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after the big freeze, the big cleanup operation. the eastern u.s. gets ready to start the workweek after a whiteout of historic proportions. the one week to go until the iowa caucuses, clinton and sanders ramp up their battle of experience versus change. and want to buy dinner but don't want to leave the house? there are apps for that. what about wanting to buy dinner for someone in desperate need? there's an app for that too, and you're about to get the details. a big welcome to our viewers in the u.s. and those of you watching around the world. it's just me, errol barnett,
kicking after -- off your week. >> a winter storm has moved on from the eastern u.s., but officials warn the danger isn't over. freezing is likely in states that saw know. record snowfalls in six states and it left at least 15 people dead. new york central park, got the second highest total in nearly 150 years. you can see the footage. the long island railroad system will reopen some of its tracks on monday. the storm also caused several coastal along the new jersey shoreline. in washington yarks officia -- officials are urging people to stay indoors and off the roads. limited airline flights as crews dig out the runways. and jennifer gray reports,
melting and freezing also likely there. >> reporter: in the nation's capital, it could not be more quiet. we have schools closed today. we have city government as well as federal government offices closed today. and it's going to stay that way, i believe, for the next day or so. d.c. is normally a very busy place, as you know, but all of this snow coming at once has really got the city at a hand still. we had more than 28 imnches of snow around dulles. and reagan had more than 17. that ranked dulles as the second snowiest storm on record and reagan at number four. there were plows out here all night clearing the streets. even some of the downtown streets still haven't really had a chance to get plowed. maybe one lane but not both. and so that's why all the schools are closed today as well as the government offices. it's going to take quite a while. when you have roads in the downtown area that still need to
be plowed, imagine how the residential areas look with the streets. still a lot of snow. also a little bit of melting going on on sunday, temperatures above freezing. a lot of sun shine, and so the roads are going to be very, very slick this morning if people try to get out and about. the mayor has urged people to stay indoors for another day, and unfortunately, it looks like we're going to have the same melting and refreezing going on many nights throughout the week. so it may take some time to get d.c. back on its feet. back to you. >> all right. jennifer gray bundled up and reporting there. a little to the north and across pennsylvania, the blizzard left hundreds of drivers stranded on a major highway for almost an entire day. the city of philadelphia has ended the snow emergency. sara has more on the cleanup efforts there in the state. >> the pennsylvania turnpike commissioner apologizing after what he calls a tragic
situation. motorists stuck on a 7-mile stretch of a turnpike for almost 24 hours when no one could pass through the roads. a review of the situation underway as the cleanup continues across the state. in i don't recollecyork, pennsy airport hanger roof collapsed. the state receiving anywhere between 20 and 30 inches in some areas. in philadelphia, schools remain closed on the monday as officials continue the cleanup putting the snow into dump trucks and hauling it to snow melters to get rid of the snow. kids cooped up inside all weekend enjoying a release of the energy sliding down the steps here in the philadelphia museum of arts. enjoying the aftermath of the snow storm, the blizzard we now know was the fourth largest storm on record here in
philadelphia. back to you. all right. our thanks to sara for that report. pedram javaheri joins us to talk about what comes next. you warned us this was going to happen. you pinpointed it almost perfectly. what's the forecast for the next week? as monday gets going, people should be concerned with ice. >> the ice is there, and what's amazing is the melting is not going to be there fast. looking at the numbers, it takes three consecutive degrees of 50 degrees to melt two to four inches. there's 30 inches on the ground. this could take weeks or months to melt this off. buildings and shade, the sun is not going to be interacting with the snow much. that's a concern. we'll break down what's transpired. think about alaska, the first snow in anchorage picked up about 29.8 inches of snow. new york has outdone them. look at gnome, alaska compared
to baltimore, beating their seasonal snowfall totals. take a look at the perspective of the northeast united states. the pink to the purple, about 360 square clokilometers. if you're watching from germany, japan, roughly the size of the land areas of those two countries. at least a foot of snow on the ground from the storm system. look at the major airports. several thousand cancellations. you could see why when you're putting this over a densely populated area. number two at central park. .1 inch shy of the all-time snowiest storm there. washington d.c., above freezing at 41 on tuesday. cools off a little bit but still above freezing and then up to almost 50. again, not going to be warm enough for significant melting to take place across washington and in new york. the reason we touch on this is because you have to keep in mind with snow, it's what we call
reflective. the sun's income radiation coming in and it's reflected into the atmosphere. the snow hangs out for a very long time. in boston last year, we had snow into may, even june before it all melted. and that's really what's concerning. now, as the snow gets dirty or dirt from the roads on there, it gets darker and melts more rapidly. at this point, it doesn't look like it's going to melt quickly. and some of the overnight temperatures will be low enough to freeze it. >> let's see in georgia your driveway was frozen over. >> there's not much you can do. if you can put salt down the night before, it's the best precaution. >> jordan, that happened to him. they're going to have to hunker
down. thanks a lot. see you soon. millions of people in parts of asia are facing a historic cold snap of their own. this is the view above east china. streets there covered in snow. off the mainland, hong kong had the coldest day in 59 years. out of character for the typically subtropical climate. and the drop in temperatures proved deadly in taiwan where at least 85 people died of hypothermia or heart issues from the frigid conditions. the chill really being felt all over the continent. matt rivers joins us with details. the deaths in taiwan attributed to the cold weather snap is staggering. why is it so high for what should be more of a nuisance, not nothing fatal? >> well, this weather is highly unusual. especially in a place like taiwan that typically has mild temperatures throughout the winter. you mention the total of 85. that's at least 85 deaths
according to state media that can be attributed in some way to the cold weather. we know most of the people that were reported dead were of an older age. they were elderly people. that can have a part. the important thing to remember is that taiwan, most of the houses on the island don't have central heating. it doesn't get cold enough there to warrant that kind of infrastructuin, and payoff th because of that, many would be unprepared. many people on the island unprepared for the extreme cold that came in over the weekend. >> and, matt, this weather is forecast to hang around for a few more days. how is the government handling transit across the country? that can be a big challenge. >> reporter: absolutely, especially around this time of year. here in china right now would be the time of the largest annual human migration during what's called the chinese lunar new
