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they could to pull off on every lead and pursue those who took the girls from the school in eastern nigeria. listen, they're under intense scrutiny especially when the amnesty natural report has come out of advance warning, something the nigerian government strongly denies. cnn has been covering the story from the very beginning and has spoken to local residents in the area and as well as the local senator and they are painting the same picture. the same picture of missteps saying there was a response that was lacking in urgency and that was not robust enough and that the nigerian military personnel got advance warning. and president jonathan was the first to defend the response to the attack. listen to what he had to say. >> they started work immediately.
responded immediately. someone gives the impression response was slow that is not true. that is not correct. with my two yips closed, i will not sleep with my eyed closed until these girls are safely back. >> reporter: the president saying he won't sleep with both eyes closed until the girls are back. a little background. let's back up and give you background to amnesty's report. informed of the impending attack, four hours, four hours beforehand, but could not raise enough troops to respond. a contingent of about 15 soldiers and a handful of police officers were left in chibol to fend aoff the militants.
>> they said the information was received by military officials and immediately after the information was received, senior officials in the area were contacted and alerted, and prior to that, not happened within that period, from after 7:00 p.m., because initially according to our sources, they thought this information was just routine information from vigilantes who had been placed in various villages and towns across the states. >> reporter: amnesty international researcher, speaking to me on friday. again, we want to be clear, the government and military officials have been adamant in denial of this report. i spoke with the administration minister and here is what he had to say. >> i don't believe amnesty natural investigated this or just had a report on someone telling them that informed the
nigerian military not to talk of the government now and didn't do anything about it. it appears to me much more sort of injury already sustained. i will clearly this. that the military received the report we will investigate it. we will investigate it. >> reporter: so let me -- all right. but let me tell you, before you keep scorn on amnesty international. >> no, amnesty -- >> reporter: let me tell what you has been backed up by people cnn has spoken to in the region who say exactly the same thing. that they got advance warning that they passed on that information to relevant authorities, that no backup was sent. >> that's what i'm saying. i will like to investigate, but i know for sure as minister that we at the federal government
level, that this should not--don't forget -- >> reporter: is really not the issue anymore that is the issue. >> reporter: no, it is not the issue. respectfully, mr. minister that is not the issue at hand -- >> -- we believe that those on duty would be informed an attack would take place four hours, and they did attack. i believe the -- informed commanders, even if they could not move, and i'm sure the nigerian military acted. we will investigate. >> reporter: you are saying this is not true? you are saying what amnesty, what cnn discovered, is not true? >> yes. we will investigate it. >> reporter: you hear the nigerian minister robust in his defense how they handled any information they got regarding an impending attack, saying that they did mnot get advance
warning, did not sit on their hands. when it all comes down to it, it's about the girls. the more than 300 girls not seen in three weeks. that is where the focus must be. for the family, the grief, frustration and helplessness is building. day by day, these people are living a nightmare. all they want is their girls back and they want answers. i had the chance to sit down with one ma who had two daughters, two of his daughters, kidnapped by boko haram. >> in the morning, all of us, we start visiting each other, and we learned from one of the chibol men that all of the schoolgirls have been loaded by boko haram. no one left. then we went to the school. we found nothing in the school. all the school had been burned down. we reported the matters. we went to the soldiers.
the soldiers were not there. >> reporter: there were no soldiers there? >> yes. >> reporter: and i'm sure you were hoping maybe your daughters escaped? >> escaped to the bush. maybe they would come back home. we are still waiting until the next day. none of them come. we learn from [ inaudible ] four of the ladies come home. >> reporter: so the girls that jumped off the vehicle what did they tell you about what happened in the school when boko haram came? what did they tell ub a the atta you about the attack? >> they say boko haram when they attacked they went into the school. they went into the school and bring them all together and tell them that we are here for your protection. don't fear. all of you sit all together. they say we are army.
