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Email Controversy Has Dogged Clinton's Campaign; Samsung Recalls All Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones; Uzbek President Islam Karimov Dies At 78; Tropical Storm Triggers States Of Emergency; Explosion Rocks Night Market In Davao City; Obama: Turkey Continues To Be A Strong NATO Ally; Alan Kurdi Perished As Family Fled Syrian War; Syrian Kids Deal With Psychological Impact Of War; Vatican Releases Official Portrait Of Mother Teresa; Trump's Doctor On Controversial Health Letter; "Daily Mail" Tarpley Targets Of Trump Lawsuit; High-Flying Exercise Not For Everybody. Aired 3-4p ET

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HALA GORANI, CNN INTERNATIONAL ANCHOR: Hello, everyone. I'm Hala Gorani. We are live from CNN London. Happy Friday, everyone. This is THE WORLD


We begin tonight with a story that will not go away for Hillary Clinton. Allegations over her private e-mail server have dogged her campaign for

months. Now the FBI has publicly released a report into its investigation.

Here are some of the main points gleaned from a two-part report released today. Clinton said she could not recall any training on handling

classified information. And according to Reuters, aides told the FBI she frequently changed her Blackberry.

Also she was offered a State Department e-mail address at the start of her tenure but declined. Donald Trump's campaign has not lost any time in

responding, saying the notes, quote, "reinforce her tremendously bad judgment and dishonesty," unquote.

Let's get more with our political analyst, Josh Rogin, who joins me now from Washington. So any surprises in what the FBI has released so far?

JOSH ROGIN, CNN POLITICAL ANALYST: Yes. I mean, the big surprise is that they released these interview notes at all. It's almost unprecedented for

the FBI to make public this type of information. It just reflects the really difficult position they're put in, working for the Obama

administration Justice Department and investigating Hillary Clinton.

Inside the disclosures, there's a lot of stuff that a lot of people are going through right now. For example, when Hillary Clinton was asked what

the little "c" meant, it means classified, by the way, she thought it was an alphabetical order marking for paragraphs.

When she was asked about the handling of classified information, she said that she relied on the judgment of people sending her classified

information, which fell short of some standards and expectations.

So as we pick through all of this information, we're going to find lots of defenses for this practice that Hillary Clinton has already admitted she

regrets. And each of those defenses will start a new round of accusations and recriminations.

GORANI: So she was offered a State Department e-mail, she declined. Is that atypical?

ROGIN: Well, yes. Hillary Clinton often refers to the fact that previous secretaries of state including Colin Powell used their personal e-mail.

The distinction is Colin Powell had both a private e-mail and a State Department e-mail, and none of them had a private server in their private


So this is unprecedented. The more details we get, the more we find out about how unusual her setup was. You can debate whether it was for

deception or convenience or whether or not it represents a violation of regulations, rules, or laws, that's up for examination.

But just the sheer unique lengths that the Clintons went to, to set up this server, are now coming into pretty clear view.

GORANI: Now, we know there won't be criminal charges or anything like that. But politically, this could continue to be very damaging for Hilary

Clinton. So the impact on the race, presumably with these debates all coming up in October, she's going to have a lot of preparing to do, when

she will be confronted with these questions.

ROGIN: Yes, the first impact is just monopoly of the news cycle. I mean, we've only got 60 some-odd days left. Every day that bad news comes out

for Trump is a good day for Hilary Clinton and every day bad news comes out for Hilary Clinton is a good day for Donald Trump.

So to the extent that this draws attention away from her message, her agenda, and from Trump's failings, that is very bad for Hilary Clinton.

In the long term I think the real impact is if she becomes elected, lots of her staffers are sort of implicated in these e-mails, they're the ones

sending this information, they're the ones who would be up for senior positions in a potential Clinton administration.

That could be the long term effect of this, affecting the people who have worked for her and wish to work for her in the future.

GORANI: All right, because some of the people you're saying, I mean, with the disclosure and the release of many of these e-mails, we're learning

about the inner workings of the Hillary Clinton State Department and also the Clinton Foundation and the rest of it.

And some of that could have an impact on who if she is elected president, who she may not be able necessarily to include in her close circle of



GORANI: And staffers.

[15:05:03]ROGIN: That's exactly right. A lot of these people will need confirmation by a Senate that will still have over 40 Republicans at least

and also we haven't seen the e-mails. The FBI turned over 17,000 new e- mails that the State Department is going through right now.

