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after the fbi officially points the finger at north korea in a sweeping cyber attack, some dictator someplace can't dictate free speech and vows to respond. also ahead this hour -- >> you began to experience the cyber attack, what was your respon response? why did this happen? >> questions of the top sony executive. we will hear him in an exclustive tv interview. also, the siege in sydney,
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the gunman may have had a different target than originally thought. i'm natalie allen. welcome to viewers in the united states and around the world. you are watching cnn coverage. u.s. president barack obama isn't pulling punches. he says there will be a response, but didn't say exactly what it might be. mr. obama says he thinks somebody made a mistake by pulling the comedy "the interview" from theaters. >> we cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can impose sensorship here in the united states because if somebody is able to intimidate folks out of releasing a satirical movie, imagine what they start doing when they see a documentary they don't like or
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news reports they don't like. well, the hack on sony computers resulted in a leak of confidential employee information and e-mails. but, in south korea, the government there is concerned about cyber attacks on much more than entertainment companies. they are worried about nuclear power plants. we have the report from seoul. >> hello, north korea. >> reporter: the hollywood movie pulled, a mega company exposed. a warning shot of a cyber war from north career ya. they launched crippling attacks in that country, the most brazen coming to life this week. a hack of the power plant system. a security expert that works with south korea.
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hackers posted hack blueprints and other secret documents, then wrote this. >> stop operation of nuclear power plant, they will destroy. >> wow, very serious. >> yes. >> that raises some serious alarm bells -- >> yes. >> with the government? >> yes. >> not because of what was stolen, but what it means. they are getting better. the south maintains the evidence is there. last year, south korea's banks and media companies were hacked, atms frozen, television news knocked off the air. similar malware that grounds sony to a halt and the code of what led to the breach of the power plants. there's a pattern. practice first in south korea, then aim overseas. should america be prepared for
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north korea to try to break into these types of agencies in america? of course, he says. even though the u.s. is one of the best prepared nations, cyber attacks are hard to protect yourself from. they have to constantly be diligent. >> you want us to kill the leader of north korea? >> yes. >> they send a signal to north korea, cyber attacks work. the fbi lays the blame for the sony cyber attacks on north korea. the investigation says the malware and techniues match previous attacks. the director of the secret state of north korea say he and his crew uncovered similar evidence. >> i can't go into too much detail, but we had a source that was filming secretly across the china border and saw north
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korean hackers we think were part of this war fair unit 121. you know, it's kind of an open secret, they go to china to be trained by sophisticated hackers. it seems this is what we are seeing in this incident. >> ken is here with us now. you did a story on this 121. i want to ask you now, do you think there's any truth in that what documentary film maker said? do you think it's possible north korea is outsourcing? >> if you look at the fbi's statement, natalie, it was very, very carefully worded. i.p. addresses associated with north korean structure. it doesn't say they originated from pyongyang. they have been hot on the trail
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of bureau 121. the general consensus is they had to have had help from somewhere. perhaps training, perhaps where the training was from. the orders may be coming from pyongyang, but it's spread around the world. it is something they are investigating. just to give you perspective on the allusiveness of bureau 121, it is an open secret. people know it exists. the government has been talking ability it. they don't know how many agents there are and how sophisticated. they are quite sophisticated. the network is quite extensive, natalie. >> they are getting help from many places around the world. what is north korea's response to all this? are they saying anything? >> well, if you are a watcher of north korea, you can predict what they are going to say, just as in previous attacks on south korea, they blanketly, patently
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deny it. they didn't have anything to do with it. the evidence is to the contrary. what we have seen in the hacks of the banks here in south korea, the government is very adamant. it does trace back to pyongyang somehow. that is similar malware to the sony hack. there is a continuous strain as well as the recent hack of the plants here in south korea. all of them have the fingerprints that are the same and all originating from pyongyang. >> very interesting. great reporting, thank you. sony says north korea started complaining about the film, "the interview" back in june. in november, they ransacked sony computers, leaking personal information, medical records and salaries. next they warned people not to see "the interview" saying all
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the world will see what an awful movie sony has made. the world will be full of fear. remember the 11th of september, 2001. sony pulled the film, as you know, this week. they are looking at other options for the release. sony entertainment picture ceo michael lynton spoke with fareed zakaria in this tv interview. >> when you began to experience the cyber attack, what was your response? there was a number of people that wondered why it happened. did you have weak malware? >> no. we had sufficient cyber security. the fbi and the experts who we brought in basically said the malware was so sophisticated 90% of american businesses would have fallen prey to what happened to us. i don't think we were inadequate at all in our cyber security.
