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KRISTIE LU STOUT, HOST: I'm Kristie Lu Stout in Hong Kong. And welcome to News Stream on the day after the World Cup final.
Now Mario Gotze's brilliant late strike wins Germany's fourth World Cup, the first European team to win in South America.
Now no end to the violence between Israel and Hamas militants. Israel warns those in northern Gaza to leave their homes, but where can they go?
And a star of the Chinese media has been detained. We'll look at what has happened to Rui Chenggang.
Now for the first time as unified nation, Germany have won the World Cup. And Germans across the country celebrated their 1-0 win over
Argentina. Now they are the first European team to ever win the World Cup in South America. It is also Germany's fourth World Cup, but the first
three were won by West Germany.
Now let's show you how it all happened.
Now Argentina had a great chance when a mistake sent Gonzalo Higuain through on goal, but the stuffed his shot wide. Higuain thought he'd
scored minutes later, but the goal was disallowed for offside.
Now Germany almost took the lead at the end of the first half when this header crashed off the post. And then the unbelievable, Lio Messi
finds himself through on goal, but incredibly manages to shoot wide.
All those misses meant that the game, it was goalless.
Then it went to extra time. And that was when Germany struck. Now, Mario Gotze's brilliant touch and shot, it finally beat Argentina's
goalkeeper, giving Germany a lead that they would not surrender.
Now it was the first time Argentina had gone behind at this World Cup. In seven matches they trailed for a total of about seven minutes, but they
could not come back at the end.
Now, let's get more now on Germany's victory. Amanda Davies joins us now live from Rio. And Amanda, how did they do it?
AMANDA DAVIES, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Oh, Kristie, I want to firstly say how did you get a much bigger World Cup than me? Look, this
is all I can find from my six weeks here in Brazil and you've managed to get a full-sized one.
LU STOUT: Here it is. Right here. We got it at a local restaurant here in Hong Kong. It's on loan. It is as heavy as it looks. So I'm
going to put it down. Holding is up with only one hand right now. My biceps getting a workout.
Sorry, go on Amanda.
DAVIES: Players -- now players play their whole lives to get their hands on it and you've managed to pick one up at a local restaurant. Well
No, Germany undoubtedly the team of the tournament. Well deserved winners, not just yesterday, but over the last six weeks.
Joachim Low put in place the most incredibly disciplined well grilled creative side. Bastian Schweinsteiger was immense on the pitch. Manual
Neuer marshaling the back line. So Germany in the end go home having scored more goals than any other team in this tournament. They've kept
more clean sheets than any other team.
Argentina didn't take their chances, that's really where they missed out. Messi wasn't on the top of his game, those around him weren't either.
So I think deservedly Germany won yesterday, the goal from Gotze very much a final flourish from what has been a fantastic tournament.
But just to get to this point, Germany had a really tough task. They were in that Group G, the group of death as it was known, where -- which
saw the teams traveling the length, breadth and width of Brazil. They beat Portugal, they beat France, they of course put in that unforgettable 7-1
victory over Brazil as well, the hosts to get to this point.
And their slogan, Kristie, had been ready like never before. After so many near misses in recent times and tournaments -- they were runners up in
2002, then they got knocked out in the semifinals at 2006 and 2010. This finally was the tournament where all the pieces of the jigsaw clicked into
LU STOUT: Yeah, it's been called a very, very deserved and worthy win for Germany. Can Germany, the team as it is today, can Germany continue to
dominate in football for a few years, or some time to come?
DAVIES: Yeah, I think absolutely without doubt. And there's a lot of lessons that different countries around the world can learn from how
Germany have approached this. All these players that we're talking about - - Mueller, and Toni Kroos, and Gotze and Schurrle. They're all under 25 years of age. And this system that we're seeing in place now dates back to
an embarrassment for Germany at Euro 2004 when they were knocked out in the group stages. They knew they were hosting the World Cup in 2006. That was
too short a time period for them.
But the whole country invested in a national system from the club level to the academies to the national bodies, they said this is our aim,
this is how we're going to play. Everybody invested in the same direction.
And of course Joachim Low, he took over from Jurgen Klinsmann, and that itself was a progression. And Low is now in charge of this team. He
has a contract until 2016.
