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[11:00:23] BECKY ANDERSON, CNN HOST: Well, the curtain is rising on the Democratic National Convention, but it is getting off to a very shaky


The party's chairwoman resigning over an email scandal while Donald Trump sees a bounce in the polls. We've got it all covered for you.

Also ahead, Olympics here we come. Russian athletes arrive in Rio, but will a doping scandal overshadow the big moment?



CHILLER: We felt our building was not safe because of the combination of plumbing and electrical issues.


ANDERSON: Is the Olympic Village ready to welcome all those athletes? We'll tell you why Australia is not ready to check in.

A very good evening. Welcome to Connect the World. I'm Becky Anderson in Abu Dhabi just after 7:00 here in the evening.

It's the Democrat's turn to champion their nominee for U.S. president this week, but a scandal over leaked emails is threatening to overshadow the

show of unity in Philadelphia even before the opening gavel.

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is resigning over the controversy in hopes of quieting the storm, but look at

what happened when she addressed Florida delegates a short time ago.

The emails showed Democratic staffers favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders during the primaries when the party was expected to be neutral.

These internal divisions aren't the Clinton's campaign's only concern. Republican rival Donald Trump got a big bounce from his party's own


In a a new CNN national poll, Trump now leads Clinton by three percentage points.

Well, Bernie Sanders will address the convention hall tonight in a prime time speech that was

highly anticipated even before the email bombshell. His words could be critical in determining what his legions of supporters will do on election


Let's kick off tonight with Manu Raju with more.


REP. DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ, (R) FLORIDA: I'm with her! I'm with her!

MANU RAJU, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz forced to resign amid a massive email leak,

showing DNC staffers favoring Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders during the Democratic primary.

CROWD: Hell no, DNC, we won't vote for Hillary.

RAJU: More than 1,000 sanders supporters marching in Philadelphia in protest.

CROWD: Feel the Bern. Feel the Bern.

RAJU: Sanders himself, who has been calling for Wasserman Schultz's resignation for months, telling CNN that he's not surprised that the DNC

was working against him.

SANDERS: It is an outrage, and sad, that you would have people in important positions in the DNC trying to undermine my campaign.

RAJU: Clinton's campaign manager pointing his finger at Russian hackers, suggesting they had a hand in the leaks.

ROBBY MOOK, CAMPAIGN MANAGER HILLARY FOR AMERICA: Experts are now saying that they are -- the Russians are releasing these emails for the purpose of

actually helping Donald Trump.

RAJU: Trump's campaign chairman flatly denying the suggestion.

PAUL MANAFORT, DONALD TRUMP CAMPAIGN MANAGER: It's just absurd. I don't even know what you're talking about. It's crazy.

RAJU: On Capitol Hill, Wasserman Schultz had few defenders. Sources tell CNN that senate

minority leader Harry Reid was pushing for weeks to replace her, including at one point floating his number two, Dick Durbin, as a replacement.

The interim chair will now be Donna Brazile, Al Gore's former campaign manager, and a CNN political analyst. Brazile, who has ties with both

Clinton and Sanders, warned Democrats last night that Friday's leak may just be the tip of the iceberg.

DONNA BRAZILE, DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST: More emails are coming. I don't know the substance, but I do know there's lots of stuff that we might have

to apologize for.

RAJU: Trump quick to pounce on the political turmoil, posting this tweet, "the Democrats are in a total meltdown but the biased media will say how

great they are doing. E-ails say the rigged system is alive and well."

This scandal, threatening to shatter the uneasy truce between Sanders' progressive base and

the party establishment ahead of today's convention themed United Together where Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Michelle Obama will headline the

first night.

The controversy also overshadowing Clinton's big introduction of her vice presidential pick: Virginia Senator Tim Kaine.

The newly minted Democratic ticket sitting down for their first interview together, keeping their focus squarely on the Republicans.

HILLARY CLINTON, DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I don't know what their convention was about, other than criticizing me. I seem to be the

only unifying theme that they had.

RAJU: Kaine showing he's ready to defend his running mate on the campaign trail.

KAINE: When I see this, you know, Crooked Hillary or I see the lock her up, it's just ridiculous, it is ridiculous. And, look, most of us stopped

the name calling thing about the fifth grade.