They're promising to release them by the end of September. That will probably slip into October right before the election and so that ensures

that the story will live on as we get closer and closer to the polls.

GORANI: All right. We have the debates, then we have the election, and after Labor Day, I believe that we start in earnest. The final dash. Have

a great weekend. Josh Rogin, thanks very much.

Now to something completely different. There are many different sort of unrelated stories all happening at the same time which makes for an

interesting hour. This is about a smartphone that maybe you've upgraded to if you're a Samsung user.

It's a public relations nightmare for the phone maker. The company's own executives are calling it heartbreaking. The mobile giant is recalling all

of its new Galaxy 7 smartphones.

The massive recall was triggered by reports that the phones can catch fire while charging. Samsung says it has found a battery problem in some of the

phones. A company executive had this message for his customers.


KOH DONG-JIN, MOBILE BUSINESS CHIEF, SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS (through translator): By putting our top priority on customer safety, we've decided

to halt sales of the Galaxy Note 7 and offer new replacement handsets to all customers no matter when they bought it.


GORANI: Well, the recall could not come at a worse time for Samsung. The Galaxy Note 7 was unveiled just one month ago. Rival Apple is set to

unveil its new iPhone next week.

Alex Fitzpatrick is a deputy tech editor at "Time Magazine." Hi, Alex. Thanks for being with us. All right, so we're talking about 2.5 million

sold but only a very small number of phones with reported problems. Why did they take such a drastic step?

ALEX FITZPATRICK, DEPUTY TECH EDITOR, "TIME MAGAZINE": I think they took a drastic step in terms of protecting customers' safety. As you saw those

images there, you don't want your phone -- your phone is something you carry around with you, pretty close to your body, usually.

If something happens to it, if it catches fire or heats up a lot while it's near your body that could do some actual damage to you. And obviously the

company wants to get those phones away from people and get that message out there before anybody is hurt by them. That's a good move on their part, I


GORANI: Well, it's going to cost them a lot. Also a huge embarrassment, but people who use this phone or who have bought this phone, how long until

a replacement version is even available?

FITZPATRICK: Samsung has said they're going to trying to get the recall models out there within the next few weeks. They've sold millions of these

phones so it will be difficult for them to do that.

Meanwhile, you know, some of the wireless carriers have said they're accepting returns. If you've bought a Note 7, you can go back to your

Verizon store or AT&T store and say, I don't feel comfortable carrying this around, I want to get something else.

GORANI: So they know what the problem is if they can or predict that they could have replacements in a few weeks, right? Why were these phones

catching fire?

FITZPATRICK: It's unclear. The exact cause of the problem seems to be related to the lithium ion battery, which is a type of battery found in

pretty much all modern consumer electronics. They've had issues like this in the past.

If you remember just a few months ago sort of the hover board craze, that kind of came to a halt because some of them were cheaply made with bad

battery technology and they were catching fire as well. That was a big deal at the time.

You kind of get these reports here and there. But I think this is the most high profile incident affecting a major manufacturer of smartphones.

GORANI: And it couldn't come at a worse time because Apple is unveiling its iPhone 7. This is obviously going to hurt Samsung in its competition

with Apple here.

FITZPATRICK: That's right. And you know, the Note 7 was getting very -- it was get praised by technology reviewers. I really liked it, other

people at the office really liked it. Other technology viewers love it --

GORANI: Do you have one?

FITZPATRICK: I don't have one personally, but I got to play with one for a little while. It's a really nice device as far as the design goes. It's a

really -- you know, it's a very strong iPhone competitor.

But obviously this is a huge PR nightmare for Samsung, and like you said, a few days until Apple unveils what's likely to be the iPhone 7, its flagship


This is really bad timing on Samsung's part, especially as it was just emerging as a really strong competitor to Apple. Samsung makes the best

android smartphones out there that go toe to toe with the iPhone.

GORANI: All right, we'll see how that develops. Alex Fitzpatrick of "Time," thanks for joining us. We really appreciate your time this evening

with more on the Samsung recall. So many people have smartphones now, 2.5 million of these sold. Perhaps you are even one of those who bought the

Samsung Galaxy Note 7, and this affects you directly.

[15:10:03]Now, I mentioned that every story today is sort of unrelated, but developing at the same time. Here's another one.

After days of speculation and rampant rumors, the mystery about the health of Uzbekistan's strongman president has finally been cleared up.

The government of Uzbekistan confirmed today that Islam Karimov has died at the age of 78. Karimov had been at the helm of the central Asian nation

for 27 years and he ushered the nation's independence after the fall of the Soviet Union.