year when millions and millions of chinese people go home for the holiday season. the lunar new year starts on february 8th. people start traveling through february 8th and then after that coming home. so this is a very busy travel season. what we saw over if weekend, because of this cold weather, especially in the eastern and southern regions of the country, we saw a travel nightmare. we saw lots and lots of flight delays. we saw train travel get cancelled, and even highways were shut down here in china. oftentimes instead of plowing, they shut them down. that created quite the nightmare over the weekend. as for the next couple of days, if government is hoping things will get a little bit better. while temperatures are supposed to remain cold, we are not going to see the kind of snow, the kind of blizzard-like conditions we saw over the weekend, and so because of that, hopefully while there will still be a lot of people travel, hopefully they'll be able to move through the cold weather now that there's no snow
involved. >> one more cold spot i want to mention. there's tens and thousands of people stranded at the international airport in south korea. what do we know about their predicament? >> reporter: they were stranded at a very popular tourist island near south korea. what we're told by south korean officials is that those people are now being able to leave that airport. they were stranded there for several days because of the snow and the heavy winds that we saw in that region. there was upwards of 90,000 people that were affected by their flight getting cancelled over the past several days. it was within the last several hours that airport has reopened. perhaps some light at the end of the tunnel for the tens of thousands of airline passengers that had their flights cancelled over the weekend. >> yeah. pretty incredible weekend. so many where you are. matt rivers live for us in
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is both symbolic and strategically significant. photographs show syrian troops inside the village of rbir as they entered it. it was the final town to be retaken by government forces. they are hoping to start earnest international talks to end the conflict. they are mired in diversity and conflict. the u.s. and russia disagree on which opposition factions will sit at the table and some groups refuse to even attend until russian halts the air strikes. the u.s. secretary of state says he's optimistic the talks will go forward. >> ongoing political instability has also allowed islamist militants to gain a foothold in egypt. an isis attack killed nine people in cairo, and the hopes for democracy have faded with crack downs on dissent.
amnesty international says egypt is in a human rights crisis of huge proportions. >> reporter: arab leaders quaked at the sight of millions of egyptians demanding a better life. that was 18 days in 2011. the masses returned to do it again in 2013. shortly after, the new government cracked down. police arrested yousef during a protest, charged with threatening national security, he says. we were concealing the university student's identity. he's afraid for his safety. they electrocuted me with two wires to the chest and the back. my torturer said the electricity was weak. plug it into the ac. it sent me and the two guys holding me back. >> reporter: he languished in prison for over a year. how did you deal with the torture? >> i cried hard. i felt extremely weak, impotent,
and crushed. i broke a piece of glass and felt i wanted to end all this. i wanted to die. >> reporter: we can't independently verify yousef's story, but egyptian human rights lawyers say his is not unique. >> they use extreme force, violence, torture violations and prisons and especially in police stations. it's gone up on the rise. >> one report detailed police abuse in 2015. in it nearly 500 people died in police custody. 700 cays of torture documented. >> in a leadup to the anniversary of the revolution, activists say the government is cracking down on any perceived threats including making arrests as well as raiding cultural centers and private homes. >> there's a deliberate attempt to send a message to anyone who would consider protesting. it won't be tolerated in. >> the minister of interior
defended things as legal on state tv. >> questions are being raised about practices. well, they are necessary because of the reality we live in. we are facing a ferocious wave of terrorism that egypt hasn't witnessed in modern history. >> reporter: among the wave of terrorism, isis in egypt has killed over 1,000 people, including hundreds of civilians. but yousef sees the government's tactics as counterproductive. >> reporter: the government gives the terrorist organizations a kiss of life. the youth join the groups as a result of pressure and terror. >> reporter: five years on, for many the hope has been replaced by despair. ian lee, cnn, cairo. pregnant women are being urged by health officials to delay travel to brazil and other countries because of a dangerous virus. now reowe is taking action to stop the virus before it hosts the summer olympics in six months. more details on that coming up.
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minimize risks. leading up to the games and during both the olympic games and the para olympic games, they'll be inspecting the venues to make sure there's no standing water. that's the breeding ground for the mosquitos that transmit the virus. rio hasn't been the focal point of the virus. that's been more in the northeast of the country. they're hopeful with the games coming in august, that's the dryer, cooler months here in brazil, that that will help minimize risks. this has been a serious issue here in brazil. while the zika virus cropped up last year and didn't set off any alarm bells, a few months later when doctors noticed that there was a huge spike in birth defects, something called microcephaly where babies have development issues and small
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i'm errol barnett. hoping your day or evening is going well. here's an update on the top stories we're following for you right now. across the eastern u.s., meteorologists say refreezing is likely in states that saw snow during the major blizzard over the weekend. the storm killed at least 15 people. officials are urging people to stay off the roads as crews work to clear the snow. the cold waves sweeping across asia turned deadly in taiwan. at least 85 people died from the
storm. hong kong had the coldest day in almost 60 years and the mainland is feeling the deep chill as well. california authorities are looking for at least inmates on the run right now after breaking out from a maximum security jail. officials say the men are dangerous and have charges that include kidnapping and murder. there's a $50,000 reward for information leading to their capture. the u.s. secretary of state is in lauo. he plans to press china and call on other asian countries to show unity. thai and malaysian officials are looking into a large piece of debris that washed ashore off the coast of tieland. a fisherman found it on friday. the debris hasn't been identified yet, but some officials say it could be from missing malaysia flight 370.
others say it doesn't look like it's from a plane. >> reporter: the team and i have just arrived. it is incredibly dark. we want to give you a first look at this debris that's washed ashore. it was floating and local fisherman brought it in. let me fgive you a closer look. there is wiring. if we follow it all the way around, you can see how large this piece is. we think it's roughly around three meters wide, at least two and a half meters tall. it's taller at the other end. it's kind of like less wide at the bottom than at the top. i want to show you these. these are incredibly important. they're barnacles. now, these are obviously growing from the sea. now, when i covered the discovery of the flapper on that now know to have belonged to mh 370, ocean yanic experts told me
that these can give a lot of information. how long has this piece been in the water, and potentially, where exactly in the ocean does it come from or has it been to? now, what else are they lookin for? they're looking for numbers. we haven't seen any serial numbers, but there are a number of different numbers on this. 323. let me bring you down here. 307. 308. there are circular pieces. a lot of nuts and bolts, and these are also important. let me wring you down here and show you these rivets. experts tell me that rivets are used on a boing 777, but on the inside of the frame, not on the external side of the fuselage. some experts are debating if this belongs to any aircraft.
