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today, the u.s. and russia agreed on ways to keep their war planes separated over syria. the agreement specifies common radio frequencies and sets up a hotline between the forces. the u.s. and russia are supporting opposite sides in the syrian civil war. thousand of refugees fleeing that war and the war in
in eastern europe many are stranded in slovenia, cold, hungry, after croatia and hungary closed their borders. the refugees' destination is western europe. desperate parents are now breaking up their families to save their children. charlie d'agata reports that 15,000 kids have applied for refuge in sweden. >> reporter: the ferry from germany broke through the gloom of a thick morning fog leaving behind the heavy shroud of danger and uncertainty among the new arrivals are a record number of teenagers traveling on their own. in sweden, children who qualify for asylum are granted residency, $275 a month, an education and place to live. so many have arrived this school has now become a transit center, a hangout for some of the thousand of adolescents on their own from afghanistan and syria. some are barely teenagers like omar wahibbi from damascus.
13 years old? >> yeah. >> reporter: you came by yourself alone? >> yes. >> reporter: omar told us his parents made the decision when the war wouldn't let up. they said at least in sweden, he wouldn't die. >> translator: my mother was crying, she said, she was upset i was leaving. do you remember the last thing your mother and father said when you left? they said i should go, he told us, and they hope one day to see me in sweden. for many, that's the aim. to be granted asylum and then bring their families over too. matilda brinck larsen is the social worker who runs the transit center. she says many of the children are traumatized when they arrive. >> if someone puts his eyes on me, i have to put my papers away and sit for a minute. and share his story.
same language, he can speak to me. with his eyes. with his expressions. >> reporter: she and her colleagues are trying to give them hope for a better future. >> reporter: when you grow up you want to be a doctor? >> yeah. >> reporter: that is a big dream. >> yes. >> reporter: because of the increased numbers, scott, the asylum process can now take more than a year. they stay in transit centers for a number of weeks before they're sent to empty nursing homes like one weep visited or foster homes. but sweden is struggling to keep up with the demand. >> remarkable story. charlie d'agata reporting from swede tune night. charlie, thank you. today in the holyland, a palestinian aimed his car at a crowded bus stop and then tried to stab israelis he was shot and killed. the renewed violence broke out a month ago after false rumors that israel was taking over jerusalem's holiest islamic
some of the palestinians attackers are children and barry peterson spoke with the father of one of them. >> reporter: the video enflamed palestinians and shocked many israelis, a wounded palestinian boy in the street. an israeli man screams, die, die. another urges police to shoot him. it started when 13-year-old ahmed manashra and his cousin, hassan, armed with knives, chased israelis on the street seriously wounding a 13-year-old jewish boy. hassan ran at police and was shot dead. ahmed was hit by an israeli patrol vehicle fell, stunned. badly wounded. but his father, won't believe his son is a terrorist. if the israelis say your son did this, will you believe them? >> no, he says, i will not believe them. he is a child. >> reporter: in his first
manashra talked of a youngster who sleeps on a tom and jerry pillow. what did you feel as a father? >> my heart broke when high heard it. he said. he is just a child. even if you see a dog or a cat, injured in the street, you help them. i don't understand how the israelis think. ahmed was hospitalized by the israelis, he is nowen their custody. and denying he tried to stab anyone. scott, he is so far, the youngest palestinian involved in these attacks over the last several weeks. >> barry peterson in jerusalem for us tonight. barry, thanks. in politics, vice president joe biden sounded more like a presidential candidate talking up his foreign policy credentials, doing some rewriting of his own history, and firing a shot over the bow of the democratic front-runner. here's nancy cordes. >> reporter: the vice president never mentioned hillary clinton but it was all too clear the
said this about his stature overseas. >> i will get sent to go speak to putin or go speak to who ever, because had two great secretaries of state. but when i go they know that i am speaking for the president. >> reporter: for the second day in a row, biden alluded to debate that republicans are her enemies. >> i still have a lot of republican friend. i don't think my chief enemy is the republican party. >> reporter: clinton may not be his chief enemy, but she is his biggest obstacle. a new national poll out today has clinton leading a third place biden by 38 points. today, he left her out of his story about the raid on osama bin laden's compound in 2011. strong proponent. but not inned by any telling of it.
were definitive. and were absolutely certain. leon panetta said go. and, and bob gates has already publicly said, don't go. >> reporter: back in 2012, biden admitted he argued against the raid. >> mr. president, my suggestion is don't go. we have to do two more things to see if he is there. >> reporter: but today he told a different story. >> i told them my opinion. i thought he should go. follow his own instincts. >> it is possible biden is trying to tweak his role in the pivotal decision in advance of a presidential run. scott, even president obama said publicly the vice president was skeptical about the operation that killed bin laden. cbs news will bring you the next presidential debate with or without biden, from drake university, saturday, november 14th, at 9:00 eastern time. the debate will not include former senator jim webb of virginia. he dropped out of the race today.
