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defiant the israeli prime minister arrives in washington for a controversial address on iran to congress. and moscow mourning. thousands marched to remember a kremlin critic shot dead on the streets. and who says it's march? icy conditions snarled travel on the ground and in the air in large pars of the united states. a warm welcome to all of our viewers wherever you may be watching. i'm zain asher. >> i'm errol barnett. this is "cnn newsroom".."
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arrogant that's how one of the most senior democrats on capitol hill is describing the israeli prime minister ahead of tuesday's speech before congress. >> benjamin netanyahu arrived in washington sunday evening, but his address to congress about ongoing nuclear talks is already getting a mixed reception. >> reporter: since he is coming i intend to go. >> reporter: benjamin netanyahu's trip to the u.s. is nothing if not controversial. an apparent break with the obama administration the israeli leader will address congress tuesday. he's calling for tougher sanctions against iran and doesn't want a planned nuclear deal with the country to go through. more than 30 democratic lawmakers say they plan to boycot the speech -- boycott the speech. senator dianne feinstein says she's going although she doesn't believe the israeli leader speaks for all jews. >> he doesn't speak for me on this. i think the jewish community is like any other community. there are different points of view. >> reporter: president obama
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supporters say the congressional invitation is a snub at the white house. the administration wasn't consulted first. house speaker john boehner told cbs sunday -- >> what i do wonder is why the white house feels threaten ded because the congress wants to support israel and hear what a trusted ally has to say. >> reporter: at home in israel the prime minister's trip is stirring kfrs too. former security officials have called the trip a mistake, saying it. damage israel's relationship with the u.s. despite all the rhetoric the official administration line appear to be netanyahu is a welcome guest. seeking sunday on abc, so john kerry said -- >> the prime minister is welcome in the united states at any time. we will an unparalleled close security relationship with israel. >> reporter: some saying the relationship may draw colder if it draws potentially friendly democrat to president obama's side. annie rose reporting. >> for more on the prime minister's visit and its potential impact we go to orrin
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lieberman joining us live from jerusalem. on the political sunday talk shows, this was one of the dominant topics. it's certain to be until the speech on tuesday. how is it viewed where you are? is it seen as controversial as it is being seen in the u.s.? >> reporter: absolutely. the speech has president clinton politicians and the public with half supporting half on the right, likud, netanyahu's party, and the jewish home supporting netanyahu's decision to speak before congress. they sigh it as an opportunity to talk about the threat to israel. the left is labor and the zionist camp. they see that as purely a political move a chance for free publicity with two weeks until the israeli elections on march 17th. >> really that's the natural followup. those elections on march 17th are key. the diplomatic controversy isn't the only issue weighing on
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voters's minds, if it's weighing on voters' minds at all. how could the speech impact the outcome? >> reporter: right now it looks to be a close election. some of the recent polls show the two biggest parties the zionist camp and netanyahu's likud likud, neck in neck. we've seen that the past few weeks, 23-25. very close, inching one way or the other. if this swings even a few votes either direction, it could decide who the winning party is and who the next prime minister is. at the same time the speech isn't the number-one top nick israel. that will always be the economy with people worried about the high cost of living in the big cities like jerusalem and tel aviv. and of course security is always on voters' minds in israel. >> as far as some of the leading opinions, we know that there was a group of former military commanders who spoke over the weekend. who is speaking out besides that
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group of individuals that is getting a lot of traction? >> reporter: we've seen a number of different parties here. and that was one of the bigger organizations that held a press conference on sunday. that's a nonpartisan group of former security leaders from the idf, the police. what's generally interesting to note is that all of the pears regardless of where they are politically, they generally see iran as a threat to israel. the question is how do they view the speech. many think the speech isn't a good idea for its possible consequences on israel's relations with the u.s. netanyahu's relationship with president obama, and then other relationships with -- between israel and europe. >> i think that's what's fascinating to many observers of this. most israelis agree something needs to be done to curb iran's nuclear program. the key question is what exactly. our own orrin lieberman from jerusalem. five minutes past 10:00 there. thanks. we did mention the group of israeli veterans criticizing mr. netanyahu's speech. they say it may move iran closer
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to getting it. stay tuned for that next hour. >> if benjamin netanyahu does win the elections, it will be another year and a half two years of icy relations with president obama. could be awkward. in other news now, iranian foreign minister muhammad sharrive is expected to address the human rights council in geneva shortly. this is a few weeks ahead of the deadline. iran has to reach a deal on its nuclear program. the u.s. secretary of state john kerry has been negotiating with him will address the council. police in hong kong arrested several people at a protest sunday over chinese traders. the demonstrators don't want people from the mainland to buy goods in hong kong and sell them back home for a profit. police appeared to use pepper spray on the crowd. at least one woman was seen bleeding. thousands rallied outside of argentina's congress on sunday.
