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[ explosions ] fighting intensifies in ukraine. now the united states is considering taking its strongest stand yet. this little girl a poster chile for why doctor believe you -- child for why doctors believe you should get your child vaccinated and the message for from her mother. >> if you don't want to vaccinate your kids, don't take them to disneyland. and coming up, the second major storm in a weeker toless the united states and it's ---er to. s the you see, and it's not over. >> this is bang bang bang. hello, everyone, a big welcome to those of you watching here in the u.s. and all around the world. we're here for another hour of the world's biggest stories. i'm errol barnett. >> i'm rosemary church. we're following events in egypt. we'll get to this in a moment. first, this developing story -- cuba's state-run media just published what it says are recent images of fidel castro. the former leader hasn't been seen much since retiring for health reasons.
and his last public photograph was taken in august. >> the newspaper says the pictures are just over two weeks old and were taken while castro was speaking with a student leader in havana. there's speculation the photos are out to stem rumors the 88-year-old is dying. >> let's address the rumors now and bring in host of radio mambi in miami and director of the cuban liberty council. what do you make of this? why so many pictures? i continue's 21 images. why have they been -- i understand it's 21 image. why have they been released now? >> reporter: every time they have someone talking to him, they say he's lucid, he's brillan. you know what -- brilliant. you know what it's okay to say he's gone he's not the same person he once was. they want to keep the image alive of someone that is not only still there but has -- is in control of everything. that's ridiculous.
it takes them two weeks to print some soap story about how this president of the student group goes to visit him and talks about, you know everything. it's totally ridiculous. the man is totally gone. and that's fine you know. he's 88 years old. we know he's sick. but it's just this whole concept of lying to the world, of lying to the people in cuba and trying to you know just portray an image that is not reality. >> so you seem to think the images that we're seeing now are an attempt to change the narrative to the opposite of what's true. fidel castro is 88 years old. one other aspect of politics in the country, you did have a recent article he published in which he talked down this sense of normalization of relations with the u.s. after u.s. president barack obama said that's something he wants to do. what do you think is the
undertone here? >> reporter: every time we have to deal with stories on castro, it's -- the letter he say he wrote, we don't know that he wrote it. we don't know that he sent aler letter. we just see a signature and a letter. probably he didn't even say half of what's there. and one strange thing that when it came up to talking about that he agreed with the new relations with the united states he never mentioned the return of the five spies the three spies. it's not con subsequent to whatever the reality is. i think this is just one more show. if you read the whole story, it reads like a soap opera of all the things that they talked about. so probably the truth is that he is -- has an advanced stage of alzheimer's doesn't know where or who he is. and they just show pictures to -- to try to change that image.
>> you could compare this in some ways to the final years of nelson mandela. every time when he had a health issue before he passed away the entire country held its collective breath. the doctors tried to give positive updates. he's doing well he's watching television. the reality was that this man, you know more than 90 years old wasn't up and about. are you saying that essentially cuba's having a hard time letting futurecast go? >> reporter: look definitely. if fidel castro was in any condition to be shown in a camera or to address the nation they would have done so a long time ago. and all they can do sometimes even a year ago of just little clips -- ago was just little clips of things that were not co-herentherent at all. >> director of the cuban liberty council there. thank you very much for your views on these images released by the cuban government. >> thank you. we want to turn now to a
developing story. egyptian authors say a home made bomb went off near a busy city square in cairo. it happened a half kilometer from tahrir square. the blast shattered windows but did not kill or wound anyone thankfully. it's not clear who the bomb of actually targeting, and there are no claim of responsibility at this point. the blast comes as police ad cairo's airport are heightening security there. authorities found two bombs at different terminals. cnn's ian lee joins us now on the phone with more. ian, take us through, let's start with the airport, what is the situation there? we know there's heightened security. we don't know who may be behind this. we do know that investigators are looking through video to determine who may have planted these bombs. >> reporter: we're just learning more and more about these bombs over the course of the hour.