And you wouldn't put it past this German outfit doing what Spain have done for the last couple of European Championships and the World Cup. And
of course we could see these players only in their early 20s, we could see at least another two World Cups from them in the next few years, Kristie.
LU STOUT: Oh, well a big congrats to Germany. And also a big thank you to you and your team for fantastic coverage throughout.
Amanda Davies joining us live, thank you.
Now let's follow up on what Amanda was saying about Germany's young team. Now about a decade ago, the German football -- German football in
general was in a pretty dark place. They had just crashed out of the European Championships at the group stage for the second tournament
And while they'd reached the World Cup final in 2002, it was seen as an improbable run in a tournament full of upsets. But the Germans were
already in the middle of rebuilding. Every club in Germany's top two divisions were ordered to build these youth academies and national football
centers were built to provide coaching for children between the ages of 10 and 17.
And German citizenship laws, they were relaxed, meaning that the current team boasts players of Polish, Turkish and Tunisian descent, among
Now the result, the World Cup is going back to Germany. And we'll check out the scene there throughout the day right here on CNN. But first
I want to show you how they reacted last night.
Now here is Christina MacFarlane in Berlin with thousands of happy fans.
CHRISTINA MACFARLANE, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: They came in their hundreds of thousands to see their team make history here tonight and
MACFARLANE: ...20 minutes of very tense football. It was Gotze who fired home the winner and Germany became the 2014 World Cup champions.
It's been 24 years since they won their last World Cup and they do so now as a first -- for the first time as a united Germany.
The fans here have come from all over Germany, not just from Brazil, to be here. The bars, we're told, are going to be open all night tonight.
And it's going to be one hell of a party here in Berlin into the early hours.
Christina MacFarlane, CNN...
LU STOUT: Great scenes there.
Now just before Sunday's match got underway, a small group of anti- World Cup protesters clashed with police near the Maracana Stadium. At least two demonstrators and two police were injured during the
confrontation. Now police used tear gas to disperse the group.
Now last year, a police crack down against students ignited a protest movement that drew more than one million Brazilians to the streets in the
run-up to the World Cup.
But throughout the tournament the large-scale demonstrations authorities had feared never materialized.
You're watching News Stream. Still to come, Israel tells thousands of Palestinians in Gaza to leave their homes as Israeli air strikes continue
to hit at Hamas targets. We take a closer look at the escalating conflict after the break.
And later, more than two years since it ran aground, the Coast Concordia has been raised. A major recovery operation is indeed underway
Plus, one of China's most popular and known TV presenters is pulled out of the anchor chair just moments before going live. We take a look at
why police arrested the CCTV personality. That a little bit later in the program.
LU STOUT: Welcome back. You're watching News Stream. And we'll have much more on the World Cup a little bit later in the program.
But now, let's turn to events in the Middle East. Now the violence between Israel and Hamas militants shows no sign of letting up. Israel
says it is looking into reports that its security forces shot and killed a Palestinian man during clashes in the West Bank. Now Palestinian health
officials say that over the past week Israeli air strikes have kill more than 170 Palestinians and have injured 1200 more.
The United Nations says 70 percent of the fatalities were civilians.
Now over the weekend, the Israeli military dropped leaflets warning residents to leave north Gaza ahead of a fresh round of air strikes, but
Hamas, the Islamist group that governs Gaza told its people to stay put.
Our senior international correspondent Ben Wedeman has more.
BEN WEDEMAN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): The clock is ticking. It's time to go. Israel ordered the inhabitants of this area in
northern Gaza to leave by 2:00 p.m. Sunday. Hamas told them to stay put.
"I don't answer to them," says Ahmed, "I do what's best for us." He is sending his family to safer ground in Gaza City, relatively safer, that is,
although he will stay behind. Luckily, he caught a taxi to take them away and not a moment too soon.
These children have heard the crash of shelling and airstrikes for days now. But it still terrifies them. This is the third time in the last
five years, Ahmed's family has had to flee their home.
(on camera): Like almost everybody in this area, we're leaving, too. It's dangerous. There's shelling there.