where m are saying it could be from a rocket. that is for experts to determine. the director of the aviation authority in malaysia tells me he's sending a team of four people here. they will travel down to southern tielahailand at first light. they'll be joined by others and air inves gators from the royal thai air force. it's important not to speculate. the family members and the loved ones of those on mh 370, over 200 people who went missing, won't want ambiguity. they want certainty. it's going to be a long night of wanting for them. on the eastern coast of southern tieland. -- thailand.
in the wake of the massive influx of migrants and refugees into europe. european ministers are set to meet to consider emergency measures that would extend border controls. germany has become home to more than 1 million asylum seekers. a new year's eve attack on hundreds of women has deepened fears of a backlash. >> reporter: police have described what happened at the cologne train station on new year's eve as a new dimension on crime by a mob of north african men. germany's federal police was an arabic term. he says this is a new phenomenon for germany, and we're very concerned. we know of this phenomenon from egypt. mass sexual assault happening in large crowds, he says. it is not a game, anybody who commits assaults like this must
be arrest and brought to police regardless. anyone whether german nationals or refugees. this is exactly what a 48-year-old refugee feared would happen. some people were waiting for something like this to happen, he tells us j something that puts refugees in a bad light. we'll do our best to prove to others that most refugees are not bad. he and his family were among the 1 million asylum seekers in the last year. initially germany welcomed refugees. but national polls she germans dissatisfied with the policies. 70% now believe more crime is coming. this man, a kurdish refugee who has lived in germany for the last 14 years, introduced us to understand how the assaults and the backlash will impact refugees. >> reporter: the son-in-law believes the assaults were less
about culture, more about the disrespect for law and order brought with them. >> translator: there was no law in places like syria, he says. some who came to germany grew up like this and don't want to know anything in this new place. but they must realize there are laws and they have to abide by the laws. everybody has rights here but also responsibilities, he says. >> reporter: the assaults have galvanized anti-immigration groups, attacks on refugees and migrants have also increased, but yousef is not afraid. >> translator: no, i'm not afraid. definitely not. because the people i met with in the last four months, i've seen were good and full of respect. >> reporter: small groups have come to lay messages and
flowers, but even the refugee coordinator admits it will take time. >> translator: i'm a very positive person. i think we have reduced people's rej diss against refugees, i can understand people who feel if you offer to take care of someone and they betray you, it's natural to be sad and very disappointed. >> reporter: time to rebuild trust between residents and refugees who are here to stay. you will want to stay tuned all week. cnn is bringing europe's migrant crisis into sharp focus. for months we've been following the path of thousands upon thousands of people, many fleeing war in syria. at first countries like austria extended a warm welcome. a harsh winter finds attitudes cooling, and we're seeing evidence of a backlash. next hour, a report on a controversial vote in denmark.
that measure would result in some refugees possessions being seized to help pay care for them. you'll hear from syrian refugees in jordan who are languishing in limbo. that's a focus on the migrant crisis all this week only on cnn international. syria's civil yar has created a desperate situation with hundreds and thousands at risk of starving. earlier this month the united nations said it received credible reports of people dying of starvation. the syrian government has allowed aid convoys into madaya. refugees have a new hope. the world food program is supporting an app that gives you a chance to help as well. watch. >> i want to start with good news. we, all of us, are ending global hunger. the not so good news is that as
of today, still one in nine people don't have enough to eat. i am part of the team that builds an app to address this problem. we built a smart phone app, share the meal. think of the situation. you have your smart phone with you and may be reading the news or e-mails. now there's a button, and if you press that, you share your meal with a child that has nothing to eat. >> pretty straightforward joining me now is the ceo joining us live from london this morning. thank you for your time today and for joining us. since last year, when we first interviewed you, share the meal successfully fed children in jordan. and now you want to replicate this for expectant mothers in syria.
there are challenges with trying to conduct this. there's an ongoing civil war. what did you learn the first time around and how are you planning on making this effort work this time around? >> yes. first of all, thank you very much for having me again. when we spoke the last time about two months ago, we just started providing food to the 20,000 children north of jordan. s since then. so many people downloaded the app and shared so many meals that we're now able to provide food to all of these children for an entire year, and as you were saying, we're now moving onto actually helping in another place. that is in syria, and we are targeting pregnant women and their babies and providing vital nutrition to them and we hope that the share the meal community helps them to provide them with the food that they
need for an entire year again. >> now, people will see this and think it's a no-brainer. those who want to do something to help those in need. but they might be suspicious. what do you say to those watching. they may feel september cal that $0.50, which i understand is the average people can pay, but that that would pay and make a difference. how do you convince people that it gets to the people in need? just explain how a $0.50 click becomes a meal for someone. >> yeah. absolutely. i think we're all touched. your audience and our team in berlin and in munich and rome, we're touched by the videos and pictures we see on cnn of the children starving. most recently in the context of mada madaya. i think a couple of straightforward points in regard to effectiveness and efficiency. the united nations world food program has an overhead of 10%. that means that 90% of the funds
that people provide actually go into the operations to feed and provide food to the system we're trying to target. in regard to $0.50 or the respective local currency where the users are, i mean, i think it's important to understand that this is obviously an average. some cases it will be a bit more expensive. in other cases it's cheaper. some people are suffering from severe hunger. others are suffering from maybe not as severe, moderate hunger, but it is the total cost. it also includes the monitoring to make sure that the food as the intended effect, and i think what's also important, the app never really touches the money, but it goes to the united nations world food program which organizes the distribution and
also these control amerimechani. >> before you launched this app, you worked with the world food program. how much of a challenge was it to get the world food program to innovate like this? it takes a lot of coordination on many levels. >> well, i think the wonderful thing is that we all see that hunger, every year, hunger is actually decreasing and fewer and fewer people are suffering from hunger. within the united nations system, there is this group of people that are very much thinking about how we can accelerate this progress, and the united nations world food program has an innovation division, and that's what these people are thinking about and how to accelerate the progress of reducing hunger and how to end it until 2013 which is our big goal, and i think the united nations has very much understood that we need to innovate, and i
believe personally that they're doing an amazing job, and i believe there will be amazing things coming out of this innovation division. >> it's that belief that has you working hard and has so many people downloading the share the meal app. folks can head to share the meal.org or head to the app store on many of the various devices. we appreciate you coming in and speaking with us about it. the ceo. and we wish you the best of luck. thanks for your time today. still to come for you here on "cnn newsroom." days before the iowa caucuses, bernie sanders fights claims of inexperience as hillary clinton appeals for support informal you'll hear from both of them, next. and launching a music career with social media and word of mouth. details on that coming up. fes where you can savor 2 of 7 new and classic creations on one plate for $15.99. and bold flavors ghost pepper bbq shrimp and savory maple-and-bacon shrimp are to good to last,
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are still making up their minds. >> it remind me, very much of what happened here in iowa eight years ago. remember that? eight years ago obama was being attacked for everything. his ideas were pie in the sky. he did not have tex appearance that was needed. but you know what? people of iowa saw through those attacks then, and they're going to see through those attacks again. >> i know some of you are still shopping. i like to shop too. i hope during the course of this afternoon we can convince some of you to talk to my volunteers and organizers on the way out and sign up. sign a commit to caucus card. sign to do some of the shifts of work that we need to really gear up for the caucus next monday.
