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like a gold-plated soybean. reliably fast internet starts at $69.95 a month. comcast business. built for business. growing concerns over chaos in yemen. growing threats to the west. jihadis being told to stay where you are and the attack at home. is this case closed? the u.s. police officer who shot and killed an unarmed teenager in ferguson missouri will not face federal civil rights charges after all. plus -- >> show me your hand! show me your [ bleep ] hands. >> another police shooting. this time caught on dash cam video. how an ordinary traffic stop turned deadly. and the number-one sport in the u.s. is plagued once again with a growing scandal.
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did the new england patriots use detulated footballs to cheat their way into the super bowl? welcome to our viewers here in the united states and all around the world. i'm rosemary church. >> i'm errol barnett. thank you very much for joining us or staying with us for our second hour. we want to begin with word of a peace agreement in yemen amid new threats from the al qaeda affiliate there. >> the group released a new video with a senior leader urging lone wolf attacks in western countries. that comes as the government has reached a tentative peace deal with houthi rebels. a yemeni official tells cnn the rebels will withdraw their soldiers and militiamen from government buildings and release the president's chief of staff. in exchange the government has yeahed to make changes -- agreed to make changes giving houthis more political power. >> this is important because yemen's government has been a
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key ally in the fight against al qaeda and the power strug tlel may put that partnership at risk now. >> and at this point, it's not entirely clear whose side the rebels are on. here's barbara starr with more. >> reporter: even as houthi rebels surround the presidential palace in sanaa, the u.s. is uncertain they can or will work with the rebel group. for now, the assessment -- the houthi rebels are not anti-american. what happens next is the question. the u.s. says the president is still the leader of yemen. he and the rebels appear headed toward some type of agreement. that has led the state department to hope it will not have to evacuate the embassy just a day after an embassy car of shot at. >> our personnel -- they're well protected. we have strong and multiple security personnel there. we've been building that up over
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a period of time. >> reporter: not everyone agrees staying put is a good idea. >> i think we ought to get our people out. i don't want to see a hostage situation. >> reporter: the fate of the u.s. embassy just one crisis point for washington inyental's unraveling. >> we -- inyental's unraveling. >> we cannot permanently disengage with yemen. we should be evaluating. >> reporter: the u.s. worry -- with no clear control boy the government the u.s. risks losing its partner in the fight to stop al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. the obama administration had been trying to increase counterterrorism funding to yemen since 2006. more than $400 million has gone to training yemen's commanoh forces helping improv its air force surveillance capabilities as well as coast guard patrol forces. even before the houthi takeover the violence in yemen had made it impossible finish much of the -- for much of the cooperation
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to continue other than drone strikes against al qaeda fighters. many officials point out embassies in libya, syria and somalia have already been shuddered due to threats of terrorism and ongoing conflict. the state department for now doesn't want yemen to be the next. >> we believe that it's in our national security interests to have a presence there and a strong presence there which is one that we continue to have. >> reporter: but make no mistake, the u.s. navy still has two warships off the coast of yemen ready to evacuate americans if the order comes from the state department. barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. japan appears to face a friday deadline to save the lives of two japanese hostages held by isis. prime minister abe says the $200 million ransom democrat isdemand -- demand sun acceptable. his country is trying to communicate with the terror group. will ripley spoke with a long-time syrian fixer for one
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of the hostages who warned this day was coming. >> reporter: the fact that the japanese government is saying it wants to open a line of communication with isis is significant. shows that japan is working to secure the release of the hostages and is at least willing to talk to the terror group about their democrat of $2 hundred -- their demand of $200 million by friday or else. hours after making this video, kenji goto disappeared. it was late october at the turkish/southeastern border. the journalist about to make a dangerous journey into isis-controlled territory. >> it is my responsibility if something happens -- >> reporter: goto makes clear he doesn't want the people of syria held responsible for any trouble. he's determined to tell their story. >> suffering three years years and a half, it's enough. so i will get the story of isis.
