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. french police closed down a suburban street after the discovering of a possible suicide vest. plus, the belgian security lockdown is extended with officials determined to prevent an attack there. and u.s. presidential candidate donald trump is under fire for his latest comments about muslims and 9/11. hello, and welcome to our viewers from the united states and around the world. i'm iesha sesay. news room starts right now.
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we begin with analysts who retrieved a suicide vest. officers are not saying if the vests are related to last week's attacks. the report shows the vest contained the same type of explosive used in the rampage. the official reports that salah abdeslam's phone was tracked to the area where the vest was found soon after the attacks. abdeslam remains at large. cnn's max foster from paris joins us, major developments from paris with the latest. >> reporter: yes, the item in the bin, that is the interesting item so far. because everybody is wondering whether it was abdeslam's suicide belt. and bfm tv has more information on that, we're waiting for official confirmation on that. more information coming from
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u.s. intelligence, really, with a cell phone found in the bin near the bataclan theater cwhic is the scene of one of the attacks, of course. we know there was a map on the phone, encrypted data. and what it suggests is there was some surveillance of the sites where the attacks were carried out. also there was quite sophisticated military training going into the attacks. we know that european military sources say they have been to syria and gotten some sort of training. so what we ended up with was a picture of very sophisticated attacks, where the sites were executed out and the attacks were carried out by a military train. so u.s. law enforcement agencies are being told to review their plans, really, for an active shooter in a similar terrorist attack. and they're being told in particular to look after anyone that may be carrying out
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surveillance on soft targets. so very concerning series of events because it was so so sophisticated, isha. >> yes, max, and while the investigation goes on we know that french president francois hollande is on some sort of diplomatic mission to create what is called a grand and single coalition. are we getting specifics on what exactly that would mean on the battlefield? >> reporter: well, effectively if he can get what he wants to, with the role with the super powers, the u.s. and russia together are leading two separate coalitions on the ground. they have huge differences in what they see is the political future of syria. but what president hollande is going to try to do is bring them together more closely to work on more practical matters in the
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battlefield. >> reporter: the largest aircraft carrier from france, the charles de gaulle, used to strike isis. the french prime minister stood shoulder to shoulder with his french counterpart in paris, at the scene of one of the attacks, the bataclan. then they got down to business, cameron calling on them to allow him to take part in strikes against isis in syria. >> i firmly support the action that president hollande has taken to strike isis and syria and it's my firm conviction that britain should do so as well. of course, that will be the decision for parliament to make. >> hollande will take his message to president obama, while the prime minister is back in england. hollande is calling for a grand coalition of super powers against isis. despite differences over the future of syria's president.
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>> the solution is to have a government of union in syria and we know that bashar assad cannot be the future. therefore, this seems to be the good formula and we have to act so all countries can find a good solution for syria as well as strike daesh. >> reporter: the coalition has been striking for more than a year. russia joined the coalition for months. questions arise on bashar assad. obama says that putin needs to make a fundamental change in his support for assad, before they can join in support. >> the question is whether they can make the strategic adjustment that allows them to be effective partners with us and the other 65 countries who are already part of the counter-isol campaign. and we don't know that yet. >> reporter: some analysts say there is potential for
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cooperation. >> to limit perhaps to military intelligence sharing may come up on operations of certain targets but perhaps not more than that. >> reporter: so what hollande is trying to do for president obama and putin is try to get them to put their strategic differences aside and attack isis. >> now, to events in paris it is a city that typically welcomes tourists. and the attacks will impact those numbers. >> reporter: yes, absolutely, there is a massive christmas mark here at the event. on friday, they're looking to get back to normal with a sense
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of doing christmas shopping. they're essentially just going out buying essentials. the paris terror attacks certainly taking a heavy toll on the city's vital tourism, as well. >> reporter: at the world famous bristol hotel in paris, the lobby is very quiet, and with reason. >> probably down 50% following the attacks. that is to be expected and that is understandable. >> reporter: understandable, perhaps, because he has been through this before. he saw the cancellations come in immediately after the january attack at charlie hebdo. it took six months for business to come back to normal levels. at other hotels, the story is the same or worse. the tourists have been voting with their feet. >> i was disappointed and i can tell you that half of the room was empty. >> i'm coming from germany, and a lot of people have cancelled
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their tickets. and having to travel to paris this moment. >> across paris, the story is much the same. the restaurant association says to business is off nearly 40%. caterers have lost 80% of their business as numbers have been cancelled. in france, those numbers are especially important. 70% of their gross domestic product comes from travel and tourism. hundreds of jobs are involved. >> it is not so much the present but the future that raises concern. >> the question is what will come for christmas and new year's eve, which is very important for the tourism industry. >> reporter: they called together the industry's representatives to listen to their woes and see what can be done. especially in the way of reassuring the communication strategy. >> for those who are in doubt right now i want to say that
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they're most welcome here. and more than ever we will be glad to host them. everything is done for their security here. >> france is possibly the top travel destination in the world. some tourists will no doubt visit paris no matter what. but the reality is after two major tourist attacks this year, the french travel industry is in somewhat fragile shape. anything further could have a devastating economic effect. jim bittermann, cnn, paris. >> and with abdeslam on the run, there is a suspicion he must have help from people hiding him over there in brussels if he is in brussels and that is the ongoing concern. it's still going on. it is a great city, isha. >> yes, it is a beautiful city. and joining us past 7:00 a.m.,
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thank you so much, max, thank you. and belgium authorities charging a suspect in connection with the paris attackings. prosecutors say 15 people detained will be released. meanwhile, brussels will stay at the highest terror alert on monday, and the metro will open in brussels. cnn international correspondent frederik pleitgen has more from brussels. so fred, set the scene with us. how are people there in brussels coping with the city that is somewhat in lockdown? >> reporter: well, i saw people on the streets earlier today. there were people going to work, it is early here as well, 7:00 a.m. the only people at this point in time you see are soldiers and police officers who are obviously patrolling the place throughout the entire night. other than that, there are really not that many people out. that is a heavy toll taken on
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the businesses. there are many people not going to work at all. they're sort of going to work for a couple of minutes, picking up their laptop and going home to work from there. the city is as you said in effect on lockdown. i want to show you how that unfolded. >> reporter: the eu's administrative capital on a de facto state of lockdown. cops and patrols go through empty streets as the subway systems, schools and many shops remain shut because of the terror alert. many parents keeping their children indoors. >> we're trying to go out in the morning and do the shopping in the morning. and after that, after the night arrives we will just stay at home. >> reporter: belgian authorities continue to conduct raids, hoping to catch salah abdeslam, believing to have fled here after participating in the paris attacks. but authorities are also trying to foil what the government believes could be an imminent
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terror plot. many businesses are shutting down, heeding the government's advice to prevent larger gathers of people which could be vulnerable to attack. the police and the military certainly are making their presence felt here on the streets of belgium's capital. there are military vehicles patrolling the area and also soldiers on the ground standing guard especially in places that are highly frequented by tourists. >> management of the ab concert hall has decided to cancel all shows for the entire week, also because a music hall was one of the venues hit by terrorists in the paris attacks, the man in charge says. >> >> we don't take any risks, not for the people, the public or the artists. >> reporter: soldiers in the european capital, unthinkable for many weeks ago, but now a harsh reality for the people of brussels wouho are carrying on best as they can, hoping the
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scare will end soon. >> and at least, isha, they have some more information as to when the scare could end, saying how long the terror threat will be in effect, at least until next monday. and also they will try to start to reopen the subway system as well as some of the schools come witness. of course, all of that depends on what they bring for with the security personnel, as well. >> yes, fred, and to that point do belgian authorities have any leads in the hunt for salah abdeslam, or what they said was potentially another group trying to conduct terror attacks there in belgium? >> reporter: if y watched the press conference by the belgium prime minister last night he said the threat is still imminent. that there could be attacks like the ones in paris. but they don't seem to have nailed down where the attacks
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could come from. one issue is anybody who has anything to do with salah abdeslam, they look at people taken into custody in the last several days. all of them are relatives or at least friends of salah abdeslam. at least one of them has been charged with crimes in relation to the paris terror attacks. those are the areas they're looking at but still they have not nailed down where the attacks could have come from? could they be related to abdeslam? other sources in paris? they do believe it would be possible for him to remain on the run for such an extended period of time, he most likely would have had a support network here in belgium. and what the federal prosecutor says is they believe he may be somewhere here in the brussels area. however, all the raids that we've seen so far here in brussels and the molenbeek area and brussels as well have not
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yielded any sort of indication that they might have him. >> very worrying, indeed. frederik pleitgen joining us from belgium, fred, always appreciate it. thank you. now the u.s. state department has issued a worldwide travel alert for americans, calling on u.s. citizens to be vigilant in public places and when using transportation. it cites possible attacks from al qaeda, isis, or boko haram acting alone. americans should be prepared for additional security screenings and disruptions. the level will expire in 2016. and france carrying through with its promise to intensify strikes on isis. the latest weapon in the french arsenal ahead. plus, hope francis is getting ready to make his first visit to africa. and security is being tightened in the wake of the aftermath of the paris attacks.
