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[10:00:06] ROBYN CURNOW, CNN CENTER ANCHOR: Ahead at the International, there's flood waters rise in France, the Refugee Olympic team is announced

and Donald Trump responds to Hillary Clinton's scathing attacks.

Hi there, welcome. I'm Robyn Curnow of the CNN Center, thanks for joining me. And at this hour, we are keeping an eye on the rising levels of water

in Paris. The Seine has already burst its tanks in some places and is expected to reach its highest level in the coming hours. Now, the historic

flooding is causing one of the most visited museums in the world to close and move thousands of pieces of price of art and there's more rain in the

forecast. Well, CNN's John Bitterman is in Paris. He joins us now live. Hi there John, we're looking at these very stock photos of the damage

that's already been done. Tell us what's happening now.

JOHN BITTERMAN, CNN SENIOR EUROPEAN CORRESPONDENT: Well I think, while everyone is here, is watching us how high the river is going to actually

go, what we've heard just in the last few hours here is that apartments have started to, just been flooding, and some of the apartments in Paris

which is rivers -- it have been flooding all over France and 20,000 people evacuated. But, this is a real eye-opener I think for a lot of Parisians

that all of a sudden now, there is water coming into some basement apartments here in the city. And the people that are living on those

apartments of course had to leave. There were a lot of measures being taken. The electric utility company here is, really thinks to protect

their transformers and other insulations because they're worried about water seeping into them.

As you mentioned, the Louvre, has moved some of its works of arts to higher floors. Along the Seine, that the boaters, that a lot of people live in

house boats. How do people who live in houseboats along the Seine, we talked to one of them a little earlier about what he was seeing compared to

what he's known over the years.


BITTERMAN: You've been along the Seine for what now, about 20 years I guess?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Well, really I guess so.

BITTERMAN: And have you seen it this bad before?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You don't actually have it. I mean, and the people forget now, is -- well this happens a little later. I mean, when the snows

melt, and there's a lot of rain and stuff, and this is chilling. I mean one night, we're sitting on the deck, you know, just having wine and just

perfectly normal, expecting you know, the docks to look bright in the morning, you know, I'm waiting and this is where you wake up and just like,

no one's around.


BITTERMAN: And Robyn, while it's not quite, well it's not quite alert level yet, Robyn. But in fact, it is getting there. It was just rising all the

time. They're thinking that would be peak, will come to quest, we'll come at about 6.5 meters above normal level and that's about 22 feet above

normal level. The biggest flood, the flood they always remember around here is the one in 1910, and that was about 27 and a half feet of flood

waters. So, it's still a waste to go to break that record but nonetheless, it's certainly the highest water that's been seen around here in more than

30 years. Robyn?

CURNOW: Yeah. And still devastating. Also, let's talk about the Louvre and what needs to be done in the contingency plans that are being put in

place. Erin McLaughlin has been to this world-famous museum. Jim, I want to talk about it on the other end. But I just want to go to Erin

McLaughlin to show us the kind of painstaking process that is going, that is taking place now in the Louvre.

ERIN MCLAUGHLIN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Here at the Louvre, they're taking no chances of the waters of the nearby rivers and continues

to arise and major operation is under way, 150,000 artifacts and pieces of art are being removed from the Louvre's basement and they're being brought

up here. Here, you can see great crate after crate full of ancient pieces of art. Over this way, you see some Italian bases. These are from 7th

century B.C. Each item is being carefully catalogued so that nothing is lost. The entire operation is expected to be completed over a time period

of 72 hours. And in the mean time, the museum is closed. Erin McLaughlin, CNN Paris.

CURNOW: A great access there and really gives us a sense of the consequence of this rising water, and it's not just the Louvre. And let's not forget,

I mean we're talking about pieces of art that are the priceless. You know, (inaudible) Monet's, Monet's -- the Mona Lisa.

BITTERMAN: Well, I think the Mona Lisa was up on a higher floor. I only think we have to worry about that. Just, a lot of this art was down in the

basement of the Louvre. Well so, while they're on basement that's full of art treasures. But it's also, there's other museums involved here too.

The mosaic (inaudible) which is right across the river from the Louvre, in fact, they've been doing the same thing. They've closed out today and

their workers are moving things on higher floors. It's all precaution. There's not been, no flooding as of yet. But nonetheless, we're just

taking the precaution because their water is still rising and they're worried. Robyn?

[10:05:06] CURNOW: Jim Bitterman in Paris, thanks so much.

Well now, to Rio, we are just 63 days away from the Olympics and for the first time in history, a team made up entirely of refuges will take part.