Certainly he's been criticized for many human rights abuses in his country. What's next for Uzbekistan? Matthew Chance joins me now live from Moscow

with more. Tell us more about Karimov.

MATTHEW CHANCE, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: He was an extraordinary figure. As you mentioned, he had been in charge of

Uzbekistan since 1989, since before the Soviet Union broke up, and since before Uzbekistan became an actual independent country in 1991.

So he's the only leader that many people in that region, in that country have ever known. It's been an extraordinary couple of days, because it's

been three or four days now since the first reports emerged that Islam Karimov was ill.

His daughter, Lola, posted on Instagram that he had a brain hemorrhage. There were some statements on state media in Uzbekistan as well indicating

that he had been hospitalized, and that caused a whole raft of speculation that he had actually died.

And indeed that was the case, as many people predicted. An official statement released in the past couple of hours saying that an outstanding

statesman and politician had died after what they called a severe illness.

And it's been announced that his funeral will be held tomorrow in the Uzbek City of Samarkand.


CHANCE (voice-over): Few dictators had the stamina, the sheer staying pour of Islam Karimov. He controlled soviet Uzbekistan from 1989, transforming

from communist chief to president after independence a few years later.

These annual independence celebrations, his public got a rare glimpse of their leader, dancing in a careful show of good health. It was careful

diplomacy that kept Islam Karimov relevant.

The crossroads of Central Asia, Uzbekistan's president made deals with great powers, vying for influence there. The Russians to the north, the

Chinese to the east, and the United States, who saw Uzbekistan as a key ally in the Afghan war raging to the country's side.

U.S. used an Uzbek air base to supply troops despite concerns about human rights abuses. It was the iron fist Karimov wielded to crush dissent that

rankled his western allies.

In the town of Ambijan (ph) in 2005, human rights groups say hundreds of civilians were killed when Uzbek forces opened fire on protesters. At the

time, Karimov insisted they were dangerous Islamic radicals bent on overthrowing the state.

ISLAM KARIMOV, UZBEKISTAN PRESIDENT (through translator): What happened didn't happen spontaneously. We have intelligence it took three to six

months to organize. They were hoping the state government wouldn't stand their ground and the local administration would fail to perform its duty.

CHANCE: He later acknowledged the protests may have been fueled by poor economic conditions in the area. Uzbekistan's strategic position, rich

with natural resources, makes the succession there of vital importance.

For a while it seemed Karimov's pop star daughter was being groomed to take over. But a major corruption scandal, in which she is accused of taking a

billion dollars in bribes from a Scandinavian telecom firm, damaged her prospects.

The death of Islam Karimov, Uzbekistan's first family and his country faces disarray.


CHANCE: Part of the problem, Hala, is because of the nature of Karimov's rule, there was no official opposition. There wasn't even a successor that

anyone could point to apart from his elder daughter, which I mentioned in that report.

The prime minister has been tipped as a possible person to take over. The deputy prime minister as well. He even has a second daughter, Lola

Karimova, and so it's perfectly within the realms of possibility that like many dictators in that Central Asian part of the world, they could try to

keep the leadership in the family. So it's really up in the air who is going to take over for him.

GORANI: Right and all shrouded in secrecy. Thank you, Matthew Chance. We're hearing, by the way, from the White House, I just received their

statement on the death of Karimov.

[15:15:06]And just reading the first couple of sentences, "At this challenging time of President Islam Karimov's passing, the United States

reaffirms its support for the people of Uzbekistan." This is a statement by the president on the death of Karimov of Uzbekistan.

Still to come, the latest on Tropical Storm Hermine now tearing across the south eastern United States and putting millions of people at risk. We'll

have the very latest. Stay with us.


GORANI: Well, states of emergency are in effect in the United States, in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina. Tropical Storm Hermine cuts a wide

swath across the southeast region. That storm made landfall early Friday, today, as a Category 1 hurricane. Take a look at the images and the


It's what you see typically after a hurricane, flooding, trees down, and major damage to homes. It's a first hurricane to hit Florida in more than

ten years. One death is reported, at least.

This of course is the Labor Day holiday in the United States, the Labor Day weekend. Many Americans were hoping to squeeze in one last summer trip to

the beach, including popular places in this storm's path.

Hermine is crossing from Georgia into South Carolina. By Saturday morning it should be near Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, where our Martin

Savidge is right now. Hi there, Martin. Tell us more about what you expect here.

