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happening now in the "cnn newsroom," where is kim jong-un? the north korean leader not seen for more than a month. he fails to show up for a major event this morning. who is running the country? also, markets tanked. biggest drop all year. european markets sliding south as well. ahead, find out what's behind the loss and what you should be doing with your money. the man stands up on a flight and says "i've got ebola, you're screwed", haz-mat team to the rescue. and a flight attendant's message to the cabin going viral this morning. let's talk live right now in the "cnn newsroom." good morning, everyone. i'm don lemon in for carol on this friday. thank you so much for joining me on a day very important to north korea north korea and the same day north and south korea start
shooting at each other. the question, where in the world is kim jong-un? today marks the 69th anniversary of the ruling workers party and the controversial leader was not there today at a ceremony to honor his father and grant father. cnn's paula hancocks in seoul, south korea for us. what's being said about kim there? >> reporter: well, don, we have an assumption now from the south korea defense minister, he said a few hours ago he believes kim jong-un may be near the hospital in pyongyang, he may be staying in one of his residents with the -- his sister and also his wife. this hospital is the same hospital where his father, the late kim jong-il and his grandfather, treated as well. both had many illnesses during their lifetime the latest guest from the south korean defense minister. no one knows for sure where he is. it is widely issued here in korea that he has health issues there have been rumor and speculation there may have been
a coup, he may have been deposed from power from the military. most experts say that's not likely they believe kim jong-un might still be in control and calling the shots but of course they don't know exactly what's wrong with him or how ill he is. but the fact is, it has been five weeks now since we've seen him. don? >> let's talk about the exchange of gunfire between north and south korea. how serious was this exchange, paula? >> reporter: well, to be honest, this is most serious incident that i've seen in four years. it was serious. there were certain activists sending balloons over the boarder to north korea. they were filled with 200,000 leafletses which they wanted north korean residents to read to find out what their regime was like, also dollar bills and dvds in the balloons and north korea fired at them then have sworn in the past they would react angrily if they carried on with the balloons and today that
is what happened. some shells landed in the south. the south koreans fired 40 rounds of machine gunfire in response there were no casualties on this side of the boarder in south korea. of course it's impossible to know whether there were in north korea. >> thank you, paula hancocks in seoul for us. i want to bring in charles article strong, professor of korean studies. do you believe kim jong-un has some illness? >> most likely scenario. unlikely he's been deposed a coup, he's too important for a figure head around him in the country to get rid of him. but the north korean media can never show their leader in anything but the most robust of health, he's got to be seen as strong, as in charge. if he's not well, injured, he's going to be hidden until he recovers. >> you believe it's an illness. any sign that he's not fully in charge, that there's not some shuffling going on with the north korean government? >> well, if he's seriously ill, he's obviously running the
day-to-day politics of the country. there's speculation his sister is really running it and other people in leadership as well he doesn't run the whole country by himself and there are people around him shuffling for power. >> does this happen without permission from the leader? >> it doesn't happen without high level approval, of course. and most likely from kim jong-un himself. >> there was an initiative to have some sort of diplomacy between the north and the south. does this change anything? >> well, as far as we've seen, it's business as usual. they sent three high-ranking officials down to south korea at the close of the asian games last week. so it looks like thing are going forward but we'll have to see when kim jong-un makes his appearance. >> we'll be watching. thank you, charles armstrong from columbia university, professor of korean studies. this hour on wall street, the dow will try to rebound from its most dismal day of 20147 closed down 335 point but was that's only part of the story.
