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  • Thank you for taking ten minutes for CNN STUDENT NEWS. I`m Carl Azuz. It`s great to see you.

  • We are following up on a story we told you about before.

  • It happened in the West African country of Nigeria.

  • Police there say 223 girls are still missing after a terrorist group kidnapped them from their dormitory on April 14.

  • Many Nigerians don`t think their government is doing enough to rescue the girls.

  • Hundreds have been protesting in the city of Lagos.

  • Their nation`s president says his government would find and free the kidnapped teenagers.

  • Meantime, people around the world are trying to spread the word about this atrocity.

  • Almost 200 schoolgirls missing for more than two weeks. How did that happen?

  • Nigeria`s no stranger to problems with militant groups, but they`ve never seen something like this before.

  • This militant group, Boko Haram, their name means western education is a sin.

  • They went into a high school filled with girls, took them out and many of them haven`t been seen since.

  • Moms, dads, grandparents - villages are going out into force and they are not seeing the Nigerian government,

  • they are not seeing the Nigerian military, they are not seeing the people who they expect to be out there looking for their girls.

  • The Nigerian armed forces say they will keep on looking for the girls until they find them,

  • but they admit that they are being inundated with information they believe might actually be a ploy to try and distract them,

  • but the people - they are frustrated, they are upset and many of them feel that they have nowhere else to turn except for social media.

  • All you have to do is type in a few letters, BRI and immediately, #bringbackourgirls pops up.

  • Not just Nigerian, but people from America to Australia hoping to get the attention of their governments,

  • maybe they can do something to try and find these girls.

  • So, I was just looking at the CNN Facebook page and saw Nigerian after Nigerian asking for more attention,

  • pleading to send just another reporter so that these story can be seen by everybody.

  • And that these girls can be found.

  • You just heard that Boko Haram is the group responsible for the kidnapping.

  • It`s a militant Islamist organization with ties to the al Qaeda terrorist group.

  • A video released on Monday shows a man who claims to be Boko Haram`s leader.

  • He says he kidnapped the girls, that he plans to sell them and that Western education should end.

  • He then encourages girls to get married instead of getting an education.

  • One student who spoke to CNN says that`s not what most of the girls themselves want.

  • And we need to go to school so that we can be who we want to be,

  • because many girls - if you - if I wish you could talk to many of us, we are going to (INAUDIBLE) their dreams.

  • I want to be a lawyer. I want to be a nurse.

  • And it`s very - I think you can get only like 2 percent that will tell you, I just want to marry and just be a mother, just be a housewife.

  • Moving east to the Middle East.

  • Saudi Arabia is where most cases of MERS have surfaced. MERS standing for Middle East respiratory syndrome.

  • It`s a dangerous virus that has sickened hundreds of people and killed more than 100.

  • For the first time, someone was diagnosed with MERS in the U.S.

  • He`s a health care provider who`d traveled to Saudi Arabia in late April.

  • He checked into an Indiana hospital with symptoms on the 28.

  • Doctors say he`s recovering well and should be able to go home soon, and that there are no other known cases in America.

  • But what did this virus come from in the first place?

  • We don`t know exactly where this virus comes from. They believe it made a jump from camels to humans.

  • About three quarters of single-humped camels in Saudi Arabia have the antibodies to this particular virus,

  • they`ve even found the virus itself in camels over there.

  • But exactly how it gets transmitted, is it from droplets in camels spit,

  • could it be camel meat or even unpasteurized camel milk, they just don`t know.

  • All right. Quick bit of trivia for you.

  • Who is the world`s longest reigning monarch?

  • Here`s a hint: it`s not Britain`s Queen Elizabeth.

  • For the answer, you have to look toward Thailand.

  • Like the U.K., it`s a constitutional monarchy, and like the U.K.`s queen, Thailand`s Kind doesn`t have significant governmental power.

  • But King Bhumibol Adulyadej is deeply revered in his country.

  • It`s illegal to criticize him. His birthday is Thailand`s national holiday.

  • Thousands turned out yesterday wearing the king`s color: yellow to celebrate the 64 anniversary of his coronation.

  • King Bhumibol is not in good health.

  • He hasn`t been for years, but he still attended the celebration along with citizens who see him as Thailand`s father.

