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Norway Shooting Suspect Goes to Court. Norway Observes Minute of Silence. Who Is Anders Breivik? Motives for Mass Murder. Anger Builds in China. Deadlock on US Debt. Stalled US Debt Talks Driving Markets Down. Strauss-Kahn's Accuser Speaks Out.

Aired July 25, 2011 - 08:00:00   ET

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KRISTIE LU STOUT, CNN ANCHOR: Welcome to NEWS STREAM, where news and technology meet. I'm Kristie Lu Stout in Hong Kong.

The man accused of killing more than 90 people in two terror attacks in Norway goes to court. We'll also look at the digital footprint Anders Breivik left online.

Anger continues to build in China days after a deadly train collision cast doubt on the country's high-speed rail ambitions.

And the woman who accused former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault is speaking out. We'll talk to one of the journalists who interviewed her.

Authorities in Norway still do not know the complete death toll from Friday's terror attacks and, as they search for more victims, the country is mourning dozens of lives cut short by violence. Officials have reported at least 93 dead, but now say that number will be lowered.

Now, this man is accused of carrying out the bomb blast and shooting rampage. His lawyer says 32-year-old Anders Behring Breivik had hoped to explain himself in court, but he will have a limited audience.

Members of the public and the media are not being allowed to attend today's proceedings. And that is because police fear Breivik might try to send a message to others. Michael Holmes joins us live from outside the court in Oslo.

And Michael, we now know it is a closed session. Any word what's happening inside?

MICHAEL HOLMES, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, the state broadcaster here is reporting that proceedings are already underway. We don't know that independently, but that's what's being broadcast on state television here.

One of our producers, Jonathan Wald, actually rode in an elevator with Breivik's lawyer and asked him about today's proceedings, and the lawyer, Geir Lippestad, said this. He said it will -- he will go to prison. This will be a short hearing.

So -- and we've been told that also by a law professor here, but these hearings, it's basically a bail hearing. It's a remand hearing to decide whether he should or should not be kept in custody, and we're pretty sure we know the answer to that.

So, it will be brief, and the lawyer has said he expected it to be brief and he expects his client will be in prison after this hearing.

As you said, there've been hopes by the media that they would be allowed in there and that, in fact, there may even be a TV feed out of the courtroom, but police went in and argued their case before the judge that that shouldn't happen.

Why? Because they're not 100 percent convinced that there aren't co- conspirators out there, and they feared that Breivik might send some sort of message to them, and the judge agreed to close the hearing. Very unusual in Norway for that to happen, a very open judicial system here, Kristie.

STOUT: Now, Breivik has been charged with two acts of terror. If he is convicted, what sentence could he be facing?

HOLMES: Yes, it's been an interesting discussion that here in Norway, the maximum sentence if you like is life in prison, and that translates to 21 years.

And after the magnitude of what had happened here on Friday, of course, a lot of people were concerned about that, but there is a provision under Norwegian law that they term it being sentenced to custody rather than sentenced to prison.

Now, if he's sentenced into custody, he still gets a 21-year sentence, but the provision allows for what in other countries might be called a parole hearing when that expires, and that can go on indefinitely.

So, if he were to be convicted and sentenced under this custody law, if you like, he could stay in jail, certainly, for the rest of his life if convicted.

The other thing is that when might that be? Well, the trial, if the trial goes ahead, and we've been led to believe he's going to plead not guilty, although he has admitted to the crimes. If it goes to full trial, it could be up to a year until we see a result from this, Kristie.

STOUT: And also, earlier today, Michael, the country held a minute's silence in honor of the victims. Can you tell us how the tragedy has shaken the people of Norway.

HOLMES: Yes, I've been talking to a lot of people, of course, and it has. It's shaken them to their core.

And interestingly enough, I've been approached by a lot of Norwegian media to ask how the world is viewing this, and Norwegian civilians, too, coming and asking us how is the rest of the world seeing this. Are they with us on this?

The whole country has been stunned by what's happened, not just the magnitude, of course, of the death toll and the wounded, but the fact that this was homegrown, it would be alleged. So, yes, of course it's impacted the country enormously.

It was quite emotional. We were here when the minute of silence took place at noon local time, and everything just went quiet. All the trams stopped, all the cars stopped, all the people stood stock still. It's a very solemn day, of course, Kristie.

STOUT: All right, Michael Holmes joining us live from Oslo. Thank you very much.

N ow, who is Anders Breivik? As Norway grapples with the scale of the horrors he is accused of committing, people have looked at his activities online for any insight into who he really is.

There is a Twitter account under his name, and we can't confirm whether it's really him, but the only tweet on the account came days before the attacks, and it says, quote, "One person with a belief is equal to the force of 100,000 who have only interests."

