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Sanders Stuns Clinton with Michigan Upset; Trump Wins in Three of Four States Tuesday; The Beatles Producer George Martin Dies; Queen Elizabeth Dragged into Brexit Debate; Iran Fires Ballistic Missiles Capable of Reaching Israel; North Korea Claims It Has Miniaturized Nukes; Kids on the 2016 Presidential Campaign; Fukushima Five Years On; Solar Eclipse Stuns Asians. Aired 10-11a ET

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LYNDA KINKADE, CNN ANCHOR (voice-over): Ahead at the INTERNATIONAL DESK, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have big wins.

Iran test fires two more ballistic missiles.

And the man known as the fifth Beatle dies at the age of 90.

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KINKADE: Hello and welcome to the INTERNATIONAL DESK. I'm Lynda Kinkade.

The U.S. candidates and their campaign teams are sizing up the latest surprise results in the race for the White House. In short, Donald Trump

had another good night Tuesday but Bernie Sanders is the other big story after scoring a major upset in the Michigan primary.

Here's what the overall delegate projections look like now: on the Republican side Donald Trump won three of the four states on Tuesday,

bringing his total to 461 delegates. Ted Cruz won the Idaho primary and remains in second place while Marco Rubio meanwhile left empty-handed with

no new delegates.

Now we mentioned Bernie Sanders winning Tuesday's big prize in Michigan. A nice boost by Hillary Clinton took the Mississippi primary and maintains a

huge lead in the overall delegate count.

Clinton's campaign is now refocusing on Sanders, hoping to prevent him from gaining even more steam ahead of next week's big contests. Our Jeff Zeleny

reports.

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JEFF ZELENY, CNN SR. WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): A surprise upset over Hillary Clinton in Michigan.

SEN. BERNIE SANDERS (I), VT., PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: What we have done is created the kind of momentum that we need to win.

ZELENY (voice-over): For months, Senator Bernie Sanders clinching a narrow win, breathing new life into his campaign.

In an expected but sweeping victory in the Deep South, Clinton easily taking Mississippi.

HILLARY CLINTON, FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE, PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I want to be the president for the struggling and the striving for people to have

a dream.

ZELENY (voice-over): Expanding her delegate lead after scoring huge with a large turnout of African American voters. But it's the battleground state

of Michigan, Sanders' biggest victory yet, that's keeping the Democratic primary fight alive.

SANDERS: The political revolution that we are talking about is strong in every part of the country and, frankly, we believe that our strongest areas

are yet to happen.

ZELENY (voice-over): Secretary Clinton projecting an air of confidence at a rally in Detroit just Monday night.

CLINTON: The sooner I could become your nominee, the more I could begin to turn our attention to the Republicans.

ZELENY (voice-over): But failing to campaign as aggressively as in other states and looking around the corner to the Republican fight ahead may have

distracted her campaign as Sanders held massive rallies on college campuses across the state.

SANDERS: If you come out to vote here in Michigan on primary day, we're going to win here in Michigan.

ZELENY (voice-over): His support from younger voters and his economic message paying off in a big way.

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KINKADE: That was Jeff Zeleny reporting there.

For more perspective, I want to bring in Jonathan Mann, host of CNN's "POLITICAL MANN."

Great to have you with us on set. And now looking at Michigan, Sanders spent more money than any other candidate, including all the Republican

candidates. We have got an interesting graphic I want to show you here. And also he spent more time there than his rival, Hillary Clinton.

JONATHAN MANN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: He worked harder but I think what we really saw was not only hard work but his message resonating.

When you think about Bernie Sanders, you think about income inequality, you think about him railing against trade, international trade that he thinks

is destroying America's industrial base.

And think about the wreck that is Detroit, which was once the motor of the U.S. economy. Michigan is suffering. And angry people are turning to new

alternatives. Bernie Sanders is that alternative.

It wasn't just angry people, though. He did well among liberals, who voted in record numbers, people on the left side of the Democratic Party. He did

well among better educated, affluent people. He did well among young people and, crucially, he did better in Michigan, it was seen, among

African American voters than he ever has before.