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inside the president defended her role in the investigation of a bombing at a jewish community center. she had been accused of conspiring to cover up iran's alleged involvement. a judge officially declared her -- cleared her on friday. and thousands of u.s. and south korean troops are beginning the annual military exercises on the korean peninsula. north korea is responding with missile launches. our paula hancock is joining us live from seoul. the annual military exercises usually trigger a surge in tension. this time we are hearing some particularly divisive harsh frederick pyongyang. does seoul have anything to be worried about particularly this time around? >> reporter: this rhetoric is really to be expected at this time. as you say, this is the jittery season, the season where the u.s. and south korea carry out joint military drills which last
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a couple of months. we could be seeing this rhetoric for some weeks to come. also the missile launch that we saw this morning, two short-range ballistic missiles fired into the seas off the east coast of korea. we know that seoul has been responding angrily to these, we understand from the defense ministry spokesmen, that they didn't have any warning. there wasn't a no sails before the launch, dangerous for vessels in the area. they said it was a provocative act. we have heard the north korean leader kim jong-un, said he wants his troops ready for a war. he's made them mad -- combat ready, according to state-run media, believing that these military drills by washington and seoul are a precursor to an invasion to which both washington and seoul deny saying they're defense 95 nature. >> we hear from the japanese, as
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well. clearly angry about the rocket launches. also in january, the north actually offered a moratorium on further nuclear tests if the joint drills were canceled. what was washington's response to that? >> reporter: washington said no very clearly. there wasn't any consideration of this offer. according to washington it wasn't a decent offer. they said according to the state's department of spokeswoman that it was a false choice. the fact that pyongyang is offering ton do something that is against u.n. security council resolutions in return finish washington and seoul canceling something that is routine system. say they're transparent in carrying out the drills and have warned pyongyang of what they will be doing. this didn't -- wasn't taken seriously by washington. they didn't see this as a valid
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offer. of course once washington had rejected that offer by pyongyang, that's when we really saw this rhetoric increasing. as i said this is something we will be seeing over the next couple of months. and also we are expecting to more missile launches as well. according to the south korean defense ministry last year at this time during these drills we saw about 90 ballistic missiles and rockets being launched by pyongyang. we have two so far. we should expect many more. zain? >> those military drills continuing to contribute to those icy relations between the north and the south. okay. paula hancocks live in seoul. thank you. over the weekend we saw thousands of russians marching through moscow. they were there to mourn prominent opposition activist boris them son. more on the -- nemtsov. more on the latest search for his killer. nasty weather in the u.s. causing more headaches and accidents. plus, an exclusive interview with one of the fighters scheduled to take the ring in
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mountainous province sunday. the avalanches have claimed more than 250 lives so far. they're the worst snow slides, what you're looking at there, the worst snow slides in decades. meantime in the u.s., winter weather will not quit. >> it won't. >> nasty conditions stranded thousands of passengers at dallas/ft. worth airport. icy roads across the northeast and the midwest caused traffic accidents resulting in several deaths. in missouri heavy snow over the weekend was blamed for this -- 30-vehicle pileup. a bus rear-ended a tractor-trailer. several people were injured in that. the bad weather led to the cancelations as we mentioned of thousands of flights. >> yep. >> our meteorologist, pedram javaheri joins us now to talk about some silver lining to this. it's deadly weather. >> yeah. you know, it's been the theme. if february was one of the cold ever months we've had and the cancelations of course as you talked about, big disruptions to the airline industry. now 500 flights canceled already
