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Hi, I'm Whitney.

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It's Wednesday, and this is what's coming up on Newsround.

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Check out the Samba street cleaner.

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And stay tuned to find out what happens next...

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First up, to the biggest and most powerful wind

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turbines on the planet, which have just been

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opened in Liverpool Bay.

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They're taller than two Big Ben towers.

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Their blades are as long as a queue of nine double-decker buses.

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And there are 32 of them ready to go in Liverpool Bay.

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This wind farm, called Burbo Bank Extension,

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covers 40 square kilometres in the Irish Sea, 12 kilometres off

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the coast of Liverpool.

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Wind turbines are hardly new.

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You can see them in lots of places in the UK,

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inland and out at sea, turning in the wind

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to make electricity.

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But this is the first place in the world where turbines this

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big have been built.

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Being so big makes these turbines really powerful.

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Every time the blades make a full circle they make enough electricity

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to run a whole UK home for more than a day.

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Altogether, the turbines at the Burbo Bank Extension

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are expected to power more than 230,000 homes,

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more than enough for the city of Liverpool.

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And we might see more mega-farms like these in the future.

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Next, look at this.

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That's the explosion from a bomb left over from the Second World War,

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which was found on a building site in Birmingham.

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Don't worry, it was a controlled explosion carried out

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by the police, to make it safe.

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Homes nearby were evacuated to make sure that no-one was hurt.

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Now, two years ago an earthquake hit the country of Nepal in South Asia.

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It had a devastating affect on the country and its people.

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But Hayley's been finding out how people there are getting on today.

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Two years ago, two huge earthquakes hit Nepal,

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a country in South Asia famous for having some of the biggest

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mountains in the world, including Mount Everest.

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The earthquake caused massive amounts of devastation to the area.

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Nearly 9,000 people lost their lives.

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Buildings were destroyed, including hundreds of homes and schools.

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TRANSLATION: I pulled my mother and took her to the road

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and as soon as I had done that, our house collapsed behind us.

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It caused food and water shortages across the region.

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All in all, eight million people were affected -

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roughly a quarter of the country's population, including children.

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TRANSLATION: After the earthquake, children were highly vulnerable.

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They were employed as labourers and had stopped coming to school.

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Two years have now passed and life is slowly getting back to normal.

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People have running water again.

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They are now able to farm again.

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People have access to health care and kids are back at school,

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thanks to the aid of organisations including World Vision, who helped

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people like this headmaster.

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TRANSLATION: One of the buildings was entirely destroyed and the wall

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structures of the concrete buildings suffered damages.

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World Vision supported us by refitting the building

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and building toilets for male and female students.

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With the help of these aid organisations, it's hoped that this

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beautiful country can find its feet again and move on from

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this terrible tragedy.

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Thanks Hayley.

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Next, I think our mate Ore Oduba may have competition for his Strictly

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crown from this guy.

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He's called Gari Sorriso and his Samba moves are all part

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of Dia do Garis, which means Day of the Street Cleaners.

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Held on the 16th May each year in Rio De Janero in Brazil.

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There are 15,000 street cleaners in the city and they celebrate

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their day with music, singing and plenty of Samba dancing.

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Definitely my kind of thing.

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Now, take a look a look at this.

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Now, take a look at this.

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Yep, those are tortoises, they're not dancing but they are

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definitely wriggling around.

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330 of them were found hidden in suitcases

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in Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia.

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The owner of the suitcase is unknown, but wildlife officials

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believe they were going to be illegally sold.

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They will now be returned to their hometown of Madagascar.

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Finally, we've all had that moment when we wish we could disappear.

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I bet this guy does!

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His name is Adrien Gulfo and he was playing in Switzerland

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when instead of clearing his own goal, this happened.

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Oh, that's bad, let's see it again.

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Luckily for him, his team still won the match 4-3 on penalties.

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I'm guessing he didn't take one of them!

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That's all from me.

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Newsround's back tomorrow with Leah.

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Bye for now.

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