Hillary Clinton did win something, about 60-61 percent of African American voters but Bernie Sanders got about a third of them. And he's never gotten

that many. And so by eating into her coalition and his own coalition turning out in record numbers, he really, really did very well in Michigan

with the voters he needed. And that's the base of the surprise.

And let me just mention one thing: even he was surprised to see Hillary Clinton wasn't in Michigan much. He was in Florida when the results were

announced. He was in his hotel room. He had thought the night was over for him. And it was only when his people told him he won that he decided

to give his acceptance speech for the Michigan victory, already looking ahead to Florida, a little bit surprised but obviously delighted.

KINKADE: A huge surprise. And looking at Hillary Clinton --

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KINKADE: -- she was not in Michigan yesterday. The last time we heard from her in that last report, she seemed to be looking ahead to the

November election rather than focusing on Michigan. She sounded like she already had it in the bag.

Was she taking it for granted?

MANN: Well, if she doesn't win this nomination or if she doesn't win the presidency, the postmortem, you could write it today: complacency. They

didn't think expect Sanders to do nearly as well at the outset of this campaign and every step of the way it seems they're surprised that he's

doing so well, not that he's going to win the nomination. You saw the delegate numbers. It still looks extremely odd.

But the Clinton people just don't know how to close the deal. They don't know how to get him to drop out. And so he will trail them, continue to

eat away and dominate more of her energy and attention than she would like simply because he's not going to win but he's determined that he's not

going to quit, either.

So it's the worst of all possible worlds for Hillary Clinton and for the Democratic Party because this is going to be a dragged-out, stubborn

campaign in a way that she clearly wasn't expecting as recently as last night, a surprise for the Clinton people.

KINKADE: Absolutely. Stay with us, Jonathan Mann. We're going to look at the Republicans and we'll bring you back in for a chat.

We will look at Donald Trump plowing ahead after another strong night. His confidence on display at a news conference he held once the victories were

secured. CNN's Jim Acosta has that.

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DONALD TRUMP, REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Only one person did well tonight, Donald Trump.

JIM ACOSTA, CNN SR. WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): It was another Election Night victory lap for Donald Trump, serving up some red meat to

the crowd in the form of Trump Steaks along with Trump Wine and Trump Water, the GOP front-runner laughed off the Stop Trump forces out to

destroy his campaign.

TRUMP: I don't think I have ever had so many horrible, horrible things said about me in one week.

ACOSTA (voice-over): From the super PAC ads bombarding him on the air waves.

TRUMP: I want to thank the special interests and the lobbyists because they obviously did something to drive these numbers.

ACOSTA (voice-over): -- to his top rivals, Ted Cruz...

TRUMP: Lying Ted, he holds the Bible high and then he goes down, he puts the Bible down and then he lies.

ACOSTA (voice-over): -- and Marco Rubio, who failed to slow his momentum.

TRUMP: Hostility works for some people. It doesn't work for everybody.

ACOSTA (voice-over): John Kasich ended up neck-and-neck with Cruz for second place in Michigan, bolstering his case that he should stay in this

race.

GOV. JOHN KASICH (R), OHIO: The people are beginning to reward a positive campaign. Next week, we are going to win the state of Ohio and it will be

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ACOSTA (voice-over): Cruz won Idaho, managing to perform better than Marco Rubio, who had another rough night. The Florida senator is still holding

out hope for his home state.

SEN. MARCO RUBIO (R), FLA., PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I believe with all my heart that the winner of the Florida primary next Tuesday will be the

nominee of the Republican Party.

ACOSTA (voice-over): As Cruz again is making the argument he's the GOP's best candidate to stop Trump.

SEN. TED CRUZ (R), TEXAS: What Donald Trump wants is he wants us divided. If we are divided, he wins the nomination and Hillary becomes president.

If we unite, that ain't going to happen.

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KINKADE: That was CNN's Jim Acosta reporting.

I want to bring back Jonathan Mann.

Now looking at both the victories of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, it seems like a lot of people out there are disaffected angry voters.

MANN: What you are seeing is one phenomenon reflected on the two sides of the American political spectrum, two outsiders, Donald Trump, who was never

active in Republican politics, never ran for elected office, hijacking the Republican Party, much to the discomfort of the Republicans.