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>> reporter: his long-time southeastern fixer who took the video says he warned him not toerer it the isis strong -- not to enter the isis stronghold. he says goto didn't listen. he chose to go knowing his fixer couldn't guarantee his safety. goto gave him this piece of paper, contact information for his friends and his wife the mother of his young children. he called her one week later. >> that's a very hard phone call to make right? to call the wife of -- >> i know that. when i call her, she's very strong woman. he's also very strong. any time he want to do his job very well. if there's danger he's not afraid. sometimes going to dangerous places. he's not afraid.
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he tell me it's my job. i am journalist i have to do this. >> reporter: he's haunted by image of goto and his friend and fellow hostage. the isis executioner threatening to murder two innocent men in a matter of hours if japan's government doesn't pay. unnamed government sources if tokyo are telling the major japanese networks and newspapers that someone e-mailed gota's wife in demand depending a ransom of between $8 million and $16 followr her husband's safe return. the government is trying to figure out if it came from isis. if it did, it may indicate the terror group is willing to accept a smaller madonna than the $-- smaller amount than they're demanding in the video. the question, what if anything is the japanese government willing to give and what is isis willing to take as the friday execution deadline looms closer. will ripley, cnn, tokyo. the french prime minister says nearly 3,000 people with jihadist ties should be under
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surveillance in france. and after the paris attacks, nearly half a billion dollars will be spent on making that happen. >> translator: over the next three years, there will be 2,680 new jobs dedicated to the fight against terrorism in the police defense, and justice services of the state and in jurisdiction. this effort, ladies and gentlemen, is huge. but it's indispensable to guarantee the security and protection of the french people. >> meanwhile, authorities in paris have identified four suspects linked to the gunman amedy coulibaly. none has been charged in connection with his attack on the kosher supermarket. at this moment it is eight past 9:00 in the morning in davos, switzerland. you're looking at a live feed coming to us as an international
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monetary fund panel session gets underway this hour. it is day two of the world economic forum in davos. right now, we saw managing director of the imf christine lagarde and others talk about how markets have responded to quantitative easing essentially that's when central banks print money and buy debt in the form of government bonds. this comes after the announcement on what's known as qe in the coming hours. it's thought the bank will unveil a huge bon-buying program. >> that means this is a big dale for the eurozone. it could be getting a trillion euro boost over the next two years. >> the announcement from the european central bank president is coming later. we want to talk about this now, of course. we're joined from davos. john many people look at what the european central bank needs to do as s long overdue. how is it being viewed where you are? >> reporter: that's a very fair
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statement, errol. in fact the united states -- that's the topic of the debate of the panel you were showing there -- did this five years ago. and that's why the united states is growing between 3.5% and 4% in 2015. and the eurozone maybe will struggle to get 1% growth. many criticize the european central bank. angela merkel the chancellor of germany, for being too tepid to the growing financial crisis. that's where we find where we are today. slow growth. at the same time kind of enhancing the drama here at the world economic forum. while panels take place, merkel will be speaking at about the same time the bank will make a decision on interest rates and quantitative easing and whether they should be pursuing a path of austerity going forward. this sunday we have the greek election. polls indicate the greeks themselves are lunging to the left. we had youth unemployment figures come out from the international labor organization yesterday. it illustrates that nearly 70%
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of the youth in greece are unemployed. the unemployment rate remains just below 30%. interesting times here. the focus will be on europe. last night, we hear from the premier of china. he was saying he's going to do his part to see if they ka k keep chinese growth -- if they can keep chinese growth at 7%. china is very important to global democrat from products from the european union and the united states, as well. convergence of a lot of different topic taking place today at the forum. and coming in to the meeting, the imf downgraded its forecast for the year. business leaders are getting nervous, suggesting growth will be .5% from the original -- 3.5% from the original expectations of 3.8% globally. >> we do want to look at opec's decision not to cut public sector of oil and the loyal long-term impact and short term of the decision. >> reporter: davos is a
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phenomenal place to coop convenient different leaders. -- convene different leaders. oil is at the top of the list of topics. the state oil giants producing nearly ten million barrels a day. international energy agency the opec secretary general and international oil majors talking about where oil prices are going in the future. after the panel of the energy -- energy panel with the opec secretary general, we sat down to discuss a decision made by opec two months ago and whether it was the correct strategy or not. let's take a listen. >> if we cut our production, first of all, we don't know by how much. if we cut a number say one million, then we come back and introduce another million. we come back 2016 and with loss of public sector we keep producing, it will get by with none of the supply of very high cost. >> reporter: who will you say is benefiting within opec? the gulf producers with eight