it's also knee buckling plunge from a near 24 hours earlier when the dow saw its best day of 2014. cnn's chief business corner christine romans here, alison kosik at the new york stock exchange for us. first, christine, what's driving this roller coaster? >> what is going on? that's what everyone's asking. there are four simple reasons here, and they are not really big surprise. in europe, the german economy is stalling here. in china, you've got growth slowing. in the u.s., the fed is going to enits stimulus this month. guess what? don, we have not had a 10% correction in the stock market in more than two years. that's almost unheard of. there has not been a pullback in so long. look at this chart. let me explain it. red spots where you've seen a pullback. usually you see them frequently, every year, every 18 months. for two year we have not seen a technical 10% correction. so a lot of people are looking at other factors and saying, maybe this is time take money off the table. now a note of caution, before
you freak out, remember this, the dow is still just 4% below all-time highs. really close still to all-time highs. you'd have to see more damage in the market to get that technical correction. what i tell people to do, if you're close to retirement, you should not be all in stocks. you need to tack a very good, hard look at how much money is in the stock market for the long term. you're very young, this matters nothing to you. keep investing, keep investing, keep investing. >> don't freak out as christine says. >> don't freak out. >> but, are we seeing warning signs already this morning? >> the bears, don, still hanging around. yes, get ready for stocks to continue sliding when the opening bell rings, over 20 minutes. i talked to a few traders today and tell me this about a correct, everybody's asking, is those a correct? we are not in a correction per se. a correction is a -- is you're falling 10% from a recent high. and the traders that i've talked to said, yes, a correction of
10% or more is always possible. the dow's just 3.6% below its all-time high which ironically the all-time high hit a few weeks ago. now a real correction would get the dow down to 15,550. that's another 1100 points. that's a long way. so, although a correction is possible, many don't see that happening. i just want to mention as well, it's not just stocks we're seeing sell off. oil has been getting whacked. oil prices down 6% just this week. if you look at oil, oil is below $90 a barrel, at a level we haven't seen in two years and that's happening because of concerns that a global economic slowdown could cause less demand. hey, you want to look at the glass half-full? oil prices falling could mean lower gas prices. >> you have so much energy this early in the morning. >> market is exciting again finely. complacent for months just going up and never going back down. there's excitement in the stock
market. you know i like to tell people, don, that is if you're trying to find out what your log in for your 401(k) is on the day after there's a 300-point declirng you're not doing your job. everyone, you should know and rebalance your portfolio for your own risks and retirement, don. >> your passion about this is jumping through the screen. you're our chief business correspondent. thank you this morning. all right. let's check our top stories, pause there. need to check the top stories. supreme court stopped wisconsin from requiring voters to provide photo identification before casting al lots in the election. in texas a court struck down the i.d. law saying minority voters were burdened. texas will appeal. scientists at harvard discovered a diabetes break dass through use stem cells. for the first time able to create insulin-producing cells
that could be transplanted in the body. microsoft ce oath apologizing after putting his foot in his mouth about equal pay. he said not really about women asking for a raise but knowing and having faith that the system will give you the raise, the right raise. what's worse, he said it to a roomful of women at grace hopper celebration of women in computing. the women that i can see in my purview right now, all shaking their heads and screaming. charlotte, north carolina, wells fargo employee e-mailed his ceo asking for a raise and then copied 200,000 co-workers on e-mail, he wasn't asking for him he wanted ceo to give everyone $10,000 bonus. wells fargo says compensation exceeds federal and state minimums. and katy perry's got a new gig. performing at super bowl halftime show no word if she had to pay to play like the nfl had wanted.
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that could help bring graham home. let's bring in erin mcpike. good morning. don, good morning. jesse matthew was driving a cab the night harrington disappeared and she was last seen getting into a cab. police have recently seized the cab that matthew was driving and the connects between the two cases are becoming impossible to ignore. jesse matthew has been in police custody for two weeks, the last person known to have seen hannah graham night she disappeared four weeks ago. police have linked him to another missing girl, virginia tech student, morgan harrington, who vanished in october 2009. now police have found a second possible link connecting matthew to harrington's death. a source with knowledge of the investigation says police have seized a taxicab owned by matthew. law enforcement sources say they have already linked matthew to harrington's disappearance with dna evidence but no charges have been filed last month
harrington's parents told cnn's anderson cooper they just want to prevent another tragedy. we're not joyful. there's no celebration here. we're kind of stunned, but we also are, you know, devastated that it has come through hannah graham being missing. >> reporter: in 2005, matthew got a business license to drive a dmcab in charlottesville. they believe he was driving for a now defunct company. fellow drivers remember matthew. >> our understanding he was driving a cab that the night morgan harrington was abducted. >> reporter: her body founds months later in 2010, ten miles where she was last seen getting into a taxi. 2010 was also the last year matthew renewed his license to drive a cab in the city of charlottesville. investigators say they interviewed several cab drivers at time. >> they asked what dark colored cars, cabs around.
