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New Debris Found on Reunion Island; Hillary Clinton Releases Tax Records; Israeli Government Vows to Crack Down on All Forms of Extremism; 16-year-old Stabbed at Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade Dies; Myanmar Downed by Monsoon; Researchers Confirm Jericho the Lion Still Alive. Aired 11:00a- 12:00p ET
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[08:00:10] NICK PARKER, HOST: New debris found on a remote shore: red herring or potential clue in the search for missing flight MH370? This
hour, we are live in Reunion Island.
Also ahead, journeys of a diplomatic salesman. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is back in the Middle East to sell the Iran nuclear deal
and brings a human rights message for his hosts in Cairo.
ANNOUNCER: This is the hour we Connect the World.
PARKER: But we begin this hour with breaking news. Police and health officials in Jerusalem have told CNN that Shira Banki, a female stabbed on
Thursday along with five others at a Jerusalem gay pride event has died of her wounds. She was just 16 years old.
We will get you to Israel and the latest on that story in just a bit.
But first, we want to come to a story we've been covering all day here on CNN, and it's the latest developments on the potential discovery of
debris from missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370.
Earlier today, there were reports of a, quote, metal object of interest that was discovered on the beach of Reunion Island. Whether that
is related to MH370, or if its from -- even from the same plane is still being determined. Any and all wreckage will have to be analyzed by
investigators to determine its origin.
And that takes us to France where that process is set to begin on Wednesday on a part of a plane wing that washed ashore in Reunion.
As you may recall, that piece has now been transported to Toulouse, France where it will be looked at by a team of international experts.
Investigators are hoping they found the first physical evidence from the missing Malaysian flight MH370, which disappeared en route to Beijing
after taking off in Malaysia.
Saima Mohsin is in France near Toulouse, but let's begin with Erin McLaughlin who is on Reunion Island. And Erin, any updates on what this
item of debris might be at this stage?
ERIN MCLAUGHLIN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Hi, Nick. None, so far.
And what we've really been seeing on this island throughout the day as locals have been scouring the beach, trying to help in the effort, trying
to help search for clues to solve this mystery, in the town of San Andre (ph), which is about 13 miles from here where the original flaperon was
found, city officials say that 10 to 12 people have brought in various items, various objects to the police station, wondering if they could be in
fact connected to the plane. And officials there, though, saying that those items have largely been discounted.
And police are being vigilant. They're taking leads seriously. Earlier today, not far from here, some eight police officers arrived on a
beach because of a piece of metal, what they're calling metallic object of interest.
Now AFP released photos of that object. The object had a Chinese inscription on it, appearing to be some sort of branding. They picked up
the object and brought it away for further analysis, but at the moment they're not speculating, they're not saying whether or not they think this
could be in any way connected to the plane, because at the end of the day it is pointing out that this is a small island surrounded by a vast ocean
with a lot of debris and garbage in it. And there's plenty of room for false alarm -- Nick.
PARKER: Erin, it's certainly an island very much in the spotlight right now, obviously, and the media glare. Can you tell us a little bit
about the search teams that are leading these operations to try and find more debris there, which would be so crucial. Are they mainly local
police? What level is it being coordinated?
MCLAUGHLIN: What we're seeing right now is a variety of different things going on. The original cleaning crews that are out there cleaning
the beaches anyway, they're the crews that found that flaperon that has been since flown to France. Well, they are still out there looking as well
as locals are taking part, local fisherman, people living on the island, as I said people wanting to turn up and find objects out of curiosity, or help
find this mystery.
And then of course you have the police who are responding to various reports that one would imagine they'd deem credible as objects of interest.
As I said earlier this morning a team of eight police officers arriving on the beach responding to the report of that metallic object.
So, there are various efforts going on right now.
PARKER: Erin McLaughlin reporting live from Reunion Island. Thank you for joining us.
At this stage, I'd like to bring in Saima Mohsin who is outside Toulouse in France where that debris is set to be tested.
Saima, what can you confirm for us at this stage in terms of the investigation?
[11:05:05] SAIMA MOHSIN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, Nick, early Sunday was when the Malaysian transport ministry confirmed that this
was, indeed, a plane part from a 777 aircraft. Now of course we know that the only missing 777 aircraft in the world is Flight MH370, but they
haven't confirmed if this is from that claim. Of course there are parts that are often swapped around.
There were two numbers on this, and that is likely how they traced this part back, we'd imagine, to being from a Boeing 777 aircraft, but they
are yet to confirm, and that is when all that work is going to be done here at the lab, the verification process starts actually first thing Monday
when the teams are gathering together, that's in Paris. And then they will travel down here.
