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welcome to viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm andrew stevens in hong kong. here's an update on the top stories we are following this hour. israeli officials say a border police officer shot and killed a palestinian man in jerusalem during an attempted stabbing. in an earlier incident, the israeli defense forces say a palestinian tried to stab an israeli man who shot and killed him. the first migrants have reached the slovenian border after hungary sealed its border
with croatia, according to reuters. hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants have streamed through europe over the past few months. a drug lord known as "el chapo" has avoided recapture but hurt himself in the process. mexican officials say guzman injured himself during a failed operation to rearrest him. they say he suffered injuries to his face and leg but not from a direct confrontation. let's get back to the conflict in syria. russia's military says it conducted close to 400 air strikes targeting isis in the last week. meanwhile, syria has launched a new offensive against rebels near aleppo province. let's get to the latest now. we can turn to the former chief of our moscow bureau, and now with the international center defense and security. she joins us live from moscow. first of all, there's been a lot of suspicion about these russian claims that it's attacking isis positions. many american sources say it's
not just isis, it's other rebels who are fighting against the assad regime. what do we actually know? >> well, we do know the russians this morning kind of fine-tuned what they were saying. they said that they were hitting terrorist sites, and they specifically said that they are now targeting syrian free army sites. now syrian free army, of course, is part of the opposition. they are a group that the united states believes could be part of the ultimate -- ultimately part of the solution politically in syria. so i felt that it was interesting. again, in a broad picture, the united states continues to say and the coalition say that russia is targeting basically everybody who is trying to rise up against or fight the syrian army. and the russians say that, no, it's only terrorist
organizations and also isil. >> and there have been sort of rising tensions between russia and turkey. the latest is that the turkish air force shot down a drone. we don't know where it's from. some people in the u.s. say it is a russian drone, the russians say we haven't lost any. certainly it's not the first instance where there's been tensions between what appears to be russian aircraft over a very, very sensitive area. is the russians or are the russians deliberately sort of antagonizing turkey here? >> it's hard to say. there's turkey, and turkey is part of nato. every time i think of turkey, it's useful to broaden that to nato. that said, the russians, the incursion about a week ago of the russian plane that went into turkish airspace and came out
aga again, the russians apologized. the coalition didn't really take that as an apology. they seemed to think that it was on purpose. and now you have this drone. whether that was on purpose or not, it's not clear. and also the russians continue to insist that it wasn't their drone. that all of their drones and airplane came back safely. what you do have here is certainly the russian military moving very forcefully. the air force moving forcefully into areas that it basically wants to move into. many people saying this could be dangerous. therefore, that's why it's significant that the united states as part of the coalition and russia have just come to an agreement, and we're expecting that that would be announced and signed very shortly which is between the pentagon and the defense ministry for safety in the skies, flight safety. you know, there's a bigger -- maybe we can talk about that. there's a bigger political part
of this. for instance, russia's deputy defense minister said today, good, it's a good document. glad that it's happening. we want to broaden it. and eventually the united states and nato will understand that they should join in a coalition to fight terrorism generally. the united states says no, we are not going to cooperate with you on that broader fight because you are doing the wrong thing which is you are supporting assad, and the united states, of course, wants assad gone. >> okay. all right. thank you very much for that. jill dougherty from the international center of security and defense from moscow. now egyptians head to the polls on sunday and monday for the first phase of parliamentary elections. it will be the eighth time that egyptians will take to the polls in just four years, and there is concern that voter fatigue will keep participation rates low. cnn's ian lee has the details.
>> reporter: campaign volunteers try to wake egypt's sleepy electorate. they sprint to the finish as polls for parliament opens sunday. ahmed mansour entices with posters, music, handouts, and horns. for some, it's all noise. [ horns ] >> reporter: "yes, of course i'm worried about the turnout," he says. "if we have a desire for change, we actually have to change." mansour pledges better jobs, health care, and education. like the more than 5,000 candidates, he struggles to energize a fatigued nation. >> almost five years now after the uprising, the disappointment has sunk in finally. the expectations are very high,
and not much came out. >> reporter: this election is the final step in a roadmap after the military ousted president mohamed morsi in 2013. despite many promises over the past five years, egypt continues to struggle with a stalled economy, poor education, high unemployment, and poverty. since the 2011 revolution, egyptians have voted for two constitutions, two presidents, and now two parliaments. but all the while, voter turnout has continued to decline. officials are afraid that voters are disillusioned, and the trend will continue. part of the reason may be they only gave the candidates two weeks to introduce themselves to the public. "honestly, i only knew there was an election a week ago," he says. "i don't know the candidates." "honestly, no. i don't know any candidates,"
says this man. "on what basis would i vote for anyone?" moki al sisi introduces himself by shaking every hand at a rally. the candidate for the ultra conservative nor party hopes to rally its rural base. even in predominantly muslim egypt, the party knows it's going to be a struggle. "the challenge for us," says the head of the nor party, "is going to be convincing people to cast their ballot at the polling station for us." the fatigue and confusion it who is running could have an unintentional benefit. >> probably the most important thing about this election is it can't be rigged. nobody would know who to rig it in favor of if they thought of rigging because there are no clear loyalties or coalitions. >> reporter: egypt will have a new parliament by the end of the
year. the second round of voting is next month. but will anyone know their representative or care? ian lee, cnn, cairo. a nurse suffers a frightening relapse months after she thought she'd recovered from ebola. coming up, the latest on what scientists are still learning about the deadly virus. and we're also getting word that lamar odom is conscious and speaking. more on the condition of the former pro basketball player coming up.