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other producers suffering quite badly? this puts you under pressure. >> we made this decision before. we are not american. if we have a low price for six months one year or one year and a half so what? what's going to happen? >> reporter: pretty clear direction, the on, speck secretary general saying they're -- the opec secretary general saying they're happy with the decision. we could see low oil prices for another two to three years before we get up to a level stabilizing around $70 a barrel. a lot of pain for the shale producers and also russia going forward. >> some of the big discussion topics there in davos. we're still keeping our eyes on the panel with the imf. john amid it all, joining us live. thank you very much. we'll see you later. let's take a short break now. still to come ferguson police officer darren wilson may be in the clear after news that he will not face charges for the death of an unarmed teen.
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our legal expert weighs in. and then more bodies have been recovered from the crash site of airasia flight 8501. the emotional response to the crash from the company's ceo. and later, a rally against the islamization of germany takes a hit when one of its leaders poses as hitler and counter-democrat strars turnnstrators turn out in force. back in a moment.
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welcome back. it appears u.s. police officer darren wilson will not face federal civil rights charges in the shooting death of an national teenager in ferguson missouri -- unarmed teenager in ferguson missouri. he was not indicted in michael brown's death. sources familiar with the investigation tell cnn the fbi found no evidence that brown's civil riceghts were violate. the justice department is finalizing its report. an attorney for brown's family issued this statement. i'll read it "the family of michael brown jr. will wait for official word from the justice department regarding whether or not any charges will be filed against the police officer who shot and killed him. the family won't address speculation from anonymous sources." there's been no word from officer wilson's attorney. earlier our john vause spoke with cnn analyst jeffrey toobin. he says if this is the true
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outcome, it wasn't that unexpected. >> in our somewhat unusual system that we have for prosecuting crimes in the united states, there are often two possible jurisdictions under which someone can be prosecuted. in this case the state of missouri, but all the federal government sometimes can bring charges. what made the case unlikely from the start was that in a case like this where a law enforcement officer shoots and kills a civilian, the barriers to a federal prosecution are higher than a state prosecution. so the fact that a state didn't prosecute him made a federal case less likely. >> the federal case was based on what, hate crimes that officer wilson violated michael brown's civil rights? >> civil rights cases, yes. the federal government can enforce the broader civil rights
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laws that say there can't be discrimination say, on the basis of race. so in addition to proving that officer wilson shot and killed michael brown with bad intent the federal case will require a proving some sort of malicious or even racial intent. and that's very hard to do to prove what's in someone's head especially a police officer who in these circumstances already had a confrontation with michael brown in his police car before the fatal contact. >> jeffrey toobin talking earlier with our john vause. police in new jersey are investigating a deadly shooting during a traffic stop. we're about to show you dash cam video of the incident. we do warn you that some viewers may find it disturbing. it all happened last month when officers pull over the vehicle after the driver allegedly ran a
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stop sign. the incident quickly spun out of control when one officer says he spotted a gun in the glove box. >> show me your hands! show me your [ bleep ] hands! don't you move! don't you [ bleep ] move! get him out of the car. we've got a gun in the glove compartment. >> i'm going to shoot you. you're going to be [ bleep ] dead. i'm telling you! you reach for something, you're going to be [ bleep ] dead. i'm telling you! keep your [ bleep ] hands right there. -- jerome you reach for something, you're going to be [ bleep ] dead. he's reaching. he's reaching. show him your [ bleep ] hands. no you're not. you're not -- no you're not! don't [ bleep ] move! [ gunfire ] >> don't you [ bleep ] move! >> you can see the car's passenger appears to have his hands in front of him as he steps outside. he died moments later. police say they did recover a
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gun at the scene. the two officers involved are on paid leave while investigators determine if that shooting was justified, and unlike so many of the police shootings we witnessed over the past year, the police officer who pulled the trigger there himself was black. you heard him say to his partner, roger worley, a white officer. as he was talking to the suspect, jermaine reed who was killed. it seems to not be a racial tension story that we've witnessed before. >> more about power. >> how police officers react when they have to make those split-second decisions. >> and there have been a lot of people certainly as the events in ferguson were playing out particularly people saying this is less about race. this is more about power. >> how police treat everybody really. >> exactly right. >> disturbing. other stories coming up, the u.s. house speaker extends an invitation to the israeli prime minister. the way he did it may deepen political tensions. and a visual point made by ukraine's president about the violence in his country. what he told leaders in davos ahead.