Its members were announced just a short time ago. Well David McKenzie is at a training camp for athletes in Kenya but first, Shasta Darlington joins

us live from Rio. Shasta, is announcement of a refugee team a very powerful symbolic, Shasta?

SHASTA DARLINGTON, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Absolutely, Robyn and very emotional. They just made the announcement here. They'd actually been

trying to keep it as a surprise for both Yolande and Popole, these two Congolese judo fighters. They have been in the back and brought them out

here with children with signs, and when they told them, Yolande started to cry. This is a very -- It's some really bright news coming out of what have

been challenging Olympics and we talked to both of these athletes about their stories and when we interviewed Yolande, she smiled and she said, you

know, the Olympics are putting a smile on my face for the fist time in years. They just have rally difficult stories to tell. They were both

separated from their families by the conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo. And Yolande says she was out playing in the street when a bomb

fell on her house and she doesn't know if any of her family survived. Popole had a similar situation. He says he has been really hoping to get on

to this team, not much because he like to win a medal but because he thinks maybe if his face is on TV, someone from his family who's still alive would

recognize him and he could be reunited. So, really, really beautiful stories and some great news to be reporting from Brazil Robyn?

CURNOW: Indeed. Thanks so much Shasta there. Well, let's go to David in Kenya. Hi there David. Tell us what the reaction is where you are

DAVID MCKENZIE, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, the reaction was extraordinary Robyn. Let's show you some scenes of that when these athletes

who are being trained together for months found out that five of them are going to the Rio Olympics as part of this Rio Olympic refugee team. As you

know, there was cheering, there was crying. The scenes were incredible here because they have formed such a strong bond with each other at this

training ground. I'm now joined by James Nyang who has been around the 400 meters at the Olympic Games. What does it feel like to you, to think you're

going to the Olympics in Rio?

James Nyang, Olympic Refugee Athlete: I play fast and really seeing where I'd be, to be among those who have been selected. So, also I just thank my

colleagues, the team, the coaches, IOC family, (inaudible).

MCKENZIE: And for you, you had to flee South Sudan. Talk about your horrible experience, is that we were talking about earlier today?

NYANG: About South Sudan, you see, what I can just say about South Sudan, you see, if conflict is there, oh yes, they will lose all the young people

who have talents. Obviously, they would not be there because they are afraid of fighting. The war, you see, if the war is there, obviously all

the young people will run away from the country. So, the message that I can just say is you stop that war for them to make the Sudan to remain calm and

to bring peace.

MCKENZIE: And this running has allowed you to get out of the refugee camp in Kakuma and you're going to Brazil for the Olympic Games. What does it

mean for you personally to see a different future out of this?

NYANG: OK, well, that one is middle and it mean a lot for me. Because, you see, Olympic is a very fantastic event. So, according me is not only it was

just my career, because I was having the talent. And also, it will help me to open my mind. You see, if you have that career, it is very important.

Also, you do it as you previously said, should enlighten you up to help others.

MCKENZIE: Thank you very much. So that's James Nyang Robyn, he's running the 400 meters at the Olympic Games. It's extraordinary to think that just

eight months ago, he was in Kakuma refugee camp. He'd never ran a competitive race. He was a football player. They picked him out as a

potential talent. Now he's going to be joining those superstars trying to get on the podium, Robyn?

CURNOW: Thanks so much David McKenzie there in Kenya. Well, as Rio gets ready for the games, the violent crime there is getting worse and police is

struggling to crack down on gun fights. Ivan Watson reports from Rio.

[10:10:12] IVAN WATSON, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Gun battles in the Olympic city, a clash between police and gangs in one of Rio

de Janeiro's impoverished favelas with civilians caught in the middle.

Urban warfare in densely populated communities where parents struggle to keep their children safe. This woman says two bullets flew into a

children's recreation center. When armored personnel carriers and police Special Forces move in, they trigger more gunfire. It's not exactly what you'd expect in the host city

of the upcoming summer Olympics.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE (TRANSLATED): Today, we live in the middle of a crossfire, caught in a war that is not our own.

WATSON: Luisa Cabral said is a well-respected community activist in one of Rio's biggest favelas. She says the war between the police and the gangs

is getting worse. She argues that the upcoming Olympics won't make any impact on the violence here.

The authorities in Rio insist they have a plan for keeping the games safe by deploying some 85,000 police and soldiers across the city. But these

days, even members of Olympic teams are getting caught up in the violence.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Actually, I went to the gas station and was just meters away and a gunfight started. So all of a sudden, everybody started

running at the gas station and hiding behind things so I thought well, I might be trying to just lay flat in the motor boat and hide as well.

