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-- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com america's top diplomat heads to egypt hoping to build a coalition against isis, we take a closer look at whether u.s. president barack obama's plan is gaining any traction. waiting for his sentence, the verdict is out but will oscar pistorius serve time and if so exactly how much? we take a look at it. plus, fashion goes high tech, whether you think it is geeky or a trend, it is definitely catching on. we welcome our viewers around the world here to our coverage on cnn, i'm george howell. we begin with secretary of state john kerry working to build an
international coalition against isis, just friday, kerry was in ankara where he urged turkey to do more in the fight against the islamist militants, turkey took part in the meeting thursday but so far did not sign a commitment. so far, kerry mustered a coalition with the gulf, saudi arabia, amman, qatar, and the united arab emirates. more on his mission to the middle east. >> reporter: secretary kerry came to turkey seeking support from a pivotal partner against isis. >> within the coalition there are many ways in which turkey can help with this effort. and we'll continue our conversation with our military experts and others spending time to define the specific role that turkey will play.
>> reporter: bordering iraq and syria, turkey would be an ideal place to base u.s. strikes. but with isis holding 49 turkey government employees hostage, turkey talked only about threats in the region. on thursday, kerry ranked missions, saying they want a global coalition to go after isis. after the talks, the country agreed to do their share in the comprehensive fight against the militants. but few made specific commitments. neighboring jordan already hosted a program to train the syrian rebels but has been quiet about staging operations there. u.s. officials said saudi arabia which hosted talks has volunteered to train syrian opposition on its soil, but when asked, the foreign minister was
vague. >> with the position towards terrorists, there are small ways to provide in this regard. >> reporter: the u.s. wants aid to cut financing to isis, which secretary kerry said was the focus. >> you call saudi arabia a great partner in this coalition and praise the work of the kingdom. yet saudi support for radical islam is widely seen as part of the problem. >> have they supported a certain ideological point of view? certainly, but that is different than being involved. >> it is unclear what role if any iran could play in the
global coalition, there are talks that iran could attend a meeting in france of coalition countries. secretary kerry said that iran support and terrorist groups in the region, iran does not belong at that meeting. but the u.s. is also balancing the nuclear deal with iran and trying not to antagonize. >> speaking of talks, francois hollande met with the kurdish president. he met with iraq's new prime minister in baghdad, prime minister al abadi said they will strike isis targets in iraq. there are 31,000 fighters in isis. the defense minister has
captured one of the for the benefit >> reporter: a rare video, showing the troops in action, capturing a man who they say is an isis fighter, near the iraqi ground operations. this is an isis fighter who has come here in search of heaven, the local tribesman says, mocking the jihad i ideology. we are not like you, we are the real muslims, the militant said he is from saudi arabia. his capture, according to the ministry of defense was part of an intelligence-led operation earlier this week, tracking a convoy of more than secoi 150 i fighters, bodies in the desert, and the fighter from the area in
iraqi custody. on thursday, they broadcast their confessions obtained by the iraqi military. cnn cannot verify the conditions under which the confessions were obtained. he explained how he ended up in iraq, he is just 18, a first-year religious studies college student like many of isis' recruits he said he was influenced by isis. he described the handlers who took him away in syria took away his passport and phone. he met 200 fresh fighters. >> there are many, from norway, canada, somalia, libya, tunisia, lebanon, and other european
countries such as germany and france. >> reporter: none use their real names like him, all young, he sa says. >> from america, one named abu ibrahim. >> after 22 days at the religious camp he said he had to swear allegiance to the leader. next, isis' main stronghold in syria. after a short time fighting in aleppo, orders came to go to the border in iraq. they needed reinforcement. less than two months since his journey began this is where his short lived jihad ended. he just wants to go back home, but fighters like him coming back home is something many nations now fear the most. cnn, baghdad. authority in pakistan say
they have arrested ten taliban suspects in the 2012 attempt to kill education activist malala yousufzai. officials say the suspects had been following orders, rather, from the leader of pakistan's taliban. malala yousufzai, who is now 17, was critically injured by gunmen who boarded her school bus back in 2012. she recovered after treatment in england and that is where she presently lives. >> still to come on cnn, another wait for oscar pistorius. what culpable homicide means for the olympian. and a figure in politics dies, who was he and why was he such a divisive character? fiber one streusel. available at walmart.
