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"early start." i'm john berman. it is tuesday, january 20th. christine romans is off this morning. the breaking news is a chilling new video from isis threatening new hostages. this time it appears an attempt to extort $200 million from the japanese government. we want to get to the latest on this. let's bring in cnn's will ripley. good morning, will. >> reporter: john this is really devastating news for japan which is a pacifist country. for the prime minister shinzo abe in the middle east right now. just two days ago in a diplomatic push and push to bring japan into a major role on the global stage announcing $200 million in aid to help fight isis. two days later, isis comes out with the video on social media essentially telling japan all right, now we are going to charge you $200 million or take the lives of two of your citizens. kenji who you see on the left
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side of the screen. a journalist in the middle east. he has not posted anything on social media since october. he has never come home. and on the right, haruna he is the owner of a private security company. he was taken in august. his father has spoken over the summer over the shock he was in at that moment. you can imagine what he is thinking now, john after seeing and hearing about this video. >> will any sense of exactly why japan is being targeted or is it just a target of opportunity at this point by the isis terrorists? >> reporter: what we see and what we have seen with previous cases is isis take these hostages and they hold on to them almost like they are saving them for a special occasion. they do these dry run through was the videos which is why the two americans who were executed the two british citizens as well.
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they were pretty calm in the videos. they may not know whether they are being taped in a dry run through or the actual event. so you know, two days ago, abe pledges $200 million. conveniently, isis comes out with a video. they are sophisticated with the videos demanding $200 million. japan has never officially paid a ransom for hostages. years ago, there were hostages released from iraq. and speculation of a deal done under the table. the prime minister said they will not bow down to terrorists. they will move forward with the promise to deliver $200 million in aid to fight isis. >> the terrorist in the video appears to have a british accent. will ripley thank you. more happening this morning. authorities searching for the man they say is the ringleader of the terror cell raided by police in belgium last week.
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a man they say is linked to isis. the senior belgium counterterrorism official says the man's name is abdelhamid abaaoud. police raided other areas overnight. this is part of the investigation over two islamists arrested on friday. i want to go to senior international correspondent nic robertson in paris. n, nic, there were proceedings into terrorists tied there? >> reporter: that is right. five of the suspects held released late last night. that leaves four in custody. we are told due to appear before the magistrate today. they are all in their 20s. we are told we will be informed of the charges against them when they appear.
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that will give us a better idea of what the police believe they have been involved in. the german arrests this morning, two of the police involved in the raids with 13 locations, we are told that in connection with two islamists arrested last week. not thwarting an imminent attack. that is the headline from those arrests in germany. this is part of a broader investigation into counterterrorism issues which is under way in germany. despite the fact that a lot of northern europe on high alert at the moment. germany, at least, these arrests are not heading off an imminent attack. >> nick robertson in paris. thank you. the raids in germany and belgium and france. contacts ramp up efforts to close loopholes. european foreign ministers have been meeting in brussels to
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fight terrorism. some of the ideas have been in place in the united states for some time now. i want to bring in our senior correspondent ivan watson in brussels. good morning, ivan. >> reporter: good morning, john. a senior official is giving us details about the efforts the bellgiums have been using to break up the terrorist cell. this started thursday night when the police moved in the town of verviers. the suspects clashed with belgium police and killed in that gun battle. we since learned that the belgiums believed there were cells of ten people they have been monitoring that apartment. they believe it was a safe house. they arrested five suspects here in belgium since then.
