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Aired November 22, 2013 - 08:00 ET
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PAULINE CHIOU, HOST: I'm Pauline Chiou in Hong Kong. Welcome to News Stream where news and technology meet.
They were shopping, then the roof collapsed, now dozens are dead in Latvia and more people may be trapped inside.
Plus, Scotland Yard says it's never seen a case of this magnitude. Britain's prime minister calls it utterly appalling. We'll tell you about three women rescued from decades of captivity.
And it was a tragedy that changed the world. America remembers fallen president John F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his assassination.
It is a desperate scene in the capital of Latvia as rescue workers search for survivors after the roof of the supermarket collapsed. The death toll has been steadily rising over the last several hours and now stands at 37. Dozens more are injured.
Latvia's prime minister has vowed to implement more stringent building construction measure to prevent similar tragedies going forward.
Now this is the deadliest accident since Latvia won independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. CNN's Fred Pleitgen joins us with the latest. He's following the story from Berlin
Fred, what have you been able to piece together?
FRED PLEITGEN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Yeah, well Pauline, desperation is exactly the right word that you use there. There are people apparently who are on the scene who are trying to reach their relatives who might still be trapped inside the rubble on their cell phones to see if they can get through to them in any way to see if they might still be alive.
At the same time you still have the rescue crews there on-hand that are now using some very heavy cutting equipment to try and get some of that steel, get through some of that steel and concrete that of course has collapsed.
It's a very delicate operation, because on the one hand you have to make sure you have enough power to cut through all that, but you also don't want to injure the people who might still be buried beneath or perhaps cause all that rubble to shift and possibly crush people.
Again, the authorities say they believe that the death toll could continue to rise. Let's look at what happened throughout the night.
PLEITGEN: Desperate relatives stand by, hoping their loved ones might still be alive somewhere in the rubble of the collapsed shopping center.
"I have a wife in there," this man says. "There is no information about her, whether she's dead or alive. Wherever I call, there is no information."
"Do you still believe she's alive?" The reporter asks.
"Of course. I must believe," he says.
But, for many, there is tragic certainty that their loved ones were killed. Dozens have been confirmed dead with the toll rising throughout the night.
Eyewitnesses say the Maxima shopping center collapsed like a house of cards while the store was busy with shoppers on their way home from work.
And when first responders arrived on the scene, further portions of the roof fell, killing several firefighters.
"We are still working inside," one of the heads of the rescue operation says. "The situation may change all the time. Falls are happening from time to time. Therefore, it's very dangerous to work inside."
Crews began clearing some of the rubble as rescue efforts were ongoing. The Maxima shopping center was completed just two years ago and was even named among the top three building designs in all of Latvia.
It's not clear what cause the collapse. Some say it might have been faulty construction or building materials stored on the roof.
"Police have started the investigation already," Latvia's prime minister says. "The criminal process has started about violating construction norms, which has caused serious consequences."
The Maxima shopping center was one of the symbols of the new up and coming Latvia, a country that has seen strong economic growth in the years since the end of Soviet rule, but remains among the poorest countries in Europe. No Latvia is left to clear the debris, investigate what happened and to mourn those who lost their lives in one of the worst tragedies this nation has seen in recent times.
PLEITGEN: And of course, Pauline, as we've just noted, with a building that's still that young of course faulty construction is something that the authorities are looking very closely at, but also there is the theory out there that perhaps a winter garden was being constructed on the roof, that soil had actually been put on the roof to try and grow grass there. And it's been raining quite heavily in Riga in the past couple of days and that maybe the rain might have drenched the soil that was being put on there, made it so heavy that the roof simply couldn't sustain it.
But, again, the investigation, of course, is just getting started so close and so soon after this tragedy took place, Pauline.
CHIOU: And as they're still looking for survivors into the second night.
All right, Fred, thank you very much for the update on that story. That's Fred Pleitgen live from Berlin.
Now to the UK and a captivity case that British prime minister David Cameron calls utterly appalling. British police have rescued three women from a house in south London where it's believe they were held captive for 30 years. In fact, one of them is believed to have spent her entire life there.
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DETECTIVE INSPECTOR KEVIN HYLAND, METROPOLITAN POLICE: ...of the Metropolitan Police deals with many cases of servitude and forced labor. We have seen some cases where people have been held for up to 10 years, but we have never seen anything of this magnitude before.
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CHIOU: Police arrested a man and a woman on suspicion of keeping the women captive. Both have been released on bail.
