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Pope's Car Gets Lost; Barcelona Hires Gerard Martino As New Manager; World Awaits Glimpse Of New Royal Baby; Leading Women: Ilene Gordon; NSA Leaker Did Not Obtain "Crown Jewels" Of Surveillance Program; Small Business Owners In India Fear Country's Opening Of Retail Industry

Aired July 23, 2013 - 08:00:00   ET

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KRISTIE LU STOUT, HOST: I'm Kristie Lu Stout in Hong Kong. And welcome to News Stream where news and technology meet.

Now, Britain celebrates the birth of the boy who could be king.

And we'll tell you why the U.S. government could be breathing a sigh of relief over what Edward Snowden didn't get.

And Barcelona named their new managed, but can he handle one of the world's biggest football clubs.

Now the world is eagerly waiting to catch its first glimpse of Britain's future king. Prince William and Katherine, Duchess of Cambridge, welcomed a baby boy on Monday. Now he is their first child and is third in line for the throne. No word on his name just yet.

But we do know his official royal title. He'll be known as High Royal Highness, he Prince of Cambridge.

And when the royal couple leaves St. Mary's Hospital, they are expected to appear on the steps of the Lindo Wing with their newborn. And, we've just heard when that may be.

CNN's Atika Shubert is outside the hospital in London, she joins us now. And Atika, when will we see them?

ATIKA SHUBERT, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, we've just heard from a royal source that it's likely to happen either this evening or tomorrow morning. And in the meantime, mother and son and father are all doing well. They're just having a little bit of a recovery time after yesterday.

There's also been a statement that has been put out from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. They said, quote, "we would like to thank the staff at the Lindo Wing and the whole hospital for the tremendous care the three of us have received. We know it has been a very busy period for the hospital and we would like to thank everyone - staff, patients and visitors for their understanding during this time."

And I have to actually second that, because the hospital has really been putting up with a lot just with the amount of press outside of their main doors here. It is still a working hospital and they're coping very well with all of the international media attention.

LU STOUT: That's right, the hospital staff coping with all the activity happening inside and out.

Do we know how long Katherine will stay in hospital? And have you seen any visitors?

SHUBERT: We haven't seen any visitors. And we haven't had any sort of news about who may be coming to visit her in the next few hours. It's certainly possible that we might see some visitors. I think it's probably dependent on how Katherine if feeling, how baby Cambridge is doing.

We do expect them to stay here for possibly up to at the most 24 hours. But again they could be discharged as early as this evening.

LU STOUT: And we're just waiting for that moment when the royal family, when all of them - the three of them step outside. We know that the media pack is there. But are there well wishers as well? Is there a sense of excitement building up there?

SHUBERT: There is very much a sense of excitement. I mean, not only have you got these dozens and dozens of reporters here, but we've also seen a number of people kind of queuing up here waving British flags. And actually you might be able to see the number of media here, but there's also a bridge overhead where a number of patients, doctors and nurses have also been at times waiting, crowding around there to see - to see whether or not anybody will be coming out to make any sort of announcement.

So, yes, there's definitely a palpable sense of excitement. It looks like they're going to have to wait a little bit longer, but we could see something as early as this evening. And again, what should happen is we hope to see them stepping out onto the steps of the main entrance here, of the private Lindo Wing. This is exactly what happened in 1982 when Prince William was born. You might remember that iconic shot of Prince Charles and Princess Diana with Prince William in her arms.

LU STOUT: All right, Atika Shubert joining us outside St. Mary's hospital setting the scene for us. Thank you very much indeed, Atika.

Now, bets on the royal baby's name have been placed since the Duchess of Cambridge's pregnancy was announced in December. And according to the book maker Paddy Power, these are the favorites for his first name - George, James, and Alexander.

Now all traditional choices reflecting names of previous monarchs or relatives, but if you fancy a risky punt, the odds of the Prince of Cambridge being called Elvis are, in fact, 500 to 1.

Now the earliest the announcement of the baby's name is expected is when the new family leaves hospital. But parents in England have 42 days to register their child's birth, so William and Katherine have plenty of time to choose a name.

Now Prince William's name was announced just a few days after his birth. And the name of his brother, Harry, was revealed on his departure from hospital.

Let's go back to London now. Zain Verjee joins us from outside Buckingham Palace. And Zain, tell us what's been happening today.

ZAIN VERJEE, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: What's been happening, and what will happen, is all about ceremony and tradition, because the British love it. And you know they will do an amazing job with it. First of all, was the iconic moment of the changing of the guards at 11:30 here local time. It was special, because of the birth of the royal baby. There were a few extra tourists around here. And also the music that was played in accompaniment to the changing of the guard was slightly special too. There was a celebratory musical movement as well as one that was referred to as a royal salute.

Speaking of royal salutes, and not this kind, there's going to be a gun salute in just a short while. In about an hour-and-a-half or so from now, we're going to start seeing live preparations and movements for it. I can show you some video now, Kristie, of what we have been seeing over this short period of time. There's going to be a 41 gun salute in Green Park. You're going to see 71 horses, six World War II era guns that will be taken around this area, will be passing Buckingham Palace along with all of the troops that will be accompanying them. And we're going to see them pass the Victoria monument here before they end up in Green Park.

