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[08:00:12] KRISTIE LU STOUT, HOST: I'm Kristie Lu Stout in Hong Kong and welcome to News Stream. Now, Turkey dives deeper into Syria's civil war,
but whose side is it on? We'll have a live report from the border.
Italy's heartbreaking dilemma in the aftermath of last week's quake survivors may be forced to abandon their ruined villages.
And Dilma Rousseff on trial. Brazil's suspended president is about to take the stand as she
defends herself against impeachment.
The war against ISIS in Syria has another major hurdle. Now two U.S. allies appear to be battling each other. Turkey is now targeting Kurdish
forces whom it considers terrorists and whom the U.S. supports in its fight against ISIS.
Now, Turkish state-run media says the military has helped the Free Syrian Army, quote, cleanse
terrorists from 13 Syrian villages near the border.
Now this video shows weapons, the FSA says it confiscated from the Kurdish militias the YPG.
Now, CNN's Nick Paton Walsh is live for us from Gaziantep, Turkey. He joins us now live. And, Nick, I mean, Turkey has certainly escalated this
operation inside Syria, targeting both ISIS and Syrian Kurds. What's the latest?
NICK PATON WALSH, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, we are hearing through Reuters from the Pentagon here, frankly whose policy has been
undermined some degree by what we've seen in the past few days, which is Turkey moving against ISIS, certainly, with Syrian
rebels doing a little of the ground fighting for them along with Turkish armor. But also finding themselves moving against Syrian Kurds, as you
say, and those Syrian Kurds have been receiving substantial Pentagon backing. And as for the Pentagon position here in a bit of a tight spot to
say the least.
Well, the Pentagon statement via Reuters has said that the U.S. has reiterated that the Syrian
Kurdish YPG must cross back over the east of the Euphrates, that's the dividing line that Joe Biden said really had to be honored and the Kurds
have promised to honor, he says, in future operations against ISIS.
Remember, they crossed over the river, took Manbij away from ISIS and then didn't necessarily
leave. They understand, say the Pentagon in the statement, that that return across the Euphrates east has largely occurred.
They go on to say that these uncoordinated operations give a space for ISIS to function in, and that remain closely engaged with their allies on the
But ostensibly this is -- it seems, the U.S. trying to suggest that this dividing line of the Euphrates will be respected by those Syrian Kurds.
They have been given military backing, to.
At the same time, we've just heard from the Jarablus military council. And let me explain who they are. They are basically a Kurdish backed militia
that the Kurdish -- Syrian Kurds said they had left Manbij in control of when we first heard from Joe Biden they needed to leave.
Very complicated, but basically the people they left Manbij in control of now say they've also leaft Manbij, too, to try and avoid further bloodshed.
So, a messy situation here, but one in the last hour or so we've got a little more clarity on and we have this, it seems, similarly timed, you
might even say coordinated statement that seems to suggest the Pentagon think the Kurds have pulled back across the river like they always promised
the Pentagon said that they would. And that seems to be accepted as having happened by
the Jarablus military council or effectively who the Kurds left in control of Manbij.
Does this dampen tensions? Well, on paper yes. But we've seen in the past everyone can have a very nice position on paper, but in the hours and days
ahead we're talking about territory here, the Kurds have fought for and whether or not this all stays calm and they can focus on ISIS is a whole
separate matter -- Kristie.
LU STOUT: Absolutely. The U.S. may be calling for clear lines in this battlefield, but this battlefield is anything but clear right now. And
your thoughts on the future of the ever complicated fight in Syria and what would the U.S. do if its allies Turkey and Syrian Kurds continue to fight
each other there?
WALSH: Well, I'd say if you look at the longer term gameplan here most likely the Syrian Kurds would be the one who end up suffering if they find
themselves constantly in battle with a NATO army like Turkey, a clear U.S. ally who, frankly, the Americans have wanted, to use a colloquialism, to
get off the bench for years now in the fight against ISIS. They've seen that group metastasize on their border in northern Syria for years and many
think they didn't really do enough to stop them going in the first place Now their army is in play against them. They've moved swiftly along the
border to secure that and potentially block ISIS.