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president vladimir putin in tehran. the leaders agreed that international powers should not impose their political agendas on syria. the state-run media proposed that they would have an agreement with iran in this visit. and france conducted its first airstrikes against isis in syria with the carrier charles de gaulle on monday. the carrier deployed on monday after the paris terror attacks. they hit targets in ramadi and mosul. what can you tell us about these french strikes? do we know what was targeted? >> reporter: well, isis, france has really ramped up the number of airstrikes. the arrival of the charles de gaulle in the eastern mediterranean almost triples the number of aircraft that they have a total of now 38 that can be used in these airstrikes. now, we're hearing their
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targeting the headquarters, the recruiting centers as well as training facilities of isis. and now they're hitting targets not only in syria but in iraq, ramadi and mosul. as well as iraq being targeted. they're getting intercepted as well, with the united states helping determine what targets to hit. >> and ian, we're also getting details about two new u.s. significant strikes in syria, tell us what we know. >> reporter: well, these strikes are targeting isis' infrastructure, trying to degrade the way that they acquire revenue. and what we hear is that these two strikes hit 238 trucks. we're hearing that these were oil tankers. and isis gets about 50% of its revenue from selling oil.
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and so that has been one of the main targets of not only the united states as well as their coalition partners but also russia, russia reporting that in the past five days that they hit a thousand oil tankers belonging to isis, as well as hitting isis oil-producing facilities. really trying to make it so this terror group cannot fund itself and pay its people, really trying to hit it in the pocketbook. but it also just shows how -- this coalition, these strikes against isis is broadening. you have now russia, you have the united states, their coalition. france, as well as the u.k., prime minister david cameron on thursday will go in front of parliament and try to persuade them to start to strike isis in iraq and syria, as well. >> yeah, the fight against isis only intensifying. in fact, we're turning our attention to a developing story
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word of two bombs exploding outside a hotel there. tell us what we know. >> reporter: this is in the northern part of sinai. it is the major city in the north. what we're hearing, two car bombs blowing up. this according to state-run media. the car bombs in that town we hear that one person was killed in that strike yesterday. there was also an attack against police officers. one person killed. this was carried out against isis and this comes as egypt also tries to carry out a parliamentary election yesterday. it concluded as judges were in town trying to oversee the polling stations. they have candidates running in the northern part of sinai as well. but these sorts of attacks happen on almost a daily basis. isis has killed hundreds of people in the northern sinai, including soldiers and police
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officers as well as civilians. >> and joining us from cairo, egypt, ian, we appreciate the reporting, thank you. now, pope francis is getting ready for his trip. pope francis' visit to the continent will include the war torn central republic and uganda. talk to us about how the recent isis attacks, the threats against the vatican, impacting the pope's trip to africa. >> reporter: well, it would seem they're not impacting the pope's trip at all even though he has been warned this is a particularly dangerous moment to make such an historic voyage. the vatican security says they have faith in the african security even though french authorities warn this is quite dangerous. it is important to remember the pope does not travel alone.
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he has with him an entourage of journalists and allies. others are worried and concerned that that is where the threat really lies in the crowds of catholics. and christians who come to see the pope in areas that may not be secure. but the vatican says at the trust the securities put in place by the authorities in africa. and they are, it should be said, sending their security detail ahead of time and they have almost doubled the pope's security ahead of this trip, isha. >> the challenge here with pope francis when he has made these foreign trips is he tends to do his own thing when there are large crowds. hence, the kind of i guess do things that security would not really improve of. the question is will that happen again while he is in africa? that has to be the concern. >> well, i think that we can
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rest assured that pope francis will do his own thing and refuses to wear a bullet-proof vest. he says what is the point of that when he is traveling in an open vehicle. he refuses to have his followers follow behind, with him in a bullet-proof vest. he trusts in god and says everything will turn out the way it is supposed to. but he does not want anything between him and his followers in africa. this is his first visit. he is going to sensitive areas, areas where there are conflicts in the past. he doesn't seem to pay much attention to the security warnings. instead, he will do it the pope francis way. >> yes, he will do it the way he wants to. joining us from rome, with an important perspective, bobby, thank you. and this just into us here at cnn news room. south korea's national intelligence believes north korean leader kim jong-un has
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you are watching cnn news room live from los angeles. i'm isha sesay, the headlines from this hour. the analyst are looking at a vest found in a garbage can and have not said if the vest is related to the terror attacks. they say the vest has encrypted applications and possible clues about the terrorist preparations for the attacks. and belgian authority have charged a suspect in connection with the paris attacks. a total of 21 people have been arrested in raids since sunday including five new raids on monday. brussels will stay at the highest terror alert level until at least monday. france launched its first airstrikes into syria from the aircraft carrier charles de gaulle. the carrier deployed to the eastern mediterranean after the paris attacks. a french spokesperson said the attacks hit ramadi and mosul.
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>> and u.s. presidential candidate donald trump is calling for surveillance on some mosques and watch lists after the paris attacks. and now, he is also getting attention after making questionable claims after 9/11. cnn's sarah murray has the details. >> reporter: in the wake of the paris terrorist attacks, donald trump is sharpening his rhetoric, with some comments coming under intense scrutiny. trump said some were celebrating after the 9/11 attacks. >> i watched in jersey city where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. >> reporter: standing by his claim, even as news organizations and government leaders call it false. >> you know the police say that didn't happen. >> and the people that were cheering on the other side of new jersey where you have large arab populations they were cheering as the world trade center came down. >> reporter: and tonight, trump is not backing down, pointing to
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this sentence in a washington post story published a week after the 9/11 attacks as proof of his claims. the paper said law enforcement had detained people allegedly seen cheering on rooftops in jersey city. today, that city's mayor said reports were not founded. cnn has found no evidence of arrests or video showing muslims cheering. still, despite that lack of evidence today trump's main rival, dr. ben carson said he saw the same thing. >> did you see it happening, though, on 9/11? >> i saw the film of it yes, in new jersey. >> reporter: trump also talking tougher when it comes to the treatment of suspected terrorists. >> they don't use waterboarding over there, they use chopping off people's heads. >> reporter: calling in reinstating waterboarding as an interrogation tactic. now, hours after making the statement, dr. ben carson backed
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away from his previous comments and says he does remember people protest iing after the wake of 9/11 but it was not in new jersey, it was in the middle east. meanwhile, trump at his event in ohio, did not back down from his comments, once again saying he believes he saw people protesting after 9/11 in new jersey. sarah murray, cnn, columbus, ohio. great to have you both on the show, ben, if i could start with you. how do you view these recent comments by several gop presidential candidates, essentially calling syrian refugees a potential threat to the u.s., and therefore to be kept out of the country? >> i think they see that the safeguards to make sure they're absolutely, positively sure to know would the know who these people are coming into the country. so i don't think it is so much about the refugees as it is keeping out isis terrorists who are very willing to use any
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weakness in the country, especially refugee status, also countries like paris and belgium, to get in and gain access to that country. so i think the candidates want to make it clear it is not about not liking refugees or not wanting to help refugees. they don't want terrorists to come in and do what they did in paris? >> mark, do you agree? >> no, i don't, obviously, no one wants to let terrorists in the country. of terrorism or discourses of ts security as a pretext to not let people in. to play out all sorts of zenophobia, despite the fact we have a lot of ranges of security, they all look at the investigation of potential refugees. we act as if people with just
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stumble in through the refugee process. i agree we could do more and have greater intelligence in syria which allows us to have great y greater insight to who comes over, and not just our status of being the nation that lets people in, who are vulnerable and desperate. >> and let me bring a statistic to you gentlemen. on sunday, i had professor brian levin on our show. he made the point that since 9/11 this country has taken in about 784,000 refugees. and out of those there have been three individuals who have deemed to pose a threat. so ben, when you look at those numbers, when you just look at the raw data the question has to be asked whether gop candidates are just deliberately stoking fear for political gain.
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>> i don't think it is stoking fear and i think paris that is proven that it is an issue of being cautious, and to make sure we learn from the mistakes and vulnerabilities that we just saw for paris. i'm in a conservative state right now. texas, the second most number of syrians have been coming into this state. so this state is very open to refugees, for example, but as the government put it we have to look and learn from paris and make sure we see what vulnerabilities there are. we also know from intelligence that isis has told their individuals under their leadership that you should exploit the refugee process to your advantage. that is what we've seen from intelligence on isis. so when you see that there is a new way that terrorists are trying to gain access into this country and other countries you have to change and adapt to that. and again, if you look at the data to syria has been -- the people from syria have been overwhelmingly welcomed from texas. again, conservative state. but when you see this, you have
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to look at it and say maybe we need to hit the pause button here and change things and our intelligence checking out things is very hard to do in syria right now. because who are you going to call or ask? it's different than other countries. >> the problem with that argument it suggests our system is the same as paris or france, rather, and therefore we have to learn from the system of paris so we don't replicate it. our system is far different than europe. we have had 780,000 refugees and no real terrorists is because we don't do what europe does. we don't have the same threats and vulnerables. it can't stop us from being the nation that lets people in. let's not forget two things. one, it's our foreign policy that allows the kind of despotic
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regimes in syria and around the region that lets people abandon them. when we don't double down in the course of islamophobia, which some people are doing, we produce more unrest, we radicalize people who now look at us as enemy rather than a safe haven. >> the former assistant fbi director came out and said one of the biggest reasons why he has red tlflags with syria, unle other countries where there has been checks and balances and check with that individual or about that individual for that host country. we do not have that relationship in syria. so at the very beginning he is saying it's flawed with syria because we do not have anyone to check with over there. >> i agree that there is for central person, you're right. it's not like jordan. >> it's not like assad is going
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to tell us who the terrorists are. >> so let me ask you both. to this question that many around the world are posing which is not just to the united states but also to europe, many take a stand of by not letting these people, many of whom are fleeing terror and atrocity into places of a safe haven, europe and the u.s. is basically shirking their responsibility and also saying something about their own values. how do you respond to that, ben. >> you don't allow them, by not allowing them in the country doesn't mean you don't help them at all. i think we need to put more pressure on our allies and other countries that are more centrally located near them. we are going to help them, by for the allowing them to come here, there are other ways to help the refugees by not taking them half way around the world
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and that part of the equation somehow seems to have eluded this conversation. there are other ways and options to set up safe places for these refugees in this part of the world. >> we're taking people half way across the world when you're in an area of extreme crisis actually is not a bad thing. it's a good thing. most people running from al nusra or their regimes are very happy to be across the world. the other thing is countries are happy to do their part. lebanon has about 1.4 million, turkey, 1.9 million. even iraq has syrian refugees. even egypt has syrian refugees. the immediate area does do that. the question is what role will we play? even paris itself which was a victim of this awful tragedy is willing to take 30,000 more. so if they're willing to take 30,000 after the crisis it seems we have a moral and political and tactical responsibility to do the same.
