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>> hello. and welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world. i'm rose mary church. >> great to have you with us. i'm john vause. ahead this hour, tough questions for the dallas hospital which handled first confirmed case of ebola in the u.s. now the ripple effects, tracking down all those he came in contact with before being diagnosed with the deadly disease. >> we'll also be live in hong kong where student protesters issue and ultimatum to the leaders. they could start move into government buildings within hours. >> and cameras were rolling as a coalition air strike destroyed an isis target in iraq. but in neighboring syria, thousands on the run from the
terror group are pleading for more help. >> those stories in a moment. but first, concerns about how a texas hospital handled the first case of ebola diagnosed in here in the united states. >> experts say health care work es dropped the ball when they did not raise the alarm once once they knew the patient had just arrived from west africa. elizabeth cohen has that story. the family of e42 ebola patient thomas eric duncan says he's in pain and hasn't eaten for a week. health authorities are closely monitoring between 12 to 18 people, including five children. they all had contact with duncan on this, his first trip from liberia to the united states. authorities wants to make sure they, too, don't dop the signs of ebola. >> the public can be assured, you're going to be safe. this virus is isolated, it's
being contained, will be contained. >> but there are safety questions here in dallas and in the united states. duncan arrived in the u.s. from lie breer yeah on september 20, five days later he went to the hospital for care but was sent home. officials saying in response to a nurse's question, duncan volunteered he traveled from africa. >> that nurse was part of a care team, and it was a complex care team taking care of him in the emergency department. regreting regretfully, that information was not fully communicated throughout the full team. and as a result, the full import of that information wasn't factored into the clinical decision making. >> two days later, duncan returned to texas health presbyterian hospital. a close friend tells cnn the hospital wasn't moving fast enough so the friend called the cdc. the cdc directed them to the texas department of health, leading to a phone call to presbyterian hospital. duncan was then isolated and
after tests, it was confirmed he had ebola. we're told duncan has called family and friends from the hospital, prayed with them on the phone and cried. while there are questions about the hospital's handling, there are also concerns about screening at u.s. airports. >> we have our feet sprayed. >> i came back from liberia just four days ago with two colleagues. at the airport, we told immigration officials we had been covering ebola. no one checked our temperature. back in dallas, the children, relatives of the patient have been advised not to go to school. >> we have custodians cleaning the buildings every day, but we're going to add custodian staff to those buildings. it's not a hardy virus so regular disinfectants are going to help. >> people cannot transmit this disease until they have symptoms. so individuals that do not have
symptoms are not going to transmit 24 individual. >> health officials say even with this first case of ebola diagnosed in america, the u.s. will never get to be anything like west africa where poverty and a weak health system have led to chaos and misery. elizabeth cohen, cnn, dallas. >> and the uk and sierra leon are co-hosting a conference today to raise money to try to help fight this disease. >> and the head of the united nations new ebola mission in africa says it will take an international effort to stop the spread of this disease. on wednesday, he outlined what has to happen to contain the epidemic. take a listen. >> 70% of infected people need to be under treatment and 70% burials need to be done in a safe way in order to turn this around. and they say we need to do it in 60 days.
>> the world health organization says more than 7,000 people have contracted ebola, mostly in west africa. more than 3300 of those people have died. well, from the ebola outbreak, we move from hong kong where democracy protesters have issued an ultimatum. they're demanding the chief executive step down within the coming hours or they'll move to occupy government buildings. >> live pictures of what have been peaceful protests. you've got to remember, it's just after 12:00 in the afternoon. it is very hot there. their main goal, the main goal of these protesters is to win the right to pick the next chief executive without beijing screening the candidates. but first, protesters want to get rid of the current chief. our jonathan mann explains why. >> some of the student protesters depict their chief executive as a vampire. others liken him to hitler. but who is leon chung yang.
he was one of two primary candidates put forward by the chinese government in 20912 election. beijing favored his opponent, henry tang for the job. but tang's campaign was quickly embroiled in scandal and beijing shifted loyalties. liang won the election easily with 689 votes from the election committee. he also won the nickname 689 from protesters mocking how the vote of just 689 people decided the leadership of a city of 7 million. the law says his job is to serve the chinese government and the people of hong kong. making his role a balancing act at best, and that of a lame duck at worst. his supporters value his working class background and proper property-buying poll spips but these days, protesters have the louder voice and they're demanding something bigger than simply his removal. true democracy. jonathan mann, cnn.
