tv CNN Newsroom Live CNN November 11, 2015 11:30pm-1:01am PST
hello to viewers joining us from the united states. we'll welcome back to our viewers watching from around the world. >> it is time to check the main stories we've been following this hour. curb dish have launched an offensive to retake the iraqi town of sinjar from isis. as many as 175 fighters are involved from the u.s. coalition. isis captured sinjar in august of last year and took thousands of women and girls as sex
slaves. >> eu is offering $2 million to help ease the migrant crisis. we're seeing as the meeting for a two-day summit resumed, european leaders hoping the money can be used to crack down on smuggling rings. we are learning more about the small plane crash that killed two people in akron, ohio. the national transportation board says the plane was flying low, banked left and scraped the ground before it hit an apartment. no one was inside that home at the time. a u.s. man died shortly after he was tased. that was in 2013 but his family is suing. >> pamela brown reports. >> reporter: this police video shows three officers in south
boston, virginia, tasing a man right outside a hospital emergency room. shortly there after that man, 46-year-old lindberg lambert died. the video shows officers picking him up in 2013 after several 911 calls were made about noise. court records say because of the way lambert was acting they decided to take him to the hospital for a mental health evaluation. they say he made comments about murdering two people and hiding their bodies in a ceiling. >> we're going to take you to the emergency room and get you looked at and make sure you're good to go. >> reporter: inside the patrol car, police say he kicked out the window. then the video shows lambert running straight into the hospital doors while handcuffed. >> get on your belly. >> reporter: falls to the ground and officers repeatedly ask him to roll over on his stomach while repeatedly threatening to
tase him. lambert then admits he's on drugs. but in stead of taking him inside the emergency room, officers take him to the police station. >> you're under arrest, stand up. >> reporter: the officers tase lambert multiple times. he's bleeding apparently from breaking the squad car window. by the time they reach the police station lambert is unconscious in the back seat and then taken to the hospital after going into cardiac arrest according to the medical examiner's report. the autopsy says intoxication is the cause of death but the family filed suit saying the disregard for lambert tasing him multiple times and depriving him of the medical care he needed violated his constitutional rights to be free from cruel and unusual punishments. the police have denied the punishments saying lambert's
erratic actions decried the use of force. after claims of racism on a university campus arrests and more jobs lost. police charged this 19-year-old wednesday for posting trift threats on social media sites. he does not attend the school. terrorist threats. there are calls to hire more african-american faculty. right now they represent just over 3%. >> this comes on the heels of the resignations of the university president and chancellor. student staged protests and hunger strike and the football team refused to play until the president quit. meanwhile, the journalism professor and the greek life director caught in confrontat n confrontations on camera are being investigated. the professor can still teach but she'll no longer advise doctoral students. the director is on leave. take a look.
>> don't push me. >> don't push me. >> my name is 1950. >> my name is concerned citizen, 1950. >> can i talk to you? >> no. you need to get out. you need to get out. >> no, i don't. >> you need to get out. >> i actually don't. >> hey, who wants to help me get this reporter out of here? >> some students at other universities including yale and the university of southern california are protesting campus racism as well. >> joining me now to talk about all of this is cnn political commentator also a professor at more house college, a histor historically black college in atlanta. more houw morehouse college. this is more and more looking like black lives matter that we
saw and campus becoming the focus of race relations. are things improving as far as you can see and healing the racial divide these days? >> before you can heal the racial divide you need to heal the race problem. one thing you're seeing on college campuses is a wave of protests very much reminiscent of the civil rights area. martin luther king said when g dogs bite us in birmingham we bleed everywhere. he was speaking for the need tomas action across the nation for local incidents. that's what we're seeing in places like ithaca and new haven and yale university and at the university of missouri. because of social media people much more easily can access protest language, they can access actual protest actions. what we're seeing is people doing just that. all around the country people are addressing the race problem on campus and not just making demands for people to be fired, not just making demands to get money, making demands for structural change on college campuses so the issues of race
get talked about but ultimately get repaired. >> the conversation is happening, dialogue is taking place. are institutions of higher learning really hearing what black students are saying, after all timothy wolfe only stepped down when the football players' boycott cost the school money. what kind of message does that send? >> that's always been the thing that turned the corner on social justice. people didn't listen in 1960 until people stood on the bridge and people didn't pay attention to racial justice until there was a bus boycott. there have always been boycotts that led to change. states and institutions don't have feelings, they have interests and when we see it intersect we often see change. once the dialogue begins, once they hire diverse faculty and once they have diversity training and once they have a different climate things long term will change.
