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live with what baghdad and washington have to say. covid cases on the rise again in europe. the world health organization has a dire warning for the months ahead . welcome, everyone. terrifying accounts of concertgoers fighting for their lives are emerging from friday's deadly crowd surge in houston, texas. and we're hearing from the rapper who is at the center of it all. eight people were killed, scores of others injured when the massive crowd rushed the stage at the astro world music festival. all of the victims under 30 years of age. one witness says all hell broke loose when rapper travis scott took the stage. here's the moment when the music star realized something was terribly wrong.
and just a short time ago, scott posted about the tragedy on his instagram account, have a listen. >> to the ones that was lost last night, we're actually working right now to identify the families so we can help assist them through this tough time. you know my fans, my fans, like -- my fans really mean the world to me. and i'll always just really want to leave them with a positive experience. any time i can make out, you know, anything that's going on, you know, i'd stop the show, you know, help them get the help they need, you know? >> 300 people were treated at a field hospital set up at the festival. a 10-year-old child remains in critical condition. police say the cause of the surge is still not clear. it's just one of the many unanswered questions surrounding
this tragedy. cnn's rosa flores with the latest from houston. >> reporter: the investigation into the astro world festival that turned deadly just escalated to include the narcotics and homicide divisions here in the city of houston, and here is why. according to a security officer who was on scene at the time, he says that he was pricked in the neck, he was treated with narcan, and he was revived. this is according to the police chief here. the chief also says other individuals were treated with narcan. he's not releasing more information on that but does say that now the investigation includes the narcotics and homicide divisions, take a listen. >> one of the narratives was that some individual was inject ed -- injecting other people with drugs. we have the report of a security officer, according to the medical staff that was out and treated him last night, that he was reaching over to restrain or grab a citizen, and he felt a
prick in his neck. when he was examined, he went unconscious. they administered narcan. he was revived, and the medical staff did notice a tick similar to a tick you would get if someone was about to inject. >> eight people died between the ages of 14 and 27. we don't know the age of one individual. the number of people who were transported to the hospital has also increased from 23 to 25. and now we're learning that five children were transported to the hospital. now, this is all very, very troubling based on talking to some of the concert goers. they tell me that depending on how tall you were, that's how easy or difficult it was for you to breathe at the height of this situation. according to authorities about
9:15 at the night of the concert that's when the crowd starting congressing toward the stage. about 10:10 is when the concert ended. so based on the accounts from these concert goers that i talked to, they describe very intense moments were people were trying to just breathe. one individual said it felt like a mob that and that his survival instincts kicked in. all he wanted to do was take a breath and take a drink of water. that's how intense it was for some of those individuals that were in the crowd that were close to the stage. now, authorities say all of this is under investigation. they're trying to figure out exactly what happened, why so many individuals were compressing toward the stage. and now, of course, based on what the houston police chief has said, the account from a security officer says his neck was pricked, treated with narcan
and then he revived. this investigation has escalated to include narcotics and homicide divisions. rosa flores, cnn, houston. >> now, my next two guests were at the concert. i do want to warn you some might find this hard to watch. >> they both join me now who were both there in the middle. the video we just played looks utterly terrifying, you sound terrified literally telling each other to just breathe. what was going through your minds as all that was happening?
