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bhutan. may they live happily ever after. the taliban gains ground in afghanistan. why some former soldiers have switched sides to help them. in the u.s., democratic candidates hillary clinton and bernie sanders are aggressively campaigning in new york, but one local lawmaker says right now, neither candidate is looking strong. and a first major title for this british golfer as a defending champ falters. hello and welcome to our viewers here in the united states and all around the world. i'm rosemary church. >> and i'm errol barnett. thanks so much for kicking off your week with us. we appreciate it. cnn newsroom starts now.
our top story this hour. shifting loyalties in afghanistan. taliban insurgents are making bold advances in the country's heldman province. >> and part of the reason the afghanistan government seems to be losing ground there is because of soldiers like these defectors from the afghan army who have joined the taliban. for more on all this, senior international correspondent nick paton walsh joins us now life from kabul. nick, why are these soldiers swapping sides and choosing to fight with the taliban instead, and how likely is it that afghan troops will be able to regain this lost territory? >> reporter: well, the reasons these men, who spoke to us, gave was really the corruption in the ranks of the afghan army, the lack of resources they've been receiving. frankly, widely acknowledged problems by the afghan government themselves and even u.s. officials admit to about two-thirds of personnel losses the afghan may have suffered.
it's a widespread issue and particularly right now it's acute because they've been under pressure before. in the vital southern province of helman, keeping the taliban back. but not even 18 months after that combat mission by nato ended, we're now seeing the taliban moving fast to claim territory there. you know a war is going badly when your enemy is right in front of you. this white flag is the taliban's. they really are that close to these afghans. defending one of the last government holdouts in helman province. it used to be nato that shot from these positions near the vulnerable city of lashka gar. many in the town of sangin where these pictures show the afghan army recently in heavy clashes. but now afghanistan is quite
quickly watching helmand fall. the taliban are winning partly because of men like these. this is a rare window into the afghan government's worst nightmare. soldiers from the afghan army who america spent billions training, who say they've defeblthed and join the taliban. never dreamed they'd change sides. >> translator: i did 18 months of training and took an oath to serve this country. but the situation changed. the army let us down, so we had to come to the taliban. they treat united states like guests. >> they carry their old uniforms and bank ids used to get their old army wages. they fought where these pictures were more recently filmed, yet now they use their training and experience to train the taliban. >> translator: i decided to leave the army when my dad and injured comrades lay in our
base, but nobody took them to the hospital. my army training is very useful now as i am now training taliban fighters with the same knowledge. >> reporter: men who have seen the tide turn and voted with their feet. helmand's the indisputable heartland of the south that nato fought so hard to push the taliban back. here in kabul, you can talk to many officials that say its capital could fall at any day. it really gives-u a sense of how much on the offense the taliban are. this is the center of the key town in the taliban's sights. tense yet teeming. some visit briefly from areas the taliban now control. >> translator: it's a bit too soon to say whether people are happy with the taliban. the bazaar is now full of people while it used to be empty. that was because the security was bad and some people avoided the government's forces.
others fled to its outskirts from the flighting and flash points. my worst memory from san geen is how a wedding party was hit by a mortar, killing a large number of women and children. >> translator: the police left after the fighting intensified and told me to move to a vacant corner of the village, but the bullets continued so i fled here. >> reporter: just over a year since nato stopped fighting, and here the taliban's white flags are closer than ever. now afghan and u.s. officials strongly disagree with the idea that the city is imperilled or my fall. in fact the acting defense minister said he'd resign if it did. that's how strongly he feels that's unlikely. still police officials there saying that capital pressured by both sides, and many have the districts under their control now. recent government efforts not
turning the tide. >> it's a real country. nick, what impact will these taliban advances likely have on plans to draw down u.s. troops? >> reporter: well, that's a key question. obviously here and in washington, there is currently a sort of rethinking. it's hard to get exactly what's going on clear from u.s. officials, but they're looking at troop numbers in the months ahead. they're supposed to go from 9,800 this year to 5,500 next year as well. but that will damage the ability tore the u.s. and nato to support the afghan force on the ground as they struggle to hold the taliban back. frankly, there's i think a worry here. the perception is the taliban are winning. the government is losing, and that simply increases the momentum of the taliban. but somewhere like helmand is a cash resource for the taliban. poppies, therefore opium, therefore cash from the heroin trade. that could substantially boost their coffers and fighting power in the days and months ahead and
damages the notion of peace talks. they're not talking now. in fact, they're winning, it seems, on the battlefield. a lot of optimism here. frankly we've heard that so many times before and 2016 is a year where u.n. officials have said in the national unit government here simply survives, that will be a success. the bar and expectations here so low and daily life for afghans imperilled. >> nick paton walsh reporting live from kabul in afghanistan, keeping an eye on that story. many thanks to you. rosemary, john kerry is the first u.s. secretary of state to pay his respects at a memorial to hiroshima's bombing victims. he and ministers from the g. 7 summit laid wreaths at the mondumen monument. three days later, a bomb struck
the city of nag saky killing some 70,000. denuclearization and terrorism are the focus of the summit. we are just hours away from a crucial vote on the future of brazil's president, dilma rousseff. a congressional committee will vote on whether to recommend launching an impeachment trielt. rousseff is accused of breaking budgetary laws to hide a deficit just ahead of her 2014 re-election. according to one poll, 61% of brazilians favor impeachment. now to western iraq. thousands of families finally returned home to ramadi several months after the city was liberated from isis. iraqi troops backed by u.s. led coalition air strikes drove the militant group out back in december. police cleared over 5,000 bombs and booby traps left behind by the militants. an attack in northeastern iraq has killed at least nine people and wounded 55. officials say a suicide bomber