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>> that means, this is at a level -- the attack is at a level of sophistication very few companies, perhaps no company would understand? >> that's what i understand. as a result, they stole all of our data. wiped our computers clean and destroyed the computers and the servers, all of which is in the fbi report that came out today. >> what is your estimate of the damage of the cyber attack? >> we haven't come to an estimate. it's very, very significant. very significant, yes. >> a lot of people feel this movie should never have been made. it's a movie about the assassination of a sitting world leader, a country with nuclear weapons, it was in poor taste, you should not have made the movie and risked sony's credibility. >> well, a couple things. first of all, we made the movie because we thought it was a funny comedy. secondly, there is a long
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history of political satire in film. this clearly falls into that realm. i would also say that, fundamentally, isn't will issue. the issue is having made the movie, we feel very strongly, it should have been in theaters for the american public to see. we did what we could to make it happen. we did not cave or back down. we continued in the pursuit to the end. >> how damaging has it been that e-mails and personal records are out there in the open? >> it's hurtful to everybody at sony pictures. everybody. and, by the way, many folks who work with us outside of sony pictures. that part has been damaging and hurtful. it's not nice to have your e-mails exposed to the general public. it has had a real effect on the moral of the company and many people are frightened because of
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it. we'll recover. we have worked very, very hard to do so and we are in the process now. >> you are well known as somebody who supported president obama. >> yes. >> were you disappointed in what you heard today? >> um, i would be fitting to say i was disappointed. i -- i -- you know, the president and i haven't spoken. i don't know whether he understands the sequence of event that is led up to the movies not being seen in the movie theaters. therefore, i would disagree with the notion it was a mistake. it's a generally held view by the public and the press that's what happened. maybe that's how that view was held by him but knowing, as i do, the facts and how they -- how they have unfolded, you know, we stood extremely firm in terms of making certain this movie would appear in theaters. >> do you feel the u.s. government, the fbi in
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particular, i gather you have been in touch with other agencies, the cia and nsa, have they been helpful? >> the vast majority of interaction has been with the fbi and they have been absolutely spectacular throughout. they came and stayed with us for the entire period. they came to a resolution as to who was responsible for this in a record amount of time. i can't speak more highly of the agency than that. they were really the folks who we were in touch with in this process. >> would you make the movie again? >> yeah, i would make the movie again. i think, you know, for the same reasons we made it in the first place. it was a funny comedy. it served as political satire. i think we would have made the movie again. knowing what i know now, we might have done something slightly differently.
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a lot of events have overtaken us in a way we have the facts. >> you still want the public to see the movie? >> we would still like the public to see the movie, absolutely. we have to explore options to make it happen. everyone says release it digitally. do this, do that, all these things are, in their own way complicated. many people don't want to come near the movie. they fear in some way, shape or form, their system, their servers might be infected with the malware that came to us. so, you know, it's not -- it's not for -- what we really need to do now is evaluate the best way forward for all of us. that's what we are in the process of doing. >> you have been at sony pictures for awhile, you ran penguin press. is this a dangerous blow against freedom of expression?
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>> it is. you know, i came to penguin a few years after the publication of a book which was the book penguin published. in that instance, it was a very -- for one thing, it was pre-9/11, obviously. even there, actually people were killed in that instance. there were -- the entire industry came together around penguin. the publishers, the book sellers always stocked the book and the authors all came out and supported the book. that did not happen in this instance. in this instance, we stood alone in trying to get a movie out. i think now, part of the reason for that, i suspect is because the conversation got caught up in all of these e-mails, many of them were deeply unfortunate. a lot of them involve celebrities and people didn't understand what the real issue
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at stake was. the real issue at stake was, we now discover it's north korea. we have a group of individuals hellbent in making sure this movie does not show up. and we were hellbent making sure it did show up in theaters. >> someone asked the president, would he watch the movie. are you going to send it -- >> if the president wants to see the movie, i would be more than delighted to send it to him. it would be my pleasure. >> you can watch the full interview on the next fareed zakaria here on cnn. coming up, the business of hacking. you may be very shocked to hear how cheap it is to hack into a system. that's next. also, ahead, the siege in sydney this week. the gunman may have had his eye on a different target than that
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a new warning for americans traveling over the holidays. analysis suggests a focus by terrorists, not only on the targeting of u.s. facilities, but hotels, shopping areas, places of worship and schools among other targets. this morning, americans
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traveling overseas comes in the wake of this week's deadly attack in sydney. two people were killed on the attack in the cafe and the shooter was also killed. the cafe may not have been the intended target. it seems a network was. we spoke with chris from seven network in australia. >> the extraordinary thing is, the news breaking today from journalists who dug into the gunman's background is he was, in fact, targeting this building, channel 7. 30, 40 meters across the plaza from the cafe. he tried to get into this building. he was targeting a breakfast program called "sunrise." he had a grievance with them. he wanted to access the prese presentered of the show.
