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>> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. we begin this hour with breaking news. a powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake that has hit nepal, less than 50 miles or 80 kilometers from the capital city of katmandu. witnesses say some buildings
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have collapsed. our cnn journalist on the ground in katmandu is telling us it's chaotic. he said he saw dead bodies, and broken bones. tremors have been felt as far away as new delhi. the quake was felt as a 5.2 magazinitude tremor in that cit. >> we just had an update from the u.s. geological survey to rates the intensity of these earthquakes. we had this at 7.5. now it's been readjusted to 7.9. the depth at 15 kilometers. this occurred northwest of the capital of nepal which of course %-p
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significance. this is exponential scale. when you have magnitudes going up from 7.5 to 7.9 that can have significant damage across an area like nepal with weak infrastructure. the fact that the depth was relatively shallow is concerning to me as well because deeper earthquakes actually can disperse the earthquakes into the ground nor easily. and shallow earthquakes have the ability to be absorbed so we can actually see the shock wave from the particular epicenter. this is what's called a shake mat from the usgs. this is the epicenter where you see the red star. katmandu is just about 80 kilometers to the east. and you can see the severity of the shaking that took place across this region. follow the legend at the top portion of your screen strong to
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very strong shaking has been reported. now, what i also want to do is just show you the proximity of mt. everest which is just to the east and northeast of katmandu. and the capital of nepal. remember, we're talking about the himalayas across this region. and there have been reports that a sherpa who heads up one of nepal's biggest everest expedition said an avalanche has struck the region including mt. everest. everybody was back at base camp from their morning climb, there are quite a few people at the khandban ice fall. that's a particular story that we're following very closely. you can see see moderate to even strong shaking felt into the
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border of india. that would be the border and north and northeastern sections of india. we do expect aftershocks to occur for the next 48 hours. anybody tuning into our coverage, of course, you want to seek shelter away from tall buildings. obviously, get under something safe and secure like a table. with the infrastructure being a problem in nepal, and the surrounding areas like katmandu, that's going to make recovery very, very difficult. weather can also play an important role in this. we have showers and thunderstorms in the three-day forecast for the capital of nepal. george, we'll be monitoring this very closely. >> as the aftershocks continue, that is definitely good information that you passed along to people. again this breaking news, this earthquake in nepal, we will continue to follow the story and bring you the latest as we speak
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to our journalists and as we speak to the folks on the ground in nepal. continuing with other news we're following in just about 30 minutes' time the next ceremony commemorating anzac day is set to begin in turkey. set to honor those who invadeded turkey in world war i. the anzac hoped to get turkey out of the war in 1915 and clear a way for allies navies. it gave thanks for perseverance of troops who were under fire. >> -- the hardest possible test and i did not flinch. the italy campaign was a failure, of course, the only really successful part was the
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evacuation. but the survivors and they're reinforcements went on to become some of the world's finest soldiers. >> australians in thailand also laid wreaths out for a war memorial there. thousands on both sides lost their lives for the eight-month battle for galiply. we take a closer look and what armenians call the first genocide of the 20th century. >> reporter: for the armenians, 1915 marked the beginning of what they called the genocide where more than 1.5 million armenians were murdered or marched to their death by the ottom ottomans. turkey said it was not a genocide. many of the armenians not only
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holding events in armenia remembering those years, but also in istanbul. those who we spoke to, continuing to reiterate that although progress has been made, they are still seeking justice. the other commemoration taking place for the bloody world war i of gelliply where britain and others attempted to storm the peninsula taking over constan nopele. and much rhetoric about how 100 years on there was reconciliation, at least when it comes to the battle. but a much more different tone when it comes to trying to deal with the ottoman empire and turkey's past with armenia. there are a lot of questions still left unanswered.
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the armenians saying it's turkey and the world's responsibility to acknowledge what happened to their ancestors. we're learning more about the efforts to free weinstein held near the border. the white house announced they were inadvertently killed in a u.s. drone strike back in january. jim shields reports weinstein paid money to try to win his release. >> reporter: it was only a year after warren weinstein was abducted here from lahore, pakistan, in 2011, his family says, that his family took a risk paying a ransom to represent his captain toocaptor.
