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Wives of ISIS Tell Their Stories from Inside Syria; Secret Service Pushes Back at Trump's Attorney; Trump Jr. Meeting was Inappropriate; Symbolic Vote in Venezuela; Iran Sentences American Student to 10 Years in Prison; Roger's Eighth Wimbledon Title; Duchess of Cornwall Celebrated Her 70th Birthday. Aired 12-1a ET

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[00:00:07] NATALIE ALLEN, CNN ANCHOR: They were looking for love and they're now in detention. We hear from ISIS brides in their own words as the terror group begins to fall in key areas it occupied.

And in Venezuela, results are expected any moment in a symbolic vote held by the opposition. What it could mean for the embattled President Nicolas Maduro.

Plus she's often seen in public but rarely heard. Prince Charles' wife Camilla speaks to CNN just ahead of her 70th birthday.

It's all ahead here on CNN NEWSROOM.

Thanks for joining us. I'm Natalie Allen in Atlanta and we begin right now.

Thanks again for joining us.

Iraq has claimed victory in Mosul but the war against ISIS rages on Raqqa, Syria. It's rare to hear from ISIS fighters themselves, it is even rarer to hear from the women who joined them in the terror group's self-proclaimed capital.

Now our Nick Paton Walsh brings us their desperate stories.

It's important to point out the women have not been charged with anything in what's essentially a lawless area. Still they've been rounded up as ISIS sympathizers, jailed and segregated at a refugee camp until officials decide their fate.


NICK PATON WALSH, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Don't kid yourself. They saw the videos -- girls, mothers, some have been married into ISIS who knew what they were about but still came.

Now jailed in a refugee camp, stuck in limbo as ISIS collapses trying to go home and wants your pity and that you believe them when they say it was all -- all of it a huge mistake.

They use women for sex.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes. It's very disgusting.

WALSH: Three Indonesian sisters say they paid thousands of dollars to get here lured by the false promise of free health care and schools but ended up leaving off selling their jewelry and paying thousands to get smuggled out. It just wasn't the pure caliphate that they expected.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: They say they want to (inaudible). They want to jihad for the sake of Allah. But what they say -- what they want is only but we don't want sex. It's disgusting.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I heard that if they marry, you know, they will get thousands of dollars.

WALSH: Single women arrivals like them kept in a commune while they look for husbands.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The manner of the women inside the dorm is very different. It's very far from Islam. Harsh men (ph) are gossiping, shout each other, back-biting and fighting between the woman. And oh, I was very surprised when I see that.

WALSH: Saida (ph) explains the dorm is a bit like kinder.

SAIDA (through translator): When a woman arrived in this dormitory she makes a sort of CV (ph). Puts down her age, her name, how her personality is like, what she looks for in a man. And men also post their CVs.

WALSH: This is like the kinder of the caliphate.

SAIDA: Yes. It's stating the (inaudible) for 15, 20 minutes. And then it's a yes or no. If they both agree then they get married. It's very quick.

WALSH: She says she came for charity work but her husband was killed the second time they tried to flee. She's appalled by (ph) the Paris terror attacks as she was by the coalition falling in Raqqa and just wants to go back to France.

SAIDA: I need a life (ph). I love my work. I love my jeans. I love my makeup. I love my parents. The only thing I want is to go back.

I'm not far from the beach. I used to go to the beach every weekend in a bikini.

WALSH: In a bikini?

SAIDA: Yes. In a bikini.

WALSH: May (ph) is a Syrian English teacher whose first husband was killed by sniper in Homs and says she was traveling to Turkey when she was waylaid in Raqqa where she met and married a Moroccan, Belal (ph).

Were you looking for a man when you went to Raqqa?

MAY: No.

WALSH: How come you found one just like your -- oh my God, who's this guy next door.

MAY: I think that turned --

WALSH: She says ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammed Adnani knew Belal and allowed him not to fight. He's now in jail. She is disapproving of less pure love stories.

Did you hear other stories of women who came looking for husbands?

MAY: They look to the European, their men that they are here and ISIS, they are strong men, you know, with guns and they can protect them. It's an idea that's just like movies. Many of them were really shocked because when they got married from a man, you know, three or four days, one month they're divorced.

I know a woman, she was married six times and after three days, she goes to court and asked the judge to divorce her from him. And when the judge asked her why you want to divorce and she say that she prevent him from any, you know, sexual you know.

[00:05:07] WALSH: Right.

