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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! hello and a very warm welcome to our viewers joining us in the united states and around the world. i'm isa soares in london. just ahead on "cnn newsroom." >> a sharp rebuke really of the supreme court of the united states. >> judge pittman had no patients -- patience for what texas has done. >> a federal judge blocks the enforcement of the texas six-week abortion law. time is running out before trump aides issued with subpoenas as the january 6 committee begins interviewing key witnesses. closing in, a renewed search
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for gabby petito's fiancee focuses on a fresh camp site in florida. we have the details. >> announcer: live from london, this is "cnn newsroom." with isa soares. hello, everyone, welcome to the show. it is thursday, october the 7th, and we begin with a significant legal victory for abortion rights advocates to strike down the controversial and restrictive abortion lieu in texas. a federal judge has blocked the state's ban on abortions after the 6th week of pregnancy. the judge in granting the justice department's request said, quote, women have been unlawfully prevented from exercising control over their own lives in ways that are protected by the constitution. he goes on to stay, this court will not prevent one more day of the important right. texas has already indicated that it will appeal.
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the texas law has sparked anger and nationwide protests as women fight to protect their reproductive rights. the law took effect last month after the supreme court declined an emergency request to block it. our cnn legal analysts have been weighing in on this latest decision. >> judge pittman had no patience at all for what texas has done here, which is really purposefully written a law in order to evade the federal courts from testing that law's constitutionality. he makes it perfectly plain and this is what makes it so puzzling that five of the nine supposedly the most brilliant minds in our nation on the supreme court couldn't figure out how to possibly issue an injunction. well, judge pittman figured it out. you literally enjoin everyone in the state of texas including everyone who works from the courts from accepting the lawsuits that sb-8 allows to be filed. so he will had no patience at all for what the circumstances put court has done and no patience at all for what the legislators in texas are trying to do, which is to not allow the
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federal courts to do their jobs of ensuring that all state laws are constitutional according to our federal constitution. >> a really sharp rebuke really of the supreme court of the united states. the decision to not actually rule on the underlying constitutionality or the idea of somebody thumbing their nose at the very valid and still in-place precedent of roe v. wade. this could actually be a very decisive moment in terms of the longevity of this particular district court ban. if it goes up to the court of appeals, it might, in fact, actually be able to be reinstated. so right now it is a victory for those who are in favor of abortion-related services, of course, roe v. wade. it might be short lived. for now it is a clear rebuke of an attempt to have an end run around very clear precedent. >> well, the decision has strong reaction on both sides. planned parenthood tweeted it has been 60 days since the
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constitutional right to abortion. it is overdue. we will continue fighting this ban in court until we are certain that texans's ability to have abortion is protected. meantime texas abortion rights groups called the decision wildly broad saying, we are confident a heartbeat act will ultimately withstand the legal challenge and succeed where other state's heartbeat bills have not. and in less than two months, the supreme court is set to hear a case concerning a mississippi abortion law that bars most abortions after 15 weeks. states across the country will be watching both texas and mississippi as others look to pass restrictive abortion-related measures. reproductive rights groups fear these cases threaten to overturn the abortion protection established under roe v. wade in 1973. of course, we will stay on top of that story for you. now, a source confirms former acting deputy attorney general richard donahue is among
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the first to testify for the capitol hill. they took steps to overturn the 2020 election. meanwhile today is the deadline for four trump allies you've seen there subpoenaed by the committee to turnover documents. the panel hasn't been able to serve former trump aide dan scavino with a subpoena because they can't find him. they want to ask about trump's actions on january 6 including this statement. take a listen. >> go home. we love you. you're very special. you've seen what happens. you see the way others are treated that are so bad and so evil. i know how you feel. >> well, trump has issued a statement saying the real insurrection happened on november 3rd. the presidential election, not on january 6, which was a day of protesting the fake election results. the investigation into january 6