Now these are teams, of course, coming from right across the world. They'll come here on Wednesday where scientists, forensic teams, experts
who have looked at air crash investigations in the past will be already working and running tests. And then they will do their final analysis to
verify and confirm is this is indeed from Flight MH370.
You'll remember, also, Nick that there was another piece that was flown to France, what was believed to be a piece or part of a suitcase.
Now that has not been brought here. That's staying just outside Paris, actually, at the criminal research institute in Point Twas (ph). It's run
by the French national police. and they are testing that.
What we're being told is that they are likely doing the standard operating procedures of DNA testing. Now that is something that they can
cross check with the passenger's families that they have taken DNA from right back last year when the plane first went missing they were doing
that, when I was in Kuala Lumpur.
Now, although that was considered strongly believed to be from the same kind of wreckage, this morning Deputy prime minister of Australia,
Warren Truss in an interview with Australian media said he doesn't believe it is likely to be from flight MH370. And the reason he gave was that this
doesn't have any marine life growing on it. It doesn't look like it's been in the sea, the India Ocean for that long, whereas you'll remember the
flaperon that's been brought here has barnacles growing on it, a lot of marine life that can also tell you how long it's been in the water -- Nick.
PARKER: Saima Mohsin reporting live from Toulouse, France. Thanks for that update, we appreciate it.
And you can of course follow all of the developments in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 on our website. There are videos
and analysis and articles like this one where CNN asked aviation experts to answer all of your questions on the MH370 mystery. Go to CNN.com to read
that story and more as our coverage continues.
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is promising to go after the people behind two violent attacks in Israel and the West Bank. That
comes as tension ratchets up amid clashes turning violent.
A Palestinian teenager was buried on Saturday after he was shot by Israeli troops on Friday. An Israeli military spokesman says that Laith
al-Khaldi was shot after he hurled a molotov cocktail at an army post just north of Ramallah. The 17-year-old was taking part in a protest following
a Palestinian family's home being burned to the ground on Friday. The arson attack killed and 18-month-old toddler. Extremist Israeli settlers
Back in Israel the recent violence prompted thousands of people to demonstrate on Saturday, pleading for peace. Marchers in several rallies
condemn the arson attack, we just mentioned, and a stabbing attack Thursday that left six people wounded at a gay pride parade in Jerusalem. One of
those victims has just died from her wounds.
The demonstrators say fundamental changes are needed.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
YARIV OPPENHEIMER, DIRECTOR GENERAL PEACE NOW: Not just to condemn the attack against the Palestinian. We came here to condemn the Israeli
policy. And it's much bigger than that, we came here to say the occupation, the result of the occupation, the result of a policy that says
that one person has full rights and the other one has less rights, the message to the people eventually is the life of one is more important than
the life of others.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
PARKER: CNN's Nic Robertson is in (inaudible) in the West Bank for us.
And Nic, we wanted to first ask you about just if you could give us any more details about the death of Shira Banki, the 16-year-old that was
stabbed in that gay pride parade?
NIC ROBERTSON, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, what we know at the moment, Nic, is that she has passed away, that has been confirmed. It
would be expected that her funeral would come fairly soon, possibly today, her school yesterday was flying the rainbow flag about it as a message to
her and her family and to the other students -- of course it's summer vacation time at the moment for the students.
But the community showing their support the family, and of course her family today are going to need that most of all.
Where we are right now is on the edge of one settlement, another settlement in the distance behind me. And this is a rally that's been
organized by rabbis from the nearby settlements and Palestinians coming together to show their disapproval of that arson attack, their anger at
that arson attack that killed the Palestinian toddler, the prime minister here spoke about that this morning before he went in to his cabinet
meeting. This is what he said.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
BENJAMIN NETANYAHU, ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER (through translator): In the past days, we have witnessed two despicable crimes. Our policy towards
these crimes is zero tolerance. I have instructed the security services and law enforcement authorities to act with all the legal means at their
disposal to catch the murderers and to bring the stabber and the arsonists to justice.
We are determined to fight vehemently against the phenomena of hatred, extremism and terror from any quarter. The fight against these phenomena
unites us all. It is not a fight of one particular camp or another, it is a matter of basic humanity, of basic Jewish values that are a guiding light
(END VIDEO CLIP)
ROBERTSON: Now the Israeli president as well, President Rivlin, was speaking out last night at another rally in Jerusalem. And he said that
the country was in flames, in flames of violence and in flames of hate. And he said it needed to be -- these flames needed to be extinguished
before it damaged and destroyed the country. He has now received death threats. This is quite exceptional here. It's being taken very seriously.
