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[shouting] disco! [singing] say it and see it. the x1 voice remote, only from xfinity. we're following breaking news out of indonesia, reuters is reporting that an indonesia military plane has crashed into homes and a hotel. >> plus we are tracking reports a man set himself on fire on board a japanese bullet train. and it's deadline day in greece. the country needs to make its latest payment or risk default. a number of stories breaking this hour for you. i'm errol barnett. >> and i'm zain asher. this is "cnn newsroom."
>> we want to begin with new information just into our newsroom. reuters news agent is citing a news official that a military transport plane has the crashed killing 30 people. it hit a hotel and houses in this area. the images are our first glimpse at what took place. the plane reportedly had just taken off minutes before the crash from an air force base in madan. we will try to get information on this for you throughout the hour including one of our team who is close to where this is all taking place as soon as we can connect with that correspondent or producer we will bring them to you live this
hour. two people are dead after a fire on board a bullet train in japan. this is the other breaking story we're following this our. it is believed to have been started by a man committing suicide. >> a passenger poured some sort of liquid on his body and basically set himself on fire. another person was found dead in the smoke-filled train heading from osaka all the way to tokyo. we know at least that at least 24 other people are injured at this point in time. details are still coming in. and we want to bring you as much information as we can as soon as we get more details on that story as well. >> we'll get new information on what happened on that bullet train and this military transport plane crash in indonesia as well. but for now we want to bring you up to speed on greece today. the country owes its creditors, $1.7 billion. people around the country are
lining up at atms to get whatever cash they can. >> and tens of thousands of people rallied against more austerity measures and in support of the government in athens prime minister alexis tsipras asked european leaders to the deadline. they said no. mr. tsipras has called for a referendum on the bailout this sunday. >> translator: we will survive. we stand on our feet we'll be alive. and we'll go and practice our right to vote. and we decide as people what will be our future. >> for more on this i want to bring in cnn's isa soares joining me live from athens. for greeks the limit is 60 year rows a day. if you have children and a family that is barely enough to
live on. but some pensioners haven't been able to get money out at all. can you explain why that is? >> reporter: absolutely zain good morning to you. the payday for pensioners was initially on tuesday. was initially, pardon me on monday that is the day they were supposed to get their pensions out. they turned out and didn't get their pensions. it hadn't been paid. today they were told would be the day. but we have heard that it's not today. it's going to be tomorrow. a government official telling cnn a greek government official telling cnn that about 1,200 at mbank branches will be open to service and help pensioners who do not have cards who only need direct access to the bank to get money out. they will be able to take 120
euros. but this gives you a sense of the frustration people are facing. it's all too confusing a picture for many people. and while they are nervous. and there is also, though, a sense of defiance on the streets of greece as i found out speaking to some people in athens yesterday. in the harsh light of day, greeks take shelter from their new reality having to queue for a daily sum of 60 euros. across athens these are now the scenes of despair. >> it's been one of the worst days as long as i remember this is the worst day in greece. last night was the most dramatic night. there was never such a thing as, you know, no money. and the atms or anything. and people are very confused about what to do. >> reporter: it's this confusion that has many running to atms
fearing they may soon run out of cash. this is after all, a country that relies more on cash than on cards. despite the rain greeks continue to queue. that queue going further down. many people sheltering from the rain. the majority of people we have seen have been able to take out the limit of 60 euros but we have spoken to several pensioners who have not been able to take out a single euro. and today people might be somewhat optimistic the reality of the crisis may set in in the next couple of days. this woman has been queueing here for some time as she tries and fails time and time again to get some of her mention money withdrawn. how frustrated are you with what is happening? i've tried ten times in two different atms and both of them i got nothing back she says. i will now borrow money from a
friend to survive for the day. those who need more than 60 euros are searching for dollars, british sterling or any cash from their last holidays. >> the greeks like i said they want to trade their leftover foreign exchange that they have had at home or whatever to get euros because they are in need of euros right now. >> reporter: for those not yet in a state of panic there is a reminder in every corner about the referendum and a call by the government for no to the eu proposals. but for some though any vote now is just too little too late. i don't trust anyone nothing. everything is over for us tells me sylvia. we pay taxes. we have gone bankrupt. everything we own is gone she says. in the upcoming referendum greeks still have a choice. choosing between extremely bad or extremely worse.