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to do what? we can guess. when he approached the front door, assuming security was too great, we ramped it up since the threats. he chose a fallback target, if you like, the cafe behind me. now, the situation here, channel 7 staff are nervous about that. news we certainly didn't want to hear. the word is, this was the target. >> and the shooter, as you know, had been in trouble in the past. he was very well known to authorities there in australia. a separate attack elsewhere in the country ended in the death of eight children. this happened in a suburban home in australia. an australian woman found stabbed at the scene has now been arrested. the children who die range in age from 2 to 14. the woman is the mother of seven of the children.
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the police spoke to several of the fathers, but no charge in this case. u.s. president barack obama is urging russia to end the annexation of crimea. he issued an executive order blocking goods, technology and services to the region. they were placed on pro-russian shah separatist leaders in ukraine. the european union approved similar measures thursday. despite putin's decision to annex crimea outraged the west, his popularity at home continues to remain high. sanctions, tanking oil prices and plummeting ruble are taking their toll. russia's elite are now feeling the pinch. matthew chance asks one businessman what he thought about russia and mr. putin's future. >> vladimir putin promising russia will overcome this economic crisis.
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he retains the confidence of much of the country, including his critics. earlier, i got the chance to sit down with a businessman, a critic of putin in the past. he says if you think vladimir putin is going to cowher, you will be disappointed. is this the end or vladimir putin, do you think? >> no. if you listen to most of the forecasts, they all think he will stay much longer than one would expect. a lot of resources. it's not that catastrophic, the situation in the country. i would not expect any serious pressures. the sanctions do not work in that respect. the political system, the way it is probably requires him to stay because there are a few people you can see behind his back who would be much more dangerous for all of us. outside the country, inside the
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country. >> does he deserve for that continuing support of the russian people? he's led the country into what is now a very, very bleak period of economic decline. >> i would rather say he deserves to be given a chance. why not expect that he would, again, do the u-turn and come to the policies which were before 2004? he has done a lot of good things in the economy in the country, in foreign policy, helping the united states in afghanistan. through whatever -- one of the reasons he changed, probably he wanted to strengthen his own rule. >> so far, putin had given no indication he's prepared to soften his stance, soften his tone, back down over ukraine and crimea, not on the media, tone down the rhetoric against the west. there's been no indication he's prepared to do that. how can you tell me you hope he
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will and might. >> listen to john kerry the day before yesterday, he said we now see that moscow is changing its stance in ukraine. if it goes ahead, the sanctions will be lifted. instead of deciphering science around kremlin, we have much more information these days. i would not be inclined to think putin would necessarily move the country further on into isolation. it would be suicidal from what we started, for him and the country. >> putin, retaining the confidence at the moment. his approval rating still well over 80%. remember, we are just at the start of this economic crisis and things could get worse for the russian leader. matthew chance, cnn, moscow. ahead, millions of dollars worth of art stolen in a big loss and heist. now, police are talking about the sting operation that ensured
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millions of dollars of paintings have been recovered after they were stolen years ago. we have more on the u.s. sting operation that succeeded in getting the art back. >> you are looking at one of the shortest running and most secure art exhibits, ever. admission is strictly limited. that's because this collection that includes collections from several artists was recently recovered after being stolen in 2008. these paintings have been appraised to be worth between 13 and $24 million. >> much of the artwork displayed here today is from the '20s and '30s. the rich history cannot be overstated. >> reporter: the heist happened at a southern california home that belonged to an elderly
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couple that have since died. the pieces were lifted while they were inside their home along with their caregivers. >> due to their condition, they could not assist us further in the identification. >> reporter: in september, investigators got tips on the case that led to a sting operation in west l.a. the fbi and lapd teamed up to arrest 45-year-old raul espinoza. he wanted several hundred thousand dollars for seven paintings. >> we took him into custody after he provided all the artwork. >> the artwork is in the possession of the fbi. after the heist, the victim's family received a payout from the insurance company. investigators tell us, the family will get a chance to buy back the artwork, if they decide to return the insurance money. >> we believe there's nine that we have here but there are three that are outstanding. >> reporter: because several
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people were inside the home, investigators aren't sure if the heist was an inside job. they are now offering a $25,000 reward for information to help close the case. cbs 2 news. thought controlled robotic arms may sound like a thing of the future, but they have become a reality. scientists at john hopkins created the limbs. one man that lost his arm four years ago in an accident was the first to try out the invention. he can move the arms just by thinking about moving his arms. researchers say this is just the start of the next ten years will bring incredible advances in technology. how about that? it does not take a lot of money or computer skill to pull off a cyber attack. >> you don't need to learn how to build the gun anymore.
