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>> why russia is calling the shootdown of their jet a planned coordination. >> and the pope's message to the faithful on the first stop of his tour of africa. >> we will have live reports on those stories from moscow, paris and nairobi. i'm rosemary church. >> and i'm errol barnett. also, how to feed the world's hungry from an easy to view app. thank you for joining us for our two-hour black of cnn newsroom.
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we begin with these live pictures coming to us froo nairobi, kenya. thousands are expected to join and anticipate in what is the pontiff's first official visit to the african continent. he will make a stop at three nations while he's there. but this is the type of event where people are joyous and excited. >> we will have a live report on this. we do want to start with our top story, turkey and russia heating up. but both countries insist they don't want the dispute. moscow suggests the shootdown
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was premeditated. >> reporter: in a forest near the >> the twisted reck damage of russia's downed war plane. this exclusive coverage shows wreckage scattered through the trees. the syrian rebel fighter picks his way through the debris. this is the moment turkish intercepters blasted the russian plane out of the sky. you can see it plunging to earth in a fire ball. the turkish military has released a recording of the clear warning it gave the russian plane. after ten messages over five minutes, the turks say they opened fire. >> the two russian crew ejected safely. the pilot was dead when he hit the ground. but after a 12-hour special
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forces operation, russian officials say the second crew member, the navigator, was rescued. he's now appeared on russian television. his back turned to the camera, denying his plane violated turkish ap turki turkish airplanes air space or that any warning was given. >> there were no warnings. that's why we were keeping our combat course as well. you have to understand. if they wanted to warn us, they could have shown themselves, but there was nothing. the rocket hit our tail unexpected. we didn't see it on name to take evasive maneuvers. >> outside the embassy in hos cow, russians vented their anger chanting murders, pelting the buildings with stones and eggs. the russian authorities are furious too. the country's foreign minister suggesting the shoot down was a
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deliberate act. >> reporter: we have serious doubts that this was unintentional, he said. it looks very much like a preplanned provocation. for the moment, russia insists there's no plan to go to war with turkey over this, but it is bristling with fury, determine third down first shoot down will be the last. matthew chance, cnn, moscow. >> for more on this, we're joined by jill in moscow who is with the international center for defense and center. jill, great to see you this morning. so, we know there's this tension now between russia and turkey, but russia is indicating it will deploy the defense missile system at the main base in syria. the potential for anymore clashes seems to be increasing. what is the message they're sending? >> well, i think the message,
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number one, errol, would be they want to protect their air assets when they go into any operations, and they made it clear that moscow is going to continue with its air operations, and if -- let's say that they had had some of the protection that they're bringing in at the point that the turks attacked the russian plane, it might have turned out differently. of course, that would have been even more complicated and more dangerous, but i think that's what russia wants to do to make sure that it has all the protection for the air assets that are going in to carry out the air strikes. that said, the more military presence in general, the more complicated, and the potential for dangerous accidents increases. >> now, we know that russia provides approximately 60% of turkey's natural gas.
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there's been no indication that that will change any time soon, but is there a potential that any of the business deals between the two countries may be impacted? >> russia is very angry right now, and they're looking at all sorts of possibilities, certainly not militarily, but economically, diplomatically to retaliate against turkey for what it did. so you certainly could see some energy politics at play. that hasn't been said yet, but 60% of the natural gas is huge for turkey. so that would be one area. they're certainly looking at economic steps. you know, russian tourists are -- go to turkey all the time. it's a huge percentage of tourists for turkey, and russia, the foreign ministry has said the it's not a good time for russians to go to turkey.
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they're talking about economic retaliation to even ending educational exchanges. you're looking at, potentially, a very big economic impact, not to mention just the diplomatic part of it. >> on the diplomatic front, we'll see the french president meet with vladimir putin to try to convince him to focus more on isis targets. how might putin be convinced to do that? >> well, that's going to be very hard, because, you know, number one, even before this shoot down by turkey of the russian plane, france and russia were divided over one crucial issue. not so much joining forces. in fact, that's the message that the french presidnt brings to russia today. he does want to have some type of a grand coalition, and that sounds kind of like what
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president putin wants to do. however, they divide where it comes to asaad. the french president, the west, the united states, et cetera, does not want a political transition that includes asaad, or if there is a political transition that asaad leaves the center stage as quickly as possible. russia, obviously, feels that asaad should remain, at least until whatever replaces him comes in. so that's one big dividing line. but just, you know, how things change. just think of after the attacks in paris, president putin was directing his military to coordinate with france as if we were allies, was the phrase yrk, as if we were allies. now it's more questionable. certainly, russia's action regardless of whether they were guilty here or innocent as they
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maintain, in breeching taching borders of turkey, certainly russia and turkey do want to work together, but these are the complicated factors coming into play. >> we'll all keep watching this closely. jill with the international center for defense and security joining us from moscow. jill, thanks. >> and we turn to paris now where we are learning new details about a second terror suspect on the run from police. a source close to the investigation says abrini went to syria in 2014. police say he drove a car used in the friday the 13th attacks which was later found abandoned in a paris neighborhood. >> meanwhile, the french president is meeting with the italian prime minister, and later, he'll travel to moscow for talks with vladimir putin. >> all right. we want to bring in cnn max foster who is following the
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latest developments from paris. max, let's start with that investigation. and what we know so far about the two suspects on the run. >> reporter: they'll still on the run which is frightening. the assumption is they're being protected by certain groups. one of the others, of course, also on the run, and they were seen together a couple of cays ago at a fuel station. as we say, they've discovered that abrini was in syria in 2 4 2014, but they don't know how he got back. that makes him one of six of those involved in the attacks who had gone to syria. so going there, presumably getting military training and coming back, and carrying out surveillance and a sophisticated attack. this will play to the debates that the french president is having with other world leaders,
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particularly european leaders and african leaders about information sharing. how they can work together to find out about the movements of people who are suspected within particular security services. they need to put the alerts out to other security services. so everyone is tracking them. it's not a broken up system like we have right now. >> and, max, you mentioned the diplomatic mission. he met with angela merkel wednesday. let's talk about what came out of that, what was achieved, and, of course, now going forward. just today, he'll go to moscow and meet with vladimir putin. complicated, no doubt, by the downing of the russian plane. >> reporter: absolutely. well, in terms of angela merkel, he got a promise from her that she would commit more to the fight against isis in syria relieving a huge amount of pressure on french military
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troops in a ramped up attack on syria, on the french side. they put a lot of resource into that. they've asked for help from angela merkel and germany. she said she'll look into it. she's moving in that direction. he'll be asking the same thing of the italian prime minister as well who's meeting the french president here in paris this morning. as you say, he's then heading off to moscow. so he's incredibly busy at the moment, considering he also as a memorial service tomorrow. when he goes to moscow, he'll try to find common ground with moscow. there is a fundamental difference on the political future on syria. whether or not asaad stays in power. the french president wants to find middle ground, perhaps working militarily with russia. bringing the american-led coalition in line with the russian efforts. so they can coordinate military
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efforts on the ground. the problem is, obama says he just won't work with russia as long as they're targeting nonisis targets. so that's the challenge that president hollande has. there is some potential for bringing the coalitions together in a more effective way, even if that doesn't mean anything in terms of the political future of syria. >> president asaad definitely a stumbling block here. it will be interesting to see what comes of the talks between him and putin. we'll be watching closely. thank you for joining us. >> still to come, a case of avoidable human error. the u.s. military reveals what led to a hospital being attacked in afghanistan instead of a suspected taliban site. >> plus we'll meet someone in belgium teaching school children about the true meaning of islam. we'll have that and more when we come back.
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>> while france and belgium crack down on jihadist, one
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person is working to teach children about the true meaning of islam. >> our cnn national correspondent has that story. >> reporter: some people, he's saying, do bad things, and think they're doing good, and when those people arrive before their dpod, they will say alaw, i did this for you. today this man is asking the children whether what happened in paris was an islamic act. this little boy refers to a verse from the caron. he says if you murder one person, it's as if you killed audiota all humanity. this man runs an afterschool program. since the attacks in paris and the role belgium jihadis played,
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these programs have a new role. >> there is no child in a doesn't have internet at home. >> reporter: when he converted to islam 20 years ago, since then, belgium has provided per capita the highest number of jihadi fighters joining the ranks of isis. children as young as nine and ten are being exposed to jihadi thoughts and the isis world view. >> some of the children you're working with will have older brothers who have gone to syria. how do you combat that? how do you stop a child following in their older brother's footsteps? >> i think what we try to do in general is to make a difference between this is your brother as a brother and these are the deeds of your brother. >> reporter: he set up the after
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school classes to provide an alternative to the radical thoughts they're being exposed to. >> you have been threatened repeatedly by isis. >> in the beginning, i stopped teaching, because it got to me. you know? it's not something that is easy. but at the end, you say, you know, if your goal is good, then it's worth going for it, and whatever happens, happens. you know? so it's too important. it's not just about my life. >> reporter: the classes will continue in spite of the risks. the need here is greater than ever. >> there will be somebody else that thinks like me, and will keep on going, if i am erased. >> reporter: cnn, antwerp.
