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a very good day to you. we begin in taiwan, the aftermath of a 6.4 magazine tut earthquake in the southern part of that country. these live images you see here, it has left at least seven people confirmed dead. more than 150 injured. rescue workers are now combing through the rubble of a 17-story residential building that was tommed by this earthquake. they're looking for at least eight people who may still be trapped inside there. some 12 hours, keep in mind, after this earthquake hit. so far rescue teams have pulled more than 200 survivors from the debris, including a mother and her children. >> translator: the rescuers broke in floor by floor. in the beginning they told us to try climbing out. my kids were too little to do that. they had to cut open a bigger
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hole and one rescuers was able to climb in and get them and then myself. i was definitely determined to get my kids out, definitely. >> thankful she was able to escape. again, this has proven to be a deadly earthquake. let's get the latest with leslie chang, joining us on the line from taipei. what's the situation as you understand it? >> reporter: the earthquake heavily struck southern taiwan this morning, over 12 hours. the search and rescue operations are conditioning and the death toll has risen to seven. disaster center is in tinain. an apartment complex building
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collapsed, which housed 296 people. the deaths include a 10-year-old little girl. the latest information we've acquired is the underground foundation is only one story deep. there are 16 stories on the ground. some experts say that could possibly explain why the surrounding buildings collapsed. the construction company went bankrupt while the building was still under construction. what's more shocking is a lot of cook oil containers, plastic or metal, are seen inside the private construction. however, the investigation is under way. >> we appreciate the understanding the reporting of what's happening.
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let's turn to elise hugh. it is good to have you this hour. you're a couple hours away from the epicenter but you still felt it in the epicenter. >> this was a quick strong enough to not only be felt here capital but also in the southern provinces of china, main land china. this was strong enough to awaken my mother and 6-month-old daughter. i, amazingly, slept through it but was awakened after the baby woke up. significant enough. and this is an island, obviously, that is used to earthquakes since it's in that pacific ring of fire we learn about in science class, the juncture of two tech ttonic plates. this is far more significant than the island has seen in quite a while. >> a significant earthquake. happened, as you point out,
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while people were asleep. you've been following the rescue efforts. what can you tell us about that? >> rescue workers are working frantically at the site of that apartment building that is the scene of most of the damage and destruction that is going on across the world right now. the building essentially collapsed onto itself, like an accordion. you can imagine the rescue efforts are quite dangerous as they try get to people under a lot of rubble. the structure, obviously, not sound as you heard from the previous reporter. there's already an investigation under way as to why the building collapsed like it did. especially when you see the aerial pictures. this particular apartment building is as damaged as it is
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and so there is going to be quite an investigation as to the tragic occurrences there. >> we're talking about 12 hours -- more than 12 hours since this earthquake struck. we're looking at these pictures. um have so many people without water, without power. what will people doing to help people? >> this is a huge event that's affected people not just in the city of tainan, but in the southern part of the island. this is the beginning of the lunar holiday so taiwanese have as many as nine days off. if you can imagine this during christmas travel, that's what's happening in taiwan right now, the equivalent of. you have a lot of stranded
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travelers as well as displaced people because water service and poir is out for at least 100,000 taiwanese homes. government has been setting up shelters. there's at least 15 beds set up in temporary shelters. hotels are offering free rooms for people that are temporary displaced by this event. >> one other question to you. aftershocks, have you felt them? >> i haven't felt aftershocks here. we're three hours north of the epicenter but there have been aftershocks in the southern part of the island. the 6.4 magnitude quake came after a series of smaller quakes. this is something the taiwanese are used to but retress skew workers are worried about the aftershocks. >> elise who just happened to take the weekend in taiwan and found herself in the middle of
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this earthquake in taipei. institute race for the white house, it is getting down to the wire for candidates. just days away now from the new hampshire primary on tuesday. our new cnn/wmur poll conducted by the university of new hampshire survey center finds donald trump with an 11-point lead. marco rubio in a solid second place. ted cruz and john kasich now tied for third and jeb bush in fourth. on the democratic side of things, bernie sanders leads hillary clinton almost two to one. he is at 61%. she is at 31%. the democratic candidates have been relatively civil with each other. that is, until now. they're putting it all on the line in new hampshire, starting to go after each other a bit. cnn's joe johns has the story. >> reporter: the calendar might show four days until the new hampshire primary, but hillary clinton is already looking beyond the fight for the nomination.
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>> i will call senator sanders. the first call i will make, i'm so fortunate as to get this nomination. >> we have a lot of work to do. i look forward to working with him. as a partner in the senate. >> reporter: today bernie sanders is decrying the role of none in politics. >> people are obsessed with easy money. it's getting worse because of citizens united so i think so we need to move to public funding of elections. >> reporter: the fight between these two democrats is growing intense. hillary clinton airing an ad in new hampshire, jabbing sanders for his idealistic proposals. >> the american people can't afford to wait for ideas that sound good on paper but will never make it in the real world. >> reporter: and in their final debated before voters head to the polls tuesday, clinton and sanders engaging in a series of feisty exchanges. >> i think it's time to end the very artful smear you and your
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campaign have been carrying out in recent weeks. and let's talk -- let's talk about the issues. >> reporter: continuing to trade barbs as to which is the true progressive. >> i don't think it was progressive to vote against the brady bill five times. >> we shouldn't just talk the talk but walk the walk. i'm very proud to be the only candidate up here who does not have a super pac, who's not raising new money -- >> caller: calling out clinton for taking money from -- >> if you have something to say, say it directly but you will find i never changed a view or a vote because of any donation i ever received. >> reporter: and assuring voters there will be no surprises in the e-mailing controversy hanging over her campaign. >> before those e-mails it was benghazi, and the republicans
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were stirring up so much controversy about that. i think the american people will know, it's an absurdity. i have absolutely no concerns about it whatsoever. >> reporter: sanders will step off the trail and onto the "saturday night live" stage this weekend where he'll appear alongside host larry david who impersonated the candidate earlier this season. >> i own one pair of underwear, that's it sxlm. >> that was cnn's joe johns reporting there. after a sixth place finish in iowa, jeb bush has turned to his famous family ahead of the new hampshire primary. here's a portion of jeb's newest ad featuring his brother, the former president george w. bush. >> i know jeb. i know his heart and strong backbone. jeb will unite our country. he knows how to bring the world against terror and he knows when
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tough measures must be taken. experience and judgment counts in the oval office. >> we have also seen jeb's mother, former first lady barbara bush, who's already hit the campaign trail with her son in new hampshire. the republican race is getting a little too close for comfort for the front-runner donald trump. the real estate mogul is leading in the polls but his republican rivals are not far behind. sara murray has the latest on the party's final push to the state of new hampshire in the primaries. >> reporter: donald trump is kicking his campaign up a notch. >> i have your vote, right? do i have people's votes in here, right? >> reporter: and willing to let another victory slip from his grasp. >> i'm actually starting to spend good money. the reason is, number wurngs don't to want take a chance. number two, i don't to want blow it. >> reporter: on top of spending on the air waves, today trump doubled his schedule from two events to four. >> got to do it. it's called crunch time, right. >> reporter: but five days until
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new hampshire, trump's campaign schedule is still relatively light. he has just six events planned. trump, loathed to admit mistakes, says he could have built a better ground game. he's made a point of stopping by his campaign offices to rally the troops. >> i'm going to stay here for a little while. one thing he's not doing, downplaying expectations, making it clear he's playing to win in new hampshire. >> i'd like to win. i've been here a lot. i have a great relationship with the people of new hampshire. i love them. >> reporter: a new cnn/wmur poll shows, for now, trump is well positioned. he leads in new hampshire with 29% support from republican primary voters. compared to 18% for marco rubio, who's moved into second. meanwhile, ted cruz at 13% is nearly tied for third with john
