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Pro-Morsy Demonstrators Vow To Stay Until Morsy Reinstated; World`s First Lab Grown Burger Tasted; Zimbabwe Opposition Plans Legal Challenge To Presidential Elections; 12th Dr. Who Announced; David Bowie Exhibit Opens; Judgment Limited Sales Of Older iPhones, iPads Reversed; Alex Rodriguez Expected To Be Suspended Over 200 Games; South Korean Baseball`s Growing Female Fandom
Aired August 5, 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.
Now CNN learned that an intercepted message triggered the closure of over 20 U.S. embassies over the weekend.
The CEO of a New Zealand diary company apologizes after some of its products are found to contain a bacteria that causes botulism.
And creating a beef burger in a lab.
Now, 22 U.S. missions in the Middle East and Africa were shut down this past Sunday over concerns about a possible attack by al Qaeda. And that unprecedented one-day closure has now been extended until Saturday for 15 of those locations.
Now four additional posts, all in Africa, have been added to the list bringing the total number of closures to 19.
Now the U.S. State Department insists that it is acting out of an abundance of caution.
Now Barbara Starr has details about the intelligence that led to the closures.
BARBARA STARR, CNN PENTAGON CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): The CIA and the National Security Agency had been secretly monitoring intelligence tips for weeks. There were indications of a possible terrorist attack in Yemen, the stronghold of one of al Qaeda`s deadliest affiliates. Alarm bells went off across Washington when a crucial message was intercepted, involving communications in the last several days among senior al Qaeda operatives.
REP. PETER KING (R-NY), INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE: This is their wakeup call. Al Qaeda is in many ways stronger than it was before 9/11.
STARR: Final planning for an attack may be complete. Dozens of intelligence analysts are urgently scouring data bases, telephone intercepts and Web sites for clues.
The U.S. response going beyond worldwide travel warning and closing embassies across the Middle East and North Africa. After meeting with defense commanders, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered U.S. forces in Spain and Italy onto a higher state of alert, 1,300 Marines on board Navy warships in the Red Sea will now remain off the coast of Yemen ready to react.
CNN has agreed to an administration official`s request to withhold details that helped trigger the response because the information is so sensitive. ``But the top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee confirms it`s the NSA surveillance program that picked up the alarming terrorist chatter.
SEN. SAXBY CHAMBLISS (R-GA), INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE: What we have heard are specifics on what`s intended to be done and some individuals who are making plans such as we saw before 9/11.
STARR: Barbara Starr, CNN, Washington.
LU STOUT: And aside from the terrorist chatter, the U.S. is also concerned about recent prison breaks in the Middle East as well as the approaching end of Ramadan.
And for more on this story, we`ve got Nick Paton Walsh in Beirut. He joins us now live.
And Nick, if you map out the affected area, this is a huge stretch of territory across Africa and the Middle East. Just how unusual is this`
NICK PATSON WALSH, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: I think most people are struggling to find anything in recent memory which equates tot his level of diplomatic shutdown. But you mentioned the geography, I mean it`s interesting how that`s changed since Sunday, the day in which this threat was really focused a key day in the Muslim calendar.
Since that`s passed, we now see the Afghan and Iraqi diplomatic posts able to reopen, but a shift very much towards Africa where Madagascar, Burundi, Rwanda and Mauritius are having their diplomatic posts closed.
So the geography of this has been enormous in scope, while for awhile it was very focused on yesterday, Sunday.
So of course many will be asking exactly what the nature of the intelligence was and whether we are seeing a focus that was principally around Yemen now expanding or that the real concerns are mostly in Yemen where Germany, France and the United Kingdom have had their embassies closed and now the UK says they will be keeping that shut until after the Muslim festivities of Eid.
I should point out, too, that the closures you`ve been referring to that the U.S. have extended, a lot of those places probably would have been shut for a number of days during the forthcoming Eid Muslim holiday.
So, yes, there`s definitely an abundance of caution here, too, but bare in mind they may also have been closed, too, routinely -- Kristie.
LU STOUT: So, a number of the closures have been extended, but you did just mention that the diplomatic post in Baghdad, that will be reopened. Did that surprise you, given the recent violence there and the recent prison break there`
WALSH: Hard to tell quite the reasoning behind that. I mean, many of these Afghanistan and Iraq embassies are pretty well secured anyway, because of the standard daily threats, certainly in Kabul, of suicide bombings or rather types of attack.
But you did mention the prison break there as well. There was a very interesting release by INTERPOL over the weekend in which they said they were appealing to all of their member countries for further information about jailbreaks that has happened in nine separate countries.
Now some of these are relatively innocuous. They`ve given us the full list -- Switzerland, where the Pink Panther jewel thief escaped recently. But also it does refer to two jailbreaks in Indonesia in July, Pakistan, Libya, Iraq. They were well publicized breaks in which some high profile militants seemed to have been released, another one in the United Arab Emirates and some in South American too.
So real concern from INTERPOL that they`re not getting enough information being shared as to who was released in these jailbreaks, and importantly in their mind, if any of these people knew each other.
