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11 Murdered, 6 Wounded in Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting; Florida Man Arrested for Sending Mail Bombs to Political Figures; South Korea Cuts 68- Hour Working Week

Aired October 29, 2018 - 04:00   ET


CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: Thank you for taking 10 minutes to get up to speed on world events. I`m Carl Azuz.

Despite the cool and rainy weather Saturday night, crowds still gathered in the streets of the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

They were remembering, mourning and honoring the victims of a shooting that took place there that morning. During worship services at the Tree of Life

synagogue, a gunman entered the building and attacked. Eleven people were killed.

Within minutes of receiving 911 calls, police arrived. They say they confronted a man armed with an assault style rifle as he was leaving.

There was a shootout. Two police officers and two SWAT officers were wounded.

And after he was shot multiple times, the suspect surrendered to police. Investigators say he had three handguns, in addition to the rifle and they

believe he acted alone.

The Anti-Defamation League, an organization devoted to protecting Jewish people and fighting all forms of hate, says Saturday`s shooting was the

deadliest attack on a Jewish community in U.S. history.

Investigators are treating it as a hate crime. A federal law enforcement official says the suspect made anti-Semitic statements during the shooting

and had spoken out against Jews on social media. A U.S. attorney says the crime he`s charged with could lead to the death penalty.

Leaders and organizations from around the world, including the Rabbinical Assembly, U.S. President Donald Trump and Pope Francis all spoke out

against anti-Semitism and offered condolences to the victims and their families.

Updating another crime story. Investigators have also made an arrest in the case involving a number of suspicious packages that were addressed to

more than a dozen prominent U.S. Democrats and critics of President Trump. Some of the packages carried pipe bombs, though none of them went off.

A break in the case came last Thursday, when investigators traced five of the packages to a mail processing center near Miami, Florida. Then, they

found a fingerprint on one of the bombs, and that led them to the suspect.

The FBI says the manhunt for the person responsible has ended, but police say Americans still need to be cautious because there could still be some

packages in the mail. The FBI hasn`t said yet what they think motivated the suspect. His van was covered with pictures of politicians, and some of

the Democrats had target signs on them.

The suspect reportedly told investigators the bombs weren`t designed to actually harm anyone. But the FBI says they were not fakes. Police

believe he was making the packages inside his van where officials found stamps, envelopes and other mailing equipment.

From South Florida to South Korea now. It`s one of the three countries where workers put in the longest hours. In fact, the CIA world fact book

says that long working hours are a challenge to living in South Korea and that despite that, the country still struggle with low worker productivity.

That may be changing. For business with more than 300 employees, it used to be that the government limited their working time to 68 hours per week.

That`s been reduced to 40 hours, plus up to 12 of overtime. Still, not everyone is getting relief.


ALEXANDRA FIELD, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): South Korean workers are indeed logging a lot of hours. In 2017, the average worker logged 2,024.

The only places where people are working longer hours than South Korea are Mexico and Costa Rica. That`s according to the Organization for Economic

Cooperation and Development, which tracks working hours in 37 countries. But a new law aims to change that, limiting South Korea`s workweek to 52

hours, down from the maximum of 68.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Because Korea had to quickly get back on his feet after the Korean War, a structure was created that forces workers to do a great

amount. That structure became a culture.

FIELD (on camera): Legislators hope that the new law will inspire new attitudes toward work and that it will create better work life balance.

Here at Seoul City Hall, they`ve already taken a symbolic step forward. On Friday nights, they killed the lights. It forced its workers to start

their weekends.

(voice-over): At KT, a telecom company, the sound of that bell signals the end of every work day before the screens go dark.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: After a certain time, the system shuts down and I cannot log in anymore. So, even if I want to, I cannot work.

FIELD: Kim Jong Jun (ph) says shorter hours forced him to be more productive, but Jang Hak Dong (ph), a postal worker, says he doesn`t have

enough time to do his job.