blew himself up as shiite militia troops were making a push to take over villages. they say most of those killed and wounded were members of the shiite militias. the city is about 240 kilometers north of the capital, baghdad. investigators have released startling details about last month's terror attacks in belgium. they now say the attackers had originally intended to hit paris, but changed plans when they thought police were moving in. belgian prosecutors say they have one of the brussels terrorists in custody. mohamed abrini has confessed to being the man seen here in the hat. cnn's kelly morgan retraces his steps leading up to the attack and his arrest. >> reporter: mohamed abrini has been one of the most wanted men in europe ever since the coordinated attacks in paris in november. but it's in this schaerbeek apartment where authorities first learned of abrini's
possible involvement in the brussels attacks as well. this is where the attackers made their bombs and where police say they found abrini's dna. this is where a taxi driver picked up three men on the morning of march 22nd and drove them to the airport. due to increased security, this is as close as we're allowed to film at brussels airport, but it's in the departure terminal that cameras first capture the man in the hat. abrini has told police it was him pushing a trolley aside suicide bombers. but before the blast, he leaves the terminal and is captured on cc tv walking past the sheraton hotel. he then leaves the airport via the car park and he does so on foot. the next image is captured almost an hour later, three kilometers away from the airport. he's seen wearing just a light-colored shirt as he walks
right by here. abrini has told police that he dumped his distinctive white jacket in a bin at some point during this leg of the journey. another 50 minutes later, he's seen walking across this pedestrian crossing at the mesa junkz in schaerbeek. he's made pretty quick time during this six-kilometer leg of the journey, during which al bakraoui has detonated his bomb at the maelbeek metro station. just eight minutes later, he arrives here, just over a kilometer away from the scene of the metro blast. he was right here 40 minutes after that attack when emergency services would have been fighting to save people's lives. it's the last image of the day that is captured of him on cc tv. after that, he disappears. it would be 17 days before authorities catch their man in anderlecht. police pouncing on abrini has he walked by here in plain sight. it's just a short distance from molenbeek where he and many of
the other young men implicated in the brussels and paris attacks grew up. kelly morgan, cnn, brussels. some other stories we're following for you. there is now a criminal investigation into sunday's deadly temple fire in india. >> we just got this new video showing the explosions that happened during a fireworks celebration. at least 106 people were killed, and more than 500 others injured. >> officials say the fireworks display was not authorized, and now families are going through the heartbreaking process of identifying their loved ones. joining us now live from mumbai, you look at that video and you see how much of a violent incident this was. i know you have new details on people detained because of what happened and others being chased right now. what more do we know about that? >> reporter: we've just heard from police officials in kollam, in the town where this deadly
horrific incident took place, and they have confirmed that they have detained five people. they are questioning them. these are people who work for the fireworks company, contractors, people the company that supplied fireworks to the temple, and they are also looking for at least ten people who worked for the temple. perhaps members of the temple authority board. they are absconding at the moment. police very much trying to track them down to find out, really get to the bottom of it to see who violated which order. we are now hearing that the temple authorities did not have permission to carry on this fireworks display. but, of course, as we know, the fireworks display did go ahead, and it resulted in this awful, awful tragedy which has taken the lives of 106 people. errol. >> and this was such a big and large tragedy. i understand they're still having to go through the location where this happened to
find possibly if there are more victims there or clues at least. how does a temple like this get access to such a large amount of fireworks while not having approval? is corruption a possible factor here, because we've seen things like that in the past? >> reporter: you're right. we have seen things like that in the past. corruption could definitely be a reason, and sometimes it could just be people just ignoring the rules. there is also some confusion here about exactly which rule was in place. some local people are saying, well, there was a ban on fireworks. some people are saying, well, the ban had been lifted for the night. so police really have to get to the bottom of it to see if the ban was actually in place, if the ban was in place, from what time to what time. did anybody break the rules by going ahead with the fireworks? so we're still waiting for those sort of details, but corruption could definitely be a possibility or people simply ignoring the rules to go ahead
with the fireworks to enjoy a night of celebration. that could be the other possibility as well, errol. >> it seems as though it was a failure by a number of people considering who they've arrested and who they're looking into. thankfully they do have an idea of who may be responsible. 11:45 in the morning there. thanks. on a lighter note now and to an historic win at augusta national golf club. 28-year-old danny willet is the masters champion. he's the first englishman to capture the green jacket since 1996. but it's the defending champion that's making the headlines. jordan spieth suffered a devastating collapse after leading the entire weekend. shane oh donahue has more. >> reporter: there may be no script, but there is the most perfect stage at augusta national. and in this, the 80th staging of the masters tournament, a classic was thrown up on this memorable sunday. the winner, danny willet, 28
years of age and claiming his first major title. with a wonderful final round of 67, no dropped shots, five under par, and that was the magic number that it took to claim the green jacket. it was a desperately disappointing day for jordan spieth, who was, of course, the defending champion. he had high hopes starting out the day at three under. he actually got into a five-shot lead. when he got to seven under at one point on the back nine after reeling off successive birdies on 6, 7, 8, and 9. so then he entered the back nine, which is so famous here at augusta national. that's where it all went wrong on holes 10, 11, with bogies on both, and then hitting the water on the par 3 12th. it resulted in the end in a 7, which was a quadruple bogey. so six shots gone in the space of just three holes, and he was then chasing. but he couldn't get it done. and he said, it's 30 minutes he hopes never to repeat again in
his professional career. obviously very disappointed as he held back the tears. but no joy for spieth in his three masters appearances. second, first, and joint second in 2016. quite a record. maybe the trend will continue, and he'll win it again in 2017. but no doubt about the man in the green jacket here. right now, it is danny willet of england. the winner of the 2016 masters tournament with a wonderful total of five under par. shane o'donoghue, cnn, augusta. >> congrats to the englishman. >> tough day for spieth. >> indeed. we've covered a lot of ground. please do stay with us. there's much more to come on cnn newsroom. u.s. president barack obama talks strategy and how to defeat terrorism. we'll have that and a whole lot more. stay with us.
