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  • It`s CNN 10. Our first week back on air rolls on. We`re enjoying getting back into the swing

  • of daily production and we

  • hope you`re enjoying the show. I`m your anchor Carl Azuz. Today we`re starting in Central

  • Africa. Earlier this year in May, there was an

  • outbreak of the deadly E-Bola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A little more

  • than a month ago the Congolese government declared that it was

  • over. But then just days later, the same country said there was a new outbreak and that this

  • one`s worse.

  • The countries Ministry of Health says there are about 57 confirmed or probable cases of

  • E-Bola in the DRC. The new outbreak has already killed

  • 41 people according to the United Nations. There`s no cure for E-Bola. There is a vaccine

  • that can help slow the spread of the disease. But a

  • unique challenge for the Democratic Republic of Congo is that it`s unstable. Rebel groups

  • are fighting government forces and it`s not safe

  • even for health officials to travel in certain areas where the E-Bola virus may be spreading.

  • It was supposed to have been a lesson the world had already learned.

  • We expect however, that the overall case count will rise in coming days to weeks.

  • An epidemic that had already been tamed.

  • This strain of E-Bola carries with it the highest case fatality rate.

  • In 2015 in the aftermath of the E-Bola outbreak in West Africa which killed over 11,000 people.

  • Scientists said they had

  • successfully tested an E-Bola vaccine which would confer up to a year of immunity and

  • the world a sigh of relief. But five years after the start of

  • the West African outbreak, and the Democratic Republic of Congo is in the throws of an E-Bola

  • crisis. United Nations World Health Organization which

  • is attempting to lead a global response says, this outbreak is more complicated than any

  • that has come before it.

  • WHO said the new cluster of cases is occurring in an environment which is very different

  • from previous locations as it is an

  • active conflict zone. And that added the nature barrier will be safely accessing the affected

  • population.

  • As the death toll climbs, people in the outbreak zones are grappling both with the loss of

  • loved ones and this new reality

  • that is unfolding. The disease is spread through contact with any contaminated body fluids

  • and even children are having to learn a single

  • touch can be deadly.

  • Moving north to the nation of Turkey. A financial crisis there is taking a toll on the nation`s

  • economy. Prices of everything from food

  • to gasoline have been rising but wages haven`t. And that`s creating problems for many people

  • who live there. A big part of this has to do with

  • the worsening relationship between Turkey and the United States. The U.S. wants Turkey

  • to release an American named Andrew Brunson. He`s a Christian

  • pastor from North Carolina but Brunson has lived and worked in Turkey for more than 23

  • years.

  • He was arrested in 2016 after a group tried and failed to overthrow the Turkish government.

  • Turkey has accused Pastor Brunson of supporting the

  • group it blames for the failed coup attempt. The American Center for Law and Justice and

  • the U.S. government say Brunson`s done nothing wrong but

  • that he was arrested mainly because of his Christian faith. For months the White House

  • has pushed Turkey to release him. For months, Turkey has

  • pushed the U.S. to extradite a Muslim cleric who`s from Turkey but now lives in America.

  • Turkey also blames him for being connected to the 2016

  • coup attempt.

  • To increase pressure on Turkey, the U.S. has issued economic sanctions, penalties on the

  • country. It`s imposed heavy tariffs on goods that America

  • imports from Turkey. Turkey has accused the U.S. of trying to stab it in the back and

  • responded with tariffs it imports from the U.S. All this has

  • cost Turkey`s currency the lire to weaken and inflation in Turkey to rise. 10 Second

  • Trivia. Which of these inventions was funded with profits from

  • print and bicycle shops? Potato chip, Ferris wheel, Otis safety elevator or Wright Flyer.

  • It was the Wright brothers who worked as printers and

  • bicycle mechanics and they used what they had to fund the world`s first flying machine.

  • A new entry into the broadening field of flying cars faces many of the same challenges as

  • it`s competition. You can`t have a lot of passengers or any

  • in this case. You can`t fly over crowds or congested parts of cities and a battery that

  • lasts long enough for an electric aircraft to be useful in

  • real life could be years away. But the technology is getting off the ground.

  • All right. I`m a little nervous. Wow, this is really happening. OK. This was definitely

  • one of the crazier experiences

  • of my career. But what is this thing? And why am I flying it? Let`s rewind a bit to

  • 1903. In Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, the Wright brothers

  • took off in the world`s first powered airplane. They called if Flyer. Now I`ve come to a secret

  • facility in Lake Las Vegas. The training center for

  • a company appropriately named Kitty Hawk. What is the mission of Kitty Hawk?