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could be the biggest of its kind in u.s. history, and penalties for those who don't cooperate could be severe. >> the biggest surprise to me is that the house has not gotten itself in shape. there are procedures it could implement. ted lieu, congressman from california, my congressman as a matter of fact, introduced a resolution to the house rules that would give him a tool to enforce fines against people who refuse to honor subpoenas. and they could get quite significant. it could get up to 25,000 from the first hit, up to 100, and this could start repeating itself. that will get people's attention if they have to pay that kind of money. >> we'll continue to make progress. members are engaged in this process. and our ultimate goal here is to produce a report that lays out exactly what happened on january 5th and january 6. and the events that led up to that. >> well, meanwhile, the january 6 committee could face today -- could meet today with facebook
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whistleblower frances haugen. she could provide insight into how facebook was used to facilitate the violence at the us capitol. the committee sent letters to 15 social media companies in august asking about information and efforts to overturn the election on their platforms. well, u.s. lawmakers appear ready to resolve the debt limit crisis, at least for now. senate republican leader mitch mcconnell has floated a couple of options to head off a default, and he says talks are continuing to finalize the measure. democrats are waiting to see the plans in writing. our manu raju has the details for you. >> reporter: now, after weeks of a bitter standoff, signs it could finally be easing here after republicans suggested a short-term increase on the national debt ceiling. that's what mitch mcconnell made clear earlier in the day, saying yes, indeed, he is willing to raise the national debt ceiling, at least allow a vote to allow the national debt ceiling until december, giving congress a
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couple more months to hash things out. now, he wants the democrats to use a budget process on capitol hill that would force them to essentially carry this vote ultimately on their own to deal with the national debt ceiling on a long-term basis. democrats say they will not go that route, that budget procedure because it opens them up to a lot of negative, very difficult politically charged votes. as a result, it is uncertain how the long-term issue could be resolved. the short-term issue does seem to be abated, at least for now. there is an october 18th deadline to raise the national debt limit or they risk the country's first-ever debt default. with this short term deal assuming it gets approved by the senate, by the house, there's no lan la hang-ups the next week or so, the immediate crisis could be resolved. a lot of questions ahead still. democrats at the moment are relieved because they believe that this will give them a little bit more time, at least to get their larger economic agenda through, not worry about the economic crisis, but just in
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a couple months they may be right back at it because under the proposal, it could be december when the debt ceiling is hit again. that means come november, congress's back will be against the wall once again. manu raju, cnn, capitol hill. >> now, u.s. president joe biden and his chinese counterpart xi jinping plan to meet virtually before the end of the year. a senior u.s. official said details will be worked out in the coming days. that agreement came days after record breaking incursions by chinese war planes into taiwan's air space. we've been bringing you details every day on the show. secretary of state anthony blinken meeting with french officials asking beijing to cease the military activities near taiwan. ivan watson is following this for us in hong kong. ivan, put this really into context for us. what would both sides be wanting to get out of this virtual meeting? i mean, relations are pretty
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strained between both right now. >> reporter: they are. and i would say that, isa, we're probably seeing a new spirit of communication, not cooperation, but communication between the u.s. and chinese government. and that is a result of a phone call between president biden and president xi a month ago because the white house said it just wasn't getting anywhere at all in lower-level meetings with the chinese government. as a result of that, you've had this meeting in switzerland where biden a's national securi adviser jake sullivan and senior chinese official were able to sit down without the kind of acrimony we saw in march when the same officials met in front of television cameras and exchanged criticism and insults. in this case it was a six-hour closed door meeting. they were able to touch upon the areas of disagreement. for example, taiwan, hong kong, the south china sea, shin zhong.
