tv Around the World CNN February 25, 2013 12:00pm-1:00pm EST
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i'm suzanne malveaux. >> i'm michael holmes. >> welcome to "around the world," we begin in vatican city. pope benedict xvi's final days in power filling up with a scandal. >> the top cardinal just resigned after four priests accused him of inappropriate acts. and the vatican in damage control mode after reports of network of gay priests at the vatican blackmailed by prostitutes. fidel castro sworn in and announces this is his last go-round. he says he plans to retire in 2018, most likely to put an end of rule by castros. and south africa, another pistorius facing charges in a
woman's death, carl pistorius, the older brother of oscar pistorius, charged with culpable homicide after he was involved in a car axe deputy two years ago. >> they say carl pistorius was driving recklessly. he was to go to trial last week but that's been pushed back to the end of march because of the murder charges against his brother. back to vatican city. where alleged sex scandal and intrigue swirling around the catholic church right now, happening just days before pope benedict xvi is stepping down. >> talk about timing. the pope just issued an order allowing the cardinals who will choose his successor to start their work a little earlier. now they don't have to wait 15 days after he steps down. >> one cardinal who is not going to be there when the conclave starts. that is scotland's cardinal keith o'brien. he has now resigned amid allegations that he abused four men studying to be priests in the 1980s. >> news of his resignation comes a day after a british newspaper
reported on that alleged abuse. our chief international correspondent christiane amanpour joins us from rome. this report was in "the observer," the newspaper, saying one man was a 20-year-old seminarien, cardinal was a spiritual director and inappropriate approaches were made after night prayers. what do you know about the case and what cardinal o'brien is saying? >> reporter: well, look, we know according to published reports there's this case and three other cases. a total of four cases now coming out and accusing cardinal o'brien of inappropriate sexual misconduct. he himself is said to have taken up, obviously, legal counsel. he has, as we've said, resigned but he was resigning months ago. it's just that today pope benedict accepted that resignation. he didn't have to accept it today. it could have been further delayed but he did accept the resignation. and now we've also know, because of statements cardinal o'brien
has posted, he will not come here to rome and take part in the election of the next pope in the conclave. he said that he would want the spotlight not to be on him but on the pope. but what is clear, suzanne and michael, is that, look, the sun is setting tonight on this eternal city. this was meant to be sort of a swan song for pope benedict xvi. four more days in office and every single minute, it seems, one tawdry scandal after another comes to knock the socks off what should be a process of sailing off into the sunset. >> explain this for us. there is a difference. o'brien is accused of, quote, inappropriate acts, this is different than the pedophilia cases and the cover-up around that. can you describe the inappropriate acts? is this something they suspect
of a sexual nature? >> reporter: we don't know the full details. cardinal o'brien denies it. we don't know. if it is a consensual situation, perhaps that is the case, but why would they say it's misconduct? why is it coming up now? why were these allegations not brought up much, much earlier? perhaps that has to do with the fact because of his age, he's 75, he has to resign. about the details, we're not sure. but what we do know in response to the other question, the other part of your question is, that for decades, suzanne, for decades the church has been plagued now by serious crimes. not sins, crimes, of a sexual pedophile scandal by the priests in the catholic church. in the united states this erupted as of 2002 and has touched basically every diocese
in the united states. it came to europe, and pope benedict watched as the scandals spread through the archdiocese here in europe. it's been something to color the catholic church and has really grieved so many roman catholics because of what happened and because of the lack of transparency and the lack of accountability that seems to continue to this day, suzanne. >> all right, thank you very much. being a roman catholic myself, it's painful time and time again to see this is kind of thing happening. this is the latest bombshell. >> exactly. it's been going on for so long. of course, that's just one part of this growing scandal. there is more. investigative journalists in italy have spent months now looking into allegations of wrongdoing at the vatican. >> they say they found evidence of a sorted history involving gay priests being blackmailed by male prostitutes. ben wedeman has details on that angle. >> reporter: it was his last
prayer, pope benedict xvi stressed again that he's not abandoning the church. to the tens of thousands who listened in st. peter's square who had come to show their support, it was a sentimental farewell. to investigative newspaper journalist, who has been delving into alleged wrongdoing at the vatican for the last six months, benedict's words carried much more significance. this doesn't mean to abandon, it means to fight, she says. last sunday he said, we are fighting against the temptations of power. temptation that may have proven too strong for some. she is one of the two journalists who have reported as this headline in her paper says, sex and blackmailed careers are behind benedict resignation. sordid tales of vatican