[11:05:59] ANDERSON: Manu Raju reporting there.

Let's get more on these extraordinary accusations that Russia leaked those Democratic Party emails in an effort to help Donald Trump.

Covering the story from all angles, my colleague Hala Gorani is at the convention site in Philadelphia, and CNN contributor Jill Dougherty is

following developments from Moscow.

Hala, let's start with you, how is this playing out within the Clinton campaign coming as it did on the eve of the Democrat's convention and

proving, of course, to be the death knell for the party chairwoman even before the event began?

HALA GORANI, CNN CORRESPONDENT: These are 20,000 emails, Becky, that have been released by WikiLeaks. The Democrats are blaming the Russians.

They're saying Russia wants to help Donald Trump, that they are trying to meddle in internal politics.

Of course they want to deflect this on day one. They want to say, look, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of the Democratic National

Committee has resigned. This was the right thing to do. Tonight, we want to focus on Bernie Sanders. He's going to endorse Hillary Clinton. This

is all about party unity, also Michelle Obama, the highly popular first lady in the United States is going to be addressing delegates here.

So they want to make sure this is a story that dies on day one. they don't want the scandal with

legs that the Melania Trump speech turned out to be where for three days journalists were talking almost about nothing other than the plagiarized

sections of her speech in Cleveland, Ohio.

So, that's what they're saying. They're saying we were hacked. But there has to be some cause for concern because it appears as though this hack

might have taken place over many, many months. In other words, we could be seeing more releases of damaging emails to the Democrats and especially the

Hillary Clinton campaign over several days.

And this is something they don't want to deflect attention from what should be a reintroduction

of Hillary Clinton to the United States and to American voters.

However, they've gotten bad news after the Republican Convention, because there has been a noticeable bump in the polls for Donald Trump after

Cleveland. In a four-way match-up, Donald Trump scoring 44 percent in the latest CNN/ORC poll against 39 percent for

Hillary Clinton. And another worrying number for the Democratic candidate, 68 percent now say Clinton is not honest and trustworthy, and that is her

worst rating on that measure in the CNN/ORC polling.

So, Becky, as you can see, this is day one. They still have four more days to go. It's way too early to say that this is going to cause longer-term

problems, but not the best start.

ANDERSON: Hala, stand by.

Jill, I want to bring you in at this point. Proving that the national committee was breached by Russian hackers who had any ties to the Kremlin

is going to be tough, isn't it? What is the response in Moscow?

JILL DOUGHERTY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, so far the response is coming from Dmitry Peskov, who is spokesperson for Vladimir Putin. He is not

specifically commenting on these allegations. He is, however, citing Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump, Jr., who has said that this is basically

a lie.

So the Kremlin, and previously, has said Russian hackers are not doing the bidding of the Kremlin. So I think it can pretty much say that they are

denying it.

And then, you know, whether it is or it isn't, really depends on the FBI or somebody that can

really, really investigate concretely and find out whether this is the case.

But I think, Becky, you know, as you look at this, yes, it's hurting the Democrats, but is it -- it could hurt Donald Trump. I mean saying that

Vladimir Putin is your friend in this context in the United States may not be the best thing.

So it's very unclear. Why would the Russians want to do this, and to what purpose? That's the question I think that's hanging out there.

[11:10:02] ANDERSON: And the answer to that question is what? Should we believe that the

Russians were behind this and, of course, these are just allegations -- what is the answer to that question?

DOUGHERTY: Well, I mean, I don't know. And I don't think anybody at this point does.

But I think having talked to some experts here in Russia, I think you can say that probably, since this has happened before, there could be some

Russian hackers who got into those emails.

Now, were they doing the bidding of the Kremlin? That is a very big leap. And was the Kremlin trying to directly help Donald Trump? That is an even

bigger leap. So, I think that's the stage where we are right now.

And don't forget there could be other reasons. You know, sometimes the hackers just kind of

like to show that they can do things. There could be a bit of macho pride in being able to get into the DNC emails. That's a possibility, too.

So there are a lot of possibilities at this point.