what we're hearing now from the ministry of interior is that these were, as they're describing them as skeleton bombs. the device was there, but no explosive charge was found with them. so they're searching to see if there is any explosive devices or would-be explosive devices in the area ramped up security now. but this would deal a psychological blow to the security of cairo airport, that those devices were able to have planted in an old terminal without the police knowing about it. i go through cairo airports all the time. there's heavy security going just to the complex. just going into the airport area. you go through a checkpoint. they at times will stop cars, look through them. the fact that these devices, go -- deal a blow to the psychologicalically to the police, that they were unable to stop this -- this is a major
hub. this is cairo's -- or egypt's hub for tourists coming into the country. this is one area they need to protect very -- need to protect well. and so without -- with them unable to do so this is going to spark a review within their procedures. >> and it is interesting that they got all the way through security there. but they didn't have any explosives attached to what was meant to look like bombs. so i mean they have succeeded in disrupting and terrorizing in that instance. but let's turn to this bomb. you have been there at the scene of this bomb that went off. it was a home made bomb no one of kill. no one was wounded thankfully. but what are authorities saying to you about that particular incident? >> reporter: you're right. we're hearing that this was a very crudely homemade bomb. they said it was more like a large firework explosion than a
typical bomb going off. but it's interesting in spots where it exploded. it was near roughly a half a kilometer away from tahrir square. that is where the heart of the egyptian revolution was. there's a heavy security presence in that square and around it. and actually the street the side street where the bomb exploded is an area that has been cordoned off by the police. the police have used that street as a staging grounds. so this, again, could be another psychological effect by police saying these militants can strike where -- wherever they want. and to send the message to the police that even the areas where they cordoned off, the areas they somewhat secure iran even safe. so we're waiting to who is going to claim responsibility for this if anyone's going to claim responsibility for it. we do see these sores of things a lot here in egypt where we have these either small
explosive devices or like at the airports, these explosive -- these skeleton bombs as they're called without an explosive charge. the police dismantle them at times. other time they go off. we haven't seen major casualties. they always seem to strike in areas where maybe people are not going through or people do not hang around. but we are going to wait and see if anyone claims responsible for it. this is the first time we've seen a bomb in central cairo in quite some time. >> indeed. and as you say, the message is loud and clear, isn't it, whoever has set this bomb off near tahrir square whoever has planted these skeleton bomb at the airport the message to all there in egypt to the authorities is we can get through your security. we can do this. all right. ian lee many thanks to you, joining us on the line there from cairo. any more information that ian has, he will share with us. well the u.s. is now
considering providing defensive weapons to ukrainian troops battling pro russian separatists. >> this comes as the leader of the self-proclaimed people's republic of donetsk announced a drive to recruit 100,000 new fires. [ explosions ] >> at the same time this of unfolding. fighting between government troops and rebels continues to intensify in eastern ukraine. with all the fighting, there is increasing pressure for washington to take action. but as michelle kaczynski reports, there are major drawback to consider, as well. >> reporter: shelling fighting civilian deaths escalating as russia expands its influence inside ukraine. now from some top u.s. officials, we hear shifting tone. internal discussions.