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part of the reason they moved in was they believe that the suspects had gotten weapons and they didn't think they could maintain the 24-hour surveillance for much longer. they identified the suspected ringleader of the cell. a belgian man of moroccan descent. abaaoud. he was believed to have fight with isis in the past. he was last tracked in greece. that is where greek police arrested an algerian citizen. the belgians requested his extradition back to belgium. whether or not they can get their hands on the man is if he agreed to extradition. if he rejects that it could be weeks before he is brought back to belgium. >> from paris to greece to germany. ivan watson helping us this morning. new this morning, protests
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turning deadly. demonstrators in the nation of niger furious with the french magazine "charlie hebdo." they took to the streets. ten people died with nearly four dozen churches set on fire. many hotels and bars were also burned to the ground. the government in niger declared three days of mourning for the victims of the violence. in yemen, a tenuous cease-fire appearing to be holding after fighting around the presidential palace. the fighting is part of the effort of houthi to grab power. this is a worrying development for the west. the power vacuum in the country has created an enormous opportunity for al qaeda in the arabian peninsula which uses yemen as a base. happening today. president obama delivers his state of the union address. he will do that face age new
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political environment. for the first time he faces a congress under complete republican control. a surge in the economy and slight bump in the approval rating has a new determination from the white house. jim acosta has more. >> reporter: the white house has already shared much of what will be in the president's state of of the union address, the senior official told me there are still some surprises in store. the white house says the theme of the speech is middle class economics and address is filled with pitches from the president like the tax breaks for middle income earners. the credits and free community college idea mr. obama talked about adds up to $200 million. he will pay for that on taxes for the wealthy and fees on big banks. the white house announced alan gross, the american freed from the cuban prison as part of the
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deal to normalize relation was the countries, he will be in the first lady's box. expect the president to defend his policy on cuba. white house officials say the president is feeling embolden with the economy, recovering low gas prices and executive action and immigration and cuba. the approval ratings are ticking up. it is no surprise the president will take his message on the road to red states in idaho and kansas later this week. john. >> our thanks to jim. you can watch the state of the union coverage live tonight on cnn. one man who will likely watch on television is the senate minority leader harry reid. he will return to work today. the 75-year-old is still closely monitored by doctors after suffering four broken ribs and broken bones around his right eye. this happens during exercise accident last month. he is not expected to attend the state of the union address
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tonight. senator reid admits it might be possible he could lose vision in his injured eye. senate republicans forging ahead with the bill to begin construction of the keystone oil pipeline. they could begin to vote on the measure this afternoon. the battle over the $8 billion pipeline to drag into february. the president promised to veto this version of the bill. let's talk more about your money. shall we? alison kosik here. >> we shall. lots of green on the screen so far. asian stocks showing gains overnight. markets in shanghai and hong kong closing higher. markets in the u.s. are set for higher opening. we are seeing the federal reserve, they are talking about when to raise interest rates. they are on track to raise the short-term rates later this year. no big increase until june.
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short-term rates have been near zero. long-term could go down as investors worry about weak global growing and oil prices falling. the investment in the rocket company would value spacex at $10 billion. it is not clear what stake going the google would have in the company. this is to expand internet access to satellites. did you know there are people that don't have access to the internet. >> sometimes in their apartments in new york city. alison kosik, thank you. happening now. dozens dead. fighting intensifies in ukraine. russia is accused of fueling this fight. we are live with the latest developments right after the break.
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with the donetsk airport. let's bring in matthew chance with the latest. >> reporter: absolutely john. there have been allegations since the conflict began almost a year ago that russia has been deploying troops inside eastern ukraine to fight alongside the pro-russian rebels against the government. supplying them with tanks and rocket launchers and surface-to-air missiles. time and again, the russians have categorically denied that. volunteers fighting in ukraine, but saying none of the regular forces are there. that is what they are doing. rejecting the ukraine allegations. there has been fighting particularly around the airport in donetsk. it has an airstrip that can function. the government side and the rebel side both want to keep control of it. there has been very fierce fighting as the airport changes hands. currently it seems to be in the
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hands, majority of it in the ukraine government. big ukrainian oweffenseive to take that control. rebels are fighting back from the ukraine rebels saying the city donetsk has been shelled 37 times. the region around has been shelled 37 times in the past 24 hours and a number of people killed. more than a dozen or so injured as well. serious fighting taking place now in eastern ukraine amid concerns this could be the start of a much bigger escalation. >> serious fighting and not much talking right now. matthew chance for us in moscow. thanks. 16 minutes after the hour. a formal indictment for christopher cornell. the plan accused of plotting the terror attack at the capitol. the 20-year-old is being held without bond after his arrest last week. this man had been on the fbi radar for months. his alleged plot to detonate
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bombs at the capitol was thwarted with the help of the informant. jury selection begins today in the trial of james holmes. the man charged in the aurora colorado movie theater massacre. holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. prosecutors estimate there are 9,000 prospective jurors in the denver county. breaking overnight. a deadly bridge collapse that shutdown a stretch of 75 in cincinnati indefinitely. the bridge gave out late last night. not clear what caused it. the cincinnati fire department says the body of a construction worker who was killed has just been recovered. a truck driver suffered non-life threatening injuries. this morning, a software executive, his wife and four children unaccounted for after a huge fire destroyed their water waterfront mansion in annapolis.