ANDERSON: Well, stay on the story for us. It's an intriguing one. Hala, in Manu's report that we ran ahead of speaking to you both, Hillary Clinton

says she doesn't know what the Republican convention last week was all about.

What's her show going to be all about?

GORANI: Well, and one of the things she also said in that 60 Minutes interview, is that it seemed as though the only unifying theme of the

entire Republican convention was trashing her.

And in some ways we were in Cleveland, in some ways she's right. You know you got from delegates on the floor the most cheers when the officials and

the supporters of Donald Trump on stage went after Hillary Clinton, calling her Crooked Hillary.

They, by the way came up for a nickname for Tim Kaine, her vice presidential pick, as well there. So, this is something that they're

trying to essentially attack her with.

What she wants this to be is a sharp contrast to the Republican convention where you had boos

for Ted Cruz, where he enforced to endorse Donald Trump. He was their rival during the campaign to Donald Trump. They want this to be a big

Democratic Party. They want it to show party unity. They want Bernie Sanders right out of the gate saying I endorse Hillary Clinton.

Michelle Obama, as I was mentioning to you who is so popular in United States is going to be

addressing the crowd. And Tim Kaine, the vice presidential pick, this is going to also be his big introduction to supporters. We're expecting that

speech to possibly on Wednesday.

This is meant to be about party unity, celebrating Hillary Clinton, reintroducing her to the voters because her numbers on trustworthiness are

right now pretty terrible at 68 percent saying she's not trustworthy. This is a really big deal for the Democrats and Hillary. And they're hoping

it's going to achieve at least some of that.

ANDERSON: Yeah, big week for the Democrats. To both of you, thank you.

There is shock and disbelief in Germany after yet another bloody attack. Police say a Syrian asylum seeker blew himself up outside a music festival

in the southern city of Ansbach on Sunday night. And German officials say they have found a video of him pledging allegiance to ISIS.

The Bavarian interior minister -- or the minister, sorry, spoke a short time ago.



expressed that this is in the name of Allah. He confirms he belongs to Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, a known islamist leader, and he announced specifically

this as an act of revenge against Germans because they obstruct Islam as retaliation for the killing of Muslims.


ANDERSON: Let's get more from my colleague Atika Shubert now. She is in Ansbach for us at the crime scene.

Atika, violent Islamic videos on his phone, this pledge of allegiance, is the motivation becoming more apparent at this point?

ATIKA SHUBERT, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, it certainly seems so. And we've seen cases like this before. And it's a terrifying pattern.

I want to show you a little bit about this crime scene, because it's extraordinary. They've done all the forensics gathering that they needed

to do, but they haven't cleaned up the scene yet. And it really is eerie to look.

You see the cards here, playing cards, there are still bloodstains on the table. And in fact, this chair right here, you can see it's a bit twisted

out, there's actually bloodstains on it.

And beneath it, bits of that gray ash. And this may well be where the attacker sat just before he


I'm going to walk you through here. You can see the chalk outline. It's very faint, but you can see this yellow outline here, which we believe is

where forensic investigators drew the outline of where they found the body.

And there are still bloodstains on the floor here, as you can see on the pavement there. And to show you the force of the explosion -- in fact, you

can sort of follow the trail here, you can see the broken glass. You can also see holes in the glass there. And what police have told us is that he

didn't just put explosives into the rug sack, but also metal bolts, screws, things that would cause maximum damage, and that may be one of reason why

we are seeing things like this, this hole in the glass.

Now, as I mentioned, they just opened this scene, so there's a lot of press moving about here. I'm going to take you around here very quickly to show

you something else.

There's still quite a bit of blood on the scene here as well. But you've got here just an idea of what people were doing that evening -- full

glasses of beer, glasses of wine, people were just sitting here enjoying themselves, having a good time.

There was a music festival happening nearby just around the corner. And police say that he tried to get into that music festival, but he was denied

entry because he didn't have a ticket. And that's when he sat down here and eyewitnesss say he simply leaned forward. And in

that moment he leaned forward, that's when he detonated.

Now, he only killed himself. More than a dozen were injured from those metal fragments, three of them very seriously. It's horrific to think

about this, but, in fact, a lot more people could have been injured.

