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y: but there's a lot more to say. like if you park your car on tall, dry grass, the hot exhaust pipe can start a wildfire. so keep the animals safe, especially the cute, shirtless one. go to to learn more about wildfire prevention. hello and welcome to our viewers joining us here in the united states and all around the world, i'm rosemary church. just ahead on "cnn newsroom." >> this is a tragedy. taking down this building is a sad affair. >> racing against an approaching
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storm. authorities in florida bring down the rest of the partially collapsed condo. the white house falls slightly short of its fourth of july vaccination goal. how president biden is convincing americans to take that jab. and in afghanistan families flee the taliban as they move to take control of the country. we're live at bagram air base. thanks for being with us, and we begin with it latest efforts to find survivors after the collapse of a florida condo 11 days ago. crews have now demolished what remained of that high rise.
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officials say they had to bring it down to resume search and rescue operations safely. 121 people remain unaccounted for while 24 people have been confirmed dead. demolition might not have happened for days or even weeks had it not been for fears of what approaching tropical storm elsa might do. >> the approaching storm may have been a blessing in disguise for us in that it initiated the demolition discussion. that discussion has accomplished several things. it's eliminated a looming threat, a dangerous threat for our rescue workers. it will potentially open up probably a third of the pile so we can all, you know, so the teams can focus on not just two thirds of the pile but on the whole thing which is important,
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and, you know, we want to make sure that we control which way the building falls and not the hurricane. so all of this together i think ended up being a good thing. >> the u.s. congresswoman who represents the area says the demolition compounds the tragedy for those impacted by the collapse. >> this demolition is a tragic situation. this is a very tragic situation not only for those still hoping to find loved ones that have survived but also to the survivor families who got out of the building and all of whoms belongings are in that apartment building. and so this is tragic not a celebration, not a spectacle, and we need to think about the loss, the further loss that the demolition of this building means for all of these families. >> and earlier i spoke with forest lanning, a structural
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engineer with experience in demolishing damaged buildings, and he explained why this was required and what the possible risks are. >> the building definitely needed to be brought down. there was major concerns with that building given how the ground force slab has fell and fell into the basement. these columns that were not designed to be twice the length as what they are now with the part that has collapsed makes that last portion of the building very precariously hanging over the rescuers. so it needed to be brought down. using demolition and explosives, it's more risky. if you want it to be the safest way to bring down a building is bringing it down and deconstructing it but i understand the urgency of it. the vibrations need to be taken into consideration with anything nearby, and those buildings need to be inspected to see if any
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types of vibebrasions will negatively affect those structures. >> and that was structural engineer forest lanning speaking with me earlier. well, u.s. president joe biden has issued an emergency declaration for florida ahead of tropical storm elsa's arrival. but before it reaches florida it's impacting cuba. meteorologist allison chinchar joins me now to talk more about this. what is the latest on this storm, and how bad will it likely be? >> rosemary, the next 12 hours are really going to be key especially across areas of cuba. this is where we anticipate it's going to make landfall likely late morning on monday. now current winds are 65 miles per hour gusting up to 75. and that forward movement to the northwest just about 15 miles per hour. we do have the hurricane warning, that red color you see here in southern cuba but also the yellows and blues not only for cuba but also for florida
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because that's where we anticipate the storm to go to next. it will encounter a bit of cooler temperatures there before making a likely second landfall somewhere around the tampa bay region late tuesday night or early wednesday morning. storm surge is going to be a concern all along southern a cuba. 2 to 4 feet potentially north of naples and up into the tampa bay region, but rainfall is also going to be a concern, and we have the potential for flash flooding for both florida and cuba. but cuba also looking at the potential for some land slides because in this area we're talking about widespread 4 to 6 inches, isolated locations as much of a foot of rainfall. impacting jacksonville, savannah and likely up around charleston, south carolina before going back out to sea. because of that you do have the flash flood threat that exists for the entire state of florida and continuing on for some other states as well. we often talk about the
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different models here, the american model versus the european model. one thing to notice the two of them are in good agreement about the timing of the this particular storm. the placing where this storm will be at midnight tuesday local time it's almost identical. the american model is trying to make this storm just a little bit stronger than the european model, but a lot is at play here. how warm are the sea surface temperatures, how much sheer is involved, what are the steering mechanisms involved. so what we do know is the storm will make landfall in cuba in the short term. the real question is where does it go after that, and what impacts does it have on florida in the coming days? and that's going to be one of those key things. already it's a very impactful storm. it's the fifth named atlantic storm. again, something to certainly keep an eye on over the next 12 to 24 hours. >> we know you shall. thank you so much.
