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hello again. you're watching "cnn newsroom." welcome to our viewers in the u.s. and around the world. i'm natalie allen. here are the top stories we're watching right now. geneva, switzerland is on high alert as police search for suspects related to the paris attacks. according to a source, u.s. communications intercept show isis extremists discussed attacking three cities -- geneva, toronto in canada and chicago in the u.s. divers from the fbi are searching for evidence in a lake near last week's massacre in san bernardino.
the fbi won't say what they're looking for, but said this search could last for a few days. a u.s. jury has found a former oklahoma city officer guilty of rape. prosecutors said daniel holtzclaw preyed on and assaulted 13 women while on the job. the 29-year-old faces up to 200 years in prison when he is sentenced next month. the u.s. army sergeant held captive by the taliban for five years says he saw himself as the fictional movie assassin jason bourne. bowe bergdahl claims that's why he left his post back in 2009. the u.s. traded taliban prisoners for bergdahl's freedom, which outraged many americans at the time. here is more now from cnn's jake tapper. >> reporter: shortly after army sergeant bowe bergdahl left his post in afghanistan in 2009, he says the gravity of what he had done shocked him. >> 20 minutes out i'm going good
grief, i'm in over my head. suddenly this really starts to sink in that yeah, i really did something bad. well, not bad. but i really did something serious. >> reporter: for the first time since the obama administration controversially and possibly illegally traded the taliban five of their prisoners in exchange for bergdahl, a dramatic release captured on tape by taliban forces, the controversial figure explained why he left with filmmaker mark boal and the podcast cereal. bergdahl admits he left on his volition with a plan to return. it would create a crisis he says to draw attention to problems with his leadership. >> i was fully confident that when somebody finally took a look at the situation, and when people started investigating the situation, that people would understand that i was right. what was going on was a danger to the lives of the men in that company. >> reporter: bergdahl also says he wanted to show he was a super
soldier, like jason bourne. >> you know, all those guys out there who go to the movies and watch those movies, they all want to be that. but i wanted to prove that i was that. >> reporter: it was a decision he would relive during his next five years in taliban captivity. bergdahl, a 23-year-old private first class at the time wrapped his head in a scarf and walked away. bergdahl's former platoon mates scoff at his story, pointing out that the platoon was supposed to return to larger base later that day where bergdahl could have voiced any concerns. bergdahl says as a private first class, he would not have been taken seriously. but his platoon mates believe he put his fellow troops in danger with six of them killed in various missions afterward. >> i don't know if there is anyone who can prove that soldiers died on a directed mission to find bergdahl. however, every mission especially in the following two or more months, those were directed missions. everything after that, they were
still missions that were in search or bergdahl. >> reporter: bergdahl tells cereal after he left his post he looked for someone planting ieds whom he could track, but instead he got lost and in the morning he was spotted by a group of insurgents. >> they pulled up, and that was it. >> reporter: but they said you fought like crazy. >> no, i didn't. i'm not stupid enough to try and fight off -- all i had was a knife. i'm not stupid to try to knife a bunch of guys armed with ak-47s. >> reporter: and then the horror of a tiny dirt blackened room. >> just on the other side of that flimsy little wooden door that you could probably rip off the hinges is the entire world out there. and everything is beyond that door. i hate doors. >> reporter: jake tapper, cnn, washington. >> another former comrade of
bergdahl, josh quarter told cnn's jake tapper he is sick of talking about bergdahl. >> you're going to go out and be jason bourne and try and be a super soldier to prove who knows what to who knows who. you left your soldiers behind. you left your men behind, your brothers in arms behind. and he put them in the very real danger that he was claiming to try to get us out of. i see no change in the fact that he is deserting and possibly a traitor. >> i've heard from some of your teammates this is bergdahl trying to get famous, trying create a movie deal. do you resent him at all for doing this? >> i say in a lot of these interviews i do them to advocate for the families of the soldiers who were lost. and i say all the time that i would rather be doing this to talk about anything but bergdahl. because this is not how i like to be getting seen myself. i didn't want to be doing this kind of thing, to be, quote/unquote famous or known. i just wanted my brothers in
arms to be recognized and the soldiers who were lost to have some kind of closure for their families when we didn't know what bergdahl was doing. >> bowe bergdahl still faces a possible court-martial if found guilty, he could get life in prison. canada's prime minister welcomes some 160 syrian refugees into his country just a little while ago. justin trudeau told workers gathered at toronto's airport that the men, women and children are stepping off the plane in toronto as refugees, but walking out of the terminal as permanent canadian residents. the refugees took off thursday from the airport in beirut, lebanon on a canadian military plane. canada plans to take in 25,000 syrian refugees by the end of february. there are just a fraction of the millions fleeing conflict in syria and other middle eastern nations. we turn now to the u.s.
