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Samsung Issues Recall For Galaxy Note 7; Hermine Hits Southeastern U.S.; Brock Turner Out Of Jail After Just Three Months; Outrage Over Judge's Light Sentence In Sex Assault Case; Melania Trump Sues Daily Mail Over Escort Story; Daily Mail Retracts Trump Story Amid Lawsuit; Trump's Doctor On Controversial Health Letter; Kaepernick Booed After Sitting Out U.S. Anthem; Kaepernick Continues National Anthem Protest; Ireland to Appeal E.U's Apple Tax Ruling; Pope To Canonize Mother Teresa On Sunday; CNN Reporter's Life Touched By Mother Teresa; Syrian Kids Deal With Psychological Impact Of War; Healing The Scars Of War With Art Therapy; Photos Show Syrian Boys Swimming In Crater; Obama: Turkey Continues To Be A Strong NATO Ally; Explosion Sets Back Facebook's African Push; Amos 6 Satellite Was Destroyed In Explosion; Dog Rescued In Peru; Serena Wins 306th Grand Slam Match; Serena Frustrated Despite Straight Sets Win; Murray Battles Noisy Roof To Reach Third Round; Italian G.P. To Run At Monza Through 2019; Lewis Hamilton Fastest In Second Monza Practice; Formula One Midseason Report Card. Aired 10-11a ET

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[10:00:00] ROBYN CURNOW, CNN ANCHOR: Ahead here at the "International Desk." Samsung's new smartphone has taken off the office. Melania Trump

sues one of world's most popular newspapers. And what was it like to know Mother Teresa? We'll find out.

Hi there, everyone. Happy Friday. I'm Robyn Curnow at the CNN center.

And we start with a big recall impacting millions of smartphone users. Some owners of the Galaxy Note 7 say the phone caught fire while charging

according to Samsung which is now halting sales and customers are waiting to hear what to do next. Well, let's go to Samuel Burk, he's at the EFA

conference in Berlin, one of the world's top trade shows for high tech electronics.

Hi there. How many phones are being recalled? Where are the recalls?

SAMUEL BURKE, CNN MONEY BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY CORRESPONDENT: Robyn, an unprecedented 2.5 million Samsung Galaxy Note 7s are being recalled in 10

different countries, including South Korea and the United States. Now, like you said, I'm at on one of the biggest tech shows in the world and

what people are saying here are they're surprised that this happened to Samsung but they're not surprised that it happened with a battery.

The images and video that have been posted on social media are absolutely extraordinary. People seemingly having phones that have exploded or burned

up while they were charging them. Samsung says there are two different batteries in these phones and it's only happening with one of the batteries

so it won't be recalled in places like China.

Samsung waited until Friday night in South Korea, their time, until after stocks were trading. So now investors will have all weekend to mull this


CURNOW: Certainly a lot to digest because this model have got pretty rave reviews but it certainly also this couldn't happen at a worst moment

because the new iPhone launches next week, Sam.

BURKE: That's right. And what Samsung clearly was trying to do is release these phones in the months before Apple. Here at EFA, they were releasing

other product lines. They wanted all the attention to be positive and on these new products before the Apple release. So really couldn't happen at

a worst time. Also because Samsung is the top smartphone maker in the world. It has nearly 25 percent of market share, Robyn.

But it's not been doing well for the past couple of years but because of the line, this success with this line and those rave reviews we're talking

about, Samsung is actually been doing very well in the past few months. Their stock going up about 25 percent this year. So we'll have to wait

until Monday to see how investors react but certainly this is not part of the comeback story that they've had over the past few months.

CURNOW: OK. Thanks so much. Samuel Burke there. Appreciate it.

Well now, to the storm barreling through the U.S. southeast. Tropical storm Hermine is bringing wind and rain to parts of Georgia and Florida.

Hermine roared ashore as a hurricane then weakened.

So far, one person in Florida has died in the storm and thousands of people are without power. The storm is moving northeast and could reform into a

hurricane when it reaches the Atlantic Ocean.

Our Polo Sandoval is live in Florida with a look at Hermine's aftermath.

Hi there, Polo. What are you seeing?

POLO SANDOVAL, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Robyn, we are seeing this community slowly get back on its feet. But important to point out what you just

mention there of that one fatality that's been confirmed by Florida Governor Rick Scott, that was actually at Marion County, two and a half

hours south of here.

We are actually in St. Marks, the city of St. Marks which is really the closest populated area to the very location where then hurricane Hermine

made landfall in the early morning hours and just as fast as the water poured in, but essentially began to recede very quickly.

The street that you see behind me was completely covered in water only a couple of hours ago. But really speaking to the city manager here in St.

Marks saying that it's really incredible how fast the water has actually receded and also, how the community is now coming together for cleanup

because, yes, the water did make it into some of the homes and some businesses.

