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Death Toll At Least 832 As Rescuers Find More Bodies; Trump: All We've Done Is At Stake In November; Trump: FBI Has Free Rein In Supreme Court Nominee Probe; Dubai Airport Denies Houthi Claims Of Drone Strikes; Japan's Increasing Influence In The Arab World; Matt Damon Plays Angry Brett Kavanaugh In SNL Skit. Aired 11-12p ET

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FAREED ZAKARIA, CNN INTERNATIONAL ANCHOR: Ankara sided with Doha leading to closer ties between the two countries. The Emir has also promised to

invest $15 billion in Turkey at a time when foreign investors are getting cold feet and the Turkish currency has tanked.

Thanks to all of you for being part of my program this week. I will see you next week

LINDA KINKADE, CNN INTERNATIONAL ANCHOR: Hello and welcome to CONNECT THE WORLD, I'm Linda Kinkade live in Atlanta. Good to have you with us. Well,

Indonesia has declared a two-week state of emergency as the death toll from Friday's earthquake and tsunami climbed to more than 830.

Take a look at the moment a tsunami three meters high crashed into buildings. Hundreds of people are injured, at least 17,000 people have

lost their homes. The tsunami completely wrecked some at seaside areas and rescue workers have been digging through chunks of concrete looking for

people trapped underneath collapsed buildings. Well, Matt Rivers has more now on the search for survivors.

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

MATT RIVERS, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: A body is pulled from the rubble of a hotel where 50 people are thought to be trapped. A desperate

search for survivors continues after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi triggering a tsunami.

This cell phone video captures waves as high as ten feet rolling towards the shore as people are warned to run for higher ground. The source of the

water swoops through the streets carrying anything and anyone in its way. In its aftermath, destruction. Wrecked cars showed just how violently the

waves hit.

In a hospital in the coastal city of Palu, survivors are tended to amid the power cuts. They're the lucky ones. More than 800 people have died so far

and officials warn that number could get worse.

SUTOPO PURWO NUGROHO, SPOKESMAN, NATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT AGENCY (through translator): We're expecting a rise in the number of dead victims

so though hope the data remains as it is. However, looking at the conditions there, there are still bodies unidentified as well as victims

buried under ruins. There are also remote areas yet to be reached by joint SAR teams.

RIVERS: Indonesian President Joko Widodo visited Palu Sunday and ordered rescuers to work day and night to search for the missing. A state of

emergency has been called for 14 days in Central Sulawesi as crews work to restore electricity and communication and repair damage on the roads and

bridges. But in Palu, people say they don't have enough basic food, medicines, and have been allowed by the authorities to take away supplies

from supermarkets.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE(through translator): There's been no aid. We need to eat. We don't have any other choice. We must get food.

RIVERS: Indonesia's Disaster Management Agency estimates that 2.4 million people were affected by Friday's earthquake, and as they await help

residents combed through the debris of what was once their homes. Matt Rivers CNN, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

(END VIDEOTAPE)

KINKADE: Well, Jan Gelfand is the head of the International Federation of the Red Cross in Indonesia and he joins me now from Jakarta. Good to have

you with us. As we've just heard, we've seen those pictures. Rescuers are digging for survivors now trying to find any of the people that have been

missing. The fear is that the death toll will continue to rise. Just give us a sense of what you know.

JAN GELFAND, HEAD, INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF RED CROSS IN INDONESIA: Well, the numbers that you gave in here in the clip that you had before

were correct. Right now there's 832 confirmed dead, but that number is going to go up. I mean, we're just getting into Donggala which is an area

that was cut off but was the closest area to the epicenter of the of the -- of the earthquake. And so we don't even know what's the extent of the

damage is there. Same thing with more remote towns, more remote communities, even rural communities, it's going to go up and situation is

quite dire right now. It's a very serious, very large disaster.

KINKADE: So many roads obviously are damaged, buildings have collapsed, give us a sense of how difficult it is to get aid in and what is needed

most right now?

GELFAND: Yes, it's very, very difficult. I mean, the runway was damaged so we cannot take in certain sized planes. The roads are damaged, bridges

are down, and that's to the main cities. That even gets worse as you go in behind into more remote areas. There's a lot that's needed and I mean

we're doing things, things that people don't always think about. Things like psychosocial support to the people that are there traumatized. People

are not going into houses. There's been more than 200 aftershocks.

We do programs with the Indonesian Red Cross where they help to try to resource or to restore family links because people in other parts of the

country don't know what's happened to their family members that were in the area that was impacted. They need tarpaulins in order to you know --

and plastic sheeting is as roofing and as shelter, they need water systems, they need food. The health is terrible. I was -- I mean, the health --

the hospitals have been affected. Health workers that live in those communities are also impacted.