But as we should say, only a small handful of these jailbreaks so far appear to have potential links to al Qaeda -- Kristie.
LU STOUT; And also over the weekend, it seemed to be coinciding with the announcement of the embassy closures. The U.S. State Department issued that global travel alert. And we know that there are a number of American ex-pats and travelers watching this broadcast right now. What does that warning mean for them`
WALSH: It`s -- the real, greatest abundance of caution, I think you could see from the State Department. I mean, they`re given a huge window in which people need to be much more cautious, until the end of August, I think encompasses the end of Ramadan, the key night that passed yesterday known as the Night of Power in which the Muslim faith believes the profit Mohammed was given the text of the holy book the Koran, right through the Eid holidays until we hit toward September.
For people around the world, it simply means in the words of the worldwide caution itself, they should be careful near major infrastructure, near public transportation -- subways, airports -- kind of standard, boilerplate advice in many ways.
But what is abnormal is the amount of time they`re being advised to be cautious, the scale of their diplomatic post closures, and I think the expression on the faces of U.S. officials my colleagues have been talking to in Washington D.C. quite how grave they`re taking this threat -- Kristie.
LU STOUT; All right. Nick Paton Walsh reporting for us. Thank you, Nick.
Now in Pakistan, a bomb has exploded on a train traveling from Lahore to Karachi. The blast went off near the town of Toba Tek Singh. 13 people have been injured, three of them critically.
Now to Zimbabwe, where there is continuing fallout after the reelection of Robert Mugabe. On Sunday, South African President Jacob Zuma congratulated Mr. Mugabe on his win and urged opposition groups to accept the election results.
But challenger Morgan Tsvangirai says he will go to court to contest the vote. And several western nations, including the U.S., the UK and Australia are questioning the credibility of the election.
Now Nkepile Mabuse is following developments from neighboring South Africa. She joins me now live from CNN Johannesburg. And Nkepile, Tsvangirai says that he will launch a legal challenge. Just how would that proceed`
NKEPILE MABUSE, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: You know, Kristie, I think Morgan Tsvangirai and his party, the Movement for Democratic Change, are taking this step, this legal challenge, as really one of the few, very few options that they have left. I think they want to demonstrate to their supporters that they`re serious when they allege that this election was monumental fraud. And I think they also want to demonstrate to the outside world that they are -- they do have evidence to prove this.
But I don`t think anybody in Zimbabwe expects a legal challenge to bare any fruit, because we all know that in Zimbabwe the courts are very much partisan, they`re very much pro-Robert Mugabe. And in fact in previous occasions, legal challenges of this nature have proven fruitless.
So as I said, I think it is a move that they`re making to prove their point, but I don`t think they`re expecting real results, Kristie.
LU STOUT: So as you say, a legal challenge for Tsvangirai may not bear fruit, but what about a political challenge through popular protest` And how much support is there in Zimbabwe for the opposition party`
MABUSE: Well, that`s there as an option, getting their supporters to go out into the streets and protest. But I`m hearing from people on the ground that the police in Zimbabwe have already beefed up their presence in the capital Harare, this is where you would expect that such protests would take place.
And Kristie, I am not convinced that the people of Zimbabwe have the interest in the kinds of protests that we have seen in places like Egypt, for example. They just don`t have the appetite. And I think that Robert Mugabe has instilled so much fear in authority in Zimbabwe that I really am not expecting people to go out in the streets and protest, Kristie.
But as I said, they have very few options, protests are being one option, and a legal challenge another -- Krisite.
LUS TOUT: So it sounds at this point that it may be very well the case that the election result will remain, Robert Mugabe the victor. What would another five years under Mugabe mean for the people of Zimbabwe`
MABUSE: That is what is causing a lot of despair at the moment in Zimbabwe. You will know that Zimbabwe is very much broke. It has lost more than 40 percent of the value of its economy in the past 10 years that we`ve seen political turmoil and economic collapse. They need investment in that country in order to rejuvenate that economy. My understand is they need about $10 billion. And economists on the ground are saying investors are just not going to be interested to put money in a country that is being run by Robert Mugabe.
Remember, that this is the man who is accused by many Zimbabweans of actually turning this country, which was once a breadbasket of the region, into a basket case. They blame him for the economic collapse that they`ve experienced.
So I think South Africans are bracing themselves for more Zimbabweans to flock into South Africa looking for a better life, going to other neighboring countries and other parts of the world as well, because things are just not looking good going forward, Kristie.
LU STOUT: Dim prospects for Zimbabwe after this election result. Nkepile Mabuse, thank you very much indeed for that report.
Now let`s take a look at the stories that we`re bringing you later on in the show. Now China stops imports of powdered milk from a New Zealand company because of contamination. We`ll give you more details.
And in baseball news, Alex Rodriguez plans to be in the lineup for the New York Yankees today, but he could be suspended soon. We`ll tell you why.
And a story you might not be able to stomach, we`ve got the details on the world`s first hamburger that`s made of beef grown in a lab.
