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protests turn ugly outside a donald trump rally in california. people flood the street and swarm a police cruiser. plus. >> i fully agree with john boehner, and maybe gives lucifer a bad name by comparing him to ted cruz. >> ted cruz compared to satan. but this criticism isn't from the democrats. it's from his own party. also, major concerns about the cease-fire in syria, as airstrikes bombard aleppo, killing dozens of people.
and one of those strikes hitting a children's hospital. these stories all ahead this hour. we're live in atlanta. welcome to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. i'm natalie allen. you're watching "cnn newsroom." republican presidential hopeful donald trump got a warm welcome from his supporters in california, but it was a very different story outside. protesters filled the streets, clashing with trump fans who were leaving the rally. the raucous crowd smashed the window of a police car, and about 20 people were arrested. trump is campaigning in california ahead of that state's primary june 7th. indiana voters go to the polls next this coming tuesday. trump's closest challenger, ted cruz, is being compared to satan by the former u.s. speaker of the house, john boehner.
a republican. cnn's senior white house correspondent jim acosta has that. >> reporter: donald trump is no longer alone in coining his own nasty nicknames for ted cruz. >> so we came up with liein' ted. lyin-hyphen. >> reporter: john boehner had choice words this week, saying that the texas senator is hell to work with. >> lucifer in the flesh. i get along with almost anybody. but i've never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch. >> he allowed his inner trump to come out. >> reporter: he rejected the remarks whale campaigning in indiana, a state that's now a must-win for him. >> he said something like he's the worst s.o.b. i've ever worked with, something like that. but the interesting thing is, he said that i've ever worked with.
i've never worked with john boehner. truth of the matter is i don't know the man. >> reporter: but tell that to boehner who revealed two years ago that cruz was once his attorney. >> ted cruz used to be my attorney a long time ago. >> is that right? >> yeah, good guy. not that i always agree with him, but he's a good grie. >> reporter: cruz also threw water on the pact he made with john kasich that was supposed to mean the governor would no longer campaign in indiana. >> there is no alliance. >> reporter: moments after that, john weaver tweeted "i can't stand liars." and trump says hillary clinton is playing the woman card. >> nobody cherishes and respects women more than donald trump, that i can tell you. i will be so much better than women than hillary clinton is. >> reporter: joined by his running mate, carly fiorina who once clashed with trump herself, cruz pointed to the gop's pfron
runner's record with women. >> joining me is philip bump. i want to you listen to a clip from republican congressman peter king reacting to john boehner's lucifer comments. let's take a listen. >> i fully agree with john boehner, and mab he gives lucifer a bad name by comparing him to ted cruz. ted cruz perpetrated a fraud and hoax when he brought about a shutdown of the government, some sort of a vague promise that he was going to be able to take obamacare out of the budget or end obamacare. ted cruz knew it was never going to work, but he went ahead and did it anyway, cost the government money, served no purpose whatsoever other than to boost his name and identification. >> so lucifer enters the presidential campaign.
do you think criticisms like this will continue to hurt senator cruz? >> yeah, i think senator cruz is in a tough position in general. it doesn't seem as though he's likely to get the delegates he needs at any point at this stage, given the fact that donald trump has started doing so well. this has always been the critique of truz. this is why so many of his colleagues have not endorsed him. he's simply not liked. you heard before that ted cruz went out by himself, got this shutdown going, stood um to john boehner and actually rallied john boehner's core conservative members against him, that's why john boehner doesn't like him. for a time period, the republican establishment was so worried about donald trump that they were doing everything including embracing ted cruz, which none of them wanted to do, in order to stop donald trump. because donald trump has gotten so close to this nomination, i think people are dropping to some extent the pretense of having ever liked ted cruz. >> trump is continuing to rail