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donald pyle and his family were an way from the home at the time. the cause is under investigation. a day of protests some violent, on the birthday of dr. martin luther king jr. in seattle, six people arrested and a police officer suffered a leg injury as traffic was disrupted disrupted. a similar scene in san mateo, california. protesters snarling traffic on the hayward bridge. then a dream for justice march and taking to the streets chanting racist cops have to go. and terry mcaullife is in the hospital. he was thrown from a horse and broke some ribs last month on vacation. doctors expect the injury to heal on its own, but had to admit him to the hospital because of fluid around his
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lungs. the procedure was successful. the governor is expected to return to work in the next few days. snow is in the forecast for the great lakes and mississippi valley today. let's go to meteorologist pedram javaheri for the early look at the weather. >> good tuesday morning, john. welcome back. let's talk about what is happening across the great lakes and midwest. notice the temperatures at this hour in the low to mid-30s. few spots in green bay down to 23 degrees. it feels colder after the nfc championship loss on sunday. it will be a nuisance snowmaker. the south is the big story. warmth taking place above average after a cold start to much of the southeast here in the last several weeks. 64 in atlanta. upper 60s in dallas. charleston 67 degrees. we following the disturbance with a piece pushing off to the northeast. the big weathermaker will be
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wednesday afternoon and wednesday night from new york down to philly. you could get some significant accumulations in spots. most is 2 inches in philly. that could be higher depending on the storm system in the next 24 hours. john. pedram javaheri, thanks. deflate-gate. what is the latest on the accusations that the new england patriots took air out of the footballs in their dramatic heroic win against the indianapolis colts. what on earth will happen? andy scholes has the details in the bleacher report next. your credit is in pretty good shape. >>pretty good? i know i have a 798 fico score thanks to the tools and help on experian.com. kaboom... well, i just have a few other questions. >>chuck, the only other question you need to ask is, "what else can you do for me?" i'll just take a water... get your credit swagger on. become a member of experian credit tracker and find out your fico score powered by experian.
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lindsey vonn won her 63rd world cup race in italy. she got a surprise from her boyfriend tiger woods. tiger was missing one thing. his front tooth. his agent says a photographer at the event bumped into tiger's mouth knocking out the tooth. the race organizers say woods never reported the incident. john i have to say if a tiger -- if a photographer knocked out one of tiger's teeth, i feel there would have been a commotion. considering anyone doing anything during one of his backswings. >> he doesn't have a great relationship with the press and photographers. maybe it is different when he is there watching ski racing. apparently he surprised lindsey vonn and flew away after it was over. andy scholes, thanks so much. a new terror threats from isis to tell you about this morning.
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>> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. >> the breaking news this morning, a chilling new threat from isis warning they will kill hostages new hostages if their demands are not met. this as a desperate push to stop terror in europe. leaders try to figure out how to prevent future attacks. we have live team coverage now. good morning. "early start" continues. i'm john berman. a chilling video from isis threatening to kill hosstagehostages. this time an attempt to extort $200 million from the japanese government. we have the latest from will rip ripley. >> reporter: john the timing of this and $200 million is
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significant. just two days ago, during the trip to the middle east, japanese prime minister shinzo abe pledged $200 million in the fight against isis. the terror group responsible for the deaths of so many people and the executioner believed to be jihadi john seen on tape executing two americans and two british citizens has appeared in a new video with two japanese citizens kneeling by his side. listen to what he is saying. >> to the prime minister of japan, although you are more than 8,500 kilometers away from the islamic state, you willingly have volunteered to take part in the crusade. >> reporter: the prime minister says he is furious about the threat against the lives of two japanese citizens. even in pledging the desist answer to isis he said japanese have a self defense force. they do to the want to send their soldiers into positions where they may be harmed.