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saying we should carpet bomb innocent civilians, that is not a productive approach to defeating terrorism. when i hear people sungiggestin that we should ban all muslims from entering the country, that is not a good approach to defeating terrorism. our approach has to be smart. >> meanwhile, u.s. republican presidential hopeful john kasich says americans need to calm down. on the cbs program "face the nation," the ohio governor reacted to two so-called religious freedom measures. these controversial laws passed in north carolina and mississippi that affect the rights of gay and transgender people. >> why do we have to write a law every time we turn around in this country? can't we figure out just how to get along a little bit better and respect one another? i mean that's where i think we ought to be. everybody, chill out. get over it. if you have a disagreement with somebody. that's where i am right now, john. and unless there's something that pops up, i'm not inclined
to sign anything. espionage charges against a u.s. navy officer are coming to light months after his arrest. nick valencia reports on what's now considered a national security case. >> reporter: the violations are wide-ranging, everything from adultery to espionage and attempted espionage. they were first made public over the weekend when this suspect had his preliminary court appearance, and some of these accusations include failure to safely secure classified material. also accused of information related to national offense, possibly giving advantageous information to a foreign nation. he's also aki there are also two charges, bringing discredit by patronizing at least one prostitute. u.s. official tells me this investigation had been taking place for months, and that the
suspect was caught back last year at the end of summer, beginning of fall. but this information only made public during that first court appearance. a couple of things that we don't know and still outstanding, exactly how long this lieutenant commander that is being accused of espionage, how long he was in the navy. we also don't know and u.s. officials are not discloser which foreign nation he's accused of being in contact with. this case will now be sent to the four-star admiral, phillip davidson because it is a case of national security, and that four-star admiral will decide whether or not to refer the charges to court martial. it's very important to realize exactly what information he had access to because depending on the sensitivity of that information and what he passed along, this crime could be punishable by the death penalty. nick valencia, cnn, atlanta. conjugal visits and trips to the sauna, just some of the freedoms el chapo had as an inmate in a high-security federal prison in mexico. now one of the few people who
has ever questioned him is revealing the extent of el chapo's control. rafael roma reports. >> reporter: barrel after barrel of drug-making chemicals, nearly 52 tons all together. plastic containers full of toxic liquids totaling more than 19,000 gallons. it was all seized by mexican authorities last week in the mountains of northern mexico, turf of the sinaloa drug cartel. its leader, joaquin guzman, better known as el chapo or shorty in english is behind bars, but it seems his cartel hasn't stopped making meth. >> translator: it's no surprise to this attorney, jose antonio ortega is one of a handful of prosecutors who have ever interrogated the drug lord. >> translator: el chapo hatred. he means death, ortega says. he's somebody who poisons people not only in mexico but also in the united states. ortega interrogated el chapo as
a suspect in the year 2000 as part of an investigation into the murder of a mexican cardinal. his first shock, the suspect arrived almost 13 hours late. the explanation from el chapo himself made him furious. he said, look, today, i had my conjugal visit. afterwards, i went to the steam room, and then i went to take a nap so that i could greet you as you deserve. he didn't behave as a prisoner, ortega says, but as the man in charge. custodians acted as his personal assistants. el chapo was the prison owner at that point. it was as if he were someone inviting us to his house, ortega said. the attorney gave us a copy of the deposition he took that day,
march 16, 2000. this is el chapo's signature right above that of ortega's. el chapo would escape twice in the next 15 years, including his breakout last july, using a mile-long tunnel fitted with a motorcycle on tracks. guzman remains behind bars. mexican officials have indicated multiple times that they have every intention to extradite the drug lord to the united states. but the process may take anywhere from one to five years, and some fear el chapo may escape again. el chapo faces multiple drug trafficking and murder charges in mexico and in at least seven u.s. jurisdictions. so ortega now must wait his turn to finish the interrogation he began 15 years ago. rafael roma, cnn, mexico city. and we'll take a very short break right here. still to come, hillary clinton and bernie sanders. they're each looking to stake a claim on new york voters. >> that's right.
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welcome back to our viewers here in the united states and all around the world. i'm rosemary church. and i'm errol barnett. we're half an hour into our two-hour block. let's update you on our top stories. loyalists and rebel forces in yemen, the cease fire took effect just before midnight local time sunday. rebels have been fighting. the two sides are set to hold peace talks next week. the ukrainian prime minister says he is resigning. he made the announcement over the weekend and called for the formation of a new government. the latest political crisis in ukraine comes amid the country's fight against russia-backed separatists in the eastern
region. more protests in dakar sunday after the murder of another bangladeshi blogger last week. the country's home minister is denying al qaeda's claim that they were behind the killing, blaming homegrown militants instead. he added authorities have a few suspects in mind. they haven't made any arrests just yet. the world food program has delivered 20 tons of much-needed aid to some 200,000 people trapped under isis control in eastern syria. it was the first time the agency has reached the besieged city of deir ez-zor since march of 2014. the supplies are supposed to be enough to feed 2,500 people for a month. more air drops are planned for the coming days. so if you thought all the primaries and caucuses were done, you're wrong. there's more to come. the new york primaries now are
just over a week away, and the candidates are campaigning hard. republican front-runner donald trump called the nominating process a corrupt system that deprives people of their vote. >> rival ted cruz defended his criticism of new york values now that he's campaigning there. he told cnn he was referring to the liberal values of democratic politicians. >> yes, of course. and bernie sanders is hoping to maintain his momentum after winning eight of the last nine democratic contests. sanders is jewish, and his stand on the 2014 gaza war sets him apart from the other candidates. >> was israel's response disproportionate? i think it was. israel has a 100% -- and no one will fight for that principle more strongly than i will -- has the right to live in freedom, independently, and in security without having to be subjected to terrorist attacks. but i think that we will not
succeed to ever bring piece into that region unless we also treat the palestinians with dignity and respect. >> now, both sanders and clinton are laying claim to new york, but sarah began um reports some local voters say neither candidate is addressing their real concerns. >> reporter: bernie, with his undeniable brooklyn accent. >> that i was born here in new york city. >> reporter: and hillary, the former new york senator, parking her campaign headquarters here. >> i am thrilled to have a chance to be here in brooklyn. >> reporter: battling it out over who has stronger new york ties. >> born in illinois. that's not a crime. >> i love new york. >> reporter: but a true brooklynite. brooklyn borough president eric adams says neither candidate is in touch with the issues that some new yorkers face. >> there's the beautiful new york on park avenue, and then there's the trouble in new york on park place in brooklyn.
so let's represent both parts of new york. >> reporter: a lifelong democrat, adam says he hasn't endorsed either candidate and won't be attending the debate on thursday, being held in his borough at the brooklyn navy yard. >> why are we focusing on places that is a success story? why not go to the heart of areas that needs to be successful. brownsville is that. >> reporter: brownsville is one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in new york city. the crime rate is above 40%. more than a third of the population lives in poverty. it has the highest concentration of public housing in the city. a breeding ground for gang violence. it's here we met adam. in front of an elementary school where a mother of 12 was shot and killed, caught in the crossfire of gang warfare. >> she covered the body of her children, and she was shot and killed. and it's really representative of the brownsvilles across america. >> reporter: his message is resonating with the people here.