we are going to protect you. don't fear. and from that time they all got together in one place. then after all, they start burning the school. these people just said they are here for us, but see what they are doing. they are not a good people. they start to escape, or to run away. >> reporter: so you hear, errol, that father who says he lost two daughters in that kidnapping attack by boko haram, in total, six members of his family were carried off. four relatives also taken and he said all they do is cry now, in their house. that's all they do, as they sit and they hope and they pray that the girls will be returned to them. errol? >> it speaks, also, to that sense of helplessness that so many of these relatives have had. i know even this past week some of them raised their own money
to fund their own searches to go into the forest to look for their daughters, bought i want to rewind back to that very interesting and noteworthy interview you did there with the information minister, and what made that interview interesting, if viewers want to go online and watch that is that he didn't seem to want to accept when you said, we are hearing from people that live there that took four hours. amnesty international, of course, getting reports from locals. he said more inconceivable that his troops wouldn't have acted. do you get the sense, now that you've been there for the week and seen international officials come in and out, that the government is really frustrated, not just by folks in the country, this bring back our girls campaign was borne out of a helplessness, feeling the government didn't do enough, do you get the sense the government is frustrated by this exterior scrutiny and having, really, been held to task on so many questions? >> i think anyone who watched
that interview would have seen and picked up very clearly that sense of frustration, the pace of response from the nigerian government right now. he made a statement in the conversation it seems the nigerian government is on trial. the word he used. my response, this is not about putting the nigerian government on trial, but how they handled the situation, the scrutiny of the way they handle this situation. that is the urgency now. they feel a deliberative attempt to point fingers and, to use the same phrase, heap scorn on the nigerian government. i would say again, this is about the missing girls. about us just asking the right questions because the parents on the ground, the parents affected by this are so desperate, errol for information, desperate to know what is going on especially because as they tell us, and
that man that i spoke to, that father said it took 21 days before he saw any kind of significant response on the part of the government. it is because of that frustration that we continue to press and continue to ask the questions as to what are you doing now? what happened in your response? where do we go from here? that is all this is about. it is about scrutinizing the government response and where they're going and what they're doing to bring these girls back. so you know, the fact that they are getting, it would appear, somewhat frustrated, well, we're going to continue to ask the questions. >> there you have it. and we should mention, this isn't a new problem. boko haram killed more than 2,000 people in nigerian this year alone. certainly nigh year januaerians government to get a handle on this. you'll see our reporter throughout the weekend. fantastic work. thank you very much. a deadly don frict conflict
world's youngest nation may be coming to an end. south sudan's president signed a cease-fire agreement with a rebel leader declaring hostilities would end within 24 hours of signing the pact. you see it happening there. fighting broke out back in december in south sudan you may remember claiming thousands of lives and forced more than 1 million people to flee their homes. pro-russian separatists gearing up for a referendum on sunday hoping to gain more autonomy from kiev. the planned vote comes amid heightened violence in the country. this happens each and every week. clashes erupted in a city on friday. further fueling flames russian president vladimir putin's first visit to crimea. in the eastern city of donetsk joins us now. a number of things happening there this weekend. this referendum going ahead despite vladimir putin's call to
delay them. you could describe this as a victory lap through crimea boosting russian is a tort in eastern ukraine and other parts of the country. how do you describe the atmosphere where you are now? >> reporter: at this point, quite tense here. everybody is waiting to see if this referendum is going to go ahead and referendum officials insist that it will. in fact, i just spoke to the head of the referendum committee here, and he insists preparations are under way, they are 90% ready, his words, and that he expects a 70% turnout. of course, this is in the context of fighting happening on the streets there. the polling stations, nobody's even quite sure where the polling stations will be, where they can even cast a vote. so it's all very unclear at this point whether or not this referendum is a actually going to be able to take place, even though donetsk, people's
republic officials, what they call themselves here is going to take place. the big question, what happens after the referendum? we expect results to come out late tomorrow night, but then whether it's a yes or a no what is the reaction going to be? we already know, of course, kiev says this is legitimate. even if a ren ren dumb is hefer doesn't apply in any way. what it is certainly going to do, increase tensions which are already at a boiling point, errol. >> in donetsk, we'll keep our eyes closely connected to ukraine as we watch events leading up to the referendum sunday. thanks very much. all for you coming up in "cnn newsroom," anti-government demonstrators target thailand's government house and tv stations. live to bangkok for the latest on tensions there. plus -- how north korea seems to be provoking the south by way of a new drone program. stay with us.
