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♪ as europe's migrant crisis worsens, germany takes new action in hopes of controlling the flow of people. plus, california's governor declares a state of emergency as crews battle not one but two major wildfires. and a county clerk at the center of america's gay marriage debate is out of jail and headed back to work. hello and welcome to our viewers all around the world and in the united states, i'm rosemary church. this is "cnn newsroom." a desperate situation demands an urgent response. eu ministers will meet in
brussels in the coming hours, looking for ways to solve the escalating migrant crisis. but some countries are already on record opposing quotas. meanwhile, germany has imposed temporary controls at its border with austria, trying to stop the flow of people. thousands of migrants have poured into germany in the weeks since angela merkle welcomed those displaced by war. but now the country is running out of space. germany's interior minister explained the decision. >> translator: the goal of this measure is to restrict the present inflow of migrants into germany and return, again, to an orderly process upon entry. >> but, the flow of moigrants across the aegean sea has hardly
stopped. and the images of them are heartbreaking. you she man struggling to stay afloat and keep his 2 month old baby from drowning of their dinghy sunk off the coast of lesbos in greece. once they reach greece, thousands are passing through the border of macedonia on their trek north to germany. our ivan watson has more from the greek/macedonian border. >> reporter: this transit center has recently been erected on the greek/macedonian border which is one stop on this migrant trail into central europe which has pretty much sprung up over the course of the last weeks and months. so migrants ares courted across an informal point. they arrive here. and after receiving some temporary papers that allow them to stay in macedonia for about 72 hours, the vast majority of them quickly move on.
so we've seen them boarding by the hundreds onto trains here. they're charged 25 euros per person. they also board onto waiting buses and into taxis. and they're paying for this journy, so far, very much themselves. this is a self-financed journey. the bulk of the people who are moving by the tens of thousands through here, we're told by the united nations high commissioner for refugees that they are in fact refugees from syria, some 70% to 80%. and many of them have paid large amounts of cash, $1200, $1300 per person to board on rafts from the turkish coast to greek islands. the remaining 20%, 30%, they're a hodgepodge, pakistanis, bangladeshis increasing refugees from iraq as well. and we're told in recent days that the first yemenis have started joining this wave of humanity. everyone i've spoken with say they want to get to germany
which has offered to take in hundreds of thousands of these migrants and refugees and also offers generous social welfare benefits to the new immigrants. ivan watson, cnn, on the macedonian border with greece. from macedonia, they continue on to serbia into hungary. tens of thousands arrived at the main railway station in the past week. most of them need food, water and a little bit of human kindness. local volunteers are on hand to help them get through all the chaos and on to trains headed west. cnn caught up with some of those volunteers. >> reporter: at 6:00 from every morning, this gate behind us is open for the refugees. as you can see, there are so many of them. all of them, they just want to
go inside. and they push each other. so it's really hard to work in this situation. and our work now is just how to solve this problem. some of them, they didn't sleep since like three days or more. and they just left one of the family in the line. so they left them inside to wait the line, in the line. after that, he try to call his family. when the family come, the other people cannot understand that. >> the volunteers cannot organize all the refugees at once? like, and they all want to reach the train. and the problem is that there is too many people making too much chaos, and it's basically no organization at the moment. and for that reason, we don't really know what to do and how to deal with the situation. >> there are 2,000, maybe, here. but in the transit zone, there are more.
there are more of every day, there are more and more. >> we put it in the facebook all the time. some news about the please everyone, you speak arabic and english, please come, we need your help. sometimes some of the people, but, you know, everyone here has this life, they have their work. their university, but when he can come, he come. >> my name is ali from libya. i decide to help these people, because, as you know, before we had the same situation in my country, so we know what does it mean to be out of your country under the bombs and everything. it's give us like motivation to come here and help the people. >> it started in travel. go turkish.
and sea. and now i am in budapest at the train to austria, and go to german. i love german. i love arabia, i love. >> i am mother, and also i have my work, but just i am sick of all and the university study. he come to here. all the mother and father who he has time to come to here and help. we are coming to help. all them have a story. really, there are too many different story of i am, i am listening to this story maybe from 11 or 12 families. there are some family, this taxi man, he take his child, and she said don't give back your child, don't give me the money. really is terrible story. everyone has a story.
everyone have something of but i don't now what i said. but this, this now what we have. >> and for more on europe's migrant crisis, do make sure to head to our website. in just the past few hours we've added several new interactive features to help you understand this story, and to try them out, go to cnn.com/international. 12 tourists are dead and others injured after egyptian forces mistook them for terrorists. it happened in the western desert region. the ministry says the military and police were chasing, quote, terrorist elements when they came upon the tourists. two of the dead were mexican nationals. mexico's president said mexico condemns these acts against our citizens and has demanded that the egyptian government conduct
an exhaustive investigation of what happened. in malaysia, police have arrested three suspects in connection with last month's bangkok shrine bombing. they were taken into custody. police say they are assisting with the investigation. the explosion ripped through central bangkok on august 17, killing 20 people and wounding more than 100. in the united states, the governor of california has declared a state of emergency in two northern counties. as firefighters battle a rapidly growing wildfire. officials say the so-called valley fire has burned more than 50,000 eracres or 20,000 hectar west of the city of sacramento. and we have now learned one person may have died in this fire. meanwhile, firefighters are battling another major fire in the east.
