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thanks for joining us as we continue our special coverage on cnn. >> israel's hunt for hamas continues at this hour. >> palestinian health officials say 20 people were killed when israeli forces shelled a school earlier today. israel says it's looking into the incident. >> large parts of gaza remain in ruins. many resident thes are without electricity, without water and without shelter. >> a day after rejecting another proposed cease-fire, the
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proposed military chief says there will be no peace until israel ends its military operation and its blockade of gaza. israel says it's all up to hamas. listen. >> we've shown in the past we're willing to accept cease-fires, hamas has always been the spoiler. hamas has only refused to hold their language. we're ready for a meerd of sustained peace and security for the people of israel, for the people of gaza, we're willing to end this, it has to be real. >> we're seeing and getting into cnn now media reports of strikes in another part of gaza. you were walking us through what we witnessed with at least eight people killed. that information just coming into cnn. >> the latest update puts the death toll in gaza at 1,242.
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the u.n. estimates 70% were civilians. >> and more than 7,000 people have now been wounded in these three weeks of fighting. >> israel reports 53 soldiers killed in battle and three civilians killed by rocket fire from gaza. >> that's kind of the big picture. now we want to zoom in and bring you a closer look at the situation right now in gaza city. >> it was hit hard by israeli air strikes and artillery early tuesday. john voss heard the aftermath and this is his report. >> crossing the border from israel and the destruction is everywhere. the buildings still standing. >> the area around here seems to be completely abandoned, the only vehicles on the road it seems are ambulances that are prepositioned in case there's an israeli air strike nearby. right now amid all this destruction there doesn't seem to be any signs of life. so dangerous here, firefighters
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can't get close enough to put out a blaze at gaza's only power station. it was hit by the israelis, israel's military says it wasn't a target. >> i've gone through our air force, navy, ground forces on the ground. haven't been able to confirm it was idf activity. >> it could take a year to repair the power plant but without electricity many water pumps in gaza city are no longer working. sewage systems too have been damaged. despite the israeli offensive, this man still opens his small shop every day. now he sits there in the dark. >> translator: this is not fair, we have children, hospitals need power he tells me, the israelis are not human. everywhere it seems there are long lines, especially for bread. tempers are beginning to fray after waiting here for hours, someone tried to cut in line.
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this man told me, we want the situation to end because of our families and children. along with hamas rockets and tunnels, israel is also targeting hamas leaders. >> this is all that's left of the home of ishmael hanier. he's the most senior political leader in gaza. this was once a four story building, it's been reduced to rubble. no one was home at the time of the air strike. the message from israel is clear. just across the road from the gaza home of the president of the palestinian authority mahmoud abbas a mosque was hit by israeli fire. three weeks on as the death toll continues to climb, many here face life without electricity or running water, the israeli prime minister has warned the military campaign might still be far from over. john vause, cnn gaza city. the united nations is
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expressing outrage and regret at the discovery of a cache of rockets hidden inside a u.n. school in gaza. i talked about that and other developments from gaza a bit earlier with cnn's martin savage. >> reporter: the u.n. has been condemning this, it's now the third time that they have found these rockets that have been sequestered inside one of their facilities. the way that discovery was made is that this was a school, they don't say where in gaza, but a school that is not being used at the current time. it was closed for the summer, not being used to shelter civilians. they were doing a routine inspection, they found a stockpile of he's rockets. they don't say how many, and they don't say whose they are. they do condemn it, they say this only means that once again civilians could be targeted and that is something the united nations is against. and so they blame whose ever group those missiles belong to.