MAY: And she say I can't accept him. All the time, (inaudible) of my dying husband.

And the judge asked her so why are you married from him if you don't want him. And he say I will send you to the prison and -- and she was crying, oh no it's the last time, I promise.

WALSH: Her husband was once arrested for smoking by the religious police and because they wouldn't talk to women she had to literally enter a man's world to get him out of jail.

MAY: And you know what, it was a crazy idea. I just put my husband's clothes, his shoes and his (inaudible) and covered my eyes with that black glasses and I lend a gun from my neighbor. I take it from them and I take my boy and let's go to the police.

WALSH: Can you give me a man-voice now.

MAY: Yes.

WALSH: That's how a man sounds.

MAY: Yes.

WALSH: These stories decide their fate here or they stay in limbo or go home.

MAY: I think that you don't believe me. I speak the language more than most. Don't you feel that there's a truth in my eyes? WALSH: Yes. Your husband is --

MAY: I want someone to kill him because I can't kill him myself which is suicide and I can't commit suicide. Just kill him.

WALSH: Nick Paton Walsh, CNN -- Ayna Lisa (ph), northern Syria.


ALLEN: Joining me now is Cedric Leighton, CNN military analyst and a retired Air Force colonel. Colonel Leighton -- thanks for being with us.

CEDRIC LEIGHTON, CNN MILITARY ANALYST: It's good to be with you -- Natalie.

ALLEN: If I first could just get your reaction to this powerful story by Nick Paton Walsh on these ISIS brides that went to Raqqa being promised one thing and obviously getting something quite different. This is typical ISIS and what it does and its lies and its manipulation, isn't it?

LEIGHTON: Absolutely. Well, it really brings home the idea of how ISIS not only manipulated the minds of these young ladies but it also shows how depraved that whole culture, that whole society really was under ISIS rule.

And what you're seeing is a complete change in normal Islamic marriage customs, normal ways of doing things. In essence what ISIS was doing was running kind of a speed-dating service that they try to take elements of and some other things and they, of course, really ended psychologically brutalizing the girls and young women that were there.

ALLEN: Yes. And usually in these situations, you always find someone that is so desperate they will fall in to that trap.

These women are in this trap now but we're making gains on ISIS in Raqqa so do they have a chance because of pushing ISIS into a corner? How much is ISIS threatened at this point?

LEIGHTON: ISIS is threatened quite a bit -- Natalie. And one of the key things for these women and all of the civilians that are caught under ISIS rule really what they're facing is a completely different situation than they had just a few weeks ago.

Because of the military's efforts, both the coalition forces that are arrayed against ISIS with the Syrian Democratic Forces as well as U.S. and other coalition partners. They are able to actually in essence put ISIS on the ropes.

What's coming next here in Raqqa -- in the Raqqa region is basically getting ISIS out of that city, moving in so that block by block, they can actually take over what once was ISIS' de facto capital.

And when that happens that old culture -- all of the things that we've heard about that Nick Paton Walsh just has reported on -- that becomes something that is culturally going to be consigned to the past and will never again be part of the landscape of that part of the Middle East.

ALLEN: We thank you for your input -- Cedric Leighton, CNN military analyst. Thanks.

LEIGHTON: You bet -- Natalie.

ALLEN: The Secret Service is pushing back on comments from U.S. Donald Trump's attorney regarding last year's meeting between Donald Trump, Jr. and a Russian lawyer.

Here's what attorney, Jay Sekulow told ABC.


JAY SEKULOW, TRUMP ATTORNEY: I wonder the Secret Service, if this was nefarious, why the Secret Service allowed these people in. The President had Secret Service protection at that point. That raised the question with me.

Donald Trump, Jr. himself, said things should have been done differently. Having said again, none of that is violation of the law. That's more process.


ALLEN: The Secret Service tells CNN the agency would not have screened the people at that meeting because it was not protecting Mr. Trump's son at that time.

[00:10:02] This week, Mr. Trump marks six months as U.S. president and he has the lowest approval rating of any recent U.S. president at that point in office. That's according to a new poll. A Washington Post/ABC News polls shows just 36 percent of Americans approve of the job he's doing; 58 percent disapprove.

In response, Mr. Trump tweeted the numbers are not that bad. But then he called their past polling inaccurate. He also defended his son's meeting with the Russian lawyer, taking some shots at Hillary Clinton and saying Donald Trump, Jr. is being scorned by the fake news media.