They're going to be firing blanks at 10 second intervals after they get command here to do so.

The numbers kind of interesting, I thought. You know, my maths has always been pretty lousy, but, you know, this one was an easy one. It's a 41 gun salute. And typically you have 21 rounds fired for a royal salute and 20 additional rounds if it comes from a royal residence or a royal park, which Green Park is. So 21 + 20 is 41. And that's how we get to that number - Kristie.

LU STOUT: Ah. Zain, thank you for digging into the numbers and the symbolism there. Much appreciated.

You know, just a mood of celebration, so much going on this day. The gun salute, you mentioned that, and also the royal mint. They were ready for the royal baby's birth. Can you tell us about the gift that was given to all the babies born on Monday there?

VERJEE: Yeah, the royal mint produced a special silver penny. I tried to get one, actually, and they wouldn't give it to me, because they said there's only 2013 that were actually minted. And they excited to be a part of this. They do typically mint coins for any major occasion. And so they have these little pink pouches and a little blue pouch.

So anyone who had a baby yesterday, on July 22, who is a Cancer, not a Leo, will get this - will get this special coin.

I tried to get one for one of our cameramen whose wife is actually going to be in labor - was supposed to be in labor yesterday. So I'm still trying.

But there are so many special ways that people in their own different ways are commemorating this special occasion.

LU STOUT: Yeah, I saw you earlier live on there trying to get that coin from the royal mint. Good try, though, Zain.

Now the world - the world wants to get more information about the baby. I mean, we're waiting for the baby's name. We want to see the baby when the baby and the family make their appearance later on. We want to know details like the eye color, photos, later on first steps, first word et cetera. How much is the royal family willing to share? Your thoughts on that?

VERJEE: I think to some extent they will acknowledge that there is a huge public interest and a huge global excitement about Baby Cambridge. Of course we want to know every single little thing - the first step, the first word, where he'll go to school, where are they going to be, is he going to have a nanny, is he not going to have a nanny. So I think there will be an appreciation and an acceptance that there is that level of interest in Baby Cambridge as future heir to the throne. And that's to be expected.

But I do think that William and Kate so much want to bring up the baby, as has been discussed, in as ordinary and as normal an environment in the context of it being part of the royal family, as they possibly can. They want to be hands on. They don't necessarily want an only full-time nanny that really acts as a substitute as parents. They really want to be around for the baby.

So I think they're going to have to walk a fine line between giving enough information to satisfy the public's thirst for information and also a respectful line that the media and everyone else will have to give for a baby who they want to have a normal as possible life.

It really has the best chance, many experts have told me, of having a normal life given that they're from an ordinary family from Kate Middleton. The Middleton's themselves - Carol Middleton will be the only grandma. And so, you know, the opportunities to be visiting Bucklebury and how eating a hamburger, going down the street, just doing normal stuff is more likely in this baby's life - and the way Diana tried to introduce it in the context of the royal space in which he had to operate. And poor William and Harry.

LU STOUT: Indeed.

VERJEE: So, I think it's that fine line, and it's really a question about negotiating it.

LU STOUT: Yeah, and then you bring up a very, very compelling point there about the life ahead for the royal baby and also what kind of parents William and Katherine will be. And we'll discuss that point further with our royal correspondent Max Foster.

Zain Verjee, I've been enjoying your coverage all day. Thank you so much. Zain Verjee there.

Now you're watching News Stream. And still ahead, U.S. intelligence officials speak of the crown jewels of the country's secret surveillance program and say intelligence leaker Edward Snowden never managed to get them.

And the secret is out in Barcelona as the European football powerhouse names a new manager.

And Pope Francis has arrived in Brazil to fanfare and a frenzied scene that security says won't happen again.

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LU STOUT: You're watching News Stream.

And you're looking at a visual version of all the stories we've got in the show today. We started with all the excitement over the royal birth. And later in the show, we'll tell you why the clothing giant The Gap is causing controversy in India.

But now to an update on the impact of NSA leaker Edward Snowden's revelations.

Now even though Snowden revealed a secret U.S. surveillance program, U.S. intelligence officials now believe he did not gain access to the so- called crown jewels of the program.

Now our Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr has more on this from Washington. And she joins us now. Barbara, what did you learn?

BARBARA STARR, CNN PENTAGON CORRESPONDENT: Well, Kristie, hi there. You know, skeptics might say it's the U.S. government downplaying Snowden. He's still at-large. They don't want to give him too much attention. The government says absolutely not.

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STARR: A new intelligence community conclusion about Edward Snowden - it could have been worse. One U.S. official tells CNN, Snowden did not get the, quote, "crown jewels" of the National Security Agency's secretive surveillance programs.

The confessed leaker did not get access to the most sensitive information. Contents of intercepts of communications of terrorists and other countries.

The U.S. intelligence community has been reviewing what the computer programmer stole, according to a U.S. official. That's not to say it wasn't damaging.