>> just stay together, and really we were trying to take every individual breath. we couldn't gasp -- there was no oxygen anywhere. >> no air. >> there was no air left. it was too tightly compact to breath. there was no more room for all of the people, and it was just nonstop pushing. >> and how are you feeling now? how are you now? have you processed this? >> i mean i didn't process when it happened. i was very traumatized and shaken up. even on the plane i was totally fine. we just landed not even an hour ago i got home and threw my stuff and came over to do this interview. and on the way i was sobbing because i was realizing i survived i almost died. i felt like i almost suffocated to death, and i lost her for about 15 to 20 minutes and i was still in the crowd and no one would help me up. it got very graphic, and my head
got pushed down and i just couldn't stand up for a while. some guy, i wish i could remember his name or face, he helped me up but he was trying to make sure my head wasn't down so i could get some sort of air from outside, and they ended up carrying me out and security pulling me out eventually from the front of the stage. >> i just can't imagine what that's like. when did you first realize something was going wrong? how did it start for you? >> i would say i knew at first about 40 minutes before the show had even started someone passed out behind us just because people were already pushing. it wasn't a warm day. it was about 55, 60 degrees outside, and people were passing out and sweating. so i knew then that something was going to be wrong when the show started, and then it did and then it was just relentless
pushing toward the front with no break. usually i've been to many travis scott concerts and festivals. i went to my first one when i was very, very young and i was fine. and something was seriously wrong with this one, and i don't know what was different, but it was just terrifying is the only word i have. >> nothing yike i've ever experienced in my entire life, and i have experienced dangerous -- i mean not dangerous but very heavy crowds and larger crowds than this. >> what do you think they should have done? what wasn't done right given your experience at concerts like this? what did they mess up? >> security wasn't prepared for the crowds, and then they weren't prepared to handle what was happening with the crowds. they weren't -- teenagers were giving cpr to other teenagers because the medical staff wasn't well-equipped to handle this. they didn't know how to do cpr. so peoples friends were giving
cpr to each other. >> people that were pulled out were actually after they woke up, were told to help out their cpr even though they just woke up from being passed out. even for people giving cpr to people who did have pulses, and then people who didn't have pulses were just laying there and though one was giving them any help. and when i was taken out i wish i knew people needed help, because i'm certified in cpr. she is as well. >> it's so true. and it's like no one knew what was happening. >> and what was the reaction of those around you? i'm thinking back to the video because it's so visceral. what were people around you doing? were people caring for each other or were they just not realizing what was going on? >> so taller people i feel like more bigger guys who can tell what was going on, they were trying to help people up and out and trying to reach them to
security. but there were so many people they just couldn't even move. i felt like i couldn't move. there was a point my hands were like this and i couldn't move. and no space at all. and i fell on top of someone. and if no one pulled me up and i didn't reach my hand out, someone would have fallen on top me. he didn't realize he was on top of someone. it was just extremely terrifying and hectic and nothing like i've ever experienced at all. >> did you think you were going to die? >> genuinely yes. i thought i was going to suffocate to death. >> it was no time to breathe. it wasn't really i think i'm going to -- it was i'm going to die, i need to breathe. >> exactly. it was more i can't breathe thing, that's the point where i didn't know if i was going to make it out of there. >> and then we were separated, i can't breathe. >> hopefully lessons were learned from this. i can't imagine what you went
through. i'm really glad you're okay, and i'm grateful for you telling us and sharing what went on so people really know what it was like. thank you so much, both of you. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. the iraqi prime minister has survived a drone strike in baghdad's green zone in what the u.s. state department calls an apparent act of terrorism. joining the u.s. in that criticism is its old enemy. it's not clear yet who tried to kill the prime minister, but a powerful iran backed shia militia group is insulting him. a spokesman has denied involvement in the assassination while secretary of state, at the same time say, quote, may god
ku curse him. >> we're working to build our homeland by respecting the state and its institutions and establishing a better future for all iraqis. i invite everyone to a calm and constructive dialogue for the sake of iraq and the future of iraq. long live iraq, long live iraq. >> spent a lot of time in iraq. a lot of eyes turning to those iran backed groups whose supporters have been protesting recently but denials from them. what do we know who might benefit from such an attack? >> michael, i think, if you look the iraqi government, iraqi officials are being very cautious not to point the finger right now at these iranian backed militias, perhaps really trying to prevent this from escalating even further. you're looking at a very, very dangerous situation and a very
serious escalation right now. what we understand is they say they're investigating this incident, that the prime minister was fortunate to escape what they're describing as this assassination attempt, the latest information according to the interior ministry they say at least three drones were involve in this attack on the prime minister's residence in the green zone. what we understand from security services is that one of these drones, an explosive laden drone struck the house of the prime minister. he was out at the time. he was returning to his house. he was out inspecting troops outside the green zone. you can see from the images we've gotten from the iraqis, really extensive damage, a number of his security detail injured according to an official, but the prime minister escaped it unharmed as we saw him in that televised address calling for calm and restraint basically. but, michael, as you mentioned there is good reason for why these iranian backed groups
would be suspected of being involved in this attack. this is pretty much their m. o. we've seen them carrying out these sort of drone strikes, these explosive laden suicidal drones as they've been called striking u.s. bases in iraq and outside iraq. and then you've also got this very tense situation that has been brewing in iraq in baghdad over the past few weeks since the iraqi elections. these iranian backed militia groups emerged as the biggest losers in the iraqi elections. they lost many of the seats they had in the previous parliament, and they have refused to accept the results of these elections they describe as fraudulent. they have staged -- their supporters have staged a sit in outside the green zone, and we saw that turn violent on friday when they tried to storm the green zone. you can clashes that erupted
when at least one protesters were killed and dozens injured in these clashes. so there has been a lot of concern about what will happen next. they have threatened the iraqi prime minister in the past. it's no secret, but they do not like the iraqi prime minister who is seen as close to the united states. he is seen as someone who's tried in the past to crack down on these iranian backed groups. but as you mentioned right now what we have is two of the most powerful iranian backed militias both coming out and denying that they had anything to do with this, essentially, the latest statement from one of these groups calling for an independent investigation, saying basically that this is a setup, trying to blame them for what happened. no matter who is responsible for this, michael, this is a very cvery critical and dangerous moment for iraq right now, and how do you de-escalate a situation like
this? >> indeed, any response would have to be incredibly measured. appreciate it. good to see you, my friend. the largest public works initiative in u.s. history will soon be signed into law after marathon negotiations finally secured its passage in congress. we'll explain what that trillion dollars will be used for coming up. also the looming fight over the president's ambitious social and environmental agenda with key democrats refusing to get behind it. our political analyst weighs in after the break.