welcome back to "cnn newsroom," earn. i'm erroll barnette. thailand's prime minister was ousted in the latest round of back and forth political tugs in the country. our reporter is in bangkok covering all angles's this. yesterday when we saw you at this time you were at a, i guess we could call a a pro-government rally yesterday? those who didn't support the ousted prime minister. today you're at a scene of those who do support the ousted prime minister. just set the scene for us, and give us a bit of comparison at these two opposing forces there. >> reporter: errol, yes, yesterday at an anti-government protester house. today is a day for the pro-government protesters to come out in force. we haven't seen them hold any kind of rally for about a month
now, and just to set the scene, just to compare where i was yesterday with today, look at all of this traffic, errol. these are all people heading to the main stage. every road leading up to the road which is where, one of the main, popular, very beautifully lined streets in bangkok where the main stays for the red shirts, supporters of president shinneluck is. 30,000 people, we're told, are already here. many more on their way. tens of thousands of more mainly from the rural heartland across thailand, because that is the power base of the apartheid party. the previous government and the present government. yesterday maximum of 10,000 to 20,000. already we're seeing far more pro-government support today.
they have detracted against the yellow shirts holding various protests around the city in central bangkok where on the outskirt we've seen them blockading tv stations. nevertheless, today is the day for the red shirts to come out. as far as security is concerned, by the way, we're not seeing that much. we're told 2,500, security guards provided by the red shirts themselves and in addition around 1,000 security personnel on standbip fr standb government. errol? >> those that aren't aware, the ousted prime minister comes from a long political family in thailand. in essense, though ties could have been her undoing. have we heard from the president? are we likely to hear from her
soon? >> reporter: she has finally been dismissed but the family wants to see the thai party eradicated of that name. we haven't herd from yingluck shinnewatt herself talking about the dismissal by the court. interestingly it says that the cons stu constitutional court decision is not legal. they believe this is unconstitutional pointing out there are points in the constitution what she did, moving civil servants is actually illegal. they're basically saying this is a judicial coup, not her wrongdoing but a ganging up against her essentially. not heard from her, and we're not likely as has been said to
see her onstage today. i'll tell you why. that's because what they're trying to do is distance the apartheid party from the pro-government registered. if anything does happen, as we've seen several times clashes breaking out. water cannons, tear gas having to be used, clashes between red shirts and yellow shirts, then there is no one terribly senior here that can then be involved or have any kind of allegations of wrongdoing connected to it. so this day is about the people coming out and showing their support. i'm told they're bussing them in from rural communities as well. as you can see, it hasn't stopped yet. errol? >> all right. a live report there for us on the scene in bangkok, thailand. thank you. you are watching "cnn newsroom" from cnn center. coming up next, a look at the oscar pistorius murder trial. how will they top ballistic experts that testified? what did's he say? what impact will it have?
the oscar pistorius murder trial continued friday with an expert witness who disputed the state's account of what happened the night reeva steenkamp was killed. we have the report. >> -- could not have been a gun to the head. >> why do you say that? >> if her hand was covering the -- against it, i would not expect that tissue to travel -- on the inside of the hand. >> a respected south african ballistic expert casting doubt on a key part of the case against oscar pistorius. they say oscar pistorius's girlfriend reeva steenkamp did not appear to be in a defensive position when pistorius shot her. the prosecution maintains he and steenkamp. a heated argument and she and
ran to the bathroom. pistorius says there was an intruder in his home and the death of his girlfriend was a horrible mistake. >> a woman heard screaming. >> reporter: in the state's cross-examination, heated exchanges. the prosecutor versus the ballistic expert. >> you showed your bias. you just wanted to say -- that's all. >> no. my lady, i'm not biased. >> reporter: meanwhile, an invitation from the state, off her chair to get a closer view of the bullet holes. >> may i invite the court to observe the toilet from close, close up? >> reporter: a laser exhibit shows the bullet trajectories through the door in a re-creation of pistorius' bathroom. in a cross-examination, he stuck to his interpretation that physical evidence tells a story that will be interpreted differently by different experts, based on their experience. >> my lady, what happened behind
that door we will never know. >> reporter: this week we also heard from some of oscar pistorius's immediate neighbors, who testified to hearing a man screaming and not a woman screaming. we also heard from a probation officer who had been assigned to look after oscar pistorius in the days after the shooting, and she said she wanted to tell the court his emotions were genuine, he was heartbroken and seemed heartbroken in the hours and days after the shooting. for cnn, pretoria. this week south africa wrapped up successful and peaceful elections, but we do have this development just in to us out of alexandria north of johannesburg 59 people arrested an election protests. using bullets and a stun grenade to disburse people there. things have calmed down and
peace returned. the president received just over 62% of the vote for a fifth consecutive term in power. the democratic alliance, though, the main opposition, came in second with 22%. still ahead, here on "cnn newsroom," surviving terror. one man shares his experience as a victim of an islamic group boko haram. and as tensions boil over in ukraine, russia's president visits crimea for victory celebrations. the latest from russia after this. [ male announcer ] if you can clear a table [ sneezes ] without lifting a finger, you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec® for powerful allergy relief. and zyrtec® is different than claritin® because it starts working faster on the first day you take it. ♪ zyrtec®. muddle no more™. [ female announcer ] and now introducing children's zyrtec® dissolve tabs for full 24 hour allergy relief.