The big concern will be the distraction of fighting against the Syrian Kurds. That may still
happen. As I say, these are just statements. And there's been a lot of mistrust on both sides. We've seen an air strike which the Turkish claim
killed 25 Kurdish militants, but activists said actually killed dozens of civilians.
We've seen a Turkish soldier lose his life when two tanks were attacked by rockets over the weekend.
A lot of territory is changing hands. A lot of very heated rhetoric. We may see a glimmer of light here and potential calm and coordination. But
you've got to bear in mind the Turkish/Kurdish animosity here is decades old. It doesn't suddenly go away because of one statement -- Kristie.
LU STOUT: Yeah, this is an ever evolving conflict. Nick Paton Walsh reporting for us live from Gaziantep Turkey, thank you.
And if the situation in Syria sounds complicated to you, that's because it is. And CNN has created this, this web of conflict to help you figure out
who is fighting whom in Syria.
Now, everyone is attacking ISIS, but what other interests are at stake here? Explore further at CNN.com.
Now ISIS has claimed responsibility for suicide attack at a wedding in Iraq. It happened in the Shiite holy city of Karbala on Sunday. The
attacker opened fire on the crowd and then threw hand grenades before blowing himself up.
At least 15 people were killed and 16 were wounded. Iraqi authorities say that they killed four other would-be suicide bombers.
ISIS is also claiming responsibility for suicide car bombing that killed dozens of military recruits in Aden, Yemen. Doctors Without Borders says
at least 45 people were killed and 60 wounded. Now the bomb exploded inside a training camp for forces loyal to Saudi backed Yemeni President
Hadi. Now, Aden is the de facto capital for his government. The actual capital Sanaa has been under control of the Houthi rebels since last year.
The Australian government says an aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan is now free. Now Kerry Janes Wilson was taken from her home in Jalabad in
April. The Afghan interior ministry says that she was freed during an operation carried out by security forces in which eight people were
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
SADIQ SEDIQI, AFGHAN INTERIOR MINISTRY SPOKESMAN: So far the reports we have she's okay. She's fine, of course, but she will need care, immediate
care as well.
But the good news is that she was freed and she's alive and we hope very much that as soon as possible she can join her family by in Australia.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
LU STOUT: Good news indeed. And Wilson is just one of a number of foreigners kidnapped in Afghanistan in recent months, many of them remain
Now in Italy officials say nearly 3,000 people have been displaced by last week's earthquake and they're now in temporary camps. And meanwhile
investigators are looking to whether shoddy building standards contributed to the destruction. Now, some buildings
were recently renovated yet they did not withstand the shaking. Almost 300 people were killed when the quake hit central Italy on Wednesday.
Frederik Pleitgen joins me now live from the epicenter with more live from Amatrice. And, Fred, the rescue effort has sadly made way for recovery
work. What's the latest from there?
FREDERIK PLEITGEN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well the latest here, Kristie, is that this recovery effort is still going on. I'm going to get
out of your way immediately so we can see what's going on here in the center of Amatrice. And you can see it's just an absolute scene of
devastation over there. And as this effort here has moved from being search and rescue to being more recovery, the rescue crews are doing right
now is they're actually tearing down some of the buildings that were damaged in the initial quake, because they're so afraid that aftershocks
could bring these buildings down completely, and then become a risk for those crews that are
working on the ground there.
Again, we've had almost 1,000 aftershocks since the initial quake took place last Wednesday and all of them, of course, very devastating in every
case the crews have to stop their work. They have to get out of the rubble, because it becomes very dangerous for them.
Now, you see some of the buildings completely destroyed here. But in some villages it goes even beyond that. There, the whole existence of very
towns is at risk. Let's have a look.
FREDERICK PLEITGEN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: The grueling work continues for Italian search crews still pulling bodies from the rubble.
Whole communities have been shattered by the loss of life and infrastructure.
Massimo Parazzi (ph) was in the hardest hit town of Amatrice when the earth began to shake.
"It was my daughter's birthday, the day of the quake," he says. "We'd organized a party. Five of the girls who were invited were killed in the
quake. She had played with some of them the night before the disaster.
More than 200 people died in Amatrice alone. Italy's prime minister has vowed to rebuild this ancient town, but some of the smaller villages in
this mountainous area may not be so lucky.
This is Capricia (ph) -- just down the road from Amatrice.