And Bernie Sanders, who was an avowed socialist. He likes to call himself a Democratic socialist but he wasn't a member of the Democratic Party.

And on both sides, the anger and frustration and the disappointment of the electorate is fueling this desire to basically wipe the slate clean, get

rid of the existing leadership and start in a very, very different direction.

And so we're seeing anger about income inequality on Bernie Sanders but especially focused on trade, really, really railing against the destruction

of the middle class, the destruction of the industrial base. That's exactly what Donald Trump is saying. Slightly different language.

But Donald Trump also campaigning against trade, international trade, free trade as it's called, as the centerpiece of his campaign.

What's so interesting is that the Republican Party has traditionally been the party of freed trade. The Democrats, under President Clinton, under

President Obama, came around to it. There was a bipartisan coalition. Both parties were supporting greater and freer trade. Now it seems there

are insurgents on both side of both parties saying, that was an enormous mistake that the country has to respond to.

So oddly similar trends in both parties, though, being expressed in very different language and very different tone by Sanders on the Left and Trump

on the Right.

KINKADE: And now looking at Trump's victory speech last night, it seemed a little bit like a bad info commercial. We saw Trump Water and Trump Wine

and Trump Steaks.

Is he trying to build his brand as much as he is trying to fight for this commander in chief role?

MANN: I think what you're seeing there is Trump's Achilles heel, which is that he's a hypersensitive person.

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MANN: He is very, very prone to take offense. And so Mitt Romney came out and gave this closely watched speech a week ago and said he's no economic

genius. Trump Magazine, Trump Steaks, Trump University, he named all of these different Trump enterprises that he said had failed.

And Trump's been angry about it ever since the way he's angry about Marco Rubio making fun of his hands. Trump doesn't leave alone the insult to the

size of his hands and he's not leaving this alone, either. And he's an utterly bizarre candidate. It seems, like you say, an infomercial. I've

never seen anyone do anything like that.

But Trump, once insulted, responds over and over and over again. He takes it very, very personally. And that's the only sense you can make of that.

Clearly, it's not much of a vote-getter except it does respond to Romney's complaint that he doesn't know what he's doing when it comes to running

businesses. But really, is that the way to show it? It was just bizarre.

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KINKADE: It was bizarre, highly unexpected. But this whole campaign has been quite unexpected.

Jonathan Mann, as always, great to have you on set, thanks for joining us.

MANN: You bet.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE (voice-over): This is CNN breaking news.

KINKADE: We have some breaking news just in to CNN on the U.S.' efforts to target and destroy ISIS' chemical weapons program. Pentagon correspondent

Barbara Starr joins me now.

What can you tell us, Barbara?

BARBARA STARR, CNN PENTAGON CORRESPONDENT: Well, hi, there, what we are now learning here at CNN, Lynda, is the U.S. military has completed at

least what is a first round of airstrikes against what it believes is ISIS' chemical weapons capability in Iraq, mainly around the city of Mosul,

almost entirely related to what they believe is ISIS' capability to produce and use mustard agent, something the U.S. says that -- and European

authorities say ISIS has done in the past, conducting mustard agent attacks in Iraq and Syria.

Now for the last several days, the U.S. has been striking targets, people, vehicles, weapons sites, that sort of thing, of where ISIS has this mustard

agent capability. Whether they have been able to really destroy ISIS' entire chemical weapons effort, I think, remains very much an open question

because, of course, this mustard agent can be readily manufactured.

How did the U.S. get this intelligence?

Well, as we reported several days ago, the U.S. captured a top ISIS operative in Iraq in the middle of last month. And he's been undergoing

interrogation. This person was a senior operative, the U.S. says, in ISIS' chemical weapons program. They got the intelligence from him to be able to

target these additional facilities.

What we should say, for the benefit of all our viewers, is CNN, at the highest levels, was requested by the Pentagon not to report that the man,

the detainee had ties to the chemical weapons program until the strikes were completed, because the U.S. was concerned if ISIS knew that they had

the chemical weapons operative, they might react by launching additional chemical attacks.

CNN agreed to that but now the story, out in the open, the embargo by the Pentagon lifted and, by all accounts, at least this first round of

airstrikes completed -- Lynda.