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welcome back to our viewers in the u.s. and around the world. you are watching cnn live coverage. i'm natalie allen. sony is looking at other options for releasing the film "the interview." it's about an assassination plot on the north korean leader. the sony exec disagrees with president obama that pulling the film was a mistake. pakistani forces killed several taliban insurgents including a key commander in clashes in and around. this comes days after taliban militants massacre 148 people at a school. most of them, as we reported, children. on friday, the military also said it killed dozens of insurgents, but did not specify if they were taliban members. a gunman who held a cafe
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hostage in sydney may have had a different target in mind. the shooter held a grudge against a network and was targeting the building. the gunman had grievances against them. he couldn't get into the studio, so he headed to the cafe. the fbi says north korea is behind the whole thing. their investigation says the malware and techniques match previous attacks by pyongyang, the capitol. u.s. president obama barack obama says there will be an attack. >> we can confirm north korea engaged in this attack. it says something interesting about north korea that they decided to have the state mount and all-out assault on a movie
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studio because of a satirical movie. >> despite the fact the fbi points it finger at north korea, the security czar of the obama administration says it may be too soon to know for sure. >> at this stage of the game, i am hesitant to say, this is who it is. there's a lot of evidence out there. there's tricks hackers use and nation states use that make it look like it is going one direction. two weeks later, you find it's somewhere else. this is why i'm hesitant to say, this is one of the possibilities, clearly because of the content and intention here. it could be, but let's get the facts together before we point fingers. >> one of the reasons the cyber attack on sony may be so hard to trace is it is actually easy to find someone to do the dirty work. cnn money tech correspondent
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lori segal has more on that. >> you want us to kill the leader of north korea? >> yes. >> what? >> the next sony hack is for sale in the corners of the web. to bring down a web page for an hour, only $2 to $60 on this russian underground page. to redirect to a different site, 750 bucks. what about the attack on sony? >> $500 to $1,000 coding time. >> reporter: all these services available for purchase on the dark web, in the deep corners on the internet accessed through encrypted browsers. the fbi may have tracked it to north korea, but in the wild west of the internet, you don't have to be a criminal to launch the attack. you just need an internet connection. >> you don't need to be a coder to add a grenade to it.
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>> reporter: many in russia, brazil and china are making millions. >> people are thinking they want to visit the forums, be well aware, the second you enter, you have been hacked. >> reporter: as they thrive, more cyber criminals could get their hands on keys to major corporations. what makes this different? it wasn't about money. >> most have a financial motivation behind it and this didn't is significant. >> reporter: it may level the playing field for smaller enemies everywhere who want something. lori segal, cnn money, new york. president obama's remarks came in a wide ranging year end news conference. another focus, his bombshell decision to -- mr. obama says restoring ties will give the u.s. the best opportunity to influence cuban policy and steer
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it toward democratic reform. >> ashare the concerns of disdense there and human rights activists that this is still a regime that represses its people. and, as i said when i made the announcement, i don't anticipate overnight changes. but, what i know deep in my bones is, if you have done the same thing for 50 years and nothing has changed, you should try something different if you want a different outcome. this gives us the opportunity for a different outcome. because suddenly cuba is open to the world in ways it has not been before. >> of course, you have heard mixed reaction from all over the planet to mr. obama's historic announcement, especially coming from parts of the u.s.
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florida senator, marco rubio, a republican, slammed the president's order moments after he made it. but, in havana, it is mostly a time of celebration and hope. here is cnns rosa flores, she's there. ♪ >> reporter: the narrow streets of havana are filled with a wide range of sights, sounds and voices. it's those perspectives that make up the real cuba, its people. right now, everyone is talking about one thing, cuban relations with the u.s. how did you celebrate the news? >> we are very happy. we are friends. >> reporter: in havana, when you want to know the mood on the street a place to start is here in central park.