UNIDNETIFIED MALE: If you don`t finish your work by the time you get off in the evening, there`s no choice but to come in early in the morning

voluntarily to finish it.

FIELD: The law doesn`t apply to public servants like Jong. The post office voluntarily shortened week. They`ve taken on subcontractors and

some full-time workers to fill the gaps. But a commission set up to examine postal workers condition says 2,000 more jobs should be added to

make a shorter week feel like less stress.

In Seoul, Alexandra Field, CNN.



AZUZ (voice-over): Ten-second trivia:

Which of these bodies of water was once called the "Inhospitable Sea"?

The Red Sea, the Black Sea, the Indian Ocean, or the Dead Sea?

To the ancient Greeks, the Black Sea was once known as the "Inhospitable Sea", and that`s where the oldest intact shipwreck ever found was recently




SUBTITLE: This ship is over 2,400 years old and lies at the bottom of the Black Sea.

EDWARD PARKER, BLACK SEA MARITIME ARCHAELOGY PROJECT: There are ships on there that have never been seen apart from in murals and paintings and in

books. And this is the first time they have been seen they were afloat.

SUBTITLE: For three years, a team of scientists used advanced technology to map the Black Sea floor.

They discovered the wreck in 2017, but recently shared these images with the world.

They found the ship while surveying almost 800 square miles of seabed.

DR. DRAGOMIR GARBOV, BLACK SEA MARITIME ARCHAEOLOGY PROJECT: And this is actually one of the big, you know, moments of our archaeology, the movement

of revelation, the moment of discovery, what we`re experiencing right now.

SUBTITLE: Scientists say the ship was once used as a Greek trading vessel.

The ship lies in deep water that is oxygen free.

That environment can preserve organic material for thousand of years.

More than 60 other shipwrecks were found during their search.


AZUZ: First Dissents is a nonprofit organization whose founder became a CNN Hero for his efforts to give life-changing experiences to people with

cancer. The program has grown since we`ve first featured it two years ago. And it just tested an event for young adults who have multiple sclerosis,

MS, a disease of the central nervous system that can cause paralysis or muscle tremors.


BRAD LUDDEN, CNN HERO: First Descents provides outdoor adventures to young adults whose lives have been impacted by cancer.

Our vision is to become the global leader in adventure-based healing. Since our first program in 2001, evolution has really been a part of our

DNA. We expanded in other sports, other locations, added local adventure communities. And then in 2016, CNN Heroes featured us on an international

stage and since then, we`ve been approached by a bunch of different patient advocacy groups, inquiring us to whether or not our programs would apply to

their population.

Those conversations let us to believe that young adults with MS could benefit from this type of adventure based healing, and so that`s why this

year, we`re going to pilot our first program for young adults within us.

It`s been real exciting to see the credibility given the First Descents in this notion that adventure can be healing.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: They didn`t know what to expect. I figured out I`d have a good time, but I didn`t really know what I get out of it. At home,

I`d always avoided support groups for MS because we`re just going to complain about things to each other, and what else I might get from it.

It`s way more than I ever expected. I have recognized that a lot of other people are really going through the same thing as me, in different ways.

It`s not just these symptoms. It`s not just complaining. It`s bonding over that shared experience and now I feel like I have people that I need

to keep in contact with for the rest of my life. This is exactly what I needed.


AZUZ: The Disney character Dumbo is famous for soaring high over the circus. The real-life Dumbo octopus is known for sailing thousands of feet

below sea level. Researchers recorded the rare creature from the deep waters off California. It`s called the Dumbo octopus because -- well,

ears, or at least fins that look like them. But while some people might think this is cute, its prey doesn`t. This octopus can swallow it whole.

So, it`s definitely not in the animal`s pin club.

Not a lot of shrimp or crabs would want to ink a deal with octopi. They tend to suction the life out of their enemies. It`s usually a good idea

for them to squidaddle before they get an arm wrestling match with the creature octuposition to win.

I`m Carl Azuz, cracking puns for CNN 10.