Like so many villages in this area, this one's been evacuated after the earthquake. But the residents here face a much more fundamental question,
and that is, whether they'll ever be able to return to their homes, whether this village will be viable in the future.
Rosella Santorelli (ph) is one of only 12 residents of Capricia. She's been staying in this camper van since the quake struck afraid to enter any
building because of frequent aftershocks.
"I don't think there will be a future," she says, "our village is poor. There are no people and no jobs. Amatrice is five miles away, but there's
nothing left of that."
As Rosella and the others survey the damage to their houses, Italy has some tough discussions to make. Should villages like this one with a tiny
population in an area prone to earthquakes be fixed or is it better and safer to abandon them?
"There are villages that were already empty before the quake," Rosella says. "There are almost no young people anywhere. The towns are old. I
think now they will really depopulate."
For many tourists, villages like Capricia epitomized the beauty of the Italian countryside. On top of the horrible human toll this earthquake has
caused, in the long run, it may have accelerated the demise of a piece of this country's rich ancient heritage as well.
[08:11:00] PLEITGEN: And, Kristie, of course, the folks here have very immediate concerns as well. Still dealing with the aftermath of this
earthquake. I want to show you the scene again as these excavators are now at work going through that debris there, clearing some of the (inaudible)
for those rescue crews at work.
The authorities also telling us they believe that somewhere in this town there are still dead bodies underneath that rubble, but they haven't been
able to get to yet, because they're in such complicated positions and moving them would be so dangerous for these rescue crews.
But against the folks here, of course, still very much traumatized by the events that happened, still very afraid of the aftershocks, and now also
having to deal with these long-term concerns about what will be constructed, what won't. The Italian prime minister has come out and said
it's very important to reconstruct quickly, but it's more important to reconstruct right.
LU STOUT: That's right. And before reconstruction takes place, you have the demolition, the grim recovery work under way that we see behind you,
and also the investigation, Fred, the investigation into the buildings that toppled over last week, because a number of these buildings were recently
renovated once, so why was it that they weren't able to withstand the tremors?
PLEITGEN: Well that's something that the Italian authorities are investigating right now. I want to go back to our scene. Maybe you can
show a little bit of that.
As I explained, the Italians are saying that in some cases there were buildings that were supposed to be earthquake-proof that nevertheless did
topple. And they say it might be shoddy construction that could be responsible for that, there could be corners that were cut, and it's
something where the investigation authorities have opened up investigation to see whether or not shoddy construction is liable for that, and whether
or not that happened. And they say that people who did something like that, if, in fact, that is the case, will be punished.
One of the main cases we've seen here is actually right here in Amatrice is the local school, which was only recently built, and only recently made,
allegedly, earthquake-proof, but toppled once the earthquake happened and actually there was a strong aftershock that happened yesterday, and then
more of that school also collapsed.
So certainly an investigation is going on here and one where the Italians say we really need to
make sure there is no corruption or anything. When houses like this are constructed, that they're constructed correctly especially in a zone like
in central Italy that's on a fault line and very prone to seismic activity, Kristie.
LU STOUT: Yeah, absolutely, to mitigate the effects of, heaven forbid, the next
earthquake to hit central Italy. Fred Pleitgen reporting live for us from the epicenter. Thank you, Fred.
Now, Singapore has confirmed 41 cases of locally transmitted Zika virus. Now all these cases, they came from this neighborhood. Now, most of the
patients have fully recovered, but seven are still being treated at hospital.
Now the ministry of health warns that the virus could spread further in Singapore as some of
the patients live and work in other parts of the city. The World Health Organization says other countries in the region have possible evidence of
local mosquito-borne Zika infections this year.
You're watching News Stream. And still ahead Brazil's president is set to argue her case as she
takes the stand in her impeachment trial. And the picturesque city of Hangzhou prepares to host the
G20. I'll tell you what China is doing to make sure the world only sees the idyllic side of the city.
[08:16:23] LU STOUT: All right coming to you live from Hong Kong, you're back watching News Stream.
And Chinese police have arrested a man known as China's Jack the Ripper. Reports say that, again, he has been arrested. State-run media reports
that the 52-year-old man was detained in a grocery store where police believe he carried out nine murders. He's reportedly admitted killing a
total of 11 people over 15 years up until 2002. His youngest victim only 8 years old.