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our meteorologist allison chinchar joining us there. america threw a coast to coast party for independence day on sunday. in south florida massive crowds gathered on the beach in fort lauderdale for a concert and fireworks. in the nation's capitol, thousands came together to celebrate on the national mall. very few appeared to be wearing masks or social distancing. there was also no sign of pandemic precautions in nashville, tennessee, as crowds gathered in the city's downtown area. and at the white house, u.s. president joe biden shared an optimistic message about the country's battle against the pandemic and the fights that still lie ahead. cnn's arlette saenz reports. >> reporter: president biden declared this independence day that america is coming back together. speaking both in terms of combating the coronavirus pandemic and also largely unifying the country.
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the president really reflected on the progress that has been made over the past year in the fight against covid-19 saying that it showed the power of science. and he also issued a call to action as he encouraged americans to get vaccinated, to protect not just themselves but also others. take a listen to a few of the president's remarks about the fourth of july barbecue today at the white house. >> 245 years ago we declared our independence from a distant king. today we are closer than ever to declaring our independence from a deadly virus. that's not to say the battle against covid-19 is over. we've got a lot more work to do. covid-19 has not been v vanquished. we all know powerful variants have emerged like the delta variant. but the best defense against these variants is to get vaccinated. >> reporter: now, the president also honored the service and sacrifice of military families
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and also those essential workers. and he really drew on that signature sympathetic tone as he talked about so many lives that were lost over the course of the past year due to the pandemic, even saying he was thinking of his own son, beau biden, who served in the military as he delivered those independence day remarks. this is the largest gathering the white house has hosted since president biden took office. guests were treated to one of the best views in washington with the fireworks here in the city. and there were about 1,000 people who had been invited, military families and essential workers. as the president reflected and thanked so many people for the sacrifice and service they've made in the past year of the pandemic. arlette saenz, cnn, the white house. u.s. health experts are sounding the alarm over areas with low vaccination rates as the contagious delta variant spreads. so let's break down what's happening in the country. only 20 states reached the biden
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administration's goal to partially vaccinate 70% of their adult population against covid-19. dr. anthony fauci says there are some states with vaccination levels of 35% or less. dr. fauci also says more than 90% of coronavirus deaths in the u.s. were among unvaccinated people. he points out that most of the deaths were avoidable and that vaccine skepticism is making the situation in the u.s. deadlier than it should be. >> it's all the more sad and all the more tragic why it isn't being completely implemented in this country, and whatever the reasons as you said some of them are idealogic, some of them are just fundamentally anti-vax or anti-science or what have you. we just need to put that aside now. we're dealing with a historic situation with this pandemic, and we do have the tools to
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counter it. so for goodness sakes, put aside all of those differences and realize that the common enemy is the virus, and we have a tool, a highly effective tool against this virus. >> and earlier i spoke with dr. matthew. i asked him about whether he thinks more people would take the vaccine if it was approved by the fda. >> i think it would make a big difference hsh and i think that it would actually give a push for employers to maybe even mandate the vaccines if they are fully approved. i know that at the hospital where i work if it does become licensed, then, yes, our ceo has more of a power, if you will, to mandate these vaccines. i also know that a lot of people think this is still an experimental vaccine. so if it is fully approved then i think a lot more people will feel safer in getting the vaccine. >> dr. matthew also says he agrees with wearing masks
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indoors as the delta variant spreads throughout the country. well, just a few hours from now british prime minister boris johnson will lay out his plan for the final steps of lengthland's reopening. he's expected to focus on working from home, face coverings and social distancing. and to stick with a projected reopening target of july 19th. but covid cases are surging once again in the u.k. driven by the delta variant. so let's bring in our cyril vanier from london. so plans to reopen still going ahead despite surging cases driven by the delta variant. what's the calculation here, and what about vaccination rates? >> yeah, the final lifting of restrictions, rosemary, is now expected to go ahead on july 19th. we believe that's what boris johnson will be saying this evening. even though they'll have a last look at the data next week to decide ahead of july 19th, it's
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known here as freedom day. and already cabinet secretaries have been senlt on tv shows yesterday and today to try to start selling this idea to the public that now things are really going to be a matter of individual choice when it comes to social distancing and wearing masks. listen to the housing secretary yesterday on sky news. >> i don't particularly want to wear a mask. i don't think a lot of people enjoy doing it. we will be moving into a phase, though, this will be a personal choice and so some members of society will want to do so for perfectly legitimate reasons. but it will be a different period where we as private citizens make these judgments rather than the government telling you what to do. >> so, rosemary, masks potentially no longer a matter of legal obligation come july 19th but a matter of personal choice. as against that, look, i wanted to show you a screen grab of my
