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in a rare moment, pope francis speaks to americans in english. >> plus, a long-awaited maes agreement in colombia. the country comes to terms with a rebel group. >> and the clock is ticking for a shiite man in saud rainbow yo who is due to be beheaded and crucified. why groups are begging to spare his life. >> here in the united states and those watching all around the world. i'm errol barnett. >> i'm rosemary church. thanks for joining us.
this is "cnn news room." our top story this hour, proep fr -- pope francis will address a united states joint session of congress. it will be just hours from now part of his six-day tour of the united states. the pope spent wednesday at numerous events including a white house ceremony including president obama. the leaders made clear they are united on many issues that divide americans. >> his presence could be felt the moment he arrived. as cheers erupted across the nations capital, when the tiny fiat carrying pope francis pulled up to the white house. before a sea of the faithful assembled on the south law, the pope joined president obama to deliver a message that seemed so coordinated it could have come from political running mates.
>> remind us that the lord's most powerful message is mercy. >> on imgrak, president obama called for compassion. >> that means welcoming the stranger with empathy and a truly open heart. is from the refugee who flees war-torn lands to the immigrant who leaves home in search of a better life. >> and so did the pope. speaking in carefully practiced english so americans could hear from him directly. >> as the son of an immigrant family, i am happy to be a guest in this country, which was nationally built by such families. >> pope francis pleaded with world leaders to protect the environment, describing the planet as our common home. >> it seems clear to me also that climate change is a problem
we can no longer be left to our future generations. >> it was as if they were reading the same speech. >> we support your call to all world leaders to support the communities most vulner to changing climate. to preserve our precious world for future generations. >> the only disagreement came when the pope talked about marriage, reminding the two leaders they're divided on gay rights. the president and pope had a rare one-on-one meeting, discussing the syrian refugee crisis to the battle against is isis. minutes later, the pontiff was paraded down constitution avenue. his fiat switched out for the pope mobile. all the better for kissing babies along the way. then he was off to an address to u.s. bishops, where he repeated his concerns on immigration.
so far, the pope's visit is everything the white house could have hoped for. no surprise in this white house video. even the president sounds like a fan. >> so glad uh you're here in the united states. >> despite what sounded like a unified message aides and the president said they had no idea what pope francis was going to say until he said it. it's unclear how much help the pope's support will be for the president's agenda. the world will get a sense of that when john boehner hosts the speech to congress on thursday. cnn, the white house. now on wednesday, pope francis canonized a controversial 18th century priest as a saint, the first such ceremony in the u.s. >> he was a missionary from spain credited with spreading christianity in california. but to native american he's viewed as the man responsible for the mistreatment and brutal
deaths of their ancestors as he converted their communities to his way of thinking. >> the vatican said the pope met with neative americans after junipero's canonization. >> proep fan sis also met with the little sisters of the poor in washington on wednesday. the catholic news agency reports the sisters filed a lawsuit against the obama administration for the 2012 mandate that employers provide insurance for birth control and drugs that can cause abortions. the pope's visit was seen as a sign of support for the women. >> father thomas reese joins us now to talk about what's happening this week. he is the senior analyst for the national catholic reporter. father, thank you for joining us here on cnn. i just want to know what you think we should all make of the pope's u.s. visit so far, considering as warm as a welcome as he's received, conservatives in this country, they are less approving of him now than they were earlier this year. >> well, it's interesting.
actually, most americans, most catholics love this pope. the people who don't like him are the conservative commentators on radio and television and the blogosphere. these are the people who are taking him on and attacking h him. these are people that only want the churnl to talk ant abortion, gay marriage and birth control. and this pope has got a much bigger agenda than that. he wants to talk about the poor, about immigrants and refugees. about globalization. and he wants to criticize capitalism. and of course, a big item on his agenda is concern about global warming and the environment. >> i'm just wondering if to it's almost exposing a chasm between most catholics and the political
conservatives in d.c. who do kind of point the narrative, the conversation in a different direction. for example, he made a point while at the white house to mention responsible care for our common home, effectively saying climate change and what to do about it is a moral issue. is that the main sticking point, do you think, for political conservatives? >> well, this is a pope who actually as a young man studied as a scientist. he studied chemistry. and actually worked as a chemist before he entered the seminary. so he's got some science background. and he has listened to scientists all over the world and accepts the kwon census view that global change is happening, it's being caused by human activity. and for him, this is a moral iss issue. because it's going to impact people all over the world. i mean, if the ocean rises, countries like bangladesh are going to be flooded. if all the glaciers melt, where
is india going to get its water for its rivers? this is going to be an absolute disaster, and he's saying we can't postpone dealing with this. it's not up to future generations. this is our obligation to do something to deal with climate change today. >> we'll certainly stay tuned. father thomas reese, thanks for your time today. >> thank you. >> colombia's government is taking a major step toward ending its 50-year ward with leftist rebels. the two sides signed a peace commitment wednesday in cuba aimed at reaching a final deal within six months. the plan calls for tribunals to try those accused of the most serious crimes. >> rebels have been fighting the government since 1964 in a conflict that's killed more than 200,000 people. the peace agreement calls for a commission to provide compensation to war victims.
>> and for more, let's bring in cnn's juan carlos lopez. he's live in havana. good to chat with you. so juan, let's start with the significance of this peace commitment. after 50 long years of fighting between the colombian goth and the farc rebels. >> he said this process would not accept another failure. there were hopes by the colombians and the farc and the cubans for this announcement to be made while the pope was here, but that wasn't possible. why is it significant? because both the farc and the colombian government have rea reached an agreement on the most contentious point. that's what's going to happen to the victims? and those who committed the biggest crimes? there's an expectation some would go to jail. this contemplates that possibility, but spells it out in different ways. it's an agreement that would be
signed in sick months, but now there's a concrete date. that's also significant. and also the announcement by farc that 60 days after they sign an agreement, which would be march 23, 2016, that would be the cutoff date, 60 days after that, they would start disarming and become a political party. there's still a lot of work to be done, but for colombians to see the president, who belongs to one of the most traditional and politically involved families in the country in the same stage with jiminez, the leader of farc who has been fighting the government for 50 years, joined by raul castro, this is a very significant issue. a lot of people are happy, a lot of people are not. but it is a process that is ongoing. >> okay. so what is in this peace commitment exactly? and how different will it likely be to the final deal that, as you mentioned, will be signed months from now? >> what they've been doing is
going part by part. they've talked about agricult e agriculture, they talked about composition. but this was justice for the victims. they created a system where whoever confesses to committing these crimes will face punishment, but will not face jail. if a person who committed crimes -- this is an agreement between equals. so if someone who belonged to the state committed the crimes or someone who belonged to farc committed the crimes, they both will have the same benefits. five to eight years of retribution. that's a process where they would find a way to compensate the victims. but if the person don't confess to their crimes, then they could face five to eight years for jail. for those crimes considered crime against humanity. and those people condemned by justice, they could face 20 years. the question people are asking now, would this be ratified by the constitution of colombia or by the international criminal court? is this justice or not? but the farc have agreed to
this. and they said they're willing to advance in the process and to sign this agreement before the six months are over. so a significant announcement, a very significant announcement that colombians are going to have to look forward to. and by the way, president santos and the farc leader reiterated, colombians have to go and vote and decide if they accept this agreement or not. but it's been over five decades of war. and as you mentioned, over 200,000 victims. >> yeah. unbelievable details there. and very significant. juan carlos lopez, joining us live from havana, cuba. many thanks to you. >> more important stories we're tracking for you. before he headed to the white house, china's president met with some of the biggest tech leaders in the u.s. >> microsoft's campus in washington state, xi jiaping spoke with microsoft's founder, facebook's founder and apple ceo among others. he told executives a secure cyberspace is important around the world.
>> earlier in the day, mr. xi announced a multimillion dollar bill to buy 300 jets from boeing. andrew stevens joins us now from hong kong with more on that. and the meeting with tech executive. andrew good to see you. let's begin with a meeting between chinese and u.s. leaders. they got a chance to voice concerns over intellectual property rights. i'm wondering what message president xi brought to this discussion. >> this was a meeting of the big beasts of the tech sector really in the two biggest economies in the world. so you did have some real heavyweights in there at a forum which has been organized by a former treasury secretary and presided over president xi. president xi dangling the prospect of the world's second biggest economy, continuing with relatively high growth for a long time to come.
and a sector which is performing above many, many of the other sectors. 1.2 billion mobile users, 600 million internet users. these are the carrot he's offering to u.s. businesses about what they can achieve if they get in there. it's a massive market to get into. but there are caveats. the chinese want to see -- they want their help enlisted of these americans to try to get more high tech information and high tech manufacturing processes across interchina to help the chinese economy. the sticking point, of course, is the rules. as you mentioned, it's intellectual property. just how can oilt be protected? the executives are really laying out their stalls, if you like, saying of course i want to do business. but they need certain guarantees. the chinese are saying x
xi jiaping is saying we understand as well. how close are minds coming to action. we have to see how it's interpreted in the white house. president obama has been very, very strong on cybercrime. there are sanctions on the table. they haven't been triggered, but he wants a sea change from china about dealing with hacking. so that remains the big, big stumbling block. here. >> that's right, president xi will meet with president obama on friday. the most optimistic view is perhaps the most loose frame work in pencil on that issue can at least come out of this visit. andrew stevens, live in hong kong for us today. thanks, andrew. >> you're zone leaders are pledging more than a billion dollars to middle eastern nations, dealing with people fleeing the fighting in syria. eu president is predicting, quote, the greatest tide of refugees and migrants is yet to come. mr. tusk announced the aid
package at an emergency summit to discuss a proposed quota plan. >> now, the u.n. refugee agency says as of august, 4 million syrians have fled to neighboring countries and north africa. this agency and the world is food program will use the aid money to help lebanon, jordan and the other countries in the region. and in just a few hours from now, german chancellor angela merkel will address parliament on the humanitarian crisis unfolding in europe. and later today, she'll host a refugee summit from the country's state premiers. these events come amid criticism from leaders to address the migrant crisis. >> heads roll at volkswagen. the boss quits over the company's falsified diesel emissions. but he said he had no hand in it. back in a moment. can a business have a mind?
