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today's show, as well as this particular case. thanks for watching, everyone. it's been nice to have you with us today. "around the world" is coming up next with michael holmes and suzanne malveaux. welcome. we take you across the globe in 60 minutes. i'm suzanne malveaux. >> nice to see you, stranger. yeah, we're back. i'm michael holmes. thanks for being with us today. >> this could be a game changer. one the most volatile places in the world. that of course, syria. >> the syrian deputy foreign minister is calling israeli air strikes in his words a declaration of war. have a look at this. >> the attacks happened over the weekend. making a really tense situation on the ground even worse. raising questions about whether or not the u.s. is going to be forced to act. a u.s. official now confirming the strikes were indeed launched by the israelis. >> add to that new questions
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about which side is using chemical weapons on the ground there. is it the assad regime? is it the rebels? or is anyone doing it at all? even the u.n. says it's not sure. and it took two weeks for a relative to claim his body. well, now the challenge is finding a place to bury boston bombing suspect tamerlan tar november. a city manager says not here. we'll have the latest today for one of the surviving suspect's friends. a factory collapse in bangladesh. the death toll continues to climb. remember when it hit 400? it's now at 657. those involved in what is now definitely a recovery project say they don't know how many more bodies remain inside. the building housing five garment factories, also a bank and other businesses, collapsed a week ago. the government says it is ready to enact a series of labor
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reforms. the headline of course is out of syria today. we've got conflicting reports over whether or not the rebels are the ones who use sarin gas. you've got u.n. officials saying earlier this morning there is evidence they did. then you have the u.n. backtracking that statement, saying the findings, they're not even conclusive. now the state department official weighing in. saying there's not any information at all suggesting it was the rebels. >> that anyone did, they don't know for sure. there's no real evidence. it's a suspicion. the free syrian army denies it has any access to chemical weapons. all of that coming on the heels of this -- u.s. officials confirming that israel struck several military facilities in syria over the weekend. massive blasts. we want to find out what is happening on the ground. >> cnn is the only major network that is inside syria. our fred pleitgen is joining us from the capital, damascus. tell us a sense of what do you
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know, what has taken place on the ground, what are they telling you, what do they believe has happened? >> well, the syrian officials said after this happened that it was a strike on a military research facility. judging from the secondary explosions -- i just want to make this clear, we are about three or four miles away from where this happened. when it happened, we could hear these explosions. there were dozens of secondary explosions. gunfire as well. apparently the syrian troops on site there, firing into the air, because they didn't know what was going on. it clearly seems as though this was more than a military research facility. there are some suggesting these could have been weapon stockp e stockpiles. some suggesting iranian stockpiles possibly destined for hezbollah. the syrian government is absolutely angry. the deputy foreign minister told me they will retaliate. they're not saying when and they're not saying how but he
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said they will retaliate. absolutely angry over all of this. they are acknowledging this was a major blow to their military and it could have effect in the civil war, in their war against the opposition. one more thing, i was talking to syrian civilians who live close by there. and they are absolutely terrified. they told me when this happened, they could feel the blasts, they could feel the pressure waves a mile away from where all this happened, suzanne. >> fred, jumping in here, ironically, this could be seen in some quarters of helping the rebels, many elements of which are no fans of israel. >> well, i mean, this is certainly something where the government is trying to paint this in a way as though this is a alliance between israel and the rebels. calling this an alliance between al qaeda and the state of israel. that is something the israelis flat-out deny. even the rebels have criticized these air strikes.