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phone because i think this represents what's happening in the u.k. at the moment with the surging infections due to the delta variant. there is the nhs, the health tracing app here, which is popping up on my phone almost every day to tell me it is verifying exposure to covid-19. so this is the app if somebody tests positive and declares themselves as positive on the app, it will then contact and ping all the other apps phones that have come into the vicinity of that infected person. it's pinging almost every day on my phone now, which means i have had a brush with covid pretty frequently without of course realizing it, just during the course of my daily life and i'm being careful, rosemary. this is how much the variant and coronavirus is currently in circulation in the u.k. 25,000 cases yesterday as opposed to just 1 or 2,000 two months ago. >> extraordinary numbers there. thankfully you are fully vaccinated, of course, but it's
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just extraordinary to get an idea how close you come each day. cyril vanier, joining us live from london, many thanks. russia is reporting its highest daily number of covid cases since early january. according to state news, more than 25,000 new infections were posted sunday. the figure has not been this high since january 2nd. russia reported record daily deaths for five days in a row last week. but sunday's death toll fell slightly. despite being the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine, russia lags behind much of the world in vaccination rates. well, myanmar is also breaking covid records reporting an all-time high number of new cases sunday. more than 2,300 new infections were posted by government officials. all this as the country continues to be racked by protests following the military coup on february 1st. well, coming up on "cnn
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newsroom," just two days after a deadly mud slide in japan, rescuers are battling time and the elements in this search for survivors. plus the u.s. withdrawal from afghanistan gets real as military bases sit empty now as the afghan government faces a rising threat from the taliban. we'll have the latest.
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rescuers in japan are combing through debris in hopes of finding survivors two days after a deadly mud slide. a local official told cnn three people are confirmed dead, and the number of missing now stands at 80. following saturday's disaster in the coastal city. rain and the threat of another landslide have been complicating rescue efforts. so, blake, so many loved ones unaccounted for at this hour. what more are you learning about these search and rescue efforts? >> reporter: you know, rosemary, the search and rescue efforts continue. they started at 6:00 this morning. and if they're anything like yesterday and the day before,
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they're going to go until it is completely dark out searching for friends, family, loved ones, people that were in the path of that landslide that left very little behind it. the good news more than two dozen people who were stranded inside structures have been rescued which is incredible given the devastation caused by the massive landslide that swept through the seaside resort town now of atami. the shelters, as you mentioned three people are dead and dozens more either reported missing or remain unaccounted for. for the second full day more than 1,100 people are assisting in the rescue efforts. we watched crews use search dogs and through collapsed buildings all in an effort to find survivors. landslide dig cut a path of destruction cutting what was once a residential area into a
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wasteland. 130 homes have been completely destroyed either buried or swepted away while an additional 300 homes have been damaged. the governor of shizuoka says the prefecture will investigate the cause of this landslide that some residents believe was a man made disaster. one theory that will be investigated is whether the landslide was caused by housing and development projects that have deforested area above atami and possibly reduced the mountain's ability to retain water. rosemary? >> joining us live from atami, japan, bringing us the very latest on those efforts there. officials in the philippines say everyone has now been accounted for in sunday's military plane crash. at least 50 people were killed and dozens more were hurt after a philippine air force plane crashed while attempting to land. three of the fatalities were people on the ground. the aircraft burst into flames after missing the runway and
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crashing into a nearby village. video shows a large plume of smoke rising from the wreckage. it's the country's worst military air disaster in decades. well, the owners and insurers of the container ship that blocked the suez canal for six days in march have agreed to a settlement. the evergiven container ship will be allowed to sale on wednesday. the suez canal authority held the giant ship during the authority's dispute for compensation. no details of the settlement were given. the authority originally demanded $916 million for salvage efforts and lost revenue. it later lowered the request to $550 million. well, officials confirm four egyptian nationals have been killed in cypress as wildfires rage around the island. video shows a helicopter
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spreading fire suppressant to put out the flames. the eu says italy and greece have pledged to send fire fighting planes of their own to help efforts. the entire situation is unprecedented according to the president of cyprus. police have arrested a man in connection with the blaze. flooding brought on by heavy rains is impacting parts of the russian annex crimean peninsula. 64 people were forced to evacuate on sunday. it adds one person is missing. the region you're seeing in this drone footage is near central crimea. floods started hitting coastal regions in the middle of june. and still footo come, as th u.s. nears a full withdrawal, the taliban seizes more
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territory in afghanistan. we report live from bagram air base in just a moment. and china's biggest ride hailing app is under pressure from the country's cyberspace regulator. the crack down on data security. that's ahead.