Now according to the China Daily, police say that the man raped the women and the girls and then killed them by cutting their throats.
Now to Brazil where President Dilma Rousseff is about to testify in her impeachment trial.
Now she will appear before lawmakers to confront allegations that she manipulated the government budget back in 2014.
Our Shasta Darlington joins us now from Brazil's capital Brasilia. And, Shasta, tell us what should we expect to hear from Dilma Rousseff? You
know, what kind of arguments will she put forward to defend herself in her testimony today?
SHASTA DARLINGTON, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, Kristie, this is a dramatic finale to what's been a long, drawn out impeachment process.
Now, Rousseff has said all along that she didn't do anything illegal. And in fact, as she points to the fact that many of the lawmakers really
spearheading this impeachment drive, they are being investigated for corruption or other crimes.
Now she's arrived here in the senate. She passed through a group of supporters on her way in waving red flags. She's due to face her accusers
in person for the first time since this began. Rousseff was actually suspended back in May, replaced by her vice president, Michel Temer, one of
the people she accuses of trying to orchestrate her ouster. And she says that she did not manipulate the budget in an illegal way, and, in fact,
there are much bigger accusations flying.
She was re-elected in 2014 by this narrow margin, but her popularity plummeted as the country dove into a deep recession, and a massive
corruption investigation engulfed several politicians in her own party and allied parties. And it's many of those politicians that she now blames for
trying to get her out of office unfairly.
She says she was the democratically elected leader. This is not a popularity contest. And that she shouldn't be thrown out just because the
economy has gone into a tailspin.
These are the kinds of things we expect to hear from her. She's even gone further in the
past calling this an institutional coup d'etat. We don't know if she's going to take it that far this time. She's been toning down a bit of her
But the fact is for most people this is considered basically already a done deal. Two-thirds of the 81 senators sitting here have to vote in favor for
the impeachment for this pass. It really looks very unlikely that she'll be able to overturn that at this point. Voting is expected to start as
early as tomorrow, where we will have -- we'll know sometime this week whether or not Brazil's first female president has been impeached, in which
case her vice president will take over on a permanent basis until the term ends in 2018, Kristie.
LU STOUT: And we will very soon find out her fate, as you put it. The testimony taking place today at the climax of this long, drawn out
impeachment drama that has gripped Brazil. What has been the reaction, then, on the streets of the country? Are there going to be more pro-and
anti-impeachment protests expected in Brasilia?
DARLINGTON: I wouldn't doubt it, Kristie. There are already a group of supporters standing outside of the senate building. But really, the
political climate has calmed down over the last couple of months because she was suspended in May, that's when tensions were really running high. But in between we've had the Olympics, that was a
huge distraction, especially Rio de Daneiro, but across Brazil. And the Vice President Michel Temer has taken over on an interim basis.
He's really already started running the government. So this will basically make his interim presidency, the real de facto presidency, not a big
change. I think it has already been factored in by so many people.
There are those who definitely think this is an institutional coup d'etat, but they've had their time on the streets. The general feeling is there
will be a bit of back and forth, a bit of protests, but the path is already been carved out and Brazil is heading where we're trying to get out of this
deep recession, Kristie.
[08:20:35] LU STOUT: All right, Shasta Darlington reporting live for us from Brasilia. Thank you, Shasta.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is making a concerted effort to attract more black voters with his campaign now schedules events
directed at African-Americans. Now, Trump also says he will make a major immigration policy speech this week. Our reporter Sara Murray, she
has the very latest.
TRUMP: We are going to get rid of the criminals, and it's going to happen within one hour after I take office. Believe me.
SARA MURRAY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Donald Trump announcing he'll deliver a highly anticipated immigration speech Wednesday in Arizona after all.
CONWAY: If you want to be here legally, you have to apply to be here legally.
MURRAY: The Trump campaign insisting the proposal, it won't amount to amnesty or include a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
CONWAY: We all learned in kindergarten to stand in line and wait our turn.
MURRAY: But as questions mount about whether Trump is softening his hard line position from the primaries.
TRUMP: At least 11 million people in this country that came in illegally, they will go out.
