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  • Fresh from the weekend, delivering a new week of CNN Student News.

  • I'm Carl Azuz at the CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • We're starting in East Asia today with a tale of two Koreas.

  • First, the North, a secretive Communist dictatorship

  • that claims it recently tested out a hydrogen bomb.

  • International officials reacted with everything from anger

  • to doubt over the Asian country's statement.

  • But yesterday, a US B- 52 bomber flew over South Korea.

  • It was a message that the US would stand by its southern ally

  • if war between it and the north ever breaks out again.

  • Will Ripley, a reporter with CNN, says North Korea

  • absolutely took notice of the flight.

  • Before that he spoke to some North Korean students

  • who find pride and optimism in their country's military efforts.

  • As the clock strikes midnight on Kim Jong- un's birthday,

  • an eerie melody reminding North Koreans of the sacrifices of their leaders.

  • Musical propaganda echoes through Pyongyang every day, every night,

  • reinforcing a message of loyalty to the supreme leader.

  • On the front page of North Korea's main state newspaper,

  • Kim Jong- un signing the order to tests what the regime calls a hydrogen bomb.

  • Many outside observers question the claim.

  • But there's no doubt among these students lined up outside Pyongyang Science and Technology Center.

  • The North Koreans say we're the first foreign media to visit the brand new building.

  • It looks like a symbol of science.

  • North Korean researcher Lee Wan believes this weeks nuclear test ensures peace,

  • even as much of the world calls it a dangerous, provocative act.

  • It is only for the self- defense. So do North Koreans want to be friends with Americans?

  • Why not? But the current political climate makes that impossible.

  • Years of isolation began during the previous Kim regime.

  • Young future scientists, doctors, and other students

  • have little or no access to the internet, only a state- controlled intranet.

  • So you see a lot of students doing research here in the library,

  • and they're using North Korea's version of the iPad.

  • They study surrounded by photos of their leaders.

  • The tank number is 312- And models of North Korean weapons.

  • It means that our nation is very powerful.

  • Medical student Lee Jue Sung sits beneath a replica of a rocket

  • that launched a North Korean satellite into orbit.

  • This is only for peaceful purpose.

  • We don't want war.

  • But outside experts accuse North Korea's space program

  • of being a front for ballistic missile development,

  • missiles that could someday carry nuclear warheads

  • across the region or even the world.

  • So you get a sense from that about the media restrictions

  • that North Korea imposes on its people. There's no freedom of the press,

  • no independent media, the Communist government actually

  • jams broadcasts from outside the country.

  • But South Korea, a republic, has found a way to get its message

  • across the border that the North can't control,

  • at least for people within earshot.

  • And what they hear paints a very different picture

  • from what their leaders want them to hear.

  • This is South Korea's latest weapon against North Korea, K- pop.

  • It may sound bizarre, but Big Bang's hit song Bang Bang Bang

  • has been blasted across the DMZ as part of Seoul's psychological warfare.

  • Propaganda loudspeakers set up along the most heavily fortified border

  • on earth broadcasting anti- regime messages,

  • basic news reports, music, and the message to the people of the north

  • are being lied to by its leaders. All guaranteed to anger Pyongyang.

  • One of the few measures which that North Korean side takes seriously.

  • And this is exactly why they decided to do it.

  • They believe it's a kind of soft spot of North Korea.

  • The loudspeakers were dusted off last summer after a decade of silence.

  • This followed a land mine blast in the DMZ

  • which maimed two South Korean soldiers,

  • and it's been blamed on the North and rejected by the North.

  • In August, Pyongyang fired on the loud speakers

  • sparking a brief exchange of fire across the border.

  • But why is a country that's not phased by international sanctions

  • affected by a loudspeaker?

  • The most dangerous virus that could destroy North Korean regime,

  • are the foundations, ideological theocratic

  • foundations of North Korean regime, is the truth about North Korea,

  • the truth about outside world.

  • Some defectors say they heard the broadcasts while still in North Korea

  • and it helped them make the decision to escape.

