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anchor: time for 60 minutes live around the world. these are the headlines. iraqi prime minister says iraqi troops every taken the islamic state group stronghold that is one of the last two areas held by the militants in iraq. rejectsish government calls for mediation over catalonia's push for independence as the factions head for another showdown.
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the girlfriend of the las vegas gunman says he had no white that she had no idea he was planning the attacks. mary and emily was in the philippines at the time but said stephen paddock had wired her $100,000 there to buy a house. serious aboutet hardware, but why does the king of search engines need to make smart phones? our businessin updatete. after bob dylan's shock when of the nobel prize last year for whorature, we will find out is the winner this year. first, our top story from paris. iraq's prime minister is in paris today. he held talks with french president emmanuel macron.
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the leaders gave a press conference earlier where they talked about the importance of national reconciliation in iraq. urged dialoguen and offered to help mediate between baghdad and the kurds, who voted for referendum -- - fr independence in a referendum last month. the iraqi prime minister said he does not want armed conflict but insisted the referendum was illegal. the iraqi prime minister confirmed news that broke today that iraqi forces have taken back the town of hot ouija -- taken back a town from the islamic state group. >> i would like to announce the takeover of the city today. there is only the border with syria that remains to be liberated. we were not distracted. theave concentrated on fight against terrorism. this would not have been possible without the courage am hard fighting of our soldiers,
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with the help of france and other partners at our side. the city was one of the last militant strongholds in iraq, the only one in the north. solange has more. in northernrn iraq, it was one of onltwtwo stronghghds left under the control of the this comestate group after the u.s. forces begagan their offensive on september 25. hours before claiming victory, ththe iraqi armrmy said the finl push to take the city was going smoothly. we broke the enemy defensive lines and contntinue to advance. there are human and material losses. now we are in al safra. within hours, we'll head to our objective. solange: with the
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ja isary claiming that hawi under their control, they can turn their attention to the western border with syria, or the islamic state group has its sole remaining stronghold. u.s. backed forces in syria are closing in on the last pockets of resistance in rack up -- rakka. medics in the region are getting ready to help what could be a dramatic rise in wounded fighters as the battle draws to an end. reporter: tearing through the syria, af war-torn fighter has been shot through a ribs and is bleeding heavily. those in a life-threatening condition are taken to hospital. injuries light are taken to a medical point, and an ambulance
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comes to take him. for those wounded by snipers, mines, and shelling, reaching medical care itself can be a matter of life and death. as the offensive against the center,s nears raqqa the wait to get medical attention is taking longer. especially those with a gunshot or a blast wound from the mine are bleeding heavily. medics should stop the bleeding before they arrive. serious casualties are transferred daily to hospitals for life-saving operations. the journey to this f fility last three hours. there is no phone service on the road, so first responders give as much detail as possible in a spot in the hospital before leaving. an amulet is departing from its location, they give us
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a heads up on the car, what they have done so far for them, and the expectation. sometimes we are able to exchange photos of injuries. reporter: the battle to oust the islamic state group from it stronghold in raqqa has seen intense fighting. medics are bracing for an influx of casualties, with more treating them. genie: today in paris, the woman known as the jihadi grandma is 51-year-old who helped her son at join the islamic state group in syria. we are joined from the courthouse in paris. tell u us more about the trial today. >> this is an unusual case. jihadi grandma is accused of helping her son join a terrorist organization and faces 10 years
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in prison if convicted. it is the back story which makes this unusual. she is a 51-year-old mother of two who was radicalized by her sign, tyler. she converted to islam back in 2011. between august 2013 and april 2015, she made three trips to syria to join her son, not in the hopes of dissuading him, but supporting him ideologically and financially. she was arrested in july 2014 and has been in the custody of french authorities ever since. her son tyler, who traveled to tunisia before he went to syria, was arrested in 2014 on the suspicion he was trying to get back from syria through turkey into france, and possibly commit an attack on french soil. genie: tell us more about this .oman, christine riviere she was radicalized via her son? she denies the
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charges, it must be said. if you look into one -- into authorities are saying, and look at the skype between her and her son, that points to the contrary. her messages are chilling. when her son first decided to leave for syria, she's -- she expressed approval and sympathy. she expressed her pride and admiration at what she considered a promotion for her .on back in september 2014 in front of a judge, she said she accepted her son would inevitably become a martyr. it is what he wanted. she eventually married a jihadist at her sons insistence, who was 15 years her junior. she played matchmaker in helping wives. find four she played an active role,
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according to the information french investigators have. now to spain, where the political crisis over the push for cattle on independence is getting worse. madrid has again rejected the idea of opening negotiations with the catalog president. the region voted in a referendum sunday that was called illegal by the spanish government. says they will in days andpendence slammed the spanish came for siding with the government. same words used the as they high government, and that is unacceptable in catalonia. ofs is ignoring the millions people who do not follow that line of thought. i would like to underline the attitude we have seen from hundreds of thousands of