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>> doctors without borders is blasting the u.s. military after a defense department investigation into the deadly air strike on a hospital in afghanistan. >> 30 people died in the attack in kunduz last month when u.s. forces said they misidentified the building. >> the report determined that u.s. strike upon the trauma center in afghanistan was the direct result of human error, compounded by systems and procedural failures. the u.s. forces directly involved in this incident did not know the target compound was the msf trauma center. the medical facility was misidentified as a target by u.s. personnel who believed they were striking a different building several hundred meters away where there were reports of combatan combatants. >> doctors without borders called the u.s. military grossly negligent and called for an
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independent investigation into the air strikes. >> antarctica has cold helps and winds. some are putting it to good use. >> the pope is celebrating mass in kenya. details on that after this short break.
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it's an added complication. >> it's a tough day at the office just trying to do your job outside. >> reporter: it's not all bad. those winds make it the best possible spot for the southern most wind spot in the world that can produce 60% of the power to run the bases over the hill. >> this wind farm would be with some of the world east best with the one that gets a good consistent wind. >> reporter: this is a veteran of the ice. he pent 3 spent 3,000 days here, some of it building this facility. >> amazing to think you have something here named after yourself. it's a great reward. >> reporter: the winds are blowing about 30 kilometers. it makes it feel about minus 20. it gets a lot worse than in. you've experienced some record
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breaking wind here? >> this winter it was particularly windy. we had gusts. it's just under 2000 kilometers an hour. >> reporter: the strongest winds recorded here for three decades. it's certainly a place of weather extremes. >> it certainly is, and that was dan from tvnz in new zealand. barack obama says it's safe to travel, but in france, radical islamists could be working at airports and subways. we'll bring you details on that coming up. >> plus a papal mass in niairob. you're looking at live pictures. why it's so significant. that is next here on cnn news room. ♪
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>> a warm welcome back to you. you're watching "cnn newsroom." i'm rosemary church. >> and i'm errol barnett. let's update you on the top stories we're following right now. russia says it's deploying defense missiles to syria to defense jets. moscow suggested the downing of a russian war plane was a planned provocation. a rescued pilot said there were no warnings. >> doctors without borders is sclami slamming the u.s. military calling them negligent on a strike on a hospital in afghanistan. the military says the strikes were meant to hill a taliban site. they said avoidable human error led to the attack.
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>> people out on the streets for a second night of protests over the shooting death of a black teen. the officer was charged with first degree murder. barack obama is reassuring americans its safe to travel this thanks giving holiday. >> in the wake of the paris attacks, isis has threatened several times to attack targets in the u.s. mr. obama says the government is taking every possible step to keep the country safe. >> right now, we know of no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland. and that is based on the latest information i just received in the situation room. so as americans travel this weekend to be with their loved ones, i want them to know with the counterterrorism, intelligence, homeland security and law enforcement professionals at every level are working overtime.
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>> mean while, french authorities are taking a closer look at whether islamist radicals are infiltrating that country's transportation system. >> pamela brown as more on that. >> reporter: one of the eight paris attackers who blew himself up at the theater had once been a public transportation bus driver in france until 2012. that same careyear. he was charged after he attempted to fly to yemen. french officials said they've been investigate where are radicalized islamists are working at major transportation hubs. since january, 50 employees in france with access to the tarmac have been refused access. in the wake of the paris attacks and the downing of a russian jet liner from a bomb believed to have been placed in the plane's
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cargo hold, cnn has learned they conducted search at several companies whose staff work at the airport. >> how do you vet thousands and thousands of people? they just have to get lucky once to close the aviation down, and this is a threat. >> reporter: in the u.s., someone traveled to syria and died while fighting for isis. >> they were radicalized, and he could have slipped a bomb on an airplane. >> reporter: today homeland security head says oversight of employees has been ramped up in the last several months. >> in april i put out a directive to tighten up airport security, specifically around those who work at airports. fewer access points, more continuo continuous, random screening of airport personnel, and we're
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evaluating whether more is necessary right now. >> pamela brown reporting there. despite increased security measures, homeland security officials say it's impossible to screen every single airport worker as they come and go on a daily basis, especially at large airports. >> well, pope francis is in kenya right now. in fact, celebrating mass at the university of nairobi. he is on a six-day trip to africa. his first time on the continent as pope. >> the vatican says this mass is the pope's largest event in kenya with more than 300,000 people expected to attend. you can see that it's probably achieving those numbers. earlier the pope met with various religious leaders, and he plans to visit a mosque later this week. robin ceil is live at the university of nairobi overlooking mass to talk about how it is, and as we saw
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recentfully in the u.s., there's high interest anywhere the pope goes, and i understand the crowds there have already seen him wave from his famous pope mobile. how did everyone react and what's the mood there today? >> reporter: oh, the crowd erupted as pope francis arrived here at the university of nairobi in the pope mobile. it was a change of transportation, errol. yesterday coming from the airport, the pope on theed for a four-door honda, a humble car to ride in from the airport, and many onlookers said they didn't believe it was him in the vehicle until they saw him waving at everyone. here in africa, the pope is really a man of the people. they really feel they can connect with him, because he does come can from the global south. he has worked in the slums of argentina, the areas there. he really knows what it's like to work and live in a developing
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word. he focuses on poverty and the youth, and event is -- well, you can hear how excited everyone gets as soon as the pope speaks. but this event is particularly interesting, because he is speaking to the youth, and that is one of his focuses. and we hear from bishops that the pope was not originally slated to come to kenya for this visit. it was only after he heard of the attack on a university by al qaeda linked gunmen in kenya's northeast which killed 147 students, the pope decided when he heard that that this is where he needed to come. he needed to come here and preach religious tolerance and try to find a way so christians and nonchristians and muslims and nonmuslims can live together peacefully. >> some may argue the pope's message is more powerful on the african continent. i can see people turning out
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even though there's light rain. you spoke with one nun that's in a slum in nairobi. hundreds of thousands of people, they see this visit as potentially life-changing. in what way? >> reporter: life-changing, indeed, and as you mentioned, it is raining. it has rained since the pope arrived. rain is a lot of blessing in a lot of african blessings, and it is here in kenya. what i can tell you about our visits to the slums and working with those nuns who have spent nearly 40 years in slums, they are going to meet with the pope and tell him that the vatican needs to refocus the efforts on poverty. they say that in kenya alone there are 2 00 to 300 perishes, but only one or two are actually based in slums, and that is an
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incredible opportunity for the pope who is such a believer of working with the people of smelling the sheep, that was in one of his first things, that pastors should go out and smell the sheep and interact with people from all walks of life, and they are going to speak to the pope about putting more emphasis on poverty and bringing more resources, definitely, into kenya's slums, or juuganda suffs from similar situations. >> people certainly ban together, but it's a place that could take all the hope it can get. robin live with the pope coverage. >> just ahead here on "cnn newsroom," a new app from the world food program gives you an easy way to share a meal with a
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>> it is thanks giving day here in the states and many people
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will spend the coming hours with their families eating a lot of food. >> they will but children fleeing conflict in syria won't be so serious. the creators of a new app came up with a way for you to help. it's called share the meal. with one click and $0.50, you can feed one refugee child for a day. let's bring in the ceo of share the meal. thank you for talking with us. i would like you to explain to everyone how exactly this new app works, and what people need to do if they want to help feed refugee children. >> good evening to you. thanks for the interest. well, it's supposed to be really easy. so you download the app from the apple app store, and then in essence, you tap that one button and $0.50 goes to the program.