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crowds once again gathered at the national mall in washington, d.c. to watch the fourth of july fireworks display. across the country americans came together to celebrate independence day. this is the first since the pandemic started that saw communities able to commemorate the holiday together. u.s. president joe biden marked the nation's 245th birthday at
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the white house where he delivered an optimistic message about life getting back to normal. >> from silent streets to crowded parade routes lined with people waving american flags. frump empty stadiums and arenas to fans back in their seats cheering together again. from families pressing hands against a window to grandparents hugging their grandchildren once ag again. we're back traveling again. we're back seeing one another again. businesses are opening and hiring again. we're seeing record job creation and record economic growth. the best in four decades, and i might add the best in the world. to afghanistan now, and tens of thousands of families are fleeing their homes as the
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taliban gain more territory. this according to one of the country's vice presidents. the threat is made worse as the u.s. military nears a complete withdrawal. u.s. army general austin scott miller who's overseeing the move is warning of a possible civil war as u.s. forces leave. speaking with abc general miller said it's important to preserve what's been fought for. >> we should be concerned. the loss of terrain and the rapidity of that loss of terrain has to be concerning, one because it's a war that's physical but it's also got a psychological or moral component to it. and hope actually matters and morale actually matters. so as you watch the taliban moving across the country, what you don't want to have happen is that the people lose hope and they believe they now have a forgone conclusion presented to them. >> and cnn's anna coran joins me
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now. the taliban have been emboldened by the withdrawal of u.s. troops, and that's unnerving as we see including from this top general. so what is it latest on all of this? >> reporter: rosemary, we're at bagram air base, which of course was the nerve center of america's 20-year war here in afghanistan. when u.s. troops flew out of bagram very fairly early friday, that really signified the end of their commitment here. yes, they're going to keep 650 troops at the embassy, but other than that it is a tiny footprint. and they leave behind so much i guess built-up infrastructure, if you like. i mean, just take a look. you've got air hangers in the background, which are locked. the afghans can't get access to them. yes, there are some fork lifts and machinery here. you see a convoy of suvs.
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the national security council has sent a delegation on behalf of the president ashraf gani and they're having a meeting here as we speak to strategies and look at what the americans have left. behind those four-wheel drives is the runway, a 3 kilometer twin runway that used to, you know, be a hive of activity. fighter jets, surveillance aircraft, cargo plans landing and departing constantly at the height of this war. now, rosemary, it is completely deserted. and here you can see it's a bit like a car yard, a junkyard. you've got several hundred vehicles, pickup trucks, there's even a u.s. postal van that we saw further in. this is what has been left by the americans. and you listen to general miller talk about this lack of morale. well, rosemary, i can tell you from speaking to afghans it is
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overwhelming. one military officer said to us the americans leaving is like an old friend leaving without saying good-bye. there is such a deep sense of abandonment. and the americans are withdrawing as the taliban are launching massive offenses across the country. we know that 150 districts have fallen in the last two months alone. you mention the vice president of afghanistan saying that tens of thousands are fleeing the countryside heading to the cities that has been backed up by the unites nations who say 56,000 people have had to flee four provinces in the northeast of the country. the taliban is emboldened, there's no denying that. and the psychology behind that certainly here in bagram and thin the capitol kabul, it is overwhelming. people are fearful of the future. people are fearful that the military will not be able to protect them, that they won't be
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able to counter the attacks from the taliban and that their government and military will fall. but as we know, rosemary, the americans have made it perfectly clear it's now up to afghanistan to fight this war on their own. >> yeah, that's a very fragile situation. many thanks. a major super market chain in sweden says it's among the victims of a global cyber attack aimed at an american software company. a spokesperson for co-op sweden told cnn a major i.t. disruption affected their cash registers prompting the grocery chain to close more than half of its 800 stores. it comes as u.s. cyber officials track a massive ransomware attack on a software vendor. the florida based firm says it's the victim of a sophisticated cyber attack. the white house is urging companies who believe their systems were compromised to immediately report it to the
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internet crime complaint center. u.s. president joe biden says authorities are not certain yet who is behind the attack, but he has directed federal agencies to assist in the response. >> first of all, we're not sure who it is. i've directed the intelligence community to give a deep dive on what's happened, and i'll know better tomorrow. and if it is either with the knowledge of and/or a consequence of russia, then i'll tell putin we will respond. we're not certain. the initial thinking was it was not the russian government. >> there's more trouble for china's largest ride hailing service. the cyberspace administration of china banned didi from app stores after saying it posed a cyber security risk for customers, and the internet