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hello, everyone, scientists are trying to stamp out malaria with the help of the insect that spreads it. scientists at the university of california at irvine has created genes that make it resistant to malaria so it can't spread to people. additionally, when the insect meets with the female, researchers say 99.5% of their offspring would be resistant to malaria. that could help stop the spread of the disease which kills half
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a million people each year. and the authorities are asking the person to come forward. state-run television shows images of the men. mali is in a ten-day state of emergency. more on the latest security measures. >> reporter: at a base in bamako, a french commander readies his men. he is telling his u.n. police force, on the day of the attack he helped rescue people from the radisson. tonight, you will keep malians safe. this is a capital on the edge with the u.s. police joining the malian forces. what is happening tonight? >> we have patrols and policemen. >> reporter: the patrols are a request from the malian government just days after an eight-hour siege in the country's most prominent hotel. another jihadist group claimed responsibility for the killing
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of at least 20 citizens. >> they have marked the original bullet holes in the wall. many people killed here tried tragically to get away to the service elevator. also further up on the fourth floor where the hostages were killed. >> reporter: the united nations has been pushing for joint controls in the capital for years. but politically it was perhaps too sensitive for malian politicians, but not now, not after the attack. malian patrols right in the heart of bamako, the heart of the country. they are used to patrolling in other areas but now the threat has come here. they're chasing possible leads. random checkpoints on a road just outside the city come up with very little. for years, terror struck in mali's remote interior, now the capital for longer a shelter.
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the family of a teenager who was arrested when his homemade clock was mistaken for a bomb is suing his former city and school for $15 million. ahmed mohammed was detained by police and suspended from school in texas in september. his case stirred outrage on social media. president obama invited mohammed to the white house and a school in qatar offered him a scholarship. the family's attorney said the teen suffered severe psychological trauma and his reputation is permanently scarred. and three muslim comics want the world to know that not all muslims are the same. the pakistani men used their comedy to help fight against the backlash. they say they should not have to
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apologize against terrorism when they're victims of it as well. take a listen. >> as you all may know, on the 13th of november, the french capital saw barbaric acts of terror, we want you to know we're just as shocked as the rest of the world. >> we constantly pray for your safety. incidents like these are really common in pakistan, in fact, less than a year ago, a school in peshawar was attacked, while 130 children were attacked. we are not going to apologize because we are not responsible for the individuals who somehow claim to be like us. >> the video has gone viral with more than 700 views and more than 150,000 shares on line. and belgian's capital on the highest terror alert. over the weekend, the police asked people not the tweet about
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their fear. some belgians took a lighter approach. linda kinkaid reports. >> reporter: with brussels under lockdown authorities warned the public not to share any information about the terror raids, fearing it may tip off the suspects. the response by many people was perfect. confuse them. a sense of humor overtook a sense of fear. some defiant, yet whimsy. using the hash tag brussels lockdown, twitter was overrun with cats. the occasional dog, but mostly cats. this tweet certainly did not let the cat out of the bag or give away any legitimate intelligence about police movements. you can't keep hiding. day 12, they still think i'm a husky. here, we see the feline version of the brussels lockdown crisis center. one wrote, residents told to stay away from windows. not sure they got the message.
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hiding in a suitcase, this cat asked, is it safe to come out yet? while some cats to the skies others took to the roofs. even the media got involved, feline fever at its best. some warned, they're getting close, stay low and don't panic. followed by, they got him. the humor was not lost on the belgian police who tweeted a big bowl of cat food for the cats who helped us yesterday. the message is clear, keep calm and tweet a cat. linda kinkaid, cnn. >> cats take over twitter. well, you're watching cnn news room live from los angeles. i'm isha sesay, from our viewers in the u.s. amanpour is next. the news continues with errol barnett and rosemary church, right after this.
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tonight, momentum building against isis as the british prime minister visits paris and prepares to his case for strikes against syria. will his own parliament approve this time? as brussels remains in terror lockdown, i'm joined by the belgian ambassador to the united nations. >> also ahead, syria's women. stories of survival and defiance living under isis. ♪ ♪
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good evening, everyone. welcome to the program. i'm christiane amanpour live in new york this week. the war on terror is being fought on the streets of europe as well as skies over syria and iraq. paris police tell cnn tonight that part of the suburb malrouge has been sealed off after they discovered an article resembling a suicide vest in a garbage bin. a disposal team is on site and authorities are trying to work out if it contains explosives. the french president, francois hollande will visit it the white house tuesday and urge president obama for more support in the war against isis. that as france has started launching air strikes from the carrier "charles de galle." earlier today the british prime minister david cameron went to
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paris to show solidarity with hollande. both paid respects to victims at the bataclan hall where 89 young people were slaughtered. cameron will try again to get parliament to accept the uk cannot sit on the side lines and must join coalition air strikes against isis in syria. this comes as the heart of europe is on partial lockdown. streets in brussels, belgium, usually bustling with tourists, sightseers and residents have been practically empty for the past three days. because of fears of an imminent paris-style attack. the belgian prosecutor's office says ate sus packet rested sunday night has been charged in connection with those paris attacks. it was a single brussels neighborhood, molenbeek that had been home to three of the paris attackers.
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mast the belgian interior minister promised to clean up that neighborhood. joining me now right here is belgium's ambassador to the united nations, benadicte francille. welcome to program. tell us why your city is under lockdown and your prime minister says possibly until wednesday. >> it is under lockdown because obviously the priority is to make people safe. after what happened in paris, i don't think any government was in position given the information that was available to take any chances. >> give me your best analysis n information where these paris attacks were planned. were they planned in belgium? >> there is a combination obviously of triangle between syria itself, belgium for some suspects obviously and then some paris also, but i think for me to speak about it is a lot of
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speculation also. i suppose it is a triangle. you know -- in a way radicalization only became terrorism because some of these people went to syria. and that's where they acquired necessary experience to carry out what they did in paris. >> you must be incredibly worried as a government that highest number of per capital jihadis going to isis are belgi belgian. >> we are concerned. belgium is a very open society. we have many people living in belgium coming from very different backgrounds. i really want to point out the fact that many of the people who have come to live in belgium, are much law-abiding citizens and we are talking about a very small group of people. since we have not discovered this now, this phenomenon. i think we have been watching very carefully what is happening
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with people who leave belgium to go fight in syria and where people who are coming back, obviously much more need to be done. >> do you think as was a lot of talk after interior ministers friday that they will start to be a much more rig loss check. are we in a place where some of the openness is just going to have to give way to more security? >> it's definitely in the card. it has been put on the table. of course the idea with the region is that we had to the control on the external borders of europe. and we see now that maybe that has not been the case. >> it hasn't been the case. not a maybe. it hasn't been the case. >> so basically at least for -- certain time, i think it, the issue has been brought up to the european conversation that we need to look at these, use of borders. >> you have the macro, government, police, intelligence, then also the parents. i would look to play part of an
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interview that our correspondent did with a mother whose child was radicalized. just listen. >> as a mother you feel it's a nightmare. as a mother you feel did i not give him enough love? maybe i didn't give him enough love? he is not my son anymore. >> so she says he is not my son anymore. she is questioning her role. you know what would you say to, to parents? some of whom frankly have told us that they have tried to get authorities, whether in belgium, whether in france to recognize that their children are being radicalized and stop them from leaving or intervene. >> yes. i think that's the last and the most complicated part. it's, what do we do for the future? what do we do with parents, with families, with children who feel
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themselves, disenfranchised who have turned maybe first to petty criminality, and then to radicalization and then to terrorism. so that is a much longer-term effort. >> is your society up to it? does it have the patience? the people? the resources. it really does look like, you know, if we needed another signal that all these disenfranchised neighborhoods needed to be fixed and looked into, although let's face it. some of these terrorists are not disenfranchised and not disempowered and come from perfectly decent families. >> yes. so i think we are only starting and only looking into what are the ways, i think for instance, the role of the mother is very much also in our mind. because, there can, they are the ones who are suffering the consequences. but they're also the ones that can talk about their children. it is a very long process, that we will have to take in the schools in the communities. and frankly speaking, it is
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still very difficult to understand what makes a young person take this step and join a terrorist group. >> do you feel finally that this is a game changer? are we finally going to see governments really do what they have to do? >> i certainly hope so. it was a big wake-up call. on the other hand i really have to insist it is not the first time that, that belgian government has started taking measures. it has been going on quite a while already. >> ambassador frankinet. thank you very much. >> as brussels shuts down. russia makes a show of support. fighter forces, scrawling "for paris" and after the break we turn to rebellious women challenging isis and also assad. that's next. people don't have to think about
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peoples lives changed overnight when they took over. and none more so than the city's women. few understand the horror they faced better than my next guest. journalist aza de moiv, met women who are now living in turkey. she joins me from london. and zana afrihim, a film about women fighting to save aleppo. she joins me here on set in new york. welcome to you both. can i first ask you, zana, working with the women. been in and out of steer yeah your own homeland. they are against assad, right? or are they fighting a double-pronged war, the women of aleppo? >> actually not only the women. but all the activists in aleppo are the target for assad and regime. for all of us even civilians the regime and assad are equally evil. if any has captured the city i