welcome back, oscar pistorius is out on bail and now waiting for sentence. he left the pretoria courtroom on friday after being convicted of culpable homicide in the death of his girlfriend, reeva steencamp in 2013. he explains he thought he was shooting an intruder from the bathroom door. robyn curnow has more. >> reporter: finally, a verdict,
months after oscar pistorius was accused of murdering his girlfriend. >> he is discharged, instead, he is found guilty of culpable homicide. >> reporter: the judge said that he was not acting reasonably when he shot four times in the bathroom cubicle, when he said he was wonder and thought it was an intruder. reeva steencamp, her parents, stoic, as the judge delivered the verdict. behind them, family and friends in tears. >> we believed when they put the charges to the accused that there was sufficient evidence to convict on those charges. >> reporter: but relief for the pistorius camp. >> it was a big burden on our shoulders. >> it won't bring her back, but our hearts still go out for her
family and friends. >> no sentence for pistorius yet, the judge ruled he was free to leave besides the objections doct from the state. >> i have used my discretion, i grant the application to extend the bail. >> reporter: outside, cheers from a crowd, no longer just for olympic athlete, but for a convicted killer. after court was adjourned, the judge set the date for sentencing. it will be a month from now, there is no maximum or minimum sentence for manslaughter, that is totally up to the judge. >> given that verdict, the family and friends are in disbelief that pistorius was not found guilty of murder. just hours after the verdict they rejected the athlete's version of events. >> were there mistakes made -- >> it didn't add up. >> it didn't matter how much.
i think it was disbelief. >> we had messages from all over the world wanting to know what happened. she died a horrible death, a horrible painful terrible death. and she suffered, you know? and -- he shot through the door, and i can't believe that they believe that it was an accident. >> sentencing in this case takes place after further legal argument. that is set for october 13th. britain's prime minister has paid a tribute to a man he calls one of the most forceful characters in british politics for nearly half a century. that is ian paisley, northern ireland's former first minister who died at the age of 88. but during his career, paisley was as controversial as he was celebrated. nic robertson explained.
>> reporter: on the stage of irish politics, ian paisley was a giant, both loved and loathed with equal passion. in every sense, a big man. his booming, pro-british anti-irish message helped polarize northern ireland for decades. >> and we say today we are part. and neither dublin nor the ira will sever. >> reporter: to the base, he was a rising tied of catholic nationalism. they wanted a united island, the northern ireland's protestants
did not. they were ready for a settlement, ian paisley stood in the way. >> any government which demands that we should negotiate our future with the ira terrorists who appears to surrender their arsenal of murder weapons, injured our honored dead, are believed. >> reporter: but the tide of history was against him. in 1997, paisley's party, the democratic unionists were out voted by the more moderate politicians. he was vindicated in the 2005 general election when his party won several seats that had been held by moderate unionists. mr. no surrender as he was known, was now in the driving seat just shy of his 80th birthday. and the unthinkable happened. ian paisley, after a career built on intransigence, agreed
to share power with the political wing of the ira. >> if you had told me sometime ago that i would be standing here to take this office i would have been totally unbelieving. >> reporter: he became first minister in the new government and seemed a different man, at ease with those he had so long sworn to thwart. but in 2008, amid rumors of ill health he retired from politics never fully explaining his monumental political about face. >> that was yesterday. this is today. and tomorrow will be better. >> reporter: a tomorrow he had for much of his political life, never imagined. there is gro
among disease experts about the rate at which ebola, the virus is spreading and possible mutating. some experts in the united states suggest it could become an airborne virus, although they say the chances of that happening are relatively small. ebola is currently spread through direct contact with bodily fluids such as blood or vomit. the world health organization says at least 2400 people so far have died in the current ebola