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his captors made a new demand for a prisoner exchange. suggesting the exchange of a prominent female jihadi serving an 80-year sentence in the u.s. the weinstein family fears the money may have gone to the wrong people. >> unfortunately what happens, many families get sucked into a farce. the family is very emotional because they want their loved one back and they get drawn into this. >> reporter: his purported captors referred to themselves as afghans, not al qaeda. and they taunted the weinstein family, telling them isis wanted warren and preparing an orange suit for him. meaning the clothes worn by other isis hostages during their beheadings. when u.s. army sergeant bowe bergdahl was released by the captors they bragged that he was also one of their captors.
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the u.s. said isis killed weinstein in january after the first strike at the compound when the u.s. observed four bodies being removed. the final contact came with them earlier this month when the family asked for proof of life. proof of life they never received. the white house appears to be aware not only of the intelligence failure here but also a communications failure with the weinstein family. who complained of poor treatment by u.s. officials. the white house now says it may create a special team incorporated the fbi, the state department and the intelligence community to both coordinate recovery efforts and to better channel information to hostage families. jim sciutto, cnn, washington. u.s. officials say is a convoy of iranian ships that was
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headed towards the coast of yemen is now moving away from the country. the u.s. deployed ships to the region to make sure the convoy was not delivering weapons to the houthi rebels inside yemen. the former yemeni president is calling for peace. he's urging to take part in peace talks. saudi-led air strikes against forces continue, though, despite the coalition calling for an end to the air campaign on tuesday. the u.s. says more than 1,000 people have died in this conflict since it began in march. in italy, authorities say they have broken up a terrorist cell with links to al qaeda. it may have even discussed targeting the vatican. at least nine people are under arrest. and police are trying to track count rest. senior international corporate nic robertson has the details here. >> reporter: an imam arrested, one of the group of pakistanis
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tlanl police may have been plotting an attack on the vatican. >> translator: there are conversations from which it emerges quite clearly that there is a plan of an attack which includes the possibility -- a possible aim to target the vatican. >> reporter: arrests began overnight, targeting 18 suspects with alleged ties to al qaeda, from central italy to the north to the island of sardinia. police closed in on searching their suspects. >> translator: i've just citeded connections of this terrorist organization and al qaeda. more specifically there were direct contacts made here between some elements here and osama bin laden. >> reporter: this deadly attack in peshwarand more than 100
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people were killed. two members of the group reportedly also had close ties to osama bin laden. they had weapons and monies, actively plans and financing terror attacks in pakistan and afghanistan. but it was the italy plots that most troubled italian authorities. tourists at the vatican may have been the target of the plot that authorities believe was planned for march 2010. the aim, according to the prosecutor, was to detonate explosives in a crowded place. the group had brought a suicide bomb entire the country in the months leading up to march. no details yet on how the carnage was averted or why the arrests are being made now. nic robertson, cnn, london. still ahead here on cnn, heartbreaking stories from one african refugee camp. migrants are forced to trade
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another viewers who are just joining you, recapping our top story, a powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake has hit nepal, less than 80 kilometers where that's about 50 miles of the capital city of katmandu. the u.s. good survey is reporting there have been five aftershocks in the area, ranging from magnitude 4.8 and up to magnitude 6.6. witnesses say some buildings in the city have collapsed. our cnn journalist on the ground in katmandu is telling us the hospital he visited was a very a chaotic scene. he said several people with gashes and broken bones and reports seeing several dead bodies at the hospital. tremors have been felt as far away as new delhi. the indian president said the
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government is in the process of finding out what happened. and reach out to people who have been affected. again this very strong earthquake in nepal. we'll continue follow this story and bring information to you. let's go to our cnn journalist manesh shrestha who joined from us katmandu. and he described to natalie allen the chaos he saw. listen. >> reporter: i came to one hospital and there were four bodies brought because of earthquake and dozens of bodies being treated out in the open. the casualty rate will be higher now. and i had turned away because i needstitches because they were too busy with other patients who had broken bones, broken bones and people had been injured in the head. so it is quite chaotic. this is the second hospital i came to and this is quite a
