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German Police Arrest 3 Suspected ISIS Militants; Aid Deliveries On Standby Amid Syrian Truce; Syria Claims It Shot Down Israeli Warplane; Clinton's Pneumonia Diagnosis Fuels Transparency Debate; U.S. Flies B-1 Bombers Over S. Korea In Show Of Force; Clooney Urges Action On South Sudan; Taiwan Braces For Super Typhoon Meranti; Facebook Sued Over Nude Photo Of Teenage Girl; Hecklers Interrupt Ryan Lochte's Dancing Debut; BBC Loses Popular Baking Show To Rival. Aired 10-11a ET
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[10:00:14] ROBYN CURNOW, CNN ANCHOR: Ahead here at the "International Desk," ISIS terrorist suspects arrested in Germany. In Syria, besieged
areas are still waiting for aid. And legal action over a photo of a naked teenager on Facebook.
Hi there, everyone, welcome. I'm Robyn Curnow at the CNN center.
We start in Europe where arrest by arrest, police are working to stop the next terror attack. Early this morning German police raided an apartment
in the country's north. They arrested three young men, all Syrian, all suspected of fighting for ISIS. An official says evidence may link all
three to the attacks in Paris last November.
Well, our Atika Shubert is following all the latest developments from Berlin.
Hi there, Atika. Just lay out for us what evidence the police have got the here.
ATIKA SHUBERT, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, you know, what's really interesting here is that the prosecutor's office and the
interior minister gave quite a few details. We know those arrests happened early this morning but they have been under surveillance for quite some
They appear to be linked to the Paris attackers that carried out that horrific attack in November of last year. And they know this, because they
had passports issued essentially by ISIS. They were forged passports. They appeared to have been forged by the same forger and they came through
the same network that the attackers came through. So, this is deeply concerning to security authorities here.
However, they also point out that they did not appear to be an imminent attack. Rather, this appears to have been a sleeper cell. And that is the
words actually used by security authorities here to describe the three.
They believe they were planted here by ISIS, that they left Syria in October of last year, landed here in November of last year, coming through
the land route that so many refugees took. And they were -- and apparently intending to stay here and awaiting instructions from ISIS. So what the
government is looking at now is just how far that network extends, Robyn.
CURNOW: And I know that CNN was reporting last week that authorities still believe that there are up to 30, 40 people connected to those Paris attacks
still on the run, still being hunted. Do we know if these three are connected to an initial group that CNN reported on last week?
SHUBERT: Yeah, well, we know this because CNN had access to those documents that showed how widespread the network was. Now, we don't know
from German authorities if this is specifically linked to that, but it does appear to have a connection. And what German authorities are doing now is
they're looking at who came into the country over the last year and whether or not they have connections to this ISIS network.
But to put this into perspective, now there are hundreds of thousands of refugees that have come here to Germany, but there are only 60 ongoing
cases actually looking at people that could be connected with ISIS. So a very small percentage actually connected in any way to refugees. But it
appears that ISIS took advantage of the refugee situation to infiltrate with their operatives and develop cells in Germany and other parts of
CURNOW: And authorities have mentioned the links between the Paris attackers and this group. And they talk about the same smuggling group is
involved. What exactly do we know then about that group?
SHUBERT: I think what this means is that, as you know, many of those who cross into Europe illegally will tend to use some of the same networks,
some of those people smugglers that get them across borders from Syria to Turkey, from Turkey to Greece, you know. And it's sort of a market. You
know, you pay to get people -- to get you across, whether it's by vehicle or walking across the border.
Now, it appears that these three may have used the same person or the same network that the Paris attackers used. Of course, many other people may
have as well. But that link is important, because now they're going to look back and say, "OK, who else was connected to this network? Who else
used this way to get into Europe? What do we know about them and what they're doing?"
CURNOW: OK, thank you so much, Atika Shubert there, keeping an eye on an important development there. Appreciate it.
And in Paris, police are charging three women with conspiring to carry out a terror attack near the Notre Dame Cathedral. Police arrested the three
last week, if you remember, after a car was spotted near the landmark. Police say it was packed with gas cylinders. They charged a man for
failing to report the plan. On Saturday, police also charged the fourth woman whose fingerprints they say were found on the car.
[10:05:00] And turning now to Syria where an effort to deliver much needed aid is hitting one road block after another. Both the U.N. and the Red
Cross say they will not go into besieged areas until they are sure their workers will be safe.
On top of that, aid from Turkey has been delayed at the Syrian border. Their state-run news agency reports the government is blocking that aid
into Aleppo unless it's coordinated with the Syrian government and the U.N. All this despite a ceasefire in the country meant to allow humanitarian aid
Well, our Arwa Damon is on the Turkish-Syrian border. We also have Oren Liebermann standing by in Tel Aviv with the latest on Syria's claims that
its military shot down an Israeli warplane. Gets you into the moment, Oren.
First to you, Arwa, I mean, this is a very fragile piece in Syria. What's the status of these aid trucks?
