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Two Trains Collide in Germany; South African President Under Fire for Home Renovations; Gloves Off Ahead of New Hampshire Vote; Finland City Looks To Make Big Strides in E-Medicine; Russian Foreign Minister Claims New Concrete Plan To End Syrian Conflict; Violence in Hong Kong As Protesters Clash with Police. Aired 11:00a-12:00p ET
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[11:12:40] LYNDA KINKADE, HOST: Hello, I'm Lynda Kinkade, live from the CNN Center. You've been watching our coverage of the New Hampshire
primary. We will have much more on the second big test in the race for the White House later in this program.
But first, at least nine people have been killed in Germany's worst train
disaster in years. In the Bavarian town of Bad Aibling south of Munich, two trains collided head on during morning rush hour.
The accident occurred near a curve on the track, which means it's likely the train drivers had no visual contact before the collision.
Germany's transport minister says two out of the three of the black boxes have been recovered from the site.
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ALEXANDER DOBRINDT, GERMAN TRANSPORT MINISTER (through translator): It is a horrible picture that we have seen there. It is shocking that the
two trains became wedged, one of the trains drilled into the other one, and the cab of the second train was totally torn apart.
Let's get more now from our Atika Shubert who is in Berlin.
Atika, hese trains hit head on. They were traveling on the same track. What do you know so far about how it happened?
ATIKA SHUBERT, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, we don't know exactly what the cause was, but they will be looking through everything
they can find in those two data recorders they found so far. They are still looking for the third.
Once they have that, they will be able to put the puzzle pieces together.
The two key lines of inquiry here is whether or not it was was an issue with the train itself, either the drivers' human error, or if there
was a technical malfunction on one of the trains.
The other line of inquiry they are looking at is whether it was an issue with infrastructure with the rail line itself. Was there a signal
failure, for example, that gave the green light for both trains to be on the same track at the same time.
This is what investigators will be looking at.
What we know is that the trains were traveling at about 120 kilometers per hour at top speed when they collided head on with each other, which is
why it is such a devastating wreckage as you can see in those pictures, Lynda.
KINKADE: Absolutely devastating. And the rescue efforts, of course, involved emergency workers from neighboring Austria.
Talk to us about the challenges they faced.
SHUBERT: Yeah, this is a very heavily wooded and mountainous area right on
the German-Austrian border.
The emergency crews -- police were able to arrive within 3:00 of getting the alarm. But the problem was they couldn't get ambulances close
enough to the wreckage and so they deployed more than a dozen helicopters to help airlift victims from the scene to hospitals on both sides of the
border with some very serious and critical injuries. In fact, dozens were very seriously injured, more than 100 were lightly injured.
Both trains were completely derailed, so we're talking about some extremely serious injuries, broken bones and such and being trapped in the
wreckage as well.
We know that nine people have died so far. But that death toll may arise not
only because of those critical injuries, but because two still remain missing, Lynda.
KINKADE: OK. Atika Shubert in Berlin, thank you very much.
The United Nations commission says practically all sides in the Syrian conflict have carried out torture on detainees and have committed other war
crimes, that includes government of Bashar al-Assad.
The report says thousands of people, including women and children, have been killed in government custody or after they were detained by armed
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PAULO SERGIO PINHEIRA, CHRM. INDEPENDENT INTL. COMM. OF INQUIRY ON SYRIA: The mass scale of death of detainees suggests that the government
of Syria is responsible for acts that amount to extermination as a crime against humanity, because these deaths of brought about in pursuance of a
state's policy to attack the civilian population.
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KINKADE: And we have some news just in. We're learning that Russia says it has a new concrete proposal to resolve the Syrian conflict.
Foreign minister Sergey Lavrov says Washington is studying it.
We're covering all angles of this. In Moscow is CNN's Matthew Chance.
But first we'll start in Washington with Elise Labott.
Elise, the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has had many meetings with
Russia's foreign minister. They have serious differences when it comes to Syria. Is this the development the U.S. has been hoping for?
ELISE LABOTT, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, Lynda, it's certainly the development that the U.S. has been hoping for. But whether it's just
another Daesh expectation remains to be seen.
We just heard from Secretary Kerry just a few moments ago. He was meeting
with the Egyptian foreign minister and he's talking about efforts to get a cease-fire together on the ground in Syria.