i went down a list and asked them, i've seen him again, what cab company was it? and he told me. and when he told me, i'm like, oh, okay, great, it wasn't us. >> reporter: matthews' attorney is not commenting on the case. now matthew's co-workers recently told cbs 6 news here in charlottesville at the time they suggested he looked like the man in the sketch linked to harrington's death, that he became visibly upset and sometimes disappeared for hours, don. erin mcpike, thank you very much. still to come in the newsroom, the latest on the strange case of a chicago teenager arrested for allegedly trying to join up with isis. the young man is not a threat to the u.s. ♪ want to change the world? create things that help people. design safer cars. faster computers. smarter grids and smarter phones.
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suburban chicago teenager who allegedly wanted to join isis will stay behind bars for at least another two weeks. a hearing yesterday for 19-year-old mohammed hamzah kahn was postponed when prosecutors sought to keep part of the proceeding secret. his defense lawyer argued it should remain open afterward he said no danger to the u.s. in my opinion, isis is night threat to the united states and a lot of people share that view. if isis isn't a threat to the united states, i don't know how he could be. a mat or of weeks, isis has become the most dangerous group on the face of the earth because they made -- they beheaded a few
people in very cleverly with public media. >> ted rowlands covering the story, also with us analyst joey jackson. ted, you were in the courtroom. government attorneys say they want secrecy during what should be a routine hearing? >> no, it's kind of a mystery, don. in a filing they said it was a third party privacy concern and then during the hearing the judge actually said that the concern had to do with minors. but that was it. that's all we heard about. and as you mentioned, kahn's defense team adamantly objected for that part of the hearing to be done in secret. they wanted the media and the public to be able to see what happened. so basically the judge ordered the frogs fiprosecution to file rebuttal and we'll find out in 11 days whether in this be will in the open or out doors. >> his attorney says the
teenager may hold radical view but was hasn't broken any laws and he says, isis doesn't pose a threat, just beheaded a few people. your take? >> i know thomas dirken, i tried a federal case, he's a very good lawyer. having said that, there's a lot that we don't know. the reality is, the suggestion that he made, i have to part ways with tom dirken on that the attorney, of course fork the teen. here what happens it amounts to, was he providing material support to terrorists? that's the issue. he was providing that and the government has evidence to establish that he has a major problem which amounts to 15-year senten sentence. the issue, what is material support? how do they go about proving that? well, material support is, was he providing any type of service, was he going there to serve? was he provide anything type of adissis tans? was he intending to do and carry out that assistance when he got there? did he tackke a substantial ste
towards that? what the feds do, they've got surveillance on you, audio, video, they've got you know e-mails, there's a lot of surveillance that they do before they arrest you. we'll see. >> joey, why the secrecy? why does the government want to keep these, some information may get out, provoke others? what's the reason behind keeping part of the proceedings secret? >> two things here really. first, if you look at the criminal complaint, it's just bare bones. in other words, the government, don, done have an obligation to provide the defense with all of its evidence or us with evidence, they do bare bones. for the closed proceeding, there could be multiple proceedings. we're dealing with a terrorist organization. so there are major security concerns. the other thing, as ted mentioned, dealing with potential minors who may be testifying based upon the defendant's age himself. all of that would a basis to close the courtroom. as to whether the judge will do that, it remains to be seen. >> when might we see some
movement on this? >> well, the next hearing is the 21st of this month. so coming up. that will be the detention hearing. we'll find out whether or not kahn will be in jail during this proceeding or the trial as it plays out. but as you know and joey knows, the actual process could take months, even years, for it to completely play out. the question, we'll find out very soon, whether this teenager will be back in suburban chicago with his family while this plays out or remain behind bars. >> we'll be following it in chicago, joey jackson, atlanta. still to come on cnn, bell rings and nerves rattle. will the dow rebound from its worst day of the year? buckle up for the october roller coaster. fasten your seat belts. bumpy ride. live from the new york stock exchange next. narrator: these are the skater kid: whoa narrator: that got torture tested by teenagers