outbreak. and the number is on the rise growing faster than the ability of medical personnel to handle it. isha sesay has more on the story. >> reporter: the worst ebola outbreak in history shows no signs of slowing. >> we have received reports on 4,784 cases. and more than 2,400 deaths. >> reporter: with ebola cases and deaths increasing exponentially, the world health organization says the hardest hit, west african countries, guinea, liberia and sierra leone are overwhelmed by new patients. >> today there is not one single bed available for an ebola patient in the entire country of liberia. >> reporter: speaking to reporters in geneva, the head of the world health organization made more pleas for international help. a plea that is not going
unheard. just this week, the bill and melinda foundation said they will donate millions to fight the ebola outbreak. but the doctors say while the money and materials are important they can't stop the spread of the virus. >> the thing we need most of all is people, health care workers. >> reporter: to that end, cuba's health care worker announced they will 165 health care worker s to africa. the largest amount of foreign workers committed so far. the world health organization says they hope other countries will follow, saying they need at least 5 or 600 doctors to deal with the growing ebola patients, isha sesay, cnn, atlanta. and more than a week of heavy rain and flooding taking a toll in southeast asia, hundreds are dead and hundreds in southeast pakistan and india have been displaced by massive flooding. pakistan's military has been
moving across the punjab region, dropping off food and supplies to try to help the stranded. new flood warnings and evacuations are under way, meteorologist ivan cabrera is tracking it. >> yes, this is a river situation, we have the floods and cracks going down stream from the tributaries and going north. heading next week it is a slow-moving process, but people here have more time to be evacuated as opposed to the ones in the north, of course where we got the 13 inches of rain that precipitated this mess. and here are the warnings continuing through saturday and then we get to monday and wednesday as we follow the crest. let's look at additional pictures coming in. now we're talking about people evacuated from the north. some of those people are actually trying to get back home as the waters begin to recede
and finding a lot of damage with it. then what you see here of course are folks down stream from the crest that are going to be seen flooding, with the -- the problem is you're not going to be able to get everyone out of the way. and then the people that live along the river, some people just don't want to move so they're doing the best they can to protect their property there and life. it will be touch and go here really over the next few days because we're talking about river levels that will just be dramatically high. and i think some people will be overwhelmed by what they will see here in the next couple of days. so again, not raining. this is what already happened. the volume of water we put into the tributaries that we are having to deal with now. we'll continue to monitor this story that will be a while before it gets back to normal. this area, i'm very concerned about flooding. we'll talking about the tropical storm here impacting the philippines.
look at the bands of rain hitting the philippines right now. manila is seeing very heavy rainfall. that is the issue here. we're seeing heavy rain continuing over the next 48 hours. take a look at the forecast from the warning center. it could become a typhoon before landfall which would be sunday evening, with the worst of the winds here, 140 kilometer winds, later we'll track it into the south china sea. take a look at the latest computer model here, one of the in-house models depicting in luzon, 41 inches of rain here in this area. that would be devastating if this comes close to even verifying. we had had 700 to a thousand. althou
that would be a disaster for them here. someone here is going to get pretty hard with the flooding and rainfall, and the flooding will commence, likely starting there. george? >> hopefully people will heed the warning and try to get to safety. ivan, thank you so much. and a big switch for the toronto mayor rob ford who says he will not seek another term. instead he is dropping out of the race, he was hospitalized this week after a ct scan showed a tumor. he drew a lot of attention involving behavior with drugs and alcohol. the u.s. works more on the subject of isis, trying to take out the group plus its fighters. plus, scotland's independence vote only six days away and the outcome is a cliffhanger.
welcome back to our viewers in the united states and around the world, and our continuing coverage, i'm george howell. here are the headlines, u.s. secretary of state john kerry is expected to arrive in egypt as he works to build an international coalition against isis, meanwhile, they will strike targets inside of iraq. and they are said to be connected to pakistan's taliban, the taliban opposed malala yousufzai's activism on behalf of girl's education, you will remember.