officials con sorting with male prostitutes. at stake, she contends, is the very integrity of the church. a church governed, she says, by a network of officials, some of whom are compromised by their homosexual activities. compromise, perhaps, to senior levels, says a writer for the news weekly "panorama." he says he believes pope benedict's attempts at reform were stymied every step of the way. in these eight years the pope has repeatedly made calls to stop the divisions, he says, to end the power struggling and to have more transparency, but
these calls weren't heeded. the latest claims flatly denied by the vatican are based on interviews with senior vatican officials. the journalists did not identify. and dozens of other unnamed sources. having struggled with controversy since the beginning of his pontificate, the two italian journalists conclude benedict lost faith in those who were supposed to support him. he decided by himself, says di gregorio, that he decided to resign because he no longer trusted the men around him. benedicts he's not abandoning the church, but according to these accounts, the church may have abandoned him. ben wedeman, cnn, rome. >> we're going to get a different view? before 25 minutes. we're going to talk about the reverend thomas reese, a jesuit priest, and has all the new stories italy are what he calls
creative writing, not journal m journalism. very interesting. >> we'll get his viewpoint, too. plenty of them out there. to havana, cuba, president raul castro has been elected to five more years in office. that's not surprising. but what might be is that he says it's going to be his last time. >> he says he's going to give up power in 2018. raphael romo joins us as well as patrick opman, live in havana. patrick, raul's older brother,fy del fidel castro making a rare appearance. what is his feelings about the end of the castro regime? >> reporter: fidel castro says he supports all the initiative taking place yesterday at cuba's national assembly. it's different from what fidel castro did during his time in power. he didn't have a succession plan in place when he suddenly had to
step down because of illness in 2006. raul castro is taking a very different tactic from his brother. you mentioned, yesterday when we were brought in hours after fidel castro left, came in to see the end of the deliberations and closed door election process that goes on here in cuba, raul castro said he was reluctant, that wasn't a shock but to hear about he's going to step down in five years no matter what and talking about a younger success tore, who's only 52, much less military experience than those in power. he's a very different figure. that can only help. he doesn't have a lot of the negative baggage perhaps other officials who have been in power for decades and decades here. he comes from the provinces and his reputation there was that he got things done. that kind of experience is
soarsoa sorely needed in havana with the economic problems. he'll have five years as first vice president and then we'll see if he will be the first president to succeed the castros here in cuba. >> let's bring in raphael romo now. any official reaction to this? this is literally the end offen era. >> not necessarily official but what the cuban-american is saying, this is just another example of the travesty of democracy the cuban government is. essentially they're saying the castros are paving the way for what will be the new generation of leaders that will have the same ideology, the same political ideology and will ensure that the cuban revolution remains alive. i had an opportunity to speak with a leader of the cuban-american community. he said, and i'm talking about mauricio caron.
he says cuba remains a totalitarian dictatorship where power is concentrated in the hands of the castro brothers. sadly while the world was distracted by castro's spectacle over 100 peaceful pro-democracy activists were violently arrested for gathering in the streets of havana. this morning i gathered information from cuban blogger, for the first time ever now outside cuba, traveling in brazil. she was just given a visa. this is what she said about developments in cuba. she said the original sin of the raul castro government is that he was not elected. he inherited power as if cuba were a family fiefdom. those are very, very strong words. the reaction of -- many of the cubans who for decades have been asking for real democracy in the communist island. >> they don't expect any change, not much change at all? >> no, just paving the way for another continuation.
fidel castro will be 87 years old this year. raul castro is 81. by the time he finishes this term he'll be 86. they know they have to do something to make sure another generation continues their policies and that's exactly what they're dook. >> a lot of cynicism out there about this succession. coming up -- >> south korea making history today. the first woman president taking office. and the movie "argo" won best picture at the academy awards. we'll introduce you to the people the film is fuactually based on. on in 5! [ female announcer ] it works as hard as you do... to outlast your day. [ man ] action! wow! [ female announcer ] secret outlast clear gel is better than the next leading invisible solid on white marks. secret outlast clear gel. you know how painful heartburn can be. for fast, long lasting relief, use doctor recommended gaviscon®. only gaviscon® forms a protective barrier that helps block stomach acid from splashing up- relieving the pain quickly. try fast, long lasting gaviscon®.