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they haven't said who's responsible for those missiles. >> we want to show some video now that al aqsatv is reporting to show a military wing of hamas, cnn can't independently confirm its authenticity. talk to us about what might be happening in this video as we watch it? >> we can't verify exactly what this video is, when or where or even how it's been edited. there are some things we know, it seems to match up with the hamas account. they show an attack using tunnels on militants by israeli soldiers. that attack took place on monday. the idf reports there was an attack on their soldiers by militants using tunnels monday. hamas says they killed 10 israeli soldiers, there is some matching up, if you will of the
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story telling here, but this is how tunnels have come to be, the primary justification that israel has used to carry out the conflict in gaza. not so much the rockets, iron dome has proven effective at causing casualties. the tunnel notion, the idea that terrorists could pop up inside of people's homes, whether that's realistic or not is one that truly is felt strongly in this country which is why the support of the ongoing conflict in gaza is said to be over 80% by most israelis. >> cnn's martin savage talking with us a little earlier from jerusalem. >> a good exchange we had with him. a lot of information as well. we will have more on the israeli/palestinian conflict later in the program. let's check some of the world's other big stories wright now. forces in benghazi were forced
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to flee. the damage included a government warplane that crashed during the fighting. the pilot was able to escape. benghazi and the cap tom tripoli have seen violence in the last few weeks as the rivals are battling for control of the country. canada is the latest nation to pull all of its diplomatic workers out of libya. argentina has until the end of the day to make a payment to bond holders or face default for the second time in 13 years. argentina's economy minister met with a mediator in new york tuesday, they were trying to find a way around a court order that would force the country to also pay more than a billion dollars to other creditors if it opens its checkbook to pay bond holders. >> twitter's stock price surged in after hours training. can you say #winning? investors welcomed the better
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than expected earnings report. mobile users were up more than 30% last year. parts of central los angeles were shut down tuesday afternoon after a water main broke. up to 10 million gallons of water poured into sunset boulevard. the spillage came on a day that water restrictions came into place across california which is battling a severe drought. >> there are still classes tomorrow. sorry, guys, you have to get back to work. the u.s. and europe imposed new sanctions on russia. coming up next, we'll go live to moscow and see if all these latest restrictions are all bark and no bite. >> ebola under the micro scope, we'll tell you what you need to know about the deadly disease that's spreading through west africa. risking death on the railway. later this hour, we'll find out how two women escaped being run
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over by a train.
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u.s. president barack obama says it's not a new cold war, but an effort to make russia realize that ukraine has the right to determine it's own future. mr. obama and the european union have announced the toughest sanctions yet on russia, punishment for its support of
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rebel forces in eastern ukraine. white house correspondent michelle kosinski reports. >> the u.s. with europe ratchets up the pressure on russia. >> the united states is imposing new sanctions in key sectors of the russian economy. energy, arms and finance. we're blocking the exports of specific goods and technologies to the russian energy sector, we're expanding our sanctions to more russian banks and defense companies. and we're formally suspending credit that encourages exports to russia and financing for economic development projects in russia. >> the administration clear in its condemnation of russia's actions. >> they have displayed an appalling disregard for human decency. >> as russia continues to move heavy weaponry into the border and fire on ukraine from russia. >> short of getting physically involved in the military conflict, which the u.s. has said is absolutely not on the
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table. economic pressure is the west's only weapon, europe today banned all arms trading with russia, that only applies to new deals and russia and europe don't generally trade all that much in military equipment. like the u.s., europe has frozen out certain banks and access to technology benefiting its oil companies. >> russia's actions in the ukraine and the sanctions we've already imposed have made a weak russian economy even weaker. >> reporter: the white house is also adding pressure by accusing russia of violating a reagan-era arms control treaty. president obama has written a letter to putin about it. the timing has nothing to do with ukraine, but admits there are worries about those weapons being used or falling into the wrong hands. despite all of this, just 12 days after the downing of a passenger plane, there is still
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talk of diplomacy. >> it's not a new cold war, it's a specific issue related to russia's unwillingness to recognize that ukraine can chart its own path. >> this week the administration laid out this long list of effects it feels sanctions have had on the russian economy. all this investment money leaving russia. the desired effect of all of these sanctions over a period of months now, is to change putin's strategy, and so far that has not changed at all. michelle kosinski, cnn, the white house. now, european leaders have been reluctant to impose tougher sanctions on russia, because it does business with the country. there are lucrative trade and energy deals between the two regions, but that seems to have changed now after the downing of malaysia airlines flight 17. bring in our senior international correspondent now nic robertson, he joins us from our moscow bureau.