she was the first person diagnosed with the virus in the u.k. the relapse has con founded experts. a new study indicates the virus is much more persistent than previously believed. earlier we spoke to dr. ian crozier, an ebola survivor himself, about what scientists are still learning about the virus. >> i think there are a number of people now interested in both providing care, and that care and evaluation is urgent. it's been called an emergency within the emergency. particularly amid survivors. our emery i-team are looking seriously and urgently at the disease that is emerging in survivors, and i think we have a great need to sort of make sure that what -- what happened at the bedsides of a few med-evacuated survivors, and i'm one of them, can be quickly and eliminatably and in an a--
nimbly and in an agile manner be transferred to south africa. i'm along with other physicians interested in that occurring well. >> the doctor was diagnosed with ebola after treating patients in sierra leone. he was declared free of the virus last year and then two months later, doctors found trays of ebola in his eye. it is a frightening reality for ebola sufferers. even surviving the worst part of the virus doesn't necessarily mean that they'll ever be cured. most who have been infected are left with awful symptom. the most common include memory loss and forgetfulness. some more obvious symptoms vary from hair loss and vision problems to fatigue. the virus gradually weaken survivors of whom there are some 17,000. the former pro basketball player, lamar odom, has reportedly emerged from a coma. his mother-in-law, the reality tv star kris jenner, told "access hollywood" he has serious injuries to his vital
organs. he's been at a las vegas hospital since tuesday when he was found unresponsive at a brothel. we have more on odom's condition. >> reporter: a sign of hope for lamar odom. a source reporting the former nba and reality star is conscious and was able to say hi to his estranged wife, khloe kardashian. the source adding his condition remains guarded at sunrise hospital in the intensive care unit. >> please come, he's got blood coming out of his nose, white stuff coming out his mouth. >> reporter: paramedics rushed the 35-year-old here after he was found unresponsive at a nevada brothel called the love ranch on tuesday afternoon. >> somebody came up and said that he had some cocaine on him, that he did this on saturday. >> reporter: employees told police odom used cocaine on saturday and may have taken up to ten herbal supplement pills used for sexual enhancement over several days. ranch employees said he spent thousands on women and a vip
luxury suite. >> he spent $75,000. that was his number, what he wanted is two girls, 24 hours a day, to take care of any of his needs from food, anything in the bedroom. >> reporter: on, dock's struggles played out on national television. the two-time nba champion frequently appeared on the hit reality show "keeping up with the kardashians," after he began dating and later marrying khloe kardashian. their courtship and ultimate separation making headlines both on and off the screen. now at sunrise hospital, his estranged wife khloe and her family are praying for him to recovery. kylie entweeting a picture -- jenner tweeting a picture say, "start your morning with a prayer." cnn, las vegas. u.s. presidential candidates are trading in their soapboxes for the dance floor. coming up, we'll look at the politicians who are swaying more than just voters. ♪
the feud began friday morning when trump implied the former president, george w. bush, shared some blame for the 9/11 terror attacks since he was in office at the time. jeb bush twittered, "how pathetic for donald trump to criticize the president for 9/11. we were attacked, and my brother kept us safe." hillary clinton seems to have benefited from her performance at the democratic debate despite the controversies surrounding her. a "boston globe"/suffolk university poll has clinton back on top in new hampshire. that's where the first u.s. presidential primary vote will be held. her small lead over bernie sanders, who'd been leading in the state for months, is within the poll's inof error. clinton -- margin of error. clinton gave her first interview since the debate to cnn's jake tapper. >> congratulations on this new poll number. in new hampshire, showing you're pulling ahead of bernie sanders in a state where you've lagged a
little. he's from neighboring vermont. the reviews obviously very positive for many pundits. i'm wondering what the pundit-in-chief, your husband, who is in vegas, i'm wondering what he said to you after the debate. >> he thought i did a really good job. i think that's the highest praise that i could ever get. there's nobody who -- whose opinion on these things i respect more. it was great to have him with me. we had celebrated our 40th anniversary on sunday last. the fact that he could come and keep me company and keep my spirits up and drill me on some of the things he thought were important meant a great deal to me. >> as long as you bring it up, 40 years of marriage. >> 40 years, jake. 40 years. >> how -- what do you know about him now that you didn't know 40 years ago? >> i am so grateful that -- we have basically had the opportunity to grow in so many