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as we head into monday morning across the country. want to show what's happening. the delays the perspective out of atlanta, georgia, visibility literally in parts of atlanta down to just the few feet when you take a look at the scenes. this is looking toward centennial olympic park brought about in 1996 by the olympic economy to bring the summer games in to atlanta. look at the scenes there. one to two hours. 1.5 to two-hour delays possible at least in the morning hours in and around atlanta. if your flights take you south, keep that in mine. charlotte, similar story. dallas 60 to 90 minutes. it was snow earlier, now it's the fog. of course a lot of moisture on the ground as anything that's fallen in the woe of snow melt -- in the way of snow melting creates moisture and delays out of houston. on the light side 15 to 30 minutes. next storm system screams across the great lakes and the country through midweek. we'll get more snow showers around the great lakes tuesday into wednesday. the snow pushes in toward guess where, boston boston sitting
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just about five inches less than five inches from the single snowiest winter of all time couple of the models pinpointed on the left-hand sigh show you we could get up to seven inches. the top snowiest weekend of all time. keep in mind the boston marathon around the corner. also the famed city's st. patrick's day parade just a couple of weeks away. they've got feet of snow on the ground on the sidewalks. certainly something worth noting as we head in toward the middle of march. here's what february looked like. bitter cold for the united states. buffalo, cold ever month ever. chicago, montreal ever february ever. toronto failed to reach the freezing mark for the first time since 1978. of course with all this said we have tremendous snow on the ground across the country. 63% of the united states has at least one inch of snow on the ground. snow is a fantastic coolant meaning that it reflects 80 foster 90% of the sun's energy -- 80% to 90% of the sun's energy.
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it is going to be a struggle to warm temperatures up because any of the energy that gets back to the ground gets reflected back up. so we're kind of in a bad place. but the days are getting longer. >> there we go. >> interesting that you show the footage of what it looks like in atlanta. basically when i go home i won't be able to the roads at all. >> nice and foggy. drive slow zain. >> i know. tyke my time. five miles per hour. >> keep your distance. >> thanks a lot. >> thanks. we'll take a break. when we come back he says he's representing all israelis. but a group of retired israeli generals disagree with prime minister netanyahu's plans to address congress. one of them will explain why coming up. jordan's king abdullah says a barbaric video from isis is backfiring on the militants. his exclusive interview with fareed zakaria. plus we've waited over five years for his fight against fellow boxer floyd mayweather. an exclusive interview with cnn.
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welcome back. i want to bring you new information we've received into the cnn newsroom. the united nations human rights office now says more than 6,000 people have been killed in eastern ukraine since last april. this is in spite of the successive cease-fires. the statement just released also
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says the increased fighting near donetsk and debaltseve in recent weeks caused hundreds of civilian and military casualties. that information in to us from the u.n. human rights office. more than,000 people killed in eastern ukraine since last april. april. we turn to a story we've been following for the past few hours. a snowplow driver speaking out about what happened immediately after prominent opposition activeist boris nemtsov was gunned down if moscow friday noompt -- down in moscow friday night. you see in the video blurred out, he's identified only as sergei b. the driver told a russian tv station he didn't see the actual shooting, but what he did see was nemtsov on the ground. he called for help. thousands of russians gathered to march through moscow to mourn and protest the killing. they marched to the bridge near the kremlin where he was killed on friday. many were waving russian flags and carrying images of nemtsov.