KINKADE: Very significant development, Barbara Starr, thank you very much for bringing us that information. We'll get back to you when more

information comes to hand. Thank you.

STARR: Thank you.

KINKADE: This is the INTERNATIONAL DESK.

Still to come, the death of George Martin. We remember the man who signed The Beatles and helped them break music barriers with each new album.

We're live in London just ahead.

Also Buckingham Palace responds to a tabloid story, claiming Queen Elizabeth backed a British exit from the E.U.

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That song from the movie, "A Hard Day's Night," just one of the many collaborations between George Martin and The Beatles. Martin, who had been

called the fifth Beatle, died peacefully at his home in England on Tuesday at the age of 90.

Erin McLaughlin joins me now outside the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London, where The Beatles, with Martin producing, made music history time

and time again.

Now, Erin, Paul McCartney called him a second father. George Martin certainly was key to the success of launching The Beatles.

ERIN MCLAUGHLIN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: That's right, Lynda. It was actually here at Abbey Road Studios in 1962 that he discovered The Beatles at a time

when every other record label was turning them away.

He was hugely influential on their music. He even acknowledged at the time when they first started out, they had never been in a recording studio,

said that they weren't very good. Initial priority, incredibly, was to try and find the music to sing. And of course it all changed and he said it

changed very quickly.

The Beatles grew rapidly, sparking what quickly became a pop culture revolution. But it was a revolution that happened with his help. And it

was something that Paul McCartney pointed to in a rather lengthy statement that he released earlier today, talking about that influence, pointing to

songs that he influenced with instruments.

For instance, the song, "Yesterday," he convinced The Beatles to add a string quartet. "Yesterday," of course, will go on to become one of the

most recorded songs of all times, by the likes of Frank Sinatra. That's just one example of the profound impact he had on The Beatles and their

music.

KINKADE: Of course, Erin, you're on Abbey Road, where many of The Beatles recorded many of their biggest hits.

How are people paying tribute there?

And you mentioned there has been reaction from Paul McCartney.

What about from Ringo Starr?

MCLAUGHLIN: Well, here, outside Abbey Road Studios, The Beatles are very much in the air. They're actually playing some of their greatest hits in

tribute to Martin. There's a very small but growing makeshift memorial just behind, people stopping to lay flowers and to leave notes to remember

this music legend.

And we're also hearing from, as you mentioned, some of the artists that he worked with, Paul McCartney; I'll just read you a bit more of that

statement that he released, saying, quote, "The world has lost a truly great man, who left an indelible mark on my soul and the history of British

music.

"God bless you, George, and all who sail with you."

Also hearing from Elton John, Elton John tweeting out, "So sad to hear about Sir George. It is the end of a wonderful era. He was a delightful,

brilliant man."

And Martin sharing some of that brilliance with Elton John. We all remember the song, "Candle in the Wind," the version that played at

Princess Diana's funeral, well, that was co-produced by Martin. Just one more example of the influence that he had on some of the most remarkable

songs of history.

KINKADE: Certainly an incredible career. And I'd assume he's working well into his 80s. Erin McLaughlin at the Abbey Road Studios, thank you very

much.

Did Queen Elizabeth back an British exit from the European Union?

A story in a British tabloid claims she did. But as Max Foster tells us, Buckingham Palace is offering a very different account, the queen's

opinions on a possible Brexit.

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MAX FOSTER, CNN HOST: Well, the contentious Brexit issue has even reached the queen. "The Sun," citing what it says is a highly reliable source,

claims the bust-up between the queen and the then-deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, happened at a Windsor Castle lunch in 2011.

The queen reportedly said --

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FOSTER: -- the E.U. was heading in the wrong direction. According to "The Sun," the source said, people were left in no doubt about her views on

Europe.

Clegg himself has tweeted today, saying, "the Sun" story is nonsense.

He added, "I have no recollection of this happening and it's not the sort of thing that I would forget."

Buckingham Palace has also dismissed the story, saying the queen remains politically neutral, as she has for 63 years.

"We will not comment," they said, "on spurious, anonymously sourced claims. The referendum is a matter for the British people to decide."