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this is cnn breaking news. >> break news right now, close to the opening bell on wall street, as the dow tries to bounce back from its worst day of 2014. yesterday's loss, 335 points, was made all the more dramatic because it came hours after the best day of 2014. alison kosik at new york stock exchange. how it's looking? >> it's looking like -- first the bell hasn't rung yet, we have 45 seconds before it rings. you'll see stock open in the red. seeing this roller coaster, we're using that analogy, and it is happening. you're seeing that roller coaster and the reason the rough patch feels so rough is because up until now it's been easy breezy with the markets. look at major averages last year, they clocked in with double-digit percentage gains. when will you see drops like this and huge swings that we've seen all week, it's a lot to take. but there's a lot changing, don.
the landscape is changing. worries are setting in these days about how economies around the world are doing. the fact is, they're slowing down, specifically the eurozone where there are worries, recession being thrown around. the thinking is that going to hurt demands for product from the u.s. opening bell ringing, ringing, ringing and starting in the red. i don't think you'll need a seat belt today but hold on to your hat today, could be another rough ride but not as rough as yesterday. >> let's hope so. so, just ten days into the new month, we've seen all of this going on. we will be watching. alison kosik there at the new york stock exchange. thank you. appreciate it. let's talk about ebola. nothing to joke about, really, especially in an airplane, airport. people dying. there's no room for error. so this is what happened aboard a us airways jet on its way from philadelphia to dominican
republic after a passenger yelled "i have ebola, you're all screwed." cnn not able to confirm the comment but i want you to listen to what a flight attendant told passengers after the alleged outburst. >> i've done this for 36 years. i think the man that has said this is an idiot, i'll say that straight out. you hear me, that's fine. i want you to keep your wits about you. we have people coming on, all watching the news, they look like they're in a bubble. >> love her. want her on every flight. following the incident, u.s. airlines issued this statement, u.s airways met by local officials bond landing due to a possible health issue on board. we're following the direction of, and strictly adhering to all centers for disease control and prevention guidelines in place for airlines in response to the ebola virus. the flight was checked by officials and cleared. we apologize for any inconvenience. this may have caused.
but the safety of our customers and employees is our first priority. i want to update you on two ebola hot spots we have been closely following. dallas, fears linger after a liberian man came down with ebola and died and madrid, spain's prime minister is now meeting with doctors at the hospital where a nurse's assi assistant caught the disease from an ebola patient. joined by al goodman from dallas, elizabeth cohen. al, prime minister visits more and more people are being hospitalized amid fear they have come in contact with ebola. right? >> that's right, don. the prime minister making a surprise, unannounced visit here into the hospital. he has now left. this is the same hospital behind me where theresa re ma-mara, on confirmed case, in here. the prime minister met with the staff. he did not see her, his aides
said, he did not intend to see her. he made a statement. there's is a part of. let's listen. >> translator: the situation is not a normal situation. it is difficult. i am absolutely convinced that everything necessary will be done especially from the professionals to overcome this in the future. >> reporter: as he was speaking outdoors at door of the hospital, a group of medical workers in white uniforms from the hospital were protesting against him, saying, we are all with theresa, they were standing right by his official car. there was some distance, you may not have heard him, but symbolizes the outcry that you've heard especially from the medical staff, accusing the government of not giving them proper training and not giving them proper equipment and the suits. and they're saying that is maybe why this woman had caught the ebola virus. don? >> all right. thank you for that. you know there are reports of
