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investigators say this derailed train was going twice the speed limit when it want off the tracks. >> dozens are dead in the philippines after a factory packed with workers catches fire. >> as the death toll rises in nepal, survivors of the earthquake say they're too afraid to go back to their homes. >> hello, welcome to viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm rosemary church. >> i'm john vause. great to have you with us. this is "cnn newsroom."
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we begin with the investigation into the deadly amtrak derailment in philadelphia which left seven people dead. the ntsb says the train was going over twice the speed limit when it went off the tracks late tuesday. that's the scene right now. 3:00 in the morning eastern time in philadelphia. >> investigators say they are in the process of getting a search warrant for the engineer's phone records. to see if he was distracted at the team thauf crash. 32-year-old brandon bostian told police he couldn't recall how fast the train was going when it crashed. samuel burke has more. >> reporter: the investigation is still taking place at the crash site just behind me and we are learning more details about the 32-year-old engineer of the train that derailed going 106 miles an hour. yesterday the engineer said he couldn't recall how fast the train was going according to a source.
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today, he isn't saying anything at all. federal investigators hope this man, brandon bostian may know why an amtrak train jumped the tracks causing a deadly crash. >> probably a few second. felt look a long time. you could hear look pounding. i remember, when i was pounding in the back of my head. maybe this is -- i mean, in the moment that like became to rest. it was like i am alive. >> it appears speed is a factor. preliminary data show the train was traveling more than 100 miles an hour as it approached a turn just before it dederailed. double the speed limit. the engineer tried to make up time bah the train left the station late. the mayor says he puts the blame on bostian. >> you do not do reckless things, endanger passengers by trying to make up time. i'm sure the seven people who hatch lost their lives we have confirmed. i'm sure they would not have minded, being another. 20, 25, 30 minutes late as owe
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pezzed to dying unnecessarily in a train wreck. >> reporter: as the the investigation into the crash continues, friend and family of the victims remember those who will never be seen again. like the 20-year-old naval midshipman simply on his way hope. >> this tragedy has shocked us aall in the worst way. we wish to spend this time grieving with our close family and friend. >> reporter: you hear the may your's criticisms of the engineer's actions. after he said that an ntsb spokesman said the may your's word were inflammatory. what we know about the engineer he has nearly a decade of experience with amtrak. samuel burke, cnn, philadelphia. >> so the question everyone is asking here, how did this train ride that us was routine for so many people end violently. >> tom foreman looks at how the train's speed play a role in the crash. >> there is a roone investigators knew to look at excessive speed from the
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beginning. it started with things like this. surveillance video. if you look at the train, rushing by, up there, you know the length of the locomotive. pick a fixed point. cal cue lay the speed of the train. that told us right away it was going much faster than it should have been going 200 yard short of the crash site. so, why does that matter? in the big equation. bring in a model of the train and talk. a locomotive xiz tremly heavy. 97 metric tons. pushing up toward a quarter million pound. if it is traveling at 50 miles an hour as it should be. all of the physics here will cause some outward force towards the outside of that curve, not a tremendous amount. push it up to 100 miles an hour or more. that force becomes much greater. now, center of gravity is low enough. heavy enough up here. it will stay on the tracks. not so much the case back there. center of gravity, weight di
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tris bugs is different. that's why some passengers felt as if the car started fleeing off the tracks. we know that can happen. because we saw it happen in spain when this train crash occurred. supposed to be going 50 miles an hour. instead going over 100. watch how it slings the passenger cars off behind it. they pull the locomotive off behind them. this is why investigators knew to look at excessive speed. it is something that they have seen before. >> the investigation into what caused the derealliment, just getting under way. already speed has emerged as the main jr. focus. for more, the national transportation safety board, cnn analyst joins us from washington. is it normal for the engineer to refuse to give a statement. lawyer up and clam up if you've like? >> no, unusual. it is not unheard of. but clearly with the evidence from the event recorder that showed him entering the turn at,
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over 105 miles an hour. there are only a few explanations. >> if we take out the human factor. what else could cause the train to be traveling at twice the speed limb it? >> the human factor is, is the central point here. you could have had a stuck throttle. that would have shown uppen the event recorder. it was not discussed by the ntsb. there simply is no other explanation other than, other than hey human factor issue. >> is there a safety margin for these trains? can they travel above that 50 miles an hour limit and do this, do they know they can exceed the limit to a certain amount. >> of course there is. there is always a, a safety margin. and he probably could have
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cleared that, that, turn, going 70, 75 miles an hour. but-- the reason that, that speed limit is put in place. is because the-- the engineers know which trains are, are -- using that track. they know what is safe. that it was going twice as fast over twice as fast was simply unacceptab unacceptable. >> there is a lot of talk if positive train control had been in operation here, this crash may not have happened. but even without that safety system in place. wouldn't there have been warnings on the train that, alarms ringing. it was traveling to fast? >> there wouldn't have been an internal alarm on that. but, what's clear is -- is, is you're hiring an engineer to pay attention to his job. he is taking responsibility for, you know, hundreds of