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volkswagen revealed that 11 million cars worldwide have emissions discrepancies. >> the numbers are incredible. the ceo says there was no wrongdoing on his part. the head of the company's supervisory board says those who are responsible will be held accountable. >> we agreed at today's meeting that all procedures must be clarified with the upmost decisiveness. and misconduct has to be punished. at the same time, we are determined to make a fresh start. mike huckabee is going after barack obama's faith saying he pretends to be a christian.
ben carson recently commented that he would not support a muslim president. listen. >> i'm less concerned about what faith a person has. i'm more concerned about the authenticity of their faith and how that plays ou from the theircies. i'm also concerned about a guy who believes he's a christian and pretends to be and says he is, but then does things that makes it very difficult for people to practice their christian faith. >> now donl trump says he will unveil a detailed tax plan next week with tax cuts for the middle class and increase for hedge fund managers. >> on wednesday, he was in attack mode on the campaign trail in south carolina. >> republican front-runner donald trump back on offense, going after his republican and democratic rivals alike. >> h illry has become very shrill.
marco rubio, as an example, he's got no money, zero. i think that's okay. it's fine. maybe it's good politically to say you owe money because you overborrowed on your credit cards. >> mocking his opponents for his their appearances at last week's debate in. >> in a room that was 100 degrees. that room was hot. i mean, poor chris christie. no, it was true. it was an amazing thing. i was like a piece of water. rubio, i was never seen a young guy sweat that much. huckabee, nice guy, he was seriously hot. he was soaking wet. i grabbed him around his back. i said good job and it was soaking wet. he was drenched. >> trump also going on a two-day twitter tear against fox news, declaring he's boycotting the network for treating me very unfairly. and calling megyn kelly a lightweight and highly overrated. fox news says trump announced his boycott after fox canceled his interview with host bill
o'reilly scheduled for thursday. >> i don't talk about it anymore. >> this as ben carson can't change the subject away from his controversial comments that a u.s. president shouldn't be a muslim. >> anybody, and that includes any religion who lives according to american values and principles and is willing to put our constitution above their religious ideology is acceptable to me. >> but claiming the fallout has led to a big boost in do nations. >> i mean, the money has been coming in so fast it's hard to even keep us with this. >> meanwhile, carly fiorina, now
polling at second place. she says she thinks trump's rumblings are are a sign that he's getting nervous. and riding the post debate wave of in south carolina, fiorina says she sees that momentum turning into something tangible. >> we're seeing a big up tick in our crowds. they're seeing a strong uptick across the board. >> thousands of north koreans have escaped to the south and only a few have asked to go back. one north korean defector is desperate to return to her family in pyongyang. >> but she says she's trapped in south korea because of a mistake. we share her story in this cnn exclusive.
>> reporter: every hour, every day this wife and mother says she suffers. living with the consequences of what she calls a horrible mistake. the wrong choice i made. my choice of wanting to earn money for my treatment led to the worst situation of my life. kim went to china four years ago, seeking medical care for liver disease but found she couldn't afford it. she said a broker tricked her into going to south korea, promising she would make a lot of money to pay her bills. kim said she didn't realize once she signed the papers renouncing her north korean citizenship, she could never go home. at the time, she says, she didn't even know what a north korean defector meant. desperate to return to her family, kim says she pretended to be a north korean spy, hoping to be deported. instead ending up in prison. today, she's out on parole,
working at a recycling plant. kim says she's trapped in south korea. her arms bear the scars of multiple suicide attempts. in pyongyang, i meet kim's husband and 21-year-old daughter who hasn't seen her mom since she was 17. she asks why? why can't she come back? why do we have to go through such suffering? we ask if they would like to send her a message. >> to my wife in south korea, don't forget, here you have parents, a husband and daughter and a socialist nation. keep on fighting until the end. we show their message to kim. the first time she's seen her family in four years. what am i going to do, she says?
kim also asks to send a message. a tearful apology to her family. >> we meet once again with kim's husband and daughter. they promise to relay her message to her aging parents. unsure when, or if, they'll ever be reunited. >> these two chairs right here, please. >> south korea's unification ministry says the law does not allow them to bring this family back together. like so many others on the divided korean peninsula, the anguish of separation. one of thousands of families torn apart. as the video plays, no words, just heart break. will rippley, cnn, pyongyang, north korea. this is data on a wireless network. look, a door! let's all go through it together!
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>> welcome back. let's update you on top stories right now. pope francis raised some politically seps tif issues including climate change, immigration and marriage during his first full day in the u.s. on wednesday. it's perhaps a signal of what's to come when he addresses a joint meeting of congress hours from now in washington. the pope is in the u.s. if for a six-day visit. >> china's president xi jianping met with top executives at microsoft's headquarters on sunday.
earlier, he announced a multibillion dollar deal to buy 300 jettings from boeing. >> colombia signed a peace commitment with leftist rebels to end more than 50 years of fight. the plan aims for a final agreement within six months. more than 200,000 people have been killed in the conflict. we want to talk a bit more in depth about the colombian peace deal. joining us now from silver spripg spripg, maryland is the senior adviser at the u.s. institute of peace. you can read her blog colombia calls. thank you for your time and for joining us here on cnn today. pope francis even said on sunday that colombia cannot afford yet another failure in peace talks. but why do you think the time is right now on both sides to settle this after 50 years once and for all? >> well, i think certainly the pope's words had a strong impact on the people that were sitting
at the table about the cost of not coming to an agreement soon. the parties, the farc and the government of colombia had been at the table for the last three years. for the last year, they' been work on the agreement on victims. and we find today a new agreement on transitional justice that's historic and quite innovative. and i think the time it's been in the process in the works for a while for the last year. the teams at the table in havana have been consulting with vic m victims. this is a really innovative process in that there's no other peace process in the world where victims have been invited to the table to present their testimonies. i think the impact of that is finally reaching some conclusions.
>> which side needs to buckle to resolve those? >> compromises have been reached. for the longest time, the farc said they would not go to jail. they will restrict restrictions on their liberty in certain conditions. it's a model of what we call historic justice over than punitive or retributive justice. there is no punty. an agreement that there's rights to victims for truth, justice and nonrepetition of the events will be respected. at the same time, the government has agreed to and there will be a process whereby crimes will be investigated. they'll be prosecuted and punished.
they don't allow gross violations of human rights for crime against humanities for war crimes. and in this agreement today they specified these kinds of crimes, monumental brave crimes will not go unpunished. it's a voice for the victims whose voices will finally be heard. i think we will see some very serious effort for justice that shows this kind of violence will not happen again.
>> saudi arabia calls a young man a terrorist. >> his family, though, says he was just a teenager when he was arre arrested, protesting social reform. >> friends and family describe ali as an optimistic and outgoing young man who loves photography, movies, cars and motorcycles. but today, he sits in a saudi prison, condemned to crimes he allegedly committed as a teenager. he was arrested in 2012 during pro democracy protests inspired by the arab spring when he was just 17. convicted of charges including belonging to a terror cell, attacking police with molotov cocktail s, excitement and stoking terrorism according to
saudi state media. now he's set to be executed, beheaded in this public square in riyadh with the added rare punishment of crucifixion. a source close to the family tells cnn, although he took part in the protests he is innocent of the charges. and that his conviction and harsh sentence are, quote, revenge against his uncle. , a cleric. the uncle, a protest leader was conviced by saudi authorities last year on charges including sedition and is also facing the death penalty. cnn has reached out to saudi officials for comment on the case. but there's been no response. previous attempts also went unanswered. human rights groups, journalists and politicians have expressed outrage over the case on special
media. with many activists calling on saudi arabia's king to commute the young man's sentence. a london-based legal charity says much of the case has been held in secret. his final appeal denied last week without the young man or his lawyer present. his parents are expected to visit him in prison on friday. the muslim holiday of ede. it's feared he could be executed and crucified anytime. >> the advocacy director joins me now in the united states. thank you, sir, for talking with us. now, it is of course a very disturbing case of a 20-year-old man facing a public execution for crimes he's accused of committing three years ago. and your organization is calling on saudi arabia to halt the
execution of ali alnimira. how likely is it they will listen? >> they need to listen to the global chorus of people and organizations calling on the saudi arabian government not only to drop the execution but to stop all executions in the country. saudi arabia has a long record of executing people following repeated reports of torturing people in confessing to crimes they may not have committed and it's time to stop this practice, stop this brutality and let ali al-nimr go. >> and the nature of this is what it makes it so particularly disturbing. he was 17 at the time. they're going to, they plan to behead him and then crucify him.
what more needs to be done to pressure saudi arabia authorities. what political power can be applied? >> amnesty international and our members around the world are calling on the saudi arabian government to stop this execution, have a retrial, and investigate the very serious allegations that ali al-nimr was tortured into confessing to crimes he may not have committed. and by the way, these crime ins collude protesting the government. it's important to see just how the saudi arabian zbogovernment applies its death penalty. half the people executed in saudi arabia were executed for nonlethal crimes they were accused of committing, after trialing in which people are tortured into confessing. >> as becky anderson mentioned in her report, ali al-nimr is the nephew of sheikh al nimr.
do you think he's being targeted because of his uncle's actions? >> it's certainly possible. his uncle, the sheikh is one of many people in the eastern provinces of saudi arabia who were very critical of the government's brutality and repression. and his uncle has been given the death sentence of the so-called crime of disobeying the ruler. so it shows just how the saudi arabian government applies the death penalty. this is just one of many cases in which people are facing the death penalty or extended prison sentences for engaging in freedom of speech, freedom of expression. >> thank you so much for talking to us. we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> poverty is expected to be a big topic at the u.n.'s meeting on friday.
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he promised he would be back. >> i first went to rwanda. we had finally got across the line, universal access to arv's, aids drugs. and i was in a teaching hospital and i witnessed six people on a bed, three of them patients under the bed, on top of the bed. the despair of people receiving their diagnosis and realizing it was a death sentence. so an accident of geography, literally, where you live was deciding whether you live. >> later, a decade later, the two were reunited.
>> you come back. it's wonderful. >> it's very moving, challenging for me to realize just how significant the gap is in the quality of care available here and the quality of care available in this which is really rwanda's best children's hospital. >> senator chris coons of delaware was on the trip the general assembly extracting point of viewty will be one of the goals. >> ending extreme poverty by 2030 is entirely possible if we wisely deploy the development dollars, the assistance that's provided by the vieunited state and many other parties. ♪ you can be whatever wanna be >> i'm not really motivated by charity as much as i am motivated by justice. that's where i came in.
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world. our top story this hour proep francis is wasting no time in raising politically sensitive issues including climate change, immigration and marriage during his visit to the united states. his views were made clear on wednesday. his first full day in the u.s. when he fete with president obama at the white house. it may be a sign of what's to come when he addresses a joint meeting in congress just hours from now. jim accosta has more from washington. >> his presence could be felt the moment he arrived, as cheers erupted across the nation's capital when the tiny fiat carrying pope francis pulled up to the white house. before a sea of the faithful assembled on the south lawn, the pope joined president obama to deliver a message that seemed
coordinated it could have come from political running mates. >> reminds us that the lord's most powerful message is mercy. >> that means welcoming the stranger with especially thi. to the immigrant who leaves home searching for a letter life. >> and so did the poping speaking in air carefully practiced english. >> i'm happy to be a guess in this country. which was nationally built by such families.
>> it seems to me that climate change is a problem we can no longer be left to our future generations. >> it was as if they were reading the same speech. >> we support your call to all world leaders to support the communities most vulnerable to changing climates. and to come together to preserve our precious world for future generations. another only hint of any disagreement came when the pope talked about marriage, a reminder the two leaders remain divided on gay rights. >> all of you are much better behaved than usual. >> behind closed doors in the know value office, the president and pope held a rare one-on-one meeting discussing other pressing global matters from the syrian refugee crisis to the battle against isis. minutes later, the pontiff was paraded down constitution avenue. his fiat switched out for the pope mobile. all the better for kissing babies along the way. then he was off to an address to
u.s. bishops where he repeated his concerns on immigration. the visit was everything the white house could hope for. even the president sounds like a fan. >> so glad you're here in the united states. >> aids to the president claim they had no idea what pope franities was going to say until he said it. it's unclear how much help the pope's appearance will be for the president. jim accosta, cnn, the white house. >> and there was an interesting moment. she got through the barricade twice. the security surrounded her the second time. but the pope waved her open.
over. she gave him a letter and a t-shirt. she fears her parents will be deported. she hopes the pope can bring changes to u.s. immigration laws. dozens of agencies hope they handle security well with the pope in the united states. >> reporter: it happened in a split second. several people breaking from the crowd, one of them able to reach into the pope mobile in havana. the sudden security breech handled quickly by the pontiff's security detail underscores how high the stakes are to address some 170 world leaders. all with security details of that you are own. securitying will be tight in the air, on the roof tops, all eyes
zeroed in on pope francis. >> the implied threat is significant. nobody wants to have a protectee go down on their watch. >> the united states secret service is coordinating some 50 agencies in a massive security operation. for a two-day period from thursday night through early saturday, pope francis will visit locations, all of this will be swept, secured and locked down long before he arrives. >> it's almost like a military operation. they're going to post this up with agents and officers. they're going to kick everybody out and sweep them for security threats. >> you still got balconies over here, you've got roof tops. you've got trees. what's not to say that somebody can simply side in those areas and wait. >> each one of these building, someone from the service is going to visit. and they're going to do an assessment. do the windows open out, in, do they even open? who controls roof access.
there's also going to be plain clothes agents as well as nypd officers patrolling some of the roofs. >> the nypd will provide manpower. >> they will respond to potential attacks. >> another ied explosion, again, reports of 48 doa and 200 injured. >> they're out there trying to kill us. the terrorists. squall, isis, islamic radicals. >> only ticket holders are going to get close enough to get a glimpse of the pope. they're going to have to go through multiple security checkpoints. there will be a fence set up. >> fencing is used by the secret service routinely to identify those who have been screened
versus those who haven't been screened. >> along with a joint operations center, every agency will also have its own command post, with teams monitoring intelligence, social media posts, and the comings and goings of people on various target lists. surveillance cameras are posted throughout manhattan. and radiation detectors will be positioned at bridges and tunnels. the fbi east most recent bulletin said there's no known threat surrounding the events. debra farick, cnn, new york. >> with so many papal events still to come, take a look at where the pope stands on some of the biggest issues facing the church. just head to our website, the address, cnn.com. now to another big story we're following if for you. colombia's government is taking a major step towards ending its 50-year war. the two sides signed a peace commitment wednesday in havana, cuba, reaching a final deal within six months. farc rebels have been fighting
the government since the 1960s in a conflict that's killed more than 200,000 people. and forced millions from their homes. a. >> we have reached an agreement on the basis of a judicial plan this ch allows me to say with conviction we will reach maximum justice for the victims. we have agreed to create special tribunals for peace that will guarantee the crimes committed during the conflict, especially the most serious and signific t significant, will have no imprunety. the mode made an appeal to end the fighting while he was in havana last weekend. >> he said this process would not accept another failure.
both the farc and the government have reached an agreement on the most contentious points. what's going to happen to the victims. what does that future hold, there's expectations that many would go to jail. and this contemplates that possibility, but it spells it out in different ways. now it's an agreement that would be signed in sick months, but now there's a concrete date. that's also significant. 60 days after the agreement, which would be march 23, 2016, that would be the cutoff day, 60 days after that they would start disarming and becoming a political party. to see the colombian president with the leader of farc who has been fighting the government for
50 years, joined by raul castro, this is a significant issue. a lot of people are happy, a lot of people are not. but it is a process that's ongoing. and president santos and the farc leader reiterated, colombians have to go and vote and decide if they accept this agreement or not. but it's been over five decades of war and over 200,000 victims. >> juan carlos lopez speaking to us earlier from havana, cuba. some big headlines out of the u.s. china's president with a promise to top u.s. leaders. foreign flfs tors are wanted. we're going to give you a live report on this coming up. also donald trump is kissing babies on the campaign trail on south carolina. but the republican presidential candidate isn't showing any love for fox news.
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a microsoft spokeswoman said mr. xi spoke if for about six minutes and none of the leaders responded. boeing announced plans to build a finishing facility in china. >> there is a chinese saying when the main river rises, all the trib toirs will be filled. so when china, u.s. relations do find, the american confidence including boeing will be even better place to cooperate with china.
there's a fear that jobs will be outstoursed. did mr. xi address those concerns at all? >> mr. xi didn't directly address them, but boeing did, saying there wouldn't be jobs lost in seattle as a result of this deal. the deal is for a completion factory to be set up in china. don't know where, don't know when. it would be to faint the final product, put seats in and install in flight communications and in flight entertainment systems. certainly there's a fear in the states that boeing doing this
300 boeing aircrafts, we don't know the price of that. 38 billion is the sticker price. i'm sure there will be discounts involved. but still, that's a big deal. many are concerned if they do business in china and set up shop there, how did mr. chi do that? >> the chinese leader has gone to the business community in the u.s. this is a sign he is concerned about the amount of foreign investment going into his country. he said he's going to ease restrictions on foreign business going into china. if you look at who is invited, this is a very, very tech heavy gathering. it really was the big basis of tech in the u.s. and china.
market access is being denied and cyberhacking remains a huge problem, as does intellectual property rights, priorcy in china. these are the issues that keep on coming up and coming up that mr. xi is facing and the delegation is facing. there is one report saying that there's never been a more pessimistic outlook for u.s. business in china. which gives you an idea of how relations have soured between the two. this is probably going to be a chemothat carries through to the white house as well. china is a victim as well. but certainly, this is the overriding theme here.
it will be addressed in washington and certainly has been talked a lot in seattle. >> the fbi has reportedly recovered personal and work eel mails said to be deleted from hillary clinton's private server. clinton gave the server to investigate soors last month. the fbi is looking into how clinton handled classified information during her tenure as secretary of state. >> donald trump says he will unveil a detailed tax plan next week with tax cuts to the middle class and increases to hedge fund managers. on wednesday, he was in attack mode on the campaign trail in south carolina. >> republican front-runner donald trump back on offense,
going after his republican and democratic rivals alike. >> hillary who's become very shrill. you know the word shrill? marco rubio, as an example, he's got no money, zero. i think that's okay. maybe it's good politically to say you owe money because you overborrowed on your credit cards. >> mocking his opponents over their appearance in last week's debate. >> over 100 degrees. that room was hot. poor chris christie. no, it was an true. it was an amazing thing. i was like a piece of water. rubio, i have never seen a young guy sweat that much. huckabee, nice guy, he was seriously hot. he was soaking wet. i grabbed him around his back. i said good job. it was soaking wet. he was drenched. >> trump also going on a two-day twitter tear against fox news. declaring he's boycotting a network for treating me very
unlairly and call megyn kelly a lightweight. he announced the boycott after fox canceled his interview and directing fire at senator rubio, saying he has the worst voting record in the senate. but in an appearance with stephen colbert, still refusing to answer the question, whether he believes president obama was born in the u.s. >> right there. come on. >> you want to know, i don't talk about it anymore. >> ben carson can't change the subject away from his controversial comments that the u.s. president shouldn't be a muslim. >> anybody, and that includes any religion who lives according to american values and principles, and is willing to put our constitution above their religious ideology is acceptable to me.