There's some people staying behind basically to guard their houses. But as the men back there told me, 80 percent of the people in this area
have already left and at this time, the deadline to leave ends in 35 minutes.
(voice-over): On the drive into Gaza City, empty streets and rubble from the Israeli airstrikes. By taxi or mostly by foot, the people fleeing
the north are heading to United Nations' schools, more than 1,000 in this school alone. Food has yet to be provided. The only source of sustenance, a
Um Jamaa and her family of 15 fled their home at 2:00 in the morning.
"We told the kids, get up, get up," she tells me. "We walked all the way here. This baby needs milk, but we don't have any. We have nothing. Not
There's little to do here but wait until the fighting stops and they can go back to their homes, if they're still there.
Ben Wedeman, CNN, Gaza City.
LU STOUT: Now since the violence broke out last week, Israeli authorities say Hamas militants have fired nearly 1,000 rockets from Gaza.
But so far it's only Israeli airstrikes on Gaza that have proven to be fatal.
Now Karl Penhaul is live from Gaza City with the latest. He joins me on the line.
And Karl, civilians in Gaza, they're really bearing the brunt of this violence. What is the latest on the human toll and the humanitarian
KARL PENHAUL, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: They certainly are bearing the brunt of this, Kristie, yes, we know now from Palestinian
health ministry officials, more than 170 people have been killed and more than 1,000 wounded since the Israeli air offensive began on Gaza a week ago
now. And according to United Nations officials between 70 and 80 percent of the casualties have been (inaudible).
So international aid organizations as well as the United Nations will be keeping their eyes on that carefully. Remember, when Israel and Hamas
have fought in the past both in 2012 and also in 2008, 2009 the UN came out in subsequent reports saying both sides committed war crimes in the course
of that fighting, but in both cases blamed Israel very heavily for what the UN called disproportionate use of force.
Now so far in terms of the assessment of how badly the civilian population have been affected by this offensive, we have any real reaction
from Israel about this assessment, but we've been watching the Gaza skyline all through this morning and certainly no sign of a let up in the fighting.
We've seen repeated Israeli air strikes on positions across Gaza. And we've also seen multiple vapor trails right into the air as militants from
Hamas or Islamic Jihad fire off more rockets to Israel.
And in an interesting development in just the last few moments before we came to air, we've received a statement from the al Qassam Brigade,
that's the military wing of Hamas. And they are now using unmanned aerial drones in this fight against Israel. They say that their drone is called
the Ababil 1, that's named after a sacred bird that was once said to guard the holy city of Mecca. And they say that those drones are equipped for
surveillance or combat.
And this morning, Israel military said that they shot down one of these drones about 30 kilometers north of Gaza as it flew along the coast
by the sea of Ashdod. That drone was successfully shot down by a PATRIOT missile. So certainly a sign that Hamas has been used in the time since
the November 2012 conflict to invest in new tactics and new technology to step up the fight against Israel, Kristie.
LU STOUT: Interesting development there. Palestinian drones now being used in this conflict.
Now Karl, on the diplomatic front, is there any progress to help negotiate or bring about an end to all this violence?
PENHAUL: I think in practical terms no, Kristie, the diplomats argue on that front. They might say that they're making phone calls, that
they're making appeals, but this is still very early on in the diplomatic space.
Remember, back in November 2012 there was a diplomatic intervention. And that did bring about a ceasefire in the confrontation between Hamas and
Israel before Israel proceeded to a ground invasion, but that was largely due to the Egyptian government at that time in the hands of President
Mohamed Morsy, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, allied, remember to Hamas.
But the political situation in Egypt has dramatically changed. Now the government in the hands of President el-Sisi after a coup against
Mohamed Morsy. So we're seeing no push from Egypt to kind of broker this kind of ceasefire once again.
And what we're hearing from Israel, we've heard comments from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after cabinet meetings Sunday that he
says all means necessary are on the table to try and crush Hamas's rocket firing capabilities. They are still leaving on the table the possibility
of a ground invasion. That is we saw back in 2008, back in 2009 and that is what also ratched up the confrontation and caused mass civilian
casualties as well.
But as I say, all signs this morning that the air war, air strikes and rocket attacks are continuing at pace and very little sign that any
diplomatic efforts have got a head of steam so far, Kristie.