support in military leadership for the u.s. and its allies to do more. arm ukrainian forces with defensive but lethal aid. >> we haven't taken options off the table. >> reporter: the president said this in india last week -- >> i will look at all additional options that are available short of military confrontation. >> reporter: the tricky question, though would arming ukraine end up a deterrent or stoke the fire into a proxy war with russia as the white house has worried. a group of foreign policy experts including former administration officials just put out a report calling the situation critical. urging the u.s. and nato to directly arm ukrainian forces including anti-armor missiles. >> the proposal is not to give ukraine enough to beat the russian army. we can't do that. we want the ukrainians to be able to raise the costs of aggression to the russian military so that the russians
consider the costs too high and that takes away the option from russia of further aggression, further jusescalation. >> reporter: in the words in front of the u.s. congress wanting lethal aid for months -- >> please understand, blankies, night vision -- blankets night vision goggles are important. but one cannot win the war with blankets. [ applause ] >> reporter: cnn, the white house. now a huge snowstorm is leaving the eastern u.s. for the canadian maritimes. the cold weather it brought to the states is sticking around. take a look. thing got really messy in the midwest where the storm began. this is a look at chicago. more than 19 inches or 48 centimeters of snow fell. >> the snow has mostly stopped in that region. now cold temperatures and strong winds are moving into the northeast as people dig out from the snowfall. because of the weather, boston's
mayor postponed a parade to celebrate the new england patriots' super bowl win. this is the team heading back to their stadium machine after landing in boston to much fanfare. the parade will now be held wisely on wednesday. now another al jazeera journalist could be freed. it's believed the release of mohamed fahmy is imminent. fahmy and a fellow journalist remain behind bars. they were arrested in egypt more than 13 months ago and later convicted of aiding the banned muslim brotherhood. now this news comes just one day after egypt released another jailed journalist. australian reporter peter greste. greste said he felt a mix of emotions and had no expectation of being freed. >> i can't tell you how relieved i am at being free.
i mean i really didn't expect it. we were settling in for a period of months behind prison for the retrial. to be out now to with just a few minutes' notice really is just extraordinary. amidst all the relief, i still feel a sense of concern, a sense of worry. if it's appropriate for me if it's right for me to be free then's right for all of them to be free. >> peter greste there. japan's prime minister is vowing to do more to fight terrorism after isis claimed it killed journalist ken joe goto. -- kenji goto. shinzo abe has set up an anti-terror task force. he. the government to consider lifting a ban on japan's military fighting overseas. meanwhile, in jordan, a demonstration of support outside the japanese embassy. the fate of a jordanian pilot held by isis and tied to the failed negotiations to free goto remains unclear.
whitney houston's daughter found over the weekend barely alive. coming up we'll update you on bobbi kristina's condition and discuss the eerie similarities to her mother's death. and the discussion about vaccinations in the u.s. is intensifying as an outbreak expands. a closer look at measles in the u.s. and around the world. ♪ and there's nothing good around ♪ ♪ turn around, barry ♪ ♪ i finally found the right snack ♪ [ female announcer ] fiber one.
the united states has spread to 14 states. >> the centers for disease control says 102 cases were reported in january. nearly all of them a are linked to people who got the virus while visiting dlan in california in december -- disneyland in california in december. the illness was declared eliminated in the states in 2000 but cases have been popping up because of international travelers and people who refuse to vaccinate their children. >> what's interesting is much of the current opposition to vaccines is based on a study that was later discredited. that's a point you cannot share with your friends enough. as deborah feyerick shows, famous people who are not scientists are spreading misinformation. exclusive, jim carrey and jenny mccarthy -- >> reporter: it became a celebrity cause from jenny mccarthy -- >> without a doubt in my mind i believe vaccinations triggered evan's autism. >> reporter: to robert kennedy jr. -- >> there is very strong science, really overwhelming science
