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towns that have gone overseas or wherever they have been locations. it's all of america coming together. it's showing that as they go through these communities that, you know, it doesn't matter which leg that you're at but just that you can come out and show respect and really thank them for what they're doing. it doesn't matter exactly where you're from. i think it's just something to show your respect with. >> carrying this flag during this parade, i call it a parade, it's a small parade, but i just think that it's -- i don't know, it's just one of these things that i feel like i'm doing something for tom. >> west point, new york, to dallas, texas, carrytheload.org. thank you for watching everyone. "around the world" is next. welcome to "around the world." i'm suzanne malveaux. >> and i'm michael holmes. thanks for your company today. >> anger growing in britain after a soldier stabbed to death with knives and a meat cleaver. we're live in london with the
very latest. >> plus, flooding and snow across the u.s. today is the unofficial start of summer, so what's going on? [ gunfire ] >> and thousands of protesters show up in france to oppose same-sex marriage. >> and this just coming in from overseas, we are hearing this more car bombs have gone off in iraq. >> police say at least 31 people died, more than a hundred injured and wounded. a string of car bombs exploding. this is the city capital baghdad. we're going to provide update as soon as we get more details. >> long string of attacks there in iraq. meanwhile, a heartbreaking moment in london. the family of that british soldier visiting the spot where he was killed. >> lee rigby stabbed and hacked to death on a london street, this is near the military barracks, it happened last week. family members added their own tribute to the thousands of
flowers and other memorials left by people who have now visited that site. >> and one of the men arrested in this case was captured on video, you'll remember this, holding a bloody meat cleaver and a knife saying that the killing was retribution, muslims are dying every day. now there are fears of a backlash in the uk. >> anti-muslim demonstrations are taking place today. and two men under arrest on suspicion of fire bombing a mosque. i want to bring in matthew chance in london with the very latest. first of all, tell us who's organizing these protests? how big a problem is this? >> well, the protests today in central london, one of themt least, is being organized by the english defense league, which is a far-right extremist group which says it's fighting against what it believes to be a spread of islamic fundamentalism in britain. obviously it's been extremely spurred on by the tragic killing of drummer lee rigby in southeast london on wednesday. trying to capitalize on
widespread sort of public sympathy and anger because of that. at the same time, you know, it drew perhaps as many as several hundred people out on to the streets. so it's still not a very broadly supported grouping by in means at all. there was a counterdemonstration as well organized by an umbrella group of groups against fascism and protesting about the fact that the edl as they were known on the streets at all. but the protest does come at a time when there appears to be a growing number of attacks against muslims in britain. according to one charity here called faith matters, it says it's recorded a tenfold increase in the amount of attacks against muslims since the killing of that soldier in southeast london on wednesday. take e talking about a range of violence including verbal abuse, spray painting of islamic institutions here, and also the fire bombing of mosques as well. the latest attack taking place on sunday, but a mosque in grimesby in northeast england where police arrested two people
on suspicion of arson after petrol bombs were thrown at a mosque in that town. a lot of anxiety and tension in places across britain. >> matthew, heard of another arrest today. where are we at in terms of the arrest? how many are there? and what is the conspiracy that police are thinking took place? >> that's precisely what they're trying to get to the bottom of, what with involved in a broader conspiracy. and into the metropolitan police, the police here in london, a 50-year-old man has become the latest suspect to be arrested. it brings to ten the number of people that have been arrested in total including the two murder suspects since the killing on wednesday. a number of them have been released without charge and others been released on bail. the key thing is that the murder suspects themselves have not yet
been formally questioned. they're still recovering from gunshot wounds at two separate hospitals in london under police guard. under british law not until their e they're brought into a police station and recovered from their injuries sufficiently can they be formally questioned. i think then we'll get a better picture of the extent of this conspiracy, if there was a conspiracy or whether they just acted alone. so many people in the country waiting for that development. >> all right. matthew, appreciate that. matthew chance out there in front of number 10 downing street. and the occupant of number 10 is going to be setting up and heading a task force to look into extremist groups, this whole issue across the country. >> yeah, a lot of fear there. of course what we're following today, memorial day marking the unofficial start here of the summer, but you wouldn't know it. look at all the weather in some of the areas. looking like the middle of winter in parts this is the northeast. almost three feet of snow falling in new york, ski mountain in the adirondacks. >> down here it's sweltering outside. texas, the extreme weather