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am living at, aleppo, we are all going to be killed. who ever is activist against assad, common sense for him or her to be against isis as well. >> is that happening? what are the women doing in aleppo? what have you been filming? training them to do? >> well two of the women when isis captured aleppo city in 2013 they protested against it in front of their main quarter, head quarter. and they were beated harshly by them. they kept doing so until they could just kick isis out of the city. until now, none of them can go to any isis areas, we are stuck. >> who hold aleppo now? >> the first syrian army. >> the rebels. moderate rebels against isis and against assad. >> yes, impossible for any journalist to work in the regime or isis area. only area where journalists are capable of doing work. >> let me get back to you on the women fighting. in london, you wrote an
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amazingly compelling article interviewing three women who had basically volunteered for the female isis brigades if you like. tell me about, first, what drew them to it. these are perfectly normal women who look partying, who like music, who like social media. what was it that flipped them? >> thank you, christiane. i think my experience in talking with them. i think their experiences resona resonate. when the uprising broke out they were chanting we want the fall of the regime. anti-assad. and their city was taken over. life became increasingly difficult. became, very, very hard. iffage in what towns you were in the grip of the mafia must be like. survive, function without in some way, fleeing or ultimately collaborating. they didn't believe in the
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ideology of isis. didn't believe in the caliphate. they wanted to continue studies, marketing. literature. it became impossible to move around the city as a woman. became impossible for their families to earn a living. slowly life was suffocated. possibilities were suffocated. for them a choice of desperation. >> as we have this conversation we are showing pictures of raqqa before isis took over. now under heavy bombardment. so it was a choice for them. they took the choice they thought might make it better for them and their families. but then they fled. what was life like for them? i mean they had to marry turned out to be suicide bombers? >> it was, i think they had no idea what it would involve. it unfolded progressively. the compromises started small and got bigger and bigger and then had to police their neighbors stand there while will than had grown up with her
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lashed for coming out wearing the wrong things. eventually it became more and more. seeing stonings in the town square. having to find out that their husband had volunteered for suicide operations without telling them. everything was a compromise the they couldn't decide to whether to have children. isis commander said no you have to use birth control because we want, we want men to be, you know, encouraged to go to martyrdom operations. if they have little babies they will be less inclined. so everything was under control ultimately of the command. at a point when both became, two were widowed and asked to marry again almost immediately they felt they couldn't take it anymore. >> if i can comment. i was in raqqa in 2013. isis were there then. i was very much in shock from the powerful women who were just doing her, their dress, their hair, are done, and they were wearing dresses and just walking in front of the main
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headquarters of isis. just to bother them. >> defying them. trying to. >> even those who are wearing veils, putting this very bright pink lipstick. they were neglected. when isis could take over the whole city. they were left alone. i think now we are seeing the effects of that. forgetting how powerful those women were. they were not supported enough. >> well, what do you make of that? they were powerful when isis first took over. defying them. and then you have told the story of the three women who married into isis, and actually who fled. fled, you found them in turkey. >> they did. they did flee. they had to, plot elaborate escapes. one, two were helped with by friend within isis itself. i think we learn from that. it is not impermeable. they said at first the world was
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not paying attention to what was happening in raqqa. our they said. the reason why things became more harsh. women were resisting. they would wear what they want to. then they would bribe toget out of repercussions. a steady sort of progression of things becoming more and more, pushed. then more and more oppression at the same time. zana makes a great point. raqqa before was a place where you can see in the pictures, young women were going to university. a lot of the women in the city went out without their hair covered. you could sit and park. this is a so sty tee. young women had aspirations are were living freer lives than any generation before them. >> what about the women who you are reporting on the dock men sna -- documentary. many go out to the front. paramedics. tell me about the war effort, the women there are mounting?
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>> the main idea of films i made is to show extra difficulties will have to face in the circumstances. beside the daily, mass killing, arming society they're living at. these society have been so conservative. so even for local women they're not used to seeing a woman with a cam rain the middle of the street -- camera in the middle of the street films. they had all five women, in the film. had many other issues, with their parents. leaving the house. and living in another area. i try to highlight difficulties women are facing. and some got arrested by the regime because they volunteered to help injuries. others they had been beaten by isis because they appropriate tested against them. >> thank you both so much for joining me today. and from the women fighting on the front line to those battling isis on line. as internet vigilante thousands a. nonmuss and other groups
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and finally tonight, as the belgian capital brussels ends another day in lockdown, we imagine a world where a tale of defiant humor clawed to the
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surface. as terror threat reached its highest level, belgian security forces asked citizens for social media silence to protect operations across the city. well belgians went above and beyond the call of duty as brussels lockdown hash tag that could have revealed police plans instantly became littered with kittens making it impossible to pour through the tweets and find anything apart from cats trapped in a lockdown. furry feline fury against the would-be attackers. or kitty contentment in the new found cat power. the government tweeted out kibl. to all the cats who helped us last night. help yourselves it is a little whimsy for a capital in dire need of some. >> some exciting news before we go tonight. our program, this program is now available as an audio podcast from start to finish, you can now listen on the go. search your favorite app or go
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to cnn.com/podcast to subscribe and download. that's it for our program tonight. remember you can always see all of our interviews as well online at amanpour.com and follow me on facebook and twitter. thank you for joining us. and tonight, good-bye from new york. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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analyzing possible suicide vest found in a garbage can. cnn affiliate, bfm-tv reports the vest included the explosive used in the pair ace tacks. authorities haven't said if the vest is related to the attacks. >> francois hollande will meet with u.s. president barack obama in washington tuesday. part of the french leader's push to build a broader coalition against isis. on monday, mr. hollande and british prime minister cameron met. u.s. intelligence bulletin says the attackers surveyed some locations they targeted before the attacks. it also said the attackers used multiple tactics in their planning. and likely have military style training. all right. we want to go back to our max foster live in paris. max, do bring us up to date on all we know so far about that aparent suicide vest that was
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found in a trash can and the cell phone found abandoned at bataclan and president hollande's meeting tuesday with president obama. >> yes, effectively an area sealed off around the trash can. there was an item found in it. our affiliate saying, it contained explosive, the same used in the paris attacks. also, bolts within it. that's where, you know the assumption is it is a suicide vest. additionally, bfm reporting that, abdeslam's mobile phone was trapped to the area around the bin. making the connection between him and suicide vest. we haven't had any official confirmation separately. we have been reporting the lawyer for one of the drivers suspected of taking abdeslam to brussel saw something under his
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jacket. could have been a vest. was there more than one vest? was it his vest? did he dump the vest. an area closed off as a result of that. you mentioned the separate cell phone which is found outside the bataclan in a trash can. that had a map on it that suggests this was a well planned attack. advice, to say law enforcement there in light of what happened here in paris should be looking out for people scouting soft targets. having an immakt abroad. and also because the type of weaponry used. and security used in paris, rosemary. there is a theory this is an attack, trained military style training given off to ataeshgz. great concern about that. authorities around the world trying to learn lessons from that how they can instill their own enforcement training around
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this. >> max, let's look at that, the mission of president hollande. he is going to meet with the u.s. president, barack obama. they're pretty much on the same page. he does want to bring the united states and russia together. they're not on the same page. when it comes to whether or not bashir al assad should remain in power. how is that likely to work and what will come out of those discussions? >> he has his work cut out, president holland. he wants to bring the russian and american coalitions together against isis. president obama ruled that out. they disagrae on the political future of syria. so the russians don't want to rule out assad in power. until that's resolved. that's the bridge that hollande
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is trying to build between the two countries and be going along to moscow to meet putin this week. he has his work cut out. >> the suggestion, from analysts perhaps president obama can offer president hollande something in the sense he can support russian strikes against yo isis in syria. not supporting the strikes against the syrian opposition in syria. we are going to see what president obama can offer president hollande. he will want to offer something in sign of solidarity after the french attacks. because america, a key ally of france, same goes the other way. see what comes out of the meeting. >> the united states and britain certainly standing shoulder to shoulder. with france. we will see what happens. we will watch the meeting. max foster there in paris. it is just after #:30 in the
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morning. many thanks, max. as always. >> brussels remains on lockdown at this hour as authorities search for a fugitive suspect in the paris attacks. >> for days, forces have made molenbeek, a neighborhood, and a reputation as a breeding grond for e -- ground for extremists. we have the details. >> translator: it's a nightmare. as a mother, you feel did i not give him enough love? maybe i didn't give him enough love? >> reporter: we promised this belgian mother not to show her face or broadcast her voice. her son is an isis fighter. he threat tuned kill her if she speaks publicly. >> translator: truly it's terrible i feel so guilty. >> reporter: she is not alone.