presidential race. while republican leaders continue to push back against donald trump and his comments about muslims, it seems voters who support him may still be on his side. a new nbc "wall street journal" survey finds 36% of republicans questioned oppose trump's proposal, but 42% favor it. 22% have no opinion. however, the poll shows 57% of all americans do not support trump's idea. and just 25% agree with it. 18% have no opinion or are not sure. donald trump's comments aren't going over too well for some of his business partners in the middle east. he has made millions in ventures there. john jenson takes a look at those who support the real estate mogul in dubai and those who want to dump trump. >> reporter: donald trump should feel right at home in dubai. both have built successful brands around being the biggest,
the best, and not shying away from bold statements. >> the job that dubai has done is amazing. >> reporter: but donald trump's latest statement this week -- >> for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. >> reporter: has left many in this muslim country outraged. >> he is racist, yes. >> reporter: in september when asked if he thought muslims posed a threat to the u.s., he said -- >> i love the muslims. i think they're great. >> reporter: and trump has made millions through his holdings in countries where islam is the main religion. but his latest comments may be a hit to his bottom line. at least two major dubai-based retailers pulled trump-branded items from their shelves. dubai property mogul, once a fan of the republican presidential candidate, says no longer. >> i think he damaged all his brand in all the muslim countries. >> reporter: not everyone, though, is ready to dump trump. just behind me is one of donald
trump's biggest business partnerships in dubai. it's a 42 million-square-foot luxury development that once complete will feature villas, a spa, and a golf course branded with the trump name. for now, at least, trump's ultra rich friends are standing by him. construction goes on. and as long as the trump brand has a home here, the republican front-runner seems to be unfazed by how his anti-muslims ban will impact his financial empire. >> what i'm doing now is far more important. and i'm talking about for the muslims. i'm doing good for the muslims. what i'm doing now is far more important than any particular business i have in the middle east. >> john jenson, cnn, dubai. something that has amazed the pundits about donald trump, and that's probably frustrating his rivals to no end is that he is still doing so well among some republican voters, despite the outrage and the controversy,
his base is staying with him. and only those supporters know why that really is. so cnn's alisyn camerota sat down with some of them in the u.s. state of connecticut and asked. here is part of her conversation. >> next topic, the truth. and donald trump's relationship with the truth. much has been made about how he exaggerates claims. but let's just talk about some of the examples of whether or not he was telling the truth. tony, i'll start with you. he said that on 9/11 there were thousands and thousands of people in new jersey celebrating. >> yes. >> that has been proven not to be true. >> i think what he actually said on 9/11, and, yes, like you rsey said, he saw thousands of people celebrating. but he didn't get into specifics. did he see it on tv celebrating? did he look out the window and see them celebrating? >> sure, but either way, there weren't thousands and thousands
of people celebrating in new jersey. >> it was a lot of people celebrating. in manhattan alone, there was over a dozen that was arrested because they were celebrating. >> reporter: people have made the point, polly, that eight people celebrating on a rooftop in new jersey is different than thousands and thousands. and in fact the attorney general for new jersey, the mayor of paterson, the police chief of jersey city said we were on guard. did not happen. are you comfortable with donald trump's relationship with the truth? >> i'm 100% comfortable with it. when san bernardino happened, it's the first terrorist attack on american soil since 9/11. let me tell you something. it brought back a lot of bad memories for all of us, okay. especially new yorkers. i'm a new yorker. i watched as those towers were coming down, okay. and 9/11 to me, i don't care about upsetting a few muslims or upsetting a few people, okay. because when i think of 9/11 every day, okay, i think of the firemen's faces, the looks on
their faces as they were running into the towers to save people, okay. they were rushing towards death, okay. and i think -- i think of all of the little boys and the little girls, okay, that lost their heroes that morning, their moms and their dads. i think of that, okay. that's where i care about. and that's what donald trump cares about. i think of all the wives and the moms and the dads that for probably weeks and months and years, or maybe even today are still crying themselves to sleep. that's what 9/11 means to us. so i could care less about a few muslims or a few people that are upset. i could care less about people saying they don't like donald trump's tone. we need a true leader in this country. and donald trump is that leader. >> so there you have it. the reasons behind -- the reasons that people are standing by trump. those that are. the #trump facts is trending on twitter, and they are tongue-in-cheek untruths penned
on the candidate. one of the most popular from ryan sampson who tweets the uk has become so radicalized that up to 10 million people a night tune into a soap named koran street. another shows queen elizabeth with the scarf on her head and even the british monarch is now forced to wear hi jab. and british people are forced to worship at mecca in their free time. but the humor might be lost in the u.s. republican front-runner. in britain, a petition to block donald trump from coming into the uk now has more than a half million signatures. that's more than enough for a committee to consider sending the motion to the house of commons for debate. how about that one? actor harrison ford is also giving trump a reality chick. he said he loved the way trump
stood up for america while playing james marshall in the film air force one. >> it's a movie. donald, it was a movie. it's not like this in real life. but how would you know? >> well, there is harrison ford giving a little bit of his feelings on the whole trump deal. well, even though he is talking trump, ford is very tight-lipped about something very important that we've all been waiting for so long. and that would be the new "star wars" movie. and everyone's favorite smuggler, scoundrel and hero. not even our isha sesay could get mr. ford to spill any of hans solo's secrets. >> chewy. we're home. >> as you say in the trailer,
"chewy, we're home", what it's like to be back? >> it's good to be home. it's good to be home. >> you've done so much since the original film. so much time has passed. but i wonder whether coming back to this character, whether it's almost like muscle memory? >> it is. part of it is that muscle memory. but you put on the clothes of the character. you remember the gait of the character, the swagger of the character. it all -- it comets back. it comes back. >> how has han changed? i know there is a lot you can't tell me. i imagine you would have to kill me. >> i'd have to tell you after i killed you. and then i'd want to kill myself. he is certainly 30 years older. there is no attempt to soften that blow. the story involves some of the changes in his -- in his understanding of the world. >> you're not going to leave without giving you a goodbye
kiss. >> are you ready for the latest round of fandom? >> you know, i'm delighted. i hope the film is successful as, you know, as it can be. i'm ready for whatever comes. >> and no regrets are coming back. i know in the past you have seemed a little -- >> i just thought at a certain point i thought when we were making the third film that we could -- we could make an interesting -- we had an interesting opportunity with the character who had always been cynical and a bit outside the story for him to sacrifice himself for the greater good for the -- for the benefit of the good side, for the light side as opposed to the dark side that he might lend some gravitas to the proceedings if he were to sacrifice himself. >> well, i'm personally pleased they never killed you off.