His office passed those death threats onto the police -- Nick.
PARKER: Nic Robertson reporting live from the West Bank. Thanks for that.
For the first time in its history, Puerto Rico is now behind on its bills. The U.S. territory missed a $58 million payment on Saturday sending
it into default. That's all part of a much bigger problem for the tiny island. It still owes, get this, over $70 billion in debt. Paying it all
back is a challenge and the economy is in crisis. The population is shrinking. And those who can't -- and there are many there that can't find
Now because it's a territory, Puerto Rico can't access the same bankruptcy protections as U.S. states can.
CNN's joins us now from San Juan, Puerto Rico.
And Dalia Alessandrino, give us a sense of the atmosphere there today as the country has essentially moved into not paying this debt.
DALIA ALESSANDRINO, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Good morning, Nick.
Well, believe it or not, live continues as usual. Puerto Ricans tend to be pretty laid back. Plus, it's a weekend. And a lot of -- for
example, legislators have been on vacation for the past two weeks. so, believe it or not, things have been pretty easy.
I think that tomorrow is a key day. Tomorrow will probably be the day (inaudible) some panicking if there is going to be any panicking because of
this default, particularly with the co-op sector of the country. The savings co-ops are the only -- the local private investors with the highest
amount of bonds in the government.
So, if there's anyone that's going to get affected locally, would probably be them. And obviously, you know, the government has been saying
for three weeks that they didn't have the money to pay. It's either pay the debt or pay public employees like teachers, police officers, fire
fighters et cetera, Nick.
PARKER: Indeed. And I just wanted to add that I misspoke, of course, Puerto Rico is not a country, but a territory within the United States.
And on that point, I wanted to ask you the fact that it's a territory and can't apply for the same kind of bankruptcy protection that may have
been afforded to Detroit, for instance, which also declared bankruptcy, how much of that is an issue at the moment? And do we see that being resolved
ALESSANDRINO: That's a very good question, Nick, and it's a very good point. You're exactly right. Puerto Rico, because it's a U.S. territory,
has two judicial systems, the local Puerto Rican system and then the U.S. federal system.
When both systems collide, usually the U.S. prevails.
What happens now? Last year, around June of 2014, the Puerto Rican legislator approved a bankruptcy law similar to that of Chapter 9, so that
the local public corporations can actually have some sort of liaison or some sort of protection in order to allow them to restructure their debt.
But because of the fact that we are not an independent country, some of the bond holders for those public corporations sued the government and
guess what a U.S. federal court in Puerto Rico said that the law was unconstitutional because we cannot make our own bankruptcy laws.
Now there are two efforts, one in congress, one in the U.S. Senate, in order to try to include Puerto Rico in the U.S. bankruptcy nine law,
however both are stalled.
PARKER: Dalia Alessandrino joining us from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Thanks very much. We appreciate it.
ALESSANDRINO: You're welcome, Nick. Thank you.
[11:15:36] PARKER: And still to come tonight, Israel on edge as the country tries to reign in a vocal and violent minority, we turn to
Jerusalem for more later.
And it is the first meeting of its kind in years between the United States and a key regional ally Egypt. But what's behind it? We get the
latest from Cairo coming up. Stay with us.
PARKER: You're watching CNN. And this is Connect the World with me, Nick Parker. Welcome back.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says a nuclear deal with Iran will make the Middle East safer. His visit to Cairo today marked the first time
in six years that the two countries have held formal strategic talks. The discussions included concerns about human rights and defeating terrorism.
Up next is a visit to Qatar where Kerry will meet Gulf allies who are somewhat skeptical of a nuclear deal with Iran.
But the secretary of state says their fears are misplaced. Have a listen to what he said earlier.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
JOHN KERRY, U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE: There can be absolutely no question that if the Vienna plan fully implemented, it will make Egypt and
all the countries of this region safer than they otherwise would be.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
PARKER: To get more on the impact of the visit, let's bring in CNN's Ian Lee who is in Cairo. Ian, you know, a hugely important meeting, the
first in six years at this level between such key regional allies. Was security dominating the agenda? We have Iran on one hand, the nuclear deal
as well as fighting ISIS.
