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welcome to "around the world." i'm suzanne malveaux. >> and i'm michael holmes. thanks for your company today. >> we have two big stories we're following here making news around the world. new details emerging from the nightmare in cleveland. we are learning more about the horrifying ordeal of those three young women held captive for a decade. >> also the man accused of kidnapping and raping them, he's appeared in court. the other big story of course, jodi arias prefers death to life in prison. >> in phoenix jurors who convicted her of first-degree murder, they're beginning to determine her fate. we're going to have in-depth coverage of both of those stories and of course the latest news from around the world. now, alleged kidnapper and rapist goes to court, this is in cleveland. >> uh-huh. ariel castro, you know that name now. he held his head down as he appeared before a judge today. this is castro's latest mug shot. he didn't speak during the
hearing. the prosecutor, he had plenty to say. >> he told the judge that castro turned his home into a prison for these three young women. >> charges against mr. castro based on premeditated deliberate depraved decisions to snatch three young ladies from cleveland's west side streets to be used in whatever self-gratifying, self-serving way he sought fit. the victims incured this horrifying ordeal for over a decade, a third close to a decade and girl born to one of the women while in captivity. also while in captivity they withstood repeated beatings, they were bound and restrained and sexually assaulted and never free to leave this residence. >> castro faces four counts of kidnapping, three counts of
rape, bond was set at $8 million, $2 million for each of the four victims. >> coming up in about ten minutes we're going to be talking to a legal analyst, you know him, joey jackson, he's going to be talking about the case against castro. of course one by one these women lured into the suspect's car, taken to his home where they were held captive until their escape this week. >> authorities say what they endured was absolutely horrifying. pamela brown, she has been digging into the details of what these three, these victims, went through. pam, tell us first of all authorities say that the women -- i mean, it is horrific when you look at the police report that they were bound, they were beaten, they were assaulted multiple times. i mean, what more could these young women endure? >> according to this initial report, suzanne, they were essentially tormented. we've learned in this report that they were chained in the basement of ariel castro's home, that one of the victims was punched repeatedly in the
stomach and starved after castro found out that she was pregnant. and one of the victims was forced to give birth to one of the other women's babies and that if the baby died that she would be killed. so really just unspeakable details emerging from this initial incident report from cleveland police. the initial incident report obtained by cnn spells out a number of the horrid details. amanda berry's baby was born in a plastic pool delivered by michelle knight. the report also says that when the baby was born, she stopped breathing. and castro told knight that if the baby died, he'd kill her. amanda berry told police the baby's father is the suspect, ariel castro. michelle knight says she was pregnant at least five times by the suspect, each time forced to abort the baby by starvation and by castro repeatedly punching her in the stomach. the women told police that none of them were ever treated by a
doctor while in captivity. when police entered the home monday, no one was found in the basement. but as an officer near the top of the stairs and yelled cleveland police, the report says michelle knight threw herself into his arms. then dejesus rushed out of a bedroom and also threw herself into the cops arms. >> we found them. we found them. >> a law enforcement source tells cnn that amanda berry had hit her breaking point, that she was desperate to get out of the house on seymour avenue. but why was she able to escape now after more than ten years in captivity? >> something must have clicked and she saw an opportunity. and she took that opportunity. and i said it the other day and i'll say it today that, you know, she is the true hero. >> that same source says that the other two women, gina dejesus and michelle knight could also have run but chose not to even though they were not bound and that decision reflected the women's state of mind. the source went onto say the
women relied on each other for survival and did interact though mostly kept in separate rooms. they only left the house twice. >> we were told that they left the house and went into the garage in disguise. so those are the two times that were mentioned or that they can recall. >> and according to law enforcement officials during the search of castro's house a couple days ago, there was an apparent suicide note found inside that home written by castro himself allegedly talking about thoughts of suicide and that he was beaten, abused by one of his family members. at this point we don't have anymore details on that, but we know that was written in 2004. so that was after at least a couple of the alleged abductions occurred. >> all right. pamela, thank you. appreciate it. today, amanda berry, gina dejes dejesus, they're back at home spending time with their families. michelle knight, however, she is