I know talking to Red Cross volunteers from the Indonesian Red Cross that they told me as they were you know, doing first aid, we have over 90

volunteers there, doing first aid as they were having to step over people that have died, so are unfortunately in the -- in the doing work or around

dignified burial of bodies. It's an issue that has to be dealt with. So we're running (INAUDIBLE) surgical teams, mobile clinics, there's a --

there's a large, large need and I don't think replacing the worst of things yet.

[11:05:53] KINKADE: Yes, no doubts. Still plenty of areas that people haven't been able to get to, to even see the extent of the damage. Jan

Gelfand, good to get your perspective. Thanks very much and all the best to your team. I want to go to our Correspondent Matt Rivers who has made

his way to the island of Sulawesi. Just explain, Matt, where exactly you are and what you're seeing.

RIVERS: Well, the fact that we're not in Palu yet, Linda, gives you an idea of just how difficult it is to get to this place. We started

traveling from Jakarta around 1:00 p.m. local time. You know, it's now past 11:00 here in the evening local time and we still have to wait here

overnight to hopefully get on a flight to Palu tomorrow morning and that's best-case scenario. That's if the flight takes off and that would put us

in shortly after midday. And we've been trying to get there as fast as possible but that's the best way to do it.

If we were to try and drive from here, it would take somewhere between 15 and 20 hours and that's assuming that the roads are even open. So if we're

having those problems, you know that aid workers that are based here like you just talked to our last guest about everyone is having these problems,

how do charity workers rescue workers not only get in themselves but also bringing the kind of heavy equipment that's needed to try and save those

people that are buried under the rubbles, to bring in water supplies, food supplies, healthcare supplies, all of those things that all these people in

this really poor area desperately need at this point. So that's the overall situation.

And the other thing that we should talk about is not only does it make it difficult to just get to the areas that we know are truly affected like

Palu, but we also don't have a complete damage assessment yet because of how difficult the road situation is in that area. You don't even know how

bad the damage is in certain towns because there's lack of a communication lines and just accessing it using just ground transportation is just about

impossible. So you know, in addition to all the damage done, rescuers have the added difficulty of just accessing these places to try and begin to

help.

KINKADE: That really is terrifying. The fact that the death toll is already over 800 and so many areas haven't even been assessed yet, just

give us a sense of how -- from what you're hearing from people north of you, how are they dealing with those numbers of dead given this the

concerns about the spread of disease?

RIVERS: Yes, you know, I mean, it's going to be very difficult. Unfortunately, this is a country that has had to deal with lots of natural

disasters over the years. But each disaster each time is affecting a different community or sometimes similar communities are hit, but you know

in each situation they're different and then new families are affected and new communities are affected and it's going to be incredibly difficult for

these people. This area is not an area with good infrastructure, to begin with. I mean, you talk about the shoreline in this area, you know, a lot

of the houses along the shorelines are essentially just wooden shacks. So not only could they not stand up to the earthquake that hit a very strong

earthquake, but when you couple that with a tsunami, I mean these places stood no chance.

And so you know, in terms of how a community deals with this, you know they hope that people can come in and help. But right now, it's just the

immediate days after trying to cling to any hope that people might survive, but once all of the dead are accounted for then the process of rebuilding

starts and how you then think about that at this point you know, that's well down the road. You know, of course, the immediate impact is still

being judged in its entirety.

KINKAID: And I cannot imagine most of any sort of hospitals or medical clinics in that region in the north of Sulawesi have been destroyed or at

least severely damaged given the pictures that we've seen. How are they going to cope with the numbers of injured if they've already got a death

toll approaching a thousand? I can only imagine they're potentially tens of thousands of people in need of some sort of medical aid.

RIVERS: Absolutely. You know, it's interesting you bring up that point, Linda. You know, we at CNN when we go into these kinds of situations, we

have our security department sends us a list of the available hospitals in the region just in case a worst case scenario, someone on our team, or we

need to direct people to a hospital, we have that information. And I just looked at that e-mail about 45 minutes ago and the e-mail said hospital one

closed, hospital two closed, hospital three closed so none of these facilities are open.

[11:10:17] And so, just like was trying to get people out, just like bringing in water and food, you know, these people are going to rely on a

healthcare coming in from afar. You know, and these are places that aren't equipped generally with level one trauma hospitals, buildings that can

withstand the earthquakes, so they would need help, to begin with. But the fact that they've sustained this level of damage means that they're going

to be relying on help from outside. And that's why the critical question and the critical goal for authorities right now is how do you clear those

roads and how do you bring in everything that people need it's a monumental challenge. But rest assured there's a lot of people like the International

Red Cross like, the Indonesian government that are doing everything they can. It's just how fast they can get those services to the people that

need them.

