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an ebola scare at a u.s. airport temporarily quarantines a plane after one of its passengers gets sick on board. and in hong kong, as the monday deadline looms to clear the streets, protesters remain defiant. we'll have a live report there. also ahead, we'll tell you how the united kingdom is remembering alan henning, the taxi driver, turned worker, who
was brutally murdered by isis militants. ♪ welcome back to our viewers in the united states and around the world to our continuing news coverage here on cnn. i'm george howell. we begin in the state of texas. officials there are trying to keep ebola contained. in the meantime, the condition of the first patient who was diagnosed in the united states is actually getting worse. thomas eric duncan is now in critical condition at a dallas hospital, fighting for his life. the liberian native came in contact with at least 50 people, according to state officials. nine of them who came in direct contact with duncan are showing no symptoms at this point. another 40 are still being monitored, but they are considered no risk. there was another ebola scare, this time in the state of new jersey. a man who was on a flight from belgium who started to get sick. as you can imagine, there was a
lot of stress for the people on board that flight. the man started vomiting about an hour and a half before landing in newark. when the plane touched down, all 255 passengers were quarantined inside the plane for more than 90 minutes. teams in protective gear eventually escorted the man and his daughter off the plane. officials later ruled out ebola as the cause of his illness. authorities say they will be let go, i should say and will be responsible for monitoring their own health. one person who was getting sick next to that passenger tells cnn he heard that man tell a flight attendant he was from liberia. he explained what the wait and confusion was like. >> i was already in baggage ten minutes after we deplaned. and they came across the loud speaker and told all officers do not allow anyone from united
airlines flight do obtain their baggage or to leave. and about 35 of us had made it through customs. we were corralled in one area. from what i was told, the remaining passengers were corralled upstairs in newark airport, and then we waited for hours and hours. >> that's the person who was sitting next to the person, the man who was getting sick. you can imagine how scary that had to be for people on that flight. with concern now growing in the united states about ebola, the director of the centers for disease control and prevention spoke about efforts to try to contain and control it. >> we also, i do believe, have to recognize, that we are all connected. and although we might wish we could seal ourselves off from the world, there are americans, who have the right of return. there are many other people who have the right to enter into this country. and that we're not going to be able to get to zero risk, no matter what we do, unless and until we control the outbreak in
west africa. >> the director also said the primary goal of health officials is to keep the public safe. now, in the state of massachusetts, an american doctor who of the once cured of ebola is now back in the hospital in isolation there. richard sacra was admitted saturday with cough and fever. he contracted the virus while working in liberia, but recovered after getting treatment in nebraska. you'll remember that story. doctors say it's highly unlikely, though, that that infection has returned. another big story that we are following, the murder of british aid worker alan henning. it was just friday that isis released a video showing the aid worker beheaded as a consequences of their cause. saturday, mosques throughout the uk remembered henning and british prime minister david camcam ron called his murder completely
unforgivable. in his hometown, people are remembering him as the taxi driver with a heart of gold. his church is holding a memorial service for him today. cnn's karl penhaul has more from manchester. >> reporter: communities in northern england are waking up this morning to the realization that life without alan henning will just be a little different. he was a man who didn't have to go and take risks in syria. he could have sat at home, much like the rest of us on his sofa and simply give out a donation. but he doesn't. he decided to go and do his bit. and today his muslim friends have tears and rage. [ bell tolls ] >> reporter: for alan henning, time has slipped away. outside the taxi company where he worked, rain falls on silent flower tributes.