still in the hospital. it's really unclear what she's being treated for, but she is now listed in at least good condition. >> which is some good news. family members have been in visiting her, but her mother says she hasn't gotten to see her yet. she described what it felt like after realizing that after all these years her daughter was alive. >> emotional. i've been like crying off and on. just hoping that my daughter lets me see her because i would love to see her. i'm thrilled and all i want to do is hug her and say i love you and i and it really hurts, you know, i haven't seen her in so long and i can't wait to see her. >> knight's grandmother told the cleveland plain dealer newspaper that many family members and police believed knight wasn't kidnapped back in 2002 but instead ran away on her own. but her mother says she never believed that and searched for
her for years. now, for our other big story, one of the most salacious trials that we can remember and of course the question following, will jodi arias live or die? the arizona jurors convicted her yesterday of first-degree murder. they're now returning to court today. >> that's right. and it's called the aggravation phase of the trial, that's the legal terminology. what it is is an important step in deciding whether to sentence the 32-year-old woman to death for killing her ex-boyfriend. now, let's watch her call it a stoic reaction to the verdict and the reaction from the crowd outside the courthouse. >> the state of arizona versus jodi ann arias verdict count one. we the jury, dually impanelled and sworn in the above entitled action upon our oaths do find the defendant as to count one first-degree murder, guilty. [ cheers and applause ] >> quite a sensational trial.
evidence including graphic sex tapes, photos, gruesome images of the victim that was killed in this case. remind viewers of the victim of course 30-year-old traffic accident shot in the face stabbed about 26 times or so. and almost decapitated, really disgusting. >> casey wian has been following this trial from the start, joins us now from phoenix. casey, explain this aggravation phase, what does it mean? what happens? >> well, michael, suzanne, this is something that's unusual in state courts in the united states. arizona law provides for this sort of two-part penalty phase in a potential death penalty case. as you mentioned, what's happening today in a couple of hours will be the aggravation phase. that means that the prosecution must prove that jodi arias killed traffic accident in an especially and unusually cruel manner. and you talked about those -- that horrific evidence presented
during the trial. some of these photographs of the wounds that he suffered 20 some stab wounds that was shown during the trial, a big photograph inside the courtroom. one of the most graphic photos. his throat slit wide open. and also a gunshot wound to his head. those pictures are all likely to be displayed again as the prosecution goes through testimony from keith horn, dr. keith horn who is the medical examiner who conducted the autopsy on traffic accident. what's likely to be very important is the order that those wounds were received, if in fact he was stabbed and remained alive before his throat was slit and then he was ultimately shot, that could provide the evidence that the prosecution needs to prove that this was an especially cruel killing. the jury will then decide, they must decide unanimously if this is going to move then to the next phase, the penalty phase, where it will be determined if she lives or dies.
>> all right. casey, thanks so much. casey wian there in phoenix. here's more of what we're working on for "around the world." [ cheers and applause ] big cheers from crowds outside the courthouse. this is when jodi arias' verdict was announced. we're going to ask a psychologist why so many people became so emotionally attached to this case. >> also, coming up, bond set at $8 million for ariel castro moved to keeping him behind bars of course. what's next in the legal battle against him? >> and the dust is settling after yesterday's emotional hearing surrounding the night that four americans were killed in benghazi, libya. well, now house majority leader john boehner is weighing in. we're going to take a look at what is going to happen next. ordinary rubs don't always work on my arthritis.
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berry, gina dejesus and michelle knight. >> kidnapping them as well as a 6-year-old daughter born during all of this in that house for nearly a decade. >> they re-emerge thankfully and miraculously three days ago at the home of mr. castro, that's a home that serves as mr. castro's residence but a prison to these three women and eventually a child. today, the situation's turned, your honor. castro stands before you a captive -- in captivity, a prisoner. the women are free to resume their lives that were interrupted. and also with the promise and the hope that justice will be served. >> so if more charges are added later on, what could these actually entail? here to answer that question hln legal analyst criminal defense attorney joey jackson. michael and i have been talking about this all morning. we have like a million questions for you here.