but i don't expect you to just see me and decide. i want to tell you why. why the stakes in this election are so high, and we have to start to move toward nominating and electing a president and commander in chief who will continue to progress we've made, make sure it is not ripped away forcing us to once again be disappointed. >> one week before the state of iowa casts ballots in the nation's first caucus. the democratic candidates will go face to face with voters there. they'll do it here. that's tuesday at 2:00 a.m. for those of you watching in landon. 3 a.m. central european time. please stay tuned. next hour i speak with josh rogen about how the candidates are selling themselves to
voters. now on the republican side, donald trump is leading the latest iowa polls. while his rivals go after voters, the republican front runner is going after them. jerry mcdiamond as the latest. >> reporter: donald trump delivering his typical speech with eight days to go before the iowa caucuses. before heading to the rally, he attended church services sunday morning. obviously important here in the state of iowa where voters are a key part of the electorate. he attended and headed over her where he remarks on attending the services. talked about how they were discussing humility and wonders if that was directed to him. of course donald trump hitting his rivals talking about ted cruz being packed by oil money and talking about his position on phasing out the oil mandate. talking about how the it's
unfavorable to the economy in iowa. and going after jeb bush, he talked about how jeb bush should get out of the race. a week out from the iowa caucuses, it remains to be seen if he can turn out his supporters in the droves that are needed for him to secure a victory next monday. but, of course, he has a strong team in place here in iowa. they have been pretty hush hush about the strategy that they are using to make sure they get that victory, and they are relying on a lot of first-time caucus voters. it remains to be seen if they can turn the people out. they're putting in their best effort. we'll have the results in a week. >> sarah palin's endorsement of trump caught quite a bit of attention. many found her speech, well, rather strange. but that's just fodder for tina fey who has taken on palin many times before. not even a snow storm could stop her from parodying palin again.
brian stelter gives you a look at the latest late night bit. >> reporter: the blizzard could not stop saturday night live. broadway shut down but nbc kept the show going, and tina fey was back playing sarah palin, mocking the endorsement from earlier in the week. here are the highlights or the low lights from the coat open. >> i'm here because we americans are struggling. so many of us have lost our jobs at the factory or our reality shows about alaska, and we've seen our own children targeted by the police for no reason other than they committed some crimes. we turn on the news every morning, and are shocked to see we're not even on it, because we've been replaced by immigrants. i'm here for all you teachers and teamsters.
you farmers and charmers. whether you're a mom or two broke girls or three men and a baby, or a rock and roller, holy roller pushing stroller, probowler with an abscessed molar. >> she's a fire cracker. she's a real pistol. she's crazy, isn't she? [ screaming ] >> thank you, iowa. god bless some of the united states of america. >> now, no matter what you think about the liberal tendencies of the writers, they were touching on something with the last line, the god bless part of the u.s. it gets to how polarized the country sometimes seeps to be. if you like democrats getting secured, you might like snl two weeks from now. larry david will be hosting on february 6th. people have loved or hated his
impersonation of sanders. >> all right, brian. thanks very much for that. some of what tina fey was run, but about half of the skit was what sarah palin actually said which i don't think is as funny. thanks so much for joining me this hour, everyone. i'm errol barnett. you can always connect with me on twitter. keep it funny if you like. i'm back next hour with live reports from denmark, china, egypt and more. grab some tea and stay with me. plaque psoriasis e most of my life. but that hasn't stopped me from modeling. my doctor told me about stelara® it helps keep my skin clearer. with only 4 doses a year after 2 starter doses... ...stelara® helps me be in season. stelara® may lower your ability to fight infections and increase your risk of infections. some serious infections require hospitalization. before starting stelara® your doctor should test for tuberculosis. stelara® may increase your risk of cancer. always tell your doctor if you have any sign of infection, have had cancer, or if you develop any new skin growths.
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closed for business, the u.s. capital struggles to dig out after a record-breaking snow storm paralyzes large parts of the eastern seaboard. also a migrant clap down. denmark joins a list of european nations looking to discourage the flow of migrants. and the outsiders surge to the top in iowa with just seven days until the first votes in the u.s. presidential election. a big welcome to our viewers here in the united states and those of you watching all around the world. great to have you with me. i'm errol barnett. this is "cnn newsroom."