LU STOUT: All right, Karl Penhaul reporting live on the line from Gaza City, thank you Karl.
Now two-and-a-half years after it ran aground off Italy, the wrecked Costa Concordia is floating again.
Now the trick now is to keep intact. We'll have the latest on this delicate operation next.
LU STOUT: Welcome back.
Now salvage crews in Italy have managed to raise the Costa Concordia. It is the first step in one of the most complex shipwreck recovery efforts
ever. Now the cruise ship capsized near Italy's Giglio Island back in 2012. 32 people were killed. One of the victims has never been found.
Investigators say that could change now that the ship has been raised to be towed to shore.
Now CNN's Erin McLaughlin is following all of the developments from our bureau in London. She joins us now.
And Erin, again the Costa Concordia is finally afloat.
ERIN MCLAUGHLIN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: That's right, Kristie. Officials this morning saying that everything is going according
to plan after two-and-a-half years of intense preparation, the Costa Corcondia is finally floating.
Now for the past 10 months, engineers have been hard at work trying to fix giant metal boxes, about 15, on each side of the vessel. And this
morning in the small hours of this morning, they began to pump compressed air into those boxes at first only lifting the vessel about two meters off
of enormous under water steel platforms. And now over the next hour or so we understand they're in the process of shifting the entire cruiseliner,
around 30 meters, to the east.
And this is an incredibly risky procedure, because it is entirely possible that the bottom of that vessel that had been resting on those
steel platforms could completely give way creating a whole new set of problems.
So once they've successfully shifted the vessel east, that's when a team of divers will go down with cables and chains and try and reinforce
that very vulnerable underbelly. That process could take a few days. At that point, they'll then again start to pump those boxes full of compressed
air, lifting the Costa Concordia up deck by deck until it's finally ready to be towed away to the Italian port of Genoa to be dismantled -- Kristie.
LU STOUT: With the wreck ship now afloat, the ship -- the shipwreck can now be dismantled at that port in Genoa, but will investigators there
at the scene will they finally be able to find and locate one of the victims who was never found?
MCLAUGHLIN: That certainly is the hope, Kristie, the body of 33-year- old Rosso Rubello (ph) has never been found. He was a waiter on board the Costa Concordia that fateful night. He was last seen at the stern of the
ship trying to help passengers board lifeboats. They said his remains have never been found. His brother, Kevin, posting on Facebook a prayer that
they'll finally find his body once the Costa Concordia has been towed away.
It's important to remember that this is a somber occasion for the families of those 32 victims that perished that night -- Kristie.
LU STOUT: Yes, this recovery effort remains a huge and very delicate challenge.
Erin McLaughlin reporting live from CNN London. Thank you.
You're watching News Stream. Still to come, got more on Germany's World Cup win. And we'll take a look at how the tournament played out on
social media around the world.
And we know that they lost on the pitch, but how did Brazil do as host? Our World Cup report card when we come back.
LU STOUT: I'm Kristie Lu Stout in Hong Kong. You're watching News Stream and these are your world headlines.
Now Germany are celebrating their first World Cup win in 24 years and a repeat of the 1990 final where the Germany side triumphed over Argentina.
Mario Gotze scored the game's only goal with just seven minutes of extra time remaining. It is the first time a European country has won the World
Cup on South American soil.
Activists says a Palestinian man in the West Bank is among the latest fatalities in the wave of violence that broke out several days ago.
Now Palestinian officials say that more than 170 people in Gaza have been killed by Israel's air strike campaign. There have been injuries, but
not deaths in Israel where authorities say Hamas militants have fired nearly 1,000 rockets from Gaza.
Now salvage crews in Italy have pumped air into containers attached to the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship and have managed to raise it. Now
the ship ran aground in 2012 killing 32 people. And officials say now that the ship is afloat -- now you're looking at live pictures on your screen --
they hope to locate the remains of the only victim that hasn't been found.
Now Citigruop is writing a $7 billion check to settle claims that it sold bad mortgage backed securities that plummeted in value when the
financial crisis hit. Now it is a deal that has been months in the making and it means that Citigroup avoids a civil lawsuit from the U.S. Department
Now Brazil crashed out of the World Cup earlier than expected in that spectacular defeat to Germany. That led to some criticism. But the host
country's performance off the pitch was also the subject of criticism in the lead up to the games.