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economic pill to swallow. moody's has downgraded the country's credit rating. >> they used to have that prized aaa rating but no more. >> nina is in london to talk about what has happened here. what is the big concern? is it the debt? >> yeah. in one word, it really is here. the uk government has done an awful lot since this coalition government came back to rein in
spending, and scale back the deficit but what we have learned as of last week is that the country isn't managing to cut back on its borrowing as much as quickly as it had hoped. as you said before, moody's, one of the three major credit ratings agency, has taken away that coveted crown of aaa rating. a lot of people are expecting standard & poor's and fitch to follow suit sometime soon. >> when we talk about what it actually means, i mean, there are those certainly in the government saying, yeah, no big deal. it's not going to change how we run the economy. but is that what people are saying there? i mean, what are you hearing? higher interest rates are going to play in here? >> what many economists in london will tell you is that obviously these ratings agencies had given an indication they're already earmarking the uk for a cut because they put it on negative watch. a lot of people will say this es seblly priced in but it leaves a lot in the government with red
faces. not to mention, george osbourne because he consistently sent the message that because he had managed to maintain the aaa rating was a good thing and a sign that obviously he had been doing a good job. but no more. it seems he doesn't have that rating anymore to plug on television, michael. >> yeah. nina, good to see you there in london. the furniture store ikea front and center that has rocked the meat industry. ikea stopped selling swedish meatballs in sweden because they might contain traces of horse meat. >> companies across europe pulling beef products from grocery stores, but meanwhile a pub in london are having a little fun with the scandal. >> selling horse burgers for one week. known for selling exotic meats. in the past they served
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welcome back toe "around the world." here are stories making news right now. south korea has a new leader and for the first time in the country's history it is a woman. >> yes. she is the daughter of a man, however, many considered a dictator. >> reporter: the world may not know much about south korea's first female president, the life of park geun-hye and her family fill the nation's history. born into politics, her father
park chung-hee was described by some as the country's first dictator. he sees a military coup when she was just 9 years old. he ruled south korea with an iron fist for the next 18 years. overseeing huge economic growth as well as human rights abuses. personal tragedy hit park geun-hye while she was studying overseas in 1984. in seoul her mother was shot by a north korean sympathizer. the botched assassination attempt drastically changed the course of park geun-hye's life. she was now de facto first lady. five years later there was another assassination attempt on her father, this time it was successful. his intelligence chief shot him at a dinner party saying he wanted south korea to become a free democrat. it was two decades later before
park geun-hye decided to return to the public spotlight and launch her own political career. and last december as the head of the conservative party, the 61-year-old who never married and doesn't have children, was elected president with an overwhelming majority. one of her major challenges as president will be dealing with north korea. she met the late kim jong-il in 2002 in an attempt to end the bad blood between the two families. park geun-hye says she wants to resume talks with north korea and restart the aid program on the condition pyongyang abandons its nuclear weapons program. but after its third nuclear test, analysts believe kim jong-un isn't interested. >> i think north korea will test her through these provocative acts. i think this nuclear test will be one of many, traditional, nontraditional, military, paramilitary, and even cyber
they'll use everything to see what president park's mettle is, what she is made of. >> reporter: kim jong-un may have found a formidable adversary. park geun-hye with top office in a male-dominated soelt. >> park geun-hye joins a small but elite group of female heads of state around the world. only 18 other female presidents or prime ministers out of almost 200 countries. the most well known are germany's angela merkel and australia's julia gillard but women rule in liberia, argentina and a dozen other countries. that's pretty cool, huh? when is it going to happen here? >> that's up to you. my people have already done that. >> julia. but not very popular. >> you can't vote, though. >> i can vote. yeah, i've got the passport. stick around coming up in "around the world" -- >> the pope's last week before
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welcome back to "around the world." here are top stories right now. pope benedict xvi's final days in power filling up with scandal. >> a top british cardinal just resigned after four priests accused him of inappropriate acts. and the vatican now in damage control mode. that's, of course, after reports of a network of gay priests at the vatican blackmailed by a network of male prostitutes. >> we'll talk to a jesuit priest and the author of "inside the vatic vatican" in a minute. john kerry is in london as part of his first international trip as america's top diplomat. he met with british prime minister david cameron as he introduces himself to some of the main u.s. allies.
