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Filipinas Targeted by Human Traffickers; Angelina Jolie Has Double Mastectomy; Astronaut Chris Hadfield's Videos of Space; Grisly Syrian Video Discussed; Justice Department Scandal over AP Phone Records; Wall of Ice Threatens Minnesota Homes
Aired May 14, 2013 - 08:00:00 ET
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KRISTIE LU STOUT, CNN ANCHOR: I'm Kristie Lu Stout in Hong Kong and welcome to NEWS STREAM, where news and technology meet.
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STOUT (voice-over): Now Hollywood icon Angelina Jolie has a double mastectomy to try and prevent her from getting breast cancer.
Why Filipinas have been targeted by human traffickers and what's being done to fight back.
Plus his pictures gave us on Earth an insight to life in space. We'll look at the best of astronaut Chris Hadfield's amazing videos.
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STOUT: Diplomatic solutions for the Syrian crisis have grown cloudier in recent weeks. The leaders of the U.S. and U.K. are expressing differing opinions, with President Barack Obama cautious about whether peace can be brokered in Syria, while the British Prime Minister David Cameron said that there was a new urgency for diplomacy. But new reports about the Syrian rebels are making it more difficult.
Last week, a U.N. official said evidence suggested that the rebels had used chemical weapons, something they and the Syrian government denied doing.
And now a grisly video has surfaced online. It is said to show a rebel commander cutting out the heart of a dead government soldier and then eating it. Human Rights Watch says it is unclear if the fighter is part of the Free Syrian Army. Remember, the Syrian opposition is divided.
Human Rights Watch says if it's true, action must be taken to stop such atrocities. The video was posted online this week by a pro-government group, and CNN has not been able to verify its authenticity.
Let's bring in Mohammed Jamjoom from Beirut, Lebanon, with the latest.
Mohammed, what more do we know about this gruesome incident that was depicted in this online video?
MOHAMMED JAMJOOM, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Kristie, the video is absolutely ghastly. Now we cannot independently verify its authenticity, but we have spoken to a rebel spokesman who claims that this is illegitimate video, that this happened more than two weeks ago in western Homs after clashes between rebel fighters and regime soldiers.
Now we're not showing you this video because it is so gruesome. We have a frame from the video. But this video shows a man who's been identified by people we've spoken with as a man named Abu Sakkar (ph), who is one of the founders, we're told, of the Omar al-Farouq Brigade.
Now in this video, the man who's identified as Abu Sakkar (ph), he reaches into the chest of a regime soldier. He pulls out what appears to be the man's heart and also pulls out what appears to be the man's liver. But then he looks up at the camera, he says, "I swear to God we will eat your hearts out, you soldiers of Bashar, you dogs." And then he proceeds to take a bite of the heart.
It is so gruesome, it is really been proliferating online. It has gotten so many views. We've heard condemnation from the opposition Syrian National Coalition. They are condemning this in the strongest possible terms, saying nobody should be committing this kind of atrocity, whether it be regime soldiers or rebel fighters.
Now we've also heard from Human Rights Watch. They're saying that this represents a new low in Syria, that it shows the need to start prosecuting fighters, whether they're rebels or soldiers, for war crimes. I spoke just a short while ago here with Nadim Houry, with Human Rights Watch in Beirut. Here's more of what he had to tell me about this video.
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NADIM HOURY, HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH: The clip is shocking. But what's even more shocking, frankly, is the inaction of the international community at this point. I mean, every day there are atrocities taking place. Every day, there is disturbing footage coming out of Syria. And there's no sense of urgency in the international community.
And for people like Abu Sakkar (ph), the man who's identified in the video, there has to be sense that there will be a punishment for this behavior.
Right now, there's a complete -- there's complete impunity in Syria for both sides. And this is the outcome.
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JAMJOOM: Mr. Houry went on to tell me that as long as the U.N. Security Council is deadlocks, as long as Russia continues to support the Bashar al-Assad regime and that nobody in Syria amongst any of the fighters believes that they will face consequences for any atrocities they commit, he says this kind of horror will continue to go on, Kristie.
STOUT: Yes, the video is gruesome; it is shocking, very graphic. But can you contextualize for us? Does it shed light on extremist elements that operate outside the command structure of the Free Syrian Army?
JAMJOOM: This is one of the key questions, Kristie, that you're just asking. In fact, Human Rights Watch has stated that they're not even certain if the Omar al-Farouq Brigade operates within the command structure of the Free Syrian Army.
This is something we've been trying to find out as well, because as you know, in Syria, there are so many different battalions, so many different groups fighting under the umbrella of the rebel Free Syrian Army.
Now the rebel Free Syrian Army, for its part, has condemned what is on this tape. They told us that if this revealed to be true, that this needs to stop, that the Free Syrian Army does not condone this sort of thing, that this goes against the morals of all Syrians and the morals of the Free Syrian Army who, they say, is fighting for the people of Syria. This should not be happening.