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they're saying they criticize israel air striking an arab country. for their part, they're saying this simply proves how weak the assad regime is, that it's not even capable of protecting its own airspace. certainly all sides are trying to read this in different ways. the assad regime is trying to portray this in a way that it is under an attack from outside forces. that is blames of course the whole uprising that's here in this country on outside forces as well. so this sort of fits into that conspiracy herery. all sides are trying to paint this in different weighs. it's unclear who might benefit from all this, but one thing is clear, the syrian military is licking its wounds today and it's taken a major hit to a real big power center outside of damascus. >> one of the only western journalists for a major broadcast network there inside syria, thanks. >> we also want to bring in sara
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siedner, live from haifa, near israel. typically they don't confirm or deny these kind attacks but the u.s. officials are confirming both those strikes were conducted by israel. first, any response to that? secondly, are they concerned of retaliation from syria or hezbollah? >> certain lip the israelis have not come out publicly or officially. all they have said concerning these strikes inside syria, we're talking about two in the last four day, and three overall this year. the israelis not confirming or denying that they were involved in any way. what we have been hearing time and again though from israeli officials is that they will not -- they will do whatever is necessary to keep conventional weapons that are very dangerous or weapons mass destruction such as chemical weapons which syria is known to have large stockpiles of from going into the hands of groups such as hezbollah which they consider a terrorist organization. that group obviously over in
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lebanon across the border. the reason i'm standing in haifa is because there's clearly a concern. israel has said, look, the winds of war are not blowing. but that came from a major general told, who is in charge of this northern command. but that they are taking precautions. and what they've done is put two iron dome batteries, these are anti-missile batteries, into place, in the northern hemisphere here. and just in case there is any sort of reaction. the reaction, they are worried about, isn't necessarily going to be coming from syria, because syria finds itself in a very difficult spot. it has been in a war for more than two years, going into the third year now that it's been devastating to its military. and so what they're worried about is that perhaps hezbollah, who has been close with syria and iran, for all these years, will suddenly do something. and they're putting their positions in place. they're putting their machinery in place in case that does
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happen. >> it's rumored to be some of these missiles could be scud-type missiles which could be fired from well inside lebanon anywhere into israel. the potential for it to become truly regional. you get lebanon involved, israel respo responds, the syrians helping out hezbollah. you've got a lot of arab countries already saying, hang on, israel just attacked a sovereign nation, killed, by all accounts, dozens of soldiers. is that even being discussed there in israel? >> well, people are certainly concerned about that. and there are groups of people wondering if this is going to draw israel in. israel has said officially it does not want to be any part of this war. it does not want to get involved in the internal conflict in syria. but of course if it's knocking out some of the syrian government's military capabilities, than in some ways it has gotten involved, even if it's trying to stop weapons from being handed over to the group
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hezbollah in lebanon. regardless of that, i think there is a concern. though people are not, for example, nervous or scared at this point in time. they haven't heard anything, they haven't seen anything for example on this border, but on the syrian border we know there have been munitions that have come over, missiles have made it other that border, but most of the time israel has said those were mistake, it that it wasn't directed particularly at israel, that it was because the fighting along the border. as you know, israel, very close to lebanon, because they share a border. very close as well with syria. so of course the tensions are a bit high here. >> thank you, sara. one of the things that's interesting here is you've got the prime minister benjamin netanyahu, he's in china, he's still in china. you've got the airlines, they're actually flying commercially here. so there does seem to be a sense like they are moving on. they're moving forward. still a lot of tension there. >> they might be, others may not be. israel's saying, well, no drum, of war, but that's going to annoy a lot people in the region
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there because it really -- despite israel's fears about what would be very damaging missiles were they to fall in the hands hezbollah, this was an attack on another country, killed 42 soldiers. it that had happened the other way, there would be outrage. these are very small parcels of land. tiny countries. then you're into syria, iran supplying syria through iraq, i mean, it is all tied in together. >> there is so much tension it could turn into a regional conflict, not just a civil want. the air strikes raising concerns about the possibility of broader war in the middle east. syrian ally iran warning of a crushing response. the question now, of course, whether or not the united states, whether or not we're going to get sucked into all of this as well. >> listen to what some lawmakeres are saying. >> we need to have a game changing action and that is no american boots on the ground. establish a safe zone. and to protect it and to supply weapons to the right people.