Now let's help you understand exactly where these alleged crimes took place. Police found the women in one of inner London's most densely population burrows, Lambeth. And if you've been to London, you probably know it. It is the home to some of the city's top attractions, including the London Eye and the London aquarium.
And we are learning new developments in this case with police now saying the women were subjected to brainwashing and emotional abuse. Atika Shubert has the very latest. She joins me now live from London police headquarters Scotland Yard.
Atika, the big question is how this could have gone on for 30 years. What are police saying?
ATIKA SHUBERT, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, police are basically saying this is a unique case. They've never seen anything like this. This does not compare to similar cases of domestic servitude or...
CHIOU: OK, we have lost audio contact with Atika Shubert there.
We do know that a news conference is going to be held pretty soon. So Atika will get more details. And we'll try to get back to her to update you on this very bizarre and shocking case out of London.
OK, we do have Atika Shubert back. We've fixed our problems.
Atika, you were saying that police were saying they've never seen anything like this before.
SHUBERT: No, nothing like this before. And they were trying to figure out what the invisible handcuffs that were keeping these women inside the house.
Now the police also said that this -- these group of people in the house presented themselves as a normal family, but they wouldn't go into any other detail, the police say, on exactly how the suspects are related to the victims and how the victims were all related to each other. All we know at this point is that it's a 67-year-old man and a 67-year-old woman who were arrested. They were released on bail overnight. And they are expected for more questioning in January.
They have not returned to the house. That house is still being under investigation. Police searched for 12 hours yesterday. And we're still trying to understand how the victims got to the house. We don't have those answers yet. Police are only giving out only a few details. It does not seem that the victims are related to each other, but the charity involved in their release has told CNN that police are looking into whether the youngest victim, a 30-year-old British woman, may somehow be related to the suspects.
And the charity has also told CNN that they believe the woman was, quote, "born in captivity," possibly born in the house, spending her entire life inside.
So, we're still trying to get some more details on this, but as police have said, this is a unique case, not like any other they've seen.
CHIOU: OK. And they are slowly just giving out information. And we will come back to you as soon as they do that with more.
Thanks very much, Atika.
And we want to tell you a little bit more about more about the organization that tipped police off, Freedom charity. They're based in the UK. And they run a 24 hour help line and community programs to try to help young people deal with family issues like forced marriage and domestic violence. In fact, they say a documentary they did on forced marriage prompted that call for help.
And you are watching News Stream. Just ahead, the latest round of talks between Iran and world powers are in their third day in Geneva with a deal on Iran's nuclear program still very much in the air.
It is game on in the console world. Microsoft's new Xbox One is out just one week after Sony's launch of Playstation 4.
And later, we remember U.S. President John F. Kennedy, assassinated 50 years ago today. Across the nation, people are marking the dead.
CHIOU: To Geneva now where six world powers still haven't hammered out a deal with Iran on its nuclear program. Negotiators from the U.S., Russia, France, the UK, China and Germany said on Thursday that progress has been made on an interim agreement. So what is still on the table?
The world powers want Iran to curb its nuclear capabilities, specially they want Tehran to shut down the Arak reactor and stop enriching uranium to 20 percent purity, a crucial level in the nuclear weapons manufacturing process.
In exchange, Iran would see relief from crippling economic sanctions.
Iran also wants the world to recognize what it says is its right to enrich uranium.
Well, talks are supposed to wrap up on Friday, but with many of those key points still under dispute. Some diplomats say negotiations may continue into Saturday.
Chief U.S. security correspondent Jim Sciutto joins us live now from Geneva. Jim, on Thursday, there were some positive signs. So what's holding back a deal now?
JIM SCIUTTO, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, I'm told by western diplomats involved in these talks that one of the key sticking points, and apparently there is more than one, is how Iran's right to enrich uranium is described in this interim agreement. Coming in, U.S. officials had told us that they were willing to let Iran claim a right to enrich without explicitly writing it into the agreement, but that's apparently not enough for the Iranian side. They want it written down in some way, not so limited.
Another issue, the treatment of the Arak heavy water facility. This is in effect a second path to a bomb. What kind of restrictions are going to be placed on that? These are major issue and the fact that they're still working through those issues now, the language related to these issues in that interim agreement, show that they still may have some work to do.
CHIOU: And we're going to the third day of these negotiations, but this is a third time in five weeks that they've met. So what's your sense of what the chances are that a deal can actually be reached?
