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LYNDA KINKADE, CNN HOST (voice-over): Chinese Communist Party celebrates 100 years with pomp, power and a warning to the west: Beijing will stand
up to bullies.
A landmark human rights treaty is missing a key member, Turkey. We'll tell you why some fear millions of women and girls could now face a greater risk
And William and Harry's royal rift is being pushed aside for a very special appearance. We will tell you how they're honoring their mother, Diana,
KINKADE: It is 10:00 am here in Atlanta, 6:00 pm in Abu Dhabi. I'm Lynda Kinkade, sitting in for Becky Anderson. Welcome to CONNECT THE WORLD.
We begin with an hour of celebration and a warning. China marks 100 years of its Communist Party. Its defiant president says he can transform the
Great Wall of China into what he calls a Great Wall of Steel (ph). Take a listen.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
XI JINPING, PRESIDENT OF CHINA (through translator): At the same time, the Chinese people will never allow ourselves to be bullied, oppressed or
enslaved by any foreign powers. Anyone who dares to try will find their heads bashed bloody against a great wall of steel, forged by over 1.4
billion Chinese people.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
KINKADE: With China a country that once struggled with poverty is now looking like the next superpower. But for the lavish spectacle on display
just a few hours ago, Beijing has a major challenge. It is facing a world increasingly united against it.
Democratic governments have made it clear they're not happy with Beijing's actions in Hong Kong. President Xi's big speech wouldn't offer them any
reassurance. After all, he is pledging to build up China's military.
And he's also keen on what he calls a reunification of democratic Taiwan with the mainland. We have our team coverage around the region. CNN's David
Culver is in Shanghai. Ivan Watson is in Hong Kong and Will Ripley is in Taipei.
Good to have you all with us.
I want to start with you first, David. We see this celebration, a huge show of strength and a very aggressive defiant message from the Chinese leader.
Talk to us about the language and the tone because this really was Xi Jinping issuing a warning to foreign nations that, you take on us and you
will feel the wrath of our nation.
DAVID CULVER, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: An important word you used here, show. This was a performance. It was highly choreographed, practiced
for weeks so that it was done just right. Security incredibly tight around Beijing and other parts of China.
They now are moving forward with 12 months of celebration here. And you're right, the words are strong. We should point out the piece of sound that
you played there, from President Xi Jinping, in English the translation comes a bit tougher than it is in Chinese.
Nonetheless, it's a serious message, a warning to the rest of the world, particularly to the U.S. It's clear that while not mentioned specifically,
that's where it's directed and one that suggests that the rest of the world should not try to contain China, that China is on a trajectory that cannot
And President Xi spoke for about an hour. He obviously focused heavily on the successes of the Chinese Communist Party over the past 100 years and,
as you pointed out, it started here; a few dozen members at the time in 1921, now some 95 million members.
One thing though they leave out -- and this is quite common -- are the failures, the catastrophes, the setbacks, including the 1989 crackdown at
Tiananmen Square, where today's celebration was held in Beijing -- a bloody one at that -- and the cultural revolution.
Those things omitted from the official narrative. And yet at the same time, there are undeniable successes. A fast-modernizing military and an economy
that is the second largest in the world. The trajectory is impressive and it's one they sustain because of the economy, in part, but also because of
the willpower and determination that they seemed to put forward once again today -- Lynda.
CULVER: It is a performance, nonetheless, but also one that's been backed by action.
KINKADE: Absolutely. David, if you can stand by for us, I want to go to Ivan Watson in Hong Kong for reaction there because, as we see this
celebration in Mainland China, we are seeing this consistent crackdown on the democracy movement in Hong Kong on free press.
What's been in reaction to Xi Jinping's speech?
IVAN WATSON, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, here in Hong Kong, this is arguably a triple anniversary: 100 of the Communist Party,
24 years since the handover of Hong Kong from British to Chinese rule and a little over a year since Beijing imposed, kind of blitzed this
controversial national security law on the former British colony, which has been used now to arrest than 100 people, mostly from the political
opposition and from pro-democracy activists, as well as the leadership of one of the most popular opposition newspapers, which was forced to shut
down just last week.
Now the authorities here, as they have every year, they conducted a flag raising ceremony on the banks of Victoria Harbor. And the newly promoted
deputy to the chief executive, the number two in the city, effectively, celebrated what he said was the Communist Party's accomplishment, bringing
Hong Kong back under Chinese rule, ending what he argued was a real conspiracy to try to sow instability in Hong Kong.