IAN LEE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, that's right, Nick. And this has been a meeting that has been a long time coming. Relations between the two
countries frayed after the 2011 revolution and they grew worse after the 2013 overthrow of Mohamed Morsy by the Egyptian military. The State
Department has been very critical of Egypt's human rights record.
But this trip is to mend fences, talk about -- Secretary Kerry still talked about human rights, but he also talked about security and especially
the fact that Egypt does battle very savvy ISIS threats in northern Sinai that has killed hundreds of people. The United States saying that they
stand by Egypt in that battle.
And just a few days back, the United States delivered eight F-16s to the country. They were flown over the capital as a form of celebration of
The United States, though, reaffirming the strategic importance of Egypt here in the Middle East and one of their key allies in the fight
The Iran deal was something, though, that Kerry received a more receptive audience here in Cairo. They do support this deal, unlike other
countries in the region that are more leery of this deal. Egypt has been supportive. And they hope that there will be a nuclear-free Middle East.
So, easier sell here in Cairo ahead of probably more difficult sell on Kerry's next stops.
[11:21:03] PARKER: Interesting distinction.
As you mentioned, human rights were high on the agenda in those talks. And also today in Egypt a court once against postponed the verdict in the
retrial of three al Jazeera journalists. A decision on the case of MOhamed Fahmy, Bahar Mohammed and Peter Greste is now expected at the end of this
month over their alleged links to the banned Muslim Brotherhood.
Egypt's foreign minister says no journalists are in prison because of their professions. I spoke to Australian Peter Greste earlier who says
their lives are still on hold.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
PETER GRESTE, JOURNALIST: None of our families can get on with their lives until this whole issue is resolved, until we know whether or not we
are going to be treated as convicted terrorists or as free men.
Remember, even though we are physically out of prison, and my colleagues are out on bail at the moment, we really can't do anything until
we get a verdict, until we've been able to clear our names.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
PARK: Ian, how would you characterize the climate of freedom of speech at the moment in Egypt? And did John Kerry make any headway in that
direction, do you think?
LEE: Well, it was an issue that they really pressed with the Egyptian government, that there does need to be this balance of human rights and
security and regards to the al Jazeera trial this has been something that has gone on for well over a year now.
And it has proven to be something that very political and Egypt and Qatar where al Jazeera is based. I talked to Mohamed Fahmy, one of the
journalists on trial there, and as we just heard from Peter Greste their lives have been on hold. Mohamed Fahmy got recently married and his wife
told me that, yes, she can't celebrate.
But when you look at the -- where they say that journalists aren't being detained, well that has been disputed by the Committee to Protect
Journalists, which says that over a dozen journalists often detained in Egypt.
So, you know, it is something that is going to need to be worked on.
PARKER: Ian Lee reporting live from Cairo, thanks for joining us.
Live from CNN Center, this is Connect the World. Coming up, they're becoming a more frequent sight in our skies, but the novelty has a serious
drawback. Find out what drone -- how drones could be risking lives. That's next.
And ahead, Jericho the Lion is alive as Zimbabwe cracks down on hunting around the national park. Stay with us.
[11:25:26] PARKER: You're watching Connect the World live from CNN Center. Welcome back. I'm Nick Parker.
Now with new technology, often you may encounter new problems. And in the United States, drones are fast becoming a serious threat to commercial
airliners. There were two sightings of the unmanned aircraft reported flying dangerously close to one of the nation's busiest airports just hours
apart on Friday.
Nick Valencia has the details, and tells us how common these incidents are becoming.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
NICK VALENCIA, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Two incidents in one day at the same airport. CNN has now learned of a second close call between a drone and a
commercial airline in the skies above New York City.
Around 2:30 Friday afternoon, JetBlue flight 1834 reports seeing an unmanned aircraft on approach to JFK. Less than three hours later, a second
encounter with the drone, this time by a separate airliner. Delta flight 407 prepares to land at JFK Airport with 154 people on board when the pilot
spots a drone on the southwest side of the plane, just about 100 feet below. The pilot immediately contacts air traffic control.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: 407, did you by any chance get the color or type?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No. It was not close enough to be able to tell.
VALENCIA: Then JFK tower warned other pilots of the possible danger flying around them.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: JetBlue 943, use caution for this arrival. The one that's ahead of you reported a drone at the Floyd Bennett Field over there
so you might see that (inaudible).
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yeah, we're on (inaudible) so we're probably considerably higher than he was but we're watching out for it.
VALENCIA: Phil Derner of NYCAviation.com weighed in. Derner said without a doubt, this was a close call. He explains a drone flying within
100 feet of a plane can easily get sucked into an engine or worse.