>> wow. >> if castro faces more charges and also could he have acted alone in this? are there potentially other people who they are looking to involve besides the brothers? >> suzanne, what a strange story to begin with, okay. now, understand that this was the first of what could be a many stage process. it's a criminal complaint. and the purpose of that is to initially inform you of what you might be facing. those charges that you outlined, you and michael outlined there are initially what he's facing. he went to court on the arraignment of course you're informed as a defendant this is what you're facing, the judge sets bail, which he did at $8 million, $2 million per count. after this there's a long way to go. as to the question of what the charges can be, of course that will pertain to the investigation and what it uncovers. we've already learned that there's been some beating of these women that he's had. so could there be additional assault charges added? there's a child that was born inside that house. how is that child born there? what medical care? is there reckless endangerment charges there? is there endangering the welfare of a child charge? you better believe, suzanne,
when this case is presented to the grand jury as the investigation proceeds there could be multiple charges added. >> as we said too, the two brothers have not yet been charged with anything. a couple of minor early felonies that were dealt with and basically thrown out. the thing we can't get and i don't think a lot of people can get is how did one person keep this thing secret for ten years like that? with the brothers, could that be a tactic? we don't know of course what the police tactic is, but could be a tactic to leave it for now. >> interestingly, michael, if you have that question and suzanne has it, the world has it and of course the prosecution does. and so what i think we'll see is a probing further into what if any involvement the brothers had. what did they know if anything, and when did they know it, if ever. so i think that's going to be determined. but we're still at the initial stages of the investigation. the police at this point in conjunction with the district attorney's office feel uncomfortable with actually formerly charging them from
this. but be clear that could change depending upon what information is unearthed as the investigation proceeds. >> and looking at the initial appearance in the courthouse, we see castro with his head down, we see his demeanor, we know with the defense it was very, very brief. what do you make of what we've seen so far? >> sure. what happens is is that proceeding is just a pro forma proceedings. you wouldn't expect more than about five minutes he's in and out of that. so with his head down, he's ashamed -- he should be ashamed. i mean, these charges carry life terms and they're multiple charges. and what generally happens is the judges stack them. so you're accused of and sentenced for and he's entitled to due process, he'll have his defense, but if he's found guilty, he'll never see the light of day again. be clear about that. >> yeah. yeah. so the next step then is what? >> what happens now usually is his attorney will be entitled to gather information, there will be motions presented by the attorney, did he speak to the police? if so, was he read his miranda
warnings? should any statements be suppressed, should they not? he's entitled to a full trial. a grand jury will issue an indictment. what will the indictment contain? will there be other charges? >> how long will that take? ballpark of course, but trial, what are we talking, six months, a year? >> interestingly enough, michael, it will take some time. it will take far in excess of a year in fact unless of course there's some deal that's cut depending upon the information with his lawyers and with the district attorney's office. that remains to be seen. >> wow. >> incredible story. >> amazing. it's unbelievable. joey, thank you. we appreciate it. of course we're going to be following this throughout the hour. everybody talking about this and learning more about these three women. and we are also following the jodi arias verdict. coming up next, however, we're also going to take a look at some other stories that are making news around the world. >> yeah. there's plenty going on out there including what could be the biggest bank robbery in the world. it's a cyber attack this time accused of stealing $45 million from banks.