And he credited the national security law with this. Take a listen.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
UNIDENTIFIED MALE (through translator): While safeguarding national security, residents continue to enjoy freedom of speech, freedom of press,
freedom of assembly and demonstration and others, according to the law.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
WATSON: Now that's kind of questionable, his argument there because, for 18 years, you had an annual pro-democracy protest march in Hong Kong on
July 1st. This is the first year that the group that organized it didn't even ask for it, basically.
There were a couple of arrests as people did try to demonstrate. The police were out in force last year when they tried to do it. The riot police fired
tear gas and water cannons. I haven't seen a protest in a year now that's been authorized by the police. That had been part of Hong Kong's fabric.
And the "Apple Daily" newspaper that had been around for 26 years, that's been closed down. So some of these freedoms that the acting chief executive
is talking about feel like they are very much slipping away.
One accomplishment of Xi Jinping has been to restore stability in Hong Kong after a real year of protests and riots in 2019 and also remove a somewhat
unpleasant form of dissent that had been celebrated in the city for decades -- Lynda.
KINKADE: Yes, indeed. Ivan, stand by for us because I want to go to Will Ripley.
Obviously, Will, Taiwan is a major source of tension for Mainland China. And just explain for us what the reaction was in Taiwan today because we
heard from the Chinese president that had a message for Taiwan and certainly a warning to anyone willing to protect it.
WILL RIPLEY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Yes. Certainly President Xi was not mincing words. He said he wants to crush the notion of Taiwanese
independence and he vowed for what he called the peaceful reunification of this island, a self-governing island for more than 70 years, since the end
of China's civil war in 1949, an island that now has a democratically elected that does not accept, in fact they reject China's
political and territorial claims.
But for the Chinese president, somehow, you can peacefully unify someone that doesn't want to unify. In fact, there was a tweet out from the
presidential spokesperson, saying essentially that China's Communist Party wanted Taiwan for its 100th birthday.
She said pick another gift, grow up. And there was also a pretty scathing response from the Taiwan mainland affairs council, which we'll get to in a
moment. But I first want you to listen to what President Xi said specifically about the island of Taiwan.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
XI (through translator): Resolving the Taiwan question to realize China's complete unification is a historic mission and an unshakeable commitment of
the CCP. We should persist. No one should underestimate the result of will and ability of the Chinese to define the national sovereignty and the
(END VIDEO CLIP)
RIPLEY: So now, shortly after that, came this response from Taiwan's mainland affairs council, that said, "The one-party dictatorship has
clamped down on people's democracy, rights and freedoms. It is even now using the name of national rejuvenation to become more dictatorial
internally," softer language from the Taiwanese president, Tsai Ing-wen, who was attending a military awards ceremony this afternoon.
RIPLEY: She said it is more important now than ever for Taiwan to bolster its defense capabilities. That sentiment was echoed when I spoke with
Taiwan's foreign minister Joseph Wu.
Taiwan spends about 1/15 what Beijing does on defense. They know that, in a head-to-head military scenario, in an island that literally has hundreds of
Chinese missiles pointed at it, they know that would not be a fair fight.
However Taiwan wants to send a message to Beijing, that any sort of military action would come with grave consequences. And there has been
military intimidation, even just last month, the largest ever recorded incursion into Taiwan's air defense identification zone by Chinese
warplanes, including nuclear capable bombers and two kinds of fighter jets.
And yet here in Taiwan, they also do believe that Beijing's priority would be for a peaceful reunification. But they have very, very different ideas
of what co-existing would look like across the Taiwan Strait. That continues to be emphasized with this 100th anniversary celebration in
Beijing and a very different response here in Taipei -- Lynda.
KINKADE: It certainly is. Our Will Ripley and Ivan Watson, David Culver, good to have you all on this story for us. Thank you.
Well, did you know that the Chinese Communist Party was founded in a secret -- in a small brick house by about a dozen delegates back in July 1921?
You can read much more about the party's past and Beijing's plans for the future on cnn.com.
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan defends Turkey's withdrawal from an international treaty protecting women from violence. Mr. Erdogan insists
the move is not a step backward but protests are expected across the country.
Turkey was the first country the treaty commonly known as the Istanbul Convention in 2011. But in March Erdogan announced he was yanking Turkey
out. This comes as violence against women is rising in Turkey.
