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against the odds. rescuers save a man from the rubble in kathmandu, some four days after that devastating earthquake. >> some clashes, curfew eventually takes hold in baltimore. >> also, coming up. execution fallout. australia reacts angrily after a pair of its citizens are put to death by firing squad in indonesia. hell hello, welcome to viewers in the
u.s. and around the world. i'm errol barnett. and this is "cnn newsroom." ♪ ♪ we begin this hour in nepal where the country is in the middle of a three day period of national mourning. the prime minister says his country is overwhelmed by saturday's earthquake. he is thanking everyone for their help but says nepal need more. rain is in the forecast for the next few days as rescue operations are still a top priority for the government. we can show you new drone video which reveals the extent of devastation there in the capital, kathmandu. authorities say entire villages are in ruins outside of the city. and the death toll has climbed in this past hour to more than 5,000. for more on what is happening at this moment, let's bring in orin lieberman joins us live from kathmandu. orin, we are waiting to know what has taken place in more
remote areas, initial reports, some communities were wiped out. what's some of the new information we know today? >> remote areas are the hardest to get information from. and they're making their way to the areas. some suffered devastation beyond what kathmandu suffered. they're small villages. that makes it difficult to withstood the power of the earthquake. many are in ruins. get sag pla getting sa mriz upplies to them difficult because of the terrain and infrastructure here. we have seen that at the airport which isn't cape bum of handling the aid coming in in one shot. continues to be a problem. we are here in the park. in kathmandu. how much work there is to do here. the green tents. they're military tents. and these people have no where
to go. they have nothing to do right now. there is little hope at this moment of rebuilding. way wait for food, water, supplies, and medical help. slowly coming in. but slowly. a challenge. and we have seen it. a group traveling around. and everybody waits for more answers i will tell you this morning. we were out in the streets. looking around. the city is beginning to return to some sort of normalcy. and beginning to see life. cars are out there. motorbikes are out there. shops are opening up. people are selling on the streets. a good sign. 24, 48 hours ago. the streets were deserted. markets were closed. there was nobody out. destruction looked almost complete in the areas of the city. people have begun to move on the resoup what might be a there mall life from now on as people try to start rebuilding the life. this morning in a home for surrogate mothers.
mothers who came in from india to give birth. they have to worry about their family in india as well as families that have come from overseas. very difficult situation for them as they try to keep families from overseas. their families. other families posted on how it's doing. the lack of infrastructure in kathmandu. errol, very slow. aid keeps coming in. people, tourists. visitors trying to get out. nothing simple in kathmandu. and the city is beginning to push forward. the slowness of delivery is something the people around you are well aware of. we do see tents. this is how most are living in kathmandu. afraid to go back into build gdz if they're lucky enough to have one to go into. i understand there have been sporadic rain storms. recent landslide which has
taken, or at least hundred missing in one area. howing orring or nighed is the area you are in now. i imagine if people were able to get up and walk. and their wits about them. they want to get back to a since of normalcy so they can provide for themselves rather than continue to wait for aid. >> errol, slowly getting better. the situation. trying to resume a there mall life. as you can see, incredibly difficult. people here have no place to go. man of them. even if their house is standing. may have cracks. they don't trust the foundation of the house. having seen other buildings that have fallen down. and their own homes. they stay on the streets. threat of rain. serious concern here. the floor is, ground is pure mud. one big thunderstorm. this will be a swamp in the middle of kathmandu. this is not only here. all tent cities across the city. many of the regions trying to, trying to move on.
threat of rain making that difficult. of course at markets have opened. not enough of them. many people don't have money or means to purr chus and resume a there mall life. major concern. mentioned earlier at the airport. one of the challenges. very small airport. aid from all over the world. errol, a lot of work here to do. >> just past, after midday in kathmandu. oren lieberman speaking live from one of the many tent cities in the capital where people are waiting for aid. let's cross over to our correspondent in kathmandu. we understand at a military air base. and you are, you can show us exactly where the aid is. and where will the resources are as they aim to reach those who need it. what have you seen today? >> that e rig's right, errol. the nerve center of all the operations.