But after having spoken to her, she did compare it with the last time that they saw a major tropical event and that was Hurricane Wilma about 11 years

ago. The city manager here in St. Marks saying that that situation was much worse than what we witnessed here.

Again, at this point, the main point that officials want to stress is that these communities still need to get their power restored. This community

included. They're still in the dark because officials actually cut off electricity before the storm blew through in an effort to try to limit

damage and then of course also to prevent any future injury. But again, the main headline now coming from Florida Governor Rick Scott now, at least

one fatality linked to Hermine as it continues to make its way up to the eastern seaboard. Back to you.

CURNOW: Thanks so much Polo, keeping an eye on things there for us. Thank you.

[10:05:02] Well, there's a new development in a criminal case that has sparked outrage across the U.S. A former Stanford University student who

sexually assaulted an unconscious woman had just been released from prison. Brock Turner was only behind bars for three months.

Dan Simon now joins me live with all the details from California.

Hi there, Dan. This certainly hit a nerve, particularly what this young man did.

DAN SIMON, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Certainly did. It's been a huge case and we saw him walk out of the jail quickly. It was clear that Brock Turner did

not want to talk to reporters. He got into a car that was waiting for him and ultimately he's headed back to his home State of Ohio where once he

gets there, he'll have three days to register as a sex offender, Robyn.

This is a case that dates back to January 2015 when Turner was accused of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster outside of a

fraternity party. He was ultimately caught by a pair of graduate students who were on their bicycles. Once this case got to trial, Turner tried to

say that this was consensual but Robyn, the jury just didn't buy it.

But this is a case that really rose to national prominence after that powerful impact statement from the victim, talk about a gut-wrenching,

emotional letter. And it really fueled the anger, Robyn, over what many perceived to be as a very lenient sentence. Turner was sentence to just

six months in prison. He could have got 10 years behind bars in state prison.

So, you know, there's been a lot of criticism directed at the judge. And today, here at San Jose, where we are, there's going to be a rally with

people from this area calling for the judge to be removed. So that's going to be a very interesting development to watch, Robyn.

CURNOW: Indeed. And as you mentioned, that letter, that statement from the young woman who was sexually assaulted, that didn't just touch people

in the U.S. but around the world because it was just such a powerful statement of the rights of women. And this in a way, the fact that he's

out three months -- after three months impacts and has bearing on her arguments. Have we heard anything from her?

SIMON: We have not heard anything from her since she released that statement. Of course, she is probably among those people who would like to

see the judge removed from the bench but we actually have not heard from her directly.

We should point out that Judge Persky, Judge Aaron Persky does have his defenders. People say he is an honorable judge, that he makes fair

rulings. But, you know, he is dealing with some very powerful forces because the anger has been so widespread, not just here in San Jose, but

really, there's been outrage around the world over this particular sentence. And it was all because of her, all because of that letter which

got so much notoriety. Vice President Joe Biden among many others who praised what the victim had to say.

CURNOW: She's very, very brave young woman. Thanks so much for reporting on this case that has touched so many people's lives.

Well, you're watching CNN. Still ahead, Donald Trump's wife takes legal action for a story suggesting she had a racy past. The accusations her

lawyer calls 100 percent false and tremendously damaging. That's next.

Plus, taking a knee during U.S. national anthem but this time other American football players joined Colin Kaepernick's controversial protest

against racism.


[10:10:39] CURNOW: Donald Trump's wife Melania is suing the "Daily Mail" over an article which suggested she may have once worked as an escort. The

British newspaper has issued a retraction but Trump says the lawsuit will still go ahead.

Our Phil Black joins us now from London with the latest.

Hi there, Phil. So, Mrs. Trump said she's not an escort, she wasn't an escort and wants a $150 million from the newspaper who said she was.

PHIL BLACK, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Yes, a very determined, committed legal action there it would seem, Robyn. This all relates to an article that

appeared the "Daily Mail" last month around the 20th. In which it was headlined in part "The very racy past of Donald Trump's Slovenian wife".

The story included an allegation attributed to a book that said the modeling agency she'd worked for in Milan was, "Something like a

gentleman's club." It also pointed to an article in a Slovenian magazine which had claimed that her New York agency also, this is a quote as well,

also operated as an escort agency for wealthy clients.

So, her lawyer has filed a defamation case in a U.S. court insisting that this is absolutely untrue, that is has damaged her reputation, her

business, her perspective and actual economic relationships. And she's demanding compensation, but also, punitive damages as well. That is, she

wants the paper to be punished for printing this.