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catalonian's, who have united silently in our country. it should lead us to feel strong if we maintain a strong attitude, even though others wish to bring unacceptable violence, we cannot be beaten. aree: u.s. authorities still trying to put together what caused stephen paddock to unleash firearms on a crowd in las vegas. 59 people were killed and over 500 were hurt. his girlfriend, marianne danley, sent to the philippines and wired $100,000 to buy a house. we have the latest on the investigation. reporter: returning from the philippines for questioning, the 62-year-old girlfriend of the las vegas shooter met with investigators. had no danley said she
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knowledge of stephen paddock's plan for the attack. she described him as a kind, caring, and quiet man. me,e nevever said anyththing to or took any action that i was aware of, that i understood in any way to be a warning that something horrible like this was going to happen. says no onee fbi has been taken into custody as a accomplice. investigators are trying to understand what motivated a retired accountant to commit mass murder. despite a claim of responsibility from the islamic state rupe, authorities say they have not found proof to back it up. we have no evidence at this point to indicate terrorism, that this is an ongoing investigation. we are going to continue to look at allll avenues. we arere not closing down any doors. reporter: the one certainty in
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the investigation are the attacker's methods. he carefully planned the tragedy, stockpiling weapons bought in various states. have beenarms recovered, purchased in nevada, utah, california, and texas. his stash ofng arms, officers found dumped stocks,- bump modifications allowing him to fire rapidly and continuously. control. of gun a democratic senator introduced legislation aiming to ban such devices. genie: british author kazuo ishiguro has won the literature prize. he is famous for books "the remains of the day," "never let me go," or his recent "the buried giant." i am joined by the director of the american library in paris. take you for joining me.
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the zillow ishiguro -- what does he represent? >> it is an interesting choice, not one that was much talked before him. if you look at the short list of peoplees for the prize, were certainly talking a lot about a number of different authors. he was not one of them. this is an author born in japan, who moved at a very young age to great written, wrote "the remains of the day," which is a quite popular novel that was subsequently turned ininto a fi. .uite recognized for his work a booker prize winner. he has the obe, an award from the queen. a surprising choice. for half a little more conventional than other choices that were talked about. prizes this is the nobel committee wanting to back off a little bit from their controversial choice last year wiwith bob dylan. bit moret's talk a
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about that, because i read "the buried giant," which was a little different than what he had done in the past. fantasy fiction, different from his general stuff. conventional or not? the jury's still out. very different from bob dylan. >> bob dylan is one that there was a great deal of controversy about. many people felt he did not deserve that award. the year before that, there was a belarusian author, whose nonfiction prose style was also quite controversial. wasaps the committee wanting to go for a writer's writer, somebody who did not have a political or controversial baggage attached. genie: what does a nobel prize in literature bring to an author . is it an automatic increase in sales? many is so important in so respects. the nobel prize provides an opportunity for the committee to highlight authors that might not be known to western audiences,
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to european or american audiences. it provides them the opportunity to bring riders to the forefront that have unique voices. it allows a work that meets a certain time or zeitgeist to be recognized. ons year, the focus is more the literature and less around prize canways the support the authors. the recognition. it is the emphasis on everything sometimes,has done they are a lifetime achievement award. margaret atwood was a front runner this year. there is no shortlist, but people were talking about that name. the sense was, if she had one, that would have been the prize
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committee putting an emphasis on her dystopian work in a world.exit, post-trump this author is notot that kind f author. you for coming in to speak to us. you are the director of the american library in paris. let's look at today's headlines. saysraqi prime minister iraqi troops have retaken the islamic straight stronghold of hawija. the spanish government rejects calls for mediation over catalonia's push for independence as the factions had for another showdown. the las vegas of gunman says she had no idea he was planning the deadly attack. marilou danley was in the but didnes at the time, say stephen paddock had wired her $100,000 to b buy a house. it is time for a look at the day's business news with stephen carroll. you are going to start in
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catalonia, where some of the biggest banks are making plans if the government declares independence. stephen: the biggest bank in catalonia will consider moving its legal base out of the region if that happens, according to a quote in the financial times. it is the third largest bank in worriederall, and it is that any declaration of independence could destabilize catalonia and barcelona, where corporate headquarters are located. the board of another major lender is meeting today to discuss its contingency plans. move out of the region would be a huge blow for its economy. genie: a credit agency warned it was watching the situation closely. there is a review. the negative outlook is often a precursor to a ratings downgrade. escalating political tensions with madrid could put the region's financial stability at
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risk. catalonia was already considered a risky investment because of its massive debt, which other rated -- readies agencies are watching. genie: how is this playing out on the market? we are seeing somewhat of a recovery on the spanish market today, trading over 1% up a short time ago. about half of the recovery of the last six weeks. a move into defensive stocks like utilities. this continued turmoil in the situation there in catalonia. bankshares getting a boost. they had been the worst affected by a selloff earlier this week. european markets looking pretty stable this lunchtime. genie: business leaders are deadly and paris for the annual women's forum. the pay gap between women and men remains fast. the median payws for female workers is 15% less than their may counterparts -- male counterparts.