over here, a group getting ready to go to the epicenter of the quake. you really get a sense how international this operation is. you have got, you know, the chinese here. you have the indian medical doctors. pakistani ambulances. you have the americans, the french. everyone, seems like a mess. all sort of coordinated at the same time. they have all had their own duties. we have been here for the past, four, five hours. we have seen every 20 minutes a chopper arriving. but at least, six, seven, the injured. and the past three days. and completely buried. some of them, just, just, just, with wooden beams. that have fallen on top of their head. some had broken limbs. we saw a 2-year-old baby with a fractured leg. so, this is where it is all happening. and really going all out.
the they deployed almost all 95,000 troops. they said simply not enough. resources ash not enough. and one helicopter. on the first day. 168 sortees. sorry, 68 sortees. saving 400 people. the resources are not, not enough, each though they're putting everything into this, errol. >> also, when you -- consider that the u.n., there are more than a million children who need desperate food assistance. 8 million people in total in the region have been impacted. the needs are so great. and what have you been able to assess. and talked about the conditions in the rural areas. and what do we know about what is happening outside of
kathmandu? >> errol, the government, the army, they dent really have a complete sense, complete picture of how bad awful this is. and went on a sortee. and once you cross the mountains, kathmandu. and why all of this is so difficult. the terrain is so inaccessible. many of the homes are built so high up. they're spread out. and there are so many landslides. blocking the road that lead to kathmandu. you get a sense of why this is so difficult. many have been stranded. and they can't get to the land with the helicopters. long-range patrol troops. some of them actually, six, seven day trips. going village to village. extending information on the radio what the situation is
there. and of course, bringing back the injured. errol? >> we have to remember that for the, for the 95,000 i think you said, the nepalese forces victims themselves coming from areas impacted by this. very difficult situation for so many. but, live for us, as she said the nerve center of all of the military and aid efforts under way right now. now if you've would look to help victims of nepal's earthquake. head to our web site. we have a special section for aid organizations. they are vetted. already doing work on the ground. find out more information on them and ways that you can help at cnn.com/impact. now let's get you the latest information out of baltimore, maryland. where a city wide curfew is in effect. police have arrested at least ten people since this began. roughly, five hours ago. some 2,000 national guard members and more than 1,000 police remain on the sfrets tre they maintain police.
officers deployed, pepper bullets. and smoke canisters to disperse the crowd. some were seen throwing objects back at police. fortunately no major clashes. >> getting reports from the organization that we do not have a lot of activity or movement throughout the city as a hole. the curfew is in fact working. as the may your had called. >> of and this all follows violent protests, and rioting from monday night which came after the funeral for freddie gray. the african-american man who died of a spinal cord injury. jason carol was there as police enforced tonight's curfew. >> this interaction where we saw so much unrest earlier tonight is finally quiet. this is the intersection of pennsylvania avenue and north. you can steep that police line now gone.
you can see that police line now gone. a few armored vehicles there. of on pennsylvania. but for the most part. things are quiet. the demonstrators have cleared out law enforcement cleared out as well. leaving a presence here. not what we saw earlier tonight when police clashed with a small number of demonstrators who defied the curfew. they threw plastic bottles. glass bottles at police as well. police responded with, with, using some things like this. weapons such as this. it is a rubber baton. they also used pepper balls as well. to, to help disperse the crowd. and also helping, community leaders stood out here in a line. between themselves and police. they encouraged people, all throughout the night, on bull horns. to go home. to, to, obey the curfew. unfortunately, just a small
number of people did not listen. and in fact, at one point we saw, two cars pull up the street here. as police were lined up. speeding up this way. and then turning around. and speeding in the other direction. basically trying to taunt police. police who were out here tonight were very measured. in terms of their response. they were able to get people finally to disperse and go home. i spoke to one community leader out here, a reverend pamela coleman. one of those out here on the bull horn, yelling throughout the night. even earlier on in the day. warning people to obey the curfew. encouraging people to go home. i asked here how things went today. she said, at least it was a betdbetd -- better day today than yesterday. reporting from baltimore. jason carol. >> in ferguson, missouri, violence erupted an at least two people there were shot. [ gunfire ]
[ screaming ] >> one of the incidents st. louis city alderman, that a victim in the crowd was shot in the neck. he captured the video of people running after the gunshots rang out. in the other incident, police aren't sure if this shooting is linked to the protests, victims are believed to have been shot by someone in the crowd and not by police. >> meantime, in los angeles, crowd disrupted traffic outside the staples center tuesday as they marched in support of freddie gray. and hundred gathered outside police headquarters in the city's sut sicitsi city's south side. >> there is unprecedented sport fallout from the unrest. due to safety concerns over the trouble in the city. today's gym between the baltimore orioles and chicago white sox will be closed to the public.