KINKADE: Absolutely. It certainly is a monumental challenge. Matt Rivers, good to have you there and all the best as you try and make your

way north with our CNN team. Thanks so much. Well, still to come, the fate of the U.S. Supreme Court nominee hangs in the balance as the FBI

probe sexual assault allegation. We'll have the latest on a heated confirmation battle of Brett Kavanaugh next.

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KINKADE: You're watching CNN and this is CONNECT THE WORLD. I'm Linda Kinkade, welcome back. Well, it is a make or break a week for U.S.

president Donald Trump and his controversial Supreme Court pick. The FBI is investigating allegations of sexual assault and misconduct against Brett

Kavanaugh and it has until Friday to get the job done. Mr. Trump has little choice but to order the probe after key Republican senators

insisted.

The President pushing back against reports that he's trying to control that process saying that the FBI has free rein to investigate and wants them to

interview whoever they deem appropriate. Well, it comes as the confirmation battle emerges as a rallying cry for the upcoming midterm

elections Mr. Trump is using the issue to fire up Republican voters. And at a Saturday night rally, he mocked Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein

for saying she didn't leak the letter from Christine Blasey Ford that initially brought about the allegations.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

[11:15:08] DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Remember Dianne Feinstein, did you leak -- you remember her answer. Did you leak the

document? What? No, no, I didn't leak. Wait one minute. I did we leak? No, we didn't leak.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

KINKADE: Well, that's just part of how he's framing the Kavanaugh fight to his base. Our Boris Sanchez was at that rally and filed this report.

BORIS SANCHEZ, CNN WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: Here at a rally in Wheeling, West Virginia, President Trump calling his nominee to replace Justice

Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court a brilliant man with incredible character saying that Judge Brett Kavanaugh had suffered tremendously at

the hands of Democrats who were seeking to obstruct and destroy for the sake of power.

The President not mentioning though Christine Blasey Ford or any of her accusations about Judge Kavanaugh. The President, in fact, walking a fine

line defending his nominee but also suggesting that his accusations, the accusations against him are politically motivated listen to this.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

TRUMP: The entire nation has witnessed the shameless conduct of the Democrat Party. They're willing to throw away every standard of decency,

justice, fairness and due process to get their way. They don't care how they get it. You see it happening before your eyes. I think it's actually

an incredible thing that's happening and I just hope you don't sit home because bad things will happen if you sit hard.

This week America also saw something else. On Thursday the American people saw the brilliant and really incredible character, quality, and courage of

our nominee for the United States Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh. A vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh is a vote to confirm one of the most

accomplished legal minds of our time. A jurist with a sterling record of public service.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

SANCHEZ: Another name the President did not mention here in West Virginia, Arizona Senator Jeff Flake who sources inside the White House tell CNN that

the President blamed for the delay in confirming Judge Kavanaugh. The President did tout his endorsement of a Republican Patrick Morrissey who's

running in West Virginia for the Senate against Democrat Joe Manchin. The President touting successes that he's made in the economy, the unemployment

rate, etcetera, asking supporters here to go out and defend his agenda in November.

He put it bluntly at the start of his rally saying that though he is not running in November, really, he is. Boris Sanchez, CNN traveling with the

President in Wheeling, West Virginia.

KINKADE: Well, the White House insists it is adopting a hands-off approach. Counsel to the President Kellyanne Conway appear to CNN a short

time ago to detail what is and is not off-limits.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

KELLYANNE CONWAY, COUNSELOR TO THE PRESIDENT: As you know, it will be limited in scope. It's meant to last one week I believe beginning last

Friday. And it will not meant to be a fishing expedition. The FBI is not tasked was doing that here. And as Joe Biden pointed out 27 years ago

during the Clarence Thomas hearings and as many people have pointed out in the last couple weeks, Jake, the FBI does not draw conclusions, it provides

information.

As we know, Judge Kavanaugh has gone through six thorough vets within the span of his public service career including one that was completed this

last July. That is on the desk of every single senator to review.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

KINKADE: Well, James Gagliano is a CNN Law Enforcement Analyst and a retired FBI agent. He joins us via Skype from New York. Good to have you

with us. I want to get a sense of the process that needs to happen officially and effectively in the coming days given that the FBI only has a

week to get to the bottom of these accusations the date back about 30 years.