and thousands of people have been forced to evacuate. >> it's awful! >> reporter: two massive wildfires burning in northern california are spreading fast, threatening homes, properties and lives. >> this is a reminder that this is how the conditions are in california right now. with the temperatures and low humidity, conditions are very extreme. >> reporter: of the 1,000 fire personnel battling the valley fire flames, so far four suffered burn injuries. they've transferred to uc davis medical center where they are in stable condition. >> the firefighters there, i'm sure they're emotionally drained, physically drained after being stuck in a situation where your life's on the line doing your job. >> reporter: mandatory evacuations have been ordered for many communities in the fire zone. a shaken joyce ream got out just in time. >> we were stuck in the middle of the fire for a while and couldn't go either way. we stuck.
we saw the flames going up the hill toward our house. >> reporter: meanwhile, just over 100 miles away, the butte fire has grown to 65,000 acres, also fueled by dry conditions. >> i was going to take a picture, and i didn't have time to take my phone out of my pocket to take a picture. that's how, it was that hot that fast. >> reporter: 6400 structures are being threatened there. more than 130 of them have already been destroyed. in both fires, residents say they had very little time to escape the fast-moving flames. >> we smelled the smoke, and we went outside, and our neighbors were in a panic. they told us to leave. we went across, and we helped them get the important things out of their home. their farm, unfortunately, burned down. >> reporter: nick valencia, cnn, atlanta. and we have our meteorologist pedram javaheri in the cnn studio to talk more about this. it's terrifying. of course we're hearing this news that one person may have
died. >> yeah, and it's just expanding so quickly. the winds have been so strong. there's little to no moifsture n the trees, in the bushes. it's become so bad there's an area known as grant grove, it's a grove of ancient forests, giant sequoias, and they're building a fire line around this to protect these trees that are thousands of years old. so we'll show you this particular landscape. this is an an area around the valley fire, 60 or so miles northwest of sacramento where the land is burned across this region. it was only 50 acres that were consumed on saturday morning, by sunday night that went up to 50,000 acres. 30 acres per minute as the fires quickly expand, embers fly downstream and you have additional fires across this region. this is not the only one.
this is another fire back to the east of it, 65,000 acres consumed. you look at the landscape, absolutely incredible to think that over 6,000 structures currently are threatened. we knew this was coming, of course, and now, in the heart of the fire season, you're pushing into september when we know the summer heat culminating over this region. and some moisture prevalent. but the heaviest rain is a couple days away. by wednesday, we get a chance for rainfall, potentially a quarter of an inch. the snowfall right now in the gulf of alaska. all models project a southern trajectory. it will be windy in the meantime. so we will continue to follow this, rosemary, but we know communication infrastructure there also threatened by this, and a power plant also threatened by this. so this is now starting to take over an incredible amount of
land with the growth rate of 30 acres per minute at one point. >> they need moisture. >> by midweek we finally have a chance for it. >> that is a little bit of good news. also in the u.s., a county clerk who refused to give marriage licenses to same-sex couples will return to work in the coming hours. kim davis was jailed for five days for refusing those licenses. which she's required to issue under state and federal law. but, she says it's against her religious beliefs. our kris wechris welsh has the from kentucky. >> reporter: the local police and sheriff's department said they are preparing for potentially large crowds when kim davis reports to her job monday morning. this will be the first time she will be at work since she was in jail for five days. she was, of course, in jail for contempt of court for refusing to issue marriage licenses for
same-sex couples. while she was in prison her deputies had been issuing those licenses. so, when she returns, the question remains, will she continue to allow those deputies to issue those licenses, or will she step in and once again refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. now the judge did not mince words when he allowed her to leave jail last week. he had said that if she continues to deny these couples these licenses, he would have no problem holding her in contempt of court once again and possibly sending her once again back to jail. no one knows exactly what she will do. it seems the only person who knows what kim davis will do is kim davis herself. for the last several weeks her attorneys have been filing motion after motion in the hopes of overturning this initial judge's order that ordered her to issue licenses to same-sex couples. they have withbeen fighting. she even sechbts an emergency petition to the u.s. supreme court. that did not work. but on friday her team filed
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as we gear up for cnn's republican debate, jake tapper has a behind the scenes look at the preparations taking place at the reagan library in california. take a look. >> reporter: the debate may still be days away, but it is all systems go here at the reagan library. this is it, the stage where all the magic is going to happen on wednesday at the ronald reagan museum and library. can you see and hear workers getting the stage ready. normally this floor doesn't even exist here. we're all getting prepared for what could be a momentous evening in presidential politics. the republican candidates will have this as their backdrop. air force one. >> their is the plane that flew
president reagan for all eight years of his administration. >> reporter: it's just one of many pieces of impressive memorabilia on display. air force one was always fully stocked. was there anything on there that was particular to president reagan? >> there sure was. he loved chocolate cake. aboard every single flight there was a chocolate cake in the back alley, not just because he liked them but in case someone came up and said hey, mr. president, did you know today was jake's birthday? >> reporter: nearly 400,000 people come here to pay their respects. he was laid to rhys here, facing west ward so he could forever look out towards the pacific. >> a real piece of the berlin wall, came down in 1991. ronald reagan was here in '94 when we received the piece. >> reporter: inside, an exact recommend cal of his oval office, complete with a jar of
jelly bellies that he always kept at hand. it was the way he gave up smoking. >> he had jelly bellies everywhere. >> reporter: the plane, the oval, trappings of the very office the candidates will be battling to reach wednesday night. i'm jake tapper for cnn, in simi valley, california. >> the first of wednesday's republican debates starts at 11:00 in london, midnight in berlin. if that's too late, we will replay the entire thing the following night at 8:00 in londo london,9:00 central european time. on the democratic side of things, hillary clinton attended church and received unsolicited advice from one leader, to be kinder to the press. >> -- methodist church. and my fellow methodists have
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leadership challenge by members of his own liberal party in february. he has been saying this is just gossip. political rumor. but apai pairpparently that is case. we will continue to follow the story of course in the days ahead. the fighting in yemen is intensifying while the peace effort receives a setback. saudi-led coalition forces launched a major ground operation against houthi rebels on sunday. the coalition is trying to push the houthis out of the oil-rich province. mane while, yemen's exiled president says his government won't take part in u.n.-sponsored peace talks unless the houthis withdraw from areas they've seized, including the capital. all right, i want to turn now to the iran nuclear deal. and there is no shortage of american distrust. a new cnn/orc poll shows about half of those questioned would have preferred congress to
reject the agreement. and for many iranians, the distrust is mutual. we have more on the sentiments. >> reporter: if anyone thought iran's supreme leader would hold back with fiery rhetoric after the nuclear agreement, think again. his anti-american and anti-israeli views are plastered all over tehran these days. this one says america will be under iran's shoes. and this one, god willing in 25 years, there will be no such thing as a zionist regime. khamenei also blasted the west in a speech. saying that even with the deal, distrust towards america remains strong says this man of tehran
university. >> the iranians are not interested in having further talks with the united states. because here the united states has to show that it's serious at the negotiating table, that it's serious at the implementation stage. >> reporter: but there is another possible explanation. the powerful military is the strongest supporter. both groups have been highly critical of the nuclear agreement. many conservatives feel that iran gave up too much in return for sanctions relief and want reassurances that there will be no further major negotiations with the west anytime soon. a majority of iranians do favor the agreement and want better relations with america but want respect. >> iran is not like other countries the iranian people are proud of their history. we have a strong history, so we are strong. we are powerful. we don't let america abuse us.
>> translator: both sides should make compromises. they should build on what they have in common instead of building on differences. >> reporter: for the first time since the islamic revolution, authorities removed the u.s. seal from the former embassy in tehran and replaced it with a stone full of words cursing america. a sign that even after successful talks over the nuclear issue, normal relations between iran and the u.s. still seem a long way off. fred pleitgen, cnn, iran. just hours before the start of the jewish new year, fighting erupt the between israeli police and arab youths at one of the holiest sites in the world for muslims and jews. the israeli forces stormed the al-aqsa mosque firing rubber bullets and stun grenades. the clash spread outside the complex into the streets of the
old city of jerusalem. in northern ireland, the possibility of a government collapse is causing deep stresses and strains across the country. cross-party talks are scheduled for today, but many worry about the consequences such a political deconstruction could bring. nic robertson reports. >> reporter: northern ireland has never been so popular. tourists flocking to see where the "game of thrones" is filmed. this, the king's road. >> she told me there's a game of thrones tour and trying to go back where they filmed the majority of the scenes. >> reporter: what did you think now that you've seen it? >> oh, my goodness, it's beautiful. >> reporter: coach companies are cashing in. >> as soon as we put the seal, tickets were flying off the shelves. that was two years ago now. we've seen a massive increase. >> reporter: just as in the mythical "game of thrones," all is not well in northern ireland
where two former ira members have been killed, and several top government ministers have resigned amidst political disputes that threaten to collapse the power-sharing government, product of the 1998 peace agreement that ended three decades of conflict. "game of thrones" is only one of the things at stake. so far "game of thrones" has brought in an estimated $170 million for northern ireland. it's doing what everyone hoped the peace deal would do -- boost the economy. the peace agreement itself, one of u.s. president bill clinton's foremost foreign policy successes, and it has become a model for resolving other conflicts. he teaches tourists about the conflict. in the wake of the revolutions he worries about the power-sharing government. >> you create a vacuum. vacuums always tend to be felt. we would be happy to fill that
vacuum. >> reporter: paramilitarists he means. he doesn't expect it to return to the violence of before where more than 3,600 people were killed. but he fears some violence is possible of the problem, he says is political infighting. >> they're not thinking about the real governance of northern ireland, they're thinking about their own collateral possession. >> reporter: back on the king's road, known locally as the dark hedges, this local tourist out with his wife and grandchild said their politicians need to wise up. >> they seriously need to wise up. then they want to get paid for it. nobody wants to go back to the way it was. >> reporter: unlike the "game of thrones," so far, it seems northern ireland still has a shot at a brighter future. nick robertson, the king's road northern ireland. doctors in thailand step in after a wok confesses to
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region. rain was so heavy that it buckled a portion of the roadway here. it was very close to a river. the river burst its banks and a town with 27 water rescues that were conducted and eight alerts tor floods across this region. we often talk about the force of the water, and it doesn't take much in the way of moving water to produce the force that you see there at that causes damage in place. there's more rainfall on the way. we have a tropical feature, remnants of it, that impacted nova skoegs. this is going to be a very active pattern when it comes to what the weather is bringing for
this region. when you look at the calendar, you know autumn's nearly upon us in the hemisphere. rosemary? thanks so much. in thailand, doctors have surge callie removed a 6 carat diamond lodged in a woman's intestine. the woman from china confessed to stealing the diamond by swallowing it. the gem stone is worth about $280,000. an exhibiter reported the diamond missing. the woman is being detained on a theft charge. a chinese man was also arrested in the case. if you've ever got and quick ride from uber or, you know how convenient it is, right? and now there's something similar for kids. it's called shovel. but, is it safe? that's the big question, and how does it work exactly? our samuel burk found out.