russian president vladimir putin made his first visit to crimea. he was there friday to participate in a victory day celebration. as mr. putin visited, look at this, clashes erupted against pro-russian separatists and those in the city. hundreds of anti-government protesters continued demonstrations in the thai capital bangkok demanding the interim government be replaced by an unelected people's council. thousands of pro-government supporters are rallying just outside the city calling the ouster of the prime minister a judicial coup. more than 240 anti-government demonstrators arrested by venezuelan authorities were take ton court friday detained a day earlier in an operation to clear out four protest camps there in caracas. the united nations expressed concern about the raid, but venezuela's justice minister insists this raid was necessary
to ensure public safety. more now on our top story, the nearly 300 girls kidnapped and still missing right now in nigeria, where u.s. and british teams arrived in the capital city to help the government's search for these girls. our correspondent barbara starr that details. >> reporter: the names of the missing schoolgirls go up for all to see. >> there's no question we're race against a clock here. they've been gone for a long time. >> reporter: three week afrs the kidnapping of inping of more t girls, u.s. military on the ground joined by fbi and other personnel. the obama administration insists it's been pressing the nigerians to act. >> we had made repeated offers of assistance and it was only just this week when the nigerians accepted the offer of this coordination cell and within 48 hours people were moving. >> reporter: u.s. officials caution they are only offering advice.
the nigerian military will have to conduct any rescue mission. a rescue mission that may encounter boko haram militants armed with libyan machine gurns, rocket propelled grenades and other weapons grabbed hundreds of miles away in libya after the fall of moammar gadhafi. >> boko haram may have got hold of surface-to-air missiles including sa-7 missiles. there's significant concern about that. not absolute proof they've obtained these, but significant concern. >> reporter: now a claim from amnesty international that nigerian security forces were aware of a plan to attack the school four hours before it happened, but failed to deploy enough troops. nigerian security forces knew about boko haram's impending raid, but failed to take the immediate action needed to stop it, the group said in a statement. the nigerian government adamantly denies it knew
anything about an impending attack on the school. behind the scene, the u.s. is talking to the nigerians about sharing satellite imagery and electronic communications, but with every day that goes by, those girls are in more jeopardy. barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. as you heard, many times the group boko haram is key in this story. its claimed responsibility for scores are attacks on christian and government targets throughout nigeria over the past decade, but not many people faced the insurgents and lived to tell about it. davidmattingly caught up with one moon who did. >> reporter: the scars on his face reveal his pain. >> just like al qaeda, they are very, very destructive. >> reporter: he has a warning
about the nigerian terrorist group boko haram and their lead leader shekau. >> should americans be worried? >> absolutely. everything he says he will do, he does it. >> reporter: in 2012, a young, handsome ambitious banker, part of the christian minority in the northeastern town when masked boko haram gunmen charged his church and chanted, "god it great." >> what did they do? >> shoot everybody. everybody on site. >> reporter: what happened? >> they shot everybody in the head. >> reporter: when it was over, there were 13 dead. shot in the face, he was the only one to survive. >> i knew it was over for me, and the only thing i could do was to say a last prayer, which was blood of jesus, cover me, and that was it for me.