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and you can feed a child for a day. $0.50 are the total costs. >> so people can do that, down lode t lode the app and do that as many times as they want. many say they don't donate to organizations because they think most of it goes to administration rather than to those in need. what percentage of the money given on this new app goes directly to the children in. >> yes. that's a very good point. what we see is that people, they, in essence, they want to help, but they also really want to make sure that it is being put to the best use. what's important about the share the meal app is that the app never touches the money. it directly reaches the u.n. food program. 90% of the money is being directly put into the operation to feed these children. which is, in comparison to other nonprofit organizations, a very
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good ratio. >> indeed, and talk to us about how you came up with this idea, why you decided that you needed to do this. >> well, i think the starting point really was that we thought it was surprisingly cheap to feed a child for a day. and we thought if there was an easy way for people to do that, probably a lot more people would actually do it, and then we understood that there are 20 times as many people that have smart phones than hungry children, and so that led us then to build this app. >> what sort of response have you had so far, and how are you going to get the word out to people apart from coming on cnn? >> yeah. we are very, very happy. more than 250,000 people are using the share the meal app. we've launched globally on the
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12th of november. it's been an amazing experience so far. and they've provided more than 2 .7 million daily rations to children that suffer from hunger. >> all right. many thanks to you for explaining to us how this new app, share the meal, works, and for those of you out there watching, if that's what you would like to do, download that app. it's just a tap and you can help some of the refugee children. many thanks to you, sir. appreciate it. >> thank you very much. >> the family of the late frank gifford says he had a degenerative brain disease. the disorder is linked to head injuries that happened in the hard hitting sport. >> his family says they revealed his diagnosis to bring more attention to concussions in football. >> reporter: a stunning revelation from the family of the late frank grifrd. he played 12 years in the nfl before setting his sights on the studio as a sports broadcaster.
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for 27 years, audiences watched him on monday night football. off the field, he was married to kathie lee gifford. here's the running back in 1960 taking a massive hit, leaving him motionless on the field. the head injury so severe he had to take time off from the game. now gifford's family confirms that he suffered from a degenerative brain disease, cte, the same suffered by numerous former players. this as protocols come under scrutiny. sunday, a quarterback took a hard hit to the head. he looked shaken and needed help getting up, but he was allowed to continue playing. the nfl says the new standards failed, and the league will now consider whether to discipline teams found in violation. roger goodell issued a statement saying the health of the players
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is the highest priority. >> a major hurricane sandra is threatening the pacific coast of mexico right now. we are joined to find out how dangerous sandra may be. >> it's probably a safe bet to say that holiday makers making their late thanks giving day plans did not factor in a major hurricane. well, enter this hurricane sandra. this is a category three equivalent hurricane, and this is the strongest storm to form in this region. the eastern pacific, this late in the season. 120 miles per hour winds. a very defined eye with our satellite imagery. there's the pacific side of mexico. look at this forecast trek and the intensity. how it weakens as it reaches the coast late saturday and into sunday. in fact, just dissipating into
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an area of low pressure quickly as it works inland. there are a few factors here. one that it's going to enter into an area of colder ocean temperatures. another is the upper level winds known as the jetstream. this is the wind pattern that drives the weather patterns across the world. and basically, hurricanes or cyclones and strong upper level winds do not mix well. that is going to allow for this system to quickly degenerate into a tropical depression come the weekend. the upperlevel wind pattern is also going to be responsible for a few other pafactors. it's the potential of ice storm from texas to oklahoma. we have warm, moist air that's funneling in from the gulf of mexico. behind it, a very tight temperature gradient. cold air surging south. what does warm air do? rises. cold air sinks. on a typical winter pattern when we have snow flakes, this snow
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would fall through a column of air that's below freezing. that's zero degrees kels yus, staying frozen until it reaches the ground. where w this transition in seasons in the united states, it will fall between a warmer patch of air that's coming up, allowing for the snow flake to melt. then it reaches the colder air, freezing on contact, and that has potential catastrophic effects in terms of ice. look at how much ice we're anticipating. anywhere between a half an inch to upwards of an inch of ice, anywhere from eastern sections of new mexico into the panhandle of both texas and oklahoma. a look on wichita, kansas city, and omaha. this is an area of major travel concern. considering that upwards of 47 million americans are on the move, 89% of them taking some vehicle to get across the country to go see their loved ones, this is going to be a
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major concern. back to you. >> look out for the united states. and leave and be patient as well. >> glad to not be traveling, i have to say. >> thanks, guys. >> well yarks 14, a 14-year-old has set a new world record to solve a rubics cube. don't blink. you might miss it. >> whoa. whoa. whoa. >> i would be just as excited even if it took me five days, i'd be that excited. you saw there, the time, 4.9 seconds. he bested the previous record of 5.2 records that was set earlier that day. >> and this is part of a trend. this shows how the solve times
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have gotten faster over the years. the first record was set in 1982 at just under 23 seconds. how about that. >> it would take me five years. >> me too. >> good for him. a trip to india inspired an american man to become an educational hero for children around the world. >> he talks about how the journey changed him and taught him the true value of a simple pencil. ♪ >> travel gives me a sense of freedom and a set of experiences that remind me how small i am in this world, and at the same time, i think oftentimes, embolden me to dream really big. i'm adam brawn, new york times best selling author.
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that picture reminds me of my trip to india as a 21-year-old college student, and it was undoubtedly the most transfo transforming trip of my life. i watched a video, and i was so motivated by a scene that i decided i have to get to india. it was a profoundly spiritual moment, in all honesty. it was one of the times where you feel like you're coming into the person that you're destined to be. a young boy asked me on the streets of india if he could have anything in the world, the thick he would want most is a pencil. i decided to start carrying many pens and pencils and i gave them out to a group of children which was something that i eventually did with hundreds and hundreds and probably thousands of children across dozens of countries since. what started with just one school and one simple idea has now led to more than 300 schools
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around the world. the power in the idea of a pencil is that the it can unlock so much for any one individual. i recently learned that the average pencil holds 40,000 words. i think that's a powerful statement on the sense of imagination and curiosity and potential that these tools of self-empowerment can provide to any one person. the thing that pulls at my heart strings the most is seeing children in communities of tremendous poverty where their parents are really committed to their educational well being, but they don't have the school support to pursue thats a separational dream. if i hadn't gone to india, i don't think that pencils of promise would have been created. >> what a great story. >> yeah. fantastic. >> we're back in a few minutes
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making their case, the leaders of britain and france set to argue for tougher action against isis amid a war of words between turkey and russia. >> also coming up, the pope in africa. the upon the ti t the poniff calls for peace and unity. >> and the u.s. president tries to ease terrorist fares ears as millions of americans hit the road. >> thanks for joining us as we kick off our second hour of "cnn newsroom."
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we begin this hour with two major developments in the fight against isis. british prime minister, david cameron prepares to make his case to parliament for uk air strikes on isis in syria. >> this while the french president is set to leave for moscow, trying to bring russia on board a multinational coalition against isis. >> and we have guests and correspondents covering developments from every angle. we will take you around the globe with live reports this hour from london, paris, moscow, and istanbul. >> well, let's start with cnn's phil black who is live in london. that's where the british prime minister is preparing to make his case for parliament for the uk to begin air strikes against isis in syria. phil, mr. cameron tried this before and failed.
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have the attacks in paris made his chances for likely this time around? >> reporter: he clearly believes so. the last time he came to parliament to ask for permission was in august of 2013 but that was to conduct air strikes against the syrian regime for its use of chemical weapons. he has believed britain should be in the air campaign against isis. he hasn't come here to the parliament, the house of commons to argue this because he knew he didn't have the numbers. he didn't have the support to get that permission. now, he doesn't need, by law, approval, but ever since the iraq war that has become the political convention in this country, the other legacy of iraq is a deep skepticism of foreign intervention like this. he's expected to argue that he doesn't think it's right that
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britain outsources its security to other countries, that other countries take on the responsibility for hitting isis in syria given that it's a threat in the uk. convincing mps that isis is bad and a threat to british citizens is not the toughest part of his challenge here. those that have held out support so far have done so because they don't believe that air strikes are enough. they would like to see the argument for air campaigns within the context of a wider strategy for bringing something close to peace and stability in syria. it is the details of such a plan that he reveals here today that he will be judged on. how he explains his wider strategy will determine how successful his argument here is in the parliament. >> phil black there in landon, as david cameron prepares to make his case to parliament. we go to paris mr. weathwhe french paris is meeting and
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working to firm up a multinational coalition against isis. >> on wednesday, he welcomed angela merkel to the french presidential palace. as you see here, they lay flowers. he will leave for moscow in a few hours where he'll meet with vladimir putin. let's bring in max foster following this from the french capital, and you wonder, max, how the french president will be able to convince president putin to target isis more and rebels less without incentive. >> that's the issue here. >> reporter: president putin and officials that work for him have made it clear they're happy to coordinate efforts better on the ground better with the western powers, but the white house is making it clear that's not possible while putin targets nonisis positions been syria.