>> reporter: would you let a stranger drive your kids around? that's exactly what mary ing man does. were you like, who would let their kids go with a stranger? >> no. being city dwellers, we're pretty accustomed to taxis. my kids are familiar with taxis and ubers and lyfts. are you saying what kind of irresponsible parent am i? >> that's what everybody wants to know. what do you say to that? >> what i say to that is that these people have designed a really great system, that the people who are driving are women who have a lot of experience with children. so it does take a little bit of getting used to, but i think my kids' experience has made us all feel very comfortable about it. >> reporter: the boys say riding the shudle is like car-pooling
with neighbors. >> it's taxi, it feels like a neighbor or something than someone like a stranger. >> reporter: is there any type of special thing you have to tell them so that they know it's you, you know that it's them? >> yeah, they usually say the pass code thingy. >> they have the app, and we know our passwords, and the passwords will picture us. >> so we have pickle for miles and chicken for devon. >> yep. >> reporter: sally bryan took up shudle driving as a way to make a few extra bucks. what type of process did you have to go through to apply? >> there was an in-person interview, and i will to apply with my driver's license so that the shudle could do background checks, and then we got fingerprinted. >> reporter: it's a huge responsibility driving your own kid. it must be even more of a responsibility when you're driving somebody else's kids.
does that make it nerve-wracking? >> for me, it's an important part of the job. i know i've been a good mom and i would like my kids with somebody like me. >> reporter: there's technology in place to assist and monitor the humans. what type of live real time monitoring is happening while shudle drivers are on the road with kids. >> every single shudle ride is monitored by a full-time shudle employee. rides can also be monitored by parents on their app. >> reporter: and there's a monitor? >> we can tell how fast they're going. did they accelerate to quickly, did they stop short? did they just roll through a stop? >> reporter: all that driver scrutiny comes at a cost. unlike you know ir oir, uber or lyft, it's available on in
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[ speaking in foreign language ] >> reporter: if i just knock on the door, hello! oh! the clever lady behind this muppet is none other than this lady. what a wonderful job. tell me about your character. >> she's six years old, clever. she wants to play with everyone, and she's helpful. >> reporter: a lot has changed since she went off air the first time. including the way young people are engaging with the show. >> 30 years ago we had few platforms. currently we're talking about a content that should be on different platforms. so it's not as much as the show, as the live shows, the games,
the e books, the books that we need to develop in arabic to help the kids, you know, feel the effectiveness of the show. >> reporter: you are too young to have been around during the first series. >> well, yeah. i was born after it was finished. yeah. i was born in 1994. i didn't grow up with the show, but my dad used to videotape it for my older brothers, so i did watch it. >> reporter: the crew here have a modern twist on old-school poetry. it's a big hit with kids in the middle east. just as its predecessor once captivated their parents. becky anderson, cnn, abu dhabi. >> how about that. and you've been watching "cnn newsroom." i'm rosemary church. errol barnett joins me for a look at the top stories right
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stretched to the limit. germany reintroduces border controls with austria after more than 15,000 migrants arrive over the weekend. a pair of fast-moving fires in northern california destroys hundreds of homes and forces thousands to evacuate. and apology. 32 years in the making to a former winner of the ms. america pageant. >> hello and welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world. i'm rosemary church. >> and i'm errol barnett. this is "cnn newsroom." eu ministers are meeting in brussels in the coming hours, looking for ways to solve the escalating migrant crisis, but some are already on record opposing mandatory quotas for the number of mieg rabtss each european country takes in.
germany has imposed temporary controls at its border with austria, trying to stop the flow of people. police say 16,000 refugees and migrants arrived in munich over the weekend. but other countries are taking action too. hungary and the czech republic are also putting new border controls in place. >> now a senior international correspondent atika shubert joins us now from munich with the latest on the situation there in germany. as we just mentioned, it is stunning to see that some 16,000 migrants arrived in munich over the weekend. the city now at capacity according to officials, but there is no clear plan for them all just yet. did germany feel that they had to stop the inflow without a comprehensive plan from other eu nations? >> caller: well, this is just it. what germany has been saying is that while it will take in as many as 800,000 refugee applications this year, it does need to have a better system by
which people are coming in. and it's appealed for help from other eu nations, but clearly, coming to agreement with all 28 members is going to be very difficult. it's been warning for some time that it's going to be reaching full capacity and it may need to put in border controls. it's done this temporarily. it's not unprecedented. it's done border controls before, during the g-7 summit for security reasons. this time it's checking all the cars coming in for people with valid ids, to figure out if they are refugees, if so, where do they register. they're also stopping a lot of the train traffic between austria and germany. my understanding is that most of the trains have restarted in the last few hours. however, the main train that goes to munich is still not running. and what they have done is try to redirect all refugees onto one specific train to try to get them to the refugee centers to register as quickly as possible.
this is basically germany's attempt to deal with this tremendous influx. the problem is, it doesn't seem to be slowing down. in fact, we know that about 16,000 came in yesterday. that's about as many as germany took in a year of refugees. so it's a staggering amount that's coming in. and they expect a similar number today they don't know when that's going to end. >> in many ways, atika, this just reveals the difficult situation so many eu nations are in as we wait today for eu diplomats to discuss a comprehensive plan. you have tens of thousands of people streaming in to various european nations. some of them migrants. some of them refugees. so they're offered a different type of legal status. and it's just been a confusion and chaos in the meantime. do you get the sense that in munich, though, those who have arrived are being cared for? or is the city literally at its tipping point? its brink?