On Facebook, there was a page with his name on it. It was deleted soon after the attacks, but again, no way of confirming whether it was really his page.

A visual version of his manifesto, what's believed to be his manifesto, was posted onto YouTube. Now, the original video has been removed, but when we looked, other people had already uploaded copies of the video. CNN can't confirm the authenticity of the video or the manifesto.

And reports say that Breivik was also an active player in the World of Warcraft. Reports say in the manifesto he says it can act as a credible alibi to avoid suspicion from family or friends, allowing him to blame the game for long periods of isolation.

Also posted online, a 1500-page manifesto believed to be by Breivik. Investigators are poring over it for clues. Our Senior International Correspondent Nic Robertson examines what may be the motives for mass murder.

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NIC ROBERTSON, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): This is how the man accused of being Norway's most notorious mass killer apparently wants the world to know him, a smiling Norwegian nationalist. A serious military-style marksman.

Not just a cold-blooded killer police say stalked and gunned down innocent young victims on a remote rocky island, Anders Behring Breivik is believed to have posted these images to YouTube in a 12-minute video embedded in a 1500-page manifesto just hours before he began his deadly killing spray with a massive car bombing outside government offices.

CNN cannot independently verify their authenticity.

Together, the video and manifesto appear to answer how and why the 32- year-old became a mass murderer.

The video reveals an intense fear that Muslims will dominate Europe and anger at what the author calls "Marxist European governments" he blames for doing nothing. And a belief that a Christian crusade is the solution. A belief he hid when he met this mainstream right-wing politician eight years ago.

JORAN KALLMYR, NORWEGIAN PROGRESS PARTY: I'm actually sorry because of him, because if he had said something like that, maybe we could have discovered it.

ROBERTSON: Kallmyr suspects Breivik was attracted to his party's anti-immigration reputation, but found them too moderate.

KALLMYR: I probably thought that he would find people inside our Progress Party that would be -- agree with him or something like that, and he wrote in his manifesto he was disappointed.

ROBERTSON: The manifest, titled "2083, a European Declaration of Independence" rails against such political inaction.

"My government and our media capitulated to Islam several years ago. Thousands of Muslims pouring in annually through our asylum institution or by family reunification. The situation is just chaotic. These suicidal traitors must be stopped."

The author turns his temper on his family, on friends, cruelly discussing sexual diseases he claims they've had, cataloging their failings.

He also reveals why he rented a farm outside Oslo to plot, undetected, a mission he describes in graphic detail.

"I have just completed the explosives research phase and have summarized several new chapters for the compendium. My rifle application came through, and I have now ordered an 800 euro silencer, specifically created for automatic and semi-automatic rifles.

"Needless to say, this is an extremely vulnerable phase. In fact, it is the most vulnerable phase of them all. If I get through this phase without trouble, I will be very close to finalizing my operation."

ROBERTSON (on camera): The whole ugly episode is so devastating, Norwegians are only just beginning to grasp the enormity of it. Breivik's manifesto is like a second hammer blow, too soon to fathom the implications of it.

But already, the question is being asked, how did he get away with it? Nic Robertson, CNN, Oslo, Norway.

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STOUT: And while much of today's attention is on Breivik, we do not want to forget about the victims of these horrifying attacks. Norwegians honored them with a moment of silence earlier today.

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(SILENCE)

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STOUT: Now, police have not yet revealed the names of the dead, but may do so later today. We know many of the victims were young adults attending a political retreat on Utoya Island. We'll bring you a live report from near there a little later in the newscast.

Still ahead on NEWS STREAM, a high-speed train crash in China over the weekend leaves dozens of people dead. We'll look at the public's emotional reaction.

The United States is inching closer to defaulting on its debts. Are lawmakers still as divided as ever? We'll have the latest from Washington.

And famine in Somalia. We will head to the south of the country, where families are gathering for help.

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STOUT: Welcome back. Now, China's high-speed bullet train was meant to be a shining symbol of the country's future prosperity. But a crash over the weekend that killed 35 and injured hundreds more has changed the tone dramatically.

As Stan Grant reports, the tragedy is sparking an outpouring of anger, and many are pointing blame at Beijing.

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STAN GRANT, SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): This is what China's fast track to the future looks like today, twisted, mangled wreckage and a government's reputation on the line. The human toll runs to the hundreds, dozens dead, many, many more in hospital.

Investigators are blaming nature, a lightning strike stalling one bullet train while another rammed into the back of it. Outraged Chinese are blaming manmade neglect and arrogance. They see earth movers digging deep holes to bury the train wreckage and suspect a cover up.

Micro blogging sites are seething with anger. Within 12 hours, more than two million people had lodged comment and criticism on Weibo, China's Twitter. In an online poll of 30,000 people, more than 29,500 said they were not satisfied with the government's response to the crash.