LU STOUT: Welcome back. You`re watching News Stream. And you`re looking at a visual version of all the stories we`ve got in the show today. Now we`ve started with new intelligence that has led to the weeklong closure of several U.S. embassies. And a little bit later, we`ll speak to the protesters inside tent cities that have sprung up around Cairo.
But now, I want to tell you about a new food safety scare in China. But this time, the fears come from New Zealand. Fonterra Group says that some of its whey protein has tested positive for a strain of bacteria that can cause botulism. Now the company`s CEO has traveled to China and apologized for the contamination scare.
Fonterra says the ingredient is used in sports drinks and baby formula, but it points out that processing would kill off bacteria.
Now so far, there have been no reports of any illnesses. But Beijing has halted imports of some New Zealand milk powders. New Zealand`s government says that it will investigate the problem.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
TIM GROSER, NEW ZEALAND TRADE MINISTER: Frankly, our primary concern is not the economic issues, it`s around the safety of infants, whether they`re our own in New Zealand, because there is an issue there, or children in China or other markets that are potentially affected.
So, look, nothing is more important to us than that. And that`s where all of our priority attention is.
Fully understand there`s some wider issues we`re going to have to go into, but right now our sole focus is on finding where this contaminated product is. It`s not a lot of product, but we need to find absolutely where everything has gone to. This is not as straightforward as people think. And isolate it and stop it.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
LU STOUT: Now remember, food safety is a sensitive issue in China, especially when it comes to baby formula. A tainted milk scandal killed at least six babies back in 2008. And many parents prefer foreign brands.
And here in Hong Kong, there are laws limited how much formula can be carried out to Mainland China. Shoppers in Beijing say that they are concerned.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE (through translator): I still don`t trust local brands. It`s easier to get local brands, but we won`t buy them, because of negative coverage.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE (through translator): I don`t trust domestic or imported baby formula, so I keep switching brands for him in case one has changes.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE (through translator): I would stop using the affected brand for now. But when the banning order is lifted, I will keep buying the same brand.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
LU STOUT: Now, according to Reuters, nearly 90 percent of China`s milk powder imports come from New Zealand. And state-run Xinhua news agency has posted a scathing commentary about the Fonterra botulism scare. It says, "while it`s true the government isn`t responsible for the contamination of Fonterra produce, it should be held accountable for the fact that nothing was done to identify the problem before it was dispatched to export markets and domestic customers."
Now Xinhua says that New Zealand must work to build trust in trade.
Now China is New Zealand`s top trading partner.
Now you are watching News Stream. And baseball season is in full swing. And pitching to a new audience. And ahead, find out why the popular U.S. sport has hit a homerun with these women.
LU STOUT: Coming to you live from Hong Kong, you`re back watching News Stream.
Now the highest paid player in baseball is planning to make his return to the Yankees lineup today. Alex Rodriguez has been on the disabled list all season following hip surgery. And now sources tell CNN that the New York Yankees slugger will likely be suspended later on Monday.
Now A-Rod is one of more than a dozen players potentially facing punishment for allegations involving the use of performance enhancing drugs. Now the 38-year-old star denies the accusations.
Now Rodriguez is widely considered one of the game`s greatest sluggers. As you can see, he is fifth on the all-time homerun list. And since 2007, people have been rooting for A-Rod to set a new record. And that`s when embattled Barry Bonds hit homer number 756 to pass the legendary Hank Aaron.
But that recordbreaking ball, it bears an asterisk, as you can see right there. It was donated to the baseball Hall of Fame this way as a symbol of the steroids scandal that tainted Bonds` career. Now Bonds never tested positive for performance enhancing drugs and he still proclaims his innocence.
Now back in 2007, it seemed that A-Rod could redeem the game from scandal, but two years later he admitted to using a banned substance during his time with the Texas Rangers.
Now according to some news outlets, A-Rod could be suspended into the 2015 season.
Now Rachel Nichols is following developments from CNN New York. She joins us now. And Rachel, what is the latest you`re hearing about the move to suspend him`
RACHEL NICHOLS, CNN CORREPSONDENT: Well, we`re hearing those suspensions could come down later today. In fact, that`s our expectation. And with Alex Rodriguez, of all the players that you referred to, he is expected to get the harshest penalty. They`re thinking more than 200 games. That would keep him off the field until the beginning of the 2015 season now.
Alex Rodriguez expected to appeal that decision.
And here`s where the legalities get a little bit tricky. If baseball suspends him under the drug policy part of the baseball agreement, well, he`s entitled to that appeal and he`s entitled to play during that appeal. So he will show up in Chicago playing for the New York Yankees tonight while he is appealing after he has already been suspended.
However, if baseball decides to appeal him under the commissioner`s special powers, that means that the commissioner decides that it is in, quote, "the best interests of baseball" to keep him off the field while he is appealing that suspension, then things get a little bit more dicey.
The fight, which is already going to be big between these two sides, is only going to get bigger. We would expect Alex Rodriguez`s legal team to file an injunction in the U.S. court system. And baseball has to decide, do they want to get the U.S. courts involved or do they want to stick to the safer route, but then deal with what`s going to be really an absolute circus of Alex playing while they`ve already suspended him.