gene barkley says he was once into drugs and a life on the street in brownsville. life is hard here, and he wants the candidates to see that. if the candidates were to come to brownsville, what would you want them to here from the people who live here? >> to see if they can stop the shooting and the crimes, number one. if that was stopped, a whole lot of other things will stop. >> reporter: with the april 19th primary approaching, clinton and sanders have been crisscrossing the city all weekend, vying for the state's 291 democratic delegates. clinton, stopping at brooklyn landmarks like the famed junior's diner, a favorite on the campaign trail. sanders holding a rally in front of his childhood home, trying to close the gap. you don't think they're trying hard enough here? >> no, they're not. i know they're going to the boardwalk. they're walking through harlem. they're sitting in the black church. those are traditional things. they cannot be afraid to come to
brownsville, sit down in a public housing, have a town hall right here, have a debate right here. that's the right statement. >> reporter: sarah ganum, cnn, brooklyn. and it is a big week for politics on cnn. for the next three nights, anderson cooper will host town halls with each of the republican candidates and their families. on monday, john kasich will be joined by his wife, karen, and daughters reese and emma. on tuesday, donald trump will appear alongside his wife melania and children ivanka, eric, and donald jr. and then wednesday, ted cruz will be joined by his wife heidi. they'll all talk with anderson and take questions from the audience. then on thursday, don't miss the democratic presidential debate as hillary clinton and bernie sanders face off live from new york. it all happens this week at 9:00 p.m. eastern time. that's 2:00 a.m. in london and 9:00 a.m. in hong kong. only here on cnn.
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sunday. macedonian police fired tear gas and rubber bullets. you see some of that footage here. more than 10,000 people have been stranded at that border since february. >> five migrants also died after their boat capsized off the greek coast over the weekend. this all comes in the wake of a controversial eu-turkey agreement. under the deal, migrants who arrive in greece illegally after march 20th will be sent back to turkey. carrie von bulic joins us from london. thanks so much for your time today. this is an interesting situation. you basically called the eu resettlement program a mess and you've just returned from some makeshift detention centers. just tell us what you saw that feeds that opinion. >> well, what i saw was really the disastrous consequence of
europe's dogged stubbornness to get as many people back to turkey as quickly as possible. i was in the camps in lesbos, and i saw many refugees who should never be in detention. people with disabilities, many young children, all fearful of what's next. and the worst thing is as they all explained to me, that they really have no idea. the system is disfunctional. no one knows what the next steps are, and they're all afraid that they're going to be sent back and that they still haven't reached the safety they so desperately need. >> so how do we explain the situation deteriorating to what we're witnessing here? many of the recently detained migrants, you say, shouldn't even be at that's detention centers. they should have qualified for a protected status. so what is it that's not happening? is it just a lack of manpower? is it a lack of will or what? >> no. this is very much a predictable outcome of choices, of policy choices of leaders in europe. what we see here is automatic
detention now of every single person who arrives in the islands. that's already illegal. but what happens here is that there is this determination to get this kicked off quickly. so processing people as fast as possible. now, that's a myth because of resources, as you say there are, for example, in one center, there's only one case worker to deal with a thousand cases. absolutely impossible. but in the meantime, people are stuck in horrible conditions. i saw people sleeping on the ground who one person, for example, who could walk, i saw a 1-year-old baby who is still suffering the consequences of a chemical attack in syria, who is stuck in these crowded, cramped conditions with not enough food. and all of this is happening in a very deliberate way. it's supposed to work as a deterrent to people crossing, but of course this is not how you can handle some of the most vulnerable people in the world. >> but then again, this is unprecedented. i mean with so many new arrivals.
what, more than a million migrants and refugees there in europe in just the past year, what else can the eu do because what we've witnessed is there is a persistent lack of consensus among member nations, not all of them wanting to contribute the same amount. some not even wanting the migrants within their borders. what else can be done here? >> well, i want to be very clear about one thing. it's true that greece in and of itself cannot handle this. i mean it's true. the numbers are high. it's difficult, and they shouldn't be left alone with this. but what can happen is, of course, that europe takes on this responsibility more broadly. don't forget, europe has already promised to relocate 160,000 people from greece and italy to other countries in europe. it simply hasn't happened. if you look at the clashes, those are all people who were technically supposed to be relocated to other countries in europe. so europe is not even following up on the promises it was able
to make and the consensus it was able to reach. so this is a collective failure on the european side. it is possible for europe as a whole to deal with this situation in a better way through relocation of those people from greece, but also through resettlement from other countries, turkey, lebanon, et cetera, and to create a safe passage and to avoid the disastrous routes. because make no mistake, this deal is not actually going to stop people from arriving in europe. it's simply going to bring people to take other routes such as, for example, the libya-italy route again. >> and with weather improving, we can expect those numbers to continue to flow into europe, certainly an eye-opening report that amnesty international has. still to come here on "cnn newsroom," a royal trip to india. we'll take you live to new delhi to find out what the duke and duchess of cambridge have planned for the next leg of their journey. plus the 2016 mtv movie
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are in india this week. the duke and duchess of cambridge began their week-long trip sunday by paying their respects to the victims of the 2008 mumbai attacks. they wrapped up the day at a fund-raising dinner where they rubbed shoulders with bollywood's biggest stars. >> the next stop on their tour, new delhi. more on what's in store for the royal couple. what lies ahead for them once they get to new delhi? >> reporter: rosemary, their day in mumbai was all about building those business, social and cultural ties, and delhi is about building those political ties and perhaps making a political statement. as prince william said in his speech at the royal ga la dinner in mumbai, yesterday, britain and india share a very long historical relationship. he is here to honor that and the
personal relationship that his family has had with this country. more importantly, he is here to build a new relationship, new ties with this country, with modern india, the india of the 21st century. so when they arrive, they will be driving down the grand boulevards of delhi, much of it built during the british empire. they will visit the india gate, which is one of the main war memorials, in particular. they will be honoring the 17,000 indian soldiers who died during the first world war when they were serving for the british empire. then they will head to gandy's submitthy. that is the house where mahatma gandy, the founder of modern day india and also a world leader in terms of the nonviolence movement, that's where he spent the last 144 days of his life. they will be following in his footsteps out of the room and into the garden area where he was assassinated back in 1948.