blamed for at least three deaths in the san antonio area. drenching rain and floods also soaking parts of the central plains. extraordinary. >> our own chad myers tracking all of this. chad, why is this happening? i mean, this is the start of summer here -- official start of summer, we're seeing know and a lot of water. a lot of flooding. >> right. well, you know, because the winter doesn't want to give up it's cold air. spring says, wait, get the heck out of here. it's time for you to leave. go back up north. and all of a sudden we have clash of hot and cold and all this humidity in the air. take out -- look at that number. in 24 hours ten inches of rain in san antonio, the second wettest day of all-time there. is the rain over? no. is it over for san antonio? yes. there's still flooding across parts of iowa. also parts of flooding not far from kansas city i'm seeing this training effect from kansas city from topeka across i-70 one storm on top of where another storm just was. so there's potential for that today. and then all of a sudden in the
next couple of days we could still see -- this is 24 hours to 48 hours ago from now to then, chicago, des moines, all the way down to st. louis almost that red zone is four inches of rain or more. and any time you see that you could easily get flooding when ground now is saturated. two weeks ago we were talking huge drought. now we're talking saturated. >> it's extreme weather, that's for sure. tell us about the snow. it certainly feels extraordinary for this to be happening in the adirondacks, but is it? it seems ridiculous. >> it was the coldest fourth of july i ever spent on the top of white face mountain. we were down at the bottom going up the lift because you can go up the lift in the summer. it was probably 70 at the bottom and probably 30 up at the top. but they saw so much snow. get rid of all this here and get to another graphic here. white face mountain at 24 to 34 inches of snow. 18 inches at jay peak, vermont. and sure, it's upstate, but this shouldn't be happening when you're looking at june on the calendar next week. here it is. >> amazing.
yeah, thanks, chad. open a couple ski liflts for the weekend. >> we're ready for barbecues down here. i'm sorry, it's summertime. ready to change that. today marking one week since the devastating tornado that shattered the homes and lives in moore, oklahoma. you may recall folks there still starting to pick up the pieces and try to move forward at least, but last night they paused to remember the 24 people who were killed by that monster tornado. ♪ >> ahead of the memorial service, president obama visited moore and saw the destruction up close for himself. he promised support for the residents telling them we've got your back. >> whenever i come to an area
that's been devastated by some natural disaster like this, i want to make sure everybody understands i'm speaking on behalf of the entire country. everywhere fellow americans are praying with you, they're thinking about you and they want to help. and so i'm just a messenger here today letting everybody here know that you are not alone, that you've got folks behind you. >> oklahoma's governor says her top request is for help cutting through all the red tape just to get federal money to that area pretty quickly. she says the response so far has been great, but there is still a long, long way to go. >> what a mess to clear up. here's more meanwhile of what we're working on this hour for "around the world." >> same-sex couples in france can legally marry this week, but thousands of protesters want to reverse that law. >> and lounging by the pool, music, bouncing, sounds like a party, right? well, it's happening at this
prison. where? in venezuela. yes, a prison with its own nightclub. we'll check that out. >> plus, china's bling dynasty, the country's rich, have money and lots of it. spending on everything from luxury cars to precious jewels. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day prescription blood thinner for patients with afib not caused by a heart valve problem, that doesn't require routine blood monitoring. like warfarin, xarelto® is proven effective to reduce the risk of an afib-related stroke. there is limited data on how these drugs compare
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welcome back everyone to "around the world." the u.n. human rights commissioner says the world cannot continue to ignore pleas from syrians caught up in that bloody civil war. she was speaking in geneva. she says she feels utter dismay over the situation. >> and secretary of state john kerry is meeting with russia's foreign minister today as they are pushing for a peace conference to happen next month on this crisis in syria. both the syrian government and the opposition have indicated that they actually might be willing to attend. >> whether it happens or not, we shall see. there are some doubts. meanwhile, americans are growing more concerned about syria. a new cnn/orc poll says 36% of people are very concerned about syria. that's up from 29% in august. 43% say they are somewhat
concerned. >> most americans say it is certain or likely that the syrian government has used chemical weapons. and two-thirds say it would justify military action by the united states. >> there's been concern for a while about lebanon being dragged into all this. and it has at certain levels. and today we saw some more disturbing developments. four rockets striking hezbollah strongholds in lebanon yesterday. two of them hitting in a beirut neighborhood, hezbollah with a big presence there. those attacks following a speech by hezbollah's leader openly declaring the group is fighting in support of syria's president. >> of course, this is further complicating the situation. as a report by lebanese media that a missile was fired from southern lebanon into israel. well, this started as a day of peaceful protests. this is out of paris, but it ended with violent fights between a small group of demonstrators and police. watch.
