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ebola. senior health officials around the world say time is running out to keep this disease in check. >> thanks for joining us. working to confirm the authenticity of the isis video that appears to show the beheading of american journalist steven sotloff. the video has sparked outrage and condemnation all around the world. >> >> his killer all in black brandishing a knife. 13 days after american black standing above himfá brandishinq knife. 13 days after american james foley was killed, a new video
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appearsi] to show journalisti] steven xdsotloff beheaded. the executioner with the same voice and british accent made clearxd the murder was aimed >> so continue to strike our people, our knife will continue to strike the nextw3xdçó of you people. >> reporter: sotloff grew upa5 south florida freelancing for including ñe1xdt(hgt disappe in 2013.t( staring straight ahead, his head shaven, he speaks to the camera was apparently killed, likely under duress saying he has to pay the price for u.s. intervention. haynes axd britishñiçó citizen.
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>> my son steven is in your mother was pleading for his ÷ life. my wc/xchild. >> reporter: the pointñr personn american response. >> it's just a okreminder of th organization andñr i think president obama has shown that when organizations do these types of things to americani]u citizens, they do nott( go g watching this vido is alarming. one, it's aimed atxd america an president obama and another is how calmt( steven sotloff is asd delivers his last words, calm at the alarming point when the knife goes to his neck. this is a sad human storstory, family says they know of the videwp and is grieving private. jim sciutto, cnn, washington.
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>> the white house has authorized a request to send 350 additional u.s. troops to iraq to protect american facilities and personnel in baghdad. now that includes the u.s. embassy and the baghdad airport. ñ the numbe american military personneóbt( responsible ini] iraq is nowq at 820.r ráe house isó[ also sending secretary of state john kerry and defense secretary chuck hagel to the middle east to quote build a stronger regional partnershipok against isisq militants,ñr listen. >> the@ lericans and the united states will not go alone.çó in the american public wants us to do that. there are steps we've taken. the president authorized more than 120 strikes in iraq. they haveñr a range ofcxd purpo assistance andc protecting thet american people there but part
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>> theseg videosu from isis are meant to cause shock and fear, but they could alsonb provide important clues about theñi group. tom forman has more on what analysts areçó looking for and what thoseq details mightjfxd j reveal. obama, have to pay for your actionsq for yet another american citizen so just as your missiles continue to strikexd o people, our knife will continue to strike the next of your ñi people.%s@&hc >> nowñr compare that to the voe d8>> an attempt by youxd obama den thf living in safety will result in bl% analysts say if it's notko !út same voice, at very least the accent sounds like itu comes fm the london area,xdxdñilp that s
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dozens of radicals traveled from there to join thefá fightfá aga the syriane1 government. they were thought to be handling foreigners captured byxdfáfáxd this, every secondñi analyzing e electronic impulses, thee1 audi identification, geography for whatever information it can provide as well as the productionxd techniques and e d is one keylp similarity. fo they threatened to kill sotloff in the future and at the!u end that video there is a threat to killxd another host# at some datet( lpçóahead. >> tom foreman reporting there. ]÷ want to get analysis now. >á operative and now ag.ñicnn
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national securityfá analyst and joins us live vialpxd skype frow port beach ini] e1california. good toi] talk with ñiyou. i want to start with whatxú lue youe1 were getting from watchin thisxd just horrifying video an howe1q useful %$t it be injf tracking down theçó killers. 4i i want toxdok get theq meta dat. for instance, you can tel! thex temperature, you can tell even gio locations at some point. you can also using computers 0ñ itñiñr withñi overhea photography and narrow down w4k=h they are. there is quite a few hostages. there are goq americans that hae presumably been murdered and a third womanúhílhdñr by themt( b special operations to launch a raidfáq to figure out precisely where this is and it's 9] amaz fz youokq compar
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it with telephoneq)uq)cepts, and all sorts of other electronic data scooped up ine1 that part of the world. they can really do a lot. on top of it,t( you runxdlplpxdh socialq analytics and you can gt a good picture who the hostage takers are. >>ñr hopefully, they can move quickly on that. what needs to be done and how soon will wea5 likelya5 see a coordinated effort to formq a coalitionñi willing and able to stop isis in the tracks in iraq andt(i] syria and what strategy needed to do that, do you think? >> i think we'relp getting clos. saudi arabia had arrests, nearly 90 people the last couple days, sympathi:ñs oflp qçóisis. you see the same thing in the lp united unit q$erits.