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kasich at 12%. trump's position on top has cruz, the iowa victor, sharpening his knives. >> donald trump is very rattled right now. he told the entire world he was going to win iowa, and then he didn't win. >> reporter: and accusing trump of being a sore loser after iowa. >> goo call it a trumpertantrum. >> reporter: and after jimmy carter, he would prefer a president trump than jimmy carter. >> jimmy carter said, this is almost a quote. trump is malleable. he has no core beliefs. >> reporter: but trump is vowing to new hampshire voters. one way or not, he's ending up on pennsylvania avenue. >> who wouldn't want to live in the white house? although i'm building a hotel right next door on pennsylvania avenue. i'll still be on pennsylvania
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avenue one way or the other. >> that was sara murray reporting. saturday is the final republican debate before the new hampshire primary. make sure you join us here for a special post-debate coverage. you can see it at 11:00 p.m. saturday at eastern time or noon sunday in hong kong only here on cnn. still ahead, a deadly accident in new york when a crane comes tumbling down during the morning rush. witnesses describe the scene there next. and in syria, thousands of people fleeing for their life while they say another humanitarian catastrophe could happen at any time. (cell phone rings) where are you? well the squirrels are back in the attic. mom? your dad won't call an exterminator... can i call you back, mom? he says it's personal this time... if you're a mom, you call at the worst time. it's what you do. if you want to save fifteen percent or more
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welcome back to "cnn newsroom." i'm george howell. one person was killed in new york friday sitting in his car when a construction crane collapsed. crews were securing this crane when increasing winds when it came down. three other hurt by falling debris. eyewitnesss said after crews began lowering it, it gained
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speed and flipped over. the cause of this crash is still being investigated. cnn's miguel was at the scene. >> reporter: this crane that clapsd in downtown new york, a very narrow street on worth street, many cars were crushed. luckily, nobody was injured in them. others were injured by falling debris. one young man who saw this crane come down described what he saw. >> i saw the crane coming down. it was a bunch of construction workers coming towards, panicking. when it crashed, it sounds like bombs were going off. i ran to the scene with my phone and the crane was on top of four or five cars. >> reporter: it was in the process of putting air
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conditioners in a building. it had been inspected and okayed by new york city. when the winds hit 20 miles per hour, they started lowering that crane into a safety position when it then collapsed entirely. the crane hitting the ground so hard, some people in the neighborhood say, it felt like an earthquake. it hit the ground so hard, they feared there might be a gas leak. they have had officials on from the gas company here making sure. but there are none. everything is safe. but it will be some days before that crane can be moved. miguel marquez, cnn. for a look at the u.s. economy and new numbers that reflect low unemployment but still slow job growth. the u.s. created only 151,000 jobs in the month of january. that was fewer than expected and far short of the previous month's gains. but there was a big plus. the unemployment rate fell below 5%. it is now at its lowest level
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since the financial crisis of eight years ago. a positive report about wages as well. they rose. the average hourly worker took home 2.5% more than last year. u.s. president barack obama weighed in on these numbers, saying it's a mixed outlook and that economists need to keep an eye on it. listen. >> there is softness in the global economy. china's going through a transition. europe's economy is still slow. a lot of the emerging markets are challenged, so that's all creating headwind for a lot of u.s. companies who do business overseas. it makes it more difficult for us to buy exports. we have to pay attention to this and take smart steps this year to continue progress. >> describing it as a mixed outlook. more details about what's going on with the economy from anthony chan, chief economist at jpmorgan chase and he spoke with us earlier on "quest means
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business". >> over the last four months you've seen over a million people joining the labor force. we are starting to see really strong creation. if you are going to see something disappointing in this report is that wages are still not in the 3% to 4% phase that fed chair yellen wants. but it is picking up. by and large, this is a report that shows pretty good strength. maybe not as much as the market wanted but pretty good. one thing making the market nervous, they wanted a number strong enough to dispel fears of of a recession but not so strong as to suggest the federal reserve will go out there and raise rates as progressively as they projected. >> how psych logically important is it the fact that the unemployment rate is down below the 5% mark? >> i think it's important to see that. the most important part is it's not occurring because the labor participation rate is declining.
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it's increased in the last two consecutive months. the survey used, you have over 6,000 jobs created. when you see the unemployment rate fall below 5% and it's not because people are dropping out of the labor force, they didn't, it is significant and that's why this report tells you there is solid strength out is there. >> the next question is overseas, do you think the fed will be raising rates any time soon, looking at these figures. it is a sign of strength, but on the other hand that wage growth isn't what janet yellen wants to see. it's half of what she wants to see. >> it is significant in the sense it shows a lot of strength. the federal reserve is not only looking at employment. they're looking at a lot of things. they're looking at the global financial markets. bill dudley said they're looking at whether financial conditions are tightening. you look at the global equity markets. look at the u.s. markets selling
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off. look at global markets as they've been selling off. that would tell me that would cause the federal reserve to pause a little bit. i think they're going to raise rates anywhere from one to two times, not the four times they projected earlier. it really tells me the labor market is strong enough for them to do something. when you look at the entire picture, not strong enough for four federal reserve tightenings. you're watching "cnn newsroom." syrians are running for their lives from the city of aleppo. we'll tell you why activists are warning of yet another humanitarian disaster. plus, we take you to a border crossing between syria and turkey. why syrian refugees are in limbo, waiting for a chance at a better future. live from atlanta and broadcasting right around the globe this hour, you are watching cnn, worldwide. i'm caridee. i've had moderate to severe plaque psoriasis most of my life. but that hasn't stopped me from modeling. my doctor told me about stelara®
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a warm welcome back to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. you're watching "cnn newsroom." good to have you with us this morning. i'm george howell. the headlines. live pictures from taiwan. the devastation from a powerful earthquake that's killed at least seven people in tainan in southern taiwan. the 6.4 magnitude quake struck early saturday, toppling structures. hundreds of rescue workers are searching for survivors. they've pulled oerp over 200 people from the rubble so far. in the u.s. presidential race it's all about new hampshire. our latest polls shows trump
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significantly ahead on the republican side, and on the democratic side bernie sanders has a two-to-one lead over hillary clinton in the race. the vatican says pope francis will meet the head of the russian orthodox church next friday in cuba. it is the first meeting between the heads of both churches since the western and eastern branches of christianity split apart nearly 1,000 years ago. thousands of syrians are waiting to cross into turkey. the refugees are fleeing the city of aleppo to save their lives. regime troops are fighting rebel forces to fight syria's economic power house and syrian troops have cut off opposition supply lines. yet another humanitarian catastrophe, that's what activists say is about to happen in aleppo. there are fears the syrian regime could fkttively make it impossible for aid to be delivered. the opposition says the military assault led the u.n. to
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temporarily suspend peace talks. u.s. secretary of state says syria's ally, russia, is slaughtering civilians. >> there is evidence that is clear this russia is using free-fall bombs, gum bombs as they're know. they're not precision bombs. there are civilians, including women and children, being killed in large numbers. as a consequence, hospitals have been hit, civilian quarters have been hit. in some cases, after the bombing has taken place, when the workers have gone in to try to pull out the wounded, the bombers come back and pull out people. this has to stop. nobody has any question about that. >> this has to stop, he says. the latest wave of refugees could intensify the worst humanitarian crisis seen since world war ii.
