05/08/2017 Newsround


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Hi, I'm Ayshah, and this is your Saturday lunchtime Newsround update.

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Mo Farah triumphs at the World Championships in London.

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Why this wild cat could make a comeback.

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First up, athletics, and it was another golden moment

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He won the 10,000 metres world title at the World Championships in London

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five years on from his double Olympic triumph.

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He said it was one of the toughest races of his life, and he even

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stumbled part way round, but pulled it back for a blistering

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final lap before winning it with his trademark sprint

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And the world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, took to the track too

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He had an awful start, but recovered to win,

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But he was not happy with the way he ran,

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I think these are the worst blocks I've ever experienced, and...

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I have to get the start together, I can't keep doing this.

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What is it about the blocks in particular, can you explain?

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It's shaky, because when I did my warm up and I pushed back

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It's just not what I'm used to, you know what I mean?

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It's not as sturdy, it's not as firm as I'm used to.

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It's more than 1,000 years since this type of wild cat,

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Now there's a new plan to re-introduce them

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into the English countryside, but not everyone's happy about it.

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A bit like a leopard crossed with a pet cat,

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but there's no way you've seen a lynx wild in the UK.

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That's because they used to be hunted for their beautiful fur,

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and became extinct in the UK about 1,300 years ago.

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A group called Lynx UK Trust wants to bring them back.

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They'd like to release six lynx to Kielder Forest in Northumberland

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for a five-year trial, and they've been talking

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This is a life-size cutout of a lynx - that is actually how big

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So, lynx live all over the world, and in human history,

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a healthy wild lynx has never, ever, ever attacked a human

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The Lynx Trust say the cats will help keep the deer population

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down as well as encouraging more tourists to visit the area.

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They are worried the lynx could be a threat to their sheep.

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I think it's an absolutely stupid idea for a predator that's not been

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in this country for a thousand years to be released.

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As far as I'm concerned, the lynx will go for the easy target,

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which is going to be sheep and lambs.

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The decision is now in the hands of a group called Natural England,

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and if they say yes, it's thought there could eventually

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be as many as 400 lynx living in forests across the UK.

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Now to a very special feline friend who's been getting a lot

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That was until her 12-year-old owner Evie got sick.

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She has bone cancer, and Genie has been helping to look after her.

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When I was diagnosed, she'd crawl round my legs,

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she'd sit at my feet, she'd do pitter-patter,

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like when she claws, very gently, like this,

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She was coming round this leg in particular, which is the one

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You know something is wrong with that leg, don't you?

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Genie's story has won her two very special awards, Cat of the Year,

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It was really good, we had photos taken, it was ace.

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I guess the judges saw what I see in Genie, an amazing cat.

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I think she's made a massive difference.

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I know without her I'd have a lot more darker days,

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because she just gave me that glimpse of hope that I needed

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Evie is feeling much better now and has finished her treatment.

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She still has checkups at the hospital, and Genie

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Now, are you looking forward to the return of sequins,

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The first set of Strictly stars for this year series will be

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We've been asking you who you'd like to see in this

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Thanks for those, guys, and if you want to have your say,

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People were driving along in the Indian state of Assam when it

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The rhino and the people in the car were ok after the rhino went

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The rhino and the people in the car were OK after the rhino went

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Newsround's back just after 2:00 - see you then.

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