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passengers. each day. we expect him to pay attention. had positive control been in place. it is in place over the northeast corridor. it is not in place at that section. i can understand why. that they wasn't there. should have underscored they should have paid close attention. >> the crash site. details surrounding this. how long will the investigation take. how long before there is an official report? >> the ntsb will issue a preliminary report, some time in the next three, four days. it will take one year. it may involve a public hearing as well. >> peter, good to speak with you. thank you. some good insight there. >> survivors of the amtrak crash
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are telling their stories of horror and survival. a number of them spoke with cnn about their experience tuesday night. >> for me, it was a very sudden incident. it started off with a little bit of shaking. i was sort of minding my own business. in my own world. listening to my ipod. >> you didn't hear anything, you were listening to music. >> i heard reports people heard things, buckling sound. saw how father train was going ichlgt was dazed off. listening to my music that sort of thing. all of a sudden felt a shake. saw the computer float. i was on the other side it was black. >> that quick. to me it was that quick. >> it was very scary. but you know, i, i think i started to panic a little bit. but my son just kept calling my name. and he found me. he got me out. and made sure that i got out of the train. and then, i could focus better. and to see if i could help others as well.
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>> that's when you want to help others, what was the scene like for you? >> i mean ---people were everywhere. there was suitcases everywhere. suitcases falling on top of people. the chairs actually dislodged some of the chairs had fallen on people. people bleeding from their faces. broken bones. broken legs. broken arms. anything you can really imagine, that's, that's what happened. >> at first the train flipped completely over. so we all ran towards the doors. the train filled with gas. there were people yelling we were on a bridge. obviously there was a huge state of panic that we were going to fall into some water. everyone was sprinting towards the door. some one managed to force the door open a little. a lot of us left through the window. >> uh-huh. left through the window. what happened when you got tout through that window?
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>> we were told. everyone was screaming that another train might come along. we were told to run as far as you could away from the train. we had to run through some woods. and i was on the phone with 911 running through the woods. and we all -- el, a lot of the mem people in my car, last car, made it over the second set of train tracks into the area where i could call 911. everyone was just helping each other. the less wounded were helping more severely wounded. we were trying to describe our location to the dispatcher so they could got to us as soon as possible. >> officials confirmed the death toll at seven. we a little bit about five of though who did not survive. jim gaines, father of two. video software architect for associated press. heading home to new jersey after business meetings in washington. >> abid gilani, wells fargo executive worked previously for marriott.
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in washington for a funeral. >> dr. derek griffith, the dean of stuf dent affairs for city university of new york. medgar evers college. earned his doctorate in >> rachel jacobs, ceo, small tech company. survived by her husband and 2-year-old son. 20-year-old justin zemser, u.s. naval academy, maryland. wearing his uniform on the train headed home to queens in new york. >> for more information on how you can help families of the victims, just go to our website, cnn.com/impact. take a short break here on "cnn newsroom." much more when we come back.
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>> there was a split second where to me it felt like the car was lifting off the ground. it was lifting off the rail. there was a, we were going through a curve.
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and whatever speed it was going at, pushed it out. pushed it up. and -- we just flew, almost felt like flying. it wasn't the right kind of flying. >> just one of the many stories from the passengers who survived this rail crash. investigators even at this hour appear to be on the scene. you can see this is the live image there. investigators continue to focus on speed in the crash. left seven dead. injured more than 200. traveling at twice the speed limit. 50 miles. 80 kilometers. rounded a bend and jumped the rails. >> the engineer, brandon bostian, hit the brakes moments before the crash. police are in the process of getting a search warrant for his phone record to determine whether or not he was distracted at the time of the crash. >> all right. we do want to turn now to other
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stories we are following. jurzs or have begun deliberating the fate of dzhokhar tsaranev. >> in closing arguments, the prosecution told jurors, tsaranev deserved the death penalty. the defense says he shows remorse and his life should be spared. tsaranev convicted of 30 counts. if he gets life in prison. tsaranev would go to a super max prison in colorado. the most secure penitentiary in the united states. to the philippines now, dozens of people are dead after a fire at a footwear factory in the capital of manila. at least 72 people were killed in the blaze. and spoke to a reporter from our affiliate, cnn philippines about what may have caused the fire. >> one possible cause, that investigators are looking into, is possible spark on the ground floor of the factory. that sparked by chemicals used in producing slippers.
