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Hello, I'm Ayshah with Friday morning's stories.
Here's what's going on today.
Help is arriving for those affected by storm Irma.
And a very unusual train journey.
First up, Storm Irma, one of the strongest
hurricanes ever recorded, is carrying on its path
across the Caribbean causing huge amounts of damage.
Overnight, the British Islands of Turks and Caicos have suffered
from the wind and rain the storm has brought.
The UK has promised ?32 million in help and, along with France
and the Netherlands, are sending rescue teams
and emergency supplies to help the one million people experts think
have been affected so far.
Now most of you are back in school and while that
can be really exciting, it can also be nerve-wracking.
Most of you will be looking forward to the year but some of you will be
worrying about other things like bullying.
We met up with one boy who's experienced both sides of school
and is feeling positive.
Hi, my name's Alexander, I'm 11 years old and I enjoy acting,
playing my music, playing tennis and rugby.
And playing with my dog.
I'm really looking forward to going back to school, and I cannot wait.
Unfortunately a few years ago I was bullied,
and I was called very rude names, and rumours were being
spread about me.
And this made me feel really sad, and it made me feel worried
about what was going to happen the next day.
Then I was so fed up with what was happening,
I decided to enter a competition where I would write
a letter to the bully, telling them how I felt.
I won first prize.
After I wrote the letter, I felt like I'd got something off my chest,
because I hadn't spoken completely outright about how
I felt beforehand.
Now I feel that I've come out a much more confident person,
Hello, I'm Ayshah with Friday morning's stories.
And now that I'm an anti-bullying ambassador, I can help people,
and if someone comes up to me and says they feel someone's
being mean to them, I'd know how they feel.
Remember to tell someone you trust about what's going on.
It really helps that someone else knows.
Remember that it's not your fault that someone's being mean to you.
This year I'm looking forward to our school play
and our school competitions, because they are really crazy
and they are really fun every year.
Thanks for sharing your story, Alexander.
And if bullying is something you are worried about,
remember to talk to an adult and there's loads of help
and advice at Newsround online
It's not just kids in the UK back at school.
Children around the world are cracking on with their lessons.
Here's one school in Pakistan that's a little different.
Meet kids in Karachi in Pakistan getting on with their lessons.
But this isn't a regular kind of school in the city.
It's been made right under a flyover and next to some busy roads.
It might seem basic and noisy to work in, but without it these
kids wouldn't have anywhere else to go to school.
That's because, while most kids in the UK are in lessons,
these children used to have to work and earn money to help
their families make ends meet.
TRANSLATION: I used to have to sweep, to mop and dust
other people's houses.
My dad died, so my mum said I needed to work.
TRANSLATION: At first, my mum wouldn't let me come.
I said I wanted to study, but she said no, I need to work.
But since I've learned to read and write, my mum is really happy.
As well as a free education, pupils get a free lunch
and free school uniform, and they get paid to attend to make
up for the money they would have earned if they were working instead.
It's hoped schools like this will allow the poorest of children
in Pakistan to get an education, and hopefully get better
jobs when they grow up.
Time to have a look at a some of the top sports stories today.
We've seen the last of players like Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain moving
between Premier League clubs once the season starts.
Clubs have voted to close next summer's transfer window before
the season kicks off.
The window in other countries will stay the same, so players
could still leave their clubs, after the deadline
in England closes.
And in tennis, Venus Williams missed out on her first US Open
finals for 15 years.
She lost to Sloane Stephens in New York last night.
That means there'll be two new faces in the women's final this year.
Stephens will go up against fellow American Madison Keys.
Now when you look out of a train you sometimes
see strange things.
But not this strange.
These passengers in Germany were treated to a special show
of men on ladders saluting, running trees,
and even a fake shark!
It's part of a theatre performance that aims to bring city
and countryside together.
That's the latest for now.
Online's the place to go for new updates.
We're back at 4.20.
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