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the u.s. was warned not to interfere in its internal affairs, to respect china's territorial integrity and we're hearing from the u.s. side there is some kind of agreement in principle for a virtual summit by the end of the year. the white house has been arguing it needs some channels of communication to establish guardrails between the world's two largest economies, and the white house buzz word is responsible competition, to make sure that a flash point doesn't spin out of control or erupt. and the case in point here is taiwan, where china sent a record number of war planes over the course of a holiday weekend. those flights have tapered off. nonetheless, the u.s. government has issued warnings. take a list tone what anthony
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blinken, the u.s. secretary of state had to say. >> the activity is destabilizing. it risks miscalculation. and it has the potential to undermine regional peace and stability. we strongly urge beijing to cease its military dip clomatic and coercion directed at taiwan. >> reporter: of course, china insists that taiwan, which has never been governed by the communist party, is a break away region of china and refuses any attempt to recognize taiwan's independence and has never ruled out the possibility of using force against taiwan. isa? >> ivan watson for us there in hong kong. thanks very much, ivan. great to see you. as you can see that water
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rushing across streets in central alabama where a flash flood emergency has been issued in jefferson and shelby counties. across the birmingham metro area, we're told a number of water rescues have been taking place and there are reports of damage to homes and trees blocking roadways. meteorologist derek van dam joins us with more. derek, these images are pretty staggering. give us a sense really of how bad it is and how long this may last. >> yeah, isa, you know, this was an extreme amount of rain in a very short period of time. the infrastructure here just couldn't simply handle that amount of rain. in fact, it led to the flash flood emergency that was issued within birmingham, alabama, flooding roadways. that water creeping into businesses and into homes. there was swift water and high water rescues that took place within this area. now, birmingham on average, the entire month of october, receives about 3.3, 4 inches of rain. that's for the entire month. in the very short period of
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time, we're talking maximum 12 hours, they received in some locations up to 7 inches of rainfall, just south of the city. so that is nearly two times the average rainfall that they would receive in the entire month just in that 12-hour period. so that's a lot of rain in a short period of time that led to the flash flooding. this area has been extremely saturated. here's alabama, here's central tennessee. look at central georgia as well all the way to the florida panhandle. remember we have our moisture source to the south. that is the gulf of mexico. we often get the influx of rain from the ocean and that dumps copious amount of precipitation across the area. the national weather service here in the united states recognized this. they knew that the flood potential was there. they hoisted flash flood watches across this area. the shading of red you see over birmingham is the flash flood warning that took place. it's in effect through the morning hours because of the excessive rain that you saw there a moment ago. weather prediction center here in the u.s. had identified moderate risk of flash flooding
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across these locations. you can see it is going to shift eastward through the course of the day today. so look out, the atlanta me tro area. it could lead to local eyesed flooding across that region. isa? >> thanks very much, derek. good to see you. now, southern pakistan has been rocked by a 5.9 magnitude earthquake. at least 20 people are confirmed dead, including seven children. the epicenter was near the remote mountain village 100 kilometers. power was knocked out. the quake triggered a rock slide into the village. officials said nine people had to be airlifted by helicopter. now, three weeks after disappearing, police are ramping up their search efforts for gabby petito's fiancee. why they are returning to a florida nature reserve. plus, a tv exclusive, amazon defenders take you deep into the
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now, texas police say they now have the suspected gunman of wednesday's high school shooting in custody. four people were injured in the shooting at tender view high school on wednesday. among those victims two were shot and three were hospitalized. now, police say the 18-year-old suspect turned himself in without incident. he will be charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. now, new developments in the search for gabby petito's fiancee brian laundrie. a source close to the family says police have found the remains of a recently used camp site in the florida nature reserve. that's where laundrie's family said their son was heading the last time they saw him. this comes as the attorney for the laundrie family says police asked brian's father to help search that reserve, but they later postponed his involvement. cnn's athena jones has more on what the families are saying. >> we have been lucky so far. >> reporter: with gabby petito's fiancee brian laundrie now missing for more than three weeks, law enforcement still
