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[08:00:16] KRISTIE LU STOUT, CNN HOST: I'm Kristie Lu Stout in Hong Kong and welcome to News Stream.
Hillary Clinton cracks the political glass ceiling, becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major U.S. party.
The French government calls for unity after the murder of a priest in a church shocks the nation.
And claims of abuse at a prison for juveniles in Australia sparking a government investigation.
U.S. political history was made at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia overnight. For the first time, a woman was nominated to head
a major party's presidential ticket. Nominee Hillary Clinton is calling it the biggest crack in the glass ceiling yet embracing the role the political
spells her husband, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, used his speech to champion her as the
change maker the country needs.
Now CNN's White House correspondent Michelle Kosinski reports from Philadelphia.
BILL CLINTON, FORMER U.S. PRESIDENT: In the spring of 1971, I met a girl.
MICHELLE KOSINSKI, CNN CORRESPONDENT: And that's how it began, Bill Clinton's speech and his lifelong admiration for Hillary. On her night,
that has shaped American history, sealing the democratic nomination. Sanders supporters still passionate about their candidate but amid the
walkouts and upset, he called for it to end, just as she did for Barack Obama in 2008.
SEN. BERNIE SANDERS, (D), FORMER US PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party for
president of the United States.
KOSINSKI: But Bill Clinton's job here was to take everyone back, way back to how they first met.
B. CLINTON: She walked the whole length of the library, came up to me, and said, "Look, if you're going to keep staring at me and now I'm staring
back, we at least ought to know each other's name. I'm Hillary Rodham. Who are you?"
KOSINSKI: With humor and moments, the emotion seen in the eyes of daughter Chelsea, Clinton spoke of their life together, the three times he addressed
Hillary to marry him.
B. CLINTON: When I said, you know how she like. She said, yeah. I said, "While you were gone, I bought it. You have to marry me now." The third
time was the charm.
KOSINSKI: This address that was far different from how we've seen him on the trail, when the times he's tangled with protesters.
B. CLINTON: You are defending the people who killed the lives you say matter.
KOSINSKI: This centered on the things about Hillary Clinton's life that many may have forgotten in the heat.
CROWD: This is what democracy looks like.
KOSINSKI: The controversy.
HILLARY CLINTON, (D), U.S. PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: I should have used two different e-mail accounts. And I've said that that was a mistake. I'm
KOSINSKI: The endless battles.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Lying, crooked Hillary.
KOSINSKI: Of this campaign season like no other. Bill Clinton, whose favorability rating is generally higher than his wife's, came to remind
B. CLINTON: She is still the best darn change maker I have ever known.
KOSINSKI: Telling the crowd it was Hillary who inspired him to public service, Hillary who encouraged him to run for office again after he was
voted out as governor. But he also told the story of Hillary the determined mother, the working mother who kept fighting to do things her own mother
could have only dreamed.
B. CLINTON: This woman has never been satisfied with the status quo in anything.
KOSINSKI: And then he took on the contrast between Clinton the candidate and her opponent Donald Trump, who's gone after both Clintons.
B. CLINTON: What's the difference in what I told you and what they said? How do you square it? You can't. A real change maker represents a real
threat. Your only option is to create a cartoon, a cartoon alternative. Then run against the cartoon. Good for you because earlier today you
nominated the real woman.
KOSINSKI: Her response to it all came at the end via satellite from New York.
HILLARY CLINTON, 2016 DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: If there are any little girls out there who stayed up late to watch, let me just say, I may
become the first woman president, but one of you is next.
[08:05:15] LU STOUT: Now in the run-up to Hillary's coronation, the party was anything but united after the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks released
nearly 20,000 emails. Now they show that key people inside the party discussed ways of stopping the Bernie Sanders campaign.
Now the senator was running against Hillary Clinton.
Now the United States says that there was evidence that the data breach was at the hands of
hackers working for Russian intelligence, but the Kremlin denies any involvement.