linking those autism rates to the vaccines -- >> reporter: praised at the time by talk show hosts -- >> i appreciate you getting the word out -- >> reporter: those same people a decade later now satirize the anti-vaccine movement. >> measles, mumps, rubella, they're in baby. a blast from the past. >> reporter: vaccines in the u.s. successfully wiped out measles, mumps rubella and other diseases by the year 2000. autism of inexplicably rising. fueling theories based on incomplete and now-discredited science. >> parent after parent after parent says i vaccinated my baby they got a fever, and then they stopped speaking and became autistic. >> when a hollywood celebrity like jenny mccarthy says something about a medical issue, for some reason people pay attention although there's really no reason why they should. scientists are left scrambling to figure out how do we counteract that. >> reporter: the anti-vaccine movement popularized by those celebrities grew out of a 1998
study in "the lancet" medical journal. the author andrew wakefield, is considered a hero to anti-vaccine supporters. he lost his medical license after his data was exposed as bogus. >> there was one study that's since been shown to have been fraudulent. >> reporter: still, the study launched numerous anti-vaccination groups like age of autism and generation rescue spearheaded by mccarthy. >> this air with will be marked by a time in history when a group of parents fought the sdwrients help save their babies and future vaccinations. >> reporter: by refusing to vaccine, they may be exposing a new generation of people to diseases once thought eliminated from the u.s. jenny mccarthy last year tried to set the record straight saying she has never been against vaccines. what she wants is vaccines with lower levels of what she calls toxins. she also wants vaccines spread out and given over an extended length of time. deborah feyerick, cnn, new york. >> the big message out of that
-- vaccinate your children. outside the united states the world health organization credits measles vaccines with helping prevent millions of deaths. i want you to look at this graphic from w. h.o. in the early 1980s, there were more than four million measles cases per year when fewer than 20% of the world's children were immunized. as vaccination rates -- you watched that in the red, you see the red line go up that's the vaccination increased, the number of measles cases in blue dropped dramatically. you vaccinate, there are fewer cases. indisputable. today there are fewer than 200,000 measles cases per year with four out of five children now receiving the vaccine. >> the datas it all. >> it is -- datas ss ss says it all. >> it is.
you cannot labor the situation enough. especially in the united states where there is access to vaccines. some people are not taking it. some of the countries in africa countries across the african conteinent and southern asia, they don't have access in a lot of instances. >> they wish they did. they will walk for hours -- >> be smart, people. be smart. still to come for you, an exclusive look at the devastation in donetsk. a state of the art airport reduced to rubble in a matter of months as kiev battles pro russia separatists. ress uh-huh... you don't love the dress? i love my sister... 40 flavors. 100 calories or less.
we want to get you now information on bobbi kristina brown the daughter of late singer whitney houston. we not she's fighting for her life now in a u.s. hospital. she was found in a full bathtub on saturday, and she was unresponsive. she wasn't breathing. at that time did not have a heartbeat. >> a family source says brown opened her eyes a few time on monday. but doctors don't want them to
read too much into the moveless. >> it's eerie because it's reminiscen of how houston died three years ago next week. our victor blackwell has more. came and got me. i wasn't breathing. her heart stopped. she had a seizure or something. >> probably the worst time of my life. >> reporter: bobbi kristina brown describing a 2012 health scare eerily similar to this weekend's medical emergency. >> bobbi kristina's husband found her facedown in a bathtub in the bathroom of their home. she was unresponsive meaning not breathing, no heartbeat. >> reporter: after cpr efforts failed, she was rushed to a local hospital and placed in a medically induced coma. it's the latest in a string of well-documented struggles since her mother pop icon whitney houston, was found dead in a bathtub at the beverly hilton in 2012. a drowning the result of a heart condition and cocaine use. >> like big time for somebody.
