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i'm george howell. good day to you. we start with the crash of metro jet flight the 268. recovery crews are still in the peninsula searching for bodies in the wreckage. there were 224 people on that flight. no survivors. most on board were russians. they were flying to st. petersburg from a resort town. it's not exactly clear what caused the plane to crash. egypt's civil aviation minister says there were no warning signs. >> translator: if the pilot doesn't report any faults on the plane, all that will be carried out is routine maintenance checks. there were no reports that the airplane had faults. the checks done before takeoff did not reveal anything. up until the crash happened, we were never informed of any faults in the plane, nor did we receive any s.o.s. calls. >> both flight recorders have
been recovered and are being analyzed in cairo. they believe some sort of mechanical problem cautioned the crash. they don't believe terrorism was a factor, that despite a claim of responsibility from isis. let's start with the investigation in cairo, egypt. that's where cnn's ian lee is standing by this hour. ian, that's where i know they're handling the dreadful task of trying to identify these victims. >> reporter: that's right. some of those bodies are at the morgue behind me. they've been brought here to cairo for identification. all the while, the investigation going on in the sinai peninsula. a number of bodies, 60 still yet to be delivered here to cairo. what we're hearing though, right now, we're learning more about the moments leading up to this accident. we're hearing from government officials that a routine check
was made, nothing out of the ordinary was flagged. also, the pilot didn't give out an s.o.s., which was previously being told to us by the egyptian officials. we're learning a bit more of the details, but really the big question remains, what happened in the moments leading up to this accident and the moments afterwards. they're hoping to get that information from those black boxes. there's teams from russia and also a team from airbus that will be taking a look at what's on those black boxes, as well as trying to piece together what they can learn from the crash site itself, which spans about 8 kilometers. that's the area of this site. a lot to still go over with to really determine what happened, george. >> are you getting any sense where it will move along quickly or will it be one of those investigations that takes quite
some time. >> reporter: i think the thing that will help investigators in this incident. they were able to get to the crash site quickly, unlike other ones. the malaysian airplanes where one disappeared into the ocean and another one in an active conflict zone. it was hard for them to get to it. in this one, they were able to get to it relatively quickly and able to retrieve those black boxes. there seems to be confidence among the officials that they will be able to determine quickly what happened. but still, this accident is only 24 hours old. there have been a lot of theories. there have been a lot of rumors out there. so with as many rumors as there are, the government has had to come out and turn those down. one rumor, or one report that we're hearing also right now is isis is claiming responsibility for this incident. now, the egyptians have come out and said that is false. so has the russians. one military source told cnn
that it really is impossible for them to have the weaponry in sinai. they don't have the sophistication to shoot down a plane. the egyptians are trying to come out strong to alleviate any fears that this could be a terrorist attack. although really, at this moment, we do not know the cause of the accident. >> given. tensions in the region, ian, important for people to understand they are just rumors and we're hearing from officials in fact not the case. ian lee, live in cairo. thank you so much for your reporting there. now on to st. petersburg where people are mourning the victims, taking flowers and toys, anything they can to a growing memorial at the airport. st. petersburg wants the destination of in metro jet flight and as we mentioned, most were russians returning from vacation. their relatives and friends have been gathering at the airport waiting for the bodies of their
loved ones to be returned. >> translator: died there. my wife. where are you from? st. petersburg. was she on vacation there? yes. she went with the children and with their grandfather. the grandfather and the children returned earlier and she stayed later. we're all waiting for some information. nobody says anything more. we're all waiting. yes. the psychologists are working and the people are holding up. >> we met there. we were on the same flight from there. we were hanging out for ten days. then we came back later to pick us up. we are arriving tomorrow. overnight, i'm going to wait at the gate and told them to call me. there was no call. they texted me at five minutes past midnight. okay, that's all. >> grief, either worry and
frustration on their faces. let's go to nic robertson who joins us there live. as the family members arrive and they want information, how quickly, how it efficiently would you say they are being briefed by authorities? >> reporter: well, they're in a hotel. they were moved there fairly quickly after they arrived here. the authorities say that they're giving them regular, regular briefings, regular updates when they have information. the flow of information has been fairly steady. offering sympathy and support, it's been quite steady as well. we're looking at growing number of flowers and children's toys. each hour you turn to see what's happening in st. pete burglary. we can see the number of flowers. more people are turning up to lay flowers. often people in tears and relatives as well. a mother arrives here a little
while ago and came out of the airport terminal building. she walked up to lay the flowers, laid the flowers. it was clear she was in distress. we asked her, her situation. she said she just arrived from siberia. her daughter had been on board the flight. she almost collapsed as she was explaining that and she went and got in a taxi to join the other people in the hotel to try and get more information. another man here in tears when he laid flowers. we talked to him. he told us that his friends had gone on this trip to egypt. it was his friend, his friend's wife and 6 month old child. the friend had never traveled overseas before and waited five years for this. he was in deep shock and looking for explanations as well. we're told by government officials that the first of the bodies should be returned here today. more coming in the expected tomorrow as well, george. >> so, nic, as people wait for the bodies and simply wait for
any information they can get about their relatives, i understand that some families -- family members have been asked to offer blood samples to help with identifies the victims. >> reporter: yes. that's a process that began saturday. 115 different people had given dna samples to authorities here to aid in the identification process. there are psychologists also provided to help the families here. 65 psychologists. we're told as of last night, they had helped 100 families overnight. 24 ambulances were called to the hotel to give medical support to bereaved family members. a psychologist we heard here at the airport yesterday was describing how hard it is even for the psychologists to deal with the stress and the trauma the families are going through right now. it is a very difficult process. but it does appear as if the
government is within the best of their abilities trying to provide a steady flow of information. the minister of -- the emergency minister, the transport minister, the aviation minister all in egypt, all in an effort to get more information and to pass that on to the families quickly. >> cnn's international diplomatic editor nic robertson live for us in st. petersburg, russia. thank you so much for your reporting there. for a little more background about the plane itself, here are details for you. it's an airbus a 321-200. that's the largest member of the airbus twin-engine a-320 family. it can seat up to 240 passengers. it was put into service in 2012. this particular jet had 56,000 flight hours and made nearly 21,000 flights.