LU STOUT: Why do you believe that A-Rod will be facing a stiffer penalty than other players`
NICHOLS: You know, we`re going to have to see what baseball`s evidence is, but they`ve implied so far what they`ve leaked to the media has been that they not only have evidence that Alex was more involved with this Miami clinic than almost any other player, but also that he tried to obstruct their investigation. They say that they have evidence that shows that he tried to buy up some of the evidence against him. So they consider that not just one strike, but two strikes, and possibly even adding a third strike that he did not cooperate with their investigation that he possibly lied to them along the way.
So, we`ll have to see if they really have evidence that says all of that. But if that is the case, their case that they`d be laying out is that he should be penalized more harshly.
LU STOUT: And what has A-Rod been saying about his actions and why he would be penalized this way. I know that he said on the record, he believes his contract makes him a target for a ban or a suspension.
NICHOLS: Yeah, you know, he was very defiant a couple of days ago, really took a scorched earth approach, which is something he hadn`t done in the past. Maybe he got fed up with everything, but he really came out and took a shot at Major League Baseball, sort of implied that the Yankees organization was trying to, quote, cancel his contract, keep him off the field. That did not sit well with Major League Baseball.
Up until that point, there had been some talk of negotiating a settlement between the two sides, and you may say settlement -- you know, when your parent grounds you, they don`t settle with you ahead of time on what your punishment should be.
But the hope going into this between Major League Baseball and the A- Rod camp was maybe if they could agree on a suspension, the suspension would be maybe a little less harsh. Alex would agree not to appeal. And then this would all quietly just end and go away. Instead, after that scorched earth press conference, none of that is on the table.
We are expecting the full suspension today. We are expecting Alex to fight it to his full extent. We`re expecting a mess basically over here in the states.
LU STOUT: Yeah, details of the suspension and his reaction to it expected later today. Rachel Nichols joining us live from CNN New York, thank you.
Now baseball, it`s not just America`s favorite pastime, the sport is extremely popular in South Korea where the professional league has nine teams. And over the years, the clubs have noticed a change in their fans.
Now Ian Lee goes to a ball game in Seoul to find out why it`s such a hit with women.
IAN LEE, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: The old ball game in South Korea has a new feminine touch in South Korea and I`m not talking about the cheerleaders. No, it`s female fans, lots of them, and every type.
JAY KIM, LG TWINS FAN: Oh, I am a diehard baseball fan. I live in Dubai now, so I just came here for two days holiday to watch this game.
KIM HAE-EUN, LG TWINS FAN: Like, I never watch baseball games before and today is actually my first time watching an actual game. And it`s just wonderful.
LEE: So what`s behind the increase in female fans` Some say it`s the roar and energy of the crowd as well as the skill of the cheerleaders, while others point to the play on the field. All are right, but every girl we talked to all agreed on one thing.
KIM: All the players so attractive.
LEE: The LG players are very handsome. That`s why there are lots of female fans, she says.
The clubs have seen a steady rise in female fans. They now almost number their male counterparts, a chance the teams see, to capitalize.
(on camera): The club not one to miss an opportunity, are selling everything from jerseys to these headbands. How do I look`
(voice-over): But there`s an unexpected twist to this phenomenon along the lines of if you build it they will come.
NICK CHOI, LG TWINS SPOKESMAN: If you attract women to the stadiums like you attract men as well, because in Korean culture whatever a woman wants to do, that`s what men do.
LEE: That conclusion can only mean one thing, more fans in the stands.
Ian Lee, CNN, Seoul.
LU STOUT: Now you are watching News Stream. And still to come, in Egypt supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi vow to protest until he is reinstated. Can two U.S. senators help break the impasse`
And we`ll have the latest on the Apple-Samsung patent wars and tell you why Samsung is not smiling over a new ruling. Stay with us.
LU STOUT: I`m Kristie Lu Stout in Hong Kong. You`re watching News Stream and these are your world headlines.
Now Turkish media says that a court has sentenced former military chief Ilker Basbug to life in prison for his role in a conspiracy to overthrow the government. Now there are hundreds of defendants in this high profile trial.
The United States say 19 embassies and consulates in the Middle East and Africa will stay closed through Saturday. 22 were closed on Sunday. The U.S. State Department says it`s a precaution because of the threat of a terrorist attack. An intercepted message between al Qaeda operates, the end of Ramadan, and recent prison escapes across the Middle East have raised concerns.
A botulism scare has prompted China to suspend imports of milk powder from the New Zealand based firm Fonterra. Now on Saturday, the company said it found traces of contamination in three batches of whey powder, an ingredient used in sports drinks and baby formula. There have been no reported illnesses, but botulism can be fatal.
Now, the Philippines state news agency is reporting a deadly blast in the southern city of Cota Bato (ph) on the Island of Mindanao. Initial reports say a car bomb killed five people on the spot and triggered a fire. It is the second bombing to hit the island in the past 10 days.