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that has really changed since 2010. india had the highest pay gap, with over 50%. the united states with almost 19%. france just under 10%. belgian had the smallest difference of just over 3%. oecd said affirmative action is needed, but also investment in female leadership at a public and private level. google has unveiled a range of new high-tech products. stephen: it includes a new version of its pixel smartphone, and wireless earphones and speakers. this is confirmation of google desire to compete with apple in the hardware market. >> we are proud to introduce the google pixel 2. brian: a new focus on the physical world as google unveils a new line of smartphones and hopes it will jump start attempts to compete in the hardware market. google's android operating system dominates smartphone markete, with 2/3 global
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share. as rivals like apple, amazon, and samson adadd to their hardwe ranges, google risks being left behind. samsung. does not have samsung is trying to build their own ecosystem. they have their own assistant. google does not own that and has no way of controlling that. they need to have their own hardware so they can control the ultimate experience for consumers. the pixel launched last year at the center of a hardware division, but parts shortages hindered production, leaving the search giant with just 1% of the u.s. smartphone market, compared with 32% each for apple and samsung. google bought a part of taiwanese phone maker htc, counting on expertise in artificial intelligence to stand out, with earbuds that translate
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foreign linkages in real, and a --era that takes pictures of earbuds that translate foreign languages in real-time, and a camera that takes victors of faces it recognizes. genie: u.s. networks following the netflix model. stephen: this is the idea of using on-demand television instead of broadcasting in a traditional sense. cbs decided to so -- show the latest iteration of the star and franchise on streaming not traditional television.n. it released star trek discovery on its all access platform each week. the series has drawn a record number of people to sigign up fr the service. cbs did not release figures on how many people we are talking about, but said the response to discovery has been tremendous. onsts s s dollars a a month top of whatever you are paying for cable. people are bitter about the fact
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they have to pay twice. interesting idea to move in that direction. genie: it is now time for the press review. eventually. we are taking a look at what has been grabbing headlines around the world. donald trump was in las vegas the other day to meet with victims from the mass shooting on sunday. the president so far refusing to talk about gun control, but democrats and some republicans are calling for a major revamp of the country's gun laws. anorter: it is quite unprecedented development in u.s. politics. "the washington post" writes it usually is the democrats who lead the fight for tighter gun laws, that days after the worst shooting in u.s. history, even the most avid supporters of the second amendment say they are at least open to discussing new laws, with a republican senator saying he supports banning
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certain accessories used in sunday's shooting. even president donald trump might be open to debate. he said this week that we will be talking about gun laws as time goes by. genie: there have been calls to revamp u.s. gun laws that have been around for decades, every time there has been a mass shooting in the united states -- yet nothing has changed. is it really possible to do something? clement: "the dallas morning news" says yes, and argues all americans should change their attitudes toward gun violence. no one should be satisfied with the u.s. homicide rate, they write -- one of the highest in the developed world. therefore, everyone should support laws that aim to prevent gun violence. of course, they cannot change everything with one single law, with one single measure. the paper concluded the endpoint for this debate is not "no guns," w we need to get somewhee other than here. genie: in the u.k., british
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papers are focusing on theresa may's speech at the conservative partrty conference on thursday,a comedy of errors. toment: she was hoping reinsert her conservative leadership, but things went terribly wrong for the prime minister, as "the daily mirror" reports. she had to battle losing her voice. she was interrupted mid-speech who had aian redundancy notice to add to her woes. some letters fell off of the stage backdrop. unfortunate mishaps. the cartoonist compared it to the 10 plagues of egypt. you can see the cartoon here. theresa may is on stage and someone says, "look, a plague of locusts." genie: there is a growing controversy in france over comments emmanuel macron made when visiting a factory in central france. clement: the french president was talking about plans to reform locational training and unemployment insurance.
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he did not quite received the warm welcome he was expecting. 150 employees of the french automotive supplier from the neighboring region were there to protest against the labor reforms. the president struggled to keep his cool. he was quoted as saying "some people, instead of crating have ." theould look for jobs phrase he used in french is not as elegant. perhaps you can understand the word, which means "big fat mess" in france. many were quick to criticize the president, accusing him of showing contempt for the poor and working-class people. this new controversy comes at the worst possible time for the president. his popularity has slumped , thisely in recent weeks as he tries to push through a number of key reforms, including a major overhaul of france's anti-terrornd new
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measures, as well as a complete overhaul of fiscal policies. genie: let's wrap up with something completely different, a chilling story out of indonesia, where a man was attacked by a giant python on sumatra. he not only survived the fight, but managed to kill the python with the help of other visitors. clement: here is a picture of the eight meter long python. pretty frightening. the man, as you said, survived, but was badly injured. he did celebrate his victory by chopping up the snake, frying it, and eating it. genie: python attacks have become more and more common in southeast asia. clement: that is the most interesting part. usually, the snake is seen as the cold-blooded monster, but in this case, humans are to blame "the washington post" rights. the recent rise in snake attacks is the indirect consequence of the world's obsession with palm oil. plantations have had devastating effects on local ecosystems, attracting rodents and in turn
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predators, snakes. the snakes are not coming after us, "the washington post" rights. we are coming after them. genie:
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