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>> time now for 60 minutes live around the world. these are the headlines. in the strike on today spanish region of catalonia. people turning out to protest the police violence and hundreds hurt amid the contested vote on independence. police say dozens of firearms were found in the hotel room and the home of the las vegas gunman. at least 59 people were killed and over 500 hurt, in the
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deadliest mass shooting in modern u.s. history. and the palestinian cabinet meets in gaza for the first time in three years. that is the latest move toward reconciliation between the fatah party and islamist group hamas, which has controlled gaza for years. also coming up in business, back to the scene of one of the most controversial scenes in france's presidential election campaign. the whirlpool factory has been saved. but what do the workers think now of emmanuel macron? and american rock legend tom petty dies, age 66. first, our top story live from paris. ♪ ♪ anchor: we will start first in spain, where a day of mass
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strike started in catalonia. protesters turned up to condemn shocking police violence as the independence referendum was carried out. it comes as the secessionist leader of catalonia called for international mediation in the dispute with madrid, saying he is not seeking a traumatic break , but saying the boat was valid and must be implemented. chris joins us now from barcelona. talk us through today's protest. what is happening so far? chris: trade unions have told people onto the streets to protest what they say to his a grave violation of human rights and freedom. we just walked through a protest behind me. this is the university district of barcelona. students and others taking part in that protest. there were cattle and flags being waived, as you would expect. era."talian cry of "no pass
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a protest of manual reggie -- a hisest of rajoy and government. a lot of anger in the streets is directed toward the spanish police over what they did on sunday -- images we have seen of ballot boxes being torn away, of protesters being torn away in some cases by their hair -- violent images which were seen around the world. it should be pointed out there have been weeks of protests here spain, inia, and in favor of keeping a united spain. out on the streets today, it is very much those who believed in the referendum. a majority of people in catalonia one the referendum to go ahead. they wanted it to happen in peaceful circumstances. that is not how it pans out on sunday. anchor: we are feeling the
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impacts in spain. the spanish government still saying the referendum was illegal. evil in catalonia very determined to push through with it. what happens next, logistically, in terms of this referendum, on both sides? chris: frankly, that is anybody's guess. in the last one in four hours or oy hasime minister raj been consulting with representatives of national political parties in madrid, some of whom will urge him toward more moderate steps, trying to compromise. at the same time, we have had the catalan leadership, as you said, appealing for mediation and saying they do not want a traumatic break with spain -- they just want to redefine their relationship. at the same time, on rajoy's side, the more uncompromising elements of his political party would essentially be urging him to stick to his guns, perhaps
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enacting article 155 of the constitution, something which has never been done before, which was -- which would suspend catalonian autonomy. there is the issue that the catalan leadership has been preparing for some time maybe the possibility of unilaterally declaring independence. i was talking about the riots. while those out on the street are very much pro-referendum and pro-independence, there are a variety of opinions here in catalonia. of you hear a lot is a sense exasperation with politicians on both sides of the divide, in barcelona and madrid. anchor: that is chris moore reporting from those protests in barcelona. next, to las vegas. investigators are trying to piece together what pushed 64-year-old stephen paddock to open fire on an outdoor country music festival monday. at least 59 people were shot
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dead. more than 500 were hurt as he shot round after round from the 32nd floor of the mandalay bay hotel. haddock reportedly killed himself before police stormed into his room. there were 23 guns found in the hotel room, another 20 in his home nearby. motive as there is no to just why the retired accoununtant and high-stakes gambmbler would have d done suca thing. authorities believe p paddock acted alone. while he appeared to have no criminal history, his father was a bank robber on the fbi was modded list in the 60's -- fbi most wanted list in the 1960's. isis was quick to say he u up tt she acacted on their behalf, but the fbi discredits the claim. the eiffel to our here in paris went dark for a few hours. u.s. president donald trump -- the vice president, , as well as
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ththeir wives - -- led a minutef silence at the white house. in las vegas, hundreds turned out to donate blood, or gather to honor the victims. reporter: a city in shock gathers to mourn the dead and search for meaning. thus than 24 hours after the u.s. is deadliest mass shooting, students from the university of nevada held a candlelight vigil for the victims. some had been on the scene of the shooting. as much as iying possibly could. a first i was angry. it is not about me. it is more about making sure that those who are affected have help they need. reporter: nearby, a service at the guardian angel theatre, with leaders of several faiths. they called for unity in the wake of the attack. >> help others make our lives better.
