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part of america, people are learning there is no them. there is only us. and we're going to have to figure this out together. as world leaders pose for cameras at the g-20 summit it's hardly picture perfect. at least one leader is getting the cold shoulder. we're live in brisbane, australia, coming up. dozens of students missing in mexico and likely dead. we visit the school they attended as a mayor is charged in their disappearance. later, this is what it looked like, two men dangling 68 stories above the ground, but these window washers survived to tell their story and we'll have it this hour. hello and welcome to our viewers in the u.s. and around the world. i'm natalie allen. you're watching cnn. a record heat wave has temperatures soaring in brisbane, australia, but it's likely to be a chilly weekend
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for russian president vladimir putin. he and the leaders of the world's wealthiest economies are in town for the annual g-20 summit. their goal, figure out how to boost economic growth an the world but mr. putin faces growing criticism for russia's military intervention in ukraine. senior white house correspondent jim acosta is in brisbane and joins us with more on the expectations from this summit and the icy cold war as the local newspaper put it there, jim, as far as putin's arrival there. >> reporter: that's right. absolutely, natalie. i mean the temperatures from a fahrenheit standpoint will get up to 108 degrees here tomorrow in brisbane but the chill around vladimir putin will certainly cool things down at this g-20 summit. if you just consider the welcome that the russian president received here in australia, the prime minister tony abbott only sent lower level members to meet him at the airport.
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he, you know, tony abbott in recent days said he wanted a shirt front, an australian football term, vladimir putin saying he wanted to basically lunge at vladimir putin and knock him off his feet which is essentially what shirt-fronting means and said in recent days he thinks putin wants to create the days of the soviet union and that's not all. the canadian prime minister stephen harper in his remarks to vladimir putin according to a spokesman for the canadian prime minister said he said, well, i guess i'll shake your hand but you need to get out of ukraine. those are the comments from stephen harper and then president obama in his speech at the university of queensland was a speech to students here in australia, also talked about tensions in ukraine. here's what president obama had to say. >> we're leading and dealing with ebola in west africa. and an opposing russia's aggression against ukraine which is a threat to the world as we saw in the appalling shootdown
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of mh-17, a tragedy that took so many innocent lives, among them your fellow citizens. as your ally and friend america shares the grief of these australian families and we share the determination of your nation for justice and accountability. >> reporter: now, for his part, vladimir putin is having none of this. he's still railing against the sanctions against russia which have been put in place by the u.s. and other big world powers and by the way, natalie, while the g-0 summit is going on there are russian naval ships that have been stationed off the coast of australia. that has also rattled nerves and raised tipgss here and we should point out, though, this hasn't all been about vladimir putin at this summit. presz earlier today continuing his theme, continuing his message on climate change, you'll recall at that apec summit there was an agreement
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between the americans and president xi and the president continued on that theme that he delivered to the university of queensland and announced during the speech $3 billion that his administration will pour into efforts to help developing countries around the world bolster their climate change, i guess, prevention efforts. and so the president trying to make this not all about vladimir putin. but certainly he has been the elephant or the russian bear in the room throughout this summit so far, natalie. >> it'll be interesting if we hear about any exchanges perhaps between barack obama and vladimir putin. about president obama's response he got from the students, a rousing response when he announced his climate change initiative but at the same time australia has seen rollback from tony abbott, have they not on certain carbon-cutting plans. >> reporter: that's right.