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now the two citizens kenji, the journalist who posted last october and wasn't heard after covering the crisis in the middle east. on the right, haruma. he owns a private military company. he was taken in august. just a very difficult time for their families and hometowns in japan and this country. a pacifist country that has two citizens in grave danger in the hands of isis john. >> you said the japanese government officially does not pay ransom for hostages. any chance of wiggle room there? >> reporter: when the prime minister was questioned specifically about whether japan would be willing to pay the $200 million figure the prime minister did not answer specifically. he is appointing a top official to do everything possible to secures this release. japan has never open officially paid ransom. but this was a question of maybe
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an under the table deal. whether there are back channels to get the $200 million figure down, we will see what happens. >> our hearts go out to the families seen in the video. authorities are searching for the man they say is the ring leader of the cell raided last week in belgium. the the man they say is linked to isis. they say his name is abdelhamid abaaoud. some 200 german police officers raided 13 locations overnight. all part of the investigation into two alleged islamists arrested on friday. i want to go now to paris and our senior correspondent nic robertson. nic, developments overnight in france with suspect there iss there
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believed to be connected with the attacks in france. >> reporter: john, that is right. french authorities released five suspects late last night. four remains in custody. they will go before the magistrate today. all young men in their 20s. we are told we will hear the charges against them after they have been in front of the magistrate. we should hear more about why they should continue to be held. the five released have been questioned by police here. while this is going on in france in neighboring germany, those arrests by police 200 police in 13 locations raided. what we understand from the german authorities is these raids are not linked to imminent threat. more to their counterterrorism investigations into the two men arrested last week. the whole of northern europe very much on heightened state of alert and the belgium
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authorities awaiting extradition from greece of the suspect rounded up at the request of the belgium authorities. he will be transferred back to belgium custody. john. >> nic robertson for us. thank you. this gives you the sense why european officials are scrambling to ramp up counter terrorism efforts. officials are meeting in brussels. they have been discussing methods and ways to better fight terror. many of the ideas have been in place in the united states for some time. i want to go to our senior correspondent ivan watson in brussels now for the latest. good morning, ivan. >> reporter: good morning, john. european foreign ministers emerged last night from the first meeting since the shock of the deadly "charlie hebdo" attacks in paris and since an alleged jihadi plot to attack police officers was foiled here in belgium. they emerged from the meeting with more calls for coordination with european countries and
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middle east. one of the proposals on the table is to try to share more data about passengers on flights in and around europe. that's a motion that was proposed in the past but actually been pushed down vetoed by the european parliament seeking to protect privacy for european citizens. take a listen to the european foreign policy chief who said there needs to be more of an outreach to arab speaking citizens in europe but arab speaking neighbors in the mediterranean basin. >> i think we need to improve our capacity to speak arabic and read arabic and explain to the arab speaking population our policies and also to listen to the messages that are coming from the arab world. >> reporter: and she had also held a meeting, john with the secretary-general of the arab league. there seems to be more of an understanding this is not just a home grown european problem, but
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regional problem where europe needs to engage more on the counterterrorism efforts with arab countries. john. >> obviously the discussions have more urgency now with the developments all over. ivan watson thank you so much. new this morning, protests turning deadly. demonstrators in the nation of niger furious with the french magazine "charlie hebdo." demonstrators took to the streets. ten people have died and four dozen churches set on fire. bars and hotels burned to the ground. the governor of niger declared three days of mourning for the victims of the violence. in yemen, a cease-fire appears to be holding this morning after fighting monday around the presidential palace. the u.s. backed government in the capital of sanaa is part of the houthi group to gain power. this is a major concern to the united states and western governments.
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the situation already creating a power vacuum. al qaeda in the arabian peninsula based in yemen has been able to capitalize on that to increase their number and build recruits. happening today, president obama delivers the state of the union address in primetime. he will do so facing a new political environment. for the first time he will speak to the congress under complete republican control. cnn's jim acosta has the preview of the speech. >> reporter: john the white house shared much of what is in the state of the union address, there are still surprises in store. the white house says the theme is middle class economics and filled with tax breaks he spoke about for middle income earners.