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the coming days and then travel around the country to promote it. cnn's suzan malveaux now takes a closer look at what's in it and why getting it passed was so difficult. >> reporter: democratic lawmakers under a tremendous amount of pressure to say they can actually get something done especially after the loss in the governor's race in virginia and that near loss in new jersey. and now you have many of these lawmakers tweeting, patting themselves on the back and really saying advertising, what kind of goodies are in this bipartisan infrastructure package for the voters in their state. here's how some of it breaks down, the $1.2 trillion including money for roads and bridges, rail transportation, airports, some climate change protections, and even power stations for electric cars. all of this after a very messy day, a long process. the house adjourning at 12:42 in
the morning on saturday before it was all said and done. it was voted on 228 for, 216 against. 13 republicans signed on breaking with the their party for the most part, familiar names, people who have bucked the party before and voted to impeach the president are also resigning as well. and six democrats who voted against the bipartisan infrastructure package, these are the progressives, the original squad, if you will, sticking to their position that they would only vote for the infrastructure package if it went along with the build back better bill, that larger economic social safety package that they said must accompany the infrastructure piece. ultimately that did not happen. the caucus chair of the progressives representative jayapal striking a deal with the rest who said they want a score
from the congressional budget office of that bigger bill to find out what it actually costs before they put their support behind it. but jayapal said she was satisfied she got what she waned for their support. later on down the road that vote expected to happen some time in the week of november 15th. suzan malveaux, cnn at the capitol. >> larry sabidojoins me now. good to see you. first of all, how important was this win for biden politically on this legislation? >> it was absolutely essential. it has been for a long time. it's been late in coming, a day late and a dollar short, particularly with respect to the elections. but he got it. he got it, and there's enough time between now and november 2022 for the mid-term elections, potentially for people to see the benefits in their states and localities. >> politics aside, i mean it is
worth noting that this is a huge bill, historic really in terms of what it will mean. single largest investment in public works in the nation's history. historians how significant is it as a piece of legislation? >> i would rank it probably near the top if not at the top of what recent administrations have been able to do. you know, this infrastructure bill of some sort has been around for years and years and years through several administrations, and nobody's been able to get it passed. now, granted it was passed with enormous difficulty, but in the end it was passed and it's important to note this is more bipartisan than probably anything else you're going to see. 13 house republicans voted in favor of it, and quite a few republican senators supported it in the summer. >> yeah, especially given this climate, absolutely. next up, of course, is the build back better bill. even if that gets through the
house, though, it's going to face some stiff opposition including from some democrats like senator joe manchin, almost certainly will be substantially altered before going back to the house. sow does that look? >> it's not as steep as it once was, but i think you'd still be winded if you had to climb it. i certainly would anyway. i kind of think something will pass. i don't know how much of it will pass. i'm not even sure what's in it today. they keep taking things out and putting things back in. i think the progressives had to be given some assurances by the leadership and by president biden that it really would come up in the house, be passed in november and something would be worked out before the end of the year with the senators. but all it takes is one senator, in nis case two to say no go on this, i veto that, i want this dropped and suddenly it's a very different bill and the progressives may be unhappy.
