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>> it is the worst flooding many in the balkans have ever seen. three months worth of rain fell in just three days, stranding people in their homes. among the worst hit areas, serbia and boston and sagonia. thousands of people have been evacuated. >> so far we've evacuated many people. now more and more people are asking to be evacuated because we can't distribute food to all of them, and we don't know where to find some of the people who are trapped in order to bring food to them. >> they will join thousands of others already holed up in thousands of shelters. >> people are in a panic,
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running. i was really glad we didn't drown. houses are flooded. i don't know where we will live. >> it was so sad to look at those children. there was so much water. >> serbia's prime minister expressed his gratitude for the outpouring of support from russia and several european member states who have sent rescue and aid teams into the flooded areas. >> translator: it is my duty in the name of the serbian government to thank people from around the world. i thank all t i think all the policemen, all the professionals and soldiers, are aware of how much they helped. >> another round of help is expected, especially the rivers around the area in serbia. rescuers in the town have started recovering the first bodies associated with the disaster, and authorities fear what they will find when the floodwaters recede. >> it's a very serious situation. we want to speak now to
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correspondeour correspondent. right now he is on the bank of the sava river. he works for our affiliate. thanks very much for your time. set the scene for us. how bad are things where you are now? >> right now i'm standing on the sava river bank on the western entrance for the city of belgrade where volunteers have made a bank out of sandbags in 5 kilometres length to protect the buildings that are only a few hundred meters away. the water is literally in line with the pedestrian walkside. people i talk to say they aren't afraid but are concerned for others outside of belgrade, especially south of belgrade in western serbia.
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heavy machines have managed to make the power plant safe. in charge of energy, they said our bigger problem is the fact that the k lugar mine has stopped working, and they say the loss is approximately 100 million euros. our supplies in serbia is not jeopardized but importing electrici electricity. the sun is shining today and weather forecast is good. 25 degrees celsius is expected and evacuation of people is still ongoing. we are still counting human victims and we're around 6,000 people so far have been evacuated. there are still people who need help and soldiers, policemen and firefighters are still trying to get to them. the latest news is that 17 people died in floods.
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near the border, they are out of electricity and the ground crashed in the movement of the flood. they are fighting potential diseases after the withdrawal of an airplane carrying water pumps, power generators and lifeboats. and i will just emphasize the situation in bosnia one more time. there is still drama out there. 27 people died and they said the damage is more than 500 million euros. the number of people affected have risen to 1.5 million. around 10,000 people have been
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evacuated so far. 2,000 people have entered, and i don't know if you can see the belgrade airport carrying people. the helicopter within the following hours so we'll have the whole picture of how big this is. >> giving us an overview of how massive of an issue this flooding is. he talked about concerns with power plants, people using sandbags, and he didn't mention another issue, land mines. land mines placed 20 years ago in wars there, and now they're coming loose in these waters as well. thank you very much for your very comprehensive update there on the line with us just on the banks. s ark -- of the sava river in belgrade. >> even if the weather improves,
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harry joins us from the national weather center. if the rainfall continued, it would be worse but there are still a lot of problems. >> the problems will continue for another week or two weeks, perhaps, across this region, rosie, and the sava river stretches 600 miles, and about 8 million people live along the river. water comes upstream from about a week ago so people have already been impacted, eventually makes its way downstream, so people yet to see any moisture will be impacted along that bank. we had high pressure to the west, we had high pressure to the east and a storm system literally stuck in place. it kind of resembles a greek omega. the storm system literally broke away from the storm system and just began dumping rainfall over the region and made rainfall
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across this region, heavy rainfall in recent days. it eventually meets up with the danube river. it's 22 feet high. that was the water levels across this region. here's the flood stage. it actually broke a record from 1981. the forecast from them is bringing the water back towards reality. downstream belgrade, notice where we are right now, the forecast for them continues to rise wednesday into thursday. that's the issue here. air will touch down across this region over 100,000 mines unexploded and 10,000 fields across this region. so it's going to cause issues for a lot of people, guys. >> appreciate that picture, harry. let's look at some other stories in the news right now. >> a couple things we want to show. let's turn to turkey where the country's semi-official news agency reports that four coal mine employees have been rescued
