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isis ramps up the onslaught on two fronts. thousands of militants could be heading to iraq to fight for a province on baghdad's doorstep. and in kobani they appear set to take the town on the border with turkey. and a typhoon slams into india's coast. high-speed winds are uprooting trees and floods are on the way. and ebola virus screenings begin at select airports in the u.s. and europe. some say the efforts, though, won't make any difference.
hello, and welcome to our viewers in the u.s. and around the world. thank you for joining us. i'm ammah ra walker. regional officials in iraq say isis is moving to capture all of anbar province, an area that pushes receipt up to baghdad. in neighboring syria, the situation is growing worse, says kurdish fighters in kobani, they try to prevent a massacre inside that keyboarder to border town. more on iraq in a minute. but officials in baghdad are asking for help. >> reporter: fresh isis recruits trained to remove the wounded from the battlefield.
in a newly released propaganda video from the group entitled "bloofd jihad", it's clear they don't lack for new recruits. the training includes religious instruction, mostly about the importance of fighting, killing and martyrdom. men like these could soon be part of the ongoing effort by isis to take all of anbar province which extends to the outskirts of baghdad. officials in anbar tell cnn they believe as many as 10,000 isis fighters have been sent from syria in northern iraq to anbar to join the offensive. two months of coalition air strikes in anbar have targeted isis but haven't halted its advances. another video released by isis purports to show a downed drone. isis already controls 80% of
anbar. saturday isis forces surrounded haditha, the last town fully under control. isis now holds almost major population center in anbar. on the outskirts of baghdad also in anbar, iraqi troops keep a wary eye on the horizon, but their hold on the province is slipping day by day. the army has been plagued by absenteeism, corruption and inkpe tension, hardly the ingredients for success. anbar's provincial council says it's appealing for american forces to join the battle, although baghdad has made it clear it doesn't want u.s. ground troops, and the obama administration has repeatedly insisted no combat troops will be doueployed here. as if this wasn't grim enough, a series of car bombs indicates
that isis is following a tr two-pronged approach, to take more territory and sow terror in those areas it doesn't control. we are getting word that nine u.s. led coalition air strikes struck around the city on sunday. you can see smoke rising over kobani there. fighting for the city has intensified in recent days. rick walsh has more on the battle for kobani. >> reporter: nothing appeared to be any easier for kurds defending kobani saturday. the front line still moving west, it seems, shrinking kurdish ground. some fleeing. these men's trucks stuck on the railway. some of the shots get closer. they duck.
and then edge towards a largely closed turkish border. this probably an isis truck hit as it ran towards kurdish lines. one site teparticularly importa. two fighters were female, and the fact that they hold ground this far east means isis has yet to get here. which means they circle the kurds. there are many anxiously watching. over 10,000 civilians could be trapped by the fighting. there's no question the conflict inside kobani is moving quickly, but the big doubt is how many people still remain inside the city. civilians, will the turkish army sat on this hilltop watching the scene unfold. will they intervene? two the west, turkish allowing
some people to congress into turkey. they shouted to us. they knew of hundreds trapped just across from the official crosses with turkey, faces that speak of the savagery looming large over this counsel town. >> meantime, officials in iraq's anbar province are asking for the u.s. to send troops. president obama has firmly stated he won't be putting boots on the ground in iraq or syria, opting instead for air streaks, but a former ambassador says air strikes will not be enough to stop isis. >> caller: i think it's been clear all along. you cannot win a war against a determined opponent on the ground from the air.
and this is what we're seeing. at the same time, we cannot overemphasize that kobani is not the battle of gettysburg and everything rolled into one. it is not a strategic route. it is a humanitarian crisis and will be a major victory if they will be able to take it. what they are telling us is you can't stop us with your air campaign. weather is also another big story we are following right now. a deadly cyclone has slammed into india, hud hud made landfall just a few hours ago and at least six people have been killed. high-speed winds have uprooted trees and utility poles.
