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Protesters Gather In Ferguson, Missouri After Local Official Declares State Of Emergency; Donald Trump Defiant In The Face Of Controversy; Wave Of Violence Sweeps Istanbul. Aired 12-1a ET

Aired August 11, 2015 - 00:00   ET


[00:00:12] ERROL BARNETT, CNN ANCHOR: A day of civil disobedience in Ferguson, Missouri is demonstrated. Mark the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of unarmed teenager by police.

ZAIN ASHER, CNN ANCHOR: (inaudible) ahead, CNN is inside Syria where units of Civil War are taking their toll on civilians.

BARNETT: Plus, the overcrowded earth, how the exploding global population is taking its toll and what it means for the rest of us.

ASHER: Thank you so much for joining us. Glad to be with you for the next two hours. I'm Zain Asher.

BARNETT: Good to be by your side, Zain. Hi there, everyone. I'm Errol Barnett, this is CNN Newsroom.

Now protesters are gathered in Ferguson, Missouri after a local official there declared a state of emergency. Demonstrators have been marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager shot by a white police officer. Police say protesters were throwing frozen water bottles at them and warned the crowd of possible arrests.

ASHER: Yeah, it's been one year since Michael Brown was killed. The situation there is clearly still tense. Earlier, about 200 protesters marched from a church to the federal courthouse in St. Louis. Police arrested 56 protesters there. Now the anniversary observed of Brown's death began peacefully. Very calm, very peaceful on Sunday, but then turn chaotic later on into the night when shots were fired. Listen.




BARNETT: Frightening moment for so many people. You see some folks there ducking down. Police say an 18-year-old was critically wounded and the strange of gunfire here, Tyrone Harris faces a number of charges including assault on law enforcement. Ryan Young, who joins us now from Ferguson, Missouri to bring us the latest information, Ryan, there's a long way to go in healing the racial divide in the United States, but with Ferguson as an example, how are things going?

RYAN YOUNG, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, that's a tough question right there because obviously, there's a lot going on just under the surface and we saw that kind of bubble up just last night. A lot of people are saying the violence that happened had nothing to do with the protest, and that was a few men who had another beef and actually started shooting at each other. That was (inaudible), but you can feel people's anger. But tonight, we haven't seen a lot of protesters hitting the streets. In fact, there are less than six people behind me outside the police department. Some have signs, but this is a lot different than what we saw Sunday night.



YOUNG: Rapid gunfire followed by running and fear. You can see the panic rise in the crowd. The peaceful protest for Michael Brown turned to violence, Sunday night. Ferguson's Interim Police Chief Andre Anderson was in the middle of an interview when the anger, just across the street, boiled over.

ANDRE ANDERSON, FERGUSON INTERIM POLICE CHIEF: We just want to be as patience as possible.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: A message to those who are looting.







CROWD: Cover!

YOUNG: Detectives rushed to surround 18-year-old Tyrone Harris. This video shows the moments, just after the police shot Harris from inside their unmarked vehicle, after they say they were fired upon. Police say he was carrying a stolen gun.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This was -- the crime scene, back up!


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Back up! Back up!


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Back up! CHIEF JON BELMAR, ST. LOUIS COUNTY POLICE: There were four officers who were in that van. All four fired at the suspect and the suspect fell there.

YOUNG: Harris' aunt told CNN, he wasn't carrying a gun and was running from the gunfire. As where are the shootings spread, the crowd's anger turned toward police.

CROWD: We're ready for what?

CROWD: We're ready for war!

CROWD: We're ready for war!

CROWD: We're ready for war!

YOUNG: The shooting pushed police and protesters into a standoff. Someone started to throw bottles and bricks and police fired back with tear gas and smoke bombs. Three police officers were injured, one hit in the face by a brick.

CROWD: Pissed off by that! Pissed off by that!

YOUNG: Monday afternoon, the city of Ferguson released a statement about the shooting. "We are deeply disappointed with the violence that took place last night. This kind of behavior from those who want to cause disruption and destroy the progress from this last year will not be tolerated.

CROWD: Be OK, do your job! Be OK, do your job!

YOUNG: But a year after Michael Brown was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson, tensions remain high. This afternoon, more than 50 protesters were arrested in downtown St. Louis. They were calling for the dismantling of the Ferguson Police Department. And with officials, declaring a state of emergency in the county, there was frustration with the all-too-familiar scenes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I think this is just another tragic reminder that weapons, in an already wounded community is a recipe for disaster.