But, again, this goes to show how much concern there is about the divisions within the command structure of the Free Syrian Army, within the Free Syrian Army itself. Who exactly is fighting and where and what does that represent for the continuation of the brutal civil war in Syria, Kristie?
STOUT: Mohammed Jamjoom reporting for us, thank you.
Now let's go inside one of the most feared buildings in Syria, the headquarters of Syrian intelligence in Damascus. ITV News spoke with four men inside said to be captured rebel fighters. As Bill Neely reports, the men claim they have been betrayed by the West.
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BILL NEELY, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Syrian intelligence headquarters; four prisoners are brought in. They're accused of killing soldiers and other crimes. We had asked to see them. Their captors are listening. Their faces tell their own story. They say they've not been ill-treated. They've been held for months. Their shoelaces have been removed.
Only one, Hussain al-Alassi (ph), says he was an Islamist before Syria's revolution. He fought Americans in Iraq. But is now, he says, a member of the Al Qaeda group, Jabhat Al-Nusra.
NEELY: What was your aim? Was it to kill President Assad?
NEELY (voice-over): Our aim, he says, was to finish this regime, whether we kill him or not, to establish Islamic rule and then to spread that to other countries.
This man says he was also in an Al-Nusra group that captured and killed 15 soldiers.
NEELY: Nobody is forcing you to say this.
NEELY (voice-over): No, he says.
Two of them say they began as protesters but the demonstrations were getting nowhere, so they took up arms.
Outside, a warplane roared overhead. Two of the prisoners said it seemed to them the revolution was getting nowhere, though, of course, they have no way of knowing.
"I don't think we can hold all our ground," he says, "and there are so many areas we've just never captured."
NEELY: Do you really believe the revolution is finished or are you just saying that, because we're here?
"No, no; I've not been told what to say. I'm saying what I want."
We can't prove that what they say is true, and no proof of their alleged crimes was offered. Two of them were adamant.
The West hasn't done enough to help them.
"At the start, we thought our revolution would be like Libya's, that Britain and the U.S. would join us."
NEELY: You all believe that you've been betrayed by outside powers?
"Yes, betrayed and bitter, but most because we feel we were wrong."
These are, of course, the public confessions of men facing execution. Off-camera, a general assures me, they will face trial.
NEELY: There are thousands of men like this in Syrian prisons, accused of crimes against the state. Many others in this war have simply disappeared or, say human rights organizations, have been tortured or killed. We were shown just four men over there, who spoke in the hope that their lives will be spared and who left with no guarantee of that whatsoever -- Bill Neely, ITV News, Damascus.
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STOUT: Three boats carrying as many as 150 people are believed to have capsized off the western coast of Myanmar. We're getting conflicting reports from the scene. Bodies have also been found floating in the water, but some survivors are believed to have been found, although it's not clear how many.
A U.N. humanitarian agcy says the boats were carrying people trying to escape an approaching storm. Cyclone Mahasen (ph) appears on track to hit Myanmar later this week.
The American actress and U.N. special envoy Angelina Jolie has gone public with the news that she had a preventative double mastectomy. Jolie says that she decided to have her breasts removed after genetic testing put her risk of developing breast cancer at 87 percent. Her mother died of cancer at age 56.
Jolie disclosed the information in a "New York Times" column, and she said that she hopes other women realize that they have options. Jolie says that she has what she calls a faulty gene. And today it is scientifically possible for doctors to pick it up in a blood test. For more on this, let's bring our senior medical correspondent, Elizabeth Cohen. She joins us live from CNN Center.
Elizabeth, tell us more about the test that Angelina Jolie took and the results.
ELIZABETH COHEN, SR. MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT: Right. This is a test, Kristie, that women get when they have breast cancer in their family. They've noticed let's or ovarian cancer. In this case, mom had ovarian cancer; other times it's breast cancer, a mother, sister, grandmother, sometimes aunts. And they say wow, is this chance or is there a faulty gene in my family?
So she went ahead and got the test. It's called a BRCA test, a test for the breast cancer gene. And there are several of these genes. And you can get one test that catches many of them.
Let's read from a small section of her "New York Times" piece that talked about what happened.
So she says, "I carry a 'faulty' gene, BRCA1, which sharply increases my risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. My doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in the case of each woman."
Those numbers are really stunning, Kristie, an 87 percent chance of getting breast cancer sometime in her lifetime. So in this case, women can do one of several things. They can say, you know what? I want to have a lot of MRIs and mammograms and really be vigilant about looking for cancer.
Or they can take drugs, take drugs that can prevent breast cancer or do a combination of those two things. Or they can decide to get their breasts removed and reconstructed. In this case, that's what Angelina Jolie chose, Kristie.
STOUT: You know, I'm struck by how precise that risk percentage is. And how do women go about getting screened for cancer this way, and just how accessible is it?
COHEN: You know, in the United States, it's quite accessible. It is like many things in the United States in health care, expensive.