You have this meeting coming up of the international Syria support group in Munich in a couple days. This group, of course, includes all the
players interested in Syria, with interest in Syria, not just Russia and Iran, but Saudi
Arabia, who is also backing a lot of the opposition groups.
Now, Secretary Kerry has been trying to get a cease-fire together to start these talks. After they started, he is saying that Russian actions
on the ground, the bombing of Aleppo, what they are doing on the ground, is not conducive
to the kind of negotiations that they want to see.
And so the hope is that perhaps they can get some humanitarian access. Maybe we'll see some kind of announcement on that at Munich. But certainly
he does want to see a Russian commitment to stop the actions on the ground.
Because when you talk about a cease-fire, it's not just about Syrian forces and the opposition, it's also about Russia who is conducting a lot
of bombing against the opposition right now.
KINKADE: Yeah, that's a good point.
I just want to go to Matthew now in Moscow.
Matthew, Russia says it has a concrete plan. What are you hearing from the
MATTHEW CHANCE, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, the Kremlin isn't commenting on this directly, it's all coming from the foreign
ministry and the foreign minister itself.
And he's given an interview to a Russian newspaper. And in that interview, he's talked about this concrete plan. And this is what's been
picked up now, this concrete plan to bring to an end the conflict in Syria.
It's elements of the plan, he says, have been basically presented to the United States throughout the course of their meetings. The implication
is that those meetings have been multiple over the past several days at the very least, perhaps longer.
What we're not getting from this interview, nor from the Kremlin, nor from the foreign ministry who we've tried to contact since this interview
was published, is any indication of what the terms of this concrete plan include, whether it involves an immediate cease-fire, whether it involves
the provision of humanitarian corridors into the areas where so many people have been trapped by the
bombing, whether it involves a suspension of the ferocious bombing campaign that Russia has been intensifying to back up the Syrian army.
And so we've got no detail at this point about what kind of plan this is that's being proposed.
Well, we will come back to you when there is some more detail.
Matthew Chance in Moscow and Elise Labott in Washington, thank you both.
Now for Bashar al-Assad's supporters in the capital, the push into Aleppo is cause for optimism. Frederik Pleitgen reports from Damascus.
[11:20:11] FREDERIK PLEITGEN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: The Syrian army's recent advancement against rebel groups have bolstered the
Assad regime's position. And they have clearly also had an impact here in government-controlled Damascus.
More traffic, more people out on the streets and more optimism among regime supporters.
"Things are getting better thanks to the leadership of President Assad," this man says. "And thanks to the Syrian army and the paramilitary
And this man adds, "our army is winning. It's a strong army and it's protected by god."
But for much of last year, the Syrian government was losing ground. Various rebel factions closed in on government strongholds in the North and
the South of the country. But Russian air power and help from pro-Iranian militias appear to be turning the tide in this five-year conflict leading
some to question the point of diplomacy.
While the UN and the United States continue to say that only diplomacy can solve the Syrian crisis, an increasing number of people here in
government controlled territory seem to believe that there could be a military solution to
the conflict, that is, if Bashar al-Assad's army can build on the gains its made in recent weeks.
But the government's offensive comes at a high price, tens of thousands fleeing toward the Turkish border looking to escape the
Meanwhile, speculation that Assad's main adversaries, Turkey and Saudi Arabia, might be planning incursions into northern Syria leading to this
warning from the foreign minister.
"Any troops that invade our territory will go home in wooden coffins, " Walid Moallem said.
And even on the streets of Damascus, not everyone is sure the government's momentum will carry on.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don't think it's going to end like any soon. I don't think anyone is winning. I think it's a no-win. I don't know, it's
my personal opinion.
PLEITGEN: Even with the optimism brought on by recent gains, one thing remains the same for Syrians, the uncertainty of what the future will
Fred Pleitgen, CNN, Damascus.
KINKADE: Turning now to Hong Kong where officials say more than 120 people were injured during clashes between protesters and police.
The violence erupted as the city celebrated the lunar year. Our David Molko has more on what triggered the unrest.
DAVID MOLKO: Warning shots fired on the streets of Hong Kong, after running battles between police and protesters overnight.
Police say that trouble started after government officials tried to clear away illegal food stalls, which they normally turned a blind eye to.