WATSON: Part of the problem is that there are effectively two systems of law and order in Rio. Police keep control in the affluent, touristic parts

of the city. But up in the much poorer hilltops, there's a very different group in charge.

This young drug trafficker is trying to illustrate the complete different set of rules that exists in the favelas. Brazilians call this the parallel

state. There are communities where the gangs control the area, and where the police rarely go in without weapons.

You don't want the Olympics?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE (TRANSLATED): It's not that I don't want it, but I don't see any advantage to corrupt Olympics. There's no investment. The rich

people just use the games to steal from the Brazilian people.

WATSON: A drug dealer's deep skepticism of the Olympics, and a view that's also shared by many of the ordinary Brazilians we've met here. And

perhaps, it's understandable, given the frightening conditions many residents face in this troubled city. Sheer survival, more important than

bronze, silver and gold. Ivan Watson, CNN Rio de Janeiro.

CURNOW: (Inaudible) from Ivan. Well, up next, the U.S. presidential candidates give us a preview of the next few months with dueling speeches

and accusations, lying. We'll put it all in perspective. We'll try, too. And a young boy left in remote forest is found. It's great news ahead.

The emotional reaction from his father. Stay with us.


[10:15:33] CURNOW: This is CNN. I'm Robyn Curnow. New political punches off line between the top two US presidential candidates, Donald Trump says

Hilary Clinton should be in jail over her use of her private e-mail. Said, well, Clinton called Trump dangerous and temperamentally unfit to be

president. Phil Mattingly report on that dueling speeches.


TRUMP: I watched Hillary today and it was pathetic. It was so sad to watch.

PHIL MATTINGLY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Donald Trump coming back swinging.

TRUMP: Lyin', Crooked Hillary.

MATTINGLY: After Hillary Clinton's scathing foreign policy speech, eviscerating the presumptive Republican nominee with her toughest lines


HILLARY CLINTON (D), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I will leave it to the psychiatrist to explain his affection for tyrants.

MATTINGLY: Trump calling for the former secretary of state to be imprisoned over the use of a private email server.

TRUMP: Hillary Clinton has to go to jail. OK? She has to go to jail. She's guilty as hell.

MATTINGLY: The pair trading stinging one-liners.

CLINTON: He says he has foreign policy experience, because he ran the Miss Universe pageant in Russia.

The tools Donald Trump brings to the table: bragging, mocking, composing nasty Tweets.

TRUMP: To watch her is like Sominex. You ever hear of Sominex? Sleep all night. It's hard to stay awake.

MATTINGLY: Over the issue of trust.

CLINTON: It's not hard to imagine Donald Trump leading us into a war just because somebody got under his very thin skin.

TRUMP: Crooked Hillary said, "Oh, Donald Trump, his finger on the button." She's the one that stupidly raised her hand to go into Iraq and

destabilized the entire Middle East, OK? Because that's what she did.

MATTINGLY: And the question of temperament.

CLINTON: Donald Trump's ideas aren't just different, they are dangerously incoherent.

He is not just unprepared. He is temperamentally unfit to hold an office that requires knowledge, stability and immense responsibility.

TRUMP: My temperament is so much tougher and so much better than her temperament. And by the way, we need a tough temperament.

MATTINGLY: Outside Trump's rally in San Jose, even more tense confrontations.


MATTINGLY: Mostly peaceful protestors but some going fisticuffs with supporters, throwing eggs, water and surrounding their cars as they exited,

some anti-Trump demonstrators waving the Mexican flag.

Just hours earlier, Trump claimed District Judge Gonzalo Curiel has a, quote, "absolute conflict" presiding over the civil fraud lawsuits against

Trump University. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Trump saying the judge's Mexican heritage is an inherent conflict of interest,

because he's building a wall.

TRUMP: The judge who happens to be, we believe, Mexican, which is great.

MATTINGLY: Curiel, an American citizen, was born in Indiana, the son of Mexican immigrants.

JEFFREY TOOBIN, CNN SENIOR LEGAL ANALYST: The idea that a judge, simply because of his heritage, has to recuse himself is never been part of the

American system. I don't see any explanation for this, other than, I'm sorry to say, bigotry.


CURNOW: Phil Mattingly joins us now with more on this escalating battle. Now is a great piece to -- what was -- what was clear, Phil, was that

Hillary Clinton was very light on specifics, however, she did throw more than a couple things? It seems like she's taking a page out of Trump's

playbook here. Is this a sign of things to come?