>> very grateful. thank you. >> harrison ford, thank you. >> thank you. >> best of luck with the film. >> i appreciate it. >> yes, it is finally here. and isha will be on the red carpet when the movie premiers in a few days. also look for more interviews with the cast here on cnn over the next few days. we're not going to let it go. we can't get enough of it. stay with us. more news coming right up. it's a fact. kind of like shopping hungry equals overshopping.
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well, it's not just the "star wars" mania season, it's also the kickoff of the hollywood awards season. with the announcement of the nominations for the golden globes. cnn's jeremy roth has the highlights. >> welcome to the nominations announcements for the 73rd annual golden globe awards. >> the stars got up early thursday to see who received golden globe nominations. the 1950s set drama "carol" received best drama, director and score. stars cate blanchett and rooney mara both got best actress nods.
alicia condor was nominated twice for "the danish girl" and ex-machinea. best comedy or musical and screenplay. speaking of best comedy, the martian was nominated in that category, leaving some scratching their heads. either way, the science fiction hit star matt damon earned a best actor and a comedy nod, and ridley scott earned a best director nomination. tom mccarthy for spotlight, george miller and alejandro gonzalez for the revenant. andenne zell washington will get the cecil b. demille award for his body of work. so what about the snubs? some big names didn't get a lot of recognition. steven spielberg was left off and johnny depp also came up short. you can see who comes out on top sunday, january 10th when comedian ricky gervais hosts the
73rd golden globes awards. i'm jeremy roth reporting. >> well, and just in time for christmas, a long lost disney film called "sleigh bells" is found. it will premier on saturday in london. and its discovery sounds like a hollywood screenplay. cnn's kellie morgan tells you about the predecessor to the world famous mickey mouse. ♪ >> for decades, unacknowledged and unaccounted for, tucked away among over a million film and television titles at the british film institute's national archive was the long lost disney film "sleigh bells." the six-minute silent film starring oswald the rabbit was spotted by a disney researcher at the institute placed its entire database online. the missing work identified as
one of the 26 oswald titles from the early 20th century is the original big-eared creation of walt disney. >> absolutely essential to the disney story you. could say possibly there wouldn't be a mickey mouse without oswald. what i think is really interesting if you do the kind of compare and contrast of oswald the lucky rabbit alongside mickey mouse, you see real similarities. you'll see a visual smile that is very much the beginning of the kind of shaping of mickey mouse. >> although the duration of the silent film isn't very long, its place in global cinema history is immeasurable. >> to be able to find a film that is such kind of key little story from when the history of world cinema. and i think the great thing about disney is we all feel we own it. it is the in the west most people's childhoods. we all have that involvement.
i think for us it's a particular thrill that it was something that we had in our archive. >> destined for the rubbish dump, it was being thrown away bay london film company. and had it not been added to the bfi's archive, it would have certainly been lost forever. even though preserved in specially cooled vaults, there is still a level of nervousness for archivers, opening something for the first time in years. >> when you -- we pull the can off the shelf, you're apprehensive because you really hope it is what you think it is. and then you start to unwind it, on to the wining bench and start to see some of the frames. you take out your magnifier, you look closer, and that's oswald. and that's when it's a relief because it is what you think it is. but there is something very difficult between rolling through a string of film and seeing that the minute differences frame by frame by frame, and suddenly everything is living on the big screen. and some ways relating that,
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a city on high alert. the investigation into the paris terror attack moves to switzerland. we'll have the latest on several new leads in a live report. also, a former u.s. soldier accused of desertion and causing the deaths of his comrades is the new star of a leading podcast. why bowe bergdahl's story on serial is reopening old wounds.
