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border. some 12,000 migrants camped under a bridge in texas, en enduring heat and squalor conditions . with a growing sense of what afghanistan will be like under the taliban, some women are not backing down. a group of activists there protesting outside what used to be the women's ministry on sunday. the taliban closed that ministry and replaced it with their ministry for the promotion of virtue and prevention of vice. now, the protests come after concerns were raised about girls being allowed to attend secondary school. >> translator: you cannot
suppress the voice of afghan women by keeping girls at home and restricting them as well as not allowing them to not go to school. >> meanwhile, an official says a fourth chartered flight left afghanistan on sunday, carrying 230 passengers, including afghans, europeans and americans. for those who remain in afghanistan, the future, of course, is very uncertain. in camps for the displaced around kabul, conditions are crowded and they are unsanitary. and in the rest of the capital, the economic crisis is very clear. nic robertson reports from kabul. >> reporter: on kabul's fringes. families displaced by fighting. abandoned by their new taliban islamic emirate government. literally just getting out of the car, coming into the camp, people are surrounding us. they want to know how we can help them. this is how bad the camp is.
human feces along the wall here. the taliban have won the war, but their problems running the country are piling up. it's the smell that hits you first. people literally forced to go to the toilet next to their tents where they're cooking. how many people in this camp here? 500 families he tells me. no sign here of any aid. no water, no food, no shelter, no toilets. and anyone coming from the islamic emirate offices to talk to them and ask them what they need? his answer needs no translation. you're on your own. he shows me the long list of the displaced. as he speaks, a man in a high biz vest and stick in his hand interrupts. it's clear we have to go. we were told we didn't have permission to film there. that's why we're leaving.
we've been handed all these numbers, people thrusting phone numbers to us, desperate for us, us, to be able to help them in some way. they think giving us their phone numbers is going to help. across town, in the book market, there is calm. too much of it. books, books, books, but no one to buy them. no one is spending money, he says. they don't know what's coming. the only books that are selling well are religious ones. of 300 stores here, only 20 remain open. another market. this second hand goods trader says everyone is selling up to flee the country. so far, the taliban is limiting cash withdrawals to $200 a week. but that seems to be the only economic policy so far. during friday prayers, the call
from the mosques, america is being blamed for afghanistan's dire situation. the reality, the economy is hurting. the enter ashl monetary fund warns of a looming humanitarian crisis. the taliban won the war, but can they run the country? right now, they could use international help. >> the foreign reserves of afghanistan are almost exclusively in banks here in the united states, including the federal reserve, other banks, about $9 billion. all of that has been frozen. >> reporter: early signs the pressure is taking its toll. the taliban this week struggling to quell reports of a rift in their ranks. triggered when the deputy prime minister, the main negotiator with the u.s., unexpectedly missing for several days. this week, the taliban's most powerful military commander told the u.n. frozen money must be
released. he has a $10 million fbi bounty on his head for ties to terrorism and al qaeda. the taliban have got what they want, control of afghanistan. but running the country and winning the piece, that's their biggest challenge yet. nic robertson, cnn, kabul, afghanistan. >> now, when taliban officials said last week that boy schools could reopen without mentioning girl's schools at all, they strengthed fears that women will be shut out of education as they were under the group's previous rule. some video there of a kabul preschool which reopened on sunday with both boys and girls, but this is a private facility. the taliban insists secondary school for girls will be allowed, but haven't said when those facilities will reopen for girls, citing concerns about safe transportation. and now, kabul's mayor says
women can only work in city government jobs that cannot be done by men. >> translator: however, if work can be done by others, male employees, under the current condition, until the situation comes to a normal state, we have asked them to stay at home, their salaries will be paid as per usual. >> anna coren is tracking developments for us in hong kong and joins me now live. let's start with what has been an extraordinary social media campaign with afghan mothers pushing back saying if girls can go to school, girls do too. pretty courageous act. >> reporter: incredibly courageous. afghan women are exceptionally brave, michael, as you well know. and they are not going to be silenced. so by taking to social media, this is a platform that they can use. they can communicate with the outside world and remind the international community of what is taking place on the ground.