JAMES GAGLIANO, CNN LAW ENFORCEMENT ANALYST: So I don't disagree with the White House here. Now, I know the White House is a political view of this

I'm going to call the balls and strikes for you and try to give you what the FBI does here. So yes it's true that this is narrow scope.

Now, does that mean that they get the FBI uncovers something unseemly or untoward or are valid criminal allegations, they cannot pursue them? The

answer to that is no. Of course, they can pursue them. So the White House understands even though they're using nuanced language, they understand

that no one is going to tell an FBI agent hey, you just detected something and you want to open a preliminary inquiry into something that appears to

be a violation of federal law but you can't do it.

[11:20:00] What they mean by narrow scope is this. Judge Kavanaugh has been subjected to six of these. Now, he's been -- these are six background

investigations. Background investigations are a little different than criminal investigations. You're looking at nine different things in

regards to a candidate for judicial position. And that's everything from a federal magistrate all the way up to Supreme Court Justice.

Those nine things are this. Character, who they associate with, reputation, loyalties, abilities, finances, potential biases, and alcohol

and drug use. Now, six times this has been done on Judge Kavanaugh, but it's important to note here the FBI typically only goes back to somebody's

18th birthday. We're looking at their conduct as an adult. So in this instance, the allegation is that the -- that the attempted sexual assault

took place when Judge Kavanaugh was 17 and the victim accuser was 15.

So this will open up a different door. FBI agents are going to go and ask different questions now but still along the lines of those nine different

characteristics that I just mentioned.

KINKADE: Right. So this is an area that the FBI has not investigated before when it comes to Brett Kavanaugh. We know that obviously, they need

to assess his credibility and his accuser's credibility. We know that Christine Blasey Ford it has taken a polygraph test. Will, they take that

into account or will they potentially carry out their own lie detecting tests of both Kavanaugh and Blasey Ford?

GAGLIANO: OK. So let me -- first of all, let me preface this by saying I am not a polygraph examination expert or analyst so I don't -- I've never

administered them. I've had a lot of colleagues do that. But I've been subjected to five of them during my 25 year FBI career. Here's what we got

to be careful with polygraph examinations. First of all, they're subjective. They're not admissible in court for a reason. If you're a

sociopath or a psychopath and I'm not suggesting anyone here is, but if you don't have a conscience, you can beat them and here's why.

The lie detector test is designed and it's not a lie detector per se but it is -- it is a machine or device that basically records physiological

changes in your body. So I ask you a question, you're uncomfortable with it or you're giving you a deceptive answer, you have a conscience, so your

body is going to react to that. Your palms are going to get sweaty. Your heart is going to palpate. You're going to begin sweating. Those are the

kind of things that the machine picks up. It is not a perfect tool.

Now, I'm not suggesting that it be dismissed in Professor Ford's case and I'm not suggesting that Judge Kavanaugh shouldn't submit to one. I just

never in 25 years in law enforcement -- I was never ever confident that what could be gleaned from a lie-detector test or polygraph examination was

going to be anything that I could trust with certitude. So yes, it's something that you add to the mix. You add all those things, it's a piece

of the investigative puzzle, but I wouldn't put too much stock into it.

KINKADE: Right. I also want to get your opinion on whether or not exactly what Kavanaugh said during the testimony will be taken into account.

Because there's a lot of talk about whether he was being truthful particularly when it came to entries in his high school yearbook. I just

want to play some summer of you is about the way he explained one of the terms.

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SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE (D), RHODE ISLAND: Devil's Triangle?

KAVANAUGH: Drinking game.

WHITEHOUSE: How is it played?

KAVANAUGH: Three glasses in a triangle.

WHITEHOUSE: And --

KAVANAUGH: You ever played quarters?

WHITEHOUSE: Nope.

KAVANAUGH: OK. It's a quarters game.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

KINKADE: A lot of people did not buy that and the Urban Dictionary points out that the devil's triangle refers to a threesome, two men and a woman.

There were many times during the testimony that people have raised the alarm bells and said this isn't quite right. He's not telling the truth.

Will the veracity of those claims were part of an FBI probe and if it turns out he was lying even if it comes to the extent of how much you used to

drink, could that lead to a criminal investigation of perjury?

GAGLIANO: OK. So the answer here is a little nuanced and I'm not a nuance guy, I call it straight. But this one's going to be a little nuance. The

first answer to your question is yes. If someone lies under oath in front of Congress, in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, they face perjury

charges or the same thing as lying to an FBI agent which is Title 18. It's a federal statute and I think the section is 1001. The exposure for that

is five years if you are proven to have lied.