So what you do in this country is that the best thing is to seek out a genetic counselor, because the genetic counselor is well-steeped in this; they really know what they're talking about, and they can help you work through what the test means and what it doesn't mean and how you're going to make choices about what to do.
In the United States, again, it's expensive; insurance sometimes covers it and sometimes it doesn't. This is not a test I want to note for just anyone, just because a woman is curious, do I have the gene or not, not a good idea to get this test. You want to get this test if you have a reason to be worried. And that would be if you have breast cancer in your family.
Now another thing that women do if they test positive is that they will often have their ovaries removed. As a matter of fact, many genetic counselors recommend that if you carry the gene. They say as soon as you're done having your children, certainly by your 40th birthday, get your ovaries removed.
STOUT: And tell us more about the double mastectomy procedure. Is it a surefire way to erase the risk of breast cancer?
COHEN: It's not 100 percent because there may still be some tissue left. But Angelina Jolie said that it got it down to less than 5 percent. So let's actually read another section of her article, because she really puts it beautifully.
She said, "I wanted to write this to tell other women that the decision to have a mastectomy was not easy. But it is one I am very happy that I made. My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87 percent to under 5 percent."
So you can see with those numbers why she did it. And in fact, there are studies that show that doctors when -- if they're asked if you had a breast cancer gene, a faulty one, what would you do, many of them -- most of them would choose to do what she did.
STOUT: Wow. But are there other options out there?
COHEN: There are other options out there. You can decide -- some women really don't want the surgery. They don't want to lose their breasts. And they say, look, I get it that I have a pretty high chance of getting breast cancer. But maybe I'll get breast cancer when I'm 90 and then it won't really matter all that much.
So instead, I'm just going to have a lot of mammograms and a lot of MRIs very often, more often than other women. I'm going to start at a younger age than other women start. And that's what I'm going to do. I'm going to be vigilant. Some women do that and also take some drugs that can help prevent breast cancer.
But I will say that the option that she's chosen is the -- you know, nothing's 100 percent sure, but it's the most surefire way of preventing breast cancer.
STOUT: We'll respect Angelina Jolie for sharing her experience with women the world over. A big thank you to you, Elizabeth Cohen, reporting live from CNN Center.
You're watching NEWS STREAM. And still ahead on the program, the Associated Press' confidential phone records of its staff have been collected by the U.S. Department of Justice.
And take a look at this image. It is a wave of ice creeping forward (inaudible). Ahead, we'll see the very real damage it caused.
Welcome back, you're back watching NEWS STREAM. And this is a visual version of all the stories on the show today.
We told you about Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy. Later we'll show you this amazing video of a wave of creeping ice.
But now to the U.S., where the Justice Service has been accused of secretly collecting phone records of reporters and editors at the Associated Press news agcy. AP says two months of records were collected and could potentially reveal communications with confidential sources. In a letter to the U.S. attorney general, AP president and CEO Gary Pruitt calls it a "massive an unprecedented intrusion" into its reporting.
The government has not said why it wants the records, but AP says U.S. officials were looking at how details of a foiled bomb plot were leaked in May of last year. A month later, two U.S. attorneys were appointed to lead investigations into the possible leaking of state secrets.
As Brianna Keilar reports, it is not the first scandal of its type to hit the Obama administration in recent days.
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BRIANNA KEILAR, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): As a series of controversies boiled over in Washington, President Obama left town.
BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Because I sure want to do some governing. I want to get some stuff done.
KEILAR (voice-over): Headlining New York City fundraisers with Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, amid news that Justice Department seized phone records of Associated Press reporters in an investigation of leaks, accusations the administration downplayed terrorist involvement in September's deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya, and claims the IRS targeted conservative groups looking for tax exempt status.
OBAMA: I will not tolerate it.
KEILAR (voice-over): Just hours before, Obama addressed the IRS scandal.
OBAMA: If, in fact, IRS personnel engaged in the kind of practices that have been reported on and were intentionally targeting conservative groups, then that's outrageous. And there's no place for it.
KEILAR (voice-over): The agency's watchdog is expected to release a report this week that will show the IRS targeted applicants who made statements that, quote, "criticize how the country is being run." This, as emails became public, showing the administration changed CIA talking points on terrorist involvement in the Libya attack just before the presidential election.
OBAMA: The whole issue of this -- of talking points, frankly, throughout this process, has been a sideshow. Suddenly, three days ago, this gets spun up as if there's something new to the story. There's no there there.
KEILAR (voice-over): But Republicans see opportunity, and they're accusing the president of hiding the truth.
REP. DARRELL ISSA (R): Where is the outrage as things like this keep happening? The pattern's becoming one in which this administration is not transparent and they don't seem to care if the right things are done.
KEILAR (voice-over): Brianna Keilar, CNN, Washington.
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STOUT: And some news just in to us now, the Russian counterintelligence agcy, the FSB, has detained an American. The FSB posted a statement on its website, saying that the man was trying to recruit someone from one of Russia's special services.