MARTIN SAVIDGE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Hey, Hala. Well, the weather conditions have been deteriorating in about the last 30 minutes or so. The

rain is now starting to come down more at a slant, which is an indicator that the wind is picking up, blowing at about 25, 30 miles per hour,

expected to go to 30-45, and the gusts could get even higher than that.

It's a tropical storm, that's the good news. You mentioned it made landfall in Florida late yesterday or early this morning. It's actually

going to do the opposite here, and that's the point of concern.

It's emerging after crossing Florida and Southern Georgia and now is in the outer banks here where it's going to go back over water. For any kind of

tropical storm, that's fuel, that's gasoline.

So the potential is that they'll be watching to make sure it doesn't strengthen. Right now, the worries are for a couple of things, flash

flooding, the waters rise very quickly, six to eight inches of rain they're talking about here.

On top of that, you could get tornadoes spun off of this kind of weather system, you always have to be watchful for that. The greatest danger this

weekend is just off the shore here. You get the rip tides, these very strong currents that run along parallel with the beach.

They can grab a swimmer and then drag them out to sea. They exhaust and then they drown, and that has been a serious problem. They've closed this

beach here just to try to make sure that that does not happen.

Thirty three counties in North Carolina under a state of emergency, that by the governor's order. The reason for that is to just be prepared. As the

governor said, look, we don't think this storm is going to be really bad, but we would rather be over prepared and underwhelmed.

[15:20:12]Those were his words, and that's the way it's looking to be. The greatest damage, holiday plans, as you say, for many families. A lot of

people just got in the car, headed north, decided to ride out the weekend at home. You might as well be dry -- Hala.

GORANI: Exactly. I was going to say, if your plans included any kind of beach time in that storm's path, it's pretty much not happening, right,


SAVIDGE: No, I mean, the big concern is of course you can't go in the water. You're not going to sun in this kind of weather and the kids are

inside in the pool if they haven't gone home.

GORANI: All right, Martin Savidge, thanks very much, in North Carolina. I think he's going to have a bit of a wet and windy weekend. Thanks for

joining us.

An official with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that rain and flooding from Tropical Storm Hermine probably will not spread

mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus. The CDC expert says storms typically breed nuisance mosquitoes that are detrimental to the type that carry

diseases. Even so, Florida's governor is urging all residents to dump standing water as a precaution.

Now to this story out of the Philippines. An explosion has killed at least 12 people and injured dozens more at a night market in the Philippines.

The blast happened in Davao City on the southern island of Mindanao.

This is significant this place because it is the hometown of the new president, Rodrigo Duterte. A spokesperson for the president says it's not

clear yet what caused the explosion, an attack, an accident, we don't know yet.

But Reuters says it happened outside a hotel that the president visits often. President Duterte was in Davao City at the time of the blast. His

son tells Reuters his father was far from the scene.

The terrorist group, Abu Sayyaf, could be linked to the explosion, no claim of responsibility yet. A Philippines journalist, Maria Ressa, joined us by

phone to talk about that possible angle earlier. She is the executive editor of the web site Rappler and she was CNN's bureau chief in Manila.


MARIA RESSA, EXECUTIVE EDITOR, RAPPLER (via telephone): I think the concern here is that just a day earlier, President Duterte had actually

warned Filipinos that he expected retribution from military operations that are ongoing in the nearby island of Sulu from the Abu Sayyaf group.

In fact, what he said is that he had sent about five battalions of troops there. That's a large number for that island, and that he expected some

kind of action. That's the context for the concern.

The peace agreement is happening with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. It's the largest Muslim separatist group in the Philippines. The Abu

Sayyaf has always been an extremist group that has been related to terrorism.

It's swung back and forth between criminal acts and terrorism, mostly turning kidnap for ransom into a cottage industry. It's a small group that

at times has grown to as many as a thousand people but as small as 200 people.

What's happened in the last few weeks is the Duterte government is focused on trying to, in the words of the president, eradicate the threat of the

Abu Sayyaf shortly after they had beheaded yet another victim.

So you're talking about 2,500 soldiers, the five battalions that were recently sent to Jolo in Sulu, this s the bailiwick of the group.


GORANI: All right. That was Maria Ressa, speaking to us from the Philippines. Once we know what caused this blast, 12 people dead in the

hometown of the new President Duterte, we'll bring you that information.

In the next hour, President Barack Obama is heading to China for his final big event on the global stage. The G20 Summit in Hangzhou. He will meet

his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the first time since July's failed coup in Turkey.