i want to sleep. that's all i want to do. >> reporter: tough times for the woman the world met when she was a cute 6-year-old girl singing on stage with her mother. >> my name is bobbi kristine amp i want to say clap your hands. ♪ >> reporter: viewers got a glimpse of her preteen years in the short-lived bravo series "being bobbi brown." >> you need to find a way to deal with us. >> we don't say [ bleep ] to you. >> reporter: in the months after whitney houston's death, the lifetime series "the houstons: on our own," exposed brown's struggles with grief and alcohol. >> mixed with apple juice, it tastes good. >> i know in the past her mother would allow her to have a glad of champagne or wine. >> i don't know if she's self-medicating herself. >> someone is grieving the way she's been grieving is sort of, you know hard to distinguish. >> reporter: through the grief brown told oprah winfrey she still hears her mother's voice. >> i can hear her voice and spirit talking to me and telling
me you know, keep moving, baby. i -- i'm right here, i got you. >> reporter: however, her troubles continued. in november 2012, brown walked away from a dramatic car crash near atlanta. police say she lost control of her camaro and drove over a curb and down this embankment. in 2014 she raised eyebrows after reportedly marrying nick gordon. whitney houston took him in when he was 12 and raised him as if he were her son. >> we were best friends long long long ago. long time ago. and now i'm in love with him. >> i was never adopted, nor am i her blood brother. we just really care about each other. >> reporter: victor blackwell, cnn, roswell, georgia. >> we'll keep you posted on her condition. rap mogul marion shuge knight has been charged with murder and could face life in prison if convicted. prosecutors say he ran over two men with his car after an argument in compton, california last week. one of those victims died. knight was out on bail for a
separate robbery case when this incident took place. police say he fled the scene, although his lawyer says he feared for his life. knight turned himself in on friday. let's look at the weather here in the united states. the temperatures are well below freezing at this hour in the northeast u.s. incredibly, much colder weather is coming later in the week. meteorologist pedram javaheri joins us again to take us through some of these hideous temperatures. how low is it going to get? >> that's the best way to put it. you know, it's going to get well below zero. of course that's what it is. we're talking about 15 20 below across some regions. maybe 25. we'll touch on that shortly. the snow depth across a large area of the northern tier of the united states. about a 1,500 mile area we have about 12 inches to 24 inches of snowfall on the ground at this moment. stretching out of chicago, detroit, eventually all the way north of new york city on into
boston where we have tremendous snowfall. 30 to 60 centimeters if you're in tune with the metric scale. look at this minus 25 to minus 35 windchills across interior new england. that's why i think the snowfall on the ground not going anywhere any time soon. there's the last few frames you see the snow showers exit the picture. 10 fahrenheit in boston. it is down to 13 in new york city. and the winds howling across this region. the windchills about 5 in new york. what it feels like is minus 7 around boston. of course, it has been a historic last seven to ten days around boston. average, but 44 inches of snowfall in any given year. tremendous amount. about 110 centimeters. 40 inches is what has come down. a record in a seven-day period. in the past ten days 47 inches has come down exceeding what you would see in an entire year for boston. and of course chicago dealing with this as well heavy snowfall in place. you take a look -- major disruptions to air travel 7,700 flights canceled in recent days. i did the math. $6,000 per flight being canceled
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imminent. he and two colleagues were arrested more than 13 months ago and later convicted of aiding the banned muslim brotherhood. one of the men, peter greste, was released on sunday. u.s. health officials say there are now 102 cases of measles in 14 states. most of them are linked to visitors at california's disneyland in december. the outbreak is intensifying the discussion about vaccinating children and whether it should be a choice or manner to. -- or mandatory. the united states is considering providing defensive weapons for ukrainian forces fighting pro russian rebels in the east. the separatists are trying to take over the regions of donetsk and lahansk. monday they announced a drive for 100,000 new recruits to battle government troops. ukraine's battle with pro russia separatists, it continues to take a very heavy toll. this is made especially clear by looking at the once-bustling airport in donetsk. that's where the airport's control -- this, i should say,
is what it looked like before it was seized by the rebels. months of heavy shelling have left it in ruins. >> the side-by-side pictures show how devastating the fighting has been. nick paton walsh traveled there for a look at the damage. wee to warn you, you may find parts of his report disturbing. >> reporter: nowhere has the fighting been fiercer in the worst war to hit europe since the balkans than here. donetsk once proud international airport. [ explosions ] >> reporter: ukraine's army is still shelling here despite being pushed out of this former stronghold two weeks ago by these russian-backed separatists themselves heavily armed, this is their form of airport shuttle.