[00:05:02] BARNETT: And Ryan, as you say in your report there, these scenes of shootings and clashes with protesters, they are becoming -- all of them coming in the U.S. So what about the big picture in the wake of the Michael Brow shooting last year, the Department of Justice did find that the court and the police where you are exhibited this patented practice of discrimination against African-Americans there. How is that being undone?

YOUNG: Well, you look, there's obviously a conversation is going on within this community, have had an election here and we've seen a lot of officials changeover. We've seen a changeover just from all-white elected officials to having some African-Americans a part of the electoral process here. But we're also seeing -- the court system here changed but, there are people who say enough's enough. They want to see the police department go away. We did see protesters take to the highway just this afternoon, block the road and you can see the frustrations because there were drivers who were no longer gonna sit in their car and let people block the road. In fact some of them just started driving through the crowd and you could see protesters kicking their car as they went through. So a lot of tension to remains here in this community.

BARNETT: Ryan Young, joining us from Ferguson, Missouri. Ryan thanks.

And we do want to show you some recent images from Ferguson, Missouri...

ASHER: Right.

BARNETT: Where even though some of the clashes have ended. You do see a large presence of people outside. And in the wake of Michael Brown from last year, I think people really feel the importance of having their cameras out...


BARNETT: Recording interactions with police because what's underlying all of this is that distrust between police behavior and how communities of color feel like they are being treated. We gonna keep our eyes...

ASHER: Right.

BARNETT: For one person.

ASHER: And it has (inaudible) renewed conversation about police officers wearing the body cameras as well, but of course, safety is a top priority in that community. You remember, a few months ago, we saw buildings and offices burned down, obviously, a lot of people do not want a repeat of that. But the protesters started up very peaceful after Michael Brown was honored at 12:02 p.n. in the afternoon, marking the time he died, August 9, 2014, and then all of a sudden, last night turned violent. We heard gunshots...

BARNETT: Yeah, one kind of isolated incidents...

ASHER: Right, gunshots (inaudible) so we keep an eye on that story and I should also mention we are working to get one of our reporters whose on the ground there in Ferguson, and we will bring him up as soon as we have him.

OK, on to another story, we are following U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump is defiant about not apologizing to TV News Host Megyn Kelly. In fact, get this. He says that she should apologize to him...

BARNETT: It's not surprising.

ASHER: Exactly. This comes after a controversial remark that Trump made over the weekend about Kelly. BARNETT: Now, many who heard the comment think that Trump implied that Kelly was tough on him during last week's debate because she was menstruating, right? Trump denies that, he's among the media blitz, in fact, defending his comments. And on Monday night, Kelly gave what may be the last word on this controversy on her program. Here's a clip of what she said.


MEGYN KELLY, THE KELLY FILE SHOW HOST: Apparently, Mr. Trump thought the question I asked was unfair, and felt I was attacking him. I felt he was asked a tough, but fair, question. We agree to disagree. Mr. Trump did interviews over the weekend that attacked me personally. I've decided not to respond. Mr. Trump is an interesting man who has captured the attention of the electorate. That's why he's leading in the polls. Trump, who is the frontrunner, will not apologize. And I certainly will not apologize for doing good journalism. So I'll continue doing my job without fear or favor.


ASHER: So the standoff continues, neither parties apologizing. And actually, firestorms and controversy are now the norm for Donald Trump's campaign and other presidential candidacy unsurprisingly, and now using it their advantage.

BARNETT: That's right, Hillary Clinton, the U.S. Democratic presidential contender is condemning Trump's comments. She's also calling out other Republican candidates for their track record on women's rights. CNN's Senior Washington Correspondent Jeff Zeleny has them all.


HILLARY CLINTON, U.S. DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: What Donald Trump said about Megyn Kelly is outrageous...

JEFF ZELENY, CNN SENIOR WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT: Donald Trump now spilling out into the Democratic primary.

CLINTON: Megyn Kelly is a strong woman and more than capable of defending herself against Donald Trump. I'm worried about what Republican policies would do to the rest of America's women and I will continue to speak out and speak out about that.

ZELENY: Today in New Hampshire, Hilary Clinton weighed in for the first time on Trump's remarks.

CLINTON: If you just focus on, maybe the biggest showman on this stage, you lose the thread here. The thread is that the Republicans are putting forth some very radical and offensive positions when it comes to women's lives.