against clinton, using the woman card. does this hurt or help him with women voters, egg personally with carly fiorina back in the mix joining cruz? >> i think cruz is being very deliberate in picking her so that she ran for state-wide office in california. people there know her better than they do in other places. for better or worse, i'm not sure that helps her a whole lot. but donald trump's comments do not do him any good. it is very similar to what we saw him do with his comments about mexicans earlier in the race. he says things that are not welcomed by mexican people or in this case by women. and he claims he's going to do well with those populations anyway, despite there being no evidence of that. his unfavorable ratings with women are much, much worse than unfavorables with men. that's one of the reasons he is where he is. women do not want to vote for him. some do, obviously, but much less so than men do. if he keeps doing that, it's not
going to improve with the general population. if you compare where he is with white women, which should be a core republican constituency. he's doing worse than any point weave every seen in exit polling going back to 1972. and that is a very bad position for him to be in. >> tuesday is the indiana primary. the state's biggest newspaper is not endorsing any candidate. but the editorial board says although flawed, kasich and clinton offer best choices and goes on to rail against cruz, sanders and trump and goes on to say a president trump would be a danger to the united states and to the world. will this affect indiana at all, where kasich has, in effect, given up? >> i don't know. it's a good question. it's also a cop-out to say you should vote for clinton and kasich but where he' ne're not endorsement. maybe they are trying to throw a bone toward this totally failed kasich/cruz alliance where kasich's supposed to step out of
indiana and stop twrumt from getting the delegates. but, you know, i think that alliance thing has hurt kasich. i don't think his support is all going to cruz. i think it's helping trump as well. it is generally a mess and coming at a time when donald trump is doing better generally, which is a bad sign for the non-trump forces >> okeydoke. we'll wait and see. we've got another tuesday up ahead. philip bump with the washington post. we turn to international news. north korea has sentenced a south korean born american to ten years of hard labor for subversion and espionage, according to china's state-run media. kim dong chul was arrested back in october during an interview with cnn in january, he admitted to gathering information about pyongyang's nuclear program and military facilities. cnn was not able to determine if he made that confession under duress. here's part of the interview.
>> how did it work? how did you pass on the information that you collected? >> translator: i bribed a local resident and had him gather important materials considered national secrets in this country, such as military secrets, nuclear-related materials. i got these materials, hid them in my car and secretly brought them to china where i handed them over, or i would go to south korea and deliver them directly. >> paula hancocks is following the story and joins me live from seoul, south korea, what more do we know about this man and his activities? >> reporter: well, natalie, when he spoke to cnn in january, he did say that he had been arrested in october 2015. he said that when he agreed to be a spy he had been approached by a conservative element in south korea, saying that he was effectively spying for them and that he had been asked to help
destroy the north korean system and spread propaganda against the government. now, of course, when this interview took place, there were north korean minders there. it's not known if he was speaking under duress, the same when theres with a press conference in march. he gave a public apology then and admitted to espionage. again, we don't know whether or not that public apology and confession was made under duress. but it, it is following a pattern that we have been seeing from a number of american citizens being detained in mortgage korea. it comes a month and half after an american student, otto warmbier was sentenced to 15 years hard labor after trying to steal a propaganda poster in a hotel, natalie. >> and let's talk about the latest missile launches by north korea. they just keep coming. what is the response to that? >> reporter: well, there's been condemnation across the board. there were two mid-range missile
attempts on thursday, according to a south korean military official, they failed, a u.s. official says they didn't get20 launch pad. president park geun-hye says if they carry out a fifth nuclear test there would be serious repercussions, also the chinese president xi jinping has been talking about this. >> translator: as a permanent member of the u.n. security council, china fully and comprehensively implements security council resolutions. as a close number on the peninsula, we will absolutely not permit war or chaos on the peninsula. once it happens, it will not benefit anyone. >> the u.n. security council also meeting on thursday to discuss this. natalie? >> all right, paula hancocks there in seoul for us. thank you, paula.