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searching for him in the 25,000 acre carlton nature reserve joined by officials from the sarasota county sheriff's office. authorities aren't saying what brought additional officers today. the parents, step parents and lawyer in an interview with dr. phil said they hope finding laundrie will lead to answers about what happened to their daughter. >> i hope he's found. i mean, like alive. >> i want to look him in the eyes. >> the more he runs the more he hides, the less he could say it was a mistake or he had nothing to do with it. >> i want to see him in a jail cell the rest of his life. >> reporter: brian laundrie's parents clarify when brian left home with a backpack telling his parents he was headed to the nearby reserve. the laundries told law enforcement he left tuesday, september 15. we now believe the day he left was monday, september 13. the laundries have had no contact with brian and are
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concerned. petito and laundrie had spent weeks traveling across the country in petito's white ford van. he returned to the home he and petito shared with his parents without petito on september 1st. her body was found in wyoming on september 19th. the coroner ruling the death a homicide. >> it was in an area where there were a few trees, and there was evidence of a fire there. you could see where the rocks were moved to make the firing. i laid the cross directly over where her torso was. and i was told the direction in which her head was laying and that's where i placed two flowers in the ground right there. >> reporter: laundrie has not been charged in connection with petito's death. but he is suspected of using her debit card and pin to access more than $1,000 on august 30th and september 1st. a federal arrest warrant for laundrie has been issued. >> you can look at his state of
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mind by his actions, and he ran. he stole her credit card. he used her credit card to get home. and then rang from the police. >> reporter: athena jones, cnn, new york. now, u.s. president joe biden will be in illinois later today to talk about the importance of covid vaccine requirements. but there are still many americans who refuse to get the shot like this crowd attending a speech by senator lindsey graham. >> you haven't had the vaccine -- >> no! >> i didn't tell you to get it. think about it. >> no! . >> well, i got it. 92% of people in hospitals are unvaccinated. how many of you have taken measles shots? >> not the same. >> that's right. new data shows there are now more people getting booster
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shots in the u.s. than those getting vaccinated for the first time. that is despite the nation averaging close to 98,000 new covid cases a day as you can see there. there is some good news among all this. the cdc forecast predicts new covid hospitalizations and death will continue to decline over the next four weeks. now, los angeles will soon impose strict covid measures for indoor spaces. the city will require proof of vaccination for gyms, restaurants and movie theaters. the rules will also apply to spas, hair salons and city buildings. all businesses must display notices of the requirement by october 31st, before the ordinance goes into effect on november the 4th. american airlines is now telling employees they must be fully vaccinated by november 24th or they will be fired. the company told workers last week it plans to comply with the biden administration's vaccine mandate for federal contractors. both southwest and united airlines also have vaccine laws in place. delta is the only major u.s.
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airline without a vaccination mandate for employees. the world health organization is hailing what it calls a breakthrough against disease that's been stalking africa. it has been given the go ahead, the first malaria vaccine which will be used in children. malaria has been home in africa to the most malaria cases. the most vulnerable are children under 5. they account for more than a quarter million deaths in africa alone every year, and the vaccine is only 30% effective against severe disease and death. officials say it is still a big step forward. >> we still have a very long road to travel, but this is a long side down that road. this vaccine is a gift to the world, but its value will be felt most in africa because that's where the burden of malaria is greatest. >> now, a new report tracking
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the destruction of the amazon rain forest finds the biggest losses so far have been taking place in brazil. grassroots are fighting back against deforestation in attempts to burn down the rain forest for economic gain. as i found out in this tv exclusive, their mission is now in danger from threats from those who want to see the forest destroyed, known as the lungs of the world. smoke above the amazon, a haze so thick it blankets this lush forest. fire so intense the earth is left charred. only dust remains. it's a sight that troubles the spokesman for greenpeace brazil. tells us 60 hectares have gone up in flames in four days. and the blame falls squarely, he says, on president jair bolsonaro. [ speaking foreign language ]
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>> cnn flew over some of this year's hardest hit areas to see the devastation for ourselves. from above, our cameras capture the damage of these increasing fires. the demarcated lines, a sign of human destruction at work. as the forest is cleared for agriculture or mining. there have been nearly 13,000 fires in the same area. roughly a 50% increase from 2020 to 2021. now compare these images with these over a five-year period. [ speaking foreign language ] >> further south in the same state, milton, a former cattle rancher is fighting to protect what's left of the rain forest. this month he begins the task of helping restore and reforest