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they seem to be fairly joined at the hip when it comes to vladimir putin but do disagree on a number of issues. tony abbott is a conservative. president obama is far from it. certainly on the issue of climate change, but president obama has really praised prime minister abbott in recent months for australia's contributions in the campaign against isis, but, you know, even on ebola where the world has really come together much because of the u.s. leadership and what president obama is trying to do in west africa, you know, tony abbott has a different approach here in australia, they have essentially a travel ban for people coming in from west africa. when i was fly thoog australia earlier i had to fill out a form stating very clearly and i had to sign my name to it saying i had not traveled in west africa before coming in here because they were taking a very, very different and more draconian approach and that is an approach that president obama has vehemently disagreed with back in the u.s. and so lots of differences there but when it comes to some of the big issues
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of the summit in particular, vladimir putin, i don't think that they could be in less disagreement on that issue, natalie. >> absolutely. we're seeing that. all right, jim acosta covering it for us. thanks very much, jim, live for us from brisbane, australia. ukraine's president says his country is ready if the cease tire collapses and there are signs that may happen. look at this. kiev says large numbers of russian troops and military hardware are crossing the border into ukraine and this video purportedly shows this activity but cnn is not able to confirm it right now. president petro poroshenko says his forces will be ready to rebuff any attack if necessary. >> translator: there are no grounds for panic. we have developed and brought to life serious steps on preparation of our armed forces and other divisions for defense of ukraine. >> well, moscow for its part
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continues to deny having any troops inside ukraine despite those claims focus remains on russia and what some call moscow's increased aggression in ukraine and other places around the world. that of course coming up at that conference in australia. but here's cnn's richard quest with more about it. >> reporter: the most serious activity, of course, is on the border between russia and ukraine where the reports are of russian military going across into eastern ukraine. russia denies it but it's part of this bigger pattern of russian activity that's causing worries. for instance, in australia, where the g-20 is now meeting, off the coast of brisbane there are a variety of russian ships including warships which have now been parked there. the australians say they're not worried. the ships are in international waters but it's the sheer distance from russia down here while the president's there that is just fueling this ferment that russia's up to something.
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for instance, sweden earlier this year which had -- which confirmed it believed there was foreign submarines in its waters. it launched a massive search but it couldn't find anything. it said it heard an urgent rescue message in russian, nothing was found. the suspicion is it was a russian sub. and now motion recently, of course, we have russian bombers which have been intercepted off alaska, off the west coast of the united states and the russian defense minister says more activity can be expected in the eastern pacific and in the western atlantic. put it all together, you have a more muscular and more virulent, a more active russian military. and that's the concern at the moment. richard quest, cnn, at the cnn center. >> well, in nigeria, boko haram is said to have taken over the northeast town there. the community became known after the group kidnapped more than
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200 schoolgirls there last april. the students still have not been released and boko haram claims they've been converted to islam likely not their choice and married off. a nigeria observer says this speaks volumes about the current situation there. >> highly symbolic action that after six months after the girls were kidnapped and the expectation that the nye anotherian government and military would pull out all stops to not only retake that territory but try to flesh out the insurgents and find the girls, the fact that they haven't done so and, in fact, have lost ground, i think, is very indicative of how things are going on the ground right now. >> yeah, the people on the ground in boko haram also say that -- i'm sorry, in chib uchi.
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they say they ran over two neighboring towns and firing heavy weapons and have burned down local government buildings. a u.n. commission accused isis of committing war crimes on a massive scale as they put it and says the group's leaders must be held accountable. the panel made the ruling based on more than 300 firsthand accounts of violence against men, women and children. >> execution, amputations and lashings in public space have become a regular appearance. the display of mutilated bodies has only further terrorized and traumatized its citizens in particular, children. >> the international criminal court can only get involved if the u.n. security council gives the okay. the last attempt was vetoed by china and russia. the top u.s. military general has made a surprise
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visit to iraq. according to reuters general martin dempsey arrived in baghdad saturday on an unannounced trip as u.s. military commanders work to expand assistance to iraqi and kurdish forces fighting isis. this visit also comes just days after dempsey told the u.s. house armed services committee he is certainly considering putting american ground forces in iraq to fight against the militants. we are learning more about the school in southern mexico that had 43 students disappear and they are presumed dead. coming up, its activist history against suspected government oppression. also, ferguson, missouri, a city on edge bracing for the worst in the midst of it all some are accused of inciting violence by using their cell phones.