we turn now to syria and concerns the cease-fire there may be in danger of falling apart. [ yelling ] >> hearing a child there yelling, "get down, get down, get down! ", tells you a lot, doesn't it? this is an airstrike on a pediatric hospital. that airstrike killed at least 50 people, including children. u.s. secretary of state john kerry blames the syrian government for this while syria and russia blame u.s. forces. here's nic robertson with more. and a warning, his report contains disturbing images. [ groaning ] >> reporter: syria's cease-fire is in tatters. the latest, an airstrike on an opposition hospital in aleppo. this one support the by doctors without borders and the red cross. dozens killed, including
children and at least three doctors. one of them, the last pediatrician. so severe the attack, the red cross issued a statement, saying the destruction of the hospital are putting millions at grave risk. [ yelling ] the bodies, the grief, piling pressure on forging peace talks in geneva. >> in the last 48 hours, we have had an average of one syrian killed every 25 minutes. one syrian wounded every 13 minutes. >> reporter: three weeks of talks, 1,000 miles from the front lines, little progress for two sides using the cease-fire to talk about political transition. but accusations, not compromises, traded. >> translator: the threats that
emanated from the opposition who were here in geneva before they sulked and got upset and left, these declarations were translated on the ground into attacks. >> reporter: the opposition for their part, pausing their participation, blaming the government for renewed offensive, making talks meaningless. [ gunfire ] >> reporter: within days of pulling back from the talks, opposition fighters last week on cease-fire, showed here on their own propaganda video, back to the battle front. the u.n. envoy urging russia and the united states to step in again. save the cease-fire. save the talks. >> we need that to be urgently revitalized. and only the russian federation and the u.s., as they did when they launched suddenly everything related to the decision of hostilities needed
to come back again and relaunch it. [ gunfire ] >> reporter: in the meantime, the killing is escalating. no date set for the next round of peace talks. the u.n. envoy planning a visit to moscow. next week. urgency and peace both in short supply. nic robertson, cnn, london. >> and, again, the airstrike that hit the children's hospital killed the last pediatrician in aleppo. isis is now making millions a month in iraq by running car dealerships and fish barns. iraqi officials say the terror group is turning to alternate sources of income because coalition airstrikes have been hitting its financial hubs. security experts once estimated isis earned close to $3 billion a year from oil and gas in iraq
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[ gunfire ] french police arrested at least 100 people when protests got out of hand in cities across the country, including paris. thousands of people hit the streets thursday rallying against proposed labor lawrie forms. two dozen security forces were injured. the hotly-contested reforms are aimed at making france a more business-friendly country. critics say it will jeopardize workers' rights. new details in the death of late music icon prince. >> investigators tell cnn there's no indication he had a valid prescription for opioid pain killers. the medication was discovered in his home and in his possession according to a law enforcement official. we get more from cnn's brian
todd. ♪ purple rain ♪ purple rain >> reporter: just days before his death, he pushed himself to perform, with two concerts in atlanta. he'd suffered from a bad hip, often seen carrying a cane. now new information that prince was also carrying some powerful pain drugs at the time of his death. a law enforcement fushl telling cnn authorities found prescription opioid medication on his person and in his home. nearly a week before his death, a reaction from the medication likely caused an emergency landing of prince's private plane in illinois when the pop star passed out. >> what'sity na itywhat's the n emergency? >> an unresponsive passenger. >> reporter: prince was treated for a possible overdose of the medication. he was later released from a hospital and returned to minnesota. opioids are effective for pain, but there's a prescription drug overdose epidemic in america that has experts worried. >> the biggest worry is
overdose, causing respiratory suppression. it slows down the activity in different parts of the brain. if it slows down the breathing centers too much people stop breathing, and that's what kills them with an overdose. >> reporter: it's not clear where prince got the medication and whether it was prescribed to him. experts say there's an antidote to opioids called narcan which could have saved prince after the emergency landing. >> it can reverse an overdose extremely rapidly. the key though, is you have to get the narcan in them quickly. >> reporter: there may not have had enough time at the time of his death. >> all of our officers carry narcan. we've been carrying that for approximately two year, and that was not used at all. >> reporter: and there may not have been anyone else there to revive the pop star. the sheriff says prince was alone inside his 55,000 square foot home paisley park when he died. but at some point someone got there and called 911. regarding cnn's reporting on the
opioids, we reached out several times to prince's representatives for their response to that reporting. so far they've given no response. we asked the medical examiner's office if prince had any opioids in his system, they've said they have no new information to give on that. friends and those who worked with prince have told news outlets they don't remember him being on any medication. his lawyers saying he was not on any medication that would be cause for concern. brian todd, cnn. >> earlier, i spoke with an expert, dr. kennedy calodany says they are highly addictive. >> one of the major killers in the united states today, one of the leading causes of death in the u.s. is an overdose on an opioid, because the opioids stop people from breathing. >> and what are other effects of these drugs? i'm told people can feel really bad, feel scared?