Still a majority of Americans polled say that meeting was inappropriate.

Here's CNN Boris Sanchez.


BORIS SANCHEZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT: We're hearing reaction now from the American people for the first time since this story broke about a meeting between Donald Trump, Jr. and a pair of Russians -- one a lobbyist, the other an attorney -- promising negative information about Hillary Clinton from the Russian government. A new poll from the ABC/Washington Post reveals that 63 percent of people disapprove of that meeting saying that it is inappropriate for Donald Trump, Jr. to have had that meeting in Trump Tower last June. And this story is likely not one that is going to go away soon.

You just mentioned the President's historically low approval rating. As we learn more details about this Russia investigation, it is likely to continue to hamper the administration.

And we haven't heard the end of this Russia story, yet. Just today, two senators on both sides of the aisle were on "STATE OF THE UNION" with Jake Tapper saying that they want Donald Trump, Jr. before the Senate Intelligence Committee to testify under oath about what happened in that meeting and why he took it in the first place. Listen.

SEN. MARK WARNER (D), VIRGINIA: I would like to hear from all of these individuals. Whether we'll be able to get the Russian nationals to come over and testify is an open question. But those people that are to me has jurisdiction over the, the Americans, I sure as heck want to talk to all of them.

SEN. SUSAN COLLINS (R), MAINE: We need to get to the bottom of this. But the only way that we're going to do it is to talk not just to Donald Trump, Jr. who has offered to cooperate for which I give him credit. But to everyone who was at that meeting and who was involved in setting up that meeting.

That may be different calls in the case of the Russian nationals but we certainly ought to try. We should also ask for all documents not just the e-mails that have been released but all the documents that are related to any context that President Trump's campaign had with the Russian government or its emissaries.

SANCHEZ: As for when we might hear testimony from Donald Trump, Jr. and Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner and perhaps even some of the others in that meeting, it's not exactly clear. Both senators say that there are still many documents to gather beforehand that they can host these three individuals in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

For his part the President is spending the rest of the weekend here in New Jersey before heading back to Washington, D.C. tonight still with this cloud of the Russia investigation hanging over the White House.


ALLEN: Joining me now is Salena Zito. She's a CNN contributor and a "Washington Examiner" reporter and a columnist for the "New York Post". Salena -- thanks for being with us. We appreciate it.

SALENA ZITO, CNN CONTRIBUTOR: Thanks for having me.

ALLEN: Well, let's look at the President's tweets this Sunday, what he's had to say since coming back from France. Tweet number one: Hillary Clinton can illegally get the questions to the debate, delete 33,000 e-mails but my son Don is being scorned by the fake news media.

Ok. So let's look at the next tweet: With all these phony unnamed sources and highly (inaudible) even fraudulent reporting, fake news is distorting democracy in our country.

And one more from him: The ABC/Washington Post poll even though almost 40 percent is not bad at this time, is just about the most inaccurate poll around election time.

Let's start with Hillary Clinton and it just seems that when things are bad for this President, he looks for someone or something else to blame. The media, his former candidate, et cetera, et cetera.

ZITO: I always encourage people, if they have not, to read his book, "The Art of the Deal". And here is why. If you want to understand this man, if you want to understand how he responds to being backed against the wall, in a corner or how he makes deal or how he negotiates, or even how he uses hyperbole to make something happen -- it's all in there.

And the thing about Donald Trump, even though these tweets are not presidential, even though these tweets are not something we sort of would ever see before, in another president this is who the American electorate put into office.

[00:15:04] And so they knew what they were getting into, right. They knew what they were bargaining for, but you know, he is -- we still sort of have not gotten over the shock and awe of sort of -- of how he deals with pressure, of how he deals when backed against the wall, and of how he deals when things are not going exactly the way he wants them to go.

He uses -- he makes other people the bad guy. He defuses sort of the -- whatever the angst is or (inaudible) against him back against the other person and, you know, he always wants to sort of say, look, you've got me wrong -- the people he called are fake, whether news is fake.

ALLEN: Right. So he's always on the defensive. He's always looking for a way to make himself look good. But let's just get past that then.

Let's talk about the fact that he could have been talking about health care reform or tax reform or other things he has on his plate. So how does the President that works like that get the job done regardless of how he operates which apparently until now has just not been effective?

ZITO: No, it hasn't been effective. And you know, he really has an opportunity now. I mean people watches tweets. People watch those like, you know, they would watch a serial soap opera, right. They just want to see him get in the act.