In an exclusive interview, CNN's Fareed Zakaria asked Mr. Obama about the relationship between the two countries.


BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: We haven't seen a diminishing effect on our security relations. Turkey continues to be a

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

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

rebuild is going to be important.

[15:25:08]And what we want to do is indicate to them the degree to which we support the Turkish people. But like any good friend, we want to give them

honest feedback if we think that the steps they're taking are going to be contrary to their long term interests and our partnership.


GORANI: You can see much more of that exclusive interview on Fareed Zakaria's "GPS" at 3 p.m. London Time on Sunday.

A lot more ahead on this program, the world marks a tragic anniversary in the Syrian civil war. We'll speak to the aunt of a small child who died a

year ago on a Turkish beach after his family fled the carnage.


GORANI: Welcome back. Our top story, an explosion has killed at least ten people and injured dozens more at a night market in the Philippines. The

blast happened in Davao City on the southern island of Mindanao. It is the hometown of the president, Rodrigo Duterte. A spokesman for the president

says it's not known yet what caused this explosion.

Also among the top stories, Samsung is recalling its new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after some users reported the phone caught fire while charging.

The recall affects ten countries including South Korea and the United States, but not China. Sales of the phone as well are now halted.

The U.S. east coast is bracing for a major tropical storm this Labor Day holiday weekend. Hermine made landfall in Florida early Friday as a

Category 1 hurricane bringing flooding and dangerous winds. It is now soaking Southern Georgia and it is moving into the Carolinas.

The man who has led Uzbekistan since the breakup of the Soviet Union has died. The Uzbek government is confirming finally after several days of the

news being unclear, the 78-year-old Islam Karimov died Friday following a stroke. His funeral is set for tomorrow, Saturday, and it's not yet clear

who will lead the country now.

Today marks a very grim anniversary that woke the world up to the refugee crisis. I should warn you, though, that the next image is both shocking

and disturbing. Some of viewers may wish to turn away.

It was exactly a year ago that the body of 3-year-old Alan Kurdi was found face down on a beach in Turkey. He drowned while his family fled the war

in Syria, trying to reach Europe.

Many others also have not survived the trip, but this singular heart breakdown image has come to symbolize the separate plight facing Syrian

refugees, tragic circumstances that continue to this day.

Alan's aunt, Tima Kurdi, joins us from Irbil, Iraq, to talk about her nephew and what life is like for her family now. Tima Kurdi, thanks for

being with us. You went to a memorial for Alan. Tell us about it.

TIMA KURDI, AUNT OF DROWNED SYRIAN BOY: Hi, Hala. Yes, we went to one of the refugee camps for the Syrians. To be honest, it was two hours long.

If I have to tell you -- two hours, the ceremony, sorry.

And it was mostly about the refugee children. They were doing some shows on a stage outside and they were just talking about the suffering of those

refugees. It was heartbreaking to see it.

And every moment, even they have a little boy dressed like Alan, and they're telling there is a story. We couldn't watch it anymore, we have to

-- it was heartbreaking, to be honest. It was very, very painful story. But they did an amazing job, the refugee children there.

GORANI: Tima, are you saying these kids put a show together and one of the children was dressed at Alan Kurdi, to remember and honor his memory?

KURDI: Yes. Yes. Shame t-shirt, same shorts. He looks like Alan, a little bit older, of course. Even the shoes, they told exactly what

happened, how he drowned. Somebody was wearing Rihanna's -- she looked like Rihanna. They talked about how they stopped at the Turkish border.

It was so heart breakdown breaking to watch it for two hours.

GORANI: Alan's dad was there?

KURDI: Yes, my brother, Abdullah was there. He has to leave, he was crying, he has to leave for at least 10 to 15 minutes, and then he come


GORANI: It was too difficult for him to watch, obviously, the reenactment of his own children's death, which is perfectly understandable.

So now a year later, it's been a year, it's hard to believe, because it's gone by so fast. Do you think that the death of this lovely little boy

Alan that it's changed anything in people's minds about the refugee crisis?

KURDI: You know, if you remember, Hala, when last year, when everybody saw the image of Alan, and it touched millions of people's hearts, it did move

people, even politicians. Back then they start opening the border to the refugees, they welcomed them for a few months.

And all of a sudden, it's dead, nobody's doing enough, nobody's doing anything. They almost forget about it. It's get worse. It's not get any

better. An example, right now everybody will watch, what's left in Aleppo?