i would love for a university to have a religions conversion to racial justice. i'll settle for what we've got. >> there is a narrative resistance and even fear in the u.s. to all of this. you have new jersey governor chris christie running for president outrightly saying he won't meet with any black lives matter protesters and some call it a hate group. how could you counter that sense of fear that exists? >> again, i would always summon history. there are people who refused to meet with marlin luther king jr. because he was a trouble maker and kicked out of the national baptist convention and depicted as someone who didn't care about healing the nation. this has always been a moment and process. i don't expect anything different now in 2015. people like governor christie and others they may believe that but also a strategic political advantage to making claims like that because they're trying to speak to a particular sector of
their party that is dissatisfied with black lives matter talk and such. long term any who becomes president whether democrat or republican will ultimately meet with activist s like black live matter and hopefully see a restorative and maybe revolutionary conversation around race in this country. i am optimistic that will happen no matter who is president despite what we hear in the presidential primaries. >> great to get your insight from philadelphia. >> my pleasure. another story we're following, indiana prime minister modi starts his three-day visit to the uk just hours in fact. on thursday morning, modi meets with his british counterpart, david cameron and later he will address the british parliament. >> the prime minister has been quite a jet setter this year. crowds turn out to see him wherever he goes. some say he's not home often enough to deal with india's
probl problems. >> reporter: nope, not a rock store. or a hollywood heartthrob. it's india's prm modi in madison square gardens. not many world leaders can boast this kind of crowd pull from sidney's olympic park to san jose. housesing india's 25 strong, in 17 months, modi has traveled to nearly 30 countries, that's pretty much one day a week, checking out culture, taking selfies, getting emotional. there's no doubt modi's globe trotting ways generate buzz promoting india on the world stage, attracting foreign investment. but it also comes at a cost. >> he was trying to focus in the relationship but now i think it's getting a little excessive
and he should stay and look at the day-to-day problems and find soluti solutions. >> reporter: the criticism extends beyond the streets. is it sure narendra modi just boarded a flight to visit india? wuhl home mr. prime minister, how long will you be staying this time reads this tweet? >> reporter: by the end of this year, modi will have traveled to 33 different countries. many people wonder whether ra racking up the air miles will translate into anything tangible for india. modi's government says the impact is already visible. prime ministers visits have created an unprecedented impact. heads of government associate with india and india leader at a move to wave length wrote india's finance minister in a recent facebook post. in terms of dollars and jobs that's just a matter of time. until then on wards to turkey, singapore and france. cnn, nu delhi.
>> cnn's new delhi bureau chief joins us now. prime minister modi's planned visit to the uk certainly st stirred up a lot of buzz as well as a great deal of criticism. what is expected out of his three-day trip? >> hi, rosemary, it has generated a fair bit of buzz and criticism. the buzz is because this is modi's first visit to the uk since he was banned from entering that country. a lot of indians in the uk, more than 1.5 million of them who are really quite excited to see modi and the way he generates excitement and enthusiasm and patriotism among them and as you mention, there is a fair bit of criticism linked to the fact modi was the chief minister in 2002 when there were riots there and protests in london today and tomorrow linked to those riots
saying that mr. modi may have had a role in them and hasn't fully been investigated. more to the point and more rece recently, there is a climate in india right now intoleran totol muslims being killed transpo transporting and eating beef and people here say modi hasn't done enough to stop those kinds of activities. that's the criticism and excitement and you're seeing that reflected amongst indians in the uk. what comes out of his visit there? we're expecting a fair number of deals on trade and foreign investment into india. mr. modi is quite good at that traveling around the world dr drumming up support to get people to invest. we're looking at maybe a few deals announced in the next 72 hours which will be good for both countries. >> maybe will quiet some critics. we will see. joining us live from new delhi,
thanks. we'll be watching that trip very closely. >> one of the major subjects for india is the environment. there are dire circumstances at stake. our meteorologist joins us now. first time seeing you this week, derek. nice to see you. >> nice to see you as well. we've been talking about this 2 degrees threshold scientists talking about if we reach that we will run away with climate change across the planet. now, united nations saying the world could push the world into that 2 degree danger zone on its own. this is significant, not saying india is the only country to blame for what's taking place right now, they're expanding so significa significantly. if other developed countries don't reduce their carbon footprint along with the growth expected in india, we could see that threshold met. a lot of fascinating information.
