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caught in the cross fire as iraqi troops make progress against isis. thousand dollars of innocent civilians in the middle of it all seek safer ground. it's been one year since the dispeeps of mh 370. frustration has turned to anger for many of the families as malaysian officials prepare to release another report. 50 years since bloody sunday played out on this bridge. americans mark a water shed moments in the fight for civil rights. this is "cnn newsroom."
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we begin this hour with a developing story in moscow. russian law enforcement has arrested two men suspected of involvement in the murder of boris nemtsov. that is according to the director of the federal security service who was quoted in russian state media. he says the two suspects were taken into custody earlier and russian president vladmir putin has been informed of the arrests. he also said the two men came from the southern region of the north caucus. that it was one week ago you'll remember that nemtsov was gunned down near the kremlin. we will continue to keep your updated on this story as we get more information here an cnn. to the front lines in the fight against isis. hundreds of thousands innocent civilians in certain potentially caught in the cross fire. 350,000 peat in one town are under siege. across the border in iraq there
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is progress. shia militia reclaimed the town on the southern outskirts of tikrit on friday. that victory is seen as a key step towards pushing isis out of tikrit. the u.s. military says iraqi force and tribal fighters aided by coalition air strikes have also cleared isis from al baghdadi. that is a strategically critical town. the u.s. says iraqi forces also drove isis from seven villages near al baghdadi. that's located south of hadithi. >> some u.s. leaders are nervous. barbara starr has the story. >> reporter: the latest u.s. military intelligence assessment most of the fighters here are iranian backed shia
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militia with iranian weapons fighting to reclaim the city of tikrit. signs of iran's influence everywhere, field commanders review their plans. the pentagon watching iran with a close eye. happy to have the iranians doing the bulk of the ground fighting. but worried it could again open up a cauldron of shia versus sunni violence. >> for the sunni and shia sectarianism that has happened for thousands of years, it could be strategically disastrous. >> reporter: u.s. officials also worry the fragile iraqi government in the long run will become a client state of tehran with the u.s. spending millions to train iraqi units, the risk is it all falls into iranian hands. >> in terms of insuring our
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resources don't migrate to shia militia, there's no easy way to be absolutely certain that kaenlt happen. >> reporter: inu.s. want the prime minister to guarantee a government and military with sunni representation. vital to stopping sunni support for isis. the prime minister announcing his security forces are launching new operations in the sunni heartland. iraq's reliance on iran apparently working south of tikrit which baghdad says has been liberated. a potential u.s. victory of sorts. these marines in western iraq helping advise iraqis the nearby town of al baghdadi now liberated from isis according to the coalition. just don't count on the u.s. joining forces with iran. >> there is no cooperation between us and the iranian
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forces. we're going to have the count on the iraqi government to do those things necessary to number one, insure that things don't trend towards greater sectarian violence. >> reporter: there may not be formal cooperation with iran but a senior u.s. military official tells me that when coalition war planes are in the skies, when they are flying those bombing missions the u.s. tells the iraqis where the planes are and relies on the iraqis to tell the iranians to stay away. barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. just as advances are being made on the ground against isis the terror group has managed to destroy cultural artifacts. officials say they bull dozed an ancient city. some are calling this a cultural
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clenz clensing by isis they destroy iraq's history and heritage. >> it's a huge loss and tragedy for the whole of humanity. of course my reaction is one of anger. because we do believe that the destruction of heritage the deliberate i would say destruction of heritage in iraq is become part of the affair. it's a part of a strategy of cultural cleansing that they are conducting already with the looting of sites and persecution of minorities attacks on people and destroying the incredible cultural diversity of iraq and also of its priceless heritage. i think the way they conduct their strategy of erasing the memory about culture and heritage is appalling. >> that incident comes just a week after isis destroyed