We've seen it once in a while, but there is thousands of children every single day, they are dying. And we're not doing enough. The world is not

doing enough.

GORANI: They're dying either in Syria or trying to escape Syria. It's a dire, dire situation. Thank you, Tima Kurdi, for joining us on this very

difficult day. You and your brother, Abdullah, attending that memorial for Alan and all the other children who have died. Thank you. Joining us from

Irbil, Iraq.

Alan Kurdi's death woke up the world to the refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East. We were discussing that with Alan Kurdi's aunt. The

survivors of the war are considered lucky, but the scars they carry will stay with them for life. Jomana Karadsheh has that story from Jordan.


JOMANA KARADSHEH, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): This could be a seen anywhere in the world. The mother recording her little girl singing, but

this is not anywhere. This is Syria.

[15:35:10]The mother shouts, we're fine, we're fine. Activists say the little girl from Aleppo escaped unharmed. But for her and for millions of

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

This 11-year-old was pulled from underneath the rubble of her school in Holmes. Even after five years and a new life in Jordan, she doesn't want

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

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

learn, and are given the space to do what children do.

But she is not the little girl she once was. This is Jordan's only art therapy center. She's worked with more than 500 Syrian children over the

past four years.

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

something bad happens in front of them or there's something on the news. These kids have seen it, they've felt it, and that's it. They've changed


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

year-old boy.

YAISH: He's very quiet, very peaceful. Yet the use of black, I think, four or five sessions, was very prominent. You have this house that is

empty and then you have the bird and this man that has lost an arm. This was a park, a playground, and I asked him who is playing in it. He said

nobody, everybody is dead. This kid was exposed to a lot of death.

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

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

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

whoever he wanted to be.

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

them death boats.

YAISH: This death boat was made by a child and one of the questions I asked him was, it's empty, why is the death boat empty, there is no one on

it. He said, those on it didn't survive.

KARADSHEH: Drawings that provide a glimpse into the deep scars of war in Syria's youngest and most vulnerable. Jomana Karadsheh, CNN, Amman.


GORANI: On Sunday, Pope Francis will canonize Mother Teresa declaring her a saint 19 years after her death. The Vatican released this official

portrait of her. It was painted by American artist, Chad Sagon (ph) and commissioned by the Knights of Columbus as a gift to the nun's charity in

Calcutta, India.

Well, CNN's Malika Kapur grew up in Calcutta and her life was personally touched by Mother Teresa.


MALIKA KAPUR, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): When Mother Teresa came to India, a young nun following her calling, she came to this bustling city in

the east and never left. Calcutta became her home. It's where my home is too.

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

spheres of my life.

(on camera): Initially, Mother Teresa was part of the Loreto Order of Nuns, the same order of nuns that set up this school, Loreto House, my

school. And I remember sitting in these very classrooms, listening to nuns tell us stories about Mother Teresa.

(voice-over): Locals call her simply "mother." I often saw mother and her sisters going about their work, helping, caring, and feeding the poorest of

the poor.

Back then I had no idea I was watching history unfold. She lived in the heart of the city, in this simple room where she later died. Visitors from

all faiths and all walks of life were always welcome at mother's house. It's where I first met her.

(on camera): She gave me this prayer and then she took my hand in her hands. She had a really strong grip. Then she said to me over and over

again, God bless you, my child, God bless you.

[15:40:01](voice-over): Mother adored children and many local families, including mine, often helped out at her home for abandoned children.

(on camera): When I was a little girl I wrote a poem on Mother Teresa. The next time I came here, I tagged along with my mother who was

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

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

(voice-over): Some residents complained she put Calcutta on the global map for the wrong reasons, poverty and desperation. But most locals are

protective of her. They say they're proud our city produced a saint. Malika Kapur, CNN, Calcutta.


GORANI: I didn't know that about Malika. Don't forget you can get the latest news, interviews, and analysis on my Facebook page,

Coming up, Melania Trump goes to court. The wife of the Republican presidential candidate filed a multimillion dollar libel suit against two

media organizations including "The Daily Mail." The details ahead.


GORANI: In the race for the White House, our international viewers might be surprised at the focus on the candidates' health. Medical reports and

rumors are the subject of endless speculation.

All we know about Donald Trump's health comes from a bizarrely-worded letter written by his doctor. Our Drew Griffin tracked down that doctor

and filed this report.



(voice-over): We met Donald Trump's doctor entering his Park Avenue office just as he's done for the last 35 years. Harold Bornstein is a 69-year-old

gastroenterologist, who took over the practice from his father and suddenly finds his lifetime of serving patients being turned upside down because of

one letter.