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cnn's arwa damon has more from the turkish/syrian border. >> reporter: upwards of 300,000 civilians are at risk if assad's forces are able to lay siege to the city of aleppo. these are people who live in the eastern portion of the city. that is not counting the tens of thousands that are already fleeing the aleppo countryside as regime forces advance undercover of russian air strikes. those that have made it to the border in turkey have been forced to wait because the border remains closed. one possible to provide those on the other side but they're still in need of food, water and additional medical supplies. people describing the bombardment by what they say is mostly russian fighter jets as being the most intense they have seen since the fighting broke out in syria some five years ago. one man who we spoke to on this
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side said he was waiting for his relatives to eventually, hopefully come through, describing their village where he said they were facing russian bombardment. an advance by assad's forces and also the ongoing threat of isis. those families who are now fleeing, they are families and people who waited this long because they truly hoped there would be some sort of resolution. some sort of end to the violence. now they themselves find themselves forced to make that impossible decision of leaving everything in their homeland behind. arwa damon, cnn in turkey. millions of syrians have sought refuge in other countries since the war began almost five years ago. the majority have settled, mainly in turk y jordan, lebanon and iraq. more than 4 million syrians are in those four countries with more than six million others displaced inside syria. there are also more than 813,000
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syrians currently seeking asylum in europe for some refugees can, germany did not seem to be the place. cnn national correspondent atika should be either explains. >> reporter: starting at about 9:00 a.m. every morning, a queue forms in front of iraq's embassy. those that have given up on their dream of germany, want to go home. it cost of,000 for this man to get on a small boat and trek throughout balkans. most of the iraqis here want to go back, 90%, he told us. here there is only bread and cheese. we can't live like this. i would tell people, don't come. you'll regret it. rain or shine, there is always a much longer wait at berlin's social services.
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some are here to register their asylum applications. some refugee applications take just a month to clear. but many can take a year or more. a wait so long that some refugees are now suing the german government. now germany has ruled refugees may have to wait two years before their families can join them. mind-numbing bureaucracy, cold, food, and a language here many find hard to understand. for an increasing number of iraqis, heading back to their war-torn homeland is a better option. every week there is a direct flight through erbil and to iraq. some flights, as many as 30% of passengers are refuse geese who to want go home. the mood is good at iraqi airways check-in. many in line are kurdish, showing off their temporary
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passports, hurriedly issued by the iraqi embassy. i'm going home. i didn't tell them. i'm just going to knock on the door and tell them, i'm home. since september iraqi airways has had at least 100 refugees flying home every week. a ticket costs $250, compared to the $9,000 mohammed from kirkuk spent to be smuggled in. honestly, it's a joke, he tells us. we heard it would be wonderful here, but it wasn't. it's very crowded and it gets worse as more people come. the bureaucracy is slow. many applications are not even accepted in the end because too many people are coming in. that's the reason i'm leaving, he said. for some iraqis, it seems their dream is a one-way ticket back home. atika shubert, berlin.
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welcome back to "cnn newsroom." i'm george howell. so, if you are a fan of american football, this is your weekend. it's the super bowl this sunday. there are a lot of things to look forward to. the 50th match-up of conference champions will be played in santa clara, california. part of the hype is focused on veteran denver bronco's quarterback, peyton manning, here on the right. manning could be passing the torch onto panthers' rising star, cam newton. coldplay will be joined by mega star beyonce for the halftime show. we're also learning about another side of the game. a former nfl player who suffered
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from a degenerative brain disease known for its initial cte. it's caused by repeated blows to the head. our dr. sanjay gupta brings us the story of former minnesota vikings linebacker fred mcneil. >> the night before he passed he was watching monday night football with his ucla slippers under his bed. he was proud of the game and what he did. >> reporter: even until the end of his life, former minnesota vikings linebacker fred mcneil loved football. >> he was a monster. he was a monster, indeed, like all over the field. first one to the ball. >> reporter: despite how much of his life football later took from him. >> fred did everything he was -- you know, he played ball, went to law school, prepared for life after football. you know, we had the kids. you know, it was a good life. >> reporter: he played in two super bowls. was no ordinary player. his sons say no ordinary man. >> he was the best friend of
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ours. our first best friend. he was superman. >> and then it changed. >> reporter: it changed. cte, chronic traumatic encephalopathy entered their lives. at the time they had no idea what was happening. >> i remember we were playing basketball, me and him. we kind of got into an argument while playing. and he started getting aggressive with me. >> there was maybe two moments where he lost it. and punched holes in the walls. and it was like, wow. >> reporter: cte can hit hard and fast. mcneill, just in his 40s, lost his job as a lawyer, filed for bankruptcy, lost the home. >> i had a conversation with my mom. i was like, you know, i think something's going on, like, he needs to go see a doctor or therapist, something, to figure out what it is. >> reporter: it is something i notice myself. when i first met fred back in 2010. just talking to you, i can tell
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it's a little difficult for -- do you remember my name? >> oh, sanjay. >> reporter: got it, yeah. >> oh, right. okay, good. >> rage, memory loss, depression. >> yeah. >> did your father have all three of those? yeah, definitely. that was another point of worry for us because there were times when he would talk about ending it and, we were like, no way. this is not our dad. >> reporter: but it was their dad, a different dad. it was easy to be angry with him. after all, they didn't know he had cte. it couldn't be diagnosed until after his death. and you also made the decision to have fred's brain donated after he passed away. >> well, i had made the decision early on, but, yes. >> i want to show you is this. >> reporter: now for the first time, she is seeing her husband's brain and exactly what
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football did to it. >> all the brown blotches you are seeing which is a protein we see in cte. >> reporter: dr. been net om aalu, recently made famous when will smith portrayed him in "concussion". >> this controls his memory. he had significant memory impairment. >> reporter: you can see how cte ravaged mcneill's brain. omalu knew fred had cte before he died. how? p.e.t. technology he owns. >> it identified it in his brain. >> reporter: if it's true, fred mcneill will be the first person in the world to have his cte diagnosed while alive and then confirmed by autopsy after his
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death. >> i'm seeing a lot of the protein. >> reporter: but it is early, too early. 14 nfl players, including hall of famer tony dorsett have been diagnosed. will it will able to distinguish it from other dementias, like alzheimer's. >> fred played in the first ten years of the league. super bowl 50 is coming. so, i know there's a huge number of players and families between, you know, that point and now when fred first started playing that are going to be experiencing this. and it's -- it's important to have information for them to get help and support. >> reporter: dr. sanjay gupta, cnn, los angeles. you're watching "cnn newsroom." we'll be right back. we had traveled for over 850 miles. my men driven nearly mad from
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so, with all the attention on tuesday's new hampshire primary, it's time to find out whether the weather will affect voter turnout? >> the weather was so crucial in iowa a few days back. a lot of people will be focusing on the weather this time around in new hampshire, of course.