  • The mission of Kitty Hawk is to get everybody to fly every day eventually to get rid of

  • traffic. So we`re

  • going to see a future of air traffic as a (inaudible) of the past.

  • That`s Kitty Hawk`s CEO Sebastian Thrun and what he`s basically describing is making the

  • Jetson`s flying cars a reality.

  • Now it`s a long step from fly after that honestly. This is a recreational vehicle. It`s meant

  • for recreational flight. But in the far

  • distant future I can see that maybe we take something similar like this and fly into New

  • York or Manhattan.

  • Flyer is Kitty Hawk`s first commercial vehicle. Todd Richhart (ph) is the company`s lead engineer.

  • You basically have 12 moving parts.

  • OK. What are those moving parts?

  • Ten motors.

  • Right.

  • And two control sticks. And that`s it.

  • Pretty simple. While operating it may be simple, incorporating vehicles like this into our

  • everyday commutes, that`s going

  • to be a whole lot more complicated. For now Kitty Hawk`s playing it safe. They`re engineers

  • wouldn`t let me fly faster than 7 miles per hour and

  • trust me I wanted to. Today we`re flying this thing at only like 10 feet off the ground

  • and we`re flying it over a body of water. But what is this

  • baby truly capable of? I mean, you guys are only limiting that for safety reasons.

  • Make no mistake, the fact that we are flying 10 feet over the water is a safety feature.

  • You make sure that no one gets hurt.

  • Physically I think it`s very conceivable that a vehicle like this might go at some point

  • 50, 60 maybe even 100 miles per hour. We honestly don`t know

  • yet.

  • Even with those limitations I still had a blast. But once the novelty wears off, what

  • is this thing really for? What purpose

  • could Flyer serve that a helicopter couldn`t?

  • You are actually able to fly it after hour. And I don`t want to see you in a helicopter

  • after a one hour flight.

  • I - - I definitely don`t want to get in a pilot seat of a helicopter after an hour or

  • ever.

  • And the reason is, in this vehicle if you let go of the controls it stays where it is.

  • Right.

  • It is not true for helicopter or a fixed wing aircraft.

  • And they have to say they made it pretty idiot proof. I don`t have a pilot`s license and

  • I only trained for about an hour.

  • The goal is to take everything hard out of flying. Basically it`s being able to give

  • people an experience where it`s super,

  • super easy to fly.

  • Right. Because flying seems so scary and so complicated.

  • Flying for the last century has been incredibly complicated and it takes a long time to learn.

  • This is transformational in

  • terms of how accessible we can make flights.

  • But in order for it to be truly transformational, people have to be willing to fly them. When

  • most people think about flying

  • cars they`re actually pretty scared and also very intrigued.

  • Number one most important thing other than safety for us is societal acceptance. Will

  • people be willing to fly on these devices, live

  • next to a device like this that flies in your neighborhood and so on. And that`s the reason

  • why we - - we opened this training center here in Lake

  • Las Vegas. We`re here to learn from you. See your reaction, to see much as do you like

  • flying it but also would you be bothered if someone - - if

  • your next door neighbor flew something like this.

  • The public acceptations is just one hurdle. Flyer`s battery only lasts about 20 minutes.

  • So for now, it`s applications are

  • limited. Kitty Hawk`s mission is to eradicate traffic.

  • Yes.

  • You can`t do that with a recreational vehicle.

  • We`re on sort of a story arch from recreation to exploration to transportation. And we will

  • have to evolve along the way.

  • That was awesome. I did it. I did it.

  • For 10 out of 10, the Tyrolean High Altitude Trail Challenge. As the name suggests it`s

  • going to be pretty. It`s through the Austrian

  • and Italian Alps. It`s also hard. This 124 mile trail usually takes hikers 10 to 12 days.

  • An intrepid Italian set out to do it in just 48

  • hours. He ran the first half but had to slow down afterward. And though it took him 57

  • and a half hours to actually finish, he still set a record

  • in the process. The runner who knows how to take a hike is said to be out pining away

  • for another try. Seems that he`ll be "Tyrolling" back there

  • next summer when the snow`s less a problem than terrain. This is CNN 10 where we all

  • know about punishing challenges and though we`ve got to hit

  • the trail and run. We`ll hope you`ll set foot here again tomorrow.

It`s CNN 10. Our first week back on air rolls on. We`re enjoying getting back into the swing

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