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israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu will address a joint meeting of the u.s. congress next month. house speaker john boehner invited him to discuss iran and its nuclear capabilities. the white house usually coornates invitations -- coordinates invitations to foreign leaders but boehner acted on his own.
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here's what he told cnn. >> reporter: is this just a way to poke the president in the eye on an issue like iran where you know he very much opposes what you want to do? >> i don't believe i'm poking anyone in the eye. there is a serious threat that exists in the world. % the president last night papered over it. >> president obama has vowed to veto more sanction its congress approves them. that is what the visit is all about. >> all right. another story we're tracking. it's being called deflate-gate. allegations of cheating in one of america's favorite pastimes. when you cheat at the game of football you're messing with a multi billion industry fueled by the fans. >> 80% of americans said they watched an nfl football game last year. you can't get 80% of americans to do anything. you can't get 80% of americans to brush their teeth in the
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morning. this is our national sport in the states. it is to a lot of people their religion. >> that's right. big thing. a lot of americans are talking about right now fans looking for answers. did someone literally let the air out of footballs for one nfl time's benefit? coming up later this hour sports anchor rachel nichols explains why she think there's no question that someone cheated in this case. that's coming up in 20 minutes from now. a nor'easter which could impact millions in the united states is developing as we approach the weekend. the our meteorologist joins us from the international weather center with all the details on that. >> it's definitely a big storm system in the works. we think a lot of people will be impacted as we head toward saturday afternoon and saturday night. a washout of sorts. you take a look. starts across the state of texas. at this point the moisture is present to the north. certainly cold enough.
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the winter radar had impressive snowfall across texas and transitions to more of a heavy rain toward dallas over the past several hours. dallas temperatures are on the mild side in recent days. closing in on 70 degrees. now we're dropping down into the of course over the next 24 hours. winter weather warnings, advisories for new mexico. western texas, parts of colorado. colorado springs, across el paso county. look at the scenes wednesday. accidents abound. yeah icy conditions sin inches came down across colorado springs. look at the gentleman trying to move his vehicle. not going to work. that was the scene. some schools closed late starts associated with it. slick conditions for the people who know best how to handle these scenarios. again, that was the pattern there. you work to the south, it is mild enough to where a lot of moisture will translate to heavy rainfall. dallas, a couple inches in the forecast. new orleans, two inches. an inch out of atlanta friday afternoon and friday night. you put the against together here. the storm system will want to
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follow the steering occurrence in the atmosphere. off coast new england there saturday. the coldest air is in place to support snowfall we think sometime saturday afternoon and sudden night. the wet weather -- and saturday night. the wet weather starts in the northeast, new york philly, baltimore, d.c. even as far north as boston. could get snow out of this. the models differentiating on what will happen. it looks like it will be at least some snow four inches around boston portland maine. toward new york and philly, generally lighter amounts. look at the american model. paints a dry public for much of the northeast -- dry picture for much of the northeast. we won't have much in the way of accumulations. cold air going to be locked in place. high temperatures across the united states going to be very cool across the northeast. notice it stays like it. that is normal for this time of year. much the same in minneapolis. warmer than what we saw a few weeks ago. then to the south in atlanta, kind of a seesaw battle around 60 on thursday. cools off into the 40s. back up to around 60 again
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fahrenheit on sunday afternoon. that's the latest.