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it doesn't look as if there's going to be any major concerns, although it is going to be extremely cold for everyone heading out to the primaries. >> great. >> exactly. let me get to the details and show you exactly what we can get if, perhaps, are you listening in from new hampshire. thank you for your viewership this morning. we're dodging out on a major storm. it's very close call for the east coast of the united states. let me explain why. as we head into the rest of the weekend and the early parts of the work week, look at what's developing on the east coast. any of my new england friends, they know exactly what that low pressure just off the coast of nantucket means. a potential nor'easter. we're still monitoring that. it looks as if in new hampshire, when we're talking about that specifically, probably won't feel the effects of this storm so much. maybe a few scattered snow showers. our latest five-day extended forecast totals, it only indicates a few inches of snowfall across the states which has a population of roughly
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around 3.5 million, by the way. the other significant story is the arctic air that will blast the eastern half of the united states. temperatures will be below average from the midwest through the east coast and it's only going to go down from there. winter will make a triumphant return. let's talk concord, capital of new hampshire. you can see temperatures into the rest of the weekend. still above average. we should be above 33 degrees this time of year. look what's coming for monday and tuesday, just in time for the primaries. temperatures will be very cold. so, bundle up, be prepared for that. that's the main weather headline going forward. buffalo will also feel the cold temperatures as does boston, new york and philadelphia for monday and tuesday. below normal temperatures for the eastern half of the u.s., but look what's happening over the western u.s. of course, we have all eyes on new hampshire for tuesday. what about that little football game that's being played on sunday in san francisco? yeah, that's super bowl 50. coming up, the carolina panthers
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and the denver broncos. kickoff temperature looking fantastic. lots of sunshine. no chances of rainfall into the san francisco area. here are some interesting statistics for you. we'll leave it with this graphic. just so you can see, over the past 50 years of playing the super bowl, we've had 1.3 degree temperature warming in charlotte, north carolina. 1.1 degree temperatures over the past 50 years of denver bronco's mile high stadium. >> very cool. >> you take your dressing seriously? >> i do. >> would you wear zebra pants? >> i don't know if i could pull it off. >> we're talking about cam newton. he's in the super bowl this weekend. he's also creating a great deal of buzz about his fashion choices. >> reporter: could quarterback cam newton get penalized for those pants? arriving for the super bowl in zebra pants a fashion fumble?
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>> it's female pants. >> tres chic but a little too loud for my taste. >> reporter: chic and not cheap. they're versace and sell for around 850 bucks, if they weren't sold out. they may have been sold out before the carolina panthers' quarterback wore them. he posed for his teammate. actually, the flamboyant quarterback was restrained. at least he didn't match the matching shirt. one guy on twitter compared cam to a retired wrestler. does brutus beefcake know cam newton stole his pants. wait a second. were his pants yellow and black or blue and black? >> i wouldn't be caught dead in those. >> i would not be caught wearing those. >> me, no. >> would you wear them? >> i think i would, actually. he's totally rocking them. >> it's good. >> reporter: it's good? note the matching gold-heeled loafers. what's a panther doing wearing
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zebra? after all, in africa, a panther has spots. it's called a leopard and preys on young zebras. a meteorologist joked that cam newton's pants were from the hoppy collection, a relative of the gir after with stribed legs like a zebra. most guys weren't ready for zebra pants. no tighter than his uniform. besides, no one complains that this guy wears his stripes skin tight. >> he's at the 10. he's at the 5. touchdown! >> reporter: talk about backfield in motion. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. on to southern japan. a volcano spewed its top on friday, ejects streams of lava into the night sky and unleashing spectacular bolts of lightning. the mount tin is about 50 kilometers, about 30 miles from a nuclear plant.
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operations there were not affected and there are no immediate reports of damage. japanese officials warned people to stay away from it. and as we wrap this hour, we have some parting shots to share with you. a photographer in lithuania taking a 21st century approach to a bird's-eye view. take a look. >> reporter: for centuries it was a dream to fly, if at least not to fly, but we can see the world there a bird's point of view. the biggest challenge in drone photography was to get the flying skooi skifly ing skills, but once i got confident it's up to my imagination, creativity and hard work. most of all, i like taking pictures of people in their daily life and at their hobbies. i just love natural and real moments it's very difficult to
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choose one. all of them are really interesting and i like them, but probably the most interesting is the castle. it symbolizes freedom. photography became like an expression for me. and all what comes out and what came out already, it was from my soul, from my heart. i'm just trying to speak my own language through photography. my name is karolis and these are my parting shots. >> that wraps this hour. i'm george howell at the cnn center in atlanta. more news after the break. you're watching cnn, the world's news leader.
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searching the rubble for survivors after the earthquake tars buildings apart in southern taiwan. we'll have the scene for you. iraqi refuse geese who risked everything to get to europe, only to decide they'd rather be back home. and taking donald trump to task. barbara bush endured snowy conditions to campaign in new hampshire for her son, but where was the republican front-runner? from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, welcome to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. i'm george howell. "cnn newsroom" starts right now. a good day to you. we begin this hour in taiwan's oldest city, tainan, dealing
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with the devastation of an earth quake that killed seven people and injured more than 150. you see these live images here in tainan. rescue workers are at the site of a collapsed 17-story building in the southern city. there they are frantically looking for anyone who may still be trapped in the mountains of concrete and debris. the residential building crumbled after the powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit saturday. while people were asleep. rescue workers have been combing through the rubble for 12 hours now. plus, they've been pulling out survivors with their bare hands. more than 200 have been rescued so far, including a woman and her family she foek from her hospital bed. listen. >> translator: fortunately, when we were trapped, we were stuck under a bed by a baby crib so things wouldn't hit us but air could get in. i was so afraid, what if
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rescuers couldn't get to us. i started screaming. since my husband and i were trapped in different rooms, we kept making sure each of us was okay. >> this earthquake hit near a very heavily populated city. tainan is home to more than 2 million people. harry wong's family lives in tainan, he was in that city when the earthquake hit. thank you for being with us. tell our viewers here in the united states and around the world what your experience is when this happened. >> sure. i basically had just come here to visit family. i was in the kitchen looking for an iphone charger and suddenly the earthquake hit. at first it was just a little shake and i was hoping it would go away from there. as it started to continue, i knew that this was -- felt a little different. at the peak of it, it felt like one of those rubber erasers.