we'll just have to wait and see. >> yeah. in that context and also what you mentioned before about, you know, getting stuff done, i mean in a kind of bipartisan way this infrastructure bill good for the country, jobs, investment, improvement structurally for the country, yet it was so hard to get it over the line. what does the at times chaotic process, the division among democrats and the opposition from republicans, what does all of that say about politics in the u.s. right now, when this bill that is good has so much trouble? >> we as a country are as divided partisanly as we've been in decades. there are certainly other partisan periods in american history, and we have been partisan recently, but this is an intensity that we haven't seen in a long, long time. and it really does prevent even good legislation, bipartisan legislation from getting through because if you're in the other party and you vote for something, you're seen as a
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they were parading in front of the cameras daily. they were arguing among themselves in the full view of public, and really every hour or two. this -- and it's gone on for months. this has been an image disaster for the democrats. lucky for them they've got a year to try and repair it with the substances of the one bill they pass asked the other bill that one assumes they will pass in one form or another, and they better get to work. >> yeah, great points as always. larry sabado, good to see you. >> thank you, michael. still to come here on the program, police are investigating what caused that deadly crowd surge at a sold out concert in houston, texas. up next we'll hear from a witness describing the chaos as so many people fought for their lives. and also the push to get more vaccines in americans arms hits a stumbling block in court. why the workplace vaccine mandate is now in legal limbo.
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and welcome back to "cnn newsroom." i'm michael holmes. returning now to our top story. a fun filled night of music turns deadly at a concert in houston, texas. eight people between the ages of 12 and 27 lost their lives on friday when the crowd rushed the stage at the astrow world music festival. one concert-goer describing the incident as a death trap with people struggling to even breathe. ♪ >> and you can see an ambulance
in the middle of that massive crowd right there, but no one even seems to notice and the music plays on. cnn's pamela brown spoke with a witness about whenat he saw friy night. >> people were getting trampled, losing their balance and tripping over the people on the floor. and people were just dying left and right. it heated up about 15 minutes after travis came on the stage, and it progressively got worse. there was shoving. the barricades couldn't accommodate all the people that were there. it was too small. it was a death trap basically. >> a death trap. and what was that like for you to be caught in the middle of that? >> i've seen izkids help out before and everyone usually helps out but this time people were fighting for their life. i picked some kid up and his eyes rolled in the back of his head, and i checked his pulse and i knew he was dead, and i
checked the people around me. and i had to leave him there. there was nothing i could do. i had to keep going. >> so even in the midst of the chaos you had to help someone check their pulse, there was no pulse. what was going through your mind as all this was unfolding? >> it was frustrating. i wanted the music to stop and everyone to realize. but people were just going crazy and partying and they weren't paying attention to the bodies that were dropping behind them. >> did you feel like as this was unfolding it was getting really bad, you were there trying to help the situation, that there was enough security guards or people there who were supposed to be jumping in at moments like this to contain the situation? >> no, there wasn't enough security guards, and there wasn't enough emts or people helping out the crowd. the paramedics couldn't even reach the crowd. i was in an area trying to lift kids out of the crowd and that couldn't be reached. and that ambulance got a spot
after i saw like 10 to 20 people pass away. >> did you fear for your life? did you think you were going to die? you described it earlier as a death trap. is that what you think was going to happen to you? >> i've been in crazy mosh pits like this so i knew how to maneuver my way out. but a lot of these kids go there and see travis scott from fortnite and they're younger kids and don't know what to expect. when i was posting i wanted people to see the reality of how this festival can be. it's very dangerous. >> police say the cause of the crowd surge is still unknown, but both the narcotics and homicide divisions have now joined that investigation. now, on the covid front a milestone for the u.s. vaccination campaign. the cdc says 17% of adults are now vaccinated while 80% have received at least one shot.
the court in new orleans temporarily blocked the measure after a group of republican governors and businesses filed a legal challenge. the mandate requires employees of large companies to be fully vaccinated by january 4 or start taking weekly covid tests. but as the vaccination initiative falters in court, a new anti-covid pill could be on the horizon. evan mcmorris san tturo reports. >> reporter: as younger children began to receive pfizer vaccines this week, the pharmaceutical giant has been working on something new, an experimental new treatment for the virus. an interim analysis from pfizer showed when their experimental pill is taken in conjunction with another anti-viral within three days of symptoms appearing there was an 89% reduction in the risk of hospitalization or death. the company's hope is that people would take it at home before becoming sick enough to go to the hospital.