Now U.S. Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham are expected to arrive in Cairo today hoping to break the political impasse there. Now supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsy are protesting his ouster and refusing to budge until he is reinstated.
Now the Egyptian government has called these protest camps a threat to national security. And CNN`s Reza Sayah visited one of these camps.
REZA SAYAH, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Another blistering hot day in Cairo and a tent made from bed sheets and strings is the only thing that shades Sakina (ph) and her two children from the searing sun. For weeks, this is where Sakina (ph) says she spent most of her days. She`s not leaving, she says, until Mohamed Morsy is president again.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE (through translator): Even if we stay for years, we will still have hope. This is our god-given right.
SAYAH: Sakina (ph) is one of thousands of Morsy supporters at a massive month-long sit-in demonstration that`s mushroomed into a small town. The sprawling sit-in covers several city blocks of an east Cairo neighborhood that`s now lined with hundreds of tents that house entire families. There`s even one for Egyptian protesters visiting from abroad.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I`m Asher Fatiya (ph) and I`m coming from the United States of America.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: My name is Dariya Bosky (ph) and I come from the UK.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: My name is (inaudible) and I come from France.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The aim is (inaudible) it`s not Dr. Morsy in person, but it`s for legitimacy. If he doesn`t come back, then what law are we going to go by form now on`
SAYAH: A fortunate few get a soft place to sleep, others rest on where cars used to park.
The prophet lived much harder than this, says Ali (ph). This is nothing.
But here, like most communities, you are going to find some familiar amenities and services.
A community clinic for the sick and injured, a barber shop for hair cuts and straight blade shaves, scores of volunteers who cool you off, a kitchen that prepares thousands of ready to eat meals, a daycare center for the hundreds of children at the demonstration. But this could be the community`s most critical feature, its volunteer security force. For days, Egypt`s interim government has delivered veiled warnings that a crackdown is coming.
(on camera): If an attack comes, Morsy`s supporters say they`re ready. This is one of the entrances to the sit-in and it`s lined by a lengthy six-foot brick wall backed by sandbags. Behind this first barrier, a second barrier, behind a second barrier a third and a fourth barrier.
(voice-over): Volunteer guards here say they`re ready to lay down their lives, even those who have never seen adulthood.
"This is better than playing," says Ali (ph), who said he was 15, but looked closer to 10. "If I die, I die a martyr." All for a makeshift town that`s become a symbol of defiance for Morsy supporters, but whose days could be numbered.
Reza Sayah, CNN, Cairo.
LU STOUT: Now Twitter says it does not tolerate abuse. The social network is responding to recent backlash in the UK where sexually violent threats were made toward several high profile women. Now Twitter says it will add staff to teams that handle abuse reports. I already added an in tweet button to its iOS app and is working to include the feature for Android and web users.
Now Twitter also announced an update to its rules that clarifies that target abuse and threats are not allowed.
Now more than 128,000 people have called on the social network to take a zero tolerance policy. It remains to be seen if Twitter`s latest move will go far enough.
Now Atika Shubert reminds us of the trolling incidents that led to this point.
ATIKA SHUBERT, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: It all started with this campaign to get a woman on Britain`s 10 pound banknote by Caroline Criado-Perez. Just hours after this photo was taken, she was bombarded with abuse on Twitter, threats to rape and kill her at her home circulated with an address.
CAROLINE CRIADO-PEREZ, CAMPAIGNER: Really, really graphic and violent and detailed, anatomically detailed descriptions of what`s going to happen to me. And it`s been rape threats and death threats and it`s just -- it`s just been quite relentless.
SHUBERT: At its peak, nearly one Tweet a minute. She continued to be bombarded for several days from anonymous users that, once blocked, simply opened up new accounts. Some advised her to ignore it, but she didn`t. She reported it to police.
Two men were arrested, and more may follow.
CRIADO-PEREZ: I think that a lot of people who have been tweeting me feel that they can act with impunity, that nothing will happen to them, some of them -- you know, they openly laughed when I said that I was going to deal with them, because they just felt that there was no comeback. And so both the police and Twitter, I think, need to be making a really strong stand and saying, no, there are laws, there are regulations and we will deal with them.
SHUBERT: Criado-Perez says from her experience, the advice don`t feed the trolls just doesn`t work.
CRIADO-PEREZ: To ignore them would just be to give them what they want, really, they want you to shut up. They want to feel that they`ve won.
SHUBERT: Her advice, report it to police, threatening to rape or kill someone is illegal, even on Twitter.
Atika Shubert, CNN, London.
LU STOUT: Now the U.S. government has overturned a ruling that would have banned the sale of some older iPhones and iPads. The U.S. International Trade Commission ordered the ban after if found that Apple infringed one of Samsung`s one of wireless patents. Samsung said it was disappointed by the decision.
Now at the heart of all this is a concept called FRAND. It means that companies must license essential patents under terms that are fair, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory. Now the idea is that some patents are too important for one company alone to keep, they must be licensed to enable other companies to make important products like mobile phones.