ARWA DAMON, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, from what we can understand, there are a number of trucks that have aid in them, that are in
the customs area along the Turkey-Syria border. Some think of it as no man's land. This is aid that is destined specifically for the besieged
areas of Aleppo. And that is the aid that is unable to cross into Syria because there are no guarantees that the trucks will be able to cross
through regime checkpoints.
So, yes, as we're mentioning there, we have not yet seen aid being delivered into besieged areas, or areas that aid has been previously unable
That being said, people that we have been speaking to in Syria are telling us that they no longer hear that incessant terrifying buzzing of fighter
jets overhead, Robyn. They are not reporting the intensity of air strikes or barrel bomb.
And yes, there have been some incidents that have involved artillery fire as well as gunfire. But if we're talking about the scale of violence that
we used to see in Syria on a fairly normal level, it has been significantly reduced. And people are so desperate, they will take whatever it is that
they can. In fact, one resident of eastern Aleppo that CNN spoke to, Robyn, was saying that for the first time in months he was actually able to
get a full night sleep.
CURNOW: Wow, something so simple. Arwa, thanks. Oren, to you, what are you hearing about the Syrian claims?
OREN LIEBERMANN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, this comes from the Syrian claim this morning that they'd shot down an Israeli fighter jet and an Israeli
drone over the Syrian Golan. Israel immediately denied that claim saying none of their jets were ever in danger. They do said the Syrians fired two
surface-to-air missiles, but those surface-to-air missiles were inaccurate and didn't endanger their aircraft in any way.
We have yet to see any sort of visual evidence. What the Syrian government says this happened is right across the Israeli-occupied Golan right across
from the fence. It would be just a few miles in Syria. So you'd be able to see from Israeli-occupied Golan, you'd be able to see the fighter jet
going down. You might even be able to see the wreckage. We've seen none of that. So I think there are reasons to be skeptical about Syrian claim
that they've downed a fighter jet.
What was an Israeli fighter jet doing over Syrian airspace? Well, there's been a lot of increase fighting in that area right in the Syrian Golan last
week and even after the ceasefire was supposed to take place at sundown yesterday. Some of that fire between the Syrian army and Syrian rebels has
come into Israel, some projectiles across into the Israeli-occupied Golan.
Israel's policy is that it holds the Syrian government responsible for all of that and will retaliate against that. So what happened last night, a
projectile crossed into the Israeli-occupied Golan, Israel retaliated with an air strike and that's where the Syrians say they shot down the airplane,
that's the claim the Israelis denied.
Now, two interesting things about that is, first, if there was a projectile that crossed over last night, it's an indication that the ceasefire never
took hold in and around Konetra, in and around that area right in the Syrian Golan in southern Syria.
Now, we just got a notification a few minutes ago from the IDF that another projectile crossed over earlier today, Robyn, that's one, more indication
that the ceasefire never took effect there in southern Syria where the Syrian army is battling it out with rebels.
CURNOW: Important clarification there. Thanks so much, Oren Liebermann there in Tel Aviv. Arwa Damon, also keeping an eye on the status of those
aid trucks. Thanks to you both.
Well, Hillary Clinton is working the phones from home this week. The Democratic presidential nominee is taking a break from the campaign trail.
She's recovering from pneumonia. And then CNN's Jeff Zeleny explains Clintons delayed disclosure of her illness has renewed transparency
Here's his report.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
HILLARY CLINTON, (D) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I'm feeling so much better, and obviously I should have gotten some rest sooner.
JEFF ZELENY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Hillary Clinton speaking to CNN from her home, after days of trying to recover from pneumonia.
CLINTON: I just thought I could keep going forward and power through it.
ZELENY: The Democratic nominee responding to critics who have slammed her campaign for not disclosing her diagnosis sooner.
[10:10:03] CLINTON: I just didn't think it was going to be that big a deal.
ZELENY: She's trying to trend the transparency spotlight back on Donald Trump who is yet to release his tax returns or medical records.
CLINTON: Compare everything you know about me with my opponent. I think it's time he met the same level of disclosure that I have for years.
ZELENY: Clinton pledging to return to the campaign trail this week, texting her supporters that she's feeling fine and getting better. And
calling into the San Francisco fund-raiser she was forced to miss.
CLINTON: I wish so much I could be there.
ZELENY: Clinton tells CNN she never lost consciousness when she lost her balance while leaving Sunday's 9/11 memorial service.
CLINTON: I felt overheated. I decided that I did need to leave. And as soon as I got into the air-conditioned van, I cooled off, I got some water,
and very quickly I felt better.
ZELENY: Her husband Bill Clinton said this isn't the first time she's had such an incident.
BILL CLINTON, FORMER U.S. PRESIDENT: Rarely, but on more than one occasion over the last many, many years, the same sort of thing has happened to her
when she just got severely dehydrated.
CLINTON: I think really only twice, that I can recall. It is something that has occurred a few times over the course of my life.
ZELENY: Back in 2012, Clinton fainted at her home suffering from a concussion which her husband said it took her six months to recover from.