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in syria who are fighting for obviously the things we believe in. >> we can't be the sheriff for the whole world. we have our own issues right now, iraq, afghanistan, we have s sec questions tration. the arab coly, the other countries in that area. we have resources that no other country has, and we have to make sure we use them. >> and we're going to have more on these new developments. our chief international correspondent krichristiane amanpour has spoken with the syrian president assad in the past and will be with us soon about the worrying developments to many people. >> very tense. they say don't bury him here. that is what city officials and cemetery directors in and around boston are saying about boston
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bombing suspect tamerlan. >> they are looking for a cemetery that will accept his remains. >> preferably a muslim cemetery, out of the state. it has to be accepted -- a muslim cemetery would be much more acceptable for the people there. most of the cemeteries we have here are nonsectarian with a section set aside for muslims. the only true muslim cemetery is in connecticut. >> joe johns is in boston. first of all, tell us why it has been so difficult. and if they think thathere a path, some sort of solution to where they're going to bury him. >> well, i think there is a lot that goes into this, suzanne. this is a man, tamerlan who went through life without a country and now in death he's also without a country. the city manager has said he's
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not going to accept a burial permit. he's suggested that the fbi ought to have some role in this. the fbi said it's a local matter. the next question is, where. there's been some suggestion perhaps the body could be sent to russia. there's some problems there as well because he didn't have a passport in russia. it could be perhaps that kyrgyzstan has to step in. it's all unclear. apparently, there are a bunch of different options. and they're even looking we're told to some other states, suzanne. >> how long could this last, joe? are there any arrangements? i hate to be morbid about this, any arrangements, how long the body could stay there before they actually have to make decisions? >> well, it's just unclear. we're told that the family or the funeral director or others may even be reaching out to the governor of the state of massachusetts for help on this. as you know, this can become a
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very sticky issue. and it has in the past with some other very notorious individuals. it's taken a long time to figure out who would claim the body. and that's the negotation that's sort of working their way through right now. >> joe, another angle to this story, one of his friends to be in court in a couple of hours, what's going on there? >> he's the individual who is charged with false statements, one of the three friends arrested last week, he is expected to appear here. this hearing originally was supposed to be for two purposes to talk about probable cause and to talk about detention. the probable cause has been taken often the table. now the question is whether he'll be released. the government and the defense apparently have reached some agreement, saying that he may be released as long as he produces a $100,000 secured bond. agreed to electronic monitoring,
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some type of ankle bracelet presumably, sand released to a third party who would take custody of him. we're waiting for that hearing to find out if there are any hitches to that. >> joe johns in boston. here's more of what we're working on. a vintage plane crashes in the middle of an air show as thousands of spectators watch. despite bomb threats and suicide attacks, somalis are flocking to a beach side restaurant for gourmet food and a taste of normal life. it's good to see those pictures instead of the ones we're accustomed to. we'll take you there. and justin bieber's string of bad luck continues. oh, yeah, we're talking about justin bieber. this time, attacked by a fan right in the middle of a concert. we're going to show you what actually happeneded in dubai. >> looked more like a cuddle to me instead of an attack. i'm here at my house on thanksgiving day,
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bae. >> the u.s. wants him released. bepyongyang says he confessed to committing hostile acts against the government. in prior instances, north korea has released a person in its custody after a visit by a u.s. dignitary. they say they will not do that this time. a big night out before a wedding turns into a tragedy. this is in california. a woman and her friends just four minutes away from the bachelorette party when this limo caught fire. the driver, four of her girlfriends, escaped, but the woman and four others did not escape and actually dialed. investigators say the fire might have started in the trunk of the limo but they're not sure what started that fire. >> what a horrible story. terrible. all right. another fiery disaster under investigation. this one happened near madrid in spain. >> air show spectators
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absolutely shocked and then terrified when they watched a vintage plane crash into the hang hangar, explode in a fireball. the pilot actually died in that crash. want to get more from al goodman who's in madrid. tell us, do the investigators know how this happened? >> the investigators have not said publicly what they think may have happened. what we know is this was an experienced pilot flying a 1950s spanish-made plane at an air show that happens once a month at this military base in madrid but he just lost control and crashed into this old cement and brick hangar at the air base. inside were helicopters from spain's national police. they did not catch on fire. he also missed major fuel tanks at this military base. but all of this happened about 100 meters or 300 feet from some 2,000 spectators. the pilot died soon after of his
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injuries. five other people were taken to hospital and 13 were treated at the scene, including the pilot's father who when he saw what happened had what authorities say was kind of a nervous shock attack. >> al, tell me, the pilot, he had a fair bit of experience, was no novice. >> indeed, michael, he was a fighter pilot. he flew f-18s. flew with spanish troops for international peacekeepers in afghanistan. he flew over libya a couple of years ago. so he was experienced. he had been promoted recently as an aide to spain's defense minister. he leaves behind a wife and young daughter. the spanish prime minister has praised him and offered condolences. a neighbor's group out there near the air basis these air shows should be moved some place else. >> the best to his family. this is my favorite story of
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radical islamist group al shabab saying it's responsible for a suicide car bombing. despite this attack, there is a new sense of optimism about all of this. it's because of a restaurant. cnn has the story. >> reporter: it's the weekend. and mog dishus main waterfront, families have come to enjoy the balmy waters of the indian
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ocean. girls splash as boys strut and show off. amid the rubble of the abandoned colonial era villas, new developments are emerging. all unthinkable a year and a half ago when the al qaeda linked militant group al shabab controlled vast areas of the city. over at the village restaurant, this is the busy time for the chef and owner. ahmed jama. when he first came to mogadishu five years ago, though, it was a very different story. >> when i opened this restaurant, they could not believe it. someone going inside in this place and he's going to have a restaurant. >> reporter: in mogadishu. >> in mogadishu. >> reporter: at the height of the war. >> this is also front -- >> reporter: where we're standing right here? >> this is the grave area. no one goes home. >> reporter: today, it's one of the most popular places in town.