Now Samsung maintains that it has been negotiating with Apple in good faith, but that Apple is unwilling to take a license.
Now for most people in Cuba, going online is a relatively new thing. And it is still a luxury. Now the government recently opened up more than 100 Internet outlets around the island. And still, certain sites remain blocked. And the government charges by the hour.
Patrick Oppmann reports.
PATRICK OPPMANN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Lining up in Cuba to get online. For many, for a long time, it was an impossibility. The government tightly controls information here.
Cuba is one of the least wired countries in the western hemisphere.
But in June, the Cuban government opened 119 of these centers where Cubans could finally surf the Internet.
ARIAN BACALLAO, INTERNET USER (through translator): For awhile now, I have been trying to find a way to get online, which wasn`t that easy to do. Now that the government has done this, it`s a convenient way to find information.
OPPMANN: Convenient, but at $4.50 an hour, not cheap. At least, not for Cubans, most of whom make less than $20 a month.
Lissette Rodriguez (ph) says she stays in touch with friends abroad via Facebook, a luxury she can afford only twice a month.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE (through translator): You have to get the money together. It`s not easy.
OPPMANN: Money isn`t the only barrier. While more sites are available now than in the past, like blogs written by Cuban dissidents, other sites, particularly US. Sites that criticize the Cuban government are still blocked.
TANIA VELASQUEZ, CUBAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL (through translator): Obviously, our government promotes certain behaviors regarding ethical and moral behaviors. Certain sites that promote violence and immoral behaviors aren`t permitted.
OPPMANN (on camera): Before Cubans can go online, they need to sign this agreement saying they will not use the internet to do anything that could damage Cuba`s economy, sovereignty or national security.
(voice-over): Experts say the decision to allow access, even limited access, is a sign Cuban officials are slowly realizing the lack of internet is holding their citizens back.
TED HENKEN, CUBA SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT: It`s significant in a kind of cat and mouse game between the government and the people of Cuba who, regardless of their political ideology, really want to be connected to the 21st Century and that means through the internet, have access to the internet.
OPPMANN: Experts say usage will surge once the government lowers the cost of going online here. A possibility the Cuban government says it is, quote, studying.
Patrick Oppmann, CNN, Havana.
LU STOUT: Now scientists in London are serving up the world`s first hamburger made of beef grown in a petri dish. It uses stem cell technology that costs hundreds of thousands of dollars to develop. CNN`s Dan Rivers joins us now live from London. And Dan, I understand the taste test just happened. So what`s the verdict`
DAN RIVERS, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: That`s right. They`ve just tasted the world`s first petri grown beef burger, a bout 40 billion cells were put together, grown in petri dishes from the stem cells of two beef cows. It took about three months to grow all of the cells, turn it into a burger. They added some coloring, some beet root juice, some saffron, a binder -- bread crumbs and so on -- but basically, essentially, it`s pure man-made beef, if I can put it that way.
The verdict was, well, that it tasted OK. I mean, it -- I think they were aware that there was a lack of ketchup, a lack of salt and pepper on the burger, so it didn`t taste quite as tasty as they thought it could be.
They were talking about the texture of it being pretty good, quite a bite to it, but it lacks the juiciness of a real beef burger, because there`s no fat in this. This is a totally lean mince, with no fat at all. So it lacks a bit of the juiciness of a normal burger and perhaps a bit of the flavor there for -- of a normal burger.
But the creator, if I can call it -- call him that, Professor Mark Post was saying that, you know, this is a first attempt. It`s a proof concept more than anything else. And they will then now go away and start to work more on the flavor and the texture. Maybe in a few months time, he was saying, they might be able to grow fat cells as well to make it taste and have the texture more of a real burger.
But they`re talking about this thing a revolution in food if it allowed to be put on the shelves, because obviously you haven`t got to pay for grazing cattle, it doesn`t take up nearly as much land, a lot less energy. There`s a lot less CO2 emitted as a result and greenhouse gases. So potentially it could be a revolution in the food industry and very beneficial for the climate.
LU STOUT: You know, when we`re looking at the video of this lab-grown burger, it looks like the real thing. You`re saying that it doesn`t quite have the texture, let alone the taste of the real thing. And I was carefully trying to analyze the reaction of that taste tester as she put this lab-grown burger into her mouth. I was waiting for her to wince, but she didn`t.
But for general consumers out there, there is this yuck factor. So what will it take, Dan, for consumers to get around the yuck factor and be willing to eat this, to eat beef grown in a lab`
RIVERS: Well, Professor Mark Post was asked if he would feed it to his children and he said he would be perfectly comfortable feeding it to his kids. He said his kids were desperate to try it. But because the burger has cost $300,000 to produce just one, it`s a little bit expensive to give to his kids. He, himself, has tried it.
The whole thing is being bankrolled by one of the co-founders of Google, Sergei Brin, who was on one of the videos that was shown talking about the need for the food chain to change. There was talk about peak meat, that fact that the world`s population is growing and growing and we can`t keep producing enough meat conventionally to feed all those extra people.