we're moving in an armored car toward the new terminal of the airport. territory which the separatists have taken but is still regularly under fire from the ukrainian military. we pull into the airport long-term underground parking. there are occasionally shells still landing here. the fight here killed hundreds as ukrainians used service tunnels to hold parts of the complex. the men claim these bodies were left in the ukrainian retreat. the last call for passengers on this walkway passed months ago. these pictures from three years ago showing how it used to sparkle. hard to imagine how just six months ago we were here flying out of donetsk. this that was then a state-of-the-art international terminal. just look at the destruction and how this symbolizes how far eastern ukraine has fallen. mortars often fall here, so we
move fast. they used to call this the new terminal. opened two years ago for football fans coming to the european championship. that newfound european optimism has evaporated. the war here sender itting a new -- is entering a new phase. the heaviest of weapons and random shelling of civilians in which victory has become more important than its spoils. these men blame barack obama for this devastation. russia blames nato for fermenting this war. nato says nonsense and that many of these fires are actually russian regular army. blame, hatred and charred remain -- remains everywhere. but ukraine's bright hopes of modern prosperity, the gate is closed. nick paton walsh, cnn, donetsk. let's get the view on all of
this from russia now. our matthew chance joins us live from moscow. matthew, you look at nick paton walsh's report from donetsk, it -- you worn what, change the dynamic in ukraine. if the u.s. does decide to provide lethal weapons to the ukrainian military, which it says it's considering, would russia see that as an escalation of tensions considering russia blames nato and the west essentially for what's happening? >> reporter: well, i think that will certainly be a risk. the other risk would be that russia will match the supply of weapons to the ukrainian government with a bolstered supply of arms and possibly troops, as well to the pro russian rebels. so the idea that supplying the one side of this conflict with weapons is going to end it is something that may not be that realistic. it actually expand the war. we saw those dramatic pictures there was the airport in
donetsk. if the war widen, that kind of destruction could expand over a larger area and have a serious impact on the lives of millions more people than are already being impacted by the conflict. in terms of reaction from the kremlin about this discussion that's underway in washington now, about whether or not to splu weapons, there's been nothing firm. the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov, in beijing and meeting with chinese and indian counterparts, essentially saying that a supply of american weapon to one side in the conflict would not be altogether unexpected. >> translator: there has been confirmation that the u.s. was directly involved from the very beginning in this anti-governmental coup d'etat. president obama literally called it the transition of power. secondarily aid like to note that this rhetoric shows washington's intention to continue doing everything
possible to unconditionally support ukraine's authorities who have apparently taken a course toward military solutions to the conflict. >> reporter: the question, of course, is that -- what would reaction of supply of weapon have on the russian side. would they step back from the conflict or bolster their support for those pro russian rebels. >> i think that is what's key. certainly if the u.s. does go through with the decision to arm the ukrainian military with lethal force and then if russia does respond by arming its side with more weapons, that would escalate tensions that no one wants to see. but even thing is of providing lethal weapons, the possibility, might that encourage russia to back off? >> reporter: that might be -- that might be what this conversations bawl. that might be the gambit. if there's a threat of supplying
the ukrainian government with american weaponry that would obviously equal the balance on the battlefield. would that be enough to urge the rebels and their russian backers to step back from this conflict and try and find a diplomatic solution? that's a possibility, of course. but everything we've seen so far, remember in terms of pressure on the russians and pressure on the rebels has not prevented them from pursuing this objective of gaining as much territory as they can in eastern ukraine. so it's a big gamble to say the least that the supply of weapons to one side in this conflict is going to stop the conflict dead in its tracks and force all the parties to the negotiating table. there's an equal risk if not a bigger risk that the conflict could expand. more people could be killed. worse, the outcome of the war may not be affected. >> yeah. matthew chance live for us in what is not a clear picture as far as what happens next. certainly a misty morning there in moscow around 11.