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>> retrieval operations under way. only five survivors have been found. flags at city hall have been lowered to half staff in honor of the victims and an investigation is under way. >> up to two earthquakes within weeks. an urgent need for aid in nepal. the death toll in nepal, india, china, from the quake has rizse to 125 people. >> u.s. searchers found no sign of an american military helicopter disappeared on tuesday while delivering aid. here's will ripley with more. >> reporter: the end of a full day of searching and no seen of the missing marines. army outpost. center of the search-and-rescue effort. for the missing helicopter and many people still trapped in the mountains. >> one by one, military helicopters carry survivors from the earth quake ravaged him lay yeah. the government hoped by now to focus on relief.
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but is occupied from urgent rescues from the second massive earthquake in natal in two weeks. >> ooh have never seen this kind of devastation in my lifetime. >> reporter: many have nothing left but each other. >> we were hearing in some places, most of the houses have collapsed. [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: most of the military's 96,000 troops are responding to the earthquake. joining soldiers and relief workers from around the world. each helicopter bringsz in another load of injured people. they all come to this triage center for first aid. there are so many people who need help right now. many of them are still in the mountains waiting to be rescued. the 7.3 quake, triggered landslides. toppled buildings and forced many outside. too scared to sleep therein homes. >> you are afraid your home will
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collapse. because of cracks in the walls. >> yes. >> must be an awful feeling? >> yes. >> my grandma she cannot run when the, earthquake starts. so we are scared. we don't want to go home right now. >> reporter: two families share one tent. make shift shelters keep them dry for now. are you afraid of when the monsoon rains come? >> yeah, yeah. we don't know if it is waterproof or not. the rain, rain from the side. it may get wet. so, yeah, everyone here is scared of the rainfall. >> fear doesn't stop the people of nepal from doing what they can to keep some semblance of a there mall life despite all they lost. they still have hope. humanitarian aid is slowly trickling into the hardest hit areas. the helicopters are being loaded with supplies. each shipment is flown to the himalayas to place where people are in need of food. water, medicine.
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there are still man who will have to go another night without the supplies they need to recover from this earthquake. will ripley, cnn, kathmandu, nepal. joined now by cnn international correspondent, she is in new delhi, from nepal. knows what is happening on the ground there. we saw in the report, will talking to those people who were living in these temporary homes, tents. and at some point, i mean they're going to have to move on and go back to their homes. the problem is -- some of them nay very well collapse. their homes have suffered in some way have damages. some sort of cracks in them. a lot of the people as we saw in the package there. they have basically turned their tents into temporary homes.
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bringing in their tools, supplies they need to wait out the uncertainty. when i talked to people back home. they're talking psychological draw map. the fact that everything seems look it is moving when there is no earthquake. they're absolutely terrified. they just don't know wlen they will move back into their homes. and the main problem here, rosemary. this is a set back. back into the search-and-rescue phase. and just yesterday saying focusing on search-and-rescue. all the aid gone out to villagers. that is fine. no more aid will be going out there at the moment. bah the focus is very much on search-and-rescue. now kathmandu don't expect to pull out any survivors. they don't think any one is buried alive any rubble in kathmandu. in the villages, the worst affected after the second earthquake, they believe there
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could be quite a number of people buried underneath homes. they haven't been able to get there because of continuous landslides. a lot of the main road blocked all. including main highway to china. only way to get there is by helicopter. a lot of the helicopters have been occupied with the search of the u.s. missing helicopter as well. so a very dire situation in the villages. we spoke to one person living near the epicenter. he was saying that he sees all these choppers hovering above him. five off to six. no one has been able to land and bring him aid he need. rosemary. >> all right, sumnima udas. thank you. >> there are reports of heavy fighting between rival troops in burnudi. the government denies it is under threat, calling reports of of a kuch a joke. there are also reports the president's loyalists have attacked independent radio and
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tv stations. investigators still have more questions than answers in that deadly amtrak derailment. we will tell you what they know so far. when our breaking news coverage continues. that's next.
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welcome back. you are watching "cnn newsroom." i'm rosemary church. >> i'm john vause. our top story this half-hour. the early indications are an amtrak passenger train was moving too fast when it want off the track tuesday night. in philadelphia, killing seven people. >> what they don't know yet is whether it was human error or
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maybe a mechanical problem. cnn's jason carol reports from philadelphia. >> reporter: the mangled wreckage of amtrak train, 188, strewn on the tracks, event data recorder recovered from the train's first car revealed the tran was traveling at least twice as fast as it should have been. 106 miles per hour as it entered the corner where it derailed late tuesday. just moments before the derailment, the train was placed into engineer induced braking and this means that the engineer applied full emergency, full emergency brake application. the train was traveling at approximately 106 miles per hour. three seconds later when the data to the recorders terminated, the train speed was 102 miles per hour. >> the train scheduled to leave philadelphia's union station at 9:10 tuesday night, derailed
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about 10 minutes later at 9:21. passengers say it felt like the train was going too fast as it headed into a left hand turn and then chaos. >> they were thrown out of their seats. one girl slammed into, you know one of the seats, and there were a lot of fractures, you know, arms, shoulders, all kind of fractu fractures. >> i could see the blood on people's faces. they can't move. their knees were out. and so, i just tried to do my best and help people get out of that car. it was smoking. >> surveillance video shows a flash the moment of the crash. mary rowe lives near the site and is neshlly thought the bright light was lightning. >> my entire room lit up. it was that bright. took the dog and myself and got out of the house. >> many question as but the train's speed as the it headed into the curve. an area called the frankfurt junction. >> locals call the frankfu
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junction, a notorious curve on the rails. at least seven people killed in the crash iluding u.s. naval academy midshipman, justin zemser, and jim gaines, a software architect. he was 48. hospitals treated 200 people. many hurt when other people or objects fell on top of them. >> this huge red suitcase just came flying at me. our train was actually on its side. so it pushed me on to the side of the train. and it hit my chest. i think i have a few fractured ribs. >> jason carol, cnn, philadelphia. >> there are more dramatic stories of survivals and the very latest developments in the investigation on our web site, that's at cnn.com. persian gulf leaders are in the united states to talk about upgrading the original security.
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the foreign ministers of the gulf cooperation council are meeting with officials in washington as well as at president obama's retreat at camp david. >> leaders acknowledge they will get everything whey want from the u.s. the countries who will receive more weapons and training from the u.s. after they finish up the talks this week. >> indian prime minister is on a three-day visit to china. his first stop was in the ancient city of xi'an, the home town of president ping. both meeting with the aim of boosting economic cooperation and strengthening ties between their neighboring countries. so let's turn now to cnn's dave mckenzie in beijing closely monitoring. david, this is about boosting economic cooperation between the two country. but there have been tensions between the two nations over border disputes. so how much is likely to be achieved? how important is trade for them?
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>> trade is incredibly important. $71 billion in bilateral trade. speaks loudlien the relationship between china and india. this trip is a crucial one as much about the image that come forth as about the substance i think. we don't necessarily expect to see extremely big announcements during the trip into china. certainly, president. ping traveling to his home province. very unusual step for a chinese leader to meet with a world leader jot side of beijing. but in xi'an province. showing this is important to the chinese. business relationship is the most crucial part. simmering tensions over the years oefrlt disputed border territory, china and india claim. large portions of land from each other. ster tenley that will pl-- cert
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that will play a factor. and in the next decades between the increase league powerful leaders from different background. certainly they will try to plaster over those, difficulties between the two countries in a the coming days and push what they can find in common ground. rosemary. >> david, how do the two leaders relet's to each other? which of the two countries do you think benefits the most from the boost in economic cooperation? >> well, i think both countries. you know, the indian government is certainly, wary of china at the moment. on one level. because china in a way, according to critics has been encircling india with trade investment. recently, crucially with pakistan. pouring in billions of dollars in infrastructure investment from china. creating a new silk road. anything that china does with pakistan will potentially create problems it india. now india, china will not push that issue in public.
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but that is a majorer to here. there is also the two men, various background. incredibly different. certainly, the son of a street seller and -- president ping, son of revolutionary leaders. came from different background. both worked their way through the respective parties to come into power. so the leader of the biggest democratic nation and the leader of the communist party and most populous nation in the world, you know, will come from very different vantage points. look to find common ground in the coming days. >> all right. david mckenzie. watching that. very closely from his vantage point in beijing. many thanks. >> a busy day for david. we'll take a short break. when we come back on "cnn newsroom," royalty and stars, gathered in the french riviera for cannes film festival. highlights from the very first day. bulldog: get a queen serta set for just $397.
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the deadly train derailment in the u.s. city of philadelphia. we are looking at live pictures there. 3:38 in the morning. authorities have identified the engineer as 32-year-old brandon bostian. he told police he was not sure how fast he was going. investigators say he applied the emergency brakes just seconds before the train jumped the rails. police are in the process of getting a search warrant for his phone records to try to determine whether he was distracted at the time of that crash. >> former u.s. congressman pat wreck murphy was on board one of the seven cars that detailed and took graphic images from inside the train. tweeted out the photos, injured passengers and first responders
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inside his overturned car. >> murphy was not injured. but the person sitting next to him was knocked unconscious. the iraq veteran described his initial reaction after the crash. >> my legs, arms, they were there. so i popped up. and then wanted to take care of him. you know it was, it was -- even though amtrak, she was there, standing up, during the accident. she was, i could tell she was shooken up. and not in good shape. but even she was getting iced there for, for the injured people right there until we saw those firefighters come through. >> murphy tweeted, praise for the police and firefighters saying, thank you so much to all of the first responders there within minutes. >> by a razor thin margin, the
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knesset allowed benjamin netanyahu to increase the ministers in his cabinet. that would allow him to appoint representatives from all five parties in the coalition. his new government is expected to be sworn in later today. >> oren liebermann joins us, from jerusalem, there is a lot of unhappiness about the new government, the new justice minister, some likened her to sarah palin. >> fairly apt analogy. she is young. she is fairly new to politics and rising star on the right. getting a tremendous amount of attention especially because she is the new justice minister. she could be seen as the big winner here in the elections. benjamin netanyahu under pressure in recent days to form his coalition. that pressure worked to the advantage of the jewish home party. >> reporter: israel's new justice minister, ayalet shaked
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is controversial. popular among right-wing voters, shaked, is not afraid to show distan for the left, she said this before the election. >> translator: this is the time for a large national camp standing against the left and a stable national government that is not made up of many smaller parties but of two large parties, likud and jewish home. the 39-year-old is a rising star in the right-wing jewish home party. one of few women. the only secular party member. in her two years in the knesset, she climbed the ladder of politics becoming a lightning rod for criticism. she campaigned against african migrants entering israel and complained that israel radio is too leftist. she defended a post on her face book page written by some one else that referred to palestinian children as "little snakes." shaked accused the media of twisting her word. but the face book post has followed her ever since.
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>> well are talking about a permanent, radical, and racist figure in the knesset. >> this man is an israeli, arab, knesset member. he said there can be no hope for justice, especially since shaked campaigned to limit the supreme court power. >> maybe she thinks that arabs are her enemies. but i think she is -- the enemy of it also. >> shaked has strong supporters. a professor of political science at hebrew university. >> so she is a very capable, knowledgeable person. i am not saying that she is perfect. but i think she is the perfect person for the job. >> shaked said she is not doing
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interviews now. she received death threats. and the knesset has given her security. shaked will be part of the cabinet in a 61 seat coalition. her government and perhaps her political future are already under pressure. and john, when we talk pressure on this government, international. domestic, a lot can be pointed at shaked. >> oren, the longest period ever to form a government in israel. one of the reasons for that, the filibuster has come to israel. >> that's right. some of the debates. specifically about the expansion of the cabinet. late into the night. early into the morning. the points were silly. the reason behind this was serious. benjamin netanyahu needed to expand the cabinet. administers. because of what happened in the run-up to the coalition negotiations. to form his government. netanyahu needed to give away important positions including the justice ministry. that left him with very little to give his own party.
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that's why he need to expand the government. he need to expand the cabinet to make his own party happy to stabilize his government. right now, john, this government off to a troubled, very rocky start, we'll see how it goes from here. >> one last question, oren, while we have you. if the strategy of calling this election which we didn't have to call was increase stability of his coalition. and left with fewer members. is this, equivalent of loading the shotgun. aiming at your foot and firing? >> we have to find that out over the next few weeks. especially after speaking with him, a small government, right-wing government could be a strong government. the parties are leaned up. doesn't look like that right now. we look at the government. we see tremendous pressure on it from the inside and outside. a lot of unhappiness. lot of anger he here. but if this doesn't play out as netanyahu wanted tight play out when we called the elections this could be a short run for
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welcome back, everyone. sweltering heat in spain is making it feel like summer has made an early appearance. let's tornado to meteorologist, derek van dam with more. what temperatures are we looking at? >> 10, 15 degrees above where they should be, rosie. talking about summer, supposed to start june 21st. but last time i checked it is may 14th. a month to a month and a half early to where it should be. people replenishing themselves with all kind of water anything they can get their hand on. finding shade to protect themselves from the sweltering heat. how hot has it gotten? take a look at this. all time may record set in three spain cities. three cities in spain. including madrid.
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seville, cordoba. madrid broke their all time may temperature, .1 degree celsius. close calls there. definitely surpassed that in seville and southern portions of spain. people looking for any relief from the heat they can find. portable fans were popular this week. the heat is going to continue into spain today. there is relief in sight. just as what we experience across the united states. we are experiencing across central spain. two air masses. right, you guessed it. we have severe weather. this time today across northern italy. northwestern balkan, southeastern france. hail, strong wind. and then we start to focus our attention towards the early parts of the weekend. heavy rain. southeast france. into the northern portions of the alps. going to create a risk for landslides and mudslides. heading into the early parts of the weekend.
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still warmth near barcelona. finally starting to cool down as the system moves eastward. the threat of severe weather today. northern italy. through the extreme northeastern sections of the balkan states include croatia. these are, temperatures for the next three days. here is the warmth for madrid. 34 degrees. cool off by 10 degrees going forward into friday and saturday the we have our low-pressure system moving across the british isles. just about to rain. watching us from london. thank you by the way. here comes our low pressure system. bring our chance of heavy rain and flooding for the, for the alps later this weekend. gusty winds associated with the system. keep an eye on that. closely. near the pyrenees. and the border of spain/france. i don't know, john, rosie, could you guys handle a 40 degree day? >> no. >> simply no. >> stupid question, really. >> thank you, derek. >> thank you.
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>> well, he is 68th cannes film festival under way on the french riviera. >> this year the stars aren't just on the red carpet some are in the grand jury deciding which films should get awards. cnn's neil curry has details. ♪ >> reporter: sun, sea, sand, cinema. the cannes checklist, and 68th edition of the world famous film festival was under way. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: hours before the talent turned up. an all star jury include, jake gylenhall and seen na miller. and they are led by cohen brothers who have just about won everything here. >> well are not exactly critics here. it's not about we hate this. this is what somebody did that we can't stand as opposed to
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what are the things we look and want to celebrate. and that's more how i think we see our function here. ♪ >> the opening film was a bleak story of a juvenile delinquent, kicking and screaming through the french system of social care. the director the second female to be given the opening slot in the festival's history. >> translator: what's important is that the film's choice can be beautiful ones. doesn't matter if the director is a man or woman. >> i was wondering if you had seen the latest issue of charlie hebdo. >> a tense moment when asked for a rinse to a new insulting cartoon by charlie hebdo. >> i haven't. tell me. >> this time the butt of the joke was deneuve. you cannot expect charlie
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hebdo to show a photo that would look like a fashion magazine. i hope it is funny at least even if it is a bit nasty. >> in the event the queen of french cinema made a ma jest ache peer ans on the steps, as opening night delivered the mix of models, movie stars, directors, producers amid insatiable demand of the world's best paparazzi. in recent years the location has proved increasingly tempting to those wishing to document the appearance with a celebrity selfie. but cannes being cannes, organizers decided to outlaw the practice this year. and asked the stars to keep their smart phones inside their designer handbags. neil curry, cnn at the cannes film festival. >> he has a lovely handbag. >> yes. he was enjoying himself too.
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>> okay. we go to australia now, big issues for the government to worry about. coming from the agricultural minister giving johnny depp two days to get his dogs back to the united states for quarantine or there will be serious consequences. last month, depp flew his terriers on his jet. did not declare them. >> smuggled them through. the agricultural minister suggested depp use the same plane to fly them home. >> mr. depp has the to either take his dogs back to california or, we are going to have to euthanize them. >> bit harsh. >> very classy. depp is in australia filming his latest pirate movie, pirates of the caribbean, dead men tell no lies. >> yeah. >> tales. actually. >> yes. there you go. tales. >> okay. john vause, watching "cnn newsroom." >> i'm rosemary church. do stay with us. much more on our breaking news coverage is coming up next on
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