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good morning. this morning on "world news now," breaking news. the u.s. targeting the man known to the world as jihadi john. he was the masked man who became a symbol of isis after beheading an american and over hostages. u.s. officials now presuming he has been killed in a drone strike. breaking details from our brian ross team straight ahead. and donald trump on the attack, taking on his closest rival, dr. ben carson, even demonstrating a fake stabbing and asking how stupid are the people of iowa? plus, what the president thinks about trump's immigration plan. then big questions right now in italy. are italian olive oil makers trying to fool you when it comes to what is in their bottles? plus a "world news now" exclusive. an inspired story. we're going to catch up with the world's oldest yoga instructor. she is 97 years old and says she
has no plans to slow down, even after reena attended one of her sessions. it's time to stretch out on this friday, november 13th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everyone on this friday the 13th. >> are you feeling more zen? >> i do feel more zen. and i walked away with life lessons from this woman. of all the interviews i've done in my life, she is top three. i mean transformed the way i think about life, this woman. >> i look forward to seeing that story. >> and i just want the say, you're a big workout junkie. even you would have had problems. >> had a tough time keeping up with the 97-year-old yoga instructor. we want to start with the notorious terrorist known as jihadi john. he is believed to have been killed bay drone strike in syria. >> seen in so many of those gruesome beheading videos had been tracked by the u.s. for months.
abc's chief investigating correspondent brian ross has been following the story overnight and has the very latest now for us. >> reporter: the world first came to know jihadi john a little over a year ago when he appeared in this video wearing a black mask, holding a knife and threatening the life of american journalist james foley. his voice was disguised, but he could not hide his british accent. >> you have plotted against us and gone far out of your way to interfere in eastbound affairs. >> reporter: one after another, he presided over the murders of foley, american steven sotloff, and peter kassig, but who britons and then two japanese hostages. >> our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people. >> reporter: earlier this year, his true identity was revealed to be mohammed emwazi seen here wearing an american baseball cap, the son of kuwaiti parents who emigrated to england. he was spotted by teachers as having a violent streak. one teacher told the bbc that at
the age of 11 he was put in anger management therapy. >> we would find that he would get very angry and worked up and it would take him a long time to calm himself down. >> reporter: flaunting his role executioner, emwazi became one of the world's most wanted men. in a statement to abc news, the warrants of foley said the air strike was of small solace. quote, this huge effort to go after this deranged man filled with hate when they can't make half that effort to save the hostages while these young americans were still alive. it's unfortunate that the government doesn't get it. they think it gives us solace but it doesn't. ryan ross, abc news, new york. >> so interesting to hear mrs. foley's comments. it so heart-wrenching. while it is a huge get for the u.s. government, they put resources. they wanted to get this man because it also sends a message to other militants across the middle east that you are going
to do this, justice will be brought at some point. but for these families, they're not getting their loved ones back. it has in many ways transformed how the white house has looked at the hostage policy situation. >> but it does give them a little bit of closure. but it definitely does not change the war on isis. there will be other high value targets i'm sure as well. and speaking of isis, it might be -- may have expanded its terror operations into lebanon with a deadly attack. the group has claimed responsibility for twin suicide bombings in beirut that killed at least 43 people, one of the worst such attacks in lebanon in years. until now, isis has not had a recognized affiliate in lebanon, but its forces are fighting in neighboring syria and iraq. so many say a spillover is not surprising. an ohio man is under arrest for the alarming way that he tried to help isis. official says he used social media to promote violence against members of the u.s. armed forces. the 25-year-old akron man kept opening new twitter, facebook
and tumblr accounts as fast as the sites suspended him. his posts included photos, names and even addresses of service personnel. okay, to politics now and donald trump stepping up attacks on fellow front-runner ben carson. trump said the pathological temper carson described to himself in his memoir cannot be cured any more than a child molester can be cured. trump also mocked carson's account of trying to stab a friend, demonstrating to supporters in iowa how a belt buckle couldn't stop a knife. and he also doubted carson's religious awakening. okay. so-so far no comment from the carson camp. but president obama had plenty to say about donald trump after the last debate. he joined the chorus of criticism over trump's promise to deport millions of undocumented immigrants. in an exclusive interview with abc's george stephanopoulos, the president called the plan unrealistic and unamerican. >> donald trump is speaking about history.