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as he waited, an undercover police officer pulled up. the motorist wound up dead. shot by the cop. mark strassmann has the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: cory jones wasn't confrontational his family says. he was practically raised in church. gale banks his aunt. >> anything you need cory would be there. if you needed a shirt. he would give you his shirt. he would be cold just to keep you warm. last sunday morning. the 31-year-old city employee moonlighted as a drummer and was returning home from a gig when his car broke down on an exit ramp along i-95. huntsberger for help. >> i left him. he was like. gave me a high five. he said thank you. thanks for helping me out. coming out of your way. >> reporter: some time at 3:00 a.m., 38-year-old officer, nouman raja arrived.
the palm beach guarders police department said in a facebook statement it has since deleted, said, nouman raja on duty in plain clothes capacity in an unmarked police vehicle stopped to investigate what he believed was an abandoned vehicle. as the the officer exited his vehicle, he was suddenly confronted by an armed subject. as a result of the confrontation, the officer discharged his firearm resulting in the death of the subject. officer raja was not wearing a body camera and cruiser had no dashboard camera. he joined the force six month as go. police say they did find a handgun at the scene where jones was killed and records show she had bought it three days earlier. the officer involved remains on administrative leave, scott, while a separate police agency investigates the shooting. >> mark strassmann tonight. mark, thank you very much. the "cbs overnight news" will be
we end tonight, tomorrow. jim axelrod with a movie whose time has come. >> reporter: after his wedding day and the day his daughter was born. >> october 21, 2015. >> reporter: tomorrow has always been the most important day on bob gale's calendar. exactly what you expect from writer and co-producer of back to the future movies. what is your relationship with the day on the calendar. >> forever and ever, it's known as become to the future day.
>> reporter: the trilogy in a delorean. michael j. fox's marty mcfly visited the future was well tomorrow, some things gale and his team got right. don't these look just like google glasses? isn't that skyping on a flat screen tv? >> how is it hanging, mcfly? >> in your mind what's the coolest thing you got right? >> the coolest thing that is thing. the hover board thing was a total flight of fancy. every kid in the world wanted one. now we have, they have a magnetic hover board now. >> reporter: on the other hand not a smartphone in sight. but fax machines they're everywhere. fax machines? >> yeah, yeah, we blew that. they were so ubiquitous when we wrote it. >> reporter: while there is no jaws 19, and no black & decker hydrator, bob gale predicted something no one outside of
>> reporter: as of tonight the dream of getting that prediction right is still alive. >> the cubs might get in the world series. they might win it. that is absolutely nuts. >> it is. >> and you love it? >> of course, how could you not love it? >> reporter: three decades ago, bob gale took a stab at the future for all to see. >> one of the things that kind of gave us permission to let our mind go wild was to say, look, we know we are going to get this wrong. because nobody ever gets it right. >> reporter: now with the future officially upon us, his vision made a movie that is positively timeless. jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. that's the "cbs overnight news" for this wednesday. for some of you the news continues. for others, check back with us a little later on the "morning news" and "cbs this morning."
york city, i'm scott pelley. >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the overnight news. the fbi still hasn't tracked down the hacker or hackers who managed to get into the private e-mail accounts of two of the top national security officials in the u.s. government. cia director john brennan and home land security secretary jay johnson both had their e-mail accounts hacked into. some of their government documents were later posted online. those responsible shouldn't be too hard to find, they have been bragging to "the new york post" and say a top pentagon official is next. >> reporter: cbs news learned there may be more than one
cyberhack. a person claiming to be behind it tells cbs news there are six people in his group who breached the accounts and same twitter handle releasing information from private e-mail accounts of the cia director and secretary of homeland security is also claiming to have access to the account of an official at the white house. there are threats of more disclosures to come. the person tweeting under the disabled twitter handle cwa fol followed through on threats to release sensitive information monday. you know we don't lie. what you have all been waiting for. sorry for the delay. along with that statement came an attachment with the names, social security numbers, and said to be affiliated with the head of the cia. cbs contacted some of the people whose names were on the list and there is a common thread. many work for president obama's 2008 campaign.