so everyone will play, the umpire, the coach, the referee, the umpire, the players, the crowds, the stands will be empty. major league base ball source says the league isn't aware of any prior games played in empty stadiums. orioles announced this weekend's home games moved to tropicana field in florida. despite repeated pleas for clemency around the world. indonesia carried out several executions by firing squad. we'll bring you reactions to this and a live report next. >> one of the prisoners in in mein -- indonesia was spared. a closer look at her case and why her execution was called off. stay with us. leaving behind millions of germs. complete the job with listerine®. kill up to 99 percent of germs. and prevent plaque, early gum disease and bad breath. complete the job with listerine®.
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hundreds of nigerian women and girl are now free from captivity. the army rescued them during raid on three boko haram terror camps. the girls abducted last year are still missing. our correspondent joins us now from johannesburg, south africa with details. despite these not being the girls from last year, diana,
this is still a great success. how did the nigerian military pull it off? >> well, errol they were raiding the sambisa forest which they're calling boko haram's last stronghold and where they have holed them self up for most of their campaigns. last week wednesday they tried to go in. but were forced into retreat because boko haram mined the forest. monday they went back in and said they stumbled upon these girls as they were raiding these three terror camps. 200 girls. 93 women they say. and they have now taken them and -- they are screening them, profiling them, presumably to find out first of all who they are, where they call from, where they were taken. and secondly, to gain intelligence from them. as to where boko haram is situations in the large area, the sambisa forest as they continue their sortee through
the area, hoping to find more kidnapped women, children, boys. because remember kidnapping is boko haram's currency. they have as a policy, gone kidnapping young girls, boys, women, hundreds if not thousand of terror groups which the girls from last year of course are a part of. there are so many more who are in captivity. it is a relief of course for their parents though they're nameness, no hash tag. these girls are now free. and hopefully more will be. a major success though there are many kept hostage under boko haram, errol? >> when you look at geography, had to work with allies, fighting boko haram. how much coordination has there been with other military forces. we see that chad, cameroon, sit
right next door to the hot zone of boko harom territory. >> they do. and boko harom operates across the borders. resident in the countries along the areas. niger lost 48 troops last saturday in an attack on an island in lake chad. more than 100 militants were killed. 48 chadian soldiers. there are troop losses on all side. as far as their coordination goes. this is now a multinational joint task force with an au mandate. effectively, they share logistical support and that they tell each other where they're going to launch operations. but as far as we know from from top nigerian security officials that's where it ends. they launch their independent raids. they don't share in tell jeps.
they don't share assets. over the last few months they have made head way against them. it is on the back foot. it is still strong. as the the raid on the island, in lake chad, that it shows, errol. >> makes the point. it is valuable to get nigerian forces on the ground in boko haram territory. there were reports, afraid of the violent tactics of boko haram. this is possible. stumble upon hundred of women and girls, able to rescue them. diana, live, from johannesburg, south africa this morning. thank you. now despite pleas, international pleas for clemency, indonesia executed eight drug convicts by firing squad on tuesday. their body were taken from the prison island, among the eight were two australians. the leaders of the so-called bali nine drug ring.