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one of five restaurants all called the village owned by ahmed. >> they've never seen this for 20 years. people go somewhere, have a nice fresh coffee. and also have a nice fresh food. it seems like my restaurant -- see, you know, they have a life. before -- they never have a life before. >> reporter: for the first time in a very long time, somalis have a choice of where to go to meet friends, enjoy cappuccino and even a pipe of flavored tobacco, albeit des creaiscrete. his patrons have developed a taste for his dishes. but of course this is still mogadishu. al shabab may no longer have a visible presence in the city but they're still here. at the entrance to the village
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restaurants stand armed guards. the gate is fortified with sandbags. a gunman looks down. the legacy of the last time al shabab chose to make their presence felt. two men came up to the front gate of the restaurant, detonated the explosives, killing a soldier right here. at another restaurant, another explosion, 25 of his customers were killed. and yet somalis, mogadishu residents, still keep coming out to these restaurants day after day with their families. ahmed says as long as his customers keep coming, he's willing to keep risking his life alongside them. >> they're trying to stop the people feeling like they have a new life. i'm not going to stop for that. i just keep going. ♪ >> reporter: for the first time in the more than two decades of somali conflict, there's a sense of optimism. a newly appointed president.
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planned reform for the country's security forces. and promises of substantial support from the international community. somalis, it seems, have had a taste of normal life. and al shabab violence, no matter how bloody, no longer holds the power it once did. cnn, mogadishu. >> nice. >> yeah, good to see some positive news. >> would you go? >> absolutely, absolutely. >> we'll send anthony bordain, our colleague. >> absolutely. wasn't to i want to go with him. good to see positive news. the certaintyian government, they say they want revenge after those israeli attacks hitting multiple military facilities inside syria. >> so the big question, is the situation going to escalate? our christiane amanpour will join us next. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem,
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getting back to the escalating crisis in syria, our top story right now, growing concern of the possibility of a broader war now in the middle east. >> after israel launched those attacks inside syria, hitting military installations. a human rights group in damascus says the strikes killed 42 syrian soldiers. and left 100 people missing. christiane amanpour joining us now from new york. we've heard that the syrian government, spokesman for the government, say revenge, de declaration of war, but what are the syrian options? they're a bit busy at the moment, aren't they? >> well, they are. this target, if it's exactly as we've been reporting and has been claimed has been a military target, and to that end, israel also said that it does not want to be drawn into any greater war. and frankly the commanding general out there near the golan heights has said, i do not feel the winds of war blowing. they are bending over backwards to try to send messages to the
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assad regime that this was not about getting involved in the internal civil war. this was about protecting themselves, they say, against any advanced weaponry going from syria to hezbollah. because they don't want hezbollah to be firing missiles or any advance weaponry into israel. so it seems to be at that point right now whether the syrians accept that the israelis are just doing this in what they call self-defense remains to be seen. >> two questions here. first of all, you have interviewed assad before, you have spoken with him. give us a sense of his mind-set here. does he feel that he is cornered in some way, that he has to respond, and secondly talk about hezbollah and what options they might have in retaliation. >> a couple of things. president assad has shown a pretty steady response since this began about two years ago. a bit more than two years ago. and that response has been
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incremental. first it was arresting the protesters, which really started this, as a sort of arab spring jo offshoot. then it was, you know, abusing. then it was attacking certain villages. then it was using helicopters. then it was, you know, planes and missiles and maybe they have used chemical weapons, if all the intelligence is to be believed. so it's been an incremental increase on his part. judging, i think, the reaction of the outside world and also judging how the internal dynamic is going to go. so incremental increase. israel has basically said, look, we're not in this fight, but we think that, you know, it wouldn't be a problem to neutralize his main forces. but we definitely do not want iranian or any other weapons going via damascus to hezbollah because that could -- they remember the 2006 war. so that is when hezbollah and israel fought some people call to a standstill, hezbollah
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claims a victory in that war in '06. >> a couple of interesting things here, christiane. israel says it doesn't want to get dragled into a war, but at the end of the day, they have gotten involved by making an attack here. you've got the arab world, the arab league, the saudis, the egyptians, none too happy this has taken place. israel is going to say it was a preemptive thing to stop them from getting attacked from lebanon and so on. what are the risks involved here of sparking something else? a message to iran as well, isn't it, really? >> well, you know, from the very beginning, people have said, this is a regional problem. a strategic problem. this internal syrian war. because it could spill over and it could cause a wider war. already we've seen israel's neighbors virtually destabilized, certainly on the borders, and certainly a lot in jordan, with this flood of refugees, more than 1 million, that has got to jordan, turkey and to lebanon. so that's been a real problem.