and greeks do have a choice and many greeks will be taking to the square today. we saw the rally yesterday late last night. that was a pro-government anti- austerity rally. today we expect to see the pro-europe anti-tsipras rally. is it a nation divided. and as you were playing that report there i looked over my shoulder and i can see a large queue of people outside an atm. we are in a business district of athens to give you a sense of the fact that this will continue for the next couple days as the government continues to push greek voters to say no come sunday. >> and isa, here's the thing, no matter what they pick whether they say yes or no it will still mean financial difficulty either way for those greeks. isa soares live for us in
athens. thank you so much it. michael jacobides joins us now live from london to discuss what is next for greece. if you think about the referendum rationally it makes no sense at all. that was your assessment this time yesterday. i'm wondering do you think the greek people are starting to realize that yet? you had a rally against it yesterday and one for it today. the yes votes might be in the majority but do you think the local opinion is as it is outside of europe? >> well i thought and i still think that if you look at the timing of the referendum if you look at the way that it happened it didn't make any sense. it should have happened on the 29th. the reason? today is the payment is to the imf and greece is almost certainly going to join the distinguished company of
countries like somalia of not having paid the imf. it makes the situation more difficult. interestingly and i think something that was not expected by the people who decided for the referendum that might provide a solution out of this crisis and it may be a solution that will see this government step down. i think that what may end up happening at the end of this week is that the yes vote may eventually overtake as reality sets in as people understand this is not a joke or a negotiation game and as it becomes clear that a no vote is most likely going to be simply leaving the eurozone a yes vote will force the government to go down. so we may end up having a solution at the end of this week. >> if the yes vote is successful. >> absolutely. >> you said party politics are to blame for the prime minister's surprise actions and you said ignorance and arrogance has been evident on behalf of the government.
that's really what is at play. do you think the perception that greece is to blame is starting to set in and is that what is necessary to get the medicine to fix what's needed? >> it's a little more subtle than that. what is really happening is that people realize that the alternative is a little bleak. the problem is that the no camp is a motive and they are placed very well to the greek character and temperament and the feeling we will resist. and they are evoking images of the war with italy in the '40s. this is obviously trying to make the national pride be what's going to carry the day. but i suspect as days go by and as the no camp is not explaining exactly what would happen other than we will negotiate which
isn't very plausible, the answer is we will try to live on the drac drachma. which i suspect there will be a growth of the yes vote. but we'll see what the next few days will bring. >> we can't underestimate what the experience of lightning up queueing up at an atm for hours day after day has on someone when they think of their prospects for the week and what comes after the referendum. how much worse would life be for the greeks? how will the economy function? >> absolutely. and you is to remember one thing, the way the greeks see the crisis is different than the way you or i might perceive it. greeks get the news locally and the news is controlled by the media bare media barons.
the many of the people that own media channels are connected to the suppliers of the greek state and the support for the tsipras government has been tacit. but i think from the local press and media. and there is this polarizing rhetoric that has grown. and i think people are starting to say hang on a minute what may happen the day after. and as you say, queueing understanding that the economy, the things that they take for granted will not be there starts changing the sense of the baseline. the baseline isn't we're going back to the nice comfortable days but the days looking ahead are going to be difficult in which way and that this is what this vote is about. i think this week is going to be crucial and i think that we may see potentially at the end of it dramatic political change. >> this is sobering experience
for many greeks and a new reality setting in this week. michael jacobides from the london business school. and investors could not help but notice the impact on the financial notice has sent it into negative territory in the united states. the dow jones industrial average dropped 350 points on monday closing at 17,596. that is by the way, the single-worst day for losses so far this year. now, european markets are opening at this hour. meantime markets in asia rebounded after suffering losses on monday. take a look here, the hang seng, the shanghai composite and nikkei are all up for the day. in tunisia, the country's interior ministry tells cnn the man who gunned down people on a
beach resort last week had ties to a libyan terror group. but it is unclear whether he travelled to libya. the officials have made their first arrest in this attack. >> and we have new video showing the gunman as he carried out this attack in sousse. it was recorded by a worker at the hotel, one of several people who chased after the gunman. nick paton walsh walks us through the video. >> reporter: they are unarmed but still they run toward a gunman who killed guests at hotel where they work. towards the pool. many guests already fled. that loud blast, perhaps a sound grenade one of several he detonated. equipment that might be a lead to any backers. he's gone into the hotel lobby, it appears.