ALLEN: It's the best series on Netflix in a very small form.

ZITO: Exactly. So why not use it to your opportunity? Why not be more, you know -- why not say this is what we're doing. This is what we're working on. These are the things we want to accomplish.

And use it as a president uses the bully pulpit. It's a very, sort of, you know, enticing ability to be able to use it, you know, freestyle -- right. But he doesn't. He uses it against his enemies or those who he perceives as his enemies.

And I suspect -- he's 71 years old, right. I don't think he's going to change.

ALLEN: We always appreciate you. Thanks so much for coming on.

ZITO: Thanks for having me.

ALLEN: Coming up here on NEWSROOM, a symbolic referendum in Venezuela turns violent. Now results are coming in. What this means for the country's political crisis.

Also, Donald Trump once promised to rip it up. The U.S. is hours away from another decision about the Iran nuclear deal. We'll tell you what to expect.


ALLEN: And welcome back.

The opposition in Venezuela is claiming victory in a symbolic referendum on President Nicolas Maduro. Opposition leaders organized the unofficial vote against Mr. Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution.

Journalist Stefano Pozzebon joins us from Caracas to talk with us about it.

Do we know the outcome -- Stefano? And what's the ultimate purpose. Will this vote have any weight with this government?

STEFANO POZZEBON, JOURNALIST: Yes, Natalie -- we have actually just learned the outcome as the president of the parliament Mr. Julio Borges on the stage just behind me a few minutes ago to announce the total turnout of this non-binding referendum. About 7.2 million Venezuelans have voted today, 6.5 of them roughly inside Venezuela and about 700,000 Venezuelans abroad.

That's a very huge turnout for the opposition who is claiming victory in this non-binding referendum against the proposal for a constitution of President Nicolas Maduro.

What is important is that the day so far has been -- has gone quite peacefully and quite lively (ph). All the seats have been able to record the votes in an (inaudible) way and only in a small incident, one person was killed by clashes between the two different parties, main parties, the government and the main opposition. But again after more than three months of social unrest and more than

90 people who have been killed so far in Venezuela. People are still taking the streets and today we have learned that about 7.2 million of them were able to vote, were able to express their will against this proposal for a new constitution by Nicolas Maduro. And that's why an outcome.

ALLEN: All right. Thank you so much. We appreciate your reporting for us Stefano Pozzebon there in Caracas. Thank you.

An American student is facing a decade in prison after an Iranian court found him guilty of spying. The U.S. State Department calls the charges fabricated.

Our Elise Labott takes a closer look.


ELISE LABOTT, CNN GLOBAL AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT: Iran has convicted an American graduate student on espionage charges and sentenced him to 10 years in prison. A spokesman for Iran's judiciary said he was arrested and put on trial for quote, "gathering information".

Now Princeton University confirms that man is Xiyue Wang, an American -- Chinese-American in the University's Department of History. He's a fourth year doctoral candidate studying Eurasian history and he was arrested in Iran last summer doing scholarly research in connection with his PhD dissertation.

Now the details of the charges at his trial have not been disclosed. Of course, this is very common in Iran where foreign nationals are arrested. They often undergo, closed door trials and are convicted with long prison sentences without due process.

Now news of the arrest comes as President Trump is expected to recertify that Iran is complying with guidelines set by that nuclear deal reached two years ago with President Obama, a deal President Trump on the campaign once promised to tear up.

[00:24:59] Now the Trump administration last certified Iran was living up to its commitments under the agreement in April. At the time, the President said Iran was quote, "not living up to the spirit of the agreement".

An official said the President's taking his cues from Secretary of State Rex Tiller who has argued that while the deal isn't perfect, staying in the deal is the best way to verify Iranian compliance in Iran's nuclear activity.

Now Iran will continue to get sanctions relief spelled down in the deal but the deal is under review through a process being led by the National Security Council and the State Department. That review should be completed by the end of the summer.

Officials said the administration appears to be moving toward the policy of staying in the deal but strengthening implementation and monitoring Iran's nuclear activities while cracking down on Iran's other activity in the region such as its support for terrorism, its interference in Yemen and elsewhere, and its human rights violations.

Elise Labott, CNN -- Washington.


ALLEN: Next here, the Duchess of Cornwall is often seen but seldom heard. Now in a CNN exclusive, Camilla tells us how she's helping victims of domestic violence.


ALLEN: And welcome back to CNN NEWSROOM. I'm Natalie Allen.