>> this is the scene on sunday in paris. you've got tens of thousands of people turning out to protest that new law that was introduced allowing same-sex marriage. >> a senior foreign analyst with france 3 tv, he's joining us. explain to us here why you have the majority of the polls showing france people do support same-sex people. so who are the people in the streets? why the backlash? >> let's put it this way, the people -- the central of the people you saw in the street demonstrating in paris yesterday belong to highly catholic families sticking to christian values for whom wedding, marriage is one man, one woman. it's difficult for them to understand that homosexuals, woman, man, can get married together. so this is the decided to get
into the street. they're going to go on even if the law has been passed to exert pressure, find opportunity -- stick to the law so does the government. >> christian, if you would, put this in context for us. is this a very small group of people? it looks like a large group that was at least out there protesting. >> i would say yesterday when you add the number of the police and the one by the organizers, globally you had 650,000 to 700,000 people demonstrating not too far away. and definitely these people majority i said highly catholic people. but at the same time we could find out that the other demonstrations, the people who have been ransacking some areas are definitely belonging to extreme right groups. and also from the rioters from
the suburbs as we had in the past, people, muslim people of the third generation were born in france and would take advantage of this economic crisis to demonstrate their way, which is very brutal way. >> there is, christian, a little bit of dissent in france about economics and other things, an underlying sort of anger there anyway. but when it comes to this law, and you make the point, it is passed. it survived a constitutional challenge. this isn't going to achieve anything, is it? >> well, they're not going to change anything. as i said, the law has been passed. constitutionally, the marriage -- the gay marriage, has been adopted. now, you can see a kind of right-wing opposition movement of sarkozy people will try to recuperate this movement politically knowing that in few months from now we will have
re-general elections. and they keep telling the people we have to sanction the government. we have to sanction president hollande. will they succeed on this? i am not so sure. people today speak about the rate of unemployment. and i think by that time gay marriage will be over. >> all right. christian, appreciate that. france channel 3. >> thanks, michael. thanks suzanne. >> thank you. this is a bizarre story. you expect to see handcuffs, uniforms in a prison. but a nightclub. we're talking about a nightclub. yeah, this is in venezuela. a prison inmate's dancing until dawn. >> you've got to see this. ♪ ♪
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people playing in the pool under the sun. but this is not a park recreational facility, it's one of the largest prisons in venezuela. welcome to san antonio prison located on venezuela's marg ree ta island also home to a popular beach resort. >> translato . a human rights advocate says it's become a recreational facility where you can find anything from gangster murals to alcohol and even cock fighting rings. recently a grand opening for a discotheque with capacity for 600 people. he learned about the nightclub after getting this invitation on his cell phone. >> translator: this invitation talked about a discotheque with stage lights and l.e.d. screens and a party lasting until sunrise where there would be bad girls with toys to play with
them. you can then assume that they also had drugs, alcohol and other things. >> this is not the first time conditions at this prison have raised eyebrows. a "new york times" report in 2011 called the prison a hugh heffner-inspired flesh pot. this man says the prison is actually run by a convicted drug trafficker known as "the rabbit." >> translator: the state hasn't been able to do anything against them in spite of multiple people vowing to end the power. >> posting with the rabbit showing how much clout the gangsters have. cnn reached the venezuela minister of prisons in response to the discotheque claim, a spokesman said, that's a lie. someone came up with that lie because they were trafficking drugs inside the prison and we ruined their business.