Now we'll have a closer look at the tournament that was.
Shasta Darlington joins us live. And Shasta, as World Cup hosts, how did Brazil do?
SHASTA DARLINGTON, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Kristie, I think we can say Brazil is basically is sighing with relief today. Not only did
their archrival Argentina not beat Germany, but they're also pleased with the way this World Cup turned out. On the one hand, their team was
supposed to do well, but they were bracing for what could have been chaotic or even a disastrous World Cup. And in fact, it was just the opposite.
DARLINGTON: From the Amazon to Rio de Janeiro ecstatic fans. Despite last minute stadiums, predictions of angry protests and transportation
chaos, Brazil pulled it off and fans from around the world enjoyed more than just good football. Everywhere they went, big-hearted Brazilians made
them feel not only welcome, but loved.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: If they hadn't chosen the Amazon region for one of the matches, I just think it would have been unfair. This was such a boon
to them. And they've been responding in the most unbelievably welcoming of fashion. It's been one of the richest experiences I think I'll ever have.
DARLINGTON: Many airport expansions weren't finished, but flights were largely on schedule.
That doesn't mean there weren't some very serious problems.
Two people were killed in Belo Horizonte when an overpass collapsed, part of a World Cup transportation project that wasn't finished on time.
The toll could have been higher if it were game day.
In Rio, fans breached the security around Maracana stadium on more than one occasion, smashing into the press center.
And there's skill the question of what will happen to the multimillion stadiums built in cities like Menaus without any real football tradition.
But let's face it, Brazil and the world were bracing for much worse.
President Dilma Rousseff talked to CNN's Christiane Amanpour.
DILMA ROUSSEFF, PRESIDENT OF BRAZIL (through translator): The fact is that Brazil has organized and staged a World Cup, which I do believe is one
of the best World Cups. And that is largely due to the Brazilian people and their ability to offer and extend hospitality and welcome supporters
from all over the world.
DARLINGTON: All of which could bode well for the 2016 Olympics to be held in Rio de Janeiro.
The venues are notoriously behind schedule and transportation links barely begun.
DARLINGTON: Now the real question will be how people are going to be moved around this chaotic city. Obviously, the World Cup was played out in
12 different cities, so air transportation was crucial. Now, Rio de Janeiro is still building the subways, the roads, the bus corridors that
are going to link the different venues, which also happen to be under construction and in fact one Olympic official called these the worst
preparations in his experience.
But I think if we looked at the World Cup, we see that they did pull it together. It was a very last minute -- but maybe we'll be cutting
Brazil, or at least Rio de Janeiro a bit of slack going forward, Kristie.
LU STOUT: So at the end of the day Brazil did pull it off.
Shasta Darlington reporting live. And thank you very much indeed for your reporting the last six weeks. And of course even before that as well.
Shasta, take care.
Now it shouldn't come as a surprise that the World Cup final was a big hit on social media. Here's a map showing where people talked about the
match online. Just look at how many tweet came from Indonesia.
Now remember the final it took place in the middle of the night in Asia. At the final whistle, Twitter set a record for most tweets per
minute. In total, there were 32 million tweets about the final, which was not a record. Germany's 7-1 annihilation of Brazil still holds that
record. There were over 35 million tweets about that lopsided match.
Now it was a heartbreaking loss for Argentina, the first time that they went behind in the whole tournament was seven minutes from the end of
Sunday's match. Isa Soares filed this report from Buenos Aires where many fans were keeping their heads held high.
ISA SOARES, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: They're still celebrating despite losing in the last nine minutes. People here out in
the thousands to show their support for their team. Many telling me despite that last -- that goal in the last minutes, they're still proud of
their team. Take a listen.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE (through translator): We'll be welcoming them with open arms. It's not the end of the world. There will be a next one. We
have a very good team. And I didn't think we would go that far.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE (through translator): I'm disappointed over the penalty that wasn't given. I'm disappointed in Messi. I thought he would
give us more and he didn't. He's not Diego Maradona.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I'm proud. Look at the people. Look at the people. It's like, I don't know, a special visit. Thank you.