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hundreds of young belgians are fighting in syria alongside her son. marking days at the molenbeek time square. a sign reads "together against hate. "the paris attack brothers, abdeslam group on the streets, with the architect. >> translator: these are guys who met on a regular basis here in my neighborhood. there were no signs. the behavior of radicalization. that its the most intriguing. no ways of anticipating behavior like this. and this worries us even more. i think this should make us think about the capacity that isis has. >> reporter: molenbeek is now
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almost synonymous with the horrors of the night in paris. but this is a national nightmare. belgium per capita con tri abouts highest number of fighters to isis. communities and mosques. in your experience where does radicalization hap snen. >> on the streets. on the internet. you have also some -- such as racism, discrimination. >> because we have an excuse, we should give them an argument to stand up against the society. yes, there is discrimination. but it is not an excuse to, to do stupid things. >> translator: there is a first
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contact with the personal trying to convince them. then they get in contact with someone who is thousands of kilometers away. then it kicks in. all under the nose of belgian authorities. high security alerts. government raids. a nation faced with tough questions and enormity of the task ahead. >> deradicalization, a big word. what does it mean? does it mean we have to put someone in a -- and, and then after ten minutes he is coming out. >> reporter: that much is clear. >> translator: i also think about the victims. they're in know center. murdered. it's horrible. he is not my son anymore.
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so, john hegell is a terrorism expert with asia pacific foundation. he joins us live from london to talk about all this. we heard there, one story connected to the radicalized militants. just wondering how much blame belgium shoulders for awful this. on one hand impossible for any nation to be inside the minds of citizens. he seems unique in the number of people radicalized. with state of emergency, doesn't seem it knows what else to do. other than, shut down, places. what's happening in belgium for your view? >> a very important question that you raise. keep in mind this is a country that is politically unstable because of the mix of flemish, french interests that often clash. prevented an effective government from operating there,
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has been exploited by criminal networks. at the same time. groups like isis. you often see the criminal enterprise collaborates with the terrorist groups. which did not allow trans transfer of personnel and. that turned the strategic hub. a lot of plots from that, spread into neighboring countries. the paris atrocities. and the worries also that belgium has been a center for so many europeans. going over two iraq and syria to think with nice. the tap hasn't been turned off. >> reporter: issue seems bigger than belgium. you have european union, administrative bodies there. based in brussel. with lack of leadership. if so how do you reverse that? >> you have the european union. and you have nato as well. what's important is that to be
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more effective. counterterrorism policies brought in to the belgium legislator. their laws up until now have not been able to deal with the threat and the fact that we have places like molenbeek which unfortunately have become a cesspool for radicalization. a safe place for extremists to operate. that need to be turned around. the networks have to be dismantled. there has to be aggressive approach to preventing plays in belgium to be breeding grounds for extreme is: >> it isn't just belgium. french president hollande will meet with him before meeting with putin. one possible outcome. air strike on isis targets. worsening issue is isis recruitment structure. can the u.s. tackling one and not the other. >> you can keep having air
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strikes. that is not going to dismantle isis's structure on the ground. very adept at dealing with air strikes. they will use civilians as human shields. use smuggling routes to bypass strikes. there are some damage to infrastructure. not creating permanent impact. the only way to tackle isis is to have more effective quound operations. like the one recently where kurdish peshmerga were able to take sinjar, which resulted in supply line linking isis between syria and iraq. that was a very important moment. more operations are essential. kotz m cosmetic exercises. need to be backed up by substantial action on the ground. >> all seems to keep pointing
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back to forces on the ground. making the difference. international security director with asia specific foundation. joining us from london approaching to 7:45 in the morning. thanks. >> the paris attacks are a hot button issue in the u.s. presidential race. republican candidate donald trump is calling for measures to monitor syrian refugees and also getting attentiontion for some questionable claims about 9/11. >> reporter: in the weak of the paris terrorist attacks, donald trump is sharpening his anti-terror rhetoric with some of the salvos coming under intense scrutiny. donald trump contend he saw thousand celebrating in new jersey after the 9/11 attacks. >> i watched in jersey city, new jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. stand buying his claim even as
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news organizations and government leaders call it false. >> the people who were cheering. you have large arab populations. they were cheering as the world trade center come down. >> trump is not backing down. according to this sentence. published a week after 9/11 attacks of proof of his claims. the paper said law enforcement detained people, allegedly seeing on rooftops. the mayor said the reports were unfounded. cnn has found no evidence of arrests or video showing muslims cheering. >> despite the lack of evidence, donald trump's main rival, dr. ben carson said he saw the same thing. >> did you see that happening on 9.11. i saw the film of it. yeah. >> trump talking tougher when it comes to treatment of suspected terrorists. >> they don't use waterboarding.
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>> calling sunday for reinstating water boarding as a tactic. >> waterboarding is peanuts. compared to us. >> in the hours after the statement. he does remember seeing footage of people protesting in the wake of 9/11. it was not in new jersey. it was in the middle east. donald trump at his event in columbus, ohio did not back down from his comments. reafirmg that he believes that he saw people protesting in new jersey. this next story is just incredible. police made an arrest in the shooting of a tulane medical student simply trying to help a woman in need. the shocking video shows the suspect and the student next. believe it.
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chilling recorded early friday morning it shows 25-year-old tulane university medical student peter gold getting out of a car, cell phone in hand, walking towards danger. he has just seen a woman being dragged down the street and he is trying to help. second later gold appears with his hand up. the man in the hooded sweatshirt pointing a gun. you can't hear what gold tells him, police say he is explaining he doesn't have any money. a witness who wants to remain anonymous describes to cnn affiliate wvue what he saw happen next. >> i saw -- the guy with the gun shoot the guy in the stomach. i saw the guy fall. then i saw him stand over him and attempt to shoot him, looked like in the face, couple times. >> reporter: but he doesn't. the gun appears to jam. watch it again. gold on the ground, helpless. the assailant leveling the gun.
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then, nothing. nothing other than a look of shock across gold's face. the suspect identified by police as cane takes off in an suv leaving gold bleeding on the ground. after a 72-hour citywide manhunt, police arrested cane. they said he had been hiding at his 17-year-old girlfriend any house. >> now he will likely spend the rest of his life in jail as he should. and what a waste it is. >> reporter: the 21-year-old is facing a string of charges including attempted first degree murder for nearly killing the young doctor who risked his own life to save another. >> his courage, an admirable example of the fact that the citizens of new orleans are not going to turn a blind eye to crime and we are going to fight back. >> reporter: police say the woman seen in the beginning of the video is okay. she suffered minor injuries. gold meanwhile remains in the
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hospital. his family says he continues to improve and is in guarded condition. incredible story there. this just in from minnesota. five people were wounded when gunfire broke out near a minneapolis police precinct late monday. >> authorities say this shooting happened close to where black lives matter demonstrators were protesting the shooting death of a young black man by police. they say the injuries are not life threatening. we'll keep you posted on developments on the story. this is arguably the busiest travel season across the u.s. naturally weather plays an important role. >> meteorologist derek van dam joins us to give us details. a lot of people traveling. >> word travel and weather all most synonymous. go together perfectly. this is the time of the year upwards of 47 million americans on the move. trains, planes, automobiles, you guessed it. let's give you a complete breakdown, rosie, errol, everyone at home.
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this according to triple a. 89% of americans will be taking their vehicles on the road of 47 million people. good news too, our gas prices are looking fantastic compared to previous years. for sure, averaging $2.15 per gallon. let's talk about the weather how this will impact the interstates. taking into consideration that most people will be traveling by car this thanksgiving. we have a storm system that will move in across the pacific northwest. through the rest of today and into your wednesday. we are going to see snowfall for the sierra nevadas. rainfall near seattle into san francisco. as the well as los angeles. some of the snowfall working its way inland towards montana and idaho as well. interstate 80 for instance. the one that goes across the country that will be impacted. eventually see rain/snow mix across the heartland of the united states. the storm system rotating over the western half of the u.s. beware, we will have rain and
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delays near san francisco. anywhere between 10 and 12 inches of snow for the higher elevations. very light rain expected near san francisco. something certainly to kid. as we go forward. this is wednesday's travel forecast. wednesday arguably being the busiest time, at least day of travel right before the thanksgiving holiday period. this is what i am concerned about. right across the heartland of the united states, rainshowers, some of which could be strong to severe, also looking for a rain/snow mix possible across minneapolis. and into the dakotas as well. if we were to put forecast travel delays perhaps at the airports, we're going to look for denver, perhaps, kansas city this wednesday. thursday, for thanksgiving, that system is going to move eastward. big macy's day parade in new york. that will actually stay dry. by the way, rosie, errol, you got to see this. remember the snowstorm that blanketed chicago with, about 7 inches of snow this weekend. that is a nasa satellite image, reflection of the moon creating
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a visible look of the snow on the ground. >> incredible. >> fabulous. >> love seeing that stuff. >> sea of lights behind the image there. very cool stuff, derek van dam. >> we are back with more "cnn newsroom." we'll have all of the top stories from around the world. >> that's right. remember you can always follow us on social media any time. tell us from where you are watching right now. we're back after the break. some cash back cards love to overcomplicate things. like limiting where you earn bonus cash back. why put up with that? but the quicksilver card from capital one likes to keep it simple. real simple. i'm talking easy like-a- walk-in-the-park, nothing-to-worry-about, man-that-feels-good simple.