first, we have to look at the economy of india to fully understand the concept of this. looking at coal fired power plants, 48 active cole-fired power plants with 78 more exp t expected to be built over the coming years solely because the population is growing so quickly. roughly 2.8 billion at the current time, at the quarter of the century over 1.5 billion people and that will surpass china. as we look to the top 20 poll e polluted cities across the world, 13 of those cities are found in india on its own. take a look at this. this is a list of the world's population in terms of carbon footpri footprints. the two biggest emitter, the united states, china, india, related to the size of that red dot on that map. this new united nations summit study is talking about individual pledges countries are
making in advance of the climate change conference coming up in paris this year. india is expected to generate 40% of electricity from ren renewable sources but the challenges are increase in coal burning power plants and increase in population. look at the pollution per person. 1.7 metric tons. you look at the country as a whole, we have 2.1 billion mega tons from india alone with its projected increase in population they'll be emitting 9 billion mega tons by 2030 just second behind china. if these developed countries don't lower their emissions and india continues to increase its emissions we will bridge that 2 degree threshold scientists are so worried about. hopefully we're spurring action in paris by the end of the year. >> dangerous tipping point. >> thanks for that. coming up, beloved rugby referee, nigel owens, talks to
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welcome back. we talked about this a bit earlier this week. the topic of baby hitler. it's back on the u.s. presidential campaign trail. this time, it's republican candidate, ben carson, who was asked whether he would go back in time and abort the future dictator. listen. >> as perhaps the most anti-hitler but also the most anti-abortion candidate, would you be in favor of aborting baby hitler? >> oh, my gosh. >> i'm not in favor of aborting anybody. >> not even hitler. pro hitler. >> if you could go back in time and kill baby hitler, would you? i need to know. >> are you crazy? hell, yeah, i would. >> that's what baen carson says after seeing jeb bush there,
asked if he would kill baby hitler if he could go back in time. bush was not asked about abortion specifically but he did answer, hell, yeah, he would kill baby hitler. the whole thing pretty abhorr t abhorrent, really? the whole notion? pretty strange. donald trump's wife is carrying a 27$2700 clutch decorated with the flag. >> it is said to be made in italy. the stars and stripes may have been a more appropriate decoration for the event but the slovenia melania is an internationally born citizen who obviously enjoys her nation
nationalized-and a rugby referee respected for his style on the field. >> he can lay down the wall and show compassion. he's also gai. owens talked to alex thomas about his journey to accept himself. >> two weeks of play. not today. watch this. >> normally, a referee or umpire is the least popular person on a sports field. but nigel owens is one of rugby's most lovable characters, given a standing ovation at the world rugby awards where he was named referee of the year a day after taking charge at the world cup final. >> listen to that. >> after refereeing the sports most important match in front of 80,000 people and estimated global tv audience of 120 million, owens is at the pinnacle of his career and la lauded by many who know his tail of triumph through diversity. in 2007, owens was the first
major rugby figure to come out as gay. a decade earlier he was saved after trying to commit suicide. few realized how serious the struggles over this is sexuality became. >> i didn't want to be gay. i actually went to the doctor at one stage to see if i could be castrated in any way if it would get rid of me being gay. when my mum came to see me in hospital and i tried to take my own life, my mum told me if you ever do anything like this again -- i was the only child, if you ever do anything like this again you take me and your dad with you because we don't want to live our lives without you. i sat in bed and cried and said to myself i need to grow up and accept who i am. that's what i accepted. that was the biggest challenge in my life over with. >> summoning the challenge to come out was another challenge. once he did, nigel owens never looked back until just before kick-off in rugby's world cup final. >> nice to stand there before
the anthems on saturday, standing between the two best teams in the world cup among some of the greatest players in the world to reflect for a minute what helped you get there. i lost my mum about six years ago and when the anthem is being played. i was looking up saturday a couple seconds and could picture her face looking down. >> what did your dad think of your performance? >> he was very happy i run with the club and the first thing he said was how the hell did you miss that forward passes? >> thanks, dad. >> although there are few openly gay athletes in many global sports, owens believe his experience shows that rugby has proved it's a safe environment for players and officials to come out. >> the biggest challenge you ever come across in your life, the biggest challenge i came across in my life was accepting
who i was. that's one of the reasons why a lot of people are not out in sport yet. nobody can tell you what to do. you have to decide first of all yourself, if you can accept who you are. once you accept who you are, rugby is a sport there for all. the diversity in rugby is there for everyone. that's why i've said many times it's not only the greatest team sport on the field in my view but without a shadow of a doubt the greatest team sport in the world off the field. >> powerful message there. thanks for watching cnn newsroom. >> more after this break. stay with us. this is claira. to prove to you that aleve is the better choice for her she's agreed to give it up. that's today? we'll be with her all day to see how it goes.