"The government treated human lives like nothing," one said. Another summed up the lack of trust and faith in their leaders.

"This is a country where thunder can cause a train crash, a running car can make a bridge collapse, drinking powdered milk can lead to kidney disease. Today's China is a bullet train running through a thunderstorm. We're not just onlookers, we are all passengers."

The government has sacked three senior officials and is promising a full investigation but, in the absence of answers right now, just an apology.

"The railway authorities express deep grief to the victims," he says, "and genuine condolences to their families. We apologize to all the passengers."

GRANT (on camera): China's high-speed rail net work was meant to be the epitome of pride and prestige. Instead, it has invited ridicule and skepticism. The Beijing-Shanghai train was meant to be the jewel in the crown but, since it was launched only weeks ago, it's been plagued by problems and power outages.

GRANT (voice-over): But even before this accident, some analysts were putting the brakes on China's need for speed.

"In high-speed rail," he says, "It's not the faster the better. We have to take safety, economics, and the environment into consideration to decide the best speed."

Faster, better, bigger. In all things, China is in a rush to put its stamp on the 21st century. The future is here, but it is a future so many Chinese scorn, and dozens killed at the weekend just won't get to share in. Stan Grant, CNN, Beijing.

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STOUT: Now, those Sina Weibo poll numbers that Stan just mentioned had been surging since his report. As of 20 minutes ago, they'd already more than doubled to around 71,000 signatures, all saying they are extremely dissatisfied with the government's crash response.

China has been making a big push toward high-speed rail for a while, now, and here's a look at their current routes. In 2008, China state council set a target for the country to have 16,000 kilometers of high- speed rail by 2020, giving the country the fastest and most expensive -- rather, extensive high-speed rail network in the word. That's ahead of Japan, France, and Spain.

And easily beating out the US, which only has this one high-speed line. It's known as the Acela Express. It covers roughly 730 kilometers along the East Coast and can reach beyond 200 kilometers an hour.

In the US, there are only eight days to go until the deadline for raising the US debt ceiling, and Congress remains divided. Democrats want the debt ceiling raised enough so the issue won't come up again until after the November 2012 elections. But the Republicans want it raised in two smaller increments to avoid a default on August the 2nd.

Meanwhile, speaking here in Hong Kong earlier today, the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, said she is confident a deal will be reached.

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HILLARY CLINTON, US SECRETARY OF STATE: I well remember the government shutdown of the 1990s. I had a front row seat for that one.

(LAUGHTER)

CLINTON: But this is how an open and democratic society ultimately comes together to reach the right solutions. So I am confident that Congress will do the right thing and secure a deal on the debt ceiling and work with President Obama to take the steps necessary to improve our long- term fiscal outlook.

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STOUT: And for more on the US debt debate, deadlock, and repercussions, Dan Lothian joins us now from outside the White House in Washington. And Dan, here in Hong Kong, we just got the sound bite, Hillary Clinton says she is confident the US will reach a deal but, really, how close are we to an agreement?

DAN LOTHIAN, CNN WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: Well, it's hard to tell how close we are. Perhaps there is some movement behind the scenes. I can tell you that all sides are still talking in these negotiations.

But I'll tell you, leading up to this weekend, there was much more confidence that something could get hammered out because there was so much concern about what would happen in the global markets and, in particular, here, domestically on Wall Street if the administration and Republicans, Democrats could not hammer out some kind of agreement.

There were big meetings here at the White House over the weekend, but here on Monday, still no agreement.

Here's what we have. On the Democratic side, we have Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who is pushing a plan that would raise the debt ceiling through the end of 2012 and have about $2.7 trillion in cuts.

It also would not have any additional taxes, which of course is something that Republicans simply will not sign onto.

On the Republican side, you have House Speaker John Boehner, who is pushing a plan that would raise the debt ceiling in two tiers, one for 2011, then another one in 2012, and he wants it to adhere to some of the principles of cut, cap, and balance, which the House passed and the Senate rejected last week.

Nonetheless, Speaker Boehner remains confident that something can be done to raise that debt ceiling by the August 2nd deadline.

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REP. JOHN BOEHNER (R), SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: I was born with a glass half full. I'm the optimist. It's about trying to find common ground.

Yes, I understand the president feels that we need a bigger government and more spending here in Washington. I believe allowing the American people to keep more of that money is the best way to create jobs and grow our economy.

But having said the fact that we're on -- it's almost like we come from two different planets, my job on behalf of the country is to find as much common ground as we can to help move the country ahead.

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LOTHIAN: There is no doubt a lot of concern that this needs to happen, that Secretary Geithner pointed out they're running out of runway, here.