At the time, the State Department downplayed it as a stomach virus and dehydration.
Trump on the campaign trail unusually quiet about Clinton's health as both candidates vow to release more medical information this week.
DONALD TRUMP, (R) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I'll be releasing very, very specific numbers.
CLINTON: We'll add more information, but I've already released information about my health in this campaign, as well as nearly 40 years of tax
returns. We've already met a high standard of transparency, and we know the least about Donald Trump of any candidate in recent American history.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
CURNOW: Well, it's Jeff Zeleny reporting there.
M.J. Lee joins me from New York. Hi there, M.J. Clinton's in bed, but she's got some heavy hitters out there working on her behalf, President
Obama and her husband Bill Clinton.
M.J. LEE, CNN POLITICAL REPORTER: Absolutely. She has some big name surrogates that are campaigning on her behalf this week as she continues to
recuperate in her home in Chappaqua, New York.
Now, it's clear based on what she told our Anderson Cooper last night, she is desperate to get back on the campaign trail. She wants to be out there
working. She wants to be at her events and her fund-raisers. But this I think is a part of the problem, when she got her doctors orders last Friday
that she had pneumonia and that she should really rest for a couple days, she did not take that advice. And I think she is learning that lesson and
has decided to take that advice and that is why she's staying put.
But I think of anyone else in the Democratic Party, the President and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, those are two men who can very much
speak to her behalf and help rally supporters. President Obama, of course, can speak to what she wants to do in the White House and can also speak to
her as a personal friend and someone that he ran against as an adversary in 2008.
President Bill Clinton continues to have a lot of star power. A lot of Democrats point to his presidency as having been successful. And when I've
gone out on the road and spoken to people at Hillary Clinton's rallies, they often mention President Bill Clinton in positive terms.
So, while she needs to stay put and rest this week, she does have some big names that are campaigning on her behalf.
CURNOW: She should. And as we saw from Secretary Clinton's stumble over the weekend, well, she stumbled and well, it kind of allowed Trump to
recover some of his footing, but her campaign has certainly come back quickly, releasing a new ad today. I just want to play it.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
TRUMP: You can't lead this nation if you have such a low opinion for citizens.
How stupid are the people of the country?
We're building a wall. He's a Mexican.
You got to see this guy, "Oh, I don't know what I said. I don't remember."
You're living in poverty. Your schools are no good. You have no jobs. What the hell do you have to lose?
If you look at his wife, she had nothing to say. She probably -- maybe she wasn't allowed to have anything to say.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
CURNOW: So Clinton's wobbles the last few days certainly given Trump a window to take an opportunity that he hasn't had before. How quickly can
she move on? Is this an ad an example of how she can quickly turn the conversation?
LEE: Her campaign is definitely looking to move past this basket of deplorables comment. Just to be clear, this is when she went to a
fundraiser and she said that half of Donald Trump supporters fall into this category, this basket of deplorables.
[10:15:03] She set some of those characteristics were being racist, being xenophobic, being Islamophobic. She was trying to make the case that a lot
of Donald Trump supporters have this world views that are simply unacceptable. She did, of course, come out and say that she regretted
saying that half of Trump supports fell into that category. To be clear, she did not offer a blanket apology.
But, look, what we're seeing is this dynamic of both campaigns trying to say that each one is being disrespectful to voters. And I think this ad
that we just saw from Hillary Clinton's campaign goes to show how on the offensive they are trying to go. They want to point out some of the
inflammatory and offensive things that Donald Trump has said throughout this campaign cycle.
And really what she told Anderson Cooper last night is that she thinks that the two candidates, herself and Donald Trump really need to be held to the
same standards. And so if she's being criticized for making what she thought was an awful comment that it's very fair to continue going after
Donald Trump for some of the things that he has said in the past as well.
CURNOW: And, M.J., we heard from Secretary Clinton's conversation interview with Anderson Cooper that she basically said she was sick, but
she told she could soldier on. Now, this, you know, lot of opinion. Some say this is a lack of transparency. Other say, "Hey, that's just what most
working women do, they soldier on."
The reaction to her illness, I mean, is there a conversation being had that perhaps some people might perceive it sort of a veiled snide that a woman
isn't strong enough to be president?
LEE: Well, I think certainly Hillary Clinton herself had suggested that a little bit, perhaps not explicitly, but she has been asked time and time
again, "Do you think that you're being held to a different standard, perhaps, because you're a woman?" And she has sort of suggested that,
"Yes, I think that at least in part this is what we're seeing. This was a dynamic that we've seen in this campaign."
And, look, I think it's fascinating that the issue of health has been such a big issue this campaign cycle, perhaps even more than in past cycles, and
that is because, the fact of the matter is we have two presidential nominees who are relatively older in age. These are candidates who so far
have not actually put out that much information about their medical histories.
And I think, especially, given what happen on Sunday with Hillary Clinton stumbling as she got into this van, a lot of voters want to know more
information and I think they want their sort of questions answered on whether both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are fit to assume the office
of the presidency.