SOARES: Fans here tell me they're proud of their team, they're proud of what they have achieved, they're proud of the fact they have come so far
the first time 24 years they have made it to a World Cup final. Argentinians are proud today. And tomorrow I've been told they'll be out
in force to welcome the team that they are calling heroes.
Isa Soares, CNN, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
LU STOUT: As you heard from Argentina fans, some are saying that losing the World Cup final has harmed Messi's case as one of the greatest
football players of all-time. Now it certainly means that he failed to match his idol, Diego Maradona carried Argentina to the 1986 World Cup and
beating West Germany in the final.
But in the wake of defeat, it is worth remembering just how good Messi really is. Now Messi has won the Ballon d'Or four times. Nobody else has
won the award for world's best player more than three times.
Messi holds the record for most goals scored in a season. He once scored an astonishing 73 goals in 60 games.
And he was named player of the tournament at this World Cup. Now Messi actually created more chances than any other player at this World
Cup. He may not have won the tournament, but his feats are considerable.
Now we'll have much more in the World Cup a little bit later in the show, but now to China. Now police have detained TV anchor Rui Changgang.
Now his detention is the latest twist in the high profile anti-corruption campaign that's been widening in China. David McKenzie has the story.
DAVID MCKENZIE, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: On China's most popular business show Friday there was one major thing missing -- its star
male anchor, just an empty chair.
Controversial anchor Rui Changgang is known for fast cars and big interviews, but he was taken away on corruption allegations by
investigators right before air.
Dubbed a shameless self-promoter, Rui has never missed an opportunity for publicity. Here he is a few years back on the Daily Show.
RUI CHANGGANG, CCTV ANCHOR: We have probably 200 million to 400 million viewers.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: 200 million to 400 million?
MCKENZIE: Unashamedly pro-China, he helped kick Starbucks out of the Forbidden City and likes to bait senior U.S. diplomats.
CHANGGANG: Asking Ambassador Locke you flew coach from Beijing to Daoyen (ph), was that a reminder that U.S. still owes China money?
MCKENZIE: Even taking on President Obama.
CHANGGANG: Unfortunately, (inaudible) President Obama on actually Chinese. But, I think I get to represent the entire Asia.
MCKENZIE: With two popular memoirs and more than 10 million social media followers, he's the most popular personality on China Central
Television. He earlier denied he's being investigated.
Senior executives at CCTV, an arm of the Communist Party government have already been detained by investigators. The party says no one is
immune in their anti-corruption crackdown.
Even one of China's best known TV personalities. Rui was known as the new face of China. For now, he won't be getting much facetime at all.
David McKenzie, CNN, Beijing.
LU STOUT: Now still to come right here on News Stream, how astronauts prepare for their first steps in space by plunging into a pool.
LU STOUT: Coming to you live from Hong Kong, you're back watching News Stream.
Now walking in space is not as easy as putting one foot in front of the other takes practice. And that practice has to be done right here on
In this week's Art of Movement, we see how going under water is the perfect way to prepare for a voyage into space.
BECKY ANDERSON, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Weightless and free from the law of gravity, walking in space is a dangerous dance. Teetering
on the edge of a dark abyss requires every movement to be deliberate, precise and carefully planned. So every space walk starts here at NASA's
neutral buoyancy laboratory in Houston, Texas.
The pool is about 61 meters long, 31 meters wide, 12 meters deep, it's got more than 22 million liters of water and contains a full scale mockup
of the International Space Station down to every last bolt. This allows each training session to mimic future missions as closely as possible.
DOUGLAS WHEELOCK, NASA: We know specific tasks that these space walkers will do a couple of months down the road. So we can practice those
tasks. It makes it very, very comforting, because when you get to space you realize when you go to open that hatch it's really -- you're not going to
encounter anything out there that you haven't probably seen in the pool.
ANDERSON: Astronauts Douglas Wheelock and Jennette Eps (ph) are practicing working with a pump module. They have the same tools and the
same suits that they'd be using in space, but the biggest difference is, is that they won't be weightless.
WHEELOCK: Unfortunately, we don't have a room where we can turn off the gravity and here and float around and practice spacewalks. So we do
that by getting neutrally buoyant.