Now, U.S. President Barack Obama says it is possible the hack is Russian President Vladimir
Putin's attempt to tip the presidential election in favor of Clinton's rival Donald Trump.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: I think the FBI is still investigating what happened. I know that experts have attributed this to
What we do know is is that the Russians hack our systems, not just government systems, but
private systems. But, you know, what the motives were in terms of the leaks, all that, I can't say directly. What I do know is that Donald Trump
has repeatedly expressed admiration for Vladimir Putin.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
LU STOUT: But while the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange won't divulge his sources, he say if people automatically blame Russia or China when there's
a domestic problem in the U.S. that speaks volumes about what type of government America could end up with.
Now, Assange spoke to our Matthew Chance. Take a listen.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
MATTHEW CHANCE, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: How concerned are you that the emails that WikiLeaks has released could have been hacked by the
Russian secret services, and could have been released to you as a way of manipulating or influencing the U.S. presidential election?
JULIAN ASSANGE, FOUNDER, WIKILEAKS: These are actually separate questions. The experts, or so-called experts the Hillary Clinton campaign has been
quoting in terms of analysis, they are not analyzing our materials. They have been analyzing previous materials that have been published by The
Hill, The Smoking Gun, and Gawker.
Now, they didn't publish emails, they analyzed their material.
CHANCE: Bu it's possible, isn't it? It's possible that this material, given that it's suspected very seriously that the Russians hacked the DNC
accounts, it's possible that this material also came from the Russians and was also released in order to cause maximum damage to the Clinton campaign.
ASSANGE: Well, what we try and do, as a source protection organization, is we like to create maximum ambiguity as to who our sources are, because
maybe it was a hard drive that came from eBay, maybe consultants, maybe hacktivists, maybe state actors, maybe a whole lot of different people.
CHANCE: But you're not specifically...
CHANCE: So, who are you protecting?
ASSANGE: Well, perhaps one day the source or sources will step forward and that might be
an interesting moment. Some people will have egg on their faces. It will be interesting.
But obviously, to exclude certain actors is to make it easier to find out who our sources are. So we never do it.
CHANCE: But as an open source organization, you encourage material from -- from whatever source, almost like a vacuum cleaner.
Are you all right with the fact that it could have been the Russians that have done this to manipulate the presidential elections, that you could
have been used by the secret services in Moscow, for precisely that reason? Are you comfortable with that?
ASSANGE: What we have right now is the Hillary Clinton campaign using speculative allegation about hacks that have occurred in the past to try
and divert attention from our emails, another separate issue that WikiLeaks has published now. Because they're having so
much political impact in the United States. And I think this raises a very serious question which is, is that the natural instincts of Hillary Clinton
and the people around her, that when confronted with a serious domestic political scandal, that she tries to blame the Russians, blame the Chinese,
Because if she does that when she's in government, that is a political managerial style that can lead to conflict.
LU STOUT: So there will be more leaks to come. That was WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaking out about that mass email hack that created turmoil
inside the Democratic Party this past week.
Now, President Vladimir Putin is meeting with Russian athletes before they leave for Rio, that's something that many feared might not happen. Russia
has been under close scrutiny following those allegations of state sponsored doping.
Now, President Vladimir Putin is meeting with Russian athletes before they leave for Rio, that's something many feared might not happen. Russia has
been under close scrutiny following those allegations of state sponsored doping.
Now, some groups had called for a ban on the entire team, but the International Olympic Committee says individual sports federations will
have the final say on who can compete.
Now meanwhile, Rio's Olympic organizers are struggling to get the athlete's village fully up and running. Now, they now acknowledge that only about
half of the buildings in the village have passed safety checks. Shasta Darlington has more.
SHASTA DARLINGTON, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: An emergency task force, 630 electricians, plumbers, and masons apparently doing the trick.
KITTY CHILLER, CHIEF DE MISSION AUSTRALIA: We are extremely happy with the progress that has been made in the last 24 hours in the village.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Any Kangaroos?
