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  • Kicking off 10 minutes of global events for a global audience.

  • I’m Carl Azuz from the CNN Center.

  • For the first time since 2004, the U.S. government is recognizing a genocide.

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the ISIS terrorist group is committing genocide,

  • the mass murder of Christians, Shiite Muslims and Yazidis in the nations of Iraq and Syria.

  • The Obama administration had been criticized for its reluctance to use the term until now.

  • On Monday, the House of Representatives passed a unanimous resolution

  • to label some of ISIS’s crime as genocide.

  • That vote and the administration’s announcement don’t require the government

  • to take additional action against ISIS, but it could increase pressure on it

  • to more aggressively fight the terrorists

  • or to allow more refugees from Iraq and Syria into the U.S.

  • This is video from 2014 on an Iraqi Air Force flight that rescued some Yazidis from a mountain in Iraq.

  • ISIS had trapped and targeted them.

  • An American student is now a prisoner in North Korea.

  • Twenty-one-year-old Otto Warmbier was visiting the capital Pyongyang

  • on a tour organized by a Chinese travel company.

  • On January 2nd, he was arrested and accused of stealing a political banner from his hotel.

  • Warmbier later admitted to the crime and said he was lured by the U.S. government to commit it,

  • but it’s possible that North Korean officials pressured him to read that statement.

  • Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor,

  • a penalty that the U.S. State Department says doesn’t fit the crime.

  • Relations between the U.S. and North Korea are worse than usual,

  • partly because of North Korea’s nuclear program and the international penalties for it.

  • Partly because of annual military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea,

  • which the North opposes.

  • Warmbier was on an organized tour when he was detained by the North Koreans on January 2nd.

  • What are the conditions are we facing?

  • He may be forced to work in agriculture, as it happened with other American prisoners.

  • He may spend his days planting apple trees, for example.

  • It will be fairly grueling forced labor.

  • It is very likely that he will be interrogated by agents of the state security department.

  • Human rights groups say similar conditions were experienced by American missionary Kenneth Bae,

  • who was held in North Korea for about two years.

  • U.S. officials tell CNN theyre working to secure his release

  • and are urging Kim Jong-un’s regime to pardon the young American.

  • Kenneth Bae and another American, Matthew Todd Miller,

  • had also been accused of perpetrating hostile acts against Kim’s regime.

  • They were given long sentences of hard labor, but released much earlier.

  • Based on previous such instances,

  • I would say that Otto Warmbier would stand a fair chance of being released

  • after about six months since his arrest.

  • Queen Nefertiti’s resting place discovered?

  • A researcher believes he may have discovered the resting place of Egypt’s Queen Nefertiti.

  • Dr. Nicholas Reeves of the University of Arizona thinks Nefertiti is buried behind passageways in King Tutankhamun’s tomb.

  • King Tut was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty.

  • His tomb was discovered by English archaeologist Howard Carter in 1922.

  • Reeves thinks he discovered hidden doorway after analyzing digital scan of the walls of Tutankhamun’s tomb.

  • He believes beneath layers of plaster may lie the undisturbed remains on the tomb’s original owner, Queen Nefertiti.

  • Nefertiti ruled as chief consort of the Pharaoh Akhenaten in the late 14th century B.C.

  • She is thought to have died around 1330 B.C., roughly seven years before King Tut.

  • The discovery would explain why the size of King Tut’s tomb is smaller than those of other Egyptian kings.

  • Dr. Reeves cautions that this theory must be proven by on-site analysis of King Tut’s tomb.

  • SeaWorld says its current generation of killer whales will be the last one at its water parks.

  • The organization has kept and bred these mammals in decades.

  • But it announced yesterday that the program is ending.

  • The company CEO calls SeaWorld’s situation a paradox.

  • He says that customers come to the parks in part to watch orcas.

  • But there’s a growing number of people who believe that killer whales don’t belong in human care.

  • People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said that SeaWorld had taken a step forward,

  • but then it didn’t go far enough, that it should send many of its other animals to ocean sanctuaries.

  • As for the orcas that are currently in SeaWorld,

  • the company says theyll be there for years to come and get the highest quality care.

  • We love seeing who’s watching our show from around the world.

  • On yesterday’s transcript page at CNNStudentNews.com,

  • we heard from Sunae Middle School.

  • It’s in Seongnam City, South Korea.

  • Hello to everyone watching there.

  • Next to Rochester, in western New York.

  • The Trojans are with us from Greece Athena High School.

  • And in La Habra, California, hello the Raiders.

  • Happy to have Sonora High School rounding out our roll.

  • Up next, what could be a significant step forward

  • in protecting motorcycle racers or downhill skiers.

  • It’s a sort of wearable airbag system,

  • a jacket that rapidly inflates in several places to cushion a sudden fall.

  • But it’s not cheap.

  • While a padded motorcycle jacket can cause a couple of hundred bucks,

  • the one youre about to see goes for over a thousand.

  • Were progressing and making the sports safer and safer.

  • Safety is usually not cool, right?

  • But you can hide it. Since we introduced our airbag system, things has really gone to the roof.

  • I never want to crash, but I didn’t want to experience the airbag

  • and the first time I did, it was impressive because it all happened in split second,

  • by the time I was off the bike and unto the floor,

  • I don’t think I had enough time to even blink my eye, .

  • but the computer itself deployed the airbag

  • So the bag is hidden within the jacket and it covers mainly the shoulders,

  • the torso and around the body, to the back protector.

  • The sensors are all self-contained in the back protector.

  • It’s three gyroscopes and three axial durometers and one GPS.

  • It’s an algorithm that has been developed.

  • Once the system has detected a crash,

  • it takes only 25 to 30 milliseconds for the bag to fully inflate and go off.

  • So, it’s actually 10 times faster with a blink of an eye.

  • Three, two, one.

  • We have been collecting data since 2011 for skiing.

  • Unlike motorcycling, you spend a lot of time in the air.

  • It was important for us to change the algorithm

  • so that it can recognize when it’s time to really go off and when it’s actually just a regular jump.

  • When your gear saves from an injury, that’s a huge plus because you make it to the next race.

  • Your career can be stretched into another five years

  • if you don’t tear a calf, or any other type of injury.

  • I think eventually, I guess it can be so good that people almost never got hurt.

  • Our vision is in five, ten years from now,

  • that every motorcyclist on the street will wear an airbag.

  • People have a life. They have a job. They have a family.

  • So, while they do their sports, they want to feel safer

  • and they want to be able to come back on Monday

  • and go back to work and provide for their family.

  • Were thinking also about other applications of the D-air. This is just the beginning.

  • "What does the fox say" might be the wrong question.

  • Maybe it should be, what makes the fox laugh?

  • Archer the Arctic fox is a pet in the U.S. state of Michigan.

  • This live video of him laughing on command has been viewed tens of millions of times.

  • I guess the animal likes being fox-cetious.

  • Maybe he’d prefer the term foxicle.

  • Would you call this a ga-fox?

  • Hey, at least someone’s laughing at our puns. He doesn’t find them slyfless.

  • He’d probably call them cunning

  • and with his support, we’d never be outfoxed.

  • I’m Carl Azuz with some fox news on CNN. Fridays are awesome!

Kicking off 10 minutes of global events for a global audience.

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