where to bury boston bombing suspect tamerlan tsarnaev is now over. police in worcester, massachusetts, say his body is now "entombed". >> interesting word. that of course been in the funeral home. now in a place statement they are saying -- they're thanking a "courageous and compassionate individual who came forward". >> there's no word, actually, on where the body is, but police say it is no longer in the city of worcester. on capitol hill today a house homeland security committee opened hearings on the boston bombings. among other things lawmakers trying to find out whether the bombings could have been prevented and whether there were warning signs before the attack. >> here's an interesting one, computer hackers in 26 countries working together somehow managed to steal $45 million from banks, cash machines and credit card companies. >> so i understand they did it with computers, smartphones,
federal prosecutors, they actually have the names of some of the high-tech crooks and simply going after them now. >> it's extraordinary. mary snow is in brooklyn right now. mary, tell us about this ring of cyber rings, no shotdowns and hoods over the head in this case. >> well, michael and suzanne, the u.s. attorney here in the eastern district just laid out how it worked and said it involved hundreds of people around the globe. the u.s. attorney here, loretta lynch, focused on a sale of eight men in new york who are accused of being cashers, who actually were at the last part of this operation. but she said prepaid debit cards were really the target here and that hackers got into the systems of credit card processors overseas. and she is calling this the largest theft of its kind that
is known. >> this was a 21st century bank heist that reached through the internet to span the globe, but instead of guns and masks, this cyber crime organization used laptops and malware, moving literally at the speed of the internet the organization made its way from the computer systems of international corporations to the streets of new york as well as major cities around the world. >> now, how u.s. attorney lynch described how it happened was that once pin numbers were obtained, they were sent to cashers. and she's saying that eight men here in new york once they got those pin numbers carried out two strikes, one in december and another in february. and she said in february that was the largest one within a ten-hour period they were able to withdraw more than $2 million within just hours.
and that arrests have been made, the last two arrests were made last night, hence the charges announced today. >> so, mary, i guess the big question is what can they do actually to prevent something like this happening again? >> right. and that is the biggest question, suzanne. if these hackers can get into these systems, what would prevent them really from getting into personal accounts. these were prepaid debit cards that were targeted. that was something that the prosecutor was asked about. and she did indicate that these companies are keeping close tabs on these high amount of activity, but still we see that these two attacks were able to get through. one thing she did say in terms of ultimately who will pay for this are consumers because ultimately the cost of higher security in banks and financial companies will trickle down to the consumers even though personal accounts weren't affected in this particular case. certainly a question of
safeguards is one that really is not known at this point. >> the interesting thing here too, mary, you say this involved 26 countries, hundreds of people. they caught the bunnies at the end who took the money. what about the real bad guys in all of this? have they got any chance at getting them? >> well, that's the thing. this investigation is still going on. and the u.s. attorney wouldn't really detail how this ring was broken because that investigation is still going on in many countries. didn't really want to detail the focus of these hackers, specifically where they're located. >> mary snow, thanks so much there in new york city. amazing, isn't it? you got people probably sitting in russia or somewhere else who did all the real work there and probably got all the money. >> and knows who they are. yeah. some other stories making news around the world right now. the united states promises more help for people who have fled their homes in syria. >> yeah.
secretary of state john kerry, he's in rome today. and he did say that an additional $100 million is going to help syrian refugees. that jumps up american aid to syria to more than $500,000. there's another issue of those internally displaced who aren't getting much aid at the moment. >> and john kerry also trying to bring down some of the tension here between israel and the palestinians. it is not easy especially in light of the fact that israel announced plans to build hundreds of homes in the west bank, homes for israeli settlers. the u.n. is against it saying all the israeli settlements as they grow they violate the rights of the palestinians. >> and professor steven hawking, he says no to a high profile presidential conference that's going to be going on in israel with a who's who guest list. the famous physicist was invited to speak next month about middle east peace efforts and a whole bunch of other things on the agenda, but he turned down for a support of a culture and
academic boycott of israel requested by palestinian academics and he's going right along with that creating a bit of a stir. >> yeah. and still ahead, hours after the jodi arias guilty verdict tells a reporter she would rather get the death penalty. we're going to talk with a psychologist about what's behind that. i do a lot of research on angie's list before i do any projects on my own. at angie's list, you'll find reviews written by people just like you. i love my contractor, and i am so thankful to angie's list for bringing us together. angie's list -- reviews you can trust. it's the most powerful thing on the planet. love holds us in the beginning. comforts us as we grow old. love is the reason you care. for all the things in your life... that make life worth living. ♪ ♪ sweet love of mine