MATTINGLY: Yeah, I think to Robyn. And the real reason here and you're right, it's very perceptive. When you talked to Hillary Clinton's

advisers, they don't want to legitimize Donald Trump as a real candidate. They look at his statements, they look at what he said particularly on

foreign policy. They look at kind of his views that have kind of swayed from one side to the other, never really easy to pin down. And say, this

shouldn't be considered a legitimate candidate for the presidency of the United States. Therefore, while Hillary Clinton has a plan, just talked in

detail about foreign policy, she's got a lot of experience and that obviously she's a former secretary of state. What they want to do is use

Donald Trump's words against him. They don't want this to be a traditional Republican versus Democrat fight. They want this to be Hillary Clinton as

a political candidate and Donald Trump as somebody who is not able to actually sit in the Oval Office, Robyn.

[10:20:02] CURNOW: So, we know that she doesn't want to go heavy on policy, but there's been the criticism that Trump doesn't go -- doesn't

have any policy in some places and as flip flops on others, how does she get Mr. Trump to perhaps lay out more detail? Is that part of it?

Because, he's -- in the Republican primaries, the others didn't manage to do that?

MATTINGLY: Like Jell-O is how one former Republican campaign adviser tried to explain his policy positions because you could never pin them down. He

would move one way or the other and he was able to do it in kind of an agile fashion that never allowed him to be pinned down in a way that could

be damaging to his candidacy. What the Clinton's team strategy is this, according to advisers, Robyn. They want to take his most far right most

absurd in their minds, policy prescription or opinion and tie him to that. No matter how he shifts or no matter how he tries to (inaudible) a

language, that's where they were going to attack him on repeatedly.

In truth Robyn, the Clinton team doesn't expect Donald Trump to get more specific. To add more details and I think there's some concern on their

side of things that he's gotten this far without having to do that. So their strategy at least up to this point Robyn, is to try and get him on

how -- what they view as his most damning position and attack on that, no matter what he says afterwards.

CURNOW: Interesting. Thanks so much Phil Mattingly. Well, FIFA says evidence shows three of its former top officials were enriching themselves

to the tune of $80 million. That's the result of an internal investigation of world football's governing body. Well, Alex Thomas is in London

standing by with the details. Hi there, Alex. I know you're still going through a lot of the specifics, but what does this mean?

ALEX THOMAS, CNN INTERNATIONAL SPORTS CORRESPONDENT: This is really an update from the law firm, the American law firm acting on behalf of FIFA as

they help to cooperate with the two investigations internal corruption that are taking place, one in America and one in Switzerland. And the headline I

think was he say is that set (inaudible) that traced former FIFA president and his general secretary at the time, Jerome Valcke and his assistants,

Markus Kattner together colluded to enrich themselves to the tune of $80 million in terms of bonus and compensation packages. The lawyers Quinn

Emmanuel, that's the name of the law firm, have told us that they did this by simply going to human resources and to payroll thing. This is what

you're going to pay us. And you can see that the bonus payments for the 2010 more cops that Blatter getting $11 million, Valcke 9, Markus Kattner 3

million. And for 2014, those bonus payments were even more lucrative, the 2014 Brazil World Cup.

They all -- had already shared their bonus payments for the 2018 World Cup in Russia although we don't think those were paid based on the table of

information being passed by FIFAs lawyers. And they're looking into this as part of their own investigation because they believe these contracts

violated Swiss law. It's also a concern as to why these three men were able to go to payroll themselves. But then we all love it Robyn. If we

could go to CNNs payroll. It's like, can you give me a bonus of 3 million. That would be lobbied this year please. And there's a lack of oversight,

the lawyers claim from FIFAs compensation subcommittee. So these, the allegations that FIFA's lawyers are looking into, we've reached out to

Blatter, Valcke and Kattner, none of whom are with FIFA anymore. And we're trying to get a comment from them as we speak. And we'll let you know what

they say in due course when they set Blatter a ban for six years, that sentence later reduced on appeal showing Valcke, county setting a 12-year

ban more for Markus Kattner, survived initially to clean out last year. But then were sacked in May of this year, Robyn.

CURNOW: OK, so there's been also twists and turns in the story. And what is this about, this specific announcement. Is this about FIFA trying to

show its getting a house and order that it's doing a story as spring clean? Or is this -- Does this have very serious legal criminal consequences for

these three?