And this cuts to the very heart of the queen's role, which is to represent the entire country and to stay above politics. She obviously has views but

would never want to publicize them.

Her grandson, Prince William, got in a bind last month when he gave a speech at the foreign office, where he said Britain's ability to work with

other nations is the bedrock of our security and prosperity.

That prompted speculation that he was endorsing the campaign to stay in the E.U. His office had to move to deny he was referring to Europe at all.

This summer's referendum on E.U. membership has become a highly divisive debate in the U.K. and the royal family is struggling to stay out of it --

Max Foster, CNN, London.

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KINKADE: Coming up at the INTERNATIONAL DESK, Iran sends several test missiles into the sky, reportedly carrying a threatening message to Israel.

That story, just ahead.

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KINKADE: Welcome back.

Iran has test-fired two ballistic missiles within its borders, according to state media. This comes just a day after a similar test possibly violated

a U.N. resolution. Iran's semi-official news agency reports the missiles carried a message in Hebrew threatening Israel.

CNN's Frederik Pleitgen is following this story and joins us now from London.

Fred, this is the second ballistic test in two days.

How is this different to the last ones?

FREDERIK PLEITGEN, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, it's different in that it's different missiles that were used, Lynda. The

missiles that were used today were of longer range -- or at least longer range capabilities than the ones that were launched a day before.

The ones that were launched yesterday had a range of about 750 kilometers. The ones that were launched on this day had a range of 2,000 kilometers and

they traveled about 1,400 kilometers from the Alborz Mountains, which is north of Tehran, all the way to the southeast of Iran. So much longer

range missiles, ones that could reach Israel if that's something that the Iranians chose to do.

Now we have been in touch with the Israeli government. So far they have not reacted to this missile test.

However, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is currently in Israel and he did have a reaction. Let's listen in to that.

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JOE BIDEN, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: And I want to reiterate, which I know people still doubt here. If in fact they break the deal, we

will act. We will act. And all their conventional activity outside of the --

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PLEITGEN: Joe Biden of course there referencing the nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers. The big question here is whether or not

these ballistic missile tests --

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PLEITGEN: -- violate that nuclear agreement. In early statements the U.S. says it does not believe that it does. And the Iranians, for their part,

have certainly stated that they want to continue carrying out missile tests. They say these are also not a violation of the nuclear agreement

but the big question is do they violate other U.N. Security Council resolutions?

That's something that the U.S. wants to raise at the U.N. in the coming days -- Lynda.

KINKADE: And Fred, you have of course spent a lot of time in Iran. Just give us some insight into why there would be such aggression right now.

Obviously these missiles were a threat to Israel.

PLEITGEN: It's a longstanding position of the Iranians that they -- one of their goals as a country is the undermining of Israel, something that you

hear from Iran's supreme leader very frequently, especially in the run-up to the nuclear agreement, where you did have some very strong rhetoric.

For instance, he said that he believes that Israel would not exist in the next 25 years. Then of course you have these missile tests, for instance,

that have the Hebrew writing on it. One of the other things that the Iranians of course have been doing for a very long time is they've been

supporting militias that are anti-Israel, like for instance Hezbollah, which of course is considered a terrorist organization by the United

States.

So there is a long standing policy of this kind of rhetoric, of undermining Israel. However, the Iranians have also stated that while they say that

they are against Israel and they want Israel to cease to exist, that it doesn't necessarily mean that they are going to attack Israel.

However, of course you can imagine that missile tests like this one, rhetoric like that is not something that goes down very well with the

Israelis and it certainly has been a very longstanding issue and one that has made it very difficult between the U.S. and Israel as America moves

towards closer or at least a little bit closer ties with the Iranians after the nuclear agreement -- Lynda.

KINKADE: OK, Frederik Pleitgen, staying across it all for us from London, thank you very much.

North Korea is claiming that it now has the capability to fit nuclear warheads on ballistic missiles. State-run media released images that are

said to show Kim Jong-un inspecting miniaturized weapons technology. But South Korea is skeptical. Paula Hancocks has more now from Seoul.

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PAULA HANCOCKS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Hi, Lynda. It is a big claim from the North Korean leader. Kim Jong-un has been quoted in state-run media as

saying this can be called true nuclear deterrent.