(on camera): Can I ask you just a couple of questions? Did you really write that letter?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Did I really write that letter? Yes.

GRIFFIN (voice-over): It is a letter Donald Trump produced last December to prove he is healthy. A note that has been ripped apart by other doctors

because of what they say is strange wording, medically incorrect terms and its unprofessional conclusions.

Trump's test results were astonishingly excellent, he writes. And if elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest

individual ever elected to the presidency.

Combined with his somewhat unconventional looks and his unconventional patient, Bornstein has been made out in the aggressive election coverage to

be somewhat eccentric.

(on camera): Can we just ask you a few questions?

(voice-over): The soft-spoken doctor finally agreed, if we weren't intrusive or insulting, to take a few questions on the bench outside his

office warning us his wife would not be so hospitable.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Wait here. My wife will come back, she'll be angry.

GRIFFIN (on camera): The press is trying to make you into a lunatic or something.

DR. HAROLD BORNSTEIN, DONAL TRUMP'S DOCTOR: A lunatic doesn't have my credentials. The only thing I wanted to do with my life is practice with

my father, which I managed to do for 35 years until his death in this office.

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

that were settled.

BORNSTEIN: That's normal.

GRIFFIN (voice-over): The fact is that is normal for a long-practicing doctor. A few malpractice suits from decades ago, settled. He's never

lost his license, has never faced any criminal allegations whatsoever.

An expert CNN talked with believes whatever his looks or his clients, Dr. Bornstein seems like a fully competent medical professional.

(on camera): Are there any regrets you have getting involved in this crazy election?

BORNSTEIN: No, you see all my patients, and I take care of them the right way.

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

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

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

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

GRIFFIN (voice-over): There was no Trump limo waiting outside, he says. He just wrote the letter for a patient that he's been seeing for the last

30 years, a patient his mother found.

(on camera): What do you make of being interjected into this election?

BORNSTEIN: I grew up in Jamaica, New York. There's my wife. My mother found him as a patient, a member of his golf club, and he stayed for 30


GRIFFIN (voice-over): And then, as he warned, his wife arrived.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You're done. You're done. You're on private property. We're going to call the police. I'm going to call the police.

GRIFFIN: I appreciate it, Doctor.

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

GRIFFIN: Thank you, Doctor. Thank you very much.


GORANI: Well, he said his wife was going to get angry, and she sure got angry. Drew Griffin reporting there, great reporting, going to the offices

of the doctor who wrote that letter.

While Donald Trump is out stumping for support on the campaign trail, his wife, Melania, has her sights set on the courtroom. She's suing two media

outlets for millions, alleging they falsely linked her to an escort service when she first moved to America.

The suit targets the U.K.-based "Daily Mail" and an American blog. Trump is seeking $150 million in damages. The "Daily Mail" has retracted the

story but Trump's attorney says the suit will go ahead anyway.

Mel Robbins is a CNN commentator and legal analyst, and she joins now live from Boston. Thanks, Mel. First of all, should "The Daily Mail" be

worried here in terms of what Melania Trump and her lawyers are preparing?

MEL ROBBINS, CNN COMMENTATOR AND LEGAL ANALYST: Well, I think, they should be worried for a number of reasons. First of all, they should be worried

about the fact that they brought this suit in the United States and not overseas.

There's a really particular legal reason for this. A couple of years ago, the U.K. actually changed their laws related to libel and slander and there

is a cap on damages. Only $300,000 is what you can recover over in the U.K.

The United States, not the same. That might be the reason why they've sued both "The Daily Mail," a U.K. paper, and a guy that lives in Maryland that

happened to write a blog post that cited "The Daily Mail."

And so the reason why they included this guy is because that's the way they can bring it in the United States. A lot of people may remember, Hulk

Hogan recently won a huge lawsuit against a website for $115 million for publishing a sex tape of his without permission.

That's one of the reasons why "The Daily Mail" should be nervous, because this is coming in the United States courts, not in the U.K. courts.

GORANI: And regarding that Hulk Hogan lawsuit, Melania Trump is using one of the lawyers involved in that Gawker lawsuit as well. So this is a team

that's already had some success, in fact to the point that it forced Gawker to shut down.

ROBBINS: Absolutely. And here's one more wrinkle that a lot of people may not be aware of. Maryland happens to be a state in the United States that

has a particular law regarding defamation when you make statements about women.