and if donald trump wants to keep muslims out of america, at least half a million britons want to keep him out of the uk. we'll have more on a petition circulating about donald trump. and hello and welcome to our viewer here is in the united states and around the world. this is "cnn newsroom" live from atlanta. i'm natalie allen. and thank you for joining us. our top story this hour, an increased terror alert in geneva, switzerland has that city on edge. police searching for five suspects linked to the paris attacks. we're also learning that u.s. intelligence provided swiss authorities with information about attacks plotted against switzerland and cities in the u.s. and canada. for more, let's turn to cnn's alexandra field. she is tracking these developments and has more for us from london. certainly the focus was on
paris, and then it was on belgium, and now it has turned to switzerland. what do you know, alexandria? >> right. this is really an international effort to ferret out anyone who could be connected to the network that perpetratored the attacks in paris. to that end, swiss officials don't have any confirmation that these suspects are actually on swiss territory, but the terror alert level has to be raised as they carry out investigations to try and track these suspects down. these interest people who are believed to return to europe after time with isis in syria. there also believed to be part of a network of a well-known isis recruiter who is believed to have recruited one of the attackers who carried out those attacks at the bataclan heater in paris. that's of course been of great concern to authorities. so they did go ahead and raise this alert level in switzerland, particularly in geneva, after the swiss authorities received information that communications among an extremist group had
been intercepted, and that extremists were talking about possibly carrying out attacks in geneva, toronto, and even chicago in the united states. swiss authorities also concerned given some new information that a close associate of saleh abdelsalam, the eighth paris attack at large today may have crossed into swiss territory. of course police are still searching for abdelsalam himself. but information about a known associate of his being in switzerland has of course forced official there's to take any potential threats even more seriously, natalie. >> and it shows the importance of these intercepts of communication. does this indicate, do we know, alexandria of any renewed cooperation between -- among all the countries that are trying to knock down these isis perpetrators? >> we know that there has to be intelligence sharing. you've seen this in the
aftermaths that there are a number of the attackers who had been in belgium and travelled to france and conversely authorities in belgium were looking for more people who were connected to the paris attacks. so what we know as far as this hunt for these suspects who could possibly be in switzerland is that it is not just being carried out by swiss authorities. french authorities are also heavily involved in this investigation, as well as other authorities. and frankly, there wouldn't be a hunt without the sharing of this intelligence from the u.s. so there is certainly underlying all of this the clear need for different powers and parties to be working together to share any information they could have about these suspects, natalie. >> well, we all know the name saleh abdelsalam. it will be interesting to see if they release the names of the other suspects they're now hunting for. thank you. we want to turn now to the california attacks. and the investigation has led to a lake. the fbi is searching a lake in san bernardino. it's closed to where syed rizwan
farook and tashfeen malik killed 14 people last week. agents say a tip sent them to the area. >> we did have a lead that indicated that the subjects came into this area. we're speaking specific evidence they're looking for. we're not going to discuss, we're simply saying we're seeking evidence. >> well, as officials try to understand the motivation and circumstances of the attack, the fbi is now learning more about syed rizwan farook and his associates. cnn's pamela brown has that part of the story. >> reporter: the investigators are now learning syed farook had direct ties to a radicaized group arrested in riverside, california three years ago. the fbi charged four men in 2012 with planning to blow up a u.s.
military base in afghanistan. but the fbi is only now learning farook was in the same social circle as the group's recruiter, sohiel kabir who was sentenced earlier this year to 25 years in prison. >> it shows there is a beginning a network that is emerging very slowly for law enforcement in the intelligence community folks. >> reporter: fbi interviews with syed farook's former neighbor and friend enrique marquez reveal the pair plotted a terrorist attack in california in 2012. the rest of the riverside group that same year may explain why they decided to abandon their plans. three years later, farook and his wife tashfeen malik did carry out an attack. >> the director did emphasize that we're not aware of any other components to this particular plot. in other words, co-conspirators that may still be out there that pose a risk to the public. that's obviously the first and foremost priority for the bureau. >> reporter: this picture shows the training event farook attended with coworkers before launching the massacre.
>> the subjects farook, first of syed. >> reporter: in a meeting with investigators, they say farook left behind a bag of explosives. >> the fact that the bomb didn't go off meant maybe he came back to finish the job. >> so again, the fbi now searching a lake in san bernardino. if anything is found that they talk about, we'll of course bring you that information. well, a former u.s. police officer faces up to 200 years in prison for raping women while on the job. jurors took four days to find this man, daniel holtzclaw guilty. the jury found the 29-year-old assaulted more than one dozen women in oklahoma city. prosecutors say he preyed on women in one low income neighborhood, telling them he would drop drug charges against them if they did not report the assaults. holtzclaw will be sentenced next month. in chicago, the calls
continue for the mayor to step down, and now an illinois state lawmaker has introduced a bill that could have rahm emanuel removed from office by a vote. voters have marched throughout the city the pastcouple of week, angry over police misconduct after officials released video of an officer shooting and killing a 17-year-old. cnn's martin savidge has this report. >> the protest has been going on now for over two hours. and although it was never huge, maybe 150 or so people, they march from the federal center to city hall. the message the same as other protests. that is, number one, mayor rahm emanuel has got to go. no longer are people talking about compromise. they say he must leave office. it also shows that the speech he made apparently didn't change the minds of many of these demonstrators. but they're also angry against their own police department. an anger that has been brewing
for some time. but with the videos that have come forward, showing what many believe are horrendous attacks of brutality and even some allege murder. this anger is now overflowing. and it's coming to the streets of downtown chicago. and it does disrupt the traffic and ironically, it is all protected by the very police that they criticized. the protesters say the mayor's got to go, and they won't stop until he does. martin savidge, cnn, chicago. ever since u.s. army sergeant bowe bergdahl was freed by the taliban last year, he has been at this center of controversy. bergdahl's parents led a campaign pressuring leaders for their son's release. the u.s. traded taliban prisoners for bergdahl's freedom, which outraged many americans. particularly soldiers. we've never heard from bergdahl himself until now. here is cnn's jim sciutto.