from there, they will heading to a dinner hosted by the british high commissioner here. that's where they will be meeting a lot of political leaders here and the whos who of delhi. rosemary. >> all right. a lot to cover there. many thanks to you. >> thanks. now, the mtv movie awards began with a bang on sunday. surely you've seen this on social media. hosts kevin hart and dwayne johnson kicked things off with a tribute to mad max, and they kept the energy high throughout the night. >> star wars won the night's biggest award for movie of the year. two of its stars, daisy ridley and adam driver also took home prizes for their performances. meanwhile, will smith got the generation award, a tribute to his hollywood career, and melissa mccarthy became the first woman to win the comedic genius awards. and she is awesome. and it's good to see will recognized because he was ignored at some of these earlier
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changing their plan at the last minute. new details on the brussels terror attacks, and how they were meant for a different european capital. plus, a province on the brink. an exclusive report on the fight for key territory in afghanistan as some afghan soldiers are deserting to the taliban. a shocker in augusta. danny willard becomes the first englishman to win the masters since 1996 at a breakdown of one of golf's best. hello and welcome to our viewers here in the states and those watching around the world. i'm errol barnett. >> and i'm rosemary church.
this is our second hour of "cnn newsroom." ♪ investigators looking into last month's belgian terror attacks have made a startling revelation. the terrorists originally intended to attack paris instead of brussels. they changed plans when they thought authorities were closing in on them. >> police in belgium say the suspect they arrested friday admitted to being the so-called man in the hat highlighted here. he's seen with two other terrorists just before they attacked the brussels airport. for more, we're joined by kelly morgan, who is in brussels this morning. kelly, officials have learned quite a bit of new information since detaining several suspects on friday. and much of it is ominous. what is new today? >> reporter: you're absolutely right. there have been developments every day since those six people were arrested on friday.
chief among they would, mohammed abrini. what we know about asama is that police say he was the second metro bomber. then we have abrini confessing to being the third airport bomber. so police believe they have identified the five men directly involved in the brussels attacks on march 22. and now yesterday, we had this news about the plot in france, that belgium wasn't the initial target, it was france, the business district and also the catholic association in paris. so there have been a lot of developments. interesting timing with this french plot, given that police have had the computer that all this data was found on since the raid on the 23rd of march. that's the property that was used by the brussels attackers to make their bombs. so we're hearing this development now. we don't know for sure whether
abrini has helped police decipher that information, but certainly he does appear to be talking to police, confessing to be the airport bomber. he was helpful in telling them he dumped his jacket and sold his hat. so they'll be trying to run down those leads to make sure there aren't any other jihadists in our midst plotting and planning more attacks, errol. >> and that final point is why so many people have been concerned and so critical of the belgian government for not really defusing this terror cell sooner. now the realization they've been traveling across boarders and they were planning to attack paris once again. you have retraced abrini's steps through brussels. it took them weeks to find this man. walk us through what he did. well, it's an extraordinary
trick, from the airport he of course abandoned his suitcase in the terminal and fled. and he walks ten kilometers, being picked up by tv cameras along the way, and appeared to be heading back to the area just 15 minutes short of where the metro station bombing was unfolding. he was 15 minutes away from that scene, 40 minutes after the blast. now, that is the last time that cc-tv captures him on camera. we don't know where he went after that. the next we see of him is when he's being pounced on by police as he was just very casually walking up the road in plain sight. and that is what is so extraordinary about this investigation, is that the suspects are hiding in plain sight, clearly being helped by
the community. a lot of it goes back to how they i guess become introduced into violence, they become part of the gang culture and feel more loyal to these gang culture than to authorities, errol. >> certainly some eye-opening stuff. kelly morgan with the latest, despite past 9:00 in the morning. kelly, thanks. rosemary? errol, we turn to afghanistan now where taliban insurgents are gaining ground in the country's helmand province, shifting loyalties are part of the reason for their advance. cnn national correspondent nick paton walsh joins us from kabul with exclusive details. why are the soldiers swapping sides and choosing to fight with the taliban and how likely will afghan troops regain this lost territory? >> reporter: in the two instances we spoke to about the
report, they have a sense of abandon by the broader afghan army. about 2/3 of the personnel losses the afghan army has on the battlefield are because of desertion, people failing to turn up for work. in helmand, hundreds of british and american lives were lost. now not even 18 months since nato operations ended, they're on the advance and pushing towards the capital, which is imperiled. you know a war is going badly when your enemy is right in front of you. this white flag is the taliban's. they are that close to these afghans, defending one of the last government holdouts in helmand province. it used to be nato that shot from these positions near the vulnerable city. hundreds of americans and britains died for helmand. many in this town where these
pictures show the afghan army in heavy clashes. but now afghanistan is quite quickly watching helmand fall. the taliban are winning partly because of men hike these. this is a rare window into the afghan government's worst nightmare. soldiers from the afghan army, who america spent billions training, who say they've defected and joined the taliban. they're edgy, never dreamed they would change sides. >> i did 18 months of army training and took an oath to serve this country. but the situation changed, the army let us down, so we had to come to the taliban who treat us like guests. >> reporter: they carry their old uniforms used to get their old army wages. they fought where these pictures were filmed. yet now both use their training and experience to train the
taliban. >> translator: i decided to lead the army when my dead and injured comrades laid in the base but nobody took them to the hospital. my army training is very useful now, as i am now training taliban fighters with the same knowledge. >> reporter: men who seen the tide turn and voted with their feet. the fact that here in kabul you can talk to many officials who say the capital could fall any day, gives you a sense of how much on the offensive the taliban are, and what could happen in the summer fighting season ahead. this is the center of the key town of the taliban sites. tense, yet teeming. some visit briefly with areas the taliban control. it's too soon to say whether the
people are happy with the taliban. the bazaar is full of people that used to be empty. that was because the security was bad. others fled to the outskirts from the fighting and flashpoints. >> translator: my worst memory is how a wedding party was hit by a mortar, killing a large number of women and children. >> translator: the police left after the fighting intensified and told me to move to a vacant corner of the village. but the rockets and bullets followed killing ten people. so i came here. >> reporter: just over a year since nato stopped fighting, and here the taliban's white flags are closer than ever. now i should point out that afghan and american officials contend with the idea that the capital is in capital. the capital, when we spoke to him yesterday, said if that happened he would resign. that's how unlikely he thinks it is. and american officials were similarly confident in that the
afghan forces could hold. but a police official totally disagreed saying the taliban are advancing on that city from both sides and hold five districts in that province. i should give you another indication here, in kabul, the kind of security problems they're facing, not only did john kerry's visit over the weekend get met over his minutes by four rockets landing quite close to the american embassy -- no casualties there, the taliban claiming that attack -- we've also heard that an explosion has hit a bus carrying afghan education ministry officials, killing two of them, injuring seven. that's simply people trying to organize schools in afghanistan, not particularly popular with the taliban in many instances. here in kabul, they're not safe. add to the broader picture of the deterioration in afghanistan, they get their
hands on the poppy trade and they could get a lot of cash, making the summer fighting season perilous for afghans. >> we'll have to see what impacts this has on the plans the u.s. has to draw down on troops. nick paton walsh, joining us live from afghanistan. nick is bringing us a rare look inside afghanistan's endless war. on tuesday, we'll hear from two commanders who joined isis from the taliban. but after seeing the militant group's brutality, the men defected against the radicals. >> reporter: isis, they say, came from pakistan, not iraq, and promised guns and money to the taliban. it went sour fast. >> translator: this makes us happy. we want isis wiped out.