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what disturbs me,xd we are not movingok quickly is because the government baghdad is3w frankl sectarian. it's -- the prime minister not going to be accepted bynb the sunnis andlp province.lp we shoulñ ultimatelya5 do is de a wedgee1 between fáñiisis and tribes and restq debts that promise, the samexd thing tnu$ syria. we're notxdt( doing that now. right now, the sunnis areq telling me they will only accept partition. they may walk that back butfá ty ypasis until they get a better government and + that will include a new oil law for instance. >> while this islp happening, a oflp this time it's taking, isi is takingjfñi advantage of th'k vacuum, if you liki and for no, asok we've been reporting, ans7
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additional 350 u.s. troops arei authorized to go toko zviraq. a total of 20 u.s. troops providing prq4#ction in i]iraq. is it inevitable we will see boots on the groundfá despite wt the whitejf house. >> if çóisis makes anjfe1 offen embassy, which itsv4 keepslpe1 closer to, i think the president feels so much pressure it will have to something other t bombing strikes. but ultimately, i think hexd d understands we cannot get in the middle of a sectarian war. there is a sunni split in iraq and syria that we do not want to take sides with and this isñi w it'sxd such a fine line of what you actually dfó but we definitely don't want to sendxd
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troops in to support a government, a prime minister who had been a member of aq proiranian party. it would be a catastrophe. >> bob bear, thankst( to you fo bringing your analj/m to us here on cnn. weu7 always appreciate talking with you. >> heq knows what he's talking about. the big question, the attacks on isis, whate1 happens the next d? the bigxd issue for the obama administration, whatçó fills th vacuum? >> the problem for syria, thate opens up a lot of other problems and it's a process workingñi tr this coalition together. >> some other storiesñi making news now, new information about the air strikenb int( somalia, wouldn't say whether the leaderd
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qf'áqlp they said h"1 was an id targetçó and that the air strik appears to have succeeded. >> wee1 certainly believe  hit what we werejf aiming álz and bd onw3 intelligence was actionabl strong enough,e1q wee1 took thi strike. turning to a very different story in scotland, a new opinion poll shows a surge in support for çóindependence from the unid kingdom go weeks before a historic referendum backingc th yes movement is now at the highest ever level at 47%. scotts will head to the5a polln september 18th. spain after removing their ailing son from a listen done hospital. the couple was released from jail after british authorities decided not to prosecute. they took him out of the hospital and went toq spain aftr doctorsxd refused to give the xd
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5-year-old a special cancer treatment. all right. we'll take a very short break right now butlp next on cnn, fighting rages in easternt(e1 ukraine and separatists have the upper hand. we'll show you one devastatede1 city andiw3 bring you the rebe point of view. also coming ñrup, theçó man in liberia after an ebolaw3 patients gets out of the hospital. g for my retirement. transamerica made it easy. [ female announcer ] everyone has a moment when tomorrow becomes real. transamerica. transform tomorrow. transamerica. nowwith the virtualhe phfreedom of wi-fi. the car, chevrolet, the first and only car company to bring built-in 4g lte wi-fi to cars, trucks and crossovers. hi mom. you made it! it's the new independence.
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. welcome back, everyone. pro-russian fighters say they are on the verge of retaking the donetsk airport in eastern ukraine. it's the latest in a week-long rebel counter offensive that kiev says is powered by russian troops, a charge moscow denies. >> president vladimir putin was quote the by the eu commission president as saying russia could take kiev in just two weeks. they say that was taken out of context, hard to imagine how but they say they have a recording and willing to prove it. we have more on the rebel advance from the rebels themselves. >> reporter: they are confident and surging forward, rebels with t-72 tanks that look brand-new, hard to believe the hardware was won in battle.