the storm forced more than 200,000 people to flee their homes. now there's another major storm hitting japan. vongfong has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but it is expected to bring a lot of rain. it blew through okinawa injuring at least 25 people. let's start with hud hud as it is still making its way through eastern india. >> yeah. it's just made landfall within the past two hours. but now that it's on land, we should start to see this storm weaken, at least with the winds. now the rain is another story. it's an equivalent to a category or a strong category 3 hurricane, if it was in the atlantic basin. of course this is the bay of
bengal. but now the storm has moved inland and no longer has the moisture source to feed off of. so we should start to see the form slowly start to strengthen and become more of a reain concern than a wind concern. we're going to monitor this, especially on social media to see the damage that has taken place across this region. this is the projected path. it's a rather quick mover. you can see how it moves inland and becomes more of a tropical storm. nonetheless, it's the rain and wind that weigh a are concerned at the moment. tropical storm force winds. we have very strong winds across the region, but notice how they very, very slowly start to die down as the storm exits to the north and east. just to make matters worse, this
storm has timed itself with a previous tropical cyclone that made landfall exactly one year ago. this is fresh in the memories of the local people that live on the east coast of india. this was tropical storm palin that made land fall on october 12, 2013. let's talk about hud hud once again. some pretty compelling stuff coming out of the andra pra desh province. the gdach, the global disaster and coordination alert system, it is said to have an impact on nearly 11 million people. significant stuff. they've already been bracing for the storm well ahead of the events. unfortunately there have been deaths reported out of this area as we've talked about already.
again, our concerns at the moment, wind, storm surge and the possibility of flooding along the east coast with impressive numbers like this over the next 48 hours, there's no doubt there will be localized flooding and inland as the storm continues to move on. the winds will slowly start to subside. but nonetheless, a major weathermaker to talk about. still important but not as intense we have the remnants of vongfo vongfong. that's all for me, back to the news desk. >> thank you for tracking both of these systems for us. coming up now, u.s. officials taking a new step to try to keep ebola out. but will airport screenings really make a difference? we ask a public health expert. plus we have a live report from madrid to give you the latest on the nurse battling
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welcome back. the u.s. government's latest major step to try to keep ebola out has now taken effect. this was the scene saturday at john f. kennedy airport in new york. officials are checking the temperatures of passengers coming in from one of the main affected nations. they're also questioning those travelers to see if they perhaps have been exposed to the virus.
with more now on what these new screenings will mean for certain air travelers, here's alison kosik in new york. >> reporter: jfk airport is the first of five airports here in the u.s. that have begun screening passengers for some symptoms of ebola. a new line of defense in safeguarding the u.s. from the threat of ebola. five u.s. airports beginning today with jfk international screening passengers who arrive from affected countries in west africa. >> we're stepping up protection for people coming into this country and for americans related to travel. >> reporter: the additional protection includes checking passengers for symptoms. asking them questions about their travel history and taking their temperatures with non-contact infrared thermometers. >> we expect to see some patients with fever. and that will cause some obvious and understandable concern at the airports. >> reporter: that heightened concern already on display this week when a u.s. airways
passenger apparently joked, i have ebola, you're all screwed. unamus unamused, crews in full hazmat gear stepped on board before granting the all clear. another incident last week at newark resulted in cdc teams boarding a united flights after concerns a passenger was showing symptoms. now they say it was not ebola. >> of course i'm concerned. i don't think there's anybody in the country who's not concerned about the situation with ebola. we're not ready at the airports yet, but we la will be. >> reporter: an on-site cdc officer will step in at the first sign of a red flag. the cdc estimates about 150 people from sierra lee open, liberia and guinea enter the u.s. through these five airports daily.