yes, the taliban is saying that we're not saying girls can't go to secondary school. we're trying to work out the transportation system, make sure that it's safe and secure. but when will that be worked out, if ever? i guess the same goes for kabul's acting mayor. he said that we're not saying women won't be allowed to return to the government to work. but there is no timeline in place. he has admitted that 27% of the 3,000 staff are females. but because it's not safe and secure at the moment, because it's not a normal state as he said in his press conference, we want women to remain at home, you'll still receive your salaries, you will still be paid, but don't come to work now. so the only jobs that women can do are to clean women's toilets. we know there are female doctors also working out there and in
the community. obviously looking after female patients. but this is certainly not what the taliban was staying when they came into power just over a month ago, that women would be an integral part of society. that girls could get an education. and, you know, had this inclusive government. and yet you hear from the interior minister with a bounty of $10 million on his head saying the international community must release these reserves tied up in the united states of america. well, the taliban has to play ball. they have to respect women. they have to respect human rights. otherwise, the international community is not going to provide them with the aid that they so desperately need. i was speaking to a human rights activist who was on the ground in afghanistan, michael. she's running a shelter. she has a u.s. passport. she could have left and gone to
america. she chose to stay and look after the women and girls in her care. she said that the taliban want to silence us. they don't want to hear us. they don't want to see us. they have this intense hatred for us. another lawyer, who i was talking to, said afghanistan is just turning into in open air prison for women. so the taliban really have to look at the way that they are treating women, because other wise the protests are going to continue, and obviously the funds that are being held by the united states and the international community, will not be released. >> the lesson learned is what they say and what they do are two different things. anna coren, thank for your reporting on this. joe biden on tuesday will deliver his first speech to the united nations general assembly since taking office. that speech to dozens of world leaders viewed as -- by many, as a critical moment for mr. bide on the articulate his foreign
policy vision. a senior official says he will discuss the pandemic and argue for more aggressive measures to contain the spread of covid-19. and will lay out his expectations for the taliban in afghanistan. now, brazil's president said he expects to deliver the opening speech at the u.n. as planned and is traditioned, despite the body's vaccine honor system. he openly says he's unvaccinated and will not get a jab any time soon. however, the u.n. is relying on a so-called honor system that everyone in the assembly hall is vaccinated against covid-19. and new york city enforcing a vaccine passport program for most indoor activities. cnn's raphael romo joins me now to talk more about all of this. so raphael, thanks for being here. new york has this proof of vaccine requirement. but brazil's unvaccinated
official is going to be there. what is his attitude with the new york rule, which is likely not enforceable at the snun >> that's a very important question. let's remember this is a head of state that at the beginning of the pandemic called covid-19 a little flu, and then he later said that vaccines could turn somebody into an alligator or a bearded woman. so that -- let's use that for perspective. this time around, he just said during an interview that was broad cast online that he was not going to take the vaccine, that he didn't need it. he got sick in july of last year. so he says my immune levels are this high. so i don't need to take the vaccine. the reality is, he is visiting the united nations. and the question here is whether the u.n. has the authority to require a head of state to get vaccinated before he enters the
assembly hall. and this was the very question that was asked of the secretary-general, antonio guterres. this is what he had to say. let's listen. >> of course, we as secretariat, cannot tell a head of state if he's not vaccinated that he cannot enter the united nations. >> so essentially he cannot enforce the very requirement that the city of new york and the u.n. is trying to enforce here. >> and to that point, it was the president-elect of the general assembly who initially said he would enforce new york's vaccine proof rules, but they said this honor system related to vaccinations, he said remains in place. that leads a lot of reliance and latitude on trust, not just for bolsonaro but other leaders. >> for an honor system to work, you have to have honorable