DARLINGTON: In fact, some Australian athletes already moving in and praising the apartments.
ANDY SMITH, AUSTRALIAN ATHLETE: I think they're great. I think they're really spacious. Obviously there's still a little bit of cleaning to be
done, but in general I think it's going to be a great location.
DARLINGTON: Just two days earlier, the delegation refused to move in to the athletes village citing blocked toilets, leaky pipes, and exposed
The mayor of Rio fueled the fire by offering to put a kangaroo in the village to make them happy.
"It's natural to make adjustments," he said, "but we want them to feel at home here. I'm almost putting a kangaroo here to jump in front of them."
Other teams found alternative ways to solve their problems.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (inaudible) we spent some money. But, you know...
DARLINGTON: Pressuring or hiring people?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Pressuring and doing the cleaning ourselves.
DARLNIGTON: The Olympic Village officially opened its doors on Sunday, but organizers now admit only 16 of the 31 towers was even operational.
Now they say everything really will be ready by Thursday The Belarussians posted a picture of a clogged shower drain and someone from the Kenyan team
wrote this message on a wall.
Now it's hoping all the last-minute work allows them to focus on winning.
Shasta Darlington, CNN, Rio de Janeiro.
LU STOUT: All right, you're watching News Stream. And still to come, the French government responds, after a Catholic priest is murdered in a terror
attack inside a place of worship.
Also ahead the chilling new video that shows a suspect in Japan's deadly knife massacre smiling for the cameras. What we're learning about him and
his motives, that's coming up next.
Also claims of abuse and torture behind this fence. How Australia has responded to that explosive report on the treatment of inmates at a
juvenile detention center.
LU STOUT: Coming to you live from Hong Kong you're back watching News Stream. Welcome back.
Now, a news agency linked to ISIS reports that the terror group has claimed responsibility for
suicide bombing in northern Syria. The Syrian observatory for human rates says 48 people were killed
and 140 were wounded.
The explosion was set off at a Kurdish security facility in a town along Syria's northern border with Turkey.
Now, our senior international correspondent Nick Paton Walsh has been following this for us
from Beirut. He joins us now. And Nick, this was a massive suicide bombing by ISIS. What have you learned?
[08:15:35] NICK PATON WALSH, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: This truck bomb seems to have targeted a meeting of security forces and local
officials. The death toll rising from originally 15 now up to 48 with over 100 injured as well.
What is most surprising, though, given the daily devastation inside Syria is exactly where this occurred. Qamishli is the de facto area that Syrian
Kurds in northern Syria refer to as Rajava (ph).
Now Qamishli is comparatively secure, very well inside their territory, a territory which is expanding as the Syrian Kurds with American support
continue to push ISIS back. The question being asked now, and the video you're seeing now, shows devastating destruction from this one truck bomb,
a secondary explosion you see on video seemingly caused by maybe a gas
canister exploding in the aftermath. The question being asked is how did this truck bomb penetrate
in to the heart of this Syrian Kurdish territory?
It is closer, frankly, to Turkey than anywhere ISIS controls. Qamishli, too, where the Syrian regime retains a presence alongside these Syrian
Kurds. You've had a very sort of complicated, but persistent coexistence since the Syrian civil war began. But this ISIS death toll right at the
heart of the Syrian Kurdish enemy extracting a horrifying toll today including women and children, Kristie.
LU STOUT: Yeah, devastating scenes of the aftermath of that explosion today in northern Syria. And separately, Nick, this situation in Aleppo,
residents they are still trapped in this city, the city that has been under siege by regime forces. What's the latest there?
WALSH: Well, Kristie, for over the last year or so the Syrian regime has been moving quickly as it can to try and encircle this rather large area
of eastern Aleppo that has since about 2012 been held by Syrian rebel forces.