ROBERT LITT, GENEREAL COUNSEL: Our adversaries have noticed these revelations. It's too early to tell yet whether it is going to have an impact, but there's no question that they have sat up and taken notice.

STARR: Since the leaks, U.S. intelligence has seen signs of terrorists changing passwords and ensuring their communications are encrypted.

KEITH ALEXANDER, NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY: We have concrete proof that they have already - terrorist groups and others, are taken action, making changes, and it's going to make our job tougher.

STARR: Officials insist they are not suddenly downplaying Snowden's revelations. And U.S. intelligence agencies are making security changes. It will now take two people to download some classified information. And information will be more segmented, making it harder for future documents to be so easily grabbed.

ASHTON CARTER, DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: There was an enormous amount of information concentrated in one place. That's a mistake.

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STARR: Now, look, we have no way of independently confirming what the government says or what Snowden says, that's for sure. But at this point, they do believe he caused some damage. The full assessment is still underway - Kristie.

LU STOUT: And in the meantime, what have you learned about how Edward Snowden got access to such a wide range of information?

STARR: Well, that last sound bite from Ash Carter, the number two man here at the Pentagon, probably the most instructive to that point. What they believe now is there was too much information in one place on the computer system. Snowden knew that new security measures were coming, but hadn't been fully implemented yet. Took advantage of that and got into the system without having get that matter of a two man download role, at least that's what they believe happened - Kristie.

LU STOUT: All right. Barbara Starr reporting live from the Pentagon for us. Thank you, Barbara.

And now to Iraq where it is believed that hundreds of al Qaeda prisoners have managed to escape from two jails. And militants attacked the prisons with heavy weapons as inmates set fires inside. At least 21 prisoners and eight guards were killed.

Nick Paton Walsh has more.

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NICK PATON WALSH, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: A coordinated, sophisticated attack on two if Iraq's main jails. To the north of Baghdad, al-Taji, relatively unscathed, but the central, infamous Abu Ghraib prison, overwhelmed it seems, by a coordinated attack by al Qaeda militants. A car bomb and then suicide bombers detonating their devices, allowing militants to use heavy machine guns, AK-47s, rocket propelled grenades in a lengthy assault that seems to have freed as many as perhaps 500 inmates inside that jail, killing over 20 guards and some other prisoners as well.

What's most important is who these now freed prisoners are. The senior leadership of al Qaeda in Iraq. Those cells that lengthily battled the Americans. Men known as amirs with expertise to help blow further wind into the sails of the Islamic state in Iraq, currently engaged in a brutal battle by the day, numbering their dozens often against the predominately Shia government of Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki.

He convened a crisis cell to look into how this happened and try and recapture some of these men. But you have to bear in mind after the planning required for an attack like this, they will surely have vanished across Iraq.

The real concern being now we've seen similar things in Afghanistan when the Taliban freed many of their senior leadership in a similar jail break in Kandahar. These men went on to use their skills to bolster the insurgency against NATO in the months ahead.

So the Maliki government will surely be concerned of what this will do to a Sunni al Qaeda backed insurgency that's really tearing their country apart.

But many will also be fearing the potential impact inside Syria as well. The UN warning that in fact the sectarian violence engulfing Iraq, Sunni on Shia, is in fact merging into the now over two year old war inside Syria where Sunnis are also battling the Assad regime there.

So a bad day for Iraq, certainly, but another sign of this sectarian violence engulfing the region and now hundreds of experienced senior al Qaeda leadership on the run and perhaps providing their expertise in the violence across the region.

Nick Paton Walsh, CNN, Amman.

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LU STOUT: Now let's get a look at your global weather forecast with the focus on rain on the Korean peninsula. We have our Mari Ramos standing by for that - Mari.

MARI RAMOS, CNN WEATHER CORRESPONDENT: Hey, Kristie, yes here I am. You know what, this is an ongoing problem. They've had some very heavy rain already for pretty much the first half of July. Yesterday, I was telling you about that news - that press release from Pyongyang saying that they had more than 20,000 people that had lost their homes because of the heavy rain. And you can see right here on our satellite that again we still have in the way of rain more coming in off the Yellow Sea here.

So this is going to be significant rainfall again that will be falling across this area both north and south. So you can see that right there.

In the meantime, we're still relatively dry back over here toward Beijing and even Shanghai. You guys could really use the rain, particularly in Shanghai. And while other areas of China have been getting some very heavy rainfall, you guys have stayed dry. And already earlier this month temperatures have been hovering around 40 degrees. That hazy, hot, humid conditions will remain. And in Shanghaid tomorrow, again, about 39 degrees for your day-time high.

Beijing could be a sizzling close to 36 for your daytime high. That could be one of the hottest temperatures of the year.

In the meantime, the heavy rain will move toward Japan. This is going to be a significant weather event for you here in Japan. We expect this rain to be locally heavy at times. And in some cases, 8 centimeters of rainfall not out of the question. And you know that that brings you the threat, not just for flooding, but also for mudslides.