>> reporter: the bullet from an ac 47 blew away his jaw, lips and part of his tongue. surgeons in london struggled to rebuild his face. >> i think after my first surgery in london, they showed me -- gave me a mirror. >> reporter: what did you see? >> i saw a different person. >> reporter: it was just the beginning of a long road of recovery. more than a dozen surgeries later, and still more to go, he is a full-time patient now living in houston. he is out of immediate danger, but not free from fear. the town where he used to live is only about 60 miles from where boko haram abducted the 276 young schoolgirls. watching the menacing ramblings of the group's leader on ebay, he says the threats are real. >> if he says he's going to csel
these girls, do you believe him? >> yes. >> reporter: so he prays for their safety, just as he once prayed for his own, and hopes the world takes action to stop a group responsible for so much death. david mattingly, cnn, houston. >> wow. a story that is so remarkable for the nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by boko haram, any road to recovery will be a tough one, but sister rosemary narumbe knows precisely what's that liked. she's works extensively with african women who escape the warlord coney and his resistance group. >> we need to build in them confidence again. they may not be ready to talk but we've got to show them that we are listening to them, were e are with them and we are going to be with them from where they think they've lost hope.
we are to say hope is still there for you and to tell them your dignity is actually not stolen from you. we have to restore their dignity. even in the education robbed from them now, we must say, you still have a chance. >> and sister rosemary was recently named one of "time" magazines 100 most influential people, and certainly her message there, hope, is essential in situations like this. with a backdrop of war ships and military planes, vladimir putin's visit to crimea displayed no shortage of russian military might. the president's trip came as tensions across eastern ukraine neared a boiling point and separatists there get ready to vote in a ren ren duferendum su. yo joining us live in moscow, watching victory celebrations yesterday in red square. president putin afterwards literally went on his victory lap to crimea.
>> reporter: yes. it was a day loaded with very controversial symbolism, i suppose. the very idea, the very sight of thousands of russian troops marching through the center of the russian capital, red square, displaying the latest refurbi refurbished military hardware was controversial, particularly any other a time of this period of renewed cold war-style tensions with the west. russia, as it does every year,s did played it's continental missiles and a kind of message it's still a nuclear superpower, so don't forget that in the west. more symbolism. one of the first vehicles to parade across red scare, an apc, armored personnel military carrier, carrying a russian flag. a territory annexed by ukraine a few weeks ago. a very controversial message and a message which said, look,
crimea is russia's now for keeps, regardless of what anybody in the international community thinks. that message reaffirmed, of course, by the dramatic visit of vladimir putin, the russian president to crimea itself. he arrived in the black seaport in crimea to jubilant crowds when he addressed them and spoke of the need to defend the motherland, and all of these kind of national pride slogans that he's been repeating very often over the course of the past several days and weeks, errol. >> and what of this referendum sunday in many eastern ukrainian self-declayed republics? president putin has publicly said, don't do it. these groups are saying they're going to do it anyway, and how is russia monitoring and watching this? >> reporter: well, i'm sure it is monitoring and watching it, although i'm not sure. in fact, i don't think it has observers on the ground. it was the only country that
expressed interest in sending observers because everybody else basically regards these referendum as illegitimate and illegal. in fact, president putin has done a u-turn saying he doesn't want the independent referendum to go ahead either calling on separatists and pro-russian groups in the south and east of ukraine not to stage these referendum right now but postpone them instead and gave his backing to the 25th of may, presidential election in ukraine. another major u-turn in policy on the part of the kremlin, and interesting to sort of try and work out why he did that, perhaps he believed that the -- the pro-russian groups on the ground would not be able to deliver the kind of clear mandate for independence that, for instance, was delivered in crimea before russia annexed it. perhaps the kremlin believes it can better achieve its aims of a more federal constitution in ukraine by supporting those may 25th presidential election, but
certainly it seems that the people on the ground have decided to not heed the words of the russian president. and that in itself, i think, undermines this western claim. in the end it's vladimir putin who's pulling the strings of the separatists on the ground in eastern and southern ukraine. perhaps the intention of vladimir putin's remarks in the first place, errol. >> yes. we'll see how things unfold this weekend. matthew chance live in moscow. you are watching "cnn newsroom." coming up it's cheap and apparently effective. what appears to be north korea's latest threat against south korea. also, with us or against us? mexico's anti-drug vigilantes told to stop the fight and join the police. we'll bring that to you, after this.