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2,600 hectares of land that had been burned and used for cattle production. [ speaking foreign language ] >> he's made it his mission to reforest the burned land, but in doing so he's facing attacks on his life. [ speaking foreign language ] >> recounting vividly when he was ambushed in early september. [ speaking foreign language ] >> with the fight for land resources comes increasing intimidation for those who work here. according to brazil's land pastoral commission, 97 people have faced death threats this year alone. as association lead over restoration reserve in the amazon, he has seen this often. [ speaking foreign language ]
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>> his love for the amazon has kept him going. [ speaking foreign language ] >> along with the other amazon defenders they could be facing a losing battle. carbon samples from the amazon collected over a period of nine years by scientific researcher showed that 20% of the amazon is releasing more carbon than it absorbs. [ speaking foreign language ] >> the forest itself becomes -- this means the trees are dying more than growing. >> behind this an increase in forest fires, which is leaving the amazon unable to renew itself. >> you know, we have records of the forestation. fire in amazon.
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and also records in reduction precipitation in the whole brazil. >> the devastating impacts of human behavior, but experts say the climate scales in the amazon, leaving us all potentially gasping for air. well, in a statement, the environment ministry tells us he has suspended agricultural fires from july to october. after you saw that, that's from mid september. and as you saw, those fires keep on raging. now, the environment ministry has also claimed the statement that it's allocating more money and hiring more firefighters to combat and prevent fires. however, these comments don't give you the full picture. the bolsonaro government has taken multiple steps to reduce the budget of the environment ministry. the recent investments they're talking about bring spending back to roughly what it was before he took office. so context is important here. next right here on "cnn newsroom," an exclusive report from the flagship commercial
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welcome back, everyone. now, for decades been the beneficiary of the trade agreement granting favorable access to u.s. markets allowing them to build a global fleet and become one of the world's leading airlines for both u.s. and ethiopia, this relationship matters. for almost a year in the tigray region, they have uncovered government atrocities.
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cnn has now found evidence that ethiopia an airlines cargo carriers had been shuttling weapons between ethiopia and eritrea in what may constitute violation of trade law. >> fly ethiopian airlines, the new spirit of africa. a star alliance member. >> reporter: ethiopian airlines is africa's premiere carrier of freight traffic. but among the regular cargo, evidence of sinister shipments. cnn can't reveal based on documentary evidence and witness accounts ethiopian airlines has been transporting weapons between ethiopia and >> that has seen thousands killed. according to aviation experts,
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this would constitution aviation law. aboard airline flight et-3313 and verified by cnn. it's the middle of the night. this cargo plane is being loaded by hand, a slow and unorthodox method. but look closer. this isn't usual cargo. inside these boxes are nooses. they are being loaded onto this civilian aircraft and transported from eritrea to ethiopia. here is the cargo manifest corroborating the day and time, november 8th, 2020. the date is significant. it's just four days into the conflict, and months before eritrea officially admits to being involved. ethiopia has been at war with the tigray regional government, the tigray people's liberation front for almost a year. eritrea to the north has become
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the ethiopian government's ally against the region of tigray. an unusual alliance as the countries were previously at war with each other. now they have a common enemy. tigray, and they are sharing weaponry. cnn, cnn. we're cnn, journalists. we have been reporting on atrocities since the beginning of the year. >> if you want to detain a cnn team, that's what's going to happen. we aren't going to the camp willingly. >> reporter: we saw for ourselves eritrean troops manning checkpoints with impunity while the ethiopian government denied their presence on the ground. that relationship between ethiopia and eritrea began months earlier in november 2020, which coincided with an increase in the movement of weapons shut the back and forth from the ethiopian capital to eritrea. during the same month there was also a series of massacres in
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the region of tigray. an ethiopian airlines employee turned whistleblower spoke to cnn about how he had to deal with an unusual request. >> reporter: in various statements, ethiopian airlines has always adamantly denied ferrying arms on passenger or cargo planes. but in addition to speaking with whistleblowers, verifying cargo manifests and authenticating stills, cnn has obtained airway bill receipts that show at least six occasions in november where ethiopian airlines billed the ethiopian ministry of defense to ship military arsons including guns and ammunition to eritrea. >> in the end the success of ethiopian airlines is an important and impressive symbol