hospital staff quitting over ebola fears and staff shortages. elizabeth cohen, i want to ask you first about this, other suspected cases of ebola in dallas. deputy sheriff, his test results came back what happen can you tell us about that? >> reporter: right, don, deputy sheriff here in dallas a couple of days ago went to an urgent care center, word out that he had contact with duncan, a lot of people nervous, but his test results were negative and he was discharged from the hospital turns out he never had contact with duncan. don? >> what about these -- what about the shortages in hospitals? is that happening where you are? is that where al is? >> reporter: you mean shortages in terms of personnel and staff? >> yeah, yeah. >> reporter: you know, they have not discussed that here. i mean it seems they're using -- we haven't heard anything different, they're just using regular staff that they have here. we haven't heard outcries they're not protected. any hospital in the united states should be prepared to
work with someone who has an infectious disease like ebola. they should know, have the equipment to put on, know what equipment to put on. so you know hopefully, we haven't heard anything about shortages or protests. >> al, staff shortages where you are or protests? >> reporter: well, the hospital officials acknowledged that some of their staff people have taken psychological leave and they're not giving numbers, and others they're trying to hire when they find out what they're supposed to do, work with ebola patient or others, the number of about 12 people who are there under monitoring to find out if they get it or not, some of those people are turning around and saying, sorry, no thanks. that's confirmed by unions. but apparently there are enough people at this time. but clearly another troubling sign for this hospital, in particular, and the whole scene across the nation as they come to grips with this, the first case of ebola, being contracted outside of africa. don? >> and elizabeth, you know, this
sheriff's deputy did not have ebola, he had coughing, what have you, fever, and it's becoming flu season. how concerned are people that you though this is going to sort of escalate, anyone who comes down with these conditions or symptoms, people are going to start thinking, my gosh, maybe it's ebola? >> reporter: i mean, that's real concern, don. this deputy here, told he never had a fever and still they were concerned about ebola. i think we're going to see a lot more of this. i mean, people are going to have signs and symptoms of ebola, the same thing as many other viruss, same thing as the flu. and people are going to wonder, were they in africa, weren't they in africa? in this case, there's confusion early on, reports that this man had been in contact with duncan when in fact he hadn't. i think we'll see other episodes like this one. >> elizabeth cohen in dallas, al goodman in madrid, thanks to both of you. battle rages for control of key syrian town on turkish
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of kobani. u.s. military says air strikes two out two isis training vehicle facilities. witnesses report intense street-to-street fighting in the center of the town wur kurdish security forces are headquartered. one fighter said the situation was very bad, with isis receiving reinforcements overnight. arwa damon on the turkish board somewhere joining us, retired lieutenant mark hurtling. arwa, what can you tell us from your vantage point? >> reporter: you're talking about air strikes, don, we heard what we believed to be two more inside kobani. close to where we think a lot of the fighting you were referencing there has been taking place around those security headquarters. now, the strikes also happening very close to the northern part of the city, and that is where we have been hearing isis fighters, you can still see that smoke blowing across everything, but the northern part of the
city where we have been receiving numerous reports that isis fighters have been trying to advance. their aim to encircle the entire city, trying to meet up with units located further to the west. according to the syrian observatory for human rights and a kurdish fighter that cnn spoke to inside, isis controls approximately 40% of the city, and that is despite these numerous air strikes. the reasons for that being is that the kurdish fighting force is outgunned and outmanned. unable to get reinforcements in, not able to bring them in from turkey, and all other entrances to kobani are blocked by isis. isis, however, has those direct routes from the province of aleppo, raqqah, able to resupply weapons and also bring in even more fighters. that's one of the many reasons why the kurdish fighting forces call on turkey to open up a weapons corridor, trying to get more individuals to fight for it. there is one arab brigade, free
syrian army brigade, fighting inside as well. overnight we spoke with the commander of that brigade. a lot of heavy gunfire. again what we believe may have been yet another air strike. the crowds gathered around us. they are kurds, turkish kurds, watching what has been one u.n. foaling in kobani. you heard it the sound of yet another explosion. we are hearing fighter jets overhead. but people really trying to get a handle on what is happening. if we just pan around to show the crowd of people that are gathered here. these people have been here, they have been watching what has been unfolding. brethren across the border for pretty much the last three weeks. it's been a very intense and emotional time for everybody. people are frustrated also because as you may be able to see, the turkish tanks are positioned within line of sight of the isis fighting positions on the other side. a lot of people asking why