but perhaps, found no more victims. [ bleep ] he heads back towards the beach. this cafe near the sands. the cameraman runs again towards him yet pauses at the bar. he has seen something. gun on his shoulder the gunman is strolling towards the beach. there we see the victims, their bodies too gruesome to show. the cameraman keeps low. why? why? he exclaims. lives and livelihoods taken here in these golden tourist sands.
no longer firing. is he out of bullets or targets, unwilling to shoot tunisian workers. still it's those workers who give chase. a head-long rush toward possible death. the camera man cease him throw his phone into the sea. they follow him back to the streets. those bullets heading towards the cameraman. perhaps from police. it's up this road that the gunman met his death. [ gunshots ] was he running
towards an accomplice who drove him there? was he seeking another hotel to continue his rampage? he will take the secrets to his grave but his last moments captured by one of the many tunisians who risked their lives for foreigners they may barely have known. nick paton walsh, sousse, tunisia. a military plane has crashed into homes and a hotel in indonesia. we'll get an update for you on this after this short break. stay with us. great job! k.... now let's get ready for the ball. here it comes. here you go. good catch! perfect! alright, now for the best part. lets see your pour. ooo....let's get those in the bowl these are way to good to waste right?! ohhhh......yeah let's go for it, around the bowl annnddd... share what you love with who you love. kellogg's frosted flakes they'rrrr grreat! good catch, dad!
want to get you an update on the breaking news. an indonesia military spokesman says a military cargo plane has crashed in the city of medan. >> this is pictures of the aftermath of the plane crash. the city of medan is in the northern part of sumatra. earlier we were getting reports as many as 30 people were killed in this plane crash. that number has been revised down and the death toll stands at 11. the death toll is at 11 from this plane crash.
we know that 12 people were aboard the plane when it went down. the c-130 had just taken off from an air force base in medan and we know this plane was carrying logistical supplies. this is a plane crash in medan in sumatra in indonesia. we know 11 people have been killed. >> this happened moments ago. information is still coming into us. let's connect with a correspondent on the phone from jakarta. it appears the early reports that this took place shortly after takeoff. what do we know about what happened? >> reporter: the military spokesman told us that the plane crashed just about two minutes after taking off from the air force base and as you said that is close to the old airport in medan in north sue mantra. and it apparently crashed, looking at the pictures that
have come out on local tv looked like it crashed into a residential area. but now we're told that this is an area that buildings were under construction and it's unclear how many people were on the ground as they also said at least 11 people have been confirmed dead. the military spokesman said earlier that five bodies were recovered. it's not clear at this point if these were casualties from the plane. there were 12 military personnel on the hercules plane. but we are not clear at this point if there were people on the ground who were also killed by the plane that crashed. >> obviously as we look at these images and get the report that it hit a hotel and a number of homes there is a fear that the death toll will be higher than the 12 people that we know were
on the aircraft. it's a c-130 which is a cargo plane used by militaries all over the world. a crash shortly after takeoff certainly is unusual as we ponder what could have caused such a thing can you tell us what the weather conditions were at this time? >> reporter: well right now, in sumatra, it's not in the monsoon season it's quite dry in most parts of the country but it's the military spokesman did address this question about the age of the plane. the plane, he said was made in the 1960s, maybe 1964 1965 a u.s. navy aircraft quite old but he made it clear that all planes that take off from the military air base are checked or inspected by a technical team and if there is anything that is
not working the planes are not allowed to take off. and basically saying that the plane was cleared to fly. that was the main issue that was being addressed earlier on. and he also said that an investigation will be underway very soon to find out what exactly caused this plane crash but again he emphasized that at this point we don't know what caused this plane to crash so quickly after it took off from the air force base in medan. >> that military official saying this is an old aircraft built in the '60s. they have a large cargo hold in the middle and can carry things as long as a humvee for example. he also said they were checked before takeoff. this is not the monsoon season. therefore we wonder if there was perhaps anything on board the plane that would have led to this. in previous transport plane