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jose luis, the ex-mayor is now charged in the disappearance of 43 students from a teacher's college. authorities say he ordered police to take the students in september and they were given to a local cartel for execution. he is charged with six counts of aggravated homicide and one of attempted homicide. the school in southern mexico that the missing student as tended is still in a state of shock and you can imagine what their parents are going through. the colleges is known for its activism with a history of
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distrusting the government. cnn's rafael romo gives us an inside look. >> reporter: it's described as a college for the poor among the poor. it's a rural teacher's school in southern mexico. francisco is a 19-year-old sophomore at the boys only live-in school. >> we're peasants, poor people that have to come here because we have no other options, he says. the school has suspended all classes and activities, 43 of its students have been missing since late september reportedly kidnapped by corrupt police officers who handed them over to a criminal gang. authorities say the students are dead. at a rally a student breaks down in tears. >> translator: they may not be able to be with their little brothers and sisters for christmas, he says, the fact that 43 of them are missing is especially difficult because the students see themselves as a brotherhood. they produce some of the food
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they eat. "we work these lands for corn and beans," he says. "we also grow flowers we grow and sell to get extra money." they get about $4 and raise pigs and chickens and grow their own crops to make ends meet. throughout the college students talk about what they perceive as government oppression. i asked this sophomore if chai guevera is his hero. [ speaking a foreign language ] "he's a role model," he says. it's not unusual to hear slogans from the 1960s revolutionary che guevaro. in the school's courtyard there's a memorial for two who died in a clash with police in 2011 and now the disappearance of 43 classmates all at once has re-opened old wounds they say and deepened their distrust of authority.
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rafael romo, cnn, mexico. >> we'll continue to follow that story and as we said the mayor has been arrested. well, new surveillance video shows u.s. police officer darren wilson after the shooting death of teenager michael brown. this is the first we've seen this. according to "the st. louis dispatch newspaper." wilson left the police station for the hospital two hours after the shooting but he seemed to have no visible injuries on his face or body. newly released audio also gives more of a time line for that day in august. listen to when dispatchers reported a robbery with a suspect matching brown's description. >> in progress from west florissant. >> subject may be leaving the business at this time. stand by for further. >> all clear, i'm right here. >> according to the st. louis dispatch just ten minutes later
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another officer called for backup after brown was shot. >> get us several more units over here. there's going to be a problem. >> any available ferguson units who can respond to copper creek, advise. >> and that's how it started. a grand jury is still deciding whether to charge wilson in brown's death. missouri's governor is calling for peaceful protests, once the grand jury makes its ruling. michael brown's family says it's important that police in ferguson act with restraint and cnn's sara sidner reports the way demonstrators are telling their story is changing. >> reporter: another night of protests where tensions rise but in federal government ferguson, it's all being sent out to the world via new media. see the lights. those are live streamers. they use cell phones and internet hot spots and streaming software to show live pictures
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to online viewers around the world. >> you know, before this started i didn't even know about it. >> reporter: christopher has now made a business out of it. he was the first to do it. >> several of those nights our feeds would have to up 60,000, 80,000 people watching them. >> reporter: he and his partners' live stream got the world's attention with these images. >> police department to turn off cameras. >> reporter: they didn't and were live when -- police used tear gas and rubber bullets. >> i got hit with a rubber bullet in the back and canister in the head of tear gas and i was able to film the entire thing. i didn't stop. >> reporter: they were also there when some of the protesters turned violent. the number of live streamers is increasing, for some the goal is to give people an uncut realtime look at the action for hours without much narration. others share their opinions constantly. and a couple use inflammatory language. >> leave. >> get the [ bleep ] out of our neighborhood. >> that's the voice ofbasran
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masri. some police call him dangerous. some of the language you use, get the "f" out of here. do you understand the human reaction? >> of course, of course, but at the same time, you're dealing with people that have been oppressed in their lifetimes for years and they have never had a chance to vent their anger. this is the way we speak in the streets. so it's kind of hard for us to filter ourselves when emotions are running sky high. >> sara sidner reporting. according to live stream the place that hosts some of those, 8 million people have watched the videos coming out of ferguson. next here on cnn, pushing and shoving in south africa's parliament as one lawmakers's controversial statement about the country's president. we'll tell you what she said. plus, you may not recognize these two guys but millions saw them dangling from the world trade center this week. next they talk about what was
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occasions said that the president is a thief. and that is what i'm asking you to withdraw. >> i've stated that i'm not going to withdraw. he is a -- >> sergeant-at-arms -- >> he is the greatest thief in the world. >> can we assist the member to get out of the house, please. >> obviously a lot of emotion over this story. the clashes came after parliament cleared mr. zuma of wrongdoing after accusations that he used millions in state funds to upgrade his private residence. well, the window washers stranded for more than an hour on the tallest building in new york gives me the heeb bejeebies to think about it. they've got quite a story to tell. their ordeal ended when firefighters cut through a window and pulled them to safety. now talking about what they were