ZELENY: She blasted the full Republican field, saying all women should be on alert over the candidate's (inaudible) opposition to abortion rights, even in the case of rape and incest. [00:10:00] CLINTON: I've said it was offensive, I've said it was outrageous. I stand by that. I think more people should say the same. They should be going after him, the Republican Party's going to have to deal with him. I don't want that forgotten, so yes, I know it makes great TV. I think the guy went way overboard, offensive, outrageous, pick your adjective. But what Marco Rubio said has as much of an impact in terms of where the Republican Party is today.

ZELENY: Even Hillary Clinton has known Trump for years. He contributed to her senate campaigns and their family foundation. They attended his wedding. She tried to distance herself from Trump today.

CLINTON: I didn't know him that well. I mean, I knew him. I knew him, and I happened to be planning to be in Florida, and I thought it would be fun to go to his wedding because it's always entertaining. Now that he's running for president, it's a little more troubling.

ZELENY: She came to New Hampshire to unveil a plan to rein in student loans and make college affordable.

CLINTON: We need to make a quality education, affordable and available to everyone willing to work for it without saddling them with decades of debt.

ZELENY: What else could be troubling at Trump's surging popularity and attention? Show him or not, Hillary Clinton is eager to ceases the moment and try to link the full Republican filed to Trump. Jeff Zeleny, CNN, Exeter, New Hampshire.


ASHER: All right, we want to update you on the situation in Ferguson. One of our reporters, Jason Carroll is on the scene for us now. He joins us live so, Jason, we saw gunshots in Ferguson last night. There have been arrests there tonight, as far as I understand. Set the scene for us now.

JASON CARROLL, CNN CORRESPONDENTS: Several arrests as to Zain, that happened just about 45 minutes ago right where we are. We are on a street called West Florissant (inaudible) people. In fact, to show what we are experiencing out here right now, on one side of the street, we still have a number of protesters who are out here. On the other side of the street, you can see still a significant number of members of St. Louis County Police, as well as state troopers trying to keep the peace. And for most of the night, that's what happened out here actually. They were able to do that until at a certain point, a small number of protesters went into the middle of the street. They repeatedly received warnings to get out of the street. When that didn't happen, that's when law enforcement moved in and made several arrests. Again, and there were some tense moments at that point. Some rocks and bottles were thrown. You can see from some of the tape, I think that we're able to feed in to you, you can see exactly what happened as officers moved in and made those arrests. And then, shortly thereafter the protesters went about doing what they set out here to do, which was talking about their anger. This people are angry. They feel as, though, in the year since Michael Brown's death, not a knot has been done. They're looking for a more change, they are not seeing that and they're venting some of their frustration. Police will tell you that what you are seeing out here with these arrests are small number of people were out here, not to protest their anger, but to cause problems. But what we're seeing out here is even a year after Michael Brown's death, there's still so much work that still needs to be done in this community, Zain?

ASHER: And Jason, you just mentioned that people think that not enough change has happened. That they still don't like the way black men are treated by police officers in that community, but I'm just curious. From the people you've spoken to, what do people make of these small changes, the small sort of progress that's been made, especially when it comes to the hiring of more African-Americans in the Ferguson Police Department?

CARROLL: I think for some people it's too little too late, not enough. They're still looking for more. I think they're looking for more representation in the police department, not just in the police department but also on the school board, throughout city government. And I think we saw, what -- I think a lot of people would like to see is more interaction. They want police to listen to them. And I have to say, we did see some of that out here tonight. There was one community activist that was out here, engaging with a member of the state police, talking to them, trying to sort out who might be in the crowd causing problems. So we did see some of that interaction. I think there are a number of people here in this community who would like to sigh more of that. But what is very clear to me, and I think to a number of people out here is still a lot of frustration. Even a year later but, if you're going to be realistic about the situation here, you can't expect decades of ill feelings between this community and the police to be solved in one year. It's just simply going to take time, Zain?

ASHER: All right, of course a few months ago, we saw a lot of violence, a lot of looting, a lot of burning, that community still hasn't been rebuilt from that point. So hopefully, we don't see more unrest, especially violent unrest, OK. Jason Carroll, live for us in Ferguson, we appreciate that, thank you.

BARNETT: And we will, of course, update our viewers if there's more news out of Ferguson...

ASHER: Right.

BARNETT: At tonight. When we come back, a disaster emergency in the U.S. state of Colorado, we'll have more on huge concerns raised over contaminates that turned this river yellow. Stay with us.


BARNETT: Welcome back. Let's get you some new information out of Turkey. A wave of violence there has swept through Istanbul, and it began early on Monday. Attacks is set up a bomb there at police station, hours later, gunmen open fire.

ASHER: And many police responded by firing back. Three people including two attackers were killed.





ASHER: That chaotic scene (ph) that gunfire, that was actually the scene outside the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul. We know that two women opened fire on the building. WE know that one of those women was captured. The other fled, but no one was killed.

BARNETT: Now the far left revolutionary people's liberation party claimed responsibility for this. And it all comes after six U.S. fighter planes deployed to Turkey as a part of the ongoing war on ISIS. Meantime, in neighboring Syria, the civil war there is just wearing the country down...

[00:19:57] ASHER: Right, that's it.

BARNETT: President Bashar al-Assad's army is fighting both rebels and ISIS.

ASHER: Yes, they're fighting two wars on both fronts, and for civilians caught in the middle, they're absolutely no signs of relief. Here's Frederik Pleitgen with more.


FREDERIK PLEITGEN, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: The Syrian military appears to be increasingly strained after about four years of this ongoing Civil War and even President Bashar al-Assad has acknowledged that at time the military will have to retreat from certain areas to make sure that they can shore up more important places. Now the developments here on the battlefield are also causing a strain here in the capital of Damascus. What we're seeing is severe shortages for instances of fuel. It takes an hour to two hours to actually get gasoline at gas station. Also, there are power cuts throughout the city various times during the day. One of the other things that also happened is with the pace that ISIS has been going. And with the gains that ISIS has been making against the Syrian military, there are also a lot of internally displaced people coming to the population centers. Some of them near the Mediterranean coast, which is a strong hold of the Assad regime, but also here to the capital of Damascus. You're seeing people, especially minorities who are coming from places like Palmyra, also from some other towns that have recently been taken by ISIS and putting a big strain on the Syrian government to try and make sure that these people find the place to stay, that they have enough food, water and also medication. But of course, also, on the many aid groups that are working here in the Syrian capital and in other parts of the country as well. Nevertheless, you don't get the sense that people here believe that the regime is on the verge of collapsing. It appears as, though, while there has been some setbacks, most people here in Damascus believe that Bashar al-Assad is not going to go away, anytime soon. Fred Pleitgen, CNN, Damascus.


BARNETT: And over the next few days, Fred Pleitgen will be there on the ground in Syria and will be airing his reports. Covering us the rare look inside the country, coping with the Civil War that's been raging now for four years, so certainly do look out for that this week.

Now in the United States, a judge has ruled that two girls accused of brutally stabbing a classmate to please an online horror character, they will be tried as adults. Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier are charged in Wisconsin with attempted murder. The victim was stabbed 19 times, but was able to survive.

ASHER: Absolutely horrifying, that attack happened 15 months ago, when the girls and their alleged victim, which is 12-years-old. A local reporter spoke to Geyser's father at the court house. Listen.


JULIA FELLO, REPORTER: What's your biggest concern?



BARNETT: A Wisconsin judge ruled Monday that the pair now 13 should remain in adult court. A decision means they could face decades in jail if convicted.

ASHER: And just a little background for you, after they were found, the two girls told police they did it out of dedication to the fictional online character Slender Man, as you seen on your screen, a thin mythical faceless man in a black suit.

ASHER: OK, we go now to Mexico. It has been one month. Time really does fly since Joaquin Guzman, also known as El Chapo, escaped from a prison. And the notorious drug lord is still on the run as we speak. Police say that El Chapo got away using the shower in his cell. You can see the video right here. He goes to the corner, that's the shower area there. That hole, where he disappears into, led to a lighted and ventilated tunnel.

BARNETT: But listen to this, a Mexican journalist tells CNN that documents from the investigation show the Mexican government had clues of a possible escape attempt by El Chapo.


ANABEL HERNANDEZ, JOURNALIST, PROCESO MAGAZINE: The first thing is that the federal government sees last March, they have information that people of El Chapo was looking for the blueprints of the (UNTRANSLATED). So of course that information should create an alert for the government to think what, what El Chapo wants with these blueprints. (END VIDEO CLIP)

BARNETT: Now according to the documents, the surveillance camera inside Guzman's cell, we just watched the clip of that, it had audio where construction noises could, in fact, be heard and what makes this also suspicious is that this is El Chapo's second prison escape.

ASHER: Yeah, that really raised a lot about eyebrows and how could they not have heard him drilling away there or heard his people, rather, drilling away there.

BARNETT: Impossible.

ASHER: OK, the U.S. coast guard has seized more than 29,000 -- 29,000 kilograms, or for our American viewers, 66,000 pounds of cocaine, one of the largest hauls in U.S. history, just incredible. The drugs are valued at more than $1 billion.

[00:24:54] BARNETT: And here you can see that the coast guards ceased the cocaine in 23 separate operations of the two months in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Officials say every single brick was headed for the states.

And the part of the U.S. state of Colorado is under a state of disaster emergency. Several days, after a mishap that's stained a river yellow. It used to be clear.

ASHER: Now it is yellow. OK, but the federal agency that is supposed to prevent things such as this, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, accidently released millions of gallons of pollutants into the Animas River last Wednesday. Waters in both Colorado and at neighboring New Mexico are affected. Authorities are still working to determine just how polluted the river is, but it used to be clear. Now it is that color.

BARNETT: Yeah, let's get more on just how dangerous this spill may become. (inaudible) Pedram Javaheri joins us with more on this. Pedram, always good to see you, but imagine if you are a resident, if you are used to seeing this beautiful river, it turns to this. I've seen images of people still boating and kayaking down it.


BARNETT: But how dangerous is that?

JAVAHERI: Absolutely. It's tremendously dangerous. You know what officials here are saying, potentially, for some contaminates here as far as arsenic, lead, zinc, copper, all of them could have gone into the river. One of you is your (inaudible) share with this photograph from his property of what this river -- Animas River looks like (inaudible) before the spill. You look at post spill, it kind of mustard color, it takes over it and the concern of course, environmental disaster, not just for Colorado, but also for New Mexico. We know down the line Arizona, maybe Nevada and eventually, a state of California. It could be impacted by this as well. But I want to show you the state of Colorado because you think about the state of Colorado, gem of a state if you've been here, but 15,000 mines dot this landscape. So again, well known for a lot money activity, but the Gold King Mine, that's the mine right there, that's the area of interest. Then, we know this particular mine was actually suspended operations and abandoned back in the 1920s. And officials knew there was a minor leak here, it's been happening for years. So what the EPA, Environmental Protection Agency had been doing in the last couple of days towards this region, trying to find a way to become stop the minor leak that's occurring. We know one of the officials potentially pushed the backhoe towards the area of the mine entrance moved and sediments. The leak occurred across what is known as the Cement Creek region and that pushed farther downstream towards the Animas River, the Rio de las Animas is what -- and we used to call this as the soul of the river, the river of soul basically. Basically, or just landscape and one of the initial town impact of it, that was Silverton, Colorado. Further downstream, we go tremendous area for tourist activity, especially in the month of August. We're talking about the areas in San Juan River, you have Durango, Colorado. Here we have anything as far as kayaking, rafting, fishing, also water for irrigation. All of that now has been suspended as the state of emergency issued for Colorado. Further downstream, that be now, it's a New Mexico as well. And guess what happens beyond that? You work your way into the San Juan River, eventually feeds into the Colorado River. Now we're talking about Lake Powell. A lot of water from Lake Powell of course, gets water to the state -- Arizona eventually on in to Nevada. Even folks in Los Angeles and San Diego get water from areas around Lake Powell. So the concern is at that wide-reaching impact. And you take a look at the area where the spill initially occurred and how it impacts further downstream, into reach on to at least five states before it's all said and done with all the high -- heavy metals that we talked about as far as arsenic, lead, copper and potentially zinc being inside the river is there, guys?

ASHER: Was that gonna spread to so many states...


ASHER: It is really quite frightening, I think.

BARNETT: And these days, we have no water to waste really. So this is...

JAVAHERI: Very true. Very good point, though, yeah.

BARNETT: Pedram, we will see you next hour.

ASHER: Thank you.

BARNETT: Thanks.


BARNETT: Bombs and blame. After a wave of blasts that have fight the Taliban, the Afghan president now has harsh words for his neighbor. We bring it to you after this short break. Stay with us here on CNN.

[00:28:50] (COMMERCIAL BREAK) BARNETT: A warm welcome back to our viewers here in the U.S. and those of you tuned in from around the world. This is CNN Newsroom, I'm Errol Barnett.

ASHER: And I'm Zain Asher, glad to be with you to the next 90 minutes. These are your headlines. Police in Ferguson, Missouri say protesters threw rocks and frozen bottles of water at them during demonstrations -- Monday night. There have been at least nine arrests so far. A local official declared a state of emergency early on. The latest tension it comes as demonstrators mark one year since the shooting death of an unarmed African-American teenager by a police officer.