the unidentified hacker who claims to bea high school student, said the information came from the private aol, e-mail account of cia director john brennan. the same person claimed to have hacked into the private comcast e-mail account of homeland security secretary jay johnson. in a statement the cia would only say it is referred the matter to the appropriate authorities. on twitter the hacker appeared to be taunting officials and others in government before the account was suspended. with tweets like this one -- anyone know who we should target next? while also expressing a political motive for his criminal act. we are not doing this for personal satisfaction, we are doing this because innocent people in palestine are being killed daily. it is impossible to confirm his identity, the person who says he is behind the attack says all the people in his group live in the u.s. and have not yet been contacted by investigators. law enforcement sources say this
is a criminal investigation and they are working to track the suspect or suspects down. >> in south africa the man known as the blade runner, olympic of prison one year after he gunned down his girlfriend through a locked bathroom door. pistorius was convicted of manslaughter and will spend the rest of his sentence in a family mansion. >> reporter: one day short of a year behind bars, oscar pistorius was secretly whisked out of the jail last night and brought here to his uncle's plush home. there was no sign of oscar pistorius. family spokeswoman came outside to speak to the media. >> it is very important for the family to emphasize, oscar's sentence has not been shortened or reduced. he is entering the next phase of his sentence now. >> reporter: pistorius' trial was a roller coaster where he
stumbles through his testimony. he shot his model girlfriend, reeva steenkamp, four times behind a locked bathroom door saying he thought she was an intruder. >> reporter: the court accepted this and found him guilty of manslaughter, not murder sentencing him to five years behind bars. there were no cell blocks for pistorius during his jail term. he was filmed playing football on one occasion. now he will leave his luxury mansion to report daily to a police station, and a lawyer explains he will probably only be confined to his home at night. >> he will be under house arrest. which is a form of detention where his movements will be monitored. he will be gradually integrated into the community allowed to get employment whatever that may be. >> reporter: a year behind bars was simply not enough of a
punishment. pistorius faces another hurdle. the prosecution is appealing his conviction. they want it changed to murder. if they're successful. pistorius could find himself back in jail before the end of the year. you may remember the story of 14-year-old ahmed mohamed brought a hand made clock to school and was arrested as suspected terrorist. well ahmed was at the white house for astronomy night and so was major garrett. >> reporter: ahmed mohamed saw stars on the south lawn of the white house. he was one too. posing for pictures as the embodiment of youthful scientific curiosity, controversy and misunderstanding in an age of terror. ahmed met scientific stars, like astronaut alvin drew before taking his seat to hear president obama. we have to watch for and cultivate and encourage those glimmers of curiosity and possibility not suppress them, not squelch them.
ahmed chatted. briefly in an encounter that capped an amazing odyssey. of how you shouldn't judge a person by what they look like. you should always judge a person by their heart. >> reporter: over a month ago, ahmed brought this crude digital clock he constructed at home to school. the motive impress his engineering teacher. his english teacher saw the contraption and thought it might be a bomb. how rapidly did you know things were sort of moving in a different direction? >> when i saw her eyebrows go up. >> reporter: like that? >> yeah. >> reporter: ahmed was arrested and suspended from school. tech executives around the country rallied to his cause. and mr. obama took to twitter to praise his innovative spirit. when ahmed said might make a difference some day in space. >> we talked about mars. and 2030. and i talked to him about what i am making how it could help people on mars. >> your motive for making it and bringing it to school was what? >> to impress my teacher.
>> yes. instead i impressed the world. >> reporter: during his suspension, ahmed and his parents traveled the world. one stop generated still more controversy. ahmed posing with the president of sudan, omar al-bashir who is indicted by the international criminal court on war crimes charges. both of ahmed's parents emigrated from sudan. he told us he wanted to honor the invitation did not want to be rude. gale, the picture raised eyebrows here at the white house but did not prevent president
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hundred of thousand of migrants fleeing war and poverty are flooding into europe. they've come by land and sea. many who cross the mediterranean land on the small greek island of lesbos. anderson cooper met them there for "60 minutes." >> reporter: they begin to arrive in the delicate light of dawn, war weary and desperate packed into rubber boats never meant to cross such a sea. the boats are supposed to hold just 12, but 40 to 50 men, women, children are squeezed on
most have traveled for days or weeks from syria, iraq or afghanistan, just to reach the turkish coast. then for the six-mile journey across the aegean sea they pay turkish smugglers a small fortune as much as $1,500 apiece. half price for kids. when they finally land on lesbos, scared, exhausted many have no idea where they are. we notice one of the first things they do is unwrap cell phones protected in plastic. and want to call their relatives to let them know they didn't drown. ahmed dahsem and his wife and son left syria six days ago.% where are you hoping to go? >> germany. >> why germany? this is your son? do you hope he gets a new life in germany? we hope a better life for him.