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chaotic scene out here. >> oh, my goodness, how were you injured? and you haven't been able to get medical help at this point? >> reporter: not yet, because i was turned away because i was not a priority. what happened was as i was running out of the house, i was slung. the earthquake slung me and i hit off the wall. and i got caughts. my stitches were not a priority to the hospital i went to so i come to another hospital to get stitches. >> manesh, are you walking all this way to try to get to a hospital? >> reporter: yeah, i'm walking because the shocks as well. it was too risky. the walk was not long but i did walk. >> and the last journalist told us -- >> reporter: there have been a lot of casualties. a lot of old buildings in
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katmandu. i found a person crushed. i saw another old woman lying in the hospital who was dead because -- i mean, because of earthquake, she was injured in the earthquake. so i saw in the hospitals that i went to that there were four dead bodies and four people who died. i can see around me, people -- people bleeding all over. so, i mean, this is just two obstacles out of dozens in katmandu. so, in the city center, it's worse. >> that does not sound like a good sign as far as what we're going to continue to hear as far as people being injured in this. are you seeing any signs of police or ambulances or rescue vehicles able to get out? >> reporter: yes. as i walked through the hospital, i could see people, all the people from these,
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standing out in the streets, in the open area. because after the aftershocks continued i see people rushing, taxis and driving cars, and i see the doctors at this hospital did not want to respond. and there did not seem to be enough preparations for this kind of a situation. and people -- the hospitals had to be evacuated. those people who could be evacuated were evacuated. they were told it was going to be a big earthquake. in this hospital, i can see another dead body. so i counted five myself, dead bodies. >> in the hospital, you say? >> reporter: yes, i'm at the hospital right now. >> you're at the second hospital. >> reporter: outside the hospital and everybody is being
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treated out in the open. i can see somebody's heart being pumped by a doctor nearby, trying to bring somebody to life back. so, it is chaotic situation. people are wailing, crying. >> oh, my goodness, this is just tragic news. and you are right there at this second hospital trying to get help. we've now seen people who have died, people who are trying to be resuscitated. manesh, i have to ask you, as you say you experienced the earthquake, you said you were thrown up against a wall. you got a deep cut. and at last guess, this felt like it lasted a very long time? >> reporter: it did. it did last a long time. i mean, in all these years, i've
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never seen such a big earthquake. we get small tremors once in a while but i did not know the exact magnitude of the earthquake but it lasted very long. and it was -- all was shaking. houses must have collapsed. the floor in my house cracked. it was strong. >> you're hearing from journalist manesh shrestha, a cnn journalist, who is giving us information about what he saw, what he is reporting there from the country of nepal. again, the 7.9 magnitude earthquake, we continue to follow developments here. apparently, the aftershocks continue. very strong after shocks. a develops story. newly surfaced documents given to cnn are calling into question the training given to robert bates. he's the oklahoma reserve deputy who is charged in the shooting death of an unarmed suspect eric
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harris. an internal investigation now shows that the tulsa county sheriff's office gave bates special treatment. cnn's martin savidge has the story. >> reporter: a 2009 investigation found that deputy robert bates was insufficiently trained and gimp special treatment including policies violated and continues to be violated with regard to special treatment shown to reserve deputy robert bates with regard to his field training. the investigation included interviews with employees who said they felt intimidated by sheriff's officials to help bates. one of the supervisors said when bates was confronted about overstepping his training and authority, bates reportedly replied, well, i can do it, and if you don't like it you can talk to sheriff glanz. those training concerns have resurfaced in the aftermath of the shooting of eric harris a suspect in an undercover law
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enforcement sting who fled authorities. bates said he killed harris by accident believing he was using his taser when in reality he fired his gun. >> oh, i shot him, i'm sorry. >> reporter: the attorney for harris' family said bates wasn't qualified to be on the force but received treatment because he donated money. >> i was referred to mr. bates at that time. he became my insurance agent and insured my vehicles in my home for a lost years. >> reporter: the two have even gone on vacations together. bates has donated cars and equipment to the sheriff's office. as to the 2009 investigation, sheriff glanz recalled the conclusions very differently. >> i believe that they found there was no special treatment. >> reporter: in fact, the review found just the opposite which ra raises more questions as to why
