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a mass grave in northern iraq. another example of isis brutality as world leaders try to decide what to do about the terror group. we'll ask an expert how they plan to do it. plus, we will delve further into the incident in iranian airspace. what a diverted flight could mean for relations between the u.s. and iran. and scrambling to repair the damage of high-profile security
leaks. we'll find out how big of a bite the cloud breach has taken out of apple. to our viewers in the united states and around the world, welcome back to cnn. i'm natalie allen. our top story, nato leaders including u.s. president barack obama have a message for the islamist militant group known as isis. your days are numbered. mr. obama came out talking tough on the final day of the nato summit in wales against russian aggression in ukraine and on nato's plans to destroy isis militants. senior white house correspondent jim acosta has our report. >> reporter: for president obama, this time there were no mixed messages. >> we're going to achieve our goal. we are going to degrade and ultimately defeat isil the same way that we have gone after al qaeda. >> reporter: at a news conference at the end of a crucial nato summit, the president insisted he now has a plan for taking out isis. gone was any reference of simply reducing the isis threat. >> to the point where it is a
manageable problem. >> reporter: as he had put it just days earlier. instead -- >> you can't contain an organization that is running roughshod through that much territory, causing that much havoc, displacing that many people, killing that many innocents, enslaving that many women. the goal has to be to dismantle them. >> reporter: the obama administration is now counting ten countries as part of an international anti-isis coalition. there are partners the president is confident will follow. as secretary of state john kerry told one nato session, contrary to what you sort of heard in the politics of our country, the president is totally committed. there is a strategy that is clear. on russian aggression in ukraine, nato flexed some alliance muscle. >> all for one, one for all. >> reporter: nato formally unveiled a new rapid response
unit designed to meet russian threats to eastern europe, pledged nonlethal military aid and training for defense forces and plans to assist georgia and moldova, right on russia's doorstep. >> it's ripping up the rule book with its annexation of crimea and its troops on sovereign soil in ukraine. >> reporter: russia's foreign ministry threatened it threatens the peace process in ukraine. >> now it is very important that the cease-fire last long, and given the cease-fire, we continue the political dialogue. >> reporter: president obama was hardly convinced moscow would allow the cease-fire to hold. >> obviously, we are hopeful, but based on past experience, also skeptical, so it has to be tested. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry and other top administration officials will be headed to the middle east in the coming days to start lining up
some arab partners for this anti-isis effort. both the president and secretary kerry reiterated there will be no u.s. combat boots on the ground as part of that effort. jim acosta, cnn, traveling with the president in wales. well, there is new evidence today of the brutality of isis. a mass grave found in northern iraq is believed to contain the bodies of 15 shiite truck drivers killed by militant fighters. the men were kidnapped by isis forces three months ago, each of them shot in the head. local residents and the families of the truck drivers led authorities to the mass grave. kurdish troops have managed to regain some ground from isis militants in northern iraq. u.s. air strikes helped clear the way for the peshmerga fighters to reclaim a number of villages seized this summer. kurdish troops have also retaken high ground, overlooking the approach to mosul, iraq's second
largest city. coming up in about 30 minutes, we'll have an exclusive report from our anna coren who accompanied these kurdish fighters on the front lines. we turn now to the cease-fire in ukraine. so far it appears to be holding. the truce went into effect at 6:00 p.m. local time friday. this video was shot just before then in the coastal city of mariopol. there were explosions in donetsk right up until the last minute. the u.n. says more than 2500 people have been killed between government forces and russian-backed rebels. ukrainian president petro poroshenko says he's ready to take significant steps to ensure peace including decentralizing power from the government in kiev. the last cease-fire in eastern ukraine back in june broke down after ten days. senior international correspondent matthew chance is live in moscow for us on this