Now, here's the tough part of that. It's not that you just made a misstatement, you have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that someone was

being purposefully deceptive. Now, listen I listened to the hearings like everybody else did and I kind of nodded and said, that doesn't -- that

doesn't sound right. And I understand it goes back to like the Bill Clinton days of well, you're dealing in matters of small things. If you

lie about small things, does that -- is that indicia that you're going to lie about large things?

[11:25:13] Well, that's how we deal with things in a court of law. Witness testimony can be disregarded. The judge can say listen, you can take this

with a grain of salt because you have to take into account everything else they said and their truthfulness veracity and small matters as well. I

don't think the FBI is going to go back and research what the Devil's Triangle is or what type of quarters game was played or things like that,

but I do believe that they're going to look very closely at its testimony. I do believe they're going to cross-reference that with Dr. Ford's

testimony as well as the calendar date books from 1982 that Judge Kavanaugh provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee. All those things are fair

play, all those things will be part of a normal and appropriate investigation into this proceeding.

KINKADE: All right, James Gagliano, thank you so much for setting some light on all of that for us. I appreciate it.

GAGLIANO: Thanks for having me on.

KINKADE: The younger generations grappling with a fallout from the sexual assault and misconduct claims against Kavanaugh and I spoke with some

university students here in Atlanta about what this moment means and if they think it's fair that Kavanaugh to be held responsible for what he may

have done as a teenager.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I feel like he should be held accountable because if I was in that position I want someone to pay for their consequences.

KINKADE: Do you think teenagers understand consequences?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes. Maybe we don't think of it but everyone -- this is a no-brainer.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He should be held accountable but it's like how are you -- like if it was something he really did then, why wait until he's finally

getting a Supreme Court nomination to finally say something. This makes it seem like it's more of a politically motivated hit job.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I guess now a following investigation would be needed since it's been so long.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: All goes back to the severity. In a case like that if she suffered from PTSD or has affected her data life or how she's able to

maintain relationships with friends, family, and co-workers, absolutely.

KINKADE: Kavanaugh denies the accusations against him but some of his supporters say, even if it did happen teenagers are immature. They don't

know. They don't understand consequences. What do you make of that argument?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I think and it's an excuse.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: That's just an excuse.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You have to be held accountable whether it happened when you're a teenager or not.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We get bad judgment for wearing short skirts or showing cleavage. If your skirt is too short, you were asking for it. So

if you want to make a statement like boys will be boys you're just excusing that person's actions.

KINKADE: Do you feel that men or women have changed their behavior in this era, in this #MeToo era?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I think everyone's very fearful to be honest because one wrong step for males and they can ruin the rest of your life and the

rest of your career.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I do think that males are becoming more educated on consent and what that means exactly.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Just because the woman is dressed the way that she is, don't touch her. That doesn't give you any right to judge her.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We'll get e-mails on campus about sexual assault victims and like the person has been arrested and all that.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

KINKADE: That's just a sample of the view of the younger generation there watching this process unfold. Well, live from Atlanta, this is CONNECTED

THE WORLD. Coming up, a rescue team in Indonesia racing against time after another catastrophic earthquake. I have an update from our weather guests

when we come back.

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[11:32:09] KINKADE: Well, you're watching CNN, and this is CONNECT THE WORLD. I'm Lynda Kinkade. Welcome back.

All right, now rescue teams are struggling to reach survivors of the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia. The tremors have crushed

roads and bridges making it difficult to access some areas. Dozens of people have been trapped under collapsed buildings for days.

The country's president has ordered emergency responders and the military to work day and night to clear the debris. Hospital workers are pleading

for tents, for medicine, and for aid. Many residents have caused road up terrified of aftershocks have been sleeping outside.

Were to understand the power of Indonesia's earthquake. Let's bring in meteorologist Allison Chinchar. Allison, can you explain for us how the

shape of this iron of silhouette see the north of at how that shape could have impacted -- I guess, how strong, how, how -- what sort of impact this

tsunami had as it made landfall?

ALLISON CHINCHAR, CNN METEOROLOGIST: Yes, because to a certain extent, it actually probably made it worse because of the topography at play. So

again, so take a look at the graphic behind me. OK, this was a 7.5 magnitude earthquake. That red dot indicates where that epicenter was

located.

But Palu, if you'll notice is a little bit further south of that. But just above it is that very narrow inlet. So, as that water from that tsunami

was coming down, it gets funneled into that very narrow passageway and you get what's called wave shoaling. It's where the waves begin to get higher

but slowed down as that water gets a little bit shallower there.

And unfortunately, that makes those wave heights really, really high. We know already that some of those waves were about six meters high. Again

that's incredibly large coming at you at such a rapid speed.