>> claim claiming the fallout has led to a big boost in do nations. >> the money has been coming in so fast it's hard to even keep up with. and carly fiorina says she sees momentum turning into something tangible. >> we're seeing an upping in our crowds and support. that's gratifying. >> and the campaign would not divulge how much money they're seeing in hard number, only saying that they're seeing a significant uptick across the board. >> pope francis has a big day ahead of him in washington. still to come, a preview of his historic speech to the united states congress. plus a star-steaded event in new york city all aimed at solving
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china's president is promising to ease restrictions on foreign investors. he met with executives in redmond, washington, on wednesday. earlier hrk eannounced a multibillion dollar deal to buy 300 jets from boeing. two algerisgerian journalists h been released. they were among 100 prisoners the president pardoned. a third journalist was deported in february. they were accused of supporting the banned muslim brotherhood. all three journalists have always maintained their journalists. pope fran lis will soon be the first pontiff in history to address a joint meeting of the united states congress. it's a speech he'll deliver just hours from now as part of his six-day tour of the u.s. on wednesday, the pope didn't hesitate to take sides on some controversial issues including immigrati immigration, same-sex marriage and climate change. it may be a sign of what's to
come when the pope meets with congress. >> pope francis making his first public address in the u.s. to the president and vice president and 11,000 invited guests gathered on the south lawn of the white house. and he waded right into issues sure to find a divided response when he addresses a joint meeting of congress tomorrow. >> when it comes to the care of our common home, we are living at a critical moment of history. >> some say the pope's gentle manner delies a man who has come to admonish some in congress for their views on climate change, capitalism and the plight of the poor. >> i think he already started that scolding and i think he's really listening and saying we need to listen to the cry of the poor and the cry of the earth. >> even some devout catholic politicians, such as chris christie find themselves at odds
with the pope that they say sounds like a socialist. >> i just think the pope is wrong. the fact is that his infallibility is on religious matters, not on political ones. >> at least one congressman, republican paul goser, a self-proclaimed proud catholic said he will boycott the pope's address, charging his views on climate change are, quote, false science, in an attempt to guilt people into leftist policies. >> to me, i don't know how you call yourself a good catholic if you're not willing to embrace a universal vision that the father of that church, the holy father of that church is trying to bring to you. >> while the pope has shown moments of tolerance on issues such as homosexuality -- >> if a person is gay and accepts the lord and has good will, who am i to judge them? >> his tone alone does not mean any changes in church doctrine for catholics to see such changes. in fact, tomorrow's speech to congress is expected to be
equally tough on democrats when he reaffirms the church's long held positions on same-sex charj and abortion. >> some on the right will like what he says. some on the left will like other things that he says. but he is truly bipartisan if you want to use a political term because he's not going to appeal universally to either side. >> what's interesting here is that lawmakers aren't the only ones divided over the pope. take a look at this recent gallup poll. it shows a drop in the pope's favorability ratings in the u.s. since last year. the decrease includes 27% dip among conservatives and an 18% decline among catholics. father thomas reese joins us now to talk about what's happening this week. he is the senior analyst for the national catholic reporter, father, thank you for joining us here on cnn. i just want to know what you think we should all make of the pope's u.s. visit so far, considering as warm as a welcome as he's received, conservatives in this country, they are less
approving of him now than they were earlier this year. >> well, it's interesting. actually, most catholics, most americans love this pope. the people who don't like him are the conservative commentators on radio, television and the blog sphere. these are the people that are taking him on and attacking him. these are people who only want the church to talk about abortion, gay marriage and birth control. and this pope has got a much bigger agenda than that. he wants to talk about the poor, about immigrants and refugees. he wants to criticize capitalism. and, you know, of course, a big item on his agenda is concern about global warming and the environment. >> right. i'm just wondering because he's
in d.c. at the moment, it's almost exposing a chasm between most catholics and the political conservatives in d.c. who do kind of point the narrative, the conversation in a different direction. for example, he made a point while at the white house to mention responsible care for our common home, effectively saying climate change and what to do about it is a moral issue. is that the main sticking point, do you think, for political conservatives? >> well, this is a whoep who has a young man studied as a scientist and worked as a chemist before he entered the seminary. he has some science background. he has listened to scientists all over the world and accepts the consensus view that global change is happening. it's being caused by human activity, and for him, this is a
moral issue. >> he also seems unafraid to not only take on catholics, but political leaderers. while in cuba, he made a vailed critique while meeting with the castro brothers. the pope will be the first ever to join a joint meeting of congress on thursday. do you expect him to go even further than he did on wednesday inned addressing immigration, climate change and abortion? those are the most divisive issues in u.s. politics today. >> he has been so concerned about the poor. this has been an issue from his first day of participatecy to raise up the poor. he wants to be a voice for the poor. >> what did they want? they wanted jobs. he saw these were people that were left out of the growth in gdp. these are the people that he wanted to be a voice for.
he's spoken out about the environment. he knows that the world leaders are going to meet in paris. he's inviting the people of the world to put pressure on their political leaders to take this crisis seriously. >> now speaking of faith, we have new pictures in saudi arabia. this is known as the stoning of the devil. >> millions of muslims are in the holy city of mecca for the hajj pilgrimage. it involves pilgrims throwing pebbles at one of three large walls. that re-enacts abraham throwing stones a the devil to make him disappear.
>> eu leaders have agreed to spend more than a million dollars to help syrian mie grants and refugees. this announcement came on the critical summit on the humanitarian crisis. as of august, 4 million syrians have led to africa. waves of mie grants are still pooring into europe seeking asyl asylum. ben wedeman has this report.
>> it's about to depart on the serbian/croatian border from the hungarian croatian border. a five-hour journey. from there, they'll be transferred to buses to the hungarian side. another train. their ultimate destination is probably austria. this is an indication of the constant flow of people in the direction of nourn europe. and, of course, europe is very divided at this point as to how to deal with the refugees.
countries don't want to take refugeess who, in fact, don't want to end up in those down tris anyway. what we've seen for weeks is a steady flow of refugees and migrants towards northern europe. and no halt in that flow. croatia has taken, just since the middle of last week, more than 40,000 migrants and refugees. many of them like these are really just passing through the country ending up, of course, hungary and then austria and then to points further north. but as this rain spuls out of this station, we can expect, unless there's some dramatic change in this situation, more such trains to head north. >> boy, there's some damage control going on in germany right now, let me tell you.
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lapped landscapes. but this scandal affects more than just wolfsburg. 1 in 7 jobs is directly or indirectly tied to the automobile industry here in germany. then a that makes up 20% of the country's gdp. so volkswagen is a big chunk of that. the resignation may be a start and volkswagen is asking the jer mn prosecutor to launch a criminal investigation into the cheating. but more answers are needed to restore confidence to the made in germany brand. >> have any of you had a chance to use uber yet that you can order for your smart phone? it announced it's launching a new car pooling feature in china. that's its number one market. the ride-sharing app reported on tuesday, the commuters will be able to share a ride with other users heading to the same place and simply split the cost. this is their way of reducing congestion. it's the first time the company
says it's rolling out new global services outside of the u.s. now this moment, an intensifying tropical storm is moving towards china. we have details on this. how serious is this. >> the quick sbens fi case in the forecast, the tropical storm sits about 500 nautical miles east of luzan. the con serm of going over warm waters and very little wind shear to shred it apart. it intensifies over the next 48 to 72 hours. the area of concern is these cities. these cities together, about 21 million people work their way to the north. the track takes it very close, if not directly over these areas. and think about taiwan, it has
the highe esest density of the tallest mountains in the world. about 300 mountains that are 3,000 meter es or taller in this region. certainly going to do a number when it comes to tremendous hateful in this storm system as it moves through this region on sunday. know the northern side of taiwan protected by mountains. the western side certainly isn't. the wraparound flow of this storm system moves over this region. you take a look. we've had recent storms, of course, some of them with indirect impacts the cone covers taiwan and china as we hit it from saturday night into sunday. look at the wind speeds. category one equivalent. gets up to category three in the next 48 hours. three days from now, it's a category four. so again, quick intensification, intensely populated area, home to nearly 50 million people. by saturday into sunday. so certainly can be a big story
over this region. and the hateful going to be plentiful, work your way, northern taiwan could easily pick up 150-plus millimeters. localized amounts could considerably be higher than that. then fujo, points north ward around shanghai also north of the forecast. this time of year, it should begin to quiet down. typically in august, that's when we have peak season, about 5 1/2 storms per month. work your way down towards october and the last week of september. you're looking at 3 1/2 to 4 storms per month. it's the time of year you begin to improve and quiet down. scott kelly tweeting a spectacular photo of california by night. the past 24 hours, take a look at this. you have southern california from l.a. to san diego. here's the central valley of california. there's the san francisco bay. you can even pick out las vegas, not too far away. phoenix, pretty impressive sight as seen from space.
