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images of his murder. in the latest video, there's a brief statement, then killed, and the militants threaten the life of another captain, an american medic. britain's prime minister is reacting to the killing. and kelly morgan is joinings now with that reaction. kelly? >> reporter: good morning, george. as we are expecting a statement, an on-camera statement from david cameron at any moment, he is in briefings with his senior ministers and advisers from intelligence agencies, and military, and at the conclusion of the briefings, we expect him to make a statement.
we're awaiting that. now, mr. cameron first learn of the reported beheading of allen henning when in afghanistan late yesterday. he was there to meet the new president, and on hearing of the kimming, he issued a written statement really condemning what he described as a brutal murder that really showed how barbaric and repulsive isis has come in the killing of the 47-year-old father of two, a taxi driver, who volunteered to take a group of muslim aid workers to syria. a short bit of the statement, he said, "the fact he was taken hostage when trying to help others and murdered demonstrates there are no limits to the depravity of the isis terrorists. we'll do all we can to hunt down murderers and bring them to justice." no sign of backing down from the prime minister, which is what
isis is demanding, an end to the coalition air strikes, which the british parliament agreed to take part in just last week, and, certainly, that decision to take part in those air strikes was highlighted in this latest isis video. the british man with a british access who killed mr. henning, reference to the air strikes as the decision being the reason why the man was killed. the difficulty, obviously, for the government here is that they have taken that decision and really, it would be difficult for them to back down, that policy, to be seen given into terrorist demands and mr. cameron in parliament last week said we need to be prepared for a long fight that will not just take weeks and months, but possibly years, george. >> u.k. determined to resolve the fight, but reactions in the
streets as people view the video? what are people saying? >> reporter: it's been widely condemned, and it has to be noted by leaders within the muslim community saying that this -- these barbaric acts by isis fighters have no part of islam. they did not speak for that religion, so widely condemned. this was a map who had gone out to syria to help other people of all faiths in need. so there is generally, obviously, there's disgust with the way that these aid workers and journalists are treated by isis, and, certainly, last week in parliament and those who voted overwhelmingly to take part in fact air strikes felt this was a necessary action, not just to help people in iraq and syria, but also to protect british interests, protect britains on streets here in london and the rest of the country. >> kelly morgan joining us from
10 downing street in london, we appreciate the reporting there. in addition to henning, militants murdered three others in recent months. the first was james, missing in syria since 2012, decapitated in a video posted online in august. in early september, a second video shows the murder of another american journalist, steven sotloff, and in september, yet another discussing video showing the killing of british aide worker david haines. we are covering the latest developments from the region. joining us now in turkey with the latest ie liz threat to a u.s. aid worker. >> reporter: that's right, like those brutally beheaded before him, went to syria feeling a
sense of duty to do something to help the civilian population there. we had met peter back in 2012 over the summer, shown up a few months earlier just wanting to do something because of his medical background, and he was volunteering in a hospital in tripoli to treat wounded syrians. there was a young girl he felt especially close to. now, he was the kind of individual who always felt he had to do more so months after we met him, set up sarah, special emergency response and assistance based where we are right now. the foe us was to train up people volunteehicl volunteerint clinics to treat the wounded. he was offering them, along with the team, medical training and basic first aid, and also trying to efforts in putting together
medical assistance packages, moving in a lot of needed equipment and supplies in those areas, and it was on october 1st, 2013 when he was kidnapped, george? >> certainly, there, you know, with this story, but you've been monitoring the situation across the border. tell us about the latest fighting there. >> reporter: well, isis comets to besiege the town of kobani despite the air strikes. isis has gained significant ground towards the town in and of itself seeing the vast majority of the town flee and over 2,000 refugees fled across the border in two weeks since isis began to advance in that part of syria. the situation, according to people that cnn have spoken to, seeming to be holding at this stage. isis did manage to gain
territory in the southwestern part of the town. the kurdish fighting force is calling for additional support saying they do not believe they can hold off or necessarily defeat isis, but there's a sense amongst the fighters if they were able to draw isis into the town, they would have the upper hand. we heard from the news agency from the turkish president, turkey under a lot of pressure to join the coalition, but telling the semiofficial news agency that turkey would not join the coalition until its demands were met, demands that turkey has been putting forward for quite some time, now incoming a no-fly zone, safety zone, and guarantees there would be an effort to train and equip people both in iraq and in syria.