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pro-russian separatists are firmly in control of the town after a three-week siege. their commander who says he's the mayor, too, shows us his stockpile of trophies. >> how can we tell this is definitely ukrainian? >> this marks say this is ukrainia ukrainian. >> reporter: the ukrainian national guard lose many men here targeted by artillery, trapped until a corridor was agreed to let the soldiers out, or at least some of them. flushed with the power of victory tried his hardest to show mercy. [speaking foreign language]. >> translator: i proposed to give up and get out but many offices are fighting for money and regular soldiers are forced
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into it. they died with tears in their eyes because they don't have experience. ukraine's national guard based itself here at the local school, even before the siege, this town was prorebel. they have done themselves few favors with the locals. [speaking foreign language]. >> translator: they put their anti tank units in, probably they didn't think about the fact this is a school and kids go back september 1st. they only thought about the territory and not about us. the territory now is trashed. and so is much of the town. we captured glimpses of the extent of the firepower used. the remanence of a huge ground fire missile that fired and at what, impossible to say. for mile after mile we saw tanks and other vehicles, remanence of what appears to have been the fiercest battle yet in the war. this burned out tank on the road
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south is just one sign of an incredibly fierce battle in what looks like a chaotic retreat. there are burned out vehicles everywhere, unexploded ordinance all over the ground. this looks like the ukrainian's last stand as the rebels stepped forward. >> fighting in eastern ukraine is driving a mass bunch of frightened nations. the united nations say more than 1 million people have been forced from their holmes. plus, the more than 800,000 russia says have crossed its border since the beginning of the year. >> when we come back, there is anger and fear on the streets of liberia as an ebola patient makes a run from the hospital. i'll have more awkward conversations than i'm equipped for,
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two urgent pleas for action on ebola. one from doctors without boarders says the world is losing the battle to contain the virus. they are asking to contribute more people, beds and resources and the head of the u.s. centers for disease control and prevention calls the outbreak an epidemic that's spiraling out of control. >> the number of cases continues to increase and is now increasing rapidly. and i'm afraid that over the next few weeks, those numbers are likely to increase further and significantly. there is a window of opportunity to temp this down but that window is closing. we need action now to scale up the response. >> and containing the virus is
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the biggest struggle health workers face. boarders have been closed, flights cancelled and schools shut. that all helps, of course, but doctors had a different challenge, dealing with the patient who fought his way out of hospital. michael holms has more. >> reporter: the man in the red shirt is believed to be infected with ebola. witnesses told reuterss that he left an ebola clinic in liberia. he wanders through a market looking for food carrying a stick and stones he used against the doctors treating him. a local doctor tries to convince the man to stop. a large crowd surrounds the man. a doctor tries to hold back the crowd while health care workers in protective clothing chase the man down the street. the angry crowd shouts at the
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workers saying the clinics aren't doing enough. [speaking foreign language]. >> reporter: it's not clear why the man left the facility. the u.n. says restrictions on people's movements and quarantine zones to contain the spread of the disease led to panic this some areas and also food shortages. liberia's president says the health care system in her country is under stress but conditions are slowly improving. here in the market, health care workers continue to try to convince the man to go back to the hospital. after that doesn't work, they can be seen dragging him to a track and pushing him into the back as he struggles to get away as the ebola epidemic shows no sign of slowing down both patients and doctors grow more desperate. michael holms, cnn. the first human trial of an experimental vaccine is getting
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underway in the united states. test subjects will be given the vaccine to see if it's safe and if it prompts on immune response. no people will be infected with ebola and initial results are many spe expected this year. it will be preventive. now the makers have received a second u.s. government contract designed to speed up production. all right. we're going to take a very short break but ahead, isis claims to have killed another american journalist. up next, remembering the life of steve sotloff. nato meets to respond to russia's aggressive behavior. we'll look at the many challenges ahead. when healthcare gets simpler. when frustration and paperwork decrease. when grandparents get to live at home instead of in a home.