australia made the rare move withdrawing its ambassador to indonesia for consultations. joining us with more reaction, manisha tank in hong kong. manisha, despite its efforts, they could not save the lives of two citizens? >> yes, the efforts, errol, were going on. there were emotional plea from the families of the two men. andrew chan. and the australian prime minister in his comments said the men had been rehabilitated. one of the supports for the death pen sense not to be people know that andrew chad had become a mass tore. he was leading prayer meetings after all the years in jail. and he had become an artist. paintings. leading art lessons. yes, condemnation around the world in relation to the case from brazilians.
also a brazilian executed. apparently suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. raising the issue that he wasn't, humanitarian ground he should be granted clemenlemency. a lot of reaction and from the indonesians. very much in the spotlight over this issue. pressing them over the death penalty issue. talking about the death penalty. in the cases of heinous crimes. didn't consider drug smuggling one of them. all convicts up for drug smuggling charges. the foreign minister speaking to reporters, cnn pointing out australia is an important partner of indonesia. and he feels that for australia, indonesia is also very important partner. it is worth noting that though the ambassador, australian
ambassador has been reported, it is for consultations. the door is left oech in to those, damaged relations to be reconstructed. we have to point out this was not scenario that played out. >> and the president made the point that those who attempt to drug, smuggle drugs to his country will not be tolerated despite the efforts of governments to get their nationals out. that message certainly sent this week. manisha tank live in hong kong. >> one of the prisoners scheduled to die was spared. a domestic worker from the philippines. she claimed an employment recruiter planted drugs in her luggage before she was aelserre. the recruiter, turned herself into police without admitting guilt. a race against time to rescue survivors from saturday's devastating earthquake in nepal. and dr. sanjay gupta visited a
welcome back to our viewers here in the u.s. and around the world. this is "cnn newsroom" your last half-hour of the day with me, errol barnett. check our top stories for you right now. police in baltimore, maryland have arrested at least ten people since the city wide overnight curfew began. more than five hours ago. the curfew follows violent protests and rioting monday night after the funeral for freddie gray, the
african-american man who died of a spinal cord injury a week after being arrested by police. nepal's prime minister pledged three days of national mourning for victims of the earthquake. hindu families are holding cremation ceremonies throughout the capital of kathmandu. more than 5,000 people were killed in the quake. authorities say that number will likely rise again. >> for survivors of the earthquake each second counts especially for those trapped beneath the rubble. every men out could mean the difference between life and death. dr. sanjay gupta visited a kathmandu hospital where hundred have been treated and saved over the last few days. rancher >> reporter: in trauma there is something known aas the golden hour. in disaster zones here in nepal all about the first 272 hours. being trapped in the rubble longer than that with little
water or oxygen is more than most body can handle. it is exactly what drives these rescue workers. over the last three days, this hospital alone has taken car of 617 patients. and saved 584 of them. but those golden 72 hoursi comi. what makes matters worse, the rain. >> the rain has arrived. worst case scenario. worried this would happen. in the middle of the field. they created a field hospital. an army field hospital. doing whatever they can to take care of people injured in the earthquake. kind of remarkable to see what they have been able to do. i'll give you a quick little peek here. come on. couple pieces of tape on the ceiling. still threatens to bubble over with water. concrete floors. intermitent power. they're trying everything here to save their own.
22-year-old john casey praise it ail all be enough. he is a singer. he was practicing when the world exploded all around him. his right leg was pinned for 60 hours. his mother could barely speak to us. she was all but certainly had died. after a three-hour operation. the doctors are confident that his rescue within those critical 72 hours will pay off. just a quick look back. and you will find stories of people defying the odds. eight days after a massive 7.0 earthquake shook haiti to its core in 2010, a 5-year-old boy pulled from the rubble, dehydrated unhurt. nine days after a 9.0 earthquake rocked japan, a 16-year-old boy and 80-year-old grandmother were rescued. here in nepal. just when it seemed the rescue would be stalled by weather. a burst of clear sky and sudden sound of a helicopter.