And, you know, is there way of changing the way meat is produced to do it a lot more efficiently. Of course, there`s going to be a yuck factor, Kristie, and a lot of people will feel like they want their beef to come straight from a cow that`s been slaughtered.
But also there is an animal cruelty aspect to all of this that was mentioned as well. This doesn`t involve slaughtering any animals. They take a few cells from a cow and then extract the stem cells and grow billions of copies, basically, of those cells so you end up with something that is beef, but it`s just not been made in a cow, it`s been made in a petri dish.
LU STOUT: Yeah, many benefits to this innovation. And it`s truly changing the way we see food. Dan Rivers joining us live. Thank you.
Now up next, it`s where speed and technology meet. Up ahead, see how engineers are using aerodynamic downforce to make Formula 1 cars fly on wings.
LU STOUT: Welcome back.
Now we all know a Formula 1 car is a cut above the average vehicle. As CNN`s Christina MacFarlane found out, it may have more in common with a fighter jet, than it does with an ordinary car. Now she went behind the scenes of the Williams F1 factory in the UK to look at the role of aerodynamics in an F1 car`s performance.
CHRISTINA MACFARLANE, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: A (inaudible) Formula 1 car is put through its paces in the team`s wind tunnel. With its streamlined body and aerodynamic curves, it looks like it could fly. It even has features known as wings.
Wind resistance is at the center of the search for speed. And that search continues around the clock in this apparently sleepy corner of the English countryside.
Here, you`ll find a state of the art William F1 factory where over 500 engineers assemble the 80,000 components that make up a Formula 1 car. And it`s just one goal that`s spurring them on: speed.
(on camera): Now tell me, why is it we can simply compare this, a paper airplane with a Formula 1 car`
XEVI PUJOLAR, CHIEF RACE ENGINEER, WILLIAMS F1 TEAM: Yeah, because for example in an airplane they use the aerodynamics to fly, we use the aerodynamics just to push the car to the ground, just to generate grip on the tires so we can just carry more speed into the corners, into the braking areas.
MACFARLANE: I`ve often heard as well that the underside of a Formula 1 car is, in fact, like a wing of a plane upside down. Why is that`
PUJOLAR: Yeah, because we use all the airflow is coming from the front o the car. We use the front wing and then it goes underneath the car, under the floor, and just coming out the back and also then around the bodywork and the rear wing. We can generate a lot of load, but also then we generate resistance where the car is low on the straights. So we need to find efficiency, the best compromise.
MACFARLANE: Xevi, one of the biggest developments in aerodynamics in recent years has been the drag reduction system. Here we have it in front of us. Can you explain to me how it works`
PUJOLAR: Here we put the rear wing. And with the rear wing we just try to generate as load as much load as possible to generate grip with the tires, but trying to put more and ore load, we put more resistance as well to there so we lose top speed.
And then with the DRS, what we do is we can lose some of the resistance and then gain some speed advantage. Actually, we can see here, when the driver is pressing the switch, the rear wing is opening and then we can go up to 50 millimeters so when the flap is open, we put less resistance because it just close, for example, and it`s when we can gain 10, 15 KPH. And then either the driver can switch it off, or when he`s pressing the break pedal he will`
MACFARLANE: Automatically stop -- yeah.
PUJOLAR: And then the load comes on the rear axle.
MACFARLANE: And just explain to me how and when this can be used during the race, exactly`
PUJOLAR: Every track will have a detection point. And on that point you need to be working a second to the car in front and then the driver will get the lights on the dash, so then he can deploy the DRS for the next straight line.
LU STOUT: Now coming up, a long running cult TV show gets a new star. This is the actor who will be playing the 12th incarnation of Dr. Who. We`ll tell you more about him a little bit later.
LU STOUT: Welcome back.
You`re watching News Stream. And let`s return to our visual rundown. In just a few minutes, we`ll show you a new museum exhibit focusing on the career of David Bowie. But first your global weather forecast and some very high temperatures across Asia. Let`s get the details now with Samantha Moore. She joins us from the world weather center -- Samantha.
SAMANTHA MOORE, CNN WEATHER CORRESPONDENT: Hi, Kristie.
Oh, the heat just continues to bake much of eastern China here where high pressures and control, folks trying to do their best to keep their cool. This is actually at a swimming pool where the folks are crowding in here in here in Sunning, China. And it`s just incredible, oh the humanity when you just see everyone crowded in here. Of course, each one of them has to have some sort of pool toy, or pool float to keep their heads out of the water, thank goodness.
But everyone is trying to keep their cool, because this is a serious situation. In fact, the Chinese meteorological administration has issued the second highest national alert, which is the highest ever issued for heat here. And it is a serious situation in Shanghai as well where that temperature has topped 38 -- 35 degrees for 25 days in July. Same thing in Hong Kong: 25 days with 35 degrees or better.
So the heat just continues. And it will likely be one of the hottest summers on record.
And take a look at the next few days that heat is going to stay exceedingly high here, some 10 degrees above average in Shanghai as we head into the next few days. And we don`t see any real break coming in that heat as high pressure holds in tight here all across the region.