>> we'll hear from victims of isis. that's tuesday, right here on cnn. john kerry is the first u.s. secretary of state to pay his respects at a memorial to hiroshima's bombing victims. he and foreign ministries from the g-7 summit laid wreaths at the monument. back in 1945, the u.s. dropped an atomic bomb, killing an estimated 140,000 people. three days later, 70,000 people were killed in nagasaki. denuclearization and terrorism are the focus of the g-7 summit. shocking beyond words. that is how india's prime minister described a deadly temple fire in the southern city of kolan. [ gunfire ] >> you see and here in this new video what happened during a fireworks celebration on sunday, which officials say was not
authorized. at least 106 people were killed and more than 500 others injured. >> for the latest, we want to go to our reporter live in mumbai. so more people have been detained in connection to this horrifying fire. what information do you have on the progress of this criminal investigation? >> reporter: well, police officials have confirmed to us a short time ago that they detained five people who were involved in supplying the fireworks to temple authorities. and they are also looking for about ten people who work for the temple. temple trustees who we believe are on the run. they need to get to these people and understand whether a van was in place, and if so, who were the people responsible for violating the ban. there were families that lived close to the temple who were
complaining about the fireworks. there is an annual tradition at the temple, and we heard that these fireworks can get quite big, because it often results in a competition between local groups to see which can produce more spectacular fireworks. people had complained and asked for a ban. we are told that temple authorities violated that ban. so police say their priority is to track down these people who are on the run, and then we will see what they are eventually charged with, whether they are charged with culpable homicide or for ignoring a ban or for a combination of both of them. that's the update we've been able to get from police. rosemary? >> it's not the first time we've seen things play out, fireworks displayed here. so how does that happen and what will the likely ramifications be?
>> reporter: how does that happen? unfortunately it is quite common that sometimes people just don't take rules seriously enough. it's not the first time that we've seen a case where, you know, law and order rules just people have violated law and order situation. that looks very much to have been the case in this horrible accident. what will the ramifications be? it depends on what temple authorities are charged with when the charge sheet is prepared. and that, rosemary, can take months. so what the eventual penalty and punishment will be, we don't know. it will depend on that official charge sheet, which could have culpable homicide on it, but we'll have to wait for a few weeks or months to see what officials are officially charged with. >> mallika kapur follow thing
story from mumbai. appreciate it. you may have heard by now that ukraine's prime minister is stepping down, as the country's political crisis deepens. we'll try and understand what's happening there in a live report coming up. plus, the masters golf tournament ends on a dramatic note. we'll tell you about the historic highs and memorable lows at augusta national. back in a moment. is better for your skin than wearing no makeup at all? neutrogena® cosmetics. powders, concealers and foundations in new shades for more skin tones. with vitamins and antioxidants. your skin will look beautiful when you wear it and even after you take it off. neutrogena® cosmetics
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this just in to cnn. south korean officials say a senior intelligence officer with the north korean military has defected. >> they say the defector was a senior colonel with the north korean reconnaissance general bureau, in charge of espionage operations against the south. we'll keep you posted. ukraine's prime minister says he is resigning.
political division has also grown worse in the capital prompting president poroshenko to call for the prime minister's resignation in february. >> we're joined now from kiev in ukraine to try and understand what's happening there. victoria, every time we discussion the situation in ukraine, we describe it as a crisis. where is there such disarray two years into this war? >> reporter: the prime minister also called it a crisis, but he said sit a traditional one. it was created by politicians as a result of the so-called revolution in the center of kiev against the former government. unfortunately, the people who received the results of it have been failing to deliver the reforms expected by the people
and fulfill their political promises. >> and the failure to deliver on these reforms is really the main gripe ukrainians have with their government. but look at what the outgoing prime minister says his mission and goals are. he's basically making the point that now he has a more broad agenda. he says as of today, new electoral law, you dish reform, ukraine's membership in the eu, and nato. what kind of influence will he have to deliver on that, considering it's been so difficult to get these reforms through? >> well, we've been quite puzzled by this, because it looks like the only other post in the country that has the pow tore do this is the presidential one. so does it mean the prime minister will run for the president in the next election? the next person who is more likely to become the prime minister is actually from the
same political company. which makes the major politician opposition bloc changing the person at the top, even basically among the same people. errol? >> if anything, it just proves the uncertainty in ukraine we've seen the past two years is surely to continue, at least for the short term. victoria, thanks for your insight there. now we turn to a historic victory and a simultaneous astonishing collapse. this is at the augusta national golf club. danny willett won the masters on sunday. he captured the green jacket for the first major victory of his career. so good for him. >> yeah, but most of the buzz has been around american jordan spieth, the defending champion
fell apart late in the day after leading the entire weekend. shane o donahue reports. >> reporter: there may be no script, but there is the most perfect stage at augusta national. and in this, a classic was thrown up on this memorable sunday. the winner, danny willett, 28 years of age, and claiming his first major title, with a wonderful final round of 67, no drop shots, five under par, and that was the magic number it took to claim the green jacket. it was a disappointing day for jordan spieth who was, of course, the defending champion. he had high hopes starting out the day at 3 under. he got into a five-shot lead. when he got to 7 under at one point after the back nine after reeling off successtive birdies on 6, 7, 8, 9. then he entered the back nine. that's where it all went wrong on holes 10, 11, with bogeys on
both, and hitting the water on the 12th. it resulted in the end as a quadruple bogey. so six shots gone in the space of three holes and he was then chasing. but he couldn't get it done. and he said, it's a 30 minutes he hopes never to repeat again in his professional career. obviously very disappointed as he held back the tears. but no joy for spieth in his three masters appearance. second, first, and joint second in 2016. quite a record. maybe the trend will continue and he'll win it again in 2017. but no doubt about the man in the green jacket here, right now it is danny willett of england, the winner of the 2016 masters tournament, with a wonderful total of 5 under par. shane o'donahue, cnn, augusta. >> amazing outcome there. the nba's golden state
warriors beat san antonio sunday for their 72nd victory, tying the lead record set by michael jordan's chicago bulls in 1995. golden state can break the record in their season finale on wednesday. the warriors dealt the spurs their first home loss of the year, spoiling their bid for history. >> steph curry the star there. >> you're basketball, right? >> exactly. and track. hillary clinton and bernie sanders are each staking a claim to new york voters. but the response isn't all that warm in some boroughs. the duke and duchess of cambridge receive a warm welcome on their first trip to india. we'll take you live to new delhi to see what they have planned for the second day of their tour.