story. and reza ceya is in kiev. to matthew in a minute. let's go to you, reza, because finally a cease-fire is holding. it's looking good so far. >> reporter: yeah. so far, so good, it seems with the cease-fire, natalie. it's a little after 11:00 a.m. local time here in ukraine. that means for the past 17 hours, there's been calm in the conflict zone. right around 6:00 p.m. yesterday when this cease-fire went into effect, there were some reports of shellings and explosions, but it's not clear if that happened right before the cease-fire went into effect or right after. nevertheless, since that time, we've had calm and no reports of fighting overnight. the cease-fire signed yesterday in belarus, that's where all key players, all key actors who are either directly or indirectly involved in the conflict met. right after the meeting it was first the pro-russian rebel leaders who came out and confirmed that an agreement had been signed, and then was petro
poroshenko, the ukrainian president who was in wales at the nato summit who came out, made a brief statement. he struck a very conciliatory tone, saying that his priority was to save lives, to end the bloodshed and to protect the territorial integrity and sovereignty of ukraine. and he also said that he hopes this cease-fire will lead to more substantial talks with the core issues and the core demands would be addressed. he said this plan has a 12-point framework, 12 conditions. what's frustrating is that neither side has revealed what these 12 points are. but we do know that among the conditions are obviously an end to the fighting in southeastern ukraine, the pulling out of heavy weapons, the exchange of soldiers who both sides have captured over the span of this conflict, that could happen today. the establishment of a humanitarian corridor where people can leave the conflict zone and get help and
humanitarian aid can get in, and the positioning of international monitors who would make sure all these conditions are met. so we now watch closely the battlefield to make sure in the coming hours, in the coming days that both sides heed this cease-fire, natalie. but at this point, it looks like there's finally been a pause to this devastating conflict that's cost so many lives and has displaced more than 1 million people, natalie. >> absolutely. reza sayeh for us there in kiev. now let's turn to our matthew chance covering this story from moscow for us. any reaction there, matthew? >> reporter: well, i mean, the only reaction, really, has been that it's been welcomed by any russian official that's spoken on this subject. and the reason for that is that, of course, this was an initiative driven by vladimir putin, the russian president. he notoriously jotted down seven points on the back of a napkin virtually on a flight in siberia and handed that over as being
the basis of the peace plan, the cease-fire plan that's now been agreed. of course, it's a major positive in terms of the humanitarian situation, as reza was saying, more than 2500 people have been killed as a result of the fighting which has been flaring in that part of the world since march and april. and a million, as we've just mentioned, displaced from their homes. you're not going to see the government in kiev and amongst their western backers celebrating this cease-fire too hard. there's a lot of skepticism not just about whether it will hold but about what it means for the future sovereignty of ukraine because effectively, what we've got now are vast swaths of territory in eastern and southern ukraine that are effectively left in the control of the pro-russian rebels. now, in the future, whether they will ever come under the authority again of the government in kiev or whether it will be basically governed by
moscow de facto by the kremlin, de facto from moscow really is something we don't know yet. although, of course, many people will have their suspicions. and so it looks on the face of it to be a good cease-fire. at least people aren't dying anymore, and that's a major positive. but it could have handed the kremlin the victory it was looking for. natalie. >> absolutely. because poroshenko said that a significant step he plans to pursue is decentralizing power from the government in kiev. and that is what you're addressing, who gets that power and what does that mean to that region of ukraine. >> reporter: well, that's been a key it demand of moscow all along, of course, that these eastern and southern areas where there are a majority ethnic russians and russian speakers in those areas get a high degree of autonomy. the reason the kremlin wants that so much is because it knows that it would effectively get control over those autonomous areas in the east and the south.