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as the french president goes over to moscow, french officials playing down the progress that can be made here. he may try to find a way of coordinating efforts. if he can make efforts on restricting the amount of strikes away from isis targets, then that will be the big breakthrough. it's not what was last week. i think the incident with syria with russian plane being shot down by nato member has toughened putin's resolve. by all accounts, it's a wide range of positions, not just isis positions. certainly, moscow and paris do agree that a greater sense of coordination between all of the powers in syria working against isis would be a beneficial thing. >> certainly a very busy and important week for the french president. max foster live in paris for us. thanks. now we want to talk about the tensions between russia and turkey.
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the two are failing to find common ground over the downing of a russian war plane. >> russia suggested it was a planned provocation and announced plans to deploy anti-aircraft missiles to syria to protect jets. and turkey's president accused moscow of being deceitable saying russian planes were not flying over targets, but ethnic turkman instead. >> more information is emerging. for example, turkey backed the claims of repeated warnings to the war plane. >> and the rescued russian co-pilot gave his version of events. barbara star as the details. >> reporter: the shoot down of the russian fighter jet by turkey sparking rising tensions from moscow to washington. one pilot shot dead by turkish supported rebels as he parachuted to the ground. the other, rescued, but only after a first failed attempt when a helicopter was hit by a
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u.s.-made missile fired by rebels on the ground. turkey insisting the shoot down was justified. today the turkish government releasing audio of what the turks say were ten warnings to the russian pilots. russia disputed any warnings were given, broadcasting an interview with the rescued pilot, his back to the camera, presumably to protect his identity. >> translator: not visual ri or by radio. there was no contact whatsoever. >> reporter: according to the turks, the russian jet flew just over a mile into the air space and was there for 17 seconds before they shot it down. raising questions about the turks very quick action. >> was it an attack posture or
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threatening or violating the air space of turkey. >> the u.s. pressing for calm. >> the most important thing is for a deescalation of tensions. >> reporter: publicly, russia appears to agree. >> we do not intend to wage a war on russia. >> reporter: moscow, far from backing off. in recent days, russian long range bombers flew two extraordinary attack missions leaving northern russia to fly around europe into the mediterranean and another set of bombers flying into iranian air space, both launching cruise missiles into syria. additional surface to air missiles will be put at the main syrian air base, and looking at what appears to be an air strike six miles south of the turkish border inside syria. not clear yet who may have been
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responsible. barbara star, cnn, the pentagon. >> and russian anger goes to protests in the streets. >> several dozen demonstrators threw food. they called it an embassy of -- >> ian, when you see that tensions are high between the two countries with russia now moving surfaced missiles to the region as well as fighter jets, how is turkey responding to this, and to russia's message that this has better not happen again? >> well, turkey has said repeatedly that they will protect their territorial integrity, that they do not want anyone to violate their air space. they have had a bit more of a conciliatory tone with the russians saying they hold no
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animosity toward russia but they said also russia's attacks in this region are disingenuous, the turkey saying there's no isis there. but going forward, it's likely the question to be is would turkey do the this again if russia violated their air space? russia has violated their air space before harnd, and turkey has warned them this time they shot down their plane. although, turkey says they didn't know it was a russian plane at the time of the incident, but you have russia moving in military assets. no you have s 400 surface to air missiles which are the most advanced surface to land missiles they have. they also have escorts with their bombers to make sure they don't come under attack again. this creates a real tension between the two countries, although, both have said that they are not going to let this lead to an all out war.
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>> we heard that from russian's foreign minister that this wouldn't lead to worse. a sense, perhaps, that they are stepping back from the brink. is that what you're feeling in turkey as well? >> well, definitely. as the days progress, we don't see anymore actions, at least military actions taken between the two countries. it does seem like cooler heads are prevailing. you also have this talk from nato and the united states saying they want this to deescalate as well. as well as you have the french president trying to ramp up support for a coalition against isis. really, the winner in this dispute between turkey and russia is isis because it has thrown off, at least for the time being, a lot of this talk of unity, going after them, as you do have the turks and russia, you know, this tension between them. but when you look at it and feel it here, it does seem like things are calming down, but
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don't expect russia to forgive and forget immediately. they are -- we are hearing that they are taking punitive measures against the turkish economy. i talked to one analyst who said we should expect that russia will try to go after turkish interests within syria. >> many thanks to you, ian lee, reporting live from istanbul in turkey. >> isis says the it's responsible for an attack on a bus that killed members of the presidential part of tunisia. it killed 12 people. the country is now under a state of emergency for the next month. and a nightly curfew is in effect there in the capital. >> isis targeted the nation two other times this year, attacking a museum and a hotel. most of the victims killed in those assaults were tourists. >> now, u.s. president, president obama, calls for calm in his hometown of chicago. this after video of a deadly shooting is released.
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we'll bring you details on this story coming up. >> and you're taking a live look at the enormous crowd in nigh ro r -- nairobi. why this visit is so important to the future of the catholic church. we'll have that coming up.
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welcome back, everyone. barack obama is reassuring americans it is safe to travel this thanksgiving holiday. >> in the wake of paris attacks, isis has threatened to attack targets in the u.s. the president says the u.s. is taking every possible step to keep the country safe. >> right now, we know of no specific and intelligence indicating the plot on the homeland, and that is based on the latest information i just received in the situation room. so as americans travel this weekend to be with their loved ones, i want them to know that our counterterrorism,
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intelligence, homeland security and law enforcement professionals at every level are working overtime. >> the it's worth noting this holiday weekend in the u.s. is the koicountry's busiest travel weekend of the year. millions of americans will be traveling more than 50 miles or 80 kilometers to celebrate thanksgiving. >> the american automobile association says some 40 million people will travel by car and 25 million will fly. >> and one of the train travelers was jeh johnson. after a news conference in washington wednesday, he boarded an amtrak train to new jersey. >> as you see there, the secretary appearing calm, not wor worried as he waited for his train to depart.
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>> it's time to protect the homeland, to evaluate and re-evaluate what we see. we also want to encourage the public at the beginning of this holiday season to be vigilant yourself and to be aware. if you see something, say something has to be more than a slogan. >> and police will be conducting random checks at the u.s. stations. >> it appears that there is, perhaps, more of a threat from bad weather. a heavy dose of freezing rain could make holiday travel miserable all over the central u.s. >> let's find out more. we have been checking this all out. how's this looking? >> take a look at this. we have quite the storm that is developing over the western and central parts of the united states. this is a look at the latest watches and warnings. i'm going to identify a few and give you some of the time lines.
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a wo winter storm warning. and a deep shading of purple is an ice storm warning for the panhandle of texas. that is an area that we're focusing in on for the potential of some serious problems across that part of the united states. in fact, i want to take you into the temperatures here. you can see the dividing line between the cold air to the north and the well, warm and humid air to the east. we have a tale of two seasons across the united states. and it is significant. we're talking nearly a 40 degree temperature difference between denver and into the oklahoma city region. we have a significant temperature swing in store as the cold air continues to plunge south. this is going to cause havoc on the roadways, especially for interstate 40 that runs east and west from, well, basically the east coast of the united states all the way to the west coast. but look at what's shaping up
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near the panhandle of texas. there's the warm gulf of mexico air that's rising. remember, warm air rises, and cold air undercutting it thanks to the arctic plunge. temperatures dropping significantly behind that cold front. in a typical winter storm this time of year, we would have a snow flake drop from a cloud deck, and if the column of air was below freezing, it would stay frozen all the way. with this scenario with our change in seasons that is taking place at the moment, we get that overriding warm layer of air. as that ice particle drops through the warm air, it melts, and then we get the undercutting cold layer of air thanks to the cold air dropping down. that is going to allow for the droplet to refreeze near the surface of the earth, creating the paesotential for an ice sto. that's what we have in store for the i 40 corridor and into the texas and oklahoma panhandle.
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anywhere between half an inch to an inch of ice expected from des moines into omaha, wichita, oklahoma, just west of oklahoma city, i should say, into the texas region. that is a particular region we're going to pay close attention to. here's the storm as it revolves across the central u.s. and it's not only the ice that we have concern with. we actually have the potential for flooding, this times, upwards of six inches of rain on the warm side of the front. just east of oklahoma city into little rock and dallas, that's where we could experience six inches of rain. errol, rosemary, this is for you, the macy's day parade taking place. >> sounds good. >> now, demonstrators take to chicago streets for a second night. >> their peaceful protest in response to the release of graphic video showing a black teenager being gunned down in
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the street. a white police officer was charged with first degree murder for shooting him 16 times during a confrontation. >> barack obama is sharing his personal thoughts about the deadly shooting. like many americans, i was deeply disturbed by the footage of the shooting of 17-year-old la gaughan quan mcdonald. keep those who suffered loss in our thoughts and prayers. >> and the protests we were telling you about come more than a year after the deadly shooting. >> we break down the video captured that night second by second. >> reporter: the video is six minutes and 53 seconds. most of it, police vehicles trying to find what they are told is a knife wielding suspect stealing and threatening others.