>> reporter: he was a prisoner of the taliban for five years. >> scared i won't be able to go home. >> reporter: and today in an interview aired on the serial podcast, we hear sergeant bowe bergdahl's account of his brutal activity for the first time. >> how do i explain to a person that just standing in an empty darkroom hurts. >> reporter: he said he was held in a room so dark he couldn't even see his hands. >> like you're standing there screaming in your mind. and you're standing in this blackened dirt room that's tiny. and just on the other side of that flimsy little wooden door that you could probably easily rip off the hinges is the entire world out there. >> reporter: bergdahl was captured after he walked off his small mountain outpost in western afghanistan. he says to draw attention to what he called leadership failure within his unit. >> all i was seeing was basically leadership failure to
the point that the lives of the guys standing next to me were literally from what i could see in danger of something seriously going wrong and somebody being killed. >> reporter: his idea was that his disappearance, which he planned to be only temporary would draw the attention of the entire armed forces to the problems. >> everybody is alerted. the cia is alerted. the navy is alerted. the marines are alerted. air force is alerted. not just army. >> reporter: but a mere 20 minutes after he left, he knew he had made a mistake. >> 20 minutes out, i'm going good grief, i'm in over my head. suddenly this really starts to sink in. >> reporter: his fears were quickly realized. >> the next morning was, you know, where i got myself screwed. >> reporter: within hours, bergdahl was surrounded by taliban fighters. his last moment of freedom for five years. >> bergdahl still faces a
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the climate summit in paris won't be wrapping up friday as planned. instead the final text of a compromise deal is to be delivered saturday morning. the goal of this massive conference cop 21 is to reach the first ever legally binding universal agreement on climate specifically on keeping global warming below 2 degrees celsius. that is important because environmental expert says if average global temperatures warm more than that, life on this planet will fundamentally change. community activists, world activists are demanding climate action. amanda starbuck is the climate and energy director of rain forest action network.
and she joints us from paris. we know there has been this last-minute delay. are you concerned about that, amanda, with all of the progress we heard coming out of this conference? >> hi, natalie. we're here in paris because we know we need to work together globally to reach the first ever binding agreement on climate change. this is a severe problem, and this is cop 21. it's taken 21 conferences to get this far. if it takes one more day to get that agreement, we're going to need to go there. but my biggest concern is that the agreement as currently stands is not going to go far enough. >> and what is it lacking? where does it fall down? >> so for the last two weeks, we've been hearing very ambitious statements for more than 180 leaders from all around the world. and we got to the point where we're now saying we know we need to limit global warming to below 1.5 degrees. now the problem is that the
different national commitments that have been put on the table that our leaders have brought to paris only really put us on track for 3 degrees of warming. we know we need to go much further. limiting to 1.5 degrees warmer, the difference there is it will literally save the lives of millions of people all around the world. so we need to raise the level of ambition. and we really need to raise the level of action too. >> for people that don't pay as close of attention to climate change, and as you know in the u.s., there is a lot of denial on climate change. and everyone there in paris is fighting for this. so when you say fundamental change it will happen, and so many millions of lives affected, give us specific examples. >> one of the things that has really struck home to me this week here in paris is meeting people from every corner of the world who are here to talk about how climate change is directly impacting their lives. i have been especially moved to hear if people like president
tom, leader of kiribas. a very small nation in the south pacific. for him if warming goes above 1 funny 5 degrees, his nation will disappear under water. people like him, people from the maldiv maldives, they're here for the survival of their impeople. we're seeing more floods, more droughts more, extreme storms. everybody who comes here has more specific examples of how warming is going to affect them. >> and certainly your organization works so hard on fighting deforestation. and a some people may be surprised to hear that despite your good efforts, so much of the rain forest are still going. how does that impact global warming. >> well, deforestation is a critical issue when we talk about climate change. right now deforestation is responsible for about a fifth of climate change, global warming emissions around the world.
and we have discovered through decades and decades of evidence that the best way that we can keep forests standing, and therefore have a really significant impact on solving climate change is to protect the rights of the communities, the people that are living in the forests. so we have been here this week, joining efforts, saying that it's critical that part of the climate agreement contains a strong commitment to human rights and a strong commitment to indigenous rights. equally, we think it's incredibly important that this climate agreement spells out the real need to keep fossil fuels in the ground. fossil fuels, burning coal, oil and gas, they're responsible for more than 40% of climate change emissions. and it's worrying right now that the climate change agreement does not explicitly reference fossil fuels. we would like to see leaders like obama, going back to nations around the world committing to keep fossil fuels in the ground and a commitment to clean, renewable energy that will protect our people and environment too. >> thank you for joining us,
amanda starbuck with rain forest action network. thank you. well, experts say the effects of global warming are felt more strongly in some parts of the world than others. for example, some scientists say rising seas as we just heard from amanda may wipe out the marshall islands if temperatures rise more than 2 degrees above preindustrial levels. that's why people living on the front lines of climate change are trying their best to call for action. >> in my community, we're already seeing increases in climate devastation. >> we have the floods. we have the drouts. we have the diseases. >> you don't know how big the ocean is until you go to the marshall islands. >> ever since i was born in 1997, we lost roughly about 100 feet of land. >> the greatest floods that harmed thousands of homes in colorado and displaced a lot of people. and the worst wildfire we ever saw. >> reporter: before it might be, you know, just some water on the
shore. but now every single time there is a high tide in a king tide, it causes major damage to the point where seawalls are destroyed. >> my house was washed away. >> my uncle norman went out hunting. the ice wasn't formed where he fell through, and that cost him his life. >> i'm worried for my children. because the life that we are living now is not the life that we had when i was growing up. >> i refuse to give up. i refuse to have to leave. >> each and every one of us has a responsibility to protect the world around us. this is our only home. >> i hope that my daughter's granddaughter and her granddaughter can come back home and know where their island is. >> action needs to be taken today before every community is a front lines community. >> if you think that climate change will happen in the future, it's not.