and the overall strategy, of course, isn't just to control these areas. it has a purpose. and the purpose is that it wants to prevent ukraine from moving out of russia's sphere of influence. or at the very least, prevent it from joining what it would see as a western sphere of influence, prevent it from joining western institutions like the european union and specifically nato. russia has made it clear that ukraine joining nato is a red line for it. and if it controls vast areas of the country, the chances of ever joining the western military alliance, slim already, become even more narrow. >> at a time when the nato summit is discussing this as well and ukraine somewhere caught in the middle. all right. well, the cease-fire is good news, and we'll see where it goes from here. matthew chance for us there in moscow and again, reza sayeh, thank you both. coming up, an unexpected change of plans for an airplane carrying u.s. military
welcome back. jamaican authorities say an oil slick may be the possible crash site of an unresponsive small plane. the aircraft went down hours after the pilot's last radio contact with air traffic controllers. it was traveling from rochester, new york, to naples, florida. u.s. fighter jets tracking the plane saw the pilot slumped over and the windows frosted indicating a possible loss of oxygen. an american couple was on board. a relative says they were headed toward their vacation home. a chartered airplane carrying u.s. military contractors has arrived in dubai after being ordered to land in iran for an out-of-date flight plan, as iran put it. the aircraft was en route to the united arab emirates from an air base in afghanistan when it was stopped on friday. for more on this bizarre incident, cnn's don deterios
joins us. i'm sure it was creepy to hear the pilot say we're landing in iran. what are you finding out about this flight? >> well, in fact, natalie, they're still coming through as we speak. we do know that this 737 operated by fly dubai was a charter flight coming from bagram airfield in afghanistan and scheduled to land at dubai international airport. let's take a look at the flight path, and that's why it is so interesting. it flies right over southern iran. and because the plane had bureaucratic issues, as the u.s. state department has noted here, it left late. its manifest became dated, and it landed at the southern tip of iran. iranian air force and air traffic control officials were asking the pilot to turn back and go to afghanistan. he told air traffic controllers, in fact, that he didn't have enough fuel, and that's when he was asked to land. now, in the last hour, natalie, i've contacted fly dubai, the
carrier, in our neighboring emirate of dubai. they just put out a statement. the flight was diverted to bandar abbas and has landed in dubai. the cause for the diversion is being examined. we know it landed at terminal 2 where it was supposed to in dubai. and it landed just over nine hours ago at 3:00 a.m. local time. and the spokesperson said at no point were the crew and passengers held at bandar abbas. and as i note brd before, they d this was a bureaucratic issue. now, fly dubai, it's interesting, this was a charter flight, natalie, but it's a very fast-growing carrier. it ordered $11 billion at the dubai air show in 2013. so it expanded rapidly. it has a lot of cargo flights hired by the u.s. department of the military and the pentagon to have these flights.
we know there was better than 140 passengers, 100 of them american. so an initial alarm when this took place, but all seems to be coming very clear right now that there was confusion because the flight left so late from afghanistan, natalie. >> yes. i guess so. well, it comes at a sensitive time, too, with the u.s. and iran making public statements of cooperation between isis in iraq. how might that factor into this situation? >> reporter: yeah, i think that's why we were looking at this story so carefully. they, in fact, seem to share a common enemy in isis in iraq, moving to aggressively into northern iraq and saying there's going to be some cooperation going forward. but also i think in the context over the last six months we've had the talks between the p 5 plus 1 which includes the united states sitting around the bargaining table with iran over its nuclear development plans. there's been some breakthroughs, but the sanctions remain here, and iran would like to see those lifted to try to give some ease
to its economy under strain from those sanctions for a number of years right now. again, we were monitoring the news reports coming out of iran. and instead of playing up this story, they played it extremely straight including the news agency and press tv, again, over the last couple of hours putting out the reports but quoting the u.s. state department issue suggesting there was a bureaucratic issue, at no point were the passengers held or inspections against the crew and allowed to leave as originally planned just over nine hours ago. natalie? >> so both sides seeming to play it down for good reason. >> reporter: yes, play it down. >> john defterios for us in abu dhabi. sierra leone is stepping up efforts to stop ebola. we'll have details about what they're going to do coming next here.