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welcome back, 9:30 on the west coast of the u.s. >> welcome back to the viewers in the united states and around the world and look at the headlines this hour. u.s. officials are working to confirm the authenticity of a video isis shows the beheading of steven sotloff. he went missing last august. militants say they are prepared to kill a british hostage next. u.s. president barack obama is sending the american secretaries of state and defense to the middle east to build a stronger regional partnership against isis militants. pl oc mr. obama arrived in estonia where he'll meet with leaders. in eastern ukraine, pro-russian rebels say they are about to retake the vitally important donetsk airport. it would be the latest in a series of setbacks for ukrainian
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forces kiev blames on russian troops, a charge which moscow denies. the isis video showing the beheading of steven sotloff. leaders are growing more critical of u.s. president barack obama and the lack of strategy. >> what is his goal? he says it's humanitarian protection and humanitarian crisis handling them and protecting american troops. that's not a reason to build a coalition and also, you have to lead coalitions. america must lead, not just, we're not all equals. we lead, they follow. that's been history since the end of world war ii but to not have a goal and a strategy to implement those goals is not very appealing to anyone to join a coalition. >> we want to take a moment now to get to know steven sotloff.
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his dedication to journalism began at childhood and ended in syria. >> amid the outrage, there is wide-spread praise for this freelance reporter and what was a colorful life. randi kaye has more. >> reporter: honest, thoughtful, brave. the 31-year-old journalist traveled the world reporting for various publications. in libya, he wrote an article for time magazine. a firsthand account from the guards in the u.s. compound in benghazi. he spoke about it in 2012. there was no protest. they were armed with ak-47s, rpgs, blast demolitions for explosives and grenades. >> reporter: he loved journalism from an early age. he revitalized his high school
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newspaper, majored in journalism in central florida and grew up in south florida. besides journalism, his other love was the miami heat. june last year he tweeted is it bad i want to focus on syria but all i can think of is a heat finals repeat? after college, sotloff began taking arabic sometimes taking chances. in egypt when a friend warned him not to meet with the muslim brotherhood, he went anyway writing in the journal he headed straight to the layer where he believed i would be devoured. in syria, sotloff's reporting focused on the human side, syrians displaced waiting seven hours in line for bread. in 2012, he wrote, it's not bombs that are killing refugee fe fe s, it's lack of medicine.
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when he feared more fior his life. he kept reporting. >> he was concerned he was on a list. this is the time isis first started showing up, and he felt that he had angered some rebels, he didn't know which ones by taking footage of a hospital that was bombed. >> reporter: he was apparently looking to leave syria soon, move home and attend graduate school. >> he said he had one last story he was working on. he didn't say what it was. and he said that this was kind of the end. he was tired. >> he had the same fear, paranoia, fear, uncertainty. >> reporter: a friend finally remembering him on twitter wrote this, at a smoky cafe in cairo, tapping on his keyboard sharing contacts and smiling widely, the last time i saw steven.
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a wonderful soul. rest in peace. randi kaye, cnn, new york. okay. the european union is expected to unveil new sanctions on russia later today, punishment for moscow fighting for control in eastern ukraine. the sanctions would add to those implemented in july targeting access to foreign investment and technology and the u.s. is considering another round of sanctions. and the conflict in ukraine has neighboring nato member nations concerned the violence may not end there. the alliance is meeting this week to create a quick reaction force to deal with what it calls russia's aggressive behavior. for more, rick robertson reports. >> reporter: russian troops and weapons inside ukraine are forcing a make over. >> his violation of
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international law in many ways brought back to the call. >> reporter: ukraine not even a nato member. >> the problem nato has is it's not fully ready to protect its own members, the kind of military preparedness, basing, forces, exercises are poultry compared to the steps russia is taking. >> reporter: why so? simply put, money pays and mind set. >> we're in the cozy mentality the cold war is gone. we can focus on domestic investment. >> reporter: a quarter century since the wall came down and with it the cold war logic that built up. most nato nations aren't spending enough on defense. >> nato has a target of 2% of gross domestic product defense spending with a few good exceptions, almost no nato ally compiles with that admission. >> reporter: the solution, get real, respond to putin's
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aggression. >> a capacity is there. it's a matter of regearing and doing these rotation l deployments in the east. >> reporter: this and more among the headlines expected at the nato summit in wales this week. a mental as well as physical recalibration, money will also be up for discussion, a push for increased defense spending and what the money should be spend on. >> more important than the amount spent is where it's spent. not that it's been spent on new equipment, modernized capabilities, surveillance, presession, aircraft defenses. >> we'll have to exercise more frequently and bring forces on the ground in poland and the region to show vladimir putin nato means serious business. >> reporter: reality is even where the mind and money reset. experts agree wrestling all of ukraine back from putin's grip is a very long shot.