I think it's also important to keep in mind, of course, campaigning for president is hard. It's physically grueling. I've been on Hillary
Clinton's plane over the last week and there is really not a lot of down time. Most of her day is packed with, you know, traveling, meeting with
voters, speaking at rallies, doing interviews.
But I do think that at this point in the campaign, she doesn't want to slow down, because she knows that with less than two months left, every
interview and every appearance really counts for a lot.
CURNOW: Indeed. It's a difficult choice, isn't it for both candidates. Absolutely exhausting, rigorous schedule, but certainly time is running
out, that election eight weeks away as you said. M.J. Lee, as always, thank you so much for joining us.
Well, you're watching CNN. Ahead, U.S. strategic bombers fly over South Korea in a show of force. Look at that. How the U.S. and its allies are
responding to North Korea's nuclear threat.
[10:20:54] CURNOW: You're watching CNN. It's 20 minutes past the hour. Thanks for joining me. And the U.S. is responding to North Korea's nuclear
test with a show of force flying two strategic bombers over South Korea early on Tuesday.
Well, Barbara Starr joins us now from the Pentagon with more. And certainly was that a show of force, but also really just a show?
BARBARA STARR, CNN PENTAGON CORRESPONDENT: Well, indeed, Robyn, I think even Pentagon officials will tell you it was a symbolic show of force at
the least. Two U.S. B-1 bombers, they are nuclear capable anymore these days, these are conventional bombers. They were accompanied by South
Korean F-15s and U.S. Air Force F-16s.
But the show of force indeed a message to North Korea and the U.S. is, you know, trying to figure out a way, after this latest nuclear test, is there
a way to convince the North Korean regime to pull back on its nuclear efforts.
Right now, they doesn't really appear to be. The regime appears to be going full ahead on all of this. There is even growing speculation. They
may be getting ready for yet another nuclear test. This is unsettling.
The region concerned that the North Koreans now are mastering the warhead technology, the missile technology and the launcher technology. And if
they put all of that together successfully that will give them some day, sooner rather than later, a nuclear weapons capability to reach out, attack
the Asian allies, possibly even reach out as far as the United States.
Whether the North Koreans really are aiming towards an attack, perhaps questionable, but they certainly are aiming towards the capability, Robyn.
CURNOW: So, with that in minds, and with the North Koreans certainly defined in the face of U.N. sanctions, U.N. resolutions shows of force like
this, what other scenarios that the Pentagon, for example, is planning for? There don't seem to be a lot of options.
STARR: Well, you know, this is the U.S. military. There's that old cliche. They plan for everything. Indeed, there are plans for the
potential worst case scenario if one had to attack North Korea or go to war against the North.
The U.S., even just a couple of days ago right after that nuclear test reminding the world that the U.S. nuclear deterrence umbrella if you will
does extend to Japan and South Korea, that the U.S. has alliances and treaties in the region that they will defend both of those countries. So
that is perhaps the most key reminder.
The U.S., I think, fair to say still hoping step up sanction can work, that maybe China can make some overtures to North Korea. But make no mistake,
there just doesn't appear to be a solution to this, at least not for now.
CURNOW: No, indeed. And certainly diplomats and world leaders will be talking about this top of the agenda next week at the U.N. General
Assembly. But certainly, not a lot of obvious answers. Thanks so much, Barbara Starr.
STARR: That's right.
CURNOW: Well actor and activist George Clooney is shining a light on corruption in South Sudan. Clooney and fellow actor Don Cheadle went to
Washington to present themselves of a two-year undercover investigation.
It was carried out by a group co-founded by Clooney and it found leaders on both sides of South Sudan Civil War are profiting from the conflicts lining
their own pockets while civilians are killed and displaced. But Clooney told CNN's Jake Tapper ignoring the problem is not the answer.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
GEORGE CLOONEY, ACTOR AND ACTIVIST: The reality is if South Sudan is a failed state, we've seen what influences take over in a failed state and
it's never good. And that's something that we'll have to deal with for generations, if we don't deal with it now. Now, it's easy. It will be a
lot harder in the years to come. So when people wonder why now, why are we giving so much aid already to South Sudan, it's because of that.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
CURNOW: Well, Clooney says the corruption goes all the way up to South Sudan's President, his former deputy and top generals. His group is urging
tougher sanctions to cut off their flow of funds.
[10:25:02] And in Zimbabwe, protesters are facing an increasing use of force by authorities to try to silent their call for an end to the rule of
Robert Mugabe. The President had served nearly 40 years and he calls it a dangerous game to protest against him.
Our David McKenzie spoke with a police officer who said he's afraid the situation will turn deadly.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: They talk of the use of tear smoke, they talk of the use of animals, like dogs, horses and the like, then the last one is use of
firearms in that order.
DAVID MCKENZIE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Are you afraid someone is going to get killed?
UNIDENTIFIED MAKE: Yeah, if the momentum of these demonstrations continues, I think eventually they are going to use live ammunition.