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artifacts in the mosul museum. let's turn now to the town of ferguson missouri in the united states. president barack obama is responding to a scathing report by the justice department that found rampant racism in the city's police department. two police officers resigned over racist e-mails one of which depicted the president as a chimp h. a top court clerk was also fired. investigation started after a white officers killed an unarmed african-american teenager. police in madison, wisconsin, are investigating the fatal shooting of an unarmed african-american teenager by one of their officers. the madison police chief says the officer entered a home while responding to a disturbance and that's when he was assaulted. the officer fired several shots, hitting the teen. a crowd then gathered outside the apartment where the teen was shot. we understand they later
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dispersed. police are asking the community to remain calm. >> we would urge that everybody exercise restraint. and some calm. and let us allow the department of criminal investigation to conduct their affairs. we will all await what they're investigative fact finding should reflect. >> police say the officer rendered first aid before the teen was transferred to the hospital. that is where he later died. 50 years ago today, hundreds of marchers marched peacefully from selma, alabama, to montgomery to demand rights to vote for african-americans. civil rights leader martin luther king jr. led marchers on a bridge where they were attacked. that day now lives in u.s. history known as bloody sunday. president barack obama and more than 100 members of the u.s. congress will be in selma today
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to mark that anniversary. the first event is in about three hours. a freedom foot soldiers children's breakfast will happen then. there is also a commenceumenerative walk to honor civil rights marchers from 1967. the pettus bridge played an important role in the fight for civil rights. it was a way for police and am men to deputize by the sheriff to ambush and attack them. cnn's ryan young has this story. >> reporter: it's a bridge now just as important for what it brings together than for what it kept apart. from above, you can see the ed edmund pettus bridge stretch across the alabama leader. named after a confederate general, u.s. senator and a high ranking member of the kuklux
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klan. >> i had no identity there was a possibility of violence. selma gave so much to america and the world. >> this bridge is a powerful piece of metal for so many across the country. when you stand here you can't see what's on the other side of the bridge. the protesters had no idea what they were walking toward. their walk changed the future of this country. the images that were beamed across the country, the video that helped everywhere understand the struggle for the civil rights movement. a movement that got its wings because of what happened here. >> i heard what i thought were gun shots and screams. and people just screaming and screaming. >> reporter: joe ann bland was just a child when she marched on sunday. >> before we turned to run, it was too late. the policemen came in from both
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sides, the front and the back and there was nowhere to go. i tried to walk across i couldn't. >> reporter: it's a painful memory she shares with people. a memory she's found a way to embrace despite the horror and sounds of that sunday. >> i saw this horse and lady and i don't know what happened. i can still hear the sound her head made when it hit the pavement. and my sister linda, and my sister sady both think it was my hit hitting the pavement. >> reporter: now the people who marched are being celebrated in movies like sem mu"selma" for their courage. ♪ >> reporter: during his speech he points back here to selma, where he remarked 50 years ago, this bridge once a land mark of a divide nation but now it's a
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symbol for change. the nature of this bridge transnds religion and social status. there is now a lot of attention being paid to that bridge. those scenic shots, all coming from a drone. this is the first time cnn has used a drone in partnership with the faa to shoot parts of this story. i can tell you a lot of people who live in this community are hoping the extra attention will bring more jobs to the area. ryan young, cnn, selma, alabama. it has been 12 months after flight mh 370 vanished. many people what answers to what happened. what malaysia's transport minister is saying about that flight and when he thinks it will be found. help is son the way for
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disappearance. let's go live to cnn's anna coren who is in koala uala lumpur. i understand some are frustrated about the timing of this report that is to be released. >> reporter: it's right, this report will be released tomorrow. we're learning from malaysia airlines at 3:00 p.m. local time. this of course is the one year anniversary since mh 370 disappeared with 239 people on board. we're also learning that the families of those on board will get access to the report three hours beforehand at midday local time. some of those families reacting angeraly they are releasing the report tomorrow. feeling that the timing, perhaps could have been put off and delayed by international standards and guidelines. that is when this interim report is expected to be released. as far as the families are