THOMAS: Well, it's another eyebrow-raising headline, isn't it? When we thought we'd run out of surprises as far as the FIFA scandal was concerned,

Robyn. We cannot quite sure why this information has been released at this time. Interestingly, the new FIFA President Gianni Infantino who was

elected back in May -- I'm sorry, back in March. I think he was who said he's going to come in and reform FIFA and has been a whole reformed process

that's been agreed upon by the football bosses around the world that's being implemented by Infantino. He's got a bit of a rough ride but then

controversies in his first few months in office, and there's both, OK, some stories knocking around this weeks. So, I guess if you were the civic, you

could say that FIFA's chosen an interesting moment to release headlines about the disgraced former diggers just when this spotlight was turning to

the occurrence of leadership.

[10:25:03] But FIFA's really battling for its survival of role, Robyn because they have to continue to show good faith to the investigators, both

in Switzerland and in America, continue to show that court rating fully, there was another raid earlier on Friday by the attorney generals office of

Switzerland's more data and documents taken out of FIFA house. So we certainly haven't heard the end of the bad news as far as football's

governing body is concerned.

CURNOW: No, and keep us posted if you get any reaction to this. Any comments from either of the -- any of those three. Alex Thomas in London,

thanks so much. Now a major rescue operation is happening right now in the Mediterranean, the Greek coast guard has saved more than 300 migrants from

a ship that sank near the Greek island of Crete. Seven hundred migrants were on board when that boat capsized. We know at least four bodies have

been recovered and also a disturbing find on the shores of Libya, Red Cross workers are recovering the bodies of 117 migrants whose boats sank in the

Mediterranean as well.

And a district search for seven year old boy in Japan has a happy ending. A wonderfully happy ending. Just remember, he disappeared a week ago after

his parents left him in the woods as punishment, Kristie Lu Stout has the story of his rescue.


KRISTIE LU STOUT, CNN INTERNATIONAL NEWS ANCHOR: Holding back his tears, the overwhelming relief of a father who didn't know if he'd ever see his

son again.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE (TRANSLATED): An important gratitude for everybody involved in this search operation.

LU STOUT: Seven year old, Yamato Tanooka was found alive on Friday after being missing in the mountains of Hokkaido in Japan for a week. His

father's relief compounded by his remorse for leaving his son alone for a short time as a punishment for throwing rocks to other cars, a tactic that

backfires when they returned to find, he was gone.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE (TRANSLATED): I never thought the situation would end like this. I do feel regret of my actions which were too extreme.

LU STOUT: The boy was airlifted to a hospital early on Friday after being discovered in a building on a military base for Japan self-defense force.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE (TRANSLATED): One of our soldiers was preparing for drills this morning and unlocked the door of a building on the base and

there he was. When he asked, are you Yamato? The boy said yes.

LU STOUT: The boy had walked a few miles to the base on Saturday, the day he disappeared and found an unlocked hut. The soldier said he had slept

between two mattresses to keep warm and drank water from a tap outside, but did not appear to have anything to eat.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE (TRANSLATED): Because the boy said he was hungry, the soldier gave him some sort of bread or rice ball and the boy ate it.

LU STOUT: But despite the lack of food, the doctor who examined him says he is in good condition. Only suffering from slight dehydration and

malnutrition. The boy was reunited with his family in the hospital where his father said he apologized and his son nodded in response. His father

now says, he wants to make amends for what happened.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE (TRANSLATED): I have been raising him with lots of love. From now on, we'll pour a lot more love over him. I will watch him grow


LU STOUT: Kristie Lu Stout, CNN.


CURNOW: Brave little boy there. Well, still ahead, it's been a brutal climbing season on Mount Everest. We'll hear from the husband of a woman

who died making that danger of a thing. We'll be right back.



ROBYN CURNOW, CNN INTERNATIONAL ANCHOR: Hi there, welcome to the International Desk, I'm Robyn Curnow, here's a check of the headlines. We

want to show you these live pictures here coming from Paris as waters of the Seine are rising, it's expected to crease in the coming hours. We also

know that two museums in Paris are scrambling to evacuate artworks, priceless artworks at risk from rising flood waters.

Now, it's not juts flooding in Paris, there's also have major flooding across France, also Germany and Austria, we know 11 people have been

killed. And the rising water has force thousands from their homes. More rain is forecast for the weekend. And we'll keep an eye on that story.

Laughing and huge smiles as refugee athletes find out they qualified to participate in the Olympic Games in Rio this summer. 10 athletes from

South Sudan, Syria, Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo make up the first ever refugee team. An Olympic official says it will be a hope, a

symbol of hope fore refugees all over the world.