That's my worry.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
CURNOW: Well, David and his team have actually just returned from Harare and you can watch the rest of David McKenzie's exclusive reporting on the
push for political change in Zimbabwe, CNN's "Amanpour" at 7:00 p.m. in London.
And police in the U.S. State of Florida say a fire at a mosque was deliberately set. They're looking for the suspect. Now, it's the same
mosque attended by the shooter who killed 49 people at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. CNN's Boris Sanchez has more on this story.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
BORIS SANCHEZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Officials don't have too many details as to the suspect's background right now. They're actually putting this video
out there hoping that someone in the public will recognize him and lead them to the suspect.
What we know so far is that he's a Hispanic or white man and he showed up here at the mosque at about 11:30 last night in a Harley Davidson-style
motorcycle. He was wearing a bandana to cover his face and he's wearing a hat so it was difficult to really get detail of his face. He was wearing a
button-down shirt and embroidered jeans and he was carrying something that looks like a glass full of liquid and paper.
At one point during the surveillance video that was captured, you see white flash and then you see that man flee. Officials have yet to publicly
speculate whether or not this is a hate crime. But speaking to officials here at the mosque and local Muslim leaders, they tell us there is no doubt
in their mind that this was a hate crime.
And one of the people here at the mosque that I spoke with said that this is part of a trend, the continuing trend of escalating attacks against
Muslims in this country. He says a big part of it has to do with the political climate.
WILFREDO RUIZ, COUNCIL ON AMERICAN ISLAMIC RELATIONS COUNSEL: We are in an electoral year when we have political candidates fuelling the hate,
fuelling the divisions among Americans and exalting anything that diminishes Islam or Muslims. That doesn't help with and that does create
this kind of environment, unfortunately.
SANCHEZ: Another interesting note from Mr. Ruiz, he told me that if this had happened at a church on Christmas, the reaction would be much
different. We've heard from local leaders here that they expected much bigger public outcry from state and local government officials. One of
them saying that the silence from them is deafening.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
CURNOW: Well, that was CNN's Boris Sanchez reporting there. Lots more news coming up after this break. You're watching CNN.
[10:30:40] CURNOW: Hi there, welcome to the "International Desk." I'm Robyn Curnow. Thanks for joining me.
Here's the check of the headlines. Germany's Interior Minister said police have arrested three Syrian men suspected of working for ISIS and he says
they may be linked to the November attacks in Paris. The Minister says the same forger apparently made travel documents for these men and for the
And despite a humanitarian ceasefire aid is still not reaching the parts of Syria that need it the most. The U.N. and the Red Cross say they will not
go into besieged areas until they're sure their workers will be safe. Syria's state-run news agency also reports the aid from Turkey to Aleppo is
being blocked unless it's coordinated with the Syrian government and the U.N.
Hillary Clinton tells CNN she didn't think her pneumonia diagnosis was a big deal, but admits she should have gotten rest sooner. She spoke on the
phone about her illness and she was saying that taking a break from -- saying that while she was taking a break from the campaign this week.
Clinton was seen stumbling at a 9/11 memorial, Sunday. Critics say she should have disclosed her condition immediately.
And now to a massive storm approaching Taiwan, super typhoon Meranti is closing in on the southern tip of the island. It is the strongest storm in
the area since 1959. And it's expected to bring torrential rains and damaging winds.
Well, Chad Myers joins us now live. I mean, this is certainly intense. This is packing some serious winds here.
CHAD MYERS, CNN WEATHER CORRESPONDENT: 295 kilometers per hour. I mean, that's only 10 miles per hour, or 10 kilometers per hour, pretty much in
the rough, less than what Haiyan slammed into the Philippines a few years ago.
So, yes, a violent typhoon at almost 300 kilometers per hour and that will push a lot of rain on the top of Taiwan. Taiwan is a very topographic
area. We've seen with nine -- even in some spots we can go to 3,000 meters high in just about a nine mile, nine kilometer area. It could ramps up
very quickly. And that ramping up of the topography is going to create significant mudslides.
Remember, Nepartak hit this area just a little while ago. So it's already taken a smashing and this things, it haven't been put back together yet,
you take another typhoon and hit some place that's already been hit, you really have problems. We're still seeing the significant winds of about
200 kilometers per hour Basel, even as it comes onshore here in China.
It likely misses the southern tip, the eye, but not the effect. You have to think about the effect and the eye differently, because the eye is a
little bit further apart. The eye may miss, but the outer eye will may hit. And that's going to hit some significant population there making the
mudslides and then it moves into China and here where we really could get more in the way of significant damage because of fresh water flooding.
Yes, we will get a storm surge. A storm surge possibly on that China Coast of 20 meters, everyone just evacuating the coast here to get away from that
saltwater surge, the ocean surge. But -- and when you put all this rain into the mountains, you have the potential for a fresh water flood, a fresh
water surge down those mountains.
We saw what happened in North Korea from a dying Lionrock. This is much, much more intense that Lionrock was over North Korea. This could have a
much larger effect on a population there, Robyn.