And so, that's perhaps why you've seen the president, who was expected to be the headliner at two fundraisers here in Washington tonight has pulled out of the event and instead, Vice President Biden will be attending that event here in Washington, the purpose being that the president wants to focus, spend his time, focus on getting this debt ceiling issue resolved. Kristie?

STOUT: But why are the White House and Democrats so opposed to a short-term deal?

LOTHIAN: Well, a couple of reasons. First of all, they don't believe that if you get some sort of short-term debt ceiling deal just for 2011 that that would really satisfy the financial markets, and these concerns about the credit rating of the US being lowered. Experts believe that there's still too much uncertainty even with a short-term deal.

Secondly, what the White House points out is that it's been so difficult to get to this point, imagine trying to deal with yet another debt ceiling increase in 2012, when you're sort of -- you're in the midst of the political season, trying to hammer out something for 2012. If it's so difficult now, how will you get anything done then?

So, those are really the reasons why the president and his Secretary of Treasury have been so adamant about pointing out we need to get something done through the end of 2012, and so we'll see if they can make that happen.

STOUT: All right, Dan Lothian joining us live from Washington. Thank you.

Now, news of the stalled US debt talks has been unsettling stock markets around the world. Asian investors were especially on edge this session. Excuse me.

This is how the region closed on Monday. You can see that the Shanghai Composite was the hardest hit, sliding nearly three percent. Trading day, the FTSE is still in the red. US Index Futures look set for a lower open, as well, when trading begins in just over an hour.

Now, still ahead here on NEWS STREAM, another twist in the New York sexual assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Excuse me. As the hotel maid accusing him of rape takes her story to the media. We'll tell you more next.

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STOUT: Coming to you live from Hong Kong, you're back watching NEWS STREAM. Now, she is the hotel maid who has accused former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her in a Manhattan hotel room back in mid-May.

Now, two months and many twists later, with her credibility now in question, she has broken her silence and given interviews to two US media outlets. In the light of her decision to go public, CNN is now naming her. Her name is Nafissatou Diallo.

Strauss-Kahn's lawyers are criticizing Diallo for speaking to the media. Her lawyers say that she was only responding to what they call a smear campaign against her.

Christopher Dickey interviewed Nafissatou Diallo for the US magazine "Newsweek." He joins me now live from our studios in New York.

Welcome to the program. You picked up some very vivid details on what happened on May the 14th in that hotel room. What did Ms. Diallo tell you?

CHRISTOPHER DICKEY, "NEWSWEEK": Well, basically, she described a situation where she goes in to check and see if a room is empty so she can clean it, and the next thing she knows, she's confronted by this naked man with white hair who forces himself on her, closes the door, drags her onto the bed, is pushing back and forth.

She's a sturdy woman, and she's actually a little taller than Dominique Strauss-Kahn is. Eventually, she winds up on her knees back near the bathroom and she fellates him, she performs fellatio on him, then runs out of the room.

And a few minutes later, encounters one of her supervisors, tells the supervisor what has happened to her, because she's visibly shaken, and that starts the whole process going where he was arrested as he was about to leave for France, actually, to go the next day to meet Angela Merkel, at Kennedy Airport and taken back and imprisoned for a while here in the United States.

He still can't leave the United States.

STOUT: And this entire incident, as you mentioned in your article, took place in about 15 minutes. Now, there have been doubts about Ms. Diallo's credibility. Now, you interviewed her for a good three hours. So, during that time, what kind of reading, what kind of sense did you get about her overall credibility, her sincerity?

DICKEY: My sense about her sincerity and credibility when we were talking about the incident I just described is that it's highly credible for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that there is DNA evidence, there's physical evidence that substantiates just about everything she said.

My sense of her credibility when she's talking about her life in Africa, her asylum application to come to the United States, issues like that, is that there are things that are obscure, that she's hiding, that she doesn't want to talk about.

And that is why she would be such a problem if you put her on the stand in a courtroom process and tried to convict Dominique Strauss-Kahn of this alleged crime.

STOUT: And it's interesting that you said that overall you believe that she's credible, but in your article you said that there were moments when her tears seemed a bit forced.

DICKEY: Well, there definitely were. And one of the big problems for her credibility is that when she applied for asylum in the United States, she had to give an oral interview, which she rehearsed, listening to a tape recording that was given to her that was full of lies and embellishments.

When she told those stories, those lies, in her asylum application, she cried herself and moved other people to tears. And what she was describing was a rape that never happened. So, that is hugely damaging to her credibility. But it doesn't mean that she wasn't telling the truth about what happened in the Sofitel here in Manhattan.

And Ms. Diallo, she gave an interview to you at "Newsweek" as well as reporters at ABC News, and a lawyer for Dominique Strauss-Kahn offered a very strongly-worded statement, a reaction to these interviews, saying that it's all an attempt to glean more money. What are your thoughts on that response?