crashes, sometimes lithium ion batteries can be a cause. do you know as far as on the scene and on the ground how big the team is look into this right now? i know it's just unfolding. >> reporter: it's quite early to say what investigation team will look like. we know that they are on the way. they have been sent to the area of the crash as we said the military spokesman told us that it's very very early on. but he did say those questions will be asked and will be investigated as soon as they can. right now the plane was burning. we saw pictures of the burning wreckage in the middle of the buildings early on. and i think the main concern was to try to put out the fires to try to evacuate people who may have been trapped in the fuselage of the wreckage and get survivors out of there if there are in.
at this point, it doesn't look very good though. we know at least 11 bodies have been brought to hospitals in medan and the casualty numbers might increase fairly quickly. and we are told right now, that the main focus is to try to you know try to clear the wreckage and try to get more bodies -- more survivors if there are any, from that wreckage. >> kathy quiano on this breaking story where a military transport plane has crashed carrying logistical supplies in a populated area. the death toll numbers are fluctuating as typically happens. but the military spokesman saying it took place a few minutes after takeoff, a plane that was built in 1965 a hercules c-130.
the planes are checked before takeoff. an investigation is underway to look at the cause but it's they are dealing with what you are look at the scene and number of injuries and the casualties as well. we'll continue to track this story on cnn. but we want to take a break. europe's financial markets not reacting to the greek debt crisis. we'll go live to long do to see how stocks are faring today. plus how the uk is responding to the tunisian beach massacre that killed at least 18 british tourists. we'll have that story coming up.
. welcome back everyone. you are watching "cnn newsroom." i'm zain asher. >> and i'm errol barnett. here are the top headlines right now, the indonesia military says one of its cargo planes has crashed killing at least 11 people. this took place in the city of medan in northern sumatra. it was carrying logistical supplies. a man in japan committed suicide and killed another person by setting himself on fire on a bullet train. he poured a liquid on his body before lighting in or near a bathroom on the train. the greeks are lining up at
atms to get their hands on their own cash before the nation goes into default. the country's economy minister says it will be impossible to make the payment. and the financial markets are certainly feeling the heat from this debt crisis in greece. the dow jones industrial average dropped 350 points on monday closing at 17,596. that is the single-worst day for losses on the dow so far this year. in the meantime, markets in asia fared very differently after suffering losses on monday they rebounded and you can see the nikkei the shanghai composite, the hang seng all of those up for the day. europe's financial markets opened just about 30 minutes ago. let's check in with nina dos santos in london. the european trading day getting
underway. how many financial centers factored in greek uncertainty? >> several had been pricing this in for some time. we had a lot of hints that the negotiations were going well. perhaps no one thought we would not have an agreement but it's the market are not shrugging it off but these aren't huge losses, the kind of losses that some people were predicting if greece was heading to the exit door. this is before greece is likely to default today. it has $1.76 billion that it has to pay by 6:00 p.m. local time to the international monetary fund and the imf has made it clear this is not a private sector default. so the market will protect it for that it is public money,
government money here to the imf. but still, they have made it clear they will consider that a default and that puts greece in a precarious situation along with cuba, zimbabwe somalia. it puts them in a dubious country for a high-income country and one that is part of the eurozone. so what people will be looking for is any sign of a last-minute olive branch looking unlikely at this point but it's the question is where do we go from here after this evening if they miss that deadline. >> a lot of red there. but there are hours left. perhaps there is a financial miracle. we just don't know. in the meantime the european creditors and the greek negotiators have remained firm in their positions. so john in an interview on