41 in the morning. thanks. we're going to take a short break. just ahead, a worried parent sends a message to those who refuse to vaccinate their children. >> your children don't live in your little bubble. your children live if a big bubble. and my children live inside that big children with your children. -- live nitsds that big bubble with your children. >> the consequences one family is facing because of their exposure to measles. stay with us.
returning now to the measles outbreak in the u.s. it's actually intensifying this ongoing debate over vaccinations. some people say it's their right to choose. others say vaccines are necessary to protect everyone, to public the public's health. >> elizabeth cohen profiles one family dealing with the consequences of another family's vaccination decision. eli, just 10-month-old and too young to be vaccinated, is showing signs of the virus which can cause deaf e deafness brain damage, or even death. >> i'm obviously scared. i send out texts to my family and facebook messages saying please pray for my son. >> reporter: if eli has measles, it's likely he gave it to his sister and she could be in grave danger because maggie has leukemia. her immune system wiped out by
chemotherapy which also would have pretty much wiped out any measles vaccine. what is your biggest fear? >> that i lose my child. sort of that she get a severe case and becomes deaf. i mean my family's been through enough in the last six months. i know there's worse out there but we've had a rough go of it. i don't want her to go through anything else. >> reporter: the centers for disease control told us not to get anywhere near eli or maggie. we've asked their parents to take cell phone video for us. we're also not going near their father. like many adults he has only limited immunity to the measles. we can talk to their mother however, because blood tests show she does have full immunity. this is how the children were put in danger. four members of one arizona family went to disneyland in
december. they refused to vaccinate their children and came down with measles and went to the clinic. that family gave measles to a twoem clinic and she -- a woman at the clinic, and she, in turn exposed 195 children including maggie and eli. what would you say to that family? >> your children don't live in a little bubble. your children live in a big bubble. my children live in that bubble with your kids. if you don't want to vaccinate your kids don't take them to disneyland. >> reporter: the family has not been named. but this arizona physician refuses to vaccinate his sons because he believes the vaccines are toxic. could you live with yourself if your child got either child sick really sick complications, even death? you live with yourself if that happened? >> i could live with myself easily. it's an unfortune thing that people die -- unfortunate thing that people die. i'm not going to put my child at
risk to save another child. i'm not going to sacrifice of well-being of my chile. my chiled is pure. it's not my responsible to be protecting their child. >> reporter: tim jacks, a pediatrician, says the pain brought on by vaccine refusers is like a double whammy on top of his daughter's cancer. >> it's a big deal emotionally. kind of looking back, it brings to mind some of the same feelings we had when we first thought maggie's -- first got maggie's diagnosis. >> reporter: for now, they just pray their daughter recovers from leukemia and doesn't get measles. >> now, rosemary and myself have talked about this being a first world problem. you know places where this vaccine is readily available and people refuse it. take a look at this map. shows where it remains a struggle to get a measles vaccine. many places in the world are still developing. as you see, the countries in red, which i know they're hard to make out, but you've got
somalia, the central african republic, you also have south sudan. fewer than half of all children in these places are immunized. situation is not much better in the countries you see in orange. these are where places where vaccination rates fall between 50% and 7 %. immunization -- 79%. immunizations are much more available in countries in yellow and blue as well. more than 90% are vaccinated for the measles there. just consider what you are giving up by not taking a vaccine that people in these parts of the world would be desperate for. >> and errol health officials in europe are also working to contain measles. according to the european center for disease prevention and control there were more than 4,700 reported cases between october 2013 and september, 2014. more than 60% of those were in germany italy, and the netherlands. testing for two new ebola
vaccines is underway in liberia. the country is one of the hardest hit by the outbreak that's killed more than 8,900 in wes(eju)(p harmless fragments of the virus are in the vaccines which scientists hope will provoke an immune response in test subjects. the outbreak has slowed in liberia as of late which could hurt the testing. researchers might not have enough patience to see if the vaccine is making a difference. of course that's patients as in patience as in time. >> exactly. parts of the u.s. continue to break snowfall records. people in northern spain are experiencing one of their biggest snowstorms in history. >> pedram javaheri joins us from the international weather center with details on that. what does it look like? >> gosh guys they've actually