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of the limitless potential of the partnership. >> reporter: the relationship with the u.s. government and american aviation giant boeing, these new cnn findings together with previous investigations into atrocities committed by ethiopian forces will constitute violations of international law according to aviation experts and run contrary to the terms of that relationship with the u.s. government whether this forces the u.s. to act substanceively with the ethiopian government remains to be seen. >> the latest investigation, ethiopian airlines said it complies with aviation regulations, quote, to the best of its knowledge and records, it has not transported any war armament on any of its routes by any of its aircraft. that's a state from the trade spokesman, told cnn they would review the growth and opportunity act next year which will be based, quote, upon compliance with standards that
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include adherence to international workers rights, law and human rights. after the review they could possibly recommend the u.s. president add or remove certain countries from agoa beneficiary country status. aircraft manufacturer boeing said they had no comment for this story and ethiopian and eritrean governments did not respond to requests for comment. joining us now with more, reporting, exclusive reporting is so important. i know you've been covering the story for sometime. give us a sense of what the reaction has been from the u.s. to your exclusive reporting, and also give us more about what the comment has been from the u.s. trade representative. why are they waiting until 2022 to review this? >> reporter: that is the question. and we had previously reached out to the u.s. trade representative on a previous reporting, and that constitution of violations of agoa. and didn't receive any comments. at least this time we have
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received comment. there is a lot of concern from u.s. lawmakers speaking to us, especially after this latest reporting, saying that the white house needs to cut short this grace period that they have been extending on and on. even last week when they came out with their -- sorry, a few weeks ago they came out with the white house executive order threatening sanctions against ethiopia. again they said they were hoping ethiopia would resolve it itself. even those within the u.s. congress no longer believe that that will happen. so it will be interesting to see where they go from here, isa. >> thank you so much for that exclusive reporting. if you want to know more details of the exclusive investigation, go to and follow nema on twitter. she updates all the latest on the ethiopia story and tigray. now, germany where trials are about to get underway involving a man who allegedly
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served as a nazi guard during world war ii. the identity of the 100-year-old suspect has not been revealed, but he's accused of aiding and abetting 3500 murders at the concentration camp north of berlin. live at the german capital with more, fred, what more do we know about this man? will he serve any trial, serve a sentence? >> reporter: well, he certainly has been deemed to stand trial, fit to stand trial, isa. there's really very little that's known about the identity of this gentleman. obviously one of the reasons is that because of his age, they have kept the identity in secret. but we do know that the authorities believe that he was a prison camp guard at the concentration camp just north of berlin in the time frame from 1942 to 1945. within that time frame, there were obviously severe human rights abuses and also, of course, judicial killings that
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happened there as well. now, all of that, this is something that's within those more than 3,500 cases for which he is on trial, there's talk about obviously shootings, summary executions, killings with poison gas. the concentration camp, even though it was a hard forced labor camp, did have a gas chamber from a certain point as well. and, of course, this trial is one that is very important here in germany. it was for a very long time, especially some of the lower level officials that worked at these concentration camps were there as guards, or for instance, people who worked in offices were not put on trial for a very long time. it's only fairly recently that this has started. now, of course, we mentioned the gentleman is 100 years old and it is a really big deal, of course, for many of those survivors who are still out there, but also the relatives of people who survived. to get that kind of closure, to see people like that put on trial. now, he has been deemed fit to stand trial. however, because of his age,
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it's only 2 1/2 hours each day he's able to stand on trial. and then that, of course, is something that is going to be going on for a while because, of course, there is a lot of documentation, a lot of evidence that needs to be looked through. a big trial here in germany. the germans really are trying to help out with this effort to bring people whoer were part of the nazi regime to justice. >> closure is needed. fred pleitgen, do keep us posted. thank you, fred. coming up, a custody case. one ruler said the leader of dubai kept tabs on his ex-wife. that is next.