BARNETT: Two people have been stabbed at an Ikea store in Sweden. The said person was seriously wounded. This happened in Vasteras about an hour from Stockholm. Police say a man has been arrested. The reason for the attack is unclear.

ASHER: Also, a bomb exploded near a police station in Istanbul, Turkey on Monday. Hours later, gunmen and police exchanged fire at the same scene. Three people were killed, including two attackers. Later, two women opened fire on the U.S. consulate in Istanbul. One woman was captured, the other fled. No one was killed.

BARNETT: Now Afghanistan's president has harsh words for Pakistan, saying its neighbor must do more to curb the Taliban, this after a wave of violence, including a suicide attack Monday near the Kabul international Airports.

ASHER: Meanwhile, the U.S. is revealing new details about how an attack on a NATO based was carried out last week. Here's Jim Sciutto with more.

JIM SCIUTTO, CNN CHIEF U.S. SECURITY CORRESPONDENT: We're learning new details about the Taliban attack on the U.S. special operations base on Friday, learning that those attackers bridge the base security. They got inside the lines, blew up a car bomb at the gate and gunmen followed them inside. Four of those gunmen killed, we're told, but still, a major breach of security at a U.S. base.


SCIUTTO: A wave of terror across the Afghan capital. Today, a suicide car bomber struck a checkpoint outside Kabul Airport, close to U.S. base, killing at least five people, wounding 16. The Taliban immediately claimed responsibility, saying it targeted, quote, "Occupying foreign forces." The bloody attack followed a series of suicide blasts on Friday, on a market, a police academy, and a coalition military base, killing more than 50 people, including a U.S. soldier and injuring 10 other U.S. service members. The Afghan president barely containing his anger blamed Pakistan, ending months of diplomatic outreach to Afghanistan's neighbor.

[00:34:53] ASHRAF GHANI, AFGHAN PRESIDENT (THROUGH TRANSLATOR): We want the Pakistani government to take practical action against those circles who are committing rebellious acts against Afghanistan. SCIUTTO: But the violence reflects turmoil within the Taliban as well. The announcement of the death of Taliban leader Mullah Omar last month, spark an internal power struggle between factions that favor peace talks with the Afghan government and a new Taliban leader who rejects it.

JOHN KIRBY, U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN: These attacks underscore two things that Afghanistan remains a dangerous place and that the Taliban has not renounced the use of violence as a tactic and a terror device.

SCIUTTO: The renewed violence comes as the U.S. continues to draw down its military presence in Afghanistan.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Good to see you, Thank you.

SCIUTTO: Leading to renewed fears among many U.S. lawmakers that Afghan security forces are not yet ready to protect the country.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The Taliban and other terrorist groups are testing the new Afghan army. So President Obama's withdrawal plan is too far, too fast. And you have a rock all over again of you withdraw from Afghanistan.

SCIUTTO: Jim Sciutto, CNN, Washington.


ASHER: We want to take you to the Middle East now. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is urging a large group of U.S. lawmakers to reject the Iran nuclear deal.

BARNETT: Yeah, he met with 22 House Democrats visiting Israel, trying to convince them to oppose the agreement in the vote set for next month. Listen here as one leading Democrat described the meeting.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You met with Prime Minister Netanyahu. What did he say to you about the Iran deal?

STENY HOYER, U.S. HOUSE DEMOCRAT: Nothing that he -- has he said publicly. He believes it's not a good deal. He believes that it ought to be rejected and he believes that a better deal ought to be pursued. None of us were surprised. I think the concerns are pretty universal. And the president would say, yes, I've had those concerns myself, and this is not a perfect answer, but is the best answer at this time.


ASHER: Meantime, a Democratic presidential frontrunner, Hillary Clinton supported the deal on the campaign trail on Monday. She said, "If Congress fails to approve the agreement," quote, "All bets are off."

In the U.S., the federal investigation is under way into what exactly happened aboard a Delta passenger plane forced to make an emergency landing. We have some stunning pictures for you. Take a look here, a severe hailstorm tore off the plane's nose, and if you look closely, look at the windows of the cockpit. Those windows are completely shattered. And that forced the plane to make an emergency landing.

BARNETT: A picture like that makes you not want to fly again.

ASHER: I've never known this about flying.