he wants to bring back operation wetback from president eisenhower and deportation force. what would that mean? >> well, i think the name of that operation tells you something about the dangers of looking backwards. and the notion that we're going to deport 11, 12 million people from this country? first of all, i have no idea where mr. trump thinks the money is going to come from. it would cost us hundreds of billions of dollars to execute that. imagine the images on the screen flashed around the world as we were dragging parents away from their children and putting them in what, detention centers and then systematically sending them out. nobody thinks that this is realistic. but more importantly, that's not who we are as americans. >> much more on what the president had to say later this morning on "good morning america" and the entire
interview on "sunday this week." the faa says pilots from the southwest jet, a cessna and a corporate jet all reported they had the powerful light shone in their cockpit. there have been more than 5,000 reports of laser strikes so far this year. the university of missouri has named the retired federal civil rights attorney and one of the first black graduates of its law school as interim president. michael middleton says he is no stranger to what he calls systemic racism on campus, and he is promising to work directly with black activists on issues of racial inequality. well, from coast-to-coast, protesters took part in a million student march to show solidarity with the university of missouri. walkouts and rallies took place at more than 100 public colleges with demonstrators calling for free tuition and $15 minimum wage for campus workers. the weather throughout overnight is not rain or snow,
it's actually very strong winds in the midwest, especially around the great lakes. the region has seen gusts as high as 66 miles an hour. >> wow. what's causing very high waves on lake michigan and lakeshore is flooding likely. the strong winds could also be a problem for travel, both airline and highway. and they may cause some power outages. well, today of course is friday the 13th, a day most consider very unlucky. but it turns out that it can actually be very lucky for some lottery players. >> in at least five years alone, mega millions players s is in michigan have one more than $5 million. and with a jackpot of $200 million for tonight's drawing, this particular friday the 13th could be the most profitable yet for some lucky winners. so what does this mean? do we have to fly to michigan? get someone in michigan to buy the ticket? >> you can play -- well, michigan is a lucky state. but we can play the multimillion-dollar lottery anywhere and see if we have luck on this friday the 13th. >> all right.
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♪ some of italy's top olive oil brands are under investigation this morning, accused of passing off regular olive oil as extra virgin. seven companies including bertoli and carapelli came under scrutiny after a magazine reported the allegations this year. extra virgin olive oil is more expensive and processed without chemicals or heat. italy is the world's second largest olive oil producer after spain. and here at home, retails are hoping to soon see merchandise flying off the shelves as the holiday shopping season shifts into high gear. >> this year something different. some major retailers are derest defining the whole notion of what black friday means. here is abc's rebecca jarvis. >> reporter: you no longer have to endure this. to walk away this.
>> we got a tv! >> reporter: walmart announcing that for the first time ever, most of those famous black friday door busters will be available online at walmart.com starting this year at 12:01 pacific time thanksgiving morning. and for those who prefer a more hands-on shopping experience, the main event kicks off inside walmart stores at 6:00 p.m. on thanksgiving. the world's largest retailer promising there will be plenty of the most popular products. deals including this 40-inch hdtv for $149. an ipad air 2 for $100 off. and toys like this "star wars" light saber, 5 bucks. and walmart isn't alone. target launching ten days of black sundays. already eight black friday deals on sale now. as they have in years past, walmart will be handin out wristbands for the most in demand products. so as long as you have one of these, you get the door buster.
rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. coming up in our next half hour, a stung verdict in the case of a reputted mob leader. he was charged in that notorious $6 million lufthansa heist nearly 40 years ago, inspiring the movie "good fellows." from facing life in prison to life as a free man. first, meet the woman who is considered the oldest living yoga teacher. we'll tell you why she is now being called the real life forrest gump. the "world news now" exclusive is coming up. reena gets a close-up with her. >> and let me tell you, she beat me to the punch on this one. she is very good for yoga. >> great.