ANDERSON: Neutral buoyancy makes the astronauts feel like they are hovering. And since they're still feeling the weight of gravity, it's a way
to condition their movements for when they get to space.
WHEELOCK: In here it feels like for six hours you're lifting weights, that's what it feels like. But when you get to space and you do it in a
vacuum it's just kind of dancing on your fingertips. It's really pretty amazing.
ANDERSON: On average, astronauts have to spend six hours in the pool for every hour spent in space.
CHRISTOPHER CASSIDY, NASA: Well, I think we've gotten more and more comfortable with doing it. It's still a really, really risky thing and
there's a lot that can go wrong whenever you do a spacewalk.
And in the beginning of the era, it was go outside and come back in safely, that was the task. Now, we've evolved to basically complex
construction and assembly of boxes that were not in some cases meant to be manipulated and handled outside in a spacesuit.
ANDERSON: With continued practice and technological advancements, they'll move ever closer to perfecting the art of movement in space.
LU STOUT: As incredible as that was, when it comes to the art of movement it's hard to beat this moment of skill from Mario Gotze. We'll
have more on Germany's victory in just a few minutes. Stick around.
LU STOUT: I've been eyeing only a replica there, but we'll have more on the World Cup in a few minutes, but first it's time now for the global
weather forecast. The Philippines is bracing for a typhoon. Let's get the latest now with Mari Ramos. She's standing by from the World Weather
Center -- Mari.
MARI RAMOS, CNN SPORTS CORRESPONDENT: Hello, Kristie. Welcome back. Let's go ahead and take a look over here at the satellite image for Typhoon
Rammasun. The local name in the Philippines is Glenda, but the international name is Rammasun and that's the name that you see right
The storm continues to track toward the west. And you can see on the satellite right there you begin to see a little bit of an eye formation
starting to appear. That's an indication that the storm could be strengthening. That means you can see it's a large storm system. And the
outer bands are already -- even though the center is still about a day away from even reaching land, you can see from the satellite perspective that
those outer bands of the storm are already affecting portions of the Philippines.
So overnight tonight, we're going to get some very heavy rain at times as the storm continues to approach. And you can even see it here across
northern parts of Luzon, including in Manila, by the way, you can expect some very heavy rain.
The winds are 120 kilometers per hour.
I was thinking about this. And you've got to remember that even though this is a minimal typhoon, there are some very vulnerable areas
here, very vulnerable housing across the Philippines that could really see a lot of damage from winds at 120 kilometers per hour. I'm particularly
concerned about the areas near Tacloban, for example. Those people are still in many cases living in temporary shelters. That is no match for the
wind that we could see here. So that is still a big concern.
As the storm crosses this area, it should weaken as it interacts with land. So I don't think the winds are going to be as big of a factor as we
move into other areas, even though these are densely populated areas here across the central and northern Philippines, then it moves back out into
sea and probably intensifies again as a typhoon. And there's a large margin of error from Hong Kong all the way down to Danang. So all these
areas need to monitor the progress of this very dangerous storm.
But, back to the Philippines, I think the main concern here is going to be rain. Wind is a concern, but rain is the main problem.
Look at Lagaspi, almost 360 millimeters of rain over the next couple of days, that's the forecast. And Daet similar situation. Batangas over
360 millimeters of rain. And even into metro Manila, 130 millimeters of rain is quite significant. So you have the flooding problem here, but also
the threat for mudslides, very hilly terrain that we're talking about, so that's going to be a big, big concern as the storm continues to approach
this very vulnerable part of the world, by the way, for tropical cyclones.
I want to go ahead and move northward and take you all the way up here toward Siberia, actually about 3,000 kilometers to the west -- to the north
and west of Beijing.
This is this city right here. I'm not going to try to pronounce it, but it's the biggest city in Siberia. You see this big area of low
pressure? It brought some pretty nasty weather across this area. They've been having some very warm temperatures and that probably helped trigger
these storms. Take a look at the video. It's pretty dramatic.
Over the weekend, people are trying to take respite of the heat. And all of a sudden, this huge thunderstorm pops up seemingly out of nowhere.