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watchdog group launched more security reviews on three more chinese companies after taking action against didi. our david coalver is in shanghai and he joins us with more. >> reporter: i think in the immediacy it seems get in line and comply. what is didi, it is a massive ride sharing company. you're talking about 377 million users here in plainland china alone. it's the uber and lyft equivalent. making this all the more complicated is the timing of this action coming from the cyber administration of china. and that is just days after the company was listed on the u.s. stock exchange in its ipo, also coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the communist party of china and the
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celebrations that played out with that event. so it puts into question what exactly are the motives are for the regulatory agency, the cybe companies. there are three other tech companies facing similar new users including a truck hailing company, essentially a company that does hailing for trucks and a company that does online job listings. these companies are facing a lot of pressure from beijing. and if comes after in march president xi here decided he like wise would move forward with similar actions in trying to keep regulations tight and companies in line. essentially it's showing who's boss. it's beijing as they portray it. alibaba faced similar situations in april. and all similarly tied to those companies that have ties to the u.s. online we're seeing chinese citizens react and many of those
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expressing nationalistic views criticizing didi for its going public in the u.s. and showing it as perhaps even going contrary to the values of the communist party as it's been portrayed. all in all, rosemary, it can't be ignored beijing is making a statement with these tech companies. and analysts i've spoken with say it's going to have other companies foreign and domestic here in china to be on the lookout to be compliant with what is a very new regulatory agency in the grand scheme of things but nonetheless powerful. >> david coalver bringing us the latest from shanghai. many thanks. a surprise announcement from the vatican after the pope's appearance for his regular sunday blessing. details ahead on the pontiff's surgery. rapid wrinkle repair® smooths the look of fine lines in 1-week, deep wrinkles in 4. so you can kiss wrinkles goodbye!
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authorities from massachusetts have announced charges for 11 men who were arrested after a nine-hour standoff on a busy interstate highway. the men range in age from 17 to 40 years of age and are from different states. police have charged each of them with eight counts of unlawful posession of a firearm, use of body armor in commission of a crime, conspiracy to commit a crime and more. the men describe themselves asthma lisha members and say they adhere to, quote, moorish sovereign ideology. despite being armed and dressed in military fatigues, police say none of them had a license to carry firearms. this was the scene in santiago, chile sunday as police pushed back protesters with
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water canons and tear gas. they had gathered to protest the swearing in of a constitutional convention made of up 155 members. no arrests have been reported. the committee has at least nine months to draft and approve a new constitution. ethiopia's civil war is causing a massive hunger crisis. it's happening in tigre, the region that's been locked in conflict since november. the u.n. warns nearly 2 million people there on the brink of famine. food and fuel are quickly running out. the world food program say families are receiving some of the last stocks of aid. roads to and from the region are blocked, and one of the major bridges to tigre was destroyed last week. larry joins us now from nairobi. so, larry, it is a desperate situation for people in the tigre region. what more are you learning about what they're facing at this
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time? >> reporter: rosemary, we're learning that cash and fuel is running out in this region, that 400,000 people have already crossed over into famine, and the u.n. is warning another 1.8 million are on the brink. this is at a time where aid agencies are facing access shortages. the world food program only recently began more shipments of food and other nutritional supplies, and these are their last stocks. many of the aid agencies have not been able to access the northern part of ethiopia where so many people need food aid and that is a problem for them. we've heard from our eyewitnesses and cnn reporting on ground government forces are blocking access to the regional capital. and because of that black ade, it's nott easy to access people
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in need. the government sees this as for them a humanitarian decision for life to return to normal for humanitarian assistance to be made available. at a u.n. security council meeting on friday they say that much. all who see this is as internal matter the u.n. security council should not get involved in. but a region of 700 million people. >> such a grim situation interest nose civilians caught in the middle. many thanks. well, former south african
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president jacob zuma is lashing out at the judges who sentenced him comparing them to apartide rulers. he was sentenced to 15 months in jail for contempt of court for refusing to answer questions from an anti-corruption commission. he was spoeupposed to turn hims in on sunday but that's been delayed until the court hears his challenge to a jail term on july 12th. >> things like detention without trial should never again see the light of day in south africa. the struggle for a free south africa was a struggle for justice where everyone is treated equally before the law.