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>> want to bring you this breaking news just into the cnn news room. a bombing at a mosque in yemen's capital has killed at least 29 people. and officials are telling thaus number could rise. here's what we know, the attack happened as worshippers attended prayer. at this point, no one's claimed responsibility, but it is the sixth mosque attack in just three months. as soon as we get more information on this, we'll, of course, bring it to you in the hours ahead. >> now some big names are getting ready to share the stage in new york this week to combat poverty, climate change and inequality. the global citizen festival is saturday in central park. >> new york city what's up! >> forget the grammysing even the oscars.
request queen b to jay-z. this year the hosts include hugh ja jackmon and stephen colbert. >> world leaders are gathering at the u.n. to announce their global goals for the next 15 years. spoiler alert, if everything goes according to plan, in 15 years, the nation of greece will still exist. it's a long shot. >> earlier, i spoke to the festival co-founder, hugh evans. so how does an australia and a bunch of celebrities end extreme poverties in such a short space of time. what will it take? >> i think extreme poverties will be ended themselves by
those people who are living in extreme poverty, but they need the right enabling 1r50ir789 to do so. and we think that enabling environment is about making sure girls have access to quality education for a full 12 years of school, also about access to vaccine and immunizations so children don't die before the age of 5 years old, health care and food security, so people aren't starving. >> leonardo decap owe, bono, katie holmes and olivier wilde will be there. the global citizen festival is the hottest event in town. the tickets are free, but you have to earn them. >> so, for example, in response to stephen colbert's call to action on girl's education, global citizens tweeted the prime minister of norway. they sent her literally tens of thousands of tweets, and her whole twitter account blew up and she said okay, i'm going to respond to that call to action. i'm going to come to the global citizen festival and this
weekend make a commitment in support of girl's education. >> last year, the surprise guest was beyonce. will there be a surprise guest this year? >> i can tell you there's gong to be a lot of surprise guests this year. it's going to be by far our biggest year. we want to everyone to tune in and be part of it. >> the global citizen festival takes place this saturday in new york's central park. linda kinkade, cnn. >> everyone i know who's attended that event absolutely loves it. awesome. i'm errol barnett. i'm back in one hour. rosemary church is up next, though, with another edition of cnn newsroom. see you later. iflike i love shrimp, red lobster's endless shrimp... ...is kind of a big deal. it's finally back, with as much shrimp as you want, any way you want 'em. one taste of these new pineapple habanero coconut shrimp bites, and i already want more. they even brought back wood-grilled teriyaki shrimp!
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shia worshippers. no one claimed responsibility for thing and this is the 6th mosque attack in three months. we will continue to follow the story. >> pope francis will soon be the first pontiff in history to address a joint meeting of the united states congress. he will deliver that highly anticipated speech hours from now as part of his six-day tour of the u.s. on wednesday, the pope did not hesitate to take sides on a series of controversial issues as he toured washington. as rosa flores reports, it might be a sign of what's to come as the pope addresses congress. >> pope francis not holding back during his first full day in the united states.
hear this. tackling topics like immigration, climate change, religious freedom and cononizing the first i had spanish american in the basilica. another action-packed day tomorrow. he starts off with the much anticipated speech before congress. there we are wondering how democrats and republicans are going to react. especially after he made comments about capitalism after saying the donald the devil. pope francis prefers to be with the regular man. in very much france's fashion after that, he meads with the homeless at catholic charities. he will speak before the united nations. we are expecting that he will make comments there that are
asking him. to help the refugees in iraq and syria and afghanistan. we don't know what pope francis is going to say. no one knows. that is exactly who he is. we do know if he speaks off the cuff, these countries should prepare coming to jesus. cnn, washington. 18th century priest as a st., the first such in the united states. to france, he was a missionary from spain, credited with spreading christianity in california. to native americans, he is viewed as the mistreatment and brutal deaths as he converted the communities to his way of thinking. the vatican said he met with native americans after the
canonization. pope francis met with the sisters of the poor. the catholic agency reports the sisters filed a lawsuit against the obama administration for the mandate that employers provide experience for birth control and drugs that can cause abortions. the pope's visit was seen as a sign of support. >> dozens of agencies are handling the pope's security detail while he is in the united states. debra got a look at what is being done to protect the pope. >> it happened in a split second. several people breaking from the crowd, one able to reach into the pope mobile in havana. the security breech handled by the security detail underscores how high the stakes are and how much greater they will be to address 170 world leaders.
all with security details of their. security will be tight in the air and the roof tops and the waterways and the city streets. all eyes 0ed in on pope francis. >> the implied threat is significant. nobody wants to have the protected go down on their watch. >> they are coordinating 50 agencies in a massive security operation. for a two-day period from thursday night through early saturday, pope francis will visit six locations, all of which will be swept, secured and locked down long before he arrives. >> it's like a military operation and they will post it up and kick everybody out. >> bill gauge is a former secret service agency on the 2008 u.s. tour. >> you still have balconies and roof tops and trees.
what's not to say they can hide in the areas. >> each building, someone will sit and do an assessment that opens out. how do you get on the roof and who controls the access? there is going to be chain clothes agents and nypd patrolling the roofs. >> they will provide manpower, protect the city, coordinate street closures and as in this drill, respond to potential attacks. >> another ied explosion and 200 injured. >> they are out there trying to kill us. the terrorists. al qaeda and sonic radicals and we need to be constantly mindful of that. >> only ticket holders are going to get close enough. they will get check points and
because there so many office buildings and pedestrians, there will be a fence set up to ensure nobody sli psthrough. >> fencing is used routinely to identify those screened. >> every agency will have their demand post. social media posts and the comings and goings of people on various target lists. surveillance is posted throughout manhattan and radiation detectors will be at bridges and tunnels. the most recent bulletin said there is no known threat surrounding the event. cnn, new york. >> columbia's government is taking a step towards ending the 15-year war. they signed peacefully wednesday
and aimed at creating a final deal in six months. they have been fighting since the 1960 no, sir a conflict that killed more than 200,000 people and forced millions from homes. >> translator: we reached an agreement that allows me to say with conviction we will reach max mump justice for the victims. the most satisfaction for their rights. we agreed to create special tributes for peace that will guarantee especially the most significant will have no impunity. >> pope francis is getting credit for the timing. he made a final appeal to negotiators in his visit to cuba on sent. eurozone leaders are pledging more than a billion dollars to little eastern nations dealing with people fleeing the fighting in syria.
the eu president is predicting and i'm quoting, the greatest tide of refugees and migrants is yet to come. he announced the aid package at an emergency summit to discuss a proposed quota plan. the un agency said as of august, four million syrians fled to neighbors countries and north africa. this agency and the world food program will use the money to help lebanon and jordan. >> in the face of a big challenge, they cannot say we can't handle this. that is why i say we can do this and europe has the might to find sensible solutions. that means we have to be more active in foreign policies. for refugees to flee. i believe europe is strong
enough. >> powerful words before she went into the meeting in brussels. she will address the humanitarian crisis unfolding. she faces criticism from leaders and communities over a lack of funds to address the migrant crisis. we will be covering this. china's head will head to washington on the latest leg of his u.s. visit. xi met with some of the country's biggest tech leaders at microsoft's campus. he addressed the cofounder apple ceo and facebook founder. he told the executive that a secure cyberspace is important around the world. we have team coverage of president xi's visit. coming up later at the white house. let's begin with the asian
specific editor in hong kong and andrew, a lot to cover here. let's start with his meeting with the big leaders of the deck sectors and their childreoncern the property rights. what came out? >> i don't think any concrete came out of this one, but certainly the chinese president will be heading to washington with his ears ringing from the criticism that many did express with the u.s. and access to the market within china. there were two key meets. the first one held or put together by a former secretary and it did get the beast from both the tech world and the chinese tech world. they were the big names getting
pog to talk about the issues involving the sec sector of the use and how it plays a bigger part and grabs a bigger clis of what is perhaps the world's most dynamic market and it is growing faster than any other. the americans explained about the fact that they are being discriminated against and they can complain about hacking and intellectual property rights and a cyber security in general. for his part he said he wants the u.s. companies to be able to compete on a level playing field. china has trns about the level of cyber security. there is no steps being taken
when he arrived talking about wanting to set up a high level dialogue, but apart from that, nothing has been delivered. it is sfwog note, it's a double-edged sword. china is such an important market. they don't want to antagonize them. they don't want to sell the jewels by getting into the market. a lot of american executives making the position and their concerns clearly felt. >> and sleerl clearly still a lot to work through. also in hong tong, want to take a look ahead, they have the scheduled conversation friday.
what is expected between the two leaders? >> they will have a very frank discussion. the timing is impeckible and he met with top chinese execs and a new bombshell has been release and that links a well-known group to a military office. this group is called nay conand believed to be responsible for using the e-mail attachments and those competing with china in the south china sea. they were able to make a link between them and the military office after monitoring his activity where he openly talked about the chinese military back ground. this follows a race that is cause and including that one a
couple of months ago. that compromised the and expect a frank discussion on cyber security and mention of the latest report that links them to the chinese military. a number of them are traveling with mr. xi. how are they answering that they are copycaters and not innovators. >> carly fiorina said they are not innovators, but they are copycats. he has social media that is in the town and he told me that the view that china tech is not
innovativ innovative, it's outdated. image recognition that china is an innovator. that is the chinese government. this is coming from the government to drive him in the country. >> that is putting it all behind the innovation. policies that create spaces and have downside protection. he helps return these and they need to be plus. i think it's very enlightened and aggressive and determined and fairly strong in ability to execute. lots of dollars are going into
this more than any other country i know. >> the chinese government had to do this because of the slowing economy. they have to uncleeleash all sectors. >> the relationship between u.s. and china is at an interesting fork in the road. many thanks to you as always. we'll be right back with more on breaking news out of yemen. at least 29 people dead after a bombing at a crowded mosque. plaque psoriasis...