So, again, whereas other areas along the coastline, it may not have been quite as dramatic. Here you can kind of see, this is how that tsunami

forms. When you get that displacement that water comes up at as it reaches the shoreline there because that shoreline is a little bit shallower. That

water has to go somewhere. So, it's basically pushed up.

And that's what causing that wave to rise. That's why you're going to have taller waves onshore rather than out over open water which is the worst

possible case scenario there. And that's why that topography unfortunately probably played a role on the bad side rather than say if it was a much

more open space.

KINKADE: Right. And, of course, this was a 7.5 magnitude earthquake. Massive earthquake. There have been so many aftershocks. I just explained

how many more can people expect that?

CHINCHAR: Right. So, it's very common when you have a magnitude something say above 6.0 or a 7.5 magnitude quake to get one, at least, about a 6.5,

you'll get about 10 that are 5.5 or higher. And then you can get as many as a hundred on this magnitude 4.5 or higher.

We had a four within about the last 24 hours. The good news is the longer you go after the initial quake, the less likely you are to get a lot of

them. They're going to begin to taper off. We've really only had one in the last 24 hours.

So, while it is still possible to get maybe a couple more after this, they're not going to be many more and the intensity of them should also

start to decrease as well.

[11:35:07] KINKADE: And this is an area that has been earthquakes quite recently. Why does this area get so many?

CHINCHAR: Yes. So, we often hear the term, Ring of Fire, which kind of -- kind of say the area where not only are earthquakes very common but also

volcanoes are very common.

In Indonesia gets both, they get both earthquakes and they get volcanoes. And quite a lot of them. I mean, that area makes up about 90 percent of

all of the world's earthquakes that are there.

Again, it's just -- it's a very common area there. Plate tectonics come into play along with that Ring of Fire. And basically, that the ground

underneath is constantly moving, it's constantly changing and that's why that area tends to see a lot more say than -- you know, portions of like --

you know, the eastern United States, or portions of the eastern -- you know, South America which where it's not quite as common.

KINKADE: Allison Chinchar, look to -- I get across for us. Thanks so much for that. Appreciate it.

All right now, there is another force of nature battering Japan. Typhoon Trami unleashed fierce winds and heavy rain with a strength of a Category 2

hurricane this weekend.

Officials say nearly 300,000 homes of lost electricity. The time pin is expected to make landfall on the main islands in the coming hours. Making

it the fifth Typhoon to hits the main island since July.

Well, the U.K. is ruling Tory Party conference kicks off today as the sand quickly falls through the Brexit hourglass. The stakes could not be any

higher. Six months until the deadline for Britain to leave the E.U.

Accused of putting a cherry-picking plan on the table, Theresa May continues to sing the same song that no deal is better than a bad deal.

The question on everyone's lips this week is will she change the tune of her much to criticize Brexit plan. A plan ex-foreign secretary Boris

Johnson cause deranged.

So, what are the odds for the Battle of Brexit ending well? CNN's Bianca Nobilo has more on the big gamble.

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

BIANCA NOBILO, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Britain took a gamble when it chose to leave the European Union. Staking its independence against a less-certain

future. And with only six months to go, there's all to play for.

The referendum was 27 months ago, and the future is as uncertain now as it was then. One thing is for sure, both sides are running out of time.

So, much so there's growing concern in Britain about a blind Brexit. Paying over the 39 billion pound divorce bill to the E.U. without knowing

exactly what Britain would get in return.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We don't really know what's going on with it. It feels just really up in the air.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: If is this messy, what is going to happen when we leave?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It's just crazy because nobody knows where we stand at the moment.

NOBILO: Bingo depends on probability and chance. Just like Brexit, you need to hit several targets to win. Theresa May, says that U.K. must

respect the result of the referendum. That means leaving the customs union, single market, stopping free movement, and ending vast sums of money

going to the E.U.

Both the U.K. and the E.U. have committed to avoiding a hard border in northern island. And the E.U. maintains that Brexit must respect the

integrity of its single market. Get all three, Bingo. Brexit.

And what are the chances of that? It's hard to see how Theresa May has the numbers to get any deal she's likely to get with the E.U. through

Parliament. And if she can't get it through Parliament, or she can't get the deal in the first place, or she's replaced by a leadership contest or a

general election. Then --

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: All bets are off.

NOBILO: And even a second referendum could be on the table. Bianca Nobilo, CNN, London.

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KINKADE: Let's get you up to speed on some other stories that are in our radar right now. Dubai Airport authorities deny claims by Yemen's Houthi

rebels of drone strikes on the city's international airport.

Houthi run media said the attack was launched using an unmanned long-range drone. Last month, the Houthis claimed a similar claim which Dubai

International Airport also denied.