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in the aftermath of turkey's worst ever mining disaster. two engineers and a security chief are in custody at the courthouse in the town where the accident took place. 201 people died. news of a merger in the telecommunication industry in the united states. at&t says it has reached a deal to acquire directv. the $50 billion stock and cash deal is subject to the approval of regulators. and another business headline for you here, in the pharmaceutical industry, britain's astrazeneca has just rejected pfizer's bid of $117 billion bid. they said it needs to be more than 10% higher. pfizer said this was its final offer. well, there's been more on
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resident vietnam as china sends nearly half a dozen ships there to continue evacuations. 3,000 chinese nationals have already fled the country. for more, cnn's david mckenzie joins us live from beijing. so david, china is planning to evacuate thousands more of its citizens from vietnam but the drilling will continue. what triggered this from the start and where is it all going? >> well, rosemary, it was triggered at the start when china sent its rig into the disputed area of the paris hill islands. that was with a state company, oil company. then immediately the vietnamese surrounded it, and there has been a lot of tension in that area. just to kind of go forth with the timeline, then the vietnamese government apparently tacitly allowed protests because
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they're illegal in vietnam. it spiralled out of control last week. two chinese citizens were killed, several severely injured. now we're in the state where the chinese government appears to be taking the threat to the citizens very seriously in vietnam. two more ships have arrived in vietnam. some 4,000 chinese nationals will be evacuated. this is a very large-scale evacuation. many thousands already have left by boat and by plane, and it appears now also the chinese are turning the economic screws on vietnam in this current spat. so certainly a tense time, and this isn't the end of the story by any means. rosemary? >> david, it's worth pointing out vietnamese rely on chinese investment in the country, and it's asked people to stop protesting, but will that be enough to satisfy china, do you think? >> what will satisfy china,
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frankly, is that vietnam allows it to drill in that area. this is ultimately the reason for the standoff. the rest, in fact, is kind of a side show, a very deadly side show, it seems. so certainly the vietnamese government has wanted to show at this point that it is against these protests. obviously, it's somewhat ironic because they would have allowed the protests in the first place. the prime minister did send text messages to vietnamese citizens over the weekend asking them not to protest. they have been showing china that it's arrested several hundred protester planes for things getting violent, but at this stage it does seem like china is evacuating its citizens and putting an economic boycott in some sense against vietnam. rosemary? >> many thanks to david mckenzie reporting live there from beijing. well, for more than a month now, boko haram has held more
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than 200 girls captive. >> that's right. after the break we'll give you an exclusive and rare glimpse of the terrorist group from the inside. also, fierce fighting in libya. how one militia leader is determined to rid his country of islamist militants. plus a tearful south korean president apologizes for the country's deadly ferry disaster and targets the coast guard as well. details, next. the day we rescued riley, was a truly amazing day. without angie's list, i don't know if we could have found all the services we needed for our riley. for over 18 years we've helped people take care of the things that matter most. join today at
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welcome back to cnn newsroom. a bomb blast in northern nigeria killed at least four people late sunday. it happened in a mostly christian district of the city of kano. the bomb went off at a busy intersection. police are still investigating and no word yet on who is responsible. >> of course, boko haram would be a prime suspect. recent terrorism in nigeria has been in the global spotlight since more than 200 school girls
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were kidnapped by the islamist militant group last month. those abductions prompted outrage around the world, both at the terrorist group and the response from nigeria's government. at a meeting with neighboring afghan leaders, nigeria's president says he's totally committed to finding the kidnapped girls. >> presently, nigeria has 20,000 troops in this part of the country. this is not the part of the country where we have these terrorists. we have been looking for militants with aircrafts and looking at intelligence. this has been added to by frercfrench and u.s. countries. >> she sat down with two informants who worked inside the terrorist group. you're going to want to see this. the voices have been altered to protect their identities.