jfk is the pilot for the new process, newark, washington dulles and o'hare will implement measures in the coming weeks. >> until this outbreak is over in west africa, whatever we do can't get the risk to zero here in the interconnected world that we live in today. >> reporter: the cdc acknowledges that the screenings aren't foolproof but will cover 94% of the passengers who travel from those ebola hot zones. allisison kosik, cnn, new york. >> and it includes passengers voluntarily providing information about whether or not they were exposed to ebola. you just heard alison kosik ask that question. would these new skraning procedures have made a difference in the case of thomas duncan. he is the man who caught ebola, traveled to the u.s. where he later died. we asked an expert for her though thoughts. >> i think they offer some
margin of, i don't know, peace of mind for the public. you feel like something is being done. but fever checks would not have caught mr. duncan, because he did not have a fever until several days after he was already inside the united states. and most people, if fever ish, are also very the sick with ebola. and it's unlikely they would have gotten on an airplane in the first place. so i see this more as something to calm the nerves of the american people, the british people, the french people and so on, rather than an actual screening. >> and continuing with the ebola epidemic, all eyes are on madrid hospital where a nurse's assistant is being treated for the virus. she is the only known person to have contracted ebola outside of africa. now her case has caused a nervous public to question if spanish hospitals are even equipped for this fight. senior international correspondent nick robertson
joins us from there with the latest. are we learning anything new about the people being held for observation and what about the condition of this nurse's assistant? >> reporter: yeah, she is in critical condition but stable. she's conscious and talking. a nurse here actually because released from the quarantine of observation when she has had a second negative test for ebola. there are 15 people still under observation here. including five doctors, four nurses, three beauticians, two staff from hospital and that nurse's assistant, teresa ramirez's husband all under observation here at the hospital here. and another nurse included in that list, another nurse came in yesterday and said that she was concerned that she, because of contacts that she had had, risky contacts, and therefore thought she should go under observation. she volunteered herself and is
under observation as well. but all of this is causing a great deal of concern. neighbors of teresa romero in particular expressing these concerns at the moment. >> translator: some people were very frightened. they even left their homes in this neighborhood. but others are just trying to go about their normal lives. we walk our dogs in places where they walked their dogs. >> reporter: so that's the level of concern. there are a lot of unanswered questions. the european center for disease control says the hospital here is not designed for tackling ebola on this case. the hospital itself has cleared out, now, the third and the fourth floors to, for more potential, potential ebola cases. and of course for observing those people under quarantine, amarra. >> we've heard these warnings from some of the unions who said that a lot of these hospitals are just not well equipped or
don't have the resources to handle ebola. we've heard the prime minister call for calm. what are spanish government officials doing to keep the calm? are they promising to change the protocols? >> reporter: well, the european center for disease control and prevention says as far as it can see, the staff were adequately equipped and adequate any a position to deal with this, but that sort of runs against a grain here from, of staff and their concerns. it seems at the moment that, you know, through press releases, through information, that the government is trying to put out enough information. it's created a commission to, you know, investigate this. it has said that the commission has said that it should provide more information internationally share its knowledge and its experiences. so in some ways, it seems that the government is beginning to step up to try to allay those
concerns, but, of course, with the situation like this, once people have questions and those questions don't get answers quickly, those concerns remain. and that does seem to be the situation, despite this commission that the government has put in place here, amara? >> this goes back to the confidence that people have or don't have in the government and the health workers to be able to adequately identify and handle any ebola cases. nick robertson with the very latest there in madrid. thank you very much, nick. pro-democracy demonstrators are not backing down in hong kong. we'll tell you about the discussion that's fueling even more outrage. and protesters are bringing attention back to the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in ferguson, missouri. their renewed calls for justice coming up after the break. [ female announcer ] when you're serious about fighting wrinkles,
they aren't leaving anytime soon. >> reporter: it's almost two weeks since the protests in hong kong began, and still no sign that they're waning in any significant way. it's saturday evening now, and the crowds are growing. thousands of people are back out on the streets this day in response to a call by student leaders for the students to come back out after the government canceled talks on friday. student leaders say in response to that, they wanted to show the government that they could still mobilize the thousands of people that you are now seeing on the streets. and it's becoming an air of permanency, too, about these protests. more and more tents are being set up. more and more supply stations are set up and shower stalls and even homework tables. if you look at this little part of the occupy side here, these are students, 16, 17 year old students who have been doing homework for hours, keeping their studies going while they
protest. they make a point to the hong kong government that they are prepared to stay until they see significant change. at this stage, we don't know when those talks will resume again. most of the hong kong leadership is out of the territory at the moment and will start coming back on monday. but there's been no suggestion yet that substantive talks are likely to resume. in fact, some government forces say this protest movement could go for ace least another two weeks. andrew stevens, cnn, hong kong. and now to another protest. demonstrators in the u.s. are preparing for another day of rallies for the shooting of the michael brown. hundreds of people are in st. louis, missouri and a suburb of ferguson for four days of demonstrations. it's all part of a weekend of resistance or ferguson october. they want the police officer who shot and killed brown in august to be charged with a crime. now demonstrators held marches
well into the night saturday. earlier they gathered for a 12-mile march from ferguson to st. louis. mary maloney has more now on this latest effort to bring attention back to the brown shooting. >> don't shoot! >> reporter: protesters in ferguson are reorganizing recalling their calls for justice for meek brown. they begin a rally they show is a sign of unity against police violence nationwide. the march is just one event in a four-day series of protests that wrap up monday. crowds gathered early saturday as police in riot gear looked on. demonstrators set up a day of the dead altar, a mexican tradition to memorialize brown. while men in dark suits carried a mirrored coffin through the streets. >> they say they want no justice, no peace. they're basically saying no indictment no peace.