it's happening right now. it is affecting my hometown in alaska. >> at the end of the day, this doesn't just affect us. it affects the whole world. if we save our island, i believe that we can save the world. >> and it does affect the whole world. we're all connected and to find more about that, you can go to our website. a special section looks at the huge impact that this small change in warming can bring. and you can take a quiz to see how much you know about climate change and how it could affect you in the future. and for example, you can find out on our website why beef is so awful for the global climate. also, you tell us what you want to see us cover. what are issues that you still don't quite understand. it's all at cnn.com/2 degrees. pollution computer models are indicating that smog blanketing beijing could be drifting towards japan there is another example of how smog and
filling the air with noxious fumes affects not just beijing, it's moving elsewhere. >> that's right. >> derek van dam is here. >> it's about humans' interaction with the climate system, going back to climate change. global warming. all of these things have effects with the world weather patterns, including what is happening in northeast china particularly. we've been discussing the thick layer of smog that has blanketed beijing lately. well, natalie, some computer models shows that noxious gas moving across the sea of japan and potentially impacting the mainland of japan. let me highlight something for you. this is a satellite image from nasa. that gray murky color there is actually the smog starting to creep back into the southern suburbs of beijing. that is cloud cover there in the white. but if we overlay the wind profile, you can see these little streamlines that are bringing the smog or the potential of bringing the smog toward mainland japan.
fortunately, there is the a large storm system that is churning up the atmosphere. really dispersing these noxious particulates that formed over northeast china. and it's also the same storm system has not only been responsible for dispersing this pollution, but also for some record setting rainfall across mainland japan. in fact, wettest 24-hour period in month of december for kochi and similar totals across the rest of mainland japan. look at fukushima. 244 millimeters of rain in a 24-hour period. global climate change. i'll leave that up to you. certainly one thing is for sure. our weather patterns are connected. and it's all connected by what is called the jet stream. this is that strong layer of upper-level winds that in the northern hemisphere at least moves our storm system from west to east. we're seeing this almost a direct tie from storm systems from japan, all the way to the pacific northwest. and we have been discussing the heavy rain that has caused flooding for u.s. state of washington. we had two extremely rare tornadoes there.
and along with these storm systems, it's really picking up the waves across the pacific. 20 to 30-foot waves. some of that swell is making it to the north shore of oahu. and surfers are taking advantage of that across the u.s. state of hawaii. we've got the pipeline masters taking place. take a look at some of the footage coming out of hawaii at the moment. this is, well, the pipeline masters. and this is what i like to see, natalie. love showcasing. some of the biggest swells they are riding right now. take a look at these guys taking off. terrifying. >> look at that. are there any women in there? thinking the men's competition. there is a world title. >> we're talking about climate change. it's the ecofriendly. >> throw in a flip of my surfboard too. no problem. >> that guy is amazing. you've been there and you watch them. >> i have seen it. it's incredible. dangerous, but incredible. >> all right, thanks, derek. thanks for ending on that. chipper. all right.
hello again. you're watching "cnn newsroom" live from atlanta. and welcome to our viewer here is in the u.s. and around the world. i'm natalie allen. here are our top stories right now. geneva, switzerland is on heightened alert as police search for five suspects related to the paris attack. a source says u.s. intelligence intercepted communications of a
group of extremists discussing plans to attack geneva, chicago, and toronto in canada. it's believed those individuals are connected to isis. police divers are searching for evidence in a lake near last week's massacre in san bernardino, california in which a heavily armed husband and wife killed 14 people. the fbi won't say what they are looking for, but said the search could last days. a former oklahoma city police officer. that's him there in the middle, faces up to 200 years in prison after a jury found daniel holtzclaw guilty of raping 13 women while on the job. prosecutors say holtz claw told the victims he would get their drug charges dropped if they didn't report the assaults. while republican leaders continue to push back against donald trump and his comments against muslim, it seems many of that party's voters may still be on his side.
a poll released thursday shows 42% of republicans support his proposal to ban muslims from entering the u.s., although most americans are against it. political correspondent sara murray has more on the numbers from portsmouth, new hampshire. >> reporter: donald trump still looming large over the gop field. >> i'm 20 points up. i'm way up on everybody. >> reporter: leading nationwide, even as republicans remain divided over trump's controversial plan to ban muslims from coming to the u.s. a new "wall street journal" nbc news poll shows 38% of primary voters approved the proposal, while 39% oppose it. among all americans, nearly 6 in 10 oppose the plan. the front-runner showing staying power as he faces a bipartisan backlash. >> the group that is not criticizing me is the public. the public agrees with what i said. >> reporter: his supporters, some of whom took part in a
conversation with cnn, remain steadfast. >> so i could care less about a few muslims or a few people that are upset. i could care less about people saying that they don't like donald trump's tone, okay. we need a true leader in this country. and donald trump is that leader. >> reporter: but trump's rivals continue to line up in opposition. some subtle -- >> i'm going to support the republican nominee. and i believe the republican nominee is going to be someone that can win the general election. and i don't believe donald can. >> reporter: others more direct. >> president obama's strategy is a miserable failure. the only thing worse than obama's policies is donald trump's policies. >> reporter: south carolina senator lindsey graham unleashing a stinging critique today in new hampshire. >> i would rather lose without him than try to win with him if he keeps doing what he is doing. there is no shame in losing an election. the shame comes when you lose your honor. >> reporter: and in the face of
backlash from world leaders, trump is cancelling a trip to israel, tweeting i have decided to postpone my trip to israel and to schedule my meeting with netanyahu at a later date, after i become president of the u.s. that's after israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu released a statement rejecting trump's comments on muslims. and as a petition to block trump from the united kingdom swells to nearly half a million signature, trump tweeted the united kingdom is trying hard to disguise their massive muslim problem. there are signs his brash rhetoric is costing him in other ways. one of his middle east partners is now pulling trump branded products from its shelves. while they didn't necessarily agree with all of the detail of his plan to bar muslims from coming to the u.s., they're still sticking by him. and at an event in portsmouth, trump referenced the plan only briefly, saying we can't afford to be so politically correct. and it's time to take a closer
look at the visa system. sara murray, cnn, portsmouth, new hampshire. >> meantime, trump received a new endorsement from a police union in new hampshire on the same day he made a big announcement about police killers. randi kaye has that. >> reporter: members of the new england police benevolent association showing support for donald trump in new hampshire, despite the growing list of his inflammatory remarks. >> does any of that concern you? >> i think what concerns me is for my members, we have a president of the united states who has no respect for law enforcement officers. that's the problem right now. >> reporter: retired police officer jerry flynn once met with trump in his office in new york city. >> found him to be very charming, to be honest with you. >> reporter: charming is not a word you hear a lot when you're talking about donald trump. what the you make of his style? >> i think he is what he is. he is a very successful businessman. he is somebody who obviously can poke the bear. and he has done that pretty well.