greek television last night we saw the greek prime minister alexis tsipras, he seemed defiant. he didn't seem interested in any type of compromise. what is at the heart of the dispute here? >> well, zain the last 24 hours we saw alexis tsipras and the president of the european commission take opposite positions and we have ideological differences and practical differences on how to solve the problem they have with greece's payments to the imf and getting the next tranche of money from the european commission central bank and the imf. this has to do with pension reforms and tax rates and long-term debt. we had confirmation from a european union source that an offer was tabled from the european commission that perhaps even included discussing greece's long-term debt which is
at 177% of gdp. this is the heart of the whole debate. alexis tsipras said he was elected to not continue with austerity, an unemployment rate of 26%. but the european commission says perhaps we can lower the interest rates and stretch it out. and tsipras has declined that offer and said he will leave it to the greek people. let's put it forward to a referendum. and last night he was suggesting that he will abodyide by the outcome which is raising the specter of elections if greeks vote to stay in the euro. >> in the long term greece needs that debt to be cut to make its way out of this economic down spiral. but this is not the first time that greece has been down this road. what could be the long-term everyone cations of a potential debt default today and on sunday's referendum as well.
>> well as nina was pointing out there in the market analysis it depends on how the market interprets this move. it is a default coming up by the end of the day to the international monetary fund. the lights won't go out on greece but it's how the markets interpret this. and so far it's spreading to peripheral countries of the european unit with high debt spain, portugal and italy. the dow industrial had the worst day in 2015. oil prices are falling a little bit. but the euro is stable. we saw shanghai drop but it bounced back. no shock against the system but it is early days yet. and for those who know the greeks things are relatively calm today. they can turn just like that overnight. you could see strikes. you could see protests. we have word of medical supply shortages right now. you could have the ferry shut
down and airport strikes. it could change rather quickly and that could lead to contagion. and waiting. is it a last-minute proposal coming forth yet again. >> it doesn't seem that way but i'm curious what will happen after sunday's referendum. if they vote to stay in the eu and swallow the harsh economic austerity measures will that lead to perhaps a new election? what will it mean for alexis tsipras? so many questions that need to be answered. john thank you so much. we appreciate it. i apologize. thank you, john. >> john can talk for hours on this topic. >> he loves it too. we can show you a live shot of the greek parliament in athens. yesterday there were thousands of people demonstrating against the referendum. today you will see thousands supporting the referendum. we don't know what the future holds for greece.
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welcome back everyone. britain has declared a national minute of silence on friday to remember those killed in the tunisia terror attack. now the number of british people who were killed in this attack has risen to 18 but officials are warning that the final death toll could be much higher. >> max foster joins us live from london with more details on the story. i understand that some british relatives are still trying to get confirmation of what happened to their family members. >> a huge amount of frustration i think. the tunisian authorities are bureaucratic about these things and waiting for confirmation of
deaths is taking a while to come through. those injured were flown back to the uk today. there is also a massive police training exercise to see how they would respond if there was a terror attack on home soil. that has been planned for some time but much more topical. we also have the government emergency response committee meeting this afternoon to assess where they are with this unfolding tragedy which is the worst terror incident relating to british members of the public in a decade. >> reporter: a rare minute silence in the house of commons chamber in remembrance of those who perished in the worst terror attack against british nationals in a decade. >> these were innocent british holiday makers who saved up for a special time away with friends and family and who became
victims. >> reporter: in response hundreds of police officers have been assigned to investigate including teams posted at airports to debrief with witnesses of the attack as they return home. a british military plane was sent to tunisia to carry medical supplies and bring home those injuries. arriving in sousse, tunisia, teresa may paid her respects. >> we have had a meeting with my interior minister colleagues which has shown the determination that we all have to fight against this perverted ideology that is causing this death and destruction. >> reporter: an international threat requiring an international response. >> in ear gentleman isil executed 120 people in their homes in kobani.
