15/02/2018 Newsround


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Hi, I'm Ayshah

and this is Newsround.

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First this afternoon,

sad news from America where there's

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been a serious gun attack.

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It happened in a school in Florida.

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Attacks like these don't tend

to happen in other countries,

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like the UK, so it's got some people

asking why America's attitude

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to guns is different.

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In America, it is not unusual

for people to own a gun.

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Many Americans see owning

one as an important

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part of who they are.

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That is because when the USA

was founded, the right to buy

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and carry a gun was written

into the constitution.

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That is a list of basic rules that

a country is based on.

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But Americans disagree about

what this rule should mean today.

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Some people think that it means

there should be no controls and that

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people should be able to buy

and carry whatever gun they want,

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whenever they want.

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But others think there should be

controls on what type of gun you can

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own and want the most powerful guns

to be banned.

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And now there has been another

gun attack and sadly

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17 people have died.

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The attack took place

in the city of Parkland

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in the state of Florida,

here in the US, and shortly

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after the attack police were able

to capture and arrest the man

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they believe was

behind the shooting.

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It is the sixth school shooting

in US this year alone and it has

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people once again asking what can be

done to deal with gun

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violence, here in the US.

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For every 100 people

in the United States,

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there are 90 guns, and to put that

into perspective, in England

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and Wales, for every 100 people,

there are just six guns.

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Attacks like this one don't tend

to happen here the UK,

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where the rules are tougher.

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In the US, there's no sign

that they will be able to agree

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on what to do about it.

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Head to Newsround online

where you can find advice

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about what to do if anything

in the news upsets you.

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Next, he's known for getting up

close with the world's deadliest

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animals, but now Steve Backshall has

a new challenge to face.

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And this one's the

biggest of his life.

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He'll be attempting to climb

the north face of Mount Eiger

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in Switzerland, also known

as the "Wall of Death".

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Hayley went to find him and find out

how he's feeling about it.

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I can remember the first time that

I stood at the base of it and looked

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up at this mile of vertical rock

above me and thought,

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"How would it feel to be

in the middle of that?"

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You're absolutely mad!

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Is there any part of

you that's scared, petrified,

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not knowing what to do?

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Not now, but there is no doubt

I will be once I'm up

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there because it is one of the most

threatening walls on the planet.

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You've got this immense

amount of snow and ice

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and the weather is going be brutal.

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We need it to be at least -20 to

even start thinking about climbing.

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Wow.

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So, yes, it is a big expedition.

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So what training have you had to do

then in order to do this?

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So I've been training

for the last five months.

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I have been doing a lot

of stuff that is working

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on building up what is called

my strength-to-body weight.

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I have been losing a lot

of weight, I have been

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on a diet for five months.

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Over Christmas?

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I know, tell me about it!

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But I kind of feel ready.

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OK.

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I know that you have dealt

with a lot of scary situations,

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a lot of scary animals.

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On a scale of one to ten,

how scary is this?

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Probably a ten.

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Oh, my goodness!

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Coming from you, that is scary.

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If everything goes right, it will be

very physically demanding,

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we will be exhausted

and we will have no

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sleep for days on end.

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But a great experience.

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If everything goes wrong,

it will be horrific.

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And it is 4000 metres,

how long is that going to take you?

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Hoping for three days,

that would be ideal.

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If it takes longer than that then

we will run out of food.

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There is only so much

we can carry on our backs.

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If anybody can do it,

Steve, you can do it.

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You can do this.

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I think you got it.

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It's nice to have you believe in me.

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Thank you, that is

why we're doing it.

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And everything will be on CBBC.

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You can watch it on CBBC online

to see all of this challenge.

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And we will be right

behind you, Steve.

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Well, I say that, behind the sofa.

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But we are with you.

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I will feel that support, I am sure!

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Finally, let's talk about birthdays.

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They're a time to celebrate

with friends and family,

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perhaps open cards and presents and,

of course, to chow down

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on your own life size cake-y double.

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Well, it is for these two anyway!

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Lily and Lyla's mum is a baker.

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She created these scarily realistic

cake versions of her twin girls

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to celebrate their first birthday.

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The edible pair took more than 100

hours to make and used 44 eggs.

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It's not the first time Mum Lara has

created edible people...

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Check out her cake

version of Prince George!

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That's all for today.

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Newsround's back tomorrow.

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Enjoy your evening.

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Bye!

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