hello, and welcome to our viewers here in the states. i'm errol barnett. >> and i'm rosemary church. with "cnn newsroom," we have breaking news. i want to take you to arwa daymond who is on the greek island ofle lesbos. talk to us a about the number of people we saw earlier. it looked like 30 plus people
had arrived. talk to us about where they've come in and their stories. >> well, right here is the rubber dingy that just landed on these shores, and you have a number of medic volunteers that are here as well trying to help people out as they come, because many of them, if you just look at their facial expressions and this group is from afghanistan, you can see trauma and relief, that mother carrying her child being wrapped up. a lot of them arriving because they're so densely packed into these dingies, taking on water. it can be cold. an emotional moment for many to make it here safely, through the waters of turkey to greece. it's about eight kilometers and can take up to two hours. from here, they'll have to walk to the various camp and begin
the registration process. a lot of them who arrive at this point end up needing medical assistance. what we have seen throughout this entire coast line, we can walk with them for a little bit, but what we've seen is not just a coastline that is littered with life jackets, but one where there are various different points that these dingies are arriving at. there's no set schedule. you have volunteer stations, red cross, other aid organizations here that are set up all along the way, but this is just the beginning of a very, very long journey for these various migrants and refugees. as i was saying, this particular group, the two we spoke to, a good number of them were from zb afghanistan. you see her medical attention for someone who seemingly just came off of that boat. what you really have along this coastline is a coming together of people.
you have people from different nationalities who have seen the need and come here who just really want to try to help out, and those who are making this journey, the vast majority of them who do end up arriving on the shores are from the war zones of syria, iraq, afghanistan. they are leaving because they don't have a choice, and to get to this point, to cross what is the most dangerous part of the journey for them is such a relief. >> indeed. i'm sure it is. arwa damon reporting there in the greek island ofle lesbos. we've seen a boat just arrived. now to another developing story we're watching in northern iraq. that's where kurdish forces are battling isis for control of sinjar. the terror group captured the town in august last year sending terrified people onto the slopes of mt. sinjar. isis also took thousands of
yazidi women as slaves. >> the kurdish operation to get sinjar, the u.s. coalition is providing close air support. nick paton walsh joins us on the line from outside sinjar, and nick, you're with peshmerga fight fighters. tell us what's happening. >> reporter: we're limited in terms of our exact location by joining the peshmerga. they've said through security council, they've taken to the west of the city, a village. it's significant because it's close to what many see is a strategic goal in the defensive, and that is the route known as 47 that runs through sinjar,
brutalized by the isis. the minorities there in northern iraq, many of whom were kapt i. the taking of sinjar does occur in the days ahead will be a symbolic reversal. the other hope is that -- they are partially gone already. this morning, depriving isis of a vital route between the city of mosul and iraq, and raqqa and syria. raqqa being the capital of the caliphate. american central commands have released a statement in which they echo the support. we can hear it above us, drones and jet planes, the support in the air, and also describing how taking route 47 is important because it enables them to cut off the funding for isis by sending oil to the black market.
they sell black market oil from around the region. they've take anv village to the east of sinjar. we don't know the fate of how many civilians are left -- many peshmerga suggest not many. it's not clear. we've seen a substantial number of peshmerga. the official count 7500 headed in that direction. while i'm standing here, i can't tell you precisely, there's a huge plume of smoke that must be from a car bomb or an air strike. a lot of activity here and ground changing hands. errol. >> nick paton walsh, we'll let you go at this point so you can continue to work to gather for information. our correspondent speaking to us outside of sinjar as he's embedded with peshmerga forces and reporting they've taken a
city west of sinjar en route 47 which the city sits on. it's vital as it links raqqa and syria with mosul and iraq. we'll continue to get updates from nick throughout the day. stay tuned to cnn for that. you saw the breaking news story at the start where we joined arwa damon. we want to continue talking about this. with migrants and refugees flocking to europe by the thousands, more countries are tightening their borders. sweden says it will enforce tempora temporary border control starting in the coming hours. >> officials say these controls will last for about ten days but the country may extend them further. and slovenia said it's begun building temporary barriers to direct the flow of migrants. in malta european union leaders are meeting to discuss solutions to the migrant and refugee crisis.
they arrived for the second and final day of their summit. >> eu leaders are offering fern leaders nearly 2 billion to ease the flow of people leaving the continent. >> it's not only about money. i want to make it very clear. this is about building opportunities, for people, protecting people's lives. fighting against the criminal networks that exploit people's desperati desperation, and doing this together. i think together is the keyword of this summit. and as europe navigates its migrant issues, u.s. republican presidential candidate, donald trump has his own ideas on how to handle immigration in the united states. >> that's right. during an appearance on msnbc he 'defended his plan to remove
undocumented immigrants from the u.s. if he's elected. >> we're going to have a deportation force. you do it humanely. millions of people are waiting in line to come into this country, and they're waiting to come in legally, and i always say the wall. we're going to build the wall. it's going to be a real deal. there was a picture in one of the magazines where they were taking drugs over the wall. they built a ramp and the truck was going up and down. the wall was like a highway, and it's that's not going to happen. it's going to be a trump wall. >> and donald trump argues that mass deportation has worked for the u.s. in the past and can work again. >> cnn's ftom foreman has more details. >> reporter: spurring protest and spiking poll numbers, tough talk about illegal immigration put trump on the election map. >> they're bringing drugs and crime. >> reporter: and now he's
praising a program whose official name considers what is currently considered an offensively, operation wet back. in 1954 this massive roundup of undocumented workers came after years of growing tension between the u.s. and mexico about competition for workers, the effect on wages, and border security. >> my fellow citizens -- >> reporter: and while the eisenhower administration considered it a success, many modern historians do not. >> it was inhumane and abusive to mention mexicans that had come at our request to work. >> reporter: they claimed over 1 million deportations while later analysis suggested maybe only a quarter million, even has farm jobs in the southwest continued drawing tens of thousands of new immigrants.