Now, it is only after the fact that this issue has been filed in court that the "Daily Mail" has now retracted and apologized for the piece. That's

appeared on their website in print over the last 24 hours. And in it the "Daily Mail" says this. This is part of it, "The article did not intend to

state or suggest that these allegations are true, nor did it intend to state or suggest that Mrs. Trump ever worked as an escort or in the sex

business. To the contrary, the Daily Mail newspaper article stated that there was no support for the allegations and provided adamant denials from

Mrs. Trump's spokesperson." It goes on to say the point of the article was that these allegations could impact the U.S. presidential election even if

they are untrue. And the "Daily Mail" apologizes, regrets of any such misinterpretation.

Now, despite that retraction, as you touched on there, Mrs. Trump's lawyer said they are going to proceed with this. Her lawyer is a man named

Charles Harder who some people may know from a recent breach of privacy case involving the former wrestler Hulk Hogan and the Gawker website in

which Hulk Hogan sued that website and the resulting payout was some $140 million, effectively shutting down that website as a business.

In this case, as you touched on, he's pushing for $150 million because he believes that these claims, these lies as he says, are so egregious,

malicious and harmful to Mrs. Trump and her reputation. Robyn.

CURNOW: OK, Phil Black, laid it all for us. Thank you so much.

Well, we all know about Donald Trump -- all we know about Donald Trump's health comes from a bizarrely worded letter written by his doctor. It

declares that Mr. Trump would be the, "Healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency."

Well, our Drew Griffin spoke with the doctor behind that controversial letter. Here's his report.



We met Donald Trump's doctor entering his Park Avenue office just as he's done for the last 35 years.

How it's going?


GRIFFIN: Harold Bornstein is a 69-year-old gastroenterologist who took over this practice from his father and suddenly finds his lifetime of

serving patients being turned upside down because of one letter.

Hey, can I ask you a couple of questions? Did you really write that letter?

BORNSTEIN: I really write that letter. Yes.

GRIFFIN: It is a letter Donald Trump produced last December to prove he is healthy. A note that has been ripped apart by other doctors because of

what they is strange wording, medically incorrect terms and it's unprofessional conclusions. "Trump's test results were astonishingly

excellent," he writes. "And if elected, Mr. Trump I can state unequivocally will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the

presidency." Combined with his somewhat unconventional looks and his unconventional patient, Bornstein has been made out in the aggressive

election coverage to be somewhat eccentric.

[10:15:01] So, can we just ask you a few questions without making .

The soft spoken doctor finally agreed if we weren't intrusive or insulting to take a few questions on the bench outside his office, warning as his

wife would not be so hospitable.

BORNSTEIN: Right here is fine. My wife will come back, she'll get angry.

GRIFFIN: The press has kind of try to make you into this some kind of a lunatic or something.

BORNSTEIN: Well, a lunatic doesn't have my credentials. The only thing I wanted to do in my life is practice with my father which I managed to do

for 35 years until his death in this office.

GRIFFIN: We've looked, believe me, sir, we've looked at your record, we've looked for any signs of trouble. You have had a couple of medical

malpractices civil suits that were settled.

BORNSTEIN: Well, that's normal.

GRIFFIN: The fact is that is normal for a long practicing doctor. A few malpractice suits from decades ago settled. He's never lost his license,

has never faced any criminal allegations whatsoever. And experts CNN has talked with believe whatever his looks or his clients, Dr. Bornstein seems

like a fully competent medical professional.

Are there any regrets you have getting involved in this crazy election?

BORNSTEIN: No. These people are my patients. I take care of them the right way.

GRIFFIN: And you fully -- whatever you wrote in that letter, you fully believe Mr. Trump is capable of being president physically?

BORNSTEIN: Oh, absolutely. There's no question about it.

GRIFFIN: Why did you write that letter? Was it a joke, the words you chose, the way you wrote it?

BORNSTEIN: I was just rushed for time. I had people to see.

GRIFFIN: There was no Trump limo waiting outside he says. He just wrote a letter for a patient that he's been seeing for the last 30 years. A

patient his mother found.

What do you make of being interjected into this election?

BORNSTEIN: I make the interjection. I grew up in Jamaica, New York. There's my wife. I grew up in Jamaica, New York. They lived across the

street. My mother found him as a patient from a member of his golf club and he stayed for 30 years.

GRIFFIN: And then, as he warned, his wife arrived.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You're done. You're done. You're on private property.

GRIFFIN: OK. OK, ma'am we're not .

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We're going to call the police. I'm going to call the police.


GRIFFIN: Thank you, I appreciate you doctor.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I'm going to call the police right now. They're on private property.

GRIFFIN: Thank you doctor. Thank you very much.


CURNOW: Quite a report there from our Drew Griffin.

Well, American football player Colin Kaepernick refused to stand again for the U.S. national anthem and got booed ahead of his protest.

This was the scene when Kaepernick, jersey number 7 there took the field with the San Francisco 49ers against home team San Diego Chargers. It was

Chargers' annual salute to the military night. And Kaepernick says he will continue to protest racism and discrimination in the U.S. One of his

teammates also took a knee during the anthem as another player in another game.