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>> what's happening in my head as an officer in. >> you know this person as a knife and he's been using the knife. now as you're approaching there, the sense that this potentially could be imminent danger of loss of life. >> reporter: the dash cam video has no audio. shortly before they encounter him, someone points the officers in the direction him. they spot and surround mcdonald. >> at this point right here, you see an individual go from running, or trotting, to walking. and then you see him pull the knife out. that's a provocative move. what is that telling me as an officer? it's telling me that somebody is potentially getting ready to make a move with this weapon. >> then officer jason van dike and his partner alive, both immediately train their weapons on mcdonald, commanding him to drop the knife. >> at this point, the officer
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should feel fear, tactically, what i was taught. this officer has the right to use deadly force on that individual. >> reporter: six seconds after jumping out of the car, van dyke fires. the first round appears to hit mcdonald's left shoulder. he spins and falls. still holding the life. >> because mcdonald does not drop the knife here. >> they continue to shoot. i can guarantee, almost 100% of law enforcement, if the knife had fallen out of his hand, would have stopped shooting. >> reporter: then he fires 16 times. mcdonald still holds the naive. >> he's still moving and still has the naive, and he gets shot again. >> and then his hand goes forward with the knife still in it. >> right. >> reporter: the partner tells him to stop firing and clears the the knife away. the incident is over, but the
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controversy has just begun. >> all right. we want to go back to france now where investigators are working to piece together the network of terrorists that carried out the attacks in paris nearly two weeks. max foster is live in the french capital. max, what more are we learning on this? >> reporter: well, a huge amount of frustration. the two men are still on the run, and the security services, as far as we know, don't know where they are at all. they would be anywhere in europe, even beyond. we have been updated on the investigation throughout the week. we haven't heard anything more since a couple of days week. >> yesterday we heard some more detail by the prosecutor who gave us aceps of the itinerary a little bit. and i they today they are actually working on recouping all the routes taken by the various groups. we know that some of the groups who are stationed in the north,
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that flat that was raided, but others had booked hotels before committing suicide. so they're trying to find where they were, and especially what they're looking for now is the connection with syria. how some of the guys used the migrant's routes in order to get to froons france, but also some others where positioned along the way, and what is the connection they have to syria. that's what the investigators want to know, precisely, who ordered and planned. get a better sense of how many people were involved. and make sure, also, that all these people are either dead or, you know, about to be arrested. >> it also exposes the problems with the system here in europe. because these people might be moving through different jurisdictions and different security services pix up on them but they're not sharing the information. this is something that came up yesterday with a meeting with angela merkel.
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>> you would think, you know, europe, after all the talks of europe after all the years of experience, sharing a common political system, common laws and stuff, you would think that with that level of security of danger, that our threatening all of our society, that the intel services would be cooperating, and what you realize right now is that even between the belgium and the french, it's not that clear. there's not that much of sharing of information. and what's interesting in that particular case is that on the ground in syria, the jihadiists fight together. there's a brigade. the volunteers, the jihadiists that come are grouped in groups. you would think that it would be normal and absolutely necessary for french intel service and belgium to share what they know.
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and i hope this is a wakeup call for all of us. you're talking about germany. all the borders have been easy to cross. they've been looking at drug traffic and basically coming from holland because that's where there's a lot of drugs over there, and crossing through belgium to france. they've been looking for cars on that. on terror, there's been very little done. that's a point of worrying. >> that's going to be coming up in a current meeting between the italian prime minister and the french president, as we speak right now. >> all right. max foster there in paris. it is 9:30 in the morning, and, of course, max will take the show at the ton the top of the and he'll be talking with us from paris. >> still to come, the pope celebrating his first mass on the african continent. here are pictures from earlier at the university of nairobi
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where hundreds of thousands of gathered. the significance of this mass when we come back. >> and the british prime minister plans to ask to help some iraqs in syria. we'll be back in a moment.
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>> welcome back. to those of you in the u.s. and all around the world, this is your last half hour of "cnn newsroom" with the both of us. >> time to check the headlines for you, and russia says it's
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deploying defense missiles to syria to protect its jets. moscow suggested turkey's downing of a russian war plane was a planned provocation. the rescued co-pilot says there were no warnings from turkey. turkey released an audio recording to back the claim. >> david cameron is set to make the case for uk air strikes against isis in syria. meanwhile, the french president will head to moscow to discuss anti-terrorism efforts. >> south korea has agreed to meet with north korea. these will be the first talks since august when the two sides met to try to ease tensions. >> the pope is celebrating mass right now in kenya at the university of nairobi. we can show you live pictures
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coming from the mass right now. more than 300,000 people were expected to show up. >> the vatican says this is the pope's largest event in kenya. it highlights the dramatic growth in kenya. >> robert, i'm wondering how many people have showed up in the end and what's the mood as the pope delivers mass today? >> reporter: i can't the tell exactly, but what we're hearing is that 300,000 kenyans and possibly east africans from around east africa because there are some fairly large communities of catholics in neighboring countries, although that's next on his tour, and elect fieing at fear here. the video you're watching live is kenya's single cardinal
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giving an address. he's the popes representative here in kenya. everyone is waiting for holy communion to happen. we've been told that every single person who wants to take ho holy communion can do it today. that might be a lot of pieces of braed to give out today. and a growing catholic population exploding almost. 200%, more since the 19 0s, and you can see from the number of children at this event and the number of masses where the future is. >> robin, i can say it's nice as you're speaking, we saw the camera pan across the crowd as people kind of smiled and waved. certainly a positive mood there, and i can say that what's unique in my experience with various african faiths is that people all over the continent can follow catholicism and their
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local believes without contradiction. just wondering if we're going to see that play out at all during the pope's visit. >> i'm going to step out of the camera for a moment, because they're going to be singing, and the singing is some of the most beautiful parts of today's ceremony. you can see how excited everyone is getting, and as you say, this is exactly it. catholicism mixed in with local african culture. ♪ ♪ . >> the pope was greeted by traditional dances last night when he arrived in his papal plane, and he's heard nothing but beautiful singing here in kenya since he touched down. we went to a mass wedding on the preripheries where we saw a
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striking mix of culture with beads with a white wedding and a mass wedding. usually they see an increase in weddings and confirmations when the pope visits and an increase in the number of priests or nuns who want to take their vows after a visit is inspiring as a papal visit. indeed, pope francis, the people's pope, everyone is calling him, he knows poverty and the issues of the third world, and he's truly connecting with kenyans. >> roughly 20 minutes to midday, and robin showing us the sights and the signs of a joyous mass as the pope makes an impact as he visits kenya. we'll check in with you throughout the day. thank you very much. >> all right. we want to return to the top story on turkey standing firm in the version of the downing of a russian jet bomber. ankara has insisted it repeatedly warned the plane not to violate turkish airplanes. >> turkey released an audio
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recording it said supported the claims. they say they don't want war. >> russia's al churl ministry announced the strengthening controls over turkey. they said it's in response to -- we are joined in moscow now with the international center for defense and security. and, jill j of course, the world was assured by russia's foreign minister wednesday that russia will not go to war over this. turkey said it doesn't want to either. we have different versions of what happened. there is this sense, though, that they're moving away from the brink, deescalating this, but let's talk about what sort of impact russia is likely to have on turkey going forward. >> well, militarily, they say,
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of course, they're not going to go to war. there's no question of that. but russia is very angry at what happened, and it's looking at ways to retaliate diplomatically and economically, and now we're getting something that has a familiar ring to it. agricultural imports from turkey to russia total $1.7 billion. it's very important factor in their relationship. and now the russian alture ministry is saying that the body that's in charge of supervising imports is looking to control and tighten controls over the import of turkish agricultural products. that would be meat, vegetables, fruit. and what they're saying, and this, again, has been used by russia previously has counterer sanctions. they're saying that 15% of the imports do not meet the sanitary standards of imports for russia.