And coalition warplanes are now bombing ISIS positions in Southern Fallujah. The airstrikes are to pave the way for Iraq's military to push

the militants out of the city. Iraqi authority say dozens of militants have been killed.

Among the 160 climbers reach the summit of Everest this season, but tragically not everyone who tried to make the harrowing journey survived,

there have been six confirmed death in the past month. Two Indian climbers are among the victims along with climbers from Australia and the

Netherlands. And a 25-year-old Sherpa fell to his death as he tried to fix a route near the summit.

Well Australian South African climb Maria Strydom died of acute altitude sickness not far from the summit of Mt. Everest. Her family and friends

call her Marisa, and she was climbing with her husband and died in his arms. Well I spoke to Marisa's husband Robert a short time to go from

Melbourne, Australia. This is what he had to say.


ROBIN GROPEL, MARIA STRYDOM'S HUSBAND: The first time I realize there was something not right with their descend was when I caught up with the group

and a fellow climber, he was calling out to me from a -- when I was above him and when I got him he said, you know, something is not right.

integrate and the -- especially I climb that -- she was calling at to me from when all this badge in and when I go to swimming she said, you know

it's something is not right with Marisa and we need to get her down.

Because I could tell straight away from what she's saying and her actions that she was restricted (ph), however it wouldn't be an hour or two before

I saw her and she was (inaudible) and, you know, I've been discussing it with other climbers and doctors and still don't know why she was afflicting

(ph) so quickly.

When I last saw her in the summit I mean she was -- she can speak, she's obviously very tired but there didn't seem to be any problems that were

there. So, I was very, very stressed and obviously shocked when I saw the rapid deterioration of her.

CURNOW: And then what happened?

GROPEL: She wasn't in a good state when she was down to Camp 4. And again, to me I saw and understand why we got her downs, I mean almost 800

meters, you know, and she hadn't shown any sign of improvement. So that was -- I know some, you know ...


[10:35:00] We -- I just we -- we get to carry her to the tent and I wrapped myself around her and I warmed her up as best as I could, put her hands in

my armpits and just hugged her all night, give her oxygen, give her food, give her water. And gradually came back.

So she could talk, could reason, she just ...


... she was OK. She was worried about certain things, like her health and all that sort of stuff which she was -- she was doing OK. So, you know,

she had medication and -- everything was OK. So, that's -- so that was very tough.

CURNOW: Because she took a turn then for the worse?

GROPEL: Well the next day when we descended, yeah, she took her descend and we can theorize but we'll never know really was.

CURNOW: You're back home, how difficult it has been but also, how will you remember her? What kind of a person was Marisa?

GROPEL: Oh, she's incredibly difficult. I'm not getting a moment that I have friends and family around me to support me, and Marisa's family as

well. But it doesn't -- it helps but I mean it's a very dark place that -- but that's we -- you know, I found myself in but of course aware that --

you know, once this is finished over in one or two weeks, that will probably be the hardest. I mean, you know, the world keeps turning. It

doesn't stop for any people get back to their lives and she won't be here.

And for me she was -- I mean she wasn't just my wife, I mean she was my best friend and we did everything together. She would easily be my soul



CURNOW: Robin says that his wife's body is now back in Australia no word yet on funeral arrangement. You watch the I Desk.



CURNOW: In Thailand, three monks are among five men charged possession of endangered animal parts after a raid on the controversial tourist

attraction. Each could face up to four years in prison but for now they're free on bail. Matt Rivers has more.


MATT RIVERS, CNN REPORTER: Right next to the athlete (ph) theme entrance to the Tiger Temple, we see something much smaller and much sadder. These

are tiger cubs just days old floating dead inside jugs filled with formaldehyde. In total, over 40 have been discovered some inside a freezer

on site. Whether they were preserved for commercial or scientific purposes in unclear but both are illegal. It's a question that's part of the

ongoing investigation into alleged illegal activities at the Tiger Temple, a popular tourist attract near the Thailand-Myanmar border.

Ten of thousand came each year for up close and personal encounters with these tigers. Around 150 that officials are now trying to save. They

raided the park on Monday, closed it down and are in the process of moving the animals somewhere else. Each tiger must be tranquilized before that


And so what's going on in these cages behind me is the teams that have been going in and one by one sedating the remaining tigers and carrying them

out, and you can you can see this here. It takes several people, there's an I.V. bag and they actually use a stretcher to carry these tigers out.