SCIUTTO: I know, Pauline. I've been here for a couple of those sessions. It's frustrating, the progress is incremental. One thing that's clear is it looks like the talks are going to extend into tomorrow. Initially they were scheduled just for Thursday and Friday. They're going to go into tomorrow.
So far they've been -- the only people at the table have been the EU foreign minister Catherine Asthon and the Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif. I'm told by U.S. officials that that was the plan. Let those two work out the outline rather than having seven people around the table shouting at each other.
Once they have a workable agreement, then they will present that outline to the broader group. And meanwhile, they've of course been talking to other members of the delegation here. There have been a lot of bilaterals on the side, delegations conferring with their home capitals. So that's still where we are.
They had a morning session today, Ashton and Zarif, another one expected this afternoon. We'll be watching, always tough to bet the odds on this kind of thing. But my sense from both sides, speaking to diplomats on both sides is both sides want to come to an agreement. The question is, can they get to that point in these next 24 hours.
CHIOU: OK. And we'll be coming back to you for an update, Jim. Thank you very much, Jim Sciutto there live in Geneva.
A major climate summit is in its final day in Warsaw, Poland. But many of the participants are no longer there. Hundreds of people from six environmental groups walked out of the negotiations on Thursday in protest. They include Greenpeace, Oxfam, Action Aid and Friends of the Earth. They say the talks are on track to deliver virtually nothing. A big sticking point, funding for poor countries to deal with global warming and climate change.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging wealthier nations to give more.
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BAN KI-MOON, UN SECRETARY-GENERAL: The climate (inaudible) is one of the most important areas which we are now focusing, which we have to make much bigger pledges. I am encouraged that the pledges are now coming, but I would urge member states, particularly donor countries, would be coming out more generously.
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CHIOU: Ban will host a one-day summit in New York next September on climate change.
It has been only six weeks since Cyclone Phailin hit the coastline of India. And now a second cyclone has made landfall. Samantha Moore is live at the world weather center with the very latest on that -- Samantha.
SAMANTHA MOORE, CNN WEATHER CORRESPONDENT: Pauline, yes, this system has definitely been on the weak side compared to Phailin, because that one really packed a punch being equal to a super typhoon in strength. But this one has not been as strong.
At its strongest, 110 max sustained winds with gusts to 140 and that's when it was well out in the Bay of Bengal. But now it is moving in and weakening with those max sustained winds at 65 kilometers per hour, gusts to 85.
But still, you know, it brought in quite a bit of rainfall here across the area. We're expecting to see a storm surge around a meter to a meter- and-a-half. And you can see it never quite reached the status, staying in that tropical storm range as it moved right into the coast.
But this is a coast that has been greatly impacted and lost a lot of farmland from that very strong storm earlier on, Phailin.
And this is a second system that we're now concerned about, this area of concern.
So, let's take a look at what Helen has done to the coastline here. You can see the driving rain, the wind-driven rain. This gentleman trying to save his bicycle, hoping he doesn't get blown away, the bicycle and him. There goes a motorscooter.
But you can see just how chopping the waves are here.
So definitely a concern for the folks who have been hard hit in this region. And this is the last thing they want to see.
And looking now back at the map -- look at that, those waves are just fierce.
Looking here back in the bay you can see the next system that is expected to move in forming where it often does here and then moving in to the central bay as we head towards the weekend. So the end of the weekend we're expecting to see it upgraded. And it could reach the coast here by midweek. So more impact from the tropics across eastern India.
Now, heavy rain moving in as a result of another cyclone here. This one will be named Alesia (ph), the bureau of meteorology already calling it that. And the biggest impact heading towards Darwin here, it's going to be those incredibly gusty winds and the heavy, heavy rain.
So a lot of activity here in the tropics.
And this Australia system, Pauline, very unusual, only the fourth time they've ever had a cyclone form here in the month of November.
CHIOU: Wow. OK.
Thank you very much for bringing us both of those storm system there and the updates there, Samantha.
And we have an update on another major storm that we've been covering, the Philippines says the death toll from Super Typhoon Haiyan has risen to more than 5,200 as more bodies are discovered from the storm that ravaged the country two weeks ago.
The international relief effort is gaining strength. The first emergency medical teams from China have been moving in. They're expected to focus on Tacloban, one of the hardest hit cities.
Meantime, the Philippine military is also stepping up its presence in the area in an effort to boost security and crackdown on looting.
Coming up, the man who invented the worldwide web weighs in on how well his product is faring. He says online surveillance and censorship are threatening the future of democracy. Stay with us.