all right. well, let's check the mood on the streets now of hong kong word is, as i mentioned just after 12:00 in the afternoon andrew stevens joins us on the phone. we're looking at these live pictures. talk to us about the momentum these student protesters seem to be able to achieve at this point. and whether they're likely to get what they're asking for. >> very few people on the streets, though. there's definite momentum. there has been quite a significant change in the strategy of the protesters. i'm actually standing outside the offices of the law makers in hong kong. one of the government offices which is now a target for the protesters who say that if he
does not resign by today, they will start to occupy buildings like this. there there's probably 70, 80 protesters sitting down. there's a rather elderly security officer. we're expecting a lot of people to come here today. what they want is they have been saying a full democratic process. but i get the sense they may settle, one of the leaders of the occupy hong kong saying if cy leung did resign, it would
satisfy at least part of their concerns. >> that does seem to be the likely compromise position here, doesn't it? and of course at this point, we're seeing the chinese and hong kong authorities sitting back and taking a very much wait and see approach. but could that change if you got the students there move into these buildings? >> well, yes. indeed. the police would have to guard against essential an invasion of government property by protesters they have no choice. they have to uphold law and order here. which is in stark contrast of what we've seen. the protesters so far have gone out of their way to obey they law. even though the hong kong government says this is an unlawful gathering. they've been gathering over the past five days now. it's been very, very peaceful. but if the students and other protesters decide that they are going to essentially storm a build, the police will react and you have the potential for a violent confrontation.
i think the students yesterday after the student leaders made that decision to go in, actually push for an occupation of the building. a lot of students say we don't want to be a part of that. i spoke a little earlier to joshua wong. he's a project leader for a group of hong kong students, 15 and 16-year-olds. he's become something of a face of this protest. he has been detained for a couple of days. listen to what he had to say. >> we try a lot of negotiation, try to have the ref rerendum. a lot of demonstration while hong kong people fight for 30 years, we still can't get our normal, acceptable response. >> this is the final action for you. what now is your message for
what you define as the final action. >> take responsibility to hurt the people and hong kong. he should step down. >> you say you are prepared to go back to jail to fight for your cause. what about your followers? what about your students? do you want to see them go to jail? >> no one want to go to jail. >> reporter: >> we have roughly 12 hours or so before the deadline expires at midnight thursday. and lots can happen here over the course of the next day or so. >> indeed it can. andrew stevens reporting. on the phone as we take those live fantastic pictures from the streets of hong kong. many thanks to you. >> a lot of people wouldn't be sad to see cy leung step down. his approval rating is at 21%. disapproval at 57%. even the elite within hong kong would be happy to bring all this to an end. >> all people would be happier.
>> if that would bring this to an end. most people would be happy with that. meantime, an american security company said someone, i wonder who, has been trying to spy on protesters in hong kong by accessing their mobile phones. >> and that attempt appears to be coming from mainland china. samuel burke reports. >> reporter: this attempt to eavesdrop on the phones of hong kong protesters comes in the form of a phishing attack. just like you might receive an e-mail that looks like it might come from your bank but is from another entity trying to access your information. hong kong protesters have received protesters on what's app. the link is actually to a fake app which is siphon information from the android or apple phones. according to a security firm based here in the united states. once this fake app is clicked on, it then has the potential to get access to text messages, call logs, location data, pictures and even passwords.
the ceo of the company that discovered this when his team dissected the code behind all this, they found it pointed back to computer servers in mainland china, samuel burke, cnn, new york. >> it's a mystery. i wonder who. we'll take a break here. when we come back, the head of the u.s. secret service, the one who was blasted by critics over security lapses, she has resigned. reaction from the white house coming up. ♪ who's going to do it? who's going to make it happen?
