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[10:00:12] ROBYN CURNOW, CNN ANCHOR: Ahead, at THE INTERNATIONAL DESK, President Obama makes history in Hiroshima. Can Donald Trump unify the
Republican Party? And a racist ad raises eyebrows in China.
Hi, there, everyone, welcome. I'm Robyn Curnow. We start with the U.S. President's historic trip to the place where the first atomic bomb was
dropped. In a moving speech, U.S. President Barack Obama said he wants no other nation to bear the scars of a nuclear attack. He spoke at a memorial
park in Hiroshima, 70 years after the U.S. dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Michele Kosinski has that.
MICHELLE KOSINISKI, CNN WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: President Obama out here this morning said that words can't really describe the level of
suffering that this very place represents and likely will forever. And by the same token, it's tough to describe the depths of emotion that this
brought out in the Japanese people. They've been waiting for this for a long time. Many people we spoke to said that when they heard President
Obama's words, they cried.
KOSINSKI: A historic moment in American and Japanese history, President Obama becoming the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima. The
President laying a symbolic wreath alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, hugging a 79-year-old Hiroshima survivor. The somber moment seven
decades after the U.S. dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki that ended World War II.
BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Seventy-one years ago, on a bright, cloudless morning, death fell from the sky and the world was
changed and demonstrated that mankind possessed the means to destroy itself.
KOSINSKI: The president not apologizing for the events of that day but calling for a world without nuclear weapons.
OBAMA: We have a shared responsibility to look directly into the eye of history and ask what we must do differently to curb such suffering again.
KOSINSKI: And calling for a shared human responsibility.
OBAMA: Technological progress without an equivalent progress in human institutions can doom us. The scientific revolution that led to the
splitting of an atom requires a moral revolution as well. That is why we come to this place.
KOSINSKI: And this was a much different speech than we usually hear the President give. He wasn't speaking to Americans, he wasn't speaking to
Japanese, he wasn't speaking to politics. He was speaking to humanity, saying that it's not just denuclearization, it's about, how about we look
at how we view war itself, and it's time for people to embrace what he called the radical notion that we're all part of a single human family.
CURNOW: Yes, indeed. Michelle Kosinski reporting there for us. Let's bring in Elise Labott with more on why Mr. Obama decided to go to
Hiroshima. And Michelle is right. Mr. Obama -- it felt like, in many ways, that he was talking to the souls of the people not only who died in
Hiroshima but all the people who died in World War II, and what was very clear was at the same time, gentle and emotional, but a bold statement.
ELISE LABOTT, CNN GLOBAL AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT: A very bold statement, Robyn, and as we noted, he didn't make an apology. In fact, just the
opposite. He pretty much blamed Imperial Japan for causing the war in the first place and not saying necessarily that the U.S. made the wrong choice.
In fact, a lot of historians and many Americans think that President Truman did make the right choice in 1945 to launch that atomic bomb to save
millions of lives and end the war. He was saying the whole concept of war, the whole human condition that leads us to want to kill one another, that's
what the world needs to reexamine, and he was also -- this is a real goal of his administration in terms of nonproliferation, and that's a goal that
in many ways remains out of reach. He's standing not far from North Korea where, in many ways, that nuclear program is closer to the edge than it was
when he took office. So while he was looking back making a nod to history, paying tribute to the suffering that took place, he was also looking
forward and saying, this must never happen again.
CURNOW: Indeed. And also, though, acknowledging just how hard that is and also looking back at home, despite his lofty vision for, you said
nonproliferation, the reduction of the U.S. nuclear arsenal has slowed during his administration according to a new report.
[10:05:05] LABOTT: And he pretty much said that, that the U.S. in fact has such a large nuclear arsenal, and that's something that -- we just were
talking a few weeks ago about the fourth nuclear security summit where over 100 leaders came to the United States to talk about the goal of ending
nuclear weapons, and that's a goal that does remain out of reach, but he thought that going to Hiroshima -- and the one world living example of what
the catastrophic nature of what an atomic bomb does, was a good time to refocus the world's attention on the need for a world without nuclear
weapons. But you know, not everybody in Japan believes that. Obviously, since World War II, Japan has adopted a real pacifist mentality and is very
against nuclear weapons, but Japan is under the nuclear umbrella, and with everything going on with North Korea right now, it was a very delicate
balance that President Obama had to strike in terms of talking about a world without nuclear weapons, but not giving a wrong signal as a deterrent
message to North Korea, who was clearly watching that speech.