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therefore, they're going to crack down. they'll be at the border checking and look at the sources of turkish production, and try to reduce the imports and strengthen controls over the imports. this, obviously, was one way that russia can retaliate for the shoot down of its plane by turkey. there are others. do you know, the relationship is very broad. it has a lot of -- there are a lot of russian tourists who go to turkey. they have been cutting back russian tour companies. they've been cutting back tours to turkey. that will hurt the turkish economy because russians are a big factor in tourism in turkey, and also you have to look at the emergency component, but that is more complicated, because if russia were to got energy, it could hurt russia itself. here we go with al agriculture,
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and been used before to show the displeasure. >> and in tourism, you're talking about 3 million russians a year going to turkey. if they stop going, that's going to have an incredible impact on the country's bottom line, for sure. jill joining us there from moscow. many thanks to you. appreciate it. >> the uk prime minister will try once again today to make his case to parliament that the uk needs to join the air strikes against isis in syria. we'll have updates on this coming up in. >> plus u.s. astronauts in space will find their own way to celebrate thanksgiving today, even finding a way to eat turkey. yes, we are twins. when i went on to ancestry, i just put in the name of my parents and my grandparents. i was getting all these leaves and i was going back generation after generation. you start to see documents and you see signatures of people that you've never met.
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david cameron is preparing to make a case for the uk to begin
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air strikes against isis in syria. >> british lawmakers approved air raids in iraq more than a year ago but they ruled out action in syria. >> tim collins is a counterinsurgency expert. thank you for your time and joining us on cnn today. we should let our viewers know you recently wrote in a newspaper that military efforts are needed to stamp out isis but it can only be done if the coalition carves out a new homeland for the moderate sunnis who are forced in many cases to support isis. that is a bigger undertaking than what's currently going on. is that really viable? >> it's not a question of whether it's viable. it's needed. the lines which were drawn in 1916 were more about areas of british influence and french influence. that's left a one year's gap in
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the modern world. the vast majority of the constituency calls itself isis, but they are caught between on one hand, the syrian regime which is backed by iran and russia, and on other hand the iraqi regime which is backed by iran. and they find themselves isolated and pretty much nowhere to go. to the north is turkey, and the south is a desert. they need a homeland. that's part of the, i think, the broader view we have to take. we need some form of stability. good fences make good neighbors. if we can take away the threat from the external influences with the sunni tribes and give them hope, they will turn on isis and destroy isis. that's going to bring a long-lasting solution if we try and do it by intervention from the west, it'll just perpetuate a long-standing war. >> i want to talk to you more
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about that point. our viewers can read the article that makes the case. we have to be clear. the current borders that created iraq and syria and prevented the kurds from having their own country in the first place were drawn by french and british diplomats after world war i. many historians agreed that sowed the seeds. shouldn't we learn the lessons of history here? >> that's exactly what i'm saying. a military staff officer, and a politician, the experts on the ground, said at the time that the sunnis must be given a homeland, otherwise it would lead to conflict. their right and their voices beyond the grave come back 100 years later, and that's what we're finding. you talk about the line, the
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syrian, iraqi worder. it's a border drawn that doesn't exist anymore, and part of the difficulty is no one recognizes it on the ground. if we're going to get involved in air strikes in that territory, who's territory are we overflying? it's hard to say. >> now, how confident are you that david cameron would be willing to take the lead on this as you suggest? you call the u.s. leader quite weak on this front. we know that cameron will be making the case today just for air strikes to join coalition air strikes which were voted down the last time. how much confidence do you have in him to make a plan like the one you suggest work? >> not a great deal of confidence. the man is not there. the strongest leader, clearly, in the area without a shadow of a doubt, is president putin. president obama has made it
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clear he's not interested in foreign policy, and particularly in the middle east. currently, everyone in the region has to look to figure out what they're going to do against russian. that's difficult. the president in turkey has difficulty with the ongoing conflict with kurdish separatists in their own country. the iranians behind the scenes are manipulative. the person in charge of the region is making the calls. in the west, we have no voice in that. we need a voice. i'd like it to be president obama. he's not interested. it would be good if david cameron finally was able to do it, but i don't really see it. >> we'll have to wait and see. it's become more complicated in the past few years.
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>> welcome back. barack obama carried on a more bizarre american thanksgiving tradition by pardoning a turkey. they voted on which the turkey the pardon. they pardoned abe. he seized the opportunity to make his daughters laugh with some good old dad jokes. >> this is my 7th year of pardoning a turkey. time flies, even if turkeys don't. >> that was good. >> i thought that was good. >> some republican presidential candidates were asked to show how they would pardon a turkey. >> so carly fiorina, ben carson, and rubio gave their demonstrations. >> i think you're so beautiful.
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you should be pardoned. >> i'm pardoning it for being ugly. it agrees. >> i hope you don't grow upset at me, but we roast one the normal way, and the others, we fry them. >> all right. now, even astronauts will celebrate this thanksgiving. >> they will eat smoked turkey, candied yams and corn bread stuffing. it's not prepared quite the same way. ♪ >> happy thanksgiving, everybody. >> yikes. but does it taste as good? i don't know about that. >> thanks for joining us. max foster is next with another edition of "cnn newsroom." >> for all of you and from us at
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cnn center, we wish you and yours a happy thanksgiving. . . . .
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the backlash begins. russia tamps down on turkish food imports. the pope holds mass for hundreds of thousands in niorobi. i'm max foster.
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this is "cnn newsroom." accusing turkish producers of failing to meet russian standards. it comes two days after turkey shot down a russian fighter jet. the two sides are talking to each other. turkey's official news agency reported foreign ministers spoke on the phone and have plans to meet in coming days. the russian foreign affairs minister sergei lavrov expressed concern on the phone. neither is giving ground on the events. the pilot told reuters that turkey gave no warning before shooting the plane down. >> translator: in reality, there were no warnings. not by the radio or visually. >> turkey insists it gave repeated warnings and released this audio recording says it
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proves its point. >> unknown air traffic position. this is turkish air force speaking on guard. >> two sides are disputing where the bomber was shot down. this map shows the conflicting accounts. russia claims it was attacked inside syria, but parts of down plane fell inside turkey. we have guests and correspondents covering the issues. we have jill dougherty, but first, let's get the view from turkey with cnn's ian lee live in istanbul. everyone is concerned about this escalating. >> reporter: right. the real push today, max, is for deescalation.
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on the turkish side, they said they have no animosity toward russia. they reiterated this a number of times they will protect their territorial sovereignty. russia has breached it a few times in the past and it was just the other day when they did shoot down that plane, really ramping up the tensions. turkey has said that russia's rational for that bombing run if syria was disengenious. turkey has said that isis isn't present there and russia was bombing the ethnic turkman which turkey has a close kinship with. this is a sensitive area with the downing of the plane ramped up tensions. both sides said they will not go to war over this. still a very tense time here in
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turkey. >> and the economic backlash is already begun. there is a large amount of trade between turkey and russia. is there a concern on the impact on the economy there which is the immediate response? >> reporter: there is a lot of concern. i was down in the street yesterday talking to people about that. that's probably the one thing that everyone brought up as their biggest concern. russia is the second largest trading partner with turkey. turkey gets 60% of its gas from russia. they get millions of tourists a year in turkey. we hear the russian government is telling people to stay away from turkey as far as tourism. we have the extra restrictions on turkish food imports into russia say about 15% which doesn't meet their standards. we see the measures that russia
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is taking punitive measures as retaliation for taking down the plane. we will watch what happens in syria. will russia go actively against turkish interests in that country? >> thank you, ian. let's go to jill. the european leadership network says between march 2014 and 2015, serious concerns in red and lower risk ones in yellow. we have seen some retaliation from russia. everyone concerned about the military fight back, jill. >> reporter: the military part of it, both countries are saying they do not want war. that is not the issue here. russia is looking at ways to retaliate economically and diplomatically. economically, if you walk around
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moscow, you know the relationship with turkey is tight and very important. the most important thing just a couple hours ago, russia's consum consum consumer supervisor says it will tighten up food products from russia to turkey. that totals $1.7 billion. it includes fruits, vegetables, meat, et cetera. they will look at the borders, inspecting and also looking and inspecting where food products are produced in turkey. also the consumer protection agency in russia is looking at other products. it has concerns, as it says, about children's clothing, furniture and cleaning products. again, you have to remember, max, that this is one way, especially those food imports that russia has retaliated in
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the past and the recent past. look at some of the imports from the european countries that russia cracked down on with ukraine. look at mcdonald's here in russia as counter action to american sanctions as well. these are economic things. they are very important. also tourism. 3.3 million russia tourists go to turkey. now they stopped selling for the most part, tourist packages to turkey. the russian foreign ministry is warning it could be dangerous to travel to turkey. this is significant because of the relationship economically is quite important. >> okay. jill, thank you. the french president francois hollande is due in moscow later today. he is scheduled to meet with vladimir putin. mr. hollande trying to bring together world leaders in a multinational coalition against
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isis in the wake of the paris attacks. the french president wrapped up talks in paris a short while ago. both leaders reaffirmed their commitment to fighting isis which mr. hollande calls dire. >> as far as the fight against da'ish is concerned, it comes down to the objective. to destroy da'ish. we have to have the will of uniting and bringing together all those women and men who want to in this area, but with clear objectives that it is da'ish that has to be destroyed. s>> okay. isis says it is responsible for the attack on a bus that killed tunisia's guard. it killed 12 people along with a
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suspected suicide bomber. the country is now under a state of emergency for the next month. nightly curfew is expected in the capital. isis targeted the nation two other times this year. a museum and hotel. most victim killed in the attacks are tourists. doctors without borders calls the u.s. negligent after the deadly strike on the hospital in afghanistan. 30 people died in october 3rd. that attack and the top u.s. commander misidentified the hospital as a suspected taliban site. >> based on the information learned in the investigation, the report determined the cause of the tragedy was the direct result of avoidable human error compounded by equipment failures.