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a. julia pierson said it's the best for the secret service agency to leigh. here's jim acosta. >> it was a speedy departure for secret service director julia pierson. president obama and his homeland security secretary quickly accepted her offer to step down. >> they both agreed with that assessment because of the recent and accumulating reports that raised legitimate questions about the performance of the agency. >> and the questions were snowballing, well beyond the stunning security breach involving accused white house intruder omar gonzalez. during a presidential visit to the cdc in september, a security contractor armed with a gun rode
in the elevator with mr. obaoba a lapse the white house didn't know about until 24 hours ago. >> the white house first learned of that incident yesterday afternoon shortly before it was publicly reported by a news organization. >> thank you very much, mr. president. >> the first female director of the service 18 months ago, her mission was to fix the culture. >> she's breaking the mold and i think that people are extraordinarily proud of her. i couldn't be placing our lives in better hands than julia's. >> pierson took over in the wake of an embarrassing scandal. a slew of secret service agents fired for cavorting with prostitutes in a trip to colombia in 2012. >> i amendment deeply disappointed and i apologize for the misconduct of these
employees and the distraction that it has caused. >> but pierson's sometimes shaky testimony to congress this week appeared to have backfire popped. >> this is unacceptable and i take full responsibility and i will make sure that it does not happen again. >> her appearance sent key democratic leaders into open revolt. >> i want her to go if she cannot restore trust in the agency, and if she cannot get the culture back in order. meantime, jay johnson plans to have an independent network review the lapses in the secret service. parts of the united states could be facing some severe storms in the coming days. we're talk about 40 million people here could actually be in the storm zone. there's also a big cooldown on the way. let's go to derek van dam. let's get all the details. >> anytime we see this clash of
temperatures from warm to cold, we experience thunderstorm development. but i want to talk about something that's a little bit more immediate. this is a chance of severe thunderstorms this evening. and for your overnight period. if you look at the u.s. states of missouri and kansas, we have ongoing severe weather at the moment. we have a few thunderstorm watch boxes across that area just to the south and east of kansas city. these storms are moving in a general east to nearly direction. and it's all thanks to a low pressure system between the mississippi valley and the plains. it's going to deepen over the next several days. severe weather threats slightly to the east on thursday. but look what's forming behind it. very, very cool temperatures. we'll talk specifics in just a moment. but first, the severe weather threat for this thursday. that's right, john alluded to 40 million people and the possibility of severe weather. that stretches across ten u.s. states, chicago, st. louis, little rock, dallas, shreveport,
severe winds and perhaps an isolated tornado as well. anytime we get the severe weather threat this late in the season, being autumn in the northern hemisphere, we typically have a clash of temperatures. that's aum thanks to a cold front. i talked about a massive dropoff in subpoenas. especially in chicago. pay attention to this. eight degrees above average on thursday. then it drops to 10 degrees, this is fahrenheit, below average. we're talking about 50 degrees high temperatures by friday and saturday. this is amazing stuff. the cold front is very, very potent. atlanta, you'll feel it as well. by the way, for international viewers, that's about a 15 degrees celsius temperature drop. you're probably wondering, why is this weatherman showing us pictures of walruses. there's a scientific reason for this. i promise. researchers in the arctic ocean have actually come up with a few
ne no, ma'am th phenomena. the extent of the sea ice has really retreated over the fast several years, allowing them nowhere to go except for the land. some amazing photos. we'll talk about that later on as well. >> 32,000 walruses on that one beach because there's no ice. >> that's right, they need it. >> we'll take a short break right now. but still to come, coalition forces blow up a hospital hoping to drive isis from a key part of iraq. we're back in a moment. bonjour.? bonjour. comment ce va? due cappuccini, per favore. domo... arigato? arigato united flies to more destinations than any other airline. namaste. over 5100 daily flights to nearly 60 countries. namaste. plus, over 230 us cities. dessert? pee-can pie. pecan? yeah. okay. in any language, that's...gateway to the world friendly.