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you're watching cnn. thank you very much for staying with us. i'm errol barnett. >> i'm rosemary church. in headlines, houthi rebels in yemen have reached a tentative peace deal with the government. a yemeni official tells cnn the rebels will withdraw from government buildings and release the president's chief of staff. in exchange the government has agreed to give the houthis more political power. french prime minister manuel volz unveiled what he called exceptional measures to fight terrorism after the deadly attacks in paris two weeks ago.
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he says nearly 3,000 people with jihadist ties should be under surveillance if france. nearly $500 million will be spent to better arm police. . in a couple of hours the european central bank is expected to unveil a huge stimulus plan. the ecb president could unveil bonds of $58 million each year. it's hoped to spark the economy. the first level talks between top level u.s. and cuban delegations is over. they're discussing a wide range of issues to warm the two country's's frosty relations. the highest delegation to visit cuba in 35 years. wednesday's talks were reportedly tense, focusing on the issue of cubans emigrating to the u.s. more now on our top story, the crisis in yemen.
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the country is vitally important because of its strategic position along the shipping lanes of the red sea and gulf. >> yemen has become ground for recruiting extremeists for al qaeda and isis. we have more. >> reporter: days of turmoil, talks of a coup either beginning or having already succeeded. the chaos in yemen is essentially a three-way fight between the government the houthis, the shiite moslem rebel group feeling marginalized in the primarily sunni country and al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. it's cause for concern far yawn the small country's's borders. the houthis are gaining more power. who is in charge of the country? power vacuums benefit terrorists. for yemen those terrorists are al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. you heard of them before of course. most recently aqap took
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responsible for the deadly "charlie hebdo" attacks in paris. aqap propagandaist, killed in a drone strike in 2011 was credited for inspiring western milltance in the attacks -- militants in the attacks, as he is credited for inspiring the boston marathon bombers in 2013. some would-be jihadis are recruited into al qaeda through the english language online magazine "inspire," run out of yemen. the country is one of the world's largest exporters of terrorism. nearby country like saudi arabia have invested billions of dollars to protect their shared borders from al qaeda overspill. and while u.s. president barack obama deems the fight against terrorists in yemen successful -- >> the strategy of taking out terrorists who threaten us while supporting partners on the front lines is one that we have successfully pursued in yemen and somalia for years. >> reporter: given the attacks in france and other plots in
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europe is it really? yemen's location is also of key persons because of its -- importance because of its proximity to the red sea's shipping lanes. each day the gulf of aidan sees huge tonnage in shipping. any turmoil that disrupts shipping or the country's ability to protect its valuable asset is likely to have repercussions beyond yemen itself. overall, we need to pay attention to yemen. the weaker the government the easier for al qaeda to strengthen its foothold. a consequence very few want to face. cnn, london. two weeks after the "charlie hebdo" massacre a staff member who was wounded is telling his story and talking about the manage's right to poke fun at all things including religion. translator: we have never sought to make fun of people.
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we have a right to believe in god. but you have a right to make fun of what they're saying of dogma. there's a difference between dogma and individuals. >> and he's known as riz. he said when the killers burst into the "charlie hebdo" offices, he laid on the floor. all he could hear of gunfire. all of the three gunmen in the paris attacks were french citizens. that's raising questions about how exactly they became motivated to kill. >> some believe it has a lot to do with how french society treats young immigrants. for that part of the story, jim bittermann reports from paris. >> reporter: the guns were blazing at the kosher supermarket. few realize the story brought together two generations of african immigration. the terrorist gunman was born to parents who emigrated from malli and raised a frenchman. the hero who saved six people if the basement freezer also came from mali but much later, 2006.