>> reporter: so well, in fact, that there is a growing panic among some in his party he could win the nomination. but because of his inflammatory remarks about latinos, women, and now muslims, many say he wouldn't stand a chance in a general election. >> you're not at all concerned about him being the nominee? >> no, i want him to be the nominee. i want him to be president of the united states. >> reporter: johnny arnold also thinks trump could take democrat hillary clinton in a matchup. >> when it comes to the immigration, when it comes to debt, when it comes to defending our country, i feel like he is stronger than she is. >> reporter: despite what some republicans are saying, no one here told us tonight they thought trump was hurting his party. >> he is trying to make america great again. and i think he is doing it his way on his own the way he would work in business. >> reporter: and you think that's playing well in the party, not driving people away from the party? >> i think it's playing well with the public. and the party, i guess that will be determined at the
conversation. >> reporter: and about that new york sometimes cbs poll showing that among all registered voter, 40% say a trump presidency scares them. does a donald trump presidency scare you? >> not at all. and i'll tell you why. it's because i noticed when it comes to a lot of presidents, they don't know how to say no. and that height be a basic answer to tell you, but i feel he has so much fire in him. if we were to be attacked, for example, he knows how to say no. >> reporter: meanwhile, with so in critics inside the gop, trump is floating the idea of running as a third party candidate and independent. and according to a usa today poll, 68% of his supporters say they would go with him. >> would you consider crossing party lines to vote for donald trump? >> i'll leave you with this. ronald reagan said it best. i didn't leave the democratic party. the democratic party left me. >> all right. i'll take that as a yes. the main theme i heard tonight was trust. these folks here really trust donald trump. they believe that he has their back. you heard from them over and over that he loves the police,
that if he is ever elected president, that if a police officer is shot and killed in the line of duty, that whoever did that would get the death penalty. he would make sure of that. this group really believes that donald trump is misunderstood, that he really does love america and care for america, which is probably why they endorsed him tonight. they believe that because he is a businessman, he also understands them and understands labor unions as well. not everyone here, though, was thrilled about seeing donald trump. there were protesters both inside and outside. one man screaming very loudly inside the hotel where donald trump was speaking be brave, dump trump. randi kaye, cnn, portsmouth, new hampshire. >> and the #trump facts is trending on twitter, and they are tongue-in-cheek untruths pinned on the candidate. suspect have become so radicalized, they now call themselves koran koran.
#trump fax. and look at this. he writes the wearing of the british hijab is now compulsory amongst men. also #trump fax. and jack tindale tweeted a picture of queen elizabeth saying british muslims have forced the queen to wear a hijab. #trump facts. cnn's sara murray mentioned critics in britain have launched a petition to block him from coming into the uk. it now has more than half a million signatures. that's more than enough for a committee to consider sending the motion to the house of commons for debate. canada's prime minister gave a warm welcome to the first plainful of syrian refugees to land in toronto. more than 160 syrians arrived by military plane just a few hours ago from lebanon. prime minister justin trudeau helped some children get into winter coats. after saying the migrants would become legal residents as soon
as they left the terminal. this is just the first major arrival of 25,000 refugees canada says it will admit by the end of february. well, it's been done for decades in humans. now scientists have seven reasons to celebrate what they say is a major breakthrough the first ever litter of test tube puppies. that's next. also ahead, the story behind the porsche once owned by raspy voiced rocker janice joplin which just matched auction estimates. we'll give you the sale price. , but ended up nowhere. now i use this. the nicoderm cq patch, with unique extended release technology, helps prevent the urge to smoke all day. i want this time to be my last time. that's why i choose nicoderm cq.
well, one of the most famous athletes in bangladesh is accused of abusing his adolescent houseworker. the legal case comes amid scrutiny of the plight of children working as domestic helpers in the country. cnn freedom project spoke exclusively with 11-year-old happy, who is now free. monica kapoor has her story. >> reporter: this is dhaka. 14 million people live here crammed into 125 square miles. slums and skyscrapers exist side by side. this is the part you see. some things you don't. >> i used to clean the house, clean the dish, cut the vegetables, wash the clothe, and do other small jobs. >> reporter: maids, many just young children toiling away in the homes of the rich.