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>> translator: there's a war but nobody is helping out. we want people to help our town. people are devastated. we want the world to see us, extend their hand to help us. >> france has added three more fighter jets and a warship to this battle against isis and britain has bombed militant targets in northwestern iraq for the third day. >> an air strike near the iraq-syria border helped oust isis from a strategically important town. channel 4 news was theres a the missiles fell on rabia. >> theed kurdish forces have robia surrounded. as they wait for the final push, they can hear coalition fight e jets in the sky. ahead of them is a ghost town, deserted apart for one building, a hospital where islamic state militants are still hiding out. then as we watch, this --
>> two missiles appear to hit. their main supply route to syria has fallen at last. theed these kurdish fighters say the hospital over there was the last building to fall in rabia and they can now advance, assuming there are not bobby traps left by the jihadists on the roads ahead of us. and these are roads we dare not take for the casualties have been high. this man was shot dead by a jihadist sniper. and three islamic state suicide bombers blew themselves up here yesterday. no wonder they look nervous. for the militants are leaving a
trail of destruction in their wake. their self-declared caliphate, not giving up without a fight. >> they hate everybody. they are against humanity. they are against kurds and arabs. they are wild men. >> in the vournding village ins they have destroyed almost everything. a scorched earth policy. and as jihadists treat from town to town, iraqi troops say they will be forced into urban warfare to flush them out. today's victory was made possible by coalition air strikes. but this is just one battle with many more to go. jonathan rudman, channel 4 news, robia. >> all right, we will take a very short break. but while hong kong streets are full of protester, not everyone backs the movement. we will get the perspective from someone who's against these protests. that's ahead. >> also, the search for an ebola
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owe. >> thanks for staying with us. i'm john vause. >> i'm rose disease mary church. u.s. health officials are taking a look at how the first case of ebola diagnosed in the u.s. was handled by hospital workers in texas. thomas eric duncan was initially sent home from a dallas emergency room, even though he told medical staff there he had recently traveled from liberia. >> pro democracy demonstrators say hong kong's chief executive cy leung had 12 hours to step
down or they will escalate their protest by occupying government buildings. teen drive their point home, many have moved their protests to just outside leung's office. >> we should warn you that there's been a tragic double bombing in syria, and the images from the scene are graphic. more than 40 children are dead after a car bombing and suicide blasts right outside their school. syria state-run media say the explosions were timed to coin side with students leaving for the day. a human rights group say 41 of the 48 people killed were children under the age of 12. >> officials say alleged drug lord has been captured without a shot being fired at a restaurant in central mexico. dna testing is still being done to confirm his identity, but the u.s. cartel says he trafficked in drug and brought weapons into the united states. >> we want to go back to our top story now. hong kong and the pro democracy protests there.
beijing says those protests are illegal, but with no riot police inside, it appears authorities are just waiting for the students to get tired and perhaps go home. the protesters say they are staying put, though. >> meantime, those who are from the mainland and are visiting hong kong have been sharing their views about the protests. one of them did not want to be identified for fear of a backlash back home. >> i'm very worried about the safety of my friends. and i also want to experience this moment for democracy. >> translator: i support the students struggling for democracy and freedom. they're not afraid. >> i saw people turning the chinese flag upside down. we think it's disrespectful. >> i think the hong kong people are of a high quality. they're very polite and they don't get in the way of our
shopping. >> translator: many of us came here for a holiday from different places. a lot of us came to shop. it's very inconvenient to walk around. >> okay, it's not just about the shopping, is it? robert chow, thank you for being with us. are you opposed to the demands being made by the protesters? or just the way they're making those demands? >> the way they are doing things. frankly, as i said earlier on, 1.5 million people have already said they don't like occupy central. don't disrupt our lives. and yesterday in hong kong, for the first time, a group of activists tried to stage another sit-in. they were driven out by the people. and at the end of the day, no blows, no punches, nothing. everyone is very nice about it.
there was a lot of chest butts, you know, like in basketball games. but at the end, they were driven out and they called in the police, which they hated, to escort them out. now, i think hong kong is experiencing a backlash of public sentiment against the occupiers from taking over all the roads and bringing disruption to people's lives. >> isn't there an argument to be made here that essentially if these young idealistic people don't stand up for these rights which have been promised to them, to all of the people of hong kong from the communist party in beijing then beijing won't do it and no one will deliver. >> but they have to ask the hong kong people if that's what they want to. >> you don't think they agree. you think they're happy with the way things are? >> i think the students have some grievances.
a lot of people with grievances. but i don't think the people really want a revolution. they don't want an umbrella revolution. they don't want to break away from china. if you look at what the students are asking, what is the bottom line. >> i don't think they want to break away from china. i think they say they just want to be able to choose who the chief executive will be. >> if china says no to some of the things, you know, they are asking for, then what? don't forget right now, a lot of people in hong kong feel like we're in a '93 situation. we are hostages. but unlike ua-93, we have not taken off from the ground yet. people will be coming up and telling the students and the protesters saying to them, we don't want you there. please go away.
>> would you agree the elite in hong kong have very little to gain from these protests and from what the people are demanding? they are suffering, everybody is suffering. business leaders have no sway over the general public. they have very little sway over 7 million people. they have no sway over 1.5 million people who signed their flaps. believe me it's genuine. 1.5 million people signed their names to say no, we don't want occupy central. now they've done it and it's happening in hong kong and we're being affected. and sooner than later, these people will be coming up and telling them to please go away. >> where's the off ramp here, robert? is the best way to solve this to get the chief executive c ccy liueung
to step down? most people would be pretty happy if he did. >> whether cy leung is going to step down or not, that's really for him to say. i don't think i am particularly concerned about that. the question is, is it against cy leung or against the chinese polly poll? >> could be both. >> if he goes, china stays, it's still the same. beijing will still carrying out china policies. then what? >> robert, we appreciate it, we're out of time. we appreciate, it's good to hear your voice. there is a perception that there's overwhelming support for the protester. even though they've been very well laifed and trying to minimize the impact, there is an impact on many people of hong kong. we appreciate you being with us. thank you, sir. >> thank you.
>> so if the demonstrators make good on their threat to occupy buildings, what could china's response be? david, this is the big question, isn't it? everybody is asking, what is china's response if these students do occupy these buildings? >> that's the good question. it certainly would ratchet up the stakes here. i just want to mention one thing. though your guest there said that they don't view this as a revolution, an umbrella revolution. people we've spoken to here in china, including the former senior officials who dealt with hong kong at the handover, they are saying this is, quote, a version of revolutions we've seen in recent years. in china, this is taken very serious willy and perhaps from a different vantage point. with the echos of a deadly protest in many years ago, what will happen next?
national day in china. pomp and patriotism for the communist party state. in hong kong, protesters turn their back on the flag. for many, the occupy movement looks familiar to the democracy movement of '89 in tiananmen square. even the iconic god dez of democracy, a symbol, too, for this new generation. like in '89, the protesters know their true opposition is in beijing. president xiaoping is perhaps kind that's most powerful leader in decades. >> he has been careful to protect a noncompromising, very
hard line for him to make a compromise would be a loss of face. >> if the pro-est toers go on, she could tap into 6,000 troops stationed in hong kong to restore order. in '89, they those that route and killed hundreds, if not thousands when the tanks rolled in. but even today the party is still living with the ghosts of tiananmen. >> the massacre sewed deep divisions in the communist party and hurt china's image for decades. it's the specter hanging over the senior leadership. >> and some supporters of the party say that the real lesson of '89 is that china is tired of turmoil. >> people in hong kong should draw a lesson from what we have learned. that is turmoil is bad,
stability has a premium. people benefit, business benefit from having stability. >> still, those fearing the worst know that in 65 years in power, the communist party is hard to predict if pushed too hard for too long 37. rosemary, no one really believes that violence or troops from hong kong are on the table at any stage anytime soon, but certainly it's a risk that people are thinking about and talking about. it seems at this stage the authorities in beijing are looking to just wait it out and see what happens next. it appears that the ball is in the protesters' court. rosemary? >> it's certainly looking that way, isn't it? david mckenzie from beijing. many thanks to you as all. >> 65 years ago when mao, china had stood up in the revolution. and all the people in hong kong are standing up to the communist
researchers in thailand say they've made a ground-breaking discovery in the cure for an ebola vaccine. >> so far there is no known vaccine for ebola, but two americans recovered from the disease after they were treated with an experimental drug. we have to remember they had very good care in the united states as well. >> best health care really compared to many countries in west africa who have been struggling with all of this.
and of course, one man is now receiving that treatment here in the united states. this is after dallas, texas, y says this man was diagnosed with ebola after he came into the u.s. he was in contact with up to 20 people before he was actually hospitalized. liberian national thomas eric duncan was visiting family in dallas when he got sick last month. >> authorities say he was around five children who go to school in the dallas area. and even though doctors say it's not possible for a patient to spread the virus when they're not showing symptoms, some patients understandably are concerned. >> i'm scared. i'm worried for my son and my daughter and me. >> when you heard about the ebola stuff, what did you think? >> we got scared. >> your twins and you talk at the same time. are you okay now? >> yes. >> they're taking good care. >> the students who are here didn't have ebola. you know that, right? >> yes.