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>> in a statement, quote, the u.s. versus of events today leaves us with more questions than answers. it is shocking an attack can carry out without eyes on a target or access to a no-strike list with no communication systems. we will follow that for you. there will be more response today. returning to the terror attacks in paris is the deputy editor in chief of "parisian match." the issue is president francois hollande going to speak today. they will have to talk about the turkish plane as well. president hollande has been on the around the world tour. they all discussed the same thing. >> president hollande had been faced tough days and now he was thinking at first it would be no problem, his idea of a
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international coalition. the turkish plane incident is making it complicated. he first went to washington and had a huge hug by president obama, but not more than verbal commitment. he went to see and spoke with angela merkel. the germans said they would send more troops to africa to replace the troops in mali. french have 3,000 to 4,000 troops there. the military equipment should be deployed and should france take a tougher approach in syria. so, there's been some movement toward france, but the toughest part is today. vladimir putin, of course, has a turkish problem with the plane incident on the mind. that is complicating the thing.
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some ministers are talking about coordination more than coalition today. we hope and france is hoping that some definite steps will be taken in order to determine isis. today, a huge debate and, of course, that will not end anytime soon. >> to keep america happy, hollande needs to convince putin to target isis positions in syria. that would be the big progress. that is unlikely to happen. french officials are playing this down now. >> if putin is targeting isis also, you know, the major criticism with the involvement of russia in syria is putin is targeting other groups. what are the other groups? you have nusra and you have all these groups with islamic connection. it you see the latest video by al qaeda, there are 40 syrian
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soldiers executed by nusra in the video just like the isis style. it is still very difficult on the ground to find the moderate rebels or people that the west could rely on and help. this old game in syria is complex. putin is targeting, of course, you know, nusra and other rebels. the u.s. are not happy about that. we still have the feeling of cold war where at this point everybody should unite against isis. that is the major problem. >> they don't trust each other. >> there is the question of the kurds and that is very important. the fact that the sinjar offensive, there was not any sunni arab presence with the kurds to take that town. it is a problem. what are we going to do with the
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sunni? who will take over and invade mosul or liberate mosul as expected? we don't see troops put on the ground. if we want to defeat isis, this has to be done one way or the other. >> thank you very much. up next, the city of chicago is seeing demonstrations over the police killing of an african-american teenager. we will have reaction from the family's lawyer next. and the pope's message to the faithful on the first stop of his african tour.
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protesters crowded the streets of chicago for the second night over the shooting of a african-american teenager from a white police officer. the officer shooting laquan mcdonald 16 times. u.s. president obama shared his
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thoughts. he is grateful the protests in his hometown have remained peaceful. who was laquan mcdonald? >> reporter: when he was shot and killed more than a year ago, his death went by with little notice. the release of the dash cam video shows how the 17-year-old was gunned down by a police officer has propelled his case into the spotlight. >> my nephew shot in the back. 16 times. >> reporter: 16 shots. the phrase protesters have been chanting as they call for justice for the slain teen. mcdonald lived a hard life growing up on the south side of chicago. in december of 2000, he was taken from his mother and placed in foster care after negligent charges. mcdonald moved three times
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before being sent to live with his mother. his time in foster care wasn't over. at the age of 6, he was taken from his mother again after investigators find his mother's boyfriend abused him by leaving cuts, welts and bruises on his body. his life is stabilizing when he is placed with a great grandmother. at the age of 15, his great grandmother dies. just several months later, he is arrested for marijuana possession and spends four months in juvenile detention. five months later with pcp and knife in his hands, he was gunned down by officer van dyke. earlier this year, mcdonald's mother received a $5 million settlement from the city of chicago. and the release of the video showing mcdonald's death has led to first-degree murder charges
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for officer jason van dyke. >> the attorney for mcdonald's family says the video is clearly an indication that it was an unnecessary shooting. this is what he had to say when he thought about a cover-up by chicago police. >> i think that is the case here. you have a spokesman from the police union putting out a false narrative about the act of self defense. in fact, he was shot walking away. he wasn't threatening anybody. >> if you want to find out more about the new dashboard video that provoked an outcry, go to we are following the latest developments from the protests on the streets of chicago and the officer at the center of it all. pope francis celebrated a mass in kenya. his first ever in africa.
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♪ >> the vatican says this was to be the pope's largest event in kenya with more than 300,000 attend attendees. the trip highlights the issues in africa and up to 238% since 1980. after the hope leaves kenya on friday, he travels to uganda. he is expected to meet with the country's president, teachers and young people there. on friday, the pope heads to the african republican. one item on his agenda, a visit to a mosque. cnn's robyn kernow joins us with more. >> reporter: it was electricity phiing. t people are praising and dancing. he got a standing ovation. he was driving in his
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popemobile. yesterday, max, the pope took a four-door dark hyundai from the airport in nairobi and drove that in the vatican motorcade. most of the onlookers on the road waving as him could not believe that was the pope. i think that is part of his message. he is part of the people. his own vatican and he is out carrying to africa. he mentioned it in the speech. thinking about the need to look after the poorest and vulnerable. >> tell us about the trip to the mosque. >> reporter: the trip to the mosque, this is another one of his highlights of the journey. he is visiting kenya and uganda
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first. max, he met with leaders to talk about religious cohesion. he has always been focused on this religious cohesion. especially in kenya. uganda has well has fallen under the knife of al shabaab. he is talking about the need for peace and tolerance. of course, he goes to a very active conflict area, the most dangerous place that the pope is visiting. christians versus muslims. there was a surge in violence in the last three weeks. he will visit a mosque there and refugee camp. there are thousands of migrants crossing the mediterranean and
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europe as well. >> robyn in nairobi, thank you. we will be back with you during the amazing trip. when we come back, making their case, the leaders of britain and france set to argue for tougher action against isis amid a war of words with turkey and russia. we will meet a belgium imam teaching the true meaning of islam.
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world. i'm max foster in paris. pope francis held a mass in africa. more than 1 million people showed up for the historic moment. the pontiff called for dialogue and solidarity to deal with conflict and terrorism. kenya is the first leg of the three-country trip. the british prime minister david cameron will make his case for the coalition air strikes in syria. two days after turkey shot down a russian jet, russian agriculture ministry said products have repeatedly failed to meet russian standards. david cameron is prepared to talk to the parliament. british lawmakers approved raids in iraq two years ago. let's bring in cnn's phil black
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outside parliament. the argument being if you are bombing in iraq, you might as well bomb in syria from downings's street point of view. >> reporter: that is right, max. the british prime minister says if you take the fight to isis, take it to the heartland in syria. the british is part of the air campaign, but acts at the invitation of the iraqi government. no question of the legality of the question. that was an easy sell to the british parliament. syria, however, is more difficult. they have requested to take action in august of 2013, but it lost that vote. that was different. britain wanted to strike the syrian regime because of the chemical weapons. this is about isis. the british prime minister
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argued that britain needs to be part of the international coalition striking isis in syria. he doesn't need parliament approval. it is part of the convention going back to the original vote on the iraq war. the other legacy from iraq is the skepticism of the foreign ministry intervention. david cameron will try to overcome that skepticism that it is britain's responsibility to pick up its share of the fight because isis represents a threat here as well. the toughest part of the sell and the reason why a lot of british mps are not behind the action, air strikes are not enough alone. they want it articulated as part of a broader strategy to return syria to some form of peace and stabili stability. that will be david cameron's actions today.