They're looking now at the type of explosives he used to try and understand how he built the bomb, did he have any help and was anybody else connected

-- Becky.

[11:16:37] ANDERSON: It's absolutely remarkable that you've got access to that site and we get a real picture of what went on and so frightening once


This guy apparently one of a number of asylum seekers being deported from Germany. That may be new news to many of our viewers who might have

remembered Germany being so welcoming to refugees, including Syrians, over the past year or so.

What do we know about those deportations at this point?

SHUBERT: They have been deporting refugees regularly once they've been denied asylum. But as you can imagine, there's a lot of legal appeals that

they can go through.

And in this particular case, he arrived here about two years ago. He actually went through Bulgaria. And we spoke to a neighbor of his, also a

refugee from Pakistan. He said that, yes, he had been fingerprinted and registered as a refugee in Bulgaria. And as you know, according to the

Dublin Accord, that means that even if you apply for asylum somewhere else like in Germany, you can ultimately be deported back to Bulgaria.

Now, two weeks ago we have heard from the interior ministry, he was told he would be deported back to Bulgaria. Perhaps this was a factor in why he

decided to carry out this horrific attack. But we simply don't know at this point.

But the neighbor I spoke to said he always seemed friendly, always happy. He had no idea that the man he was living next door to him was apparently

making these allegiances to groups like ISIS, was watching these jihadist videos. And in addition to that had attempted suicide twice.

This was a complete shock to his fellow refugees and neighbors that were living right next door to him.

ANDERSON: Atika Shubert is on the scene. And for what it's worth, viewers, the ISIS media agency has claimed responsible for this Syrian

suicide bomber who injured 15 in that attack on a music festival in Ansbach in Germany. A statement claiming responsibility released on pro-ISIS

social media, recirculated by the groups on Monday.

Still to come this evening: destination Rio. As Russian athletes finally get to check into the Olympic Village, we're going to tell you what Moscow

is doing to address doping allegations.

Plus, we'll have more on the U.S. Democratic convention as we head back to Philadelphia for you. Lots coming up. Stay with us.


[11:21:19] ANDERSON: Welcome back. You're watching CNN. This is Connect the World with me, Becky Anderson. 20 past, or just after 20 past 7:00 in

the UAE where we are based.

Russia has welcomed a decision by the International Olympic Committee, not to slap a blanket

ban on its athletes. Russian Olympians have started arriving in Rio after that ruling with less than two weeks to go before the games begin.

Allegations of widespread state-sponsored doping have soured the runup to the games, and that is an understatement. And now that Russia has

announced it's launching an anti-doping commission.

Well, Clare Sebastian joins me now from Moscow with the details.

And shutting the barn door after the horse has bolted, some might suggest. How seriously are the Russians treating this whole episode at this point?

CLARE SEBASTIAN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Becky, I think it's fair to say they want to be seen to be treating it seriously. This commission

that they're setting up today, that was ordered by President Putin last week. And we saw today they're announcing that work has already started.

That's going to be headed by a man named Vitaly Smirnov. He is the longest serving member of the International Olympic Committee. He has been on that

committee since 1971. And Russia keen to stress that his work has been untainted there, and he is a man of great experience and honor.

But I think there's a more pressing issue for Russia at hand right now and that is how to get as many of their athletes into the Olympics as possible.

The head of the Russian Olympic committee saying today that work on that has already started, that the Russian national federations are already

working with the international sporting federations trying to present their list of athletes to get to a final list that they can then present to the

IOC. He said as for which athletes are already being excluded -- of course, we know that the IOC said that any athlete that has ever been found

to have been doping will be excluded.

Mr. Zhukov, he's the head of the Russian Olympic Committee said today that they know of eight athletes that have already been identified, that they

will be crossed off the list. There could be more, he said, as work continues.

But Becky, as you say, the question remains, will this be enough? Will Russia's efforts to combat doping be enough to repair their reputation on

the international stage?

ANDERSON: Fascinating. All right, Clare, thank you for that. The Rio game's organizers, of course, are facing issues of their own as the

athletes descend on the Olympic Village.