CURNOW: OK, we'll stay with that. Thank you so much, Chad Myers, there. Appreciate it and staying with that weather event in North Korea.
The country is struggling to recover from severe flooding caused by a typhoon that hit a couple of weeks ago. But in a rare moment of openness,
the nation revealed to the world the extent of the devastation. Kristie Lu Stout now, reports.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
KRISTIE LU STOUT, CNN CORRESPONDENT: It's a country that rarely reports negative news about itself. But this week, North Korea admitted it needs
Tens of thousands of house and public buildings collapsed in railways. Roads and other traffic networks and power supply systems, factories,
company buildings and farmland were flooded or destroyed.
State media reported the country's northeast on the border with China has been hit by the heaviest downpour in more than 70 years. More than 500
people are dead or missing and 140,000 are in need of urgent assistance.
[10:35:06] The head of the Red Cross delegation in North Korea describes what he saw first hand.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: People have lost everything. They've lost all of their belongings. They've lost their kitchen, gardens. They've lost their life
stock, their chickens, their pigs. They've lost crops and all of that is going to affect how they live in the next weeks and months ahead.
STOUT: Observers say the flood-ravaged areas are known for being particularly impoverished. State media said a nationwide mass mobilization
campaign originally aimed at boosting the economy has rapid redirect toward helping flood victims and concern is growing as winter approaches.
Just days after North Korea rattled its neighbors by conducting its fifth nuclear test, it's revealed to the world how desperate its citizens are for
Kristie Lu Stout, CNN.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
CURNOW: More footage there. I want to take you now to Indonesia where a flight crew has made a very lucky escape after a pretty dangerous landing.
This cargo plane skidded for an entire kilometer before coming to a stop. Friction tore for landing gear scattered debris, but the crew climbed out
uninjured. The pilot said the lack of equipment at the airport forced him to land by sight and he sees low clouds then prevented a good view on
Tuesday. Lucky indeed.
Well, this is the "International Desk." Ahead, Facebook sued over a nude photo on its site. What Facebook is saying after a judge denied its
request to get the case thrown out. This is an important talk. Samuel Burke joins me.
CURNOW: A lawsuit over a nude photo that appeared on Facebook will go to a full trial in Northern Ireland. A judge there rejected Facebook's request
to dismiss the suit over a teenage girl.
Now, Samuel Burke joins me from CNN London.
Hi there, Samuel. I mean, at the heart of this is technology that is used to automatically take down contents. Does Facebook use this?
SAMUEL BURKE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: What this 14-year-old girl's representatives are arguing is that Facebook should have taken this down
automatically once it was flagged the first time.
And to answer your question specifically, yes, Facebook does use this type of technology. In fact, if I tried to upload a music video to Facebook, it
won't ever be uploaded because there is technology that recognizes this is an Alicia Keys song. We don't have the rights to it. We won't upload it.
And so what this -- what the representatives say after the first time they flagged this naked photo of this girl who is just 14 years old, from that
point forward, Facebook should have automatically stopped the picture from ever being uploaded again. And clearly that's not what happened. Facebook
said, listen, we took the photo down every time we were notified about it right away, they say. But they say this family never should have been up
in the first place once they got that first notification, those automatic tools, Robyn, should have started doing their job.
[10:40:10] CURNOW: So what else is Facebook saying about this? And particularly how this case relates to other conversations we've had about
Facebook and about nudity and about content?
BURKE: Well, let me just put up a statement what Facebook saying in regard to this specific case. The spokesperson told me the following via an e-
mail, "There's no place for this kind of content on Facebook and we remove it when it's reported to us. Nudity and sexual exploitation are not
So that's what they are saying about the case, but it seems like they are trying to say, "Well, we did this as quickly possible, we try to get it
down." But, again, what people are arguing here, automated tools, the ones that might take down ISIS videos for example, the one that we take down in
the music videos that I mention.
And I think it is very confusing for people knowing that just last week, the famous picture of the napalm girl in Vietnam was taken down. Now it
case, you had people saying, it shouldn't be machines taking it down.
Clearly, the machines don't get the difference between what a naked girl and a historic photo of a naked girl in Vietnam, what the difference is
there. But in this case you have the complete opposite. People saying that there should be automated tools that can do this. And indeed there is
lots of technology out there to mark a photo as child pornography.
Microsoft and Duke University developed really what's a photo thumbprint you could called it. It's called PhotoDNA and once a photo has been marked
that way, everybody then knows, Google, Facebook, Twitter, that this is child pornography, just by looking at that DNA, they call it, in the print.
And so the question has to be asked her, once Facebook knew once, shouldn't they have taken it down automatically the second, third and four time that
these images were uploaded?
CURNOW: Indeed, so it's a conversation about automatic response or a case- by-case assessments and this one little girl and a judge in Northern Ireland certainly pushing that conversation forward. Samuel Burke, thank
you so much.
Well, U.S. swimmer -- Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte is licking his wounds after a protester stormed the stage during the live show of "Dancing with
the Stars." Take a look.