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x1 from xfinity will change the way you experience tv. worldwide travel alert for travelers headed overseas. new warnings for local police across the u.s. plus, a new include in the manhunt for a paris attack suspect. how a possible suicide vest found in the trash could be the break investigators have been looking for. and doubling down again. donald trump defends his controversial comments about american muslims in the september 11th attacks. hello and welcome to our viewers here in the united states and all around the world. i'm rosemary church. >> i'm errol barnett. thanks for joining us in our second hour of "cnn newsroom."
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we begin with the deep fears of terrorism that are reverberating across the world. in the u.s. the fbi released a bulletin to local police departments. it warns officers to watch for suspicious people scouting and warns departments to train up. the u.s. state department has issued a bulletin for americans traveling abroad. it warns of threats caused by isis, boko haram and terrorists acting on their own. meanwhile, in paris police are investigating a possible suicide vest found in a trash can. they have not said whether it's related to the november 13th attacks. bfmt tv said the vest contained the same kind of explosives used in the paris attacks. our max foster joins us live from paris now with the latest on all of this. max, we assume that the
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intelligence the u.s. has just provided has already been shared with french officials. fill us in. what else does this u.s. bulletin reveal about how the paris attacks may have been planned? >> reporter: it shows they were very planned and quite sophisticated attack if you look at the sort of information they've gotten. looking a bit into this, but that's what intelligence officials do. effectively what they have is a cell phone outside the bataclan theater. we know there was a map of the theater on that phone with some encrypted data. there's also a text message. from that it suggests that they have been scouting out the sites of the attacks beforehand. so a level of sophistication there. also we know that the kind of weapons they used and the fact that they were trained in syria according to european officials, that suggests there was a military style attack and it was very firmly planned.
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we also have these bits of information suggesting that it was done by remote, being directed from isis headquarters wherever that was in this particular case. so the suggestion for american officials has been how do we interpret this in cases of attack here, what they've done is put out advice to law enforcement and the united states saying you need to be looking out for people scouting out soft targets because you have to try and preempt any sort of attacks. they're also looking again at that training in responding to an active shooter in light of what happened in paris. and every time there's a terror system they have to reassess what it means for their own internal security. because this is so sophisticated there's so much more to think about. >> max, even though there's planning going into the attacks, it's possible there was quite a
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bit of panic afterwards. what can you tell us about a suicide vest found in a trash can? >> reporter: well, this is interesting. an item effectively has been found in the trash can in paris. the area has been cordoned off. our affiliate well connected with the services here suggested it had explosives in it, also some bolts were in there. it certainly looks like a suicide vest and they're connecting to abdeslam, the eighth attacker they say is on the run, because they say his phone was tracked to the same area. at the same time, we have previous reporting that he was traveling to brussels in what looked like a suicide vest according to one of his drivers so perhaps that contradicts that story or there were two vests but certainly it does lend itself to the story from abdeslam's brother suggested he panicked and decided not to carry on with the attack. this idea that there would be a suicide vest cast away into a
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bin on the evening of the attack would play into that. he headed towards brussels which is where we find fred pleitgen. fred, you're still amidst a very high alert there? >> reporter: yeah, absolutely. the alert level at the very highest level, number four, and the authorities here in belgium are saying, max, that that level is going to remain in place at least until monday. of course, that is pending any sort of news in the investigation into going on to find salah abdeslam, trying to find the possible cell he might be associated with. while this is going on, brussels, it is around 9:00 a.m. here this morning. just waking up. some people who can go to work are going to work, but i can tell you from being down the streets, max, there isn't very much going on. what we're seeing on the streets is mostly soldiers and police officers. of course, trying to keep the peace down there making sure that nothing happens, especially here in the center of brussels.
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we've seen armored vehicles on the ground and, again, many people are saying, look, this isn't a lockdown in the sense that people are being ordered to stay indoors, however, of course with public transport not working, with the schools not being open, with many shops not being open many people are telling us what they're doing is they're sickling to work, some of them, taking their laptops and going back home. this is very much a city that's on edge now. by wednesday the authorities say they want to reopen the subway gradually. they also want to start reopening the schools as well, but of course this is still something that is causing a great deal of concern for the residents of brussels, not just because of the nuisance that it poses to them in terms of not being able to get on with their daily lives but of course also with the threat of a potential terrorist still out there at large and also a cell supporting him as well, max. >> he's been out for 11 days, hasn't he, under the radar of the authorities? he's got to be protected by
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someone. >> yeah, i mean, that's really the main thing that the authorities here are saying. they say it's been 11 days. there's been raids in various parts of the country not just in brussels. but in places like liege. authorities have not been able to find him. they have uncovered weapons in the past. in the past 48 hours 21 people have been taken into custody. what we're hearing from the authority is that most of those people are associated or family members of abdeslam. 17 of those have so far been released again. one man remains in custody being charged in relation to the paris terror attacks. this looks like it might be a fairly close associate of abdeslam. they do believe he would not be able to remain in hiding for this extended period of time if he did not have some sort of network supporting him, and that's one of the reasons why they fear that there might be an attack similar to the one in paris that could happen here
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simply because there is this network out there and they know that this man is potentially very dangerous. >> reporter: fred in brussels. back with you with any updates. thank you very much, indeed. >> reporter: france has launched its latest airstrikes. this week british prime minister david cameron will make his case. barbara starr reports now on all the airstrikes and the impact it may have on isis leaders on the run. >> reporter: isis leader is long believed to be hiding inside isis's syria strong hold of raqqah, but the u.s. has intelligence showing some isis leaders are trying to get out of raqqah cnn has learned. leaders moving their operations to safer locations outside the city. >> it shows the effect that our airstrikes and the pressure that we're putting on isol is having. >> reporter: the hunt is on for
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baghdadi and at least six other senior isis officials, including this key man, an isis commander the u.s. believes may now be directing attacks outside syria and iraq. >> i think they have become more decentralized outside of syria and iraq because they know they are getting beat in those two countries. they have given the word, conduct attacks on your local soil. >> reporter: attacks outside syria and iraq, perhaps ordered or inspired by isis include paris, beirut, possibly the downing of the russian airliner in sinai u.s. officials say. the french sending their own response. the aircraft carrier charles degaul launched its own airstrikes. isis released a video showing what it says is damage inside raqqah. cnn cannot independently verify the images.
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defense secretary ash carter is to meet with his french counterpart tuesday. in the wake of the paris attacks. the pentagon is hoping allies will increase their efforts in syria all in an effort to break isis's grip on raqqah. >> keep going! >> reporter: the u.s. will press for france and brittain to send special forces to join with u.s.commandos due to arrive in northern syria at any time. the u.s. also hopes turkey will agree to let allies, not just the u.s., fly out of its airbase to challenge isis's international networks. the u.s. also stepping up attacks on isis's oil infrastructure inside syria in the last few days striking nearly 300 oil smuggling trucks in the eastern part of the country. barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon.
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all eyes on that meeting between hollande and obama today. back on the ground between the u.s. and russia. president hollande certainly has his work cut out, errol and rosemary. >> we'll check in with you, max, later this hour. we want to get new information to you. we're following news of an explosion in greece. police say a bomb exploded outside a government building in athens early on tuesday. no one was injured and police have now sealed off the area. >> several greek media outlets say they received an anonymous phone call warning of an explosion outside the greek business federation offices. no one has claimed responsibility. well, officials are wrapping up security patrols across the united states. we will have more on the steps being taken, especially as the holiday season gets underway. plus, we'll look at some controversial claims from donald trump about one of the worst days in u.s. history. stay with us.