Russia's foreign ministry has summoned the American ambassador to explain. And the U.S. says it will issue a statement soon. We'll bring you more on this story as we get it.
Now just ahead, here on NEWS STREAM, you've probably never seen snow move like this. Now these ice crystals can crawl, and this video, it is not timelapsed. We'll explain the phenomenon after the break.
STOUT (voice-over): Coming to you live from Hong Kong, you're back watching NEWS STREAM, and right here, you're looking at some of the extreme weather that's forced millions of people from their homes last year. The Internal Displacement Monitoring Center says almost 32.5 million people fled from floods, earthquakes and other natural hazards.
Now rich and poor nations were affected, from Hurricane Sandy in the United States to Typhoon Bopha in the Philippines. Asia and Africa suffer the most, and Nigeria is among the hardest hit with more than 6 million people displaced by the flooding there.
Nevertheless, five years, natural disasters have forced nearly 144 million people from their homes in 125 countries. Looking forward, the report says that there is also increasing scientific evidence that climate change will become a factor. Incredible report there; more than 32 million people displaced by weather disasters in the last year alone.
Let's get more perspective now with Mari Ramos. She joins us from the World Weather Center.
MARI RAMOS, AMS METEOROLOGIST: Kristie, this is more of our special "Living with Climate Change" and the things that we have to do now to start to adapt to this new way of living and as the climate changes, all of the different scenarios that can happen.
One interesting thing about that report that you mentioned, again, it reiterates the situation where most vulnerable are the people that live in developing countries. That's where it takes longer to recover from a natural disaster and where most of the deaths from natural disasters occur. Usually the largest displacement of people also happen in those areas.
And we're going to talk about one area in particular in just a moment. But I want to show you something a little bit different. It's kind of like a -- talk about extreme weather, a little bit of freaky weather, to say the very least.
This may or may not have to do with climate change. This is the type of situation that is common, what I'm showing you here in this picture. Sometimes in Alaska, but not so much in parts of the U.S. or Canada. And this is a picture from Canada. It's called an ice shove. Have you ever heard of that?
Well, I guess you haven't. Lisa Sylvester tells us more.
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LISA SYLVESTER, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): A menacing slow- moving wall of ice. You can hear the ice crackling; as it gets closer it sounds more like the chugging of a train rolling in.
It's crawling up the walls of the houses.
And roll in, it did.
Oh, my God, their door's in.
SYLVESTER (voice-over): Darla Johnson shot this video as it approached this row of townhouses.
DARLA JOHNSON, ICE SHOVE VIDEOGRAPHER: I got pretty scared this might not stop.
SYLVESTER (voice-over): High winds helped push massive ice floes off Lake Mallott (ph) and into the homes of worried neighbors. Everyone's calling it an ice tsunami, but...
REBECCA LEGATT, NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: It's not an ice tsunami. It's actually an ice shove. So an ice shove is a surge of ice that moved onshore, whether it be a lake body or an ocean body, onto coastal shorelines. And it's typically caused by wind conditions, like it was in this case.
SYLVESTER (voice-over): The ice is semi-melted with a consistent strong wind, it starts pushing from the center out as it builds it creates its own sail. The wind picks it up and the momentum carries it ashore.
Minnesota was not the only area impacted. Further north in Canada, in Manitoba, this same weather system destroyed or damaged more than 2 dozen homes and cabins.
Donna Billows has lived here for 23 years.
DONNA BILLOWS: Then the ice came right through the living room here. He said, "Grab your purse, grab whatever you can; get the keys. We've got to get out of here."
SYLVESTER (voice-over): And this is what's left of Myles Haverluck's renovated cabin on Ocher (ph) Beach. He was just getting ready to light his barbecue when he saw a sight he's never seen before.
MYLES HAVERLUCK: I mean, I've never been in a tornado, but I'm going to assume that it sounds something like that. It's just a big roaring. You can see it coming and you keep thinking, oh, it's not coming any farther; it's going to stop. But it just kept on coming.
SYLVESTER (voice-over): A freaky weather phenomenon that's common in Alaska but not in Minnesota. The bad news for the homeowners, many insurance policies don't cover the damage.
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MARI RAMOS: And you can see that the damage is quite extensive when you have ice all the way to the rooftop of these homes and cabins, Kristie. So it is a pretty intense situation. And part of these changes, whether or not this has to do with climate change per se, that is way too early to tell because many times people want to associate one weather event or one particular event with climate change.
And it's still very difficult for scientists to be able to pinpoint. But I can tell you right now, as far as the weather across the U.S., we'll be looking at extremely warmer conditions. So quite a change and more of that ice melting, but a lot quicker, I think, this time around.
I want to move on and talk about this tropical that is in the Bay of Bengal (ph) and kind of going also with that theory, with what you were talking about. You were saying earlier about displacement. These tropical cyclones in the Bay of Bengal (ph) have a history of displacing thousands and thousands of people and killing thousands of people.