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the hours after the shooting, many looked for ways they could do something to help. an initial shortage of led units at local hospitals brought volunteers out to wait hours in line to donate. >> i think it is amazing. it is beautiful. i am so happy this community is coming. reporter: the las vegas mayor praised her city strength in the face of tragedy, but a knowledge the event would leave a lasting scar. mayor: what has come about is beyond heartbreaking, and we know that the lives of so many families, friends, and all of us who call las vegas home are forever different. reporter: as police continue to seek a motive for the shooting, residents will be feeling the effects for a long time to come. anti-terror investigation is underway in france after what looked like a potential attack was averted in the 16th are on this meant --
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arrondisement. julia has the details. julia: in the posh 16th district of paris, police found a homemade bomb. there were canisters inside the building and outside. some of them were wired to connect to a mobile phone. a neighbor alerted authorities to suspicious activity on saturday. on monday, counterterrorism prosecutors o openedd an investigation. people are being held for questioning. >> the counterterrorism bureau is waiting on the investigation. i can tell you among the five people arrested, one of them is on our watch list of the radidicalized. reporter: a list that includes islamistof potential
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militatants looking to commimita terror attack on french soil. it is unclear why the device was planted at this specific location, as there was no obvious target living there. anchor: that comes as french lawmakers are voting on a tough new counterterrorism law designed to end the two-year state of emergency. critics say it is more like a permanent extension of the state of emergency, will expand police powers and hurt civil liberties. it will give permission to order house services and ban public gatherings without the prior approval of a judge. france has suffered from a string of terrorist attacks are the last two years, and this vote comes to days after more bloodshed in marseille when a suspected islamist knifeman killed two women. the palestinian prime minister is visiting gaza. it has been in the hands of
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hamas, which rivals his fatah party. here is more from prime minister rami and allah -- hamdallah. to open the door for help, will, and unity, and to give the government a chance to assume all its sectors,ilities in the siside-by-side with all the palestinian parties. anchor: to talk a bit more about , fromlet's bring in iris jerusalem. we heard the palestinian prime minister talk about overcoming all obstacles. what are these obstatacles, exactly? guest: they start with a history of enmity going back 10 years. it was 10 years since hamas test fatah out of the gaza strip, and
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it was very bitter. the 10 years have seen bitter dealings. if they can overcome that and see they can work together, how will they do that? what does it mean in practice? hasn't estimated 25,000 men under arms. what is going to happen to them? we have heard from hamas that they want to give civilian power act to fatah, back to the west bank leadership, the do not want to give control of the gaza borders and do not want to give up their arms. basically like the hezbollah model from lebanon. we would still be in charge militarily. mahmoud abbas does not accept that. he wants control of the borders. he wants to be in charge. he wants one people, one gun. will he be able to achieve that? that is a very big discussion between the two, as well as, can
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they come to the same aims for their people, and willie palestinian president keep financial restrictions on hamas? or will things have to be ironed out? anchor: this is something the international committee has been watching closely. what kind of reaction has been there today? guest: what we have heard from the u.n. spokesman, the middle east envoy, is that he welcomes this. it is a cautious welcome, but he says we must ride this wave. from washington, we have heard a more cautious welcome, if you like. yes, it is good in principle, , itfor hamas to join fatah has to recognize the state of israel, renounce violence, and recognize previous agreements the palestinian authority has signed. we have not heard anything like that coming from the gaza strip at the moment. that is something to watch. the past, israel's prime
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minister, benjamin netanyahu, has criticized any move toward reconciliation. the silence is telling. it lets us know that behind the scenes perhaps there is a blessing from the state of israel to see what goes on. it has its own interest in a quiet gaza strip. we do not yet know. what happens with the arms, what happens with the hamas militias. i think that will determine israel's reaction. anchor: thank you for that report from jerusalem. the nobel prize for physics has been awarded to three scientists for their discoveries and gravitational waves. barry barish, kip thorne, and rainer weiss from the united states won for proving the theory first put forth by albert einstein. gravitational waves are ripples in space and time that were first predicted a century ago by einstein. they sparked a revolution in astrophysics when their detection was announced early last year.
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the music world is mourning the death of american rocker tom petty. he was famous for his guitar riffs, his distinct vocals on hits like "refugee," "freefalling," or "american girl." a hearte famous with breakers and the traveling wilburys. he died of a heart attack, age 66. he was finishing a triumphant 40th anniversary tour with the heartbreakers just one week before his death. ♪ ♪ let's take a look at today's top stories. a major strike on today in the spanish region of catalonia, people turning out to protest police violence that left hundreds hurt during sunday's contested vote on independence. please say dozens of firearms are found in the hotel room and the home of the las vegas gunman . at least 59 people were shot
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dead and over 500 hurt in the deadliest mass shooting in modern u.s. history. the palestinian cabinet meets in gaza for the first time in three years. that is the latest move toward reconciliation between the mainstream fatah party and islamist group hamas, which controlled gaza for years. time for our business news with stephen carroll. you are starting in the united states, where shares in gun makers have actually gone up following the attack in las vegas. stephen: this is something that happens in the wake of mass shooting in the united states -- gun sales tend to increase. shares of american outdoor brands, which owns smith and wesson, rose by 3% in trading on monday. a similar picture for ruger. experts say the reason behind this is that after a mass shooting, there is more talk about gun control, and people decide to buy weapons because they may not be able to in the future.