we do not respond to lies. as bad as this might seem, san antonio is in fact one of venezuela's better prisons with a lower murder rate than in other facilities where overcrowding can be at dangerous levels, violence is all too common. last year alone nearly 600 people died inside venezuelan prisons according to human rights watch. but at san antonio, hard core criminals seem to have free access to entertainment and women while a pool waits those ready for a splash under venezuela's tropical sun. >> all right. rafael romo joins us to talk about this. on the one hand, we've been debating this. you don't want them killing each other, right? >> but you don't want them doing crimes to go to jail. >> like it's too much fun. how does this happen? >> i mean, as weird as it may sound, this is a better alternative than venezuela. the other part of it is that the country does not have the manpower or resources to monitor and keep their own prisons under control. so you have a situation where
for example in january the different state in a different prison there was a riot that 56 prisoners died. so as opposed to having that, having a discotheque inside of a prison sounds good inside venezuela. it's the better alternative. for the most part, people say why mess with success, right? >> to michael's point though, really, wouldn't people want to go to prison? i mean, it looks like a lot of fun. there's no deterrent. >> you can do anything there except get out. and it gets too much after a while. even if you have those facilities. even if you have prostitution, the reality is that a drug lord, a former drug lord, is in charge of that prison. and nobody does anything. nothing comes in or goes out of that prison if he does not allow it. even under the best circumstances it's not good for the prisoners. >> it seems ridiculous. of course the other thing is
fund it and run it like a proper prison. venezuela is an oil-rich company, run the prison like it's meant to be run. let a drug lord run the prison, you might as well give up. has this happened anywhere else? >> it does not happen anywhere else and that's probably good because we've seen riots, violent riots in all kinds of prisons in venezuela. so this is better than the alternative. >> and those are kids. i notice children in that video too. those are children of the prisoners or just families who are coming to visit? >> those are families who come to visit. it doesn't happen every single day, but it is what you see. >> unbelievable. >> rafael, thank you. >> always brings us interesting stories. >> you don't get that anywhere else. >> really. >> we have a throwback here for you. back in the day, that is right, "fresh prince" back. ♪
>> you know, they had a chain. >> they look the same, don't they? >> will smith, son along with uncle carlton. and they're on this british show host graham norton, right? >> he's hilarious. >> cutting it up. >> there he is on the left. deejay jazzy jeff in the background. the "fresh prince" reunion was on norton's show friday. will smith and his son were there to promote their new movie. and look what happened. >> see, now, i remember doing that move back in the day. did you do that? >> no. you don't want to see me busting any moves. trust me. i can see you doing it. >> i'll teach you. it's all right. >> off camera. this is a great story too. this is a real look inside the billionaire's club that's growing in china. >> take a look. cars, jewelry of the super rich spending their money. this is what they're actually doing. china could be the world's
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welcome back. remember when the powerball lottery hit $590 million last week? everyone fantasized what you could buy with that kind of cash. i know i did. >> too bad. >> too bad. >> in china many people are living that dream and then some. the country might soon be home to more billionaires than anywhere else in the world. david kin zi shows us these guys
have the big bucks and bling and they know how to spend it. >> a luxury convention. from jade to jaguars. but the question is, what is luxury in china? joining the golf club. maybe a red ferrari or lamborghini. a supercar like this will be out of most people's price range. but consider this, china could soon have more billionaires than anywhere else on the planet. they're calling it the bling dynasty. is it all about showing off? >> it is. because china has found a new religion for our 21st century living, which is we worship money. >> so when i think luxury, i don't think caravans. chinese are not familiar with the concept right now, he says. when they get to know it, it will change the way they live completely. so luxury can mean camping.
with flat screen tvs and burr bring blkets. >> there's a bit of bingeing going on and a little bit of starry eyed and bushy tailed about all things luxury, aristocratic. >> it's hard to miss the luxury pitch here. and it's 30 or so cities like this that are the new frontier of the luxury market. and the number of millionaires in china is growing rapidly as entrepreneurs take the companies public. there are around 1.5 million, millionaire households in china. that's why luxury is taking off. our clients are the people, he says. there are a large number of new rich whose lives have been changed dramatically. they used to drive cars, now they want choppers. chinese new elite like to spend and to be seen spending.