>> washington is in a virtual standstill following a winter storm over the weekend. the snow has stopped falling over the u.s. capital, but the mayor there is still urging people to stay indoors as crews clear off the roads. government offices and schools in the city will be closed monday. the blizzard dumped record snowfalls in six states and left at least 15 people dead. there are limited airline flights out of washington monday. both dulles and reagan airports say they will reopen at least one runway. and a cnn meteorologist jennifer gray reports refreezing is likely, and it may take a while for washington to get back on its feet. >> in the nation's capital, it could not be more quiet. we have schools cloudsed and city government as well as federal government offices closed today, and it's going to stay that way, i believe, for the next day or so. d.c. is normally a very busy
place, as you know, but all of this snow coming at once has really got the city at a standstill. we had more than 28 inches of snow around dulles and reagan had more than 17. that ranks dulles at the second snowiest storm on record and reagan at number four. we had plows out all night clearing the streets. even some of the downtown streets haven't been plowed. maybe one lane but not both. that's why the schools are closed as well as the government offices. when you have roads in the downtown that still need to be plowed, imagine how the residential areas look with those streets still a lot of snow. also a little bit of melting going on on sunday. temperatures above freezing. we had a lot of sun shine. so the roads are going to be very slick this morning if people try to get out and about. the mayor has urged people to stay indoors for another day,
and unfortunately, it looks like we're going to have that same melting and refreezing going on many nights throughout the week. so it may take some time to get d.c. back on its feet. and in new york, life is slowly returning to normal. take a look at some of the footage from up there. crews working to clear out snow. the long island railroad system sustained damage during the storm and reopen some of the tracks monday. many parts of asia are dealing with a severe cold snap of their own. the fallout has been disastrous in taiwan where many homes don't have central heating. at least 85 people have died of hypothermia or heart trouble in the suddenly frigid conditions. hong kong wasn't spared. sunday was the coldest day there in 59 years.
we'll have more on the deep chill hitting asia later this hour. now to europe's migrant crisis. eu ministers will meet on monday to consider suspending the system of free movement and reinstate internal borders. if approved, the temporary border controls could be in place for two years. france's interior minister is vowing to maintain order after dozens of migrants stormed a ferry bound for the uk. this happened over the weekend. police arrested 35 people and removed migrants from the ship. hundreds of people had protested living conditions in a refugee camp nicknamed the jung the on the outskirts of the city. >> lawmakers in denmark are considering moving migrants to outside cities. they have been criticized for the proposals including using
refugee's valuables to pay for their stay in the country. twitt switzerland and germany have similar policies. we are joined by arwa to discuss this. there have been shifting attitudes, especially in the wake of the attacks, but even before that, some european states struggled with the financial cost of receiving refugees. but they worry new confiscation measures could fuel fear. what are they? >> reporter: well, these appear to be measures that denmark is highly likely to be undertaking. that bill is going to be voted on tomorrow. but all expectations are that it is going to pass. the bottom line is that this is very much geared toward sending a clear message to those who might be seeking asylum here. that message is simple.
do not come. a couple of things in this bill. what is most glaring and being focussed on at this point is that danish authorities will be able to seize money and valuables that don't have sentimental value, but are of a cost of around $1500 or above. but what a lot of aid and humanitarian organizations are saying beyond the humiliation of having your bag searched an your valuables and your money taken off of you is the impact of some of the other measures in this bill. for example, family reunification. it used to be a process that one could begin after being in denmark for a year. that now, airlierrol, is going extended to three years. imagine if you're a syrian or iraqi or from afghanistan, your family is still back home facing the threats of war. you have to wait three years to begin the process of applying to bring them here.
another point to bring up that is also in this bill is that in the past the refugee had to prove that they would benefit from coming to denmark. under this new bill, the refugee is going to have to prove that they have what is being called integration potential. now, all of this is, of course, causing a lot of criticism to be directed at denmark. this current bill to be debated and voted on tomorrow is a watered down version of the original bill, but a lot of humanitarian organizations, the united nations, amnesty international, is really calling this a degrading, a basic violation of individuals, refugees, human rights, but also, errol, interestingly, and lawmakers are very well aware of this, elements of this bill, themselves, might actually be in violation of eu law.
> >> all of that very enlightening. i guess if i understand, denmark possibly bending to international pressure will allow exemptions for sentimental items like wedding rings. here's the thing. it and switzerland enjoy some of the highest gdps in the world. 13,000 refugees arrived there 30,000 in switzerland. how much of a strain is that putting on finances of a wealthy country? >> reporter: well, look, those who are trying to push the bill through are basically arguing that denmark is a welfare state and those coming in should have to abide by the same laws as danish citizens. and if they can afford to pay for their state, then they should be expected to do so. the issue is that even if an individual has a certain amount of money when they do come here, that tends to be pretty much everything that they have in life. and if you really look into the
language of this bill, it's convoluted and difficult to decipher, and this isn't necessarily about denmark's wealth as it is more about and lawmakers who support the bill will say this, they don't necessarily want to have to deal with this massive influx of refugees from the middle east and from various different african states. and denmark is coming from a lot of criticism coming from a country that was known as welcoming. to one that is increasingly seeming to be trying to's late and protect only itself and not those in need. >> many saying this is about europe's moral come pass, and this debate is changing that somewhat. thank you so much. in the past year alone, germany has become home to more than one million asylum seekers.