the near-fatal deal thrust malala yousufzai on the world stage. and south african track star oscar pistorius is freed on bail after being found guilty in the death of reeva steencamp. the judge ruled he unlawfully killed his girlfriend, but that it was not intentional. the sentencing phase will begin on october 13th. the u.s. secretary of state john kerry is trying to build a coalition against isis. in ankara, kerry urged turkey to do more in the fight against the islamist militants, but the turkish prime minister said the action is not enough to achieve political stability. the coalition could face bigger challenges than they earlier thought. as jim sciutto reports, foreign
fighters are swelling the ranks. >> reporter: the enormous growth of isis is, say cia officials, the product of its enormous success. as isis has swept across syria and iraq it established an islamist state, it attracted defectors from other militant groups. it has recruited sometimes forcibly new local fighters and attracted new foreign fighters. the intelligence suggested they can average between 35,000 and 500,000 fighters, up from an earlier estimate of just 10,000 fighters, including westerners, among them americans, now president obama has vowed and destroy isis the new estimate signals a difficult fight ahead. >> presumably, it is a longer fight if you have that many fighters to degrade and destroy.
>> we're not just about destroying them, the individuals, the 20 to 30,000, it is about destroying their capabilities to attack targets, particularly western targets. it is about destroying their ideology, believe me, everybody at the pentagon knows what we're up against and are taking it seriously. >> they contend that syria is a powerful magnet for fighters from around the world. more than 15,000 fighters from 80 countries, at least 2,000 of those who are westerners flocking to syria. some joining al baghdadi, the u.s. has not been a target yet, but with the new expanded mission that will change. >> when you are going after a network like this one thing you want to go after is their ability to command and control and lead forces. >> reporter: intelligence officials emphasize while isis is a formidable force in numbers
and fighting ability it is still far out numbered by the hundreds of thousands of iraqi, kurdish, and soon they hope, syrian forces aligned against them. now, training the rebels to fight isis will take time. the pentagon estimates and they're still looking for a place to train them, but with secretary kerry in the region the officials have yet to make any public commitments. jim sciutto, cnn. general stanley mcchrystal coordinated the event where the commander was caught. so cnn asked how he would fight isis. here is his answer in this exclusive interview. >> well, i think the first thing is, if you think about counterterrorist strike operations targeting which is what my organization focused primarily on.
it is a tool, it is part of what you do but you doesn't solve the problem. we did that for years in iraq, very effectively but we really didn't get full effect until late 2006 and 2007 when a change in the wider strategy in iraq changed the counterinsurgency, when the awakening started and the president approved the surge. a number of things happened which allowed a holistic approach. and i draw strongly from it now, if you start to look for the simple, very surgical solution it is an illusion. it is deceptive because it looks like you're solving the problem, when in reality it is not that
simple. it is part of a solution, but only part. >> the president says he will arm the syrian rebels as part of his fight against isis, this has been debated hotly because the united states was not sure which rebels they wanted to support and they didn't. some of the rebels they might have supported a year ago might have been isis, which is fighting bashar al-assad. is it a smart move for the united states? >> i think it is a necessary move. if you don't arm the rebels then you leave them in the position against the extreme groups like isis and al nusra. it is always hard if you set this incredibly high standard that says they almost would be college graduates, completely vetted. you can put in any number, the reality is that is not what opposition groups are typically made of. we need to be practical and give them as much help as we can. >> even if those weapons end up
in the arms of a group that wants to use them against the united states. that is a risk we would take but that is a risk we must take? >> i think it is, i think clearly some of those will. but you must take that risk. look at the alternative of not doing that. you leave a vacuum and you leave them in a position where they won't be major players. all right, the latest polls on scottish referendum show independence is sitting on a knife's edge, among voters who say they have decided, 51% of those surveyed in a new guardian poll said they will vote no on september 19th. but 49% of them said they will say yes, 52% said they will vote no while 48% of them said they will submit a yes ballot. with the margin of errors in both polls that means the race
is at a statistical dead heat. the referendum on scottish independence has been at the center of first minister alex salmon's entire political career. and now cnn's max foster reports it all comes down to next week's vote and salmon is pulling out all the stops. >> reporter: the baby photo op, an obligation for the politicit campaigning. the thing about the campaign is it feels like a discussion about policies, free child care, also about personality. and the personalities don't get any bigger than alex salmon. he has built his whole career on bringing a referendum on independence in scotland. he is asking them now to trust him that independence will be okay. >> i like how it sounds. i think he seems friendly. certainly he was very good with my two boys. and the fact that he has been the one to lead us to the
referendum and give the people a choice i think is good. >> i think what he has done for scotland is fantastic, he led us forward and has been competing for many years. and yes, i think he is fighting for a good cause. and you know -- >> why do you want scottish independence? >> well, the fundamental argument that scotland wanting independence, scotland is a universal nation, they're going to make the best decisions, nobody is going to care more about scotland than the people who live and work here. it is the essential argument for nationalization, how lucky we are to have a consenting peaceful democratic process in which to achieve the independence for our country. >> but they're also voting for you, aren't they? i know you say it is not about you, but you are asking people to trust you to go into any negotiations if and when they happen in london.