DICKEY: Well, look. If she was, indeed, assaulted the way she says she was, then why shouldn't she have a chance to get some money by suing Strauss-Kahn?

I think the -- it's incumbent upon Strauss-Kahn's lawyers to begin to tell his side of the story. Their entire strategy has been to defame Nafissatou Diallo, to take apart her credibility, to -- somebody has been leaking stories that she was a prostitute, which has made her very angry.

What is Dominique Strauss-Kahn's story about what happened in that room? We haven't heard a word from him or his lawyers. So, if it wasn't the way she said it happened, what happened?

STOUT: Christopher Dickey, your interview with her is a must-read. We've already shared it in our Twitter accounts. Thank you very much for joining us here on CNN International.

DICKEY: Thank you, Kristie.

STOUT: Christopher Dickey of "Newsweek" joining us just then. You are watching NEWS STREAM here on CNN, and up next, with Norway in mourning and a suspect now in court, we will have more on the search for the missing.

And we'll be taking you to Somalia, where food and water are in very little supply, and we will show you some of the families hardest hit as they try to help each other survive.

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STOUT: I'm Kristie Lu Stout in Hong Kong. You're watching News Stream. And these are your world headlines.

Norwegian media report the man accused of two terror attacks is currently in court before a judge in Oslo. Anders Behring Breivik wanted the hearing open to the public, but police feared he would send a message to potential co-conspirators even though authorities say that he confessed to acting alone. Now the judge will meet with the media after the closed proceedings have finished.

And how did Amy Winehouse die? The search for answers will begin today when an autopsy will be carried out on her body. The troubled star was found dead in her London home on Saturday. And police say the 27 year old singer's death is being treated as unexplained.

And with just eight days to go until the deadline for raising the U.S. debt ceiling, congress remains divided seemingly at an impasse. Now Democrats want the debt ceiling raised enough so the issue won't come up again until after the November 2012 presidential election. And the Republicans want it raised in two stages, which will require another vote before the election to avoid a default on August 2nd.

Now let's return to our top story, the terror attacks in Norway. Authorities now say there may have been fewer shooting victims than originally believed. Diana Magnay is near the island of Utoya where the massacre took place. And Diana, at least four people are still missing. What is the latest on rescue and recovery there.

DIANA MAGNAY, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Kristie, the rescue is still going on, but we've been much closer to the island than we are now and it was nowhere near the sort of full scale operation that we've been saying the last few days, nowhere near the numbers of boats looking for bodies. And all the bodies on the island of Utoya have now been removed for autopsy.

And so what's going on on the island itself is that police are now looking for sort of technical evidence, the ammunition for example, that Breivik was using, or supposed to be if it was Breivik indeed supposed to be using, and the chronology of events there to sort of help them in their investigation.

Now turning to his court appearance, I've just been speaking to our team in Oslo, Kristie. And they say they believe that is over, because Breivik's lawyer has already left the court room. Just before the court appearance, just before the court hearing, one of our producers spoke to the lawyer and he said exclusively to CNN Breivik will go to prison. This will be a short hearing Kristie.

STOUT: OK.

Also, back to the situation where you are, near the island of Utoya where that massacre took place, there have been some questions Diana about why the Norwegian police did not get to the island more quickly. Why is that? What have you heard?

MAGNAY: Well, the police yesterday gave out a chronology of when they got the call and when they got the island. And it really was a significant amount of time -- 17:27, the first reports of an attack going on on the island came through to the local police, and it was only at 18:25, an hour later, that the SWAT team landed on the island. And two minutes after that Breivik surrendered, even though he still had a lot of ammunition, police said.

Apparently, there was no helicopter available to police. It is, of course, entirely possible they were distracted by the events going on in Oslo and that that was in fact Breivik's intention to really use this explosion in Oslo as a foil for him to make it to the island and to carry out that hideous massacre. But there is no doubt that there was a lag in the police response time and that there will be a full investigation as to why exactly a helicopter wasn't available, why it was that local police were already in a boat half an hour before any police actually police actually got to the island -- Kristie.

STOUT: And I understand you've also been talking to survivors, what are they saying about the nightmare that they experienced?

MAGNAY: The survivors' tales have been truly horrific. And I think one thing that struck me was the resilience and bravery, courage really, of some of those very young people -- you know, 16 year olds, who came out to talk to the media a day after the attacks to tell us what had gone on. How, for example, they'd been in boats and having to lie across the bottom of the boat whilst the gunman fired on them, how they had to swim for their lives whilst watching their friends being shot in the water beside them. You know, completely horrific stories.