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walk us through these sanctions and really what's new this time around, they do seem to have a goal further down the line, months on in time, not necessarily something that we'll see a response to this week. >> the initial sanctions are really targeted, the so-called putin cronies are the only rich businessmen here in russia, individuals and the targeting of them with the idea to put pressure on vladimir putin, an escalation of putin. it has ratcheted up, to what is being termed sek toral sanctions. targeting whole sections of the economy. things that are key to russia, for example, oil exploration in the arctic circle, new technologies and equipment that would be helpful for that deep sea type drilling operation needed to explore those fields. that's going to be affected. the weapons trade, ability to
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import and export, not just new weapons systems, but components and raw material equipment that might be used in the civilian sector but could be uses in the military sector. finance, state owned banks will be affected, they won't be able to access money in the united states and financing here, from the united states and from european capital markets. all of these things are designed to have much broader effects. effects that may take some time before they actually start to sort of draw results if you will. >> what's interesting is we watch the view of putin, let's say the global view of putin. he's only become more popular at home. his approval rating now is north of 80%, however, russia's economy is fragile, it's not growing, there's not a lot of foreign direct investment coming into the country. if these sanctions take hold and
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start to bite a bit and the economy turns the other direction, who are russians likely to blame for that? is putin likely to suffer or as we've seen even with the malaysian airlines disaster, will we see finger pointing elsewhere? >> certainly the position that president putin is in, which is one where the majority, if not all media outlets here really tell the story, essentially that he wants the people of russia to hear. they're likely to hear from him or anyone in the kremlin that they are responsible for the effect of these sanctions, whatever those effects may come to be. what we have heard, for example, so far, the deputy prime minister has said in a tweet today that the sanctions on the -- that may affect the navy here shows how concerned the international community is about the growing strength to the russian navy. what you can see here is really that russian leaders,
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politicians trying to turn around what's happened, happening here, make it look as if the international community is worried about russia's growing power and strength. they point partly to the response of the initial sanctions. which was to bolster the black sea fleet, the navy presence in crimea as well. >> we've heard from the oil giant saying, we would like to work efficiently, we may have to move some projects down the road. he's not saying we're going to be hurt by this, interestingly, british petroleum has a large stake. the shares tumbled 2.5% over this. we can expect russian politicians to play this as their strengths. the reality is, there will be bite. will russian people turn on putin in a short space of time over this? it would seem highly unlikely. >> nic robertson live for us in
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moscow, in these new western sanctions in russia, thanks very much. >> let's take a short break right now. coming up, we will tell you what you need to know about the ebola virus. dr. sanjay gupta breaks down the symptoms and origins of the virus that's claiming hundreds of lives in africa. oil tycoons, and ambassadors of countries known for their fine cheeses. yes i am rich. that's why i drink the champagne of beers.
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a doctor helping to fight the ebola virus in sierra leone has died. he's the latest victim of the outbreak. the virus has a mortality rate of nearly 90%. liberia is essentially in a state of lockdown, the president has shut its borders aside from a few highly monitored checkpoints. public gatherings have been banned. the president's football tournament is now postponed.
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and a major nigerian carrier has cancelled all flights to liberia and sierra leone. >> this is a scary situation for so many people. according to the world health organization, there have been 672 deaths from ebola. we're seeing that number creep up each week. more than 1200 cases attributed to the virus since the outbreak began in march. most are in guinea where the disease has killed 319 people. in sierra leone, the death toll is 224. in liberia, the virus has killed 129 people. liberia has closed most of its land borders and is stepping up medical screenings at airports. a u.s. citizen that died in nigeria is a victim of the disease. that sparked concern this disease could spread to the united states and other countries as well.
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ebola is not an airborne disease. erin burnett asked dr. ian lip kin about how worried he is about the virus reaching beyond the african continent. >> it's not like influenza or sars, it's not like mers. we are concerned about it, but i think it's going to be easier to contain ebola, at least in the developed world than it would be if we had something that was airborne. >> for more on the symptoms of ebola and how it's spreading, here's dr. sanjay gupta. >> ebola can start off very vague, you might have a headache, fever. people often develop redness in the eyes.
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it progressively gets more severe. they have abdominal pain. they may feel really tired. that's one of the signs that raises people's suspicions. a lot of times they have a clotting disorder, where they start to bleed because their blood is not clotting. the way you end up knowing for sure is to do a blood test. the thing with ebola is that you might see symptoms very quickly within a day or so, or it could take up to three weeks. >> we know of people who were fine early in the morning, and by the end of the day, they were de dead. ebola likely came from some wild animal and after all these years they're still not sure which, although they're thinking it came from fruit bats. once it infects human beings, it can spread from person to
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person. it's not something you breathe, in but it can be in a small amount of body fluid and if that is contaminated that can affect other people. it could be that people travel more than they used to, when they go to capitol cities with big airports there's a lot of people in those places. it could also be there's a distrust or a mistrust of a lot of the medical establishment, people may be less likely to go get care. less likely to admit they have symptoms, and less likely to get diagnosed as a result until it's too late. there's a lot of things at play here, we live in a globalized world where these infectious diseases can spread more rapidly than ever before. >> we know that once somebody starts to become sick, any men school, microscopic amount of
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body fluid from that person would infect other people. there's got to be a no tolerance policy with regard to that. you have family members cleaning the body after a loved one has died and getting infected that way. >> those types of things have to be stopped that's part of education campaigns, not only by these doctors going in, doctors without borders but also doctors from the local countries that are sometimes much more trusted. as far as the rest of the world goes, within airports and other places of travel, they implement policies where they check people's temperatures, ask them questions before they get on the plane, to reduce the risk that someone with ebola gets on an international flight. it's almost impossible to make iron clad.