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there is always a lively conversation. it's known as the hot corner. [ speaking foreign language ] >> i'm asking, who thinks it's a good idea for the u.s. and cuba to establish relations? >> for my country, for my people and the many -- many, we need it. we need it for survival. [ speaking foreign language ] >> old ideas in the past. some of that buzz, some of that energy is for a future with lax travel and trade restrictions, to make it easier for americans to walk into privately owned shops like these and buy art with classic cars, maroccos.
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even though president obama said a visit to cuba was probably not in the cards, we asked people if they would welcome the u.s. leader. would you like for president obama to visit? >> yes. >> why not? >> reporter: signs of cuba frozen in time ever where. the classic cars, weathered buildings. the news have people optimistic about what is ahead for their children. it's a christmas gift. he has kids and this is great for he and his family. like havana's old cobble streets, cuba's relationship with the u.s. is bumpy and narrow. after all, lifting the embargo still requires action from congress. but, this move is just wide enough to give people hope. ro
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pakistani's say they killed commanders. this comes days after taliban militants killed 148 people at a school. most of them were children. earlier on friday, the military said it killed dozens of insurgents, but did not specify
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if they were taliban members. it has been a familiar scene in pakistan. people gathering in protest. here, demonstrators rally to condemn the deadly taliban attack. meantime, schools in the city have now, unbelievably reopened, already, for the first time since the tragedy. itns omar talked about their feelings. >> reporter: no ordinary school run. most of the children arriving were brought by car to the school gate, not by food and ushered in by armed guards. ♪ the morning assembly was somber, but defiant. how do you feel being back at
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school? >> scared after that thing that happened. it was so -- our hearts are -- a bit scared. >> next we will all be dead. >> reporter: you still want to come to school? >> yeah. my education. >> reporter: the first school day since the taliban attack is a step toward a sense of normality for children in pakistan. it is only the first hesitant step in what promises to be a long journey. it's not just the murder of 132 school children that led to such widespread revulsion, it's the fact the children receiving an education are a part of the conflict in this country. a professor taught at the school that was attacked. surrounded by family, she tells the story of how she had to
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identify her murdered colleagues, then found out what happened to her son. >> they ask me to come to a room and identify the staff. some of them were -- i came out of there -- the situation so i lost my boy, too. i lost my son and i was searching for him. >> reporter: another family devastated in a country seeking a way out of a war, affecting teachers, mothers and school children. >> those poor families, but what brave children to go back because they want to get an education. a reuters news service is
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reporting the u.s.-led coalition conducted 15 air strikes against isis fighters in iraq and syria friday. coalition commanders say 11 strikes hit several groups of militants as well as vehicles and a building, among other targets. reuters new service says in syria, four air strikes hit two isis units and a training compound. end the ongoing fight against isis as we reported the town of kobani has been a flash point. nick peyton walsh was inside that city. nick brings a rare and remarkable look at the impact of isis inside kobani. that airs at 8:00 p.m. saturday in london, 9:00 p.m. in berlin. only here on cnn. coming up, -- not the sound
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you want to hear when you are thousands of meters up in the air on an airplane. we'll tell you what happened on this flight after this.