welcome back. sierra leone will reportedly impose a four-day countrywide lockdown to try to stop the spread of ebola. reuters reports people won't be allowed to leave their homes from september 18th through the 21st. that's as the world health organization says more than 2,000 people have now died from the disease in west africa. medical experts met in geneva for crisis talks. they discussed using survivors' blood to help find a cure. the w.h.o. plans to set up an
ebola crisis center and has set a timetable of six to nine months to stop its spread. meantime, an ebola outbreak in the democratic republic of congo is so far contained in a remote northwestern region. we have more on how that country is racing to quickly contain it. >> reporter: the death toll in the democratic republic of congo continues to rise, with at least 31 people dead of ebola. earlier this week, congo's health minister told cctv the outbreak is contained in the remote region. 1200 kilometers from the capital. >> there is no ebola. there is not ebola. there is ebola just in a small sector of 100 square meters. so i think that people can continue to come to do their business. they must continue to come to do
their tours in the drc. >> reporter: congo has quarantined the region, set up a treatment center distributing medicines and free health care. >> we decide also to give thermometer to the airport in the province. we already do it. we canceled, we stopped the hunts in the forests in the p f province. >> reporter: that's where the first victim, a pregnant woman, butchered an animal. >> it's very likely that the person that's been contaminated through the manipulation of bush meat. >> reporter: the doctor suggests that the virus is not the same one that is claiming lives
across west africa and that this strain is indigenous to congo's province. congo hopes to contain the outbreak this three months. >> if we work very hard and all those measures are practically met on the ground, we think that around 45 days, it will be possible to stop the chain of transmission so we can have no cases. if we can do it in 45 days, it means the end of a pandemic and be declared in the next 90 days. >> reporter: so far the world health organization has found a total of 53 cases and is tracing 160 contacts. cnn. well, after many, many years, denge fever is striking japan after disappearing from there for almost seven decades. as will ripley reports, at least
55 people have fallen ill this past week. >> reporter: normally this time of year this public space in central tokyo is full of people. right now it's deserted. as japan tackles its first reported domestic outbreak of dengue fever since the end of world war ii, 1945, almost 70 years ago. you can see the park in the center of the city normally full of people closed off right now. all of the dozens of victims came here to this park, and all of them were bitten by mosquitos, which is why you now see signs up all over the place warning people to take precautions, wear long sleeves, long pants. don't show your skin. and definitely use a lot of this, bug spray. this is a hot seller allover tokyo right now. people are doing whatever they can to avoid getting bitten by dengue-infected mosquitos. most of the time the am sos are mild and people recover. nobody has been killed here in japan because of this outbreak, but there are cases when dengue
can be deadly. and the weather conditions are not helping the situation. it's been a hot, humid summer, perfect weather for mosquitos to grow and thrive and spread this disease which is why they're trying to control this outbreak before it gets any worse. will ripley, cnn, tokyo. coming up in our next half hour, cnn goes to the front lines with kurdish forces battling isis militants in iraq. we'll have an exclusive report from just outside the city of mosul. plus, a rlity check for icloud. apple says it's beefing up security following that infamous celebrity nude photo hack. we'll tell you what they're doing.
welcome back to our viewers in the u.s. and around the world. i'm natalie allen. our top stories right now. nato leaders including u.s. president barack obama say they're forming a coalition to combat isis militants in iraq and syria. mr. obama says the goal is to dismantle and destroy the jihadist organization. the airline that had a chartered flight ordered to land in iran says it's examining the cause of the diversion. u.s. officials say iran told the dubai-bound plane to land in bandar abbas due to an out-of-date flight plan. 140 passengers were on board including 100 americans. a fragile cease-fire between ukrainian forces and russian-backed rebels appears to be holding. the truce went into effect at 6:00 p.m. local time friday. artillery fire and explosions continued in the city of donetsk right up until the last minute.