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>> nemtsov was a very outspoken critic of vladimir putin and the war in ukraine, as well. to talk in depth, author of "fragile empire: how russia fell in and out of love with vladimir putin." joining us live from london. so ben, vladimir putin is saying that he's going to launch an investigation to find out what killed nemtsov. do we know any faith -- do you have any fact, confidence in this investigation? >> boris nemtsov was under constant 24-hour surveillance by russian intelligence. would have been impossible for him to walk down the street without the kremlin knowing where he was going. i don't believe given that russia has more than 600,000 members of its intelligence services conducting round-the-clock surveillance the plot could have been to assassinate nemtsov without the kremlin knowing about it. i think that given that putin has been in the word of boris
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nemtsov a pathological liar concerning every single as peck of his war in ukraine, i think we can trust him when he says that there's no kremlin involvement or that there will be a complete honest investigation into this murder in the same way that we saw the russian troops in crimea. >> you're strep cal. i want -- skeptical. i want to make it clear we don't know exactly who is responsible for nemtsov's death. i want to ask what stand out about the timing of mr. nemtsov's death? >> boris nemtsov was conduct inging research into russia's involvement in the war in ukraine. he was said to be about to publish a major report proving that russian con scripts had been deployed in ukraine, and they're not only being killed but body being disposed of
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secretly in incinerators to hide from the publish that it is in war with its long close and intimate brotherly nation. there are said to be individuals within the russian state to be providing tapes and recording and evidence of the secret disposal of the bodies. anyone who's been researching what happens to those dying in russia's dirty war have been beaten up or attacked or intimidated. that would be part of a pattern. just before being -- his aassassination nemtsov was on the radio saying that if he had a chance which of course he never did to debate putin face to face he would go to him why are you sending russia's young men and conscripps to war and then abandoning them and denying them. not even giving them an honorable burial. why are you sacrificing them and not even giving them the dignity
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of a christian funeral? >> the timing of mr. nemtsov's death clearly suspicious. vladimir putin's approval rating is sky high. it is in the 80s. after nemtsov's death do you think that is likely to change? what are your thoughts on that? >> i think the talk about vladimir putin's approval rating is laughable. an opinion poll is a technique that comes from a democracy. the united states you can broadly call people up and go do you like obama. people when they pick up the telephone aren't going to be frightened of being shot. they say no. we have opinion polls conducted in russia. people are sitting at home, telephone rings, and a voice goes "do you like vladimir putin?" and do you really think that in an atmosphere where people are seeing opposition leaders killed that people are going to tell the pollster calling 1,000 random people on the telephone, no, i don't like vladimir putin?
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that's not an opinion poll. the russian people don't know what their choices are. in the united states people don't know about the republicans and democrats. people who knew nemtsov are shocked and aren't allowed on national tv. the opinion poll which gives an 8 % rating that's not a poll of popularity that's -- 86 rating that's not a poll of popularity. that's a poll of fears. if you phone people during office ours 86% will say, yes, i like vladimir putin on the telephone. >> you talk about the climate of fear and propaganda that exists in russia. we appreciate it thank you very much. now the israeli prime minister is in washington for a controversial speech to congress on iran. a group of retired israeli generals say his speech could backfire in a major way. we will speak with the leader of the group after this.
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hello, and welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. just around 3:30 in the morning in atlanta. i'm zain asher. >> i'm errol barnett. >> in moscow thousands of russians marched in mourning of prominent opposition activist boris nemtsov. the outspoken critic of russia's president was gunned down friday on a bridge near the kremlin. police offering a nearly $50,000 reward for information leading to his killer. meantime in the u.s. snow and ice stretched from the midwest to the northeast causing significant delays at major airports sunday afternoon. over 2,300 flights have been canceled.