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well the come back, everyone. law enforcement is warned to be
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vigilant and review active shooter training. >> new york has gotten a head start and more security has been deployed as the holiday season begins. >> reporter: the frightening scene played out at an abandoned new york city subway. two active shooters, one wearing a vest rigged with explosives. this was only a drill, but it's a scenario police around the country have to prepare for. >> obviously suicide belts in afghanistan and iraq and now most recently in paris, so i thought it was most appropriate to introduce that. >> reporter: the department of homeland security tested first responders and nypd's response to a terror attack on mass transit. the results of the training will be shared with law enforcement nationwide. nearly 47 million americans are expected to travel by car this thanksgiving and an additional 25 million will fly on u.s. carriers. as the volume of people on the move increases, more officers
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and canines have deployed to potentially vulnerable sites, at train and bus stations there are increased patrols. the major cities like new york and washington riders should expect random bag checks. bridges and tunnels are also being closely monitored. there's also concern ahead of new york's thanksgiving day parade and the city's tree lighting ceremony. >> we know of no specific credible threat of a paris-like attack directed against the u.s. homeland. we are and we continue to be and we have been concerned about copy cat-like attacks. >> reporter: outside major concert venues and stadiums there's also more security. in atlanta this weekend bomb sniffing dogs and officers patrolled the wwe wrestling match at phillips arena. >> as long as terrorist organizations are calling for attacks in the homeland, we've got to all be vigilant and work
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overtime. >> reporter: passengers traveling by air should expect longer than normal wait times, expanded screening of items on planes began friday at overseas airports with direct flights to the united states. at domestic airports expect tsa to spend more time inspecting passengers and luggage, random checks, hand swabs to check for explosive residue, and additional checks at the gate. even pre-checked passengers may be required to remove their shoes and laptops. >> cnn's rene marsh reporting there. u.s. presidential candidate donald trump is wrapping up his stance on terror after the paris attacks. he's now calling for watch lists for syrian refugees. >> now he's also sparked controversy with some questionable 9/11 claims. cnn's sarah mari has the details. >> reporter: in the wake of the paris terrorist attacks, donald trump is sharpening his antiterror rhetoric with some of
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them now coming under intense scrutiny. trump says he saw thousands celebrate in new jersey after the 9/11 attacks. >> i watched in jersey city, new jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. >> reporter: standing by his claim even as news organizations and government leaders call it false. >> you know, the police say that didn't happen. >> there were people that were cheering on the other side of new jersey where you have large arab populations. they were cheering as the world trade center came down. >> reporter: tonight trump is not backing down pointing to this sentence in a "washington post" story published a week after the 9/11 attacks after the claims. the paper said law enforcement had detained people allegedly seen cheering on rooftops in jersey city. today that city's mayor said the reports were unfounded. cnn has found no evidence of arrests or video showing muslims cheering. still, despite that lack of
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evidence, today trump's main rival, dr. ben carson, said he saw the same thing. >> did you see that happening on 9/11? >> i saw the film of it in new jersey, yes. >> reporter: trump also talkin tougher when it comes to the treatment of suspected terrorists. >> they don't use water boarding over there, they use chopping off people's heads. >> reporter: calling sunday for reinstating water boarding as an interrogation tactic. >> i think water boarding is peanuts compared to what they do to us. >> reporter: in hours after making the statement dr. ben carson has backed away from previous comments. he said he remembers footage in the wake of 9/11 but it was not in new jersey, it was in the middle east. meanwhile, donald trump at his event in columbus, ohio, did not back down from his comments once again reaffirming that he believes he saw people protesting 9/11 in new jersey. sarah murray, cnn, columbus, ohio. trump is also standing by his comments about putting mosques under u.s. surveillance
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to prevent future terror attacks. listen. >> just to set it clear, i want surveillance of these people. i want surveillance if we have to and i don't care. i want -- are you ready for this, folks? are you ready? oh, they're going make such a big deal. they're going to make it so big. he said something so politically incorrect. that's why we're going to hell because we're so politically incorrect. such a big deal. such a big deal. i want surveillance of certain mosques, okay, if that's okay? i want surveillance. and you know what, we've had it before, we'll have it again. >> ben ferguson joins me now. he is a republican commentator and a cnn political contributor. so, ben, donald trump said he saw muslims cheering in new jersey on 9/11 as the twin towers collapsed. ben carson claims the same thing but can't remember where he saw those images.
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he now thinks it may have been somewhere in the middle east. what is going on with these two republican presidential candidates? >> yeah, if you're going to say that you need to make sure you know where it happened. there's no doubt there were people around the world that were certainly cheering that america was hit on 9/11. there were a few people in local reports in new jersey. it certainly was not in the thousands or a thousand in new jersey cheering, and so i think this is one of those little things that can have a big impact on your campaign because if you have enough of these add up, it certainly can hurt someone like donald trump, yet many of their supporters, they say, look, he says big things, bold things, outlandish things, and sometimes he gets them wrong. we don't care, we're still going to back him and support him. i think he says this is nothing but the media picking on me while other candidates should jump all over this and say, let's make sure we don't embellish the facts and let's tell the whole story the way it is. yeah, there are some people that
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were excited about it, very, very few and very, very little presence in the streets. it certainly wasn't a thousand in new jersey. >> and what are we to make of trump's suggestion of a database documenting all new muslims, refugees and migrants and even saying i want surveillance of these people, referring there to muslims? that is not what the republican party stands for and yet trump -- >> no, it's not. >> -- has a lot of support, doesn't he? his numbers show it doesn't appear to matter what he says. what does that mean here in america? >> well, i think there's two things here. donald trump -- the people that are on this donald trump bandwagon, they are certainly not going to leave him for anything unless it is just absolutely massive and egregious, so the question is this, can he add to the number that is obviously in his base that is obsessed with him? i mean, the one thing if you're a candidate, you love having a base as fanatics. the problem is, can you add to it. that's the reason you've seen his numbers stay consistently
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where they are. he has not been able to run away from this. he's at the 30% mark and he's staying at it. these are the types of comments that get him in trouble. i also think it makes him very vulnerable with the other gop candidates out there. we're still far away from election day. the closer people get to having them generally walk into that little booth and close that curtain behind them and look at that button and say, am i going to vote for donald trump with all of this adding up? i think that may be where people, you start to see these polls change in a big way closer we get to election day. i think the other candidates are going to start reminding people, hey, here's some of the things he said. i don't know if you really want to go along with that. >> ben, that might be what the republican party machine wants to believe, but when you look at these numbers trump is consistently way ahead. he's pulled away from ben carson. >> oh, yeah. >> we're only weeks away here from people telling and voting and saying what they think in iowa.
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so what is going to happen there? >> well, iowa's always been a place where the polls can flip very quickly and very easily especially towards the very end. there's a guy at the bottom of the list named rick santorum that is living proof of that. i think there's a very good chance you can see that again. i also think when it comes down to this next presidential debate that will be on cnn in december, that's going to be a moment where i think the candidates are still up there, especially guys like marco rubio, are probably going to seize on multiple points that donald has said recently and really remind people of this. is this the guy you really want to be your nominee? >> ben ferguson, a pleasure to talk to you and to hear your perspective on this. appreciate it. >> thanks. good to be here. you can always get your political fix on our website. that's cnn.com/politics. breaking news just in to cnn, turkish media reporting a war plane has crashed in syria
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just across the border from turkey. >> now we don't yet know where the plane is from, but a turkish media outlet has said there's footage of the jet in flames. the cause of the crash still unclear at this point, but we will keep you updated as we learn more. we are also following new developments of a shooting in the u.s. state of minnesota. five people were wounded when gunfire broke out near a minneapolis police precinct. this was late on monday. now authorities say the shooting happened close to where black lives matter demonstrators were protesting the shooting death of a young man by police. 24-year-old jamal clark. they say the injuries are not life threatening. officers are searching for three white male suspects in connection with that shooting, and as soon as we get more information, we'll bring it to you. well, the family of a teenager who was arrested when his home mate clock was mistaken for april bomb is suing his former city and school for $15
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this is cnn breaking news. welcome back. to those of you watching here in the states and all around the world, this is "cnn newsroom." i'm errol barnett. >> i'm rosemary church. we're following breaking news. turkish media reporting a war plane has crashed in syria just across the border from turkey. >> that report says the plane's nationality at this moment is unknown. the turkish media outlet says there's footage of the jet in flames. the cause of the crash is unclear. investigators in paris are analyzing a possible suicide vest found in a garbage can. cnn affiliate bfm tv reports the vest contained the same kind of explosives used in the paris attacks. authorities have not said if the vest is related to those attacks. egyptian state media report at least one person is dead after two bombs exploded outside a hotel in northern sinai.
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the hotel housed election judges in the city of al arish. the explosions come after a second round of parliamentary voting. there's been no claim of responsibility yet. south korea's national intention said kim jong-un may have sent the number two into exile. they think the man was sent to a farm for re-education. there's no word on the reason for his banishment, but it could be over differences of opinion with kim jong-un. let's get back to max foster joining us live from paris. just past 9:30 in the morning there. max, president hollande is headed to the white house to meet with president obama. the big issue that they'll be dealing with -- issues, i should say, are airstrikes and what to do with bashar al assad. >> reporter: absolutely. so president hollande presently wants the russian and the
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american militaries to have a more coordinated effort in syria to take on isis in its homeland at the back of these attacks, but also off the back of these attacks on the russian airplanes is going to go speak to president obama and try to find some common ground. i think politically speaking russia and the u.s. are still in very different positions in terms of the future of bashar al assad, but maybe there is some coordination that can take place between the militaries that's carving up parts of the isis territory. russia attacks certain bits or the american-led coalition attacks other bits. that's what he's trying to do. maybe he can get them to put their strategic differences aside and have a practical way to work together to achieve that. certainly president obama will want to offer president hollande something in solidarity with his country after these horrific incidents here in paris. the other thing that president obama has spoken up about is about intelligence sharing, how european nations need to share intelligence more effectively. certainly that would have helped
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in the response to the attacks because there were some accusations that belgium wasn't giving enough information and belgium wasn't giving france enough information whilst the terrorists were capitalizing on the free movement of people across the continent whereas the security agencies aren't coordinating effectively with that in mind. the idea of ending europe's open internal borders actually is under investigation. belgium's ambassador to the u.n. tells christian amanpour says the policy is coming under pressure and the paris attacks has only added to that. >> are we in a place where schenghan and its openness is going to have to give way to security? >> it definitely is in the cards. it has been put on the table. of course, the idea with schenghan is that we have control on the external borders of europe.
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we see that that has not been the case. >> reporter: hasn't been the case. it's not a maybe, it hasn't been the case. >> so basically at least for a certain time i think it has been brought up to the european conversation, that we need to look at this issue. >> reporter: that's the deputy editor in chief. it's been a problem. the agencies aren't coordinating across the borders? >> yes, it's been a problem. the border is a problem especially leading up to regional elections in france in a couple of weeks. there will be these crucial elections which normally the regional election or just little election this time around with the high level of national front is expecting to score during those election. it's crucial. and the border situation is crucial because national front, for instance, a number of people to the right have been asking to put schengen into question especially given the migrant question, but now with the
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terrorist threat is going to be twice as much asked and requested that these schengen a dwreemts a greemts are put aside. that's going to be a major, major story in the coming weeks. >> reporter: one of those capitalizing on this system is abdeslam, isn't he? the eighth attacker crossed over into brussels. now a suggestion he might have cross come back to paris. >> absolutely. the place where the suicide vest that could have belonged to him was found. that's in the southern suburbs of paris. and if it would -- you know, if he was to let -- if he had left directly to belgium, then he would have thrown it somewhere in the northern area on the way to belgium which apparently he didn't. we don't know where are his whereabouts. we know very little.