Now Syrian state news agency Sanaa has just emerged saying that they believe they have finally cut off and encircled in entirety this
particular enclave. It's a place that houses by some estimates 300,000 people -- civilians, amongst them of course, Syrian rebels too. There have
been back and forth reports over the past weeks as to whether or not the key supply route into that eastern enclave known as the Costello Road (ph)
was still in rebel hands or not. Now the regime are claiming they do finally have it in their control.
This could be a seismic moment in the Syrian civil war in terms of humanitarian suffering. Those 300,000 people in there, they're dependent
upon charity, whatever supplies can be brought in. Aid workers are telling us now in just in the last hour they've been hit by further air strikes,
they're telling us they're out of increasingly out of food, water, medicine, basics
to sustain a population under siege there. They're running out of those. They can't get casualties out of that area for further medical
treatment, perhaps in southern Turkey.
NGO workers are warning this could, perhaps, be another Srebrenica echoing the massacres of the Balkan wars. I can't stress how much potentially the
Syrian regime has been texting the residents of that eastern area of the city saying it's time to leave suggesting they can find safety outside of
the rebel-held areas, unclear what level of trust, frankly, a population being bombed by the Syrian regime can
hold in offers like that.
But potentially in the month ahead now we'll be seeing a sharp deterioration in what's happening in eastern Aleppo. As I say perhaps
ahead of us one of the most tragic moments we'll see yet in this Syrian conflict -- Kristie.
LU STOUT: Yeah, it's hard to imagine how an already dire situation can get any worse.
Nick Paton Walsh reporting on the humanitarian catastrophe still gripping inside Syria as well as the violence this day. Thank you, Nick
Now, the French government is vowing a defiant response after a deadly terror attack in
Normandy. Now, two suspects stormed a church during morning mass. They took hostages, and they
brutally murdered a Catholic priest. It has left the community there, and the entire country reeling.
Now the French president has been meeting with defense and security council members, and
they gave an update from Paris a short time ago announcing that more reserve troops will help with security across the country.
Tuesday's attack is the latest in just a wave of terror across France. In January last year, there was the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris. 16 people
were killed at the satirical magazine as well as at a kosher grocery store.
Last November, Paris was rocked again by multiple gun and bomb attacks across the city. 130 people were killed, hundreds were hurt.
And just last month, a man with a knife attacked a police officer and his partner in their home outside Paris, killing both of them. The attacker
was killed by police.
And less than two weeks ago a man drove a truck in to a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice
and then killing 84 people and injuring scores of others before he died in a hail of bullets.
And we're learning now details about one of the attackers who stormed the church on Tuesday. And CNN's Fred Pleitgen joins me now live from Saint-
Etienne-du-Rouvray with the latest on that.
And Fred, a disturbing revelation. One of the suspects in that attack was known to anti-terror authorities. So how did he slip through?
[08:20:45] PLEITGEN: Yeah, yeah. More than known, he was actually also under heavy surveillance from the anti-terror authorities as well. Adele
Kermish (ph) had been under surveillance since 2015. He tried to get to Syria at that point in time, actually tried to get there twice. He was
stopped a second time as he was in Turkey. It was then deported first to Switzerland, then back here to
France where he then spent a considerable amount of time in jail. He was released in March of 2016, but then he had to wear an electronic tag. And
the other thing that he had to do as part of this conviction was stay inside his parents' house basically the entire day, and was only allowed to
leave from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
So that's what the state of affairs was when he conducted this attack. So he used that short period of time, only four hours that he was allowed to
use his parents' house, which I visited just a couple hours ago, it's about ten minutes from the scene of the crime which is where we stand right now
to then conduct this attack and brutally murder this priest.
There's been some revelations about how that went down, as well. There was a nun who managed to escape the hostage situation that ensued when Adele
Kermiche (ph) and another assailant who's not yet been named by the police stormed into that building. She says they stormed in, they made the priest
kneel down, they then slit his throat and stabbed him several times. That's when the hostage situation ensued. At some point, they stormed out
at the police officers who were waiting there and that's when both of them were gunned down and eventually killed.