mafusa, nickname happy, is 11 years old. deserted by her parents, she lived with her grandmother. they needed money so her grandmother got her a job as a maid. she worked in this man's house. he is a well-known bangladeshi cricket player. happy says he and his wife abused her. >> translator: they hit me everywhere, all over my body. they scratched me and slapped my face. >> reporter: she tells me she had no freedom, that her employers would keep a close eye on her during the day, and she says at night they would make her sleep in the bathroom and lock the door from outside. >> translator: i thought i was trapped as a slave to them for the rest of my life. >> reporter: she says she often thought of escaping. one day she says she took a chance. >> translator: they hit me more than usual that day. when i saw the door open, i ran out of the house.
i couldn't run. i was limping. i was in so much pain. i thought it's better to beg on the street than be in that house. >> reporter: one local journalist found her crying on the side of a road, bruised, a black eye, multiple broken bones. >> if you see her face when we rescue, when we saw in that center. you cannot even believe it is possible. >> reporter: this is a leading women's right activist. she and happy agreed to talk to us at the shelter ali runs. she says the case caught attention because it involved a famous employer. hussein and his wife were charged with child repression and employing a minor. he remains in custody. the wife is out on bail on humanitarian grounds. hussein's lawyer says he is innocent and that he wasn't home the day happy ran away. the lawyer refused to comment on
behalf of the wife. bangladesh is full of children hired as domestic helpers, and many of them are abused. poor and desperate for money, approximately 421,000 children work as domestic help. alli says many are abused by what she calls their masters. >> you use the word master a lot. that makes it sound like this is a form of slavery. >> yes, this is form of slavery. they have no freedom. they have no childhood. >> reporter: happy is starting over at the shelter. doing what she says she thought was impossible, enjoying her childhood with friends, freedom, and laughter. malika kapoor, cnn. affordable renters insurance. with great coverage it protects my personal belongings should they get damaged, stolen or destroyed. [doorbell] uh, excuse me. delivery.
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important because it could lead to saving endangered species and possibly preventing disease. with more, here is cnn's alexandra field from london. >> reporter: a big breakthrough for science? seven small puppies, all made with a help of scientists from new york and the smithsonian institution. they say the first ever litter of ivf puppies could change the future for all dogs and maybe even humans. it's been nearly 40 years since the first human baby was born through ivf. the whole world seemed to watch when baby louise brown arrived in 1978 with the help of british fertility pioneers. >> i am now handing the baby to dr. edwards. >> reporter: some wondered what ivf would bring. today experts estimate because of it more than 5 million babies have been born. here now we're trying to take a very complex technique a step
sideways into other species. >> reporter: caroline orgo from the university of surrey says exploring the possibilities of animal invitro started decades ago. back in the '60 there's were successful cases of rabbit ivf. then successes with lambs, calves, pigs, now pups. >> so we have seven normal happy healthy puppies. >> reporter: what is the difference with dogs? the team of scientists behind the litter say the canine reproductive system is different than other mammals. that has made the process difficult. their success could have significant impacts. from one day preserving endanger dog species like the african painted dog to eventually preventing certain diseases in dogs. and maybe even uncovering information about dogs' best friend. >> yes, i like you too. >> reporter: the team's research shows dogs and humans share 350 inheritable disorders and traits, twice the number humans share with any other species. that's why some species believe puppy ivf could be key to
eliminating diseases for both. >> the exciting new techniques of gene editing give us the potential of being able to go back to these very, very early beginnings of life to correct the genetic abnormalities that we're finding in association with disease and the potential for that is huge. >> reporter: which means there are more than seven reasons researchers consider this a success. alexandra field, cnn, london. well, this psychedelic porsche that was once a big piece of janice joplin's heart fetched a lot more at auction than expected. someone snagged the rocker's beloved 1964 car for $1.7 million. thursday night. the custom-painted car was expected to go for a maximum of $600,000. peter valdez has the story behind the groovy car and its legendary owner. ♪
>> reporter: the history of the universe. that's the story that winds around this 1964 porsche 356 in screaming color. complicated, completely original and totally mesmerizing. a lot like its owner, in fact. look, there she is. janice joplin. 1968 was the year janice and her band big brother and the holding company released cheap thrills. it was the album that would make her a star with hits like summertime. ♪ don't you cry >> reporter: it was also the year she bought this used porsche. the car was off-white, the color of canvas. so she asked her roadie to paint it. something that would stand out, just the way she did. make no mistake. she drove this car every day, all over san francisco, up and down california, right up until the day she died in 1970 at a
hotel in hollywood. when friends and fans heard rumors of her death, the colorful porsche parked in the garage was the grim confirmation. today the car underneath this paint job moves on. it happens to be among the most desirable porsches of its time. the high performance 356 c model. it's a quick and responsive little car. actually, i grew up with cars like this. my father raced them. i recognize the look of the interior and the smells and sound of that air-cooled porsche engine. the fact that this car happened to be owned and driven by a music legend just makes it even more special. peace, love, porsche. >> what car. what a rocker. thanks for joining us on "cnn newsroom." i'm natalie allen. viewers in the u.s. stay with us for early start. for everyone else, another hour of "cnn newsroom" with andrew stevens in hong kong. but ende.
donald trump building on his already commanding lead in the race for president. but a new poll could show problems for the republican frontrunner. and were the san bernardino shooters planning a bigger attack? new information surfacing as investigators search the bottom of the lake for clues. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm alison kosik. >> i'm christine romans. fear of terror boosting donald trump in the