at least 15 people are dead after an attack at a hotel in somalia. the victims include a parliament arian and a retired general. it was at a popular hotel in mogadishu. after setting off a series of explosions, including a suicide car bomb at the gate. let's turn to robert creole following developments in kenya. one thing we want to understand, al shabab claimed responsibility for the attack and targeting high-profile individuals. what more can you tell us? >> yes. there is typical al shabab. however, new tactics seen in this attack. usually, they do ram a suicide vehicle into a gate and the gunman storms the target. what happened this time, george, was a second explosion targeting first responders, we understand, or people trying to flee the scene. happened about 20 minutes after
that initial car bomb, killing even more. as you said, kill a number of high-profile targets. people involved in the fight against al shabab, such as the commander of the army. as well as a well-known somalian and former -- as i said former army commander. as well as a number of high-profile somalis. also, noting that president mohammed would have just been returning from his visit. maximum embarrassment to the somali government. >> compared to other attacks by al shabab, would you in your estimation consider this a more complex attack? >> definitely more complex. recently, we haven't seen an attack, a large attack like this in the capital for a couple of months now other than roadside attacks, roadside improvised devices. we've seen larger attacks like this happening at remote
military bases belonging to the african union. forces have been successful killing a number of african union soldiers, but nothing quite this complex and large and targeting v.i.p.s for quite a while in mogadishu. doesn't mean that al shabab is regenerated. it means they've taken time to plan something and put a lot of thought into this with maximum damage. >> al shabab had been chased out of the city for some time but making their presence known for sure. robin creole, thank you so much for your reporting there. found the wreckage of al el faro. >> 33 people were on board. the search specialists will now use a remote controlled submersible to term if the wreckage is that of the lost
ship. it could begin as early as today. new pictures to show you from turkey where voting is under way across that country. it is the second parliament errie election in five months. the vote comes amid announcing violence and economic concerns. at the same time, the country's president is seeking greater power. they suggest the ruling party may not regain majority. which that means they may have to share power. an important trilateral meeting is taking place in seoul, south korea. the list includes the chinese premier, south korea's president, to discuss the possibility of a 16-nation free trade agreement. this is the first meeting between the three nations since 2002 when tensions dating back to world war ii caused these important meetings to end. you're watching "cnn newsroom" and still to come. heavy flooding claims lives in texas. coming up, the latest on the
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welcome back to "cnn newsroom." i'm george howell. tragedy in new york city after a car accident kills several people, including some trick-or-treaters. police say that a 52-year-old male driver rear ended another car, then crossed over the road and on to the sidewalk before hitting six pedestrians. the 65-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. the other five victims were transported to a hospital where a 10-year-old girl and a 24-year-old man later died. >> there were families, kids, trick-or-treating, walking behind me. all of a sudden like a car, like i heard the boom and the car literally like jumped over a
parked car and flew into the gate hitting a bunch of people. >> the rest of the victims sustained nonlife-threatening injuries. the driver of the car is listed in stable condition. an investigation into this crash is ongoing. now to the u.s. state of texas. the death toll from heavy flooding continues to rise. now gone up to six. this was the scene in central texas. austin broke its all-time 24-hour rainfall record friday with nearly 37 centimeters, almost 15 inches of water. there were several reports of flash flooding in the houston area on saturday. there were also reports of weak tornadoes touching down in southeast texas and in the state of louisiana. more heavy rain is expected in the deep south through the weekend. for more on what's happening there, wow, let's turn to meteorologist karen maginnis. austin is my neck of the woods. when i see that much water on the streets there, i mean -- >> you know that's trouble.
>> it is bad. >> that last image that we saw of the big dome, that was a doppler radar. it was lightning that was striking that doppler radar. it was chilling to watch that because you can see how powerful it is. we've got storms popping up here along the gulf coast. still just an abundance of moisture that's being tapped. not just in the gulf of mexico but the long stretch of moisture that's been dragged across the pacific. we can see as we go through time the next 12 hours all the way from louisiana into mississippi, alabama, georgia and into the carolinas. the rainfall is going to be fairly significant. we could see about 100 millimeters in some areas or just about 4 inches of rainfall with some locally heavier amounts. those were amazing images that we did see out of the texas area and in austin. some areas are saying that they saw these very dramatic one-day rainfall totals.
15, 16 inches of rainfall in some cases. take a look at this. there were hundreds of high water rescues and as george mentioned, the death toll is going up. several tornadoes, the national weather service in eastern texas reported about eight tornado touchdowns. injuries reported. lots of damage. there you can see most of it was structural property damage. we did have some reports of injuries, but no fatalities. these tornadoes were rated from ef-0 to ef-2 that. would be a maximum wind of about 115 miles an hour. now, our tropical cyclone, different part of the world the arabian peninsula, it looks like, george, we will expect years of rainfall. some of these areas don't see more than 4, 5 inches of rainfall the entire year. they could see double or triple that amount in the next several days. back to you.
>> years of rainfall with one system? >> right. >> karen, wow. thank you so much for your reporting on that. u.s. presidential candidates are reacting to the white house plan to deploy around 50 special operations force toss syria. democratic candidate hillary clinton said in a statement that she sees sommer it in the plan. she is more supportive than fellow candidate bernie sanders who is concerned about the u.s. being dragged into a quagmire. our own jeremy diamond caught up with republican candidate donald trump who, as you can imagine, had a word or two on the president's plan. let's listen. >> donald trump laid out the most expansive detail his plan for reforming the veterans affairs department. first, we caught up with him entering the event asking for his reaction to the decision that president obama made to send troops into syria and talked to him about super power. >> i want to ask about your reaction to president obama's decision with regard to syria,
putting special forces there. >> i think we have a president who doesn't know what he's doing. he puts 50 people. >> you would put more? >> you either do it or you don't do it. >> what about campaign finance, you've talked a lot about that recently. >> super pac should not be allowed. super pacs should not be allowed. it is absolutely a disgrace what's happening with super pacs and they shouldn't be allowed. they're a disgrace. they're horrible for our country. >> would you do anything about it if you were president as far as changing the laws? >> i'd end super pacs. >> donald trump, of course, has talked about the situation in syria before saying russia should be allowed to intervene there to fight isis. he would be in favor of putting u.s. troops will to combat the radical islamist group. the focus was on veterans where donald trump laid out his plans to reform the veterans affairs department and make health care more cost effective. he talked about them using their
veterans identification card to get private health care services at any health care provider that accepts medicare. jeremy diamond, cnn, norfolk, virginia. democratic presidential candidate, hillary clinton spent the day campaigning in charleston, south carolina. she received the endorsement of the city's mayor there. her speech focused on veterans affairs, fair wages and the deadly shooting at the emanuel ame church in charleston back in june. clinton passionately called for tighter gun control. >> that disturbed young man who went and bought the gun he used to kill those nine worshippers at mother emanuel church was not entitled to buy a gun. but they found that out right after he committed those murders. we've got to close that. i mean, why are you in such a hurry to buy not a hunting
rifle, but a killing machine? >> the democratic front-runner has frequently criticized her rival bernie sanders over his more cautious approach to the issue of gun control. and be sure to join cnn's jonathan mann next weekend for the return of political man, the show bringing you the latest on the presidential race including stories you might have wished. campaign moments that make you cringe and the spectacle of what may be the most astonishing, exhausting and expensive democratic exercise on the planet. don't miss it? weekend. the premiere will be saturday, november 7th at 4:30 in london. that's 11:30 a.m. in hong kong. we're looking for your questions about u.s. political races as well. feel free to send them to us on twitter at political man or #answer man. we'll answer some of those questions on the show. you're watching "cnn newsroom" and still to come, investigators are trying to figure out what caused a plane with 224 people
here in the you state and around the world. you're watching "cnn newsroom." i'm george howell. good to have you with us. the headlines this hour. the grim recovery process. recovering bodies continues at the crash site of the metro jet flight 9268. the passenger plane crashed in the sinai peninsula with 224
people on board. there were no survivors. officials have recovered both black boxes, though. they say there is no evidence of terrorism. at least 15 people are dead after gunmen stormed the popular hotel in mogadishu, somalia. militants also set off a series of explosions, including a suicide car bomb at the hotel gates. the militant group al shabab claimed responsibility for the attack. a search team found the wreckage of what they believe to be the american cargo ship el faro. the vessel disappeared with 33 people on board during hurricane joaquin. it was headed for puerto rico. the search specialists will use a remote controlled submersible to determine if the wreckage is in fact that of the lost ship. voting is under way across turkey. in the country's second parliament errie election in only five months. the vote comes amid mounting violence and economic concerns while the country's president is also seeking greater power.