It's estimated one woman a day there is killed by someone close to her. Amnesty International called Turkey's withdrawal "shameful" and one that
sets a terrifying precedent for women's rights. CNN senior international correspondent Arwa Damon is in Istanbul for more.
ARWA DAMON, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Hi, Lynda. And not only that but this also makes Turkey the first member of the Council of
Europe to ever withdraw from an international human rights convention.
And women here fear that this move will potentially embolden even more people, who would be inclined to carry out acts of violence against them.
DAMON (voice-over): He can't come to terms with what happened to his daughter.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (Speaking foreign language).
DAMON: Is there a last photograph together?
DAMON (voice-over): "Surely," he says, "something more could have been done," should have been done, to save Cezanne (ph) and his unborn
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (Speaking foreign language).
DAMON (voice-over): (Speaking foreign language).
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (Speaking foreign language).
DAMON (voice-over): It's almost as if he had a premonition of what would come in a society that, he says, doesn't value women. He took on multiple
jobs to educate her so she could work, survive on her own and never have to rely on a man.
Sardar (ph) had begged his daughter not to get married but she didn't listen. She was just 16 and in what she thought was love. Then, he says,
the beatings and abuse began. The family filed two complaints that resulted in a restraining order. Cezanne (ph) moved back in with her father.
"If he had just been detained for three months, six months, my daughter would be alive," he mourns. Her husband lured her into meeting up with him,
he says, stabbing her 17 times, killing her and their unborn baby boy.
If only this tragic story was a rare occurrence in Turkey. Women's rights groups that track femicide rates here say that, on average, one woman a day
is killed by someone she knows -- a family member, husband, boyfriend, lover.
Three years ago Dusum Postaga (ph), a domestic abuse survivor herself, initiated free self-defense classes. Some of those who attend want to
protect themselves from harassment on public transportation or in the streets.
Others are in more threatening situations.
"We are born into a society that villainizes women, due to its patriarchal system, as soon as we are born," she explains. "Our rage grows by the day."
DAMON (voice-over): And so, too, does their fear, a fear that no woman should have to feel. And yet all too many do.
Turkey's withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, a European human rights treaty, that aims to end gender-based violence, is an attack on women's
lives, she says.
The irony is that Turkey was actually the first country to ratify it.
Cezanne's (ph) father says his daughter's organs were so butchered by the repeated stabbings that none were viable to be donated, just her eyes.
"Our only hope is the eyes of our daughter that remained in the world," he says. "God willing, she will see the world with those eyes."
Her aunt, Semia (ph), feels like she's going insane. She says she wants to smash in her head, beat herself just to end the pain, just for it to stop.
She had raised Cezanne (ph) as her own after Cezanne's mother left.
She grabs my hands the same way she grabbed Cezanne's when she begged her for the truth about her relationship with her abusive husband. The husband
has been detained and is awaiting trial, according to authorities. His plea is not yet public.
The real crux is not with justice, once the crime has been committed; it's with the systems, social and judicial, that allow it to get this far.
"I want my child back, I want my child back," Semia (ph) wails. "I can't forget, I can't forget."
DAMON: And, Lynda, you hear the tragedy there. And, as we have been reporting, a number of organizations are organizing demonstrations now to
protest against this. But the reality is that many women now do feel as if at least one layer of security that they had has now been severely ripped
away from them.
And I have to ask you, why would Turkey withdraw from this treaty?
What is the government saying about it?
DAMON: The government, on the one hand, is saying, has been saying, we heard it from President Erdogan today, that Turkey's laws are strong enough
to ensure the protection of women and, therefore, Turkey doesn't need this Istanbul Convention, which then begs the question of why was Turkey such a
big part of it to begin with.
We go back to March, when Turkey decided to withdraw and some of the rhetoric to try to justify this move, what the government was effectively
saying was that they felt as if the convention had been hijacked by people who are trying to normalize homosexuality and that that went against
Turkey's family values.
And, so, this is very much something that is being entrenched in local politics, pressure being put on President Erdogan by more conservative
groups, which is greatly concerning because, when you speak to women, their anger is very real.
And their fear also is very real because the issue is not really in Turkey's legislation. Turkey does actually have very solid legislation in
place to protect women's rights. The issue is with the implementation. And what they'll tell you is, now that Turkey has withdrawn from this
convention, there are even more concerns about how seriously the country will implement its own laws -- Lynda.
KINKADE: Yes, it's really worrying. Arwa Damon for us in Istanbul, thank you.