well, it's just around 11:30 in the morning in ukraine, and we want to take you now live to the region to get the latest information on the cease-fire. cnn's diana magnay is in the coastal city. die naan diana, you and your crew have been moving around, following these ever-shifting front lines. mariopol was worried it was going to be next, and so far this cease-fire is holding. what are your thoughts? >> reporter: that's right. it does appear to be holding. but when you talk to people about whether they think it will be lasting, you generally get a shake of the head, people greeting this second cease-fire with deep skepticism. for the military, it offers a chance to regroup, having incurred very serious losses and been forced very much on the defensive over the last week and a half or so. it really depends, i think, on whether the separatists and
therefore whether president putin have decided that enough is enough, whether president putin feels that the sanctions on the russian economy are such that he actually does want to stop any kind of involvement in the conflict in eastern ukraine and asked whether he persuades the separatists will actually be serious when they sit down at the negotiating table with poroshenko for political talks, we still don't really know the details of what this 12-point plan involves, natalie. they haven't been outlined as yet. but what we do know is that president poroshenko will not be prepared to, in any way, sacrifice the territorial integrity of ukraine and that decentralization for him may mean something very different than it does for the separatist leaders of the donetsk people's republic and the luhansk
people's republic. it will be tough negotiations. and with both sides and all these soldiers as far as we can tell still at their checkpoints, in their positions fully armed, if one side puts a foot wrong, then the conflict can just pick up where it left off, natalie. >> yeah, absolutely. i was going to ask you if there were any signs of troops on either side pulling back. you just answered that question. does the cease-fire in any way correlate with the nato summit in wales? was that any kind of instigator in trying to get these two sides to stand down? >> reporter: well, it was certainly an opportunity for nato to put more pressure on president putin and to -- and perhaps therefore it was this week that we saw president putin come out with his seven-point so-called putin plan for peace
in this region. so yes, it was a moment for the world leaders to get together. nato has said that it wants to develop this very rapid response unit, that it's going to be -- that it is actually right now conducting military exercises in ukraine. so i definitely think that this nato summit did act as a catalyst, whether prevailing mood there was one of intense skepticism about president putin's motives, and as was spoken at the summit, it will really be the facts on the ground rather than any talk of a cease-fire which, you know, which everyone will have to look out for, whether actually on the ground this is respected. and it will be difficult to monitor that. the osce, the organization for security and cooperation in europe, is bringing in extra monitors to travel this expansive land and see whether at each checkpoint, all of these
sort of crisscrossed front lines this cease-fire is being respected. natalie? >> you've been moving around, as i said, on the front lines and bringing us the artillery fire in the distance. it's nice to see you live in front of a fountain there with people just standing around in mariupol. hopefully this is something, as you say, will be long lasting. thank you, diana. kurdish troops have managed to regain a number of villages around mosul this week. cnn was the only news media organization on the front line in iraq. and our anna coren follow add long with peshmerga forces on an all-night operation. she shows us how the mission unfolded in this exclusive report. >> reporter: on a dirt road less than an hour from kurdistan's capital, a long envoy of peshmerga head towards enemy territory. they're gearing up for a mission to eradicate isis across a 30-kilometer front. these soldiers have been up all
night. we've been hearing the jets overhead. they've been circling for the last few hours, getting ready to strike those isis positions. at dawn, the offensive begins. a barrage of heavy weapons raining down on isis from multiple positions. and these heavy plumes of smoke, the result of u.s. air strikes. the islamic extremists seized control of this area back in june after its lightning advance across northern iraq. on the other side of the mountain are the planes that run directly to the heart of mosul, iraq's second largest city, an isis stronghold. these mortar and artillery strikes have been pummeling the five villages at the base of the mountain where u.s. air strikes have also been hitting the top of the mountain according to the peshmerga, they have killed a number of militants. leading the assault, iraq's deputy prime minister. normally based in baghdad, this
proud kurd knows his men need him now more than ever. >> this is a duty of everybody who wants democracy and freedom and human rights against the terrorist terrorists. >> reporter: but while the kurds are looking to create a bigger buffer around their capital, they're also positioning themselves to when they could take part in a move on mosul. we're then taken to one of the villages reclaimed in recent weeks. now less than two kilometers from the fighting. well, this is what the fight against isis looks lake. the peshmerga, or iraqi forces, taking village after village with the help of u.s. air strikes. this is the model for a coordinated campaign to achieve president obama's objective, degrade and destroy isis. a hard and bloody task according to these soldiers. >> yeah, you have a good sniper
and you have to be very careful. if not, they get you and they shoot you. you have to be very careful. >> reporter: but during this assault, it was the peshmerga who only sustained a few injuries. the commander boasting that more than two dozen isis fighters were killed while a number were captured. a victory they know won't always be easy in the days ahead. anna coren, cnn, near mosul, iraq. >> a desolate land and perhaps those peshmerga troops will be fortified and more air strikes will be coming as a result of the nato summit there in wales. we want to talk more about the world response. faw fawaz ferges is the author of "the new middle east: protest and revolution in the arab world," and he joins us from paris live via skype.