But also echoing what it was that the prime minister had said, that this man and this hideous act should not suppress the values that make Norway the country that it is, the openness of Norwegian society, the principles of democracy. And some of those young people said to me, you know, if there is a summer camp like that on Utoya next year then I will be going, Kristie.

MAGNAY: Diana Magnay joining us live near Utoya Island, thank you very much indeed. And Diana Magnay just reporting about that hearing that was underway in Oslo. Breivik was seen leaving the court room. It was a closed door session.

Now Norwegians are united in their sorrow. A large march to honor the victims is set to start in Oslo a few hours from now and others are planned across the country. Now Norway's king and queen have been trying to comfort their grief stricken nation, but they wept openly at a weekend mass. The step-brother of the crowned princess was among the victims on Utoya Island.

Now that mass was held at Oslo cathedral, but the memorial did not stop with the service. Now Jim Boulden shows us the moving tribute taking place outside.

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JIM BOULDEN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: It's just gone 2:30 in the morning, Monday morning, here in Oslo. And this is the cathedral where the special service was held on Sunday. And there were a lot of flowers out there then, but throughout the day on Sunday going into Monday morning it has just become a carpet of flowers, candles, teddy bears, and messages.

One thing that strikes me is that it has been raining a lot. And when it rains and some of the candles and lights go out, people have come and re-lit these candles to make sure that this, their sign of grief, is not extinguished.

One of the people who came to the vigil in the middle of the night is Norwegian footballer John Carew.

JOHN CAREW, NORWEGIAN FOOTBALLER: Some things in society has to change, because it was too easy to do something horrible like this. And -- but, you know, we will stand strong as a people and we won't let these horrible people and evil people who have done this win. So...

BOULDEN: Could you ever imagine this ever happening in Norway.

CAREW: No. Not really. You know, it's absolutely -- I cannot understand how in this country something like this can happen in this peaceful, peaceful country.

BOULDEN: One of the things that's noticeable in memorials like this is the smell of the flowers and the smell of the oil, the smell of the candles, it's a very powerful symbol for people's grief. And that's what this is now here, people aren't I don't think, beginning to heal it's still gone from shock to now this memorial, this vigil outside of the cathedral very much showing this country is just starting the grieving period.

Some of the notes here are in English. And one that is particularly poignant to me, given all the rain that there has been this weekend, maybe hard to read, but it says the rain this weekend are tears from heaven.

Jim Boulden, CNN, Oslo.

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STOUT: And you can find new video and information about the Norway terror attacks on our web site. You can join the discussion about the massacre in our sound-off section, just find it at CNN.com.

Now we want to turn our attention now to another part of the world that is suffering for a different reason: hunger. The World Bank has pledged more than a half a billion dollars of the victims of famine in Somalia. The new money comes as the United Nations holds emergency talks in Rome to try to step up the world's aid response. Now in some parts of Somalia a lethal combination of drought and civil war have left more than half the population without the water and food they need to survive.

Now David McKenzie reports from inside Somalia where families are increasingly converging for help.

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DAVID MCKENZIE, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: These people are actually from this community. They're called the host community. And they also need food aid desperately. They've been streaming in from the surrounding areas. And what they're doing here is registering people, making sure they'll be on the list for when the World Food Program and others can come into this area and give largescale assistance.

And it's the children here that are also the worst affected in this crisis. Even in the communities that are not coming from rebel held territories, they are struggling.

But what NGO people are telling me is that as people stream in from areas that cannot get aid, this area will be the cracking point in this crisis.

What strikes you when you see the situation of the people here? And why this zone could be so important in the coming weeks.

JOSETTE SHEERAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, WORLD FOOD PROGRAM: Well, we have a situation where we're already reaching 11 million people throughout the horn of Africa, but we have 60 percent of the population of Somalia have not been reached with aid. And so we're seeing people who have traveled a long distance, they're very weak.

MCKENZIE: But ultimately, the UN needs to access the areas that are worst off. And you can't right now.

SHEERAN: Yes. Well, we're reaching 1.5 million people in Somalia right now. We're building up in Mogadishu where we're reaching over 300,000 people, but the World Food Program has lost 14 people since 2008 just trying to give kids food. It's dangerous and it's risky, but we're committed to going to where the people need the food and going where ever we can. We're looking for those windows of opportunity even though access is extremely difficult in many of these places.

MCKENZIE: The problem in this crisis is that the World Food Program can only access less than half the Somali population that needs help, because they are in the areas controlled by Al-Shabbab, the militant group.

Now the main thing that needs to happen here, they say, is to get access into those areas, to feed people where they live, otherwise they're going to have streams of people coming into these areas. And so what the UN is trying to do now is create a buffer around the famine zone so people can get out, and if they do then at least they can get some kind of assistance.

David McKenzie, CNN, Somalia.

