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ICC Prosecutor Seeks Arrest Warrants Against Sinwar and Netanyahu for War Crimes Over October 7 and Gaza; Rare Deep-Sea Squid Captured on Video. Aired 4-4:10a ET

Aired May 22, 2024 - 04:00   ET


COY WIRE, CNN 10 ANCHOR: What`s up, everyone? Hope you`re having an awesome day. If not, there`s still time to turn it all around.

I`m Coy. This is CNN 10. Remember that today is #YourWordWednesday, so listen up to see if the word you submitted helped us write today`s show.

We start today at The Hague in the Netherlands with an announcement from the International Criminal Court. It is seeking arrest warrants for Israeli

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Defense Minister, as well as three leaders of Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist organization that runs

the Gaza Strip. The court says war crimes were committed in the October 7 attacks on Israel and the subsequent war in Gaza.

The International Criminal Court, or ICC, was founded in 2002 to investigate war crimes or crimes against humanity. It is independent from

the United Nations, but the two groups do collaborate at times. Unlike a court in the United States or maybe another country, the ICC doesn`t have

its own police force to make arrests.

Instead, it relies on the 124 countries that recognize the court`s legitimacy to arrest people accused of war crimes. The United States is not

a member of the ICC, but President Joe Biden still slammed the court for its decision to go after Israel.


JOE BIDEN, (D) U.S. PRESIDENT: We reject the ICC`s application for arrest warrants against Israeli leaders. Whatever these warrants may imply, there

is no equivalence between Israel and Hamas.


WIRE: If the ICC grants the arrest warrants, all the people named, including Netanyahu, could not travel to any of the 124 member countries,

including the U.S. allies of Germany and Britain, or else they would risk getting arrested.

Next, we head to Ukraine, as the U.S. ally fights back against its neighbor Russia, which invaded the sovereign nation more than two years ago. Heavy

fighting is raging in the eastern Kharkiv region of Ukraine, as billions in new U.S. aid is just now making it onto the battlefield. CNN`s Nick Paton

Walsh takes us to the front lines.


NICK PATON WALSH, CNN CHIEF INTERNATIONAL SECURITY CORRESPONDENT (voice- over): Dusk begins a race to hide before dark. It`s this drone unit`s first night in a new location.


PATON WALSH: The twilight, a tiny window when perhaps you can unpack, set up without the Russian drones that are always, always above, seeing you as

clearly. Like so much in this fast-changing war, their task was unimaginable when Moscow invaded. Their target is on the horizon, Russia

itself, into which they fly and plant mines on key roads. They wait for dark.

WALSH (on camera): Those lights twinkling over there on the horizon, that`s Belgorod, Russia. How close they`re operating towards Russian mainland.

PATON WALSH (voice over): Putin`s latest offensive towards Kharkiv has made the fight personal for Artem. His parents live about a five-minute drive

away and fighting for his literal home is unsettling.

ARTEM, DRONE OPERATOR, "CODE 9.2" DRONE UNIT (through translator): It`s anxious. For real. For a year and a half they didn`t know that I`m in a

combat brigade fighting near Bakhmut. I was telling them I`m guarding checkpoints.

PATON WALSH (voice over): And now, for the first of many times, their only defense is to listen for drones.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (Foreign language).

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Back. Back. Back. Orlan (Russian drone) flying.




PATON WALSH (voice over): It passes. Now it is dark. They must hurry.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (Foreign language).

PATON WALSH (voice over): Russian drones have thermal cameras. They hear another.



UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No lights, no lights, no lights.

PATON WALSH (voice-over): Battles raging nearby may help them go unnoticed. They resume. Any strike could also ignite the two mines they`re fitting.

But they hear another drone.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE (through translator): Come one.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE (through translator): Run.

PATON WALSH (on camera): Such an escalation over two years into the war to now see Ukrainians flying drones of explosive straight into Russia.

PATON WALSH (voice-over): Inside Sasha watches it cross the border.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE (through translator): Here`s the border.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE (through translator): Did you bring your passport?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE (through translator): No visa needed.

PATON WALSH (voice-over): Remarkably, when Russian jamming kicks in, the drone keeps going. And they`re able to pick the signal up again, deeper

inside Russia. They spot the target road they will mine, drop both payloads, and head back. But they have to be spotted only once and these

shells may not pass overhead. We leave quick.


PATON WALSH (voice-over): Lights off at first to avoid drones. The road littered with anti-tank defenses not laid out in time to hinder Russia`s

latest advance. And now they have only courage and ingenuity to hold back the dark.

Nick Paton Walsh, CNN, outside Kharkiv, Ukraine.


WIRE: Pop quiz, hot shots. Which of these sea creatures is the largest invertebrate on Earth?

Giant sea spider, Japanese spider crab, giant squid, or Lion`s Mane Jellyfish?

All right, sea stars, if you said giant squid, you are correct. They can grow up to 60 feet long. It`s the world`s largest invertebrate, which is an

animal with no backbone.

For our penultimate story of the day, we get a glimpse of some rare footage of a deep-sea squid. Scientists from the U.K. and Australia captured

visuals of this deep sea hooked squid, one of the largest deep-water squids in the world. It was filmed grabbing a camera over 1,000 meters deep in the

South Pacific.

The creature flashed bioluminescent lights on two of its arms and sank the camera. Those lights, called photophores, are the largest known in the

world. They`re typically used to startle prey. Scientists say the squid mistook the camera for a snack.

Today`s story getting a 10 out of 10, a real-life magnet man cleaning up the streets. Did you know that according to the U.S. Environmental

Protection Agency, the average American produces almost five pounds of garbage each day? And some of that trash ends up on the streets. Use a

trash can, people.

Well, you`re about to meet a superhero of sorts, a man with a genius plan to keep the streets clean. Meet Alex Benigno.


ALEX BENIGNO, MAGNET MAN: My name is Alex Benigno, and I am Atlanta Magnet Man. I love hearing that very distinct sound that it makes every time I

pick up something.

My initial goal was to clean up my route to work. And when I started doing this, I had no idea just how much more was out there that I never saw


I put a lot of research into it, a lot of trial and error, trying to figure out what would be the best way. The goal was to get the magnets as close to

the ground as possible, and the easiest way was on a bicycle trailer.

So I put these rows in this configuration to make it easier to go over bumps, and then I just kept going with it and see, well, how much can I

pick up? And within eight weeks, I went 522 miles and collected 410 pounds.

That`s a lot of stuff. Wow.

It never ceases to amaze me every single time I lift this up, just how much I`ve picked up. After I made the Instagram account, people will message me

and ask me to do areas that are particularly bad.

You know, it makes me realize just how important it is to get this out to as many people as I possibly can. Any bit of free time I have, I dedicate

to doing this. And my goal is to try to get as many other people interested in pulling these behind their bicycles, and they can do the same thing in

their neighborhoods.


WIRE: Simply awesome. Congrats to Mrs. Civelletti`s class at Rivermont Collegiate in Bettendorf, Iowa, for today`s Your Word Wednesday winner,

penultimate, an adjective meaning next to last. We see you, Lions.

Our shout-out today goes to Ms. Fortney`s class at North Side High School in Jackson, Tennessee. Thank you for making us part of your day.

And this shout-out goes to all my captains in Mr. King`s class at Keith Middle School in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Rise up, everyone.

And friendly reminder, not all heroes wear capes, so get those wheels turning and figure out how we can do something to make this world a bit of

a better place, maybe just by making someone smile today.