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concerned, it's not appropriate. they are struggling. they have been struggling for 12 nungts months now and as you say no trace of the plane. they are searching still some 100 nautical miles off the coast of western australia. the area they are scrowering is 2,300 square miles. they've covered 40% of it hoping to complete the search by may. the family is very concerned that if nothing is found, if there is no plane debris found in this search zone it will be called off. none of the countries have said this however, as i say, a grave fear of the families. we put that to the transport minister here in malaysia and this is what he had to say. take a listen. >> we will rely on the experts. we have experts guiding us. as a government we would like to have the expert due before we
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decipher that. >> reporter: is malaysia committed to searching for mh 370. >> if the expert views it is not this area the experts will tell us where is it. >> you believe the plane will be found by may? >> yes this is what the expert told us. there's a reason why we have to focus. >> reporter: because minister as you can imagine, it is the greatest fear of these families that once this area is completed and the debris is not there, that the search will be called off. can you give some sort of commitment to those families? >> this situation, i have said that i will have to rely on the expert view before i comment further. >> reporter: malaysia's transport minister obviously refusing to be drawn in to that conversation. not willing to confirm whether
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or not that search will continue. we did hear from australia's deputy prime minister earlier in the week saying the search cannot go on forever. remember it's australia and malaysia that have put in $60 million u.s. dollars in the search. it's believed the money will be used up once this search zone is completed. it will be up to those investigators, the experts to decide whether or not the search will continue george. >> thank you so much for the reporting there. we'll continue to follow the updates and developments on the story. thank you. for most of us it is baffling how could a sophisticated plane vanish. we will never know exactly what happened on board mh 370 unless the black boxes are found. as cnn's will ripley reports, investigators and pilots are trying to piece together the puzzle with the little information they do have.
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>> reporter: it's an eerie feeling sitting in a cockpit virtually similar to the mh 370 missing flight. veteran pilot rob johnson activates the boeing 777 autopilot 20 seconds after takeoff. the autopilot follows waypoints along the flight path. it is land the plane if necessary. less than a hour into its flight mh 370 veered off the planned route. our simulator makes the same turn. nobody knows why one or both pilots decided to change course. or why the plane disappeared from civilian radar. the result of a massive electrical problem or someone switching off communication systems. other theories including a cockpit fire overtaking the
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control. russian hijakers faking satellite data. the plane shot down heading for a u.s. military base in the indian ocean. even an elaborate murder suicide plotted by one of the pilots. >> this is where the mystery starts because what happened? >> reporter: johnson suspects a midair emergency or a deliberate act in the cockpit deprecizing the cabin at high altitude. oxygen starvation could have killed everywhere on boert turning mh 370 into a ghost plane. it's happened before. this plane lost pressure the crew lost consciousness and enplane slammed into a mountain. this jet deprecized after takeoff. the plane flew without a pilot for four hours before crashing into a field. the autopilot kept those ghost planes in the air long after all aboard were dying or dead.
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>> if there's not another waypoint entered what does the autopilot do? our simulator shows how the autopilot keeps the aircraft flying south for hours. the fuel gauge drops to zero somewhere over the southern indian ocean. >> you'll get the alarm as well as the stick will shake. >> reporter: for four agonizing minutes cockpit alarms sound. the ocean creeping closer. suddenly it's over. >> all of those names started racing through my head again. wow. >> 239 people lost. >> reporter: one year later, still no trace of the plane or the people on board. only uncertainty and pain for those left behind. until mh 307's black boxes are found, nobody will know what really happened. will ripley cnn, toronto. be sure to join us for a cnn
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special report told by the correspondents who were there when the plane disappeared and who have continued to follow the search for malaysia airlines flight mh 370. watch the cnn special on sunday at 8:00 p.m. in hong kong. again, only on cnn. there were some tense moments for skiers stranded high above the slopes in italy. what left hundreds on the ski lift waiting to be rescued. everyone loves the way dark clothes make them feel... and no one wants that feeling to fade. that's why there's woolite darks. without harsh ingredients, it keeps darks vibrant for over 30 washes. so your love for dark clothes doesn't have to fade. for the love of darks.