>> he's visiting nine countries as part of this 11-day trip. next stop germany. he also called the head of the syrian opposition group today to encourage him to come to the friends of syria meeting in rome. >> wow. the opposition group said on friday it would boycott that meeting because of a lack of support from the international community. >> we are determined that the syrian opposition is not going to be dangling in the wind, wondering where the support is or if it's coming. and we are determined to change the calculation on the ground for president assad. >> in new orleans the federal government and an army of lawyers for oil giant bp are ready to battle it out. a trial getting under way. >> bp wants to limit the civilian penalties it's got to pay for the worst oil spill in u.s. history almost three years ago. billions of dollars are now at stake. now back to the vatican in crisis. pope benedict's final days now
overshadowed by -- you're talking about allegations of abuse, sex, blackmail, prostitutes. >> again. now let's bring in reverend thomas reese, jesuit priest, the author of "inside the vatican." let's talk about this. you say the allegations of vatican corruption, blackmail, gay clergy members, nothing new and unsubstantiated. >> you have to realize these stories all originated in the italian newspapers. and the italian newspapers don't have the same standard of journalistic ethics and procedures that american journalism does. it's more -- italian newspapers are more like the blogosphere. sometimes they get it right. often they get it wrong. so, until these accusations are substantiated and proven, i take them all with a grain of salt.
>> you don't buy this report was actually done and given to the pope? >> well, was a report done? probably. what's in it? i'd like to know myself. but these -- you know, simply accusations and saying what's in it without showing it to us, i just don't accept it until i see it. >> why the -- i know you're giving the benefit of the doubt but i'm wondering why considering the past, the allegations, the sexual abuse involving young boys that you're not a bit more skeptical. there's been a lot of cover-up of previous bad acts. >> well, first of all, we're not talking about the sexual abuse of children here. we're talking about sexual immorali immorality, gay sex, that kind of thing. are there some homosexuals in the vatican curia?
i'm sure there are. are there some people doing inappropriate things? i'm sure there are. to what extent? i don't know. you know, we believe as christians that the catholic church was founded by jesus but it's run by human beings. there's lots of saints. there's lots of sinners in the catholic church. including in the hierarchy. this shouldn't surprise us. but to say that this is a huge thing going on, then you've got to prove it to me. >> reverend, do you have any sense of whether or not the next pope that is selected is -- whether or not there is going to be any kind of requirement for him to deal with this in a more forthcoming way? i being a roman catholic myself, there's a lot of disappointment in the church with how they have handled this. >> i'm more disappointed than you. we did a terrible job in handling this in the past. i think that the sex abuse crisis is the worst thing that's
ever happened to the catholic church. and, you know, we need to get down on our knees and apologize, apologize, apologize to these poor children that were so traumatized and sparred. but i think we also need to recognize that the church is in a much better place today than it was, say, at the beginning of the papacy of john paul ii. one of of the reasons it's in a better place today is because of pope benedict. who as cardinal ratzinger, he didn't get it at the beginning, but he listened and he learned and he pushed and he threw hundreds of priests out -- bad priests out of the priesthood. so the church is in a much better position today. mostly due to pope benedict than it was in the past. >> yeah, a lot of -- great to get your thoughts. a lot of people, of course, would disagree and still a lot of angst and a lot of people who say that the pontiff was stymied at attempts for reform. we will see what happens the next time around.
we do appreciate your thoughts. reverend thomas reese, jesuit priest. thanks for your time today. the last week and a half we have heard blt murder allegations against oscar pistorius, but he is not the only family member who's now in trouble. >> carl pistorius is facing homicide charges. all about a traffic accident. we'll have that story coming up. so...how'd it go? well, dad, i spent my childhood living with monks learning the art of dealmaking. you've mastered monkey-style kung fu? no. priceline is different now. you don't even have to bid. master hahn taught you all that? oh, and he says to say (translated from cantonese) "you still owe him five bucks." your accent needs a little work.
welcome back to "around the world." in south africa there is some confusion over the next step for oscar pistorius. >> the olympic star accused of murder. everyone expected him to show up at a local police station as part of his bail conditions. the media were there. they were waiting. but no show. >> representative for the court said that reporting to police was actually not written down as part of his final approval for bail.