the battle against isis is going to be lengthy and have a devastating toll, not just in iraq and syria, but potentially for the entire region, george. >> in turkey, damon is live, appreciate the reporting there. authorities in the state of texas have launch an ebola clean up in a dallas apartment. coming up, the infected man staying at the home who faces criminal charges. pl plus, a live report where prodemocracy protests continue to grow in hong kong. a look at what's fuelling street scuffles in the demonstration areas next.
now the ebola scare as u.s. authorities keep the virus from spreading, they are investigating the first person diagnosed on u.s. soil. thomas eric duncan could face criminal charges if he knowingly exposed the public to the disease. he's currently isolated, in serious condition in a dallas hospital. the four people who are guaranteed at the participant are now at a private home in the dallas area. the exact location has not been disclosed. the family was moved as hazmat launched a cleanup operation to disinfect the apartment where nay were living.
>> diagnosing 50 people who came in contact with duncan, some children who were pulled out of school. gary has more. >> reporter: less than an hour before the school day ended on thursday at wallace elementary in north dallas, parents received an automated phone call that said three children have been taken out of the school because they may have had contact with ebola victim. >> could you imagine this would be happening at your chirp's school? >> absolutely not, no. >> no. >> absolutely not. >> reporter: they love their school and the teachers, both on the pta board. the school is closed today because power was knocked out after a storm, but if it was open -- >> were you going to send your children to school today? >> parole not, no. >> the three children pulled out of school are siblings, but parents have not. told their names, ages, or what grades they're in. the district says it's following federal privacy guidelines and cannot legally release such information, but cassandra with
a first grade daughter and third grade son at school leads to anonymity and frustration. >> it's disconcerning. if there's a child with lice in the school we get noticed about that, and not, like, a school wide notice, but per grade or per the classroom, and so that's -- i don't understand why we can know that about lice, but not ebola. ? liz has a son in kindergarten and first grade. she understands the children have no symptoms as of now, but thoughts run through her head. >> did they rub sweaty arms together? things like that. >> reporter: forcing parents to play detective. >> you asked who was missing, and they told you? >> that there were kids missing. >> your thought that one or more of the siblings could have been in one or more of your children's classes? >> absolutely, yes. >> reporter: many hope the school privately informs
families whose children were in the same class with the siblings. now the school is being cleaned and sanitized, and they both say they'll send children back on monday. cnn, dallas. an american journalist who contacted ebola in syria is flown back sunday. freelance cameraman was working with nbc news when diagnosed thursday. his father says he may have contracted the virus while filming inside a clinic. >> he does remember an incidence where he was helping spray chlorine and disinfectant or a chair or vehicle that was potentially exposed and remembers getting some of it in his face. >> reporter: he says his son will be treated at the nebraska medical center where an american doctor was successfully treated.
according to the latest figures from the world health organization, there's more than 3400 confirmed or suspected cases, deaths, from ebola in west africa, and now more than 7,000 cases of the virus reported. mast majority in liberia where 2,000 died at this point as well as sierra leone with a handful of cases reported in sin gal and nigeria. now for more, dr. margaret harris joins us by phone, a spokesperson for the world health organization and has been in the country for about two weeks now. our first question to you, and thank you for joining us, how is it going to contain that outbreak so far? >> caller: i did not get that last part, how will they contain the outbreak so far? >> yes, because people understand it's ground zero, this is where, you know, if
people don't get a handle on it there, there is concern that it will grow and grow around the world. how is that effort going to cop tape it there in west africa? >> caller: right, and it is ground zero here. it's burning gradually now, and main approach is to get ahead of the virus. we take our services out in the community, take services out into the community, getting smaller treatment units or something like 6 o beds, and now we go to eight beds or less in tents are set up with the right equipment and procedures to ensure those caring for pashlgts are not infected, thaw patients get good treatment and treatment close to where they come from, their communities so they are confident to come and be treated and also be isolated.