anxious, depressed, freak out. what's the danger in this country with overprescribing and the side effects? >> so the medical community has been overprescribing opioid pain medicines, and as are prescribing began to soar, it led to parallel increases in rates of addiction and overdose deaths. and doctors are prescribing opioids to relieve pain. if patients take an opioid repeatedly, whether they're taking it over and over again to relieve pain or whether, or whether they're taking the drug repeatedly for recreational purposes, if you take a highly addictive drug frequently, there's a very good chance that you can become addicted to that drug. now, when somebody takes an opioid, it can give pain relief, or it can even cause good feelings, like a euphoria, but once somebody gets addicted to the drug, they have to continue taking the drug, simply to avoid
feeling awful. somebody who's used to taking an opioid and runs out or is unable to maintain their supply, they can experience a flu-like illness. but they also experience very severe anxiety and it feels like a panic attack. people feel like they're losing their mind, like they're going out of control. a sense of impending doom. it's one of the reasons why we see people do very desperate things to maintain their supply once addicted. >> dr. andrew calodni there. an orphaned rhino gets a new chance at life. >> it emulates what ringo would be experiencing in the wild with his mum. he would wallow to cool down and also to avoid sunburn. >> coming up, our robyn kriel there spent the day with ringo and meets the baby rhino's new
and welcome back to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. i'm natalie allen. you're watching "cnn newsroom." about 20 people have been arrested outside a donald trump rally. scuffles broke out between the protesters and trump supporters leaving at least one man bloodied. police in riot gear try to restore order. one group smashed out the back window of a police car.
north korea has sentenced a south korean-born american to ten years for subversion and espionage, according to china's state run media. during an interview in january, kim dong chul admitted to gathering information about pyongyang's nuclear program and military facilities, but cnn was not able to determine if he mae that confession under duress. an airstrike on a pediatric hospital in syria has killed at least 50 people. and the last pediatrician in the city. the united nations says the situation in aleppo is now catastrophic and a cease-fire is in danger. u.s. secretary of state john kerry blames the syrian government for the attack, which it denies. more now on the u.s. presidential election. democrat hillary clinton looking past primary season now and
ahead to the general election. and as cnn's jeff zeleny reports, she's got one opponent in her sights. ♪ >> reporter: hillary clinton exhaling after one long fight, preparing for another. >> thank you so much! >> reporter: for the second straight day, she's off the campaign trail, taking a break and readying her game plan for the fall. that plan revolves almost entirely around donald trump. aides tell cnn the campaign is spending little time on any other opponent. >> everything i said and do, folks, i do it. okay? >> reporter: her campaign releasing this video today. offering an early look at their strategy. clinton is playing up trump's greatest hits. closing with this message. stand together to stop donald trump. ♪ >> reporter: the writing is on the wall with democratic delegates and super delegates. china is just -- clinton is jus
shy. sanders still rallying supporters today in oregon. >> this is one thing that secretary clinton and i do agree on. we must not have a republican in the white house. >> reporter: the clinton campaign is already eyeing these general election battlegrounds, but trump's saying he'll fight hard in pennsylvania, long in the democratic camp. >> i'll be entrenched in michigan. >> reporter: democrats disagree, but the clinton campaign is bracing for trump to start using sanders attack lines against her. >> i'm going to be taking a lot of the things that bernie said and using them. when he said bad judgment, i said sound bite. >> reporter: sanders is pressing forward, if not to win, to influence the party's agenda.
jane sanders sided with clinton in the attack. >> she's hardworking. we just differ on ideas and solutions for the future. but to demean her that way is, it's just not acceptable. >> jeff zeleny reporting there. the next democratic and republican primaries are coming up tuesday in indiana. well, a wave of severe weather tore through the midwestern united states thursday afternoon. check out this from indiana. a tornado briefly touched down in boone county and brought along some heavy hail with it. the national weather service estimates that winds reached 100 miles per hour, knocking down trees and damaging several homes and some buildings as you can see. our meteorologist derek van dam following this for us, and yes,
it is the season. >> the image you saw just a moment ago of the tornado in boone county, that has well been estimated at an ef-1. remember that scale goes from ef-0, meaning enhanced fujita scale, zero being the weakest to ef-5 being the most destructive. this is also call add roed a ro tornado by the way. it has a narrow wind field. they can be some of the most destructive, because it's so concise and concentrated where the strong winds r bare. but those things are typically a few hundred yards in diameter. in the month of april, we typically have 155 tornados up until this point in time. we have only had 83 tornados so far, so we're actually far less than what we should be this time of year. so we've got some making up to
do, i would say, in terms of the severe weather threat, and guess what, today's the day. we have another chance of severe storms from oklahoma city, dallas, shreveport, cannot rule out the potential of isolated tornados once again. if you listen, i start to sound like a broken record, another day, another chance of tornados. watch out. this is all part of a larger system rotating across the four corners, and that's going to draw in a significant amount of moisture from the gulf of mexico, bringing the potential of flooding once again to the houston region. more on that in a second, and on the backside of it, cold enough for snowfall in the rockies. this storm system really separates the cold air to the north and the warm, humid, almost summer-like temperatures across the deep south. we are going to sizzle here in atlanta, in fact. we'll talk temperatures in just one second. here's our chance of severe weather, eastern and central texas into the panhandle.