welcome back. all right. i'm going to be brutally honest here. they looked more like a weekend project than the cutting edge of espionage. still, three drone-like unmanned aircraft have been found inside south korea, leads sense from the north. while they pose very little danger to the seoul government, they made it through air defenses. we have a report. >> reporter: this is the latest north korean tool in its war on the west. drones. not technically sophisticated but programmed to slip into south korean airspace, fly over military installations and the presidential residence, and bring back images. found crashed in south korea near the border with the north, u.s. and korean investigators determined they were sent by kim jong un's military.
just as the north was lobbying missiles in the region and is believed to be on the verge of a new nuclear test. >> i wouldn't read too much in terms of the materiel impact. i think the psychological aspect of it is perhaps more damaging. >> reporter: the drone discovery comes as the dictator launched a personal attack on president obama having his state media publish a rant laced with racial slurs from north korean citizens, referring to the president as a monkey, and calling for "divine punishment to the juvenile dliv consequent obama." the obama administration was not amused. >> the leader of north korea should focus more on improving the lives of his own people than in saying these kind of ridiculous things. >> reporter: recent satellite images indicate increased activity at north korea's main nuclear site and seoul says the tunnel is being sealed. a final step before detonation. a former member in the inner circle of kim's father, kim
jong-il, told kreefty ahn amanpour, the son is acting out to consolidate his own power. >> but he has no one inside north korea. he did not build up his power to get where he was. he received it symbolically. >> reporter: south korea is so worried about ongoing military threats from the north that the country's vice defense minister said this week that president obama and president park agreed during this recent summit to shelf the transfer of control of troops on the korean peninsula from u.s. to korean control indefinitely. for cnn, the state department. now to news out of mexico. a saturday deadline has been set in the country for all vigilante groups to disband or face arrest. the group's reform to fight drug cartel. now the state says they actually threaten its own authority. as nick parker reports, some say it's just too dangerous to disband.
>> reporter: this vigilante in the flashpoint state here is registering his guns. they must be kept at home, or their owners need to join a rural police force under state authority. the government estimates there are nearly 3,000 vigilantes in the state. alfredo was appointed by mexico's president to restore order here. >> translator: we've arrived at a point where it is easy to wear a white shirt which says vigilante. we detained 100 vigilantes committing trials. they told us the groups were infiltrated and we had to take major steps. >> reporter: known for its beautiful capital but the state plagueed by insecurity for decades. mexico began its drug war here in 2006, and it's also where the new president launched his first major military offensive. the vigilante groups were formed
in rural areas last year in response to continued violence and intimidation by the area's biggest drug cartel. they say the state was unable to protect their villages and began taking over territory occupied by the cartel. [ applause ] last month, the government struck a deal with the main leaders of the groups. they would disarm by may 10th as the government pored in troops and police to secure the state. so, will they keep to the deal? >> one thing we have noticed is this sort of emerging tension within the leadership of the vigilante movement, and suggesting that perhaps some of them are less willing to lay down their arms railroad the vigilante's new spokesman sounded a defiant tone just days before the deadline. it's hard to give up, half way, he says. we need to continue the fight, wherever it takes us. we have to look for organized crime in all corners.
the government has arrested local politicians accused of car tell links and captured or killed three senior figures. but the overall leader, gomez, remains a large. a sticking point with the vigilante groups. >> translator: they're the first ones who know very well in the case of this person, he is completely surrounded and unable to operate. if they didn't know, they would have more skepticism regarding the issue of disarmament. >> reporter: if some vigilantes don't lay down arms and submit to state authority, are you prepared for armed conflict with them? >> translator: we are prepared to restore order. in this sense, we are the first who don't want blood to be spilled. we are clear they're going to be disarmed, and they will not have the mobility, because of the checkpoints we will put in place. >> reporter: sunday will be the final test of a shaky disarmament deal. nick parker, cnn, mexico.
you are watching "cnn newsroom" live from cnn center. coming up for you, the white house is making changes, it says, that will help combat climate change. really, how dramatic are the changes? we'll look at an alarming report that shows what could happen if things go unchecked? also for you, a look at big, beat bucks. there are reports apple could make dr. dre rap's first billionaire. more about this, after the break.