as atika schubert reports, the attacks on hundreds of women have raised attentions and growing fears of a backlash against all migrants. >> reporter: police have described what happened at the cologne train station on new year's eve as a new dimension of crime. by a mob of north african men. germany's federal police use an arabic term. he says this is a new phenomenon for germany, and we're very concerned. we know of it from egypt. mass sexual assault happening in large crowds, he says. it is not a game, anybody who commits assaults like this must be arrested. no matter their situation. this is exactly what a 48-year-old syrian refugee had feared would happen. >> translator: some people were waiting for something like this
to happen, something that puts refugees in a bad light. we'll do our best to prove that most refugees are not bad. >> reporter: this man and his family were among the asylum seekers in the last year. initially germany publicly welcomed refugees. now germans are increasingly dissatisfied with the policies. 70% now believe more crime is coming. a kurdish refugee who has lived in germany for the last 14 years introduced us to this family to you said how the new year's eve assaults and the backlash will impact refugees. the son-in-law believes the assaults were less about culture, more about the disrespect for law and order brought with them. >> translator: there was no law in places like syria, he says. some who came to germany grow up like this and don't want to know anything in this new place but
refugees must realize that there are laws in germany, and they have to abide by the laws. everybody has rights here, but also responsibilities. >> reporter: the assaults have galvanized anti-immigration groups, attacks on refugees and migrants have also increased but the son, yousef, is not afraid. >> translator: no, i'm not afraid. definitely not. because the people i met within the last four months i've seen were good people, full of respect. >> reporter: small groups have come too to the leave messages, but even the refugee coordiator admits it will take time. >> translator: i'm a very positive person. i think we have reduced people's rej diss against refugees but i can understand people who feel if you invite someone to your home, offer to take care of them
and then this person betrays you, it's natural to be sad and very disappointed. >> reporter: time to rebuild trust between residents and refugees who are here to stay. cnn, cologne. and cnn will have special coverage of europe and the attempts to create new ways to tackle the migrant crisis all week here on cnn. please stay tuned for that. now the matchup for america's biggest sporting event is now set. the panthers will face the broncos in super bowl 50. cam newton and the panthers trouns the cardinals on sunday. it was painful for me to watch. putting up 49 points. hours earlier the broncos escaped a nail biter. peyton manning narrowly beat tom brady. the super bowl will be february 7th in california.
zblrch zblrchts a troubling video from isis. what it says about the paris attacks and who they may be targeting next. also, the failed promise of democracy five years after the beginning of egypt's uprising. and later, an election wild card. a former mayor of new york city makes an already unpredictable race even crazier.
joe biden says the united states and turkey are willing to use their militaries to clear isis from syria. that is if the damascus government and the rebels can't reach a political settlement. he made the comments over the weekend. the next round of syria peace talks were scheduled to begin today but have been delayed. >> we know it would be better if we could reach a political solution, but we're prepared if that not possible to make, to have a military solution to this operation. and taking out daesh. syrian troops and rationals are
now back in control in latakia. >> it's about eight miles from the turkish border and has been a stronghold of support for bashar al assad. there's a gruesome video out from isis. nine of the terrorists from the paris attacks give their final statements. the video implies that great britain could be next as an isis target. and in it, nine terrorists behead and shoot hostages. cnn international's nick robertson joins us with more on the video. nick, isis obviously taking time to produce this video, designed to be horrific with the beheadings and threatening with what was said. what did he learn about the
paris attackers? >> this is typical of isis. they have a major terror attack and try to, if you will, get more pr value out of it by preshooting interviews with those par the tticipants and attackers. the it's a 17-minute slickly produced video. it uses a lot of news footage of that night, and it features all the attackers according to video. and they all give statements on camera, threatening attacks in different ways. there are two that people to be quite specific to paris. one of the attackers threatens to attack the at the foot of the eiffel tower. the other one in a gruesome clip says that soon this on the -- the brutal executions, the type of brutal executions we've seen isis manufacture and do before.
this was particularly bad, the speeches, a given, next to the victims, and then the executions. but what they do at the end of this video is then play some video footage of the house of commons here in britain, debating whether or not britain should begin air strikes in syria and saying that all those that attack muslims in syria could face j essentially, a similar attack like paris. this is, if you will, a coded threat to britain that they could be next in these line of attacks. >> and what do we know about the hostages beheaded in the video? was there much we learned about who they were, exactly? >> reporter: it's horrible. you have to say that looking at this. they seem to be quite simply extras in a public relations propaganda of isis. there seems to be no value in
these executions other than to or the tr portray these people who carry out the things as jeihadiists. there they were with these these hostages, brutally executing them. there's little we learn about them. >> a skewed view of the world. nick live for us in london. tha thanks, nick. there have been no direct flights tweeb irbetween iran an u.s. talks are underway in resuchling the flights, and they hope it will happen in the near future. they are updating the aging fleet. the u.s., the u.n., and the eu recently lifted long-standing international sanctions against tehran. five years ago today,
protesters launched egypt's uprising. the promise of democracy has faded with ongoing crack downs on dissent. we are joined live from cairo with more on this anniversary. and the events of five years ago triggered a political and social volatility that continues to this day. people typically rally to mark such anniversaries. what can we expect to see? >> well, errol, it's pretty quiet here today. there were some calls for protests by some members of the muslim brotherhood. those so far haven't materialized. other political you groups and opposition groups haven't called for protests today. despite that the government has been cracking down. >> reporter: arab leaders quaked at the site of millions of egyptians at the square, a force for change, demanding a better life.
that was 18 days in 2011. the masses returned to do it again in 2013. shortly after, the new government cracked down. police arrested yousef during a protest charged with threatening national security, he says. we're concealing the university student's identity. he's afraid for his safety. they electrocuted me in the chest and the back. i was screaming in pain. my torturer said it was weak. pluck it into the ac. it sebt nt me back a few meters. >> reporter: he languished in prison for over a year. how did you deal with the torture? >> i cried hard. i felt extremely weak, impotent, and crushed. i broke a piece of glass and felt i wanted to end all this. i wanted to die. >> reporter: cnn can't independently verify the story, but others say his is not unique. >> extreme violence, torture
violations and especially in police stations it's on the rise. >> reporter: one report detailed police abuse in 2015. in it nearly 500 people died in police custody. 700 cases of torture documented. in the leadup to the anniversary of the revolution, the government is cracking down on any perceived threats, including making arrests as well as raiding culture centers and private homes. >> there's an athe tempt to send a message to anyone who will consider protesting. >> reporter: egypt's minister of interior defended the tactics as legal on state tv. >> translator: questions are being raised about practices that violate human rights. they're necessary because of the reality we live in. we're facing a ferocious wave of terrorism that egypt hasn't witnessed in modern history. >> reporter: isis in egypt has killed over 1,000 people,
including hundreds of civilians. but yousef sees the government's tactics as counterproductive. >> the government gives the terrorist organizations a kiss of life. the youth join these groups as a result of the government's oppression and terror. they don't give the young people a way to vent their anger. >> reporter: five years on, for many, the hope that be replaced by despair. errol, talking to human rights lawyers, asking them what -- to compare right now to the days before the revolution, and they say this is the worst it's ever been. it's worse than the days in mubarak, the repression, and people took to the square for three things, bread, freedom, and social justice, and many of those things just still haven't been delivered on. . >> ian live for us in cairo. ian, thanks. thai and ma laslaysian offis
are investigating a piece of debris. some officials think it could be from missing from mh 370. others say it doesn't even look like part of a plane. officials are urging calm as they try to determine exactly what it is. major airports in the eastern u.s. are back up following the massive blizzard over the weekend. hundreds of flights are still being cancelled. we'll take a look at the travel headaches that may lie ahead for you. also the iowa caucuses are days ahead. we'll show you how some of the candidates are appealing to voters before the ballots are cast.