>> caller: i think what they are trying to do here is manage it as best they k they do not want to see any chaotic scenes. so they're warning ahead of time when they start filling up. so what munich has been doing for example. they're saying, well, listen, our temporary shelters are getting full. there may be other cities that have places. they're thinking of contingency plans such as whether the former olympic stadium should have beds and shelters in there. whether or not they can, for example, take over some empty commercial spaces and transform them into temporary shelters. so it's not as though the city is completely overwhelmed. but what it means is that authorities say to give people the best and humane conditions that we can, we need to be able to sort of spread the burden around to other cities as well and to other countries of the problem is not just that nation quotas, it's making sure that every country's able to accept a certain percentage of refugees but also making sure that
refugees have a legal and safe way to get to the countries that are willing to take them. >> atika shubert on the line with us from munich germany, ahead of what's an important week as far as establishing new guidelines and rules for these tens of thousands of refugees. and, as you said there, things being used like former olympic stadiums just to deal with the massive influx being witnessed now. atika, thanks. now the constant flow of refugees and migrants also continues across the aegean sea, on sunday, a wooden boat capsized off a greek island. 34 people died. almost of ha lf of them were children. >> now in a separate incident, dozens were forced into the water after their dinghy sank. people desperately clung to inflatable rings.
others swam toward the shore. u.n. human rights officials are not happy about the new border control, saying it could leave thousands of migrants in limbo. >> either we continue to build these borders and treat people with brutality, putting them in detention camps or we have to accept that asylum seekers will continue to come to europe and have to be treated in a humane manner, to claim their legal right to asylum. >> meantime, hungary is quickly trying to finish a fence on its border with serbia. officials say they want to have this completed by october. the rai razor wire fence would span 177 kilometers. >> you can get much more on this story on our website. we have dedicated a special section to the migrant crisis, a look at their journey, who they are and possible solutions. and that is all at
cnn.com,/international. there are other stories we're tracking for you. turkey's facing some violence. they imposed a curfew. police fired water canons at protesters. president erdogan is vowing the fight will continue until not one terrorist is left. yemen's exiled government is pulling out of upcoming u.n.-sponsored peace talks. the president's office said he won't agree to talks with houthi rebels unless they withdraw from areas they've seized, including the capital sanaa. >> meantime, coalition troops are conducting a ground attack in marib. and we spoke with the editor in chief of "the yemen post."
>> they have killed civilians. only today, alone, separately, over 150 airstrikes were conducted. yet, it's a war zone right now. yet, again, you cannot defeat or win this war by fighting. there must be another solution. six months and still ongoing only presumming that the other side cannot solve their differences by war. and both sides have severe wounds in this war. but it seems it will only get worse. by far the strongest it's been in the northern part of yemen over the last six months. >> now the u.n. envoy to yemen was expected to announce a time and place for the peace talks within two days. now to a horrifying story. 12 tourists are dead and ten
others are injured after egyptian security forces mistook them for terrorists. mexico is demanding a thorough investigation. ian lee is in cairo and joins us with the details. so many questions and people wondering how on earth to security detail mistake tourists for terrorists. what happened here? >> reporter: well, what we're hearing this morning is that there was a security operation under way in the area where these tourists were. it was a joint operation between the army and the police. they say that they were pursuing isis militants. that this is where the confusion came in. and where this attack on these tourists took place. and 12 people were killed, two of them mexican nationals. ten injured, including five mexican nationals. the egyptian government is
investigating what exactly happens as well as the mexican government is pushing for that, but the western desert is known as being a very, a bit like the wild west of egypt. there is a security presence out there. but by and large, it is barren, it is desolate. we have had isis attacks out there since the past year, just last month they kidnapped and bee headed a croatian man. so this is an area that is fairly dangerous. the egyptian government has in the past told tourists not to go out there. right now we're hearing conflicting reports about whether or not these tourists actually had permits and had notified the government that they would be out in that area, which is close to an egyptian military establishment. >> and of course a shocking situation for those who were killed, for those who are injured, for the families
involved. but for the government of egypt, of course, most people would be looking at this going, i'm not going to travel to egypt. it's going to have an incredible impact on tour itch fism for th country. >> reporter: that's exactly correct. they are trying to revitalize the tourism industry, spending millions of dollars trying to promote tourist industry. they were saying it was an isolated to the northern sinai. but when you have tourists going out and being killed in the western desert, far from the sinai, it does make tourists wonder if it is safe, and egypt is trying to promote the image that it is a safe country to visit to, but when they have incidents like this, it just hurts the country even further. and this is a country that relies heavily on those tourist dollars. they've been trying to get it
back since the 2011 revolution. millions of people in this country make their livelihoods off of this, and this is just another incident that the government and those operators just didn't need. >> exactly. and we are waiting to hear more details on how this happened. ian lee reportingcairo. thanks to you. taliban agents stormed an afghan prisoners and 50 were freed. a car bomb was detonated in ghazni. the ten suicide fighters carried out the attack. three of them died. the afghan national police have reportedly arrested three of the escapees. well, in the united states, a county clerk who refused to give marriage licenses to same-sex couples will return to work in the coming hours. >> kim davis was jailed for five
days, you may remember, for refusing those licenses. but she's required to issue under state and federal law. but she says it is against her religious beliefs. our chris welsh has the latest from kentucky. >> reporter: the local police and sheriff's department here said they're preparing for potentially large crowds here when kim davis, the county clerk here reports to her job monday morning. this will be first time she'll be at work since she was in skpral for five days. she was, of course, in jail for contempt of court for refusing to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples. while she was in prison, her deputies had been issuing those licenses. when she returns, the question remains, will she allow those deputies to continue issuing licenses or will she step in and refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. the judge did not mince words when he allowed her to leave jail last week. he said if she continues to deny these couples these licenses he
would have no problem holding her in contempt once again and possibly sending her once again to jail. now no one knows exactly what she will do. it seems the only person who knows what kim davis will do is kim davis herself. her attorneys have been filing motion after motion in the hopes of overturning this judge's order. they have been fighting. she even sent an emergency petition to the u.s. supreme court. that did not work. on friday, her team filed another appeal yet again. they have not issued a response. i'm chris welsh, cnn. two growing wildfires in northern california are chasing thousands of people from their homes. we'll bring you the latest developments next. plus, no rest for the weary in havana, with so much to be done before the pope arrives.