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welcome back to our viewers in the united states and around the world. this is "cnn newsroom." i'm george howell. the headlines this hour. russian law enforcement has arrested two men suspected of involvement in the murder of boris nemtsov. that is according to the director of the federal security service who was quoted in russian state media. he also said the two suspects came from the southern region of the area. russian president vladmir putin has been informed of these arrests. isis has again destroyed cultural treasures in iraq stirring outrage across the
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world. iraqi officials said they bull dozed a northern city. the extent of the damage is not immediately clear. 50 years ago, hundreds of african-american civil rights marchers were beaten by police in selma, alabama, in what is known as bloody sundayabilityf their were demanding the right to vote when they were attacked. more than 100 members of the u.s. congress and president obama will be in selma for the anniversary of bloody sunday. there's a house in selma, alabama, that could be easily called the heart of the american civil rights movement. it was where dr. martin luther king stayed and anyone who needed a bed and bathroom. athena jones shows us that historic place. >> if these walls could talk they would tell a story of a family here in selma that has tried to give and contribute. they would also tell a story of a movement.
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>> reporter: on this street in selma, alabama, sits a house where time has stood still. >> this is the bedroom in which dr. king would entertain all of the phone calls that would come into this home from president johnson in the white house. this is the actual phone that he would use to take the calls. >> reporter: did you ever hear his end of the conversation? >> i could hear a voice. i couldn't understand. i would hear the tones and inton intinations of what i now know to be very serious homes. >> reporter: this home were depicted in the oscar nominated movie, "selma.." >> i was five years old. i remember the stories he use today read to me. >> reporter: tell me about this room. >> this is the exact room where dr. king who was still living in the home was sitting the
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night that president johnson gave his famous we shall overcome speech. this is the actual chair. this is the television. all of the furniture in this room is original. >> reporter: how many people are we talking about would be here on any one time? >> somedays 20 30 people. there were times when people had to sign up for bathroom and bathtub space. very often, people would sleep in the bathtubs. this is the room that dr. king and his staff met the morning of the selma and montgomery march. they booted up in this room and had a prayer session in this room. this was the home that sheltered the movement. it was the home that gave the people that led this movement comfort. >> reporter: athena jones, cnn, selma, alabama. >> some amazing images there. we have much more onthen bloody sunday anniversary on
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log on there to hear from a woman who was left for dead on the bridge when a sheriff said quote, let the buzzards hit them. there was a deadly shooting in mali at a nightclub that is popular for westerners. one witness says the shooters were targeting foreigners specifically caucasians. five people were killed and at least nine others were injured. one french citizen, one belgian are among the dead. france's president condemned the shooting, calltishing a cowardly attack. at least one person is dead after a bomb exploded in egypt. egyptian state media reports 11 other people were wounded in that blast which happened outside a bank. the person killed in the attack was a police sergeant. there's no word yet on who might be responsible for that bombing. taking pictures of his very
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first snowfall in his new american hometown an iraqi immigrant was shot and killed early thursday. this is according to police in dallas, texas. authoritiers authorityies are investigating that shooting that appears not to be a hate crime. the victim's family is devastated. >> reporter: the bullet holes in this truck is a somber reminder of a shooting that killed a 36-year-old the reality of his pass associate too much for his father-in-law. he says the 36-year-old left his native iraq over growing fears of terrorist attacks by isis. to finally be reunited with his wife. >> we were looking for a safe place, well-educated environment, good environment. what we got was one bullet in his heart. >> reporter: dallas police say
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he was taking pictures of the snow early this morning when shots rang out. he had only been in dallas 20 days. >> they just come from this gate and they start shooting and run. >> reporter: police haven't ruled out a bias motive yet, but don't have any evidence to support it either. >> we're on a heightened sense of awareness. >> reporter: this representative from the council of iraqi human relations. >> wrong place, wrong time. that was jeff paul with ktvt reporting. the south american association has pledged to help keep venezuela to keep products on the shelves. the delegation met with the president to create a special
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commission to strengthen distribution chains in the wake of the nation's food shortage. many people had been forced to wait in long lines to get basic needs such as milk and toilet paper. their economy is on the brink of collapse because of plunging oil prices and political instability. cnn's shasta darlington explains the current state of the country and how it got there. >> reporter: despite being one of the world's top ten oil producing nations, more than 25% of these people live below the poverty line. with the very sharp drop in oil prices the economy has been affected. we're talking about a severe economic recession. shortages in medicine and food and other basic goods. the interim president came to
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power in 2013. he was then elected president a month later in a tight race with 50.8% of the vote. he has kept his predecessors left wing ideology alive and continued investing in the social programs. with the sharp drop in oil prices he's seen some of that funding dried up and people are beginning to feel the squeeze. the first wave of oppositions began back in february 2014 when a student was sexually assaulted in a city. students took oo to the street to demand better security. that quickly spread across the country in antigovernment protests. since then dozens of people have been killed in the clash and thousands have been arrested. including the opposition leader. a second wave of protests gained momentum in the beginning of 2015 and turned violent when a 14-year-old boy was shot dead by a policemen. the president has blamed the united states for a lot of the country's economic woes and so-called imperial aggression.