  • They say truth hurts and that is definitely the case in North Korea,

  • an isolated regime that very strictly controls information

  • going in and out of the country,

  • but appears powerless to stem a dangerous message from the south.

  • Paula Hancocks, CNN Seoul.

  • From the Korean Peninsula to Europe, our next stop today is Germany.

  • After World War II, the European country made it illegal

  • to sell or display any books that promoted Nazi viewpoints.

  • Of course that included Adolf Hitler's Manifesto, Mein Kampf.

  • The title means my struggle.

  • It's an autobiography. It was published in two parts,

  • the first in 1925 and the second in 1927.

  • It laid out Hitler's ideas about race and hate,

  • and it gave a preview of how his Nazi Party would try to

  • dominate Europe in the years and the war to come.

  • The copyright in the book expired on January 1st of this year,

  • so many Germans are grappling with a highly divisive debate,

  • should Mein Kampf be reprinted and sold in modern day Germany?

  • Is it the manifesto of a madman or a useful educational tool?

  • Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler's personal treatise, is hitting store shelves in Germany

  • for the first time in 70 years.

  • Scholars unveiled the controversial new re- print on Friday.

  • The book was always available in other countries and online,

  • but the German state of Bavaria,

  • which held the copyright banned its publication until now.

  • Mein Kampf became a best- seller in 1933.

  • In it, Hitler outlined his Nazi vision for Germany

  • that ultimately led to the deaths of tens of millions of people in World War II.

  • Now scholars at Munich's Institute for Contemporary History

  • have released a heavily annotated two volume version,

  • explaining Hitler's half truths, lies, and hateful ideology.

  • It is necessary to conduct research on the terrible driving forces of the Nazi era,

  • and its deadly racism, and to critically present it,

  • and make it available to an informed public for discussion.

  • Hitler's Mein Kampf is no exception.

  • Germany's teacher's association endorses the re- print,

  • calling it an opportunity to immunize young people against

  • Hitler's xenophobic slogans.

  • My experience as a citizen and as a teacher is that

  • something which is forbidden creates a lot of curiosity.

  • This way it can be demystified.

  • But the book's reputation has sparked heated debate in Germany,

  • which is still struggling with the legacy of the Nazi era and the Holocaust.

  • CNN's Christiane Amanpour spoke to the grandson of Auschwitz commandant Rudolph Hess,

  • and the son of a holocaust survivor.

  • There is no reason to let anybody read this book

  • and the umbrella of the academic aspect of it in my mind is a farce.

  • I think for these young people it is important to know

  • how a book can destroy human beings in such a way.

  • Well, it was a manual for crimes, for extermination.

  • Ultimately, Germans will decide if Mein Kampf becomes a best- seller again.

  • It's now on sale for the equivalent of $ 63 a copy.

  • Starting in the US Northeast, on today's Roll Call,

  • Pelham is a town in southeast New Hampshire.

  • From there the Tigers are stalking CNN Student News.

  • Hello Pelham Memorial School.

  • A few states south, we're well aware of Delaware.

  • It's because folks like the Colonials of William Penn High School are online.

  • And finally in Vaxjo, Sweden,

  • it's great to see our viewers at Teleborg Centrum Skola.

  • Thank you for watching from northern Europe.

  • A traffic camera in eastern Canada recently caught some pretty rare footage.

  • Say hello to the snowy owl. It's okay if you missed it. We've got it in slow- mo.

  • Scientists say spotting one of these is not an everyday occurrence.

  • They're nomadic and somewhat mysterious.

  • This one, according to ornithological experts,

  • was probably looking for a perch.

  • They say the traffic cam in Quebec might be a good spot

  • to stalk prey in a nearby field. Though the prey probably hated thinking, lemming alone.

  • I don't give a hoot if you find me pelletable.

  • You don't deserve such a perchable perch from

  • which to perch- sue the aperch- fect apperch- tizer.

  • Was that a lot of puns? Owl say.

  • We hope to see you again tomorrow on CNN Student Whos.

Fresh from the weekend, delivering a new week of CNN Student News.

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