Some bystanders got involved, and the officials called in the police.
The situation escalated into a riot. Police starting multiple fires, both sides throwing rubbish bins and barriers. And some even pulling up
bricks from the sideawlk.
CY LEUNG, HONG KONG CHIEF EXECUTIVE: They damaged police cars and public properties, committed acts of arson, threw bricks and other objects
ad police officers, including those who had already been injured and were lying on the ground.
MOLKO: More than 120 people were hurt, police say, including 90 police officers, some suffering broken bones. Dozens of protesters and
several members of the media were also injured.
Authorities arrested more than 50 people after police used batons and pepper spray, even firing two shots of live ammunition into the air, which
they defend as a move to protect injured colleagues.
Police call those involved localists. It's a loose term for the more hard line groups of anti-government protesters that emerged in Hong Kong
following the peaceful Occupy protest of 2014.
On Tuesday night, police upping their numbers as Hong Kong holds its annual fireworks display to mark the Lunar New Year.
David Molko, CNN, Hong Kong.
KINKADE: Live from CNN's world headquarters, this is Connect the World. We'll get the latest from New Hampshire in less than 15 minutes.
Also, we'll look at the key to success in one of the world's most recognizable cities. One Square Meter is in Las Vegas up next.
[11:25:50] JOHN DEFTERIOS, CNN EMERGING MARKETS EDITOR: The Las Vegas strip is the main artery of what is the beating heart of America's gambling
Millions of cars cruise by these giant hotels every year.
This is the Las Vegas that most people know, a hotel with a grand entrance like the Caesar's Palace with high ceilings, and an ample casino
floor designed to keep people in doors and entertained. The Grand Bazaar has the exact opposite strategy. It's all outdoors in a confined space.
The Grand Bazaar shops is actually not so grand, taking up less than a hectare, but developer Larry Segal sees big potential due to its location.
LARRY SEGAL, DEVELOPER: If you go to Google Earth and you type in Las Vegas strip, the pin drops right on this site and you've got 44 million
cars that pass us a year and literally tens of thousands of hotel rooms looking right down on the site.
DEFTERIOS: Segal had his own light bulb moment when he came to Las Vegas for a property developer's convention.
SEGAL: Yeah, I looked around, and I said it's like a park in the middle of Time's Square. What better place to, you know, build a consumer
DEFTERIOS: So, what was basically a hotel transit point is now home to 130 retailers, averaging about 30 square meters each.
In the spirit of Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, one shop imports only Turkish handicrafts. There's the Honolulu Cookie Company, and Alex and
Annie (ph), a New England based Jewelry designer, one of many using large LED screens to engage customers, especially young Millennials.
SEGAL: It's all about dwell time. Dwell time is the most important thing. The longer you keep them, the more you're going to sell them.
ANA GUTIERREZ, DESIGNER: This one was inspired in Costa Rican bird (ph).
DEFTERIOS: Ana Gutierrez is an emerging designer from Costa Rica. Her corner shop looks out onto the Las Vegas strip and the landmark Bellagio
and Caesar's Palace hotels.
Your first foray outside of Costa Rico wasn't say a New York or Las Angeles, but Las Vegas. What was the strategy there?
GUTIERREZ: Las Vegas attracts people from all over the United States. So it's a way to start building brands and get exposure to the whole
DEFTERIOS: That was also the developer's pitch to the bigger international brands like Brazilian flip flop maker Havaianas. More than 20
million people walk the boulevard each year, even if it is to take a break from what Las Vegas is famous for.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It's nice, because you spend so much time inside gambling, drinking, doing shows and stuff like that. And any time you
actually get to spend outside, it's nice weather, cloud cover, nice breeze.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It's nice walking through here, not only the breeze, but having to have some seating around with a nice view. And it's
on the strip, so, what better can you ask for?
DEFTERIOS: And after the sun sets on the strip, the Grand Bazaar even offers a view of a miniature Eiffel Tower, and a Time's Square inspired
John Defterios, CNN, Las Vegas.
[11:31:54] KINKADE: With the Olympic Games just six months away, Kenya has raised the possibility of pulling out over fears about the Zika
virus. But it isn't just the athletes who could be affected.
Our Nick Paton Walsh is following the story and joins me live from Rio de Janeiro.
And Nick, you've been in the area under development near the Olympic park. What have you found?
NICK PATON WALSH, CNN INTERNATINOAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, those people who once lived in what was a very verdant kind of paradise by the lake
there, many have been asked to move out by the local authorities, accepted their compensation. But there are a few who have stayed behind. And they
say that the onstruction there is causing pools of stagnant water that make them worry about the potential for the Zika virus to attack them there.
And this is what we found in the ambiance around the Olympic Park.
WALSH: Pedro is driving us to his home, that's inside Brazil's nearly completed Olympic Park. He's no builder or developer, but someone for whom
the making of this Olympic dream means they will lose their own dream: their home.
He still lives inside the Olympic Park, refusing to move out of the way of the bulldozers, refusing to take the government's buyout.
There are forms of pressure, he says. The most common, to cut the water.
What water is here is stagnant and that could mean Zika.
This was once a lakeside paradise, but now stagnant water brings with it the risk of mosquitoes. A construction site has taken away so much of
the greenery they used to know. And now they're reluctant new neighbor of the Olympic park.
A lot of mosquitoes, yeah? You're not worried about Zika?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don't have fear of mosquitoes. I have for my manager (ph).
WALSH: He means the city mayor whose office didn't return our calls.
Just outside the park's fence, Luis (ph) heads one of 50, of what was once 500 families living here.
"This was our little corner," he says, "a paradise for us."
Yes, they have been offered new homes, but won't leave their corner of Brazil. And it's one, he shows us, where demolition means more still water
for Zika carrying mosquitoes to breed.
Like all of Rio during Carnival, they are partying, but they are not leaving home worrying that if they leave, they will come back to find their
In the rubble, noise and Zika threat, Rafaela (ph) gave birth seven days ago. Here a fever spells panic.
"The water pipes broke down," she says. "I and my children all got fever. So, we went to see the doctor, but he told us it was from the bad
water we drunk and not Zika."
Still, so much medical uncertainty meant only little Sophia's (ph) birth let them feel totally safe.
"I was happy," she says, "what mother isn't, when her daughter is born healthy."
The idyllic waters where Brazil's Olympic dream its health nightmare and its most disregarded grow and struggle inside of each other.
WALSH: Now we said in that report, the mayor's office hadn't got back to us. Well, they have in the last few hours. And have said, clearly,
they believe they deal with everybody in a transparent fashion. They describe a generous package in which people are offered accommodation in a
condominium just a kilometer away from the site you saw there, and they put the number of families holding out to be as few really as three, according
to a statement they sent us. Adding, in fact, they have also relocated other families who weren't actually necessarily so directly affected by the
But regardless what you see there is a very clear tell of the rich and poor that have always been divided here in Brazil and no more acutely
during the fears over the Zika outbreak here, where the poor don't have the capacity to move away from that stagnant water to protect themselves. And
right next to them, all the riches of Brazil poured in to try to make the spectacle in August of the Olympic Games. The officials here so
desperately hope the Zika outbreak will not lower attendance at, Lynda.
KINKADE: Nick Paton Walsh in Rio de Janeiro, thank you very much for that report.
Voters in New Hampshire are streaming into the poles for the second big chance in the race for the White House and the first primary in the
The latest CNN/WMUR tracking poll shows Democrat Bernie Sanders with a 26-point lead over Hillary Clinton. Republican Donald Trump is maintaining
the lead he's held for months.
But Marco Rubio is nipping at his heels, although his performance at the last debate could hurt him.
Now, the primary in New Hampshire is expected to sharpen the race on the Republican side, so the candidates are really under pressure to prove
they should stay in the fight.
Here is our Sara Murray.
SARA MURRAY, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Hours ahead of the first vote, name calling in the GOP reached a fever pitch.
TRUMP: She said he's a (EXPLETIVE DELETED), that's terrible. Her.
MURRAY: Donald Trump repeated a voter's vulgar jab at Ted Cruz Monday night. And the frontrunner was relentless in attacking Jeb Bush throughout
TRUMP: We have to get rid of the Jeb Bushs of the world. Jeb is a lightweight. Jeb is having some kind of a breakdown, I think, and you know,
look, he's an embarrassment to his family.
MURRAY: Bush continuing the battle, trading insult for insult after tweeting at Trump, "You aren't just a loser, you are a liar and a whiner."
BUSH: He's a whiner. I'm a joyful warrior.
Imagine a guy like Donald Trump, for example, being president of the United States during difficult times.
MURRAY: Now in the final hours candidates are vying to win over legions of undecided New Hampshire voters. Marco Rubio trying to bounce
back after a debate gaffe repeating the same phrase four times Saturday night. Something Chris Christie is capitalizing on.
GOV. CHRIS CHRISTIE (R-NJ), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: You're sitting across the table from Vladimir Putin. You don't want to repeat the same thing four
or five times over again.
MURRAY: But awkwardly Rubio repeated himself yet again Monday night during a stump speech.
SEN. MARCO RUBIO (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: We know how hard it's become to instill our values in our kids instead of the values they try to
ram down our throats. It's become harder than ever to instill in your children the values they teach in our homes and our in church instead of
the values that they try to ram down our throats.
[08:25:02] MURRAY: This as Trump downplayed his wide lead in the final polls before today's primary.
TRUMP: I hear we have a lead. It doesn't matter to me. It doesn't matter to me. Who the hell knows what the lead is.
MURRAY: After admitting his ground game fell behind in Iowa, his campaign has been playing catch up.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Hi. How are you doing?
MURRAY: On the snowy eve of the primary Trump made a final push in his unconventional tile style.
TRUMP: If you're going drive like a maniac, do it tomorrow after you vote. And I promise I will come and visit you in the hospital. I promise.
KINKADE: Well, Democrat Bernie Sanders has a strong lead in New Hampshire, which is right next door to the senator's home state of Vermont.
So the Clinton campaign is digging in and preparing for what could be a long road to the nomination.
Senior Washington Correspondent Jeff Zeleny has the latest from both camps.
SEN. BERNIE SANDERS, 2016 DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: You look beautiful.
JEFF ZELENY, CNN CORRESPONENT (voice-over): It's your turn New Hampshire.
CLINTON: Thank you, New Hampshire.
ZELENY: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders delivering last-minute pleas.
[11:40:03] CLINTON: This is an important milestone in this campaign.
ZELENY: And 11th hour pitches.
SANDERS: I'm here today to ask your support to join with us in making that political revolution. Thank you all very much.
ZELENY: The first in the nation primary will set the tone for the rest of the campaign and help determine just how long that will be. A strong
Sanders win will guarantee a long Democratic race ahead.
SANDERS: The eyes of the country and a lot of the world, by the way, will be right here on New Hampshire.
ZELENY: The Clinton team bracing for a tough night and a possible campaign shake-up if things don't go well tonight.
CLINTON: We're going to take stock but it's going to be the campaign that I've got.
ZELENY: CNN has learned much of the discontent is coming from allies of Bill Clinton who believe the campaign underestimated Sanders. On
election eve the former president held his tongue. Or tried to.
BILL CLINTON, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Sometimes when I'm on a stage like this I wish we weren't married then I can say what I
ZELENY: The race hinges on New Hampshire's famously fickle independent voters and whether they will choose their heads or their hearts.
Beth Reilly came to a Bernie Sanders' rally.
BETH REILLY, NEW HAMPSHIRE VOTER: I really love Bernie. I mean, he says all the things that we would like to have this country be so much
ZELENY: But says she'll vote for Clinton.
REILLY: I'd love it if he could win. And I think I'm probably going to go with Hillary because I think she can win.
KINKADE: Well, let's get the latest from New Hampshire. Our senior political reporter Manu Raju joins me from Manchester.
Manu, a record turnout is expected, more than half a million voters, and it seems many young women are flocking to Bernie Sanders.
MANU RAJU, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Yeah, it's been a really interesting development in this campaign season to see young women really get behind
Bernie Sanders and not the person who would be the country's first female president, Hillary Clinton.
And the reason why you are seeing that when you test this question among women voters, they believe that sometime in their lifetime they will
see a female president. So, they don't sense that same amount of urgency that older women voters, who are really pushing hard for
Hillary Clinton. That has been a big issue for Hillary going forward. She needs to tap into the young vote, which is really powering Bernie Sanders's
candidacy and is a warning sign for Hillary Clinton, if she does get the Democratic nomination she's going to need to energize young voters to get
behind her, that's probably her only chance of winning the White House, Lynda.