Well, CNN'S sports correspondent and former NFL player Coy Wire joins me now. This has really hit a nerve and he continues to take a stand.

COY WIRE, CNN SPORTS CORRESPONDENT: Yeah, absolutely. And he said he's continue to take that stand until he sees significant change in regards to

what he's calling racial injustice in our country. But he has said from the very beginning, Robyn, that he never meant to disrespect the military

by sitting during the national anthem.

So, last night, when that anthem played something interesting happened. Instead of sitting on a water cooler away from his teammates like he had at

the past three games, Robyn, Kaepernick knelt on one knee surrounded by teammates and there's one joining him on a knee. That's Eric Reid and

former NFL player and army veteran Nate Boyer standing next to Kaepernick there on the right showing support.

Kaepernick invited Boyer to this game after reading an open letter Boyer had written in support of Kaepernick. They had an hour and a half

conversation connecting before the game, respecting one another. Now afterwards, Kaepernick did some explaining and he stood by his reasoning

for the protest.


COLIN KAEPERNICK, SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS QUARTERBACK: The media painted this as I'm anti-American, anti-men and women of the military. And that's not

the case at all. This is really something about human rights. It's about the people. This isn't about anything other than that. And some people

aren't given the same rights, aren't given the same opportunities as others.


WIRE: Now, Kaepernick also went on to say that he's going to donate $1 million to charities that help communities in need, Robyn. That's powerful

stuff and people are listening, like up at the coast in California, Oakland, Seahawk's player Jeremy Lane showing support for Kaepernick,

sitting during the national anthem before his team's game in the final pre- season match against the Raiders. Lane saying that he likes what Kaepernick is doing and wants to stand behind him.

Now, Kaepernick also answered some questions about these infamous socks that he was wearing. He's wearing on practice. They're black socks with

pigs wearing police hats. And he says that he is not trying to bash all police officers out there, just some.


[10:20:11] KAEPERNICK: I have uncles, I have friends who are cops and I have great respect for them because they're doing it for the right reason

and they genuinely want to protect and help people. That's not the case with all the cops and the cops that are murdering people and are racist,

are putting other cops in danger like my family, like my friends. And that's the issue that needs to be addressed.


WIRE: Now, Robyn, he certainly has it objectors, a lot of people who are unapproving of his methods for which he's using to stand up for racial

injustices in our country. But he also is now getting a lot of support. You're seeing his own teammates, players from other teams even who are

joining him in his cause. So it's an interesting situation.

CURNOW: It is really is because you just heard him there sort of defending himself as, you know, not being anti-American. And I mean, it certainly

nothing new that athletes stand up for rights or for issues that mean something to them. I mean, Muhammad Ali is a perfect example. Why is this

issue really touching so many folks?

WIRE: I think the methods he is using are out there. They're strong. I mean, not standing for a national anthem to many in this country would seem

to be disrespectful might as well take the flag and throw it on the ground, you know. And people weren't hearing his message. After that, they saw

that he was disrespecting the military in their mind's eye and so he had to clarify, I'm not, I respect the military, I have family members who are in

the military.

I think he's had to do a lot of explaining because he's doing things like wearing these socks with pigs on them with a police hat. So people were

thinking that's a blank indictment of all police officers in America and he's continually having to clarify his statements.

So, but, you know, you look at him and Lebron James, Muhammad Ali have taken measures to create positive change in our country. But Colin

Kaepernick really pushing buttons with how he's going about it, maybe sometimes people losing the message behind what he's really trying to do.

CURNOW: Yeah, because I think what's so important here is that, you know, the national anthem before a sporting event in America is about American as

apple pie. I think that's the key. He's really pushing a button that means something to a lot of people.

WIRE: Great point.

CURNOW: Thanks so much. Coy Wire, I appreciate it.

Well, you wouldn't expect a country to turn its back on more than $14 billion in tax revenue, would you? But that's what Ireland intends to do.

The government confirmed today that it will appeal this week's ruling by the European Commission ordering Apple to pay the billions in back taxes.

There's sentiment in Ireland to reject the ruling because Apple's European headquarters there helped create thousands of jobs. And there's fear the

ruling may discourage foreign investment in Ireland. Apple has already said it will appeal.

And on Sunday, Mother Teresa will be declared a saint by Pope Francis. She's best known for dedicating her life to the poor of Kolkata in India.

The city once known as Calcutta is the birthplace of the Nobel Prize winner's charity.

Well, CNN's Mallika Kapur grew up there and her life was personally touched by Mother Teresa. Mallika joins us now from Hong Kong.

Hey there Mallika. Great to have you here on Idesk. Tell us about your relationship, what you knew about mother Teresa.