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[ applause ] >> reporter: for his actions, he's been made a french citizen. something he badly wanted. the late arrival desperate to become french. a native rejecting the society around him. the french prime minister think he has an explanation. the immigrants and children of immigrants face, in his work zone social and territorial apartheid. the immigrants know when they left behind and want to work their way up. their children know what they are being denied and feel left out. culturally lost is the way one who knows the gritty public housing projects describes it. >> you come from those territories. and then there is racism in france. it's difficult when you're black, arab chinese because our society doesn't include everyone. it doesn't treat the youth in the territory the same way it treats every citizen. >> reporter: many say education is one way to get at the
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problem. at a school filled with second and third-generation immigrants a teacher struggles to change the minds of his students who were offended by "charlie hebdo"'s drawings. >> the students felt it was a sort of suicide by the journalists despite they received many warnings. they continued doing what they were doing in full knowledge of the risks. >> reporter: many thinks its cartoonists got what they deserved. a high school student who declined to be identified will not participate in the government-ordered moment of silence. >> translator: "charlie hebdo" shouldn't have done the cartoons. i didn't respect the minute of silence. in fact the majority of my class didn't do it. >> reporter: this woman emigrated from morocco. her son joined the french army and was killed in france more than 2 opinion 5 years ago by a french terrorist whose parents came from algeria. after her loss she established what she calls the association
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for youth and peace, trying to bring young people into mainstream french society. the family, she believes, is key. >> translator: there are many differences between my son and this man. he also a victim. had he come from a family that had raised him well that had given him desire for life maybe he will still be here with my chile. >> reporter: the french prime minister said he knew what the problem of ten years ago when the same french suburbs exploded if flames and violence. billions have been spent to turn things around since. many believe then the riots would be a wake-up call. the discrimination unemployment poverty, and exclusion don't seem to have gone away. both inside and outside the immigrant communities, many hope this time things will be different. jim bittermann cnn, paris. keeping our focus in europe now. in germany wednesday, thousands of people turned out for an anti-islamization rally in the eastern city of lipzig.
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there was also a counter-demonstration. we're hearing the counter-protesters outnumbered the anti-islamization crowd. the rallies came two days after a similar protest in dresden was canceled over an alleged terrorist threat there. the last such gathering in dresden drew a crowd of about 25,000. meanwhile, one of the leaders of the anti-islam group has resigned after this selfie of him posing as adolph hitler was published. it was published months ago but is leading to new backlash. a spokeswoman said the photo of an act of satire. sabre's ceo -- asia's ceo says finding the rest of the passagers from flight 8501 is his priority. coming up he relive the horrifying moment when he heard one of the palestinians had been lost.
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you in information we want to bring you, news coming in to cnn of shelling of civilian areas in the donetsk region of ukraine. the city council there says ten shichbs were killed -- civilians were killed and more than 20 people injured in the past 24
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hours. that's within four city districts that have been hit. ukraine's state-run news agency quotes the police chief who says the gunmen using multiple launch rocket systems are targeting and destroying homes. reuters also has images of a deadly attack on a tram stop in donetsk. that's what you're seeing. the city council says sevent ten deaths that -- seven of the ten deaths that happened in the shelling over a week ago, 12 people were killed when a bus was shelled in the same area. we'll keep you posted on any developments. well as that's playing out, in an emotional speech to the world economic forum in davos, the ukrainian president poroshenko brought a large piece of metal to the stage to illustrate the fighting in his country. >> i have here part of the bus.