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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: And I really do feel that you brought your best to this ballroom. You have a long way to go. Swimming is -- excuse me. Hey,
back off. Excuse me, excuse me, excuse me, off, off. Excuse me.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Wow, OK. Easy. Easy. I'll tell you what, all right, we're going -- we'll take a break. We've got the rest of the judges'
comments. Take a deep breath. We'll be right back.
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CURNOW: Well, Lochte and his dancing partner Cheryl Burke had just finished their routine when these two men appeared to try and rush the
stage. Lochte later said he felt heartbroken by the incidents. The 12- time Olympic medalist sparked outrage when he was caught lying, if you remember, about an alleged robbery during the summer games in Rio. This
was a reaction to that.
And to another T.V. show that's making some headlines, now viewers will have to change channels to keep from hearing jokes about soggy bottoms.
Well, the popular BBC show "The Great British Bake Off" has been snapped up by rival broadcaster Channel 4. This show is its seventh season and has
massive appeal. Over 10 million people watch the first episode. Producers in other countries have bought the rights to make their own version, such
as "The Great Australian Bake Off," which was shown on Channel 9.
Well, that does it for us here at the "International Desk." I'm Robyn Curnow. "World Sport" with Amanda Davies is up next.
[10:45:33] AMANDA DAVIES, CNN SPORTS ANCHOR: Hi, thanks for joining us. Welcome everyone to "World Sport" live from London with me, Amanda Davies.
It was less than four months ago, we were in Milan, as Real Madrid celebrated lifting the Champions League trophy. Today, the road to the
2017 final really begins in earnest, and what Gareth Bale would give to be celebrating again, this time in the Welsh capital of Cardiff.
It is match day one. There's plenty to get overexcited. The opening rounds of matches take place today and Wednesday. Tuesday ace game sends
in French champion Paris Saint-Germain against the Arsenal. Amazingly, the first time they face each other in this tournament.
Group C looks really, really tough. Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola drawing against his former side Barca, although they have to wait to fight
each other. As well, the two giants in group C, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid.
Well, it was 10 years ago that Arsenal reached the Champions League final in Paris and was beaten by Barcelona. But for the last six years they've
been beaten in the round of 16. Later on Tuesday they get their campaign underway against the French champion Paris Saint-Germain as I said. And
their manager Arsene Wenger had said he feels he's got the best group of players he's ever had.
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ARSENE WENGER, ARSENAL MANAGER: The squad is between 24 and 30 basically that's why you have a good combination of physical strengths and the
experience. But we want to keep the factor to give a chance to young players and get the right -- get the mixture right. I say that because
Hector sits next to me.
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DAVIES: Quite claim about the young players. It's been a tale of two decades it terms of winning trophies for Wenger at Arsenal. A little bit
early around I asked Amy Lawrence, football writer and collaborator on the book, "The Wenger Revolution," if he's in danger of sandwiching his legacy
by hanging on.
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AMY LAWRENCE, THE GUARDIAN FOOTBALL WRITER: Because we live in this environment where we're judging everyone immediately on their latest result
on how they're doing. It's very difficult to have perspective.
His legacy, when he does eventually retire, whenever that is, and I respect it fairly, but I do not know, it will be completely different because I
think with the bit of benefit of time and space, when you're not in the thick of that, why didn't you win that game, why did you pick that player,
why didn't you assign anybody and everybody is full of the sort of really acidic difficult questions that any manager has to deal with.
People will appreciate, a, 20 years at one football club. What? I mean, this is it now. It wasn't the most uncommon thing in the world, obviously
in (inaudible) recent memory, and if you go back further there were managers who traditionally could easily spend a good decade or a little
longer at a club.
But 20 years, it's never happening again. This is it. This is the end of the overload manager, of the guy who is essentially guarded his club.
Whatever he says from top to bottom, everybody goes OK. I'm not necessarily the fans who have divided opinions about him, but within the
club, he has absolute control of everything that happen.
DAVIES: You were lucky enough to sit down with Arsene Wenger going through some of the iconic images of his tenure at Highbury and the Emirates. What
was your overriding impression of how he views his time has gone?
LAWRENCE: The best thing about it is that he as a man who naturally is not someone who likes to look back. Even generally speaking, if you were to
ask him today, "Oh, tell us about that final in 2006 when you were so close in that." He doesn't really want to talk about that or think about that,
even when you ask him about the good times.
He's a forward thinking man. When a game is gone, it's gone and he's looking to the next one. When a trophy in the old days had been won, he
didn't enjoy it for very long, very briefly and he'll be thinking about how to win the next one. And I think he still feels desperate to win and be
successful as strongly as he ever did. He said that.
But it was very nice for him to actually -- because he was forced to in a way sit down and reflect, look back at moments that, you know, that were
incredibly profound to him at the time for better or for worse. And he was quite nostalgic, which is not his normal way of being, but he did enjoy
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DAVIES: That was Amy Lawrence. So, of course, time to look forward to what will be a fantastic couple of days, the Champions League. Actually,
we'll be covering them every step of the way here on later editions of "World Sport."