it's always nice to have you with us. this new middle east still emerging. we don't know what it's going to look like, but now we do know that there's going to be some sort of coalition of countries stepping it up to try to push back isis. and certainly even though barack obama is looking to take the lead here, probably the last thing that he wants for his government is to be dragged back to the middle east and another conflict. >> he really is. barack obama has been dragged, against his own will and wishes, to the killing fields of the middle east, kicking and screaming. the middle east is not his priority. his priorities are somewhere else. and what this tells you is that the middle east has often, in the last 50 years, has surprised american leaders and forced them to really change their priorities. barack obama is not the first and will not be last, given how
significant the middle east strategically and economically not only to the united states but to the international community. the reality is barack obama has fallen back on his strategy against al qaeda in pakistan and afghanistan. he has borrowed a page from what he has done against al qaeda in pakistan. you're talking about relentless air campaign, special operation forces, drone attacks and yes, in the last six years or so, barack obama has also degraded the ability of al qaeda in pakistan and afghanistan to attack americans and to go on the offensive. but remember, pakistan is not iraq, is not syria. there are major changes in the sense of the context between pakistan and what's happening in iraq and syria quickly. i know time is very precious. in pakistan, al qaeda central numbered in the hundreds, 700,
800 fighters. in iraq and syria, the islamic state numbers between 20,000 and 40,000 fighters. and a qualitative difference. >> right. i was just going to say, fawaz, so it seems like there needs to be some sort of different strategy. not only are we talking about a difference in numbers, but my goodness, the brutality of these isis fighters, we've just had another mass grave unearthed. so yes, the question is, will what worked in pakistan with a different group, different terrain, different government, work in iraq and syria? then there is the complication of not looking like they're, you know, coupling now? >> not only you're talking about the celebration of savagery on the part of isis, the beheadings, the stonings, the burying of children alive, the
massachusetts ke massacres and you. al qaeda in pakistan never controlled major cities and towns. the islamic state controls major cities and provinces, as you kn know. it controls the second largest city in iraq, mosul, fallujah, tikrit. isis has blended itself with local communities. it has portrayed itself as the spearhead that persecuted sunnis. many sunni fighters are fighting under the banner of the isis or the islamic state. where in pakistan, you had no such conditions. so again, my take is that the strategy needs to be different while i think barack obama's strategy in iraq is very sensible, he has been trying to convince iraqi leaders to create an inclusive government, a national unity government in
which all elements of the population join in including sunni, the sunni arab community that feels marginalized and excluded. you don't need just air strikes. you need a diplomatic settlement. you need a political settlement whereby the interests of the government and the position are taken in. without a political settlement in syria. because here's the big point. the reason why isis has done as well as it has, it feeds on instability on civil wars without taking care, without resolving the civil wars, you can never defeat isis just by air power or even a regional and international coalition. >> so that diplomatic solution, whatever it may be, with hopefully some sort of government -- >> absolutely. >> -- merge in iraq will be the key. all right. it's going to be a tough battle. thank you so much, as always,
fawaz gerges. >> and syria. >> and syria. thank you very much, yes. well, the u.s. confirms it has killed an islamic militant leader in a strike in somalia this week. someone they've been hunting for some time. ahmed godani was a founder of al shabaab which has been blamed for deadly attacks across east africa. the pentagon calls this death a major symbolic and operational loss for the militant group there in somalia. an unwelcome surprise for the u.s. economy. we've got the official jobs report, and the market looks to have lost some steam. we'll have the latest on that up ahead. three grams daily of beta-glucan... a soluable fiber from whole grain oat foods like cheerios can help lower cholesterol. thank you!