turkey at this stage is not doing more. turkey, though, for its part effectively ruling out being part of any ground operation or any sort of coalition, saying it will not do this on its own. when it comes to any sort of military effort, turkey says it will only partake if that effort involves not only going after isis, but after the assad regime as well. >> i want to talk to the general about that. if you can pan over, we can show viewers what happened. arwa damon on the turkey-syrian board somewhere there was an air strike beyond her right shoulder there. you can see the smoke now billowing from that air strike. as we continue to look at these pictures, i want to bring general hurtling in. arwa mentioned turkey, they are reluctant to get involved militarily. even with isis positions within artillery range. they're insisting on a buffer zone along the border. what would that entail? that is even feasible now? >> don, what you have to
understand, i think we're very frustrated, those who have worked with the turkish army we know they have the capability to do what we would like for them to do and that is to counter this attack within kobani. but unfortunately, it's a matter of national priorities. our priorities right now defeating isis and stopping humanitarian disaster of kurds in this town. the turkish national priorities, however, is -- are going after the assad regime and they're not all that hip on countering anything that would help these kurds because these kurds, the syrian kurds, belong to the syrian workers party. the kurdish workers party. and they are connected in part to the pkk, which is a terrorist organization that the turks have claimed have killed over 30,000 turkish citizens. there's the conteng what the national priorities are of the united states versus turkey. i think this is the debate that general allen and mr. mcguirk are going to fall right into
when they get into ankara as they press turkey to at least help kurds reinforce themselves and prevent this human disaster. >> again, general, as we continue to look at these pictures along the turkish-syrian border you mentioned civilians, and around arwa there are other civilians applauding when air strikes happen. what about the civilians in the town where air strikes are happening now? >> they're fighting hard. certainly fighting hard. i think it's a great credit to the kurdish culture, first of all, they're defending themselves, but that's part of the problem, too because turkey sees kurdish culture trying to expand their hold over territory. turks on the border, perhaps kurds with them, applauding because it's a good show. i think the military might is striking some targets. it is preventing some of the reinforcements though there are mixed reviews whether or not isil is getting more reinforcements into the fight. other indicators from the kurdish officials that i've talked to have said the air
strikes are helping considerably. and you know, we're going after isil as a force. we're not looking to control terrain. and i think the air strikes, as they've been readjusted by central command, have done some damage against the syrians -- excuse me, isil who is attacking in this area. >> arwa damon is with us still from the turkish-syrian border. her camera you're looking at moments ago, air strike as giving her live report. we talked about the civilians. you talked about the civilians around you. what about the civilians there, the conversation that the general and i are having in the town where air strikes are happen? >> reporter: well, the bulk of fighting force, that is called the ypg, the kurdish fighting force and they have the free syrian army arab brigade i was talking about. the civilian population, there are some civilians still inside. these are people refusing to leave, who don't want to suffer indignity despite having to
leave homeland, who would rather die in their homeland than have to live in turkey. a significant number of civilians up along the syria-turkey border, people withfamilies -- and we saw some of them and managed to speak with them through the border fence yesterday d-- who are refusing to cross into turkey. all they owned packed into vehicles and vehicles themselves they are unable to drive across. they, too, do not want to come into turkey. also speaking to a number of families earlier in the day one of the crossing points that were carrying bags of bread for their relatives on the other side of the border. those people on the other side of the border, inside syria, whether inside kobani or pressed up against the border are living in abysmal conditions. it's swelteringly hot during the day. there are sandstorms, thunderstorms. they done have proper food. water is running low. in the city of kobani in and of itself, it's difficult to get basic supplies.