in a remote stretch of the sinai peninsula, recovery crews are sifting through twisted metal and debris. that's all that's left of the metro jet flight 9268. this airliner crashed saturday. it killed 224 people. most of them russian passengers returning from vacation. senior international correspondent arwa damon is live in sharm el sheikh with more. what's the reaction there, arwa? >> reporter: well, this is where those victims of that plane were vacationing. it's quite surreal when you look at the scenery here when you imagine what their last days and hours here must have been like and of what presumably for most would have been a very relaxing and enjoyable vacation. getting on that flight, thinking they were going home to be reunited with loved ones and then, of course, its tragic demise in the middle of the
sinai. what we know at this stage is that at least 163 bodies have been recovered. there is a russian investigative team on site alongside their egyptian counterparts. russia also sending at least three ministers and egypt in and of itself put together an investigative team to determine exactly what went wrong. both russia and egypt dismissing the claim of responsibility put forward by one of the islamist militant groups operating in the sinai that does have ties to isis. one military egyptian source telling cnn that from what they know, the capability that these super militant groups in the sinai do have do not come any where near anything that could take down an aircraft flying at the altitude of 31,000 feet that the russian flight 9268 was traveling at. according to this military source, the capabilities of the
militants operating in the sinai maximum capacity is to fire a missile that would reach perhaps something at around 14,000 feet. so a lot of questions at this stage as to what went wrong. a lot of hypotheses that it was a mechanical failure. what makes all of that a bit odd and raising a lot of questions at this stage is the statement coming from egypt's civil aviation minister where he says that there was nothing abnormal that happened before the plane crashed. it suddenly disappeared from the radar. two of the black boxes have been recovered from the site but extracting data from them, that's something we have to wait and see exactly how long that process is going to take, george. >> cnn's arwa damon live for us in sharm el sheikh. thank you for your reporting there. linda kinkade talked b. to an accident investigator for the
ntsb. he says officials looking into this crash should have some results soon. listen. >> we're assuming that the recorders are operable and intact. that will be critical to understanding this. but since they found both recorders, it looks like they should be able to piece this together in a fairly rapid manner, within a few days we ought to at least have a preliminary indication of what we think went wrong. >> and this plane was about 20 years old. there was a routine check, we're told before takeoff which seemed to show that everything was okay to proceed. what do you make of the age of the plane and how does it compare to the average age of other passenger jets? >> well, i don't think there's any problem with the age, per se. as you know, linda, there's rigorous procedures for keeping these aircraft and flying trim. they have to replace certain components. everything is inspected. the mere fact that it was
20-some years old and had, i think, 50-some thousand hours, doesn't make it dangerous. i'm sure you've seen in the press, the co-pilot's reportedly said that he was not happy with the condition of the aircraft. that's just a press account. nothing official. but i think at this point we don't -- we probably shouldn't assume that there was a known mechanical problem that this plane was operating unsafely or knowingly unsafely. we'll just have to wait until we get the information from the recorders and take it from there. obviously, the russians are visiting the offices of metro jet and they're looking at all the background information, including even the fuel that was put aboard the aircraft before it left. they always do that. they take fuel samples from the tanks where the fuel came from, that was used aboard the airplane. they're going to check out everything. egyptians are going to be thorough approximate this and the russians and the french i'm
sure will help. >> that's right. there are a number of investigations under way. of course, this plane went down when it was at cruising altitude, about 30,000 feet. how unusual is it for a plane to fall out of the sky when it's at that kind of location within a flight path? >> only about 13% of accidents occur in cruise. it's obviously the safest part of of the flight. so it is fairly unusual. but obviously it does happen. we've seen this in recent years. we lost a mcdonnell douglas md-80 over africa last year in 2014, i believe it was. that was a weather encounter. we've seen other aircraft with weather encounters. obviously, we know about the malaysian aircraft down by hostile action over the ukraine. usually that's the safest part of the flight and it was almost leveling off at its assigned
cruise altitude when apparently this radio message was received that there was a technical problem and he intended to go to the nearest airport. and he -- like i said, linda, that was an extremely rapid descent. when you fly these kind of aircraft, you have to be careful. you can't go down too fast because of the air dynamic pressures, the sound barrier can do damage to the aircraft. you try to get down or he apparently tried to get down as rapidly as he could. that suggests that we're talking about a major failure aboard that aircraft. >> that was allen beal. a former accident investigator for the u.s. national transportation safety board. romanian authorities investigating a deadly nightclub fire in bucharest on friday night. want to show you the photos taken inside this crowded club moments before this fire broke out. at least 27 people were killed
and more than 160 injured. there was only one exit from that building. many of them injured critically. romania's president laid flowers at the site on saturday. he says there are indications that safety regulations were ignored. the country has declared three days of mourning to honor the victims of that fire. one blogger is dead and three others injured in separate attacks in bangladesh. the publisher and secular blogger was hacked to death in southwestern da ka when the others were hacked and shot in a residential area. the two incidents occurred inside the publishing houses of the victims. in an online twitter post, al qaeda has claimed responsibility for the attack. israelis are marking the 20th anniversary of the assassination of rah bean, the popular prime minister was gunned down after a peace rally in 1995. thousands of people packed into
rapin square in tel aviv, including president bill clinton. clinton said the president died so they could live in peace. we have this report. >> tens of thousands of people have come out here to the square in tel aviv to tell brate the life of mark rabbin murdered her 20 years ago. people in all directions are blocking the streets, filling the square itself to remember and to honor minister rabin. how much he meant to the peace process. many here are holding signs, peace now each in the face of violence going on all month. especially in jerusalem. they come here to show support through rabbin's vision, especially of peace. u.s. president bill clinton spoke about how much he
respected rabin and how much he loved the man and what he stood for. this is more than just a rally for rabin and an event to remember what he meant. this is a rally of peace and to an ex at the present titent a r. everyone is here to believe that hope is still possible. that peace and calm are still very much a possibility. warren lieberman, cnn, tel aviv. actress leah remini was once a devoted member of the church of scientology and now she's a vocal critic as newsroom continues. we'll hear what she has to say now and why she's no longer a follower.