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we've also seen a real instability with insurgents, jihadis, coming from iraq into syria to help fight against the assad forces. we've also seen the issue of course with the world being very concerned about this turning into a greater war. it already has destabilized -- and of course the arab nations are going to condemn any time israel steps in, that is pro forma, and that is what they have done. they've issued a condemnation of what happened. but i think we have to be really careful and look at what israel has done, the reaction from syria, knowing that syria doesn't want to be dragged into a war with israel, because that's a no winner for syria, as has been shown over several previous incursions all the way back to '73 when israel basically blasted them out of the water, so they don't want to get into a fight with israel. >> it's a no win for everybody all around. christiane, thank you so much. coming up ahead, reaction, whether or not the situation in
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the human rights group saying 100 people are still missing. >> and syrian ally iran warning of a crushing response. russia calls reports of israeli air strikes very worrying. a former state department official joining us. you and i talked many times when i was covered president bush, as
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his undersecretary of state, that the president, president bush, was wrong, he said, in going to war without substantial intelligence here. do you think president obama is right in this case to be prudent, to be cautious, to simply wait? >> well, he's certainly right to be prudent and cautious. because i think we've learned through bitter experience that you have to have a compelling ai air-tight, convincing and credible reason to go to war. it's one of the most important, if not the most important, responsibility. when do you intervene, when do you use force. and you've got to have your facts straight. on this question of whether or not the syrian government used chemical weapons against its own people, that's an incredibly serious charge. but we have to be right about the facts. as you know, now there are conflicting stories as of today as to who might have used chemical weapons. i think the president's cauctio here is the right course.
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>> how long does he wait, considering you've got hundreds of people, syrians, who are killed, sometimes on a daily basis? >> well, suzanne, i've been an advocate actually for the united states doing more. certainly in the way of the humanitarian situation. we've been a leading donor. but there needs to be more political urgency to help those refugees and a greater sense of organization of international efforts. secondly, it's in our interest to see assad lose power, obviously, and exit the scene. and so it's very important for the united states i think now to think, to decide whether it's going to do next, if it can be con clupd concluded the syrian government did use chemical weapons against its own people. president obama put a red line in the sand in the arab world and said there will be a response. there has to be a response to protect the credibility of the united states. i think you will see the united states now entertain a series of options. either arming some moderate rebe groups. or perhaps using some u.s. air
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strikes to weaken t assad air defenses and military regime. i think you will see all that happen. they're under consideration in washington. but this is going to be happen in a very i think thoughtful and cautious way so the president knowns when we do something it's based on fact. >> we have to look at the regional aspect and how it ties in. it's a web really. syria, in many ways, already a bit a proxy war for the varying competing sides. iran and iraq, they don't want to see a majority rule in syria, because it's going to be sunni and they're not going to be too pleased with that. you've got hezbollah who might lose their funding and their friends. and you've got israel who doesn't want iran being involved. iran running shipments into syria. you've got to be careful how we play this, don't we? >> certainly. i think the greater danger here from an american perspective is the risk of a wider war. a war that would destabilize lebanon and perhaps jordan and
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iraq. i think that's what the argument is for intervention. for some type of intervention. not of american troops on the ground. but a series of air strikes or arming the moderate rebels. the idea is if the civil war goes on much longer, and the two sides are roughly equal right now, the threat of a regional war is greater. so i think that's first in the minds of the united states. and certainly the united states would like to do something to weaken iran as a result of this crisis. i think both of those imperatives really lead the united states towards greater action in the next several weeks. >> all right, nick, thanks so much. former state department official nicholas burns. we're getting reports too, interesting, in the same discussion, two rockets fired from syria, we're told, have landed in the golan height, which of course was formally syrian territory, now controlled by twisrael. they're playing it down, saying fired erroneously as a byproduct
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of the internal conflict in syria. so playing down, not saying it was an attack from syria into israel, saying it was sort of a misfire or something. but very interesting. we'll keep an eye on that. >> is the problem, these miss understanding, you don't want people to react to things that are not even correct. we'll keep a close eye on that breaking news. >> yes, that just crossed. >> will friday's stock market really last? that's the million dollar questions.