MALLIKA KAPUR, CNN CORRESPONDENT: You know, Robyn, for anyone who grew up in Calcutta, it was called Calcutta then, Kolkata now but I simply say

Calcutta because that's how I grew up calling it Calcutta. So anyone who grew up there in the '70s and '80s, it was very common for our lives to be

intertwined with Mother Teresa's or to be influenced by her simply because she was so accessible.

Now, I know she's being made a saint on Sunday, she is a Nobel Peace Prize winner but at that time she was just Mother Teresa and all the locals in

the city simply call her Mother. And she lives in the heart of the city in this big gray house with these huge doors which were always open. And

people from all backgrounds and different religions were always welcome.

You could go in, just to say hello. Believe it or not, you could go in to pray even if you weren't Catholic. You could go in to request the sisters

to pray for you or to pray for someone who was sick if you wanted it. And the doors were always open and people were always welcome in her home.


KAPUR: When Mother Teresa came to India, a young nun following her calling, she came to this bustling city in the east and never left.

Kolkata became her home. It's where my home is, too.

I enjoyed a simple, happy childhood here. It revolved around family, friends, school. And Mother Teresa figured prominently in each of those

spheres of my life.

Initially, Mother Teresa was part of the Loreto order of nuns, the same order that set up this school, Loreto House, my school. And I remember

sitting in these very classrooms listening to nuns tell us stories about Mother Teresa.

[10:25:05] Locals call her simply Mother. And I often saw Mother and her sisters going about their work, helping, caring, feeding the poorest of the

poor. Back then, I had no idea I was watching history unfold.

She lived in the heart of the city, in this simple room where she later died. Visitors from all faiths and all walks of life were always welcome

at Mother's house. It's where I first met her. She gave me this prayer and then she took my hands in her hands. She had a really firm grip and

then she said to me over and over again, God bless you, my child, God bless you.

Mother adored children and many local families including mine often helped out at her home for abandoned children.

When I was a little girl, I wrote a poem on Mother Teresa and the next time I came here, I had just tagged along with my mother who is volunteering

here at the children's home. And Mother Teresa met me and she said, come here, come here, I want to show something. And she had taken my poem and

framed it and by framing I mean put it in a sheet of plastic and she had stuck it right here.

Some residents complained she put Kolkata on the global map for the wrong reasons, poverty and desperation. But most locals are protective of her.

They said they're proud our city produced a saint.


KAPUR: And, you know, Robyn my own mother still volunteers with the missionaries of charity and I have to say it's quite heartening to see how

some things remain the same. Mother Teresa is no longer there but her work and her legacy continues to live on in Kolkata.

CURNOW: And continues to make a difference. Thanks so much. Beautiful memories there. Mallika Kapur, thank you.

Well, you're watching CNN. I'm Robyn Curnow. And much more news after the break. Stay with us.


[10:30:18] CURNOW: Welcome to the "International Desk," I'm Robyn Curnow. Thanks for joining me. Here's a check of the headlines.

Samsung is recalling its new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after some users reported the phone caught fire while charging. The recall affects 10

countries including South Korea and the U.S. but not China. Sales of the phone are now halted and the Note 7 debuted just a month ago.

Tropical storm Hermine is barreling through the southeastern U.S. at this hour. It was a hurricane when it came ashore in Florida where authorities

are investigating one possible storm-related death. Parts of Florida have been there without power and there are reports of flooding.

And a former Stanford University swimmer sentenced to just six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman has been released from

prison. Brock Turner was only behind bars for three months. The brevity of the sentence sparked outrage against the judge.

And today marks the grim anniversary of an event that awoke the world to the refugee crisis in the Middle East. One year ago today, a Syrian boy

named Aylan Kurdi drowned and washed up on a Turkish beach. Other children have made it though through the horrors of the Syrian war but those scars

will stay with them for life.

Jomana Karadsheh has the story from Jordan.


JOMANA KARADSHEH, CNN CORRESPONDENT: This could be a scene anywhere in the world, a mother recording her little girl singing. But this is not

anywhere. This is Syria.

The mother shouts, we're fine, we're fine. Activists say the little girl from Aleppo escaped unharmed but for her and for millions of Syria's

children, they carry psychological wounds the world may never see.

11-year-old Razan (ph) was pulled from underneath the rubble of her school in Homs. Even after five years and a new life in Jordan, Razan doesn't

want to talk about the horrors she's lived through and the nightmares etched in her young mind.

Family members say she smiles again after some psychological support through this U.N.-sponsored center, one of 200 in Jordan. The children

play, learn, and are given the space to do what children do. But Razan is not the little girl she once was.

Shireen Yaish runs Jordan's only art therapy center. She's worked with more than 500 Syrian children over the past four years.

SHIREEN YAISH, KAYNOUNA ART THERAPY CENTER: There's an evil side. They've seen it and they know it exists. You know, we cover our children's ears

and eyes when something bad happens in front of them or when there's something on the news but these kids have seen it, they've felt it and

that's it. They've changed forever.