Iraqi Kurds are voting today in parliamentary elections. The polls come a year after a controversial referendum to break away from the rest of Iraq.

That be its failed and led to a year of economic hardship and violence in the region. Despite growing discontent with the major political parties,

it is expected that both establishment parties will extend their rule.

A single tweet will cost Elon Musk $20 million and his seat as chairman of Tesla. It's part of his settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange

Commission. It says musk misled investors when he tweeted that he has funding to take Tesla private, causing its stock to sour.

Well, the choice builders would make leaving the comforts of home to travel to war-torn Syria, of one of the most dangerous places on the planet today.

But the two medical professionals, the calling to save lives outweighed any fear of danger. Small Christian evangelical's delegation went to work in

Southern Syria.

Getting in and out with the help of the Israeli army. Where now they're back in Israel and CNN's Ian Lee went to meet them.

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[11:40:49] IAN LEE, CNN FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT: This journey begins with a strong heart and faith in Jesus. Over the Hermon mountains into Southern

Syria. The war-torn towns you've never heard of. For Dr. Tania Cabrera, the calling was overpowering.

TANIA CABRERA, GENERAL PRACTITIONER (through translator): It was a very important decision in my life. I know Christ was acting through me. I was

able to give to these people the way Christ gave of himself to us.

LEE: Nothing could prepare the 29-year-old from Peru.

CABRERA: One day, a lot of children arrived. I am not going to forget evaluating a child with a wand on the back of his head. It was open and I

could put my hands in. And it was very hard to see him cry.

LEE: For nearly a year, dozens of volunteers from the Christian organization, Frontier Alliance International live, worked, and provided

comfort to the injured, dying, and newly born in Syria.

Now, back in Israel, they recall the moments of hope for the helpless. Like a baby's first lullaby.

Dalton Thomas organized the relief work, finding those willing to take the risks to help a stranger.

DALTON THOMAS, FOUNDER, FRONTIER ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL: So many nights of heavy bombings and mass casualties where the locals would say -- you know,

you can leave, right? I said we're not leaving, we're here. And finding that kind of a person who has the character, the integrity, the courage,

the composition to put themselves in that kind of an environment, and -- because these guys weren't going in, coming out, going in, coming out,

they're going into live in the community.

LEE: FAI teamed up with Operation Good Neighbor, an Israeli mission that delivered tons of food, medical supplies, clothes, and tents while treating

thousands of injured Syrians in Israeli hospitals.

LT. COL. EYOL DIER, ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES: What I've learned in this last 2 1/2 years is there is anything that making you feel better than to save

people lives. Even though if this is all your enemy and from the past.

THOMAS: It sounds like at the beginning of the joke -- you know, like sensitive Israeli army, a Christian organization, Sunni Muslims in Syria,

it's a bizarre relational triangle.

LEE: The volunteers couldn't stay the Assad regime and its allies closed in. Certain doom awaited any remaining foreigner, Operation Good Neighbor

had to end. So, one night the call came for them to leave.

CABRERA: This separation was a pain. Like they were taking away a child from your womb. A child you developed with such love and they took it away

from you. We left in tears.

LEE: But they left making their mark carried there and back by faith. Ian Lee, CNN, in the Golan Heights.

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KINKADE: Incredible efforts there. We're live from Atlanta. This is CONNECT THE WORLD. Coming up, why is Japan helping to restore thousands of

ancient artifacts in the Middle East? We'll have the details just ahead.

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[11:46:07] KINKADE: You're watching CNN and this is CONNECT THE WORLD. I'm Lynda Kinkade, welcome back.

Well, all this week we're taking a look at the increasing influence the world's third-largest economy, Japan is having across the Middle East. It

includes the construction of a $1 billion museum to set to be among the world's largest.

Japanese experts are lending a hand in restoring 50,000 artifacts each with a unique history it will eventually go and display. Our John Defterios has

more.

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JOHN DEFTERIOS, CNN EMERGING MARKETS EDITOR: It's a labor of love. An army of conservationists and archaeologists are delicately and skillfully

restoring the treasure trove that's over 3,500 years old.

It belongs to Egypt's Pharaoh Tutankhamun, better known as King Tut. This facility's 17 laboratories are being used to restore up to 50,000 artifacts

of this nation's most precious relics. Up to 40 Japanese experts are overseeing this vast conservation project from training local personnel to

using their own high-tech equipment.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The technologies we brought for this project is like x-ray radiography, the 3D scanning, and also like high spec digital

microscope. We can do the investigation without destruction.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The glass over here is fantastic because the visitor once in the galleries can see the face of the statue of Ramses II.