Look at these death tolls from these tropical cyclones in those areas. So Nargis was the last one. It killed 140,000 people and untold numbers of displaced people in that region. But remember, this was a very powerful storm moving into very vulnerable area.
One of the things that aggravates the damage from tropical cyclones, poverty is one of them, as we mentioned, and also living conditions and population density. And we're talking about areas here of the world that are densely populated.
This is the storm right over here, hugging the coastline of India, bringing some heavy rain into those areas. There is a little bit of moisture ahead of the storm right over here, but this is unrelated to the tropical cyclone. So I don't want people in this area to be scared as of yet that the storm is already there. It's still very far away.
Winds are 80 kph. The storm is expected to continue tracking northward and because these areas are so densely populated and so many people here do not live in homes that will be able to withstand a tropical cyclone, there are already starting to move some of these people out of the way, particularly in those areas that are most prone to flooding and inadequate housing that will not be able to withstand winds that could be in excess of 130 kph, Kristie. Back to you.
STOUT: All right. Good to hear that evacuation's already underway. Mari Ramos there, thank you.
You're watching NEWS STREAM. And still ahead we'll take to the Philippines and the busy port of Manila, the country's greatest export has become its people.
And factory workers in Bangladesh say that they fear for their safety. (Inaudible) the steps that many of them have decided to take next.
STOUT: I'm Kristie Lu Stout in Hong Kong. You're watching NEWS STREAM, and these are your world headlines.
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STOUT (voice-over): Hollywood film star Angelina Jolie says she's had surgery to remove both her breasts after discovering she carries a gene that gives her a high risk of developing cancer. Jolie, whose mother died of cancer at age 56, says the decision to have the double mastectomy was not easy, but she wants other women to benefit from her experience.
The Russian counterintelligence agency, the FSB, says it has detained an American. The FSB posted a statement on its website, saying the man was trying to recruit someone from one of Russia's special services. The embassy in Moscow did not have an immediate comment, but says it plans to issue a statement.
The latest count from Pakistan's general election shows Nawaz Sharif's party will dominate the next parliament. He's been prime minister twice before and is poised for another term in office. Despite allegations by other parties of vote rigging, (inaudible) observers describe the election as mostly satisfactory or good.
As Myanmar prepares for approaching Cyclone Mahasen, a tragedy has occurred. Three boats carrying as many as 150 people are believed to have capsized off the western coast. (Inaudible) says the boats were tied together and were carrying people away from the approaching storm.
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STOUT: The second and final day of a high-level meeting on human trafficking is about to get underway at the U.N. General Assembly. On Monday, top U.N. officials urged governments to do more in the fight against human trafficking and slavery. They called on leaders to strengthen domestic security and legal systems and to increase people's standard of living.
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BAN KI-MOON, U.N. SECRETARY-GENERAL: The trafficking in persons protocol (ph) already has more than 150 states' parties. I urge all others to join and to become party to international pact against the trafficking, corruption and slavery as well as the treaties that protect the human rights, especially rights of women and children.
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STOUT: Our world is becoming increasingly interconnected, and the global economy presents some challenges. So it's not uncommon for people everywhere to seek work abroad. But in the Philippines, the factors driving people to leave their communities are complex, but central to the country's development.
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STOUT (voice-over): The Port of Manila hums with activity as goods come and go. But look closely, and you'll see something disturbing, especially to Filipinos. In recent years, the Philippines' greatest export has become its people.
MITCH RAMOS, SOCIAL WORKER: Because of the economic situation that they have in their provinces, because of the low income also of the family that they have, so it's really -- it has really shown that poverty is really the main cause.
STOUT (voice-over): Mitch Ramos is a social worker who helps Filipino girls returning home from working abroad.
At this halfway house near the seaport, Ramos cared for children and young women classified as victims of human trafficking. She says in almost every case, the girls came from desperately poor families and weren't sure who or what was awaiting them when they agreed to go with the job recruiters.
MITCH RAMOS: They can easily be tricked also and they are full from the promises that you can have this; you can have that when you go there. I will -- they will give you everything. So they are giving a lot of promises.
STOUT (voice-over): The Philippines ranks third in the world in terms of money its citizens send home to family members behind India and China. More than 10 percent of the country's population of 90-plus million lives and works abroad, in most cases things work out all right. But there are illegal recruitment agencies who go to poor areas of the Philippines promising good jobs.
When the workers arrive, the trafficking ring takes their passports and threatens to harm them or their families if they try to leave.
Jose Salazar runs a government taskforce designed to tackle the problem of human trafficking.
JOSE VICENTE SALAZAR, PHILIPPINES UNDERSECRETARY OF JUSTICE: We want to at least cut down on the human trafficking incidents, at least 50 percent by 2016. I think that it's going to be a major victory for all of us.