>> we are officially more than three days out. more than 272 hours. the earthquake, there are rescue missions under way. you can see -- the army, taking the stretchers. going to the helicopter right now they have no idea what sort of patients are on the helicopter how serious their injuries. this is what they have to do. to get the care to the patients in those most remote areas. >> reporter: so many patients, so much pain, trapped for days on end. but also, proving the power of the human spirit and the will to live. dr. sanjay gupta, cnn, kathmandu, nepal. >> all climbers stranded on mt. everest after the earthquake have been air lifted to safety. helicopter pilots took advantage of clear weather as you see here to pick up the climbers and guide. two at a time from the camps on the mountain. then bring them done to the base camp. the quake caused a massive avalanche which killed 17
people. th their body will arrive in kathmandu later today. >> back in kathmandu, heavy rain slowed recovery efforts tuesday. meteorologist ivan cabrera is tracking all of that and can join us now with the forecast ahead. what does it look like? >> big storm yesterday. we're kfcovering this, rolled through, behind me here. widening the shot. pushing to the east. back side. leftover showers. and developing south of the valley. hillside. southern here. as far as orginto issed steady, heavy rainfall. as far as the organized steady heavy rainfall. we're in good shape. 44 millimeters, fell in a short amount of time. we had concern of flooding out there. the airport picking up 3 millimeters. this its what transpired. people frying trying to take sh from the rain, errol, in some
cases all we have got. cardboard. tarp. remote villages here outside of kathmandu. things are a little better organized. they have a bit more shelter to get away from the elements. which by the way don't really come in earnest until we get into the monsoon. not to say it doesn't rain. obviously it does. each and every monthable. we really ramp things up as the monsoon kicks in. may, june, and that continues through summer. and into, the early part of the fall. hopefully things will get a lot better, organized as far as getting people into proper shelter before the heavy rains come in. forecast radar, next few days. get drier here. excellent news. a pattern break. that is going to be fantastic. a lot of clear, blue sky out there they will need it over the next few days. forecast then as we take you into the temperatures. overnight lows, chilly as well. if you didn't have proper
shelter, a problem. it continues. really nothing unusual. low teens what we get this time of year. you see the drying trend we head through the weekend. belter news ahead. the weather side of things here. >> slowly, see the tents, get in. get access. more is needed. everybody need every kind of improvement they can get at this time. ivan, thank you very much. >> historic arguments are taking place in the u.s. capitol. still to come for you on cnn. the u.s. supreme court tackles the hot button issue of same-sex marriage. he is the last man to beat. boxer floyd nmayweather. we are going to meet him after this. so if ydead battery,t tire, need a tow or lock your keys in the car,
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alliance that does so much not just for our two countries but for peace and prosperity in the world, may it endure for all seasons, and all time. cheers. khampai. >> with that, u.s. president barack obama toasts japanese prime minister shinzo abe at an elaborate state dinner at the white house tuesday night. mr. abe's visit to reinforce ties between tokyo and washington especially as china gains more prominence on the world stage. mr. abe will make history later today. will be the first japanese prime minister ever to address a joint meeting of the u.s. congress. >> let's return to baltimore, maryland now, as tensions engulf the city. the mayor is facing a backlash for her response or lack of it. cnn's ryan young has details. >> reporter: baltimore's mayor is under fire as peaceful protests turn into violent
riots. >> this is one of our darkest days as a city. >> reporter: governor larry hogan making it clear he feels the mayor, steffi rollins-blake acted much too slowly. >> the violence started at 3:00 yesterday afternoon. finally i believe around 6:00, the mayor said, requested us to bring in the national guard. we already had called up and, the national guard had been put on alert. they were ready to act. >> you could do nothing? >> we did quite a bit. we waited until the may your asked for us to come in. we didn't think is was appropriate. without the request. >> reporter: the governor doubling down on a charge he raised the night before suggesting he wasn't to blame. >> when mayor called me, which quite frankly we were, glad she finally did, instantly, we signed the executive order. we were trying to get in touch
with the mayor quite tsome time. >> the mayor won praise how her force responded during a week of mostly demonstrations. over the weekend. a misstep in her carefully crafted messages. >> it is a very delicate balancing act, while we try to make sure that they were protected from the cars and the other, thing that were going on we also, did those who dished to destroy, space to do that as well. >> reporter: that meant she was willing to accept a level of violence on the street. she turned the tables blaming the media. >> i did not say we were accepting of it. i just said that we were explaining how property damage can happen during a peaceful protest. very unfortunate that members of your decided to mischaracterize my word. >> governor deploying, troops on the street.