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thinking. what was going on while they dangled up there. here's miguel marquez. >> i'm from el salvador and happy i'm here in the united states. god bless america. >> reporter: juan, 41-year-old father of three expressing a lot of love today. happy to be alive after surviving a harrowing experience. dangling nearly vertically from his window washing scaffold for 90 heart-stopping minutes. 68 stories above the ground off the side of the northern hemisphere's tallest building, one world trade center. did either of you have a cell phone up there and if you did, did you call someone? who did you call and what did you say? >> yes, when the scaffold stopped, i get my phone, i call my wife and say, something happened. it's out of my hands, okay, and so you see the news, i speak to
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you, i'm okay. >> reporter: new york city not easily impressed held its collective breath for him and his window washing partner, juan lopez, father of one. >> in the beginning it was panic and pretty much survival trying to instinct for a few minutes. >> reporter: the pair had been cleaning the south side of the building since early morning. just after noon they were ascending cleaning as they went suddenly the left side began to sink. they knew something was wrong and hit the emergency stop. >> first instinct, emergency stop. that didn't work. what reason, but i just grab on, hold on and hope we wasn't going to fall over. >> reporter: fire officials say they believe it may have been a powerful clamp at the top of the building that failed to keep the cable on the left side from going slack. >> i don't know for sure but usually like there's a friction device that will like grab the
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cable and i think that gave way. i think that's what happened but i don't know for sure but that's what commonly happens with these. >> reporter: usama says when they saw the firefighters on the other side of the thick glass they knew they'd be saved. they just didn't know when. their training kicked in. >> i know this job safety number one. one mistake, no story here. >> reporter: as for returning to the window washing heights of manhattan -- >> as far as working back in the scaffold, like besides the ground there's interior jobs, as well and we can work from the inside. i'm sure they'll need us for that and i'll definitely be there. >> reporter: miguel marquez, cnn, new york. >> don't blame them at all for wanting an indoor job after that. well, new numbers from the world health organization paint a grim picture of ebola in some west african countries, coming up we'll meet the men and women dealing with one of the worst parts, recovering the bodies.
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welcome back to our viewers in the u.s. and around the world. you're watching cnn. i'm natalie allen. our top story, members of the g-20 are getting down to business at their annual summit in brisbane, australia, the crisis in ukraine is expected to be the top of the agenda but earlier u.s. president barack obama announced a $3 billion contribution to help poorer nations fight climate change. in nigeria boko haram has taken over the northeast town of chibok according to residents.
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chibok became known worldwide after the group kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls there last april. they're till missing. the former mayor of iguala, mexico, is now charged in the deaths of 43 college students. authorities say police abducted them in september on jose abarca's orders. he is charged with six counts of aggravated homicide and one of attempted homicide. well, mali is trying to track down 300 people linked to ebola cases in what has become a second wave of the outbreak in that country. at least four new cases were identified this week. they were linked to an imam who went to mali from guinea and later died. officials from the world health organization confirmed three deaths in mali says the outbreak in senegal is officially over.
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the w.h.o. counts more than 14,000 confirmed or suspected cases in west africa, more than 5100 people have died. a surge in who contracted ebola in sierra leone will be treated in the u.s. a u.s. official says the doctor will be transported to the nebraska medical center today but only if he is stable enough to fly. that facility has already treated two other ebola patients who survived. the doctor is a sierra leone national and a legal u.s. resident. sierra leone is one of the west african countries hardest hit by the outbreak. london's channel 4 correspondent alex thompson spent the last week there and followed a group of volunteers who had the dangerous job of recovering the bodies of victims. we must warn you, some of these images may be disturbing. >> reporter: he's over there, they said. in the bush. the only way through was by
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motorbike. in one last selfless act, the community pharmacist knowing he was ill had taken himself away from the people he knew and loved. the first body of the day, ibrahim's final resting place shows how ebola is being spread. because ibrahim's last patient was none other than this man. earlier we saw how he died in terrible circumstances in devil hole. the team douse them services down to decop tamg nate. me tickous concentration no matter how hot or distracting this work can be. >> the most important thing we need to do disinfect the body properly. in the case we have dead bodies we are told that is when the virus is more active. leave the dead cell and come to the living cell so that is why
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we disinfect the body properly. >> reporter: no time to cause. the next body has been notified at new side village a few miles away. before david's team can even begin, another call, more bodies notified. >> so now we have an additional one. >> reporter: he's still on the phone but the team's going ahead and getting suited up again. the layers of gloves in strict sequence. the buddy system. this man's goggles have a gap of exposed skin. that can't be allowed to happen. and in they go. they spray their way carefully the last couple of meters to his body on the veranda.