STOUT (voice-over): The interagency group he leads gave CNN exclusive access as they raided a suspected recruitment ring in February of 2012. They found dozens of women moments before they were to be smuggled out of the country to the Middle East. Just days earlier, dozens of other women and girls have returned from the region. They share tales of extreme suffering, violence and starvation.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: There's no freedom. They locked me in the house. If they go, they close all the windows because they don't want to (inaudible) with others. They leave me without food.
STOUT (voice-over): For Salazar and everyone working to stop human trafficking, the first step is simple.
SALAZAR: When people are aware that there is such a thing as human trafficking then half of the problem is (inaudible) solved. When people are aware that these perpetrators are actually roaming the communities, through media, then you've solved another portion of the problem.
STOUT (voice-over): A problem that, unfortunately, will take a while to resolve.
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STOUT (voice-over): Now over the last two years, CNN has focused on the issue of modern-day slavery with the Freedom Project. And at the end of the week, we will debut a new documentary following a Filipino human rights activist and her efforts to convince the boxer Manny Pacquiao to join the fight against human trafficking.
It's called "The Fighters," and will be presented in two parts over two consecutive nights. Viewers here in Asia can see part one Friday night at 7:00; part two airs Saturday at the same time. You can also go to CNN.com/TheFighters to check out our exclusive online content, including video clips from the documentary. All that and more at CNN.com/TheFighters.
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STOUT: Now the search for survivors in the rubble of Bangladesh's deadly building collapse has ended: 1,127 bodies were pulled from the ruins of a garment factory in the country's capital over the past 20 days. At least 98 people are still missing.
Meanwhile, in a suburb close to the site of last month's collapse, at least 100 factories have been shut down indefinitely. Workers have refused to work, saying they fear for their safety.
Meanwhile several multinational retailers have agreed to support a plan that could overhaul Bangladesh's clothing industry. Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger owner PVH had already signed a Bangladesh safety plan last year and are on board with this new agreement.
The fashion chain H&M signed; that prompted a flood of others to follow suit (inaudible) parent company Inditex as well, the Dutch retailer C&A and the British cut-price clothing store Primark.
Now the five-year plan, it calls for independent safety inspections and for those findings to be made public. Anyone who signs on will have to cut business ties with factories that refuse to make necessary upgrades. But perhaps conspicuous by its absence the world's largest retailer, Walmart.
Now a year ago, Roberto Mancini was celebrating winning the Premier League with Manchester City. But today, he is out of a job, sacked. Coming up, we look at what's next for the blue half of Manchester.
STOUT: Welcome back. Now many countries celebrated Mother's Day this weekend and some of the world's leading women shared lessons learned from Mom with CNN. The U.S. first lady, Michelle Obama, says her mother taught her to listen to her daughters. The fashion designer, Carolina Herrera, says her mother taught her that, quote, "Family, manners and respect are the most important things in life."
And the media mogul, Arianna Huffington, has this, "My mother taught me that failure is not the opposite of success. It is a stepping stone to success."
To read more, CNN.com/LeadingWomen.
Now only one woman has run the global giant DuPont in two centuries. Ellen Kullman, she took the top job in 2009 and the mother of three tells Poppy Harlow that parenting is good training to become a CEO.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Let me introduce Ellen, our fearless leader.
POPPY HARLOW, CNNMONEY.COM CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): In Durham, North Carolina, employees at chemical company DuPont settle in for a speech from their CEO, visiting from company headquarters in Delaware.
ELLEN KULLMAN, CEO, DUPONT: You know, it is a pleasure to be here. I want to start our conversation the way I start all our conversations, and that's with our core values.
HARLOW (voice-over): A standout as the first woman to run this more than 200 year old company, she is Ellen Kullman, CEO of DuPont since 2009.
Born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, the same town that brought up the very company she runs today, Kullman has always been a leader.
KULLMAN: We need a vibrant, engaged organization that's excited to come to work every day to work on the science and the hard problems. And to me that means inclusion, and to me that means diversity, no matter how you define it.
HARLOW (voice-over): From captain of her high school basketball team to starting her career at General Electric, she moved to DuPont in 1988. Despite years of experience, she says nothing has prepared her for the job of CEO quite like this.
HARLOW: You have three children.
KULLMAN: I do.
HARLOW: And you say parenting is good training to become CEO.
HARLOW: Why is that?
KULLMAN: You know, it's funny because just because you say so doesn't mean they're going to do it. And kids make that pretty clear early. And so you have to figure out what drives them, what makes them tick, what engages them and helps them learn along the way, around what they need to learn to be successful in life. And it taught me a lot about that patient side of it, that listening side of it.
HARLOW (voice-over): With mentors that have guided Kullman, she wants to pay it forward, giving speeches like this one to students at Duke University.
KULLMAN: I've had mentors over the years with people who would hold the mirror up to say what do you stand for?
And patience is something that came to me maybe a little later in my career than earlier in my career. You have a healthy impatience with the status quo, but you have to have the patience to listen and understand what people are telling you, because sometimes what you don't want to hear is exactly what you need to hear.