These are very, very large animals. It takes eight guys as you can see, nine guys eve to carry tiger down. They're now going to be transported to

another sanctuary.

Just down the road, the heavy animals are heaved unto trucks, kept cool with ice water in sweltering heat. They'll be taken to a government

sanctuary 100 kilometers away.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And I want to show the world that Thailand is trying to do the right thing.

RIVERS: Alligations against the park are numerous. Trafficking tigers across international borders, selling pendants with pieced of tiger fur,

unhealthy inbreed to increase their number in unsanitary park conditions. Officials say warned the park to clean up their act years ago.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: ... they continue making more money and money.

RIVERS: By selling those pendants, lots of tickets, and even the tigers themselves, the government estimates the profits could have reached tens of

millions of U.S. dollars.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is the minimum.

RIVERS: That's a minimum?


RIVERS: That's a big number.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Big number. Yeah.

RIVERS: The Park has denied all of these alligations and on its Facebook page argued the tigers will be worst off at the government sanctuary,

saying that the welfare of the tigers at the DNP facility is well below that at the Tiger Temple. But five people have been charged so far and the

park's leader has disappeared though he might be charged as well. What is also disappearing is the world's tiger population. Only about 4,000 remain

in the wild. This investigation might have saved these tigers, but it was too late for some.

Matt Rivers, CNN, Kanchanaburi, Thailand.


CURNOW: Well that's all from us here at International Desk, thanks from me and my team for watching. We'll be back in just over an hour with more.

In the meantime, World Sport is up.



MACFARLANE: Hello and welcome to CNN World Sport with me Christina Macfarlane, where the headlines are coming thick and fast this Friday,

almost a year to the day that Sepp Blatter announced he would resign as president of FIFA. His controversial past continues to cast a shadow over

football's governing body.

In the last couple of hours it's emerged that Blatter and two of his former FIFA deputies, Jerome Valcke and Markus Kattner had awarded themselves

multimillion dollar bonuses that appear to be illegal. The news came following a raid at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich by the Swiss

authorities, my World Sport colleague Alex Thomas joins me know, Alex what do we know?

ALEX THOMAS, CNN ANCHOR: Well we don't know if the raid by the Switzerland's Attorney General's Office is in connection with information

released by the American and also acting on behalf FIFA, Quinn Emanuel got so much work she set up an office in Zurich, in Switzerland so they could

be close where the action is. And through their voice they've given us an update on their internal investigation as they beat cooperate with a two

criminal investigations, one by Swiss authorities, one by American authorities in the corruption of football.

And headline figure is that they claimed Sepp Blatter, Jerome Valcke, and Markus Kattner awarded themselves bonus and compensation packages worth $18

million over a seven-year period roughly from 2007 to 2014 -- 2015. Of course all three of them are now gone from FIFA.

Sepp Blatter was banned for six years, Jerome Valcke for 12 years, Markus Kattner initially it survives the clean out of former FIFA officials but

then was sacked in May of this year. And Quinn Emanuel was saying that if you look at the contracts over those bonus payments, they appear to violate

Swiss law, there is concerns as to why the three men seem to go straight to H.R. and payroll rather that it being judge by FIFA's compensation

subcommittee, and they might me going to the CNN payroll saying, can I $10 million bonus please?

They will probably tell me where to go. And this is when addition to what we thought was the first bit of transparency into the FIFA regime, under

new President Gianni Infantino where Blatter's salary was finally disclosed after years of his asking.

MACFARLANE: So how does this all fit into the bigger picture as the investigations that are going on right now and of course the FIFA reform


THOMAS: Well we thought we all going to need ties to FIFA corruption or wrongdoing but this is now the shot in the arm of shock if you like, just

to see lay there $18 million, think what I could do for a small footballing nation needing money for it's development programs, instead it went into

the pockets of the man running FIFA.

We know the timing of these announcements is very interesting because the new FIFA president Gianni Infantino has been under the spotlight this week

with some bad headlines. We our self-heard for a Nigerian football boss last week, who said Infantino was doing very well and he's been praised

with the appointment of his new general secretary, but certainly with the spotlight on Infantino now suddenly we're getting an update, just taking

Infantino off the headline pages and suddenly we're looking back Blatter, Valcke and that regime.

It also as laid there (ph), the work will still be done by the American and Swiss investigators, we knew there was more to come out, this is evidence

of it, this is just an update from the lawyers, clearly i's need to be dotted and t's crossed, their statement does contain certain discrepancies

which gives a feeding this been rather rushed out. But nonetheless we've taken that bait, it is fascinating detail and I think that we know all

along the American investigators have been after Blatter himself hoping their friends across the Atlantic, in Switzerland will be able to help


And it was that other raid that we talked about earlier Christina, that you mentioned they take more documents and day throughout and we're still

waiting to hear when they actually going to start charging people.