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>> this attack is the 6th in three months. dozens killed and injured. 29 as of now. it was unexpected. this is a muslim holiday. they were taken from hospital to hospital. there was skit security and this attack did take place and the casualties could rise, but the death toll is 29 with many of the injured hard reach medical attention. yemen is very fragile security-wise. the situation happening right now in gemmen, a government in the south and a government in the north. a war rapping and the mosque was
not a majority the last two attacks have not been only the mosques, they have been a mixture. this is what brought them to be crazy because the mosques are not supposed to be karg etted and they are dramatic and sad for this award. >> many thanks to you repeating for our viewers, 29 people killed in this bombing at a crowded mosque in the capital in yemen. we are keeping a close eye on this and we will bring you more details as they come in to us. volkswagen's chief executive has quit as a crisis worsens over
the company's diesel engines. martin winter corn said he accepts responsibility, but that he is not aware of any wrong-doing on his part. we have a report on the scandal and the damage control happening right now in germany. >> the crisis of volkswagen is escalating into a full-blown scandal with global repercuss n repercussio repercussions. from canada to south korea and thailand were asked whether they were deceived. this after the environmental protection agency found that vw used clever software that lowered emissions only when being tested. the u.s. and eu have different testing methodology. the u.s. has different regulations for diesel fuel vehicles. in order to meet the standards testing, carried up to three times per model and only once
the car has been built. for vw, north america is a lucrative market. >> the reason they developed it is that it is extremely challenging to meet the u.s. emission requirements for diesel engines. at some point in time, they have probably believed they cannot reliably put a system into the market place. they have found a way to make the system only work part of the time. by triggering the full after treatment system only when a test is being made. >> concerns because testing in the eu is done at an earlier stage than that of the united states. >> in europe, they put forward a design and say this is the design and they test that design
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welcome back to our viewers in the united states and around the world. we want to update you on the main stories we are if following. a bombing in the capital killed at least 29 people and injured dozens more. the attack hit the mosque while worshippers were saying prayers. the pope will be the first pontiff in history to address congress in a few hours.
he spent wednesday at yum rus events. it's all part of his tour of the united states. columbia's government ended more than 50 years of fighting and sames for a final agreement within six months. more than 200,000 people have been kill in that. he assures them beijing is making cyber security a priority. earlier he announced a bullet billion dollar deal to buy 300 jets from berlin. >> there is a long list of issues that strained cyber security. that is expected to be a lead
copp topic between xi and obama. >> we can choose to make this a competition. >> president obama makes it clear the u.s. won't be into cyber espionage. he meets with chinese president xi. >> he is a staunch defender of cyber security and also a victim of hacking. the chinese government will not in whatever ferm engage in commercial theft or encourage or support attempts by anyone. >> the white house threatened sanctionses against china. a little harsh, but they have been a long time coming. they indicted five people for pill forring the property in what has been described as the worst reach in government-held data. nearly 22 million people.
is the u.s. being hypocritical? >> the united states is one of the best if not the best exploitation operators in the world. this has been known and clear for a long time, but the revelations made it incredibly clear on how extensive and sophisticated the intelligence works. >> it would seem while classic intelligence gathers for national security purposes is sensible, there is a crucial difference. china the u.s. says is using espionage to blueprint business plans to help firms gain an unfair competitive advantage. beyond a commercial threat, experts say cyber power is often exaggerated. >> the rhetoric slips into imagining the chinese are planting bombs throughout the
infrastructure. that is very unlikely. >> china and the u.s. are not alone. a realtime look at cyber attacks around the world. experts say chinese networks are highly insecure. and the huge pop eulogy making a target coming out of china. cnn, beijing. the human rights groups are urging saudi arabia not to go. the beheading and crucifixion of a young man. they call him a terrorist. the family said he was just a teenager. anderson has the story. >> friends and family describe him as an optimistic and
outgoing young man. he lovers photograph, movies, cars and motorcycles. he sits in a soudy prison condemned to death for crimes he allegedly committed as a teenager. he was arrested in 2012 during pro did democracy protests inspired by the arabs when he was 17. convicted of charges and attacking police with molotov cocktails and sectarianism. he is set to be beheaded in a public square, but the added rare punishment of crucifixion, his body displayed as a warning to others. a source close to the family told cnn although they took part in the protest, he is inside of the charges although his conviction and harsh sentence are revenge against his uncle.
the shiite cleric was there on charges and is also facing the death penalty. cnn reached out to saudi officials for comments, but there has been no response. previous attempts by cnn to contact officials for comments on the case also went unanswered. they expressed outrage over the case on social media. with many calling on the king to commute the young man's sentence. they said much of the case has been held in secret. his final appeal denied without the young man or his lawyer present. his parents are expected to visit him in prison on friday. the muslim holiday. with all the legal options
exhausted, it is feared he could be executed and crucified any time. cnn, abu dhabi. >> we have the advocacy director for amnesty international. thank you for talking with us. it is of course a very sushing case of a man facing a public execution. for crimes committed three years ago and they are calling on saudi arabia to halt the execution. how likely is it that saudi authorities will listen to your pleas for this man's young life? >> thank you for having me. saudi arabia needs to listen to the people in the organizations that are calling on the saudi arabiian government not only to drop the execution and crucifixion, but to stop all executions in the country. they have a long record of
executing people following repeated reports of torturing people into confessing to crimes they have not commitmented. it's time to stop and let him go. >> the nature makes it particularly disturbing. he was 17 at the time. they planned to behead him and crucify him. un experts have joined with various groups and calling for the execution of all of them. what more needs to be done to apply pressure to sougaudi authorities. what political can be applied? >> amnesty international and numbers are calling on the saudi arabiian government to top the execution and investigate the serious allegations that he was tortured into confessing to
crimes he did not commit. it's important to see how the government applies the death penalty. half of the team were executed for nonlethal trials after trials where people are tortured into confuszing. as becky anderson mentioned, she is the nephew of the sheik. is this young man being made an example of, do you think, by saudi authorities because of his uncle and his uncle's actions? >> it's possible. he is one of many people in the eastern provinces who are very critical of the repression. his uncle has been given the death sentence for the so-called crime of disobeying the ruler. it shows how the government
applies and people are facing prison sentences and engaging in freedom of expression and there was the case of the saudi arabiian blogger given lashes ten years in prison. western governments need to end the cozy relationships with the government and start standing up for rule an rights. >> thank you for talking with us. we appreciate it. a horrifying situation we will continue to watch close low. a look at the republican u.s. president race. mike huckabee doesn't call barack obama simuslim, bsia mus thinks he is pretending. bl daughter: looking at options. what do you guys pay in fees? dad: i don't know exactly.
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constitution that anyone in the white house should live within that. this tropical storm is projected to strengthen dramatically impacting southeast asia. let's go to derek with more details on what is going on there. derek? >> august is typically the peak of the person pacific typhoon season, but we are inching closer to october and we have another tropical storm developing and strengthening or expected to over the next three days. quite rapidly. 95 kilometer per hour winds and 500 na 500 nautical miles east. starting to get rotation and we expect that to continue. overcoming an requirement without wind shear. that's with height or altitude,
but i do believe this will overcome the environment and continue to strengthen. now, what we projected this over the next three to five days has it impacting the northern sections of taiwan. remember taipai had a typhoon impact that region not over a month ago. that is potentially being impacted by the tropical storm going forward in the future as well. we have over 300 mountains that are 3,000 meters or higher. taipai is protected and this is going to bring a significant amount of rainfall to the region, perhaps 100 to 200 millimeters in an all right saturated environment. here are the recent storms. this is the that brought the heavier rainfall. a protective track with china in
the path of this storm and not until tuesday and wednesday of this upcoming workweek. we have a significant rain threat on top of the winds we are forecasting. something we will monitor losly. august is the peak season and notice how that drops off quickly. this is a strong el nino season. the warming of the pacific ocean waters means it has a favorable environment for developments and the potential to be a strong category four equivalent typhoon over the western pacific. i want to end with one thing. our favor astronaut tweeting this image as our viewers tuned in from the west coast of the united states. here's a picture of, look at this. los angeles and las vegas in the distance. this is southern california and the baja peninsula on the bottom
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>> a man in saudi arabia narrowly escaped death and a pane of glass falls. he checked something on his shoe and it skimmed the side of his head. the man can be seen walking away and appears to be okay. just extraordinary. life is all about good timing, right? there is evidence there. pope francis is addressing ex-treat poverty when he speaks to the un. it's a cause the lead singer of
u2. >> this is how most people know bono. as the in your face rock star for u2. away from the lights, this is his other main stage. the continent of africa. >> i started to work for nelson mandela and he said poverty is not natural. it is man meat and it can be overcome. >> 7 million strong worldwide improve the lives of people living in the poorest region of the planet is happening. there is a lot of work to be done. >> poverty is an easy word to throw around, but it's not simple to understand. it can be a famine or conflict,
but it's when there structures in place that keep people poor. that's the thing that really gets me going. >> cnn made up exclusively with bono in ni yearia where a delegation saw the progrekt and the plight facing first responders. he promised he would be back to rwanda. >> we got across the line and universal access to arvs, aids drugs. i was teaching in the report and i sentenced six people under the bed, on top of the bet, the despair of people receiving their diagnosis. and realizing it was a death
sentence. an accident where you live was deciding whether you live. >> he made a promise to this person, a nurse. >>s are this is florence nighten gale. it's wonderful. >> it was very moving and challenging to realize how significant the cap is and the quality of care available here and this really is the best hospital. >> this senator was on the trip ahead of the pope addressing the united nations assembly. eradicating extreme poverty will be one of the pop developmental goals. that goal of ending extreme pof
efforty is possibl y iy i y iy . if it's provided by the united states and embrace and leverage the power of the private sector. >> you can be whatever you want to be. >> i am not really motivated by charity as much as justice. it's by the way you treat the poor. the second most important after redemption is how treat the poor. >> thanks for watching cnn newsroom. we are back in a moment.