>> it's great when you see what is needed actually get where it needs to go. >> reporter: henning was on a mercy mission to syria when he was kidnapped. isisxhas cut his life short. henning was the only non-muslim on the humanitarian convoy. his muslim friends prayed for him saturday. community leaders are enraged. >> the killing of alan henning was a cowardly and criminal act of appalling brutality by a group who do not represent islam as all. and in fact, are an insult to the islamic faith. >> this woman and her family traveled with henning on the last convoy at christmas. she stayed back at the border, while henning volunteered to push ahead into syria where help was badly needed. >> we cannot comprehend that something so terrible could happen to such a wonderful and compassionate human being.
the world lost an honorable and remarkable hero yesterday. >> reporter: henning's fellow aid workers believe parliament's decision to authorize bombing in iraq may have triggered their friend's slaughter. >> by joining the u.s. air strikes, we handed alan and many other western hostages a death sentence. >> reporter: down the street where henning shared a home with his wife and two teenage children, mourners leave flowers despite the rain. a statement from the cabbie's family. it's the news we hoped we'd never hear as a family. we're devastated by the news of his death. all of alan's family and friends are numb with grief. across town on main street, more flowers. >> as the hours go by, the pile of flowers just grows and grows. many of them with a message. this one, alan, you made yourself, your family, and your
friends proud. this one, to a very special man with a heart of gold. that message reminds me of the conversation i'd had two weeks ago with his friend and fellow aid worker. i asked her how we should remember henning. >> just that smile, and his beautiful, beautiful golden heart. >> reporter: and so while from family and friends there is round condemnation of the actions of isis, which they say is a total violation of islamic principles, nevertheless, there is a feeling amongst some here in northern england, that the british government really did not do enough to get alan henning and the other hostages home. many here point to the example of the turkish government who has got a line in to the isis fighters and who successfully managed to get nearly 50 of their own hostages home. people here ask, why couldn't britain do that, george?
>> karl, a very touching story about what's happening there in manchester, in his hometown. but i would imagine that sentiment is being felt in many cities throughout the region, throughout the country, yes? >> reporter: absolutely. because really the story of alan henning has touched many people in britain and further afield as well. and i think there are a number of reasons for that. first of all, alan henning sacrificed his own time, his own family time. he went on that aid convoy at christmas, but here in manchester area, he would often give up his weekends to wash cars to raise funds for syria. he was so passionate about the cause that he even had a tattoo on his arm that said "aid for syria." he was just a regular working-class guy, the kind of guy that you would come across in the street. the kind of guy that would pick you up at a train station or a bus station. people did say he was the taxi
driver with a heart of gold. it was his neighbors because he lives in a multicultural community. friends and neighbors who happened to be muslim said come with us, let's take some aid to syria, you're a good driver. he had no doubts about it. and so that is really why he has touched so many people. he was just the ordinary guy next door and now this is what has happened, george. >> a working-class, ordinary guy, as you say, next door, who wanted to go to syria to help people. karl penhaul, we appreciate your reporting there in manchester. thank you. in their latest video, isis also threatened to kill an american aid worker, peter kassig. his parents are now pleading with the group to release their son. the former u.s. soldier was kidnapped last october in syria. in a youtube video that was posted saturday, kassig's parents urged his captors to let him go. >> please know that we are all praying for you and your safe
return. most of all, know that we love you and our hearts ache for you to be granted your freedom so we can hug you again and then set you free to continue the life you have chosen, the life of service to those in greatest need. kassig founded a charity two years ago. it was designed to help syrians who were fleeing from the country's civil war. his parents say he converted to islam after being captured. coming up next here on cnn, pro-democracy protesters in hong kong, they are facing a fast-approaching deadline to clear the streets. but will they do it? a live report is next. plus, a storm scare, japan braces for the arrival of a powerful typhoon. 'wóóñt