CHIOU: This is a live look at a ferry terminal in Hong Kong where you can see some of the Christmas decorations up already.
Well, here is a story that strikes fear into the hearts of some frequent flyers. On your next long haul flight, the people around you could be chatting on their phones for hours on end. U.S. regulators are considering a proposal to allow calls and texts when a plane is flying above 10,000 feet. But use of cellphones would still be banned during takeoff and landing.
A new survey out today ranks 81 countries on how well they're making use of the world wide web. The second annual web index is the world's first metric to gauge the web's global contribution to development and human rights.
Now, the index takes into consideration a country's access to the web and a user's right to privacy.
Sweden takes the top spot for online freedom this year, but the U.S. and the UK did not fare nearly as well. Each faced criticism over recent allegations of extensive state surveillance.
Now keep in mind this is only the second time the group has released the now annual report. And it's top recommendation for 2013 is reverse the rising tide of online censorship and surveillance.
The many who invested the world wide web is also at the help of this index. Web founder Tim Berners-Lee says online surveillance and censorship are threatening the future of democracy.
He spoke to our Charles Hodgson just a short time ago. And he started by speaking about Sweden's number one ranking.
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TIM BERNERS-LEE, INVENTOR OF THE WORLD WIDE WEB: Partly it's attitude that the Internet should be a -- something which is more of a right, more of a fundamental utility than everybody -- government needs to provide to people and people need to use.
CHARLES HODGSON, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: And in what way does it need to be use? Because I notice that the United States is only number four. Why is it number one?
BERNERS-LEE: Well, the U.S. -- I suppose the two things you can point to, one of them is that actually the United States is a big country. It has actually -- it doesn't have a very high Internet penetration, even though it's the first country to deploy the Internet it's -- it hasn't done a very good job of getting it to the rural population.
And then of course also there's the -- there's the government abuses of the Internet when it comes to spying on it, which knocks it down, has knocked it down this year.
HODGSON: So their inequalities -- let's come back to the surveillance, but certainly their inequalities in terms of access essentially in some countries which are fundamentally if it's unequal already, it seems that the rich have access and the poor do not.
BERNERS-LEE: Yes, or -- sometimes it's the rich and the poor, sometimes it's the urban and the rural. Whereas other countries decide, you know, everybody in this country has got to be able to participate.
Britain, for example, has also decide everybody should participate so we're going to -- you know, we're trying to get everyone online. And then when we get everybody online government will be quick and easier and the industry will be quicker and easier everything being more efficient.
So it's that sort of attitude of we're going to get everybody online. And then -- and that will -- when that happens, then it'll be like -- it'll be more of a right to be able to access.
HODGSON: Reading the deliberations of the World Wide Web Foundation, which you head, one has the impression that the web, which you founded, has turned into something quite ugly in some ways, that you're really very dismayed by the degree of political surveillance, the extent of the political surveillance that we see -- that's been revealed particularly in the last few months.
BERNERS-LEE: Well, of course the last few months have been -- it's -- that's really topped the charts when it comes to, you know, peoples -- well, the news people have seen about it.
But on the other hand, yes, that's dismaying, but on the other hand also what you see from the index is that in 80 percent of countries people are getting together on the web using social networking sites, for example in order to make real change. And in 40 percent of countries, it's not only people getting together, they're actually having an effect. People have affected the government. They've affected their country by collaborating together on the Internet.
So in a way that is showing the people are being able to use the web as a serious force of the good.
HODGSON: What's your position, though, in terms of surveillance or at least censorship? Because I mean, many people find that there's a lot of web content that is distasteful that they would like to see that kind of thing being taken off by social networking groups and others.
BERNERS-LEE: Well, in a way to a certain extent what countries find really should be blocked -- different countries -- some countries just have -- they have a vote and they decide that they don't want to have pornography on the Internet, other countries decide that, no, I should have a right to be able to...
HODGSON: But you're not worried about that. I mean, (inaudible) surveillance worries you is it?
BERNERS-LEE: What worries me is when it's used for political -- certainly. So there's one -- there's the blocking is one thing. And blocking in fact in a way is -- is the least of the worries, because when you're blocked you -- there's lot of countries where you just -- you go there, you open -- that's what you go to your favorite sites and you just can't get there and it's a bit of a shock. But you realize what's happening. And lots of people are referring to those sites. You know they exist. It's not underhand.
Where spying is more insidious. When a government spies on its population, they -- it'll let them go to the sites, it'll let them explore and then it'll just watch, see who they are, see who their friends are and the moment they all disappear from their houses and they've gone to jail.