and there's the snow outside of denver. we have an extremely saturated environment. remember the flooding a few weeks back in the houston area? add another 2-4 inches of rainfall on top of the saturated environment. that means the potential for flooding exists once again. that is why the national weather service has issued flash flood warnings for that area and flood watches for arkansas. 4-6 inches of rain potential for that area. look at this,q we could be anticipating snowfall in inches instead of feet. but we have a look at the snowfall from pueblo to aspen as well as the denver region. we should be 65 degrees, only 36 today. we'll end up the week next week in the upper 70s. so any snow that does fall will melt very quickly. >> and you know what? houston needs a break, golly.
a man here in the u.s. state of georgia is suing the popular app snapchat for a car crash that left him with dramatic brain injuries. he's also suing the driver, a teenage girl who he says was using a speed filter on snapchat while driving. that filter shows how fast you're moving. and the lawsuit says she was going nearly twice as fast as the speed limit. after the crash she posted this picture on the app with the caption lucky to be alive. cnn was unable to reach the teen, and a snapchat spokesman says the app has always included a warning not to use it while driving. we want to talk about this case
now. joining me from new york is cnn legal analyst, danny cevallos. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> here's another one that involves the use of social media while you're in your car. how culpable, danny, is snapchat in this suit, and how culpable is crystal mcgee, the driver? >> the driver is clearly more culpable, but in cases like this, often when you have such serious injuries, the insurance policy of the driver just isn't enough to cover the damages, so you see these creative lawsuits, and that's exactly what this is, the theory of liability that the mere existence of an app on your cell phone is somehow makes the company liable for a driving accident is a stretch to be sure. because an app has so many lawful uses, this is an instance where it might have been used
unlawfully. but probably not the fault of snapchat. >> is that a defense you believe they will use? >> yes. they're going to use causation, first of all, because they're going to say that are the app, as it's designed, didn't cause the accident the yes, the plaintiff alleges there's a feature that allows you to put the speed at which you are traveling on the app. but there are many lawful uses for that. you could be on a bus, you could be on a train. you could be on a plane. so there are many uses that are lawful for that. even though teens or other adults may be incentivized to use it while driving, that's always been a problem with cell phones. whether it's text messaging, making a phone call. and that mere fact alone hasn't made cell phone companies or service providers themselves liable when people are wrongfully on the phone and cause an accident. >> yes, and snapchat argues its warning not to snap and drive covers it against prosecution of this sort, but is it doing enough to protect its users and
other road users? >> well, on one side of that argument, a warning alone will not automatically exonerate a company who creates an unsafe, dangerous product. but on the other hand, in a case like this, that warning is a fact that helps snapchat in addition to the much more important fact, which is, its app has so many lawful uses that the fact that it could potentially be misused does not, by itself, make snapchat liable. after all, kitchen knives have very many valuable uses to humanity, and just a few highly illegal uses, like stabbing people. that doesn't make kitchen knives unsafely designed or negligently designed. this is going to be a very difficult case to hold snapchat liable. but it appears at this point, it's going to be a very easy case, comparably, to hold the driver liable. >> thank you so much, cnn legal
analyst, danny cevallos. thank you. amazon investors have another reason to smile. the online retailer has posted a profit for four quarters in a row. shares in the company surged as much as 12% in afterhours trading following the news. strong retail sales and growth in its cloud business contributed to the gains. a big deal may soon dramatically reshape the entertainment industry. comcast nbc universal is seeking to acquire dreamworks animation, makers of the films of shrek and king fu panda. the deals worth $3.8 billion. here's richard quest. ♪ >> reporter: coming to the big screen near you. nbc universal, dreamworks animation joining forces. >> this is going to be fun. we can stay up late, swapping manly stories, and in the morning, i'm making waffles!