prices have skyrocketed. when it comes to medical situation inside that town as well, we spoke to a doctor who was telling us he treated on average around 20 to 30 wounded people amongst them civilians, among them kurdish fighters but in recent days turkey shutting down its border have meant the severe casualties have died because they have simply bled out. those people inside trying to save them were unable to do so, don. >> we'll continue to follow. stand by, general mark hertleng. at od, whatever business you're in, that's the business we're in with premium service like one of the best on-time delivery records and a low claims ratio, we do whatever it takes to make your business our business. od. helping the world keep promises.
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they may be decades apart in age, but the winners of this year's nobel peace prize are bound by a shared passion for children's rights and education. earlier this morning, a committee in norway named pakistan's malala yousafzai, the teenager shot in the head by the taliban, one of two win wners o this award. she shares the honor with child rights activist kale kale kaila satyarthi. a big moment for children's rights around the world. >> and as someone who feels very passionately about the issue of girls empowerment, this is a great day for girls everywhere. this is a great day for children and young people everywhere. i mean, we've seen the work
malala has done since she came into the public spotlight most notably when she was shot in october, 2012, by a taliban gunman who basically wanted to stop her effort to get kids into school. she is a remarkable, remarkable young woman at just 17 years of age. with so much passion and so much focus and she's joined by kailash satyarthi. he has been doing this for a very long time, working to get children out of factories, out of child labor and into school. and here we have, we have an india, we have a pakistani, we have a hindu, we have a muslim in these two people but united in the common struggle for young people and children everywhere. and let's not forget, don, these winners, an indian and a
pakist pakistani have fought three wars and here we have them on the same page now, on the page of the fight for children's rights and equality. >> isha, you had a chance to sit gun in niger down in nigeria with malala. what did she say to you? she's really on a mission. >> what struck me is pow poised she is. how poised and absolutely dedicated to this fight for young people and in particular to get girls into school. i was speaking to -- in nigeria because she had gone there to bring the world's attention back to those missing nigerian school girls abducted in april and she was there to speak to some of the girls who managed to escape and to speak to nigerian leaders. one of the things that struck me as i spoke to her is just how much she felt the pain of the families, the pain of the relatives whose children are
missing. and i want you to take a listen to something she had to say to me as how she views her place in this fight. >> i'm 17. i feel i have that more and more responsibility as i grow older, i can see myself more responsible and i think i should continue my campaign for girls' education as well as i should focus on my education because i believe that education will empower me and strong then me, it will give me more and more courage. and as well as to do advocacy, to tell the leaders that they should fulfill their responsibility in selecting people, electing them because we believe they will listen to them. >> don, she's in this for the long haul. she wants education to be more powerful, to be stronger and use her voice to shout even louder. don. >> isha sesay, thank you very much. the next hour of cnn "news room" begins right after a quick break.
happening right now in the cnn newsroom, an airline passenger learns the hard way there is nothing funny about ebola. what he said that got him escorted off the plane by a team in full hazmat gear. then where is kim jong-un? north carolina's leader has vanished -- north korea's leader has vanished from public view. the mystery mounts. controversial career advice from
working women -- don't ask for a raise, let karma take care of it. why one high-powered ceo is walking back his words right now. let's talk live in the cnn newsroom. good morning, everybody, i'm don lemon in for carol on this friday. thank you so much for joining me. i'm going to begin with an ebola scare on board a plane that had just flown from philadelphia to the dominican republic, a scare prompted by what a passenger called a joke. but believe me when i say no one laughed when the guy reportedly said these records "i've got ebola, you're all screwed." passengers and the flight crew on board u.s. airways flight 845 did not laugh, neither did the hazmat team that escorted them right off that plane. coming again now with cnn's alexandra fields who joins us now from new york's jfk