BARNETT: And this incident -- this flight was packed. It was near the Nebraska/Colorado border when it flew straight into a path of dangerous storms. Seconds later, the pilot said they were essentially flying blind.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: ... understand we have no the weather radar that...

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Our windshield is pretty severely damaged.

BEAU SORENSON, DELTA PASSENGER: I thought I was lucky to be alive. I couldn't believe that we had flown through that and that we made it. Especially the damage to the wind screens. I -- it was amazing that the pilot was able to fly and land the plane and keep us all safe.


BARNETT: Now thankfully the plane was able to land safely in Denver, but I'm sure when passengers looked back at those pictures and saw the condition of the plane.

ASHER: The nose completely cut off and the windshield completely shattered.

OK, big changes lie ahead as the Google, after the search giant announced a major restructuring plan.

BARNETT: Yeah, this is a science make. It will involve creating an umbrella company called Alphabet which will oversee (inaudible) smaller companies including Google. CNN's Richard Quest explains how this new plan will work.


[00:38:57] RICHARD QUEST, CNN CORRESPONDENT: The announcement came in a blog called G is for Google, from Larry Page, the chief executive. In it, he said, "Our Company is operating well today, but we think we can make it cleaner and more accountable." And so the idea is to create a holding company, with a similar share structure to Google, and in to it, with it all the various components, including a newer, slimmed-down Google. Out of Google will go the life scientist, the health care and all of the newer bits, they will all trade as individual companies within the -- say within the overarching Alphabet corporation. Larry Page becomes the chief executive of Alphabet. And so Sergey Brin becomes the president. Now, underneath these two men will be a variety of chief execs, inclusion Sundar Pichai. Who are now becomes the new CEO of the slim down Google. The goal here is to create individual operating companies that will be overarching as supervise by Brin and Page. Will it work? Well, we know once ever underestimate Google, either in the corporate, the technological or the financial world. They've had tremendous success with Google itself, with YouTube, with Android, with Chrome, with Google maps, and now as they say, in corporations, you only remain successful if you make yourself uncomfortable. Richard Quest, CNN New York.


BARNETT: Now, if you've been out and about, have you felt that there are just too many people around?


BARNETT: It's just too crowded on public transportation?

ASHER: Especially in New York.


BARNETT: Well, there's a reason for that. Additional 3.9 billion people will eventually be added to the world's population. We will explain.

ASHER: The more the merrier.

BARNET: Well, as some, but there aren't enough resources for us. All we're talk about coming up.

ASHER: But (inaudible) a woman who went from running a world famous modeling agency to fighting against human trafficking, that story coming up.


ASHER: CNN's freedom project is dedicated to shining a light on human trafficking. And this week, we're focusing on how corporations are fighting against the multi-billion enterprise.

BARNETT: Yeah, Katie Ford uses scout models around the world. And now the former CEO of Ford models runs a global foundation that fund project to fights modern-day slavery. Clare Sebastian has more.


CLARE SEBASTIAN, CNN PRODUCER: Model, manager, CEO, anti-slavery activist. So tell me how you started in your work against trafficking because it was quite a transition that you make.

[00:45:03] KATIE FORD, FOUNDER, FREEDOM FOR ALL: What happened was the U.N. asked me as a business leader to speak at a conference on human trafficking. And when I heard how people are trafficked, it was parallel to how we scout models around the world. FORD: She's from Yugoslavia. And she'll have her second season here in March.

SEBASTIAN: Katie Ford was CEO of Ford models for 10 years, a company her parents founded in 1946.

FORD: It was a very serious business. It had over $100 million in revenue.

SEBASTIAN: Today, her business is no less serious.

FORD: The hope and dream that a model has for a better life is the same thing as a field worker, who comes here from Mexico or somebody who works in construction.

SEBASTIAN: From her Manhattan home and traveling all over the world, she runs her foundation freedom for all, working to stop modern-day slavery at its source. She also supports victims of forced labor. (inaudible) now runs woman Ford partner organizations. A survivor of trafficking, she came to the U.S. looking for work, and found herself forced into prostitution. Her mission with projects like this cooking class is to give survivors of trafficking delight skill they need to move on. The very reasons victims of trafficking she works with does not want be filmed. Those who have now moved were willing to tell us their stories.

JUDITH OLAH, TRAFFICKING SURVIVOR: When I arrived, this Hungarian man picked me up at the airport, took me to his apartment (inaudible) and he demanded all my money.

EMILY WATERS, TRAFFICKING SURVIVOR: Before long, I realized this guy was a pimp. And it was him, and then it was others, and then it was others. And before I knew it, I was involved in trafficking.