So, it certainly was a very brutal killing that took place, one that really has made this town here sad and angry. You can see people coming out here
to the scene of the crime, many of them laying flowers, some of them praying, some of them in tears because this priest was someone who was very
much a bedrock of the society here in town, someone who was known to help people, who was there for people, who was there to listen to people, and
also someone who conducted outreach between the Christian community and the Muslim community which is very sizable here in
this very small town, Kristie.
LU STOUT: Yeah, service for a man who was much loved in the community there. Fred pleitgen reporting live for us from St. Etienne. Thank you.
Now, it is Japan's worst mass murder in generations. And now the question is being asked
could it have been prevented? This man is accused of stabbing 19 people to death at the care home where he used to work. We now know that months
before the attack he wrote about his belief that some disabled people should be killed.
And this chilling new video, the 26-year-old, he's seen smiling for reporters as he was driven
away in a police van after that gruesome attack.
Now, CNN's Ivan Watson joins us now live from Sagamihara, Japan. And Ivan the investigation is turning up new, unsettling information about the
suspect. What have you learned?
IVAN WATSON, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, I think first and foremost this came as a shock I think to many Japanese. The image of this 26-year-old man who
police say confessed to the worst mass murder that Japan has seen since World War II, smiling, clearly mugging for cameras when he was brought out
in a police van to be taken to the prosecutor's office. That is something that has
really kind of seared itself in to the imaginations of a lot of people here still reeling from the scale of the atrocity that took place before dawn on
The attack basically took place at this disabled person's home, a care center, residents for about 150 patients, some with very severe
disabilities. And in the span of what's believed to be about an hour, the suspect is believed to have gone through and stabbed to death at least 19
people, wounded another 26 others, before then turning himself in to police.
And even more chilling is this letter that has since emerged that he hand delivered, this 26-year-old man, Satoshi Uematsu, who worked at that care
center for years, that he hand delivered last February to the Japanese parliament in which he called for quote, "I have the ability to kill 470
disabled people. I'm aware this is an outrageous thing to say. I dream of a world
where disabled people with severe difficulties socializing as well as severe difficulties at home are allowed to be peacefully euthanized."
That letter caused so much concern that authorities sent this young man to a psychiatric hospital in February, until March, when he was then released
after reportedly his condition improved -- Kristie.
LU STOUT: And that's the puzzling thing. The warning signs were there. OPfficials did act on it. He was sent to psychiatric hospital, but he was
released and this massacre took place resulting in the deaths of 19 innocent people. And that raises the question, could this
have been prevented?
WATSON: I asked this question to the cabinet minister of health and labor just a few hours ago. He had laid a bouquet of flowers at the entrance to
this stricken disabled person's home. And I said, hey, has anybody been monitoring this man after he was discharged from the psychiatric institute
up until this terrible attack just four months later? And the minister said, that is the most important thing to scrutinize right now.
Another just kind of bizarre concept, Kristie, there were about 150 residents at this care
center, 19 killed, 26 more wounded. The survivors are still going to be sleeping tonight, the minister said, at that same facility. It is a
sprawling facility, it's a two-story facility, and yet, can you imagine how difficult it must be, not only for the residents, but also for the
caregivers to stay on the grounds where this heinous attack took place.
One final note, we've spoken to a neighbor who knew this young man for years. He says that he never saw any suspicious behavior aside from the
fact that the young man had -- the noise -- that he had basically full body tattoos that the neighbor described as something like a
Japanese Yakuza mobster tattoos on his chest and back, but otherwise he was a very polite young man and that neighbor saying he's having a hard time
trying to draw a link between his outward polite appearance and the possible very dark thoughts that this man apparently has confessed to
according to police at this police station I'm standing in front of right now -- Kristie.
[08:27:35] LU STOUT: Yeah, and neighbors, the community, they are just struggling to understand what happened. And as you mentioned, just a
thought for the survivors, the eyewitnesses, the caregivers and patients inside that facility who witnessed that atrocity and what they're going through. Ivan Watson reporting for us
live. Thank you, Ivan.