There are reports of plumbing and electrical problems in some of the units. Australia's athletes are staying elsewhere for the time being after

officials accompanying the team called the village unlivable.

Shasta Darlington has the details.


SHASTA DARLINGTON, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Blocked toilets, leaky pipes, and exposed wires: just a few of the reasons Australia's

Olympic delegation says it won't move in here to the athletes village.

The 31 towers have been decorated with team signs, but as the village opens its doors to many of the 17,000 athletes and coaches slated to sleep here,

controversy on the very first day.

KITTY CHILLER, AUSTRALIAN CHIEF OF MISSION: We felt the building was not safe because of the combination of plumbing, and electrical issues. When

we did our stress test yesterday afternoon, there was significant leakages from plumbing pipes.

DARLINGTON: Organizers said hundreds of athletes moved in on Sunday and they were working quickly to resolve problems.

"Every Olympic Village, because of their magnitude, needs some adjustments, until it becomes

perfect. The important thing is that everything will be resolved before the games without disturbing athletes."

We toured some of the spartan apartments before inauguration.

There was this discussion about whether or not there would be air conditioning. They didn't want to pay for it, but with the Zika scare they

had to put it in the rooms, is that right?

PAUL RAMLER, CEO, RSG EVENTS: They put air conditioning in all the bedrooms, fans in nonbedrooms, but no television.

DARLINGTON: The outdoor space helps compensate -- swimming pools, tennis courts, and bike trails.

The U.S. delegation, which expects to have 500 athletes and staff staying at the Olympic

Village, said, "as is the case with every games, they're working to resolve, quote/unquote, minor issues."

For the Australian delegation, the problems are far from minor.

CHILLER: Every village has teething problems. It's very difficult to suddenly have 20,000 people in a confined space such as an Olympic Village.

I have never experienced -- this is my fifth Olympic games -- a village in this state or lack of state of readiness at this point in time.

DARLINGTON: The latest snafu less than two weeks before the start of these very controversial games.

Shasta Darlington, CNN, Rio de Janeiro.


ANDERSON: Well, for his part Rio's mayor tried to make light of Australia's concerns. He offered a very tongue-in-cheek solution to make

the team feel at home in Rio, proposing a kangaroo. Here is what he said.


EDUARDO PAES, MAYOR, RIO DE JANEIRO (through translator): We are here to welcome our guests. Whatever adjustments we have to make, we make it. As

hosts, we want them to feel at home. Brazil has this thing of welcoming guests well.

It's natural to have to make adjustments. But we want Australians to feel at home here. I'm almost putting a kangaroo here to jump in front of them.


ANDERSON; Well, the run-up to the Olympics -- Rio Olympics -- has had dark moments. There is one athlete hoping his running will light up the games.

Usain Bolt, the world's fastest man, bidding for an unprecedented triple-triple. The goal: win the 100 and

200 meter plus 4x100 relay at three consecutive games.

Read more about Bolt's race into the record books on our website There you'll find that story plus all of CNN's

continuing coverage of the games, that's

I cannot believe it's four years since we sat over that stadium in London and saw exactly that triple coming off amazing stuff.

The world news headlines are just ahead on CNN as you would expect at the bottom of the hour.

And the U.S. Democratic convention hours away, but already there is controversy brewing. We will return live from the convention site in




[11:31:50] ANDERSON: Well, Brazilian police have arrested 12 people suspected of planning terrorist attacks targeted at the Olympic games.

Brazil's justice minister says the suspects were inspired by ISIS online. With just 11 days to go, security forces are focused on keeping Rio de

Janeiro safe.

CNN's Rosa Flores looks at the preparations for you.


ROSA FLORES, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Rio de Janeiro is fortified by 85,000 police, soldiers, and firemen for the Olympic Games. That was the

plan all along.


FLORES: With the attacks in Europe in recent days and weeks, and 11 Brazil nationals arrested after reportedly planning to attack during the Olympics,

the plan seems to be working. The small army of Brazilian forces are policing airports and major tourist sites where thousands of spectators are

expected. Behind the scenes, officials are sharing intelligence with other countries and working as if a terror attack is eminent during the Rio

Games, according to Brazil's minister of justice.