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>> reporter: we meet in a safehouse. just speaking to us could cost them their lives, already at risk. >> this is the only way our children will have a future. >> reporter: mohammad and osama, not these two men's real names, are government informants on the terrorist group boko haram. they have seen the group's influence spread. >> they take you once you move to their training camp that is the end, you won't come back again. >> reporter: recruiting from the poor and drawing in the uneducated, trained in explosives. boko haram are mid-level fighters. they are not from the same state where more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped. this is capital midugari where
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boko haram's idealogy was born. unchecked by the government, the group grew more violent and ruthless, kidnappings becoming common. >> they take them to the bush and they force to you join. it's either you join or they will kill you. >> their friends who joined trained in sudan and somalia. for the most part, they say, the government has failed to act. similar to the accusations that nigerian forces were warned in advance of the attack. >> they will use them to negotiate with the government about those of their members that have been detained by the government. or to use them as human shields. >> reporter: they've seen their
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friends slaughtered, and they know the group will show no mercy. cnn, nigeria. another story we're watching very closely, libya is threatening to further destabilize the already fragile country. >> well, that gunfire broke out in tripoli after militia men stormed the parliament building on sunday. at least two people died in that attack by militia in the western city of zoton. >> this video is just now surfacing showing a massive fire fight in benghazi on friday. a general there says his militia forces are trying to rid libya of islamist militants. >> translator: all the forces are there and they are getting ready. in the military, when we launch a battle, it is followed by reorganizing our troops, then we return with strength. it is impossible for us to go back on this matter.
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we will never retreat until we've reached our goals. >> now, men loyal to that leader says they carried out the attack on the parliament. a number of separate attacks in a few different places this past weekend. just walk us through exactly what's going on there. >> well, errol, first of all, after that fierce fighting that erupted around the general congress, that parliament you mentioned, and it spread to different parts of tripoli. we've had street haflz differen parts of tripoli but that ended. things are eerily calm this morning. these are groups that are based here in tripoli. these are some of the most powerful militias in the country and other armed groups from tripoli. for months now, these groups
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have threatened to attack a gmc, to overthrow it, and for months the political polarization here in this country between two main political camps, on one side and the more liberal ones have reached its highest levels. tensions have been running between these two camps in parliament, but the threat of violence has also been looming because both sides who are involved in the power struggle have powerful militias that are backing them. and also last night, we heard a dangerous statement coming from a commander saying he was speaking on behalf of the self-declared libyan national army saying they were pretty much dismissing parliament. it's not clear how this will be enforced or if it will. this self-declared libyan national army is also the groups we saw launch attacks on friday in the eastern city of benghazi. it was led by this retired general you referred to, and
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what happened with the general led an air and ground assault on militia in the city, and the operation, he said, will not stop. they vow to keep going until benghazi is purged of what they describe as extremist groups. islamist groups, some of these militant groups in benghazi who are blamed for really what has become nearly daily violence in the city targeting security forces. it's not really clear yet how deep into it benghazi are, but they seem to be linked and are really raising fears here more than ever that the threat of civil war is a real one. >> it's just staggering there, how frightened and worried people in tripoli and around the country must be in this struggle for power in a post gadhafi libya. thank you for that. >> let's take a short break, but just ahead, south libya's
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welcome back to cnn newsroom. south korean president park geun-hye has apologized for last month's ferry disaster, killing 201 people, most of them school children. we're joined live at cnn seoul. their popularity has dipped rapidly since this tragic accident a month ago, so is this likely to be seen as genuine heartfelt apology, or a fight for her political survival? >> well, i think we'll be able