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welcome back to "around the world." the saudi government now is giving its official approval for girls in private schools to play sports. >> it's official. they have been doing a little bit behind the scenes but this is actually coming in an official sense. that's good. there are rules. the girls have to dress modestly. and there's a recommendation that female teachers supervise them. a blogger on women's issues says most of these private schools as we said already allow sports for girls. the governm probably just trying to gauge support to see whether or n it could be further devoped into public schools. >> she's got a serious hook there as well. good. >> have a look down there. that is the actress, a great story out of london, that is the oscar-winning actress helen mirren. she's dressed in costume as the queen waving her arms in front of a group of street drummers. what happened, she was doing a
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performance at the theater behind her and the drummers started up. she could hear it as she's doing the performance. she goes out in costume and tells them to knock it off. and she got a standing ovation apparently from the crowd. >> that's pretty funny. >> she's so terribly brilliant. dressed as the queen. on the economic front, thanks to a strong jobs report, the dow jones now past 15,000 for the first time ever. that happened on friday. closed just below that mark. markets in general have been rising in a blistering pace this year year. it great news for our 401ks. >> we're looking flat now for the dow. any gains today would be a record closing high for the dow and s&p. if we get another record, it will likely be, but just a tiny amount. invest eaors do seem to be takia breather today.
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normal to see investors take a break. markets hovering around record highs today. ben bernanke is really the market's best friend now. the fed pumping money into the economy each month. the big question of course is will the momentum continue. the fed has said it is willing to continue stimulus for as long as necessary till we see an improvement in the economy. suzanne, michael. >> zain, thank you. she gets in a lot of information. >> she whipped through that. >> she talks really quickly. >> now i know everything i need to know. >> good for the 401ks. >> programming note. chris cuomo interviews amanda knox about her new book, her fight against a new trial. that's tomorrow night, 10:00 eastern. do tune in for that.
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>> and justin bieber has had some bad luck during his overseas tours. the latest incident and attack from a hard-core, yes, b bielieber. we'll have the details after a quick break.
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box office gold. this is in china. the movie set a record on opening day taking in more than $21 million. that's right. scenes were added to appeal to the chinese audience. get access to the chinese market. hollywood now hot for china. >> it surpassed japan as the world's second largest movie market last year. that is a huge take. all right. we've got to say these words out -- you're making me do it. bieber fever. do it with gusto. getting out hand. this happenped peed at a conce dubai. this was part of a bad week for bieber. >> entertainment correspondent nischelle turner is joining us. what happened in dubai? >> first of all, i just like hearing michael say bieber, believer, bieber. >> i gave that to him. he had to do that one. >> she set it up so i had to say that. all right, so what happeneded?
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to me it looked like a little -- it looked like a hug, it looked like it was with love till security got involved. >> it may have been with love. but it still is a scary situation. he may be relieved to say good-bye to dubai. he's heading south now to south africa after the scare in the united arab emirates. in the middle of a concert, an overzealous fan rushed to the stage as bieber was sitting at the piano singing a ballad. look at this. ♪ that was a little bit of a takedown there. he did take out the piano. but as you saw he was quickly tackled by security, was hustleled away. bieber still was singing. he never stopped singing those tunes. >> he didn't miss a beat.
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you got to hand it to him for that. we have to have a replay. >> we reached out to bieber's camp to see what they had to say. he runs the stage, jumps on the piano and they take him out. very, very quickly. and the piano goes toppling over. bieber sent out a tweet after this whole thing. it said simply dubai, nothing stops the show, and we saw that the show did go on. he'll perform in south africa on wednesday. hopefully it goes out without a hitch. >> then we'd have nothing to talk about. >> we're going to be following his tour, believe me. >> all right, nischelle, good to see you. >> one more time, michael, bieber fever, come on. >> bieber fever. all right. >> all right, well, that's it for us. thanks for watching "around the world." written by people just like you. with angie's list, i know who to call, and i know the results will be fantastic. angie's list -- reviews you can trust.
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