A little further to the south, we`re watching an area of tropical moisture here, this developing tropical system. That will of course bring in some heat relief here, but also could bring a flood potential as this system moves onshore.
Now it`s not named system yet. The Joint Typhoon Center is calling it a TCFA, which is a tropical cyclone formation. An advisory has been issued for this area of disturbed weather. And they`re giving it a very high chance that it could develop into a named system. And if it does, it`ll be called Mankut (ph).
Already, that area of tropical moisture has dropped a lot of rain across the Philippines. And we could see amounts like this coming onshore easily in Vietnam as we head into the next 24 to 36 hours.
Already, this is the rainfall we had last week, you may remember, from Tropical Cyclone Jebi. We have amounts close to 200 millimeters here, even over that here across parts of southeastern China. So it really did a number on us.
And it looks like as we take a look at what the models are saying, a very similar path to what we saw with the other cyclone last week Jebi.
So let`s take a look at Pakistan now. We`ve had incredible flooding here from the monsoon with amounts over 100 millimeters in some of the mountainous regions. And in Karachi, we have had 54 millimeters of rain. That monsoon bringing in pictures like this, or creating pictures like this, with floodwaters just full of debris and mud, many houses have been washed away here in the more mountainous terrain. This is Peshawar, Pakistan over the weekend where all of this rainfall accumulated and just caused torrents of debris to be sent down through the bridges here.
So unfortunately, a very sad situation with many homes destroyed, many people missing and presumed to be dead. And it looks like more rain will be on into the region.
They should have a drier day today, Kristie, but as we head into tomorrow and the days following more thunderstorm activities expected here.
LU STOUT: Yeah. And some pretty dramatic images of the torrent in Pakistan just then. Samantha Moore, thank you.
Now, David Bowie, he stands out among the rock elite as a unique and creative artist who has kept his fans guessing for decades. And now his long and varied career is being celebrated with a museum exhibition.
Now here, in their own words, are two of the curators from the Victorian Albert Museum in London.
VICTORIA BROACKES, V&A CURATOR OF THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE: The title of the exhibition kind of sums up the fact that David Bowie, as he`s here in the present tense, but it`s also David Bowie is what` And through the exhibition, we look at different interpretations of that. We`ve got all manner of objects: costumes, photographs, stage set models, and also fantastic music and AV in the exhibition including film that`s never been seen before.``
GEOFFREY MARSH, V&A DIRECTOR OF THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE: We have been given really access to David Bowie`s personal archive for the first time ever.``I kind of knew he had a collection, but I had no idea how big it is. And also he`s been collecting everything from year naught. Most bands have gone bust, or they split up, or whatever. And so to find a collection in one place that represents 40 or 50 years is -- I can tell you it`s pretty rare.``I guess he must be one of the 10 most recognizable people on the planet.``
BROACKES: We do start in London, because London seems to be so much part of Bowie`s inspiration and imagination at that stage. And so important. So we did want to sort of ground him there. And we take the chronology through Space Oddity, his first breakthrough single.``
MARSH: There`s obviously the costumes. And, you know, people love costumes. And of course a lot of people remember seeing them at different concerts. So there`s about 50 or 60 of those.``
BROACKES: When you see the costumes close up, it is really thrilling. It`s very exciting actually how exciting the original object is.``There`s nothing beats it really in this age when you can do so many things in other ways. Actually seeing the real thing you might have seen it on stage, you might have seen it on film, but to see the Ashes to Ashes costume, for example, up close. It`s pretty fantastic. We`ve also got the Ziggy costumes. And they really are amazing.``
MARSH: But if you hate fashion, you hate costumes, you hate all this, I think for the fans, one of the most interesting things is seeing all the early design work. Obviously a lot of rock stars, you know, the sort of -- you know, they just get people in to do their videos, but David is -- controls everything. You know, he thinks the idea up. He works it out. The story boards, his notes.
BROACKES: Through the exhibition, we have lyrics on display sort of in the areas they relate to. We have Star Man. We have Fame. And we have a section on Bowie`s process of song creation. I think lyrics, little crossings out, very interesting to see what might have been and wasn`t.``Bowie has permeated every area of our culture.``
MARSH: In the end, you know, there`s a whole generation that has sort of grown up with him. And although I think they`re finding the idea of him in a museum a bit strange, I think the fact he can do that and produce a new album, successful album at the same time, actually shows what a remarkable person he is.`
LU STOUT: One to definitely see.
Now for months, sci-fi fans have been speculating who will be the new Dr. Who. And on Sunday, they got their answer -- 55-year-old British actor Peter Capaldi. He`s best known for his role as the foul-mouthed spin doctor in the political satire The Thick of It. Now Capaldi is the 12th incarnation of Dr. Who and one of the oldest to play the time lord.
Now it is probably fitting that Peter Capaldi was cast in the role. Before becoming Dr. Who, he starred in the movie World War Z where he played, let`s flip the two words around, a WHO doctor.
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