a warm welcome back to our viewers here in the united states and of course, all around the world. i'm rosemary church. >> and i'm errol barnett. it's the last half hour with you today, so let's update you on the top stories. police detained five people and are seeking at least ten more in connection with sunday's deadly fire at a temple in southern india. at least 106 people were killed, more than 500 injured. police say the temple didn't have permission for the fireworks display that led to this tragedy. prosecutors in belgium say the terrorists who attacked brussels last month originally
intended to attack paris instead. and a belgian national now in custody admitted to being the than in the hat shortly before the attacks at the brussels airport. forces in yemen are vowing to honor a new truce. the cease-fire took effect just before midnight local time sunday. the two sides are set to hold peace talks next week. ♪ the u.s. presidential candidates are still pushing hard for every vote, and this is the head of new york's primary in just over a week. >> donald trump is calling the nominating process corrupt, after rival ted cruz's win in colorado. and is hinting he may fight it at the convention in july. >> i'm up millions of votes on
cruz, not two votes, but millions and millions of votes. i'm up by hundreds and hundreds of delegates. i go to louisiana, i win louisiana, and i say, isn't that beautiful? i love the people. i sent them a note, thank you very much. i love you, louisiana. then i find out i get less delegates than cruz because of some nonsense going on there. and i say this to the rnc and to the republican party, you're going to have a big problem, folks. >> now, on the democratic side, bernie sanders is taking a tough stand on israel. that sets him apart from all the other contenders. he's the first jewish candidate to win a presidential nominating contest. he said israel's response in the 2014 gaza war was disproportionate. >> i think that in the -- the only way we succeed is that if the united states plays a role, which is of course we are going to support israel.
but you cannot ignore the needs of the palestinian people. in gaza right now, poverty, unemployment, their community has been decimated. you can't ignore that fact. and you can't just be only concerned about israel's needs. you have to be concerned about all the needs of the people in the region. >> both sanders and hillary clinton are laying claim to new york. but some local voters say neither candidate is addressing their real concerns. >> reporter: bernie, with his undeniable brooklyn accent. and hillary, parking her campaign headquarters here. >> i am thrilled to have a chance to be here in brooklyn. >> reporter: battling it out over who has stronger new york ties. >> born in illinois. that's not a crime. >> reporter: but a true brooklynite.
eric adams says neither of the candidates are in touch with the issues some new yorkers face. >> busy, beautiful new york on park avenue. then there's the trouble of new york on park place. so let's represent both parts of new york. >> reporter: a life long democrat, adams says he hasn't endorsed either candidate and won't be attending the debate on thursday, being held in his borough at the brooklyn navy yard. >> why are we focusing on places that are a success story? why not go to the heart of areas that needs to be successful? brownsville is that. >> reporter: brownsville is one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in new york city. the crime rate is above 40%, more than a third of the population lives in poverty. it has the highest concentration of public housing in the city. a breeding ground for gang violence. it's here we met adams in front of an elementary school, where a mother of 12 was shot and kid,
caught in the cross fire of gang warfare. >> she covered the body of her children and was shot and killed. it's representative of the brownvilles across america. >> reporter: his message is resonating with the people here. gene barkley says he was once in drugs and a life on the street. life is hard here, and he wants the candidates to see that. if the candidates were to come here, what would you want them to hear from the people who live here? >> see if they can stop the shooting and the crimes. number one. if that would stop, a whole lot of other things would stop. >> reporter: with the april 19th primary approaching, clinton and sanders have been crisscrossing the city all wmd, vying for state's 291 democratic weekends. clinton, stopping at brooklyn land marks like the famed junior's diner. sanders, holding a rally in front of his childhood home.
you don't think they're trying hard enough here? >> no, they're not. i know they're going through the board walk, sitting in black churches. those are traditional things. they cannot be afraid to come to brownsville, sit down in public housing, have a town hall right here, have a debate right here. that's the right statement. >> reporter: sarah gannon, cnn, brooklyn. >> and if you're interested in politics, you want to say with cnn all week. for next three nights, anderson cooper will host town halls with each of the republican candidates and their families. monday, john kasich will be joined by his wife and daughters. tuesday, donald trump will appear alongside his wife and children. and wednesday, ted cruz will be joined by his wife. then thursday, another presidential debate. hillary clinton and bernie sanders face off live from new york. this all happens all week at 9:00 p.m. eastern, 2:00 a.m. in london, 9:00 a.m. in hong kong, only on cnn. u.s. president barack obama
criticized some of the candidates in an interview with fox news, particularly for their strategies on terrorism. he says a smart approach is needed to defeat terrorism, and in the same interview, he said insufficient planning for a post gadhafi libya was the worst mistake of his eight-year presidency. take a listen. >> worst mistake? >> probably failing to plan for the day after what i think was the right thing to do in intervening in libya. >> the nato-led intervention in 2011 led to the toppling of libyan dictator moammar gadhafi, who was captured and killed later that year. still to come this hour, britain's young royals in india. we'll go live to new delhi to find out what they have planned for the next leg of their trip. plus, the 2016 mtv movie awards honor some of the year's
welcome back, everyone. britain's duke and duchess of cambridge are on the second day of their tour of india. >> that's right. they've been meeting with young entrepreneurs in mumbai where they will later go to the indian gate. >> our reporter joins now from new delhi with more on what's in store for the royal couple there. so what's planned for them once they get to new delhi? >> reporter: well, they should be arriving in about an hour from now. and if mumbai was all about building those cultural and business and social ties, this
is all about the political ties. so once they drive, they'll be driving by the massive boulevards in new delhi, headed to the indian gate, which is a war memorial, honoring the 70,000 indian soldiers who lost their lives in the first world war as part of the british army. they will be following then in ghandi's footsteps to the garden area where he was assassinated. then they'll have dinner, a party really, hosted by the british high commission here. that's when they'll meet a lot of the political leaders in delhi. >> how has the royal couple been received in india so far?