left four people dead, including the suspect. cnn affiliate krdo reports a heavily armed man shot and killed a cyclist and two women and set part of a residence on fire. the sheriff's office says that the suspect opened fire on police. they say that's when officers shot and killed the suspect. actress leah remini is best known as carrie on the tv sitcom king of queens. more recently, she's taken a new real life role as a vocal critic of scientology. once a devout follower, her negative experiences with the church leaders compelled her to speak out. as cnn's paul vercammen report, many focus on fellow scientologist, tom cruise. >> anybody who criticizes the church is to cry that everybody's a bigot, this is religious bigotry. i understand the position they're in. i was in the same position. i said similar things about
people like me. >> actress leah remini's scorching comments come out prior to the release of her memoirs. on abc's 2020 the star of the hit sitcom king of queens described her more than 30 years as a scientologist. she was reprimanded for a remark she made teaching salsa dancing to tom cruise and his then girlfriend, katie holmes. he was forcibly kissing katie. i said get a room. i was written up for that. >> recommend any added she became more critical of cruise saying much of the movie star's behavior such as jumping on a couch on the oprah winfrey show was unbefitting of a scientologist. the church fired back. >> being critical of tom cruise is being critical of scientology itself. you are a person who is anti-the aims and goals of scientology. you are evil. >> she's taken them on before.
>> have you heard of scientology? it's based on the book dianetics. a lot of really cool people are scientologists like tom cruise and john that volt a. they mocked cruise in a battle of the actor and the church. recommend any explains she also angered the church during the cruise/holmes wedding in italy and was written up for knowledge reports. >> that i had disrupted the widiwi wedding and i basically destroyed the wedding. more scathing written reports on her, part of a scientology culture. in a recent statement, the church of scientology said about recommend any "she needs to move on with her life instead of pathetically exploiting her former religion, former friend and other celebrities for money and attention to appear relevant again." she left the church in 2013 and trying to leave a lasting impression on what she thinks scientology offers. paul vercammen, cnn, los
angeles. now on to the u.s. state of maryland where what was left of a u.s. military blimp that bloke free from its tethers has now been recovered. it flew over the northeastern u.s. for several hours on wednesday taking down power lines and eventually landing in pennsylvania. pentagon officials say they are still unsure how the aircraft broke free. the blimp was used to watch out for potential threats to u.s., such as missiles. you're watching "cnn newsroom" and coming up, two retired players help new zealand beat australia and made history at the rugby world cup. yes, we are twins. when i went on to ancestry, i just put in the name of my parents and my grandparents. i was getting all these leaves and i was going back generation after generation. you start to see documents and you see signatures of people that you've never met. i mean, you don't know these people, but you feel like you do. you get connected to them. i wish that i could get into a time machine and go back 100 years, 200 years and just meet these people. being on ancestry just made me feel
new zealand defeated an old rival, winning the rugby world cup and doing so and making history. it is now the first country to defend the title and the first to win it three times. the all blacks beat the australian wallabies in the final. 34-17. alex thomas has more highlights from outside the london stadium. >> a record breaking end to the
biggest and best rugby world cup ever. more people have watched the games here in person and on tv and via social media than ever before. in the end, it was the sport on the pitch that was the real star of this tournament. the final between the top two ranked teams on the planet. new zealand prevailing over australia and in the process becoming the first nation to win a rugby world cup title three times and also the first to win back-to-back rugby world cups. it was two of the retiring all blacks legends that were stars as well. captain richie mccaw and in his final ever game for new zealand, dan cart ir, the man of the match and also scoring a crucial dropped goal to send the many fans watching here and across the world into rapture. >> it was a great game. >> what was the key to their success, you think? >> dan carter, for sure. >> pretty extraordinary. >> there's nothing stopping him today. he's brilliant. >> dan carter all the way.
i love you. >> it was incredible. amazing. >> pretty happy right now. >> so happy. >> oh, yeah. >> bring it in. whoo! >> carter especially. mccaw, also in there bruising but carter's kicking was phenomenal. the dropped goal and the long-range penalty. i think that's what finally nailed it for those guys. >> although they've lost for the second time staaustralia, they played their part. they were in disarray a couple month ago but their team was revived and played a huge part in this final threatening to come back at the all blacks after seemingly being dead and buried at halftime. so it's new zealand, rugby champions of the world yet again. alex thomas, cnn. the kansas city royals, they are on a roll. one victory away now from winning the world series. that's after defeating the new
york mets in game 4 taking a 3-1 lead in the series. the mets were ahead during the middle stretch of innings before the royals rallied back in the eighth with three runs. two errors by the mets in the same inning secured the lead for the royals. ending with a final score of 5-3. game 5 will be played later sunday in new york. in the u.s. state of kentucky, beloved thoroughbred american pharoah is now headed to retirement. he became the first horse in more than three decades to win the triple crown and he had a farewell party by setting another record. he won the breeders' cup classic taking home $5 million. retirement plans continue mating with other star horses so his owner can continue to make money. for those who celebrated halloween, here's a quality story about bonding between a mother and son in brazil. they got to sleep with
skeletons. they became the first people to legally spend the night in the paris cat combs. it's the home to more than 6 million skeletons. mother and son were treated to a candlelight dinner with music before retiring amid the stacks of skulls and other bones. that sounds fun. the son won a sweepstakes organized by a home sharing website in partnership with the city. the proceeds will go toward renovating the catacombs. that's how you want to spend the night in paris i guess. we thank you for watching. i'm george howell. i'll be back after the break with another hour of news around the world. you're watching cnn, the world's news leader.
sefrpg for answers as russia mourns the many who died in the metro jet cruise. also, gunmen opened fire at a mogadishu hotel killing at least 15 people, including a parliamentarian. new zealand clinches the rugby world cup. third time. from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, welcome to our viewers around the world and the u.s. "cnn newsroom" starts right now. i'm george howell.
good day to you. we begin with the deadly plane crash in the sinai peninsula. investigators from russia and egypt are searching the wreckage for clues about what could have caused this metro jet airlines flight 9268 to crash on saturday. the plane went down with 224 people on board. 163 bodies have been recovered. flight recorders have also been recovered. investigators believe some sort of mechanical problem was the cause. they say there's no signs of terrorism. the flight was traveling from the resort town of sharm el sheikh to st. petersburg, russia. most passengers were russians on vacation. cnn's ian lee is live in cairo. he joins us live where crews are dealing with the grim task of trying to identify the victims. >> that's right. a lot of that is taking place
right behind me here at the main morgue in cairo. they're doing dna testing trying to figure out who these people are. mainly so they can be returned home to their loved ones. we're learning more about the moments leading up to the crash. egyptian investigators are looking into what may have caused this. that is the big question right now. one of those questions being asked by the minister of civil aviation, take a listen. >> translator: if the pilot doesn't report any faults on the plane, all that will be carried out is routine maintenance checks on the plane before takeoff. there were no reports that the airplane had faults. the checks done before takeoff did not reveal anything. up until the crash happened, we were never informed of any faults in the plane, nor did we receive any s.o.s. calls. >> so that is the big question.
they didn't receive any s.o.s. they checked out the plane. everything seemed to be working from their initial inspection or the routine inspection. they're hoping those black boxes which were brought to cairo will hold the answers to those questions. they have a team from russia, they have airbus, egyptian aviation officials going to be poring over the information to piece together the final moments leading up to it and then to the crash as well. but there are still bodies out there. it is still a wide search area, about 8 kilometers. 5 miles that officials were combing overlooking for any clues, any evidence, as well as any bodies. george? >> ian, when these planes crash, when we've covered them before, it seems that it depends upon which country is involved, which countries are involved to determine how quickly the investigation happens. given now that we have russia and egypt working together
reading between the lines as you talk to people there, do you get a sense this will be a speedy investigation or will it take some time? >> reporter: i think they'll want to make sure they get it right. there have been a lot of rumors and false reports. the egyptian government has had to fend some of those off. the one thing that they have, when you have other plane crashes like the two malaysian airliners that went down, this one was in an area where they can get to the wreckage relatively quickly. they were there within 24 hours. they were able to get these black boxes within 24 hours. that will be crucial for determining what exactly happened. egypt has been open to the russians coming in. egypt is taking the lead on this. but they have welcomed the russians to come in and help with this investigation. they also have that team from airbus that is coming to look over it as well.
so while the egyptian officials want to make sure they get it right, we are expecting to have answers come out a little bit quicker than we've seen in past accidents. mainly just because of the ease of getting to the site of in crash. >> cnn's ian lee covering the investigation live in cairo egypt. ian thank you for your reporting. we'll stay in touch. now to st. petersburg russia where mourners have been taking flowers and toys and many other things to a growing memorial there. the metro jet was headed to st. petersburg. as we mentioned, most of the passengers were russians returning from vacation. relatives and friends have been gathering at the airport. we're counting how they first heard the news. >> translator: i watched where the plane was on radar on the internet. everything looked normal. i came here around 11:30 but the plane didn't appear anywhere on the information screen.
>> translator: yesterday my friend called and said the plane was landing around 11:40. he was on holiday with his family. a 10-month-old daughter. >> let's go live to st. petersburg, russia. our international diplomatic editor nic robertson standing there live for us. i'm looking behind you, i see that memorial just tell us about what's happening around here this morning. >> reporter: george, just a few hours ago, we were right here in the middle of last night, there was a table with a few candles. you've seen people arriving here, literally -- it was a trickle this morning. people arriving continually now laying flowers. that tiny table has grown into several benches. a huge outpouring of sympathy and support. 25 of the victims were children. that's why we're seeing so many of these cuddly toys here. also pictures of some of the victims. people lighting candles. this is a real sense of how
deeply this is being felt here. so many people, not just responding to the fact that this is a day of national mourning, but a lot of people here really recognize that it could have been them on that plane. it could have been them going for -- taking a relatively cheap flight to sharm el sheikh to catch some sun and come back. we were here when one mother arrived to lay her flowers. she said she literally just come off of a flight from siberia. she was laying her flowers. as she was speaking to us, she was almost collapsing. she have led off in a taxi. another man we spoke to arrived with heavy tears in his eyes. he told us that his friend died aboard the aircraft. that the friend, his wife, their young baby, a 6-month-old bay baby said the friend was on his first overseas trip. they had been looking forward to this journey for five years. then this had happened. he was just -- the friend was shocked by the sudden loss. right now, the families who
gathered here this time yesterday are in a hotel close by. officials are briefing them. they're getting psychological counseling. also giving dna sampling to help with the identification of the bodies, george. >> nic, as families arrive there, you say they're getting information. so they're in touch with investigators and that's working for them so far until we get more information? >> reporter: they're being told the sort of step by step process with what's happening. at the moment, the best information that they have, which we're also getting here, is that the first of the bodies will be returned today. the first flight will come back. it has capacity to bring 80 bodies. it's expected that more bodies will arrive tomorrow as well. the minister who is in charge of the commission to investigate this says that he expects all the bodies to be recovered either today or in the next couple of days.
the governor of this region here says once the bodies are back and the identification process goes ahead, also investigators will need to do their work. after that, he says the bodies will then be released to the families. this may not be a quick process for the families. we know that it's certainly going to be a painful one, george. >> one can only imagine, nic, the pain that these family members are facing. so many questions about how the plane went down and secondly, just know the fate of their loved one. to have the body recovered. thank you, nic, for your reporting there. earlier my colleague jonathan mann spoke with david susie, a former investigator for the u.s. federal aviation administration. he was surprised they ruled out terrorist involvement. >> the most surprising thing to me is that they're ruling out any kind of foul play at this point.
it's way too early in the investigation unless they got some very good information from the flight data recorder already that would indicate that there was some kind of mechanical failure. but the fact that they're coming out right away and saying there's not, i'm not real clear why they would be doing that, other than to put people at rest or at ease to continue to flying in the region. i can't imagine why they would make that announcement so quickly. >> in the full gamut of things that can go wrong on an airplane, what would prevent, once again, any kind of communication from the cockpit? >> we've seen this a couple of times and frighteningly, the last time we had this issue was the mh-17 when it was shot down over the ukraine. we've learned a lot since then. they've learned a lot about notice to airmen. there's fighting in this area. there's fighting in the region. unfortunately or tragically in ukraine, when they made the estimate as to what missiles were in the area, they
underestimated the capabilities that were there and then the mh-17 was shot out of the air. in this case, the islamic fighters that were down the road, have no history of having this type of weapon that could take something out of the air at 30,000 feet and there is no evidence on site. with mh-17 there was evidence on site of the fact that there was an explosion and explosive device or a missile used. in this, they're saying there is not. it's still a mystery. obviously, it's too early to speculate on what's going on. >> that was cnn's safety analyst and former faa investigator david susie. at least 15 people have been killed in an attack at a hotel in somalia. retired army general are among the dead. authorities say a gunmen, they stormed a popular hotel in mogadishu after setting off a series of explosions, including a suicide car bomb at the gate. let's turn now to robin creole who joins us by phone with
developments from kenya. robin, first of all, we know al shabab claimed responsibility for this attack. in this instance, claiming lives of high-profile individuals. what more can you tell us? >> yes. a well-known journalist, a member of parliament. a somali national army commando who was responsible for leading a number of operations targeting al shabab when they were initially chased out of mogadishu in 2011, george, were all killed in today's attack. a number of high-profile people killed. we're still getting word on who the people were. we have new information. the operation ended at around 11:00 a.m. local time. about 3:00 a.m. eastern. from what we understand, six al shabab attackers were killed by somali security forces. they were the special forces unit of what's called the national intelligence service,
which is known as alpha. they're trained by american special forces. george, another three al shabab attackers were killed during the explosion. there were at least two explosions. but it is said there could have been three. this is a different modus operandi that they use. they usually breach the compound. this time they lit off one explosion and then another. >> robin, let's talk a bit about that. the simple fact that this is a more complex attack than seen in the past, yes? >> yes. they're having to, every time they attack a civilian target or military target, which they're moving -- this is the first
target we've seen of a civilian target in about a month now. they become more and more -- they adapt to the security and adapt to counter whatever measures al shabab tried to take to kill as many people as possible and make as many headlines as possible. this is one way that they've now realized works for them. >> robyn kriel live for us in kenya. we'll stay in touch with you. voting in full swing in turkey. the prime minister cast his ballot just a short time ago. and so did the turkish president. sunday's vote comes amid mounting violence when president erred wan is seeking greater power. they're hoping for fair elections. >> when we heard in the past many times votes have not been counted, have disappeared or
changed to the votes of other parties. so we hope that tomorrow won't be the same. we do not know. we're here to contribute, to help create an equal and just elections for all people here in turkey and kurdistan, part of turkey. >>let take a look at the major contenders in this election. the right leaning party known as the justice and development party, won the most seats in june. it was founded in 2001 by turkey's current president, erdogan. the republican people's party is the main opposition party and the oldest party in turkey. it won 132 seats in june and the far right nationalist movement party wants to end peace negotiations with the -- the hdp or people's democratic party is environmentalist, anti-capitalist and has two leaders. it set a quota of 50% women and
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welcome back to "cnn newsroom." a search team believed it's found the wreck anl of el faro. it had 33 people on board. it was headed to puerto rico during hurricane joaquin. the search specialists will use a submersible to determine in the wreckage is indeed the lost ship. it could begin as early as today. tragedy in new york city after a car accident kills several people, including some trick-or-treaters. police say that a 52-year-old male driver rear ended another car, then crossed over the road and on to the sidewalk before hitting six pedestrians. the 65-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. the other five victims were transported to a hospital where a 10-year-old girl and a
24-year-old man later died. >> the driver of that car is listed in stable condition. now to the u.s. state of texas. it broke the rainfall record friday with nearly 37 centimeters or 15 inches offer. there were several reports of flash flooding. there were reports of weak tornados that touched down in southeast texas and in the state of louisiana. you'll see the lightning strike here shortly. we'll get meteorologist karen maginnis to talk more about this. that's my part of the world there in austin. a pretty heavy rain there. >> it is. it's been devastating across eastern texas. southeastern texas. towards the gulf coast with this widespread and extensive
rainfall event that's taken place here that is gradually making its way towards the east. we'll see substantial rainfall here along the gulf coast region. but probably nothing like the 10, 20 inches of rainfall that knocked train tracks off and displaced them so that a train was toppled. this was a week ago. we've been talking about this for the past six, seven days. this long fetch much moisture from the pacific also from the gulf of mexico is really fueling this energy on top of that an area of low pressure stepped across the lower mississippi river valley. couple of thunderstorms expected the next couple of hours. it moved across the houston area and a place called friendswood. they're estimating the tornadoes that touched down there was an ef-2. it did some damage. there were some injuries reported.
but i think the death tolls are expected to go up. different part of the world. different scenario. tropical cyclone is expected to move into the gulf of aden. make landfall along the coast of yemen and this could produce several years of rainfall. why do i say that? because typically along the central coast, they typically see 4, 5, maybe 6 inches of rainfall a year. but as this is expected to make landfall, george, they could see double or triple that in just two days' time. they're looking at severe flooding here as well. >> from one storm system, karen. years of rainfall? >> exactly. but it is the desert. it can add up quickly. >> putting it in perspective there, karen. thank you so much. now we move on to the war in syria. the united states says it will provide nearly $100 million in new assistance to rebel groups that are fighting the syrian
government. that announcement comes just a day after washington committed a small number of special forces. special ground forces through syria to help fight isis. chris fraits has the story. >> president obama secretly told ash carter a few months ago he wanted faster progress in the war against isis in both syria and iraq and to come up with a plan a u.s. official says. now the president ordered a small number of soldiers into northern syria to help local forces fight isis. >> the president does expect that they can have an impact in intensifying our strike that yes for building the capacity of local forces inside the syria to taking the fight on the ground to isil. >> the teams know more than 50 troops total could include members of the elite delta force and green berets as well as navy s.e.a.l.
to provide ammunition, intelligence and supplies to arab and kurdish forces on the ground. until now he has long said he wouldn't put troops on the ground, especially in syria. the white house still insists that's true. >> they do not have a combat mission. this is not in any way an attempt to diminish the risk that they will face or the bravery that they will need to summon to carry out these operations. >> secretary carter did not discuss the ground troops while meeting service members in alaska friday night. but he did say isis is one of the biggest threats. >> we got to beat isil. we're going to beat them. they're evil and they're -- they are the evil. many the few and fundamentally, we're the strong. we will beat them. and we're doing that now and
figuring out how to get better at it. >> chris freights, cnn washington. hillary clinton continued her campaign push in the south this weekend. she got emotional when talking about gun control during her stop in charleston, south carolina. our jeff zeleny was there. >> hillary clinton campaigning here in charleston, south carolina. the key first in the south primary that comes after the iowa caucuses and that new hampshire primary. she collected the endorsement of a key labor union as well as mayor joe riley. but talked emotionally and passionately about gun control. of course, this city the sight of the tragic shooting at the ame church in june. nine people killed at the hands of a gunman. she talked about that and the need for stronger gun control longs. >> that disturbed young man who
went and bought the gun he used to kill those nine worshippers at mother emanuel church was not entitled to buy a gun. but they found that out right after he committed those murders. we've got to close that. i mean, why are you in such a hurry to buy not a hunting rifle, but a killing machine? >> gun control is one of the distinctions she's trying to draw between her rival, bernie sanders. she did not mention him by name, but increasingly gun control is one of the issues she believes distinguishes them from one another. she talked about her strong economic platform as well and she would not be a third term of president obama or her husband bill clinton. she said she's running for her first term. she's on the road for fundraising across the country and a return back to iowa. the iowa caucuses launch the road to the white house in less than 100 days. back to you. >> jeff zeleny reporting there. now on the republican side of things, presidential candidate marco rubio garnered
the support of billionaire donor paul singer. it could mean a lot of money for rubio and a big blow for rival candidate jeb bush who is still recovering from the debate an wednesday. critics say his performance during that debate disappointing. on saturday, in iowa, mr. bush talked about his falling poll numbers, continuing to maintain that his campaign is alive and well. be sure to join cnn's jonathan man next next weekend for the return of political man. it brings you ut latest on the u.s. presidential race, including stories you might have missed and other moments that make i cringe, including the most astonishing and exhausting democratic exercise on the planet. don't miss the premiere starting saturday, november 7th at 4:30 in london, he that's lech:30 a.m. in hong kong and we're looking for your questions about u.s. political races. you can send them to us at
twitter at political man or use the #answer man. we'll answer some of those questions on the show. you are watching "cnn newsroom" and still to come, recovery crews are still pulling bodies from the crash site of a russian airliner. ahead the latest on the investigation. we'll find out what went wrong as this broadcast continues around the world this hour on cnn international and cnn usa. that detergent was like half the price! and we'll have to use like double! maybe more!
site of metro jet flight 9268. the passenger plane crashed in the sinai peninsula killing 224 people on board. there were no survivors. officials have recovered both black boxes. they say there is no evidence of terrorism. at least 15 people are dead after gunmen stormed a popular hotel in mogadishu somalia. authorities say militants also set off a series of explosions, including a suicide car bomb at the hotel gates. the militant group al shabab claimed responsibility for the attack. voting is under way in turkey. the country's second parliamentary election in only five months. turkish president and prime minister cast their vote a short time ago. it comes amid mounting violence and economic concern at a time when the country's president is seeking greater power. you see the live images right now as voting continues in turkey. leaders from several asian
countries held a trilateral meeting in seoul, south korea. japan's prime minister and -- they discuss the possibility much a 16-nation free trade agreement. this is the first meeting between the three nations since 2002 when tensions dating back to world war ii caused the meetings to end. israelis are marking the 20th anniversary of the assassination of rabin. the popular prime minister was gunned down by a right wing jewish nationalist after a peace rally in 1995. thousands of people packed in the square saturday in tel aviv, including the former president, bill clinton. mr. clinton told the crowd that the prime minister died so that they could live in peace. our or en lieberman was there and filed this report. >> tens of thousands of people have come out here to the square in tel aviv to celebrate the life of mark rabin murdered here
20 years ago. people in all directions are blocking the streets, filling the square itself to remember and to honor minister rabin. how much he meant to the peace process and to israel. many here are holding signs, peace now even in the face of violence going on all month. especially in jerusalem. they come here to show support through rabin's vision. vision of peace. u.s. president bill clinton spoke about how much he respected rabin and how much he loved the man and what he stood for. this is more than just a rally for rabin and an event to remember what he meant. this is a rally of peace and to an extent a rally for hope. especially at such a difficult time like this with the violence between the israelis and palestinians. everyone is here to believe that hope is still possible. that peace and calm are still very much a possibility. warren lieberman, cnn, tel aviv.
in a remote stretch of the sinai peninsula, recovery crews are still sifting through twisted metal and debris. that's all that's left of the metro jet flight 9268. the airliner crashed saturday killing all 224 people on board. most of the passengers were russians returning from vacation. earlier my colleague linda kinkade spoke with a former accident investigator for the u.s. national transportation safety board, the ntsb. he says officials looking into this crash should have some results soon. listen. >> we're assuming that the recorders are operable and intact. that will be critical to understanding this. but since they found both recorders, it looks like they should be able to piece this together in a fairly rapid manner, within a few days we ought to at least have a preliminary indication of what we think went wrong.
>> and this plane was about 20 years old. there was a routine check, we're told before takeoff which seemed to show that everything was okay to proceed. what do you make of the age of the plane and how does it compare to the average age of other passenger jets? >> well, i don't think there's any problem with the age, per se. as you know, linda, there's rigorous procedures for keeping these aircraft and flying trim. they have to replace certain components. everything is inspected. the mere fact that it was 20-some years old and had, i think, 50-some thousand hours, doesn't make it dangerous. i'm sure you've seen in the press, the co-pilot's reportedly wife had said that he was not happy with the condition of the aircraft. that's just a press account. nothing official. but i think at this point we don't -- we probably shouldn't assume that there was a known mechanical problem that this plane was operating unsafely or knowingly unsafely.
we'll just have to wait until we get the information from the recorders and take it from there. obviously, the russians are visiting the offices of metro jet and they're looking at all the background information, including even the fuel that was put aboard the aircraft before it left. they always do that. they take fuel samples from the tanks where the fuel came from, that was used aboard the airplane. they're going to check out everything. egyptians are going to be thorough about this and the russians and the french i'm sure will help. >> that's right. there are a number of investigations under way. of course, this plane went down when it was at cruising altitude, about 30,000 feet. how unusual is it for a plane to fall out of the sky when it's at that kind of location within a flight path? >> only about 13% of accidents occur in cruise. it's obviously the safest part of the flight. so it is fairly unusual.
but obviously it does happen. we've seen this in recent years. we lost a mcdonnell douglas md-80 over africa last year in 2014, i believe it was. that was a weather encounter. we've seen other aircraft with weather encounters. obviously, we know about the malaysian aircraft down by hostile action over the ukraine. usually that's the safest part of the flight and it was almost leveling off at its assigned cruise altitude when apparently this radio message was received that there was a technical problem and he intended to go to the nearest airport. and he -- like i said, linda, that was an extremely rapid descent. when you fly these kind of aircraft, you have to be careful. you can't go down too fast because of the air dynamic pressures, the sound barrier can do damage to the aircraft. you try to get down or he
apparently tried to get down as rapidly as he could. that suggests that we're talking about a major failure aboard that aircraft. >> that was allen beal. a former accident investigator for the u.s. national transportation safety board. you're watching "cnn newsroom." police recruiting is down in some u.s. cities. many say the outrage over officer involved shootings is to blame. that story ahead.
heavily armed man shot and killed a cyclist and two men and set residents on fire. the sheriff's office says the suspect opened fire at police and that's when officers shot and killed the suspect. this week u.s. president barack obama waded into the controversy of the so-called ferguson effect. it's the idea that scrutiny over police since the death of african-american teenager michael brown has made many officers reluctant to fight crime. the president's response, we can't cherry pick the data. >> i want to be as clear as i can be. i reject any narrative that seeks to divide police and communities that they serve. i reject the storyline that says when it comes to public safety
there's an us and a them. >> police departments across the united states are now struggling, though to find new recruits who want to take that job. cnn's kyung lah has more. >> reporter: the los angeles police academy where the next generation of cops learn how and when to fire. high-speed pursuit tactics and takedown moves on armed suspects. >> put your hands up. >> a tough job. yet this recruit officer longs to wear the badge even if others around her don't support her career choice. >> i think that it's not as easy for our family members or our friends to actually accept the profession that we're going into just because of the perception that african-americans have towards law enforcement. >> reporter: a perception by officer involved shootings from
ferguson, missouri, to north charleston, south carolina and incincinnati, ohio. outrage leading to killings of police officers. the fallout seen across the country as police departments struggle to attract new officers. in philadelphia, a number of police recruits dropped 47% in 2014 compared to 2008. since 2013, new york, the country's biggest police force, applications are down 18%. in los angeles, 16%. lieutenant aaron mccrain i joined the lapd at another tough time for cops, the rodney king era. he's trying to convince future cops to join. >> when you go out and talk to recruits, potential recruits, are you hearing them mention this? >> sure. it's one of the first questions. why should i be a police officer when all these bad things are going on or why should i put myself at risk?
>> coupled with relatively low pay and toughen trant standards. that chance that they could be hurt or killed. this is a hard sell. especially for women and minorities. but not for asia hardy. she wants to improve not just her community but how others view her and her brothers in blue. >> despite all of the backlash that law enforcement is getting, this is a personal choice of mine. this is my passion. so i'm moving forward with it, despite everything that's happened right now. >> a number of the police departments we spoke with said it's not public perception affecting the applications. it's also the job market as well as the economy. they say these things are cyclical and hope that this is the bottom. kyung lah, cnn los angeles. what is left from a u.s. military blimp that broke free of its tethers in maryland has been recovered. the blimp flue over the northeastern u.s. for several hours on wednesday taking out power lines as it went. saturday, some people in
pennsylvania came out to see the final parts of the aircraft journey. wnet's susan gold waning has more. >> portions of the airship that came down near muncie returned to the sky, this time attached to a military helicopter. national guard personnel using a line to fish what was left out of the woods. the wayward blimp part of a high tech surveillance system. it ended up there on wednesday after breaking free from a military base in maryland. it drifted more than 150 miles before finally losing altitude in an area of woods and farms. since then, the recovery operation has been attracting folks, including this man and his sons who watched with wonder. >> pretty cool. something you don't see in muncie very often, that's for sure. >> the helicopters carrying pieces of the blimp from a
valley about half a mile away here to a landing zone. captain matt villa of the army national guard is in charge of operations and planning for the blimp. he never expected to see. >> i tell you i was very sad. we had to deflate the air sack by shooting it. it hurt when that happened. >> one. most crucial moments in the recovery operation came as the heavy and valuable radar unit was removed. she saw the blimp when she visited her daughter in maryland and was stunned when it showed up feet from her house. she said mom, i can't believe this happened. i said, i can't either. >> the radar unit will be returned to maryland. the other parts be examined elsewhere as they try to figure out exactly what went wrong. >> that was suzanne gold from our cnn affiliate wnet reporting. you're watching "cnn newsroom."
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new zealand's all blacks are the world rugby champions. the fans there went wild after their team beat australia's wallabies 34-17 on saturday. new zealand is the first country to win the title back-to-back. our christina mcfarland was in the middle of the celebrations in london. >> it was the finals. it certainly delivered. then they kicked in to win their third rugby world cup title. here i have some did he leer yus fans with me. what does this win mean to you? >> it's amazing. back-to-back victories is amazing. >> we can't describe it. >> absolutely -- >> the best thing that could have happened for all of us.
>> tell me, what do you make of dan carter? what a performance? >> you can't -- he's the best one in the world. great to finish off like that. it's amazing. >> how late and long will you be celebrating? >> we won't stop until it's over. we're going to be -- >> okay. i think the party is not going to end here in the square any time soon. the first time to win back-to-back world rugby titles. christina mack far land, cnn. in the middle of the celebrations there. a much more somber at fear in australia. wallabies fans are counting their blessings for making it as far as they did. here's the explanation. >> fans would have been hoping for a more lively atmosphere than what's happening at the
moment. a couple of hours ago here at the hotel, it was packed to the rafters with australian fans hoping australia would become the first nation to win three rugby world cup finals. but new zealand beat us to it. it was very much an arm wrestle in the first have. they gained an upper hand before halftime. australia was throwing everything they have in the second half. but anything that australia could do, new zealand could do better. new zealand putting on a dominant effort proving why they're number one in the world when it comes to rugby and why they remain the champs. >> i'm tell you right now, it hurts. >> have to step it up to play. they didn't quite get there today. so it's devastating. >> it is party time. bring out the -- we're going out. >> a lot of bleary-eyed fans going home straight to bed. maybe they'll dream of world cup success when we do it in japan in 2019.
back here in united states the kansas city royals are one victory away from winning the world series. they've beaten the new york mets in game 4 to take a 3-1 series lead. the mets were ahead. but the royals rallied back in the eighth. the final score 5-3. game 5 will be played in new york later on sunday. if you're a mets fan, the pressure is definitely on. we thank you for watching this hour of "cnn newsroom." i'm george howell at the cnn center in atlanta. for the viewers in the united states, new day is next and for others best of quest is next. you're watching cnn, the world's news leader. well, this is a first.
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