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to tell exactly what the population thinks of it in just a couple weeks' time, rosemary. june 4 is when those local elections take place. as you say, the president's popularity has dipped quite significantly. she was enjoying a popularity rating of more than 60%, which i think any leader would be pleased with. but obviously over the past month, that has been hit quite hard because of the government's mishandling of the ferry disaster. president park geun-hai herself has said this was awful and the coast guard itself was a failure. >> translator: the coast guard has failed to carry out a rescue operation. since it was created, it's concentrated on investigation
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and external growth and has neglected search and rescue tacts. now, the coast guard has been criticized for many by not having rescued more passengers as that ferry sunk into the frigid waters of the yellow sea. they did have initial warning from one of the passengers on board, an 18-year-old boy, who had called even before the captain and the crew of the ship had called in, but there was criticism at the way that was dealt with, whether or not it was a quick enough response, and also the fact that the coast guard actually rescued the crew and the captain before the passengers. although they say in their defense the life jackets meant they couldn't see the uniforms. we also saw an emotional side of the president as she remembered some of those who did try and help others and some who lost their lives while trying to save the lives of other passengers. she did give a very tearful apology for the pain her country has gone through. rosemary? >> and paula, the captain and three crew members, of course,
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we know have been charged with murder, and as you pointed out there, the coast guard will be dismantled for its failure to save lives. how far reaching is this investigation now and who else is likely to come under the spotlight? >> well, we know there are other people behind bars already. we know that there are members of the ferry operator itself. this is the group that owns the ferry which sank. we know the chief executive is behind bars. we know that prosecutors want to get in touch with the assumed owner of this group, a billionaire in this country, his family as well. there have been summons by the prosecutors. those have been ignored. they are considering arrest warrants. so this really is a very wide investigation and far-reaching, and also, as the president mentioned as well, there is an investigation ongoing into how cozy the relationship may have been between these government agencies and the shipping
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industry itself, whether or not profits were put before safety. rosemary? >> paula hancocks reporting there from seoul. many thanks to you. still ahead here in the cnn newsroom, asia's incoming prime minister gets a landslide vote. >> but many constituents are worried about what he may have in store for them. we'll explain. plus, is hillary clinton health an issue in 2016? we'll bring you all the details.
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i'm errol brant. >> i'm rosemary church. check the headlines right now. the rain is subsiding in flood-ravaged balkans, but runoff is pushing the flooding higher. 4,000 people have been pushed from their homes in serbia. at least two dozen people have been confirmed dead. that number is expected to go higher. libya attacked tripoli on sunday. they are demanding lawmakers suspend their work and hand over power. militia groups across the country are accusing islamist militants of hijacking the government. president park geun-hye says south korea's coast guard will be dismantled. she made that promise during an apology for the disaster.
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at least 200 people were killed, most of them schoolchildren, when the ferry capsized last month. >> india's prime minister is expected to be sworn in next week. >> modi met with senior leaders of his party to begin assigning roles in his cabinet. he secured a majority in the lower parliament after an overwhelming victory in election results friday. >> modi has a history, though, of divisive mamaneuvers. some indians are concerned what his leadership will look like on a global scale. >> that's a concern now with so many people expecting good things to come. cnn has more. >> reporter: living like refugees in their own country. thousands of people, mostly muslims, flee their homes after bloody sectarian clashes late september. a few weeks after the riots, the
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memories are still raw. i saw them butcher my husband and so many others, she said. hindus and muslims in our village have been living in harmony for generations. i never imagined they would hurt us. village after village in the district, torched and ransacked after provocative liberal speeches sparked hate among communities. 1300 militants used to live in th this village, and now as you can see, there is not a single person around. it looks like a ghost town. they accused politicians of fanning violence for votes. the roof is gone, there is nothing here. what happened here in late 2013, a stark reminder of the dangers of mixing religion and politics in a diver's country like india. this nation has a second largest muslim population in the world after indonesia. like other voters, indian