So expect some travel delays there, particularly on this western side of the mountains. All of the areas facing the East Sea, or the Sea of Japan. I think in Tokyo, for example, it should just be more in the way of some scattered rain showers and perhaps some thunderstorms.

Along the coast, not for Shanghai though, but along the coast as we head farther south to Fujian and Wendong Province. That's where we'll see the rain also for Taipei.

The area recovering from that earthquake yesterday looking at some drier conditions, at least in the last 24 hours and probably for another day or so. This is where the epicenter of the quake was. And you saw that we had one front that moved away and then another one that's headed your way.

So I think by this time tomorrow that's when you'll start to see the rain showers again pulling into this region. And some of that rain will be heavy. But I think overnight tonight and through most of the day tomorrow we should be remaining a bit more on the dry side.

Kristie, I want to take you to the U.S. now and take you to some amazing pictures here coming out of the U.S. state of Utah. Now this time of year, you'll get some rain showers. This is a very dry area normally. And the rain showers happen very, very quickly.

And you know when I talk to you about flash flooding? I doesn't have to be raining where you are. These are rains that fell about 30 -- to about 30 miles away from this location. And then the water comes in very, very quickly.

So figure, 50 kilometers away - or about that far away. The rain takes awhile to come in to these dry channels or these dry riverbeds and then fills up very, very quickly.

David, the photographer, the person who shot this video and his team, they call themselves flash flood chasers. So they wait for this to happen and then very scarily get out of the way before it actually gets there.

These pictures are truly amazing. I've never seen anything like this. And I imagine that this is probably what it looks like along some of those (inaudible) across the Arabian peninsula where it's very dry conditions and then finally you begin to see this kind of weather event kind of move along. Really amazing images there.

And it moves very quickly. You do not want to get caught in that kind of water.

Back to you.

LU STOUT: Yeah, incredible video there. I can only think of the photographer, the person behind the camera, running backwards to the side while taking this incredible footage.

RAMOS: I know.

LU STOUT: Look at that move - wow.

Mari Ramos there. Thank you so much. Take care.

Now you're watching News Stream, and up next, Spain's top football club has a new boss. Gerado Martino has inked a two year deal. We'll have all the details next on News Stream.

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LU STOUT: Now a sparkling night here in Hong Kong. Coming to you live from Hong Kong, you're back watching News Stream.

Now, one of the world's biggest football clubs has a new manager. Gerardo Martino is the new man in charge of Barcelona. Now the Spanish Champions, they were looking for a new manager after Tito Villanova stepped down to continue his fight against cancer. Now the Argentine Martino is set to sign a two-year deal as his replacement. But critics point out that Martino has never managed a European club, let alone one as big as Barcelona.

Let's get more now on Martino's appointment from CNN's Pedro Pinto. He joins me now live from London.

Pedro, is Martino the right man for the job?

PEDRO PINTO, CNN SPORTS CORRESPONDENT: Well, in my humble opinion, Kristie, he's not. I think Barcelona could have done a lot better.

You pointed out the fact that he has never managed in Europe before. And considering Barcleona's main goal is winning the Champion's League, to get a manager who has never tasted that competition is a huge risk.

And also I don't think he has the profile of a manger who's used to dealing with big egos. And there's quite a few of those in the Barcelona dressing room.

I'm sure a lot of people out there, when they heard the news at first, thought to themselves Gerardo who? Well, in Europe he's really not that well known. This is a man who has managed his whole career in South American, in Argentina and Paraguay. He's won five trophies in 15 years as a manager.

He did have a short stint in Europe as a player. In Tenerife in Spain. So he's at least a little bit knowledgeable about Spanish football as far as the atmosphere and as far as what happens behind the scenes.

But I still think that it's a big risk to get a manager who hasn't dealt with the kind of situations that he's going to have to deal with and pretty soon as well. You have to take into account, as well, that he won't have that much time to prepare for the new season. Disappointment happened at the last minute. And he's got to get down to it pretty quickly, Kristie.

LU STOUT: You're basically giving this selection a thumbs down. And in light of his appointment, do you think that this is a sign that Lio Messi, he is the one that holds the most influence at Barcelona?

PINTO: Well, it's curious you mentioned Lio Messi, because there have been quite a lot of rumors and quite a bit of speculation in Spain the Lio isn't too happy about the fact that Barcelona just went out and spent a lot of money on Neymar, the Brazilian star. And he's a little bit worried that the team wasn't going to be built around him anymore.

And when Tito Villanova left, sadly, for health reasons, there was an opportunity to make Lio Messi happy. And that's what Barcelona have done.

Why? Because the Messi family has a long time relationship with Gerardo Martion. Messi's dad was a big fan of Martino when he played for Newell's Old Boys. Both families are from Rosario in Argentino. And Messi just last year spoke about how great a coach Martino was an how he really appreciated his style.

So I think this is a way to make your star player happy, to get a coach who already has relationships in place. And just recently, actually, Martino said in an interviewed that he said if you ever managed Messi he wouldn't really know what to tell him, because he feels he knows everything.

So it'll be really interesting to see how that plays out in the dressing room over there.