>> reporter: brown was shot and killed by officer wilson. they say he was shot after attacking wilson. but witness say he was unarmed with his hands in the air. the shooting prompted weeks of protesting in the streets of ferguson. kurds across europe out in full force, and they're furious, they're demanding turkey step up and fight. plus diplomats arrive in cairo for a conference on re-building gaza. how much aid they hope to get? that's after the break. i tell them aveeno®. because beautiful skin goes with everything. [ female announcer ] aveeno® daily moisturizing lotion has active naturals® oat with five vital nutrients naturally found in healthy skin. where do i wear aveeno®? everywhere.
hello, everyone, welcome to our viewers in the u.s. and around the world. in the headlines at this hour, at least six people are dead in india after tropical cyclone hud hud made landfall. hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated from coastal areas ahead of the powerful storm, and there is concern about the possibility of severe
flooding. u.s.-led air strikes hit nine isis targets overnight. sporadic clashes erupted early sunday. if the militant group takes kobani they'll control a vital stretch of land along the turkish border. and workers in liberia have threatened to go on strike. they say they don't have the supplies to treat their patients and they haven't been paid. and we want to go back to these two major storms in asia, derek van damme is tracking it from the international weather center. >> very busy to say the least. we have a storm that's still of concern across the japanese mainland, not as intense by any
stretch of means as tropical storm hud hud over india, but nonetheless, we still want to talk about it, because it's a major rainmaker for an area that has already been hit by a recent typhoon within the past week and a half. so this is a very saturated environment, especially across the southwestern sections of mainland japan. sustained winds at the moment 110 kilometers per hour. this dropped below typhoon status and is now a tropical storm. but nonetheless, it's something we want to keep a very close eye on. it is moving in a northeasterly direction. it will impact tokyo with more rain. this is the latest radar, and you can see the heavier rain bands moving across this region. this is a very mountainous area, so it won't take much for mudslides or the protection for
mudslides to occur. look at the rainfall rates on the side of your tv screen. we're talking about 80 millimeters per hour. so significant flooding a possibility. we have experienced anywhere from 250 millimeters all the way to 430 across parts of the southern sections of japan. and rain was not the only concern when it thrashed the okinawa island about 24 hours ago. look at these wind gusts that were reported, upwards of 137 kilometers per hour. now we're going to change gears and go back to tropical storm hud hud. and residents there along the east coast of india have been bracing for the storm. they knew it was coming, nonetheless, there still have been reports of deaths across this area. we should start to see this storm deteriorate, nonetheless,
heavy rainfall still a possibility and strong winds along the coast and coastal flooding. now just to make matters worse, what is still fresh in the minds of residents is a tropical storm that made landfall to this date one year ago. we'll look out for strong winds and rain to continue in that area. >> we'll keep checking back with you, derek. thank you. across europe, signs of solidarity as kurds took to the streets to protest what they say is the turkish government's inaction around kobani. in paris, hundreds chanted and held signs of support for kurdish fighters. and kurds in dusseldorf, germany demanded more support from the international community. one said that the fight in kobani is a slaughter. one pleaded for more weapons for
fighters. some fleeing to find peace are finding hardship. hundreds of men, women and children have been detained after crossing the border. and as they await their fate behind bars, some are staging a hunger strike. >> reporter: the authorities won't let us into the sports complex turned make-shift detention facility for syrian kurds. we reach a media activist inside by phone. i hoped, i hoped until the last minute that the battle wouldn't come into kobani. when it did, i left, he says. he ended up among the more than 270 people being held here. among them, dozens of women and children. we've been on hunger stre eer s since the first day we were detained, october 6, he tells us. we are not being accused of
anything specific. they asked us why it took us so long to leave kobani. turkish concerns that there may be isis troops among them stem from decades of conflict. and, and it's offshoot of the pkk, the ypg that is fighting isis in kobani. that is part of turco's reluctance to get militarily involved, despite having its armor on the border within range of isis targets. they have watched isis take over cabany street by street. and the complacency is causing riots. threatening a fragile peace
process between turkey and the pkk. this is not helping. this woman who doesn't want her identity revealed is trying to reach her husband. we call someone to help. this woman's husband is inside. she's trying to call him to get him to come to the window, because she just wants to see him. he had returned to kobani to get clothes for their son. got stuck when turkey closed the border. her husband finally, briefly appears. i am a bit happy, she say, but i don't know what is happening. these days, few people do. potentially linked to the demise of the kurds in kobani is also the future of turkey. if kobani falls the kurdish leadership has warned that peace talks will collapse, meaning conflict within its own borders may be inevitable. the cnn, turkey.