>> reporter: so you feel safe now? >> just kiss the ground. >> reporter: in the hour and a half we were on this stony stretch of beach, 15 dinghies arrived and elsewhere on the island, there were plenty more. some 4,000 people land here each day. nearly 3/4 are syrian. and they don't stay on the beach very long.
>> they have an internal clock and desperate to got to europe quickly as possible. >> reporter: the emergency field director for the international rescue committee on lesbos. what they leave behind first and foremost is life jackets. the kind of thing. a child wears in the swimming pool not what you wear across the ocean. >> it says not for use in boating. our main concern is we are going to continue to have high numbers of refugees coming. i think unfortunately, we will have more capsized boats and drownings. this is not going to save any one's life. >> reporter: while we were on lesbos four people who drowned and washed ashore were buried. no one knew their names. more than 3,000 people have drowned trying to reach europe so far this year. engines often fail, and overcrowded boats cap sized. that's how this 3-year-old syrian boy, drowned in september. after these photographs of his body on a turkish beach were
seen around the world. volunteers started showing up on lesbos to help new arrival make it onshore. but for months it has been private aid groups like international rescue committee doing what the greek government hobbled by its own economic crisis was not able to do. governments aren't giving you money? >> no. as if there is an attrition make it as difficult for people to come. in unsanitary conditions and nothing could be farther from the truth. >> reporter: who are the people coming? >> in the beginning, it was -- mostly syrians. an mostly they were men. and everybody was saying, they're all young men. they're all young men. where is the families. over the course of the past three months you have higher percentage of women and children.
first to see it was safe. get settled in europe. calling for their families. >> syrians and others have to get fingerprinted and registered before they leave lesbos. the process used to take up to a week. now it is so fast when we went to the port where a ferry departs daily for athens we were surprise to see a dad and his little boy. ten hours after arriving on the island they had their ferry tickets and were ready to leave. >> reporter: you registered? you got the ticket. okay. their journey went be easy. the route to germany keeps changing as borders open and close along the way. and greater controls are put in place. from greece, most now travel through macedonia, then serbia, croatia, slovenia, then on through austria. at austria's border with germany we found hundreds sleeping in tents waiting to be allowed to cross. german authorities had just slowed down the entrance
only a handful at a time were being allowed in. not far away at salzburg central train station, hundred more waited in an underground garage. the maximum capacity here in the shelter is 800. but, we had nights where we had thousand here. the mayor of salzburg. he has no idea each day how many people he will have to find shelter for. do you get advance notice when germany decides to slow the number of people coming through? >> i don't get advance notice. but i notice right away. >> reporter: can you imagine what would happen if germany closed it borders? >> i don't want to imagine that. then we have a situation which will be a humanitarian catastrophe. >> reporter: do you worry about security? do you know who a lot of these people are? where they're really from? >> i'm not worried about security. and if a terrorist really wants
to come to our country or anywhere in europe, they find their ways. they don't need the refugees. they certainly do not march along with the refugees all the way from turkey through southern europe. >> reporter: when a train for germany is expected many who have waited for days rush to line up. hoping their chance has finally come. while we were there, just one train left salzburg for germany. on board, we found mohamed and his mother. they left baghdad two weeks ago. do you know much about germany? >> no. >> reporter: no. what do you think it is going to be like? >> better than anything. >> reporter: better than anything. what are you most looking forward to?