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he's also accused the united states of conspiring to overthrow his government. in february he had another opposition leader the mayor of a city arrested accusing him of conspire ing with the united states to overthrow his government. the united states is still the biggest consumer and buyer of the country oil. the country has expelled a number of diplomats. venezuela is requiring all americans to have visas if they want to enter the country. the outlook for the president is a challenging one. his approval rating has plummeted to below 25%. under the constitution venezuela has to hold parliamentary elections this year. if the opposition wins that could put them in a good position to try and get the current president out of office
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in 2016. that of course if he lasts long enough. >> that was shasta darlington reporting. venezuela owes $11 million in debt payments this year. some experts see the government defaulting. a u.s. senator is facing federal corruption charges. acused of accepting lavish gifts in exchange for political favors. he says it's all a smear campaign. we'll look into the story next.
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an american missionary is now free after being captured in central nigeria nearly two weeks ago. she was taken by mass gunman in a area where boko haram ram typically does not operate. they demanded a ransom. united states officials won't comment on the release but say negotiations were involved. a spanish dolphin trainer who was slated to become the new vice president of the aquarium here in atlanta. the man disappeared on a spanish resort island. it follows the online release of two videos that showed him kicking and yelling at dolphins. the georgia aquarium put his hiring on hold. a new york city runway
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reopened on friday a day after a flight veered off the runway nearly plunging into icy waters at la guardia airport. here is cnn's dan simon with more on that accident and the questions that are being raised about runway safety. >> reporter: the images of the delta plane teetering on the edge of icy waters at new york's la guardia airport are a scary reminder at one of the hazards at the u.s.'s busiest airport. it's just the latest close call concerning safety that some of the america's oldest airperts. a plane landing in o'hare plowed through a fence and hit two cars. a six-year-old boy killed in one of those vehicles. al in march, 2000 another southwest plane, this one in california also skids off a
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runway and on to a street. the plane hitting a car just missing a gas station injuring several people. >> we crash landed. >> reporter: a year earlier in little rock arkansas an american airlines flights also overshoots the runway and slams into a wall. since 1982 there have been 23 fatalities over 300 injuries and millions of dollars in damage from overshooting runways. most of these occurring where the runways don't extend a full thousand feet the length mandated by the faa two decades ago. airports like la guardia don't have the land to make the runway runways longer. >> some airports don't have the property. they can't acquire or get the property to extend to make sure they have the extra thousand feet.