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a brief warmup is expected during the first half of the week. another shot of bitter cold will move in again later. the israeli prime minister's in the u.s. now to address congress. tuesday during a special joint meeting, benjamin netanyahu is expected to warn against a possible nuclear deal with iran. the white house is not happy about his visit. and the prime minister will not be meeting with president barack obama. >> a lot of people have been very critical of mr. netanyahu's visit. he says this trip is to help ensure the good of his country and the safety of its people. >> translator: i'm leaving for washington for a fateful, even historic mission. i feel that i am the messenger of of all of citizen's citizens, even those who don't agree with me. for the entirety of jewish people, i am worried about the security of israel's citizens and the fate of the nation and
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the fate of our people. i will do everything in my power to ensure our future. >> while a number of retired israeli generals and former security officials share mr. netanyahu's concerns about iran's nuclear capabilities they oppose his speech to congress. they say it will actually damage ties to the u.s. and bring iran closer to a nuclear bomb. we have joining us one of those retired generals to talk about this. thank you very much for your time today? why do you and the other former commanders behind you feel that this single speech will push iran closer to a nuclear weapon? i mean after all, there is just one speech. >> good morning. i represent a movement of close to 200 retired and reserve generals in the muse ad -- in
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the police force. we carry more than 6,000 years of security on our shoulders. i wish the prime minister would go to washington to get together with the u.s. president, president obama, to discuss the iran nuclear issue behind closed doors in a speech to congress. i think that foreign policy in the speech to the president. i think it will not progress us in any way. we think that the right way to do it is to sit together, to discuss it and not to argue and not to -- because the united states is not our enemy, it's our closest ally. we should not argue, we
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shouldn't fight against each other. we have to sit together and to discuss it thoroughly. and to get some results. >>. >> okay. >> i think that when we say that -- >> i was going to say here -- i apologize for interrupting. we understand base on the press conference you held on sunday that you feel as if this is the wrong way to go about reaching these ends. but the likud party that netanyahu leads, they dismissed your message. released a statement saying your group is being used by messengers by the left funded with millions from left wingers abroad. i'm wondering what your response is to that. >> when you don't have a ready answer you go to outside
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excuses. we are ready to defend the state of israel in wartime. now we are fighting for peace. so all this likud party response is a way to try to ignore the real issue. we are zionists. we are -- we love the country. to put us as a left or extreme left it's just a very popular response. >> i just want to approach you on the first question i ask. i mean, your position is clear. but why do you feel that this one speech would go as far as to push iran closer to a nuclear weapon when there -- a nuclear deal could be in the works now? how could this one speech do that much damage? >> it's not one speech.
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it's all our relationships with the u.s. government. it's all our israeli relationship with the president of the united states. i think that all this speech is a kind of movement which was conducted by the republican and with the israeli prime minister. it is aimed to ameliorate the united states president with our closest friends. it shouldn't be done. and therefore, it will gain nothing with the iranian nuclear issue. >> joining us live from tel aviv major general sharef founders of commanders for israel's security speaking about the controversial speech by prime minister netanyahu on tuesday to the u.s. congress. thank you very much for joining us on cnn today. meantime, police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in los angeles that was actually caught on video.
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this is what we know so far. a video taken by a by stanners is not appears to show at least four lapp officers confronting two suspects outside a homeless shelter. >> now police say one was a man suspected of robbery. a struggle then ensues and the man is pulled to the ground thenville by police. we want to -- then shot and killed by police. we want to warn you the video you're about to is disturbing. [ shouting ] [ bleep ] [ bleep ] [ bleep ] [ gunfire ] >> oh my god!
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>> i want to bring in our correspondent, sara sidner, on the fine. this -- on the phone. this video literally stops your heart. it's just incredibly difficult to watch. what has the lapd said about the video? >> reporter: just about an hour ago, we had a long conversation with one of the commanders there at the los angeles police department who gave us the details that they can give us now because as you might understand the investigation is still underway. they're still talking to witnesses, though they have cleared the scene because this happened in the afternoon. what they said was according to officers on the scene, that the suspects they were after for a -- potentially for a robbery first began fighting with the officers was eventually pulled to the ground. once on the ground, they said that he reached for an officer's weapon. there was a struggle over one of the officers' weapons. and then you hear the sound of a
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taser and police did confirm that a taser was deployed one or two times, but that that didn't seem to have much of an effect. and then the police say that you can obviously hear the shots being fired. three different officers actualliened up firing shots at the suspect, and the suspectened up dying at the scene. the video is very very difficult to watch because you are watching a man being shot to death. and the witnesses are still interviewing. some of whom said that when the suspect was first brought to the ground he jump back up. and the person used the word like he was juiced up onner -- juiced up or something. this happened in downtown l.a. an area known as skid row where there are a lot of homeless people. police have not given an identity of the man. they know who he is because he did have identification on him.