is that our music of zen? it is. so she is a former dancer, model, and actress. for the past three years has been recognized as the world's oldest living yoga teacher. >> she has been bending, stretching, and breathing her way into longevity since the coolidge presidency. but her positive message today, it's really timeless. >> beautiful. >> reporter: meet the real life forrest gump. >> listen to your heart beat. >> reporter: 97-year-old, like gump, has witnessed historic moments firsthand and met with some of the most influential icons like bob hope, the dalai lama, and deepak chopra. but unlike the famed character played by tom hanks -- >> run, forest, run! >> reporter: her secret isn't rung. >> shrift them off your back. >> reporter: it's stretching. and her longevity has made her the world's oldest living yoga teacher. born in india, tao moved to
france and had success model fog famous designers like coco channel. when world war ii broke out she found herself drawn into the resistance against nazi germany. it was then that she realized the power of positive change in teaching yoga to others. >> the nicest thing that i could is when somebody can't do something and i show them they can. >> reporter: she toured the u.s. and even wrote over 300 film scripps, combining a career in show business with her love of yoga and call to social activism. she has walked with gandhi and martin luther king jr. but she credits her uncle who raised her with teaching her compassion and acceptance. >> never look down on anybody. know that even a farmer may illiterate, but knows more about the soil than you do. so you're illiterate. >> what is your secret about
life? >> when i wake up in the morning i say this is going to be the best day of my life. >> reporter: you really say that to yourself? >> yes. whatever you put in your mine materializes. so don't materialize anything negative. materialize everything positive. >> reporter: she has broken her wrist and had three hip replacements. but tao doesn't count the injuries or even the years. and she has no intention of slowing down. >> i'm not interested in what i can't do. nothing is impossible. ♪ >> reporter: in fact, tao learned to dance when she was 85. since then, she won more than 700 first place dance prizes, even traveling to countries as far away as india where she danced with a famed bollywood choreogrher. >> she is a gift. and i think whoever has come across her, they all feel blessed about her. >> reporter: tao has inspired pg or old. she makes quite an impression on her students.
>> a little girl 6 years old said to me, tao, what are you going to do when you retire? i said i'm not going to retire. i said i'm going to dance my way to the next planet. she said oh, that makes sense. we put a man on the moon. when i get to be your age, i'll be able to find you. >> do you ever think about death on the other side? >> no, no. i have a feeling that this is not the end of life. this tiny little planet. >> reporter: and she offers this advice for a younger generation. >> don't procrastinate. tomorrow never comes. one minute after midnight it's already today. >> reporter: wow, look at you. i wasted no time trying to figure out her moves. >> never stop trying. >> reporter: that's tao, master of yoga. >> may the light of yoga join your body, mind, and spirit. >> reporter: and of life.
>> to bring you peace, to bring you love, to bring you health. lead us from the unreal to the real, from darkness into light of inner knowledge. shanty, shalom, amen, amen. >> how cool. >> she is hands-down one of the top three people i've ever interviewed in my life and such an inspiration. she also has a new book out, "dancing light" for anyone who is looking for a christmas gift. it tells her whole story. she really believes whatever you manifest in your head comes out. she is a classic example of how thinking positively can transform your life. >> and i love her whole theory of living in the moment. one minute after midnight is a new day and to start each day as if it's different. what was like the big inspirational moment that you got from her? >> that i would have to cut off my legs if i wanted to get into those yoga positions.
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you have twin brothers marrying twin sisters, and the presiding priests, identical twins as well. the flower girls even wore pink dresses that were identical. and the boys also purple tops. twins. impressed? >> okay. very interesting. >> well, just wait until you see the polka. >> okay. >> not twins. >> not twins. >> but something like that. let's do this thing! ♪ ♪ hey, politics and all the weather, all the scores, that's the world news polka ♪ >> by george, i think he's got it! ♪ the skinny is our gossip sheet, that's the world news polka ♪ ♪ it's late at night, you're wide awake and you're not wearing pants ♪ ♪ so grab your world news now mug and everybody dance ♪ ♪ do the world news polka .
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this morning on "world news now," breaking news from the middle east. what a u.s. official calls a direct hit on the isis terrorist known as jihadi john, the man wanted for allegedly beheading americans and hostages from other countries as well, now presumed dead. live coverage straight ahead. also ahead, widespread protests on college campuses across the country. students angry about how racist incidents are being treated, now speaking out. and a big change at the university of missouri, now under new leadership. and now in half hour, a goodfella goes free. a reputed mobster walks out of court after being acquitted with connect with one of the most infamous heists in u.s. history. part of his defense straight out of an episode of "seinfeld." and what's in a name? not much apparently when the guy we