MACFARLANE: And we haven't of course heard from Blatter or any of those implicated just yet.

THOMAS: We've tried to chase all three men's get their response and we get to hear that.

MACFARLANE: OK, Alex, thanks so very much for brining us up to date on that. OK, well, earlier today IOC president Thomas Bach confirmed the

names of a refugee team that's been formed for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and will consist of 10 athletes and 12 officials. The team includes five

athletes from South Sudan, three from Syria, two from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and one from Ethiopia. Speaking in Lucerne Switzerland,

he said their inclusion was a historic day for the sport.


THOMAS BACH, IOC PRESIDENT: These refugee athletes, they have no home, they have no team, they have no flag, they have no national anthem.

So the intention of this refugee Olympic team is to give them a home in the Olympic village together with all the athletes from around the world.


MACFARLANE: Play has been on the way all day at the French Open and then world number two Andy Murray is currently locked in battle against

defending champion Stan Wawrinka out on shot here, Murray is already two sets ahead in that match and looking likely may take the third.

[10:50:02] Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic is making light work of Austrian Dominic Thiem, both men having played four straight days due to the

weather. Djokovic still looking to be prevailing and could wrap this match off in the next hour.

Meantime, the women's final is now set. Serena Williams staying off Kiki Bertens in a tough game to go through, where she will face Garbine

Muguruza, who has become the first Spaniard to reach the French Open Finals since Conchita Martinez in 2000.

And we'll have updates on those final scores throughout the weekend here on World Sports.

But up next, find out how the Golden State Warriors steal game one in the NBA finals with handling effectively one hand behind their back.


MACFARLANE: Welcome back.

Coming in to game one of the NBA finals, you'd think that even Lebron and the Cavs could handle the Warriors' one-two punch with Steph Curry and Klay

Thompson, it was a wrap. But what nobody saw coming was the Golden State's sixth, seventh and eighth options. Coach Steve Kerr said it started, came

out off the half-time and lost focus. He was so annoyed, he didn't this. Through his clipboard losing it rather, the players though, he said, we're

needing to regain their focus and their edge, guys like Shaun Livingston here got the message and came off the bench, scoring a game high 20 points

in the Warriors' 104 to 89 victory.

World Sport Lead NBA analyst Steve Smith was there and gave us his keys to the Warriors' opening win.


STEVE SMITH, CNN WORLD SPORT LEAD NBA ANALYST: We're here in Oracle Arena 104-89. The Golden State Warriors win game one. The reason why, not Klay,

not Steph, combined, they just had 20 points. It was the others, the bench, 45 to 10, Cleveland's bench had 10, the Warriors, 45. Also,

defensively, they did a nice job of containing Kyrie, Kevin Love, and Lebron James. That's the reason why the Golden State Warriors won.


MACFARLANE: OK, Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien is running five of the 16 runners of this year's English Derbies. He looks set to continue his

recent domination in the race. Now he's won four of the last five running. So, ahead of the British Classics, CNN's Winning Posts paid a visit to the

famous racing stables in Southern Island to tap in to the secrets of his success. Have a listen.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Ballydoyle in County Tipperary is one of the finest racing establishments in the world. Owned by the famous Coolmore

Operation, it's run under the meticulous eye of trainer Aidan O'Brien.

The greatest flat race in the world as its known has been a key fixture in the Ballydoyle calendar for decades. The first week for Vincent O'Brien

who now sits on the latest namesake is looking to match his predecessor with a sixth derby win.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The Epsom Derby is one thing but rearing thoroughbred is all about as plastic thoroughbred. And every harsh thoroughbred reared,

that's one everyone hopes that they will do good together at the derby.

[10:55:00] UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Aidan made history in the race in 2014 when he became the first trainer to win the race three years in a row.

O'Brien's 21-year-old son, Joseph both Australia for his second derby win, underlying the talent in the family.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: ... Australia were very too specialty.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The name derby may have been borrowed for several races around the world but it's the absolute (ph) version which remains the

most iconic and it speaks in history with 237th running taking place this Saturday.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It's the ultimate test physically and mentally and absolutely it's a very demanding.


So it's the ultimate place.


MACFARLANE: That's it for this edition of World Sports. I'm Christina Macfarlane in London. The International Desk with Robyn Curnow is up next.