DEFTERIOS: Egypt's treasures are being restored for their new home next door. A $1 billion dollar museum at the edge of the ancient Pyramids of

Giza.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The Grand Egyptian Museum will show more than 20,000 artifacts that have never been on display before. They were hidden in a

storeroom, in magazines, of the Egyptian Museum at Cairo, from -- and -- so, other facilities all over Egypt.

DEFTERIOS: More than 7,000 construction workers are building this massive museum. Thanks to a loan of $750 million from the Japanese government.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It includes the Comfort Center which can house up to 1,000 participants of a conference. It has a cinema theater which can have

up to 500 visitors and it has about 28 shops and more than 10 restaurants.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It has really the potential of being the resource for more tourism. After the conservation work, it will attract more people to

the museum and I think I will -- we will contribute to this industry -- touristic industry in the future.

DEFTERIOS: With lots more work to be done, this museum won't open to the public until 2020, at least. John Defterios, CNN.

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KINKADE: Well, live from Atlanta, this is CONNECT THE WORLD. Coming up, the Ryder Cup changes hands again as Team USA fails once again on European

soil. Plus --

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MATT DAMON, SPOOF BRETT KAVANAUGH: Look at my calendar. And you're going to see that every night, I was lifting weights with T.J. and squeeze, and

handy Hank, gangbang Craig.

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KINKADE: "Saturday Night Live", talk of the controversial Kavanaugh hearing. More on that in just a moment

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[11:52:09] KINKADE: Well, the Ryder Cup final has just been decided in Paris, Europe takes the trophy back from Team USA after dominating play

since day one. USA started today's play with at least hope for a comeback from Europe's10-6 lead but it was not to be.

Well, our Alex Thomas is following all the action, joining us from Paris. And Alex, team Europe stealing the victory. They always seem to do well in

home soil.

ALEX THOMAS, CNN INTERNATIONAL SPORTS CORRESPONDENT: USA, Lynda, have not won the Ryder Cup here in Europe. For 25 years, and their wait will go on

for longer but a quarter of a century now after another European win their seventh in the last nine Ryder Cups against the American team have been

described as arguably the strongest they'd ever brought over to this side of the Atlantic.

But they were 10 points to six down going into the final day where it's 12 singles matches each of the players on either side going head to head. And

only twice in history had a team come from that far down to win on the final day.

America had done it in 1999. Europe did it in 2012 when it was called the miracle of Medina, there was no miracle for the USA. Now, the post-mortem

stars because the world number one, Dustin Johnson got one point from five. And Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson with 19 majors between them scored

exactly zero points here at this Ryder Cup.

The post-mortem for the USA can wait the celebrations from Europe have started in spectacular fashion more about that at a full debrief on "WORLD

SPORTS" shortly.

KINKADE: We are looking for all that. We will be tuning in, Alex Thomas. Good to have you there in Paris for the Ryder Cup.

Wel1, now for our parting shots. We returned to the controversial Supreme Court nomination polarizing people across the world.

Thursday's hearing has brought out difficult emotions, but one way some people are dealing with it is through comedy. "Saturday Night Live" crew

wasted no time diving back into the political sketches during their season opener.

The team recreating Thursday's hearing with actor Matt Damon playing the role of Judge Kavanaugh.

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DAMON: Let me tell you this, I'm going to start at an 11. I'm going to take it to about a 15 real quick! First of all, I showed this speech to

almost no one. Not my family, not my friends, not even P.J. or Tobin or Squeak. This is my speech. There are others like it but this is mine. I

wrote it myself last night while screaming into an empty bag of Doritos.

KATE MCKINNON, SPOOF LINDSEY GRAHAM: Does it helping you, Judge Kavanaugh?

DAMON: Well, it's pretty bad.

MCKINNON: It is totally (INAUDIBLE). And for what? You don't just be Bill Cosby. Yes, suddenly you're not Bill Cosby anymore.

[11:55:08] DAMON: OK. Well, you don't -- you don't have to compare me to Bill Cosby here.

MCKINNON: No, no, no, you are him. You are him. Imagine this man in handcuffs like Bill Cosby.

DAMON: Just please, stop saying, Bill Cosby.

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KINKADE: Well, you can always follow the stories the team is working on throughout the day. And you can put your finger on the pulse of what

CONNECTS THE WORLD every day by going to our Facebook page, @facebook.com/cnnconnect.

Well, I'm Lynda Kinkade that was CONNECT THE WORLD. Always good to enter a laugh. With the team here in Atlanta, in London, and in Abu Dhabi, thanks

so much for joining us. "WORLD SPORT" is up next with all the Ryder Cup action.

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