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CHIOU: This is News Stream. And coming up, we will take you live to commemorations in the U.S. marking 50 years since the assassination of President Kennedy. This is Arlington National Cemetery where JFK is being remembered in a ceremony taking place right now. You're looking at the eternal flame.
Then we will show you how the city of Dallas will be marking this somber anniversary.
CHIOU: Commemorations are underway in the United States now to mark today's 50th Anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
You are looking at live pictures of Arlington National Cemetery where JFK is buried. And you're looking at the eternal flame.
Observances are taking place there now. And we will take you live to the ceremony in just a moment.
But first here are some of the other headlines from around the world that we're covering.
Rescuers are searching for survivors after the roof of a supermarket collapsed in Latvia's capital on Thursday. Emergency workers in Riga now say 43 people were killed and dozens are injured in one of the deadliest accidents in Latvia's history. Latvia's prime minister said an investigation into the collapse has already begun.
Police in the UK says three women believed to have been held captive for 30 years in a house in south London were likely subjected to beatings and psychological pressure. They say they don't believe the case involved sexual abuse or forced labor. A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion on keeping the women captive. Both have been released on bail.
It is a somber day in the U.S. as the country, and indeed the world, remembers the moment President John F. Kennedy was assassinated 50 years ago today. Let's go back to Arlington National Cemetery, the place where JFK was laid to rest. We want to take you there live right now for events honoring the late president.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Order arms.
CHIOU: This is a wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy. It's a wreath laying ceremony and you will see there in the picture Jean Kennedy Smith, the last surviving sibling of John F. Kennedy. Let's listen in.
Let's go live now to Ed Lavandera who is in Dallas, the city where 50 years ago today JFK was shot and killed in his presidential motorcade, commemorations will begin there in just a few hours. And what exactly will the city be doing today?
ED LAVANDERA, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, there is a ceremony planned in the hour leading up to the moment that the shots rang out here in Dealey Plaza. But city organizers say that this is an event designed to celebrate the life of John F. Kennedy not the way he died.
ED LAVANDERA, CNN CORRESPONDENT: At 12:30, the moment that gunshots echoed through Dealey Plaza 50 years ago, bells will toll across the city of Dallas, a poignant moment honoring John F. Kennedy's life.
JOHN F. KENNEDY, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: (Inaudible) the heavy burdens and let the oppressed go free.
LAVANDERA: Historian David McCullough will read passages from some of President Kennedy's speeches.
KENNEDY: Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.
LAVANDERA: Five thousand people were invited to attend the Dealey Plaza ceremony, but no one from the Kennedy family will be here.
The president's daughter, Caroline Kennedy, just started working as the U.S. ambassador to Japan.
For the organizers of the event, like former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk, this anniversary is a chance for Dallas to come to terms with the tragedy.
RON KIRK, THE 50TH COMMITTEE: What we were looking for is an opportunity to mark an occasion that is a moment that's important in American history and world history, but do it in a way in which we can reflect on President Kennedy's legacy.
LAVANDERA: There will be no mention of Lee Harvey Oswald who was buried in Fort Worth. Fresh flowers have been left on his gravesite this week.
And you won't see the conspiracy theorists who still preach on the grassy knoll, like eyewitness James Tague, who watching the motorcade that day.
One of the shots fired struck the curb at his feet. Debris flew up and cut his face.
Do you feel a little slighted, not being invited to the service?
JAMES TAGUE, EYEWITNESS: No. I don't. I was the guest speaker at exactly -- at the exact time on the 40th anniversary.
But none of us witnesses are even invited to the 50th. They don't want us. They've made that clear.
LAVANDERA: Another victim often forgotten from the tragic days is Dallas police officer J.D. Tippit. His family will hold a candlelight vigil Friday night at the exact spot where Oswald shot the officer as he escaped downtown Dallas.
Today's ceremony will end with the unveiling of a new monument to the president, inscribed with a passage from the speech Kennedy was supposed to give in Dallas that afternoon.
It reads, in part, "We in this country, in this generation, are the watchmen on the walls of world freedom. We ask, therefore, that we may be worthy of our power and responsibility."
Words left unspoken 50 years ago, but resurrected for a new generation.
LAVANDERA: And Pauline, the event here taking place in Dealey Plaza, we are just on the edge of Elm Street where the last moments of John Kennedy's life were spent here in the shadow of the school book depository as well, the sixth floor window.