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>> the agency is now requiring airports to install a system that can almost immediately stop a plane sliding down a runway. san francisco had its installed last summer. >> it's a way from stopping the aircraft and creating as little damage to the airplane as responsible. >> reporter: it's glued in place at the end of the runway. as a plane careened into them the cubes break apart. the prediction between the cube and wheels cause the plane to stop. it's already been installed at more than 50 airports in the u.s. according to the faa, it's prevented nine accidents, including this one in charleston west virginia where this u.s. airways jet would have likely gone over a cliff. that was cnn's dan simon reporting. when she was u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton signed a department memo discouraging the use of personal e-mail accounts for official business. but now she herself is under scrutiny for the very same
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thing. clinton reportedly did not even get a state department e-mail address. relying exclusively on her personal e-mail coming from her own personal server. clinton has handed over thousands of e-mails to try to prove she did nothing wrong. it could take months before those e-mails are made public. despite pending corruption charges from the u.s. justice department a u.s. senator says he is not going anywhere. senator men endebs is accuse of accepting gifts in exchange for accepting favors from a long time friend. evan perez has more on the allegations. >> reporter: to bring corruption charges against the new jersey senator. it semz from the senator's rilsh for a friend and major donor. and whether he used his office to promote the business interest in exchange for gifts. the case centers in part around
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plane trips the senator took in 2010 to the dominican relic as a guest. after investigators began to look into the strips the senator paid $58,000 for the flights, calling it an oversight. he has long denied any wrong doings calling the investigation part of a smear campaign against him. >> i fight for the issues and for the people of our country every single day. that's who i am. and i am not going anywhere. >> reporter: on friday night he held a news conference in new jersey to respond to the allegations. evan perez, cnn, washington. this next story is kind of interesting. running into animals is a risk you take when you're out in the wild. >> don't run into our car. ouch. ouch is right. find out what happened to the couple in that car after a buffalo charges them. that's ahead. major: here's our new trainer ensure
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>> reporter: it's welcome news for spectant mothers. by the end of the year they will increase their maternity leave to 16 weeks. short term this is an investment, in the medium term we think this is really good for our business. as i said there are hidden costs to women not returning to work. >> reporter: the benefits will be rolled across the 30 countries. irexpectative of their statutory policies. >> in the u.s. and some of the india and africa parts of the world, women there will benefit most. and actually our women are thrilled that we're doing this. this makes sense for them and this makes sense for us. >> reporter: such payouts are far from standard. the world pfs biggest economy comes bottom of the list. there are no federal legal obligations to pay new mothers any maternity leave at all in the united states. other major economies also well
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below the company's new allowance. the other end of the scale, some of the nordic nations and also the baltic countries like lithuania, and finland which recently increased its maternity leave by two and a half weeks support for mothers is one of the factors a measure of the equality in the workplace. >> there has progress in the past few years. there are more women in senior management. more women on board and, you know women actually are more likely to have a degree. >> reporter: offering women more time off after birth is only part of the solution. >> in sweden they have parental leave, which means the fathers have to take leave as well as mothers. and that equals out the playing field. so men are leaving the work force as well as women. >> reporter: when it comes to
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the financial cost they said if everywhere followed their example they could save $15 billion a year. some financial news the most valuable company in the world is finally joining the dow jones industrial average the apple corporation will make its debut on march 18th. apple is replacing at&t that joined the dow in 1916. analysts believe the corporation will reach the trillion dollar level in the next few years. helping it to attain that level, nor details about the new apple watch. it is expected to be announced on monday. they were out enjoying the beauty of yellow stone national park in wyoming, when a couple got quite a jolt from a buffalo that slammed into their suv. it was all caught on video. our affiliate has the story. >> don't run into our car.
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>> reporter: ouch. this is no movie, but thankfully tom carter kept the camera rolling. they stop the car with no place to pull off. they turned on the emergency flashers then sat and wait would the 2,000 pound bison barrelling down at their nissan. >> we watched as the bison got closer and closer. don't run into our car. you can hear the audio, pretty much said what i was thinking. oh my god they're going to hit us. i don't know if there was an issue with that bison or it was distracted. >> reporter: tom told us he's been coming to yellow stone for over 40 years. he's never seen a buffalo attack a car. >> we really thought it would be an interesting video and that they would run by a full run, full gallop.
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we never anticipated they would crash into the car. >> reporter: speaking of the car it needed about $2,700 worth of repairs. >> buffalo 1 nissan zero. >> reporter: buffalo 1 nissan zero. i think in a situation like that you stay in the car. don't get out. we thank you for joining us. i'm george howell. for our viewers in the united states cnn new day is just ahead. for everyone else amthank you.
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this is cnn breaking news. we begin with breaking news. two suspects have been arrested to last weeks murder of boris. thank you for intrusting your morning to us. i am christy paul. >> and i am joe john in for victor black. good to be back. >> let's get to the breaking news. one week after a vocal critic was gunned down russ octavia media reporting that two suspects are now under arrest. >> russ octavia opposition leader