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muslims, too, want development, jobs and better livelihoods, but many of them are frightened by the rise of this man. nodi of the hindu national listinationalists. he was leader when more than a thousand muslims were killed and he did nothing to stop the week-long carnage. he has repeatedly denied the charges. a court cleared him of wrongdoing, but the damage was already done among india's largest minority group. we all remember what he did, he says. for muslims, modi represents death. he has blood on his hands. no muslim wants modi to be prime minister, he says. still, one muslim legislator believes modi is the solution. >> they have been frightened. this has been the policy of this
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party, to frighten them and to keep them in kind of a cage. >> reporter: ash muhammad wants to show us what's left of his village. when we get there, the fear so overwhelming, he can barely speak. this is where i went to school. this is where we prayed every day. this is our everything, he says. religious tolerance that took decades to cultivate uprooted here in an instant and fears over what the future could bring. cnn, india. now, if you have your tablet or laptop or mobile phone nearby, check this out. a bureau chief in new delhi says modi can turn things around by addressing three major challenges. you can find his open memo and the rest of the day's top stories on the website,
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well, voters in switzerland have rejected what would have been the world's highest minimum wage. >> it would have been sweet. they rejected this overwhelmingly. preliminary results show three and four people voted against the measure on sunday. if adopted, the minimum hourly wage would have been the equivalent of nearly $25. swiss citizens also voted against spending $3.5 billion on new fighter jets from sweden. >> $25 an hour. that's amazing money, really. we were talking about what people earn here in the united states if they're waiting tables. a lot less than that. >> a portion of that. >> they rely on the tips, of course, to survive. u.s. republicans not letting up after controversial comments on the health and age of hillary clinton. >> that's right, although she's not declared a run for the presidency in 2016, she remains a popular candidate, and by definition, a popular target. marilyn pike reports. >> reporter: some top democrats are growing concerned.
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hillary clinton is so far ahead so early. >> i do worry about the inevitability thing. i think it's offputting to the average voter, and i think that was an element of her campaign the last time. >> this is hard for me because i did talk with her and thought it would be better that she not get out there early because her favorability was so high that all that could happen in this is go down, because somebody would do the stupid things that carl rove has just done. >> a concussion is, by definition, a traumatic brain injury. >> reporter: rove and other republicans kept up the pressure. >> any presidential candidate or vice presidential candidate is going to have to answer questions about their health. >> health and age is fair game. it was fair game for ronald reagan, it was fair game for john mccain. >> rove says she may choose not to run because of her health and these clinton comments supported
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her stage. >> she had what was a terrible concussion that required six months of very serious work to get over. >> reporter: there is also benghazi. >> i think she clearly bears responsibility for whatever the state departmepepartment did or do with respect to that crisis. i think it's a major issue. i don't think we've heard the last of it yet. >> i think it'sry li ridiculous. i think it's a hunting mission for a lynch mob. >> there's one thing i know for certain. carl rove engaging in cheap shots is not going to back off hillary clinton. >> clinton's health came up in a recent briefing. they asked did they worry when she was secretary of state, and he answered certainly calling on his judgment because he was the last person to recognize that president obama was headed for reelection in 2012.
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marilyn pike, cnn. investigators don't know why a bus filled with children burst into flames on monday. they told a cnn affiliate that the driver left to get a drink and let children put gasoline into the bus' tank. the incident killed 31 children and one adult. we're going to take a very short break. just ahead, it's been almost 20 years, believe it or not, since china cracked down on protesters in tiananmen square. >> now some human reactors say china's government is taking a new, hard line against dissent. also, kaan reflection now in an eastern ukranian city. still uncertainty ahead. plus, are they symbols of devotion or just plain vandalism? we'll crack the secret message of padlocks found on a london bridge.