CURNOW: Indeed. Thanks so much. Elise Labott, appreciate it.
It is official. Donald Trump has secured enough delegates to clinch the U.S. Republican presidential nomination. It happened on a day no votes
were cast. Several unbound delegates gave their support to Trump, putting him over the top. As Jason Carroll now tells us, Trump used the occasion
to blast his likely opponent in November as well as the man he hopes to succeed.
DONALD TRUMP (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: We had a big day today. Today was a day where we hit the 1,237, right? 1,237.
JASON CARROLL, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Donald Trump, officially clinching the Republican nomination, and squashing the once fervent efforts from the GOP
establishment to stop him.
TRUMP: Most of them said -- and they said very strongly -- he will never be the nominee. I could name them but I don't want to embarrass them.
CARROLL: Trump boasting that he's one step closer to the White House than Hillary Clinton.
TRUMP: Here I am watching Hillary fight, and she can't close the deal. That should be such an easy deal to close.
CARROLL: Trump continuing to hit Clinton hard on that Inspector General's report which criticized her for using her personal e-mail server to do
government business when she was secretary of state.
TRUMP: She has bad judgment. This was all bad judgment. Probably illegal, we'll have to find out what the FBI says about it, but certainly
it was bad judgment.
CARROLL: Trump also taking aim at President Obama.
TRUMP: He's a president who's done a horrible job. Obama could never come up with a solution. Number one, he's incompetent.
CARROLL: After Obama voiced world leaders' concerns about Trump during a G7 summit.
OBAMA: They're rattled by it. The proposals that he's made display either ignorance of world affairs or a cavalier attitude.
CARROLL: Hillary Clinton echoing those fears.
HILLARY CLINTON (D), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: This man, who is an unqualified loose cannon, is within reach of the most important job in the
world. So it should concern every American.
CARROLL: But a defiant Trump is embracing the criticism.
TRUMP: That's good if they're nervous. That's good. I will have a better relationship with other countries than he has, except we'll do much better
and they won't be taking advantage of us anymore.
CARROLL: As Trump continues to be hammered for his controversial remarks about Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren.
TRUMP: Who, Pocahontas? (laughter) Pocahontas?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Should you use that term -- ?
TRUMP: She is -- is it offensive?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: That's very offensive.
TRUMP: Oh, I'm sorry about that. Pocahontas? So what'd you say?
I think she's as Native American as I am, OK? That I will tell you. But she's a woman that's been very ineffective, other than she's got a big
CARROLL: Trump also hinting he's wide open to who his running mate will be after his campaign chairman said choosing a woman or minority would be
viewed as pandering.
TRUMP: We're looking for absolute competence. I fully expect that we will have many women involved.
CARROLL: Going forward, Donald Trump says he's going to focus on trying to turn states that have been traditionally blue, red. Places like New York,
Washington, and California -- he has two events in California today. He also has to do more work to unite his party. He has yet to earn the
endorsement of House Speaker Paul Ryan. Jason Carroll, CNN, New York.
CURNOW: Thanks to Jason. Well, Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders are pushing forward an idea to face off against each other in a debate. Sunlen
Serfaty has more on that, and the lead up to the June 7 primary in California.
SUNLEN SERFATY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Overnight, Bernie Sanders stoking talk of a debate between him and Donald Trump.
SEN. BERNIE SANDERS (D-VT), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: You made it possible for us to have a very interesting debate.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (laughter) That's right.
SANDERS: -- about two guys who look at the world very, very differently.
[10:10:10] SERFATY: And blasting primary opponent, Hillary Clinton, for declining to debate before California's June 7th primary.
SANDERS: It's kind of insulting to the people of the largest state in the United States of America, not to come forward and talk about the issues,
serious issues, that impact this state and impact the country.
SERFATY: But Trump appears to be taking the bait, as long as they can raise millions for charity.
TRUMP: I would love to debate Bernie. He's a dream.