much of gaza was destroyed during the conflict earlier this year. they are calling for $4 billion in aid. we are joined now from jerusalem with the latest. i imagine this is going to be a tough sell, especially for donors who are afraid to find themselves in the same situation again. >> reporter: that's right. there are dozens of countries in cairo. their delegates. we have secretary of state john kerry and ban ki-moon. all people there trying to help get money for gaza, as you said, $4 billion is what the palestinians say they need to rebuild that over 20,000 homes destroyed, according to the u.n., and over 100,000 people homeless. so there's a lot of work to be done. but you're right. there's a lot of people who are a bit skeptical. and that comes from previous
wars. in 2008/2009 and 2012 where they had these sorts of donor conferences where they pledged billions of dollars. a lot of that money never came through in the end. but a lot of people are asking, what is going to be different this time. why would i want to give billions of dollars to help reconstruct gaza when there is another war could take place. now that's something that's weighing heavily on secretary of state john kerry, he's going to also try to jump start the peace process to, talks between the palestinians and israelis to make sure that another war doesn't happen again. >> i know you've been on the ground there in gaza, you've seen the destruction and know what it is that many of the civilians there need. tell us what exactly it is that will go for the rebuilding efforts? >> reporter: i was talking to some people in gaza this morning. and a lot of people are skeptical about this conference.
they say pledges can be made, but to get that, really a change on the ground is going to be difficult. then immediately people need homes. over 100,000 people are homeless. and so that's going to be the initial force of work of this money, is to get these people in some sort of shelter as winter is coming. they're going to need some sort of shelter from that. but also infrastructure, water, electricity, sewage, these things also need to be dealt with as well. and it is going to be a monumental task just getting these goods into gaza. things of concrete and relief supplies, because israel has been hesitant, because they don't want any of these supplies to go toward hamas to rebuild their war effort. so there's going to have to be reassurances from the palestinian authority that these goods will go to where they're supposed to go, reconstruction. >> you mentioned that hesitant
israel, israel absent from this conference. how likely is it that israel will allow this money to go toward rebuilding efforts, considering israel does control virtually anything that goes in and out of gaza? >> reporter: well, things have been slow trickling into gaza from both the israeli side and the egyptian side. one of the key stipulations of the peace deal that brought the war to a close was that the palestinian authority shall the forces of palestinian president abuse wou mahmoud abbas, they haven't seen signs, but it's going to be important as this unity, palestinian unity government moves forward, they're going to need to ease the blockade on
gaza, and that is the first step is to get those supplies in. and until they take over and hamas still runs the borders, israel is not going to allow a lot of those desperately needed supplies into gaza. so we'll be waiting to see when that happens. >> palestinian authority saying they need $4 billion to rebuild. ian lee, thank you so much for that. and just ahead, oscar pistorias will soon return to a south african courtroom. coming up, everything you need to f to know about his sentencing. plus russia gets ready for its first formula one race. what it means for the sport, after the break. they say, "i never thought you would quit." you know, i really didn't either but chantix helped me do it. along with support, chantix (varenicline) is proven to help people quit smoking. it gave me the power to overcome the urge to smoke.