but the pill is still a far way off from reaching patients. pfizer'sidate as hot not been peer reviewed, published or submitted to the fda yet. >> it's significant. it means ten going to hospital only one will go. and likely very few will die. so the introduction of this pill will save millions and millions of lives. >> with nearly 60% of the u.s. population fully vaccinated the government's emphasis has turned to vaccinating children between the ages of 5 and 11. they received to receive their vaccines early this week with more shots rolling out this weekend at walgreens sites and others throughout the country. >> we're securing vaccines for every single child in that age group in america. those doses have started to arrive at thousands of pediatrician offices, pharmacies, schools and other sites. starting next week our kid vaccination program will hit full strength with about 20,000
trusted and convenient places for parents to get their kids vaccinated. >> reporter: but vaccine hesitancy is still with us. nfl star aaron rogers said he's unvaccinated and consulted with podcast host joe rogan about a course of treatment when he caught the virus. he says he took several treatments including the drug ivermectin, a medication that is not a proven treatment for covid-19. here in new york city where tense battles over vaccine mandate municipal workers led to protests last week, now approximately about 80% of the city's firefighters have been vaccinated and 86% of the new york city police department have received their shots. only 130 people have been put on leave without pay. but about 6,000 uniformed and civilian officers have requested exemption from the mandate. the commissioner telling cnn's jim sciutto the department is handling each of those cases individually. >> the impact comes from the uniform and civilian members
that have not requested an accommodation and were put on leave without pay. it's manageable. we're able to move resources around, stop training in certain areas, do things behind the scenes. we're trying to get those people back to work. >> reporter: evan mcmorris santuro, cnn, new york. concerns are growing that europe could be in for a rough winter as the latest surge of the pandemic sweeps the continent. russia the latest country to see a record number of covid cases in recent days more reporting more than 41,000 recent infections on saturday. at least five other european nations have seen record number of cases over the past week. one of them is greece where new restrictions for the unvaccinated went into effect on saturday. they're now required to show a negative test before they can go to banks, shops or access social services. because of all of that health officials say things are looking bleak as europe heads into the
winter. all the experts say winter is a dangerous time for this virus. how are european leaders preparing to manage already rising case numbers ahead of winter? >> reporter: well, michael, the pressure is really on on european leaders now as we head into those winter months to tackle these rising case. and what we've seen over the last few days and weeks are record number of daily cases reported across several european countries, and there's a real sense of urgency and concern now as we move into winter there could be a situation which puts the health care sectors across the continent under renewed pressure. they are under intense pressure during the flu season that is. here in the u.k. the hhs often faces this winter crisis. but health eshperts are warning of what has been described as the twindemic, dealing with both this winter crisis and the coronavirus pandemic. and of course this year we'll be
heading into the winter months with the presence of the delta variant, which is highly transmissible and has put at risk thousands of lives as we continue to see these ree rise in cases. what governments are really doing now is pushing for more people to get vaccinated. we've seen an uneven uptick of vaccines across europe, in the eastern parts of europe and indeed some parts of the balkans, we've seen a growing number of vaccine hesitancy. and there is a concern that could put hundreds of lives at risk. the w.h.o. has warned in the last few days if this situation continues on the current trajectory we could be seeing something like half a million lives lost to coronavirus between now and the beginning of february in just europe and central asia. so there's a real sense of concern but a real push for people to go out and get the jab and for governments to take the measures needed to prevent this winter crisis we expect to see. michael? >> thanks for that. well, more countries are telling government employees to leave
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more countries are telling their nonessential staff to leave ethiopia amid fears a rebel advance could bring all out war to the capital. canada and belgium have joined the u.s. in telling some of their diplomats to get out. as embassies empty there are communications black outs as well. images have emerged of pro-government rallies as officials at the same time try to down-play the crisis. but a state of emergency has been declared allowing conscription and the military's calling on veterans to rejoin the armed forces. for more on all this let's join cnn's melissa bell standing by in paris. bring us up-to-date, melissa. >> reporter: that call, the very latest in that drive to bring fighters on the side of the