u.s. president barack obama says it's time to tackle climate change, and that taking steps to combat climate change can be good for his nation's economy. he's using his executive powers to push plans aimed at cutting pollution by hundreds of millions of tons and saving businesses nearly $26 billion on their energy bills. last summer workers installed u.s.-made solar panels on the white house roof in a so-called
energy retrofit. this week the administration release add sobering new report about climate change. tom foreman has more. >> reporter: when you talk about global climate change, of course it is an international problem, but this new report from the white house wants people to focus on the national part of the equation, and changes we might see here and it does it region by region. it starts with the northeast part of the country. remember superstorm sandy? what they're saying in this report is things like that. extreme rains, extreme snows, could become more common in that region knocking out infrastructure, roads, bridges, railroads, power supplies. down in the southeast part of the country, think about all the coastland down there. they're saying you'd see more billion dollar storms. let me bring in map and show you precisely what we're talking about. we're saying these storms, massive hurricanes that do more than $1 billion worth of damage, this is a map showing where they have been. you see the south and southeast hit the hardest. more of those likely on the way
if nothing changes, according to the white house report. the midwest, where agriculture is so important. there the growing seasons might get longer, but unexpected frost and prolonged droughts could ultimately lead to less crop production. out in the great plains where water is always an issue saying they could expect even more water problems. down in the southwest, around southern california, areas like that, we always talk about wildfires and the erosion that follows. more of that could be in the offing and in the northeast, could be a tax essentially on the timber production by insects and diseased trees. things that would allow timber to not do as well as it once did before. all projections from the white house and they say even if nothing is done, because of natural events and man-made events, there's going to be a change by 2100. thinking it could go up 4 to 5 degrees on average in terms of the temperature change, but if nothing it done, they're saying,
even if you take all the steps and nothing is done, it could get this bad. the change much more. 8 to 9 degrees. >> doesn't sound good. following that, currently severe weather crossing the united states. rain around the world. at the world weather center we have details. ivan? >> reporter: another round of storms actually continues to move to the east, but yesterday we had severe weather that was stretching from texas all the way up into toronto with numerous reports of hail, heavy rainfall and flooding that is ongoing across the gulf coast and new orleans getting hit hard over the overnight hours with very heavy rainfall as all of this continues to push east. the severe weather threat diminishing today. still rainfall, afternoon showers and storms certainly not like we've had over the last couple of days. cleaning up for a while. it's going to take a while for the water to recede down towards new orleans. likewise for our good friends in
mexico. this was, of course, what was almost a tropical storm we had, almost forming here. amanda. didn't get a name, but a lot of flan a short amount of time, acapulco, people still vacationing. it's supposed to be nice. 23 millimeters average in the entire month. still in the dry season. look at that. 151 millimeters, torrential rain to the east. likewise, another wet weekend coming up. rainfall today and into tomorrow for places like hong kong, stretching through shanghai, east of beijing and then heading into japan. look at what we've done in hong kong since thursday. 163 millimeters. so pretty much picking up half the monthly average in just a few days and it's still raining. we're still adding to that tally. 92 millimeter in other parts of china. we'll continue to watch that. the front, very active. we get these lows that just kind of develop along here. especially down to the south.
continuing to pour here with heavy rainfall. watch for that. sometimes the trigger for the significant landslides we get this time of year. further west in europe, look at that low rolling through uk, ready for gusting winds over the next few days and more rain. >> ivan, thanks. rapper, producer and now possibly billionaire. dr. dre is known for his exploits on the stage than the boardroom but is reportedly on the verge of having the company he co-founded bought by apple. christine romans has more on that. >> reporter: how much would you pay to be cool? if you're apple, $3.2 billion. according to reports, that's the price tag apple may pay to buy the headphone company started by this guy. >> billionaire boyz club for real, homey. huh? fix your face. fix your face. >> the rapper, dr. dre, not the only hip-hop mogul who won ever big business.
when when apple samsung paid jay-z to access his album one week before someone else. he says i'm not a business -- i'm a businessman. and puff daddy, sean combs partnered with a sales group. from 50,000 case as year in 2007 to nearly 2 million today. even controversial rappers like kanye west paid premiums. ♪ hey, maybe we can make it to christmas ♪ >> from nike last year for $10 million. latest sneakers dropped this summer called yeezys. lower case i. remember when blackberry tried to buy cool through a partnership with alicia keys? ♪ shthis girl is on fire ♪ >> lasted about a year. laid off 40% of workers and keys herself got in trouble when she wheated from an iphone. trying to buy cool, make sure you have a cool product to sell.
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