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the building felt like a rubber eraser was starting to move. >> wow. we're looking at these images in tainan, these images of rescuers combing through this building that was partially collapsed. but talk to us about what you've experienced since that earthquake. have you felt more aftershocks and have they been pretty strong? there have been a few tremors but nothing of that magnitude. i knew it was going to happen initially after that hit and then something this morning, but i didn't feel anything else after that. >> as we led into this, we're talking about 2 million people in that city looking at all this damage. you can imagine there are a lot of people who will be without home, without water, without electricity for some time. what can you tell, what's happening for people to help them, you know, as we see these
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crews dig through the rubble? >> so, i think the community's been pretty strong here. most of it has been, you know, for the people that weren't impacted, they're looking at how to help. you know, i know people here immediately texts are going out, is everybody okay? even in the early hours of the night and then even in the mornings. so i think people here are quite supportive. >> we're glad you're okay after this deadly earthquake in tainan. thank you for your time and we wish you safety. >> thank you very much. stay tuned for more news and analysis from taiwan. later this hour we'll have this story and continue to cover it now on cnn. we move on to where moscow is being held accountable for
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the people russia has killed in syria. speaking at a news conference, president erdogan says moscow is responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths for its support of bashar al assad. >> translator: i laugh at the russian approach to this issue. russia must be held accountable for the people it has killed within syria's border by cooperating with the regime, the number of people they have killed has reached 400,000. russia occupies syria now with a navy base and an air base. it an effort to build a boutique state for assad. >> mr. erdogan's comments will likely worsen already strained relations between russia and turkey. yet another humanitarian catastrophe, that's what activists say is about to happen in the city of aleppo. the syrian regime with russian air support is fighting rebel -- fighting rebels, i should say,
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to retake syria's former economic power house. the assault has led to thousands of syrians, led them to run for their lives into turkey. here's cnn's arwa damon. >> reporter: upwards of 300,000 civilians are potentially at risk if assad's forces are able to lay siege to aleppo. these are the people that live in the eastern portion of the city. that is not counting the tens of thousands of who are already fleeing the aleppo countryside as regime forces advance undercover of russian air strikes. those who have made it to the border in turkey have been forced to wait because the border continues to remain closed. one nonprofit able to go through and provide those on the other side with tents, but they're still in desperate need of food, water, and medical supplies. theme describing the bombardment by what they say is mostly russian fighter jets as being
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the most intense they have seen since the fighting broke out in syria some five years ago. one man who we spoke to on this side said he was waiting for his relatives to eventually, hopefully come through, describing their village where he said they were facing russian bombardment, advances and the ongoing threat of isis. those families who are now fleeing, they are families who waited this long because they truly hoped there would be some sort of resolution. some sort of end to the violence. now they themselves find themselves forced to make that impossible decision of leaving everything in their homeland behind. arwa damon, cnn. after risking everything and spending thousands of dollars to flee the war-torn country of iraq, there have been a rash of refugees going home. they say going back to
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uncertainty in iraq is better than the uncertainty they face in germany. en cnn international correspondent atika shubert has had report. >> reporter: starting at 9:00 a.m. every morning a queue forms at iraq's embassy. a line of refugees who have given up their dream in germany and now want to go home. it cost $6,000 for this man to get on a crowded smugglers boat to trek through the balkans. most of the iraqis here want to go back. 90%, he told us. here there is only bread and cheese. we can't live like this. i would tell people, don't come. you'll regret it. rain or shine, there is always a much longer wait at berlin's social services. some are here to register their asylum applications. others have medical claims or unemployment benefits to process. some refugee applications take just a month to clear, but many can take a year or more.
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a wait so long that some refugees are now suing the german government. and now germany has ruled that refuse geese may have to wait two years before their families can join them. mind-numbing bureaucracy, cold winters, strange food, a language and customs that many here find hard to understand. for an increasing number of iraqis, heading back to their war-torn home is the better option. every week there's a direct flight on to erbil and baghdad. according to iraqi airways, they say 30% of the passengers are refugees whoment to go home. the mood is good at iraqi airways check-in. many in line are kurdish, showing off their temporary passports hurriedly issued by iraqi embassy. i'm going back to my family, this man tells us. it's a surprise. i didn't tell them. i'm just going to knock on the
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door. since september iraqi airways has had 100 refugees flying home every week and that number is rising. a ticket costs about $250. that's a bargain compared to the $9,000 mohammed spent to be smuggled into germany. today he leaves bitterly disappointed. honestly, it's a joke, he tells us. we heard it would be wonderful here, but it wasn't. it's very crowded. it gets worse as more people come. the bureaucracy is slow. many applications are not even many people are coming in.e too- that's the reason i'm leaving, he said. for some iraqis, it seems their dream is a one-way ticket back home. atika shubert, cnn, berlin. in the meantime, there are several anti-refugee demonstrations that are being held saturday. across europe, the marchers are protesting what they call the islamization of the west. we are learning chilling new
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details about the bomb that nearly brought down an airliner this week as it took off from mogadishu. cnn's brian todd has this report. >> reporter: a source close to the investigation tells cnn, the blast that ripped this hole in the fuselage of a plane full of passengers was caused by a bomb, concealed in a laptop. and it appears the only passenger killed may have been the bomber, blown out of the hole by the explosion. the source tells cnn, investigators believe the attack was orchestrated by al shabab, al qaeda's brutal affiliate in somalia. somalia officials identify the bomber as borleh, an elderly somali national. they're not certain if he was a member of the terror group. either way, analysts say, if al shabab is behind the attack, it shows a frightening advancement in its capabilities. >> what we've seen with al shabab over the last few years is the group increasingly getting into the international terrorism business. they've been developing a more sophisticated international
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terrorist unit capable of launching attacks in the region. >> reporter: the explosion occurred between 12,000 and 14,000 feet. the pilot was able to make an emergency landing in mogadishu. a source familiar with the investigation says, if the plane had reached cruising altitude when the blast occurred, it would have been catastrophic. more chilling, the bomber apparently knew precisely where to sit and how to place the device to maximize damage. >> in this case, you have along the outer edge of the seats, directly against the fuselage skid and directly over the center wing tank. both of those are recipes for real damage. >> reporter: sources say tnt was the explosive used. it should have been easily detected. now investigators are asking serious questions about airport security in mowing do you she. the question is, what technologies are being deployed. physical technology is not sufficient enough.