but it seems they have no intention of doing that. let's go live to hong kong. i know it's getting closer to the evening time and the crowds get larger there. what's happening? >> reporter: you may notice, george, that certainly, the crowd is building. we've noticed that there are many more people here than there were an hour ago. you can see that the people are looking up in that direction. the reason why is this movement, which is meant to essentially bring central hong kong to a halt has been brought to a halt because there is a man, we're not going to show you images of him, but he is standing on a foot bridge in the heart of the protest, and it has been in the last few hours that he has been effectively threatening to jump unless he gets to speak with one of the protest leaders. there have been remedies taken to try to ensure this man's
safety, but the protest right now has really been put on hold as people watch this latest drama develop. tempers are flaring. we've seen skirmishes over the weekend. people are starting to lose patience. but there is some movement to tell you about from the movement itself. the students say that they are willing to speak with the government once again as long as the government promises that police will protect protesters should there be any clashes, and the government says that they will also engage in talks if the students clear out of here. these students and also the other protesters. they want them to leave. there is a monday deadline that is looming. the chief executive, george, as you mentioned, has set that hard deadline. we don't know exactly when, but that deadline does loom over this entire protest today. >> we certainly appreciate your discretion and sensitivity there, yours and your photo
journalist, as the situation plays out, but we do want to ask, as well, without the police presence, are police starting to turn out there? >> reporter: you know, we haven't really seen too many police officers. they've held back a bit. and part of that is intentional. we saw what happened last weekend when the police officers were out here, when they clashed with some of the protesters on the ground. there was tear gas, and it essentially backfired on the government. more protesters showed up. so the police have been holding back a bit. what we are seeing is a very significant firefighter protest, but that is purely in response to this man on the bridge, george. >> and we certainly hope that that situation, we see the spectators, people, crowds looking up. hope that that resolves safely. we appreciate your reporting there. they are determined. they're highly organized, and apparently they don't need much
rest. a large team of volunteers in hong kong is working to make sure that pro-democracy protesters have all the essentials that they need. our andrew stevens had a chance to watch them in action. >> reporter: 20 year old ping wong hasn't slept in days, but he's still got work to do, delivering water and supplies to those in the demonstration. he's one of an army of volunteers that keep this movement going. >> they are doing their best. so i'm staying here. >> reporter: getting these supplies out is a grassroots, but highly effective operation. volunteers say that there's no official organization here, but there's no question that they are organized. this is one of 10 stations set up around this area to meet the needs of the tens of thousands of protesters. communication is key. volunteers use walkie-talkies
and apps like telegram to figure out who need what supplies, and we're talking about the essentials, water, food, goggles and rain gear to help protect against pepper spray and hundreds of umbrellas. everything is donated. it's generosity of supporters across hong kong that sustains these protesters and the kindness of strangers that keep their spirits up. even for the less glamorous issues. there's no shortage of help right down to the recycling. >> i come here because of the obligation to come here this morning. so i come here, and i saw this. and i think it's something that you have to take care of. >> reporter: and it goes on day and night. rain or shine. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: and even in the middle of a rainstorm, the
protest supporters here are still handing out these rain jackets to try to protect the diehard protesters who are actually toughing this out. one of the many acts of humanity in the midst of this political storm. andrew stevens, cnn, hong kong. still to come here on cnn, targeting tokyo, caution in japan as typhoon phanfone takes aim. and kim jong-un has been out of the public eye for a month. and the cause for his absence. (male announcer) it's happening. today, more and more people with type 2 diabetes are learning about long-acting levemir®, an injectable insulin that can give you
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the mainland of japan. here's the latest. wind gusts of around 205 kilometers per hour. and it is just east of the yakushima island. you can see the area of the formula one racing event. here's the image as the sun sets on tokyo tonight. you do have very strong winds and rain in the forecast. let's take a look closer at the next 12 hours or so. waking up tomorrow you should be prepared that rush hour will be rather tricky. 9:00 to midday we are expecting the highest winds. the cautionary car at the grand prix leading the vehicles for much of the race. the grand prix, i believe is over at the moment. but regardless, the conditions are going to deteriorate very