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. >> shock and despair as another mosque bombing in the yemeni capital kills scores of people. >> the pope takes washington by storm with the focus on poverty, immigration and climate change. >> and breakthrough after decades of conflict. the columbian government moves closer to an historic peace deal. >> hello and welcome to the
viewers in the united states and around the world. >> your last hour of the day with both of us. this is cnn newsroom. >> and we begin with breaking news out of yemen. a bombing at a crowded mosque in the capital killed at least 29 people and injured dozens. officials say the death coal could rise. >> it happened just as worshippers attended prayers for the holiday. it serves sunni and shia worshippers. no one claimed responsibility. now our editor in chief has more details and insight into the situation in yemen. >> yemen is very fragile security-wise and attacks will
continue and we have a situation happening in yemen. the government in the south and the north, a war happening nationwide and this is where the mosque was not a majority. they had the last two attacks have not only been there, but a mixture of general sunni. this is what is driving them crazy because they are supposed to be targeted and they are just dramatic and sad for this war-torn country. >> pope francis is wasting no time raising politically sensitive issues, including
climate change, immigration and marriage during his visit to the united states. his views were made clear on wednesday, his first full day in the u.s. when he met with president obama at the white house. >> this may be a sign of what's to come when the pope addresses a joint meeting of congress in a few hours. more from washington. >> his presence could be felt the moment he arrived as cheers erupted across the nation's capital when the fiat carrying pope francis pulled up to the white house. the pope joined president obama to deliver a message that seemed so coordinated it could have come from political running mates. >> he reminds us that the lord's most powerful message is mercy. >> president obama called for compassion. >> welcoming the stranger with empathy and an open heart.
from the refugee who flees war torn lands to the immigrant. the pope speaks in carefully practiced english so the americans can hear from him directly. >> as the son of an imgrant family, i am happy to be a guest in this country which was -- >> he pleaded with the world's leaders to protect the environment describing the family as our common home. >> i want to break away from that report to bring you what's happening live in berlin. german chancellor merkel is addressing parliament and talking about the migrant and refugee crisis in europe and how to distribute funding for the moment let's listen to what she is saying. >> we need to accelerate the
asylum and also integrate in need of protection. globally and on a european level, we need to agree to this and then we are able to successfully master this challenge. it is in this spirit that the german government together with the federal offers, local authorities, and the whole community to tackle this task as a national task and globally. we together with the state premiers agreed to improvements. today i hope you will also agree to more decisions and i specially with ward to the
financial support die the federal office and local authorities. i would like to thank all these helpers and volunteers and also those police officers and relief organizations and all of them. i would like to thank them because they do everything possible in order for us to have a smooth operation in difficult circumstances. this also applies to others with broader control that needs to be checked. we need to manage acute issues, but also long-term issues which means the integration of people
who wish to be with us long-term. we expect from them to help our rules according to our constitution and to integrate on the basis of our society and that they are prepared to learn german and master this language. those who were fleeing from crisis and war regions and need help, it is important that we accelerate asylum procedures. especially in those cases where people come to us and they don't come from crisis and war regions. we need to make sure that we process them more efficiently
and quicker. on a national level, we need to do a lot, but also the european level. humanity, tolerance, responsibility, solidarity, do connect us in europe. they are the bases for common acting within the european union. the way we deal with the crisis at the moment will shape us long-term. i want europe to accept this test within europe. the european union is a community of shared values, a community of responsibility and this needs to be implemented in
prakt tal terms. they have to be respected with regard to accommodating refugees and asylum seekers. the minimum standards are not abided by everywhere. we need to have better border controls at external borders and need to take care of those in neat of protection. other countries need to be integrate and we need to combat trafficking and what will be a challenge is also the causes for refugees. why they flee. middle eastern countries need
also to contribute and we of course know about the problem situations in the south. we need to have the right approaches and on this basis we need to make sure that we get quick results. we already have made some progress. we have the basis of a list of secure countries. 120,000 refugees are going to be distributed and we have decided on this yesterday. there was an urgent meeting of the minsters and we have a declaration. they take on responsibility and i would like to thank everybody
for that. this can only work if we have a consequent ledge station at the borders and those in need of protection. they need to make sure in and italy. that we will have to implement this. europe will not just be able to do this, but have a lasting description system and the german government agrees to what the european union has decide the. we are on the right way, but we have not reached the end. the first step required a lot of work and i would like to thank the interior minster for all the work he has done.
[ applause ] >> german chancer angela merkel at an important moment for her and a method of mechanism to accept and process migrants and refugees that spilled into the country. she thanked the minster and officials who have done the processing and work needed to really assimilate and process migrants into society. integration will require they
accept the rules of the country that people learn german, but she made a point to say this is not over yet. there is a lot of work to be done. >> europe must accept this and said the union is a community of shared values and needs to step up. a lot of that was a jab at the eastern countries saying because they rejected this situation. let's go to berlin. she has been listening in to this address by angela merkel. she talk to us about the overall feel. particularly that comment she made about the european union having to accept this test. >> exactly. she is making her tas not only to the german people, but across
the eu. it's not going to stop. she is offering an extension of accepting refugees and distributing them across the states here. the quota system being applied to the eu is an ekz tension of what they have done internally. nogz that, it's not something about accepting refugees, but screening and registering them. not just one place. accepting them at refugee camps in lebanon or jordan or turkey, but registration centers like greece and hungary. it is a much more comprehensive plan that she put out, but all of this costs money. she is going to outline how much it is going to cost and whether or not extra money is needed. a lot of states who have taken
this on have said they need $3 billion extra. that's a lot of money. >> she addresses it at its core. they approved a billion dollars in aid for the nations that bordered syria and iraq for absorbing refugees as well. what vote when you say this is not just a message for domestic consumption, what should be the take away in nations like hungary. they voted against accepting migrants against a quota system and the rhetoric from the nations suggest that they want to make it to the european call. what is she hoping they take away from this message? >> there is a very deep dwight. hungary sees this as moral
imperialism. that's what he designs to what germany is going. the way merkel sees it, she said it's an issue of shared values. to be part of the community means not only accepting refugees, but registering them and allowing them to travel to the countries they need and want to get to. there is this device. run farry is on the front tear and the one dealing with the waves of people coming across nationally. iteels under such pressure. there has to be a better way than carry gas and rubber bullets. >> not seen since world war ii. >> indeed. it's a long way from being brought to any conclusion.