closed the roads that connect france on-- france to spain. a chance of avalanches. two people lost their lives due to avalanches on the roadways. transportation system is good when it comes to trains across northern spain. these were the scenes the past 24 hours. want to share video out of region. when you get up into the pyrenees, you expect heavy snow showers. the amount that's come down the heaviest in years across northern spain and parts of the region have literally been left completely isolated. driving out of the question for a lot of people walking even difficult as youistry that taking out the skis. folks braving the elements to make it to work or school as they do across this region of northern spain. the jet stream just the culprit, takes a nose-dive to the south. snow showers scattered about in the higher elevations. not one, another storm system already in this region. we expect heavy rainfall to continue where it's not snowing. southeastern europe into the
central mediterranean, the rainfall has been so tremendous upwards of 150 millimeters has come down around albania. one month worth of rainfall in three or four days. look at the footage on bulgaria not far from the black sea. significant flooding. sashls officials saying a state of emergency in these areas hit hard and also from hurricane-force winds. the coast also seeing flooding where dozens of homes have been inundated. you see sandbags there to protect the communities, and the thames have been above the norm that -- the temperatures have been so far above the norm that flooding is a problem. a lot of land being flooded with the recent rainfall. y now and then i get a little bit hungry ♪ ♪ and there's nothing good around ♪ ♪ turn around, barry ♪ ♪ i finally found the right snack ♪ [ female announcer ] fiber one. i'm only in my 60's. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out
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welcome back. once again, the super bowl is the most-watched broadcast event in u.s. history. cooring to -- according to nbc, more than 114 million people on average watched the new england patriots defeat the seattle seahawks in super bowl xlix. the big game also broke social media records with more than 28 million tweets during the game and the halftime show. wow. >> and what about that halftime show? performer katy perry made some history, as well with her super bowl performance in front of a record-breaking audience of more than 118 million people. >> it's her background dancing
sharks, yes sharks that stole the show. jeanne moos has that. >> reporter: talk about the worst call at the super bowl -- no, not that one. we mean whoever called for the dancing sharks. ♪ teenage dream ♪ >> reporter: as they gyrated alongside katy perry singing "teenage dream," they flailed and the screen left of a killer. ♪ >> reporter: voted one sports blog left shark failed out of choreography school. on twitter they were compared to the hologram shark from "back to the future." >> ahh! >> reporter: next thing you know the dancing sharks found themselves in "finding nemo," peeking over the cast of "shark tank" inserted into "jaws," the movie. who are the mystery sharks causing such a splash with their flapping fins? two of katy perry's regular dancers came out of their sharks suits on social media. brian gaw, the left shark said
"yep the rumors are true." look at the abs on the right shark. scott myrick tweeted, "i've never been more proud to be part of something in my life." check out his moves minus the shark skin. [ cheers ] >> reporter: scott told reddit that visibility in the suit was terrible. "i ran into a palm tree but the camera missed it." he said he only had a minute and a half to change into his shark costume from his trees getup as a horse -- his previous get upas a horse in "dark horse." scott also danced the part of katy perry's kitty purry on tour but nothing compares to the fishbowl that is the super bowl. soon one shark was dancing in a flip book. >> it was my imagination or were the sharks doing the macarena? ♪ it's a feeding frenzy as
everyone flips out over floundering fish. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> not sugar what the sharks were doing really. flapping their fins. and thanks for watching cnn. i'm rosemary church. >> similar to what i do on the dance floor, i'm errol barnett. "early start" is next for those of you in the u.s. for everyone else, stay tuned for "cnn newsroom." . . .
new deadly record-breaking snowstorm. this morning, roads covered with ice. thousands of flights canceled. schools closed as a new arctic chill moves in. we will break down what you need to know for this day. measles outbreak spreading this morning. new cases creating concern and controversy this morning as some politicians weigh in on if