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nothing was found about his findings. >> i just know that he received hundreds of hours of training since 2009, and i know that no one at the operation had any complaints. >> reporter: but the 2009 memo shows that's not true. meanwhile, bates' defense team released more than 60 pages of documents to support their claim but some information is still missing. the documents cnn reviewed do not show bates was qualified on the .357 handgun he shot harris with. >> should mr. bates been out there that day? >> yes, he should have been. >> that was cnn's martin savidge reporting. again, we continue to following breaking news out of nepal. a 7.9 earthquake. cnn continues after this short break. but for every car stolen,
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>> announcer: is this cnn breaking news. welcome back to our viewers in the united states and around the world. we continue to follow this breaking news out of nepal. a powerful. 7.9 magnitude earthquake has hit that area, just 50 miles from the city of katmandu. we understand that the airport has closed all air traffic. and katmandu's garab square has collapsed our journalist tells us the hospitals he visited were a chaotic scene. he said he saw several bodies and people with broken bones and gashed heads.
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let's go to our meteorologist. >> it's a popular area call the dubar. they have reassessed the magnitude of this particular earthquake from a 7.5 about an hour ago to now a 7.9, obviously that's very concerned because it's got an exponential scale in terms of devastation. to see that number go up as the magnitude is reassessed. and we just expect to see more and more reports of damage, which is very clear across several avenues being social media, reporters on the ground. an some of the visible accounts that we've heard so far. also i want to point out as well a depth of 15 kilometers is a relatively shallow earthquake. this is very disconcerting thing for me, because it's if shallow,
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we've had more earth, more ground to really absorb those shock waves, but this shallow of an earthquake, with aftershocks being a concern, ongoing being as far south as even new delhi. and even northern and eastern portions of india. the epicenter of the strongest earthquake, the original earthquake that took place at 11:41 local in nepal, near katmandu, is about 81 kilometers northwest of the capital. but it does appear that area has taken a significant brunt of the damage considering the population density across that rege. is this what's called a shake map. to the green and yellower attribute that to the circles you see here. you can also see the epicenter of where the earthquake actually
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took place. here's katmandu, the capital of nepal, that's about, again, 80 kilometers away from the ep piec epicenter. you can see it extends farther eastward into the katmandu region, a very densely populated area. and also an area with weak infrastructure. these buildings can be only made from wood, brick, perhaps loose stone and concrete, that's going to lead to the possibility of widespread damage from this as well. we've also had reports of avalanches here, the mt. everest regions, the story that we continue to monitor here, we do have reports from a sherpa who heads up one of nepal's biggest expeditions has said that several avenue lamplgs have hit
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the everest region. there were quite a few people at the ice fall area, though, we're tries to hear courts what took place if there were injuries if people are trapped or still trapped underneath the debris from the aftershocks of this earth wake. by the way, mt. everest, about 160 kilometers from the north-northeast of katmandu. that's in the mountains of the himalayas. you can see some of the images coming out of nepal. these are the first images there's quite a bit of, well, disray, across the streets with the building and infrastructure, especially with aftershocks ongoing across this region. this is just the best advice we can get for people tuning into cnn, thank you for listening, get away from large structures and buildings. if you cannot do so, get under
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the most secure structure, like a table, perhaps torsion give yourself the best cover because aftershocks will be ongoing for the next several hours. george, back to you. >> derick, certainly good advice to get out of the way. we'll stay in touch with you. thank you very much. earlier, we heard from a journalist for the himalaya times, and he spoke to my colleague natalie allen on the phone from katmandu and described what he saw and what he heard. take a listen. >> reporter: there are houses that have cracked or fallen. not only up in the valleys, urban streets, but a large section of nepal has been hit by this. the word we have from the villages that whole neighborhood buildings are down. it's way too early to know and not to arouse any panic but we
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know we have several casualties. . certainly we know what happened when you look at the buildings that have come down in photographs that have come out, it seems clear that this is possibly the biggest earthquake after the 1934 earthquake that hit nepal and nearby independent da. >> well, so this is very likely something that many of the people there have never experienced before. and you said that -- you described one building that came down in particular. how did you describe that building? >> reporter: well, this building is a landmark spire of nepal, 150-year-old building style, old tradition of nepal. it's actually a tower. and it's come down in total. but one that was significant,
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earthquake about 7.6 on the richter scale but it was never ending. the ground shook and swayed. it was never ending. after that, many, many aftershocks which continued. so people are out of their buildings, out of their neighborhoods. into any big open space they can find. and in these matters, even though the people are not cognizant of the signs, they know that aftershocks can kill as much as premiere shocks. >> kanak, where were you, you talked about it lasting so long, where were you? how long did it take you? our last guest, they couldn't quite figure out that this was an earthquake occurring. did you realize as soon as it
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started you that were experiencing an earthquake? >> reporter: it's a surreal situation i was with family and friends sitting down for lunch on the ground floor. of course, you shake more when you're an 0 the upper floors but it was like a moving ship in a turbulent sea. it was swaying. it was difficult even from the ground floor to move out of the building, hold might go father, holding an elderly neighbor, and my mother who is unwell, to carry her out of the room and come out to the lawn. so it was clear -- it was clear right there and then that this is an earthquake. the big one that we've been waiting for. you know, i have also written about earthquakes. we know all about tectonics, how the so-called indian plate is pushing under the plate and that leads to slippage every 60, 70 years. and then there's a big earthquake. we know that this big earthquake
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is due. now, i can't tell you whether this one was that big earthquake but it certainly felt like that. as i was telling you earlier, this is probably the most massive earthquake to hit central nepal since 1934. >> that is some very good information, and we really appreciate it. this is 2015, so, yes, it has been a while since his area has experienced something this big. >> reporter: what earthquake seismologists tell us that you should expect one about 60 to 70 years. so in a way, quote unquote, this was overdue. but i cannot tell you right now, and i am afraid that will be quite a few casualties, but there's no way to report to you at this point as to how many. i'm hoping that our airfield which is built on a sandbar is okay. just a minute. oh, and i'm just getting very
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sad news -- the main grabar complex the traditional house of nepal house of king, which has been the tourist attraction, that it is down. this would indicate that not only the structure there, but if that whole complex known as the center of gabar square is down. if that's true that i'm speaking to you it indicates that the inner city of katmandu is much worse hit than the outlying areas where i am in right now. >> again, here hearing there from journalist kanak mani, he's a journalist from the himalaya times reporting what he sees on the ground. for the viewers just joining us again, you're watching cnn, breaking coverage of a very strong earthquake.
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7.9 earthquake near the capital city of katmandu. we understand that there are buildings on the ground. and there are reports of casualties. we do not have any numbers at this point. what we hear from our journalists, this is extensive damage and a desperate situation for a lot of people who got caught in this earthquake. we will be right back after this break and continue with the breaking news coverage right here on cnn. th enamel. it's an easy way to give listerine® total care to the total family. listerine® total care. one bottle, six benefits. power to your mouth™. ...for capturing your world.
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welcome back to "cnn newsroom." we continue to cover this breaking news out of the country of nepal. a powerful 7.9 magnitude earth quake that has hit that country. less than 80 kilometers. or just about 50 miles from the capital city of katmandu. we that you understand the airport has been closed to all air traffic. katmandu's historic 19th century
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tower and old dubar square have collapsed. a journalist tells us hospitals he visited were a chaotic scene. he saw many bodies and people with gashed heads and broken bones. this is a lot of people in a difficult situation, desperate situation, given this strong, shallow earthquake, we understand near the capital city of katmandu. a very densely populated area. we will continue to follow the story and bring you updates in cnn. a volcano in southern chile has forced 1500 in one town to evacuate their homes and it could erupt for the third time. the cubucco volcano. it is unclear when they will be able to return home.
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a venezuelan trying to get the attention of president nicolas maduro threw a mango. she wrote her name and phone number on that piece of fruit. cnn's rafael romo has more on the president's rather generous reaction. >> reporter: how you can get your nation's president to hear you out put your name and number on a mango and hit him on the head with it? then you're not the venezuelan woman who did exactly that. check out this video that has gone viral in venezuela. you can see the 54-year-old woman tossing a mango to the president hitting him in the head. the president a former bus driver was driving and had the window open. the mango had a message written on it, if you can, call me, the name and phone number were on
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it. to her surprise, she got a call. it was carried live on venezuela tv showing the infamous mango proof. maduro said the government will give the woman what she asked for, an apartment. >> translator: we're going to invite her to be on my show. she had a housing problem, right? and i've approved it already as part of a great housing tradition of venezuela, you will get an apartment and it will be given to you within the next few hours. tomorrow, no later than the day after tomorrow, we will give it to you. >> the mango thrower said she had no evil intent. my dream is to own a home before i die she told local media. now her dream is about to come true. a dream that wouldn't have been possible without her boldness and a little help from a tasty mango. >> throw a piece of mango, get
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an apartment. cnn will be back after this.
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angelina jolie said it's sickening to see people drowning on the door step of the consulate. the main message concerned with the world's failure to end the war in syria. >> angelina jolie is a good wil ambassador for refugees but she certainly didn't have anything good to see about the development in syria, that crisis there for four years or in trying to settle the crisis. jolie told the ambassador she's been in 11 different refugee camps seeing thousands of people. she told personal stories of those she encountered. >> any one of the syrians i have met would speak more eloquently about the conflict than i ever could. nearly 4 million syrian refugees are victims of a conflict they have no part in, yet they are stigmatized unwanted and regarded as a burden. so i'm here for them because this is their united nation.
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>> it's nothing they haven't heard before but angelina jolie told security powers that indecision and division between the countries has helped keep the crisis going. and she was clearly fed up with the situation. >> the problem is lack of political will. we cannot look at syria and the evil that has arisen from the ashes of indecision and think is this not the lowest point in the world's inability to protect and defend the innocent. and i say this as someone who is proud to have been a part of the u.n. system for 13 years. >> the u.n.'s humanitarian chief valerie amos told the security council she would endorse a sanctions and arms embargo on syria though she's been beleaguered and she's leaving her post. richard roth, cnn, united
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nations. former u.s. olympian and reality star bruce jenner says for all intents and purposes, he is a woman in an abc news news exclusive interview with diane sawyer. jenner said he has always been confused by his gender identity but that his brain is much more female than he is a male. it's a subject that never came up on his rid reality show "keeping up with the kardashians." >> are you sorry you did that show? all this time, you had something -- >> i had the story. we'd done 425 episodes, i think over almost eight years now. and the entire run, i kept thinking to myself, oh, my god, this whole thing, the one real true story and the family was
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the one i was hiding. and nobody knew about it. the one thing that could really make a difference in people's lives was right here in my soul. and i could not tell that story. >> jenner is expected to share his new life as a transgender woman, i should say in a reality show for the e! channel. the eight-episode series will debut july 26th. let's recap the big story that we're following out of the country of nepal. a 7.9 earthquake that has hit near the city of katmandu. we understand from the reporters on the ground that there maybe, most certainly will be fatalities. we understand there are many injuries. many buildings have collapsed. the durbar square has collapsed.
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we'll continue to bring you this on "cnn newsroom."
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>> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. welcome back to our viewers here in the united states and around the world for those of you who are just joining us, we are following this breaking news out of the country of nepal. a powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake that has hit that country. less than 80 kilometers or just about 50 miles from the capital city of katmandu. the u.s. good survey say there have been at least eight aftershocks of 4.5 or greater. katmandu's old durban square has


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