But up next, as the protests continue in the NFL, will the other American sports be following suit?
[10:50:33] DAVIES: Welcome back to "World Sport."
The NFL action continues and so does Colin Kaepernick's protest against racial inequality in America. The San Francisco 49ers' star kneeled for
the national anthem once again ahead of his side's 28-0 win over the Los Angeles Rams. Kaepernick's shirt is now the best-selling replica jersey.
Earlier, I spoke with Coy Wire and asked him if everyone is supporting the outspoken player's stance.
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COY WIRE, CNN SPORTS CORRESPONDENT: Amanda, Kaepernick's protests are such a divisive topic here in states. Whether or not he should be using
America's national anthem to protest will be debated for quite sometime. He said he's going to continue these protests until he sees, "significant
change" in regards to racial inequality and police brutality in America.
This isn't happening anytime soon. The 49ers' home crowd at their Monday night football game though they showed strong support for their backup
quarterback. He talked with fans as they asked him for photos and autographs. This is all very enormous.
One broadcaster just said, who would have thought this guy was the team starter. He was getting so much love and attention now. When the national
anthem played Eric Reid kneeled alongside Kaepernick once again, his teammate. And this time, teammates Antoine Bethea and Eli Harold there at
the bottom of your screen, they held up their fists while Rams players across the other sideline, Robert Quinn and Kenny Britt they held up their
fists during the anthem too.
The 49ers' head coach Chip Kelly still standing by Kaepernick's right to protest. And he addressed this issue just after the game.
CHIP KELLY, SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS HEAD COACH: I think, again, like we said since day one, we recognize their right to do it. It's their
constitutional right. Our president said the same thing, you know, and that's part of what it's like to be an American, that you have the right to
choose. And that's what he's choosing to do.
WIRE: Now, we've seen more and more NFL players join Kaepernick in protest. We've even seen U.S. woman's soccer star Megan Rapinoe kneel
during the national anthem last week. But, we haven't seen any major league baseball players follow suit yet.
There've been hundreds of baseball games played since Kaepernick's protest made headlines. So, why the silent? Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam
Jones had an interesting take on this subject. He told the newspaper "USA Today," "We already have two strikes against us, so you might as well not
kick yourself out of the game. In football, you can't kick them out. You need those players. In baseball, they don't need us." He said, "Baseball
is a man's -- white man's sport."
Now, those are strong words by Jones, but he may be on to something, Amanda. Only 8 percent of major league baseball players are African-
Americans compared to the 68 percent in the NFL and 74 percent in the NBA.
DAVIES: Interesting numbers. And Coy, you said that Colin Kaepernick has said that he's going to carry on until he sees significant change. But,
what does that mean? Where do the protests go from here? We could see this week in and week out until the end of the season. What do you see as
the end game of this?
[10:55:02] WIRE: Amanda, I heard former tennis star and CNN contributor James Blake say Monday, who is familiar with this topic, remember this
police brutality happened to him. He said he'd like to see this bring more attention to the police officers who commit heinous acts and make sure that
they are disciplined properly. He thinks their power and position should be stripped from them. I thought that was an interesting point. He did
emphasize though that bad cops are but a small minority compared to those that do their jobs well and justly here in America.
And, I think, the good that can come from this, Amanda, has already began, bringing more awareness to this issues. You're seeing it everywhere.
Everyone is talking about it in the sports world. And the money being raised to better police-community relations here in the states, you're
talking $1 million donation by Colin Kaepernick from his salary. And the team, the 49ers matched $1 million as well. You have other teams donating
money to this issue.
So, people may have had problems with Kaepernick's method of protest in the beginning but I think, more importantly now, people are starting to hear
the message and re-evaluating the system that's in place and raising some funds to help the cause.
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DAVIES: That was Coy Wire in the conversation that certainly started.
Now, that's really it for me and the team for this edition of "World Sport." But, let me tell you that women's golf is gearing up for its fifth
and final major of the Evian championship, which starts on Thursday.
Here's a little ahead with your Rolex Minute. Goodbye.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Nestled between the Swiss Alps and Lake Geneva, Evian- les-Bains offers a picturesque backdrop to the fifth and final LPGA major of the season.
ANNA NORDQVIST, SWEDISH PROFESSIONAL GOLFER: The Evian Championship is such a great event. There are views and atmosphere. The people, not being
a major. So, it gets a little more intense. I just love coming back there. And I'm just very happy to be back.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: While the course features breathtaking views, its narrow fairways and dense roughs, with other stone resistance. 19-year-old
Lydia Ko leads the collection of young hopefuls and is aiming to recapture her glory from a season ago.
LYDIA KO, NEW ZEALAND PROFESSIONAL GOLFER: It's a pretty special place for me. It will be always be that way. And it's the place where I got my
first major win. Winning the Evian Championship gave me a little kick start. And obviously I bet we'll have another good time there.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The Evian Championship tease off Thursday, September the 15th.