so it is about you. you're a crucial part of this. >> well, i don't think it is about any individual in any party, i think it is about freedom for the country. we're confident that people see it in the light. that is about believing in our ourselves, and it is that belief in our ourselves that is pushing the campaign forward. and that is fundamentally more important than any political individual or party. it is a belief that this country who has given so much to the world, if we invented the modern world, i think it is more than capable of running its own. >> in theory this is not about alex salmond, but it is in part. sc scots will only vote yes if they believe he can see it through. one of the worst weeks ever for the national football league in america is getting even worse. another one of its biggest stars
peterson who turned himself in to the police in the state of texas. he was indicted there on a felony charge of injury to a child. peterson's bond has been set at $15,000. authorities outside houston wouldn't say friday what led to the charge, but the 29-year-old's attorney did talk about the charge, saying that peterson used a tree branch to discipline his child. the incident caused an unintentional injury to the child, according to the athlete's attorney, peterson's attorney says he is deeply upset about the incident. the team has pulled peterson out of its lineup for sunday's game. meanwhile, in the continuing controversy over ray rice, espn reports the player's association received official confirmation friday of the runningback's suspension by the league.
notification came by way of a letter signed by nfl commissioner roger goodell. rice was suspended indefinitely on monday on the same day his team, the baltimore ravens, released him, coming seconds after a more disturbing video showing rice knocking out his unconscious fiancee in an elevator. the rice incident has brought out public anger against the nfl, the most popular professional sports league in the united states. many feel rice's initial punishment of a two-game suspension was virtually a slap on the wrist. so how are domestic violence case s handled in other leagues and sports? kyung lah has more. >> reporter: outrage over the talk waves. >> well, who the hell is going to play on goal tonight? he is our number one guy, he has to play. >> reporter: domestic violence does not just happen in the nfl.
the sports watchers point out pro football handles domestic violence the best. >> the truth about the other sports is that the nba, major league baseball has not taken it more seriously. >> reporter: they took a look at the sports and penalties have lagged behind the nfl's now six-game suspension, the handling of ray rice because of this video is the exception. in some cases professional players of other leagues are back the same week. the phillies player, arguing with his wife on june 23rd, 2006, witnesses called, saying he struck his wife. hours later his team supported him. meyers pitched less than 48 hours later. his wife did not testify and the charges were dropped. >> i want you to get individual counseling. >> reporter: another mlb player and eventually manager bobby cox
faced a judge for a number of arrests for abusing his wife who showed up in court for holding his hand. he was inducted into the hall of fame this year. a 911 call from the wife of then phoenix suns basketball player, jason kidd. he publicly apologized for hitting his wife. kidd pled guilty to a misdemeanor, reportedly paid a $200 fine to the court. and went back to the basketball court. he is now a coach for the milwaukee bucks. former memphis player james johnson was arrested on a charge of domestic violence. charges were dismissed and he signed a new contract with the toronto raptors. former l.a. lakers matt barnes was arrested for domestic abuse, but after his fiancee called it a misunderstanding he moved on to play with the clippers. then there is the nhl, he was arrested and charged for assaulting his girlfriend.