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the tax credits add up to $200 billion. he would pay for that with new taxes for the rich and fees on the big banks. we are learning more about the message. alan gross, the american freed from the cuban prison to normalize relations with the two countries, he will be in the first lady's box. white house owefficials say the president is feeling embolden with the economy and executive actions on immigration and cuba performed well in the polls. the approval ratings are ticking up. with the numbers, it is no surprise the state of the union message will be on the road to red states for events in idaho and kansas later on this week. john. >> thanks jim at the white house. harry reid the senate minority leader plans to return to work today. the 75-year-old is still closely monitored by doctors after
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suffering four broken ribs and several broken bones around his right eye. he suffered an accident exercising last month. badly hurt. his new schedule has not been set. he is not expected to attend the state of the union address tonight. senator reid admits it is possible he could lose vision in his right eye. senate republicans forging ahead with the bill to begin construction of the keystone oil pipeline. they could vote on amendments this afternoon. the battle over the $8 billion pipeline could drag into february. the president has already promised to veto this version of the bill. let's talk about your money. alison kosik has the early look at that. >> let's do that. we are seeing lots of green arrows in global markets. europe markets are higher. about two hours into the trading day there. u.s. markets futures here pointing higher. u.s. markets closed monday
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because of the martin luther king holiday. we are keeping an eye on oil prices. holding below $50 a barrel. china clocked in with the gdp numbers showing the global growth continues to slow down. that is part of the reason we see oil prices continue to fall. less demand for oil won't chip away at the growing supply of oil. saudi arabia considered a key player in oil prices is content to let the market dictate supply and demand for now instead of cutting production. 49 deaths linked to the faulty ignition switch in cars by gm. it was only including people in the front seat in cars in the front-end crashes. the new numbers are anyone sitting in a car with the defect. this comes ahead of the january 31st deadline for victims to seek compensation. that change seems right.
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caused it. the cincinnati fire department says the body of a construction worker who was killed has just been recovered. a truck driver suffered non-life threatening injuries. a formal indictment for christopher cornell. the man accused of plotting the terror attack at the u.s. capitol. 20-year-old cornell is held without bond after his arrest last week. cornell had been on the fbi radar for months. his alleged plot was thwarted with the help of an informant. jury selection begins today in the trial of james holmes. he is the man charged in the 2012 aurora colorado movie theater massacre that left 12 dead and 58 wounded. the process of seating a jury could be a lengthy one. prosecutors estimate 9,000 prospective jurors in the denver county. this morning, a software executive, his wife and four children unaccounted for after the fire destroyed their mansion
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near annapolis, maryland. donald pyle and his family were away from the home at the time. officials say there is no evidence that the fire was tlib deliberately set. the day of protests. some violent on the birthday of dr. martin luther king jr. in seattle, six arrested and police officer suffered a leg injury as protesters disrupted highway traffic. some of them chanting black lives matter. in california 68 demonstrators detained by police after snarling traffic for two hours. in new york hundreds of protesters took part in a dream for justice march in harlem. some of the demonstrators chanting racist cops have to go. virginia give terry m mcauliffe hospitalized after treatment from a horse riding accident last month. the governor was in africa on vacation with his family when thrown from a horse.
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he broke several ribs. doctors expected the injury to heal on its own, but brought him to the hospital on monday because of an increase in fluid around his lungs. the procedure to drain the fluid was successful. the governor is expected to be released and return to work within the next few days. snow is in the forecast for the great lakes and the mississippi valley. let's get to meteorologist pedram javaheri for an early look at your weather. >> good morning, john. let's show you what is happening nationally today. temperatures going to be on the mild to very warm side across the southeast. 67 in charleston. pushing close to 70 in new orleans. washington to new york the cooling trend begins. d.c. it will get colder in the coming days. so far this morning, scattered snowshowers in the northern great lakes here. not much in the way of impressive accumulations. generally 1 to 2 inches. as it moves to the northeast, we are watching this for wednesday afternoon and evening. new york city to philly the 95 corridor we could have
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snowshowers there. impressive snow accumulation does not look to be the case for the major cities. philly at best 2 inches. it could cause disruption for evening travel. .25 inch of snowfall in mansfield, ohio. not much in the way of damage. long term forecast on the northeast, john going to be below average temperatures next week while the west warms up. >> thanks pedram. deflate-gate. controversy around the nfl. did the new england patriots intentionally deflate the footballs in the afc championship game against the colts on sunday. the nfl says it is investigating. why would they have done this? if you take air out of the ball it makes it easier to grip. the conditions were lousy on sunday. as i said the nfl is investigating to see if the
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balls were altered. both bill belichick and tom brady say they have no idea what is going on here. tom brady says the whole thing sounds like a joke. happening now, new fighting in ukraine. russia accused of sending troops across the border. we are live with the latest next. push your enterprise and you can move the world. ♪ ♪ but to get from the old way to the new you'll need the right it infrastructure. from a partner who knows how to make your enterprise more agile, borderless and secure. hp helps business move on all the possibilities of today. and stay ready for everything that is still to come. meet the world's newest energy superpower. surprised? in fact, america is now the world's number one natural gas producer... and we could soon become number one in oil. because hydraulic fracturing technology
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new this morning, it appears the battle for eastern ukraine is entering a new phase. the prime minister announcing tanks and rocket systems have been moved into his country. this following the recent escalation with the fighting of the pro-russian rebels from moscow. let's go to matthew chance with the latest. russia denies sending troops over the border. >> reporter: absolutely. they said there have been allegations in the past and they have been rejected then. they are doing the same this time. certainly there is an upsurge in fighting fighting. fighting particularly centered around the airport in donetsk.