The hail was about four-and-a-half centimeters, about the size -- what, of a golf ball at least. That's pretty significant.
They had no place to take shelter. You hear people running around and screaming trying to grab whatever they can to try to take cover. Very
scary situation here.
I mean, hail that size, you could really see a lot of damage to buildings and of course the crops. And don't forget, these people are out
there with nothing, absolutely nothing to be able to take shelter under. Very scary, and you know, hail, the signature of severe weather. And that
happening in Siberia.
It could happen anywhere in the world, Kristie, as you can see.
As we take a quick look at Europe, we're going to see some hot temperatures here as we head across the eastern portions of Europe. And
then, yes, rain, anywhere from southern Scandinavia all the way down to the central Mediterranean.
Back to you.
LU STOUT: I'm still reeling over that video from a beach holiday to hail in just an instant there. Wow, what a surprise.
Mari Ramos, thank you.
So, after a month of football, 32 teams playing in 64 matches, it is finally all over. And at the end, Germany goes home with their fourth
Everyone might have their opinion about which team deserved to win, but what did the state say? Now joining us now for a breakdown of how the
tournament looked on paper is CNN's Don Riddell.
Don, take it away.
DON RIDDELL, CNN SPORTS CORRESPONDENT: Hey, Krisite. Thanks very much.
Well, at the World Cup, they only actually rank the top four teams, those that won it, finished second, third or fourth. But here at CNN,
we've done our own unofficial calculations of how every country did, or more importantly should have done.
And the working theory was that a country with a large population and expensive, highly paid manager and a top FIFA ranking should come out on
top. In this case, that would have been Brazil. And while they at least got to the semifinals, we all know what happened after that.
The biggest flop, though, would have been Spain. With a large population and a manager salary of more than $3 million, CNN's numbers
indicate that they should have placed third. Of course, as we all know, they crashed out early coming in at what would have been 23rd place.
Russia had the most expensive manager in Fabio Capello at the World Cup with a salary of more than $11 million, but by our maths, they should
have placed sixth. Instead, we figure that they ended up in what would have been 24th place.
Some teams, though, punched well above their weight. Just look at Costa Rica. They really were one of the success stories of this
tournament. Their small population and manager's meager salary gave them a predicted rank of just 27th, but the Central American team surprised
everybody finishing in what would have been eighth place, proof that big countries with big money can't always buy their way to World Cup success.
And you can check the data yourself and see the full list of teams at CNN.com/worldcup.
Kristie, there were only three teams that finished exactly where they should have done according to the forecast, that's Switzerland in 11th, the
Ivory Coast in 21st, and Cameroon in 32nd. They were forecast to be the worst team at the World Cup and they didn't let us down.
LU STOUT: You know, it's interesting, data can show a lot, but doesn't have the final answers all the time, right?
Now in addition to crunching through all the data, Don I also want to get your reflections. It has been an amazing last six weeks. Your final
thoughts on Brazil 2014?
RIDDELL: Well, it really has been remarkable, hasn't it? I mean, almost all of the games were really exciting to watch. And the last couple
of World Cups we really can't say that, can we? I think it's just been an absolute festival of football. So many great games, so many great goals,
loads of goals anyway. Of course, some of the bigger nations, as we've just eluded to really were very, very disappointing. I mean, nobody saw
Spain being as bad as they were. Certainly the Brazilian fans hoped their team would be better. In the end, I think they were lucky to get to the
semifinals. If they hadn't got as far as they did, maybe they wouldn't have been so publicly humiliated by Germany.
And I think in the end, the right team won. I think when you look at the goals they scored and the way they played, Germany really on balance
deserved to win the tournament and what a great goal from Mario Gotze to wrap the whole thing up.
This tournament deserved the grand stand finish and it certainly got one with his extra time goal.
LU STOUT: Yeah, Germany were the victors indeed. Don Riddell there, thank you.
Now as you've seen, we have had the World Cup on set with us all day. This of course is only a replica. The real thing is made of 18 carat gold.
It has a malachite base. But Germany is not allowed to keep it.
Now FIFA's rules say that the winner gets a gold plated replica.
And that is News Stream, but the news continues at CNN. World Business Today is next.