people. everybody has to abide by the same set of rules. in this case, it doesn't seem like it's happening. there seems to have been this sort of gentleman's agreement between new york mayor bill de blasio and the head of the u.n. assembly in which they say this is what new york requires, let's do the same thing for all the delegates or the heads of state, which by the way, they're already vaccinated. if you look at the mandates in europe, the mandating here in the united states, chances are, most of them don't need any requirements because they're already vaccinated. but as you can imagine, this has created a lot of controversy. there's a lot of criticism in brazil by the opposition. let me read to you what a congressman from an opposition party, the worker's party said about bolsonaro. he said new york demands proof of vaccination from the u.n. assembly. can you imagine which political leader did not get vaccinated
and will bring more shamt to his country? >> when you swipe your way in, there is an honor system that you are vaccinated. he's already said he's not vaccinated. raphael romo, always good to see you. >> thanks. now, still to come here on the program, a desperate scene at the u.s./mexico border as thousands of migrants camp under a bridge in searing heat. what the u.s. government is doing to resolve the crisis. that's when we come back. very cs their own safelite story. this couple loves camping adventures and their suv is always there with them. so when their windshield got a chip, they wanted it fixed fast. they drove to safelite autoglass for a guaranteed, same-day, in-shop repair. we repaired the chip before it could crack. and with their insurance, it was no cost to them. >> woman: really? >> tech: that's service you can trust, when you need it most. ♪ pop rock music ♪
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western africa traditionally cross in this area because they have known individuals previously who have cross in this area. they say the community across the border is relatively safe. so traditionally it's because of word of mouth. >> now, there is still nearly 12,000 migrants at that bridge waiting to be processed by u.s. immigration or authorities. the head of u.s. homeland security plans to travel himself to the border to assess the situation. cnn's rosa flores takes a look at the desperate living conditions at this migrant camp. >> reporter: i've never seen anything like this in the united states. take a look. this is a migrant camp in del rio, texas, underneath the international bridge. days ago, there were a few tents out here. there was a small tent city. now you can see that it has grown significantly. people have used what looks like
tree branches, bamboo, blankets, plastics to create small huts so that they can protect themselves from the heat. now, we are seeing state and federal resources arrive to make sure that these individuals can be processed in u.s. immigration facilities. but we don't have a timeline, the federal government doesn't know exactly when they will be able to clear this camp out. now, if you look closely, you'll see that these are men, women, children. i see pregnant women, infants, in the heat. underneath a bridge. living here. you can see that they're drying their clothes, hanging them wherever they can. now, the federal government says that they brought in towels, toilets, i'm looking at them, and that they're trying to up the humanitarian action, the humanitarian aid. and what i'm looking at, it
doesn't look like much of that has arrived, because these are huts. take a look at this. they're huts that have plastic and blankets covering over them. now, the silver lining here is that the mayor of del rio, who has been calling on the federal government to step in, says that now there are the resources to take care of this humanitarian crisis. he says that both state and federal resources are arriving. we know that hundreds of agents are being sent here to del rio, to make sure that these individuals are processed. again, these are the gates of america. this is the immigration waiting room right now in del rio, texas. rosa flores, cnn, del rio, texas. >> gerlene joseph joins me now from del rio, texas. firstly, just try to give us a
brief sense of what it is like for the people under the ridge, what are you hearing from them? >> thank you so much for having us. what we are hearing and seeing are people in need of protection. people have made a long journey. some of them years. people have been in mexico for two, three, four, up to five years, have been waiting for a way to properly present themselves to ask for asylum and have been left without any options. we know that right now there are over 10,000 people under the bridge. and right now asking for protection. >> right. >> those people as were mentioned before, men, pregnant women, children, babies. >> the administration has made it very clear that they -- most
will be deported back to haiti. what will they be returning to? >> chaos. that's what they will be returning to. they will be returning to a country that is troubling, to grapple with the aftermath of the earthquake. extreme political turmoil. kidnapping, assassination of a president, violence. that is what people will be returning to. and many of them have fled the country in hopes to get protection, only to be returned to the same burning house they have fled. >> and when it comes to why they came in the first place, and some have taken a long journey in other places, when it comes to their motivation, i saw you voted as saying false information, misinformation, and misunderstanding might have created a false sense of hope. tell me more about that.
>> yes. as i mentioned, the lack of protection, a lot of people have been here for a very long time. and they have not been able to access their system. the previous president destroyed any possible way for people to get protection, including the mpp and title 42. with the current administration, they continue to use it as a trap for those people. now we see that people are leaving places like teeijuana a other border places to come to del rio because they have no other choices. the people i have been able to talk to have said that they thought if they came to that specific location, they might be able to get protection. that is why they came to that specific space. however, they have been in mexico for a very long time. so now we are seeing the reality
of not having acting to provide safe and humane way for those people to come and ask for asylum. it is unbelievable for the united states to be deporting people today as we still are trying to recover from the earthquake and extreme political turmoil on the ground. >> back in 2019, i was covering the migrant crisis in mexico. and many of those migrants were from el salvador, nicaragua, places like that. but there were many haitians then, that was prior to the most recent earthquake and political instability. what has changed then in terms of motivation to head to america? because they've been coming for many years. >> they have been coming for many years. the first wave was due to the earthquake that happened in 2010. they went to brazil and then to
chile. due to those countries, a lot of them had to leave. in coming for protection here. but what we can say, somewhat has changed is that from that time we are still yet to be able to recover. and right now, the country is extremely unstable. we don't even have a government. we do not have a government that is actually able to protect its people. so that is why it is necessary for them to get protection. it is necessary for them to be able to ask for asylum. it is necessary for the united states to stop using the ruse of title 42, stop risking the lives of those people. after the earthquake, after the assassination, both mexico and the united states said they were going to be friends of haiti. friends to the people of haiti. and now the world is watching. and the united states continues to deport and expel children,
babies, little babies being deported to haiti right now, and the word is watching. that is not what friends do. if i come to you and i tell you, in your most vulnerable time, i will be there for you, and then when the time comes i turn my back on you, that is not a friend. that is unacceptable what we are seeing right now. >> all right. we're out of time. guerlin, thank you so much. >> thank you for having me. now, the family of gabby petito is asking for privacy as they grieve the loss of their daughter. on sunday, fbi investigators said the human remains they found in wyoming are consistent with the description of petito. authorities sent another day searching a florida nature
reserve for her tefiance. >> reporter: police say they will continue to work with the fbi to find more answers when it comes to the disappearance of gabby petito, as well as the disappearance of brian laundrie. now, they have been searching here in this wildlife preserve where we are right now, 25,000 acres, all day long, after the laundrie family reached out to police on friday saying the last time they had seen him was on tuesday. the search continues to finding brian laundrie. now, as far as gabby petito, fbi held a press conference with some very tragic news. take a listen. >> earlier today, human remains were discovered, consistent with the description of gabrielle "gabby" petito. pull forensic identification has not been completed to confirm
100% that we found gabby, but her family has been notified of this discovery. the cause of death has not been determined at this time. >> reporter: still lots of questions remain, and still a lot of investigators as well as a community here that is hoping that if investigators can find brian laundrie, that perhaps they can get more information to what led up to the disappearance and death of gabby petito. >> an investigation is under way after a u.s. navy training jet crashed in a neighborhood near dallas on sunday. the instructor and student on board were able to eject. debris from the crash falling into the yards of at least three homes. but no one on the ground injured. authorities say the instructor is in hospital in stable condition. the student's condition unknown at the moment, but the navy says he is alive and receiving treatment at a medical facility.
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russia parter, a backer of vladamir putin, leads with 45% of the vote. but only 30% of returns have been tally sod far. now, united russia's success is no surprise, really. the party widely expected to win these elections, which come against the backdrop of an unprecedented assault on democracy. matthew chance explains. >> reporter: russians have been casting their votes, but the critics, this is democracy at its worst. accusing the kremlin of election fraud. some caught on official cameras. watch the woman in black on the right. awkwardly trying to shield the ballot box as a hand appears from behind the russian flag. you can see it repeatedly stuffing papers inside. officials say they have annulled these votes, but critics say thousands of violations, including ballot box stuffing, and forced voting, are being
ignored. in total, we have counted 12 cases of ballot stuffing in the whole country, in just eight districts, the chief election commissioner brags on state media. this is not hype like from some information forces she adds. from self-imposed covid-19 quarantine near moscow, the russian president is shown using a controversial online voting system, which critics say allows even more opportunity to ma nip late results. the system needs a mobile phone for verification, and there are questions about putin, who in insists he never used one, was able to cast his vote. but critics accuse the kremlin of carefully ensuring a win, despite flagging opinion polls. not just with the infamous poisoning of alexi navalny last
year, but the moves since then, branding supporters extremists, banning him and other opposition figures for standing for office. one rights group estimates hundreds of thousands of activists have been affected. the united ruling russian party, navalny's team have promoted what they call smart voting, using apping to show russians which candidates, mostly old communists, stand the best chance of unseating incumbents. controversially, google and apple agreed to block material in russia, caving in to russia legal demand. but even kremlin critics say they face extraordinary pressure. like this candidate in st. petersburg, who found rivals on the local ballot paper adopted his name and appearance to confuse voters. russia's own election officials have called this a displace.
we met one vet rap anti-kremlin activist, himself poisoned twice, and now barred from standing at a moscow polling station. he admits this election may be lost, but kremlin efforts to cling to power indefinitely will backfire. >> we have a situation in russia, where there's an entire generation of people that has no other political memories except vladamir putin's regime. he's been in power for 22 years. and if the regime is preventing people from changing the government at the ballot box, conner or later, people will change the government. >> another russian revolution? >> unfortunately. again, it gives me no pleasure to say this. >> reporter: but for now, revolution seems a long way off. even winning a single seat in this tightly controlled russian election, will be something of an opposition coup. matthew chance, cnn, moscow. a quick break here on the
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meet again. >> welcome so italy, welcome. >> reporter: she foundeded a ran a school in kabul, where she graduated five years ago. last month as the taliban took over kabul, she received a desperate message from a former student, don't abandon me. >> this academy is a unique space that helps. >> reporter: she founded the academy in 2013, with funds she won from the rolex award for enterprise. the academy used afghanistan's age-old oral traditions as a means of education. could to wrangle places for her former students and their families on italian military flights out of the afghan capital. she and her family made it through the pandemonium and onto a plane. they're now in a small down in
southern italy. another former student and his family were able to get on a flight out, barely. she texted me and asked me to send her the list of family members, he recalls. the next day she asked me to go to the airport at 5:00 in the morning. we left all our belongings and property behind. when i saw the situation at the airport, i thought we wouldn't be able to get in. the taliban were firing at people. one barely missed me. the italian government managed to evacuate nearly 5,000 afghans before the taliban took control of the airport. she looks back on the last month with mixed emotions. >> on the one hand, i'm very, very relieved that they're here and they were able to come to italy.
but i'm very worried about everything else that could not leave the country. so my thought is also with them. >> reporter: barely a month in italy, she mourns the life she lost. >> i love my country. i love my people. i have a lot of friends in my country, and i don't know what is happening for them. it makes me so sad. >> reporter: ahead now lies the congress, hard struggle for these strangers to adapt to a new life in this strange land. ben wedeman, cnn, rome. >> look at these scenes. this is in melbourne, australia on saturday when hundreds of anti-lockdown protestors clashed with police.