KINKADE: And she, of course, was behind in the polls last time she went to New Hampshire and was up against Barack Obama.
What's the likelihood she could do it again against Bernie Sanders?
RAJU: It's very slim. The polls have Bernie Sanders winning upwards to about 30 points, 25, 30 points right now. It's a very good chance --
he's from a neighboring state. He's very popular among more progressive liberal and younger voters as we were just talking about here.
The Clinton campaign has almost already conceded defeat here. But anything less than a double digit victory for Bernie Sanders will almost be
seen as a victory for Hillary Clinton. If she can keep it to single digits, they are going to use that as momentum heading into the next state
Now, the challenge for Bernie Sanders will be -- this is a state that does not have as diverse of a population as others do, Nevada and South
Carolina, two states with a lot of minority voters who are critical to Democratic coalition. How does he do there? That's going to be a huge
question going forward.
KINKADE: And looking of course at the Republicans, since Marco Rubio's poor performance at the most recent debate, his poll numbers have
not increased. His campaign team very much fighting for him saying that he's the only Republican that can beat Clinton in a general election. But
it seems all the other candidates are attacking him.
RAJU: Yeah. And actually that debate stumble from Saturday night, in which he repeated the same line over and over again. And he was attacked
for being a rehearsed and scripted candidate, not having much depth, you know, that kind of criticism is aimed at undermining what is a central
selling point, that he believes he is the most electable Republican, someone who can take the fight to Democrats, could unite the party, take
the conservative message to different parts of the electorate that don't traditionally vote Republican.
But because of his stumbles, his opponents are saying, look, this is the thing that you are going to risk if you do nominate Marco Rubio, he's
going to go and he's going to up on the debate stage with Hillary Clinton or potentially Bernie Sanders. So, that's one of the things that he's been
We'll see how New Hampshire voters react tonight. We don't have a good taste from how -- whether or not that stumble is going to affect him
in the polls. That's going to be a big, big question, tonight. How does he do and how much of that debate performance affect him with voters here.
KINKADE: We'll watch it closely.
Manu Raju in Manchester, New Hampshire thank you very much.
And of course you can be sure to tune in to our special coverage of the New Hampshire primary. It starts at 10:00 p.m. Tuesday in London,
that's 2:00 a.m. Wednesday in Abu Dhabi only on CNN.
And of course you can always get the latest on the race for the White House and what's happening Tuesday in New Hampshire right here on our
website. Just go to CNN.com/politics.
Live from CNN's world headquarters, this is Connect the World. Coming up, a leopard on the
loose. And it took 14 hours to finally capture it. We'll have that story in less than 10 minutes.
Also ahead one city in Europe is hoping to have a technological advantage in health care. That's next in our digital state just ahead.
KINKADE: You're watching CNN and this is Connect the World. I'm Lynda Kinkade. Welcome back.
We want to take you now to Ola (ph) in Finland, a digital hub where new technologies are often put to the test by the community.
From the convenience of their mobile device, people can make appointments, refill prescriptions and chat with their doctor.
Max Foster has the details.
MAX FOSTER, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: On this winter morning, the sea is frozen. But here in Olu (ph), Northern Finland, the fishermen
In the past, paper mills and (inaudible) were the backbone of this local economy, but they are looking towards the future.
With a 15 euro initiative, the Finish government is harnessing tech innovation to change the
country's medical infrastructure to improve the well-being of its citizens.
Olu (ph) city council oversees largest geographical region Finland. It's partnered with the private sector, build an advanced e-health network.
NOORA JANSSON: Olu Health (ph) is an innovation ecosystem for digital health. Our vision is to converge life sciences with IT solutions for the
benefit of the citizens.
FOSTER: A fully integrated Olu (ph) health campus, which already has research centers, university and hospital all in one location, is
expanding. Relying on the services are 200,000 Olu (ph) citizens as well as some 180,000 inhabitants of Lapland far from any doctor.
An aid to remote diagnostics, is M-health (ph), a mobile device to enable patients to access health and wellness data. 78,000 volunteers
utilize what's called the self-care scheme.
PROF. JARMO REPONEN: Every Finnish citizen has an account where he or she can look up his health information, international repository and we
have a national system for electronic prescription.