PHIL DERNER JR., NYCAVIATION.COM: These drones are made with aircraft aluminum, similar parts to the aircraft that it's about to strike. Going
into an engine can destroy an engine. Going into the cockpit window can injure a pilot or even kill a pilot.
VALENCIA: Scares like the one at JFK happen more often than you think. The FAA reports at least two drone incidents each day. That's an
average of 60 close calls each month.
In the cases of Delta flight 407 and JetBlue flight 1834, both the planes landed safely. The FAA tells CNN it's investigating both incidents.
PARKER: The latest world news headlines just ahead.
Plus, as potential new clues in the search for missing flight MH370 are sent out to be analyzed, where else should investigators be looking for
answers? That's next.
[11:30:45] PARKER: This is Connect the World. I'm Nick Parker. The stories, the top stories this hour.
Authorities are investigating a, quote, metal object of interest found on Reunion Island in the west Indian Ocean. That's the same island where
plane debris was discovered last week, which many experts believe may have come from the wing of Malaysia Airlines flight 370.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he and his Egyptian counterpart had a frank discussion about human rights. Kerry is in Cairo
for the first security talks between the two countries in six years.
A Burundi government spokesman tells CNN that the country's former intelligence chief, a close ally of President Pierre Nkurunziza, was shot
and killed in an attack on Sunday morning. Mr. Nkurunziza was reelected less than two weeks ago to a controversial third term.
A suspected suicide attack in eastern Turkey has killed two Turkish soldiers. Dozens of people were also wounded. The regional governor's
office says Kurdish PKK militants used an explosives packed tractor to carry out -- to attack a military outpost.
In the battle against ISIS, much of the focus is often on foreign fighters joining the group, but some westerners have gone to fight against
the militants. One former BRITISH REBEL Marine died while engaging ISIS in Syria. Now three of his comrades are honoring his last wish.
Our Phil Black has more on a promise being kept.
PHIL BLACK, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: This is the grave of a young man who died fighting a long way from home. Konsta Scurfield, once a
proud soldier with the BRITISH REBEL Marines, he gave up his official military career last year and traveled to Syria to fight ISIS. He was
killed in battle four months ago.
VASILIKI SCURFIELD, MOTHER OF BRITIAL ROYAL FIGHTER KILLED IN SYRIA: I'm crying for my loss, not his. But I think that's my right.
BLACK: His parents are grieving, but also proud.
SCURFIELD: He was brave. Very brave. A lot braver than 99 percent of the people in the world, I think.
BLACK: On this day, they're visited by people who knew their son in Syria. Jack Holmes and Macer Gifford, both British, and American Jordan
Matsen. Like Konsta, they left their homes to join a fight they had no previous connection to.
MACER GIFFORD, BRITISH REBEL FIGHTER: Konsta went out to help people. He went to say that they have a democratic right to live however they want
So, he died for democratic principals, for British values, and for freedom.
BLACK: They came here to fulfill Konsta's wish, bring home a captured ISIS flag for his former colleagues in the Marines.
JORDAN MATSON, AMERICAN FIGHTING ISIS IN SYRIA: My brother never got to complete that mission. So, I'm going to help him do it.
BLACK: CNN first met Jordan Matson in Syria last October, where he was making light of the challenges.
MATSON: The second day in, I got hit by a mortar on a fight.
BLACK: But nine months later, standing by his friend's grave in central England, he's overwhelmed by emotion.
MATSON: When his own nation wasn't willing to step up and do something he did. So, I think it's an honor to have known him.
BLACK: Jordan and Konsta, both in this photo, were fighting in northern Syria with a militia known as the YPG. They are local Kurds
fighting to drive ISIS from their towns and villages. They're most famous for the battle of Kobani where international air power helped them push
ISIS out of this key town by the Turkish border, and have since continued to make significant gains through the region.
These men say there are currently around 50 people from western countries fighting with the Kurds, and they're grateful.
MATSON: And when it's someone that's not even from that community that was willing to come and then paid the ultimate price, that's not
something they're going to forget. Neither will I.
BLACK: Konsta Scurfield's grave, his parents grief, are proof of the risks these men have taken, but they say his death makes them more
determined to return to Syria soon and rejoin the fight against ISIS.
Phil Black, CNN, London.
PARKER: Let's return now to the investigation into possible new clues into the 16 month old mystery of flight MH370.
As experts prepare to analyze the recently found wreckage, CNN's Kyung Lah spoke with an air safety expert who cautions that not all of the
answers may be in the Indian Ocean. He suggests maybe taking a look at the pilots.