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have you to use technology that can detect trace explosives that may be see created in a laptop. >> reporter: one man who could have helped al shabab, the master bombmaker for al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. western officials say he was behind the underwear bomber headed to america. terrorism analyst say al shabab and his groups have forged ties with one another and al shabab recruits have trained in bombmaking in yemen. brian todd, cnn, washington. this is "cnn newsroom." still ahead, the next big contest in the u.s. presidential race is just days away. and there is tension on the campaign trail between these two democratic contenders. stay with us. eshly bound presentation fill you with optimism? do you love your wireless keyboard more than certain family members? is your success due to a filing system only you understand? does printing from your tablet to your wireless printer
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there, a cnn affiliate reporter from tainan, in the area that saw so much damage. we saw 12-plus, 13 hours after this earthquake happened, what are you seeing there? what's the latest? >> reporter: we can see now -- because the collapsed building here, we are on the north side of this collapsed building. we can see that authorities used concrete bridge to hold up the structure as well. they are using four -- those four poles are used to support the structure so that the collapsed building will now fall to the north. we can see they use the concrete and beams to support the structure to make a hole over there so that rescue teams can come inside. the rescue team has already restarted their rescue effort right now. there are at least 20 rescuers.
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they are already going inside the rubble to search for more and more lives. but as we can see now, the sun has set and the weather is getting colder and colder. and now so far the building has collapsed more than 14 hours. so, it's been weaker and weaker. still they located five lives on the six floors. also five more on the 13th floor over there. and so you can see they're using flashlights to locate some lives. they also use equipment to search for lives already inside those rubble. as i mentioned before, the sun has set. the weather is getting colder and colder. and over just near the collapsed building, there is a tent of
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foundation. they also bring a fireplace to warm up the rescuers and the families over here. one of the relative of the missing people told us his aunt and whole family is still in the building wreckage. live or dead, they don't know. the outlook is optimistic. >> from your live camera here, very, very dramatic situation there to see how precarious it is for these rescue crews to go into that building and to continue looking for people. i want to ask you, since your time there on the scene reporting, have you felt many aftershocks? if you have, have they been strong? >> reporter: actually, i've got here about 9:00 a.m. in the morning but the quake, the major
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earthquake happens in about 3:00 a.m. in the morning. when i got here, i didn't feel lots of after d.shocks. rescue workers about 7:00, there are lots of aftershocks. some are very big, so they're worried -- they were worried the building will collapse, so they come out, they restart the rescue efforts maybe just one hour ago. >> live for us in tainan, taiwan. thank you so much for your reporting there. on to another story we're following. it is crunch time again for the u.s. presidential candidates. the state of new hampshire and the primary, it is on tuesday. there is a great deal at stake for many of these contenders. no republican has won the presidential nomination in the modern era without first either winning iowa caucuses or the new
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hampshire primary. on the democratic side of things, it's happened just twice. so, you can imagine the pressure is on big time. republican candidates are blanketing the state of new hampshire in their final push for the primary, except for donald trump, who is blaming a snowstorm for canceling at least one event. the real estate mogul is currently leading in the polls but his republican rivals are not far behind him. senior white house correspondent jim acosta has this report. >> by the way, i'm number one in new hampshire. will you please keep me there? this is ridiculous. >> reporter: after deciding to fly back to new york and spend last night at home, donald trump learned a cold, hard lesson in new hampshire politics. sometimes it snows. his private plane stuck in new york, trump scrapped his lone event of the day in new hampshire, tweeting, big storm. moved my event to monday. instead, trump released a video message from his office,
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praising new hampshire's motto, live free or die. >> it means liberty. it means freedom. what a great slogan. congratulations, new hampshire. wonderful job. >> reporter: jeb bush mocked trump on twitter, noting his mom, barbara bush is still braving the elements saying, my 90-year-old mother made it out to campaign. >> vote for jeb. >> reporter: candidates trudging through the pre-primary snow is a new hampshire tradition. marco rubio joked, the real estate tycoon was behind the winter storm. >> i'll make america snow again, right? >> reporter: a new poll shows trump's lead in new hampshire may be melting. his gop rivals are catching up with nearly a third of the voters surveyed undecided. and rubio, who has surged to seconds place, is taking a pounding. jeb bush is knocking rubio's complaints about attacks coming from other contenders as childish. >> it's so unfair. you know, it's -- >> reporter: the publisher of the new hampshire union leader, who endorsed chris christie, piled on.
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rubio just got out of day care, adding, i don't think he has the gravitas the three have. >> jeb bush is a lead here will keep our country safe. >> reporter: bush is touting his experience in steadiness, from an ad from his former president and his mother, the former first lady, hitting trump. >> i'm not getting in a spitting match with him. >> reporter: barbara bush told cbs her son is just too polite compared to trump. >> we're going to knock the [ bleep ] out of isis. going to knock the [ bleep ] out of them. >> i don't think a president ever would have shouted a profanities in a speech in front of thousands of people with kids in the crowd. >> reporter: mrs. bush told cnn, she isn't wasting any energy thinking about her son's nemesis. >> i'm not crazy about what he says about women. i don't think about him. i'm sick of him. that's very strong. >> that was our senior white house correspondent jim acosta
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reporting. of course, stay with us as cnn continues to cover these presidential primaries. so, saturday is the final republican debate. and we'll, of course, have the very latest for you here on cnn. now, let's talk about the weather situation. derek van dam, he was tough with words there, as we heard in that report, but headed back to new york because of a snowstorm that was coming. he could have called you. >> i'm offended he didn't get my final prediction. i often wonder if these presidential nominees who have a team of meteorologists who follow this stuff. >> it would be helpful. >> it would be, especially if you have your own plane. eyes were on iowa who had snow. new hampshire got a little snow, from the recent snowstorm up the east coast. now the primaries coming up on tuesday. will the weather cancel any of the primary events? probably not. let's take a close look.