far ki yesterday when looters seemed to run three. where were the police. that night when the two appeared together speaking to don lemon. >> how are you going to enforce the curfew tomorrow when kids are out of school. >> reporter: one thing they seemed to agree on. both were running out of answers. >> ryan young reporting there. the u.s. supreme court is taking up the controversialer to of same-sex marriage. a landmark case that could impact thousand of people across the country. emily schmidt reports from washington. >> reporter: when it comes to deciding whether same-sex marriage should be in the hands of the courts or state lawmakers division outside the supreme court is all about predicting division inside the court. >> we really feel it will go in our favor. >> we think it is important. >> court watchers listen for indications from justice john roberts and anthony kennedy widely seen as the deciding votes.
>> when you say join in the institution, the argument on the other side is they're seeking to redefine the institution. >> this definition has been with us for millenia. it's difficult for the court to say, we know better. >> reporter: both asked tough questions of both sides making it difficult to predict their votes. other justices seemed predict able in their questions. >> there is one group of people they won't open marriage to so they have no possibility to participate in the fundamental liberty. that is people of the same sex who wish to marry. so we ask why? >> justices also considered the question of whether same-sex marriage legally performed in one state must be honored in every other state. >> we don't feel like we should have to leave our state, just so that we can get the same treatment that other couples get, in other parts of the country. there is the issue. >> our thanks to emily schmidt for that report.
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in sports news -- floyd mayweather and manny pacquiao have arrived in vegas ahead of this weekend's fight of the century. they're set to square off saturday night at the mgm grand. mayweather and his team showed up in elaborate fashion as you see here on tuesday. meanwhile, pacquiao was a bit more low key showing up in a t-shirt based on the flaufg his home country the philippines. now the last man to beat floyd mayweather in a boxing ring did it in 1996 when mayweather was a member of the u.s. olympic team competing in atlanta. alex thomas traveled to bulgaria to meet him. ♪
>> reporter: that was outside the capital city. this town isn't renowned for anything particular, it's not a center for sporting excellence, but it is home to the last man to beat floyd mayweather in a boxing ring. heading into the 1996 atlanta olympics, totarov was at his peak as a boxer, confident, talented, experienced. he faced a teenage american in the featherweight semifinals. >> reporter: todorov won by a
point and said he watches the fight all most every day. between the semifinal and the final he turned down a lucrative offer to turn professional because he was certain he would win gold. he never did. >> reporter: instead the promoters signed mayweather and he has become one of the richest athletes on the planet. some reports say he will earn $180 million from fighting manny pacquiao. ♪ you know we just want the
money ♪ >> reporter: todorov lives on state benefits of less than $500 a month. todorov is not envious of mayweather and proudly showed me some of his trophies from a glittering amateur career although the biggest memento is missing. what about your olympic medal? ♪ ♪ >> reporter: at the local boxing gym, his demeanor changes. his eyes sparkle when he moves like the champion boxer he once was. ♪ his future looks brighter with a job offer on the card. and to his son he is still a hero.
>> really incredible story there. wealth and money isn't what, money, isn't necessarily what makes you wealthy. mr. todorov still rolling with the punches. the fight between pacquiao/mayweather is this weekend. thank you for watching everyone, i'm errol barnett. early start is next. for those of you in the states. for everyone else another edition of "cnn newsroom." have a great day.
♪ happening now -- calm in the streets of baltimore. a curfew in effect for one more hour, following a mostly peaceful night of protests. police using smoke canisters and pepper bullets to keep crowds in line. a striking difference from monday's violence. good morning, welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> and i'm john berman, live in baltimore. it's wednesday, april 29th. the 4:00 a.m. in east. breaking overnight, curfew is still in place here in