FOSTER: In this basement, valuable data, 40,000 boxed tissue samples, a treasure trove of medical history dating back more than 30 years. The
most vital slides will be digitized into the bio bank and made available for resource and analysis.
PIA NYBERG: The bio banks, they are changing medicine. It is possible to find like stratified groups of patients, even personalized
medicine to focus on the prevention of a disease.
FOSTER: Also on campus, a replica hospital has been built, a testing ground for new technology. Today, from the neo-natal intensive care unit
are assessing new equipment.
TIMO ALAAKOOLA: This is the place where companies can bring prototype products to be tested in a real health care environment. We are actually
now building the5G test network here within the Olu (ph) hospital test lab. And that would make us the first 5G hospital in the world.
FOSTER: Olu Health strives to be at the forefront of e-medicine's evolution and enable nurses like these to take the greatest of care of the
population from their very first breath.
Max Foster, CNN.
KINKADE: Live from CNN center, this is Connect the World. Coming up, big entrances gone
terribly wrong. The debate introduction that people can't just stop watching.
Also ahead, a leopard in India was found prowling through a school. Find out what happened after police were called in to help. That story
KINKADE: You're watching CNN. And this is Connect the World. I'm Lynda Kinkade. Welcome back.
Now, imagine walking into school, but instead of seeing students you come face-to-face with a leopard. Yes, a wild leopard was spotted on
security cameras prowling through a school. This is how the drama unfolded.
KINKADE: Leopard on the loose. This big cat caused a panic after it was spotted strolling through the halls of a school in southern India.
Police were quickly called in to try to catch the wild animal, but it was not easy. The leopard attacked this man just outside the school next
to a swimming pool biting his arm as he tried to flee.
At least two others were also hurt.
After a 14-hour ordeal, authorities finally tranquilized, captured and took the leopard to a nearby wildlife park.
Officials estimate there are more than 12,000 of the animals in India, some 1,500 in this southern state alone. And while a leopard hasn't been
seen in the city limits since 2012, authorities say close encounters with the big cats are becoming more frequent as human continues to encroach on
KINKADE: And you can always follow the story the team is working on throughout the day by going to our Facebook page. That is
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Now for our parting shots. Why you should never underestimate the power of a grand, or not so grand, entrance.
The Republican candidates for U.S. president are still trying to live down the botched beginning of their last debate. But as our Jeanne oos
reports, they are not the only ones who messed up a big entrance.
[11:55:01] JEANNE MOOS, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): The desperate gestures of a backstage handler told the story of what one
website called a "chain reaction of cringe." Sure, it could have been worse. No one fell, like Miss America. No one got a concussion, like Conan
did, or tripped over a red carpet, while singing the national anthem on skates. Nope, the debate introduction...
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Chris Christie.
MOOS: ...was just incredibly awkward.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Dr. Ben Carson.
MOOS: Starting when Ben Carson didn't respond to his name. For the obvious reason --
DR. BEN CARSON (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I couldn't hear.
MOOS: And just when Carson seemed ready to advance --
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Texas Senator, Ted Cruz.
MOOS: ...Ted Cruz cruised by. And Donald Trump, likewise, seemed to miss his name, letting...
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Jeb Bush.
MOOS: ...letting Jeb Bush brush by with a tap and "see you later, guys" expression.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: That's something you'll never see again, Jeb Bush tapping Donald Trump.
MOOS: When the moderators finally introduced...
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The Republican candidates.
MOOS: ...only four were there. Chris Christie volunteered.
CHRISTIE: Can I introduce Kasich?
MOOS: "What a mess," tweeted Wendy Williams, which prompted a Carson defender to bring up a dramatic entrance Wendy made on stage --
MOOS: A Broncos corner back wanted to celebrate on a Super Bowl post- game show but he, more or less, tackled himself...
MOOS: ...crashed the set.
MOOS (on camera): Sometimes the entrance can go just fine. But then, it's time for your exit.
(voice-over): Remember when President Bush had a stumble handling the locked door handles in China. On "The View," the hosts recreated the
Republican snafu as they made their entrance.
When it comes to hailing these chiefs...
MOOS: ...better hail them louder.
Jeanne Moos, CNN, New York.
KINKADE: I'm Lynda Kinkade, and that was Connect the World.