And it's already paying off. Four people were denied Olympic credentials during a background check for possible terror ties.


FLORES: Brazilian authorities running mock security drills in preparation for various types of attacks, including hostage events with casualties.

Even nuclear emergencies are being considered.

(on camera): Despite the intense police presence, Brazilian officials insist these extra officers are focused on urban crime like petty theft,

and that Brazil doesn't have a history of terrorism.

(voice-over): The 11 Brazilian nationals who were arrested for plotting an attack were deemed amateurs by authorities, who say the suspects tried to

buy weapons online and train in martial arts.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It is very hard for the authorities to disrupt every sing isle plot. We need to remember the old adage that the authorities have

to be successful all the time. The terrorists need to be lucky just once.

FLORES: A jihadi messaging group is encouraging lone wolves in Brazil and lone wolves around the world willing to travel to Brazil to terrorize,

according to Site Intelligence Group (ph), an organization which monitors jihadi activity online.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: That ISIS has done it through their official channel is a concern. And that they are making an effort to get the message out, not

just in Arabic or English, but Portuguese, the language of Brazil itself. So that is something that we should be taking very seriously.

FLORES: The biggest challenge remains the same, preparing for the unknown.

Rosa Flores, CNN, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


ANDERSON: Well, let me get you back to Philadelphia where the U.S. Democratic National Convention is set to begin in just hours. It's been

anything but smooth as far as the start is being concerned, organizers were hoping for a smooth, of course, as start to recap the party's national

chairwoman says she'll step down at the end of the week over yet another email related controversy.

For more, CNN's Hala Gorani is on the convention floor for you -- Hala.

GORANI: All right, well as you can probably hear it is rehearsal time big- time here behind me here. We're hearing some of the acts warming up before they take to the stage in this four-day event. And you can see there an

aerial shot of the Wells Fargo Center here in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

I'm going to get right to analysis on the fallout of that DNC leak over the weekend. Chris Moody, who is one of our senior CNN political reporters,

joins me now.

Talk to me a little bit about what this means for the campaign, because in the same way the Melania Trump plagiarism scandal distracted everyone at

the Republican National Convention, we have this WikiLeaks dump that's making it very hard for Democrats to focus the attention back on their


CHRIS MOODY, CNN POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT: You're right, the Democrats are suffering from the same problem the Republicans did, and that is one word:

unity. They really need people to come together, to put their best foot forward and bring the Bernie faction and the progressives, the liberals,

the moderates, everyone -- they thought they were going to march in here and say, look, how much better our convention was than yours. Yours was a

mess. People yelling on the floor. Ours was going to be much better. And then this leak happens, and it really does confirm, fears

that the Bernie Sanders supporters had this whole time, it is very clear documentation that the Democratic Party really preferred Hillary Clinton,

and that's why we're seeing this fallout.

So, there were already going to be marchers in the streets for Bernie Sanders, we knew that, but they're going to be fueled with a passion and

documentation they never had before.

GORANI: This forced the resignation of the chair of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and in the same way Ted Cruz

was booed by Trump supporters, Debbie Wasserman Schultz was booed on her way out of the delegate breakfast today. She has a speaking role today.

Is she still going to show up and risk similar booes as we saw during the Republican convention?

MOODY: Our reporting shows that people are encouraging her not, just to shy away. But from what we know now, there's been no change in the


I think there are a lot of Bernie Sanders supporters that are going to be in this arena. So, yes, I imagine she will be booed.

What was also very interesting about this is she's not going quietly into the night. Hillary Clinton is not allowing her to do that. Hillary

Clinton has actually brought her on her campaign in a formal role which you can imagine is not going to help her outreach to the Bernie Sanders


GORANI: The big difference, though, is -- that's Demi Lovato, I'm being told. But this kind of show -- I thought it might be her, our producer Ed

Morowitz (ph) telling me, but I didn't want to make that kind of factual mistake and get the Millennials all annoyed with us, but -- or younger,

even I think in this case.

But let me ask you quickly about the big difference between a Ted Cruz situation and a Bernie

Sanders situation.

Bernie Sanders, unlike Ted Cruz, is going to come out here tonight and endorse Hillary Clinton, because he wants to put the party back together so

that it has a chance of defeating Donald Trump in November.