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with the hit of the fragments of russian missiles which hit my people. >> mr. poroshenko says more than than,000 russian troops are now in ukraine backing separatist rebels. the defense ministry calls the claim complete rubbish. ukraine is poised to ask for more sanctions against russia if the fighting doesn't stop. it appears according to the news of ten civilians killed it hasn'ten hasn'tened. mr. poroshenko says ukraine remain committed in its move toward the european union. richard quest caught up with him in davos. >> translator: utrain is now never -- ukraine is never now as united as before. never as strong as before. and do you know who is -- who make this possible? putin. this is because of putin we are so strong. this is because of putin we are so united. it is because of putin we build
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up our army. it is because of putin we move to european union. and nobody can stop us. >> in davos, mr. poroshenko asked for additional funds from the imf. its managing directionilar, christine lagarde, said she will support that. economic reforms would be required. to another story we're watching closely. six more bodies from airasia flight 8501 were found thursday. that means 59 victims have now been recovered it all. airasia's ceo, tony fernandez, tweeted there is nothing more person than finding all of the flight's guests and crew. airasia crash investigators reportedly say warning alarms were activated for some time before flight 8501 went down. investigators told the "wall street journal" and the afp that a store signal could be heard going off on the cockpit voice recorder and that pilots were desperately trying to stabilize
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the plane before it plunged into the java sea. the moment, severe storms soaking australia's coast in queensland. in melbourne, the australian open will be baking. we have more on the wild weather down under. >> always a big problem, pedram right in the midst of a drought. too much rain? >> yeah certainly is a problem for some people. the amount that they're expected to see on the sunshine coast going to be tremendous. we're talking 150 millimeters, maybe 200 millimeters coming down. australia, one of my favorite places when it comes to weather. it is the land of extremes. lock at the western half of australia, the hottest temperatures in the world taking place. about a 47 or so celsius. to the east talking some of the heaviest rainfall taking place. really from brisbane north, rockhampton, working toward townsville the hometown of our john vause out there getting heavy rainfall. the heaviest concentrated around
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the sunshine coast where we expect to get upwards of 100 millimeters, maybe more. six or so inches when you get close to 150 meters. that's something we're watching with the extreme rainfall in the forecast. there you go. the upper 40s sells yes, thoub -- celsius, should be in the 40s. perth getting up to 100 fahrenheit at 37 celsius. there you go. australian open forecast temperatures pretty seasonal. 27 degrees, exactly where it should be. look at saturday. if you're going out there, if you know the players out there, certainly going to be dealing with extreme temperatures, up to around 31 celsius come saturday afternoon. hiring new employees can be tough. but it doesn't have to be. because now you can post to over 50 of the top job boards with just one click- with ziprecruiter. find candidates in any industry, nationwide. just post once and watch your qualified candidates roll in to ziprecruiter's easy to use interface. find out today why ziprecruiter has been used by over 250,000 businesses. they even offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. and right now, you can try ziprecruiter,
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i'm certain it's the last thing new england patriots expected -- the conference layer today. questions linger about what's being called deflate-gate. >> there are reports the patriots used underinflated footballs during last sunday's afc championship game which they won to advance to the super bowl. here's more. >> reporter: the new england patriots and seattle seahawks take the field february 1st in arizona. as happens all too often with the patriots scandal is brewing. the nfl is investigating allegations that 11st 12 footballs the patriots used in their afc footballs were under inflated. it would be an advantage because
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they're easier to grip and catch especially in bad weather. sunday's game was indeed played in bad weather. the under inflate footballs would only have been advantage to new england since each team's offense provides its own footballs. footballs are inspected before the game by officials. nbc is reporting that at that time the footballs met regulations. by the time the patriots' footballs were inspected again at halftime, they reportedly had significantly less air than is allowed under league rules. if the patriots are found to have let the air out deliberately the team could be fined a minimum of $25,000 or docked future draft picks. the nfl is largely reserving comment, telling cnn "we are continuing our review and will provide information as soon as possible." but the seahawks are speaking out about the patriots and their quarterback, tom brady. >> i think people somehow get a skewed view of tom brady, that he's just a clean-cut, does everything right and never says a bad word to anyone.