people who need countries, people afraid to get treatment in their countries may, we hope rs will not feel afraid because they are treated in a way they understand in a place they understand. >> our producer had a question about the ripple effect. you, obviously, have people who don't want to go there now, and then you see food is not getting there, medicines are not getting there. is that what you're seeing? >> caller: that's one of the big problems because when dealing with countries where even five miles up the road, that's an incredible distance. in fact, what would take you or i a couple minutes in the u.s. or europe takes half hour, an hour, and it's a comfortable ride if you get transport, so, yes, our aim is to get everything out in to the community and not just have everything centralized, but
reach as far as possible, and we put a new mission called the u.n. mission, ebola response, and i'm actually with the delegation now in a treatment center looking at how, what the needs are, how to get everything out to where it's needed most. >> viewers are listening to you, but to our united states' audience, there's concern and dare i say panic what's happening here this first diagnosed case here in the state of texas. what can you tell officials from your perspective about being there and what it takes to contain this virus? >> caller: what it takes to contain the virus? sorry, someone pulled up in a truck in the background. when it takes to contain the virus is simple. finding all the people who are infegted. finding all the people contacted with those who are infected,
isolating people infected, and monitoring all those in contact. the good thing about the virus is it does not infect anybody until you have symptoms, and even when you have symptoms, it does not -- even an infectious person only infects two or three others so if we know who is infected, in contact with, it can be stopped as we saw in nigeria. because they alerted systems quickly, because they found all the people in contact very quickly, they stopped trap eped transmission, and, you know, the united states has excellent surveillance, best in the world. i think, again, if -- it's unfortunate, but you have a very, very strong system. >> dr. margaret harris joining us by phone. we appreciate the insight on what's happening. still to come here on cnn,
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to get their message out. agreeing with them, citizen opposition groups who say the demonstrations are hurting stability and want the acts to end their roadway blockades. we are in the middle of it in hong kong. will, what can you tell us about the latest round of arrests? >> reporter: well, there were 20 people arrested, not in this area, george, but over in a working class neighborhood in hong kong, seeing intense street fights between antioccupy and prooccupy demonstratordemonstra. out of 20 arrested, eight have suspected gang ties, but in the crowds of thousands protesters, there were a lot of other people, regular people here in hong kong, who perhaps own businesses, have jobs they were not able to go to, government employees did not go to work friday, and the reason is this. this is one of the main arteries into the business district, but for the past week, it's full, not with cars, but people, and
these protesters are intent on staying here until they get what they ask for, which is the chief's resignation and allow people in the city to select own candidates to elect and not have the communist party in china select candidates for them. they are not going to budge on the issues, certainly right now, so despite the calls of the hong kong police to disperse, crowds are only growing here today. as expected, it's the weekend, thousands of people here already and more expected to come later this evening. we're less than three hours away from a rally. right here in admiralty. this is the heart of the movement. you see a lot of things happening. this is one thing we see all over the place, these women here are handing out yellow ribbons, a symbol of the occupy movement, but there's blue ribbons, george, the ones who oppose the movement. what you see here are multiple areas in hong kong is a clash of the blue ribbons and yellow
ribbons, a sign of the division that exists in the city right now. >> will, when you show us the crowd there, there's so many people around you. what can you tell us, though, about these assertions that there are elements of gang activity, of organized crime, within the group that police say are causing problems. what are police saying about that? >> reporter: well, there were allegations that some of the antioccupy protesters may have, in fact, been hired thugs socially, but they say out of the thousands of people and arrests made, eight have ties they proved to criminal gangs here in hong kong, but there's rumors and police clashes, trying to bring supplies to officers in a goofvernment building, creating a lot of pushing and shoving, but the police show restraint.
on sunday, there was a lot of criticism for using tear gas on up armed protesters, and since then, hands off and no presence here, but as far as hired protesters to oppose the movement, there's element of that, but also many people in the city ready to see this disperse so the city can move again. protesters say that will not happen until demands are met or the government legitimately wants to sit and have a discussion about political form and true democracy here in hong kong. >> live in hopg congress, showing us the latest with all the people part of the protest. will, we really appreciate the reporting there. a fierce storm moving towards japan likely impacting a major sporting event this weekend. we are in the international weather center with what they can expect there. >> yeah, george, that's right. we have the japanese grand pre this weekend and the typhoon bearing down on the japanese mainland. this is is the latest.
this storm has been teetering between a classification known as super typhoon and a regular typhoon. the distinction is the 240 kilometer per hour sustained wind that dropped to 220. there's signs of weakening, but nevertheless, it's an impressive storm system, and it's about the timing across the area. we have tracks that bring it across tokyo and near where the grand pre is taking place, 3:00 p.m. sunday afternoon local time. thanks to a trough dropping south out of china that dictates the path of the particular storm, but what's for sure we are seeing rain bands impact southern portions of the country. in fact, this is the latest rainfall from japan. oak now way in the clear, but this is moving in a northwest, westerly direction, and thanks to the count clockwise direction, it draws in pacific moisture and could exceed 200 millimeters in the mountain
areas, especially the east coast of japan, doubling the storm totals as we go forward because we're going to see rain start within the next 12 to 4 hours. by the way, tokyo, you have the possibility of typhoon force winds this weekend, and don't forget about 200 kilometers to the west, the recent volcanic eruption leaving 40 sent meters of volcanic ash in the area combined with heavy rain, and we have the possibility of mud slides. the grand pre will be impacted by rain and wind this sunday. >> tough go of it. thank you so much. news continues on cnn. isis forces battle for control of the city of kobani, along the turkish border, how turkey might respond next.