LU STOUT: Indeed. All right, Pedro Pinto joining us live from London, thank you so much for that. Take care.

Now you're watching News Stream, and coming up next, the media are not budging until they get a glimpse of Baby Cambridge. We'll be going live to St. Mary's hospital for the latest developments.

And, what a welcome for the pope in Rio de Janeiro. We'll go live to Brazil after the break.

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

Now a new wait is on for people in Britain and around the world for the moment when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge allow us a first glimpse of their new baby. But the word is that won't happen for at least four hours from now.

Now at least 19 people were killed when a truck collided head on with a bus in central Thailand. The bus, it burst into flames. And authorities say most of the passengers were trapped.

Now police tell CNN that the truck drifted out of its lane after the driver who survived the crash fell asleep at the wheel.

Now 10 people were injured when a passenger jet crash-landed at New York's LaGuardia Airport. Now the landing gear on the Boeing 737, operated by Southwest Airlines, collapsed on touchdown. 150 people were onboard the flight from Nashville, Tennessee.

Gerardo Martino will be the new manager of Barcelona. He replaced Tito Villanova who stepped down to focus on his fight against cancer. Martino has never managed in Europe before, but the Argentine took Paraguay's national team to the quarterfinals of the last World Cup.

Now back to our top story. The entire world is still watching, eagerly waiting for the first glimpse of the royal baby boy.

Now let's go live now to CNN's royal correspondent Max Foster at St. Mary's Hospital where, of course, Katherine gave birth. He joins us now.

And Max, we're now getting more and new details about when the royal family will make their first appearance all together with the baby.

MAX FOSTER, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, it will happen in the next 24 hours. That's what the palace expects, a source there told me, but it's not going to happen in the next four-and-a-half hours. So it's going to happen UK time evening or tomorrow morning.

There were some medical checkups being carried out on mother and baby this morning. Don't know if that's anything to do with it. Probably they just want to have some more time on their own together. There was this big delay in the announcement of the birth. And that was because the three of them wanted to spend time together. The parents, at least, wanted to bond with their child. And perhaps it's linked to that.

But there was sort of talk about happening today.

It may still happen today, but not in the immediate future, Kristie.

LU STOUT: You know, today was the first full day for William and Katherine to enjoy their new roles as parents.

And I want to get your thoughts about that. Just how hands on will they be as parents?

FOSTER: As parents, I think we've got a really good indication of what they're going to be like. I mean, there have been no other family members coming here, as far as we know. William came with Kate to the hospital. He was there throughout the labor. They had this very close family time immediately afterwards. He stayed overnight in the hospital last night -- hands on dad, hands on mom. She had a different upbringing from other future monarchs. So Diana had a nanny, for example, when she grew up and a very aloof family. She wasn't close to her family.

Kate very close to her family. Her mother was a house wife being brought up. So I think this is going to be a very tight family unit. They're already very careful about their privacy, very protective. I think that's only going to increase with this baby, until they get used to that environment.

And, you know, when people have children, they do want to - they do sort of close in. And perhaps the fact that you've got the world's media here waiting for that glimpse makes them even tighter. They're going to want to be ready before they appear on the steps - Kristie.

LU STOUT: And you're thoughts on the life ahead for Baby Cambridge. I mean, being a royal, to what degree will the baby's life be already mapped out ahead? Or will the child have the space to grow up like a normal child, like a normal little boy?

FOSTER: Well, they - Kate and William really sort of strive for some sort of normality in their lives. They accept that they're not normal people. But where this privacy issue comes in is that they insist that they deserve some level of privacy. So if there are paparazzi pictures, they will sue. If they are away in (inaudible) on private business, they don't necessarily think it's fair that they should be filmed.

So I think they are going to try their hardest to give this baby as much normality as possible.

Of course, it's going to be impossible to have a completely normal life. There will be expectations on the baby.

But the queen has already let William live his own life. And I think William is going to be able to do this in his own way with Kate as a parent. So I think they're going to be a very tight unit. And they're going to try to protect the baby from publicity and from too much scrutiny as much as they possibly can.

The problem is, as we've seen with this story, it's absolutely immense. The whole world is here. I cannot tell you, Kristie, how many different networks - five networks from Poland, five from France, several from Germany. And that's not even talking about the Asian networks. We've got several Japanese crews here, Indian crews. And then all the U.S. networks as well.

This is a truly global story. They just want - I mean, they spent a huge amount of money just to get one shot, the photographers here. And they're still waiting for that shot. But it's worth it. This is a very important piece of British history.

LU STOUT: That' right, the world is waiting to see the royal baby destined to be king.

Max Foster joining us live. Thank you, Max.

Now it seems that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are determined to be thoroughly modern parents. Their child was born at St. Mary's Hospital in London. But just a few decades ago, it was the royal custom to give birth in private residences.

Now Prince William was with his wife throughout the birth. And he is now expected to take two weeks paternity leave from his job with the Royal Air Force. Now British media say Flight Lieutenant Wales will be paid the statutory amount during that time, around $200 a week.