Here are the top stories we're following.

A new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows U.S. President Donald Trump's approval rating had fallen to just 36 percent. That is the lowest sixth month rating for any U.S. president in 70 years. Mr. Trump tweeted the numbers aren't that bad but he also questioned their reliability.

[00:30:02] The opposition in Venezuela is claiming victory in a symbolic and unofficial referendum on President Nicolas Maduro. Opposition leaders say, so far about 98 percent of those who voted rejected Mr. Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution. He says the vote is meaningless.

Horror movie legend George A. Romero had died. He wrote and directed the cult classic "Night of The Living Dead" and was considered the father of modern zombie film. He died Sunday of lung cancer, Romero was 77.

Roger Federer has won a record eighth Wimbledon Single Title. He defeated Croatia's Marin Cilic in three set Sunday. Federer now has 19 grand slam titles. And at 35 he is the oldest Wimbledon champion in the open era.

Monday is a special day for the royal family. Prince Charles wife Camilla is celebrating her 70th birthday. The portrait of the royal couple was released in honor of this happy occasion. Camilla's voice is rarely heard on camera but on the CNN exclusive that the Duchess spoke with our Max Foster during a busy day of public engagement.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What you do, you think about step and each step forward with your left foot lead is.

MAX FOSTER, CNN CORRESPONDENT: A few dancing tips for the guess at a Tea Party in Bristol. And eight of those who support the Elderly then a special guest arrive.

The Duchess would have been retired herself as she didn't have a job for life. It's important and meant to the royal family what the Duchess to be meeting the public, be relevant to their lives but also to be seen to be relevant to their lives which is why we the media are here.

Camilla is the friendliest member of the royal family if you speak to the members of the press pack that follow her. I've never seen her take at this part though. She's hit the dance floor with one of the photographers after Edwards of the son.

CAMILLA, DUCHESS OF CORNWALL: I was so delighted to meet them. And I felt what a gentle and delightful woman she is actually.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Thank you very much boarding to and thank you very much my dance partners. And as well I wasn't expecting it I will twiddle my dancing shoes had I may (ph).

FOSTER: Then we're off to a very different engagement.

DUCHESS CAMILLA: They have no idea.

FOSTER: A shelter for victims of domestic violence.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It just over ten years now since my two sons was first taken by their father and with the fire fabricated in Maine. All I could do is hold them as they died and it's the parents worst nightmare not to be there when they need you the most.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: In 2002 he attacked me with a blue torch and a three day torture of nights and broken glass.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Really more refugees in rather than less (INAUDIBLE). It's on the office it's not going to go away.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Lucy (ph) is one of our director.

FOSTER: The shelter is run by a charity and funds are low. The Duchess speaks to start to find out how they're coping. I managed to grab a word with her as she made her way around.

We've heard some incredibly powerful swords today. What are you able to bring to these sorts of conversation?

DUCHESS CAMILLA: Well I'm not sure what I'm able to bring. It's not all these very brave ladies tell me. It's seeing is believing, hearing is believing. I think like letting (ph) all the people in this country. I didn't know much about domestic abuse, totally nothing at all and read a bit about it.

And I think that I went to visit another charity to save lives where again I set land to listen to some very brave ladies telling their stories. And I think every critic (ph) that was moved to tears. And I thought as I came out I thought, you know, I just push though as something I could do to help.

FOSTER: And you're able to coordinate groups and publicities. DUCHESS CAMILLA: Well that's what I'm trying to do is to bring everybody to have and told and made them to get them talking so they'd come up to the ideas. I think we can talk it was that to do subject. And I think we can talk about it now. And if I can talk about it and bang the drum a bit and so could a lot of other people.

So that's what I'm trying to do to help. But I again I see wonderful people that do the hard work and my goodness me -- I do admire the more. They're the most incredible a lot of ladies. And you have the ladies who are talking today telling their stories, well you have to be very brave to stand up and tell and talk about all these terrible things that happened to you.

Anyway I can only hope that someday we could make it better.

FOSTER: Thank you for speaking (ph).

DUCHESS CAMILLA: Thank you. Bye.

[00:35:12] FOSTER: This we think is the longer she's ever spoken on camera. It's an issue she cares deeply about. We've been allowed into the convoy and we're heading to Duchess third engagement in a matter of hours.