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>> welcome back. the fbi reportedly recovered work related and private e-mails deleted from hillary clinton's server. >> they cited officials and clinton gave the server to investigators after she turned over printed copies of all work-related e-mails. the fbi is looking into how she handled classified information during her tenure as secretary of state. >> donald trump said he will unveil a detailed tax plan with tax cuts for the middle class and increases for hedge fund
managers. >> he was in attack mode on the campaign trail in south carolina. >> republican front-runner donald trump going after the democratic and republican rivals alike. >> hillary is sclil. you know the word shrill. marco rubio has no money. zero. it's okay, maybe it's good to say you owe money because you overborrowed. >> mocking opponents on last week's debate. >> that room was 100 degrees. it was hot. poor chris christie. it's true. it was an amazing thing. i was like a piece of water. rubio, i have never seen a young guy sweat that much. huckabee, nice guy. he was seriously hot. soaking wet. i grabbed him around his back and i said good job and it was
soaking wet. he was drenched. >> going on a two-day twitter tear against fox news, declaring she boycotting the network for treating him unfairly and said megyn kelly is a lightweight. fox canceled his interview with host bill o'reilly for thursday and directing fire at senator rubio saying he has the worst voting record in the senate. in appearance was stephen colbert still refusing to answer the question whether he believes president obama was born in the u.s. >> it's hanging out there. come on. >> i don't talk about it anymore. >> ben carson can't change the subject away from his controversial comment that is a president shouldn't be a muslim. >> anybody and that includes any religion who lives according to american values and principals
and is willing to put our constitution above their religion ideology is acceptable. >> claiming the fallout led to a boost in donations. >> the money has been coming in so fast, it's hard to keep up. >> carly fiorina at second place said she thinks trump's grumblings are a sign he is getting nervous. >> maybe i'm getting under his skin. >> she said she sees the momentum turning into something tangible. >> he is seeing an up tick in the crowds and the fund-raising and that is gratifying. >> the fiorina campaign would not divulge how much interest and money they are seeing in hard numbers. only that they are seeing an up tick across the board. cnn, south carolina. >> columbia's government is
taking a step towards ending the 50-year wor with rubbles. they signed a deal aimed at reaching a deal within six months. >> rubbles have been fighting since the 60s in a conflict that killed more than 200,000 people and forced millions from homes. >> we reached an agreement on the basis of a plan that allows me to say we will achieve maximum justice for the victims, the most satisfaction possible of their rights. we agreed for special tribruins that will guarantee the most serious and significant crimes will have no impunity. >> the pope may be at least partly responsible for the access deal. they said the pope made an appeal to end the fighting while he was in cuba this last
weekend. >> in havana he made a call to advance and he said this process would not accept anotr failure. there were hopes that for this announcement to be meat, that was not possible. both the governments have reached an agreement on the most contentious. what will happen with the crimes and what does the future hold. there is an expectation that many would go to jail. this spells it out in different ways. now it's an agreement that would be signed in six months and it's now significant and by far, 60 days after they signed an agreement which would be march 23rd. they would start disarming and being being a party. for columbians to see santos who
belongs to one of the most politically involved in the country on the same stage with jimenez, the leader who has been fighting the government for years. joined by raul castro, this is an issue. a lot of people are happy and a lot of people are not. it is a process. president santos and the leader reiterated columbians have to vote and decide if they accept the agreement or not. it has been over five decades of war and as you mentioned, over 2 hundred helped,000 victims. >> earlier i spoke with virginia bouvier. take a listen. >> times have changed. the international environment does not allow for amnesties or
partons to take place for human rights and war crimes. in this agreement they specify that the crimes are monumental crimes and will not go unpunished. this is an advance for the victims and their voices will be heard and justice will prevail. >> there 8,000 rebels in columbia down from about 17,000. the u.s. considers them a terrorist group. >> still ahead, china's president for more foreign investors and underscores the point with a huge boeing deal. we will explain when we come back. blap
>> welcome become to those you are watching here in the u.s. and around the world. >> it is time to check the read lines at a bombing in a mosque in yemen's capital. it killed at least 29 people and injured dozens more. they hit the mosque while worshippers were attending prayers. no one claimed responsibility for that bombing. it service sunni and shia worshippers. >> pope francis will be the first pontiff ever to address u.s. congress. he spent wednesday at numerous events including a welcoming
ceremony and a mass. >> leaders pledged more than a billion in aid. it came as heads of state gathered to discuss the crisis in europe. the money will go to the un's agency and the world food program. >> arkula merkel wrapped up the refugee crisis. they planned to relocate 120,000 a sill um seekers and talked about what she expects from those who want to stay in germany. >> we need to manage acute issues and also long-term issues that means the integration of people that want to be with us long-term. this includes that we expect from them to respect our rules according to our constitution and to integrate on the basis of
our society and that they ought to prepare to learn german and master this language. >> china's had the heads to wash where he will meet barack obama for a working dinner. his focus was business as he vowed to ease restrictions on foreign investors. he held a brief closed door meeting with the top tech executives. >> earlier he announced a multibillion dollar deal. boeing announced plans to build a finishing facility in china. >> when the main river rises, all of them will be filled. when china and u.s. relations do fine, the american companies including boeing will be even better to cooperate with china.
>> let's turn now to cristy in hong kong and get more on what has been happening. what came of the meeting with the business and tech executives in seattle? >> a major pledge. he promised to make it easier to invest in china. that was a message he delivered to business leaders at the institute event. after that he went to the microsoft campus where he was greeted by the cofounter of bill gates. and a host of other executives. facebook is still blocked in china. a number of chinese top tech execs for al i ba ba. he was posting updates of the
internet policy and saying that the technology is pivotal to the u.s.-china ties. twitter is still blocked in china. the internet czar of china is the man who controls the internet and the fire wall and promoting this saying that china should have the right to determine what comes out of their borders. the internet will be the subject of cyber security. >> it will be interesting to see what comes out of those talks. you and i talked about this new report linking cyber attacks to a chinese officer and talk to us about the findings. >> this is a bombshell report.
researchers have established a link between a cyber hacking group to a chinese military officer in china. the group is known to use e-mail to breech and break into the computer networks that are competing with china in the south china sea. he defends cyber security, but they would never encourage or take part in the activities and this is another example and proof of what looks like state-responseored cyber attacks. establishing the link between this cyber hacking group and the pla. that will be brought up between the two world leaders. >> it will be interesting to see the impact on those discussions and the tone of those talks as well. joining us live from hong kong. always a pleasure to talk with you. we have coverage of mr. xi's
trip. you can learn more about the complicated relationship between beijing and washington and find the latest headlines about china. that's all at cnn.com/china. >> still to come here on cnn newsroom, a new report reveals who may be profiting from the illegal ivory trade decimating the elephant population. a live interview is next. cry-proof, stay-proof look? neutrogena® makeup remover does. it erases 99% of your most stubborn makeup with one towelette. need any more proof than that? neutrogena.
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our next story examines the illegal ivory trade damaging the elephant population. 35 years ago more than a million elephants where now the population is less than half. as low as 419,000. >> a new report is shedding light on which groups may be largely profiting from the illegal ivory trade tied to the poaching crisis in east africa and decides which groups serving as a distraction.
>> if are more on this, we can discuss everything in london. there is a sandwich analyst and they published this report which she cowrote. thank you very much for joining us. i will talk about this report and look through it and it claims that terror groups in the horn of africa is funding through the ivory trade. explain your research that discovered this. >> sure. so the researchers are the first of its kind to look into the strength with the illegal ivory trade. the idea that there is a strong connection that has been prop gre gated. the evidence underpinning the links is extremely limited.
our stories investigates the strength of the links. it found that the evidence to suggest that there very large flows of rifry moving through the territory is extremely weak and we focus our limited resources on the groups that are known to drive the trade in east africa and these are sophisticated and networked groups and they are at low and high levels with the countries involved. >> one thing your report found is that claims were funding themselves coming from unnamed ark none muss sources and they didn't hold up. where, then, is their money coming from? where do they get most of their funding? >> al shabaab proved a sophisticated organization with adaptive and flexible fund-raising strategies.
it has increasingly moved towards more localized sources of funding as traditional resources have come into more pressure for growing efforts to intercept these sources. we are seeing growing pressure on flows of income. they focused on taxation of the local population in areas of control and trade-based financing. looking at the charcoal trade and information creating sugar which is smuggled into kenya and they need to focus if we are going to make an impact from the financing. >> the report is critical of african governments along the horn of africa that are not doing enough and not willing to admit they are more complicated than it is. some officials are corrupt as it comes to dealing with this.
which governments in your view are not doing enough to look at the true sources? >> it's really a problem that affects all of the source countries where ivory is coming from. we focused exclusively on east africa and the majority of the research went into the report was conducted in kenya. the government has expressed concern, but the evidence shows that the organized crime groups operating in the region and beyond are aware our attention should be focused. >> i appreciate you enlightening up from the royal united services institute. thanks for chatting with us. >> coming up next here on cnn newsroom, it may look chaotic, but it's a difficult rugby play.
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the fairy tale is over for japan and the rugby world cup. they pulled off an amazing win with south africa, but they were no match for scotland. >> japan came into the match, but they beat japan 45-10 at the stadium. >> die-hard rugby fans call the skrum the most important part of the game, but to most it looks like a huge pile of bodies pushing each other around. >> that's what it is. they explain why this play is one of the most technically difficult parts of the sport. >> it's one of the most recognizable and technical aspects. it's a method of restarting where eight players bind together into a unit that outmuscles and outpowers the
opposition. they take part in the murders or the pack. they make up three distinct sections. the front row on each side and a hooker in the middle. they have the most important role, anchoring the front and colliding with the opposition. it's off on a brutal charge. that's known as the engine room because of what they provide. two on each side and a number in the back. they have several with stability and link up the play. when instructed by the referee, they engage and push against each other. they are inserted by one player and they hook it back to the number. if everything works according to planned, they are release and that team retains possession.
>> it usually keeps hold with a huge shout. the referee can penalize and award play to the other team. it is a battle of power, a combination of strength and technique and teamwork. it may not win you any points, but they offer you a chance to do something more important. to dominate and intimidate and you usually win the game. >> all right. now you know. >> good to have that background. >> we want to end with amazing video. a pane of glass fell right next to ahe stopped to check somethig
on the bottom of his shoe and the glass stopped. >> knocks him over and he survived. then he can be seen walking away afterwards. i would be quite upset. i would be so mad. >> he is in shock. >> it's a bad weather in store for europe. >> the first time with ber ek from the international weather center. >> they already had a slew of bad weather. that led to scenes like this. you can actually see the local footage sent to us and just some of the results of a flash flood that reached two meters. the search and rescue had to go
out and reach the individuals. scary moments for people across that part of the world and it appears that system is slowly dying down. across the turkey region. we will focus on italy and into the southern part. this system you see rotating will bring the possibility of heavy rainfall. that will be to the coast of 8ia and greece. here's the possibility of heavy rainfall and isolated tornado. we will look out for the possibility where you see the darker shading of red. anywhere from 50 to 0 millimeters. this is a saturated environment
and additional rainfall on top of that could lead to the possibility of localized flooding. you can see the system rotating across the southern area and bring unpleasant weather from rome. croatia and southward. on that part of the world, it doesn't look like they are that pleasant. >> rosemary? >> thank you. >> before we go, we want to share a more memorable moments from the pope's day in washington. a 5-year-old girl was stopped by secret service as she tried to get close to the pope. she got over the security barricade twice and they surrounded the girl and the pope waved her over. >> he gave her a kiss on the cheek. she handed him a picture and a note in spanish saying my
friends and i love each other no matter the color of our skin. >> look at that drawing. the girl fears her parents will be deported and hopes the pope can bring changes to u.s. immigration laws. that's great she got through security to the pope. >> what are a nice message. that is it for a full hour anchor marathon. done and dusted. we appreciate you joining us. >> early start is coming up for the viewers in the u.s. and for everyone elsewhere, stay tuned. >> see you next week.
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