david ma kinz, cnn. >> it's not your daddy's communism, is it? >> what do you do with a little helicopter? no thanks. >> you want to be in a helicopter that size with a new billionaire? i don't think so. mosquitos can ruin any memorial day barbecue, right? well, one man in egypt, he's got a solution. >> this is amazing. insect repellant clothing. we've heard that before, but this is different. we'll show it to you next. favor. and she's not exactly tidy. even if she gets a stain she'll wear it for a week straight. so i use tide to get out those week old stains and downy to get it fresh and soft. since i'm the one who has to do the laundry. i do what any expert dad would do. i let her play sheriff. i got 20 minutes to life. you are free to go. [ dad ] tide and downy. great on their own, even better together. mommy's having a french fry. yes she is, yes she is. [ bop ]
that's an amazing video for you. look at this rescue in china. a 13-year-old fell down a river dike while he was out swimming. >> so he actually became stranded. and as you can see, the water just raging, just all around him. it took local firemen about 30 minutes to pull him out of the water. and he was taken to a hospital treated just for minor injuries. >> lucky young man. and in japan this has been a bit of a round going on. the mayor of osaka trying to explain comics that set off an international fire storm. mayor toshimoto apologized today for suggesting u.s. service members use adult entertainment to relieve their sexual frustration. >> but he says another comment he made was taken out of context. he was talking about women forced to become sex slaves in
world war ii. >> translator: i have never condoned the use of comfort women. i place the greatest importance on the dignity and human rights of women as an essential part of the universal values in today's world. it is extremely regrettable that only the cutoff parts of my remarks have been reported worldwide and that these reports have resulted in misunderstood meanings of the remarks, which are utterly contrary to what i actually intended. >> the mayor disputed that the japanese government organized the trafficking of these so-called comfort women. very controversial. >> a loaded term in japan. meanwhile, an egyptian scientist so annoyed by mosquitos he actually set out to find an easier way to keep them from biting. >> this is kind of cool. he came up with this innovative insect repellant fabric. it's also turned into something that could be a big business for this guy. reza sayah explains. >> they are tinyy insects, but giant pests.
six legs, four wings and a thirst for human blood. a shrill and maddening buzz is the first sign of trouble. then comes the attack. >> bug in my ear. >> you can swat them, smack them, but when mosquitos attack, humans often run for cover. those pesky mosquitos can be dangerous too when they carry diseases like malaria, dange fever and the west nile virus. in egypt mosquitos may have finally met their match in this man. mohamed heshum is a self-proclaimed enemy of bugs. >> i don't like bugs. >> he says his hatred of bugs inspired him and his team at the egyptian government's national research center to make egypt's first-ever insect repellant material designed to make any
bug buzz off. so if they're exposed to it for too long, they'll be knocked out? or they can be killed? >> they will be killed. >> here it is. the insect repellant material. it doesn't feel any different than your average cotton fabric. but this cloth is infused with what scientists call a natural and environment-friendly plant extract that chases bugs away. we tried to find out what the chemical is, but he wouldn't budge. what do you put in it exactly? >> yes, it is some sort of secret. >> you can't tell me what you in? >> we have to protect. >> mosquitos love sugar. at a government lab we tried to lure mosquitos to fly to the insect repellant cloth by putting sugar on the fabric. the blood suckers didn't go near it. >> they don't like this. >> he says similar insect repellant clothing is available in the west, but now that egypt
has its own, regional manufacturers can buy it for much less and start making bug repellant clothes. he says there are also plans for the egyptian armed forces to use the fabric. if successful, it's a small victory for mankind in a never-ending war with mosquitos. reza sayah, cnn, cairo. >> we could use some of that here, don't you think? >> makes you worry when they won't tell you what's in it. >> definitely. this is an interesting story. in less than a year or so you're going to be able to buy, if you like, pot in colorado for recreational use. >> not just medicinal. that has a lot of business owners a bit nervous. we'll explain wlie and take you inside a marijuana store. we'll be right back.