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nick robertson, cnn, london. a former u.s. ambassador to nato and he joins us now from washington and ambassador, thank you for being with us. i read your article and you think this is a defining moment. they need to draw a line in the sand when it comes to ukraine and they need to stand up to russia and vladimir putin. does this mean nato must be prepared to go to war with russia over ukraine? >> i wouldn't quite put it that way, but i do agree it is a defining moment. i think that russia has drawn a line in the sand, which is that it is willing to use military force to break away part of ukraine, if not the heart of ukraine and bring that back into a russian or bit and the question for nato is, do you care? are you willing to stop this? are you willing to let this just
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happen? and if we want to stop it, sanctions and all the other steps that we're taking reinforcing the states, creating response, those are good steps but they will not address the immediate crisis. if the problem is russia inviting ukraine, nato needs to do something about russia inviting ukraine. so far, that's not on the books but that is where i think nato needs to go. i think we need to provide all the support necessary to help the ukrainians push back against the russians and if they do, i think russia will in fact back down. >> do you agree with comments made by the british prime minister, they risk making the same mistakes in apiecing vladimir putin over ukraine as britain and france did with adolph hitler? >> i do agree with that. of course, there are no direct historical parallels. we don't see putin gassing jus for example, so it's not the same thing, however, the point here is that if you don't stop a
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dictator or a bully in the early stages, when you can have a meaningful effect, he will go further and further and further and then the costs of stopping that are much higher for everybody. >> sorry to interrupt, at the end of the day it's not nato's job to be the policemen. it's about defending allies and not countries like ukraine or georgia for that matter. >> well, you know, an interesting comment about nato is that the job of nato is to keep the russians out, americans in and germans down. if you lock around today, what have we got? we have russians in, americans barely in trying to keep them in and germans are really the ones calling the shots everywhere. this is, you know, just a way of saying that nato's job is many things at many times and yes, it's about collected defense but also about projecting security crisis management, how do you project power to preserve
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security instability in europe? well we faced today is the single greatest threat to stability and security in europe that we've seen. >> sure, if the europeans aren't united on this, you have france selling military equipment, then your options are pretty limited. >> right, you need a package here. you need to do several things at once. you need to stop the sales of military equipment. the best solution would be for nato to buy them with the in infrastructure and deploy them in the black sea and you need a strategy of supporting ukraine. this isn't nato's fight but ukrainians to defend their country but they need help and you need a policy of supporting the idea of a europe based on freedom, democracy, rule of law but so many european people aspire to but only some of them
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have been able to achieve that and others are waiting in the wings. >> final question and i don't know if you can answer this quickly, how much of this crisis in ukraine can be attributeed to a russian backlash to nato expansion over the years? >> absolutely not. look, when nato enlargement has been about is people in europe, polls, czechs, finally having the freedom to define their own future, to be democraciedemocra market economies, secure. to do that, they want to become members of nato so they don't have to worry about that again. the fact that russia has a problem with the neighbors being secure says more about russia than it says about those countries or it says about nato. >> okay. curt, former u.s. ambassador, thank you for being with us. appreciate it. >> my pleasure.
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this meeting in wales on thursday, defining moment. everyone is talking big but no one is expecting anything substantial. the russian action in ukraine isn't even on the agenda. >> in fact, that is the usual story, isn't it. with summits like this a lot of talk and no action. >> has been the case for many years. let's take another short break, a behind the scenes look how cnn got access to the u.s. detainees in north korea, back in a moment. we're helping protect his. [ female announcer ] everyone has a moment when tomorrow becomes real. transamerica. transform tomorrow. transamerica. nowwith the virtualhe phfreedom of wi-fi. the car, chevrolet, the first and only car company to bring built-in 4g lte wi-fi to cars, trucks and crossovers.
