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  • Midway through the week, we`re glad you`re taking 10 minutes for CNN STUDENT NEWS. I`m

  • Carl Azuz.

  • First up, surveying the damage in Taiwan. A major storm made landfall in the island`s

  • east coast Monday. Typhoon Dujuan brought wind gusts as high as 153 miles per hour and

  • prompted the evacuation of 5,000 people from some northeastern mountain areas. They got

  • 20 inches of rain in a short amount of time. That increased the threat of flooding and

  • landslides.

  • The storm killed two people and injured hundreds of others. It knocked out power to half a

  • million before moving on to mainland China. Dujuan had weakened a bit by the time it made

  • landfall. But more than 260,000 Chinese were evacuated.

  • As the international fight against the ISIS terrorist group continues, we`re catching

  • up with some people who escaped the militants.

  • A little over a year ago, ISIS trapped almost 40,000 Yazidis on a mountain in northern Iraq.

  • Yazidis are an ancient religious minority. ISIS wanted to kill them because their beliefs

  • are different from the extremist Muslim views of ISIS. Thanks to a massive operation to

  • evacuate the Yazidis and fight ISIS, thousands of lives were saved.

  • In the mad dash to climb aboard a flight to safety, families scrambled to stay together.

  • These desperate people spent nine days trapped on a barren mountain under siege from ISIS

  • militants who chased them from their homes.

  • Amid the chaos and gunfire, terror frozen on the face of a girl in purple, 14-year-old

  • Aziza Hamed.

  • More than a year later, we found Aziza and her family in this refugee camp in Iraqi Kurdistan.

  • I`m looking forward to this. We`re going to meet some old friends that we encountered

  • in very dramatic circumstances more than a year ago. And they`re right up here.

  • Dunia, how are you?

  • Aziza and her older 18-year-old sister, Dunia, are here along with their elder brother, Thabet,

  • his wife and his three children. Their situation now much better than the unfinished construction

  • site where they lived for the first seven months after ISIS made them flee their homes.

  • The girls tell me they go to school here and they say the camp has started to feel like

  • home.

  • Aziza, you`ve gotten a little taller than Dunia since I saw you last.

  • But it does not take long for terrible memories to resurface.

  • What`s making you sad right now?

  • "When I see you," Aziza says, "I remember what happened."

  • We saw ISIS with our own eyes, how they were capturing people. If we drove down the wrong

  • road that day, we would have ended up in ISIS hands, but we took a different road and made

  • it to the mountain.

  • In the year since their narrow escape, their father`s health has deteriorated, and he can

  • no longer walk. No one knows what happened to two elder brothers, who were captured by

  • ISIS last year and haven`t been heard from since.

  • And another brother, 23-year-old Karem, smuggled himself to Europe on the migrant trail taken

  • by so many other people fleeing the Middle East.

  • Hey, Karem.

  • Hello.

  • Hey, how are you? Where are you?

  • Deutschland.

  • Germany?

  • Yes.

  • I ask Karem if he misses Iraq.

  • No, that`s gone. Iraq is gone for me. I lost it. I want to build a new future for myself.

  • There`s no future in Iraq.

  • That hopelessness, shared by so many people we talked to in refugee camps in northern

  • Iraq, where people like Aziza and Dunia`s older brother, Thabet, still struggle to deal

  • with the trauma they endured.

  • "I just want to start a new life," he says. "And I want my family to stay safe and to

  • stay together."

  • One of the few times 15-year-old Aziza really smiles is when I ask her what she`d like to

  • do to the men from ISIS who attacked her family.

  • "I would stomp on their heads and kill them," she says.

  • This girl may have escaped to live another day, but her innocence has been forever lost.

  • Ivan Watson, CNN, Dahak, Iraqi Kurdistan.

  • We`re roving all over North America in today`s "Roll Call".

  • We`ll start in Canada, the province is Alberta, the city is Calgary, the school is St. Francis

  • High, home of the Browns.

  • Moving south to the central U.S. state of Kansas, we`ve got the Indians of Andale High

  • School watching today. Hello, Andale.

  • And though Anchorage isn`t the capital of Alaska, it is the state`s largest city and

  • it`s where the Rams are watching at Wendler Middle School.

  • Time for the shoutout.

  • At sea level under normal conditions, how fast would you have to be travelling to be

  • supersonic?

  • If you know it, shout it out.

  • Is it: (a) 253 miles per hour, (b) 530 miles per hour, (c) 612 miles per hour, or (d) 762

  • miles per hour?

  • You`ve got three seconds. Go!

  • On an average day, sound waves travel at about 762 miles per hour. So, option (d) is supersonic.

  • That`s your answer and that`s your shoutout.

  • Of course, jets can break the speed of sound, but can a car? One did in 1997 in Nevada`s

  • Black Rock Desert. A British driver took a jet engine vehicle to 763 miles per hour,

  • a Guinness World Record that still stands.

  • It was supersonic and it`s kind of slow, at least when compared to what engineers hope

  • what this will do. It`s called the Bloodhound Project, estimated cost, $62 million, paid

  • for by sponsors and supporters.

  • Critics may say it`s a waste of money, but the project`s director says he hopes it will

  • inspire Britain`s future engineers.

  • It looks like something out of the latest "James Bond" movie. And there`s even a cube-like

  • character. But this is reality.

  • Say hello to the Bloodhound, billed as the world`s fastest racing car, making its world

  • debut in London.

  • Zero to 1,000 miles an hour in 55 seconds. And then when we go through the measured mile

  • 3.6 seconds, a mile in 3.6 seconds. Then we`ve got to think about stopping.

  • This is going to be driven by an RAF pilot. As you can see it`s not quite done yet but

  • when it is, it is going to be supersonic.

  • This race car is part jet and part rocket.

  • This is known as a hybrid rocket. It`s very, very clean and 98 percent efficient. It`s

  • amazing thing.

  • It was built by a team of Formula One and aerospace experts with help from the British

  • Royal Air Force and Army Engineers.

  • The goal: to smash the current land speed record of 763 miles an hour.

  • The outside is sleek and aerodynamic. And the inside -- well, we`ll let an expert tell

  • you all about it.

  • You`ve got a most impressive jet engine, the EJ200, coupled with the next generation of

  • space travel, rocket motors are being built in the European Space Agency and then the

  • most extraordinary aerodynamic design.

  • Next up for the Bloodhound: a trip in South Africa to race on a track built especially

  • for the supersonic machine. The goal is to hit 800 miles per hour next year and 1,000

  • miles per hour in 2017. No doubt this race car is already on 007`s wish list.

  • Sherisse Pham, CNN, London.

  • Before we go -- a monkey on a loose. Here he is hanging out on a mailbox. Whoops, time

  • for a water break. All this being loose makes the money thirsty.

  • Hey, street sign, I`m shaking things up.

  • So, what, where, why -- well, it happened in Florida. A pet macaque monkey named Zeke

  • got out of his cage and monkeyed around a while until his owner came to collect him.

  • Zeke`s neighbors had seen this before, so they kept their distance fearing a macaque

  • attack.

  • So, how does he keep getting out? Must have the mon-key.

  • Neighbors probably wish he`d just mon-kept to his house. But if he mon- keeps on doing

  • this, you`ll have to wonder what this prim-ate to make him such an escape artist.

  • I`m Carl Azuz, and that`s CNN STUDENT NEWS.

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