and in france a man was murdered and two injured in an explosion. while they were all clearly driven by the same underlying ideology there is no evidence they were to date directly cooperated. >> britain involved in the coalition in terms of air strikes against isis in iraq. but will they ramp up that presence in response to this? the government won't comment on that but they are saying any response in that way would need parliamentary approval. >> max foster live for us this morning in london. thank you. we want to update you on breaking news this hour. the indonesian military saying 11 people are dead after a cargo plane crashed. there are unverified reports that the death toll may be as high as 30. what you are looking at now is the first video that we're
seeing from the scene where the crash took place. it happened in the city of medan in northern sumatra. the images coming to us are from local media. you see a sense of chaos and confusion but what appears to be a fire hose and officials are on the scene. >> we know that 12 people were aboard this c-130 cargo plane when it went down. we know that the plane had taken off from an air force base in medan minutes before. it crashed shortly after takeoff and was carrying logistical supplies and you are watching video of the aftermath of this plane crash. now still to come on "cnn newsroom" we'll have a lot more news after this quick break. don't go away. motrin helps you be an unstoppable, let's-rock-this-concert- like-it's-1999 kind of mom. when pain tries to stop you, there's motrin. motrin works fast to stop pain where it starts. make it happen with new
from vienna. i understand that how much access u.n. inspectors get to iran's military sites is one of the main sticking points. what else is in contention here and what are the other disagreements? >> some of the other disagreements are involved on the lifting of sanctions, when will they be lifted and how quickly? there are sanctions from the united states from the u.n. from the international community, from the european union, from individual nations. it's also about research and development. part of the agreement or the pathway to this agreement that was hammered out in switzerland three months ago said iran was essentially agreeing to a suspension of its research and development for ten to twelve or possibly more years. and in the past week iran's supreme leader said that is something he is not prepared to compromise only. he doesn't believe that research
and development should be limited in such a way. the access to military sites also a sticking point. the iranian foreign minister zarif is just returning from tehran right now. he will meet with u.s. secretary of state john kerry. and i think that's going to be the real test when he comes back from tehran is he operating under those same red lines that appear to sort of generate the necessity for his trip back to tehran after a weekend of talking or will he have a nuanced position. a senior official said they believe a deal is possible but it will be done on the basis of that agreement but it's they also say there are tough issues ahead. there will need to be agreement on those. that they believe the iranian side knows this is a moment and they have an opportunity to do
this. but at the same time they are also saying and this is coming back to the first meeting today, they also say they don't know yet if it can be done. they believe it can. but of course it's going to depend on the iranian side as well. >> right. there is certainly high hopes they believe this deal can be done. but some of the sticking points appear to be tough issues ahead. nic robertson live in vienna. we appreciate that. before we go we want to update you on the breaking news at this hour. indonesian military saying at least 11 people are dead after one of its c-130 aircrafts has crashed. it took place in medan in northern sumatra. the video is where we are getting the first glimpse of the
devastation. >> the plane took off from an air force base in medan. it crashed shortly after takeoff. we are going to continue to follow this story throughout the day and bring you updates as soon as we get them. >> you have been watching "cnn newsroom." i'm errol barnett. >> and i'm zain asher. stay with us "early start" is up next in the united states. >> for the rest of you, another edition of "cnn newsroom" begins after this break. have a great day. every day people fall, from a simple misstep, to tripping over a rug, to just losing their balance. and not being able to get up from a fall can have serious lifetime consequences. being prepared is important. philips lifeline with autoalert is more than just a medical alert button. it's an advanced fall-detection system, designed to get you help quickly. if you fall and you're unable to push your button, the fall detection technology within
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