but there are reports he did check in with other authorities today. >> went into a courthouse, apparently. >> a lot of people were waiting. they just all went home. >> he didn't show up. apparently thought it had been written down and when they went back and checked, it hadn't been. >> but another pistorius who is facing charges in a woman's death. this is carl pistorius. he's the older brother of oscar pistorius, now charged with culpable homicide. this is two years after he was involved in this car accident. >> prosecutors say carl pistorius had been driving recklessly. he was scheduled to go to trial last week but that had been pushed back to the end of march because of the murder charges against his brother. >> one of the conditions of oscar pistorius' bail is that he can't go back home because it's a crime scene, obviously, so he's staying with an uncle who lives in a suburb of pretoria. nic robertson is taking a look at what it's like for him, life
after bail and after, you know, this is a country that's really divided over this whole thing. >> it is. >> reporter: it has come to this, parole officers checking up on oscar pistorius behind the high walls and wrought iron gates of his uncle's secured mansion, banned from his own home, which is the crime scene. life for the man known as blade runner forever changed. his girlfriend, reeva, the one pistorius told friends he might marry, dead and adoration from his country divided. >> i think unfair. the man -- we don't know if it's guilty or not. and to trial him now, it's not really fair. >> it's shocking to think that despite of all the evidence that is mounted up against him, he still managed to get bail. >> reporter: steamkanp's family appeared disappointed at the outcome, too.
>> not sure what to feel in the case. they just want to know the truth and whatever happens, it's not going to bring reeva back, you know. they just want justice and the truth. >> reporter: her father more outspoken. quoted in the african newspaper saying, it doesn't matter how rich he, pistorius is, and how good his legal team is. he needs to live with himself if he gets his legal team to lie for him. he'll have to live with his conscience. but if he is telling the truth, i may forgive him one day. but if it didn't happen as he described it, he should suffer. and he will suffer. only he knows. in the affluent pretoria suburb that is pistorius's home for now, his uncle issued this statement. what happened has changed our lives irrevocably saying it has drawn the family closer together. adding, we are acutingly aware of the fact that this is only the beginning of a long road to prove that as we know oscar
never intended to harm reeva let alone cause her death. both families say they want justice. it will be a long wait. pistorius' next court appearance is june 4 9 and likely his trial many, many more months after that. possibly as late as next year. nic robertson, cnn, johannesburg, south africa. >> this was a -- this was one we actually watched, right? the one movie we both saw. big winner at the oscars last night, "argo," based on a true story. >> yeah, based on it. it's about the rescue of six americans from tehran. now the people who really lived through that hell are going to tell us what it was like. you know how painful heartburn can be. for fast, long lasting relief, use doctor recommended gaviscon®. only gaviscon® forms a protective barrier that helps block stomach acid from splashing up- relieving the pain quickly. try fast, long lasting gaviscon®. relieving the pain quickly. dad: you excited for youyeah.st day?
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americans who elude capture during the iranian revolution. >> i have an idea. canadian movie crew. we all fly out as a movie crew. >> reporter: that scienmovie is called "argo." these are the really embassy workers on which the film is based. what was your first thought when you saw it? >> it was more exciting than the real thing. >> reporter: bob anders, lee shauts, kathleen stafford, five of the six. the first time they've all sat down together for a tv interview. the only one who couldn't be with us is kathleen's husband, joe, currently working for the state department in the sudan. these were the actors who played you. what do you think? >> sure looks like joe. >> yeah. >> even got his little sweaters right. he used to wear these sleeveless sweater vests. that's him. >> reporter: they took me back to the day, november 4, 1979,
when iranian students climbed the wall and stormed the u.s. embassy. what went through your mind? >> this will only last for a little while because the government will come and stop this. and i just tried to keep my staff kind of calm and collected. >> i remember calling my mother after about the first 24, 48 hours and said, don't worry, you'll see some things on the news but i'm safe and i'll call you in a few days. of course i didn't call back for three months. >> reporter: 79 days they hid from iranians in the home of canadian diplomats and came to be known as house guests. >> people would come to the house, we would go upstairs and hide. at one point there were revolutionary guards posted outside the door. >> reporter: then on january 27 -- 26 9, 1980. >> there's a knock on the door. i open the door. there's two guys standing there in trench coats. and i said, really? trench coats? >> have you gotten people out this way before? >> no. this is what i do.