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it's a big idea for states that need a lot of cash. if they want pot, they can at least sell it to them legally now, that is what states like colorado are getting ready to do. >> you were saying before, it just seems like a different era now. this is last year what happened with voters there approved a measure to allow pot to be sold legally for personal use in retail stores. >> now, lawmakers trying to figure out how this potentially lucrative industry is actually going to work. jim spellman has the story.
>> like many small businessmen, sean gindy has employees, warehouse, retail stores and fair share of headaches. >> i make this work paycheck to paycheck. >> but his product is anything as usual. he grows and sells marijuana. >> so this is what a flower room looks like. >> he grows the cannabis in this warehouse in denver and has two medical marijuana dispensaries in the suburbs. >> i have about 20 people working for me. they do anything from growers to trimming to working as care givers in the stores. >> so far his business has been limited to medical marijuana, selling only to colorado residents with a doctor's recommendation and state-issued red card. but last year voters passed amendment 64 legalizing recreational use of marijuana. the state is still working out regulations ahead of january 2014 when recreational marijuana stores are expected to open. dispensaries like his are
expected to be able to convert and sell to anyone over 21, but there are several catches. this is still against federal law. that must create an unbelievable amount of stress for you. >> yes, it does. i am talking to you right now. there is a voice in the back of my head that -- there's an innate nervousness from being in this business. >> a law barring from going after states making marijuana legal. are you afraid all you've built here will be taken away from you? >> yeah. i can't even keep my face straight right now saying that. that's such a real fear. >> more about exactly how you grow marijuana on essentially an indoor farm. so where does it start? >> it starts here in the lab. >> with cuttings known as
clones. >> get a little gel on there. >> that go into these tanks for about two weeks and then to this room for about five weeks under simulated sunlight in a co2-rich environment. each of these plants gets its own bar code? >> that's right. every single plant once it comes out of the cloner, once it gets into here it's coded individually. we're able to trace that plant from this stage all the way to the end product. >> then the light is cut back to simulate the shorter days of autumn triggering plants to flower and finally it's off to be trimmed and dry. the entire process is regulated by the state. after a criminal background check, employees are issued a colorado marijuana worker id card. every time a plant is moved, the employee logs it using this software, a finger fingerprint scanner tracks the employees at every turn. >> there's no scar face here. there's no ak-47s, there's none of that stuff. we have inspectors from the state in here all the time. >> even though he pays sales and income tax, marijuana is still against federal law. so expenses cannot be deducted from federal taxes and
fdic-backed banks won't take their money. >> there's nothing glamorous about this business. it's a struggle trying to operate without a bank account, trying to run a business without being able to take deductions. >> at his dispensary, he operates in a highly competitive marketplace. about 500 medical marijuana dispensaries in colorado compete for the business of the 108,000 people on the medical marijuana registry. have they become more connoisseurs about their medical marijuana? >> definitely. you don't ever see "swag." it's all chronic, hydroponic. >> competition has driven prices down to half of what they were three years ago creating razor thin margins, but could that change when more people, even pot tourists from out of state are able to legally buy weed? gindy isn't so sure. >> there's arrests that come along with it. that might push the federal government into acting where they were not comfortable acting with medical marijuana. >> right.
and i have to make that choice. >> these marijuana pioneers will probably never convince all their critics pot should be legal, but they see themselves as the good guys. >> every single person that comes here that works for me, when they clock in, they put their finger on a sensor. and, you know, they're committing a federal crime. so every single person that works in this industry are here for one reason and one reason only, it's because we believe that marijuana prohibition is immoral and we have to do something about that. >> jim spellman, cnn, denver. >> all right. michael, this happens a lot. imagine talking on your phone, only have somebody literally take it from your hands. don't you dare steal it. >> it's very common. it's actually called apple picking, that's what they call it. next, the rise of cell phone theft and ways to stop it. this is going on a lot. there's a lot of money being made too. for all kinds of reasons. i go to angie's list to gauge whether or not the projects will be done in a timely fashion and within budget. angie's list members can tell you which provider is the best in town. you'll find reviews on everything
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