quickly in japan. the question remains, how are they going to pack up these cars and get them to sochi, russia for this event. and if this is a sign of things to come, rainfall totals on saturday across the southern japanese islands, 224 millimeters, 144 kilometer wind gusts. tokyo, you could receive 200 millimeters of rainfall over the next 24 hours. and can you see the north as well, some hefty rainfall totals. i timed out these winds, tokyo, you should experience tropical to typhoon force winds be with the next 12 to 24 hours, and this system will quickly exit the region by tuesday which should be some good news. by the way, we're also watching another storm lining up right
behind phanfone. >> wow, another storm on the way. it has now been an a little more than a month since north korean leader kim jong-un has been seen in public. and that, alone, has raised questions about the health of that country's leader, but according to south korea's state run news agency, the north korean officials deny that kim is having any health issues. listen. >> reporter: in the past, there have been prolonged disappearances of the number one indispensable man, this kim jong-un, his father also, his granddad, all had prolonged disappearances. and there would be stories in the western press that they had had a car accident or deadly cancer or become a zombie. none of that happened in the event. it may happen this time. but i don't think that we should get our hopes up, let's say. >> the statement comes from north korea just a day after a three top officials made a surprise visit to south korea to
renew high-level talks with them. a former haitian dictator, jean-claude duf yay has died. the man known as baby doc. he fled the country. for 25 years, he was accused of human rights problems but was november c never convicted. somalian troops recaptured a town after al shabab abandoned the area. this is the sixth town to be taken by the troops since september. a group looking for students in mexico have made a horrific discovery. they have unearthed mass graves. it's unclear who the bodies belong to, but dna tests are now
being carried out. students disappeared after a deadly police shooting just a week ago. voters are about to begin casting their ballots in brazil's presidential election. it remains unclear who the president's biggest challenger will be. polls on saturday suggested the second place favorite, marina silva could be falling behind. it has already had plenty of twists and turns before the voting has begun. >> reporter: brazilians head to the polls on sunday to length the next president of the world's seventh largest economy, and they have 11 candidates to choose from. and there are some clear frontrunners, including the current president. rig the big topic is the economy. on one hand, brazil entered a
recession in the first half of the year. and many are worried about maintaining subsidies they get under the government. other topics are the rising crime and poor state of schools and hospitals. listen to this. >> translator: i think we need more security, education. >> translator: i think the big concern for brazilians in this election is inflation. >> reporter: brazilians will also elect state governors, regional and national lawmakers, and they'll use modern electronic voting machines like this one. that means we'll have the results within an hour or two of closing, but it doesn't mean we'll know who the next president is. the president has a comfortable lead but not enough to get more than 50% of the vote. that means this will go to a runoff with the two top candidates. and given all the twists and turns of this electoral
welcome back to our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm george howell, this is cnn. now your world headlines this hour. pro-democracy demonstrators in hong kong are being told they have until monday morning to clear out the streets and clear their protests. but so far, there are no indications, no plans that they will abide by the deadlines set by authorities. they are demanding elections in which candidates are not pre-approved by beijing. the condition of the first person diagnosed with ebola in the unit has slipped from serious to critical. he is isolated in a dallas
hospital. the liberian native arrived just two weeks ago. mosques in britain are mourning the death of alan henning. he was a taxi driver who was kidnapped last year while delivering food and medical supplies to war-torn syria and victims there. kurdish forces say they are holding back isis militants in the syrian town of kobani. isis controls the southwestern corner of the city. but his forces held off any further advances. a human rights group says coalition air strikes killed at least 35 isis extremists, including five in kobani. turkish forces tried to stop turkish kurds from crossing the border into syria to join that fight with isis.