Now, you're watching News Stream. And still ahead in the program, Venezuela, it has one of the world's highest murder rates. And now some
families say that they are being forced to wait days to claim their loved ones from the morgue.
[08:31:33] LU STOUT: Venezuela has one of the world's highest murder rates. And perhaps nowhere is that more apparent than at the city morgue
in the capital of Caracas.
Now, Paula Newton has more on the rampant violence crippling the city. But first, I must warn you, some of the images you're about to see are truly
PAULA NEWTON, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: In one of the world's most violent countries, and especially in its murderous capital Caracas, death
often comes suddenly, randomly -- killers acting without mercy.
Ismail Garcia's (ph) mother says they only wanted her son's motorcycle but took his life, too.
Garcia, a 33-year-old photo journalist was visiting his girlfriend on Caracas' west side. Within minutes a man who every day documented Caracas'
savage contagion of crime bled out on the pavement like thousands before him.
His mother says she is so heartbroken and shocked she struggles to remember to breathe, let alone make sense of what happened.
Taking a ride in one of many Venezuela's barrios, or slums, and you venture into a no-man's land of drug dealers, thieves, gangs and militias. Even
police aren't safe on the streets.
The murder rate is at least ten times higher than in most U.S. cities.
The crippling economic crisis has only made things worse. People risking their life every
time they line up for food.
Some will end up queuing here, too, racked with grief and outside Belemonte (ph), Caracas's central morgue.
This is another one of the humiliations that Venezuelans tell us about. They have to line up for
everything, including the bodies of their loved ones. We're here outside the morgue, and we can already smell death.
The reason? Gruesomely explained here in images inside the morgue obtained by CNN. So many victims of crime, the corpses literally pile up.
Workers tell us bodies are here sometimes for months, no refrigeration.
And then there's this, they call it the rotten freezer. Human remains protrude from body bags, indignities usually reserved for countries ravaged
And then there's the autopsies -- improvised tools, shortages of chemicals, face masks, even gloves.
Luis Alberto Liao (ph) knows what's inside. He just identified his 17- year-old brother, Jesus, shot four times, still doesn't know why. He's been trying to claim Jesus' remains for three days; a confusing, expensive
Finally the makeshift hearse with his brother's body leaves the morgue.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE (through translator): I feel like I have something in my chest that hasn't allowed me to break down yet, but it's tough.
NEWTON: In life, death, even burial, there is an alarming degradation of humanity as society spirals.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Everybody lives in fear in Venezuela -- the poor, the middle class, the rich.
NEWTON: Professor Roberto Briseno Leon (ph) has led several research studies on the cause of the staggering crime here. He says there is a
culture of impunity.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: That means that 91 percent of the homicides there is not even one arrest. So what what we are really living in Venezuela is a
process of incivility in the everyday life.
NEWTON: Incivility clearly extends not just to life here, but death, too.
Paula Newton, CNN, Caracas.
[08:35:09[ LU STOUT: And since CNN filed that report, a fence has been erected around the Bellemonte (ph) morgue, restricting access to the
facilities. Now, CNN made repeated attempts to contact government authorities in Venezuela for comment, but so far received no response.
Now, to Australia now and some video that has sparked a government investigation. A TV news report claims that there is abuse and torture of
inmates inside a juvenile prison. This happened inside Darwin's Don Dale Center. And a warning, some of you may find these images hard to look at.
This 17-year-old, he has what's called a spit hood over his head. His ankles, neck and wrists were shackled after authorities say that he
threatened to hurt himself.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reports that the chair he's sitting on, is on a list of approved restraints and that other countries use
Now, the ABC also aired footage showing younger prisoners being stripped, assaulted, tear gassed, and locked in solitary confinement.
Now, the teenager you just saw, his name is Dillon Voller. And since Monday's expose the response to his case has been absolutely overwhelming.
