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Happy Monday morning,

I'm Ayshah with your top stories.

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We check out the latest

from the Winter Olympics

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Plastic problems

in the Arctic, and...

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We take a look at one of the biggest

parties in the world

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First, we're off to the Winter

Olympics in South Korea,

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where strong winds caused mayhem

at the Phoenix Snow

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Park in Pyeongchang.

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The women's slopestyle

final was badly affected

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by the wind conditions.

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Britain's Aimee Fuller came 17th

and crashed on her second run.

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She was OK though!

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The gold medal went to defending

champion Jamie Anderson

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of the United States,

who pulled out these

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incredible skills to win.

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It seems that nowhere in the world

is safe from plastic pollution.

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Researchers are concerned

after finding that a huge amount

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of plastic waste is now

reaching the Arctic.

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Here's Ricky.

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From a distance these beautiful

shores on the Arctic coastline

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of Norway look pristine, unspoiled.

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Take a closer look and it's

a very different picture.

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The plastic polluting our oceans has

now made it to the so far

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relatively untouched Arctic.

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Just last year I think

we brought in 30 tonnes.

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Household, it is food

wrapping, bottles.

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One of the biggest causes of plastic

pollution in the area is fishing.

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Bits of rope and netting can be

found everywhere and it's having

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an impact on the local wildlife.

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The rubbish comes from all

over Europe, and even

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as far away as America.

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I mean, you can throw things

into the ocean in Florida and think

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I am throwing it away and then it

might appear on our shores.

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He has made it his mission to pick

up as much of the litter as he can

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around these Norwegian fjords.

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What to say?

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it is so obvious what doing

here is like the tip of the iceberg.

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This is what is readily available.

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I mean, I pick up this little piece

of litter and we won't see it again.

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It helps.

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Now we've seen people walking

on the moon but will it ever be

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possible for that to happen on Mars?

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It sounds like an idea

for a new sci-fi movie doesn't it?

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But actually a research team have

been spending time in the Oman

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desert doing experiments that

could one day make that a reality.

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Sending a man mission to Mars has

been

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Sending a man mission to Mars has

been a space explores ambition for

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years. These researchers are hoping

to make it a reality. There are in

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the Oman desert in the middle east

doing experiments that could one day

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help humans to survive on the red

planet.

Why oh man? We need a place

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that looks as much as Mars as

possible. We found it here. It is a

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beautiful place but is a sign

difficultly useful place and

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operationally useful place.

Although

it is a distant dream, it felt

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closer on Tuesday when the company

successfully launched the world's

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most powerful rocket. While getting

there is one challenge, astronauts

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will also need to be able to survive

on Mars. That is why these

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experiments are so crucial.

Once we

will go to Mars and we will stay on

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Mars, we will have to use the

resources we find on Mars because we

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cannot bring everything from Earth.

That is called in situ resource

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utilisation. We use the things we

find there to sustain life,

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sustained missions and then log run

may be other things.

For now this

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vast desert is the perfect spot to

carry out tests like growing

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vegetables, and trying out a bulky

spacesuits. Who knows one day

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similar scenes could be taking place

on Mars.

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People call it the biggest

party in the world -

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and judging by these pictures,

it really is.

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Carnival is under way

in the city of Rio in Brazil.

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Every year more than a million

people from all over the world take

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to the city's streets

for the massive festival

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which includes parties,

dancing and amazing costumes.

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It's not just for fun though,

there are competitions with winners

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announced at the end

of the celebrations later this week.

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I'm back in half an hour

with loads more.

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See you then.

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