government forces. as you mentioned a moment ago people who served in the army before and are under 55 but also going up to 60 and 64 for senior officers urged if they're fit and well to rejoin the fight. what we'veceiver own the course of the last week and you're quite right to point it out just a week ago, michael, on one hand those calls to arms not just the conscription but calling in people who have served in the past and may have left the army, army veterans and also that very inflammatory language we heard from the ethiopian prime minister over the last few days from either facebook, posts or twitter posts. really on one hand driving people to try and take arms and take on those rebel -- joint rebel forces that are some 160 kilometers away from the capital after those important gains we saw last week. and on the other hand, really trying to down-play the threat. you mentioned the images coming
in of pro-government rallies of tens of thousands of people. and interestingly signs on them depicting anger towards international media outlets. and this is really in line with what the government has been saying as well even as it tries to drum up support and find fighters and encourage ethiopians to take up arms. on the other hand, calling the reporting that's been calling those rebel advances alarmist. you have both sides of that coming from the government side. and what we've heard as well over the course of the last few days, and i think this is important, michael, is that it isn't simply a military risk that he faces. we heard from the attorney general on friday he was asked by a journalist what it would take for them to sit down with the rebel forces. he said it would take at least for them to withdraw from the regions and that's important we're talking about the routes that go from djibouti to the
capital, all of those supplies that fuel the basic necessities the capital needs to live with. so there's also that question of time and what a protracted conflict and digging down of positions could mean for the supplies. >> indeed, melissa, thanks. cnn's melissa bell there in paris for us. quick break here on the program. when we come back, activists demonstrate in cities around the world demanding more action on the climate crisis. we'll go inside one of those protests after the break. facing expensive vitamin c creamsms with dull results? olay brightens it up with new olay vitamin c. gives you two times brighter skin. hydrates better than the $400 cream.
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protesters took to the streets in countries around the world on saturday to call for more urgent action on the climate crisis. i want to show you the scene in glasgow, scotland, tens of thousands gathering near the site of the cop26 summit as world leaders prepare for a second week of climate talks. cnn's phil black is in glasgow. >> reporter: this wide range of
people and groups have come from across scotland, across the u.k. and from much further, too. they're marching through the glasgow weather to demand for climate action that delivers from more countries regardless of how rich they were and is sufficiently radical to result in the sort of change that science says is necessary to get a handle on climate change. >> climate justice! >> reporter: what do you think of the progress of the conference so far? >> it's a good start, but much more needs t t to be done. every country in the world needs to be getting involved. especially the west because we've done so much damage for the last kind of hundred years i suppose, yeah. >> reporter: you look like a really diverse group. where have you all come from? >> all over the u.k. from the cities, urban areas, rural areas. all together as a movement as farmers, land workers, activists, teachers, researchers, yeah. >> reporter: as farmers you're
used to this sort of weather, i guess. >> everyone's pretty hardy, yeah. >> reporter: who are you guys? >> we're the green wash busters. we bust green wash. >> reporter: tell people what green wash is. >> green wash is telling people you're doing one thing and saving the planet but actually destroying it. it's for marketing purposes. cop26 is full of green wash. >> reporter: hi, can you hear me? why are you dressed like this today? the planet is getting too hot? >> yes. >> reporter: and we need to stick to 1.5 degrees. and you're dressed as an avocado because? >> well, in case of the temperature keeps on increasing we can't actually grow avocados here. >> reporter: we don't want avocados here in the u.k.?
>> to be eaten here. >> reporter: to eat here but we don't want them to be grown here. does this event give you hope? >> yes. yes, there's loads of people here. there's loads of people here all wanting to work together to make a better world. of course it gives me hope. >> reporter: the mood on this wet, awful day is surprisingly warm, even joyous at times but the issue is really serious and increasingly urgent. cop26 now has one week of negotiations left to deliver -- >> lost phil black there. we've got the gist of that report. week two of cop26 about to get under way. meanwhile, thanks for spending part of your day with me. i'm michal holmes. you can follow me on twitter and instagram. do stay with us. my colleague will have more news for you in just a moment. ♪ ♪ ♪
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live from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, welcome to all of you watching us here in the united states, canada and around the world. i'm kim brunhuber. this is "cnn newsroom." we're learning more about the tragic event of the concert in houston that ended with eight people dead. artist travis scott speaks about the horrible outcome. plus this -- gunfire in baghdad after an attempt to asasa assassinate iraq's