HANCOCKS (voice-over): Kim Jong-un says this is a miniaturized nuclear warhead, a capability the world hoped North Korea would never reach. But

some U.S. officials feared they already had.

The location and date of these photos is unknown. Intelligence agencies around the world will be poring over them to assess what it tells them

about the true capability of the nation that, just days ago, threatened nuclear war on the U.S. and South Korea.

Is this a real nuclear weapon?

What kind of missile is this?

And is this a blueprint bluedacked (ph) behind Kim Jong-un?

South Korea casts doubt on its neighbor's claim, saying in a press release, "The South Korean Defense Ministry assesses that North Korea at this point

has not secured the capability of miniaturizing a nuclear warhead."

North Korea observers say Kim Jong-un's message is the same whether the warhead is real or not.

DANIEL PINKSTON, TROY UNIVERSITY: This is part of the regime's long-term strategy to be accepted as a peer nuclear state. So they continue to

pressure the international community and to show that they will not reverse course. This is a show of defiance.

HANCOCKS (voice-over): Defiance it has shown all year. January 6th, it claimed to have successfully tested a hydrogen bomb, a claim that was

widely discredited.

February 7th, a satellite launch seen outside the country as a long-range missile test.

Unprecedented U.N. sanctions against North Korea last week were met with Kim Jong-un calling for his nuclear weapons to be on standby. Joint

military drills between the U.S. and South Korea this week were met with threats of a preemptive nuclear strike.

HANCOCKS: While experts don't actually believe that Kim Jong-un would launch a nuclear strike, saying it would be suicidal, they do worry about a

miscalculation by the young leader or even an error by a soldier on either side of the border which could quickly escalate while tensions are this

high -- Lynda.

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KINKADE: That's Paula Hancocks reporting there.

Still ahead, what if kids could vote in the U.S. presidential election? CNN goes back to school, coming up after the break.

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KINKADE: Welcome to the INTERNATIONAL DESK. I'm Lynda Kinkade. Here are the headlines we're following.

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KINKADE: Returning to U.S. politics now, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is celebrating big wins in three states. Now he's looking

ahead to the next Super Tuesday contest on March 15th.

Voters in Florida and four other states head to the polls. And as you can see, Trump is leading by a wide margin in Florida. He's followed by Marco

Rubio, who's still hoping to eke out a win in his home state.

On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton is leading Sanders by almost 2:1 in Florida after a significant loss to him in Michigan last night. In Ohio,

Trump is leading by a narrower margin over the state's popular governor, John Kasich, while Clinton is leading over sanders by double digits in that

state.

And be sure to stay right here. The two Democratic contenders are set to meet head-to-head once again. CNN will simulcast the Univision Democratic

debate in Miami, Florida. That is at 2:00 am Thursday in London or 3:00 am in Berlin.

Donald Trump and his rivals have been criticized for acting like children during the campaign.

But what do actual children think about the behavior of our candidates?

Our Kelly Wallace decided to find out.

KELLY WALLACE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Are you following the presidential campaign?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes.

I know all the Democrats and the Republicans.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and then I think there's someone named Miguel.

WALLACE: Marco?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes, yes, Marco.

WALLACE: Marco, Marco Rubio, did that sound familiar?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes.

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WALLACE: How many of you have heard some of the fighting, the name-calling of the candidates back and forth?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I think it's called like mudslinging or something.

WALLACE: I think it is called mudslinging.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don't think they should do that. I don't -- because I think they --

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: -- might get less votes if they say bad things about other people.

WALLACE: Have you noticed there's a lot of fighting?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes.

WALLACE: And what do you think of that?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I do not like that.

WALLACE: You do not like that.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: They fight like they are 10 years old.

WALLACE: Do you fight like that with your friends?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: No.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I fight like that with my brother.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Any candidate that's running should just not yell or anything.

WALLACE: All right. So of all those candidates, who is your favorite and why?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I'm not really sure but I know who my least favorite is. Donald Trump.

WALLACE: Donald Trump?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Because I've heard that he's -- that he might build a wall dividing Mexico and the USA and he seems like a bully.

WALLACE: Who is your favorite and why?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Donald Trump.