MURRAY: Even his allies appear unclear on his stands.
JAKE TAPPER, CNN ANCHOR: What about the millions in this country right now?
GOV. MIKE PENCE, (R-IN) VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Well.
TAPPER: What happens to them?
PENCE: I think Donald Trump will articulate what we do with the people who are here but I promise you ...
TAPPER: But he ready has articulated.
MURRAY: The GOP chairman even saying, "Deporting all 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. is complicated.
REINHOLD RICHARD, REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE: He's reflecting on it, and his position is going to be known.
MURRAY: This is Trump plans on Labor Day weekend trip to a predominantly black church in Detroit, part of his ongoing effort to woo minority voters.
TRUMP: African-Americans, Hispanics vote for Donald Trump. What do you have to lose? It can't get any worse. What do you have to lose?
MURRAY: The republican nominee sparking controversy over the weekend for politicizing the death of Chicago bulls star Dwyane Wade's cousin,
tweeting,"Just what I have been saying. African-Americans will vote Trump." An hour later, Trump offered his condolences. This tweet just the latest
example of Trump facing criticism for touting his political positions in the wake of tragedies.
TRUMP: It's horrible. And it's only getting worse. I say vote for Donald Trump, I will fix it.
MURRAY: And Trump continue to blame the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton for minority hardship and racial tension.
TRUMP: They've run the inner cities for years and look what you have. They're like war zones.
How quickly people have forgotten that Hillary Clinton called black youth super predators. Remember that? Super predators. Both Trump and Clinton's
campaigns using their opponent's own words against each other.
TRUMP: What the hell do you have to lose?
LU STOUT: And that was CNN's Sara Murray reporting there. Now, in just a few days, world
leaders will be arriving in the historic city of Hangzhou, China for the G20. Hangzhou is supposed to
represent the best side of China's new economic model and as Andrew Stevens reports, the Chinese government is taking extreme steps to make sure that
is what the world focuses on.
ANDREW STEVENS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Hangzhou, one of the seven ancient capitals of China. It's historic west lake, a source of inspiration for
poets and painters for centuries now the center piece of the G-20 Summit hosted for the first time by China.
World leaders perhaps looking for their own inspiration in an uncertain economic landscape will be cocooned here on the shores of the lake. But
Beijing also wants to show Hangzhou as the face of the new China, a China that's home to giant online companies like Alibaba founded here in the city
17 years ago by Jack Ma.
The success of Ali has led to an explosion of online service companies which is providing a powerful new economic growth model. Young
entrepreneurial Chinese across the country have been attracted to this fast-growing city to join companies like Ali and other online operators
that cluster here and fuel China's vision of services-led economic growth. This city of nine million is booming. GDP growth is more than 10 percent in
the first half of the year; the national average, less than 7 percent.
But showcasing Hangzhou has a flip side. A city in virtual lockdown and being emptied out. Factories have fallen silent, an attempt at clearing the
air. Construction projects around the city are now at a standstill and shops are closing. Security is tight and getting tighter.
Our CNN crew was frequently questioned by police and security, stopped from filming, and constantly asked for credentials. But the real target of
security it seems is migrant labor. This migrant neighborhood is now virtually deserted. Many left as the factories closed ahead of the G-20,
but those who remain say they're being pushed to leave as well.
This man tells me he and about 30 other families had their cooking gas confiscated after being told it was unsafe. The two rooms he shares with
his wife and two children is now just one room. Police declared their second room an illegal structure.
"I don't know why it's illegal," he tells me. "It has something to do with the roof. But we've been here for ten years, and nothing like this has ever
For those who stay, getting supplies is also becoming difficult. The city's central wholesale market usually a teeming mess of shops catering mainly to
the migrant population is now virtually emptied. For the residents who want to stay in their city, a visit to the West Lake now involves long delays
and heavy security screening -- police taking no chances ahead of the summit. A summit that China hopes will reveal its old world charm and new
world economic prospects to its most important guests.
Andrew Stevens, Hangzhou, China.
[08:26:57] LU STOUT: You're watching News Stream. And still to come, people are securing their homes as Typhoon Lionrock closes in on Japan.
Also ahead, despite a ruling in French court, some mayors remembers still banning Burkinis. What the French government plans to do about it.