i know there's a lot of focus right now on kobani. >> reporter: yeah, that's right. the battle for that key city continues behind me. that's what you can see there where everything we're hearing suggests that the isis advance, the main thrust is focusing on trying to come in from the south and trying to take that hill overlooking kobani, which you can also see behind me there. so far they haven't been able to do so. kurdish fighters have been able to hold them off, but they have been trying repeatedly. we are told. from the east here where we are standing we are still seeing continued heavy shelling into the eastern and southeastern pockets of the city. once again showing that these isis fighters, they do still have superior firepower despite recent coalition air strikes targeting artillery and armored vehicles and so forth, technically on saturd-- particu
on saturday, which we told were effective. these isis forces are still battling fiercely to try and take the city. and it is becoming increasingly clear that the turkish are not going to fight to stop it. there is little to no chance of any turkish military intervention here. >> there have been so many conflicting reports, a lot of information out and about about how much territory isis has taken in kobani. do you have any new information on that? >> reporter: what it does appear is that they are very close. as you touched on, there are reports that they have entered parts of the built-up city and are very close in their approach from the south as well. i think the expectation of those kurdish fighters left in the
city is it's only a matter of time before isis does advance into the city itself and to some extent, they believe that once they do advance to that point, once they are lured into the built-up area of the city the kurdish fighters will have some sort of an advantage over them and be able to inflict heavier casualties against isis because it will be bloody urban, street to street, building to building fighting and it's something the kurdish know very well and have been able to prepare for in the leadup to this time. >> phil black following all the events there. u.s. vice president joe biden is now apologizing for comments he made about kurdish president recep erdogan. >> president erdogan told me, he's a told friend, said, you
are right, we let too many people through. now they're trying to seal their border. zoo th so this idea that it was within our power early on in the process. and there were some arguing we should give, quote, the opposition, which we couldn't identify as moderate, by the way, i'm serious about that, give them ground-air launch missiles. can you imagine what would have happened? does anybody doubt they would have been in the hands of al qaeda or khorasan group or isil? >> mr. erdogan took offense that his country was allowing people across the border, including groups like isis. here's what he had to say. >> translator: if biden has used such expressions, he will be history for me. i have never made those remarks. we have never provided help and
support to any terrorist organization. i say terrorist organization including the islamic state. nobody can prove otherwise. >> a biden spokes woman says he called the turkish president on saturday and apologized, and the two countries reaffirmed their commitment to fight isis militants. a former u.s. soldier has left his home in wisconsin and traveled to the middle east to fight against isis. jordan matson says he has joined the ypg. that group is battling isis militants for control of besieged border towns of kobani. >> my name is -- i am from wisconsin in the united states. i was previously a soldier in the united states army. i wanted to come join because i got sick of watching so many innocent people be killed as my country doing nothing about it for over a year.
i got sick of everyone saying how bad it was by doing nothing about it. and i made up my own mind to come over here to do something about it. >> his own decision there. matson says it didn't take long before he was fighting those isis forces. he says his unit managed to repel isis gangs after six-hour clashes. israeli benjamin netten yaw hoo says he has never seen it in his lifetime. he spoke, listen. >> you have very good intelligence. what is your assessment of the strength of isis? >> it's growing by day, because they have about $2 million petro per day. they are strengthening, the
strength of isis is the strength of terror. you don't have to be that large. there were times in history where small bands conquered all of asia just galloping on horses and beheading people and instilling terror in the hearts of millions. and that is the strength of isis. a fervent, fervent fanatic ideology and the willingness to have, to kill anybody. >> you can watch fareed's entire interview with benjamin netanyahu at 10:00 eastern. if you are joining us in the united states, it airs at noon in london. an ancient community in the west bank is at risk of being changed forever. israel wants bed win families in
one area to relocate in order to connect a settlement with jerusalem. israel says it is providing a saer advice. ian lee has the story. >> reporter: it doesn't look like much, a wind swept hilltop where sheep graze. but to this man, this is home, happy raising his children here in the shadow of jerusalem. >> translator: this land means a lot to us he tells me. we were born on this land. he is a bed win from southern israel. jerusalem on one side, the other the largest jewish settlement in the west bank, housing more than 40,000 people. now israel plans to connect jerusalem and this settlement, forcing hundreds of bed win families to move.