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welcome back, everyone. it appears to be getting riskier to speak out in china. the 20th anniversary of the crackdown is about two weeks ago. >> radicalists say that in the past two months, china authorities have taken a harder line against even moderate voices of dissent. >> reporter: the trouble began with a small, private get-together in early may. remembering the victims of the 1989 tianenman square crackdown. this a group portrait of the graying intellectuals and professionals. and today five sit in prison cells, detained by the chinese government without trial. causing the greatest outcry, perhaps famous rights leader chung. when i met him last week, he felt immune to the party.
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i think i'm fine, he told me. i'm a moderate. the government has treated me well and i'm a veteran loyal. but in china there is an invisible red line. by commemorating the violent tiananmen square massacre nearly 25 years ago, they protested. ask th and they ended up here in the beijing detention center. it seems the communist party of china is unwilling to come to terms with its history and would rather silence even moderate voices of dissent. charged with picking quarrels and troublemaking, one of their lawyers say they face constant interrogation at the sprawling facility. activists call the detentions preposterous. >> if having a small gathering in a private setting is picking a quarrel, what isn't? >> reporter: every year before the tiananmen anniversary, the party is on high alert. but this year is different, says
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amnesty, saying scores have been arrested in a nationwide crackdown. it's part of a trend, they say, of shutting out all critical voices. >> hey, hey, hey! >> reporter: like when another prominent lawyer pushing for government transparency was jailed for four years in january, and we felt the sharpened of party power. >> i think in times where they're nervous, they come down to the default strategy which is stability above all else. >> reporter: we put the facts of the story to the chinese government. they told us that china shouldn't be judged on, quote, the criteria of the united states and that freedoms here are at historic highs. some say that the freedoms, though, are, in fact, at a low point. david mckenzie, cnn, beijing. calm has finally settled over an eastern ukranian city where there was deadly violence earlier this month. >> the strife in maripol has
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appeared to have ended at least for now between pro russia separatists and the government of kiev, but as erin mclayoff rin reports, who is in control here? >> reporter: they have their local military commander surrounded. they're asking him who is in control. he has no good answer. a week ago they voted in a referendum that separatist leaders say overwhelmingly show people here want to break away from ukraine. they declared the people's republic of danetsk and asked to join russia. people here want to know why the separatists have yet to replace local authorities. who will govern, he says? you will be the first one to come up to me when you don't have your pension paid. the position of power is a complicated process. the group marches, flowers in hand, to the group's station.
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many say the activities of may 9 changed everything. they recounted what happened that day. people died, but it's unclear how many. there was fighting throughout the city, including this police station. as you can see, it was completely engulfed in flames, the walls riddled with what looks like bullet holes ever since people have come here to lay flowers in remembrance. five days later, one of the east's largest employers, a billionaire, posted this video on his company's website, taking a stand against separatism. he says the east is better off being a part of a decentralized ukraine. steel workers soon joined police patrols in maripol in four other cities to restore law and order. local authorities say security here as improved ever since. it used to be surrounded by barbed wire. now it's a hangout by pro-russian youth. some stop by to check on things.
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we're here to maintain order because we don't want ma raraud and robberies, he says. revolution is one thing, but we cannot allow robbery. across town outside headquarters, separatist leader dennis cuzmanko admits he needs help from steel workers to secure the city. he says he's still in control. he says voting will not be allowed in maripol for the country's upcoming elections. what if they decide to try to open up a polling station? what if they try? what's going to happen to them? >> translator: we consider trying to open up a polling station and trying to establish opportunity to vote as a provocation, he says. we will treat it as such. those elections are on may 25. it's not clear if polling stations will be open or if cuzmanko can follow through with his threat.