She's visiting a row of independent shops, a bite of chocolate, perhaps, not that easy to enjoy in front of a bunk (ph) of cameras. And a brush with the public the visit was unannounced for security reason and came as quite a surprise.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: All the face on these ladies were like, oh she's coming. Oh she's like, she's in by the charity shop. I was like wow because she's amazing, she's one of a kind, she's really, really good.

FOSTER: There's no doubt the British public is warm to Camilla in the 12 years she's been married to Prince Charles, his engagement bringing her a little closer to the public and connecting her with them.

This day is not done just yet though. She's off to London for another engagement.

Max Foster, "CNN" Bristol England.

ALLEN: And coming up here, he was once known as the master of disguise. Actor Martin Landau has passed away. We'll have more on his remarkable long Hollywood career.

Plus, the target is really spinning with a new doctor in town. The "BBC" makes history with the casting of the next Dr. Who. But not everyone is happy with the toys find out why coming up.


ALLEN: Looks who's here, it's Pedram, always nice to see you. And he's here to tell us about the storms in both the Southeast Asia and across the Pacific and the Atlantic. PERDAM JAVAHERI, CNN METEOROLOGIST: And the Atlantic as well. It's the time of the year, right. It's all happening at one and quickly went on.

ALLEN: It's crazy. It's kind of a nightmare and that's what happen or this is true.

JAVAHERI: I wish it was a dream or something along those lines. But Natalie, you know, the season played out pretty wet across part of Asia. We know it's the wet season.

Look at the footage coming out of Vietnam in advance of a tropical disturbance. It's really a remarkable footage considering what is occurring. You'd see some of the landslides in action across this region tremendous rainfall leading up to this. And this is before the tropical strong Talas made land fall across that Northern Vietnam.

So the concern is additional the rainfall on top of saturated soil for multiple days is going to continue playing scenes out similar to this as we've seen across Vietnam. So massive motion, we're not talking about the fourth disturbance in the western Pacific.

You notice every single one of them has a unique location where they'd impact at land. One of them of course over open waters but Talas comes-in in Northern Vietnam three in the morning local time when it made landfall on Sunday across this region. And climatologically right as you exit July and to early August that's where the peak of activity is

[00:40:02] So it's very normal to see the intensity and the frequency of storms for this time of year. And here comes Talas as it made landfall. And it made landfall right near Vinh which is actually the most populous city there in coastal areas of Vietnam with 500,000 people as it mid landfall. In advance of it, a couple hundred millimeters of rainfall we think another couple hundred could come down over the next several days.

And notice it's still pushing out their across Thailand and eventually going to make its way right around portions of India unto Bangladesh and Myanmar. And we know what's happened over the last several months with areas around Bangladesh, a lot of flooding in recent days so, this is going to continue. It kind of exacerbate the issue across that region.

And notice this, the oranges, the red, the yellows that's anywhere in the mid to high level range of rainfall so, its covers is widespread around this region and then, work its way into India.

The monsoons have pushed nearly entirely through the subcontinent. So, this is where we're seeing wet weather in place around that region. And you put this of course together with what's happening right their around parts about India and the monsoons in the incoming disturbance, it's not going to be a good set up.

Here's what's happening over the Atlantic Ocean, 40 percent chance. This will become tropical storm Donna for the next week or so and we'll push in just around portions of the Caribbean. We're watching that carefully to see the impacts into the Caribbean and potentially in the United States.

And then, how about a quartet (ph) of tropical areas of whether one of which is actually a major hurricane Fernanda setting out there over the open waters. It is a category three right now. That's not going to impact anyone.

The concern I have right now is with this 80 percent probability setting just south of Acapulco. The storms system could actually meanders its way, you know, the Baja, of course, is a prime tourist season across coastal Mexico from Puerto Vallarta out there towards areas of Cabo San Lucas. So, that's an area were watching carefully here to see how it plays out.

And again, when you see a map like Natalie was concern for four areas of the disturb weather so, yes. So, it is concerning if you're across that region but a lot of the specific storms just go out towards the west and into the open waters.

ALLEN: Fernanda, good bye, adios.

JAVAHERI: Fernanda is going -- yes.

ALLEN: All right. Pedram, thank you.

JAVAHERI: Continue now.

ALLEN: You too. Well, Hollywood is saying goodbye to a veteran actor Martin Landau. He died Saturday afternoon at a hospital in Los Angeles. Landau who growth famous for playing the master of disguise, Rollin Hand in the 1960s TV show "Mission Impossible." It was a good one.