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>> zuma also faces multiple charges including fraud, racketeering and corruption relating to an arms deal when he was deputy president. he denies the charges. pope francis is in the hospital recovering from surgery for colin diver tick litis. the vatican announced the scheduled procedure on sunday before he went in for the surgery. the 84-year-old pope addressed thousands of people in st. peters square for his regular sunday blessing. john allen joins us now from rome. the good news, of course, this was scheduled surgery, which of course takes the whole emergency sense out of this. but what more are you learning about the pope's surgery and how it all went? >> reporter: hi there, rosemary. well, late last night the vatican told us that the surgery had gone well, that pope francis responded well to the surgery.
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he is currently recovering in rome's hospital which is a little under 5 miles north of the vatican, and of course it's where popes receive their medical treatment. it was actually known as the third vatican during the st. john paul ii years. we're expecting another medical bulletin around noon rome time. we're told it's going to be very brief, very pro forma, and this is one of those cases in which no news basically is good news. if there was a dramatic turn for the worse, we'd already know about it. the expectation is that pope francis will have to stay for some period of time, maybe a few days. but obviously he did not want this to get in the way of business as usual. as you said he delivered his normal sunday blessing just before he went in for this surgery. not only that, the vatican confirmed he's going to be traveling to hungary and
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slovakia in september. so, you know, rosemary, i've often said that francis is the energizer bunny of popes. this is a man who just does not have an off switch. and even apparently a case of the colin, he does not want even that to get in his way. >> yeah, apparently nothing will get in his way. john allen bringing us up-to-date from rome. many thanks. well, the u.s. pulled out all the stops to celebrate another birthday sunday. the best of the fourth of july fireworks just ahead. unlike ordinary memory supplements, neuriva plus fuels six key indicators of brain performance. more brain performance? yes, please! neuriva. think bigger.
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are you a christian author with a book that you're ready to share with the world? get published now, call for your free publisher kit today! . it is history in the making again for one baseball player having a phenomenal season. cnn's patrick snell has that and more in our minute in sports. >> rosemary, thanks so much. we start right here in the u.s. where japanese superstar shohay otani has made history again as becoming both a position player and a pitcher. great way to celebrate his 27th birthday, on sunday a solo home run for his team, the 31rd homer of the year for otani who's now
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tied the record for homers. what a wonderful achievement. huge week ahead on the global football calender. we're also down to the last four at the copper, taking on peru later tonight in the tournament's first semifinal, argentina, columbia on tuesday. redbull star to cement his place. world champ louis hamilton having to settle for fourth. and a busy monday ahead in the round of 16 at the wimbledon tennis championships where we now know they'll be at full crowd capacity from the quart finals onwards there. and with that, it's back to you, rosemary. >> thank you so much, patrick. well, fireworks lit up the night sky from coast to coast as the u.s. celebrated its 245th
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birthday on sunday. and you are looking at a spectacular fourth of july fireworks display in the nation's capitol as crowds once again gathered at the national mall in washington, d.c. a similar scene played out in new york city as people marked independence day. and on the west coast this fireworks show could be seen in san francisco. this fourth of july tradition seemed almost unthinkable just months ago. this is the first celebration since the pandemic started that saw communities able to come together and commemorate the holiday. thank you so much for your company. i'm rosemary church. be sure to connect with me on twitter. early start is up next. you're watching cnn. have yourselves a wonderful day.
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