16/02/2018 Newsround


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Morning, Ricky here

with your Newsround udpate.

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We're waking up to some great

news from PyeongChang.

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Our first medal!

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Dom Parsons scooped bronze

in the skeleton bob in the early

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hours of this morning.

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Here's how.

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This is the moment Dom Parsons won

a dramatic bronze medal

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in the men's skeleton

at the Olympic Sliding

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Centre in Pyeongchang.

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Yep, this is Great Britain's

first in the games.

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Starting his final run in third

place, Dom thought he had blown it,

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and lost out on a chance to pick up

a medal, when he slipped behind

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Russia's Nikita Tregubov

with two races still to go.

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But Latvian Martins Dukurs lost time

on the lower part of the course

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to hand Parsons a bronze with just

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That's close!

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COMMENTATOR:

He has his medal!

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Come on, Great Britain!

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I thought I'd lost it,

after that second round.

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Well, fourth round.

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Your heart sank?

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I looked up at the time,

I made a couple too many

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mistakes in that run.

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But Martins made some more mistakes,

and he's the last person I thought

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would make those mistakes.

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This is Great Britain's first medal

in the men's skeleton since 1948.

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Sad news from America next,

where tributes have been

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being paid after a serious gun

attack on Wednesday.

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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's 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's 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's 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,

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and that people should be able

to buy and carry whatever gun

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they want 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's 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 in the state

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of Florida here in the US.

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And shortly after the attack,

police were able to capture

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and arrest the man they believe

was behind the shooting.

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It's the sixth school shooting

in the US this year alone,

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and it has 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 in the UK,

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where the rules are tougher.

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In the US, there's no sign that

they'll 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 usually found

hanging around the world's

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deadliest animals -

but now Steve Backshall

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has a new challenge.

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He's going to attempt

to climb the north face

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of Mount Eiger in Switzerland -

also known as the wall of death.

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Hayley caught up with him to find

out how he's been preparing...

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I've been training for five months

and doing a lot of stuff to build up

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my strength to body weight, I've

been losing weight, I've been on a

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diet for five months.

Over

Christmas?

Tell me about it but I

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kind of feel ready.

I know you've

dealt with scary situations and

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animals. On a scale of one up to

ten, how scary is this?

Probably a

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ten!

Coming from you, that is scary.

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Next, happy new year!

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No, I'm not late.

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It's Chinese New year and Ayshah's

got all you need to know.

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Xin nian kuai le!

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Or, Happy Chinese New Year.

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Now, you may be thinking,

hang on a minute.

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We've already had New Year.

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But Chinese New Year is a bit

different to the one

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we celebrate on January the 1st.

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In China, they use a traditional

calendar, which follows

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the movements of the moon.

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And Chinese New Year celebrates

the start of a new moon.

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Each year is represented

by one of 12 animals

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from the Chinese zodiac.

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And every 12 years, this loops back

around and starts again.

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This year is the year of the dog.

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But what are the qualities

of a person who was born

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in the year of the dog?

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Well, dog people are considered

to be kind, loyal and honest.

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However, they are also

thought to be stubborn,

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easy to anger and fussy.

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Famous people who were born

in the year of the dog include

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Madonna, Justin Bieber and Donald

Trump.

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So if you're celebrating this

year, gong xi fa cai.

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Colourful light shows in China have

lit up with Lambert and displays and

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firework shows.

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That's all for now.

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Remember you can keep up to date

with all the days news online.

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