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it's likely we'll see people with ebola travel to all sorts of the world including the united states. that will likely happen in the world in which we live. it's a question making sure it doesn't continue to spread after that. >> very, very scary stuff. you have to keep it in context there, and sort of realize it's not like the influenza as we heard. >> and one thing to keep in mind. i know folks get so scared when we talk about this, there are a lot of people working very hard to contain it and make sure this doesn't spread. >> and it isn't airborne, very important. more on the situation in gaza is just ahead. >> we'll look at the hamas run al aqsa-tv network, the message it's sending and israel's response. >> intense fighting in ukraine keep keeps investigators away from
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we don't care if you're watching from the americas, europe, asia or the middle east. we just care that you're watching. thanks for staying with us. >> we want to check the headlines for you this hour. palestinian health officials say dozens of people have been killed in today's israeli air strikes. and more than 1200 have been killed and 7,000 wounded in the past three weeks of fighting. israel reports 53 soldiers killed in the military operation and three civilians killed by rocket fire into israel. the u.s. and european union have slapped russia with tough new sanctions. they want vladimir putin to end his support for the militants in east ukraine. the elite doctor fighting the ebola outbreak in sierra
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leone has died from the disease. he caught the virus while treating infected patients. a man who died of ebola in nigeria is the first known american victim of this outbreak. he caught the disease in liberia. hamas and israel blame each other for the civilian deaths. >> whoever is responsible, there's no mistaking the fact that children are dying. >> as adults in israel and gaza, wage war, it is the children of gaza who are paying the price. amidst the bomb blasts on this narrow strip of land, comes a chorus of crying mothers. wailing fathers.
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and the stark silence of stoic friend friends. >> all that this young survivor knows for sure are the names of his playmates who were killed. i saw a boy all cut up right here, over there a man looked dead. i saw a boy who was dead too. sadly his experience is shared all too keenly by children in gaza. in this three-week conflict between israel and hamas, more than 1100 palestinians have been killed. the u.n. estimates that more than 70% of them were civilian, and in an area with half the population under 18, the dead include more than 200 children. the israeli army says no civilians are being targeted. they accuse hamas of using residents as human shields. more than 200 children, including the four boys killed
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while playing soccer on the beach. or several others at an empty school being used as a shelter. polls suggest that most israelis support the attacks on gaza. the human rights organization has not lost site of the human tragedy. posting the names and ages of the gaza dead online. using youtube to voice their names. the group was banned from resighting their names in an ad on israeli radio. >> i think it's a terrible statement of where things are in terms of the public psyche, in israel these days, the dehumanization of palestinians in general. >> reporter: for those whose names have been spared from this list, the toll is still great. >> it's essential that the israelis see a human face of the price that is being paid by civilians. >> the ammunition and shrapnel and bombs and missiles killing
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these kids, they are almost entirely israeli. but the governments of israel and the united states blame hamas. >> any human life that is lost is a tragedy, ultimately, indeed, hamas, they are accountable for localizing -- unlawfully placing these rockets within the houses. >> the blood of a now deceased grandfather remains on the wall. >> i saw grandpa his head was cut, his arms and legs were cut. he was all cut up, they said. these children in the middle of this conflict remain in danger. their names potentially the next to be recited, their families the next to be gone. >> cnn's jake tapper reporting there. hamas has released a video which claims to show a successful attack inside israel. >> we want you to see this video
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now. it purports to show the operation by the brigades, the military wing of hamas. it happened behind enemy lines on an israeli military tower. and militants killed ten soldiers, at one point fighters display captured israeli weapons. you're hearing some bleeping, there are faces covered. this video does appear to have been edited. cnn cannot independently verify its aujen tessity. >> despite an israeli attack on its headquarters, it's still broadcasting. anderson cooper shows us what al aqsa is telling individuals. >> al aqsa-tv is presented as a combination of news and ent entertainme entertainment. in this video, hamas fighters triumphantly tunnel into israel. attack israeli targets, then