KARADSHEH: Yaish tries to help them deal with their emotions using arts. Some of the artwork she shows us is haunting. Like these drawings by a 4-

year-old boy.

YAISH: He's very quiet, very peaceful, yet, the art that he made, the use of black first, I think four or five sessions was very prominent. You have

this house and that is empty. And then you have this man shooting a bird. And then you have this man that had lost an arm. And this was a park, a

playground. And I asked him who's playing in it? And he said nobody. Everybody's dead. This kid was exposed to a lot of death.

KARADSHEH: In cases like this, the trauma is so severe drawing alone was not enough.

YAISH: This kid made this mask and then completely acted out during the session. He got really aggressive, was hitting other boys and beside that

was not dealt with or did not come out in the art came out there because he felt that he was covered, that he was protected and he could be whoever he

wanted to be.

KARADSHEH: The boy was referred to individual treatment. Another recurring theme in Yaish's sessions is the micro boats to Europe. They

call them death boats.

YAISH: This death boat was made by a child. And one of the question I asked him was, it's empty. Why is that this boat empty? There is no one

out there and he said those on it didn't survive.

KARADSHEH: Drawings that provide a glimpse into the deep scars of war of Syria's youngest and most vulnerable.

Jomana Karadsheh, CNN, Amman.


CURNOW: Very powerful piece there. But despite those deep scars, there are some signs that even in Syria kids will be kids.

Take a look at these photos showing a group of boys playfully swimming in what that looks like a small pond. According to the pro-opposition group

that published these images, the water-filled crater was actually left by a rocket attack.

Our CNN cannot independently verify these images. The caption reads in part, "Life is not over. Aleppo's children make a new life."

[10:35:07] Well, moving on, U.S. President Barack Obama is headed to Beijing for the final G20 meeting of his presidency. There he'll meet with

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the first time since the failed coup in that country in July.

Well, our Fareed Zakaria asked Mr. Obama about the relationship between the two nations in this exclusive interview.


BARACK OBAMA, U.S. PRESIDENT: We haven't seen a diminishing effect on our security relations. Turkey continues to be a strong NATO ally. They are

working with us to defeat ISIL and are an important partner on a whole range of security issues in the region.

But, you know, no doubt what is true is that they've gone through a political and civil earthquake in their country. And they've got to

rebuild and how they rebuild is going to be important and what we want to do is indicate to them the degree to which we support the Turkish people.

But like any good friend, we want to give them honest feedback if we think that the steps they're taking are going to be contrary to their long-term

interests and our partnership.


CURNOW: Well, Fareed Zakaria also asked Mr. Obama about his upcoming meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Now, you can watch the full

exclusive interview this weekend on "Fareed Zakaria GPS."

And an explosion on Thursday not only destroyed a rocket, it also set back a plan to bring better internet to Sub-Saharan Africa. Details of that

plan and why it's important, coming up.


CURNOW: You're watching CNN, I'm Robyn Curnow. Thanks for joining me. And an investigation into why a SpaceX rocket blew up is underway.

The explosion happened while SpaceX was conducting a test on the launch pad. The blast destroyed the rocket and the satellite was supposed to take

into space later in the week. It was product explosion, wasn't it? That satellite is part of Facebook's push to provide internet to rural Africa.

And Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a statement he's deeply disappointed to hear that SpaceX's launch failure destroyed the satellite.

He adds it would have provided connectivity to so many entrepreneurs and everyone else across the continent.

Well, let's go to Africa. David McKenzie is following the story from Johannesburg. Mr. Zuckerberg has been traveling actually on the continent

this week. And what is interesting here that a rocket blows up in Florida and there is a impact for many Africans where you are.

DAVID MCKENZIE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, that's right, Robyn. And Zuckerberg did say that it was unfortunate that this blew up that

they're going to continue on their plans to try and increase the level of internet access in Africa.

[10:40:04] The head of Facebook has been in Nigeria and Nairobi this week. This satellite would have been co-leased by Facebook to take all of its

bandwidth and cover sections of Sub-Saharan Africa to allow free internet access to certain sites to people who may not be able to access it. It's

part of their initiative. And he said they will push on with the plans.

And they also have these pretty amazing drones that they're experimenting as well, that will fly above areas and also provide Wi-Fi for people who

need that access because internet access is seen as one of the key drivers of kind of success, of course, and has been one of the key issues with the

wealth gap as some countries progress. Others are left behind faster because of the lack of access to technology. Robyn?

CURNOW: Yeah. And obviously, I've lived in South Africa and traveled so much in Africa. And it's very clear that in many places, connectivity is

so important. Just what is it like and particularly it's very expensive?

MCKENZIE: Well, it can be expensive but, you know, as you know, Africa is not a country and in all the different countries they have a wide variety

of internet penetration. You've got countries like South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, leading the way with access to internet and access to smartphones.