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>> yeah. >> reporter: swabs are taken. on the veranda they hole up an arm of the body to spray fully the body and bag up clothing. and then the corpse itself is bagged with care. they extend what dignity they can. fatima was a close friend of abdul's but she knew what was coming. >> he was my best friend. he got sick on tuesday. about an hour ago he started oozing blood from his mouth. then i said, please, this is the worst case so they didn't go closer. >> at the emergence of abdullah on his last journey you feel the
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impact of ebola. one tiny village in this country. and yet all that has to be soon left behind. we're going to yam's farm, a few minutes' drive away. and there the village chief is haranguing the red cross. yet another village where they called the ambulance but nobody came because there are not enough hospital beds. struggling with endless phone calls david has to make peace. >> okay. let me just enlighten them. now this is the red cross burial team. our mandate simply mean for collect dead body. not seek people. we not in charge of seek people.
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>> reporter: people in this village are increasingly frustrated. they dial 11and as we've seen here all week no ambulance comes because there are still not enough hospital beds. you can't tell people in a situation like that look, it's okay, there's going to be plenty of beds in this country in a month or two months, they need the beds now. it's tense but the body retrieval team could come to extract mohammed, a well-known contractor must go about their business. all around, though, anger, frustration and grief is building. then at the emergence of the stretcher something snaps. his wife delirious with grief. with this situation continuing they make an unusual decision, they'll allow the men in the vimmage to conduct a short funeral.
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including at least one of those who retrieved his body. and then it's over. the last journey and the people explode. >> so, so difficult for the families who can't approach or say good-bye to their loved ones. as we approach the winter holidays you may remember the song "do they know it's christmas" but with the ebola epidemic growing a new song with a new message is about to be released. >> one, two, three, four. ♪ raise a glass for everyone here's to them ♪ ♪ do they know it's christm christmastime at all ♪
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>> chilling, that gave me chills. that's a trailer for the new single. it will feature singers including ellie goulding, bono and one direct. that song will premiere on the uk's "the x factor" tomorrow. well, fears over ebola spread have thrown american football into turmoil. morocco was supposed to host the continent's biggest sporting event january's african cup of nations, but they backed out because they feared they were at risk of an outbreak and were completely ousted from the competition. the tournament will now be hosted by equatorial guinea but
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that nation had already been kicked out of the competition for fielding an ineligible player and now been reinstated as fifa's ethics judge says he's surprised by criticism of his findings that there was no corruption in the bidding for two world cups. you're watching cnn. a simple hand tool is throwing a monkey wrench into the united states nuclear program. that's coming up. and president obama, planes to act on u.s. immigration reform but four years in we'll look at what's at stake and the power struggles surround it with congress. [ julie ] the wrinkle cream graveyard.