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and we know him to be otherwise. >> reporter: when i sat down for an interview with seahawks' head coach pete carroll, he noted the persons of following the rules. you are one of the 32 stewards of the game. how important is it that these coaches relentlessly protect the integrity of the game? >> i not it is ultimately absolutely important. we've seen the power of the league and how every -- every turn of issues that as well have -- that have come up, people look to the league for leadership. you see the league and league office working to figure out what is wrong and stan for what's right. when we make mistakes we fix the situation. we send the message that that's the right way to do things. we'll see what happens with this. >> reporter: as for the patriots well the team has stated it is fully cooperating with the investigation. brady laughed off the accusations in a radio interview. >> you yet the sense that you were able to grip the ball better than the colts last night? [ laughter ] >> you care -- would you care to weigh in? >> i think i heard it all at
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this point. oh, god. >> reporter: back in 2011 brady told the same boston radio station he likes using deflated footballs. >> don't you spike it every time you sdmoer. >> yeah, which happens -- score? >> yeah which happens once every there. when gronk scores is it like eight touchdowns a year, he spikes it and deflates which i love. i like the deflated ball. >> reporter: this isn't the first scandal for the patriots. in 2007 bill belichick was fined a half a million dollars for taking opponent scandals from the sideline. a scandal known as spygate. the patriots were fined $250,000 and lost a first-round draft pick. >> i spoke with rachel about whether there's any question balls were intentionally deflated. she says no, it's a given. >> reporter: the question is who and who asked them to do it. how involved were the teams? tom brady, the quarterback of the new england patriots is known for being very particular. if that ball was not a standard
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football you have to think that he would be aware of it. did he direct it? that is going to be the question. can they prove that he directed it or his coach directed it? that's going to be the question. somebody's going to have to talk. we don't know if that's going to happen. >> is that why you believe the team at this stage doesn't deserve the benefit of the doubt as we wait for this investigation to continue? >> reporter: well the benefit of the doubt, that expression means we're giving them the benefit. they don't deserve it because they have cheated in the past. the question is now, are we saying they're ghillie without an investigation? of course not. we don't believe in that in this country. i don't think anybody's acuesing them of that. there aren't a lot of people saying oh no, we're going to decide they're free and clear without looking into it. they have cheated before. you know there's a question not only about this game but about past games. the reason why this came to light in the game is the team they were playing, the indianapolis coals, played them earlier in the season. one thing to know about the situation, each team provides
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its own footballs for its own offense. so the patriots were playing with their footballs, and the indianapolis colts were playing with theirs. the patriots if they had doctored footballs, they could have the advantage. tom brady, the quarterback of the patriots threw the football and it was intercepted boy one of the colts' players. all of a sudden he's got his hands on the patriots' football. when this happened earlier in the season he looked at it and said this doesn't feel right. took it his to his equipment manager. they came into this game on sunday thinking maybe something more is going on here. maybe they've been cooking the books all season. and that opens the door wow, how much have the patriots been cheating. and it's disappointing. they're a great team. they dope need to cheat. >> that's one -- they don't need to cheat. >> that's one of the other points. we've seen allegations of cheating actual cheating in many of the world's biggest sports. viewers, fans of european-style football certainly are used to this. for lifelong fans of the patriots specifically like our own john berman for example, they say they are ashamed, they
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are angry because of all of this. but do you think that the end of the day this will be forgettable? >> reporter: if the allegations are proved true and we have to keep saying that we don't know where we are in the investigation, it's not over. won't be forgotten. 2007 when the team was penalized for spygate, it's not as though that's not brought up every time they win. there were people in the crowd saying i bet they were taping stealing signals illegally. i'm sure if this proves to be true, this will be brought up throughout the next decade. will affect all of these players' and coaches' legacies and the nfl. it doesn't reflect well on them either which is why they're taking such time and care with this. >> let's not forget the patriots about to be in the super bowl. it will certainly color how fans will watch this game. rachel nichols, great to have you on. great to get yourin sight. thank you very much. >> good stuff. thanks for watching cnn. i'm rosemary church. >> i'm errol barnett.
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