HARLOW (voice-over): It was another lesson she learned from her father, who ran a landscaping businesses that has stayed with her her whole career.
KULLMAN: As a kid, my dad had to go water the plants. I'd sprinkle a couple times, leave. He'd come get me, put me back and say, no, you really have to do it right. And if you do it well and you do it in the right way and you've got a beautiful garden.
So when you think about organizations, when you think about people, it's the same way. You just can't drop in and drop something on them and leave. You've got to invest.
HARLOW (voice-over): Did you have an aha moment? I, Ellen Kullman, have made it professionally.
KULLMAN: When people you don't even know in your company come up to you and give you a hug, I mean, it just -- it just says OK. I mean, this is what it's about. It does make a difference.
Thank you. Thank you all.
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STOUT: You're watching NEWS STREAM. And up next, 146 days in space and a viral hit to go with it. Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield and crew are back on Earth. And just ahead, we'll check in with the Internet's latest singing sensation.
STOUT: Welcome back. We turn now to Mexico, where some residents are sizing up the threat of a natural disaster. An active volcano located between two major Mexican cities is rumbling once more. As authorities prepare for a possible eruption, Rafael Romo takes us to the foothills of the volcano.
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RAFAEL ROMO, SR. LATIN AFFAIRS EDITOR (voice-over): In the fertile highlands of central Mexico, a menacing giant known as Popocatepetl has awakened once again. The volcano had a moderate explosion on Saturday and has been spewing ash and smoke for weeks.
"It was a loud boom," says this woman, but says it's always rumbling. "We're kind of used to the explosions."
Authorities are getting ready if necessary to evacuate as many as 12,000 people from three towns at the foothills of the volcano. The town of Santiago Xalitzintla was put on alert last year after an eruption. But long-time residents say they're not going anywhere.
JUVENTINA CASTRO GONZALEZ, SANTIAGO XLIAZINTIA RESIDENT (through translator): I'm not afraid, not at all. We've been here a long time and nothing has happened to us. They've evacuated us once because it was spewing ash, but nothing happened.
ROMO (voice-over): The threat of an eruption literally looms over their heads. The volcano, also known as El Popo, rises more than 5,400 meters above sea level or nearly 18,000 feet. It borders three Mexican states.
ROMO: The volcano is located near some of Mexico's most densely populated areas. It sits roughly halfway between Mexico City and Puebla, where some 25 million people live.
ROMO (voice-over): Nefi de Aquino is in charge of public safety and has the unenviable responsibility of issuing the alert if the volcano erupts. For him, the volcano is like a moody god.
NEFI DE AQUINO, PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR (through translator): He inspires in me respect, right, because you can't mess with this lord. The explosions have the potential of finishing off the town in seconds.
ROMO (voice-over): De Aquino has been documenting eruptions of the volcano for 40 years, including this one in 1999 that formed a 7,000-meter cloud of ash. The ancient Aztec worshipped the volcano, a tradition that continues in modified form to this day.
DE AQUINO (through translator): Our ancestors, the Aztecs, would sacrifice virgins to the volcano. More recently, our fathers would take them offerings of food, fruits and (inaudible). Thanks to Lord Volcano, we have our vegetation.
ROMO (voice-over): Here, everybody talks about the big one, the massive eruption that may one day bury this town and others. De Aquino can only hope the volcano will give him enough time to save his people -- Rafael Romo, CNN, Santiago Xalitzintla, Mexico.
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STOUT: Now Manchester City are looking for a new football manager after sacking Roberto Mancini on the eve of their penultimate game of the season. Let's get more now from "WORLD SPORT's" Alex Thomas in London.
ALEX THOMAS, CNN CONTRIBUTOR: Yes, hi, Kristie. He ended Manchester City's 35-year trophy drought, winning the FA Cup in 2011 and England's Premier League last season. But that wasn't enough to save Roberto Mancini's job, the Italian has been dismissed by City's Abu Dhabi owners.
Part of an official statement reading, "Despite everyone's best efforts, the Club has failed to achieve any of its stated targets this year, with the exception of qualification for next season's UEFA Champions League."
A little earlier, our own Christina MacFarlane told us about the reaction up in Manchester.
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CHRISTINA MACFARLANE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: As we speak, many of the fans here are traveling from Manchester down to Reading for that Man City away game this evening.
But I can tell you that on the ground this morning, the reaction has not been good from the fans. Many of them are questioning why, why the club have chosen to dispense with a manager who guided this club to their first Premier League title in 44 years.
There's also a lot of questioning and worry now that the club will simply become one of those high-spending clubs that will dispense with their managers every season, much like we've seen at Chelsea.
We can also tell you, Alex, that in the last half hour, we've been speaking to those familiar with the sinking of the chairman and owner of Man City, and they've told us that Mancini, in their opinion, lost the support of the players and the club where not where it needed to be.