It reads, a single or married woman whose character or reputation for chastity is defamed by a person can maintain that action and doesn't even

have to prove damages.

[15:50:06]So this is a state where if you slander or make a defaming statement against a woman about her being an escort or whether or not she's

loose, they've got a very strong case here.

Now, "The Daily Mail" will argue that they were citing sources of a book and a magazine in Slovenia, but there is no doubt this case is going to go

forward. I think it's very interesting that "The Daily Mail" has already retracted the reporting.

GORANI: It's retracted the reporting, yet the lawyers for Melania Trump are going ahead anyway. Why do you think?

ROBBINS: There's a couple of reasons. Will they win? That's for a jury to decide. I think one of the reasons why they want to do this is Donald

Trump has been extremely aggressive with the press in the United States.

He's made statements about the fact that he would change the laws of the United States if he were president regarding libel. He has put various

press outfits on lists basically saying you're not going to have access.

And so I think that this is not only Melania fighting for her reputation, but it's also Donald Trump posturing as we march closer to the election in


GORANI: What about the defense that "The Daily Mail" will use? They'll argue they were citing sources, but what else could they use to defend


ROBBINS: I think personally that's the best defense is that they were relying on already-published sources. From what I understand, it's a book

and a magazine, and that these stories have been published and out in the public for quite some time.

And so it seems a little disingenuous that they're bringing a lawsuit now for merely citing reports that are in and out in the public space.

You know, if they were able to prove somehow that "The Daily Mail" knew that these were just innuendos and that "The Daily Mail" did this anyway

because they were wanting to be malicious or salacious, that could be enough. But they'll have to dig into the e-mails and see what kind of

research these guys did.

GORANI: All right, Mel Robbins, thanks very much for shedding some light there on this legal case, Melania Trump suing media outlets. Mel Robbins

joining us from Boston, thank you.

Now to another story in the world of media. He was forced to resign amid a firestorm of sexual harassment allegations. Now new controversy is

surrounding former Fox News head, Roger Ailes.

His biographer alleges Ailes used a private investigator to access a journalist's personal phone records that's according to an article

published today in "New York Magazine." Ailes' attorneys responded angrily to the hacking allegations calling the biographer, quote, "the real enemy

of women."

Next on THE WORLD RIGHT NOW, this is an unconventional way to take your seat on plane. We'll explain what's going on in a few minutes.


GORANI: Working out is a great way to stay in shape, but there's a time and place for everything. As Jeanne Moos reports, a seat on a commercial

flight is not on the list nor should it be.


JEANNE MOOS, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): As if shoes on the arm rest, bare feet on the tray table, ponytail over the screen aren't bad

enough. How about a head stand on an aisle seat.

[15:55:02]UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We were laughing because this was the best in-flight entertainment I've ever had.

MOOS: Rod (inaudible) whipped out his phone and captured this passenger limbering up on a two-hour United flight from L.A. to Mexico. He started a

live tweet, making up names for the moves, from the dragonfly shuffle to the raptor spirit. But when she started to do a second head stand, a

flight attendant intervened and Rod tweeted, "My face right now."

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: She said, Miss, if you could stop doing that. The lady is like, I guess. She was a little weird, I'll be honest. She seemed like

a sweet lady too.

MOOS: At least she wasn't naked, wearing a pillowcase over her eyes, or giving herself a pedicure, or trying to smash the door to the jet way. The

lady doing the head stand told the flight attendant she wasn't feeling well.

(on camera): This latest example of a passenger misbehaving comes just as American Airlines has launched a new ad campaign.

(voice-over): A campaign showcasing how the world's greatest fliers are supposed to behave. They like babies but bring noise cancelling

headphones. They always ask before they raise and lower the window shade, but shouldn't you ask before raising your legs?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: In fairness to her, she did it really well.

MOOS: So well she didn't wake up the guy sleeping next to her.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We told him afterwards when he woke up and we showed him the videos. He could not believe it.

MOOS: Feet in the air at 35,000 feet. Jeanne Moos, CNN, New York.


GORANI: It's so wrong. And before we go tonight, a dog in Peru found herself in a tight spot. She was searching for food when her head got

stuck in a drain. Locals came to the rescue with plenty of water while they dug her free. The dog wasn't hurt. Locals are hoping to find her a

home. What a cutie, good thing she's OK.

This has been THE WORLD RIGHT NOW. Thanks for watching. I'm Hala Gorani. I'll see you on Monday, same time, same place. "QUEST MEANS BUSINESS" is

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