Now by comparison, when the new baby's grandfather, Prince Charles, was born. The Queen's husband, Prince Philip was apparently playing a game of squash.

Now reports suggest that William and Katherine are not planning to hire a full-time nanny to help them bring up the little prince.

Now a few generations back, royal children were all educated privately at Buckingham Palace. And of course it is any parent's prerogative to imagine the life that their newborn will lead. And Baby Cambridge is already breaking ground. He is the first royal child to be entitled to inherit the thrown regardless of gender. And he is also the first heir to the British throne who can marry a Roman Catholic and retain the crown.

So, does the new baby help the royal family become more relevant in the 21st Century? That is the subject of this opinion piece on our website by the conservative writer Tom Rogan. You can check out his story at CNN.com.

Now, talk about a rock star welcome. When Pope Francis arrived in Brazil, the car he was in, it became stuck in traffic and he was mobbed by dozens of well-wishers. Now one report says it happened because the driver took a wrong turn.

Now the pope is back on his home continent for the first time since he was elected to head the Catholic Church. He's on a week long visit for World Youth Day celebrations.

Now Monday's incident was the second security concern for police. Over the weekend, they found and destroyed an explosive device near one of the places that the pope is scheduled to visit.

Now let's go straight to Miguel Marquez. He joins us live in Rio de Janeiro for more. And Miguel, how high are the concerns about the pope's safety?

MIGUEL MARQUEZ, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, there are great concerns for his safety. I can tell you just off Copa Cabana Beach now there are three warships that are going back and forth protecting this area here where the pope will appear on Friday night.

But I also want to show you that explosive device that you talked about, this is the Estado out of Sao Paulo. The pope will visit Aparecida shrine. And this is a device, that you can see, it was found in a bathroom near a parking lot. And this is a place the pope will be visiting later this week.

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MIGUEL MARQUEZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): This morning, Pope Francis off to a low-key start on his biggest trip yet. As his plane landed, everything here stopped. Then he emerged.

His ride from the airport, a silver hatchback sent the unmistakable message this is a different Pope. He drove with the windows down. When it came to a stop, he was swarmed by pilgrims.

This trip is important for the church, she says, because it will bring all countries together and make for a strong, emotional experience.

And then the moment so many have waited for. The first public appearance by the Pope, a quick spin around downtown Rio. (On camera): This is what it sounds like. This is what it looks like. This is what it feels like for the first Latin American Pope to touch ground and to be seen in a Latin American country.

(voice-over): There were some protests.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We don't believe the government should spend public money in covering the event and in the security of the Pope.

MARQUEZ: Protesters even tear gassed at Rio's government palace. But excitement over this Pope's visit hard to overcome. A good start for a man on a mission to reinvigorate the church.

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MARQUEZ: Now here at the stage the pope will appear on on Friday, they've just completed a sweep for bombs - bomb sniffing dogs and also metal detectors. There were six protesters arrested at last night's protest, but there are more promised for Friday. So it will be interesting. And folks will be on high alert to see how those play out on Friday.

And those are expected to be in this area, the Copa Cabana Beach area, we believe at least some of those protests.

Kristie, back to you.

LU STOUT: Now Miguel, you mentioned in your report that the pope is there to reinvigorate the church. He has been fetted like a rock star, but is there a chance that his visit there could be overshadowed by protests and overshadowed by political events?

MARQUEZ: Well, it's possible. Obviously, Brazil has been, you know, protesting for over a month now. I mean, it's on the tip of everyone's tongue that this event, which the mayor here called the most complex that Rio has ever undertaken is sort of a test case for the World Cup and for the Olympics coming down the road.

So, a lot of eyes around the world are watching. It's not just or the religious implications, but for how Brazil handles this particular event.

So every expense will be made, and none spared, in order to make sure that this is carried off.

I think we will have to wait and see, at this point, to see if anything more develops on Friday.

I could say that the pope is so popular here, he seems to have taken a lot of gas out of any protests that were planned for his arrival - Kristie.

LU STOUT: All right. Miguel Marquez joining us live from Rio, thank you.

Now a recent study found that 65 percent of Brazilians say that they are Catholic. Now that is a significant drop from 90 percent 25 years ago. And that's because of the increasing number of Protestant Christians, as well as the rising number of people who have no religious affiliation.

Now still, as we heard as many as 2 million Catholics from around the world are expected to join the pope for a vigilant mass this weekend. So how is Rio de Janeiro going to accommodate them?

Well, they're going to hold the services here, at the Campus Fidei. It is 136 square kilometers, an area that's roughly the size of 154 football fields. And in case you're wondering where the bathrooms are? Worry not, there will be 4,673 of them.

Now, authorities in the U.S. state of Texas are working to determine what caused a woman to fall to her death as she was riding a roller coaster last week. Rene Marsh has the story.

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RENE MARSH, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): The medical examiner says 52-year-old Rosie Esparza died from multiple traumatic injuries. The question now what went wrong? Records obtained by CNN showed the ride passed inspection in February. In Texas, the Department of Insurance inspects rides annually and parks must self report incidents. Since 2008, Six Flags reported 14 injuries involving the Texas Giant. Critics think safety loopholes in the amusement park industry puts riders at risk.