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erin mclaughlin, cnn, maripol, ukraine. >> that election is next week, so we'll bring you details when that unfolds. you're watching cnn newsroom. still to come for you. they may be royals to some, but some want them to divorce. the stories of love, next. from the surprised designers. who came to the rescue with a brilliant fix male designer: i love it narrator: which created thousands of new customers for the tennis shoes that got torture tested by teenagers. the internet of everything is changing manufacturing. is your network ready? sfx: sounds of marching band and crowd cheering sfx: sounds of marching band and crowd cheering so, i'm walking down the street, sfx: sounds of marching band and crowd cheering just you know walking, sfx: sounds of marching band and crowd cheering and i found myself in the middle of this parade honoring america's troops. which is actually quite fitting because geico has been serving the military for over 75 years.
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welcome back to cnn newsroom. the bring back our girls campaign is getting a boost from some hollywood stars. >> this is right. at the cannes film festival, they hoisted up the message while they were on the red carpet. that social media hash tag exploded after the abduction of nearly 300 nigerian schoolgirls back in april. >> sylvester stallone, leslie snipes, harrison ford and mel gibson. attached to a bridge with two names on them. for some it's a devotion.
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>> but we have some curmudgeons out there. as max is about to show you, not everyone is in love with this idea. >> reporter: a metal padlock clamps to a bridge. it may not scream romance to you, but each of these is a declaration of love. so-called love locks have been popping up on bridges and monuments from moscow to munich. and now they've arrived here in london, attached to the city's iconic iconic millennium bridge. >> this isn't something london is known for, unlike the rain, but if you look at the wires, you'll see padlocks hanging here. as we know from other cities, it doesn't take long for this to multiply. this is what it looked like in paris a few years ago, before the love lock craze struck and
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here it is now. the french capital has been hit hard by a wave of padlock romantics with an estimated 700,000 locks on bridges spanning the seine. >> they put them on and then throw the key into the river. in practice you're coming to a city that's not your own, you're vandalizing a treasured heritage site and then you're polluting the river. >> reporter: a campaign has set up an on-line petition, calling for a ban in paris. and it's already collected about 7,000 signatures. but here on the millennium bridge, people seem more bemused than outraged. >> cards are more personal because that doesn't mean anything to me except for someone signing something. >> you're not going to read every single lock that's there.
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>> you could but it would take a lifetime. >> i think it's nice for people to have that. why not? >> i don't know what it would look like when it's full, but right now it's random and it's lovely. >> max foster, cnn, london. >> split decision on that one. >> you have to get the australian opinion in there as well. cooler conditions in southern california are finally giving firefighters the upper hand on rhett mang wildfir-- th wildfires there. >> this is what we've waited for for so many days. this is san marcos, california in san diego county. you see the perspective as i-reporters share with us across the highway there. pretty scary stuff as you're driving down the road and seeing this. scattered showers, and it does enhance the onshore flow, so the conditions there will really begin to improve as the next few days increase in humidity, of course, temperatures coming down to the upper 60s where they
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belong this time of year. in fact, your monday morning 70 degrees in the morning temperature, malibu comes in at 62 and the interior portion still in the 70s in the desert southwest. by the afternoon you reach the 930s in palm springs while 60 fahrenheit is the best we can do in san diego. all the fire threat has moved inland. in fact, 1.6 million people in this critical area from flagstaff to albuquerque to el paso. in california, the governor jerry brown saying some 5,000 firefighters were put to work last week. $20 million was spent across the region when it comes to firefighting efforts. 600 million is on the budget. the point is it's way too early to be spending that much on a fire, and by september and october, they could exceed the budget of 26 million. the red flag warning, all the state of new mexico covered in that with temperatures generally
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at 90 degrees while the mid-60s come across the state. we do expect a few showers the next few days. i expect it to stay north of los angeles but snow showers even possible in the higher elevation as we head over the next couple days. so much improved weather for the west coast, guys. >> good to see some rain there. thanks for watching cnn newsroom. i'm rosemary church. >> and i'm errol. thank you for watching. enjoy your monday. just how good good is. good is setting a personal best before going for a world record. good is swinging to get on base before swinging for a home run. [ crowd cheering ] good is choosing not to overshoot the moon,
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