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sneak back into the tunnels and return home as heroes. the station is used to broadcast messages directly from hamas leadership. in the first days of the conflict, the group's spokesman encouraged residents to act as human shields, do not comply with the war of rumors and psychological warfare that the enemy is waging upon you. al aqsa's news anchors also towed the party line. how many children has hamas killed? zero, the anchor says. how many women has hamas killed? zero. how many children has israel killed? over 400. how many did they hit? thousands. saying later, all of the martyrs are civilians, all of them. ♪ >> al aqsa began to broadcast in gaza in 2006. in 2007 they garnered
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international scrutiny with this child's program featuring a mickey mouse like character named farfar, who was killed by an israeli interrogator. >> al aqsa-tv often broadcasts from the field. broadcasting some of the most searing images of this conflict. the images are propaganda, an effort by hamas to garner sympathy around the world. and part of the reason, israel targeted al aqsa's headquarters, saying in part, they were used to insight palestinians against israel. and to transmit orders and messages to hamas operatives. anderson cooper, cnn. >> and, of course, we've got ongoing coverage on this crisis, you can always learn more,
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specifically about hamas and their rise to power in gaza on our website. head to we want to go back to eastern ukraine where government troops and separatists are battling for control of an area that contains the wreckage of malaysia airlines flight 17. the fighting is keeping international investigators away from that crash site. on tuesday, they weren't even able to leave their headquarters in donetsk. nick paton walsh has more. >> reporter: trying to reach the crash site in this town, a major headache. separatists hold it, but barely. we saw them exhausted, edgy, unsure how close the ukrainian army was encircling them. this man, a looter seen jumping through fences, he ran from shooting. for four days, olig and his cat
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simone have endured the blasts. i don't know what the separatists used to shoot, but it was heavy caliber. she shouts and now they bomb the peaceful people, why? to make us run away. this apartment block hit by shelling. beneath it, more militants, unwilling to be filmed. one told me he was fighting for his town. and then quickly the quiet broke. >> it's getting closer, we're now hearing what sounds like an exchange of artillery beginning between two sides. it's time to move back away from here. >> we left along with many other locals, some on foot, all now fleeing down a road the inspectors want to travel up. this is what awaited them when they tried to get to the site unsuccessfully later that day.
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another complication in the city center of donetsk, the war suddenly widened. the three shells hit this apartment block at noon, killing at least one. locals came to stare at signs their city was now in the firing line. the violence swirling around their city but not actually touching it, has now come straight to people's lombs. we don't know who fired, but militants had a base nearby. one saying that the army may have targeted that. this isn't really a military unit, though, he says where the security service with only pist pistols, we tried to evacuate people but we don't know when they will push the button next. even the eerie dead of night brings them solace. do donetsk people hoping this will pass. it's been almost 69 years
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the last surviving crew member of the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb has died. the u.s. b-29 dropped anatomic bomb on hiroshima in 1945.
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back in 2012, he spoke with cnn about the mission. >> it took that bomb 43 seconds from the time we dropped it at 30,000 feet until the time it exploded at 18,000 feet. the first thing you saw was that large white cloud that was up well above our altitude. and if you looks to the city of hiroshima, it looked like a pot of oil. the point is, we dropped the bombs and saved a lot of lives. we and the japanese would have had a blood bath if we had invaded japan. they knew we were coming, they knew where we were going to land and they had their guns waiting for us. >> it also killed scores and scores of people. but after he left the military, he got married, had four
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children and got his master's degree in chemical engineering. his son said his father had no regrets about the hiroshima mission. van kirk was 93 years old. new deadly unrest in china's turbulent western region. chinese state media report that dozens of people were killed monday when police shot at a mob, a group described as a knife wielding gang attacked civilians and government officers, there are longstanding tensions in the region between chinese and muslim. >> also in china, they are praising the former domestic security chief and is now under investigation for corruption. >> if indicted he would be the most senior figure ever to face such charges in the history of modern china.