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will they release the three americans, on monday, cnn's will ripley and his crew were whisked off to a surprise meeting with kenneth bay, miller and fo. they were given minutes to pass the messaging on to washington. >> i'm good for the time being but i need people to know i'm getting desperate for help. >> my situation is very urgent. very soon i'm going to trial, and i would directly be sent to prison, i think, this is -- this interview is my final chance to
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push the american government into helping me. >> i am the american that's been here the longest since the korean war and i do believe that sooner that this get resolved, it would be better for myself for the rest of the other americans may come here in the future, as well. >> now it's worth pointing out it's still unclear exactly why the north koreans allowed cnn to interview the captives. will ripley filed this behind the scenes look at his meeting with the american prisoners. >> reporter: an abrupt detour, one minute we're on a sightseeing tour, the next we're in a van racing through the north korean countryside, government minders are on the phone getting instructions. there is a change of plans. we're told to expect an interview with a government official. when we pull up to the building, we learn who is really inside.
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mr. bay, will ripley. kenneth bay is serving 15 years. we get restricted access and two other detained americans. north korea is calling it a favor. we think they are looking for a line of communication with the u.s. >> i'm the only prisoner in the camp. >> reporter: bay is housed separately from what they estimate are 200,000 north korean prisoners. the human rights group endure horrific conditions at six prison camps. pay says his health is failing but his treatment is humane. >> condition in labor camp is i'm working eight hours a day six days a week. >> reporter: as bay serves the sentence, jeffrey foul waits for his. foul confessed to leaving a bible in north korea, his own handwritten notes detail the so-called crime. >> it's violation of tourist purpose.
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>> reporter: the act of leaving a bible could cost years of freedom. religion threatens the north korean regime in a nation accused of wide-spread religious persecution, only the leaders are considered divine. each man is held in a different room, down the same hallway. they never have contact with each other. in this room, matthew miller, awaiting trial for tearing up his tourist visa and seeking asylum in north korea. why did you come here seeking asylum? >> during my investigation, i have discussed my motive and for the interview is not necessary. >> reporter: now all he wants is help from the u.s. government. >> this interview is my final chance. >> reporter: a chance to return to his old life away from the absolute isolation. during our trip, government minders are always watching, not unexpected here. what caught us by surprise is how north korea is reaching out to the united states, using these three men to send a
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message. will ripley, cnn. >> of course, the timing is interesting, isn't it? and to see what happens next is the big thing we're watching this very closely. >> it also shows a lot about kim jong un but seems like he's following a similar path to his father that would trot out american detainees. he did it in 2009 and got an audience with bill clinton. he had american journalist then and he got to sit down in the photo and released -- >> that will be the story this time. >> but maybe they want a little more than that this time. >> exactly. this is something, the next story a lot of people can relate to this because there is a lot of rage in the skies right now. it's all over the reclining seats on the airline and for the third time in nine days, a u.s.
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flight has been diverted. >> a delta flight was diverted after the passenger in front of her relined her seat interrupting her cat nap. the pilot had no choice but to land the flight in jacksonville out of safety concerns. it's interesting. we were just reporting a few days ago about the guy that put clips there -- >> they are not bad. >> innsitially they sold a lot. people were either in one camp. men thought the guy was right to do that and most of the women were appalled at the provocative act. >> because the guys are taller. >> exactly. >> the thing is, if the chairs recline then everyone should be able to recline. >> i had a guy on a flight once, a long-haul flight i put my chair back and he punched it. >> punched it over and over again. >> what did you do? >> got up and said something. >> okay.
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>> the plane almost got landed. >> emergency landing due to john. >> almost. next, an update on american comedy star joan rivers. >> we'll have more on her condition after she suffered complications during a medical procedure.