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but if it turns out that it was his suicide vest then, you know, he might be in the south of paris. there are some strong jihadist connections in the south of paris. one of the suicide bombers is a place nearby, they have a whole network over there that has been known and under scrutiny for a long time. now to go back to the personality of abdeslam, which is it's interesting, one of our reporters spoke to his brother, mohammed, he was leading up to a family life. what turns out to be more investigation, more in-depth investigation on his personality turns out to be a little different. apparently he was known in the gay scene in brussels. two owners of gay bars over there have given police -- handed police a video
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surveillance showing him inside the bars. now if -- you know, if it turns out that he fled, you know, that he didn't want to suicide himself -- >> reporter: as his brother suggests. >> that makes him a marked man for isis. gay people in raqqah have been thrown out of towers. >> reporter: at the same time he must have been protected by someone to stay under the wire for this amount of time. >> that's for sure. this guy is under pressure if he didn't accomplish his mission. if he didn't accomplish his mission, he's a walking dead man for isis. he's, of course, known for -- there's another element which is interesting that appeared yesterday about abaaoud took the metro in order to flee the bataclan. his dna was found over there. he left at one point, took the metro, and what we know now is that one extra guy was with him
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in the metro. they carefully walked about, you know, two, three meters from each other which is not far from here when abaaoud left the metro. he talked to somebody in the metro. we don't know who that person is. was it the third person with his cousin in the apartment that was killed in the apartment? no one knows. or was it somebody else, some more -- you know, maybe a coordinator. maybe, you know, the mastermind. >> right. >> so that would make another guy on the run which is, you know, very, very scary at this point. >> reporter: errol and rosemary, police and security officials know more than that. hopefully we'll get a better picture of what happened that evening. >> max, thanks very much. international viewers, we'll see you at the top of the hour on "cnn newsroom." appreciate that. in a meeting with russian president vladimir putin, they said u.s. security in the middle east was an issue.
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>> interfax quoted a kremlin spokesman as saying the leaders agreed international powers should not impose their political agendas on syria according to iran's state-run media, mr. putin will finalize a $40 billion economic agreement with iran during this visit. reuters reports all ukraine activists are blocking power line repairs in crimea. it comes after pylons were blown up by unknown attackers over the weekend leaving more than 1.5 million people without electricity. authorities have now declared a state of emergency. police have made an arrest in the tulane medical student shooting. we will show you the shocking surveillance video of the encounter. that is coming up.
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in new orleans police have arrested a man they say shot a
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tulane university medical student. surveillance video captured the encounter. we see 25-year-old peter gold trying to help a woman who is being assaulted when the suspect shot him in the stomach. the man then tries twice to shoot gold in the face but the gun jams both times. >> 21-year-old urick kane faces a number of charges including attempted first degree murder and gold remains in the hospital in guarded condition. extraordinary footage there and what an outcome. >> yeah, just incredible. now i want to get you to israel where u.s. secretary of state john kerry is meeting with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. >> kerry will also meet with the palestinian leadership in the west bank later today. he's hoping to help ease tensions in the region where violence has been spiraling out of control over the last two months. and today is no exception. earlier in the west bank israeli security forces shot a palestinian man who they say
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rammed his car into them. the israeli military says three people were injured in that attack. the assailant is getting medical care. for more on kerry's visit and the latest uptick in violence, we're joined from jerusalem. john kerry's meeting is happening right now. what is expected out of this? because mostly what we heard is it's very little. >> reporter: the expectations here are quite low, not only secretary of state kerry but also the white house backing off of any broader expectations for any two-state solutions in the coming year. this is a meeting to try to ease some of the tensions. kerry will be trying to get some sort of concrete statements not only from the israeli leadership but also the palestinian leadership on what they can do to ease the tensions and cut some of this violence here. kerry mentioned -- referenced some of the recent attacks including where americans have been killed in the west bank, but kerry when making his press statement didn't reference any
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specific steps. he made a broad statement about trying to ease and cut the violence. here's what he had to say. >> i'm here today to talk with the prime minister about the ways that we can work together, all of us, the international community, to push back against terrorism, to push back against senseless violence and to find be a way forward, to restore calm and to begin to provide the opportunities that most reasonable people in every part of the world are seeking for themselves and for their families. >> reporter: kerry met a couple of weeks ago with netanyahu in d.c. when netanyahu made his d.c. trip also meeting with president obama there. he had hour long meetings or hours long meetings with both leaders but still unable at this point to find some way, both secretary of state kerry and prime minister netanyahu, to end the violence here, so kerry will be looking for ideas, options,
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plans, something that can be done. he'll be looking for the same perhaps from palestinian leadership later on this afternoon. >> all right. you will continue to cover that. oren lieberman joining us live from jerusalem. thanks. pope francis is getting ready to make his first visit to the african continent. security is being tightened in the aftermath of the paris attacks. a live report on that after this.
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we are following breaking news. turkish media report a war plane has crashed in syria just across the border from turkey. we want to get more details on this. ian lee joins us now live from cairo. ian, what do we know about this plane and how it went down? >> reporter: well, here's what we know right now, this this plane crashed on the turkish/syrian border just north of latakia in the turkman mountain. what we don't know right now what type of airplane it was or the nationality of it and what was the reason for its crashing. there is a video of this plane. you can see it in flames crashing towards the ground.
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this area, though, is an area where we haven't seen any isis presence, which means that it's unlikely to be a coalition plane. it's more likely to be either a russian or a syrian jet as we know these american-led coalition is targeting isis. but we still do not know what the nationality of the plane is. this area also is known for having a large turkman population. these are people of turkish ancestry. turkey itself has expressed solidarity in support for these turkman inside syria. they have condemned in the past that syria -- syrian -- syrian government as well as the russian airstrikes against them. right now we are still working to confirm what the nationality and what really is the cause of this crash. >> yeah. they are the questions, of
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course, that people here want answered. ian lee reporting live from cairo. of course, you will continue to follow this story and as you get more details, bring them to us. many thanks to you. pope francis is getting ready for his first trip to africa. the terror attacks in paris mean security is heightened for the pope's visit which begins wednesday. >> pope francis's visit will include stops in nairobi, uganda, and also bangue in the central african republic. >> for more on this let's bring in cnn contributor live from rome. good morning, barbie. many in the press are characterizing this pope francis's most dangerous trip with the instability in the central african republic. i wonder if that's why the pope is deciding on those locations. what's behind this trip specifically? >> reporter: this trip is very important to pope francis.
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he has wanted to go to africa for years. this is an opportunity for him to give support to some catholics and christians in the region who feel persecuted. it is a very dangerous trip. he is not taking any warnings from especially the french government who have warned against this trip at this particular time. the vatican in rome say they have complete faith in the african security that is being provided for them. the vatican has sent people ahead of time to vet the region to make sure things are secure for the pope, but of course the pope does not travel alone. it's not just his safety people are concerned about. there will be great groups of catholics there to hear him. there are diplomats that go with him. there are other people that could be vulnerable if there is some sort of an attack against him. but the vatican has faith, the pope has faith. this is typical pope francis. he's not going to do what people tell him to do, he's going to do what he feels he should do. that's wa we're going to see tomorrow. >> being the first pope from
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latin america, many catholics see pope francis as being more welcoming, more aware of the non-european followers of the faith and where catholicism is growing. in uganda, second stop, gays feel persecuted by the governments and others. they want the pope to speak out yet the vatican says that won't happen. >> reporter: i think the vatican is looking at this not as an opportunity to talk to specific groups within the catholic community there but to lift up the catholic community there, to give them support and to tell them that he's listening and that there's a place for their voice and their faith in rome. we saw here at the sinad a couple of weeks ago that the afrikaans are aware and their voices are heard. the pope is listening. he listens to people in the margins. the catholics in africa are the least listened to in terms of the political and faithful communities there, but we'll see if his plans change at all
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today. he leaves tomorrow. as of fod nothing today nothing. some of the security concerns could change tomorrow. we'll see when he hits the ground. >> live in rome. a few minutes to 10:00 a.m. there. barbie, thanks. investigators say they have never seen anything like it, a russian sailor was drunk when he ran a 7,000 ton cargo ship aground. the vessel slammed into scotland's coast last february. >> oh, boy, investigators say its chief officer who was in charge of the ship at the time had drunk half a liter of rum. navigation alarm system which might have alerted the other crew to his system wasn't turned on. luckily no one was injured. >> unbelievable. that is it for our two hours. i'm rose mary church. >> i'm errol barnett. cnn's max foster is next with the very latest on a fighter jet that crashed in the
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turkish/syrian border. turkish/syrian border. stay with cnn. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com . . .
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turkish media says a war plane crashed across the turkish border. we are trying to confirm that for you. french police find what appears to be a suicide vest in a garbage can in a suburb. and hunt under way for the isis voice the death. i'm max foster in paris. this is "cnn newsroom." we have breaking news t

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