>> it's a mass forcible transfer, which is a violation of the fourth geneva convention. >> reporter: but israel says it's a matter of improving the lives of bed win, who normally live off the electric grid with no running water. >> israel is legally obliged to provide services to what's called area c who are without municipal services which we feel they're entitled to. >> reporter: and when it comes to the geneva convention -- >> this is all within the west bank, within a few kilometers this way or that way. >> reporter: so you would say this is not a violation. >> not at all. >> reporter: many bed win flat out don't want to move. living off the land is a way of life, and they most certainly don't want to move. this is one of the areas where the israeli government plans to relocate the bed win. currently, it's a landfill
covered in trash. israel insists the land will be made suitable for habitation, but that doesn't win over a leader in the bed win community. he tells me, our lifestyle as a bed win community depends on livestock. we need open spaces for ourkis to play and livestock to roam. for him and the other bed win, time is running out. ultimately, if they are moved, they lose more than their home, their way of life. ahead here on cnn, a parent's desperate plea. the mother and father of a missing u.s. university student say they want their nightmare to end. they've just released a video begging for any new information in their missing daughter's case. we'll follow that story. plus the vatican convenes a summit on family and marriage. the crisis there, what pope
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welcome back. the parents of a missing student from the university of virginia are making a desperate plea, releasing a video, begging for any information to help find their daughter, hannah graham. >> somebody listening to me today either knows where hannah is or knows someone who has that information. we appeal to you to come forward
and tell us where hannah can be found. john has already said that this is every parent's worst nightmare. that is true, but it is also a nightmare for our son james, for hannah's grand parents and other members of our family, as well as for all of hannah's many friends here in charlottesville and beyond. please, please, please help end this nightmare for all of us. please help us to bring hannah home. thank you. >> so hard to hear that. the 18 year old was last seen nearly three weeks ago on a shopping mall surveillance camera. the man suspected of abducting her, jesse matthew remains in police custody. he has been linked to another missing college student who was killed in 2009. despite his arrest, authorities say they still don't know where graham is. changing gears to weather
now, california under a triple threat, a heat wave, santa ana winds and a fire threat. it's quite a situation out there. >> it is, but we only have one more day of this, quote-unquote triple threat. we do have heat advisories in effect for today, which is sunday. we have very hot weather in the greater san diego area, especially away from the coast, temperatures will soar to around 100 degrees. and then we have our fire threat, this is called a red flag warning and that is for the sequoia national forrestest all thanks to a phenomenon known at santa ana winds. the air is funneled from the desert. so it's a very dry, low-humidity, warm temperatured air. this is a phenomenon also
referred to as adiabatic warming. it helps warm up the temperatures and also increases the fire threat. now i did talk about only one more day of the extreme heat, because you can see the temperatures cooling off near palm springs. still hot on tuesday but not as hot as we're expecting today. vegas, you're staying pretty steady at the 90s. now for the rest of the country, we do have a few showers across the great lakes region. sunny conditions from atlanta all the way down to miami. and that high pressure that brought in the sunshine over the west continues for much of the rockies. we also have our eyes set on hurricane simon that's expected to make more of a northeastern direction affecting the baja within the next 72 hours. i'm not sure if you're an aspiring astronomier, but there's a forecasted lunar eclipse set for this wednesday morning. so set your clocks and be ready.