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this is being fiercely fought over both by the ukrainian government forces and pro-russian rebels. it is not clear who is in control. a big government offensive to take control of the airport from the rebels. rebels say they are fighting back. the fighting extended to other areas surrounding the airport and into donetsk. the main rebel strong hold. rebel defense officials saying the area is under attack from shell fire from the government side. at least 37 times over the course of the past 24 hours. they are reporting four people killed and 20 people injured. there are casualties on the government side as well. there are new concerns now that this phase which has been ticking away, but relatively dormant may be entering a dangerous new phase. >> matthew chance in moscow. you get the chance that both
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sides figure the situation is growing worse by the day. matthew chance thank you. pope francis makes it official. the trip to the united states will include stops in new york and washington, d.c. along with the previously announced visit to philadelphia for the world meeting of families. vatican organizers say the pope's itinerary is still worked out. it could include an address to the united nations general assembly. the number of deaths tied to faulty gm ignition switches is rising. that as the deadline to file claims is looming. alison kosik will give us an early start on our money next. hello... i'm an idaho potato farmer and our big idaho potato truck is still missing. so my buddy here is going to help me find it. here we go. woo who, woah, woah, woah. it's out there somewhere spreading the word about americas favorite potatoes: heart healthy idaho potatoes
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the fed meets next week. no big moves are set to be reviewed until summer. new investors about slow growth. gm cars with the faulty ignition switch deaths is now up to 49. those new numbers reflecting anybody in the car involved in the crash related to the defect. anybody sitting anywhere in the car and the change could wind up meaning more payouts for people impacted by the issue. a january 31st deadline for victims to seek compensation. the wealthy 1% is expected to own more than anyone by next year. it estimates the richest 1% will have as much wealth as the other
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99% of us combined by 2016. that is the biggest inequality gap seen in years. this report comes as the president is expected to reveal proposals in the state of the union address which is tonight. the guess is the proposals have a slim chance of passing congress. >> slim is geniuseral generous. this could continue to 2016. >> it is a hotbed. >> alison kosik, i appreciate it. new terror threat from isis breaking isis is demanding $200 million in exchange for the lives of two japanese hostages. people in japan are bracing for the worst right now. a manhunt is under way for the leader of a suspected terror cell. >> isis directed this plot in belgium. president obama delivers his state of the union address tonight. >> we should skt wealthy to pay a little more and invest a
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little more. >> raising taxes on people that are successful is not going to make people who are struggling more skres skesful. in britain, it's not just no go zones there are actual cities like birmingham that are totally muslim. we're nonmuslims simply don't go in. >> this guy is clearly a complete idiot. >> there are neighborhoods where the women don't feel safe walking in those neighborhoods without veils. good morning, this is your "new day," it's tuesday, january 20th 6:00 in the east almost. a new isis video threatens to kill two japanese hostages but the terror group says it won't perform the cowardly amounts if it receives a $200 million ransom in the next 72 hours. this exchanging of perverse principle for cash just posted on militant websites this
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morning. showing a black-clad terrorist speaking with a british accent wielding a knife. >> the hostages seen in orange jumpsuits, include a freelance journalist and a man kidnapped in syria after going there to train with militant fighters. the message directly addresses the japanese prime minister. let's get to cnn's will ripley in beijing with the latest. what do we know will? >> we know that prime minister shinzo abe spoke within the last hour, saying the terrorists need to be dealt with expressing outrage showing two citizens of japan kneeling between a man called jihadi john. >> to the prime minister of japan, although you

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