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that will determine if parliament has a debate on this and the issue does actually go to a vote. >> you assume his party will back him, but the two main opposition leaders are against war effectively or against air strikes. do you think enough of their party members, though, might switch over to the cameron point of view? >> reporter: he needs a majority. he can't be certain of a majority from within his ranks alone. although his party holds a majority. it is not expected all will back him. he will be trying to persuade those opposition members. and really those members are the key targets of this debate or speech, if you like, attempt to persuade people today. that is what he will be seeking to do. he will look to do this with the speech and in the coming days,
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lobbying and persuading to use ministers to go to key members to get their support. secure the numbers. if he feels he's got that and he must believe he is close. once he's secure in the knowledge of the numbers, he will bring this issue to a vote here in parliament. probably as early as next week. max. >> phil, thank you. back with you as we get the details of that announcement. the russian agriculture ministry says turkish products have failed to meet russian standards. this comes two days after turkey shot down a russian fighter jet. sara lane is with the united services institute. she has spent time living in russia. it will hit turkey hard, the economic sanction. what is russia trying to achieve with this? >> it will take it hard, but it
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could hit russia hard if they start with energy sanction. economic ties with turkey and russia is strong. russia is sending a non military message to turkey in the wake of the downing of the russian aircraft. this has happened before. russia does this when it falls out with former partners in georgia and moldova as well. >> can we assume that russia has ruled out military action against turkey? >> you have also seen a build-up in syria from russia's military to fortify air defense capabilities. this is from russian perspective, this is for the protection against any potential hits, but raises tensions potentially because if there was
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any incident between turkey and russia, it would put nato in an awkward position. both sides have ruled out interests in escalating this. clearly, russia has moved its missile cruiser into the near syrian air base with air defense systems. clearly russia is responding on this. >> this is about to come up in conversation as president hollande visits vladimir putin today. president hollande meeting with president obama and david cameron and angela merkel. they discussed this between them. what message do you think president hollande can take from the west effectively to moscow to try to calm tensions down? because turkey being a nato member. >> i think ultimately hollande's
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message is we need to unite against da'ish. i think the message is that it is in no one's interest for this to become a side show in a complex situation in syria. the main objective hollande will stress is they are fighting terrorism in syria and to have a side war with turkey is an absolutely of no interest. they will try to get the conversation and objective clear and back on track in syria. >> he is trying to build a grand coalition against isis. trying to bring the u.s. and russia closer together and perhaps coordinate on the ground. does he have any chance of making that happen? >> you have seen greater cooperation with russia and france after the terrorist attacks that russian and france experienced. that is binding them together. russia's entry into the conflict. russia said it is very much on
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russia's terms. it has its own objectives and it will follow them. there is scope for further cooperation. it will become more difficult once objectives start to be achieved as to the future of syria. russia expressed desire to be at the forefront of the decision making process. >> president obama said there is no way he will consider working with russia unless russia commits to targeting isis positions in syria. that is something hollande will try to get through. that will be very difficult, more difficult following this incident involving the russia airplane. president putin will have greater result to carry out. his own strategy in syria. >> absolutely. i think that will include hitting the syrian turkman villages. russia said it will continue to conduct air strikes near the
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turkish borroweborrowe border. russia stepped up after the france attacks. the objective of russia is not just to hit isis, but bolster the syrian government by hitting other rebel groups as well. there is not much room from leverage from the u.s. side because of how hard russia has gone into syria with the air strikes and alliance with iranians and syrians. that will be a hard push. >> sara lain, thank you for joining us from london. now a state regional secretary in venezuela was killed in a rally on wednesday. less than two weeks before parliament election. according to the democratic action party, armed assailants shot and killed luis diaz. it is calling for an immediate investigation.
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up next, the imam teaching children away from isis.
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now the french president francois hollande takes a diplomatic push for a coalition against isis internationally. he welcomed the italian prime minister here to paris earlier today. after talk was angela merkel on wednesday. he has been busy. investigators are working to piece together the network of terrorists that carried out the paris attacks nearly two weeks ago. martin savidge reports. >> reporter: tonight with an international manhunt under way, new details about the second
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suspect. he was seen here with salah abdeslam shortly before the november 13th attacks. traveled to syria in 2014. like abdeslam, he was able to make his way back to europe undetected. a major concern for investigators. also tonight, new fears radicalized workers are infiltrating the french transportation system. concerns about airport employees with access to commercial airlines at france's two main airports. since january, 50 employees at charles de gaulle airport have been denied because they have been radicalized. some bus transportation systems have been denied women. one of the bataclan theater attackers was a bus driver since
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2012. and pounding targets inside syria and iraq continues. >> translator: there is no alternative. we have to destroy isis. >> reporter: martin savidge, cnn, paris. while france and belgium crackdown on jihadists, an imam is working to teach children about the true meaning of islam and committed to keeping their young minds from being radicalized. cnn has more. >> reporter: and people arrive and they will say allah. imam is teaching his usual after school class. today he is asking the children if what happened in paris is an islamic act. this boy refers to a verse in
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the koran. if you murder one person, it is if you kill all of humanity. imam runs a muslim values after school children for muslim children. since the attacks in paris, belgian jihadis played and this program has taken on a new role. >> especially through social media. >> reporter: he converted to islam 20 years ago. in the intervening two decades, belgium is ground zero for the terrorists in europe. the highest number joining isis. children as young as 9 and 10 are exposed to the jihadist thoughts and isis world view. >> some of the children you are working with, they will have
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older brothers who have gone to syria. how do you combat that? how do you stop a child following their brothers? >> i think what we try to do in general is to make a difference between this is your brother and this is the deed of your brother. >> reporter: he set up the after school classes. now he is moving to a new facility where he can accommodate 300 students. it has come at a price. >> you have been threatened by isis repeatedly. >> in the beginning, i stopped teaching. it is not something that is easy. in the end, if your goal is good, then it is worth it. it's too important. it is not just about me. >> reporter: the classes will
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continue in spite of the risks. the need here is greater than ever. >> i will raise children that think like me and we will keep going. >> reporter: nima elbagir, cnn. >> the terror alert in brussels remains at the all-time high. the alleged ringleader lived in molenbeek and this gentleman speaks out about it since he lives in the same area. >> and as information came through, it was related to me and it hurt a lot of the people that live there. >> well, kompany says sport can help the cultural divide in the
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country. check out our interview at 12:30 london time. up next, donald trump facing new criticism. this time mocking someone with a disability. we have video. make up your own mind next.
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donald trump seems to have dug himself a deeper hole as he tried to defend himself. the republican frontrunner is facing criticism for mocking a reporter with a disability. he claimed he saw thousands of muslims cheer at the world trade center towers downing. and one reporter debunked that claim. take a look. >> written by a nice reporter. now i don't know what i said. i don't remember. he's going, i don't remember. maybe that's what i said. this is 14 years ago. he can't print a retraction? >> that reporter he is talking
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about is sergei logeski. he works for "the new york times." he suffers from a condition that impairs his arms. they find outrageous that trump would ridicule his appearance. joining his campaign is his wife and daughters. mrs. trump stepped up to the microphone. >> good evening. isn't he is the best? he will be the best president ever. we love you. >> well, mrs. trump has previously stayed off his campaign. she wanted to be home for their 9-year-old son. the current u.s. president obama pardoned a turkey.
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the turkey was pardoned and it will live on a farm. the turkey, abe and also another turkey named honest. >> time flies. even if turkeys don't. >> that was good. >> i thought it was pretty good. >> even the u.s. astronauts will celebrate. men and women of the international space station will eat smoked turkey and candied yams. it is not prepared quite the same way. ♪ >> happy thanksgiving, everyone. >> i'm max foster in paris.
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thanks for joining us. "early start" is next for the u.s. viewers. for the rest of you, stay with us for "cnn newsroom."
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tensions rising between russia and turkey. new fallout after turkey shoots
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down the russian jet. breaking overnight. confrontation with protesters and police after the shooting of a black teenager. welcome to "early start." i'm boris sanchez. >> i'm alison kosik. tensions rising this morning after the russian air plane was shot down over turkish territory. russia responding against the turkish backed rebels. describing it as retaliatory bombing in the same area where the pilot went down on tuesday. the downing was no accident. turkey making a new policy backing up its claim the russian pilots were repeatedly warned with the audio recordings.
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take a listen. russia is strongly denying that claim. putting forward the rescued pilot. he told reporters, there were no warnings, not via the radio or visually. for the latest, let's bring in cnn's ian lee live in istanbul. ian, you have russia promising not to go to war over the downed fighter jet, but going after an area in syria where there are the turkey-backed rebels. what is russia's end game in all this? >> reporter: it really seems like, alison, that russia is going to punish turkey on their interests inside syria. this area in syria has ethnic turkman. this has been a sense an area which is sensitive for


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