refused to pass legislation authorizing the construction of the keystone xl pipeline. the political battle over the project is far from over. >> mr. harkin, no. >> reporter: the controversial keystone xl pipeline bill hit a dead end again. the senate's latest attempt to pass a legislation failed on the senate floor by one vote. >> the yeas are 59, nays are 41. the bill is not passed. >> reporter: the bill's defeat likely to be welcomed by the white house. president obama threatened to use his veto powers if the bill need to his desk. he repeatedly urged lawmakers to wait for the state department to complete its environmental impact analysis. >> with respect to keystone, i've been clear in the past, my position hasn't changed, that this is a process that is supposed to be followed. >> reporter: louisiana's senator, mary landrieu, fighting for her political life, tried to
twist the arms of reluctant fellow democrats, hoping the approval of the bill would help carry her to victory next month in a runoff against bill cassidy. >> when i played ball, whether you won or lost, you shook the opponent's home, you got up and went to fight another day. there will be no blame from this senator. >> reporter: the bill's chances of passing both houses of congress will significantly increase come january. the new republican majority congress will be convening then. at that point, the bill would likely pass both gop-leaning chambers, setting up yet another high-stakes showdown between the white house and capitol hill upon reporting in washington. still to come on cnn, new cell phone video that might show the officer involved in the ferguson, missouri, shooting. we'll reveal what it shows and how it may highlight the officer's demeanor after the break. plus, we could start seeing
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cosby's new standup comedy special. it was supposed to start streaming november 28th, the day after thanksgiving. cosby's publicist says the comedian agrees with the netflix decision. several women have gone public recently with sexual assault allegations against cosby including barbara bowman and joan tarshish. former supermodel janice dickinson is the latest to come forward, accusing cosby of raping her in 1982. listen to this -- >> after dinner in my room, he had given me wine and a pill, and the next morning i woke up, and i wasn't wearing my pajamas. i remember before i passed out that i had been sexually assaulted by this man. the last thing i remember was bill cosby -- opening his robe and getting on top.
and i remember a lot of pain. >> now we spoke to our senior media correspondent a short time ago about the latest news coming from netflix. >> reporter: i was surprised by the announcement tonight. it came in about an hour ago. came after days of netflix just saying two words -- no comment. so they've clearly decided enough is enough. it is appropriate for netflix to back away for this special for now, but as you were pointing out, they are reserving the option of streaming this show, of premiering it sometime in the future. >> cnn reached out to cosby for reaction, but we have yet to hear back. cosby's attorney has said the comedian doesn't intend to dignify "decade-old discredited allegations." there's new video that might
show officer darren wilson that's come to light. wilson, of course, is at the center of the michael brown shooting death case in ferguson, missouri. ferguson resident michael armand says he recorded the clip when wilson was conducting an investigation at his home last year. cnn's sara sidner has the details. >> reporter: what's your name, sir? >> reporter: this is video posted by a ferguson resident who says that is officer darren wilson. cnn obtained the police incident report from october 28th, 2013, that shows wilson is the officer who responded to the home of michael armand for a followup investigation on derelict vehicles. wilson wrote in the report that resident armand removed his cell phone and began recording. this is what the resident posted on youtube -- a brief but confrontational inneraction with the officer. [ barking ] >> [ bleep ] i'm not taking a picture, i'm recording this incident, sir. do i not have the right to
record? >> reporter: officer wilson's police report doesn't mention a threat to arrest ar police report doesn't mention a threat to arrest arest arman fo filming but the resident threatened to give his name. "i advised arman i would not comply with his command and to remove the camera from my face to complete the process of the derelict vehicles. arman refused to abide by any of my requests and only replied by stating that he needed my name." the police report shows wilson then arrested arman. the city of ferguson would not confirm the video is of officer darren wilson, citing the poor quality of the video. the mayor told me that the officer's behavior, whoever it is, was inappropriate. >> we shouldn't be addressing our residents in that way, not at all, absolutely not. so i mean, that is concerning. like i said, that's a video that -- i didn't only just extend to some of our police officers to try to figure out who it was of. i sent it to the chief and to
the city manager. >> reporter: the aclu says citizen have every right to record in public with this exception -- >> you can't physically interfere with an arrest. you can't physically innerfear with an officer's -- interfere with an officer's actions. absent that, you have an absolute right to make recordings of a government officials. >> reporter: the grand jury is looking into another case involving officer wilson, deciding twloont indict him in the kill -- whether or not to indict him in the killing of michael brown. that case has sparked more than three months of protests here in ferguson, missouri. back to you. >> sara sidner in missouri for us. now, there's bitter news about one of the world's most popular treats. we'll show you why the price of chocolate could become hard to swallow. stay with us. to help spread some holiday cheer. before earning 1% cash back everywhere, every time;
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>> reporter: johnny depp, put back that chocolate. we are in a cocoa crisis. nicknamed the achocolypse. ♪ >> reporter: the world seems headed toward a chocolate shortage. the first problem is us. according to the "washington post," world citizens consumed all of the cocoa produced last year and then consumed an additional 70,000 metric tons. yes, tons, from our reserves. >> i could eat about a million and a half of those. >> reporter: no, forrest gump, you can't. put it down. there are a bunch of new chocoholics in india and china who want to participate, as well. the maker of m&ms and three muskateers are among the chocolate maker who predict that if we continue to gorge ourselves at the current right,
demand will outpace supply by two million metric tons by 2030. now, the international cocoa organization is downplaying these projection, calling them very overstated. >> everyone else i talked to said good luck with that. there's -- there really are reasons to be concerned. >> reporter: a food writer from bloomberg who's followed the trend disagrees. >> as the world population gets bigger and emerging markets ton grow and gain wealth, they're eating chocolate. we're running out. >> reporter: it's not all our fault or that was our appetites. the second threat to our beloved cocoa bean is nature. drought and a crop-decimating disease called frosty pod rot have left supplies low. what is a chocolataholic consumer to expect? higher prices and less flavor for starters. >> as grower start to grow new, more productive varieties, we're going end to up doing to chocolate what we've done to tomatoes, chicken, strawberries, we're going to turn it into
cardboard. that is the scariest thing of all. >> reporter: even if your idea of a fine gourmet chocolate comes from the grocery store checkout line, you're likely to notice a change. >> you're going to start to things like more nugout, nuts. you will see the single dark chocolates, the very expensive, well-loved products are going to get more expensive. >> reporter: be sure to savor the chocolate you have now because, as forrest gump warned us, the future may be questionable. >> life was like a box of chocolates. you never know what you're going to get. >> reporter: that is if you get a box of chocolates to begin with. >> who knew there were chocolate reserves? and the important followup -- where are they? cnn has announced its 2014 hero of the year. and here's pan farthing, a british name there, who founded
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what do you know? you stayed with us. i appreciate that. i appreciate you watching from wherever are you in the world. i'm errol barnett. here are the top headlines now -- the death toll in tuesday's terror attack on a jerusalem synagogue has risen to five. four rabbis were killed in the initial assault. a policeman has since died of his wounds. police say the attackers, two palestinians, were shot and killed at the scene. israel's prime minister has vowed a strong response. a u.n. committee has taken the first step to holding north korea accountable for alleged crimes against humanity. it voted in favor of a draft resolution referring the regime to the international criminal court. the vote is only a recommendation, though. only the u.n. security council has the authority to refer north korea or its leader, kim jong-un, to the icc. residents in buffalo, new york, dealing with just incredible amounts of snow now.
some places have seen more than 60 inches or 152 centimeters this week. where on the way. the mayor says snowfall there is heavier than anything they've seen in 40 years. now for a palestinian perspective on the jerusalem terror attack. the rising tensions between it and the prospects for deescalation. i spoke with the executive director of the jerusalem fund and its educational program, the palestine center. here's that interview. joining me from washington, d.c., we're witnessing yet another cycle of violence here in this region. we know that as far as the palestinians are concerned this is taking place in the larger contest of the israeli occupation. but what specifically do you think is behind this latest uptick in clashes? >> i think what we're seeing today particularly in jerusalem is really about exactly what is happening to the palestinian
population in jerusalem which is in itself sort of representative of what is happening to palestinians at large. the palestinian community in jerusalem is seeing the ongoing development of israeli settlements in and around the palestinian builtup areas in jerusalem. they're seeing the denial of access to the holy sites for palestinians in jerusalem or palestinians in general. they're seeing home demolitions of palestinians. they're seeing evictions of palestinians from their home so that settlers can move into their homes. they're seeing settlers move in to neighborhoods that have been traditionally palestinian neighborhoods. and this, of course, is all taking place after a history, a decades' long history of a development of israeli settlements in and around jerusalem that's really aimed at changing the geographic and
demographic face of the city. so the population there is very much under pressure. >> one thing that you've noted is that the tensions that we've been seeing have built week on week. you know, you had noted even last month that observers should ignore this at their own peril. where, then, do you think there may be shortcomings among the palestinian leadership factions? what perhaps should they have been doing to prevent this from spinning out of control? >> i think this is more of the big misunderstandings of this situation in particular because we often hear about the palestinian authority, we hear about factions like fattah and hamas. we know that the israeli government is a player here. the particular issue of jerusalem is a complex one because within the municipality of jerusalem, the palestinian authority does not have any security jurisdiction. so even if the palestinian authority wanted to do something in this area, they're not permitted to operate there
precisely because the israelis don't want them to. the entire area of the municipality of jerusalem is under the security jurisdiction of the israelis. it is policed by the israelis, and there's an israeli civil war in those areas. so you know, it's very easy to sort of blame the palestinians and the palestinian authority on the situation on the ground there, but the reality is, israel doesn't want them to operate there. so there's not like there's much they can do here. israeli authorities are going to have to seriously question the underlying cause of discontent with the palestinian population in the municipality of jerusalem and their political concerns, their social, economic concerns, and start dealing with them as equals instead of as a lesser people within the municipality. >> something that may be a very long way off, it seems, at this moment. thank you very much, joining us via web cam from washington, d.c. >> good to be with you. now to another big story
we're following for you. officials from iran and six other world powers are meeting in vienna for final negotiations of iran's controversial nuclear program. the u.n. security council's five permanent members plus germany want iran to scale back its uranium enrichment in exchange for ending sanctions. the latest developments on those negotiations and what's really at stake here. let's bring in our reporter live from tehran. reza, good to see you. prospecks for success here -- prospects for success here depends on the level of trust between iran and western nations. what's the latest on where these talks stand at the moment? >> reporter: errol, the latest is no breakthrough, no agreement yet. these two sides are going to give it another shot in vienna in the next five days. these two sides could take a step in improving and
normalizing relations between iran and the western powers and really in many ways change the geopolitical landscape of the middle east. if they do reach an agreement or if they don't reach an agreement, this conflict, this stalemate over iran's nuclear program is going to continue to drag on, obviously, a lot at stake for the iranian government a and people. the outcome on monday, november 24th. representative from the p5 plus one and iran are in place in vienna. on iran's side, the negotiating team by the foreign minister, and then on the other side, the p5 plus one, russia, u.s., china, u.k., germany, and france. u.s. secretary of state john kerry in somewhat of a surprise move, announced he's not going to come to vienna until later this week. once everyone's in place, the two sides are going to hammer
out some sort of agreement where they address each other's needs. iran wants to maintain what it calls a peaceful nuclear program. wants sanctions relief. the demand is we need to know if there are sanction that's are illegal. then the it5 plus one -- the p5 plus one from washington. they want an arrangement in which they can verify if iran is not building a bomb. this is a process that started one year ago in november when the sides reached a six-month interim deal. the plan was to reach some sort of comprehensive agreement after those six months. you'll recall that didn't happen. they extended talks for another six months. and that, errol, brings us to today and this week, five days until will they can reach a final outcome. many observers say the likelihood is that they'll extend it again. many in iran hopeful that they'll reach some sort of agreement. errol? >> and that agreement will be
based on some kind of concessions being offered by iran. president rahani said that nuclear weapons are not part of the nation's future. of course, there's been in the past a trust vacuum as far as allowing access to many different nuclear sites to verify that. what might iran be able to offer? i mean, would it be that kind of unrestricted access to sites? >> reporter: well, i don't think they're going to give unrestricted access to military facilities which has been an issue. but their physician is -- their position is that they're willing to give some sort of concessions, perhaps reduce the number of centrifuges, perhaps increase access to the facility. their position all along has been that there's never been any evidence made public, that they're going after a bomb, that they're engaged in the most
intrusive nuclear inspections, the iaea has ever conducted. they're willing to make concessions, but they're not going to give up on what they believe is a peaceful and legal, according to international law, nuclear program. on the other hand, they demand sanctions with relief. they believe the sanctions imposed by the upcoming -- by the west, they believe they're illegal and have a right to get the sanctions lifted. like any good negotiations, you have to give something substantial to get something in return. that's going to be key in the next five days if they reach compromise. people eager to see the outcome come monday. errol will? >> all right. ten past 11:00 in the morning. thanks. still to come on cnn, an exclusive interview with a north korean refugee on a dangerous
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trying to flee to the south. david mckenney spoke exclusively with one refugee who's being smuggled through china. >> reporter: in a remote border region of northeast china, we've set up a clandestine meeting with a north korean refugee escaping through china. transported by people, smugglers known as snakeheads. we can't show you his face for safety reason. we'll call him li. "i was coming over into hiding," he tells me. "i was here one day and there the next." li says he was a north korean soldier but won't say why he had to flee, leaving his wife and child behind him in one of the most closed societies on earth. "i knew they wanted to capture me," he says. li is on an epic dash for freedom. to get out, he must travel thousands of miles by road switching cars each day to avoid detection. across the whole of china, through the northern part of
laos into thailand, and then seoul. he will owe the snakeheads thousands of dollars for the trip. his biggest fear is the chinese government. if they catch him, they'll likely send him back to the very regime he fled. >> china is, frankly, shamelessly violating its international obligations. china has ratified the refugee convention and should be treating these people who are fleeing from north korea as refugees. >> reporter: but china calls refugees like li illegal economic migrants barring the u.n. refugee agency from helping li and thousands like him. a recent u.n. inquiry on human rights in north korea slams china's actions. the u.n. report says that china could be facilitating north korea's crimes against humanity by sending the refugees back. they say that when they get back, they could face imprisonment, torture, and possible even death.
at best, defectors say refugees are often -- have often disappeared into north korea's vast complex of prison camps. china says the u.n. report politicizes human rights issues and says allegations are "unfounded. ""activists believe that china is afraid of opening borders because millions of refugees could flood in. and every single north korean that makes it out to tell their story damages the image of kim jong-un's totalitarian state. >> kim jong-un and the people around him realize that the stories that were coming out are also a threat to their control because people are now able to see that the north korean government has been lying to the people for all these years. >> reporter: until he reaches south korea, li says he's too afraid to tell his whole story. he says he wants to meet again in seoul in safety. if he can complete his nightmarish journey.
>> cnn's david mckenzie joins us live from beijing to discuss this issue. david, how would you describe the overall relationship between china and north korea? as we alluded to there, china only protects pyongyang as far as it needs to without destabilizing its border region with the country. that would suggest that it can be convinced in some ways to put more pressure on the north. what is the relationship between the two now? >> reporter: well, i think you're right in terms of pressurizing the north. there are ways that china can make the north potentially slow down its move toward nuclear weapons. that really is the main priority of the chinese state. other than a stable korean peninsula, they have also repeatedly said they do not want the kim jong-un regime to do nuclear tests and to launch nuclear capable missiles. that is the way they can pressure it.
on the human rights side, though, it's certainly the case that china has not bended at all. they have sent any north korean refugee that they find back to north korea where they could face gross human rights violations. so on the specific issue of north korean refugees, the u.n. says that china is failing in potentially aiding and abetting crimes against humanity. errol will? >> and even though it can choose how much pressure it ecoerts on north korea -- exerts on north korea, you would say it's likely that china would use its power at the u.n. security council if and when this comes up. >> reporter: if it gets to the council, and that's still an if. the whole u.n. general assembly has to vote on this proposed bill. if it gets there, yes. as it stands now, china and probably russia will veto it. the other possibility, of course, is that china tries to water down the provisions so that they do not include a
provision to send or to suggest that kim jong-un and top leadership end up at the hague criminal court. so that is really the quandary here. but already this report, which really goes interest detail into human rights abuses allegedly happening in north korea, has had an effect. clearly the north korean regime had been made nervous by the threat at least of being sent to the hague. but whether it can get beyond the stage of nonbinding resolutions is very much up for debate. but the details in here are certainly very damning toward north korea, and in some sense toward china, as well. >> all right. david mckenzie live for us. approaching 3:50 in the afternoon there on another hazy day in beijing. thanks. now to other stories we're following for you. a cuban doctor diagnosed with ebola in sierra leone may soon fly to switzerland for treatment. the world health organization says dr. felix saria should be
transferred to the university hospital of geneva, a specialized center with expertise in highly contagious diseases. since being diagnosed with ebola two days ago, the doctors have been treatsed in sierra leone by british physicians. and top footballers from around the world have come together in the fight against ebola. the sports governing body fifa has launched a new you campaign dubbed 11 again ebola. it features video messages from 11 football stars, and its goals are to raise global awareness and promote simple measures against the deadly virus. take a listen. ♪ >> avoid body contact. >> know the symptoms. >> wash your hands and disinfect. >> wear proper protection.
>> avoid contact with wild animals and bats. >> seek immediate medical help. >> just a portion of it there. the multi media campaign launched this week with the hash tag #wecanbeatebola. turning to sites such as instagram,ish tube, and twitter, something important to show. weather in europe far from ideal. if you have travel plans, listen up. our meteorologist joins us now with more. what deuce to the folks maybe that are in the airport already or getting out of the house, hotel this morning? >> who let the fog out. that's a lot of fog across areas of western europe this morning. you know, paris -- right before 9:00 this hour. of course, we're talking about the region. delays building up across paris, as well. we'll show the maps for you and tell you what's happening here. the area with the clear skies, that's the region here with fog at the surface. of course, you have a storm
system to the east. another beginning to push in from the west. the latest upwards -- delays upwards of an hour in and over paris the next couple of hours before conditions improve. to the north, portions around the baltics, the heaviest snow possible around belarus, lithuania, over the next couple of days. by heavy, we're talking about 15 centimeters. say five, six inches. if you're staying up late across western new york, that's about an hour's worth of work for you. this is going to cause delays across areas. the fog, notice how prominent it is from spots from the afternoon hours into the evening hours. eventually the overnight hours. it just is gloomy across the region. november tipstically among the gloom -- typically is among the gloomiest periods across the northern hemisphere. we'll take you across toward areas of the united states. it was the coldest november morning since 1976 as we talked about a fumes aew minutes ago. 19 fahrenheit, temperatures in the morning hours on a national scale. and take a look, the current temperatures across parts of the
united states, 15 degrees around, say, pittsburgh in farr fahrenheit. well blow celsius. look and listen to what one person saw in buffalo as they stepped outside of the house. >> just wanted to give a small taste of what's happening here in buffalo, new york. >> yeah, emergency management saying firemen as early as a couple of hours ago in south buffalo had to carry people to the hospitals on foot because snowballs were unable -- snowmobiles were unable to traverse this much snow. unfortunately, there's an additional one to two feet potential left into friday morning. certainly a story we'll be following into the weekend. more news with errol coming up. . but when we start worrying about tomorrow, we miss out on the things that matter today.
the state of california just issued a wedding license. this one is very unusual. the groom is charles manson. one of the most notorious mass murderers in the u.s. the bride-to-be is less than 1/3 of his age. she sat down with cnn's ted rowlands. >> reporter: this is the 26-year-old woman who's getting ready to marry 80-year-old charles manson. her legal name is afton boirn, but manson has -- burton, but manson named her star. she dropped the information
during an interview we did with her in california. >> i am charles manson's wife. >> reporter: wife? are you married? >> we are technically, the paperwork hasn't gone through yet. but we already consider each other to be husband and wife. >> reporter: that paperwork is a marriage license, and it's just been issued by kings county, california. they have 90 days to get married at corcoran state prison where manson is an inmate. they will not be allowed to consummate the marriage because manson doesn't qualify for conjugal visits. charles manson is serving a life sentence for seven of the most infamous and gruesome murders in american history. the 1969 tate/labiaca murders. they were butchered, their blood used to write messages. while he didn't kill the victims, he was convicted of being the mastermind behind the twisted killing spree which was carried out by his devoted followers. are you in love?
>> yeah. why would i marry somebody if i wasn't? >> reporter: i'm just asking. people get married for all kinds of different reasons in this country. >> i guess so. well, i wouldn't. >> reporter: manson might. when asked about the marriage last year, manson told "rolling stone" magazine, "that's a bunch of garbage. we're just playing that for public consumption." >> reporter: people think you're crazy. >> uh-huh. i really don't care. >> reporter: when we first met star several years ago, she told us that she was drawn to manson because of his environmental philosophy that he calls atwa. >> atwa stand for air, trees, water, and animals. >> reporter: did you know that 900 wed road trees get tax cut -- redwood trees get cut every day. >> reporter: after seven years of living near manson's prison, star's main focus now is to clear her future husband's name and get him out of prison.
she says he is innocent. >> they all know that he did not break the law. they all know that they're keeping him hostage in there. >> reporter: by marrying manson, some people believe star will gain more access to manson. not true according to the california department of corrections. what she will get is worldwide attention as being charles manson's wife. ted rowlands, cnn. >> absolutely nuts. more news after this. people with type 2 diabetes come from all walks of life. if you have high blood sugar, ask your doctor about farxiga. it's a different kind of medicine that works by removing
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