But all of this going on. And as you heard, you will hear from the mayor of Dallas speaking today and then we'll also hear from historian David McCollough who will read passages from President Kennedy's speeches. So on this very tragic spot, a ceremony designed to celebrate the life of one of the most popular presidents this country has ever seen -- Pauline.
CHIOU: It'll be a very, very powerful moment when they unveil that monument.
All right, Ed, thank you very much. Ed Lavandera live in Dallas.
It is a historical yarn that has become a symbol of that fateful day in Dallas, the suit worn by President Kennedy's wife Jackie. You see her wearing it right here hours after her husband was assassinated and a new president being sworn in.
Randi Kaye now has the story of a suit with its own afterlife, one that very few of us will ever live to see.
RANDI KAYE, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice over): In the words of President John F. Kennedy she looked smashing in it, which may be why the President asked Jackie Kennedy to wear her now famous watermelon pink suit to Dallas on November 22, 1963.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The usual welcoming committee presents Mrs. Kennedy with a bouquet of red roses.
KAYE: It looked like Coco Chanel but her suit was actually a knock off made in America. The First Lady had worn it at least six times before that fateful day. Here she is in 1962 awaiting the arrival of the Prime Minister of Algeria, that's John Junior in her arms.
In Dallas on November 22 at this Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce breakfast, the President even joked about his wife's fashion sense.
JOHN F. KENNEDY, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Nobody wonders what Lyndon and I wear.
KAYE: Later that day, President Kennedy would be dead, and the First Lady's stunning pink suit, stained forever with her husband's blood, would begin a long and mysterious journey. When aids suggested she change her clothes after the shooting, she refused. Philip Shenon wrote a book about the Kennedy assassination.
PHILIP SHENON, AUTHOR, "A CRUEL AND SHOCKING ACT": Her remark and I think she made it more than once "no, I'm going to leave these clothes on I want them to see what they have done.
KAYE: Hours later, Mrs. Kennedy continued to wear the suit during the emergency swearing in of Lyndon Johnson as president.
SHENON: That whole scene is obviously just surreal. She arrives in the cabin of Air Force One in these clothes covered with the President's blood and expected to stand there and witness the -- the swearing in of her husband's successor.
KAYE: Mrs. Kennedy was still in her suit when she arrived later that evening at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland where she received her husband's body. The President's brother at her side in the middle of the night.
Once at the White House, her personal maid put the suit in a bag so Mrs. Kennedy wouldn't have to look at it. Then, sometime in 1964, the blood-stained suit arrived here, at the National Archives Building in the nation's capitol. It came in a box along with a handwritten note from Jackie Kennedy's mother on her personal stationary. It read, simply, "Jackie's suit and bag, worn November 22, 1963."
KAYE (on camera): All this time Mrs. Kennedy's pink suit has been forbidden from public view and will likely stay that way for a very long time. In 2003 after her mother's death, Caroline Kennedy gave the suit to the people of the United States with the understanding that it wouldn't be put on public display for 100 years until 2103. And even then the Kennedy family must be consulted before any attempt is made to display the suit. All in an effort to avoid sensationalizing that horrible act.
(voice over): And it's believed only a handful of people, maybe only as few as two, have seen the suit since. Along with the suit and also hidden from view in the new archives in Maryland, the blue blouse Mrs. Kennedy wore in Dallas, her stockings, blue shoes, and blue purse. What they don't have is the First Lady's pink pill box hat.
SHENON: The hat is a mystery. The hat apparently goes to the Secret Service initially and the Secret Service turns it over to Mrs. Kennedy's private secretary and then it disappears. It has not been seen since.
KAYE: The archive is making every effort to preserve the suit. It's stored in a windowless vault in an acid free container where the air is changed every 20 minutes or so to properly maintain the wool and cloth. It is kept at a temperature of 65 to 68 degrees, which is best for the fabric.
The suit story, a perfect ending for a First Lady who craved privacy after so much pain.
Randi Kaye, CNN, Los Angeles.
CHIOU: And we want to bring you live pictures once again of Arlington National Cemetery where there was just a wreath laying ceremony. This is where the eternal flame is and also where President John F. Kennedy is buried. His sister, just a few moments ago, Jean Kennedy Smith, the former ambassador to Ireland, placed that wreath there. She is the last surviving sister, last surviving Kennedy sibling. As this wreath laying ceremony has just about wound down and we see visitors there.