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next of kin had not been contacted. we do not net know the identity of the man. there was a second person on the scene who was detained. someone who they believe knew him and was with him and tried to grab one of the officers' batons. you see this on the video. for folks witnessing this, this was scary traumatizing and chaotic and intense. >> traumatizing to say the least. i was watching the video, and it was traumatizing to watch. hard to believe that happened in the middle of the afternoon. sirea sider in live, we pressure it. emails written by the isis executioner known as jihadi john have been released by the advocacy group cage. >> the messages written between 2010 and 2012 before he gained infamy as an isis executioner. in them, muhammad emwazi
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supposedly his real name complains about his treatment by the security services. me was right -- he was writing to the advocacy group for help saying all he wanted was to leave the united kingdom and move to kuwait where he had a job and a wife-to-be and wanted to start a new life. is on isis has released 19 christian hostages. all but one of the hostages were part of a group kidnapped during isis attacks on villages in northern syria last week. >> the fate of the remaining hostages more than 200, is not clear at this hour. the syrian observatory for human rights says almost 2,000 people have been executed by isis since last june. iraq's prime minister has ordered the start of a major offensive to retake the city of tikrit from isis. it's the most ambitious operation yet by the u.s. trained iraqi army and it's considered a big test of the
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upcoming effort to overtake seoul, as well. >> thousands of iraqi forces are gathering for the fight including both sunni and shia militia fighters. tis tax credit is 160 kill -- tis tis cite is 1 -- tikrit is 160 miles from there. ben wedeman now what can you tell us about the preparation for the fight? >> reporter: the preparations have been going on for quite some time. rather well publicized in the iraqi media, television is full of reports from the front lines, we understand from the television reports that the offensive has begun. that the iraqi forces which aren't just the armi, it includes sunni tribesmen and shia militia, as well are approaching from the north as well as from the south. this is as you said going to be a major test for the iraqi
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army. tikrit is a predominantly sunni arab city the birthplace of former president hussein. a place where there is unlikely to be a warm welcome for the iraqi military because of that and we also know that isis has a tactic that they've used time and time again which is to sow villages towns and cities with hundreds perhaps thousands of ieds. they are, after all, the masters of the tech neelg. therefore, it's going to be rough going. last june the iraqi army under the leadership of former president nouri al-awlaki made a similar effort to retake tis kit. it was a disaster. they left behind thousands of iraqi soldiers many of whom were executed by isis. we saw that vividly in video. this is a major test for the
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iraqi army if they plan to go ahead and move to mosul 200 kilometers to the north. >> as you mentioned, this is a massive challenge for the iraqi army. i want to turn to another story we've been following. that is about the assyrian christians who were kidnapped. 19 have been released by isis. to we know why isis specifically chose to release 19 of those hostages? hostages? >> our understanding is 20 hostages 19 were captured over the last week during this isis offensive in the province in northeastern syria. one of those released of a man who's been held for a month. we know that there have been intense negotiations going on between kurdish tribal leaders in the area and isis to win their release. we understand from the syrian observatory for human rights
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that the fate of the remaining assyrian hostages have yet to be determined by what they called isis jurists. >> and given isis's brutality, we can own hope that more hostages get released, as well. ben, thank you we appreciate it as always. >> reporter: thanks. russia's boris nemtsov spoke to cnn's anthony bourdain over dinner last year. coming up hear what the late opposition activist had to say about living under vladimir putin's rule. and look at the this. you are looking at the something that hasn't happened in over 30 years. historic. british royalty and chinese leadership meeting in beijing.
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u.s. nurse nina pham who survived esboel suing -- eebola is suing hospital where she contracted the disease saying the hospital and its parent company failed her and her colleagues because it didn't provide proper training and gear. >> phams she has nightmares, body aches, and insomnia as a result of getting the disease. she was caring for a patient when it happened last fall. the hospital company says it continues to support pham and hope the matter can be resolved with dialogue. police in russia are offering nearly a $50,000 reward for information leading to whoever shot and killed prominent opposition activist
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boris nemtsov. a snowplow driver who witnessed the after math of the killing told a russian tv station he didn't see the actual shooting but saw nemtsov on the ground and call for help. >> is not, thousands of russians gathered for a march through moscow to mourn and to protest nemtsov's brutal killing. they marched to the bridge near the kremlin where he was kill. many people are waving russian flags there, holding up signs, as well and images of nemtsov, too. >> nemtsov sat down for dinner with travel show host anthony bore dane last year -- anthony bourdain last year. >> they talked politics, russian corruption and living under putin's rule. here's a clip of the interview. >> you are in the typical country of crony capitalism. this is typical like philippines, like pakistan like middle asian countries, like some others right?