KYUNG LAH, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah and Co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid, the two men in charge of MH370 when it
CAPT. ZAHARIE AHMAD SHAH, PILOT: Good night, Malaysia 370.
LAH: The last transmission spoken by Captain Zaharie, age 53, a veteran joining Malaysia Airlines in 1981, logging 18,000 hours of flying
experience. Father of three, passionate about aviation, so much so that he built a flight simulator in his Kuala Lumpur home in this gated community.
Zaharie wanted to share what he knew, posting aviation tutorials on his own YouTube channel.
SHAH: And we need to call the technician.
LAH: After the plane's disappearance, questions swirled around his marital status. But an international independent investigation committee
found no indications that cast suspicion on him or his co- pilot.
This is co-pilot, Fariq. He was in the cockpit as CNN reported a feature story on the airline shortly before MH370 disappeared. Age 27,
Fariq joined the airline in 2007. Much less experienced than his captain, this picture cast doubt on his conduct in the cockpit. Two South African
women say Fariq invited them into the cockpit during a 2011 flight, a breach of safety rules.
As the search stretched into months, former FAA investigator, Thomas Anthony, kept returning to this question, why the systematic shut down of
tracking devices aboard the plane.
THOMAS ANTHONY, DIRECTOR, USC AVIATION SAFETY AND SECURITY PROGRAM & FORMER FAA INVESTIGATOR: Is that a coincidence? It is an incredible
LAH: Anthony spent 25 years with the FAA and the TSA investigating crimes against civil aviation. He agrees with the initial U.S. assessment
that there was a deliberate act from MH370's cockpit, in part, because MH370's disappearance feels so familiar. Anthony investigated the crash of
Egypt Air flight 990. Many concluded it was caused by suicide. Silk Air 185, American authorities also determined it crashed because of actions
taken by the pilot.
(on camera): What is your theory right now regarding MH370?
ANTHONY: In view of the context of all the evidence, of the assessment on the ground and what's been found, it looks like that the most likely
theory would be intentional interference by the pilot.
I think that this investigation could only be solved on the ground. It may have clues at the bottom of the ocean. It may have clues on the beaches
of Reunion Island. But I think the answers, final answers of why this happened can only be determined on the ground.
LAH (voice-over): Kyung Lah, CNN, Los Angeles.
PARKER: Some good news to bring you in Zimbabwe, confirmation the Jericho the Lion is alive. Reports surfaced on Saturday saying the
protected lion had been illegally killed like his pride mate Cecil. The Oxford University team that's been tracking both of the lions for years,
took this photograph of Jericho early on Sunday and reports his GPS tracking device is also working.
David McKenzie is in Johannesburg with more.
DAVID MCKENZIE, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Nick, earlier reports that Jericho the Lion had been killed by illegal hunters turns out
to be false. In fact, the conservation group who put out that information has now apologized. And the Oxford University group who is tracking these
lions say he is alive and well.
Walter Palmer, the man who is accused of killing Cecil the Lion is possibly going to be extradited to Zimbabwe -- well, that's what officials
want. Experts say that it's probably unlikely they will succeed. But in the meantime, Zimbabwean authorities are clamping down on hunting in
general. They've banned hunting on the borders of Hwange National Park for big game. And they've banned bow hunting outright.
Now it was with a bow that Palmer shot this lion last month, causing such a global outcry. He denies he did anything illegal, but the hunter
and the guide that he hired are facing charges this week in Zimbabwe and could spend 10 years in prison -- Nick.
PARKER: Live from CNN Center, this is Connect the World. Coming up, the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is well known, but it's
seeing a different type of extremist violence turn deadly. We discuss that next.
And Southeast Asia is being inundated. We'll have the monsoon death toll in Myanmar and a live look at the forecast. Stay with us.
[11:42:19] PARKER: You're watching CNN. And this is Connect the World with me Nick Parker. Welcome back.
This week, ten of the total 16 Republican candidates running for the White House will face off in their first ever debate. Meanwhile, the
Democratic front runner has made public her tax returns from the past eight years. And they were released on the same day the U.S. State Department
dropped more emails from Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state.
Andy Rose reports.
ANDY ROSE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Nearly $141 million: that's what Hillary and Bill Clinton made from 2007 to 2014. And the couple paid about
$43 million in federal taxes on that income. The Democratic presidential frontrunner disclosed her tax returns on her campaign website Friday along
with a medical report. The 67-year-old candidate has a clean bill of health.