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generally speaking, gun sales have been on a decline in the u.s. since the election last year. that had driven down shares in many of these companies by more than 40%. anchor: back in france, there has been a reunion of sorts for our president, emmanuel macron. stephen: he has gone back to me workers at a whirlpool factory in amiens, which confronted him during a josh during the election. it was threatened with closure, but a buyer has saved a majority of jobs. keeping his promise, president macron is back at the whirlpool plant five months after his visit as a presidential candidate. it was one of the pivotal moments of the french presidential campaign. macron, then front runner in the race, met with an angry crowd of striking workers at the factory destined to close in 2018,
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leaving nearly 300 workers out of a job. after a highly publicized strike and six different offers, the plan was finally bought by a french entrepreneur. with the support of the state, the new owner pledged to invest 20 million euros over the upcoming three years, keeping almost all of the staff. there is a future for whirlpool, it is because there has been an entrepreneurial initiative that convinced whirlpool, its employees, and investors. reporter: for the local opposition mp, it is not enough. >> in this region, there were 14 years ago.ries 20 there are seven left. half have moved abroad. for macron to come here and celebrate the one company that has stayed is great, but let's not forget what globalization has done for this region. reporter: the future is still unclear for whirlpool's local
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subcontractors. that is nearly 200 0 jobs in a region where unemployment is at more than 12%. stephen: let's take a look at what is happening on the markets today. after a record finish on wall street on monday, more tepid today in european trading. the markets closed for a public holiday. small gains in paris and london. we are keeping an eye on shares .n bain no great reaction in the markets to events in catalonia. story inext, to this still find incredible -- the collapse of the u.k. airline monarch. stephen: it is estimated it will cost around 68 million euros to bring back the 110,000 passengers who would otherwise have been stranded abroad by monarch's bankruptcy. the airline shutdown in the early hours of monday morning after more than -- after almost 50 years of operation. have lost their jobs. speakiking on bbc radio, the chf
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executive said he was dedevastad by t the closure, a measure takn after it was projected the airline would lose 100 million euros in the coming year. anchor: ryanair is having problems. stephen: i it has not hit passenger r numbers. traffic climbs 10% in september compared to last year, to just under 12 million passengers. ryanair has had to cancel travel for 400 thousand customers after scheduling problems for its pilots. up -- ajust to wrap dating app has decided to go one step further and help people find jobs as well as a date. stephen: bumble launched a spinoff to help match people for jobs. the profiles look a little different. there is more space to talk ababout profofessional experien. and while you are meant to have one photo of yourself, others are meant to be of your current work, rather than on the beach. bumble already has 21 million users for its dating app,
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estimated to be worth $3 billion. now it is launching a $200 billion -- launching into the $200 billion recruitment industry. it's as people spend an average of 90 minutes a day on their app, double what they spend on instagram. anchor: i guess if you are single, anything goes. stephen carroll with a look at the business news. it is now time for the french riviera. -- review. to look at with me what some of the papers are saying. you are going to start with something from the las vegas sun. therter: the cartoonist had challenge of his life on his hands as he tried to convey a sense of what happened in las vegas on sunday. it's go to the cartoon by mike smith. he chose, amid the horror, to place a strip on the las vegas strip -- a black band as las vegas and the rest of the u.s.
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goes into morning. among the editorials, one of the most striking was by "the new york times." you see not words but graphics showing each day a mass shooting took part in the united place. my jaw dropped at that. anchor: you also had an op-ed from the l.a. times which raises the issue of gun control, and how it is becoming center stage. reporter: it is headlined "the gop's message on guns is not our problem, it is god's problem." the last time congress came close to passing tougher legislation on gun crime was after sandy hook in 2012. the senate at that point had a democratic majority. the efforts to introduce stricter gun control failed. if it could not happen after sandy hook, the connecticut elementary school where 20 children died, it is not going to happen now. that is the argument in that piece. trump has called the las vegas
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shooting an act of evil. the l.a. times response to that is, that is what opponents to gun control always say. the message is that the problem of evil is insoluble, so do not expect the government to solve it. it is god's problem, not ours. anchor: a look at the situation in europe, where a lot of attention has been focused on catalonia, where a massive strike is on. pais is highly critical of the spanish prime minister, the writer saying he lacks the skills to deal with the crisis -- has been a coward in delegating responsibilities to the judiciary, for example, hiding behind the decisions of others. it says, he says he never imagined things would have got to this point. el pais screams at him. hold on, has he been reading the catalog and spanish press for the last few years, in which the
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pro-independence movement's gains are clearly stated? it blasts rajoy. "aram" is a kettle on paper, -- catalan paper. its name means "now." it appreciates comments from brussels saying they want to see dialogue between the sides. they have emphasized violence can never be a tool for politics. "aram" claims with 900 injuries on sunday, catalonia has diplomatic strength in brussels to make its arguments heard. the overall impression when i read that piece is, the fact that brussels is being balanced with thehe sides,
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whole question of unilateral declaration of independence on the table, is playing into the favor of the catalans. anchor: you found a story about animal rights in the u.k., covered by a swiss paper. stephen: -- reporter: it is taking up a totally britt story about animal rights -- a debate tooka sheep sale that place in the yorkshire dales. sheep are run against another -- one another in a race, and 60,000 animal rights activists signed a petition saying, and this horror and tradition. farmers replied, the sheep love to run around. lambs especially are always racing each other. a debate that hit the swiss press. look at the papers today on france 24. you can look at that "on the
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