different ways. i'm not going to sit here and tell you or your viewers that it's been, you know, a path filled with rose blooms. it's been challenging. overall, looking back at those 40 years, i am so grateful that after he asked me yes i finally said yes and have spent these years with him. >> you can hear more of that interview with hillary clinton later this weekend. tune in to "state of the union" with jake tapper sunday at 2:00 p.m. in london, that's 3:00 p.m. in berlin, only on cnn. there's obviously no way that anyone can dance their way into the white house. that isn't stopping some of the u.s. presidential candidates from trying. the latest to hit the dance floor with the american talk show host ellen degeneres, the normally austere bernie sanders. jeanne moos with that and a lot more. ♪ >> reporter: first he loosened up backstage, and then, 74-year-old bernie sanders made
his entrance on the "ellen." ♪ >> reporter: to the beat of "disco inferno." ♪ burn baby burn >> reporter: we don't know if berny had a burning, burning describe to dance, but he did it in what "new york" magazine has called the requisite trial by dancing encouraged by ellen. barack obama did it back when he was first running for president. [ cheers ] >> reporter: michelle obama has done it. he's done it not once, not tw e twice, but three times. ♪ >> reporter: ellen even sells a c.d. called "i'm gonna make you dance jams." she's made cnn's wolf blitzer dance. occasionally, there is someone who is able to resist the siren call of ellen. john mccain opted to walk rather than dance on stage. ♪ so did joe biden, the vice president even whispered in
ellen's ear. and though hillary clinton resisted any impulse to boogie down back in 2007, last month, ellen managed to lure her into learning the whip-nae nae during the break. ♪ >> reporter: politicians are becoming more like the movie stars we expect to dance. ♪ >> reporter: though ellen had to use a $20,000 check for charity to seduce matt damon into the whip-nae nae. >> that's all i know. >> reporter: when ellen asked bernie sanders what song he would sing to in a karaoke bar, he chose "staying alive." too bad we have no polling data that indicates whether public displace plays of dancing help a candidacy stay alive. ♪ >> reporter: jeanne moos, cnn -- ♪ stayin alive >> reporter: new york. >> got to do what you've got to
do. we'll change the pace as we head toward the end of of the show. if you're looking for something spooky to do this halloween, how about spending the night in a truly bone-chilling locale? you could win a chance to stay in the paris cat combs. a bed in the world's biggest grave. the walls lined with some six million skulls. the underground tunnel stretches for literally hundreds of kilometers. the home rental website air b & b, is behind the contest. the winners will be the first living people to ever sleep in the graveyard. at least you can say your neighbors will be deathly quiet. thanks for joining us. i'm andrew stevens in hong kong. natalie allen is up after the break with another hour of news from around the world.
no end in sight to attacks between palestinians and israelis. another day begins with violence. hungary closes its border with croatia. migrants face another roadblock on their way into central europe. a major typhoon is just hours away from hitting the philippines. torrential rains and flooding expected. these stories are all ahead here. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world, i'm natalie allen. also, have you ever thought about living on the moon? haven't done that. scientists believe it may well be possible. we'll have that story coming up, as well, this hour.
you're watching "cnn newsroom." we begin in israel and the west bank where there have been two deadly attacks in the past few hours. police say they shot and killed a palestinian, possibly a teenager who tried to stab a border officer during a check in a jerusalem neighborhood. in an earlier incident in hebron, an israeli man shot and killed a palestinian he says tried to attack him witha knife. these latest attacks come after hamas declared a day of rage against israel friday. at least five palestinians were killed in clashes across the region. friday's violence started with a wall of flames in a west bank religious compound. we learn more about that from cnn's orrin lieberman in jerusalem. >> reporter: fanning the flames of tension across an already explosive region, israeli media
have shown this video saying it's the fire at joseph's tomb. the israeli military says palestinian rioters entered the site before palestinian forces dispersed and put out the fire. the tomb appears to be unharmed. palestinian and israeli leaders condemned the attack. the day was just beginning. israel imposing heavy restrictions on palestinian movement in and around the old city of jerusalem after a wave of deadly attacks. checking i.d.s, stopping cars, and blocking off palestinian neighborhoods east jerusalem. the city relatively quiet during friday prayers. attacks moving into the west bank. [ explosion ] >> reporter: a palestinian disguised as a press photographer stabbed an israeli soldier in the west bank. according to the idf, soldiers shot and killed him. clashes broke out in bethlehem between palestinians throwing
stones and molotov cocktails. israelis firing teargas and bullets, littering the street with a debris of clashes and filling the air with the acrid smoke of teargas. in hebron, palestinian protesters marched through the streets carrying miniatures of the mosque in the old city of jerusalem, waving hamas flags. in gaza, a day of rage called, as tensions flare on both sides with questions lingering of when will this round of violence end. secretary of state john kerry spoke with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu, palestinian president abbas, and the king of jordan to try to de-escalate the situation to see if a sense of calm can be restored, some sense of security for israelis and palestinians before this escalates any more.