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this is always a remarkable scene of nature. millions of monarch butterflies taking over as part of the
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annual migration. here is the not so good news about this sight. experts say there used to be billions of them. now, there are millions. they blame climate change, pesticides and various human activities for the recent lower numbers of the butterflies. scientists have an organic fertilizer to protect them. we hope it works. that is always quite a sight. fish swimming in the deep t est waters on the planet. it hosts the deepest place on earth, the challenger deep. this time, researchers looked at the whole environment to gain a better understanding of how it functions and what lives there, like that. they found new species and took the deepest rock samples ever obtained from the slope of the
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trench. quite some amazing nature stories leading into our nature guy, derek van dam. >> not only the trench, it's so deep where they found the fish light doesn't exist. >> somehow they had light on the water creatures, whatever they were. >> fascinating to see that stuff, absolutely. we do have some fascinating weather to talk about in europe. very active weather pattern. a lot of people were wondering, hey, will i have that white christmas for santa to enjoy? well, this will help provide some answers for you, if you are living in the northern parts of the united kingdom. we have an active kingdom that brings a rain/snow mix through christmas eve that is wednesday of next week. we are going to continue to see the low pressure system move through the area. the majority of germany, denmark
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and northern france, even near london, it will be a rainmaker. just to the north, norway, you have plenty of snow. perhaps into scotland as well and into sweden. high pressure across the mediterranean. santa will enjoy temperate weather across the region. here is the forecast going forward. you can see the rainfall mixing with snowfall at times, especially across norway. with this precipitation comes a lot of wind as well. you could see troubled delays out of amsterdam. look at that, 83 kilometers wind gusts. we could pick up a few millimeters of rainfall. here is the christmas weather forecast for the area, cloudy and rather cool. temperatures are just above freezing. hey, natalie, i have to show you something. this is fantastic video, just released by nasa. this is o'ryan, the unmanned
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spacecraft that was released into the atmosphere for roughly four hours, just so we could get a sneak peek of what is to come in the future. this will potentially bring us to mars in the future. this is an astronauts perspective of re-entry into the earth's atmosphere. around that capsule, we are starting to ionize the gas particles. temperatures are reaching roughly 4,000 degrees fahrenheit. we are talking two times that of the temperature of molton lava. you would feel eight times the force we feel here, keeping us weighted down on earth. fantastic stuff. >> here comes the splash down, right? >> at one point, natalie, the capsule was traveling around 20,000 kilometers -- 20,000 miles per hour, 32,000 kilometerses per hour.
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the parachutes went down to 20 miles per hour before it splashed into the pacific ocean west of san diego. >> fascinating. >> cool stuff. >> one small step for o'ryan and a large leap toward mars. >> time will tell. >> thanks. >> you're welcome. it has been a wild ride for passengers and crew aboard some flights this week. there was an in-air brawl, noodles thrown in a flight attendants face and violent turbulence, just to name a few mishaps. here is cnns renee marsh with those. >> reporter: severe turbulence, a midair brawl, a flight attendant scalded with hot water. a frightening week aboard airplanes packed with passengers. an american airlines flight from south korea to dallas hit severe
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turbulence. 14 people hurt, five hospitalized. this woman struck in the head with a glass plate and food carts overturned. the turbulence caused by a strong winter storm off the coast of japan. the plane makes an emergency landing. everyone is now out of the hospital. the problem on this thai air asia flight, a passenger upset about her seating assignment tosses hot noodles on her scalding her. >> they, themselves can do more than they are doing. it could come down to just announcing it. after you talk about not smoking in the laboratory or you face a fine. why not there could be a $25,000 fine for causing disturbance on a flight. >> reporter: then this flight from london to new york. a possible engine problem forcing the pilot to circle over the english channel for three
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hours, dumping fuel before landing safely. caught on camera, two women in a mid-air smackdown. on board air china, the fight, reportedly stemming from a crying baby. >> the good news is, these are still the exception, not the rule. most flights go off with none of these types of problems, but it does happen. >> reporter: from 2007 to 2013, more than 28,000 cases of unruly passengers reported by the airline industry, ranging from violence to not following safety instructions. >> you have people who are nice people at other times in their life. somehow you put them together on an airplane and they lose their mind. >> renee marsh, cnn, washington. >> people need to take a chill pill when they board a flight. all right, the most decorated olympian ever, will avoid jail time. he received a one-year driving
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suspension. he pleaded guilty to charges in baltimore, maryland. a judge gave him 18 months supervised probation and ordered him not to drink alcohol during that time. video from the night of phelps arrest in september shows him weaving through traffic in a white suv. he had a blood alcohol content nearly twice the legal limit. the 18-time gold medal winner tweeted this has been his biggest learning experience ever. still ahead, the cyber attacks on sony pictures have some worried that north korean hackers may be getting more bold. why south korean officials are worried about that. we'll delve into that story. also the parents of the man accused of killing 12 people in a colorado movie theater say their son is not a monster.
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the family's plea to save james holmes live is in the next hour on cnn. we've got three beautiful kids.
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and they're not home right now. k-y yours and mine. i love the way this one feels. and this one does wonders for me. and when they combine... ♪ [ door closes ] [ kid ] mom! [ female announcer ] k-y brand yours and mine. school children bravely return to class and pakistani officials seek to find justice for the children killed earlier this week. we'll have the latest on the search for those responsible this hour. >> the president, the press and the public are mistaken as to what actually happened. sony ceo speaks out about the cyber attack and the fallout from it. also ahead, the nba looking to