And he since penned this open letter to Australians from behind bars. It's handwritten. It was tweeted out by his lawyer. And in part it reads this,
quote, "I would just like to thank the whole Australian community for the support you have shown for us boys as well as our families. But also like
to take this opportunity to apologize to the community for my wrongs, and I can't wait to get out and make up for them."
Now, reaction to the claims of abuse is scathing. Some members of parliament say it amounts to child torture. Now, there is an
investigation, but the prime minister has ruled out a wide-ranging investigation.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
MALCOLM TURNBURLL, AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER: The royal commission will be focused on the youth detention system in the northern territory. And it
will be focused on both mistreatment of juveniles in that system, filings in the system, and also how it was that these filings were not brought to
light earlier, or if they were brought to light, why action was not taken. So it will be a comprehensive review of the circumstances surrounding this
mistreatment of juveniles in the northern territory system.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
LU STOUT: Now the decision has angered the likes of Human Rights Watch. The group is concerned that abuse isn't isolated to one state. It says
this, quote, "it seems short-sighted to limit the royal commission. According to ABC, these incidents were only uncovered because a group of
lawyers accidentally stumbled across the children in a visit to the facility which begs the question, how many other prisons or detention
centers are meting out treatment like this to young people?"
You can follow this developing story by going to CNN.com. And there you'll find more reaction to the detention center abuse claims, which are now
making headlines in Australia and the region and around the world.
Now, News Stream continues after this short break.
LU STOUT: Welcome back.
Now Apple has just snapped up a new Carpool Karaoke Series exclusively for Apple Music. Now the series is to be based on the popular segment hosted
by, of course, James Cordon.
Now in it, Corden drives around and sings tunes with celebrity guests. Some of you may remember, yes, the U.S. First Lady joining in and singing
Beyonce's "Single Ladies" with Cordon.
That segment alone got more than 32 million views on YouTube since last week.
Now, other popular guests include Justin Bieber and Adele.
So, given its musical links, it's no surprise pool guests include Justin Bieber and Adele. So given the musical links it's no surprise here that
Apple is locking it in for its music service.
Now, Wednesday marks the 63rd anniversary of the end of the Korean War and the premiere of a new movie to South Korea. Now Operation Chromite details
how South Korea turned the tides of that war. And that movie, plus the lead actor Liam Neeson, can be getting an irritated response from North
Paula Hancocks has more.
[08:40:43] PAULA HANCOCKS, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: 75,000 troops in a narrow South Korean port, an operation with a one in 5,000 chance of
success. An operation which changed the course of the Korean War.
LIAM NEESON, ACTOR: September 15th, zero hundred hours.
HANCOCKS: This is a movie about the Battle of Incheon in 1950, a daring move by U.S. commander General McArthur in charge of UN forces fighting
North Korea -- to land behind enemy lines and push the North Koreans back to the Chinese border.
Hollywood Star Liam Neeson plays the five star general in this South Korean film.
NEESON: Legendary, charismatic figure, very controversial in many, many ways.
HANCOCKS: A movie based on history, but not history as Pyongyang remembers it. Every year North Korea celebrates victory day, the end of the Korean
War, a war the regime tells its people they won.
So that North Korea's furious response to The Interview in 2014, a film about a fictional CIA plot to as assassinate leader Kim Jong-un, a massive
hacking attack on Ssony Pictures was blamed on North Korea. Pyongyang denies that.
I asked Neeson if he has concerns about a North Korean response to his film?
NEESON: Yes. I think we all have. And like recent events, very recent events, we are all not just as filmmakers, but as citizens on this planet,
we are all very concerned.
HANCOCKS: Movies can make it into North Korea, either through propaganda balloons flown from South Korea by defectors and activists or smuggled
across the border from China.
It would be reasonable to assume at least a small number of North Koreans could see the version of the Korean War the rest of the world knows.
Liam Neeson calls it a wonderful piece of cinema. But will North Korea agree?
Paula Hancocks, CNN, Seoul.
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