and i've never left anyone behind. >> tony's a very charming guy. very convincing. >> reporter: did you trust him? >> we didn't have a whole lot of choice. i think if we had said, no thanks, send in another infiltration expert. >> you really believe your little story's going to make a difference when there's a gun to our heads? >> i think my little story is the only thing between you and a gun to your head. >> reporter: movie spoiler alert -- it worked. once they cleared iranian air space -- >> we ordered drinks. i'm sure people on the planes were wondering why there were these arms that went up as we made eye contact because we were sitting in different places, but we knew why. >> reporter: alina cho, cnn, washington. >> it was such a great movie. >> great movie. good fun and lots of bell bottoms and funny mustaches. >> i would like to see you back in the day. >> oh, boy. >> have you to bring this a photo. >> iran and u.s. also have a
tense relationship up to this day. the bad blood not necessarily, however, extending into the sports world. >> no, no. a little wrestling match. we have a match here that turns into a bit of a bonding experience. chances are, you're not made of money, so don't overpay for motorcycle insurance. geico, see how much you could save. gives you 1% cash back on all purchases, plus a 50% annual bonus. and everyone likes 50% more... [ midwestern/chicago accent ] cheddar! yeah! 50 percent more [yodeling] yodel-ay-ee-oo. 50% more flash. [ southern accent ] 50 percent more taters. that's where tots come from. [ male announcer ] the capital one cash rewards card gives you 1% cash back on every purchase
government, the u.s. and iran taking their battle to the net then the mat literally. >> iran hosting the wrestling world cup. >> reporter: at tehran's arena under the gaze of iran's supreme leader, the showdown fans were waiting forks iran taking on the u.s. two countries whose governments are bitter rivals, locking horns in the wrestling world cup. the atmosphere is electric here. but here's what's remarkable, despite the fierce competition on the mat, there's no sign of bad blood between iranians and americans. here's how you know, right after their own wrestlers, these iranian fans are cheering now for this man, american gold medal winner jordan burrows.
>> it was pretty cool. every time i step out there, every time they see me, they're excited to see me, screaming my name. >> reporter: boroughs dominates his match but in the end, team iran is king. final score, iran, 6, u.s., 1. after each match a show of mutual respect, something washington and tehran have rarely shown since 1980 when they broke off diplomatic ties. what you're looking at is iranian fans chasing after jordan like he's a rock star in the entire usa team as they get on the bus. all these guys just love jordan. they love the fact that the american team is here. this is the power of sports. look at this. >> i love you. >> reporter: there is little love in the u.s. for the iranian government. in a gallup poll last year, one in three americans said iran is enemy number one.
iran is still viewed by at lot of americans as a dangerous place. >> sure. >> reporter: does that message match with what you see here and all the love you guys get? >> no. i tell you, athletes, right, we work, we train today and it enables us to engage with each other. >> reporter: this was team usa's tenth visit to iran. each visit stirs speculation that sport might help build bridges between the two countries. >> when we got here, they had their arms wide open to our wrestling program and to americans because they realize that it's a better world with us together. >> if wrestlers can get together, anyone can get together. >> reporter: so far the exception to that wrestler's rule has been washington and tehran. during our visit to tehran, the iranian government's deep-seeded suspicion for international media was evident. a few hours into our scoot, security officials confiscated
our videotape and erased interviews with wrestlers saying we were not allowed to ask questions about politics. we did the interviews over. it's a reminder that u.s./iranian relationships remain very complicated. >> you've got to give it to rchltd reeza, the tapes are confiscated, erased, does he it all over again. >> we sent him to tehran, you better come back with a story. cnn has contacted officials about those tapes, the erasing of the video. but sport transcends politics. >> absolutely up. see it in the olympics. iran, amazing. >> you should let them sort it out. >> absolutely. this is something you don't see every day. a car crashing into the roof of a house. that is right, the roof. we'll explain how that happened. r clients trade and invest their own way.
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okay. this is kind of weird and gross. >> it is weird and gross. a sock that sold for thousands of dollars. it's not just used. it's not even clean. >> a collector paid more than 92 grand for this bloody sock boston pitcher curt schilling wore during game two of the 2004 world series. >> it's blood. it was one of baseball history's most important moments, though. why? because it was the breaking of th