humanitarian complaints were raised as some were sent back to mexico aboard what a congressional investigation described as a slave ship. >> many of the mexicans rounded up had their heads shaved. many were beaten and abused. there's incidents of mexicans that died in the desert because they were pushed out of the united states. >> reporter: that summer 88 people died of heatstroke in a single episode. >> for the 11 people, come on, folks, we all know you can't pick them up and ship them back across the pord border. it's not an adult argument. >> reporter: despite claims from the deportation was working, it was out of fund and shutting down in a year. although the debate about it rages on more than a half century later. tom foreman, cnn, washington. >> the clock is ticking for
russia. it's track and field federation has a day to respond to explosive doping allegations as president putin takes action. also ahead, the one place in a world where bringing in a new life often means death. >> and a unique rehab program that helps soldiers recover from their battle wounds. stay with us.
we're learning more about the plane crash that killed nine people tuesday in akron, ohio. take a look closely at the top left portion of your screen. you'll see the surveillance video as it showed the aircraft plowing into an apartment home. no one in the building was hurt but everyone on the plane was killed. >> it banked left and a wing scraped the ground. the passengers were from a florida-based real estate company. with a deadline looming over his country, putin has skarted an investigation. >> the scandal could lead to
russia being banned from international competition. they have a day to respond to the allegations of widespread doping. the track and field's governing body will decided what to do. mr. putin has pledged cooperation. >> translator: we must carry out our own internal investigation and to ensure the most open, i want to stress this, the most open, professional cooperation with international anti-doping structures. here in russia, we must do all we to get rid of this problem. >> alex thomas of cnn's world sport joins us from london to talk about this. aleck, this is such a bomb shell. how much, though, is russia admitting to, and what is it saying it will really do about it? >> well, you could hear the tone taken by russia's president, vladimir putin in that sound bite. it's a different tone from the
one we heard earlier in the week when there was such shock, as you say, from the bomb shell delivered by the independent commission. and the commission talking about a deeply rooted culture of cheating across the whole of russia hinting it was beyond just track and field athletics and beyond russia as well. but russia was the focus of the commission's inkwiquiryinquiry. the kremlin said until proof is put forward, it's hard to accept any accusations. we had a load of defensive attitudes, particularly from the moscow lab. but vladimir putin, as you heard there, sounding a lot more diplomatic, maybe someone has spoken to him because what is at stake is russia's place at the rio olympics. >> i want to follow up on that point. perhaps it's the realization that in this current scenario, the russian track and field team
would be suspended. have we ever seen a scenario where allegations like this take place and teams perform at the olympics despite the proof that's there? >> i think it would be unprecedented to have the track and field squad of russia banned because of widespread doping allegations and the fact that they couldn't tell if they would show up clean or not. and let's not forget in the reports earlier in the week, they talked about london 2014 being sabotaged, and russia did well that year, fourth in the overall metals table. there are a lot more sport at the olympics than just track and field. we go back to 1976, african nations boycotting the games in canada. in 1980 implrks to usa. in 1984, no soviet union
nations. we've seen boycotts before but not for these sorts of reasons. they have a deadline to explain the report. >> and the worst part is for folks like you and i who love to enjoy sports, it taints it and takes away from the hard work of those who don't take these steps. we'll continue to watch it. thanks, alex. >> all right. we want to take a look at some other news now. an indian prime minister is set to start his three-day visit to the uk in just a few hours. an activist in london are planning to protest. he's criticized for not doing enough to stop hindu attacks on muslims. >> two relatives of venezuelan president are under arrest on drug charges.
the source says the first lady's nephews were arrested in haiti and are accused of trying to smuggle 800 kilograms of drugs into the u.s. >> environmentalists started dumping 2 billion gallons of raw sewage into the st. lawrence river. the mayor says it's unavoidable while the city repairs a waste treatment system. he insists the drinking water and marine life are life. and a report out this hour from the united nations says maternal deaths dropped 44 % from over half a million back in 1990 to about 305,000 this year. >> the greatest improvement was in eastern asia where maternal mortality dropped by 72%.