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in a section of new york city known as little liberia, the fear caused by the ebola outbreak in west africa is very real. in fact, the hospital that serves the neighborhood is preparing in case someone with the deadly virus walks through its doors. we have the details. >> reporter: at this small colorful market, women from south africa sell native products like palm tree oil and sweet potato leaves. the women say it supposedly replenishes blood. they talk about ebola. yet, this is not africa, it's new york city. staten island's little liberia is one of the largest liberian
communities outside of africa. they fled here after the civil war. >> ebola is worse than the several war. in the civil war, people could run to different countries to seek refuge. with ebola you can't run nowhere. you got to sit and die. >> reporter: she heads the liberian community association here. she says people regularly go back to see family or well come those who come visit. in the last few months, things have changed. >> you tell people you're from liberia, they pull away from you. >> reporter: yates says there's more tension among immigrants now fearful about going to hospital. >> they trying to keep it to themself. >> reporter: that is a problem. being able to identify symptoms quickly is crucial. and nearby staten island hospital which serves the liberian community, doctors,
nurses and administrators have no illusions. ebola may come here. >> have you traveled? if yes, within the last 21 days, where have you traveled? >> is it a risk? of course it's a risk. any more here than anywhere else? not because west africans here, but because of so many planes flying in here. >> reporter: he heads up the emergency department. doors lead straight into an isolation room. >> so the patient never has to go anywhere into the general hospital. >> that's right. >> reporter: isolation rooms are designed to keep infectious diseases like ebola contained. >> we do have a plan in place where we would be running a dirty emergency department and a clean emergency department. >> reporter: and doctors and nurses briefed every day on everything ebola. do you feel like you're getting enough information from the cdc or health department in terms of how you're supposed to respond
to ebola? >> yes, more so from our department. they channel that information to us. so we have a pretty good idea what to do. >> reporter: the hospital is prepared to expect the worst, while little liberia hopes it will somehow be spared. >> and that was deborah favor reporting. sentencing for oscar pistorias gets under way on monday. he was found guilty of culpable homicide. he was also found guilty of a separate incident unrelated to reeva steenkamp's death. >> reporter: oscar pistorias will hear this week whether he'll serve jail time for the killing of riva seeeva steenkam. he's been found guilty on two charges. now there is no minimum sentence for culpable homicide. and there are certain factors
that might mitigate against a longer jail term. the fact that he's clearly shown remorse and already incurred financial losses. he's had to sell his houses to cover the legal fees, the fact that he's a first-time offender and his disabilities, and the fact that he's been found guilty of negligence rather than intent. where the law is usually kinder to those with negligence than intent. sentencing begins on monday. we'll probably hear from the prosecution and the defense. their arguments for longer or shorter sentences, and we may even hear from pistorias himself. that nae tamay take a few days. public opinion in south africa is divided. there are many who feel that the culpable homicide verdict is too lenient, that he shot to kill
whoever was behind that door, even if he didn't mean to kill reeva. there are pistorias loyalists who feel differently. suffice it to say most south africans have a view. this is a case that has gripped the nation and the world. four fatal shots on valentine's day 2013 and their horrific consequences. diana magnay, cnn, johannesburg. we will be right back aft short break.
we have braeaking news out f iraq right now. the head of the iraq police force was killed saturday night. he died in a roadside bombing that targeted his convoy. we'll bring you more updates on this story as it develops and as isis makes its advance overtaking anbar province, which is just west of baghdad. well, russia is getting ready to host its first formula one grand prix. the race is set to start in one of sochi's olympic venues. we spoke with their first
formula one driver. >> reporter: it's a big weekend for sports in russia as it prepares to host its first formula one race. i'm joined by russia's first ever formula one driver. thank you so much for your time. >> thank you. >> reporter: you won't be involved this weekend, but what does it mean for russia to get this race? >> it's quite, it means a lot for us. i think many, many people was dreaming about to have this event here, and like almost all the tickets are sold. i think it's great. we don't have any problem -- >> reporter: what's the biggest challenge of a new circuit like this? >> for us, it's always the challenge, everything, breaking, corner, to feel what is the
bump, to feel, difficult corners, like turn three. and i think the drivers will not easy to drive it. >> reporter: how difficult will it be for the drivers going into this race with the events of last weekend and that horrific crash involving the driver. >> everything i think know motor sport is dangerous. and yeah, sometimes it's happened, of course. >> reporter: thoughts. >> thoughts with him now. it's not easy for anyone. it's not easy for family, but it's racing. i know it will be difficult, but some of them, of course, they lost one car, they lost a
driver, first off, and, yeah, but they must do it. >> reporter: how safe do you feel formula one is? >> formula one is one of the safest cars in the world. and how we can see and we don't have any big accident in the past, we don't have any, i don't want to say this word, died or something like that. but formula one is already the highest level, safe car in the world. >> russian president putin's attempt to reintroduce three siberian tigers into the wild might be working. but in china. this is advise yvideo of mr. pu helping to release the tigers into china's far east. one of the tigers may have
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