They also went on to -- in reference to the new manager, to any incoming manager, to say that whatever's available, it's better than the manager they had. So strong words there, Alex.
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THOMAS: In American, the NBA champions, the Miami Heat are just one win away from the Eastern Conference finals after taking a 3-1 lead in their playoff series with the Bulls.
In the West, the Memphis Grizzlies were hosting the favorites for that series, the Oklahoma City Thunder, who were up by 17 points by one stage in the second quarter. The Grizzlies, with a terrific comeback to take the lead before Kevin Durant of the Thunder managed to get this game-tying basket, 94-all.
And it goes into overtime, 27 points for Durant, 23 points for Zach Randolph, though as the Grizzlies took command to take a 103-97 overtime win and they are 3-1 up in that series, unbelievably more in just over three hours' time in "WORLD SPORT."
STOUT: All right, Alex Thomas there, thank you. Take care.
Now electronic music duo Daft Punk's latest album is now live online as people were able to stream the entire album for free on iTunes before it goes on sale. CNN's Neil Curry caught up with the pioneering French group.
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NEIL CURRY, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): In their first true album for eight years, Daft Punk channel a disaffection with modern electronic dance music to go back to the future, combining the distinctive disco funk guitar of Nile Rodgers and the vocals of Pharrell Williams to provide a more human face to their robotic sound.
The robots don't talk, but CNN tracked down the camera-shy French duo behind the band for a rare audio interview.
THOMAS BANGALTER, DAFT PUNK: Punk music in 2013 has become very formatted. You hear the same synthesizer sounds on many different records, and I guess we wanted to record an album that breaks this formatted formula.
GUY-MANUEL DE HOMEM-CHRISTO, DAFT PUNK: We have always been fascinated by the relationships of technology and humanity. The idea of this album was to make our robotic and electronic music more human than before at a time when human music is becoming gradually more computerized and more robotic.
We wanted all the robot voices on the album to feel more human and more expressive than our previous recordings.
CURRY (voice-over): Daft Punk's new direction is a considerable departure for a band known in dance clubs around the world for the robotic sound behind hip such as "Around the World," "One More Time" and "Harder, Faster, Better, Stronger."
BANGALTER: The ability for everyone to have the technology available to create electronic music at home is truly a wonderful thing. But it created a strange paradox. On a technology level, everybody is now a magician. And the question we can ask ourselves is does magic still exist when the audience knows the trick?
CURRY (voice-over): One of the standout tracks on the album features synthesizer master Giorgio Moroder, who produced a strings of disco classics for Donna Summer and others.
GIORGIO MORODER, MUSICIAN: Thomas (ph) and de Homem (ph), they are perfectionists. I remember I would try to find a sound on the recorder, and it would take me maybe 20 minutes, many an hour. They told me it took them a week or so only to find the sound. And then I don't know how many days to do the vocals.
BANGALTER: There is no plentiful (ph) light shows right now. (Inaudible) there's been this album. And we like the idea for people to put this (inaudible) on the record. A lot of the magic in music is now on stage, in live performances, concerts, a festival.
(Inaudible) try to put as much life and magic into people (inaudible). That's why (inaudible).
CURRY (voice-over): Led by the infectious, hip single "Get Lucky," Daft Punk's album, "Random Access Memories", will be released worldwide on May the 20th.
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STOUT: Good interview. Now on Monday, we showed this music video; it was shot on the International Space Station. Chris Hadfield's rendition of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" has now been viewed about 6 million times plus on YouTube.
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STOUT (voice-over): The ISS commander is now back on Earth. He and two of his crewmates landed in Kazakhstan on Monday and Hadfield is already back on Twitter. He says he is "happily readjusting to the heavy pull of gravity, wonderful to smell and feel spring."
Now Hadfield gained hundreds of thousands of followers during his 146 days in space, and he wowed them all with breathtaking photos. Here is his last shot and he tweeted, quote, "Space flight finale." To some, this may look like a sunset, but it's a new dawn.
But Hadfield's personality really came through in his videos. He gave people a taste of daily life in space. And one of its first observations was the weird way his watch moved in zero gravity. Check it out. It looks like it's almost alive. Even an ordinary even, like opening a can of nuts became fascinating when done in a weightless environment. The nuts, once the can is open, they seem to mix themselves.
Other space food looks less appealing. Now you're watching Hadfield rehydrate spinach. It is nutritious though maybe not delicious, but despite the thumbs-up and sometimes Hadfield, he narrated his seemingly normal tasks.
COMMANDER CHRIS HADFIELD, ISS: OK, so there's my toothpaste on my toothbrush. It's wet. It's ready to go. It's loaded. Brush my teeth just like normal.
STOUT (voice-over): If you're wondering what happens next, well, let's just say you can't spit in space. His toothpaste is safe to swallow. Now we wish we could show you more, but Hadfield stars in at least 70 videos, possibly becoming the most popular spaceman in cyberspace.
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