SERFATY: Clinton now scrambling to drum up support before the delegate rich primary as Sanders refuses to concede the nomination. The latest poll
in California shows Clinton and Sanders locked in a dead heat just days before the final contest.
SANDERS: If we can win big here in California and in the other five states that are up on June 7, we're going to go marching into the Democratic
convention with enormous momentum, and I believe we're going to go marching out with the Democratic nomination.
SERFATY: Contending with trust issues over her personal e-mail use as secretary of state, Clinton going on an uncharacteristic media blitz
defending herself against a scathing Inspector General report which called her out for setting up and using a private e-mail server.
CLINTON: This report makes clear that personal e-mail use was the practice under other secretaries of state and the rules were not clarified until
after I had left. But as I've said many times, it was still a mistake. If I could go back, I'd do it differently --
SERFATY: And Hillary Clinton has started to reach out and extend an olive branch to Bernie Sanders' supporters here in California last night,
specifically going out of her way to praise Bernie Sanders saying he has run a campaign that he should be proud of, but also very notably at the
same time, Clinton sending a very clear message calling on California voters to send a message themselves with their vote on June 7. Sunlen
Serfaty, CNN, Los Angeles.
CURNOW: You're watching CNN. Ahead at THE INTERNATIONAL DESK, a very special update on a brave boy.
ARWA DAMON, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: (inaudible) in numerous ways. He has been a hero for many over the years, superman is
CURNOW: Arwa Damon's update on Yousef who survived a horrific attack in Iraq when he was just four years old. Wait until you hear where he's
CURNOW: We have new information about the search for the missing Egyptair plane. Egypt state run news agency is reporting that Airbus detected
signals from an emergency locater transmitted on the plane, those devices that send signals at the time of impact. And we are just hearing about it
[10:15:01] Those signals do not continue to transmit. The flight recorders or black boxes do, but they are still missing. French
investigators have sent a ship with deepwater devices to look for them. The emergency signal narrowed the search area to about a five kilometer
radius in the Mediterranean sea. Sixty-six people died in the crash of flight 804 earlier this month.
And we have a very special update about a young boy whose story we've been following for years after masked men set him on fire near his Baghdad home.
Our Arwa Damon was the first to tell Yousef's story and an international outpouring of support followed. Here's a portion of her reporting from
DAMON: For Yousef and his family, this was not just a journey from Iraq to America. In the words of his father, it was a journey from death to life.
It's like a dream, not reality, his mother says, glimpsing America for the first time. Pinch me, it's strange. Am I really coming to America?
CURNOW: Well that was nine years ago, almost nine years ago. Now Yousef is a teenager getting ready to enter high school. Arwa Damon caught up
with him near his home in Los Angeles.
DAMON: Hey, look at you. You got so big.
Yousef has grown in numerous ways. He has been a hero for many over the years, Superman is his.
YOUSEF, IRAQI BURN VICTIM: So in our project in my English class, and so each person got to choose one superhero.
DAMON: Do you identify with him?
DAMON: In what sense?
YOUSEF: I try to fit in with everyone.
DAMON: And is that still hard for you?
YOUSEF: Not really because now I make friends easily.
DAMON: Yousef was just four years old when masked men attacked him outside his Baghdad home.
YOUSEF (via translator): They poured gasoline, burnt me, and ran.
DAMON: We reported his story. The outpouring of support came from across the globe and Yousef and his family ended up in Los Angeles where his
parents heard their son laugh and shriek for the first time in the months since the attack. Where strangers gathered in prayer on the beach, moving
his mother to tears. He has since undergone multiple surgeries, the memory of Iraq and the evil he experienced all but erased.
DAMON: You were saying you don't remember anything about Baghdad.
YOUSEF: Yes, I don't. I don't remember my family that much. Only my grandparents.
DAMON: In many ways, he's just like any other teen, obsessed with soccer, has loads of friends, and still wants to become a doctor to help others.
But he knows he may not see him homeland in his lifetime.
DAMON: You've been following the news about what's happening in Iraq with ISIS and -- ?
YOUSEF: Yes. I feel really bad for all the people and all those kids and stuff. It's like those terrorists aren't Muslims. They're just
DAMON: We still can't disclose his father's identity for the security of the family back in Iraq.
WESSAM, FATHER OF YOUSEF: I'm trying not to read and see what's going on because whatever I see is sad there. Everything is just sad.
DAMON: And life as a refugee is never easy. Wessam has only been able to find a part-time job and is looking for more work.
WESSAM: At the same time, as you see, like so many people looking for jobs, not only me.
DAMON: They are all profoundly aware that they are fortunate to have survived and escaped the war zone thanks to the kindness of strangers who
continue to finance Yousef's medical care.
YOUSEF: Every surgery that I have is like one step closer to the finish line.
DAMON: You're starting high school.
YOUSEF: Yes. I'm really excited to.
DAMON: Arwa Damon, CNN, Los Angeles.
CURNOW: And if you would like to help Yousef and his family, they have set up a gofundme page. You can find the address on Arwa's Twitter page
For months now, we've reported on the dire conditions Syrian refugees are living in after fleeing civil war in their homeland. Tens of thousands of
people are living in makeshift camps in Greece. For one family, the situation is extreme. Their 6-year-old son is dying and can't get the
medical care he so desperately needs. Our Atika Shubert joins us now live from Northern Greece with her exclusive report. Tell us what they said to
you. Hi there, Atika.
ATIKA SHUBERT, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Hi, Robyn. Yes, we've been visiting a number of camps in the area. We're actually at an official camp at the
moment, but many of the people that were at the makeshift camp in (inaudible) have also just been -- just moved to smaller makeshift camps
also near the border, and in one of those camps is where we met the Daar family and the very dire circumstances they were in. Take a look.
SHUBERT: Alyaman Daar is 6 years old. He cannot swallow food. He breathes with difficulty. He has advanced muscular dystrophy. Zaher
Sahloul is a Syrian doctor treating Alyaman, but this is no hospital room. This is a tent at a makeshift camp inside a highway petrol station in
[10:20:13] DOCTOR ZAHER SAHLOUL, SYRIAN DOCTOR: He's clearly dehydrated. If he is in a place with good access to health care, he should receive IV
fluid, should receive oxygen. He may need to be on a ventilator.
SHUBERT: He sleeps all day. His mother, Johaina, must wake him to feed him like a baby bird.
His father just showed me this photo taken ten months ago before they came here, and in that time, as you can see, he's deteriorated very quickly.
He's not eating any food and the only way to feed him is with a syringe feeding him milk.
Johaina and Wasel Daar have three children. At home in Deir Ezzor, Syria, they could bring Alyaman to a hospital for therapy. But then the war came.
Fighting closed off access to the hospitals and the family fled on foot, by car, by boat, but after three months of waiting at refugee camps in Greece,
doctors say it's too late.
So how are you preparing yourself for the possibility that he may not survive?
She answers, it comes from God so we must accept it. But now I worry about my daughter. I don't want her to suffer like her brother.
One-year-old Bisan is now showing similar symptoms. She can no longer crawl and her tiny hands can barely grasp his father's finger. Her older
sister, 3 1/2-year-old (ph) Liman, has no symptoms so far. There is no cure for muscular dystrophy. It's a genetic disorder that causes weakness
and eventually loss of muscle mass. But regular therapy and medication can ease symptoms and prolong life. But that is medical care that Alyaman's
parents can only dream of. Johaina is overwhelmed and she begins to cry. I wish I could have found access to proper medical care for my son, but
being here in this tent, his health has only gotten worse. She clings to the hope that the family will be allowed to find a home in Europe before
it's too late.
SHUBERT: Now Robyn, there is a glimmer of hope for the family. After we spoke to them, they were contacted by the Swiss embassy here. They have
been granted an emergency visa and we understand that tonight the family will depart for Switzerland. An emergency visa for humanitarian reasons,
but we also understand from his doctors that he remains in critical condition and terminally ill. Robyn --
CURNOW: Powerful reporting there. Thanks so much. Atika Shubert.
Well, migrant crisis is one of the big issues British voters will wrestle with when they decide whether to leave the E.U. Another big issue, the
economic impact. G7 leaders are warning that a Brexit could pose a serious threat to the world economy. They say it could hamper global trade and
investment, hit job creation, and pose a real risk to growth. Polls show Britons are divided on whether to stay inside Europe, but for some, the
issue is as personal as it is political. Nina dos Santos met one family of farmers who are divided on how they will vote.
NINA DOS SANTOS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: After ten years of marriage, three kids, and a growing family business, Carrie and Chad (ph) Cryer have
started to have their differences.
CARRIE CRYER, FARMER: You'll be saying, I told you so. Say we go out and things get --
DOS SANTOS: Their beef? Not with each other, but over Brussels, which Chad believes has sown the seeds of unfair competition.
CHAD CRYER: I'm going to be voting out because I think the E.U. favors large business and big business and I don't think that is really the way
farming in this country should be going.
DOS SANTOS: Whilst Carrie credits the E.U. with access to a larger market and essential funds for upgrading their facilities.
CARRIE CRYER: I'm going to be voting for Britain to stay in in the referendum. I think that farming will do better if we stay in. I think
that there's more support from European governments for farming than there is from the U.K. government.
DOS SANTOS: Across the British Isles, agriculture is an emotive issue. About 70 percent of the country's land mass is dedicated to it. But it's a
sector that only employs about one percent of the work force, and for that one percent, Brussels provides a financial lifeline. For farms like this,
that's equivalent to almost half of their yearly income in the form of subsidies.
The E.U. may sound like a cash cow but such subsidies don't go far, especially in the dairy sector where a collapse in milk prices has sent
more than half of the U.K. dairy farmers out of business since 2000. And to keep the farm going for a fourth generation, they Cryers have had to
diversify into higher margin products like cheese, yogurt, and honey.
[10:25:08] As irony would have it, it was a trip to the European parliament to receive an award for their prized (ph) Wiltshire loaf that
left Chad cheesed off.
CHAD CRYER: I went there with an open mind, but made up my mind while I was there. Our voice in Europe is too divided. We can never vote together
as a block as the French and the Germans do, and it's for that reason that I think we should renegotiate somehow, and the only way we can do that is
to come out.
DOS SANTOS: Whether the U.K. decides in favor of pastures new or stays with the herd, the effects of that decision will live on in the next wave
of Cryers. What do they make of that?
So (ph) babe, do you think we should stay in Europe or do you think we should go out? Your mummy's team or daddy's team?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I guess whichever is best for farmers.
DOS SANTOS: Nina dos Santos, CNN Money, Wiltshire, England.
CURNOW: You're watching CNN. Still ahead, U.S. President Obama remembers the victims of Hiroshima decades after the atomic bombing there. Now he's
calling for an end to nuclear weapons. And a Chinese TV commercial sparks outrage on social media. We'll explain why. That's all ahead.
CURNOW: You're watching THE INTERNATIONAL DESK. I'm Robyn Curnow. Here's a check on the headlines. Twenty-three athletes who competed in the 2012
London Olympics have failed re-tests on samples to detect doping. They're from five different sports and come from a total of six countries. The
testing focused on possible competitors in the Rio games. The IOC previously caught 31 athletes for illegal doping in the 2008 Beijing
And Airbus has detected signals from Egyptair flight 804's emergency locator transmitter. That's according to Egypt's state run news agency.
Now teams will search an area with about a five kilometer radius. The black boxes from the plane have not been retrieved.
China is reportedly angry about a G7 statement on the South China Sea. The Reuter's news agency reports that G7 leaders agreed to send a strong
message objecting to China's maritime claims in the disputed waters. China says the message does not help regional stability.
U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima comes at a crucial time for Japan. It's government faces increasing regional threats, including
North Korea's nuclear ambitions. Donald Trump has even suggested Japan should have its own nuclear weapons, an idea that scares Hiroshima's
survivors. Will Ripley has this story.
[10:30:03] WILL RIPLEY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Most survivors of Hiroshima in Nagasaki, they'd live to see this day. For the first time, sitting
American President paying his respects at the site of the world's first atomic bombing.
BARRACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT: Why do we come to this place? To Hiroshima? We come to ponder a terrible force unleashed in the not-so-distant past. We
come to mourn the dead.
RIPLEY: Hundreds of protesters outside Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park. Some demanding an apology from the United States. President Obama did not
apologize but did renew his call for a world without nuclear weapons. President Harry Truman's controversial order to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki
effectively ended World War II. It also caused an estimated 200,000 deaths, mostly civilians. Kayuko Mouri says her father died young from
radiation exposure but like many survivors, she's not angry.
I want to thank the American President for visiting Hiroshima, she says. I know he wants to abolish nuclear weapons but it's not an easy goal.
Critics say the president's anti-nuclear rhetoric is stronger than his record. He faces skepticism over the Iran deal. Plus North Korea has
conducted three nuclear tests while he's been in office.
DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Wouldn't you rather in a certain sense, have Japan have nuclear when North Korea has nuclear weapons? And
they do have them, they absolutely have them.
RIPLEY: That suggestion by Donald Trump is raising Hiroshima's nuclear fears especially among those who remember the day it rained fire here.
Survivors say this city stands for peace.
TADATOSHI AKIBA, FORMER MAYOR: And that's what they really want.
RIPLEY: Hiroshima's former mayor, Tadatoshi Akiba, has been asking every president since Ronald Reagan to visit his city.
AKIBA: His visit is making that real.
RIPLEY: Akiba hopes the survivor's message will endure, much like this street car that withstood the A-bomb and is still in service today. A
handful of survivors met briefly with President Obama. Including Shigaki Mouri who worked for decades to gain official recognition of 12 American
POWs killed in Hiroshima. Mouri told me earlier this week, he's been waiting his whole life for this moment. He hopes Obama can convince other
world leaders to give up nuclear weapons before it's too late. Will Ripley,CNN. Hiroshima, J apan.
CURNOW: Emotional moment there. Well, remember the attack on Sony Pictures that leaked e-mails and even entire movies. The U.S. blamed
publicly that on the North Korean government. Well, that same hacker group known as Lazarus, may have broken into four banks around the world. For
more on this,
I'm joined by CNN money correspondent, Jose Pagliery. Hi there.
JOSE PAGLIERY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Hi.
CURNOW: How do they know this might or might not be North Korea again? Is there rare piece of code that's providing some sort of clue, isn't there?
PAGLIERY: That's right. That's right. Now, let's tread carefully here because in these matters, nothing is as it seems. That's what we've
learned about cyber security and hackers. And so, private cyber security companies, BAE, in BRITAIN and now Symantec here in the United States have
taken a look at the code used by the hackers attacking these banks. And what they've noticed is that the particular code, the way it functions, the
instructions, the way it's constructed, all of that is eerily similar. In fact, very much the same as what was used to attack Sony in 2014 and to
attack media companies and banks in South Korea in 2013.
Now, now, this is where transit of logic would come in. Because the FBI said that the Sony hack was North Korea. South Korea said that the hack in
2013 was North Korea. And so what we've got here is an event statement. If North Korea did, indeed, do these two hacks, then all the signs are
pointing at them doing the hacks this time around on the global financial system.
CURNOW: OK. So, then the question is why, and how much money was taken? I know the New York Times started off their article with saying "This seems
to be the first known case of a nation using digital attacks for financial gain."
PAGLIERY: Sure. The -- I mean, the danger here is that hackers are very much able to empty bank vaults electronically. I mean, most banks don't
keep their cash in actual hard cash. They -- for -- in the instance, a Bangladesh Central Bank, they kept their money at the New York Federal
Reserve. And it's really electronic. And so, all it takes is a bank hacker entering a smaller bank and telling other banks to move
funds around. Now, as to the motive North Korea is pretty strapped for cash. I mean, their GDP is incredibly small compared to its neighbor South
Korea. And so, it needs all the help it can get.
Now the motive is there for them to steal money. The question is still whether or not they would.
CURNOW: OK. And then the question is, how safe broadly then is the banking system?
PAGLIERY: That's difficult to say. Because the fact of the matter is, large banks, especially in Europe and the United States, do a fantastic job
of protecting their computer networks. Bit what this string of bank heists has shown us, is that no matter how much security is placed in the large
banks, is small banks don't do it. Let's keep in mind that there's a global financial network, and all the banks are talking to one another with
this system called swift.
And so, if bank hackers enter the smaller banks, they can enter the system and start moving money around. In the case of Bangladesh's Central Bank,
it was a $101 million. I mean, put your -- you know, try to figure that out. A $101 million moved over the course of a weekend.
In the case of a bank in Vietnam, there was an attempt to transfer more than $1 million. Same thing in the Philippines. And so, what we're --
what we're seeing is the ability for hackers from a computer to move vast amounts of money that they could never do by showing up at a bank with
weapons and stuffing bags.
CURNOW: Yes. It's fascinating. Thank you so much Jose, appreciate it.
CURNOW: Well, one of the two people who went missing on Mt. Everest last week has been found dead on the mountain. Friday morning, a team of
Sherpas discovered Paresh Chandra Nath's body. Nath is seen here in the white jacket. He had been missing on Everest since Saturday. The Sherpas
were not immediately able to carry his body to base camp because of the weather conditions. Another member of Nath's climbing team is still
missing. Five people have died on Everest this climbing season.
A woman in the United States is infected with what doctors are calling a superbug. It is resistant to even the most powerful antibiotics. It's
the first case of its kind in the U.S. and the centers for disease control warns it's just the beginning. Our chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay
Gupta has a closer look.
DR. SANJAY GUPTA, CNN CORRESPONDENT: All we know at this point is that this woman is 49 years old, that she's from Pennsylvania. That -- she was
seen in a clinic, she wasn't in a hospital, seen in a clinic and she was found to have this bacteria, an E-coli bacteria that does not get killed by
any existing antibiotic. She hasn't traveled from oversea recently so this has not appeared to have come from another country.
And now the focus for researchers is going to be, "What do we do about this? How do we prevent this particular bacteria which is resistant to
antibiotics from spreading? And where are the new antibiotics going to come from? Where are they going to come from? When are they going to
Again, I think medical officials for some time have been anticipating a day like this. So, there's been various strategies in the works. But as things
stand now, there is a bacteria out there that doesn't respond. We just got to make sure it doesn't spread. And that we have more, more tools in the
toolbox as soon as possible. Back to you.
CURNOW: Thank you so much, Sanjay Gupta, there. Still to come at the International Desk. The Chinese laundry soap commercial was being called
one of the most racist ads ever. That story is next.
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[10:40:34] CURNOW: A laundry detergent commercial from China has become a target on social media with some calling at the most racist advert they've
seen. Matt Rivers brings us the story from Beijing.
MATT RIVERS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, this advertisement has created the storm here in China. With many people online calling the commercial for a
type of laundry detergent unequivocally racist, and once you see it, it's not hard to see why. The ad features a Chinese woman and a black man
flirting. Strides over to her and when he leans in for a kiss, she pops a detergent capsule into his mouth and she throws him into the machine. And
spin for a bit. And when she opens the washing machine a bit later a smiling Chinese man pops out to the woman's apparent delight. It is
incredibly offensive and has sparked backlash across the world and on Chinese social media.
One user wrote, quote, "My god. Don't Chinese marketing people get any education about race?" Another wrote, quote, "If you don't understand why
it's racist, congratulations! You're a racist." The ad appears to be a blatant rip off of a similarly criticized italian laundry commercial from
the mid 2000s. A slim Italian man is washed with, quote, "Color detergent" and emerges a muscular black man with the slogan, quote, "Color is better."
A large number of Africans live here in china, particularly in the southern province of Guangdong. And there have been complaints of prejudice against
people with darker skin across the country. CNN reached out to the company behind the ad, Qiaobi, but receives no response. Matt Rivers, CNN,
CURNOW: Yikes. Another story. We got to close with a rather happy event. They went word for word, noun for noun, letter for letter, but for the
third year in a row, it's a tie at the U.S. Scripps National Spelling Bee. Eleven year-old Nihar Janga of Texas and 13-year-old, Jairam Hathwar of New
York are sharing the top prize. First, Jairam, seen on the right correctly spelling Feldenkrais, barely pronounced that, which educational approach
designed to improve moment. And the competition ended after Nihar nailed the German word g gesellschaft.
NIHAR JANGA: G-E-S-E-L-L-S-C-H-A-F-T. Gesellschaft.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: That is correct.
CURNOW: Good boy. Each winner will receive a $40,000 cash prize and other gifts. Nihar's dad also promised him a trip to see the Dallas Cowboys
game. And get this, Jairam's older brother was a co-champion, just two years ago.
That does it for us here at the "International Desk." Thanks for watching. I'm Robyn Curnow. "World Sport" is next.
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