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welcome back. kenya is hosting the first giants club summit, a meeting of african leaders focussed on tackling poaching of the continent's giant animals, and to coincide with the event, the largest ivory burn in history will be held in nairobi saturday. more than 100 tons of ivory from some 15,000 elephants will be destroyed. for more, let's go to cnn's robyn kriel. she joins us live from nairobi, kenya. these ivory burns bring a very powerful visual that killing elephants just for their tusks has just got to stop before we lose them. >> reporter: well, that's exactly the kenya wildlife service's message, natalie, is that these tusks are only worth
something as ivory and rhino horn which is also being burned is only worth something when it's on a live animal, and that's were they are insisting of destroying this ivory and rhino horns and other dangerous contraband wildlife products that they've seized in this gigantic burn, and it will be a spectacle. the president will light the flame on saturday morning. around 12 pires will be lit on fire, using 20,000 liters of diesel and kerosene mixed together. so it's going to be a statistpe. some celebrities have turned out to watch this ivory burn. they are at the giants club summit right now. and the message that is being sent is this is worth nothing if it's not on a live animal.
>> those piles of tusks, those are all animals that are gone. i hope it's a huge spectacle and that it goes viral on youtube and on cnn.com. i want to ask you also about another endangered animal. you mentioned the rhino, and you got to hang out with a little orphaned baby rhino. tell us about that. >> reporter: well, around 1300 african rhino were poached on the continent last year alone. and yes, as you said, we did get to hang out. babysit really, baby ringo, named afrter ringo star, the beatles drummer. here's that report. babysitting a rhino is remarkably similar to babysitting a baby. a day-long cycle of eat, play, sleep, repeat. with the occasional rather squeaky temper tantrum thrown in
when he gets hungry. abandoned by his mother at 2 weeks old, ringo was nearly dead when he was rescued by rangers at a conser vensy. >> baby formula and white oat. let's go see your friend. >> reporter: now ringo has several adoptive parents working to keep him safe and sleeping like a baby. >> yeah, he wanted to sleep, and then you can scratch him more. >> oh, he likes to be scratched? >> yeah, on the belly. >> reporter: tell me how it makes you feel when you hear of a rhino like ringo being poached. >> seeing ringo, how i play with him, and then i just, i just,
like, thinking, what about ringo being poached one day, it would be very sad for me. >> reporter: ringo's favorite time of day, say his keepers, is bath time. so they're trying to emulate exactly what ringo would be experiencing in the wild with his mum. he would wallow to cool down, and also to avoid sunburn. >> reporter: but with his mum gone, this rare baby southern white rhino has found a fatherly love in something even more rare. sudan is the only male northern white rhino left on the planet. the hope is that he will teach rin fwgo to be more like a rhin and less like a human. and the older rhino has taught the baby a thing or two. >> the fact that we have a small rhino beginning to interact with him is good for sudan, and secondly, we've seen his demeanor and his kind of appetite for life, if i can put it that way, improve since ringo
appeared on the scene. >> reporter: one isolated, the other abandoned. the two rhinos have found companionship in one another. >> what a sweet story, robyn, and the baby to be nuzzling the father. but it's so sad that they're kind of alone in the world, and here's this grown-up male that has a friend with the little one. and i'm told, a horrible thing that happened a week before you were there, that a female rhino was poached. what do you know about that? >> reporter: well, just a week and a half before we visited ringo, tough day at the office there looking after a 6 month old baby rhino, but a week before we arrived, a female heavily pregnant black rhino on
that same conservancy was cut open, it was done to remove the baby. and it was done in a full moon buy poachers and they are still trying to figure out who was behind that. it highlights the plight of rhinos on this continent. >> it's just horrible. that was uplifting amid the troubles that these animals face. robyn kriel in nairobi. thanks. people are jumping off china's sometimes scary skywalk, but it's okay. contestants are competing in a competition, performing stunts, after taking their leaps. that gives me the heebie-jeeb s heebie-jeebies. the skywalk is the longest glass walkway in the world and is more than 718 meters or 2300 feet high. thanks for watching "cnn newsroom."
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