WALLACE: Donald Trump, why?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Because I feel he's a strong leader. It's like even though if he yells, yes, but you don't want someone who just going to cry

and sits there in the corner.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: He's not talking about what he's going to do. He's just saying, well, you won't believe what you see when I'm president, it

will be awesome, it'll be amazing.

What's going to be so amazing?

What's so awesome?

What are you going to do?

WALLACE: Are you sure you're not working for Donald Trump?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes.

WALLACE: Are you sure he hasn't hired you as your campaign consultant?

What do you like about Marco Rubio?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He's from my favorite state, Florida.

WALLACE: Who's your favorite and why?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Hillary Clinton, because she was the first lady and she's a good role model for girls because if she wins then she will be the

first lady to be president.

WALLACE: If you could give Hillary Clinton any advice, what advice might you give her?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: To not fight a lot.

WALLACE: Do you know anything about Bernie Sanders?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, I know that he is a pretty good guy but he's really old.

WALLACE: Anyone out there that you wish would be president instead of Marco Rubio or Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Carly Fiorina. I like that she was nice. She didn't really -- if someone said something mean about her, she didn't really start

with -- start a fight.

WALLACE: What about you, Sean (ph)?

Would you run for political office?

SEAN (PH): If I had to, I would run for president.

WALLACE: How many of you think if you were running against Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton you would beat them?

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WALLACE: The confidence here is amazing.

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KINKADE: So very smart kids there.

Still to come, an anniversary that Japan wishes it didn't have to mark. And yet it's impossible to forget. We'll revisit the land and lives

destroyed by the Fukushima disaster five years on.

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KINKADE: It's been five years since the most powerful earthquake ever to hit Japan triggered a devastating tsunami and the Fukushima nuclear

meltdown. Not only did the disaster kill thousands of people but it also destroyed the lives of some of the survivors. Will Ripley has more.

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WILL RIPLEY, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Whenever Soychero Saiko (ph) wants to check on his home, he has to wear this to guard against radiation.

Saiko (ph) only comes a few times a year to the house his family has owned since before World War II, each visit more difficult than the last, each

room devastated.

Poison does little to keep the rats away.

"It's painful," he says. "My wife doesn't want to come here. The house is getting more dilapidated."

RIPLEY: This room pretty much hasn't been touched since the earthquake. You can see the calendar March 2011. There's still laundry hanging. It

was done right before the earthquake hit.

RIPLEY (voice-over): The shaking lasted six minutes.

Tsunami waves soon after.

Icy cold, consuming coastal towns.

Five years ago on March 11th, 2011, almost 20,000 people died; many spared by nature would soon face a manmade disaster.

Saiko's (ph) house is three kilometers, less than two miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. His town, Futaba, sits empty. More than

6,000 people once lived and worked here. Today they are allowed in for just five hours at a time.

Nearly 100,000 Fukushima residents are still evacuated, nearly 19,000 still living in what was supposed to be temporary housing. Some choose to stay,

others have nowhere else to go.

Setsko Matsumoto (ph) used to live within walking distance of her children. Now they barely see each other.

"I had a happy life," she says. "The disaster made a lot of families fall apart including mine."

Saiko (ph) also lived with his parents, children and grandchildren. Now they are scattered in several cities.

RIPLEY: What did you grow in here?

RIPLEY (voice-over): The soil on his farm contaminated.

"I'm sad," he says, "I'm empty," a feeling shared by so many here five years later -- Will Ripley, CNN, Futaba, Japan.

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KINKADE: Sky watchers across Asia are sharing stunning images of a rare total solar eclipse. The eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly

between the sun and Earth, completely blacking out the sun's light.

Indonesians have the best views. Thousands of people gathered at the Chicago Planetarium, wearing special viewing glasses to witness the

celestial event. One woman called the eclipse, "a perfect piece of paradise."

(INAUDIBLE) captured on board an Alaska Airlines flight.

Quite incredible. That does it for us here at the INTERNATIONAL DESK. I'm Lynda Kinkade. But don't go anywhere. "WORLD SPORT" with Amanda Davies is

up next. And then I'll be back at the top of the hour with "CONNECT THE WORLD."

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