  • Just the facts: the disease malaria is caused by a parasite.

  • It can be transmitted to humans when they are bitten by a mosquito that carries that parasite.

  • Symptoms can include a high fever, sweating, shaking, chills and malaria can be deadly.

  • There are a number of treatments for it, but there is no vaccine yet.

  • So, if you are watching in the U.S. it`s unlikely you`ll have to worry about malaria.

  • But in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa, India, Haiti, this disease is more of a threat.

  • And in poor countries where doctors may not be able to treat malaria as effectively or as quickly,

  • And in poor countries where doctors may not be able to treat malaria as effectively or as quickly,

  • malaria kills more people.

  • That`s where some scientists hope their insect repellant could save lives.

  • It turns out that if we found the world`s greatest mosquito repellant no one would care.

  • So we needed to find something that would work against all insects.

  • Agricultural pests, disease factors, even nuisance insects that make us crazy in our backyards.

  • These are anopheles gambiae, it`s literally the most dangerous animal in the planet.

  • A child would die of malaria every 30 seconds today.

  • Malaria is a very real problem for most of the world.

  • Most of the commercial insect repellants that people come in contact with are basically targeting the insect`s olfactory system,

  • to make mosquito not find you.

  • We decided to take a more aggressive approach and rather than turn off the mosquito`s olfactory system,

  • we`ve looked for something that would turn it too far off.

  • To see if we could design a new generation of insect repellants based on overloading their smell system, their olfactory system.

  • They hate just like we hate overstimulation.

  • They will move away from too much smell.

  • We know that these chemical which we call VUAA1 has the ability to turn on insect organ (ph) receptors from every insect we`ve tried.

  • Not just mosquitoes. We are just now in the process of doing the toxicity. So far we don`t see any toxic effects.

  • Our hope is that we are able to help develop a product that can be sold for profit in the developed world and use that profit to leverage the distribution in a developing world .

  • We`ve finished the discovery phase and we`ll have an opportunity to develop the product that we are interested in.

  • Our hope is that every time we spray on a mosquito repellant here in America, we are subsidizing malaria reduction in Africa and Asia.

  • Flying high with the falcons today on the CNN STUDENT NEWS Roll Call We`ll start in Texas with the Timber Creek High School Falcons.

  • Glad to have you all watching in Fort Wort (ph).

  • Now, it`s north to Wisconsin, the Falcons of Salem are watching.

  • We found them at Westosha Central High School.

  • And on East Coast, it`s the falcons of Crain`s Creek Middle School. They are online in Carthage, North Carolina.

  • CNN STUDENT NEWS appreciates all the world`s teachers.

  • Here`s what some of your students are saying this teacher appreciation week.

  • Adam writes, his favorite teacher is Mrs. Hutchings, because she always tries her hardest and never gives up.

  • Kyoko says it`s Mr. Lenihan, an English teacher in Japan.

  • He always makes me laugh.

  • For Chazz, it`s Mr. Kammer. He`s been the greatest social studies teacher I`ve ever had.

  • Luiz says, Since Mr. Ortley was transferred to my high school, he`s challenged us to think outside the box.

  • And from Alex, Mrs. Gasper from Ellensburg High School in Ellensburg, Washington.

  • She`s an awesome teacher because she challenges us and prepares us for the future.

  • Sometimes you call upon to lend a helping hand.

  • After getting stuck in an elevator recently, a man decided to lend his back.

  • A team of moving men was trapped with an elderly lady.

  • She said she couldn`t stand for long periods of time, so one of the man got down on all fours, so she can have a seat on his back,

  • and he stayed like this for 30 minutes.

  • It`s a tale of kindness, chivalry and you can see why the 23-year old`s mom says she`s so proud.

  • By landing his back, he refused to turn his back.

  • Maybe one day he`ll lead the company, he`d make a great chairman.

  • After all, they say chairing is caring, and though this wasn`t a planned seat-in it`s a story that seems to sit well with everyone.

  • We`ve got to move. I`m Carl Azuz. We hope you`ll have a seat for CNN STUDENT NEWS on Wednesday.

Thank you for taking ten minutes for CNN STUDENT NEWS. I`m Carl Azuz. It`s great to see you.

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