ten officers were injured. frustrations rising after tough covid restrictions and lockdowns across the state of victoria and its capital melbourne. victoria reported more than 560 new covid cases monday, the largest daily rise this year. 18 moments into this pandemic and the rate of new covid deaths in the u.s. just keeps ticking up again. data from johns hopkins university shows the country is approaching 2,000 covid deaths a day. that's the highest seven-day average we've seen in more than six months. the country's overall death toll from the virus approaching 675,000, the high point set during the 1918 flu pandemic. and so many people have died in the state of alabama. officials say the population actually shrank last year. the state's top health officer says it's the first time in more than a century that annual
deaths outpaced births. dr. anthony fauci says it is still possible for the u.s. to avoid reaching a million covid deaths if, of course, more americans get vaccinated. around 70 million people who are eligible for the shot are still not vaccinated. there is also some confusion over covid booster shots. the biden administration had wanted to make them available for all eligible americans as soon as monday. but last week, an fda advisory committee recommended a third pfizer dose and only for older and high-risk papatients. on sunday, dr. fauci fielded a question whether the panel made a mistake. >> i don't think they made a mistake. the one thing people need to realize, the data are coming in literally on a daily and weekly basis. they're going to continue to look at this, literally in realtime, more data will be coming in on both safety for
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meaning conditions are favorable for the spread of wildfires. the warning affects about 6 million people and includes the dixie fire, which has already burned nearly a million acres. crews are also battling a fire in the sequoia national park, an area where some of the world's largest and oldest trees are located. officials hoping to avoid a repeat of last year, when thousands of sequoia trees were destroyed in an especially bad fire season. let's bring in cnn meteorologist jean norman now. when it comes to all these fires, what are you seeing? >> michael, the situation couldn't get any worse in california as once again, we're seeing the drought and the heat leading to a record wildfire season. just another one of the fingerprints of climate change. let's talk quickly about what's going on with the sequoia fire -- rather, with the sequoia forest because we've got two fires near there, over 21,000
acres that are not contained. you see how close they are to the forest. that's why we saw scenes like this develop toward the end of last week. officials wrapping the giant trees, which are basically nearly as tall as the statue of liberty. now, of course the forest is home to thousands of trees, and because of the increase in fires that we've been seeing, they're at greater risk from fires thanks to climate change. prior to that, they hadn't quite been seeing so many problems with fires. in fact, in 2020, the castle fire killed hundreds of trees in that area. over the weekend, we watched something that we thought was going to be helpful, a co-front moving in. it brought some rain to the pacific northwest, but it also allowed high pressure to develop, and that means an offshore flow. that's not good because those winds will increase, and that is the reason why we have the fire risk danger at the critical level in northern california, not near the sequoia forest area, but still a concern as you
mentioned near the dixie fire. take a look at these wind gusts. we could be looking at gusts as high as 40, 50 miles an hour in this part of northern california. so that's the concern heading into tomorrow and possibly into tuesday. in all, 73 active large fires across the western united states, over 12 states. michael, here's something that really caught our attention. we had been at the level five for fire preparedness or at least fire awareness for 68 days. that's a record number of days, of course owing to the kind of season that we've been seeing. very disastrous in the west. we'll keep an eye on what's going on in the sequoia and hopefully they won't need to worry about protecting those trees too much longer. >> yes. such beautiful and important trees. gene, thanks for the update. appreciate it. gene norman there. now, all the glitz and glamour of television's biggest night was back on display at sunday's prime-time emmy awards. after last year's ceremony, which was virtual, of course,
stars of the small screen were back on the red carpet to the delight of fans and photographers. one of the night's biggest winners was the excellent netflix series "the crown" bringing home awards for best actor and actress in a drama series, best spoertzing actor and actress in a drama series, and, yes, best drama. and legendary entertainer rupaul made emmy history by becoming the most awarded person of color in the show's history. rupaul had an encouraging message to the kids watching at home. >> and for you kids out there watching, you have a tribe that is waiting for you. we are waiting for you, baby. come on to mama ru. >> "rupaul's drag race" won for best reality competition program, bringing rupaul's total number of emmys to 11. big wins for "ted lasso" too. thanks for spending part of your day with me. i'm michael holmes. stay with us, though.
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hello and welcome to our viewers here in the united states and all around the world. i'm michael holmes. appreciate your company. coming up here on "cnn newsroom," women bravely out in the streets of afghanistan, not staying silent despite being told to stay at home and don't go to school. drone video captures a massive crisis at the u.s. border. some 12,000 migrants camped under a bridge in texas, enduring searing heat and squalid conditions. and canada