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well, here are two phrases you don't want to hear at the same time, nuclear weapon, serious problems but that seems to be the case for the program that manages the world's largest nuclear arsenal. tom foreman explains the disturbing findings of the new pentagon report. >> reporter: this new report from the pentagon will be dismaying to many in the military and flat out alarming to others. in the dangerous world of nuclear missiles and strategic bombers it's hard to imagine a simple hand tool could be a problem. but the pentagon review found supplies were so neglected workers at three nuke sites were sharing a single specialized wrench for more than 400 missiles. >> how did they do it? they did it by federal
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expressing the one wrench around to each base. they were creative and innovative and they made it work but that's not the way to do it. >> reporter: the pentagon is now acknowledging many such troubles including and inspection regimen that nitpicked insignificant details while ignoring potentially serious issues like leaky hydraulic sales on aging blast doors. a culture of inefficiencies, micro management and daily shortages and equipment, qualified personnel, facilities and funding, even badly outdated helicopters being used to service nuclear operations. choppers that came into service under president nixon during the vietnam war. >> we just have kind of taken our eye off the ball here and if we don't fix this, eventually it will get to a point where there will be some questions about our security. >> reporter: officials say these problems grew in part from the
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fighting in iraq and afghanistan which forced the pentagon to choose between sending resources to battle or to the nuke program. >> when you have to make a hard choice like that you're going to support the war fighter and you make as best you can. >> reporter: still, embarrassing lapses have resulted sump as an incident in which a missile bay door was left unattended while one crew member slept and another went to r for food and officers cheating on proficiency tests. fixing all of this will not be cheap. the u.s. military currently spends $15 billion a career on its nuke program and will have to increase by 10%. even then it will take years to undo the damage. tom foreman, cnn, washington. >> president obama is gearing up to announce a plan to overall u.s. immigration policy. the move has been the subject of months of anticipation and debate and there is plenty at stake as we learn from cnn's dana bash.
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>> reporter: presidential fighting words for republicans on immigration from his trip halfway around the world in asia. >> i would use all the lawful authority that i possess to try to make the system work better. and that's going to happen. >> reporter: that is going around congress and issuing an executive order allowing millions of undocumented immigrants to stay legally. republicans are united in opposing the move calling it a declaration of political war. >> there's a lot of people on our side that think he's trying to bait us into some sort of fight. you know, we're trying -- >> reporter: are you going to take the bait? in are we going to fight it, yes. >> reporter: there's no gop consensus on how to fight it. some want to use congress' main constitutional weapon funding the government to stop his immigration policies. >> look like using the power of the purse. >> reporter: many republicans are resisting since the last time they used government funding to stop an obama policy
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it spiraled into a government shutdown. >> i think that's a losing strategy. it certainly didn't work with obamacare. >> reporter: another gop idea, take the president to court for executive overreach. >> what we should do is engage in litigation. >> reporter: but proving abuse of power is tough. republicans are already trying to sue the president on obamacare and having trouble even finding legal counsel to push it. beyond the power struggle -- >> this president is clearly out of bounds on this issue. >> reporter: an open question, how did it even come to this? why haven't house republicans tackinged illegal immigration legislatively. >> it hasn't happened for six years or even four years since you've been in charge. >> maybe the time is right. >> reporter: exit polls from last week's election show a majority in favor of at least some legal status for undocum t undocumented immigrants but most house republicans face a different dynamic representing conservative districts, in fact, three-quarters of house republican districts have la teen foe voting populations of
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less than 10%. dana bash, cnn, capitol hill. >> 500 million kilometer as way from earth, it's out there, folks, the space probe that landed on a comet has run out of power but scientists have a plan to try and make contact again. we'll tell you about it coming up. also, the hunt is on for this creature, roaming the woods near paris. thought it was a tiger but now no one is sure what it is. we'll get into that.
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a strong undersea earthquake struck off the coast of eastern indonesia. the 7.3 hit 150 kilometers northwest of ternate. no major public -- excuse me, they've cleared any possibility of a tsunami wave impacting the region. sad to say, it is lights out for the philae space probe. after giving scientists unprecedented date father from the surface of a comet the batteries are completely drained in hieber face mode. it put the probe in the shadows near a cliff.