a big welcome back to those of you watching in the starts and all around the world. this is "cnn newsroom." i'm errol barnett. it's our last half hour together. isis has released a video that claims to show nine of the men behind the november terror attacks in paris. it shows the miefinal messages suggests that britain may be a future isis target. in the latest effort to cope with the migrant crisis, leaders will meet. temporary border checks could last up to two years. government offices and schools are closed monday as crews dig out piles of snow. water from the melting snow could now refreeze and the mayor is urging people to stay indoors
and off the roads. the storm dumped record snowfall in six states and left at least 15 people dead. thousands of flights cancelled because of the weather. hundreds more grounded on monday. major airports have resumed flights in a limited capacity. >> reporter: good news for people trying to get in and out of the washington d.c. area. flight operations have resumed both at reagan national as well as dulles. although there will only be a limited number of flights on monday. of course, yesterday we saw new york city, philadelphia, and baltimore, those airports resumed a limited number of flights as well. now, i spoke with several of the airlines. they say they were able to rebook many of these passengers but everyone will not be able to get to their destination on monday. it will take the airlines quite some time before they can get everyone where they need to go from friday all the way through
now. more than 12,000 cancellations. it will take some patience on behalf of the passengers. people will get to where they need to get to, but it'll take time. reporting from reagan national airport, rene marsh, cnn. >> many parts of asia are dealing with their cold wave. taiwan has suffered some of the worse conditions. at least 5 peopl85 people have . officials are urging people to stay inside to avoid hypothermia. matt rivers joins us to discuss it. where you are, there are liunar new year celebrations coming up. how is transit impacted? >> reporter: it's already been impacted because of the cold weather and because of the upcoming lunar new year. it's a huge holiday in china
with millions and million of chinese people going home. the holiday itself doesn't start until february 8th, but the travel period officially started over this past week. because of that, you saw a lot of delays due to this cold weather, specifically in the southern and eastern parts of the country. there was sleet and because of that, many people get home by train for lunar new year. there were multiple tracks closed down at least temporarily, and also highways were shut down in these regions of the country. traditionally here, most times the government will just shut down the highways instead of trying to fix it. because of that, cars get diverted to side roads that aren't equipped to handle that volume. and when you throw in the weather, it's a nightmare, and then airports all across the country were delayed. many flights delayed this weekend. >> it seems as this so many places were taken by surprise by this weather.
those 85 deaths in taiwan, that's staggering. that's attributed to this. why is the number so high? >> reporter: well, i think part of the reason is that the region doesn't typically deal with this kind of weather. most of the homes in taiwan are not equipped with central heating. they just have to use electric appliances in order to heat their homes. i think many of the people that died over the weekend were, perhaps, just unprepared for the weather, despite the fact that the temperatures were forecast. this is not something that taiwan typically deals with or is equipped to deal with with their existing infrastructure. >> matt rivers live for us. thank you so much. pedram javaheri joins us now from the international weather center to discuss this. pedram, where did this cold snap come from. and where is it going? >> it's called the siberian
express. it has to do with the high pressure. the typically air flow around this part of the world is clock wise in an area of high pressure. you get the air that comes out of portions of mongolia and siberia. you get a northerly flow that collapses farther south. 10 to 15 degrees celsius below what is considered normal. you see the images. and the waves battered the coastline. the cameras getting images of things they've never seen before. some of the observations brought snow down to places we've never seen before. you have to go down toward areas of okinawa, they've been keeping weather records here since the near 1901. they've never seen snowfall on this island. they saw it for the first time in 115 years. further north, first snowfall in 50 years of recordkeeping across
that region. you work toward china, hong kong, lowest temperature on sunday. that's the coldest temperature since 1957, all time coldest is zero celsius. record temperatures also coldest since 2001. hong kong, observation right there, taipei, also 10 degrees below what is considered normal. things rebound rapidly the next couple of days. look at beijing warming up to above normal which is two for this time of year before it drops off a little and then rebounds. and hong kong from the three, it warms up rapidly up to above average temperatures wednesday and thursday. wet weather but still a mild trend. a far cry across parts of the united states where we had impressive snowfall coming down as well with cold temperatures. some of the scenes across new york city looking like this as well with the melt that is going to be very slow across the northeast u.s. as well. >> folks around the world digging out of a cold situation
today. we wish them the best of luck. thanks a lot. >> if you're watching from california, you'll want to know that the search is on for three fugitive inmates who broke out of a maximum security jail on friday. you see them here. they are described as dangerous. they have charges that include torture and murder. the jailbreak began when the inmates cut through a steel grate. >> i can't go into too much detail other than to say that the initial breach of security, the photo i provided got them into the plumbing tunnel. they moved through and ultimately ended up on the roof in an unsecure area of the roof where they got to the ground. the fugitives may have been gone for 16 hours before anyone noticed. that gave them a huge head start. authorities are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to their recapture. former new york city mayor could have his sights set on the
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donald trump is welcoming a potential challenger and slamming his rivals one week from the iowa caucuses. after attending church services in the state on sunday, where the theme was humility, trump spoke out against the possible presidential run by michael bloomberg. the republican front runner also hit one of his favorite targets, jeb bush. >> i'd love to have him because i love the competition. jeb bush, here's a guy who spent close to $100 million.