[08:31:23] LU STOUT: Now some French mayors are refusing to lift bans on burkinis. Now, France's highest administrative court ruled last week that
mayors don't have the right to ban the full-length swimsuits.
Now, Jim Bittermann joins me now for more on the story. He joins us live from Paris. And Jim, why are these mayors ignoring this high court ruling
and refusing to lift the ban?
JIM BITTERMANN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, I think they're listening to their local populations, basically. They're responding to
their voters. What we see in the opinion polls that have been published throughout France is that the vast majority of the French, 64 percent,
would like to see a ban on these so-called burkinis, this beachwear that women have been wearing. They're not all burkinis, in fact, some are just
veils that are being worn.
And, in fact, the police have warned people to take the veils off. We saw the dramatic video of four policemen surrounding a woman on the beach and
telling her to take her veil off.
It's, I think, the thinking is, among the mayors, is that by wearing a veil or wearing a burkini, that it's going to somehow disturb public order, that
a woman who wears one onto a beach is committing an act of provocation and expressing a kind of Islam that the mayors would probably not like to hear
and it's supposedly connected to the attacks which took place, including the deadly -- a very deadly -- July 14th attack where 86 people were mowed
down in the city of Nice.
So that kind of thing has played in the psychosis of folks who are on the beaches of southern France. And so the mayors worry that if a woman goes
on the beach expressing outwardly this Islamic -- Islamist garb that, in fact, she may be attacked by others.
So it's a disturbance of public order is what they are using as a reasoning behind these decrees -- Kristie.
LU STOUT: And how is this affecting the wider political debate as mayors resist the ruling? Is this turning into a much, much bigger political
issue, especially in regards to the upcoming presidential race?
BITTERMANN: No question about it. In fact, almost all the contenders now are being forced to express themselves one way or another on this issue.
President Sarkozy -- ex-president Sarkozy, who is running again for the presidency, has said that he thinks there should be a blanket ban, maybe
even a constitutional change, if it's necessary, in order to forbid this kind of beachwear from going onto the beaches.
Of the mayors that are still persisting, and opposing the ban, opposing the strikedown of the ban that the constitutional court talked about on Friday,
in fact, there are at least four of them now that are apparently are going to be in court themselves.
The thing about the Friday ruling was it applied to just one single village, and the thought was with all the other villages that had enacted
these bans would comply once they saw the ruling of the high court. However, the ones that are now digging in their heels are, in fact, going
to be taken into court themselves at least in four instances -- Kristie.
LU STOUT: Yeah, the controversy is far from over. Jim Bittermann reporting for us live from Paris. Thank you, Jim.
Now, Japan is bracing for yet another battering as Typhoon Lionrock closes in on the east
coast. Now, preparations are under way to deal with the high winds and heavy rain that the typhoon is likely to bring. It will be the third to
hit Japan in a week. Now, CNN meteorologist Chad Myers is tracking the storm for us. He joins us now live from the CNN world weather center.
And, Chad, when this storm hits Japan, what's going to happen?
[08:35:04] CHAD MYERS, CNN METEOROLOGIST: We will have some rain, maybe 130, 150 millimeters of rain. There will be wind, but it will be
significantly less than it was out in the middle of the ocean.
Winds should be 90 kilometers per hour tops really. And at one point in time the computer models that we rely so much on had a big typhoon rolling
in to Tokyo. That is not going to happen. That was what the forecast looked like on one of the models on Friday. This will go well to the north
But look at what this storm has done. This is the track over the past seven days. Down by Okinawa, back up here -- just doing loops here in the
ocean. Now the good news is, the storm is losing intensity, getting a little bit more dry air entrained in it and getting into colder water,
because the farther you go to the north the colder the water is.
My concern over the next few days is after this goes over the Sendai area south of Sapporo as
an 85 kilometer per hour storm, maybe less in some areas, you could be a little bit more than that, could be 100 on top of some of the mountain
ranges, but what does it do next? It moves over into China and it stops. It isn't going to be moving for I would say 48 hours to 72 hours
And, Kristie, we know what can happen when that happens. We know that the wind dies off, but the rain just never stops and the flooding could be of
So, yes, it's a tropical storm. Yes, it's a tropical system. It is still going to make some damage across the northern islands of Japan, maybe just
south of Sapporo. But there's the rainfall that I'm worried about from Pyongyang all the way even into Korea could see some big time rainfall
events, where we're talking 300 or 400 millimeters of rain in 72 hours -- Kristie.