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world this hour. there are new details now emerging from this nightmare that happened to these women in cleaver land. >> yeah. we're learning more about the horrifying ordeal of those three women held captive for a decade. also the man accused of kidnapping and raping them, well, he's appeared in court. >> the other big story, jodi arias preferring death to life in prison. that in phoenix. jurors are beginning to determine her fate today. yesterday they found her guilty of first-degree murder for killing her ex-boyfriend. >> yeah. prosecutors are pushing for the death penalty in this case for jodi arias. in just a few hours from now we're discussing this earlier, there's going to be what they call the aggravation phase of her trial. >> that is when the prosecution they're going to try to prove that travis alexander's murder warrants the death sentence for the sentence. and the jurors who convicted her of first-degree murder, they're going to decide what her fate is. arias shockingly came out yesterday shortly after
yesterday's verdict making it clear she wants death. >> it's chilling to listen to. let's listen to some of that interview with the phoenix station. >> the worst outcome for me would be natural life. i would much rather die sooner than later. longevity runs in my family and i don't want to spend the rest of my natural life in one place. you know, pretty healthy, i don't smoke and probably live a long time. that's not something i'm looking forward to. >> those shocking statements followed what has been one of the most salacious trials you could ever imagine. >> we've been watching, evidence included as you know graphic sex tapes, photos, gruesome images of the victim in all this and really got a lot of people watching, paying attention, even obsessed with all of this and we want to make some sense of that as well. >> yeah. we've got dr. tracy marks joining us. she's a forensic psychiatrist and psychotherapist based here in atlanta. talk to us about what we just heard from jodi arias to why she
would rather want the death penalty than life. what goes through somebody's mind to put them in that position. >> two things go through my mind. first, that's not really what she wants. this is another card she's playing, she doesn't want the death penalty. but because so many people hate her and she probably knows that, if she says that's what she wants, then maybe they won't give it to her. that's one possibility, which is probably i think the greater possibility. the other is that, i'm a forensic psychiatrist, i've seen lots of inmates, defendants, and some people just would rather not be in prison for the rest of their lives just because of the conditions, et cetera. so they'd rather just be taken out and have the easy out. an easy way out. >> but you don't think she's really being sincere. you think she's kind of playing people. because she fought mightily to save her life. whether she was lying or whatever, right? >> right. she lied mightily to save her life and i think this is one more fight to save her life. >> i'm curious about something
we saw. we saw the people outside after the video. i think a huge crowd of people. can you talk to the mentality of those who have watched this as some sort of reality show and all go tearing out of their houses down to the court and stand outside and applaud like it's a performance. >> and it's a lottery just to get in at times too. >> yeah. unbelievable. well, this thing has been streamed live for three or four months or so. and i think, you know, at that intensity and exposure, you can really become overinvested in it on a couple of levels, one, just feeling very familiar with all of the players and feeling like you know them. at this point watching them every day. but then also, it's just the fact that being invested in justice and seeing justice prevail and not feeling like you can lie your way out of things. >> you know, i don't know if people were so involved in the justice aspect of this as in the salacious details. do you think that the bar -- they have now raised the bar for
what is interesting and entertaining for people to watch? all of the details about their sex life, all of the tapes, and really the detail about the grisly murder that took place. >> described in one article is murder porn. >> that's a great description. i do think the bar has been raised now. this is the ultimate reality show for us. you can't -- no one created this. this is real life, which makes it more titillating. so i think that's what drew people in so much, all of these details and the gruesomeness of it. >> extraordinary stuff. when you look at her and you see her performance on the stand, you've watched the trial and all the rest, what do you make of her? >> i don't know. how much time do we have? you know, my general sense is that she's very calculated and manipulative and more -- and closer to a psychopath than someone with a real mental
disorder for which you should excuse her behavior. >> yeah. it was so fascinating. i mean, i think interest will continue. >> i think it will too for her to even be capable of such a thing. >> dr. tracey marks, appreciate you coming in. >> thank you. amanda berry is actually home now with her daughter after nearly a decade of captivity. the father of course as you know the accused kidnapper. we're going to tell you the chilling details of berry's delivery. that's up next. i turned 65 last week. the math of retirement is different today. money has to last longer. i don't want to pour over pie charts all day. i want to travel, and i want the income to do it. ishares incomes etfs. low cost and diversified. find out why nine out of ten large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus, which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal.