a rapidly-growing wildfire in the u.s. has destroyed 400 homes in northern california. you're seeing some of the footage here. officials say the so-called valley fire has burned more than 50,000 acres or 20,000 hectares west of the city of sacramento. >> the governor has declared a state of emergency in two counties. and we've learned one person may have died in this fire >> and do the east of sacramento firefighters are battling yet another wildfire. >> thousands of people have been forced to evacuate their homes. cnn's nick valencia reports. >> it's awful. >> reporter: two massive wildfires burning in northern california are spreading fast, threatening homes, property, and lives. >> it's a reminder this is how the conditions are in california right now. and with the temperatures and low humidity, four years of a drought, the conditions are very extreme. >> reporter: of the 1,000 fire personnel battling the valley
fire flames, so far four suffered burn injuries and have been transported to the uc davis medical center where they are in stable condition. >> the firefighters there, i'm sure they're emotionally drained, physically drained after being stuck in a situation where your life's on the line doing your job. >> reporter: mandatory evacuations have been ordered for many communities in the fire zone, a shaken joyce reim got out just in time. >> we were stuck in the middle of the fire, couldn't go either way. and we were stuck. we saw the flames going up the hill toward our house. >> reporter: meanwhile, just over 100 miles away, the butte fire has grown to more than 65 thousand acres, also fueled by dry conditions. >> the embers were heading toward me, and i was going to take a picture, and i didn't have time to take my phone out of my pocket to take a picture. it was that hot and that fast. >> reporter: 6400 structures are being threatened, more than 430
have already been destroyed. in both fires, residents say they had very little time to escape the fast-moving flames. >> we smelled the smoke, and we went outside. and our neighbors were in a panic. they told us to leave. we went across, and we helped them get their, the important things out of their home, their barn, unfortunately, burned down. >> reporter: nick valencia, cnn, atlanta. >> now our meteorologist pedram javaheri joins us now to give us the big picture of all this. and one thing we keep hearing from people is that they just didn't have time to evacuate. the speed at which these blazes burn and jump is amazing. >> it's one of the more prolific fires i've seen as far as how quickly. it burned at a rate of 34 acres per minute or a half acre per second. that's 21,000 square feet. so you're talking an incredible amount of land burning within one second, and that continues over a 24-hour period.
so you've gone from 50 acres to 50,000 acres in one day's time. this has burned from saturday into sunday. very mountainous, very hilly, precisely what you expect in this region of california. we're talking 60 miles to the northwest of sacramento and lake county. 0% containment. that's concern right here. it's been tremendously windy, and that's exacerbated the problem. middletown, california, showing you how quickly things have gone out of control and what errol was touching on as far as being little time to prepare. the fires of course within themselves create windy conditions. and then you have these embers carried downstream and deposited downstream, so you create fires farther downstream and it continues. and across amador, we've had 65,000 acres burned. the concern is that particular one, some 6400 structures also
threatened buy the fiy the fire. we have rain in the forecast. unfortunately, it looks like it will be north of the valley fire. but you look to the middle portion of the week, the storm track takes a pretty significant track for this time of year. it will dip toward northern california on wednesday. could be a couple inches of snowfall above 7,000 feet. so good news when it comes to getting some moisture across that region of california. i want to share this story coming out of france. we know significant flooding taking place across the south of france. really impressive footage considering no reports of fatalities out of this region. the rainfall totals very, very heavy. talking about four inches coming down in a three to four hour period. a lot of the rainfall kind of popping up within a very short time period over a very densely populated region. so the flooding continued downstream, and you look for their forecast, a tropical storm
by the name of henry over the western atlantic. we know by the middle portion of this week rain showers and plenty of them across the western end of europe. so we've got, of course, the other end of the spectrum, the fires and drought and too much rain now across parts of france as well. >> hmm. yeah. >> it's a constant problem, isn't it? >> constant problem. >> thanks pedram. >> appreciate it. well, some sports news now and a fitting end to an incredible year for the top men's tennis layer in the world. novak djokovic defeated roger federer in four tough sets sunday to win the u.s. open championship. >> it's his second open title and fourth of the year. he need to all the championships this year, losing only the french open. he now has ten grand slam championships overall. >> incredible. cuba is getting ready for a visit from pope francis. he will head to the island on saturday before traveling to the
united states. >> that's right. and cuba has had papal visits before. but as our patrick altman explains, this one is special for many reasons. >> reporter: we are in havana's cathedral square, and this is going to be one of the places pope francis visits on his first stop to cuba and the united states. as you can see, let's walk over here towards the cathedral. they're getting everything ready at a furious pace. still lots of work be being done here. streets being fixed up. builds being painted. they're still repairing a lot of the facade of this centuries-old cathedral. why is this so important for cuba? several reasons. this is the first pope from this hemisphere, first latin-american pope, first pope, even though two others have come here previously, who will be able to address cubans in native spanish. this is a pope who played a key role in improving relations between the united states and cuba, urging presidents barack
obama and raul castro to make the deal that really ended 50 years of cold war animosity. so this will be his first opportunity to come to cuba following this landmark deal. he says he wants to meet regular cubans, reach out to them, talk to them. and there's a lot of expectation about what the pope will say when he meets raul castro, whether he will meet former cuban leader fidel castro, and whether he'll be able to continue and push forward his efforts to improve the reconciliation between these two countries, but right now it's really just a race to get everything ready. patrick alman, cnn, havana. so, as we just heard there, the pope will head to the u.s. after leaving cuba. he'll be there for five days, starting in washington before continuing on to new york and philadelphia. he'll also address a joint meeting of congress as well as speed at the united nations general assembly. all tickets for a papal mass in philadelphia were reportedly