Years later, he won in the Academy Award for his role in Tim Burton's Ed Wood, playing Bela Lugosi, still active after career of more than 60 years. Landau's publicist said he was not sparing of his talented even in his private life. Landau was survived by his former wife and two daughters. He had just celebrated his 89th birthday.

Well, let's move over Time Lords, a time lady is finally here, that is right. The next Doctor Who is a woman. Actress Jodie Whittaker is making history by becoming the first female to take on the role of the time traveling Doctor Who in the hit British TV theory.

The BBC made a highly anticipated announcement following the Wimbledon mens tennis final on Sunday. The former stars of the show have shared the news of the female doctor but some people aren't happy with that. Jodie Whittaker says that fans shouldn't be afraid of her gender because Doctor Who is all about the excitement of change. You have to get use to the female Doctor Who.

Thanks for watching. I'm Natalie Allen. World Sport is next and I'll be back at the top of the hour with more news from around the world. Thank you for watching CNN.


[00:45:10] KATE RILEY, CNN SPORT ANCHOR: Welcome around to World Sport. I'm Kate Riley at CNN Center. We're going to begin on Wimbledon where Roger Federer was seeking a 19th major championship in scoring off against the dangerous, Marin Cilic. But making this one special is the Federer combat from knee and back injuries and at the age of 35 trying to become the oldest mens winner in the Arlington Club.

Cilic is a tall 6'6", 5-4, have upset pretty quickly when he's taken awful fall in the first set after losing that set. Things went from bad to worst. The possible foot injury and frustration broad tears but he continued on only to see Federer continue to found a way finishing in style with and eight and straight set victory for his record eight Wimbledon title will not dropping a set around his two- week run.

First, since he onboard (ph) in 76 to accomplish that and then that tears explode for Federer. Roger Federer is now the greatest men's champion ever at Wimbledon on Ravi Uhba who unfold and has more.


RAVI UBHA, CNN WORLD SPORT: Roger Federer has rewritten the record books once again. The Swiss beats ailing (ph) Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 to become the first man to win eight Wimbledon titles and nearly 36, he become the oldest man to win here since 1930.

Cilic was considered danger man. He bit Federer roughly in 2014 U.S. Open and also held three match points on him last year here in the quarter finals. But he was undone by blister to his left foot. At one stage on the second set, he weep into his towel and he never could recover.

There are also tears for Federer, tears of joy afterward and during the trophy presentation. He was watched by his two sets of twins also looking on with Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. It was the royalty watching the tennis royalty.

Fourteen years after winning his first Wimbledon title, Federer says he is a different man but he still does vividly recall that first title here as a 21-year-old.

ROGER FEDERER, WIMBLEDON TENNIS CHAMPION: I was so young and fearless and I needed to show reaction because I just lost in the first round at the French Open a month earlier here in 2003 was this time around things completed different. I'm a father of four. I'm married. I didn't play the French Open.

I've been injured last year so, things are totally different. So, we can't compare the first with the last but the 14-year in between the first and the last are kind of very cool for me. And it's hard to grasp actually that what I just achieve today creating history here at Wimbledon being the first male player to win eight times here at Wimbledon. And this club means so much to me. That's probably why I started to play the game because of my heroes and Edburgh and Becker and Sam (ph) was all playing and wining here. I wanted to be like them. But I didn't think it was actually possible until I actually played here for the first time. So, it's good to chase your dreams I guess sometimes.

UBHA: It has been a remarkable journey for Federer last year. He took six months off because he was recovering from a knee injury then he won the Australian Open in January and now he wins Wimbledon for Grand Slam Title number 19. On the way he's playing, number 20 could come as soon as the U.S. Open in a couple of months.

Ravi Ubha, CNN, London.


RILEY: That was stellar (ph) sport continue for British funs. The grand prix at Silverstone was the change for the local lad, Lewis Hamilton to boost his season in the half way points in Formula One and cup an incredible week with more success in the race, race with late, late drama. Hamilton needed a big weekend here. But not even he could anticipates this run. The pole setter had leaded throughout.

He was aided with a disaster when struck Ferrari first, Kim Raikkonen have to leave as his front left tire was coming up apart that lead for a pit stop causing him second place it was even worst for his teammate championship leader Sebastian Vettel as his tires began to disintegrate on the neck to last lap. That cause him in a position nonviable points.

Then it was time for Hamilton to take home back by the roar of the crowd. He wrapped up a fifth win at Silverstone. And his fourth in a row while at the start of the day, Vettel was the championship leader by 20 points.