MOODY: Ted Cruz was intentionally provocative. He had not endorsed Donald Trump beforehand and everyone thought, well, this is your big chance, get

on board with us. And he refused.

Bernie Sanders already supported Hillary Clinton. It's going to be really interesting to see how he frames all this. Will he bring up even just a

nod to his supporters, what we now know over the weekend from the WikiLeaks. I doubt he will. But we don't have any reporting on that just


GORANI: And also, lastly, Michelle Obama, the first lady, wildly popular in the U.S., even by any kind of standard -- historic standard of other

first ladies, she's addressing supporters and delegates here this evening.

MOODY: And I think she is someone people that people can unite around. Among Democrats, as you mentioned, very popular. You know, no scandals

really during her two terms as first lady. And so if anyone tonight can deliver that message to everyone, it's her.

GORANI: All right. I wonder if she'll refer to that Melania Trump plagiarism scandal.

MOODY: I cannot see her doing that. I think she's going to soar right above that.

GORANI: Yeah, Chris Moody, thanks very much. I agree with you. But we'll wait and see.

Becky, here you have it, Demi Lovato entertaining us here. We've got a nice up-close and personal rehearsal sound check from her. Yesterday, was

Paul Simon, that was kind of a treat. He was singing"Bridge Over Troubled Water."

Some acts here at the Democratic National Convention the likes of which it has to be said you did not see at the Republican convention.

So, we'll keep on following the entertainment and the speakers and the latest from the DNC email hack. For now, back to you in Abu Dhabi.

ANDERSON: Excellent. Looking forward to it. It's a big week for the Democrats. Hala covering it for you during this hour. And we will be back

with you every single day at this time. Thank you.

Take a look at the 47th Democratic National Convention, then, by the numbers. This year's convention being held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,

at the Wells Fargo center, also home to the NBA 76ers and the NHL's Flyers. An estimated 50,000 people will be attending, including 4,768 delegates and

what are known as 354 alternates.

The party is spending an estimated $85 million to host the event. Philadelphia is the fifth largest city in the U.S., home to more than 1.5

million people.

So this shaky start is an expensive one for them.

Let's see how it goes this week.

Live from Abu Dhabi, this is Connect the World. I'm Becky Anderson. Coming up, can satire survive a security clamp down? We visit the news

room of one Turkish magazine to find out.

Stay with us, short break, back after this.


[11:42:31] ANDERSON: Right. I want to get you to Charlotte in North Carolina in the states where Hillary Clinton is addressing a convention of

military veterans. She's talking national security. Let's listen in.


[11:47:09] ANDERSON: What is a very big week for the Democrats with their convention. And we'll get more as the week of course goes on.

You're watching Connect the World. I'm Becky Anderson.

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has met with opposition leaders in Ankara. It's another show of unity amid a crackdown that is dividing the


Most recently, authorities issued arrest warrants for 42 journalists, tens of thousands of military and legal personnel, academics and civil servants

have already been targeted. They are accused of having ties to a cleric alleged to be behind the attempted coup 10 days ago.

Well, at least one Turkish magazine was already wary of the government seizing more power. Satirical LeMan is often compared to France's Charlie

Hebdo. It says it's come under pressure since the clamp down began.

Ian Lee has more.


IAN LEE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: This cartoon, the Turkish government doesn't want you to see. On one side, the military. The other, anti- coup

demonstrators. Both sides about to engage in a deadly game of chess.

One played out in the streets on July 15th during a coup attempt. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blamed the plot on exiled cleric Fethullah


ZAFER AKNAR, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, LEMAN (through translator): The cover says this isn't a battleground for Erdogan or Fethullah Gulen says the editor-

in-chief of "LeMan." This is our country. And the fact that they used it so viciously in six hours, around 300 people died.

LEE: The coup failed, but tensions remained high the following week.

(on-camera): The night before the addition's release, "LeMan" tweeted out the front cover. Threats immediately came in and protesters began to gather

here in front of their offices saying don't you remember what happened to "Charlie Hebdo." (voice-over): The 2015 shooting at the French satirical

magazine killed 11 journalists.