s >> the world health organization says the deaths can be virtually eliminated by 2030 kwlrks and that's the primary goal. it's not surprising the most dangerous place in the world is near somalia's border. robin ceil traveled to see the maternal care there in action. >> reporter: in this delivery room, bringing life into the world so often brings death. tents and quiet, the beds are quickly filling up. >> it gets quite busy. like you can have three mothers giving birth at the same time. >> on kenya's volatile border with ssomalia, the hospital is the quite literally the county's lifeline. the only free 24 /7 referral hospital in an area
significantly larger than wheals. is this your miracle baby? eight weeks premature and weighing less than a kilogram at worth, this baby has made a remarkable progress. his mother died a day after he was born. his grandmother, disabled, now must raise him. >> reporter: the maternal mortality rate here is nine and a half times higher than afghanistan. four and a half times higher than somalia, and 927 times higher than countries like sweden and spain. more women die giving birth here than anywhere else in the world. security is a major factor. repeat attacks by al qaeda linked al shabaab have caused government and aid agencies to shy away from the region. child marriage is another factor. with girls giving birth before
their body are ready, and cultural practices such as female genital mutilation produce horrific consequences. >> a person -- they -- there's little you can do. you are of a wind. >> reporter: kenya's first lady, the u.n. and other agencies have stepped in to try to help by launching an awareness campaign. but the problem is vast and they're imploring for more help. it's nearly midday in the delivery room, and this woman is four centimeters dilated. in the world's most dangerous place to give birth, she's surrounded by professionals, and we later learned these mothers and their babied aies all lived see a new day. >> some sobers statistics there.
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a mission dubbed operation free sinjar. they're fighting to retake the town. the peshmerga say they captured several villages and a key stretch of highway. >> a poet load of migrants from afghanistan is on the shores of lesbos. arwa damon was there as the rubb rubber dingy made the trip. >> and vladimir putin has ordered an internal investigation into allegations of state-sponsored doping. why some of the country's track and fields athletes. the russian federation has a day to respond to the allegations made by the world anti-doping authorities. the scandal could lead to russia being banned from international competitions. syria forces have control of
a military airport near aleppo. troops have broken an isis siege that lasted for two years. it says soldiers fought their way into the base tuesday freeing military personnel inside. hundreds of isis militants were reportedly killed in the operation. syrian troops backed by iranian hezbollah forces have been advancing on isis forces in a push to retain territory. routers reports moscow has drafted a the plan does not prohibit asaad from running. russia's foreign ministry says no such document exists but it is working on identifying rebel groups that should take part in peace talks. a senior fellow in the arab
politics institute, i spoke with him earlier and asked if he thought this peace plan could work. >> highly doubtful. it's not the first time that such a plan has been leaked. interestingly, whenever the plan is leaked, it shows that, actually, the russian position, has not gravitated towards a transition in syria but is, instead, focussed on just the chan change, slight change in terms of the current situation with asaad in charge. that's not going to end the war or lead syria back into one piece. >> we've known all along, russia wants to keep asaad in place. how clear is it in this peace plan when it comes to deciding who should participate in any peace talks here? >> it's not clear.