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absolutely typical. you have good relationship with putin and his people around right? if there is good relationship doesn't matter you have a chance to raise money, to be successful, to buy real estate in the south of france or switzerland, to open accounts in swiss banks, et cetera. but if something happened between you and putin, you would be in jail. >> reporter: the companies dismantle -- >> the company will disappear. police radars will watch the business -- what we see is an opportunity for you to do something, right? >> reporter: right. >> this is your independence. russia strongly knows if you are rich are you slave. if are you rich you are very much dependent. >> reporter: right. >> i want to tell you that a lot
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of railroad rich guys whom i know right, they say, boris, you're much freer than all of our team. nevertheless, what kind of money raising do you have because it's difficult to press you and to touch. this is their choice. guys prefer to wraz money and to be -- to raise money and to be quiet and -- this is a country of corruption. i explain corruption exists everywhere even states even in scandinavian countries. this is a problem for the united states for canada for the united kingdom, et cetera. for putin, russia this is a system. this is not a problem. >> right. >> we don't have such kind of problem. this is a system.
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a failed system to control the country, how it works. for example, i am putin, and are you governor. if you are corrupted are you loyal, right? >> reporter: right. >> because if you you don't you will be in jail. i have special cases for you, and you know about the cases. that's why if you build such system that everywhere around have cases, you wetland very loyal system that's what you build. -- you build very loyal system. that's what you build. if you are krupped and loyal, you are rich secondly you are in a very safe position. this is a system, and this is a problem on the other hand not for putin, for him, he build comfortable system but for russian people. russian people are in big trouble because what has been corruption money disappear, he
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builds super costs olympic games, result in future for the objects. no discussion in the society at all. big difference between the reach in states. that's why this is an uncomfortable country for everybody. >> i find that video haunting to watch especially because people around him, including his mother believed that he would be killed. then it happened. >> and he's speaking to the climate there. anthony bourdain that, wasn't the first location they wanted to interview. when they told the restaurant owner who was coming they said you're no longer welcome. that was a second location to use because of the exact concerns. >> remarkable that we have that interview. want to turn to more uplifting you news. you'll never guess who push for boxer manny pacquiao to get into the ring with floyd mayweather.
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sons ask you about organizing the fight with floyd mayweather? >> my son and my daughter, they really want this fight to happen. >> reporter: they wanted it? >> they wanted it three years ago. last three years ago. daddy, i want you to fight mayweather. >> reporter: why? >> i said why, you know, it's not my fault he don't want to fight. now it finally happen. they really want to watch the fight. >> there's more from the exclusive interview with the filipino superstar ahead of his big clash with mayweather jr. international viewers can join us monday and tuesday to hear what manny has to say now this it is finally happening. british royally and chinese leader met in beijing today. here we see prince william
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meeting chinese president xi jinping. the duke of cambridge is on an asian tour first traveling to japan and now visiting key cities in china including shanghai where he will visit an elephant sanctuary. >> he toured the forbidden city. he visited charities that helped youth with disabilities and children of migrant workers. he is the highest profile person to visit in almost 30 years. that does it for us. thank you very much for being with us. i'm zain asher. >> i'm errol barnett. "early start" is next for those of you in the state. for everyone else, stay tuned for isa suarez in london.
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. happening now, tensions strained with the white house and israel. the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu waking up in washington one day before he speaks to congress about the dangers of the nuclear deal with iran. a risky move but will it pay off? we have coverage breaking down the story. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. it is 4:00 a.m. in the east. good morning. tension with the obama administration and prime minister benjamin netanyahu reaching a peak. the israeli leader arrives preparing to speak