Now we should always take political Islamist threats seriously because they do as they say," he tells me, "if not today, tomorrow, when there is an


Protesters accused "LeMan's" cover of supporting the coup.

"I would not support any coup," he tells me. "We don't have to settle for the lesser of two evils. We want democracy, and we want it now."

Turkish police quickly secured "LeMan's" offices. But a court banned the addition from publication. CNN requested comment from Turkish officials,

but did not get a response. These are uncertain times for political cartoonists. Only one agreed to talk to us on the condition of anonymity.

We'll call him Adam.

"I enjoy expressing myself" says Adam. "I can't do anything else. This is how I matter. Occasionally I'm worried and scared. But we take that risk."

At 21 years old, Adam is just starting out. But he is aware of the power of the pen.

"This cartoon I'm working on depicts how I feel when I draw," he tells me. "I sensor myself sometimes. I want to make people laugh, but worry will I

anger someone? Will I get hurt? Will this get others hurt? Will it bring people to the streets?"

In Turkey's age of uncertainty, a picture speaking louder than words.

Ian Lee, CNN, Istanbul.


[11:50:48] ANDERSON: And you're watching Connect the World with me, Becky Anderson. Coming up...


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It's really a little house in the sky.


ANDERSON: Living with his head in the clouds, I speak to a pilot who has been flying for nearly two straight days and is about to make history here

in Abu Dhabi.


ANDERSON: Right, when you swing by a gas station to fill up your car, some might argue you are actually filling it with sunshine, because that fuel

comes from oil, and that's mostly made up of stuff like plants and other living things, right, which the sun once shined life into.

So why not cut out the middle man? That is exactly what the team behind Solar Impulse 2 is

doing. Their plane is completely solar powered.

Right now it is soaring high above the Persian Gulf, but in the next few hours it's set to fly back into Abu Dhabi where it started and land

straight into history, completing the first ever round-the-world journey of a solar plane. It's taken about a year-and-a-half, so for your

Parting Shots, earlier I spoke with one of its pilots, Piccard as he was flying.


BERTRAND PICCARD, PILOT, SOLAR IMPULSE 2: What is interesting when you are first is that you don't know if it's possible. So you have to try and make

it possible. And everybody tells you you cannot do it, but it becomes motivation to think differently, to get out of your comfort zone, to invent

new solutions, this is why it's so interesting to be in the world of exploration.

[11:55:08] ANDERSON: We've had lots of questions in. This is a very basic one talking about these long legs of flying. How do you use the bathroom?

PICCARD: Yes, so in the cockpit you can do everything. You can put the seat flat to sleep, or little naps of 20 minutes. You have bathroom under

the seat. You can heat your food. You know, I just prepare my food I'm going to eat some potato gratin, which is now warm.

I wash myself with wet wipes and I also fly the plane. So, it's really your little house in the sky.

ANDERSON: How do you deal with, for example, the boredom on what is this 48-hour flight.

PICCARD: With passion, with passion. Right now I can look at the floor and it triggers motors on both sides. They are turning with the props.

It's only because of the sun, only the sun is making this. It's like science fiction. But it's with us today, the reality of today. And this

is magic. It's never boring to fly that plane.

ANDERSON: What is next for you after the landing in Abu Dhabi?

PICCARD: Well, the first thing after getting out of a plane is to thank the team. And then the next project I have is really to create a

community, an international community, like a world council, international community for this technology. This is something that does not exist yet,

and I think it's needed and I hope to do it.

ANDERSON: Absolutely remarkable. We wish you the very best in what are these last hours at this round-the-world trip. Remarkable stuff. Bertrand

Piccard, thank you.

PICCARD: Thank you to you. Thank you for encouragement. Bye-bye.


ANDERSON: He's about eight hours away from landing as we speak now, flying without fuel. Who would have believed it? With changes like that, who

knows how we will all be traveling in the future. Do find out by heading to our Facebook page.

You know, if you're a regular viewer of this show,

I'm Becky Anderson, that was Connect the World. Thank you for watching from the team here and those working with us. It's a very good evening.

CNN, of course, continues after this short break. Don't go away.