it says that the nonterrorist opposition, which has to be sort of decided, then participates in a constitutional process that leads, eventually, to elections, and then at the same time that there are parliamentary elections, a bit later there are presidential elections. all of this is not a real change, and i think it indicates how hard this diplomacy is despite some recent meetings in vienna where u.s. diplomats and john kerry have expressed optimism. >> and what impact do you think russia's bombing campaign has had so far on any effort to negotiate an end to the civil war in syria? >> i think it makes the formula of used by the rebels of placing military pressure on asaad to make concessions more difficult to achieve, but the intervention itself, the involvement by the
russians is not enough to make it -- deliver a decisive victory because it lacks man power and is unable to make fundamental changes. i think you'll see some -- we already saw this week, the regime retaking some areas, but the question is will they be able to hold them. that's a big if. >> you mentioned at the start that you believe this russian j syrian peace plan was leaked. who would have leaked it? who benefits from leaking this? >> that's a good question. i'm not sure. the west could leak it to show that the russians are aren't sears. t serious. the russians could leak it to show a process in syria that's not in keeping with the opposition. we know the opposition has rejected it. most of it matches the regime's main talking points, and some of
that of the iranians and the russians over time. so it's pretty consistent from what we've seen from proregime circles. in that way, it's not new. >> andrew, thank you so much for joining us. appreciate it. >> my pleasure. >> we're going to change gears here and show you some extreme weather that we've seen in parts of the u.s. over the last few days. this is in iowa where a line of storms, including some tornadoes knocked down trees and utility lines. thankfully, no one was hurt there. >> and in california, firefighters are trying to get control of a 40 acre brush fire, but crews are having trouble getting close to the ridge where the fire is burning. >> but will the severe weather continue on thursday as the cold front races east. our meteorologist is the man who can answer the question and joins us from the international weather center. >> good morning, errol, and
rosemary. the severe weather threat is diminishing quickly but there are still stronger storms moving across lake michigan and exiting the greater chicago illinois region. look out. on wednesday, as a whole, we had over 100 reports of storm damage across the central u.s. specifically near the border of iowa and missouri. you can see all the tornado images that we have there. ten confirmed tornadoes, and take a look at some of the damage that ensued from the resulting tornadoes and strong straight line winds. this is an image coming out of melro melrose, iowa, and you can see some of the farming areas and also homes impacted by the stronger winds. trees uprooted and also roofs collapsing because of the wicked weather. you don't need to be a meteorologist to see how intense the storm system is. look at how quickly this storm developed across the upper
midwest and into the central plains. you can start to see that counterclockwise rotation in the cloud cover overhead. that's when the storm was really just basically strengthening and going through the phase of deepening where we see the strong storms that formed. fortunately the severe weather threat decreasing, but now the strong winds are settling in behind. not from thunderstorms. i'm talking about the tight temperature gradient across the central u.s. that's going to bring wind gusts in excess of 60 miles per hour, for instance, if you're located ber des moines. east of chicago, grand rapids into detroit and cleveland and buffalo. we have roughly 55 million americans under some sort of wind advisory watch or warning for your thursday. hold onto your hats, folks. it's going to be windy. look at some of the values. chicago to detroit, it's no wonder chicago has the nickname of the windy city. it's living up to that as wind
gusts will be in excess of 40 to 50 miles per hour in that location. there's quite a stark temperature contrast from behind and in front of the cold front. look at panama and nashville. temperatures 15 to 20 degrees colder thanks to this chilly air. this is the forecast for the weekend. located in the big apple, look at the daytime high on saturday. 47 degrees. a cool and windy day ahead of you today. partly cloudy and a daytime high of 58. look at saturday. something to look forward to, i guess. it is fall. this is what we would expect. the good news is that the severe weather threat slowly starting to come to an end across the u.s. >> we like a little bit of good news. >> now, the world paused on wednesday to remember the dead from what was called the great wall. world war
world war i. president obama was at arlington cemetery. he laid a wreath in honor of soldiers who fought and too often died. >> in london crowds gathers for remembrance day. they observed two minutes of silence at 11:00 a.m. local time. that's when on november 11th, 1918, tworld war ii ended. >> soldiers are trying something new on their world to recovery. >> it's a program that gets them out of rehab facilities and onto a surfboard. we hit the beach to check it out. >> reporter: these bodies powering into the pacific ocean have stories to tell. they belong to american and briti british soldiers. some retired, some still active duty. all men and women injured while
serving their country. >> we have rash guards. it has the help for heros on there. >> reporter: this is operation surf. a camp designed to aid the mental rehabilitation by focusing on the physical. jake joined the army in 2005. he was injured in afghanistan. >> my truck hit an ied. broke my ankle, heel, back, arm, and some other things. >> reporter: five years later, he elected to have his leg amputated below the knee. he says it greatly improved his life. and allowed for this adventure. cameron was on patrol in korea when he was stabbed by a fellow soldier. he was paralyzed and had a collapsed lung. more than a year since his injury, he's better but still has challenges. >> my right side can still not feel temperature or pain into my
left side has mobility issues. it's a privilege to be out here. >> reporter: but not all of these soldier's wounds are vizzen. >> afghanistan j. >> reporter: she was a medic in the british army for nearly 14 years. >> why were you a medic and discharged? >> reporter: ptsd. i suffered for ten years on and off, and then suffer from depression and anxiety. >> reporter: what do you hope to gain here? >> inner peace, i think, to stop being so sad. >> reporter: 99% of the time they're standing up by the end of the day. it's not long before stacey is up on her board. >> reporter: i don't think i'd be able to do it. >> reporter: for 42 years, this man has been catching waves. he began operation surf in 2009.