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>> welcome back. joan rivers family says the comedian remains on life support after suffering cardiac arrest. >> she was rushed to a new york hospital after she stopped breathing during throat surgery. family members say they are keeping their fingers crossed. cloud servers were not breached in a massive hack that saw dozens of nude photos of celebrities published and said the accounts were compromised by targeted attacks on user names, passwords and security questions. in essence, it's suggesting
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users didn't actually secure their accounts properly. >> apple isn't off the hook entirely. users or hackers were not locked out of an account of several failed password attempts as is common. apple says there is a limit on attempts but hasn't said how many but i think the lesson here on the other part of this story is you do a complicated password. everyone should. >> i always forget them. >> and a number of them. >> i forget them. >> then what do you do? you're getting old. >> problem. >> michael sam is given another chance to become the first openly gay player in u.s. pro football. the dallas cowboys plan to fly him to texas today for a physical exam and possibly add him to the practice squad. the rams cut sam a few days ago to get the roster down to the maximum number of player ace lowed. well, michael sam stands about 1.9 meters tall, about the
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same height of another nfl player in a computer game. >> there is a problem, the glitch turned the mightily linebacker into a mighty might. jeannie mge >> reporter: he went from this. >> i'm 6'2" in person. >> reporter: to this. >> a crazy player at 1 foot 2 inches. >> reporter: because of a technical glitch in a video game. madden nfl 15 has gamers mad for the adorably tiny cleveland browns linebacker who was inadvertently smaller. he's irresistible as he attempts tackles and hurdled and squished by his teammate but takes more than that to keep a 14-inch linebacker down. he got the fumble, even if the ball looks bigger than he is. hey, little guy, how does it
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feel being 1? now matter how small you are, live big. that's what full size chris tweeted out in response to his tiny stature. >> i thought it was funny. >> i basically elevated in the air. >> a high five requires a heck of a jump when you're starting at 14 inches. >> showing you guys he's got some nice vertigo. >> actually, this isn't the first small glitch. five years ago a glitch left a tiny player heading for the goal line through the legs of an opponent trying to nail it. for chris, it's like being in that movie classic. >> i shrunk the kids. >> what happened? >> we're the size of boogers. >> chris is being picked on by
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friends. >> saying honey i shrunk the linebacker. >> he's taking it in stride, tiny strides. jeanne moos, cnn. >> one foot tall. >> new york. >> i think the glitch is making it interesting. >> that would be me in reality if i was on the team. >> they would land on you and squish you. you're taller than that, surely. >> not much. >> let's turn to the weather now. heavy rains soak parts of china and tropical storm dolly makes landfall in mexico. >> we have the details. >> hey, john, and rosemary, we have a lot to tell you about. let's start across asia where heavy rainfall is persistent over the last few days, a typical feature. all the way from beijing to shanghai. in shanghai, we've seen 137 millimeters over the last several days. that is almost as much as they see during the months all
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together. for beijing, 106 millimeters, more than double what they normally see for the entire month. so what lies in the forecast, it looks like plenty of sunshine expected for later on in the afternoon overnight hours should be calm. so the rainfall moves out, that's good news and for shanghai, you're expecting the forecast after a few showers for the early part of the afternoon, looks like for the evening hours you start to clear out nicely. so that's the good news. here is the area of low pressure headed toward the peninsula over the next 24 hours. frontal system draped across japan and rainfall there could be heavy. and in thailand, we've seen quite a bit of rainfall here over the last several days. the southwest monsoon moisture is still continuing, let's show you pictures out of this region where 17 prove veninces have bet hard and not only devastated villages, at least six lives reportedly taken from the deadly
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flooding here. they have seen about 8 0 centimeters of rainfall in the past day or so. the monsoon will continue as it is the monsoonal season there. back to you guys. >> thanks, karen. the u.s. president is in europe for what will be a very busy week of crisis management. >> much more on that story after the break. please stay with us. you're watching cnn. mbers on th. well, unlimited talk and text, and ten gigs of data for the five of you would be... one-seventy-five a month. good calculating kyle. good job kyle. you just made partner. our best-ever pricing on mobile share value plans for business. now with a $100 bill credit for every business line you add.
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hello again, and thanks for joining us. >> hello to those of you in the united states and around the world. a second american journalist beheaded by isis. we'll remember steven