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STOUT: And if you want to find out about ways that you can help some of the millions of families at risk in the horn of Africa, go to CNN.com/impact. And there, you'll find more information about the scale of the crisis and including a list of reputable charities that are running a variety of aid programs in the region. That's at CNN.com/impact.

Now up next, Pedro Pinto will join us to wrap up the sporting headlines including a landmark day for one Australian rider in the Tour de France. That, up next.

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STOUT: Welcome back.

Now Uruguay had been crowned kings of South American football once again. For more on this story and the rest of the sports headlines, here's Pedro Pinto.

PEDRO PINTO, CNN SPORTS CORRESPONDENT: Hey, Kristie. Uruguay lifted the Copa America trophy for a record 15th time after a convincing win in the final of the competition in Argentina on Sunday. La Celeste flexed their muscles in Buenes Aires, pushing Paraguay with ease thanks to their star strikers, the dynamic duo of Diego Forlan and Luis Suarez were just too much for their opponents to handle.

Uruguay sent out an early warning sign just a couple of minutes into the match. Diego, Logano, and Sebastian Coates have their headers cleared off the line. The second one may have come off the hand of a Paraguayan defender. Still no penalty awarded.

That meant Uruguay kept pouring forward and they found a goal in the 11th minute. Suarez collecting a pass in the area and beating Justo Villar at the far post.

The World Cup semi-finalists continued to create chances. Arevalo Rios gaining possession, finding Diego Forlan who does the rest -- his first goal in 13 games for his country. It seemed to inspire him as Forlan hit the back of the net again close to injury time in the second half. Forlan equaling the all-time scoring record for Uruguay, helping his nation win the competition for the first time since 1995.

Now like I mentioned earlier, they do have 15 titles, do Uruguay, overall in the competition. And that is a record. The pulled ahead of neighbors and rivals Argentina on the all-time list. What's curious is the rest of South America only have 14 titles combined. As you can see here, Brazil have only won the competition 8 times.

Cycling history was made at the Tour de France as Cadel Evans became the first Australian rider ever to win the race. After two consecutive runner-up finishes, the 34 year old came out on top of a fantastic tour, which went down to the wire.

Don Riddell was in Paris for us on Sunday and has more on Evans' unforgettable win.

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DON RIDDELL, CNN SPORTS CORRESPONDENT: Everybody knew he was the champion, but Cadel Evans wasn't taking anything for granted until the final Tour de France stage was over.

CADEL EVANS, CYCLIST: We're nearly in Paris (inaudible).

RIDDELL: Having finished as the runner-up twice before, Evans was understandably cautious, but he had no need to be. Following a brilliant time trial on Saturday, he was effectively the champion. And even though he had 24 hours to get used to the idea, he was still emotional on the winner's podium.

EVANS: It's been a beautiful race and thanks to the (inaudible) brothers here. We really (inaudible). It was a fantastic experience for everyone involved. And I couldn't be happier to be standing up right here in the middle.

HELEN COCKS, CADEL'S MOTHER: I've never won a tour match in a moment, so (inaudible) seems like it's impossible.

PAUL EVANS, CADEL'S FATHER: I feel very relieved for him, because I know he wouldn't stop until he won.

RIDDELL: Evans will return home as a national hero. But many of his compatriots were here, able to cheer him on in person.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: He actually lives only 15 minutes away from my house in Australia. So he's just amazing, absolutely amazing.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: That's the Aussie spirit, doesn't give up, powered through it in the end, huh? Especially every Aussie (inaudible). So yeah, good to see him out here and win.

JIM OCHOWICZ, BMC GENERAL MANAGER: He's ecstatic right now. Obviously last night trying to have it all soak in, you know, having finished twice second before -- not a disappointment, but having now won it changes his life.

RIDDELL: It has been an historic tour. Evans became its first Australian winner, Mark Cavendish became the first rider to win three consecutive stages in Paris, while Andy and Frank Schleck became the first brothers ever to stand together on the podium.

ANDY SCHLEK, CYCLIST: My experienced (inaudible) a couple of times before, but I'm sure today might be something stick in my mind my whole life and being on (inaudible) podium is a dream come true. I mean, I remember watching the Tour and (inaudible), but my brother (inaudible) on the podium.

RIDDELL: History aside, it has been a thrilling race -- dramatic in the early stages with a string of spectacular crashes and gripping towards the end with superb racing from Alberto Contador, Andy Schlek, and Evans in the final days.

It's been a classic. In fact, I don't think we've had a Tour like this for 25 years. It's been the racing style of the 1980s, not of the 90s and the 2000s. Swashbuckling, attacks 62 kilometers from the finish line in the great mountain stage by one of the great protagonists. It's been really, I think, what the organizers would have hoped for.

This is the year that cycling fans feel they got the Tour back. If it's going to be this exciting again in 2012, then the next race can't come soon enough.