life with my mother in peace. >> reporter: it was oktoberfest when we got to munich. there was music and bratwurst and plenty of beer. a culture shock for anyone. but for muslims from the zone it must seem especially strange. do they have a real sense of what life in germany is going to be like? >> i often germany, is an arabic word for paradise. obviously that is not the case. >> reporter: the streets are paved with gold. >> katarin runs save me mining which helps new arrivals learn >> reporter: they think it will be easy to find a job, housing? whose are already in germany, they would call home and tell you know i am having a good life. i am very successful. obviously in most cases that is not true. >> reporter: more than 500,000 new arrivals have already
crossed into germany in the last nine months. the german government expects half a million more by the end of the year. they're placed in shelters throughout the country where they have to wait for months to be granted asylum. if they are, they get free language classes, full government benefits and can start looking for a job. what are the biggest challenges? >> the biggest challenge definitely is to find housing. at the moment we are having such a huge influx the community shelters are overcrowded. you know, people are sharing rooms with five, six, seven other men, you know? there is no -- there is no space for privacy. in berlin, fights have erupted as frustrated asylum seekers wait days in lines in order to register. and smaller cities are struggling to find shelter for so many people.
town of 25,000 is told to expect 1,000 new arrivals. he says he welcomes them but for now can only put them in temporary shelters like this. >> do you have other spaces? if more people come? >> no. that's our problem. we have no spaces. >> you can see more of anderson's report at our website, cbsnews.com. the "cbs overnight news" will be
the so-called female viagra is now available in pharmacies. called adi, the first drug approved to treat low libido in women. jon lapook reports. >> reporter: this 34-year-old woman has been looking forward to this day. >> i have no libido, lack of desire, no sexual thoughts. and it's been like that since i was 17. >> reporter: adi approved for use in premenopausal women who have low libido. unlike male sexual dysfunction drugs that work on blood flow, adi works on chemicals in the brain responsible for pleasure. she is willing to give it a try. >> i tried several supplements, vitamins, me and my husband have tried counseling, hypnotherapy. none of those have worked. >> decreased sexual libido can have a dramatic impact on a
>> reporter: an obgyn at len knox hill hospital in new york and says women should be evaluated for underlying causes before seeking adi. >> reporter: thyroid disorders and depression. >> reporter: adi taken daily is expected to be priced at $20 a month for those with insurance. rejected twice by the fda over safety concerns and it was modestly effective. the drug also carries a black box warning because drinking alcohol can cause low blood pressure and fainting. doctors emphasize any benefit won't be immediate. >> this is a drug patients take at bedtime on a daily basis. you don't expect a dramatic overnight change. we expect a modest gradual increase in desire. >> adi is not approved for use
the f da says more studies are needed if it is safe and effective for them. dr. jon lapook, cbs, new york. >> "cbs overnight news" will be right back. when the engines failed on the plane i was flying, i knew what to do to save my passengers. but when my father sank into depression, i didn't know how to help him. when he ultimately shot himself, he left our family devastated. don't let this happen to you. if you or a loved one is suicidal, call the national suicide prevention lifeline.
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major lisa jaster, the first to make it through the grueling army school. not only did she complete a training most soldiers can't dream of, she did it at 37 years old. vinita nair reports. >> reporter: one of the toughest training schools in the military. a grueling course at fort bening, georgia, just over 77,000 soldiers have completed. all of them men. until this year. >> you are now part of a lifelong brotherhood and sisterhood for those who have chose in to go above and beyond.
became the third woman ever to receive the ranger badge. the 37-year-old mother of two the first female reserve officer to earn the distinctive tab. >> there is no quitting. i can't have quit in me. there was never an option to stop. never an option to quit now. when chris and shay moved on and, i didn't, that was by far one of the hardest days of ranger school for me. >> reporter: kristin and shay were the first will tune finish army ranger school in august. they returned yesterday to show their support. 19 women began ranger school in april as part of of a pentagon mandate to begin opening combat units to women. a decision that has not been without its critics. many have taken to social media to question if the military lowered their standard and
russell requested documents to prove the female graduates weren't given special treatment. but at fort benning it is a different story. while some male rangers say they were skeptical at first the women proved themselves in the field. >> they can serve by my side at any type. i know i can trust them. i hope they can trust me. >> reporter: in fact, one male ranger said he couldn't have made it if first lieutenant haver didn't help him carry some of his gear. >> shay what only one to volunteer to took the weight. took the weight off me. carried the last half. literally saved me. i probably wouldn't be sitting here if it wasn't forget. >> reporter: jaster faced little resistance from fellow soldiers. >> once you get in the field start training shoulder to shoulder. gender stops mattering quickly. it was can-up accomplish the mission. >> if the mission accomplished. her job and family. but now, as a graduate of the army ranger school. monday i will call my boss at, reintegrated. i will be back to normal. minus the hair. >> that's the "cbs overnight news" for this wednesday.