Now, if you compared that to the U.S., the numbers are quite low around the 40 percent marker last year. But if you compare it to places like India,

actually it's pretty high. And there you have seen a great deal of speedy access in certain countries in Africa to the internet, mostly through

mobile phones.

And it's partly a good thing for Africa because they've managed to skip generations of technology. While other people use dial-up and then LAN and

then Ethernet and Wi-Fi, here in Africa, in certain places going straight through to the latest generation of internet access.

It's those places outside of those tech hubs in southern, east and west Africa that have minimal access to the internet and that's where Facebook

and others are trying to kind of broaden the imprint and that's what this satellite was trying to do. But I'm sure there'll be more efforts by the

company to get access and give access to Africans across the continent.

CURNOW: Thanks so much. The consequences of that blast playing out there in Africa. David McKenzie, appreciate it.

Well finally, a dog in Peru found herself in a precarious situation. Oh dear. Look at this. The white dog named Nikki became trapped while

searching for food in a canal.

She put her head through a hole and got stuck. People in the rural town of San Martin came to a rescue. They gave her water as they drug and drilled

around the hole to free her head.

The rescuers were actually finally able to pull her to safety. She wasn't injured and no deal and now locals are hoping to find her a forever home.

On that note, thanks for watching. It's a wrap from us here at the "International Desk." "World Sport" is next.


[10:45:07] CHRISTINA MACFARLANE, CNN WORLD SPORT ANCHOR: Hi there and welcome along to CNN "World Sport" where we're just minutes away now from

the start of the third rounds at the U.S. Open. Men's top seat Novak Djokovic is back in action after having a walkover to the third round.

He'll face Russia's Mikhail Youzhny. Four seed Rafael Nadal is in good form at the moment. He's looking to reach the fourth round against another

Russian, an Andrei Kuznetzov.

And on the women's side, second seed Angelique Kerber will face on the American Catherine Bellis in the third round. While American eight seed

Madison Keys looks to continue her good run against Japans' Naomi Osaka.

Meanwhile, Serena Williams switched gear to another milestone on Thursday night, tying Martina Navratilova's open era record by winning her 306th

career Grand Slam match. But the world's number one didn't seem all that happy with her performance despite wrapping up the match in straight sets

6-3, 6-3. Again, Vania King with Jay-z and Beyonce looking on the former champ looks increasingly frustrated with her performance despite delivering

13 aces and wrapping things up in under 65 minutes.


SERENA WILLIAMS, 6-TIME U.S. OPEN CHAMPION: I just think it should have been different scoreline for me and I should've -- I feel like I made a lot

of errors. But, you know, there's nothing I can do about that now. What really matters is I got the win and hopefully I'll just get better.


MACFARLANE: I guess it takes perfection to be the world's number one.

Well, earlier in the day, Andy Murray managed to ignore a deafening downpour on the roof of the Arthur Ashe Stadium to beat Marcel Granollers

in straight set after a long first set of lung busting rallies rumbled on an Olympic champion eventually ground on the win. But then there was no

doubt both players were unsettled by the background noise which Murray described as the loudest he'd ever experienced.


ANDY MURRAY, 2012 U.S. OPEN CHAMPION: Well, I don't think it was too different to the other night when I played. But when the rain came it was

certainly loud. I mean, you couldn't hear anything, really. So, I mean, you could hear the line calls but not so much when the opponents, you know,

when they're hitting the ball or when you're hitting the ball really, which is tough because purely because we're not used to it. That's what makes it



MACFARLANE: Now, there were a lot of eyes on Thursday night's NFL preseason game between the San Francisco 49ers and the San Diego Chargers

but not for the football.

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was met with boos when he stuck by his resolve not to stand during the playing of the national anthem before


Our CNN's Paul Vercammen was there and has the story now from San Diego.

PAUL VERCAMMEN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Colin Kaepernick continued his protest here in San Diego and when he loped on to the field in the pre-game warm-

ups with his helmet off, he was booed and he was booed for the rest of the game.

When the anthem started, Kaepernick was standing and then he dropped down to one knee. Then when the anthem ended, there was a cheer by the San

Diego fans but they then resumed their booing of Kaepernick. He got the ball first for the 49ers and he was booed every snap ever since. And after

the game, the fans gave Kaepernick mixed reviews.


VERCAMMEN: So what do you think of him not standing for the anthem, especially, you know, like a military appreciation night?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Free country. He can do what he wants. I don't think it's very respectful, you know. I think it's somewhat ignorant, you know,

but it's his right to do what he wants. If you want to be an idiot, you could be an idiot. It's America. Do what you want.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don't feel he respects the country, you know. Military fights hard for this country so he has the right. I do understand

where he's coming from but I just don't respect it.