FORD: It's just so shocking. It is out of our consciousness. I think when people hear survivor stories that they will be more motivated.

SEBASTIAN: Katie Ford said she watched as her parents changed the fashion industry. It made her believe she can do the same here.

You're going to keep going with this indefinitely?

FORD: Until it ends. Which I hope is in my lifetime.

SEBASTIAN: Clare Sebastian, CNN, New York.


ASHER: Those survivor stories, incredibly moving, and in fact, all this week, the CNN freedom project will focus on what the business world is doing to combat human trafficking. We will have more on a (inaudible) the hotel, the airline that using in the fight as well. And you also hear from a former child slave.

BARNETT: Now some of the world's poorest nations will eventually see huge increases in their populations. Coming up, we'll explain why that's good and bad news for those nations, after the break.


BARNETT: Welcome back. A new U.N. report predicts the earth's population is about to experience its biggest growth spurt ever. Currently, the U.N. estimates there are 7.3 billion of us here on the planet, and that number is expected to rise to 8.5 billion by the year 2030. By the end of the century, the projection on this tiny planet earth is 11.2 billion people. Where will we find a place to park? Well, this report predicts most of the population increases will come from high-fertility nations, mainly on the African continent or countries that already have large populations. And the growth in these countries will likely pose huge challenges.

Robert Walker is the president of the Population Institute and joins us now from D.C. to talk about all of this. And Robert, there is some positive news in the U.N. report. It does say that the African population growth is due in part to advancements made there in health care. It's allowing people to live much longer lives than expected previously, but that boom is happening in very poor nations. That's a massive problem.

ROBERT WALKER, PRESIDENT, POPULATION INSTITUTE: That is a problem. We are seeing greater longevity in Africa, that's great news, particular because the aids epidemic is waning and it parts with South Africa. But population of Africa on the other hand is projected to grow from about 1.2 billion today to upwards of 4 billion by the end of the century. So we're going to see a tremendous amount of population growth in Africa, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.

BARNETT: This will put a huge strain on the resources and what already developing nations. In fact, the study also shows that the population of India is set to surpass that of China. They both already have a billion people, but that supposed to happen within seven years. What kind of challenges will this pose for the international community as we all discuss and figure out ways to share the limited resources we have?

WALKER: Well, there are two real population concerns. One is a global concern about resources. And that includes fossil fuels, but also includes water and includes metals and minerals and other materials that are a worldwide concern. But when you talk about India and sub- Saharan Africa and population growth in those countries, the great concern really is about what that population growth means in terms of those countries ability to fight poverty, to alleviate hunger, to manage water scarcity, to address issues and environment recreation (ph) like deforestation, but also questions about political instability and conflict.

BARNETT: What would be your recommendation, I'm wondering, to address these very serious issues, I mean China's one-child policy, for example, and incredibly controversial. And human rights groups have said that for a long time, that it's not helpful, it has all these societal lock on (ph) effects. What...

(CROSSTALK) BARNETT: How do you react to this report?

[00:54:50] WALKER: First of all, the good news is that coercion is not necessary to see a very substantial reduction in fertility. We've seen in many countries throughout South Asia and East Asia, very substantial reductions of fertility that do not have any element in coercion in them whatsoever. The challenge that we face today in many of the developing countries, particularly the poorest of the developing countries today is that child marriage is oftentimes very prevalent. And if a girl gets married at the age of 8 or 9 or 12 or 13 in a male dominated society, she will have little say about how many children she will have. And that's becoming a very substantial obstacle to reduction fertility in those countries. We also need of course to increase the supply of contraception in developing countries, but we also have to address these gender issues which are really keeping fertility rates high and keeping them unsustainably high.

BARNETT: Yeah, the world is certainly is getting more crowded. We do need to figure out more ways of working together and helping one of our -- Walker, great to chat with you, joining us from D.C., the president of the Population Institute.

WALKER: Errol, thank you very much.

ASHER: Yes, of course. It's an important question. You've got limited resources and such a massive growth spurt, 8.5 billion people by 2030, just incredible.

BARNETT: It's a huge challenge, though, this generation and the upcoming ones as well.

ASHER: And thank you so much for watching, everyone. I'm Zain Asher.

BARNETT: And I'm Errol Barnett. We're staying comfortable, hope you are as well...

ASHER: Very comfortable.

BARNETT: We will be back after the break with more of the world's biggest stories. Stay with us.