Senator Ed Markey is calling for more oversight saying a baby stroller is subject to tougher federal regulation than a roller coaster carrying a child in excess of a hundred miles per hour. Most parks are regulated at the state level and amusement park reps say that's enough. Six Flags' CEO told investors so far the accident hasn't affected attendance.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I do want to say, though, that history in this industry would suggest there is a lag in reaction time after an accident.

MARSH: So how safe are roller coasters nationwide and could a deadly accident happen again? Coaster enthusiasts and hosts of Travel Channel's "Roller Coaster Wars" Rodd Alvey believes the rides are largely safe. He's been on the Texas Giant 20 times. At 250 pounds, he says the extreme force lifted him off his feet.

RODD ALVEY, ROLLER COASTER ENDORSER AND ENTHUSIAST: So you'll feel kind of being jostled left and right and sort of lifted out of your seat, but not at all to a point that I would have felt unsafe.

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LU STOUT: And that was Rene Walsh (sic) reporting from Arlington, Texas.

Now the theme park's CEO says that the ride will remain closed until the investigation is complete.

Now still to come here on News Stream, forget the products. And more international giants set up shop in India, how small retailers say they are fighting just to keep their names.

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LU STOUT: Now, this week on Leading Women, we hear more from Ingredion CEO Ilene Gordon. Now she refused to take cooking and sewing classes like the other girls in junior high school. Instead, Gordon insisted on taking shop class with the boys.

As a top executive today, she continues to push the boundaries on stereotypes. And Poppy Harlow has her story.

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ILENE GORDON, INGREDION CEO: What do you want to start with, Leann (ph)?

POPPY HARLOW, CNN CORRESPONDENT: This is how Ilene Gordon charges her battery for her demanding job as chairman, president, and CEO of Ingredion, a multi-billion dollar food ingredients company.

GORDON: It's a 24/7 job. I love it. And I built own my career to be ready for a position like this.

HARLOW: Early on, she took jobs often held by men.

GORDON: Sure, there were always people who would question, you know, why is a woman here. I've always pushed ahead and been a pioneer in everything I've done.

HARLOW: You balked at having to take home ec class instead of shop class in junior high. Is that right?

GORDON: Absolutely. I saw that the men, the boys, my colleagues, were taking shop. So I said, why can't I sign up for it? And I actually had to go to the principal because girls didn't do that. And I had to get permission.

HARLOW: Gordon assumed the top job at Ingredion in 2009, sharing a key to her success at the executives club of Chicago.

GORDON: As you're building your career and you have to have your own personal plan.

I tell all of our employees and people who seek me out for advice, you really need to find mentors.

HARLOW: Is there someone who has mentored you through your life that has been very critical?

GORDON: Certainly, my father, who was a certified public accountant. I used to bring home spreadsheets and would actually ask me to help him with those spreadsheets and post his time. And it really introduced me to analytical approaches.

HARLOW: And her husband.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You did a great job. You know that?

GORDON: I've been married for 34 years to the same, wonderful guy. And he's been a great partner, very supportive.

Have you checked out Ingredion today?

HARLOW: They've raised two children together, even from afar.

GORDON: My daughter had a spelling test. And I said, well, I'm going to be out of town. Well, I'll give it to you on the phone. And she called me. And I actually was in a taxi. And so I gave her the spelling test. And the taxi driver turned around to me, it was a woman. And she said to me, I can't believe that you're mothering in a taxi.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: She's so authentic. Even though she, you know, has all these degrees from MIT and she's done all these spectacular things, she's you know just a real person.

HARLOW: What is your best advice for a young woman watching this hoping to achieve the kind of success you have?

GORDON: Move out of your comfort zone. Take a risk.

The big transactions are picking up. And so, you know, I think money is moving around.

Why not move to an area where you have profit and loss responsibility. Because that's where the long-term leaders and CEOs are chosen from.

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LU STOUT: And next month, we've got more Leading Women lined up for you.

Now Denise Morrison, who runs the Campbell Soup Company and Diana Mulligan who heads The Guardian Life Insurance Company.

In the meantime, log on to CNN.com/leadingwomen for more on our Leading Women series.

And coming up later, you'll soon be able to catch breathtaking views of Japan from Mount Fuji right from the comfort of your own computer. Find out how it was all made possible.

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LU STOUT: All right, you're looking at live pictures from London. Just then cannons being prepared for the 21 gun salute, one of many celebrations underway this day to make the great occasion, the birth of a royal baby. Baby Cambridge, who was born on Monday in St. Mary's Hospital in London. Live pictures from London on your screen there.

Now welcome back, you're watching News Stream.

And India opened up its retail market late last year, easing restrictions on international retailers. But some local entrepreneurs, they worry that they're being pushed out, and in some cases even bullied. Sumnima Udas finds out more.

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SUMNIMA UDAS, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Tucked away in one of New Delhi's hippest shopping areas, a small business selling knickknacks made out of recycled materials - wallets from (inaudible), handbags made out of scraps, the mission to fill a gap, or shortage of products made out of recycled materials in India - hence the brand name Green the Gap.