how is it playing out in the media there? >> reporter: well, they've been received very warmly so far. a lot of the buzz has been overshadowed by that deadly temple fire, and a lot of people were wondering if anyone cares about the royals anymore in india. but still, if there's one way to get the indians talking, to get them to love you, that is to play cricket with none other than the indian cricket legend. so that's what they did, and those images of the duchess wielding that bat around and responding to the bowling, that's with her high heels on, that's got a lot of attention and what a lot of people are talking about. but in general, there was some questions here as to how they will be received, because we all know about the british past, the
colonial parts. more than 200 years in this country's history, that many indians actually want to forget about. but at the same time, right now judging by how they're being received, it seems a lot of that resentment and antagonism is gone, and people are just seeing this young couple as who they are, charming emissaries of the united kingdom, here to build a relationship with modern india. rosemary? >> all right. about an hour from now, the royal couple will touchdown this in new delhi. many thanks to you and you will be following and watching along with the royal couple as they visit. i always have my green tea here with me. our viewers always sending us pictures enjoying a cup of tea right now. climate change may be altering tea production on a massive scale in china. our meteorologist joins us with the troubling details, because this could have a massive knock
on impact. >> absolutely. india among the top producers in the world, china is number one, where 30% to 40% of the tea production of the world comes out of china. the planet is warming, that's a given. it's warmer than it was in the 1970s. rainfall amounts are 5% to 10% more than they were in the '70s. this study is coming from a university outside of boston and looked at rainfall for the monsoon season in asia. it looks like the rainfall totals are not only higher, but the longevity of the monsoon season stretches from may to august and september. so longer monsoon seasons, across a large, expansive area of eastern asia. of course, the landscape, you have the mountain slopes ideal
for tea cultivation. temps about 21 to 29 c, which is 70 to 80 degrees fahrenheit. of course, much of eastern asia has this going for them. in recent years, and in recent weeks, you look at the rainfall, it's been up to 300 millimeters, over a foot of rainfall in the first ten days of this month in april. so again, soggy areas across much of this region. the five days ahead of us here, another quarter of a meter of rainfall expected to come down. the rainy season should start in may. it's starting much earlier year after year in east asia and a large area of harvesting for tea crops. i want to show you what's happening in the central united states. parts of oklahoma and arkansas, if you're watching us, about 2.5
million people dealing us intense weather. can't rule out a few tornadoes in this region and a lot of rainfall to go around. one to two inches, and spring is upon us. this weekend, temperatures soared 10 to 20 fahrenheit, above average. even from the midwest, temps in midwest climb out of the forts into the 70s fahrenheit. new york city in the 70s also. so spring looks like it will be here to stay. >> finally. >> it was raining in l.a. last week. >> the one time errol goes to l.a. it rains. >> thank you for joining us. the 2016 mtv movie awards certainly weren't lacking for excitement. >> that's right. we'll have some of the highlights for a big night from hollywood.
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is -- "star wars, the force awakens." >> don't mind the fact that he's not wearing pants. >> it's a good look, isn't it? >> "star wars" takes the grand prize of the 2016 mtv awards. >> it was a fun night for the fans. we got some exclusive first peeks, new clips from the new film "suicide squad" and big highlights. >> kim serafin joins us from los angeles, and is in touch with the pulse of hollywood. good to see you, kim. >> thanks for having me. >> we know the mtv movie awards took place this past weekend. of course, this would represent what the younger crowd is watching in the states. what were the big winners? >> yeah, the mtv movie award are not the oscars in no way, shape or form. this is a fun ceremony.
they have the generation award, will smith got that, hosted by kevin hart and dwayne johnson. and it has the fun categories, like the best kiss and best villain. adam driver won that for "star wars." breakthrough performance. best hero. jennifer lawrence won that. best comedic performance, ryan reynolds won that. so it's a fun, different take on the ceremony. again, not the oscars in any way. and "straight out of compton," they won for true story. the cast members said he wanted to thank the academy -- no, obviously that was a little dig not getting that nod at the oscars. >> a little bit of poetic justice, you could say. but speaking of rap music, overall it was a good few days for hip-hop at the rock 'n' roll hall of fame as well, right? >> yeah.
everyone talks about who is getting inducted into the rock 'n' roll hall of fame. the big story is mwa getting inducted. i think the story was ice cube getting up and making this passionate speech why hip-hop should be included in the rock 'n' roll hall of fame. ice cube saying rock 'n' roll is not a style of music, it's a spirit. and he's right. again, there's not that many of these hip-hop groups there. but nwa, a lot of people feel like it deserves to be in the hall of fame. >> when you consider how much money hip-hop has made and developed a culture. and let's talk about the box office. you have two movies that just topped out "batman versus superman." these are two films with bad reviews but massive sales. what does that tell us? >> melissa mccarthy is such a
huge star and people see her because they know what they're going to get. and yeah, her movie just beat "superman versus batman," just under $24 million. so that's a great thing from her. but for "batman versus superman," it's still number one in the international box office for the third weekend. it's brought the total up to about $783 million. it's one of the number one top performing super hero movies ever. however, it's just probably not going to get to that $1 billion mark, which a lot of people were hoping it would, because it is the start of this whole new franchi franchise. but still, $783 million not bad. >> i think it tells you no matter what the critics say, sometimes people just want the experience of going out to these big films with their friends and family members no matter what
the reviews may suggest. it's always a good experience. kim serafin there, senior editor of "in touch weekly" speaking with us from l.a. >> great, thanks so much. tuesday marks the 55th anniversary of man kind's first space flight and some artists in russia decided to think big to commemorate the event. they've cleared out parts of snow on a frozen pond south of moscow. >> that's right. but when viewed from above, check it out. you can see a giant portrait of the first space traveler, who was 27 years old when he blasted into space in 1961. thanks for watching cnn. i'm rosemary church. >> and i'm errol barnett. our two hours are up, but connect with us on twitter any time. "early start" is next in the states. >> and elsewhere, stay tune for cnn newsroom. have a great day. >> see you.
donald trump back on the trail. back on the twitter. making some pretty strong accusations about the voting system. bernie sanders no longer going after hillary clinton's qualifications. instead attacking her judgment. the fight for new york heating up. new developments in the brussels bombings. terrorists planned for attacks in france. the latest changes that led to the deadly airport and subway blast. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm