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[10:00:11] ROBYN CURNOW, CNN ANCHOR: Hello and welcome, I'm Robyn Curnow.

In just a few hours Hillary Clinton plans to deliver a scorching statement of Donald Trump. Now, its bill to the foreign policy speech, but it's more

than likely to be a kind of warning in which she says Trump is not just wrong on foreign policy issues, but that he's down right dangerous.

But as Jason Carroll reports, Trump is ready for a fight.



JASON CARROLL, CNN CORRESPONDENT: After a day of intense scrutiny over his controversy- ridden Trump University, Donald Trump burning barrage of

assaults against Hillary Clinton.

TRUMP: Hillary is not a talented person, one of the worst secretaries of state in the history of our country. She is not qualified because she has

bad judgment.

CARROLL: Trump, trying to get ahead of a Clinton speech today where she criticizes his foreign policy proposals including one, where Trump suggest

arming South Korea and Japan with nuclear weapons.

TRUMP: They send me a copy of the speech, and it was such lies about my foreign policy that they said I want Japan to nuke. I want Japan to get

nuclear weapons, give me a break.

CARROLL: That policy, when he's actually called for multiple times.

TRUMP: North Korea has nukes. Japan has a problem with that I mean they have a big problem with that. May be they would in fact be better off if

they defend themselves from North Korea. Maybe would be better -- including with nukes, yes.

CARROLL: But Clinton, unleashing her sharpest attacks yet against the presumptive nominee relentlessly slamming him as a fraud.

HILLARY CLINTON, (D) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: He is trying to scum America the way he scammed all those people at Trump U.

CARROLL: The Democratic front runner capitalizing a newly released testimony from X's staffers accusing Trump University of unethical,

misleading and dishonest conduct. A fraudulent scheme, that preyed on the elderly and uneducated to separate them from their money.

CLINTON: Trump and his employees took advantage of vulnerable Americans encouraging them to destroy their financial futures, all while making

promises they knew where false from the beginning. Donald Trump himself is a fraud.

CARROLL: President Obama also bringing the heat against Trump.

BARACK OBAMA, U.S. PRESIDENT: He just says -- I know, I'm going to negotiate a better deal. How exactly are you going to negotiate that? What

magic wand do you have? And usually the answer is you don't have an answer.

CARROLL: Trump unsurprisingly vowing to hit back.

TRUMP: He's going to start campaigning. Well, if he campaigns, that means I'm allowed to hit him just like I hit Bill Clinton I guess, right?


CURNOW: Lots to talk about. Let's take a closer look at what we can expect from Hillary Clinton's foreign policy speech in the next few hours.

We're joined by Steve Elmendorf, who help run John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign. He's now supporting Hillary Clinton.

Hi there Steve, I mean you heard Donald Trump in that piece, he's got quite a lot of ammunition himself, Benghazi, e-mails has Mrs. Clinton answer

those questions sufficiently?

STEVE ELMENDORF, FMR. DEPUTY CAMPAIGN MANAGER, JOHN KERRY: Well, I think she has. She spent 11 hours answering every possible question about

Benghazi from the Republicans and congress. She's answered a lot of questions about e-mail from a lot of people. And I don't think either of

those are what the American voters are going to be looking at in November.

I think they're going to be looking at these two candidates and asking themselves who do I want to be the next commander-in-chief, who do I think

is qualified to be the leader of the free world? And I think in that contest she's going to win pretty easily.

CURNOW: So, what do you want to hear from her today, what do you think voters want to hear from her today?

ELMENDORF: Well, one thing I think they want to hear is an optimistic view about our place in the world. I think one of the things that Donald Trump

says all the time that's really wrong is that, you know, he denigrates our military, he denigrates our place in the world, you know, the United States

is the greatest country on the face of the earth. It has a great military.

Sure we could do some things better and sure we have to work on relations with individual countries, but all in all we're in a pretty good place and

I think you'll hear an optimistic vision about what we need to do in the future and I also think you'll here her talk about his policies that are --

they're just -- they're not just wrong, they're like completely out of the mainstream of both Republican politics and Democratic politics.

Nobody talks about, you know, increasing the number of countries that have nuclear weapons or building a wall with Mexico or banning one particular

religious group from coming into our country. You know, his ideas are extreme and they will harm the United States in a long run, they will not

do what he wants -- what he says he wants to do which is make America great again.

You make America great again by opening up our borders and by, you know, bringing in new people and by engaging with the world.

[10:05:00] CURNOW: So then who is Secretary Clinton going to be talking to today, who's her audience? The National Security know could be a catalyst

that drives independence or moderate Republicans to her this for, so she's got to be -- she's got to have a balance here in terms of how she's gives

across her message.

ELMENDORF: Well, I think she's talking now to the broader electorate, you know, we've been through a primary process in both parties where the

candidates have been talking to a narrow group of people who vote in individual party primaries, you know, Donald Trump has done very well among

the 20 million people or 30 million people who participated in the Republican primary process.

But we're about to be talking to a 150 million people who will participate in a general election, and a lot of those people are independents, a lot of

those people are Republicans who have questions about Donald Trump's temperament and questions about his policies.

And I think she's talking to that broader electorate about, "OK, he's been through this primary process, it has been entertaining for some, it's been

degusting for some, but now we are choosing the commander-in-chief and it's a serious time with serious questions about what this candidate is


CURNOW: We heard that President Obama, waiting in this week. How much does Secretary Clinton need him?

ELMENDORF: I think, you know, the more popular President Obama is, the better it will be for Hillary Clinton and the Democrats both in terms of

how popular he is with Bernie Sanders' supporters, I saw a number yesterday where 83 percent of the Sanders' supporters have a favorable view of Barack

Obama. So I think he'll be really important in unifying the party and I also think he as he is more popular in the broader country he provides a

real contrast with Donald Trump.

He is somebody who has done this job for eight years effectively, who can talk about what it's like to deal with the word leaders, who can be an

important validator for the role Hillary Clinton played as Secretary of State. So I think he's going to be very important to our success.

CURNOW: Steve Elmendorf, thank you.

ELMENDORF: Thank you.

CURNOW: And we'll bring you Hillary Clinton's speech live. Our coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. in London, 8:30 in Berlin.

And thousand are out of their homes as deadly flooding sweeps part of Europe. At least five people were killed across France and Germany and in

Paris. Weather Spain is expected to crease within 24 hours the worst may be yet to come.

Well, our Jim Bittermann joins us now live from the French capital. Hi there Jim. You by the stand where the waters are raising in preparations

are being made. Tell us about it.

JIM BITTERMANN, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, exactly that Robyn, in fact they are a bit worried about what's going to happen here in

the next 24 hours. So right now the sand continues to rise, I'm just upstream from the Alexander III Bridge here. A lot of people have been to

Pairs would know that one right away.

And you can see over my right shoulder here what's going on, these are the walkways and normally with pedestrians will be sitting and having a coffee

or a meal or something, those restaurants down there are completely flooded and then we've saw just a bit ago, we saw a refrigerator from one of the

restaurants floating away and down the sand.

There has been a lot of debris in the river this afternoon. The water levels are rising quite rapidly, we're just in a couple of hours that we've

been here and they've gone up about 2 inches right where we are and they expect their level the sand they crashed at about 5.6 meters, that would

put up a far higher that's it's been in years, almost as high as it was back in 1988 which the flood that a lot of people remembered.

In any case that would make it about a 1.5 foot higher that it is right now. And of course, it's been lead to a lot of flooded base -- basements

and other things, already they have shutdown parts of the RER c line which is a commuter line that been shutdown and a number of the metro stations

have also been shutdown because they're low lying areas, we're waiting to hear what will happen at the lobe it's open right now but there's a

possibility they have to close the lobe tomorrow. And we're also waiting for a news conference from City Hall to basically tell us what the planning

is. Robyn.

CURNOW: Yeah, and people have been warned to not to go too close to those rising waters, but as you're talking we've also been running pictures off

from towns and cities across France I mean I understand that basically like 8,000 rescues throughout the country.

BITTERMANN: Might even be higher than that they've evacuated thousands of people or couple towns upriver here where it has been raining constantly

for two or three days now. I have been totally evacuate town of Nemours was a very hard hit and most of the center of town was evacuated.

The Prime Minister visited there and the Interior administer visit there this morning promising aid and assistant. But right now it all depends on

the weather, it stopped raining just to the last minute or two here but in fact it has been raining off on all after longer of course not just -- I

had to the rise and the river levels, their sand is a big feeder in this area and up river has been rain falling for 48 or 72 hours now. So it's a

real problem and we're waiting to see what happens here and there I said it could go much higher that it is right now, may be a 1.5 or 2 feet higher

than it is right now.

[10:10:16] CURNOW: Well, thanks so much. And we'll keep on checking it with you throughout the day, Jim Bittermann there.

To Rio now, we're just 64 days away from the summer Olympics and as the athlete's get ready some are finding piled up garbage even raw sewage in

the waters where they'll be competing.

Our Ivan Watson, got on a boat to take a look.


IVAN WATSON, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Athletes training for peak performance. Members of the German Olympic sailing team preparing for

what will be the first Olympic female competition in this class of sailboat.

On the surface, the view of the coast of the Olympic host city Rio de Janeiro, pretty spectacular, but the sailors are trying hard to stay out of

the water.


WATSON: They say the bay here is terribly polluted.

You hit garbage out here?


WATSON: What kind of garbage, what do you think?

ANIKA LORENZ, GERMAN OLYMPIC SAILOR: A lot of plastic bags, but training parts far as of us also (ph) hit a chair or some wood.

WATSON: Furniture?


WATSON: This is the kind of stuff they're talking about.

Look at this trail of garbage. Flip flops, tennis shoes, blocks of wood on the surface of Guanabara Bay, very close to where the sailors and athletes

are training.

Rio has been struggling with its notoriously polluted waters for decades. We caught up with the city's mayor at the opening of a brand new sewage

treatment plant. It's aimed at providing modern services to hundreds of thousands of residents of Rio for the very first time.

Do you think the water is going to be safe for the Olympic athletes?

EDUARDO PAES, MAYOR OF RIO DE JANEIRO: Yes, I mean, we had -- first thing because where in the Guanabara Bay, the sailing is going to happen, it's

the cleanest area of Guanabara Bay, the entrance of Guanabara Bay.

WATSON: But people who make a living in Rio's waters disagree with the mayor. We don't get far and fisherman Felipe Fernandez's boat before his

motor stalls. The propeller tangled in a plastic bag.

Travel a little further and we find this.

It smells awful and not just like mud at low tide, but something far more toxic and the fishermen we're with says this is basically raw sewage that

has washed down out of the city.

The untreated waste of millions of Rio's residents who do not have modern sanitation, it all drains into canals like this where local fishermen moor

their boats.

How's the fishing? "We don't fish here," he says.

Impossible. "Look at Rio now," he tells me. "We will host the Olympics, but we don't even have a basic sewage system."

The pollution here, one of the sad realities facing residents and now athletes at these upcoming Olympics. But these German sailors say they're

willing to risk these dirty waters for their shot at Olympic glory.

Ivan Watson, CNN, Rio de Janeiro.


CURNOW: Great piece there from Ivan. You're watching CNN, Coming up.

Iraq goes on the offensive to free thousands from a long and deadly ISIS occupation we'll go to Bagdad for a live report.

And Football star Lionel Messi is accused of hiding money an off-shore accounts and then evading millions of dollars and tax, we'll hear about the

trial up next.


[10:16:03] CURNOW: The Iraqi Prime Minister says, their military operation to free Fallujah from ISIS is still underway, despite reports to the

country, tens of thousands of people are trapped inside the city with some likely being used as human shield.

Our Ben Wedeman is in Bagdad with the latest. Hi there Ben. I mean we know this offensive will take time but we're also now seeing some images form

the front lines, tell us about that.

BEN WEDEMAN, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Yeah, we've just saw some footage broadcast on Al Iraqiya T.V. provided by the Iraq military, it

looks like a shot from a helicopter flying around Falluja the perimeters of the city and what you see in some instances are civilians on the grounds

waving up at the helicopter.

Now, we understand from the Iraqi military that they've managed to cut off the last sort of route possible for ISIS out of Falluja, but it links

Falluja with the town of Saqlawiyah which is northwest of the city and therefore that definitely is progress for the Iraqi forces.

But sort of in the big picture the offensive Iraqi officials including Haider Al-Abadi the Prime Minister, are keen to stress that the operation

is going according to plan, according to schedule but they are running into difficulties, first of all, because of the amount of resistance by ISIS

which of course has been in control of Falluja for 2.5 years.

Many of their fighters come from Falluja, so they have something of a hometown advantage. And at the same time we're hearing commanders saying

that it's very difficult to operate in the terrain around Falluja, there are a lot of sort of swampy territory in that area and there have been

sandstorms as well, and of course, on top off all that is as you mentioned the situation of the approximately according to the UNHCR 50,000 civilians

still stuck inside of Falluja.

And now the U.N. says, and so many of them as many as 20,000 of them may be children and then some of them could be pressed into service on behalf of

ISIS, we've also seen some fairly moving videos so to speak of traumatized civilians managing to get out of Falluja, they're waving a white flag and

one man is hysterically shouting that ISIS has deprived us some food and medicine for months and that they're just happy to get out of that city. So

I think we may be seeing more scenes like that as the humanitarian situation goes from dire to disastrous as this operation continues. Robyn.

CURNOW: And in total of this operation, what is the coordination like between these patch work of military units taking on ISIS here?

WEDEMAN: It's seems to be relatively good in the sense that you do have very diverse elements, you have the Iraqi army, the federal police, the

Anbar province police force, you have the special anti-terrorist forces trained and equipped by the United States and then you have this mass of

thousands of fighters with the so called Hasdeshabi (ph) in Arabic, the popular mobilization units those are many units that have been trained in

some case even advised by the Iranians and also armed by the Iranians.

But there seems to be a fairly clear understanding that when it come to fighting within the city of Falluja which is of course, predominantly very

strongly Sunni that the units that will go into the city are the anti- terrorism forces and the Anbar police who were also predominantly Sunni. The anti-terrorism forces are sort of a mix but it's well trained and well


Those Shia units that Militias will remain on the outside of the city to avoid -- it is hoped although we cannot say with certainty that they will

stay out of the city and avoid any sort of friction abuse, mistreatment, (inaudible) of the town itself. Robyn.

[10:20:17] CURNOW: In Bagdad, Ben Wedeman, thank you.

All ISIS is on the offense of inferior -- on the defense I beg your pardon in Syria as well. U.S.-backed Kurdish and Arab fighters are battling for

control of man bridges, supplies center for ISIS -- for the ISIS stronghold in Raqqa.

This is video of U.S. Special Forces embedded with Kurdish forces just outside Raqqa. The operation is to isolate ISIS in Raqqa and keep it's

fighters from crossing the boarder into Turkey.

And the brutality of ISIS goes beyond killing to brain washing innocent children and even selling young girls as sex slaves online.

CNN's Arwa Damon spoke with one man who is trying to help the victims.


ARWA DAMON, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: The bidding opens at $9,000, the item for sale, an 11-year-old Yazidi girl. Advertised as

beautiful, hardworking, virgin.

The screengrab is one of many Abdullah Shrem keeps in his phone. Abdullah was a successful businessman with great connections to Syria. When over 50

of his family members where among the thousands of Yazidi's kidnapped by ISIS, he begun plotting to save them.

ABDULLAH SHREM, YAZIDI RESCUER (Through translator): No government or expert trains us, we learned by just doing it over the last year and a

half, so we gained experience.

DAMON: Now, he has people who troll these ISIS malls on social media chats looking for any hint of victim's whereabouts.

This is one of the sites through the ways that the bartering and trading for some of these Yazidi captives happens and in this particular case the

girl is being offered up for $10,000 in Maniema province. And that a location is a vital clue.

This is video from his most recent rescue, of a woman and her two sons, it took three months to cool-off. It's moments like this that make it all

worth it. Still far he says, his network has freed 240 Yazidis. He recruited cigarette smugglers who we're already sneaking elicit providers

in and out of ISIS territory.

Sometimes the smugglers help track the captives down, sometimes the captives like his sister managed to reach out.

SHREM (Through translator): There was a wife an ISIS fighter who gave her a phone and said may be, you'll be able to save yourself.

DAMON: Abdullah was able to get her out along with her youngest son, 5- year-old Saif.

SHREM (Through translator): With Saif first got out he was like a wild king. We couldn't really talk to him. He was still applying the ISIS

mentality that everyone is the enemy.

DAMON: He is still not entirely recovered for the brainwash.

SHREM (Through subtitle): Do you want a ball or a gun?

SAIF SHREM (Through subtitle): A gun.

SHREM (Through translator): They put this in their heads that there is nothing butter than a gun.

DAMON: It's the older boys going through ISIS indoctrination that Abdullah is most worried about. Concerned they are at risk of turning into time bomb

that will kill their own people.

World power he says, have an obligation to save them and the other salves.

Arwa Damon, CNN, Dohuk, Northern Iraq.


CURNOW: Tune in this Friday for Arwa's report on Iraq. She investigates ISIS atrocity then the suffering of Yazidi woman under the militants rule

"ISIS in Iraq" at Friday at 4:30 p.m. in London, only on CNN.

And Turkey is taking action of the German parliament passes symbolic resolution that's escalating tensions between the two countries. Germany's

parliament declare the 1915 killings Armenians by Ottoman Turks a "genocide" in response, Turkey's President recalled the Ambassador and said

it could affect he's countries relations with Germany.

And two Somalia member are parliament where among 13 people killed in an attack on prominent hotel in Mogadishu. A gunman set of a car bomb at the

entrance then stormed inside al-Shabab, has claimed responsibility.

The attackers where all killed, Government officials also say two al-Shabab leaders were killed in a separate operation.

Anti-Government protest are creating trouble chaos in France, police fired teargas, it's striking rail workers who stormed the tracks in (inaudible)

at least half of all rails service in the country has come to a stop as train workers joined rolling strike. They're angry of the proposed labor

reforms that would make it easier to hire and fire government employees.

[10:24:59] And he's one of the biggest football stars in the world but now Lionel Messi has appeared in court in Barcelona to answer charges of tax

fraud. If convicted he could face nearly 2 years behind bars.

Well, I'm joined now by "World Sports" Christina Macfarlane in London. Hi, there Christina, we understand he just left court, what happened today?

CHRISTINA MACFARLANE, CNN WORLD SPOR: That's right Robyn. Despite is arguably one of the greatest footballer of all time in court in a suit

today has been quite sobering, as you say he's just left court.

It's been a three day trial happening in Barcelona. Messi and his father Jorge have been accused of defrauding Spain by some $4.6 million this is a

case that has been running for some time, by almost two years to be exact.

Now it's allege that the two of them use taxes havens in Belize and Uruguay to conceal his earnings from image rights from back in 2009.

Now, all throughout this trial is and said hey, which has been long running and it's due to be concluded this week. Messi has said that he had no idea

of what was going on, that he signed documents without checking them because he trusted his father and his advisors to do the right thing and as

you say, he could now face up to 22 months in jail if found guilty, though is has to be said that in Spain it's unlikely that custodial offences

handed out for this kind of charge.

CURNOW: And when do we expect the verdicts?

MACFARLANE: We expect that the verdict may could become as soon the end of this week, but Messi himself won't be in Spain to hear it, as we speak he

will be flying to the -- going to the airport to get on a plane to go straight now to the United States because Argentina are taking place of

course, in the cup for America which begins tomorrow.

And already, you know, Messi's involvement in this case has disrupted his lead up to that international tournament, he hasn't been with his national

team in order to prepare for that and they have a crucial match on Monday against Chile, Argentina against Chile of course a rerun of last year's cup

for America finals.

And Messi himself is also recovering from a back injury, he picked up recently, but I think it's fair to say Robyn, that most funs are more

concerned with the cup for America and Messi state of fitness than they are right now about the court case.

CURNOW: You make a good point there, Christina Macfarlane in London, thank you.

Still ahead after her toddler son fallen into the Gorilla enclosure at a zoo an Ohio mom called for help, you'll hear that frantic call next.


[10:30:14] ROBYN CURNOW, CNN ANCHOR AND CORRESPONDENT: Welcome to the International Desk. I'm Robyn Curnow. Here's a check of the headlines.

France's worst flooding in years is creating travel problems in the capital. Metro train service was stopped for Metropolitan Paris because of

flooding. And the flooding has killed five people and forced thousands from their homes across the country and they're the same, is still rising.

An engineering professor was shot and killed on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles. The shooting happened at the University's Engineering School,

triggering a campus-wide lock-down. Police said the gunman shot and killed himself. No word on who he was or a native.

In just a few hours, U.S. Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton will lay out a foreign policy plan if she becomes president. The Democrat is

expected to also take a few shots at her Republican rival, Donald Trump. He says her speech will be full of lies.

So, both sides are calling the other dishonest which is correct. New York Times Columnist Thomas Friedman says, neither is a 100 percent honest but

he can live with what he calls Clinton's fibs. He spoke about it with CNN's Alisyn Camerota and Chris Cuomo.


ALISYN CAMEROTA, CNN ANCHOR: Let me read a little portion of your new column in which you make the case for Hillary Clinton's honesty. You say,

Hillary's fibs or lack of candor are all about bad judgment she made on issues that will not impact the future of either my family or my country.

Private e-mail servers? Cattle futures? Goldman Sachs lectures? All really stupid, but my kids will not be harmed by those poor calls.

Oh boy, you're -- I mean her critics will say that you're spinning. You call what she says fibs, untruths, prevarications and you call what her

rivals say lies. Why?

THOMAS FRIEDMAN, NEW YORK TIMES COLUMNIST: Well, it's very simple. I'm really -- Again, I'm really caring about what's going to affect me and my

family. And her speaking to Goldman Sachs, even her, I'd say, really bad judgment around e-mails, is not going to, I think, affect me or my country.

But when someone comes out with an economic plan for my country's future that's going to drive up the deficit, according to nonpartisan economists,

by $10 trillion over the next 10 years, that will -- our entire country will be paying for it because the only way we can afford is if we cut the

defense budget, the research budget, and education budget.

Those are Burger King double whoppers that will affect the entire country.


FRIEDMAN: I'm not trying to diminish what she says and what she's done. She'll give bad judgment.

CAMEROTA: Because, you know, bad judgment also affects you and your future if she.

FRIEDMAN: Sure, absolutely.

CAMEROTA: . if the president has bad judgment.

FRIEDMAN: What kind of bad judgment is not being able to do math? Well, $10 trillion, that's pretty bad judgment.

CUOMO: But Trump will say this. But Trump says this. One, it's just a first offer. It's a suggestion. When I get in there, we'll make it work.

So, let's talk about what we can look at to trust what will happen once we get in there.

E-mail is not a fib, it's not a small thing, it matters. That I.G. report is filled with things to discuss. The FBI investigation is ongoing. The

Clinton Global Initiative has unspoken questions that she doesn't want to seem to get out there about. Benghazi looms large in terms of would

Clinton put life on the line in a risky way.

None of those are small categories. All go to judgment and probably are a big chunk of her unfavorable. How can they be dismissed?

FRIEDMAN: They can't be dismissed. I think if you are concerned about Iraq, Benghazi, all those issues, Chris, you should vote for her. All I'm

saying is when I weigh these things, when I look at this news that Donald Trump who political basic -- political fact, excuse me, fact-checking

organization says three quarters of the time, he's not speaking the truth. That's a pretty bad batting average, you know?

But I don't even care about that. What I care about is what is your vision for the country, and if your plan is to come in and bust the budget, not

just a little, not just, you know, just some extra, if you're out there selling the American people a budget that is utterly unrealistic, by the

way, not just that. If you're telling people Mexico is going to build a wall, they're going to pay for. We're going to evict 11 million

undocumented or illegal immigrants. These are giant whoppers that -- I'm not simply -- I'm not saying that Hillary is, you know, innocent of it.

I'm saying if you're saying she's the only one untrustworthy here, well let's balance who's, you know, who's telling what? These are giant

whoppers that will affect your kids.

CURNOW: That was Columnist Tom Friedman speaking on CNN's New Day a little bit earlier. And one more reminder that CNN will carry Clinton's foreign

policy speech live about four hours from now.

For the first time, we are hearing a mother's desperate call for help after her son fell into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo.