>> i'm rosemary church. and it is that time to check the headlines. germany is temporarily imposing controls on the border with austria. ahead of an eu emergency meeting on the crisis, germany is calling on other countries to take in more of the displaced people. but hungary and the czech republic are tightening their borders instead. mexican authorities are talking about the killing of people killed in a tour group. and at any others were wounded after being mistaken for terrorists. this happened in the country's western desert region. in the u.s., the governor of california has declared a state of emergency in two northern counties with a wildfire spreading quickly. the so-called valley fire has burned 50,000 acres or more than
20,000 hectares west of sacramento. 400 homes have been destroyed and officials say one person may have died in that fire. well, i want to go back now to the migrant crisis in europe. tens of thousands of migrants arrived at budapest's main railway station in the past week. most of them need food, water and a little bit of human kindness. >> yeah, local volunteers are on hand to help them get through all the chaos and onto trains headed wirs. cnn caught up with some of those volunteers. here they are in their own words. >> at 6:00, from every morning, this gates behind us open for the refugees. as you can see, there are so many of them. all of them, they just want to go inside. and they push each other. so it's really hard to work in
this situation. and our job is how to solve this problem. some of them, they didn't sleep since like three days or more. and they just left one of the family in the line. so they left them inside to wait the line, in the line. after that, he try to call his family. when the family come, the other people cannot understand that. >> the volunteers cannot organize all the refugees at once. like, and they all want to reach the train, and the problem is there is too many people making too much chaos, and it's basically no organization at the moment. and for that reason we don't really know what to do and how to deal with the situation. >> there are 2,000, maybe, here. but in the transit zone, there are more. there are more. every day they are more and
more. >> we put it in the facebook all the time. some news about the please everyone who speak the language, speak arabic and english, speak hungarian, please come. we need your help. but everyone have their life, he have his work, his university, but when he can come he come. >> my name is ali from libya. i decide to help this people because, as you know, before we had the same situation in my country of so we know what does it mean to be out of your country under the bombs and everything. give us like motivation to come here and help these people. >> started and traveled. go turkish. and sea. now i am in budapest at the
train to austria and go to german. i love german. i love arabia. i love. >> i am mother, and also i have my work. but just i am take all them and the university study. everyone he finish the university, he come to here. all the mother and father who he has time to come to here and help are coming to help. all them have a story. really, there are too many terrible story. i am listening to this story maybe from 11 or 12 families. there are some family, this taxi man, he take his child, and she said don't give back your child, don't give me the money. really is terrible story. everyone have a story, everyone has something. but don't know what i said.
but this now what we have. >> and there was another deadly capsizing in the aegean sea, ivan watson joins us now from the greek/macedonian border to talk about what he's been seeing and witnessing. ivan, it was just last week you were showing us migrants and refugees in turkey taking to the waters, heading to greece. now we're seeing a deadly outcome for some. walk us through what you've seen. >> reporter: well, in this case, it's a terrible and deadly disaster that the coast guard has described as a wooden-hulled boat which was not the typical smuggling vessel that we were seeing migrants using on the aegean sea. in this case, a wooden-hulled boat that was believed to have held more than 100 passengers, refugees and migrants, with a terrible death toll when it capsized off of the coast of a
very small greek island. the coast guard says at least 34 people drowned as a result of this capozisizincapsizing. among the dead, a large number of children. at least 15 children. five girls, six boys and four infants. now the coast guard says they rescued some 99 passengers aboard that vessel. but still, it's a terrible death toll when it comes about a week after another deadly incident, a little bit more than a week after another deadly incident when a raft overturned in waters very close to where this disaster happened. and we saw those awful images of a little boy who died and his body washed up on the shore of a turkish beach. there is an informal flotilla, you could argue, of scores of different types of rafts and boats leaving every day from the
turkish coast to greek islands. thousands of people a day landing in this unofficial back door into europe, and i'm on the macedonian/greek border. thousands of people pass here every day from greece into macedonia on their way into central europe. and every person that i've spoken to has crossed the aegean sea on board one of these barely-seaworthy, overcrowded little vessels. >> and the tfact that they continue to do so despite the risks speaks volumes of what they've come from. thanks. cnn has been busy prepping for wednesday's republican presidential debate. coming up, we will take you behind the scenes. and the ronald reagan library and show you things you won't see at the big event. we'll be back in a moment with that. oh, look. we have a bunch of...
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there's a bit of political drama in australia. the country's prime minister is now facing another leadership challenge from within his own party. >> yeah, just hours after tony abbott brushed off speculation that party members were seeking his ouster, former communications minister, malcolm turnbull stepped down and called for a leadership ballot. turnbull told reporters a different style of leadership is needed. mr. abbott last faced a challenge by members of his own liberal party in february. and of course he was saying ah, this is gossip, just political rumor. >> today's reality. >> so we are waiting to hear from tony abbott, who's going to react very soon. as soon as that happens, we will bring it to you. now to politics in the united states. and many presidential candidates took a break from campaigning
this weekend, but not bernie sanders. he has been graining on hillary clinton in the polls. he's just ten points behind the front runner nationwide. >> and it was a rather quiet day for republicans, for once. as those candidates prepare for cnn's prime time presidential debate. but many of them are talking tough before the big event. >> well, i'm a deal maker. i'll make great deals for this country. ben can't do that. he's a doctor. he's not a deal maker. >> i'm gratsfied to see that so many people are starting to listen to what i'm saying. and evaluating on its merits as opposed to listening to what people have portrayed me as saying. it makes a big difference. >> we're convinced in a state where caucuses are the name of the game and it's about five months out, we've got time to make the grassroots connection and get that message out. >> i have absolutely no doubt that i can come to congress, not cave like other people have done, and get the job done.