But this little known Indian enterprise is now going head-to-head with a giant multinational, receiving a legal notice from San Francisco based retailer Gap.

(on camera): What was your reaction when you received this legal notice from Gap?

VIMLENDU JHA, FOUNDER, GREEN THE GAP: I was surprised and I was angry that how can a corporation like Gap, which is so huge, get offended by a small entity, fair trade entity like Green the Gap when what we do is completely different from what Gap does. We recycle, we upcycle. We are trying to create livelihoods for people like these in terms of people who have been displaced and also for many people who make things out of waste.

UDAS: The notice accused eco-entrepreneur Vimlendu Jha of adopting the name Gap in his company's products and website with, quote, "malefied intention to take undue advantage of Gap's reputation and good will."

Jha says the claims are unwarranted.

JHA: This is completely bizarre, because that wasn't our intention, that is not even the meaning of Green the Gap. There's no connection between Gap and Green the Gap.

UDAS: The notice also ordered Jha to stop using Gap marks in any manner.

JHA: I thought it was an absolute case of trademark bullying, corporate bullying. And I will stand against it.

If you look at the legal notice that Gap has sent us, it was very, very intimidating, saying that well we are riding over their good will and then they're such a big company, multi-billion company, but that does not mean that you can come to my country and tell me not to use the word Gap.

UDAS: Gap would not comment on the notice, citing legal matters.

But in a statement to CNN, Gap said India is a market it is exploring, though there's no planned timetable.

With dozens of global retailers looking to enter the country's $500 billion retail sector, Jha worries other small, locally owned businesses will be, in his words, bullied. But he will not give in.

JHA: I do not want a corporate to come tomorrow and say shut down and shut up. I will stand up and fight them.

UDAS: Sumnima Udas, CNN, New Delhi.

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LU STOUT: And to Japan now. And I want you to take a close look at this photo. Now these are passengers and staff from Tokyo's subway system. And they all together are lifting a 32 ton train car all in a bid to free a woman who had fallen in the gap between the train and the platform.

Now this happened during Tokyo's morning rush hour. And the woman did not suffer any serious injury. And the train, remarkably, it took off again, just eight minutes later.

Now, many visitors to Japan, they might dream about climbing its highest peak, Mount Fuji, but it is a tough trek. And not everyone can make it to the top. And for those who can't, Google StreetView has a solution.

Here's Diana Magnay.

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DIANA MAGNAY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: A lucky snapshot from Mount Fuji from an early morning flight. A few months later, with the snow almost gone, we're climbing it with a team from Google StreetView.

That's really quite heavy. And how many cameras have I got on top of this thing?

UNIDNETIFIED FEMALE: 15.

MAGNAY: 15. Wow.

(voice-over): The loadbarer, Jero Dahi (ph), goes on ahead so our camera doesn't get in the way of his.

Google's David Marx explains the concept.

DAVID MARX, GOOGLE: This year in particular with the mountain becoming a UNESCO World Heritage site, there's going to be a lot of climbers. And it would be great if they are able to kind of see the trail before they got here and were able to prepare for it, whether mentally or physically, or whatever.

MAGNAY: So far, Google's StreetView has trekked the Grand Canyon, parts of Antarctica, and even a stretch of the Great Barrier Reef. And anyone on their way somewhere interesting can apply to take the trekker backpack with them.

MARX: The technology is set up to be so simple that you can train someone in about half an hour. And then they can just go.

MAGNAY: Or that's the theory at least.

(on camera): We're at station seven. But unfortunately, the Google StreetView trekker camera is at station 6 and it's being rebooted.

(voice-over): But as dusk falls and Fuji casts a long shadow, Google catches up.

JIRO DOHI, GOOGLE TREKKER (through translator): We had a lot of trouble along the way, which made it pretty tough. We wanted to keep going, because of this great weather, but it was pretty tough so I'm pretty tired.

MAGNAY: What you want get from Google's StreetView is Fuji's nighttime congestion, when the volcano is at its busiest as climbers head to the top for sunrise.

But it is the moment which makes it all worth it, even if the climb is a tough one.

PETE HAYES, FUJI CLIMBER: I thought it was going to be a bit of laugh, but it wasn't. It was actually a lot harder than I thought it was going to be. And, yeah, you know, it was fun. I quite enjoyed it in places.

MAGNAY: And for those who can't face the climb, StreetView does the hard work for you. You can scale Japan's highest peak from your desktop.

MARX: This may be one of the highest places it's ever gone before. And so if it can get up 3,776 meters here, it can do it anywhere.

MAGNAY: So, if you're feeling inspired, maybe you can take the trekker with you on your next adventure.

Diana Magnay, CNN, from the top of Mount Fuji, Japan.

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LU STOUT: That is News Stream. And coming up next, we'll have live coverage of a special gun salute. A number of them happening across London as the United Kingdom celebrates the birth of a new royal heir. And we'll join our partner network CNN USA for special coverage of that and much more right after this short break.

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