More and more young children are going to work in Lebanon as the country suffers one of the worst economic depressions in modern history. We'll have
a live report.
Also, a Trump Organization executive turned himself in after a grand jury handed down indictments. We'll have those details next.
KINKADE: Welcome back.
As families struggle to survive in Lebanon's deep economic crisis, many children are not only forced to work but are working in hazardous
conditions or they're being married off at a young age. An alarming new report from UNICEF says that 77 percent of households do not have enough
food or money to buy food.
While more than 30 percent of children are going to bed hungry or they skipped meals in the past month, 15 percent of families stopped their
children's education. For a closer look at all of this, our Ben Wedeman joins us live from Beirut.
We've been talking about this for months. The situation in Lebanon seems to get worse by the day. And this new report by the U.N. showing that nearly
80 percent of households don't have enough food and that it seems to be that children are really bearing the brunt of the situation.
BEN WEDEMAN, CNN SR. INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Yes, Lynda. This report from the United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, really puts stark
statistics to a situation that is blaringly, apparently bad to anybody who lives here, except perhaps the political elite, who seem utterly
indifferent to the increasingly dire situation of ordinary Lebanese.
As you mentioned, all of the statistics really bring home just how bad the situation in this country is. Lebanon used to be the wealthiest non-
petroleum Arab economy. But really what we've seen over the last three years -- essentially, actually two years -- is just a dramatic drop in the
quality of life and the incomes of people.
And obviously the ones who are going to suffer the most are children. Increasingly, the poorest Lebanese are sending their children out to work,
taking them out of school because they can no longer afford to make ends meet.
And if you just look at the big macroeconomic picture, the world report has -- the World Bank has put out a report, saying that, this year, in 2021,
the economy will shrink by 9 percent, more than 9 percent. Last year it shrunk by more than 20 percent; the year before, almost 7 percent.
And, of course, this comes at a time where, just a few days ago, the Lebanese currency, the lira, fell to an all-time low. It's now, at this
point, lost more than 90 percent of its value. And, of course, this is a country that depends on ex-imports for almost everything.
So there are severe shortages of baby formula, diapers, medicine and, of course, we're going through a fuel crisis as well.
But the problem's compounded by the fact that clearly there's a lot of hoarding going on because merchants don't want to sell as they see the
local currency lose more and more value. So it really is a crisis and, frankly, almost nothing is being done by the political elite to resolve
KINKADE: Yes, it really is, as you say, a dire situation. Ben Wedeman in Beirut, we will catch up with you on this very important story soon. Thank
Well, a ceasefire in the Tigray region of Ethiopia is having little effect on eight relentless months of bloodshed.
KINKADE: The Ethiopian military says it could take on Tigrayan fighters at any time. The United Nations calls fluid and unpredictable is far more grim
for civilians. Thousands are dead, disintegrated communications and they're also facing famine. Our Larry Madowo has this update.
LARRY MADOWO, CNN CORRESPONDENT: After declaring a unilateral ceasefire and leaving Mekelle, the regional capital of Tigray. Now the Ethiopian
military is trying to reframe the conversation and the narrative about why exactly they left. The military saying now that this Mekelle is no longer
the center of gravity it once was and the Tigrayan fighters did not present an existential threat to the nation.
And they withdrew so that their humanitarian needs of this region can be addressed. Access for aid workers and withdrawing Eritrean troops that
remain there. This is Redwan Hussein speaking to the press.
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REDWAN HUSSEIN, ETHIOPIAN STATE MINISTER (through translator): First, the fighting needed to stop which we stopped. Secondly, if we were still there,
even if we stopped fighting, the government would still be blamed for killing people or hindering access.
So we decided to take our troops out altogether in a transparent manner for everyone to see. It was a political decision, not a military one. If the
political decision were reversed, the military could enter Mekelle even now.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
MADOWO: The Tigrayan Defense Forces have rejected this unilateral ceasefire declared by the Ethiopian government and communications still
remains down in the area, no phone connectivity, no internet. It's difficult to access and tell exactly what's going on. There's going to be a
U.N. Security Council meeting about this region in this conflict on Friday. The Ethiopian government is also warning that if that provokes, the word is
provoke they are using, they can easily reenter Mekelle at any time.
And this is the spectrum of conflict that still hangs over this region which has seen a bloody brutal conflict for eight months and it looks like
if this continues, the standoff, the people who are in dire need of aid or food or help, will still be very greatly affected by what happens -- Larry
Madowo, CNN, Nairobi.