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daughter, this was in a plastic kiddie pool. at one point the baby even stopped bringing. i want to bring in elizabeth cohen to talk about this. this sounds very basic bare bones two women here in a very stressful, stressful situation. >> oh, absolutely. you can't even imagine what you would do in that situation. but what's incredible and what this brings to light is that before there were doctors and mid wives, women delivered each other's babies. so that's what this woman was forced to do without any training whatsoever she was forced to deliver the baby. again, still even in some parts of the world that's the way it works when you don't have medical professionals available. >> there was a complication by all accounts in this case though. >> complications may be too strong of a word. i was talking to obstetricians this morning saying, look, babies often stop breathing after birth. you do a couple things. you can jostle them around to stimulate them a little to get them breathing most of the time.
or you can give them a mask with some oxygen. what's interesting and i'm going to quote here is that apparently according to the police when she stopped breathing, michelle breathed into her mouth and breathed for her. so apparently michelle put her mouth over the baby's mouth and breathed oxygen for her. and an obstetrician i was talking to said that's really smart. that's what we do in the hospital, we put a mask over the baby. we didn't have a mask, she put her mouth over the baby. she might have given oxygen that way. the baby might have had a plug of mucus in the breathing tube and she forced that out. we don't know exactly what happened, but maybe her insti t instincts told her what to do. you see someone not breathing, you give them mouth-to-mouth. >> in this day and age and talk about prenatal care and how important all this is. how is it possible that a man -- this young woman who didn't go to the hospital, didn't have any from what we understand any medical care before or after manage to be okay and be a healthy person, if we know that she's healthy after all this happened.
>> right. the human species has managed to continue and develop without prenatal care. we didn't always have prenatal care. some parts of the world they still don't have it and the species go on. the women have babies and babies are healthy. here's the sort of exception to that. if there had been a complication, if something terrible had happened, if this baby had been breached, if the mom had preeclamsia, she would have had problems. when things go badly, they go really badly and a layperson would be powerless to do anything. in this case thank god things went relatively smoothly. there was a glitch where the baby stopped breathing, she breathed into her mouth and she was fine. basically sounds like things went pretty smoothly. thank goodness this was an uncomplicate and had pregnad pr birth. >> appreciate it. house speaker john boehner wants president obama to release
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those september attacks. >> we learned that on september 12th, the day after the attacks and four days before susan rice's tv appearances, a senior state department official e-mailed her superiors to relay that the libyan ambassador -- she had told the libyan ambassador that the attack was conducted by islamic terrorists. the state department would not allow our committees to keep copies of this e-mail when it was reviewed. and i would call on the president to order the state department to release this e-mail so that the american people can see it. >> all right. gloria borger joins us now. gloria, boehner's call shows just how this hearing hasn't really done anything to quell the controversy, and in fact sort of takes forward the claims that this is so political now. >> right. it is political. and the hearings really weren't designed to quell the
controversy, they were designed to kind of stir it up, right? and they did exactly that. i mean, you heard for hours yesterday, almost six hours, from a 22-year veteran foreign service officer from the state department describing in stark and emotional and riveting ways in which he felt kind of abandoned by the infrastructure of the united states government the night of the attack. and in the aftermath of the attack says that he also felt kind of a distinct coldness from his superiors when he questioned their descriptions of what had actually occurred at the consulate. so you have this idea, which the state department has already acknowledged by the way, that they were -- had mismanaged what had occurred there. and the question is whether that
mismanagement in the aftermath of this attack actually then became a cover-up, which is what the republicans are alleging and which is what house speaker boehner says he wants to get to the bottom of. and by the way, there are now some republicans just minutes ago who are calling for a select committee now to investigate just what did occur at benghazi and in the aftermath. >> so in light of that, gloria, a couple things here. did we learn anything new? new details about what happened the day of the attack? and do we also expect to see perhaps subpoenaed and called to testify former secretary of state hillary clinton or susan rice? >> i have not heard of any plans to call them. we have already heard from hillary clinton. i'm told to work this story from the outside in to try to figure
out what happened along the line. what we did learn new yesterday are really new details from somebody who was on the ground, and the desperation that he felt kind of being left alone there without what he wanted, which was air support. when you talk to people in the administration, they will say to you, a, there was no way they could have gotten the air support there that he might have wanted, and, b, that the airport support wasn't prepared and in fact could have only enflamed a situation that was already inflamed. but from his point of view you heard him talk about how alone and desperate the people on the ground felt and how he felt when he got the phone call, which he said was the worst moment of his life hearing that ambassador stevens had died. so you really heard the story from a different point of view yesterday from somebody who was
a credible witness to events. >> gloria, thank you. i misspoke, she's still the current u.s. ambassador to the u.n. susan rice. she would be disappointed. >> talking about politics. listen, abuse, forced marriages, slavery, they all stop girls from getting an education in a certain part of the world. >> we're going to tell you how one girl uses the radio to push now for women's rights. anncr: and many of the tornado's victims are... without homes tonight. girl: first, i saw it on cable. then i read about it online. i found out how to help. i downloaded the info. i spoke up... and told my friends... and they told their friends... and together, we made a difference. anncr: and tornado relief has been pouring in from... across the country. girl: we might be hundreds of miles apart... but because we're connected, it's like we're all neighbors.