I don't see that this is the way he should've taking his stance. He should have found another way. He's well-paid. He could have found another

outlet other than trying to do something that disrespects America in my opinion.

VERCAMMEN: It was military night inside the stadium. There was a lot of pomp and there was a lot of circumstance. The fans were enjoying the game.

But there sure was a cluster of them that seem to enjoy more than anything booing Colin Kaepernick.


VERCAMMEN: Now back to you.

CURNOW: All right.

Up next as the Italian Grand Prix kicks into gear up here, a former Formula One star tells us why Ferrari has fizzled in 2016.


[10:51:37] MACFARLANE: Welcome back. Formula One's oldest Grand Prix circuit Monza has received some good news in the past hour, a new deal with

Formula One to secure its future for the next three years.

Discussions with Bernie Ecclestone had been ongoing for almost two years, but as understood a financial agreement has now been reached to keep the

race on track until 2019. And it couldn't have come at a better time, on the eve of the Italian Grand Prix where there is something of a tussle on

the way in qualifying today as it always is between Mercedes teammates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton.

After Rosberg took the early lead in the first practice, championship leader Hamilton roared back to win the second by almost 0.210 of the second

faster than German Nico Rosberg.

Our 13 races down and eight to go, the fight for the title is at its peak. So, it's a good time to hear from former drivers, David Coulthard and Mark

Webber who sat down with us to recap the big talking points of the season so far.


DAVID COULTHARD, FORMER FORMULA ONE RACING DRIVER: Australia, China, Spain, Monte Carlo, Canada, we've been to so many different places already.

I've been encouraged by the twists and turns, the excitement that we've seen in the season.

MARK WEBBER, FORMER FORMULA ONE RACING DRIVER: Lewis looks, you know, pretty flaky at the start. Not even fully applying himself to the job, to

be honest, I can view. Really, he likes to put a bit of pressure on himself and say how maybe the minimal amount he can get away with to keep


COULTHARD: And I think that he probably always overstepped but it was probably, I think, with Lewis's comeback has been incredible to watch.

WEBBER: That qualifying episode, because I'm always there for that and see the commitment and the control he had. In this when you see the class

come through and he's a phenomenal, phenomenal force when he's got his eye on the prize. It's going to be a real handful for Nico now I think to take

the championship to him.

COULTHARD: Barcelona for me was an incredibly exciting, the Grand Prix race because we had the battle of the teammates, ended in a crash. You

know, that will be an iconic image that we'll see for decades to come and the same way the process came together in Suzuka the chicane. We still

replay that today and certainly fans of the sport remember where they were the day that happened. I think what happened with Nico and Lewis will be

remembered as well.

For those who watched, they'll remember that was the risk that Max Verstappen and Lewis tires incredibly well and went on to win the first

Grand Prix. And what an amazing story to be the youngest driver in the history of the sport and showing that if you're good enough, you're old


WEBBER: Max Verstappen has done an incredible job to come through in a short period of time and win in this first real race with a big team was

something and I think all of us didn't really expect. We knew he's special but to have that composure and close out that race like he did was very,

very special. And he's wet driving and it's almost done as well. On the outside with Nico Rosberg, some of the passing moves and even early, you

know, for the educated eye, you know, if I suppose I am myself are watching that in the early laps and those conditions and see how much confidence he

had out of a tricky venue, that slope he was on. And he's certainly the goods.

COULTHARD: Red Bull were to come back, generally has been great to watch. You know, they went to the brink of complete breakdown in the relationship

of Renault rebranded it TAG Heuer and came back and, you know, have won the Grand Prix in an era where Mercedes are all dominant.

[10:55:20] WEBBER: I think the domination is -- has been overplayed a bit, too. I think that the lifetime advantage has been there often. But they

haven't had many one-two finishes. You know, and that was real domination. I think when you have teams dominating one-two, one-two, week in, week in,

week out, Mercedes haven't really done that this year.

COULTHARD: After that, I think it's more some of the disappointments if you like. I think Ferrari has been disappointing. They're surprisingly


The Ferrari unwinding is something that we've seen before in that emotional roller coaster way only Ferrari and the Italians can do. And it's

interesting to watch. I'm sure they'll bounce back but right now they are struggling to sort of keep it all together.

So that's pretty exciting. We end up in Japan and Malaysia and Singapore. I think it's going to go down in history as one of the great Grand Prix


WEBBER: I hope for the season it ends with a bit of a bang, not on track, but with a good race.


MACFARLANE: And the next edition of the Circuit takes a look at some of the brightest young stars of Formula One. Join Amanda Davis for that next

Friday, September the 9th at 4:30 p.m. in London, 11:30 p.m. in Hong Kong only on CNN.

Well, that's your lot for this edition of "World Sport". I'm Christina Macfarlane in London. Stay with us because the "International Desk" with

Robyn Curnow returns after this short break.