[10:35:05] CNN's Jessica Schneider joins us now from Cincinnati. So, we've seen the video but now, we're hearing about those calls.

JESSICA SCHNEIDER, CNN SORRESPONDENT: That's right, there were some frantic phone calls for help and the most urgent one was from the mother of

that three-year-old boy who actually told the emergency dispatchers that she could not bear to watch that uncertain scene unfolding before her.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Hi, my son fell in the zoo exhibit at the gorillas. The Cincinnati Zoo, my son fell in with the gorilla. There's a male

gorilla standing over him. I need someone to contact the zoo, please.

SCHNEIDER: The mother of this three-year-old boy calling 911 amid helpless horror and attempting to console her son from afar.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: OK -- be calm! Be calm! Be calm!


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Be calm! He's grabbing my son. I can't watch this. I can't -- I can't -- I can't watch, OK, I can't watch.


SCHNEIDER: Six 911 calls from the scene depicted desperation of everyone standing above the gorilla moat, bystanders watching powerless for 10 tense


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The baby is still in the water and the gorilla had it, but it had -- it slammed it against the wall earlier.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: OK, can you -- Is any of the zookeepers next to you right now?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Oh God. Oh God. He's got his pants. He's taking the baby.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: OK, ma'am, listen to me.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: He's taking the baby. He's taking the baby into the cave. Oh my God.

SCHNEIDER: This caller describing something we can't see on video, Harambe taking the toddler even farther into his habitat, possibly part of the

imminent danger prompting the dangerous animal response team's decision to shoot and kill Harambe.

One eyewitness explaining exclusively to CNN what she saw.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It was a child who cannot endure this gorilla running across the rocks and dragging him by one foot. It was absolutely horrific.

And no mother should ever have to watch that.



SCHNEIDER: So, a lot of people talking about that terrifying, intense scene and no doubt those witnesses have also been talking to police, Robyn.

CURNOW: Yeah, well, tell us about that. So, there was some sort of investigation but how far along -- what's next potentially in the legal


SCHNEIDER: Yeah, Robyn, within the past half hour actually, we got word from the prosecutor's office here in Hamilton County. They tell us that

the police have wrapped their investigation and it's now onto the prosecutor for review. So the prosecutor will review all the work that the

police have done and decide whether or not to file criminal charges.

They said the soonest that they would have that review wrapped up would be at some point tomorrow so we may hear more then, Robyn.

CURNOW: OK, Jessica, thank you so much outside the Cincinnati Zoo.

Well, moving on, Thai wildlife authorities say three monks and two staffers at the so-called Tiger Temple are likely to face charges of smuggling and

possessing endangered animal parts.

Officials have discovered hundreds of tiger body parts at the temple, including teeth, skins and newborn remains. They're in the process of

relocating more than 100 live tigers who were being kept there.

And Arnold Schwarzenegger is recovering from his own real-life "hasta la vista, baby" moment while on safari in South Africa. Take a look at this.

CURNOW: OK, to the chopper, Arnold. The former actor, governor and renowned tough guy made a quick getaway after this close encounter with a

rather grumpy elephant. Schwarzenegger wrote on Facebook that he couldn't have written it better if it were a movie.

Ahead of the International Desk, the item found in King Tutankhamen's tomb that didn't come from planet Earth. Stay with us for that.


[10:41:26] CURNOW: For nearly 100 years, there have been questions about one of two knives found in King Tut's tomb and now, scientists confirmed

what some suspected the iron dagger did in fact come from outer space.

CURNOW: From one iconic piece of archeology to an iconic piece of art or sort of.

Finally, a $15,000 Lego masterpiece that took three days to build has been destroyed by a little boy in a matter of seconds. Kind of inevitable,

isn't it? Here's what it looked like before the disaster, a statue of a fox from Disney film Zootopia. But within an hour of going on display in

Southern China, a young boy, thought to be four or five years old, knocked it over. Reports say, his parents apologized and the artist did not ask

him to pay for the damage.

That does it for us here at the International Desk. I'm Robyn Curnow. Thanks for watching. I'll be back in just over an hour with more. In the

meantime, I'm going to hand you over to Christina Macfarlane in CNN World Sport.