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it is hard to believe that in 2013 you've got millions of girls around the world struggling just to get an education. we're tackling this issue ahead of next month's airing of the cnn film called "girl rising". >> we start in sierra leone, that is where a civil war left an entire generation uneducated girls like sarah, they're finding their future in school. and voice, their voices actually on the radio. our cnn's fredricka whitfield has the story. >> my name is sara. i love reading. and i love writing stories. >> sara is a natural story teller, but the young woman with the tinker bell backpack doesn't write fairy tales. >> they opened the school and the girl want to go to the
school, but the parents said only boys are supposed to go. >> it's a story of war-torn sierra leone where poverty, and violence have kept many women from getting an education, women like her mother. >> she can't read and she can't write. but i can read and i can write. i think that makes a big difference between me and her. >> sara went to live with her aunt who's a teacher, so she could go to school. >> she's educated and she wants me to be like her. >> she's part of a project called girls making media. sara is speaking up because she wants a different ending for herself and other girls. >> if you do that through the radio, i think people will hear something about it in the village. my dream is for me to become a superstar of sierra leone. >> good for her, yeah? >> yeah. that's great. sara's now in secondary school by the way. she wants to go to college and
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welcome back to "around the world." today in pakistan gunmen kidnapped the son of a former prime minister just days before the election. his secretary and guard were also shot dead in this attack. >> dramatic stuff. since april the al qaeda-linked pakistani taliban have killed more than 100 people in attacks on election candidates and rallies. there's been bombs and bullets and grenades. the taliban also threatening suicide bombs on polling day, saturday, saying "we do not accept the system of infidels which is called democracy".
>> and believe it or not take a look at this picture. this person is actually alive. this is an x-ray -- this is a woman in brazil shot through the mouth with a fishing harpoon. i am not kidding. the spear lodging in her spine barely missing her arteries and spinal cord. here's the hard to believe part, doctors say after they remove it, she's going to be just fine. the woman's husband accidentally shot her with the harpoon. >> that was a classic. the husband apparently said he was cleaning it. the old it was cleaning it and it went off. yeah. prince harry is flying into washington forin a couple hoursr a week long tour. >> he's going to meet with senator john mccain. the two are going to tour an exhibit by a group that clears land mines and other dangerous war debris. it's the same charity that princess diana, harry's mother of course, was involved in. afterwards the prince is going to join the first lady and jill biden for military family events as well. >> yeah, you'll recall of course last time prince harry was here there were those naughty photos, risque stuff, romping around
naked in las vegas hotel suite. and of course that was going to hit the press. las vegas though not on the tour list this time around. >> oh, no, keep it clean. >> i still love the harpoon. i was cleaning it and it went off. yeah. >> it could be an accident. >> it could have been. >> comet on. >> that will do it for us. thanks for watching "around the world." >> "cnn newsroom" with wolf blitzer starts right now. his home was a prison for the women he abducted. now the suspect, ariel castro, is behind bars after his first court appearance today. plus, new details emerging right now about the horrifying conditions the women lived through. and guilty of first-degree murder, the jury has to decide now if jodi arias will live or die. she says give me the death penalty. also, the first hearings in the boston bombings beginning up