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that is what caused the problem. so its solar panels haven't been able to fully charge because it's not in the sun. but it was able to transmit all of its data. the little probe that could. scientists will now wait to see if there's any chance they can get some sunlight on the probe to power it back up. this has been an amazing story, derek van dam is with us from the international weather center and, you know, it's amazing that spacecraft is just the size of a dishwasher. it landed on that giant thing. it bounced up for a mile, came back, hit again and bounced and landed and did its job. >> it did its job successfully. in fact, i think the scientists found some of the research i was doing was the scientists only expected it to actually send about 16 hours of information. we got some tests done during that time. there was all kinds of 360-degree panoramic photos sent of the comet, as well. and obviously now you're reporting that the battery has
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run out on the device. but think about this, the comet does circle the sun so with those solar panels they put on the transmitter, that should start to see daylight at some stage, in fact, i think some astronomers are believing by a year from now, it could encounter some sunlight and perhaps get some more juice and wake up, send some more images. >> that would be so cool. >> i would love to see that. just hold tight, viewers across the world. we'll get back to you in about a year's time. natalie, weather to talk about. including the arctic air that has invaded much of central and eastern parts of the united states. this is the latest satellite imagery coming out of the colorado rockies and the western half of the u.s. it did bring some hefty snow to the central parts of oregon, in fact, so heavy that it closed an airport. take a look at this visual coming out of that area. 1 1/2 foot of snow or feet of
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snow fell in about a 48-hour period. there was also some freezing rain, as well. that helped shut down the airport. this was on thursday evening. but i say this because it's only the second time in 25 years this airport has been shut down because of weather. it is now re-opened and the energy from this particular storm system is going to bring snow across the central parts of the u.s. all the way to the great lakes. not a significant amount of snow but certainly something to talk about and it's definitely creating some travel headaches from iowa into missouri, parts of kansas and where they would typically see know this time of year across the colorado rockies, great news for skiers and snowboarders. this is how much we're expecting. this is in centimeters, only a few inches near des moines, iowa. even st. louis and this arctic blast is actually going to be reinforced by monday and tuesday and wednesday of this upcoming workweek.
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if you thought temperatures were cold last week wait till you see the maximum temperatures for tuesday and wednesday. especially for the windy city. here's a look at current temperatures now, atlanta, 2 below, montgomery, 3 below, that has prompted the national weather service to issue these hard freeze warnings overnight anywhere from charleston, south carolina, all the way to new orleans so it is definitely a very, very cold outlook across this part of the u.s. so bundle up if you're traveling there. natalie. >> absolutely. all right. derek, thank you. well, a grainy picture of what appeared to be a giant cat set off a massive hunt near paris near disneyland, euro disney, as a matter of fact. some thought it was a tiger. but now officials are not sure what they're tracking. cnn's randi kaye has more on the big hunt for the what we think is the big cat. >> reporter: one fuzzy photograph is all it took to set off a feline frenzy. [ speaking french ]
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>> we spotted it, he says. it all started thursday with a woman saw the big cat on this mound of grass east of paris near disneyland. one of europe's most popular tourist attractions. her husband spoke to french tv. [ speaking a foreign language ] >> reporter: it's true we're not used to run nothing a tiger when coming to work in the morning, he said. the animal was in the middle of the mound so we can suppose it was at 5 or 6 meters from her when she got out of her vehicle. immediately residents in nearby towns were advised to remain indoors out of fear the big cat may attack if threatened or hungry. >> i think it's more afraid than dangerous. >> if i saw the tiger in the street i would run away. >> reporter: french authorities are clearly ready for anything. some 140 soldiers now reportedly on the hunt. more than twice as many as the day before.
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the clever cat has been spotted in the brush and animal experts have identified paw prints. they found this print in the mud, this in the grass. meanwhile, helicopters are buzzing overhead. media reports say the beast, yes, they are calling the cat a beast is likely contained in an area about the size of four or five soccer fields. it's believed to have crossed a major highway then pussy-footed past a gas station. "i have just been briefed by the security forces," the mayor says. "apparently the tiger was seen close to ferriey embree on the motorway spotted by truck drivers. search teams are armed with rifles and tranquilizers. this french lieutenant says there are two options, either we neutralize it or we kill it. if we think that there is a
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threat to public security, then we shoot it. but what is it? first it was a tiger. then perhaps a lynx and now officials say maybe just a big cat based on the paw prints. what kind of cat? the national board of wildlife says whatever it is it doesn't pose a threat. the cat reportedly weighs about 175 pounds and was most likely someone's private pet. but unless someone comes forward to claim the feline, paris will remain on edge. hoping this story has a purrfec this. ending. ran day kaye, cnn, new york. >> we hope it does. thank you for watching two more hours of live news coming up with my colleague zain asher. we'll go back live to brisbane, australia, for the g-20 summit and look into the political challenges facing the u.s. president when he returns from that summit. i'm natalie allen.
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