>> and, as we gear up for cnn's republican debate, jake tapper has a look at the preparations taking place at the reagan library in california. >> here he shows us some of the secrets the library reveals about the late u.s. president it's named after. take a look. >> reporter: the debate may still be days away, but it is all systems go here at the ronald reagan labor ratheibrary. this is the stage. you can see and hear workers getting the stage ready. normally this floor doesn't even exist here. they're all getting prepared for what will be a momentous evening in presidential politics. the republican candidates will have this as their backdrop -- air force one. >> this is the plane that flew president reagan for all eight years of his administration. >> reporter: it's one of many impressive pieces of presidential memorabilia on display. air force one was always fully
stocked. was there anything on there that was particular to president reagan? >> there sure was. he loved chocolate cake. aboard every single flight there was a chocolate cake in the back alley, not just because he loved it, but because just in case somebody whispered hey, mr. president, it's jake's birthday, they could come out and sing happy birthday. >> reporter: more than 400,000 people pay their respects to our 40th president. he was laid here to rest in his beloved california, facing west ward so he can forever look out towards the pacific. this is real? >> a real piece of the berlin wall. came down in 1991. reagan was here in '94 when we received the piece. >> reporter: inside the museum, an exact replica of the oval office, complete with a jar of jellybeans or jelly bellies that he always kept at hand. and it was a way that he -- >> gave up smoking. >> reporter: and so whenever he had a fix. >> he had jelly bellies every
where. >> reporter: the plane, the oval, trappings of the very office the candidates will be battling to reach wednesday night. i'm jake tapper for cnn, in simi valley, california. and we'd like to remind you not to forget to tune in wednesday to cnn when the republican presidential candidates face off in back to back debates. watch live on september 16th, starting 11:00 in london. 8:00 thursday london time, that's 9:00 in central europe only on cnn. and the winner of this year's ms. america pageant is -- well, that's coming up. plus the ms. america pageant issues an apology to former pageant winner vanessa williams. those details and more after the break.
resign back in 1984 after nude photos surfaced. those images were taken before she claimed the title. sunday night, ms. america's ceo aapologi apologized to ms. williams. >> on behalf of today's organization, i want to apologize to you. and to your mother, ms. helen williams! [cheers and applause] i want to apologize for anything that was said or done that made you feel any less the ms. america you are and the ms. america you always will be! >> it took some time, but there it is. williams helped judge sunday night's contest and 21 year old betty cantrell of warner robins, georgia is the new ms. america and beat 51 contestants to take
home this year's crown. >> now she performed an operattic song. she was questioned on tom brady on the cheating scandal, the so-called deflate gate. before sam smith lost 50 pounds, the british pop star says he contemplated suicide during struggles with his weight. also in this week's edition of in touch magazine, george clooney is proposing a solution to the gender imbalance in hollywood. >> and some are garnering buzz after screenings at the venice film festival. kim serafin joins me now. so kim, let's start with the startling admission from singer sam smith who says he wanted to kill himself over weight issues.
that is a real concern. and a frightening message to be putting out there. just how bad did it get for him? >> yeah, it's scary. sam smith, if anyone has seen him recently, he looks dramatically different. i lost about 50 pounds. he did this by working with a nutritionist apparently. but what made him lose weight was he saw himself in a picture from new year's eve on the beach. and he felt so bad looking at himself in that picture. great message. he did it the right way, he did it with a nutritionist. it's harder to eat well when you don't have the money. he got that low in his life by just looking at a picture of himself. >> absolutely. it is worrying that if fans see that and think that is a reason why someone should even contemplate suicide. very worrying indeed. but on to happier things. actor george clooney has a
solution for sexism in the industry with a little nudge from his friend sandra bullock, ensuring that male roles get rewritten for women. and that was certainly the case in the upcoming movie "our brand is crisis", is this likely to catch on? >> it's such an obvious way to solve the problem, because so many roles are written for men. and you can convert them for women. it was written for a man and based on james carville's story, really, about a political strategist doing a political campaign overseas. sandra bullock actually, it's her idea, really. she apparently put the word out that she was looking for a film, a role that maybe had been written for a man that they could convert for a woman. and george clooney says we could do this with more roles. so it is obvious that george clooney the man, is getting all the credit for this solution for women that sandra bullock really
first started. >> it really emphasizes this whole problem with sexism in the industry. but good on that for sandra and it's good to see george backing her up. but it was her idea. >> he's used to powerful women. we know that with his wife. >> and that takes us to actor buzz after screenings at the venice film festival and the toronto film festival. and sandra bullock is one of them. >> this is the time of year when the movies that open are the oscar-worthy movies and for the oscar-worthy roles. so you're starting to get buzz. first off, sandra bullock in this movie, then also you have johnny depp playing whitey bulg bulger. this one apparently, he just transforms into whitey bulger.
and matt damon, another favorite oscar winner from a long time ago getting a lot of buzz for the martian. this could be matt damon's second oscar. and you have new movies opening with tom hanks and meryl streep and the steve jobs movie. so this is a great time to see movies coming up. and these are the oscar, buzz-worthy movies. >> great movies and great actors in the mix. always a pleasure to chat with you. thanks so much. >> great, thanks so much. >> and great movies to choose from. thanks for your company. i'm rosemary church. >> and i'm errol barnett. early start is next for those of you in the states. stay tuned for "cnn newsroom." >> have a great day.
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