Well, you can find complete coverage of the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination on our website from the memorials to the lingering conspiracy theories. And also this gallery of life in 1963. Martin Luther King delivered his "I Have a Dream Speech," also there was the first woman who flew in space, the Beatles released their first album and Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" hit movie theaters.
Coming up next, after seven years on the bench, Microsoft steps into the console ring once more. The new Xbox One is out. How does it stand up to its competition? We take a look after the break.
CHIOU: Microsoft is celebrating the launch of its new console, the Xbox One. It's now on sale around the world.
And of course this comes one week after rival Sony introduced the Playstation 4. Sony says it sold 1 million PS4s in 24 hours.
Now the Xbox One takes a different approach to its rival. Unlike Sony, Microsoft is positioning the Xbox One as more than just a gaming machine. It can also control your TV and cable box. And you can use Skype to video chat. But Xbox One has had a rocky time since being unveiled earlier this year. In June, Microsoft was forced to drop controversial restrictions on selling used games after an outcry from gamers.
Now that the new console is finally out, we have Phil Spencer joining us live from our Los Angeles bureau to tell us more about it. He's the head of Microsoft studios.
Phil, thank you for being with us. You're not just emphasizing gaming with the Xbox One, you want it to be an all-media device through your TV screen. In essence, taking over the living room with games and movies and Skype. Why are you betting on TV?
PHIL SPENCER, MICROSOFT STUDIOS: Well, as we know, TV -- and you know this well, TV is one of the most important media that we see, one of the most important forms of entertainment. Millions of people enjoy TV and we think what a better experience than bringing the social and community that we've seen in gaming to the art of watching television.
CHIOU: Now the original Xbox brought online play. The Xbox 360 brought high definition graphics up. What do you think the big feature is of the Xbox One?
SPENCER: I think you nailed it earlier, it's really that all-in-one entertainment box of a game that's -- a box that's not only great at playing the world's best video games, but also it controls your television, has all of your music, all of your video, all of your television connected to all of your friends all in one box easily controlled with your voice, with the controller or with gesture.
CHIOU: And I want to ask you about the voice commands, because you're pushing that on Kinect as a really big selling point for the Xbox One, but is it really easier to use a voice command rather than, you know, just pushing a button?
SPENCER: Yeah, it's a good question. And we always get users' choice. They can use the controller, they can use their hand or they can use their voice.
I know, for me, there's certain times when maybe I'm playing a game and I want to go to CNN. Or if I can just say Xbox watch CNN it understands what I've said, it understands which channel CNN is on my cable box, tunes over to CNN. I'm instantly watching CNN. Voice is just a really easy way to navigate a lot of what you do on your television.
CHOIU: We like to hear that that you keep watching CNN.
Well, today Xbox 360 is very different to what it was when it launched back in 2005. So, what do you think the Xbox One will be like in, say, five years from now?
SPENCER: Yeah, now that consoles are connected to the Internet you see over a generation a real transformation of the hardware that's actually in your house. The experience from the original Xbox 360 to where we are today is almost like a brand new console. And that change is just accelerating.
So we're here on the 22 with a worldwide launch of Xbox One. But you look forward three years, five years, we're going to stay constantly invested in making sure the Xbox One is a state-of-the art entertainment box for everybody.
CHIOU: OK, so you're going to stay constantly invested. And right now, the Xbox One sells for about $500. But will Microsoft release a cheaper Xbox One that focuses only on TV instead of games?
SPENCER: You know, games are a hugely important form of entertainment. And we think having a great gaming box is really core to the Xbox brand. So as we look at who our customers are, the people that were lined up at midnight when I handed out that first console last night, you know, those are core gamers. And we want to embrace the gamers, but also bring everybody else in with the content that we have.
We now have services like Xbox Fitness, we have NFL, we have ESPN, great sports lineup, great kids content, great television. But we think gaming is a really important form of entertainment and we want to embrace it.
CHIOU: Now, Christmas is coming up. Tell me why I should buy an Xbox One for my three nephews instead of the Playstation 4.
SPENCER: Well, you know, we think we have the best games. We think we have a lineup. We have 22 launch games with the launch of Xbox One. We have great content from E rated content all the way through your core race games and zombie games, they're all there.
But as I said, we've got built-in Skype. We have Internet. We have all of your Internet streaming services right there in one box. I think your nephews would have a great time with the new Xbox One.
CHIOU: OK. Or maybe I get both.
OK, thanks so much, Phil.
Phil Spencer joining us live from our Los Angeles bureau with Microsoft Studios. Thank you very much.