sorry to say disappointing news for the u.s. job market. official figures show there has been a slowdown in hiring. the u.s. added 142,000 jobs in august. that is well below what economists expected. christine romans breaks it down for us. >> reporter: this month's report breaks a trend, a really encouraging trend of more than 200,000 jobs created over the past six months. so this little slowdown here is what has people a little disappointed and concerned. the unemployment rate, you point out rightfully, was down to 6.1%. that's a number that you like to see, but 6.1% kind of for the wrong reason because you have people dropping out of the labor market. some of the internal factors of the jobs numbers look a little discouraging. when you look overall for the year, however, 219,000 jobs
created, on average, every month this year. you want to keep it above 200,000. you want to keep doing even better. was august an isolated blip or the start of a late summer slowdown? we won't know for sure. well, apple says it's making security changes to its icloud service after hackers gained access to nude celebrity photos. the hacking comes just ahead of what's expected to be a huge product launch by apple. samuel burke has details on the security measures being taken. >> reporter: apple appears to be in full pr crisis mode as the scandal from leaked celebrity photos because of weak security measures on apple's icloud threatens to overshadow what could be the biggest product launch in nearly four years. so much so that apple ceo tim cook sat down with "the wall street journal" to announce new security measures for icloud. you'll now receive an e-mail notification any time you or if somebody else tries to reset the password for your apple icloud account. they'll also send you an e pail
if you try to restore cloud data on a new device, whether it's you or even if it's someone else or if somebody tries to connect an unfamiliar device to your apple account. the most important step they're taking is to expand awe thentification. that means you enter a password. and at the same time you receive a code on your mobile phone just to make sure that it's you. this couldn't come at a worse time for apple. not only because they have a new product coming out possibly, but because many analysts believe that an ipayment system could be part of this new launch. at the same time, they might be asking people to store credit card information in their devices to use it as a payment system, this big question about how seriously apple takes security is hanging over them. samuel burke, cnn, london. chinese e-commerce giant alibaba has set its ipo price. that could value the company at about $160 billion and make it
the biggest stock debut in history. cnn money correspondent christina aleshi has more. >> reporter: alibaba, the chinese e-commerce giant, is seeking up to $21.1 billion in an ipo. that would make it the largest in the u.s., topping visa's ipo in 2008. now, just to put this into context, overall, the company would be worth $167 billion. that would make it one of the most valuable companies in the world. now, the road show kicks off on monday. that's when the companies executives and bankers will meet with investors and try and convince them to buy a piece of this deal. now, what they'll say is this is a bet on the growth of e-commerce in china. alibaba is already a behemoth there. it currently has about 280 million active buyers across their site. they've also got an interest in ali pay, which is a huge payment processing player in china. but we'll have to see how
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warnings as well. this is what i'm talking about in mexico. 270 millimeters of rainfall, upwards of 11 inches, and that just happening in the past 48 hours. keep in mind, their monthly average is 259. we've surpassed that in two days for the entire month of september. impressive stuff here. there goes norbert, weakening, 95, then 55, and then it becomes prost-tropical. but the moisture voesassociatedh it all the while streaming north, and that is going to hit the deserts of the southwestern u.s. and that's going to be a problem. you don't need much water to fall from the sky to get into trouble including the mojave desert, southern nevada, las vegas involved in that, southern california and also new mexico and arizona will be hit as well with heavy rains over the next 24 to 48 hours. are you watching us perhaps from the midwestern u.s. and detroit? perhaps you're not. 350,000 people without power as a result of this squall line that rode through michigan earlier today. it continues to march to the
east, and so the severe weather threat, natalie, has made it all the way to the east coast, involving millions of people from new york to boston to portland. watch out. >> all right. and gosh, flooding in an area where they haven't been getting any rain. that will be wild. thanks, ivan. well, the new york state health department is investigating the clinic where comedienne joan rivers suffered cardiac arrest. medical experts say an autopsy has been completed, but more studies are needed to determine the cause of rivers' death. the 81-year-old tv personality and comedienne died in a new york hospital thursday. she was undergoing a minor procedure when she stopped breathing. funeral services will be held in new york on sunday. and she made it clear she wanted it to be funny and upbeat. so we'll see what happens with her service. that is another hour of cnn's live coverage. i'm natalie allen. thank you for joining me. my colleague, george howell, is up next with another hour of
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