it was the opportunity of being able to be a service to our wounded servicemen and women in transition. >> reporter: did you think you're going to be able to do that toad? >> yeah. >> reporter: the closing ceremony is bittersweet. a time to celebrate goals met and surpassed, friendships forged and lessons learned in the water. >> surfing is great rehab. a lot of my anxiety went down and i feel confident. >> reporter: cnn on california's central coast. >> that's great, there. all right. still to come, we go to a small but dangerous mexican village known as the sex trafficking capital of the world to talk to reformed trafficker. we're back in a moment with that. we stop arthritis pain,
activists who fight human tasking say a town in mexico is the epicenter of a syndicate that exploits womens and girls. hundreds of victims in the u.s. and other countries say the criminal rings based in the village have forced them into prostitution. >> raphael romo is now telling the secrets of the operation. >> reporter: across the united states, law enforcement officials are fighting an international crime said to be worth $150 billion in illegal profits. >> it's a high volume, low cost business. we're told the highest they charge is $35 for that have a minutes of time. and oftentimes, the trafficker will count out the kond ms that he gives the girl at night and then count when she comes back, how many are left.
and they do expect them to see 20 and 30 men a night. >> reporter: the u.s. state department ambassador to fight trafficking, she has seen a troubling trend. many of the victims and the traffickers who abuse them have a tie to a single place. a small village in central mexico. >> we've been told by the traffickers themselves and by the young girls that this town raises pimpss. that's what they've done for generations. >> reporter: who are they? in 2011, she helped convict a man. >> he took a broom stick and beat her. and he beat her so much that the broom stick broke. and then after that, when the broom stick broke, he got a thicker rod out of the closet and started beating her with
that. >> reporter: we traveled to the village of tenancingo in mexico. locals tell us many organized crimes is home. their main business widely known to be the business of selling of young girls and women in the sex market. a woman whispered a dire warning. >> the hub, this is where everything happens. >> reporter: this man was once a human trafficker.
>> translator: i got to the point of raping some of the girls that used to work for me. i used to beat them up, and not just with my fists. i used basketbaeball bats to be them up. >> reporter: he spent more than a decade in a mexican prison for his crimes. >> translator: i took their children away so they were forced to work for me. i could tell you 10,000 more things like that. >> reporter: he said he would pimp several girls at the same time. he said he agreed to talk to us because he wants to see an end to the practice of exploiting women and children by kidnapping, drugging, and forcing them to have sex with dozens of men each day. >> reporter: there's been reports that there are girls as young as nine years old that are trafficked in and around tenancingo. >> translator: there are things
welcome back, everyone. it seems like hardly a week goes by without a major recall, you know, being sent out by one of the big car makers. this week is no different. rolls royce is recalling a car over a faulty air bag. one single car in the u.s. the it's a 2015 ghost model that looks like this but was made last year. >> and the financial times quotes the company saying the air bag had an incorrect label. the $320,000 car has not been delivered to the owner, and there are no safety risks here, but rolls royce wanted to show
it attention to detail. now, that is an abundance of caution. >> absolutely. >> go check your rolls in the parking lot. a flight seen around the world. the pilot lock a whirl around the statue of liberty by jet pack. >> we shared some of this video yesterday at this very time, but we're now hearing from the man who made aviation history. >> reporter: is it a bird? is it a plane? it's a man in a jet pack flying around the statue of liberty. >> it was a dream come true. i was having a blast. >> though the actually blastoff from a boat was fairly gentle, the founder of jet pack aviation, david, is the test pilot and yes, he and his chief designer had to get all kind of approvals to pull this off. >> the faa asked what is it? >> reporter: the flight lasted
about five minutes. the pilot uses hand controls and his body to steer. he took one hand off the controls for a second. >> i saluted lady liberty. on one of the pass i stopped and turned around and gave her a salu salute. >> reporter: he's been hooked on jet packs since he first saw james bond take off in one in thunder ball. for ten years, he and the designer have worked together. tyler helped design the rocket belt that sent up a man for less than 30 seconds at the 1984 to limb picks. the for the statue of liberty flight, he told the pilot. >> fly slow and careful and not too high. >> i didn't hear that message, i don't think. >> the next thing up he was 100 feet up going 65 miles per hour. >> he says he can imagine selling the jet pack for the price of around $100,000. there are other devices that
transform men into flying machines. some are big. others like these jet wings require takeoff from a chopper and landing with a parachute. but he wants a jet pack like the one oo 7 wore. no well-dressed man should be out one, especially when taking liberties with a certain well-dressed lady. cnn, new york. >> our producer asked us this question. jet pack or rolls royce? >> jet pack. >> me too. >> thanks for watching everyone. i'm errol barnett. >> and i'm rosemary church. early start is next for the viewers in the world, and everyone else, stay tuned for snow sno "cnn newsroom." >> have a great day.
breaking news this morning. a new battle against isis. an offensive launched inside iraq. our reporter with troops on the move. we are live. a new fight brewing in the race for president. which candidates are now going toe-to-toe for conservative votes. in hours, a family seeks what they consider justice if the death of their loved one shackled and tased repeatedly. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans.