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weighing the results a day after u.s. special forces stun isis and kill one of the top commanders in syria. >> in ramadi, iraqi forces try and gain ground in their fight to keep the city from falling to isis. plus, another round of tornados tears across the central united states. welcome to our viewers in the u.s. and around the world. this is "cnn newsroom."
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we begin this hour with developing news out of afghanistan. the taliban is claiming responsibility for a car bombing in the capital. afghan police say the attack earlier today killed at least one person and left 18 wounded. investigators say a suicide car bomber targeted a european union police vehicle near the main airport. the taliban has launched a wave of attacks across afghanistan since the drawdown of most foreign troops last year. the u.s. is digging through reams of intelligence it gathered during a daring and deadly raid on isis. take a look at this animation. it shows the u.s. army's delta force as it flew into eastern syria friday night into saturday morning. about two dozen commandos tried to take abu saief alive. but he apparently resisted capture and was killed. officials say he was in charge of the militant group's oil and gas operations, which used to be
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its main money making tool. pentagon correspondent barra starr has more. >> president obama personally authorized the mission, sending army delta force commandos deep into eastern syria. their target? to capture a man the u.s. believes is a top operative in isis. involved for a long time in their oil and gas operations, but more recently involved in isis command and control, isis planning, potentially even being in communication with the top isis leader. now, abu saief was killed in the raid when he engaged with those u.s. military commandos. his wife wasp captured, undergoing interrogation now in iraq. she is said to have been involved in isis hostage taking operations. now, the u.s. looking at all of this, interrogating her and going through all the captured
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communications gear that the delta force commandos got on the raid. cell phones, laptops, any gear that they could capture that may give them more information about hostage taking, about isis command, control organizations, even potential ly, they hope, about what isis may be planning next. barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. >> now, will sayyaf's death leave a void in isis? let's ask. jamana, tell us more about what we know about this abu sayyaf and what it would mean that he no longer, apparently, is leading these operations of isis. how significant is it? >> well, that's the big question. up until yesterday, people who have covered isis for a very long time, isis experts in the
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region, you and i, who have reported on the names of the isis leadership we have heard over the past couple of years have not heard of abu sayyaf until that announcement. so there are lots of questions about who he is. very little that is known. oil and gas used to be, up until the start of the u.s.-led coalition air campaign against isis, one of their main sources of revenue, not so much any more. i think we're going to have to wait and see what more information comes out about abu sayyaf. now this is believed to be his -- or possibly he has a son tra translates into father of sayyaf into arabic. there's been some second lagz
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from isis experts in the region and elsewhere saying that possibly a high risk operation like this that the u.s. undertook with u.s. delta forces involved deep into isis territory, there may have been another target for this operation and not necessarily abu sayyaf who they did kill at the end and capture his wife, currently being held in u.s. military detention in iraq and being interrogated. of course, what impact is this going to have on isis? we're going to have to wait and see. we haven't heard from the organization at all so far. and whether they're going to get any intelligence that is going to be of any use from any of the communication devices, any documents they managed to take from this raid. and, of course, as we all know, isis is a very sophisticated and adoptable organization, as we have seen in the past with these extremist groups. it's pretty much like a medusa.
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you cut a head off, there will be a hundred more. everyone in these organizations when it comes to leadership is replacement. we're going to have to wait and see what impact this has, if any, on the organization. >> yeah. i was going to say, this comes on the heels of all those reports that the ahead of isis, al baghdadi may or may not have been injured in a strike and that his number two in command may or may not have taken on more in the control of the organization. but it all seems very moisturekmoisture murky. is this now going to lead the united states to learn more about how exactly isis works? >> that is all a possibility and it really is going to depend on what they captured when it comes to this operation. what information they managed to gather. we know some computers, devices, documents, other things that they managed to take with them from the house where the operation took place, what information are they going to
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get? as barbara starr was mentioning earlier, are they going to get into information about the organization or as they plan to move ahead. is she going to provide any information here? is she involved in any way? they suspect she is a member of isis, something we have not heard of in the past, that the wife would be so much part of the organization and the operation so much. but we're going to have to wait and see. of course, the u.s., there are lots of questions that the u.s. administration is going to have to answer. was this operation worth the risk. killing an operative that no one had heard of up until then and what information they might have gotten out of this and if it's going to have any impact on this organization. >> thank you very much, jamana, live for us in aman, jordan. in iraq, the military says isis fighters have withdrawn
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from parts of ramadi. militants captured servelt officials buildings between thursday and saturday. but now, the iraqis say isis left book buy traps at a headquarters building and burned the central police station before leaving. >> it's not a surprise to me that they would give up these buildings and simply retreat to residential neighborhoods. they are a classic guerilla force and they are being trained and coordinated by former officers from saddam hussein who may not share the islamic state's ideology, but they are on the same side. and so you're looking at, in the islamic state, a professional army. and it's really going to be hard for bag dbaghdad to be because the army of baghdad, as we know, is just not a coherent force. >> turkey says it shot down a
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syrian helicopter that violated its air space, but syrian state tv claims it was a surveillance drone. turkey's defense minister says two fighter jets shot at the helicopter after it flew seven miles or 11 kilometers into its air space. it's unclear where the aircraft came from. the turkish military says it has increased security in the area following the incident. well, it's been a rough couple of weeks for parts of the central united states. more powerful storms bringing tornados and tearing through parts of texas and oklahoma. check out this picture, this massive wedge tornado spotted in elmer, oklahoma. fortunately, no injuries or deaths reported. for more on this, we have meteorologist derrick van dam. he is at the world weather center. those pictures are extraordinary, derrick, and it's really the first time i've heard the phrase a wedge tornado. >> yeah. a wedge tornado is a tornado that is wider than it is tall. so these things can be as expansive as up to a half mile
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wide at times. very, very dangerous, as well. this is the line of thunderstorms that helped form that elmer, oklahoma tornado. take a look at this time lapsed foo footage coming from the region. this, to me, is the best video we have. take a look at this. that is called a rear inflow jet that helps fuel the severity of a super cell thunderstorm just like this. and it can create extremely strong winds and create scenes just like this behind me. toppling trees, houses on top of vehicles, scary stuff, life threatening stuff. fortunately no fatalities or injuries have been reported. it's amazing that people got out of this without any injuries. in fact, we had 26 tornados on saturday. we are in the peak of the severe weather season across the united states. and we have yet another chance of severe weather, believe it or
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not, this sunday. and we'll highlight that area in just one moment. at the moment, we have a line of thunderstorms moving across missouri, arkansas and texas. some severe weather still possible for arkansas and missouri. at least for the next foreseenble future. later this afternoon and evening, we're talking about sunday afternoon and evening local time across the midwest. we have severe weather that will refire, this time upwards of 30 million people or more under the possibility of severe weather. large hail, damaging winds, isolated tornados. we do not believe these tornados will be as dangerous or widespread as what we experienced today or being saturday. however, all thunderstorms with tornados are dangerous, obviously. this is a large area. we're going to pay very close attention to this. on top of the tornado threat, we've had an extensive amount of rainfall across texas, oklahoma and arkansas. the national weather service has issued flood watches and warnings for that region. atika, it only takes one foot of water to float a vehicle.
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it takes two feet of rushing water to float and move an entire vehicle, including an suv. >> definitely something to watch out for. thank you very much. derrick van dam for us at the world weather center. crash investigators in the u.s. have uncovered some disturbing details about last week's fatal train derailment in philadelphia. renee marsh has more on the growing investigation. >> reporter: new information from this assistant conductor is deepening the mystery about what caused this deadly derailment. if we reset, we have a septa train was reportedly struck by some sort of object. that happened minutes before amtrak 188 derailed. we now have audio when police responded to that septa train after it reported being struck by a projectile. >> unknown object made contact with that train, shattering the windshield. we do not have an update on any
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injuries because they are prohibited from making communication with the engineer while they're still on the rail. but it is a train that has had a foreign or unknown object making contact shattering the windshield. the train will be standing on a hill -- copy. >> now, remember, that happened just minutes before amtrak 188 derailed. now, this assistant conductor, who was on 188, told investigators not only did she hear the engineer report that his train had been struck. she believed she heard the amtrak engineer say his train had been struck, as well. now the fbi is taking a very close look at the windshield of train 188. they're going to be doing lab tests to determine was it indeed struck by a projectile and what angle it came from. also, we know the federal railroad administration, they ordered amtrak take some safety measures immediately, specifically they're ordering amtrak to, one, install technology on tracks that would
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essentially control a train's speed. they're also asking amtrak to do a risk assessment on all of the curves along the northeast corridor. and lastly, they are ordering amtrak to increase speed limit signage along the track. now, we are told that if amtrak refuses this, they could face civil penalties. however, amtrak has come out, they say that they will be implementing this as soon as possible. >> that's cnn's renee marsh reporting for us. coming up, the red cross is expanding its appeal for aid to nepal after two major earthquakes ravaged the country. we'll have the details after the break. plus, pope francis focuses on two women on this sunday at the vatican with the canyonzation of two palestinian nones. we're live in rome. if you misplaced your discover card, you can now use freeze it to prevent new purchases on your account in seconds.
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the red cross is more than doubling its appeal for emergency aid to nepal in the aftermath of two major earthquakes. the fbi is requesting $93 the million in assistance. relief teams have been provided assistance after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck on april 25th, damaging thousands of homes.
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a second 7.3 magnitude tremor struck two weeks later. meanwhile, eight bodies have been recovered from the site of a u.s. marine helicopter crash in nepal. it was on an earthquake relief mission when it went missing last tuesday. cnn's will whiply as more on the pilot and the others on board. >> reporter: still plenty of daytime flight hours left, but crew members sit idle at this airport. weather conditions near the marine helicopter crash site 21 miles east are getting worse by the minute. if you look over here, you can see almost all of the american helicopters are grounded right now because they simply can't do did on get to that area. it's too dangerous to fly. on thursday, we flew over the rugged mountainous terrain east of kathmandu. we saw villages full of people, the marines were trying to help. six u.s. marines and two nepalee soldiers died in these mountains.
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>> they were courageous, self-less individuals -- >> reporter: their commander pledging the mission and learn why the chopper went down, their families beginning to share their stories. i love you, chris. i'm proud of you. >> reporter: in wichita, kansas, the parents of captain chris nordgr nordgren, the pilot of the helicopter called him an overachiever who loved life, sports and his family. >> you're my heart, my strength and my love and i'm so proud to be called your mom. >> lance corporal, hug was documenting the relief efforts. >> my name is captain lucas savage. we stand with nepal. >> captain lucas savage was just featured in this video describing the mission. >> we were able to deliver some rice, potatoes and tarps out to smaller villages just to the east of kathmandu, areas that
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are more difficult to get to. any sort of ground transportation. >> reporter: these men and the others added to a growing list of earthquake-related casualties. eight heros who gave their lives for the people of nepal. will ripley, cnn, kathmandu, nepal. two palestinian nuns have now been canonized. the pope did so a moment ago. the women, one from jerusalem and the only from galilee were born in the late 19th century. now, this is an important event for christians in the middle east and we're getting live pictures there from the vatican city in rome. these two women, who have been canonized are the first arab palestinian nun toes ever become saints. for more on this and the ceremony that's now unfolding, i am joined by barbie nedoe. tell us a little bid more about these women and why it's so significant to see them canonized today. >> well, the making of saints is
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really the most joyous thing the catholic church does. these ceremonies in which new saint res made are seen as pinnacle moments here in rome for the catholic church. around 2,000 people, pilgrimes from palestine are in the crowd at st. peter's square this morning and several sig tears who have come to mark this celebration. this follows a very political week for pope francis who signed a treaty on wednesday in which he recognized the palestinian state. but he's putting politics aside today and just focusing on the lives of these holy women. >> what have we been hearing from within the vatican on the importance of this sort of canonization? not only in terms of, you know, the religious aspect but focusing attention on christianity in the middle east? >> well, this really does underscore the pope's concentration on christians who are being persecuted. and by giving palestinian
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christians two saints of their own to pray to, he's giving a boost to all the christians in that region. this has been something pope francis has focused on for many, many months to pay attention to the flight of those christians who are under threat and being persecuted and who don't necessarily have strong numbers. this is classic pope francis to reach out and try to touch all christians, not just those who can make it easily to church to worship their faith. >> as you point out, this is not about politics, it's not about making scoring any political points. it is a joyous occasion. as you can see in those live pictures, there really is a very -- it's a celebration and a ceremony. can you tell us more about what it means, especially to those pilgrims who have traveled all this way to see this happen? >> well, it is very, very important. there are actually four women being made saints today. there's an italian nun and a french nun in addition to the two palestinian women.
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but the making of saints, this comes with the two miracles that are needed in order to cannonize women to be saints or just to be recognized for their holiness. one of these women was considered a mystic. she had what they call the stigmata, which are wounds on her hands that were christ like for the crucifixion. she was recognized about 30 years ago in a beatification ceremony and the pope found this along with the other nun the perfect moment to give them saints of their own. days like this are pinnacle moments, as i said, here in rome for catholics that come from all over to just be part of the ceremony. >> and you can see right there those people pictures coming in from the vatican city. you can see pope francis there with pilgrims and a number of
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dignitaries, including the palestinian president mahmoud abbas. thank you very much. a diplomatic row may be brewing. in january, france nominated an openly gay ambassador to the holy seat, but so far, the vatican has remained silent on the issue. jim bittermann has more. >> reporter: it's a story that many people are talking about except for those who are directly involved. back in january, the french president hollande named this man as his choice to be france's ambassador to the diplomate. it's a polished diplomate and was once before posted at the french mission at the vatican. as qualified a candidate as he might be, four months after his nomination the vatican has still not accredited him as the ambassador. stefanini ultimately supported the 2013 campaign to change laws
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on french same sex marriage and that he's openly gay. the spokesman for the gay and lesbian alliance here has no doubt that the vatican's problem is stefanini's sexual orientation. >> if you are a closeted gay, no problem. if you are openly gay, we don't want to talk to you. >> this is not the first time such a situation has come up. when he was foreign minister, bernard kushnair remembers the vatican would not approve his openly gay stance on the post. >> it is absolutely impossible to support such a selection. such a selection is impossible to support. homosexuality or not, we were sending to the vatican a good ambassador. >> the spokesman for the french government says france will stick to its guns.
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>> france suggested an ambassador. it is mr. stefanini. for the ambassador to be appointed, there is an approval process that comes from the vatican so we are awaiting the vatican's answer. >> neither the french foreign ministry nor the vatican will comment. but both have a diplomatic interest in settling the row. as for the pope himself, not everyone here was willing to blame him directly for the foot dragging at the vatican especially in light of what he said in 2013 about homosexuals in the church. >> translator: if a person is gay, and accepts the lord, and has good will, who am i to judge them? >> reporter: given those words, the stefanini affair could become a test to see if the pope's words are carried out into actions. jim bittermann, cnn, paris.
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next on "cnn newsroom," as the bullets fly in ramadi, we're looking at where the isis terror group gets the money to launch attacks in iraq and other parts of the middle east. and the death sentence for a former egyptian president is not sitting well with some in the international community. ♪ ♪ at chase, we celebrate small businesses every day through programs like mission main street grants. last years' grant recipients are achieving amazing things. carving a name for myself and creating local jobs. creating more programs for these little bookworms. bringing a taste of louisiana to the world. at chase, we're proud to support our grant recipients, and small businesses like yours. so you can take the next big step.
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here is an update on the top stories we're following at this hour. severe weather is hitting parts of the central u.s. tornados were reported in oklahoma and texas saturday, along with heavy rain and lightning. there were no deaths or injuries reported from saturday's storms in oklahoma.
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severe storms and possible tornados are expected on sunday. a car bomb has killed at least one person and wounded 18 hours in afghanistan's capital, kabul. afghan police say it went on sunday on a road near the main airport. they say it was target ago european union police vehicle. the taliban is claiming responsibility for the attack. a daring u.s. raid in eastern syria killed a key isis commander. they call abu sayyaf. now officials are going through reams of data about isis and its operations. officials say commandos had to kill abu sayyaf when he resisted capture. sayyaf helped isis earn the title of the best resource terror organization in the world. last year alone, the group made nearly half a billion dollars. but where does the money come from? cnn's neme el baghar explains.
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>> reporter: trading, antiquities, oil, how much is isis myth making? they have believed to be the best resourced terror organization in the world, but after months of coalition air strikes, how isis's revenue streams really holding up? oil was their main source of funding. in the summer of 2014, isis made between $2 million and $3 million a day through the sale of smuggled oil. the major refineries have been high value targets for coalition strikes. and activists on the ground tell us isis is increasingly reliant on primitive refineries that are smaller and easier for them to run, like this one. sources inside iraq say their revenue from selling smuggled oil is now down from between $250,000 and $500,000. as the air strikes began late september, isis began diversifying into selling off
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syria's priceless cultural heritage. >> in the spring and summer of 2014, isis involvement in looted an particularkies was simply to tax the existing looters or people who were on the ground essentially looting these sites. they would come along and take a sure of these profits. but into the fall and winter of 2014, they were doing it for themselves. if you're going to invest your own money into something, there might be a sizable return for you, otherwise you wouldn't be doing it. >> the u.s. treasury says foreign donations continue to be an important if comparatively smaller revenue source. used to ferry foreign fighters and fund their expenses to bring them in from the middle east and north africa into iraq and syria. much of those foreign donations are alleged to flow from the gulf states. in essence, isis acts like a mafia, confiscating the land of accused iraqi government collabora collaborators, charging protection money, ransoming
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hostages to an establishmented tune of $24 million in 2014. bank robbery/bank seizures estimated to bring in $500 million. setting up arbitrary checkpoints. all of these bring in revenue. the claims of rg organ trafficking have yet to be substantiated. but activist groups raka say they're even taxed for the basic services such as water and electricity. they gouge the population in the areas under their control. all this is reliance on the crucial route between raka and mosul and a clear route from iraq through turkey out to international markets. while isis may be better funded than any terror group before it, it's the first terror group to attempt to operate both as a fighting force and as a civilian
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administration with 6 million people living in a territory the size of neighboring jordan. in addition to the tens of thousands of fighters it has to clothe and feed, its outlays are substantial. and the loss of that oil revenue has to hurt. cnn, london. troubler persist for former egyptian president mohammed morsi after he was sentenced to death on saturday. morsi and more than a hundred other muslim brotherhood supporters are convicted of conspireing to break out of prison during egypt's 2011 uprising. ian lee has more on what's next for morsi. >> reporter: the have the verdict was all but expected. death for egypt's ex president, mohammed morsi. it didn't take a cairo court long to hand down the sentence.
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the case stems from a 2011 jail break with chaos gripped the country during the revolution. prosecutors accused morsi and 128 others of conspireing to free 20,000 inmates across the country. over 11100 would receive the death sentence, including the muslim brotherhood supreme guide mow ham he had badia. the judge ruled on a case involving espionage. he sentenced 16 leaders of the brotherhood to death. the lawyer defending the muslim brotherhood refused to answer directly if he thought the trial was fair, only saying -- dr. morsi specifically said in more than one session and throughout the trials that he does not recognize these trials. amnes amnesty international denounced the verdict and trial saying
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this shows a complete disregard for human rights. these trials are nothing but a sher raid based on null and void procedures. morsi won't be heading to the gal lows anytime soon, though. he has two chances for appeal. the case now goes to the highest authority of islamic lethal interpretation in the country to go over the evidence and issue and the opinion on june 2nd, the court will take that opinion into consideration in deciding whether or not mohammed morsi will be sentenced to death. cnn, cairo. >> morsi's death sentence isn't sitting well with everyone. the united states is voicing concern over egypt's ruling and use of mass sentencing, seeing the practice as inconsistent with the country's rule of law. the turkish president was more critical, calling out the eu and western countries over the death sentence. >> translator: european union, western countries, haven't you
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banned the death penalty? since you have banned the death penalty, don't you have sanctions against those executing the death penalty? why do you stand still? why do you remain silent? impose your sanctions on them. you impose sanctions on others when it is for your benefit. why don't you im possession sanctions on egypt? >> amnesty international has called the trials a shah raej. thousands in southeast asia remain caught in a maritime limbo. malaysia, thailand and indonesia are struggling trying to do what to do with the boat loads of people stranded off their shores. many of the stranded migrants have been abandon by smugglers. they are now dealing with hunger and dehydration after spending weeks at sea. simon has more. >> reporter: the last time one of these bodies was seen was just off the coast of siturn here off the coast of southern
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thailand. cnn afillafiliates got on boardt boat, took this footage with her mobile phone. you can see arms, legs, faces everywhere. screaming, children wailing, looking for food, for water, and more importantly, a homeland. it's estimated there are around 350 people on that boat alone. but 25,000 people have fled their homes since january. now, this is either bangladeshi economic migrants or ethnic minority muslim from myanmar. these are estimates from activists counting departures from those countries. we simply don't know how many people are out there and they are drifting at sea because the countries in this region operate a pushback policy, basically. don't feed the boats. they'll offer them food, offer
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them water, they might give them fuel and then they'll tow them back out, but they will not let them land. in an exclusive interview with cnn, the thai prime minister explained why. >> we're trying to fix everything on a humanitarian basis. but you have to look at it this way. if we continue to receive more and more refugees, what would happen? this kind of system would just increase. it would be a burden on thailand. we have a hard job just taking care of our own citizens. if we have to take care of these people in large numbers, where will the thai people live? and what about jobs and income? >> now, in an unusual move over the last few days, the thai government had to agree to allow this particular boat to land on thai soil. but the people on board the boat said no, they want to go on to malaysia. now, it's believed perhaps there may well be smugglers still on board that boat directing them
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to say that, to go on, and that is where we believe they are right now in malaysian waters, searching, drifting, waiting for someone to save them. sima wolson, cnn, thailand. staying in asia, busy and boisterous new did he lhi is gradually changing its look and people are beginning to notice the extra colors.
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the world's second tallest building had opened its doors for a preview in shanghai. when it's completed, the shanghai tower will be just 200
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meters shorter than the burge kalifa in dubai. he says he's confident it will fill up fast and china will avoid the curse of the world's tallest building. >> this is not the world's talgest building, so there's no recession. so that's the world's tallest building curse, not the skyscraper curse. so it's actually better to be number two than number one. >> well, let's hope so. the shanghai tower is set to house mainly financial institutiones and government agencies. closer to earth, neighbors in the indian capital are get ago vibrant face lift thanks to a growing street artist movement. cnn shows us around. >> it's next to home. it's on shopping and local government buildings. an expected pop of color in new dehli. a group of international and
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indian artist res collaborate, local neighborhoods to cover the walls with message webs to bring back tradition to the big city with support of the government. >> many small villages or towns in india, everything is written on the wall. everything, like political campaigns, funerals, marriages. but now in the big cities, everything is painted and many traditions are getting lost. there is like, you know, a kind of different way of using the streets in the big cities. >> this is part of an art festival that comes to delhi over the last couple of years. alongside gandhi and god, a local graffiti artist is crop ug. daku is one of india's well known underground graffiti artists. he calls his work vandalism, a form of protest against convention. >> the government put signs all over, to make the city look more international while in india, no one follows traffic rules and stop signs is just a
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declaration. it's not even like -- you know, people don't stop looking at the stone stop sign. so for me, the stop signs were almost meaningless. and i thought, if i swift it in a very government way, so i had to add words underneath that is stop attending, stop shopping, stop honking, stop doing multiple things. >> the police have allowed the graffiti all over the city with little intervention. so for now, it remain aes festival of color. cnn, new delhi. after seven seasons, the award winning television drama "mad men" is saying farewell. >> who are you? >> i'm peggy olsen, the new girl. >> goes backwards. >> you've got your whole life ahead of you. >> the show launched the careers of series star jon hamm and several others. while it was never a ratings
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american the pharoah is all by himself. he is five lengths in front as they come to the wire. and american pharoah and victor espinosa have won the preakness. >> muddy victory there, but now kentucky derby and preakness winner american pharoah has three weeks to rest a bit for the last leg of the triple crown. the belmont stakes. no horse has won all three races
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since 1978. a champion of a different kind now, pole vaulter charlotte brown sets the bar high. it's a bar she can't see. the 17-year-old texas high school student is blind. but that didn't stop her from winning a bronze medal at the state high school championships. her service dog, thador, proudly joined her on the podium saturday when she received her medal. congratulations to her. after 17 seasons and more than 700 games, a football legend says good-bye to his adoring fans. steven gerard has an emotional farewell in liverpool on saturday. it was his final home game for the english premier league club. gerard is going to switch leagues and play for the los angeles galaxy. as for gerard's final home stand in liverpool, visiting crystal palace was spoilers by winning a score of 3-1. and an italian astronaut
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aboard the international space station took a break from science to snap some cool photos. take a look. samantha christopher ready posted these pictures on her social media page, a unique bird's-eye view of europe. they show a time lapsed journey from the kaary islands to italy. christopher is on the iss with other astronauts looking for experiments to prove life on earth. fabulous pictures she's getting while she's at it. when it comes to sight seeing from above, dubai is praet good place to start. two fearless flyers had the time of their life there recently. jeanne moos has the extraordinary video. check it out. >> it's like leaving on a jet plane. ♪ on a jet plane without the plane part -- with jet wings on their backs. two flyers got dropped off overdue buy. being trapped to a four-engine jet wing is unique enough, but
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flying in formation is unheard of. climbing, diving at a top speed of 190 miles per hour. crisscrossing each other. the undisputed leader is 56-year-old eve rosie. >> it's fun. >> also known as jet man, now he has a trough toe shay, jet man jr., 30-year-old jet rafel. >> flying it with my body. >> how do they steer? with this. up, down, left, right. the flyer holds the throttle fully loaded with kerosene, the jet wing wears 121 pounds. but you don't feel the weight while flying. vince says his very first flight was emotional. >> i came down down and cried a bit. >> now he's doing splits with his partner flying around the world. how did they get permission?
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the project is funded by dubai. but the jet wing can't yet do what the rocketeer did. >> how do i look? >> like a hood ornament. >> the rocketeer could take off from the ground and that's something the jet men are working on. the kerosene runs out after a ten-minute flight. they parachute to earth. the wing has its own parachute in case the flyers have to disconnect. and look at this. >> it looks like i'm flying on the couch. >> and look at this. he's a jet pack potato. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> thanks for joining us. for viewers in the u.s., new day is just ahead. for everyone else, the best of quest starts in just a moment. thamgs for watching. i'm caridee. i've had moderate to severe plaque psoriasis
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if you have playdates at your house, be ready to clean up the mess. the kids have fun, but it's pretty gross. [door bell] what's that? it's a swiffer wetjet. i can just grab this and just go right to the mess. that comes from my floor?! oh, that's disgusting. i want friends over. you want friends over?!
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developing this morning, new details on the raid in syria by u.s. special forces that took on out a major isis commander. the intel they obtained and what this means for the overall battle against isis. >> the federal government is ordering amtrak to improve safety ago the company is scrambling to restore service to the northeast. pope francis this morning, gives controversial praise to mahmoud abbas calling him an angel of peace, this

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