he was on the ice the very next game. the prosecutor eventually dropped the charges saying he could not win a conviction. individual teams like baseball's seattle mariners have been proactive with players, educating them and drawing a harder line within the league. but they are the exception. >> there is no question this is a signal not just for the nfl, but for all professional sports to take domestic violence more seriously. >> reporter: kyung lah, cnn, los angeles. hopefully they will get the message and take it seriously. the news continues on cnn, we go from geek to chic, tech wearables are setting a surge into a $20 billion industry. before the end of this decade alone we'll show you why and we take you to new york fashion week next. thought, "wow, how is there no way to tell the good from the bad?" so we gave people the power of the review. and now angie's list is revolutionizing local service again. you can easily buy and schedule services from top-rated providers.
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and they converged. thankfully we have the shield that protects us to keep it from coming and crashing with the earth. what happens is, they collide with the atmosphere with the molecules and atoms. with the collision we had the beautiful lights that can occur, but with that solar wind out ahead of our protected earth we have satellites and we have electronic equipment that can be impacted by these events. and so when you get anywhere above a three, you start to worry. of course, a g-5 would be the worst one here just like we categorize hurricanes. but this one is classified as a g-3, what does it mean? we can get minor disruptions to our power systems impacted with the gps here but none to the effect that we would have a significant economic outcome as a result here. so i think we'll be in pretty
good shape. so we get the storm. we don't get the negative benefits and we get this, the viewing conditions that have been spectacular. the pictures of the aurora coming down all the way down to mt. washington observatory which is in northern new hampshire getting pictures out of there. so this is the area you want to be in, they really go far south as far as latitude. we're getting wonderful pictures, there is also activity here, we'll share pictures with you. this will happen again tonight so if you have a clear view of the sky, especially between 10 p.m. around 10:00 to 2:00 a.m. most of us are up on the weekend like that. and you will be able to see a spectacular view of the poles. so how about that? we're took a break and talked about nice weather-related
relief. we'll get back to the other side of the coin in the next hour. >> ivan, have you ever seen the northern lights? >> i have never actually seen them. >> but definitely, plan a trip. before we go, we want to show you what is trending in fashion, statements that speak out to you. allison cossick has more on high tech meeting high fashion. >> reporter: fashion week is no longer just about the fashion. >> can you make the bag say hello to me? >> reporter: the idea, take wearable technology from geek to chic. >> we have an app on the phone that is currently connected with this. and you can choose any pattern you want. >> this is the notification bracelet, you can set it with certain contacts. it will vibrate a little bit. you will know if it is your mom
or baby-sitter. >> this is the usb connection fee. >> we design it to be an accessory, so in other words, your e-mails and social feeds. >> a few miles from the runway other designers are showing off what they have got. bags's bracelets, even connected rings. >> you should customize which notifications you want to come through. if you want your facebook or uber, you can turn those off. >> so if i only want my boss to contact me when i'm out for a drink in the middle of the work day, i can just do that. 19 million wearable tech pieces well be shown this year, and they will become a $20 billion industry. >> our customers see mostly transitions between fashion and technology. >> we just started dreaming of things that we thought she would need and incorporated her life. jefferson the things we found,
we were always running out of charge. we were like can we incorporate that into a bracelet? >> but some say this market is young. >> i would say it is version 1.0 in terms of the development of design. but it is a massive step forward compare to do what we have had in the past. >> but does it still have a ways to go? >> i believe so. >> why? >> you can still very much see they're a piece of technology. >> another hurdle, will people wear it? >> this is a solar-powered dress that will actually charge your phone. >> i would stand out in it. i would just be ready to go with the right pair of shoes. >> would you wear it? >> no. >> why wouldn't you wear it, to charge your phone? >> because i'll have my charger.
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