>> okay, so are you coming back to school tomorrow? >> yes. >> now those five children we mentioned who came into contact with duncan are staying home from school. a hospital spokeswoman says duncan is in serious condition. >> right now, they're decontaminating the schools. the parents who send their kids there are extremely worried. there's another health mystery in the united states. officials are investigating whether an aenterovirus played a role in the deaths of four people. many are children with asthma or breathing problems. and they've ended up in hospital. >> doctors say enteroviruses are very common, affecting 10 million to 15 million people in the u.s. every year. basic things like washing your hands and disinfecting surfaces can help keep the virus from spreading. >> all right, well, we turn now to india where the prime
minister will pick up a broom and help sweep the streets of the capital thursday. he's launching the clean india mission to help people understand the link between sanitation and public health. >> mr. modi is urging every indian to donate 100 hours a year towards cleanliness. he's also promising every indian household will have a toilet by 2019. >> a lack of sanitation facilities are serious problems to india. travel there according to several estimates half of indians billion-plus population does not have access to toilets, leaving people with no choice but to go outdoors. >> people who clean up after them with called manual scavengers. and the practice has been banned in india, it still exists. it's an important public health issue. >> here's a report that would like to reform you has some unsettling images. >> reporter: early morning in
mumb mumbai, the city stirs to life. everyone gets down to business. these children to theirs, and this man to his. cleaning up human exkrimt from the city streets. it's called manual scan venging. >> i don't like it, but i have to do this to feed my family, he says. what he sweeps, hi partner scoops uh. their equipment, a broom and tin plate. no glove, no boots, sometimes a mask. it's tough to take a break since they belong to the lowest rung of india's caste system. he says food vendors often turn them away. sometimes someone will sell them a cup of tea provided they stand outside. >> manual scavenging was banned
in 1993, you can see it still exists. 130 million households lack toilets in india. and according to human rights watch, hundreds of thousands of low caste indians clean from open toilets, drains, manholes and gutters. many people have a bag of alcohol before they go down a manhole. they have to numb their senses. it's a dirty and difficult task, but it's also a serious health hazard. life expectancy is low and many workers development health complications of the job. done with his work, shindi heads home hp he doesn't take the bus. when people see his uniform, they turn away because of the smell, he says. so it's easier if i walk. at home, he takes a bath right away to get rid of the dirt on
his body, to wash out the stigma associated with his work. >> breakfast in europe, lunch in asia. hope we haven't turned you off your food. >> it's a tough subject. makes you realize how lucky you actually do have a -- >> exactly right. we will take a very short break. but next year on cnn, candidates in brazil's national elections sure know how to get voters' attention. and some of these whacky campaign ads actually work. well, did you know certain cartoon characters should never have an energy drink? action! blah-becht-blah- blublublub-blah!!! geico®. introducing the birds of america collection. fifty stunning, hand-painted plates, commemorating the state birds of our proud nation. blah-becht-blah- blublublub-blah!!!
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could it? >> that's right, rosemary, we are talking about a region of the world that has unfortunately been in the news for all the wrong reasons. you recall the past weekend with the recent eruption of mount ataki over central japan, now we have a strong typhoon with its eyes set on that part of the world. this is the latest. this is typhoon pantone. it's a strong category three, weak category four on the safford simpson scale. this is the path of the store. notice two days up, we see a strengthening. notice japan is within this phone of uncertainty. and a lot of factors here at play determining how strong the storm will be when it eventually makes landfall and where will it make landfall.
let me explain. this is called a trough. it's dropping out of northern china. depending on how quickly that moves across japan, it will either bring the storm further west or further to the east. which could be some good news. but look at the difference between the model pass. this is the european model. this is what meteorologists look for this this is a european model that's going to give us the landfall late monday evening for the western half of japan. look at the difference in the timing and the strength with what is called the global forecast model. we'll compare the two side by side in just a moment. pay attention to the title of the top of your screen. this is sunday evening local time over western japan. we're talking about a 24-hour difference between these two models. nonetheless, both of them showing impact for parts of japan. this is the actual difference between the two storms on monday evening. that's going to bring it further east of tokyo. we've got strong winds and, of course, heavy hateful. it's really up to that trough that's going to determine how strong and how much rain it gets
for this area. just to quickly talk about the severe weter that's ongoing between kansas city and missouri for at least the next three to four hours, we're watching this storm as they continue to press eastward. let's send it back to john and rosemary. >> brazilians head to the polls on sunday with the president widening her league in preelection polls. that's just one of many races up for grabs. >> just one. >> some candidates will try pretty much anything to try to get noticed. >> this professional clown and congressman. and his new campaign ad. i need your vote for re-election he raps. it's election season again in brazil. a time for odd ball campaign ads, featuring an anti-communist superhero with laser beam eyes. and a callout to legalize
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one admits to voting for a clown, a superman or a bin laden. >> but four years ago, the clown was the most voted congressional candidate. his message for re-election? -- you want to know what the main role of a politician is? he asks, holding up a roll of toilet paper. >> which one would you vote for? >> wonder woman. >> she's your favorite, isn't she? >> absolutely. >> that's great. you are watching cnn. i'm rosemary church. >> coming up in the next hour, more than a dozen people in texas are now being monitored for signs of ebola after they became into contact with an infected man. health officials are working hard to calm fears right now about the spread of this deadly virus.
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