But like his tire found it depleting most of that that leads in fact has disappeared. He's now just one point ahead of Hamilton as we enter the second half of this amazing season.

And our Amanda Davis is being at Silverstone for us all weekend here at World Spots and takes us inside this exciting race.

AMANDA DAVIES, CNN WORLD SPORT: Lewis Hamilton have said he wanted to win for the home funs and when he did in pretty perfect passion as well, bouncing back from the disappointment of the recent races to claim his forth victory of the season. And record equaling fifth British grand prix success.

[00:50:00] But even he would have struggled to predict that he will close the gap at the top of the championship standing to just one points behind Sebastian Vettel.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We had some throwback in the season, no, both those coming wherever it came from to be second and Lewis drove a perfect race which I really expected him to do and then both Ferraris failing their left front tire, this was for him it is perfect day. DAVIES: And seeing what happened to Ferrari so late on it really does show that slim margins of success and failure and how hard both of you having to fight in such a fantastic battle.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Well I have to say that Mercedes made some little mistakes and Ferrari so far none. The Italians really work in a perfect way therefore Vettel had 20 point lead over Lewis and we and Mercedes worked really hard for this weekend to make out for it.

So thank god it turn around not as only one quite different but it means the battle now for the championship drivers and contractors is really on.

DAVIES: And you mentioned that Mercedes maybe had a few pinch in the system up to this point in this season. How confident are you that they are now being resolved and it'll be claim sailing from this point in?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: But first of all, all failures were aren't resolved because you have to fix them and they are all fixed with cable troubles on both cars therefore Bottas was coming for the back so that old fix. But the worry was twenty points a head Vettel over Lewis.

And with this result here only one point difference. We're really back in the game and we can fight on even strategies for a championship. I believe in a completely different circuit need to tools may be the Red Bull come more than Ferrari was. If it plays where lot of corners overtaking impossible Monte Carlo type of race. It's going to be very interesting and then we're going to summer break. And then we really have to prepare hard for the end of the season.

DAVIES: So we're at the half way point of the championship it is without doubt Mercedes with the momentum but it is Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari who still lead the way in the championship standing (INAUDIBLE).

Amanda Davis, CNN, Silverstone.

KATE RILEY, CNN SPORTS ANCHOR: Yes Amanda, thank you. So let's break down some of the other stats for you. And it really was Hamilton's day with the hot tricks of the Brit poll position the win on the fastest lap in the same raise. No apart from Hamilton has done it at this season. He's now done it four times as well and at Silverstone he caught the fastest lap time towards the end. A time of 1 minute 30.621 seconds that's just ahead quicker than Max Verstappen he takes the DHL fastest lap award.

William, are very proud British team celebrating their 48th anniversary and they just about met their target of scoring some points. Felipe Massa got 1 for finishing 10th. But they did make the fastest pit stop that was Massa in just 20.30 seconds they get a lead. Williams once again claims the DHL fastest pit stop award.

(COMMERCIAL BREAK) [00:55:28] RILEY: Welcome back with news of the winner of this 72nd U.S. Women's Open. It was hosted as Presidents Trump's Trump National Golf Cover Badminton in New Jersey. And somebody Sung Hyun Park was seeking her first career major win at the age of 34, yes, Sung developing here and this is what Park wants to get her hands on coming Sunday and have rookie season.

She wasn't control on the 15th making another along birdie putt to go 10 under and take the lead. And then it was Hye Jin Choi's turn on the 15th. She would also birdie and would therefore share the lead as well. Now, on the next hole it was Choi who places her tee shot in the water and ends up double bogeying the hole to fourth A under yet not exactly what she wanted at all.

So there we have it Park managing to keep her cool to the very end making her birdie shot on 17th to go to 11 under about with two stroke lead and then Park win the U.S. Open Women Championship twice through two stroke margin over Shanshan Feng.

And moving on to the Tour de France now and this is a phrase expect the unexpected really does apply on Sunday with all the defending champion Chris Froome overcomes some serious challenges and get the result he wanted to just shy of 190 kilometers Bauke Mollema the Dutchman there conquering the days to record his first stage tour win.

Meanwhile the team Sky Rider got things done but he got a puncture at the wrong time. It was a serious battle in order to retain that yellow jersey.

Monday is a rest day for the riders yet. Now welcome that one. That is it from us. Thank you so much for watching.

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