09/02/2017 Newsround


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It's coming up to 4:20 this Thursday afternoon.

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Loads to tell you about today including, on the slopes,

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a day in the life of a top British snowboarder and, up the cliff,

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how a staircase is helping one village in China.

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There's been an investigation into the safety issues that forced

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17 schools in Edinburgh to close temporarily last year.

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It started after a wall at this primary school

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Now a report's been released, it says there should have been

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The city council says it's learned lessons from what happened,

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which affected more than 7,000 students.

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Also today, the torch for next year's Winter Olympics has been

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unveiled, as it's exactly 365 days until the Games kick

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Thousands of sports stars from around the world will be

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Like the Summer Olympics, the winter Olympics take place every four

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years. In 2018, athletes will compete in seven sports. Triathlon,

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Bobsleigh, curling, ice hockey, louche, skipping and skiing. 102

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gold medals are up for grabs and as many as 100 countries are expected

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to take part, including Team GB. Let's not forget the mascots. The

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White Tiger and if there. Excited yet? See you there.

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Well, it's not just excitement, there's a lot of hard work involved

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One of them is 19-year-old snowboarder, Katie Ormerod,

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who sent us this video diary from her training camp in Austria.

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My knee is Kiki Ormerod and I am a freestyle snowboarder. I am going to

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take you through a day in the life of how I live and what I do as a

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professional snowboarder. We have found days, so I will show you going

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to the gym. I hope you enjoy it. Hello. This is Kitty. Still in bed.

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I got involved with freestyle snowboarding when I was about five

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years old. I love the fact you can travel the world with your best

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friends. It has been a dream to get the Olympic gold. It is a bit windy.

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Where are the afternoon? The gym. If I tried hard, it hurts a little bit,

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so I am keeping it strong and healthy by having physio now and

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again. My training has been going really well and I have gotten really

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good results this season, so I am excited and hope you enjoyed my day

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in the life. Well, this next story

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could be an extreme sport, imagine if you had to climb 800

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metres to get to your home That's what these kids have to do,

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but a new giant staircase Seems like a peaceful

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place to live, right? It's in the Sichuan province

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of China, but it's had a bit How do you get to

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the cliff top village? people used to have to climb 800

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metres up the cliffs with only these But things are on the way

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up, quite literally. Brand new steel staircases have been

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built all the way to the village. Villagers say it's a big help,

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much safer and they hope tourists No thanks - I'd rather go

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visit these orangutans! Scientists who have been studying

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how apes communicate with each other, believe it's help them

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understand how human That's the sound

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of orangutans talking. But researchers believe the apes

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combine these clicks, squeaks and kiss noises to basically

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'talk', and that this could be the same as how

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human language started. That's all from me and the team

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today, I'll be back Don't forget to check out

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the website for all the rest

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