>> derek, thank you so much. >> you're welcome. still ahead on cnn, the vatican calls an emergency meeting on what it calls an urgent state of the marriage and state of the family. we're live, next in rome. (male announcer) it's happening. today, more and more people with type 2 diabetes are learning about long-acting levemir®, an injectable insulin that can give you blood sugar control for up to 24 hours. and levemir® helps lower your a1c. levemir® is now available in flextouch® -
the only prefilled insulin pen with no push-button extension. levemir® lasts 42 days without refrigeration. that's 50% longer than lantus®, which lasts 28 days. today, i'm asking about levemir® flextouch. (female announcer) levemir® is a long-acting insulin, used to control high blood sugar in adults and children with diabetes and is not recommended to treat diabetic ketoacidosis. do not use levemir® if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. the most common side effect is low blood sugar, which may cause symptoms such as sweating, shakiness, confusion, and headache. severe low blood sugar can be serious and life-threatening. ask your doctor about alcohol use, operating machinery, or driving. other possible side effects include injection site reactions. tell your doctor about all medicines you take and all of your medical conditions. check your blood sugar levels. your insulin dose should not be changed without asking your doctor. get medical help right away if you have trouble breathing, swelling of your face, tongue or throat,
sweating, extreme drowsiness, dizziness, or confusion. (male announcer) today's the day to ask your doctor about levemir® flextouch. covered by nearly all health insurance and medicare plans. welcome back to cnn, you are looking at live pictures from the vatican where catholic church officials from all over the world gathered for a meeting on the challenges facing the catholic church and families. our delia gallagher is live from rome with some hot button issues for discussion. delia? >> reporter: george, that's right. it has officially begun. you're looking at pictures of the opening mass which is occurring as we speak. some 200 priests, bishops,
cardinals have gathered to discuss a number of hot-button issues in the catholic church. things such as cohabitation, living together before or without marriage, teen mothers, polygamy, communion for divorced and re-married catholics. same-sex unions, baptizing children of same-sex unions. they've got just about everything on the table. these are the result of a survey sent out to catholics around the world to see how they were living out their daily lives. what were the challenges being faced by catholic families. it has been a top priority for pope francis. he said he doesn't want the church to be an outdated useless
tru structure, so he has called this meeting which is an interim meeting, because there will be another one next year in october which will make final decisions. but this meeting because the topics are so important and delicate, has been called by the pope so everyone gets a chance. they have four minutes to speak. they have a general discussion, the pope is involved. there are also 12 married couples who get to talk. and they make recommendations for next year about any possible changes. so any real changes, george, to come out of this conference, we're going to have to wait until next year to see. >> so delia, and so this is basically a conversation, correct? there won't be any concrete matters decided in the meeting, but rather starting the conversation on a lot of issues? >> reporter: well, the pope is hoping it will be a conversation, george. what's actually shaping up to be is something of a fight, in some senses, because the cardinals have already come out very
publicly on a couple of issues in particular, that issue of divorced and re-married catholics receiving communion. we have both sides pro and con. it seems like a small issue, but it's an important issue for the vatican and the catholic church to decide couples who are remarried after a divorce it's something they have almost come to blows on. they want it to be a nice conversation, but certainly there's going to be heart-felt discussions and the recommendations are going to be important to see where they want to go for next year. so we'll be looking at that in the next two weeks. what are the recommendations for next year, if any. >> delia gallagher joining us in rome. we appreciate you joining us on this report. some muslims have made a
pilgrimage and anearly 2 million attended the stoning of the devil ceremony. not all muslims were able to make the trip this year. reports say saudi arabian government banned travelers from ebola-stricken countries, including liberia, guinea and sierra leone. people are also celebrating eid in the streets in jordan. jomana carawcha spoke with some who said they don't know if they'll ever celebrate eid at home. >> reporter: here people are out and about celebrating. it's not all about jordanians celebrating. for decades this country has
opened their doors to those fleeing violence across the region. over the years this country has had to deal with a massive influx of refugees from iraq and syria. the majority of these refugees are not living in camps. they are in cities, like here in amman. here we came across this group of young syrians. celebrating eid away from home is not the same, they say. >> it feels weird, we're not living in our hometown. there's no eid here to us. i mean, what if i ask you if you lost your mother and your father and your friends, the way you live, your home, you lost everything, you feel no eid. >> reporter: 21 year old ibrahim says it's impossible to return home anytime soon. maybe in ten years, he says, but we should have hope until our last living breath. until then, the streets of amman
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