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check this out. we have another similar situation compared to what we saw about three days ago -- two days ago, rather, when donald trump, he stayed in new york city because of a fast-moving low pressure system along the new england coast. that brought the swath of snow from new york into boston as well as southern sections of new hampshire. check out what's coming for late monday into tuesday. you can see just how close that is. new hampshire really only seeing a bit of cloud cover from this low pressure system along the east coast we're not actually anticipating this to impact the primaries in any significant fashion. nonetheless, let's break it down. the gfs, that's the global american model, snowfall totals going forward into the rest of the weekend and into the early parts of next week, including tuesday, the day of the primaries in new hampshire, showing maybe one two upwards of three inches of snowfall locally from a few little systems moving through and then the potential
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nor'easter along the east coast. here's our arctic blast settling in behind the system. this is probably the bigger story for anyone heading to the polls for the primaries in new hampshire on tuesday. it will be extremely cold. we're talking about temperature running 5, 10 degrees fahrenheit below where they should be on tuesday. it's not only concord, new hmpshire, the capital that will feel the brunt of the cold air. so will the big apple and the nation's capital. look what's happening over the western u.s. we're warming up nicely. apparently there's this little football match being played in san francisco. go, broncos. 72 degrees, not bad. and if you're interested, we took a -- a little bit of a weather survey to find out how warm temperatures have become over the past 50 years of playing the super bowl. and phoenix, arizona, has actually had a 5-degree warming trend over the past 50 super
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bowls that were played. so, that would be your warmest -- most quickly warming city over the past 50 years. >> cool. derek, thank you so much. you're watching "cnn newsroom." still ahead, bernie sanders could make history. he could become the first jewish president. coming up, we'll tell you how israeli jews feel about his candidacy. plus, the party does not miss a beat at rio's carnivale. we'll find out why not everyone is worried about the zika virus. you're watching cnn worldwide.
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a warm welcome back to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. you're watching "cnn newsroom." good to have you with us this hour. i'm george howell. the the headlines. thousands of syrians are waiting to cross into turkey after fleeing the city of aleppo. regime troops are fighting rebel forces to control the key city and syrian troops backed by russian air power have cut off the opposition of supply lines. there are are fears the assault will cause a humanitarian catastrophe there. somalia officials believe the man sucked out of an airplane after an in-flight blast on tuesday was the bomber. investigators suspect his laptop computer may have concealed a bomb. they also think the attack was orchestrated by the al shabab militant group. hundreds of rescue workers are combing through rubble, searching for survivors after a powerful earthquake so strong it toppled a 17-story residential building in southern taiwan. the 6.4 magnitude quake has
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killed at least seven people in the city of tainan. more than 150 others were injured. the quake jolted the city early saturday morning as people were asleep. searchers have pulled through more than -- pulled more than 200 people from the rubble, i should say. for more on this very powerful earthquake that hit, let's bring in a reporter with the u.s. broadcaster national public radio, who is in taiwan's capital, taipei, at this hour. you are a couple hours from the epicenter, but you still felt it in taipei. can you tell our viewers, what was your experience. >> that's right. this happened about 4:00 in the morning local time here in taipei. most of the island was asleep, including myself. this was a strong enough quake to be felt here in taipei, which is about three hours north of the epicenter. my mother felt it. my infant daughter, my 6-month-old daughter did feel it, because she was awakened, which then awakened me.
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the other half of my household was able to sleep through it, myself included. >> wow. i know you've been following the efforts there as far as the rescue efforts. what can you tell us? what have you learned? >> you're right. more than 400 people have been treated at hospitals and more than 200 have been rescued from that apartment -- around that apartment building where most of the damage was sustained. buttress skewers are scrambling in a difficult and dangerous situation. as you can see from the footage, the complex essentially collapsed onto itself. and so the structural integrity of the building is really in question. a lot of folks are having to escape out of windows. there are reports of people being trapped under rubble and yelling for help and rescuers are just scrambling to try to get to them as quickly as possible, george. it's quite dodgy right now and quite a fluid situation.
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>> at the top of the hour reporter evalyn chen told us about the weather situation saying it's very cold up. mentioned those people who may still be trapped under that rubble. is there concern, you know, just about getting to them as quickly as possible, obviously, given the weather wags there? >> yeah. weather is a factor. tainan is at the southern part of a tropical island that isn't used to these bitterly cold temperatures. as you're seeing folks being rescued, the rescue workers are rushing to put blankets and heated electric blankets on the survivors as quickly as possible. many are young children who were in their pajamas. again, this happened in the early morning hours. and so everybody awakened. if you've ever been in an earthquake, it's disorienting, but this is doubly disorienting because folks were asleep.
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to be awakened this way and then have your building go down must be terrifying. rescue workers are getting there as fast as we can. >> live for us in taipei, taiwan. thank you for your insight on what's happening there. now switching to the zika virus. brazilian researchers say that virus spread often by mosquitos has been detected now in saliva and urine. they say it poses new questions now about how the virus might be transmitted. health officials have reported cases of the virus being passed via blood transfusions and sex. meanwhile, health officials have launched a zika awareness campaign during rio's carnivale, which is happening as planned. brazil is ground zero. we went to copacabana beach where people are aware of the virus but are not too concerned about it. >> reporter: the zika virus failing to cast a shadow on
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carnival celebrations in rio de janeiro. more than a million people headed to the city, headed for the official parades, the block parties and, of course, taking in a bit of sun. we managed to talk to a few of them about the virus. >> we bought our tickets months ahead of time. we're not going to come because of this thing. >> it feels a lot worse when you're at home listening to it. and when you're here, it doesn't seem as much of an issue. like people just getting on with their daily lives. >> reporter: that scent medoesn officials haven't been taking precautions. they've been fumigating for the adult mosquito transmitting the virus. but the really important message has been broadcast on radio and in tv campaigns, telling people how to kill the larvae of these mosquito, the known transmitters of the disease. these messages are going into people's homes about how they need to get rid of the standing water where the mosquitos breed.
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of course, six months before the olympics kick off, many people are viewing carnival as kind of a trial run to see whether or not people end up taking home not only these great memories of the carnival, but the zika virus itself. officials also say that when the games kick off in august, the weather will be entirely different. we'll be in the southern hemisphere environment and the mosquito population naturally dies off. >> as the number of people infected with zika rises, more attention is being focused on the carrier of the disease. our r we take a look at why the mosquito is the world's most deadliest creature. >> reporter: no, it's not the shark. it's not the crocodile. or even the snake. humans kill 500,000 other humans every year. but this tiny insect, the
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mosquito, kills more than 700,000 people a year, making it the deadliest animal in the world. there are more than 3,000 species of mosquito. most of them not deadly. but a few species are incredibly dangerous carriers of infectious disease. >> malaria is a terrible thing. there's hundreds of millions of people who get it. it holds back economies, kills over 600,000 children a year. >> reporter: dengue fever kills more than 12,000 a year. japanese encephalitis kills 21,000 a year and yellow fever kills 30,000 a year. those are just a few diseases caused by blood-sucking motorcycles, making them public enemy number one. you're watching "cnn newsroo newsroom". still ahead, things are getting heat on the campaign trail ahead of the new hampshire primary. we'll look at the polls coming up. plus, one of those
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candidates opened up this week about his faith. bernie sanders could be the first jewish president. how people in israel feel about that. straight ahead.