The document dump came on the same day the U.S. State Department released a batch of emails from Clinton's time as Secretary of State.
Releasing so many documents at once could be seen by some as a tactic to bury the information.
A Clinton adviser told Bloomberg why spread it out?
Meanwhile Friday, Clinton spoke to a largely African-American audience at a National Urban League conference in Florida. She criticized
Republican stances on health care and the minimum wage by invoking Jeb Bush's right to rise line.
HILLARY CLINTON, FRM. SECRETARY OF STATE: And you cannot seriously talk about the right to rise and support laws that deny the right to vote.
ROSE: Later at the same event, it was Bush's turn bringing up his education record as Florida's governor. He said the nation's schools were
JEB BUSH, FRM. GOVERNOR OF FLORIDA: If we fail at that responsibility, it's a bitter loss. I believe in the right to rise in this
country. And a child is not rising if he's not reading.
ROSE: Friday was the first time the two candidates appeared at the same event since announcing their White House bids.
I'm Andy Rose reporting.
PARKER: While one foreign policy issue that's certainly going to be on the agenda for the U.S. presidential hopefuls is relations with Israel.
Two recent terror attacks in that country, one in Jerusalem and one in the West Bank, have sparked a public outcry.
You can see the panic and chaos at a gay pride parade in Jerusalem after a violent knife attack by an orthodox Jewish man. One of the victims
stabbed, a 16-year-old girl, has now died from her wounds. Five others were badly hurt. The attacker had recently been released from a 10-year
jail term for committing a similar crime.
And here, the burned out ruins of a Palestinian home after a so-called price tag attack in the West Bank. Extremist Israeli settlers are
suspected of carrying out the arson attack, which killed a toddler and badly injured his brother and parents.
To help us understand the dynamics of these kind of attacks David Horowitz joins us live now from Jerusalem. He's the founding editor of The
Times of Israel who recently wrote an op-ed on the online newspaper about these attacks, calling them a shameful day.
David, thank you for joining us. Perhaps we can begin by getting some background on this situation. Do we know the kind of numbers and level of
organization that these Israeli violent extremists come with?
[11:45:42] DAVID HOROWITZ, THE TIMES OF ISRAEL: Well, I would distinguish between the two attacks. The attack at the gay pride parade,
which was the 13th annual march in Jerusalem, was really the work of a single -- you have to call him a murderer now, because a 16-year-old girl
has just died in the last few minutes.
He had attacked the parade 10 years ago. The same man goes to jail for 10 years, comes out three weeks before the parade, gives interviews
making clear that he is still full of malice and is unaccountably able to carry out another attack. So that's really a lone extremist from a
community where there is a lot of criticism of the gay community, but it's really an outrageously extreme lone incident.
The arson, the firebombing of a Palestinian home in the West Bank on Friday in which this 18-month-old baby was killed and both his parents and
his brother are badly injured and are fighting for their lives, that the outrage and the worry in Israel is that this comes from a slightly wider
basis. And to quote the president of Israel, the concern is that Israel has been lax in tackling Jewish terrorism. In other words, there's been a
series of extremist attacks allegedly carried by Jewish extremists and accumulative failure to bring many of those responsible to justice. There
have been, you know, a series of arson attacks. All too often, the assailants not identified.
And I think this is a big test for Israel. Are they going to find who did this and are they going to put a stop to more such attacks?
PARKER: And on that subject, I wanted to bring in something that you wrote in your newspaper. And you wrote, quote, "the extremists perventing
Judaism, prizing land over life, embracing racism and hatred and violence, need to be tackled practically and ideologically."
What exactly would your solution be for this issue?
HOROWITZ: Well, I think in the environment in which hatred is growing, it's imperative to tackle people when they come to commit
violence. But you also need different spiritual stress, a better educational environment so that people like this are not being produced so
they are our -- and when they are produced, when they are understood to be marginal, to be detrimental to everything that Judaism stands for and that
Israel should stand for.
The prime minister, Mr. Netanyahu, said yesterday that all societies have their extremists and their murderers, but the test of a society is how
the center and how the leadership grapples with it. And that's why I think that is the test, the test to see that Israel prevents further such
attacks, catches the people that are responsible for this one.
PARKER: And finally, you know, as you know in 2014 price tag killing played a part in the spiral of violence that led to the war in Gaza. How
concerned are you that we might be heading towards a similar situation? That this could touch off a wider wave of unrest?