cnn, jerusalem. another side of this story is a report that may be difficult for many of you to watch. with the death toll mounting as the mideast conflict escalates, both sides are going to great length to make their case to the world. cnn's phil black examines how the two sides used tv and social media to tell very different stories about one palestinian boy. >> reporter: it's distressing to watch. [ bleep ] >> reporter: a palestinian boy, 13 years old, legs mangled under him, crying and pleading. around him israelis shout obscenities, telling him to die. what is not in dispute is that his name is ahmad. what is in dispute is how he came to be here. an example of how both palestinians and israelis battle for public opinion with social media, video, and accusations. palestinian authority president abbas showed the boy's image during a television address, accusing the israelis of
"executing our children in cold blood as they did with this child." israel's government wasted no time, angrily calling abbas a liar. >> first of all, he's not dead. he's alive. secondly, he's not innocent. >> reporter: the israeli government hosted a security video on social media highlighting the knives it says ahmad and his 15-year-old cousin used to attack jews in east jerusalem. >> he tried to kill, murder, knife to death an innocent israeli youngster, 13 years old. riding a bicycle. >> reporter: the video goes on to show the moment the older palestinian boy is shot dead by police. it doesn't show what happened to ahmad. the israeli government says he ended up here injured and lying across light rail tracks after he was hit by a car. to counter palestinian claims he was dead, the israelis posted another video. this one showing the boy in hospital getting medical
treatment. so what does the palestinian authority president say now about his claim the child was executed? his spokesman says the comments were misinterpreted. that he meant israelis trying to kill children like amad. both sides are using this young boy to try to advance their own narratives. narratives that are as far from each other as the hope of any lasting peace on this city's troubled streets. phil black, cnn, jerusalem. since the 1st of october, there have been at least 30 violent incidents across israel and the west bank. officials say eight israelis and more than 30 palestinians have been killed. on friday u.s. president obama condemned the recent violence and reiterated that a two-state solution is the best answer for peace. he also said the region's leefrds need to do more. >> we also believe that it's important for both prime
minister netanyahu and israeli elected officials and president abbas and other people in positions of power to try to tamp down rhetoric that may feed violence or anger or misunderstanding and try to get all people in israel and in the west bank to recognize that this kind of random violence isn't going to result in anything other than more hardship. >> u.s. secretary of state john kerry may be meeting with the israeli prime minister next week to talk about the violence. migrants have now reached slovenia after hungary seemed its border with -- sealed its border with croatia. slovenian police say about 600
migrants arrived in slovenia just a couple of hours ago. they'll be registered, then head to a city near the border with austria where police say they can stay as long as they like. hungary says it's trying to reduce the flow of thousands of migrants and refugees coming across its borders daily. croatia and slovenia say they will keep their borders open as long as austria and germany keep accepting people. turkey has slammed the european union saying a deal to stem the flow of migrants isn't yet done. turkey has become a transit stop for thousands of syrian refugees and migrants. many try to go on to europe from there. the plan the e.u. came one included a path to visa-free travel for turkish citizens. ankara, the capital, also wants more than $3 billion in aid and a reevaluation of turkey's e.u. membership bid. the turkish foreign minister called the deal "unacceptable" and said the e.u. needs to offer
more money. we turn to the war in syria. the government has launched a new offensive against rebel groups near aleppo. turkey, meantime, says it shot down this -- an unidentified aircraft that crossed into its airspace near syria's border. chief security correspondent jim sciutto has the details. >> reporter: the wreckage of the drone lay in pieces, smoldering on the ground. turkish forces say they shot it down friday inside turkish airspace near its border with syria where the skies are increasingly crowded with aircraft from multiple foreign powers. including russia and the u.s. u.s. officials tell cnn they believe the drone was russian. moscow says all of its drones are accounted for. turkish official say they had no choice but to destroy it. >> translator: turkish armed forces have warned elements about violating turkish airspace. after several warnings, if these
elements do not comply, they are shot down. >> reporter: here, new video which witnesses on the ground say show russian air strikes against villages in homs, syria. days ago two aircraft came within miles of each other, so-called visual range, before they moved away. u.s. officials immediately protested, and the two sides are expected to reach an agreement soon to avoid conflict in the air. >> this is why we are working with the russians, been in communication with the russians specifically on this notion of safety protocols we put in place to make sure that coalition air crews and russian air crews for that matter are not at risk of some sort of accident in the skies over syria. >> as i suspect, russia starts realizing they're not going to be able to bomb their way to a peaceful situation inside of syria that we'll be able to make progress on that front. >> reporter: the fight on the ground is becoming more crowded and more volatile, as well. the united states recently air
dropped ammunition for syrian rebels it is supporting, promising more but only if used to attack the target the u.s. is focused on, isis. former commanders say the strategy is risky. >> it becomes very important to know who you're dropping these weapons, these arms to. and if you don't know exactly who's going to be at the receiving end, there's a risk that these weapons will fall into the wrong hands. the russian defense ministry says it carried out close to 400 air strikes targeting isis within the last week. for more, we turn to jill dougherty, former chief of our moscow bureau, with the international center for defense and security. she joins us now live from moscow. speci interesting that moscow says it is targeting isis. certainly has stepped up its presence, and it seems it's fine tuning its targets, jill. >> it's significant, too, natalie. it says that it's not hitting