the polls coming out this morning, he went down. he's down at the bottom. the it's time to give up, jeb. it's time to give up. >> thank you all. god bless you. >> hillary clinton also went to church appealing to voters in cedar rapids, and clinton and bernie sanders reacted to the possibility of boomberg running for president has an independent on nbc's meet the press, sunday. >> he's a good friend of mine, and i'm going to do the best i can to make sure that i get the nomination, and we'll go from there. >> my reaction is that there will be -- if donald trump wins and bloomberg gets in, you'll have two multibillionaires running for the president of the united states against me. and i think the american people don't want to see our nation move toward a place where billionaires influence the political process.
let's bring in josh rogen. he helps us understand what's really going on politically speaking behind the headlines. he joins us today from d.c. josh, great to have you. i want to start with donald trump. he is still the republican front runner. he attended church on sunday. then he hit the campaign trail attacking cruz hard. there were some protesters demanding to stop hate at one of his rallies. really more of the same from trump. but there were some new elements here. the des moines register just encourse endorsed rubio and clinton. is trump on the back foot at the moment? >> reporter: well, his numbers continue to be strong. he continues to outpace cruz and the nearest competitors. cruz's numbers have gone up and rubios. but that's mostly because of the craters of support for carson in iowa. as we head toward the iowa caucus, we saw trump dominating the headlines, attacking
anything that attacks him. and betting that his well of support will come out in caucus. that really is the big question. whether or not all the people who go to the rallies and who answer pollsters that they're for donald trump will come out and caucus. and that's the question nobody has the answer to. >> the trajectory has been that no matter what he says, he even said he could shoot someone in new york and his poll numbers would rise. he's gained support. there's a new element at play. michael bloomberg may be planning an independent presidential run. his sources saying if hillary clinton is not the democratic nominee. he's toyed with the idea of a white house run before. where exactly does he see an opening, and just in the interest of transparency, you're a columnist for bloomberg view. >> he's contemplating a run and a decision on whether to make the run sometime in march.
that would give him ample time to wait and see if both the republican party and the democratic party fail to nominate someone who he believes, according to to the reports is viable. if sanders is the democratic and trump the republican, that's where he sees his opportunity. we won't know that for five to six weeks. >> these independent presidential runnels, l runs, t they're unusual and rare, and this would be unexpected. >> right. we've seen that they rarely succeed in winning the presidency, but they can often have a determining effect on who does win. let's remember ross perot may have given the election to hillary clinton because he took votes away from the republican side. similarly in 2000, nader had very low support in terms of poll numbers, but that probably
was enough to take the balance away from gore. donald trump is trying to reject that he believes if bloomberg ran, most of the support would come from democrats, but we won't know until it happens. >> let's look ahead. the democratic candidates will be taking part in a town hall tomorrow hillary clinton has been painting herself as the best steward for obama's legacy. what should we expect to see? >> i think we can see as the polls tighten and according to latest cnn poll, sanders is up by eight in iowa, that the candidates will go after each other more directly. there's also an increasing distinction between the overall message that these candidates are putting out. sanders said on thursday that there is something grotesquely wrong in america.
he's putting forth a broad agenda of really amazing changes including taxes, health care plans, et cetera. hillary clinton is proposing a sensib sensible, achievable agenda, which is a different message. she's presenting herself as the pragmatic candidate, the one who can win in the general election, and she's betting the democratic party won't want to take a big risk on a big unknown. >> we'll see if there are any fireworks. josh, finally out of the snow joining us from d.c. thanks a lot. >> thank you. and a quick reminder, this week one week before the iowa caucuses, delegates make their picks. cnn is hosting a town hall. chris cuomo will moderate as the democratic candidates head face to face with the voters. if that's too early, dvr it or
watch the replay only here on cnn. olympic officials are trying to calm fears over an illness with no prevens methods. the zika methods has infected 1.5 million people in brazil. a rio 2016 spokesman says venues will be inspected daily. they will hunt for stagnant waters. most people never have symptoms but it has been linked to an increase in babies born with microcephaly, abnormally small heads. el salvador is urging women to not get pregnant for the next two years. an expert from the yale school of public health talked with my colleagues about how the zika outbreak likely began. >> the virus has been known to
be circulating in africa and asia for quite some time. it has caused explosive outbreaks which jumped to brazil for reasons we don't know. from brazil it's spread throughout the americas. and it has more importantly jumped to cape verede, the islands off of africa. there's a large potential to spread rapidly where mosquitos are abundant, and that includes travelers from the u.s., from the united states and from europe, and from wealthy countries who visit regions where transmission is occurring and bringing back that disease after their journeys. >> that was dr. albert koe a professor at yale. >> sarah palin's dobl ganger has
palin is back in the political spotlight after her endorsement of donald trump. the former alaska governor campaigned with trump last week in iowa and oklahoma after announcing her support. many found her speech, well, let's be kind, rambling, and sometimes incoherent, but it provided great material on snl. >> i'm hear for you teachers and teamsters, you farmers and charmers. whether you're a mom or two broke girls, or three men and a baby, or a rock and roller, holy roller, pushing stroller, probowler with an abscessed molar. >> she's a fire cracker. she's a real pistol. she's crazy, isn't she? [ cackling ] >> the is what the mainstream
media is spinning. heads are spinning. they're saying trump and his trumpeters are right winging, bitter clinging, proud clingers of our guns, but he can kick isis ass, because he commands fire. >> i hope nobody is allergic to nuts because we have a big one here. she's two corinthians short of a bible. >> that, i think was my favorite line from the bit. now, the weekend blizzard may have dumped record amounts of snow but some took it as the perfect opportunity for wintery storm. a snowball fight. plenty of people had plenty of ammuniti ammunition. snow wars, the snowball strikes back was the theme. that's all for me for today. i'm errol barnett. remember, you can connect with
the big clean up begins. cities along the east coast this morning struggling to return to normal after the monster winter storm. a lot of people expecting a messy commute. we will tell you what you need to know ahead. one week to iowa. the candidates out in force trying to sway voters with just seven days until the first real test. tonight, the democrats soundoff