. a video released by isis shows the murder of a british aid volunteer, fourth western hostage beheaded by the terrorist group known as isis since august. the video shows a statement from henning, and then the brutal slaying, and then a threat to kill the american hostage. western governments condemn this murder. >> authoritying say they have arrested at least 20 people in connection with the ongoing pro-democracy protests there. in a news conference a short time ago, police blasted the increasing violence at a demonstration site adding they are trying to keep the activists separated from groups who want protests to end. prosecutors in the united states in texas say the first
person diagnosed with ebola on american soil could face criminal charges. they say he could be charge if he knowingly exposed the public to the virus. witnesses say the liberia national lied on a pre-flight questionnaire about contact with ebola pashltients. isis forces battle for control of the kurdish city, kobani, saying forces entered the town, but there's conflicting reports of how much progress they've made. as our correspondent, barbara star tells us, they are vowing to protect the city from the militant group. >> reporter: under siege for days, isis fighters, who have been battling these kurdish forces, may now control part of the key syria border town of kobani. the fighting raging for days as the kurds try to defend their
city from the isis advance. as tens of thousands of syria refugees flee north to the nearby tushish border trying to escape isis advance, the new wild card? the tushish military. >> introducing forces in northern syria would be a major change in what's going on there. now you would have a professional army dealing with isis, something they never had to face. >> reporter: the parliament authorized military action, something the u.s. was urging, but the role, air strikes or ground troops, still uncertain. >> it's been about getting october their sustainment capability, their ability to use syria as a sanctuary and a safe haven. that does not mean we're not going to turn a blind eye to
what's going on in kabani or anywhere else for that matter. >> reporter: latest strikes destroy an isis garros, a training camp, and an occupied building. u.s. officials say isis fiegers are reacting to the air strikes, staying off cell phones, no longer moving in large convoys. >> changing how they are communicating, harder to do so because of the changes made this that regard. we've seen them change some of their tactics, not surprisingly, have gotten better at concealment. >> reporter: isis released this video showing what it says is the scene of a coalition air strike. this english speaking fighter taunting the coalition. >> you're not bombing the state soldiers. you're just bombing the schools and hospitals. >> reporter: cnn could not independently verify the video.
cnn, the pentagon. >> for more perspective on isis and the threat they pose, let's bring in peter, from the study of study, and thank you for the time. >> thank you. >> people see this and wonder what is it about isis that draws people in and attracts people? >> well, fighters are concerned that 15,000 people that came from all over the world, it's a mix of combinations. there are, in the first phase, there were people who generally wanted to help the syria people fight against assad who they perceive was committing a genocide of the sunni people, but recently, it's been sinister in the sense that people are more ideological now. people want to build that islamic state. people who are that way minded believe they can become part of
a historical project that people in a thousand years will still be talking about. i think the people who are now going over are significantly more dangerous than the people who went over two or three years ago. >> when it comes to isis, is it -- and this is really following along with the same question -- but is it the twist the take on the religion or binary conflict between them and the west? is that part of it? >> it's, i think, a mix of both. i think the religion is veneer. a lot of people, especially those who are coming from the west, from places like england, france, germany, belgium, they are kind of feeling lost in western society, and they want to be part of a counter culture that goes against the mainstream in the worst way possible, and right now, if you want to offend mainstream society, if you want to offend your parents, your
teachers, the people you hang out with on a day-to-day basis, there's little more offensive than joining an organization that is so brutal that everyone basically rejects them. it is almost like a reaction against society. being part of a counter cull r hurture. >> peter another question, speaking to the banner there. what is the end game for isis? they draw people in from all over the world, really. what do they want? what do they get out of this? what are they trying to accomplish? >> well, they are certainly con vin convinced they are thee islamic state as much as the vast majority of muslims reject that claim. they want to build a territory, expand territory, and the mission, for the time being, is regional. a lot of the fighters we have monitored are talking about
capturing jerusalem. they are not content with staying in syria and iraq where they are right now. they want to push on to jordan, lebanon, and perhaps, in the end, capture israel and palestine. in the end, of course, the aim is to recreate history, capturing all the lands every held by muslims from mori rock koe, spain, to indonesia. their ambitions are limitless. >> when it comes to this particular group, obviously, they do their dammedest to prod cast the fact they are brutal, the videos of the beheadings we've seenment when it comes to that, do the people they capture stand a chance really? >> well, we know some have been released. last week, the turkish hostages sent back to turkey. some do for tactical and strategic reasons, but when it