KINKADE: Well, it is among the most grim and most important duty of a country's leader. U.S. President Joe Biden will meet with grieving families
and first responders at the site of that building, which collapsed in South Florida. More on that visit by the president and first lady in the next
hour of CONNECT THE WORLD.
Also next hour, I'm going to speak to an epidemiologist about the Delta variant of the coronavirus and why it's changing the way medical experts
are handling the disease. Stay with us.
KINKADE: You're watching CONNECT THE WORLD. I'm Lynda Kinkade. Welcome back.
Well, we are following the celebrations happening in China, marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
KINKADE (voice-over): Speaking earlier, President Xi Jinking (sic) was speaking to his highly choreographed event in front of a reported 70,000
people, declaring that China's rise is a historical inevitability.
He said China will no longer be, quote, "bullied, oppressed or subjugated" by foreign nations. This as cameras captured Hong Kong police out in force
ahead of those celebrations; you can see water cannon vans, armored vehicles patrolling a few blocks away from a flag-raising ceremony.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
KINKADE: In South Florida, first responders are beginning a second week of exhausting work of that collapsed condominium in Surfside. Overnight, the
death toll rose to 18, with still about 140 people unaccounted for.
The president and first lady will spend several hours in Surfside; after briefings from those coordinating the rescue effort, they will meet and
thank firefighters, engineers, the dog handlers, of course, all those helping in the search for survivors and then, of course, speaking with
family members, who are grieving for their loved ones killed or still unaccounted for.
Our Rosa Flores has been on the scene for much of what has been a very difficult week.
Rosa, I understand there has been another official briefing just moments ago. Take us through what you know.
ROSA FLORES, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Lynda, we learned from officials that search and rescue operations were temporarily halted at 2:11 this morning
because of recommendations from the structural engineers onsite.
According to officials, there was a swaying of a column that was hanging from the structure that is still standing and the swaying was 6-12 inches.
So imagine a giant column swaying, of course, posing danger not just to the search and rescue team that is underneath but also to the structure itself.
That was one of the concerns from the engineers, according to officials, that it could actually damage the support columns of that entire structure.
The worry would be that that entire structure would tumble down.
There was also another concern. There was a movement of the concrete slab on the south side of that structure as well. That, of course, also a huge
concern. And there was also movement of the pile of rubble itself.
I asked the fire chief if there was a particular trigger event that triggered the swaying of this column, the movement of the pile. He says
that they don't have a specific trigger event.
We've been talking about just the dangers that the men and women that are looking for signs of life are dealing with. These are the types of dangers,
dangling pieces of concrete, rebar that, at any point in time, could fall. That's why they have structural engineers monitoring this.
Officials saying that the first individuals to know about the halting of the search and rescue efforts were the families, the families of the
individuals that are still trapped inside under this rubble. Of course, they always give the information to the families first because of the
sensitivity of the situation.
The fire chief also added that, very early on in the search, they could hear audible noises, from the structure, of a female, the voice of a
female. And he says that, as the days went on, they no longer heard the voice of that woman, that female voice, coming from the structure.
I should add that officials say that the visit from President Biden today will not impact any of the operations. He, of course, will be here today.
He will meet with first responders and, Lynda, he will also be meeting with the families.
KINKADE: Yes, certainly a tough moment. We are going to cover that next hour when that happens. Rosa Flores for us in Surfside, Florida, thank you.
Just last hour, Prince William and his brother, Harry, unveiled a statue honoring their mother, Princess Diana. The statue is now sitting in the
Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace, where William and Harry grew up with Diana before she died in that car crash back in 1997.
Well, today would've been her 60th birthday. And it also marks another moment: the brothers, who have had a strained relationship in recent
years, were together in public for the first time since the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral back in April.
KINKADE: Well, our Max Foster, CNN's royal correspondent, joins us now for more on this.
Max, all eyes certainly on those two brothers today, who lost their mother at such a young age and, for many years, seemed like they were two facing
the world together. But in recent months, certainly we have noticed that straining of relationship.
What did you notice today?
MAX FOSTER, CNN LONDON CORRESPONDENT: Well, I noticed that they were trying to keep all their tension off that and utterly focused on Diana. The
one thing they do agree on is keeping her legacy alive, particularly her humanitarian work.
We saw them arrive together; they seemed to be getting on well. The main guests were Diana's siblings, her two sisters and her brother. And then
there was the gardener and the sculptor. And we saw the two brothers unveil the sculpture together.