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>> in a one sentence announcement, the ruling party dropped a political bombshell in china. once an untouchable leader, now investigated for suspected serious disciplinary violations. likely ensnared as part of a massive anti-corruption drive. >> i think the significance of a move on the part of the chinese government, it will be a departure from a policy they've had for many years of not taking action against people at the top of the chinese leadership, so one of nine top people in china, to bring him down is very significant. >> before he retired in 2012. he was china's security czar. a powerful and shadowy figure in the ruling party. rumors have long swirled about his family's immense wealth. for months, close associates of jo had been investigated by the
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party. the president promised he would target both tigers and flies in his anti-corruption dragnet. now it seems he's secure enough to go after his biggest tiger yet. >> the fact that he has done this, shows that he is in a very strong position. i certainly think that she is the strongest leader china has had since dun chao ping. >> in some cases, people think it's a smoke screen for politics. critics say by removing jo, shi takes a potential political threat out of the picture. politics or not, he's the most senior communist party official to really be targeted in a corruption investigation. an investigation that could have serious implications for the ruling party.
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david mckenzie, cnn, beijing. a short break now, but coming up, terrifying moments caught on video. >> take a look at this, just imagine being on a 150 meter long bridge, nearly 25 meters in the air, when a train comes right at you. what happened to these two women? find out next. oil tycoons, and ambassadors of countries known for their fine cheeses. yes i am rich. that's why i drink the champagne of beers. i'm living the life of dreams. i'm living the life of dreams, with good people all around me. i'm living the life of dreams. no! i'm living the life of dreams. i'm feeling hopefully.
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two women in the u.s. state of indiana are lucky to be alive after a very close call with a train. >> the entire thing was caught on camera. watch this incredible video. >> from the train's security camera, what looks like their final moments. >> you see the two subjects here, and they're running for their lives at this point in time. >> it happened on there 80 foot
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high indiana railroad bridge just after sunrise. >> they walked this path to the top of the bridge. there are no walkways on that bridge because nobody's supposed to be up there. the only thing up there are trains and danger. >> it's private property, you should not be there, it's dangerous, but it's easy for people to get on the tracks and walk on them. >> right there is the sound of him putting the emergency brakes on the train. >> the 100 car coal train is making ever effort to stop. the two women have no good choices. jump? >> that would have been devastating. the engineer threw the train into brake as soon as possible. he thought he killed two women.
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the women climbed out from under the engine and started to run away. one fisherman told me he's walked on the bridge before. >> just today, i saw people up there walking around. >> how they survived that, it's nothing short of a miracle. >> unbelievable. wow! i mean, stubbed her toe, that was it? that was the extent of it. >> the driver feels like he's killed someone. are you okay? oh, i've stubbed my toe. give me a band aid. >> they will be prosecuted. >> really dumb. a water main break has caused a mess on the city's famed sunset boulevard. >> all of this taking place near
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ucla. >> you know all too well about ucla. we haven't seen any significant rainfall since march. i want to show you a photo taken a few hours before the water main break. this is in the san gabriel mountains. water restrictions go into effect august 1st. $500 per day for just washing your car in california. you see the water main that broke, 30 inches, roughly a meter long as far as the crack was concerned there, across areas on sunset boulevard. significant damage in places to be expected when you have this much water, upwards of 10 million gallons expected to have
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been lost with this. they shut the valve off, and the damage left in place, going to be significant with ucla's campus right next door in that region as well. now, the drought across this area, of course, has been historic in nature, haven't seen average rainfall in several years, the past three years, driest three-year period on record, 100% of the state of california in severe drought or worse, the exception will be the worst case scenario, guess who is in that exceptional zone across southern california, into los angeles. some of the images coming out of historic pauley pavilion, where the basketball team takes the courts here. this is a $133 million venue. at least 133 million was spent in the last four years to give the venue a face lift, improve the conditions out there. and you begin to see conditions like this. >> you spent some time inside this venue, it has a lot of history behind it. >> i watched games there, they
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don't know if that new renovated court will be able to be used this season because of this. everyone's working to soak up all that water right now. >> thank you. >> appreciate the update. that does it for us, i'm rosemary church. good to be with you. >> i'm errol barnett. stay with cnn our special coverage continues after this break with max foster in london. have a great day. when folks think about what they get from alaska,
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hello and welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm max foster in london. coming up in this hour. another large explosion shakes gaza this wednesday morning. we'll take you on the ground inside the city. but, first, tough new sanctions against russia are reminding many of the days of the cold war.