comes to western hos tamgs rita difficult to see them being released by isis. isis sees them in black and white terms, they see british aid worker on four convoys to syria, the least likely imperialist you could possibly think of, and yet they looked at him and saw him as a british citizen, which they considered to be an enemy. regardless of the personality and the things he had done for the people of syria, he was considered an enemy. there was practicically no chance for him to be released under any circumstances. >> and that's a person who went there, we want to syria because he was concerned about the people there. he wanted to help. we know that isis is focused on making money as well. they have millions of dollars, if not more, to carry out the operations that they are doing. do they rely, still rely on trying to get money from
countries? bekn we know the united states, the u. u.k., they don't pay, but other countries, is that a big part of the operation? >> i think in the beginning, but, really, the strategy made a difference which was to create a state to hold territory, and one of the benefits of holding territory, one of the benefits of having a state is you can generate income from within the state, no longer that dependent on external contributions, so isis now is actually taxing its citizens just the way that the syria-iraqi government were taxing citizens before, and, of course, it also has income from the oil refineries that are currently being bombed by western forces, precisely because they want to destroy. >> sorry to interrupt you, i apologize, but we have to move on to new news coming in. we appreciate your insight on this, but we want to take the
viewers in the united states to david cameron addressing the murder there, releasing this video statement, let's take a listen. >> he was a man of great peace, kindness, and gentleness, going with many muslim friends to do no more than simply help other people. the muslim friends will be mourning him this special time of eve and the whole country mourning with them. now, in terms of what we'll do, use all assets we have as we have been up until now to try to find these hostages, to help hostages, to help their families and do everything we can to defeat this organization, which is actually ruthless, senseless, and barbaric in the way it treats people, and this will be the work that we continue. the reality is an emotional appear from mrs. henning, and that couldn't stop it, you couldn't stop it, is it going to
happen again? >> well, what we see with the organization is there's no level of depravity to which they will not sink. no appeals made any difference. the fact this was a kind, gentle, compassionate and caring man who had simply gone to help others, the fact they murdered him in the way they did shows what we are dealing with, and this is going to be our struggle there, with others, we haved too everything we can to defeat this organization. we must take action against it. we must find those responsible, and today, here at checkers, had the head of intelligence agencies services, home office and others, to make sure we do everything that we can, whether that is taking down these hateful videos from the internet, whether it's stopping preachers of hate, whether it's prosecuting those who glorify terrorism, whether it's working with others to defeat isil in the region. everything we can do, we will do, but it's going to take this struggle, patience, hard work,
and resolve to defeat this organization. i know in the country we have that resolve. >> that is tape we turned around here just within the last few minutes of david cameron, prime minister david cameron, speaking on the brutal murder of alan henning, saying the british government will use al assets they have to defeat isis and described the group as, quote, ruthless, senseless, and barbaric. you can tell people are reacting to the terrible video released to the public, the u.k., the government there, determined to dig in and continue on the fight against isis. the news will continue here on cnn after this short break. that's why there's a listerine® product for every mouth. one to clean your whole mouth. one for those hard to reach places. one to protect kids mouths from cavities.
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north korea, willing to hold a second round of talks with south korean officials sometime next month. military and two workers from the party dropped in on closing ceremonies in the asian games followed with a brief meeting from the unification minister. the delegation, pyongyang, got the red carpet treatment. the visit caused quite a frenzy. people are asking where is kim jung un, not seen for several weeks. brian todd has this story. >> reporter: he's not been seen
in public for almost a month after being filmed linking, there's reports he's in poor health, now a prominent defector says the volatile young dictator is not in charge, but a mere puppet. >> who controls the government? >> translator: a group called the organization and guidance department. >> reporter: the organization and guidance department, ogd, a shadowy old boy network tied to kim's father, il, the word that ogd is in control comes from the defector speaking to me on the phone from south korea, who was an insider of il who defected a year ago, having highly placed sources in the regime who he spoke with in recent days. the guidance department has enormous power, handles surveillance, appointments, and purmgs of the top leaders. >> keeping files on everything, and that makes it a powerful and
dangerous organization. >> reporter: saying while they were loyal to his father, members of the ogd do not trust the younger kim. >> translator: they are calling the shots and not the words of one man they do not know. basically, they are no longer loyal to the ruling king's word. >> reporter: north korea is one of the world east most closed society. cnn has no way to confirm claims, but there's absence raising questions. >> if the group was in charge, would they be on collapse or in danger of it? >> in a much more serious shape because then you would have power struggle as the basic dynamic behind the regime opposed to conducting foreign policy, domestic policy, and other things. >> reporter: u.s. officials cannot confirm the credibility of the defectors' claims. they say, at most, there's likely been powerful maneuvering to influence kim, but not to strip power from him. >> this is a top-down system. there is no number two. it is a royal system.