And she's surrounded by three children, reflecting how she worked with children and the generational aspects of her work. The portrait was based
on the final period of her life, when she gained confidence in her ambitions, really, so the part of her life where she had found herself
So both brothers intimately involved in every aspect of this entire project. So I think that's what they wanted to reflect here, that Diana, in
those later year, was a confident person, still continuing her humanitarian work.
And I'm told that the statue looks amazing. And they have since completely redesigned the garden with 4,000 new flowers. And this statue very much
becomes the centerpiece, somewhere for people to come and take stock, as the brothers would like to see it, of Diana's legacy and life.
KINKADE: And, of course, this is the garden that William and Harry as young kids played in with their mother. Max Foster for us in London, thanks
Well, you are watching CONNECT THE WORLD. Still ahead, a Trump Organization executive turned himself in after a grand jury handed down indictments.
We're going to have the details just ahead in a live report.
KINKADE: Welcome back.
We're turning now to former president Donald Trump. A top Trump executive has surrendered to prosecutors to face criminal tax charges. A grand jury
in Manhattan on Wednesday indicted the chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, and the Trump Organization.
There is no indication that Donald Trump or members of his family will be charged at this time.
Dogs are playing a crucial role in the search and rescue efforts in Surfside, Florida. CNN's Randi Kaye explains how the dogs are searching for
RANDI KAYE, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): These K-9 search and rescue teams have just finished up a 12 hour shift searching for survivors in the
rubble pile where Champlain Towers South once stood. Families are counting on these dogs to help find loved ones. Bohdi, Zoe, Stone, Gunner and the
others are all part of Florida Task Force 1. They are built for this sort of delicate work.
PJ PARKER, FLORIDA TASK FORCE 1, BOHDI'S HANDLER: The dogs and the way they move across the rubble, they are very agile and they distribute their
weight with four different paws. And they don't hesitate like humans do. So it's much safer for them to move across the rubble. They don't displace
rubble, so they won't create further damage to the victim if there's a further collapse.
KAYE (voice-over): And when disaster strikes, their keen sense of smell gives them another great advantage over their human handlers. The team says
dogs have as many as 300 million smell receptors in their noses, compared to about 6 million in humans. That sense of smell helps direct search crews
where to look saving them precious time on the rubble pile.
FRANK GARCIA, FLORIDA TASK FORCE 1, ZOE'S HANDLER: Their job is not to say X marks the spot. Their job is to say hey, this is where we have to start
looking. This is where we start our search and that's where we bring in our tech search guys who will then help to pinpoint -- I know, sweetheart,
she's excited, my apologies. They will then work the pinpoint and then after that, the technical rescue guys will then bring the victim out.
KAYE (voice-over): On the pile, there are two types of dogs. Those trained to find people who are still alive and those looking to help recover
bodies. Both types of dogs alert their handlers by barking, a lot. We asked them to show us how it is done.
MEGHAN WASHLOW, FLORIDA TASK FORCE 1, GUNNER'S HANDLER: I'm going to release my dog from up here. He's going to go search for Riley.
KAYE (voice-over): A team member Riley Edgar is hiding behind some bushes. Watch how quickly this pup Gunner sniffs him out.
WASHLOW: Dog coming. Search.
Good job, buddy. That's a good boy. When you're ready you can let him win. Yes, bud, good job you found him. This way. Come here. That's a good job.
KAYE (voice-over): The dogs do it for the praise and the toy they get as a reward. They have no idea lives are at stake or that every minute counts.
JOE LONG, FLORIDA TASK FORCE 1, STONE'S HANDLER: Everything we do is worth a toy, so they just think it is a big game. You know, if price is right
everything for them.
KAYE (voice-over): The key is teaching the dog to ignore other distractions that may be in the rubble.
WASHLOW: We'll hide different clothes, cat food, high reward items, cat food, meats, stuff like that, to make sure that they not to alert on those
but only they're only alerting on people.
KAYE (voice-over): Despite the 12 hour shift, handlers say the dogs never tire of the work. They often have to pull them off the pile and make them
rest before their shift starts all over again -- Randi Kaye, CNN, Surfside, Florida.
KINKADE: Well, it's the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world. But players say they're being thrown off their game at Wimbledon because of
how slippery the grass is. Look at this.
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KINKADE (voice-over): Honestly, players almost injuring themselves. Some actually have had some injuries.
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