Zubeidat Tsarnaev, the mother of the Boston bombing suspects, tells CNN's Nick Paton Walsh (@npwcnn) she's not sure what to think of the attack that left three people dead last week.
“I saw a very, very interesting video last night that they – the marathon was something like a really big play," says Tsarnaev. "There is like, paint instead of blood, like it is made-up something.”
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh (@npwcnn) tracks down Pateimat Suleimanova, an aunt of Boston bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, in Dagestan.
Here she discusses Anzor Tsarnaev's reaction to seeing his sons on television, as well as her reaction to Tamerlan adopting Islam.
"It's strange to me that it was him [Tamerlan] who adopted Islam – not his father, not his mother, but himself. They hadn't prayed before they went to America. Nobody taught him – he learned everything himself."
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh briefly engages with the father of the Tsarnaev brothers as he was driving away from his home in Dageston.
Today CNN was honored with a 72nd Annual George Foster Peabody Award for its coverage inside Syria and Homs in 2012. Recognizing excellence and meritorious work in journalism, the Peabodys described CNN's coverage of Syria as "thorough, voluminous and well-contextualized."
From the George Foster Peabody Awards:
CNN’s Coverage Inside Syria & Homs 2012 (CNN)
As political unrest in Syria disintegrated in civil war, CNN’s news teams provided unmatched eyewitness documentation, analysis and context.
CNN correspondent Nick Paton Walsh reports live from the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, where nearly 60,000 Syrian refugees are facing freezing temperatures, flooding and harsh wind.
For an in-depth look at CNN's coverage of the refugee crisis caused by Syria's ongoing civil war, go here.
London, 21st November 2012: Last night, the combined efforts of CNN Digital and CNN International saw the network triumph at the Foreign Press Association Media Awards, winning three categories. CNN won the Print & Web Feature, Arts & Culture, and Story of the Year by a Full Member of the FPA awards.
The CNN documentary World’s Untold Stories: Secrets of the Belfast Project won News Story of the Year by a full FPA member. The judges described the documentary as “absolute dynamite, a terrific story and a fine piece of journalism".
The Arts & Culture award was given to Leonardo – The Lost Painting, a documentary that explored the story behind the recent discovery of a Leonardo da Vinci painting. Judges praised the “love and lingering interest” that had gone into the piece, describing it as “a very well done cultural story”.
The Print & Web Feature award was clinched by Mauritania: Slavery’s Last Stand – a CNN Digital feature that revealed the shocking extent of slavery in modern Mauritania. The judges remarked that the piece was “in some ways the most convincing and best edited of all the categories". FULL POST
CNN continues to cover the deadly attacks in Israel and Gaza with reporters positioned all around the Middle East.
Reza Sayah reports from the Rafah border crossing in Egypt, where Egyptian demonstrators are beginning to enter Gaza.
Christiane Amanpour discusses the international community's response to Israel-Gaza conflict.
Fred Pleitgen reports live when a rocket hits Ashkelon, Israel.
Behind the scenes at CNN's International Desk during the Israel-Gaza conflict.
Ben Wedeman reports on the Israeli Defense Force calling up 16,000 reservists for active duty.
Fred Pleitgen reports on a rocket hitting the outskirts of Tel Aviv.
CNN's Fareed Zakaria tells Piers Morgan Israel is justified in responding to rocket attacks.
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair speaks to CNN about the "incredibly difficult and tense" situation between Israel and Hamas.
CNNI anchor/correspondent Hala Gorani's Q&A on the Gaza strikes.
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SATURDAY, September 08, 2012
SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Saturday 4:30PM – 5:00PM
This week on Sanjay Gupta MD, more than 3,000 former NFL players and their families are suing the league over head injuries. Sanjay looks at evidence and discusses the side effects of concussions. In addition, Sanjay speaks to a mother whose daughter was killed while texting and driving, one day before high school graduation. Finally, Sanjay will be looking at the “Surrogate Sisters” to explain how surrogacy works.
'Crisis in Syria: Inside Aleppo': CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh takes us on a journey to see what people living in the most populated Syrian city, Aleppo, are facing day to day. As the death toll from the civil war continues to climb, danger and many times death seem inevitable. In this rebel held territory, the sounds of gunfire and bombs haunt the streets. It’s hard to sleep at night when you don’t know when the next attack is coming or whom the next victim may be. And for those suffering with injuries, the hospitals seem ill-equipped to handle their wounds. This is their new reality. This is life inside Aleppo.
CNN/U.S.: Saturday, September 8 at 7:30 p.m. ET
CNN International: Saturday, September 8 at 9 a.m. ET and 4:30 p.m. ET/Sunday, September 9 at 5:30 a.m. ET and 11:30 p.m. ET
CNN correspondent Nick Paton Walsh (@npwcnn) reports on Rena, a four-year-old girl shot and killed by a sniper while playing inside her home in Aleppo, Syria. Warning: The video is graphic in nature.
Read Nick's account here.
Rena's story is the first in a series of reports from Paton Walsh as he witnessed acts of random violence – and the toll it's taking on innocent children, women and men – during a recent trip inside Syria.