Well, the time traveling doctor turns 50 this week. And, that's right, the BBC television show Dr. Who began back in 1963. Maybe you're familiar with the Tartus, sonic screwdriver, or one of his other gadgets, but every fan, or Whovian, seems to have a favorite. 11 different actors have depicted the star character over the years, each providing his own flare. The 12th doctor, Peter Capaldi, debuts next month.
And Whovians all over the world will want to keep this Saturday clear, a special 50th anniversary episode will be broadcast simultaneously in almost 100 countries and screened in about 1,500 cinemas. Earlier, the episode's director told CNN the doctor has something for everyone.
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NICK HURRAN, DIRETOR, DOCTOR WHO ANNIVERSARY EPISODE: Dr. Who is an extraordinary thing. It captures the heart of the young and old alike. He actually brings out the child in us. I think the excitement, the fears, and a sort of hope that there really is someone out there who is just going to make it all all right.
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CHIOU: Google has created its own tribute to Dr. Who. Its doodle today is an interactive game where you play as the different Dr. Who characters.
Now Google has also unveiled another geeky experiment that will excite Lord of the Rings Fans. Check out this 3D interactive map right here of the mystical Middle Earth. It lets you explore different landscapes from the books.
And still ahead on News Stream, hidden away in the heart of Poland's capital, we talk to one chef who runs a very tight ship in his kitchen. He's reviving the art of Polish cuisine. We'll take you on a taste test.
CHIOU: All this week, CNN's On the Road series is bringing you greater insight into the customs and cultures of Poland. Paula Newton explores the people and passions unique to this Eastern European nation. Today, we tour Atelier Amaro, where Poland's only Michelin starred chef takes us inside his kitchen. Hidden away in the heart of Warsaw, there is one key rule: every ingredient must be from the motherland.
PAULA NEWTON, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Polish cities, polish styles, polish attitudes, they're all coming into their own, but bringing all that energy and creativity to food, Polish food, well according to the French experts it's been done, yes, done, at Atelier Amaro.
This is the modest and very unexpected locale where you will find Poland's only Michelin starred chef. And what we've been told is that he's not trying to reinvent Polish cuisine, but revive it. Let's go and take a look.
WOJCIECH AMARO, CHEF: Hello.
NEWTON: Hi, I'm Paula.
AMARO: Hi, welcome. Nice to meet you.
NEWTON: Now you're cultivating and creating all of this stuff from scratch.
AMARO: Yes. We're trying just to get access to (inaudible) and then we start our play with it.
NEWTON: Chef Amaro says he goes out of his way, literally foraging, cultivating, growing, to use Polish ingredients. The result is pure in taste, but also so refined. It shows quality Polish ingredients at their best.
AMARO: This is from up north in Poland, one of the best (inaudible) producer. And we blow-torch it just to melt it.
NEWTON: Chef Amaro has worked in top restaurants in Europe. But being back in Poland cooking worldclass cuisine, that was his dream.
AMARO: And I took all my ideas and dreams and I brought them back and there was not cutting corners just the way I wanted to cook.
NEWTON: Why Poland? It's clear you could work in any kitchen in the world. Why Poland? Why come back home?
AMARO: It's maybe silly, but it's a patriotic thing. I really, I -- over the years when I was abroad I always knew one day I will come back.
This is actually what we try to -- we dream to achieve, we having a new combination, but in the end people can feel this is Poland on the plate.
NEWTON: And if it's not Polish...
AMARO: Leaves and the relish gets to spice up a little. We don't use any black pepper at all.
NEWTON: No black pepper in the restaurant, OK. And why not?
AMARO: Because it's not Polish.
NEWTON: Chef Amaro's love of country and food comes through with every taste.
AMARO: We'll serve it with chive ice cream.
NEWTON: Chive ice cream. Wow. Oh, and I taste that. Oh, that's amazing.
Of course, Chef Amaro and his Atalier are a rare find. But his contribution to the revival in this country goes beyond the kitchen.
AMARO: You can really feel that. You have this sense of, you know, living in this country there is something booming completely in every aspect of life. And we just want to be part of that and do our job in terms of cuisine and gastronomy. So, it's really an amazing time.
AMARO: Paula Newton, CNN, Warsaw.
CHIOU: And tune in tonight for our half hour special. On the Road: Poland airs at 12:30 am here in Hong Kong, that's 4:30 pm in London.
And that is News Stream. But the news continues right here at CNN. World Business Today is coming up next.