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to be used to hack the princess' phone. nina dos santos joins us with more. talk us through the findings and what this means for sheikh muhammad. >> reporter: well, these findings only emerged after a year long court restriction was lifted on monday. what it points out is one of the highest courts in england targeted several mobile phones of his estranged wife, the king of jordan, separating as well as the legal team has security advisers, even a member of the uk house of lords shackleford who is acting as princess' barister over the two children they share. she fled to the uk saying she had become increasingly concerned about two daughters from previous marriages who were sent back to dubai and held
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there under duress. now the use of this particular spy wear, and it's not just any spy wear. it is the notorious nso israeli made pegasus software which has been linked to ouautocratic regimes to hahn or journalists. this type of spy wear potentially interfering with the high profile legal case raises questions over sheikh muhammad and his relationship with the united kingdom. he loves horse racing. he's often seen with the queen at big events. the u.a.e. is a vital ally of the united kingdom in the middle east. it has cemented a billion dollar partnership with the uk government. these are concerns about the lengths to which sheikh muhammad is willing to go to exert control over female members of his family and also the use of spy wear as i said in this case will be extremely concerning for the government and also for the criminal justice system, too, isa.
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>> reporting context there from nina dos santos in london. thanks, nina. just ahead on cnn sport, the dodgers go down in a wild card game. that is next. i would've called yesterday. but... i could've called yesterday. but... i should've called yesterday, but... would've, could've, should've. we hear that a lot. hi. i'm jonathan,
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today's top shot are these greenpeace activists who delivered a visual message you can see outside the louvre on wednesday. black smoke out of the oil rig and the partnership with the total energies, a battle over the louvre announced total's regular financing of exhibits. they are using diplomacy to advance oil and fossil fuel projects. authorities in california believe they found the source of the damaging oil spill, but not necessarily the cause. the size of an undersea pipe is 144,000 gallons or 445,000 liters of crude. they say the pipe could have been snagged by a ship's anchor. and the latest on the volcano still erupteding in the canary islands, the port is now
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closed due to a cloud of volcanic ash. the island's volcano has been erupting for nearly three weeks straight with no end in sight. authorities say other airports in the canary islands are still open to travelers. now, the reigning world series champions escaped a close call in baseball's wild card game. here's our patrick snell with a minute in sports. patrick. >> isa, the world series champs, the l.a. dodgers and their national league wild card clash with the st. louis cardinals. look what happens next. the dodgers with the walk-off two-run homer. chris taylor stepping up to the plate. the 31-year-old now the first player in dodgers history to hit a walk-off home run in a winner take-all postseason game. meantime, wednesday's national women's soccer league did go ahead. a really emotional impactful way. last week's game called off
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detailing allegations of sexual misconduct against former north carolina head coach paul riley who denies the allegations. returning with a 3-1 victory against louisville. the footballers there stopping play in the sixth minute. the league association choosing the sixth minute for the honor it took for those who fought too long to be heard. to europe now, on the men's side, spain ended italy's 37-match world record unbeaten run through to the uefa nation's league final 2-1 in milan. thanks to two fine strikes by torres. isa, with that t's right back to you this thursday. >> congrats. thanks very much. that does it for us. i'm isa soares. early start with laura jarrett and christine romans is next. i shall see you tomorrow. bye-bye.
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