the free syrian army, the fsa. that's a group that the united states believes is, let's call it the moderate opposition, a group that could eventually be part of the political solution should that happen. i guess on the military side, the good news is that these military-to-military talks between the pentagon and the russian ministry of defense have been going very well. and as we've been reporting, they're just on the verge of signing this, but it's really just a flight safety agreement. it's very technical to avoid any problems in the air. but it doesn't get into any political solution. and that's what the russian government has been repeating. in fact, the deputy defense minister repeated again, said this maybe could turn into a broader document that could get to some type of agreement further. president obama yesterday very clearly saying that there is no
meeting of the minds on any further strategy. >> leave it for now, leaving it to criss-cross in the skies then? >> they will. but at least that could be safer, say. but i think what you have now is this kind of war of words. if you look at what the russian deputy defense minister is saying, he is saying that the united states has no strategy, and they have a lack of confidence and unwillingness to engage with russia in fighting terrorism. in other words, russia is saying the united states really is too weak, doesn't have any ideas of its own, and we are leading the charge, come and join us. president obama is saying we want to fight isil and want to fight terrorists, but we believe, russia, that your strategy is wrong. that if you continue to bomb, you're just going to enflame the
situation. that will attract terrorists, and it will get worse. that's where we are now. there appears to be no real movement toward some type of political solution, even though both sides say that they want it. >> jill, is there any more fault to russia's involvement being something vladimir putin wanted to in effect flex his muscles on the world stage? >> i think immediately in syria russia wants to be taken very seriously and be part of whatever comes next. if assad remains in power or if he goes. russia wants to be part of that equation. it has long-standing interest in syria and wants to be reckoned with there. in a broader sense, i think especially this rhetoric that we're hearing about come join us, we are leading the fight against terrorism, that is having some resonance. russia saying that it is a leader on the world stage in
terms of fighting terrorism. a powerful message. one that president putin wants to get across. it goes beyond syria at least rhetorically. >> thanks, jill dougherty following developments from moscow. mexico's most wanted drug lord eludes capture once again. coming up, the latest on the operation that wounded el chapo and sent him back on the run. we're also getting word that lamar odom's medical condition may be improving. we'll hear from people close to the former nba player when we continue. ♪ ♪ the beautiful sound of customers making the most of their united flight. power, wi-fi, and streaming entertainment.
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welcome back to "cnn newsroom." drug lord juan guzman better known as el chapo and wanted worldwide has avoided recapture but hurt himself apparently in the process. mexican officials say guzman injured himself during a failed operation to recapture him just a few days ago. he suffered injuries to his face and leg, we're told. authorities say they were not the result of a direction confrontation with security forces. that's all they're saying right now. former pro basketball player lamar odom has reportedly awakened from a comb amp his mother-in-law, reality tv star, kris jenner, told "access hollywood" odom has serious injuries to his vital organs. he's been at a las vegas
hospital since tuesday after he was found unresponsive at a brothel. cnn has more on odom's condition. >> reporter: a sign of hope for lamar odom. a source saying the former nba and reality tv star is conscious and was able to say hi to his estranged wife, khloe kardashian. the same source adding his condition remains guarded here at sunrise hospital in the intensive care unit. >> please hurry. he's got blood coming out of his nose, white stuff coming out of his mouth. >> reporter: paramedics rushed the 35-year-old here after he was found unresponsive at a nevada brothel called the love ranch on tuesday afternoon. >> somebody came up and said he had some cocaine on him. he did it on saturday. >> reporter: employees told police odom used cocaine on saturday and may have taken up to ten herbal supplement pills used for sexual performance enhancement over several days. love ranch employees also say odom spent thousands of dollars on women, and a vip luxury
suite. >> he spent $75,000. and that was his number. what he wanted was two girls, 24 hours a day, to take care of any of his needs from food. anything in the bedroom. >> reporter: odom's struggles played out on national television. the two-time nba champion frequently appeared on the hit show "keeping up with the croatias," after -- "keeping up with the kardashians," after he began dating khloe. the marriage and separation making headlines on and off the screen. now the family praying for him to recover. kylie tweeting a picture with the caption, "start your morning with a prayer." cnn, las vegas. hillary clinton seems to have benefitted from her performance at the democratic debate this week despite the
controversy surrounding her. the "boston globe"/suffolk university poll has clinton back on top in new hampshire. that's where the first u.s. presidential primary vote will be held. her small lead over bernie sanders, who had been ahead in the state for months, is within the poll's margin. error. clinton gave her first national interview since the debate to cnn's jake tapper. congratulations on polling ahead of bernie sanders in a state where you've lagged before, he's from vermont. the reviews positive for the pundits. i'm wondering what the pundit-in-chief, your husband who was in vegas, what he said after the debate. >> he thought i did a really good job. i think that's the highest praise that i could ever get. there's nobody who -- whose
opinion on these things i respect more. it was great to have him with me. we had celebrated our 40th anniversary on sunday last. the fact that he could come and keep me company and keep my spirits up and drill me on some of the things he thought were important meant a great deal to me. >> you can watch the full interview with hillary clinton later this weekend on "state of the union with jake tapper" sunday. that's 9:00 in hong kong, 10:00 in tokyo. president obama addressed iran's weapons program friday. earlier in the week, iranian tv aired footage of underground missile bunkers. and the country recently conducted a test of a new long-range smart missile. u.s. officials said this is not in violation of iran's nuclear agreement. >> the iran flea market deal solves a specific -- iran nuclear deal solves a specific problem. that is making sure they don't possess a nuclear weapon. it's our best way to do that. it does not fully resolve the wide range of issues where we've got a big difference.
so we have to put pressure on them through the international community. >> at the same news conference, mr. obama stood with south korea's president and spoke it north korea's weapons. he said they would never accept the north as a nuclear state. the news agency in iran reports two people were killed in a drive-by shooting targeting a shiite ceremony that happened in southwestern iran. two others were wounded in friday's incident. the morning ceremony was commemorating the death of an imam. no word on the suspects at this point. nearly 27 years after pan am flight 103 exploded over lockerbie, scotland, officials say they is now identified -- they have now identified two suspects in the bombing. the new developments could raise more questions. we learn more from cnn's report.
>> reporter: the scene of pure evil. 270 lives taken in the blink of an eye. mangled, smoldering debris all that remain from pan am flight 103, blown apart midair. the scottish town of lockerbie its final resting place. now almost 27 years on from the atrocity, a possible breakthrough in the investigation. the u.s. and scotland naming two suspects. a former spy chief of ousted libyan leader moammar gadhafi, a man who already has blood on his hands. known in libya as the butcher. he was convicted by france over the bombing of a passenger plane the year after lockerbie. 170 people were killed in that attack. he's currently in prison awaiting execution. he was held responsible for the deaths of protesters during libya's 2011 uprising. the other man of interest, investigators trying to determine if he's a known
bombmaker who is also in a libyan prison on unrelated charges. this new turn in a decades' old probe continues to fuel a long-held belief this wasn't a lone wolf attack, and the gadhafi regime was somehow involved. gadhafi denies his government had any role in the bombing. to this day, abdelbaset ali al megrahi seen here speaking with gadhafi is the only person convicted. the man many libyans regarded as a hero. he was jailed in scotland for mass murder, released in 2009 to die at home after being diagnosed with cancer. he protested his innocence even in his final days. these latest developments may come to nothing with both suspects already in jail. it's unclear whether they can even be charged or stand trial. and if that does happen, wounds which have taken some 27 years to heal will all of a sudden be reopened. cnn. heavy winds and rain are heading for the philippines.
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welcome back to our viewers in the u.s. and around the world. you're watching "cnn newsroom." i'm natalie allen. in top stories -- israeli officials say a border police officer shot and killed a palestinian who may have been a 16-year-old boy in jerusalem during an attempted stabbing. in an earlier incident, the
israel defense forces say a palestinian tried to stab an israeli man who shot and killed him. two attacks starting the day off there in israel sadly. an estimated 600 migrants and refugees have now reached slovenia on buses from croatia. this after hungary sealed its border with croatia to stop people from crossing illegally. migrants will be registered and transferred to a city near the austrian border. isis claims responsibility for a deadly attack in eastern saudi arabia. saudi state media says a gunman shot and killed five people at a shiite/muslim meeting hall friday. the gunman was then shot dead by police at the scene. the quarterfinals of the rugby world cup kick off saturday with wales taking on south africa. saturday's other big match will pit reigning champs new zealand against france at millennium stadium. the philippines bracing for
a powerful typhoon expected to make landfall saturday. koppu is set to linger over the northern philippines for about three days. could cause major flooding and mudslides. it is then expected to move north. our meteorologist, karen maginnis, is watching this for us. this is -- this storm is equivalent to a category four hurricane, right? >> yes. that is the latest information. the very latest information that we have. this is such a powerful storm system, and it has anded all of the predictions meaning it just increased in intensity before it falls in the next 1 to 18 hours along the northern philippines. i want to point out this -- that is the eye. it is rather spectacular looking on this imagery. but it also kind of defines the storm system. it has grown as far as the size of the storm.
it is now the equivalent of a category four. it has a clearly defined eye, and it is moving fairly slowly, westward at about nine kilometers per hour. so that slower movement means more impact. more impact from the wind, more from the waves. the wave heights could be 12 meters. we are looking at a significant, catastrophic rain event that takes place here. and by all of that, what i mean is we're looking at the potential for catastrophic flood, power outages, and mud and landslides. the philippines are used to these amazing storm systems. this is the time of year we have seen above normal numbers of thooi tooifs that have moved across -- typhoons that have moved across the pacific. the model shows that rainfall is going to be measured not just
with millimeters but maybe a meter plus. where you see the white shaded area, that's where we're looking 500-plus to 1,000 millimeters, in excess of a millimeter of rainfall. pretty much they're seeing moderate to very heavy rainfall but primarily along this eastern shore. we are looking at significant rainfall, already evacuations have taken place. they are saying military is at the ready, and police officers are also prepared. evacuations, the president has already said you need to evacuate some of these areas. we see the white. these are computer models suggesting a tremendous amount of moisture that is expecting as this lingers across the central and northern philippines for the next several days. hasn't even made landfall just yet. the other story, this has happened in north america. in the southwestern united
states. i want set this up. a woman is sitting in a car. she has her cell phone out. this is the mojave desert. take a look at what happens as she sits in that automobile. listen to this. >> oh, my god. this car is going to hit us! oh, my god! [ screams ] >> now there were about 200 vehicles that you can see that were swept off the roads. the rainfall came down. it was a heavy burst of rainfall. in the desert, that's not good news. you can imagine how terrifying it was. no reports of injuries, which is the amazing thing. they were just tossed around like they were toys. this wasn't just in the mojave, this was a -- in different areas. the same system will ring out across the region. another storm system moves in for sunday. we'll stay on top of all of it. >> it is so bone dry there that the water can be dangerous
quickly. thank you. in southern california, residents and emergency officials are bracing for even more rain, as karen said. flooding and mudslides closed yet another highway northwest. 12 people were rescued after a large mudslide hit north of l.a. on thursday. it was a terrifying experience for some drivers. we learn more from cnn's sara sidner. >> reporter: in the drought stricken, fire ravaged california hills, short but heavy downpours can create mayhem. tonight hemming and his brother were on their -- tony hemming and his brother were on their way home after picking up their 10-year-old brother from school when they were broadsided by a
wall of mud. >> i looked to the left, and this entire embankment gave out. it was a frightening feeling of there's several feet of mud coming right at me. >> reporter: hemming carried his younger brother, and they all ran, leaving their truck behind. happy they're still around it dig it out the next day. >> we would have been completely covered. there was no chance of getting out. >> reporter: the flash floods came so fast and furious that this little car was nearly swallowed whole. we're told by troopers that the driver of the car did manage to get out uninjured. it wasn't just flash floods and sliding mud but hail like folks who have lived here all their lives have never seen before. golf billion-sized hail slammed down, damaging cars and homes. >> i'm from kentucky, so i'm no stranger to bad weather. this is the worst storm i have seen in my life. i was in a hurricane.
a typhoon in okinawa one time. nothing compared to this. >> reporter: this, meteorologists say, is just the beginning of what the climate cycle known as el nino will bring to california. even though the state need the rain, too much, too soon could be disastrous. >> have the geologist come out to insuspect the hillsides and make sure they're stable and safe. with a lot of rain, you get a lot saturation. sometimes the slides don't happen that first day. they happen later. >> reporter: cnn, lake elizabeth, california. >> that had to be so scary for the people in those cars. next here, egypt is heading for its eighth election in four years. some fear boater fatigue will keep many away from the polls. we'll have more coming up. plus, the plan is to bring mankind a step closer to settling on the moon. listerine® total care strengthens teeth, after brushing, helps prevent cavities and restores tooth enamel.
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egyptians head to the polls sunday and monday for the first phase of parliamentary elections. this will be the eighth time egyptians will take to the polls in four years. there is concern that voter fatigue will keep participation low. cnn's ian lee has more for us. >> reporter: campaign volunteers try to wake egypt's sleepy electorate. they sprint to the finish as polls for parliament opens sunday. ahmed mansour entices with posters, music, handouts, and horns. for some, it's all noise. [ horns ]
>> reporter: "yes, of course i'm worried about the turnout," he says. "if we have a desire for change, we actually have to change." mansour pledges better jobs, health care, and education. like the more than 5,000 candidates, he struggles to energize a fatigued nation. >> almost five years now after the uprising, the disappointment has sunk in finally. the expectations are very high, and not much came out. >> reporter: this election is the final step in a roadmap after the military ousted president mohamed morsi in 2013. despite many promises over the past five years, egypt continues to struggle with a stalled economy, poor education, high unemployment, and poverty. since the 2011 revolution, egyptians have voted for two constitutions, two presidents,
and now two parliaments. but all the while, voter turnout has continued to decline. officials are afraid that voters are disillusioned, and the trend will continue. part of the reason may be they only gave the candidates two weeks to introduce themselves to the public. "honestly, i only knew there was an election a week ago," he says. "i don't know the candidates." "honestly, no. i don't know any candidates," says this man. "on what basis would i vote for anyone?" moki al sisi introduces himself by shaking every hand at a rally. the candidate for the ultra conservative nor party hopes to rally its rural base. even in predominantly muslim egypt, the party knows it's
going to be a struggle. "the challenge for us," says the head of the nor party, "is going to be convincing people to cast their ballot at the polling station for us." the faing too and confusion about who -- fatigue and confusion it who is running could have an unintentional benefit. >> probably the most important thing about this election is it can't be rigged. nobody would know who to rig it in favor of if they thought of rigging because there are no clear loyalties or coalitions. >> reporter: egypt will have a new parliament by the end of the year. the second round of voting is next month. but will anyone know their representative or care? ian lee, cnn, cairo. a step forward in the battle
against climate change. the leaders of ten of the world's largest energy companies have signed a pledge to help stop global temperatures from rising more than two degrees celsius. we have more. >> reporter: businesses across all sectors are coming under increasing scrutiny as we get closer to the climate summit in december. while it's true that most do need to look for ways to stop emitting so much carbon, it has also opened opportunities to start looking for new methods and technologies. in fact, we're seeing this in one sector that is widely seen as the main critical o-- contributor. ten of the largest oil and gas companies have signed a pledge calling for an effective climate deal in december and committing to work together on researching and developing renewable energy to capture and store carbon so it doesn't get into the atmosphere. >> the companies have come together and ed the two-degree
c target is what we should shoot for and aim for. we're very open right now that the path and trajectory that is not on that path which is why we have this renewed sense of urgency. >> and i'm fully convinced but for the climate change if we are all to use oil energy companies, we have strong human capacity, strong technology capacity, strong financial capacity as part of the solution. if we don't step into the issue, nothing will move. it is better to see that as positive rather than to fight against us. >> reporter: of course it's early days. the companies are still producing fossil fuels on a large scale. they have not yet set any specific targets or deadlines in their pledge, and the companies signing the pledge only represent 10% of global energy production. the fact that these companies are coming out collectively and proactively pushing for a deal which could limit the use of their core product is a rare and positive development. of course, making these promises
is just the first step. the real opportunity lies in acting on them. cnn, new york. the battle is on to save another endangered animal from becoming the next casualty of climate change. experts say the arctic fox population has been devastated across scandinavian countries due to warmer temperatures affecting their natural habitat. conservationists have built this breeding center in northern norway. here the animal can nurse its pups in safety, protect it from other predators competing for food and territory. >> like when we actually started this project, the remaining populations in norway and sweden combined was less than 50 individuals in total. today, there is approximately 300 in norway. >> and there are eight fox
couples in the breeding center right now. researchers hope to eventually release some of them back into the wild to help boost the animals' population. very beautiful animal. the first man on the moon, u.s. astronaut neil armstrong, proclaimed that's one small step for man. now europe and russia's space agencies are planning another giant leap for mankind. they want to see if humans can live permanently on the moon. they hope to send a probe to the lunar's south pole in 2020 to search for water and other materials to support life. there are even plans to send inflatable domes for astronauts to live in as a potential replacement for the international space station. if successful, scientists hope scenes like this from the movie "the martian" will become a reality. the lunar base could help prepare for a mission to the red planet. until then, next here, we
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this year's london film festival focused on movies with memorable female leads, even calling 2015 the year of the strong woman. cnn rounded up some cinematic superstars to get their thoughts about gender equality in hollywood. ♪ there's a critical mass of women across generations finally thinking, come on, we need to shift the language and shift the conversations and stop trying to propel, you know, propel us back ten years. equal pay for equal work, not just in the film industry, but across all industries. >> if men don't look around the board of governors table and feel something's wrong, something's just wrong when half the people there are not women, then we're not going to make any progress. >> still live in a society that's sexist and goes
throughout our history. >> they're much harsher on women. they use phrases that they would never use for a man like, you know, bitch and diva and spoiled brat, up and all those sort of words that they're using to describe women who actually are strong women, who have a point of view and who have a voice and who use that voice. it's not as accepted as when a man is that way. >> women need to be able to tell horror stories, thrillers, war movies, adventure films, romantic comedies. whether you're nancy meyers or katherine bigelow, whoever you are, we need to be able to tell anything. we can't be marginalized into some female story. >> some time ago, i was offered what i would call women's stories. what one has to do is be brave enough to say i'm not interested in that, but i would like to write a script about the mafia.
>> it has been a lot more kind of debate raised because there have been a lack of films directed by women in major festivals. and that balance needs to be addressed. >> statistics, 1% of films each year directed by women and not enough women are in front of the camera. we're not reflecting the world we live in. here we are 51% of the population, we buy more than half of the cinema tickets. we won't those stories reflected -- we want those stories reflected. >> if you don't let women in this world lead films, they lose currency as actors and can't prove ourselves at the box office. it's sort of chicken and egg. >> i think we're very close to taping point. the ratio of male to female characters has been the same since 1946. so when the needle moves, it will be, you know, momentous.
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