a system predicated on the idea being a kin and next of kin able to wield authoritative power from the top, unquestioned basis. >> reporter: saying the complete disappearance of un from public view is a mystery and one that draws concern saying if kim has gout, weight problems or problems with the ankles, all reported, tlhen at least the regime would release video of him behind a desk giving orders, but for a month now, no traces of him. cnn, washington. brazil plans to head to the poll to legislate the president. the three leading candidates square off in the latest televised event in rio. showing the indumb bent president extenned her lead. if there's not a majority, they'll meet 234 a runoff
election later this month. >> the u.s. saw positive job numbers in the september jobs report. the unemployment rate dipped to 5.9%, lowest number seen in six years. the u.s. economy also added nearly 250,000 jobs in the month of september. analysts say these are some of the strongest indicators yet that the u.s. economy is getting back on track. a fire may have destroyed memorabilia from the september 11 terrorist attacks on united airlines flight 93. the national park service says the damage to four buildings at the memorial site, the fire causing problems there, houses 10 % of the collection of 9/11 artifacts. >> unfortunately, only 10% of the collection is actually stored here. most is off site, and the items that are here, many are in fireproof saves or fireproof filing cabinets, so at this
bringing cell phones with them, but not all muslims are pleased to see pictures of the pilgr pilgrimage on instagram. >> the idea of hajj is to think about yourself, what you've done in life, ask god for forgiveness, look at future, contemplate god, thank god for the grace you enjoy every day. however, if you are too busy taking pictures, selfies, you are a tourist, and hajj is not a tourist destination. it's a sacred space. go there, shedding your clothes, unstitched garments to show there's no vanity in it. in pictures, there's vanity in displaying yourself. cameras were banned before people because take pictures of the sacred space. it's not that they can't take pictures of the space, but it is a distraction for themselves and for somebody else, flashes going after constantly, holding a camera in your face it not what
you. you want privacy, seclusion, isolation from the world. that's what you do every day. go to hajj how have you made life any different? that, in itself is a contradiction to hajj, and contradiction to you attaining purity and time with god. 24 hours a day preoccupied with your phone and showing yourself to the world is a problem. you lose your spirit in it. you leaose your person in it. you lose who you are. if you want a space that's truly yours you need to disconnect. hajj is the opportunity to disconnect from the world, the material world, and focus on the spiritual journey. >> connecting to the spiritual journey or your wireless carrier are questions at the event. barely in autumn, but there's snow in parts of the united states. our meteorologist is at the
world weather center with details on where the snow is. >> the four-letter word no onements to hear this early in the season. giving my shivers thinking about it. we have snow in wisconsin, minnesota, and there is the storm system bringing severe weather earlier in the week, but it's continuing to move east, the threat of severe weather diminished, but there's rain and cold air, very autumn-like temperatures. talking about an inch of snowfall, just enough to talk about, 25 millimeters over the region the rest of the saturday. rainfall expected in new york, boston, burlington, and vermont, a few showers. if you're like me, you want to see the fall colors this time of year, and looking for the leaves changing to peak colors, upper midwest, new england, and pacific northwest, otherwise the other areas are summer green flashed across the southeastern sections of the united states.
now, let's talk about, well, what we have across california. hot day expected near san diego and san francisco. we have heat advisories. temperatures sky rocketing to a hundred degrees fahrenheit or 38 degrees celsius and santa ana winds from the mountain ranges increasing the fire threat, that's in purple. watching hurricane simon forming off the west coast of mexico. 140 kilometer miles per hour winds at the moment. that's all for now. back to george in the news desk. >> thank you so much, and thank you for joining us around the world, i'm george howell. i'll have a check of the headlines next. in the u.s., cnn's "new day" is next. ty. technology gives you control and now technology gives you home security and control in a new and revolutionary way. introducing plug & protect from livewatch security, an easy to use wireless security system, customized just for your home.
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