Don Riddell, CNN, Paris.

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PINTO: And it was unforgettable addition of the Tour this year.

Now I wanted to wrap up this sports update with a piece of video that proves Mario Balotelli, the Manchester City forward is one of the most enigmatic players in the world of football. In a preseason friendly between City and the L.A. Galaxy, he opened the scoring from the penalty spot, but then wasted a glorious chance to score again in the first half when he decided to do a 360 spin and back heel went clean through on goal.

What was he thinking? Well, it wasn't funny to his teammates, or his manager who took him off a few minutes later. Very strange episode indeed.

The Galaxy scored a great goal later in the game. What a strike from Mike Magee. The match ended 1-all with City coming out on top in a penalty shootout. Still, Mario Balotelli making the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Kristie, back to you.

STOUT: Pedro, thank you.

Now up next here on News Stream, what looks like Apple but isn't? Well, this store in China apparently. And yes, we have an update on the imitation emporium we told you about last week.

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STOUT: Welcome back.

Time for your global weather forecast. And for people in New Zealand, a wintry blast there. Let's get the update from Mari Ramos. She joins us now from the world weather center -- Mari.

MARI RAMOS, CNN WEATHER CORRESPONDENT: Hey, Kristie. Yeah, of course winter in the southern hemisphere. It's hard, you know, for those of us that are, you know, suffering from the heat here in the northern hemisphere to remember that. But yes, winter is really rearing its ugly head across portions of this region, you know, across Australia, southeastern Australia, it's been the rain that hasn't left you alone.

But take a look at what's going on here in New Zealand. What a mess, huh? Can you -- look at this, traffic mess there in Queenstown. There are a lot of people that were stranded on roadways over the weekend, because of the heavy snowfalls that came in. Some cities recording some of their coldest temperatures so far this season. And in many cases, records were broken because of the cold weather.

Really great pictures here. Thank you to Weather Watch for sending us those, for letting us use them.

Let's take a look over here at the satellite. And you can see it, both the north and the south islands started off with a lot of cloud cover. We're starting to see some clearing now as that area of low pressure starts to move away. As that moves away, your weather will continue to improve. But, still throughout the day today, even after this winter storm moves out, there's still going to be plenty of cold air across this region. And still the possibly of some widespread snow showers, heavier snowfalls of course, as we head into the higher elevations.

I think you guys should be fine as we head into Christchurch as well. And you know what, some of these big cities in New Zealand, it's not that common, let's say, for you guys to get snowfall. For example, as we head into Auckland, they've only had one recorded snow event ever. So that's how rare it is. It didn't snow again this time as far north as Auckland, though. But some to the south really dealing with that winter blast.

Let's go ahead and move on and talk about the tropics. Yeah, the tropics now. And this is the Philippines. And again, we have an area of low pressure right in there. This one set to become our next tropical storm. It probably won't develop into typhoon, because it's already so close to land, but there's still enough energy here that we could see this becoming a tropical storm which would be one notch down from a typhoon. It is bringing some very heavy rain across the Philippines regardless of whether it develops or not.

The center of circulation still out over the water, but you can see that it's expected to move just across the northern tip of Luzon, that's where the strongest winds are going to be. But if you get some of these thunderstorms that are coming along with this weather system, you will get some strong winds with that as well. And there are some wind warnings for the Visayas here, southern parts of Luzon. And you're going to see some very heavy rain. Look at that, some areas up to 25 centimeters of rainfall.

Let's go ahead and check out your forecast next.

Oh yeah, the beach is open. Well, you know, it's not the ocean, it is in Moscow, but people are flocking to the beaches, especially as we head through these next couple of days. This entire week, Kristie, expected to be well above average. Uh oh, I think she dropped her phone.

Come back over to the weather map over here. Let me go ahead and show you Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday still looking at temperatures that will be well above the average of 22 for this time of year as we head into the later part of the week Friday and into the weekend we should be returning to more seasonable temperatures.

But this is of course the time of year when we're really begin to see those temperatures across this area. Do you remember last year, Kristie? This was when we were talking about that heat wave in Moscow that killed so many people. We're not expecting that same situation, because we're not thinking it will last as long, but so far you've had 38 days above average in Moscow compared to 60 days last year. So it's a big difference. Back to you.

STOUT: OK. Good to hear there won't be a repeat. Mari Ramos, thank you.

Now last week we told you about an Apple Store in China that wasn't really an Apple Store. Now a blogger who goes by the name Bird Abroad took this picture in Qingming, China. It is said to be just one of five in the city.

Now media reports say to have been shut down since, though a local official quoted by Dow Jones denies such action has been taken. However, an investigation is underway.

And that is News Stream. World Business Today is next.

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