HOROWITZ: Well, the series of incidents that ultimately brought the war in Gaza last summer began with a Hamas gang killing -- abducting and
then killing three Jewish teens. There is all sorts of extremism on both sides. And I would say that the imperative on both sides is stressing in
education and spiritual leadership, even in media, moderation, conciliation and value for life.
PARKER: David Horowitz, joining us live from Jerusalem. Thank you very much for your perspective today. We appreciate it.
HOROWITZ: Thank you.
PARKER: Live from CNN Center, this is Connect the World. Coming up, looking to the futuer of Syria as the country deals with unimaginable
[11:51:10] PARKER: The United Nations says a month of monsoon rains have killed at least 27 people in Myanmar. Flooding has also displaced
more than 150,000 people. And those numbers are expected to climb as many areas remain inaccessible.
Natural disaster zones have been declared in several areas.
For a look at what's to come for Myanmar and all of Southeast Asia for that matter, meteorologist Ivan Cabrera joins us.
Ivan, thanks for joining us. What are we looking at for a forecast?
IVAN CABRERA, CNN METEOROLOGIST: Just incredible rains. And good to see you.
Over the last few days here as far as the forecast and not looking good. I'll get to that in a second.
I just want to take you back to what's happened over the last several days here. Take a look at this, the rainfall has been incredible here. We
are now measuring in meters here. Over a meter in some areas, and just in the last 24 hours some areas picking up over 100 millimeters of rainfall.
And this is just going to continue over the next several days.
What has happened here is that we've had an area of low pressure that's actually been meandering across the region actually move through
parts of Southeast Asia and then became a tropical cyclone in the Bay of Bengal. It essentially has parked itself here. And now it is over India
with very heavy rainfall. We continue to see to see that certainly as you can see the swirl there.
Additional heavy rain will continue. Over the hardest hit areas, I think we're going to get a little bit better to the east. The heaviest
rain now moving into India. But still, we are looking at additional accumulations of 100 to as much as 200 millimeters of rainfall in the next
24 to 48 hours. That is going to be a big deal, because this area -- these are just completely water logged there. You see the accumulation.
So, a break for parts of Bangladesh. Heavy rain pocket across India and then across Myanmar as well. We're going to continue to see some heavy
rainfall over the next few days. So this low is just going to continue to spin in place.
So, I think images like this are going to be repeated over the next several days.
People just trying to get around. And we're using boats essentially to get people in and out of areas here that have been very hard hit. Look
at these animals there just trying to get to higher ground.
That's a dramatic picture there, not sure where they're going. But there you see a satellite dish that is completely covered in water. That's
how high we're talking about.
As far as the scope, an aerial view just ti give you a perspective of what we're talking about here, we have water that is now to rooftops and
that's why we've had that death toll continuing to climb. And high water rescues continue. It is just going to be a mess here, unfortunately.
It is monsoon season, it should be raining heavily. But that tropical low has complicated things and has allowed us to pick up upwards of a meter
of rain in just the last few days -- Nick.
PARKER: A meter of rain, wow.
OK, Ivan, thanks very much for that. Appreciate it.
In our Parting Shots, we leave you with some images of Syria, not the Syria that we're used to seeing, which has been ravaged by more than four
years of brutal war. Amid the destruction, a group of photographers set out to capture the stories of young Syrians, their hopes for the future.
Here's what they found.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We were thinking to tell the stories about the humans inside Syria, about what they want and their dreams and what they
Inside Syria, there are civilians, not only old women or children, and there are youth.
Inside Syria and outside Syria, sometimes they think that inside that place is under siege, the youth are all fighters. While there are
photographers, artists, doctors, teachers, a lot of brave people doing great stuff.
It's very important to know that behind the numbers of (inaudible) media, there are ordinary people who lives inside Syria. They are from
flesh and blood. They are brave individuals. And they continue to struggle for life, trying everything they can to help each other.
Most of all, the people under siege, they are tired. They don't have food. They don't have water. They don't have medicine. They don't have
schools. They don't have anything. And the world is keep on watching.
It has been four years and a lot of people lost their lives, their loved ones, their homes, their dreams.
They want the conflict to stop and we want people to have their own freedom to talk and we want to have our own space to build our dreams, to
have a space to live.
[11:55:55] PARKER: Some very compelling images there.
And you can, of course, follow the stories that the team is working on throughout the day by going to our Facebook page, CNN.com/CNNConnect. And
you can also tweet me @NickParkerCNN.
I'm Nick Parker, and that was Connect the World. Thank you for spending this hour with us. We appreciate it.