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america's choice, 2016 and the race for the white house where republican and democratic candidates are stumping hard across new hampshire in the final push for the tuesday primary. donald trump, he is leading in the polls, but his republican rivals are not too far behind him. while on the democratic side of things, bernie sanders has a roughly 2-1 lead over hillary clinton. cnn's tom foreman checks out how
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the polls are shaping up. >> reporter: our latest tracking poll shows donald trump is still leading the way in new hampshire. he has 28% of the vote up there. iowa does not seem to have hurt him. but it did help marco rubio. he's at 17% now solidly in second place, whereas ted cruz and john kasich are tied at 13% down here in third. it is important to note that since our previous poll, both trump and cruz dropped a tiny bit. keep your eye on kasich, because he has the lowest negative rating, which means he has the most head room to grow. our margin for error is just under 6%. take a look at this, when you talk about whether or not voters are decided, 30% are still undecided on the republican side. 26% are just leaning. and only 45% are definitely decided on whom they're going to vote for. a lot of maneuvering room for them there. on the democratic side, very
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different picture. there you have only 16% still deciding. 20% leaning and a whopping 64% committed at this point. that's good news if you're bernie sanders or his supporters out there because he has a 30-point lead over hillary clinton, holding steady at 61%. she moved up one percentage point. our margin of error is 5.5%. even if that went her way in both cases, both high and low, she's still way, way behind in the granite state. again, the state's primary will be held on tuesday, february 9th. you can catch all the very latest here on cnn. clearly, a lot of voters in new hampshire, like bernie sanders. and he could make history as the first jewish candidate to win a presidential nominating contest. our will ripley asked some folks out shopping in jerusalem what they think about that. ♪ >> reporter: this is jerusalem's
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biggest market. you'll find a colorful cross-section of israelis, israeli-american tourists and we're talking about the american presidential race, particularly jewish candidate bernie sanders. sanders hasn't spoken much about his religious upbringing until this week. >> i would not be here tonight, i would not be running for president of the united states, if i did not have very strong religious and spiritual feelings. >> reporter: we spoke with more than a dozen people and couldn't find a single person here who thinks having a jewish american president would necessarily benefit israel. >> as far as being the first jewish candidate, that doesn't necessarily be a credential that i think means a whole lot. >> i look at credibility, i look at record, i look at accomplishments. ethnici ethnicity, not so much. >> reporter: so, having a candidate who's jewish, on the scale of importance, what would you say? >> zero. >> reporter: why? >> because there are a lot of liberal jews who not always lean
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towards israel. >> won't do any good. >> reporter: to have a jewish american president. why is that? >> because -- >> reporter: so, it's not important to you that it's a jewish candidate. it's what they do? >> how much money coming here. they take care of us. the rest is nothing. >> we're fighting the same terrorists, isis, hezbollah, so we need someone to support israel strongly. i don't see that in bernie sanders. >> america needs us as we need america. i want an american president that looks after this country, no matter jew or un-jew. >> reporter: will ripley, cnn. so, here's a question, what do you call it when donald trump throws a fit? one of his rivals has coined a new word a trumpertantrum. cnn's jeanne moos reports on
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trump's reaction when he first heard it. >> reporter: the donald likes to put his name on things, but when trump lashed out at the cruz campaign after coming in second in iowa -- >> oh, that voter fraud! >> reporter: it was cruz who put trump's name into a new word for tantrum. >> if you like, yet another trumpertantrum. >> reporter: it was a instant hit. >> spell spelled-t-r-u-m-p-e-r-t-a-n-t-r- u-m. >> reporter: it started a trend and attached to it were the usual assortment of doctored photos, lots of cry babies, not to mention a creepy cry baby. trump as rambo, the silence of the trumpertantrum. a self-described guitar poet even sang a song. ♪ trumpertantrum trumper tantrum ♪ >> reporter: who dreamed up the word trumpertantrum? apparently it was ted himself. the cruz campaign told cnn it
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was all cruz, that it just came to him. chris christie likewise tried to coin a name for rival marco rubio, whom christie accuses of being scripted and controlled by handlers. >> he kind of me minds me of the boy in the bubble. >> let's get the boy in the bubble out of the bubble. we know who the boy in the bubble is up here. >> this comes from chris christie, aka, the bubble. >> reporter: but did donald trump throw a tantrum? when he heard this -- >> he said you had a trumpertantrum. have you heard that before? >> i haven't. i like that. i'm going to trademark it. >> reporter: if you ever feel a trump-inspired tantrum coming on, don't blow your top. blow a trumpet. a swedish ad agency created this for fun. how do you say trumpertantrum in swedish?
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snooi. so, this story is about the biggest container ship ever to dock in the united states and its on it's way from china. it would dwarf the eiffel tower if stood on its end. cnn's matt rivers is on board and gives us a tour. >> reporter: so, we just landed in the chinese city of shaman and we're in a port here, one of the largest ports in the entire country. for the next couple days, we're going to be spending time on one of the world's largest ships. this is the benjamin franklin, one of the largest container ships in the world. so, let's head up. so, it is a little bit after 4:00 in the morning here in shaman. as you can see, we're shipping out, heading out of the port
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heading into south china sea, getting pushed by tugboats. next stop, the port of nancha. >> a few moments ago our position was here so we're going along the china coast, going to our next port. >> reporter: right now we're in the aft of the ship. maybe what we can show you is how deep the ship goes, how tall the sides are. there are dodzs zens of meters . the containers are talked seven high there. and that is something we see across the ship. it really is unbelievable, the scale of the operation on board here. and this, as you might imagine, is the ship's engine room. it is incredibly loud in here. that makes sense when you consider the size of this engine. it's roughly 80,000 horsepower and it uses about 200 tons worth of fuel every single day.
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this would be the part of the ship where you do your best leonardo dicaprio, kate winslet, king of the world. it's enormous. if you look over the side, it's trippi feeling. you can see part of the ship down there slicing through the water. after a couple days on board, all in all, a very good experience. you know, people actually pay about 100 to 150 euros a night to stay on cargo ships like these as part of a vacation. my review, not a bad idea, as long as you don't mind the smell of diesel a little along the way. matt rivers, cnn. >> matt rivers, thanks. very cool story. so, a sea lion walks into a restaurant. all right, that might sound like the start of a joke, but it really did happen in southern california. the staff at the aptly named marine room said this sea lion,
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you see here, came in on thursday. it nabbed a booth and then gazed. sadly, the super cute pup is malnourished. it's at seaworld in san diego. she's getting fattened up so she can hopefully be returned to the wild. we thank you for watching this hour. i'm george howell at the cnn center in atlanta. for our viewers in united states "new day" is next. for other viewers around the world, amanpour starts in a few minutes. thank you for watching cnn, the world's news leader.
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god blest the state of new hampshire. >> there's some focus now. >> this is the bernie sanders free tuition plate. i want you go into my pocket. now give that to him. >> this really is a campaign of the people, by the people, and for the people. >> we think we're in second place. >> i don't think i did come in second. i think i came in first. >> the first thing i intend to do is rescind every single illegal unconstitutional legal action taken by president obama. >> i'm fighting for people who can't wait. i won't make promi


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