LU STOUT: All right Chad Myers there with the forecast and the warning there. Thank you, Chad.
Now two United Airlines pilots are expected to appear in a Scottish court today. Now Scottish police say that they were arrested at Glasgow airport
on Saturday for being under the influence of alcohol. An airport spokesperson tells CNN the pilots were at the aircraft when they were
arrested, but would not confirm reports they were already in the cockpit. Now, the
airline says the pilots have been removed from service.
The situation at the Los Angeles International Airport is returning to normal after chaos on Sunday night. Passengers panicked amid reports that
shots were being fired. Police now say those reports were unsubstantiated.
Passengers are being checked again before they can re-enter the building and nearly 30 flights were diverted and hundreds delayed.
You're watching News Stream and still to come in the program, legendary Mexican singer Juan
Gabriel has passed away. We'll have more on his life, and the impact he had on Latin music after this.
LU STOUT: Welcome back. Now famed and beloved Mexican singer Juan Gabriel died Sunday at 66 years old. Now, he made an extraordinary mark in Latin
music throughout his career. And he's a household name in Mexico and many fans say that they grew up listening to his soulful
Now, Polo Sandoval has more on his life and his incredible music.
POLO SANDOVAL, CNN CORRESPONDENT: A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Coroner confirms that Juan Gabriel died of natural causes in Santa
Monica, California. We do understand that this is now sending tremendous shockwaves around the world and particularly in Juan Gabriel's native
Mexico where President Enrique Pena Nieto took to Twitter with his condolences saying, quote, "we lament the death of Juan Gabriel, one of the
biggest musical icons of the country. My condolences to his family and friends." The president adding that "he was a voice and a talent that
represented Mexico. His music is a legacy to the world. He left us too soon. May he rest in peace."
Gabriel, whose legal name was Alberto Aguilar Valdez, was 66 at the time of his death. He sold more than 100 million albums during his career. Now,
the international music community, not just remembering Juan Gabriel the performer, but also the songwriter. He wrote lyrics and composed lyrics
for the likes of Luis Miguel, another major musical icon in Mexico, and also most recently Juan
Gabriel also covered CCR's "Have You Ever Seen the Rain," an indication that he leaves a tremendous musical footprint around the world. For those
living south of the border, including myself, his lyrics really serving as a soundtrack for much of their lives. And now Mexico prepares to say good-
bye to somebody who was a tremendous influence for the last several decades,
Reporting in Atlanta, Polo Sandoval, CNN.
[08:41:27] LU STUOT: An incredible talent.
Now the founder of Mega Upload Kim Dotcom wants his extradition hearing livestreamed on YouTube. His lawyers say that would ensure a fair hearing
in a case with so much international interest.
Now the judge hearing the case in New Zealand has not made a decision on that just yet.
Now, Dotcom could be sent to the U.S. to face copyright infringement and money laundering charges. This case drew international attention after the
FBI shut down Megaupload's servers and arrested Dotcom in a raid back in 2012.
Now, six scientists have returned to civilization after spending an entire year inside a Mars simulation habitat on a Hawaiian volcano. Now
volunteers from France, Germany and the U.S. lived in an isolated dome, only venturing out for simulated space walks dressed in mock spacesuits.
Now, the research is meant to help future missions to Mars, actual ones, to examine the human challenges a crew might face spending a long time
together inside such a claustrophobic space.
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CHRISTIANE HEINICKE, GERMAN HI-SEAS CREW MEMBER: Showing that it works you can actually get water from the ground that is seemingly dry. It would
work on Mars and the implication is that you would be able to get water on Mars from this little greenhouse construct.
YPRIAN VERSEAUX, FRENCH HI-SEAS CREW MEMBER: I give you my personal impression, which is that a mission too Mars in the close future is
realistic. I think that technology cycle and psychology cycles can be overcome.
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LU STOUT: Now the mission was the fourth and longest in the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation Project otherwise known as HI-SEAS.
And that is News Stream. I'm Kristie Lu Stout.